"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Sunday, 19 December 2010

More Money...More Money...

That's all we ever hear - the gaping maw needs more.  These Third Way 'centrist' governments are in collusion with the EU and the UN and are forever thinking up new projects to embark upon and ramp up the taxes. Hard-earned cash is shovelled into their ideological projects with a substantial amount retained for their own pockets and expenses.  I suppose you could call it 'handlers' fees'.
The European Year has been a success, raising awareness through more than 700 projects in 29 countries and creating a strong momentum that has mobilised politicians, stakeholders and citizens. It has put the political spotlight on poverty reduction and has helped us to crystallise the premise that combating social exclusion is an economic necessity and must be an integral part of our recovery strategy.
It's all in the public interest and all for the good of the cause. Of course it is. Anyone who now believes that governments of any stripe will act for the people who elect them is a Muppet Extraordinaire - and that includes students.  Politics has changed and left & right should stop and re-assess their values.

Let me explain, if I can.  Is it not yet clear to students that they are being manipulated for a cause?  They rally with the SWP and the UAF, many of whose members are the same core group leaders.  Workers, in a hang-over from the days of the Trades' Unions, are also being manipulated.  Islamic extremists, EDL, me, we're all being manipulated and need to stop and question the motive.

Our current coalition government is nothing more than a continuance of the Blair/Brown years.  "Same destination, different route," said Cameron.  Why people are out on the street chanting, "Tory scum," is beyond me when it's plain to see that little has actually changed since May.  Why weren't you students out on the streets chanting, "Labour scum," when Labour introduced tuition fees despite their manifesto promise not to do so?  Who is pulling your strings?  Why now?

'Divide & conquer' isn't a cliche, it's a tried and tested truism.  All the student riots have achieved is to bring closer the possibility of water cannon being deployed on English streets, something I wrote about last year and something for which our Met hierarchy have been pleading.  Don't think Theresa May's initial refusal is on the side of goodness and light - it isn't - she's on her own side.  She's on the side of a career in politics that leads to a career in corporate life and not one Labour govt minister would have said or done anything different.

Look at Julian Assange and Wikileaks.  After years of releasing revealing little titbits, many of which I've posted here, they decided to dump a whole lot - but to selected media who, in the UK, are under a D-Notice to clear everything with the government first.   Why didn't Wikileaks publish in full online for Jo Public to see?  All this circus has done is to bring control of the internet even closer.

I'm sick of being a mouse in this game of cat& and it's time our new generation of politically-aware youngsters realised that 'the left' doesn't have the high ground in the distaste for war, arms dealers, poverty, surveillance, censorship or government by corporations.

Go back to sleep - all will be fine.
UK Uncut's action is stupid and counter-productive

Come on, Generation Now, open your eyes; don't be herded into the Sheeple pen. It's time for you to tweak the curtain before you're seduced by the glamour of corporatism and a mythical divide between 'left' and 'right' politics.

7 comments:

  1. I guess it's the job of more seasoned minds to point this out to the young 'uns.

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  2. I hope they open their minds, TT - love and peace '68 style doesn't even begin to see what we're up against.

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  3. I think you mean '67. By the time '68 rolled in it was getting more violent.

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  4. Berkeley campus killings? What's a year between friends? History keeps repeating and we should have learned by now. If only history wasn't re-written :-)

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  6. Sorry about that.

    I meant to say - I think that they are going to learn the hard way.

    What frightens me is that there is a growing divide between young people and the preceding generations.

    But, your right, GV - this is being done deliberately.

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  7. Hi BJ - it's been noticeable in the press that some people have been talking up an older 'had-it-all- generation that left the youngsters in debt. They always like to divert blame. I like to see the youngsters getting political but, as I said, they should learn to think for themselves and not listen to the first SWP/trades union cock'n'bull story they're fed. You're right - they'll learn the hard way, just as we did.

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