Wednesday 10th September
Facebook is full of political revelations.
The real cuts to the poor resulting in suicides and food banks and the sort of poverty we thought had been consigned to History. Watcha Gonna Do About It?
American foreign policy, arming the Taliban to fight the Ruskies now turning against us in Afghanistan. They were paid to grow poppies whose Opium was sold to American teenagers. Watcha Gonna Do About It?
The failure of British politicians to represent even a smidgeon of the concerns of the electorate. Whatcha Gonna Do About It?
The alienation of young people in a society that has no job for them, no possibility of ever owning their own houses and no future. Whatcha Gonna Do About It?
The starving children in Africa; those same pitiful faces covered in flies and with pot-bellies and thin arms and legs. Whatcha Gonna Do About It?
The constant wars between Sunni and Shi-ite, sometimes fomented by us in the West, the millions displaced in Syria, the overflowing refugee camps. Whatcha Gonna Do About It?
The Inequality of the world where there is plenty of food and water if equally distributed, but 1% of people own 80% of the resources. Whatcha Gonna Do About It?
The fact that the banks fucked up but are playing the same game again, blowing the bubble ever bigger until we get caught in the bang and have to pick up the pieces again. Whatcha Gonna Do About It?
Because posting on Facebook may enlighten a few, but less than you might think. Because constantly bewailing the failings of politicians and wringing your hands and saying they are all the same and you won’t be voting for any of them won’t make it any better. Because salving your conscience by sending occasional dribs and drabs of money to charities may save a very few but will not change the fundamentals. So Whatcha Gonna Do About It?
Please tell me, because honestly I don’t know.