The Coming Clash – Capital vs. Labour
With the current direction of travel it seems likely that before long there will be a clash between capital and labour that could either be devastating to freedom, or to set it off for another stretch with a more secure footing.
We’re coming to a fork in the road in which the consequences of corporatism, overregulation, money printing, inflation, fiat currency, consumer debt, state dependency (both corporate and individual), artificial economic bubbles, globalism, centralisation, high taxation and many other factors will reveal in such a way that few will avoid the shockwave.
What happens next will determine who has power, and who is free. This is not my prediction, others watching what is occuring predict it too, including those who would use it to enslave us all. The Great Reset, in which property ownership is lauded as a thing of the past, promises a utopia for those who embrace owning nothing, and becoming subject to all powerful overseers. People imagine that a benevolent system of government will ensure equality and security, and do away with caricatured corporations blamed now for harsh working practices and conditions. While this may sound enticing to some who desire to feel secure and looked after, above being free and responsible for their own life, it is in fact a trap. Who, after all, do they think will be pulling strings in the new utopia? In such circumstances all seems well while those with power make only decisions you agree with, and which don’t impact your life negatively – like farmed animals looked after by benevolent and caring handlers. But such a situation is not guaranteed, and as the farm animals soon discover, once the bridle is fitted, once the pens are built, once all power to influence one’s own survival is in the hands of others, the handlers may do anything they choose.
It’s the same utopian promise that revolutionaries expected many times before, until each discovered they were the useful fools of those who subsequently attached totalitarianism on them all – with the resultant loss of liberty, the starvation, the imprisonment, the torture chambers. All of this only happened in the last century, and it will happen again if freedom and responsibility is surrendered to a utopian promise of security.
To avoid it, then, we must take another path when this clash occurs. Rather than calling for greater top down control, the same control that currently holds the status quo in place, that props up corporations in their positions and holds back change and life improving competition, we need to choose less control.
Those who oppose this think that our current problems are created because government doesn’t control enough, but that is the great deception, and precisely what those who would rule us want us to believe. To believe it is to be like those rushing to the end of a sinking boat that is most underwater, or like those rushing around with fire extinguishers during a flood. Make no mistake, we are being herded in a direction, and that direction is towards the acceptance of greater top down control and loss of personal liberty.
When the clash comes the answer is not to rush into the arms of those who want to use it to increase their power, but to trust ourselves, to reclaim lost liberties, to remove corporation protecting regulation, to embrace freedom – individual and economic, to allow prices and wages to find the right place without government and corporatist manipulation, and go forward on a new secure footing. To go the wrong way is to secure our status as lambs to the slaughter.