Britain’s Wealthiest Are Wealthier Than Ever Before

18/05/2014

Britain’s wealthiest are wealthier than ever before  with a combined fortune of almost £520billion according to the Sunday Times Rich list with the Hinduja brothers top of the list with a combined fortune of £11.9billion. The total wealth of the 1000 richest people in Britain jumped 15% in one year. This comes a couple of weeks after we were told that there are more billionaires living in Britain than ever before. Can you imagine how angry, how sick I felt this morning when I read this bullshit as the nation’s poorest are suffering hardships through needless austerity?Wealth expert Philip Beresford said “the richest people in Britain have had an astonishing year. While some may criticise them, many of these people are at the heart of the economy and their success brings more jobs and wealth to the country.”

It is this kind of warped thinking that fuels all our problems, without sounding like Vladmir Lenin it is the indebted workers of this country that are the heart of the economy, as they are the heart of any economy. As I have said before we live with two economies, the debt economy in which the majority of us live and then there is the stock market economy which is completely decoupled from the debt economy and has no bearing on reality whatsoever. Record level debts? Stocks rise. Thousands laid off due to lack of industry demand? Stocks rise. For the people in the stock market economy the possibilities are endless because they have the God of the new world on their side, they have access to CAPITAL! For the rest of us left languishing in the debt economy there has been no economic recovery and it seems the bad times are here to stay, as it is purposely designed to be.

Inequality

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The wealth of Britain’s wealthiest has jumped 15% in one year, how can that be? Well it is because they aren’t on zero hour minimum wage contracts. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 closed 2013 with RECORD closing highs. It was the best year for the Dow since 1995 as it rose 26.5%. The S&P 500 closed the year up 29.6%, its best yearly closeout since 1997. The Dow closed at RECORD HIGHS 52 TIMES in 2013. The FTSE 100 closed the year up 14.5% and the FTSE 250 has finished up 29%. In January I wrote this, turns out I was right:

“What this means is that for some 2013 has been one hell of a year, an absolutely blinding year on the old financial front. If you’ve got a friend who’s got a friend, who is preferably a member of government or in public office then you are going to get spoon fed money in the form of great deals like the privatization of the Royal Mail which was sold greatly and suspiciously under value.”

Now I am in no way against wealth, I wish everybody was wealthy. I’m in no way against entrepreneurship, if you are a bright person with a great idea then you should be allowed to develop it and reap the rewards. That is why I respect men like James Dyson, a wealthy man who is living a great life on the fruits of his work. But what I am dead against is class warfare and fraud. We are living in times where a two tier society is being created, if it hasn’t already been created. When the majority of the world’s population is drowing in debt to crooked banks and the world’s 85 richest people have more wealth than the poorest 3.5 billion people combined there is something drastically wrong. We live in a world where 85 people have a combined worth of $1 TRILLION whilst thousands of people die each day because they have no food and water.

The world is operated under a fraudulent and corrupt finance system, the men and women who crashed the world’s economy are living better than ever before. They have not gone to jail for their crimes.  We have the mega wealthy who oversee an army of wage slaves. But the wage slaves are happy because they have bread and circuses, Nando’s and X-Factor. A very telling sign of the times for me was the fact that four new entries in the rich list were the people behind Candy Crush Saga with fortunes of hundreds of millions of pounds. Whilst the world’s wealth is sucked into the pockets of a small minority the wage slaves are happy wasting their time in unproductive ways playing addictive yet ultimately pointless games. We argue over which sham government we want next to sell public assets to private companies and then we go and watch football.

Rat Race

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Education is key to get ourselves out of the rat race, we need to learn to play the game:

“If you look at the life of the average-educated, hard working person, there is a similar path. The child is born and goes to school. The proud parents are excited because the child excels, gets fair to good grades and is accepted into college. The child graduates, maybe goes to graduate school and then does exactly as programmed: looks for a safe, secure job or career. The child finds the job, maybe as a doctor or a lawyer, or joins the army or works for the government. Generally the child begins to make money, credit cards start to arrive in mass, and the shopping begins, if it hasn’t already. Having money to burn the child goes to places where other young people just like them hang out and they meet people, they date and sometimes they get married. Life is wonderful now because both men and women work. Two incomes are bliss. They feel successful, their future is bright and they decide to buy a house, a car, a television, take vacations and have children. The happy bundle arrives. The demand for cash is enormous. The happy couple decides that their careers are vitally important and begin to work harder seeking promotions and raises. They work harder; become better employees, even more dedicated. They go back to school to get more specialised skills so they can earn more money. Their incomes go up but so does their tax bracket they’re in and the real estate taxes on their new large home, and all the other taxes. They get their large pay check and wonder where all the money went; they buy their shopping on credit cards. The children reach 5 or 6 years old and the need to save for college increases as well as the need to save for their retirement.  That happy couple born 35 years ago is now trapped in the rat race for the rest of their working days. They work for the owners of their company, for the government paying taxes and for the bank paying off a mortgage and credit cards. Then they advise their own children to study hard, get good grades, and find a safe job or career. They learn nothing about money, except from those who profit from their naiveté, and work hard all their lives”-Robert Kiyosaki

