Wednesday, August 02, 2006
WHAT THE TEACHERS DON'T TEACH - PART 1 - WE ARE NOT CITIZENS OF A DEMOCRACY, BUT SERVANTS OF A PLUTOCRACY.
PLUTOCRACY = THE RULE OR CONTROL OF SOCIETY BY ITS WEALTHY. THAT WHICH EXERCISES POWER BY VIRTUE OF THE WEALTHY. FOR EXAMPLE, A GOVERNMENT "OF, BY AND FOR POWERFUL, PRIVILEGED AND WEALTHY PEOPLE".
WEST SUSSEX IS NOT A DEMOCRACY - IT IS A PLUTOCRACY RUN BY 'THE ESTABLISHMENT'.
WHAT IS 'THE ESTABLISHMENT' ?
The Daily Express Front Page ("Diana Death : New Cover-Up Fears" July 24 2006) makes it very clear what they mean by 'The Establishment' : "Sources say the Establishment is desperate to prove that Diana's death was accidental...The Royal Family, the Government, and MI6...".
As I see it, at the moment, 'The Establishment' consists of 3 inter-dependent parts, which feed off each other :
1. THE MONARCHY - THE ROYAL FAMILY, THE ARISTOCRACY AND THE LANDOWNING CLASSES. Thus we have the 'Royal Prerogatives' (How else did Blair go to war without Cabinet approval?), the Lord Lieutenants Office within County Hall (with 47 Deputy Lieutenants packed with Lords, Dukes, Colonels et al), The Queen's Birthday Honours List (CBE's, MBE's etc).
2. THE STATE - CENTRAL GOVERNMENT (eg New Labour/Tory) AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT (eg West Sussex County Council), THE CIVIL SERVICE, THE SECURITY SERVICE (eg MI5 & MI6), THE MILITARY, AND OTHER VESTED INTERESTS (eg Corporates Developers, Banks, Accountants, Solicitors etc).
3. THE CHURCH (eg 'The Established Church' - Church of England/Roman Catholic).
'The Establishment' is very real, and very powerful - and 'they' are called by other names, such as The Status Quo, The Powers-That-Be, The Cabal, The Forces of Reaction, The Elite, The Master Puppeteers etc.
This Establishment often operate at a 'subterranean level', but they pull the strings in Crawley, West Sussex and Beyond. County Councillors (especially Tory ones) owe their first allegiance to the Crown (The Queen) - to the Establishment - we, the People, are not at the top of the list - except at election time. Small people are ignored (eg children in state schools) because they don't vote - except, of course, the children of parents who have powerful influence (eg in private schools)
Newspapers are corporate businesses, and will reflect corporate interests within the 'Establishment'. It is not a 'free press' - far from it. Any editor will stand to attention when they receive a call from a member of the 'Establishment Club' (or their Agents). Nothing will be printed which will embarrass the 'Establishment' too much - and if any editor 'crosses the line' they soon know about it in terms of 'flak', threatened withdrawal of advertising etc - 'he who pays the piper calls the tune'...
What do you think ?
I think I preferred the early posts about local goings on to this tinfoil-hattery and conspiracy theorising...
Bloody hell, I've read that back to myself. It sounds very conceited language - I don't mean it to be.
1. To analyse the assumptions upon which the local media is based (eg TV, Radio & Newspapers).
2. To identify the underlying 'rules' (if any) which govern what is printed (or not printed), broadcast (or not broadcast.
3. To discover the many-sided truths about an issue, not just a one-sided version of that truth - so 'professionally' packaged and presented to us, as readers/listeners/viewers.
This kind of analysis has never really been done at a local level - and I think it's now about time - however "tinfoilhattery" the attempt.