In the olden days, the Lord of the Manor lived in his Manor House and protected it with walls and a moat. These days the rich and powerful have more sophisticated tools to control the peasants. They have spin and propaganda. They can influence beliefs on a grand scale, using many psychological tools. It is done through many channels, that we call the media. This isn’t new, it’s been done for many years and can have disastrous results. Hitler demonized the Jews with propaganda, here in the UK it can be anyone who claims welfare benefits. Now though, it seems almost no one is safe; even bankers are demonized for giving themselves bonuses! Where will it all end? (more…)
30, June 2012 | Categories: psychology, Ramblings | Tags: Adolf Hitler, bankers, benefit scrounging scum, elitism, influence, Jews, Lord of the Manor, Manor House, power, propaganda, social media, spin, United States, World War II | 6 Comments
David Cameron pledged his government would “turn around the lives of the 120,000 most troubled families” by the next election as he said his broken society analysis is “back at the top of my political agenda.”
“I’m not satisfied that we’re doing all we can. I want us to look at toughening up the conditions for those who are out of work and receiving benefits … and speeding up our efforts to get all those who can work back to work.”
Typical Tory, get tough on the poorest in society. I have seen people who are mentally ill refused benefits that they are entitled to. Is that fair? Is it right that the medical examinations should be done by a foreign company? (more…)
23, August 2011 | Categories: Ramblings | Tags: a general lack of opportunity for the majority, bankers, consultants, crap television, Dale Winton, dodgy politicians, East Enders, human resources, mobile phones, out-sourcing, poor education, social exclusion, speed humps and cameras, the sun newspaper | 2 Comments
I agree with David Cameron! Is that flying pigs I see?
26, July 2011 | Categories: Ramblings | Tags: bankers, David Cameron, expenses scandal, police, politicians, Prime Minister, sorry episode of phone hacking, the financial crisis, the press | 2 Comments