Guest Post: The Linchpin Lie: How Global Collapse Will Be Sold To The Masses

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Submitted by Brandon Smith of Alt-Market blog,

In our modern world there exist certain institutions of power.  Not government committees, alphabet agencies, corporate lobbies, or even standard military organizations; no, these are the mere “middle-men” of power.  The errand boys.  The well paid hitmen of the global mafia.  They are not the strategists or the decision makers. 

Instead, I speak of institutions which introduce the newest paradigms.  Who write the propaganda.  Who issue the orders from on high.  I speak of the hubs of elitism which have initiated nearly every policy mechanism of our government for the past several decades.  I am talking about the Council On Foreign Relations, the Tavistock Institute, the Heritage Foundation (a socialist organization posing as conservative), the Bilderberg Group, as well as the corporate foils that they use to enact globalization, such as Monsanto, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, the Carlyle Group, etc.

Many of these organizations and corporations operate a revolving door within the U.S. government.  Monsanto has champions, like Donald Rumsfeld who was on the board of directors of its Searle Pharmaceuticals branch, who later went on to help the company force numerous dangerous products including Aspartame through the FDA.  Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan have a veritable merry-go-round of corrupt banking agents which are appointed to important White House and Treasury positions on a regular basis REGARDLESS of which party happens to be in office.  Most prominent politicians are all members of the Council on Foreign Relations, an organization which has openly admitted on multiple occasions that their goal is the destruction of U.S. sovereignty and the formation of a “one world government” or “supranational union” (their words, not mine).

However, one organization seems to rear its ugly head at the forefront of the most sweeping mass propaganda operations of our time, and has been linked to the creation of the most atrocious military methodologies, including the use of false flag events.  I am of course referring to the Rand Corporation, a California based “think tank” whose influence reaches into nearly every sphere of our society, from politics, to war, to entertainment. 

The Rand Corporation deals in what I would call “absolute gray”.  The goal of the group from its very inception was to promote a social atmosphere of moral ambiguity in the name of personal and national priority.  They did this first through the creation of “Rational Choice Theory”; a theory which prescribes that when making any choice, an individual (or government) must act as if balancing costs against benefits to arrive at an action that maximizes personal advantage.  Basically, the ends justify the means, and moral conscience is not a factor to be taken seriously if one wishes to be successful. 

Hilariously, rational choice theory has been attacked in the past by pro-socialist (collectivist) critics as “extreme individualism”; a philosophy which gives us license to be as “self serving” as possible while feeling patriotic at the same time.  In reality, the socialists should have been applauding Rand Corporation all along. 

What Rand had done through its propaganda war against the American people was to infuse the exact culture of selfishness needed to push the U.S. towards the socialist ideal.  At the onset of any communist or national socialist society (sorry socialists, but they do indeed come from the same collectivist mindset), the masses are first convinced to hand over ultimate power to the establishment in order to safeguard THEMSELVES, not others.  That is to say, the common collectivist man chooses to hand over his freedoms and participate in totalitarianism not because he wants what is best for the world, but because he wants what is best for himself, and he believes servitude to the system will get him what he wants with as little private sacrifice as possible (you know, except for his soul…). 

The psychologist Carl Jung notes in his observations of collectivism in Nazi Germany and Stalinist Russia that most citizens of those nations did not necessarily want the formation of a tyrannical oligarchy, but, they went along with it anyway because they feared for their own comfort and livelihoods.  Many a German supported the Third Reich simply because they did not want to lose a cushy job, or a steady paycheck, or they liked that the “trains ran on time”.  Socialism is by far the most selfish movement in history, despite the fact that they claim to do what they do “for the greater good of the greater number”.

Rand also used Rational Choice Theory as a means to remove questions of principle from the debate over social progress.  Rational Choice propaganda commonly presents the target audience with a false conundrum.  A perfect example would be the hardcore propaganda based television show ‘24’ starring Kiefer Sutherland, in which a government “anti-terrorism” agent is faced with a controlled choice scenario in nearly every episode.  This choice almost always ends with the agent being forced to set aside his morals and conscience to torture, kill, and destroy without mercy, or, allow millions of innocents to die if he does not.

