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Breaking Up the Western World
Isn't it just as likely that Britain will hit the rocks and break up? ... In the period immediately after the Costa Concordia hit a rock off the coast of Tuscany, the behaviour of the passengers and crew has given us all sorts of insights into the eternal glories and failings of human nature. Perhaps the most symbolically pregnant gesture took place in the dining room. When the crockery started to slide from the tables, as the ship began to list, the waiters just picked it up and put it back. "It is nothing!" they said soothingly. "It is an electrical fault. Tutto va bene and what would madame like for the antipasto?"... I am like the Concordia waiters, in that I can't really believe, somehow, that we can be set on a course for destruction. But look at the facts, my friends. Look at that submerged reef marked "devo max", or fiscal independence for Scotland. If you can unpick the fiscal union, what is there to maintain the monetary union? And if you unpick monetary union — as George Osborne rightly points out — then political union is dead ... That is the nature of slo-mo disasters: they can change very quickly, from being an outlandish theoretical possibility to a predestined inevitability. – Boris Johnson, UK Telegraph
Dominant Social Theme: Things fall apart. The center cannot hold.
Free-Market Analysis: The Telegraph's Boris Johnson has written an interesting article on the potential break-up of Britain, comparing it to the unexpected Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster.
In a sense this article by Johnson is part of a larger power elite dominant social theme, in our view. The rhetoric of fear-based promotions by various Anglosphere mouthpieces has grown a good deal more shrill of late.
We pointed out just yesterday that George Soros is predicting significant unrest in the United States. His vehicle of choice is Occupy Wall Street and, according to a reporter, he sounded almost gleeful about the prospect.
From our point of view, Soros is a power elite operative, doing the bidding of that select group of powerful families who control the world's central banks and are trying to set up one-world government.
To do this, in our view – a view we have come to only reluctantly as patterns emerge more and more clearly – the elites may be planning to foment an all out chaotic depression that will make the current Great Recession look positively peaceful.
The idea is to deepen chaos around the world so significantly that further solutions – organized by the elites themselves – will seem both tempting and practical. In this way, perhaps, they will advance a one-world currency along with deepening global authorities such as the UN, IMF, etc.
This is simply speculation, of course, based on what we consider to be their dominant social themes. We don't make any apologies, because that's our MO. We speculate about the activities of the world's most powerful people based on what we consider to be the kinds of propaganda that their mouthpieces are unleashing on an unsuspecting world.
George Soros, we figure, is at this point one of the elite's hand-picked minions, a man who is participating fully in the left/right Hegelian Dialectic that the top elites utilize to move the larger sociopolitical and economic conversation in a given direction – almost always toward more state control.
Soros is predicting the proverbial "blood on the streets" but it's not just Soros. The Economic Collapse blog came out with an interesting article recently entitled "Are George Soros, The IMF And The World Bank Purposely Trying To Scare The Living Daylights Out Of Us?" The article quoted from our interview with Gerald Celente at length, as follows:
"I believe that we have to watch out for something along the lines of an economic martial law. The European system is in collapse. The financial system in the United States is just as tenuous, if not more, and I believe they will not admit there will be a financial crash but rather they will use a geo-political issue to get the people in a state of fear and hysteria whereby they'll then call a bank holiday or devaluation of the currency, or a hyperinflation of the currency, and blame it on somebody else."
Here's some more from the article:
George Soros is not the only one issuing these kinds of warnings. Once again, the head of the IMF, Christine Lagarde, has made a speech in which she openly warned that we are heading for a repeat of the "1930s". She told an audience in Berlin on Monday that the globe is facing "a 1930s moment, in which inaction, insularity and rigid ideology combine to cause a collapse in global demand".
During the speech she called for a trillion more dollars to support financially troubled governments, and she made the following statement...."It is not about saving any one country or region. It is about saving the world from a downward economic spiral."
As I wrote about the other day, the World Bank has also been using apocalyptic language about the global financial situation. In a shocking new report, the World Bank revised GDP growth estimates for 2012 downward very sharply, it warned that Europe could be facing financial collapse at any time, and it instructed the rest of the world to "prepare for the worst."
The lead author of the report, Andrew Burns, said that the "importance of contingency planning cannot be stressed enough" and that if there is a major financial crisis in Europe the entire globe will be deeply affected....
This is an important article because it brings together statements of several different individuals to show how there is a mounting chorus of top elite spokespeople predicting disaster.
Now, one can define this messaging as a "warning" – but we're prepared to go even deeper than that, as we did with our Soros article. Having become convinced that the elite operates within the ambit of "directed history," we tend to believe these statements – growing shriller by the minute – may be issued as a kind of self-fulfilling prophecy.
