Friday 23 January 2004 11.14am
[As Jai pointed out very funnily above] it's all part of living in a democratic society.
There will be plenty of things (different for each of us), that we object to our taxes being spent on. It's unrealistic to think that any party's policies will be totally in sympathy with all of an individual's preferences. But that's implicit in democracy.
There are only two ways to change this:
1) find a piece of land, not under the jurisdiction of any government, and live the Good Life. Remember, this wouldn't just mean growing your own goats. It would also mean performing your own surgery (human and animal) and dentistry, defending your own property and territory when required, lighting your own streets, collecting and recycling your own rubbish etc
2) find a political party most aligned to your set of views and do whatever you can do to get them elected
However, in both cases, it's likely that you'll be less than 100% satisfied.
I do sympathise to some extent with what you're saying. However, we are all in the same situation to a greater or lesser degree and most of us accept that there are a greater number of good things to be had from living in a society, according to its rules, than by not doing so.
...there's plenty more c**** in the cup.