At the End of the Day

Practically every Western State of any eminence is currently suffering from politics that are divisive – rather than just showing where the division lines are. All of them are run by a political Establishment that hasn’t renewed itself for decades. And most of them are being run by Coalitions.

While this is an obvious thing to remark, we still need a convincing explanation for it. I think I have one – I think most sites like this one share it to one extent or another – but so far the ‘conclusion’ about how we are ruled in the 21st century (and why it doesn’t work) has failed to break out into the depoliticised mass market.

The following are ‘democratic’ States I would describe as capable of having a massive influence on the economy and money-transmission systems of planet Earth: the Unites States (sheer size), the United Kingdom (banking centre), France (bulwark against Merkelism), Australia (raw materials), and Greece (raw materials and financial contagion).

They are all divided right down the middle between the hypocritical and meaningless divisions of Left and Right. And they all have small oligarchies running that show who – because they protect their positions – utterly fail to represent their constituencies at large. Republican, Democrat, Labour Party, Conservatives, UMP, Socialists, Labor, Liberals, and PASOK, New Democracy. The people they represent – all of them – are the people with the kind of money, organisation, and communicatory power to make a difference to opinion generally, and elections in particular: globalist multinationals, banks, media conglomerates, Internet Service Providers, and bureaucrats.

What have we discoverdd since 2008 about the way these people are treated by government? Well, large global concerns pay on average a third of the tax rate enjoyed by the rest of us; banks that lost money through their own reckless stupidity have been bailed out by the rest of us, and starved the businesses of the rest of us; media conglomerate crime has been protected by both legislators and policemen in their pay; ISPs provide risible service, and carte blanche to close down, ban, ignore and even demonise users; and in the UK especially, bureaucrats have enriched themselves at the expense of the public purse to the tune of £1.3 trillion in pension obligations.

This is the human ‘tribal power’ model of social anthropology: four or five key families with the alpha genes tolerate the Chief and constantly compete to replace him, while the rest of the tribe or ‘pack’ are kept reasonably well fed and distracted….and thus happy with their lot.

The also-rans of higher animal species beyond Homo sapiens do introspect: but rarely to the point of influencing very much in terms of the pecking order. Humanity is different because it has language, printing, and sophisticated media for communication. Thus, to go all Geithner for a second, ideas can be leveraged. If one columnist invents a phrase or word – like Sloane Rangers or Yuppies – 300 million people will know about it within a short time. What the internet has done is reduce that time from years to hours.

This gives ISPs enormous power to select and censor information, and that in turn attracts the envy of the security services – organisations set up to ‘defend the State’ – by which they mean ‘protect the oligarchy’. Once the oligarchy is so unassailable as to keep any intruders out, it becomes stale, smug, mediocre…and incompetent. The vicious circle now comes into play, for the more process-driven, fruitless and incompetently administered Establishment policies are, the more ordinary voters and taxpayers become angry. They therefore have to be watched via surveillance cameras and £13bn GCHQ digital monitoring programmes 24/7.

Thus one tiny group gets infallible protection, and the 93% get the crumbs. To rationalise that reality, wombats like Milt Friedman come along and explain how this is the only way to create wealth. But no matter what degree of bollocks is applied to the attempt to make red green and up down, the practice of The Law is the obvious giveaway.

So it is that after getting on for 500 days of Hackgate, not a single Newscorp, police or government apparatchik has been so much as placed in an official dock…let alone tried. But when those at the bottom – badly parented thanks to mad social engineers, and rejected by the accountancy model of capitalist social responsibility – decide to torch neighbourhoods and steal things they’ve been told they should aspire to, 3,420 miscreants get caught, tried and imprisoned within weeks. (And of course, the media point out how far-Left elements were working these poor stupid people from behind. Which they are…but why does that excuse exclusion? It’s a result of exclusion isn’t it?)

Why does any of this matter? For one thing, in Greece it has started to break down. Over the last ten days, young voters there have have realised that they can defy the self-interested 3%. The Greek and Brussels oligarchies have in turn seen this happening – indeed, spied upon its occurrence – and, I remain convinced, will do whatever they can to derail its progress.

It matters in America, where the self-appointed elite let a tame black man into the White House. Their antidote for this empty suit is Mitt Romney. It matters in the UK, where a Prime Minister who has lied to Parliament on several occasions now tries to defend a slimey careerist on grounds so illogically ridiculous, the media barely know where to start in deconstructing it. It matters in France, where (having torpedoed one opponent) the Sarkozyistes are now busily engaging the services of bankers and Germans to demonise the new challenger. (They needn’t worry: Hollande is not exactly a game-changer in my book). And it matters in Australia, where the truly appalling Labour Stateist Julia Gillard came to power and stays there on the basis of a grubby agreement with mining conglomerates.

But above all, it matters because these clowns are in power to do as they’re told, not to address the profound problems facing their respective nations.

America’s debt, and sociopathic banker elite, are driving the country towards inevitable ruin. The weakness of its banks and dependence upon an imploding EU make the UK a hugely vulnerable nation in turn saddled with gigantic debt. France is a nation suffering a crisis of identity, an increasingly bellicose neighbour, wasteful bureauracy and perhaps Europe’s biggest exposure to Greek default. Greece finds itself surrounded by malign forces ranging from the Troikanauts to Recep Erdogan. And Australia has an overdependence on mining exports to China – coupled with a frigthening property bubble – that will give it, in time, the sort of economic and fiscal descent to make Greece’s demise look like a gradual incline.

