Delusion of Free Market Economics…

The economic rationalism of most western countries is nothing more than an expression of the cynical nihilism of that class of Right-wing people running those nations … From Europe/The UK to the USA to Australia and now many Asian nations, the infection of nihilistic cynicism has taken hold on the perception that only free-market economics can lift the people out of poverty. A delusion of stratospheric immensity … for how can the poor shrug off the burden of debt when it is their corporate inflicted indebtedness that is the very foundation of the vulgar wealth of those who promote such a philosophy?

How can the labourer get ahead when the master demands he cart more bags of produce on his already burdened shoulders, with the promise that the master will grow his business through the labourer’s hard work and thereby give the worker more work and so by percentage increase his earnings from his more work? … Does not the labourer have a limit to the capacity he can continue to work? … Does not a person have a limit to the hours they can work in a day, a week … a month, a year? … Yes, but then, that labourer can draw on their assets to increase their output and thereby increase their earnings … yes! One can put their spouse and their children to work … a whole family then being “supported” by the “innovativeness” of the Master and Capital … Indeed, there will then be no such a thing as society … there will in effect be only slavery!

This false philosophy of neoliberal nihilism has to end … not just because it drags whole sections of a population into poverty, but because it spreads through contagion the false belief that even the impoverished individual has command of his economic destiny through his own entrepreneurial speculation. I have yet to meet a worker who has built a corporate dynasty through only his own work with his one pair of hands … the employment of other workers at a percentage rate that enriches the employer through their labour is a trait of barbarism inherent from the days of archaic militarism, where a king will employ troops to guard his person, his claimed kingdom and his plundered wealth.

There is very little difference in the attitude of the Corporate Fascism of these times. The raw wealth of such organisations reaches far beyond the bank accounts of their shareholders, it reaches right into the guts of Conservative governments … it’s well-oiled fingers buying the favour of individual politicians in strategic portfolios to allow plunder and rapine of a nation’s commodities and peoples.

The Corporate Fascism of these times is legitimised through the age old system of selective and elite private school education, they are playing the “long game”, where the principles of neoliberal nihilism is inculcated into the tender minds of their wards so that at the time of graduation, a whole generation of “the enlightened” are released into the community with little intuition of human destiny, no residual knowledge of human history and very little concern for any but their own and their class enrichment! Theirs is a world of great self-belief and no faith in the collective belief of humanity … In their world, there is only their corporate class and losers … theirs is the distorted motto attributed to P.T. Barnum: “There’s a sucker born every minute” (in actual fact appropriately first said by a banker) … of course, excluding themselves from that demographic!

Time to pull the plug on this neoliberal nihilistic destruction … it has failed to lift the poor from poverty and instead, it has created a new demographic of the “working poor”; a conclusion inevitable from my explanation of the hard-working labourer above.

The worker can only lift themselves out of poverty if his wages are sufficient to cover his everyday needs and have a little left over to build the prospects of his family … but when private corporations gain control of the basic utilities needed in that living, like water, electricity, communications and health … and proceed to wring more and more profit from what should be a public service, and yet then use their corporate wealth to corrupt and bribe political representatives to restrict regulation on their criminal activities, then you have a totally corrupt and totally nihilistic governing class … neither fit to hold corporate responsibility nor morally and ethically fit to hold public office!

Australia now is in the clutches of both those infections … and like a bacteria that is immune to anti-biotics, it ravages the body social in its drive to prove Margaret Thatcher’s brutalist pusilamity that in her pathetic wrenching of power: “There is no such thing as society” … well, she is wrong … the neoliberal economists are wrong … the free-market acolytes are wrong … and their prophets of nihilism are mistaken, because there is in the heart of humanity a greater want than mere money … wretched mammon … Because in the heart of humanity there is a great room that can fit any amount of fellow humans into it and they have mutual needs and the one fantastic and unassailable desire …

The desire for respect and love.

And Neoliberal nihilism has neither weapon nor courage to destroy it.

Rather, it is time to arise one and all and destroy neoliberal nihilism!

Domestic Violence

There is no question that Domestic Violence is a scourge in our community today, and I do not argue the reality that Males are generally the perpetrators of domestic and sexual violence and women are generally the victims of domestic and sexual violence. However, we need to remember that “generally” does not mean “exclusively”. According to statistics, women are perpetrators of 25 per cent of domestic violence against men, (that’s one in three,) and also against children, and within the figures for victims, no reference is made of the figures for Women who are victims within same sex relationships.

The popular narrative by Government figures is made only with reference to men as the perpetrators, yet the statistics show otherwise. Only one conclusion can be made from this, that Government advertising and publicity on this issue is purely for Political mileage, not representative of the facts.

The NSW Govt. in fairness has made some move towards acknowledging the real facts, by releasing a page with the FACS website here and this provides some balance. However, when the “Spokeswoman” for 9Honey gets airplay with statements like this, “that there are no male dv victims but in fact males only claim dv as a way of diverting attention away from workplace gender inequality!!!” we need to question the whole narrative we are presented with by popular media.

While well-intentioned, efforts to reduce family violence against women that use incomplete, incorrect or misleading statistics unfairly stigmatise men and boys as violent and abusive, and succeed only in denying or downplaying the existence of male victims of violence. When we make female perpetrators invisible, we make their mostly male victims invisible too. Blaming ‘men’ not only makes it harder for male victims to get help, it also puts them at risk of secondary victimisation when they present as a victim yet are treated like a perpetrator.

All victims of violence and abuse, whether male or female, deserve policies based upon up-to-date accurate data. Flawed data can only lead to flawed policies and actions, and many children continue to be exposed to violence because of these misinterpretations.

It is long past time Domestic Violence advertising on our Media became non Gender specific, and Political and Public figures utilising time on our media spoke of Domestic Violence without reference to the specifics of gender.

Have your say now, speak up for a balanced Society

Michael.P.Sheehan

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Michael.P.Sheehan

This Blog challenges the accepted “Norms” within Society today. Political Correctness has taken over, special interest groups often get too much influence Politically, and Governments make Political milage from them. Political Leaders the World over have been taken over by what I call “Trumpism,” no longer selected because they are Statesmen, (or Women,) but because they play up to popular causes. The days of a true Statesman(sic) becoming the leader of a Nation seem to have gone, replaced by figures who are solely interested in Power and Ego inflation. I welcome comment on the views I take, some will be made entirely to challenge your thoughts, some will be I thoughts I have. So now I will put the cat among the pigeons

Michael.P.Sheehan