Thursday, September 6, 2012

What every politician should know

Peace wrapped canvas print - art by Anne Vis
Less than a week to go to the elections in the Netherlands.
And I still haven't heard any of the politicians about the cause of the crisis and how to manage it.
And the population seems to buy into the idea that we have to cut government deficits by raising taxes and most other costs of living.
Meantime, the plundering goes on: in the world of banking it is business as usual and while the politicians are lying about just anything that comes out of their mouth, the banksters keep filling their pockets.

However, there are positive sounds coming from people who use common sense.
I just found that Tegenlicht, a Dutch documentary program, will issue a broadcast on the banking crap on September 17. How convenient to do that right AFTER the elections ... (and we'll have to see what they cover. The announcement that their main guest is Wellink, the previous head of the Dutch Bank, is not very promising.)
One of the guests on the site posted a comment about Perfected Economy (site seems to be still under construction, but you can find very useful information already). In Dutch there is also a site with information: Holland4MPE.
What they say is basically the same as what Positive Money in the UK is promoting, and what I mentioned in several previous posts. The process in which private banks can create money out of thin air should be stopped (and as far as I'm concerned immediately, no minute to waste).
This has to be NUMBER ONE, top priority on the list for politicians.

The role of the media in this is verging on being criminal. A journalist has the obligation to inform the public, not to deceive. It is time that journalists start to ask the real questions.
This affects real lives of real people!
BBC had something that was almost hilarious if it was not so sad: they mentioned that the amount of children in poverty has diminished. Great accomplishment. Except: they calculated the amount based on a percentage of what the average person has as income. The point is that everybody else got so much poorer ...
British humor, can't beat it!

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