Saturday, 24 December 2011
Thought for the Day: In Two Minds
On one level I admire the tenacity of the protesters and I'm certainly in sympathy with their cause but......they've turned a public space into a quagmire that resembles a muddy festival field. Even though I know that grass restores itself within a matter of weeks, animosity is generated among so many ordinary people, even those who are experiencing true adversity in these difficult times. And as for those who are affluent? Well because of my experience of hobnobbing with the privileged group in society, I'm in no doubt that they won't be moved by this type of action or indeed the public sector strike that took place a few days ago. They probably view these demonstrations as a piffling nuisance which merely reinforces the idea that most of the population are indeed the crusty and lazy hoi-polloi who'd only squander extra money if it were put in the taxman's pot rather than being paid out in dividends to them.
What I'm mulling over at the moment is if there would be a type of protest that would make these people,whose money has bought them so much influence, sit up, listen and act in a way that promotes the common good. I'm certain it would have by means that would hit them close to their jubblies - trouser pockets are just a smidgen away from this sensitive zone! But how that could be done? I'm struggling with the fine detail,