And I continue to believe that the situation with the Euro and the European Union will have the most direct impact on financial news for the near horizon. Unfortunately, the news is not good and with each day more reports arise about the possible failure of the Euro and/or the European Union.
But that also got me thinking. As my Blog says, "THINGS ARE NOT ALWAYS AS THEY APPEAR."
Now I am not a big conspiracy believer, for the simple reason that history has shown that secrets are very hard to keep - especially when one is considering the magnitude of the possible collapse of the Euro and European Union. However, I fervently believe that things are not always as they appear.
People and events can project a false front for some other motive. What is shown on the outside as the veneer, often disguises that which is underneath.
A spat of recent reports, all with a very negative view of outlook for the Euro and European Union, made me wonder if there was something going on behind the scenes, which may be much more sinister than as is suggested. Is it possible that someone or some select group (the financial elite - the oligarchs) are using the politics of fear to obtain an objective which they could not otherwise obtain?
We should all be very familiar with the use of "fear" as a means to obtain an objective. The GOP's "Southern Strategy" is but one example. The call for the war in Iraq due to supposed weapons of mass destruction is but another.
Every collectivist revolution rides in on a Trojan horse of "Emergency". It was a tactic of Lenin, Hitler and Mussolini....
Are the financial elite using the Trojan horse of fear to install a hegemony ideology to gain even greater control of our lives? Hegemony is an indirect form of imperial dominance in which the hegemon (leader state/financial elite) rules sub-ordinate states and people by an implied means of power rather than direct military force.
First let's look at some of the news coming out about the potential collapse of the Euro and the European Union.
- Bank of France Governor Christian Noyer who said at a forum in Tokyo:[the Euro] Crisis Has Worsened Significantly
Market stress has intensified and Europe is in a “true financial crisis”
- A Barclays Capital research report last week showed that nearly half of 1,000 investors surveyed thought at least one country will leave the euro in 2012.
- ICAP Plc, the world's largest inter-dealer broker (one that carries out transactions for financial institutions rather than private individuals), ICAP Plc is preparing its electronic trading platforms for Greece's potential exit from the euro and a return to the drachma, senior executives at the inter-dealer broker said Sunday.
- Goldman Sach's Francesco Garzarelli and Huw Pill in a just released report said: "one must also entertain the possibility that the intensification of market tensions and/or deterioration of economic activity reinforce each other feeding ... leading to a vicious downward spiral and, ultimately, to the failure of the Euro project.
- Analysts at UBS, an investment bank earlier this year warned that the most extreme consequences of a break-up include risks to basic property rights and the threat of civil disorder. “When the unemployment consequences are factored in, it is virtually impossible to consider a break-up scenario without some serious social consequences,” UBS said.
But perhaps most alarming is that which is being reported by the British newspaper, The Telegraph.
Britain's Foreign Office Prepares For Riots In Europe; Sees Euro Collapse "When, Not If"
The Telegraph reports that Britain's Foreign Office is advising its overseas embassies to draw up plans to help expats should the collapse of the Euro turn explosive. Almost incredibly, a senior minister has revealed that Britain is now planning on the basis that a euro collapse is matter of time. British embassies in the eurozone have been told to draw up plans to help British expats through the collapse of the collapse of the single currency, amid new fears for Italy and Spain.
Diplomats are preparing to help Britons abroad through a banking collapse and even riots arising from the debt crisis. The Treasury confirmed earlier this month that contingency planning for a collapse is now under way. A senior minister has now revealed the extent of the Government’s concern, saying that Britain is now planning on the basis that a euro collapse is now just a matter of time.
Recent Foreign and Commonwealth Office instructions to embassies and consulates request contingency planning for extreme scenarios including rioting and social unrest.
So in a very short time we have gone from the media telling us that everything was fine and the Euro was safe, to threats of complete chaos, including rioting and social unrest.
While I have little doubt that the Euro/European Union cannot continue in its present form, I have to question the motivation of the British politicians in confirming this for public consumption since this can only add to fuel to the fire regarding the break up of the Euro/European Union. At a minimum it would seem that this new media blitz is just more intentional political pressure on Germany, quite likely an appeal directly to German people, to fear them into allowing the banking systems to print Trillions of Euros ultimately to be paid for by the German people through taxation.
But what if there is more to this story than meets the eye? What if the purpose of this "emergency" is really a general plan to overcome sovereignty and recreate the Holy Roman Empire with each country as nothing more than a United States of Europe.
Every collectivist revolution rides in on a Trojan horse of "Emergency". It was a tactic of Lenin, Hitler and Mussolini.... . What better way to do it than civil unrest. The sheep will beg for the military and not care about their "rights" if they need food.
As none other than Adolf Hitler wrote:
The art of leadership ... consists in consolidating the attention of the people against a single adversary and taking care that nothing will split up that attention.... The leader of genius must have the ability to make different opponents appear as if they belonged to one category. - Adolf Hitler (1889-1945), German dictator. Mein Kampf, vol. 1, ch. 3 (1925).
History is replete with examples of this. In Italy, the Medici maintained their medieval Tuscan hegemony, by controlling the production of woolens by controlling the Arte della Lana guild, in the Florence city-state. In Holland, the Dutch Republic's 17the century mercantilist dominion was a first instance of global, commercial hegemony, made feasible with its technological development of wind power and its Four Great Fleets, for the efficient production and delivery of goods and services,which in turn made possible its Amsterdam stock market. In France, Louis XIV established French hegemony via, economic,cultural, and military dominance of most of continental Europe (sound familiar?).
And that brings us to today and this new blitz of media about the collapse of the Euro. The use of language can serve as a a means of creating and applying hegemony. The media and Government in the selection of the information it chooses to display, is, intentionally or not, limiting and framing the information which we receive. In this way, the media and Government (controlled by the financial elite) are practicing its influence over us. By subtly using language to frame their message, these groups are able to further control the adoption of their message as our truth.
So is it possible that a hegemonic ideology is being created to resurrect The Holy Roman Empire and eliminate the national sovereignty of European States.
The modern banking system manufactures money out of nothing. The process is perhaps the most astounding piece of sleight of hand that was ever invented. With a flick of a pen (typing into a computer) banks create money. Take away that money and they simply create enough money to buy it back again.
The financial elite have made no secret of the fact that they are ENTITLED to be rich.
- We (Banks) have a right to make a profit.
Brian Moynihan, CEO Bank of America, 2011 Source: Money.CNN.com October 5th, 2011
- I am just a banker doing God's work.
Loyd Blankfein, CEO Goldman Sachs, 2009 Source: Wall Street Journal, May 2010
- Banks are the temples of America. This is a holy war. Banks are our religion.
Giannina Braschi, "United States of Banana," AmazonCrossing, 2011.
- Banks do not have an obligation to promote the public good.
Alexander Dielius, CEO Germany, Austria, Eastern Europe Goldman Sachs, January 2010, Source: Wall Street Journal, May 2010
- The process by which banks create money is simple that the mind is repelled.
John Kenneth Galbraith, Money: Whence it came, Where it Went p. 29
So are the financial elite (the banksters, the media conglomerates, etc.) trying to recreate the Holy Roman Empire? Why you might ask?
The rich require an abundant supply of the poor. - Voltaire
While this notion may strike you as greater fiction than a Tom Clancy novel, one must never assume that things are always as they appear.