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The Dickensian Politics of Serfdom And Degradation

December 13, 2010
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The Dickensian Politics of Serfdom And Degradation
By: Michael Vail(Chief Editor of BlacklistedNews)


“To sum up, what is free trade, what is free trade under the present condition of society? It is freedom of capital. When you have overthrown the few national barriers which still restrict the progress of capital, you will merely have given it complete freedom of action. So long as you let the relation of wage labor to capital exist, it does not matter how favorable the conditions under which the exchange of commodities takes place, there will always be a class which will exploit and a class which will be exploited.” --Karl Marx, On The Question of Free Trade

“But, in general, the protective system of our day is conservative, while the free trade system is destructive. It breaks up old nationalities and pushes the antagonism of the proletariat and the bourgeoisie to the extreme point. In a word, the free trade system hastens the social revolution. It is in this revolutionary sense alone, gentlemen, that I vote in favor of free trade.” --Karl Marx, On The Question of Free Trade

“In 1647, a Genoese aristocrat named Giovanni Battista Baliani, a friend and correspondent of Galileo, published Trattato della Pestilenza, a treatise on the plague. In discussing the cause of the plague, he writes, “For it is impossible to go on always filling the world with more and more without many persons dying of hunger for the earth cannot feed a great many more than are living at present... This evil, however deplorable, is inevitable. It is therefore necessary that so great a number of people will from time to time be diminished.” Baliani sent the work to Marin Mersenne in Paris. Mersenne published it and established an ongoing correspondence with Baliani. Beginning in the 1670s we find the writings of DeWitt, John Graunt, Edmund Halley, and Francis Bacon's protege William Petty on demographics, all of a linear statistical Malthusian nature, and in the 18th century the work of the Venetian aristocrat Giammaria Ortes, which was plagiarized by Thomas Malthus himself.

All of this was designed to justify the poverty and human suffering that resulted from the free market policies of the Empire, in exactly the same way as modern­day Malthusians like Paul Erlich and Al Gore have justified the economic looting and genocide under our current regime of globalization.” --The Modern Anglo-Dutch Empire

“The ideas of [Antonio] Conti, [Giammaria] Ortes, and their network were brought into Great Britain under the supervision of William Petty, the Earl of Shelburne, who was the de facto doge of the British oligarchy around the time of the American Revolution. The Shelburne stable of writers, including Adam Smith, Jeremy Bentham, Thomas Malthus, James Mill, John Stuart Mill, Charles Darwin...all take their main ideas from Conti and especially Ortes.” --Venice War vs Western Civilization

I think it beneficial to question everything like a little child does. Historically, we have been blindly following and abiding by the economic models and policies established by our task masters without question. We put our hopes, dreams, time and effort into a rigged system and yet never wonder why we don’t succeed. Most people just go through the motions and act like they understand the underlying theories of how our society works. They do not understand how it works, they only hope to retire and live a decent life on their social security checks. Let us take a brief but sobering look into the Malthusian economics model and those responsible for it.

“Later, in the eighteenth century, the Venetian monk Giammaria Ortes invented the dogma that the Earth had a fixed ``carrying capacity'' for human beings, because food production per person could not be increased. This fraud--``Malthusianism''--was copied from Ortes by Thomas Malthus and by many other agents of the second Sir William Petty, Earl of Shelburne, who by the 1780s controlled the government of King George III. However, Malthus, in his correspondence, said that the primary early source upon whom he relied was the first Sir William Petty.

In fact, Sir William Petty's and the Royal Society's founding of this ``science of population statistics'' rested on a ``study'' both evil and completely unscientific: genocide and ``ethnic cleansing'' against the Irish people, in which Petty was instrumental--the founding genocide of the British Empire, so to speak. This genocide over the years from 1649 into the 1690s, which Petty himself measured and made a subject of his ``statistical tracts,'' was also the pretext for his invention of an obscene eugenics theory.

