Introduction To The Road Through 2012: Revolution or World War III

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Introduction to The Road Through 2012: Revolution or World War III

1: Economic Imperial Operations

When
we analyze our current crisis, focusing on the past few years of
economic activity blinds us to the history and context that are vital to
understanding the root cause. What we have been experiencing is not
the result of an unforeseen economic crash that appeared out of the blue
with the collapse of the housing market. It was certainly not brought
on by people who bought homes they couldn’t afford. To frame this
crisis around a debate on economic theory misses the point entirely. To
even blame it on greedy bankers, while essentially accurate, also
misses the most vital point.

This crisis is the direct result of a strategic economic attack on the existence of a middle class and democracy worldwide. The stock market and economy have become weapons of mass oppression manipulated by an imperial banking cartel to impose order and exploit the masses. This crisis boldly represents the manifest evolution of the fascist spirit reasserting itself as the dominant ideology.

Any fairytale notions of the United States being a democratic republic built on the rule of law have been utterly dispelled.
As a nation we have been bred and conditioned to be dangerously naïve
to the darker forces which operate beyond the spotlight of the
mainstream media. We have been blinded to what has been developing
throughout the world.

The economic imperialism that has now blown-back to the United States and Europe
has been evolving for decades and can be directly traced back to the
end of World War II, to the birth of the CIA, International Monetary
Fund (IMF) and World Bank.

For those of us who have been paying attention to economic imperial
operations that have been carried out against countries throughout the
world, this looks all too familiar.
The IMF and global bankers have conquered the second and third world,
and they have now moved on to countries within the first world. Western
European and American working classes are in the cross-hairs now.

Economic and societal indicators, along with recent G-20 policy decisions, clearly demonstrate that they are carrying out and escalating systemic economic attacks throughout Europe and the US.

To put it in technical terms, the United States government has been taken over by a financial terrorism network.
They have bought off leaders of both the Republican and Democratic
parties, and have established a dominant role in all three branches of
government and throughout the mainstream media. They have complete
control of the economy, stock market, US Treasury, Federal Reserve,
World Bank, IMF and global banking system. Free market capitalism has collapsed; it’s now a rigged global market. This is an organized criminal operation, an imperial fascist movement that is determined to destroy our very way of life.

A war has already been launched against us.

In just the past three years we have lost an unprecedented amount of national wealth, trillions upon trillions
of our tax dollars have been looted by Wall Street, endless wars,
enormous subsidies for the most profitable global corporations and tax
cuts for the richest one percent of the population. Never before, in
the history of civilization, has a nation been so thoroughly and
systematically fleeced.

This is all the result of a coordinated economic attack by a global banking cartel against 99 percent of the US population.

Until we can become politically intelligent enough to see this as the
reality and root cause of our current crisis, we will not be able to
overcome it, our living standards will continue to decline and we will
all be sentenced to a slow death in a neo-feudal system built on debt
slavery.

The average American is horribly naïve to just how depraved, corrupt
and addicted to power this banking cartel is. Through their control
and domination of the mass media, they have kept their crimes against
humanity out of public consciousness. We have been shielded from the
global devastation and death toll that they have already wrought. The
result is an unsuspecting population of confused and passive people
having their future ripped out from under them, right before their eyes,
without any organized defense or resistance.

II: Violence on the Horizon
















As the entrenched global banking cartel continues to control domestic
political policy, the next phase of this crisis will inevitably feature
an escalation into mass violence. As the Army War College stated, the
Pentagon is preparing for “violent, strategic dislocation inside the
United States” and “widespread civil violence” due to “purposeful
domestic resistance.”

In clear signs of what is to come,
rioting and violence as a result of economic turmoil has already been
experienced in many countries throughout the world. However, civil
unrest has not yet occurred within the United States. There are many
theories as to why there has been so little resistance from the US
population thus far, and several factors play into it. The most
significant factor is that social safety net programs have been vital in
preventing people from resorting to extreme measures. Currently, a
stunning number of Americans, 52 million, are receiving life-sustaining
assistance from government “anti-poverty” programs, such as food
stamps, unemployment benefits, Medicaid and Medicare. This has already
stretched a social safety net system that is designed to handle
significantly less people to its limit. This safety net system has now
been drained of all reserve resources over the past two years, and is
obviously not sustainable under current economic and political
conditions.

As social safety net programs have been drained of reserves, many US
citizens have also been burning through their personal savings. Over
the past few years the percentage of Americans living paycheck to
paycheck has dramatically increased. In 2007, 43 percent of Americans
were living paycheck to paycheck. In 2008, the percentage increased to
49 percent. In 2009, the number skyrocketed up to 61 percent. The most recent number for 2010 has exploded to a shocking 77 percent. This means in our nation of 310 million citizens, 239 million
Americans are one setback away from economic ruin and millions more are
in danger of having to rely on government assistance for survival.

So as this prolonged economic crisis continues, these safety nets,
that are already overwhelmed, will have to support more and more people
and will inevitably break down. As we have just begun to see, budget
cuts to vital social programs on the state and federal levels will
become increasingly severe right at the point when many more Americans
will need them. As the 52 million Americans currently surviving in
“anti-poverty” programs are gradually cutoff from life-sustaining
government assistance - and as the 239 million people now living
paycheck to paycheck, buried in debt, stressing out and working their
asses off just to make ends meet realize that things are not going to be
getting any better — and are only going to get worse — social unrest
and outbursts of violence will eventually start to bubble up to the
surface and the ruling elite will no longer be able to maintain power by
simply deceiving the masses via mainstream media propaganda.

When an overwhelming majority of the population directly feels
negative effects upon their own living standards, the propaganda system
collapses. The illusion comes crashing down and people will finally
start to get wise to the horrific scam that is being played on them.
When they wake from their media-induced American dream state and realize
that they are now living in a nightmare, as crazy as it may sound,
people will actually stop voting against their own interests. The
apathetic majority, that doesn’t vote, will become active in the
interests of self-preservation as their survival instincts kick in.

The handwriting is on the wall and the ruling class has to realize
that by the time 2012 rolls around, their puppet politicians will be
voted out of office, or their heads will roll, quite literally.

Looking at this from a purely technocratic sociological viewpoint,
avoiding mass riots and violence while this many desperate people lose
life-sustaining programs appears to be an impossible task, and given our
current economic and political environment this seems inevitable.

In an article titled “A Planet at the Brink: Will Economic Brushfires Prove Too Virulent to Contain?” Michael T. Klare explained:

“As people lose confidence in the ability of markets and
governments to solve the global crisis, they are likely to erupt into
violent protests or to assault others they deem responsible for their
plight, including government officials, plant managers, landlords,
immigrants, and ethnic minorities. (The list could, in the future, prove
long and unnerving.) If the present economic disaster turns into what
President Obama has referred to as a ‘lost decade,’ the result could be a
global landscape filled with economically-fueled upheavals.”

Former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski expressed  his fears:

“I was worrying about it because we’re going to have
millions and millions of unemployed, people really facing dire straits.
And we’re going to be having that for some period of time before things hopefully
improve. And at the same time there is public awareness of this
extraordinary wealth that was transferred to a few individuals at levels
without historical precedent in America….

And you sort of say to yourself: what’s going to happen in this
society when these people are without jobs, when their families hurt,
when they lose their homes, and so forth?”

Outbreaks of civil unrest are something that the US government and
Pentagon have been expecting, and preparing for. Former US Director of
National Intelligence Dennis Blair testified before the Senate
Intelligence Committee stating that the greatest threat facing the US is
not terrorism, it’s the current economic crisis:

“The primary near-term security concern of the United
States is the global economic crisis and its geopolitical implications.
The crisis has been ongoing…. Of course, all of us recall the dramatic
political consequences wrought by the economic turmoil of the 1920s and
1930s in Europe, the instability, and high levels of violent extremism.”

Intelligence Committee Vice-Chair Christopher Bond said the economic
crisis is now “the primary focus of the intelligence community.” As the
Army War College has warned, the response to this coming phase of the
economic crisis “might include use of military force against hostile
groups inside the United States. Further, DoD [the Department of
Defense] would be, by necessity, an essential enabling hub for the
continuity of political authority in a multi-state or nationwide civil
conflict or disturbance.”

Journalist Chris Hedges summed up this report:

“The specter of social unrest was raised at the US Army War College in November in a monograph titled ‘Known Unknowns: Unconventional ‘Strategic Shocks’ in Defense Strategy Development.’ …

The ‘widespread civil violence,’ the document said, ‘would force the
defense establishment to reorient priorities in extremis to defend basic
domestic order and human security.’

‘An American government and defense establishment lulled into
complacency by a long-secure domestic order would be forced to rapidly
divest some or most external security commitments in order to address
rapidly expanding human insecurity at home,’ it went on….

In plain English, something bureaucrats and the military seem
incapable of employing, this translates into the imposition of martial
law and a de facto government being run out of the Department of
Defense. They are considering it. So should you.”

III: The IMF Riot, Step 3.5

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International Monetary Fund is predicting a “social explosion” due to
this crisis. The IMF and World Bank have a long history of creating social upheaval. Leaked documents from within the World Bank refer to the next phase of the crisis as the “IMF riot.”

Journalist Greg Palast obtained classified planning documents,
which shed light on the covert economic imperial operations, Structural
Adjustment Programs, that the IMF, World Bank and US Treasury have used
in the past as a playbook for destabilizing and conquering foreign
nations. In the UK newspaper The Observer,
Palast interviewed Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, who
was a former World Bank Chief Economist and Senior Vice President, turned whistleblower.
They revealed the four-step IMF plan. Though the strategy is slightly
modified based on the nation being attacked, here in the United States
we are currently about to enter a variation of step-three, which is
currently being phased in throughout Europe. This step inevitably leads
to a significant portion of the population losing the ability to obtain
basic necessities essential for survival. Once this happens, riots
inevitably occur, or as they put it: step 3.5 is executed.

Here is how Palast and Stiglitz summed it up:

“At this point, according to Stiglitz, the IMF drags the
gasping nation to Step Three: market-based pricing - a fancy term for
raising prices on food, water and… gas.

This leads, predictably, to Step-Three-and-a-Half: what Stiglitz calls ‘the IMF riot’.

The IMF riot is painfully predictable. When a nation is, ‘down and
out, [the IMF] squeezes the last drop of blood out of them. They turn up
the heat until, finally, the whole cauldron blows up,’…

What Stiglitz did not know is that Newsnight obtained several documents from inside the World Bank. In one, last year’s Interim Country Assistance Strategy for Ecuador, the Bank several times suggests - with cold accuracy - that the plans could be expected to spark ’social unrest’.”

To sum up, the interlocked IMF and World Bank set the conditions for
’social unrest’ and then once it occurs they move to step-four, which is
the ultimate in disaster capitalism - they profit off the misery and the civilian population is then buried in a neo-feudal system of severe debt and poverty.

So what is the IMF saying right now about our situation in Europe and the US? A recent Telegraph report reads:

“IMF fears ’social explosion’ from world jobs crisis

America and Europe face the worst jobs crisis since the 1930s and
risk ‘an explosion of social unrest’ unless they tread carefully, the
International Monetary Fund has warned….

Olivier Blanchard, the IMF’s chief economist, said the percentage of
workers laid off for long stints has been rising with each downturn for
decades but the figures have surged this time. ‘Long-term unemployment
is alarmingly high: in the US, half the unemployed have been out of work
for over six months, something we have not seen since the Great
Depression,” he said….

The IMF said there may be a link between rising inequality within
Western economies and deflating demand. Historians say the last time
that the wealth gap reached such skewed extremes was in 1928-1929…”

To show you how insidious the IMF is, they have recently launched a propaganda campaign to publicly decry deficit budget cuts and austerity measures. However, behind the scenes they have been forcing implementation of them and making their usual demands for cuts in vital social services and public spending, once those cuts are in place, the riots obviously follow.

A recent Washington Post report states:

“IMF issues broad call for US financial prudence
Cut Social Security. Ditch the deduction for interest on home mortgages. Tax gasoline.
The United States recently opened itself to the most intense scrutiny
yet by the International Monetary Fund, and on Thursday was offered a
bitter pill when the agency criticized some well-defended aspects of
American culture — cheap fuel, subsidized housing, and a government
retirement check…. “

Economist Dean Baker writes:

“The central bankers and their accomplices at the IMF are
dictating policies to democratically elected governments. Their agenda
seems to be the same everywhere, cut back retirement benefits, reduce
public support for health care, weaken unions and make ordinary workers
take pay cuts.”

In another report Baker adds:

“The IMF program calls for cutbacks in government support
for healthcare, pensions, and a wide range of other public services. It
also calls for weakening labor market regulations that provide workers
with job security.

These recommendations are being given in a context where the world
economy is suffering from a massive shortfall of demand. In other words,
tens of millions of people are unemployed right now because there is
not enough spending to keep them employed. The IMF’s program is almost
certain to reduce spending further leading to even larger shortfalls in
demand and more unemployment….

The IMF’s track record gives us reason not only to question the
institution’s competence but also its motivations…. It is possible to
see a similar pattern in the IMF’s latest set of policy recommendations
to deal with the economic crisis.”

In an article entitled, “The Attack of the Real Black Helicopter Gang: The IMF Is Coming for Your Social Security,” Baker continues:

“Last week, the IMF told the United States that it needs
to start getting its budget deficit down. It put cutting Social Security
at the top of the steps that the country should take to achieve deficit
reduction. This one is more than a bit outrageous for two reasons…

While the IMF has no problem warning about retired workers getting
too much in Social Security benefits, it apparently could not find its
voice when the issue was the junk securities from Goldman Sachs or
Citigroup that helped to fuel the housing bubble.

The collapse of this bubble has not only sank the world economy, it
also destroyed most of the savings of the near retirees for whom the IMF
wants to cut Social Security. The vast majority of middle-income
retirees have most of their wealth in their home equity. This home
equity largely disappeared when the bubble burst.”

So the IMF and global banking cartel are setting the conditions for social unrest and pushing for policies that will provoke it, and the Pentagon is preparing for a military response. As scary and unbelievable as all this may sound, we are on a fast track to this scenario.

To Sum Up

The American and global economy have already been looted and
destroyed beyond repair. Most serious economists will admit that
governments have already exhausted their capital by bailing out the
banks and taking on unprecedented amounts of debt. The bailouts and
recent return to high profits were just the final phase of the looting
and a further consolidation of wealth on an unprecedented scale. There
are still tens of trillions of dollars in debt hidden off-the-books and hundreds of trillions
of dollars in dark pools of derivative liability. As the downturn
continues, there is nothing left to revive the economy, the reserves and
safety nets have already been stretched to their limits.

We have a political and economic system that has been overrun by
organized corruption and theft. Along with a mass media system that does
not inform the populace and has effectively marginalized and isolated
the majority of the population. Meanwhile, bubbling just under the
surface is a very heavily armed population with a militia movement that
has doubled in size over the past year, and their memberships continue
to rapidly grow. Without the necessary general political intelligence or
infrastructure to organize an effective mass non-violent movement, we are steamrolling toward spontaneous riots and outbursts of armed insurrection.

