The last thing that those in charge want is a meritocracy with everyone in the world able to fulfil their full potential.
Structural handicaps are there for a reason. Discrimination against women, often applied ” barefoot and pregnant” takes half the race out of the competition for life’s goodies, while ensuring a large supply of free/low cost goodies for everyone else – dumping the unpaid drudgery on them, and endless supply of dirt cheap labour, and prostitution. No, the exploitation of women is not stupid, it is a bonanza for the exploiters. Thus the rage against feminists and anyone else attempting to free the golden goose.
The classics of course are slavery and racism. Label a group of people slaves, and then having categorised them as garbage, give yourself the right to treat them as garbage, because THEY, not you, have no value. But then insist these WORTHLESS people work for you. Whatzat? The people labelled are garbage, NOT the people who attached the label? And worthless people are expected to work their b…s off? I thought they were worthless. Surely you don’t get anything useful, like work, out of worthless people. Another con trick, which somehow those with higher social clout get away with. Why is that? Why do we believe lies and blatant rubbish when it comes from the mouths of the higher ups?
Combining slavery with race is a clever move. Otherwise the slavers must make a big investment in differentiating the people oppressed who otherwise are identical to their oppressors. Can a Western eye tell the difference between an Untouchable and a Brahmin? White bonded labour to the United States looked the same as every other migrant. Try and blend in if you are African.
And just to make sure there was no blending, laws were invented to outlaw inter-race marriages.
Laws to maintain, enforce or create, social demarcations of privilege, are no accident and historically cover a huge area of legislation. Bias in the laws is easily discernible. They follow a consistent pattern of protecting the rights and privileges of the haves, while obstructing the have-nots at every turn.
If a person on the bottom rung of society wants to raise herself, everyone in society will want to raise themselves to maintain the differentials. Easier just to crush that person out of existence. A woman? Good, all women are prostitutable. Let her channel male frustrations and make lotsa money for other men, higher ups somewhere siphoning off their tithe.
A frustrated worker realising he will never get promoted no matter how good he is, however hard he works, decides to evade the structure by starting his own business – create a sea of legislation so that business start-ups are only possible for the already privileged.
An entire social class manages to raise itself on the basis of its education, work and initiative – trash them all back into the gutter by flooding the market with cheap labour, allow crime to run rampant, remove social protections, stigmatise that group by association with the imported criminals and bingo! Satisfactory status quo restored. Oh, and steal their worked for wealth. Now they are labelled as criminals, you can pretend that it was the proceeds of crime.
Above all intelligence and creativity have to be crushed. Dumb down the culture. This hampers intelligent people because the dummies don’t understand what they are talking about, when they explain what is happening. Creative people work out ways to get round the handicaps so legislation is in a constant game of catch-up to prevent people un-handicapping themselves. Ancient laws both Hebrew and Arab criminalised women passing as men, as a way of throwing off the female handicap. The cultural practice of a man holding another man’s balls when concluding a contract ensured women could not step outside the role men imposed on them. Individuals who realised they could avoid the high cost of housing and high rents which meant they could never afford to buy, who bought a garage to live in, suddenly found there was legislation which did not allow them to live in a garage, and they were visited by the police, a luxury that victims of burglary can’t expect. The general experience of the lower classes. You can rely on the police to be there to interfere and obstruct harmless activities, but if laws are being broken against you, if you are being attacked, they are strangely absent and indifferent.
Every time a subordinate finds a way to counter a handicap, a law is implemented to block their avenue of escape. Like Gulliver in Lilliput, an ordinary person can hardly use any initiative without being immobilised by thousands of tiny, unbreakable cords.
Is this how slavery is advanced? In multiple tiny steps?
What those in charge fear most are the people in society, not of their elite, who are intelligent, talented, enterprising, hard-working, socially co-operative, creative and lateral thinkers. The feudal overlords have nightmares about the intelligent peasant, the archetypal problem-solver, who might one day solve the problem of why their life is so difficult.
Let’s look at the ingredients, and guess what is brewing in the pot.
