The election of 2015 came and went very disappointingly. Having allowed hope and news updates to contaminate my well formed view that we wouldn’t be winning, it was the grand unveiling of a Tory majority.
There were then some protests though I know not why, you can’t go round playing a game to set rules and when you loose choose that as the time to denounce the game. The people have votes and they chosen this.
For me it’s a horrible reminder of the unpleasant predilections of so much of southern and Middle England.
Voting for a party that activity deconstructs not only the countries great achievement but also the things the very same populous espouse most pride in. The nhs, the BBC, the justice system of the courts, even the idea of giving everyone a chance to succeed is something they actively unapologetically seek to prevent.
I would move beyond the emotive and look at the proven, to our left on he map we have the likes Germany of Sweden. Germany is not a socialist country yet it protects its social infrastructure and thrives, the people are largely affluent, the economy balanced resilient and strong, a Courtney that doesn’t just espouse rights but actually takes its share or refugees from war zones..then we have capitalist venture societies like the India USA China, where social cohesion place second fiddle to enterprise, the environment is assaulted and public good (education, security, health, justice, even standards of food, water and Air) is served up to but a few pockets of those societies.
And here we are looking to the tardy cheap culture of the individual, of blame and recrimination. The great and easy distractions, the lowest part in all of us, that some arbitrary line divides the us from the them and casts cause to the the them among us and effect to the us, regardless of who we might be.
During the election it was notes that the right wing parties we attempting the old school trick of seeking to mask the farting unpleasantly in the corner of the bank system with some heart felt pointing in the direction of some thousands of largely poorly paid immigrants from Eastern Europe. It was a little low brow perhaps as metaphors go but it was no doubt exactly what was happening.
Yet with the same sentiment a voice was seeking to highlight the bank working ‘them’ to be now debt ridden ‘us’.
Avoiding again that it was in truth the majority us who only supported low regulating governments, who enjoyed the inflating ballon of growth their money movements appeared to create (for such a long time) – and who overlook the far more substantial private debt in our society that still now dwarfs what the government had to wrack up for us to bail that banking system out.
It was always and ever only us, there are social divides of gender, religion and wealth – but when it comes down to it, there is us the majority and our choice if we want to create a them either here or abroad to suffer all we would not care to have ourselves – or perhaps, not. A choice that we hold each as the individual members of and where we have once more shown our intentions.
How is it people always forget to ask themselves what kind of country, continent, world is it that I want to live in – what really matters most and what does the evidence of history and evn other counties today have to tell us about happiness, safety and wellbeing.
If we don’t wish to be moral about it fair enough but why not be practical, we have the evidence of the difference path before us. We see all we could never want to be in the ailing and the struggling societies and all we could be in our neighbours, where is the ambition to be the best of these – why not be practical – there will always be people who represent these shallow, small and ultimately destructive The the question is not for them but to those who tick boxes in their favour – what on earth are they thinking the turkeys who vote for Christmas in the secured knowledge that they will be the well fed one who will emerge to see the other side ..