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Are We Sleepwalking Into The Next Election? (Part 2 of 6) Democracy Surveillance and the Internet

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In this new millennium 21st century Society is saddled with systems way past their sell by date.

. . . A 15th century democratic system, complete with glass ceiling

. . . An 11th century monetary system that increasingly holds the world to ransom

. . . A 2000 year old surveillance system being replaced by modern technology

Voting with what we now have will never solve the problems we now face

 In this series of 6 posts I will offer a view on why I think we might be sleepwalking into Election 2015

 Part 2 – Democracy Surveillance and the Internet

In part 1 of this series I argued that the UK Parliament is no longer fit for purpose. Of greatest concern to me is that they have allowed, and been a party to, the sudden erosion of democracy that has occurred since the financial collapse of 2007/8, in tandem with other governments around this planet. The more I read and understand about the events following this irresponsible financial disaster, it becomes clear that rather than doing the honourable thing in bailing out the banks to safeguard the world economy, we have been manipulated into a power play for global domination by dramatically increasing poverty.

People were not consulted about this vast transfer of financial resource from the many to the few because it was meant to demonstrate that democracy, as we have known it, no longer has any teeth. In just a few short years large corporations have turned themselves into global entities that wield more power than many governments, and are not accountable to the electorate within this new ‘democracy’.

In this new order, profit not social infrastructure rules, accountable only to the bottom line and not the people who contribute to that profit. As these monoliths cruise the world seeking out the cheapest labour and resources, people have become trapped in a regime of repressed wages and social standards that are taking us back to the Victorian era.

They are also forced to pay for the social infrastructure of transport, healthcare, refuse disposal, benefits etc. essential to the smooth running of businesses that abuse them, as those same corporations evade this responsibility by relocating their offices to tax havens around the world.

All of this is supported by Governments, desperate to hang on to power, who have been seduced into taking on mind-numbing levels of debt which can never be repaid, turning themselves into ‘corporate servants’ in the process. Remember, they are now obligated to selling off our public services at discounted prices as a condition of the loans and debt they have taken on! Continue reading