Really? Yes, really.
The Salted Slug recently pondered doing the unthinkable, and putting a cross by the Labour candidate. His logic was, in part, that it might:
".. result in Labour having to stay around to answer for their own incompetence (rather than the usual blaming of successive Tory governments when they clean up the mess )"
The Scary Clown has gone one step further, and says he'll be voting Labour. His reason?
"Imagine what havoc would be wreaked upon Labour's credibility if they had to be the party of cuts, the party that actually inherited the consequences of their economic mismanagement? .. The faction fighting and internecine struggles would prevent them from doing any actual governing as well"
Those Daily Mail-reading Libertarians Boatang and Demetriou also fervently hope that the Tories lose the election. Their logic is, as ever, pitched at other angry sixth-formers, but runs along the same lines:
"4-5 years of Labour or Labour / Lib Dem alliance will fuck the country sufficiently for even the most retarded of morons out there to wake up to the fact lefty, statist type politics fails. 4-5 more years of this will lead to a rampant revival of extremist politics"
To all of which, CF can only respond: What the flying fuck are you on about? Are you fucking mad?
It is a truth universally acknowledged that this woeful government has fully, comprehensively fucked up everything it has touched. Do we really want them to carry on meddling, interfering and ruining the country just so we can prove that they're ... err ... not very good at governing?
Imagine you were renting a house. You'd rented it for nearly thirteen years. The landlord has been dishonest and incompetent. The rent keeps going up and up, and yet no improvements are ever made. In particular, there is a serious electrical fault, which experts have warned you could well result in a major fire if not remedied.
And yet the landlord will do nothing about it. and has refused to acknowledge that there is an issue.
Whenever you challenge the landlord about this - or indeed any other issues - he doesn't attempt to explain, apologise or even justify his behaviour.
He claims that the property has been brilliantly maintained, and that only he is capable of such maintenance. He often speaks for some time about the terrible things that 'other' landlords would do with the property, whilst at the same time doing nothing at all himself.
A chance comes along to move to another house, just down the street. You know it's quite similar, and you don't think the landlord will be substantially different. But at least it will get you away from this dangerous fool.
Do you move? According to the logic espoused by CF's fellow libertarians, no you don't.
You sign up for another five years rent, in the same house with same landlord. And you secretly hope that the electrical fault will get worse, and that one night the house will burn down.
Because that will prove you were right about the landlord, and show everyone else how terrible he is. Aha! Then the landlord will have to 'answer for his own incompetence'. Then the landlord will 'inherit the consequences of his mismanagement'. Then 'even the most retarded of morons' (oh, the poetry of B&D) will realise that the landlord was no good.
Mind you, you'll be sitting in the burnt-out shell of your house, among the ashes of your possessions.
Or, in the case of McDoom and his cronies, in the the burnt-out shell of this country, among the ashes of a once-great nation.
What. The. Fuck?