I find myself increasingly depressed by the lack of real options for change in the forthcoming general election, particularly as a Scottish voter. Scotland is the land of inherited voting and gang mentality political immaturity.
Scots are as likely to change their voting habits as a shark is to choose to start swimming backwards or Amy Winehouse to come out as an evangelical drug-free tee-totaller.
So it's New Labour or the SNP, in terms of policies you couldn't force a one-atom-thick planar sheet of Graphene between them; a fact that on the surface may appear to run contrary to the grotesque posturing we are treated to on a daily basis - dear reader, don't be fooled.
Witness the bizarre stage show, SNP vs Labour - akin to some sort of mating ritual involving the first two males of a new species who have yet to realise the futility of their never ending circular dance, squawking at their respective superficial plumage colour differences whilst stealing coy glances at one another's genitals. Ultimately pointless and boring to watch.
Honestly what's the difference between them? Badminton based spot the ball would be easier.
If there are any Labour or SNP activists reading this blog I have news for you, that subtle undertone of frustration you may have detected is not limited to me.
Only the bittersweet aftertaste of a hollow victory is to be found on a minority turnout - the complete indifference of the majority of the electorate should be ignored at your peril, it is a symptom of acute disengagement and indifference inspired by insipid idlers in coloured rosettes who appear on doorsteps, begging, every five years or so.
Is democracy, specifically the version we have, really the best we can do? If it is then I guess it's time the other inhabitants of this planet had a whip round to save our species, we do it for them after all...