POWER, MONEY AND CONTROL from Murph
Freeacre is running a series of essays on how to prepare for what sure enough appears to be some kind of collapse coming at us. At least, we can talk about what we are doing, what we read others are doing and what we see others doing. I want to talk about why the doing.
Over the time of this blog and campfire, we have talked rather extensively about the elitist control of populations, including ours. We have often speculated about just who are the top dogs on the block. Well, we can dig around and come up with names, but the important thing to me is to look at the positions they hold. It appears to me that the top dogs are the bankers, the really big ones. I think that in the end analysis, they have the ultimate final control over events nationally and internationally. Everyone else down the line is just some form and degree of banker flunky. The most visible of the flunkies are the politicians.
We really don’t hear a lot about bankers. The head of the Federal Reserve is the one we hear the most about, but the top dogs of the major international banks do not keep a high profile. These are the guys that are bending us over as a society and screwing the hell out of us.
It appears to me that there is more than one factor that will determine who has the power. But, the most obvious and most prolific determining factor is wealth. The more of that you have, the more power you got. Now this is not across the board relationship, but it sure is damned close. You know the old adage, ‘money is the root of all evil’. Well, while that is not across the board relationship either, it sure is close. What also is intrinsic to power is acceptance into the exclusive clubs of the rulers. The Ivy League schools, the country clubs and private eateries in
One of the signs of power being exercised is control, and I mean control of everything that is controllable. Control of people; what they know and think, things, and most important I think, the environment. In all cases of environmental degradation, it is the money people that will win in a fight over some action. While a few skirmishes with the environmentalist have resulted in the money people backing off, (mostly because fighting the protesters cost more than they would make doing whatever is being protested) all of the really important environmental damage to this earth goes unchecked. Do you know there are over 2 million (yes, that’s right 2 million) dams in this country alone? A significant amount of them are in bad repair, no longer serve a useful purpose at all and all of them have negative impacts on the environment. If the dams on the major rivers are not removed soon, we are going to see more extinction numbers in the spawning fish species. Yeah, I know, but what about electricity. Without that, our standard of living goes down the tubes. Well folks, get used to the idea. Human kind has lived without electricity for about 5000 years that we have records for, and it has only been in the last 150 years that it was something other than an oddity. I think we as a species could survive no electricity and no dams. But, we can’t survive the extinction of the trees and the plankton in the oceans that provide our oxygen. We can’t survive a severe imbalance of flowers and insects, rodents, birds, or fish. We need them. They could get along without us just fine.
However, this obsession for control of the environment is the principle cause of the extinction of a reported 200 species a day. That number alone causes me to shudder. How much longer can this planet support that kind of killing? I have read diaries from the 1800’s where people would go out and kill passenger pigeons and load them into wagons and haul them off to be piled up and left to rot. There aren’t any of them around any more. Same with the buffalo. Hunters would go out and kill as many as they could and if there were enough hunters with guns, there would be thousands killed in a day. Some of the dead animals only had the tongues taken and the rest of the animal left to rot on the plains. During this time, the settlers were having some problems with the Indians who kinda resented this take over of their hunting lands and were causing some problems, like trying to kill off the encroaching invaders. So, as a matter of policy, the buffalo were slaughtered in order to kill off the Indian. Don’t spend the money to go to war, just starve them. This is an example of how controlling parts of the environment also serve the purpose of eliminating people that are in your way. And don’t even start to assume that is not going on today. In the North Western
In the economics today, the power and control of economic system seems to be faltering. On 11-19, there evidently was a big sell off of gold stocks and the price plummeted $80/ oz. Wednesday the 20th, the price had recovered to back over $800 per oz. The best that seems to be happening right now is plunge control teams are only doing small bandage fixes to what ails the whole system. The predictions we are reading say that 2008 is the year of the obvious impact of a total collapse.
Now I have no idea if this is the desired outcome or unintended consequences to the years of power politics and capitalism. I would like to think that it was unintended consequences. We can speculate all we want on who wants what to happen, but we probably will never have enough information to really say we know. But, personally, I think it is unimportant. We know who the players are, or at least we should have a pretty good idea of most of them by now. We can see the decimation of this world due to their agendas and policies. I sure do hope that when TSHTF that anger is turned upon those that enforced the agendas and the policies that put us in this position, and not turned on our neighbors. It’s about time that the elites of this world got some of their own shit shoved up their collective noses and they reap what they have sown.