“I promise that if we pull together to deal with the debts today, then just a few years down the line the rewards will be felt by everyone in our country.”
That’s what our glorious leader David Cameron had to tell us when he spoke at the Conservative Party conference yesterday. It is always uncomfortable watching a multimillionaire Old Etonian attempting to convince some of the poorest people in British society that he feels their pain as he cuts the public services and rolls back the welfare provisions they need. It’s also a point that’s probably been made one too many times. But the above quote is interesting. Keep the faith, Cameron tells the poor, believe in me, believe that these cuts are for the greater good even as they bring you greater misery, fall in line, and you shall be rewarded. In heaven. David Cameron’s suspected drug use has long been the source of speculation in the media, but I never imagined he might actually be a drug. Yes, you heard it here first folks. Like the religion of old – keeping the poor in their place, offering them riches in the next life so they don’t complain about destitutuion in this – David Cameron is the opium of the masses.
Like a lot of things, Marx saw this coming.
David Cameron is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. He is the opium of the people. The abolition of David Cameron as the illusory happiness of the people is the demand for their real happiness. To call on them to give up their illusions about their condition is to call on them to give up a condition that requires illusions. The criticism of David Cameron is, therefore, in embryo, the criticism of that vale of tears of which David Cameron is the halo.
- Karl Marx 1843