Big Society. We have heard this phrase day in, day out for about 2 years now from Cameron and his cohorts, few know what it means, even fewer understand how it works. Would you like to see exactly how the ‘Big Society’ works in practice.
First, let me set the scene. The Big Society is made up not of people like you and I, but of carefully selected and trained ‘civil society leaders’ who work with one aim, ever closer union.
These people are not elected, but selected, by organisations such as Common Purpose and Trades Unions, and trained to ‘lead beyond authority’ to fill the non existent civil society gap between elected local councillors and national government.
This is the post democratic age in action, and the EU is proud of it. Proud enough to launch a propaganda video extolling the virtues of these unelected persons who make policy opinions which are then turned into regulations by the unelected EU Commission. These are the people who are the European Economic & Social Committee.
A day in the life of an EESC Member.
Do watch it, (The primary school indoctrination particularly made my piss boil) and whilst you are doing that understand that none of these people are elected, they are totally unaccountable, carry no responsibility to any elected officials or the public, yet they get to spend vast sums of your taxes in salaries and expenses jetting off around the EU and beyond making regulatory social and economic policy that you and I have to live by, and pay for. 120,000 EU regulations so far and still counting.
This is the ‘Big Society’ at the EU level, now Cameron wants to bring the same at the local level. Unelected, unaccountable, implementing EU economic and social policy at local level.
The Big Society will have nothing to do with volunteering to do the things that people want to do, its about being forced to do what the state wants you to do by people the state approves. You just pay and conform.
I am old enough to remember the soviet union, its politics and its structures. Planned economies and social structure, local, regional, state and empire, and this is history repeating itself in every detail save the bloody revolution.
This is not Democracy, and Cameron is overseeing the destruction of the last vestiges of what little democracy remains. The Big Society is a post democratic society, its communism with a friendly face, a totalitarian state where everything you do, touch, buy or imbibe is covered by a plethora of laws, rules or regulations. Totally.
Think I should ask the question again? Oh ok then.
Is the UK/EU totalitarian?: If you don’t believe that Britain is governed totally by political rules, regulations, orders and diktats, please name me 6 everyday activities, yes, just six, that you undertake that does not require a. permission, b. licence, c. regulated action, d. regulated packaging, materials, ingredients, tools etc.
i.e. 6 activities that never touch the state or a regulator.
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You are right that there is a resemblance to the communist society of the old Soviet Union in this. The resemblance is perhaps closer to the principles and practice of fascism which retained more of the outward appearances of the pre-existing “bourgeois” order than communism. A few years back I wrote a piece on the phenomenon in France and Belgium.
“Fascist” is so overused as a mere term of abuse that few people bother to look at what its ideology and structure really were. It is a product of the Left and one of communism’s greatest propaganda successes was to convince people that it was (and is) “right wing”. Essentially they are two related ideologies in vicious competition for the same constituency of opinion which believes that the Great State (or “Big Society”) can and should replace freedom and traditional morality – in pursuit of a never-arriving better future.
“‘The Big Society’ is the same as the American President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s ‘Great Society’ of the 1960s. What they are talking about is design engineering of the social systems of your society. The role of Common Purpose is to inform and train you in the ‘new systems’ while making you believe that the changes they are implementing are local ideas. Nothing could be further from the truth. The systems they are implementing were designed at the global level and they are being implemented in all localities in most countries.”
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It makes the hair on my neck and arms stand on end. They’re like aliens infiltrating us. I’ve been watching it progress over the last 3 years.
It’s like a car crash in slow motion.
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“From the moment the organizer enters a community he lives, dreams… only one thing and that is to build the mass power base of what he calls the army. Until he has developed that mass power base, he confronts no major issues…. Until he has those means and power instruments, his ‘tactics’ are very different from power tactics. Therefore, every move revolves around one central point: how many recruits will this bring into the organization, whether by means of local organizations, churches, service groups, labor Unions, corner gangs, or as individuals.”
“Change comes from power, and power comes from organization.” p.113
“The first step in community organization is community disorganization. The disruption of the present organization is the first step toward community organization. Present arrangements must be disorganized if they are to be displace by new patterns…. All change means disorganization of the old and organization of the new.” p.116
His creed was set out in Rules for Radicals, which he dedicated to Lucifer, whom he called the “first radical”. For Alinsky, “change” was his mantra. Sound familiar? It was the slogan repeated incessantly by both Cameron and Obama. But what Alinsky meant was a Marxist revolution achieved by slow, incremental, Machiavellian means.
This had to be done through systematic deception, winning the trust of the naively idealistic middle-class by using the language of morality to conceal an agenda designed to destroy it. And the way to do this, he said, was through “people’s organisations” set up by community organisers.
The strategy of forcing political change through orchestrated crisis. The “Cloward-Piven Strategy” seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse.