Democracy - an ineffective toy for the masses - courtesy of the establishment
There is one word being bounced around different parts of the globe at the moment ... it's a word that, I feel, promotes an excuse for greed rather than what it's meant to mean:
Democracy - noun - a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.
I don't feel that we've had a democracy in the UK for a long, long time. The people that have ruled this country were clan chiefs, war chiefs, royalty and then the politicians ... but how many politicians exercise democracy?
Politicians are voted in by their constituents on a range of promises that they put forward to work on BUT should there ever be a contentious issue that may divide their party, senior politicans will 'whip' (force) MPs to vote a certain way - even if this puts the MP at odds with their constituents.
According to Wikipedia: A whip is an official of a political party whose task is to ensure party discipline in a legislature. This means ensuring that members of the party vote according to the party platform, rather than according to their own individual ideology or the will of their donors or constituents. Whips are the party's "enforcers". They try to ensure that their fellow political party legislators attend voting sessions and vote according to their party's official policy. Members who vote against party policy may "lose the whip", being effectively expelled from the party.
The term is taken from the "whipper-in" during a hunt, who tries to prevent hounds from wandering away from a hunting pack.
Additionally, the term "whip" may mean the voting instructions issued to legislators or the status of a certain legislator in their party's parliamentary grouping.
"The chief whip of the governing party in the House of Commons is customarily appointed as Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury so that the incumbent, who represents the whips in general, has a seat and a voice in the Cabinet. By virtue of holding the office of Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury, the government chief whip has an official residence at 12 Downing Street, although the chief whip's office is currently located at 9 Downing Street. Government whips report to the prime minister on any possible backbench revolts and the general opinion of MPs within the party, and upon the exercise of the patronage, which is used to motivate and reward loyalty."
So, based on my observations on politics in the UK, married together with all the news articles over the years of companies and individuals influencing politicians through donations, Brexit and the energy crisis, I've come to the following conclusions:
Democracy is a myth
The rich elite run the country and aren't concerned with the welfare of vulnerable people
The working classes are the economy as producers, sellers and buyers of goods and services
Wealth isn't distributed evenly in the UK
Slavery never ended - it encompassed everyone
That the Tories in particular will sell off everything owned by the public, to line their own pockets, as they've been doing since Thatcher's reign.