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The Ethics of Consumption and the government we need

The croissant was bought at the Zionist Lord Sainsbury’s shop and then on down the road to the bigger Caffe Nero for my regular fix of caffeine and a couple of hours on the big laptop and a wee read of ‘The Oil Road’ by James Marriot and Mika Minio-Paluello. However, first I had to negotiate the usual swarm of charity collectors that you find on High Street ‘Blighty’ these days.

Well, there they were collecting for “Our Heroes”, and while the British government’s shenanigans here, there, and everywhere sort of disgusts me, my heart cannot help but go out to those poor souls who gave their lives and limbs for a government which sent them into an illegal war in some far flung corner of the globe. Then there were the others and Cancer Research has to at least be a noble cause.

No doubt, but to someone who is from a ‘Blighty’ from yesteryear this plethora of charities collecting has become almost a peversion and the questions would have to be, where is the government in all of this, and what kind of society do we want exactly? Of course, if you have a government that attacks the most vulnerable in our society, then you are going to have to have someone who picks up the slack.

I decided not to give any money to Our Heroes, and I didn’t even get round to throwing a couple of quid in the Cancer Research bucket. Well, I suppose you might expect that from someone who buys his croissant cheaper at a Zionist owned supermarket and then eats it with a hardly ethical coffee at Caffee Nero after logging into the proverbial big brother wifi. However, as I sit here I do think that I did the right thing. This is reallly all about getting a government that looks after all of its people, that invests in research and that avoids illegal and unnecessary wars. Slavoj Žižek explains that stance a little more fully in the embedded video.

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There are a lot of poor bastards out there being used and abused; it is just not cricket "old bean". Something tells me that ignorance is not bliss, but is, in fact, simply ignorance and in the global village we cannot look the other way.

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