It's not left versus right, it's 99% versus 1%
We can only heal our divisions through democratisation of society
If you speak to someone with different political opinions long enough, and resist the urge to yell at them (it can be hard, I know), you invariably find the same thing: you are actually mad at the same people.
Different political factions have different words for those people: capitalists, communists, globalists, the elite, the 1%, corporations, evil bloodsucking parasites, reptilians wearing human costumes who need to go back to their home world, but the factions are mad at the same elite.
Labels cause us to talk past each other and trick us into fighting each other, instead of fighting them.
The establishment spoon-feeds us issues to squabble over, then sits back as we do their bidding under the delusion we are anti-establishment. Sometimes they let one side have a small victory, sometimes the other, but we never move forward. Not really. We are kept in a perpetual battle that will never threaten corporate interests - and that is by design.
It’s important to understand corporations are just as comfortable being considered “woke” as “anti-woke”, just as comfortable being called “left wing” as “right wing”. They don’t give a shit about those labels, just their public image and their bottom line.
Corporations will do or say whatever they think will maximise profit. If it’s better for business to wave a rainbow flag, that is what they will do. If it’s better to declare themselves anti-woke, they will have no problem flip-flopping. Politicians are the same. Just look at the Labour Party who until recently were saying “transwomen are women” and suddenly they’re like, um, it’s complicated.
This is why it’s dumb treating politicians as your heroes. Most will use the issues you care about to further their own interests and throw you under a bus the moment you are not useful. These people are not acting on principle, they are cynical, but they are hoping you don’t notice so they encourage you to fight strangers online.
Up until now the consequences for democracy haven’t been too extreme, but we live in a changing world. The dollar is not going to be the world’s reserve currency for much longer. The trillions of dollars America has printed have created a time bomb not just for the US but its allies. The US will struggle with its enormous debts. The prosperity of the past one hundred years will become a memory. Huge economic problems lie ahead.
The elite are fully aware of course and this is why they’ve been manoeuvring. They’ve been looking at every way they can cling onto their wealth and power.
This is why they are weaponising inflation. It’s why it’s all but impossible for young people to get on the housing ladder. It’s why corporations are buying up housing stock. It’s why they’re keen to usher in digital currencies. They need control of our assets and our currency and they are openly talking about how to coerce us. They are taking us back to rentier feudalism and creating a permanent class divide.
Not only is the working class in their sights but the middle class too. Historically, they’ve needed the middle class to keep them in power, but with the extra control digital currencies offer, this will no longer be the case. The middle class are about to find themselves surplus to requirements, so they better start understanding our fight is their fight.
The elite are in panic mode and their strategy over the coming decade is to transfer as much wealth as possible from workers to themselves, the non-workers. It’s essential we start grasping how significant this is.
You must surely be aware on some level this is already happening. So many major policies in recent decades have involved transferring wealth upwards: the introduction of tuition fees, the privatisation of public services, the constant corporate bailouts, the tax breaks for the rich, etc.
We are witnessing the greatest upward transfer of wealth in human history and we must ask how much longer we are prepared to tolerate this.
Just imagine what sociopaths who own politicians would do with a digital currency and a digital ID that can track everything you do, everywhere you go, and everything you buy.
“Any package, pallet or container can now be equipped with a sensor, transmitter or radio frequency identification (RFID) tag that allows a company to track where it is as it moves through the supply chain—how it is performing, how it is being used, and so on.”
“In the near future, similar monitoring systems will also be applied to the movement and tracking of people.” The Fourth Industrial Revolution, Klaus Schwab
Sweden is already injecting microchips into people and while this system might be voluntary and involve only a few thousand individuals, it could lead somewhere terrifying. Worryingly, Klaus Schwab talks about how microchips will eventually go into people’s brains and let our minds interface with the digital world. No thanks.
The ruling class have always obsessed with wealth and power, and kept us focused elsewhere while they’ve plotted against us. Today, our online conversations get manipulated so we argue over TV ads and children’s movies. We waste so much time and energy channeling the anger caused by our unfair system at other victims of the system.
All of us get sucked into this crap. I know I certainly do. Sometimes it’s hard to resist, not least because there will always be issues that matter to us and often for very good reasons.
I’m not saying you shouldn’t care about those issues because I certainly do. Just keep your eye on the big picture because although we will always have disagreements, we can’t change the status quo unless we stand together against the 1%.
We need to ensure we’re not falling for their slight of hand: they will tell us a measure is necessary for national security or public safety or the good of the economy. They will exploit a crisis and denounce anyone who stands up to them.
If you find yourself falling for their BS, ask yourself when have these people been on your side. When have they made a material difference to your life? If the answer is never, if they’ve always lied and manipulated, why would they be acting differently when they are incentivised more than ever to lie and manipulate?
We can never fix society with an elite that is almost entirely unaccountable running our lives. Here is where the left, right, and centre, and even the non-political can come together: most of us agree society is not as democratic as it should be.
It does not have to be this way. We can push for the full democratisation of society. We can make it clear we won’t tolerate anything less. There are many ways this can be done, but among the options are:
Getting big money out of politics; democratising the media and workplaces; introducing regional autonomy; introducing a bill of rights for the digital age, guaranteeing online privacy; banning government interference in the online conversation through algorithm manipulation, bot farms and other methods; introducing proportional representation; recalling politicians who ignore their mandate or act without a mandate; making it mandatory for political parties to have open selections (primaries); demanding referendums on significant changes to our lives like digital currencies and IDs so governments can’t sneak them in through the back door.
There are a ton of other ideas we could come up with, but you get the gist. The establishment keep stating that we have “too much democracy” (a terrifying phrase) when in actual fact we have too little.
The democratisation of society is surely an idea that will resonate at a time when so many are feeling alienated by politicians and manipulated by the media. It’s one issue that people of all political persuasions need to come together on.
Democratisation is the only way we can heal the divisions in our society because most hatred comes from anger and frustration at not being heard. Sure, some people channel that anger in the wrong way, but in a society where all voices are heard, much of that anger will dissipate, and we will stop seeing each other as left or right wing, or this or that label, but as human beings.
Too much of our division is manufactured from above and fuelled by alienation. The people aren’t the problem, the rulers are. It’s time we removed those rulers from power and created a system of accountability.
It’s time we demanded true democratisation.