Originally posted by Shiloh7
Looking at our political labour bench in the UK I see that most of its seats are filled by millionaires who have inherited or had the easy way to
wealth opportunity - yet they represent the labour party.
Joe public accepts these people because we have little or no choice, but is it a conspiracy by the wealthy to back people who have no relation to the
public over whose lives they govern by basically what is a two party system only?
I don't know about the USA but presume as the class system seems to apply to mostly those with their unelected royalty feeding off the fat of the
land, if there is a similar division politically there as well?
I am not saying that the wealthy should be penalysed against working for the working class but I wonder how, from their backgrounds, they really
understand the general public and their situation - especially during these times of such austerity?
Star and flag - this is something I've been thinking about a lot recently, and I think you can see the same thing all the way back through history.
I also think we've been hoodwinked into fighting each other (i.e. us the poor) with things like racism, which is an emotive response to the days of
The false picture has been painted that slavery was white people taking advantage of black people, but if you actually look at your history you'll see
that ORDINARY white people (i.e. like me and you, working people who account for 99.9% of the population) couldn't even feed themselves properly, they
didn't have slaves, they couldn't afford themselves, never mind affording a slave.
The white people in England for example had to start working down mines, in factories, in the fields, etc at 5 years old.
You can read about their miserable existence if you look for contemporary accounts. We all had it equally as bad as one another.
The white people of England were being taken advantage of by the land owners, mine owners, factory owners, etc.
In other words it was the poor being taken advantage of by the RICH - using them as cheap labour so the rich got richer.
The black people who were taken as slaves were taken advantage of by the RICH - using them as cheap labour so the rich got richer.
And all the while they controlled the government and law making and decided where public funds should go so that whatever money they took from us in
taxes, etc, went straight back into their own pockets.
They controlled the country and used it's laws etc for their own interests at the poor peoples expense.
And we are in exactly the same situation today.
They were caught recently fiddling their expenses, lining their pockets with our money, and they're all still in their jobs.
They are pushing through a huge increase in their salary while everyone else is being told their will be no wage increases.
They are on the boards of companies while supposed to be working on behalf of the people.
They are taking money from all and sundry for "special treatment" etc.
It's no different today than it was back then, they control the whole shooting match, it doesn't matter which party wins the election, it's the same
groups of people all representing each other who are in power.
But we're being hoodwinked into fighting each other over silliness so that we don't all stop and turn on the real problem makers.
When you have someone as utterly moronic as Boris Johnson stating that the £250,000 per year he got paid for writing an article once a week for a
newspaper is "chicken feed" then you can see how much worse the true state of affairs with these people must be.
If the equivalent of 10 years wages for us plebs is "chicken feed" then how much money is he getting his hands on from other places, and other
It's time for change.
edit on 2-7-2013 by Power_Semi because: (no reason given)