Tuesday, 31 May 2011
Referism - FIFA
The current shennanigans involving the World Cups for 2018 and 2022 and its presidential election may not appear to have much to do with Referism.
There are 208 football federations belonging to FIFA and a majority of 75% of them is necessary to change the agenda, postpone the election and prevent the current President, Joseph S. Blatter from enjoying a walkover or whatever the footballing equivalent is. Not much chance therefore of the subscription-paying federations having any influence.
However, it appears that several "tier 1" sponsors such as Adidas, Coca-Cola, Emirates and Visa are expressing their concern at bribery allegations and the damage that the affair may be causing them because brand association is a two-way street. As these concerns have voluntary and folding votes in the matter, ie £ hundreds of millions in sponsorship annually, it will be interesting if a backroom deal is concocted by the Gnomes of Zurich to give the former President of the World Society of Friends of Suspenders a golden parachute after a decent (long enough for people to forget why, so three months) interval. Just think how many people will have made the decision in those companies to voice their concern, probably well under a hundred, yet they can multiply the power of their views to exceed those of millions of footie fans.
The point is that the ability to freely withhold money equals real power that no amount of "votes" can equal. £ and $ are the oxygen of business and government . Thus we individuals must seize from Parliament the right to authorise the Supply Process which opens the tap of public spending. We are no threat while the people who borrow money to give away abroad can gaol us for refusing to pay. Only when they can have their pay stopped if we choose will they listen.
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