Of course, the real world does not work this way.  Life is not a chess game.   Avenues to resolution of any crisis are limited only by our imagination and intelligence, not to mention the immense number of choices that could be made to defuse a crisis before it develops.  Yet, Rand would like you to believe that we (and those in government) are required to become monstrous in order to survive.  That we should be willing to forgo conscience and justice now for the promise of peace and tranquility later.

This is the age old strategy of Centralization; to remove all choices within a system, by force or manipulation, until the masses think they have nothing left but the choices the elites give them.  It is the bread and butter of elitist institutions like Rand Corporation, and is at the core of the push for globalization.

In my studies on the developing economic disaster (or economic recovery depending on who you talk to) I have come across a particular methodology many times which set off my analyst alarm (or spidey-sense, if you will).  This latest methodology, called “Linchpin Theory”, revolves around the work of John Casti, a Ph.D. from USC, “complexity scientist” and “systems theorist”, a Futurist, and most notably, a former employee of Rand Corporation:

Casti introduces his idea of “Linchpin Theory” in his book “X-Events:  The Collapse Of Everything”, and what I found most immediately striking about the idea of “Linchpin Events” was how they offered perfect scapegoat scenarios for catastrophes that are engineered by the establishment. 

Linchpin Theory argues that overt social, political, and technological “complexity” is to blame for the most destructive events in modern human history, and it is indeed an enticing suggestion for those who are uneducated and unaware of the behind the scenes mechanics of world events.  Casti would like you to believe that political and social tides are unguided and chaotic; that all is random, and disaster is a product of “chance” trigger events that occur at the height of a malfunctioning and over-complicated system.

What he fails to mention, and what he should well know being a member of Rand, is that global events do not evolve in a vacuum.  There have always been those groups who see themselves as the “select”, and who aspire to mold the future to there personal vision of Utopia.  It has been openly admitted in myriad official observations on historical events that such groups have had a direct hand in the advent of particular conflicts.  

For instance, Casti would call the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria an “X-event”, or linchpin, leading to the outbreak of WWI, when historical fact recalls that particular crisis was carefully constructed with the specific mind to involve the U.S.

Norman Dodd, former director of the Committee to Investigate Tax Exempt Foundations of the U.S. House of Representatives, testified that the Committee was invited to study the minutes of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace as part of the Committee's investigation. The Committee stated:

"The trustees of the Foundation brought up a single question.  If it is desirable to alter the life of an entire people, is there any means more efficient than war.... They discussed this question... for a year and came up with an answer: There are no known means more efficient than war, assuming the objective is altering the life of an entire people.  That leads them to a question: How do we involve the United States in a war.  This was in 1909."

So, long before the advent of Ferdinand’s assassination, plans were being set in motion by globalist interests to draw the U.S. into a large scale conflict in order to “alter the life, or thinking, of the entire culture”.  When a group of people set out to direct thinking and opportunity towards a particular outcome, and the end result is a culmination of that outcome, it is obviously not coincidence, and it is definitely not providence.  It can only be called subversive design. 

In the economic arena, one might say that the collapse of Lehman Bros. was the “linchpin” that triggered the landslide in the derivatives market which is still going on to this day.  However, the derivatives market bubble was a carefully constructed house of cards, deliberately created with the help of multiple agencies and institutions.  The private Federal Reserve had to artificially lower interest rates and inject trillions upon trillions into the housing market, the international banks had to invest those trillions into mortgages that they KNEW were toxic and likely never to be repaid.  The Federal Government had to allow those mortgages to then be chopped up into derivatives and resold on the open market.  The ratings agencies had to examine those derivatives and obviously defunct mortgages and then stamp them AAA.  The SEC had to ignore the massive fraud being done in broad daylight while sweeping thousands of formal complaints and whistle blowers under the rug.

