Archive for March, 2012


It seems that the Welfare Reform Bill will act to do more than just cut the level of benefits for “the most vulnerable.” For amongst the Government’s wide-ranging enactments is one which seems less insidious than it really is. This is the part of the Bill which seeks to change existing Housing Benefit Rules.

It is called the ‘Under-occupancy’ article and plaintively states that, if a Housing Association or Council Tenant occupies a dwelling with more bedrooms than actual occupants. They must forfeit a proportion of their Housing Benefit for each of the ‘unoccupied’ rooms. This ostensibly means that a man or woman occupying a two bedroomed house after a spouse has died, or a parent occupying a three bedroomed house after their children have left and they have divorced will be forced to ‘downsize’ or will have to pay a penalty – approx. £14.00 per unoccupied bedroom.This might seem ‘reasonable’ to the Taxpayer, but, its consequences are only just visible, and for those who are yet to experience redundancy and a huge cut in salary and therefore, living standards – it is one of the most vicious pieces of legislation to have been passed into Law!

So. Government have enacted a policy which will – in its ultimate expression, create ‘economic ghettoes’ populated by families who have perhaps lost a parent, parents who have children who have gone to University, single people who have divorced and other benefits claimants who have been dispersed from their original dwelling.

However, this is not the whole story, because in the course of my own enquiries about the possibility of moving to a two-bedroomed house elsewhere in the City I found that, though an unwritten rule, one cannot move from an area of lower Local Council Tax to an area of  Higher Local Council Tax even if one is actually ‘downsizing.’ This ridicules the whole notion of ‘social mobility’ highlighted by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg. In fact, what it means in real terms is that anyone unfortunate enough to be either unemployed, sick, disabled or mentally disabled will find themselves confined, imprisoned and detained wiithin a clearly strictured set of Economic Ghettoes, from which there can neither be escape nor movement.

1. There can be no escape because the eg. ‘Post-Code’ associated with the address will always act as a disincentive to employers, banks and health authorities.

2. There can be no movement (except downwardly into homelessness and destitution) because it is made impossible for anyone who is ‘downsized’ to upgrade their living space by virtue of 1.

Of course, when applied at a National Level, the consequences of such a policy become clear. Large swathes of the North of England will soon become ‘dumping grounds’ for the South of England’s unemployed ( who are more likely to consist of ethnic minorities and large, nuclear families who have lived in poverty for most of their lives) , disabled and ill.

In conclusion.

This suggests that it has always been the hidden motivation and intention of the Coalition to create Economic Ghettoes consisting of families and individuals on Benefits who are unable to move to find work, to move socially or to even aspire to do so.

Families, single-people, the permanently disabled, the mentally disabled and ill and varying classes of the sick are all to be effectively ‘imprisoned’ in the North of England: while the South of England lives under the impression that the North is simply being punished by The Coalition and Parliament for its economic ‘weakness.’

In essence, those who are regarded as being ‘economically damaging’ to the expensive, high-standard of living and affluence (though not due purely to its own lack-of- industry) of the South of England will be essentially ‘repatriated’ to the cheaper, lower standard of living and(alas!) increasingly far less affluent North.

FYI. The proof and evidence of my assertion is already in the public domain, for Benefits Claimants in areas close by the newly constructed Olympic Stadium in Newham, London, were being forced by the Local Council to move to “smaller: more suitable properties” according to Tory Council Officials to an area in Halifax some 120 miles from the Capital as a beginning gambit and the opening move in what may yet become known as the “London Clearances..”

Britain is to be seggregated.

 

More significantly (but a question which Media Plaudits and Local Politicians seem to be unable or unwilling to ask)

What exactly does this mean for the Economic Survival of the North of England? Or is the North of England to be sacrificed as it was in the 1980’s in the Government’s destruction and wholesale dismantling of the Manufacturing, Mining and Steel Industries?

Is the North of England, (along with its rising population) going to be simply ignored: marginalized and patronized by the hectoring and condescension of austerity – mad Parliament?

Because, if the North of England’s unemployment figures (that is, those which have not been ‘massaged down’ by inclusion in Ian Duncan “Arbeit Macht Frei” Smith’s ‘Workfare’ figures. Work which has already been statistically proven to have no significant or relevant economic benefit or effect upon the GDP of the United Kingdom.) are effectively allowed to increase to the point where there are more than 500 applicants-per-post or the percentage of working-age adults on benefits passes beyond 15% – 17% of the population, economic recovery in the North will be made almost impossible for many years and possibly decades.

