On borrowed time to a Fascist Britain


Hello Good People who still evidently read this blog!!!

I woke up this morning in a rage and wanted to write an enraged post about Britain today. But then I read some of the comments some of you kind and creative people have written to me and I read back on some of my posts and found a lovely video on youtube of Kozmik Andy at some hippie gathering in a pub in Cornwall and my heart softened and I didn’t feel so enraged anymore.

I stopped doing my blog because of many reasons but partly because of being under surveillance, I am not a threat just an individual, and these days The State in all its oppressive manifestations has become more powerful and more obsessed with stamping out and obliterating anyone who cannot conform, as well as poor people, who do not generate much profit for big business. Of course this has always happened but now it is happening more than ever before in my lifetime. The ideology of ‘Austerity’ and the media propaganda about poor people, immigrants, single parents and their children, and people too ill or disabled to work, portraying them all as greedy thieving terrorist dishonest lazy vermin who are bleeding the country dry of money is as nasty and deliberately constructed as Nazi Propaganda about the Jews .

As a consequence many ‘respectable hard-working people’ don’t give a shit if all those people die, are homeless, cannot get an education, medical treatment and commit suicide. I wouldn’t call those people respectable, I would call them brainless breadheads.

Yes I am tired of hearing about ‘Austerity’ and I am tired of hearing about ‘Brexit’ and I feel physically sick when I see yet another TV programme is aired in this country on poor people, which are nothing short of fascist propaganda, generating hatred to make a nice little profit for the TV channel and its advertisers.

We are living on borrowed time to living in a fascist Britain.

A bit of Bob Marley here:

Factions, factions and angry people everywhere and poor people’s rights not just eroded but beaten up, thrown out on the street, abused and stabbed to death, all in the name of ‘Austerity’.

What exactly is this ‘Austerity’ fiction, who created it?

How come we let so many politicians and decision-makers to make a nice career for themselves with ‘Austerity’, why do we allow the TV and newpapers tell so many lies about the poor and anyone different?

Well I can refer to my own personal experiences in the past two years, this week I was totally screwed over by the state, the law,  the medical profession for being ill, poor and daring to study part-time and caring for an elderly parent on a weekly income of £56 a week ( after rent) . Yes I have been abused by the state and treated like vermin for the past couple of years even though I care and look after so many people for free while I am ill, and many other friends and family around me have been mistreated in ways I have never seen before and all of our lives have changed.  Yet if we were living in some other European country we might be treated much better.

Most days I don’t feel like a hippie, I feel like an angry despairing person who looks after others and is treated like an outlaw for being ill, but maybe I need to return to my hippie roots.

If we can gather collectively in peace and without career-minded politicians, or patriarchal hierarchical religions, maybe we can challenge the propaganda that is turning good people into homeless poor people, and others into the bitter self-righteous little fascists in the UK today.

This song expresses some of my sentiments, but I don’t believe that rioting would be constructive, we need something stronger where we can live our lives well with dignity. In our hearts and minds we do need to riot and to tear down this oppressive system, then maybe we will be ready and confident to go and make radical changes in a more powerful enduring constructive way without violence or causing more cause for bitterness and revenge. We need to get many laws changed, don’t know how to do that, perhaps some inhumane laws need to be ignored or challenged outside the UK.

 

This blog entry wasn’t reminiscing to good times in the past, but even those good times were set in pretty oppressive times, but we managed somehow to have a powerful, creative counterculture all the same, and even though we did things in our own world apart from the mainstream system, we managed to change things, so why can’t we do it now?

If you are interested in alternative music of the hippie variety you may be interested in this fanzine ‘Stick it in your ear’  http://www.siiye.co.uk . One of the regular contributors is a revolutionary friend of mine Mr. Brian R. Banks … although he doesn’t like banks in general.

I found this excellent youtube rant from 3 year’s ago, unfortunately the negative results from the ‘Austerity Ideology’, that he predicted [4.30 onwards] have already come true without the successful opposition he was hoping for.

