By Dark Politricks
I am in agreement with those who are striking today in the UK over the governments proposal to cut their pensions, extend the age in which you can retire and increase the amount of money you must pay for the privilege.
A lot of people working in the private sector look at public sector workers and resent the fact that their taxes go towards paying their pensions which in many cases are still larger and better funded than those available to themselves and I have sympathy for their point of view.
However it seems to me that what is really happening here is that a big game of divide and conquer is being played out by our leaders – all of whom are public sector workers with very cushy pensions indeed!
Trying to pit private workers and public sector workers against each other is a brilliant way of diverting our attention away from the real problems and root causes of our current financial mess which our banksters gambled and lied our countries way into.
Plus they want to push the blame on to the weakest in society and hypnotize us so that we forget our leaders decisions to make the poor pay off the deficit through massive spending cuts and tax hikes instead of the real culprits who actually deserve and can afford to if so forced.
Yes some of us may be living longer but the average life expectancy in this country varies so much from the South to North, from London to Scotland and from poor to rich neighbourhoods it really is a weak argument especially for any manual workers who will have to work until they are basically 70 years old before being able to retire.
Our politicians are trying to frame this as a case of fairness. Why should private workers who are struggling to pay for their own expensive pensions fork out for the pensions of public sector workers through their tax?
Well that is a question we could spin around many ways.
Why should my taxes go towards paying for £400k Tommahawk missiles to be fired into Libyan cities or bombing raids on Afghan villages?
Why should my taxes go towards paying for the police to waste their time chasing and locking up drug offenders only for the cycle to repeat itself infinitely until death or forced withdrawal and miracle rehabilitation into society.
Why should my taxes go towards paying for the royal family to live in a dozen mansions and spent their time travelling first class around the world waving to crowds from expensive cars protected by ex SAS soldiers.
Why should my taxes go towards paying for the anti-democratic EU an entity most of our country doesn’t want to belong to and one in which even though we are not part of its single currency we are still obliged to pay for bailouts to bankrupt Eurozone countries and subsidise French farmers to the tune of billions.
There are so many things that every person in this country if given the choice whether or not our taxes should go towards would say no but I estimate that only a small percentage of people would choose to abolish teachers, nurses, policemen and doctors over expensive imperialistic wars.
Have we forgotten that it was the banksters and their paid for politicians who screwed this countries finances up and not our primary school teachers or nurses.
Yes our country might be skint but we seem to have forgotten that our current austerity plan which involves asking everyone to work longer (many until they die) and pay more for a lot less is a choice not a necessity. We could choose to change our Attack Industry into a proper Defence Industry who’s primary role is to defend our own nation from attack not invade others under false pretences.
Looking back since World War II when the Geneva Convention made wars of aggression illegal under international lawhow many wars has our country been involved in that were actually cases of defending our nation from a foreign invader or attack?
From the Suez Crisis to Kosovo, Iraq to Afghanistan and Iraq again plus Korea and now Libya the only actual war
which was a defence of our realm from an outside attack was the Falklands war in 1982. This was a clear case of our territory being invaded by a foreign country and we were legally within our rights to fight Argentina to reclaim those wind swept islands full of sheep.
Just imagine how much money our country could we saved over all those years if we didn’t go to war on a whim or because the USA clicked their fingers?
Leaving aside the billions wasted by our Ministry of Attack we have already spent more bailing out Ireland, Greece and Portugal than we aimed to save from our austerity measures at home.
And on top of that if we actually got our tax code simplified so that any company doing business within our borders has to setup a UK based company and pay full corporation tax instead of using a mailbox in the Cayman Islands and expensive lawyers to pick holes and dodge their moral responsibility and fair share of tax we would have another huge pot of cash to pay off our debt.
And as for our overcrowded jails that are just warehouses for dyslexics, the mentally ill and those with drink or drug problems we are shooting ourselves in the foot by always going for short term solutions instead of thinking long time.
Why can we not build proper treatment centers and offer solutions for the majority of criminals who are inside due to a mixture of poor backgrounds, poor schooling and little job opportunities and leave our jails for the violent criminals who deserve to be locked up for decades for their murders, rapes and child abductions.
For the large number of people who see prison as a free board and food and go in and out like a yo-yo we should be training them up for all manner of skilled manual jobs from plumbers, electricians, carpenters and many more positions that mean not only could we use their skills during their time of punishment for cheap labour so that they get real life work experience but when they leave prison they have a proper chance of being able to go straight by working legally.
I talked some time back about an idea for “UK PLC” in which all taxpayers were shareholders and to which all government tenders are first offered to before being offered to private companies. Not only would this company serve a useful purpose in providing work for those who need it, but it would offer people who have been written off a chance to rejoin society, as well as hopefully making a profit that all tax payers could benefit from.
However thinking outside the box is not something our controlled press are interested in and they seem more keen onattacking Ken Clarke when he actually offers possible solutions than debating their merits. They are also more interested in pointing the finger at the small percentage of benefit fraudsters and large family claimants than those banksters who are still paying themselves multi million pound bonuses with tax payers money.
The same papers are attacking the strikers as just mindless thugs out to inconvenience private sector workers who will have to pay for child care or take time off work due to their children’s schools being closed.
We expect it from them by now as they are the mouthpieces of the establishment and if we are hoping to see any kind of social justice discussed which doesn’t start off with benefit scroungers, immigrants, the Human Rights Act all being hung drawn and quartered as the bankers are given a free pass then we are going to be waiting a long time.
Anyhow it seems that Gerald Celente, Alex Jones, Max Keiser and all the other “doomsayers” were right last year when they predicted that 2011 would be the year of massive social breakdown, street riots, massive protests and strikes as the IMF, World Bank, EU and all the other forgers of last resort dangle bundles of freshly printed fiat currency in front of indebted countries in return for the opportunity to buy up all their family silver at bargain prices, privatize everything and use the publics pensions, benefits and jobs as payment for a year or two’s grace before their sovereign debt re-financing cycle comes round again.
So far we have seen riots and massive protests in Greece, the UK, Ireland, Spain and Portugal. How many more countries literally tearing themselves apart at the seams will it take before our leaders get the message?