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The only fair and just solution to the problems we face, isn’t left or right. It is a middle way that no political or economic ‘expert’ will like

August 12, 2022 Leave a comment

The only thing worse than the failure of the capitalist experiment – which is the reason for the cost-of-living crisis and the systemic collapse that we are now in the early stages of – is a new narrative, already at work across podcast, vlogging and social media platforms, telling us that capitalism is absolutely great – it just has to be done in a different way.

If this ‘we would do it better and make it work’ mantra sounds familiar, it’s because it’s almost exactly the same one that we have been hearing for decades from the apologists and champions of socialism. Or rather communism or even Marxism in its most inhumane and punishing forms.

Uncomfortable as the reading may be, the painful reality is that what socialism and capitalism in their many respective forms have in common, is it is only their leaders, crown princes and elites that benefit from these perverse systems of governance. They just play to the vulnerabilities and ignorance of the very people they keep captive, through idealism or an obsession with money and wealth, in their most malevolent and destructive forms.

Sadly, our cosseted and entitled world, is a very long way from the experience of Stalin’s historic Gulags, contemporary North Korea or some of the very dark places that China’s ruling CCP hides away today.

So, the innocent idealism that accompanies the inexperience of our massively overlooked young, is all too easily taken in. It is manipulated and misled by the militant generation and their sleepers. Unforgiving victims to the realities of life, whose anger, bitterness and complete lack of understanding of the human experience beyond their own bubble makes the young all too easy for them to betray.

At the other extreme, greed, self-interest and an obsession with power and wealth that drive everything in this failing system, have intoxicated even the most virtuous at every level and nuance of life.

Decades of manipulation and propaganda have made us believe that material wealth is the only way that happiness can be obtained. Old and young alike are so drunk on all that they have or could possess, that they do not believe it possible that a system that feels so good, could never ever fail them or go completely wrong.

Few understand that we are all part of an addicted society, where everyone’s habit is money, wealth and whatever it takes to get it.

Yes, the rules are set by some very wealthy and very greedy people at the top. But they have successfully bent every part of our lives to the will of a greed that has then infected our lives so effectively, that we have forgotten the true meaning and value of any part of life that doesn’t carry a price tag.

The most bizarre twist of similarities between capitalism and socialism is our obsession with this same material wealth. It’s just on one hand the messaging tells the unprivileged population that it should reject it and every part of it. Whereas the other demands that we allow it to takeover our lives in every possible way.

Wealth, prosperity, ownership and individual success are not wrong. Its how we behave when we have them, or what we do with them, that can lead to unimaginable crimes.

The biggest crime of all that has been visited upon humanity by these religions and wealth based political ideologies, is their success in making everything in life all about money in some way.

But it is people, not money or things, that we should always put first.

No Labour Government, no cryptocurrency, no Liz or Rishi, VAT Relief on Energy Prices, Cash Handouts, Qualifications without study, Universal Basic Incomes, Strikes, Inflation beating wage rises, The WEF ‘You’ll own nothing and will be happy’, or any other self-serving tool of the political left and right alike will work to benefit anyone but those who are sat at the top of these top-down, self-serving trees.

There’s a flow chart for all of them. It always goes in exactly the same way. The flow slowly but surely takes everything. In return it sells us much, but in truth gives very little back.

Yet the flow of life should always go full circle and come all the way back around. So that everyone is able to exist and just exist if that’s all they really want to do. Anything and everything else should just be effort related. This is the meaning of ‘you get back what you put in’.

The alternative to these failed and flawed political and economic philosophies that all belong to a money obsessed world, is for us to choose to take the middle way.

The only option or choice to solve all of our problems, is to put People First.

A People First society works from the grassroots up. It puts people and their communities first, providing the legislative, social, business and supply chain networks that put the sustainability of life and the self-sustainability of each and every individual who can work (supporting those who cannot), before anything else.

A People First society requires that all businesses and their processes place the needs of essential living for the community and the advancement of working conditions as their priority. That earnings beyond break-even, are responsible and not traded beyond those who have a direct interest or are actively involved.

A People First society puts governance of the people, for the people, by the people above all things, and always prioritises localism first. It recognises the need for collaboration at every level. But respects collaboration should never itself require the surrender of relative powers at any level of local agency or of our own control.

The central tenet, pivot point or anchor of The People First Economy is The Basic Living Standard or The Basic Living Standard for All.

The Basic Living Standard requires that the minimum wage or wage paid for the least demanding role that any society may have, will always be enough for the person who earns it to cover the basic essentials of life.

The Basic Living Standard for All requires that an independent adult will always be able to feed, clothe and home themselves. To provide for their own basic communication, transport and entertainment needs, along with everything that is essential to ensure that person can exist without third party support, without subsidy from government (benefits) and without having no choice but to go into debt.

