To all politicians and those who blame everybody else for everything. Politics is simply a self perpetuating career nowadays, for the chosen few who have licked enough arse in their respective parties to get an opportunity not to piss anyone off. Politics is no longer about what you do for people but rather minimising the people you alienate.
At the same point of politicians simply playing the game, people have become more dependant on the state, and are quite happy to allow the state to provide everything and blame them for anything that goes wrong. Anyone who relies on the state or believes that they have their best interests at heart is a fool. The only person you can ever rely on is yourself, but it doesn’t need to be that way.
This is not having a go at those who have been caught by the safety net of the welfare state because life has dealt them a bad hand, it is for those who expect more than they need. There needs to be more opportunity, that isn’t church based, and on a small scale to allow neighbours to come together and help each other out. Everybody has something to offer. This isn’t Big Society, aimed at undermining industries / professionals that are paid to do a role, but a structured system on Mutual Aid. Working together for each other.
I’m lucky that I live in a neighbourhood where there is a certain element of that, from my neighbours, Rich, Clare, Steve, Michelle, Kate, Paul and all the others I speak to but don’t know there names, local friends Ian, Jane, Steve & Annette and even Shanka who runs the corner shop, everybody helps each other where they can.