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Financial Times Changes Article Headline on EU Three Times!
Can someone at your illustrious newspaper explain why the headline changed from "EU fails to reach an agreement" to "Eurozone signs up to closer ties" in the space of 10 minutes? Presumably because senior FT management regarded the former as a nationalist distortion of the truth. There was an agreement and a good one....it just did not include the UK. No doubt various eminent commentators on the FT will now rant on about how the agreement is incomplete, because, just like your failed writer of headlines, they would rather see a glass half empty than half full....especially when it comes to decisions which undermine the economic theories of the nation state. With all the respect that I believe the UK coalition government is due, what has happened here is entirely due to the continuing rift in the Conservative Party, which, logically, should be resolved by its break up....not the break up of the Eurozone! – Financial Times feedback/Danny Barrs
Dominant Social Theme: Every little headline helps. The EU has nowhere to go but up.
Free-Market Analysis: In a feedback to a Financial Times article entitled "Eurozone Signs Up to Closer Ties," writer Danny Barrs makes the point that the FT, a high-profile elite mouthpiece, is "spinning" decisions made at yesterday's EU summit by rewriting its headlines.
He points out that the FT changed its headline (see excerpt above) to minimize the harshness of what was taking place between the EU and the UK. But just as we'd started to write about it, we noticed the headline had changed AGAIN.
This is interesting! Why are the FT editors having so much trouble with a headline? It's obviously a very sensitive issue ... and indeed it is. The EU and euro are in the process of collapsing and the FT headline writers seem to want to figure out a way to cushion the blow.
Yes, we believe the FT editors are doing their best to find a way to "position" the unwinding of the EU. And watching their struggles, we may be able to gain some valuable clues as to how the Anglosphere powers-that-be intend to deal with the euro's ongoing unraveling and the erosion of the larger Eurozone.
So let us analyze what the FT is struggling with. We have three headlines (on the same FT article) in the space of perhaps two hours. This is not only unusual in terms of editorial conduct, from our point of view; it is also unusual strictly from a publishing standpoint. Even here at tiny Daily Bell, if we make a substantive article update, we will alert the readers at the bottom of the story. We could find no such emendations at FT.
Here are the three headlines, so far as we can tell, in order:
• EU Fails to Reach an Agreement
• Eurozone Countries Sign Up to Closer Ties
• Eurozone Deal Leaves Britain Isolated
Okay. Let's put these headlines into context. First, let's remind ourselves of what the Anglosphere elite's GOAL is. The great banking families use dominant social themes, fear-based promotions, to frighten Western middle classes into giving up wealth and power to globalist organizations like the UN that have been put in place as receptacles for this purpose.
The ultimate intention is to gather enough power and clout for internationalist agencies to ensure that the world itself gradually migrates toward an internationalist agenda and political structure. The European Union itself is a kind of promotion that is to be used as a stepping stone toward technocratic world government. Ultimately, this government, from what we can tell, is intended to report to the Anglosphere elites who control central banking around the world and are therefore the "power" behind the globalist throne.
Keeping in mind the above reality (as we see it), the rapidly changing headlines become a bit more comprehensible. The first one cast the EU's summit in a negative light and the latter two are far more positive for the goals of global governance.
Obviously the FT, being pro-EU, doesn't want to position the summit as any kind of failure. The second headline, therefore, turns a negative story into a positive one for those who are Euro-centric and wish to promote the vitality, or at least the viability, of the euro and the EU.
The third headline is the most interesting because we believe it to be an emerging elite meme when it comes to the EU and Britain. It casts Britain as the "odd man out" of European affairs. The implication is that "Britain," by being stubborn, has become lonely and unloved.
This is an old trick of the powers-that-be, by the way – to take a group of people and identify them by nationality. It's all part of the larger strategy of divide and conquer. In this case, we think this third headline has elements that go beyond merely "divide and conquer."
