Hunting Politicians: Season Opened

      When I saw Prince Charles’ Rolls-Royce in the middle of a mob on the streets of London, I smiled … the wheel always turns. I felt bad though, we have come to such a desperate point that we are banging on the windows of our supposed leaders as they drive by in their luxurious limousines. And we have next-to-nothing, still.

      On the other hand, Prince Charles has someone who puts the toothpaste on his toothbrush each morning. He should just stay in the palace and leave by helicopter if he really needs to go out. He’s got some nerve to be riding around in a half a million dollar car, enjoying his receptions while most people in the world live for fewer than two dollars a day. Somebody should put it to him bluntly:

      “Listen asshole, the world’s hurting, stop being so bloody selfish and arrogant. You’ll be put to the guillotine soon.”

      Too bad politicians and aristocrats in general, are hardly ever realistic. They’re high, on their privileged seats. The ‘come-down’ is not always so nice though, especially if you are caught by an angry mob with very little security.

      That is also what happened to a Greek politician the other day when he came out of a building and was met by demonstrators. They took their anger out on him. He caught a pretty nasty beating. I suppose it’s not right to attack politicians but is it right to suck the blood dry out of people because IMF says so. Are we to trust bankers? Have we learned nothing in the past year?

      Thus, perhaps in this case two negatives can equal a positive like in mathematics. If politicians act in an irresponsible manner in regards to their job as representatives of the people then, perhaps we do have to act in a more convincing way to be taken seriously.

      It is indeed the left wing politicians that will suffer the most. They have put up practically no fight against the fraudulent “bail-outs” and now are doing nothing about the “austerity measures”. %@&% austerity measures! Tuition is going up in England three fold! Why are students paying the price for the economic downfall?! The system needs uneducated people; cannon fodder, that’s why. Send the austerity measure to those who have money to begin with! Send them to Prince Charles or British Petroleum, they seem to be able to pull billions out of the hat as they wish.

      I heard the father of a buddy of mine say once that: “only a stupid man does the same thing twice, expecting a different result”. I do wish an email or voting would be enough to convince our members of parliament here in Canada for example, that we need to spend money on infrastructure and not on fighter planes. I do not think that is the case though. Politics and Business have somehow merged and the motto is now: what is good for Wall St. should be good for everyone else.

      If you have lobbyists working Capitol Hill or Ottawa for example, your business is most likely prospering. Otherwise, fight the hyenas …

      Somehow, everyone knows politicians are more often than not liars, crooked and bribed easily with the right incentive(s). Yet, nothing is done about it. Then, when a politician catches a beating so many people seem shocked at the level of violence and the uselessness of it and so on.

      Spare me. This is bound to happen. The pendulum swings both ways and the farther it swings to one side the more it will swing to the other as well. Not everyone is willing to watch the corruption in politics and think that voting for someone else at the following election will suddenly solve their problems. I would rather say that it is good for a politician to get ruffled a bit once in a while. Just so people can let-off some steam. If you keep it in too long then, you can end-up like Timothy McVeigh therefore, if you’re stressed-out lately, let your MP know about it.

      Many politicians feel that the punishments for crime committed offences are not severe enough. I personally think that we need serious punishments for politicians who abuse their position as representatives of the people and commit fraud, lie and/or deceive the public in any way for their benefit. I think that is more important than increasing the jail time for people smoking la-la.

      There have been sporadic riots in Greece for almost two years now. There have also been riots in France over and over again over the last couple of years. In recent weeks there have been riots in Scotland and Italy as well. People are unhappy.

     It’s hunting season! Welcome to the future.

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lmmartin 5 years ago from Alberta and Florida

Hunting season? So long as I'm not expected to mount the heads and eat meals for the rest of my life with their dead glass eyes staring at me, I all for it. Could someone please hand me my rifle? Good hub.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Desperate times require deperate measures. The lopsided, unfair system that has some in the lap of luxury (although no amount of money would make me want to be anywhere near the lap of Prince Charles) while others sleep in the streets, drives those that are depleted and without hope to acts they would never contemplate on a full stomach. So, although, I deplore violence as a means to an end, I understand it. I got a vicarious thrill from the truth in your words, but despite the drastic change in my own circumstances, I will not demean myself with ill will towards the greedy and selfish hogs. When I look in the mirror, I would not change places with any of them. What good is their money if they cannot safely venture into the streets because they are despised for what they are? And, despite my abhorrence of organized religion, I believe, God is watching...and if Billy Joel is right and "Only the Good Die Young", then "Long Live the Queen" is prophetic. Thank you for this passionate write on a topic close to the hearts of all with a heart.


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

these pigs at the troughs here should be beaten and drug out of America and dropped out of the sky into the worst war zone THEY have created. These perverts have no morals. Yet our America will never learn. There's too much basketball, football, baseball, soccer, and everything else to prevent Americans from looking inside and taking note. I'm not so versed on the Canadian and UK dilemma but Americans are asleep at the wheel. They keep looking for a savior from Harvard. Americans actually believe that lawyers will come to the rescue. Lawyers of America have never, in 200 years, run a courtroom with honor. Never. Great hub!


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SilentReed 5 years ago from Philippines

Most people dislike politicians.In some places(third world countries) they are even feared.Not only because they circumvent the laws but enact laws that favor themselves and their cohorts.A hunting season on politicians would be a popular sport but since they make the laws,it would never pass any law making body.So we'll just have to settle with throwing shoes at them.:)


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Mr. Happy 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Mrs. Lynda, I would not ruin my dinner, or any other meal by having a dead politician watch me eat. (lol)

Thank you for the read! Happy New Year!

Mrs. Amy, I dislike violence as well, it is almost too easy to be violent. It is more difficult to be calm and thoughtful. It is not always enough though, sadly ...

Thank you for your comment.

Mr. Micky, thanks for stopping by. I do think everyone will learn, eventually. Balance will return. I am not sure at what cost though. All the best!

Mr. SilentReed, hunting season has already opened! Politicians are not an endangered specie! Join the festivities. Perhaps learn from the Greeks, French or Italians. This hunting game has a whole new set of rules; should be fun! Cheers!


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nextstopjupiter 5 years ago from here, there and everywhere

All we need is a big sack, put all the politicians in this sack, then give everybody a stick, and the permission to beat on this sack, I am sure you always hit the right one.


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Mr. Happy 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

All we need to do is to force them to change the laws in such a way that they can be held responsible for what they do or not do. Thanks for stopping by NextstopJupiter. I always appreciate your comments. All the best!


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Seeker7 5 years ago from Fife, Scotland

Hi,

Great Hub and so true. I think people are coming to the end of their patience with politicians and heads of state. You do get the feeling that it is a ticking bomb waiting to go off. And when or if it does? The politicians wll be on the TV shouting about the criminal violence being committed, that those who protest are not good citizens, blah, blah, blah... But conveniently forgetting that most of them Have caused these feelings in the first place.

Just recently the 'Torie' government turned tail, as per usual, and decided to grant the big, greedy b------, bankers their 'greed money'. Once again lining their pockets with millions of £'s - this is their 'bonus'!!

while at the same time welfare is being cut for the disabled, the elderly and anyone else far too vulnerable to really fight back. And do the politicians or bankers or other greed mongers loose any sleep? You bet your arse they don't!! I honestly don't think it is just greed I think some of them are tinged with cruelty and evil - very powerful words I know, but that is the emotions they bring out in me.

Ayway, many thanks for sharing your great hub.

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