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Better than Nothing?

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We’re in that ‘better than nothing’ mode, aren’t we?

Where we’re happy to accept changes to the Bedroom Tax rather than continue the fight to abolish it.

Just as we’re happy to accept lower than inflation wage rises.

Where have we left our guts? When did the unions begin to sit in the pockets of government?

200 years ago, they said holiday leave would destroy industry; 100 years ago they said paid holiday leave would do the same.

Well, these innovations gave the working man the money to aspire- and as he aspired, he lost faith with the roots of trades unionism that gave him the wealth TO aspire.

This was not, nay IS not the ideal of Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels or Kier Hardie. No, sir; it is the ideal to which we should all aspire- the redistribution of wealth, where no man has less than he needs, and no man has more than he deserves.

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Written by Smiling Carcass

01/09/2014 at 1:58 AM

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  1. Reblogged this on jaynelinney and commented:
    Says it ALL?

    jaynel62

    01/09/2014 at 6:41 AM

  2. “where no man has less than he needs, and no man has more than he deserves.”
    Is there ever a more deserving statement than this?
    Wonderful quote, only wish our amoral leaders would take on this ethos.

    A6er

    01/09/2014 at 9:31 AM

  3. […] “We’re in that ‘better than nothing’ mode, aren’t we?” writes Smiling Carcass in his blog. […]

  4. “and no man has more than he deserves” That would stuff the government & fat cats..

    hilary772013

    01/09/2014 at 11:24 AM

  5. Agreed! No man should ever have everything and another have nothing. No family should be wasting food due to greed and another have to go without.
    The people of the country gave up and have let this, and previous governments walk all over us. How sad that most people don’t care and so few do.

    jaypot2012

    01/09/2014 at 1:03 PM

  6. Reblogged this on Jay's Journal and commented:
    Totally agree…

    jaypot2012

    01/09/2014 at 1:03 PM

  7. But what really worries me is the rush to leave the EU. Today living near Clacton I have heard UKIP morons and rabid Tories espousing the need to leave the EU and trade with the rest of the world. What they fail to address is the fact that we will be competing against nations whose living standards are worse than ours and in order to compete, for competition is the Tories mantra, we will have to have even lower living standards than them. A real race to the bottom and the result is that our kids are to be exposed to this just to have our own rotten government.

    Chris Kitcher

    01/09/2014 at 4:20 PM

  8. Unfortunately this would lead to the following paradox: David Cameron, IDS and certain others would deserve less than they need!

    robinmcburnie

    01/09/2014 at 4:25 PM

  9. I think a lot of people care but are too worn down and defeated just trying to get through day to day.Worrying how they are going to feed their children tomorrow.I had strength to fight once,not any more! My heart breaks for our young people,the future doesnt look good.

    Helen Byrne

    01/09/2014 at 6:49 PM

  10. Now where did I leave my pitchfork?

    A few weeks ago the plutocrat Nick Hanauer appeared on the Channel 4 News programme (and also had an article published in Politico magazine). He stated that ‘no society can sustain this kind of rising inequality’ (between rich and poor) and that he ‘feared the arrival of ‘peasants armed with pitchforks’.

    Sadly, though, I feel that his fears are groundless; despite the suffering of the poor arising from the cruel and vindictive policies of the current government I see few signs of a new Peasant’s Revolt.

    When did we become so compliant and submissive?

    Where is the Wat Tyler for our generation?

    Without action, nothing will change.

    Me? I’m sharpening my pitchfork. How about you?

    John Costello
    Activist for ‘We Are Shadows’

    John Costello

    02/09/2014 at 10:10 AM


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