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07 July, 2017

Theresa May accidentally reveals one of the basic principles of neoliberalism

Thatcher's political clone, accidentally uncovered one of the most fundamental principles of the neoliberal dogma: more taxes for the poor, less taxes for the rich. Of course, the political puppets of the neoliberal establishment would never admit such a thing directly because they would be vanished from the political map in no time.


Apart from the usual narratives and lies that are being copy-pasted and reproduced by the political establishment in the West, the British PM, Theresa May, through just one sentence, accidentally revealed a well-hidden trick of neoliberalism that has been used excessively to build consent for large sections of the middle class.

Margaret Thatcher's upgraded clone, manufactured in the modern factories of the neoliberal establishment, answered to Jeremy Corbyn's inquiry about what does she and her government offer for the young people except for more misery. May responded:

It isn't fair to go out and tell people that they can have all the public spending they want without paying for it. Labour's way leads to fewer jobs, higher prices, more taxes ...


Do you recognize the contradiction here? On the one hand she states that the ordinary people should pay for public spending, on the other, she blames Labour for requesting more taxes. As far as we know, public spending comes from taxes.

Apparently, lower taxation is not applicable for everyone. Here, Thatcher's political clone, accidentally uncovered one of the most fundamental principles of the neoliberal dogma: more taxes for the poor, less taxes for the rich. Of course, the political puppets of the neoliberal establishment would never admit such a thing directly because they would be vanished from the political map in no time.

As explained previously, a very simplified perception propagated by the mechanisms of the establishment, is that the state is the enemy of the private sector (generally), and that further taxes (generally) lead to further damage for the economy.

This general trend, was particularly profound in the Greece of crisis, the last five years. Since the beginning of the crisis, the bank-occupied mainstream media directed all the propaganda against the "bad" public sector, in order to hide the responsibilities of the bankers who have been bailed-out with billions, and the local oligarchs, who are still part of a corrupted system inside the country.

Neoliberal politicians both from the Popular Right, Social Democrats, and other minor neoliberal parties, as well as mainstream journalists and economists, were saying that businesses need tax reliefs in order to survive.

Through this absolutely simplified and generalized everyday "brainwash", the mouthpieces of the system managed to unite all the range of the private sector (from the smallest business to the largest multinational) against the public sector “enemy”. What these systemic servants didn't bother to specify, is that when they speak about tax reliefs, they mean exclusively the big corporations and multinationals in the name of "preserving jobs". Indeed, some of the policies imposed by Greece's troika creditors (IMF, ECB, European Commission), were directing the tax increases towards local small-medium businesses in order to eliminate them. The target was simple: to destroy every last sign of competition in favor of the big capital.

Through this trick, the neoliberal propaganda managed to build consent for the small-medium business sector, in previous decades, and deceitfully made it align with the big corporations against the state.

The neoliberal priesthood works continuously on finding new ways to tax the poor even more. As Richard Wolff explained, the real reason of the legalization of gambling and marijuana is simply to burden the poor with more taxes from the back door.

Yet, there are times where the neoliberal puppets, like Theresa May, accidentally reveal the truth behind the establishment's dirty tricks.

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