In Britain, week after week, we are forced to hear our corrupt politicians and
mainstream media churn out the same message about how well the economy is
doing and how GDP growth is leading to more prosperity. At the same time, food
banks are essential requirements for larger numbers of citizens, evictions for
people who can’t afford to pay rent or mortgages are gathering pace and inflation
of all prices is beginning to take a further toll on the poorest in society.
Why is it that there is an ever- widening gap between the rich and the poor?
Since the covid pandemic began, for instance, it is estimated that the wealthiest
in society have tripled the fortunes that they have amassed, whereas the vast
majority of us are struggling to make ends meet.
The Capitalist system in Britain has had hundreds of years now in which to
consolidate its position. Only in 1647-8 was there a real prospect of going down a
more decent path with new ideas being discussed in the New Model Army
councils at Putney with Colonel Thomas Rainsborough being the main spokesman
on behalf of the ‘Levellers’. Unfortunately, his political assassination a little while
later ended any hope of a much more reasonable route for society to take and
the ‘Agreement of the people’ documents were abandoned.
So it is that Parliament, in general, represents the interests of the wealthiest in
society with ‘big money’ and the mainstream media advocating the viewpoint of
these people and it is easy for a Conservative M.P. to cross the floor of the House
of Commons and immediately join the ranks of the Labour Party. There is hardly
any difference in the overall viewpoints of the ‘mainstream parties’. For instance,
where is the Labour Party opposition to the constant warmongering of the
military industrial complex? Blair is being knighted, amongst other things, for his
exceptional contributions to this warmongering and the profits of the arms
The capitalist career-minded politicians in Parliament are generally out to line
their own pockets and we have seen, consequently, ever increasing wealth
disparity in Britain over decades. Mandelson, for example, said, in effect, that he
was extremely relaxed about people becoming obscenely wealthy. No mention
was made about any exploitation of others in achieving such economic riches.
He himself was forced to resign his position on more than one occasion because
of reasons including dubious economic activities.
When we hear in Parliament about the economic successes of the UK, reference
is, of course, being made to the wealthiest in society with their ownerships of ‘Big
business’ and vast salaries and shares and other assets such as property portfolios
and yachts. Their policy is generally to maintain minimum staff levels and pay
workers as little as possible. The housing market and other assets beneficial to
these people are artificially maintained using public funds to benefit them. If the
Banks get into financial trouble, they are bailed out by public funds. We are the
ones who have to fork out to maintain the opulent lifestyles of these parasites.
What is the point of growing economies or boasting of rising GNP’s if the ordinary
people of Britain feel no benefits from them?
Not until we have eradicated the membership of our ruling political, legal,
military, policing and financial bodies of Capitalists can we hope to see a truly
happy and prosperous future for the vast majority of our people. Nor should our
media be influenced by them.