Back in April, I wrote about the 5G conspiracies that were bouncing around and why links had been drawn by many normal people who were looking for a way to explain what feel like unexplainable events, then joining up a few of the wrong dots as they did so.
The more things change, the more things stay the same.
Some three or four months on, it is the Government’s handling of the whole Coronavirus Pandemic, the Lockdown and the Social Distancing measures they have implemented that is focusing the minds of many sensible people in exactly the same troubling way.
It is a regrettable that the Government has already and continues to make decisions or mistakes that are piling up a list of catastrophic consequences for us all.
Individuals and families, owners of small and medium sized businesses and a raft of others were immediately left behind when the economy and our business operations were literally brought to a halt in March, whilst little or no consideration was given to the consequences that the shutdown of everything would have upon so many.
The situation the Government created led to the creation of a range of pop-up organisations and activists focusing their ire on the decisions that the Government has taken. Sadly, in a genuine disconnect between the idea of representative government should be and what it actually now is, these very frustrated people do not understand that the concept of politicians listening to anyone who has a story to tell rarely happens or makes any difference when it does. despite the narrative that the business of government to represent others and get things done.
The activists and leaders of these organisations are good, genuine people who know that the ‘new normal’ that is being forced upon us by an out of touch political class simply isn’t right. But as time passes and more and more of the injustices that have occurred come into focus, it really does seem to many more that the decisions taken must have been planned and that there is some bigger secret strategy or conspiracy at work.
But there isn’t. There is no bigger strategy in play. Even though it looks like Dominic Cummings has one and is completely in control.
There is no conspiracy. The politicians that we have elected are just making very stupid decisions for reasons so simple as not having the experience of dealing with a real crisis and continuing to get things done.
Too many of the politicians we have are in elected roles for completely the wrong, self-serving reasons. They have no idea what it really is to lead. This is why things have gone so very wrong with the handling of Coronavirus and have began ending up the way that they have .
There is no big brother watch list for those venting their spleens about what the Government is doing wrong on Twitter. At least not yet. That will be a problem for us all if we don’t fulfil our own roles collectively in making sure that politics in the UK is done right.
The Politicians we have are insulated by the disconnected reality that is their belief system. They don’t have the skills and experience to lead. They are too self centred to listen. They don’t have the motivation to understand what life is like beyond their own bubbles of experience and the gilded cages they live in. They do not see anyone other than their own kind as a tangible threat to their position and all that they do.
It is basic human nature at its worst and is the constituent problem with all that the Government and the public sector do. Yet most of us find it impossible to believe that people who are as out of touch as the majority of our MPs are, could have been elevated to such positions of power, doing the things that they do, without there being some grand plan guiding them.
Sadly, we elected them and put them where they are too.
The best thing that all of the groups that have formed and the individuals and activists who are supporting them could now do is start focusing on what comes next.
Creating a political movement that will either step into the breach if the Government should fall, or win against the Conservatives and all of the current Political Parties that mirror their behaviour when the time for the next General Election comes is the best and will be the most effective thing that everyone could now collectively do.
It feels like the Government is in charge of events. But the truth is that they are not.
The processes that exist in Government and the Public Sector are the only things that are keeping the show on the road. But they have given us all the impression that the politicians remain ‘in charge’.
The only difference has been that when Politicians have had to make decisions that break new ground that existing process and history doesn’t cover, that has been when the overriding lack of understanding has shone through and everything we have taken for granted has began to be broken by the stupid decisions that have been made.
Out of a population of more than 60 Million People in the UK, the task of finding 650 politicians who have the skills, life experience, motivation and wherewithal to make decisions and create public policy that will really be in the best interests of everyone really shouldn’t be all that hard for us to do.
The problem is that it is because the system has been taken over by politicians who make stupid decisions who then recruit politicians to replace them who in the same situations would do exactly the same, the whole system is now well and truly broke.
Don’t get angry. Get prepared instead.