? Many experts predict a monetary crash – hyper-inflation. Not surprising when money has been printed like confetti.
? The elite have prepared themselves, granting themselves millionaire salaries and buying up properties.
? Our laws have become remarkably flexible regarding confiscation of property, whether houses, land and wealth, often under the pretext of asset forfeiture laws. Junior relative smoked a roach? Bang goes your house. And what about those mass illegal foreclosures?
? The government wants to know precisely what wealth everyone in the country has.
? Direct confiscation of money from bank accounts. (Cyprus) pretext money-laundering.
? The police openly confiscate lawfully gained money from motorists.
? Police and security at airlines routinely conduct invasive body searches, pretext drugs, but it could equally be for money.
? Sneak and peak laws, permitting searches of your premises when you are out. (So don’t try hiding money or other items of value at home).
? Laws permitting government seizure of food in the event of an “emergency”. Who defines emergency?
? Targets of gang stalking report their food is often stolen. (Are the lackey’s of the elite being trained to “live off the land?”
How is this for a theory. When the crash comes, the elite have no intention of spending any of their precious resources in paying wages or providing food to those who protect them, work for them and carry out their wishes. So they are normalising theft as a means of self-support for their slaves. When the crash comes there will be three classes of people. The protected elite, their slaves and the rest of the populace who will be fair game to have any/all of their assets seized for the welfare of the elite and their stooges.
No, whatever is being cooked up at the moment, doesn’t smell like apple pie.
Pretend, just for the sake of argument, that we are being ruled by criminals whose ambition is to commit the Grand Theft of stealing EVERYTHING that everyone owns, and reduce everyone to slavery.
In a democratic country, under rule of law, how could that be accomplished?
Our laws protect us. As citizens we have rights. Institutions such as banks, pension providers, taxation, employment and other official records and bureaucracies are run honestly, legally and with professional integrity by people of integrity who can be trusted.
Who is best placed to corrupt an entire society? Who knows how everything works and can pull strings in every area of society?
The first safeguard of a citizen is that he is law-abiding. In a rule of law society the only justification that the state has to interfere in a citizen’s life is criminal behaviour. Against criminals the state has the right to pry…
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– then they won’t have the time , energy or resources for insurrection.
I wonder …
It can take a lifetime for a poor person to work their way out of poverty. After a lifetime of work they might just have become comfortably off, able to relax a little from a lifetime’s work, and have something to leave their children, so that their children can start a little way up the ladder, and not spend their lifetime working and living in poverty.
Even the poor can raise themselves given a chance.
But if they did, say an entire working class group of people did, where would you get the workers to work for joke wages, year after year, decade after decade? When workers reach a certain standard of wages, work and living conditions, they will resist working for anything less.
You don’t want the children of the poor to raise themselves out of poverty. You want them to spend their lifetime’s too, scrabbling for a pittance, living in cramped conditions just like their parents did.
You devise ways to make sure one generation who raised themselves from poverty cannot pass on their wealth, worked for and amassed over a lifetime to their children.
You don’t repeat the mistakes you made in allowing that one generation to lift themselves. You take those opportunities away. You take away access to education, decent affordable housing, reliable free health care, self-education opportunities and libraries. You flood the labour market with cheap labour so that only the elite can access jobs paying higher than subsistence. You make it impossible for people to by-pass the system by starting up their own businesses.
You infiltrate charities and divert the bulk of those resources, given in compassion and to help others, into the pockets of your own elite.
When all else fails, you just steal their money, in complex white collar crimes, which are difficult to unravel, and which the establishment just “does not have the resources” to investigate.
Those silly, trusting, hard-working serfs with their naive faith in the value of hard work and social justice.
Why they ever thought they would be allowed to work their way out of the gutter and make a better life for their children.
Reading this you know where you rank on the social ladder. Perhaps you self-identify as professional class, or skilled, working class, lower middle class or upper middle class, and I am sure you have ranked yourself correctly and those around you would agree. However, you are mistaken.
