"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Saturday, 2 January 2010

Why Bother Voting?

Or, come to that, why bother with taking any political stance?  Cameron started the electoral ball rolling this morning in Witney with his speech about the need for change in the country and he's right, we do need change; I'm just not sure he's capable of producing a change which will truly benefit the British people.

The London office of the European Council on Foreign Relations opened in October 2007.  It's the largest of five existing offices across Europe with three more in the planning.

According to their website "...the London office designs most of ECFR's policy interventions, manages funder and Council relations, runs media and advocacy campaigns, and provides strategic advice to ECFR offices across Europe

Hosted by the Open Society Foundation, the London office also provides research space to the majority of ECFR's policy fellows and acts as the organisation's voice within the United Kingdom. Many prominent British policy-makers, parliamentarians and intellectuals have joined ECFR. The list of Council Members includes:

Charles Clarke - MP; former Home Secretary
Robert Cooper - Director General for External and Politico-Military Affairs; Council of the EU
Andrew Duff - Member of European Parliament
Brian Eno - Musician and Producer
Timothy Garton Ash - Professor of European Studies, Oxford University
Anthony Giddens - Emeritus Professor, London School of Economics
Heather Grabbe - Executive Director, Open Society Institute - Brussels
Mary Kaldor - Professor, London School of Economics
Glenys Kinnock - Minister for Europe; former Member of European Parliament
Adam Lury - CEO, Menemsha Ltd, [+ Founding member of ECFR & trustee of One World Action]
Chris Patten - Chancellor of Oxford University and co-chair of the International Crisis Group; former EU Commissioner
Andrew Puddephatt - Director, Global Partners & Associated Ltd.
Sigrid Rausing - Founder, Sigrid Rausing Trust
George Robertson - former Secretary General of NATO
Stephen Wall - Chairman, Hill and Knowlton (Public Affairs EMEA); former Europe advisor to Tony Blair  [ H&K  is a global PR firm]
Shirley Williams - Professor Emeritus, Kennedy School of Government and former Leader of the Liberal Democrats..."

If you scroll further down their website you'll see that many of their key positions in London are taken by foreigners.

Their offices are "hosted" by the Open Society Foundation London which is backed by the Open Society Institute which, in turn, is backed by the Soros Foundation.

George Soros is the man who was convicted by a French court of insider trading in 1988 and who made a fortune when Sterling crashed out of the ERM in 1992.

All this is just part of a spider's web. Was it Gordon Brown who said there must be no more 'Gentlemen's Clubs'?  It seems to me that our future has already been decided by this very rich and powerful elite who speak their own language, scratch each others' backs and, generally speaking, stitch up the rest of us.

There is nothing we can do to prise their hands from power and control. We have the delusion of democracy and Cameron will change nothing.  As history has shown, it will be left to the people.

PS: Just for the record, yes, I do still intend to vote and I think every eligible person in the country should get out and vote.


  1. It's a second division Bilderberger club. Still dangerous for all that.

  2. Nice one GV - Cameron is an opportunist (and a spineless one at that) who will say and do anything to remain in the EU, who no more believes in democracy than did Stalin!

  3. GV,

    ps, as you may have gathered I am not a fan!

  4. When they talk about change, the mean change for us, not them and not the system save to advantage it for them.
    Either that or they mean to rob you of the change left in your pockets after paying the state.

  5. It is OR - there are too many of these cosy pan-global elites around. It would be interesting to see who sits on what body and how many overlap.

    Yes, I know you're not a fan Mr W ;-) Cameron may be well-intentioned but I doubt he has the wherewithal to actually do anything - but then neither have Pearson of UKIP or Griffin of BNP.

  6. I think you've got it in one QM. They really are an elite of power-brokers and global wealth distribution (ours, not theirs).

  7. I must admit I don't know who I could vote for if I were over there now.

  8. Welcome to the new Selectocracy.

  9. Hello WL, I hope you enjoyed your Sicilian celebrations :-) It is tricky to decide who to vote for now; I've always been a Con and I'm reluctant to let go. Cameron talks of decimating the quangocracy but there's nothing concrete as yet - perhaps closer to the election. On the other hand, Labour set a judicial precedent in 2008 when a court ruled that "manifesto pledges are not subject to legitimate expectation" and therefore can't be relied upon. In other words, they're worthless.

    Yes, these organisations are everywhere Banned, all inter-connected and recruiting like-minded people. Agenda 21 is another path to the same destination.

  10. Phew GV a cup of tea? More like a bottle of something. That took some reading.

    It's all part of the New World Order as we say.


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