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Only an independent Wales can be prosperous

An independent prosperous Wales

When asked about independence the majority of Welsh people will reply something to the effect that it would be nice but not practical from an economic perspective.

The belief persists that an independent Wales is simply not affordable and we remain dependent on the generosity of the UK state.

But what if the opposite were true? Fact is, the opposite is true.

This following article will explain:

  1. why Wales remains a poorer nation in the UK;
    2. why the world in general has been in a state of economic decline over the past few decades;
    3. how an independent Wales could catapult itself into being the most prosperous country in the world.

Why Wales is the poor man of the UK

Despite gaining some powers through the devolution settlement in 1997, many of the powers needed to transform and invigorate the Welsh economy remain in Westminster and Brussels. We are still shackled to a single currency controlled by the Bank of England with its disastrous monetary policies.

The powers of the Welsh government are similar to a county council but with a wider remit and larger budget. It presides over an allowance of around 15 billion pounds allocated by Westminster each year.

However, we continue to be drained of financial and natural capital by contracts awarded to firms outside of Wales. Public transport and renewable energy exploitation are just two examples of this continuous drain.

Like county councils, the Welsh government is prohibited from stemming this outflow by EU and UK laws, such as the misnamed ‘best-value’ procurement regulations. They require contracts to be awarded to foreign firms that can under-bid local companies due to their scale and ability to leverage debt.

Hence, every year countless sums of money are sucked out of the Welsh economy. They show up as profits for big business and shareholders in London, Frankfurt, and other financial centers around the world.

The result is a booming southeast England while the rest of Britain has to tighten its belt.

The problem is systemic and can only be changed when the Welsh people have the power to alter how the system works. Yet our power as a democratic nation to make laws and improve the nature of the economy are extremely restricted, indeed almost non-existent.

Wales needs a system where taxes are collected and spent in Wales through a combination of nationalisation and awarding of contracts to Welsh companies. By keeping the money flow within the nation the economy is strengthened, not weakened and drained as it is today.

In essence, Wales needs the same powers and privileges that England currently enjoys with its seat of political power in London. Until that happens, Wales will remain a ‘poor man’ of the UK.

Why the world is in economic decline.

BBC produced a report a few months ago highlighting predictions by ‘economic experts’ that the next generation would have reduced prospects and suffer a lower standard of living than the previous generation. What was most astounding about this report was that there was no analysis of why we were collectively becoming poorer or what could be done about it. It was all presented under the false narrative of TINA – there is no alternative.

So are mainstream media and our political elites deliberately deceiving us or are they just simply ignorant of the facts? A bit of both, but more the latter than the former.

Is ignorance an excuse?

A recent survey of MPs conducted by the Positive Money group in London discovered that over 80% of MPs did not even know where money came from, let alone how the private debt-based system works to impoverish and enslave the majority. For details on this survey see: Shocking igonorance of MPs in Westminster

So why are we becoming poorer in the West with stagnant wages, persistent unemployment, government spending cutbacks and rising costs of living?

A scandal so big few can see it

The reason our economy is going down the tubes is that our money system has been privatised and is now based on debt – debt that extracts non-stop interest payments to the 1% while the rest of us must continuously tighten our belts.

In a nutshell, governments have allowed private banking cartels to fabricate virtually our entire money supply out of thin air (97% in the UK) as credit (their credit, your debt) complete with compound interest payments attached.

Allowing an economy’s money supply to be privatised as interest-bearing debt has a host of undesirable consequences, including:

  • an ever increasing extraction of unearned income from the real economy (the 99%) by the financial economy (the 1%)
  • a growing wealth gap between the few and the many
  • a downward pressure on wages and an upward pressure on prices
  • a scandalous housing price bubble dispossessing a whole generation from secure home ownership
  • the proliferation of cheap disposable goods
  • the collapse of small locally based business and the emergence of exploitative trans-national conglomerates
  • the need to engage in ‘race-to-the-bottom’ export warfare and increasing dependence on external markets and the global economy
  • the replacing of free market economies with rigged markets to serve the few (neo-liberalism)
  • the manifestation of acute public and private dependency on a rogue financial sector that is turning us all into debt-slaves (neo-feudalism)
  • the ‘normalisation’ of a parasitic financial economy that is sucking the life out of the real economy – the one we depend on for sustenance.

The killing fields of debt – a faulty design

We now collectively owe far more money to the banking sector than even exists – in the UK and worldwide.

Let that sink in.

It means we have to continue to be more indebted to keep the system ticking over.

It also means that sooner or later the whole system will collapse. Its own destruction is woven into its DNA. That’s not rocket science. It can be proven mathematically by simple arithmetic.

The consequences of attaching compound interest to virtually the entire money supply is first boom, then bust, then increasing poverty, then collapse.

Look at it another way. If you don’t have any debt and have money in the bank – it simply means that someone else is in debt. In a debt-based economy money only comes into existence when borrowed. That’s insane – but true.

A suicidal system

Ever wondered why we obsess about ‘economic growth’? The economy must continually grow to keep up with the increasing interest payments (or unearned wealth extraction – to call it what it actually is) on virtually everything. The unnecessary cost of interest is woven into the price of everything we need to buy. If the economy stops growing the money system collapses.

