Financial disaster! Woe! Penury! Despair!
Not me this time. I remain firmly on the breadline, and when the Pound collapses in value I’ll be laughing, because I don’t have very many of those. Soon everyone will have to learn to live the frugal life, the one I’m already living.
In Northern Ireland, the last cigarette factory in the UK is to close down. There is much wailing and howling over all the job losses but really, what did everyone expect to happen? Pile on the pain on any industry and they will eventually relocate to somewhere less painful. Plain packaging, ‘windfall taxes’ (that’s government speak for ‘robbery in plain sight’), vast duty and taxation generally, and the company is driven out of the country. That’s what Government wanted and that’s what Government got. To hell with those people’s livelihoods, it’s far more important to have a War on Smokers than to have a vibrant economy.
This is not due to ‘Brussels regulation’. It is not the EU’s fault, well, not entirely. The factory is looking at Poland as a possible new location and that’s still in the EU. No, this is entirely the fault of the antismokers’ vicious agenda and the idiot politicians who tug their forelocks and say ‘Yes Sir!’ to every whining pressure group out there. The economy is going to die because you can’t earn money when there’s nowhere to work.
The Green agenda calls for the total collapse of civilisation and the utter destruction of the economy. Seems to be moving along very nicely, doesn’t it? Think of all the greenhouse gases that factory won’t be pumping out any more. And the reduction in car use by people who can no longer afford to have one. The reduced heating in all those homes who will have their power cut off because they can’t pay the ever-increasing energy bills. Then all that reduced breathing as people die off over the winter.
This is clearly what Government wants. It is what they have been working so hard to achieve all these years. And out there are millions of silly sods who just keep on voting them back in.
The IMF (can’t find the link now) have stated that ebola will dramatically damage the economies of those countries it has infected. Well, I doubt the people of those countries are much worried about money at the moment – most of them never had any anyway – and even if they did, the prospect of bleeding out through every bodily orifice is likely to command much more of their attention than the possibility of their government having to cut back on their free beer.
Even the London stock exchange is all upset because ebola is affecting share prices in travel companies.
All about money. Never mind those dying of disease abroad or those dying of cold and starvation at home. No, none of it matters as long as the money is okay.
Having a government is like being an old man with a young floozy. They want only two things – your death and your money. Once you die they can take it all but while they’re waiting, they’ll help themselves as much as they can. You? You just don’t matter at all.
When all the industry is gone and nobody is earning anything, the entire economy will have to be supported by those wealthy enough to be paying tax on the interest accrued on their wealth. Vinnie the Wire is already preparing for this scenario. What his pin-shaped head has failed to grasp is that he is attacking those who have the means to move away. Just like businesses, the rich can relocate with ease.
Who will the government tax then? Us? We will have nothing. All we will have are State handouts of worthless bits of paper backed by nothing at all. The parasites will finally have killed their host.
The current ebola scare is a fitting analogy for any government. This parasite literally bleeds its host dry and then leaves the emaciated husk to begin again on a new victim. The one thing the parasite never considers is what it’s going to do when all its hosts are dead.
It’s about time someone in government gave that some thought because the disease we call ‘government’ is fast running out of hosts.