Monday, September 26, 2016

The First Presidential Debate, September, 2016


SSDD.

A big yawn.  As in past Presidential debates, the candidates stated they would (if elected) do this, that, & the other.  There's little to no reason to believe anything other than this:  when elected, one of them will do a couple of the things promised, but for the overwhelming majority of promises either nothing will be done, or the exact opposite will be done.

The primary difference between this debate & others was the constant interrupting of each other by the candidates.

American politics at the national level is a complete farce.  Here's what's really going on--

"The powers of financial capitalism had another far reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements, arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences. The apex of the system was the Bank for International Settlements in Basle, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the worlds' central banks which were themselves private corporations. The growth of financial capitalism made possible a centralization of world economic control and use of this power for the direct benefit of financiers and the indirect injury of all other economic groups."

Tragedy and Hope: A History of The World in Our Time (Macmillan Company, 1966,) Professor Carroll Quigley of Georgetown University, highly esteemed by his former student, William Jefferson Blythe Clinton.

Whoever wins in November, that person will serve the International Financial Coterie (Quigley's term).  That means the rush to NeoFeudalism will continue.

Finally, unless a poll is conducted by Gallup, Harris, or Pew, it's doubtful that the results are representative.  That's especially true if the poll is one of these "online" polls, where all the "true believers" (& few others) click on the candidate they worship.  That's not even close to a scientific poll.  The point is this:  when the Corporate Media cite their online polls as proof that the current election is "neck & neck", it's really doubtful that is true.

Not only my opinion.  Be Well

Thursday, September 22, 2016

"Fool Me Once, Shame on You; Fool Me Twice, Shame on Me", OR, More on the Shadow Gov't


"It is this power structure which the Radical Right in the United States has been attacking for years in the belief that they are attacking the Communists."
Carroll Quigley
Citation:
Carroll Quigley. BrainyQuote.com, Xplore Inc, 2016. http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/c/carroll_quigley.html, accessed September 22, 2016.
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Quigley understood (and stated) that the International Financial Coterie (his phrase) was the real controlling force in the world.  Way above political groups, they often would use/manipulate various institutions (whether on the Right or Left) to attain their goals.  Edward Bernays, the Father of the Public Relations field, gave them a massive boost in 1928 with the publication of his book, Propaganda:  Molding the Public Mind.

To the Coterie, none of this is a "conspiracy"; rather, it's merely "private", and "good business practice".  [In essence, they have little or no ethics.]  Today, it's fairly obvious that world central banks (especially the Fed Reserve System), the IMF, the World Bank, the Bank of International Settlements, the Financial Stability Board of the G-20, about thirty Mega Banks (e.g., JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, etc.), and a few others essentially control world Finance and Economics...regardless of political Parties.  He who controls the purse, controls it all.

As an international banker of long ago once remarked, "Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws." – Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild, 1744-1812.

Unfortunately, as recent headlines affirm, mega banking today is rife with fraud and wealth transfer schemes.  On top of that, world central banks create massive Asset Bubbles which skew the Free Market...and eventually destroy economies.  The dynamite documentary (now online at Netflix.com & elsewhere), Money for Nothing, explains it all.  If you're at all confused by what's going on in Finance and Economics, that film is a Must-See.  It's right on the mark.

Banking should be a public utility.  [The Fed is a cabal of private banks.]  At the very least, a public bank should be an option...much the way it is in North Dakota.  That bank, by the way, outperforms Wall Street.  Google/Bing:  Ellen Brown public banking.  She's the leader of that movement, and has written numerous brilliant pieces on the subject.

Not only my opinion.  Be Well

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Carroll Quigley on the Major Political Parties


"The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers."  Carroll Quigley

Carroll Quigley. BrainyQuote.com, Xplore Inc, 2016. http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/c/carroll_quigley.html, accessed September 18, 2016.

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It's astounding to me that today many people still think there are significant differences between the Democrats and Republicans...especially regarding the economy, finance, mega banking, foreign policy, USA hegemony, Corporatism, Gov't deficit spending, the trashing of the Constitution, Orwellian policies, and war.  American history, particularly in the last 26 years, proves otherwise.

Not only my opinion.  Be Well

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Carroll Quigley on Our Government


[This piece was edited at 9 AM, Mountain Time.]

The brilliant historian, Professor Carroll Quigley, had this to say about our Gov't in 1966:

"The tragedy is that we no longer have a representative government in this country; the hope is that the little people will come to accept that...because there is nothing they can do about it."  

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No one understood the Power of the Shadow Gov't better than Quigley.

Bill Clinton thought so much of Quigley that he mentioned the good professor in his Inaugural Address.

Quigley considered himself a member of the Elite Class, hence his use of the phrase, "the little people".

The Shadow Government is much more powerful today than it was in 1966.

