How should vote be determined? One voice, one vote?
What if that voice has been muted or altered by fear, aroused by tyranny, by deceit, by mass indoctrination, mass hysteria? What if that voice is not that of an individual, but the repetition, the echo of that of a group? What is that voice has been silenced that another voice may speak in its place? What if that voice is influenced, governed, mandated purely by prejudice, by hate, by anger? What if that voice is simply the voice of need, of want, of desperation? What if that voice is but a whisper, when only a shout may be heard? What if that voice must speak for others who have been deprived by nature of voice, and can only speak with their eyes, with their fingertips? What if that voice is the voice of avarice, of corruption, of cruelty, of intolerance? What if that voice is the voice of a politician whose voice can only lie? What is that voice is the voice of a church, the voice of which only betrays the truth of its alleged calling? What if that voice is the misogynistic voice of a man against a woman? What if that voice is the voice of rebuke, of the old against the young? What is that voice is the voice of mischief, the young against the old? What if that voice is the voice of heterosexuality against homosexuality? What if that voice is the voice of tradition, of convention, of predictability, when innovation, aberration, spontaneity are essential?
One voice, one vote? No. We have been there and done that. It is time for a change.
Today, now, perhaps more than ever, the heart of every heart, feeling on its own, every heart pumping the same red blood, each of the other, though unknown as sister and brother; to every heart, a vote, felt by every other heart, expressed and understood through the soul in the glimpse, in the glance, in the gaze.
Real eyes, realise, real lies.