The Poor Have No Rights


“Taking the fight to this Morally Disabled Government”

By soiniciulacht on 

Do dhúiche bhreá i seilbh méirleach

(Our fine land in the possession of thieves)

The Poor Have No Rights




The poor have no rights.

They don’t vote in large numbers so the politicians can attack them or treat them with contempt or indifference and suffer little of consequence at the ballot box. 

The poor have no rights.

The press are a part of our corporatist society they make their money from the middle classes and the affluent and these groups generally resent having to suffer the poor living in our society.

The poor have no rights.

Inner city regeneration proclaimed so often as improving the conditions of the local populations is an excuse for speculators to move in and gentrify the place pricing it out of reach of those who had little before the regeneration and less after it.

The poor have no rights.

Right to buy is not an option if you haven’t got the money

The poor have no rights.

Benefits for the poor are not set at a level that allows for a reasonable existence but at a level that ensures that the millions of low paid workers continue to feel some gratitude for a minimum wage that is below any decent poverty threshold in one of the most expensive countries in the world.

The poor have no rights.

Traditionally the poor were represented in parliament by politicians who came from the local area and knew the real causes of the social deprivation in the area – now these areas, being considered safe seats are those most likely to see someone who supports the powerful in the party parachuted in from outside.

The poor have no rights

Politicians have forgotten the terrible destruction wrought on huge swathes of our country by widespread poverty. Much of the 1945-51 agenda was driven by the appalling treatment of millions in the 1930′s under the ‘means test’.

It is easier to blame the poor for their condition than to accept that closing down the primary industries coal, steel, shipping, the docks, large-scale manufacturing cannot be offset by opening a fucking call centre.

The biggest cause of unemployment is the macro -economic climate.

The Poor have no rights.

Far easier to call for equality of employment in the workplace between men and women than to accept that by vastly increasing the numbers in the workforce that this change has brought about will inevitably lead to an increase in the number of unemployed given that the number and type of jobs available hasn’t kept pace.

This is why we have both high unemployment and the highest number of people employed we have ever had.

The poor have no rights

Much more acceptable to allow the super rich and the non-doms to get away with billions in potential taxation than to remove the poverty trap that sees effective marginal taxation for the poor of up to 97%.

The poor have no rights

Easier to categorise the poor as thieving bastards, estimated loss through benefit fraud 800 million, than to go after the real thieves in the City of London, estimated losses through fraud 100-150 billion.

The politicians know where they will be looking for a job when they lose their seats.

The poor have no rights.

Soiniciulacht Blog

“A bhuí le Rí na bhFeart go bhfeiceam,
Mura mbeam beo ina dhiaidh ach seachtain,
Gráinne Mhaol agus míle gaiscíoch,
Ag fógairt fáin na baincéirí ! “

Thanks to the King of Miracles that we may see,
If we shall live for the next week,
Grace O’Malley and a thousand warriors,
Banishing the bankers!

  • DAVID A SHAW May 30, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    True, the amount of fraud committed in the city of London makes welfare fraud look like the cost of two pints of lager and a packet of crisps.

  • kasbah May 31, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Are you or are you not pro equality between men and women in the workplace?!

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