Thursday, 16 June 2011
Right then, still no PC, but on one level I'm finding it quite liberating not being sucked into the monitor and glued to the keyboard, gives me time to do things I've neglected since the advent of the internet, like reading....just finished Nick Kent's 1970's memoirs Apathy For The Devil, a great no holds barred read of his adventures with Iggy Pop, The Rolling Stones and The Sex Pistols amongst others and his descent into drug dependency. On another level, it feels like I'm missing something by not being able to access the means to rant and rave on a regular basis, and visit other blogs, forums and sites. Have I/we become slaves to the machine?
June 30th, a day of action. Strikes, The Summer of Discontent, or whatever the media label it as. It looks like the Unions haven't felt threatened by the government and it's We'll change the Law if there are any strikes in the public sector ultimatum a few weeks ago. So what's it all about? Pensions it would seem, and having to work till you're older, pay more and receive less when you retire. Well I wish I had enough income left at the end of the month to be able to pay into a pension plan, not that I would anyway. Let's face it, the government only want our money so they can spend it, or invest it to make themselves money. I wonder if the public sector workers are those who are earning £25,000 a year and consider themselves? and what about those who work in the private sector, where pension payouts are and always have been less generous.
Hats off and fists in the air to the Greek people for taking a stand against their governments actions. Don't believe the bullshit that the protesters actions are gonna put the whole world financial stability at risk. The only people putting anything at risk are the politicians across the world with their lust for power and their greed while claiming to represent the people when all they represent are themselves and their capitalist values, that divide and rule nations,create poverty and war, and generally make the world a poorer place. We don't need the shit they sell us, they just make us think we do!