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Crime Is Up Worldwide, UN Intends to Provide a Solution
Criminal groups have shown 'impressive adaptability' to law enforcement actions and to new profit opportunities ... Crime 'one of the world's top 20 economies', says UN official ... Crime generates an estimated $2.1 trillion in global annual proceeds - or 3.6pc of the world's gross domestic product - and the problem may be growing, a senior United Nations official has said. In the wake of the Arab Spring, the Obama administration is grappling with how to handle. – UK Telegraph
Dominant Social Theme: The UN is on the case.
Free-Market Analysis: This is one of the oldest and hoariest of elite memes. It is the idea that only government can protect individuals from crime.
It is an elite meme because elites have always warred against the middle class – and thus has throughout history created environments where crime flourished even while pursuing legal and military "protection" from crime on behalf of citizens.
Today, it is no different. The power elite that evidently and obviously wants to create some sort of world government is using a variety of what we call dominant social themes to frighten people into giving up wealth and power to globalist institutions.
Most of these themes are scarcity based, and in a sense the "crime war" meme is no exception. It is based on the idea of a scarcity of security. Only the elites can provide the safety that civilian populations crave. Here's some more from the article:
"It makes the criminal business one of the largest economies in the world, one of the top 20 economies," said Yury Fedotov, head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), describing it as a threat to security and economic development.
The figure was calculated recently for the first time by the UNODC and World Bank, based on data for 2009, and no comparisons are yet available, Mr Fedotov told a news conference.
Speaking on the opening day of a week-long meeting of the international Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ), he suggested the situation may be worsening "but to corroborate this feeling I need more data".
He said up to $40bn is lost through corruption in developing countries annually and illicit income from human trafficking amounts to $32bn every year.
"According to some estimates, at any one time, 2.4m people suffer the misery of human trafficking, a shameful crime of modern day slavery," Mr Fedotov said separately in a speech.
There is no doubt that crime is big business. How could it not be? There is a plethora of laws and regulations pouring down from Western governments now.
In part, this is a result of what we call the Internet Reformation – the information provided by the 'Net that has made people aware of larger elitists agendas. The result has been that the elites have attempted to move ahead with these agendas via a variety of historical tools, in our view.
These tools – war and economic depression – are seemingly distractions that are intended to make people so miserable that they will acquiesce to the elites' globalist agenda.
A big part of this agenda, though little noted, is the ability to police not just nation states but the entire world. The International Criminal Court was created several years ago, but Interpol was created decades before that.
Gradually an international structure is being created that will serve as a full-fledged, worldwide criminal justice system. This is a positive occurence, perhaps, if you are a "law and order" person. But we would argue that such internationalization of policing may do more harm than good.
This is because many nation states are led by ruthless rulers and they will inevitably abuse the system by making serve political rather than criminal ends. When crime-enforcement is internationalized, all sorts of injustices can occur.
Canada recently sent back a Chinese citizen who was wanted by his country for political rather than criminal offenses. Canadian officials did so because they had a binding, international treaty with China.
This web of treaties and globalist criminal enforcement agencies is growing. UNODC, for instance, is only about 15 years old and is another one of these powerful but low-profile agecies. Here's how the UN describes it:
Established in 1997 through a merger between the United Nations Drug Control Programme and the Centre for International Crime Prevention, UNODC operates in all regions of the world through an extensive network of field offices. UNODC relies on voluntary contributions, mainly from Governments, for 90 per cent of its budget.
UNODC is mandated to assist Member States in their struggle against illicit drugs, crime and terrorism. In the Millennium Declaration, Member States also resolved to intensify efforts to fight transnational crime in all its dimensions, to redouble the efforts to implement the commitment to counter the world drug problem and to take concerted action against international terrorism.
Step by step, a globalist criminal enforcement and judiciary effort is being built. It is still invislble to the common man and the justifications being used are appealing ones: fighting the "war on drugs" and "war on terror" in particular.
But over time, once governments are assured that their citizens are enmeshed in a global suveillance network, there is nothing to stop officials from making laws more and more onerous in order to increase their own power and those of their associates. This is the trouble with globalization. Finally, there is no appeal, nowhere to turn. Power corrupts ...
Conclusion: The UN is now in the process of discovering a "global crime" problem. It already has created many of the facilities to "solve" this proclaimed issue. It proudly announces its globalist activism. We don't share the optimism.
Posted by HapHarris on 04/25/12 02:46 PM
Nefarious plans are afoot. The New World Order is organized. We are not-!
Posted by Rod Farmer on 04/25/12 11:09 AM
Crime is resistance to the authority that defines what crime is. As long as it is your call, you can do what you want. Those in power can kill to their hearts' content, and call it war. They have no moral stance.
Posted by paul leo faso on 04/25/12 09:12 AM
THE U.N. is a cosmic joke and itself should be put under arrest.
As part of the criminal global banking cabal, this sorrid toxic waste dump of elite control freaks, should be put under criminal investigation under the R.I.C.O. Act.for its fraud, collusion, deceit and theft by deception.
They are an affront to humanity and a stain upon every sovereign nation they seek to subvert.
Posted by vivek on 04/25/12 04:54 AM
Curious to find out, I'd sent an e-mail to the editorial team here saying I had a solution to a very important global problem, did you all get it?