Not only my opinion. Be Well

Friday, September 9, 2016

Update: The Demise of the Dollar


The following is by Jim Rickards, an international economist, attorney, consultant to gov'ts, NYT Best-Selling author, and expert on the gold market.  It's not the whole piece, and it didn't copy onto this venue properly, but it's readable.  The print size is tiny because that's the only way I could get it onto this page.  [I'm a No-Tech person.]  This is the portion that I felt was most important.
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September 9, 2016
Jim Rickards
 
Dear Reader,
 
I’ve been writing about the rise of world money, called the “special drawing 
right”(SDR), for years. 
 
I’ve especially been giving it a lot of attention recently because of the recent 
G-20 summit that took place in Hangzhou, China, earlier this week. And the IMF 
officially accepts the Chinese yuan into its basket of currencies making up its 
SDR later this month on Sept. 30.

The SDR is part of the global elite plan to displace the dollar as the global 
reserve currency and replace it with a new form of fiat money. This new form of 
money is controlled by the IMF and unaccountable to any elected democratic agency. 
The purpose of SDRs is to create global inflation after years of failure by 
central banks to do the same. 
 
It’s one thing to warn about a development. It’s another thing to see it unfold 
before your eyes…
 
In my 2011 book, Currency Wars, on Page 232, I wrote the following: “The IMF 
presented a blueprint for the creation of a liquid SDR bond market, the antecedent 
to replacing the dollar as the global reserve currency with SDRs. 
 
“The IMF’s paper identifies both potential issuers of SDR bonds, including the 
World Bank and regional development banks, and potential buyers…” (emphasis added). 
That was almost five years ago. 
 
The SDR market I predicted five years ago is taking shape before our eyes. 
The rise of SDRs is no longer a theoretical experiment; it’s happening in real-
time. 
 
The rise of SDRs is no longer a theoretical experiment; it’s happening in real-
time.
On July 15, 2016, the IMF issued a playbook calling for more “M-SDRs” (the “M” 
stands for “market” and is a reference to privately issued SDR instruments, 
as opposed to official SDRs, or “O-SDRs,” issued by the IMF itself). 
 
On Aug. 31, 2016, just six weeks after the IMF greenlight, its sister institution, 
the World Bank, issued SDR500 million (equal to $700 million) of bonds in the new 
world currency. Importantly, the new SDR bonds were issued in China (the lead 
underwriters were four Chinese banks), which has a keen interest in the success of 
the SDR market to undermine the dollar.
 
Why is the World Bank issuing SDR bonds? It’s not because they have trouble 
borrowing. The World Bank is one of the best credits in the world. They can 
borrow whatever they want, whenever they want, in any currency they want. 
 
The reason is so that China can invest in SDR assets. How can China buy SDR bonds 
if no one issues them? The World Bank is just accommodating Chinese demand. And 
the Chinese want to invest in SDRs so they can stop investing in dollars. 
 
There will be many more bond issues like this in the near future. Think of each 
SDR bond issue as another shovelful of dirt on the dollar’s grave.
 
How much longer will investors sit in dollars waiting for the wipeout to come? 
It’s important to diversify into 10% physical gold to preserve your wealth before 
it’s too late.
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The movement away from the Dollar by various major countries has been 
proceeding slowly for a few years now.  Based on this info from Rickards, 
it seems very likely that movement will accelerate this year.  The world 
appears to be tiring of our Fed Gov't and its promulgation/promotion of 
USA Hegemony.  The propagandists here call it "leading the world", but 
anyone with any common sense at all knows better.

Once the Dollar no longer is the world's reserve currency, we are in for 
some very bad (possibly horrendous) economic times.  Be prepared.

Not only my opinion.  Be Well  


Wednesday, September 7, 2016

The International Financial Coterie is Destroying Us


Below the dotted line is a recent email I sent to my son, other family, and a few friends.  It has to do with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the International Financial Coterie (IFC), the latter not being an "official" designation (it was coined by the late Professor Carroll Quigley).
First a brief Preface---
If not the most powerful, then the IMF certainly is one of the very powerful financial institutions on the planet.  Most of us have heard of it; but most of us have no clue as to exactly what it does.  I suspect that even fewer of us know much about the IMF's Special Drawing Rights (SDRs).  My son had sent me a piece from the IMF official website, a piece with a brief discussion of SDRs.  The SDR system basically is a "basket" of currencies that acts as an additional reserve to participating world central banks.  SDRs can be exchanged by participating members for freely usable currencies.  On October 1, 2016, China will join the elite SDR members.
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Interesting.
The IMF & SDRs = another Oligarchical racket.  The People never voted on this stuff.  The reason the SDR kinda faded away "a few yrs after" it was formed (in 1969) is because of the "Nixon Shock" (fiat $$$ in 1971).  Now it's just another way to manipulate fiat bucks among the International Financial Coterie (IFC).  [Google "coterie"; I had to.  Had only a vague idea of what it is.  Carroll Quigley, Bill Clinton's mentor at Georgetown U. & a well-respected macro-historian, wrote in 1966 that the IFC (his phrase) ran the world.  He was right, but very few paid attention.]  

