All of us alive today are both blighted and blessed.
Never before, in human history, have we faced such threats (WWIII, global economic, environmental and societal collapse etc.) but never before have we had access to almost limitless information and analysis (both good and bad) and the ability to communicate as a global family of human beings.
We aren't “consumers”, defined by ideology, race, ethnicity or culture but genetically related human beings and we are presented with a unique opportunity to transform humanity and the planet.
We have the accumulated wisdom and history of multiple civilisations from which to understand:
- Who rules?
- How did they get their power and how is it used?
- How do we distribute power for the benefit of all human beings and the planet?
Who rules? - The Structural Elite (SE) comprised of banking and industrial dynasties, European royalty, those in charge of the "military industrial – media academic complex" (MIMAC), political and economic predators and the super-rich.
Critical Thinking has identified three fundamental flaws in the political economy which have concentrated power in the hands of a few. At the centre of those wielding this power are banking dynasties which, in the early 20th century, created a privately owned central bank, the US Federal Reserve (Fed), to take control of American money and, consequently, corporations, economics, politics, law, media, education, academia, military and intelligence.
Over the last 100 years, they have expanded their reach globally via a web of central banks, coordinated through the privately owned Bank of International Settlements (BIS) in Basel, Switzerland.
It is their version of politics, economics, wars, environmental policy etc. that prevails. Until their power and its source are understood, momentum for change cannot be created. Anyone serious about changing the world for the better needs to understand money and how it is manipulated to rule the world. James Corbett lays out a clear history of the Fed in this video and in the accompanying show notes.
One man who foresaw what would result from the creation of the Fed was Alfred Owen Crozier: a man who saw how it would all play out, and even wrote a book titled "U.S. Money vs Corporation Currency" (costing 25 cents) explaining and predicting everything that would ultimately happen, even adding some 30 illustrations for those readers who were visual learners.
103 Years Later, Wall Street Turned Out Just As One Man Predicted by Tyler Durden
Scroll to the bottom of Durden's article to see the illustrations.
Most economists don't even understand this but it is only by removing the power of the banks can we change the world.
June's edition of the Runnymede Gazette explores the funding and subversion of dissent by the Structural Elite via their foundations and NGOs.
“MANUFACTURING DISSENT”: THE ANTI-GLOBALIZATION MOVEMENT IS FUNDED BY THE CORPORATE ELITES by Michel Chossudovsky
The People's Movement has been Hijacked
“Under the New World Order, the ritual of inviting “civil society” leaders into the inner circles of power – while simultaneously repressing the rank and file– serves several important functions. First, it says to the World that the critics of globalization “must make concessions” to earn the right to mingle. Second, it conveys the illusion that while the global elites should –under what is euphemistically called democracy– be subject to criticism, they nonetheless rule legitimately. And third, it says “there is no
alternative” to globalization: fundamental change is not possible and the most we can hope is to engage with these rulers in an ineffective “give and take”.
Another article from Global Research presents "an anatomy of oligarchy"
NEW WORLD ORDER: THE FOUNDING FATHERS by Gerry Docherty and Jim Macgregor
Other articles discuss the power of money and the undisclosed threats of a cashless society and a draft Bill of Rights for the United Kingdom.
RUNNYMEDE GAZETTE - JUNE 2015
A Journal of the Democratic Resistance
The Corbett Report recently released the compilation DVD, Laughing at Tyrants. The broadcast launching the DVD featured excerpts of George Carlin and Bill Hicks and part of an interview with Benny Wills of Joy Camp, the popular, online comedy show. James Corbett explains how comedy can provide the opportunity to slip controversial subjects into the public arena without an audience feeling it is being lectured to. Once out there the process can be effective: as the saying goes, the best way to disarm dictators is to laugh at them.
There was a definite air of send in the clowns to Steve Watson's article earlier this week as he described the frenzy of mainstream media to convince the US public that a terrorist/Islamist/ISIS attack on their shores was imminent during this month's 4th of July celebrations. Republicans Peter King and Michael McCaul where wheeled onto ABC and FOX to parrot their messages of doom with McCaul going one step further in blaming the internet:
I’m extremely concerned about the way these Syrian ISIS recruiters can use the Internet at lightning speed to recruit followers in the United States with thousands of followers in the United States and then activate them to do whatever they want to do whether it’s military installations, law enforcement or possibly a Fourth of July event parade.
Best leave the last word to an actual comedian. Frankie Boyle writing in the Guardian on Tuesday:
Hillary Clinton has been speaking out against the “racist terrorism” of Dylann Roof despite being the architect of the US military intervention in Libya. The US’s record of invasions, assassinations and government overthrows is racist, I think. Imagining that you can kill people and seize control of their resources without believing them to be inferior requires a certain amount of intellectual flexibility. The same sort of intellectual flexibility that allows people to express grief for the migrants who drown in the Mediterranean and hatred for the ones who survive.
Makes you want to cry
Our economic system is premised on winners and losers; it is a competition. Management consultants and business gurus often refer to win/win but someone, somewhere, always loses. The Greek crisis is a case in point:
- The debt can never be repaid, is odious and illegal
- Most of any "bailout" money goes to the creditors - banks and hedge funds
- The Troika works for the creditors
- The Greek people and Greek sovereignty are the victims
This is a protection racket, extortion, loan sharking, gangster banking; "pay up or we'll send the boys round"
Yesterday's Daily Pickings referred to the "Bail-in" provisions being imposed across Europe, and in time, across the world.
Banks rule, we drool - when are the rest of us going show solidarity with the Greek people and stand up to the bullies? If we don't, they will pick us off nation by nation, forcing us all into debt slavery.