And I have my reasons for why I would vote for Alan:
1- After a long winter of unprecedented doom and gloom, what in effect felt and still feels like a never ending funeral procession led by the two big ones on top, who also happen to look the part of 'directors', it is time for the easy going and smiley nature of Mr Johnson .. ie, someone to give us hope!
2- I trust Alan, not only because of his background and how hard he had to work to get where he is now but because he has always been an honourable man all along, hence no surprise to me he was not involved, in any way, in the current 'open sesame' scandals re the overwhelming abuse of MP expenses
3- Alan will therefore choose good men and women like himself for his cabinet .. Good for the future of this country .. He will choose men and women of honour .. like himself.
4- People are fed up with fake! Everything around us nowadays is manufactured, everything is not natural, we live in surreal times where nothing makes sense anymore ... century old values are going out of the window and are being replaced by materialism .. Money rules! Alan does not do fake so, even if money 'has' to rule, I believe he will do it sensibly and maybe say no sometimes.
5- I am tired of the 'speeding' lot and the resulting errors of their speed .. Alan will hopefully take a bit more time but then produce better and wiser approaches and decisions ... Stability!
6- At 59 years old, he is a member of the so called 'Ageing population' or what is currently regarded as 'anyone' over 50! Only Alan would be one so called 'elderly' who would be aspiring to the highest job in the land, and rightly so .. and hence, by voting for him, I hope he would not only inspire those of us currently termed as 'ageing' simply because we dared to cross a fictitious and stupid line of our own making, but make the use of restricting and limiting terms like this illegal, thus providing equal opportunity of all members of society to aspire for higher and higher so long as they have the will and the ability regardless of the date written on their birth certificate :-)
7- 'Some' of our men at the DoH are the best, by far ... so, hopefully they will all go up one notch together .. ;-)
And you know, I never really liked, although I do appreciate, the feel of the art of 'cubism', which is what these days feel like .. being stuck in a 'cube', you're restricted and therefore, limited! .. and also because .. there is no straight lines in nature! So, 'cubism' is not natural nor was it it intended to be as it is is intended to escape from the natural by straightening lines that are never naturally straight.
And I never really liked Pablo Picasso's reasoning for his modern art 'cubism' movement because, to me, his use of straight lines as well as sharp mathemathical looking angles look like an attempt at the restriction of speed rather than aiding reality to show that times were moving at a speadier pace. Nonetheless, Ironic if you consider that straight lines, as in our modern times artificial roads complete with their moving at speed vehicles and objects are actually mainly straight!
That said, unlike those who pull our strings and have had us 'boxed' these days, Picasso's genius is in what he actually puts inside his boxes or 'the cubes' and their sharp angles ... What a turbulence! Of passion, of all sorts of emotions .. mayhem and confusion ... everything is inside those boxes .. Stuck! That's Picasso's genius, it's not the speed of the box but the speed of what's inside the box .. while the box is static, or is it?.. art that says it all :-)
Vote Alan Johnson .. soon I hope :-)
This is Edith, singing the art of the fictitious 'cubes' of all kinds. It's la 'Polichinelle' ... or 'the marionette' .. Pull those strings .. pull those strings .. make her dance, watch her smile .. Pull, pull .. p .. Oh dear! .. the strings broke! .. in that moving looking cube that really is static! .. Maybe because even the music was also cubed!
Maybe Alan can fix it .. marionette .. and music ... no more cubes ... no sharp angles ..
I hope he will .... :-)
“A box without hinges, key, or lid, yet golden treasure inside is hid.”