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UK stuck in dysfunctional feudal oligarchic mire

Postby Fulub-le-Breton » Sun Aug 25, 2013 1:44 pm

UK stuck in dysfunctional feudal oligarchic mire: http://www.newsnetscotland.com/index.php/scottish-opinion/7912-uk-stuck-in-dysfunctional-feudal-oligarchic-mire Don't we know it! Cornish comments on the Scottish blog welcome.

Over the last weeks, we have discovered even more insidious aspects of the Westminster system which further confirm its status as an anachronistic, feudal relic which should have been abolished centuries ago.

Reports concerning 'Prince' Charles' secret veto and his planting of moles in Whitehall raise serious questions about royal political interference, why there is not an enforceable clear delineation and separation of powers in a written UK constitution, and whether it will ultimately compromise his status as 'King'.

There are repeated confirmed instances where Charles has lobbied David Cameron and other ministers to protect and promote his business interests, like the Duchy of Cornwall. Whether or not we ever know the content these meetings, or what is in the letters Charles' lawyers are trying so hard to keep secret from FOI requests, any pretence that the Monarchy does not deeply involve itself in policy has been obliterated, with no constitutional means to enforce a separation.

Helpfully, the former education minister Tim Laughton explained that there was nothing sinister about his democratic-precept-demolishing encounters with 'Prince' Charles, and that the youth should be grateful that he even 'bothers to care' about them.

This outrage expressed by this royal correspondent as to whether the Windsors have dubbed Kate Middleton a 'Duchess' and/or a 'Princess', or even care further demonstrates that this archaic UK system of conferring status is as socially divisive and non-meritocratic as it is irrelevant.

Apologists for the royal 'system' have held that the Monarchy is a harmless source of stability, and thereby the legitimate head of state in the UK and many commonwealth countries. A closer appraisal of what the Monarchy actually is demonstrates the rickety legitimacy which prevents UK citizens from choosing their head of state.

It is becoming increasingly apparent that the Monarchy is simply a tax-payer subsidized family, who own castles and lands throughout the UK, many of them doubling as for-profit businesses. An effective centuries-long propaganda campaign, which often involved burning 'heretics' for 'treason', has convinced much of the British public that the 'Royal' family is worthy of greater reverence than any other human being, and therefore divinely entitled to their possessions, businesses, and status.

Massively expensive commemorative ceremonies are held to bolster this myth, even while there is destitution throughout the country. 'Popularity' of the Monarchy is perceived to be justification for its archaic status it holds as a constitutionally ill-defined head of state in what is supposed to be a democracy.

UK 'Parliamentary supremacy' is already dead in practice. It needs to be unceremoniously buried, and replaced with a political system where popular sovereignty actually means something.

The existence of the Monarchy, and the accompanying status for everyone else as 'subjects' rather than 'citizens', boldly declares to all that some people are born better than others, that 'royal' or 'aristocratic' blood inherently confers some kind of genetic and social superiority, and that subjects should 'obey' their social betters because…well...Monty Python explained it best.

The Monarchy is the pedestal of the aristocratic / oligarchic regime Westminster has become, however endearing members of the Royal family might be.

The House of Lords is an unelected, unaccountable, theocratic, feudal institution with conflict-of-interest in its DNA. We have absolutely no idea what role they play, other than to slow the adoption of Commons legislation. Many Lords have other 'jobs' like being a head of an energy company, routinely exploiting their contacts and status for personal enrichment.

This is all done with a total lack of transparency, and no means to permanently expel manifestly corrupt 'Lords'. As the embodiment of aristocratic privilege and feudalism, we really have no idea how far the House of Lords has gone in hindering, rather than encouraging, the development of a true democratic system in the UK.

Upon independence, Scotland is not bound to maintain any of these feudal dysfunctional institutions. Scotland has a blank constitutional slate. Scotland can create the office of an elected President, with all of the constitutional functions of the head of state, with Elizabeth remaining uniquely the nominal head of state for the remainder of her reign. She would be constitutionally banned from playing any role inconsistent with full popular sovereignty.

