The World the Elites Remade?
Robert Kagan has published an article in the Wall Street Journal entitled "Why the World Needs America." Kagan is a senior fellow in foreign policy at the Brookings Institution and the article is adapted from The World America Made, published by Alfred A. Knopf.
The article, in my view, is a good example of how the Internet – and what we call the Internet Reformation – is changing the context of elite dominant social themes. These themes, enunciated throughout the mainstream media, are intended to separate middle classes from wealth and power while supporting globalist institutions.
Kagan's article contains nothing new; the alternative Internet media has rebutted it thoroughly with historical facts that are available to anyone who wants to look. This is a big problem for elite narratives.
When the messaging is easily rebutted in myriad forums it loses its persuasiveness. The top elite families – the ones that apparently control central banking trillions – also evidently and obviously want to create world government. They need people to believe in their narrative structure.
The primary elite meme within this context would be that over the past century freedom has triumphed over authoritarianism and free markets have triumphed over socialism. Kagan uses historical examples to support his thesis.
The end of Roman rule destroyed Western civilization for centuries, he claims. Likewise, British control of the seas and the balance of great powers on the European continent provided relative security and prosperity during the 18th and 19th centuries. Here's some more from the article:
The present world order was largely shaped by American power and reflects American interests and preferences. If the balance of power shifts in the direction of other nations, the world order will change to suit their interests and preferences. Nor can we assume that all the great powers in a post-American world would agree on the benefits of preserving the present order, or have the capacity to preserve it, even if they wanted to ...
But international order is not an evolution; it is an imposition. It is the domination of one vision over others—in America's case, the domination of free-market and democratic principles, together with an international system that supports them. The present order will last only as long as those who favor it and benefit from it retain the will and capacity to defend it.
There was nothing inevitable about the world that was created after World War II. No divine providence or unfolding Hegelian dialectic required the triumph of democracy and capitalism, and there is no guarantee that their success will outlast the powerful nations that have fought for them ...
If and when American power declines, the institutions and norms that American power has supported will decline, too. Or more likely, if history is a guide, they may collapse altogether as we make a transition to another kind of world order, or to disorder. We may discover then that the U.S. was essential to keeping the present world order together and that the alternative to American power was not peace and harmony but chaos and catastrophe—which is what the world looked like right before the American order came into being.
Kagan, by the way, is an advisor to the Mitt Romney campaign, and this sort of perspective (above) is probably a good reason why even Republicans have a hard time getting enthusiastic about Romney.
It's a mish-mosh of half-truths and historical evasions that one could compare to a Romney stump speech – especially the ones where he blasts "Obamacare" while omitting that as governor of Massachusetts he implemented something similar.
I'm not going to unpack Kagan's entire article, but I'll try to give a quick summary of "alternative (directed) history" to show that Kagan's ideas are in some sense a neatly packaged promotion, a kind of history-at-a-glance that bears little resemblance to the reality that the blogosphere has uncovered over the past decade.
One of Kagan's fundamental inaccuracies is to argue that Roman Empire created a peace and prosperity throughout the Western world. As we've now pointed out in numerous articles, the fulcrum of civilized societies lies in competing centers of power.
Greece during the Golden Age, Italy during the Renaissance, the US during the colonial period – each of these eras of peaceful creativity were developed when municipalities competed and people could move to other regions speaking the same language if governments became oppressive.
It is a fundamental misunderstanding of history to claim that the CONSOLIDATION of these municipalities created a vibrant and entrepreneurial society. It was the initial COMPETITION that created the foundation for prosperity and civil society.
The Roman Empire, therefore, can be looked on as a degradation of what made Rome great – the disparate municipalities located on each of Rome's seven hills. Again, it was the initial cultural competition that apparently built up the social structure that empire would degrade.
Kagan believes that the British Empire, like the American Empire, is an expression of cultural greatness and that it is seemingly the white man's burden to spread this greatness worldwide. He has it reversed. It is not Leviathan that provides civil prosperity but Leviathan that spells the end of it.
As for the elements of history that have led to the current Pax Americana, I'd argue that Kagan is mis-reading history here as well. From what I can tell, there is a dedicated banking elite with industrial, military and religious enablers and associates that is intent on imposing world government.
This handful of enormously powerful people has manipulated history for at least the past 100 years or maybe longer in order to create global governance. They have apparently created wars and financial crises in order to impose globalist solutions.