The whole world is on the path to oblivion in the name of greed, the future is looking dreary for many because a select few want all the sunshine for themselves. We are on a road that is unsustainable and unless we want to experience the chaos that has befallen Ukraine we need to change our course. I once saw a meme that said “The rich of the world check your Rolex’s, the time of revolution is upon us”. It may have been correct.

This article is authored by Lee Cooper

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Extraordinary Popular Delusions and The Madness of Crowds

10/03/2014

This is the title of a book published by Charles Mackay in 1841 that I started reading over the weekend. I’ve only read about a quarter of the book and already it has been very interesting. The book shows how as a collective we humans are in fact quite stupid. We never learn from our mistakes. We continue to fall for the same tricks over and over again. What do I mean? Well I well let the words of the book tell it for me:

“Louis XIV. died in 1715, and the heir to the throne being an infant only seven years of age, the Duke of Orleans assumed the reins of government, as regent, during his minority. Law now found himself in a more favourable position. The tide in his affairs had come, which, taken at the flood, was to waft him on to fortune. The regent was his friend, already acquainted with his theory and pretensions, and inclined, moreover, to aid him in any efforts to restore the wounded credit of France, bowed down to the earth by the extravagance of the long reign of Louis XIX.”- Page 9

“When Law presented himself at court he was most cordially received. He offered two memorials to the regent, in which he set forth the evils that had befallen France, owing to an insufficient currency, at different times depreciated. He asserted that a metallic currency, unaided by a paper money, was wholly inadequate to the wants of a commercial country, and particularly cited the examples of Great Britain and Holland to shew the advantages of paper. He used many sound arguments on the subject of credit, and proposed as a means of restoring that of France, then at so low an ebb among the nations, that he should be allowed to set up a bank, which should have the management of the royal revenues, and issue notes both on that and on landed security. He further proposed that this bank should be administered in the king’s name, but subject to the control of commissioners to be named by the States-General.”- Page 11

This is the beginning of the tale of John Law and the Mississippi Bubble. The Mississippi bubble was the same as all the other artificial stock bubbles that came after it right up to the housing bubble that popped in 2008 and brought so much economic misery to the entire world. These two passages show how men get themselves into positions of power and then abuse their positions. It shows how paper currency always ends with bad news:

“Thus the system continued to flourish till the commencement of the year 1720. The warnings of the parliament, that too great a creation of paper money would, sooner or later, bring the country to bankruptcy, were disregarded.”- Page 20

Whilst this was going on in France a similar scenario was unfolding in Great Britain with the South-Sea Company. Just like today, and just like throughout the whole of history no doubt, the people ignored the warnings that were given to them:

“Exchange Alley was in a fever of excitement. The company’s stock, which had been at a hundred and thirty the previous day, gradually rose to three hundred, and continued to rise with the most astonishing rapidity during the whole time that the bill in its several stages was under discussion. Mr. Walpole was almost the only statesman in the House who spoke out boldly against it. He warned them, in eloquent and solemn language, of the evils that would ensue. It countenanced, he said, “the dangerous practice of stock-jobbing, and would divert the genius of the nation from trade and industry. It would hold out a dangerous lure to decoy the unwary to their ruin, by making them part with the earnings of their labour for a prospect of imaginary wealth. The great principle of the project was an evil of first-rate magnitude; it was to raise artificially the value of the stock, by exciting and keeping up a general infatuation, and by promising dividends out of funds which could never be adequate to the purpose.” In a prophetic spirit he added, that if the plan succeeded, the directors would become masters of the government, form a new and absolute aristocracy in the kingdom, and control the resolutions of the legislature. If it failed, which he was convinced it would, the result would bring general discontent and ruin upon the country. Such would be the delusion, that when the evil day came, as come it would, the people would start up, as from a dream, and ask themselves if these things could have been true. All his eloquence was in vain. He was looked upon as a false prophet, or compared to the hoarse raven, croaking omens of evil. His friends, however, compared him to Cassandra, predicting evils which would only be believed when they came home to men’s hearths, and stared them in the face at their own boards.”- Page 30

