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A letter to our politicians

I don’t know if you genuinely don’t get it, or just don’t care but the belief in politicians (shaky at best) has entirely broken down.  While your front benches drone on gay marriage, Lords reform or AV, taxes stay eye-wateringly high and the state gets ever-more meddlesome and controlling thus the economy flat-lines.

You more or less all support state health and education (except for many of your own children obviously), offer no choice on the EU, flatly deny promised referenda on the most vacuous of grounds, engage in endlessly pointless military adventures, inflict security theater on us that the elite simply bypass.  Consistently loot us with taxes and throw our kids into debt, talk about reducing spending but actually increase it, maintain the pretence of an old-age pension which is simply an unfunded Ponzi-scheme but keep demanding contributions at the point of a gun, have a fake fiat currency system and price controlled interest rates which inevitably lead to expansionary busts, support on ever bigger leviathan state and a model of social democracy which has failed in Greece and Spain and is coming down the tracks at us.

Meanwhile all the party leaders say they must re-engage with the 70% of us who know voting was and is pointless but do precisely nothing.  Listen to the voters? Bitch please, we are your leaders and we know best, now pay your taxes, do as you are told and watch a TV talent show like a good worker-drone.  Leave the thinking to us.

Ayn Rand said “When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion; when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing; when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favours; when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you; when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice, you may know that your society is doomed.”

7 Comments

  1. RAB says:

    Pretty much Private Frazer’d then.

  2. Lynne says:

    Co-signatory here.

  3. Single Acts of Tyranny says:

    RAB ~ you have to be from a certain generation and probably a Brit to get that reference, but it’s brilliant.

  4. Paul Marks says:

    There is going to be no serious effort to reduce government spending in the large economies of the world.

    Not in the United States.

    Not in China – where the government is going in for schemes that go beyond even the revenue it has got from the export boom.

    Not in Japan – where the government (year after year) does the same “stimulus” policy, each time expecting a different result.

    Not in India – where the government is trying to buy votes with welfare.

    Not in Germany – where election fever has hit.

    Not in France – where the government is mad (even by British standards).

    Not in Italy – whoever wins the election, they will just carry on increasing taxes and confiscating business enterprises (“this milk company belongs to someone we say is in the Mafia – therefore we are going to take over the milk company and shut it down” and the BBC call that, without irony, “the rule of law”).

    And not in Britain – where the lies about the reduction of government spending will just continue.

    Oh well…..

    At least one could go to the Glenn Beck “Misfit Ball”.

    “Lets face the music and dance…..”

  5. NickM says:

    I am a gen younger than RAB and I get it.

    If you drive from here to Central Manchester youn go past Stepping Hill Hospital’s main entrance. To both the left and the right of this turn-off from the A6 are funeral directorsing businesses… Just sayin’.

    And yes, that Stepping Hill where an (as yet uncaught) loon was wanderering the wards with insulin and offed people. It’s my local hospital.

    So yeah, I’m taking the next dance with Paul at the Pte Fraser Memorial “We’re doomed!” Ball – 8 quid in advance or a tenner on the door. I’ll get my hair done and all. We might as well go out in style. (and hope Glenn has brought decent tunes).

    Oh, and if Mrs Clegg’s son Nicholas tries to cut-in whilst I’m visiting the punch-bowl and I chin the mardy fucker I shall mark the evening with a white stone.

  6. Paul Marks says:

    It was a real event Nick – the “Misfit Ball” actually happened yesterday.

    David Barton was there in a dashing red sash – and the first speaker said “quiet down Barton – I can hear your Bible thumping from here”.

    Still “There may be trouble ahead…” is a bit wrong.

    We know there is going to be trouble ahead – no “may” about it.

    Hopefully I will die well – but I doubt it.

    It is a hard thing to do.

  7. Single Acts of Tyranny says:

    Paul, Nick

    What the hell are you talking about?

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