Following on from the preceding article, we today find yet another example of our politicians, in this case those in government, arranging a deal with another political party so that (a) the current largest party can remain in power and (b) a minor party gets a taste of holding the levers of power; the latter having agreed themselves a ‘bung’ in the process.
This ‘deal’ involves, so it is reported, £1.5bn of taxpayers money; and it has been agreed without any involvement of those who will be ‘footing the bill’. What kind of society is it that allows a portion of their hard-earned income to be spent (and increased) by a political clique over whom those that will be ‘footing the bill’ have had no say?
Where the tax-paying members of the electorate are concerned, it is noticed with wry amusement that one party leader ‘may’ increase the burden of taxpayers without, it seems, adoration, while another who also promises to do likewise by providing ‘freebies’ for which the tax-paying members of the electorate will also bear the burden, receives adoration. Funny old world, politics, is it not?
With regard to the preceding paragraph, there is, unfortunately, a ‘dark side’; and that is those members of the ‘tax paying’ electorate have a vote on matters of great importance, come local or general elections. If, as it would appear, they are unable to differentiate between one ‘money grab’ and another (both of which will ‘cost’ them, one way or another), it begs the question whether they should have to demonstrate their right to vote rather than have that right handed automatically to them on attaining the age of 18 years. Also bearing in mind, as I feel sure most would admit later in their lives, that which they ‘knew’ at 18 years of age amounted to ‘squat-diddley’, where stands the argument that the voting age should be lowered to 16 years-of-age?
With regard to that point, it behoves me to raise the question of ‘opposition’ to those that pursue the aims of representative democracy, be they members of the political class or their sycophantic media commentators. Whilst I agree with this blogger that it is permissible to be as rude as possible (within the confines of civility) to said factions (after all they know nothing and refuse to listen to any alternative/opposing view), I vehemently disagree with the ‘lavatorial’ language of his son – both on his blog and output on twitter; but I digress a tad.
We all know that sheep are brainless and will follow a leader (be that a Judas Goat) or be ‘herded’ by a dog (be that a breed of the political class) – but is not the human race supposed to be a step or two above that of sheep? It has taken thousands, if not millions, of years for the human race to become better than sheep – one can but hope the ‘faux-evolution’, engineered by our politicians, does not take that long to be reversed.
Planet of the Apes, anyone?