If central Government does nothing to improve and enable the economy of the North of England.. The North of England must take action and separate itself from the Westminster  umbilical. The North must not become the dumping ground for those unfortunate enough that Parliament have decided they must no longer be allowed to live in London.

Thus David Cameron and Nick Clegg are both involved in creating a very British kind of ‘lebensraum’ (Ger. ‘Living-space.’) and we, as a Nation are plunged backwards into the true nineteen thirties nature and myopic intentions of this increasingly and fanatically self-obsessed and fascist, authoritarian, unyeildingly and unflinchingly ruthless Government.

A modern–day, 21st Century British Government who have ‘borrowed’ extensively the economic and social policies  of Adolf Hitler! Once thought a ‘madman’ and ‘psychopath’ – now the model of Politics in Great Britain circa 2012.

This is surely the beginning of UK Wide –  ‘ECONOMIC APARTHEIDT?’  (and worse…..)

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The Un – Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle

It is surely one of life’s myriad mysteries. Why does my toast always fall butter-side down?  Why are my keys always in the last place I look? Why would any sane person vote ‘Tory?’ Yet perhaps the most compelling is the question – why, (according to British Gas Prepayment Meters,)  Ten Pounds Sterling is not the same value as Ten Pounds Sterling anywhere else in the Country? “What do you mean by that,” I hear you cry.  One cannot drive a car that is empty of petrol or diesel – yet, when the car finally dies out and one has to find a Petrol Station to fill one’s petrol/diesel tank, one is not charged by the petrol station for actually filling the vehicle.  Once a full tank of petrol/diesel is emptied, there is nothing left. Similarly, when one is faced with paying a fixed sum for a fixed sum of Domestic Gas – one would suppose that all one was getting was a fixed sum of gas for a fixed sum of money.

What could be difficult about that?  It’s hardly “Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle” – ‘You can know the position or the  momentum of a sub-atomic particle, but you can’t know both..”

But you would be wrong. Very wrong.

Hidden amongst all the various statistical information about your Tariff and the estimated amount of gas you will use during the upcoming year, there is also hidden, a charge for not using their ‘Emergency Gas Credit.’ Yes. You heard that right – a charge is levied for not using an emergency supply of gas, made available to you in case you ‘run out’ of Gas!? Just in case that may have passed you by, it is like you paying for petrol you have not used – but could. The onus here is on the idea of one being ‘facilitated’  – that is, permitted to have the use of, over and above the actual amount of Gas purchased. This means that, if in the course of a week, one runs out of Gas (and, for whatever reason may not have sufficient funds to purchase more) there is a facility for being able use an ’emergency supply’ which will last for a fixed period of time (usually two or three days at current energy prices.) Of course, in the event of actually using the emergency supply, one has not only to pay back the amount used in ’emergency’ but also to ‘top-up’ one’s Gas above and beyond the emergency amount used.

It is at this point things become a little more ‘ephemeral’ – perhaps even ‘supernatural.’ One expects to pay back a debt one has accrued for the use of a service or entitlement afforded to one. But, according to British Gas (though it is by no means clarified anywhere among the tomes of ‘information’ they proffer on their website) there is also a charge for not taking advantage of their ‘Emergency Supply.’ Indeed, one will find that almost as soon as one runs – out of Gas – one is immediately charged for not ‘topping-up’ one’s Gas beforehand. In fact, it could be reasonably argued that British Gas effectively punish one for having the gall: the singular temerity, the bare-faced affrontery, the sheer insolence and cheek of not topping up one’s Gas long before you ‘decided’ to run out, and not using their ’emergency gas supply’ so generously afforded to you through the goodness of their charitable benevolence.

This means you can know the amount of Gas you are using, by the rate at which a fixed sum runs out, or you can know which Tarriff you are on and estimate accordingly – but, you can’t accurately know both..

The fact that one is also least likely to run up huge debts through overuse, a massive or disproportionate ‘Carbon Footprint’ and that one is frugally, responsibly and carefully monitoring and using a very limited amount of energy seems to fill British Gas with anything but admiration or gratitude. In fact, those who pay British Gas (and any/all of the ‘umbrella’ energy corporations – ie. different names: same prices.. or, as I like to call it, “what they all lose in Gas Supply they will all inevitably gain in Electricity Supply” (that is, ‘we.. will always lose to these cartels!’)

