• Britain's Oligarchy

    At every election, we vote, but what for?At every statement by the PM, we agree or disagree, but what for?At every blunder or fumble by the "government", we eagerly pounce on and expose their mistakes to satisfy our inferiority complexes and our petty cravings for the satisfaction of being right, but what for?One who sees with penetrating eyes will notice that the government doesn't decide our future, the government doesn't decide how the economy works and the government doesn't decide their own worth. So what does it do and who or what decides these things? Are they even decided?In practicality, we don't really have democracy in this country. Taking a look at the economy, all the money of the population is in the hands of a very small minority who do what they like with it (at the moment they busy destroying the economy by spending all our money on things that don't exist). So therefore we don't have a democracy, we have a form of oligarchy - a small minority who control the direction taken by the majority. They control much more than the government does. So actually, there is no free market - a free market only exists when it is free - but at the moment it s controlled - that s not free.You may argue that all systems are like this. This might or might not be true, but there are systems that do allow for regulation to try to prevent freedom dissipating. While some argue that this then is not a free market, it nevertheless has more freedom than the alternative for the innocent participant.But back to the present. The markets have been spiralling again because of the oligarch's greed. That will mean that once again, the average citizen, the innocent participant, will face bankruptcy, unemployment, and hunger. So what can we do to improve the situation?We need a revolution. We need to overthrow the oligarchy and put something else in its place. I haven't thought of the ideal replacement. It might be a a real government, finally. Or it might be anarchy. But whatever it is, let it be a state of affairs where we have at least some measure of control over our present and future.
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    Sheepy

    Told you I was sitting here laughing my head off.

    Told you I was sitting here laughing my head off.

    Sheepy 15-11-2018, 09:07 PM Go to last post
    cromwell

    We already did that or did you miss it? And...

    We already did that or did you miss it? And please don't peddle the you didn't know what you were voting for.

    cromwell 15-11-2018, 09:05 PM Go to last post
    Gerry T

    It was suggested that if the UK stayed in that...

    It was suggested that if the UK stayed in that the EU was going to scrap rebates. The only reason the rebates are being scrapped is because the UK is leaving.
    So tell me what other EU country gets a...

    Gerry T 15-11-2018, 09:03 PM Go to last post
    Leftylib

    Parliament will not vote for her deal. But nor...

    Parliament will not vote for her deal. But nor will it vote for a no deal Brexit.

    Which is why it is time for a people's vote, now we all know the reality. Let the people decide and instruct the...

    Leftylib 15-11-2018, 08:59 PM Go to last post
    Conchúr

    This really needs to be clarified. The UK's...

    This really needs to be clarified.

    The UK's rebate could only be scrapped if the UK agreed to scrap it. The budget is approved unanimously by all members and so the UK had a veto -- regardless...

    Conchúr 15-11-2018, 08:43 PM Go to last post