This is not just speculation, of course. After World War I the League of Nations came into being. And when it failed, the outcome of yet another world war was the United Nations and the various globalist enterprises that are now clustered around it including the IMF, World Bank, etc.
There is plenty of evidence that the Anglosphere banking elite funded both Hitler's Germany and the creation of the USSR. Books and articles tracing these historical facts are available across the 'Net.
It is not enough these days to assert, as Kagan does, that the American Leviathan is merely a fortuitous accident of history and that American military might – an empire – is necessary to uphold "modern civilization."
Modern civilization, in fact, includes billions of tortured people that live on a couple of dollars a day and numerous dictators who are supported by American military might just because they are apparently willing to aid in the erection of the Anglosphere's New World Order.
The "civilization" that Kagan writes of is historically questionable and currently doubtful, given the number of wars that the US is involved with, the economic disruption of the dollar reserve currency and the general, expanding economic depression, worldwide, as a result.
The truth – as Internet alternative history shows us – is that there IS an elite, one that directly straddles at least three "countries" (Israel, Britain and the US) and somewhat more indirectly controls the EU, Middle East, Africa, etc., as well. It uses myriad economic and socio-political resources to build world government. This explains why the policies of so many nation-states significantly depart from the desires of the civilian populations.
Search the Internet. Read up. There's no mystery to it anymore. The ruling elites have set up economic, military and political systems that purport to represent the views and aspirations of "citizens" but actually realize the goals of the organizing elites – which is seemingly world governance, including a global central bank and global currency.
Why would Kagan write such a book and why would a reputable publisher promote it? Well, the myth of the emergent American Empire is a powerful meme. As long as people believe they are in charge of their own societies – and that militarized empires are necessary to civil society – then the elites can continue to manage events behind the scenes.
But if people begin to believe that they are NOT in control, that it is all an elaborate charade, then the mercantilist control now exercised by the Anglosphere will gradually fail. Those in charge will have to show the real face of power, not a healthy prescription in a modern age filled with angst and anger.
And so these sorts of dominant social themes will continue to be promoted. We will continue to be informed that nation states are run by their citizens and that military might and the empires that wield it are necessary to protect "civilization."
The problem the elites have to grapple with is that this fundamental meme is increasingly unpersuasive as time goes by and more and more information emerges. Maybe that explains the current manic attacks on the Internet.
As people increasingly discover the truth, those at the top are increasingly desperate to hide it.
Posted by General Quarters on 02/11/12 09:20 AM
Great Stuff -
Two slogans worth repeating where appropriate in the coming times.
"Too Big To Succed"
"They Need Us, To Enslave Us"
Posted by Danny B on 02/11/12 10:58 AM
"America" should be used in past tense.
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Posted by alexsemen on 02/11/12 10:59 AM
He, - this Kagan( a Jew of course !!)- is absolutely disillusional garbage intellectual of the compulsive USA style ignorancy !
Typical USA and of course symptomatic with the Elites !
No , the Empire will not fall, because as it is historically proven from the ruins of Roman Imperium destroyed by its own Elites , it was born the all network of bandits called Kings and corporation who made the actual Elites netowrk , now a days under Jews control .
The world is doomed !
Posted by dreamerdick on 02/11/12 11:10 AM
Very interesting read = would love your take on Benjamin Fulford's recent prognosis that the White Dragons and the White Knights are close to bringing the 'cabal' to trial in international court for treason and that the outcome will benefit all?
Posted by dimitri on 02/11/12 11:11 AM
The Empire depends on the Praetorian Guard. Yet in the US military there is known wide spread support for Ron Paul's anti-imperialist positions. Would be interesting to see an article on this.
For the Romans it was curtains when they ran out of funds to pay the Guard (and resorted to clipping the coinage to make ends meet). But today it seems the military has active ideological differences with the elites who purportedly run the show. Is this real? Or just another meme about our "managed" freedoms?
Posted by EdwardUlyssesCate on 02/11/12 11:23 AM
A real problem of "leadership" is that to get where they are now required that in the past they worked for the common good. Once they achieved their current position, maintaining that position required working against the common good. When they lose their sense of the common good, they no longer have common sense. That's why they do such stupid things and eventually fall. Without a REAL House of Representatives, true representatives of the 99%ers instead of themselves and 1%ers, the lack of common sense sets up any country for failure. The so-called elites forget to keep the golden goose alive and well.