“Several peers spoke warmly against the scheme; but their warnings fell upon dull, cold ears. A speculating frenzy had seized them as well as the plebeians. Lord North and Grey said the bill was unjust in its nature, and might prove fatal in its consequences, being calculated to enrich the few and impoverish the many. The Duke of Wharton followed; but, as he only retailed at second-hand the arguments so eloquently stated by Walpole in the Lower House, he was not listened to with even the same attention that had been bestowed upon Lord North and Grey. Earl Cowper followed on the same side, and compared the bill to the famous horse of the siege of Troy. Like that, it was ushered in and received with great pomp and acclamations of joy, but bore within it treachery and destruction. The Earl of Sunderland endeavoured to answer all objections; and on the question being put, there appeared only seventeen peers against, and eighty-three in favour of the project. The very same day on which it passed the Lords, it received the royal assent, and became the law of the land.”- Page 31

“And thus, to use the words of the Parliamentary History, were seen, in the space of eight months, the rise, progress, and fall of that mighty fabric, which, being wound up by mysterious springs to a wonderful height, had fixed the eyes and expectations of all Europe, but whose foundation, being fraud, illusion, credulity, and infatuation, fell to the ground as soon as the artful management of its directors was discovered.”- Page 42

“During the progress of this famous bubble, England presented a singular spectacle. The public mind was in a state of unwholesome fermentation. Men were no longer satisfied with the slow but sure profits of cautious industry. The hope of boundless wealth for the morrow made them heedless and extravagant for to-day. A luxury, till then unheard-of, was introduced, bringing in its train a corresponding laxity of morals. The over-bearing insolence of ignorant men, who had arisen to sudden wealth by successful gambling, made men of true gentility of mind and manners blush that gold should have power to raise the unworthy in the scale of society.”- Page 42

That last line is so important I feel because it is where we are at today, we have ignorant men in positions of great power and influence. The money masters continue to drag the world down the sewer as we continue to play the game of life by the rules they created. The sad thing is that if history is our teacher, this book tells us that we are likely to continue to be led from one disaster to another. Always on the brink of ruin whilst a select minority profit from the pain of the masses.

This article is authored by Lee Cooper

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The Hypocrisy of The World

05/03/2014

“And other people have remembered, and they come back to us and they say ‘Hey! Don’t worry, don’t be afraid- ever- because this is just a ride’. And we…. kill those people. ‘’Shut him up! We have a lot invested in this ride! Shut him up! Look at my furrows of worry; look at my big bank account, and my family. This has to be real.’ It’s just a ride. But we always kill those good guys who try and tell us that- ever notice that?- and we let the demons run amok. But it doesn’t matter, because…it’s just a ride, and we can change it any time we want. It’s only a choice. No effort. No worry. No job. No savings and money. Just a choice, right now, between fear and love. The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your door, buy bigger guns, close yourself off. The eyes of love, instead, see all of us as one. Here’s what we can do to change the world, right now, into a better ride. Take all that money we spend on weapons and defence each year and, instead, spend it feeding, clothing and educating the poor of the world, which it would do many times over- not one human being excluded- and we can explore space together, both inner and outer, forever. In peace.” – Bill Hicks

I was reading through the day’s news last night and was recapping on the events in Ukraine when the hypocrisy of the government of the USA and the UK really hit me. I understand that we are all naturally hypocrites to a degree because our views and opinions often change depending on our mood or what stage we are at in our character development. But the level of hypocrisy which currently runs through every aspect of our daily lives is astounding. I asked myself why do we allow this happen and allow its effects to seep into all aspects of our lives?  What do I mean by this? Well our governments are corrupt, our justice system is criminal, our banks are the biggest fraudsters and our “Holy Men” are paedophiles. Michael Ellner takes it one step further:

“Just look at us. Everything is backwards, everything is upside down. Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, psychiatrists destroy minds, scientists destroy truth, major media destroys information, religions destroy spirituality and governments destroy freedom.”

