Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The Covid-BLM Diversion; "Shock Therapy" behind a smokescreen of hysteria and racial incitement, by Mike Whitney - The Unz Review

The imposition of the nationwide lockdowns required elite consensus. There’s no way that a project of that magnitude could have been carried out absent the nearly universal support of establishment elites and their lackeys in the political class. There must have also been a fairly-detailed media strategy that excluded the voices of lockdown opponents while– at the same time– promoting an extremely dubious theory of universal quarantine that had no basis in science, no historical precedent, and no chance of preventing the long-term spread of the infection. All of this suggests that the lockdowns were not a spontaneous overreaction to a fairly-mild virus that kills roughly 1 in 500 mainly-older and infirm victims, but a comprehensive and thoroughly-vetted plan to impose “shock therapy” on the US economy in order to achieve the long-term strategic ambitions of ruling class elites. As one sardonic official opined, “Never let a crisis go to waste.”
It was clear from the beginning, that the lockdowns were going to have a catastrophic effect on the economy, and so they have. As of today, 30 million people have lost their jobs, tens of thousands of small and medium-sized businesses have been shuttered, second quarter GDP has plunged to an eye watering -45.5 percent (Atlanta Fed), and the economy has experienced its greatest shock in history. Even so, pundits in the mainstream media, remain steadfast in their opposition to lifting the lockdowns or modifying the medical martial law edicts that have been arbitrarily imposed by mainly-liberal governors across the country. Why? Why would the so-called “experts throw their weight behind such a sketchy policy when they knew how much suffering it was going to cause for ordinary working people? And why has the media continued to attack countries like Sweden who merely settled on a more conventional approach instead of imposing a full-blown lockdown? Swedish leaders and epidemiologists were unaware that adopting their own policy would be seen as a sign of defiance by their global overlords, but it was. Elites have decided that there can be no challenge to their idiotic lockdown model which is why Sweden had to be punished, ridiculed, and dragged through the mud. The treatment of Sweden further underscores the fact that the lockdown policy (and the destruction of the US economy) was not a random and impulsive act, but one part of a broader plan to restructure the economy to better serve the interests of elites. That’s what’s really going on. The lockdowns are being used to “reset” the economy and impose a new social order.
But why would corporate mandarins agree to a plan that would shrink their earnings and eviscerate short-term profitability?
Why? Because of the stock market, that’s why. The recycling of earnings into financial assets has replaced product sales as the primary driver of profits. As you may have noticed, both the Fed and the US Treasury have taken unprecedented steps to ensure that stock prices will only go higher. To date, the Fed and Treasury have committed $8 trillion dollars to backstopping the weaker areas of the market in an effort to flood the market with liquidity. “Backstopping” is an innocuous-sounding term that analysts use to conceal what is really going on, which is, the Fed is “price fixing”, buying up trillions of dollars of corporate debt, ETF’s, MBS, and US Treasuries to keep prices artificially high in order to reward the investor class it secretly serves. This is why the corporations and Tech giants are not concerned about the vast devastation that has been inflicted on the economy. They’ll still be raking hefty profits via the stock market while the real economy slips deeper into a long-term coma. Besides, when the lockdowns are finally lifted, these same corporations will see a surge of consolidation brought on by the destruction of so many Mom and Pop industries that couldn’t survive the downturn. No doubt, the expansion of America’s tenacious monopolies factored heavily into the calculation to blow up the economy. Meanwhile, the deepening slump will undoubtedly create a permanent underclass that will eagerly work for a pittance of what they earned before the crash. So, there you have it: Profitability, consolidation and cheap labor. Why wouldn’t corporate bosses love the idea of crashing the economy? It’s a win-win situation for them.
We should have seen this coming. It’s been clear since the Russiagate fiasco that elites had settled on a more aggressive form of social control via nonstop disinformation presented as headline news based on spurious accusations from anonymous sources, none of who were ever identified, and none of whose claims could ever be verified. The media continued this “breathless” saturation campaign without pause and without the slightest hesitation even after its central claims were exposed as lies. If you are a liberal who watches the liberal cable channels or reads the New York Times, you might still be unaware that the central claim that the emails were stolen from the DNC by Russia (or anyone else for that matter) has not only been disproved, but also, that Mueller, Comey, Clapper etc knew the story was false way back in 2017. Let that sink in for a minute. They all knew it was a lie after the cyber security team (Crowdstrike) that inspected the DNC computers testified that there was no evidence that the emails had been “exfiltrated”. In other words, there was no proof the emails were stolen. There was no justification for the Mueller investigation because there was no evidence that the DNC emails had been hacked, downloaded or pilfered. The whole thing was a hoax from the get go.
There’s no way to overstate the importance these recent findings, in fact, our understanding of Russiagate must be applied to the lockdowns, the Black Lives Matter protests and other psychological operations still in the making. What’s critical to grasp is not simply that the allegations were based on false claims, (which they were) but that a large number of senior-level officials in law enforcement (FBI), intel agencies, media and the White House knew with absolute certainty that the claims were false (from 2017 and on) but continued to propagate fake stories, spy on members of the new administration and use whatever tools they had at their disposal to overthrow an elected president. The guilty parties in this ruse have never admitted their guilt nor have they changed their fictitious storyline which still routinely appears in the media to this day. What we can glean from this incident, is that there is a vast secret state operating within the government, media and the DNC, that does not accept our system of government, does not accept the results of elections and will lie, cheat and steal to achieve their nefarious objectives. . That’s the lesson of Russiagate that has to be applied to both the lockdowns and the Black Lives Matter protests. They are just the next phase of the ongoing war on the American people.
The lockdowns are an Americanized version of the “Shock Doctrine”, that is, the country has been thrust into a severe crisis that will result in the implementing of neoliberal economic policies such as privatization, deregulation and cuts to social services. Already many of the liberal governors have driven their states into bankruptcy ensuring that budgets will have to be slashed, more jobs will be lost, funding for education and vital infrastructure will shrink, and assistance to the poor and needy will be sharply reduced. Shutting down the US economy, will create a catastrophe unlike anything we have ever seen in the United States. US Treasuries will likely loose their risk-free status while the dollar’s as days as the “world’s reserve currency” are probably numbered. That “exorbitant privilege” is based on confidence, and confidence in US leadership is at its lowest point in history.
It’s not surprising that the Black Lives Matter protests took place at the same time as the lockdowns. The looting, rioting and desecration of statues provided the perfect one-two punch for those who see some tactical advantage in intensifying public anxiety by exacerbating racial tensions and splitting the country into two warring camps. Divide and conquer remains the modus operandi of imperialists everywhere. That same rule applies here. Here’s more background from an article at the Off-Guardian:
“It is no coincidence that another Soros funded activism group Black Lives Matter has diverted the spotlight away from the lockdown’s broader impact on the fundamental human rights of billions of people, using the reliable methods of divide and rule, to highlight the plight of specific strata’s of society, and not all.
It’s worth pointing out that BLM’s activity spikes every four years. Always prior to the elections in the US, as African Americans make up an important social segment of Democrat votes. The same Democrats who play both sides like any smart gambler would. The Clintons, for example, are investors into BLM”s partner, the anti-fascist ANTIFA. While Hilary Clinton’s mentor (and best friend) was former KKK leader Robert Byrd.
BLM is a massively hyped, TV-made, politicized event, that panders to the populist and escapist appetite of the people. Blinding them from their true call to arms in defense of the universal rights of everyone. Cashing in on the youths pent-up aggression …. And weaponising the tiger locked in a rattled cage for 3-months, and unleashed by puppet masters as the mob…
As a general rule of thumb, it is safe to assume that if a social movement has the backing of big industry, big philanthropy or big politics, then its ideals run contrary to citizen empowerment.” (“The Co-opting of Activism by the State“, Off-Guardian)
Black Lives Matter protests provide another significant diversion from the massive destruction of the US economy. This basic plan has been used effectively many times in the past, most notably in the year following the invasion of Iraq. Some readers will remember how Iraqis militants fought US occupation forces following the invasion in 2003. The escalating violence and rising death-toll created a public relations nightmare for the Bush team that finally settled on a plan for crushing the resistance by arming and training Shia death squads. But the Bushies wanted to confuse the public about what they were really up to, so they concocted a narrative about a “sectarian war” that was intended to divert attention from the attacks on American soldiers.
In order to make the narrative more believable, US intel agents devised a plan to blow up the Shia’s most sacred religious site, the Golden Dome Mosque of Samarra, and blame it on Sunni extremists. The incident was then used to convince the American people that what was taking place in Iraq was not a war over foreign occupation, but a bitter sectarian conflict between Sunnis and Shia in which the US was just an impartial referee. The killing of George Floyd has been used in much the same way as the implosion of the mosque. It creates a credible narrative for a massive and coordinated protests that have less to do with racial injustice than they do with diverting attention from the destruction of the economy and sowing division among the American people. This is a classic example of how elites use myth and media to conceal their trouble-making and escape any accountability for their actions.
Check out this excerpt from a paper by Carlo Caduff, an academic at King’s College London, in a journal called Medical Anthropology Quarterly. It’s entitled “What Went Wrong: Corona and the World After the Full Stop”:
Across the world, the pandemic unleashed authoritarian longings in democratic societies allowing governments to seize the opportunity, create states of exception and push political agendas. Commentators have presented the pandemic as a chance for the West to learn authoritarianism from the East. This pandemic risks teaching people to love power and call for its meticulous application. As a result of the unforeseeable social, political and economic consequences of today’s sweeping measures, governments across the world have launched record “stimulus” bills costing trillions of dollars, pounds, pesos, rand and rupees…. The trillions that governments are spending now as “stimulus” packages surpass even those of the 2008 financial crisis and will need to be paid for somehow. ... If austerity policies of the past are at the root of the current crisis with overwhelmed healthcare systems in some countries, the rapidly rising public debt is creating the perfect conditions for more austerity in the future. The pandemic response will have major implications for the public funding of education, welfare, social security, environment and health in the future.” (
This is precisely right. The country has been deliberately plunged into another Great Depression with the clear intention of imposing harsh austerity measures that will eviscerate Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and any other social safety net programs that benefit ordinary working people, retirees, or anyone else for that matter. None of it is random, spontaneous or spur-of-the-moment policymaking. It’s all drawn from a centuries-old Imperial Playbook that’s being used by scheming elites to implement their final plan for America: Tear down the statues, destroy the icons and symbols, rewrite the history, crush the populist resistance, create a permanent underclass that will work for pennies on the dollar, pit one group against the other by inciting racial hatred, political polarization and fratricidal warfare, promote the vandals who burn and loot our cities, attack anyone who speaks the truth, and offer unlimited support to the party that has aligned itself with the corrupt Intel agencies, the traitorous media, the sinister deep state, and the tyrannical elites who are determined to control the all the levers of state power and crush anyone who gets in their way.

