The Great Deception.
Every couple of years we get to vote and this is called democracy.
We no longer live in a democracy, we live in a corporate dictatorship. Governments are mere puppets of global multi-nationals and finance corporations that dictate policy and law. This is done through lobbying, political and personal donations and ‘gifts’ giving politicians tens of thousands of pounds/dollars/etc to sit on boards or act as ‘consultants’.
The prime objective of this is to get governments to implement laws and regulations that favour systems of tax, employment and financial structures that channels more money and power to corporations and the individuals who run them.
Meanwhile governments job is to put in place laws that ensure a regular supply of workers and consumers to keep the corporations functioning. This is done through a system of taxation, the main burden of which falls upon those same working people.
This basic tax system provides the bare minimum of support via education, health and other public services sufficient to enable individuals and families to stay safe, be educated, have children, get them to school etc.
It is important to note that these services are funded via a taxation system sourced not from corporations who ultimately reap the greatest benefit from the system but from the workers themselves.
So, the corporations pay the least towards the public services that form the foundation of their wealth.
All taxation is nowadays nothing more than a means of subsidising the “democratic’ system needed to further enrich those who least need it.
Meanwhile the common people are regularly thrown divisive issues like race, brexit, gun control, NHS, the wall, etc – anything that takes attention and energy away from what’s really going on in keeping us down. Divide and Rule, the oldest trick in the book and people buy it all the time. They get us to blame everyone but the organisations and system that is raking in the money.
The lie of low taxation and smaller government.
This is simple.
lower taxes means cuts in public and essential services like health, education, housing, public transport. The privatisation of utilities like water, gas, electricity, public services gave corporations the opportunity to put profit before people and enrich themselves from what taxes we do pat for these services. This profiteering is exactly what we see happening with Private companies contracted to provide NHS services, privatisation of utilities, transportation, probation services, prisons.
Smaller government means less oversight and regulations – giving corporations greater freedom to get away putting profit over quality, safety, equality and human rights.
What can we do?
form local residents associations and action groups to pressure your local government to to more for your local area, people, independent businesses and traders.
Campaign for closing corporation tax loopholes
buy from local, small businesses whenever possible