The secret which is not a secret. We’re just not allowed to know, under criminal penalty. An earlier blog on this site discussed the use of “cognitive dissonance” a deliberate propaganda tactic used on mainstream media to disorient the audience, to soften them up for forcing acceptance of ideas the audience would otherwise reject.
Our governments have become so corrupt and contemptuous of their electorates that they now play Tweedle-de-dum’s and Tweedle-de-dee’s games with us – words mean what they tell us they mean.
War is peace. Freedom is slavery. The Ministry of Truth is working overtime.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership suggests Obama has no sense of irony http://gu.com/p/48895/stw
AAV:/ Fiscal Multiplication explained http://anotherangryvoice.blogspot.com/2012/10/what-is-fiscal-multiplication-explained.html?spref=tw
Money is not only the life-blood of the economy – but of society. As a means of exchange it allows constructive work to be done and legitimate needs to be met. In exchange for work, the worker receives money which he then uses to pay for shelter, food and taxes to the government which enables the government to do its work. Additional income supports many shops and manufacturers as he buys clothes and a car. Don’t pay the worker – and why should he work? He doesn’t have money to furnish his needs and becomes desperate. The government receives no taxes, people who provide services and produce cannot earn, and society grinds to a stop.
Money in the workers hand keeps society functioning. Draining money out of the economy has the opposite effect. Five people earning £20k will spend all that money in the local economy, supporting business. One person earning £100k will not be spending it in the local economy, but likely stashing most of it in tax-exempt off-shore accounts. The local economy is shrunk by the amount of money drained from it.
Low paid or no-paid workers have no money to spend, again starving the local economy.
Customers buying imported goods are draining money overseas.
Migrant workers, sending most of their money home are draining the local economy.
Customers spending in non-tax paying multi-nationals and not local firms are draining money out of their local economy.
The governments excessive taxes, especially when they are not re-invested in providing local services (which returns money to people to spend, supporting business) are another drain.
Governmental apathy in the face of off-shoring jobs are draining the economy.
It is simple economics. A child could understand it, so it is not credible that our government with all the expertise at their disposal, doesn’t. So why have they deliberately adopted policies which are not only damaging to the economy but very destructive for the population?
The direction of these policies is to strip the wealth from everyone in society into the pockets of the elite, while reducing most of us to slavery. A glance at the history books or even a newspaper would confirm that governments which attack, abuse and enslave their populations are not rare.
It has happened before. It has happened elsewhere. And there is no reason why Western democracies should be exempt.
To protect ourselves we need to challenge the government’s lies and use every legitimate device to hold them to account.
Scapegoating the unemployed, the ill and elderly for the situation our governments have deliberately brought about, is despicable.
None of us voted for serfdom. Nobody needs a class of overlords. Kings and aristocracy are historically redundant. Let it stay that way.
After the election the post-mortems start. Labour was it’s own worst enemy in this election. Historically the Labour Party was the party that represented the interests of the ordinary working man, whose concerns are simple and straightforward. The availability of good, decently paid jobs; the availability of decent affordable housing; secure pensions; education and training are good too as offering the opportunity to better themselves.
But we are now living in the new global economy, where the world’s multi-nationals and elites see no reason to pay higher wages than they need in a world surfeit of manpower. Drop all national borders, allow free world-wide movement of labour and you can get a desperate African, Indian, Chinese or Eastern European to work for a fraction of the wages, live six to a room, accept any dangerous and exploitative work conditions and be completely happy because their wages are multiples of what they would earn at home.
The message of all the main British political parties to the working class might as well be – drop dead. We don’t need you anymore.
Under Blair, Labour divorced itself from its roots, as if it was ashamed of its origins. It became hard to distinguish between the policies of the Conservatives and Labour as they both competed for the middle ground among the electorate while applying the same neo-liberal, globalist policies. The working class was effectively disenfranchised.
Sadly, Bob Crow passed away last year at a too early age. He spoke for the interests of the working people – something which the Labour Party has abandoned in favour of posturing on the world stage.
Election 2015: Coalition government builder | via @Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/general-election-2015/11562365/Election-2015-Coalition-Builder-pick-your-own-government.html
The Extreme Centre: A Warning – Socialist Review http://socialistreview.org.uk/400/extreme-centre-warning#.VUW6o2HHykE.twitter