An issue with society…

Well, where do I start, there are so many issues with society… But theres a few I want to focus on in this post. Firstly, I would like to say sorry for not updating this blog in a while, and I know a teacher of mine read my previous post which mentioned the previous incedent with my headteacher and the mobile phone. Whether or not that post should be on the internet, it’s staying here. Also, I would like to mention that I arrived home here at 10:20, and that was due to me leaving early from school. This was due to a few issues, but the main one was the fact that my headteacher told me she’d speak to me in 10 minutes, and then still didn’t come to speak to me, 40 minutes later, when I left. Yes, she may be busy and I understand that, but don’t tell me 10 minutes if it’s not going to be that long. I am borderline autistic, so I expect 10 minutes. I felt that I waited there long enough, and then decided to leave to come home. After my mum got a phone call home, I think the school were surprised that my Mum was on my side. In fact, she told me, and I quote “if you get put in the quiet room, you may as well come home.” I stayed in there an hour today, so you’re lucky. I was told before I left that there were consequences to my decision, and that my decision was wrong. So I said “voting the Nazis into Germany was wrong, it happened, live with it.”. So yeah… can I also add that it is an Ofsted regulation that any punishment has to be relevant to what the young person has done, a day in isolation is not relevant to missing a senior-management team detention. This leads me to point on an issue in society which is getting worse;

People worry about consequences too much…

Back when Margaret Thatcher was prime minister (a time this country would like to forget), and times around them, we had the most solidarity in this country. We had the Southall Riot, Brixton Riots, Miners Strike, Toxteth Riot, Mosside Riot, Handsworth Riots, the Chapeltown race riot and the Poll tax riots. There were probably more, but thats all I shall quote. The fact is that these people all had reasons to riot or in the case of the miners strike, to strike. Everyone stood together, there was no (or very little) “Sod you, Jack”.  And then Margaret Thatcher bought in various Trade Union laws, which I could argue against forever. But what I’m trying to say is, back then people stood up for what they believed no matter what the consequeces. The miners in the miners strike for example lost money and couldn’t afford to pay for food. Where has that fight gone in British society? why do people put up with things that are unsustainable? People disagree with things in society these days, like new laws, changes in companies where they work, increases in taxes, and they moan about it. But nobody’s actually out there doing things about it. Well, there are, but few people.

Where has that fight gone out of the working man? That’s what I want to know. Can’t you see that you can have the world that you want if you fight for it, and you make it happen? You can do whatever you want to, change whatever you want, don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t…

Don’t be scared of consequences. Any “hero” didn’t/doesn’t, like Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, and to extend it to musicians, Woody Guthrie, Billy Bragg, The King Blues.  This is somewhat a plea for Anarchy, because in my eyes nobody has a higher power than anyone, the people have the majority voice here. There’s more people in the country than there is in parliament, there’s more non-police than police. If this was a true democracy, the people would actually get what they want.

“The world that you’re always looking for, lies right here in front of us, just outside the door. And it’s up to you to go out there and paint the canvas, after all you put on the earth to do this” -The King Blues

“This land is your land” -Woodie Guthrie.

“Unbelievable, still we believe it, Impossible to sustain, still we put up with it” -TV Smith.
The question is, why?

“The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river.” -Ross Perot

Thanks,

Niall x

Viva La Punk. Just One Life. Anarchy!

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