Wages of war

Ok when do we all wake up to the fact war these days is not about territory, about terrorism, about torture. War is not about peacekeeping or putting things right. War is not even about regime change or power! War is not despite what we believe about oil or minerals.
War is now purely about money. Yep just money. Google the cost of weapons, munitions, ships and planes. Google British made weapons being used in the Yemen and across the globe. Google Teresa May’s recent refusal to stop selling munitions and weapons to Saudi Arabia.
We are now no longer just a ‘nation of shop keepers’, we still are in wholesale and retail but death is our stock and trade. Our products maim and kill.
Why do the government allow this? Because they receive incentives and bribes from companies, or worse they actually own companies that own companies that sell this hell on earth.
So when you see a picture of a child dead through war, think to yourself with all the pride and self worth you can muster ‘we did that!’. For by our allowing our Establishment and government to continue to support this evil we really did do that!
Happy New Year!

Austerity the con

Ok decided my fight truly starts here. A few notions I have upon our great country and our reality. Argue if you will. Feel free to berate me, shout me down, call me a traitor or a fool. For these are my thoughts, mine to voice when, where and to whom I like. At this point in history will still have at least the fallacy of what we believe represents ‘free speech’ therefore as a UK and World Citizen I exercise that. You have the choice to read, believe, and understand or of course not.
Ok Austerity, what is it? What are the effects? And why do we have it?
Well Austerity we are told is ostensibly the ‘country’ making cuts to public services to save money to pay of at least a part of the deficit (difference between what we have, need and owe). Feel free to research the figures yourself as there are many sources and the numbers often differ depending upon what political leanings the publishers have. I am a mere mortal not a mathematician nor a statistician. I use the same search engines and probably keywords as you. So look up Britain’s deficit’ ‘Britain’s Debt’ ‘Britain’s expenditure’ ‘Britain’s Financial resources’ and any other similar terms you fancy. Try not to rely on Wikipedia even though that will likely be the first source of results. Remember each media outlet has its own bias. Most are ‘pro establishment and government (Tory)’. It is nigh on impossible to get unbiased true information as search results are filtered by nations to ensure we do not ever have access to the real truths. Google and other search engines are not independent of governments. Nor are social media, mainstream media, or even your university/ college/ school curriculums.
Most of your teachers/tutors/lecturers are not allowed to teach free thought nor even encourage it. They are given direction upon what to teach.
The effects of Austerity?
Well yes cuts in public services, but what does that mean to us in reality? Well to be blunt death!
Am I being a little dramatic? Nope. In the last few years there has been a reasonably publicised campaign to get the DWP to release figures of deaths related to delays and sanctions. Some figures have now been released despite lies from Ian Duncan Smith, George Osbourne and officers of the DWP who all denied the figures existed. These figures were terrible enough, and even now inconclusive. Some stating 4,000 others up to 80,000 others even higher. But they are just DWP figures. What about those dying through lack of care provision? Poor health provision due to NHS break up and budget cuts, poor or no social housing, private renting, losing tenancy due to benefits cuts, sanctions or even more commonly mistakes?
What about increases in road deaths not due to mobile phones, speeding or drunk driving but due to road conditions such as pot holes. Guess what these figures are not even recorded. Police have no form to do so.
How about malnutrition? Rickets even Scurvy making a reappearance. Victorian illnesses with no reason in this affluent modern world!
Homelessness not just due to lack of housing but to loss of mental health, drug and alcohol services.
Homelessness due to lack of legal aid and recourse to our own judicial system. Now a law for the rich none for the poor.
Family breakup for all the above.
Suicide for all of the above.
This is austerity. The poor paying for the debt.
Now why the debt? Remember those bankers, the ones that gambled with the savings of pension funds, of individuals, of business’, of all of us? Well yep those er people gambled and lost. Not just a bit but amounts so huge we cannot understand them. We all lost out one way or another, increased costs of goods, fuel, living. Many lost homes, cars, marriages, children. When I say all…. well actually the rich that lost out demanded that they were paid back, not by the bankers, not even the banks, but by us, you and me, the other 90 odd percent.
And pay them we do. At the cost of all we have lost. All I described.
So what is Austerity? : answer a con trick, a lie, the biggest fraud in history. It is that simple.
As I said my thoughts.


