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Rebellion Spreads ... EU Elites Have Miscalculated?
For those who missed the story, a 77-year old retired pharmacist – Dimitris Christoulas – has shot himself to death in front of the Greek Parliament in Syntagma Square, protesting the degradation of his country. It is a call to arms, a poignant moment in Europe's unfolding drama, reminiscent of the Buddhist self-immolations of south-east Asia that so captured world attention. His suicide note refers to the Quisling regime of George Tsolakoglou under Axis occupation in World War Two. We have entered perilous waters in Europe. Greece is not an isolated case. Variants of the Greek tragedy are unfolding in a string of countries as they embark on similar policies of self-feeding contraction, as will become clear over the next two years. Spain's youth unemployment is already 50.5pc. – UK Telegraph/Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
Dominant Social Theme: This death is shocking. We are so sorry! (Nothing will change, though) ...
Free-Market Analysis: We have often written that the power elite's reaction to the Internet Reformation is one that will not be entirely successful. The suicide of Dimitris Christoulas may perhaps support this contention.
We see and hear, as do you ... And we have watched what we call the Internet Reformation unfold over time and the elite's reaction to it. At first there was indifference. Now there is something approaching panic, in our view.
The dynastic families that want to run the world – and already apparently run the world's central banks – have traveled the route that they took after the advent of the Gutenberg Press, which also enlightened the masses about the Way the World Worked.
They have tried to co-opt the expanding illumination without much success thus far. They've used a series of false-flag intermediaries, in our view, including perhaps Julian Assange, Anonymous and, in aggregate, Occupy Wall Street.
This is analogous to the apparent use of Martin Luther and John Calvin to split the Catholic Church long ago. There's even some anecdotal evidence of support for Oliver Cromwell and his activities in deposing British royalty for a generation.
But ultimately, the elites of the day were REACTING to the Gutenberg Press much as they are, from our point of view, nowadays. The escalating responses to the Internet are quite in line with this.
The elites generally use war, economic depression and authoritarianism to keep order during stressful times, though ordinarily they prefer to use dominant social themes.
These fear-based promotions are intended to frighten people into accepting globalist solutions and generally to establish internationalism. But they are not working so well in this era of the Internet.
And so ... as we have noticed, the elites have grown increasingly brutal. Certainly, having built up the EU they are busy creating increased centralization.
We figure this is the REAL reason for austerity. The Greeks are being pounded on as an example to others. But beyond this the misery spreading throughout the PIGS is real. The idea generally is to make people in the West so miserable that they will not be able to object to the "new world order" the elites have in mind.
Where does the death of Dimitris Christoulas fit into all of this? Well ... it's being covered intensively by the mainstream press, which means there's some sort of elite promotional angle to it.
We figure the promotion is simply more of the same. It's part of the kind of dialectic that the elite likes to establish to control the conversation and manipulate society toward desired ends.
On the one side you have vicious austerity and on the other you've got people offing themselves. Now, perhaps the idea is to reach a middle ground where the Greeks will exist as a cowed and miserable people, just not miserable enough either to rebel or commit suicide en masse.
But here's the thing: There's no evidence that the suicide of this poor man was staged that we can see, or that the stinging suicide note he left is a forgery. And even if both the suicide and letter were somehow the product of elite manipulation, we'd still argue the result is the same.
The elites are playing catch-up. They've been exposed via the Internet just as the Gutenberg Press exposed their machinations and manipulations so long ago.
The elites of the day used that exposure to try to make changes in society that worked to their benefit. But there's no doubt, from what we can tell, that those reactions were accommodative.
The elites didn't desire a Renaissance. Nor did they desire a New World or a small "R" republican "united States."
The elites, in our view, neither anticipated nor welcomed the phenomenon that has become the Internet. They have dealt with it as best they can and have apparently speeded up their plans to achieve globalism as a result.
Within this context, the death of Dimitris Christoulas enlightens us. There is probably no doubt that his death will be manipulated – and is already being manipulated – for purposes of reinforcing an "austerity" dialectic.
But manipulations only go so far. At some point the anger is real and the truth is not to be gainsaid. This may be one of those moments. Evans-Pritchard, despite his soft-peddling of the Greek situation in this article, writes eloquently about the death itself:
The event has happened, and such events have consequences ... The structure of monetary union is the root cause of this deepening crisis, since it shuts off the usual solutions: the policy mix of fiscal and monetary contraction under way simultaneously in countries containing 140m people is making it even worse ... Much hope is being placed on belt-tightening, and on root-and-branch reforms that will take five to 10 years to bear fruit. Mr Christoulas has alerted Europe that civil society will not wait.