Infant Mortality Down; Number of Vaccinations Down - By Jon Rappoport (Coronavirus is NOT about disease - it is MESSAGING! - CL)

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The reference here is an analysis of mortality data by Mark Blaxill and Amy Becker, “Lessons from the Lockdown,” posted at Children’s Health Defense on June 18:
“But the pandemic experience has brought on a surprising effect on this expected death rate among children. Starting in early March, expected deaths began a sharp decline, from an expected level of around 700 deaths per week to well under 500 by midApril and throughout May.”
“As untimely deaths spiked among the elderly in Manhattan nursing homes and in similar settings all over the country, something mysterious was saving the lives of children. As springtime in America came along with massive disruptions in family life amid near universal lockdowns, roughly 30% fewer children died.”
“Virtually the entire change came from infants. Somehow, the changing pattern of American life during the lockdowns has been saving the lives of hundreds of infants, over 200 per week.”
“One very clear change that has received publicity is that public health officials are bemoaning the sharp decline in infant vaccinations as parents are not taking their infants into pediatric offices for their regular wellbaby checks. In the May 15 issue of the CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), a group of authors from the CDC and Kaiser Permanente reported a sharp decline in provider orders for vaccines as well as a decline in pediatric vaccine doses administered. These declines began in early March, around the time infant deaths began declining.”
Mustn’t report that on the nightly news. A leak of truth might turn into a river.
The very thought that vaccines are harmful enough to cause death, and withholding them would align with the Hippocratic Oath?
“Say Bob, here’s an interesting item we could run on the broadcast tonight. Deaths of infants are down during the pandemic, and so are vaccinations.”
“I see. So you want to end up announcing Frisbee contests during picnics in the park? And I’ll be producing free YouTube videos featuring cats doing somersaults? You’re drinking again, right?”
For those who can’t bring themselves to even stick a toe in the waters of the evidence against vaccines, because their cult of science forbids it on pain of death…and who, likewise, salute all public health directives concerning the “pandemic,” like good little boys and girls, here is a backgrounder I call…
To the “educated” potato heads: science is not a political hierarchy
Remember the science bloggers living in mommy’s basement? Now we have the new COVID version.
“Who’s a Communist?” “I’m a Communist.” “Who’s a Communist?” “I’m a Communist.” It’s fun. It’s a new toy to play with. Capitalism is out. Old–fashioned.
“Mao killed 60 million of his own people.” “Who’s Mao?”
So far, I’ve written about 150 articles on the preposterous COVID fakery (archive here). In this piece, I’m going to discuss political hierarchy.
Which is how Tony Fauci got to where he is. It has nothing to do with knowledge or skill in handling purported “outbreaks.” And if it weren’t Fauci, it would be someone else. Another person on television standing next to the president. Because that is the structure, the pecking order. There are slots to fill. And there must be a central mouthpiece.
“Wanted. Spokesperson to represent The Word.”
Whose word?
Do you really believe that, at the beginning of this whole COVID operation…Fauci is sinking himself deep in collaborative meetings with scientists to come up with a plan? There is back and forth? Opinions are challenged? Data are examined? Objections are made? Fauci listens to a representative from Sweden, where the government is taking a different path? He listens to a pro like Dr. Scott Atlas? Economic advisors are in the room, making calculations on the devastating effects of a three-month national lockdown? Fact-checkers, not bullshitters, look into the past track record of that abject failure, Neil Ferguson, who is predicting on his worn-out computer that two million people in America will die—which is the whole rationale for ordering lockdowns? Someone who is actually intelligent and honest, who works for a US intelligence agency, steps in and questions the event that kicked off all the false hysteria—the Chinese Regime, an overt enemy of the US, locking down 50 million people overnight for no medical reason and sending a fake signal to the WHO and CDC that this is the new model for control? Do you think any of this happens in a room?
Do you think your college education and what you think you know has the slightest connection to this situation, because you took a biology course and a chemistry course and can find your way around a computer?
Do you have any idea how much counter-information which contradicts your gnome-hero, Fauci, has been piling up in the past three months, and how much of it has been coming from people with all sorts of credentials you would otherwise admire? Do you? Do you know how much of this information has been suppressed by the press? No, you don’t. You’re a potato head.
The discovery of a new virus has been challenged. The PCR and antibody tests have been discredited as a legitimate avenue of diagnosis; along with widespread eyeball diagnosis, and coding patients as COVID who really have other unrelated conditions, and counting non-COVID deaths as COVID, this means all the case numbers are meaningless. The overwhelming number of people dying of the “pandemic” are the elderly, who have years of serious health problems, who have been treated with many toxic drugs, who are then terrified by receiving a false COVID diagnosis, who are isolated from family and friends, and die. Many old people in these straits are put on ventilators, heavily sedated, and die from the treatment.
But none of this information that challenges the official picture is shoved in the face of public health officials, with a government demand that they respond openly, and in detail. Why? Because the political hierarchy is geared to close out dissent. This has nothing to do with science.
Science involves questions and rebuttals and counter-opinion, and studies that test other options and views. Science is about confirming or denying official positions through analysis and experiment. It isn’t about who has wormed his way to the top of the food chain. It isn’t about who is secretly backing the Mouthpiece. Aka Bill Gates.
Some potato heads look at things this way: whatever Trump is saying is a lie. The person who opposes Trump must be right. That person appears to be Fauci. Therefore, Fauci is stating SCIENCE. End of story.
Very few, if any potato heads are aware of the following statement, from a woman who has scrutinized more medical studies than at least 99.9 percent of the doctors on the planet:
“It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine.” —Marcia Angell, MD (“Drug Companies and Doctors: A story of Corruption.” NY Review of Books, Jan. 15, 2009.)
Very few, if any potato heads are aware of the review published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on July 26, 2000, by the revered public health expert at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Dr. Barbara Starfield. Starfield concluded that, every year in the US, the medical system kills 225,000 people. (Review: “Is US Health Really the Best in the World?”
Those are two examples of what we could call counter-science. They take the mainstream to task. They deliver blows to official positions. THIS is what “Fauci-science” should have been subjected to, from the get-go. And this is what “vaccine science”—the holy of holies—should be subjected to.
Very few, if any, potato heads are aware of the case-number game, through which a locale which is coming out of lockdown and opening up the economy is punished. It’s simple. Expand worthless testing. New case numbers will automatically rise. The News will report these scary numbers. Of course, when new case numbers are expanded, the death rate automatically goes down. So the News omits that fact.
Potato heads tend to admire censorship, never having learned how deep the Bill of Rights actually goes. Truth should win out over dissent, as far as the potato heads are concerned. Whose truth? Theirs, naturally.
Those potato heads who claim to favor socialism (aka Communism) have no idea that the US government is following the lockdown model of a Chinese regime that secured its grip on power, under Mao, by killing 40-65 million of its own people.
Rule: a political hierarchy depends on the support of potato heads.
The federal agencies that stand behind the US “coronavirus task force” ARE a chunk of the political hierarchy. Their basic agenda is CONTROL.
Potato heads don’t worry about control. They think they’re above it all and compliant. An odd mix, but it works for them. “How can I be at fault if I go along with the directives?” Hundred of millions of Chinese people ran that question through their minds until it was too late.
“Who’s a potato head?” “I’m a potato head.” “Who’s a potato head?” “I’m a potato head.”
What the major media are giving us these days is wartime messaging; it always comes in the form of an appeal for unity. But in this case, the war is being fought by the government against the domestic population.
So we’re being asked to work together against ourselves. Anyone who recognizes this is labeled an outlier.
By the potato heads.
The political hierarchy which they adore, which they call science, has them in the crosshairs, along with everyone else.
This is the hierarchy which we must dismantle and take down and expose. The leaders, along with their freeloader bureaucracies, are a putrid mix of unknowing and evil fascists.
In America, the National Institutes of Health and the CDC could disappear tomorrow and nothing untoward would happen. In fact, automatically, improvements would occur. Subconsciously, the population of the country would breathe a sigh of relief.
“Finally. Good news. No potatoes today.”
For many potato heads, the presence of Dr. Fauci making pronouncements to the nation is a no-brainer, in every possible sense of that term. It’s as if there is a lab where official items are produced: ideas, statements, positions, and even people. Fauci was one of those items. A lab made him, he was and is official, and that’s the end of that.
But it isn’t, it’s just the beginning.
The Official is being taken apart.