Sleep manages to evade more effectively than the B2 Stealth
Longing for dreams of deeds never affected by waning health
Within a world where one can be a modern day knight so bold
Pan’s Neverland where Jonesy can never tire nor will grow old

©Trikerpoet 2016


Those of us that are over a certain age can no doubt remember coming home from school (even college or work) and putting the TV onto BBC1 (remember this was in the days where they were no so obviously a corrupt propaganda outlet). John Craven’s Newsround would come on and often we may groan at the interruption of our entertainment but still it was usual that we would sit through it, only pretending to ignore the screen.
I remember being shocked in the eighties at scenes such as these. Feeling sorry for the people of the USSR, Russia and the Soviet countries. These people had to queue for hours, sometimes days even for basic foods, even a loaf of bread. It was not that they were poor, it was a huge food shortage throughout their Union (the term for the Soviet Empire), this was due to isolationist politics, food and trade embargo’s, a currency only recognised within their state, and the ongoing ‘cold war’.
The people themselves were not poor, had a good standard of living, maybe not super cars, the latest gadgets, fashions or music, they may not even have seemed free to us, however they had homes, heating, jobs, security, family and community. Until the food shortages all ate.
I am not proposing that ‘Communism’ worked. It did not. Humans are too greedy for it to. Any government can be corrupted.
What I am however pointing out is the shock and pity we felt for these people. It was unthinkable here. We in the ‘civilised world’ never went hungry. We even believed that those homeless we did have on our streets were ‘tramps’, travellers that ‘chose’ to live on the road, sleeping in hedgerows and doing odd jobs to ‘sustain’ themselves. People that chose to drop out of society.
No one went hungry here. Well except the miners and their families, but again we were told it was their choice for going on strike. What did they expect, daring to stand against the government. We were free! Not like them poor Russians.
We had heard of ‘food banks’ but not here in Britain, not in England, we had not had need of that sort of thing sin Victorian days. We had led the world to abolish such poverty, we had our Industrial Revolution. We fought in other countries to civilise them, to bring their standard of living in some sort of line with our own.
We even brought ‘natives’ and ‘colonials’ here to give them the chance of an education and jobs. Enoch brought them over in the fifties to fill the gaps in industry left by the deaths and maiming of war, god forbid we let women continue working the same jobs as men. Yes they managed during the war but only because they had to. By the seventies Mr Powell was clear the workers he brought over and their families had outstayed their welcome. It was the decent thing for them to go home now. Job done.
Anyway I digress (I am good at that, have you noticed?). So this fine example of ‘civilisation’ that was Britain was shocked at the hungry. No one should starve. Well not in ‘civilised Europe’. Yes the natives in Africa did but, well that was natural. White people should never have to go hungry.
Seriously this is the message we were given and guess what? We even believed it. Russians were hungry because communism was wrong. African and Asian countries had hunger because it was nature. Britain survived Rationing by growing our own, but other than that we would never go hungry.
Guess what ……? WRONG!
Now Britain has hunger. Not through food shortages though. People do not have to queue in shops, the shelves are always filled, no now its because of abject poverty.
Is the country in poverty? Nope, not at all. Most of the people are reasonably well off. Most drive newish cars, live in their own houses, have jobs have healthy bank accounts or at least good credit scores. These people do not see poverty. Certainly do not experience it. Many may never. They do not see the elderly couple bed bound not through health but because it is their only way of keeping warm. They do not see the family where both parents miss meals to make sure the kids can eat, despite them both working. They do not see the young asthmatic having constant breathing issues because she cannot afford an inhaler on prescription. The disabled bloke that kills himself rather than face the shame of the bailiffs. The single mum that has to queue at the foodbank just to ensure her kids can eat. The family evicted because Housing Benefit was stopped due to an error by the Tax Credits department. The children brought into care because their parents could not make ends meet.
This all happens daily. Thousands of times daily these and even more desperate scenarios are played out in the real world. Effecting real people.
You may not be one of these. May not know anyone in this situation. May never know anyone existing in such desperation, or worse no longer existing. I am therefore happy that your ignorance is your bliss. That your conscience is clear, I mean what can you do? Your just one person right?
Well if every ‘one person’ got a bit of morality, if every ‘one person’ decided this needed to change, then just maybe there would be enough ‘one person’s’ to make it change.
I know this has been a long slog to read, and thank you for doing so despite my digression, however we all are humans, we all feel, all love, all should be allowed to live. Race, gender, ability or any other perceived difference should not prevent anyone from living a full and happy life. Geography should not either, whether you live on the Mall, in Moss Side or in Syria we all should be allowed to live, thrive and survive. There are enough resources in our world to ensure no one starves. We are not the worlds police (that should be the UN) so have no right to invade or bomb anyone. Money is not more important than life. Possessions are not how we will ultimately be judged. I am more than a pawn in a rich persons game. Are you?