There are only two classes in the world. The ruling elite and the rest, whom they view as slaves. Because they view you as a slave they believe they have the right to determine how you live, how hard you work, what you get paid, and everything that belongs to you, belongs to them. So they don’t view it as stealing when they strip you of your resources. They just view it as accessing their entitlement.
Perhaps you disagree. You were born securely middle class, or you were born lower middle class or working class and obtained qualifications or started a business and achieved economic success. The people surrounding you accept and respect the social status you have worked hard to achieve. But the opinion of those people don’t matter. They are slaves like you. As far as the people at the top are concerned, anyone not born to their social group are subordinate to them and will remain subordinate no matter what they do. The people at the top don’t recognise your status and never will. They are the aristocrats and you are the commoners and nothing you do will ever change that.
The way it works is this. If what we had was a genuine class system, where people on the basis of merit and work could advance themselves, the top echelon would be faced with continuous competition from beneath. Intelligent, hard working working class men and women, which includes all ethnic groups, would compete with their middle class “superiors” for jobs, and get them. Some of those middle class people would be out-competed from those jobs and have to take lesser employment. The best of the middle class, including those promoted from the working class would then be competing with the highest rank of society.
It is obvious this does not happen. Not only do working class people with education, hard work and good character not get middle class jobs in competition with those born middle class, inferior middle class people often get the jobs instead. Also the best of the middle class never penetrate the top group who operate the strictest of closed shops with regard to membership.
People with status, any kind of status support these exclusionary practices, as they would lose their social position if free and open competition occurred. They keep their status by preventing competition from happening. So long as no-one is allowed to compete with them, they cannot lose.
But you say, that can’t be right. You got an education, you worked hard in your field and now you are a recognised expert. Or alternatively you have worked up a successful business from scratch. Yes, the people around you will respect you for that. But the people at the top don’t. From their point of view you are a successful peasant and a potential threat. And if you have acquired wealth, they want it. In their view, you belong to them and that includes all your assets.
To sum up. You think you can earn status. You are mistaken. To the people in charge there are only two classes of people. Themselves, the ruling group, and everyone else whom they view as property that they are free to exploit.
So what can you do if the ruling group does not recognise any status in anyone except themselves. That they exempt themselves from laws while vigorously applying laws to everyone else in service of their own interests.
It is up to you. Going along with the status quo means consenting to living as a slave. The alternative is to reform society to a genuine class society, where people can work to increase their social position which will be recognised by everyone, including those at the top, all subordinate to the protection of rule of law. The society we were fooled into believing we had.
My parents were working class. My father, born in rural Northern Ireland in 1905, finished school aged 14, then worked at a number of jobs acquiring skills as he went, until he finally went to night classes and passed his radio exams and became a Radio Officer in the Merchant Navy. By which stage he could do plumbing, brick laying, tiling, plastering, wiring, and some mechanics. Basically he was a mechanical and electrical genius. If it was a machine or used electricity he could fix it.
My mother’s background was mixed. Her father was a brick-layer, and had also been a policeman. But her mother came from an upper middle class family, where the daughters had been disinherited, and therefore de-statused by their brothers, a not uncommon occurrence in the 19th century. She was one of the most intelligent people I have ever met, coldly analytic, never overlooking a detail. She became a Head Librarian.
I was raised in the countryside. We had few relatives, as my mother’s family lived in Australia and my father, marrying late, many of his relatives had already died. So I was raised in near social isolation, and grew up with no awareness of social class. Nor was I taught to have any. My parents view was life, and your status, was what you made it. Get educated, work hard, and employers recognising your merit would promote you. A naive view that I entirely believed. But a view I soon found was not shared by the peasant (anthropological term) culture, that I lived in. Not having any recognition of social class distinctions I accepted people as I found them. I liked people who were intelligent and creative, who were interested in doing things and thinking things. And this was the basis on which I accorded other people respect. But peasant society’s do not work like that. People are accorded respect according to their birth, the status of their parents. You are supposed to grovel to the higher-ups and you can treat as you like anyone you perceive as being lower-status to yourself. If you are perceived as lower rank, but have higher ability, you will be shunned and treated as an “upstart”, someone with views ” above their station”. So, I didn’t get on with Irish culture, to say the least. I had arrived at the conclusion that the entire human race were witless ass-holes by the age of 30, when I moved to England for work, and discovered everyone was not the same.
