I have just watched Evita, the musical. I can no longer stand Madonna, especially what she stands for but I am going to make a radical state now .
It was and has been her best performance ever
But she has changed, for the worse. The musical is simply stunning and with Antonio Banderas’ beautiful accented singing voice, it is a wonderful experience to watch.
But, I do not want to talk about Evita the musical; I want to talk about us; yes, you and me.
This country of ours that most of us love, including myself, needs to change radically. Yes, I have come from a privileged background but the privilege is no more.
I am constantly assaulted by the police, threatening me with arrest, abuse from my father and his associates and continuous false allegations by my daughter and her mother, with the clear motive to have me put away in prison.
The trouble is that the police just pigeon hole everything and take each supposed “incident” in isolation. They never look at the big picture and see what is really going on; of course they will not because it takes too much effort to do that and all that they are looking for is a quick fix.
It is said that it is better to let a thousand guilty men go free rather than imprison a single innocent man. That is certainly not the case now, is it?
People conveniently look the other way and the huge corporate law firms in London, hatch tax evasion schemes to save their clients millions of pounds in tax. Not only do they get away with this, but their clients do too and so the government of whatever hue has to cut services and these days, services are cut to the bone.
But it does not have to be like that but who makes the rules? It is the so called politicians who make them and a great many of them are huge great tax evaders so it is in their interests to keep the status quo.
At every election time, they crawl out of Westminster and tour around in their battle buses, making promises to whoever will listen. But they are all platitudes and they will never fulfill their promises. They only want to get back in to parliament for their own reasons, not ours.
But what do we do when that happens? Nothing. We do not complain or do anything about it. We just shrug our shoulders, say to ourselves “here we go again” and get back to what we were doing.
This must change; this has to change.
Yes, I do believe in democracy but sadly with democracy comes corruption and I have been at the tough end of corruption all too often.
There needs to be a revolt of sorts. I am not a violent man and detest violence but a revolt there has to be, a peaceful one. The best thing to happen is at the next election, no one votes for anyone and we clear out all of the dregs from the Westminster bubble. Yes, there are some good politicians but sadly, they are few and far between as most are just looking for their next post and have interest in one person only, themselves.
To give you an example, I have written countless times to my own MP, Bob Seely, here on the Isle of Wight. I get an automated response but that is it, nothing else. I am one of his constituents but he does not care about me, he does not care about any of us. It is good for him because the island has returned a conservative candidate for years now, so he is laughing in his very comfortable home, with a roaring fire and his guitar in hand.
I am not a communist, I am nothing really because I refused to vote in the last election. What I want is for all of us to have a fair crack of the whip and enjoy our lives, as best we can. That goes for everywhere on this island, including the forgotten island, the Isle of Wight. Yes, it is a pretty island but if you take off your rose tinted glasses, you will see the decay that is ever present here, as well as in many other places I am sure.
There is a joke on the island but a sick joke nevertheless. It says that if you go into our only hospital, St Mary’s for an operation, you will not come out, save for in a box. Oh it looks nice from the outside but it is a classic case of “all fur and no knickers” as the old saying goes.
It really all comes down to greed, doesn’t it? If there was no greed, there would be no corruption and tax evasion but some just want more than others, even if they do not deserve it.
Take the tax evaders, such as my father. He has been a crook all of his life and did not need to evade tax. If he had invested it sensibly, the whole family could benefit but he just could not bring himself to write out a £6m cheque to HMRC.
So what do we do? Do we just take the shit from the police, the judiciary and the politicians?
If we do nothing, we deserve everything that we get