So we have the necessity of perpetual economic growth on a finite planet. It’s a completely insane and unjust system that is destroying the biosphere upon which we depend – as well as impoverishing us in the process.

So that is the problem … how do we fix it?

The question is, do we want to address this problem now and fix it?

Or do we want to continue to ignore it until we become so debt-enslaved and poor that violent revolution becomes likely?

Considering that fixing the current private debt-based system with a social credit system is relatively simple, I’d opt for that.

The essence of the change needed is to replace the private debt-based money supply with a debt-free money supply (social credit) for Wales. Simply put: change the rules of the the accounting game so that it favours everyone, not just the 1%.

Objections to sane social credit economics?

Some vested interests might claim that it would be far too complicated and disruptive. It’s not. Money is simply an accounting system, not based on anything of intrinsic value or scarcity. (No international currency is based on anything tangible since US President Nixon took the US dollar off the gold standard in 1971.) Switching from private debt to social credit is simply changing the rules of the game, and setting up institutions, (like a publicly owned and controlled national bank of Wales), to implement the changes.

Timid politicians might object that the banks would never allow their power to be diminished. To counter that objection, just one simple word: democracy. Democracy has always been the struggle of the people to throw off the shackles of those who would bind and oppress us. It is a never ending struggle. Why give up on it now?

As for the details, such as

  • would a debt-free Welsh currency be interchangeable with a debt-based English pound (like the Manx pound is)?
  • would the new currency have a pegged exchange rate or be floated?
  • should this new currency be electronic, or paper/coin, or a combination?
  • should a Welsh currency be backed by precious metals like gold and silver, stored in secure vaults?
  • should there be a range of complementary local currencies to support local economies?
  • should we engage in quantitative easing for the people, reducing and largely eliminating personal debt loads?
  • should we institute a universal basic income to replace the current benefits system?
  • should we start a public investment bank to finance local businesses, inventors and entrepreneurs?

You could answer Yes or No to any of these questions. Either way we would still be far, far better off once we have thrown off the suffocating shackles of debt.

These questions are opportunities that should engage the public and our elected representatives and be decided democratically, A social credit (debt-free) monetary system opens the doors to endless possibilities. All of them good.

But we have to start talking!!

An independent Wales the most prosperous country in the world? Are you kidding?

After many decades of neoliberal capture of discourse in mainstream media and  politics, virtually the entire world suffers the debilitating effects of private debt-based finance. This is particularly true of the “big economies”. Ever wondered why the world’s richest countries are  also the world’s biggest debtors? Now you know why.

Moving to a social credit-based economy would be like removing a growing blood-sucking financial leech off your back. A social credit economy would enjoy a health and vitality never experienced before in living memory. It would leapfrog us ahead of all other national economies burdened with debt.

Wages would be higher and the cost of living and housing would be lower. Goods for export could also be priced to undercut all ‘debt burdened’ economies (not that we would be dependent on exporting anymore).  Problems regarding lack of sufficient funding for education, health and social care would cease to exist.

Tax on earned income could be replaced by tax on unearned income (e.g. bank interest). The Welsh nation in a short span of time could enjoy the greatest income security and standard of living anywhere in the world.

Our biggest problem would be stopping the millions of English trying to move to Wales for the good life. Strict migration controls would be essential 😉 .

Of course our number 1 spot would not last. People all over the world would also demand emancipation from the death grip of debt-based finance. As the chains of debt were removed, other nations would catch up no doubt. We would just have to be content with having led the way, like Moses led the Jews out of slavery in Egypt thousands of years ago.

But some country has got to start the ball rolling. Why not us?

Too good to be true? Do your own research.

If you want to learn more about our current dysfunctional economy you can do some of your own research. Check out some of the links below:

Books

Killing the Host – How financial parasites and debt destroy the global economy

J is for Junk Economics – A guide to reality in an age of deception

Debunking Economics – The Naked Emperor Dethroned?

Interest and Inflation free money – An exchange medium that works for everyone

The Grip of Death – A Study of Modern Money, Debt Slavery and Destructive Economics

Websites

internationalmoneyreform.org

jamesrobertson.com

prosperityuk.com

jubileedebt.co.uk

planetponzi.com

Videos

Plaid Cymru – How the mighty has fallen

The establishment of the National Assembly for Wales (a title that infers it’s an Anglo-British institution gifted to Wales, not a Welsh institution) has possibly been the worst thing to happen to Plaid Cymru.

It has gone from being a Welsh national party fighting for the Welsh nation to a Party of Wales hoping for a greater role in the National Assembly for Wales to serve the ‘people of Wales’ with better government services.

The degradation of Plaid Cymru from the champions of the Welsh nation to regional party operating in Wales is amply evident when comparing election broadcasts of today and back in 1974.

Below is Plaid Cymru’s latest political broadcast in a run up to the Assembly elections on 5 May.

What’s their plan for Wales? Better government services. And hope (they get more votes).

Not a whisper of national aspirations, like our nation, culture, language, freedom, independence.

Not a whisper of how we are being bullied and exploited by Brussels and London.

The words ‘Welsh’ and ‘nation’ have been whitewashed out of their discourse – probably due to a politically correct adherence to multiculturalism and never-ending global political integration.

