a reply to: CornishCeltGuy
At least if that revolution ever happens, you'll know I'll be your enemy...watch out for CornishCeltGuy.
I have a feeling there would be flies on the wall of your domicile long before any revolution got underway. Bear in mind that I do not agree that our
nation should be actively led by a monarchy - but she is a figurehead & nothing more. She does NOT have a say in the governance of this country, and
so all your whining just reinforces the impression that you'd rather the nation become anarchic than accept the rule of law in the framework of a
Perhaps we need the Royals to dial it back a bit, and perhaps we should dock their wages somewhat. But we do not stand at the brink of chaos &
tragedy simply by virtue of having a queen for symbolic head of state. There is no value in stirring the pot with talk of revolution unless there has
already been some sort of tyrannical oppression which can be traced back to the monarchy & the Commons/Lords. There are a substantial number of
problems with tyranny at a pseudo-local level, all over the country - but it is large corporations which are responsible for the lion's share of them.
The way corporations treat their 'human resources' is abominable in many, many cases - but none of that can be traced directly back to the government
as a whole
(elements within government may take action which oppresses a fixed group of persons, but the government as a whole is filled with
decent, honest people who really do want to see the best for this nation). Neither can any of that corporate scandal be tied to anything the queen
has said or done.
What needs to happen is an orchestrated series of actions by government against the largest corporate pirates & slavers abusing the underclasses with
no living wage & zero hours contracts, etc. Retail & manufacturing has largely collapsed, and so our main problem is figuring out how to restructure
our means & methods of interacting with commerce on smaller, niche scales, encouraging people to get creative, perhaps offering grants for technology
start-ups where the person in charge is in a low income or social security situation.
Maybe we need to bin the notion that infinite growth is achievable, and get real. No nation has the potential for infinite economic growth, and
neither does any corporation. But their practices, those which damage the well-being of the people, are rooted in the illusion/ myth that infinite
growth can be attained. We need to learn to create a specialised, coordinated state of affairs vis a vis our economic stability & industry type
focus, and we need to create stable financial models of steady returns within sensible & profitable boundaries - the psychopathic & ruthless
decimation of people's livelihoods through mergers, acquisitions & bankruptcies arising from aggressive business practice should be halted, with a
balanced & steady approach taking its place.
With automation & offshoring, with huge developments in online potential of new technologies, alongside town centre retail decline, humanity needs a
new way to engage with the world of commerce, labour & income, union participation & social cohesion/ psychological well-being. Our problem is the
movement of capital out of the country, and the loss of retail & manufacturing opportunities. STEM innovators & entrepreneurs, working in
start-ups (or agile, lean business models) are those who should be promoted to lead the way
. STEM innovation offers the solution to our nation's
woes. There must be newer, better ways of managing the problems I've highlighted than burying our heads in the sand, or calling for revolution
against a state which has been held to ransom by said corporations since God only knows when. There has to be a better way. Adopting a position of
ignorance, or calling for a violent uprising, are both immature, juvenile positions to adopt. Agile STEM companies, supported by favourable
legislation & funding opportunities, operating in the worlds of technology development & coding (etc), could take our concepts of engagement with
design & innovation, commerce & retail, consumption & leisure, to the next level of human social evolution.
There's more that could be said, but it seems as though you wouldn't be open to hearing it, because it concerns the very fact of those Christian
values, and national affiliation with the Anglican church - both of which you have dismissed out of hand as irrelevant. It's good to know that the
system of laws, philosophy & religious experience which brought comfort to billions, which caused our legal system to develop into one of the best
possible globally, which gave us a pioneering spirit to go out into the world & create new opportunities (not always conducted well, of course that is
obvious) - that such a system is irrelevant, not worthy of understanding or special consideration as a key pillar of our innate 'national moral
character', despite those values being handed down generation by generation, the driving force of our civilisation. I contend that it is perfectly
reasonable that the religion & the institution of the Anglican church should be wedded to the nation's societal infrastructure - again, not directly
affecting legislation or engaging in governance. Breaking away from the Roman church, which had grown appallingly corrupt & wicked, was the best
thing that could have happened to this nation. We were reinvigorated, and set out to conquer both our cultural & personal character, based on fresh
understanding of & access to the holy scripture. I agree that church & state should be functionally separate, although symbolic cultural union is
perfectly reasonable and, I believe, an exemplar organisation contributing to the backbone of our national character & infrastructure.
I will leave you to continue rambling on in blind subservience to an immature attitude slanted towards the call for revolution. If the time comes, I
will be alongside the people, facing down the tyranny, whether rooted in government, or in corporate mega-conglomerates, and I sincerely mean that.
However, I don't think we're quite there yet - and in the meantime we have a duty to contribute & engage with society in positive ways, bringing light
in darkness wherever it's possible for us to do so, for as long as it's possible to do so. As & when the day comes, I would be supportive of those
subjugated by whichever tyrannical ruling or controlling power were so doing. But just give it a chance - encourage people to keep pressing forward
with grass roots change. There's still so much good work that can be done within the infrastructure which exists presently, and there are enough good
people within the system that we would be sufficiently forewarned, and any diabolic plan which might otherwise lead to dire circumstances is likely to
unravel when the good guys get involved & slam on the brakes before the powers of law enforcement crack down inappropriately.