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Note: this article will be continuously expanded and improved over the coming months.
It’s time to fight back. We cannot afford to be complicit slaves anymore. The world cannot afford it. Capitalism and corporatism, and the war machine that both upholds it and is supported by it, is breeding a disengaged, self-
We must never lose our hope and vision for a better world, and this article offers a few suggestions by which we can resist uninvited change. It’s an ongoing document, and suggestions for addition and improvement to the article are welcome. It doesn’t offer hope for, or collusion with, physical combative warfare, for that is a route fraught with immense peril that can only be seen as an avenue of last resort for self-
Power almost invariably corrupts. Just look around you at the governments of today, in any given week of global news, one after another embroiled in fratricide, genocide, money laundering and self-
In most parts of the world our democracies are mere illusions, designed to keep the masses complicit whilst the minority enrich themselves at the expense of everyone else. The old political systems don’t work anymore, because most of the electorate are, in effect, disenfranchised. It’s time for some serious mind-
Linked to the above, it has to be a good thing to take part in petitions about things you are passionate about, if your overall vision is for a fairer, more harmonious world. Public shaming can and does actually get results, even if ultimately the individuals or corporations involved only relent out of self-
Don’t be fooled by the lure of clever advertising or political lobbying. Anybody who is trying to ‘sell’ you something is almost invariably looking after their own interests first and foremost, and the hype of ‘new’, ‘better’ or ‘cheaper’ is merely an illusion to hook you in. Do you really want to deal with individuals or corporations that cheated the system – the system that the rest of us are expected to abide by – in order to improve their prospects and profits by, for example, not paying due taxes, or providing false information or data? – as, for example, in the recent vehicle emissions scandal. Do you really want to give them your business in preference to those who operate with one hand tied behind their back by pursuing more ethical agendas? Why even give such organisations or individuals – including political figures – a second chance once they’ve been caught red-
Become a more savvy consumer
Stop being a must-
Learn about the psychology used to cynically and subliminally manipulate you with the power of advertising, such as the old cinema flash images. You might think twice before participating in consumer surveys in the future, for many of them are merely trying to find better (viz. more profitable) ways to sell you ideas and products. Likewise, adverts cost money. The cost of adverts on television and in cinemas and magazines is ultimately passed on to you – so how much superior is the product really, and how much premium are you actually paying because you’ve been brainwashed into thinking it’s worth the extra cost?
On a related theme, commercial television and radio stations are run for profit – the clue is in the name! Therefore, all the information and music they feed you will have been carefully vetted in order to maximise their selling power. How can you trust such institutions as reliable sources of objective information? Commercial music stations are killing music – they have a playlist of a few score songs that are repeated endlessly throughout the days and weeks, all aimed at keeping you receptive to the advertising. In fact it’s easy to argue that commercial radio and television is largely about the advertising and that the programmes are just bait to get you to tune in. Meanwhile, the vast majority of real artists, especially those who are considered ‘left-
Buy One Get One Free (BOGOF). A genuine bargain perhaps – but only because the seller can’t shift the stock, wants to lure you to become a regular purchaser once the product returns to its inflated full price, or needs to make way for it to be replaced by something ‘new’. Nothing is free in the capitalist world-
‘New’, and ‘Better’. This wording on products is often a con-
Loyalty cards. Now why would a company want your loyalty? So that you continue to shop with them of course. But if they were the best and/or best value, you probably would anyway, depending on your parameters, and ultimately a company cares nothing about you other than how much they can profit from you – whether that be in hard cash or good publicity. Maybe the company should ‘buy’ your loyalty by excelling, but in effect, as with everything else in the capitalist model, nothing’s for free and you’re actually paying for your loyalty reward. Moreover, a penny or a cent back in every pound or dollar isn’t really much of a saving if the same product can be bought several pence or cents cheaper from the local independent store elsewhere in the neighbourhood. You might also want to think about the fact that you’re now a captive audience once you’ve handed over your contact details: in many cases they will more than recoup the ‘reward’ they’ve given you by incessantly posting you ‘special offers’ and thereby luring you with impulse buys.
Clickbait – the scourge of the internet. This is a new, cynical, and insidious way to get you to part with your cash, where websites parade sensationalist or tacky tabloid newsbytes – or a bit of naked flesh -
Manipulate them like they try to manipulate you. Fight back! Forget about brand loyalty. Shop where it’s cheap, and as soon as somebody else offers you it cheaper, go to them. Unless, of course, you have a specific interest in protecting a local trader from a larger monopoly: remember, the ultimate end-
Fight back against corrupt landlords – see this example.
