The Old Order Scuttled  Giving Birth to New – Churchill Sells Out the British Empire to Midwife the Neoliberal Corporate-Empire 
Posted on October 24th, 2017

By Gandara John

1939, British soldiers desperately defending Dunkirk, with friendly French forces on their flank, were terrified beyond description when the Germans launched a major assault on their lines; the faint-hearted British soldiers fled the battlefield and France in total disarray leaving in the lurch their French comrades who alas, now ergo utterly vulnerable, continued to defend the line bravely till the very end.

In a scandalous display of cowardice, contrary to the many fables spun in song and story, the British soldiers infamously abandoned their French comrades and the armaments that had been inducted into France in support of the British Army deployed therein.

It was in this background that the British rodomont famously bragged to the world about ‘fighting on the beaches and never surrendering’.

Came 1941, the garrulous British Lip, unable to match his walk with his talk and unnerved at the thought of a German invasion of Britain, furtively slipped away from the country to secretly rendezvous with Roosevelt on the seas of the Atlantic.

Churchill begged of Roosevelt to enter World War 2, to save Britain.

Roosevelt consented, but on condition; he insisted that Britain grants independence to all its Colonies.

On 14 August 1941 the British ‘Bulldog’, rolled over and exposed underbelly to Roosevelt; he agreed to wrap up the British Empire, on the successful completion of the war.

This was the essence of the ‘Atlantic Charter’ agreed upon by Churchill and Roosevelt and by other allied European powers of the time.

If any leader in a Third World Country were to claim credit for winning his country’s independence from the British, not only would he be deceiving himself and his people but he would alas be attempting to cheat history too.

It came as no surprise to many when historians and journalists presented copious evidence that cash strapped Churchill benefited financially in plunging a knife into the heart of the British Empire.

The dubious ancestry of the Churchills suggests that they were creatures of the Merchant Class and that their conduct was laced with greed. The ‘Bulldog’, egged on by his genes, seemingly acted according to his instincts.

Churchill perhaps was inspired by his not–so-great Grand ancestor who in 1688, demanded and received a substantial bribe for his treacherous role in deposing the English King and helping  install in his place on the British throne, a sundry marionette-prince from Holland (William de Orange), a favourite of the Merchant Class of Europe.

The one time lowly page in the House of Stuarts was bestowed with an Earldom and that unworthy was conferred the Title, ‘Duke of Marlborough’ by William de Orange.

With the Title also came the associated land and pecuniary benefits.

The British Empire that folded so tamely with Churchill’s betrayal was a classic model of an autocratic ‘Direct-Rule’ Empire.

The pattern of British colonialism is all too familiar to many in the Third World. The targeted country would be invaded by armed mercenaries from Britain who would then proceed to abuse that country and her people; these mercenaries had been given a commission by the British monarch to commit atrocities if needed to subdue the native people.

These mercenaries of the monarch thereafter annexed the violated territory to the British Empire.

Democracy was an obscene word in the British Empire especially to its monarch, its polity and its evangelical and administrative representatives.

Every country that was colonised was ruled according to the whims and fancies of some British monarch who demanded from the British public at all times, an ostentatious display of servility; this, despite the British people having to bear the gigantic cost of a parasitical ‘royal’ existence.

The British laid down the law; the native inhabitants who had been subdued and abused were compelled to unquestioningly comply with those laws, even though they may have been harsh, unreasonable and not in the interest of the colonised country and her people.

If these British laws were challenged by the inhabitants, as some times they were, the case would ultimately be determined by British judges; to these judges the interest of the Empire outweighed all other interests.

To crack down on people dissenting against these harsh laws, Human Rights violations and unfair governance, the British maintained a permanent armed presence, within the territories of each colony, which they had no qualms in unleashing..

The British Empire fed, nurtured and fattened itself on its customary menu of plunder, piracy, narcotics, slavery and indentured labour. This was the storyline of the ‘successful’ British Empire.

When the Colonies were granted Independence at the end of World War 2, as agreed upon by Britain and the US in their Atlantic Charter Agreement, the people of those Colonies were overjoyed at the prospect of getting rid of an accursed centuries-old yoke.

Were the people of the Third World aware that, with the curtain coming down on one Empire, another was beginning to rise portending the arrival of a new Empire to which the Third World was being artfully and blissfully lured?

