Let’s not worry about the big ones – JFK, Landing on the moon etc. there are small ones happening now which are more important and insidious. Here are some areas where I think there may be more going on that meets the eye…
Giving the NHS to the GPs to run – surely something as stupid as this must have an ulterior motive? Many people within the NHS believe that the government is deliberately trying to destroy the NHS and can do it without getting the blame by handing it to the private sector. They have already effectively privatised dentists without anyone really noticing. Why would they want to destroy the NHS? Because it’s too expensive for the government to pay for, and with the population ageing the problem is going to get worse, so ideally (for the ruling class) the poorer classes would have to pay for their own care via private insurance etc and then the rich only have to look after themselves – they won’t miss the NHS because they can go private in luxury, without having to support the poor.
Could the focus on the state of the economy and the public sector spending cuts, particularly the Local Government cuts, have been a problem that’s exaggerated in order to pursue a right wing agenda of reducing the public sector so that there can be more central government control and a shift towards less state spending on the poor?
Speed cameras certainly aren’t a safety thing, there are a money making exercise.
Iran / Iraq / Afghanistan – we all know it’s about the oil. Getting control of supply and getting our oil companies in there to get the profits. A shame that some of our brave soldiers have had to die in the process. There’s also the USA poodle factor – we have to stray on side with the US because we need their support for trade and in military terms, so we are their poodle but don’t’ want to admit that, so various lies have to be told in parliament.
Global warming – or is it climate change – or is it ‘more extreme weather events’ (though we’ve always had these!) (and ones that don’t fit are written off as just short term weather while ones that do fit are ascribed to showing the trend towards climate change). Maybe the climate is changing, maybe it’s not – and if it is, then maybe it’s not entirely or even partly due to human activity. And even if it is, can we do anything about it? Could it be that it suits the government to have us worried about something, – it takes our minds of other problems like over-population and fish depletion and pollution and the dumbing down of education and government incompetence – and gives them permission to do certain things, like reinstate the nuclear industry, or whatever? I’m not clever enough to know what their ulterior motive is, but something smells fishy.
“Flying isn’t green” – do they want us to travel left, for control reasons or to reduce congestion of airports so the rich can use them more easily? I just don’t believe that planes are a significant user of fuel or polluter, in fact they use less fuel per passenger mile than cars, and there are a LOT more cars around. No, there’s something else going on here.
Energy Prices – a bit like Emilie Sande and Mylie Cyrus who seem to have brilliant PR managers, this story keeps getting pushed into the news, and why would that be? My guess is that they are paving the way for nuclear power (which I personally am in favour of anyway, but that’s not the point, most people are against it), but there may be another reason too. Certainly the coal mines were closed down for political reasons rather than economic ones, and maybe this is part of some longer game. Getting us to frack the north west? Getting us to buy EU power so the MEPs can stay at the trough? Getting us to keep paying lots of tax on our energy while blaming the price on the producers? I guess the real reasons will be clear once it’s too late…
So people, what did I miss?