A future fair for all – or is it..

As we look at the first 10 years of the 21st century, the world is moving and changing at an alarming rate, and most of it is driven by information technology. This technology like all societal change inventions can be a force for both good and evil, to assist or hinder.

For a long time now I have been looking for the reasoning therefore, the modus, for the rush and plunge into technology driven authoritarian government that has certainly been accelerating and developing over the past 10 years (much slower before that but still in same direction).

Authoritarian government has spread like a cancer and infested the UK, the EU, the US, Japan, Australia, NZ, Canada, in fact the whole western world and is now sucking in much of the 3rd world and former communist states. It has been promulgated and promoted by vested interests in the OECD, WHO, UN, IMF the World Bank and other ‘global’ regulators, with yet more planned. Authoritarianism is on the rise.

In a collaborative form, these institutions, organisations and governments have, over a very short period of time, stolen your investments, savings and identities, created a global recession that has taken your jobs, your hope and in some cases your nations by the export of western values. Destruction of your abilities to maintain, serve and protect you & yours appears to be the objective in order to maintain influence and control.

We see it every day on our TV’s and in the Press, we see it shoved down our throats by our politicians who wrap up their policies in fog and call for yet more global regulation, regional regulation and localisms (by the unelected, selected community spokespersons).

In his article called The Future’s Free or Very Very Bleak, Jock Coats has, for me at least, managed to put this into a form of words that I think just about everyone can visualise, opening your mind and thoughts to the possibilities that could be presented to all of us by this technology yet it also makes very real sense of the draconian laws and regulation that have been heaped upon us instead, along with the unprecedented level of taxation taken to pay for it.

We can either sleepwalk into a totalitarianism of governments and corporations who want to stop this progress in their own interests or we can help it along by showing people that a free world need not be a chaotic and dangerous place.

Jock is Libertarian by nature, however his words transcend all non leftist parties, but I commend his article as reading for all.

This is your freedom, my freedom, and our future. It is a future free from those vested interests that we either fight for, or lose for a very long time to authoritarians and corporatism. The days of a world exhausted by ‘the never ending war’ and devoid of free thought, expression and action as depicted in 1984 and Soylent Green cannot be that far away if we do not confront this now with everything we have left.

And no, not one of the 3 political parties participating in the leaders debate, nor their supporting media, big business, unions and banks, will save us. This is something we have to undertake ourselves, this gives us all every possible reason to vote for smaller parties and independents and reject totally the uniform communitarian proposals put to us by the Lib/Lab/Con, because the status quo will ensure that the future is not ‘fair for all’, it will be ‘free and fair for none’.

Put simply, Power, once gained, is rarely relinquished freely, especially when that shift of power is not directly to the benefit of those who currently it, consequently it must be prised from them.

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About IanPJ

Ian Parker-Joseph, former Leader of the Libertarian Party UK, who currently heads PDPS Internet Hosting and the Personal Deed Poll Services company, has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, providing Business Consulting, Programme and Project Management, specialising in the recovery of Projects that have failed in a process driven world. Ian’s experience is not limited to the UK, and he has successfully delivered projects in the Middle East, Africa, US, Russia, Poland, France and Germany. Working within different cultures, Ian has occupied high profile roles within multi-nationals such as Nortel and Cable & Wireless. These experiences have given Ian an excellent insight into world events, and the way that they can shape our own national future. His extensive overseas experiences have made him all too aware of how the UK interacts with its near neighbours, its place in the Commonwealth, and how our nation fits into the wider world. He is determined to rebuild many of the friendships and commercial relationships with other nations that have been sadly neglected over the years, and would like to see greater energy and food security in these countries, for the benefit of all. Ian is a vocal advocate of small government, individual freedom, low taxation and a minimum of regulation. Ian believes deeply and passionately in freedom and independence in all areas of life, and is now bringing his professional experiences to bear in the world of politics.
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5 Responses to A future fair for all – or is it..

  1. Jock Coats says:

    Thanks for the link Ian. I’ve actually been writing fairly similar things off and on for a while – not all of which I necessarily feel so strongly about now but make similar points.

  2. FaustiesBlog says:

    Great article, Ian.

    Jock Coats (whose blog doesn’t allow comments, unfortunately), says:

    We don’t even really need money – everything on eBay could be priced in Paypal Pounds for example and we could trade away without having to convert back into real ‘currency’

    Treasuries around the world will never allow that to happen – they can’t tax those transactions … or can they? Notice that you can now be fined $1,000 for bartering in the US, or for purchasing/selling at car boot sales. That’s how much they want our money. Taxation is a tyranny and while we have it, and allow the tax take to increase, we can expect draconian measures to increase.

  3. Jock Coats says:

    Apologies – I have a little utility that turns them off after a set time (3 months I think) to try and prevent spam and I should have realised and turned them back on – which I have now in case anyone else wants to comment.

    I’d be interested to know how they can spot bartering and such like. I’m absolutely sure you are right that they would not allow the sort of thing I was suggesting, but in a sense they’ve “got to find us first”. David Friedman for example in his book “Future Imperfect” suggests that we aren’t terribly far from having fully anonymised e-cash technology.

    There are possibilities for using third (or even fourth or fifth or who knows…) parties in other countries to carry out transactions. Imagine that, if half of the African continent’s real way out of poverty was through providing financial evasion services for those of us with more technically astute governments!

  4. jameshigham says:

    We can either sleepwalk into a totalitarianism of governments and corporations…

    That we are doing.

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