Elaine Meinel Supkis
Prison Planet reports Big Brother is a Big Bother in England. Also, UNICEF lists the USA and UK as the two worst 'First World' nations when it comes to caring for children. Our joint empires have a long history of not sharing the wealth.
Paul Joseph Watson
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Tony Blair's toll road surveillance and taxation grid is to be enforced by a new cadre of jackbooted inspectors who will be given powers to stop and search vehicles where owners are suspected to have removed their tracking tags. Arguing with the officials will be punishable by a 6 month prison sentence, according to a leaked government memo.
The British government's mandate for local authorities to institute pilot schemes for a tax by the mile system by 2009, a highly unpopular measure which was recently opposed by over a million signatories to an online Downing Street petition, includes several elements that have been hidden from the population all along. These include; (Long list of provisions that were secret and are infuriating for the Queen's subjects)
The Germans invented the freeway system called the Autobahn. Correction: HITLER instituted this system instead of toll roads. Like most German socialistic systems, the Autobahn was built for military purposes. Bismark launched successful social welfare programs and free education from Kindergarten up to University levels so he could have strong, healthy, smart soldiers who didn't fear death because it might deprive their families.
The German military system was superb and it rested upon a sophisticated socialistic base. The problem with Germany was political: they were diplomatic dopes and violent ones, at that.
The American freeway system is called collectively, the Eisenhower system and it, too, is military. Spoiled by this copycat of Hitler's socialistic systems, the USA drivers have been lulled into thinking we will always have this. As many radical bloggers keep pointing out, our highways are increasingly not free at all and are being sold to foreigners and China wants us to build a huge super-highway from a port in Mexico to Canada and make is totally a toll road and so it goes: we are reverting to pre-Bismarkian economical/social systems that are remarkably like England before WWI.
And England back then was not a very nice place if one wasn't rich.
BBC: The UK has been accused of failing its children, as it comes bottom of a league table for child well-being across 21 industrialised countries.
Unicef looked at 40 indicators from the years 2000-2003 including poverty, family relationships, and health.
One of the report's authors told the BBC that under-investment and a "dog-eat-dog" society were to blame for Britain's poor performance.
Both Britain and the USA allow a lot of immigration. The rulers of both nations don't care if hordes of poor people die. 'There is more where they came from,' is the attitude. This was true in Victorian times when 'free trade' and the breaking of unions and diluting native populations with huge immigrations/out-migrations kept populations atomized as individuals.
In slums, many ethnic and religious groups rebuilt their lost cultures and struggled to merge with the two empires while retaining their identities. One or two would rise to wealth and power and some started charities to improve the condition of the poor. This is survival mode: if the poor are sick, they cause plagues and panics. If they are too angry, they can suddenly overturn the government and kill all the nobles! Even sickly and disconnected from any power system, they could suddenly erupt into revolution or riot.
So integrating them into the government's system of controls is most important. The German method was for everyone to be regimented in some fashion through universal service and free education with the carrot being social security. The English/American system was for hiring of mercenaries and the 'dog eat dog' Darwinian struggle for dominance.
To fight the Germans in WWI and WWII, America and Britain had to emulate the Prussian reforms. But this was temporary: much of that philosophy has been ditched and the evil dog-eat-dog system has been re-established which is why we see mercenaries and expensive budgets devoted nearly entirely to imperial rule in distant lands even as the children die at home and family life disintegrates.
Many writers and commentators were both fascinated and appalled by the ‘London crowd’, including Frederick Engels, who was a great observer of imperial London. He was shocked by the levels of poverty and describes ‘sickly’ and ‘half-starved children’, living in an ‘immense tangle of streets’ and ‘nameless misery’. He noted that even among the better off, ‘the brutal indifference, the unfeeling isolation of each . . . is nowhere so shamelessly bare-faced . . . as just here in the crowding of the great city…’ And, with a premonition of future road and tube journeys: ‘each keeps to his own side of the pavement, so as not to delay the opposing streams of the crowd, while it occurs to no man to honour another with so much as a glance.’ 
The USA and UK are facing a future where they know they must eliminate the pathetic few services to their own people and they are preparing us for the plunge into poverty: the empire will, like it did in the previous century, still stand but the natives at home must starve or die or be killed for it because it is not for them, it is for only the elites. And seriously, they hate most of the natives at home.
This is why the USA blandly votes each six months for an extra $100 billion to 'rebuild and secure' a distant land filled with people who hate our empire and hate us and want desperately to destroy us, while at the same time saying, 'There is no money for healthcare for the many millions of uninsured children!'
Clipping our ability to travel freely, seeking hidden taxes like with the various travel scheme permits, the ruling elites are restricting our freedoms and trying to prevent demonstrations and riots. The recent rash of letter bombs in England were probably triggered by anti-Big Brother motorists attacking the authorities.
England's lower classes are restive and difficult, usually self-destructive which is why cameras are now everywhere, yelling at people, spying on them, etc. The need to keep an eye on the despised lower classes is finally causing these same peons to become angry at last. One wonders if they will finally react in the classic fashion which is to rush upon the rich and rip them to shreds.
In 1916 Tolkien was sent to France, where he and his fellow soldiers faced the terrifying new mechanisms of modern warfare—machine guns, tanks, and poison gas—fighting in some of the bloodiest battles known to human history. Tolkien fought in the Battle of the Somme, a vicious engagement in which over a million people were either killed or wounded.
In the trenches of World War I, Tolkien began recording the horrors of war that would later surface in The Lord of the Rings. Later that year he caught trench fever, an illness carried by lice, and was sent back to England. During his convalescence, he began writing down the stories and mythology of Middle-earth, which would form the basis for The Silmarillion.
Tolkien was a royalist and a conservative. He wanted pre-imperial, pre-industrial England. He wanted be live like his creations, the Hobbits. Here is an excerpt from one of the last chapters in his great saga, 'The Scouring of the Shire.'
Like that other famous British writer, Orwell, in his own '1984' both men worried that Britain would be a land of sneaks and eavesdroppers, pushy police and relentless interrogators torturing people for daring to complain or break many rules.
This dual dysopian machine is not impressing the rest of the world: far from being beacons to freedom and happiness, both are seen as menacing to the outside world as well as increasingly, at home. Half of the population wants more controls, more spies, more lies, more uniformity and certainty while the other half chafes with rising indignation and fury over the ever-tightening noose of controls.
Looking at the wrong pictures on the internet, going to the wrong demonstration, saying the wrong thing while drunk in a local pub, the hazards are growing even as the certainty of joint venture is fading rapidly and half of the population is now very angry about all the imperial wars being pushed upon us all by the compliant classes.
Again, the Germans show some small wisdom: they have a very controlling society but they let the drivers go wild on the Autobahn. It is free and they are (or were) free as birds there. At least, when I lived there. I couldn't believe how wild the driving was on the Autobahn!
As a teenager who used to secretly drag race, I was, like, 'Give me a Porsche!'