By adopting this formula and requiring every part of society, business, industry and other to focus on The Basic Living Standard and doing nothing that will compromise it, either intentionally or unknown will assure its success.

The Basic Living Standard for All will ensure that every part of society, our system of governance and fundamentally the ways in which we live, will redirect to putting People First – which is now the only sustainable way that we will survive and live free and happy lives.

The Basic Living Standard will encourage people to achieve, excel and do whatever they really want to do. But in a People First economy, nobody will be able to do so by exploiting or riding off the back of others, or without regard for the real consequences or true cost of anything they do which can or has the potential to affect the lives of others.

The prioritisation of People, communities and locality first, will not only solve the problems created by greed, by envy and the hatred they promote. It will also address the climate issues, which are the consequences of years of greed-driven abuse of the environment and overuse of natural resources too.

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With things as easy right now as we have been brainwashed to believe they are, change would not be possible for any of us in what we understand to be ‘normal’ times.

However, most of us already know we are no longer in ‘normal’ times, even if it’s not something that we find easy to say out loud.

Whilst politicians and the elites are still pushing a narrative using their pet media that suggests that everything is planned and thought through, there are no alternatives, and above all – that they are in control; the truth is that they are not.

The cost-of-living crisis and everything that is now going wrong with public services like the NHS in the UK, are all part of a systemic collapse. A collapse of everything we know that is both their responsibility and their fault.

When it hits YOU and the people who are important to YOU – in whatever way that will be, that will be the moment YOU have the choice to decide what YOU want to do.

Just remember; a leopard never changes its spots.

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The Basic Living Standard is proposed as the solution to our problems in ‘Levelling Level’, a book that I wrote and published in early 2022, where I also discuss how we got here, what’s really going on, and how it’s possible for us to thrive and survive throughout the difficulties and challenges that we will soon face.

Both Levelling Level and my shorter e-book about The Basic Living Standard are available to read as books for Kindle and can be bought and downloaded from Amazon by clicking the links below.

However, the complete content is available to read FREE on my other blogsite www.levellinglevel.wordpress.com, where you will find the index of all pages on the right-hand side of the PC or Laptop viewed screen.

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This Money and Greed obsessed world wasn’t the only option. The alternative has always been with us, hiding in plain sight

Perhaps the most deceptive part of the reality we live in is the idea that the money and greed obsessed world and the way that it functions and has taken over everything around us is and has only ever been the only available choice.

To be fair to many, the intoxicating way in which a world that perpetrates self-interest at every turn works, leaves the option to see the mechanics of the deceptive lie and the myths upon which our whole way of being sits, very difficult to see, and even harder to believe for those who genuinely can.

In fact, the level of self-awareness that it takes not only to understand but also accept the role that each and every one of us is guilty of playing in this very unfair and imbalanced form of life is indeed the antithesis of everything this whole system has been constructed to be and how it governs and influences every part of our lives.

However, just because we cannot see the alternative, doesn’t mean that it isn’t there.

It doesn’t mean that the alternative to all this isn’t available to us right now.

It doesn’t mean that the alternative to this world hasn’t been a genuine option for us, all the way along.

The power that politicians and the elites have is ours and was only given on loan. The opportunity is coming when we have the choice to reclaim our power and take it back

The system is supposedly democratic. But there is nothing democratic about a political system that exists around a Top-Down structure. One that is insulated from constructive change by a political party system that has effectively bolted the door to anyone who could have or still could bring real leadership to the Country, and with it much less difficulty as we are all forced to embrace change.

The collapse of everything that we know, or what we might otherwise call a systemic collapse is underway. It will get increasingly worse for everyone. It will touch everyone’s lives in some way.

Despite what appearances might be used to tell or suggest to us, the collapse of everything will come in the form of massive problems like shortages of food and essential goods, rationing, scarcity, delays, shut down of public services, strikes and may other changes to what we have considered to be normal or what we could expect. The collapse itself may not be recognisable if you wait around for absolutely everything to stop working or completely shut down.

The that we all must understand is that the Collapse of the System is not likely to be obvious, especially to those who are aware of changes, but have not had their lives directly touched.

Good people who care about others, will continue to do their jobs as best they can, because it is the right thing to do. But that will to do the right thing could easily keep what’s left of the existing system coughing and spluttering long enough, that the same Top-Down interests can consolidate what they have left and begin to build their new system in its place.

The worst that is likely to happen, is people without food and essentials or the money to buy food and essentials, will take to the streets and seek out a focus for their blame.

One way or another, the moment will come when you will either be able to see, or you will simply know that the game is up for the system that has brought us all to where we are.

