Posts tagged working class
Posts tagged working class
The recent horse meat scandal in not-so-Great Britain comes as no surprise. As part of the Tory cuts, 700 food standards officers were removed, so something like this was always going to happen. Where there is a loophole in the system, people will find a way to make a product for a penny and sell it for a pound. This is another example why you cannot treat public servants as something you can cut and throw away as you please. These are real people relying on their jobs and income and the people in the country rely on them just as much.
This is exactly why supporting our small local businesses is good for a number of reasons, not only for the quality of food we are consuming, but also for our economy. However, it is clear that the people who are buying value and supermarket branded products are the poor, and it is not easy for them to go to their local butchers as their disposable income does not allow it. This is not a fault in the butchers, fishmongers or any other industry as the government would have you believe, rather it is a fault in the government’s taxation policies. We live in a society where if your income exceeds £1 million you will receive a £100,000 tax cut. Instead, it would be a better economic engine if we gave the poor a tax cut, allowing them to have more disposable income and raising the tax paid by the rich. When the rich receive a tax cut, they have more disposable income to spend in the South of France or other holidays. It is no coincidence that, as the rich get wealthier, the economy declines. By constrast, the British economy is being funded by the poor, who cannot afford to eat unless it’s a product that has been shipped across Europe and has horsemeat stuffed in it.
Aside from it just being a benefit to the economy, surely it is in our interest to change the current system of food being shipped across Europe, through Romania and France, and instead having it produced in our own country. This will ensure our food is a lot fresher and of better quality. Whilst the economic aspect of supporting local businesses is in the interest of the government, it is clear the quality of food isn’t. Why is this? Well it is not like the MPs are eating Tesco Value burgers now, is it?
The government is clearly out of touch with the people, because until you get a government is run by the people for the people this will never change. David Cameron recently stated (at a £400 a head champagne dinner) that the Conservative party are now a party of the poor. This in itself is laughable, but the fact members of the party refused to applaud after this speech shows you the extent to which they wish to disassociate themselves with us ‘plebs’. We cannot expect a man who lives on a hill in the countryside, who only ever attended the best public schools, to understand what people from East London, or inner cities up and down the country, really need.
Recently, a woman in the U.K who was receiving jobseekers allowance but employed in a voluntary job in a museum, was forced to swap this job for work experience in Poundland. This country is forcing people to work in meaningless jobs, purely to earn any income to survive as there is nothing else for them. It is all well and good that the government are encouraging work experience placements, but it is important that we ensure the work experience is relevant to future job opportunities. We have graduates unable to get any experience other than part time work in their local supermarket or a bar, and on leaving university facing unemployment or being forced to work as cleaners and shop floor assistants. There is a severe shortage of relevant work experience being offered to young people, especially in cities outside of London.
Unless the government improves the standards of living for the poor and produces a fairer taxation system to do this, there are only going to be more scandals such as the horse meat one. While the poor have no disposable income, they are only going to be able to buy the cheapest products from the big chain supermarkets as opposed to good quality fresh foods from their local small businesses. However, unless more opportunities become available to the poor, people are going to continue working in low paid jobs with no disposable income and will continue to buy cheap food.
Government and Media control is out of control!
It is clear that in many ways a government can cause more harm than good, especially if its being run by Cameron or Thatcher. Governments around the world are acting more like dictatorships, but due to a number of techniques used by the partnership of government and media the majority of us do not have an inkling that it is happening. It is terrifying the lengths they can go to to not only break up working class communities, but also to stop them questioning a thing. Governments are not working, maybe it is time to work without government.
So how are they keeping us from questioning their corruption? There are many examples of popular protest in the past that have taken place, particularly in the U.K and U.S.A and it is due to these movements that the leaders and managers of the state have realized they can no longer control people individually. These protests proved that the power still very much lays with those at the bottom of society because they are the majority. It is from this that governments have since learned to control how people think and to give lessons to people to control their emotions. There is a couple of trillion dollars per year spent on these techniques in the USA, from the way an advertisement is set up for the brain of a two year old to the way economics is taught at University level. All these techniques are put in place to ensure we do not care about the treatment of others, so that we do not have the emotion of caring that people may be treated unfairly by society. It is all set up so that we have the attitude of ‘if the person across the road doesn’t have something to eat, it’s not my fault, therefore it’s not my problem and therefore I do not care. Come to think of it, do you ever remember the famous Margaret Thatcher quote “there is no such thing as society?” The prime aim of the government is so that once we have learned these emotions, society can be broken up to a point where we live as ourselves and not as a community and then the government can treat people unfairly without the questioning of those it is affecting. It is all a lesson of oppressing emotions so that we do not even know it is happening.
We are being taught by thinking of only ourselves to not consider our negative impacts on the world that in the future will affect our children. It is all a de-humanization process, this is where the anti authoritarian aspect of Anarchism is important. We have our own minds, yet we are constently being told how to think and not to think for ourselves, we are allowed to push buttons every couple of years and change a few things and we are told this is democracy! All to keep us content with the oppression of ourselves and others in our communities. This control and technique of making us all become corporate robots of capitalism is quite clear, you only have to go to your local shopping center to see that a young girls favorite pass time is to simply ‘window shop’ … again, we are becoming controlled corporate robots. We have our own minds and no human being should have the authority to think for another human being, we cannot tolerate the dictatorship of government any longer, it is dangerous.
It is quite obvious that Capitalism is beautiful in the mind of someone brought up in a multi million pound household and sent to the best school in the country, but this is an example of why having someone running a country so out of touch with those at the bottom of society doesn’t work. You must give decisions back to the people, the same way a skilled mechanic knows what is best for him and his workforce over the managers that are hidden away in the office, the same goes for society. We know what is best for us, we know how our communities function, not someone who eats Caviar like it’s going out of fashion!
All round the world with the current economic situation, it seems as though we have all came up with the same unfair answer, the answer of destroying social security. It is quite obvious that while it is certainly the easiest answer to take it from the poor, it’s not the only one as by asking the small richest percentage of society to cut even the smallest amount of their ludicrous luxuries you could have a far more effective economic solution. Greed and Capitalism go hand in hand and it is quite clear it has gotten out of control.
In Britain 2012 we still have a Class war,
In Britain there is still no hope for the Poor,
They’ll do anything to stop us having a voice,
People are on the dole because they have no fucking choice,
Government is the hoover of the welfare state,
They suck it out and empty it on the upper class plate,
Cuts occur at the bottom but not at the top,
It is clear now that this corruption will never stop,
As the economy declines so will our rights,
Our bodies have scars from Capitalist bites,
We’re still repressed and our generation is blank,
We supposedly have ‘freedom’ whilst walking the narrowest plank,
They tell us how to act,
They act like dictators,
Yet they are the ones who are lying little traitors,
They think of us as scroungers,
The useless working class scum,
Is it any wonder council estates have a culture of guns?,
We must stand up for ourselves as other generations have done,
If we don’t then I’m afraid the world for our children will be a bad one,
Osborne and Cameron are ready to attack Britain!
It is clear from George Osborne’s Autumn Statement released this week that the Tories will most definitely be grabbing their Capitalist penis, and they will be using it to fuck the working classes in the U.K harder than ever before. Osborne and Cameron are the best magicians in government, the cuts that they have made to the working classes are almost invisible! It is clear after trade unionists revealed from the statement that with these cuts being broken up into cuts to benefits and public services, by 2017 the poorest families in Britain will see 30% of their household incomes cut! That is some statistic when you consider that people on a low wage or those unemployed are already on the bare minimum, but this is the result of the medias lie, everyone on benefits loves being on them and they are too lazy to work! This is the final result of that lie being bought by the majority of this country, the Conservatives are living on cloud nine!
It wasn’t just the trickery of the hidden cuts that was impressive though, Osborne’s greatest magic trick was still to come. He has actually made his statement look as if it is FAIR! He has made it sound as though the richest in our society are about to pay a whole lot more in taxes in proportion with those at the bottom, this is what everyone in Britain has been waiting to hear, its great isn’t it? In reality, what has happened is that the richest members of our society have had their taxes cut from 50% to 45%, yet the super rich bracket has been significantly widened. So, in fact it looks as though the richest are being taxed more heavily. In reality, all that is happening is there are more people being moved into the richest bracket, but the super rich will be living even more comfortably after this budget. Come to think of it, I did hear something about Alan Sugar needing a new private jet, his old one was getting quite rusty.
The autumn statement kept referring to how the cuts to welfare can be justified, as the welfare needs to be benefiting hard working families, not those who are unemployed. However, it is obvious from the cuts that will be made, that anyone in work, right up to those earning an average income will have any welfare cut dramatically. So the argument of those in work being benefited by this does not add up at all. The only thing that seems to add up in the Conservative parties eyes is the welfare state, the bill is too high, but the bill for the royal family doesn’t seem to receive the same attention. It is important that we do not become blinded by the illusion that the lives of those at the bottom of society have improved, who cares if you have a smartphone when it’s clear that on a good income you’ll still never be able to afford your own home? In the 1930’s on an average wage you could buy your house on a 6th of your income, find someone doing that now? Or the illusion we’re better off because the working classes can now go to university, so many are ending up unemployed and homeless after it because their families cannot afford to house them. Life for the majority of us working class or middle class in the next few years certainly isn’t going to be rosy.
