"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."

Friday, 1 October 2010

Keep Tweaking The Curtain

There's quite a bit in the press today about the economy and jobs but no-one ever looks behind the curtain. Cameron knows what's going on, as did Blair and Brown, but when people look around for someone to blame and their eyes fall on the nearest subject, eg, the Labour Party and Gordon Brown, they're missing the bigger picture. Politicians are guilty of complicity but they're not the instigators. They are a distraction; they're chaff thrown up to take the flak while the banking cartels escape real scrutiny.

They're all rewarded though.  Seats are kept warm for them in global organisations: the IMF, the WTO, the EU, NATO.  They won't be taxed to within an inch of their lives; they won't feel a cut in public services (who was the last politician to catch a bus?) and the police will be on their doorstep like a shot if they report a crime.   The whole thing stinks.

Daily Telegraph 1
Daily Mail
Daily Telegraph 2
The Independent

Watch the language:

Do you really think this doesn't apply to Britain too? Do you really think we are immune?

Next week at the Conservative Party conference and in three weeks when the Comprehensive Spending Review is detailed, does anyone think the government will say anything other than, 'the previous govt is to blame'; 'we must all tighten our belts'; 'we're all in this together'? I don't. I don't expect any meaningful reform of the banking sector either - even Carswell's proposed Bank of England Act 2010 is only a half-way measure.

When our elected representatives suck up to indicted war criminals in the name of big business you have to wonder what happened to ethics and morality in government and how we can turn things around in a peaceful way.

PS I see that, amongst many other things, I haven't mentioned corporatism in this post, so here it is: Corporatism.


  1. I do not believe we can turn things round in a peaceful way, GV. Sadly. However the internet remains a powerful weapon to hold the sh**s to account.

  2. Neither do I, OR, but I was hoping someone, somewhere would. 'Left' and 'right' is a false dichotomy - I think we could all come together on this if the majority of people learned and understood what's happened rather than turn on each other. Today's press is full of acts of cruelty, deliberate and casual, towards each other.

    For how long the internet will remain free is a subject of many posts - most countries, incl. Britain, now have plans in place to regulate it, all in the name of cyber-security, of course.


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