One of the funniest things I heard from a young student who voted in last weeks general election was that he was voting for Jeremy Corbyn because Corbyn was “anti-establishment”. The ‘establishment’ being, I assume, the Tories. His comment made me laugh out loud.
I fully understand the drive from the young to be anti-establishment and against the norm etc. You see all the bad things going on in the world, the norm, and like to think that you are different and that you and your friends can make the world a better place. If only the world ran like you and your friends agreed, everything would be great – and I fully agree with the sentiment, it’s good to dream and to try to find ways to make positive changes in the world.
This issue I have is with the outright nonsense of your thinking that ‘the Tories’ are ‘the establishment’ and that Jeremy Corbyn is somehow the driver of an ‘anti-establishment and change’ movement. And it compounds my view of young people’s quasi ‘snowflake’ uselessness that it is not somebody within your own ranks ‘i.e. young’ that is leading this so called movement.
Nothing Corbyn has suggested is ‘new’, everything he has suggested is ‘old’ and tired and………..is completely pro-establishment. What you have failed to understand in your ‘global’ immature minds is that while a country is in debt the political parties are almost completely irrelevant.
The true ‘establishment’ is lead by financiers, huge banks and Global Corporations. Anyone, Anyone who is in ‘debt’ to these institutions is a ‘slave’ to these institutions, debt makes you a slave, debt makes you a quisling to the establishment.
Unfortunately for you, and whether you like it or not, you not liking it won’t change anything, the Tories at the moment are fully aware of this and are in effect the ‘anti-establishment’ party, “gasp”, yes it’s true!
They are the party trying to reduce our debt. We are currently £1T in debt and rising. We can’t afford for companies to leave – we HAVE to beg them to come here with tax incentives etc. We OWE the banks £50B in interest every year, that’s INTEREST only.
And what’s Jeremy Corbyns great ‘anti-establishment’ plan, the one no-one has thought of before? That’s right, borrow another £500B and massively increase our debt. Increase our yearly interest payments to the ‘establishment’ to an easy £75B and some. And I tell you something, the ‘establishment’ you are so desperate to challenge won’t mind that one little bit. Jeremy Corbyn is an establishment stooge, he is everything the ‘establishment’ wants – debt, debt and more debt for the UK…….
At the moment you are all stooges to the fat cats, they must be laughing themselves to sleep every night as you run around chanting “Borrow more money!”, “Pay more interest!”, “Live beyond our means!”.
You are not anti-establishment, you’re doing exactly what the establishment wants and I for one am disappointed beyond belief at how easily manipulated you are with this ‘establishment’ driven movement you have adopted in your desperation to be ‘anti-establishment’. Isn’t it funny that when the Tories have ‘almost’ reduced our deficit to the point where we can almost begin to start paying off our debts and maybe get into surplus we get this challenge from a ‘white haired innocent peace lover’ who’s whole mantra is ‘everything will be fine if we just borrow more money!!!!!’ And you’re supporting it?
Well more the fool you.
A country in surplus with money in the bank is everything the ‘establishment’ doesn’t want. We can’t be bullied by big corporations. We can make our own decisions. If companies want to come here we set the rules based on strength not desperation.
I’m desperate to see someone rise up out of your ranks and form a true ‘anti-establishment’ movement. One that’s really ‘anti-establishment’, one that says “Fuck you big banks and corporations, we won’t do what you tell us”.
When will I see thousands of you marching in the streets chanting for ‘Zero-debt’, ‘No spending over what we can afford’, ‘No more borrowing’ or ‘Social responsibility within our means’.
Because THAT is an ‘anti-establishment’ movement THAT is what the true ‘establishment’ is afraid of, a country living within its means, in surplus, and not in debt to THEM.
But alas I don’t think this will happen. It is the curse of the young to repeat their parents mistakes. So I expect I’ll just see you continuing with your mantra “Let’s borrow loads of money and worry about it later, that’ll stick it to them, we’re so anti-establishment, yeh!” …………as the fat cats rub their hands in glee.