Friends and readers.
How did we become prisoners of a democracy designed to benefit only those who control the apparatus and levers of power? Why did we go to sleep while the prowlers of the night took the dignity and self respect once the pride of the working populace? And while we slept as prisoners of a contrived democratic land we were over run by the worshipers of market forces, the monetarists and those that sought to wipe from the political map all that the people had struggled for over many generations.
They took the controls of economic power and used them against the people who fell on their sword and retreated to their bunkers as the forces of the state came down hard and ruthlessly. Their desire was to change the political landscape of Britain forever casting aside the weakest and poorest to the chill winds of poverty and destitution. The establishment and ruling classes had seen and had enough of peoples rights and freedoms and the time had come to close pandoras box sealing it forever.
We were thrown to the insatiable wolves of privatisation and bit by bit the peoples strength was drained and ebbed away. Yes there were moments when we surfaced for air only to find that what had replaced Government by the ruling class for the ruling class was a pale imitation of a once proud Labour party which had now slid between the sheets alongside those who hated and loathed the ordinary citizen whom they viewed as a disease which needed eradicating by any means.
Handcuffed to the money markets and torn loyalties the Blair Government surcumbed to the vision of wealth and it’s temptations. Had they taken another road and not eaten the forbidden fruit from the tree of capitalism then the road to revival and the restoration of a people’s democracy may have been kick started. But they did not preferring to lunch at the table of greed while selling their souls to the highest bidder. The left in politics had now been officially abandoned and a massive hole created where those who needed assistance most fell into never again to come out but to languish in a limbo like state waiting for the time when fairness and evenhandedness would return to their lives.
It was not to be and the march of cruelty and vindictiveness gained momentum as the nation lurched further to the right under the control of those who believed they had a divine right to rule. The power of the trade union movement had long since been diluted and the protectors of the working populace could protect no more only put a finger in the dam. The fingers have run out and the flow of austerity, cruelty and vicious right wing ideology cannot be stemmed and the disintegrated political left can but stand on high ground and watch the floodwaters drown us, while the life jackets they throw us are devoid of air so we must inflate them ourselves while trying to stay afloat.
The political right have never been stronger and the lack of opposition gives even more strength with which to strangle the people with. All our hard fought gains are now under real and imminent threat. Wages and conditions have been worn away as the Government for all their lying protestations have encouraged a massive flow of cheap labour into the country heaping pressure on existing wages and conditions and allowing unscrupulous employers to exploit this seismic shift. The Labour party have no answer to this, and are seemingly only to happy to turn a blind eye to workers wages and conditions moving towards a sweatshop Britain.
Our Welfare state is disintegrating and this Government who hate the very thought of helping people are happy to spend more to get rid of this weight round their neck. The NHS which has served this nation so well for so long is an open example of privatisation by stealth, and sooner rather than later, what was once the pride of Britain will be in the hands of pirates from the private sector so dear friends don’t get ill unless you have a platinum American Express card, if not then the American style charity sector is where you are headed, and the Labour party have no answer to this, and if they gain power do not expect Milibands muppets to come to the rescue, all they have in the locker is sound bites and back of a fag packet ideas.
Captured by the lure of all that glitters is gold, there is no-one, no organisation, no grouping ready to pick up the baton and take this country back from the brink and into steady waters. We have no voice, we the people have been sold on the slave market of commerce and sold to the lowest bidder. Blinded by technology and the throw away society we have become numbed to the realities of the country we live in. Battered by successive Governments, lied to consistently and left to rot in a desert of corporate finance, we are left to fend for ourselves as the oasis runs dry. Multi national companies run the world and we are the slaves who are chained rowers on their slave ships.
For those who think Miliband will change anything, you are living in a fools paradise, he can’t, he wouldn’t anyway, he’s part of the Westminster Establishment who has never known what a real job was and couldn’t care less which is roughly the characteristics of the current Labour front bench. He will be but a puppet of the new order and a mere tenant until the right come back to carry on their vicious mandate. The media label anyone who rebels against this ideological onslaught as loonies and figures of fun and the Sun readers go along with that. We have lost our way and have been tricked into turning on one another and calling it progress. We have returned to serfdom and Labour have no answer to that nor do they want to.
The Trade Unions are reduced to passing meaningless resolutions at their conferences which barely get air time, and they have become a world within a world with groupings that divide not unite. They have no power left it has been stripped away and membership is dwindling away to such an extent that corporate Britain laughs at them. A once powerful organisation who fought for workers rights has vanished to be replaced by a talking shop and pressure group more concerned about offending this group or that group which has further diluted their power base. The vehicle that we need is no longer viable which sees the working populace vulnerable to further attack and the right wing know it.
We as a nation must return to the center left and not be conned and fooled that money would drain out of the country if someone wore a red tie. The greatest asset a nation has is it’s people, an asset that requires investment to produce results. The exact opposite is happening. We are the nails which the hammer of the right wing hits, stripped of investment we are adrift, the mirage of a Labour Government changing anything is because in the absence of hope we will drink from the cup of despair hoping it will quench our thirst for change. It won’t, it never will, it never has.