Big Fat Lie 1…. “the Trickle Down Effect” – what Neoliberalism actually produces is a Trickle up Effect. The rich have gotten richer and the poor have gotten poorer.
Big Fat Lie 2… “the Market will Provide” – You may as well make your choices by spinning a dice. The market generally only provides well for the rich who are buoyed up on the iniquitous structures of Neo-Liberal Capitalism (something not to be confused with an individual’s ability to trade – usury and government favouritism towards large amoral corporate entities has nothing to do with trade).
Big Fat Lie 3… “Socialism Originated with Karl Marx, Capitalism is the Traditional and Natural Western Economic System” – Both Socialism and Communism existed long before Marx and as ideas they were promoted by Christians beginning with Sir Thomas Moore (d. 1535) in his Utopia. Capitalism as we today know it today – a system infused with USURY is a very modern development.
Big Fat Lie 3…”there are 6666 verses in the Qur’an” – There are actually 6236.
Big Fat Lie 4… “the Winter of Discontent Discredited Old Labour” – All it did was demonstrate that “In Place of Strife” had been necessary and the failure to implement it cost Britain its Social Democracy. The Winter of Discontent actually brought to light the problem of foreign influence over British institutions, see below.
Big Fat Lie 5… “Old Labour was to blame for the Winter of Discontent” – Unreasonable union demands linked to a KGB plot against the successful British Social Democracy (which was preventing the growth of British Marxism and proving all too well that a civilized egalitarian society was not the domain of the Marxists) were to blame (Key British KGB defector Oleg Gordievsky revealed this).
Big Fat Lie 6… “Tony Blair and Blairism were responsible for the return of Labour to power” – The British public were sick of the sleazy Tories and were ready for practically anyone else. Tony Blair just happened to be in the right place at the right time. If John Smith had not unexpectedly died he would almost certainly have ended up Prime Minister. John Smith was nothing like Tony Blair and a sober John Smith government may have shown
Big Fat Lie 7… “Religion is the Cause of All Wars” – This is just a silly claim. Some wars have had religious causes, but nearly all wars have very worldly causes. The 20th century was the century of Atheism but it was a century in which mass warfare spanned the globe.
Big Fat Lie 8… “Monarchy is for the benefit of the Monarch” – Monarchy is an ancient system which has been supported by the mass of people not because of favouritism towards the Monarchy, but because it is simple and done properly it works.
Big Fat Lie 9… “Elected Presidents are superior to born Monarchs” – In fact the reverse is generally true. The lowliest and most immoral Machiavellian snakes are often the best at climbing the political ladder.
Big Fat Lie 10… “The invasion of Iraq was to protect the West from terrorists” – All the evidence points to the fact that it was all about oil and geopolitics. As is know quite clearly proven the invasion spawned a great deal of new terrorism and the birth of many terrorists.
Big Fat Lie 11… “Hamas are terrorists, but the IDF are not” – The IDF are highly successful terrorists who have slaughtered hundreds of thousands of Palestinian civilians – On the other hand if there were league tables for terrorism Hamas would be at the bottom of the little leagues.
Big Fat Lie 12… “British Conservative governments Spend Less” – From 1997-2010 Labour increased UK public debt by 407 billion – sounds bad until you discover that the current Tory government managed to increase public debt by the 407 billion in the first three years of their misrule!
Big Fat Lie 13… “Neo-Liberal Capitalist Consumerism is the most efficient Economic System” – In reality the system is very inefficient with huge amount of energy wasted upon moving products ridiculous distances, packaging them in ridiculous amounts of packaging and even engaging in immoral behaviours such as selling products with “inbuilt obsolescence”. Likewise the system tends to focus large amounts of energy on socially worthless but economically valuable production which serves rich beneficiaries of the system but harms many others.
