The Dutch have just had a general election. As a freelancer with many skills and experiences,that works and travels in the EU, I was invited to work and be part of this setup. You will of seen me on Dutch TV ,in the background. I have a residency in Holland,and other countries, and pay my taxes there. BUT I AM NOT ALLOWED TO VOTE!!!!
The election event I was helping setup was the RTL(TV station) coverage of the event. It was called the “Festival of Democracy”. I happened to notice, of the foreign but “Dutch taxpaying” freelancers that worked on this event ,ONLY 1 in 5 hand a vote!! I happened to mention that “Taxation without Representation” has caused a few problems for governments in the past ,including rights of legitimacy! I also pointed out that DEMOCRACY came from ATHENS NOT SPARTA!!!
Athenians believed in democracy ,democracy ment that ALL people had the right to have thier say, and ALL people had the right to vote on ALL the issues. This is the democracy that Athenians fought and died for, today we would call this DIRECT DEMOCRACY!! WHO did the Athenians fight and what system did they oppose?
The Athenians fought Sparta and the RULE OF THE 30 TYRANTS!!
The rule of the 30 tyrants was based on a select group that was elligable to rule (political parties) . There where another subset of people that where elligable to vote(the electorate ,NOT THE PEOPLE)! Mainly the rich and wealthy and those invested in the status quo.
The Thirty Tyrants (Greek: οἱ τριάκοντα τύραννοι) were a pro-Spartan oligarchy installed in Athens after its defeat in the Peloponnesian War in 404 BC. Contemporary Athenians referred to them simply as “the oligarchy” or “the Thirty” (οἱ Τριάκοντα); the expression “Thirty Tyrants” is due to later historians. Its two leading members were Critias and Theramenes.
The Thirty severely reduced the rights of Athenian citizens. Imposing a limit on the number of citizens allowed to vote (limiting the franchise for example to the wealthiest citizens) was a standard move on the part of wealthy people who objected to being bossed around by the votes of the “rabble” in a broad-based democracy where all free adult males could vote. Participation in legal functions — which had previously been open to all Athenians — was restricted by the 30 to a select group of 500 persons. Only 3,000 Athenians were granted the right to carry weapons or receive a jury trial.
The Thirty Tyrants forced many Athenians into exile and threw their leaders into jail.
Today we would call this political system REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY or more correctly an ELECTED DICTATORSHIP or what Athenians would call the Rule of the 30 Tyrants certainly NOT DEMOCRACY!!!
If it is NOT a dictatorship YOU will be able to tell me what else YOU get to vote on ,OTHER than YOUR choice of Dictator. You are rule by”edicts” or DICTS that are dictated to YOU! Your only hope is a vote to replace your dictator……ENJOY YOUR FREEDOM PEASANT!!!!!
Direct democracy, classically termed pure democracy, is a form of democracy and a theory of civics in which sovereignty is lodged in the assembly of all citizens who choose to participate. Depending on the particular system, this assembly might pass executive motions, make laws, elect or dismiss officials, and conduct trials. Direct democracy stands in contrast to representative democracy, where sovereignty is exercised by a subset of the people, usually on the basis of election.
Leftwing ,rightwing ITS ALL BOLLOCKS ,THEY ARE ALL STATE CAPITALIST AUTHORITARIANS , not one major political party supports Direct Democracy!!! One side supports Big government and the other Big business.
State capitalism has various different meanings, but is usually described as a society wherein the productive forces are controlled and directed by the state in a capitalist manner, even if such a state calls itself socialist. Corporatized state agencies and states that own controlling shares of publicly-listed firms, and thus acting as a capitalist itself, are two examples of state capitalism
OF COURSE THIS IS JUST FASCISM!!
Fascism should more appropriately be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power.
