Great Britain and the USA insist that they must fight against oppressive governments in the Middle east and other parts of the world to protect our freedom, governments like Syria's Assad, North Korea's Kim Jong-il and Iran's Ali Khamenei are all judged as being oppressive, which they probably are. Yet USA and Great Britain support the oppression of Palestinian's by the Israeli government, they also support the oppressive Egyptian and Saudi Arabian governments.The British and American governments also judged the Gaddafi regime to be oppressive and violent, despite Libya having laws like free electricity, a mother who gives birth to a child receives U.S.$5,000, 40 loaves of bread in Libya costs $0.15 and a litre of petrol cost $0.14! All newlyweds in Libya receive $60,000 dinar (U.S.$50,000) by the government to buy their first apartment so to help start up the family and Libya no homeless people until the recent bombings!
If Barrack Obama and David Cameron judged the Gaddafi regime to be oppressive they must surely judge their own governments to be oppressive. I live in Wolverhampton (an absolute dump and in 2009 voted the 5th worst city in the world behind Wolverhampton was Detroit Michigan, Accra Ghana, Seoul South Korea, and Los Angeles, USA) and speaking from experience I can honestly say it does not surprise me, Wolverhampton city is a run down, oppressed dump! The youth in Wolverhampton are unemployed or working for benefits, crime is high, food bank and the Job center are always busy, the schools are terrible and rated as among the worst schools in Britain, in Wolverhampton oppression starts at a young age. Whitmore reans, Low hill and Heath town are terrible places to look at and to be. What action could our local government take to help the people in improve their city and lifestyles? Where should they spend the money that people pay in taxes? Surely spending on building new homes in run down areas would be a good start, or invest it in to our weak performing schools. Our government and Wolverhampton Council have better ideas than that! They decide to spend thousands on cars with cameras all over them, they then pay someone to drive around spying on people that live in Wolverhampton, why didn't I think of that.
The point to this blog is before our governments go fighting oppressive governments around the world they should stop being an oppressive, hypocritical government themselves. If our governments was as desperate to fight oppression in their own countries as they are in the Middle east I believe we would all benefit greatly.