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The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALEDEXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Vox Popoli: A skinsuit cannot survive

The fact that a Christian American country survived unrest in the past says nothing whatsoever about the ability of a post-Christian, post-American state to do so now:
America has survived unrest before, but that was a different country. It had a white, Christian super-majority and a shared history. It had at least a theoretical chance of working out a modus vivendi with its black minority. The language was English and, most of the time, we played by a set of rules to which everyone—liberal conservative, Democrat or Republican—agreed. Elections were not winner-take-all apocalyptic events. Nominations to the U.S. Supreme Court did not occasion brutal, partisan, ideological war. No longer.

If we bank solely on electoral politics, we will lose, especially as the demographic ring closes. The winners will show no quarter.

Political life as we knew it in America is over. Again, the America we grew up in and loved is dead.

The irony here is that the author quotes Sun Tzu about the importance of knowing one's enemy, but never once dares to utter the name of that enemy. Which tends to underline why Americans lost their country and why other European nations are now at risk of losing theirs; as long even the most die-hard right-wing conservatives still give lip service to "judeo-christianity" and "civic nationalism", there is no chance of ever winning any battle.

For Sun Tzu also says: “If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

That being said, while we can, and should, mourn the civilized society that was lost, we should not be surprised that it did not last. It could not last. For as another Chinese sage observed: “The empire, long united, must divide.”

( ) Lives Matter

And in a blink of an eye, all that massive funding for Black Lives Matter suddenly began to disappear:
UK Jewish activists have lashed out at the British chapter of Black Lives Matter over its pro-Palestinian tweets. They say the anti-racist movement's criticism had anti-Semitic undertones.

BLM UK posted a series of tweets on Sunday, criticizing Israel over its plans to annex occupied Palestinian territories and calling for solidarity with the Palestinian cause. One of the earlier posts stated that “mainstream British politics is gagged of the right to critique Zionism, and Israel’s settler colonial pursuits”.

As Israel moves forward with the annexation of the West Bank, and mainstream British politics is gagged of the right to critique Zionism, and Israel’s settler colonial pursuits, we loudly and clearly stand beside our Palestinian comrades. FREE PALESTINE.

That particular part prompted a furious backlash from the British NGO Campaign Against Antisemitism (CAA). “Zionism is the movement for the self-determination of Jews,” CAA tweeted in response. “So-called ‘anti-Zionism’ exclusively denies Jews that universal right and is therefore anti-Semitic.”

Notice the way the juxtaposition of their definitions exposes their word spells:
  • Denying Americans the universal right of self-determination = anti-racism.
  • Denying Jews the universal right of self-determination = anti-Semitism
  • The movement for the self-determination of Jews = Zionism
  • The movement for the self-determination of Americans = White Supremacy

The Decline of the Third World - By Jayant Bhandari

A Failure to Integrate Values
 The only region in the world that has proactively tried to incorporate western culture in its societies is East Asia — Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, and Taiwan. China, which was a grotesquely oppressed, poor, Third World country not too far in the past, notwithstanding its many struggles today, has furiously tried to copy the West.
Famous Greek philosophers: their thoughts are a cornerstone of Western culture. [PT]

Western culture, which developed organically over at least the two and half millennia, starting from Greco-Roman philosophers, is not easy to duplicate. This culture requires thrift, honesty, hard work, liberty, individuality, dispassionate reason, objective justice, loyalty, honor, stoicism, a desire to rise above oneself, and many other factors that perhaps cannot be seen or isolated but must be absorbed subliminally in all their complex interactions. These are reflected in social, religious, and political structures of the West — the three independent branches of government, the rule of law, compassion for others, charity, family system, etc.