This, unfortunately, is how directed history works, in our view. First, the elites create the groundwork for whatever they have in mind and then, after events have begun to proceed in a planned direction, the mainstream media begins to quote the elite pundocracy and other mouthpieces about the inevitability of what's occurring.
It is important from their point of view that whatever occurs is properly positioned. In this case, a planned worldwide depression is to be accompanied by plenty of fanfare. People are to be made aware of what is about to occur. They are to be warned in some detail.
Again, to many, such an analysis will seem, if not foolhardy, at least paranoid. But in fact, there is really no other way to anticipate what may be headed in our direction other than looking at elite trends and rhetoric.
We would be foolish not to do so (in our humble opinion) because the world's economic system at this point is an entirely artificial one. It partakes of the "free market" only in certain aspects. But between central banking and the various globalist banking and trade entities, there is not much that the elites do not have a direct hand in organizing and purveying.
Central banking is a ruinous enterprise. It begs common sense that those who have built these banks (while hiding in the shadows) do not know exactly what they do and how they do it. Printing money from nothing causes first booms and then great busts.
The globalism that the elites continually try to inflict on this wretched world only magnifies the phony booms and busts of central banking and makes them resonate universally. The entire planet has become a kind of miserable economic echo chamber, quivering as the larger financial industry lurches from disaster to another.
Of course, the news is not all grim. We point out regularly that what we call the Internet Reformation has radically challenged the secretive financial might and conniving of the power elite. What was to have been a seamless transition to world government has now become a lurching and obvious series of clumsy and increasingly brutal ploys.
Having been found out – and the evidence is all over the Internet for anyone to see – the powers-that be have turned increasingly to the tried-and-true playbook of war, authoritarianism and legal force. The laws now being passed in even the freest Western countries are positively Draconian. They are destroying hundreds of years of painfully gained freedoms.
Which brings us back to Boris Johnson's article about Britain's devolution. During the era of the Gutenberg Press there was a good deal of schisming within the context of various power structures. Religion obviously comes to mind, but there were political changes as well.
We figure the same kind of schisming could occur as the Internet Reformation continues to have an impact. The world's largest countries are all wracked with either protest movements or outright rebellion, from what we can tell: Europe, the US, China and Russia among them.
To some degree, we believe this unrest is being fomented by the power elite itself. The historical precedent for this, of course, is the French Revolution. The way one deals with outbreaks of information about the Way the World Really Works is to create so much social chaos that people eventually prefer authoritarian government to "anarchy." The child of the French Revolution was Napoleon.
But this strategy has considerable risks. It is taking place within the context of a very powerful information revolution. The various kinds of social chaos that the elites may have in mind fomenting may end up backfiring.
Real secession and valid forms of republican government can certainly result from social upheaval. The Anglosphere power elite may not find it so easy to put the genie of social chaos back in the proverbial bottle.
Conclusion: The elite's mavens and mouthpieces are in full cry about upcoming social and economic chaos. Perhaps they ought to be careful what they wish for.
Posted by seanmPWH on 01/28/12 09:29 PM
I hope the Western World breaks up. It's been the M.O. of the Globalists to merge and conquer. Now they want us to beg for the ultimate merger of the globe. The answer is to break up, we must learn the lesson of the Tower of Babel all over again. The people of the world are always safer when there are many small totally independent countries.
Posted by rossbcan on 01/28/12 06:12 PM
"Breaking Up the Western World"
The forcefully maintained "terms of association" lack "quid pro quo" contrary to both social contract:
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... and the "rule of law":
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Since present "terms of association" ("obey or else") are maintained by forceful actions, threats, bluffs, bullying and intimidation with the consequences we are all experiencing to collective detriment, there must and therefore will be "equal and opposite opposing reactions" resulting in new "terms of association" for individuals and groups (eg: countries, economic blocs).
Whether armchair observer or active participant, these are very interesting times and, we are on the cusp of mammoth, unstoppable change.
Why? Because it is in the nature of life and us, to survive, "against all odds":
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The center cannot hold since it is no longer in the interests of "we, the people" nor elite lackeys who are caught between the rock of non-survival at the hands of elite agents for disobedience and the "hard place" of non-survival at the (self-defensive) hands of "we, the people" for continued obedience.
Posted by speedygonzales on 01/27/12 08:16 PM
Posted by speedygonzales on 01/27/12 09:40 AM
A disturbing report prepared by the Ministry of Defense circulating in the Kremlin today states that Russian Military Officials were rebuffed by NATO yesterday after questions were raised regarding massive troop and war equipment movements in the United States region of California and said to involve over 78,000 soldiers from various countries.
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Posted by speedygonzales on 01/27/12 09:32 AM
"But this strategy has considerable risks." Elites operates under unseen presure inside and outside. Operate under pressure is causing mistakes.Since 911, including, there is just series of wrong decisions. Only goal for elites is to stay rulling class. I think we sit on barrel of gunpowder. It can explode so easy as we turn switch. Sanctions against Iran by EU is going to rise price of expensive energy in EU.
