Counting blows

Posted: November 11, 2010 in Bloody Tories, Capitalism, Finance, Lib Dems, Politics, World in decline
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I’m sick, sick, sick of seeing these policies to get people to work – when there isn’t work to be had. The latest one is a three-strikes-and-you’re-out policy about JSA and failing to apply for work, along with the idea of compulsory community work for those on benefits.

How big is the Government’s (and Iain Duncan Smith’s) blind spot? Hello, there is fuck-all employment to be had. And most of that that is around is exploitative, with a wage that doesn’t even guarantee a rudimentary standard of living. That’s not the people’s fault. That’s the fault of the assholes who’ve been working on entrenching capitalism firmly into our society, grinding into us an ideology in which the poor aren’t worth the wits they live on and the only way to get ahead is to be rich. And they dangle the carrot of money in front of our noses and conceal from us the fact that money breeds money.

And what about the disabled who get shoved off onto JSA? Do they have to do this shit as well, when probably many of them should never have been put on it at all? Houses of Parliament, Cabinet, please look at the big picture. Don’t just take every little blow you strike on its own. Sure, one blow may not hurt much – but a dozen will kill.

Capitalism has failed us. It is not the laziness of the individual that causes unemployment – it is the profit culture, all the societal factors that combine against the individual, the idea of poverty as a punishment of the degenerate. There will always be a few folks that are lazy, but the ones that loll around on piles of money miles high do more damage to our society to the ones that slump in front of a TV as their world collapses around their ears.


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