Those who pay for their Gas through a Pre-payment Meter are being charged at far higher prices for their Energy than those who pay by Direct Debit. Why?

Believe it or not, it is to do with the risk of being charged by Banks and the Utilities for a Direct Debit failure. This is how those who pay by Direct Debit are also ripped off, yet, proportionately, if you are one who pays up to 40% of your money (whether through Low Income, Tax Credits or even Benefits) then every single penny makes a difference. Direct Debit failures are more expensive on individual occasions. The rip-off that is happening with prepayment meters is constant and growing!

It just doesn’t add up!

Tarriffs are a pain. One needs a degree in mathematics to accurately work out exactly how much Gas one is actually using. Beyond crunching the numbers through a supercomputer, I defy anyone to ‘mentally’ work out their annual amount of gas. Tarriffs are split into two classes: the first (expensive) Tarriff A says that a fixed number of kilowatt hours must be used before (cheaper by half) Tarriff B operates: that is, [the ‘estimated’ amount of energy used in one hour (by what? A kettle? central heating? gas-fired kiln?) is charged] – usually at twice the price of Tarriff B! The Mathematic values used to explain the charges different Tarriffs incur is mind-bogglingly complex.

Not because the Maths is too hard to comprehend: but because the formula that are used to create the tarriffs in the first place are unknown to the General Public (ie You and Me!)

We know that Empirically/Metrically that a ‘Pound of Sugar’ is (pretty much) a ‘pound of Sugar’ – mainly because there are Governing Public Bodies – responsible for the estimation and standardization of weights and measures,  and a whole raft of legislation covering everything from the specific gravity of Alcohol to volumes of milk that constitute both the Empirical  ‘Gallon,’ and the European Metric ‘Litre.’ Yet no such standardization of volumes/partial pressures or cubic quantities have been expressly identified in the ‘estimates’ of any and/or, all of the Gas Suppliers. It seems that we are forced to take ‘on trust’ the specific mathematics that are used to create estimates and levels of Tarriffs.

This is not helped by ‘Standing Charges’ – yet another charge for not using Gas!  Why standing charges are demanded from any of us is a mystery. It is just another ‘tax’ which the hard-pressed consumer is compelled to pay – even when they are not actually using their gas at all!!

One thing is sure.

One is expected to use a hell of a lot of gas before one can take advantage of the lower tarriff! (ie Tarriff ‘B’)

Couple that with having a fixed income and therefore fixed energy needs and one can see a glaring injustice in the calculation of Gas prices and the end supply costs to even the most frugal of consumers.

The cumulative effect of all the hidden charges with Brish Gas Tarrifs, Prepayment Meter services et al. effectively doubles or triples the actual cost!

In conclusion.

Neither British Gas, nor any other Gas Supplier allows the most important function of the present-day need for energy conservation – that is:  the ability for the ordinary consumer to ‘store’ required energy until such time they need or require it! Ten pounds of Gas is not Ten pounds of Gas – the likelihood is that from the time the Gas Supply runs-out, you will be charged for the length of time you have no Gas! (in my case £11.00 of Gas was immediately ‘charged’ and reduced to £10.64.. had I only been able to put £10.00 on my meter – I would have only had the true value of £9.64.. less than three days Gas Supply – at current rates.)

In no other circumstances does this happen. One is not charged by one’s Car, Motorcyle, Yacht, Aeroplane for not topping up one’s fuel/battery..

But there are ‘hidden charges’ appearing in all sorts of places – and they are increasing, especially in Banks Credit and Debit Card charges, and, there is now even a price to be paid for not using your phone/internet to pay bills.

The Utilities in general (and British Gas in particular) are constantly charging us for things we don’t use..and increasing prices dramatically on those we do.

And we can’t switch it any of it off either – because they will charge us for trying to do so!…

Cruel to be Cruel…

Some people out there are real cowards. I mean “craven,” “yellow-belly,” “crawl-in-the-dust-for-the-rest-of-your-miserable-lives” cowards. Cowards that truly deserve to be air-dropped by Parachute (or not) into a truly life-threatening environment (Syria, Afghanistan,Iran) just to watch them defecate themselves with terror and crawl into a hole pulling the earth on top of them.

They know who they are.. and this is for them alone!

