Tuesday, 4 June 2013
Everything You've Ever Needed To Know About Britain.
While the Tories are stealing the NHS in order to flog it to their rich mates, the economy is sinking below any detectable level, people are queueing to get food from charities, prices are rocketing through the roof, an entire generation has been abandoned, bankers are still getting bonuses for not doing very much and MP's are stuffing their pockets with taxpayers money or taking bribes, what are the British doing about it? Protesting like they are in Turkey? Arresting bankers and politicians as they have in Iceland? No, the great British public is preparing to celebrate the 60th anniversary of a woman getting a new hat. For Britain democracy is just another interesting idea. Essentially it is still a feudal country with a thin veneer of public participation. As De Tocqueville once observed; "The British think they are free, but they are only free every five years." The truth is that the vast majority are completely shut out of the political process and are seemingly content to elect a dictatorship every now and again that, in turn, then ignores them competely. The British, it must be said, are the least politically aware people on Earth and seem to have only a dim idea as to what is in their best interests. Driven almost entirely by prejudice, easily swayed by newspapers that in a truly literate society would remain unsold on the newsagent shelves, they like nothing better than being constantly reminded that they are inferior and must be "governed" for their own good. Depressing isn't it?