I don’t know if you genuinely don’t get it, or just don’t care but the belief in politicians (shaky at best) has entirely broken down. While your front benches drone on gay marriage, Lords reform or AV, taxes stay eye-wateringly high and the state gets ever-more meddlesome and controlling thus the economy flat-lines.
You more or less all support state health and education (except for many of your own children obviously), offer no choice on the EU, flatly deny promised referenda on the most vacuous of grounds, engage in endlessly pointless military adventures, inflict security theater on us that the elite simply bypass. Consistently loot us with taxes and throw our kids into debt, talk about reducing spending but actually increase it, maintain the pretence of an old-age pension which is simply an unfunded Ponzi-scheme but keep demanding contributions at the point of a gun, have a fake fiat currency system and price controlled interest rates which inevitably lead to expansionary busts, support on ever bigger leviathan state and a model of social democracy which has failed in Greece and Spain and is coming down the tracks at us.
Meanwhile all the party leaders say they must re-engage with the 70% of us who know voting was and is pointless but do precisely nothing. Listen to the voters? Bitch please, we are your leaders and we know best, now pay your taxes, do as you are told and watch a TV talent show like a good worker-drone. Leave the thinking to us.
Ayn Rand said “When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion; when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing; when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favours; when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you; when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice, you may know that your society is doomed.”