“You are the kind of person who is deceitful about small, insignificant things. Thinking yourself clever and cunning: you are (in your own mind) a real ‘survivor.’ You are desperate to be ‘liked’ and equally desperate to be feared. A paragon of useless virtues: shiny shoes, pressed trousers or slacks, cleaned fingernails, but hiding years of stored bitterness and envy: you are merely sycophantic and proud of ‘who’ you know – rather than what you have strived for, achieved… or maybe even tried and failed at!  You want/need/must punish others for any and every imagined and petty infringement upon your ‘World’ – yet your experience and understanding of the world is so facile it could easily be mistaked for Edwin A. Abbott’s  ‘Flat-Land.’ In fact, navigating ‘flat-land’ would be too much of an intellectual drain. You experience everything as an ‘affrontery’ to You. Nothing is too insignificant for your prurience or intolerance. You like to become involved in large groups: to hide in the strength of numbers and to ‘adopt’ their mantle. You strive to become anonymous: your sole ambition is to become utterly vicious in your anonimity: an anonimity you need to preserve at all costs!.You are the sneak theif. the silent bully. A parasitic mind bent on its own quiet supremacy.

You love to interfere in the lives of others. Meddling in matters that have nothing to do with you. Like the furtive paedophile, anxious at being discovered. You are careful to cover your tracks. You mistake this as some form of higher intelligence or that you are acting covertly like some military superbrain. You fantasize about being a super-criminal, feared and hated for your ruthless and pitiless nature: yet when confronted, you eschew all knowledge of wrongdoing and are terrified of blame or responsibility: all you want to do is run away and escape.

Many present-day TV Programmes like ‘Big Brother’, ‘Fame Academy’, ‘X Factor’ and ‘I’m A Celebrity..’ are made for individuals like you. For you love the overwhelming feeling of power that it gives you: even for a brief, fleeting moment – to advance or wreck the dreams and ambitions of others: this power excites you (perhaps even more than sex?)  To mock and scorn the efforts of others when you, yourself remain utterly talentless and empty. Or perhaps you are talented: perhaps you have an overarching ability that compounds your intolerance and conceit? It might be that, for all your talents and abilities, they just don’t or will not coalesce – leaving you frustrated and bitter. Perhaps you are even a Professional with experience of hardship that you can’t wait to inflict upon others.. As a teacher, you prefer the “School of Hard Knocks” – although your own learning was fraught because of your own unwillingness to learn or plain stupidity, you like to ‘teach’ because that too fulfills some vague, unrealized notion of your own power. You don’t so much teach as indoctrinate – and only so far as your role as the ‘Master’ remains incontestable. Little wonder your ambitions are as hollow as your ‘professionalism.’ For when the mask slips, and the true face of your abilities is glimpsed – it is like the curtain moving – revealing the machinery behind  The Great and All-Powerful Oz!

‘Secret Voting’, that’s what you like!..All from the comfort of a well-upholstered armchair or sofa: the spiritual pursuit of an idle, evil, narrow little mind. It wouldn’t be so bad if you had the courage to challenge those around you – to disagree once-in-a-while, but you’re too slavish for that. After all, you are ‘one of them..’ aren’t you? At least, until they tire of your presence. You are the eternal ‘hanger-on’ :the last invited to parties, But you don’t like to be told what to do, to be contradicted or challenged in any way and you get your own back in small and petty ways. Waiting until your ‘friends’ backs are turned or they are pre-occupied in some other way: a little petty damage, a scratch on a new TV screen, a remote control that no longer works, a broken vase or wine glass – nothing too expensive, let’s them know just who is ‘Boss’. Moreoften though, it is the kind of damage that is seldom immediately found and takes days, perhaps even months to become noticed. You may even innocently point out the unnoticed damage yourself, revelling in the knowledge that it was you.. all the while wanting to shout at your ‘hapless’ friend:

Hey, thicko! F*cking stupid arse! It was ME all the time – I damaged your property! Or, you may want to boast: I f*cked up your chances of joining the Darts Team, I scratched the paintwork on your new front door – under your f*cking nose too! You can’t catch me, I’m too clever for you. I have ALWAYS been too clever for you!”

How ironic it is that you are so well loved by those same friends.. for now.

You relish the idea, the notion that you can do these things and worse and still smile affectionately, reassuringly, offering the hand of friendship to your unknowing victim.You may justify youself with whatever limpid excuses you think apply.. “Cruel to Be Kind..” or even “Cruel to be Cruel..” It doesn’t matter – both are the instruments of your own undoing.

