Any society is based on confidence. Confidence that those in charge will forge a path that’s good for the biggest bulk of the population and creates wealth and security for all that live in that society. For that confidence to work there has to be trust in the system and those in charge need to make sure that they carry the population with them in the decisions they make on our behalf and that their intentions and actions can be seen to be honourable in all facets of their work as decision makers.
There, that’s how it should work, now let’s look at what’s really happening and how as a result, that confidence and trust that the ordinary member of society places in the government of the day has broken down.
At this point I could do a list that goes something like;-
Illegal Iraq War
Cash for Questions
The MP’s Expenses Scandal
The Banking Scam(s)
And so, on and so on, but that would simply turn this article into a long list of where the confidence and trust has broken down instead of what I’m trying to achieve which is how to fix it.
You could say that to fix it, you would simply change the government, but as we have seen over many decades, changing the government has very little effect on the downward march to the complete mayhem we see now. In fact, each time the government changes from Conservative to Labour or vice versa using the LibDems in some cases to prop them up, the people who form that government simply start to behave the same as the government before and become the working arm of an “establishment” of unelected people who seem to perpetually hold the reins of ultimate power, no matter what particular political party holds the keys to number 10.
Those “hidden” establishment people are made up of the royal family, hereditary peers, large land owners, media moguls, merchant bankers, and those who have recently come into that fold from large business. There are other actors at work such as the USA establishment and that link and influence in our lives is one that needs to be broken. Therefore, if we consider that for a moment, changing the government has very little effect because real power resides elsewhere and the people that push the buttons and pull the levers in our society are not those who we see on our TV screens each night being interviewed in some mad game of “Tell me a secret”. They can’t tell you any secrets because they don’t actually hold any real power in the first place.
Has anyone actually wondered why such a buffoon as Nigel Farage and his falanx of now comical skinheads ever got the kind of media coverage that we saw last year or this year? The conservative party certainly never asked for that to happen and labour wouldn’t be in such trouble at this stage of the game if it wasn’t for the free advertising ukip got over the last two years. And please don’t try to convince me that the buffoon Farage or his nutty friends have actually got anything constructive to say because they haven’t. They only think they know how to tear down a system and certainly wouldn’t have the first clue how to build one up never mind run it. This is one situation where we can definitely see a hidden hand at work (or hands).
War is definitely coming (according to the speculators) because each night on TV and online we see situations around the globe in a worse state than we’ve seen for decades. No normal ordinary person wants war unless they find themselves on the receiving end and have to fight to protect their lives and the lives of their families. The media services are choosing who our enemies are and are actively engaged in managing their output for the greatest effect on the population. In most cases those “enemies” are not the real enemies at all and we are falling prey to the illusionists trick who makes you look elsewhere whilst taking a coin from his pocket and making it appear from behind your ear. We don’t have an opinion of our own because that opinion is completely formed for us.
There are certain things that get through from time to time because of inter-party fighting such as the HSBC Swiss Bank Account swindle but now the media will now work hard to make us forget about that and concentrate on those poor souls who may have found themselves without a job and have very little likelihood of getting another and now eat rubbish loaded with sugar and fat because they can’t afford a better diet. There’s your sleight of hand, that’s what the media are good at. “Don’t look at that – look at this instead.”
So, how do we fix this grave crisis? How do we put honour back into a system of government and make it work for the people? We know that we need to take on the “hidden” establishment but how? A revolution simply tears up the landscape and pushes far more people into chaos and death so that’s not an answer. The “hidden” establishment wouldn’t be effected by such a happenstance because you can be assured that if they do reside in the UK, they have well oiled escape routes and destinations already in place. Only the most disenfranchised in society call for such a thing to happen anyway because they have very little to lose.
I’m a Scot, that for me is a happy trick of fate and last year Scotland was given the huge opportunity to start afresh and forge its own path. That opportunity created division even within families and ended on almost a 50/50 split. The “hidden” establishment wasn’t so hidden at that time, it became a battle fought down to the wire in every sense and actually culminated in one ex-prime minister and three party leaders coming together in sheer panic to deliver the final blow to the yes campaign. We were attacking that establishment from the outside and I believe that was our greatest mistake. The establishment moved heaven and earth to create division which ultimately defeated the yes side and kept the union together (for a while anyway).
I was one of the people who voted yes and people like me were described as a “virus”. Let me define that word “virus” in medical terms for you;-
“Virus: A microorganism that is smaller than a bacterium. A virus invades living cells and uses their chemical machinery to keep itself alive and to replicate itself.
That’s actually a very good description for anyone who wishes to take on and beat the establishment. To attack a system from within is actually a very clever thing to do and has proved successful over and over for thousands of years.
Viruses are good at disguising themselves within the body and therefore the immune system has a hard time tracking them down and getting rid.
In May, there’s a Westminster election, if the people of Scotland are sensible, they’ll elect nothing but SNP MP’s to sit in that house. With such a high number of those MP’s the system can be attacked from the inside and force decisions from that system that benefits Scotland that wouldn’t be possible otherwise. Being a socialist, I would like to go further and attack the sticky hands of the hidden establishment in a way that diminishes and defeats their hold on our country and indeed all the countries that make up the United Kingdom.
Only by creating such a change in the political landscape can we hope to get back to the situation that I described in the first paragraph of this article. We need to restore the confidence in a system of government and the only way to do that (sensibly) is to change it from within. That system of government has to be as free as possible to make honest and honourable decisions that benefit everyone in a fairer more equal spread.
If you intend to vote Labour, Liberal, Conservative or UKIP, then all you’ll have done is vote for a continuation of the hidden establishment who will secretly smile and devastate your life.
If on the other hand, you wish to see that hidden establishment taken on and diminished, then a vote for the SNP is not only vital, but your entire well-being in the future and that of your family may depend on doing just that.
Our little country could become the catalyst (along with others) that helps to infect the rest of the world and creates a “New World Order”, one that benefits the many, not the few. Not all viruses are bad after all.