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Govt. Policy – Divide & Conquer

media branded scroungers

There is something sinister going on in our country. I’m just waking up to it but I’d urge you to look at it too.. You are being manipulated and influenced by the government and certain elements of the media with an agenda to  turn the population against each other

Sept 2012 – 500 new jobs at Honda in Swindon..- Vince Cable shows up to bask in the reflected glory and shower the workforce with praise..“What is important is that Honda are putting their faith in the UK economy and in the workforce at Swindon.”
January 2013 – Honda announce 800 redundancies in Swindon .- Very soon the same workforce that were praised  for their professionalism will be branded lazy scroungers who lay in bed all day whilst other hard working citizens go out to work to support them.

I am growing increasingly disgusted with the way that this government and the bullshit media are twisting the argument to create hatred and distrust.

Who caused the collapse of the economy? Was it your disabled next door neighbour who has to go for life saving dialysis every day? Or was it the greedy fucking bankers and the fuckwit government who gambled it all away..

Don’t buy into it… They are trying to divide and conquer… Don’t add fuel to their fire.

Just like everyone else, I see the massive chunk taken from my salary every month in taxes and NI. I feel the prices going up everywhere and talk to friends who are really feeling the pain. It is easy to blame our tax bills on the weak, the disabled, the unfortunate and the poor.. But please don’t believe the hype

BTW – Before the bigots jump on this article and judge me.. I’ve been employed full time for the past 20 years and  thankfully have never been out of work. Please direct your energies somewhere else.


3 comments on “Govt. Policy – Divide & Conquer

  1. Me
    January 14, 2013

    It is pretty gruesome. They’ve already managed to twist the truth from “the country is broke because banks bet $1.7 trillion they didn’t have” to “the country is broke because Labour spent too much on benefits”. Yes, Labour spent money – but it was almost all spent propping up banks and preventing a full-scale collapse that would have cost millions of people their homes and life savings. It was, without doubt, the least bad option.

    If you’re reading this and think benefits are the problem – have you forgotten about the banks? Are you really taken in by the idea that the country went broke because unemployment benefit “rose” (even though since 1980 they’ve fallen from 21% of average wages to 11% of average wages)? Or that 0.7% of claims are fraudulent (of which it’s estimated 75% are because the benefits agency makes an error, not because of the claimant)?

    I’m no consipricy theorist, but it’s hard not to come to the conclusion that there’s been a concerted effort to shift blame, involving government, business and media (who are probably repaying the debt the owe Cameron for ignoring the Leveson recommendations).

    The plan seems to be to blame people who, though no fault of their own, are unemployed, have an illness like cancer, are disabled, or (like 50% of people under 25) simply can’t find full-time work.

    This at the same time as they delay and water down the recommendations of the Vicker’s Inquiry (which actually tackles some of the problems with banks). My bet is that no meaningful change will happen at all, not even when it’s meant to come in in 2019 (and really, why the delay – are they claiming there are no problems right now?!)

    And meanwhile there are no prosecutions for LIBOR scandal, which probably cost the world over $3 trillion in excess interest fees – that’s the biggest fraud ever. The solution? Fine the banks, who then pass the costs of paying the fine to the customers (who they have already defrauded!).

    In 2009 public anger looked like it might force a real change of behaviour. By 2012, the anger has been deflected to your elderly or unemployed neighbour, and banks and government can continue as normal. So remember what caused this, and don’t let the wool be pulled over your eyes.

  2. Funky Monkey
    January 19, 2013

    I am reminded of this famous quote by Martin Niemoeller (which I posted in response to another blog, from where I reached yours: Seen not seen)

    “First they came for the Communists but I was not a Communist so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Socialists and the Trade Unionists but I was not one of them, so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Jews but I was not Jewish so I did not speak out. And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak out for me.”

    Who are they coming for next is my question?

    In my response to the article I posted the link to the article in the Sun and their call to arms. It really is sickening how we are being treated by this government. Not just the disabled, the vulnerable, the unemployed but everyone. You just needed to see the interviews of the everyday man/woman in the street after the vote on the benefits cap. The answers of “why should they get something for nothing while we work” comments in some of the most deprived areas of the country, all the time these same people not realising that it is also them, the working people on low incomes who are affected too.

    A very very successful divide and conquer policy enacted by the government. Osbourne’s comment on the “closed curtains” was so offensive and discriminatory but he got away with it, had that been you or I, we would be arrested for spouting discriminatory offensive language under section 5. One rule for the haves and a different one for the have-nots and also a chance to deflect us away from the real issues, the failed policies of this and previous governments and their abuse of the political system to line their own pockets. Sickening

    However we must not lose sight of the fact that it is not just the Tories, but the previous government too, who implemented the ATOS fiasco. Labour are almost as guilty as the Tories, it is simply the arrogance of politicians and their complete out-of-touch Ivory Tower mentality.

    Wealthy businessmen and bankers are permitted not to pay their fair share by legal tax avoidance, and the government tries to scare us with the “if we force them to pay they will leave our shores and lose business”. or the ” we need to pay these high bonuses to bankers to get the best people” shit. The very same people as your the previous comment has highlighted, scammed us out of trillions.(I also find it very distressing that these people have not been imprisoned for serious fraud, yet poor pensioners and families who fall a week behind on their council tax are taken to court and threatened with jail) These companies will not leave our shores, they make too much money it is just a scare tactic and fear of losing donations.

    We need complete constitutional and political reform, we need a “non of the above” option on the ballot paper so we can show our absolute disgust with the present system and the people who abuse it.

    Well said,good article and a great chance for a rant. I shall disseminate to those I know of similar thinking

    • quackecho
      January 19, 2013

      Thanks again! I appreciate your comments and your shares!

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