Politics today

People might be forgiven for thinking the world is going to hell in a hand cart. Just what has happened to compassion, kindness, sympathy? Perhaps, before  Donald Trump carries out his threat, to cut millions of dollars in aid, because 7,000 Honduran migrants are trying to reach America. He should be reminded of the inscription that is carved into the “Statue Of Liberty”
“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses, yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
Send these, the homeless, tempest tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”
Clearly the President, doesn’t quite have that same altruistic attitude his predecessors once showed, toward those poor 7,000 ‘huddled masses’.  Currently they’re held around 31 miles north of the Guatemalan boarder. There is also, his troubling threat to increase the American nuclear arsenal, in response to Russia’s apparent play for more world influence. If the two world super powers continue in this stupid vein, like schoolboys, “I’ll get my big brother to beat up your big brother, Yeah, and I’ll get my Dad to beat up your Dad” …It can only end in insanity.

Then across the pond we have Theresa May, clinging on to power by her fingertips. Everyone but her, can see she is a spent force and the silly ‘Brexit lies’ perpetrated by Gove, Johnson and the likes of Ian Duncan Smith (IDS). They failed to take account of the fact that many people in Britain were fed up with years of austerity, many just wanted to punish the government when they voted in favour of Brexit.  Does any one in the Tory government even know, what it’s like for their children to go without the basics in life? Thatcher did it to the miners kids, IDS introduced it into this generation, through the Universal Credit support. He produced the bedroom tax, dementia tax, and other impositions (not all of which were implemented) making sure that the poorest in society  paid the highest price. All of it predicated and built upon the self-built falsehoods that the Conservatives are born to rule and therefor they must know better than the riff-raff that they govern.

What does it say about this country, when working class people (in work) have to rely on food banks to keep themselves and their children alive?  I suspect that a kind of revolution is near to happening as the distance between the haves and the have-nots’ widens. All the while creeping privatisation of the Health Service, lessens the care we can give to the elderly.

Mike

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