Security in Free-market capitalist society

Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country” – Hermann Göring, during Nurumberg trials

“War is a racket, it always has been” –General Smedley D. Butler

Salvador Allende was overthrown because he was a Marxist with great plans counter to American interests. That’s not allowed in a competitive economic system, the big bully on the schoolyard wants all the sweets for himself. So, really to stop war one needs to get at the root cause. Discussed previously

But let me quickly throw my 2 cents in. Firstly I don’t have a concrete opinion on every false flag or ‘terrorist act’ but I do believe a lot of people believe false flags to be true as the nature of democracy leaves War a tough thing to justify to the people.

Naomi Klien describes it well in her book; ‘the shock doctrine’ by saying a democratic nation needs a ‘shock’ to the populace as persuasion for aggression. Is it just a coincidence that Iraq has oil and the US consumes oil by the largest quantity per capita (32 times more than the average African). Or a convenience that the US’s military industrial complex pretty much requires constant war to satisfy itself and that about $750B of tax payer money is spent on the military a year. Crash+“WAR ON TERROR”-Refugees=$$$$$ (for the 1% who profit).

Read more about US interventions and the reasons for them in Naomi Kliens book linked here

But, this is all a requirement in a system of this type where we must compete; it all serves an agenda which keeps the establishment established, i.e the rich rich and the poor as servants. We cannot stop false flags, destructive crony capitalism and imperialism in isolation because it will just rare it’s ugly head somewhere else when the core system incentive remains the same.

We need a new ‘core’ to the system, one of altruism and cooperation as the only means to true peace.

This is discussed in my core piece on economic problems. This among others as simple reforms in areas of modern society as steps toward a transition to a Libertarian Society economic model described in my piece entitled “transition” this then can be grown to a system of relative utopia where money is no longer required and everyone and everything is safe, secure, healthy and happy.

Finally and important, arguably the stupidest thing in the 21st century: The justice/prison system. We have an economy that requires wage slaves and results in poverty as the money goes upwards. Which forces poverty and degradation on a percentage of society, those people are raised in poverty and when they act out by stealing or becoming addicted to drugs, arguably as a means of numbing pain we chuck them in cages as ‘punishment’. It’s not rehabilitation it’s punishment, in the cages with other people all being punished. They come out worse most of the time I imagine. Prisons that profit from the quantity of prisoners they have is a tragedy of the highest order. No further justification is required on this it is absolutely absurd. Constitutions that were written hundreds of years ago are also ridiculous, the world is so different now and changes daily. We need an adaptive law that is based on nature, a natural law.

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Thoughts on education and the media in free-market capitalism-simple reform

The fact is that given the challenges we face, education doesn’t need to be reformed — it needs to be transformed. The key to this transformation is not to standardize education, but to personalize it, to build achievement on discovering the individual talents of each child, to put students in an environment where they want to learn and where they can naturally discover their true passions.”

– Sir. Ken Robinson

The media

Information: Genuine Facts about what’s happening or what has happened

Misinformation: Facts presumed as such but are incorrect

Disinformation: Facts provided with the knowledge of falsehood

The mainstream media is currently fully controlled by vested interests in the interest of advertising their products, it’s abundantly obvious to the immediately learned man, they regularly practise disinformation in the interest of their corporate owners and hence the interests of the competitive market, with detrimental effects. To the layman stuck in its charm I feel sympathy. But again, this is not a piece on criticism; there is ample work on this.

I only wish to postulate briefly on a simple reform technique at the national level:

  1. Provide a national media outlet, run by the people for the people
    • No private interests allowed or tied to this organisation
    • EG: The Irish National Media Organisation (INMO)
    • Organised as a cooperative, not-for-profit, answerable to viewers
    • National ‘freedom of speech’ rating provided by the people
    • National ‘transparency index;’ provided by the people
    • National ‘unbiased index’ provided by the people
  2. Provide incentives to encourage community based media outlets
    • Control the concentration of capital to maximise quantity of outlets
    • remove the advertisement incentive for media outlets, subsidise if necessary
  3. Any media organisation is required to be fully transparent and answerable to the people.
    • Private ones can continue but must be fully transparent on who owns them, their balances etc.
    • Each time the INMO finds they have provided Mis or Disinformation they will be reduced in rating until they are shut down.
    • The people will then know the quality of information

Education

Currently we have (in the west anyway) an education system that is more like a factory line up with robots dictated to with no genuine life skills learned. Finally to be punished when they can’t operate effectively in the ‘market’. The more money your parents have the better the school you go to, the more opportunities you have, the better the job you get. The cycle continues with social mobility ever decreasing. Is it rigged in this manner to maintain a stock of worker drones? Probably, but again I’m not here to criticise. See this piece for that.

But let me talk on simple reform here.

