There's a tipping point where velocity, interconnectivity and complexity become so pervasive that the whole system collapses, regardless of whether certain elements at the surface of the system are fixed. We may not have the foresight and collaborative spirit to shape our global future, but at least we should have the survival instinct to move from pure urgency-driven risk management to much at strengthening our risk resilience. This implies a multi-stakeholder effort by governments, business, science and civil society to create a much more appropriate global rules-bases system. This should at best guarantee that the exploited for the individual gain to the detriment of global society. – UK Telegraph / Professor Klaus Schwab (left)
Dominant Social Theme: The crisis in the EU is endless and the only solution is to come together and build a global, rules based system.
Free-Market Analysis: The newspapers are in full cry today. Top Eurocrats are meeting secretly to discuss the sovereign debt crisis, which has now spread to Italy. Appropriate actions will need to be taken. At this critical juncture we find a curious editorial presented by the Telegraph (see excerpt above), written by Professor Klaus Schwab who is executive chairman of the World Economic Forum.
Schwab claims to understand, definitively, what is taking place. Our collective survival instinct should be crying out that we need a multi-stakeholder effort by all levels of society to create a system of internationalist collectivism. It is all very reasonable and predictable. Just as the crisis is hitting its peak, here comes Dr. Schwab with a logical, global solution. Thesis, antithesis … synthesis. It further confirms our constant and growing conviction that the EU crisis, in large part, is nothing more than a kind of gigantic shadow play.
Certainly, we grant that the initial crisis may have been worse than anticipated and that the Eurocrats were initially taken by surprise. But low-interest loans, no matter how massive, are not going to relieve the systemic pressure under which the PIGS labor. "Austerity" is nothing but a dominant social theme, a kind of elitist promotion that robs people of even the tiniest prosperity while further increasing the role of the state, which is where the problems began in the first place.
No, more and more it seems to us (and we have written this before) that the actors in this ongoing crisis are puppets, manipulated and controlled, projected onto an illuminated backdrop. Who are the puppeteers? Why the Anglo-American elites of course. The great banking families that control 100 central banks around the world through the BIS.
These families in aggregate may be worth perhaps tens of trillions of dollars. They have nexuses of control in Tel Aviv, Washington DC and perhaps even the Vatican. They run the world's three major intelligence agencies and through NATO they control most of the world's major armies.
They may trace their genealogies back hundreds or thousands of years. In our humble view, they seek world government – based out of Jerusalem, perhaps – and are willing to create any number of global crises to gain the globalist goals they seek.
How can it be that this power nexus, controlling innumerable facilities that can print money-from-nothing are helpless in the face of Europe's sovereign debt crisis? We believe these families in aggregate control most of the world's major corporations and banks. They control the world's major media outlets. They run the world's major exchanges. They control the world's significant internationalist facilities: the UN, IMF and World Bank among others.
Are we to believe this significant force – silently organizing and reorganizing the world – is helpless to stem the unfolding monetary chaos in Greece and the other PIGS? They created this chaos via the imposition of the euro. They did not then understand what was bound to occur?
Or did they in some sense intend for it happen? We know top Eurocrats have made statements that they anticipated a crisis such as the one they have now. Not only did they anticipate it, they welcomed it for what it would allow them to accomplish. They believed that the force of the crisis would allow them to circumvent rules that maintain members' nationality. The crisis would result in a far stronger, centralized union. Out of chaos, order.
Certainly, we believe in free markets and the inevitability of their ascension. No matter what the powers-that-be plan, the market eventually over-rides it. They didn't plan for the Internet in our view and this lack of foresight has seemingly cost them dearly. They are having a harder and harder time with their fear-based promotions.
And yet we can't escape from the notion that they could be doing a lot better in Europe if they wished to. This shadowy group, we are asked to believe, worth trillions in aggregate from what we can tell, cannot figure out how to stem the tide of Greece's red ink?
It sometimes seem almost deliberate. As the crisis unwinds, we begin to see a vague resemblance between Germany's Angela Merkel, France's Nicolas Sarkozy and Brussel's Herman Van Rompuy as … say … The Three Stooges (don't ask us which is which). Throw in ECB's Jean-Claude Trichett and call them the four Marx Brothers.
Are they being purposefully dense? Can they really be so incompetent? Trichett just raised rates in the teeth of this sovereign debt storm, further aggravating the problems of Portugal, Greece, et. al. Perhaps a larger game being played, one which involves endless crises in order to generate the requisite internationalist solution.
And now we have this odd editorial from Klaus Martin Schwab appearing in the royalist UK Telegraph. The Telegraph is ordinarily anti-EU (being a royalist publication) but in presenting this Schwab editorial, it is certainly providing us with the other side of the argument – and Schwab is a formidable presenter of it.
We learn from a little 'Net research that he has been active in globalist circles since at least the 1990s, when he was a member of a UN High-Level Advisory Board on Sustainable Development, Vice-Chairman of the UN Committee for Development Planning and a member of The Peres Centre for Peace. He was also on a number of company boards, such as The Swatch Group, The Daily Mail Group and Vontobel Holding AG (Parent of Swiss private bank – Bank Vontobel). Here is more from Wikipedia:
Klaus Martin Schwab (born March 30, 1938) is a German economist, best known as the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum. In 1971, Schwab founded the World Economic Forum as a not-for-profit foundation committed to improving the state of the world, later building it into today's global partnership of business, political, and intellectual leaders.