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The West and East Asia, including China, comprise a mere 2.5 billion people.
“The Rest,” the Third World, comprises 5 billion out of 7.5 billion people on the planet. The cultural factors underpinning the West sound like clich├ęs until one who gives up political correctness for the truth starts to see that the Third World, despite its several centuries of interactions with the West, simply fails to understand them.
The Third World is blind to what makes the West a civilization. It is as if the Third World cannot rise above animal instincts — craving for food, power over others, sex, and for the material.
Over several centuries of western colonization and missionary activities, an attempt was made to infuse Western cultural factors into the Third World. It was only a marginal success. Since the third world countries achieved political independence, without constant Western involvement, all has been lost. Christianity became voodoo, and the political system became a tool for tribalism and tyranny.
Focus on Materialism
The Third World is tempted by only the physical products of Western society. They are pleasure-centric. When they look at the West, all they see is entertainment, an easy-going lifestyle, freedom from responsibility, liberal governments, free health-care, consumerism, social welfare, and good salaries. They either want to be economic migrants to the West or copy the Western lifestyle, without an iota of an understanding that they must have wealth-generating capabilities first and that there is something at the foundations of Western culture.

There is a virtual absence of reading habits in the Third World. If they end up reading Ayn Rand, all they see in it is a drama. They fail to see a non-collectivist philosophy embedded in it. If they watch movies like the Matrix, all they see is a sci-fi movie. They fail to see any suggestion that they might be getting indoctrinated by their leaders.
What they see as the culture of the West from their narrow worldview is primarily the culture of its lower-class and the entertainment industry.

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European colonization and technology were a massive relief for the Third World, but merely temporary, for they never learned or even saw the principles that made such prosperity possible. All the advantages, given the mindset of expediency, have been frittered away, through wars, excessive consumption, malinvestment, an increase in population, etc. The Third World’s craving for the material, unconnected with morality or reason, means that it forever wallows in poverty, oppression, and at the edge of a Malthusian crisis.
Nothing it has is sustainable, neither capital nor institutions. All surplus gets consumed or frittered away — it takes a higher calling to invest and preserve the surplus. Everything has a pull towards decay, disintegration, and degradation.
European colonization provided a rational system for the Third World to operate in. Christian Missionaries tried to infuse reason among the inhabitants. In desperation, they sometimes even removed children from their families. All these attempts made only a marginal difference.
Departing European colonizers transferred Western tools — technology, institutions, etc. — to the democratically elected bodies of the Third World. The tools were subverted and used for tribalistic purposes. And democracy enabled the most irrational, base elements to rise to power.
Ease of travel made the situation worse by enabling the emigration of the best people from the Third World.
Post-Colonial Regression
Since the departure of European colonizers, the Third World has been culturally and institutionally regressing to its pre-European dark ages. None of these societies are sane, stable, or sustainable by themselves. It is the fear of America that keeps their tyrants behaving better than they otherwise would and their nations from falling into forever wars between their tribal units.
Despite this cultural and institutional regression, the free-gift of Western technology and the green revolution, and peace imparted by America still enabled economic growth, which alas has allowed more cultural problems to accumulate before Malthusian equilibrium kicks in again.
Thomas Malthus: his concerns over unsustainable population growth were misguided when applied to a Western capitalist market economy – he failed to take human ingenuity, problem-solving capabilities and capital accumulation into account. However, his concerns will become valid in a stagnating or regressing economy. [PT]
Marxist and Keynesian economics has a toehold in the Third World not because those works corrupted them, but because these pseudo-economics match their expectations for free stuff. Every single major leader of the Third World who studied in the UK during the British colonization became a socialist — socialism is all that they saw during their life in the UK.
The contribution the West has made to Africa — which for all practical purposes did not have a written language, technology of farming, or tools before the arrival of Europeans — is immense. Unfortunately, these gifts have mostly gone unused.
In the Third World, girls in school-uniforms carry water buckets on their heads. Despite the concept of the wheel having been offered on a platter, they haven’t figured out its use. They have been taught English for centuries by now, but what they have is pidgin, a simple, non-nuanced, lacking-in-grammar language. This predicament had to happen for complex language can only be retained if the society has an interest in ideas, planning, and issues outside immediate needs.
For most in the Third World, “tomorrow” is too far in the future. Their communication needs are limited to teasing each other, consumption needs, activism, and discussing celebrities.

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Christianity was spread in the Third World, but it ended up becoming voodoo, heavily mixed with superstitions. Formal education, seen as a magic wand that enables a good life, has turned into at best rote-learning, and its purpose is only to get a certificate at the end. Education without core western values sits unassimilated in superstitious minds. It merely increases stress levels, leading to the spread of ritualistic, superstitious, and materialistic religion.
The tools of Western technology have been corrupted for tribal purposes — steel instead of being used for constructing bridges and factories has been more commonly used for making machetes in Africa. The internet was expected to rapidly spread truth, knowledge, and awakening to the poorest in the Third World. Instead, if they are not watching pornography, they circulate superstitions, rumors and political activism.
Absence of Rationality

Tools for development and growth in the West have failed in the Third World, and often had the opposite effects. The question is, why is it that the Third World has failed to absorb and even notice the cultural qualities of the West? What went wrong? Why did the Third World fail to maintain the benefits offered?
The fundamental problem of the Third World is that the concept of reason is conspicuous by its absence. Without “reason,” intellectual and financial capital is not accumulated. The operating system in their minds is tribalism, superstition, magical thinking, and irrationality. This operating system makes them impervious to absorbing Western intellectual capital.
Without the rationality, civilization is not possible. Irrational societies must vacillate between dogma, hedonism, and savagery, never stumbling on another dimension, rationality.
A society of irrational people, particularly in a democratic system, where the most tribal, least-competent 50% people decide on who rules, eventually has to disintegrate into tribal units, who will then enter into never-ending wars. This is what will happen to 5 billion people living in the Third World, a humanitarian catastrophe never seen before. 100s of millions, perhaps billions will perish, once their problems have become too large for the West to contain.
Reprinted with permission from Acting Man.
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Humanity at the Crossroads, by Larry Romanoff - The Unz Review

