Welcome to the real world, you twat.

One of those mornings when it’s been really hard to wake up, kept half waking then nodding off again. It’s compounded by feelings of guilt, that I should be up, doing stuff, working, whatever. I generally do a list of things to do each week and then think the night before what I’ll do the following day. Having lost the routines of a full time job and a shift in the domestic routines I’m now at the stage of recovering physically and thinking what to do with my life.

It is a little scary thinking about losing the security of a full time and regular income in these times of austerity. As the blue shark tories continue to dismantle the welfare state and their collusion with the great white kleptos to abuse and exploit the workers it frightens me a little that I might soon be in this shark ridden sea. Oh ‘welcome to the real world’ I imagine many saying, a phrase that really pisses me off, as if those being ‘welcomed’ have been living in some sort of parallel world. It’s one of those phrases that’s said without thought and very little understanding, we all exist and to have such sentiments thrown at you reflects a paucity of thought about how the world is and what possibilities there might be.

Because, despite my ranting I still hold on to my belief in humanity, that there is something humane in most of us, even within the kleptos and bbs. One of the biggest problems is education and the general dissemination of truth and what is really happening. When people are engaged, get involved and properly discuss stuff they truly learn. Look what’s happening up north, the Scots have been really energised and are really thinking and educating themselves as a response to the devolution vote and what possibilities there might be beyond the usual pap we’re fed. Only yesterday Nicola Sturgeon said ‘they will halt “the deeply misguided march to further austerity” and will promote progressive policies the Labour party no longer articulates.’

As well, Pablo Iglesias, leader of Spain’s Podemos party writes today about how the Greeks have recognised that the austerity programme has not worked, that it actually works against the European project and that in a true democracy alternatives can be offered and tried. How symbolic is it that it is in Greece, the ‘cradle of democracy’ that they make the first concerted national attempt to throw off the shackles of austerity.

I really hope that it is the beginning of the end of the neoliberal bollocks, this austerity shit the last throw of the dice for them, although who knows what could come next as the kleptos and bbs do all they can to hold on to their wealth and power. The hsbc shambles that is being revealed to so many this week is but another tear in the shroud that’s been thrown over us. Isn’t a shame that we don’t have someone like Jon Stewart on our t.v. to properly portray what’s happening.

Watched some youtube clips last night on Ruby and Grace’s recommendation by a rapper called Suli Breaks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-eVF_G_p-Y. Pretty good I thought and certainly exemplifies my thoughts about education. But as with our sham democracy the kleptos and bbs don’t want a thinking populace hence the education system doesn’t really educate and is increasingly just a factory to prepare citizens for work and perpetual servitude. Welcome to the real world. Or sometimes people will say “welcome to my world”, which is pretty much the same, and when you think about what such people are trying to say it’s actually offensive. Can’t wait until the next person tries to say it to me!

And sadly the internet won’t as yet be the saviour so many hope for. Already in a relatively short space of time cartels have evolved and incredibly wealthy and powerful companies are suddenly dominating our lives (google, amazon, faceache and the like), they are rapidly carving up the world between them and employ some very inhumane practices such as poor worker’s pay and conditions, tax evasion, no unions/worker representation. Ah, but they’re ‘entrepeneurs’ and that gives them licence to steal and abuse the poor, dumb workers.

Haven’t had a Kliban for a while, and this one’s for that twat sorrell:

Manifesto 81:

  • anyone who uses ‘welcome to the real world/my world’ to be immediately thrust into a parallel world that gives them an alternative view of existence and help them realise the fatuity of using such terms.

Keep on keepin on, love Duncan.

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