• 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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    Barry

    According to his book, he loaned someone 20k so...

    According to his book, he loaned someone 20k so he could get the mortgage approved and no one lost even a penny.

    Barry 28-05-2018, 10:17 AM Go to last post
    grumzed

    Good video clip of Wes Clark speech. I have...

    Good video clip of Wes Clark speech. I have posted a few times that people should read about the "Project for a New American Century" and, if you have not done so, "A Clean Break" - a paper prepared...

    grumzed 28-05-2018, 09:44 AM Go to last post
    Streetwalker

    With your reasoning abilities I would have...

    With your reasoning abilities I would have thought a group of blokes holding beer glasses drinking together would have drawn a different conclusion . But hey if you read it in a book it must be true...

    Streetwalker 28-05-2018, 09:36 AM Go to last post
    Lawfully

    Putting that in simplicity, he took the piss out...

    Putting that in simplicity, he took the piss out of our judicial system which in all fairness , is not to bad compared to other countries. Often first time petty offenders get a warning , if a...

    Lawfully 28-05-2018, 09:34 AM Go to last post
    johnofgwent

    OK As two fools seemingly unconnected to this...

    OK

    As two fools seemingly unconnected to this site have chosen separately to reveal in another rather public arena that is nothing to do with this site some hard evidence, I feel legally safe...

    johnofgwent 28-05-2018, 08:45 AM Go to last post