John Ward – UKip Bollocks, Green Belt Abuse, Stock Market Hype, Eurobank Failures, And Anarchy In Iraq: Whatever Happened To The Element Of Surprise? – 11 August 2014

JohnWTonight, Nigel Farage – the man most likely to change our country forever (allegedly) – is tweeting in a thoroughly radical manner about….golf.

Why am I unsurprised by this?

Tonight, there is news that housing permissions have doubled on what used to be Green Belt sites.

Why am I unsurprised by this?

Tonight, Wolf Richter reports that US stock markets are getting wise to hyped earnings expectations: rather than rewarding juicy earnings fantasies, Stocks of companies putting them out have dropped 0.1%.

Why am I unsurprised by this?

Tonight, in Bulgaria hundreds of angry depositors in the Corporate Commercial Bank (Corpbank) protested outside
the central bank Monday with demands that their money be paid out with immediate effect. But Finance Minister Roumen Porozhanov and central bank governor Ivan Iskrov sent a letter to Jonathan Faull – Director General of Directorate General Internal Market and Services in the European Commission, boy what a title – asserting that if the payout of guaranteed deposits (of up to €100,000) is triggered, the bank’s recovery will be rendered “impossible”.

Why am I unsurprised by this?

Tonight, as the ISIS offensive in Iraq is stepped up, both American and British leaders are mulling the idea of going in with ground forces in yet another ill-informed, half-baked attempt to address problems they don’t understand.

Why am I unsurprised by this?

The golden rule in 2014: those reputed to be in charge are surprised by everything that most thinking citizens find obvious bordering on inevitable.

Ergo, the wrong people are in power. The people In Power are the bankers, the multinationals, the unemployably arrogant socially connected, the media moguls, the ISP bigwigs, and the sovereign security agencies.

We the People in fact own all the power. What we lack is the solidarity and awareness to exert it.

Earlier at The Slog: Why privilege can only be earned when it becomes a duty

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