Big Fat Lie 14… “A System built upon Competition naturally increases Choice” – In reality the opposite can also happen when every producer finds that they have to fit their products into standardized ranges – every seller tending to to ape their competitors – marketers being used to create the illusion of difference between many similar brands. Rather than local foods, local manufacturers and local tastes we are seeing the global imposition of an almost standardized set of unnatural products mainly produced by the big corporations and filled with various additives of dubious safety. To be fair whilst Capitalism has not increased choice for the great majority of the population, I have to admit that it has done for the small very rich minority who benefit from the system.
Big Fat Lie 15… “Modern Neo-Liberal Capitalism Supports Freedom and Individualism” – tell this to the third world workers who lost their farms through the corruption of their leaders and now have to work on cash crop plantations for the abusive multinationals, tell this to the majority of people who loose their freedom to become undervalued cogs in the Neo-Liberal Capitalist Machine be they workers in call centers, factories or those maintained in by the state unemployment as an ever present threat to those in work. Neo-Liberal Capitalism implemented in a society forces workers to sell their labour to the rich so that they can make profit from it – in Neo-Liberal Capitalist societies nearly everything is owned by the rich, there is no space for the average man to express his individuality or to choose to live in a way different from that ordained upon him by the system (work slavery). Modern Capitalism has in fact largely seen the destruction of small businesses and the growth of completely amoral mega-corporations. Never confuse Neo-Liberal Capitalism with Trade – they are two totally different things. Furthermore the Neo-Liberal Capitalist Corporate media gives the idea that it is “free” when it is a forum that constantly promotes the iniquitous status quo and attacks the alternatives. To be fair though, Neo-Liberal Capitalism does support the freedom and individualism of the tiny minority that owns nearly everything thanks to the system.
Big Fat Lie 16… “Public Debt is a Necessary Evil” – In reality there is no reason that a Sovereign State should own money to anyone. Governments do not have to borrow from private banks or to let privately owned central banks print their currency. A strong government national government is quite capable of escaping the banking cartels and the domination of the markets – they just don’t want to. What can be done? By prohibiting usury a government can destroy private banking and replace it with government supported mutual societies, By taking control of the currency and by establishing a strictly controlled repayment plan for past debt or simply defaulting (this option would not be advisable as it would be likely to lead to various forms of attack by third parties on behalf of the bankers – don’t doubt it) this criminal situation (in which everyone is born owing a debt contracted by others that will later be extracted from their taxes) can be escaped.
Big Fat Lie 17… “Countries Are Naturally Interdependent” – Countries like Britain can easily be independent of other countries. National “Self Sufficiency of Production” is a completely logical state of affairs for a fair sized and wealthy country. Whilst reliance upon foreign production is contrary to national sovereignty. What a free country needs – they should produce, otherwise it may one day be withheld from them by a foreign power. Only if a country cannot produce something should international trade become an issue. The reason that people are obsessed with international trade and the markets is because they have replaced logical control of production by actual control of production and have instead let the market control production (focusing upon economics rather than actual production is a bit like tossing a dice to make decisions). The market has no wisdom or morality. It is brutal and its efficiency is not efficiency in providing well being for the people.
“I think there’s just one kind of folks. Folks.” Harper Lee
“We are all in the same boat, in a stormy sea, and we owe each other a terrible loyalty.” GK Chesterton
“For years, I declined to fill in the form for my Senate press credential that asked me to state my ‘race,’ unless I was permitted to put ‘human.”
