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Brexit, Covid & Ukraine: The Catalysts of Change

Not everyone understands or accepts the principles of the Butterfly Effect or the Ripple Effect.

But as I wrote and discussed in my e-book Small Decisions have Big Consequences, the significant issues that we face today will have come about as the result of many different decisions that those taking them would never had such consequences in mind.

At the time of writing, most of the voices that I hear or read have become obsessed with the invasion of Ukraine.

Yet their obsession is about the now, and what it means in the future for them.

There is little in terms of thought being given to what the events we are experiencing in Ukraine really signify. Or more importantly, what influence the Ukraine Crisis and how it is handled by our politicians will mean in relation to what happened before, and where the world and how we live will go next – once the immediate crisis has itself disappeared from the news.

David Cameron led to the EU Membership Referendum. The EU Membership Referendum led to Brexit. Brexit led to Theresa May. Theresa May led to the near three-year Parliamentary logjam. The near three-year Parliamentary logjam led to Boris Johnson. Boris Johnson led to the unnecessary Covid Measures. The unnecessary Covid measures precipitated the coming collapse and cost of living crisis. And then Vladimir Putin got involved…

These are events that are in public view. They are happening at the ‘macro level’. But their implications and consequences, along with the influences that guide their next steps, are happening concurrently at the ‘micro level’ – that’s in all of our lives – too.

As this book is about the process and outcome of Levelling Level – and what we will experience in the coming years or during what comes ‘next’, I will not dwell on the mechanics of Brexit, Covid, or even todays Crisis in Ukraine – especially as I have covered these in other Books and within my Blogs.

However, Brexit was the first stage of what in future is likely to prove to be a trilogy of key events, that through the actions, responses and decisions of our politicians, through the Covid Pandemic and the Covid Measures that they imposed, and then on to the way they have handled Ukraine and used it with other purposes in mind, they have effectively sealed the deal on the Great Correction – that bit by bit will change life as we know it, probably for many years to come.

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The cost-of-living crisis our Politicians created: Can they fix it? No, they can’t

February 8, 2022 Leave a comment

Inflation, cost of living, fall in living standards, foodbanks, debt. These are all terms that we are set to see and hear regularly on the news and across our social media feeds from now on.

In the past few days alone, we have had mealy-mouthed responses from the establishment to the news of skyrocketing inflation across prices and the cost of the goods and services that are basically essential for people to live.

On one side, we have had celebrity Kirsty Allsopp telling young people that dropping their Netflix Subscription will make buying a house something they can afford.

We have heard former Tory MP and Minister Edwina Curry evangelising that green living is easily affordable because a battery powered car only costs £249 per month.

Then we have the Chancellor and would-be-world-king, striding to the rescue of the very people he threw overboard with a solution to the obscene energy price hike, dressed as a subsidy that is in fact no more than a loan.

In amongst all of this sits the reality and truth. It has been these very same Politicians and the establishment that supports them who have created and facilitated everything that is now going wrong economically for normal people, our communities and the UK as a whole.

They are from amongst the team of architects who have built or paid lip service to the economic house of cards that is now crumbling. And we must ask the question, ‘Can the people who created this and the problems that are coming really be the people with the solutions that will ultimately put it all right?’

It is perhaps a little too easy to see everything that is happening today within the frame of the Covid Pandemic. In fact, our Politicians – who are proving themselves to have a rather distant relationship with the truth – are relying on it.

Yet, Covid itself has very little to do with the problems we now face.

Whatever the real genesis of the Covid Pandemic turns out to be, time will tell us that it was the Lockdowns and the Covid Measures that the Government imposed in response that were our real undoing.

These wholly avoidable Measures have proven to be the catalyst that brought together systemic problems with the way that our economy works that had been building up for years, creating a perfect storm that is set to explode.

The house of cards that I refer to, is one that has been building for decades. One that has been established on self-serving ideas. It does not have a foundation upon fact.

The ideas come under the guise of terms such as Neoliberalism, Modern Monetary Theory and FIAT Money and in all likelihood many other esoteric terms.

Yet they all funnel into just one thing: A system that works expansively to favour only the rich, adding money to their pile, whilst continually taking the value out of everything for everyone else.

The pivotal moment or crossing of the Rubicon came when the last Labour Government bailed out the mistakes of privately owned banks in the Great Financial Crisis of 2008. It set the precedent and created the false belief that Politicians could print just as much money as they liked to get out of trouble, without fear of any consequences. And it is this that has brought the situation to where it is today.