It appears that Plaid Cymru transformed from our national champions to our smiling undertakers.

To better appreciate the transformation I’m talking about, have a listen to Gwynfor Evans addressing our nation 42 years ago in 1974.

Gwynfor unashamedly refers to ‘us Welsh’ and ‘our nation’.

He reminds us that unlike the English nation, we are an ancient nation with a deep and rich heritage.

He reminds us that its both honorable and our right to fight for freedom – because our freedom was never given away, just brutally robbed from us.

This is the Plaid Cymru I joined many years ago. The Plaid Cymru that was Welsh. The Plaid Cymru that fought for our nation, whatever the odds.

Plaid Cymru was a party that stood on principle. It was a party that could inspire – not bore with vague public administration policies.

It appears that the modern version of Plaid Cymru has got its head stuck so far up the bowels of Assembly committee-land it is beyond redemption.

Which means we need a new Welsh national party unafraid to say it like it is and ‘stick it to the man’.

Given that Plaid Glyndwr has seemed to gone into hibernation, only the voters of Newport West will be given an opportunity to cast an authentic vote for the Welsh nation.

See Sovereign Cymru’ s press release posted below:

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New party Cymru Sovereign calling for Welsh sovereignty from Westminster and the EU standing in the Welsh Assembly elections.

The party, officially established in March 2016, believes that Wales should be a fully sovereign state in the world, out of the control of both the Westminster establishment in London as well as the undemocratic European Union. The party also wants to see a publicly owned Central Bank of Wales and the creation of a debt free Welsh pound currency.

Other policies include a common sense firm but fair points system for immigration in to Wales and the scrapping of the current disastrous local development housing plans. These have seen the Welsh Government admitting on record that they want to build a disproportionate 190,000 new households in Wales ‘for UK needs’ rather than Welsh needs in the next 20 years. Cymru Sovereign urges the need to scrap these plans and instead ensure that new and social housing are built to cater for local needs first and foremost.

The party is putting forward its first candidate, party founder Gruff Meredith in Newport West constituency in the Welsh Assembly elections on May 5th.

More details and the party manifesto can be found on the party’s official website:
cymrusovereign.cymru

Time for a Gold-backed Welsh Pound?

Solution One: Gold-backed Welsh currency

austerity measures protesterThe Welsh economy is receding, hard times are here. Worse is coming, (as with the rest of the UK and the EU). We are in a recession – which means the volume and circulation of money is shrinking.

The Westminster government is doing its part by cutting the budget and shrinking the money supply further. Why be a little sick when we can be easily made even sicker? !#-*(“!!

The Welsh Assembly needs to actually DO something to turn the Welsh economy around – which is not so hard to accomplish when you start messing around with the money supply.

Don’t be alarmed at that suggestion. The money supply has always been messed around with in the UK, at least since 1695 when the Bank of England was established and the National Debt began (and grown ever since).

And even before that, English monarchs used to call in the silver pennies, melt them down, mix in cheaper metal like copper, and then print a whole lot more coins – and keep the “new money” as additional revenue :D.

Money and fiddling the monetary system are two sides of the same coin.

Or to put it in another way:

if you’re not doing the fiddling – you’re the one being fiddled!

We all know that the banks are screwing us (with the support of the Westminster government bailouts). It has been calculated that interest charges woven into the system (essentially a private banker’s tax) increase the prices of goods and services on average by 35% to 40%.

Isn’t it time we democratically turned the tables here in Wales?

There is a wide range of measures the Assembly could take to get the Welsh economy rolling by massaging the money supply, but for the purpose of simplicity I’m going to focus on only one solution today –  a way of fiddling the money supply that is both simple, legal and foolproof – establishing a gold-backed currency for Wales.

And no, it won’t cost Wales a penny. On the contrary it would increase our money stock substantially. It makes us money. Lots of it. Money for nothing – just like the bankers.

Wels gold-backed moneyEstablishing a gold-backed Welsh pound could be easily accomplished by converting the annual block grant (the tax money the Assembly gets back each year from London) of around £15 billion into physical gold, stored in a ‘Welsh Fort Knox’. Then the Assembly simply deposits £15 billion gold-backed Welsh pounds into the Assembly’s bank account as its yearly budget.

In a sense we’ve just doubled our money. A portion of the gold-backed Welsh pounds may leave Wales, but the £15 billion in physical gold bullion will remain :).

Bank of Scotland and Bank of Clydesdale poundsThe Assembly could use it to pay for their services as they normally would with English pounds. Of course, sufficient amounts of paper Welsh pounds would need to meet local demand and use, like the Bank of Scotland and Clydesdale Bank pounds in Scotland.

Okay, that’s interesting, you may say – but how is that going to help the Welsh economy?

I’m glad you asked.

A gold-backed Welsh currency would be the only currency in the EU that is not just backed by toxic bank debt and fabricated, false confidence. It would quickly establish itself as a currency of substance in stark distinction to debt-based fiat currencies that represent liabilities, not assets. (This worthless debt-based fiat money now rules the world as the Euro, the US dollar and Sterling pound – the rot at the centre of our economic system.)