This was not some “random” event caused by uncontrolled “complexity”.  This was engineered complexity with a devious purpose.  The creation of the derivatives collapse was done with foreknowledge, at least by some.  Goldman Sachs was caught red handed betting against their OWN derivatives instruments!  Meaning they knew exactly what was about to happen in the market they helped build!  This is called Conspiracy…

One might attribute Casti’s idea to a sincere belief in chaos, and a lack of insight into the nature of globalism as a brand of religion.  However, in his first and as far as I can tell only interview with Coast To Coast Radio, Casti promotes catastrophic “X-Events” as a “good thing” for humanity, right in line with the Rand Corporation ideology.  Casti, being a futurist and elitist, sees the ideas of the past as obsolete when confronted with the technological advancements of the modern world, and so, describes X-event moments as a kind of evolutionary “kickstart”, knocking us out of our old and barbaric philosophies of living and forcing us, through trial by fire, to adapt to a more streamlined culture.  The linchpin event is, to summarize Casti’s position, a culture’s way of “punishing itself” for settling too comfortably into its own heritage and traditions.  In other words, WE will supposedly be to blame for the next great apocalypse, not the elites…  

I might suggest that Casti's attitude seems to be one of general indifference to human suffering in the wake of his "X-Events", and that he would not necessarily be opposed to the deaths of millions if it caused the "advancement" of humanity towards a particular ideology.  His concept of "advancement" and ours are likely very different, though.  I suspect that he is well aware that X-Events are actually tools at the disposal of elitists to generate the "evolution" he so desires, and that evolution includes a collectivist result.

With almost every major economy on the globe on the verge of collapse and most now desperately inflating, taxing, or outright stealing in order to hide their situation, with multiple tinderbox environments being facilitated in the Pacific with China, North Korea, and Japan, and in the Middle East and Africa with Egypt, Syria, Iran, Pakistan, Yemen, Mali, etc., there is no doubt that we are living in a linchpin-rich era.  It is inevitable that one or more of these explosive tension points will erupt and cause a chain reaction around the planet.  The linchpin and the chain reaction will become the focus of our epoch, rather than the men who made them possible in the first place.

Strangely, Casti’s theory was even recently featured in an episode of the ABC mystery/drama show “Castle”, called “Linchpin” (what else?), in which a writer turned detective uncovers a plot by a “shadow group” to use the research of the innocent Dr. Nelson Blakely (apparently based on Casti) to initiate a collapse of the U.S. economy by assassinating the ten-year-old daughter of a prominent Chinese businessman, triggering a dump of U.S. Treasuries by China and fomenting WWIII:

Now, I think anyone with any sense can see where this is going.  Casti and Rand Corporation are giving us a glimpse into the future of propaganda.  This is what will be written in our children’s history books if the globalists have their way. The fact that Linchpin Theory is featured in a primetime television show at all is a testament to Rand Corporation’s influence in the media.  But, as for the wider picture, are the trigger points around us really just a product of complex coincidence? 

Not a chance. 

Each major global hot-spot today can easily be linked back to the designs of international corporate and banking interests and the puppet governments they use as messengers.  Casti claims that “X-events” and “linchpins” cannot be accurately predicted, but it would seem that they can certainly be purposely instigated. 

The globalists have stretched the whole of the world thin.  They have removed almost every pillar of support from the edifice around us, and like a giant game of Jenga, are waiting for the final piece to be removed, causing the teetering structure to crumble.  Once this calamity occurs, they will call it a random act of fate, or a mathematical inevitability of an overly complex system.  They will say that they are not to blame.  That we were in the midst of “recovery”.  That they could not have seen it coming.

Their solution will be predictable.  They will state that in order to avoid such future destruction, the global framework must be “simplified”, and what better way to simplify the world than to end national sovereignty, dissolve all borders, and centralize nation states under a single economic and political ideal? 

