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Don't get angry, get even

People are justifiably angry.

Austerity, economic mayhem, illegal Middle East wars, terrorism, induced mass migration, yesterday's passing of the TransPacific Partnership (TPP), fracking... the list goes on. Much of this anger is deliberately cultivated to set us against each other by labelling the source of the world's problems as people outside our own "tribe" - so Muslims, Jews, and other "classifications" are targeted as being the source of the world's problems. This is a smokescreen.

The Structural Elite aren't necessarily Jewish, although Jewish bankers and cognitive elites are well represented. Structural Elites have existed since the birth of civilisation and remnants from previous ruling regimes are represented or identifiable today. Thus European monarchies and aristocracy, which supposedly lost power as "democracy" grew, are well represented in the Structural Elite. The Structural Elite is seldom static and new "members" arrive at the top table from time to time - think Eric Schmidt (Google) and Bill Gates (Microsoft). We receive occasional glimpses into the story of the Structural Elite such as Carroll Quigley's book, The Anglo American Establishment but none tell the whole story.

New World Order: The Founding Fathers by Gerry Docherty and Jim Macgregor
“One wintry afternoon in February 1891, three men were engaged in earnest conversation in London. From that conversation were to flow consequences of the greatest importance for the British Empire and to the world as a whole.”

Most members of the Structural Elite inherited their place from their ancestors who exploited and shaped the political economy for their benefit. More recent arrivals have been successful in playing the system to accumulate sufficient wealth and power to be of interest and use to the Structural Elite.

If we really want to change the world, we need to focus on the system rather than individuals or families; one could remove the Rothschilds (probably the dominant influence within the Structural Elite) but others would take their place. Take away the levers of power from the Structural Elite and they become people like you and me. Don't get angry, get even. Change the system.

Double standards

In the world of geopolitics, there is one rule for the US and its vassals and another for any nation which refuses to "bend the knee" to the imperial hegemon. Court jesters in the US imperial court pour scorn and threats onto obstacles to the new world order: US Senator John (ISIS) McCain warned Russian President Putin he'll end up like Gaddafi.

Unlike the incumbent US President, Putin doesn't shrink from conversation with journalists and extemporises with fluency and common sense, even when confronted with provocative questions from BBC "celebrity journalists".


UN Agenda 2030 - real objective

The Pope, Bono and the usual suspects have lined up to endorse Agenda 2030: “The Global Goals” – A Blueprint For A United World or transition to a one world government. The story is covered in depth by #NewWorldNextWeek produced by the Corbett Report and Media Monarchy.

Comprehensive show notes are available on the youtube page and include this article which translates the warm and fuzzy wording of the "goals" into what they really mean.

This Happened In September: The UN Launched “The Global Goals” – A Blueprint For A United World by Michael Snyder
The formal name of this new plan is “the 2030 Agenda”, but those behind it decided that they needed something catchier when promoting these ideas to the general population.  The UN has stated that these new “global goals” represent a “new universal Agenda” for humanity.  Virtually every nation on the planet has willingly signed on to this new agenda, and you are expected to participate whether you like it or not.
Some of the biggest stars in the entire world have been recruited to promote “the global goals”.  Just check out the YouTube video that I have posted below.  This is the kind of thing that you would expect from a hardcore religious cult…

Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
Translation: Remove national sovereignty worldwide, promote globalism under the “authority” and bloated, Orwellian bureaucracy of the UN

The farmers are laying out the feast and we are on the menu.

The Humility of the Valley

Daily Pickings posted Alan Rayner's Space cannot be cut two days ago which gave rise to discussion of the challenging nature of his analysis and the need for a common language to convey its importance and meaning. Alan responded with a suggested introduction to Natural Inclusion to which he appended a poem which contrasts the hierarchical, static mode of human thinking with the fluid, dynamic functioning of nature.

The Humility of the Valley

Life doesn’t strive
To secure its foundation
Upon the rocky serrations of the High-minded
Where Men build castles in the air
To furnish that false sense of superiority
Which comes from the pretence
Of overlooking all around
To the edge of infinity

Life thrives
In the seclusion of the valleys
Where dampness accumulates
In the earthy humidity
Of humility
Warmly tucked in
To the bed of sea and land
Rich with variety
Out and into the cosiness
Of each lovingly enveloped
In the other’s influence

Wisdom cannot be found
On peaks of adaptive fitness
Running with Red Queens
But only in that radiant depth
That reaches everywhere
Through the heart of somewhere

And Alan's response to a request for a "simple" introduction to Natural Inclusion: