If you look at the sum total of issues facing us, from being ripped off on holiday to the smoking bans to what you tube are up to, to everything else facing us in a given six months … and then you add health issues and all the issues from incompetence and delay in that … then a citizen is at a loss what to do.
Let’s take some specifics. A relatively minor one for me is the gas company. After literally a war for five years from 2009, it was the Ombudsman who finally forced them to act ethically. I’d stopped paying for gas altogether until such time as they gave me a real reading and not an estimated.
As I had been using gas in the interim, we agreed a debt for that of £580. I saw this ticked off on the PAYG meter until what should have been the final payment but it kept taking each time ‘for debt’. I phoned and phoned but was told the original phone call about a figure of £580 did not exist on their records and in their book, having paid around £700, there was still £300 odd to pay.
So we’re in an area here that, even though we have kept records, they are private records in their eyes and they beg to differ on the figure. This is plain dodginess but if you don’t abide by their assessment, they’ll cut you off.
Meanwhile, the electricity has been ticking over well – too well. I run things in such a way that it barely ticks over and no doubt millions of others have done similar.
There was a letter saying that the unit cost per whatever was dropping from 16p to 14p but the daily charge for the meter had jumped from 14p to 28p from April.
Moving onto ones in the news:
That’s one thing but this is just as bad on rental cars:
Then the insurance scam, the damage scam, the actual fraud they commit. If you charge someone for a dent he did not cause, if you have emplyees take fuel from filled tanks and put it in the next car, claiming it was not filled up – that is out and out fraud. It’s a crime. That business must close down by any stated business standards.
Everyone is in the business of ripping you off blind and their very jobs depend on them doing you down – the system is set up that way – completely unethically. There is not the least concept of payment for services rendered, end of.
So, what can one do? Well, stay at home, don’t take a holiday, don’t go out because the instant you enter into any agreement at all with anyone, even buying a beer, you’re going to be taken to the cleaners.
But as you see from the gas tale above, even at home you’re being ripped off blind. BT are ripping us off with sub-standard broadband they call Infinity, meaning super-duper. It’s garbage. The entire nation is involved in ripping off other people in the nation and if they don’t, they lose their jobs.
Think about what this does for the moral character of a nation wishing to be ‘great’ again.
Then we come to youtube:
We’ll soon be applying tougher treatment to videos that aren’t illegal but have been flagged by users as potential violations of our policies on hate speech and violent extremism. If we find that these videos don’t violate our policies but contain controversial religious or supremacist content, they will be placed in a limited state.
The whole thing is beyond the pale. In whose opinion? Youtube’s. And who are these people? They are leftists in charge. Why? Why are leftists in control?
Because it is leftists who have been assisted in setting up such things. There is no online politically Deplorable content or platform provider. They’re all narrative-bound. All of them, without exception.
How? Why? Because they operate within the state system and toe the state line which is, of course, ideologically leftist. Look at that language again – religious or supremacist. Everyone knows it means Christian or patriotic, respectively.
At a minimum, this is unethical, at worst it is illegal and crime after crime.
Looking beyond their actions, the major issue for each and every one of us is how to free ourselves of it all – personally I mean.
There is one way – don’t use gas, electricity or phone, don’t go to social media of any kind, don’t marry, don’t get sick, read a book. Fine for a retiree but what about if you have a job?
I believe that concerted, coordinated protest does nothing – it’s factored in. No, the only way is to contrive a way of living which does not use anyone’s services – personally, each individual or family. As more and more do it, then market forces prevail. Twitter is teetering on the edge at the moment yet GAB has not filled the vacuum.
This is where we are – in a situation where any contact with anyone is going to cost us big. And if we stay at the computer and go to the Mail or some other site, here are two things which annoy beyond reason:
1. Even typing in the ‘1’ caused WordPress to indent and use script to format when I don’t want formatting at all. There’s no way to switch this off, so I compose in html.
2. The Mail link above – in scrolling down the page, a pop-up vid appeared, obscuring the text. I clicked it off and scrolled down – it reappeared. I did it again and again and it kept reappearing. Ditto on Breitbart. Finally it didn’t but it played the sound anyway.
OK, so switch off pop-ups or install an ad blocker. Fine but many regular things we do want to see use it as well, e.g. people’s comments threads.
3. There was an article linked from Breitbart, I clicked and it gave me point one. To see all fifteen, I had to one by one click on an arrow to next. Aaaaggghhh, I don’t want that, I want to see the whole article right there in front of me.
All the tricky dicky things now have become so frustrating that any link at all – if it starts these games, I’m out of there, couldn’t be bothered.
And let’s not even start on paywalls.