You claim accolades and achievements that are not yours or mock the hard won achievements of others, won by their hard toil, hours of labour and a determined devotion to their work – suggesting that you too could easily do the same – yet showing no ability, aptitude or inner strength to do so. Those you cannot challenge, you defame: those you cannot beat, you undermine with half-truths and well placed lies. Those you admire, you seek to destroy. Those you cannot compete against you dismiss.

Psychologists call you a “Malignant Narcissist.”

And now you lend your malice to politics and meddle in the lives and concerns of others in mortal and incalculable ways. It was people like YOU who voted through (or did not oppose) the Welfare Reform Act which will now destroy very many disabled people in all manner of guises (bodied, mental illness, disabled) and it is YOU and your kind who will, no doubt, meddle further to create greater numbers of dispossessed and impoverished.For you are also those who write the foul rhetoric, publish the defamations and protest your innocence when you are caught – even ‘red-handed’ you still insist you are ‘Not Guilty..’

Ever and anon it has been like this.. You, escaping every snare, You, escaping every consequence and You, escaping every judgement.. No more of that!..

The light is increasing and you will not be able to hide in your fetid darkness forever. One day – someday, sooner than you think, you will be found and dealt with, and all the malice and hatred you have secretly stored up will spill out leaving you bereft. Your punishment will be beyond excruciating and there will be no-one and nothing to prevent it. Because no-one will want you to escape this time..No amount of clever thinking, reckoning, estimation or appeal will prevent the machinery of humiliation crushing you into a sad, pathetic and completely exposed wretch.

So my advice is hide. Pull the World down upon yourself and hide in the rubble. Be like the cockroach we know you to be: lurking in shadows, feeding on excrement.

The Sun is coming and your fate is already sealed.”

Precious Little “Charity”…

We have seen in recent months that much is being made of ‘Charities.’ For some  rather unknown reason, many Charities seem to be in full possession of our private telephone and mobile numbers. In fact, many of them seem to be phoning us repeatedly, trying to get us to sign-up to whatever worthy cause they may represent. Yet stranger still, they appear, for all the world to be targeting those on the lowest incomes and those who are in receipt of benefits? Why is this? Look closer still and you will find that all manner of Charities are re-inventing themselves – but so are businesses and services too! Every large commercial company seems to be jumping on the ‘Charity’ bandwagon -whether Tesco, Sainsbury, Robinson’s, or just the Local Corner Shop: everyone is riding on the newest, most expansive ‘market.’ It couldn’t be for the huge Tax Breaks that Charities are afforded? With the paring to the bone of local services and community amenities, charities are stepping into the picture, promising all manner of possibilities. Yet, if we scratch beneath the surface we will find that, many of the so-called Charities are little more than another marketing ploy, and that their ‘charitable gifts’ are only to be afforded if everyone buys ‘x’ amount of their products or signs up to some loyalty card. The suggestion that Government Cuts can be, somehow, overcome through the intervention of ‘Charities’ is a fantasy: one perpetuated by the ridiculous and insolent notion of ‘The Big Society,’ a utopian ideology put forward by David Cameron, as if it was the ‘answer to the Universe and Everything.’ Coming from the very same Political Party who, under PM Margaret Thatcher declared “there is no such thing as ‘Society‘…” the very idea of the Conservatives giving a hoot (or even two) about the ‘great unwashed’ is as absurd as a Bullingdon Man not getting bloodied for putting some Oik firmly back in his Working Class place! No. The whole of Society is now infected with a Victorian Ethos: one based on “gratitude.” and by extension the re-emergence of the “status” of ‘Parish Charge,’ where the impoverished individual had virtually no autonomy.

Put simply: we are being returned to a time where the poor were ‘allowed‘ to live and through the actions (ie the Christian Generosity/Charity/Indulgence) of the Church Parishes, The Temperance Movement and Civic Bodies such as The Free masons, the Chamber of Commerce and Parish Committees – they were equally, never allowed to forget their lowly and tenuous place in life.

Reductio Ad Absurdam or The ‘Null Point Repudiation..’