Is it the Hegelian Dialectic all over again?  Yes.  Is it old hat feudalism and distraction?  Yes.  But, I have to hand it to Casti and Rand Corporation; they certainly have refined the argument for collectivism, centralization, technocracy, slavery, moral relativism, and false-flag dupery down to a near science…

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All Risk No Reward's picture

Unless they aren't.

The minions who actually push the paper are forked.  That's all part of the OWNERS' plan.

The OWNER CLASS doesn't push paperwork.  They aren't forked, they will be richly rewarded as they turn their trillions in debt notes to actual hard assets...  meaning your community's stuff.

They bust the economy, people can't pay their debts, the physical is transferred to their TBTF&J corporate fronts, whatever they don't confiscate through banqueroute (the French word for bankruptcy), they will buy up for pennies on the dollar with all the trillions they are looting right now.

When it is time for the Great Multiple Claims Extinguishment, they will protect their monetary assets and the citizens will be picked so clean the vultures will be frozen in a state of awe.

Then they will buy up most of what they didn't seize for pennies on the dollar.

Hyperinflation will be a foot note for most, but it will come when it is time to balance the books, proclaim that "capitalism failed" and then the criminals coronate themselves as the de facto world government.

Either you have a bizarre definition of "forked" or you might want want to think this through in a bit more depth.

Lore's picture

HAB has spoken. Let his opinions comfort him at night.


q99x2's picture

To me the article was good except for the implied conclusion that the end result would be as planned. Just like you mention in your comment.

But the author does bring to light a number of things that are taking place due to greed and control to deliver wealth into the hands of the elite (not Jews as you mention).

Also the mention of TV shows was great because the shows on TV today are easily back engineered to arrive at a conclusion. Whether it is intentional or simply because most of the script writers are well of what is taking place or they are writing because they are paid to write that crap is not relevant. The media is reflecting a set of conditions that are apparently based on corporate/government interests.

From your comment I assume you believe that the institutions mentioned are somehow Jewish in nature--whatever that means. I'm not sure how the author's statement about Nazi's relates to that premise.

Anyhow I liked the article and your comment because together they presented more meaningful information than otherwise possible.

Half_A_Billion_Hollow_Points's picture

Yes, it's all going to the parasite elite--unless there's a revolution.  What I'm ranting about is the trivial scapegoating into one group or another (e.g., people blaming "group X" for everything), and the idea that this "precise engineering for screwing up the people" for, say, 2020 takes place or even works.   


I'm not ranting against conspiracies--anyone with a brain can see they're there; or at least can google Corzine, Libor, "The justice dept has to measure if prosecuting will hurt the economy", etc.  


But even "the elite" has shades of gray.  There are 4 quadrants:  Parasite Poor (sucking the tits), Parasite Elite (TBTF, Military Industrial Complex, Government-sponsored sectors).  They are and will continue to benefit more and more from the robbery of the *productive poor* and the *productive elite*.  

Clashfan's picture

The TV crap is programming. That's why they call it programming. No conspiracy theory necessary. It's there to control and guide our thoughts, to manufacture a culture. How butt stupid can anyone be to miss that?

People need to read Inside the LC.

willwork4food's picture

Please allow me:

You make it sound like there are NO conspiracies and the mere suggesting of them is scapegoating, ignorance or anti-semitism. Yes, there are. Allow me to write a slightly higher educated format:

There are TWO types in ZH:

Type 1:

The intelligent ones who graduated from High School or at least obtained their GED. Very likely college and post graduate degress are the norm. But many are just blue collar workers. Farmers out on the range working real things to make real products. They don't mess around, but they'll be your best friend in  hard times as well as the good if you're there for them. These people understand history and the correlaton between cause-effect and cui bono. These are the brave that don't bend over to PC bullshit, or stop from hurting someone's feelings by calling them a liar when they're caught  just because they happen to be fat, ugly or Jewish. Just because there are alot of fat, ugly and Jewish liars in power must be a coincidence. They instictively understand that the elites can purchase the best minds money can buy, have unofficial high tech systems at their disposal and can do things that no ordinary mortal could possibly believe could be done by a select few.

