Examples of Organisms at
A Police Officer Talks "The
vast majority of police officers are very hard working, but see repeated new
legislation as instruments to slow us down and keep us off the streets," he
wrote, each carefully chosen word reflecting his mounting frustration.
Well done that officer!
The situation that this officer describes
(in short, a situation wherein the police cannot actually do their jobs properly
and get criminals off the streets) is yet another example of
governments being unperturbed by crime levels - despite all their rhetoric to
the contrary - but very concerned to empower themselves.
UK governments over the years have
gradually been increasing the number of police officers - which looks good to
the gullible majority - but they have been bogging them down with mountains of
paperwork to ensure political correctness - which sounds good to
the gullible majority. But the fact that the police officers themselves have
been complaining for years that they cannot do their jobs properly
troubles the government not a jot - except in so far as this might result it bad
the government increases its own powers by employing
an ever-increasing number of police officers
In other words, the government increases
its own powers by employing an ever-increasing number of police officers (an arm
of state control) but the police officers are handicapped in their fight against
crime - because they are too often engaged in procedures designed to make the
government look good - and so the levels of crime continue to rise - which then
allows government to justify even higher levels of state control - which is, of
course, exactly what government wants.
Governments love crime
(e.g. see my piece The Governing Elite).
Look carefully again at this police
officer's carefully chosen word[s] ...
Police officers "see
repeated new legislation as instruments to slow us down and keep us
off the streets."
Those higher levels of state control -
i.e. more police officers - are, clearly, not to protect the people from crime.
So, what are they for?
Well, it does not take much imagination,
But, this is how the greedy Organism of
However, also notice that the solutions
suggested by the police officer - who is a member of the greedy Organism of the
Police - involve more power for the police and more prison cells!
Thus, this Organism wants more power too!
I am not suggesting that there is
anything particularly wrong with this officer's point of view, I simply want to
point out that we continue to see how it is that these organisms are mostly
concerned to serve themselves - not the people.
The upshot is that the people - whom they
are supposed to be serving - pay an ever-increasing price to buttress systems
and ideas that, in fact, do not serve them well at all.
Where, for example, is the discussion
about bringing up our children properly? - and allowing parents and teachers to
exert far greater control over them without the threat of politically-corrected
social workers descending on them with spurious allegations of 'abuse'.
As another example, the UK government
recently garnered much public support for an increase in taxes so that it could
inject a much larger sum of money into the UK's government-funded nationalised
health service. This would make the health service much better, so promised Tony
Blair and his cronies. And so billions more were taken from the taxpayer - with
Did the service get any better?
Nah. Well, marginally, at best.
So, where did the money go?
Well, a huge percentage of it (about 50%,
I think) went to pay for salary increases for those who work in the national
health service - i.e. for those who work for government!
What a surprise, eh?
Of course, the public was not told in
advance that many of the extra billions would be swallowed up in salary
increases. The public was told that the extra money would be spent on 'improving
And the public fell for it! They gave the
thumbs up to the further tax rises.
we then find that they used this power (in this
case, more money) mostly to feather their own nests.
In other words, just as with the
situation regarding crime, the politicians justified to the public the need to
grow 'stronger' - by taking more in taxes - on the promise of doing its job
better in the National Health Service, but we then find that they used this
power (in this case, more money) mostly to feather their own nests.
It was also recently discovered that
hospital managers were giving priority to less urgent, simpler, easier medical
cases than to more urgent cases (and, usually, more complex ones) so that their
turnover of patients would be quicker and so, therefore, the government could boast that
it had reduced the number of patients on the hospital waiting lists. Thus, in
this instance, we see that the hospital managers were keen to get Brownie points
from their political masters who, in turn, wanted to lure in the support of the
voters by claiming that they had reduced the lengths of the waiting lists.
The patients who were the most in need of
medical treatment, however, got shoved to the back of the queue!
Yes indeed. Not even the seriously ill
and the dying must get in the way of making the hospital managers and the
government look good.
A different example of an organism at
work can be seen from a description of this week's BBC Panorama programme. It
reveals the Organism of the Banks at work ...
Panorama A senior executive for a high
street bank blows the whistle on how customers are pressured into borrowing
money through hard-sell tactics and sophisticated marketing, and reveals how
banks can profit from their financial distress.
Basically, the whistleblower told us that
the banks made huge profits from people who managed to get themselves into a permanent
state of debt, and so they encouraged people to get into such debt.
the biggest profits came from those who were actually
unable to pay off their debts
Furthermore, the biggest profits came
from those who were actually unable to pay off their debts, and who, therefore,
ended up paying back interest for years on end.
