“The society which has abolished every kind of adventure makes its own abolition the only possible adventure.” Paris, May 1968

Saturday, 6 December 2014

The worst is yet to come.

Regardless of what the leaders of the main political parties might claim to the contrary, when it come to austerity and cuts in public spending, the worst is yet to come. UK, and the South East in particular, will continue to be a magnet for every money launderer and property speculating wide-boy from Moscow to Kuala Lumpur but increased poverty and homelessness will be the counterpoint to obscene levels of wealth. The gap between rich and poor will widen, as will the holes in the welfare safety net. Politicians can be divided between those who genuinely care but don't have a clue about what to actually do and those who understand the problems only too well but  are concerned only about keeping a lid on dissent. Not that there is really much dissent to keep a lid on. People make choices. They can get out on the streets or keep their heads down, retreat into the family and hope for the best. For the moment we seem to have chosen the second option and our leaders can sleep sound in their beds. Now where did I put that Old Moore's Almanack?

1 comment:

Dr Llareggub said...

We don't have to suffer the worst.

Just when it looks as if Class War has called it right - as it did with the doors campaign - we get the usual leftie gob from the mainstream media amplified by Class War and the marginal left.(see CW Facebook page) Oh its all racism, Farage is a nasty racist fascist, oh let's take a stand on breast feeding in public, lets support Islamic students who don't want the cops prying into their business, and on and on. The Tories and Class War along with the rest are singing from the same sheet. So facing this kind of childish media drivel ordinary sensible people stay indoors.

In any case, I don't want to march against austerity and find myself behind a pro-Hamas flag of the left. Or tell people that Farage is a Thatcherite - he is too busy collecting votes by saying so himself, appealing to that Thatcherite element in the class.

Can we forget the race hustlers of the professional left, which so excites the students and academics of Left Unity. Can we perhaps consider directions to advance class interests and prosperity against the austerity packages of the political classes? Its not going to come right by forming new parties of kind-hearted politicians, green or otherwise. I have some ideas, but let us hear something that has not been generated by the BBC/Guardian/Tory Central Office.