Sowed Seeds

Trump triumphs, brexit rolls on and all things in the middle are questioned. With Trump’s win in the USA, on the back of a campaign inspired by hate and division but powered bytrump the simple need of jobs, of an income, trumped the ideals of the left. The working class were left behind, that’s a fact, not only in the USA but across the globe. As society progressed on through the 80’s and the middle classes increased, people and politicians no longer had to worry about poverty or low income, they could then turn their focus on how they lived. Human rights, work life balance, yoga, new cars and other technologies.

As we entered the era of making ‘money from money’ things became a lot riskier. As the globe became interconnected through the financial markets (globalisation) what happened on one side of the word now affected the other side of the world.

The crash of 2008 shrunk the middle class, people were now less well off, in debt, behind on mortgage payments and with no disposable income for luxury good or vacations to distract them from the world’s woes, people were now forced to become politically aware and politically engaged.

Over the past 8 years of recession, with slow change and a loss of confidence in the financial policies of the neoliberals, a loss of confidence in the well established politicians and now the media, people have begun to revolt. As mentioned above, Donald Trump won the USA Presidential election and Britain have voted to separate from the European Union. Left wing and right wing parties have gained significant ground. Duterte in the Philippines, openly confessed to killing people has been pushing a new war on drugs with thousands dead in three months, killed by the police, killed by other gangs and vigilantes. Marion-Le Pen, a far right politician in France, presidential hopeful for 2017. Syriza in Greece, Podemos in Spain which has
transformed the Spanish political scene. fractured-eu

Whats next for 2017? will Europe begin to separate?
will France elect a far right President?
how about war in the South China Sea or in Eastern Europe with the build up of NATO forces in Poland. All I know is that some bad seeds have been sowed and what grows wont be good for anyone.

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Great Words, Bad Actions

 

 

I have come to notice that elections are not about policies, stance or the person running. It’s about whether you can be a good orator or not. From the time Obama got into office in the US he talked about “change” as if he was going to turn to the US upside for the people. It turned out not, he just knew that if he told the people what they wanted to hear then he would get their vote, it didn’t mean he had to do what he said.

This is politics at its finest, Lies for a vote. I remember Obama’s president-elect speech were he said “nothing can stand in the way of the power of millions of voices calling for change” I took this as advice. He was telling the American people who if they want change they much stand together as a people and call for it, demand it.

If you alone ask for change your words will be unheard.

You’ve got to remember, without a people there is no economy, no country and no politicians. The people are the centre cog that makes everything work, that is why we must be listened to And things should be done in a way that benefit the people! Not just business or just one or few people but the masses. by asking for change, we need a change in people because that will only change the system. The system cannot be changed by those who have sat over it for the past years. Demand what is yours and make your representative listen, after all he/she is a REPRESENTATIVE, representing you not themselves.

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