The whole mess of politics is a fraud.  Repubs, Dems, Right, Left, etc. ALL (at the highest levels) are puppets of the IFC...sometimes called the "Shadow Gov't", which is recognized by many respected analysts such as Bill Moyers, David Stockman, Michael Hudson, William K. Black, & others.  Even FDR & JFK believed it (one has to dig a bit to find that info).  So do others on the "Right" besides Stockman.  Someday most Americans will wake up to this sad fact.  [The funny thing is, it's not any kind of "grand conspiracy"; it's just kinda an "organic" thing.  The IFC (I suspect) think of it merely as "good business practice".]

Thanks for the piece...revealing history, & straight from the horse's mouth (the IMF).
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I strongly recommend that everyone do a bit of research on Carroll Quigley.  He was a brilliant historian, and specialized in the influence of banking and money on the evolution of civilizations.  His book, Tragedy and Hope, is an in-depth examination of how the Powers-That-Be rule the world...regardless of politics, elections, and any well-meaning institutions.  For the most part, he liked what they did; he considered himself a member of the Elite Class.  That's why he was given access to their private papers while writing the book.  Far from being any kind of "conspiracy theory" nutcake, Quigley was a top-notch researcher who dealt in facts and empirical analysis.

Until we understand the Shadow Government---again, a concept well-accepted by reputable analysts such as Bill Moyers--we will never be able to properly oppose it and have a free and democratic society.  The Elites practice the "Golden Rule":  whoever has the gold, rules.  Currently, it makes almost no difference who is in political office in the so-called "free" countries.  They all kow-tow to the International Financial Coterie...regarding politics, finance, economics, social matters, and war.  [None of it is a "conspiracy".  It's merely some people with common interests, and who think they're above the rest of us, working at times together---but mostly independently or in very small groups---to attain their mutual objectives.  It has nothing at all to do with bizarre rituals, esoteric symbols, and all the other nonsense promoted by some "researchers".  Those people may be well-meaning, but all they're doing is helping the Powers-That-Be by turning off the rest of us to the concept of the Shadow Gov't.]

Not only my opinion.  Be Well

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Democratic & Republican Hierarchies FEAR Third Parties


Evidence of the truth of the title above can be found in the refusal to allow any Third Parties to participate in the upcoming Presidential Debates.  That refusal is the policy of the private corporation that manages the debates.  Republican & Democratic "aristocrats" run that corporation.  Evidence also can be found in harsh Ballot-Access Laws put in place by Dems & Repubs.

What are they afraid of...why do they fear Third Party participation?  It's simple:  Third Parties primarily talk about significant issues instead of personalities.  The very last things that elite Dems & Repubs want to talk about are the issues.  Look at the current campaign.  Except for a few Hot-Button social issues, the candidates of the Repub-Dem Party mostly talk about how horrible is each one's opponent.  Major issues either are not mentioned, or glossed over in a cursory way.  Neither candidate talks in depth about our controversial military adventures overseas, or our failing economy, or our support of dictators in various parts of the world, or our crumbling infrastructure at home, or the failed "War on Drugs", or the broken Fed Criminal Justice System, or the Israeli-Palestinian problem (& our part in it), or Climate Change, or the fact that for 2-3 decades wages have been stagnant while the incomes of the Super-Rich increased 700%, or the trashing of the Fourth Amendment, or Legislative Absolutism, or Executive Absolutism, or the Fed's failed Monetary Policy, or the WTO problem, or the TPP problem, or the Trans-Atlantic Trade Agreement problem (the acronym once was TATA, but they keep changing the name of that Agreement...I don't know what it is currently), or the Eminent Domain problem, or the Money/Debt Bubble problem, or the Wall Street Mega Bank Casino Capitalism problem, or Crony Capitalism in general, or the $1.5 quadrillion Derivatives Bubble problem...and on & on.

Noam Chomsky is right when he states that major political candidates are marketed just like toothpaste--- the objective is to get uninformed consumers/voters to make irrational choices about vaguely-described products/candidates.  [I refer you especially to Obama's 2008 Campaign...he won a top marketing award from the Ad Industry for that Hope-Change-Yes-We-Can effort.]  The last thing the Powers-That-Be want is for voters to be informed on the issues and thus make rational choices about candidates whose positions on issues are described in depth.  The second-to-the-last-thing they want is to have Third Party candidates who concentrate on the issues get on the ballot in all 50 States and speak in debates watched by millions of Americans.

There is no true, participatory democracy in the USA; there is, however, a Rigged System.  Boycott the national elections...or at the very least, vote for a worthy Third Party candidate.  Dump the Repub-Dem Party.  [As the Pulitzer-Prize-Winning journalist Glenn Greenwald pointed out on Democracy Now today, the Clinton Dem Party is to the Right of Dubya Bush regarding Israel's illegal occupation of the West Bank.  There really is only one major Party in this Land.]

Not only my opinion.  Be Well