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Friday, 21 October 2011

Welfare as a Means of Social Control

A welfare state according to the text books is a concept of government in which the state plays a key role in the protection and promotion of the economic and social well-being of its citizens.

It is based on the principle of public responsibility for those unable to avail themselves of the minimal provisions for a good life. The general term may cover a variety of forms of economic and social organization.
The Welfare State
The welfare state encourages a culture of dependence which a government eager for social control will nurture. The dependence grows as ever higher levels of taxation are required to fund ever more generous social programs which draws an ever greater percentage of the population into the benefit dependence trap as a result of ever increasing levels of taxation.

There arises a mutual acceptance between electors and candidates that candidates will say what electors wish to hear and electors won't hold them their promises after the election. Hopefully a candidate will know better than most what really is happening and will never need admit that they have to take responsibility for their own futures.

They choose people who say 'Trust me, I will look after you'.

The trouble with following the herd is that the path always ends at the slaughter house.