OUR FINAL BILL for this Government’s management of the Covid Pandemic is not even in. But in September 2021, the National Audit Office projected it to be a total of £370 Billion.

Without adding a penny more, this is rather troubling figure. As the fact remains that this expenditure and the National Debt is has created was unnecessary, and it was stupidity and mismanagement at the highest level that was its direct cause.

Its important to know and to understand this. Because, contrary to what our inept Political class believe, no decisions on public policy can be made without consequences.

When a Country prints money of an amount so big, the consequence is to push the boundaries of an already unequitable and broken system to breaking point that is set to make life unaffordable if not unliveable for many and potentially for us all.

That’s why the prices of everything that we need are now spiralling out of control.

Einstein said that “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results”. Yet that is what our Politicians are doing now, each and every time that they reach into the UKs empty pockets and try to solve an escalating inflationary problem – where people can’t afford to live, by printing money that neither exists, nor can it be tied to parallel production or economic output of any kind.

Our Politicians, the advisors, the experts and the establishment behind them don’t have solutions or answers to the problems they caused or contributed to and what is coming next.

They have got away with so much for so long, that when it really mattered, they simply went too far.

The question now is not if there will have to be change both at the top and how we do government and politics in this Country. It is merely the question of when.

When we’ve had enough of the pain that self-serving interests have caused that we will be collectively ready to decide.

Physically intimidating Starmer or any MP helps nobody. But all MPs should consider how people now feel about all that’s happened on their watch

February 8, 2022 Leave a comment

It’s easy for pundits and journalists with an agenda to make yesterday’s incident involving Keir Starmer and anti-Lockdown Protestors, all about Boris and the Jimmy Savile ‘slur’.

The story has been part of the headlines for the better part of a week. And the fact that an angry looking mob were using the story that Johnson had hypocritically conjured up in PMQs to attack the Labour Leader makes it all very easy, if not lazy headline news.

There is a rich irony involved in the way that Journalists and establishment stooges grab anything negative with an element of truth to create a narrative that suits their needs but will nonetheless be misleading in the majority of ways. After all, that’s exactly what Boris did when he was trying to use the Savile story as a get out of jail free card when Starmer had him under the cosh.

Mainstream Journalists don’t look for the real story anymore. They look for the one that will sell, ideally within the framework of the narrative that their establishment bosses want sold.

What doesn’t sit well with the establishment today, are the protests now germinating around the World. Set into being or inspired by Truckers in Canada laying siege to Ottawa. Normal working people who are being bullied by their PM, Justin Trudeau.

Whilst it would be foolish to equate the specifics of the rules that have accompanied each and every National Lockdown, the commonality of all of them – right around the World – does equate to just one thing: Massive, unnecessary and avoidable overreach by an out-of-touch and fearful elite. Totalitarian diktats from political ‘leaders’ who are too scared of their own shadow to have the decency to step back from the damaging narratives and destructive measures that they have all created.

This is the point that many of those in charge of this Country and the institutions and businesses that support this form of leadership clearly don’t appreciate or want to understand: There are a lot of very unhappy people in the UK – unhappy about everything that has happened in the past two years – and that number is growing by the day.

The appreciation and understanding that something is very wrong with the way this Country is governed is manifesting at a visceral and sensory level for increasing numbers. People understand that the rot and disease that has engulfed the British Political system is a long way from being only Tory deep.

They know and remember well – contrary to the short memories of the People that Politicians have been able to rely on as ways out of a problem before – that the Labour Party and in fact all of our MPs are up to their bloody necks in either helping to facilitate Lockdowns by doing nothing or by enthusiastically supporting and championing both the restrictions and the ill-conceived Covid Measures that quickly accompanied as each of them was born.

Starmer was an easy target for the Protesters in London yesterday, because thanks to Johnson, he carries a cross very clearly across his back, drawn with a story that is much easier to make sense of and therefore to explain.

The attacks, whether verbal or otherwise, don’t make the wrongs of Starmer, Johnson or any of our MPs, right. And those protesting now or who choose to join them in future, should be aware that by intimidating these moralistically vacuous people in any way, their targets will just see another excuse to award themselves further protections which will be added to the list of draconian measures that are already hurting or have hurt all of us in some way.

That said, there simply are no excuses for what the Johnson Government has done and what the Starmer-led Opposition has encouraged them to do.

The Lockdowns and the restriction of our freedoms were always wrong and unnecessary. But they were also just the start.

