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Bailout money spent on cluster bombs – EU taxes spent on “golden shower”

I thought I would have a quick look around at the innovative ways our government “leaders” and international financiers were finding to invest all the money we have given them to sort out our many woes. So what notable items have hit the press in the last week or so ?

Let’s start with all that bailout money… You know, in Europe the three trillion Euros that were given to banks over the last couple of years that were supposed to stimulate loans, etc… to restart the economy. Well, not only have banks refrained from making loans more accessible to the little people – quite the contrary in fact – they have used most of the bailout money to buy other weaker banks, thus consolidating power across the whole financial sector, giving them even more powerful monopolies to exploit more effectively the rest of us. Vast sums have been spent on buying real estate and businesses at rock-bottom recession prices all over Europe and the US. Huge assets and ressources have changed hands the world over and are owned by a smaller and smaller group of oligarchs, while, as usual, the people at the bottom of the social scale are left with barely the shirts on their backs.

Just to add insult to injury – and later injury to insult – the world’s biggest banks have just loaned 20 billion to weapons manufacturers to build cluster bombs ! These horrendous weapons are in the process of being banned because they result in the deaths of far more women and children than enemy soldiers, due to their propensity to lie around waiting to be stepped on for decades after being dropped – they are extensively used by all of our “peacemongering” powers because not only do they slaughter “soft targets” when dropped, they also act as a minefield until cleared through a lengthy and dangerous process. They cause many infant deaths and disabilities because they look like pretty colourful ping-pong balls, so kids pick them up, usually losing at least an arm in the process. Soon to be used in a neighbourhood near you…

According to this Oxfam report, irresponsible arms sales are so prevalent and destructive to developing countries that the result is them not attaining their development goals, thus staying in absolute poverty and continuing to be a burden on the international community.

More absolute proof that these entities will in no way help humanity evolve towards a civilised and advanced civilisation, from it’s current thinly disguised feudal state, as long as they can make billions from death, suffering and control.

We are currently told that by installing vast bureaucracies in the US and Europe will be the cure-all for all our problems, that the vast sums of money amassed by these institutions allow them to act on the macro-scale for the benefit of all, and keep the banks in line while they are at it. Unfortunately the numbers seem to contradict them very regularly. The EU for example, that from the very beginning has used vast amounts of tax payer’s money to promote it’s own existance (illegal for a political party in any country, but the EU is above the law, because now it IS the law !) seems to have a history of squandering public funds. Take, for example the latest scandal in France, where a previous president is up for massive corruption as a backdrop, and the current “Emperor Sarko” has just been caught wasting millions of EU funds, including 250,000 pounds sterling on a “presidential shower” he never even used…

How can anyone believe for one minute that these soulless, self-serving parasites can help us at all ? The world is in need of societal and economic change of an extreme nature in order to avoid a new Dark Ages and neo-feudalism that these organisations are all pushing us into with gleeful enthusiam.

The simplest solutions (that will not be implemented of course by them) to keep these modern day ogres in check:

– Create a “citizen oversight” body – including a training structure – with a pool of anonymous auditors allocated randomly to ALL the different organisms, banks, NGO’s etc and regularly rotated to avoid corruption. Fully using internet and database technology, such a body could be set up very fast. Many jobs would be created as a side effect…

– Introduce a global “ethics tax” (everything else is taxed – why is a Tobin tax resisted so adamantly ?). Simply put, when the oversight body determines a bank loan is being given for destructive reasons (armament, etc…) it should incur a massive tax, to compensate the destruction of ressources, society and progress. In a similar way, projects that are determined to be totaly positive for humanity should receive tax breaks and even subsidies or free credit – payed for by the previous tax.

The result would be a reversal of the current ethics of money. Benefitting mankind and the planet would be rewarded and lead to huge profits. Death and destruction could still be meeted out by those that revel in it, but it would be a hell of a lot harder for the psychopaths to generate a profit from their fun !

So voila ! Don’t let anyone tell me that the solutions to most of our global problems are not simple and cheap – it is the will to apply them for the benefit of the general public that is totaly lacking.

Our current economic system is so destructive, costly in human and environmental terms, and downright evil, we can hardly do worse !

Hence my call to start a global peaceful insurgency movement to pressure the big boys into doing something benevolent for a change – if they are actually capable of it – something I’m starting to doubt. Otherwise they’ll have to go…

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3 Responses to “Bailout money spent on cluster bombs – EU taxes spent on “golden shower””


  1. January 16, 2010 at 1:33 am

    Very smart article. Feudalism is what stands out to me. I’ve been saying since the late 80’s that we are moving into a feudal system. Many in the middle classes still enjoy good work conditions and still have a voice where they work. But if you happen to be in the lower trenches…say, below the 50% mark, you are basically an owned number barely able to scrape by on the pittance of pay. Many of these workers rely on government subsidies such as food stamps, otherwise they could not survive. So, many companies pay low wages because they know uncle sam will pick up the tab where they leave off. Unfairly, these people are pegged by other working class people as “trash”. Its a terrible system for many, but for those at the top and even in the middle, its the “good life”. Pretty sad when you think about it.

    Learning to be self sufficient and sustaining is the answer, but over and over the oligarchy classes always squash any innovative action because it threatens their power base.

  2. May 18, 2010 at 5:24 am

    “Sir Burton”,

    I don’t know who you are or whether the “Sir” is coined or actual, but I agree with everything of yours I’ve read thus far. You seem to have summed up our “modern” slave state very well. If you get a chance please check our website and read my matrix article. I’m curious as to your reaction.

    Respectfully,

    S. Langston

  3. 3 sirburton
    May 22, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Sir Burton is a persona I adopt to keep in a certain frame of mind when I write this blog. I am inspired by the historical character of Sir Richard Francis Burton, a great explorer, writer, swordsman and humanist, highly critical of his society and with a very open mind…

    I had a look at your “matrix” article. Your approach bringing the biblical perspective to bear on the current swindling of the people by the high finance psychopaths is highly necessary to help Christians everywhere understand that the financial system they live under is anathema to Christianity, and participating in it akin to “feeding the devil”.

    In which case I have heard using a “long spoon” is highly advisable…

    FInancial warfare – stealing the people’s wealth and land through financial manipulation – has been around since Pharaonic times – Indeed the Pharoahs could not have existed long without it.

    Thanks for your comment, and keep spreading the word !


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