George Galloway Respect Party candidates victory in the Bradford West bye election with a majority of over ten thousand votes over the Labour candidate on Thursday was an interesting event.
While I applaud his opposition to the Iraq war and his support for the Palestian struggle for self determination I do have some problems with George Galloways politics.
Firstly he is a communalist politician. The Respect party only targets Muslim voters. Being prepared to make packs with Muslim businessmen. You cannot imagine George Galloway standing in say Stevenage,Thurrock, Liverpool or Crawley. He does not take a class struggle approach to politics.
What George Galloway victory highlights is the need to build a new working class political movement in this country independent of the Labour party which is made up almost entirely of middle class careerists.
The Trade Union Socialist Coalition may offer some hope if it can attract more than just Trotskyists groups.But in conclusion the need for a new working class political movement in this country is very important.
The governements budget was to a certain extent predictable.The expected cuts in the top rate of tax for the better off to 45%.The highlighted increases in property taxes can easily be avoided.The only suprise was the decision to withdraw the tax allowances for people over 65 on their private pensions.
Basically it was a budget for an economy going nowhere. Neither the Condem government nor the Labour opposition have a strategy for dealing with the economic crisis.They can only offer a future of nil economic growth, high rents,high unemployment and theft of working class peoples savings with rates of interest below the rate of inflation.
Clearly a new national strategy is needed to defeat the neo liberal globalist economic hell that we are living in.
Firstly withdrawal from the European Union also home rule for England.
Secondly reduce the welfare bill by introducing rent controls for private landlords.Also we need high state contributory benefits to move away from the means tested benefit culture.
Thirdly a massive social property building programme.We also need to establish a national investment bank to give interest free money to people who are self employed or who want to start up co-operatives and small enterprises.
Fourthly we a public enterprise board to set up publicly owned companies to boost investment in the economy.
Until there is a major change in economic course in both Britain and the rest of the world we face permanent austerity.
I have just finished reading David Ickes new book Remember who you are remember where you came from.
I will out line the positive aspects of the book but make a criticism of David,s view on how to defeat the global elite at the end of the review of the book.
People who are aware of David Ickes views will know that he thinks that the human race is enslaved in a matrix by a reptilian race of extraterrestials which most of the ruling elite of our planet belong to and they are hiding their reptilian self as at present we can only see five senses. However we can break free from the reptilian enslavement by tapping into the truth vibrations and so realise that we can exist beyond the five senses and that we are really pure energy and so breaking free from the reptilian race control.
However whether or not you agree with the reptilian theory I will now outline the positive apsects of the book.
Clearly Davids analysis of the world being controlled increasingly by central global big business dictatorship is correct.You only have to look at the way the countries of the EU have lost their national sovereignty to the central EU dictatorship. Just look at the Greek outrage.
Also the way the world is run by a bankers dictatorship.The bail outs of the banking elite.David Icke correctly points out in the book people like Thomas Geithner and others who controlled the economic policy of the Bush administration control the economic policy of Obama..
Moving onto the world, in the book David Icke highlights the hypocrisy of the Western powers foreign policy.Their support for Israels repression of Palestine.Also their support for repressive dictatorships in the middle east.He highlights the way America and Britian use false flag terrorist attacks like 9/11 and the London bombings to advance their agenda to attack other countries.
In conclusion David states in the book that the human race could face the future of totalitarian hell wherby the whole human race is microchiped from birth and every one of our movements and personal thoughts are monitored by the central globalized world dictatorship which will control the world.
While I generally agree with David Ickes analysis of what is happening in the world my main criticism is of how to fight back against the global elites evil plans.David suggests that demonstations and protests are a waste of time and that how we can defeat the global elite is to connect to the truth vibrations by meditating and sending out loving thoughts to the world.He says the reptile race just cannot handle being bombarded with mass loving thoughts and so their control system will collapse.
While I am all for the truth vibrations method as outlined in Davids book to be blunt they are not enough on their own. We need mass political non violent action as well. We need to build a mass political movement throughout the world to expose and defeat the global elites plans as well.
So in conclusion yes to the truth vibrations David but we need mass political action as well.
This week I have received notification of a huge £7.00 per week rent increase.Many private tenants and social housing tenants are facing similar rent increases this year. Allied to this with huge gas fuel bill increases the situation is not looking good for ordinary working class people. Of course the situation is made worse by the fact that most workers are not receiving wage increases this year. I have not had a wage increase for two years.So my real income has decreased about 10% in the last two years. Also the rate of interest on savings is about 1% well below the 4.5% rate of inflation so the bankers are stealing from the real value working class peoples savings each year.
So clearly a nasty class war is being waged against the working class in Britain by the Cameron Condem government.TheYouth employment rate is about 20% and also 50% of young black males unemployed.To really kick the boot in unemployed people are being made to work for nothing at places like Tescos or else risk facing losing their benefits. In Hull in North East England their are 58 people chasing every job.
The key question is what to do about it. To be blunt the problem is partly the problem of the working class themselves due to their political inactivity. Active membership of Britains political parties is almost the total preserve of the professional classes nowadays.
The solution I feel is in the hands of the small minority of political conscious working class people.They must be getting super active in their communities, work places and trades unions.
They must try and make every working class person a political activist in their community and work place.Get the working class away from their television sets and out political active in their communities and trades unions. Hopefully this will lead to the formation of a new working class political party and the start of a fight back against the ruling elite.
So lets try and start the fight back now.
The last week has seen the closure of the occupy campsite outside St Pauls cathedral. However the occupy campsite is still open at Finsbury Square in South Islington.
Clearly the occupy London movement needs to consider its future. I strongly feel that it needs to branch out of the campsite activities into a national movement. Like the occupy movement in America is getting involved in the campaign against housing foreclosures.
What the occupy movement in this country needs to do is to form national branches and starts activities and campaigns throughout the country. For instance form campaign groups and also local volunteer groups. Also start propaganda activities against corporate rule and government cuts in peoples local neighbourhoods.
So far the occupy movement does not seem to have any plans to branch out nationally in this country. A failure to do so will mean that the occupy movement will be quickly forgotten in this country and it occupy campsights seen as having little impact on the long term political future of this country.