This is where years of deference to Royalty, faith in the Labour Party (or any of the Parliamentary Tarts in our corrupt ‘Democracy’), fascile flag-waiving, football-hyped patriotism will get you, this is where we are headed, in a return to the past, while the hand-wringing middle class columnists in the liberal media suddenly discover that their bleeding hearts have clotted, clotted at the thought of THEIR wealth going towards the ‘Pleb’s. the ‘Chavs’, the ‘Feral Rats’, the ‘scroungers’, the ‘idle and inefficient’ Public Sector workers, their social conscience no longer bothers them when the thought of cutting back on the cleaner, the nanny or the private school fees makes them recoil in a fit of disgust for ‘those people’- the same people who make the fucking country run, the same people who have lined the designer pockets of the rich in the first place. It’s all come to nothing, the ‘striver’s paradise’ has died on its arse, leaving us back where we started: as the ‘ungrateful poor’…The collective spasms of an orgy of greed, of property speculation, union-bashing, cheap credit and cheap chardonnay has finished with crusty cum-stains on the banker’s silk sheets.
The future beckons; enforced unpaid labour for your dole thanks to Workfare, homelessness and overcrowding thanks to the Shared Accommodation Rate, repossessions thanks to falling wages, business failures,and rising prices, the new private slums of shared accomodation, an economy based on low-paid, part-time work, child prostitution, bed-bugs and cockroaches, piss-stinking estates, filthy hospitals, overcrowded prisons and mental health units, arbitrary sackings and workplace abuse and harassment. A future of cap-doffing, arse-licking, of constant surveillance at work, on the dole and online, of brutal and too often murderous policing, of restricted, repressed protest, of demeaning, occasional one-day strikes, the empty gestures of a trade unionism long-since co-opted by power and greed. The Labour Party only exists as Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition, it does not represent the interests of working class people and it never will- In fact it might as well not exist at all.
In short, they want to grind our faces into the shit-filled gutter until we squeal like stuck pigs.
-But only if we let them…
“In the souls of the people the grapes of wrath are filling and growing heavy, growing heavy for the vintage.”
– John Steinbeck
THE RICH ARE OUR MISFORTUNE.