It is said that almost ninety percent of the staff of the NHS are against the NHS Reform Bill. Yet for every person who is against the Bill, the Coalition seems determined to suggest there are actually more in favour than we can see. This is a ‘null point’ or ‘cancellation’ – argument, designed to wear down resistance to Government Authority. In the face of fact , it is reasonable to suggest that the Coalition will spout anything and everything to suggest the opposite. In many ways, it is already through attrition, [ie. the ‘wearing away’ of resistance] that Government has forced through its odious ‘Welfare Reform Bill..’ However. One has to ask, Why do the Public seem to be aware of this? The answer is likely to be found in the effect of ‘positive propaganda.’ By short-circuiting argument, resistance is lowered: by reinforcing the positive aspect of their Policies (all the while simultaneously underpinning them with the diammetrically opposite:  “no-choice but this choice” stratagem, the ‘negative’ arguments [and by extension] – resistance- is also, worn down. In the same way as it is difficult to argue with someone who is (or appears to be), in the face of an aggressive onslaught, calm, contented, smiling: almost affectionate, – by two opposing methods (most of these can be found in handbooks about rearing ‘difficult’ children,) the emotional ‘energy’ within dispute, argument, confrontation and defiance is effectively neutralized. The first is very positive reinforcement, encouragement, warmth and heightened empathy (containing within the ever present threat of censure) while the other is more aloof, unyeilding, persistent and even provocative. Both tend to neutralize opposition – but not in any factual or meaningful way.Another effective way to neutralize opposition is to reduce an opponents argument to absurdity. Recently Employment Secretary Chris Grayling suggested that opposition to the Government’s ‘Workfare’ Scheme had originated from, and was presently being compounded by, activists and members of the Socialist Workers Party. This ‘absurd’ statement – in the face of evidence to the contrary – is an example of ‘reductio ad absurdam.’ In the same way as Health Minister Andrew Lansley has sought to reassure the Public that the NHS Reform Bill is not about Privatization of the Health Service, He has stated that the ‘majority‘ of NHS Staff support the Reform Bill!? He has accused a ‘small minority’ of opposing the Bill – when the facts are that over ninety-percent oppose it and want to see the Bill dropped in its entirety!

Public appearances by Government Ministers are now more carefully staged than ever…

They are in essence mere ‘Public Shows,’  designed to affect observers and audiences, rather than those in the immediate viscinity of the dispute. It is why Political ‘Messages’ can seem so much more reasonable at a distance than close up. Indeed, by appealing to a Television Audience, they are ignoring those in front of them.  Now that you know.. perhaps you won’t be fooled so often by TV Political Broadcasts?!

The Grief of A Nation.. (How Government is using DABDA as weapon to push their political agenda forward.)

According to the Five Stages of Grief, they are generally experienced as Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, Acceptance. They are experienced in different ways by different people. Some take a longer time to pass through each of the stages, others appear to descend through them rapidly and, on the face of it, they appear to recover more quickly. Given that we all experince grief in differing time scales –

How can Government use the grief process to influence Public Behaviour towards its authority?

The answer is, they control the effect of grief through controlling the scale of its effect.That is, by ‘freezing’ their target audience in a particular stage of the process, they can appear to speed up or slow the process down, impacting much more effectively on those intended to feel its effects while deterring others in the wider public from acting against their wishes.

How does it work? An extreme, though entirely reasonable example is to be found during the Nazi Holocaust. Many psychologists, psychiatrists and social sciences experts have postulated theories about why those who were captured, (and in view of their overwhelming numbers,) did not simply attack their captors and escape? The truth is that the Jews were not afforded the time to pass through all the stages of grief. The impact of their new situation (ie being held in a Concentration Camp or Ghetto) was so immediate and so shocking, that they had virtually no time to formulate any kind of resistance. From the very first moment of capture, to the moment of being packed tightly into cattle-trucks and herded together, no-one knowing what was to happen to them (but everyone knowing it was not good) until they were seperated out into Men, Women and Children and subsequently chosen. Again, because no-one actually knew outside of the camps what was the fate of those who were chosen, they could not find time to resist. The break-neck speed at which they were selected, “de-loused” and finally, disposed of, meant that along the whole length of time that they were experiencing the process of grief, at no time were they ever able to complete the process. This in itself might be thought enough, for the grief process interrupted is also denied –  except that those who were allowed to live, were plunged beyond the three intitial stages into the final stages of depression and acceptance. Unlike the first three stages, depression and acceptance are almost gravitationally cyclic.. they appear to ‘crush’ the desire to live out of the individual. In the cycle of depression and acceptance, thousands of people can be controlled by only a few well-armed guards. A controlling factor in the cycle of depression and acceptance is fear. Fear of the crematoria, being gassed and fear of seeing their families destroyed was enough to perpetuate the cycle of depression and acceptance. The same methodologies can be found in every despotic regime across the World. Mass murder instils instant fear – that fear ‘short-circuits’ the first three stages of grief.