In other words, as this economic downturn continues, what is now a
passive and confused population will eventually devolve into an
explosion of violence. Without a coherent non-violent movement to
provide a viable alternative, without an outlet for severe and
legitimate grievances that provides any chance for urgently affecting
necessary political change, people will resort to violence as a last
desperate act of vengeance and frustration. As time passes, these
forgotten and isolated people, tens of millions of them, are
quickly running out of options, and they will act out just as exploited
people throughout the world always have.

A man who sparked a revolution against the same banking cartel that
has caused our crisis described the general attitude among a population
that successfully rebelled through armed insurrection:

“The people are weary of being oppressed, persecuted,
exploited to the maximum. They are weary of the wretched selling of
their labor-power day after day — faced with the fear of joining the
enormous mass of unemployed — so that the greatest profit can be wrung
from each human body, profit later squandered in the orgies of the
masters of capital….

The feeling of revolt will grow stronger every day among the peoples
subjected to various degrees of exploitation, and they will take up arms
to gain by force the rights which reason alone has not won them.”

Whatever your preconceptions of the man who said this may be, the
voice of Che Guevara can now be clearly understood and related to by the
overwhelming majority of people throughout the United States.
















 

Already, despite intensive propaganda, a stunning 80 percent of the US population
believes that the government has failed them. The health care and
financial reform bills have proven that our politicians are much more
concerned about the short-sighted necessity to please the Economic Elite
and raise campaign funds, than they are to understand the consequences
of millions of Americans being forced into situations where their very
survival is threatened. In a system where most elected officials are millionaires,
this lack of perspective and understanding is ultimately what will lead
to violence. Whether it is by arrogance or ignorance, perhaps both, it
appears that our ruling class has suicidal tendencies. Unless they
quickly recognize the growing threat posed by the dispossessed masses, our puppet politicians will themselves be in harm’s way.

To show you how incredibly out of touch our current elected officials
are, and to give you a clear indication of the prevailing attitude on
Capitol Hill, a recent report from the Washington Post summed up their response to the recent news that a record number of Americans are now living in poverty:

“The reluctance of political leaders on both sides of the
aisle to directly confront the fact that growing numbers of Americans
are slipping into poverty reflects a stubborn reality about the poor:
They are not much of a political constituency.

‘We talk to many people on Capitol Hill who do believe poverty is
important and is a blight on our nation, but we are also up against a
general recognition that poor people don’t vote in great numbers. And
they certainly aren’t going to be making campaign contributions. That
definitely puts them behind many other people and interests when
decisions are being made around here.’”

And that sums up our current crisis, doesn’t it? The “poor people don’t vote” and they don’t make “campaign contributions.”

As the Rage Against the Machine song goes, “The riot be the rhyme of the unheard.”

IV: Bang the Drums of War

How will this imperial fascist banking cartel respond to revolt? How
will they maintain their power over an increasingly radicalized and
hostile US population?

In an attempt to stave off organized rebellion, they are already
escalating their propaganda efforts in attempts to divide and distract
the population. The tactics of their divide and conquer strategy are
already on full display. Their mainstream media outlets have
drastically increased coverage and focused attention on the rhetoric of division
- using divisive issues like immigration, racism, religious bigotry,
the “lazy unemployed,” “entitlement welfare” and gay marriage to divide
and distract the population and prevent the masses from organizing
against their true oppressors.

This propaganda effort is only a temporary measure and will not
suffice over the long-term. As the economy continues to collapse, the
banking elite risk being overthrown as a result of their own greed. So
they will then turn to physical, military-based violence to suppress
populations that can no longer be controlled through propaganda and
economic coercion.

To paraphrase policy analyst Anatol Lieven, the classic strategy of
an endangered oligarchy is to divert discontent among the population
into nationalistic militarism. It is time, once again, to bang the drums of war
and “whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervor.” The source of the
following quote is unknown, but the evident wisdom of it is something
that we have already experienced firsthand in the recent past:

“Beware the leader who bangs the drum of war in order to
whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervor, for patriotism is indeed a
double-edged sword. It both emboldens the blood, just as it narrows the
mind. And when the drums of war have reached a fever pitch and the
blood boils with hate and the mind has closed, the leader will have no
need in seizing the rights of citizenry. Rather, the citizenry, infused
with fear and blinded by patriotism, will offer up all of their rights
unto the leader and gladly so.”

An increased external threat will lead to an increased internal
crackdown, which creates the pretext and conditions for a police state.
As we have already seen in the first phase of the crackdown on civil
liberties since the “War on Terror” began, when rioting and outbursts of
armed insurrection begin within the US, external threats, real or
imagined, will again be presented to justify extreme measures to
suppress American citizens, and to further repress and divert internal
dissent. Without an external enemy to rally the population against, the
population will rally against the pre-existing internal powers.

To put a slight twist on what Guy DeBord insightfully said back in
1988: the banking cartel “constructs its own inconceivable foe,
terrorism. Its wish is to be judged by its enemies rather than by its
results. The story of terrorism is written by the state and it is
therefore highly instructive. But they must always know enough to
convince them that, compared with terrorism, everything else must be
acceptable, or in any case more rational and democratic.”

V:The Chinese Scapegoat: Trade & Currency Wars

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millions of Americans and the majority of the global population look
for vengeance on those responsible for severely declining living
standards, the global banking cartel are not going to blame themselves,
so they will deflect blame to China, a most convenient target.

As a result of the crisis, national currencies are reeling, and the
dollar, although currently one of the strongest paper currencies, is
losing power as the crisis escalates. The IMF is working to replace the
dollar as the world reserve currency and have begun discussing the
possibility of making their Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) the new world
reserve currency. A plummeting dollar will obviously put the American
population in a severely desperate situation and the US-based banking
cartel needs an excuse to divert political backlash. In China, the
nation poised to replace the US as the preeminent global superpower,
they have the perfect scapegoat.

US-based global corporations have been shifting their business to
China and off-shoring millions of jobs to the region due to their
extremely low worker wages. So the American population is already
pre-disposed to blaming China, as opposed to the companies who are
exploiting the cheap labor. US politicians have been conveniently
shifting blame for unemployment from themselves to China. Meanwhile,
China also owns a significant portion of US national debt. US Admiral
Mike Mullen, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has recently
declared that the national debt is the number one security threat. As
Mullen stated,
“Tax payers will be paying around $600 billion in interest on the
national debt by 2012.” A significant portion of this interest will be
going to China.

As national governments attempt to survive in an increasingly hostile
global economy, trade and currency wars will flare up and escalate.
China is in perhaps the strongest position
to win these conflicts. China and Japan have just engaged in a fierce
currency battle. This currency battle is not to be underestimated. We
are talking about the world’s second and third largest economies, after
the United States. China has just overtaken Japan for the number two
position. The militant rhetoric
between these two nations is escalating. US politicians were quick to
jump on the situation with calls to classify China as a “currency
manipulator” and impose trade tariffs and penalties against them.

International economic reporter Barry Grey recently summed up the situation in an article entitled, “Economic crisis threatens to unleash global currency wars:”

“The eruption of currency exchange conflicts is bound up
with mounting signs that the global economic crisis is systemic, rather
than merely conjunctural, and growing fears that a genuine recovery is
not in the offing. The European sovereign debt crisis and the weakening
of US economic growth have led governments around the world to seek to
secure a greater share of export markets. Under conditions of slowing
growth and stagnant markets, this inevitably heightens trade conflicts
between competing capitalist nations.

In particular, the US and the European Union, spearheaded by the
export power Germany, have aggressively pursued a cheap currency policy
in order to gain a trade advantage against their rivals. Of the major
economic powers, Japan has suffered the greatest damage from these
policies, as investors and speculators have shifted from dollar- and
euro-denominated investments to the yen, driving up the currency’s
exchange rate.

