Friday, 21 June 2013
Political Elite Pig Out.
The whole world seems to be either rioting or protesting nowadays. The reasons are many and varied but all seem have to have one thing in common - popular disgust with corrupt politicians who are more concerned with stuffing their own pockets than with saving the world economy. This is hardly surprising since politicians tend to be rich, greedy and utterly selfish by nature. They make some attempt to dress it up as something else but, at the end of the day, the fact that they always get richer and we always get poorer tells you everything you will ever need to know about them. Their favourite word at the moment is "austerity" for which, they tell us, "there is no alternative." No alternative for us at any rate. When it comes to their own comfort and that of their rich business mates austerity is strangely absent. In Britain the huge changes that were the result of the financial crisis are neither huge nor qualify in any sense as "changes". Banks still behave more like criminal enterprises than businesses, multi-nationals remain completely immune to tax and property prices, despite the collapse of the so-called "property bubble", remain inexplicably inflated. How can this be? The answer is deceptively simple. Our political elite really are as corrupt as they appear and are united on only one question - can we protect our money by getting a dumb electorate to pay for our mistakes? The answer, judging from the photograph above, seems to be "yes". Two things are for certain - their food banks are far better stocked than ours and their access to benefits seems to be unlimited.