Something for Nothing- Potentially!
I have written this little discourse on the ‘something for nothing’ culture that Iain Duncan Smith appears to believe we live in.
Most of his fellow Tory mp’s have inherited millions; something for nothing. Most current mp’s of all flavours, if they weren’t privileged and born wealthy enjoyed a free education; something for nothing. So if you want to do away with the ‘something for nothing’ culture, look to your own house first.
Now, to us peasants, who are sitting back, expecting something for nothing.
Take the incapacitated, the unemployed and the single parent. Why do (or did?) we pay them benefits?
Well, if we didn’t, they would starve, freeze, die of disease or possibly be beaten to death by mobs whipped up by frenzied journalists misreporting and politicians complicit in their lies.
The reason we pay them, from the public purse is for their potential. Every disabled, unemployed or otherwise non-productive member of society- including our children, who have not yet been forced back up metaphorical chimneys to help feed their families, has the potential to be a politician, or an engineer or an educator or any one of many other professions or jobs. If we don’t allow them the tools or the opportunities to realise their potential, how can they possibly become productive, useful members of society.
It is the politicians that have taken this potential away; it is up to politicians to give it back. Real opportunities, not forced labour as a punishment.
Yes, there will always be a minority who will take advantage and be takers. But if we take the opportunities away to ensure they don’t get ‘something for nothing’ then we take away the opportunities for the overwhelming majority.
And we must never forget- even the takers have potential, given the right set of circumstances.