Posts tagged capitalism
Posts tagged capitalism
Government and Media control is out of control!
It is clear that in many ways a government can cause more harm than good, especially if its being run by Cameron or Thatcher. Governments around the world are acting more like dictatorships, but due to a number of techniques used by the partnership of government and media the majority of us do not have an inkling that it is happening. It is terrifying the lengths they can go to to not only break up working class communities, but also to stop them questioning a thing. Governments are not working, maybe it is time to work without government.
So how are they keeping us from questioning their corruption? There are many examples of popular protest in the past that have taken place, particularly in the U.K and U.S.A and it is due to these movements that the leaders and managers of the state have realized they can no longer control people individually. These protests proved that the power still very much lays with those at the bottom of society because they are the majority. It is from this that governments have since learned to control how people think and to give lessons to people to control their emotions. There is a couple of trillion dollars per year spent on these techniques in the USA, from the way an advertisement is set up for the brain of a two year old to the way economics is taught at University level. All these techniques are put in place to ensure we do not care about the treatment of others, so that we do not have the emotion of caring that people may be treated unfairly by society. It is all set up so that we have the attitude of ‘if the person across the road doesn’t have something to eat, it’s not my fault, therefore it’s not my problem and therefore I do not care. Come to think of it, do you ever remember the famous Margaret Thatcher quote “there is no such thing as society?” The prime aim of the government is so that once we have learned these emotions, society can be broken up to a point where we live as ourselves and not as a community and then the government can treat people unfairly without the questioning of those it is affecting. It is all a lesson of oppressing emotions so that we do not even know it is happening.
We are being taught by thinking of only ourselves to not consider our negative impacts on the world that in the future will affect our children. It is all a de-humanization process, this is where the anti authoritarian aspect of Anarchism is important. We have our own minds, yet we are constently being told how to think and not to think for ourselves, we are allowed to push buttons every couple of years and change a few things and we are told this is democracy! All to keep us content with the oppression of ourselves and others in our communities. This control and technique of making us all become corporate robots of capitalism is quite clear, you only have to go to your local shopping center to see that a young girls favorite pass time is to simply ‘window shop’ … again, we are becoming controlled corporate robots. We have our own minds and no human being should have the authority to think for another human being, we cannot tolerate the dictatorship of government any longer, it is dangerous.
It is quite obvious that Capitalism is beautiful in the mind of someone brought up in a multi million pound household and sent to the best school in the country, but this is an example of why having someone running a country so out of touch with those at the bottom of society doesn’t work. You must give decisions back to the people, the same way a skilled mechanic knows what is best for him and his workforce over the managers that are hidden away in the office, the same goes for society. We know what is best for us, we know how our communities function, not someone who eats Caviar like it’s going out of fashion!
All round the world with the current economic situation, it seems as though we have all came up with the same unfair answer, the answer of destroying social security. It is quite obvious that while it is certainly the easiest answer to take it from the poor, it’s not the only one as by asking the small richest percentage of society to cut even the smallest amount of their ludicrous luxuries you could have a far more effective economic solution. Greed and Capitalism go hand in hand and it is quite clear it has gotten out of control.
In Britain 2012 we still have a Class war,
In Britain there is still no hope for the Poor,
They’ll do anything to stop us having a voice,
People are on the dole because they have no fucking choice,
Government is the hoover of the welfare state,
They suck it out and empty it on the upper class plate,
Cuts occur at the bottom but not at the top,
It is clear now that this corruption will never stop,
As the economy declines so will our rights,
Our bodies have scars from Capitalist bites,
We’re still repressed and our generation is blank,
We supposedly have ‘freedom’ whilst walking the narrowest plank,
They tell us how to act,
They act like dictators,
Yet they are the ones who are lying little traitors,
They think of us as scroungers,
The useless working class scum,
Is it any wonder council estates have a culture of guns?,
We must stand up for ourselves as other generations have done,
If we don’t then I’m afraid the world for our children will be a bad one,
The poor must wake up to the growing Extremism of the Conservatives
So the current Conservative government in the U.K has been in power barely 2 and a half years, and while it has lived up to its promises to cut every area possible, they have also failed to hit every statistic in aiming to reduce the deficit. That really is some achievement, Dave. Instead of restoring economic growth promised by their government, we have instead dipped into recession three times. Now, I am not saying cuts should not be made, but the cuts are occurring in all the wrong places.
