Thursday, 28 January 2010

[iLL] Citizens Advice: iLL Citizen - Cycle lyrics - Get ORGANISED!!

Jed:           When shit's messed up
Guy:          the best thing is to organise,
Gra:           if you don't try
Jed:          then you might just fall behind,
Guy:          with no direction,
Gra:          then you've got no agenda,
Jed:          these are the reasons,
Jed & Guy: we need to remember

Gra:          When shit's messed up
Jed:          the best thing is to organise,
Guy:          if you don't try
Gra:           then you might just fall behind,
Jed:             with no direction,
Guy:          then you've got no agenda,
Gra:           these are the reasons,
Jed & Guy: we need to remember

so when I get upon a track, one third of that, it breaks my back, the journey to the stage from the rap,
it takes alot of pulling weight and organized chat, in the face of a flakey world that talks crap,
bring it on now ill take it, can scribble on my straight line but im still gonna make it,
in an orderly fashion, nothing will ever happen around you unless you rub shoulders with passion,
let me translate, a studio sess with no regreting, now my plans set in, ... motion my toes tapping,
Suppose that is a side effect im organic, my words painting a picture of people as they plan it,

from the
pressures of lifetime there's no hidin,
points coming at you straight as the crow flying,
if you're in a mess then i bet you wont like it, you
need organisation, so go try it, you

don't need to be a genius or a psychic, to
find fire burns best, when you ignite it,
    so get a spark flying in your mind, find it
and write it down quick time, we're in a crisis,

you need to fix up and stop being fine with the
state of affairs that's not really righteous,
      how'd you get to that place in your life, where you're
waiting to die and you don't really mind it, ya

blind with the inner politics and the fighting,
    the motivationless egos are frightening,
why have you not quite grown sick n tired of 
retiring you mind of your vital assignments

adapt to my habitat
analyse management
if i aint satisfied i meet with my cabinet
stand for the matter keep my fam and my plans tight
raise my head to giraffe height
scan the horizon
believe your eyes I double L arriving the grand uprising
we strategise, formulate,
file and coordinate
organising forces to augment, orchestrate
change in our own age
homemade movements or global cause it goes both ways
on a world stage
or on a local basis maintaining chaos means no change
manaman can b battleplan
till the day the average man
overthrow the capitan
what we teach longer reach than orangutan
sure to make the cause snowball like an avalanche

Friday, 15 January 2010

6,000,000 plus another 900! Workers hit with a Bosch!!!

Somehow, through the grapevine, we hear the news that economies are beginning to recover from the recession. Nobody knows how, but it's happening, we're on the ascent! All of a sudden, to people across the world, what is happening is becoming abundantly clear: the rich are getting richer with healthy salaries being supplemented by yummy bonuses refined from the souls of their impoverished minions; and the poor get even poorer, suffering the effects of companies "tightening their belts" and draining the lifeblood from the lower halves of their organisations.

Cuts to benefits, services and pensions for employees can be felt nationwide, cuts in funding for education, the social system, public transport are being implimented by central and local governments alike, and redundancies are hitting employees nationally and internationally. The kick in the face about this whole arrangement is that the people that ACTUALLY run the country i.e. clean the toilets, make the toasters, collect the revenue, provide the services - are being made jobless and made to suffer, while the executives and fat cats continue completely unaffected in salaries and privileges, for doing an extremely bad job. Is this really fair?

What is completely MAD about this is people thinking that this is just what happens; that being messed about by 'authority' is something that we can't change and something that happens for the benefit of us all. WRONG! They make it sound reasonable - but it's not. They make it sound like it's for the good of everyone and the country and the economy - but it's not. They make out like you will be ok - but chances are that you wont. People are loosing their jobs and being made to suffer because we think it's for the benefit of us all - well it isn't.

The answer is simple: We are equal, and should not be made to suffer for the sake of the bosses incompetence, and we should no longer fuel a system that is driven by inequality. This system survives because people do not object and realise their worth; so realise it! We must stand with our colleagues, unite with our unions, follow the movements of the fight for jobs nationally and internationally, become part of the fight, demand our rights, demand others demand their rights, forward an e-mail, attend a conference, hold a conference and do whatever we can to work with one another to make sure we are all treated fairly and can live, breath, eat, sleep and think in comfort as our entitlement as living beings.

The situation with Bosch should hopefully see a huge mobilisation of people demanding their rights be met. The upcoming "Right To Work" Conference being held in Manchester on the 30th of January should help inspire that action, and inspire similar actions across the nation. It is down to us all as the driving force of civilisation to realise this, and demand due compensation for our commitments.

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Lessons in debt for 5 year olds

Kids are soon to be given 'financial education' that will commense as early in a child's life as 5. Now this seems wrong to me. The idea that the concepts of the money system - like debt - will be engrained in a child's consciousness from such an early age is really worrying to me. 

I think it will be equipping children with a mental framework for the unfortunate route of  economic slavery before they've even had a chance to learn that there are alternatives available to life on credit. The ever increasingly linear nature of education, and the ruthlessness of advertising combined is already a toxic mix. These things make it very difficult for young people to explore the diversities of society in lifestyle and financial freedoms, and ensure that there is not a fair representation of all of the available options to people as they begin to decide what it is they want from life, and what it is they want to do with theirs. Democracy you say??

Presumably this a move from the government, or whoever controls syllabus in schools, to ensure that there will be as many future investors in the wealth of the economy as possible, regardless of any dreams, hopes or aspirations that young people may have that don't involve money; but those things aren't a priority when there's profit in the equasion, ay?