Thursday, 4 December 2014

Austerity- Did you Really think it would be Over?

Austerity is a word few people had heard of until a few years ago, and it was never used before in the context it is today. It is a very neo-Orwellian term indeed; it conjures up images of a frugal old vicar's wife from a small country village diligently sorting her pennies and peeling the potatoes as close as possible so as not to waste them... In truth it means that the people of a nation have to pay through the nose to repair the financial vandalism of a clique of mega-rich plutocrats. There is enough capital in the coffers of what David Rothkolf calls the "superclass" that they could settle their own deficits with what to them would be loose change, but they won't; and no state institution is willing to force them because they are totally in the pockets of the very same superclass. There have been warning rumblings for some time that George Osborne, the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, would be the bearer of bad news at the Autumn Statement and sure enough, he was. He had to tell the world that the Conservative Lib-Dem coalition, also known as the David Cameron and Nick Clegg Government plc, had failed to pay back its "debts", the non-existent fiat money donated by the banking system. As a result Osborne has announced a new wave of spending cuts that are even more draconian than what we've had to endure so far. I say "we", but I don't include Osborne himself in that; no, he will be fine on his ministerial salary. As per usual, the poorest and most vulnerable people in society will be handed the bill; old people, the unemployed, single parents, the disabled. They'll be squeezed again to see if any more drops will come out. According to the Institute of Fiscal Studies the austerity of the last few years has only relieved thirty five billion pounds off the ninety billion pound debt bill; there's another fifty-five billion to go. The Tories want the debt paid off by 2017 which means Osborne is instituting cuts to welfare and public services unlike anything seen since the 1930's. The suffering and misery this will cause is going to be beyond anything in our experience, see: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-30327717. Of course there's a general election in May next year so you can always vote in Labour; however Labour have basically the same idea. Ed Balls, the shadow Chancellor, has a similar austerity plan. It's not quite so extreme... at least he's saying that now before the election... and therefore it will be far longer before the debt is cleared; but it is based on the same underlying principle. Osborne has hit back at the IFS by called their predictions "hyperbolic", which means exaggerated. In his BBC interview he mentions George Orwell's Road to Wigan Pier, one of Orwell's autobiographical books where he travels over the north of England sharing the lives of miners, slum-dwellers and other victims of the Great Depression. Maybe Osborne was trying to head off his own criticism because that's exactly what I was thinking about, and I doubt if I'm the only one. He has also tried to lighten the mood of his address by proudly boasting about how unemployment has dropped by 1.8 million, but are those figures accurate? Jobless statistics are very easy to massage. How many of these new workers are on the minimum wage? Are those on JSA "work experience" included as people in paid employment, see: http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/tory-boy-wants-more-slaves.html? What's more Britain might be a geographical island, but it's not a monetary one; it is part of a global economy and our prosperity is dependent on that of other countries. Almost a quarter of a century after the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia has regained its status as one of the world's most powerful nations, yet President Putin has just publicly reported that Russia is riven with economic strife, see: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30322198. During the last few years, some people have regarded the recession as they would an impending hurricane. They've been boarding up their windows and gone and huddled in the cellar waiting and hoping, knowing that it will only be a matter of time until the storm passes and we can all come out of our shelters and bask in the sun again. This attitude has been encouraged by the government, both Labour and Lib-Dem/Tory, since the 2008 crash. But the storm will never end, at least while we still keep hanging on and believing the Chancellor. The storm will pass when we make it pass by taking control of our own economic world through small businesses, local trading and workers cooperatives etc, for example see: http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/the-oxford-pound.html.

5 comments:

Andy said...

Not being a fan of the impending coke-mas consumerfest I think it could be brightened up for WE-THE-PEOPLE if we had the London and even provincial parks decorated with these greedy, child raping genocidal psychopaths swinging gently from the higher branches of the trees Pride and Dignity Brother

Ben Emlyn-Jones said...

P&D, Bro Po. Yes indeed. If Jimmy Savile hadn't been rescued by the grave, he'd be there. We'd need a strong rope for Cyril Smith, but it could be arranged.

Xylomet said...

Hi Ben. Your article shows a clear picture of the reality of 'austerity' it is indeed neo-Orwellian. 'Politics' is the mouthpeice of the elite controlled global Military-Industrial Complex and it's imaginary yet tangible financial 'furnishers'who act like a lottery fund (funded by the general public who's odds of 'winning' in life are millions to one) to various political 'projects' which as you are aware is a collective of multi-agency cultural Marxist and Iron curtain agenda. The 'lubricant' of America is that many countries are the buyers of U.S.-made arms, The European connection includes the elite Banking Families who are the 'debt owners', Big Pharma and the like who dictate the 'political' and 'social' theater production in which we are unwittingly and oblivious actors between the 'left' and 'right' wing who in-fact are two sides of the same coin but ultimately are both the voices of privilege or divisive agenda's, only really existing in contradistinction to each-other. Meanwhile we are being undermined to the very root of our rights as human beings within a system of 'law' that due to our ignorance and prejudice means that we are now all vulnerable to (as Ben rightly states) the Plutocracy, the fundamental enemy outside of our own divided ego entities, both stand outside of this spectacle. This is why people like Carla Buckle are currently locked in French owned high security prisons. It is nothing to do with things that are not all deliniating like color, height, nationality. We are being told that the Human planet is now surplus to requirement and of coarse to justify this the theatre needs the 'big baddie' which has conveniently found it's best character in the 'Jihadi' and 'Immigrant'. Religious bigotry is nothing new, viz. Catholic - Protestant, Crusaders and Moors only now it is presented as something new, a new threat from a 'new culture'. Both Christianity and Islam share the exact same root in the old testament (promises were made by 'God' to both Abraham's sons, viz the Arab Islamic state and the Jewish) so let's not forget that this dualistic 'God Appointed' war is nothing to do with anything 'new'. Like those unemployment figures they are highly manipulated to give a 'feeling' be it positive or negative, either way it benefits, like dualistic religion, the agenda of those who are 'illuminated' with knowledge of things which allow them to control us from free energy to politics of the universe. Thank you for the artical Ben, there will be testing times ahead, I already pick up on a nasty sentiment being drummed up on the streets and it will only lead to violence and heartache. Also we need to as Ben say's "The storm will pass when we make it pass by taking control of our own economic world through small businesses, local trading and workers cooperatives etc, for example" Well said Ben. It is soon panto season and I suggest people take the hint and "Look behind you!".....

Ben Emlyn-Jones said...

X, I hear the word "politics" comes from the Greek: "poly" = "many" and "ticks" = bloodsuckers! It's true that arms are the only industry the USA has left; it's a huge arsenal. If the wars stopped that would be it! I do hope that Carla gets out soon. There'll be another update on her situation soon. I know a lot of people have fallen for the incitement to civil war, even some people who know 9/11 was an inside job, unbelievably! But we must continue to speak the truth and hope it falls on fallow ground. Glad you like the article. Thanks, X :-)

Xylomet said...

"poly" = "many" and "ticks" = bloodsuckers!....Excellent :)