A Dominant Social Theme is a belief system (usually concerning a purported social or natural problem) launched by the monetary elite that grows into an archetype or meme, usually after much repetition. The problem may be centered on people themselves (overpopulation) or something caused by people (global warming). The term was invented by Anthony Wile and first utilized in his book The Liberation of Flockhead. The term actually took on a more defined meaning in the subsequent release of Wile's followup book, High Alert.
Dominant Social Themes often are launched from the centers of the power elite's global architecture, including the United Nations, World Bank, World Trade Organization and World Health Organization, where the related problems are declared to be such. The themes are then rebroadcast by the mainstream media.
The hallmarks of a problem that drives a Dominant Social Theme are:
• The problem is presented as one that can be solved only by those in authority.
• The prescribed solution requires action by, and greater authority for, social and political institutions that are distant from the societies they pretend to benefit.
• Reminders of the problem persist no matter how much evidence comes to light that the problem is fictitious, trivial or irremediable.
• The problem may co-exist in the public's mind with other purported problems with which it is inconsistent.
The United Nations is an example of an authority-based solution to a problem proposed by a Dominant Social Theme. The problem is international conflict, including war. The solution is for national governments to be made subject to a worldwide authority.
The European Union is the United Nations writ small. The problem is isolated national markets and a lack of economic cooperation. The solution is for the national governments of Europe to be made subject to a European authority.
Other examples of problems that support Dominant Social Themes are:
Bird flu: Even though it is rarely communicable from human to human, the disease has been promoted as an extraordinary problem by emphasizing the high rate of mortality among the few people infected. This encourages the militarization of health care, supports planning for a "state of emergency" in Western countries and makes the potential of quarantining entire populations acceptable to the public. It also enriches Big Pharma and its shareholders by creating demand for vaccines and other drugs.
Swine flu: This disease is the thematic complement of bird flu. Even though the mortality rate is unremarkable by the standard of seasonal flu, the disease has been promoted as an extraordinary problem by emphasizing the ease with which it is communicated from human to human. This Dominant Social Theme leads to the same "resolutions" as the Bird flu.
Peak oil: Belief that oil supplies are on the verge of exhaustion justifies rising oil prices, for the benefit of producers, and provides a rationale for energy-efficiency regulations (to the benefit of certain manufacturers) and for subsidies for companies involved with "alternative energy" (biodiesel, solar, wind power and others). It also supports the promotion of public companies associated with energy alternatives.
Central banking: The idea that depressions are caused by free markets and by constraints on the supply of money imposed by a redeemable currency supports the necessity of giving unlimited discretionary power to central banks that preside over fiat currencies. The manipulation of the fiat currencies can generate enormous wealth for favored parties.
The creation and exploitation of Dominant Social Themes has been aided by the growth of modern, centralized mass media. The Internet, which decentralizes the power for mass communication, threatens the ability to invent and control Dominant Social Themes.