The elites can practice damage control – as they are doing – while simultaneously plunging the world into war and depression. But ultimately the Internet remains, along with its illumination.
It is a process, not an episode. It will not likely be stilled, redirected or ameliorated. It will run its course. The powers-that-be have by now realized this, though that has only spurred them to redouble their efforts.
But at some point reality will set in. They will probably have to take a step back. They may have no choice. There are billions who are not elites and only a few who are. And some of those who are not are likely willing to die to change things. This is likely a fearful prospect for the elites.
Conclusion: They do not sleep well at night, either.
Updated on date of publication.
Posted by asparagui on 04/05/12 11:05 AM
They got the guns... we got the numbers... .
Posted by mijama on 04/05/12 11:12 AM
There's a man named Thomas Sheridan who is doing extraordinary work on psychopathy that explains a lot about what's going on. His book "Puzzling People - the Labyrinth of the Psychopath" has become something of an underground sensation, and he regularly posts videos on his YouTube channel thomassheridanarts.
His view is that the psychopathic elite is being exposed, and the "bottom of the pyramid" is beginning to crack, so to speak. On a hopeful note, he says that psychopaths are fundamentally lazy, and tend to just retreat when they are finally exposed and realize that their manipulations will no longer work.
Posted by Bobby7 on 04/05/12 11:18 AM
THE JEWISH LIE & ITS CANCER IS DESTROYING THE GENTILE WORLD
The creed which a fanatical sect produced 2,500 years ago has shown a great power over the minds of men throughout these twenty-five centuries; hence its destructive achievement. Why it was born at that particular moment, or ever, is something that none can explain. This is among the greatest mysteries of our world, unless the theory that every action produces an equal and opposite reaction is valid in the area of religious thought; so that the impulse which at that remote time set many men searching for a universal, loving God produced this fierce counter-idea of an exclusive, vengeful deity.
Judah-ism was retrogressive even in 458 BC, when men in the known world were beginning to turn their eyes away from idols and tribal gods and to look for a God of all men, of justice and of neighbourliness. Confucius and Buddha had already pointed in that direction and the idea of one-God was known among the neighbouring peoples of Judah. Today the claim is often made that the religious man, Christian, Muslim or other, must pay respect to Judaism, whatever its errors, on one incontestable ground: it was the first universal religion, so that in a sense all universal religions descend from it. Every Jewish child is taught this.
In truth, the idea of the one-God of all men was known long before the tribe of Judah even took shape, and Judaism was above all else the denial of that idea. The Egyptian Book of the Dead (manuscripts of which were found in the tombs of kings of 2,600 BC, over two thousand years before the Judaist "Law" was completed) contains the passage:
"Thou art the one, the God from the very beginnings of time, the heir of immortality, self-produced and self-born; thou didst create the earth and make man".
Conversely, the Scripture produced in Judah of the Levites asked,
"Who is like unto thee, O Lord, among the Gods?" (Exodus).
The sect which attached itself to and mastered the tribe of Judah took this rising concept of one-God of all-peoples and embodied it in its Scripture only to destroy it, and to set up the creed based on its denial. It is denied subtly, but with scorn, and as the creed is based on the theory of the master-race this denial is necessary and inevitable. A master-race, if there be one, must itself be God.
The figure of Moses himself, and his Law, both were taken from material already existing. The story of Moses's discovery in the bulrushes was plainly borrowed from the much earlier legend (with which it is identical) of a king of Babylonia, Sargon the Elder, who lived between one and two thousand years before him; the Commandments much resemble earlier law codes of the Egyptians, Babylonians and Assyrians. The ancient Israelites built on current ideas, and by this means apparently were well on the way to a universal religion when they were swallowed up by mankind.
The perversion thus accomplished may be traced in the Old Testament, where Moses first appears as the bearer of the moral commandments and good neighbour, and ends as a racial mass-murderer, the moral commandments having been converted into their opposites between Exodus and Numbers. In the course of this same transmutation the God who begins by commanding the people not to kill or to covet their neighbours' goods or wives, finishes by ordering a tribal massacre of a neighbouring people, only the virgins to be saved alive!
Posted by Bluebird on 04/05/12 11:24 AM
Yes, your eyes and ears are very good at finding these memes. The absolute best, IMO.
That this story is being milked for all it is worth can be summed up in one report I read. (Forgive me I don't know whose voice was spewing, but does it matter?) The report says eyewitnesses said the man yelled something to the effect of "so I don't leave my children in debt". But others said the man said nothing.