This has embittered relations between Japan and both the US and the
EU. Japan has also denounced China for artificially keeping its currency
low while bidding up the yen by increasing its purchases of Japanese
government securities.”

The global banking cartel’s leading puppets on Capitol Hill, Senators
Chris Dodd, Chuck Schumer and Richard Shelby were all quick to attack
China. Barry Grey continued:

“In opening the Senate Banking Committee hearing,
Chairman Christopher Dodd declared China a currency manipulator and said
its ‘economic and trade policies’ present ‘roadblocks to our recovery.’
He went on to accuse China of stealing intellectual property, violating
international trade agreements and dumping goods. He also denounced
China for acquiring national resources in developing countries and
building up its military.

In his opening statement, the ranking Republican on the committee,
Richard Shelby of Alabama, declared, ‘There is no question that China
manipulates its currency in order to subsidize Chinese exports. The only
question is: Why is the administration protecting China by refusing to
designate it as a currency manipulator?’

Senator Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat, said, ‘China’s currency
manipulation is like a boot on the throat of our recovery and this
administration refuses to try to get China to remove that boot.’”

On top of all this, China has now overtaken the US as the world’s top energy consumer. Michael T. Klare reports on China’s new position of power:

“The main point: by becoming the world’s leading energy
consumer, China will also become an ever more dominant international
actor and so set the pace in shaping our global future.

Because energy is tied to so many aspects of the global economy, and
because doubts are growing about the future availability of oil and
other vital fuels, the decisions China makes regarding its energy
portfolio will have far-reaching consequences. As the leading player in
the global energy market, China will significantly determine not only
the prices we will be paying for critical fuels but also the type of
energy systems we will come to rely on. More importantly, China’s
decisions on energy preferences will largely determine whether China and
the United States can avoid becoming embroiled in a global struggle
over imported oil and whether the world will escape catastrophic climate
change.”

China’s rise in power, mixed with the decline of western economies
and the need for an external scapegoat sets up a global collision and
inevitable confrontation between vying superpowers. Currency and trade
wars will likely be a prelude to military confrontation.

VI: Moves Upon the Grand Chessboard

Based on early maneuvering it is evident that the masters of war have
already drawn up sides. You may have missed it, but the US, Israel and
the NATO Alliance have already put Iran, Lebanon, Syria, North Korea,
Venezuela, Russia and China on notice. And the “withdrawals” from Iraq
and the Af-Pak region are over-hyped. The occupation of these countries
continues with no end in sight. In fact, they aren’t withdrawing as
much as they are repositioning and shifting their forces, preparing for
an escalation. In many ways the wars in Iraq and Af-Pak have only been
the initial phase of a global attack, positioning forces and building
massive military bases in pivotal geo-strategic locations. The
operations in this region have essentially been a warm-up for much
wider-ranging attacks against much stronger countries. While most of
the US population is playing checkers, seeing the wars in Iraq and
Afghanistan as one-off battles, the global banking cartel is playing
chess, using these wars as only initial geo-strategic moves in a grand
strategy toward total world domination.

The intensity of military maneuvering presently occurring is alarming. Read through these recent news reports pulled from the AmpedStatus database, all from just the past few weeks, and let me know if you think I’m being extreme in foreseeing World War III:

  • US to Fund Israeli Purchase of 20 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters
  • US Waging ‘Shadow War’ in Dozen Countries
  • S.Korea, US to stage massive joint war games
  • US Military Offensive Against the July 2011 Af-Pak Timetable
  • China PLA warns U.S. over fresh military drill in region
  • The dangers of mounting US-China rivalry
  • America’s Biggest Jobs Program — the U.S. Military
  • US Arms ‘Bonanza’ in the Middle East
  • Chinese Military: The Chinese People Won’t Stand for US Provocation
  • Israel bulldozes Muslim graves in Jerusalem
  • U.S. Supersizes Afghan Mega-Base
  • US concerned other countries won’t respect Iraq’s ‘sovereignty’
  • US cuts $100m aid to Lebanon military
  • U.S. won’t leave Iraq’s energy reserves untended
  • US plans to sell F-15 jets to Saudi Arabia: report
  • Blackwater: $220 million in new contracts
  • Congress Spends Another $600 Million for Border Militarization
  • U.S. worried by Hamid Karzai’s attempt to assert control over corruption probes
  • Palestinians Denied Access to Water
  • Gates: Iraq occupation could go on
  • Petraeus beats the drums for endless war in Afghanistan
  • Israel-US Increase Military Cooperation, Hold Biggest Joint Infantry Exercise Ever
  • US, South Korea to Stage Another Military Exercise
  • The Philippines: America’s New Launchpad for the Militarization of Southeast Asia
  • U.S. and UK help train Kazakh troops in Russia’s backyard
  • India to order large number of Javelin anti-tank missiles from US
  • More US-NATO Military Bases: US Armed Forces in Central Asia
  • US, Vietnam step up defence co-operation amid China concerns
  • Speculation, debate over possible strike against Iran
  • Russian Foreign Minister defends Iran nuclear power plant
  • Colombia Court Blocks U.S. Military Accord Behind Regional Fight, Restricts Access to 7 Military Bases
  • Venezuela says it will still send gasoline to Iran
  • Venezuela threatens oil cut to US
  • Iran: Venezuela Risks US Action
  • Chávez and China: Challenging U.S. Interests | AEI
  • Canada-Russia airspace ’showdown’ over Arctic
  • Canada intercepted two Russian bombers near Arctic
  • Japan, US plan naval drill near disputed islets: report
  • China Restricts Exports of Rare Earth Minerals by 70pc,Tension with US escalating on several fronts
  • Moscow warns US on issue of Israeli aerial strikes against Iran
  • U.S. Global Strategy Targets Any Potential Challenger In Eurasia
  • Obama Signs $600M Bill to Increase Militarization of US-Mexico Border
  • Castro Warns of Nuclear War; Admiral Mullen Threatens Iran; US-Israel Vs. Iran-Hezbollah
  • Doesn’t Appear Washington Wants Diplomatic Relations With Venezuela
  • US talks Israel out of attacking Iran (for now)
  • US stresses military role in Iraq, combat brigades under different name
  • US Withdrawal Plan Marks “Privatization of Military Occupation”
  • U.S. Military Intervention in Africa: The New Blueprint for Global Domination
  • Ahmadinejad vows global response if Iran attacked
  • Iran Opens Its First Nuclear Power Plant With Russian Help
  • In Mideast Talks, Scant Hopes From the Beginning
  • Iran hopes Russia’s next step will be delivery of S-300 missiles system: MP
  • Iran working against Iraqi democracy: US general
  • US combat brigades still in Iraq: report
  • Karzai Stands Firm on Disbanding Private Security
  • Iran’s new drone bomber is ‘messenger of death for the enemies of humanity’
  • Costa Rica: US Warships Cause Unease
  • Israel Knesset Member Declares “We Are Preparing For War”
  • Pakistanis Nabbed Taliban Boss to Stop Peace Talks
  • Iran condemns possible US military action
  • Iran Calls for Formation of Islamic Union to Start New World Order
  • Four Israeli air strikes on Gaza
  • Two Minutes to Midnight? The Bomb-Iran Debate From Hell
  • The last chance to avoid a global trade war
  • Al-Shabab vows ‘massive’ Somali war
  • We Must Be Ready for War With China
  • Mass Assassinations Lie at the Heart of America’s Military Strategy in the Muslim World
  • US deplores ‘particularly outrageous’ Mogadishu carnage
  • Philippines: Pawn In U.S. Encirclement of China
  • Global Food Security and Sovereignty Threatened by “Land Grabs” in Poor Countries
  • US to spend $1.3 billion on Afghanistan bases
  • America’s top Marine challenges Obama’s Afghan pullout deadline
  • CIA sees increased threat from al-Qaeda in Yemen
  • U.S. Weighs Expanded Strikes in Yemen
  • JSOC is Hiring Interrogators and Covert Operatives for ‘Special Access Programs’
  • Report: Kim Jong-Il Goes to China
  • Canada Intercepts Russian Bombers — Again
  • Kim Jong-il Visits China as Carter Waits in North Korea for Talks on Imprisoned American
  • China Slams Pentagon Report
  • Mexico Drug War Violence Rages, 28k Killed
  • Tensions emerge between Rwanda and Western backers, China’s influence grows
  • “Alarm bells” ring for Australian government over deepening China-East Timor ties
  • US lawmaker urges France not to arm Lebanon army
  • Chairman Of Joint Chiefs Of Staff Says National Debt Is Biggest Threat To National Security
  • 18 nations wrap up mock terror exercise in Panama canal
  • U.S. Bid To Control Whole Korean Peninsula Threat To China, Russia
  • Canada Opens Arctic To NATO, Plans Massive Weapons Buildup
  • China announces navy drill ahead of U.S. show of force
  • Putin slams West for deceiving Russia
  • Putin: U.S. Rearming Georgia
  • Israel preparing to attack Syria: report
  • China Deploys Troops In Pakistani Kashmir
  • Israel Threatens War with Lebanon
  • U.S. expands sanctions on North Korea
  • Hamas targets Israeli-Palestinian talks by killing four Israelis
  • US drones will patrol entire southern border
  • Yellow Sea: U.S. Aegis Destroyers, S. Korean Subs In New Round of Drills
  • Pentagon report underscores rising US-China tensions
  • CIA Training Intelligence Agents For ‘State Sponsor Of Terrorism’ Sudan
  • Tony Blair: military intervention in rogue regimes ‘more necessary than ever’
  • France steps up military intervention in Sahel, Western Africa
  • German military report: Peak oil could lead to collapse of democracy
  • U.S.-Venezuela Links Teeter on the Brink
  • Pakistan’s Taliban threaten attacks in U.S., Europe
  • EU austerity policies risk civil war in Greece, warns top German economist
  • India to acquire advanced U.S.-made anti-ship missiles
  • Middle East Loses Trillions As U.S. Strikes Record Arms Deals
  • Is War About to Break Out on the Israeli-Lebanese Border?
  • NATO asks for 2000 more troops for Afghanistan
  • US ‘likely’ to keep troops in Iraq after 2011
  • U.S. Military Continues to Invest Hundreds of Millions in Iraq Bases
  • UN nuke agency warns monitoring of Iran hampered
  • Mideast talks a cover for US war preparations
  • Land grabs, biofuel demand raise global food-security risk
  • Anthrax War - the Malaysian Connection
  • Defense Contractor Money Fueling Push to Militarize the US-Mexico Border
  • US Government Report Argues for Police Force for American Interventions Overseas
  • 730 F-35 planes to be sold to Britain, Italy, Netherlands, Turkey, Canada, Australia, Denmark, Norway
  • U.S. to wrap up $2.5 billion Israel F-35 deal, Japan deal next
  • Cheney’s Oily Dream - Redrawing the Map of the Middle East
  • US and China at odds over North Korea
  • Pentagon says USS George Washington to join military drills off Korean Peninsula
  • Clinton: Mexico drug war bordering on ‘insurgency’
  • Land Grabs in Poor Countries Set to Increase
  • India: troops on alert as border dispute with China heats up
  • India: U.S. Completes Global Military Structure
  • Report: US must deal with domestic radical problem
  • Experts: Terrorism threat to U.S. now more homegrown
  • New York Times Pushes Confrontation with Iran
  • Largest US arms deal ever: Congress to be told of $60-billion US-Saudi arms deal, shoring up Arab allies against Iran
  • China-South Africa deals highlight great-power rivalry in Africa
  • German armed forces “reform” reflects growth of militarism
  • IMF fears ’social explosion’ from world jobs crisis
  • US embassy in Jordan warns of ‘imminent threat’ around Aqaba
  • Record level of US airstrikes hit Afghan militants
  • Hamas: Israeli aircraft strike Gaza as leaders talk peace
  • Obama’s Generals Push War for Yemen
  • US drones prowl Mexico
  • China’s currency manipulation: Flipping off America
  • Asia: Pentagon Revives And Expands Cold War Military Blocs
  • U.S. And NATO Strengthen Positions Along Russia’s Southern Flank
  • Russia vs Canada: Race for Oil-Rich Arctic Seabed
  • Economic crisis threatens to unleash global currency wars
  • Saudi king meets top US, Canadian counter-terror officials
  • China, Energy, and Global Power
  •  Somalia, The Next Afghanistan? UN’s top envoy warns on growing insurgency
  • Pentagon to funnel US arms to Yemen
  • China-Japan Tensions Escalate, As China Breaks Off High Level Contacts, Japanese Flag Burned In Protest
  • Gulf States Order $123 Billion of U.S. Weaponry to Counter Iran
  • Massive US Military Buildup Planned for Guam
  • So there we have it. The global Economic Elite
    have effectively looted and destroyed national economies worldwide, the
    propaganda system is quickly collapsing, and the masses are beginning
    to get restless. It’s time to move to the next phase of the attack.
    Preparations are already underway. We are on the road to World War III.

    VII: Resource Wars

    The Road to World War III - The Global Banking Cartel Has One Card Left to PlayAdd
    to this picture rapidly declining natural resources and an increasingly
    hostile and polluted environment with extreme weather events frequently
    pounding the globe. In the past decade the global corporate elite have
    already engaged in three major resource wars in Iraq, Af-Pak and
    Northern Africa.

    With a growing global population and an increasing demand for declining resources, we have already crossed a tipping point and are now in the ecological red.
    For the first time in human history, we are now consuming resources
    faster than nature can produce them. As developing countries like China
    and India attempt to live like western countries, there are simply not
    enough resources. The global economy is built on an unsustainable
    foundation. Instead of evolving and changing course, the entrenched
    banking power base is digging in further, and they run NATO, the private
    military complex and the US government. Based on the current policies
    that are in place, they have clearly already decided that they want to
    keep living business as usual and refuse to evolve and adapt to a
    rapidly changing environment. With this decision, they have effectively
    already decided to further escalate their oppression of the overwhelming
    majority of humanity, and this will lead to the death of literally hundreds of millions of people.

    The global banking cartel view the world’s limited resources as their
    property, and they have consistently proven that they have absolutely
    no hesitation in killing millions upon millions of people for
    these resources - just look at what they have already done in the recent
    past throughout Northern Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.

    In the years since Northern Africa was discovered to be “the richest patch of earth” due to large deposits of natural minerals that are needed to power computer technologies, over five million Africans, in just that region, have died as a result of war.

    The global elite have consistently used a strategy of arming and
    funding both sides of armed conflicts. While opposing populations kill
    each other off, they make off with their natural resources.
    When they confront a government that cannot be bribed or provoked into
    civil or regional war, they fund brutal death squads, attempt military
    coups and intimidate them by giving weapons to undemocratic neighboring
    regimes. If all that doesn’t work, they are declared a threat to
    national security and the US military, private contractors and NATO
    forces invade and occupy the country.

    These terrorist strategies are not limited to the Middle East and
    Africa, just ask our neighbors throughout Latin America about the School
    of the Americas. Contrary to popular belief, the horrendous torture
    techniques inflicted upon people in Abu Ghraib, Iraq were not an
    isolated incident. Many of those brutal torture techniques were developed over years by torturing innocent civilians throughout Latin America.

