Not all of life is naturist, so at times the news and the world and for those lucky people, work takes over. With time on my hands I do my best at home, but it does give me a lot of time to think, usually about allsorts. It’s difficult to understand the modern world and its working and why money seems to rule everyones thinking. The worst and most damning group of people in present times are without doubt the politicians,who sweep away decades of progress with one foul swoop of government reforms. The way you have to look at it,is how they waste millions every year and how by closing hospitals,railway lines etc they waste all the money that has been spent in the past.
If Britain ever wants to be Great again it needs to create new revolutionary boundaries and invent discoveries that will lead the world.Rather than harp back to days long ago that falsely made things happy and glorious ! Look at the past closely and you’ll see it was anything but that,but rather than accepted it we dress things up in pomp and ceremony and spend even more money convincing ourselves of it.
The very distant past was great because people living then made it so. We didn’t rest on our laurels and sell everything off,we built new products and created new industries and forged our place in the world by creating and this went on peaking during the reign of Queen Victoria and continues albeit in gradual decline until long into the 1950s.
The Second World War cost Britain its empire and people fail really to understand that Britain were almost flat broke. Fighting Hitler came at a price,basic economics proved that you can’t fight a war without paying a price.The empire was dissolved and Britain were in dept to the USA and Canada a dept which didn’t disappear until 2006. The First World War ended in 1918 but almost 100 years later we still owe an amazing amount.
Earlier in the year, the UK announced it will repay £218 million ($349 million) from the £2 billion of debt that it incurred during the war. National War Bonds were issued to the public in 1917 to support the effort, funded by widespread patriotic publicity campaigns and an attractive interest rate of 5%. These are still in circulation. When will the government and politicians of this country realise war is expensive and turn away when provoked “War makes us broke not glorious ” This country desperately needs to step away from its past and embrace all that a new future holds.