The days when political discourse revolved around the various candidates publicly debating the issues disappeared when psephologists, pollsters and PR men took over elections, devaluing democracy in the process.
Democracy in Great Britain has been reduced to periodic elections where teams of spin doctors, marketing professionals and media managers create false images for a group of bland, photogenic automatons who possess the innate ability to lie with a straight face.
These generic candidates will be required to flawlessly repeat soundbites and slogans which are centrally generated by their various party PR and media management machines. They will also be required to take part in publicity stunts which for the cynical voter are sometimes so embarrassingly false they are a source of much hilarity.
Any PR person worth their salt would agree that a picture is worth a thousand words especially when trying to create an image or deliver a message that they want the public to swallow. Unfortunately for them, due to the Internet, they no longer have a monopoly of messaging therefore the same tactic can be used to strip away the veneer and reveal the truth.
Wearing a "This is what a feminist looks like" T-shirt in the House of Commons was a publicity stunt led by the Labour Party's premier feminist Harriet Harman. The message may have suited her reputation as a champion of women's rights but it also hid the truth about Harman and her 'progressive' agenda. Therefore taking leaf out of her PR departments book, here are some photographs to put the record straight.
"This is what a paedophile supporter looks like". One who wants to legalise sex between adults and children.
"This what a Muslim paedophile gang looks like". The gang that groomed, raped and sexually abused under age white girls with the full knowledge and connivance of her Labour Party on the grounds of 'cultural sensitivity'.
"This what a young female victim of a the Labour Party's client group of paedophiles would look like" if one could face the camera.
In the top photograph Harman is flanked on the left by her party leader Red Ed Miliband and on the right by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, the current leader of the ever more ridiculous Liberal Democrat Party.
"This is what a Liberal Democrat deviant looks like". The one that had a relationship with a young female constituent with special needs who originally came to him for help. Clegg finally acknowledged he knew about this but took no action at the time.
When senior politicians engage in publicity stunts of this nature they not only make themselves look ridiculous they also demean politics and embarrass the nation at the same time. Informed people are not fooled by this kind of cheap stunt and as has just been demonstrated they can be used to reveal the truth as well as to deceive.
Finally a couple of publicity stunts for your mirth and enjoyment:
"This is what a pair of idiots look like when going after the Sikh vote".
Update: Check The Mellow Jihadi for more Red Ed publicity stunt hilarity.