Why The Western Democracies Are Failing


For too long the democratic nations of the world, which are mostly in North America and Europe, with some outposts such as Autralia, have followed the lead of The United States of America both economically and socially. And the USA has been leading us to disaster for fifty years.

Forget this week’s utter fiasco of Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the upreme court, and the utterly pathetic attempt by the Democrats to prevent President Tump’s nominee’s conformation. It doesn’t matter whether Brett Kavanaugh becomes a justice of the Supreme Court or not; one more Deep State lackey will change nothing.

For years, the Courts and elected assemblies of has looked the other way as the banking cartel colaborated with central banks and global corporations to rob one class of citizen (ordinary, working people) and reward another (the elite).

As a result, the American economic empire faces a catastrophic crisis as wealth concentrates in fewer hands, and the debts of the have nots (both nations and individuals, become overwhelming. The resurgence of nationalism in Europe is one symptom, the increasing number of regional conflicts and rising tensions between the western democracies and the non – democratic eastern bloc, is another. And the upsuge in Islamic fundamentalism is the third and probably the most dangerous. All this is being played out to the accompaniment of internal schisms, social breakdowns, and dangerous political scuffles.

Why, you might well ask.

If you work by the hour, the boss can buy your time. That’s what it really means to say someone is “rich” – he has more time because he can control not only his own, but yours, too.

Somebody who had $1,000 worth of stocks in 1971 could buy approximately 250 of the average working man’s hours. Today, that $1,000 worth of stocks is worth about $28,000… which, at today’s $26-per-hour average, will buy 1,077 hours of the typical working man’s time – four times as much as in 1971.

In other words, compared to the wage earner, the capitalist is four times as rich.

Invert it, and you see about the same thing. A working man would have had to labor for 212 hours to buy the 30 Dow stocks in 1971. Today, his time is much less valuable; he has to sweat for over 1,100 hours to buy the Dow.

It is this hollowing out of the middle class (not the middle class in the British sense, where the class system is much more complicated,) that is behind the chaos in the democratic world. The group in the middle is getting smaller, the’poor’ are growing exponentially in number and the rich are getting richer and more out of touch with the realities other classes face. It cannot end well.

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Is Bilderberg A Sinister Group That Runs The World Or Just A Tea Party For Rich And Powerful People

Are the Bilderberg Group meeting, this weekend in Dresden, Germany, really The Shadow Government (the New World Order, The Illuminati,) that rules the world?
For years the Bilderberg Group denied its own existence. Now thanks to the diligent work of dedicated investigative journalists we know it is real, yet many ‘liberals’ ‘progressives’, globalists and university dumbed down idiots still insist it is all a conspiracy theory.

But when you look at who is attending the shindig in Dresden this weekend it’s hard to imagine such people giving up their time just to get together for a chat. If fact their multiple links to big power and big money make a complex web that links the world’s major banks, corporate businesses and political organisations.

 

Here’s a handy chart to show who’s who (or more accurately who owns whom) at Bilderberg. Click through on the image and then enlarge until the text is readable (only suitable for PCs, Laptops and tablets.)
Here’s a handy chart to show who’s who (or more accurately who owns whom) at Bilderberg. Click through on the image and then enlarge until the text is readable (only suitable for PCs, Laptops and tablets.)

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Mind The Gap – Rich And Poor Drift Further Apart

mind the gap between rich and poor

Mind the gap, a phrase familiar to anyone who has used the London Underground system, a warning to passengers to take care else they might lip into the space between the platform’s edge and the carriage floor.

It isn’t that gap we are warning against however but the widening gap in the supposedly civilised nations between the wealth and lifestyles of rich and poor. For all the fine words of consensus politicians, all the talk of a fair society and redistribution of wealth, all the manipulated statistics that are supposed to tell us how well we are doing, but never match up to the reality of most people’s experience, as ever the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer.

And Ed Miliband’s “squeezed middle” are feeling more like a tube of toothpaste in the home of a dysfunctional family.

But is everything as it seems. There is evidence that the gap between those who actually have the balance of formal education and practical experience needed to operate effectively and live well and the disconnected elitists of the political, academic and corporate world is widening rapidly.

from The Guardian:

I want to know what’s to stop this revolution from turning into a violent, destructive mess. Steele is characteristically optimistic. “I have struggled with this question. What I see happening is an end to national dictat and the emergence of bottom-up clarity, diversity, integrity, and sustainability. Individual towns across the USA are now nullifying federal and state regulations – for example gag laws on animal cruelty, blanket permissions for fracking. Those such as my colleague Parag Khanna that speak to a new era of city-states are correct in my view. Top down power has failed in a most spectacular manner, and bottom-up consensus power is emergent. ‘Not in my neighborhood’ is beginning to trump ‘Because I say so.’ The one unlimited resource we have on the planet is the human brain – the current strategy of 1% capitalism is failing because it is killing the Golden Goose at multiple levels. Unfortunately, the gap between those with money and power and those who actually know what they are talking about has grown catastrophic. The rich are surrounded by sycophants and pretenders whose continued employment demands that they not question the premises. As Larry Summers lectured Elizabeth Warren, ‘insiders do not criticize insiders.’”