Why do we take this? Why do we accept that this is the way things should be when a better world is so easily available if we want it? There is a line in the film American Gangster which goes like this, “the most important thing in business is honesty, integrity, hard work, family, never forgetting where we came from.” Change business to life and you have a pretty solid foundation of which you can base your actions on. However the modern world does not respect these qualities, these qualities will hold you back. You want to make it big in the world? Then you had best forget honesty. Our “leaders” are the biggest liars in the world yet they are also the most respected people in society, granted that respect is declining with every day that passes at a rapid rate.

Integrity? The world has forgotten the meaning of the word! There is no integrity in the dog eat dog, jungle society that has been created in our pursuit of the made up illusion we call money. Integrity in the modern world keeps you held down at the bottom. How many people sacrifice who they are and compromise their integrity in order to hold down a job so they can survive? How many people bite their tongues when it comes to speaking out against the countless injustices of this world so they don’t jeopardise their current employment situation? The answer is almost everyone. Look at the celebrities so many people adore. The Kardashian’s, famous from a sex tape. Towie, famous for being as thick as pig shit. Where is the integrity in what these people do and where is the self-respect in worshipping their every move? When you find it do let me know.

Hard work. Yes a fundamental if you want to get anywhere in life. But you had best be prepared for your hard work to go unappreciated and unrewarded. Slaves do work very hard, there can be no doubt about that. Everybody I know works hard yet they are always stuck in a rut, always a paycheque away from oblivion. Why is that? It is because that is how the money masters want it to be:

“People are only mean when they’re threatened and that’s what our culture does. That’s what our economy does. Even people who have jobs in our economy are threatened, because they worry about losing them. And when you get threatened, you start looking out only for yourself. You start making money a god. It is all part of this culture”- Morris Schwartz

Family. The family unit. The what unit? Family does not exist anymore. How many families are still together? I would say 2 out of every 10 people have parents who are still together and the family unit is complete, the country is littered with broken homes. The family has long been under attack ever since mum was made to feel she wasn’t a real woman unless she had a high flying career. Forget children, forget making sure they have enough love, care and education to survive in this world, just make sure you get to the top of that greasy pole known as the career ladder:

“We live in a society where women are demonised for having children in their teens when they are biologically meant to have them but there is no such stigma for women having children via IVF in their 40s. This is because what we see as the defining factor in bringing up a happy child is whether you have money, not whether you are still young enough to engage in play, or have the energy to love them properly. Still, you can use the money to hire some teenage girl. “Tommy! We’ve hired  someone who’s fun, we’ve hired somebody who likes you” and she can play with them while you look on exhaustedly with a mug of tea”- Frankie Boyle

Men come under attack too. So many men throw away their families these days instead of being the protectors and figurehead. I can’t prove this for sure but I would say deep down there are many unhappy people walking this land because their family has been completely and utterly destroyed.

And finally never forgetting where we can from. It seems so many of us can’t wait to forget where we came from. What happens in the rare instances when a person from a working class background does happen to beat the maze and does escape to financial freedom, do they lower the ladders and help the people below them up to their level? Nope they pull the ladder and they turn their backs on their roots to rub shoulders with the rich, the only people worthy of their time now.

I for one have had enough of this hypocritical system. I will tolerate it no longer. In all the recent talk of war people forget we are already in the middle of a huge war, the class war. Well I say they forget, most people aren’t even aware it is happening. They don’t realise this because we are victims of divide and conquer, which is pitting the poor against the poorer.

What does it matter if you are working your whole life away for a pittance to pay off debts and keep the wolves, aka the banks at bay. Or if you rely on a government hand outs from a government that is also heavily in debt to the same banks. What is the real difference? The difference is that the people who work for the pittance like to think they are better than the poor people when in actual fact we are all victims. We are all repressed, you and I do not come into contact with the people who truly benefit from this system, the truly wealthy move in circles that none of us get even close to. Their wealth is created off the back of our suffering and misery. When are we going to change this way of life?

This article is authored by Lee Cooper

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The Lost Interviews

26/02/2014

Today’s blog is a little different, it is short and sweet. Instead of writing today I have decided to try bring some interviews I did last year back from the dead. Pick and choose as you wish, each one contains useful and interesting information. Normal service shall resume tomorrow.