I had rejected the peasant model of rigid social class stratification, but I still held the view that social status was something that you worked for and could achieve. I still lacked any sense of class identity both in myself and others. You know the expression “colour blind”. Well, I was class blind. I still accepted people as I found them, without prejudice but having a preference for associating with intelligent, creative and active people. I had had an excellent Northern Irish education – alongwith the Scots, the Nth Irish working class placed a high value on education, and I supposed now I was living somewhere where I could find work, it would be onwards and upwards from hereon in.
Perhaps it does work that way for men. But I soon found out working in offices that just because I had no awareness, nor interest in anyone else’s supposed social class, only being concerned with getting the job done in as harmonious way as possible, for other people social class was a major preoccupation. A bit like race, but without the colour. And apparently, both my parents being honest working people all their lives, well-read and well- educated, meant that I was somehow inferior to the daughters of the shop assistant’s, whose qualifications were inferior to mine, that I was working with. It soon became clear that my role in the office setting, on the lowest grade, was to be the office donkey. That neither my qualifications nor hard-work were ever going to gain me a promotion over the middle-class wives. When I found other well-qualified, experienced working class women, running offices virtually on their own, on the point of retirement, and still on the lowest clerical grade, I realised I was wasting my time. I moved out of office work to become a postman, with a large increase in pay, a pension, good holidays, a fair work distribution, and after dealing with neurotic, obsessed, narrow-minded bitchy women, dealing with sexism from the men was child’s play.
But I digress. I was starting to learn about social class. That no-one is going to support meritocracy, except for themselves. That everyone’s fall-back position when faced with anyone with higher ability but lower status, is to pull rank. And the barriers go up alongwith all the ammunition, that we, the middle class are the sole owners of law-abiding ness, morality, sanity, decency, and a work ethic, and if you are lower class and present with qualifications and good work you must be a fraud, as you belong to the work-shy, skiving, criminal classes, who need to be kept out of middle-class venues for middle class protection.
As an aside I have to add that it is more than a tad irritating being treated as a criminal by the society you live in when you are not one. As I am not a criminal I would never lift my hand against these people, but after a lifetime of gratuitous abuse if, or when, they all go down in flames, I will not feel one iota of concern. Humanity has lost my good will.
I was slow to learn, but classism was not a one-off invention for my benefit. I have been surrounded by honest, hard-working, law-abiding, enterprising, working class people my entire life. They are the antithesis of the criminal classes. Everything they have, they worked hard for. And those that succeeded mainly did so by avoiding social structures controlled by the middle classes. They either were promoted on the basis of merit in working-class settings, either factory work or became self-employed and ran their own businesses. And I am talking about success by any standards. People reaching top management positions, people building up businesses worth millions.
So much is self-evident. What is not obvious is what I discovered last year after being subjected to bizarre behaviour from a relative. Totally baffled, I enquired on Wiki what the behaviour meant and they told me it was “gaslighting” a term I had never heard of. When I researched “gaslighting” I found ” gang stalking” which described the kind of events that had been happening to me since attending Ulster University ( Coleraine campus) in the 1970s, and ever since.
And a startling pattern became clear. Working class and ethnic people associated with me – people who had made good, mainly by building up businesses so they had substantial assets, had been stripped of their resources – conned or swindled out of their savings, houses or businesses.
The only conclusion I can arrive at is meritocracy is a sham to disguise the fact that our class system is in fact a rigid caste system, where those in charge fully embrace the peasant culture ideology that people must be confined to the social class they were born to and any who dare to lift themselves from the gutter are fair game to have the proceeds of their work stripped from them and pushed back into the gutter where they belong. That the ruling class view everyone not ruling class as slaves, who are expected to work for nothing, accept any and every abuse, and all that belongs to us, belongs to them, that they can help themselves to at their leisure.