Read the full article: “The open source revolution is coming and it will conquer the 1% – ex CIA spy” in The Guardian

Conversely Niall Ferguson writing in American cybermag Liberty Blitzkrieg warns that the controlling hierarchies are not going to let go that easily:

from The American Interest

Networks are not planned by a single authority; they are the main source of innovation but are relatively fragile. Hierarchies exist primarily because of economies of scale and scope, beginning with the imperative of self-defense. To that end, but for other reasons too, hierarchies seek to exploit the positive externalities of networks. States need networks, for no political hierarchy, no matter how powerful, can plan all the clever things that networks spontaneously generate. But if the hierarchy comes to control the networks so much as to compromise their benign self-organizing capacities, then innovation is bound to wane.

Read full article Networks and Hierarchies on The American Interest Website

While Nafeez Ahmed for The Guradian has no doubt that a return to a system of city states loosely connected in a trading empire such as the Hellenic civilisations of Ancient Greece and Phoenicia or the medieval North European Hanseatic League, Ferguson questions whether networks will ultimately prove able to topple corporate and political hierarchies which currently hold a monopoly on economic and military power.

Clearly the growing gap between rich and poor suggests not, however a closer look at how fragile the global economic model really is and how desperate the elite and their useful idiots, the politically correct left are to suppress dissent and dilute democracy shows that not only is decentralization of power, and the return of regulatory authority to communities of a manageable size necessary, the longer the elite can resist it, the more bloody and painful the transition will be when it comes.

Its unlikely but I hope I’m around long enough to see the outcome

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Another Elitist Comes Out Of The Authoritarian Closet

In remarks this morning to the Clinton Global Initiative, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton proposed a radical idea: a global tax on rich people around the world.

“One of the issues that I have been preaching about around the world is collecting taxes in an equitable manner, especially from the elites in every country,” Clinton said to laughter from the audience. “You know I’m out of American politics, but – (applause) – it is a fact that around the world, the elites of every country are making money.”

Well that’s very true, according to figures obtained from the US Internal Revenue Service Hilly and hubby Slack Willy pulled in income of $109 million in the past decade.

Clinton (personal fortune $35 million, mostly her share of the Rodham family fortune) continued her assault on the rich. “There are rich people everywhere. And yet they do not contribute to the growth of their own countries.” So how much of her fortune is Hilly stupmping up? Well none actually, it is all tied up in trusts and legally protected from the taxman. Like most rich politicians Hillary is very enthusiastic about grabbing other peoples’ money.

Mrs. Clinton said that the rich around the world do not give back to their communities. “They don’t invest in public schools, in public hospitals, in other kinds of development internally,” said Clinton.

She continued, saying that it is up to foreign leaders to make the change. “And so it means for leaders telling powerful people things they don’t want to hear,” Clinton said.

Clinton’s boss, Barack Obama, has made raising taxes on the rich or at least, raising taxes on rich people who do not donate to his campaigns, a centerpiece of his reelection campaign. Little Black Bammy has made a big deal out of his opponent Mitt Romney’s wealth but is very coy about releasing his own tax returns. Could this be anything to do with the fact that he and Michy pulled in a couple of million each from various sources every year since he has been President? And that’s not counting Barry’s salary.

Effing hypocrites all of them.

When I hear about any of these people dissolving their trusts and giving their money to the poor I might start to take them seriously.

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Only in America

Barack Obama can’t open his mouth these days without something stupid falling out. The truth is it was always thus of course but enough people were mesmerised by the colour of his skin thay hailed his every banality and idiocy as the wise words of a genius and branded those who commented on his fuckwittery as racists.

This would only have been the case is people had been saying he was a fuckwit because he is black. But no, he’s a fuckwith because he has no class, no manners, a single figure IQ and he’s an egomanical narcissist, none of which qualities are exclusive to those with dark skin.

The lastest example of Obama’s stupidity to go viral on the internet is a remark he made at a $35,000 a plate fund raising dinner. Addressing diners he criticised the greed of the rich and then went on to castigate the 10% of the population who pay 86% of all income tax for not paying their fair share and cheating the 20% who pay no income tax at all.

Having already alienated Amertica’s black and Hispanic voters by failing to keep campaign promises and over his (belated) support for same sex marriage, alienated middle income liberals over his failure to provide free healthcare and shut down the oil and coal industries and now done his best to piss off the wealthy liberals he must rely on for campaign funding he has just about managed to bite everyhand that fed him in 2008.

