Multinationals and misdirection

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It’s great that people in respectable positions are now coming out with things which were seen as left field not so long ago and frankly, sound bizarre.  This is why Glenn Beck is apoplectic and lost for words – he’s finally seen what we’ve been trying to get out to the public for some years and it’s paralysing in its enormity. The real state of affairs is mindboggling.

The situation hasn’t changed – just people’s readiness now to accept something true as the truth.

For some years now, this blog [in its previous incarnation] has been posting things e.g. here, here and here, about the interlocked network which runs society at the elite level.  Keywords, buzzwords, weaselwords abound and instantly label the pundit.

That’s why I try to avoid words like illum… and sat… and so on.  Perhaps the greatest confusion is over the words Multinational Corporation.  They mean different things to a socialist and a conservative.  Even the word socialist is fiercely resented by socialists who are more left liberal, that famous oxymoron.

There is a sector of politics, a large part, which can be characterized by a desire for everything to be good in society without thinking through too much how that’s going to be achieved.  So these good people will pick up on Iranian atrocities, the plight of the Palestinians, the poor people at home, the bird with the broken wing, the evils of Trafigura and so on.

They’re into tolerance of anything oppressed [except for unpopular sectors of society such as ageing white males and Israel] and intolerance is seen as bad, even if it is evil which is being tolerated.  Words tripping off the tongues of these good people are “racist”, “sexist”, “ageist”, anything which seems intolerant.  It’s fair to say that these people are politically simplistic [though complex individuals in themselves] because their focus is “anything good”, without always understanding necessary mechanisms, precursors, for this to happen.

The government should do this, the government should do that is a common call.

So, when Brown and Co point to the bankers and MNCs as the villains, this sort of Good sector of the population quite happily subscribes to that point of view without truly appreciating the consequences of enlarged bureaucracy, public borrowing and debt.  That’s another world.

This sector of society is fiercely individual, so they think.  Whereas I am part of a much broader small c conservative mindset and where people see me as an individual freethinker, I’m actually not – I’m just one of a whole load of people, from American Thinker to Adam Smith who think in a certain way, with individual differences.

Similarly, the Good People of the leftish area hate labels because they think they’ve come to their position through their own experience and thought processes, that they can’t be labelled and categorized, that they are apolitical but have different thoughts on different issues.  They do have, that’s true but it just so happens that so many others have similar thoughts and think along similar lines – recognizably so.

Therefore we’re not allowed to “label” them, even though they are a recognizable group but we’ll never agree on this and frankly, it’s unimportant. They’re patriotic and love their country as much as any conservative claims to.  They share many conservative values but the bottom line is an acceptance of a large role for a public sector bureaucracy because it provides jobs.

This is not socialism in itself, something Brown subscribes to, behind a veil of being a closet Tory who’s stolen the Tory agenda.  To think that Blair was a closet Tory betrays that the thinker is truly of the left.  Because no free enterprise conservative sees Blair that way.

The Brown view is that there is a wealth pie which somehow just is and it needs to be shared around fairly.  People agreeing with this don’t really consider how that wealth was achieved except that it must have been done on the backs of the poor workers and be essentially negative in nature.  Therefore it can be taken away from them via devastating taxes and redistributed to single mothers on the dole and all other deserving people.

The public sector is not seen as bureaucracy but as a sector giving employment and helping people in society.  Is it any wonder these Good people can’t see eye to eye with the other point of view?

The other point of view sees MNCs as equally evil and the more perspicacious understand that these corporations are not capitalist in the least, in the sense of free enterprise but monopolistic and in collusion with government to make ever greater profits on the backs of anyone who happens to be there at the time.

So the problem in perception here is that the small c conservative’s political view asserts that there is a huge difference between these global socialist corporations [barely distinguishable from the CBs and governments they control] and the small and medium businessman who wants to run a thriving concern for the benefit of his family and to provide employment in the process.

Humans being humans, even these small business people will want the minimum taxes, minimal interference and less employee legislation but they can’t have that.  While this businessman is consumed with his business thriving, he’ll work long hours to achieve that but he can’t expect his employees who help create that wealth to be equally self-sacrificing.

So a certain amount of give and take has to occur.

Step in the unions, guilds and trade associations which have a place in improving conditions for workers.  And there’s the rub.  When both sides understand the need for the other side, there’s not a lot of trouble but when they get entrenched on their side of the fence, then it closes down Liverpool and the Welsh mines and produces winters of discontent.  It produces Wapping.

Work practices have been the sticking point for as long as anyone can remember and the broader goal is lost.  What complicates it is that the international socialists are right in there in the union movement too, the tares in the wheat and though it looks like it is worker benefit they’re after, it’s actually the bigger picture and they’re pursuing the same goals as the MNCs – oligarchical control of the means of production and distribution.

The U.S.A. is not all that different from the USSR in that a group of wealthy men arrange society around themselves with them at the top and the serfs below in varying echelons, down to the untouchables.  The wealth of the nation is in their hands.  And behind both is the real power, the interlocked power which Wilson referred to.  Behind all the IG Farbens and the other cold and heartless big corporations is the power driving them on and making monopoly possible.

