In 2013 John Wight, writing for the Huffington Post UK, says:
The assault on the unemployed by the government constitutes a hate crime. In fact, the cynical attempt to stigmatise, demonise, and dehumanise millions of people up and down the country, regardless of their personal or individual circumstances, surely ranks as one of the most vicious and brutal acts of any British government in living memory. It leaves us in no doubt that in 2013 the nation is being governed by a clutch of extreme right wing, rich, privileged, dangerous sociopaths, people who are completely out of touch with reality and whose conception of fairness is founded in Darwin's theory of natural selection.
It is no longer 2013, a general election has been and gone and much else besides has happened. When Mr. Wight was writing this, the Liberal Democrats were sharing power with Osborne and company. Extremists they are, the Tories that is, but now they have a majority, life will become unbearable for many. In the latest budget, which was largely praised by the liberal press, the Chancellor has exceeded all expectations. It was the young, the unemployed and the public sector that were savaged by the budget announcements.
One must be honest in making remarks about the current state of affairs. The country, at present, is being run by sadistic, sociopathic, psychopathic, barbaric, brutal, savage, inhumane, disgusting creatures at Whitehall but one must also consider the following: if the Labour Party were elected instead of these brutes, little would change, in effect, the country is defunct, or just about. Why be so pessimistic, downbeat, one may ask. yes, and they would be right to ask such questions.
When you openly declare war on children, poor children specifically; the sick; the disabled; nurses and teachers; unions, who, after all, defend workers' rights; emigres; the unemployed; single mothers and others, and when everybody, apart from a few people, show apathy and indifference; that is a decaying society. It is a society without decency; without humility; without humanity. In the country, entire communities no longer exist as they should; it has turned into a neo-liberal fascist enterprise for big business and the annihilation and denial of even the basic services for people of all varieties.
There has been a purge, of sorts, dissident opinion no longer exists, only criticism within the framework of the parliamentary system exists. Culturally, the country is a graveyard, as it is morally; intellectually; politically and the people that live here are dying with it. Owen Jones, the political commentator, and writer, wrote several years ago the Tories have created a system where everyone at the bottom are fighting each other. He is right. The public sector workers and people on low wages are venting their vitriol at the unemployed; the unemployed are doing the same against immigrants. At the same time, the people they should be angry at, the plutocrats, CEOs, rich people who pay a pittance of tax and who exploit their workers like Baron Wolfson; Philip Green and their ilk, are ravaging the country like wild beasts.
That is why this is not a rational society; people here are as free as, say those in North Korea; China or Saudi Arabia. They have been so indoctrinated and brainwashed by the media and the television system, they are unable to think anymore. They, instead, prefer to watch television; play video games; watch imperialist junk at the movies. People in Britain are not even free; and they do not even know it. People, in England, have no notion of what freedom is , and worse still, I do not think they even care.
Ultimately it is year zero. Only work and death exist. The emphasis is on work, profits, big business and nothing else. People have become commodities; cogs in the machine and are unable to think anymore, because work has taken over their lives, because with the hideous hours they are working, without that, they would not be able to feed their children anymore. What is the solution, there is no solution. Until the population wake up from their lobotomization, nothing will change; in fact, it will change. The country will become more and more totalitarian and by that time the Kafkaesque nightmare will be inescapable.