This is what’s happening to Legal Aid. Essentially, citizen access to due legal process is being dramatically reduced and gamed in favour of people and organisations with loads of dosh.
This is what’s happening to the NHS. Essentially, patient access to due medical process and the right to doctor-patient privacy is being dramatically controlled and gamed in favour of people and organisations with lots of power.
This is what’s happening to our police. Essentially, the subjects of this green and pleasant land are becoming just another monetised calculation in the deep pockets of transnational law-and-disorder.
This is what’s happening to our education system. Essentially, the students and teachers of England are, both, becoming part of a secretive and overbearing experiment to change the ideological bent of society in the future.
And this is what’s happening to our social cohesion. Essentially, the government – having failed in its attempt to impose a full quiver of mean-tested benefits through its attacks on the disadvantaged – now aims to shame the elderly well-off into giving up their rights. Attempting once again, this time at the other end of the spectrum, to achieve the aforementioned objective.
Essentially, old against young; rich against poor; sick against healthy … people like Iain Duncan Smith playing their favourite game of bloody divide and rule.
Essentially, what’s happening is that legal rights, health, policing, education and the ability of our society to band together are all being pulverised by the monetising ideology of those who run the world: those who have the time, energy, knowledge and resources to fill in forms, understand documents and read executive summaries.
Which ain’t going to be you or me. Which ain’t going to be any of those who struggle in evermore precarious lifestyles to get to the end of the month.
Essentially, what’s happening is that our blessed unwritten constitution is being radically rewritten in the most underhand of ways. No consultation. No public recognition of their aims. No voter awareness that the law, patient care, justice, learning and the socialising nature of humanity are being progressively re-engineered to fit “one best way” only.
To fit just one way.
Quite covertly, these people have analysed every significant centre of human liberation, of equal opportunity and of citizen empowerment which we’ve managed to fashion in the last sixty years.
And having done so, they’ve worked out how to dismantle each and every brick which made up those walls that served to protect us so – that served to protect us from the wolves.
The wolves that have never left the doors of poverty.
The wolves that now await each and every one of us.
This is a revolution conducted by a group of people who have burrowed into the very innards of the establishment. They have turned it inside out as a hedonist may pick away at the meat of a lobster. Rather pink and expensively pursued by the money-mad, this is the call to independence of the corporates.
Independence of ordinary people; independence of ordinary lawyers; independence of ordinary police officers; independence of ordinary health workers; independence of ordinary educationalists … independence, that is to say, of the general desire that societies have to work together.
Sounds a bit mad of me to suggest that this might be the case? In truth, how else can we describe it? If someone takes over your legal, health, police and education systems – as well as attempting to detonate the ability of a people to defend themselves judiciously as one – what could we call it if not a call for someone’s savage breaking away?
A breaking away, if you like, from all that England and the United Kingdom used to mean.
No wonder some Scots are burning to escape.
Who wouldn’t want to leave such a sorry state of constitutional hijack?