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Examples of Corruption in the UK

When directly comparing the United Kingdom with some countries that are more well renowned for being corrupt, it really does pale in comparison. This is particularly evident when looking at far flung countries run by dictators and the like. Examples have included Silvio Berlusconi and Jacques Chirac in more recent times. Similarly in a sporting sense, there are particularly low levels of corruption once again in Britain and so it’s almost not a fair comparison in the slightest. Some examples of the more well known sporting corruption is the alleged match fixing ordeal in Pakistan and their international cricket team. While all of this is true, there is undoubtedly an underlying sense of corruption throughout the British media and generally large swathes of its upper class too. We may not be able to compete with all of the more massive corruption that is present in today’s world, but our media is learning that the public is becoming significantly more aware of its activities behind closed doors.

Silvio Berlusconi

On the other hand, when not looking at these far flung countries and focusing our attention towards Europe and the EU states instead we can see that our scandals are almost certainly some of the most substantial. In recent years there has been massive leaks of knowledge including various labour, conservative and liberal MPs changing their expenses documents in their favour – Ultimately pocketing themselves a tidy sum of pocket money. Add to this Jimmy Savile’s long standing history of paedophilia and the fact that Frankie Dettori was banned from horse racing for taking performance enhancing drugs too. Similarly, we have seen big companies follow the same path of corruption as these big names have too, one notable example is the Barclays bank that was caught out in the Libor rate fixing scandal.

Furthermore, BAE Systems was also pulled up various times over the past 10 years over arms deals it has been conducting with nations and indeed sects throughout the world. Another key figure that we have seen fallen in relatively recent times, and almost on a continual process is the British police force. There have been cases of policemen, senior ones at that, selling top secret stories to journalists and newspapers. There is corruption at every single level of society and without the public realising this it is difficult for us to see any progress. Unfortunately the media drives this corruption and the average British person does not have interest in joining any form of conquest to stand up against corruption in any sense. Once again, I need to make it quite clear how important it is for us all to stand up against corruption in our world, it is invading our lives and in turn corrupting us with lies and collusion too. This is not something that any of us need and we should all do our part to kick it out, rather than simply sitting back and letting the world tick over.

How You Can Fight Media Corruption

If you personally are seeking to act out against media corruption then you will be extremely pleased to hear that yes, there is an awful lot that you can do to make a difference – and a fairly big one at that too. Most of the time if you don’t try to be a big player, then you will fail to ever become a big player – it’s absolutely crucial that you take action now and try your best to make a difference, wherever you are in the world.

For those of us that live in the United Kingdom, it is far easier than others given the fact that we have relatively good levels of freedom of speech. The media, while it does hold a huge wedge of control over the people and even the government too, we can still say what we want, where we want and ultimately can protest against the current system too.

I think that one thing that people are scared of is being alone out there, attempting to make a change by yourself is a fairly terrifying concept. However, I think that it’s important that people do make that first step into the light and try to make a difference. If none of these people existed in the world, it would be a very different place from the paradise (I’m talking hypothetically here) that it is today. Well, for us in the United Kingdom, despite the strong media presence, it is a paradise. In some of the darkened corners of the world this is not true, not in the slightest. In these countries the media loves control and relentlessly acts against governments and people utilizing propaganda as its main tool. This single tool is extremely powerful and can be used to mobilize entire countries against a particular movement – think the Nazis here.

It is essential that the people learn to recognize the difference between typical journalism and journalism that has been highly influenced by people either in power, or whom have a lot of money – these, as you will all know already, tend to come hand in hand. One thing that I need to get across to you before you all go is that protests are the key in us leaving this abyss. Without protests, nothing will get out there to the more hollow minded among us, we need it to pass our message on. The media and their corruptive ways have a massive head start upon us but with numbers we can mass. Together, in protest, the message will get out and the large media corporations will eventually, inevitably fall. I feel that within the next 10 years we are going to take massive leaps and bounds on these corrupt organisations and I think that within 20 they will be completely dissolved, particularly in the United Kingdom where people are already beginning to wake up from this nightmare. Please let me know what you think about this blog post and I will get back to you all in the comments section below.

Media Initiative – What We’re All About

Hello and welcome to media initiative, here we are going to be talking about what is currently on going in the world in terms of activist action against media organisations. There’s a lot that I would like to cover and probably not enough time to get all of it done, but I’m going to give it my best shot and we’ll see how far that this goes. In an ideal sense I would like to get a few people onto the blog to talk about this issue and hopefully a few people in the audience out there will learn a thing or two about the widespread corruption that we are facing.

Media Corruption

While I am on this topic, I saw something in the news today that sparked an interest for me, firstly the British government – yes, you heard that correctly – the British government is acting against media corruption and various other forms of corruption this year. Conservative leader David Cameron publicly stated today that foreign firms that currently own properties within the United Kingdom are going to have to declare all of these assets publicly – this is aimed at trying to stamp out all forms of foreign based money laundering in the United Kingdom. I’m not actually too confident in this tactic and I think it is being used as somewhat of a curtain to hide the real issues, however I would be more than happy if Mr Cameron proved me wrong.

Companies based within the UK, based domestically, in Europe or indeed anywhere in the world will have to sign up to a newly created open registrar if they would like to purchase property in the United Kingdom. Now for one, nobody can say that this is not a step in the right direction, it really is and I think that if the Conservatives continue to make decisions like these then it is going to be hard for me to not be swayed to vote for them in 2020. Labour failed to make any significant dents into the media corruption that exists today, in fact they actually went against the grain and whilst maintaining that they were trying to devolve power that the media held over government – they actually supported this corruption. I guess the motto of the story is that you can’t believe anything that you read anymore, there always appears to be a hidden motive behind every single decision that comes from a parliamentary figure and this notion doesn’t seem like it is going to be leaving us at any time soon.

I will be back here very soon continuing to post on what I feel most strongly about, please come back to my blog soon to read some more about media corruption and this time what you can do to combat it yourself.