Posts tagged philosophy
Posts tagged philosophy
They are keeping the working classes segregated,
So that the rich can stay elevated,
YOU are all the same forget race and sexuality,
YOU have one thing in common that is a reality,
That one thing is that they think YOU are scum,
They’ve trampled on YOU so much that you’re starting to feel numb,
YOU are in the way and YOU cost them taxes,
So they continue to hit YOU with their roman like axes,
There’s no ‘middle class majority’ YOU are the masses,
YOU are the ones that return from wars in caskets,
Your communities have been ripped apart,
And hit with one massive Conservative dart,
I don’t believe in Evil but Blair’s the exception,
The average man lost his voice in the 97 election,
They patronize YOU with their Etonian ways,
And now you believe nothing the Primeminister says,
They have labelled YOU theifs, chavs and cheats,
So that YOU begin to dislike one another,
They have succeeded for now,
The poor have turned against eachother.
Ideologies are misleading us!
Most of us label ourselves with a political ideology on the political spectrum, if we do not we just label ourselves as right, left or liberal. What if I was to tell you you don’t have to believe in any one to have ideas and opinions? Actually, what If I was to tell you it would probably be for the better that we didn’t label ourselves with them at all? When it comes to politics we seem to be under the illusion that if we disagree with one ideology we must support the opposing one. So if we disagree with the left wing and communism ( which many of us do as we’re brainwashed by a Capitalist media ) then we must believe in the opposing? So for instance if we disagree with Capitalism but also believe communism is corrupt we will sit on the fence and be liberal.
This instantly limits how deeply we can think about things, it limits our questioning and its quite dangerous, because actually if this is true it probably means some of the parties are standing for policies they disagree with because they think they are of one particular label. So by stating where they are on the political spectrum they must instantly agree with everything that ideology says, even if they only agree with 60% of it. When the tea party of america says actually we don’t want this restricted market or business run by a big corporation we may agree but disagree because we believe them to be terrible.
Also because of this we manipulate ideologies and twist them to run them how we wish, however at the same time going with the label, this is very misleading. For example, we will believe it is more efficient to get our fish from a supermarket as opposed to a fishmonger as everything you will need you can get from the one store at the supermarket, when actually it is less efficient because you’re getting a far lower quality and far less fresh product. Because we all go to the big corperation supermarket due to our attitude of easyness we eliminate any competition on the market from smaller chain business which immediately shows that actually, this is not a FREE market. Many of us would blame this on capitalism, because it allows the big corperation to become so big and powerful in the market, actually this is not capitalism at all because we have eliminated competition from the market, the very thing Capitalism is based on, therefore we have just eliminated Capitalism..this is infact a socialist market. It is socialist because you have limited progression, you have very basic working class roles of shop till assistants and very few management staff who can barely call themselves middle class, you are almost eliminating the middle class and at the same time limiting the progression of the working class.
This is also why we always have the ” same old ” attitude with politicians, because we only have three possible answers, a communist, socialist, liberal or capitalist government. We are under the illusion we need a stable government when actually it would be ideal if it was unstable and new ideas could be put in place, it would be far more convenient if we could take some ideas from the left and some ideas from the right, but with our current attitudes we are limited to one or the other because we only allow ourselves to agree 100% with one particular place.
So we have a society and politicians that are limited to very few different opinions which is probably why there is so much corruption in politics, because we can not come up with a feasible question as to why politicians are not doing what they say. On the other hand we also have political ideologies that are being changed and manipulated so actually having these labels is pointless. What this means is that we also have politicians misunderstanding what they stand for, and this is deeply worrying.
Going out is overated,
Staying in is so outdated,
Clubs are full of posing pricks,
And men with shoulders full of chips,
Watered down alcohol that tastes of sweat,
Old men at the bar stare into pints of regret,
People with opinions on many things,
But on a weekday they empty bins,
People with iPhones thinking they’re A listers,
Sharing meaningless shitty instragram pictures,
People covered in branded clothes,
Becoming nothing but stamped advertising clones,
Capitalism fills their lives with products,
Lowers their opportunities but rapes their wallets,
The youths have looks of venom in their eyes,
You’ve never met them but its you they despise,
Their pleasure comes from innocent peoples cries,
Nothing they do comes as any surprise,
Teenage girls with children starting school,
And their boyfriends roam looking for streets to rule,
Nobody leaves their houses after 10pm,
Women wear fur coats and dine in posh bars,
But underneath they can’t afford knickers or bras,
They’d rather pretend to be middle class,
Even with cold water in their baths,
They are ashamed of who they really are,
Men in ties with brief cases rush,
Ready for anything in their way to push,
With hair slicked back and neatly brushed,
Haven’t spent time with their families in months,
They spend 24/7 in the office,
Reading books is seen as a waste of time,
Education to them is an impossible climb,
Teachers are not able to teach,
Pupils only aim is to make them weep,
And follow the others like a heard of sheep,
They are like an army of robots,
Everything happens in the present,
The past and future do not exist,
Hitherto it is called the present,
It acts just like a gift,
Future is imagination,
Past is memory,
But both are a vague image of reality generally,
Do not dwell on whats been,
Or worry of whats not yet seen,
Act on what you feel is right at the time,
Use your instinct as a bodily sign,
Instinct is a balance of decisions made in our lives,
Both good and bad at an equal divide,
This inbuilt bodily radar is all we need to decide,
And no decision is wrong or right,
So we should not live in regret or in fear of what might,
Education system and the method of learning is totally wrong!
The whole structure of our education system is based on goal achieving. Education is treated too much like sports, the kids who raise their hands in class quickest get to the finish line, however these pupils only understand the face of the answer, the slower pupils observe problems in more depth and gain an actual understanding of the underlying layers of the subject. Each subject is simply like an onion in which we can work down the layers to gain a deeper knowledge of the subject, however our education excludes this and those who answer quickest with a minor knowledge of the details are deemed the brightest as they are simply faster.
This is the problem with our politicians, they were those children in school who answered fastest and got to the finish line and thus have risen to the top. You can see this with how they perform and act, they acknowledge the problems we have in our society but never tackle them. They assess the problems but they do not understand the route of the problem and therefore they have no knowledge of the underlying causes of the problems so they can never put a successful solution to tackle these issues in place. Politics is about addressing problems in our society to improve the well being and quality of life of people within it, however to resolve a problem you must firstly understand the cause of it.
There are thousands of examples of this quick route over knowledgeable route in our society. One is the crafting and manufacturing of items, there was a time when things where built to last. Somebody who would make something would have not only a genuine passion for making it but also an in depth knowledge and experience in the industry. However now many things are made with cheap materials and by machinery and the mindset is not about the quality of a product but rather a profit driven mindset of how much money can be made on an item and how a market can be maintained by ensuring products break within a time period to ensure customers will consistently have a need to buy newly introduced products. Education is a lifelong aspect, we are constantly learning and sometimes the best way to learn is to gain experience in an industry, this not only educates the person working on the product but also the quality of that product or service to a customer. However now with everything being so heavily judged on academic skills via how they achieve in the education system at school, we no longer offer the opportunity for people to gain this experience as everything is based purely on academic skills and qualifications. This is a totally wrong way of going about things as many people are more practical and would learn better with a hands on approach as opposed to sitting exams and completing coursework at school.
Also it is a very harsh system to judge people on decisions and performances they made when they were 15 – 18 years old. Many people are not ready to make life changing decisions at this age and many people must go through a maturing process. If it is so that the new O – Level and CSE system will be brought in in the English curriculum it will introduce a two tier system where kids who are struggling will receive even less help than they currently do, it will also make it harder for them to get back on track later in life as they mature. To say GCSE’s are too easy and should be scrapped is very naïve, I believe this is a generation where education is more valued than ever before by the lower classes as well as the rest of society. There are students who are physically ill due to stress of exams and coursework with the places in University being considered a life or death situation due to the current job climate. Surely we should be happy that we have rising numbers of students going to university although it seems that the government want to make it as hard as possible to cut numbers of pupils going to university. We should be investing in the children of today as they are the future of tomorrow, surely having them educated to the highest standard can only be a good thing.
We are unemployed and ever so bored,
We try to protest but we are ignored,
Politicians keep us reassured,
That things will get better,
Our cities are so grey and dull,
Weighed down by the class system pull,
The bankers charge like raging bulls,
Only concerned with whether their own stomachs are full,
They even dictate to the government.
If you get your hands dirty you will be rejected,
Manual jobs are not respected,
A low income for some is a reality,
But this describes your personality,
But its thanks to the builder the prime minister has a home.
Elections give us a choice of right vs right,
But none are right,
Only left is right,
And two wrongs do not make a right,
So a coalition is a deadly fright,
And the poor will suffer regardless.
As deaf as the ear of a Politician,
Trying to persuade people to sign our disagreeing petition,
How many cries will it take before they listen,
As their shiny vehicles glisten,
Widening the wealth gap is their only mission,
Left wing is our ideological position,
We are stuck in a day to day routine,
Never ending like a running stream,
Saving all year for a change of scene,
Yet there is no other country we have seen,
Our bodies are weak and ever so lean,
Their Capitalism starves us,
Governments widen the gap between rich and poor,
To make it certain our limited luxuries are ensured,
Lower classes are only good in their profit driven wars,
Only the elites are allowed to bend the laws,
Given a poor education, but a private one can be bought,
Expected to comply to the system and not give it a second thought,
We’re not supposed to survive because it’s a set up,
I know many of us are now getting fed up,
There should be no surprises,
As the cost of living rises,
Politicians are corrupt criminals dressed in professional disguises,
We need to make our voices heard and start a revolution,
Instead of continuing to comply to this corrupt institution,
- Michael Hetherington
2. Contradiction that Nationalism IS NOT the sole cause.
Yesterday I made a blog post that Nationalism is the primary cause of a number of problems in our world including warfare and segregations within our society. However, Nationalism is just one cause, it is human nature to segregate people and by putting and end to discrimination via the abolishment of Nationalism is only one part of the problem. Our segregation should we cut out Nationalism would still change, if we had a communist form of globalism we could segregate individuals who had slightly more wealth, if racism and nationality was no longer an issue we could still segregate people via certain other features. My argument here is that to ask me or anybody how to put an end to warfare and segregation is simply absurd, that is the problem with our politicians today.
Politicians today may well go into politics to change the world around them for the better, but selfishness and greed still comes into it, and to become elected or to gain power one must always to some extent lie. Why must they lie? Because nobody can have the answer to certain questions raised, let alone the dynamics to solve the problem. A politicians ignorance sometimes may get in his way and he may believe he has the answer, but logically they don’t. This is why politics is an ongoing scenario, for if a politician came into power and solved all of the worlds problems politics and governments as we know them would end as there would be no issues left to resolve. It is also down to the ignorance of individuals that is to blame as well as the politicians ignorance, to ask one individual or party to solve certain problems is impossible and by asking politicians to solve impossible issues or issues that would take well longer than our lifetime to resolve, we are forcing them into a position where they must lie to us to answer those questions.
In actual fact, it is our ignorance to ask these questions that makes the elites and people with power genuinely believe that they can answer these questions. This is where dictatorship comes in, we are also to blame for the dictator dictating to us as our ignorance to believe certain problems can be resolved enforces us to elect these outrageous parties with outrageous policies and give them the power of ruling a country.