Apathetic Acceptance of Austerity Measures Will Enslave Us All
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By Neil Foster – The Sovereign Independent -
Whilst looking up the word 'austerity' in a few online dictionaries I came across those listed below which seemed to fit in with our current economic climate and the use of the word frequently in relation to government comments on the need for such 'austerity' in our current turbulent economic times.
The first definition which caught my eye, in no particular order of importance, was'strict economy'
That seemed like a good place to start as it's becoming obvious that strict measures are indeed being taken with the direction of the economy although it still seems to be on a very much downward spiral.
Wikipedia will of course give us the expected propagandist line but at the same time the use of the word 'creditors' gives us a clue as to why 'austerity' is being imposed on us all.'In economics, austerity is when a government reduces its spending and/or increases user fees and taxes to pay back creditors. Austerity is usually required when a government's fiscal deficit spending is believed to be unsustainable.'
However, the question that needs to be asked under this definition is who are the creditors? We're told that our creditors are the banks but as far as I'm aware, here in the UK and in Ireland, we the people have already bailed out the banks so how can we owe them money? Surely it should be the other way around? We're being fleeced by heavily increased taxation due to banker bailouts so where's the debt? We have in effect given the banks a long term mortgage which should be repayable to the people in their respective countries.
How about these two:'A reduced availability of luxuries and consumer goods, especially when brought about by government policy'
'The condition or policy of living without things that are not necessary and without comfort, with limited money or goods, or a practice, habit or experience that is typical of this.'
By these definitions it would seem clear that in a political context the term 'austerity' has been used in previous times of economic turmoil. So what times would such 'austerity' have been part of government policy in the past?
The next definition gives us a further clue when looking for the historical origin of the word:'mid-14c., "sternness, harshness," from O.Fr. austerite (14c.), from L.L. austeritatem (nom. austeritas ), from austerus (see austere). Of severe self-discipline, from 1580s; hence "severe simplicity" (1875); applied during WWII to national policies limiting non-essentials as a wartime economy.'
The last two words in this definition explain that 'austerity' is applied by government during a wartime scenario. The question must therefore be asked, if there's a war going on, who is it being fought against?
The obvious assumption would be that our troops are involved in two wars, Iraq and Afghanistan, with all likelihood of being involved in a third war in Libya in the near future hence we have to suffer 'austerity measures' to pay for those wars, both illegal and against the will of the people.
But hold on a minute. Let's backtrack to the Wikipedia definition.'In economics, austerity is when a government reduces its spending and/or increases user fees and taxes to pay back creditors. Austerity is usually required when a government's fiscal deficit spending is believed to be unsustainable.'
This definition is clearly the government line but as pointed out above, surely the debt owed is to the people by the bankers who the people have given billions of their taxes to already?
It should be clear to anyone at this stage that the banksters, with the full cooperation of our governments, are literally fleecing us and forcing us into 'austerity', hence the assumption must be made that it is the banks who are really in control, not only of our economies, but also of our governments. This is nothing more than a simple but logical conclusion to come to for anyone with the ability to think.
Let's look at the definition of 'austerity program' or a 'program of austerity measures':'A program of economic controls aimed at reducing current consumption so as to improve the national economy esp. by increased exports.'
As far as I'm aware, neither Ireland nor Britain could possibly export anywhere near enough goods to compensate for the fraudulent 'deficit' in their respective budgets. However, there is one major export which Britain has a major stake in and that is high tech military equipment, for use in wars, which are used to justify 'austerity measures'.
So, if we've already bailed out the banks with billions of our tax money then what are the ever increasing taxes, new taxes and government spending cutbacks really about?
I would hazard a guess that the government would say they have to borrow from those same banksters we've bailed out to keep the economy going. So in effect we're now borrowing our own money back from the very same bankers we loaned the money to in the first place and that we're borrowing it to purchase military hardware to enable us to keep conducting wars on sovereign states who have never attacked us.
These wars will be continuous and I've no doubt will spread further afield into the wider regions of North Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
How much austerity will people put up with in the name of fighting a phoney 'war on terror'
, 'war on drugs'
or indeed the latest fad to be dreamed up by health authorities, the 'war on obesity'
If we carry on down the path of continuous military conflict across the world the last war mentioned, the 'war on obesity' will be the only war we're likely to win as the ordinary people of the western world begin to lose the financial security to enable them to feed their families.
You see folks the war is ultimately on us, the ordinary people. We are to be forced into severe and long term austerity to bring about the slave states which the New World Order control freaks wish to bring about; their 'Brave New World' where they'll live like kings as we struggle for survival and die off with ever increasing rapidity until they have just enough of us left to pander and grovel to their every whim and desire.
It won't be a 'Brave New World' for any of us under never ending 'austerity'.
We've got to start saying 'NO TO AUSTERITY!'
or life will be a living hell for the future of humanity.