Type 2:

The ones that refuse to believe anything but the butterfly theory of social-economic events. They're the ones that still believe some asshole blew JFK away, but our lax gun laws allowed another crazy in love with JFK to gun him down. They love to call those that have the audacity to suggest a cover up 'scape-goating' morons that are annoying as unpredicatable cats. Actually, most cats are annoying, so I might give that to them. Although type 2 individuals have  a GED, most have gone on to higher learning so they are indoctrinated in officialdom group-think policy with a superior "Prove it Moron!" attitude that exemplifies a strawman/circular arguement, but they wouldn't call it that. It is sometimes difficult to understand type 2 logic or rants primarily because they usually have the professor or their superior's dick in their mouth when they talk. Although most (superior) type 1 types understand that there are indeed, unintended black-swan events that occur during a conspiracy op, type 2 (inferior) ones would make that their coup de grace' in their defense, saying that  type 1s were just paranoid, hypocritical tin-foil hat wears and still maintain their type 2 belief that black swans happen all the time and refuse to believe that truely horrific black swan event occur because the dominoes were already set in place for them to happen-by individuals-on purpose.

Best of luck during Super Bowl Weekend Dude!

Half_A_Billion_Hollow_Points's picture


There are conspiracies everywhere; Libor (Banks); TARP (Treasury + Fed + Congress); Corzine (Justice + Government + Congress); "TBTF can't be prosecuted; will hurt the economy" (Government + Justice); Aaron Swartz (Big Corp + Justice); etc. As George Carlin said, "Interests converge". Things folow from there.  My rant is mostly about the idea of some group "precise engineering" of this robbery, with perfect foresight of all the consequences.  They are as prone to the laws of unintended consequences as we are.


My type 2 is the usual one-line comment when someone scapegoats the problem to some group....  Your type 2 seems to me to be the more liberal hypocrites who want to power their macbook pros but are "against coal" and "against nuclear", etc.  Kinda paraphrasing Mark Twain, they want the beef but they want to bring down the slaughterhouse.



willwork4food's picture

Hee hee, thanks HAB. I just had to get a jab in. Brandon Smith is a great writer IMHO and mostly spot on most areas. I understand your post and agree with it for the most part except that I do believe there are those that are in the driver's seat. We can see who their minions are, pretty obvious and pathetic lot they are, and they are not all fat, black, ugly or Jewish. But equally pathetic.

"They want the beef but they want to bring down the slaughterhouse."

Yes, interesting comment. Evil eventually feeds on itself-just like a black hole in space. That is the scary part.

crazyjsmith's picture

HAB "My rant is mostly about the idea of some group "precise engineering" of this robbery, with perfect foresight of ALL the consequences."

You have spent a lot of words and that is your bottom line? Who here has said that? Perfect foresight of ALL consequences? Not even Alex
Jones believes that. U are missing a big point and arguing with a ghost.

That is why we care, it's why we are all here. We know there is no guaranteed outcome, they know it - we know it. These groups do exist, they do conspire, and they CAN be very precise. Don't down play it - don't under estimate them. Democide anyone?

They do know how to engineer chaos or just simply hijack it.

knowless's picture

the best i can put it is like panning for gold. yeah, at first you're gonna be getting alot of rocks ands roots and bullshit, but after you go through and you're down to just the fine particulate stuff there's only so many ways a boulders gonna come from above and knock your ass out.

at this stage fucking everything is a diversion, that's certain.


barely related:

i find it funny that anyone bothers to respond to/read(i assume most don't) my posts at all, ever, like, i've been trolling under this name for almost a decade now, across half a dozen sites dedicatedly. but i just wanted to say @willwork4food in no unequivocal terms, that i really liked that part about whose on zh, but you forgot the sovereign drifters, and also i find your adherance to standard structures of formal education to be disheartening.

