This is a posting from my dear friend Tima from Europe. She will now be posting here also in addition to myself..BTW you Palinista's and Fox news watchers unlike my other readers, I really do not expect any of you to respond intelligently to any of her postings(its way over your head)so do not let me down... Thanks!! She is in London now reporting on the political situation there.
Never before have there been so many copy cats in politics. Upper class immolating lower class and lower class immolations upper. Good old Labour parties drinking champagne with caviar in fancy hotels paid by you the tax payer. Royalist acting like they are from poor hard working families saying things like “when I was little I had it hard, I as you, went to public school”.
But it’s not just in politics we see a delusion of classes, it’s amongst the people this illusionary idea of belonging to another class really sits. Today a low income family can enjoy all the luxuries as a high income family, in fact no one can tell the difference. They wear the same designer cloths from the same factory just one pay theirs for a smaller price. They eat the same food, watch the same shows, and go to the same websites. You ask a lower class income family “Are you poor?” They’d probably say “Not really just wished I had more”. There is really nothing that an upper class has anymore that a lower class can’t get. What does this do to politics? A lot as far as votes goes because now you can have a lower class vote for someone that basically wants to take away their rights.
Granted there is nothing wrong with bettering the standard of the lower class but in politics, it does not posses the polarizations of the parties, it can stagnate the development of society. I say this because it is in the polarization that we can find new innovating solutions for upcoming and currant financial problems as well as social. Do we need more government intervention or less? Do we need more money to public sectors?
We have lower income families voting for David Cameron who plans to reduce the numbers of Mp’s in the House of Commons with 10%. That’s 10% less power for the people who have voted for representatives. On the other hand we have Labour who wants to cut the house of Lords with 50%. Now that is basically the only thing I could get out of the debate that was different about them. They all want better healthcare, better school, better police. One want’s to cut down on everything which is Cameron who as he said like any business does and have had to do and Gordon wants to keep borrowing to keep up the economy to not put it to a halt. This is also confusing as traditionally a Labour party for the workers wouldn’t borrow but more save and a Conservative would normally borrow to invest. The fact is it’s hard to tell them apart of who is who and what they want. How will you as a voter then vote? Politics is and has always been a reflection of society and the poor feels rich and the rich feels average. So we get politics that is just that average, in the middle no clear lines as to what is what and what they will do for us.