German political analyst Christoph R. Horstel told RT that amid the economic crisis the embargo on Iranian oil imports could backfire on the EU, while Iran 'will do quite well even under the embargo.'I was personally present when the deputy economics minister of Iran was talking to a foreign society in Berlin,' he added. 'And the gentleman said very openly to the shocked audience 'OK. You don't want to buy our goods. Well, the Chinese do.'
Neil Padukone from the Takshashila, an independent Indian think tank, told RT that countries like China, Russia and India are now looking for other creative ways to engage with Iran while insulating themselves from punitive actions from the United States. 'And some of these actions include paying in gold rather than dollars and also building new, independent corporate entities that don't even participate in Western markets.'
Turkey imposed sanctions on France. Any military operation against Iran will cut energy from Russia to EU as Russia will impose sanctions. Ye know what it means. Blackout. If Ye mention French Revolution, I see comming German Revolution 1918-1919.
In light of the increasing revolutionary rhetoric from both the political right and left, the ongoing demonstrations in many American cities that are part of the Occupy Wall Street Campaign I felt that it was important to remind people of what can happen when a society enters a revolutionary period. When a nation is in turmoil and is besought by political division and ineffective and out of touch government, a massive economic problems, wars that are believed to be lost and veterans that feel abandoned by their government and isolated from their fellow citizens and what some see as massive economic inequities, or lack of respect for their political, social or religious views then it is facing real danger.
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Posted by Abu Aardvark on 01/27/12 05:51 AM
"Mankind is a reality. A market is a creation of mankind therefore is of secondary importance. Mankind flourishes with a spiritual belief, with a vision. Markets? Well an activity that mankind chooses to participate in or not."
So, you DO live in a cave, eat ONLY the food YOU produced/gathered/hunted, and send you your feedbacks via spiritual transmission, because, after all, why would you want to participate in a "dishonest and exploitative" market when you can flourish (and surf the Internet) just as well, equipped with a spiritual believe exclusively?
Posted by Ol' Grey Ghost on 01/26/12 07:17 PM
Though I am a member of We The People I did not have a part in forming the government that currently tries to enslave me. It was created by and maintained by criminals who do not want to really earn their way through this life.
As for cutting the crap, Mr.Bischoff, you need to get over the delusion you prefer to live under and learn to deal with reality like the rest of us...
Posted by Bischoff on 01/26/12 06:45 PM
Government per se is a "criminal enterprise"... ???
There is no liberty without government. On the other hand, government is the greatest threat to liberty. This statement implies that while there is a need for government, such government must be limited in its powers. These were the exact sentiments of the men who wrote the U.S. Constitution.
"We the People" create the government. Under the U.S. Constitution, we do not get the government we want, we get the government we deserve. When complacency and outright apathy on the part of "We the People" allows government to evolve which can be used by administrations to threaten the liberty of the people, who is to blame... ???
Let's cut the crap about "criminal enterprise". If government in these United States is a "criminal enterprise", we have to point the fingers at ourselves for allowing it to become such.
Posted by josejoe on 01/26/12 04:42 PM
bob,loved your 'hopefully' sentence. that of course is not a new thought and it very seldom is-different.
Posted by Ol' Grey Ghost on 01/26/12 04:34 PM
"A market is a creation of mankind therefore is of secondary importance... It hasn't done much so far except encourage exploitation, dishonesty and war."
If it is a "creation of mankind" then the market by itself cannot "encourage exploitation, dishonesty and war." Mankind does that by the acceptance of some members of the human race that committing crimes is an easier, faster, and a more energy-conservative way to obtain those things in life that are necessary for one's continued existence. To resolve any feelings of guilt these people need merely justify their behavior by blaming their victims for having either too much or for having those specific items the thieves desire to take.
Criminals can work by themselves or with a few accomplices. They can also bring the entire mass of society to bear upon their victims by creating government. Government is the ultimate organized criminal enterprise that for some reason enjoys having the air of legitimacy from too many people...
Posted by cromwellshead on 01/26/12 04:12 PM
Mankind is a reality. A market is a creation of mankind therefore is of secondary importance. Mankind flourishes with a spiritual belief, with a vision. Markets? Well an activity that mankind chooses to participate in or not. It hasn't done much so far except encourage exploitation, dishonesty and war.
Still, if you are myopic enough to see only a market as away to flourish, I respectfully suggest you are in a sad place.
Posted by Abu Aardvark on 01/26/12 09:49 AM
"Now Greenspan: Capitalism Needs Adjustment"
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Posted by Abu Aardvark on 01/26/12 09:42 AM
DB: "His larger role is not especially relevant within this context as we discussed it, though you apparently disagree."
