Friday, June 05, 2009
Recently the British news has been dominated by the furore over MPs' expenses, with politicians reporting a "plague on all your houses" mood on the doorsteps.
Labour is expected to be hit hardest by the near-universal anger among the electorate.
Voters have told the media that they are disillusioned and frustrated with the political system.
"I feel pretty much the same as everyone. They are all a bunch of crooks," said airline pilot James Flack, 33, who voted Conservative in the council elections and UKIP in the European ones.
"At the end of the day if I was to defraud the tax man I would probably lose my job, my house and go to prison."
The Government has suffered a hammering at the polls after early council election returns suggested Labour's vote was sliding.
The Conservatives had gained 18 seats while Labour had lost 23. The Liberal Democrats had gained one.
"We are looking at the mood of a nation. All the things that have happened over the last 18 months. It is diabolical how they have milked the system."
All control systems work on punishment and rewards and when there are no more rewards revolts take place.
Right now the whole UK system has been discredited, the capitalist system is bankrupt and useless, elected representatives of all major parties have been exposed as being obsessed with self-interest by falsely claiming bizarre expenses. (Cleaning the moat on a manor house, an island for pet ducks, dirty movies, etc)
People are angry and quite rightly however their anger has been diverted from anger with a democratic system that has been revealed like the Emperor to have no clothes.
The institutions of parliamentary democracy have been revealed as having no moral substance and are vulnerable to public anger.
People’s anger has to be controlled before everything is lost; this is done through a witch-hunt against Gordon Brown: The hate figure being blamed for everything.
Reducing the argument to a personality test for one man and not an inquest into an entirely discredited economic and political system.
Better to have everyone baying for Gordon’s blood and the blood of a few elected representatives than have them questioning the Westminster system and the financial gnomes who hide behind it.
Our elected reps will do everything they can to save this mass delusion of democracy; they do not want everyone to see it is all done with mirrors.
Like the Wizard of Oz it is all cunning tricks that has kept the belief in the ‘system’.
Whilst uncontrolled economic growth sustained a debt financed boom the democrat illusion could remain intact.
But now the whole economic system has been shown to be bankrupt, it worked ok for 60 odd years but now it is over…
But how could it all still work when everything relied on things going the same as always?
It could be shored up but it is on unsustainable foundations and will fail again and worse.
Products like cars have been oversold, there are enough cars I am sure to circle the globe, plus they are polluting the planet and they are using valuable fuel.
We will have shortly achieved our goal of stripping everything that we need to live for, for the sake of material wealth.
In due course the Native Indian prophecy will be reality ‘ when the last sea is poisoned and the last bee is dead then man will realise they can not eat money’
Material wealth is an illusion that can be destroyed at the stroke of a pen or a click on a mouse.
Increasingly a system based on illusion will fail to resolve problems based on realities.
The world now needs us to deal with the reality that capitalism is destroying the planet and is becoming increasingly dangerous to the people in its attempts to sustain itself.
We cannot expect it to meet our basic needs.
Growing your own food is in my opinion the most important thing we can do, this should be encouraged as much as possible.