Having endured the Iron Lady's
hand-bagging tyranny for many years followed by the Sleaze years of
Major and his cohorts, I watch and listen with amusement at the whinging
and whining of those who got rich in the heady Thatcher years at
the tail end of the last century.
They are starting to realize that the pavements paved with gold have all
been ripped up and the proceeds spent and we are starting to trip up on
the potholes left behind.
Even as a Philistine I am reminded of the Dark Ages, when the structure
of the Roman Empire was dismantled by the new up and coming chieftains
to build their own little empires and fiefdoms. Much as the
followers of the Iron Lady had dismantled much of society for the
benefit of the few and the detriment of the many. To some, nay
many, those years were a new Dark Age.
Now as we approach a new enlightened age of structuring society for the
benefit of all, and not just for a privileged few, the whinging and
whining has begun.
Who do I refer to? We all know who they are. The
roller coaster days are over, its time to pay the piper.
Times have got a bit hard for some and maybe they think the world owes
them a living, so the whinging and whining about so called high
taxes they have to pay has begun.
Do not we, the normal men/persons in the
street pay taxes? Do we not buy petrol or diesel? Of
course we do. But most of us realize that it may be for the better
good. The Dark Ages lasted from the 5th century to the onset of
the 15th century. How can we expect the structure of society to be
rebuilt in a few years. Or to put it simply. it took nearly
20 years to rip up the gold from the paved streets of our land
leaving cavernous potholes. It takes just a bit longer than a
couple of years to repair the damage.
I have a couple of suggestions for our whinging and whining
Buy a few less Yorkie bars a day. You will save money,
put on less weight and hence reduce the overall load and hence use less
fuel, so saving money again!
What was it Norman Tebbitt once said "get on your bike".
How true in these environmentally aware days. Get a bike,
you then won't need any petrol. So on your bike and stop whinging!