Only from the weight of evidence provided by comparative study of many information sources,
can one hope to reach a convincing conclusion.
Born of the Bank of Ideas and the Occupy movement, Critical Thinking is a collaborative research project to understand contemporary affairs in the context of financial markets, commerce, media, government and public institutions. It is a process by which we are continuously learning and refining our world view in the light of new information - learning never ceases. The narrative is never settled.
Our work to date reveals that power resides with a narrow elite whose wealth and power is derived from:
Is Malaysia paying the price of maintaining an independent economic policy? The mystery disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 in March of this year has yet to be solved but evidence suggests it was a false flag operation. In isolation, one may not identify Malaysia as a target of this operation, particularly as there were reputed to be 20 Chinese electronic warfare specialists on board, who worked for Freescale Semiconductor.
The downing of MH17 was another false flag operation, the main target of which was Vladimir Putin and Russia. It was an attempt to implicate Putin's Russia in the shooting down of the plane, allegedly by rebels in eastern Ukraine. Witness statements from locals on the ground and a Spanish national working in Ukrainian air traffic control, quickly undermined the fabricated narrative.
Yesterday's Daily Pickings described the Political Economy in Systems Thinking terms and laid out the need to analyse its components and explain specific problems or issues (eg. wars) in the context of the system. It was agreed at last night's Critical Thinking session to start with the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and free trade agreements. There is a pan-European day of action planned for 11th October 2014 to express opposition to TTIP. We need to expose the Political Economy as the primary driver of the free trade agenda, to unite opposition to the system itself which is the cause of so many problems in the world.
Ruby agreed with yesterday's post but is concerned "that it’s too big and too scary a reality for a lot of people to grasp… I think it’s easier to inspire them to take part in less dysfunctional activities, for example community events, collaborative projects, etc. etc. so they can start to experience a new system, a new way of relating with one another and a new reality…"
James Foley, allegedly executed in the video which is being used to whip up yet more hate, division and violence, may well be dead but that he died in the manner portrayed is in doubt. Why then, if he was killed, was his execution staged in the video? Because the manner of his death (unlike media portrayal of the slaughter of innocents in Gaza) needed to be shocking to capture the imagination of millions who, accepting it at face value, will in fear and anger support further curbs on their liberties and violence and oppression against others. If 3000 could be sacrificed on 9/11 to initiate perpetual war, one life (CIA asset or journalist) is a small additional price to pay, if he is actually dead. The wars against nations or on terror aren't fought to be won but to maintain order and preserve the privilege of the ruling elite.