Archive for January 2014
Last night at work I watched Obama’s ‘State of the Union’ speech for 2014.
His main premise was to support the middle class and make the step up to becoming middle class a possibility for all.
Anybody notice the flaw in this view? WE CANNOT ALL BE MIDDLE CLASS!
What is middle class; is it an income bracket? Then, surely the easy way to make us all middle class is to pay the working class better- but then the current middle class will want more, and so on we go.
But middle class is not purely an income bracket; it is how you earn your income (the relative level of income being inherently more than working class). The middle class are professionals, business persons etc.
And we cannot all be those things- or who produces the goods to sell, who works to pay the wages of the bankers and the businessmen?
So, what are we saying to those that cannot aspire to the middle classes? You are left behind, in a lower income bracket to support, through your hard labour producing the saleable goods and assets the non- productive professionals and businessmen of the middle class.
This is the capitalist system; this is the class system.
We have to get away from this thinking and support the worker, whose hard labour produces the profits that pay the non-productive petit bourgeoisie.
We’ve lost the unity… ergo we lose the battles the and therefore war. I apologise to those who are united, but the capitalists have won…
I say that with a saddened heart; I say it with hopeful mind.
The ruling classes have subdued us for centuries.
Mostly by manifest force; more recently with manifest misrepresentation.
The time is, as it always was to fight back. Be that through the ballot box or the force of numbers, we have to fight back.
Implore your friends, neighbours and work colleagues, your everyday contacts to be one with us all. We will not agree to our particular agenda, but assuredly, to win the war we must unite, or die trying.
It is not just for us; it is for our children, and their children’s children.
I work hard all week, 48 hours at my place of work, 44 paid hours hard graft.
A reasonably well paid job, though I want, as we all do as, the ‘entrepreneurs’ do and my employer does, we want more.
Why then, is it that the entrepreneur and the employer are seen as good businessmen when they increase their income while the employee, the creator of their wealth is so greedy when they ask for more?
A question I have long asked myself; a question which is rhetorical; because I know and we should all know the answer; because these people are greedy beyond their needs; because a capitalist system drives their greed to the detriment of the majority.
We are and will always be abused and poorly paid as long as the silent majority listen to agree with the wealthy minority.
We will never be a democracy while this minority drives the economy.
If you had a hundred quid spending money in your pocket, would you give a doctor fifty quid to save somebody’s life?
I doubt many of you will say no.
We shouldn’t need to be asking the question or making that decision. But current fiscal policy demands we may have to.
So, do you want to pay fifty quid for that one person’s life, the one you saw dying and so feel close to?
Or should we all pay a quid and make sure nobody dies unnecessarily?
That, my friend’s is the principle of our NHS.
Well, I don’t actually love some heavy geezer punching me in the mouth.
However, if I upset somebody with my comments, and they feel the need to respond I think I’m probably doing something right.
“Found it. Card number…”
“…one-third of GPs apparently believe a £5 or £10 charge should be imposed on everybody turning up at hospital Accident and Emergency departments.”
Any payment beyond your taxes and National Insurance immediately removes the principal of an NHS- and I include prescription charges in this.
“Free at the point of delivery” is a principal we must adhere to strictly or lose our NHS.
More than three million low-income families risk missing out on the economic recovery
Of course; the ‘economic recovery’ is for the benefit, and only for the benefit of the wealthy. It always has been and always will be, and the poor pay for it.
This isn’t just ‘Osbornomics; it has always been ‘Torynomics’.