At the end of her reign, Scots can hold a referendum to decide whether to embrace Charles as their 'King' and head of state, or opt to transfer the head of state function to the President of Scotland, thus completely de-feudalizing the Scottish state.

This is all possible, given that aristocratic privilege can be abolished in a written constitution and Scots will live in a true democracy when these traditionally oppressive and non-egalitarian institutions are laid to rest.

Then Scotland can get down to the business of ascertaining whether those who were until recently landowning 'aristocracy' are legally entitled to hold title to their property, assuming they actually have 'legal' title. Under the UK aristocratic system, many lands in Scotland are registered in offshore accounts, so whether they 'own' the land if they are not registered in Scotland would need to be ascertained. Determinations can be made as to the historical circumstances of their acquisition, or whether these landowners have traditionally treated their fellow man in such ways which could disqualify them from continued ownership.

Anyone still considering voting 'no' to independence should envision this; watching Charles take the coronation oath ceremony in Westminster Abbey sometime in the next 15 years, perhaps when he is in his 80's, promising the Archbishop of Canterbury to uphold the Protestant religion, repress Catholicism, and 'rule' over Scotland, voiced over with a pompous BBC accent making meaningless and insufferable observations. Is that what you want for the inauguration of a future head of state in an independent Scotland?

While Westminster looks to remain submerged forever, voting 'yes' in September 2014 can definitively extract Scotland from feudal miredom.

Maybe it won't be forever. Maybe watching Scotland set up a fair and egalitarian system of governance from south of the border might induce them to say, 'Hey, we can do that too'. R-UK citizens can decommission the Monarchy and the House of Lords, and make the House of Commons into a vibrant representative democratic institution underpinned by written constitution with well-defined powers for Wales, England, and Northern Ireland.

An English parliament could be established to balance out the new federal system. There could be residency requirements so that MP's would actually be from the area they represent, rather than a London apparatchik named to a safe seat of a constituency they never heard of. Also, they can be constitutionally bound to represent the interests of their constituents, rather than those of banks, hedge funds, fracking companies, and military contractors.

It won't come from Westminster though, it will have to be the English, Welsh, and Northern Irish people getting together, to establish a fair balance of powers and taxation for the r-UK which is satisfactory to all nations into the future, enshrined in a written r-UK constitution.

I can always dream, can't I?
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Re: UK stuck in dysfunctional feudal oligarchic mire

Postby factotum » Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:51 pm

Which just makes me wonder why the English, not to mention the Cornish haven't followed the Scots example and established and voted in parties that actually represent their needs and aspirations. Clearly they somehow enjoy being ruled over and talked down to, by upper-class twits. Problem for Cornwall though ... abolish the monarchy and duchy and all you're left with is "West Devon", how are you going to get out of that one?
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Re: UK stuck in dysfunctional feudal oligarchic mire

Postby GrahamHart » Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:07 pm

Which party represents you Keith, seeing there is no difference between any of them. I think we an all agree on that. "Party". An interesting word. Think of it as a House Party and its the only party in town, but you don't like the prats that are there. You are then with one choice. Stay, or leave and start your own.

I've quit your criminal corporate party and now govern MYSELF. And when around 3% of the population do the same, we can kiss goodbye the rotten system that governs the masses now...and govern YOURSELVES. It's about time we grow up and take responsibility for our own lives, instead of being nannied by the evil corporations who are "look after you" now.
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Re: UK stuck in dysfunctional feudal oligarchic mire

Postby factotum » Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:50 am

You and who's army Graham? They've got an army what have you got? How do you intend to 'look after yourself' (and hopefully also you friends and family etc.) when they control all the land and resources. Where do you get your 3% from? Three percent in open revolt would be crushed before tea time. They wouldn't even need an army, a few coppers with big sticks could take care of 3%, but if push comes to shove they'll do whatever it takes. But at a more realistic level, three percent of Cornish people is about the size of the MK vote, and a fat lot of use that is. Plaid in Wales otoh get a respectable vote share, and of course the SNP have a majority in Scotland and after several years in power have actually increased in popularity.
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Re: UK stuck in dysfunctional feudal oligarchic mire