“People who think with their epidermis or their genitalia or their clan are the problem to begin with.” Christopher Hitchens
“Our true nationality is mankind.” HG Wells
“Racism is one of the severest diseases of human society in this age” Fethullah Gulen
“Racism springs from the lie that certain human beings are less than fully human. It’s a self-centered falsehood that corrupts our minds into believing we are right to treat others as we would not want to be treated.” Alveda King
“England and the English governing class never did call on this absurd deity of race until it seemed, for an instant, that they had no other god to call on… the truth of the whole matter is very simple. Nationality exists, and has nothing in the world to do with race. Nationality is a thing like a church or a secret society. It is the product of the human soul and will; it is a spiritual product.” GK Chesterton
“Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.” George Washington
“Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.” Arthur Schopenhauer
“Darwinism by itself did not produce the Holocaust, but without Darwinism….. neither Hitler nor his Nazi followers would have had the necessary scientific underpinnings to convince themselves and their collaborators that one of the worlds greatest atrocities was really morally praiseworthy.” Richard Weikart
“All humankind is from Adam and Eve! An Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab, nor does a non-Arab have superiority over an Arab. A white person has no superiority over a black one, nor does a black person have superiority over a white one – except through the means of piety and good deeds.” Prophet Muhammad (saws)
“Pit race against race, religion against religion, prejudice against prejudice. Divide and conquer! We must not let that happen here.” Eleanor Roosevelt
“I’m for the poor man — all poor men, black and white, they all gotta have a chance. They gotta have a home, a job, and a decent education for their children. ‘Every man a king’ — that’s my slogan.” Huey Long
“As a nation, we began by declaring that ‘all men are created equal.’ We now practically read it ‘all men are created equal, except Negroes.’ When the Know-Nothings get control, it will read ‘all men are created equal, except Negroes, and foreigners, and Catholics.’ Abraham Lincoln
“A mystic bond of brotherhood makes all men one.” Thomas Carlyle
“Bigotry is an incapacity to conceive seriously the alternative to a proposition.” GK Chesterton
“Marx said some very harmful things and some very good things. The good things had nearly all been said before by more ethical people than him, the harmful ones seem to have typically been his own inventions.” Anonymous
“The theory of Class War is as grotesque and false an explanation of the history of society as a history of marriage would be that was built up from the records of Divorce Courts, which carefully took note of all the unhappy marriages and denied the existence of the happy ones because they were not supported by the documentary evidence. There heresies of Marx stand on precisely such a footing. They are false, not because of what they say, but because of what they leave unsaid. Such theories gain credence to-day because capitalism has undermined all the great traditions of the past, and this emptied life of its contents.” Arthur J Penty
“If a man believes that society in the past was based upon class tyranny he will see everything in an inverted perspective, he will be predisposed to support all the forces of social disintegration which masquerade under the name of “progress” because he will view with suspicion all traditions which have survived from the past and have prejudice against all normal forms of social organisation.” Arthur J Penty
“Egalitarian meritocratic society – a very good idea… but anti-religious secular fundamentalism, class war and abolition of private property – a set of very, very bad ideas ideas – and most people who imagine themselves Marxists would really, at the end of the day, agree.” Unknown
“In a time in which Communist regimes have been rightfully discredited and yet alternatives to neoliberal capitalist societies are unwisely dismissed, I defend the fundamental claim of Marxist theory: there must be countervailing forces that defend people’s needs against the brutality of profit driven capitalism.” Cornell West
“Once abolish the God, and the government becomes the God.” GK Chesterton
“To wipe humanity’s slate clean and begin again – to abolish the past – has always been the greatest of temptations. Thus did Mephistopheles whisper to Faustus. Thus did republican virtue seduce Robespierre. Thus did dialectic corrupt Lenin and Stalin – and Trotsky, too… For what all the fine phrases came down to in the end were a windowless basement cell and a pair of bloodstained bootcaps. Or a to a hastily dug trench in a silent forest at dawn. Or to a nameless grave in the featureless tundra beyond the perimeter wire of the gulag. As that stubborn old social democrat Karl Kautsky warned Lenin at the very beginning of the Soviet Experiment: ends do not justify means – means become ends… And so, at least for me, it could only ever be the Labour Party. Better by far to accept responsibility for the tawdry misdemeanours of social democracy, than to spend the rest of my life excusing the huge historical crimes of Marxism-Leninism.” Chris Trotter
