This week’s revelation that Charles Windsor gets to see Cabinet Memoranda that some Government Ministers don’t even get to see got me thinking that we might have the vote but that’s about it.
What has really changed since the days of the monarchy and the land owners running the country, not a lot?
We see the media being part of the establishment; the banks decide policy, the established order, as we saw in the Carmichael case, look after their own. If you toe the line and achieve nothing, but do the establishments bidding, you get to go into the Lords, if you play the party game, you get a safe seat in Westminster, if you go to the right school and university, you get to lead a political party or be a so-called top journalist at the BBC and in the Newspapers.
The SNP are even playing the media establishment game now as Derek Bateman noted this week regarding the journalists Christmas soiree at the taxpayers expense. Now given the lies, the fear mongering, and the undermining of our illusional democracy during the referendum I would not piss on these people if they were on fire. The people who should have been invited were the bloggers, Rev Stuart Campbell, Newsnet, Bateman, Murray…The ones who fought to bring the facts and the truth to the masses, those are the ones the SNP should be courting.
I am beginning to wonder what the SNP, like the Liberals and Labour, are actually for these days. I agree with Craig Murray, are the SNP even fighting for independence anymore? Craig argues that the SNP are becoming over comfortable with the trappings of government and its institutions, and that I fear just leads them to becoming like my own party the Liberal Democrats, a party of the establishment, maybe more left but no different from the rest when it comes to the established order in the UK. Will the SNP just fight for the federalism that the Liberals are supposed to believe in yet campaigned against in so many ways during the referendum.
As we have all seen in recent years, but pretty much for the whole of our lives, the rich get richer, the politicians become the new entitled class, the Windsors are as powerful as they have ever been, lording over us quietly in the background, but with little or no challenge from the media and the politicians we thought were there to protect us. The politicians are really only protecting themselves while we get poorer and poorer, our influence is non-existent and the services we rely on are disappearing by the day.
So when the Liberal Democrats refuse to change, when the SNP are becoming a part of the very things that many of us voted YES to get away from, when Westminster pretty much does what it has done for the last 400 years, when we are getting poorer, when we have to scavenge for ourselves while the ones who rule take what is ours and make it theirs……..
What is the point in even having a fucking vote every few years!