    The picture in Latin America today is one of inspiration. People throughout the region are rising up
    against the global corporate elite and claiming their rights and
    natural resources as their own, from Bolivia to Ecuador to Venezuela.
    This is another factor driving the “endangered oligarchy” into resorting
    to military desperation. The military coup in Honduras, the attempted
    coup in Venezuela, and the failed attempt to provoke Columbia and
    Venezuela into an armed conflict all clearly indicate where this
    situation is headed if the imperialist bankers get their way.

    The average American is dreadfully unaware of just how depraved these
    people are. The little regard they have for human life is beyond
    common comprehension.

    VIII: Private Military Complex

    The global elite have already used the “War on Terror” as a pretext
    to drastically increase military spending and build a massive private
    military and intelligence complex on the backs of the American taxpayer.
    According to an extensive report from the Washington Post, a stunning 1.2 million private contractors work in this complex. Most Americans are not aware that 69 percent of the soldiers deployed in our name are private contractors, and 80 percent of them are foreign nationals,
    meaning they are not even from the United States. Half of the people
    we have deployed in our name, who are funded by our tax dollars, are not
    even fighting for our country, they are fighting for a paycheck.

    Wars are a highly profitable racket, which gives an enormous
    incentive to keep them going. This is one of the reasons why the war
    in Afghanistan is now the longest war in US history. This system has
    led to a perpetual state of war. Military spending, although widely
    reported as being around $680 billion per year, is more accurately totaling over $1 Trillion per year. Of this staggering amount of annual spending, 25 percent of it goes unaccounted for, not counting the billions of our tax dollars lost to over-charging and all-out fraud.

    This private military complex has become so out of control that politicians are now forced to admit that they have no idea what is happening within it. As the Washington Post report revealed:

    “The top-secret world the government created in response
    to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, has become so large, so
    unwieldy and so secretive that no one knows how much money it costs, how
    many people it employs, how many programs exist within it or exactly
    how many agencies do the same work.

    These are some of the findings of a two-year investigation by The
    Washington Post that discovered what amounts to an alternative geography
    of the United States, a Top Secret America hidden from public view and
    lacking in thorough oversight. After nine years of unprecedented
    spending and growth, the result is that the system put in place to keep
    the United States safe is so massive that its effectiveness is
    impossible to determine.

    The investigation’s other findings include:

    * Some 1,271 government organizations and 1,931 private companies
    work on programs related to counterterrorism, homeland security and
    intelligence in about 10,000 locations across the United States.

    * An estimated 854,000 people, nearly 1.5 times as many people as
    live in Washington, D.C., hold top-secret security clearances.”

    There are so many unaccountable cells and competing factions within
    this complex, any one of them could go rogue and launch an attack on the
    US soil and make it look like another “terrorist” organization or
    nation executed it. This may sound too conspiratorial to the casual
    observer, but it would be stunningly naïve to think that in a
    massive complex like this, with so little oversight and accountability,
    given the huge sums of money at stake, that something tragic wouldn’t
    eventually occur. The implications are ominous, to say the least.

    We already had a proven act of internal domestic terror occur with the Anthrax attacks
    in 2001. It is not a stretch to think that any moves away from a state
    of permanent war, and any cut to military spending that would threaten
    the existence of many of the world’s largest and most powerful and
    profitable corporations, would result in an attack in hopes of inciting a
    military conflict. Former President Dwight Eisenhower’s warning
    against the “unwarranted influence” of the military industrial complex,
    and “the potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power” pales in
    comparison to the modern private military complex. While many of these
    companies currently rely on US tax dollars, they are not part of the
    government, they are global private entities with their own interests at
    heart, similar to the Federal Reserve banking system. In fact, when
    you peel back the layers, many of these private military companies are
    funded by the global banking cartel.

    When you understand the forces behind war, you must acknowledge the
    words of famed two-time Congressional Medal of Honor recipient US
    Brigadier General Smedley D. Butler. He accurately summed up the
    situation when he said:

    “I spent 33 years in the Marines, most of my time being a
    high-class muscle man for big business, for Wall Street and the
    bankers. In short, I was a racketeer for Capitalism…. The general public
    shoulders the bill. This bill renders a horrible accounting. Newly
    placed gravestones, Mangled bodies. Shattered minds. Broken hearts and
    homes. Economic instability. Back-breaking taxation for generations and
    generations.”

    To give just two brief examples of how the banking cartel operates
    behind the scenes during wars, consider the following. The genocidal
    carnage in Northern Africa that killed over 5.4 million people was enthusiastically supported by the IMF and World Bank. In a news report entitled, “The Business of War in the Democratic Republic of Congo,” Dena Montague and Frida Berrigan explained:

    “The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank
    have knowingly contributed to the war effort. The international lending
    institutions praised both Rwanda and Uganda for increasing their gross
    domestic product (GDP), which resulted from the illegal mining of DRC
    resources. Although the IMF and World Bank were aware that the rise in
    GDP coincided with the DRC war… they nonetheless touted both nations as
    economic success stories….”

    In another example of grotesque profiting off massive levels of
    death, banking cartel members made a fortune on the production of
    cluster bombs. The Guardian revealed the details:

    “The deadly trade in cluster bombs is funded by the
    world’s biggest banks who have loaned or arranged finance worth $20bn to
    firms producing the controversial weapons, despite growing
    international efforts to ban them.

    HSBC… has profited more than any other institution from companies
    that manufacture cluster bombs. The British bank… has earned a total of
    £657.3m in fees arranging bonds and share offerings for Textron, which
    makes cluster munitions…. Campaigners maintain the deadly weapons can
    explode years after combat, killing or maiming innocent people….

    Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, JP Morgan and UK-based Barclays Bank
    are also named among the worst banks [funding the production of cluster
    bombs]….

    Goldman Sachs, the US bank which made £3.19bn proft in just three
    months, earned $588.82m for bank services and lent $250m to [cluster
    bomb manufactures] Alliant Techsystems and Textron.”

    To sum all of this up, the global banking cartel and private military
    complex are a runaway virus that demands a permanent state of warfare.
    They are intrinsically parasitic in nature, they have devolved into a
    fascist enterprise that survives and profits off of destruction. If
    they don’t get a war, they will create one in the interest of their own
    self preservation. As former CIA Station Chief John Stockwell once
    explained: “Enemies are necessary for the wheels of the US military
    machine to turn.” This insight can now be extended to the global
    banking cartel. Enemies are now necessary for the wheels of the global
    banking cartel to turn.

    Under the cover of the “War on Terror” they have launched a massive
    campaign of violence abroad and have been systematically looting our
    economy and stripping of us civil liberties at home.

    So as the US and global population becomes more radical, and as the
    environment becomes more hostile, with increasingly limited natural
    resources, in a desperate attempt to maintain power the global banking
    cartel will escalate from economic attacks to worldwide military-based
    assaults. This is the clear path we are on - the road to World War III.

    IX: History Repeats Itself

    “History Repeats Itself, Coiling Down Into the Future.”
    – Natural Born Killers

    This may very well be a case of history repeating itself. Not to
    oversimplify an extremely complex situation, but this is all too similar
    to the origins of World War II. The looting of the masses by an
    unaccountable Wall Street elite led to the Great Depression and set the
    conditions for WWII. Desperate and impoverished populations
    increasingly supported more and more extreme leaders. The conditions
    are now so ripe for world war that Noam Chomsky has convincingly
    compared modern-day America to Weimar Germany
    prior to the outbreak of WWII. Research the history of pre-war
    societies and you will see for yourself how our current political
    environment fits historical precedent like a glove.

    As mentioned before, the roots of our current crisis can be directly
    traced back to the aftermath of World War II. In the ruins of WWII grew
    global institutions like the IMF and World Bank. It also gave us the
    National Security Act and the CIA. All were central and pivotal in
    creating the crisis which we are now confronted with.

