So, Britain has its first Asian Prime Minister in Rishi Sunak who just happens to be a billionaire and will be shaping the economy in the interests of other billionaires. Happy Diwali!
The Hindu festival of Divali is supposed to symbolise the spiritual victory of light over darkness. Good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance; so it is appropriate that we do not allow our emotions to overlook the celebratory welcome of our new, and first Asian, and Hindu Prime Minister.
Bred For Elitism
Sunak was educated at Winchester College which according to Wikipedia: “For 2022/23, the fee is £45,936 per annum (£15,312 per term) for boarding pupils and £33,990 per annum (£11,330 per term) for day pupils.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winchester_College
He attended the exclusive Stanford University which has been ranked second in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) from 2003 to 2020. Wikipedia states: “Stanford alumni have started many companies and, according to Forbes, has produced the second highest number of billionaires of all universities.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanford_University
He has worked for the American investment bank Goldman Sachs, and as a hedge fund partner for a London fund management firm; and let me tell you that hedge funds has nothing to do with pruning gardens or cutting shrubbery.
The average British person will never have this enormous privilege that Mr Sunak has had, so when Labour MP, Nadia Whittome Tweeted: “Rishi Sunak as prime minister isn’t a win for Asian representation. He’s a multi-millionaire who, as chancellor, cut taxes on bank profits while overseeing the biggest drop in living standards since 1956. Black, white or Asian: if you work for a living, he is not on your side”, how is this racist, as the mainstream media, and Labour Leader, Keir Starmer are implying? Nottingham MP deletes tweet saying Rishi Sunak election ‘isn’t a win for Asian representation’
The Corporate Takeover of Free Speech
There was a time when words had meaning which meant that debates and discussion led to meaningful outcomes; but sadly this time is coming to an end.
Our freedom of speech is being attacked by corporations who arguably have no interest in producing a politically-conscious, independent-minded, working class. I’m not interested in whether you favour ideas from the far-right, or far-left, or whether you believe in global warming, or big oil. You could be a passionate advocate of meat, or veganism; what should be important to all of us is that we have the right to express our ideas and beliefs; and others have the right to challenge these ideas.
Whittome’s Tweet goes to the heart of the ethos that the original civil rights movement believed in. It is also the campaigning ethos of this website. Reverend Martin Luther King’s triple evils; racism, economic exploitation, and war. Sunak will never tackle these evils.
Vandana Shiva is an Indian scholar, environmental activist, eco feminist, and anti-globalisation author. Few people will have heard of this great woman because she is critical of globalisation and the effect that big business has had on the environment, Indian farmers, and natural food.
In the article on her website titled, Colonialism, Globalisation are at the roots of Ecological emergency, Farmers Distress, she argues that the western profit-driven agenda is responsible for the global food crises, hunger, disease, and environmental pollution.
My point is that appointing people of colour to top positions within an economic parasitic system which exploits people and resources can never be viewed as progress.
It is no different to the house slaves and overseers that kept their own people in line for the benefit of their white masters.
From this view Sunak is an overseer for the western economic system. The world is now a global plantation, and the white masters no longer need whips and chains to subdue people of colour. They are billionaires in charge of economic policy, so they can now whip us into economic debt and poverty.
So, in this context it makes sense that one of Sunak plans when he first ran for the leadership of the Conservative Party, was to criminalise the criticism of Britain. Sunak’s plan to criminalise ‘hating Britain’ is a throwback to empire
It also makes sense that the Home Secretary, Suella Braverman, appointed by Sunak after being sacked by former Prime Minister Liz Truss, said the following:
“Look at migration in this country – the largest group of people who overstay are Indian migrants”
“I would love to have a front page of the Telegraph with a plane taking off to Rwanda, that’s my dream, it’s my obsession” Suella Braverman: five controversial statements from UK home secretary
If white MP’s had said these comments the same mainstream media would be screaming racism, but it is acceptable to hide racism behind the faces of black and brown people in power who have no shame or dignity. Are these comments in the spirit of Divali? I will leave it to you, the reader, to decide.
The articles that I have written such as The Corporate Commodification of the Black Civil Rights Movement, The Cancel Culture Con, and Cancel Culture Targets Chappelle Whilst Ignoring Colonialism, provides evidence that corporations owned by billionaires are now controlling what type of speech is allowed.
Free speech has now been floated on the market, and if you are a poor white, black, brown, or any other shade of human pigmentation, you simply cannot afford to speak anymore.
The wealthy are also funding charitable organisations with the aim to influence public attitudes and policy.
Dr Roslyn Fuller, Director of the Solonian Democracy Institute, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), said:
“…I know what few people do – that small, member-driven, self-funded NGOs are relatively rare. Instead, the kind of organisation that tends to drive the political agenda is generally billionaire (or at least multimillionaire) funded.” (The billionaire takeover of civil society. (n.d.). Spiked. Available at: https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/01/29/the-billionaire-takeover-of-civil-society/.
Nadia Whittome’s Tweet is spot on, Sunak is not on our side, black, white, or Asian. Yet, I want go much further and say that Sunak will never tackle the triple evils, racism, economic exploitation, and war; because these are the principles by which the western world has established its economic supremacy over the rest of the world.
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Labour MP Nadia Whittom