For instance, George Osbourne recently passed a legislation through Whitehall to make a further £10billion in cuts to welfare, but if those reliant on welfare have their tax cut, why are we so against introducing a mansion tax, or something that constitutes! Surely if the poorest are paying their share, the richest members of society should too? This is the result of what the Tories believe to be a ‘fair’ and ‘equal’ austerity plan, in fact there is nothing fair and equal about it! It’s the same old, ‘we don’t use it, why should we pay for it’ attitude from the Conservatives, why fund the NHS for those who need it when they’ve never used anyone but a private doctor? Our health comes second when profits can be made from pharmaceuticals and with the taxation it brings to the government why wouldn’t they want to privatize it all?
The problem at the moment, however, is the ‘scrounger’ culture that is being forced into our minds. To keep the working classes quiet at the same time as taking away their entitlements, you must ensure they do not know its happening. This is where the ‘scrounger’ lie comes in. The Conservatives have created a lie that the majority of those out of employment and claiming benefits are doing so because they are ‘too lazy’ to work. They have fed this lie to the working classes who are in employment and made them believe that those in their neighbourhoods are scum, that their taxes are paying those who don’t want to work.
It cannot be deemed fair that many of the underprivileged are losing their benefits when at the same time there are some of the richest in our society outright avoiding paying their way. Surely the £3 million Jimmy Carr was found to have not paid has cost the economy far more than an unemployed parent claiming a minuscule £55 per week? Gary Barlow was recently awarded an OBE, weeks after being outed as a tax cheat. I guess it is easy for David Cameron to get angry at the non existent ‘scroungers’ though, when he has the whole of News Corporation whispering in his ear everyday. Just the same as Jeremy Kyle whispers in the ears of the working classes daily on TV.
It is after Cameron recently called time on the ‘equality impact assessments’ introduced by Labour, and the lack of protest from those at the bottom of society that I became deeply worried for working class Britain. For those of you who don’t know what this is, it is the assessment by which laws can be passed in the U.K, it is an assessment that ensures those most vulnerable in society can not be discriminated or effected to great extent by government implementation. The current government has now decided to scrap that, basically meaning it can pass anything it likes. To the leaders of this country we are merely a statistic, and as those leaders of this country and countries around the world do not know what it is like to be the average man on the street, we can be nothing more than a statistic…and at that a statistic that is draining the economy. I never believed DC was an extreme Conservative, rather that term I’ve heard used of a conservative with a small ‘c’. However, it seems that as more and more is cut from welfare, and more legislations are passed, it seems a majority Conservative government would have us all working for 2 pounds per hour, starving, and working non stop purely to bring money into the economy so that the rich can get richer. It is quite ironic that the media in this country and other countries, especially America, aim to show us how terrible the left wing governments are operating around the world, how people are starving and child labour rises, yet the Capitalism in our countries is on the verge of doing just that if our economies do not grow soon?
Ideologies are misleading us!
Most of us label ourselves with a political ideology on the political spectrum, if we do not we just label ourselves as right, left or liberal. What if I was to tell you you don’t have to believe in any one to have ideas and opinions? Actually, what If I was to tell you it would probably be for the better that we didn’t label ourselves with them at all? When it comes to politics we seem to be under the illusion that if we disagree with one ideology we must support the opposing one. So if we disagree with the left wing and communism ( which many of us do as we’re brainwashed by a Capitalist media ) then we must believe in the opposing? So for instance if we disagree with Capitalism but also believe communism is corrupt we will sit on the fence and be liberal.
