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?
- 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.
Structural Elite power has coalesced around the privately owned US Federal Reserve Board since it was established in 1913 - indicative of the power of the banking cartel families.
The US dollar has been the world's reserve currency since the Bretton Woods agreement (1944) and is backed by US military might guaranteeing Saudi Arabia's dominance of the oil market. Any country attempting to sell oil in currencies other than US dollars is "dealt with". For example: Saddam Hussein planned to sell Iraqi oil in Euros and Muammar Gaddafi instigated the Gold Dinar (backed by gold) to trade Libya's oil.
It is no coincidence that the 7 countries, on the 2003 "hit-list", referred to by General Wesley Clark, operated central banks independent of the global banking cartel.
The China dominated Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), having attracted support from the UK and Europe, is beginning to eclipse the US sponsored IMF and World Bank and is indicative of waning US power. But as James Corbett observes, it could be to create an East/West dialectic. George Orwell's 1984 foretold something similar. With Henry Kissinger involved in negotiations with the Chinese, the intent is unlikely to be benign.
China’s AIIB: What You Need to Know by James Corbett
China is a rising power. The US is in decline. Washington-led organizations like the IMF are no longer reflective of the true economic balance of power in the world, and thus the US is concerned about the rise of counter-institutions like the BRICS, the AIIB, etc.
Across the range of "conspiracy theories", chemtrails raise many eyebrows in disbelief. Information is hard to come by and few in politics dare raise their heads above the parapet of denial, which makes Pernilla Hagberg, Swedish Green Party leader, unusual.
Swedish Official Admits Toxic Chemtrails Are Real & NOT Conspiracy
Those long, white streams of persistent, cloudy haze commonly blasted into blue skies by unmarked airplanes are not your typical contrails, says Swedish Green Party leader Pernilla Hagberg. As reported by the Swedish paper Katrineholms Kuriren, Hagberg, the first major political leader to come forward on the issue, has openly admitted that these unusual cloud trails, which fail to dissipate like normal contrails do, are actually a toxic mix of chemicals, viruses, and metals that she has collectively referred to as “Chemtrails.”
One possible use of chemtrails is weather manipulation which dates back to the Vietnam war (cloud seeding). It begs the question, have extreme weather events been artificially induced? Certainly, claims that extreme weather events are caused by global warming have no basis in fact but orchestrating weather disasters to manipulate public opinion is not beyond the bounds of possibility. Talk of geoengineering solutions to "climate change" is now more prevalent and may be a precursor to open admission of the use of chemtrails. Ambitions to modify the climate go back a long way.
2014 saw memorial services in the small African nation of Rwanda to mark 20 years on from the 100 days of Tribal Genocide that swept the country and filled world's news with horrific headlines.
Those headlines planted a narrative in our minds of a tribal hell of machetes and wooden clubs, igniting suddenly in Rwanda as majority Hutus committed genocide against the minority Tutsi people. As that narrative developed, Paul Kagame, commander of the guerrilla, Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) quickly became the face of the liberation force backed by the civilised world who put a stop to the mass slaughter and restored peace to Rwanda.
In a discussion with Pearce Redmond on Porkins Policy Radio in April 2014, Keith Harmon Snow explains why he believes the above narrative to be a falsification of consciousness. He tells how in fact the real story is the opposite of what we have been told; that far from liberating, Paul Kagame's RPF, were performing a coup and responsible for most of the slaughter. Sadly the only constant in the story seems to be the massive number of Rwandan civilians that were brutally massacred and even then there's a tragic twist.
Evidence and studies carried out on the victims, including the work of Christian Davenport of the and Allan C. Stam indicate the genocide involved both Hutu and Tutsi victims and, completely contrary to official accounts, the majority of those slaughtered were Hutu people.
Analysis of the past and how we got to where we are today is fundamental to developing a vision for the future. Critical Thinking's ideas and exploration of debt and money are drawn from many sources, both contemporary and historic; one such is David Graeber's Debt, the first 5000 years which draws on anthropological evidence to explore debt and money in past civilisations. Graeber's new book, The Utopia of Rules, looks at concepts of work and income, enriching the debate on unconditional guaranteed income.
David Graeber: ‘So many people spend their working lives doing jobs they think are unnecessary’
The anarchist author, coiner of the phrase ‘We are the 99%’, talks to Stuart Jeffries about ‘bullshit jobs’, our rule-bound lives and the importance of play
Russell Brand burst onto the political stage with his interview with Jeremy Paxman. Brand cogently explains why the current political economy holds no interest for the young and disaffected. Paxman grilled Brand on what should replace the current system which, until you've studied in depth, is a tough question to answer but the answers are out there.