Well every day I see memes, posts, comments and pleas to ‘stop the tories doing………’ or ‘The Government are going to ……..’ and ‘Cuts mean…..’ as well as ‘Austerity hits……’.
I get each cry is an individual issue but sadly we can no longer fight these vile parasites on single points. We need to have but one focus now and that is to rid the scum completely. Inflammatory language I know, but surely the time for niceties has passed?
We now live in a world where power, corruption, fraud, murder, assault, vilification, aggression, war, arrogance, hate, suspicion and blame are the main motivators for many. These were all terms I was taught were negative, yet today they are motivational speech on the part of the press.
People are lauded for how much they rip the country off by, how big their car is, how expensive their suit, even the school they send their obnoxious child to. They are given peerages for theft, for charging extortionate rates to the tax payer to blow dry the Prime minister’s wife’s bloody hair.
We now have a Prime Minister who is openly selling off the country’s (you and me, even belonging to your auntie Mable or little Chelsea next door) assets to a company – G4 which is owned by a hedge fund, which is owned by her own husband. Is this acceptable?
She also is intent on giving away our (yes our, we own it!) NHS to Richard Branson, the corrupt general Custer look alike that hides all his business abroad so that he has to pay no tax in the UK. Is that acceptable? Did you agree to it?
She has sold our infrastructure to various foreign regimes, many of which are oppressive and Human Rights violators, with a flare for cutting corners and using cheap materials. ‘China’ yep!
That brings me onto Human Rights, your rights. Those things your Grand Parents and Great Grandparents and yes even their Great Grandparents fought and died for. Guess what? Yep she has now completely stripped you of those. You have none. Well unless you are very rich that is. Then you can apply to that ‘old boy network’ that is the Courts and they will put the ‘oinks’ back in their places.
Oh and that safety net we all paid into all our working lives….. the ‘benefit’ (not benefit but earned and paid for) system, guess what….. yep stripped clean. People given about a £125 a week to pay for bills, food and yes rent (bedroom tax), oh and to save up for those months all their money is stopped through sanctions. But on the plus side, we don’t need to worry about these people because once they are in that much need they no longer matter, they do not count. They become a ‘social criminal’ not having the moral fibre or ability to thrive in ‘our’ society. They become a threat. It must be true. The Government and the media tell you it is.
Once people become that needy they become ‘entertainment’. The rich are able to abuse them upon the streets as a right of passage into their good old Bullingdon Club, and on top of that the staff in the DWP (Department for Work and Pensions) can have a book on who can sanction the most in a week, or even get the most to commit suicide through being sanctioned. Maybe soon it will be a Game Show, an off shoot of Benefits Britain? Presented by Jerkoff Kyle? (oh can I sell the rights?).
This is the country you are all so proud of. The one represented by the pomp and ceremony the Royal Family represent.
Sadly its where I differ from many.
I want to be proud of my country.
I want to be proud of my heritage.
I want to hold my head up high.
I want to live in a country and world where all lives matter. Where we cherish our young and old alike. Where being sick or disabled is not just seen as a ‘drain upon the public purse’, where we all are seen as bringing richness to our communities, our towns, cities and nation. Where no one wakes up hungry, especially whist others live in opulence beyond the expectation of fabled gods!
I dont mind a world of have’s and have more’s just not any with have not!
This unfair, murderous regime needs to end. However that end is achieved it does not matter. Life cannot go on like this. There is a time to shout stop. That time is now!
We are supposed to live in a democracy. Sadly given the boundary changes, the losing of votes, and yes I dare say corruption our country is now anything but democratic. So how do we win?
Well we stop getting irate at single issues, we open a single front! We agree the Tories and their greedy establishment has to go. We all focus upon this. We challenge them at every turn. We do this in ‘any’ way we can. We are fighting a war now. Maybe not with guns and bombs, without violence, but we are fighting. We need to mobilise. Get on those streets. Take them and our country back from the vile masters we have bowed to.
So get off your bums, have a think and take action. Lets show these bastards what we are made of.
Demonstrate, Demonstrate, Demonstrate. No more easy ride for oppression.