To be honest I am getting a bit fed up of the ‘Anti-Capitalism’ protests.
Mainly because no one who is interviewed can actually say what they are ‘Pro’ instead. Which reduces them to a group of whingeing troublemakers trying to feel important sitting in tents while doing nothing… Much complaining but no solutions.
There’s a lot to be said for Capitalism. It is what allows me to write this blog to you, communicate on my iPhone, buy cornflakes for £1.50 a packet, travel and generally function.
Or buy a £89 dome tent from Milletts in which to protest in.
Look at countries which don’t have the same organisation of capital – for example Africa. Millions starve.
The problem is not Capitalism. The problem is the greed and abuse of power that kicks in where money is involved. It is where the needs of self (or the organisation/group) are put above the needs of others.
In blocking the church and cluttering the streets so businesses cannot function I am afraid the St Paul’s protesters are just another face of that same selfish ‘me-first’ coin.
The real power lies with the consumer – so the answer is simple.
Don’t place your money with banks who are corrupt. Don’t buy goods and services from companies which are unethical.
Spend your days creating value through serving others. Support local traders. Collaborate. Switch to natural sources of power. Grow your own vegetables. Make do and mend. Love others for what is in their soul, not how they look, or what clothes they are wearing. Be grateful for all the abundance in your life.
Live in harmony.
But meantime don’t destroy the system that serves so many so well and allows us all to function.
Have a lovely Sunday