Sunday, 30 September 2012

The Crossroads of History: Arbeit Macht Frei

The Crossroads of History: Arbeit Macht Frei

For many the expression Arbeit Macht Frei (Work sets you free) is a reminder of the years of the Dritte Reich with all the usual connotations but increasingly Arbeit Macht Frei is also a reminder of the ways world economies have been developed.

We have been told that speculation is a way of creating wealth only to be confronted with one of the worst financial crisis in human history. In the past, financial crisis led to war and the present crisis shouldn’t be any different.

Hard working people are being told that they must finance, pay for, the ruinous ways of others. While the ones who created the crisis continue to enjoy undeserved wealth and prosperity, millions of people of today are suffering and the lives of those who have not even been born are being destroyed to pay for corruption.

When the Western mass media celebrated the Arab Spring revolutions, I said ‘wait for the Western Spring revolutions and you might have little to celebrate’. Reading a local newspaper, I saw a headline saying ‘politics is much more popular than ever before but political parties are in decline’. If you think carefully about the headline you will immediately see where we are heading. When peaceful ways are exhausted as means to solve the problems we are confronting, other ways will soon follow. This is not a threat. This is merely a reflection based on historical facts. The American Revolution of 1776, the French Revolution of 1789, the Russian Revolution of 1917, the rise of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party (NSDAP), including the dramatic fall of the Ceaucescu’s regime in Romania, are all direct consequences of social, political and economic realities that could not be channelled via peaceful means.

The British people have consistently, persistently, been denied the right to have a say in their own affairs and sooner than later, as a mass reaction or as the reaction of a few illustrated individuals, there are going to be catastrophic events.

Listening to the news, you clearly see how unrealistic and how much devoid of real understanding, so-called mainstream political parties are and how they continue using the same propagandistic and demagogic announcements to try and get people to support them. Tony Blair promised 30,000 new homes every year, only to be surpassed by Boris Johnson who promised 50,000 thousand new homes. Now, Ed Milliband and Ed Balls could even promise one million new homes instead of one hundred thousand. Why not 30 billion new homes? After all thirty billion would be more impressive. They use meaningless announcements and they have the audacity of asking for trust.

When you look at the figures, the figures tell you than 80 per cent of all new jobs created in more than a decade were given to foreigners brought in via flood immigration and homes are needed to continue and to intensify the process of colonisation of the British Isles. Places like Barking and Dagenham are being flooded and the same is happening to communities across the United Kingdom with cities that can no longer be seen as British. The seeds of violent and bloody conflicts of the future are being planted today.

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