As a general rule, working class people are object/task oriented and middle class people are people- oriented. One source of class friction is the middle class tendency to like to have servants versus the working class aversion to being servants. Working class people are happy to be workers – a relationship to a job well done, which produces job satisfaction and self respect, as distinct to being a lackey, which does not involve obtaining any skills and destroys self respect.
The coal face of class friction is at its peak at the distinction between working class and lower middle class. Upper working class people are the skilled artisans. The nature of their work employs intelligence, creativity, accuracy, skill, focus and creates a highly self-sufficient mentality with a tendency to be intolerant of human interference – when you have got a job to do, people are pests. You just want to be left alone to get on with it.
Lower middle class people have the middle class focus of being people oriented rather than object oriented, but often their status relies totally on birth. They may be quite low in intelligence and have little ability nor the inclination to obtain hard skills. They are conscious of their low status within the middle class grouping, and also conscious they lack the intelligence to improve their standing. And they are very conscious of the social class below them – the working class, many of whom have higher technical ability, intelligence and drive. The last thing a lower middle class person of low ability with only his/her social class to claim “superiority” wants to see is a meritocratic society where people can advance themselves socially on the basis of merit. They know in such a system they would lose.
This is an essential class conflict. The upward aspiring, capable working class versus the mediocre lower middle class who stand to lose if working class people have the chance to succeed. Because the lower middle class cannot compete on fair terms, they resort to unfair methods, cheating and sabotage. The mind set that emerges is working class people are fair game if the dirty tricks used have the result of keeping working class people “in their place”. Both sexes are active in the process. A lower middle class woman, with little ability and unpleasant personality does not want to face competition for “her” men and the jobs she wants, with an intelligent working class woman, with a good personality, who has career ambitions. A popular method for taking the working class woman out of the competition is to slander her reputation. Respectability is prized by working class people. They know it is the foundation of social inclusion, and unlike higher social class groupings, they have to work for it, it is not granted for nothing. Unfortunately, a good reputation, hard worked for, is easily destroyed by lies from a higher social class person, and readily believed by those higher social classes. Why not? It is a cheap and easy way to eliminate competition. In the case of men whom society has granted a stronger immunity against personal attacks, sabotaging the mans work is the preferred method or rigging circumstances to make it appear he is a thief.
The different psychology of the working class and middle class leads to different choices in job occupations. Working class men often choose to become soldiers. This has the bonus of teaching useful skills, and caters to the tendency to deal with the problem by identifying who is the cause, then shooting them, as opposed to talking to them, which is the middle class way. (Joke). The lower middle class alternative is to join the police.
It is immediately obvious that police recruited largely from the ranks of the lower middle class, are likely to take a dim view that protecting working class people is part of their job, and with the – it’s OK to sabotage any working class person – especially one who shows they have the ability to succeed – of the lower middle class mind-set – the police more than any other occupation (apart from the security services) are optimally placed to abuse their special privileges to oppress working class people.
Which leads to the traditional enmity between the working class and the police.
There is also a political angle to the class divide. Working class people, experiencing direct social oppression (similar in a lot of ways to racism) tend to communism. Lower middle class people, obsessed with protecting their social position and “keeping the lower orders in their place ie, beneath them, tend to fascism.
Of course, in an intelligent, rational, civilised society, this squalid class struggle would never be allowed to happen. Many people of all classes of society are perfectly happy with the idea and the reality, of a fair society where anyone can improve their social position on the basis of merit. The only people against it are those who because of their intrinsic inferiority, often combined with an unjustified sense of superiority, recognise if open competition was permitted, they would lose.
Which leads us to the crucial class grouping with relevance to this particular conflict. The ruling class. In the absence of a meritocracy, the ruling class are not the best in society who have worked their way up to the highest echelon from every rank of society, to the top. The ruling class are almost entirely composed of people born to that status. They are conscious that there are very many people in the lower ranks of society who are more intelligent, more creative, more ambitious and hard working and skilled. This social class, also cannot take the competition. In common with the other social class in society, the lower middle class, because they know they cannot retain their position with fair competition, they deal with the situation by not allowing it. Some battles are won by not fighting them. Don’t allow competition to happen, and you cannot lose. At the same time you can exploit the unique privileges of your position to sabotage any underlings who are capable and socially ambitious – and you can take out a major bloc of competition in society by supporting the police in their sabotage of the working class.
