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A woman lost her income and claim to Universal Credit because the Department of Work and Pensions believed that she was dead. Despite her informing the DWP that she is very much alive the DWP decided to 'investigate' her Universal Credit claim.


The lady in question, who we will call Mandy C (not her real name) only became aware of the issue when her claim for Universal Credit stopped and she received no payment for the month of July. She posted on her online journal that she had not received her usual payment of Universal Credit. She was informed by a work coach that her claim had been closed because she is 'deceased' and was reported as dead. By who? She was not party to that information.

It took two further days of telephone calls and despite her sympathetic work coach to convince the Universal Credit system that she is still very much alive and still needs Universal Credit as she relies on it for her income. After a lot of effort, a Decision Maker decided to 'investigate' whether she is still alive and eligible to claim Universal Credit.

What is disturbing about this case

What is particularly disturbing about this case is that the Department of Work and Pensions did not seek to contact Mandy C. to verify whether or not she is still alive before stopping her claim for Universal Credit. This is because Universal Credit is not a social security system, which explains why there is no longer any trust or sense of community between the Department of Work and Pensions and the claimant which would make it a social security system and social safety net. The claimant in the Universal Credit system is not to be trusted and must back up any claim with a verified digital and paper trail in order for the claim to be processed and payments to be made.

This also explains why Mandy C. phoning the DWP did not constitute proof that she is very much alive and eligible for Universal Credit. Under a legacy benefit system such as Jobseekers Allowance or Employment Support Allowance this error would have been corrected by a work coach and the system updated. However under the newer Universal Credit system, there needs to be an 'investigation' by a Decision Maker who is somewhere higher up in the DWP hierarchy.

The case for ideological subversion

This is why we maintain that Universal Credit is a clear example of what we refer to as 'ideological subversion'. Ideological subversion refers to the process of 'active measures' which in the West is perhaps better known as 'common purpose' and relates to the application of conditionality to all forms of life, which is controlled either by a corporation, an institution or a government department or ministry. The objective is to change the perception of reality for everyone in the country to the extent that despite the abundance of information nobody is able to reach a rational conclusion either in their personal interests, in the interests of their community, or in terms of society.

This is a fairly slow process of ideological brainwashing which occurs in four stages:

The first stage is demoralization which takes a process of 15-20 years, which is the equivalent length of time it takes to educate a generation. The objective of this demoralization process was to replace traditional moral values, based on compassion, empathy and understanding the difference between right and wrong, with much more 'modern' moral values based on material and financial values. What is important in this new 'demoralized' morality isn't the knowledge or understanding the difference between right and wrong, but the importance of work, having a job, being educated, and earning a living.

This process is already complete and now young people think about more than anything earning money, making money and getting a job or developing a career.

This is backed up by a lack of investment and defunding of culture and cultural development, the loss of community space and venues for the development of culture through music, through art, through theatre and film making, and the creation of various ideological divisions which divide people in terms of ideology so that people demoralize themselves and cannot reach a consensus on any major issue.

The period of destabilization only takes between 2-5 years and this is characterized by a lack of care as to how the changes affect people. How the changes affect people is of little or no importance, or whether they lose their jobs, their incomes, their livelihoods or even their lives. The only things what matter are the economy, foreign relations, and the military and defence. There has been more than ample enough time to achieve destabilization through the period of austerity which was implemented since 2010.

Crisis is the shortest period because it only needs several weeks to bring a country to crisis and for different measures to be implemented.

After the sudden and forceful, sometimes violent measures implemented during crisis you then have the period of normalization, which is the setting up of the new system or 'regime'. This period can go on indefinitely. This period is characterized by the implementation of measures which promote insecurity when it comes to income, work, access to housing, access to public services, access to social security and welfare support, access to healthcare, and so on and so forth together with fear motivation and ideological propaganda.

Development of Qultura Fallback

In response to the above - and without wishing to get involved in the ideological conflicts and disputes so as not to get drawn into the system - we have developed Qultura Fallback which is a native community support project. You can find out more about Qultura Fallback in 'Being part of the Qultura community' below or by accessing the Qultura Fallback webpage.


How Qultura works

Qultura is a system for figuring out your Principle and Process - the existential core of your life - through the development of empathy and community. The core principle and philosophy is simple and easy to learn.

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The process of individuation

The development of empathy is fundamental to human evolution. But to be capable of developing empathy you need to take off your societal mask and be real and prepared to live your truth.

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Being part of the Qultura community

The Qultura community has been developed in a way which makes change possible for anyone in society by striking a balance between self and other and also between organization and community.

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