Posts tagged repression
Posts tagged repression
The recent horse meat scandal in not-so-Great Britain comes as no surprise. As part of the Tory cuts, 700 food standards officers were removed, so something like this was always going to happen. Where there is a loophole in the system, people will find a way to make a product for a penny and sell it for a pound. This is another example why you cannot treat public servants as something you can cut and throw away as you please. These are real people relying on their jobs and income and the people in the country rely on them just as much.
This is exactly why supporting our small local businesses is good for a number of reasons, not only for the quality of food we are consuming, but also for our economy. However, it is clear that the people who are buying value and supermarket branded products are the poor, and it is not easy for them to go to their local butchers as their disposable income does not allow it. This is not a fault in the butchers, fishmongers or any other industry as the government would have you believe, rather it is a fault in the government’s taxation policies. We live in a society where if your income exceeds £1 million you will receive a £100,000 tax cut. Instead, it would be a better economic engine if we gave the poor a tax cut, allowing them to have more disposable income and raising the tax paid by the rich. When the rich receive a tax cut, they have more disposable income to spend in the South of France or other holidays. It is no coincidence that, as the rich get wealthier, the economy declines. By constrast, the British economy is being funded by the poor, who cannot afford to eat unless it’s a product that has been shipped across Europe and has horsemeat stuffed in it.
Aside from it just being a benefit to the economy, surely it is in our interest to change the current system of food being shipped across Europe, through Romania and France, and instead having it produced in our own country. This will ensure our food is a lot fresher and of better quality. Whilst the economic aspect of supporting local businesses is in the interest of the government, it is clear the quality of food isn’t. Why is this? Well it is not like the MPs are eating Tesco Value burgers now, is it?
The government is clearly out of touch with the people, because until you get a government is run by the people for the people this will never change. David Cameron recently stated (at a £400 a head champagne dinner) that the Conservative party are now a party of the poor. This in itself is laughable, but the fact members of the party refused to applaud after this speech shows you the extent to which they wish to disassociate themselves with us ‘plebs’. We cannot expect a man who lives on a hill in the countryside, who only ever attended the best public schools, to understand what people from East London, or inner cities up and down the country, really need.
Recently, a woman in the U.K who was receiving jobseekers allowance but employed in a voluntary job in a museum, was forced to swap this job for work experience in Poundland. This country is forcing people to work in meaningless jobs, purely to earn any income to survive as there is nothing else for them. It is all well and good that the government are encouraging work experience placements, but it is important that we ensure the work experience is relevant to future job opportunities. We have graduates unable to get any experience other than part time work in their local supermarket or a bar, and on leaving university facing unemployment or being forced to work as cleaners and shop floor assistants. There is a severe shortage of relevant work experience being offered to young people, especially in cities outside of London.
Unless the government improves the standards of living for the poor and produces a fairer taxation system to do this, there are only going to be more scandals such as the horse meat one. While the poor have no disposable income, they are only going to be able to buy the cheapest products from the big chain supermarkets as opposed to good quality fresh foods from their local small businesses. However, unless more opportunities become available to the poor, people are going to continue working in low paid jobs with no disposable income and will continue to buy cheap food.
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.
Osborne and Cameron are ready to attack Britain!
It is clear from George Osborne’s Autumn Statement released this week that the Tories will most definitely be grabbing their Capitalist penis, and they will be using it to fuck the working classes in the U.K harder than ever before. Osborne and Cameron are the best magicians in government, the cuts that they have made to the working classes are almost invisible! It is clear after trade unionists revealed from the statement that with these cuts being broken up into cuts to benefits and public services, by 2017 the poorest families in Britain will see 30% of their household incomes cut! That is some statistic when you consider that people on a low wage or those unemployed are already on the bare minimum, but this is the result of the medias lie, everyone on benefits loves being on them and they are too lazy to work! This is the final result of that lie being bought by the majority of this country, the Conservatives are living on cloud nine!
