The experiment is over, it is done, and the results are in and they demonstrate in no uncertain terms that the age of middle-class management of all structures of governance and social security have failed and failed completely and dismally.
In all the major spheres of English speaking democracies..: The UK, The USA and Australia, the middle-classes have held control of all major decision and authoritarian arms of governance for more than two hundred years. They have both controlled and made the laws of jurisprudence, war and defence, the modes of finance, production and distribution of commerce, the ways and means of educational management and the management of man-power training and distribution of the workforce and arbitrated on the levels of wages and conditions of their populace…..and they have failed in all these spheres of control.
From the very first, it could be seen and indeed it was seen and warned against by any number of worthy people, from the lowest to the highest educated that the bleedin’ obvious intent to use a countries resources, natural environment, population and accrued commonwealth to centralise all industry under one policy of “production toward profit” was going to be a massive gamble…as indeed it was , and as with most forms of gambling, the winning hands were held by those who dealt the cards…The rising power of the middle-classes always made sure it was they who dealt the cards.
When we look to Australia, we see a upper-middle class fumbling and failing to deliver and secure many if not ALL responsibilities of governance and civic enterprise.. And it has been the middle-class who has constructed and put in place through its control or connivance all these governing principles…Let us get that straight!..It has been the middle-class and ONLY the middle-class that have made and instituted these principles..not the working classes…NEVER the working-classes..it is only the middle-class who is responsible and who has to answer for this massive failure of management of administration.
In resource management, it has been left to the private sector to dig out, ship out , smelt or filter the major mineral resources of the nation. These resources were rarely discovered or “proved” by the private sector though…THAT was always done by a government Department of Mines. It was this government department that explored, drilled test holes and did the initial analysis that proved the existing lodes of minerals around the nation…the private sector then expanded on the proved deposits and capitalised on the lodes. It was this department that discovered and proved the existing resources of artesian water supplies that the private sector, be it food or commodity production draws upon.
The means to transport these commodities from points of production to ports of export or markets of manufacture were always supplied by government transport facilities, be they roads or rail for heavy industry.
The lines of communication via telephone or cable were put in place by taxpayer owned government authorities.
Likewise the energy production to supply power to the mine-head and ports or smelting sites…These power stations were all government owned, supplied with fuel and delivered mechanisms of energy to the private enterprise facilities for their use.
In all those other essential utilities that make for a stable society..: Water supply, Sewerage and civic engineering, Health, Education, Social Services for every citizen regardless of status or wealth, these services were worked, maintained and delivered by everyday workers in a national interest infrastructure investment that suited the vast majority and delivered to that vast majority ; Hospital and maternity services, public education, even a moment of free tertiary education, a well-managed immigration program that delivered the multi-cultural ideal that we once appreciated and still benefit from…there was employment and apprentice training that was secure and permanent through those government infrastructure facilities. There were taxpayer funded social endowments for those who warranted it or needed it for the public good..for the social good.
. . .and then came the Private-Enterprise Profiteers . . .
These Middle-class, elite, private-schooled educated speculators, embracing the psychotic philosophies of degenerates, losers and opportunists, The Wakefield, the Rand, The Hayek and the Friedman acolytes..saw profit to be made in the destabilising and disruption of a once smooth-running bureaucracy and civil structured society. So once they gained power through the implementation of a fear-based electoral program delivered by their associates in the Main-stream press…mostly from the Murdoch enterprises..they set about selling off those reliable infrastructures and regulators on the knowing and deceitful ideal that the “private sector” could deliver the same services faster, more efficient and cheaper…I don’t think I need demonstrate in ANY sector where these services have been privatised how much of a gross, complete and abysmal failure the private sector has been.
“ Wars and panics on the stock exchange,
machinegun fire and arson,
starvation, lice, cholera and typhus :
Good growing weather for the House of Morgan” (USA..John Dos Passos).
In Banking, there was once both a federal bank and each State has its own bank…these financial houses were a good and stable foil against the more rapacious “free enterprise banks” and provided finance and dependable home loans to a workforce reliant on honesty and integrity to secure for them those monetary needs way beyond the average persons understanding of accountancy and book-keeping…With the fumbling miss-management of these government banks…more likely on unwritten instruction from their free-enterprise cousins to “waste the structure”…these banks were to fail and then be sold off in a fire-sale auction to those very banks that managed their demise.
All these above civil structures, all those once government owned and managed industries and infrastructure that were turned over to the private sector in what must be seen as an ultimate betrayal of public trust and in some cases like the NBN., a complete treasonous action!..In all these cases, it has been instituted and managed by the middle-classes..no matter it be a Liberal/National party governance or a Labor Party governance…it has always been a move by the middle-classes of both those political institutions whilst in a position of power. Never has the working-class been in sole position of decision making power to oversee the destruction or disposal of valuable or social necessity infrastructure or institutions….NEVER!
The Middle-class has failed. The middle-class no longer has either the moral, ethical or intellectual capability to manage governance. The middle-class cannot even draw in the more reckless and irrational of its speculators who are now hell-bent in destroying the last resources of the natural environment in its endless and unchangeable rush of “production for profit” ideology. The middle-class is depleted of vigour for a new vision for humanity…it is devoid of any sense of morals or ethics in its now base and exposed religions…it is wanting in its capacity to regulate the greed of its shareholders and investors who have driven the price of the basic necessities of life almost beyond the capacity of a worker’s wages..IF..that worker even had a full-time, permanent job..The ideal of a “normal’ family lifestyle now of little more reality than the fantasies delivered by commercial producers over the streaming services of a debased and unreliable communications network that we were assured would be ; “Better – Faster – Cheaper”…
Yes..the middle-classes are now a defunct class…the equivalent of “trailer-trash” in the social status stakes. They must take responsibility for the visible destruction of a once stable, reliable, all-inclusive multicultural society…and they must voluntarily step down from that failed leadership position and hand the reins over to a now better educated, more organised and vigorous working class, who could now be relied upon to deliver those services in governance, regulation, industry and training that will once more bring a sense of decency and stability to this volatile and divided nation.
The middle-class, in ALL orders of management is now incompetent…NOW..: “Step down or be taken down!”….for going by historical example, sooner than you think, the choice may no longer be yours.