Benito Mussolini, fascist dictator of Italy (1922-1943)
Today the government steals from the kitty (expenses) takes bribes (brown envelopes and lobby groups) LIES blatantly and frequently starts wars, sponcers terrorists and enables paedophiles. To be able to do all these things the MAJORITY of the government must be involved otherwise they would be hounded out of office by the non-corrupt politions . The people have NO POWER to investigate THIER PUBLIC SERVANTS!!!!
YOUR REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY IN ACTION
I was asked to leave the studio and stop making these comments IN A FESTIVAL OF DEMOCRACY AND FREE SPEACH!?!?!?….. and these muppets could not even see the hypocracy and the comicalness of this statement!! It sure made me laugh out loud!! It made me laugh even louder when half an hour later they realised they really needed me back in the studio to sort some technical problems…..f*ckin useless muppets.
A particularly stupid Netherlander , and probable Geert Wilders supportter ,mentioned that if I had such a problem with Dutch democracy why don’t I leave! I pointed out , 65 years ago my grandfather was here shooting people like Geert Wilders and getting medals for IT!!! and HE did NOT ASK TO DO IT!!! BUT THAT is the ONLY REASON THAT DUTCH PEOPLE CAN HAVE THIER FAKE FESTIVAL OF DEMOCRACY TODAY and its is the only reason why the Dutch can still speak Dutch and even have a nation state. If it was up to the Dutch rightwing in the 1930’s the Dutch would be speaking German with a funny accent ,and Holland would be a province not a country. The Dutch LOST WWII, as they where numerically fighting on the side of Germany. Holland was the biggest non-alligned nation on the German side.
MY FAMILY HAS DONE MORE TO ENSURE DEMOCRACY IN HOLLAND THAN GEERT WILDERS!!! SO GEERT AND HIS SUPPORTTERS WHY DON’T YOU GET OUT OF MY “DUTCH” COUNTRY,IF YOU HAVE SUCH A PROBLEM WITH IT!?!?!!
SO MAYBE ALL FOREIGNERS WITHOUT VOTING RIGHTS SHOULD START SHOOTING NAZI NETHERLANDS!!!! IT SEEMED TO WORK REALLY WELL ,BOTH FOR THE DUTCH AND THE WORLD , THE LAST TIME!
YOU EITHER GIVE ME ALL MY TAX BACK , OR GIVE ME MY VOTE!!!!!!!
YOU CANNOT HAVE IT BOTH WAYS ,NOT WITHOUT CAUSING GENUINE PROBLEMS WITH YOUR FOREGIN TAXPAYING RESIDENTS ,AND NO HOLLAND IS NOT A DEMOCRACY!! But it is more representative than the UK Dictatorship,but the UK dictatorship is more inclusive. For example the devolution vote for a Scottish parliment (a much more important vote than just an election) was open to ALL people that had paid tax in Scotland for 6 months, I know Dutch people that voted in this referendum, But I still cannot vote in a Dutch general election!?!? The Dutch election results are a farce, and actually SHOULD BE CONTESTED ,BUT I bet Geert Wilders is very happy with the voting setup,being a notorious Dutch democrate! So what next? Does Holland give its taxpaying citizens a vote OR do we get Tax exempt status ? OR does the world have to come and sort out the Dutch political system for them… AGAIN!!!!!!
A HIDDEN HISTORY OF GLOBAL DOMINATION
A HIDDEN HISTORY OF GOVERNMENT OPPRESSION
THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE
DIRECT DEMOCRACY IN ACTION
“Whether the mask is labeled Fascism, Democracy, or Dictatorship or the Proletariat, our great adversary remains the Apparatus-the bureaucracy, the police, the military…. No matter what the circumstances, the worst betrayal will always be to subordinate ourselves to this Apparatus, and to trample underfoot, in its service, all human values in ourselves and in others.”– The French worker philosopher Simone Weil,1945
“All government, of course, is against liberty. The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. Most people want security in this world, not liberty.”
“The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out… without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable. It doesn’t take a majority to make a rebellion; it takes only a few determined leaders and a sound cause.”
Looking forward to getting back to Auld Reekie and setting up the Edinburgh festival again.