Interview with Michael Meacher MP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPMR2VHnP5w

Interview with the author Ian Henshall, author of the book 9/11 Revealed
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W4NVtpiG9I

Interview with Luke Rudkowski from We Are Change
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9urdvXbs-0

Interview with Pieter Jan Ardies, filmmaker of the documentary Are You A Freedom Seeker

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5Ozd8m4fLo

Interview with Loz Kaye, leader of the UK Pirate Party
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfWx5RalW08

Interview with Mark Devlin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyJws73vRAs

Tony Benn Speech Recorded at the Syria Anti-War Demo in Trafalgar Square on 31/08/2013
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w40YBi6hO0I

This article is authored by Lee Cooper

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Benefits Street aka Social Engineering

20/02/2014

“We have it seems shut the poor out of our minds and driven them from the mainstream of our society. We have allowed the poor to become invisible, and we have become angry when they make their presence felt. But just as nonviolence has exposed the ugliness of racial injustice, we must now find ways to expose and heal the sickness of poverty- not just its symptoms but its basic causes”- MLK

It was the final instalment of Benefits Street on Monday evening followed by an hour long live “debate”. I’m not sure you could call it a debate, it was more like a room full of people with Richard Bacon trying to stir up controversy every 15 seconds. The main theme of the debate was that people need to go back to work. But what work do they mean exactly? What work is there for poor, uneducated people? It’s zero hour contract, minimum wage jobs. It is poor people who have taken the brunt force of media attention and the consequential opinions of the public. It is the poor who are paying the price of a “financial crisis” caused by the greed of bankers.

It is not the poor people of this country who need to be attacked, it is the whole system in which education is broken, that sees war and military budgets more valuable than its citizens. How many times was the greed induced, man-made financial crisis mentioned during this debate? I heard it mentioned twice very briefly but it was never a main talking point. The poor are an easy target, I mentioned this in the previous article I wrote about Benefits Street. The media are playing on peoples natural feelings, stirring up anger and hate on the basis that whilst you are at work these people are sat at home doing nothing apart from drinking beer whilst watching Jeremy Kyle congratulating themselves on living the dream.

These poor people are living no dreams. They are trapped in the environment that is designed to keep them exactly where they are. It’s easy for someone who’s start in life was not from this type of environment to look down their noses, they do not know the hardships that come with the burden of being poor in a world of abundance. I am from this place, I know how it feels, it feels like this:

“One of the reasons equality gets so deep in this country is that everyone wants to be rich. That’s the American ideal. Poor people don’t like talking about poverty because even though they might live in the projects surrounded by other poor people and have, like, 10 dollars in the bank, they don’t like to think of themselves as poor. It’s embarrassing. When you’re a kid, even in the projects, one kid will mercilessly snap on another kid over minor material differences, even though by American standards, they’re both broke as shit. The burden of poverty isn’t just that you don’t always have the things you need, it’s the feeling of being embarrassed every day of your life, and you’d do anything to lift that burden.”- Jay-Z

And just what about the rich? What about the 85 people which Oxfam reported has more wealth than the poorest 3.5 BILLION people of this world? Where do they fit into the picture? You see they take far more from you than a poor person ever will do. But they aren’t uneducated drug addicts, no they dress in three piece suits and drive Rolls Royce’s therefore they have your respect because you want to be just like them. These people don’t want you to be like them, they want you to be poor, they want to dominate you:

“How would the United States be changed, bit by bit, into the predicted highly controlled techno-society? Among the steppingstones Brzezinski expected were persisting social crises and use of the mass media to gain the public‘s confidence. Brzezinski apparently saw that both conservatives and “the doctrinaire left” might be inclined to justify heavy handed tactics. The left could say that it serves progress and the conservatives, preoccupied with public order and fascinated by modern gadgetry, would be tempted to use the new techniques as a response to unrest, since they would fail to recognise that social control is not the only way to deal with rapid social change. Even today, February 25th 1995, as we write these words, NBC Nightly News is announcing the widespread domestic surveillance of Americans and others, through the CIA’s and NSA’s monitoring and intrusion into the global Internet’s.”

We know what the NSA has been getting up to since 1995 from whistle-blowers like Edward Snowden and in that message you will notice how they say the influence of the mass-media is going to be crucial. The mass-media has been focusing its spotlight on the poor, that is all people ever talk about. Nobody will take up a conversation with me about the financial crash because they do not understand what happened but they will talk to me all night long if we are bashing the poor or talking immigration. Through mass-media talentless, moronic idiots from reality TV shows are idolised and adored by millions whilst the people who see past all the corruption & the bullshit trying to point out a better way of life are scorned and ignored by everyone. And under the radar of all this confusion plans to dominate unfold unopposed. And people wonder why everything is so messed up.

This article is authored by Lee Cooper

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1% v 99%

17/02/2014

In today’s blog I’m just going to try and really outline the difference between the elite 1% and the other 99% of the world’s population. When this type of subject is discussed the word conspiracy comes up straight away and as I’ve said time and time again this is not about conspiracy theories. I don’t be talking about reptiles, I don’t talk about aliens and I don’t talk about false moon landings. What I do talk about in hope of continually exposing is the “conspiracy” that is very much real behind globalisation and corporations that do everything they can to eradicate the rights of workers and increase their profits whilst destroying democracy because that is their only business.

There are 7 billion people on this planet and this planet is being controlled and ran by probably 1000 people at the most. So that’s 7 BILLION people living under a horrendous economic model that is only truly beneficial to around 1000 people and their families. Look at our so called “leaders”, look at the people that call the shots in this world in the form of CEOs and other high power positions. They are the least loving, most heinous people that walk the planet. And they are running amok causing untold misery. Their main weapon of control is debt and finance and they implement this weapon through the banks of the world. Let’s take a very quick glimpse of the recent history of the banks: Libor Scandal, Subprime Mortgage scandal, PPI scandal and tax funded bailouts.

You don’t see these things mentioned on the “we’re here to help you” TV adverts do you? The reason for this is because all these things are fraudulent and detrimental to humanity as a whole. Banks, hedge funds, the stock markets are all cancers to the general population but what do these people get for being so destructive? They get scandalous wages and bonuses of course whilst the majority of people remain docile and prop up this system with unswerving blind obedience. Write down your top 5 biggest worries and problems right now and then investigate their root cause. Chances are it’s money related and these money related problems are created by the banks.

Now how do people take care of their problems? They work of course, they sacrifice their time and labour in return for monetary reward. But the problem is that we no longer work for family ran businesses where people come first, the majority of us work for global and national corporations that are impersonal and see you as just a statistic, a burden on the overheads.

So we find ourselves in a situation where we have become wage slaves, we are paid just enough to survive and cover the basics: food, shelter and travel. But what about all the fancy shiny consumer goods shoved down our throats, how can we buy them? Well why not take out a loan or acquire them on finance? Yes great idea! Now the banks have you. Now you are not only working to survive but to pay for the possessions you “own” such as your house and car. But we don’t own them do we, the banks own them and if you miss a payment or two and they will soon be sending the boys round to take your new possessions off you. So we have an entire population in the rat race trying to keep hold of possessions that aren’t really theirs.

Most people are that busy running in the hamster wheel that they barely have time to take a crap these days never mind enjoy the experience that we call life. And it is a hamster wheel ladies and gentlemen, because you can work harder and you can run faster but you are going nowhere fast. And that’s no accident, that’s the way it is meant to be. In this financial world we live in how many lessons at school did I have about mortgages, loans, credit cards and interest rates and how the economy actually works? The answer is zero, I had none whatsoever, and I’m supposed to just take this as a coincidence in a curriculum that is set by the government?

And speaking of school when I talk about these things I’m not some jumped up student type who has read a few articles regarding anarchy and left wing ideals but has no real life experience. The law firm I used to work for announced profits of £10 million last year after “a programme of cost cutting and stream lining services”. This programme of cost cutting and stream lining was so they could sell the firm for £33 million which they did last year. What this means in human talk and not corporate bullshit talk is redundancies and pay-cuts, it means suffering  and it means people make money for the company and the partners of the company take the majority of it home. I’ve been inside the belly of the beast and I’ve travelled austerity hit Europe witnessing the homelessness and hard times people are going through firsthand.

I’ve experienced the system up close and personal. I’ve made a company a lot of money and been paid a fraction of what I earned for them. And I was supposed to be content and happy with that for the rest of my life? Fuck no! Not a chance. I know exactly how it makes you feel and I’ve seen the effects it has, as we all can if we just open our eyes and see past the superficial world pulled in front of us. But I’m a rare breed, most people cling onto these shitty jobs in hope that next year they will get a £1000 bonus which will allow them to live like a normal human being for a few weeks.

Meanwhile if you look closely on the internet you will notice that companies like Rolls Royce are announcing  record sales and record profits. LVMH, the  Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey group that own the majority of the worlds luxury brands saw their net income increase 73% in 2011 and then in 2012 that figure went up a further 19% with sales of £24.2 billion. So whilst you are surviving on ASDA and Tesco value meals some people have never had it better. It’s a class war and the poor and middle are getting absolutely pummelled into oblivion and nobody bats an eyelid or does anything about it.

