Working Class Hero’s

With a tear in my eye and a heavy heart I write this blog.  My mind tells me ‘no this is a mistake’ but my heart assures me ‘following your integrity is never a mistake’.

Political views are not my strong point, but my heart and strength of character are; just like most other working class people.  Friday 24th June 2016 opened my eyes to a how badly the working class are treated here in the UK.  I am part of that class and I am fighting back.

You may notice some grammar mistakes in this blog, but you will also hopefully feel genuineness, warmth, emotional intelligence, empathy, passion, strength, courage and honesty.  You see those are just every day qualities that you find amongst the working class.  Those are the qualities lacking in today’s politics.

Most working class have to contend with caring for their loved ones and neighbours as well as themselves, that is what it means to be working class.  Some may have to turn to food banks and stand in a line, holding their hands out to receive some help to survive. Most who do have to endure that, would share what they have with anyone around them, if someone was in need.  So some may be a little too busy to study politics, and why would they if they have the time?  Who in politics is an inspiring leader for the working class?

Some make it into middle class and go off to University and get a career.  Others may marry someone who can provide well or develop a trade/business and earn good money. Few that do this manage to retain the heart they was born to have and develop instead that ability to look like they are sucking lemons as they compare how low some others now appear to them.

We once had a labour party who would stand for the working class and bring them together and the love and belonging was also rich with pride.  Sadly we lost that when Labour began to lose sight of the rich values the working class could bring into politics.

Well now the working class as usual are being blamed for making the worst mistake in history, as the middle class pee in their pants.  This may be the first time in a long time that the middle class are actually paying much attention to the working class.  Unfortunately the lemon lips are out and comments like ‘they should not be allowed to vote’ and ‘vile right wing monsters’ and ‘they do not even understand what they are voting for’ are just some examples of the attention the working class get.  I genuinely do not know any racist working class person.  I know people who are tired of immigration being a concern, whilst some of the issues amongst working class are ignored, but not racist.

Friday was not about class, people of all classes voted for and against.  I think the majority of working class would vote against, but the reasons for that I don’t think was about ignorance, I think it was due to people feeling like they are not seen in their own Country, so what chance would they have in the EU?  I think it was about the middle class offering their idea of what may be a great for the UK, but the working class doubting that, due to it coming from people who are unable to see their worth.  Some abuse the working class like it is a second nature to them and a necessity, so why would their ideals be trusted?

I believe the attitude of the ignorant forced the working class into a corner.  Now the blame is going to the usual scapegoat, the working class, with the middle class unable to self reflect and take any responsibility for how their attitudes are shaping this Country.

Let’s just hope that there will be more scope for the working class to be seen and have a voice in the future.  Hopefully what this country lacks in politics, the working class can get a chance to contribute.  It does not matter about those that look down their noses. The working class have strong hearts and can deal with that and overcome that, as those attitudes fade into insignificance compared to the strength and resilience amongst the working class.

England is lacking great leaders.  Hopefully soon someone will step in and help use the heart of the working class, to channel what they have to offer and make this Country great.  Without the values of the working class, this Country will always be shallow and less effective.  It is not about qualifications, or political thinking, it is about integrity and strength of spirit and the richest pool of those qualities, is amongst our working class.


“Working Class Hero”

As soon as you’re born they make you feel small
By giving you no time instead of it all
‘Til the pain is so big you feel nothing at allA working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to beThey hurt you at home and they hit you at school
They hate you if you’re clever and they despise a fool
‘Til you’re so fucking crazy you can’t follow their rulesA working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to beWhen they’ve tortured and scared you for 20 odd years
Then they expect you to pick a career
When you can’t really function, you’re so full of fear

A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

Keep you doped with religion, and sex, and T.V.
And you think you’re so clever and classless and free
But you’re still fucking peasants as far as I can see

A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

There’s room at the top they are telling you still
But first you must learn how to smile as you kill
If you want to be like the folks on the hill

A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

If you want to be a hero well just follow me
If you want to be a hero well just follow me

Angela Neild
Proud working class.



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