No. I’m not supporting the Green Party. The UK election is an utter sham. About 30% of people (perhaps 50% in a hung Parliament) who vote in it WILL become accessories to the forthcoming global torture, genocide, anti-theistic, global poverty and usury racket. And NO party will stand up to that abomination, the 60+ year occupation of Palestine otherwise known as Israyhell. Not that the voters care about such things mind you.
Brave Green World refers to this Paxman interview with the Green Party’s Caroline Lucas ( http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/newsnight/8656835.stm ).
On initial inspection, it seems like the Green Party has some ‘different’ ideas as to what should happen in the UK, a ‘radical’ party. But no. The appearance is a sham. The only ‘radical’ thing about this party is that it has found a new way of churning out the same old crap, while maintaining the existing framework.
That said, Ms. Lucas did quite well from an seemingly scornful Paxman, and an audience primed to snigger at Paxmans attempts to make the Greens look like a party full of nuts, albeit organically grown.
The points covered were:
Tax. Green policy 50% on incomes over 100,000 instead of 150,000. Spending pledges mean we will need Another 72 billion pounds. Did you spot that? ANOTHER. This means there is no fundamental restructuring planned – no radical overhaul in which the monetary figures would really be unknown. The Greens would keep this dreadful system going. Green my ass.
Limit on Incomes – The Wayne Rooney question. Highest paid position in a company can’t be >10x the lowest wage. What will happen to the Wayne Rooney’s in the Country (who would probably flee the Country). Oh dear. In a way it was a nice try but once again, utterly naieve and stupid. As the core systems would be maintained, all it would mean is that a series of companies would suddenly appear to service the rich people. Depending on current income, the rich would buy a current salary based % share of this company which would apportion profits according to the share allocations. To support this, MEGALITH companies would likely spring up which would subcontract out low paid jobs through micky-mouse labour companies. The whole economic system would be massively statified. OR some other massive ‘get-a-round’ would be established. You see Greenies? Any possible ‘radicalism’ you may have needs a clean break from the current system, but the interview showed that even pseudo-radicalism will NEVER be accepted by the estiblishment – including the British Government Propaganda machine that pays Jeremy to operate within the boundaries of ‘current norms’
Jez took aim at the Greens and didn’t really pull punches – not that you could pull a punch the rather silly Green stance of ‘radicalism within conventionalism’. Ho ho..!
Citizen Income – A SPECIFICALLY GREEN policy not actually for the coming Parliament. A very interesting idea which could actually clean up the benefit system. The citizens income is simply taxed back from the working population in proportion to their earnings. V V interesting, but it’s within the rotten Capitalist system.
Immigration – Jez didn’t address the EU open gate policy. update: Was it in this section that the ‘welcome aboard homosexuals’ got it’s mandatory look-in?. Pity there wasn’t more time, perhaps 6 million would have got a shout too.
Vegetarianism – A PERCIEVED DOMINANTLY GREEN policy.
Family Size / Population – A PERCIEVED DOMINANTLY GREEN policy. This can very quickly get into Eugenics. I might start paying attention in all this i.e. population control, IF the population control measures were top down, rather than bottom up, so the wealthiest people only allowed to have one child maximum. For say 20 generations. Forced sterilization after birth, If the child dies, no replacement, and on childbirth 20% of their total wealth must go a fund to the poorest people on the planet. Something along those lines would make me sut up and listen.
In the clip, Jez didn’t ask about the Army, Nuclear Weapons, Pollution control, water purification, Industrial and Iraq/Afghanistan/Palestine
Well, of course he didn’t ask about the latter three. who cares about genocide – it’s not happening in the UK, and the people are encouraed to think about genocide of Muslims even less.
The ‘Brave New Green World’ would be the old anti-green, crap, war loving disgusting world is has was before.