What are the biggest companies in the world? Well number 1 is Wal-Mart and what each Wal-Mart represents is 20-30 family businesses destroyed for each supermarket opened. And what that means in real terms is that money is sucked out of the community into this giant corporation and then stuffed into private pockets and offshore tax havens never to be seen by the public again whilst the workers are on zero hour minimum wage contracts.

Quick question before we look at the other top companies in the world, why don’t we all have access and use of the free power and energy that Nikola Tesla discovered 100 years ago? Because all his papers were confiscated by the US government when he died. The largest 7 companies after Wal-Mart are energy companies with oil being the biggest commodity. And where is the majority of the world’s oil located? The Middle East. And where is the majority of the worlds wars and conflicts? It’s in the Middle East. Military/Industrial complex people, it’s not some made up fantasy. Here’s the deal, we don’t have governments we have corporations and banks that use national armies as their personal armies to protect their wealth and profits.

This is why politics is a distraction. It is entertainment for the almost defeated middle class to stroke their egos and intellect whilst the real decisions and actions happen regardless. The downtrodden working class and the new “underclass” gave up on politics long ago. Everybody can see this rampant corruption, it’s not exactly hidden. But nobody does anything about it. What is it people are actually waiting for? A saviour or some kind of hero to come along and save the day? Memo to the people of earth, nobody is coming, you are on your own. People are hoping change will come in the 2015 elections, because a different political party will make all the difference won’t it. NO! It won’t make a blind bit of difference and we need action now, not in 1 or 2 years, we can’t afford to just see how things go. We need it not tomorrow or the day after but right now in this very moment.

Call it the New World Order, call it a global banking conspiracy, call it fantasy bullshit, call it whatever you want but the facts show that it is very much real, it is happening right now and it has real life effects on every person alive on this planet. But for all the bad news we constantly hear the most encouraging thing about everything going on is that they are failing in their goals, if it wasn’t for the internet and people who research the facts and share their findings with the world then their objectives would already be complete. We have had people who predicted and tried to warn people 20-30 years ago of the mess we are in today, but nobody listened to them. The powers that be are losing their grip on control, their fraudulent economic model and system is slowly imploding. Nobody trusts the mainstream media or any politician, when in times gone by their word would have been taken as gospel.

The 1% think the people of this planet are stupid but that is a grave underestimate and their power is built on the weakest of foundations, the whole system would come toppling down as soon as the people decided to stop playing by the rules. Do you know what I personally think they are really scared of? I think they are scared to death that people will realise their true power. That we are divine creations that don’t need governments or institutions to take care of us, that we are not meant to rule or be ruled. That people will wake up from the bullshit world pulled over their eyes and see beyond. Just have a think of how many Steve Jobs type people that are trapped in poverty with an idea that could potentially change the world, a cancer cure as an example, but the idea is lost because of phoney economics so some fat wanker can drive around in a Rolls Royce and drink expensive whiskey.

You have to fight for your rights or they will be taken off you, that is age old knowledge. Look at yourself and the people around you. Who is truly happy? Who wakes up feeling truly alive looking forward to the day ahead? Who is benefiting from all the hard work you put in? We were born free and bravery is our only option if we wish to remain that way. Otherwise we will continue to be controlled by fear and live sub-standard lives.

People ask what can we do to make changes. I believe each individual holds their own part of the answer to that question but right now the most important thing is to spread awareness and look toward non-compliance because as Tony Benn said, “our most powerful weapon is education because if people knew what was happening, they wouldn’t accept what is happening.

There is a speech on YouTube by Martin Luther King Jr. titled I’m Sorry You Don’t Know Me. We are still fighting the same fight today that he was fighting way back then. The world has been basically been high-jacked and the truly sad thing about it all is that when you say this, with all the compelling evidence behind you to support your claims, the people around you and your friends don’t say you know what you’re right it is all bullshit and its making our lives harder than they need to be, let’s get our act together and bring a change of goodness to the world. They scorn you and ignore you, the phone stops ringing and the messages stop coming. Last year I met a fellow Manchester radio presenter on Friday afternoon about planning some events and his friend followed him and took a picture paparazzi style and posted it on his twitter with a caption saying it’s an important conspiracy meeting and the aliens are coming.

This was done in jest and it is funny, there is never anything wrong with having a laugh. But the things I talk about are serious issues and they are as real as it gets. If the battle remains as the two sides of the disorganised poor v the super organised wealthy then the poor are only going to continue to get smashed to pieces, and the number in the ranks of the poor will continue to increase. And as a final note what has the predominant theme of today’s post? It’s  been money. It’s not been about people or love or life experiences, things that actually matter. It’s been about a world that is obsessed with money.

