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The Labour Party may talk of socialism but their Nanny State tyle of ovrbearing governmental control freakery rather than protecting the weak according to the political philosophy of John Populist Authoritarianism, Fear and Panic.
Socialism seeks to suppress individualism and impose uniformity by spreading fear and panic. This approach achieves equality by making all weak and dependent. Unfortunately it debilitates the nation

Populist Authoritarianism, Fear and Panic
by Ian R Thorpe.
2010-05-09
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KEYWORDS: populist, authoritarianism,labour, government, liberal, liberalism, john locke, politics, election, UK, state, Stalinism, equality, wealth, political, philosophy

During the final week of the May 2010 UK general election campaign (we're expecting another in October) the Labour party, in a desperate attempt to fend off a humiliating defeat for their failed government launched a campaign of warning voters not to support the surging Liberal Democrats as a Lib Dem vote would let in the Conservatives. Unfortunately the Labour tactic scared potential Liberal Democrat voters in Conservative constituencies vulnerable to the the third party into sticking with the Conservatives. By doing this Labour deprived the Liberal Democrats of the seats that would have made a Liberal / Labour coalition feasible.

As things stand the only way Labour could stay in power is by bringing into a coalition government along with the Liberal Democrats the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish nationalists who would all demand a heavy price for propping up a Labour government. The Liberal Democrats of course know it would be electoral suicide for them to be part of such a coalition unless they could secure an immediate reform to the voting system that would strengthen their position in an election rerun later this year.

So fear and panic, the favourite tactic of Labour leaders over the years has eventually led to their downfall by working too well. Let's look past the scare tactics at what a Labour government offers.

In Britain an often used phrase is Nanny State in reference to central government involving itself in the minutiae of individuals affairs. Labour is the party of Nanny State as its policies, recently dubbed by one leading liberal as "populist authoritarianism" are aimed as protecting all of us us weak inadequate individuals that we are, from the big bad world and from the consequences of our own folly.

In Labour's socialist Utopia we would all work for the state (or not work and live on state handouts) and the state would own or control everything "to ensure fairness." We would in other words all be slaves and chattels of the central government, dependent on their benign authority for everything.

When a Labour government is in power there is always much talk of fairness, equality and redistribution of wealth. Under every Labour government Britain has endured public spending has run out of control and the gap between rich and poor has widened because the redistributive taxes always seem to hit the poor much harder than the rich. That is the inevitable result of Labour's attempts at social engineering by imposing "one size fits all" solutions on a diverse society. In doing so it shows a catastrophic failure to understand human nature. Like Stalinism, Labour's philosophy is based on a belief that the sate can change human nature.

This is populist authoritarianism. They try to impose their will and accuse everybody who challenges them of opposing fairness and equality. In fact what the Liberal Party have always opposed is socialist arrogance, self righteousness and stupidity.

Once again as Labour leaves office it bequeaths to its successors a bankrupt nation facing a crisis of poverty with industry in ruins. This time at least we might have a coalition to take over. In 1979 Labour's failure ushered in Margaret Thatcher.

("Children always cling to nurse, for fear of something worse" - Hilaire Belloc)

The political philospher John Locke one of the founders of Liberalism said that the function of government is to protect the weak against the wealthy and powerful. Quite right. Unfortunately bourgeois socialists, the most elitist stratum of society, have never understood the difference between protecting the weak and tethering all.

Let the children cling to Nanny State, speaking for myself the only acceptable response to those who try to cow me with fear and panic and persusade me I need the protection of the state is: "Cthulhu? Bring Him On!"

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It must be common knowledge by now that some of the world’s most economically powerful nations are insolvent due to the burden of sovereign debt. These economies are held together through by the faith of citizens and businesses in the currency. If that faith evaporates, the leading economies will crash as voters realise the only thing underwriting the economy is debt.

Climate Change: Physicist Asks Is a Deadly Ice Age on the Horizon?
The last ice age ended approximately 12,000 years ago, and since then we’ve been enjoying a pleasantly warm “interglacial period.” But given that an interglacial may last only 12,000 years, we’re confronted with a scary prospect: Another ice age may be nigh.

Government Paid Trolls Are Using 'Psychology-Based Influence Techniques' in Social Media
Have you ever come across someone on the Internet that you suspected was a paid government troll? Well, there is a very good chance that you were not imagining things. Thanks to Edward Snowden, we now have solid proof that paid government trolls are using “psychology-based influence techniques” on social media websites such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

Zuckerberg reveals Facebook Working On Apps 'Smarter Than Humans'
In an online Question and Answer session this week Facebook supremo and founding megalomaniacal sociopath Mark Zuckerberg announced that his company is engaged in building AI systems "that are better than humans at our primary senses."

Boko Haram attack on Nigerian village leaves nearly 100 people dead


According to eye witnesses nearly 100 people have been killed in an attack on mosques and houses in a village in north-eastern Nigerian by suspected Boko Haram militants, news feeds reported today (2 July 2015).

Sleepwalking Into Another Middle East War To Make Obama Look Good
Watching the news feeeds, we see The United States has blocked attempts by its alleged Middle East allies to fly heavy weapons directly to the Kurds fighting the Islamic State jihad in Iraq.

