Archive for the ‘Fabric of Society’ Category

Controlling the worlds food supply

May 8, 2008

Tonight I read a blog entry that had a lot of detail of the approach of one company that wants to control the worlds food supply, and it uses our own laws to steal what are part of our common heritage. Read the blog for yourself to get the whole story.

This came to my attention many years ago and I have noticed that this attempt to steal our common food supply is become more intense. The ability of deep pocketed corporations to bankrupt people who want to stand up to them is overwhelming. Therefore, there must be another method that can be used to bring these out of control corporations under control.

The one thing that all these corporations need are people. People make these monstorous decisions on behalf of the corporations and then hide behind the corporate veil. In my view it is time that this veil was ripped asunder and the people involved in this legalised grand larceny exposed to public scrutiny.

How can we do that? The answer is really simple when you think about it. You don’t want to go after the slave workers who slave away in the factories, and you can’t go after the big wigs because they can afford protection. No, the ones to go after are the middle management!

After all, the middle management people live among us, mainly in the suburbs. Their kids go to our own kids schools, the wives belong to the same clubs your wives do, and they all shop in the same places you do. No, these are the people who can be targeted, ridiculed, ostracised in the community, their kids and wives shunned and generally driven away from their livelihood. If enough of these middle management people left their jobs because of this outside pressure then these large impersonal corporations would start finding it difficult to employ people at this level. In much the same way that smoking has become socially unacceptable, then we as a society can make working for these corporations the same.

Why do people vote in elections?

June 22, 2006

In my last diatribe I ended with asking why people still vote in elections where the voice of the people is ignored?

Over the years I have wondered about this, and the conclusion that I have come to is that it is habit.

At election time, we listen to all the platitudes and untruths that the politicians feed us and deep down we know we are all going to get shafted again, but we are the eternal optimists and hope that one of the politicians is strong enough to shake the complacency out of the establishment.

Sometimes, at the start of a new term of office for a Government there is some excitement as we see a newcomer (or several) start questioning what is going on, but it isn’t long before the system gets to them and they are forced to conform to the status quo. These elected members normally do not last more than one term before they leave the political stage with their dreams and aspirations of public service shattered forever. What does this leave? It leaves the “good old boys” who know how to manipulate the system for their own benefit and the benefit of their cronies and financial backers.

Even before the election results are announced, we all know that the group with the deeper pockets will win. They are the ones who are able to influence and change the results to suit themselves. How a leader of the western “free” world can lose an election twice and yet still be elected “President” amazes me. It pays to have a brother in the right place, eh!

Personally I believe that we need a “benevolent dictator” similar to Lee Yuan Yew of Singapore. The service factor in Public Service must be reinstated instead of it meaning “self service” at the trough of Public money.

The economies of the Western world are crashing as Governance is given away to the companies and interests who fund the elected politicians lifestyles. The continued repression of the common man for the benefit of the rich cannot continue for much longer.

The reality is that social revolution is coming as the social fabric frays and is now ripping apart. When we have nothing left to lose then heads will start to roll.

Change is coming and it is up to us, the man in the street, to determine whether it will be a calm or bloody transition. Personally, I think it will be bloody as we fight to take back what the companies have stolen from us over the last three or four generations. This is already happening around the world as the effects of the WTO are felt.

To be continued……

Fabric of society being ripped apart

June 20, 2006

When the British flag flew over most of the English speaking world, the English common law was enshrined in those countries legal system and became a significant part of the social fabric of that country. Most of those countries are now independent, such as USA, Canada, and all the commonwealth countries, but English common law still remains the cornerstone of those countries societies. Without that there would be anarchy.

What is common law? Common law is law that comes from the common people, versus legislation, which, comes from the “experts.”

Common law comes about at the root levels of society: it is not law that is imposed by some authority from on high. The development of common law was “essentially a private affair concerning millions of people throughout dozens of generations and stretching across several centuries.” It is a process that is self-adjusting and which goes on everyday unnoticed, without great expense to the state and without fractionalising society. This is to be compared to the legislative process, which is defined below.

Legislation is “A rule of conduct imposed by authority. … The body of rules, whether proceeding from formal enactment or from custom, which a particular state or community recognizes as binding on its members or subjects.” However, legislation is always subject to losing its authority as law by slipping out from under the definition; and this, on account of its despicable character. Legislation will lose its force as being law when a significant part of the community does not and will not recognize legislation (for whatever reason) as being binding upon itself.

1 – Common Law

The fact of the matter is that there exists all around us a great body of law that has not ever been (nor could it be) written down in one spot. In a way, its, its more of a process that has a single guiding rule, the “golden rule,” a negative rule: “Don’t do something to someone that you don’t want to have visited on yourself, either directly or through the agency of a government.” Though it has suffered much at the hands of legislators, common law is yet followed in all major English-speaking nations around the world. Common law to England was and is its very force. The greatness of England, certainly in the past, is attributable, I would say fully attributable, to the stabilizing and enriching institution that we have come to know as common law. This subject of the common law is a great and wonderful subject: its evolutionary development and its great benefits make it the most superior law system known in the world, as history will readily tell.

The common law is as a result of a natural sequence that hardened first into custom and then into law. It did not come about as an act of will, as an act of some group aware only of the instant moment, unaware of the nature and history of man. It comes about as a result of a seamless and continual development, through processes we can hardly begin to understand; it evolved along with man.

2 – The Object of Legislation

A person or group of persons, surprisingly easily, can make another or others do what is wanted. One way is by negotiation and accommodation, viz. by contract, that is to say, to trade with them. Another way is to command that which is desired to be done and back it up with the threat of brute physical force: that is to use coercion: that is what we call legislative law: that is the dark side of the law.

What, you might ask has this to do with the fabric of society? It is in the definitions – common law comes about by consensus and agreement whereas those who seek to operate their own agenda impose legislation on society.

At this point in time (2006) we stand at a crossroads or a fork in the road of human societies development. We can either remain on the path that has stood us in good stead for many millennia by retaining Common Law, or we can allow laws to be imposed upon society by the use of brute force to satisfy the whims of a faceless dictator. While you may regard the use of the word dictator as a bit extreme, this is what is happening. We have a faceless bureaucracy behind who are hiding the puppet masters. So many laws are being passed which the general public do not even know about. These laws are being enacted to benefit a small part of society to the detriment of the majority.

Overall, the majority of nations regard themselves as democratic, and yet those in power take no notice of the requirements of general society who they have sworn to serve. Instead those who determine what is best for you and I are regarded by the bulk of society as untrustworthy and corrupt. Most surveys find politicians well below car salespeople in this regard.

Parliament or its like was set up originally so that the voice of the people could be heard and a consensus arrived at for the benefit of those people. Now those institutions have been taken over by groups (they are called political parties) who have their own agenda that proves again and again to be at odds with the will of the people. The “democratic elections” are a farce as society as a whole knows that the political parties and the politicians lie through their eyeteeth just to retain power. They have no intention of keeping their word when they get elected. They want merely to retain power at all costs. Legislation has been enacted through the centuries since the Magna Carta that completely removes the requirement that politicians speak for the people they represent, but must mouth the words and ideas of the political party. So why do people still vote in these elections?

To be continued….