It wasn’t just the trickery of the hidden cuts that was impressive though, Osborne’s greatest magic trick was still to come. He has actually made his statement look as if it is FAIR! He has made it sound as though the richest in our society are about to pay a whole lot more in taxes in proportion with those at the bottom, this is what everyone in Britain has been waiting to hear, its great isn’t it? In reality, what has happened is that the richest members of our society have had their taxes cut from 50% to 45%, yet the super rich bracket has been significantly widened. So, in fact it looks as though the richest are being taxed more heavily. In reality, all that is happening is there are more people being moved into the richest bracket, but the super rich will be living even more comfortably after this budget. Come to think of it, I did hear something about Alan Sugar needing a new private jet, his old one was getting quite rusty.
The autumn statement kept referring to how the cuts to welfare can be justified, as the welfare needs to be benefiting hard working families, not those who are unemployed. However, it is obvious from the cuts that will be made, that anyone in work, right up to those earning an average income will have any welfare cut dramatically. So the argument of those in work being benefited by this does not add up at all. The only thing that seems to add up in the Conservative parties eyes is the welfare state, the bill is too high, but the bill for the royal family doesn’t seem to receive the same attention. It is important that we do not become blinded by the illusion that the lives of those at the bottom of society have improved, who cares if you have a smartphone when it’s clear that on a good income you’ll still never be able to afford your own home? In the 1930’s on an average wage you could buy your house on a 6th of your income, find someone doing that now? Or the illusion we’re better off because the working classes can now go to university, so many are ending up unemployed and homeless after it because their families cannot afford to house them. Life for the majority of us working class or middle class in the next few years certainly isn’t going to be rosy.
No matter where in the world you are reading this, it is clear that it is attack after attack on the working classes, there is only one war that should be interesting us at the moment and it’s the only one worth fighting, the class war! As the scum of society we are being attacked, the evidence is there to show it, the biggest crimes being committed at the moment are those in the houses of parliament.
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?
They are keeping the working classes segregated,
So that the rich can stay elevated,
YOU are all the same forget race and sexuality,
YOU have one thing in common that is a reality,
That one thing is that they think YOU are scum,
They’ve trampled on YOU so much that you’re starting to feel numb,
YOU are in the way and YOU cost them taxes,
So they continue to hit YOU with their roman like axes,
There’s no ‘middle class majority’ YOU are the masses,
YOU are the ones that return from wars in caskets,
Your communities have been ripped apart,
And hit with one massive Conservative dart,
I don’t believe in Evil but Blair’s the exception,
The average man lost his voice in the 97 election,
They patronize YOU with their Etonian ways,
And now you believe nothing the Primeminister says,
They have labelled YOU theifs, chavs and cheats,
So that YOU begin to dislike one another,
They have succeeded for now,
The poor have turned against eachother.
Education system and the method of learning is totally wrong!
The whole structure of our education system is based on goal achieving. Education is treated too much like sports, the kids who raise their hands in class quickest get to the finish line, however these pupils only understand the face of the answer, the slower pupils observe problems in more depth and gain an actual understanding of the underlying layers of the subject. Each subject is simply like an onion in which we can work down the layers to gain a deeper knowledge of the subject, however our education excludes this and those who answer quickest with a minor knowledge of the details are deemed the brightest as they are simply faster.
This is the problem with our politicians, they were those children in school who answered fastest and got to the finish line and thus have risen to the top. You can see this with how they perform and act, they acknowledge the problems we have in our society but never tackle them. They assess the problems but they do not understand the route of the problem and therefore they have no knowledge of the underlying causes of the problems so they can never put a successful solution to tackle these issues in place. Politics is about addressing problems in our society to improve the well being and quality of life of people within it, however to resolve a problem you must firstly understand the cause of it.
There are thousands of examples of this quick route over knowledgeable route in our society. One is the crafting and manufacturing of items, there was a time when things where built to last. Somebody who would make something would have not only a genuine passion for making it but also an in depth knowledge and experience in the industry. However now many things are made with cheap materials and by machinery and the mindset is not about the quality of a product but rather a profit driven mindset of how much money can be made on an item and how a market can be maintained by ensuring products break within a time period to ensure customers will consistently have a need to buy newly introduced products. Education is a lifelong aspect, we are constantly learning and sometimes the best way to learn is to gain experience in an industry, this not only educates the person working on the product but also the quality of that product or service to a customer. However now with everything being so heavily judged on academic skills via how they achieve in the education system at school, we no longer offer the opportunity for people to gain this experience as everything is based purely on academic skills and qualifications. This is a totally wrong way of going about things as many people are more practical and would learn better with a hands on approach as opposed to sitting exams and completing coursework at school.
