harrumphing and blowing hard

I’m guilty as much as anyone else, spending an awful lot of time harrumphing and blowing hard disapproval at Putin’s Russia and the recent ‘fixed’ elections. But really, have we any right? Especially when we look at the criminal actions going on in our own country and actually, what appears to be the growing similarities between Russia and the UK.

For one thing, it seems we are about to have a law that limits protest. A law that will enable the police to arrest partakers in protest if they (the police) deem the protest outside of the new set of laws.

Then of course we have our own set of ‘oligarchs’.

The bosses of the larger institutions who apart from enormous wage packets for them and their shareholders, feel free to (in the case of the water companies), shit in our rivers and seas without penalties. They can literally poison us, pay a fine (our money) and do it again.

Is it worth mentioning the recent and very drawn-out Post-Office scandal? Is it worth mentioning the numerous innocents sent to British Gulags who still await compensation for disgraceful mistakes.

Then of course there’s the indiscriminate rise in electricity, politician’s wages and expense sheets. The list is, as they say, endless. And meanwhile, the institutions that are supposed to look after us are left to crumble. The NHS is dying on its feet while being sucked dry for profit. The poor get poorer and the rich, as usual get richer.

So please don’t talk to me about Putin’s Russia. We are as bad.

Talk to me about our own home-grown gangsters, criminals and politicians.

Talk to me about the money (our money) that has vanished. Most of it swallowed up by the friends and cronies of this corrupt government. And still, they sail the high seas with immunity like the pirates and thieves they are.

Ok. In terms of government the system will soon have them. WE will vote them out. Soon they will be gone. But for me it will not be enough. There will be no justice and boy do I want justice.

I want to see the Lords and Ladies punished.

I want blood.

I want Jail Time.

So, there it is. Basically, I don’t believe we have the right to criticise the likes of Russia especially when it would appear that we operate on the same principals, where money talks and to hell with the rest of you.

So, what do we do? How do we deal with what is happening in front of our very eyes.

What appears to happen is the likes of Boris Johnson get caught out, are ‘shamed’ and put out to pasture in rich green fields where they can profit from their criminality. That’s not even an Open Prison.

Something is very, very wrong.


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Author: IanF

Ian is a Stratfordian and quite angry about all sorts of things, Local, National and in fact, everything World-Wide. For the sake of his mental health he has chosen to Vent his Spleen in a blog. He advises YOU dear reader to do the same.

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