Posted by bewer on 02/11/12 11:53 AM
Rome's civilization depended primarily on preying on outside territory, usually by force. The US preyed primarily through honest free enterprise creativity coupled with various wars, and military complexes. Now the US is committing suicide with money printing.
Posted by Libertarian Jerry on 02/11/12 12:10 PM
In America,at least,the sad part of the story is that most of it's citizens are happy being serfs. To observe,over the last 100 years or so,the decline of self responsibility and self reliance and the acceptance of the Social Security numbered passivity of the majority of the population of America is disheartening to lovers of liberty. The Elite Globalists have done a good job,through Cultural Marxist methods,to channel the flow of information and knowledge by controlling most of Academia,the Main Stream Media and Public Education. In essence,Mr.Kagan's views are directed to a population born and bred in an environment of narrow worldviews. I think,however, that with the emergence of the Internet Revolution that a growing number of America's "masses" may be exposed to the Matrix that they live in. With that said,I doubt that a majority of Americans would give up their supposed security for liberty. Liberty means that you keep the fruits of your labor but at the same time are responsible for your own life. This means no Social Security,Medicare, Medicaid,Unemployment Compensation,Food Stamps etc.etc. Individuals,families or private charities and or self insurance and private associations are all that keep you away from poverty's door. This is a hard pill for most Americans to swallow. Again,most Americans would rather be debt serfs with the warm fuzzy feeling of Uncle Sugar looking after them then be responsible for their own security, Liberty is a harsh taskmaster. In the end,most American's want to live in Kagan's elitist matrix.
Posted by elinelcrat on 02/11/12 12:11 PM
I agree that healthy competition breeds many opportunities for growth and prosperity. The problem is that there are always a few who want to gain more and more at the expense of others. Genghis Khan achieved empire across Euro-asia by building on and multiplying the process of tribal warfare, by which one tribe gains at the expense of other tribes. If the APE (anglosphere power elite) were not doing what you describe as pursuing global dominance, there would inevitably be some other group (or groups) doing something to achieve the same thing. Mankind is morally corrupt; there will always be wars and rumors of wars until Christ the King returns.
Posted by W.Palmer on 02/11/12 12:53 PM
Your articles are always interesting to read and historically accurate, but the "elite world order" thing is becoming a rant.
The impression is that there is a cabal of "elitist money" people just waiting for the right moment to descend upon society and impose a monolithic world government (Communist?) that controls industry, finance, technology, education etc:.
Would we be correct to say that this has been tried many times before?
That this "plan" has been in the works for decades, centuries but somehow the right moment never seems to come, either things have not reached the level of destruction or attained the level of prosperity to enact it?
My own take on this is that the EU should serve as an example of how well a world government would work. Brussels has become so corrupt so profligate. It's "politicians" so detached from their roles, and so consumed by entitlement it would be hard to hold a conversation with any of them as to exactly what they are employed to do.
The "community" itself has no wish to be controlled.
The concept of this disparate Babellion community ever being more than what it is, a heaving mass of dissent defies logic. Since most of the suspected perpetrators of this idea would be predominately Jewish, They should know this... it was written centuries ago.
But I think they are more fiction that fact.
Reply from The Daily Bell
Thanks Click to view linklmer, we disagree with this. We've disagreed with you before, as when you wrote the following in response to "Darkness at the Royal Wedding" ...
"Queen Eliizabeth II has been one of the rare Monarchs that have been dedicated to her duty imposed by the abdication of her Uncle.
She has served well. Until the marriages of Andrew and Charles she would have had a virtually unblemished record. The death of Dianna forced her to bow to the will of the people in an unprecedented way. She, adhering to the strict protocols, Dianna, now a divorced commoner, and the people, totally enamored by that feckless girl the mother of two children who are heirs to the throne.
To see Britain as a Republic would expose it to what all republics suffer from. Ineptitude. The USA has not fared well for many years. The Bush years were an astonishing debacle that has destroyed its credibility perhaps for decades followed by the bitter disappointment of Obama who promised so much.
We don't think the Queen has been "dedicated to duty" and we're not sure Obama has been a "bitter disappointment" as we never expected much to begin with ...
