Sunday, 26 January 2014
This post was gonna be called “Excuse me while I hug a tree.”.... but it grew and sprouted a few more branches as I started writing....so its now more of a “Hey teacher leave those trees and immigrants alone, but give past and present governments a good kick in the head.” kind of post!
Cutting down ancient woodland in order to build houses, property developers may be able to do just that if they agree to plant new trees to replace the ones they chopped down, under new proposals in a bid to deal with Britain’s housing shortage. Why not just build the houses where the new woodlands would be planted? Or is it because the areas with ancient woodlands are more desirable, and would make more money for all concerned; the land owner, developer, and the buyer, well I dunno about the buyer, because if this is the case, the reason property in certain areas is more desirable, is because of things like the scenery, of which there wouldn't be much left after the developers have moved in.
No doubt any Right wing environmentalists out there will blame Immigration for the death of the countryside. I blame peoples greed and ignorance, when it comes to issues of the environment and immigration. Surely there's enough land out there to build on, without destroying something that has been there for hundreds of years providing habitat for wildlife and an escape from the concrete and brick jungles.
Developers would not be allowed to demolish ancient buildings and monuments, so why destroy nature, does the natural world mean that little to some people? Yeah it does until a river bursts its banks and floods peoples homes or strong winds cause travel disruptions, then what do they do? They say that the government hasn't done enough to prevent and protect people from flooding. Well unfortunately shit happens and you have to let nature take its course, but with local authority austerity cutbacks that have left rivers undredged for years it would appear that the authorities do have some responsibility for how the weather has effected some people. 'Mother Nature' has more power over people than governments, and she is more democratic as everyone feels the force no matter who they are. Still once the flood water settles the rebuilding can start.
There's gonna be a lot of construction taking place over the next few years. Welcome to building site Britain if the government get it's way with the high speed rail link, new home schemes etc.
Just who's gonna be building everything? Foreign labour/Economic migrants, that's who! Which is why Britain is reliant and has been on immigration at certain times in its history, British workers do not have the skills, and many refuse to work for low wages, which have been kept low because the employers can actively recruit from a pool of EU workers, who will work for less, because it is more than they can earn than in their homeland, this is the nature of economic migration. Supply and demand. The skills shortage can be blamed on New Labour education policies which have ill prepared a generation for the world of work and schooled them with the idea that they were special, did nothing wrong, took no responsibility, expected everything without doing anything, ignorant of anything or anyone else other than themselves, and that greed is still good. I hate competition, but under a capitalist system it is a fact of live, there are winners and losers, why take away the competitive element in schools, but do nothing about the whole capitalist system other than carry on and increase peoples dependency on it.
If Britain wanted British jobs for British workers, Britain should have skilled its young in trades like bricklaying, carpentry etc, and not encouraged them to go to university to gain useless qualifications for useless but highly paid bureaucratic jobs. It's all about a balance, and New Labours policies were unbalanced, just as the current LibCon coalition Government ones are.
Immigration is a divisive issue, yes a country doesn't have infinite resources to support people, but it needs to accept that other cultures bring benefits and are not just here to claim them. New Labour policies around multiculturalism were also unbalanced. White middle class pen pushers decided what was and wasn't politically correct, and a black bin bag couldn't be called that because it inferred that black people were rubbish, many of these sort of policies have done more harm for race relations than good, and created barriers when fuelled by the right wing media.
Economic migration only works when wages are manipulated and kept low, because it is in the New World Orders interest to keep the workers of the world divided, because if they were united regardless of their nationality and in what country they were working then who knows what the order of the world would be.