As usually, Polly is cultivating a false social
and political dichotomy when she sees Britain in terms of left/right,
liberal/conservative, progressive/reactionary, public/private interests,
It's a dichotomy created by the STATE, which serves
primarily the interests of the elites on both sides. We are invited (at
elections) to chose one side, or colour, or the other, on the assumption that
our own interests, or those we identify with, will be represented, but in
fact, the principal interests served are those of the elites themselves,
irrespective of which side they are on or political colour they are.
People sense this, of course, despite all the hype to the
contrary (massively peddled by a complicit media), which is what results in
all the cynicism about politics, and the media.
I don't question Polly's sincerity. Like most
people, she means well, and is probably more well intentioned than most, but
she fails to recognise the true nature of the system (of state and economy),
which, notwithstanding all her criticism of it, serves her, as it does the
members of all society's elites, so well.
If Polly would like to get in touch with me (see
my profile), I'll invite her for a beer, or whatever she prefers to drink, and
explain to her the inherently (self)-exploitative nature of the system
itself, which, because we are all so familiar with and dependent on it, is
very difficult to recognise, with our brains programmed by evolution to
subconsciously interpret reality (i.e. their environment, which now largely
comprises human society itself) to their own narrow and short-sighted (in
fact, perverted Darwinian) advantage.