Archive for the ‘Greed’ 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……

World of greed

June 19, 2006

We live in a world of greed, where the rich get richer and everyone else is treated as a slave. Is this how we are meant to live and interact with each other? It is my view that this is not the case.

The human race initially consisted of family groups, moving to tribal and eventually a village society. Once the collection of people became too large for everyone to know each other, at least by sight, an opportunity arose for human predators to become active. In today’s society where neighbour does not know neighbour, these predators flourish at society’s expense.

Some of these predators are real people such as con men, tricksters and fraudsters. They operate by manipulating people’s trust and general greed and stupidity. It has been shown to be impossible to protect people against themselves. Continual moving from victim to victim is the hallmark of this type of predator.

The most common type of predator is the one that continually manipulates society to ensure that it can predate upon society without getting tarred and feathered and removed from society. We all know who these predators are, the Government, banks, big business and all the so-called quasi government organizations that virtually control society without any mandate from society even to exist.

Banks are a case in point. Originally set up as a safe repository of the nations cash, they are effectively trying to remove cash completely from our society. The increased reliance upon electronic financial transactions and the fact that you are actually charged for depositing or withdrawing the legal currency of the land must indicate that cash has a finite life within society. The question that must be asked is “Why should cash disappear?” The major reason appears to be the ability to maintain control over society as a whole. The IRD has maintained that the black untaxed economy has been growing enormously in the last ten years or so. This black economy survives by the use of untraceable cash. Therefore, the theory goes that if there is no cash, all financial transactions must take place through a bank, the black economy will disappear, and therefore the IRD will increase the overall tax take and personal tax rates will fall. This is a load of hogwash, as a report commissioned by the IRD found that reducing monetary control and tax rates increased the overall tax take.

The present tax laws are recognised as being extremely convoluted, ambiguous and draconian in their application. However, our elected government seems to have no will (or ability) to scrap all the present legislation and come up with a very simple system that applies to everyone equally. Such a system could be based on a 1% transaction tax for all amounts transferred into and out of a bank account. This would also include the banks and businesses that use the Reserve Bank and other facilities to balance their books on a daily basis. This amounts to multi-millions of dollars every day, and yet financial transactions such of these are exempt from any form of taxation. Individual accounts are already monitored to pay the taxman, so why not the corporate’s?