Connecting the Dots to Our Brave New World
Humankind is at a cusp, a point of transition between two different states of governance and existence. The world today is like a sack being slowly filled while the string around the opening is pulled increasingly tighter to prevent the contents from escaping confinement. The shadows of this future are everywhere to be seen but even the keenest of observers tend to view the portents not as the warnings they are, but instead regard all these pieces of one despairing puzzle as disconnected and unrelated events. In this essay, we will take a look at where our world is going, how it is going there, and why it is going there.
For, dark and despairing, my sight I may seal, but man cannot hide what God would reveal. 
‘Tis the sunset of life gives me mystical lore,and coming events cast their shadow before.[1]
One needn’t be credentialed as either prophet or oracle to make the connections and expose the plan. It is another matter entirely to convince average readers of the truth of it. German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer wrote that all truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. We are midway between the first and second stages, where proponents of exposure are still widely ridiculed but, if they gain a popular audience, they will be violently attacked.
Where we are going – One World Government
Lest we succumb to the temptation of dismissing this as yet another batty conspiracy theory, it would be wise to consider these quotes:
David Rockefeller in an address to the Trilateral Commission, referring to the Bilderberg Group, whose existence was hotly denied and derided for decades as just another conspiracy theory:
“We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected the promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of public scrutiny during those years. But, the world is now more sophisticated and fully prepared to march towards our one world-government. The supranational sovereignty of our intellectual elites and world bankers is surely preferable to the globe as a whole.”[2]
Montagu Norman, Governor of The Bank of England prior to the crash of 1929, addressing the United States Bankers’ Association, New York, Idaho Leader, 26 August 1924.
“When, through process of law, the common people lose their homes, they will become more docile and more easily governed through the strong arm of the government applied by a central power of wealth under leading financiers. These truths are well known among our principal men, who are now engaged in forming an imperialism to govern the world.”[3]
Banker Paul Warburg, testifying before the US Senate on February 17, 1950, stated,
“We will have a world government whether you like it or not. The only question is whether that government will be achieved by conquest or consent.”[4]
We will have a look at one example each of the ‘conquest’ and ‘consent’ scenarios in Iraq and Greece, but let me state here that there are literally thousands of similar statements going back well over 100 years (sufficient with footnotes to fill a 300-page book), by authors and personalities famous and obscure, but all containing essentially the same message – that the financial powers of Europe and America are planning a super-sovereign world government within their absolute control. One would have to be a fool to ignore the sheer volume of evidence.
A Quick Look at Greece
Greece is now a failed state, an almost perfect exemplar of our future, the definitive ideal of those planning the world to come. Driven into bankruptcy by unrepayable loans, the leaders of Greece threw away their nation’s one chance for survival as a sovereign state and instead capitulated totally, accepting draconian measures meant to perpetually impoverish their population, while privatising the entire nation in one fell swoop. The international bankers bullied Greece into placing the nation’s entire infrastructure into a so-called trust (controlled by “an independent Luxembourg-based company”), which, by order, would be “entirely outside the reach or influence” of the Greek government. The bankers and their friends will now take ownership of all of it, at prices they set.
Greece was bullied into a package of reforms with severe austerity measures and spending cuts. The government slashed spending in all quarters, eliminated 25% of civil service positions, reducing wages by 30% for those remaining. Greece was forced to increase the VAT rate, reduce (and eliminate) pensions and increase the retirement age, raise the domestic corporation tax while cutting taxes for the top 1% and foreign corporations, take drastic measures to “improve tax collection and fight tax evasion”. Naturally, the economy instantly cratered, losing about one quarter of its size with unemployment rising above 25% and youth unemployment above 50%, rendering the majority of families under considerable financial stress.
The government was also forced to establish virtually a new constitution, with Eurocrats and IMF officials not only writing the new laws but also having a veto over all new legislation, serving to embody in law a lack of social infrastructure and perpetual poverty, emasculating the sovereignty of the state. To ensure compliance with the austerity directives, Greece is obliged to surrender control over the policing of all major portions of its economy. Eurocrats and IMF officials not only wrote the new laws, but EU (i.e. banking) officials are placed inside all ministries, with authority to ensure compliance and control funds. Greeks now hate the Europeans bitterly, believing that these foreign creditors’ power to “rummage through every government department on Greek soil” is an insult to Greek sovereignty, with Greece in fact and reality now facing not only austerity but external governance.
Greece’s Finance Minister, Yanis Varoufakis, resigned his position rather than participate in the destruction of his country, accusing the bankers and the ECB of deploying “liquidity asphyxiation” to bring the country to its knees, saying
“The costs being demanded of Greece are so punitive that they are almost impossible to meet.” He said further that “The most humiliating and unbearable choice is an agreement that will surrender and loot our country and subjugate our people. The European Central Bank cut off all liquidity and creditors simply destroyed our country.”
Greece’s economy has become nearly paralysed, with the whole economy shifting to cash. The local payments system is breaking down since nobody wants to accept transfers into bank accounts that could be seized at any moment, the Greeks remembering only too well the recent prior events in Cyprus where the same bankers seized from 50% to 90% of all bank accounts of significant size, including pension funds and (to the glee of many) all accounts held by Russians. Many Cypriots saw their savings wiped out because of the privately-owned central bank. The US government did something similar to its own citizens in 1933 by seizing all gold holdings by Americans – in the depths of the Great Depression. Citizens received dollars in return for the seized gold, but that dollar was formally devalued by 40% at the same time, robbing all of 60% of their holdings.[5][6]
Greece has virtually ceased to exist as a sovereign nation, and there are many others similar, including Cyprus, Haiti, Somalia, Iraq, Libya, the Balkans, Panama, Nicaragua. This is not news. To quote William Blum:
“It was under Reagan administration influence that the International Monetary Fund and World Bank began widely imposing the policy package known as structural adjustment – featuring deregulation, privatization, emphasis on exports, cuts in social spending – that has plunged country after country in the developing world into economic destitution.”
The IMF chief at the time was honest about what was to come, saying in 1981 that, for low-income countries, “adjustment is particularly costly in human terms”.[7][8]
With Greece as in all such cases after Imperialism has taken control, the nation is surrounded by a news blanket through which little if anything escapes, with the willing compliance (or terrified submission) of all news wires and media outlets, removing the country from the worldwide public mind.
A Look at Iraq
It is well-known the US launched a devastating war on Iraq, criminally unjustified and based entirely on falsehoods, and against the advice of its own military, some in the Pentagon labeling the idea “crazy”. By 2013 the US media were reporting a US military withdrawal from Iraq, but the US never had any intention of ever leaving Iraq. The myth of withdrawal was merely a PR attempt “to delete Iraq from the public’s collective consciousness, to make it disappear so they can work quietly without public scrutiny”. It is true that several hundred small military bases have been closed, but there are an additional 40 or 50 very large bases that were built to be permanent and will never be closed.
The US embassy in Beijing contains an astonishing more than 1,200 people, but the US embassy in Baghdad contains more than 16,000 people, the largest and most expensive in the world, comprising more than 100 acres, larger than the Vatican City, and costing more than 2 billion dollars to build. It is a self-contained, heavily armed and fortified city in the center of Baghdad, centered on Saddam’s former palace and containing more than 20 buildings surrounded by 20-foot walls and entirely self-sufficient for electricity, water, and all other functions, the permanent Middle East Headquarters of the American empire. From here, in conjunction with the US “embassy” in Yerevan, Armenia that contains 6,000 people (the second-largest embassy in the world) the US can spread its brutal imperial tentacles over a wide swath of Mesopotamia and the Middle East.
Iraq’s New Legislative Control
Iraq’s government is a nearly irrelevant puppet administration. The first acts of the occupying Provisional Authority were to rewrite Iraq’s constitution and body of laws by declaring a succession of 100 so-called “Provisionary Orders” promulgated by American Paul Bremer. These Provisionary Orders were written into Iraqi law prior to the US handover of the government, and have the highest standing of all laws in Iraq, so high they “cannot be removed by any subsequent Iraqi government”. They are perpetual.[9]