Also it is a very harsh system to judge people on decisions and performances they made when they were 15 – 18 years old. Many people are not ready to make life changing decisions at this age and many people must go through a maturing process. If it is so that the new O – Level and CSE system will be brought in in the English curriculum it will introduce a two tier system where kids who are struggling will receive even less help than they currently do, it will also make it harder for them to get back on track later in life as they mature. To say GCSE’s are too easy and should be scrapped is very naïve, I believe this is a generation where education is more valued than ever before by the lower classes as well as the rest of society. There are students who are physically ill due to stress of exams and coursework with the places in University being considered a life or death situation due to the current job climate. Surely we should be happy that we have rising numbers of students going to university although it seems that the government want to make it as hard as possible to cut numbers of pupils going to university. We should be investing in the children of today as they are the future of tomorrow, surely having them educated to the highest standard can only be a good thing.
Governments widen the gap between rich and poor,
To make it certain our limited luxuries are ensured,
Lower classes are only good in their profit driven wars,
Only the elites are allowed to bend the laws,
Given a poor education, but a private one can be bought,
Expected to comply to the system and not give it a second thought,
We’re not supposed to survive because it’s a set up,
I know many of us are now getting fed up,
There should be no surprises,
As the cost of living rises,
Politicians are corrupt criminals dressed in professional disguises,
We need to make our voices heard and start a revolution,
Instead of continuing to comply to this corrupt institution,
Authoritarian Socialism vs Libertarian Socialism
As much as we can argue that Socialism is the answer, the very word itself comes to many a persons mind as filthy. In the liberal world that we live in under our right wing governments and very Conservative media, this is what we are led to believe. The argument individuals raise most frequently against Communism and Socialism is that every example of it in the past has resulted in horrendus consequences and there is not one single example in history to show that it can work. Now I agree that there have been some devastating elements of left wing politics in the past, but there have also been equally poor results of right wing Facism. There are many different ideologies of running a country, but whether you are right wing or left wing, there are two forms of these ideologies, Libertarianism or Authoritarianism.
Now if it is so that governments should be the servants of the people, and not their dictators, then they would be libertarian whether their policies are right, left or liberal. Now there have been dreadful forms of Communism in the past, in particular Stalin of Russia who repressed people so much his actions resulted in the deaths of 27 million individuals. However, we also have the unquestionably more criticised Adolf Hitler who led a facist, right wing government into a world war. Both of these dictators along with others led extremely authoritarian governments. They used the repression of their own people to their advantage and had strong control over all decisions made.
Now my argument is that the only previous examples of communism we have are the ones which were radically led by individuals who led very authoritarian forms of the ideology which involved strong repression. However, the authoritarian forms of forms of the right have been equally as unsuccessful. A libertarian form of government is something all countries across the world have lacked for a long time, even in the right wing world that we live in we are still equally repressed, just in a slightly different manner. Most politicians who gain power tend to only know one method, that is to control the people and have strong control over its countries decisions, it is just the more radical leaders that are labelled dictators. Libertarian Socialism is the belief that freedom and equality can be achieved through abolishing authoritarian institutions in all means of life and having a generally decentralized government and stateless society. So this concludes my argument that repression and dictatorship does not represent Communism or Socialism, it just represents one form and the individual running it, under a libertarian Socialist government there would be no authoritative figure in power.
My manifesto is going to be posted in a number of sections on this blog.
Nationalism is the cause of so many problems that exist in our society, it is the cause of segregations in communities which can be extremely dangerous especially when multicultural societies are on the rise. We believe that nationality somehow makes us different from each other. To create social harmony we must implement a number of strategies to overcome these issues.
