China faces increased social unrest … Chinese police investigating a robbery at a jewellery shop in Beijing yesterday. China faces rising crime rates and increased social unrest, according to the country's top think-tank. The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences said criminal prosecutions were up 10 percent and public security cases up nearly 20 per cent last year and it predicted the rise would continue even as the economy improved this year. – Times of Malta
Dominant Social Theme: People are upset and we, your leaders, understand …
Free-Market Analysis: Is the Anglosphere losing control on purpose or despite itself? The ratcheting chaos is not in fact restricted to the West. There are problems across the globe, from South America (Venezuela) to Afghanistan, Africa and of course the Koreas where a succession drama in North Korea threatens a wider war. We can see from the excerpt above from the Times of Malta that China too is suffering from increasing social disorder, in part because of the soaring inflation we have reported on in the past.
In this article we will return to the theme of elite strategies and discuss whether the world's destabilization is purposeful or not. Is it a power elite strategy in other words: to destabilize important countries in the hopes of creating a global currency – one perhaps run by the IMF?
Author and feedbacker Lila Rajiva sent us an interesting statement on a thread over at Veteran's Today. It reads as follows: "Bringing America's Fascist dictatorship to its knees" IS the MYTH of the WikiLeaks narrative … The "nation" (i.e. the populace) may well be ready to plummet over the precipice but this IS the design of the SYSTEM itself and, to tie in with your NWO confusion, a necessary precondition to the furtherance of the NWO agenda."
The point being made here is that the chaos of nation states – the seeming growing awareness of the masses as they fight back against perceived injustice – is exactly what is necessary to make a move toward global governance. Out of chaos … order. And thus a perception that protest and civil unrest is setting the elite back on its collective heels is actually a hoped-for outcome of an Anglosphere that thrives on disunion as a precondition for reshaping society.
We would have no difficulty with this analysis were it not for the Internet, which in our view has reshaped awareness of what the Anglosphere has planned – and made its advent far more treacherous. As we have pointed out many times, it is hard to implement a conspiracy to create a One World Order when so many others – those NOT part of a seeming conspiracy – are following various unfolding patterns, commenting on them and in some cases trying to combat them.
Will there be a series of civil collapses? Will these collapses lead to greater centralization from a sociopolitical perspective? These are not by any means theoretical questions. Portfolios, investments and general financial strategies are all affected by one's evaluation of how the Great Game is being played and what the ultimate result might be. Regardless of where the world is headed, one cannot deny that countries and regions are increasingly troubled, as The Australian summarizes only a few days ago:
Unrest rocks Europe as debt crisis explodes … London student protests … ANGER and fear about a seemingly unstoppable debt crisis coursed through Europe yesterday. Striking workers shut down much of Portugal, Ireland proposed its deepest budget cuts in history and Italian and British students clashed with police over education cuts. … In Italy, students occupied university buildings and piazzas to denounce proposed education cuts, clashing briefly with police in Rome and blocking five main bridges over the River Arno in Pisa. … In Britain, students decried government plans to triple tuition fees. "Education is not a rich kid's game," said Tash Holway, a 19-year-old student in London.
Of course it is not just civil unrest that is the problem. Ongoing wars, like the war in Afghanistan threaten to spread; other conflicts have not yet broken out but soon may. There is perhaps an Iranian war on the horizon, as well as one possible in the Koreas (though we find this more doubtful). Even Iraq remains chaotic and the Sunni-Shia Islamic split seems as wide as ever. Afghanistan is perhaps the most active war right now (certainly for the West) and it seems to us to be an open question as to whether that tortured country will see an expansion of violence or a potential contraction. Here is how the Pakistan Daily Times sums up the possibilities:
The rise of the Right in Europe, especially the recent loss of the social democrats to the right-wing for a second time in Sweden, is being termed as a worrying sign for a West that is feeling the pain of the failure of the attempts to install neo-con capitalism through prosecuting wars from the banks of Tigris to the valleys of Bamiyan. Europe is faced with serious threats of renewed trade union and civil society resistance due to imminent heavy public spending cuts and so elites will have to pay more attention towards domestic unrest; accordingly, the war in Afghanistan will have to be brought to a 'logical' conclusion. The sooner the better. Hence the announcement at NATO's Lisbon gathering by British Prime Minister David Cameron to end Britain's combat role in Afghanistan by 2014 come what may!
Pakistan, whose own elites blithely have bartered its sovereignty for a slavish allegiance to NATO, is now faced with a dilemma of its own. If it pulls out as a war partner, the role it embraced as a front-line state, then the Indian lobby in that country will earn even greater influence since they are already involved in development projects on a large scale. On the other hand, if Pakistan, under the pretext of gaining strategic depth against India, decides to continue to play the role of front-line state against threats to the neo-con agenda in the region and in return for its allegiance desires to continue probing into Afghanistan for a pro-Pakistani Afghan government, then its dependence on the jihadist pawns in the war will increase. A lose-lose situation, then.
While we sympathize with the Pakistan Daily Times' perspective, we find it hard to believe that the Pakistan elites will attempt to broker some sort of grand bargain that will "stabilize" Afghanistan within the context of Western and Indian preferences. To us, this seems a non-starter. Pakistan's elites will no doubt pretend to make an effort, but we believe the ultimate outcome has already been cemented by the length of the war and the resistance of the Taliban. The Western elites, as this article points out, are beset at home by political unrest and by the ongoing costs of the war.
And this brings us to our final point. The West does not want to lose in Afghanistan. The elites did not want, either, a momentum swing against global warming (which has taken place); and it seems to us that the Anglosphere, which is evidently and obviously behind the EU and its growth, does not want the EU sundered. We return, at the end of this analysis, to a previous conclusion: the elites are more comfortable with controlled chaos than uncontrolled chaos; and many of their cherished promotions are under considerable attack.
This is just a matter of common sense. Controlled chaos can yield controlled results. Uncontrolled chaos is unpredictable. The elites may have a corner on the gold market but they are certainly outnumbered. And this is why the Internet is so dangerous to the status quo and why the elites have tended to pursue their strategies by subterfuge, using fear-based promotions as a manipulative device. With those promotions being relentlessly exposed, we wonder what the elite does to counterattack. Choking off certain kinds of information on the 'Net is one possibility, but we find it hard to believe (as we have written in the past) that this solution is entirely workable, or will have the desired effect.
Being outnumbered in secret is one thing; being exposed (as the elite is, relentlessly these days) heightens the potential for more exposure (in real time) and makes the pursuit of certain goals more obviously dangerous. We are not sure that the chaos of nation states is desirable, at least not uncontrolled chaos. Nor are we sure, even, that war will create the opportunities the elites seek. There is already, it seems to us, too much knowledge about elite strategies available to too many non-elite populations. Could the chaos of nation-states work against the elites this time rather than to their advantage?
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