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Montag, Dezember 01, 2003
 
European Election
Next summer there will be elections again. Elections noone cares for and about. Elections to the European parliament.
I use to say, when I think of becoming a professional politician I want to be elected into the European Parliament. Noone knows your name. Noone cares for what you do. You can travel a lot. You earn really much money. Sounds like a great job, doesn't it?
Even I, as a politically active person, don't know much about my European Parliament member. I know his name, I've seen him some times when we were at the same events, but I have never spoken to him, nor do I have an idea, what he stands for and what his beliefs are.
And I can consider myself as someone who is better informed than the average.
So what does that tell me about the next elections? Not to worry about the campaign. Noone will care, what we do on the streets in campaigning. They will either vote for him or not, but nothing I do will change that in any way.
All people like I can do is to bring it to people's awareness there are elections. To tell them how important the elections is and to tell them to go and vote for a politician of their choice.
Isn't it sad?
The BBC quotes "When a reality TV shows attracts more votes than an election, democracy is in trouble".
I have no doubt, it's the same in Germany and many other European countries. A Teenager without any talent but the more spots in his face, no voice and the charme and sexappeal of a sliced Bratwurst with Sauerkraut attracts more German votes than a political decision which is really important, not just for Germany.
It's awful.
But what can we do? I think, we have to work more on PR and tell people what is done in Europe. The MoP have to get in contact with their voters much, much more, but they won't. As long as they get elcted anyway and as long as any election means also money til death, there will be no need to change anything, doesn't it?