Batty wrote:Thank you for your thoughts.
I don't drive & walk everywhere I can, as well as recycle whatever the council agrees to collect on a weekly basis, but I am becoming increasingly irritated about the level of preaching being force-fed to me. It worries me that the person advising Brown to force home owners to install double glazing actually has his own double glazing company, and that energy efficient light bulbs contain mercury & can induce epileptic fits in certain people. The more that people try to dictate to me, the more I want to dig my heels in and refuse to comply.
agree with you Batty -
In 1997 when we thought
we might be getting a government with a social conscience for once it turned out we got a champagne-gurgling, supercilous, preachy/whingy, "out for what my mates can get me - we know best now do as you're told' nanny state.
The reason I prefer (just) Brown to Blair is that he at least has the bloody decency to look sheep-faced when he trots out the latest fairy tale (definitely of the Grimm variety) on health, economy, climate, world poverty and whatever 'lifebelt' issue that they think they can look good in for 5 minutes whilst they dream up another way to torment normal people. Back in 2006 I was made to feel like a shiftless benefit cheat whilst appealing the withdrawal of said 'perk' after paying my NI for over 30 years. It's only down to my own bloody-mindedness that I didn't wimp out and solve the problem permanently by removing myself from this scuddy country and the planet altogether - only to find recently (what a 'surprise'!
) that these same sanctimonious gets are not averse to dipping their own trotters shoulder-deep or futher into the Treasury golden piggy bank because 'it's not against the rules'. And who made those honourable ladies and gentlemen?
All governments love to say how they're going to 'save' us from the latest malaise and the end of the world's about the biggest vote winner you could get - but they'll all cock it up of course and all that'll happen will be another load of hot air from the White House, Kremlin and any other seat of government to add to the carbon emissions we've already got far too much of.
I honestly think now that my vote has no bloody value whatsoever as it's just another bunch of greedy amoral jerks out to get what they can and the only difference is that the next intake of idiots will either raise taxes a bit or, if the other bunch gets lucky, they'll raise it a lot more and either will find other perks to plunder and still do nothing whatsoever of any significance except blame each other and us for being such alcoholic abusing, unhealthy, employment-dodging, ASBO-collecting (anti-social behaviour order
) morons. Meanwhile, like Batty and other sensible people I'll just keep doing my own little things to keep my own bit of conscience and faith in things that I hold dear happyish. And I'll even vote too, as it's a right that must be exercised even it makes not a blind bit of difference, but I really don't think that it'll do any good.
Pooh - gotta love reverses