The Covid Measures themselves are a major contributory factor in every problem, challenge and difficulty that is on its way.

And as the cost-of-living crisis and the fall in living standards really start to bite, made worse by the financial crash that is also set to come, the chances are that the protests we are witnessing in the UK today, are just a very small taste of what is about to come.

It would, therefore, be prudent for all of our MPs to think clearly and very carefully about the part they have played in all of this; take the responsibility they have been entrusted with to at least begin trying to mitigate some of the growing issues in a meaningful way.

Above all, it’s time for all of our existing MPs to stop pretending that any of this is going to change with just the removal of the PM from his job.

A systemic collapse lies ahead that results from years of political self-interest. It wasn’t planned, so trying to prove it’s all a conspiracy will just help the establishment make us believe it was

February 2, 2022 Leave a comment

People are waking up to the wrongs that our Government and the establishment they represent have done in large number today, purely because the political classes have gone too far during the Covid Pandemic. The elites still believe that they are entitled to continue behaving the same way without excuse – all whilst they and their ideas are systematically driving our country and democracy into the floor.

Frustratingly for some, the growing number of people with their eyes open to just the some of the things going on is still a very long way from reaching any kind of critical mass. This means that whilst the few signs of change – marked by Government U-Turns such as the mandated jabs for NHS Staff turnaround – is looking good, the UK is actually remaining a very long way from where it needs to be. And that’s just looking at the situation right now, today, with things as we are experiencing them and as they stand.

The problem that we have and the difficulty for us all, is that with the diversity of opinion on how the Government is working and how it has behaved over the past two years very divided, the reality is that even with those apparent leaps backwards, the inept and draconian Johnsonian Narrative, and with it the very self-serving, yet rudderless form of leadership that we have had throughout the Covid Pandemic remains.

People genuinely believe that because Boris Johnson and the Tories remain in power, and continue to do whatever they like unhindered, because there must be some kind of conspiracy at work.

Furthermore, many of those same, very sensible people are buying into the idea that the words spoken by the World Economic Forum (WEF) that created the Great Reset Narrative, and with it phrases such as “You will own nothing and be happy” means that tangible evidence exists that everything happening now has been planned and that there is a worldwide, world-government-creating conspiracy well and truly underway.

To be quite fair about it, the stunts that the Johnson Government have pulled such as playing with the vulnerabilities of normal people by elevating the fear of Covid to that of instant death are very sinister to anyone who has taken a breath and taken a proper look. Continuing on to then implement many draconian measures just to keep their neck-saving narrative functioning and at work, does indeed look like the work of Machiavellian tricksters who are in no doubt about what they are doing.

Yet the real reason that the Tories and all of the political parties that are seat-blocking good leaders from being able to get into parliament and make our democracy work, is the wrong people have been in power and positions of influence for a very long time.

Indeed, those across an establishment of politicians, industry and banking leaders have made it their goal to assume more and more of the powers that should collectively be ours, whilst making every challenging situation that we face across the UK go from bad to worse. It just doesn’t look that way because politics is now the end in itself rather than the means, and the truth about the results that follow so many big words have a strange habit of never really looking all that good.

Every public policy or policy of any kind that affects the public has consequences for us all.

We have had decades of rules, regulations and laws made at the centre, by those in Government to benefit the MPs and Political Parties themselves, as a minimum to get themselves into power or reelected. But most of the time, it has been to benefit and support their friends and the people they want help from or want to impress.

Meanwhile, the results for everyone else outside this golden circle have been to create more and more pain, inequality, less opportunity, poverty and even hunger, when none of these problems have ever been necessary at all.

The unsustainability of the situation was for a very long time simply hiding in plain sight. But then Covid came along and put afterburners on a plane that was already on a downward trajectory and heading for a horrific crash.

It is easy to believe that a world that appears run in every way possible just to benefit the few at the expense of the many, is built upon bomb-proof strategic plans and systems that once in place are locked-in and cannot be undone.

But this is all a delusion. At best, the system they have built upon greed and the belief that money and material wealth are everything is nothing more than a house of cards.

The system they have created bit by bit is best described as being a massive chain of dominoes. One that was put in place, decision by decision, choice by choice, time after time.

There are no foundations or glue sticking any of those dominoes in place and as soon as the first one falls – just as if it were to be flicked by someone deliberately setting the whole chain in motion – they will fall one after one and the whole system will go.

