Romney begins to tell the story of Romney ... Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Friday began the process of introducing himself to a general election audience by peppering his stump speech with personal anecdotes aimed at helping the wealthy former venture capitalist connect with every day people. Speaking to students and staff at Otterbein University in central Ohio, Romney described his career as the head of Bain Capital, a private equity firm that he said provided the impetus for a number of successful start-ups, including the Staples office supply chain. In the 1990s, Romney said, most companies purchased their pens, paper clips, copy toner and other supplies from merchants who delivered straight to their offices but at high prices. Bain was considering a proposal from an entrepreneur to sell office supplies in bulk at discount prices. Though "experts" told him it was a bad idea, that no manager wanted to worry about making a shopping run for office supplies, Romney said he hired analysts to look into actual office supply purchases by companies and discovered that the firms were spending far more than they thought on office supplies. "And so after a lengthy analysis, we decided that we would invest in this office super store. It's called Staples," Romney said to murmurs of recognition. "It now employs ... I think 90,000 people." – CBS News
Dominant Social Theme: A technocrat shall lead them ...
Free-Market Analysis: An argument could be made that US President Barack Obama is typical of the kinds of rulers that the modern power elite is trying to install around the world.
Bloodless, calculating, shrewd and cautious (in an unctuous and ruthless way), Obama is the kind of leader that the elites are seeking out. We have seen similar emplacements in Greece, Italy and even Spain.
Mitt Romney is another in this mold. It is a technocratic assemblage. The idea at root is not to question the system itself but simply to make it work "better."
The idea is that systems are prone to entropy and that only skilled, judicious leaders can arrest the entropy, capture the anarchy and make unruly systems work. The reality is that nothing is what it seems when it comes to governance and that the world is in the grip of a power elite matrix, from what we can tell, that seeks to expand the current system.
The tools used are mostly within the context of what we call dominant social themes – fear-based mechanisms that tend to drive people into pre-determined globalist solutions.
In order to take full advantage of this belief-system matrix, leaders have to be selected who will promote the globalist program. In the world's most powerful countries in Europe – and also Canada and America – the leaders put in place by the elites (for it seems to us they are increasingly "put" into place) have endorsed this larger technocratic program.
Mitt Romney is surely one such technocratic, as is Barack Obama. Outside of the color of their skin, it could be argued that there is not a millimeter's worth of difference between them.
Obama ran on a platform of "hope and change," but when looked at objectively, he in many ways merely carried on the work of George W. Bush who merely increased the arc of Bill Clinton's authoritarianism and globalism.
Romney will surely continue and expand the welfare/warfare state, just as did Clinton, Bush and now Obama.
One of the reasons that there has been much talk of draw-down of American troops overseas is because Obama and the Money Power that apparently runs him want to draw a delineation between US Republicans and Democrats.
But when one looks closely at the reality of Obama's intentions, it does not seem much has changed. The US military-industrial complex – the signature of empire – is firmly in place. The US may expand and sustain its power by proxy in the 21st century via mercenaries and other powers, but that power shall still be projected.
There are two fundaments to the American empire ... central banking and the projection of military power within the context of the welfare/warfare state. Only one man within the context of a major political campaign this season has stood athwart the inexorable trend ...
That man is libertarian-conservative presidential candidate Ron Paul. He wishes to "end the Fed" and to withdraw American forces around the world and shut down many of the US's 1,000 military and spy bases.
One can argue about Paul's sincerity, or whether he is part of a larger elite dialectic, but one cannot argue with his effectiveness in putting these issues out there. They represent a significant change in US post-war vocabulary, partially driven, in our view, by what we call the Internet Reformation.
Paul claims, rightly so, that the US is broke and cannot afford either a central bank that is sapping what is left of the US's increasingly ruined economy or the ruinous projection of force that benefits Money Power but not the average worker.
Romney is on record that his data driven analysis will somehow arrest the trends that are driving the West into ruin and paving the way apparently for one-world government.
But these trends have nothing to do with analytics. Power politics itself has nothing to do really with the free market. Western governments as they are operated now cannot be reconfigured via analysis or better statistical overviews.
What makes the marketplace superior to government is competition. There is no competition that government generally allows. And the US government in particular is in the grip of an elite that obviously wishes to create world government.
Everything about Mitt Romney, were he to be elected, tells us that he will be merely another functionary within the context of elite plans for global governance.
Conclusion: Romney is beginning to tell the story of "Romney," CBS informs us. We already know how it ends.