I have noticed that in the last couple of weeks the media have been describing MPs and the like as 'the political classes'.
These are not educational opportunities but rather the group of people who aspire to make a living, adopt the life style and generally emulate the ruling groups in countries around the world. Of course they're not just 'wannabees' but the rulers themselves. In many ways there is a level of corruption that emanates from the desire to be a member of this group within society. Some people will do anything to belong and those that belong will do anything to maintain their position. Two cases this week show something of what I mean.
A former politician, QC and a current radio broadcaster was drawn into an argument with his taxi driver about the route the driver was taking to the required destination. It turned nasty, descended into name calling then Mellor listing all the important jobs he'd had and was not a mere taxi driver. The incident was recorded by the taxi driver.
Andrew Mitchell was involved in an argument with the policemen on duty at the end of Downing Street over which exit he could use with his cycle. He ended up calling them plebs. The fuss had died down until he decided to claim libel against the Sun newspaper over the word 'pleb' but lost the case.
They both displayed a towering arrogance about their position in the world and, although it is true that they are not all the same as the examples above, there is a tendency for those within the class who believe themselves invulnerable and essential to the running of the country. Watch out for them!
Words from Raindrops
The second collection of poetry Words from Raindrops is available to buy through Amazon. As an aside doesn't the cover mess with your mind? It looks as though it isn't straight but I promise you that it is.
Kindle version £3.94
My hero was created post recession and so has no concept of how 'good' things were pre-2008. In 'I Have To Get It Right' when he began to flex his muscles he was working in an accountant's office. Then after the Gurentai took him under their wing and removed all of his financial worries, it was justice that was his major concern. He did become involved in international relations in 'The 51st State' but it was for the maintenance of a respectful distance between countries, rather than economic reasons. His trips into the USA had repercussions which can be read about in 'The Biter Bit' but then by the time things began to change in 2011 and the recession was really biting, Steele was trying to make sense of the state of the nation in 'A Changed Reality' and coming up against some really nasty people taking advantage of the shortage of money. By the time the USA are out of their recession Steele's steps are still being dogged by an unknown enemy from the same country. In 'Inceptus' we also find out more about what makes the man tick. The most recent Steele book 'Castled' Steele is once again at risk from unseen enemies. It would seem that he has become quite recession proof!
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This is a dystopian story that hinges directly on the state of the nation as a result of fiscal mismanagement. Having said that it is more a story of human relations, privations, love and loss.