In today’s YouGov poll, 45% of the British public think none of the major parties are led by individuals of real ability . Conservatives are ranked the highest at 20%. Labour 15% and the Liberal Democrats at a shocking 4%.
The public were up in arms when the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority recommended MP’s a 11% pay rise (£74,000 salary), whilst the rest of us see wages frozen or cut. The contempt is reaching extreme levels, with the average MP becoming a figure of hate.
Trust in Parliament, Government, MP’s and public figures in general are at an all-time low. After the expenses scandal, Britain views the establishment as a bunch of thieves aiming to protect themselves and special interests. The well is poisoned to the point that we no longer see changing the water as a solution; we’d rather block the well and start all over again.
When I discuss the nature of contemporary politics with friends, co-workers and others, the answer is always the same on how we solve the rotten culture:
Fuck it. Start again from scratch.
The apathy is really non-existent; it has been replaced with deep nihilism and the idea that society has become distorted and dysfunctional. Welfare, for example, has seem the public embrace mass overhaul of the system and changing the very principles upon which the Welfare State was founded on.
The financial crash of 2008 has broken the very fabric of the current order; our taxes are still be spent on a future that no longer exists. Governments cannot afford some public services without major sacrifices and we are slowly accepting it. But we are accepting it with one demand:
The system should not be reformed, it should be replaced with an alternative that meets our needs and new future. As Dmitry Pisarev once said;
Here is the ultimatum of our camp. What can be smashed must be smashed; whatever will stand the blow is sound, what flies into smithereens is rubbish
IF 650 MP’s, 760 Lord’s, the Welfare State, NHS, education system and others are no longer meeting our requirements than all need replacing. Even if it creates chaos in the short term. We can no longer delay the inevitable.