I have no words in my vocabulary to describe those who would feed off of the misery of others. Thank you , elves, for all you do as you peek behind the curtain of evil.
Posted by Jonathan on 04/05/12 11:57 AM
I agree TPTB are in trouble, but I don't agree that they will take a step back without first trying much more violence. After all, they have invested centuries in this current effort, and 2012 is the year. Has the DB seen all the coverage of possible attacks on the London Olympics, possibly nuclear (mostly on youtube)? They have programmed us for decades now to expect nuclear war, involving Britain and USA (see movies, Threads 1984; Jericho on CBS USA, 2009; Blackjack on the Telegraph culture section 2009; Spooks: code 9, etc, etc). Something bad is happening this year for sure, and the Olympics has 50,000 security personnel for 80,000 in the stadium!, they have surface to air missiles, and a whole heap of illuminati symbolism in all advertising, mascots, history of the games, location of the stadium; all this is apparently to communicate among themselves that something will happen there, and with the internet, we know that too. An attack on the games may be followed by similar attacks on USA which will trigger WW3 as they will blame Iran, who have boycotted the games, and complained that there is too much Zionist symbolism involved. Iran has been brewing for 30 years, and this looks very much like the moment of truth. There is even a youtube from Anonymous, warning of this attack, and attacks on other countries shortly after, and that USA will blame Iran for it, and then use that to start WW3.
Posted by Jonathan on 04/05/12 12:00 PM
PS. And, to my mind, this will be the catalyst for the economic collapse and the excuse to turn UK and USA into the first whole-country prisons, for which everything seems to be ready.
Posted by Abu Aardvark on 04/05/12 12:15 PM
'They have tried to co-opt the expanding illumination without much success thus far. They've used a series of false-flag intermediaries, in our view, including perhaps Julian Assange, Anonymous and, in aggregate, Occupy Wall Street.'
This is going to be an interesting summer indeed:
Adbusters 'Tactical Briefing #28' - Our Spring offensive is building toward a climactic May uprising… time to come out of winter hibernation and play jazz like we've never played it before'
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Posted by Leighboy on 04/05/12 12:26 PM
Pointy eared ones:
Not disconnected from your article on the unfortunate soul in Athens:
Re U.K. Government snooping plans.
For those who see it as benign and 'If you don't do anything wrong, what's the problem?'
The problem is that 'doing something wrong' can change according to the laws passed by the authorities at any time.
If they gain the capability to check each website that you have visited, then it is but a small step to ban people from visiting certain websites.
Websites that may be deemed 'terrorist' by an unelected official, for example.
The game plan that the powers that be are employing here seems to be:
1/ Nail down the far end to start.
What they are doing now; publicly acknowledging that they have the capability to snoop and stating that they urgently need to use it.
When they say that they are doing it for 'our' good, you are not included, they are talking about themselves.
It is a bold ploy, it could be a checkmate ploy if it was accepted without question.
But they knew that it would be questioned:
2/ Face down the kickback from from all quarters, emphatically defend your position
Give as little ground as possible. Put out a 'much watered down' version once most of the opposition has been pacified, yet whatever the result, totalitarianism takes one step forward.
Clearly this is a well tried and tested formula.
Always we go in one direction.
3/ 'Haha, we have been doing most of it for years, anyhow.'
I am no GCHQ or communications expert but it seems to me that with speech recognition technology and supercomputers, it must have been possible to listen in to every telephone conversation for some time now, looking for key words and patterns, extracting the suspicious ones and re processing for possible action by humans.
The availability of the above mentioned technology would, surely, be too much of a temptation for any of the powers that be these days to eschew.
Posted by Abu Aardvark on 04/05/12 12:27 PM
As an entirely off-topic side note:
'Were early humans cooking their food a million years ago?' (The Christian Science Monitor)
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Happy Easter, y'all !!!
Posted by rossbcan on 04/05/12 12:28 PM
An important part of any re-EVOLUTION is that the symbology of the old and, their circuses "must fall"
Hopefully, all the hyped fearmongering will backfire and, people will just stay away in droves, allowing this symbol, like the Berlin Wall to fall peacefully. It's not a party if no-one comes.
Posted by ghendric on 04/05/12 01:19 PM
... we have the guns too..
Posted by rossbcan on 04/05/12 01:19 PM
DB: "And some of those who are not are likely willing to die to change things. This is likely a fearful prospect for the elites."
Highly probable because: Survival equals ability to adapt to environment EQUALS ability to choose correctly EQUALS Freedom:
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THEY cannot tolerate OUR freedom because we MAY do something they don't like, such as refusing servitude, or to pay for the consequences of THEIR actions.