“The man who is not permitted to own is owned.” George Santayana
“(Marxism will) in a generation or so (go) into the limbo of most heresies, but meanwhile it will have poisoned the Russian Revolution.” GK Chesterton
“A pickpocket is obviously a champion of private enterprise. But it would perhaps be an exaggeration to say that a pickpocket is a champion of private property….The point about Communism is that it only reforms the pickpocket by forbidding pockets.” GK Chesterton
“It’s not that Marx didn’t have some very good ideas, its just that he also had some really bad ideas” Unknown Commenter
“Progress is Providence without God. That is, it is a theory that everything has always perpetually gone right by accident. It is a sort of atheistic optimism, based on an everlasting coincidence far more miraculous than a miracle.” GK Chesterton
“They refused to listen to Ruskin; they are having to listen to Marx. If Ruskin chastised them with whips, Marx chastises them with scorpions…Ruskin appealed to the compassion of the governing class; Marx realised that they hadn’t got any…” AJ Penty
““An interesting essay might be written on the possession of an atheistic literary style. There is such a thing. The mark of it is that wherever anything is named or described, such words are chosen as suggest that the thing has not got a soul in it. Thus they will not talk of love or passion, which imply a purpose and a desire. They talk of the “relations” of the sexes, as if they were simply related to each other in a certain way, like a chair and a table. Thus they will not talk of the waging of war (which implies a will), but of the outbreak of war – as if it were a sort of boil. Thus they will not talk of masters paying more or less wages, which faintly suggests some moral responsibility in the masters: they will talk of the rise and fall of wages, as if the thing were automatic, like the tides of the sea. Thus they will not call progress an attempt to improve, but a tendency to improve. And thus, above all, they will not call the sympathy between oppressed nations sympathy; they will call it solidarity. For that suggests brick and coke, and clay and mud, and all the things they are fond of.” GK Chesterton
“There is no bigot like the atheist.” GK Chesterton
“Bolshevism was socialism in arms. Socialism stripped of its warmth and its joy, and its boundless, reckless optimism.” Chris Trotter
“A queer and almost mad notion seems to have got into the modern head that, if you mix up everybody and everything more or less anyhow, the mixture may be called unity, and the unity may be called peace. It is supposed that, if you break down all doors and walls so that there is no domesticity, there will then be nothing but friendship. Surely somebody must have noticed by this time that the men living in a hotel quarrel at least as often as the men living in a street.” GK Chesterton
“A strange fanaticism fills our time: the fanatical hatred of morality..” GK Chesterton
“After Napoleon’s 1815 defeat at Waterloo, Europeans had created nation-states in the image and likeness of Napoleon. The new states became the foci of popular affection, even worship. All organized themselves as Napoleon had France, and as Hegel had prescribed, with every house numbered so that bureaucratic government could pass its science to and collect sustenance from each. The states became the purveyors of education and sources of authority. … All partook of Charles Darwin’s ideology that life is an evolutionary struggle in which the fittest survive.” Angelo M. Codevilla
“There cannot be a nation of millionaires, and there never has been a nation of Utopian comrades; but there have been any number of nations of tolerably contented peasants.” GK Chesterton
“The man who is not permitted to own is owned.” George Santayana
“Statist societies make the state an idol to be worshiped and turn the dictates of the state into the accepted view of right and wrong…and what lowly idols the politicians have made for us” Anonymous
“Fifty-one percent of a nation can establish a totalitarian regime, suppress minorities and still remain democratic.” Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn
“a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth. This very kindness stings with intolerable insult. To be “cured” against one’s will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level of those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals.” CS Lewis
“Cooperatives, guilds, monasteries and friendly societies and a whole host of human structures offer civilized methods of shared ownership that avoid the economic abuses associated with Capitalism and the bureaucratic abuses associated with Statist Collectivist Socialism.” Unknown