In 1998, Schwab and his wife founded the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, a non-profit organization based in Geneva, Switzerland. In 2004, Schwab created a new foundation using the US$ 1 million prize money from the Dan David Prize he received that year. The Forum of Young Global Leaders aims to bring together over 500 people under 40 from all walks of life who have demonstrated their commitment to improving the state of the world, and encourage them to work together over the span of five years to identify and realize global change.
Dr. Schwab holds a Doctorate in Economics (summa cum laude) from the University of Fribourg, a Doctorate in Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology [disambiguation needed] and a Master of Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Additionally, he has been the recipient of seven honorary doctorates and is an honorary professor of the Ben-Gurion University of Israel and the China Foreign Affairs University.
You are perhaps scratching your head at this point, but you should not be! You have heard of his World Economic Forum by its more informal name: "Davos." Yes, THAT Davos summit in the Swiss Alps. Wikipedia again: "The meeting brings together top business leaders, international political leaders, selected intellectuals and journalists to discuss the most pressing issues facing the world, including health and the environment."
Did you think it was perhaps some sort of relaxed gabfest? That's how the mainstream press presents it. But this article in the Telegraph seems to give us a whiff of something else. Dr. Schwab, its founder, is a committed, even fanatic, globalist. Some excerpts from the article:
Co-operation-is-the-only-means-of-survival-in-this-Age-of-Complexity … The advent of technology has fundamentally changed our lives, but one thing is for sure; the velocity of technological change will accelerate in an exponential manner ramifications for all of us.
What is particularly striking is this dimension of change. Today's technological evolution no longer solely affects what we are doing, but also who we are. Of course, the Internet has in many ways become part of our DNA. This is true for governments (just think of Wikileaks), for businesses and for individuals. This new dimension of technological progress and societal change is in its infancy. The other waves of forthcoming technological evolutions in genetics, in stem cell technology, in nano-technology, provide opportunities and threats of "alternation" of our selfs.
Global cooperation is only feasible if underpinned by shared values. After the Second World War, and with the establishment of the United Nations, a principal framework for shared values was the Declaration of Human Rights. But time has shown how fragile this consensus is, particularly with the rise of ethnic, religious and other tensions …
All of these accelerated trends – velocity, multiplicity, interconnectivity – are creating a completely new world in which the mastering of complexities will be the key challenge. Of course, the more greater the risk of systemic breakdowns. When we look at our governance systems, above all global governance, we see the stress symptoms of leaders who are having difficulty in coping with the complexities of today's world. The crises are primary examples of the unintended consequences resulting from actions taken in unchartered territories.
Schwab makes predictable statements. You can see above, his references to the Internet. He also speaks of accelerating technology and how Asia will be the dominant force of the 21st century and Western powers will have to substitute cooperation for domination.
Elsewhere, he even refers to World War II and the evolution of the UN, which was intended to make sure that competition and war would give way to cooperation. (Tell that to the US and NATO.) What is interesting about this editorial in our view is that one can read it over and over again, and the more it is read, the more it resembles a mish-mash of words.
There is no real logic to it, just a repetition of clichés. Blah, blah, blah … globalism. Blah, blah, blah … one-world government. It is superstructure that has no import. The whole point of the article is merely to introduce once more the inevitability of a new world order.
We have already noticed how EU statutes against integration have been overturned. We expect more of this to take place. This is perhaps the point after all. Arrayed against this tried and true method of centralization is the Internet itself and the fury of Europeans who are waking up to just how dysfunctional the current system actually is. They are starting to understand the solutions closing in about them are a kind of trap that will prevent them from having even the potential for prosperous, independent lives.
If we are correct about this, the chaos will only grow worse and the internationalist solutions proposed by people like Schwab will only grow stronger and louder. It will be, perhaps, a kind of orchestrated decline into chaos with a globalist sound track. We will be told the "markets" are continually rejecting all attempts at finding an EU solution. We will learn eventually that only EU federalism, true integration, is a feasible manner of address.
We don't think such a solution is wise, of course, nor do we believe it is preordained. We think a kind of Internet Reformation – one the elites didn't expect – may halt this shadow play before it comes to fruition. We see signs it might and report on them regularly. Certainly, we believe the kind of centralization that the power elites seek shall lead to ever worse abuses of power.
Let us like Richard Nixon be as clear as we can possibly be. We hope we are wrong and that the shadow play we perceive now and again is imaginary. We hope the elites are rocked back on their heels, their world-government plans shattered, their EU strategies undone. We hope it happens as soon as possible, damn the consequences (or what we are TOLD will be the consequences).
The EU with its plans for a continent-wide army, its own intelligence agency, its own methodologies for wiretapping and otherwise spying on its citizens, its Napoleonic code, its purposeful lack of accountability, its mindless celebration of ever-bigger government, its surety that regulation can perfect society, its endless internal corruption – this is not an entity that ought to exist another minute, if possible. Watching the EU grow is like watching a stain spread across Europe. It is like watching the raising of another Dark Age (as if the 20th century was not bad enough).
Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. The EU is no more a glorified trade association than the Nazi Reich was the logical apex of the modern state. Were the elites to find success with their Euro-manipulations (and it looks now as if they may not), the current shadow play might give way to shadows of another sort – metaphorically, anyway – those shadowy impressions of human forms found etched on the street of Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the detonations of Little Boy and Fat Boy. God help the Europeans; they do not yet understand the trouble they are in.