Posted by rossbcan on 04/05/12 01:20 PM
... but, apparently, THEY are creating shortages in the bullet market, YOUR tax dollars, at work.
Posted by gamma ray on 04/05/12 01:40 PM
I'm not familiar with Sheridan but I have to wonder how it is that he doesn't understand that the elites are sociopaths who sometimes use psychopaths and violent sociopaths as a means to an end.
If the elites retreat on an issue, it is because they've learned through trial and error that the masses will eventually succumb to their agenda via incrementalism and/or the dialectic and all out battles are usually too costly and even counterproductive.
Posted by mijama on 04/05/12 02:34 PM
Actually, he DOES understand this. Check out some of his interviews. He's a very insightful man. I would love to see a Daily Bell interview with him.
Posted by josejoe on 04/05/12 02:47 PM
bobby7, my view is and has been-that moses was the first REAL con man in recorded history. i'm sure there were many before him, but none so clever.
Posted by Wrusssr on 04/05/12 03:29 PM
Keepers of MSM's information keys (station and network owners/publishers/etc) were purchased long ago and set up information brothels for Oz; all to the detriment of many good writers and journalists past and present; the majority of whom are/were throttled by MSM owners, corporate advertisers, and Their Big Agenda.
Many journalists and writers turned to the 'Net for outlets. There too, though, can be found the same propaganda, disinformation, agendas, and out-right lies that are printed daily or drone-on in living rooms . . . but . . . truth and accurate, uncontrolled writing and exchange of information has emerged alongside the lies.
The reader can easily compare and evaluate now.
The elite's new century attempt to force-feed boogeymen to the public turned millions away from MSM. Faux pandemics and dangerous vaccines. Terrorists that aren't. Weapons of mass destruction that weren't. A world economic crisis that didn't have to be. Box-cutter wielding Arabs flying 747s or whatever into buildings. A WTC-7 building miraculously collapsing on its footprint untouched by any plane. Global warming. Oscars for Gore. Nobel Peace Prizes for Obama. Monsanto's 'green revolution' of genetically modified seed and food (approved by the FDA)fed to the American public unlabeled and untested as safe for human consumption since the mid-1990s; since found to sterilize and harm organs of lab mammals tested by independent labs in Europe (and subsequently banned by most European countries). Gulf War Syndrome (GWS). 'Bubbles.'
The list is long and it has all been debunked by the Internet with nary a peep from MSM. Nolo Contendre. Or, how MSM lost the information battle with the web.
The reading public now knows-realizes-they have been duped by MSM lo these many years. Research is at their fingertips. 'Net readers can and do check what's floated. MSM can no longer tell them what to think about via controlled information outlets. Tipping points were numerous. Cronkite's Internet pandering video before a world globalist meeting comes to mind.
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Oz scrambles to control a web originally intended for spying on the public.
No luck, so far.
The Internet is a process (as DB has pointed to many times) that is affecting-and spreading among-humanity; a 21st century Gutenberg digital.
Now, MSM is moth-balling its old business model because key parts of it-faux truth and credibility-fell off as it tried to keep up with the Internet's information super highway.
Posted by chad2 on 04/05/12 04:16 PM
Then I saw a beast rising up out of the sea. It had seven heads and ten horns, with ten crowns on its horns. And written on each head were names that blasphemed God.
Posted by theodorej on 04/05/12 05:28 PM
Greeting : What a waste of a human life ... . 77years in a profession that is key in the administration of health care... The ugly truth is that this man has died for a cause that has out lived its usefullness and the reality that socialism does not work... Eventually it crashes and burns under its own weight, that being the system is running out of other peoples money... My feeling is... . given the times we live in and the calibar of the masses,the genie is about to get out of the bottle and that will not bode well for the elites be they Euro or Pan American...
Posted by theodorej on 04/05/12 05:54 PM
OK ... Chad ... As if the average person understands the symbolism of Revelation... The Horns and heads with the Crowns symbolize Europe and the eventuallity of the appearance of the Beast and his false prophet... As I read the Bell I have a sense that they are touching on an issue that escapes the interlect of your average Bible thumper... They speak of the Elites and the business of Global banking... The synagogue of satan is spoken of in the bible and it describes these folks as people who profess to be Jews but in fact are counterfeit Askenaze and not decendants of Abraham... What this all means could very well be that judgement will befall the homeland of these counterfeits and them themselves before the appearance of the beast and the union that will dominate the world... My prayer is for wisdom and understanding and after that courage.