The name of the book should give it away really, what it’s purpose was. The Doomsday Book. Also known as the Great Survey (there’s that word again, great). Created over 1,000 years ago in 1086, it was the first step towards where we are now in my mind. A register, where everybody in the land of England was visited (apparently), and all their assets, property, land etc were listed, so they could be taxed or taken off them. And tax people they did, for various things over those years, working out that it wasn’t enough to only take on the main things, they needed to reduce people’s wealth, while at the same time as increasing theirs, same shit different day.
We’ve had window tax, that many have heard of and you can still see the remnants of that time, with bricked up windows and seeing where they once were. That’s the only reason I had heard of it, I asked as a child why there were bricked up windows in so many old buildings.
Another one I learnt of in the last few years, was hearth tax. Yes, they actually taxed you on how many fireplaces you had, or places to heat food, meaning you could have more than one family in a house, yep, tax ’em. Suddenly films like Robin Hood don’t seem so far-fetched, well, maybe the bit about someone standing up to the establishment and getting things back in order, but not about the taxes on the poor. That bit of very true, and of barons and lord of the manor, we still have them today.
In these modern times though, they have been stealthily been putting together their digital doomsday database, of what you have and what you are. But is it just for taxes this time? They talk of you owning nothing and being happy, so how exactly are they going to go about achieving that for you? We have the 10 year census which gives them all sorts of household and personal information, they can access your bank if they want, which shows them your financial life, they can check your insurance which tells how much you have within your house and how much your possessions are worth, they know your political history through voting records, or lack thereof. They know what you learn and are educated with at school and university, they know your medical history and family situation usually. They can see what you buy at the supermarket if you have a points card and use a digital transaction for it, they know where you socialise when you use your card, and who you mix with and what you say if you do it via social media or your phone. They know what you watch, when you watch it, what you play, how long you play for, what makes you stressed, what makes you happy, when you get ill etc. It’s a lot, isn’t it? Has anyone in your entire life ever known that much about you? Or you about them?
But all the above doesn’t in itself mean something nefarious is going on, even though it is no secret they spent billions of dollars in the 50’s and in subsequent decades on psychological research to manipulate and change people’s habits and needs to make them that way. What does seem to be revealing the nefarious side of it all, is what is now being proposed which involves all of the above. The drip feeding of what they would like to happen by way of digital control of your life, and what’s more terrifying than what they propose, is that lots of people don’t seem in the slightest bit bothered by it. But that could just be a result of the constant programming that occurs to try and make people more compliant. Check out my article Consumerism for a little more on that.
They want to dictate what you can own, if you can have a house, or a job, what you can eat and your food allowance, they want to decide if you are mentally and physically healthy. They want to tell you what is correct, and what is wrong, how to think and what to think. Individuality, choice and free thought seems to a real thorn in their sides. Not for the benefit of the people, but for the benefit of their systems and profits. And in order to maintain that and steer it where they want it to go, they need to herd people along a certain path. It’s happened before, just in a more analogue way.
After the first doomsday book, over the coming times they restricted people, wrote new laws, boundaries, land agreements, taxes, systems of order to control people. Creating slums and low wages between themselves to keep people in their place, if any section or peoples appear to be getting too rich or too smart for the liking of the others, they are removed, or discredited, or social strife is created to change the direction. Wealth gets taken and redistributed to those who want to keep it from others, neatly illustrated these last few weeks with the changing of the monarch here in the UK. An article titled “The royal family put into law in 1993 that they won’t have to pay inheritance tax, so it doesn’t erode their wealth”. And there you have it, clear as day, your wealth is up for grabs, but theirs isn’t? And that people, is how the rich got very rich, not by working harder, but by keeping more and taking yours. Convenient disasters also clearing the way for them, industrial advances giving reason to clear out the countryside a bit, herd people into cities with the ideas of wealth and fortune. ‘The streets are paved with gold’, and people believing in being able to make something of themselves with the opportunities of the city. Not so in many cases, it’s the same then as it is now, it’s who you know, not what you know. But those ideas were put out there because it served a purpose, they want people to move around and relocate, but when it suits them. Forced relocations have been a thing, all over the world, for the longest time. Ireland, apparently during the great famine of 1845, it wasn’t just the lack of potatoes that caused the issue, the royalty at the time kept exporting food out of Ireland, they deliberately starved all those people, and encouraged more to leave. Scotland, we had the Highland clearances, only learnt about those fairly recently in life too, but again, families and generations of people forcibly moved. They say some of the Klan leaders were in on it, bought out by greed, they increased the land rent to the point of being unsustainable to force people out. It worked. They crippled people lives and way of life, just to have some land, and more money and power. Sad really that it has been going on for so long, but if you want to know how the UK came to be as it is today, I think it’s important to try and look back over how we got here.
Enslavement is not progress for us, but it may well be for the people who wish it upon us. So, when they talk of technological advances and progress, they talk of their world. For us it will be restricted living and being nothing but a resource for someone else and their way of life, and you must understand, both ways of life cannot co-exist it would seem, which is why one must go. Technology can still be used for good, I do believe that, but not when wielded at the hands of madman and their mercenaries.