The stature of gold-backed Welsh pounds would give Welsh business the upper hand in business dealings worldwide. After all, would you rather be paid in gold-backed money, or worthless paper representing toxic debt?

Most importantly, a gold-backed Welsh pound would not be prone to a continual devaluing through inflation – a chronic and unavoidable symptom of debt-based currencies like Sterling and the Euro.

If pegged to the Sterling like the Bank of Scotland and the Clydesdale Bank pounds, the volume of Welsh pounds would grow without cost. If floated on the open market, the value of the Welsh pound in relation to Sterling and other world currencies would rise, as would the Welsh economy in general.

However you look at it, establishing a gold-backed currency would immediately place Wales on a sounder economic footing than our two nearest neighbours, England and Ireland.

The only real debate worth having is whether we let the gold-backed Welsh pound float on the open market, or peg it to the English pound. There’s are benefits to both approaches.

Those who would feel obliged through tradition or pressure to oppose a gold-backed Welsh currency would probably repeat the worn-out mantra:

“Mainstream economists don’t agree to returning to the gold standard.”

Given the state of the economy these days there is a good argument for dismissing anything the “mainstream economists” might advise. Mainstream economics have brought us oppressive debt and now austerity misery while stressing out the ecosystem of the planet. Mainstream economics has been thoroughly discredited.

(If you still have any doubts about the credibility of mainstream economics and government fiscal policies, click here for some education.)

I have floated the idea of a gold-backed Welsh currency to a number of ‘non-mainstream’ economists and the only argument against it was from HW, a dyed-in-the-wool British nationalist, who complained it might undermine the sovereignty of the English pound. (Yes, that’s the same HW who once disclosed his fantasy of blowing up the Welsh Assembly so we could go back to direct rule from London.) In short, there are no credible arguments against a gold-backed Welsh currency.

So how much would Wales gain if it started a gold-backed currency?

5 yeqar gold price increase

Over 5 years the price of gold has risen 168% from £399 per ounce to £1,050 per ounce today. Given the increasingly dire state of debt-based economies, the black-hole of swelling debt, and the continuing march to collapse, reason would say that the price of gold will rise exponentially over the next 5 years. Speculators are predicting a 300% to 1000% increase over the next few years.

But just to be very conservative, let’s say that gold slows in price growth to only a 20% increase per annum over the next 5 years. So 15 billion times 3 billion per annum increase equals 45 billion. So even with a conservative estimate an additional £45,000,000,000 (45 billion) would be created for the Welsh economy over 5 years. Or to put it another way, an additional £15,000 for every Welsh man, woman and child.

Mind you, the fact that China along with International Banks world over have been buying and stockpiling gold like crazy over the past year clearly shows that confidence in debt-based money is crumbling and the world economy will continue to collapse. This means we are quickly approaching a spike in gold prices.  Rises to a 1000% or more over the next 5 years is very likely.

How much would a Welsh gold-backed currency gain in this probable event? – an extra £750 billion pounds, or  £250,000 per woman, man and child – or around 1 million pounds  per two child family!

Seems too incredible to believe? You do the sums. It’s not Rocket Science!

That additional funding could be sent directly to all Welsh residents as a Citizen’s Basic Income (without means testing), along with the elimination of council tax.  The effect would be a super-charged Welsh economy.

The unambitious could retire early and live off the interest. Others could go into business on their own. The bottom line is financial freedom for everyone. No debts. Money in the bank.  Good money –  backed by gold.

The  weakest point to adopting a gold-backed currency for Wales would be our lack of border control; our powerlessness to stem a highly probable flood of economic migrants from England and Ireland. To solve that problem we would need an independent Wales, independent of London and Brussels – step two :).

The bottom line is this: given the perilous state of the world economy with chronic recession and inflation, and another six years of ‘austerity’ in the pipeline pushing us towards an impending economic collapse – what have we got to lose? It’s time to think outside of the box. It’s time to do new things.

Albert Einstein once said that the definition of stupidity is doing the same thing over and over expecting different results. That pretty much sums up the Welsh Assembly’s approach to our economy so far. Isn’t it time we stopped being pig-stubborn and stupid? Isn’t it time we did something different? A gold-backed Welsh currency would be a good start!

A new nationalist party for Wales?

The following was taken from an interview in Glowg360.com with English translation inserted.

Plaid genedlaetholgar newydd i Gymru

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New nationalist party for Wales

Mae gan Gymru blaid genedlaetholgar newydd asgell dde sy’n credu mewn creu gwlad annibynnol fydda ddim yn rhan o’r Undeb Ewropeaidd.

There’s a new right-wing nationalist party that believes in creating an independent country that’s not part of the European Union.

Bwriad Plaid Glyndwr yw rhoi dewis arall i genedlaetholwyr sydd yn anghytuno efo dyhead Plaid Cymru am Gymru werdd Sosialaidd.

Plaid Glyndwr intends to offer nationalists, who disagree with Plaid Cymru’s  programme for a green socialist Wales, another choice.

“Mae yna lawer o bobol sy’n Genedlaetholwyr, ond maen nhw’n sibrwd y peth,” meddai Dennis Morris, gŵr 55 oed sy’n byw yn Wrecsam ac yn gyn-aelod o Blaid Cymru.