This instantly limits how deeply we can think about things, it limits our questioning and its quite dangerous, because actually if this is true it probably means some of the parties are standing for policies they disagree with because they think they are of one particular label. So by stating where they are on the political spectrum they must instantly agree with everything that ideology says, even if they only agree with 60% of it. When the tea party of america says actually we don’t want this restricted market or business run by a big corporation we may agree but disagree because we believe them to be terrible.
Also because of this we manipulate ideologies and twist them to run them how we wish, however at the same time going with the label, this is very misleading. For example, we will believe it is more efficient to get our fish from a supermarket as opposed to a fishmonger as everything you will need you can get from the one store at the supermarket, when actually it is less efficient because you’re getting a far lower quality and far less fresh product. Because we all go to the big corperation supermarket due to our attitude of easyness we eliminate any competition on the market from smaller chain business which immediately shows that actually, this is not a FREE market. Many of us would blame this on capitalism, because it allows the big corperation to become so big and powerful in the market, actually this is not capitalism at all because we have eliminated competition from the market, the very thing Capitalism is based on, therefore we have just eliminated Capitalism..this is infact a socialist market. It is socialist because you have limited progression, you have very basic working class roles of shop till assistants and very few management staff who can barely call themselves middle class, you are almost eliminating the middle class and at the same time limiting the progression of the working class.
This is also why we always have the ” same old ” attitude with politicians, because we only have three possible answers, a communist, socialist, liberal or capitalist government. We are under the illusion we need a stable government when actually it would be ideal if it was unstable and new ideas could be put in place, it would be far more convenient if we could take some ideas from the left and some ideas from the right, but with our current attitudes we are limited to one or the other because we only allow ourselves to agree 100% with one particular place.
So we have a society and politicians that are limited to very few different opinions which is probably why there is so much corruption in politics, because we can not come up with a feasible question as to why politicians are not doing what they say. On the other hand we also have political ideologies that are being changed and manipulated so actually having these labels is pointless. What this means is that we also have politicians misunderstanding what they stand for, and this is deeply worrying.
Going out is overated,
Staying in is so outdated,
Clubs are full of posing pricks,
And men with shoulders full of chips,
Watered down alcohol that tastes of sweat,
Old men at the bar stare into pints of regret,
People with opinions on many things,
But on a weekday they empty bins,
People with iPhones thinking they’re A listers,
Sharing meaningless shitty instragram pictures,
People covered in branded clothes,
Becoming nothing but stamped advertising clones,
Capitalism fills their lives with products,
Lowers their opportunities but rapes their wallets,
The youths have looks of venom in their eyes,
You’ve never met them but its you they despise,
Their pleasure comes from innocent peoples cries,
Nothing they do comes as any surprise,
Teenage girls with children starting school,
And their boyfriends roam looking for streets to rule,
Nobody leaves their houses after 10pm,
Women wear fur coats and dine in posh bars,
But underneath they can’t afford knickers or bras,
They’d rather pretend to be middle class,
Even with cold water in their baths,
They are ashamed of who they really are,
Men in ties with brief cases rush,
Ready for anything in their way to push,
With hair slicked back and neatly brushed,
Haven’t spent time with their families in months,
They spend 24/7 in the office,
Reading books is seen as a waste of time,
Education to them is an impossible climb,
Teachers are not able to teach,
Pupils only aim is to make them weep,
And follow the others like a heard of sheep,
They are like an army of robots,
We are unemployed and ever so bored,
We try to protest but we are ignored,
Politicians keep us reassured,
That things will get better,
Our cities are so grey and dull,
Weighed down by the class system pull,
The bankers charge like raging bulls,
Only concerned with whether their own stomachs are full,
They even dictate to the government.
If you get your hands dirty you will be rejected,
Manual jobs are not respected,
A low income for some is a reality,
But this describes your personality,
But its thanks to the builder the prime minister has a home.
Elections give us a choice of right vs right,
But none are right,
Only left is right,
And two wrongs do not make a right,
So a coalition is a deadly fright,
And the poor will suffer regardless.
