10/06/2013

Socialism = Middle Class Tokenism

One of the reasons that I hate Socialists is because I don't think that Socialists have a fringing clue about the real life experiences of the real people that they claim to support!

I have seen two real life examples of Socialists opposing the realities of poverty recently.

The first is the proposal that energy companies will be "forced" to give the "cheapest" tariffs to poorer people.

No thank you!

My 80+ yr old parents have been paying the most expensive tariff since time immemorial; they have been paying PAYG before PAYG was a term! And that is the way that they want to continue paying – putting a couple of quid on the gas or the lecy when they need and can afford to do so.

The Labour Party's idea of forcing the cheapest tariff on the poorest people, worries me, because it doesn't appear to have any basis on the experience of those of living in poverty, it is based on their own middle class experience.

The other example of them "protecting" the poor without any experience of poverty is the campaign against payday loans. The 3000% APR interest rate is a fallacy. Nobody borrows £100 today and pays back £300000 at the end of the year, whatever the small print says!

A Payday Loan is what it Says on the Tin. If I have a direct debit for the phone bill to be paid on Monday, but I don't get paid till Friday a payday loan will be a damned site cheaper than the bank and phone company's Bounce Fees. And 3000% APR when calculated between Monday and Friday is probably the cheapest loan available and a dammed site cheaper than bounce charges. No a Credit Union will not cover such short term loans, so the credit Union Argument is a myth!

I may NEED my Payday Loan. Middle class Socialists who cannot perceive that "need" because it is out with their experience make me sick!

2 comments:

  1. Very true, Alwyn. The working class socialists I grew up with are gone, along with the rest of the industrial, unionised working class, and the industries that employed them.

    Leaving us with patronising, middle class, faux socialists who, when they aren't jumping from Palestine to global warming, spout nonsense about issues of which they have no experience.

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  2. So we need deprivation and oppression to move forward ? The issues seem to be today's 'campaigners' are twitterised and campaigns last only 5 minutes. Media is to blame they have used issues in the UK to promote hate messaging at those who campaign and complain. You are more likely to get support backing Al Queda than disabled people being denied basic respect and care. Campaigns today have to appeal to rights fashionista's... people who do not really support anything if it means dedication and sacrifice and takes them away from their mobiles....

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