Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Broken Britain

A Populus poll in the Times today revealed that voters feel pessimistic about the state of Britain. People feel disenchanted and cynical about the political system, and a lot of us don’t feel like voting.
You don’t need to be Mystic Meg to know that whoever gets elected, we, the public, will be paying more and getting less in return.
Respect has gone in many levels of society, and the message seems to be that decent, honest citizens trying to do something good for society deserve to be penalized. I am thinking specifically of the immoral disrespect shown by politicians towards higher education and the NHS.
I am annoyed that we live in a society that rewards ‘bankers’ who gamble with our money, not altruistic people who give their lives to help others.
Billy Bragg refused to pay his tax bill because he felt so strongly about this.
Strikes are unlikely to achieve anything – but a mass withholding of taxes could be a powerful weapon for change.

What we really need is a new way of organizing society.
The parties are offering the same dysfunctional clap-trap.
We need some new ideologies to drive forward a better way of running things.

Does anyone have any bright ideas for revolutionizing our society, which many feel is ‘broken’???? – We need a new Enlightenment.


Thought for the day

‘Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance’

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