War, Famine, Plague and all that
It is no secret that “news” media in the developed world is owned by a few corporate empires whose ultimate owners' are financial operators whose reach extends into manufacturing, extraction industries, big agriculture and food,

The Day the Earth Died - And Why The Green Lobby Did Not Raise A Whimper In Protest
By selling their votes in return for pledges of government spending in their states the current crop of US Senators have effectively transformed their nation from a representative democracy to a dictatorship in which the President can make law on a whim.

Artificial Intelligence: Will It Kill Human Society?
The media, the so called 'experts' and politicians hail every technological advance as if it will btransport us from reality to a utopian paradise. but does Artificial Intelligence and related internet and computer technology pose theats to human society that far outweigh any possible advantages? Whateve, Google plan to put machines in our place on top of the food chain.

City of Berkeley to require cellphone sellers to warn of possible radiation risks
One of the fist themes of this blog was that mobile phones (and wi-fi etc.) do pose a risk to health. Here's the latest admission that the sceptics voices were right, from The Guardian

Have US tactics only helped to make ISIS more powerful?/b>
We have questioned the US led efforts to defeat ISIS in the middle east many times, pointing out that every time the western alliance steps up opposition to the establishment of a news Islamic Caliphate, Islamic State seem to get stronger. 'Conspiracy Theorists', our critics yell. So let's look at opinion from around the world that concurs with ours.

Refugee host school in Germany bans revealing clothes
We have asked before and no doubt will again, when the citizens of a nation are constantly asked to give up their freedoms and change their behaviour in order to avoid offending new arrivals from medievalist cultures, whose effing country is it anyway.

More Violence In Malmo As Community Centre Burned
27 'youths' arrested after shootout in Rosengård
More trouble in Sweden as the ruling elite's determination to had the country over to lawless gangsters and tribalists from barbaric third world cess pits sees violence and inter - tribal conflict continue to increase in the once peaceful suburbs of Swedish cities.

Refugeee Host School In Germany Bans Short Skirts As They Wind Up Muslim Boys
We have asked before and no doubt will again, when the citizens of a nation are constantly asked to give up their freedoms and change their behaviour in order to avoid offending new arrivals from medievalist cultures, whose effing country is it anyway.

How Ironic That Humourless Warmageddonists Will Not See The Irony
I've lost count of how many times this blog has highlighted the extraordinary consistency with which politicians and scientists working in concert manage to achieve the exact opposite of what they are aiming for. One might be tempted to think that the first step in proposing a scientific solution to any problem is to first understand what harm the unintended consequences of your solution might cause.

Saying The Unsayable
Watching BBC Question Time last Thursday, I was struck once again by the way it was left to one of the stock hate figures of the left, Melanie Phillips, to actually pronounce the great, clunking truth that the online activities of left wing hate mobs have rendered unsayable.

Mediterranean Boat People Crisis Threatens European Identity
As European leaders gathere for a summit meeting on the Mediterranean Immigrant crisis, Italy's Matteo Renzi has warned that Europe must find a solution to the ever increasing flow of migrants from third world locations or risk losing its identity.

Saying The Unsayable: Today, Melanie Phillips
Watching BBC Question Time last Thursday, I was struck once again by the way it was left to one of the stock hate figures of the left, Melanie Phillips, to actually pronounce the great, clunking truth that left wing hate mobs have made unsayable.

Russia Outmanoeuvres the west again
While mainstream media (and even some of the more rabidly fascistic left wing bloggers) have been trying to demonize Russia as a way of drumming up public sympathy for Barack Obama's efforts to start a shooting war with Moscow, we Boggart Bloggers and ...

America and UK Lead the World in Climate Scepticism Several times now it has looked as if the climate chance scare was over as the enthusiasm of climate scitentists for changing real world data to fit in with the predictions of their mathematical models has been exposed. But as the scare was never about the environment, but was a scam to redistribute wealth from rich to poor countries, the politicians are throwing their propaganda budgets behind it again.

Sham Marriages To Beat Immigration Laws Are Out Of Control
With main immigration news on being dominated by the Mediterranean boat people crisis and the masses at Calais hoping to stow away in a freight container, we forget that another way of getting somebody into the country is the sham marriage. Numbers involved may be small, but it is another indication of our governments' failure to address the immigration problem.

Mediterranean Immigrant Composite
The flow of undocumented migrants from Africa trying to cross the Mediterranean from the coast of Libya to Italian, Greek and Maltese territory seems unstoppable. Two factors in the problem however have been western (particlarly American meddling in the internal affairs of African states, and wester aid leading to a population explosion national infrastructures are unable to cope with. And of course European leaders haven't a clue how to deal with the problem.

De-Dollarization Du Jour: Russia's Largest Bank Issues Yuan-Denominated Guarantees
Leading the charge to multipolarity and de-dollarization are Russia, resugent despite economic sanctions and the rising superpower in waiting, China. The downgrading of the dollar is clearly demonstrated in the launch of the BRICS bank and the establishment of the AIIB.

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