G Edward Griffin wrote and produced ‘The Capitalist conspiracy’ 43 years ago, using undeniable evidence to support his claims that the economic power structures that govern us, such as fiat currency, government and banking, are in fact a conspiracy designed perfectly to enslave the common man. His work in communicating this reality; giving us evidence to confront the horrors of war, media and government is outstanding. There are few in the field of economic and social science capable of weaving together a picture so vivid in its depiction of evil and yet spoken so intelligently to still inspire hope. Some say hope is for fools. That being the case – maybe the time for being foolish has at last come.
Griffin’s argument that societal control is enacted through the people without their even knowing is noteworthy, as it is laid bare in such a simple way to reveal this truth to the viewer, yet 43 years on, such views still get sidelined as a conspiracy or fringe viewpoint.
As we have gone through numerous recent world events; 9/11, Iraq, Afghanistan & the war on terror, the GFC of 2008, The Arab Spring, The London riots, Southern European loss of sovereignty, Libya, Iran, and many more – these have all been shown to have numerous conspiratorial tendencies and dimensions. I will outline these as follows.
1. 9/11 – the ability of emotional victims of a staged event seems to have got the better of common sense where some basic facts have been refused answers from the establishment and questioned by numerous experts.
“Two planes crash into two buildings – and three fall down” is a statement I have seen written recently, simplifying the unfaltering outlying logic. How could this be? Numerous demolition experts have shown that only buildings lined with explosive charge collapse exactly like the Three World Trade buildings did.
The third building, WTC7 (which was nowhere near the explosions and was untouched and suffered no impact or damage) fell at free-fall speed. There was gold – lots of it – held in the vaults underneath WTC7, and reports showed armoured delivery cars underneath the building at the time of the impact of the planes on the other two buildings taking gold in underground tunnels beneath the WTC complex. There has been no official explanation of this incident.
The reaction of the American people following this, and the subsequent passing of the Patriot Act, allowing the US government to attack anyone in any country without question, is an example of the elite’s psychology at work- the politics of fear.
2. Iraq: Saddam did not have weapons of mass destruction. Oil and power in the Middle East was proven to have been the goal for this staged event.
3. Afghanistan: See 9/11. The Taliban were trained by the British and funded by Washington to fight the Soviets during the cold war in the 1980’s. Who gets the blame for this? Washington and Britain or the Afghanis? You guess.
4. The War on Terror: Follow Griffin’s essay; The Grand Deception; A Second Look at the War on Terrorism
5. The GFC of ’08: We now know that events such as the 1929 stock market crash were caused to create opportunity for very powerful banking interests who were granted immunity from the law for their actions. This is the lie of free market capitalism. There is no free market.
A lot of us a becoming more and more tuned into this by writers and filmakers such as Griffin and the likes of modern journalists, broadcasters, historians and economists like Max Keiser, Steve Keen, Mish Shedlock, Karl Denninger, Jim Rickards, James Turk and Mike Maloney. This is the area which suffers from the greatest efforts to cover up conspiracy, even though – in action – this is the most obvious area for central control. Those new to this should start off watching Griffins ‘The creature from Jekyll Island’
Consider the facts presented in ‘The Capitalist Conspiracy’ from 1969 “When the government goes into debt, it borrows that money from the federal reserve system. The national debt presently is at the 400 billion mark. Just to pay the interest on this debt, taxpayers are forced to contribute 20 billion dollars every year” Apply this to 2012 and look at the 16 trillion the US currently owes – and then look at the hundreds of Billions that Southern Europe is forced to undergo payment for.
6. The Arab Spring: Unfortunately, although I’d like to think that the people of Egypt and Libya have shown initiative to stand up against corrupt regimes, some work was done uncovering an organisation that is bankrolled by the CIA and Washington and is based in central/eastern Europe that orchestrated the coup in Egypt that ousted Mubarak.
7. The London Riots: The same applies to the UK, where police murder and brutality toward Mark Duggan and his family resulted in a community rising up, followed by an orchestrated hit on shops throughout the UK. The youths were said to have been using blackberry messenger and mobiles to communicate with older ringleaders who directed the smash and grab. It seems highly likely, perhaps even obvious, that this was a well-laid Hegelian dialectic to then enforce such legal oppressive restrictions that are now in place in the UK.
8. Southern Europe’s loss of sovereignty: The Euro project has subverted the system of democracy supposedly enabling representation for the people of Europe by bankrupting nations, overthrowing elected governments and leaders and then enforcing ‘technocrats’ to take over these bankrupt nations, all overseen by the IMF and the Troika. An economic collapse engineered by the same people who engineered the GFC of ‘08. Goldman Sachs and the Federal Reserve play a big part in the Euro farce.
Also consider the fact that WWII was entirely profitable for those in power. Wall Street made good business during the war and funded the rise to power of many war criminals – including Hitler, Franco and Musolini. The GFC looks suspiciously like another attempt to goad the euro nations to war – much to the profit of the elites once again.
9. Libya: Gaddafi was once considered a tyrant. During the cold war, western nations opposed Gaddafi for attempting to supply the Russians with nuclear weapons hidden in various cargo destined for the USSR. In 1997, when Labour took power in the UK, Tony Blair was allies with Gaddafi and British companies started working extensively with the Libyans and the oil trade boomed. This was wiped clean when the Conservatives seized power and Washington, the UK conservative party and France waged war with Libya.
Berlusconi was allies with Gaddafi at the time and Italian journalists discovered that the French along with Britain had planned the air strike campaign months in advance and had also forged an alliance with the Libyan rebels (one more example of the capitalist conspiracy in action, funding ‘terrorism’)
10. Iran: America started financial war with Iran last year, removing them from world trade indexes through SWIFT. Since then Iran has had sanctions against it and trade in dollars was then promptly outlawed by Ahmadinejad. Following these events there has been a resulting hyperinflation to the Iranian fiat currency, the Rial.
