Friday, 1 April 2011

Déjà vu

Cast your minds back to the early days when Afghanistan kicked off and the then USSR invaded and stamped down hard on the rebels.... Then remember how the United States supplied arms and expertise to the then Mujahedeen and ran a very successful guerrilla hit and run type war with the then USSR, and how the USSR eventually pulled out of Afghanistan due to heavy losses... and then remember how Osama bin laden (ex Mujahedeen fighter and leader) popped up who had been trained by the United States and went on to become enemy number one on the US hit list through his various atrocities across the world mainly aimed at United States interests.

You can't help getting a feeling of Déjà vu over Libya, although you can almost feel the lack of commitment with the United States over this ongoing power struggle, and rightly so, they've been tarred and feathered by Arab countries, such as Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan. Hence them wanting to hand over control to NATO of the Libya situation, almost like they’ve picked up a hot potato at a barbecue. They are very stand offish...and so they should be.

I'm all for getting rid of despotic heads of state who have very little compassion for their own people and wouldn't think twice about murdering innocent civilians, I'm also all for democratic governments, where corruption is a thing of the past... but lets face it even the UK isn't immune to Politicians being caught with their hands in the Government coffers...So corruption it seems goes hand in hand with political power. 

Or in other words the more powerful you are the more you can get away with, or to quote Joseph Goebbels 

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State."

Now old Mr Goebbels knew a thing or two about propaganda considering he masterminded taking in an entire nation and then as history records went on to wage World War II along side Mr Hitler.... now I'm not a fan of Mr Goebbels or any Nazi, but that quote above all, resonates even today within the halls of power.

Take the UK banks for instance, no I mean it take them and drop them into the Mariana trench and to make sure they don't come back up chain the Ark Royal to their feet and scuttle her... The banks have had a massive bail out because they were too "big" to fail and yet they are still handing out billions of pounds in bonuses to the very people who caused their bailout....and we (you and I) paid for that why are they rewarding utter failure ? Since when do you give a pat on the back for falling flat on your face? The logic fails.

Anyway getting back to the point of Libya, Libya only supplies 2% of all the oil in the world, yet the civil unrest (civil war?) there is costing everybody in the world dearly in increased fuel costs that in turn will force up the price of food, because it doesn't get to your supermarkets under its own steam, because as we know a camel coughs in the desert and petrol forecourts put the price of petrol up by a couple of pence...... and we are now over £6 a gallon or £6.21 a gallon to be precise ..... when you convert from litres to gallons if you're of a certain age it hits home how much petrol has risen....

Make no mistake about it the "intervention" in Libya is about stabilising oil prices, somebody somewhere is making obscene amounts of money on the back of the Libyan crisis and they will also make obscene amounts of money when the crisis is over by selling their shares in oil, and move onto the next big money spinner, our world has a vast parasitic element (the financiers and speculators) who's only purpose it seems is to make money off the back of other peoples misery.

There is a massive undercurrent of dissent building in this country. The recent demonstrations in London for instance and you only have to go on YouTube and watch a few video's about statute law vs common law and de-registration of vehicles from the DVLA, people are waking up (albeit slowly) to how we are slowly being hock tied with our freedoms, the Digital Economy Bill for instance, people do not know how far reaching this is in controlling what people can and can't do on the Internet, it's nothing to do with copyright or protecting it, it's about control. Similarly we can no longer protest at or blockade fuel depots its' against the law (statute law).... 

A prime example of control is a simple one did you know that you NEVER own your car? Even though you have paid for it ? The government own your car which is why if you don't tax or insure your car or declare it SORN then they can take THEIR car and crush it? The simple act of "registering" your car with the DVLA gives them title to it, it never belongs to you while ever it is registered with the DVLA....

The DVLA will of course give you statute after statute to back their claim on your car, but statutes are not the law, common law is the law and it has higher authority.

By registering the birth of your child you are making them subject to the statute laws of the land....and you can be fined if you don't...... but you've consented to that, just like you've consented to register your car with the DVLA.

Don't misunderstand me I'm not some raving anarchist hell bent on bringing any government to its knees, far from it I believe in democracy, fairness and honesty, but democracy has been tainted along the way and yes we elect our leaders freely, but it's what they do when in power that does the damage, chipping away at our civil liberties bit by bit.

Some of us are just walking blindly and unknowingly into less personal freedom like sheep trusting those who lead us, trusting that they are doing the right thing. When in a lot of cases they simply aren't. The devil is in the detail......

Anyway watch what happens in Libya over the next few weeks/years.... they never learn and it seems political memory is a bit shorter than that of a goldfish.....

1 comment:

Bran said...

Spot on kid!