Anyways, this UN business, Lucifer Press, The mangled theories of Helena Blavatsky (always tortured originality, the elite specialty), Room 666 with the 80 tone Stone Block and the fallen trapezoid, a bunch of nutters as first second and third chiefs... .. now warring for peace all over the world.
Step lightly around th eblue helmeted ones. Not for nothing that Avaatar folks were Blue Skinned.
Also note Blue Ties, Blue Logo... . India's IMF flunkey's including PM Moneymoan Sing AND BIS stooge in the planning commission always in Blue Turbans.
Feeling Blue? Now you know why. The holly branches around the globe? It's not Holly, it's Wheat and the servitude is going to be through Food (wheat) and Water (Blue).
What a plan, commendable, whosoever laid it out and managed to get so many people to bend their natural instincts of decency to put this United horrorshow's UNtentacles world over...
If I were the expletive spouting type, I'd spout a lot of expletives right now.
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Posted by Dave on 04/24/12 10:17 PM
Pretty hard to convince people that Interpol is a legitimate law enforcement agency. In the early 1980's the DEA found Interpol was the biggest leak they had to deal with.
Posted by budwood on 04/24/12 08:02 PM
The above statistics say that about 3.6% of the world GDP is generated by crime. One might guess that figure is overshadowed by the cost of professional crime prevention.
Posted by oldman67 on 04/24/12 07:24 PM
There is more crime in Washington D.C.than anywhere else in the Click to view link amounts to trillions of taxpayer dollars. I once saw a sign which read, Dont Steal! The Government hates competition.
Posted by turtle995 on 04/24/12 06:42 PM
Oh, please protect us benevelent government. Put video cameras everywhere, read my emails and listen to my phone calls if you must. I will pay for everything with my taxes. If you need to move me and my family into a centralized facility to protect us, I'm sure you know what's best for me. I will happily board the trains, hand over my jewlery for safe keeping and take a shower..
Posted by memewatchers.com on 04/24/12 03:41 PM
Memes are dominant social themes (belief systems) that stick and are passed from one generation to the next.
The monetary elite create dominant social themes to achieve their goals and promote them through the MSM, Experts, Science, Religion, Government, Justice System and Learning Centers. The monetary elite's goal is centralization of everything to more efficiently control everything.
The monetary elite promote dominant socials themes that are based on instinctive humans fears and can be classified as Archetypal Fear Memes examples are catastrophism, scarcity, barbarians, disease, security, poverty, ect... Dominant social themes that are based on Archetypal Fear Memes create a stronger impact on society and prey upon the instinctive fears of unsuspecting individuals.
The 'crime war' achieves several goals of the elite; lends credence to their federal Justice system, federal Law Enforcement, and federal domestic surveillance, not to mention the wealth generated from their state enforced monopoly on the blackmarket. The 'Crime War' could likely be the elites most successful meme.
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Posted by seer on 04/24/12 03:41 PM
"These tools - war and economic depression - are seemingly distractions that are intended to make people so miserable that they will acquiesce to the elites' globalist agenda." And yet we see with great regularity, very popular movies such as Star Wars (1970's) and today Hunger Games that portray this alleged Elite conspiracy in the darkest of views. Millions and millions of people are exposed to these movies every year portraying a good over evil agenda. I keep waiting to see some HARD evidence of such a conspiracy. Do the Banks want to control all finance? No surprise!
Posted by nithsdale on 04/24/12 01:15 PM
Mankind is corrupt, that is why we have so many religions, governments and tribal gangs. The whole concept of community is to protect who we say we want to be from those who dispute with us our definition. All law systems are based on that premise. The only universality is that construction!
The globalists, to hammer into place their larger government, will follow the same basic foundation. We are the good guys and any who oppose us are the bad guys, ergo they are the criminals.
But not to worry. There will be so many criminals that the globalists will have a wild and discourseful time trying to define them. This is what makes any growing centralization of community almost an oxymoronic effort. The more we try to define, to eliminate those who do not accept our premise, the less time is spent on building the actual government.
The prime example of this is the Vatican... the Catholic Church... . and it invoked God in all its legal arguments for its agenda. Over its history, it never converted but assimilated those who diagreed, that is why they have so many "orders" within that Church, so many different operating groups. Every time the Church tries to centrify, it erupts in very costly controversy, scandal and loses more ground than it gains!
Take heart. The globalists will have the same opposition but this time it is over an even wider area. Arise, the time is here for great opposition and strife will grow. Since the world found itself in the 15th Century, we have had more wars, large scale rebellions, revolutions, insurrections than ever before. Guess what that means for the future with a world government!
Posted by dimitri on 04/24/12 12:59 PM
Stop it! There might be some folks out there who are genuinely trying to get off their depression meds.
Posted by Optout on 04/24/12 12:34 PM
Again the pattern continues. Human trafficking is a crime because of imaginary nation state lines and 'drug' trading is a crime because of prohibition laws. Do gooders making bad decisions or a plan from the rulers to make everything a crime? Some of both I would say. The reset will not be fun for those unprepared but it has to happen.
Posted by Abu Aardvark on 04/24/12 12:23 PM
Off topic ... but, oops, it seems, another funny thing happened to 'global warming':
'Global warming? What global warming?' says High Priest of Gaia Religion'
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