This is Them and it’s a much bigger and more insane thing than anyone can imagine.  To get a glimpse of it, you need only follow the trail of Gore and Maurice Strong – it’s not a case of a few eccentrics but it is the external trappings of the real system underneath.  Those bloggers referring to it as the Climate Change religion might be saying it tongue in cheek but they’re right on the money.  I’ve read through the dogma and the liturgy and yep, it’s a religion all right.

In 2000, Svali commented that:

They believe that basically, they are GOOD and doing a good work, even if the means are tough to endure at the time. They are weeding out the weak and unfit, and developing a supreme human being. I know it sounds like hog wash, but they truly, honestly believe this at a core level.

There are SIX branches of learning, and the spiritual  is only ONE part of what they do. The Celtic branch of spiritual believes that power is passed at the moment between life and death …

And so on.  Now, the first reaction is that these are the ravings of a loony but I’d point you back to the people linking Gore and Strong.  Research them and look at the things these people truly believe in – the Shamballa, Bohemian Grove where world leaders go every July and so on.  Do some research.  Compare, for example, the Bohemian Grove guest list for 2007 with the Davos guest list for that year.

Mandelson, Milliband, Balls, Kaletsky, Clarke – at varying levels, these are all part of this global group.  Clarke’s interesting because he’s about to come to power and look at his portfolio – what a joke.  Clarke in charge of corporate Britain?  A staunch Europhile who’s going to do all he can to facilitate the transition to the new European Order?  And where do you always see him standing?  Right at Cameron’s shoulder.

This is why the heart of Westminster and Washington is rotten.  This is why nothing ever turns out for the best.  It was never intended to, for without Nietszchean conflict and instability, no change to the world order is possible.  No greater Europe is possible in our case.

We all thought, hoped, that an EEC would lead to greater prosperity of this sovereign nation but already, Amsterdam had other ideas, along with the Bretton Woods groups and the BIS.

You don’t even need all this detail.  If you want to see the linkage between all these people, look at their manner of doing business – it’s the same whether they are Cheney’s and Kissinger’s cronies or Davignon’s – they are all the same, with the same aspirations and the same messianic vision of the new order.

This is where we are and in Europe, the vision is almost complete.  If you’d like a profile of Them – look at Mandelson’s Queen’s speech and the utter arrogance and lost grip on reality behind it.  Who the hell is Mandelson anyway?  Who elected him into running the British government in its last days before it is turned over officially to the EU?

Look at Mandelson and how he just comes over and assumes power over a weak and distracted Brown who’s on his last legs.  Who told Brown he had to have Mandelson in government to give advice and beef Labour up?

Just look at the Dark Lord’s eyes, his character, his arrogance, his born-to-rule mentality, his disdain for the Brit whom he gives not a toss about because his eyes are on the Higher Purpose, the great call, the Great Work of Ages, leadership beyond authority, the motto of the Common Purpose.

Read his CV.

He relishes the Dark Lord criticisms because he was a nobody and now he is somebody important – the system picked up his ambition and ineptitude and he was their boy.  Ineptitude is a necessary precondition for joining this mob, ineptitude masquerading as knowledge, initiative and ability.  I’ve listened to one of these talking, a woman as it happens and her complete conviction in her rightness is only matched by her actual wrongness in reality. The voice is full of assumed truths which are anything but assumed by normal people and there is real anger when those constructs are not accepted as gospel.

This type loves to bend the rules because after all, they are the chosen ones who have your benefit at heart – you yourself are incapable of determining your own life – they must do it for you.  Have you ever stopped for a minute and examined that motto:

cp lbaHave you ever actually thought out what that means – leading beyond authority – and why government funds, meaning your funds, are spent on an organization in Europe and America as well as here which is dedicated to producing unelected leaders who will take over the functions of state?  Over you, that is.  You didn’t decide who they’d be, your new leaders – that was decided by Mandelson’s cronies.

Sheesh.

And Britain remains silent and most know nothing whatever about it.  Key bloggers remain silent on it – libertarian bloggers who should be shouting it from the top of their blogs.  Have you ever thought this through?  Why they say nothing – the code of silence?

It might seem that I’ve jumped from topic to topic but I haven’t – the same theme runs through all the manifestations commented on above.  It’s all part of the same thing.

Unwittingly, the conservative who knows that incentive and free enterprise is the only way forward to a prosperous nation where there are real jobs, not artificially created jobs through government borrowing and ill thought out schemes and unwittingly, the leftist who sees a compassionate society, a nanny state as the way to go – both of them are being duped by the real agenda which manifests itself in NAFTA, the SPPNA, DARPA, ACORN, the EU, DEFRA, the Committee of 300, Planned Parenthood, the Lucis Trust, the UN sustainability push, the Climate Change religion, Monsanto,the psychological community, Codex Alimentarius –  the list goes on and on.