Clashfan's picture

Mark Twain was a high-ranking Freemason writing the programming of his time. Surprised? He creates a protagonist who is embellished by a false dilemma and chooses to go to hell.

BigDuke6's picture


Read on if you dare.

I give you a link to an article that analyses who MAY or MAY NOT hang here on this website

And i quote.

"" In July, Zero Hedge joined Halogen Network, an online-advertising company, which has placed Delta Airlines and Forex Trading ads on the blog’s pages. Halogen plans on conducting a reader survey for the site in the coming month. Greg Shove, founder and CEO of Halogen, says it will likely show the same demographics as other successful financial blogs: men between 35 and 55 who make $200,000 and up a year—a pretty juicy target audience. Zero Hedge could potentially rake in $25,000 a month in ad revenue alone."


Curiously_Crazy's picture

Chop a zero off that figure and they might be closer to the point.

Shitload of very educated (whether it be through Universtity of self study) poor folk on ZH.

When I was younger I used to wonder how the alcoholics at the local pub always had so much insight. I then realised it's because they had nothing else to do with their day but drink cheap piss and soak up knowledge.

fiftybagger's picture

So Tyler makes money off of his site?  Heaven forfend!  How much does Drudge make for what he does?  Which is mainly link stories from mainstream media?

At least the Tyler(s) are creating content and medium for these things to be discussed without censorship.  For that he deserves to make a little money.  Now go click an ad and buy something to support a site which freely allows your inanity and drivel.

TPTB_r_TBTF's picture



you suffer from a bipolar disorder.

You squash all of ZH into two categories.  Do you always see things as black and white?  No grey areas?

Plus you typed your entire post in bold, which tells me even more about your personality disorder.

But this isnT about you:


The elite at the top can "steer" events, even as you say, they cannot "engineer" them with precision.  I view them as steering a large ship in heavy currents in a storm.  The elite donT have complete control, but they are the ones at the rudder.

Half_A_Billion_Hollow_Points's picture

I got into this rant because of the ridiculousness of some of the claims; "precise engineering years down the line"; "Let's kill Ferdinand and the Americans will come"; this type of thinking is way too simplistic. 

Even the Rand Corp couldn't foresee the Pentagon Papers!  Seriously, as the 1st commenter said, this is Alex Jones mentality; and it distracts from the real conspiracies out there.


>>The elite at the top can "steer" events, even as you say, they cannot "engineer" them with precision.  I view them as steering a large ship in heavy currents in a storm. The elite donT have complete control, but they are the ones at the rudder.

Yes, that's my view.

+1 from bipolar moron

Clashfan's picture

Well maybe you can get out the same way you got in. And maybe you can't.

unrulian's picture

This arguement is going no where....who am i to interject but a marginally educated blue collar business owner. i see the answer as somewhere down the middle. HAB is correct in that the elites can't predict market forces and results of their actions with great precision because it is made up of a collection of individuals. They, in my opinion are more like a sheep herder who granted, can't control every individual in his flock all the time like for example predict when a wolf will present itself, or a group will break off or the disruption of a thunder stom. in the end he will ultimately bring his sheep to paddock for shearing regardless of what path he used.

AnAnonymous's picture

Well spoken, like a true American.

We, Americans, always know that they are two types in Humanity.

There are:

-The Human Beings

-the others.

Signed: an American.

BadKiTTy's picture

Spot on HAB - could not have said it better! 

Our brains are "pattern recognition belief engines" (cant remember who said it - Dan Dennet?) and our need to understand things through some lens or other is unavoidable.  

I have come to the conclusion that A) the world is a complex adaptive system and B) as such it is utterly inpredicatable (perhaps not even 'understandable') 

There are those who spend their lives shafting others, or generally doing harm because of their sociopathic tendencies, welcome to planet earth, but this is very different than saying there is a coordinated global conspiracy.  

