We are on the brink of social, moral and financial collapse.
This generalised bankruptcy has been brought about by inept self-serving politicians that consistency place loyalty to their party, financiers and friends above that of People and State.
Modern democracy has been transformed into a “system” that’s sole purpose is to perpetuate itself through force, influence and propaganda; the citizen is an impotent bystander. Manipulation of public “opinion” through social and mass media, statistics and political marketing has transformed public service into a machine destined uniquely to ensure re-election.
Political disloyalty to the public which it is supposed to serve has produced apathy and mistrust in the political system. Outside of their followers, Politicians have lost all credibility with the general public.
Anyone holding public office is duty-bound to be a social role model. Their conduct of public affairs and their behaviour sets the tone for the citizenry but through a never ending series of scandals, elected officials have failed miserably at being moral agents.
Democracy, the rule of the people by the people, has become nothing more than a vehicle for unbridled greed, waste and destruction by a minority purporting to represent the people.
Democracy, the guarantor of freedom has become an instrument for the suppression of the people.
This debauchery must be stopped; Politicians must be forced to behave morally and ethically or be disqualified.
This will not be an easy task, but I am hopeful that the youth will look up from their little illuminated screens long enough to understand the importance of bridling the political system.
I believe that the solution lies in removing power and money from the political equation. The political system must be based on performance and not on popularity.
Today there is no moral, academic or proficiency requirements to become a Politician; anyone who can garner the support of some likeminded (or coerced) individuals can jump on the political bandwagon. And if their popularity grows they are formally invited to become part of the political system.
I firmly believe that this ineptitude and incompetence is one of the leading causes of the current catastrophic state of affairs. Politicians should be formally qualified to hold office and should be obliged to follow regular leadership and ethical training.
Politicians must be forced to take an Oath of Ethical Conduct. They must be made accountable for their actions. Politicians must undergo regular public ethics evaluations by independent ethics committees.
A zero tolerance attitude must be instituted for ethical transgressions; anyone found to be guilty of even minor ethical misconduct must be permanently disqualified from holding any public office.
In order to judge their performance Politicians must be made to make a public statement of objectives which are to be reviewed through public performance evaluations by their peers. Any substandard performance or failure to reach stated objectives must be corrected through training.
Overhauling the political system to avoid sliding back into chaos and disorder is critical to ethical governance. The root causes of our political, social and financial breakdown must be addressed.
A society based on perpetual debt (i.e. that will never be paid back) is certain to fail at some point. An economy based on perpetual growth (required to repay debt) is not sustainable. Strict restrictions on contracting debt must be put into place and debt based economy to be phased out. Now.
To make sure that your money is being spent correctly, all financial transactions and investments of public money must be approved by an independent finance committee and an ethics committee.
An ethical government that has the interest of its citizenry at heart should have complete control of the Pharmaceutical, Agroindustry and Armament industry. The only way to achieve this is to nationalise all three. This is what I mean by taking money out of Politics. And if you take money out of the game you also take power out of it.
Lobbying is the mechanism by which outside interests can influence government policy in favour of non-public interests.
It is the reason why the agroindustry is legally allowed to poison the public and destroy the environment for the sole objective of making profit. The pharmaceutical industry has used lobbying to extort trillions from social security coffers (i.e. paid for by you and me). And the military-industrial complex influence on government is the direct cause of millions of dead, maimed and homeless.
Lobbying in all its forms is akin to corruption and detrimental to public wellbeing and must be prohibited; any attempt at influencing public officials be punished by lengthy terms of imprisonment.
Once these harmful industries are under control, government should enact laws that protect the people from industrial greed - Only natural environment friendly products to be allowed in the human and animal food chain; any activity in which people purposely harm their health (i.e. smoking) should be excluded from health service allocation; and a strict defence only policy must be mandated meaning any aggressive military action outside of national boundaries to be prohibited.
There are many other possible improvements that can and must be made; I invite my readers to add them to the comments section.
We need change. Not the typical political adjustment sold as change but a real fundamental renaissance of the political system.
We can start by making all persons holding political office publically adhere to the following Ethics Manifest.
The Ethics Manifest
There is so much hoopla about racism lately that I feel it is time to don my hobnail boots and boldly cross this minefield to find the truth.
God created racism if you are to believe the Talmud, which divides mankind between the three sons of Noah, stating that "the descendants of Ham are cursed by being black, and depicts Ham as a sinful man and his progeny as degenerates." The Old Testament also echoes this standpoint.
Nothing being as ambiguous as religious fairy-tales, the subject has been hotly debated for over two thousand years without any sensible outcome. Since nobody can definitively interpret this ancient gobbledygook, anyone’s interpretation is valid. And that is the core of the problem.
The other God, Science, has more definitive and convincing basis for racism.
Just recently, Carsten De Dreu, a Dutch Professor suggested that ethnocentrism (racism) may be mediated by a hormone called oxytocin. Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins asserts that ethnocentric-strategy phenotypes influence racist behaviour, and the guru of modern evolutionary theory, William Hamilton, concluded that racism (ethnocentrism) is a perfectly normal human reaction.
Always eager to exploit ambiguity to their advantage, Politicians have decided, in spite of religious and scientific validation, to legislate racism out of existence. The result is that any utterance, gesture, statement or act that could be even remotely perceived as “racist” could land you in jail or with empty pockets.
