Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Politics - Bleurgh!

Just recently, I've been lying in my bed, thoughts running through my head. This always happens when I come out of a long period of depression. Here's a nice song from Robbie Williams.

When I started this blog, I made a decision to not discuss politics & religion, as they are about beliefs rather than evidence (I don't believe in angels, by the way). However...

Governments influence what we eat & drink with "Healthy Eating" guidelines.
Governments influence what we eat & drink with subsidies & taxes.
I therefore need to discuss politics.

In an ideal world:-
Governments discourage people & organisations from doing harm.
Governments discourage people & organisations from being A-holes (IMO), as A-holes make the world a worse place to live in for everyone.

In the real world:-
Governments are influenceable.
More money = more influence.
Crap-in-a-Bag/Box/Bottle (CIAB) makers make humongous profits turning cheap (and often heavily-subsidised) crops into CIAB. They have loads of money.
Fat people eat more CIAB than thin people. More fat people = increased profits.
See where this is going?

Governments do bad things. I'm not under any illusions. Governments also do good things.
I believe that greed & corruption in government is the problem, not government itself. How to solve the problem of greed & corruption in government? Answers on a postcard, please.


chmeee said...

Here's a few of thoughts:

The Prime Minister should be dragged - kicking and screaming - into No. 10 Downing Street.

Expressing a wish, or actively trying, to become an MP should automatically bar you from this. For life.

All laws should automatically expire after 5 years, possibly less.

No law can be passed without at least a 75% majority.

I could go on, but there is no point. After all, it is not as if we live in a democracy, is it ? Just about the only thing Ken Livingstone said that I agree with is this: ' If voting changed anything they'd abolish it.'

Thank you and good night !

Nigel Kinbrum said...

You're welcome and good afternoon!