As a brilliant colleague once said to me "you know you are in trouble when you start believing your own propadanda".  


obelisks's picture


you say they can't engineer anything but  I reckon one of the biggest and most important items on their agenda is the 80% annihilation of our population otherwise known as their depopulation agenda. If they can create enough chaos so that we do end up fighting each other it will suit " them " fine



Clashfan's picture

Half a Billion, the only thing I feel offended by is your stupidity.

TWSceptic's picture

10000000x about time someone posted this.

frenchie's picture

you didnt read enough books you won't find on amazon i guess...


_underscore's picture

Some very good observations. The biggest conspiracy is always that of arse (English spelling) covering & pretending to know whay you're doing when you don't. To imbue the current crop of leaders (in every & any sphere of human action) with supernormal powers is really a kind of faith - like real faith, this faith centres on the idea that someone/anyone/divine being realy, really knows what's going on, how things work & your place in the scheme of things. Ironally, those who curse & scowl the most about the (supposed) 'Illuminati' of our age & profess most hatred, actually need those objects of loathing the most - how would god define himself in a world without devils?

To imagine also, that calculations so fine could be made on subjects with trillions more variables & inputs (i.e. the course of human affairs)  than the relatively simple global weather system (which still eludes even the highest concentrations of computing resource to this day..) demonstrates yet more faith, or maybe need, that someone really knows & controls - it's a child's view of parents - and many never really come off the teat.




Parabox's picture

I would agree that nothing is completely predictable, but crisises are useful tools for instigating change, and crises are easy enough to pull off when you control the levers and control the perception of change (media).  Once the crisis is in place, solutions must be found, and and lately it seems that the solutions have all been just sitting in a drawer somewhere, waiting...  Healthcare, NY's new gun laws, etc...

ZeroAvatar's picture

Enslavethechild said: "Global Martial Law coming soon to your neighborhood."


Correct.  The first shot of WWIII was fired yesterday in Syria by Israel.  We are currently in the war.  Each nation: Iran, Russia, Syria, US, is busily positioning it's chess pieces as rapidly as possible.  Mali, Turkish Patriot missiles, 'explosions' in Iranian nuclear facilities, sales of F-16's to Egypt, Russian warships being placed strategically, Iskander missile's here. Period. 


Now, you don't believe for a SECOND that the USA is going to let the sheeple run around free while the hot war is taking place.  They will try to take our guns.  They will put martial law in place to control our movements.  They will watch us and kill us with drones. 


As to the thesis of the post, there is little doubt that a "ONE WORLD ORDER' is the desired objective of the PTB.  It will probably be achieved, at least in name.  I don't see how it can endure, however.  The human spirit is not one that can be domineered.  MOST people relish their freedom.  For a time, the NWO may take root;  there will always be dissent, 'terrorism', freedom-fighters and people who fight against the powers.  Energy supplies worldwide are dwindling, food and water become ever more scarce.  Kunstler postulates that everything will become more 'local' and states that nations will have to scale-down their economies, and nations will need to rebuild after this next war.  I personally don't see how anyone will be able to maintain a worldwide grip on humanity for any length of time.

Lore's picture

Pity parents with small children who are just entering the world right now. What future do they have? We have failed them.

The thesis of global domination is silly to deny. It's the subject of extensive cross-disciplinary research and scholarship. The trick is knowing which kinds of people to slot into which niches. Who wants a ship of state piloted by megalomaniacs?

BigDuke6's picture

How did you pack in so much thinking material into a short post?

Did we fail them because we didn't love what we had enough?  I think the west got lazy and forgot what our ancestors fought and spilt blood for.

Modern life ensures that any weakness is ruthlessly exploited.

Globalisation also ensures that - and its sold to the nice people as empowering for the 3rd world browns rather than enriching for the plutocracy.

Thinking about it can make you sad.

