So where are the top New Year's honours going to this year?
Let me guess--to multi-millionaire's?
And how did I know? Because multi-millionaire's always get them. Indeed it seems to me that the government has a secret plan to exclude "normal" people.
Saved someone's life? Bad luck pal, the top honours are for people who have spent their lives making themselves rich. If you are very lucky you may get scraps from the table. But the real gongs go to the wealthy.
An examination of the 21 new Knights Bachelor tells an interesting tale.
16 seem to be civil servants of some sort. These are of course the top dogs, not the kind of person that gets their hands dirty. And they have spent their lives living off your tax.
4 are captains of industry. These are very very rich people whose target in life has been to earn more & more cash. An example of this is Stuart Rose, the boss of Marks & Spencer. I do not understand what he has done to earn this. He has certainly brought stacks of clothes in from low cost countries at the cost of British jobs but I cannot see how this helps the economy. If M&S were not selling these products someone else would so how have extra jobs been created?
Then there is ofcourse Michael Parkinson. Now Michael cannot be a bad chap. After all, like myself and her ladyship he comes from God's own county. But exactly what has he done to become Sir Michael? He is on TV talking to actors etc. when they have something to sell. Both he and his guests have made an awful lot of money out of this. Great. I have no problem with that. But why does that make him a Knight over the fireman that has saved a life?
Is our society really at the stage where celebrities are more important than life?
I am old enough to remember when the Beatles got an award and old soldiers who had seen their comrades die in battle sent their awards back in protest.
What a long way we have come since then.
But have we come down the right road?
As a nation we should be getting back to basics with the important things in life.
Should not these awards lead us in this direction?