Did the Third World realise that preparations were afoot to get them to jump from the frying pan into the fire? Evidence suggests that Churchill more than assisted the US in setting up its Empire when he unmoored the British Empire and not too subtly, nudged the British colonies towards the net of the nascent US Empire.

The people of the Third World were at the time inebriated with the thought of drinking the wine of Democracy and their perceptions on Colonisation were limited to ‘Direct-Rule’ Colonisation.

The type of colonisation that the US was ushering in was a more insidious and dangerous type of colonisation.

It is very unlikely that many in the Third World of that time had heard of ‘Hegemonic’ Colonisation where the broad technique of Colonising is different to the technique used in ‘Direct-Rule colonisation.

Between 1941 and 1950 the US built the seven pillars that would support and sustain the Corporate-Banker Empire; these seven pillars would define the nature of that Neo-Liberal Empire.

While 14 August 1941 saw the beginning of the end of the British Empire this date also marked the birth of the US ‘Corporate-Banker’ Empire.

Next/ The seven pillars of the US Corporate Empire

Gandara John is a freelance writer. 

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One Response to “The Old Order Scuttled  Giving Birth to New – Churchill Sells Out the British Empire to Midwife the Neoliberal Corporate-Empire ”

  1. Cerberus Says:

    Why Pure Capitalism does not work:
    There is a myth that has been propagated that PURE Capitalism works. It DOES NOT. In the USA which is the epitome of the PURE capitalist economy, look at the factual situation. How many major Financial Depressions has that country gone through with the massive loss of jobs each time for very large numbers of people. It worked for a short while from 1944 onwards when Pres Franklin Roosevelt brought in the New Deal for the people. One of the main points of this period was the very high tax rate for the very higher incomes reaching up to 91%. During this time the workers were unionized and got very good wages. This was a Golden Era for the USA since it was a socialist economy. It was truly great. The University Education was covered by Pell Grants which made it virtually free. People had a lot of money in hand and were spending it thereby creating a vibrant economy. In 1980 Ronal Reagan the actor was elected as President and he brought in a number of changes which destroyed this financial greatness of America. He disconnected the US dollar from the Gold Standard and cut taxes for the rich from the 90% to 35%. He also began to dismantle most of the welfare programs for the people. This has been a Republican mantra since then and each Republican President kept cutting taxes and also cutting the welfare projects. The present govt appears to be planning to outdo all the others in removing the Social Safety net. Unfortunately the Corporate media especially Fox News keep plugging this lie that cutting taxes stimulates the economy. When George Bush cut taxes while fighting two wars in the Middle East he drove the economy into a Recession. Pres Obama had to work very hard to bail out the economy and it was the taxpayers who had to pay the losses of the too-big-to-fail big banks. When Pres Obama resurrected the Chrysler and GM factories which were crashing, the Republicans were telling him to let them fail. It would have thrown millions out of work. Now the USA prints any amount of Dollars they need and to keep the value up they have made sure the Middle East sell all the oil in US Dollars. It was the same reason Gaddafi was killed because he was going to sell oil for Gold Dinars (backed by Gold). Even MR brought in the Chinese Yuan as a reserve currency which was his undoing. If this situation changes as many economists have pointed out then the US Dollar will crash.

    In terms of PQLI, the USA is way below countries in Europe which follow Socialist Economies. Almost all the people carry guns and there are many people who have no insurance for health. When they fall ill they go to emergency who treat them. The Pharmaceutical Companies are gouging the people which are allowed by the Congress who benefit in terms of contributions from them. The environment has been degraded and the present Government has removed all the restraints the Obama administration had placed on Corporations to dump waste. About 0.1% of the people have most of the wealth of the country. A large number of people have no savings in their old age and are in very sorry states. Is this what we want for Sri Lanka or should we like Bhutan measure the success of the economy by Gross Domestic Happiness?

    When the Batalanda Commission had recommended RW’s civic rights be removed how is he now the Prime Minister? It is only because he is a puppet of powerful countries and is supported by them. He lost elections 29 times, then tried to come to power behind Sarath Fonseka and finally managed to come through My3 who appointed him illegally has the Prime Minister in Jan 8’15. When he was appointed illegally My3 stated that the West wants him as the Prime Minister.

