I don't believe the meaning of my words has been digested at all.
If you are as inclusive as you are suggesting why is direct involvement restricted to those you presume - falsely , I would argue - to people who have regular access to the internet and what you term a basic understanding of computers.
Sorry, but that appears to me to be either muddled thinking or deliberate evasion.
Many people do not have access to the Internet for a variety of reasons so in what way can they contribute to your " Manifesto" ?
Gestalt politics means every decision which affects the electorate being made by the electorate.
In short it is about democracy. Yes, it is not easy to comprehend in regard to the present system, because it does depend upon it's abolition. I am talking about direct election ( by the voters ) of independant politicians to individual ministerial positions on the strength of the individual policies, which would not be manufactured to promote outdated ideaologies that serve no other purpose than to divide society against itself .
As a Party you could argue well we have decisions on who to vote for and what policies we want put through on our behalf, but that is simplistic at best, and again, at worst, - evasive, the current Party system offers a choice of elected Dictatorships not a responsible Government. Bear with me on this one, please.
Under the current System we are duped into voting for specific policies that we( in theory ) support. The reality is that we are playing see-saw politics to ensure the survival of the Party System. We vote for Conservatives, for example, because they promise to cut taxes, but we don't want their other policies. So, next election we vote for the other Party to get rid of policies we don't want.This is, of course, if they keep their promises to begin with.
The odds , however, are stacked against us, - we are lied to from the beginning by being told If you vote--- we will do this, but the reality is that the policies we vote for are then put to a second vote by both the Government and the opposition.Also, as often happens, many people who are members of the winning Party only paid lip-service to accepting the leaders Policies to begin with in order for the Party to get into power and so vote with the opposition to stop the voter getting his/her democratic choice. Much like the Brexit argument.
You say you are a passionate pro-EU supporter, yet you fail to clarify that definition.
Do you really understand the distinction between the EU - a system of Non-Elected Dictatorship and the E.E,C, -the Open Market we joined?
I doubt that. You appear to think we who voted Brexit are uninformed knee-jerk reactionaries ,when you have no idea whatever of the bigger picture. The reason we now have the very real possibility of a Third World war, is a direct consequence of the EU and the ambition to create a European army.If you think that coincidence then perhaps you should have studied European history more than computers. There is a film ( a very entertaning one ) called The Odessa File, which ,is only part-fiction. Take the message from that film and relate it to why Putin was elected and why he annexed Crimea, and you might gain a better understanding of the real situation this world is in due to over-reaching EU ambitions.
I, for one, knew exactly what I was doing when I voted Brexit, I am by no means a simpleton and presenting the argument that people didn't understand what they were voting for is both ingenious and incorrect.
You are partially correct that leaving the EU was not the ONLY reason, but being members of a non-elected dictatorship certainly was, and will remain, a significant issue.
I have already explained the EU issue and it is clear that while my generation did have very clear reasons for voting to leave , it is yourself and the pro-EU lobby who are confused.We understood the question clearly enough and it is you who either can't or won't understand the answer.
So, let me attempt to clarify it once more.
We the people never voted to join the EU,
We, and i am talking about the democratic decision of people I strongly disagreed with at the time, decided to join the E.E.C. referred to then as the Common Market.
The Common Market is NOT the EU. What part of that is difficult to understand ?
Perhaps you should clarify your statement to read ...it was never really clear to those who never voted for the E.E.C. why we were being asked to leave something which those who did vote to join the E.E.C. were never given the option to vote for or against prior too the referendum?( I hope that makes sense? )
SomethingNew claims to be in favour of Democracy but whose democracy are we talking about your's or mine?
So, you are one of the disgruntled 48% who voted pro-EU and choose to ignore the vote of the 52% as a consequence of our lack of insight.
What of the Scottish Independance issue, do you also believe that those who voted to remain part of Great Britain also got it wrong? I don't read anything in the Manifesto supporting the arguments of Nicola Sturgeon.
Now why is that?
Could it be that because you approved of that democratic vote it should stand , while the result of another democratic vote should not because you personally disapprove?
As for the racism of the band-wagon jumpers who also voted to leave, I would make two points.
1/ If you invest in your own people as well as new arrivals, it is far more difficult for racism to take hold.
2/ I know people in the pro - EU camp who are equally racist.
Being in or out does not change human nature, but attempts to do so only reinforce the negatives.
This brings us to another reason I voted to leave.
The British political system lost it's way when forcing the EU on the electorate.
The EU has been an excuse for Britain's politicians to ignore the problems at home, and this is equally true of many other Nations within the EU, including France and Germany. The popularity of Marie Le Pen's party is a direct consequence of ignoring home-grown issues.Perhaps, you can't see that, or it doesn't matter to you?
It matters to me, and millions of others.
The little people voted for meaningful change, for whatever reasons, the main one being common to all, the ignoring of the poor and vulnerable in their own Nation-states, not only the working-class but the underclass also.One thing is certain, Britain is going to leave the EU. Whether we remain in the E.E.C. may well depend upon people like yourself embracing the concept by accepting the distinction.
I repeat, hopefully for the last time. the EU is not the E.E.C.
I am anti-EU, I am not anti-European, so let's put that one to bed shall we.
In your Manifesto you are promoting the ideaology of a walking corpse , which may well lead to the Zombie Apocylpse.
I suggest you seriously consider promoting your support to the original Common Market if SomethingNew really wants to make any sizeable impact in politics.
Neither, the British nor other European people are going to vote for any party that promotes Elitism in any shape or form.Like I said before there is a once in a lifetime opportunity here to make the world a better place ( providing we avoid Nuclear War , which, if we can survive to the end of the year may well be avoided. ).
Parliament's and Political Party's throughout Europe have all lost touch with the voter, because they are promoting their own blinkered visions.
The people all know what the Party's want, but do they in turn know what their people really need?