Selfish, self-serving, greed and profit-orientated decisions have ruled the motives of the elites in politics, industry and banking for pretty much as long as anyone can remember. Everything they have done, everything they have changed or influenced any politician to do, every rule they have created to favour their sector, has put one of those dominoes in place.

FIAT money, quantitative easing, globalisation, neoliberalism, centralisation, lean manufacturing techniques, global supply chains, credit scoring, hedge funds, central banking, just in time, too big to fail, cheap money, endless debt, monopilisation of traditional (mainstream) media, minimum wages, complicated tax laws and regulations, life on benefits, privatisation of genuine public services, devolution, creation of the European Union and just about every system or way of doing things that has already or is contributing to making life feel very unfair, have all come into being because somebody with influence has changed the way that the world works for us all so that something somewhere works even better for them in some way.

Bit by bit, it has added up to wholesale change. But there was never any design, and it has been lucky for those benefitting and tragic for everyone else that it has taken this long for the end to be in sight in this rather troubling way.

The more savvy of those riding high off the power trip that this heavily funneled system gives them at the top know and understand the fragility of the system. They live in genuine fear of what happens next if the unsustainability of how everything works collapses, and their power to control us all goes.

It is no coincidence or accident that the announcement of ‘The Great Reset’ came from the WEF in the Summer of 2020, once the Covid Pandemic – and the measures that many different governments around the world imposed, were in play.

The self-serving at the top knew immediately that the myths of global trading and manufacturing, worldwide travel, cars for everyone, cheap energy, mass movement, low cost everything, cheap money were about to be exposed.

The self-serving at the top have realised that to retain their power and control over everything that happens next, their priority would have to be the creation of a narrative that makes everyone (who isn’t in on it) believe that the hell we are already starting to go through is all part of a plan.

The self-serving at the top have concluded that their future power and control is based on the very clever premise; That as and when we hit the bottom from the coming crash and begin to climb back up to whatever our ‘new’ world looks like on the other side, the changes in the way that we live and interact with each other – which their greed and stupidity have now made inevitable – have all come about because of their own careful design. And that successful buy-in of this message using their traditional media to convince everyone will mean they have the right to retain power and remain in control.

The conspiracy narrative therefore serves their purposes extremely well. Conspiracists do after all spend the majority of their time talking up and trying to convince everyone else that the conspiracy exists.

Meanwhile, none of the conspiracists are taking steps or any kind of action to focus on the opportunities that the now inevitable change will bring. They certainly won’t be doing anything constructive to start building up any kind of political vehicle or movement that the elites will know and identify as being a threat to any of the political parties that their influence owns.

Just as waiting for a bus for hours and then three turn up at once makes the passenger standing in the rain wonder what the hell they had themselves done to deserve such bad fortune, there are many different and very complex factors that have influenced all the things that are going on around the world today.

But it is chance – not design, that has turned them all towards the point in the same direction and to have created a situation where they all appear to have turned up on the very same day.

The only factor that really is random in all of this, is what will turn out to become the event or trigger that will be the one that proves to be the first domino to fall. The catalyst that then in turn pushes quickly against them all, one after the other, leading to the systemic collapse that comes when everything that has been built up for all the wrong reasons over many decades has come into play.

Will it be war in Ukraine or Taiwan. Maybe the collapse of Chinese Company Evergrande. Perhaps the collapse of the US Stock markets. Or could it be something else that the mainstream media isn’t even really talking about that will prove to be the straw that finally breaks the camel’s back?

We simply don’t know. And whilst it would be silly to try and even predict dates, the one thing we can be sure of is that this inevitable systemic crash is coming soon. Life as we know it even now after 2 years of Covid mismanagement will quickly begin to look very different for everyone, just as soon as it has.

The choice that we all have relates to what we do and what we accept from the people who lead us today, when that period of pain, revaluation and the time for necessary change comes.

If we accept the establishment narrative – or what we should perhaps more accurately call the truth of the elite, it is the same few and the same faces that will continue to hold all the levers of power. The self-serving at the top will be happy to dictate the rules of a new age. One that will continue to be all about them, what they can gain and how they can control us to keep achieving it.

However, if we snap out of this and refuse to accept the narrative that the establishment wants us now to believe to be our own truth, and instead accept that we have the power and the opportunity to create our own, we can build our new future together. We can make the best of the changes and difficult circumstances ahead that will return our sense of proportion, fairness and care for all others and use these rediscovered community values as the building blocks of a system that is there to help and look after everyone, but above all, a Country built on local communities that all work fairly for us all.

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