Scotch can make you happy again.  :o


Lore's picture

BD6 - You nailed it. Life is short, hence the emergence of cyclicality:  the lessons of our forbears are lost between generations. 

John_Coltrane's picture

The reason the one world gov thing will never fly is that humans are tribal in nature based upon thousands of years of evolution.  It has survival value.  Its why the Olympics are so nationlistic and popular and why pro sports work so well.  (Doesn't nearly everyone not in NY or LA hate the Lakers and the Yankees?)

Or to put it more succinctly "I hate you because you're not exactly like me" (Howard Stern, I believe). 

in4mayshun's picture

When the ship captain controls the money, military, education system, media, and food distribution...that is one hell of a rudder, and it surely ain't flimsy.

Yes_Questions's picture



But the rudder is currently controlled by a very few only until they don't.


Agreed, the rudder is not flimsy.  Perceived control is.


Ghordius's picture

"perception of control" - the rudder metaphor implies one ship and one rudder. but one ship could have two rudders and 300 rowers. and in fact it's a lot of ships

which breaks the metaphor, because in reality you can be part of many groups that have different degrees of "control", on many different planes of action

you act as a consumer, as a citizen, as a voter, as an economic actor in production, as one in financial matters and some act at different levels of government, in different lobbys, syndicates, etc., with various levels of effectiveness

there are soooo many agendas on this world, and I personally know people who have conflicting agenda points even in their personal matters

Clashfan's picture

The great many of them are linked by Luciferianism. That's simply the truth. The secret societies steer the people who belong. The Luciferian system has control and has goals toward which it strives.

Within that system, differing groups compete, but they never challenge the system or its goals.

vato poco's picture

"They stole Ayn Rand's name..."

Maybe. OTOH, leave poor dead Ayn alone. Legend has it they were looking for a nonthreatening generic name, and went with a word derived from "Research And Development". I don't pretend to know, but I'd accept that story over yours.

tenpanhandle's picture

still leaving poor dead Ayn alone, I propose it stands for Republicans and Democrats.

New_Meat's picture

follow-on to the "Strategic Bombing Survey" aftere WWII.

But the Ayn connection is sweet!

- Ned

Disenchanted's picture

Originally the RAND Corporation was the spawn of General Henry H. Arnold and the Douglas Aircraft Company. So MIC from the beginning.

Disenchanted's picture

whoops...sorry for the repeats. fat fingers

Disenchanted's picture

Originally the RAND Corporation(Project RAND) was the spawn of General Henry H. Arnold and the Douglas Aircraft Company. So MIC from the beginning.

willwork4food's picture

Careful with those fingers when you type in your sell orders...

Squid-puppets a-go-go's picture

The author overlooks one key aspect that gives some (not full) credibility to Lynchpin theory:

What if Rand is not in cahoots but in competition with Tavistock Institute, the Heritage Foundation, the Bilderberg Group etc ?

In the same capacity that merchant banks were compelled to increase risk, drag racing towards the cliff, because they could not be seen, quarter over quarter, to be lagging behind their competitor merchant banks, we cannot assume that, say, the Bildebergers are 100% aligned with Rand et al and that certainly while they are all murderously intent on shaping the world to their vision, there is some argy-bargy between these groups as to what that vison and outcome will be.

In that scenario, increasing complexity is used not only tofoil the public but to foil the opposition - tactical leverage, if you will.

and in that capacity, things can get out of control - even for the Bilderbergers and Rands of this world.

New_Meat's picture

"... if Rand is not in cahoots but in competition with Tavistock Institute, the Heritage Foundation, the Bilderberg Group etc ?"

Like they would slit each others' throats?  Yep, I'm buying that.

Leads to some interesting thoughts and future prospects.  Keep 'em all at each others' throats.

- Ned

CharmaChameleon's picture

It occurred to me to ask about the connection between Rand Corporation and Ayn Rand, if there was any.  I will now research that little tidbit.  Thank you.