May Day. 2006. UK.
Good luck to the immigrant workers on their May Day Demonstration : they are being exploited in lots of ways. The government is incapable of enforcing the care of those estranged people, a £6.70 per hr minimum wage, and some protection from vice for the vulnerable; must be of some importance.
When will our government, and some of its people, get to grips with the fact that the immigrant workers and estranged people, are no different from themselves in any of their aspirations; it is just that some of ‘our people’ are more ‘big headed’, having collected more power by some endeavour, or in some cases, none: as the case maybe? The members of the House of Lords, and the House of Commons, decide their own pay rates. The House of Lords has just been deciding the pay rate for someone to sit on the Woolsack for three hours a day. I did hear a lot of pompous, pissy club old fart nonsense, from the people who are supposed to be in charge of our world, and considering, the dreadful mess it is in: this is not so very funny. The cleaners seem to do a better job, and are more deserving than some of the above, certainly, by attitude from what I have just heard!
Do your dirty work yourself, if, "You cannot afford to pay a living wage".
Otherwise, this is crypto-slavery and is an indictment of our basic humanity. Get really tough to stop this going on in our country – now! A proper immigration policy, and a record of aliens in the country, would help to protect the vulnerable from exploitation – all governments seem to be incapable of this. The USA is now finding out, too late, about its own problem, and that they, now, must look after these people properly – it is a duty. Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Conner of the Roman Catholic Church has coined the term crypto-slavery on BBC Radio 4. www.antislavery.org
Of course, free trade working properly would help to lessen the need of people to be illegal, and mass immigrants. The USA and Euro-zone (France’s protective policies) are letting the people down worldwide, especially, in Africa and the Third World. It was nice to see in our local town some politically aware people dressed up wearing ‘fair trade’ costumes and singing, and dancing (a hot day with hot costumes on). It is also great to see fair trade goods in our local supermarket, but what are all our governments doing? I know, making up rhetoric, getting out of wearing hot ‘fair trade’ costumes, letting people die of starvation or neglect, lying and cheating, looking at, and after, their pay packets!
We seem to be dealing with some sort of monster of a government in the UK!
Nigel Calder’s book Magic Universe (Oxford University Press) is very good. The way he has done the chapters makes trying to understand things so much easier. I would of thought, all science teachers (all teachers) should have a copy of this book, when they get asked important questions by students, and want to give the latest answers. A lot of children will ask important questions, and only a few teachers will know the correct answers, without resorting to superstition as their favorite easy answer. Only a few students will ask important questions, many do not wish to know, or even care, and this is from my Dad’s experience in Adult Education and my experience in life. The next question that you have to ask yourself, "Why is this"?
Glazed eyes, will greet you!
UNICEF – 10 children per minute die of malnutrition, worldwide. Why?
My children heard this on their children’s news broadcast on TV. I had to say that with all our Royals, Governments, Armed Forces, Societies and Charities, that there is no ‘real will’ in the world to stop this. For a fraction of the cost that the world spends on defence budgets, it could be prevented, or at least, become a thing of the past. They, could not really understand this, as they, were so upset and angry, they, just wanted to take action but had no power! Children know it’s wrong and all of them, are so fed up with it still going on!
Glazed, brainwashed, eyes again !