The Herald is once again trying to convince us that everyone is so scared of the EFA that there is no poltiical participation going on. Once again, they cite some rich right-wing organisations that don’t want to have to identify themselves when advertising, and so haven’t advertised at all. It seems the Right’s view is that democratic participation is rich organisations putting ads in the paper and trying to market to us.
It’s not. Real democracy is ordinary people, on the ground, talking, communicating, getting active. Maybe they’re helping a party or doing something off their own bat like putting up posters, making youtube vids, or pulling off clever political theatre. Here are a couple of examples that The Standard has been emailed just today:
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