Friday, 15 May 2015

The election and the aftermath

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I'm not a big fan of politics. And I'm not ruling out that the final outcome was a fix and that votes didn't really count for a great deal. But the reaction of the British public shows just how much people are asleep and don't seem to realise the bigger picture. Perhaps, more than anything, what I sense is a perception of powerlessness and fear amongst the general public. People's minds are telling them how awful the future is going to be under David Cameron, and ultimately, the root cause of all this is fear of death. A lot of British people are conditioned to react with violence and their senses automatically go into the 'fight or flight' mode, so rather than actually feel emotions and say 'I am scared', they fight back. War is a mindset which has not and will not solve anything. One of the front page headlines in yesterday's newspapers was 'War on Hate' - I didn't read the article, but fighting fire with fire is an indicator of extreme emotional immaturity.

So what will happen to the UK over the next five years? Well, firstly, it's highly unlikely to become a Third World country. Whilst I know that there are some people really struggling, hearing stories of people in countries like Syria or Iraq, really puts things into a bit more perspective. I do get wound up with people who compare England with countries that are far worse off. Honestly, people in the UK don't realise how good they've had it compared to some.

Secondly, some people may well need to downsize a bit. The majority of people have too much stuff that they don't need - and contrary to what a lot of people may think, it is possible to manage without a car, unless you live way out in the countryside or require your car for work. And unless/until you are financially reasonably well off, I don't think you should even consider buying a house, or have kids unless you absolutely feel it's your calling to raise children.

Thirdly, yes David Cameron is an arse. He doesn't have the interests of the general British public at heart, and never will. But would Labour have been much better? I doubt it. I do genuinely believe that there will be some sort of revolution in the coming years, but it's not going to work if people stay in the victim mentality, thinking that David Cameron is their ruler and that their life is dictated by the government and the system. We need a lot more people to wake up and realise that the political system of today is unsustainable.

Yes, it could well be hard times for a lot of people. I've been through it myself a bit over the last few years, and now, if I didn't have my spiritual beliefs, I'm not sure what I would do. At least they help me see things from a different perspective. Maybe some people will find the truth of who they are, as it generally takes a fair degree of suffering to emerge on any spiritual pathway. If you think you're going to end up broke and destitute, it's more likely to happen than if you have faith in yourself. We all still have to take responsibility for ourselves, even if the government does make things more different. That's all I have to say for now.

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