When Britain first, at Heaven’s command, arose from out the azure main…

Forget the 1000-plus years of flowering liberty at the command of God. The ultimate achievement of the Britons before they disappear under the blue sea of European obscurity will be to stage and participate in an Equality-and-Diversity-friendly Olympic games, and they won’t even mind if they suffer a bit of text-book tyranny for it.

According to the timetable for the convoluted process of buying into the shared Olympic experience-of-a-lifetime, at the end of this week – June 10th – the initial round of ticket selling for the 2012 games will be over. May 31st was the high-water mark where the majority of transactions were supposed to take place and yet there is plenty of anecdotal evidence that the opportunity for the general public to obtain some Olympic-injected-life-meaning has been severely curtailed. It seems that lots of people have had much smaller amounts than expected taken from their accounts which means that they didn’t buy all the tickets they had hoped to. It’s not surprising really, as 20 million applications were made for just 6.6 million tickets. It’s the opposite to a one-customer-to-many-events relation, and people have been realising that they won’t be going to see the spectacle that they felt would most enrich their lives.

If people were not satisfied by the outcome of their dabbling with the corporate-government forces that are managing the affair then they should have realised that they had little right to expect otherwise. By entering into the transactions by the terms required of them, they placed themselves at a disadvantage in the first instance and demonstrated that the government-encouraged British slave mentality bought by a bit of frippery is thriving and not showing any signs of flagging.

In order to illustrate this it is necessary to spend a little time musing upon the fundamental general buyer/seller relationship. The seller has goods that the buyer wants and the seller will trade the goods in return for items of equal worth (that he in turn is desirous to be in possession of); in this day and age this is usually supposed to be physical money. The value of the goods is not only dependent on some inherent quality, but also on how much they are desired by the buyer, and how widely the goods are available. In other words, much of the value of the subject of the buyer/seller transaction is dependent on supply and demand

In such a transaction both the buyer and seller have power in a veto which provides leverage towards obtaining a more favourable outcome in terms of price. The buyer can withdraw his interest in the purchase, the seller can withdraw the goods from sale. I am certainly no expert – so please correct me – but I believe that described here are the basic dynamics of human interaction in terms of trading with parity.

Now compare this with the relationship between the human Olympic ticket-buying entity (referred to here as the slave) and the ticket-selling London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) – part of a government-corporate partnership that is organising and delivering the games. It seems (because I myself have had no exposure to the process) that the slave is required to submit what is effectively a blank cheque – albeit with an upper limit – along with a list of preferred purchases. In return LOCOG chooses which purchase the slave is to be allowed to make, and takes the appropriate amount of money from him.

What is quite clear is that in the LOCOG/slave system the seller gains an additional advantage over the buyer and parity is lost. The seller has a captive buyer and can dish out an item that is in low demand without the value of the item being diminished; he can maintain the full asking price for it. (In the normal buyer/seller relationship low demand induces a lower price).

Apparently, there will be an opportunity in 2012 for customers unhappy with their allocation of tickets to “resell” them. In terms of the buyer/seller model, this is where the hapless buyer gets to exercise his veto, but clearly at this stage in the transaction it is worthless because there is no leverage to be gained in its usage. (It’s not clear how this process will actually work – whether tickets are returned directly to LOCOG, or whether the onus is on the customer to find a buyer. Either way, it’s a hassle of the sort that makes people who are faced with it become resigned into accepting their mishap).

Besides which, there is another aspect of the LOCOG/slave relationship that treats the buyer so dismally that it is truly a marvel that he would freely elect to enter in to it. I am referring to the requirement for purchases to be made with VISA cards only. I assume that it means that customers who used VISA credit cards incurred interest when they bought an Olympic ticket. These people, then, will have additionally paid what is essentially a tax (that goes directly to the banking cartel) on top of a ticket price that may well be above its natural supply-and-demand adjusted value.

As I implied at the top of this, millions of people decided to enter into this sort of deal with their corporate-government master, despite the fact that it reinforced that relationship, that it was to their disadvantage, and more often than not robbed them to enrich some banking-criminal types.

When all said and done, the sad fact is that it should be no surprise that they would engage in this folly. For years the British have been convinced by their government that their welfare system (including the NHS) is the social model that is envied the world over. Such propaganda has been conducive for acclimatising the British to surrendering their wealth to the State and accepting as inevitable the appalling returns; the State has been ripping off the British for decades. Of course, as soon as there was the blood of a whole nation in the water, there was nothing that the shipwrecked Britons could do to stop the sharks circling and snatching them. You will have heard of the phrase “Rip-off Britain”, the appellation for this country much favoured by the tabloid press to describe how the corporations enjoy an advantage over British people within the buyer/seller relationship. As we can see, the British have only themselves to thank; their downfall is a weakness of character – a corruption – that prefers moments of titillation, easier passage and the option to abdicate personal responsibility over more worthwhile methods, attitudes and goals that are harder to keep and attain.

We used to sing a song called “Rule, Britannia!” There is a big clue in the words: slaves do not and never will rule the waves. The momentary sight of a Union Flag above two others in a London Olympic stadium – although it might stir the loins for a few seconds – is but a very dim shadow of past glory when Britons were made of better stuff – sprung fully formed like the land at their feet from the ocean and poised to lead the world by toil, moral rectitude and the recognition of the superiority of the individual in his relationship with the State. Olympic “glory” will not be a true reflection – of any kind at all – of the modern day reality for the typically debased, humiliated and enslaved Briton.

(Please check out the TPA’s effort to expose councils who are using tax revenue to send their staff to the games).

2 comments for “When Britain first, at Heaven’s command, arose from out the azure main…

  1. June 9, 2011 at 5:37 am

    We are going to be paying for this bloated shindig for many, many years to come. I wish Paris had won it.

  2. June 10, 2011 at 8:22 am

    he slave is required to submit what is effectively a blank cheque – albeit with an upper limit – along with a list of preferred purchases. In return LOCOG chooses which purchase the slave is to be allowed to make, and takes the appropriate amount of money from him

    It does seem an extraordinary way to go about it – a seller’s market in the extreme. I was Downunder for the 1987 America’s Cup and they were pulling the same gag. Huge costs for accommodation, tickets to go out and see it etc. Almost no one took up the option, preferring to just mill around in the general area and wait for the boats to come home.

    This is obviously different – a captive market – and it stinks.

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