You will see many sights when you watch the London Marathon but I have never seen Jesus before and carrying a cross. Very impressive.Copyright Junagarh Media, http://www.junagarhmedia.co.uk
This must have been a very difficult costume to run in during the 2015 London Marathon. Copyright Junagarh Media, http://www.junagarhmedia.co.uk
With the UK general election almost upon us isn’t time that we had some radical changes? Here are some to think about:
1. Empty properties in London and other major cities, if they are not being lived in by the owners for more than a month per year then the local councils have the right to rent them out at affordable rents to people. This would stop the one percent using our cities and homes as investment vehicles.
2. Corporations, all corporations in retail, food, clothing and entertainment to be limited. Let’s put individuality, small owners, family businesses back into the running of our cities.
3. Commercial property owners of retail space, cap and reduce the rent they can charge allowing non corporate businesses to start and flourish.
I’m sure that there are a few more that we can think of to divide up the wealth in a fairer way.
Let’s break the chains that bind us the ninety nine percent.
This is an interesting report produced by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on how poor people are less likely to vote in an election. It is a report about the UK but applies to the US or any other demmocracy. I think I heard on the news the other day that Hillary Clinton will raise a billion US dollars for her campaign and I wondered how much of that would be spent on trying to persuade the poorest 20% of American citizens to vote, the ones that own only 0.3% of US wealth. If you truly believe in a real democracy and not a sham read this. http://www.jrf.org.uk/blog/2015/04/vote?utm_content=bufferb3ab8&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
If everybody in the UK had a duty to vote in national elections and there was a box on the ballot paper that said none of the above I’m fairly certain as to what “party” would win the election on May the 7th. And of course our dear leader saying that he wouldn’t stand for a third term, well why would he when so many fat cat pay checks await in corporate land, the same organisations that he helped while being PM. I mean how can he possibly on a politician’s salary. And he is hardly likely to become one of the people and stack shelves in a supermarket or drive a taxi is he?
We don’t have a choice. The majority of the tiny turnout on May the 7th will vote Tory or Labour and we really don’t have a choice as both of them will spend £50 billion of our hard earned UK pounds on the HS2 without even asking us. That’s just so democratic isn’t it?
In Switzerland there would have been a vote but not here as we can’t afford it but somehow we can afford £50 billion. Probably the real reason is that if Britain had a democracy then most of our players and that is what they are wouldn’t be in the job anyway.
Oh well back to the hypocrisy rather than a democracy.
The UK media is full of the hot topic of immigration into the UK and it is causing many knee jerk reactions most of which are illogical. In the world globally there is the great drift towards the cities from the rural areas and although I don’t have any figures on this it seems to me that people in the middle latitudes of the planet are either moving north or south depending roughly on what side of the equator they are. But this must be similar to what humans have always done. Some 15,000 years ago the ice sheet that covered the island of Great Britain reached as far south as the Thames supposedly. With that being the case how many of the 60 million or so Britons can claim to be related to the first settlers of this land and what does that mean anyway. Whoever those first people were they were foreigners themselves and their blood has been mixed countless times with the waves of immigration that have occurred since the end of the last ice age. So people of the UK, look around you, none of you have any true claims to be a native, you have just been here a bit longer than some. Individual humans and humanity itself needs to get a grip on some maths and some logic in that nearly everything you see and know is dated within the last inter-glacial period. There is a far larger question to answer than local immigration and that is the ability of the planet to support the number of humans alive today with an acceptable standard of living.