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Children of Britain, Know Your Place: BORN POOR, DIE POOR

11 Aug

Since the riots poor kids have been called ‘feral’, ‘scum’, ‘vermin’, ‘thugs’, ‘chavs’, ‘rats’, ‘apes’, ‘idiots’, ‘sickos’, etc., etc., by a diverse, but relatively wealthy cross-section of society which includes many millionaire MPs and media pundits.

Since the riots the parents of poor kids have been called ‘morons’, ‘wasters’, ‘scroungers’, ‘ignoramuses’, ‘careless parents’, ‘absentee-fathers’, ‘layabouts’, ‘feckless’, ‘criminal minded’, etc., etc., by a diverse, but relatively wealthy cross-section of society which includes many millionaire MPs and media pundits.

Before the riots poor kids were called ‘feral’, ‘scum’, ‘vermin’, ‘thugs’, ‘chavs’, ‘rats’, ‘apes’, ‘idiots’, ‘sickos’, etc., etc., by a diverse, but relatively wealthy cross-section of society which included many millionaire MPs and media pundits.

Before the riots the parents of poor kids were called ‘morons’, ‘wasters’, ‘scroungers’, ‘ignoramuses’, ‘careless parents’, ‘absentee-fathers’, ‘layabouts’, ‘feckless’, ‘criminal minded’, etc., etc., by a diverse, but relatively wealthy cross-section of society which included many millionaire MPs and media pundits.

So the simple message (which the poor were obviously too stupid to understand…) is that if your poor then it must be your own fault and not a consequence of living in a rigged society which is one of the most blatantly unequal in Europe… if not the world. It’s your own fault that youth unemployment rates are the highest ever recorded. It’s your own fault that a third of UK children grow up in poverty and that the services designed to help alleviate that poverty are being destroyed to help pay for the banker’s financial fuck ups.

If you’re BORN POOR in modern Britain it’s extremely likely that you will DIE POOR, so get over it and stop rioting.

In the meantime the BBC will keep on creating expensive productions of classic Dickens’ stories while it’s news/propaganda wing ignores the fact that we’ve returned to Victorian levels of inequality.

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