All of these staged world events have allowed governments to seize more and more power from the people.
Griffins answer to this power play by the world’s elite is simple:
“What then is our response?
Fortunately it’s not necessary that we resolve the historical question of the conspiracies origin. Regardless of whether there is one controlling group or two cooperating, or three competing or four, or ten. In practical terms of what can be done about it, our response must be the same.
Conspiracy, as it operates at the highest level in the United States today, rests upon two solid foundations, and enjoys the protection of shelter. If we could knock out its foundations it will collapse, and if we could strip away its shelter, it would wither and die. The shelter is secrecy. The foundations are: big government and manipulation of money. No conspiracy can stand the light of exposure. No conspiracy can rule the masses without the tool of an extensive government bureaucracy, and certainly no capitalist conspiracy can long survive without control over the nation’s money.
Expose the conspiracy, Reduce the size of government, Return our money to a standard that cannot be manipulated. This must be our response.”
Did you get that?
Expose the conspiracy
Reduce the size of government
Return our money to a standard that cannot be manipulated.
I only recently came across this site which puts the worlds debt, oil usage and precious metal mining/consumption into perspective.
This will shortly be added to the bookmarks bar to the right.
It’s an interesting question and one we don’t get asked in such a straight-forward manner by the media.
The Answer is: over 74 million barrels per day.
“Mutually Assured Destruction”, I say.
Go Archbishop Desmond Tutu! Why are there not more like you in positions of power and influence willing to risk all and tell the truth?
The truth is, until these war criminals are put away or punished in the most severe way according to their crimes, ‘the world will not be a safe place’. You may notice (or even remember) that this was Blair’s line to start the war in Iraq! Irony is bitter-sweet, no?
Miles Davis dedicated a musical tribute to Desmond Tutu and his crusade against apartheid and injustice. I’d like to revisit this great music and pay homage once more to the righteous and courageous Desmond Tutu.
Looking around at society as a whole and specifically at the way conservative and right-wing power structures operate to implement and uphold social engineering policies, one of the things one can rely on is for the right-wing press to come out every so often and smear cannabis and cannabis users. It is a regular and predictable aspect of British establishment to use dis-information to mislead the public – citing ‘scientific’ studies which contain little-or-no science – and very tenuous links to the outcomes described. This piece which has been pandered around the BBC & Independent via a New Zealand study is no exception.
Let’s make a start with the article:
Young people who smoke cannabis for years run the risk of a significant and irreversible reduction in their IQ, research suggests.
The findings come from a study of around 1,000 people in New Zealand.
An international team found those who started using cannabis below the age of 18 – while their brains were still developing – suffered a drop in IQ.
A UK expert said the research might explain why people who use the drug often seem to under-achieve.
For more than 20 years researchers have followed the lives of a group of people from Dunedin in New Zealand.
They assessed them as children – before any of them had started using cannabis – and then re-interviewed them repeatedly, up to the age of 38.
Having taken into account other factors such as alcohol or tobacco dependency or other drug use, as well the number of years spent in education, they found that those who persistently used cannabis – smoking it at least four times a week year after year through their teens, 20s and, in some cases, their 30s – suffered a decline in their IQ.
The more that people smoked, the greater the loss in IQ.
So, establishing what IQ actually is, is a big part of what the study is justifying in the first place.
IQ or Intelligence Quotient is a test that evolved from early psychoanalysts in France and Britain in the 19th century. The history of psychometric testing is nebulous and there have been hundreds of tests which were once en vogue and were then abandoned once they were proven to be useless in defining a participants abilities.
A modern IQ test essentially pits the individual with a series of mental tasks which deduce the capabilities of the human mind to comprehend mathematic equations, visualisation of scenarios and memory use to define the users capabilities in all areas. The metric for the test is time – whereby the shorter the length of time it takes for a participant to work out the correct answer is awarded a higher IQ score. You may be able to guess where this is heading by now.
So essentially IQ could be defined as; speed of thought in application to mental activity in problem solving. This is not as easy to digest, so TPTB decided to leave it as Intelligence Quotient and keep the people accepting it as some kind of real gauge of intelligence.
Which of course it isn’t
As I have previously stated, Cannabis slows down rudimentary thought processes, enabling lateral thought processes to occur. Creative thought (such as those used by artists, musicians, philosophers, writers or poets) utilises such thought processes and usually presents itself with alpha wave formation in the brain. A patient/participant of an IQ test high on cannabis would no doubt find the straight-forward questions in an IQ test laborious and would look for interesting tangents to explore. All of this would make for a rather poor IQ score – but an interesting test candidate to study reactions and thoughts. Are there any metrics to measure creative thought? No, thought not.
So the truth is, IQ is a measure of speed of mental task for humans in a economically useful capacity – something which the government/corporations desperately want for a country to be productive and conformist. Go to any country where there is a culture of cannabis use and we will find a ‘less productive’ work force. Note that this does not demonstrate how ‘safe’, ‘healthy’, ‘sane’ or ‘creative’ the citizens of the country in question are.
For the surface reader looking to re-enforce their prejudices on the subject of cannabis, another study on its effects on a rigged test adds to further justification of jubilant criminalisation and prohibition As for the cannabis user, they are too busy thinking sane, creative thoughts (which might take a bit more time to formulate – but are worth the effort) to get drawn into this argument – it’s far easier to find the fatal flaw in the argument and point it out to those sane enough to tell the difference.