“There’s a lot of people who are Nationalists but they prefer to keep it quiet”, says Denis Morris, a 55 year old man who lives in Wrecsam and was a former member of Plaid Cymru.

“Does dim byd yn bod ar genedlaetholwyr. Yr oll yr ydan ni eisiau ydy rheoli ein materion ein hunain…tydan ni heb ffurfio Plaid Glyndwr i ladd ar Blaid Cymru, mae ein amcanion ni’n wahanol.”

“There’s nothing wrong with being a nationalist. All we want is to run our own affairs by ourselves … we haven’t formed Plaid Glyndwr to kill Plaid Cymru, it’s just our aims are different.”

Fydd Plaid Glyndwr ddim yn rhannu awch Plaid Cymru at ffermydd gwynt a phaneli solar.

Plaid Glyndwr won’t share Plaid Cymru’s position regarding wind farms and solar panels.

“Mae ganddon nhw’r ffantasi werdd yma, fydda’n wych mewn byd delfrydol. Ond rydan ni mewn dirwasgiad, a dylai swyddi ddod cyn unrhyw bolisïau gwyrdd.

“They’ve got a green fantasy, great in an ideal world. We’re in a tight situation and jobs should come before any green policies.”

“Ar hyn o bryd mae rhoi bwyd ar y bwrdd a thalu’r morgais yn bwysicach. Mae polisïau gwyrdd yn dda i’r amgylchedd ond yn creu ychydig iawn o swyddi.”

“For now the important thing is putting food on the table and pay the mortgage. Green policies are good for the environment but create few real jobs.”

Gwrthwynebu gwladychu

Opposing colonisation

Annhegwch mawr yng Nghymru heddiw yw bod teuluoedd o Loegr yn cael cartrefi ar rent yng Nghymru, ar draul y Cymry eu hunain, yn ôl Dennis Morris.

A big unfairness today in Wales is that a family from England can rent a house in Wales at the expense of the Welsh themselves, explains Dennis Morris.

Mae’n cyfeirio at y stori ddiweddar yn The Guardian am gynghorau Llundain yn chwilio am dai i’w rhentu ym Merthyr Tudful, ar gyfer teuluoedd fydd methu fforddio byw ym mhrifddinas Lloegr pan fydd cwtogi at fudd-daliadau fis Ebrill nesaf.

He refers to the story in The Guardian about London councils looking for houses to rent in Merthyr Tydfil for families that won’t be able afford to live in the capital city of England after cuts to their welfare benefits next April.

“Mae yna 2,000 o bobol ar restr aros [am dŷ] ym Merthyr, ac rwan mae son am drosglwyddo pobol o Lundain i Ferthyr.

“There are 2,000 people on a waiting list for housing in Merthyr, and now there’s talk about tranferring people from London to Merthyr.

“Lle mae’r 2,000 o bobol ym Merthyr i fod i fynd?

“Where are 2,000 people in Merthyr going to go?

“Ond dw i heb weld unrhyw aelod Plaid Cymru yn siarad yn erbyn hyn. Does neb wedi dweud dim.

“But I don’t see any Plaid Cymru member speaking out against it. Nobody has said anything.

“Ac eto yn y dafarn a’r swyddfa bost leol dyma mae pobol yn ei drafod. Mae pawb yn trafod hyn heblaw’r gwleidyddion. Mae hynny’n hollol anghywir.”

“And yet in the local tavern and post office there people are talking about it. Everyone is talking about it apart from the politicians. That’s completely wrong.”

Independent Wales links

websites

welshindependence.net

Welsh Not British

Jack o’ the north

I have recently removed a number of links that has gone dead, or remain in a zombie-like state. That’s the nature of the Internet. I know there could be a lot more links relevant to the desire for Welsh national freedom and independence. If you have any suggestions please leave a comment with a link.

 

 

 

UK court spreads fear and ignorance in jailing tweeter

uk justiceLast week a Swansea university student from Pontypridd was convicted of ‘a racially-aggravated public order offense‘ for making an offense comment on twitter about footballer Fabrice Muamba. The student was convicted and sentenced to 56 days in jail.

There are two disturbing elements to this case.

First, it was not reported on the radio news what the offensive comments were, other than they were deemed by the court to be racist. I have also looked on news sites for the comments but they are not reproduced.

So all we know is that someone was sent to jail for writing something deemed racially offensive by the courts. Not knowing what the courts consider offensive keeps us all ignorant and in fear. Which brings me to my second concern – the punishment.

Racism is a product of ignorance and fear (two qualities that the human species have in abundance). Is sticking the student in jail for 56 days going to enlighten him and make a better, safer society for all? No chance. Much better to get racists to re-examine their beliefs and values and nurture more positive values in themselves and others.

In short, you don’t cure ignorance and fear through corporal punishment (and incarceration is a type of corporal punishment). You don’t cure ignorance and fear by concealing the words that the court found offensive and punishable.

The stupidity of the racist comments are mirrored by the stupidity of the court’s reaction. Ignorance and fear, the breeding grounds of racism have been increased, not diminished.

This case was an ideal opportunity for an open and honest public debate about racism and language deemed to be offensive, and the beliefs that foster those sentiments.