How does this relate to what Government are doing?

Government attacks a weak minority with propaganda, with their repeated accusations of a ‘hidden’ criminality amongst the group they have identified, and, progressively, dehumanizes those it wishes to affect/punish (the reason is irrelevant.) By attacking, for example, the Disabled, Mentally Disabled and Mentally Ill the Government feeds their progandist assertion that the group they have chosen to victimize is actually responsible for what is happening to them. In the Handbooks of the FBI, CIA, Special Forces Hostage Negotiators there is a simple, yet visceral rule: those who are about to be killed are first dehumanized. This is a indisputable and incontravertible military principle, inasmuch as it is the single most identified ‘justification’ for individual and mass murder. It is regarded by all as “an inevitable conclusion to the dehumanization process.” Through a barrage of Newspaper ‘articles,’ filled with spurious statistics and crypto-scientific ‘evidence’ – through unverifiable, yet ‘reasonable’ anecdotal witness accounts and statements, through a wide variety of Media propaganda and the consistent and continuous vilification in print, televised political events and, of couse, statements read ‘under Parliamentary privelige’ – the dehumanization process is completed. NB. It is said that, by the time the Nazis were able to ‘deal’ with German Jews, a mixture of fear, loathing, hatred and spite culminated in indifference to their suffering – such was the effect of Nazi Propaganda by Newspaper and Radio alone! Compared to the immediacy and power of today’s Media and Internet, the power of Nazi Germany’s Propaganda, pales! Government ‘witch-hunts’ are nothing new – but, one might argue, that the effect of the present Coalition’s wholesale attack on the ‘most vulnerable’ in Society has been (and will yet be in even greater magnitude) ‘catastrophic.’

The stage of grief the Governement appear to be consistently holding the Public in is ‘Anger.’ But not the kind of anger that garners resistance to a cause, nor results in revolution. This stage of anger is being polarized by the repetition of concepts that are almost ‘secret fears,’ within Society. In the same way after the events of July 7th 2005 caused widespread anger and fear within the British Public.Subsequent Government behaviour appeared to ‘ramp-up’ the Public’s emotional response. to the London Bombings. During this time of public grief, the Nation (as a whole – with few apparent dissenters) allowed Parliament to push through a raft of Legislation designed to curb the Civil Rights of British Muslims. Indeed, the most vocal (and possibly hysterical) voices came from the Popular Tabloids! Month after month of anti-Muslim, anti Civil Liberties rhetoric was published again and again and again, until the Public became as “on message” as their paranoid counterpartsin America!

However: the ‘secret fear’ (one might even refer to them as contemporary ‘Urban Myths’) is that everyone who is Unemployed is secretly rich – everyone who is Disabled is secretly wealthier than the Able Bodied and (my personal favourite) everyone who is Unemployed is lazy and lies in bed all day, owns an Iphone, has loads of kids they claim Benefits for, and is lazy!! (just in case you didn’t get it..?) Much of the time those who postulate these urban myths are people who remember what they did – for it is certain, due to the number of people who have hobbies and pastimes that show many levels of unknown skills – laziness is expressed by only a very small and fixed number of people. Yet, the Government’s ‘lie’ and their compounding of those ‘myths’ (eg.”no smoke without fire”) has a significant and deliberately damaging effect!

In any case, it is much more effective to use a series of ‘half-truths’ than it is to use a lie. So instead of deliberate decit, the Authorities will compound urban myths, backing them up with spurious ‘sciences’ (lending credibility and intellectual gravitas to any concept) while stirring up malcontents within the Media and Publishing, resulting in the improper polarization of Public Opinion and the engines thereof.

By ‘trapping’ the Public in a state of continual ‘anger’ – the Government can control the Public’s reactions and direct their energy towards those held ‘responsible’ – irrespective of any over-arching truth.

The Christian/Catholic/Lutheran/Protestant Churches all used the same methods in their purification/indoctrination of the masses.

They used to be called “Witch-hunts” – and their single and only purpose was to burn the Witch!

