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The poor man

By Odysseus

A man steals money to buy some bread as he is hungry. He is arrested, beaten and jailed. The man is released a few years later. The man is still poor and in the same situation as he was before. Armed men kick in the door of his decrepit dwelling, telling the poor man that he needs to give them money, or he will be taken away.
But the poor man has no money, it is all gone. He spends his money on rent and water, and what little left over he has I spent on food. And the robbery is justified using those same, old, horrible words- ‘for reasons of state’.

The man has to give what little he has to those whom oppressed, exploited and kept him in these conditions. The man has to give his last material possessions to a system that is regulated exploitation. Remember the story of the man, as it may become your story too.

Daily Headline – 02/03/13

UK right; money for troops not the poor

British Philip Hammond MP flagThe ruling Conservative party’s Philip Hammond (the Defence Secretary) has called for a cut in the welfare budget in order to maintain the number of troops.

The toss-pot went on to say that in the upcoming government budget defending the nation must be top priority. We assume that he means attacking other countries must be top priority.

He also said that a fair percentage of the cabinet want to reassess the welfare budget. No surprise, the tories want to cut the welfare state, cut money to help the disabled, the vulnerable and the sick. Got no money to look after yourself? Fuck off then!
The conservatives; the caring and compassionate party…

How about a different approach?

How about we stop attacking other countries, dramatically reduce the military budget, join the EU army to ensure that real and genuine security is not compromised and use the leftover funds to increase the standard of living for the British public.