Governments are supposed to be for people – and they are, but just some people. They are all for the giant corporations and anyone with millions or billions to spend. They are easily bought whether it will mean pollution of the planet by industrialists, the taking of land by force including that old chestnut ‘regime change’ to steal it’s resources like oil, gas and minerals for their scabby paymasters. They don’t care.
They don’t care about the people and that is proven day after day, year after year. As I said in my last blog, there is always money to go to war but not enough for sufficient police on the streets, nursery places for the young, free school meals for the poor or a decent living wage. This country has more food banks than ever and care for the elderly is now privatised with companies making big money providing lousy care.
The country is messed up and it is because NO government for millions of years has cared about the people it is supposed to represent. When they wanted a war fought in 1914 over the death of a Catholic priest, they appealed to the people to go and fight – and fight and die the people did, in their millions. It is a blot on UK history that can never and should never be expunged. Today though, I think the people are more savvy – more aware of what is really going on. I don’t think many people today would take up arms for Queen and country. We are all too painfully aware that wars are fought for profit. That the big banks finance both sides and they get a win/win! Old men decide to have a war but it is the nation’s young who fight and die.
The USA has a burgeoning military budget, just a 50th of which could end world poverty in a day. They love war, they are currently just over half way through their plan to destabilise the Middle East. Iraq, Libya, Syria and next Iran. All for Israel and Saudi Arabia – oh, plus oil and whatever other resources a country has once they have finished demolishing cities, devastating the population and taking the spoils. Even before Bush stupidly declared an end to hostilities in Iraq, it is said that Oil companies from England the USA were on the ground in Iraq, supposedly to divvi up the goodies. The US government does what Great Britain could never do again – rally the people to join the military, raise the flag and go fight in countries some of them have never heard of – all in the name of patriotism. The armed forces think they are the police force of the world but they are just the enforcers – right and wrong barely get a look in. So long as the people remain hyped on the flag and believe all they are told – recruitment will not be a problem. Only Vietnam saw an uprising in the young of America against fighting that war. Remember the University students shot dead by police during a peaceful demonstration?
The UK needs a government of the people for the people. There has to soon be a time when a government will demonstrate that love and peace are the real winners. There are now far more people who want care and compassion and not war. The world is crammed full of people performing random acts of kindness and love every single day. That will always – by sheer weight of numbers – outdo the terrible deeds of the elected few who have lost their way.
War stinks – war is reprehensible – time for change is now.
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