To return to the original premise in the title – multinationals and misdirection – to see these as symptomatic of capitalism as a whole is naive in the extreme.  They and the bankers, esp. the CBs, are symptomatic of a real evil, of which free enterprise is most certainly NOT a part because this is monopolistic global socialism we’re talking about here – they are symptomatic of Them, a term I employ because I can’t think of a better one.

Baby boomers in a cold climate

multiple-babiesWithout looking – quick, how many babies are there in the photo?

Iceland is in the middle of a baby boom:

“The children who are being born now are those who were conceived shortly after the crisis hit,” Húsavík midwife Hulda Skúladóttir pointed out to Morgunbladid, however adding, “There are often peaks. Last year there was a peak [in childbirths] in spring. Now it is June and July so these could be crisis babies.”

… and the record looms:

So far this year, 3,080 babies have been born at Landspítali National Hospital in Reykjavík. In 2008, 3,386 babies were born at Landspítali—up by 7.8 percent from 2007—and it is almost certain that the record will be broken before this year is over.

Winter is upon us, those long nights, the economic gloom – what else is there to do?  I wonder if we could do something similar over here?  Go to it rightly, good citizens and let’s see what we have near the end of next summer?

[Obviously same-sex couples are excused from this onerous duty.]

Quiz at Nine

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Well, one can never tell – last evening’s Quiz at Nine was pretty much shunned so we’ll have to try better this evening.

There are THREE light switches on the wall. One is connected to the lamp upstairs, and two are not. How should you set the light switches so that once you get upstairs, you will know which switch is connected to the lamp?

One solution here.

Late evening listening – Louise

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Dearieme’s contribution first:

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“When I am dead, I believe that film writers will fasten on the story that I am a lesbian … I have done lots to make it believable […] All my women friends have been lesbians. But that is one point upon which I agree positively with [Christopher] Isherwood: There is no such thing as bisexuality. Ordinary people, although they may accommodate themselves for reason of whoring or marriage, are one-sexed. Out of curiosity, I had two affairs with girls – they did nothing for me.” [Louise Brooks]

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What have the U.S. and bananas in common?

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Some things from the first vid at Karl Denninger‘s:

Glenn Beck: 1791 – 2002 National debt rose to 6 trillion dollars; 2002 – 2009 Another 6 trillion dollars

Damon Vickers, Managing Director, Nine Points Capital Partners said: Oil looks higher, gold looks higher, currencies look weaker … you’ve got huge wage disparities, I don’t know how that inevitably resolves itself, it may resolve itself in some sort of a global currency crisis, and then if the global currency crisis unfolds, then inevitably you get an alignment under a global world government …

Whoa. Let’s back that up.

In layman’s terms, what we have here is America spending itself into oblivion like lemmings because their aspirations have been fuelled by the advertisers, the availability of credit, trading on the American Dream that everyone lives a celebrity lifestyle, all fuelled by non-money.

In comes China, India, Russia and Them and the dollar is knackered. Lo and behold, the military is overstretched around the globe, people’s homes have gone under, the middle class is disappearing and Obama the Kenyan Prez comes in and announces more trillion dollar debt.

The currency equalization occurs, America goes close to being a banana republic with a standard of living for the ordinary cit just above that of a Mexican and don’t forget the SPPNA and the new open borders policy and there is the New America.

In comes the IMF, WB et al with their hardball demands and there is your global currency. You might like to see this next vid:

Sarah … Sarah, Newsweek, Sarah, Oprah, Sarah

sarah-palinLet’s face it – Sarah Palin is the most interesting thing in U.S. politics at this moment.  Last year hardly saw a day without something on America and over this side of the pond there was sheer depression.

Now it’s different and we have a sniff, a whiff, just the slightest chance of halting the juggernaut and that has moved people into action.

Sarah Palin – well, what to say?  The leftwing Newsweek possibly had it right in saying:

Obama knows the long odds against a right-wing populist winning the presidency, no matter how good she looks in a skirt (or running clothes), brandishing a gun.

He shouldn’t be too cocky, however, because the death of the center is ultimately a problem for him and the whole country. If the Palinistas seize the GOP, they probably cannot take the White House. But their brand of no-prisoners partisanship sure can tie up Congress.

Whether the sporty Palin on the cover was sexist or not, the message was nasty but the bit about the death of the centre is more worrying than anything – politics in the U.S.  is becoming quite polarized.

What is also being lost is the middle-class, not only in values but socio-economically too, thanks to the Fed, the whole credit game and people’s natural aspirations and greed.  In America, as it is over here, a new social structure is in the process of being made.  There is no place in the new Obama or Mandelson world for a bourgeois, capitalist oriented middle-class of people with aspirations.

Where does Sarah Palin come into this?  Well, Sarah is promoting Sarah and fair enough but if she suddenly swings that into having a crack at 2012, then that is another matter entirely.  In some ways I like her but if this is her hidden game plan, I don’t like it.