We all seem to judge people too quickly. People judge me too quickly. Some people think I’m a communist, because I believe in fairness and opportunities for everyone. Then there are those who think I’m a capitalist, because I play the stock market. I have fairly liberal views really.
I will continue to criticise those who abuse their power and try to con the people. The Bank of England prints 375 billions of pounds to help out the government and the banks, then the government cuts a few billion off benefits saying it can’t afford it. ‘We’re all in this together’, but some more than others. Tomorrow is New Year’s Eve. What will you be doing at Midnight? Cameron and Clegg will have their friends and family around them seeing the New Year in, with the finest champagne. I shall drink my Bovril, watch some crap on television and go to sleep. How about you?
I read a blog yesterday by a Conservative writer and it attacked the scroungers, spongers and bad back Bills. It didn’t mention Bob the Banker and his obscene tax free bonus or Pete the politician and his dodgy expenses claim. It didn’t mention the city slickers in Starbucks moving their money to tax havens using their Iphones. It didn’t mention the corporate giants who stick two fingers up at honest people, avoid paying their taxes and make competition impossible in a world of cartels and monopolies. Am I calling people names? Am I using emotive language? Am I exaggerating? That’s how the likes of The Sun newspaper, The Daily Mail and most Fleet Street rags excite and stir up the rabble.
No one sick, disabled or unemployed in your family? How convenient! Daddy gives you an allowance? How convenient… You went to Eton and Oxford? How bloody convenient…
2013 will be unlucky for some people, because the people are under attack. I don’t mean, just benefit claimants. I mean ordinary people, that includes many who regard themselves as middle class. Doctors, nurses, teachers and others are having their pensions cut and being asked to work longer. Students are being asked to rack up debts and live on baked beans while Cameron and Clegg swill the champagne and stuff down the strawberries.
You didn’t go to Oxford or Cambridge? How inconvenient…
People who go to the Oxbridge universities are a cut above those who go to lesser universities and they are a cut above the rest of the peasants. You see job advertisements on LinkedIn for graduates. Any subject really, as long as you graduated in something and you went to a decent university.
Incidentally, before anyone thinks I’m jealous, I do have a LinkedIn profile! I have been known to help students with their dissertations and stuff too. Elitism is fine, if you’re part of an elite that is really good at something, other than thinking you’re so much better than everyone else. You might have people envy you, but that is a poor substitute for respect. People on benefits can command respect. Politicians in their mansions and chauffeur driven cars, elicit envy.
That’s my ramble (rant) for today. There is more on a zillion ideas.