Instead, the UK media and justice system used it to instill further ignorance and fear, revealing the true nature of the UK justice. Its methods of social control compound ignorance and fear – in contradistinction to an open, tolerant, democratic society.

Welsh Water Ripoff

welsh water for walesWater is life and by natural right it belongs to the country it’s found in – but not in Wales. Since 1989 our water has been ‘privatised’.

Crooks, claiming ownership with pieces of paper with numbers and fancy words backed by Banksters, English Law, the police and if need be, the British Army, took exclusive ownership and control of our water resources.

Predictably, things have gone downhill since then. This essential and valuable resource became the plaything of transnational corporate power games. The Welsh nation bowed to this new usurper by paying tribute in the form of sky-high water bills.

By the turn of the century Welsh water’s ‘owner’, Hyder, mismanaged itself into bankruptcy. A hasty Assembly-lead ‘Welsh-solution’ rescue package was cobbled together.

But the facts tell a different story …

Hyder, means ‘confidence’ in Welsh – the name being little short of a confident trick. Hyder was not a Welsh company at all. Not even remotely. (Reports say that Hyder’s bosses insisted employees mispronounce its name as ‘hider’.)  After staggering mismanagement Hyder was flogged off to  Western Power Distribution, an American-controlled conglomerate that picked up our water resources as part of its global public utilities portfolio.

Then the Bansters (NatWest) stepped in to purchase our Water resources using a newly fabricated organisation (which the dummies down in the Assembly were keen to take credit for), It was labeled a “not-for-profit Welsh solution” calling itself Glas Cymru, literally, Blue Wales.

But Glas Cymru’s Welsh credentials are at best window dressing. With regards to its ‘not-for-profit’ spin, the reality is that just about everyone involved makes a tidy profit – except the Welsh.

Glas Cymru’s claimed not-for-profit status is deceitful. Basically, all it means is that the money to bail out Hyder’s inherited debts was borrowed rather than financed through selling shares. This deal now results (2011) in £174 million (or approx. £135 of each and every household water bill) in interest payments every year – essentially a private Bankster’s tax.

In other words, this ‘Welsh solution’ to managing our water now results in a yearly transfer of £174 million from us in Wales to the wealthy banking elites centered in London. And for this privilege all they did was to type a few numbers into a electronic accounts (As we are all coming to realise, borrowed money is fraudelent money created by banks out of nothing at no cost to them.)

This ‘Welsh water solution’ is a scam of mega proportions – but under English law and  slavish Assembly mentality, it’s considered legal and sensible.

The ‘Welsh’ dimension to Glas Cymru is in its selection of members. It was first headed by Lord Burns, a favourite of the Thatcher era (formerly Treasury Permanent Secretary) who as the non-executive chairman (i.e no responsibilities) gets payed £140,000 a year. That was way back in 2002, probably a lot more now. Bob Ayling, below, took over from Lord Burns in 2010.

glas cymru chairman

In addition to the Chairman there are 9 other appointed mainly non-executive directors which is essentially patronage appointments with no responsibility. It’s hard to get a precise figure on how much we are paying them for doing nothing but “Directors’ emoluments” is listed as costing us £1,200,000 in 2011. Divide that by 10 and you get £120,000 each.  To see a list of the latest Glas Cymru “good welshmen” click here.

At Glas Cymru’s inception, “Welsh” Labour was predictably pleased with itself -“I particularly welcome the prospect of Welsh Water being owned once again based, managed and controlled from Wales, based on a principle originated in Wales”, said our then Prif Weinidog Rhodri Morgan.

Although Glas Cymru claims to own and control Welsh water resources, it doesn’t actually run the industry. The real work is contracted out to very-much-for-profit companies.

Although they still use the Dwr Cymru Welsh Water tag, the fact is that the companies squeezing us for profit by supplying us with our own water are not Welsh at all. The business of maintaining the water supply is contracted out to United Utilities, a profit-making English company. Customer service is contracted out to profit-making Thames Water, an English subsidiary of a German-owend conglomerate RWE. Other companies such as Wessex Water also have their fingers in the our water pie.

Unravel the “Welsh not-for-profit” spin and we discover exactly the opposite.

So where was Plaid Cymru “The Party of Wales” when this was all coming about? Should they not have been screaming “bloody murder” from the rooftops and exposing this farce called a ‘Welsh solution’?  Yes, you’d think so … but no, not a murmur. Incredibly, Plaid’s policy on Water was written by a member of Glas Cymru (who also doubled as a member of Plaid). Accordingly, it stated, without any qualification,

We need to recognise that re-nationalisation [of the water industry] is neither feasible or necessarily in the interests of Wales and its various stakeholders.”

What it neglected to point out was that Welsh water resources had never been nationalised in the genuine sense – owned by Wales for the Welsh. ‘Nationalisation’ has always meant controlled by the British State thoroughly dominated by majority English interests. Plaid’s policy also failed to explain who the “various stakeholders” were but we can assume they include the bodies, including members of Glas Cymru, who are pocketing tidy sums of money for their stamp of approval.

With regard to the prospect of Welsh companies managing our own water resources, the paper takes a familiar ploy in talking us down and virtually dismissing Wales’ ability to undertake such operations. “The obstacle”, it stated, “will be in developing a management, technical and systems infrastructure comparable with those developed by incumbent operators.”

