With the upcoming election this is one of those rare occasions where the politicians are reminded that they work for us, and not the other way around. Now would be a good time to remember what they have practiced, and not get seduced by what they preach (politicians and promises, don't get me started). It amazes me that the current government have the audacity to run for another term, when they have made such a mess of things. Education, healthcare and human decency are suffering and poverty is spiking. They way I see it, they should step down, with apologies. And if they had the best interest of the country in mind, perhaps they would have, but it is all about personal ambition, networking and keeping your friends happy. The bigger the offense, the greater the reward: our former Prime Minister who left us with a random substitute mid-term, screwed us all for a top position in NATO. It is so transparent, really.
But for a total of two weeks they are pretending to give a damn, wooing us with big smiles on campaign posters, in personal appearances and televised debates. There is bargaining too: if you give up this, you can have that. Who needs a solidary health care system, when you can drive your car all the way into the city free of charge? What some people are ready to give up to keep the spare bedroom, the flat screen TV's and car privileges... it is just sad. But I still have faith that the majority of Danes will do the right thing this time around. If all goes well by next week we will have a new government.
Mocking the poster children, left and right.
Smil lidt mer / smile a little more.
Even the advertising people are getting onboard:
Mikkel Møller for ALIS (photos by Mikkel Møller): More skateparks on the agenda.
Some even put up their own campaign posters, I have seen children run for office, and the "Flere Farver" (more colors) are everywhere. You get a feeling that it is getting increasingly harder for people to take politicians seriously...
More Colors / air guitar.
And a single street art contribution that actually means business: vote Ø.