The Anglosphere elite seems, nowadays, to WANT to raise tensions between Britain and Europe and even Britain and Germany. We've already noted this meme in articles that have probed why the British (and American) press have started to claim the EU evolution is a Nazi invention.
It is not, of course. It is an Anglosphere effort, and has been from the beginning, as it is the great central banking families that wish to create global governance and have been turning nations into larger regional entities. The EU is the most advanced and aggressive of these creations.
But given the pushback that the elites are receiving as regards a number of globalist promotions, the Anglosphere in our view has increasingly turned toward creating financial and social chaos as a way of producing the desired result. Perhaps increasing tension between Germany and Britain is just one more way of promoting the desired meme.
We can see this in another story in FT today from columnist Philip Stephens entitled, "Now the Franco-German question ... Philip Stephens discusses the new German question, asking whether Europe can find a new equilibrium now that Germany is the preponderant power."
Germany is NOT the preponderant power in the EU, or not for long anyway. The German economy is over-extended along with the rest of Europe and German banks are especially over-loaned. Beyond that, the German constitutional court has already ruled that any "transfer union" must be duly examined by the Parliament. And Merkel keeps losing elections. The Germans may well wish to be out of the Union if the other, proximate choice is propping it up.
The Germany-versus-Britain meme doesn't really hold up. It is not meant to stand close scrutiny no doubt. Much of what is written about the EU is a kind of purposeful obfuscation, in our view. We also think the point that Mr. Barrs makes (see initial excerpt) is also unbelievable.
He is trying to argue that the FT is being too soft on the Conservative Party (the Tories) and he blames the problems that Britain has with the EU on them. In fact, the FT only appears to be a Conservative newspaper. It is not, or not anymore. It is internationalist.
We, on the other hand, believe that the Tories are run out of the City of London, as we explained yesterday in our article, "UK Telegraph Promotes Cameron's EU Support as 'Honourable'."
We pointed out yesterday that the UK Telegraph had inexplicably and suddenly come down in favor of propping up the euro and suggested that the mainstream media generally was under pressure to support the EU and the euro. Obviously, the FT is, and that's not just a historical matter – we can see the editors trying to shape the story with these headlines.
There are many possibilities in Cameron's current stance. What one probably cannot argue is that the Anglosphere elites are entirely in control of what's taking place right now. If they were, then Britain would already be part of the eurozone and more tightly integrated into the EU.
Instead, the elites have found it necessary to take it more slowly. And now it would seem that Cameron has found the pushback so extreme that he has been forced into a position of defending Britain at the expense of the EU.
After 50 years of integration, Cameron's reversal must surely tell us something. Perhaps the Internet Reformation itself is making the EU a more difficult promotion to realize. Or perhaps the elites have found it necessary to create a Hegelian dialectic between Germany and Britain.
There are many possibilities inherent in what is taking place. But we will not take it at face value. The power elite and its enablers and associates are determined Europhiles. The EU is their invention, first and foremost, and if they find it necessary to position Britain on the sidelines ... they will. But not because they wish to.
The British mainstream media – the media that count like the UK Telegraph and the FT – are evidently and obviously behind one permutation or another of the EU project. So are the elites, no matter Cameron's twists and turns. In fact, Britain's marginalization may be intended to strengthen the "core" EU project. Time will tell.
Conclusion: But from our point of view, this is a setback for the EU and for globalism. In today's other article we try to put it into a larger context. And in the meantime, we shall keep reading headlines ... even if they change two or three times an hour!
Posted by Anthony Migchels on 12/22/11 10:55 AM
I wonder where Hitler got his Master race Idea from.
Perhaps from the bankers that financed him?
Also, for a guy who was smart enough to figure out Marxism was a 'Jewish' operation, its strange he didn't understand it's base was in London.
Instead, he let the best of the British army get away, so they could break his back later.
And if you understand marxism is Jewish tyranny, why go bust Russia in such a way, where it only needed liberation?
No, Hitler does not add up in a meaningful way.
