This article was first posted here on 31st May 2011.
I believe it was Lloyd George, the early twentieth century British politician, who first coined the phrase, "Homes fit for heroes", when campaigning for re-election after the First World War.
The returning heroes and heroines of the Great War should have at the very least found a land that showed its appreciation for their sacrifices by allowing them to own their own homes for a reasonable price.
In reality things hadn't changed from a hundred years earlier, when veterans of Wellington's victorious army were within a few years reduced to selling matches on the streets in order to survive.
Now in 2011, when for the thousandth time many of our young men and women are fighting foreign wars - wars created and stoked up by the financial "elite" of the corrupt international banking system - they are coming back to be homeless in their own country.
Many, of course, don't come back alive, or return with hideous injuries that have wrecked their young lives. They have to accept pitiful financial help from the government - far less than the average "celebrity" receives in a silly libel action - to help pay for the ongoing care they'll need for the rest of their lives.
But those who do manage to return to civilian life uninjured then have to join the rest of the youth of our country in tackling the almost hopeless task of getting their own house.
The bankster-inspired recession has meant that house prices have continued to rise while wages and salaries of ordinary folk have stagnated. And house-building is at its lowest for over a hundred years.
Even in wartime we were building more houses than we are now. Only the rich can afford their own home without a lengthy struggle to save a deposit.
In fact here in Britain the average deposit required to purchase a house is approaching £30,000 (about $50,000 USD). Not so long ago that amount could have purchased outright a very comfortable, spacious house in any area other than the big cities.
And after saving such a large sum the house owner then has to mortgage himself for 30 years or more with a horrendous debt that takes the lion's share of his salary each month.
How the banksters are laughing. What fools we are for having allowed this pitiful state of affairs to have come about in what was not so long ago a mighty country and seat of a worldwide empire.
The banksters are refusing to lend enough money to would-be home buyers, in spite of having more than enough under the rules of their sick system. House builders are also suffering at the hands of the financiers in a similar way, hence the shortage of new housing.
As a result five million people here in Great Britain are on council house waiting lists, with millions more living in overcrowded, sub-standard conditions. At the same time, huge million pound properties in Central London and other cities are let out at the taxpayer's expense to foreigners who have come to Britain to live off the backs of us ordinary working folk.
In town and country, houses that would otherwise be available to our own young people are instead occupied by rich foreigners, or by other rich people as "weekend retreats", and so kept empty for much of the time.
This is the result of having an "open market" decide the price of houses, of allowing millions of inassimilable foreigners into our own breeding ground to out-breed us, and of allowing rich celebrities and banksters and all the other favoured yet useless classes who seem to be good at amassing large sums of money to own as many houses as they want, where they want.
It's also the result, let's not forget, of having been duped into accepting as "normal" a debt-based money system that makes sense only to the international financial "elite", the "hidden hand" behind modern history.
Who in their right minds, if they weren't corrupt, would accept a banking system which has resulted, as of November 2010, in a national debt burden of £2,492bn when the total amount of money in circulation is only £2,186bn, a discrepancy of some £306bn?
There's not enough money in circulation to repay all the money we supposedly owe to the banks. Not that the banksters want their debts to be repaid - they love to be the debt-masters, calling the tune, responsible to no-one but themselves, telling debtor-governments and compliant politicians what to do (and what not to do) and arranging their "super-government administrations" to shepherd us all into an Orwellian nightmare of a world government.
The banksters, through their controlled media (96 per cent or so), will mercilessly attack any man or woman strong enough to stand up to them and draw attention to their crimes.
But we need such a man - and soon. Or it will be too late.