Lord Bichard, rich ex-civil servant and quango-twat, told the BBC the other day that retired people should be made to do ‘community work’ or face losing some of their pension- this work would involve such things as ‘looking after the elderly’-tantamount to being to look after yourself or your partner ( which is what alot of people do already, often in poverty).
We are also being told that in future there will be no state pension worth having and that essentially we’ll all have to work ’til we die, all because those filthy, greedy banksters broke their roulette wheel. Naturally, this sounds not unlike ancient and modern slavery, where every last drop of labour-value was sucked out of people until they became economically worthless, an attitude that is shared by the bosses when it comes to the ageing populations across Europe (the nazis defined such people as being ‘useless eaters’– a term not unlike ‘bed-blockers’ as used in relation to the elderly in healthcare).
It’s as if we are supposed to either apologise for living longer or accept being punished for it. This fits neatly with the Tory government’s recommendations in ‘rehabilitating’ prisoners, to field them out as cheap labour for the corporations to force them to be ‘responsible and productive citizens’ (the very same language used in the education system to churn-out more wage slaves)…Meanwhile, Lord Bichard has an index-linked pension is in excess of £120,000 per annum. What a total and utter BASTARD!
(And it was nice to see that somebody had hacked his Wikipedia page to protest the fact)
THE RICH ARE OUR MISFORTUNE.