But though Petty was obsessed with the collection of the maximum regressive tax, and with calculating insurance annuities, his clear overall ``scientific purpose'' was British imperial expansion: the ``cleansing'' of Ireland; its repopulation by Englishmen of ``superior breed''; the plantation of British slave colonies in the West Indies; keeping the American colonies sparsely populated; above all, the defeat of Louis XIV and Colbert's France by an alliance of Britain and Holland. In Ireland, a Catholic people allied to France, the British imperialists lashed out against a defenseless population, essentially as a surrogate for their adversaries in France and the Vatican.” --Paul Gallagher

William Petty and his progeny were able to develop economic policies due to the patronage of the Cavendish family and others. Adam Smith, Thomas Malthus, Francis Bacon and others were 'intellectual’ prostitutes for hire. William Petty developed early labor models that were based on his population studies, using Ireland in particular for experimentation and example.

“So little was Petty, like most mercantilists, concerned for the laboring classes that he denounced them for becoming more idle and drunken whenever their real wages rose. Petty, in fact, was more imaginative than his mercantilist confreres in proposing a governmental price-support scheme for keeping up the price of corn — specifically in order to prevent real wage rates from ever rising and thereby keeping the workers' noses to the grindstone and preventing them from enjoying more idleness (or leisure). Petty, indeed, denounced these laborers as "the vile and brutish part of mankind." Sometimes Petty's imagination ran away with him, his zeal for increasing the laboring population of England leading him to recommend, in the Political Arithmetic, forcibly moving the bulk of the population of Scotland and Ireland to England, allegedly in "their own interests," so as to increase English productivity and to raise rents in England.” --Sir William Petty and the Mathematics of Power

Many people believe that ideas like the minimum wage laws were established in the 1800‘s but Perry believed that workers should only be paid enough to barely live on and pushed the idea of usury and other devilish schemes in order to ensnare and subjugate the population. Consider the vast number of people who have suffered grievously because of these original economic prototypes. Many of the iconic characters of Charles Dickens were parodies of early Malthusians.

"Since you ask me what I wish, gentlemen, that is my answer. I don't make merry myself at Christmas and I can't afford to make idle people merry. I help to support the establishments I have mentioned: they cost enough: and those who are badly off must go there.'' "Many can't go there; and many would rather die.'' "If they would rather die,'' said Scrooge, "they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population."

“That phrase--surplus population--is what first tipped me off to Dickens' philosophical agenda. He's taking aim at the father of the zero-growth philosophy, Thomas Malthus. Malthus' ideas were still current in British intellectual life at the time A Christmas Carol was written.” --Malthus And Scrooge

“Adam Smith, in his Wealth of Nations, followed this belief, that human behavior was best ordered by each man following his hedonistic desires to their lawful conclusion. He argued that opium was a legitimate product, the same as any other commodity, that the objective laws of the ``invisible hand'' must be allowed to determine all economic activity, and anything which stood in the way, such as national governments, were an obstacle which must be removed.

Smith, a propagandist for British colonialism, argued that human progress was advanced with the spread of this ``free market'' globally, through the expansion of the British Empire.” --Adam Smith and Karl Marx: Apologists for the Empire's "Globalization"

Adam Smith was a brazen mouthpiece for the British East India Company. His free trade ideals led to the slave trade and the BEIC pushing dope across the world. These so-called free trade agreements to this day are being used to cripple one countries economy while propping up the other. These agreements are also corporate welfare in the guise of progress and globalization. All of these political theorists, economists and statisticians from Karl Marx to John Maynard Keyes have been hand-picked by the ruling class. The deck must be shuffled from time to time so we don’t come to the conclusion that we have been swindled. This carnival game is rigged, we still keep playing and behind the scenes the ruling class has had the mathematical formula to profit from our stupidity.

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Michael Vail
mike@vantagepointradio.com
De Omnibus Dubitandum -- Everything is to be doubted



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