Postby Fulub-le-Breton » Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:47 pm

I've quit your criminal corporate party and now govern MYSELF


What do you mean by this Graham? What do you do differently today? have you stopped paying income tax, council tax, TV licence, national insurance, road tax etc? Have you stopped claiming any benefits that you might have been entitled to? Do you still use the National Health Service? Have you and your family stopped using all state services - education for example - for that matter? What bills have you stopped paying? What food stuffs, consumer products and public utilities do you produce yourself now? Have you closed your bank or Post Office accounts? Do you still use money? Have you destroyed all your forms of ID, passport etc? Can you give me some concrete examples of your rebellion and self-governance? How have you made yourself freer than the rest of us?
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Re: UK stuck in dysfunctional feudal oligarchic mire

Postby GrahamHart » Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:16 pm

Guys - This subject is far too complex for a forum discussion. However, I would be more than happy to set up a Skype conference to explain. Pm me if you're up for it and we will arrange a suitable time.
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Re: UK stuck in dysfunctional feudal oligarchic mire

Postby Fulub-le-Breton » Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:30 am

Sorry Graham I want some concrete answers not an offer for a chat via skype. You should be able to provide some examples.
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Re: UK stuck in dysfunctional feudal oligarchic mire

Postby factotum » Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:54 pm

Fulub, I've asked him more than once. You can't expect people to abandon the existing systems, even if they believe they are outright evil, unless you first provide alternatives. This is not easy, but neither is it impossible. It requires detailed understanding of the system (legal, financial, political ...) as it really operates, not some pie-in-the-sky, mythical Magna Carta nonsense (not what you're told at school, and repealed long since, etc. etc.) together with constant vigilance against creeping co-option. As far as I can see, he's identified problems but has really no idea regarding solutions. Like if we all take our savings out of the banks where can we put them where they're reasonably safe yet available to those in the community who could make positive use of the capital? And so on ...
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Re: UK stuck in dysfunctional feudal oligarchic mire

Postby GrahamHart » Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:30 pm

I am not prepared at this juncture to spend buckets of time writing to such a small audience. You'll have to wait for the detail. Besides, I've provided masses of info already. If you are really interested, research what I've already posted.
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Re: UK stuck in dysfunctional feudal oligarchic mire

Postby factotum » Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:34 pm

I admit things have gone rather quiet around here of late, where then is your Big Audience Graham?
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Re: UK stuck in dysfunctional feudal oligarchic mire

Postby GrahamHart » Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:32 am

By using music and film of my own making and to try and show intelligent people like yourself, and hope they teach the masses to see through this magnificent scam. It is also extremely important that I live by example to prove there's remedy to reject the perpetrators of the world's evil elite without retribution. I'm working on it and will show you that proof as soon as I can, but it takes time. In the meantime, watch his clip from 4:25 to 18:30. I think you'll agree, it's pretty indisputable.

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Re: UK stuck in dysfunctional feudal oligarchic mire

Postby GrahamHart » Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:44 am

By using music and film of my own making and to try and show intelligent people like yourself, and hope they teach the masses to see through this magnificent scam. It is also extremely important that I live by example to prove there's remedy to reject the perpetrators of the world's evil elite without retribution. I'm working on it and will show you that proof as soon as I can, but it takes time. In the meantime, watch his clip from 4:25 to 18:30. I think you'll agree, it's pretty indisputable.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZHU8NHI ... SJULdRhH1Y
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Re: UK stuck in dysfunctional feudal oligarchic mire

Postby factotum » Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:46 pm

I think the problems have been pretty well publicised over many years. Trouble is, without an action plan to bring about change all most people will do, indeed all the really can do, is shrug their shoulders and carry on as usual. Typically British.
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