I picked up a copy of the ‘Metro’ on the bus today and front page news it reads ‘Broke Britain’. No surprises there then ey? Rent, cost of living, utilities all going up, up, up, while wages stay the same. But, I think is worse than they make out. We’d notice too except we’re too busy ignoring the fact that our economy seems to be built on hot air and massive debts. Instead, we concentrate on how its Europes fault. If another administration can just about squeeze through blaming it on the Brussels though everything will be fine, ‘course it will.
Those who know me know I lived for nearly ten years on what most people would refer to as ‘New Age Travellers’ sites and squats. It’s called putting your life where your mouth is. That’s nearly a decade of living as much outside of the system as I think its possible to get in Western Europe. I’m proud of it. A lot of the difficulties I’ve experienced are in learning how the rest of the world works. But I’m moving off point. One of the reasons I lived that life was because I wanted to demonstrate something. A lot of people would call it pointless (to my horror) but if you don’t show there’s an alternative to the isolated fractured debt-ridden lives that a lot of people lead then what’s the point in calling yourself against the system. Do it or die? I don’t want people to kill themselves for an ideal. I want them to live.
http://ift.tt/eA8V8J Normalization—the mainstreaming of people and ideas previously banished from public life for good reason—has become the operative description of a massive societal shift toward something awful. Whether it’s puff pieces on neo-Nazis in major national newspapers or elected leaders who are also documented sexual predators, a good deal of work goes into making the […]
It’s not something I’d thought much about until I read an old book where the writer talks about peoples struggle with feeling inferior. It hadn’t really occurred to me that peoples behaviour would be influenced so much because they’re made to feel inferior. The thought that the system is designed to isolate and disempower had….but live and learn. Mate, despite my ignorance going out there and fighting with bad cards as it were makes you a hero. It’s like some geezer who knows he hasn’t got all the resources of the enemy but he still goes and gets the job done. You have nothing to feel inferior about and a lot to be proud about. Maybe you need that car to prove it…myself I don’t think you do.