How Can We Change Things

Author: Mike Clough

Date Posted: Wednesday 9th June 2021

Those of you that read these blogs will know I’m not a big fan of;

The Royal Family
The Government
Boris Johnson
David Cameron
The Police

In fact, let’s be honest …anybody that tells me what to do ….

I’m sick of seeing billions of public money being spent on weapons when the NHS is underfunded.

I’m sick of reading about poverty and children missing lunch when schools are closed – yet seeing millions spent on a funeral.

I’m sick of reading how ex-government figures line their pockets from the public purse then claim they’ve done nothing wrong.

I’m sick of reading about people who have made millions from the COVID pandemic.

I’m sick of seeing piles of fly-tipped material on the side of Snake Pass which goes without any form of response from the police – yet if I even stray 5 mph above the speed limit I get stopped by two police cars (yes count them – two police cars and four officers) ….

…and yet dear reader …despite all these concerns…I still go on.

I still read the paper even though most of the news depresses me.

I got my jab…even though I wasn’t 100% convinced it was safe…

I said “Yes officer, I’m sorry” to the policemen that stopped me.

I go about my daily life with my head down trying to avoid being picked out from the crowd …trying to conform to society’s rules.

But the rules seem a little biased towards the rich folks? How is it that the rich seem to get richer and the poor get poorer? How is it that the bulk of the wealthier guys appear to have benefited from the COVID situation?

How can one possibly make any changes to the way society runs?

I’ve been shouting from my little soapbox for years about invasive species and the problems they cause. The only sign that anybody was listening was when we had a visit from a ‘government’ representative who wanted to ‘loosen’ the powers surrounding Japanese knotweed and make it ‘easier’ for development to take place without stringent control.

My guess is that I’ve pissed off a few wealthy landowners who want to make more money by not dealing with invasive plants when they develop their land …so they try and change the law by lobbying their mates in Parliament.

I feel I should be doing something?

Voting doesn’t seem to make much difference?

Thoughts anybody?

Mike C





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