Slipped in among the usual banal drivel regularly emitted from his office in the bowels of Tameside’s Town Hall, it would appear that the leader’s blog which he published earlier this month, once again returned to the question of lowering the age at which a citizen is entitled to vote.
Admittedly, you had to waft away the ink-slingers smokescreen which began by pleading the case for a scheme to bring about the reversal of current youthful voter apathy; but once you’d spotted exactly where the leaders politically motivated blog writer was heading, you could quickly uncover the ‘hidden dialect’ in the honey potion that was intended to lead some of our most susceptible youngsters, (especially those 16 year olds who may be labouring under the illusion that they are ready to engage with the unscrupulous and coercive power of the council’s controlling elders, in meaningful political debate) to volunteer to join the pseudo council ; and in doing so, sleepwalking into a power mad trap that has been set by ‘other dominating organisations’ and baited by marionettes, labouring under the guise of community council chiefs!
Aware he needed to impress an easily hoodwinked, gullible audience – the writer of Kieran Quinn’s blog decided to start his soliloquy with an anti-government name drop.
He started his preamble by saying, “It’s not often in this blog you’ll hear me agree with Russell Brand, but I do think that a lot of young people don’t vote because they don’t feel like they have a stake in the system. It’s for this reason we declared that as part of our 2015 pledges we would set up a Tameside Youth Council.”
“The Youth Council will provide young people with a platform to not just get their opinions heard, but taken seriously by decision-makers in the council and other organisations in the borough, integrating the Tameside Youth Council into our decision-making.”
In other words, and as an example; introduce this diverse group to a problem or crisis, or maybe a local social issue. Conduct the discussion in a council facilitated, council controlled environment, using their fully trained ‘facilitators’, officers and a few of their more vociferous elected political members; (That well known totally unbiased fence sitter, John Taylor, for example) then give it a good stir to create tension, and then attempt to control and manipulate the outcome by providing the desired solution through those same trained council facilitators and totally ‘unbiased’ elected members!
This will result in exactly the same way in which the ‘other organizations’ manipulate the current council chiefs to achieve outcomes that favour their business and lock in their continuing control for years to come.
He continued, “As it currently stands we estimate that the Youth Council will comprise of around 60 young people (in other words, approximately the same number as that of the current council) representing schools, youth and equality groups and geographical areas.” And with a suspicion of the author ‘protesting too much’ he emphasized, “It will be a strictly non-party political organization, - we want young people to be comfortable getting involved and letting us know their views.”
The writer then told how ‘council officers’ and ‘elected members’ will work closely with these Youth Council members to make sure they get the support and training they need to contribute as fully as possible to discussions. “It is our hope that the Youth Council will play a full role in council decisions – even taking part in full council meetings.”
Now, forgive the cynic in me, but can someone explain just how a hand-picked bunch of ‘one party controlled career council officers, aided and abetted by a collection of dyed-in-the-wool Labour councillors’ will successfully shake off years of political bias and blinkered dogma to offer non-party political guidance to this immature and impressionable group, in order for them to arrive at fully thought out answers to ‘council induced’ non-political discussions?
It just can’t happen!
As a magician offers the audience any card in the pack and always gets them to take the one they want. I get the feeling that a group of politically trained facilitator-teachers would then guide this naive group’s dialogue toward pre-planned political consensus, and ultimately to arrive at the same inhibited council conclusions that over the years have been of great benefit to a number of ‘other organizations’, yet have pervaded and retarded the ordinary tax-paying people of Tameside’s economic and social progress, for the last 40 odd years!
They glibly tell us that ‘They work for us’ but in reality we have become ‘their customers!’ Remember, local and indeed central government are supposed to be our servants, not our masters.
This seemingly innocuous form of political recruitment, expounded by our leader, is, in reality, a hidden form of early ‘consensus-building’ and is the process with which the radical left attempts; and in most cases succeeds in controlling and manipulating already cut and dried outcomes.
In order to achieve their ends, this latest idea of attempting to circumvent the current age of voting is nothing more than a cynical attempt to retain and manipulate local political power in indoctrinated hands for future years.
As Kieran Quinn and his power mad puppet masters have inadvertently revealed in announcing this clumsy scheme; today, it would appear that a more sophisticated version of the political brainwashing process is in motion in our midst, in an unscrupulous attempt to drive unopposed social transformation. Governments, schools, businesses and service organizations; even some religious groups are using this hidden agenda, with its predetermined ends to shape compliant citizens, believers and group thinkers to conform to the ‘new order.’ This is often referred to by our council as ‘community organizing.’
Referring back to the ‘Youth Council’ it’s also a clever way of identifying ‘unconformity and free thinkers’ which may, in future become an obvious hindrance. So, by forming a ‘Youth Council’ directed in thought by those seeking to retain power and political control over others, it serves their purpose in two ways, for it helps root out individualism and non-conformist attitudes that could bring conflict and division from future candidates.
Make no mistake. Once these young people have bonded to ‘the group’ and been ‘trained’ in the new rules, only the very brave amongst them will dare offend the majority by taking a contrary stand or by offering a counter argument.
Kieran closes his remarks with these words, “The young people of today will be the voters, the decision makers and the opinion formers of tomorrow; we must help them to get involved themselves.”
Which means, this scheme is nothing more than political grooming at local level, designed purely to mould the next generation of totally compliant Tameside Labour Councillors, who will continue to blindly carry out the bidding of those outside entities that benefit most from Tameside council’s decisions.