Tuesday, 5 May 2015

The Tories are like the Paddock Brothers

Famine 1975! America's Decision: Who Will Survive?You may be wondering who on earth the Paddock Brothers are? William and Paul Paddock wrote a book in 1967 called 'Famine 1975! America's Decision: Who will survive?'. The brothers predicted that there would be a food shortage crisis because of the world's growing population. Their horrendous solution was to leave the poor people of India and other countries which had famines to suffer because they only had themselves to blame and their existence was not doing anybody any good. Food aid for these people, according to the Paddocks, was a waste of time and food should not be sent to them because these poor hungry people were people who "can't be saved". The Paddocks instead suggested that food be sent to those nations who can by their own efforts fight for survival. 

Roll on 48 years later to the present Tory election campaign and I don't think it is harsh to draw comparisons. While no Tory would actually say 'let them starve and die' about those whose live below the breadline this thought is still there in all that they say. 

There is a lack of passion and concern for the ordinary struggling folk . Cameron's talk is all about the neoliberal policies that is the Tory's red carpet for their rich folk. All that Cameron had to say about Foodbanks was that Labour had not signposted these places as well as the Tories have which is why there are more users of Foodbanks now. 

Yesterday Citizen's UK held a rally and the Asian Tory poster boy, Sajid Javid, was brought out yet again to tell the story (which we have all heard a million times before on Question Time) about how he was born into a poor struggling family but managed to break free, through his own hard work. That is nice for him but not many poor Asian families living in rundown areas whose children go to schools which are struggling to cater for those who come from deprived homes will really be able to join the Tory club one day.

I will be celebrating if the Tories don't win a working majority. I don't think I have the stomach for another Lib-Con coalition either. I don't want to grow up in a country where children suffer and the so called wealth creators only create wealth for themselves because their friends in government let them. 




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