Saturday, 7 December 2013

Nationalism and Socialism as Opposed to Exploitation

Part 3
Fair Trade

The values of nationalism and socialism in Britain should make clear that unfair exploitation of workers is unacceptable in British production and trading standards.

The criteria used by the Corporate Establishment to earn high and unreasonable profit margins are contrary to true British values. To give one example, platinum is sold worldwide at the same market price, and yet Australian platinum miners earn at least ten times more than their counterparts in South Africa. Platinum miners in this country may even earn $12 a day, working underground and breathing the dust they are drilling from the rocks. Clearly, in the case of South Africa, large amounts of profits are siphoned off into the stock exchange scene and do not remain in the economy of the country of production.

In Britain, we would not like to be treated in this way, but the Establishment, including the highly acclaimed “head of the Commonwealth”, of which South Africa is a member, will ignore such issues from their agenda.

Another example is the production of textiles in India, Bangladesh and Indonesia, where the workers earn perhaps a few dollars a day and the products are exported to Western countries. Almost the entire textile production in Britain – and the West in general – has been closed down and transferred abroad, so as to guarantee a greater income to the Trade Name and High Street Establishment.

As a result we have mass unemployment, and workers in other countries earn only a fraction of that which would have been the salary of a British or Western worker. Corporate greed and speculation results in an unfair society, it is manifest in world trade and responds only to one law: how to earn more money through exploitation. Workers’ rights are not respected, but indeed are openly abused. Or workers are simply laid off and sent home and the production is transferred abroad to cheap-labour economies at fractional prices.

True British Socialism and national honour cannot accept this. A code of fair international production and trading standards would be essential once our Country has embraced Prosperity. We could not accept unfair exploitation either at home or abroad as a means of furthering our national economy.  

Written by D. Alexander

Part 1: Will Britain acquire a national and social identity?

Part 2: Nationalism and Socialism in Britain as opposed to extremism

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