Slimmed down or not, this capitalist king and the system he upholds, has to go!

3 May 2023

Slimmed down or not, this capitalist king and the system he upholds, has to go!  It's little wonder that artificial intelligence threatens to outdo human intelligence “very soon".  Especially when everything in this society points to a radical lack of intelligence on the part of those who own and control everything at the expense of the rest of us!

    Not one minister in charge of a public sector department, be it the NHS, education, the railways or the civil service has shown the slightest understanding of the urgent task at hand.  Which is for them to pay striking workers a wage they can live on, to take their hands off jobs and conditions and to invest in these vital services!  Instead, they thought that going to court to stop 1 day of a 2-day nurses’ strike was an "intelligent" thing to do!

    And they keep coming out with the same old lie: that pay rises equal to inflation (or above it, allowing catch up after 15 years of falling living standards) - ”will make inflation worse”.

    So the higher and higher rents paid to landlords don't fuel inflation?  Or the government payments for energy to allow supply companies get the full benefit of their super-inflationary 200% price rises, isn't inflationary?  And what about interest rate rises which are "sold" as a tool to control inflation, but now mean banks are making record profits?  Are these not inflationary?  Apparently paying the rich more, while starving the poor is fine, but paying the poor more, by taking from the rich, isn't!

    Of course, the truth of the matter is that the capitalist system, which is designed to fulfil the bosses’ need for ever-rising profits - and rising prices - at the expense of the working class, cannot be anything other than “inflationary”!

    Never mind, though, "intelligent" humans, in business suits and Tory and Labour red and blue neck-ties, have no intention of tackling even the tip of this inflationary iceberg - let alone the rest of it.  They could impose price controls on food.  Or on energy.  Or impose rent controls.  But no.  Both sides of the Commons madhouse claim that the answer to the housing crisis is to "build more homes" - homes for sale, not for rent at social rates...

    And then they expect the electorate to vote for them? The best choice this Thursday will be "none of the above"!  Because it's not voting which will change anything, whether this week, or next year.  Only workers’ struggles will do it. And most voters know that. Abstention is already the largest "party".  Unlike Westminster’s “Chatbots”, voters are actually "intelligent"!

    Another optimistic sign is that 70% of youth polled have no interest whatsoever in the £100 million-coronation circus planned for this Saturday!  Yes, and who wouldn't agree that any system which places this crown of Empire, heavy with the blood of the repressed, on the head of an accident of birth, making him titular head of state, belongs in the dustbin of history?