It is this moment or point in time when we all have the real opportunity to withdraw the consent, we have unwittingly given to this system that has hurt all of us. To realise that power and the power to change everything is actually ours. That the choice we have is either to take the easy option and let someone else create the new system. Or withdraw our consent to more of the same, and instead take and act upon the decision to take all of our power back.

The Great Reset | Reasons we are here | The motivation behind the Global Economy

The Global Economy and Global Supply Chain have been based on this idea, aim or motivation:

That those who have the power and influence to do so, should take each and every step possible to maximise profit and the accumulation of wealth for all those who are intimately involved. And that the accumulation of wealth and power should be used to motivate those who work within and lead in support of the system.

Yet the calculations used in this equation were only ever based on the profit and the accumulation of wealth for the few who really benefited being involved.

There was never any factoring in for the loss of jobs, the loss of skills, the loss of communities or indeed any of the human costs that running a system based solely on greed and money have inevitably imposed.

The people responsible for all of this have quite literally had to create a monetary system that finds more and more innovative ways of funnelling money that doesn’t exist to the people who can’t earn enough – all through lending and often unpayable debt, so that the broken system they have built keeps running, and the flaws in the whole thing would not become exposed.

Be under no illusion. This is not a conspiracy. Its what happens when people without values or good moral fibre find themselves in possession of a lot of money, power and influence, and then do all that they can without care, to increase and keep increasing all that they have.

This is the Story [metaphor] of The Ring [money/power] and the influence it has on Gollum [Politicians/Big Business/The Elites] in its most real-world and hideous form. And all those corrupted by this system and what they believe it gives them, are completely blind to the true cost of their actions to us all.

The tragic history of slavery is being used to make living innocents guilty, whilst each and every one of us is enslaved by a systemic crime that exists in real time

We live in a world today, where there is an obsession over the historic wrongs of slavery that were inflicted on people who they are not and who they will never know, by people who are not you or I that we have never known.

Yet what these apologetic obsessives don’t even realise is that an even more oppressive form of slavery exists right now in this day and age. It is the system that we live, breathe, work and exist in, where the politicians and the elites are the masters. Where our belief in the value of money and the value of wealth are serving as our extremely repressive chains.

But when the crash or systemic collapse finally hits us, we have the choice of freedom that ancestors of all races and backgrounds who were physically enslaved in an even less enlightened world than today never had.

We can choose to say no more and take back the power we have given to others to use our own weaknesses against us and learn again to value and have values based on all that we already have.

Power, position, wealth & influence are no insulation against complete stupidity

Anyone can be as clever or as intelligent as they like or as the world considers them to be. But if they don’t care about anyone but themselves at the end of the day, the outcome of their actions will always end with consequences that we might expect if we were to knowingly place the worlds greatest fools in the very same roles and handed them the same power, influence and ability to control.

These people at the top, across governments, business and the financial worlds today, cannot and will not be able to continue to ‘reign’ over the world or any country, IF we all stop believing that running the world and our country is only something that these people – who we don’t even know – can do.

There is no new world order conspiracy. There is just what the elites are confident they can get us to believe and do

A lot of people are very nervous about the things we are hearing from the WEF. Let’s face it, after the very strange experience that we have all shared over the past 2 or more years, logic hasn’t appeared to be present in any overwhelming force. A lot has happened that there simply doesn’t seem to be any explanation for.

However, whilst many of us are convinced that there is some great conspiracy underway, that Covid and every part of the response to it was orchestrated and part of some ‘grand plan’ to create a new dystopian New World Order, the real truth of that matter is that our deference is being given and credibility is being awarded to the elites because of the role that they appear to be playing in all of this.

None of the respect given or fear we have of any of these people who eat, shit, breathe and think just as we do, is based on what they are actually doing or have the ability to do.

The Great Reset & The New World Order Conspiracy

It’s difficult to talk about the change that is already underway, without acknowledging the story of the ‘Great Reset’ that has been propagated by people within organisations such as the World Economic Forum (WEF).

The problem with the conspiracy theory about a world take-over that accompanies it, is that at present, the model that the WEF is promoting is likely to become reality. Not because these people have any real power. But because they have enough about them to predict what the public reaction to change of the kind we have already began to experience over the past two years, and what comes next will be.

Hats off to them, the elites know that we are now in a period of significant change. But no matter how much they may desire to manage and own that change, so that they can remain in control of the ‘new world [order]’ that is to come, the Achilles heel that will down them is that they are the architects of all of these problems and the problems they have created are too big for small minded and selfish people to control.

Just remember that in a system that works for them as it now feels it always has, the elites will always appear to be in charge until the very moment that everyone else accepts that they are not.

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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