As deaf as the ear of a Politician,
Trying to persuade people to sign our disagreeing petition,
How many cries will it take before they listen,
As their shiny vehicles glisten,
Widening the wealth gap is their only mission,
Left wing is our ideological position,
We are stuck in a day to day routine,
Never ending like a running stream,
Saving all year for a change of scene,
Yet there is no other country we have seen,
Our bodies are weak and ever so lean,
Their Capitalism starves us,
- Michael Hetherington
2. Contradiction that Nationalism IS NOT the sole cause.
Yesterday I made a blog post that Nationalism is the primary cause of a number of problems in our world including warfare and segregations within our society. However, Nationalism is just one cause, it is human nature to segregate people and by putting and end to discrimination via the abolishment of Nationalism is only one part of the problem. Our segregation should we cut out Nationalism would still change, if we had a communist form of globalism we could segregate individuals who had slightly more wealth, if racism and nationality was no longer an issue we could still segregate people via certain other features. My argument here is that to ask me or anybody how to put an end to warfare and segregation is simply absurd, that is the problem with our politicians today.
Politicians today may well go into politics to change the world around them for the better, but selfishness and greed still comes into it, and to become elected or to gain power one must always to some extent lie. Why must they lie? Because nobody can have the answer to certain questions raised, let alone the dynamics to solve the problem. A politicians ignorance sometimes may get in his way and he may believe he has the answer, but logically they don’t. This is why politics is an ongoing scenario, for if a politician came into power and solved all of the worlds problems politics and governments as we know them would end as there would be no issues left to resolve. It is also down to the ignorance of individuals that is to blame as well as the politicians ignorance, to ask one individual or party to solve certain problems is impossible and by asking politicians to solve impossible issues or issues that would take well longer than our lifetime to resolve, we are forcing them into a position where they must lie to us to answer those questions.
In actual fact, it is our ignorance to ask these questions that makes the elites and people with power genuinely believe that they can answer these questions. This is where dictatorship comes in, we are also to blame for the dictator dictating to us as our ignorance to believe certain problems can be resolved enforces us to elect these outrageous parties with outrageous policies and give them the power of ruling a country.
The Great British Class System.
What class are any of us? There is no class, all we have is elites that control and those who are controlled. The class system is merely an illusion, and many of the ” middle class ” are merely working class people with the illusion that they are higher because they have a mortgage, car, etc. However, anyone who has read Marx will know its not just down to these minor details if we are to believe there is a ‘class system’.
As far as I’m concerned there is no middle, purely because they are still as equally controlled by the elite groups as the working classes are. The only difference is that they attend private education and usually their parents have some connections to help swiftly get them up the career ladder without starting from the bottom. Class is about how one acts, you have people on a middle class income who are from working class backgrounds and who should they not reveal their job role, would come across as very working class.
Furthermore, technically 90% of us are working class, as we all work, some earn more than others, others get their hands dirtier, but that 90% of us all have one thing in common, we will spend well over half of our lives in the work environment. Also, those unemployed although sometimes labeled as the ‘underclass’ have the same lifestyles, live in the same areas and generally are the working class, however, they are not employed therefore they cannot be labelled as working. Finally, there is not much of a gap between working and middle class, in terms of lifestyle or disposable income.
The middle classes are taxed heavily and the working classes will mostly live in council housing as opposed to owning a mortgage. The only class divide is all of us against the elites, we are all repressed by these and kept in our positions, from the popes to the politicians to the royal families they are at the very top of society, controlling how our society functions, they are the only ones who have the freedom to have anything they want at their disposal without spending that half of their lives in he workplace to earn it.
Politicians use words very few understand,
To make their lies sound glamourous,
Most problems are caused by a lack of money,
But their families have plenty of that,
So they don’t have the answer to life’s real problems,
We would rather ignore the facts,
Fit into a corrupt society that is driven by greed,
And pretend to be middle class,
Voting for a party that is profit driven,
They are there to represent us,
But they dictate to us,
Abusing their power,
Politicians are the worst criminals I’ve ever came across