No matter where in the world you are reading this, it is clear that it is attack after attack on the working classes, there is only one war that should be interesting us at the moment and it’s the only one worth fighting, the class war! As the scum of society we are being attacked, the evidence is there to show it, the biggest crimes being committed at the moment are those in the houses of parliament.
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.
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More and more people are starting to finally see whats going on in our society, people in this reality tv generation are finally starting to ask the questions that matter, and no that is not that about the latest sale on at top man or the weekends football scores. It’s about time we had another revolution and in this blog I am going to talk about just that.
The media make these sorts of revolutions look as unattractive as possible to us, why? Because the people in the media are the people on top and they want to stay there. To stay there they must repress us and keep us lower classes quiet, let’s face it theres a lot of us and on the rare occasion we get together we can become quite disruptive.
We’ve had quite a few examples of us lower classes pulling together in the past. The hippies in the 60s, almost brought Britain on the verge of socialism and would have acheived it had it not been for thatcher. Then we had the punks, so much of their philosophy and what they stood for is still relevant in today’s society.
Okay, listen up because this is the most important part of this text. We are due another revolution, it’s been far too long since we spoke up. I’ve noticed a lot of people on here are getting sick of being repressed, but too many people in this reality tv generation have been brainwashed by the media and are generally dumbed down by society. It’s because the ruling class are scared of the next revolution working. We’ve lost our creativity, the difference between us and the punks is that we are more materialistic, we genuinely believe now that things like reality tv, sports etc are the most important things in life, wrong! The most important thing in life is fighting people’s ignorance, standing up to people that treat us unfairly, creating a democracy in which we are all equal and a world where our political leaders represent us but do not dictate to us! These people are taking advantage of their power, and they are dumbing us down so that we don’t have the creativity or brains to fight this.
There are a million and one ways how we could do this, how we could go about it! We have social networking at our disposal, blogging and the Internet allows us to all stand together and communicate with anyone from any part of the globe without even leaving our homes, think about how effective that could be? Capitalism allows these things to become at our disposal, this is why I’m socialist, not communist, because we can use their apparatus in our revolution!
C’mon people, let’s speak up!
We live in a world were you’re judged by a c.v,
And no one asks questions because we’re dumbed down by reality T.V,
Our lifes purpose to purchase items we are told to like,
All this to keep the elite few at their heights,
Living off a system that barely pays to buy food,
Then bring children into the world to do as we do,
We exist only as a statistic,
But being heard in a democracy just isn’t realistic,
We are good for numbers when it comes to fighting wars,
Fighting against others like ourselves with no real cause,
Our class doesn’t have the ability to open doors,
As far as progressing we have too many flaws,
We are given religions to keep us acting right,
So that we wait patiently for a better and meaningful afterlife,
We speak the same language but the elite can not understand us,
Because our particular accents immediately brand us.
Tories are a danger to the UK
Under the current Tory government it once again has been typical tory behaviour, the poor get poorer and the rich get richer. The gap between rich and poor is now getting wider again and we have seen the consequences of this, mostly via rioting and social disruption as this is the only way the lower classes in this country can be heard. The most recent example was the ’ Pasty Tax ’ we’ve fell for it yet again, it seems to be that the areas where the cuts are hitting most is the ones which affect the prices involving the lower classes, after all it was pretty clear that David Cameron does not eat pasties very often, hes more likely to eat caviare which is something that wasn’t taxed but something that would have earned the government much more money than barely 2 pence they will make from a cheap pasty.
The fact is that David Cameron won’t win the next election, so he wants to suck as much of those beneficial services that have been given to the people in this country that really need it, and give it back to the rich and the tory system thrives on repression of some. I’m not usually as blunt as this in my blog posts, but this is a blunt issue, and quite frankly the subject is that because the tories and their voters alike do not use services such as the NHS ( probably the best service England has ever produced ) they do not see why they should fund them, as it doesn’t benefit them and they do not use it, its a dog eat dog mindset and quite frankly if you cant afford to pay for things like your own healthcare, its your own problem, you wont be looked after by the government, deal with it.
The problem is that the people in this country have nothing in common with its political leaders, they don’t represent us. They are the few not the many, but in a country which is so severely judged on background, it is the root of so many decision made by people who are not the right people to make them. As for the rise of crime in this country, the problem is an underlying one and because of our attitude of punishment equally justice being done we simply ignore the real problems and causes of rates of crimes. The problems are social ones, and it is not very hard to understand what these problems are, people wouldn’t steal if they were allowed to get a job that pays a fair amount where they can purchase their own goods, people who commit crimes are mostly the working classes to the working classes, and it is because of how deprived they have become, there are underlying problems that need to be addressed and people like David Cameron do not have the answer.