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.Things Must Be Pretty Bad When Primark Fakes Are Selling In Dubai

Fake Christian Louboutin shoes I can understand although those wanting to plug such crap in my comments thread can eff off, I’ll just delete you. Fake Louis Vuitton bags, Dolce and Gabbana wossits, Tommy Hilfiger hoodies, or Stella McCartney frocks I can understand, these high fashion brands are unaffordable for most people. But a store selling Primark fakes? Has it really come to this?

What is even more gobsmacking is the shop selling fake Primark stuff has opened in Dubai, world capital of obscene wealth, the domain of Sheik Phil T Lucre where people send their kids off to school with Pate de Fois Gras and white truffle sarnis for a packed lunch or bung said little darlings £4,200 for a caviar pizza drssed with gold flakes. Dubai is home to people who think nothing of paying £3,000 for a Kobe Beef sirloin steak or adding £1000 extra to their bill for a side order of Matsutake mushrooms grown on composted Unicorn shit. (world’s most expensive foods) Dubai it the place that is too expensive even for seriously rich people. Only the fuck off rich can afford to live in Dubai.

So WTF do they want with a budget clothing shop like Primark? And fake Primark stuff, even chavs would turn their noses up at that. What can we expect to see opining up in Accrington next month, a new shop selling fake poundstretcher stuff.

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Dubai and hubris get their just des(s)erts…

Now we are not cruel people who write Boggart Blog, nor are we the types to indulge ourselves with schadenfreude. But sometime you’ve just gotta, haven’t you?

Remember that archepelago of artificial islands that was constructed off the coast of Dubai a few years ago, where all the super rich people bought houes to take advantage of Dubai’s tax haven status and find a refuge from inflation and euro zone debt. The one where they did not build on bedrock or coral reef but simply pumped up sand from the sea bed and put houses and roads on it?

We were treated to television documentaries about all these smug twats sitting in their five million pound pads saying things like “Ya, well the best think abite it apart from the climate and the tax free status is we never have to look at pooah people.”

Yeah, now you remember…

Well it’s sinking. The sand islands are collapsing back into the Red Sea and the navigation channels are silting up. Oh Joy!

If this news makes you think, “Maybe there is a God after all,” you have to ask yourself why He did not remind the civil engineers of that stuff about “houses that are builded on sand.”

The answer may be of course that He works for Boggart Blog

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Comedian On Trial For War Crimes?

There’s a little catchphrase running round a US site I sometimes use, it accompanies the asking of questions people are likely to dislike being asked, questions like “So how much tax do you pay then Lord Ashcroft,” or “When did you stop beating your wife Prime Minister.” The catchphrase is “curious minds need to know.”

It strikes us that people are just not curious enough these days because there are lots of things we should be asking about but are not: Just exactly what are your policies Mr. Cameron; How many bananas does he eat in an average week Mrs. Rooney; How did your face ever get so ugly Katie Price?

Those kinds of questions. Curious minds need to know.

What is happening in our society, why are we prepared to tolerate the celebrity obsessed media’s sucking up to the rich and famous when their arrogant and selfish behaviour insults those of us who made them rich and famous in the first place?

Maybe it has something to do with the failure of education, maybe it is the availability of round the clock TV or a symptom of how the Internet and other information media bombards us with such a stupefying amount of data our minds cannot cope and just shut down.

Or perhaps people are learning it is never wise to question authority.

Whichever of these things is behind the loss of curiosity the prevailing social attitude is of dumb acceptance, the detached indifference of people who understand they are powerless and thus their voice has no significance.

Henceforth Boggart Blog will take upon itself the role of public inquisitor, starting today we will ask the difficult questions and demand answers on your behalf.

Our first important question is:

Why have they put Father Ted on trial for war crimes?

Curious minds need to know.

Father Ted

Father Ted on trial for war crimes.
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Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Stop Hating Blair

We all thought Tony Blair had got out of our faces and gone off to help the Israelis and Palestinians out with their target practice. WRONG!

Having popped up in Sardinia a couple of weeks ago, taking a break from his holiday on a multi billionaire’s luxury yacht to deliver a speech on the spiritual benefits of poverty the, self appointed Papal Emissary to the elite is now lecturing us again on the wonders of catholicism.

Speaking to L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican’s daily newspaper, Blair said today he considers Pope Benedict’s belief that God is central to politics, society, economics and culture “brilliant”.

Fuck me, he’s turning into that bloke from The Fast Show. I’ll repeat my earlier warning: The little shit is up to something, be on your guard.

Now, if you can bear it, read about how wonderful Blair is finding his new faith in Granny Told Me Not To Marry A Catholic

Blair is lying about his commitment to Catholicism of course. Catholicism is all about guilt. If he had really embraced the faith the scablouse would be totally guilt tripped and talking about locking himself in a private room with a bottle of vintage brandy and a loaded revolver and doing the decent thing.

But as we all know Tony Blair is so up himself he is not capable of feeling guilt. So he can’t be a proper effing catholic then can he?

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