No, us Welshies could never manage our own resources as good as the English and Germans do it for us. What demeaning neo-colonialist bunk! – and straight out of a Plaid policy paper!

The policy paper was warmly endorsed by Arweinydd y Blaid Ieuan Wyn Jones who wrote in the forward that the policy paper is “a significant event in the evolution of party policy”. Significant indeed. Who is left to champion natural justice for Wales if not our illustrious  ‘Party of Wales’?

The only saving grace in this policy paper was a meek suggestion that perhaps we should be seeking some return for the water transported to England. Approximately half of all Welsh water resources is exported to England for the grand sum of £0 – dim byd. They get our water, we don’t even get a ‘thank you’ in return.

It’s the British version of free trade – Wales gives, England takes – for free.

Not only that, average domestic water bills in England are substantially lower than in Wales – around £50 less on average. The official excuse for this discrepancy is that it is cheaper to transport Welsh water to England for English consumption than to keep it in Wales for Welsh consumers. Go figure that one out!

If Wales began to charge a fair price of its exported water resources well over £100 million in extra revenue could be generated (or around £100 could be deducted off our annual domestic water charges for every household).

Also, if we cut the Banksters out of their ill-gotten annual take for their fraudulent money creation (i.e. counterfeiting) on a massive scale, our domestic water bills should be close to zero – possibly even get paid a dividend each year.

They call it ‘market rationalisation’. We should call it for what it is – state sanctioned theft on a grand scale.

dwr cymru welsh waterEven if we continued to pay the Bankster’s private tax called interest, a nationalised Welsh Water Industry publicly financed and contracted to Welsh operators, including a fair recompense for our exports, would ensure our domestic water bills could be halved in cost – as well as ensuring a secure economic opportunities for people in our rural communities.

For the sake of our children, if nothing else, it’s time we stared demanding just that.

 

The Great Money Fraud

Or how Wales and the rest of the world is being totally screwed over

These last few weeks we’ve seen panic and turmoil in Euroland as the very future of the European Union is in question over the mounting debt crises in Greece, and other geographically peripheral nations.

The Technocrats have made a bid for power attempting to bring in a new EU treaty that would essentially consolidate power in Brussels to control national government’s expenditures.

In other words, democracy overturned in the name of ‘fiscal responsibility’.

The whole project is a complete sham and fraud. Let me explain why.

Nations of the European Union are like most other nations worldwide these days – they have debts that far outstrip the total supply of money.

How is that possible? Because over 95% of the money supply (around 97.2% in the UK) is debt money, fabricated by the banks out of thin air (fiat currency) as debt to be paid back with interest – for their own profits.

This ridiculous, deceitful and fraudulent system for supplying nations with a money stock is why:

  • we (governments,individuals & companies) are always in debt
  • the average debt per individual rises every year (currently average  £29,532 owed per head in the UK)
  • we have to have forced economic growth every year (until the planet packs itself in)
  • we try to achieve full employment rather than full lives

The list could go on and on because the negative effects of a fraudulent and defective monetary system is almost endless.

So why is Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Ireland in such a debt ridden mess while France and Germany are more solvent?

It’s because of their location, on the edges of the EU transport network.

You see, taking just the Eurozone countries, the ‘free-trade’ the technocrats champion is actually economic warfare.

Because all the countries are saddled with huge unrepayable debts (because that’s where the Euro, indeed all ‘modern money’ comes from) to remain afloat it is essential to achieve a balance of trade in their favour. In other words, to keep their debts serviced they have to get money from elsewhere (sell more than they buy).

France and Germany, being in the centre of this trade zone have a physical advantage to roll out their manufactured products to the peripheral nations. The peripheral nations get the goods and the debt which keeps France and Germany from going under.

In other words, nations like Greece and Italy are helping France and Germany pay the interest on their debts while their themselves become insolvent.

In this debt-based economy, nations must engage in trade balance warfare just to survive.

Mind you, it’s survival just for the winners. There has to be losers in this system. Some one has to end up with more debt than it can keep paying the interest on. The international trade / debt system is like the children’s game Musical Chairs.

In the EU version of Musical Chairs there are a lot less chairs than players. In this latest round, Ireland, Greece, Italy Spain and Portugal have been left standing. And its’ given the unelected technocrats in Brussels all the excuse they needed to have democratically elected leaders in Greece and Italy removed and replaced by ‘Banksters’ – the people most responsible for the problems in the first place.

Listen to Max Keiser’s take on this fiasco below. He’s one of the few economists who dares to break rank and state the obvious. (Reporting from Paris via Moscow – I don’t think any Western media would allow him a voice)

If you think that we’re safe here snuggled up to England – think again.

Cameron rejected the new EU’s anti-democratic treaty – which was good – but for all the wrong reasons. He admitted (boasted even) that he wanted to protect the interests of the financial elites that make London their home. Some of the biggest crooks in the banking world, fraudulently bilking billions from the system live in London, protected by the UK establishment.

Not only is there no protection for Wales staying in the UK, we’re almost guaranteed to go down the tubes if we don’t get off this growing debt whirlpool and return to a sound monetary system – debt free Wales.