Where the police assist in suppressing the working class, the security services are the tool the upper classes use to suppress everybody. To prevent competition from high talent, which inevitably occurs in a sophisticated society, competition is eliminated by recruiting, so far as it’s possible, the top people in every category. They can then be used to make sure that in no area of expertise there is anybody superior to the tools which the upper classes can use. The upper classes can then ensure it is their agenda alone, which is implemented in every walk of life. To ensure that no effective talent remains independent, various ruses can be used to magnify recruitment. The threat of terrorism justifies expansion. If terrorism didn’t exist, the ruling class would have to invent it. Perhaps they have. Londonistan is the creation of the British establishment. The Islamic culture hosts young males who are hyper-sensitive to insult and are volatile. Guatanamo is a running sore and ongoing recruiting sergeant. Turmoil in Middle-Eastern countries – war – induces migration into Europe. The security services claim they need more resources to watch the terrorists – a situation that our political class are largely responsible for manufacturing – but what they actually want all those resources for and indefinite expansion, is to watch and control their own populace.
Another set of ready made allies are criminals. You do not need to oppress people directly, just ensure that there are a large group of criminals allowed to run loose in society, subject to slap on the wrist penalties so long as they confine their attention to low status people. You can help the process along with social policies of deliberately housing criminals in working class areas.
The lower middle class tendency towards fascism likely arises out of the social circumstances, an attempt to protect class interests against a perceived threat.
Ruling class fascism is possibly historical. The feudal overlords in Europe prior to the decimation of the population by the Black Death, were characterised by the “we’re the Masters, you’re the slaves” mentality. When they discovered their land was worthless without people to work it, they had no choice but to part with some of their wealth, which they had previously completely cornered, to give labourers decent wages, and skilled people higher pay. The birth of the middle class who seized the opportunity to obtain education, develop skills, build and conserve more wealth, and politically obstruct the unaccountable despotism of the aristocrats. The general populace moved on to democracy, but the mind-set of the rulers never changed.
They could no longer lord it over their social subordinates. They replaced overt with covert methods and planned for the day they could seize back what they viewed was rightfully theirs. All the wealth and every talent in society in service of themselves.
All taking place without the consent of the populaces.
University education priced out of reach of all but the wealthiest elite. This includes cheaper alternatives, such as the Open University in the UK.
Dumbing down of education for everyone except the elite who continue to be taught by traditional effective methods.
National boundaries effectively dissolved. This gives easy access to the global elite to the top jobs everywhere in the world, while opening up competition for the lower jobs to world mass competition
At the same time, social class boundaries have become rigid from class to caste. There is no reason for anyone to be on a 6-figure salary, especially paid out of the public purse, when there is a world glut of intelligent, educated people perfectly able to do any of these jobs for £50k. But the elite have ring-fenced themselves from competition.
SAVINGS and PENSIONS
Pensions raided and trashed – except for the elite.
Interest on savings reduced to close to zero while inflation erodes capital – the destruction of the spending power of money accelerated by policies such as Quantitative Easing (printing money).
A range of policies adopted to maximise house prices/rents. These policies include abolishing cheaper alternatives. Social housing reduced and restricted. Abolition of fair rents. Cheap bed sit accommodation converted into expensive flats. No legal definition of the size of a room. Hotel and Bed and Breakfast prices rise to stay ahead of rents. Prices in hostels and camping sites rise to equalise rents. Squatting and unofficial camping criminalised. Living in your car criminalised. The criminalisation of homelessness. (Perfect monopoly capitalism – pay our extortionate prices or be criminalised).
