Sunday, 8 July 2012

Corrupt Capitalism ... Triumphs over Democracy

When potential collusion/corruption became apparent within the media, police and government ... MP's were quick (and right) to conclude that the only course of action possible was a public judicial inquiry (Leveson) - with an independent judge able to go wherever the evidence takes them.

However when it came to corruption/fraud within banks (and possible collusion with politicians/regulators), Cameron and Osborne fought tooth and nail to avoid an independent public judicial inquiry.

Osborne, like a typical 'out of touch' posh boy, ignored any discussion/debate and chose to immediately go on the offensive ... with disgraceful and unprecedented personal attacks (targeted at the shadow chancellor) ... and amazingly trying to claim that those demanding the forensic inquiry were the ones trying to cover things up! ... you couldn't make this stuff up (again)!

... and why did Cameron and Osborne pull rank, and 'whip' their MP's to vote how THEY wanted ... because THEY wanted to cover things up!!!

If a full judicial inquiry had been instigated then they would have found it very difficult to control (in terms of its scope and level of scrutiny) ... and they would have quickly seen a full/frank exposure of how private banks control politicians - e.g. through vested interests, lobbying and party funding (i.e. Conservative party funding).

A judicial inquiry would have also exposed/questioned the mass counterfeiting of money by private banks, which the Government still allows because of the 'illusion of growth' it creates (e.g. inflated asset prices, artificial 'house price booms' and money for speculation).

The printing of 'paper money' is limited to the 'Bank of England', but 'electronic money' is not ... and private banks 'create' electronic money by simply placing a number in a spreadsheet ... and then demanding 'interest' on it (real 'money for nothing')!

Private banks also channel the money (i.e. and hence the 'means of production') to wherever they want it to go ... thus bankers control the economy, and the areas within the economy allowed to grow (i.e. this is not carried out by representatives of the people, for the people)!

Manufacturing collapsed, with little/no interest paid by politicians, as those in control of money supply (i.e. the private banks!) chose to channel all the money into 'money for nothing' schemes instead e.g. fuelling asset prices and gambling on currencies/derivatives/financial 'products', instead of supporting the creation of real assets (e.g. new houses, new/real products we could sell/export)!

Banks poured money into these 'schemes' in pursuit of short term profit and 'greater returns' - with investment in real businesses sidelined and/or frowned upon (as these require time, effort and resources). 

With the apparent 'illusion of growth' the Government (and the Bank of England) were not only complicit, they were more than happy to help! ... e.g. by agreeing to remove house prices from the inflation figures (which would have otherwise kept house prices in check)!

Politicians are currently controlled by the banks (e.g. lobbying, threats to growth and/or moving abroad) and/or in the pockets of banks (party funding, ex bankers, future bankers ... just look at Tony Blair who is now getting $2m+/year from J P Morgan) ... 

... and politicians such as Cameron and Osborne are the worst kind ... as they are not only controlled by the banks ... they are also in the pockets of them too (nb they bankroll the Conservative Party, and Cameron's family wealth, and Eton education, were a direct result of banking too).

Labour would be quite rightly accused of being controlled/ manipulated by the banks, but they would not be accused of being in the pockets of them (except for Tony Blair). One cannot say the same for the corrupt Conservatives however, who refused to give the British people a proper inquiry (and justice) by minimising its scope, independence and level of scrutiny (n.b. they now control the scope, chairmanship, and membership of the committee of MP's who will investigate them)!

Cameron and Osborne will go down in history for their abject failure to protect the British economy against corrupt bankers, and when the next crash happens (which it undoubtedly will, as they have still done nothing to fix it!) they should be arrested, have any/all their assets confiscated ... and they should then be tried for treason!

An independent forensic investigation would have uncovered the scale of corruption involved ... and would have resulted in the 'control of money supply' being taken away from private banks and returned to representatives of the people ... it would have also re-enforced the need for a full separation of casino banking from retail banking (i.e. a "Glass-Steagall" type act, and not just 'ring-fencing') ... as earlier reports recommended (but were subsequently watered down/ignored, due to heavy pressure and lobbying by the banks)!

Corrupt capitalism has triumphed over Democracy ... and made a mockery of our 'democracy' once again!

"When a government is dependent upon bankers for money, they and not the leaders of the government control the situation, since the hand that gives is above the hand that takes... Money has no motherland; financiers are without patriotism and without decency; their sole object is gain."
Napoleon Bonaparte, 1815