Nationalism is at the heart of military action, we have been made to believe there is a point in fighting for land. Our societies have instilled a strong sense of national pride within us, which is purely a technique which uses the lower classes as a statistic to create military forces which enable us to venture onto the land of others and create mass death amongst innocent civilians. We must have armed forces for national security but this action must be limited. We must send a message out not only to ourselves but the world to ensure national pride decreases and this would be replaced with a global community and a more social harmony amongst all countries.
These actions that would be implemented would ensure the social harmony and close allies not just of particular nations to each other but a world where we all become a global community. The rates of wars would decrease as a global community would be thriving, resulting in less deaths of civilians in the military. Another factor would ensure that our societies would grow socially and have more of a communist mindset as many different nationalities and religious groups which make up a multi cultural society would be working together. The walls of social boundaries and gated communities of segregation would collapse. This would also in time solve the discrimination issue of particular races and nationalities of people as every individual would be equally valued. This would more than likely ensure the rates of crime figures of ethnic minorities would decrease dramatically as everybody would be given an equal chance in a number of areas.
Other areas would benefit as we would be functioning globally there would be no individual governing bodies eventually, so all resources would be equally distributed across the globe which in particular would be of benefit to the more deprived nations who do no maintain these resources. Developed nations would be more inclined to invest in developing nations, laws must be brought forward to ensure the fair distribution of wages for labor in deprived countries that an international minimum wage standard is brought forward to ensure the economies grow in developing countries.
The corruption of media and politicians
Lifes much harder when you live outside of a corrupt system, saying no I will not confine and thus stand for what I believe is right. Watching a society that is brainwashed by the media, it’s hard when very few people around you can even grasp what is going on and you just have to watch the dictatorship take its control over people. What can you do? Wait for time to pass by, in the hope that people will one day (sooner rather than later) wake up. It is a damn site scary when politicians are even scared of the media and will fall head over heels to be perceived well in the public eye.
Take the current case in the UK with Rebekah Brooks and the current PM David Cameron for example. Rebekah and the biggest news corporation in the world where found guilty of being part of a phone hacking scandal where they had illegally hacked phone calls to maintain information to put in their newspapers. David Cameron chose to overlook this crime as the newspaper is currently in favour of his party, giving it good publicity, so therefore he chose to overlook by texting her on a weekly basis telling her not too worry, obviously insinuating he would do all he could to ensure her crimes where overlooked in order to maintain his relationship with what is probably the most powerful woman in media. She also had strong relationships with the previous three primeministers of the UK.
So where does this end? If the people at the top of society are showing no signs of morale behaviour and acting purely in self interest and greed, how can they dictate how the rest of us act? There has been so much corruption in politics and the media in recent years, but why is Rebekah Brookes so important? Well she is regarded so highly because of her power, but its how she uses it to develop relationships that is dangerous. She is at the very top of our media, she controls what she wants and doesn’t want us to see and read in our newspapers, and 80% of us believe it. Even when newspapers have a reputation for lying to us, we still go out and purchase them. The lower classes are slated left right and centre in these newspapers, from the london riots in 2011 to other circumstances, rather than looking at the reasons for their behaviour, which is an underlying problem in society which is down to how we are treated by the people in power, they instead choose to exploit us, all based on one thing, money.
They don’t want benefits or a welfare state at all, these people will never need access to these things and do not rely on help of others, they would rather ignore us completely with their dog eat dog nature and let us fend for ourselves even if we are not in a position to do so, all because they do not want to be taxed. So my point is that people at every level from the elites, the politicians to the people in the media, they are all abusing their power, not just with a lack of understanding of the lower classes, but a selfish and greed driven strategy.
Many people in our society do not know that the corruption of the media is at the cause of so many problems in our society, racism, sexism, religious segregation, they are caused by a number of components in which the media use to turn the lower classes against eachother, afterall have you ever noticed you never see a religious politician, a black politician and only on a rare occasion do you see a female one. It is all used to prevent the lower classes from having the same mindset and becoming all too powerful and revealing the truth behind their corruption.
(Source: corruption of media and politicams)