Tuesday, 31 March 2015
Ah, the race is on, Parliament has dissolved, as it sinks into an archaic cesspit of corruption . Oh it's going to be a fabulous 6 weeks, we will have to endure a lot of bluster and hot air, false promises, and bare faced lies between the ever so slightly different factions of the austerity partys'. It will resemble more of a pantomime than an actual election. It will be a a bit like tea verses coffee, or the drip, drip, drip of distraction. The choices are not really that much different, if it actually changed anything, they would probably make it illegal. We desperately however need genuine changes to help disabled, ill people, children who are hungry because the only food they eat is from bloody foodbanks. We need long term solutions that will help the homeless and the destitute. We need to shift the power back, remove the politics of blame from our lives. But saying that ,it should be noted that M.Ps will escape investigation into dubious expenses claims because authorities have destroyed all the evidence. At the end of the day they will again be allowed to pick from our pockets on a pretty frequent basis. But there is nothing like a good old vote to sort out the corruption, after all we're all in it together. It should also be remembered that every single government since Thatcher has caused this country of ours, economic damage, while allowing bankers to dictate their policies.Through their friends in the media I guess, they will be very successful at diverting attention from them and on to the poor. The conservatives if they succeed will carry on carving up the country, as I speak planning a further £12 bn in welfare cuts, will carry on their creeping privatisation of the N.H.S, the Labour Party sadly up to now have been rather lacklustre in their condemnation, will they save us money in scrapping trident, does not seem that they will, and despite some fine words, do not seem to offer us much of a radical alternative. Just the familiar pattern of gesture politics.
Will a change of government actually change a thing. We keep getting caught in the same trap, thinking that if we put our faith in the power of the state, everything will turn out allright.
At the end of the day we will still be screwed. The system was never broken, it was built this way. We need to keep struggling for a new order based on truth, social justice, equality, accountability, give power back to the people. I don't however hold my breathe that this will happen any day soon, unfortunately. Neither will the current constitutional framework rescue us from the darkness of capitalism.
Whatever the end result, for many people across the land, I am sorry to say there will be no happy ending.
Posted by teifidancer at 12:30