Funny world that we live in. Just catching up on VoxPolitics after a week out of town and came across a link to Whitelable.org, a blog run by one of the FaxYourMP geeks (their word, not mine). It seems that my blog is full of excuses and apologies. It’s not personal, apparently, although everything I post is disagreed with. That’s ok, I don’t take much personally, so no need to worry about that. But, let’s be a little realistic here. 50,000 faxes does not knock down all of the e-government barriers folks, it doesn’t prove that you have cracked it and it doesn’t make me break out in a cold sweat wondering whether I’m doing the wrong things. Now, funnily enough, I don’t claim that I have knocked them down or cracked it (no, that’s neither an excuse nor an apology), but I do know that some of the things we’ve done are pretty good. 50,000 faxes is pretty good too, but it’s not democracy in action, not yet. But maybe it will be – the more PR faxyourmp gets, the better as far as I’m concerned – let the faxes roll. Less than 50% voting in a general election is a terrible reflection on democracy.
I’m always up for new ideas … the reason I don’t allow comments is because I can’t figure out how to get the blogger software to do that. If you know, let me know. In the meantime, I’ll watch whitelable for an actual idea that might improve things and I’ll continue to torture the English language as only I know how I guess.