Signing off with my usual ‘Love and Peace’? Even when I am angry? No!

Perhaps now is a time for harnessing rage into constructive creative community (offline) opposition. Not just protest but actual alternative lifestyles in spite of Austerity ideologies where the poor die and the rich prosper.

Born2rant

 

 

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To the residents of Grenfell Tower: this never should have happened to you, ‘got to make or save money, you see’; you may be in the hands of dishonest or simply incompetent people


Hello Good people who still read this blog…. (written in haste and may need editing!)

I just wanted to say how sad I was to find out about the destruction of Grenfell Tower by a fire that went very quickly out of control.

We await investigations, but my heart goes out to all the residents, their friends and family. I live in the area but coincidentally was locked out of my flat and had to go and stay elsewhere so did not hear the sirens or smell the smoke. Spare a thought for the victims but also those who heard the screams for help and the agony of those trapped by smoke and heat.

Someone said on the news that these days tenants in social housing are treated like vermin.

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I have certainly witnessed this on many occasions, and so many uncaring builders, lying surveyors, and incompetent contractors, some companies with famous names, coming to renovate buildings. Some trash the place, they charge housing associations a big sum, spout nonsense about health and safety but leave the place dangerous while their company is doing very nicely thank you very much and perhaps a bribe or two to various housing association surveyors and environmental health officers. Or perhaps they are just the cheapest deal and the council or housing associations cannot afford to have safe contractors, architects, surveyors who do the job properly.

I have witnessed this many times, and my own life and my family’s life was put at risk. But when you reproach them you get bullied or ignored. Lots of cash at stake you see. A veil of health and safety regulation speech and what lies behind it is absolute hypocrisy. People without jobs who live in central London are hated, and are definitely treated like vermin by MANY contractors and SOME housing officers ( not all I assure you). 

I will give you an example. A good friend of mine with a Notting Hill Housing trust flat close by to Grenfell tower, complained because the external fire escape on her old house needed some maintenance. It had been bolted to the outside walls of two adjacent buildings but these bolts had come loose, plus some contractors were storing a ton of wooden decking there for over a year on the fire escape stairs and she could not persuade her neighbours to move it. A health and safety surveyor from the Notting Hill Housing Trust came round for a special meeting after she’d been complaining for over a year about this. He got very irritated and said that the safest thing to do was to remove the fire escape and dismantle it completely to meet ‘health and safety regulations’. She explained that she was on the top floor (no lift) and that the single internal staircase was made of wood, therefore the external fire escape was her only safe means of escape. He got annoyed, and spouted health and safety regulations, a housing officer present also pleaded with him to fix the old iron fire escape that would lead my friend and her neighbours to safety in case of a fire. But he just got louder and more aggressive, then he wrote a report in front of them saying the fire escape had to be dismantled and removed immediately rather than simply re-attaching it with bolts in the walls.  DSCN0071

So in memory of all those people who died, were injured or  whose lives were torn apart, I say YOU ARE IMPORTANT, it’s time to confront the petty minded corrupt ‘health and safety’ officials in Housing Associations, working for Kensington and Chelsea Council and also to say to all those who write hateful articles about poor people living London that your spreading of hatred and prejudice needs to end. You successful journalists who write with prejudice and resentment today could be jobless and living in council housing on the dole tomorrow. Although it is very unlikely you could get either benefits or social housing!  

Now before I get angrier, let me wish everyone Love and Peace. Love and empathy always wins. Using your anger to find constructive solutions is always stronger, more intelligent, more durable but harder than destructive anger or revenge. If I am right in my assumptions, let’s make our revenge one which improves services for poor people in London, let there be an independent person that social housing tenants can take their stories to when they feel in danger, let’s sack the corrupt surveyors, the corrupt health and safety officers, the corrupt environmental health officers and bring in good people, who actually do good quality work and who deserve their pay.

Some Neil Young ‘After the Gold Rush’ don’t know why,  it just felt right, his voice always sounds mournful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1e3m_T-NMOs