Friday, 24 June 2016

Post-Brexit Vote Aftermath

So, the British referendum happened and the voting public voted 51.9% in favour of exiting the festering dungheap that is the European Union. Immediately, those in the remain camp leapt into hysterics claiming that the pound was facing an imminent collapse because it took a dip. However, this, as with almost everything the remain camp have said, turned out to be nothing but pure scare mongering and outright lies. It is true that the pound took a dip, however, the British economy was still doing much better than previous months this year, as well as previous years.

Moreover, the pound was already beginning to recover the same time as all this doomsday prophesying was taking off. All this shows is an over correction to a market that predicted the wrong results. However, the more worrying thing was that the result of the referendum brought out the authoritarianism of all the liberals who voted to remain. I have read comments by incensed leftists who literally argued that we should have no say over matters such as this. They are literally arguing that the elites know what is best for us, and that certain categories of people should not even be allowed to vote in diatribes eerily similar to the speeches of Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini.

In other words, liberals who pay lip service to things such as democracy have basically revealed themselves to be closet fascists. We effectively have a generation of privileged adults who are terrified of not being ruled over. I always find it amazing how so many people who extol the virtues of democracy suddenly turn into authoritarians when they don't like the results. Of course, we do not live in a democracy. We live in an oligarchic kleptocracy where we merely pick who rules over us and robs us blind. I'm truly amazed and horrified at the amount of people who think that authoritarianism and centralised economic planning are good things. Have so many people truly never studied history? Have they not read of the horrors that resulted from the dark years of communism, socialism, and fascism? Are people so truly ignorant of history and the basic laws of economics? Have people seriously not read a single history book in their entire lives?

The elites absolutely do not know what is best for you. They absolutely care nothing whatsoever about you. They have nothing but pure and unadulterated contempt for you and everything you represent. You are nothing to them. You exist solely as an abstraction. A number on a spreadsheet. A variable in their equations. The only person who should get to decide how to run your life is YOU. Why do you think the elites are squirming? It's because they thrive on authoritarianism and centralised economic planning. Political power is a drug more addictive than cocaine, and these are the two things that keep the parasites in power. Institutions such as the EU serve nobody but the elite at the expense of the common man. There is no single example that goes against this. There is not one. Every single time in history authoritarianism and centralised economic planning have been tried, every single time they have led to utter disaster. The only difference between the EU and more totalitarian forms of authoritarianism is the amount of time it takes to bankrupt and destroy society.

To quote Rod Serling: “You walk into this room at your own risk, because it leads to the future. Not the future that will be, but one that might be. This is not a new world; it is simply an extension of what began in the old one. It has patterned itself after every dictator who has ever planted the ripping imprint of a boot on the pages of history since the beginning of time. It has refinements, technological advances, and a more sophisticated approach to the destruction of human freedom. But like every one of the super states that preceded it, it has one iron rule: logic is an enemy and truth is a menace… This is Mr Romney Wordsworth in his last 48 hour on earth. He’s a citizen of the state but will soon have to be eliminated. Because he’s built out of flesh and because he has a mind… Any state, any entity, any ideology that fails to recognise the worth and dignity and rights of man; that state is obsolete.
Instead of authoritarianism and centralised economic planning, we need devolution of power, and the freedom to engage in whatever voluntary interactions we like. There are only two laws that we need: (1) do not initiate force/violence against non-aggressors, and (2) keep your word when you make a voluntary arrangement with somebody. Nobody should have a say over how your run your life unless you consent.

Leaving the EU won't magically fix all the problems we are facing, but it is absolutely and at every level a step in the right direction. Already, there are talks of referendums in the Netherlands, France, and Italy. The Brexit vote is also likely to strengthen the position of the Swiss, who have voted against the 'free movement of peoples' that the EU wishes to impose on them. This is a massive crimp in the plans of the globalist elites. We need to keep hacking away at the remaining bureaucracy. Whilst the motivations for doing so aren't good, nevertheless, Northern Ireland and Scotland are talking of holding referendums about leaving the UK. However, more work is needed. Power needs to be devolved to more local governments. The house of lords should be replaced with a wholly elected body, and we should abolish the monarchy.

We also need to get rid of central banking. Central banks are the agents of special interests, whose job is to rob the population blind in order to prevent the bankruptcy of those who should, in fact, go bankrupt. They are responsible for artifical credit-induced bubbles that keep regularly tanking the economy. They keep printing tons of money and giving it to the banks, et al. which devalues the currency. (They don't describe it like that, of course, because printing money is the last resort of failing economic empires and banana republics). They keep setting interest rates artificially low, which distorts market signals and leads to malinvestment. We instead need to allow competition between banks and to resort to sound currency, i.e. gold and silver.

We also need to hack away at the massive amounts of regulations that exist in our country. Leftists insist we need regulations to protect us from 'greedy' corporations. However, it is big businesses, corporations, and other special interest groups who lobby government to pass these regulations, because they are the ones who stand to benefit the most. Why do you think they exclusively back politicians who support regulation? The idea that recessions are the result of de-regulation is provably false. The number of regulations have only increased. Secondly, recessions are caused by very specific government regulation, i.e. artificial credit-induced bubbles caused by money printing and artificially low interest rates. Moreover, the government makes far more in taxes than businesses do in profits.

We'd also need to massively cut back on government spending. Foreign wars and massive corporate welfare programs are an expense that the general public cannot afford. MP salaries and expenses could also stand to be massively reduced. If we do all this, we can then start to do other things, like lower taxes. Contrary to the political myth, the poor DO pay taxes, and they pay into a system that robs them of consent on how that money is spent and punishes their economic success. Once we did all that and economic conditions improved, people would no longer be so dependant on public welfare programs. We could scale back benefits and turn the NHS into a free market healthcare system similar to Switzerland's fairly easily. But hey, what do I know. I've only spent most of my life studying history and economics.

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