    President Mahinda Rajapaksa was trying to go on the path of Self-Sufficiency. He had to spend money on the infrastructure since it had been destroyed and neglected for 30 years by the old hag CBK and Ponil. As soon as MR came into power he started projects to develop the infrastructure. In 2009 when he eliminated LTTE and their leader the West was livid. They send the French Foreign Minister Boucher and David Miliband Leader of the opposition in U.K. Parliament to beg for Prabhakaran’s life from MR. President Mahinda Rajapaksa stood firm and as a result, they started their plans to eliminate him. Funds were given to the opposition to mount a campaign to besmirch MR’s character and drag him to the ground. In spite of it, MR would have won if there was no large-scale cheating by the opposition.

    During the last two years from Jan 2015, the මූසල ආණ්ඩුව has taken more loans than MR did in his time from 2005 to 2009. But what do they have to show for it? They go around opening buildings and hospitals etc that MR had built and they put their own nameplate on the buildings after removing MR’s name. The only thing they have done with the money is to import luxury BMWs, Mercedes Bezes and Range Rovers for the corrupt parliamentarians. The bond scam engineered by Ponil and Arjun Mahendran is one of the biggest insider trading jobs in the world.

    Self Sufficiency would have given our people Dignity, Peace, and Prosperity. The farmers would have been self-employed and would have supplied the rice we needed. We could have had small-scale private operations to produce various other goods as you suggest. The Yahapalanaya killed the fertilizer subsidy to destroy the farmers. Now that Wikunanasinghe wants to convert us into an export economy as per the instructions from the IMF. They feel the time is right for the takeover of Sri Lanka by Multinational Corporations and the wealthy Tamil Diaspora. They will come and buy everything from the Trincomalee harbor, Hambantota harbors our best lands and convert the people to serfs who will have to work under these Corporations. Instead of being a dignified race of people who are self-sufficient, we will end up as serfs working for a pittance for these corporations. Wikunanasinghe and his cohorts will be very well looked after. Sri Lanka labor costs are much higher than that in India, Bangladesh etc. So these corporations will import labor who will never go back and what happened in 1815 will be repeated. The ethnic balance will be changed furthermore forever. Both CBK and Ponil will have their ultimate revenge. Ponil is a twit who mind is still in the 1950’s mindset. He thinks Capitalism works. It does not as has been shown by one of the world’s foremost Economists Dr. Richard Wolf and many others.

    RW follows the script from failed pure capitalist ideas from the International powers. Most of Europe including U.K follow Socialist Systems of Governance. RW after losing elections 29 times keeps coming like the Terminator in the film. Both Ranil and CBK are like the walking dead in the film Zombies since their hearts are dead. The body and head keep going on a set program from the International powers.

    We need to measure the success of the economy by PQLI (Physical Quality of Life Index which is a composite number to measure Life expectancy, literacy, infant mortality etc). Not by GDP. The only solution is for all the good well-meaning people in the country, the intellectuals, the workers, the priests and the forces to rise up against this life defeating systems and bring lasting change and prosperity for the ordinary people not the few at the top.

    Sri Lanka is the Socialist Republic. Not a Capitalist Paradise for vermin from abroad to creep in and spoil our land and culture. The purely Capitalist countries have destroyed their countries and parts of the world and are now looking for new fresh lands to conquer and plunder and rape.

    There are many top economists who have written on the topic. One of the most outspoken has been Dr. Richard Wolf. His famous talk Capitalism hits the fan is given below. His solution for capitalism is to have democracy in the workplace. The Mondragon Corporation in Spain is actually a large number of Co-operatives under the umbrella of Mondragon. This was set up with the blessings of the Catholic Church. In the USA there are many companies which are run as co-operatives where the employees participate in the decision making of the company affairs by being on the board. In Germany which has been very successful any company with over 2000 employees have to have at least 50% of employees on the board. This is why unlike USA Germany is very successful. In 2008 when the recession hit many companies in the USA laid off people in millions. In Germany, the Govt informed the companies not to lay off anyone. They suggested that they can reduce the number of hours of employees but keep all employed. In return, the German Govt paid the wages of the companies who had reduced the number of hours of employees so that no one lost any money. The net result was that the people had money in the pocket and were spending it thereby keeping the economy rolling. They hardly felt the recession, unlike the stupid USA.

    Please watch ( Capitalism Hits the Fan – Richard Wolff) ( Austerity and Neoliberalism in Greece with Richard Wolff and Barry Herman | The New School)

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