ACTION – NO TIME FOR TRAA DY LIOOAR

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2014 has been an interesting year. Toilet tax, apparent persecution of the incapacitated, removal of community treasures, such as Ramsey Post Office. Benefit recipients per se appear to be suspect and it has been claimed that for some this is a lifestyle choice. (For many it is not). More charges levied and more services removed.  However, consultants flourish it would seem. This is life in the Isle of Man in 2014.

What can we expect from 2015? Can it get worse? Undoubtedly, if we remain apathetic and passive in face of opaque government dealings which impact us all in our daily lives. We are governed by consent we are told. Do we consent to the present situation? Do we agree to allow our children and grandchildren to work until they are 74+ because we cannot be bothered to challenge decisions?

Keyboard warriors are fine but once the frustration and anger has been released we need to take action. Otherwise nothing will change. Petitions have been summarily ignored. Writing to MHKs is not a guarantee for change either. However, it’s a start. If we make our position clear, ask for a response, write again if the answer is fudged etc etc. Complaints do not result in action. We need to state  our aims  clearly and concisely. We need to state that we do not consent to the proposed action.

If the above fails then non-compliance has to be the answer.

2015 can be a further downhill slide or it can be the turnaround, The change. If we are prepared to take action. Traa dy liooar will not do in this situation. What has inaction or complaining achieved up to the present? Action is essential if we are to effect change and ensure that future generations are not simply wage-slaving workhorses who never enjoy retirement or even the comparative freedom we have known.

THE CAUSE OF THE SITUATION – AND THE REMEDY

It seems the world’s gone crazy? Politicians are taking liberties? What is going on? If you are puzzled, confused and perhaps outraged by world events perhaps that is because you are following mainstream media outlets. If western mainstream media is controlled by a handful of powerful people, does it seem likely that the result is unbiased coverage of the news? No  – not even the beeb.

For many of us there is little time for in-depth analysis of media reports. Thus the status quo continues. The media is unimpeded in continuing to disseminate biased coverage which frequently serves to enrage or confuse the audience.  What is the solution? It involves taking a little time each day to examine well-investigated alternative news. But where to start? To understand what is really going on any of the following journalists are worth checking out: Patrick Henningsen, Ken O’Keefe and James Corbett provide excellent insight into how the world really works.

Have you ever noticed how so much fear and paranoia seems to emanate from across the pond?

Patrick Henningsen takes a look at the mechanisms which provide, if not guarantee, skewed mainstream media reportage:

Ken O’Keefe provides excellent insight into the current global political situation:

James Corbett explains why central Asia is considered to be strategically crucial to the US:

http://www.corbettreport.com/episode-298-gladio-b-and-the-battle-for-eurasia/

As Ken O’Keefe tells us, we have the power and it is our duty to take action because if we are governed by consent then we can withhold our consent. It really is down to us.