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Deliberate Impoverishment of the Western World
U.S. poverty totals hit a 50-year high Census Bureau's grim statistics show recession's lingering effects, as young adults move back home and 1 million more Americans go without health insurance ... In a grim portrait of a nation in economic turmoil, the government reported that the number of people living in poverty last year surged to 46.2 million — the most in at least half a century — as 1 million more Americans went without health insurance and household incomes fell sharply. – Los Angeles Times
Dominant Social Theme: These things happen. No reason. Depressions spontaneously occur. They are "market mistakes."
Free-Market Analysis: We've spent considerable time in the past three years (the past decade, actually), analyzing how the powers-that-be have reorganized society, especially American society, in a way that relentlessly reduces prosperity. Figures released yesterday from the US Census provide a startling illustration of just how effective elites have been. (See excerpt above.)
Why would a handful of wealthy central banking families want to impoverish the US and render its citizens penniless? Our conclusion is simple: World government is on the way and the American culture is still resistant to the kind of hyper-regulatory corporatism that is necessary to support this kind of governance.
America (the West, generally) has apparently been under attack by an organized cabal of inter-generational banking families and corporate, business and military enablers for at least 200 years now, and perhaps 300 years. In the past 50 years, the pace has accelerated.
One by one, the UN, IMF, World Bank, BIS, ICC (international court), WHO and countless other globalist organizations have been put in place. The mainstream media treats this evolution as inevitable. It cannot be. Each evolution must be planned, funded and promoted. When it comes to politics of this sort, there are no coincidences, as FDR once observed.
We have taken to calling what has evolved "directed history" – in which events including wars are planned to ensure maximum destruction of the culture as it is in order to further militarize, globalize (and impoverish) what remains.
Because America was a "great exception" – founded as a republic with a culture that was relentlessly entrepreneurial and agricultural – America has been under sustained attack to ensure that its culture is Europeanized and recreated as what we call "regulatory democracy."
Regulatory democracy is one word for what has evolved. Corporatism is another. Fascism (of a sort) would be a third. No matter what word is used, the current Western model for nation states relies heavily on unelected bureaucrats, intelligence agencies and a military industrial complex that basically reports to the aforementioned elites and is not affected by voting or other democratic elements.
The modern nation state is funded by central banks, also seemingly controlled by these elite families, and the ultimate goal is formal global governance. Some question why a formal international government is necessary. The answer is that the elites like to work within a "lawful" environment of their own creation. The more that reality corresponds to their notions and plans, the easier it is to continually consolidate power.
Nothing else – no other sociopolitical model – seems to explain what has happened to America and Europe. The EU is a disaster and the euro has proven to be a currency that has brought ruin on the Southern crescent of that artificial entity. The one-size-fits all central banking policies of the union continue to collapse jobs and economies – something we've been forecasting for several years now.
European elites are on record as anticipating the disaster and welcoming it because it will allow for the creation a closer "political union." But in the Internet era, people are not so easily manipulated as they were in the 20th Century. The pushback to elite plans is extreme. The fate of the EU is by no means pre-determined. Events could easily spin out of control.
In the US, the great merger between Canada, Mexico and America has been all-but-abandoned – for the time being. However, one of the primary figures behind that putative merger is Texas governor Rick Perry who spent much time and political energy in the early 2000s trying create a "North American Union." In our view it is no accident that he is a front-runner for the presidency at this juncture.
The Rick Perry story is certainly illustrative of how the elites work. Perry actively supported a superhighway of some 20 lanes plus railroad tracks that was (and is) planned to bisect the US, running from Mexico to Canada. It would effectively turn the country into two separate halves, both of which would be economic backwaters, as trade and prosperity flowed between Canada and Mexico.
Perry also supported a kind of international health-care in which the US would subsidize medical treatments for Mexicans. He tried to portray this as a rare opportunity to address flaws in the health care system that a bi-national program would counteract. But in reality, it was more internationalism.
Perry was and is a globalist; he is likely a candidate of the elites and it is perhaps no coincidence that he is suddenly a leading GOP choice to run for president. Perry's globalist sympathies were so evident in Texas that he had to write a book renouncing them.
In his book, from what we can tell, he basically repurposes most if not all of libertarian presidential candidate Ron Paul's message of small government and reliance on the private sector. Perry's statements were so extreme, however, that he has made himself a target on both sides of the aisle.
Perry is just one more unmoored and unprincipled politician, willing to undermine his country and its hundreds of millions for personal gain. (Some have compared him to a used car salesman and claimed in another, less corrupt era he would never have achieved his current position.) He has become a millionaire several times over during his political career, and no doubt millions more await him if he does by some chance become president.
Meanwhile, the larger American economy continues to suffer. Critics in the mainstream media will have plenty of explanations for how their country came to be in the shape that it is in. But from our humble perspective, there can only be one explanation; it's part of a larger plan, at least to some degree. Here's some more from the article, above:
The poverty rate for all Americans rose in 2010 for the third consecutive year, matching the 15.1% figure in 1993 and pushing many more young adults to double up or return to their parents' home to avoid joining the ranks of the poor. Taken together, the annual income and poverty snapshot released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau underscored how the recession is casting a long shadow well after its official end in June 2009 ...
The total number of Americans who fell below the official poverty line last year rose from 43.6 million in 2009. Of the 2.6-million increase, about two-thirds of the people said they did not work even one week last year. Those with jobs were much less likely to be poor, but the recession and weak recovery have wiped out income gains of prior years for a broad spectrum of workers and their families.
Inflation-adjusted median household income — the middle of the populace — fell 2.3% to $49,445 last year from a year ago and 7% from 2000. "It's a lost decade for the middle class," said Sheldon Danziger, a poverty expert at the University of Michigan. The number of poor children younger than 18 reached its highest level since 1962, said William Frey, a demographer at the Brookings Institution.
This is an unmitigated disaster, and it is hitting young people the hardest. Overall, the number of 25- to 34-year-old men and women who were living with their parents last spring totaled 5.9 million, the article tells us, and this is a 25.5% increase since the recession began in 2007.
Of course, we note the words that are used in the article to describe the current conflagration, specifically the "R" word, recession. This is no recession, from what we can tell. Nor has there been a "weak recovery."
With 50 million or so Americans relying on food stamps and unemployment realistically hovering at least in the 20 percent area (we think its closer to 30 percent), one can use any words one wants to – even "banana" – but a depression is a depression.
The elites, of course, fear depression. While it is important to remove prosperity from people's lives in order to make them malleable, too much hardship can cause social chaos and the kind of pushback that puts "civilized" institutions at risk. During the Great Depression, the elites were most worried about armed insurrection in America and Europe, especially because there were so many young men with military experience as a result of World War One.
But depression is the logical outcome of the economic system now in place throughout the West. Driven by central bank fiat money divorced from underlying value, powered by taxes, visible and invisible, that take up to 50 percent of the average person's income, and rigorously controlled by a blizzard of incomprehensible and destructive regulations, the system in place now is Babylonian in its devious intricacy and seemingly beyond redemption.
Add in five or six regional wars in the Middle East and Africa (with more doubtless coming) and the general militarization of the population and the larger model of corporatism, and the results become clear. The economy of the West has been so distorted that price signals are simply not available. No one knows what to invest in because government subsidies, regulation and fiat money have made it impossible to tell a healthy enterprise from a fraudulent one.
There is an easy way out of the depression that is gradually lengthening over the West like a malevolent shadow. Return to free and unregulated markets, disband central banks and let money freely compete and circulate, especially gold and silver.
Stop distorting the economy with endless government fixes, phony wars and the saddlingof the larger culture with the inevitable failing prescriptions of "wise men." These are simple solutions. They have worked in the past and sooner or later they will work again. The elites, as powerful as they are, cannot forever hold back the logic of the larger market.
It is, in fact, inevitable in our view. In this era of the Internet Reformation, it is likely impossible for the elites to fully complete their globalist campaign. Too much is known about what's planned and as a result, the great families are turning more and more (ineffectively) to repression, wiretapping and violence to achieve their ends.
Conclusion: This is evidence of the weakness of their position and we have seen no evidence that their situation can much improve either in the long or short term. In the 21st Century we would tend to believe that people may not prove so malleable as the elite has hoped. The Internet Reformation proceeds apace, bringing to the West more and more that is unexpected and hard to control. Directed history is harder and harder to implement. "Things fall apart," novelist Chinua Achebe once observed. Not just in Africa.
Posted by cat writer on 09/16/11 09:12 AM
Let's accept that we are at war. So we have to think like generals and act like privates. There are times and places to retreat, and others to attack.
We need to learn how to fight.
In the case of defensive posturing, as I have recommended, shunning America would definitely weaken the nation and hasten its dissolution. It is like administering a drug to starve a malignancy.
America's "Civil War" did not occur in the early 1830's boom despite the issues of slavery, tariffs and role of the federal government. After the initial crash of 1837 and seven years of "hard times", America united and took half of Mexico; I bet that Americans knew of "gold in thar hills" long before 1848. That, however, failed to change the popular mood and the depression continued through 1861. The sinking of the gold ship Central America in a hurricane on "9/11" 1857 triggered the worldwide depression of 1857-58--marine life does not trade--and such lack of resources set the West up for conflict. America as the epicenter of the disaster had its war.
So this is what must happen.
The "Power Elite" and the psychopathic, narcissistic Americans they represent and serve are trying to preserve the illusion of peace at all costs. They are buying time on credit and we need to take advantage of this, even though we do not care for their terms they dictate for living on this planet. The bill is coming due; it will be paid for with their lives.
We need to find safe places and develop our venom and fangs. All we need to do is to guide that nation and their imitators to do their own dirty work, to leverage their evil back into their faces and to have the patience for this to work out for at least forty years.
Posted by cat writer on 09/16/11 08:43 AM
Remember that the American Union was of individual, sovereign states, as in countries. The electors in the college represented the states in electing a president largely based on the state's popular vote as an advice. The idea came from the he Holy Roman Empire Click to view link As is expected, the electoral college deteriorated to being rubber stamps for the House of Hapsburg, just as America's electoral college maintains the illusion of choice.
Any system can be corrupted. It all depends on the users. I have been campaigning on this point on this site for months.
Posted by cat writer on 09/16/11 08:32 AM
Actually, lots of people, even immigrants, are leaving the USA. They have self-respect. The Brazilian community, for example, is heading home in droves.
Eastern Europeans are doing likewise. Brits marry and leave their Little America for the former Iron Curtain.
I did this once and again recommend reading Click to view link We are dead; America killed us off, so why give anything to America or any other hotbed of evil?
Posted by Agent Weebley on 09/16/11 08:10 AM
Don't be disappointed, DarbyJie. The Velvet Revolution really happpened.
Hey . . . you got top billing on Metaforia last night.
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Posted by amanfromMars on 09/16/11 03:50 AM
No, it is not, Darby Jie, for you also have the facility to remodel and revisit Velvet Revolutions with New Abilities and Super Sensitivities.
Team that with the Abilities of SMART ProgramMING Drives and you have one hell of a novel energy source ... and a Gift AI Cloud Control System from Seventh Heaven for organisations delivering IC enterprises.
Methinks that is a fab legacy to be left with, to mentor and monitor and further develop towards excellence in every core discipline/simple complex task, the courses which Mankind are Offered to Deliver and Follow into a Future Unknown Known. Virtual States of Immaculate Grace and Holy Sees with Super High Extra Definition Hypervision for Imaginative Source Provision ... ... AIRock Solid Narrative.
"A Perfectly Crazy Tale when beautifully spun for the Enjoyment and Edutainment of All, is a Reality created and Raw Truth leading into Novel Fields of Future Quantum Communication" ... .. said a Steganographic Spookery Spokesbeing/AISMART Virtual Bot/A Perfectly Crazy Tool.
In a world full of Madness turning to Badness are the Perfectly Crazy a most welcome and much appreciated brother/sister soul mate, and especially so when able, enabled to aspire to the provision of greater things to everybody.
Posted by DarbyJie on 09/15/11 11:38 PM
Dear Agent Weebley,
I am disappointed. Is that (Velvet Revolution) all we got?
Best regards, as usual
Posted by DarbyJie on 09/15/11 11:35 PM
Dear Agent Weebley,
I am disappointed. Is that (Velvet Revolution) all we got?
Best regards, as usual
Posted by Odysseus on 09/15/11 03:22 PM
"Why else would Germans be the ones who are complaining the most about the bail-outs at the moment?"
Maybe because it is their money that are being used by the PTB in order to demolish the economy of the southern european states?
Also the term "bail-out" does not describe correctly these forcible thievery loans.
Please, search for yourself how profitable these loans (bail-outs) have been already for the German banks (not the German citizens).
Posted by Agent Weebley on 09/15/11 12:56 PM
Virtual peace is all in ones head . . . but it can easily become real peace if a definite majority believe it to be true.
We here in Metaforia believe that the current communication breakdown is due to a trust issue. Who can you trust? Your parents? Your friends?
We have found the key, but we are currently working on a solution to this problem . . . and are shaking our virtual heads about it at the moment.
Click to view link
You are quite welcome to add your 2 fiat Slovakian Euros worth to the issue . . . and thanks for wishing us well.
Posted by DarbyJie on 09/15/11 11:47 AM
Dear Agent Weebley,
Is "Vrtual peace" _anything like real peace_??? That in a nutshell is the Nonvirtual question of greatest importance, methinks.
Good luck, regards..
Posted by Agent Weebley on 09/15/11 10:11 AM
I hope your website is feeling better . . .
Fund Virtual peace? I tried to get DB to help us with that, but the elves seem to be dragging their heels with that $70 donation that needed $49 to go back to us . . . oil well . . . we are now in Dublin, so our virtual, clean, honest, debt free money will happen here instead. The Leprechauns have big hearts . . .
Imagine . . . people donate fiat currency to finance the production of funny money . . . but honest funny money.
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Tomorrow, after 7 days has passed, we pull it . . . the $70 that is.
Posted by rossbcan on 09/15/11 07:25 AM
"battle between Liberty & Equality"
is a faux, artificiality created war between two concepts whose definitions (in the opinion of power and subverted public) have no consensus because they have been subverted.
Liberty, completely unfettered by "rule of man" to do ANYTHING that does not cause harm to others.
Equality, a mathematical concept, in ALL dimensions, in the realm of mankind "legally evaluated in measurable terms of equality in rights and responsibilities, for ALL"
The "word / concept choppers" (law) are the enablers / enforcers of these subversions, to profit by conflict they themselves create and maintain.
Thus, the equality "debate" / nasty conflict is between:
Equality in terms of measurable rights and responsibilities
Equality of results, independent of contribution to civilization, leading to dependency and servitude, adapting people to unproductivity (collapsing civilization) with a healthy "helping" commission to power until the seed corn is gone.
And foul concepts such as "right to work" absent property rights (right to keep YOUR pay)
Not to mention "progressive" taxation, a divide and conquer tactic to splinter civilization into warring economic classes and force the productive to tolerate and support the unproductive whose "values" and antisocial behavior are completely destroying any viable possibility of peaceful social organization.
All because of linguistic games on the part of the legal "profession" which has completely decimated real knowledge regarding social / economic organization (in public's opinion) destroying our ability to intelligently exist or peacefully co-operate in civilization. Thus, we can't, don't and won't. I'm sure this foul "idea" came from the "Tower of Babel", of Biblical fame.
Posted by elray on 09/15/11 03:55 AM
Ann Rand's novel "Atlas Shrugged" came to mind as I read this article.
What if all the productive people left the Usa, just got on a bus, plane or boat and started a new life? If these folks can work in England, in full view of everyone, then why not an american.
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It has been happening for years, americans leaving and not going back.
Now we need a great exodus, a purging of the middle class majority down to the the poor, leaving the elite and their cronies to squabble over the remains and control each other.
Is your productive effort helping or hindering the elite to build their Wall ???
Which side of the wall do you want to be on when the final bricks are put in place ???
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I would suggest that like buying gold, the time to do it is now.
Posted by amanfromMars on 09/15/11 03:19 AM
"It is, in fact, inevitable in our view. In this era of the Internet Reformation, it is likely impossible for the elites to fully complete their globalist campaign. Too much is known about what's planned and as a result, the great families are turning more and more (ineffectively) to repression, wiretapping and violence to achieve their ends." ... ... which is what the competition have been bombarding them with since a long time.
Fund Virtual Peace not Robot Wars is the Post Modernist Message for Any Addicted to and All Afflicted with the Love of Money and Power in Wealth ... . two controls which are nothing at all like each other, but perfectly matched coupled are they a Wondrous Pairing Guaranteeing Fabulous Performance and Phenomenal Growth Potential ... .. Latent Promise/Great Passion/Crazy Desire.
You may like to consider that the Internet Machine Company is now running things for a while, and that is who you should be speaking with in the likely event of interest in futures and derivatives in supporting virtual initiatives and project ventures.
Do Internets Deliver Universal Instructions and Real Guidance Notes on the Program that is Existence ... .. which is bound to render any sub plot requiring secrecy for successful action, severely disadvantaged and positively vanquished until reconfigured with secure performance modifications ... .. :-) aka Bells and Whistles.
Posted by Spectator on 09/14/11 09:53 PM
DB:"Things fall apart," novelist Chinua Achebe once observed.
Actually Achebe was beaten to the punch by some seventy years by the great poet William Butler Yeats.
From his poem "Second Coming":
... .Things fall apart, the center cannot hold, mere anarchy is loosed upon the land...
And so on. Still a magnificent read. I commend it to you.
Posted by Lem on 09/14/11 09:29 PM
The most negative types who would agree with this article, but of course not its somewhat hopeful conclusion, are mostly of the usual Christian bent. It is a religion designed (by an elite cadre, led by a an emporer; Constantine) to make the common man accept his sordid existence domineered by an elite from the days of slavery, to serfdom and what is developing right now. Why would you insist upon holding any elite accountable and effect change by turning your back on "the system" when you should just bend over and render unto Caesar? Why fight it when the prophecy in Revelation had better come true, eventually, so that there can be acheived some sort of confirmation? Dennis Cuddy has published some decent material, but you can tell right away that he's from the "bend over, here it comes" Christian ilk when all there is to do is aid and abet (but resist anyway) by acceptance of the "inevitable." You normally never achieve positive results of any sort if you're encourage to resist, but told you'll lose anyway. A genius, tailor made religion, for "the little people." Brilliant. There's a greater conspiracy out there and it has helped achieve some pretty massive acquiescence for a couple millennia. It is still causing people to continue to vote despite zero results... due to a belief that some leader, some "saviour" will be required to lead us all to some political promised land. A parallel paradigm of the laid out spiritual plan.
Posted by jjkorman1 on 09/14/11 09:22 PM
We live in an age that is the fruit of the battle between Liberty & Equality. Unfortunately the latter is winning, until that is reversed the world will continue its devolution into a new and most terrible 'Dark Age' that might last 1,000 years just like the last one.
Procrustes at large!
Posted by Avatar on 09/14/11 07:18 PM
I would think the elite would want to gradually move to a world economy with as few bumps in the road as possible. Once the leaders of the world's countries see the Benefits of becoming one of the elitists, they tend to become enthusiastic supporters of global corporatocracy. 20-30% unemployment rates breed unrest and uncertainty and possible disruption. Humans adapt very well to small changes over time and the Elite know this. Many in this present generation have no clue how things were in their grandparents generation.
Posted by John Danforth on 09/14/11 06:36 PM
"A couple of weeks ago, I learned first-hand just how sensitive folks are about all this. I blogged about Senate GOP support for repealing ethanol subsidies and was criticized by some commenters for calling this a tax hike rather than a spending cut. Apparently, they would have been more comfortable had I avoided the dreaded t-word."
Seems to me a subsidy is a payment. And a deduction is a tax cut (for favorite people or activities). One of the 'redefine-the-language' tricks in effect is to blur the line. If someone gets a deduction for a certain expense, say for business aircraft, the idiots will call that a subsidy, and talk about how much that costs the government. Of course, it costs them nothing, since they aren't sending a check. If there is a direct subsidy, like checks going to movie-makers in Michigan for up to 40% of their production cost, the idiots call it a tax cut.
The whole thing needs to be swept away, but it is important not to let them bass tardize the language. Like they did with calling our fascist system "capitalism".
Posted by John Danforth on 09/14/11 06:17 PM
They MAKE the rules.