Critical Thinking is a non-hierarchical, apolitical, collaborative research and education project that analyses the current political economy to identify fundamental flaws and potential levers for change. The organisation aims to understand the historical context of issues from different perspectives and explore their current and future impacts on social cohesion, inequality, individual liberty and civilisation as we know it. Critical Thinking has developed a unified theory of political economy and proposes action to create a freer, fairer world.
The term Political Economy has been expunged from contemporary discourse; politics and economics are regarded as separate, specialist subjects. However, like wealth and power, the two are inextricably linked. This was well understood in the past when many great thinkers were polymaths, eg. Aristotle, Archimedes, Claudius Ptolemy, Ibn al-Haytham (Alhazen), Leonardo da Vinci, Nicolaus Copernicus, Michelangelo, Étienne de La Boétie, Gottfried Leibniz, Sir Isaac Newton, Benjamin Franklin and Bertrand Russell.
Today we have “specialists” and information is siloed, compelling us to take information on trust.
Critical Thinking's research and analysis is a collaborative work of thousands of individuals and groups, both contemporary and historic, and draws on data and understanding from the current and previous civilisations. Critical Thinking comprises a group of individuals in London interacting with groups and individuals around the world. It is the synthesis of this wide analysis of information and ideas presented here.
Critical Thinking registered @FCriticalThink in 2013 but has only been active on Twitter from August 2014. Since then, the number of followers has grown from a handful to over 750 (as at July 2016) but we only follow around 20 others which begs the question: why does Critical Thinking follow so few?
Although we receive information, research and analysis from many people around the world, Critical Thinking has limited resources with which to operate and so we have to prioritise where we spend our time and energy which, because we have to work to live, is limited. Our primary objective in using Twitter is to broadcast Critical Thinking's research and analysis: by "tweeting" Daily Pickings and responding to Tweets to put issues and events into context of our analysis of the political economy. A secondary objective is to keep our finger on the pulse of issues and events, particularly those overlooked or ignored by mainstream media. In this context, every tweet on our timeline is read although few are responded to. There just isn't time to follow many people in this way and so we have to limit the number to those with we which we can fully engage. It leads to difficult choices. We follow a diverse range of Twitter accounts and where there is duplication, in terms of the issues and events being posted, try to pare the number down to a minimum.
Daily Pickings frequently refers to 9/11 and its pivotal role in defining geopolitics in the 21st century. From it stem wars, the surveillance state, closing down of dissent, greater concentration of wealth and power, mass migration and it exacerbates the decline in trust and harmony across society and the world.
Until the truth is confronted by us all, we will continue to flounder towards the collapse of civilisation as we once knew it.
Chaos prevails across the Middle East and parts of Africa; it is now beginning in Latin America, China and Europe. It will come to the USA. All this stems from 9/11 and the War on Terror conducted on behalf of the Structural Elite.
Choose: sanity and harmony or chaos and collapse. Everything is connected and 9/11 is the defining issue of our age.
Critical Thinking's research and analysis reveals that control of the global political economy is in the hands of very few rich, powerful people who have accumulated their wealth and power as a result of three fundamental economic flaws.
But, as this short video explains, this pattern of domination of humans is repeated throughout history, irrespective of economic or political systems. Feudalism, dictatorship, theocracy, monarchy or representative democracy (effectively oligarchy) all come down to the same thing, domination and exploitation of the majority by a narrow, what we've termed, Structural Elite. They are farmers and we are their livestock - politicians, public servants and other technocrats are just elevated cattle, granted privileges and immunity for doing the bidding of the Structural Elite.
At the core of this Structural Elite are eight banking families and their control of money is the biggest obstacle to change.