Posted by omegamensch on 02/11/12 01:03 PM
good one--- and yes, agreed, as people increasing discover the truth, become more informed and concerned the pressure on the elite will grow to an obsession to hide it, and twist it by their lies and distortions. they will find "security" reasons to instigate an internet shut down, and throw fear into those that are uncovering their lies. in my opinion free speech through the internet is one their biggest threats. we must be aware of this and find ways to keep the internet communications open before we wake up one day and find that all screens have gone blank.
Posted by MrA on 02/11/12 01:03 PM
Here's something to write about:
CBS/VIACOM and AOL/Time Warner that backed SOPA, is largely responsible for having CAUSED internet piracy by distributing filesharing software to hundreds of millions of users through CNET's Click to view link.
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This is the Achilles heel of the attempts of trying to control the internet under guise of fighting piracy. Help spread the word if you care about the internet, because they will try again.
Reply from The Daily Bell
Yes, thanks. We've written about this.
Posted by Jean on 02/11/12 01:08 PM
I have a blog called 2012 what's the 'real' truth? on which I posted/linked Anthony's terrific editorial today. As a result I got a response/Comment that for me has such great value I decided to post it as a separate article. I invite you to read it here:
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I understand that Anthony Wile is contesting Kagan's claims but I feel a need to expand upon the argument somewhat to illustrate just how much BS the Powers That Were throw around all over the place.
Reply from The Daily Bell
Yes, that's quite a response. Thanks for the repost and the link.
Posted by c.martel on 02/11/12 01:20 PM
"And he cast him (Lucifer) into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more ... " Rev 20:3
"How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, You who weakened the nations! Isaiah 14:12
Posted by amanfromMars on 02/11/12 02:42 PM
Hi, Anthony/Daily Bell ringers,
This is the simple, unadulterated truth which makes things oh so easy for those who know how to wield IT effectively ... ... ."The power of words to control the world and worlds with words is becoming ever more plainly evident, and that will cause problems for those who would have chosen, or would think to choose to ignore them whenever they are clearly sent/aimed/targeted at them for engagement and comment." ... ... and that is not the first time that has been told.
Posted by TimurTheLame on 02/11/12 03:36 PM
It is interesting to ponder for a moment the statement that the policies of nation-states significantly depart from the desires of the civilian populations. This appears to be almost universally true at the present. The logical conclusion from this could be that an enclosure has already been erected around most of the citizens of the world and that arguably the world is divided into three parts, those who don't realize it (vast majority) those that think it is slowly happening (minority) and those who acknowledge it as fait accompli (fringe).
The majority and minority may be up to 99% of citizenry hence the support of the political process and Quixotic support for individuals such as Dr. Paul in the US and different 'messiahs' elsewhere.
Does anyone pause for a moment and consider what got us here but direct support for the established methods of choosing our leaders? Einstein's definition of insanity applies. Corruption cannot be ended by voting for it.
I am convinced by virtue of historical perspective that the current predicament has been a cunning and patient process arguably put into place as the endgame with WW1. The only thing that confuses me is I do not see the advantage of any NWO set-up. 'They' would give up one of their most potent tools, that of divide and conquer.
A possible explanation might be that there is a mystical element to it ( too broad to even hint at) and so all the good analysis offered by DB and others essentially discuss symptoms and not root causes.
This struck me while inadvertently coming across some drawings in a book by Abbe Constant (Eliphas levy) that
used modern political symbols in a book dealing with the history of magic.
It may be farfetched but little else makes sense either.
Posted by josejoe on 02/11/12 03:42 PM
just loved the link dannyb, can't wait for 2012 to arrive!!
Posted by HugoHolland on 02/11/12 03:55 PM
Another well written piece. Ive been listening to KWN channel for a while now and today I listened to an interview with Ben Davies (goldfund manager) and he used the words internet reformation at 10.25 ish in the interview. Congrats! Click to view link
Posted by HugoHolland on 02/11/12 04:19 PM
Posted by Danny B on 02/11/12 04:57 PM
This is quite interesting. CNET created the problem and SOPA was the answer.
Fast and Furious created the problem and gun control was / is the answer.
The Central Banks sold off gold to go full digital. Now, they are buying gold.
All 3 of these could be considered major failures. What other failures are in the pipeline?
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Reportedly, the Chinese in Iran brought down the drone.
AMFM has brought up interesting stuff about renegade IT being VERY important.