Firstly:

NO PRIVATE EDUCATION, always not-for-profit, answerable to the parents/people

Flip the education ideals

  1. Homework should be online ‘khan academy’ style, information dictated to them directly under parent’s supervision, obviously in a fun manner.
    • Children that can’t afford a home computer, the government will provide a ‘learning tablet’
    • One can imagine super cheap ‘learning tablets’, solely with the curriculum downloaded.
  2. Teacher briefly quizzes them on content knowledge from homework and groups accordingly
    • Children who didn’t watch it, don’t get grouped and it’s solely the parents fault
  3. Then class is solving problems related in groups
    • Promotes critical thinking and problem solving
    • Make them be wrong and reward being wrong

Should Children be grouped by age or capability?

  • Age to start with but as they grow older they join groups of like minded children OR unlike-minded ones BUT in an ever refined grouping strategy to make the most effective problem solvers
  • The teachers will require training on how to notice young children’s strengths and weaknesses and scale and group them accordingly

Everything one needs to know about proper schooling can be found by listening to lectures by Sir.Ken Robinson.

Bottom line, this mans education ideals need to be enacted at national level.

With this simple switch in strategy one can imagine a child ever increasing her capabilities in areas that she is strong in until finally graduating with a strong confident knowledge in her strong field, which she can be of maximum benefit to society in.

Check this lecture out on corporate attack on education

Have a look at these great people promoting democratic schools

Sir. Ken Robinsons lecture

Thoughts on free-market capitalism reform- Equality

“Give me control of a nation’s wealth and I care not who makes the laws.”- David Rockefeller

Credit Suisse in 2015 stated that 1% of the worlds population holds 50% of the wealth.

So, It’s blatantly obvious to the learned man that the banking system/financial system is rigged and controlled by a few people in their very own interest with a system that supports their control. To the layman I thought it was obvious but it seems the average Joe feels there is a problem but cannot comprehend it. But, for the purpose of this blogs topic, I will not be talking about how the financial system is rigged, watch these documentaries, if you need information. I’ll only be talking about solutions but let me be clear: I am not an economic professor or very learned in this field, I just listen to the people who are and they have solutions. I will merely summarise the various options they present in a conclusive and concise manner, then give links to their works/sites.

Firstly, let this be clear, before maybe the 16th century interest was called usary and it was illegal in civilised society. What changed to allow the bankers to profit from other people? They will give you some spiel about ‘ratcheting up the economy’ like they always do in order to conceal their true agenda. But it should be obvious to anyone: a privately owned bank making money from your desperation and out of nothing (interest) is a serious problem. They give loans and then you must pay back more. If money is supposed to be a pricing index in direct correlation to goods and/or services, then this extra money (made out of thin air aka debt) will create immense inequality. They’re essentially loan sharks, concealed behind a nice suit and legislation made in their favour- obviously through provocation.

So, the steps to financial reform are: (links provided to organsiations working on/or with this reform)

  1. Separate the current banks into commercial and private
    • Commercial banks are government owned and give loans out to the people with zero interest, or a small ceiling’d rate. Having a proper ‘ratcheting effect’.
      • They are answerable to the people and can’t make silly bets on property that send the whole planet into recession
    • Private banks are then called Investment banks and people can choose to invest (gamble) with them if they wish
      1. They are required to be fully transparent
    • This can be done at national level soon
  2. Private banks cannot create any money from loans
    • 91% of money is created this way, it’s money from nothing, going to the top from the bottom
      • Also can be done at national level in tandem with step 1
  3. Close the FUCKING tax havens down
    • Multilateral legislation in the form of taxes paid only in original country
    • Multilateral legislation for agreed on corporate tax rate
    • This needs to be done at international level, very difficult in current ‘nationalist fervor’ state
  4. Global Tax on capital
    • Multilateral legislation on taxing the capital in an incremental way
    • Again, very difficult, international required

Obviously, this is extremely difficult in the current ‘nationalist fervor’ state we find ourselves in because each country has different legislation and are out for their own interests. The whore countries (like Ireland) need the economic gains, corporate investment and the people need the jobs. But to allow this to continue is a bigger problem to the planet as a whole and sacrifice must be made.

Again the problem here is a competitive economic system. It’s in a nations best interest to be a whore to corporate globalised interests. Especially small countries like Ireland or the caymen islands, who need to compete with the big boys. True reform of this needs complete reform at the international level but again we’re stuck in a multi faceted competitive economic system, controlled by the people at the very top in their interests. We need change at the very ,very core of the economic system and it must be demanded and enacted by the people. Anything else is just patch work but as I’ll describe in a later piece I feel these reform techniques are required primarily as a stepping stone to create the societal environment to enable the people to demand change to a better system, that works for them and adapts to the requirements of nature. More on this to come.

Read these 37 ways to reform an economy, very well done for a better summary of reform techniques

Watch Lectures by positive money UK

Check this website for Modern Money Theory reform techniques

Read this book by Thomas Pikkety for arguably the most accurate, data full economic literature to date.

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