Socio-economic gluttony is what we see when in the midst of long economic growth, as Australia along with many western countries have experienced since World War II, it is only the rich who get richer. They stand by to watch and blame the ills on those who where economically muscled out though withholding of health and education. Of course, it is always the poorer and more vulnerable who are easy targets for inappropriate and very often untrue blaming and labeling.
Let’s see Hockey do his stuff in May with the next Federal Budget and more statistical acrobatic distortion, and let’s see how he continues to take from the poor to prop up the rich and smug. This is exactly what he did by removing low and middle income superannuation incentives so he can add these to further increase the superannuation incentive of high income earners.
“Like most of the Coalition’s Hockeynomics, the plan to slash old age pensions doesn’t match the facts. More than a third of our elderly suffer in poverty” writes Ben Eltham.
There are countries who have the guts and vision to enable their populations and do a very good job at the economic development level. They see all the people in their countries as assets to strengthen not only the economic stability and prosperity, but the means to generate a full society inclusion.
Why do so many rich want to keep the poor and vulnerable deprived of education and health opportunity and with it, basic dignity? What drives this sort of ambition? They have dark hearts, indeed.
Rich people tell the middle class people to blame the poor.
It seems those who support a less inclusive approach to the vulnerable in life and society exhibit an envy toward those who do have the capacity and courage to act to support the greater good. Those who seek to propel society to be less inclusive of the more vulnerable do so as a downward envy towards those who need extra support in life for whatever numerous reasons this can occur. The less generous appear suspicious of those not solely motivated by a mean-spirited vested interest and struggle to comprehend those that exhibit such distinctive generosity of spirit and purpose.
Those who support the withdrawing of financial support to the vulnerable in life exhibit an envy of those who get the meagre financial support to assist their difficult circumstances. This misjudged envy reveals their own denigrated humanity.
Everything in life starts out with some sort of an idea. Many great thinkers, over multiple generations, have made statements that credit the initial moment of any worthwhile activity is first in its formulation as an idea.
An idea begins as a kernel, a thought or notion, that compels a process of interrogation and development. The thought or notion may be as a response to a experience in the physical world or it may be entirely of the mind. In this way, we can peer into an individual’s soul by the pronouncement of their ideas. The pitch and tone of their ideas illuminate a worldview and that individual’s capacity that determine the quality of the type of vision they have for themselves and their world.
Each political endeavour carries with it a set of values about what is and is not important as well as strategies that are deemed acceptable. It is crucial to examine the ideas that emerge from politics as they create a momentum within society to effect a particular sort of change.
A vision for the health of a country and society by its nature needs to be inclusive to entrench the positive energy within the human condition. This proceeds to enable each citizen to connect, within their individual circumstances, to a respectful humanity that carries an enabling vision and increases the healthy qualities of the human condition and that breed integrity for a constructive and fully enabled society. This engenders an equality that recognises each person as valid and resourceful in their own unique way to enrich society.