So to avoid ending up destitute or behind bars, savants have renamed racism as “Ethnocentrism” and threw the unpalatable “R” word to the journalists and politicians.
Like all ism’s, linguistically the word is a general abstraction that does not imply any positive or negative meaning without additional context. It is exactly this ambiguity that has led to it being hijacked by the politico-sentimentalists and used as a derogatory label to be slapped onto anyone not having the same convictions or (especially) onto their arch rivals, the politico-realists.
Politicians of all persuasions not being capable of original thought and being much worse than religious scholars at making sense of ambiguity use racism to explain away the planet’s sociological woes. And because the media hounds have their snouts firmly up every political backside, racism is to be found everywhere and anywhere.
Indiscriminately throwing the term “racist” about is akin to cluster-bombing a kindergarten; the bomber thinks he is eliminating evil while the bombed are naïve uninformed victims.
Like a cluster-bomb, racism is unidirectional. The bomb cannot be thrown back at the bomber; when you are labelled a “racist” no amount of Skip will wash the stain out. And as we all know if a lie or rumour is repeated often enough it becomes truth.
In much the same way as a cluster-bomb, the term “racist” rarely targets just one individual. Whole communities, or those of different skin colour as a whole are tainted with the same brush.
Also, racism comes in many flavours; from the closet racists to the skinhead fanatic diehards reminiscing over their long gone moustachioed hero’s and everything in-between.
Faithfull to a uniquely human quirk, cross-association of ideas, the term “racist” means different things to different people. It just depends on which side you are on. Politico-sentimentally induced altruism spread through the mass-madia has conditioned westerners to favour any underdog designated by politicians or the mass-madia above even their own wellbeing. It is therefore not surprising that it is now a universally accepted truth that, due to the shenanigans of our white forefathers unscrupulously enslaving Africans, all whites are racist towards blacks; and by cross-association of ideas, all others not of the fairer tint.
Why is everyone making such a fuss?
Whichever way you look at it race is a natural discriminator invented by God himself. For our ancestors it was essential to survival, and even today it is one of the three characteristics most often used by the madia and by authorities in brief descriptions of individuals (the others are age and sex).
My feeling is that the politicians are at a loss to explain and correct our social disintegration so they create diversions in the form of bogeymen to keep the public occupied while they desperately search for a solution.
The so-called victims of racism, namely the blacks, should get their minds onto culture, education and honest work rather than expressing their collective lack of self-confidence through a culture of crime, drugs, violence and gangs.
And a final thought; History has proven that racism declines proportionally to the level of integration within a group.
Friday September 1, 1939 Poland was invaded by the German Army.
Instead of fleeing like rats from a sinking ship the Polish youth volunteered en-mass to join the Free Polish Army while their leaders quickly set up a Government in exile, first in Paris then in London.
From here the Free Polish Army made a significant contribution to liberating occupied Europe and also their motherland.
Exactly the opposite has happened in Syria.
All youths of fighting age have abandoned family, wives and children to seek “refuge” in Europe.
Since 2012 Haytham al-Maleh self-proclaimed leader of the Syrian opposition has tried unsuccessfully to set up a Government in Exile. Nobody is even thinking of setting up an Army in Exile to fight for the liberation of their country.
Pertinent questions are generally ignored by politicians because they have a horrid tendency to inject reality into their smoke and mirror acts. The way I see it, the American politicians, under the influence of Trouble Makers for Profit Inc., have led their western lackeys to join in the “let’s oust Assad for no reason orgy”. Since it is a classic American style orgy, nobody knows who is fucking who and the participants, all dazed and drugged by the Opium of conflict, end up fucking themselves while the Allahrists look on in baffled amazement.
The Syrian youth of fighting age are torn between three evils; join the orgy, join the Cali-fate or join the “iPhone and Mercedes Benz paid for by the European government” brotherhood.
A certain five days in June 1967 proved that even trained Syrian soldiers have no stomach for fighting so they are left with only two options; blowing themselves up in Europe in their quest for a night with seventy virgins or to skip across to Germany and join the greed society.
Neither of these options includes defending their fatherland.
And even if they did, who would lead them?
Their commanders have all eloped with Swedish maidens so no luck there. Americans are averse to looking their enemy in the eye so they will not lead the charge. France would rather send its troops to fight the Al-Qaeda bogeyman in the deserts of Africa rather than fight a real war. And the EU would rather send packets of Band-Aid and cluster bomb public latrines disguised as training camps.
So why, in face of such adversity, persist in promoting the establishment of a Free Syria Army?
Because Europe, that is the people of Europe and not the Politicians, don’t want the take-all-give-nothing freeloaders and because the west is not making any progress in its “war” against ISIS and is nowhere near ousting Assad.
The question remains. How do you get a Syrian youth out of his shinny Merc and into a uniform?
The Arabic culture respects force so one way would be to force them to fight. But that would not be “politically correct”. We could offer to ship their Merc’s to Syria. But that would be too expensive because after spending everything on bombing trips to Syria and on welcoming the “refugees” Europe is broke. We could try patriotism. But the only country your average Syrian Youth can find on a map is Germany.
So, realistically, there is no way we will get them to fight for their country because unlike Polish youths of 1936, Syrian youth are cowards who would rather leach off others than stand up for themselves, their families, their wives or their children.
Polish youths loved their country and their culture enough to die for, while Syrian youths would rather die for an iPhone and Social Security.