An observation of our “Elite” politicians.
Regardless of your political position, be you Left, Right or Centre, you will have to admit that politics has become an exciting arena at the moment. For the first time in decades, perhaps since the birth of the Labour party, a new, real, political opposition has come along …enter UKIP.
Perhaps what is most fascinating about this relatively new political party is that most of its MEP´s, candidates and members are comprised of either people from working class upbringings and educations, or at the least have had a job in the real world.
Our political elite, however, and in my opinion the biggest travesty of our democratic system, have almost all had enormously privileged upbringings, studied at private institutions and finished as graduates in subjects such as P.P.E from Oxbridge and such, with the sole intention of a career in politics. These people have no grasp of wealth creation in the productive economy (private sector) yet are keen to enslave us all through constantly higher taxation, a bloated public sector and crippling the future generations with unsustainable debt.
The political elite, without a true opposition, would never make real cuts to the size of the state because of the obvious; its political suicide; it´s much easier to bribe the population with unnecessary jobs, grossly inflated pensions and an unprecedented welfare state. The coalitions “attempts” to cut the size of the state have instead seen it grow significantly. We have had no cuts. Thus we now have a state that spends around half of GDP, produces no wealth whatsoever, acting as an intrusive parasite into both our bank accounts and individual liberty.
The same can be said for our Leftist media, mostly middle-class, benefitting from the privileges given to them by the political elite. Take one example of the minimum wage; at one time working class kids could get a low-paid internship in the media field and scrape by for a year or two, allowing them to get the skills and experience to pursue a career. Our government then brings in a minimum wage, under the guise of helping the poor, yet makes an exception for unpaid internships… the result?
Only the middle-class kids who rely on their parents incomes are able to take the unpaid internships, hoisting out working class competition, who subsequently cannot afford to take them. Are we really surprised, then, that the mainstream media is supportive of a political elite that designates all sorts of privileges to them?
The refreshing change in UKIP is that its candidates have the experience of working in the real world; giving them experience and understanding of how to earn the money our political elite are so keen to steal and borrow to enslave our grandchildren in multigenerational debt, to spend on “us” in the present. The party has been honest enough to come out and say we cannot keep spending at the current rate, there will need to be significant cuts, yet the honesty has been rewarded with voters and party members.
UKIP benefits Left, Right but not so much Centre.
If UKIP continues on course to win the European elections in a few days time, it will quite literally shake our three-party political elite out of its cozy club back to their traditional positions.
The losers in this shake up, however, are the Centre ground wets, like David Cameron, that don’t have any principles whatsoever and talk the intellectual dribble we so often hear on the BBC. So far I am yet to see even a member of the Labour party give any real comeback to a UKIP policy; they simply avoid the debates with flusters of adjectives and emotional populism. These people are being paid huge sums of money to hide in the shadows away from real debate and wait until election time to reap the rewards of the historic actions of their party.
With UKIP draining support from all three major parties, the devastations of the last Labour government and the current coalition, this pattern is due for change. Be you a Lefty-Statist-Freedom Hater, congratulations, the Labour party is due for re-alignment and will have your compulsory ID card and “Telescreen” in the post immediately after reelection. If you’re a true Conservative; the party will be forced to adopt its traditional policies and back off from Leftist gimmicks like climate change targets and such. Liberal Democrats, in all honesty, will probably still wabble around the centre with their bleeding heart save the world agendas.