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Our mission as adults is to protect our children from politicians

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Mangleworzle, Mar 27, 2016.

  1. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

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  2. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    And here we are copying the US model... which is a disaster.
     
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  3. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Unfortunately you need to convince the adults first.

    Consider the ease with which so many Americans have been duped (OK, they're apparently lemmings and didn't need a lot of persuasion) into idolising the Donald.

    Over here good manners and a bit of smarm does the trick. We've a long way to go, I fear.
     
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  4. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    A simple question, why are the tories trying to ruin our education system.
    I do not know the answer/s but my suspicions are:
    1. To save the exchequer money
    2. To sell off assets to their business interests/friends
    3. To dumb down the majority for a source of cheap and easily manipulated labour/voters
    4. To maintain protect and increase the wealth divide via 3. above
    5. To reduce and/or eliminate social mobility via 3. above.
    6. To protect the elitism created by the top public schools
    7. .??
     
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  5. Jude Fawley

    Jude Fawley Star commenter

    The way to beat the system is to not have children.

    You see it for what it is. You recognise that the vast majority of those in control are mentally ill and you keep out of it.

    It's the ultimate defiance. Don't play the game. Don't do the domestic thing of oppressing women, impregnating them, creating more souls to live in fear and torment and end up developing into another clone who thinks this is the answer.

    They usually say, when it's too late, I was so wrong but now I see the light. Then they go on to perpetuate the situation re culture.
     
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  6. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    We get the politicians we deserve?

    We should have been politicians?

    Coz we're not oursoles?

    But it's almost compulsory to BE an oursole if you're a politician?

    Because of the horse-trading you have to do and the compromises you have to make?

    I think I'm a fairly upstanding individual with a social conscience blah de blah de blah. Naturally I know best. But I've never considered going into politics and being tainted by the wheeling and dealing.
     
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  7. Geoff Thomas

    Geoff Thomas Star commenter

    All of the above, but for me the main reason is that the education budget becomes a permanent source of good income for the tories' friends, families and selves.
     
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  8. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    Number two them?
     
  9. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    What's the use of holding the public purse if you can't do a bit of redistribution of wealth?

    Preferably in the direction of yourself, your friends'n'relations?
     
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  10. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    Meanwhile 12 million below the poverty line and god knows how many in dire need of a roof go on and on and on in their misery.
     
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