“All laws which can be violated without doing any one any injury are laughed at. Nay, so far are they from doing anything to control the desires and passions of men that, on the contrary, they direct and incite men’s thoughts the more toward those very objects, for we always strive toward what is forbidden and desire the things we are not allowed to have. And men of leisure are never deficient in the ingenuity needed to enable them to outwit laws framed to regulate things which cannot be entirely forbidden… He who tries to determine everything by law will foment crime rather than lessen it.” Baruch Spinoza
“Don’t give over all of your critical faculties to people in power, no matter how admirable those people may appear to be. Beneath the hero’s facade you will find a human being who makes human mistakes. Enormous problems arise when human mistakes are made on the grand scale available to a superhero. And sometimes you run into another problem. It is demonstrable that power structures tend to attract people who want power for the sake of power and that a significant proportion of such people are imbalanced — in a word, insane.” Frank Herbert
“After Napoleon’s 1815 defeat at Waterloo, Europeans had created nation-states in the image and likeness of Napoleon. The new states became the foci of popular affection, even worship. All organized themselves as Napoleon had France, and as Hegel had prescribed, with every house numbered so that bureaucratic government could pass its science to and collect sustenance from each. The states became the purveyors of education and sources of authority. They fostered the myth that people within their borders formed distinct races with different geniuses and destinies. All partook of Charles Darwin’s ideology that life is an evolutionary struggle in which the fittest survive.” Angelo M. Codevilla
“A government is a compulsory territorial monopolist of ultimate decision-making (jurisdiction) and, implied in this, a compulsory territorial monopolist of taxation. That is, a government is the ultimate arbiter, for the inhabitants of a given territory, regarding what is just and what is not, and it can determine unilaterally, i.e., without requiring the consent of those seeking justice or arbitration, the price that justice-seekers must pay to the government for providing this service.” Hans-Hermann Hoppe
“The position we have now reached is this: starting from the State, we try to remedy the failures of all the families, all the nurseries, all the schools, all the workshops, all the secondary institutions that once had some authority of their own. Everything is ultimately brought into the Law Courts. We are trying to stop the leak at the other end.”
“No, the state is anything but the result of a contract! No one with even just an ounce of common sense would agree to such a contract. I have a lot of contracts in my files, but nowhere is there one like this. The state is the result of aggressive force and subjugation. It has evolved without contractual foundation, just like a gang of protection racketeers. And concerning the struggle of all against all: that is a myth.” Hans-Hermann Hoppe
Go back in time and you will see through history the English saw income tax during peacetime as synonymous with tyranny. Tax Imports (Stuff Free Trade, Buy British), Tax the Filthy Rich, Tax the Polluters, Tax Noisy Businesses, Tax Degenerate Record Companies (who corrupt the youth), Tax the Pornographers, Tax Alcohol, Tax Tobacco, Tax Amoral Capitalist Corporations (and leave small businesses and cooperatives alone as they are beneficial),Tax the Manufacturers of Harmful Products…!!! AND LEAVE THE POCKETS OF NORMAL PEOPLE ALONE !!! The only tax that the average man should be paying is National Insurance and that’s not a tax at all. Anonymous
Stuff Income Taxes levied from individuals which are used to do all sorts of things that shouldn’t be done, which are supposed to pay for good things, but which service the RIDICULOUS NATIONAL DEBT. Anonymous
Nowadays people even want the Monarch to pay tax, when the Monarch is the figurehead of the nation and their wealth and grandeur reflect how much respect we have for ourselves. The government of a monarch taxing the Monarch is bizarre. If you class it is as subjects taxing the Monarch this undermines the system. If you class it as the Monarch taxing itself this is just silly. Anonymous
Governments need income but there are so many alternative to harassing normal people with complicated taxes which will then mostly be spent on dubious things, such as our BIG FAT BUREAUCRACY which is the result of the ridiculous plethora of laws and regulations that assails the people of Britain. Anonymous
By a continuing process of inflation, government can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens. John Maynard Keynes (explaining how inflation is a secret tax)
“A citizen can hardly distinguish between a tax and a fine, except that the fine is generally much lighter.” GK Chesterton
…(the) difference between death and taxes is that death doesn’t get worse every time the legislature meets. Robert Quillen
People who complain about taxes can be divided into two classes: men and women! Unknown