Had to Reblog. Had to.
A word of warning, if any readers have particularly right wing views regarding politics I suggest you stop reading lest you’re head explodes and you begin shout paranoid, ill-informed accusations of communist uprisings in Europe and the like. You can all crawl back to watching videos of Nigel Farage exposing himself to startled Members of The European Parliament while repeatedly shouting “where the fuck is Belgium?”.
You see, I’ve noticed in Britain a growing leaning toward the right of the political spectrum. Why is this? Well after asking a few of the students around my campus, after spitting in disgust when they claimed to be “going Tory”, they replied that they were happy with the strong arming of the benefit cheats and the lowly benefit system altogether, the cutting of “unnecessary” university courses, even though one person who had cited this as a reason was doing American Studies, and the rise in VAT combating squandering of cash. Which is fair enough. These people condone the idea that the state does not owe you anything and if you lose your job you’re pretty much have to fend for yourself, but don’t worry I’m sure the banks will be quite understanding after you’ve missed about 3 despicably inflated mortgage payments in comparison with your earnings. This idea is particularly Tory and during the reign of the queen of darkness, Margaret thatcher, was the corner stone of her policies and fully justified her acting like a spectacularly uncaring revolting bitch. Thatcher and Cameron believe strongly in the notion of the “big society” as opposed to the “big state” and therefore remove any financial responsibility for citizens welfare from the hands of government even though the citizens voted them into power in the first fucking place. This leads to cuts in benefits and tax credits because, as we know 99.8% of society are cheating this system. There is such a paranoia over the idea of benefit cheats that people forget that it’s a very small percentage of claimants who are actually fraudulent. Many benefit claimants wish to get back to work as soon as possible but are unable to do so because of the nature of the system which was horrifically “streamlined” under New Labour and now the Conservatives.
But that’s what the right is. That’s what Conservativism is. Paranoia. An out of touch generalisation of public life particularly directed at the working class. They see a future of the entire British public living in huts made out of mud and stone because “they just don’t want to bloody work! And if they don’t work they’ll drag all of us down with them because the interest on Daddy’s ISA won’t be worth pittance in a society where money is useless!”
Look at the two reasons, other than foiling the benefit cheats, that some of these students are coming around to the Conservative way of thinking. Unnecessary courses? What do they think students are doing? Milking the education system for all it’s worth to bring the nation to it’s knees because there’s no concrete trade at the end of it? What is expected for these students? To spend potentially £12,000 a year on studying Law (even though they’d love to actually study English Literature) then grin and bear it as they embark on a career path that they never enjoyed it the first place but happens to have a place in the “big society”? And as for the VAT rise, yes well I’m sure everyone is sick of the working class buying their children Playstations and plasma screen televisions instead of food…
It’s easy to get bogged down with the little things when it comes to criticism of the right wing. there’s is far too much getting bogged down in the little things in politics as a whole. However, my main problem with the right is that it whole heartedly embraces one of the most callous and unjust processes in the world of politics and that process is capitalism. Since the tyrannies of Stalin, Mao etc. there has been an unshakable fear of both communism and socialism. America is rife with leftist fear, the loudest critics of Barack Obama claim that he is “too socialist”. America, if you think Obama is a socialist then you ain’t seen nothing yet.
In Britain, however, the idea of reducing the capitalist influence of the world was well and truly dead by 1997, at least in mainstream politics and everyone seemed to agree that capitalism and the “free market” is the only practical economic system. Here are four of the most common arguments for capitalism presented in bullet point form with a humorous condemnation written below.
- Communism Doesn’t Work.
You know why Communism doesn’t work? Because it’s never been executed properly. Lenin obviously skim read the Communist Manifesto and basically took the position of President in Russia when there was no real government to stop him. You know why most people think Communism doesn’t work? Because of the increasing constraints of consumer capitalism creating a selfish and competitive Human Race, that’s why. Therefore, true Communism cannot be delivered from above. Does this mean that Communism can never work? Of course not, the only thing stopping Communism from working is the conditioning of human nature that capitalism has brought about. The idea of accomplishment being it’s own reward has completely died under and increasingly capitalist system, the idea of person with the means to meet the needs of another person after his or her own needs are satisfied as been perverted by the disgusting concept of money, which merely puts up barriers between the means and the needs exchange. The clue is in the name with Communism. For Communism to work there must be a general consensus of “community”. Until this changes, Capitalism reigns supreme because society is generally obsessed with the idea of “capitalizing” on people needs, while ignoring the moral implications of this. Can society really change? All you have to do is eliminate capitalist influence over the world.
- Capitalism Rewards Hard Work
Because everyone knows that all the owners of multi-conglomerate corporations have scraped their way to the top. Never has anyone, ever, entered into and executive position in a company through inheritance or through social connections. That would be unthinkable. Is this to say, the employees of these companies don’t work hard? Of course they fucking do, and, of course, you have internal promotions but how many cases realistically do we hear of people rising from the bottom to the top? Alan Sugar, that’s it. Anyway, what about my point above? In a capitalist society all this hard work is purely for the entrepreneur’s own gain. What happened to achievement being an achievement in its self? It seems achievement has to be rewarded with materialistic luxury in order to remind a person that they are actually worth something…
- It’s a Free Market. It’s About Freedom of Choice.
Bollocks. Is pretty much all I have to say on that subject. The Free Market is founded on the concept of money an entity that liberates a few and enslaves the many. In Capitalism you only get freedom of choice if you reach the top and you can only reach the top by disadvantaging the many.
- It Causes Economic Growth.
Yes. For about 10 - 20 years. Then the instability of Capitalism becomes too great and nations or, thanks to globalization, the world ends in an economic slump and the workers engage in an economic struggle, while the capitalists who created this mess go water skiing. Governments can apply the Keynesian model all they like it still doesn’t stop the recession affecting the proletariat (working class) a disproportionate amount compared to the bourgeoisie (middle class). Until Capitalism is stopped, this process will go on and on.
The more votes are invested into parties condoning this system the further we will be dragged into the immoral, culturally and economically damaging phenomenon. Ending up with an non-sympathising bleak look on society. Remember this next time you claim to be “a little bit Tory”.