Posted by Col on 12/12/11 10:37 AM
I love the EU Crisis it's a like one of the longer lived Soap Operas, everyday the EU Elites come up with the "Mother of all Solution" to the crises only to watch it wither & die a day later.
Posted by runderwo on 12/09/11 10:42 PM
Occupy's 'nerve center' staffed by Soros activists.
Professional radicals caught red-handed running so-called 'leaderless' movement
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Posted by Danny B on 12/09/11 10:10 PM
Here is a headline that should inspire immense confidence in the EMU. In this speech, Sarkozy say that "we need to come up with a fair diagnosis of the situation"
I excrete you not!! After 11 summits, these boneheads don't even know what is going on.
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They equate money with wealth. They don't have a Le Clue of the difference between illiquid and insolvent. They make laws but ignore the movements of the markets.
They can't understand the RAPID crash,,,, even though they allowed the creation of a financial system that promotes cannibalism.
They threw out the rules on "hypothecation" and yet,,, they wonder why the shadow-banking-system has grown into an impossible-to-control monster.
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They allowed a wolf in the hen-house and now,,, they wonder why there are no eggs for breakfast.
"They" hope that a crash will bring everyone into the fold. They have to be pretty stupid if they expect people to forget that their old currencies worked just fine.
Posted by Nightcrawler on 12/09/11 07:07 PM
Today I had an idea about the Corzine circus. I think the whole thing was scripted to take the heat off "Fast and Furious" and "Solyndra". Corzines testimony is bizaare at the least. Obama and the Dems aren't running away. After the Republicans step in it good and deep, it will be discovered that MF Global was hacked. Corzine gains credibility, The Dems look honest, The Reps look foolish, The other scandals are older news and we now need stronger internet controls. Just a thought.
Posted by alexsemen on 12/09/11 06:07 PM
Gelen, DB, Gelen !
Posted by rossbcan on 12/09/11 05:38 PM
DB: "Even here at tiny Daily Bell, if we make a substantive article update, we will alert the readers at the bottom of the story."
Your "memory hole" is not a black hole, but a breadcrumb trail leading from there to "here and now":). MSM's version of "chain of events" is full of discontinuities, holes and the inexplicable.
Since we live in an action precedes consequence reality, due diligence in the causal chain of events is MANDATORY , as any "successful" (blessed by elites) historian will NOT attest, but, rather strategically deny.
When, the faux value of "serendipity" is acknowledged, anything can be tolerated as "crap happens", oh well:). Maybe "better" managers (controllers) will work out better, next time?
Posted by Abu Aardvark on 12/09/11 04:40 PM
DB: "Yeah, we saw this, thanks. In fact, we did mention it ... How do the Nazis fit into that, eh?"
Ha, come to think of it, I even may have read it here first. Meh.
The Nazis? One has to see it to believe it. Say no more!
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Posted by runderwo on 12/09/11 03:44 PM
Try to keep from laughing while watching this video released by the ECB last week. What impeccable comic timing!
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Posted by Don from the Republic of Lakotah on 12/09/11 03:26 PM
I apologize for painting all journalists with a broad brush. Drudge's headlines (ie over-the-top lies) including "IT BEGINS: ARMY CUTS 8,700" and "MF[in']... Corzine 'stunned' cash can't be found... 'I did not intend to break rules'... " made me over-generalize. The Inet Reformation definitely makes it easier for honest folk to pin down liars.
Posted by Cognizant on 12/09/11 03:21 PM
Are you sure about the year 1917 that he was went to Siberia, Or was that a typo? Seems he was in the trenches in France in 1917, and FDR wasn't president til 1933. The date would be more likely 1937, or 1947. Thanks for the heads up. It just shows how the elites also use the intelligence agencies as part of their work. Does that tell us something about George H W Bush?
Posted by Thor on 12/09/11 03:13 PM
"How do the Nazis fit into that, eh" @ Daily bell.
I belief they are the real deal in Europe. EU is the anti-Christ compared to nazism and how the German armed forces really became European with all its many hundreds of thousands of volunteers across all Europe and even from Asia. And nazism is a clear anti- elite thing. EU is all about as Lenin said, the best thing to make of your enemy is to lead them yourself. And apart from EU. A kind of European nation that is indeed not communist is very desirable for many. Especially those whom are not openly against media ideology, but do not embrace as well. Its the kind of people that would have become crazed liberals in the 60'ies but because the liberal meme has lost steam in recent times, have not been included in the rabble.
Posted by Jones on 12/09/11 03:12 PM
I think that it is called "paralysis by analysis"...
Posted by Jones on 12/09/11 02:52 PM
Is it not past the time to be continually conjecturing about the lies that are told in the media... ?
Reply from The Daily Bell
We analyze the promotional memes of the elite.
They are often evident in its controlled media.
Ergo, we conjecture ....
Posted by apberusdisvet on 12/09/11 02:43 PM
Now that the EU seems to be swirling aroung the toilet bowl. what are we to do about the super secret Noth American Union of Canada, the US and Mexico. Folks need to realize that those advocating amnesty (or such) for Mex and CentAm illegals are following the elite meme. Incrementalism is the name of the game. When I was younger, all you needed to enter Canada or Mexico was a driver's license. And, and and... ... there were no cash controls; now they will confiscate any valuables if they think you are leaving the country for good.
Posted by gabe on 12/09/11 02:36 PM
A "Wild Bill Donovan" biography would be a nice addition.
Wall Street Lawyer; FDR sent Donovan to Siberia in 1917 to observe and report on anti-Bolshevik operations and Japanese activities. This began Donovan's career as a presidential intelligence agent.
No secret that this early leader of the OSS and CIA was a very close to the Dulles brothers and dependent on the Rockefellers and Morgans from very early on.
Thus no surprise that any info he got as an intelligence cheiftan would be passed on to the money powers... and also no surprise that the CIA answered to the money power elite and not to the peoples representatives in congress.
Posted by victorbarney on 12/09/11 01:07 PM
It's tragic, but I suppose deserved. As Germany, Gad, Great Britain too are Israel by the seed of Joseph, not Judah(Gen. 48:16), which is why it's England's brother, U.S. that has put over itself the "forbidden foreigner" of Deuteronomy 17:15 that also is a self-professed marxist, as Islam, "Anti-Christ" in belief! I call it the earthly first-born blood covenant made 6,000 years ago between Eve, Cain, and Lucifer! Women began man's age through their "intellectualizing" and now are ending it the same way! It also is written that the first shall be last and the last first! Watch, especially starting September 16, 2012! Watch!
Posted by Don from the Republic of Lakotah on 12/09/11 12:58 PM
Professional raconteuring journalists love telling big whopping lies. Said raconteurs can now use the Inet as a loom to weave deceptions together to make up big fat lies out of whole cloth.
Reply from The Daily Bell
Well, perhaps we disagree. We think the Internet has been a tool of "Reformation" and hope it continues to be ...
Posted by Abu Aardvark on 12/09/11 12:42 PM
DB: "In the meantime, we shall keep reading headlines"
Yeah, try this one ... from September 2000 by ... wait for it ... Ambrose Evans-Pritchard for the Telegraph:
"Euro-federalists financed by US spy chiefs - DECLASSIFIED American government documents show that the US intelligence community ran a campaign in the Fifties and Sixties to build momentum for a united Europe. It funded and directed the European federalist movement.
The documents confirm suspicions voiced at the time that America was working aggressively behind the scenes to push Britain into a European state. One memorandum, dated July 26, 1950, gives instructions for a campaign to promote a fully fledged European parliament. It is signed by Gen William J Donovan, head of the American wartime Office of Strategic Services, precursor of the CIA."
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Reply from The Daily Bell
Yeah, we saw this, thanks. In fact, we did mention it ... How do the Nazis fit into that, eh?