All of us, alive today, are both blighted and blessed. Never before, in human history, have we faced such threats (WWIII, global economic, environmental and societal collapse etc.) but never before have we had access to almost limitless information and analysis (both good and bad) and the ability to communicate as a global family of human beings.
We aren't “consumers”, defined by ideology, race, ethnicity or culture but genetically related human beings and we are presented with a unique opportunity to transform humanity and the planet.
We have the accumulated wisdom and history of multiple civilisations from which to understand: Who rules? How did they get their power? How do we distribute power for the benefit of all human beings and the planet?
Who rules? - The Structural Elite (SE) comprised of banking and industrial dynasties, European royalty, those in charge of the "military industrial – media academic complex" (MIMAC), political and economic predators and the super-rich.
Fig. 1. above describes how the world works as a system. The Structural Elite (SE) are beneficiaries and architects of this system which has evolved over centuries. The SE exercise the principle levers of power to foment competition, division, conflict and oppression while preying on humans and the planet to extract yet more wealth (from debt interest, taxes and rents) and power.
The Structural Elite (SE) agree their strategy at meetings such as Bilderberg and Davos.
The World Economic Forums (WEF) at Davos is open in that members and political puppets get to articulate their grand plan to global media although high level meetings, involving the SE, are conducted out of sight of the media. The annual, secret Bilderberg meetings are where high level strategy appears to take shape while Davos sells the strategy and tidies up around the edges.
World Economic Forum 2015: Global Governance In a World of Resistance by Andrew Gavin Marshall
The annual meetings of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, bring together thousands of the world’s top corporate executives, bankers and financiers with leading heads of state, finance and trade ministers, central bankers and policymakers from dozens of the world’s largest economies; the heads of all major international organizations including the IMF, World Bank, World Trade Organization, Bank for International Settlements, UN, OECD and others, as well as hundreds of academics, economists, political scientists, journalists, cultural elites and occasional celebrities.
How to resist and roll back such powerful forces? Withdraw consent. Refuse to feed the system wherever you can.
The Grand Strategy To Cast Off the Corporate State by Carl Gibson
If the strategies and tactics within this document are implemented successfully, our movement will be more united, driven, connected, funded, and determined than ever before. The corporate state will be broken in both finances and spirit.
The obsequious fawning over the recently dead Saudi King, Abdullah, is hard to stomach. The words of Voltaire come back to haunt us: "To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you're not allowed to criticise."
What a spanner in the works of international relations he proved to be. The late King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud of Saudi Arabia was always the spoiler in the morality plays of Western powers keen to back him. Oil was always the greatest deterrent against getting on his wrong side, but it also meant the most intolerable of inconsistencies. For most governments, however, these were tolerated.
Friendship with the ruling family of a state which sponsors terrorism is no impediment to conducting a war on terror.
George W. Bush and King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia: Is Kissing a “State Sponsor of Terrorism” a “Terrorist Act”? Political satire by Prof Michel Chossudovsky
Given the US/NATO role in creating and sustaining the terrorist threat, it's not such a big deal to collude with others in the same game.
The UK government is no less tainted, eg. the Al Yamamah deal to sell arms to Saudi Arabia. The investigation into BAe's involvement in corruption was dropped under pressure from the Saudis. Now the UK's Ministry of Justice has signed a deal to give "cover" to the Saudi punishment system - or perhaps the secret memorandum of understanding is about sharing best practice; an interesting concept given Saudi Arabia's proclivity for lashings and beheadings.
The proposed commercial deal between the Saudi Arabian state and the UK’s Ministry of Justice (MoJ) – whereby the Saudis will pay some £5.9 million for MoJ assistance for its punishment system – prompts a number of concerns.
Yesterday's Daily Pickings featured Sibel Edmonds talking, in part, about the subversion of alternative media and truth. Her forensic analysis of a recent Democracy Now report relates to corrupt dealings, involving Azerbaijan and oil. Edmonds is fluent in Turkish and Azeri which meant she could understand all the documentation relating to the case. She deconstructs DemocracyNow's slant on the story, showing how the framing of the hour long program, with repetitive emphasis on Russia and Russian oligarchs, gives a completely false impression of what happened and who was responsible. It is a long, convoluted post but worth the effort to understand how alternative media is often a "wolf in sheep's clothing" and see which players have multiple roles in the theatre of geopolitics.
Multiple, independent sources of information and analysis are essential to see through the illusion of the Matrix.
The ruling clique (RC) control TV and mainstream media and have colonised alternative media - be wary and sceptical of everything until independently corroborated.
The internet is what differentiates current dissent from anything before. For the first time in history, we've unfettered access to information and the ability to communicate globally. This is a unique time to challenge the ruling clique (RC) and to cooperate in the development of a political economy to serve everyone's needs but the internet is under threat. Don't let media frighten you into submission. They lie.
It Looks Like An Execution - Charlie Hebdo: Report from Europe By Paul Craig Roberts