State as Power: Britain’s War on the Poor

People subject to state power whose conditions of life dictate that they are not functioning in a manner that serves the imperative of power – earning and paying taxes – are, by default, the enemies of the state.

The Bureaucratic State, Fear, and the Kafkaesque

In this reality the author self-censors and conforms freely for fear of being seen and scrutinised by the now realised Big Brother state and state-dominated society. This is a democracy that behaves itself by conforming to the will of the state – to the will of power – en masse as a result of accepting as true the “promises of later success” and with vague hopes of the benefits and vague fears of the powers of the masters.