Sunday, April 29, 2007

More Big Lies by Louis Evan Palmer

They lie softly, they lie boldly, they steal everything we own.

It's called "globalization" but it could more accurately be called "gobblezation" characterized as it is by greed and waste and self-serving urgency.

to seize upon eagerly
To devour in greedy gulps.
To take greedily; grab:
To eat greedily or rapidly.

to extend to other or all parts of the globe
growth to a global or worldwide scale
make worldwide

To devour the world or its resources in greedy gulps
To greedily or rapidly grab & extend to other or all parts of the globe

It's called "privatization" but it really should be called "piratization" because it is bold theft characterized by phony logic served with platitudes and violence or threat of violence.

any plunderer, predator, etc.
to commit piracy upon; plunder; rob.
One who preys on others; a plunderer.

to transfer from public or government control or ownership to private enterprise
changing something from state to private ownership or control
The conversion of a public enterprise to a private enterprise.

To plunder public enterprise while converting it to private ownership or control
To prey on public or state assets and take private ownership or control of them

The forces of gobblezation and piratization are rushing to prevail before the rest of the world wakes up and starts to effectively oppose them. Timing is crucial; once you lose the war, it's typically a long time before you can again challenge the "winner" and then the challenge can be very costly and painful.

One of the key things to wake up to is the fact that all the official statements and pronouncements and rationales are a massive web of lies, each lie supporting the other in a vast edifice of misstatement, deception and amorality.

The misrepresentations are at the stage where they are collossal and continuous. World leaders are killed, some in broad daylight, and it's explained away in a blizzard of officious half-truths and outright falsehoods. Billions of dollars is stolen or misappropriated and it too is explained away or covered up, ideally it never sees the light of day and stays unknown and hidden away. There's no point in trying to pick out the bits of truth riddled throughout the rotting mass of falsehood. A truth that rests on a lie is a lie. A truth that is supported by a lie is a lie.

The first step in righting a society is in calling things by their true name - a lie is a lie, theft is theft, murder is murder. We have to start over from the beginning without preconceptions or stakeholders - just a pure intent and good will.

More Big Lies, The Way It Can Be, Louis Evan Palmer,
Copyright 2007 Louis Evan Palmer lives in Ontario Canada. His short stories have been published in numerous publications.



Brenda said...

First I've seen of this wonderful blog, thanks.

Could you say more about some of the claims made here? Which world leaders, what billions? And how do we fight such enormous power? How do we escape Orwells vision of the future of "a boot stamping on a human face - forever"?

The Way It Can Be said...

brenda.. thanks.. here goes..

in the US, there's the 2-3 trillion declared "missing" by Rumsfeld the day before 9-11..

worldwide, there's the billions that organized crime is laudering into various economies.. couldn't happen without collusion..

in IRAQ, massive fraud & theft.. also, in all war zones..

it really goes on and on..

how to fight it?

I think it has to be organic, focused on economics -- boycotts, marches, media cmapaigns.. a large well-run advocacy group is effective (like CodePink)..

It has to be long-term and ever vigilant.. it has to be political and economic..

South Korea has many lessons for us in how to protest.. they are the masters..