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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

UK Conservative Government And The EU Debacle

David Cameron got here - shamefully, not alone but with us all - because of his very timid leadership on the EU matter. At some point, he seemed to have reined it in and has taken charge. But that was for as brief as a day.

Although as said previously on this blog, Cameron is far less likely to win the arguement for various and quite obvious reasons;
1.  Cameron and his government has approached this matter in a messy and less pragmatic way.
2.  It doesnt seem Cameron amd his team takes the matter as serious as it seems if at all they are TRULY working for UK to remain in the EU.
3.  Cameron himself sends mixed signals about what he wants.
4.  Factions in the Conservatives party are using the matter as a game to flex muscles and thus make the party lack a single focus.
5.  Cameron seems unsure where he stands on the matter.

With the Conservative govt team behaving in what could be seen as disregard for the other participants in the failing EU project, the assumption that those others will simple roll over and let UK gets anything she wants is a dream in a dream.

Besides that point, the UK Conservatives government has demands that also doesnt seem to have considered how it'd affect the other members. Had this been thought through, Cameron would be presenting the case differently than he currently does.

Change is possible but personal politics are still on the path to that. The EU definitely need a reform. It has traveled to its current form in a somewhat dream-walking state. It needs a route map and clarity as to where it is heading. That in particular is just and simply not clear.

And it is the above that nakes it necessary for reform of the EU. But someone has to propose it in a more coherent, thoughtful and pragmatic way for all the inmates of the EU bureaucratic madhouse.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Is Globalism The New Imperialism?

Colonialism largely ended following the end of World War II. From then on, a certain pre-packed democracy has been pushed by the so-called West.

The West dumped colonialism at the height of opposition and resistance from indigenious people waking up to the hugely lopsided and exploitative nature of umperialism. But the hidden motives of exploitation and lopsidedness did not stop.

With that superficial end of imperialism, democracy was packaged and shoved down the throat of the vastly confused people of the colonised world in a subtly divide-and-rule nature, planned solely to keep the previouslt colonised people constantly arguing. This helped create the same West as the arbitar thereby giving them (the West) the free privilledge of control...

To achieve the above and ensure that the plan is successful, strangers were forced into countries, chiefs and rulers were imposed, constitutions were formulated, some written by experts who has little or not affinity to the new 'Nation-State, thus not reflecting the indigenous people.

The West has never really stopped exploiting these places: from solid natural resources to artfacts, then onto liquid and gas; eventually with abundant monies paid atimes to the wrong person, they ensured that these blessings became a curse.

Where that isnt, they told these places that their banks arent wont anything, their stock exchange is nothing or are their money valued.

As the West claims it liberated much of the under-developed world, it kept so many privilledges to itself. From freedom of movement, to running of international instruments it creates; the UN, IMF, WHO, ILO, World Bank, and the list goes including sports, art, etc.

Not only that, the West burnt CO2 for maximum comforts, invented weapons of mass destruction and finally invented globalisation.

At the beginning, they paraded it as 'global village'; only that not every resident has the freedom to run around it their supposedly 'own' village. Stringent restrictions targeted at these under-developed world limits social mobility. This increased inequality. Althought they claimed that the world is a village; it really is so just for people of Western citizenship; they can play sports where they like, shoot films including rewriting other people's history, trade as they wish, direct the media extend their universities, etc.

But it seems this new globalisation has now revived yet another resistance. Like Nelson Mandela whom was part of the sect that resisted colonisation many are today refusing to be regarded as 2nd class human.

The same anger that radicalized Mandela is now radicalizing many other young men and women albeit in different measures. But fight this inequality we must. We may all disagree on which alproach is the best but one thing is clear, as long as the injustice and unfair intervention continues from the West, many more will rise. Some will be worse than others.

Globalization has given us unjust wars fuelled by self-centred foreign policies that are purely formulated to keep hold of world power and force everyone to yield whatever that power wants.

What however, is confusing is that these foreign policies are coated with the sweet icing of aid or democracy or trade. Yet their inner content and eventual implementation produce nothing but manipulation. Resistance is quickly labeled undemocratic. Yet most of those resisting are usually products of the West who later deviated from the script. More like the mythical legend of Satan and God.

Globalisation therefore is imperialism packaged as democracy; operated through stealth and aimed at keeping the under-developed world at its place by crushing all opposition; starting by creating them to using them to destroy themselves.

Saturday, October 03, 2015

Changes For Consumers In England

So October arrived with a flurry - well if you consider two to be a flurry that is - of new laws for consumers in England; one giving them rights and the other directing and benefiting on the rights of nature. But both brings with them benefits for the society at large and thats is what fairness is, at least.

1.   Consumer Rights Act 2015
Came into force on 1st October. In summary, it simply now puts a 30-day time-frame in which customers has from the day of purchase/delivery to when then can claim full refund. This is good because until now, different retailers has different number of days or weeks in which they can refund you. But even worse, some has terribly confusing policies that they can only refund with their own vouchers, which essentially forces you to buy from them. It was always a nightmare.