Well, in the context of nitpicking, I do ...
Posted by Thomas Molitor on 01/26/12 09:35 AM
Are the Davos Men the PE?
Samuel P Huntington, the political scientist from Harvard, has been credited with coining the phrase, "The Davos Man," who are the global PE invited to attend the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland each year. In his own words, here's how Huntington describes "The Davos Men":
"The Davos Men have little need for national loyalty, view national boundaries as obstacles that thankfully are vanishing, and see national governments as residues from the past whose useful function is to facilitate the elite's global operations."
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Posted by Abu Aardvark on 01/26/12 06:10 AM
"One last word, have faith in mankind not markets. Learn the skills necessary to flourish not just survive"
As soon as people start to divide labor and trade products and services there IS a market, by definition. Ideally, IMHO, people are entirely free to choose what and how and with whom to do or not to do this. Where's the vital distinction between "mankind" and "markets"?
Ah, and how is one supposed to "flourish" without trade and division of labor, i.e. without "markets"?
Posted by Abu Aardvark on 01/26/12 05:52 AM
DB: "The Telegraph's Boris Johnson has written an interesting article on the potential break-up of Britain, comparing it to the unexpected Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster."
Sorry for nitpicking, DB, but Boris Johnson, while still writing articles for the "Telegraph" regularly - as in his days as a "journalist" - is primarily the Mayor of London since 2008. This may not seem too important when considering some of his other recent articles ...
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... but when Johnson is speculating about a potential break-up of Britain, this information should be pointed out, if not taken into consideration, I would think.
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Well ... he's a regular columnist for the paper and we identified him as such.
Also, we used his point - which has been made elsewhere - as a speculative jumping-off point for a discussion throughout the article about the larger potential dissolution of Western states and of larger national and regional entities generally.
His larger role is not especially relevant within this context as we discussed it, though you apparently disagree.
Posted by Abu Aardvark on 01/26/12 05:09 AM
"When you smart boys come up with an alternative (and it isn't the internet, person to person) then you can declare central banking over. With the global economy now a big player in all our lives anywhere in this world, you can't use simplistic nonsnse to keep it going.
Ron Paul recognizes that fact... He has called for an audit and a re-examination but not destruction because he knows it has to be there!"
Gee, there's a nice book for you to read, nithsdale: "END THE FED" ... BY RON PAUL:
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Posted by cromwellshead on 01/26/12 04:19 AM
Good and salient points these. However, financiers, bankers or "jet set" in my day, bear allegiance to money and power not a country. Eton produced Johnson and Cameron. The LSE produced the quasi communists like Soros and countless other "experts".
We waste so much energy on the internet and elsewhere analysing, debating and disagreeing. That disfunction and lack of unity is exactly what "they" love.
Fact, if and when "they" collapse the system there is very little ordinary folks can do, those who are prepped will weather the storms better. It is these people who will be looked to to provide leadership to new emerging communities. The assumption that a central group will have their own way, is just an assumption. These very people will fight amongst themselves by proxy for more power. Soldiers, and I was one, will inevitably defend their own country and people not an unseeable elite.
Events can and will turn out differently to much of the mainstream doomsayers predictions, education and awakening are seeing to that. Notice the haste to lay more bricks in the NWO's already shaky wall?
One last word, have faith in mankind not markets. Learn the skills necessary to flourish not just survive.
Posted by finninsweden on 01/26/12 02:36 AM
Yes,you are right about the elites wanting a cashless society. I have seen the rhetoric against cash here in Sweden for many years now. And a couple of months ago all banks declared that we,the bank customers are no longer allowed to store cash in their safety deposit boxes...
Posted by Danny B on 01/25/12 11:19 PM
Pundocracy :) :)
"tried-and-true playbook of war"
The "playbook" doesn't have every variable in it. The emerging play of asymmetric warfare is working very well in some places like Afghanistan.
American soldiers have developed a conscience, it seems. There are more deaths from suicide than enemy action.
Any war with Iran would be suicidal. The Pentagon has said so. Their Russian missiles can take out ANY ship in the fleet. The Straights of Hormuz and the Vale of Tears would be closed until Lloyds of London opened them. Remember the length of the closure of the Suez canal?
Imagine American farmers going without a "spring planting".
Various countries are ditching the dollar as fast as they can. Imagine America trying to print dollars to pay for oil when other countries offer a better payment.
History shows that we are usually given the choice of trusting politicians OR demanding a commodity-backed currency.
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I'm certain that any NWO dream would involve a cashless society and a fiat, electronic currency. This would DEMAND either trust or a draconian police state.
As any entity grows, it's demand for energy grows even more. A worldwide police state could never be sustained.
One course shows that a worldwide command economy is a pre-ordained failure. Another interpretation is that this colossal failure is the desired end-result.
A stepping-stone to the guidestones.