A particularly interesting example
of this was a middle-aged low-earning father who had a debt of £750 on his
credit card, and he was not paying it off fast enough; i.e. he was not managing
to make the minimum monthly payments. He received a letter from the credit card
company telling him that he would have to do something about this debt or face
possible action. Anyway. A few days later he received a letter from another
credit card company offering him a credit card with a much higher credit limit,
and on to which he could transfer all the debts that he currently owed.
It seemed as if his immediate problem was
But what transpired was this.
The second credit card company was, in
fact, the same as the first credit card company - both being owned by the Royal
Bank of Scotland.
And so what we see here is one rather
devious way in which the Royal Bank of Scotland actually intimidates people into
extending their credit card limits. One letter threatens action, and another
offers to solve the problem provided that the debtor takes on further debt!
Now, whether or not this was a purposeful
tactic - as opposed to being an accidental situation arising because the left
hand did not actually know what the right hand was doing - is not the point! As
I have often stated, when it comes to the voraciousness and the greed of
'organisms', it is, indeed, mostly the case that the individuals
who comprise them do not actually understand the harm that they are doing.
Indeed, even if the second credit card
company had nothing to do with the Royal Bank of Scotland, the point remains the
same. The Organism of These Two Companies would still be exerting a malevolent force in the
direction of encouraging people to put themselves into perpetual debt.
let us not pretend that everyone working in the banks
But let us not pretend that everyone
working in the banks is innocent. The evidence from the whistleblower was that
the staff working in the banks are doing everything that they can to sell, sell,
and sell their products to customers - many of whom are very naive when it comes
to financial matters and interest rates etc - and that they are also well aware
that they are driving people into impossible situations. These people then
often end up having to sell or to re-mortgage their very own homes in order to
pay the banks and so get themselves out of the mess that they have gotten into.
(And, while on the subject of banks,
there is a huge body of evidence to suggest that they promote wars and
instability in order to make profits. In the great depression of the 30s, for
example, the banks did very well indeed on the numerous repossessions of properties
which they managed to acquire at very cheap prices. And many people would say
that the banks, themselves, promoted the depression in order to do this.)
In summary: Our lives are constantly
being buffeted and shaped by many different huge, powerful organisms that are
serving themselves. These organisms control many of the big things that govern
the way in which we live, but they have very little concern for us. These
organisms really exist; but many of them are so huge that we cannot even see
them, let alone understand what they are up to.
Their energies are mostly directed at serving themselves.
But there is also something else going on
today that, in my view, was not so prevalent four decades ago. And this is the
sheer dishonesty, greed, laziness and selfishness of so many people today. The
lack of integrity exhibited by so many different groups of people - including
many of those in the highest ranks of society - should be a real source of
concern to us. And on this website, you will see irrefutable
evidence that politicians, judges, senior police officers, academics, various
government officials, and many others, are lying through their teeth in order to
bolster their own positions in some way. And even when they are not lying, their
energies are clearly not mostly directed at doing what they are supposed to be
doing. Their energies are mostly directed at serving themselves.
Well, of course, maybe we all do this -
to some extent or other. But, as individuals, we are mostly very puny. And so
our self-serving natures do not have much import in the overall scheme of things
- the big things.
But when powerful people or powerful
bodies engage in such greedy self-servedness as a matter of course, which,
clearly, they do, then the end result is a great deal of misery for millions of
Furthermore, we are continually being
forced to waste vast resources on trying to deal with the never-ending problems
that these groups are forever creating.
Finally, here is a description of
tonight's BBC Newsnight report on the overseas aid that the UK government gives
to various bodies ...
We're told that we are spending more
than ever on overseas aid - UK taxpayers gave £3 billion alone last year - yet
as our Business Correspondent Paul Mason reports tonight, the main beneficiaries
are the aid industry itself.
Some 50% of world aid money turns out
to be something known as "phantom" aid, a mixture of, among other
things, double accounting, debt relief and huge amounts spent on consultants
sent from donor nations.
World Cup Football
As I write this, the 2006 World Cup
football competition is drawing to a close.
Here in the UK, the football matches
have been televised on both the BBC and ITV. And astute viewers will surely have
noticed that no matter how boring and uninspiring some of the matches have been,
the football commentators whose voiceovers one hears as the matches are being
played have rarely had anything but praise for them - with those commentators on
ITV being particularly effusive and positive.
And why is this so? - one might ask.
Well, bearing in mind that ITV depends on
advertising revenue for its funding - whereas the BBC does not - perhaps the
commentary on ITV has much more to do with encouraging viewers to remain glued to their
TV sets and much less to do with providing an accurate description of what
appears to be happening on the football pitch.
They are everywhere!
are huge. They are powerful. And they are mostly serving themselves.
(Also see my piece The Governing Elite)