May 4th, 2005

Guido – The Manifesto – Introduction


  1. 1
    Charles Donald says:

    Whilst all very interesting Guido, is this merely to distract from the fact your manifesto still isn’t ready with only 17 hours to go untill polling?


  2. 2
    Guido Fawkes Esq. says:


    Have you absorbed the underlying philosopy?

    Next the newspaper endorsement…

    ..then the celebrity pop star endorsement…

    modern political methods…


  3. 2
    Robin says:

    So he bit about property – you believe that?


  4. 4
    Charles Donald says:

    Oh thank you m’learned and wise friend!

    I used the term interesting because I happen to believe in many of the underlying principles but not the conclusion that has been drawn to form the “philosophy”.

    I believe that not voting will not prove any point other than allowing Blair to crow about another record victory. Either we should include a “none of the above” (or “nullist”) box on the ballot, so a protest can be registered or people should vote Tory or Lib-Dem to unseat the Blairite Labour party from power – the latter being the only real viable option available at this election.

    Not participating in the election of who governs us is not a viable or sustainable option.


  5. 5
    Guido Fawkes Esq. says:

    No government is a way of life. Whomever you vote for the government wins. Sting was right when he sung meet the old boss, same as the new boss, they all look like quiz show hosts to me. Politicians as a class are the last people you want to control your life. Egotistical liars or delusional messiahs, dogmatic ideologues or or fools, with very few exceptions.

    Most people want to be left alone, nothing fills them with more dread than the phrase, “we’re from the government”. My deal with the government is that I won’t bother them and they shouldn’t bother me. No begging letters from the Inland Revenue for taxes, no begging me for votes. The belief that everything is political is totalitarian. To be anti-politics and anti-politicians is to be in favour of living your own life by your own values.

    I want to opt out of state control, I am not a number, I do not want to be identified, I am not a subject, I am a free man. People wonder why slaves of old did not run away from their masters, I wonder why people cooperate with their political masters today. No government is a way of life.

    You have the the inalienable right to live your life as you choose, free from interference. You have the right to own and defend your property. Non-violent civil disobediance gave a billion Indians independence. Not voting is a minimal form of civil disobediance. By voting you tacitly accept the legitimacy of the rule of politicians over you. By obediently paying your taxes, you finance your own slavery.

    Don’t do it.


  6. 6
    Last Tory says:

    So you’re saying you don’t want any of it. Not the pensions. Not the criminals locked up. Not the schools. Nothing. Ideal, from your perspective. But how to make it work. That is my question. That is what I mean above. I can agree with philosophy, I can even do what you say, but how do I build an ACTUAL society on that? Philosophy is useless without an action that can lead from it.


  7. 7
    Oliver Cromwell says:

    Well, I suppose Ayn Rand would find that flash introduction to Objectivism acceptable, as I do, but not as part of a political manifesto. Most people aren’t taught to be philosophical. Though they need it, it bores them; they don’t want to listen. Their eyes glaze over and the yawns can’t be suppressed, which is somewhat forgivable as most philosophy has led mankind down blind alleys. You’re quite wrong about Britons, Guido. Most don’t want freedom, most want controls. If not, they wouldn’t have a state rail system, a state health care system, a state social insurance system, a state education system, etc.. They are not prepared to overturn lifetimes of selflessness, mystical beliefs & collectivism and can not be from a six or eight campaign.


  8. 8
    Guido Fawkes Esq. says:

    Well that may be true.

    I just want them to let me live my life my way.


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