Thursday, 4 February 2016

Politics and the art of Voting.



Now That Was Fun.

Only one thing on the news yesterday. Yes you got it politics and the forth coming referendum on wether we stay in the European Union or leave it. it is I am sure the same in the Usa  at the moment with the long run into the Presidential Election. 

Meanwhile here in Scotland we have our elections for the next Scottish Parliament and all discussions are about what each party will offer at that election.

I sometimes wonder how the country is running, do we really need all those politicians.

There are two rules about being in company in a bar, well there is here in Scotland. Never discuss either politics or religion. I am so glad that this rule is not always followed , I might not have anything to say. 

I was with friends last night and politics raised its head. We all had different views but at the end we all left still friends. 

So let me lighten the mood just a bit but leave you with an important little thought. 

While walking down the street one day a corrupt politician was tragically hit by a car and died.

His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance.

"Welcome to heaven," says St. Peter. "Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so we're not sure what to do with you."
"No problem, just let me in," says the politician.

"Well, I'd like to, but I have orders from the higher ups. What we'll do is have you spend one day in hell and one in heaven. Then you can choose where to spend eternity."
"Really?, I've made up my mind. I want to be in heaven," says the politician.

"I'm sorry, but we have our rules."

And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell.
The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green golf course. In the distance is a clubhouse and standing in front of it are all his friends and other politicians who had worked with him.
Everyone is very happy and in evening dress. They run to greet him, shake his hand, and reminisce about the good times they had while getting rich at the expense of the people. They played a friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster, caviar and the finest champagne.
Also present is the devil, who really is a very friendly guy who is having a good time dancing and telling jokes.
They are all having such a good time that before the politician realises it, it is time to go.
Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and waves while the elevator rises.

The elevator goes up, up, up and the door reopens in heaven where St. Peter is waiting for him, "Now it's time to visit heaven..."
So, 24 hours passed with the politician joining a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. They have a good time and, before he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by and St. Peter returns.

"Well, then, you've spent a day in hell and another in heaven. Now choose your eternity."

The politician  reflects for a minute, then he answers: "Well, I would never have said it before, I mean heaven has been delightful, but I think I would be better off in hell."

So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell...

Now the doors of the elevator open and he's in the middle of a barren land covered with waste and litter and rubbish. He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up the rubbish and putting it in black bags as more rubbish falls to the ground.

The devil comes over to him and puts his arm around his shoulders.

"I don't understand," stammers the politician. "Yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and clubhouse, and we ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne, and danced and had a great time. Now there's just a wasteland full of rubbish and my friends look miserable.
What happened?"
The devil smiles at him and says,

"Yesterday we were campaigning, Today, you voted.."

Vote wisely on Election Day!!! Whatever way you decide do it wisely.

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