SIXTH - OF THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
2 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My Commandments.
3 “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.
4 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.
5 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.
7 “You shall not commit adultery.
8 “You shall not steal.
9 “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
10 “You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor's.”
GOLDEN RULES OF PUBLIC OFFICE - IN THE UK
2 Never represent the interests of the electorate, especially the less well off, save where you benefit financially personally or are offered in kind services, and it makes you look good. Take every opportunity to milk and enslave the electorate of taxes and rents for your banking and loyal chums. Show no mercy in the quest for more, never give anyone an even break. Especially not the homeless. Endeavour to keep house prices high to prevent access to the property ladder, to ensure rental enslavement, ignoring the housing crisis and deaths on the streets. Encourage health services to operate administrative merry go-rounds to reduce the aging population, by denying treatment, where they are no longer taxable, despite any Hippocratic oaths to protect life and assisted suicide being illegal. Help the State gain early death duties, from accelerated passing. Dead men make no claims.
3 Never criticize any council official or party policy, and never ask any awkward questions - even where the advice being given is illogical or illegal. Just keep a straight face and act dumb. For if you genuinely represent the electorate, you will be black-balled and not included in the fold, and this will rebound when you need a planning favour.
4 Take regular holidays at public expense to make you unavailable for comment. Put in as few hours as you can get away with. Make sure your family understand these Golden rules, and be sure that your administration is working for you at all times on the Public Relations front to cover your tracks, especially concerning tabloid bad press that stands to cause political unrest and show your profiteering from the system in a bad light.
5 Grab all the inheritance you can and be sure not to give any to HMRC using tax havens, offshore facilities and dubious accounting. Always aim to cheat other family members, but give the appearance of being fair. Claim all the expenses you can, including manufacturing receipts for private work, that you can pass off as a legitimate expense.
6 Where you may need a favour one day, always support masons, quangos, or other secret society members, even in causing premature death or torture, even though this may be illegal. Be sure to befriend judges and crown prosecution fellows and make sure your legal representation has no morals. Never act impartially and with integrity and be sure your colleagues understand that they can count on you in this regard.
7 Never officially register a conflict of interest, not until you are likely to be found out and have no option, and then claim it slipped you mind or you didn't understand the rules. Offer to apologize to avoid investigation. Always abuse your code of conduct and fornicate freely to obtain your way, including making false accusations as to such activities if this may obtain the same result as actual fornication or adultery. Never leave a chamber where your interests are being decided. Stay there and assert your presence to be sure the others vote the right way for you, and give dirty looks to dissenters.
8 If you witness any possible crime in progress on the part of anyone in the fold, or if a member of the public report a crime to you, you didn't see anything, you heard nothing and so cannot say anything about any fraud or abuse of public office. This will give you greater bargaining power for when others discover your transgressions. This is good team work. Be a team player no matter how corrupt the group is, including high ranking officials. The more corrupt you are and the fewer questions you ask, the more crooked officials will reward you. Think of your enhanced pension for remaining silent.
9 You should spread false rumors at every opportunity to make your council or political party decisions look good, by the back door, such that you may not be held accountable for libel or slander and to further your ambition. Never answer a direct question as to dubious policies or misfeasance, always defer to a civil servant to deflect inconvenient truths. You have the right to remain silent, even where your are supposed to be accountable and operate transparently. Always find a scapegoat and decline appearances on TV shows such as Newsnight on awkward topics.
10 Always discredit your neighbours and competing investors, such as to purchase their property at an undervalue and deprive them of their human or any other legal rights, or to gain financially for your family and friends, and gain a hold over neighbouring persons. Use your influence to enforce and discriminate institutionally, to blight a prospective purchase in the locality and devalue it, where such blight may be lifted conveniently if and as it falls into your lap as a result of such misdeeds. Ignore sustainable development rules completely, leave this to the hippies, for they will restrict your profiteering and undermine your investments, and nobody other than the Greens pay any serious attention to conservation issues.
GET OUT - In the scapegoat ritual of Yom Kippur and the bird ritual of the metzora, sin/impurity is transferred onto an animal and it is sent away.
In English politics, it pays to have someone to blame for any
impropriety when the shit
hits the fan.
COUNTRYSIDE ABOMINATION & HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS - If you buy one of these (proposed) houses, not only will you be adding to global warming, but you could be letting yourself in for many years of litigation, not least of which is the potential to be charged under groundwater contamination laws. At least 40% of the houses shown are in a direct line to poison the only working well in the village - Lime Well - in the lower left of the picture. The developers will also fall foul of the Human Rights Act 1998, for interfering with the peaceful enjoyment of a water supply.
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