Originally posted on Rants, Many and Varied:
The poor are getting poorer and the rich are getting richer, this much we know and it was ever thus. This is not going to change, not until we alter the direction of discourse in society. If you listen to any debate now in the media or in the house of commons involving, we are told, separate political paradigms the debate they have is not worthy of the word.
For example when Ed Miliband calls for full employment and growth he is committing himself to the cause of exploitation and defining the entire population by their exchange value as workers. There is no radicalism in this and there is no progress, it is a capitulation to the entrenched narrative of our time that must contain no dissent and no bravery.
When a member of parliament says that people who run food banks or volunteer in nursing homes deserve credit it is accepting of the status quo with no desire to change it – food banks should not exist in Britain or any country if that country contains one single millionaire. Volunteers should be deployed in areas where they aren’t making up for the shortcomings of government whose basic rasion d’etre is supposedly to protect the population.