Orders 57 and 77 ensure full control of Iraq by placing US-appointed auditors and inspectors-general in every government ministry, with sweeping authority over contracts, programs, employees and regulations. These Orders stipulate that the US must approve every senior government appointment and every candidate for elected office. US military officers are reported to frequently and freely enter cabinet meetings with demands or instructions on policy decisions to be made. One of Bremer’s first acts was to close almost 200 state-owned businesses and turn the industry sectors over to American companies, rendering unemployed more than 500,000 people. He took control of Iraq’s media, shuttering them on a whim, over the objections of virtually everyone.
Bremer’s Orders permit foreign multinationals to privatise the entire nation including all physical and social infrastructure and all commerce. They allocate to foreign oil companies the exclusive right to at least 65% of the country’s oil reserves, and to determine the distribution of revenue and profit allocated to Iraq from the remainder. Order 39 allows for the tax-free remittance of all foreign corporate profits. Order 81 stipulates that all Iraqi farmers must use Monsanto’s GM seed for all crops planted in the country, with the use of any heritage Iraqi seed stock now totally prohibited. Order 17 guarantees that all Americans and foreign contractors in Iraq will not be subject to Iraqi law. The orders state that “All trained elements of the Iraqi armed forces shall at all times be under the operational control of the American commander”. Order 56 creates a new privately-owned (foreign) central bank.
Examining Bremer’s Laws
I have occasionally been charged with responsibility for drafting legislation at a national level and can testify this is not something one does in ten minutes over a cup of coffee. The task requires extreme expertise in a particular area and a more than adequate facility in the drafting of legal wording. When amending legislation, it is paramount to possess a flawless familiarity with the content of existing law and, most importantly, a thorough apprehension of the full range of potential consequences of a particular selection of legal wording.
Consider the framing of legislation for a national health care system. Certainly we need one or more medical experts intimately familiar with the entire range of health services and a general appreciation of the required infrastructure, but we also need extensive experience in planning the delivery system for such care, as well as the taxation implications of financing. It would be rare to find this combination of knowledge in one person, to say nothing of the legal knowledge necessary to draft the appropriate huge legislation. If we add medical insurance into this mix, it should be apparent that we need an entire team of specialists and considerable time to forge the necessary legal framework. Moreover, except for the most simple of items, we would almost never rely on the opinion or judgment of only one person in any field, thus considerably expanding the numbers of this team.
Bremer’s laws covered virtually the entire gamut of Iraqi society, including taxation, transportation, and medical care, the founding of a privately-owned central bank, a new Iraqi currency and a full slate of laws on foreign investment, banking and securities markets, SOEs, a new electoral law governing parties and elections. There were new laws governing the nation’s petroleum industry, control of the media, laws dealing with foreign contractors, the auditing of government departments, a new penal code, detention and prison facilities, control of Iraqi borders, ports and airports, a Ministry of Science and Technology, a full revision of the labor code, vast legislation dealing with trademarks, patents, design, and an overhaul of IP, entirely new laws controlling agriculture that included GM seed, and very much more.
It should be obvious that no one man could possess the required expertise in all these areas, and nothing in Bremer’s background suggests ability of consequence in any of them. Further, many of these portions of legislation were extremely complex, each containing a great many pages of precise legal wording that would have required several months in the drafting. This means a great number of large teams meeting regularly over many months to finalise drafts, but it also infers mandatory reporting to a control group on the progress, guidance as to overall intent of each piece of legislation, with periodic approval of direction, content, and final result. Yet Bremer was promulgating these new Orders at the rate of three or four per week, the entire 100 produced in about ten months.
The drafting of these laws would have required at least hundreds of experts, perhaps more than 1,000, and a lengthy time in preparation. Bremer was appointed to Iraq on May 9, 2003, and issued his first Order (on the De-Ba’athification of Iraqi Society) on May 16. That would hardly provide adequate time to overcome jet lag, much less to obtain an appreciation of what Ba’ath society was, much less the rationale for, and consequences of, exterminating it. Bremer then issued another 30 or 40 laws within the next few months, including the entire penal code, banking and investment, the military, and more.
Order 56 creating the new privately-owned central bank is an immense document that would require months of preparation. The seed laws were almost certainly written by the lawyers from Monsanto and Cargill, et al. Others are similar. It is obvious these laws were written in advance by executives and lawyers of banks and multinational corporations all over the world and simply delivered to Bremer to promulgate. It is also obvious these laws were planned and in process long before the US invaded Iraq. To add to this equation, we have the fact that the laws were not prepared by any portion of the US government, since even the White House had no specific knowledge of any of Bremer’s activities and the US Congress had been sidelined and silenced beforehand.
Bremer’s Appointment
Let’s step back for a moment to examine Bremer’s appointment as Director of the Coalition Provisional Authority and interim President of Iraq. The sanitised narrative tells us that Bremer was selected by President Bush, but there is no evidence that Bush had ever met Bremer or indeed ever heard his name, the man having had minor past appointments but having been out of government employ for more than ten years prior.
Secretary of State Colin Powell had already placed Lt. Gen. Jay Garner as the top official in Iraq, and planned to add Zalmay Khalilzad, an Iraqi with extensive local knowledge to assist Garner. Suddenly and without explanation (while Powell was out of town), Bremer was plucked from thin air and appointed to replace Garner – to the great surprise of Powell, Rice, and all others. According to the published record, Powell called Rice on his return and asked, “What’s going on? What happened?” Rice apparently replied, “I don’t know. I had nothing to do with it.” Bremer’s appointment was not only a surprise, but against the stated will of the President, the Secretary of State and the country’s National Security Advisor. As well, both the CIA and the military strongly objected, the CIA because they hadn’t been asked or informed and the military because they viewed an uninformed civilian helicopter transplant as both dangerous and useless.
The facts suggest the impetus came through Henry Kissinger, with whom Bremer had been closely associated and was a Managing Director of Kissinger Associates for 10 or 12 years to that point, the thread seeming to lead through Cheney while bypassing the President. The facts are not clear on whether Bush was instructed to obey or was even informed on the matter prior to his announcement. Military knowledge and intimate familiarity with Iraq were deemed essential for this position, but Bremer had neither. When Bremer was given the position in Iraq, the White House plan was that he take Khalilzad with him but, in a private meeting with President Bush, Bremer insisted he be solely in charge, a demand Bush accommodated.
On the organisation chart, Bremer reported to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, but ample evidence exists that Rumsfeld totally ignored Bremer and his activity, Bremer doing the same in reverse. Rumsfeld had a reputation as a control mandarin; it has been widely documented that he was often present in Baghdad to direct the torture facilities and ‘military pacification’ of the Iraqi citizenry, and it is thus beyond logic that he would have ignored his most important subordinate – the “President of Iraq”, who was tasked with remaking the entire country, but there is no credible record of the two even crossing paths. Bremer held what appears to have been a fully independent and unassailable position with no oversight from any part of the US government.
Rajiv Chandrasekaran, an assistant managing editor of The Washington Post and its bureau chief in Baghdad at the time, wrote a book titled ‘Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq’s Green Zone’.[9] He spoke at length about this in a PBS interview in 2006. [10] Chandrasekaran claims Bremer “viewed his (Saddam’s) palace out there in Baghdad not as an embassy that had any obligation to report back developments to Washington”, claiming further that virtually no information flowed from Baghdad to Washington and that “Bremer had been given an exemption” from clearing any decisions through the White House.
In fact, Bremer’s leash was so long and Bremer so secretive that when the White House wanted information, Condolezza Rice could do no better than have her NSC staff check the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) website – to see if they could learn what was happening in Baghdad. Bremer further refused to hire anyone who wasn’t ‘ideologically sympathetic’ to his real purposes, or who might have a ‘back channel’ to Washington. “Their only allegiance would be to Bremer.” Chandrasekaran says that whatever Bremer wanted, he got, and that he “amassed quite a degree of power and influence”. In this entire matter, the US Congress was nowhere to be seen, totally removed from oversight or governing.
A Matter of Money
At least US$100 billion and perhaps as much as US$200 billion, the bulk of this in cash, all of it within Bremer’s control, simply disappeared without a trace. The US FED alone shipped US$40 billion in cash by air to Iraq, most of it unaccounted for. Millions of tons of Iraqi oil were sold without accounting as to the purchasers and with no record of the disposition of the receipts. A large but undetermined additional amount of exported oil was unmetered, leaving no record of the volume or the payments. Bremer had a room near his office in Saddam’s palace that contained by documented reports US$600 million to US$800 million in cash, that was his private ‘slush fund’ and which bore no records of any kind. There was no oversight from any source. Billions of dollars were repeatedly paid for contracts where no evidence existed of work having being done. In addition, Iraq’s central bank was looted of at least US$20 billion in gold (some reports claimed US$60 billion), plus undocumented billions in foreign currency, which is also unaccounted for.