    After analyzing our current crisis and studying well-established
    historical precedents, one must conclude that creating a world war is
    the last card the global bankers have left to play, other than conceding power, and history has taught us that the ruling class never concedes power. Of course the one-tenth of one percent of the global population hoarding our wealth could give back a significant amount of the $39 Trillion
    they looted from us (not counting what they have hidden in offshore
    accounts). That would certainly go a long way to fixing the crisis they
    have caused, but again, the ruling class has never conceded power, no matter how excessive and ill-gotten their gains.

    So brace yourself… unless we significantly change our present course, we are on the road to World War III.

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    Mydixie Wrecked's picture

    I read the whole thing already! Gold bitchez! (just wanted to be first with that ridiculous ZH thing)

    traderjoe's picture

    I don't put much stock in the junk button anymore (unless the numbers get high), but I wonder if you got junked because you used "bitchez" or because you called it ridiculous (even if in jest)? Could go either way...

    t0mmyBerg's picture

    This post or "book" lacks substance and detracts from the credibility of Zero Hedge.

    Hulk's picture

    at least one for the ridiculous comment...

    GoinFawr's picture

    I second that, Hulk. Just don't get angry, ok?

    Arkadaba's picture

    Hey I linked to this twice over the weekend in comments - I don't even get a hat tip? Joking (sort of). I'm really glad you are showcasing this because it is an excellent analysis.

    Village Idiot's picture

    "...Joking (sort of)."

     

    "Kidding On The Square."  phrase from a bygone era.

    been there done that's picture

    OK, a pat on the back for you. I missed it. While it sounds pretty extreme and you'd have to spend time verifying every referenced article and fact, it sounds about right unfortunately.

    Pondmaster's picture

    1. 2012 ? Election year , Mayan calendar ? fail

    2. ZH turning into a paranoid Net tabloid akin to the Enquirer .

    3. ZH going to include for our reading enjoyment all parts of this books drivel . Fail 

    4. You can tell a paranoid religion by its similarities to other paranoid religions . Aka IMF , World Bank , Fed , CIA . Funny no mention of the Illuminati . Maybe in next installment.

    5. Thinking of printing out this book installment and wrapping fish and game entrails with it .

    6. Stick to thine own ZH - markets , markets , markets !! This blurb was low class and insults average intelligence

     

     

    wake the roach's picture

    Stick to thine own ZH - markets , markets , markets !! This blurb was low class and insults average intelligence

     

    Yes, because the mindbending reality of the extraordinary and unprecedented global challenges we now face that are threatening the survival of our young global civilization and our very existence as a living species, have nothing to do with macroeconomics and markets, markets, markets... Its all just some collective paranoid fantasy we're having here, forgive us mr average intelligence, for we know not what we do...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0O7_3o3BrI

    Also, I will junk my own comment for you... Oh, and I like money, and boobies...

     

    DaveyJones's picture

    unfortunately too many boobies are like most peoples money, fake and inflated.

    Sean7k's picture

    As if the only thing that matters is "markets". ZH is one of the best news outlets I have ever read- if only because they print whatever is available and ALLOW you to decide it's relevance. It may be important, it may be ridiculous- but it is usually thought provoking and a good test for your analytical skills. 

    This piece has an interesting dichotomy. One, it presents an accurate overall assessment of what is happening in the world today. If you are well read, you would realize this. The efforts of the elite and their various fronts (the IMF, BIS, World Bank. etc) are well documented and leave readily identifiable results.

    However, I would question parts of the analysis- it creates the feeling of hopelessness that is typical of elite literature. The overwhelming burden a massive power structure can exert on it's foes- us. Perhaps, the full text will present possible strategies to confront these actions, I hope it does. 

    For me, it is simple. In the face of such an onslaught, the solutions are easy:

    1. Eliminate the government tit from your life.

    2. Live without debt

    3. Eliminate fiat currency from your life as much as possible. Place your wealth in real assets: food, land, water and gold.

    4. Work to remove yourself from the entanglements of citizenship.

    5. Subvert the ruling paradigm.

    The powers that are rely on our weakness and disorganization. They revel in our feelings of powerlessness. They present a face of overwhelming force. However, they are weak- they are few, they depend on their ability to use fiat currency to pay labor and then steal it back through government action.

    As the author indicates- their blueprint is very visible from past actions in the developing world and from previous actions by CB's starting with the Bank of England. ALL of these actions require Fractional Reserve Currency systems. They all require taxation and large bureaucracies we call governments.

    As long as we allow others to have power and control over our actions, we will wear the chains of slavery. Make no mistake- it is OUR inaction and acquiesence that makes their power possible. It will be our action that makes liberty possible. We just have to say no, knowing that the repercussions can be dire. 

    doolittlegeorge's picture

    This is the best September since '39 so you have precedent.  Needless to say "'39 is a big precedent."  Also the conflict between the World Bank and the IMF is a REALLY big deal so "leaked documents from the WB" are a must read.  This stuff is probably beyond most of your readers but it's a great post and obviously a challenging read.  One aspect you do not touch upon (because of clown George Washington) is called the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.  That ain't no private army.  With what France and Germany are doing it makes an orgainzation like that potentially a big deal.  If you wish for me to explain i can "give you a history lesson."  But you gotta ask nicely.  I said "you gotta ask nicely."

    blindfaith's picture

    yes, and as far as history goes and the rich bankers power...A MUST SEE is PBS series:

    "The American Experience, history of New York"

    All this goes back farther than you think to the early 1800's getting a real foothold in 1850 New York.   This is a generational plan handed down father to son, father to son.

    If YOU don't think so, you are naive to history and the truth that stares you in the face.

    williambanzai7's picture

    "When trillions of dollars are looted from the economy, and the people who did the looting are not held accountable and are allowed to remain in positions of power, only a fool would think that the economy would improve."

    This is great stuff. Tnx for posting it!

    SpeakerFTD's picture

    Without a coherent non-violent movement to provide a viable alternative, without an outlet for severe and legitimate grievances that provides any chance for urgently affecting necessary political change, people will resort to violence as a last desperate act of vengeance and frustration.

    This is, in essence, my take on the Tea Party.  A last gasp at the re-establishment of a citizen-focused, republican government.   It will inevitably fail, of course.  If the Tea Party makes significant inroads in November, the elites will conjure a false flag attack or "necessary" war to refocus its truant serfs on the "real" enemy.

    Hot Shakedown's picture

    Bottom line, the Tea Party leaves out 2 key aspects for change:

    1. ending the fed

    2. scaling back the Military Industrial Complex

    How is their current mission taken seriously? Glenn Beck is merely a 'controled' adversary.

     

    RockyRacoon's picture

    You forgot something:  Don't you dare touch their Medicare or Social Security!

    Of course, any other Gov't Program added to those is Socialism.

    Let's get it together folks.

    UGrev's picture

    +1. I'm having a hard time getting behind a lot of the candidates but I don't have much of a choice. It's progressive, douche-nozzles or Tea Party and I sure as hell am NOT going with any progressive's. The problem is, I keep hearing the TP candidates say things that I'm really in favor of and they go and say something like ".. and I'll save Social Security".. and I'm like.. NOOOO!! let it die!!

    DoChenRollingBearing's picture

    + 1 UGrev.

    Let them die, slowly so those affected can plan, but these entitlements have to go.  We cannot afford them.

    SpeakerFTD's picture

    All your comments are spot on.   A healthy portion of the Tea Party is the Ron Paul, End-the-Fed, End-the-Wars segment of society, but because the Tea Party is such a disparate coalition, and therefore, so easily subverted, those messages are easily swallowed up by populist messages like Cut Spending (except My Spending).   For example, the original Tea Party had nno particular love for Sarah Palin, but now she has established herself as Tea Party Queen, with the willing help of a media gleeful at a subversion of the original Tea Party message.

