Politics, Petty tyrants and Pure Frustration

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Politics, Petty tyrants and Pure Frustration

robinhoodI am feeling, like many angry, beleaguered and frustrated by the constant stream of dire information on just how this country is being run into the ground. The illogical decision, in the face of all the evidence, to promote Fracking on this tiny island, trying to tell us that it is safe and finically viable, when people in countries with this stuff happening are suffering gas coming out of their taps, whole towns being shut down due to the water sources being utterly dried up, because to run one drill, in one day, takes more water than the whole town uses and they have thirty drills! Even the financial incentives are falsified and ridiculous as one financier in an open letter to the Financial Times newspaper, pointed out.

The out right arrogance and temerity of attempting to rescinding much of the Freedom of Information act and the Human Rights act, telling people that the idea of a minimum wage was affecting the growth potential and Britain’s financial recovery! The intention to cull Badgers, in spite of the experts saying it was the wrong decision and could make things worse, Eric Pickles setting a president to allow quarrying in Ancient woodland……shall I go on and on and on?

I have seriously considered running for local government as there seems to be no one in power who actually seems to give a flying **** about really changing the desperate status quo. Even the Green party have denounced their own man in Brighton, for bringing the party into a bad light with his high handed and ill judged ways of dealing with things.

To be truthful I don’t have the capacity of strength or will to run for local office and deal with the incompetent jobs-worth dinosaurs, “here is my hat and clip board which entitles me to say No, you can not do that perfectly sensible thing, because I have the power of a petty tyrant and enjoy making your life difficult, and because its in the rules that I can,” that inhabit the halls of power, but if I were a younger woman, maybe……

I have always been reasonably politically and ecologically aware and the injustices of this modern life have always torn me emotionally, I do what I can to make my bit of the world better, but like many of us, if I am honest, not as much as I could.
There are facts of existence in the modern world that mean there are compromises and pay offs that you choose to make in order to keep a relatively clean conscience.

I choose to be aware, to try to educated people with gentle information and by example where ever I can. When working in “mundania” I have had many deep conversations with people who have changed ways of thinking when provided with more balanced and comprehensive views of what ever”Newspaper Headline” information happened to be prominent at the time. I am happy that in small ways I have had some positive affect, but the larger picture still worries me.

I wrote to my MP (a tory) when they first got into power and were wanting to sell off all the publicly owned woodlands, which they have been doing by stealth ever since the noise died down, and I said that they were making the same mistakes that the last conservative government did. He told me that I was living in the past and that I could not visit those mistake on this new government! Well he is going to get another letter shortly, I will try to be polite, it will however state that in my opinion, his government have done even more to ruin and reduce the state of this country than the last conservative one did. In short they have sort to return the country to the Victorian ethos of one rule for business and one for the rest of us, i.e money rules, at any cost, that they have learned nothing and care nothing for basic human, animal, vegetable or mineral rights if is cost or can make pounds, shillings and pence.

Their policies are unsustainable, they are sweeping us closer and faster than anyone ever has, to the brink of devastation. We need a new way of being, a new way to deal with commerce and the consuming of energy. A quick profit now means a long term cost and our grandchildren will curse us all for our lack of understanding or back bone in standing up and shouting for common sense and reason when we had the chance, just like many of us are doing the same to our previous generations short sightedness!

The only way we can change this is to use our hard won rights to vote at the next elections, not for the one who seems most charismatic, but one who is sincere and has common sense. Also to encourage our societies children to become politically and ecologically aware, by our own example, encourage within them a fire, a passion for change. We need to invest in our young people, see them as the future politicians and decision makers. In this way they will begin to see that they have a steak in the world, that rather than the apathy that exists toward voting in the youth of today, if we do this they will start to say “hang on a minute this involves us too and we can make a difference”.

In short we need to take the power back and remind the politicians that they are public servants, not petty tyrants with the power to do as they will. We must make them respect their employers…..which is by the way Us!

 

By | 2016-10-19T12:56:29+00:00 August 14th, 2013|cerri lee, druidism, druidry, fracking, pagan, paganism, politics|8 Comments

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  1. Anufa August 14, 2013 at 12:33 pm - Reply

    Sons and daughters of Robin Hood – so mote it be! 😉

  2. Margaret Bourne August 14, 2013 at 1:04 pm - Reply

    I agree with all you have said, and am only sorry that at my age it is too late for me to try and stand for any office. What grieves me is that the general populace, who fought against some of this in the past, are not doing so now. Why is no one openly defying the government, marching for the NHS, joining in with the fracking protesters, and making public anger noticeable! Have we become so
    brain-washed that we think the government are right and can be trusted?

    • hannah August 14, 2013 at 3:20 pm - Reply

      i am sorrry to say the media is not rporting things honestly so people do not march anymore, and also the police are being used as heavy handed thugs to control protests… people are getting afraid to protest now. its sad but true.

  3. Kathy Zimmerman August 14, 2013 at 1:34 pm - Reply

    I agree with you. I too would like to get out there into the frey. But I have done so much of that over the years and frankly, I am weary of the ignorance of the population. It is so frustrating to talk to so many folks who don’t even know about fracking, mountaintop removal and the displacement and poverty that always follows. Why don’t they know? Because in 2006 a law was passed that the media no longer need be compelled to tell the truth. Why? Because they are owned by the 1%. Unfortunately, people don’t believe it is happening unless they hear about it on TV. Here in the USA you NEVER hear a word about GMO crops, Mountain top removal, fracking and other horrors for the environment on TV. It just all feels so hopeless.

  4. margaret williams August 15, 2013 at 11:49 am - Reply

    i gave up voting after my first vote at 18 how do you know which one to trust , they all speak the same babble just to get your vote and then are full of broken promises and more babble when they have won. if even the green party end up with a disappointment where else do we go ,its a shame you dont want to get involved someone like you would be a refreshing change and real hope for this world.

  5. James Carrington August 15, 2013 at 6:20 pm - Reply

    I’ve written to my MP (also a tory) about many concerns, from fracking to wildlife crime, arms trade to HS2 and badger cull to NHS sell off. I’ve found that writing to my MP has been one of the most empowering experiences!

    Seriously, it has empowered me to realise that he, and many of his colleagues don’t give a rat’s arse about the people. I never get personal replies, I get carbon copies which have, for the most part “dear constituent” in place of my name, but on the rare occasion that my name is used, the reply also makes snide remarks to “lack of scientific evidence”, blah blah blah. And almost always these letters come signed by a grunt in his employment, aka, a secretary.

  6. Angela Samson August 16, 2013 at 10:01 pm - Reply

    Well said Ceri, I agree wholeheartedly with your comments. The trouble is, there is no party that represents the common people. As regard to the young being apathetic, this was summed up to me when I asked why my daughters friend did not vote in the last election, the reply was “It doesn’t matter which box we tick because we always end up with the same prize” They do have a point. Politics today is attracting the wrong type of person, you only have to look at the shower in power now. Most are from wealthy families and have no concept of a working class family life with the struggles they have to make ends meet, they might as well be living on another planet and that also goes for their attitude to our mother earth. To these types, she is there solely to make a fast buck. I also have emailed my MP (Con) and asked her, in her opinion who does she believe her colleague Owen Patterson (Secretary for the Environment) is serving? Certainly not the people. Because he is the man in favour of GM crops, Badger culling, Hunting foxes with dogs and voted against the banning of insecticides which were suspected of killing bees. She never replied to my email……What a surprise!

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