This article is authored by Lee Cooper

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The Latest Breach of Trust- Care.Data

11/02/2014

By early summer, if things go to plan (which is highly unlikely for anything to do with government), all medical records are to be stored on a central database for the first time ever and “anonymised” medical records will be available to third parties. At present some records are available to NHS bodies only but they are looking to open the door to third parties. The government has sent out leaflets regarding this process but I have yet to receive mine. The police will also be able to gain access to your medical records without your permission even if you opt out of the new scheme.

As a person who used to work at a law firm which had access to medical records once permission was granted I can tell you that they paint a better picture than you know, I will not lie I used to love reading through people’s medical records. Remember that STD from 2001 that you nobody knows about and has slipped your mind? Your medical records haven’t forgotten about it. What about the reoccurring haemorrhoids? What about that lump on your testicles you found one time and went and got checked out? Or the secret abortion you had? Can you see the picture I am trying to paint here, your medical records are some of the most personal and private documents that exist and very soon access to them is going to be granted to the highest bidder with drug companies and insurance firms being the bidders.

So what you may ask, well to put it into a scenario people can relate to I am going to refer to the film Rocky V, in the film Rocky Balboa has suffered brain damage but nobody knows this because his medical records are confidential. However the boxing promoter George Duke lets Rocky know he knows about his brain damage and tries to use it as a bargaining tool, Rocky’s position has been compromised.

And all this is happening when today it came to light that NHS bosses allowed a lobbying company working for some of the world’s biggest drugs and medical equipment firms to write a draft report which could help shape future health policy in this country. This is where we are at, private corporations dictating every aspect of our lives. Do you really think Virgin Care actually care about you? Or G4S or Serco or whatever other company is at the table waiting for the NHS to be carved  up. If we have a quick look back through history at corporations and their care levels about people it should be painfully clear that the last thing they should be in charge of is our health and our care systems for when our health fails us. Doctors say the move is a neutral move and no harm will come of it but again it reminded me of a story I reported on my radio show in July last year:

“Pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline has admitted its executives appeared to have broken the law in China in an escalating bribery and corruption scandal. The company is accused of paying £323m in bribes to doctors, hospital managers and other officials since 2007 to persuade them to prescribe its medicines. Do you think this only happens in China?”

Now of course I am not advocating all doctors are corrupt and are on the take but with so much money swashing around in Big Pharma it would be very naive to believe that this type of behaviour doesn’t exist to some degree. And for those of you who aren’t aware of what Big Pharma is or how it operates here is another story I reported on my radio show, also from July last year:

“Drug companies have been accused of highway robbery of the NHS by using a legal loophole to push up the price of medicines in some cases by up to 2000%. This controversial practice involves big-pharma firms selling on medicines commonly used by the NHS to businesses acting outside the government’s price-regulation scheme. The purchasing firms are then free to mark up the prices they charge the NHS. In one of the worst cases, the cost of an epilecy drug prescribed to thousands of patients by the health services was increased by 24 times the original price. The price of medication used to treat mental-health problems such as anxiety and schizophrenia rocketed from £4 per five millitres to £23, a mark up of 607%”

Big Pharma is bad news. I’m going to share a secret belief with you that may sound crazy, do you want to know why I think I view the world differently than the people around me? Why I am less prone to fall for the bullshit put in front of me as distractions? Why I am more aware? I will tell you, I strongly believe this is because I very rarely take any form of medication, I will have one paracetamol once in a blue moon if I have a headache that I can’t shift. This is a rarity in a nation of pill poppers who are hooked on prescription drugs.

It is clear to see that this new database is susceptible to abuse. As always I look at any development like this with a Question Everything approach, what are the motives behind this sudden change of policy regarding medical records and privacy? Where does this lead to? What we are talking about here is more privacy being eroded, it’s just another nail in the coffin of the freedom we think we have. We are talking about Big Pharma having direct access to your medical records, they are going to be targeting drugs at you like Tesco target food at you based off your purchases. And this all happens because nobody pays attention, everybody falls for the lies placed in front of them. I know I sometimes sound like I complain too often but this is only because behind the distractions is a very sinister world of which you are the target. We are targeted by threats that could easily be eliminated if enough people start to pay attention.

This article is authored by Lee Cooper

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