    UGrev's picture

    I personally have no favorable opinion of her as a politician. As a person, I'm sure she's as nice as can be. I just can't support her as a politician much less vote for her for any office. She's a political train wreck in my opinion. 

    Glass Steagall's picture

    Didn't the last election teach us anything? If your favorite candidate didn't get assassinated, they probably weren't that good. How hard is this stuff?

    UGrev's picture

    All the elections have taught me that it's a choice between "Suck" and "Suck Less". This year has far been populated with a number of "Sucks Less" people (IMO). Seriously, who in their right mind would vote for someone like Chuck Schumer? Merely speaking his name makes me want to scrub my body with a brillo pad. 

    Conrad Murray's picture

    You have to remember, there are two major TEA Parties.  There's the Libertarians who follow Ron Paul, and there's the Sarah Palin branch which is just the GOP trying to steal the movement's thunder.

    The real TEA Party wants to do exactly what you say, and far more.  Unfortunately, they're quickly being drowned out...and quite intentionally.

    hugolp's picture

    Last time I checked the Tea Party was against the Fed.

    The military opinions of the majority of the Tea Party are really awful, that is true.

    Bringin It's picture

    I think you're mistaken.  Sarah P. is opposed to the FED?!?  That could hurt her earnings potential.

    Without taking on the Fed, all talk of change is empty rhetoric.

    Conrad Murray's picture

    Please see my above comment.  Palin is absolutely NOT representative of the original(real!) TEA Party.  She is a GOP plant.  Don't buy into the media's tricks!  The social conservative scumdogs DO NOT represent the TEA Party, just as the Statists should not be the face of the Democrats (although they have been for a century or so).  The TEA Party is attempting to infiltrate the right wing of the Progressive party  ("republicans") in order to bring at least one of the parties to somwhere outside of RINO DINO land.  Fuck you two party system, FUCK YOU!

    Bringin It's picture

    Conrad - It's compromised.  It's been decapitated.  Apparently the GWOT and the Fed are sacrosanct.  I admit, I liked the idea when it started too, but time to admit it's over.  Time to find a new vehicle.

    Max Hunter's picture

    Awful might be an understatement. I went to the last April 15th rally in a major city. I will never go to another and have sworn off my support of this movement. It has been completely and utterly infiltrated by war mongering neo-con retards.

    The real libertarians and constitutionalists need to go back to the drawing board and start from scratch..

    Actually, on second thought, there is no hope with the current system. With the MSM supplying the hypnotizing waves of ignorance for the masses, there is no chance of the extreme breakdown of this current system that is necessary.

    dark pools of soros's picture

    the tea party is a mix of kooks, but Christine is harping against the fed and keynesian fantasy....

     

    http://www.libertarianrepublican.net/2010/09/christine-odonnell-strident-hayekian.html

     

    but i wonder if liberty is the new change

    RockyRacoon's picture

    ...Christine is harping against the fed and Keynesian fantasy....

    Mix that with her religious beliefs and you have a negative number.

    Nothing trumps stupid, except perhaps removing an incumbent.

    Bringin It's picture

    I'm not even gonna check because I have such a strong feeling she's gung-ho about killing Muslims and is part of the eternal GWOT forever program.

    surfsup's picture

    Repubs co opted Tea Party... Was originally started by Ron Paul and it was all about ending the fed AND un needed wars...  

    stollcri's picture

    I don't think the Republicans are thrilled about absorbing the TEA party folks, but they probably have no choice. The TEA party could have maybe compromised our one party system (but probably not), and if the right broke free then the left would have broken free as well. Then where would we be?

    Conrad Murray's picture

    Collectivist vs Individualist.  State vs Man.  God vs Government.  Right vs Wrong. 

    I see the TEA Party, which is nothing but libertarian-minded people, as the first real wedge in the one party-two head system.  It is a goddamn shame it's being absorbed by the same pieces of shit that have ran us into the ground since Jefferson.  Study your history, know your neighbors, love your family.  The media is failing us as the fourth estate, and unless we can rouse them from their dick-gargling state, things are going to get very ugly.

    stollcri's picture

    God vs Government?

    On another note, I can appreciate the libertarian mindset, but from my perspective there are some practical limitations to it. Firstly, libertarians seem to be willing to extend their values to corporations, which were however not endowed by their creator with certain unalienable right (their creators being men have no authority to bestow unalienable rights upon them), this could allow companies to water down personal liberties. Secondly, I am not aware of any states with libertarian qualities that were not either conquered or transformed into something less libertarian.

    It is important to note that Jefferson lived a long time and that his views changed over the course of his life. Anyone who evokes Jefferson should be mindful that even Jefferson himself may not in fact agree with them.

    I think that the media/entertainment industry would have been part of the first estate to the extent that they would not have been in the second estate.

    Quinvarius's picture

    The Tea Party is typically American.  They are angry people who were told to just be angry people and given no concrete reasons on why they should be angry people.  They are an angry club because it is trendy.  Sure, there may be some in there who get it.  But good luck to them in trying to explain to the other 99% that a black president, a Mexican doing roofing, and losing their Medicare are not the earth shattering issues they believe them to be.  The Tea Party is just another idiotic baby boomer tantrum.  They have come full circle from WoodStock.

    Bringin It's picture

    Bottom line, the Tea Party leaves out 2 key aspects for change:

    1. ending the fed

    2. scaling back the Military Industrial Complex

    That's stickin' the fork appropriately where it belongs in the TP because it ain't no engine of change.  More like a bait and switch maneuver.

    GoinFawr's picture

     Bringin' It has brought it.

    Those two rally points are crucial, and exactly where America needs to start; they get covered and a whole lot of good shit will follow.

    AIMHO, natch.

    Village Idiot's picture

    Looking forward to part II.

    DoChenRollingBearing's picture

    Me too Village.

    While this piece is very interesting, I still have doubts about the whole bankster-led-conspiracy is the cause of our problems and that the apparent fascist solutions are what is inevitable.  Still, this is great food for thought.

    It is certainly true that resource scarcity is going to be a huge problem in the years to come.

    SphincterSaysBernanke's picture

    He forgot the aliens, cmon now. Is anybody else watching "the Watchers"?

    mnevins2's picture

    My concern, for the past 6-9 months, is that people will start writing along these type of lines - thus making it easier for more and more of this sort of stuff - and I know that this is on the mind/lips of many Americans right now.

    I don't think that this is a good thing. Why? Because it's possible, very possible - and we're not seeing anything being done, other than bread and circuses, to deal with the issues making this possible.

    I'm a rock-rib conservative - AND I say if we're not sending the more genteel Madoff's to jail - then raise the income tax on incomes above $1million. I'm guessing that not too many of them are part of the "77 percent" living paycheck to paycheck.

    I believe that this action would enable a little bit of the boiling steam to escape from the societal kettle and thus make "violence," etc. far less likely. Trust me, Buffet and Munger are NOT helping the pot to simmer - as their comments are just adding fuel to the fire. Are they complete idiots or members of the Antoinette society? Both?

    We have a wonderful country and it is full of very smart and patriotic people - left, middle and right - but right now it appears as if our ruling class is more interested in the golden calf of power than to listen to the angst and discord from the voters.

    Will November make a difference? I am praying for it!

    Conrad Murray's picture

    I'm with you being hopeful, but there is far too much to fix I fear.  We have strayed SO FAR off the path of our classical liberal founding that it seems only revolution will suffice.  And really, there are too many intertwined interests in our country (military-industrial-financial-congressional-media) that even that may not be possible.  We allowed a standing army to exist, and now it will be used against us as the founders feared; and they have some serious fucking tools.  World war may be the only possible outcome.