Bob Geldof: who, as the frontman for Live8, and despite raging cynicism surrounding his efforts, once more brought the plight of millions of suffering Africans onto the world stage, thus wringing concrete promises out of those wankers at the G8? (or phone 09011 27 27 05 - alt. text AWARD GELDOF to 83188)
George Galloway: who, as an MP for Respect - The Unity Coalition, and despite a concerted media campaign to discredit him, handed a US Senate Committee it's arse as a hat, thereby guaranteeing a continued platform from which to criticise war and US led oligarchic hegemony? (or phone 09011 27 27 04 - alt. text AWARD GALLOWAY to 83188)
Shami Chakrabarti: who, as director of Liberty, has often quietly, but nonetheless tirelessly, cogently and passionately campaigned against the erosion of our civil liberties, often in the face of what amounts to nothing less than fucking hysteria, roundly demolishing arguments designed to whip up more of the same? (or phone 09011 27 27 03 - alt. text AWARD CHAKRABARTI to 83188)
You could, of course, choose to vote for Tony Blair, David Cameron or Jamie Oliver, but in fairness, if you want to do so, you can fuck off and find the links yourself. Not that i've got anything apart from the meat-eating against Jamie you understand (i'm so used to people doing that these days that i hardly ever forget myself and mistakenly warn them that they are about to put something dead in their mouths), but he's just not really in the same league, is he?
Surprisingly for me, i'll not go on, i'll just leave you with this:
"The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one's time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all."
~ Henry Louis Mencken US editor (1880 - 1956)