I am in one of those places where normally I would write about my feelings, stresses and trials, but in this current reality here and across the world there are not millions but billions far far worse off than me.
If I were to die tomorrow I would leave a legacy of two amazing kids. A good number of friends, that is true wealth. not money or riches.
I have the princely sum of £6.17 in my bank until Thursday, but I have food, heating and even a few miles worth of fuel.
I can sit here moaning whilst watching Netflix on my comfy sofa.
I look out of the window and see the sun and the start of the coming spring.
In the UK, however, there are too many folk with nothing in the bank but debt. There are people . cannot afford to heat their houses even though they are ill or have young children or disabilities.
There are human beings, parents, children, grandparents, elderly, employed, retired, unemployed or no longer able to be employed with no food, no transport and no security of continuong to have a roof over their heads.
This is not due to fuel shortages as you are being told is due to a foreign war; it is due to greed, corruption, and ensuring shareholders make profit upon their investments.
Yes, there are issues around gas getting from Russia, but we in the UK have our own, or rather Scotland’s gas and oil fields.
What is happening in the Ukraine is terrible beyond words and made more scary for us because of the risk that we will be wiped out by nuclear weapons, a situation caused in more than a part by an inept tory minister – Liz Truss threatening to Nuke Russia first. An empty threat given our nukes can only be fired with permission from the USA.
Ukraine however is not the only horrifying war right now, the Yemeni people being attacked by the UAE using weapons we in the UK sold them, not because the Yemani were a threat to Saudi Arabia!
Libya 🇱🇾 where we destroyed the entire country because their leader refused to sell their oil for US Dollars, wanting sales to be in gold. So we under the orders of the war criminal, Blair aided the Americans to assassinate Gadaffi by bombing him and then destroy all infrastructure to a stable modern country
Afghanistan 🇦🇫 where we in the eighties condemned Russia 🇷🇺 for invading but then once Russia lost that war, he jumping upon the shirt tails of the Americans invaded ourselves. For humanitarian need? We were told so, but more likely, I and many others believe due to the vast minerals Afghanistan has to offer. Sadly for us and The US, oh and Soviet Russia as it was then, it is too difficult to control the resistance, whether it be political, cultural, or criminal. We quite easily just abandoned Afghanistan to the very people that are responsible for human rights abuses.
Palestine 🇵🇸 is another war torn country, area or state (depending upon who you talk to), where people are being killed daily using weapons the UK have provided, and sadly stemming from UK interference in the region from before we, the British, created the State of Israel 🇮🇱 in the 1940’s.
These are but a few wars right now, we could also mention Iraq 🇮🇶, which still has not stabilised since we again with the United States of America invaded – twice!
The tensions we promote with Iran 🇮🇷, prodding them with sticks.
China 🇨🇳 who we one minute vilify (likely rightly so) on human rights grounds, but then deal with commercially on a huge level.
I could carry on writing all day and not cover half of what is going on in this world right now.
This after two years of a global pandemic of fear.
People cannot, should not and will not take much more.
We have to help the many understand most of the death, pain and torture in this world right now is not due to circumstance or accident, it is planned, thought out and connived purely so the few can control, profiteer and increase their power and hold.
We do not need a world or presidents, dictators and billionaires, we need a world of empathy, support, healthcare, communities, and a good basic, no infact a very good basic standard of living than people can use as a base to make their lives worthwhile.
We need a world where no human is killed, starved or forced to live in poverty due to the actions of country. State, religion, culture, caste, or corruption
Companies should not hold more power than communities
War should not exist and when it does occur a truly ‘United Nations’ of the world should, must step in, not just issue vague statements or reports as the current lip service run UN does.
We live in a world of information, well let’s inform everyone of what we want and need. Stop allowing them to censor or mute us.
Enough is truly enough here in the UK as well as throughout our globe. It’s not workers of the world unite, it has to be People, every one of us of the Earth Unite.