In one case, a ‘reconstruction project’ was quoted to the Iraqi ‘government’ as costing US$20 billion but Bremer presented instead an invoice for US$60 billion. When Iraq objected, Bremer’s response was, “Just be grateful we saved you from Saddam.” The $60 billion was paid from Iraqi oil exports but no documentation exists as to who received the money and no evidence existed as to any actual work having been performed. In other cases, Bremer paid multiple invoices for hundreds of millions of dollars each as wages for thousands of workers when no one could produce evidence that such workers had ever existed.[11]
An International Advisory and Monitoring Board (IAMB) was later established to provide independent financial oversight of Bremer’s CPA spending, the board including representatives from the UN, the World Bank, the IMF and the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development. The IAMB spent months trying to find auditors acceptable to the US, the Bahrain office of KPMG finally appointed in April 2004. It was stonewalled. They wrote in an interim report:
“KPMG has encountered resistance from CPA staff regarding the submission of information required to complete our procedures.”
“The auditors even had trouble getting passes to enter the Green Zone. There appears to have been good reason for the Americans to stall. At the end of June 2004, the CPA would be disbanded and Bremer would leave Iraq. There was no way the (White House) would want independent auditors to publish a report into the financial propriety of its Iraqi administration while the CPA was still in existence and Bremer at its head still answerable to the press. So the report was published in July.”[12]
Bremer’s exit from Iraq raised many questions. His handover of government was done days in advance of the published schedule, performed entirely by surprise and literally in minutes, Bremer then quickly boarding a helicopter for the airport where he then boarded a US military transport. When all Iraqis had left the scene, he suddenly deplaned and boarded a private Gulfstream 4 that flew him out. He then resurfaced in Vermont as a ski instructor.
There is very much more. Generally, the auditors found either inadequate or no documentation to account for almost all funds, with no way of knowing how much money was actually looted or to whom it was paid. “Since then, investigators have spent years trying to trace what happened to the enormous amount of money shipped in the frantic days of the occupation of Iraq. Although there have been hundreds of pages of reports, Congressional hearings, and inquiries from Washington to Baghdad, no one in Congress, a special inspector general’s office, the Department of Defense or the Iraqi government itself can say with certainty what exactly happened to all of that money.”[12]
A Review
Let’s review what we have so far. A group of powerful men decided that Iraq would be colonised, and pressed Bush to use the US military to destroy and then occupy the country, this over the objection of the US military. This same group removed Garner and installed Bremer as the head of the Coalition Occupying government, over the unanimous objections of the US President, the Secretary of State, the National Security Council, the US military and the CIA. Bremer, appearing to have unlimited power and no oversight, reported to no one in the US government, the evidence suggesting the White House and Cabinet, including Donald Rumsfeld, Bremer’s direct superior, and the US President, were forbidden to meddle or even to ask direct questions on his activity. The US military and CIA voiced strong objections – to no avail – to many of Bremer’s initial laws, especially on the Ba’ath society and dismantling the Iraqi military, stating these actions would lead to perpetual protests and bloodshed.
This same group of powerful men gathered hundreds of experts to draft new legislation to control Iraq according to their private plan. Simultaneously, Iraq was being unconscionably looted, openly and without apparent inhibition, perhaps of US $200 billion in total which disappeared without a trace, and with no information as to who received that money.
This was all done with no identifiable benefit to the US as a nation, or to the American people. The US incurred the several trillion dollars of the cost of the Iraq war, took all the battlefield casualties, and was delegated to occupy Iraq at its own expense, then remain silent. The only apparent duty of the US Congress was to conduct an insincere investigation into the missing billions, then sweep the matter under the carpet. The media, compliant as always, remained silent on all matters demanding a voice.
Who are They?
Who were those people, this handful of powerful men, who decided to subjugate and loot Iraq, the men responsible for drafting all Iraq’s new laws, and undoubtedly the recipients of the missing billions? Who are these men who have the power to direct the US President and the military to destroy an innocent country and occupy it? Who has the power to take over Iraq’s entire infrastructure and loot all its assets, while forbidding any part of the US government to interfere, in spite of the fact that the US paid the bill for the entire effort? Similarly, who were the men with the power not only to terrify Greece into utter submission and loot the country’s entire infrastructure in one shot but to embed themselves permanently into Greece’s government with the authority to maintain and ensure that submission?
These men were, are, and will be, our new masters in our Brave New World. But there is much more. We have seen brief examples of where we are going – “by conquest or consent”. Let’s take a brief look at how the rest of us are going there.
The Train to Perdition
The over-riding feature of our new world will be the ultimate control of our economies, our nations – such as they will be, and our lives, by a group of international bankers and industrialists. One arrow in this quiver is the privatisation – taking public assets into private hands – of the entire physical and social infrastructure of our nations, as we have seen with Greece and Iraq – and which already applies to more than a few other nations. It is this that is responsible for the extreme push that has been building since the 1970s and early 1980s to privatisation, the US being the best example of acquiescence. For those nations resisting, this is the cause of the push in the WTO and other agreements to securitise all infrastructure in preparation for collapsing stock markets then purchasing for pennies all of a nation’s assets. Privatisation includes even arable land and water aquifers, everything of value and of necessity for human life.
The world needs with extreme urgency to see a world map of privatisation as it exists today, diagrams of all nations displaying all the national assets and infrastructure that have already been privatised. The shock from seeing this alone might serve to wake up the world, to realise how far this strategy has already progressed. As one example, after the destruction of Jugoslavia, it was briefly reported that George Soros and Madeline Albright had taken possession of Kosovo’s entire communications network, with an estimated value of US$800 million. George Bush’s family took ownership of millions of acres of the largest water aquifer in South America. There are literally thousands of such events scattered around the globe that have received no publicity or attention, being considered as isolated instances instead of crucial elements of a vast plan that has been increasing in speed for the past 60 years. Extreme attention is being paid to controlling the entire world’s fresh water. Nestle’s president is on record as stating that water is not a human right but a commodity that should be priced and sold (and privately-owned).
It isn’t only public assets that are being ‘privatised’. This includes the creation of ever-larger worldwide corporate and banking behemoths swallowing their smaller rivals until, in each nation, most of the means of production and distribution are in the same hands, eliminating nation by nation the leading producers until none of significance remain. Control of a nation’s food supply is part of this enormously ambitious scheme of world government and control, hence the intense bullying push on all nations to accept GM seed. This seed has two main purposes. The obvious one is that it gives the multi-national seed companies virtual total control over the fundamental fabric of a nation’s food supply. The less obvious purpose is that GM seed was invented not by seed companies but by the US military as an offensive weapon or, more precisely, as a weapons-delivery system. It is now widely-known that many lethal pathogens can be spliced into GM seed. The masters will have a choice with recalcitrant nations: either refuse a supply of seed and let the population starve, or splice typhus, HIV, the plague, into the seeds and let nature take its course.
The plan involves the destruction of national sovereignty and of individual nationalism. Patriotism and loyalty to nations are a curse which must be eliminated. There are many avenues for this. One is the incessant drumbeat in the media, propagandising the world against economic or any other kind of nationalism. Another is immigration, as is being carried out in Europe. Economic hopefuls and other refugees have no nationalistic feelings toward their adopted country and no regrets over lost sovereignty. When a nation reaches a level of 30% of such persons, it may be impossible to arouse a critical mass of indignity that would lead to protests and uprisings.
But sovereignty does not disappear; it is merely replaced. Thus, another major building block is the transfer of sovereignty to the bankers and their multi-national corporations, which was the main thrust of the stillborn TPP where the rights of corporations would supersede those of a nation’s government and its supreme courts, being thrust solely into the hands of panels consisting of lawyers selected by this same group. The TPP attempt was astonishing in its boldness, a terrifying amount of bullying of nations to transfer absolute power to a group of entirely unknown persons for the sake of establishing in perpetuity the rights of these people to absolutely loot every nation to abject poverty. As one example, the refusal to a tobacco company to sell cigarettes would trigger an automatic obligation to pay that firm all the profits – in perpetuity – it would have made had it been entirely free of government regulation.