Avoid credit. Credit is money that could be in your own pocket, but which you are lured into handing over to someone else for the privilege of buying something you can’t really afford. Why allow fat cats to get rich merely from the interest they earn on their capital, whilst you further enslave yourself into more toil? Money lenders are the piranhas of the capitalist system: avoid them or they will threaten to devour you.
You can help in a small way to redistribute wealth by buying from Third World countries rather than the capitalist fat-
Generally speaking, the capitalist machine isn’t interested in the world’s environmental balance because it affects their profit balance -
Alternative Economic Models
After the 2008 global economic crash, caused by capitalist greed, more and more people are looking at alternatives -
Take a look at this innovative African alternative to corporate banks
Be a Whistleblower
If you are in a position of power and/or trust, do you want to be complicit in the deception of the masses for the benefit of a corrupt few at the top of your organisation? Karma has its way of finding you, and at its heart is your own conscience. If you want to make a positive change towards a better world for all you should surely find a good investigative reporter and ‘spill the beans’: you can always do it anonymously if you feel that’s best.
Educate yourself, and then pass on the information to others. This partly involves re-
The History Of Struggle
In particular, learn about the history of struggle – for the elite that hold power almost never relinquish that power willingly, and most of what currently enfranchises ordinary citizens has been hard-
English Civil War
European colonial imperialism in Africa, India, Asia Australasia and the Americas and the exploitation of ‘first nation’ people such as the native Indians in North America, Peru etc.
The Jarrow March
The abolishment of slavery in UK and United States and elsewhere
Greenham Common CND Protests
False Flags and Misinformation
In the process of educating ourselves about the past, and so better arming ourselves for the future, modern generations have an enormously powerful tool – the World Wide Web. Unfortunately, the controlling factions realise that if the full power of knowledge and truth was unleashed their days would be numbered. Therefore, it’s common knowledge that the Web is now awash with misinformation deliberately planted by employed shills, in order to muddy the waters and render dangerous facts into, as much as possible, useless white noise. What is true, and what is false? It’s hard to be sure anymore -
Here are some examples worth researching that illustrate the lengths our so-
Let’s be realistic: if the authority of the ruling cabal faced serious immediate threat from insurrection, the switches would go off: no internet, no cellphones, and only carefully manipulated radio and television services to help herd the masses back in line using the time-
Build up a stockpile of non-
Build up a network of real friends, over and above internet social networking circles, who you can reach and co-
Learn basic first aid.
Learn some emergency survival techniques, such as the art of lighting fires, foraging, morse-
Learn the art of self-
Spiritual Growth and Free Thought
Organised religions are part of the ‘system’, and hence part of the problem. Throughout the centuries they have sought to manipulate and control, by fear and coercion, sanctifying mercenary thugs as kings and often aiding and abetting them in the theft of land and resources from the masses.
But that isn’t to say that spirituality is a false path, merely that the great global religions have twisted true spirituality to suit their own ends: they are, in the final analysis, just one more corporation. True spirituality is indeed probably the most important facet that separates mankind from the rest of the species on our planet. But it’s a personal journey: books and theologies are mere guides towards insights that you have to feel, not just read about. In the rush of modern life you need to somehow find time for quiet introspection, either at home or in the Great Outdoors. When you spend serious time doing this your perspectives might shift, and you might begin to see the folly of following a path of rampant materialism, consumerism, and egotism, and begin to have more empathy for people – and other living creatures – that you once thought of as enemies. You might find Buddhism a useful starting point: regardless of how it has been misrepresented and misused in modern idioms such as Myanmar, it’s a philosophy for life rather than an authoritarian religion, and encourages personal introspection, merely setting out pointers along the way. The elite don’t want people thinking outside the box like this, for it will render their social conditioning ineffective, and begin the end of control systems that have been more about repression than emancipation, enlightenment, and the maximisation of an individual’s life energies.
In earlier centuries scriptures and other writings were used to convey complex spiritual and political matters to the largely uneducated masses. Over-
Nowadays many more people around the planet are educated to a higher level than the ancients were, but still have too much reverence for the printed word, including so-
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If we are to turn back the seemingly relentless tide of control and manipulation perpetrated by the cabal we need to learn to think outside the box -