My soundbite tonight is this: the faster the descent, the greater the dissent. As the Greek tragedy also befalls first Spain, then France and finally us here in the UK, then – when they are hit with a vicious right-hook in the pocket – the sofa dwellers will finally rise up and o something.

But my recurring fear is that they will go for somebody horrible with a nice line in “Let me take you away from all this”.

28 thoughts on “At the End of the Day

  1. I think if you dig in the right places John you will find that the Bankster elitists in the US are in a big panic having just received some very unwanted paperwork involving a Lien. A very very big Lien!!! May 2012 therefore should be a very interesting month.

  2. 1. Bibi of a Feather
    This is the reason Israeli PM Netanyahu rushes for early elections:
    in order to recoup his electoral vote just before the local mega bubble
    implodes this summer – quite likely given some hindsight via
    Prof. Stanley Fisher, concerning insofar-clandestine moves in Wall-Street.

    2. Bottom of the Fact
    Why yourself are constantly ignoring the key to all this – the absence of the utterly neat and effective preemption of real-estate bubbles?
    i.e. the German 10-years length of betterment tax?
    http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Privates_Veräußerungsgeschäft

  3. John,

    Your comment about the Australian PM and Labor party being in power because of a …grubby agreement with mining conglomerates… is bollocks.
    Read some Andrew Bolt and get a better view of what is happening in the lucky country, and how a fist full of slimy independents are holding the nation ransom.

  4. Totally agree John, but may I suggest a nice day out to get away from it all & forget about all this awfulness. Mr. Hester has opened up his 350 acre estate, & for 6 quid ( for charity ) you could happily wander around gazing at the fruits of his labours. There is no point turning up with a pitchfork, visitors are thoroughly vetted by the gatehouse staff, presumably to keep out the riff raff.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2137090/Inside-RBS-chiefs-Versailles-Hester-opens-gardens-public-bailed-bank.html#ixzz1tVV4Y5O4

  5. Um, nice thesis but substitute Canada for Australia and it falls apart rather quickly. Major upheaval of party politics at the federal level and also in several provinces currently underway. Solid banking system, and except for hogtown and lotusland proper prices still relatively affordable. Bigger, more diversified natural resource exporter than Australia. Economy gradually diversifying away from reliance on the US market. Federal budget deficit for 2011-12 $10 Billion less than forecast. This doesn’t mean there aren’t problems – Ontario seem to want to emulate California and go bankrupt

    • TSB
      Totally agree re Canada – and observe WHY it’s done better.
      But it’s an exception that proves the rule: not enough to make my argument fall apart.

  6. Isn’t it fascinating how Goldman Sachs can’t get anybody parachuted into high office in Whitehall but Goldman spiv in chief Jim O’Neill is suddenly put forward as leading candidate to chair the UK’s central bank – a de facto top political role if ever there was one.

    I am just in abject despair.

  7. Yeah, comment on Gillard/Mining partnership is way off-base! Bit more analysis needed before more commentary about Australia, it seems!

    • OK Alister
      Explain it for us. You think Wayne Swan is a good guy, do you?
      I spend lots of time in Australia, btw.

  8. JW

    This is when I find you at your absolute best and it doesn’t matter to me whether your example of Oz is off apparently, but in broad brush strokes it is still correct.

    • Thanks Lupu
      I don’t think the Aussie observation is off: ot sure what else you could call the Swann compromise other than grubby.
      Perhaps our cobber is a Julia fan.

  9. The sentiment is straight from my book, although the treatment of facts is a tad flippant. The system is indeed on a verge of either righting itself through democratic process, or toppling into revolutionary chaos. I hope for the better, but must prepare for the worst.
    As with all catastrophes, the timing is impossible to predict. It could limp for another half a century before it implodes… By which time it will be my grand-children who will have to worry.

    • The situation has deteriorated considerably over the last 15-20 years if that’s a guide to future events. The barrier standing in the way are the democratic systems but we don’t know much resistance they have to the onslaught.

  10. I think we are discovering you can’t outsource democracy. ‘Representative ‘democracy via MPs does not work. In what way does my local MP represent in any meaningful manner the will of his local constituents? Democracy is a process, not an event. Democracy is not getting a vote between dumb and dumber every 5 years.

  11. Well, I can’t post a comment here using my WordPress account, and if I fill out my details instead, I’m told to log in to WordPress (which doesn’t allow me to post comments). So let’s try being Somebody Else.

    I think you have a WordPress problem, Mr Ward.

  12. And your problem would seem to be that anybody with a WordPress account can’t log in and post a comment here. They have to pretend to be somebody else (I haven’t tried facebook yet)

    I had this exact same problem with WordPress a couple of months ago.

  13. So you can post messages here semi-anonymously or using your facebook account, but you can’t post using your WordPress account.

    You ought to contact WordPress and complain about it. I have a WordPress blog, but I don’t think there’s a similar problem.

  14. If only the sofa dwellers could be interrupted during Dancing With the Stars long enough to hear through this post you might at least get a raised eyebrow before another trudge to the fridge.
    It might take Mr. Wilcock’s legal action to get another, though that will end up under a cushion.

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