To bring this plan to completion also requires the eventual destabilisation and effective destruction of the family, of organised society, and of religion. When the Bolsheviks inflicted their communist coups throughout Europe, the instance of Hungary is most exemplary. When the communists took over Hungary, Bela Kun proclaimed himself dictator, one of his first decrees being to nationalise almost all private property and to announce that private commerce would be punished with the death penalty. He immediately confiscated virtually all industry and land, and began an intense attack on religion while making great efforts to undermine and destroy all public morality as well as concepts of God and religion. He instituted a program of what came to be known as cultural terrorism. As part of this, he began a radical sex education program in Hungarian schools where children were instructed in free love, sexual intercourse, the archaic nature of middle class family codes, the outdatedness of monogamy and the irrelevance of religion which deprives man of all pleasures. Women were called to rebel against the sexual mores of the time by engaging in open promiscuity.
The stated purpose in promoting licentiousness among women and children was to destroy the family, the core institution of Christianity and western culture. As perhaps the best current example, we can clearly see evidence in slow motion today of this happening in the US, in large part with the heavy promotion and even celebration of the alphabet soup of sexual preferences and of two men becoming ‘husband’ and ‘wife’ and adopting small boys.
In terms of society, this is the cause of the class war being waged in all Western nations today, the purpose being, as with the Bolshevik revolutions and the US in 2008, to either kill off or bankrupt the bourgeois, the middle classes, and send them all down to the lower class where they eventually become homeless, disposable cattle.
The 2008 debacle in the US was generally described as a financial crisis, but it was really part of the class war, meant to deprive as many Americans as possible of their homes to make them more docile and more easily governed. The huge bubble in 2008 in ‘subprime’ home loans was immediately repeated with automobiles in precisely the same way, these loans securitised then diced and sliced while being given AAA ratings by Moodys. Today, the ratio of delinquent auto loans is approaching a crisis point and will undoubtedly soon implode, depriving millions of Americans of their only hope of holding any employment since a car is virtually a necessity in much of the US. In 2008, most of the US middle class was unceremoniously dumped into the lower class, all signs seeming to indicate a repeat on the horizon.
The program has also involved for the past 60 years increasingly bold attempts at population reduction, either killing off or sterilising vast swaths of humanity. This was the reason for the foundation of Planned Parenthood, the main reason for existence of USAID, for Kissinger’s NSSM 200 – a viciously aggressive plan to prevent, at apparently almost any cost, births in non-Western countries. USAID and Reimert Ravenholt sterilised at least 100 million unwitting women, killing tens of millions in the process. This program was behind Robert McNamara’s Project 100,000. It was almost certainly behind the recent Zika virus in South America. It is the reason the WHO has been traveling the undeveloped world and sterilising countless millions of women without their knowledge through the fraudulent tetanus vaccination programs where the vaccine is laced with Hcg, in fact permanently vaccinating women against pregnancy.
This is the reason seed companies are suddenly promoting the use of cotton seeds as a primary foodstuff for underdeveloped countries. Cotton seeds are toxic, containing a chemical called gossypol which is an effective male sterilant. The seed companies claim to have removed this toxin to a safe level, but there is no safe level for gossypol. Even very minute doses taken repeatedly (as when used for a basic food) will render an entire male population sterile. What the WHO, the World Bank, and UNICEF do for the female populations, the seed companies will do for the male portion. If they have their way, much of the world may one day be uninhabited.
The Bankers’ Private Army
Such grand plans to corral humanity as domestic animals and to successfully put down opposition from them and the remnants of their governments, requires overwhelming military strength. It began with the British East India Company where Rothschild had at one time a standing army of more than one million men, a testimony to the profitability of looting rich India. The army had two main purposes: to discourage local Indians from protesting at the looting of their nation by foreigners, and the necessity of enforcing by violence the abandonment by farmers of food crops to grow opium for sale in China. The history books are mostly silent and cleverly vague on the transfer of these responsibilities to the British government, leading readers to assume the British at some point ordered the East India Company to relinquish its power to be replaced by the more humane British. But that’s now how it was. Rothschild abandoned his military when the profits were insufficient to carry it, and simply transferred his flag to the British military who became literally the Banker’s Private Army to be used not only in India but in many other instances like the Boer wars where Rothschild wanted the gold and diamonds, this private army obediently killing all those who stood in the way.
The UK was used thus for many years, through two world wars nobody wanted, until England was finally bankrupt, its fabled Empire in tatters, and begging the US for financial support. England was deliberately sacrificed for these ends as described, and today remains only a rump, a tail so grateful to have a dog. But no matter. These same men had already obtained virtual full control of the US government and simply transferred their flag – again to the world’s most powerful military. It is no secret that the US is itself being cannibalised by this same group, eventually drowning in unrepayable war debt, the citizenry mostly homeless and bankrupt, and the entire infrastructure and means of production owned by this same small group. As Benjamin Netanyahu famously stated, “Once we have squeezed everything we want from the US, it can dry up and blow away.” And it will.
But no matter. The flag is already being transferred to NATO, a supra-national military responsible only to this same group, an irresistible military force comprised of all the armed forces of dozens of nations. This is why a full surrender of a nation’s military is a prerequisite even for consideration in joining the EU. This is why the servicemen of NATO are being taught to abandon all feelings of nationalism for their country and wear only a NATO flag on their hearts. NATO was meant as the enforcement arm of the TPP, had it succeeded, but will still function as something similar.
We are now seeing rampant uprisings in Iraq, throughout South America, and will soon see them in Greece, the populations arising en masse to protest against their impoverishment and slavery. In the end, each stripped and emasculated national ‘government’ will have only two functions: tax collection to funnel money to the masters of the world, and population suppression to put down the inevitable revolts. In cases where either the government itself revolts, or where the government proves unable to quell massive disturbances, NATO will intervene to “pacify” the population with terror and brutality.
Who are These People?
The members of this group are generally extremely wealthy bankers and industrialists, the owners or controllers of most of the world’s multi-national companies, media, and so on, who seem to hold an ideal of a world comprised of their small number owning all the means of production, assisted by a larger group of educated compradors, all ruling over a world populated by homeless, uneducated and impoverished pre-humans. I have no explanation for this ambition. They would own or control the entire world’s wealth, but to what end? None of these people can spend what they have now, many private fortunes running into the trillions of dollars. I believe most of us would prefer to be kings of a rich and educated society, rather than Tarzan, king of the apes, the ruler of a herd of goats not being much of a ruler by any measure.
Signs of Hope
There are some, but not many. The strength of Russia and China, and perhaps Iran, is of some comfort, since another world war is almost certainly on the horizon for the finalisation of this plan. The protests in France and throughout South America bring some comfort, particularly those nations gathering their courage and refusing to be enslaved or to be bullied into submission by the US.
This cabal of would-be world emperors has flaws of its own, prematurity resulting from excessive confidence being one. It was the same group that attempted the fascist coup in the US in 1934, but failed. The TPP was an astonishingly bold attempt to simply bully much of the world into submission, which also failed. There have been others.
The plethora of online information and its absorption by what appears to be an increasing number of people in many nations, is cause for hope since education is vital to expose all parts of this plan, and sunlight is still the best disinfectant. And, as William Blum said, you need faith and courage.
Larry Romanoff is a retired management consultant and businessman. He has held executive positions in international consulting firms, and owned an international import-export business. He lives in Shanghai and is currently writing a series of ten books generally related to China and the West. He can be contacted at: He is a frequent contributor to Global Research.
[1] Lochiel’s Warning; Thomas Campbell
[3] ; This was apparently a portion of a document called “The Bankers Manifesto” of 1892, that was re-stated by Norman and re-published in 1924.
[10] Imperial Life in The Emerald City: Inside Iraq’s Green Zone;
[12] So, Mr Bremer, Where Did All the Money Go? By Ed Harriman; The Guardian; July 7, 2005
[13] NY Fed’s $40 Billion Iraqi Money Trail; Eamon Javers, 25 Oct 2011;