Most of us don’t even realise that we’re in a war. I didn’t until a few months ago. The full scale of it and the horrific suffering it is causing across the globe is staggering. What’s also mind blowing is the way it’s hidden from us, and the way we often willfully ignore it when it is made clear to us. But make no mistake, we’re in the middle of it. So far we aren’t fairing too well.

We didn’t start it. We didn’t seek it. Very few of us want it. But it is there, all around us, affecting all of us.

What kind of war is it? You don’t see tanks and warplanes around you in the UK. There’s no overt military maneuvers. That’s because it isn’t a “Hard War”. That woudn’t work – there are far too many of us to be controlled through force. We’re probably too bolshy. No, it’s far more subtle, far more sophisticated – its a “Soft War”. It’s fought through the media, through our political system, our education system. The battle grounds include our own beliefs and ideas. Our dreams. Our fears. Without realising it we often fight against our own interests, on behalf of those waging the war.

The war is an economic war. It’s goal seems to be to concentrate wealth, resources and power into the hands of a very small minority. I don’t know if that is the end goal, or just a stage in a bigger grand plan. I don’t know if that even matters – its this economic war that is killing millions and enslaving billions.

This blog is my way of keeping a record of the war as I see it happening around me, and my exploration if its nature, its scale, and the methods being used to fight it. I’m also interested in those who’ve woken up to it and who are trying to fight back. There are quite a few, and they are very diverse. They range from students to ex-bankers, journalists to job seekers, “benefit-trapped” single parents to world-leading economists.

I hope you take a little time to consider this. I don’t think the world has to be like this.