Tuesday, December 17, 2013
The 2nd World Nation State of the UK
The 2nd World Nation State of the UK.
Many people in the West, particularly amongst the British, love to thump their noses at us East European "Tartar" barbarians, us Russians. They like to mock us as uncivilized 2nd worlders. But the question approached now should be: who is the actual second worlder?
The evidence I will present now will show squarely that the UK's citizens are the new second worlders, having descended down from their perch on above and are now below us and still falling.
The key thing, is not to believe your lieing eyes but to actually read at the facts in the shadow. What do I mean? Easy enough to explain.
Many people who are in the UK or visit the UK will state: how could this be, why look at all the beautiful infrastructure and houses and well, yes, some is rotting around the corners but its still so much prettier than those barbarian Russians.
The UK is like that crazy and broke aunt, who was once a lady of the court, but has since partied, gambled and sorted out her fortune into a just enough to survive and nothing more. However, she has still retained all those old dresses, nicknacks and furniture to fill her old and aging house that she can not afford to repair or maintain and that one day will collapse from rot. Sure for those who happen to be riding by or walking through the yard and not looking to closely, it appears grand, but once they move into one of the rooms, they start to realize the lights flicker, the heating is unstable, the pipes leak and mice are in the walls.
Now, lets look at some of the statistics that will give away those mice.
Two years ago, during a major cold freeze, over 24,000, primarily old citizens of Her Majesties realms, went on to see the Great Judge. (Daily Mail, 30 Nov 2012, "24,000 Died Because of Cold Homes Last Winter" by Sean Poulter) Now in Russia we also had massive cold and not at -20C like the UK but some areas were at -50C. In all, we had about 150 people freeze to death. Even if this was under reported by 3/4th, as some will claim, that's still under 500 dead, compared to 24,000 from the UK! The winter of 2012-2013 was even worse. Over 30,000 met their death of it. (Guardian, 26 Nov 2013, "Winter Deaths Rose by Almost a Third in 2012-13" Jennifer Rankin and Patrick Butler) This year's cold is predicting to be also severe and already predictions that 30-40,000 more may perish are on the news.
The fact is, the UK, which produces gas, is suffering from severe heating shortages. Simply put, half the nation, especially the elderly are having to pick between eating and heating. The elderly are being warned to close off all their rooms and heat just one, where they should spend their winter. This is absolutely third world. A combination of horrible economies, extremely low interest rates that rob the retired of earnings on their savings, sky rocketing fuel prices driven in part by mass printing of cash and in part by disasterous Green policies, have reduced the majority of the English population to absolute poverty in their day to day lives.
You, dear reader, should not be surprised that we lost so few people. During this year's flooding in the Far East, where a territory the size of Germany and France combined went under water and almost a million had to be evacuated, not a single person died from the flooding. Meanwhile, across the border in China, thousands died.
As a matter of fact, while our salaries have consistently outstripped inflation for the past 10 years and investment is rising, the UK has heading in the direct opposite direction. While busily following the Americans into one military adventure after another, the bankrupt welfare state has been taxing its people and allowing the EU to regulate its people into absolute bankruptcy and death. A combination of shrinking business, falling salaries, increasing food prices and spiraling energy prices as well as the heavy hand of taxation, has broken the British back. That stiff upper lip is quivering as its chapped skin splits and bleeds.
How bad is it? Reports have placed the numbers in food poverty at over 24% of the population and growing at a steady clip. How much so? 40% of households reported that their budgets have slid downwards.
Contrast that with Russia, where for the past decade salaries have been rising at 1.5-2 times the rate of inflation. An average Moscovite makes 55,000 rubles per month, or $1,718.75 before taxes or $1,496.31 after taxes (our tax rate is 13% flat). The majority also do not have a mortgage or rental payment, so all of that money is available to pay for food, utilities and goods. The average cost of heating a 80sqm apartment comes to about $40 per month and electricity at another $35. Compared to London, where average salaries are $3,483.5 (at $1.5/pound) before taxes and $2,229.44 after taxes (average tax rate of 36%). The average utilities bill (gas and electricity) in London, for a similar sized apartment is $189. So at only 1,5 times the salary, post taxes, the English pay 2.5 times as much for utilities. Rides on the London tube are also almost 3 times as expensive as that on the Moscow Metro. Food is likewise more expensive. Add to this that the average family English family must also pay $894 for a rental. True, out and out rental in Moscow is more expensive, but only 20% of the population has a rental/mortgage payment, the rest live in fully owned apartments.
The Russian government also runs programs for the working poor, especially for those with 5 or more children, awarding them apartments and townhouses. On average this takes the form of a 200sqm townhouse, with a garage given for free to a family of 5+ children. They live in it until their last child turns 18. My chum, with the money owed to him for fighting in Chechnya and other service, plus the Mothers' Capital, given to parents after the birth of the 2nd child, and with additional funds for having 6 children, was able to buy a house, just outside of Moscow, that is 300sqm and sits on half an acre.
And as if that was hard enough to swallow, the downward spiral that is the UK had another hit to the noggin from the Institute of Fiscal Studies, in a report out to the BBC in mid Dec 2013, that stated: "People born in the 1960s and 1970s will only be wealthier than the previous generation in retirement if they inherit money. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-
25411181). ***** While
those born in the '60s and '70s did earn higher incomes when they were
younger, they spent lavishly, and so do not have more money saved than
the generation before them."
This in turn is underscored by a report that the majority of families in poverty actually have jobs, just jobs which continue to pay less and less as costs grow more and more.
Add to this that the British debt tower trails only after Ireland and Japan as a percent of GDP, as opposed to our which is less than 5% of GDP, you quickly understand that the Old Dame is broke and broken and her wards have only suffering in their future.
So to my fellow Russians, when that old British nose is pointed down at us, do not get angry, but have sympathy for the washed up dementia ridden Britain in her waining days as a state and as a people. History will remember you long after you are gone.
Posted by Stanislav at 8:31 PM