Poverty.....in the news again today, but then it's never really out of the news, just rarely spoken about.
They tell me that over one third of British Pensioners live under the official poverty levels. Well - I can tell you that the figures in France, in Germany and other "advanced European Countries" are similar.
They talk, today, about "child poverty", but I don't understand quite what this term means. They tell me that British Government measures are likely to push another 600,000 children into poverty, but surely that is only a way of hiding real figures.
It would seem to me that most of those 600,000 children belong to 600,000 families, and the average family consisting nowadays of something like 2 adults and 1.8 children, then the actual figure of OVERALL new arrivals in the poverty scene is 2,280,000 (Two million, two hundred and eighty thousand), because I presume that the childrens brothers, sisters, parents, (probably grandparents as well, though not included) are also in the poverty scene.
If we add the unemployed, those who are on the "breadline", those who are in Prison, Mental and other Health Institutions, then there isn't an awful lot of any population NOT affected. Those who are actually considered on "minimum income" would seem to "have it good".....what went wrong......?
Debtor's prisons abolished, probably to save money...now you can stay home and starve, instead of doing it in prison.
Governments arrange laws, and point to them with pride, saying that poverty struck people can offset heating bills from their Taxes for example! Only problem is that poverty struck people don't even qualify to pay taxes, and so offsetting something from nothing is.....difficult! Possibly the Authorities will explain to us how to do it?
....Maybe, but they aren't born free and never become it. Equality didn't - doesn't and never will - exist, and in some ways that is a good thing - the world would be a boring place if we were all equal and the same!
"Endowments" are multitude, but those used are not the ones stated, more - "Number 1" and "I'm all right, Jack".....and that will never change.
Poverty will always exist, those people in power - those people who aren't touched by it will ensure that....it makes them feel good.....
Who are they....?
So what do they do....?
and then demand respect from them....!
Great new emerging world we're all trying to ride on..........!
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