Utilities and other parts of the national infrastructure privatised and run for personal profit rather than providing a public service. Effectively such services are monopolies – and increasingly they are being run as monopolies. Providing, or not providing, whatever service they feel like and charging what they want. Extortion is another good word for it. The citizen has paid three times for a service that in the end they might not even get. Firstly in their taxes which paid for the infrastructure in the first place (power grid, water system, railway system, roads, etc). Secondly in the hiked up prices after the service is “privatised”. Thirdly, in taxes again, in a public funded bail-out when the service fails for any reason or cannot afford infrastructure investment costs.
Wages frozen, retirement age put back, except for the 6-figure elite, who continue to receive multi-thousand pound pay rises, and swan from job to job collecting gold plated pensions in each one.
Wages depressed below subsistence. Welfare withdrawn.
Small businesses taxed to extinction, and bureaucratically harassed.
Taxes, already nearly half of income, continue to increase, while services are stopped, reduced or charged for, and pensions put back and welfare reduced, restricted and refused. Note the various phenomena here. Charging Council Tax for provision of services, then taking the service away. Or continuing to provide the service, which you have paid for in your Council Tax, then charging you if you use it – double charging in other words. Likewise with general taxation. You pay nearly half your income in taxes to the government, but when you need Welfare or your Pension – they do everything to avoid paying out/delay paying. They have spent the money elsewhere on things you neither chose nor consented to. But they continue to take your money. And do everything possible to deny you the services you have paid for.
Democracy subverted – effectively abolished in European countries. Politicians are no longer accountable to the electorate. The populace has lost what little leverage they had on their representatives.
Laws being changed from – you are permitted to do anything so long as it is not against the law to you are not allowed to do anything without permission first.
Massive invasion of law into every aspect of life, while criminal behaviour against ordinary people ignored.
Abolition of privacy. Not only CCTV cameras everywhere, but the insistence that all confidential information about the citizen belongs to the state.
The ruling elite above the law, just like 3rd world despots. Everyone else harassed by the law at every turn.
CONTROL OF COMMUNICATIONS
Ludicrous laws censoring speech, which in the process censors thought.
TV abandoning purpose to inform, educate and entertain. Open University programmes and Learning Zone programmes almost non-existent. Intelligent documentaries infrequent. Yet the BBC continues to collect its licence fee. Programmes dumbed down to infantile level but for their prurient content. Stigmatisation of the working class. Ignoring the elderly. News about celebrities but little on national and world affairs. Endless propaganda pushing one single political agenda. Suppression of reasoned debate and alternative viewpoints. Biased reporting. Anything that does not support the ruling political agenda ignored or down-played. We are part of Europe but hardly ever get any European news.
Stifling of the press. Suppression of journalists. Attempts to censor the web.
Everything for the few, nothing for the many. Feudalism. Dictatorship by an unaccountable ruling class who view every person and every resource in the world and society as their personal property, to be used as they please. Law as a weapon to be used against anyone who objects.
Your SAVINGS are not your own.
Your PENSIONS are not your own.
Your HOMES are not your own.
Your LAND is not your own.
Your WORK is not your own.
Your EDUCATION is not your own.
Your CHILDREN are not your own.
Your OLD PEOPLE are not your own.
Your LEISURE ACTIVITIES are not your own.
Your MORAL VALUES are not your own.
Your SOCIAL VALUES are not your own.
Your SPEECH is not your own.
Your THOUGHT is not your own.
Your POLICE are not your own.
Your POLITICAL CHOICES are not your own.
Your MEDICAL ENTITLEMENT is not your own.
Your WELFARE ENTITLEMENT (paid for out of your taxes) is not your own.
Your INHERITANCE is not your own.
Your LAWS are not your own. Those who invent the laws only apply them to you, not themselves.
The Feudal Overlords are back. They apply every law, but answer to none. They give themselves the rights of human beings but deny those rights to everyone else. They acknowledge only two classes of people – themselves – the rulers – and you, the peasants whom they own lock stock and barrel, entitled to seize all your assets, and own and use as they please, body and soul. As if the last 700 years of European/American history never happened.
There are people fighting a hundred separate battles out there, but most of the time they are fighting each other. We need to realise there is only one battle which counts, and we are all fighting the same enemy. That is the only way the new feudal overlords will be stopped from reducing the rest of us to slaves. Again.