a reply to: theNLBS
Thank you for presenting the information in a balanced, fair and logical way, without resorting to any form of mockery of those who have concerns
regarding this actual, real & true, very true, conspiracy.
I must admit I haven't enjoyed previous episodes, but this one was balanced - the guy from London has his head screwed on by the look of things.
He's right - in Britain, we consider TV licensing to be totally normal. When we move home, as you do, you sort out your utility bills. We pay for
water services (around $60 per month, to pipe water to us & treat sewage, etc), we pay for gas & electric, either by monthly debit from our account,
or by using tokens for pay as you go meters. We also sort out our TV license. It's no big deal - only around $300 per year. Trouble is, barely
anything worth watching gets made from those funds (unless you are really into home makeover or antique collection programmes). You really do need to
have a full 'cable/satellite' TV subscription service - or at least Freeview - to have anything worth watching (it's best if you can afford the
boxes with which recordings can be made). So you end up paying $300 a year for one channel, and £500 a year for 300 channels.
It really is NLBS, but we've become complacent.
Sadly, we are muzzled & watched - we're basically walking on eggshells. Without the right connections, or the Universe on your side, you really
don't stand a chance of getting anything but a 'just about scraped through it' sort of life these days. Times past, you had a blue collar job, you
were respected & you showed respect in turn - you worked your shifts, your wife perhaps worked part-time & looked after the kids - you had your
mortgage, two cars, and a holiday once a year. Reasonable, dignified.
Now? It's fecking horrendous. People really, really, really struggle to even have enough funds to merely rent a house. And anyone who lives in
social housing, who happens to have a 'spare' bedroom (even if it's needed because you're disabled, and your adapted living aids are stored in
that room) must pay a scrape-back tax, literally known as the 'bedroom tax', which screws money out of the very poorest people in society - at least
$40 a month; when you're on the breadline, that can be the difference between eating three meals a day / heating your home in winter, or having to
choose between the two on a day-by-day basis. The current government came to power saying that people with mansions with more than eight bedrooms
would be taxed to raise funds. Then, like a fist to the nose of reality, it was flipped round and the million poorest people had to pay what they
couldn't afford, while those thousands of fat cats with eight bedrooms and ££££££ in the bank sit back on their deckchair catching some rays
with a cocktail in hand, surveying their twenty acres of land & laughing demoniacally.
Unstable living arrangements do not make for good career progress - and with ever more 'streamlined, efficiency optimisation' activity going on in
the corporations (IE - cutbacks & higher workloads, for lower pay), and the near death of anything resembling a useful Trade Union, all makes for a
serious, serious problem. We were told by our media last year that rather than the traditional four classes (working, middle, upper, aristocracy),
there are now at least seven, perhaps eight. Young people with a university degree, who can't find work in their chosen profession, who end up
working in customer care call centres / low-paid technician roles (etc) make up one particular class, can't remember what BS name they gave it.
These days, the kids aged 18-25 are unlikely to be able to purchase a home of their own until they are 35-40 years old. And they will have to work
until they're 80 to pay it off. Retirement at a dignified 65 years old? No chance. My landlord is a firefighter, and they've just been told that
unlike the old arrangements, where they retired at the sensible age of 55, after dedicated & heroic service for thirty years or more - they now have
to work until they're 65 before they receive their pension.
If you were in a house fire, would you want a 65 year old man carrying you down the 40 foot ladder, after his 40 years of back-breaking labour? Of
course not. But that is the absolute truth of what's happening in this country, in a nutshell. Those who graft, who create the substrate of society
upon which all else rests, are being totally, totally screwed over, repeatedly, then threatened covertly, stealth-taxed into deep poverty, forced to
play along 'or else'. Unions have pretty much died out, and anyone below the age of 35 is almost guaranteed to be living in abject poverty in their
'golden years', unless they are counted amongst the lucky, with circumstances & opportunities to prosper. And if you prosper, you can guarantee
that everything you saved will be taken from you one way or another - either by the fees when you need care at the end of life, or by taxation on the
estate you leave behind. The beast must be fed, and it's very, very hungry.
Sad, sad situation, & it's getting more & more absurd...
Back to the related subject of TV licences funding the BBC - I'm getting to the point where I think that the BBC is just another arm of MI5. Last
month, for the very first time, camera crews were allowed into GCHQ (our version of the NSA). On the monitors overhead the office space, was a full
globe image from Google Earth (as though they'd use Google Earth, but there we go), and on the other monitor, the BBC 24hr news channel was rolling,
with subtitles to be read as the news items are read out by the presenters. I think it was a hint - there were a few other tidbits in the piece
In order to balance this out a little: Yes, we're being broken down & effectively trained for slavery & deprivation - but in many ways, currently,
we are very fortunate, in terms of certain systems that are in place to protect those who fall on hard times. We also seem to have a fairly
well-organised & dedicated 'moral backbone' within much of the armed forces & Intelligence communities. However, sadly, due to constant
desensitisation through goat-head, idiotic, vulgar & diabolical media, we are looking to lose the necessary critical mass of 'right standing, true
patriots' within the next 10-30 years (if the world doesn't roll into WW3 before then).
Personally, I'm thankful for my current situation, and I feel quite conflicted now, as I reach the end of this comment. I do love much about our
nation, but God knows we need a meritocracy instead of an autocracy / sham democracy.
Argh! The world is broken; who 'ya gonna call? Them spooky little gremlin bastards are everywhere.