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Sad so many buy in to confidence trick; & COMMENT DEBATE YOUR LETTERS TO THE NATIONAL NEWSPAPER OF WALES.

* SIR - The ancient meaning of jubilee meant a time when debts were cancelled, land was redistributed and slaves freed.

With the Queen's Jubilee we have a time of forced austerity when debts are increased (as wages and benefits are cut), very few people can afford to buy a house (let alone land) and wage-slavery/exploitation is the name of the great capitalist game.

As the Queen and the aristocracy sail down the Thames in their golden barge (waved on by those duped by patriotism) we should take note of the famous phrase "bread and circuses". What better way to deflect people's attention, albeit briefly, from the greatest swindle of history? If exploitation through wage-slavery weren't bad enough, the ruling class rub salt into our open wounds when they spend millions of pounds on the Queen and the aristocracy to keep them in a life of leisure and luxury.

Not for Mrs Windsor the weekly giro and hassle to find a job or the daily hardship to make ends meet. No, she gets a fortune on a plate, not because she was democratically elected but because of an accident of birth or the fact "God" ordained it.

How the aristocracy came to power over the years has been based on violence and blood. Whether it was the expulsion of the peasantry from the land to accommodate the lucrative Flanders wool trade or the clearing of the Highlands, one thing is absolutely certain, they empower themselves at our expense.

Those that glory in the union flag should look at the history of "our" Empire and weep. It's so sad that so many good people have bought into this great confidence trick.

TERRY BANFIELD (Anarchist Federation) Croesyceiliog, Gwent
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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Jun 6, 2012
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