BOTH Adam Smith and Karl Marx where true libertarians that believed in societies without governments!! BUT Today we live in a representative democracy ,in the same way that a photo represents an object BUT IS NOT THE OBJECT, what we live in is called democracy but is NOT!! ITS AN ELECTED DICTATORSHIP.
Today if YOU where to mention that society might be better off without a government you will be ridicuelled . But I am yet to loose a political discusion about the need and worthlessness of representative government. Most people that i debate with realise that they have never really questioned the idea ,and that is the only reason that they laughed in the first place. So how do we get from todays state capitalist, elected dictatorship, nightmare ,to Adam Smiths “invisible hand” or Karl Marx’s state that whithers away?
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, (UK, US and EU)where sovereignty is exercised by a subset of the people, usually on the basis of election…….OR the choice of Tweedle dee or Tweedle dum, as today all our government representatives, represent the same lobby groups
Today ALL political parties are “state capitalist” and are in reality the same thing. The only difference is one side prefers big government the other big business, these are the 2 cheeks of the same arse that squashes down on the face of freedom and democracy.
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)
There is an endless media muppet show that distracts us from the fact that every party is the same by promoting fake controversial issues like gay rights and smoking bans and single mothers or alcohol prices or other things that are really none of our or the governments business!!!!
IMHO Unless your are murdering raping or stealing you are not committing a crime.Everthing else is just an annoyance,intolerance,irritating ,disrespectful, unpalatable, unhealthy ,not your cup of tea ,etc.etc BUT NOT A CRIME!!!
BUT Thanks to government and representative democracy 100’s are getting raped and murdered everyday paid for by the UK and US taxpayer and these murderers and rapists will be protected from prosecution by the UK US government.That is representative democracy in action.
(but don’t let them catch you with a joint!!!)
IS to campaign for every and any party that is willing to support direct democracy.NONE OF THE MAJOR PARTIES DO,THEY ALL SUPPORT REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY AS THEY ALL REPRESENT THE SAME STATE CAPITALIST PARTY. They are all part of the media muppet show that fools you into thinking you live in a democracy, its called getting stuck in a media RUT (Repeat Until True).There is no real difference between New Labour and Old Tory or Democrats and Republicans, we just get to vote for the cheerleaders, meanwhile behind the scences the REAL LEADERS ,team and the game plan continue unhindered. We need to show the politions as the power hungry dictators that they are , and show them as being undemocratic and delusional if they think they know what is best for us all. They are OUR PUBLIC SERVANTS after all, they should do what WE TELL THEM , NOT THE OTHER WAY ROUND!!!
With a law passing direct democracy we can vote against war , stop banker bailouts , arrest war criminals , arrest fraudulent bankers , start REAL inquiries that WILL lead to prosecutions! Basically we the people, can have a vote and a say on the important matters that effect us. It could all be done without the people having to take too the streets and face off with the state boot boys.
EUROPE IS BURNING TODAY BECAUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY!!!
if we had direct democracy we would of done what the direct democratic Icelanders did , held a referendum and told the government NO WE ARE NOT BAILING OUT THE BANKERS!!
Instead we have been sold into debt slavery and the only way to say NO is to take too the streets!!
The alternative to rioting is an interesting idea called democracy and its been around for a long time ,we really should try it sometime ,as the countries that already have this system have less crime ,less corruption ,higher standards of living and are not bailing out bankers and are not involved in illegal wars. Switzerland or Iceland for example.
WOULD WE NOTICE THE DIFFERENCE?
IN reality nothing would change , we would still vote for our parliment ,which would still administrate and pass laws ,except now , if they pass a law we the people disagree with , we can hold a referendum and reject the law, and we can start inquires into political corruption ,as the people are now the highest executive. That would be the only difference. The difference being we are now a true democracy instead of an elected dictatorship. We might even end up with honest politions!!!!
SO THE ONLY DIFFERENCE SHOULD BE MORE FREEDOM ,LESS CORRUPTION AND LESS TAXES
We could also ,through a proportional representative government system, be able to whither away the state if we feel its not worth the money! I call this the “anarchist vote”. Every election we should have the option on the voting slip of “empty seat”. That way if 10% of the population want NO polition , we keep 10% of the parliment seats empty! Thus saving wages and expenses etc.It would also mean that it would take more politions to agree to be able to pass a law.
If we had a parliment of a 100 mps and 10% of the people voted for an empty seat. Then only 90 mps would be seated in parliment.BUT it would still take 51 of them to pass a law.
After a while if it became obvious that parliment spent most of its time passing pointless laws for thier own benefit and not our benefit.It would be a natural process of voting them out of existance. If 50% of the people voted for an empty seat ,the remaining mps could not pass a law!! BUT the mps could still administrate the nation and put laws forward to see if they gathered enough public interest. Then it would be up to the people to petition amoungst themselves if they think any new laws are needed and then a referendum on whether we accept them.
NO NEED FOR A GOVERNMENT AT ALL!!
CAN I ASK , EXACTLY HOW DOES THE GOVERNMENT REDUCED CRIME BY PASSING A NEW LAW? THIS WOULD ONLY CREATE A NEW CRIMINAL CLASS AND THUS INCREASE CRIME!!!
IF YOU SERIOUSLY WANT TO REDUCE CRIME FIGURES TOMORROW, REPEAL THE MARIJUANA LAW TODAY!!!
TOMORROW THERE WOULD BE 10 MILLION LESS CRIMINALS IN THE UK ALONE!!!HOW’S THAT FOR CRIME REDUCTION!!!
Crime figure are about population control and nothing to do with real crime or quality of life.
BUT When we reach this stage OF DIRECT DEMOCRACY AND PROPORTIONAL GOVERNMENT THAT WE CAN DISBAND we are as close to Adam Smiths and Karl Marx’s dream of a true libertarian mertitocracy as I think we can get.
SO..WHO FEELS LIKE TAKING THE FIRST STEP?