Here’s a glimpse of the latest statistics I gleaned from the Bank of England statistics:

UK Money Supply Autumn 2011

Personal debt

  • average household debt (including mortgages) £55,795
  • average owed by each adult £29,532
  • average intererst paid per houshold per year £2,440

——————–
total mortgage debt: £1,242 billion
total credit/loan debt: £209 billion
total personal debt: £1,451 billion
total commercial debt:  £1,241 billion
total Pubic (government) debt: £974 billion
——————-
total debt: £3,666 billion (or 3.666 trillion)
——————
notes and coins (debt free money): £61 billion (or 2.8% of the total money supply)
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total money supply: £2,132 billion
total money owed:   £3,666 billion
shortfall:          £1,534 billion

That’s right, the UK owes 1.5 trillion pounds more than there even exists. Talk about a black-hole debt!

In other words, if every English pound in existence went to pay outstanding debts, there would not be a penny left in any account – business, personal, or the governments – and we’d still owe 1.5 trillion … or 1,534 billion … or or 1,534,000 million …  or 1,534,000,000 … or one and a half million million.

The monetary situation in the UK and around the world is totally absurd, totally unjustified, and totally corrupt. It is virtually screwing us all – nations and people.

It’s time people woke up and opened their eyes. It’s time to proclaim that the The Emperor (the monetary system) Has No Clothes!

Why Wales deserves (needs) Independence – part 2

It is an inevitable fact in democracies, indeed all forms of governance, that:

the further away the decision makers are from the people who are effected by those decisions, the worse the governance.

This principle holds true regardless of time, place, or nation.

In a UK context it means that the Celtic nations, and possibly north and west England, are institutionally mismanaged.

Real democracy is participatory democracy – where the decision-making power is spread out involving those who are effected by the decisions being made. Another name for the process is subsidiarity – “an organizing principle that matters ought to be handled by the smallest, lowest or least centralized competent authority”.

The “competent authority” in a democracy is you … and me … all of us.

Of course this runs counter to groveling British society where people are brought up to believe in their inferiority and incompetence, always doffing their cap to the “authorities” crachach.

For the Welsh people to be truly free we must cast of these mental shackles of subservience that have been so cunningly crafted for us by the ruling classes for centuries. We must wake up and empower ourselves to take back the control of our lives and our nation.

Welsh Independence will take a lot more than a wholesale shift in powers from London to Cardiff. It will take a shift in general attitude and outlook.

Let’s start that shift today. Stop winning and take responsibility for your situation. Bow to no one for in the greater reality we are all equals.

The Welsh Republic must be founded on the principles of equality for all citizens. It is that principle that gives it Republican credentials – a far cry from a pathetic monarchy based on inequality by birth and association.

Why Wales deserves independence – Part 1

There are so many reason why Wales not simply needs independence but actually deserves it – in a moral sense.

I will only mention one basic reason to start. Simply put –

Wales’  incorporation into the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has no legitimate or democratic basis.

The fact that a bully and tyrant known as Henry VIII unilaterally annexed Wales in to England in 1536 has no more moral basis that Adolf Hitler’s annexation of Czechoslovakia and Poland in 1939.

In the latter case we went to war to free the conquered and occupied territories of Europe. And now the score is settled.

Not so with Wales. Justice has yet to prevail. Accounts have yet to be settled.

If the Welsh people had been approached by Henry VIII, or any representative of the English nation at any time and offered a proposal of union that the Welsh could have time to debate among themselves and have a referendum, then fair enough, the union between Wales and England would have a sound, democratic, and legitimate basis.

But no such debate or vote ever took place. England and Westminster has no legitimate claim to exercise power over the Welsh nation.

I can hear the critics now saying “But the Welsh don’t want separation”.

The fact is that living in Wales means you are subjected to 24/7 brainwashing, biased slants on events, lies, and falsification from birth to death. Coming out of the telly, radio, taught in school, daily newspapers – truth and ‘reality’ twisted to suit the powers that be.

As a conquered nation we have lost our natural self-confidence. As a nation blanketed by an endless stream of English propaganda disguised as news and entertainment we remain confused with a false sense of allegiances that do not serve our collective self-interest.

No, we may not be falling over ourselves to embrace independence in such circumstances.  In fact, its almost a miracle that we still exist.

Henry VIII started the ball rolling when he declared that Welsh laws were abolished along with Cymraeg – English language and law becoming the official tools of sate power and justice.

Today we call it cultural genocide. That’s right. For the past five centuries the English powers that be have attempted to snuff out Wales and the Welsh.

But were still here. Confused with our head stuffed daily with all sorts of twisted truth and lies perhaps. But still here.

Kind of puts the old dismissal “but the Welsh don’t want independence” in context, doesn’t it?

The only legitimate way Wales could be in union with England is to allow Wales freedom for at least one generation where we control our own media and reality, teach brutally honest Welsh history in schools (and stop obsessing about the Battle of Hastings and William Shakespeare). Give us a generation to clear our heads of all the rubbish that’s been shoved in there. Then we can have an honest and open debate and referendum on union with England.

And you know what? After a generation of breathing the air of freedom, do you really think we’ll be eager to give it all up and go back to our servile position as playing England’s second fiddle and cheap resource basket?

I don’t think so.

More to come …

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