So you are at home: there has been an incident. Perhaps you were attacked or had something vandalized or stolen? You are pretty shaken up and had to phone the Police, but the Police say they are too busy to deal with your call. Instead, two burly guys arrive with the legend “G4S” emblazoned on the side of their van. You wonder what they want. It is only when you (reluctantly) open the door with the chain on and peer outside – you realise that these two strangers, dressed in ‘official’ looking uniforms and sporting state-of-the-art personal radios and carrying an iPad, are actually there to ‘take your details’ as part of their ‘ongoing’ investigation. At first you think it may be a joke. You are already feeling the after-effects of shock: anger, disbelief, sorrow and the increasingly powerful realisation that you just aren’t as strong or as menacing as you were in your youth: the last thing you wanted was for two second-rate wannabee Police Officers to arrive on your doorstep. You try to be cordial: polite even – in a stiff-upper-lip kind-of-way. You repeatedly slip into the habit of repeating yourself to them and gesturing a little too much, all-the-while trying to reassure yourself that “if the Police actually sent these guys – they must know what they are doing.” All the while knowing in your own mind – “I can’t wait to be rid of these f*cking idiots!”

Apart from the after-effects and the need for endless cups of tea (or something stronger) you become painfully aware that neither of the blokes in front of you has said anything remotely re-assuring, and one of them has even been repeatedly looking at his watch. In short: you just don’t trust them at all! There’s nothing much to add to your ‘statement’ which they hurriedly note on their iPad.When they ask you questions about insurance or if there is anyone they can contact on your behalf – you won’t answer them. Worse still (if you have been burgled) you don’t even want to tell them what has been stolen, how much it was worth, how long you have lived at your home, who else lives with you or anything about locksmiths or someone who can help you to tidy up because all you are thinking is ‘THEY ARE NOT THE POLICE, THEY ARE NOT THE POLICE, THEY ARE NOT THE POLICE!!’

It isn’t outsourcing the unimportant bits of Police Work – because it is highly likely that G4S’ Policing-for-profits will become the most corrupting influence upon the Metropolitan Police since Phone Hacking, The Levenson Inquiry, The death of the News of The World and the damaging revelations of Police Corruption through bribes paid (allegedly) by The Sun, The Times, The Mail and Express Newspapers, ie. the entire stable of News International Newspapers and the misleading and highly theatrical ‘testimony’ given to the Commons Select Committee on Press Standards by Rupert Murdoch and his Son!

That is a lot of corruption.  If G4S has its way, it is likely to get much, much worse, because if there is one thing we have learned from other Countries –

the moment you start to ‘invent’ other Police Forces, that is the moment Democracy dies.

Whether protesting against Government Actions or against Unfair Legislation, whether showing support for Unions, Causes or Individuals or whether Publicly Acknowledging, Supporting or Protesting the need for the re-opening of a failed Murder Investigation.. The likelihood of Public Protest and Demonstration being answered by an army of unnaccountable and anonymous G4S ‘officers’ is a real possibility and, not being the ‘real’ Police, – who knows where, or how, it would end?

Bearing in mind that David Cameron’s ‘friends’ are all involved, whether it is his self-confessed ‘Diva’ Emma Harrison – formerly of the Workfare ‘Providers’ A4E ( a Company which is now being investigated for Fraud and in which the Government has “invested” almost £100 million pounds of taxpayers money) or Paul Revere of UNUM, the American Health Insurance Company that is currently being swamped by Class Action Suits and which the Justice Department and FBI Fraud Investigators have branded “Institutionally Fraudulent.”

 

In the case of possible ‘Police Privatization’ Mr Cameron’s ‘friend’ John Shaw of American Security Company G4S (formerly Securicor) who has so-far been awarded £200,000,000 of taxpayers money, is looking to expand his business empire by convincing more Police Authorities to use his ‘services’ – all in the name of cutting costs to Government?..

Actually.. that’s wrong.. because we are paying for G4S by taking money away from the ‘real’ Police!

When the effectiveness of the Police is damaged through Government stupidity: when they rob them of Public Money – in order to pay their ‘cronies’ vast sums for doing the Police’s work. When the only thing that saves the Public from the excesses of ‘private policing interests’ is a bloody Warrant Card – the time has come to draw a line and say “this far: no further: ever!”

Because when a Government decides, without any consultation with the Public, to withdraw ‘Official’ Police Officers and Resources – that is the moment when thugs, criminals and all manner of miscreants can find themselves being ‘officially’ sanctioned to abuse, damage and withold the most basic human and civil right of all!

To answer to only ONE Crown Appointed and Crown Authorized Police Force

 

On this occasion I say ‘F*ck Cameron and f*ck his Government. All of them!