Another quote

September 15, 2009 at 11:26 pm (politics)


Following my previous post of quotes relevant to banking and monetary systems, I have just came across this gem in the Wealth Of Nations by Adam Smith.

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There are three orders in society – those who live by rent, by labour and by profits. Employers constitute the third order. . . The proposal of any new law by or regulation which comes from this order ought always to be listened to with the greatest precaution and ought never to be adopted till after having been long and carefully examined, not only with the most scrupulous but with the most suspicious attention. It comes from an order of men whose interest is never exactly the same with that of the public, who have generally an interest to deceive and even oppress the public. . .

Masters are always and everywhere in a sort of tacit but constant and uniform combination not to raise the wages of workers. . . . Masters. . .sometimes enter into particular combinations to sink the level of wages. . . These are always conducted with the utmost silence and secrecy. . .

Wherever there is great property there is great inequality. Civil government, so far as it is instituted for the security of property, is in reality, instituted for the defence of the rich against the poor, or of those who have some property against those who have none at all. . .

Perfect liberty can never happen if government heeds or is entrusted to the mean rapacity, the monopolizing spirit of merchants and manufacturers who neither are, nor ought to be the rulers of mankind.
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remembering this was written in 1776.

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Who Believed Obama ???

August 5, 2009 at 10:15 pm (politics)

He said he wouldn’t hire lobbyists. All he’s done is hire high power lobbyists at every level of government. And he has handed the country over to the oligarchs, the international bankers, to loot the nation, according to Bloomer Financial, $9.7 trillion. He has lied about leaving Iraq. He said that he would take the troops out immediately, now he is saying 16 to 23 months he is going to keep them there. He has increased the troops by 30 thousand, doubling them in Afghanistan. He is bombing Pakistan. Barack Obama promised that he would only raise taxes on those making over a quarter million dollars a year. He has now announced in the Wall Street Journal, he is going to change all the loop holes to tax all Americans, taking waivers for homes, taking away the exemptions. The lies are incredible. Everything Obama has said has been a lie.
The new world order is a private group of ultra rich bankers who are off shore. They are above the US, above Iran, Russia, Venezuela. They are international, and they are creating a network of international laws to regulate, and control, and dominate nations. They openly state that they want to deindustrialize countries, they want to bankrupt the population. They want a poor population that has to go to the government for handouts. They want a domesticated population. So the new world order is what every other dictatorship has called for in history. They are people who want a planetary dictatorship run by a group of plutocratic financiers. It is a world government of, for, and by private bankers.

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Can respect be restored in Britains society

July 17, 2009 at 11:40 am (politics)

BBC2 programme ‘death of respect’ looked at the last 50 years asking how and why we have lost our respect. Simple answer in my head would be to point the finger at the Thatcher Government, but all that achieves is adjoining myself with a blame culture which entangles itself with the ‘I am a consumer’ capitalist free enterprise market. Via this capitalist system, we have a nation which is now simmering and close to boiling over, what we need is solidarity not individuality, a united nation with socioeconomic systems and a Government with policies there are not bullied by banks and business. Political agenda should be based on the assumption that people have the freedom to inquire and create in free association with others, and certainly not under the kinds of external constraints that came to be called capitalism.

How and Why has respect been lost ?
Communities
discouraged and disbanded by various means:social housing policies, cost of socialising, crime fear, community facilities funding cuts, delocalisation of facilities in favour of centralisation – with communities split you create the individual, survival of the fittest.
Divorce rate
Far to easy to get married, have children, get divorced. It has become a normality, and thus breeding a nation where family values hold no meaning – more individuality
Debt Culture
We live in a consumerist culture which is of course part of the capitalist market, with lack of Government regulation the banks have ‘carrot dangled’ lending to joe public to the point where everything we possess we dont own.
Crushed Industry
Steel, Mining, Shipbuilding, Factories. Manufacturing industries all held strong community spirit, local workforce, families, apprenticeships…..etc. The closing of industry can shut down whole areas with decades worth community history –
Social Housing
As part of the consumerist market, people where encouraged through the Thatcher ‘right to buy’ policy to purchase there council house, borrowing money from the all to eager lenders.
Housing funding was cut year after year and required modernisation work falling some ten year behind programmes. A great excuse to sell them off wholesale to Housing Associations – with a ten year legal requirement to uphold council policy, then a freedom to act as private landlords.

Dividing people is an unhealthy breeding, we are naturaly socialistic, take this away and the old way of ‘everyone offering up a hand’ vanishes and becomes a ‘survival of the fittest’.

You are walking through your local park and see a small child on there own and crying, of course you know you have to assist and offer the child help, but I bet the thought ‘I need to be careful otherwise I could get into trouble’ enters your head. Respect yourself and others, help the child, dont be conditioned by fear or other people’s lack of respect.

‘division of labour will destroy Human Beings and turn people into creatures as stupid and ignorant as it is possible for a Human Being to be’ Adam Smith.

Mrs Thatcher obviously did not read this bit, or maybe she did…….social engineering conspiracy theories ??? and I am back to where I started, blaming Thatcher.

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The Unseen Government or Quango State

July 1, 2009 at 1:26 pm (politics)

In the midst and uproar surrounding MP’s expenses, (a criminal mis-use of tax payers money), lies, I believe, to be one of the biggest and most scandalous unaccounted and anti democratic use of public money – the Great British Quango Government.
Since NuLab power in 1999 there were a known 135 gov Quangos with Nulab at the time stating there newly formed government would be a more streamlined political office.
2009, there are now approx. 1160 gov Quangos at a cost to the voting tax payer of £64Billion per year, and still a growing trend of this government.
Who? What? Why? you may ask! From a working history within the construction profession here is one example how unnecessary most of these bodies, boards and agencies are.

The following is a list of Government Consultancies to promote and advise on ‘Design Quality’ for the built Environment.

1. Design and Sustainable Development Team (DSDT)
2. Advisory Team for Large Applications (ATLAS)
3. The National Consultancy Unit (NCU)
and last but not least the grandaddy of them all
4. Commision for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE)

Following a very brief glance as to the consultancy and service they offer it would seem they all offer a muchness of the same guidance ? streamlining ? more like jobs for the boys being created.

Got a community project you need funding for ? apply for a grant, theres millions available, available only to pay consultancy fees. There are no grants to actualy fund your project but you can get lots of money for a quango agency to write you a report.
Got a business enterprise idea and need funding ? apply for a grant,…….same story.

If you wish to comment please name the most waste of time government agency, group etc that you know about. I’m wanting to compile a list to support my application to Mr. Brown, for funding, to enable me to set up office to monitor and advise the services that government quangos provide us, at a grant funded rate and with expenses not accountable for.

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