Everywhere I look I see corruption, abuse of power and blatant lies from governments and government backed agencies. The most recent of these was the scandal that has been brought to light by Edward Snowden where the NSA has been collecting records of every electronic transfer of information going into and out of the USA. Interestingly Edward Snowden is being isolated by countries around the world yet he hasn’t been charged with anything. If you want to read more about why the surveillance state must be erased then check out this article at Zero Hedge.
If you are wondering where you have heard the title of this post before, the phrase was used by the British historian Lord Acton: “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” It essentially means that people or organisations that have power and no oversight will more often than not become corrupted by that power. Which is what I believe is happening more and more frequently as it becomes easier for governments to control the population through the use of technology.
I first started noticing government corruption about 7-8 years ago, but I figured I was just being silly and should put my tin foil hat away. However, in the last few years those concerns haven’t gone away, and in fact have gotten worse as more and more corruption takes hold.
I’ll present to you a few examples of what I mean from around the world in addition to the NSA one I mentioned earlier:
Central banking and the Monetary System
The central banking system is probably the biggest abuse of power in the whole world. Central banks print money in an effort to “stimulate the economy” and pay down debts. Unfortunately this robs the people within that country by devaluing the currency which essentially makes everything more expensive and 99% of the people poorer. There is no oversight and no method for the people to challenge the way in which the central banks conduct their business. They are a law unto themselves and in my opinion it is only a matter of time before the whole thing comes crashing down.
If you are interesting in how central banks work you should take a look at this video as it is the best explanation I have found (Go to 3:35 on the video).
Cyrpus Bank Accounts Frozen
Probably the second biggest injustice of recent times is when the Cyprus government decided to freeze all the bank accounts of the Cyprus citizens. There was next to no warning and before people knew what was happening their lifesavings were frozen. They were unable to access their own money because the government had become so broke that it needed to steal its citizens savings to pay its debts. How this is in the best interests of the people i’ll never know, but I am certain there will not be any confidence in the Cyprus banking sector/government for at least a generation.
and this video
When was it the governments responsibility to bailout bankrupt companies with tax payer funded dollars? If a company is foolish enough to mismanage their funds to such an extent that they go bankrupt, then so be it. It is not up to the government to support these companies. It is called capitalism and this happens all the time. Now (particularly in the USA) there is record government debt that the people have to suffer through so that a couple of “too big to fail” companies can continue operating.
Australia Government Internet Filter
Back home for me, the Australian governments internet filter. The government wanted to implement an internet filter to block an undisclosed number of websites. They wanted to do this without any public oversight and for the people to trust that the filter was in the best interests of the people. They did this under the guise of protecting the children, but when it came out that information regarding euthanasia and abortion would be blocked people got a little upset and fortunately the legislation was disbanded.
Recently however it has come to light that the government has been blocking websites under a different and more obscure piece of legislation. It only came to light when they accidentally blocked a university website and a greens senator challenged how this was happening. Yet another disgusting misuse of power that is in the interest of the people…
Here are a few videos regarding the Aussie internet filter.
Australian Carbon Tax & GST Lies
Some of the biggest taxes Australians have had to endure are the Goods and Services Tax and the Carbon tax. Prior to John Howard and Julia Gillard being elected they both promised that their taxes wouldn’t get legs if they were voted in. Sure enough though, both sets of legislation got passed and Australians now pay GST on most items and we now have a carbon tax…
You can see both of these liars in action below.
Bradley Manning / Wikileaks
What about the who Wikileaks thing that hit mainstream press a few year ago. I still can’t believe the amount of perverted justice that the American military thinks is ok. I don’t care who you are, killing innocents is not ok – it will never be ok! The people who give orders to do so should be held accountable for their actions. People like Bradley Manning who are brave enough to stand up to these faceless men should be hailed hero’s, not traitors.
Iraq WMD or Oil?
Call me a cynic if you want but I always thought the reasons the west went into Iraq was a little suspect. The original war was all about freedom for the Iraqi people, WMD’s and to remove terrorists. 10 years later and the people of Iraq must be feeling so grateful for the intervention… On the plus side, a lot of contacting companies made a lot of money and the oil now flows freely. Ironically, two countries that have proved they have nuclear ambitions (Iran and North Korea) remain untouched while Iraq got pounded without any evidence.
My final video I want to share is one of President Barrack Obama himself stating that there will be no surveillance of ordinary American citizens. I wonder if he remembers this?
So what can you do?
Probably the best thing you can do is to stay informed and to question anything a politician/Central banker says. Don’t just accept the status quo, support minor parties that are interested in change and that recognise the problem. People like Nigel Farage of the UKIP is a great leader for this type of change and hopefully more and more minor parties start to stand up and be noticed like he is.
As for securing your money – the answer that I keep hearing is that gold is a good bet. Not the ETF’s that you see on the global exchanges, but the real stuff you can hold in your hands. I’m not 100% convinced that gold is the answer, history has shown us that an imploding government is all too happy to confiscate gold from the people and then arbitrarily increase the price to suit its own needs.
What do you think? Is the world becoming more and more toxic? Or should I just go sit in front of the TV and keep up to date with what the kardashians are doing so that I am complacent with the ever increasing amount of control going on around me?
If you want to read the government censorship how to manual then check this book out
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