Monday, 31 December 2012
I couldn't decide what to write for the final post of 2012 but Apogee made my decision for me by sending the following email.
As I grow older my faith in politicians fades and I now realise few politicians have any power whatsoever. Big banks failed owing to greed and lack of supervision but who paid the price? Us. We paid up without much complaint too. Unfortunately the tax system doesn't allow most of us to withhold our taxes and such action is the only type politicians would respect.
We're still at war in Afghanistan although few of us believe the reasons which drip out of the mouths of politicians regularly. Supposedly a few thousand soldiers are returning home this coming year but David Cameron doesn't let it be known others are still being posted there for more six months deployments. Who's pulling the strings? It's certainly not the Prime Minister.
England's NHS is being privatised rapidly. My English friends are frightened because the process is not producing a similar quality, or even better, quality of service.
I could go on but I think the link in the email explains why the decent, hard working person is the one who pays the price for the unknown 'untouchables'.
You might have already seen this, but if not it is well worth a read.
After you have read it you may start to wonder if any Prime Minister has had, for a long time, the power to pull out of any agreement without the behind the scenes agreement of the City or the three city Empire. We don't know the rules of the game or the players.
There were a lot of nasty things done to the law around the time of the 'great fires of London'; one wonders why some things were done, who benefited and why the perpetrators were allowed to get away with it.
On the continent, how much is the City of Rome pulling the strings? In America, where does the power really lie?
But it starts to explain why the politicians don't work for us. Why they consider it a game and continue to 'rip-off' and scam the peasants - us. It's just another form of pillage. They know it doesn't matter; they will be looked after as long as they don't get too greedy.
Their allegiance is not to the peasants at the bottom, their allegiance is to whoever, whatever is controlling their masters. We can't hurt them. Their masters masters can - and badly.