Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Occupy somewhere!

Back to my blog for a change as I am feeling grumpy again. I am prompted to do so by a Twitter contact who said that the Occupy movement was successful and achieved good things.
I really disagree. While it is apparent that the vast majority of the British public ( silent majority that is!) agree with the sentiments, they do not agree that the effort was proportionate to the achievement and in some ways was counter productive.
The "Occupiers" will claim that they have brought the current economic and political mess to the public's attention through their actions.
Do they think that the majority of citizens are brain dead or stupid?
We are nearly all in the same boat and dislike the same things but most people will only moan and do nothing.
In fact I will later suggest very strongly that doing nothing could be the best weapon.
It appears that we dislike a small minority being in a position to amass vast fortunes at the expense of the majority. Well that has always been the case in to a certain extent is important and acceptable. No one was complaining very loudly when we were all doing so well, but in reality very little has changed, so why the fuss?
How do a few manage to glean such huge fortunes? Mainly due to the thoughtlessness and laziness of us, the Silent Majority.
While we are earning, and in some cases when we are not, it would seem that many of the products we buy have become necessities, where as in the past they were luxuries.
We have put huge amounts of our incomes into satellite and cable media companies, fast food and drinks companies, mobile phone and electronic companies, supermarkets etc,.
These incomes have enabled individuals to gather immense wealth, but until recently no one was really concerned.
The wealthy ones that we have created  have enormous power and influence on governments and banking systems. I will hopefully develop this thread later but at this time I am trying to encourage others to think through the logic of what I am saying.
So, all those of you who have mobile phones, satellite or cable TV, shop in supermarkets because it is convenient, buy branded goods because of the name, take their coffee in intenational chain coffee shops etc, please think a little deeper on the effect of your actions.