The World the Elites Remade?
Robert Kagan has published an article in the Wall Street Journal entitled "Why the World Needs America." Kagan is a senior fellow in foreign policy at the Brookings Institution and the article is adapted from The World America Made, published by Alfred A. Knopf.
The article, in my view, is a good example of how the Internet – and what we call the Internet Reformation – is changing the context of elite dominant social themes. These themes, enunciated throughout the mainstream media, are intended to separate middle classes from wealth and power while supporting globalist institutions.
Kagan's article contains nothing new; the alternative Internet media has rebutted it thoroughly with historical facts that are available to anyone who wants to look. This is a big problem for elite narratives.
When the messaging is easily rebutted in myriad forums it loses its persuasiveness. The top elite families – the ones that apparently control central banking trillions – also evidently and obviously want to create world government. They need people to believe in their narrative structure.
The primary elite meme within this context would be that over the past century freedom has triumphed over authoritarianism and free markets have triumphed over socialism. Kagan uses historical examples to support his thesis.
The end of Roman rule destroyed Western civilization for centuries, he claims. Likewise, British control of the seas and the balance of great powers on the European continent provided relative security and prosperity during the 18th and 19th centuries. Here's some more from the article:
The present world order was largely shaped by American power and reflects American interests and preferences. If the balance of power shifts in the direction of other nations, the world order will change to suit their interests and preferences. Nor can we assume that all the great powers in a post-American world would agree on the benefits of preserving the present order, or have the capacity to preserve it, even if they wanted to ...
But international order is not an evolution; it is an imposition. It is the domination of one vision over others—in America's case, the domination of free-market and democratic principles, together with an international system that supports them. The present order will last only as long as those who favor it and benefit from it retain the will and capacity to defend it.
There was nothing inevitable about the world that was created after World War II. No divine providence or unfolding Hegelian dialectic required the triumph of democracy and capitalism, and there is no guarantee that their success will outlast the powerful nations that have fought for them ...
If and when American power declines, the institutions and norms that American power has supported will decline, too. Or more likely, if history is a guide, they may collapse altogether as we make a transition to another kind of world order, or to disorder. We may discover then that the U.S. was essential to keeping the present world order together and that the alternative to American power was not peace and harmony but chaos and catastrophe—which is what the world looked like right before the American order came into being.
Kagan, by the way, is an advisor to the Mitt Romney campaign, and this sort of perspective (above) is probably a good reason why even Republicans have a hard time getting enthusiastic about Romney.
It's a mish-mosh of half-truths and historical evasions that one could compare to a Romney stump speech – especially the ones where he blasts "Obamacare" while omitting that as governor of Massachusetts he implemented something similar.
I'm not going to unpack Kagan's entire article, but I'll try to give a quick summary of "alternative (directed) history" to show that Kagan's ideas are in some sense a neatly packaged promotion, a kind of history-at-a-glance that bears little resemblance to the reality that the blogosphere has uncovered over the past decade.
One of Kagan's fundamental inaccuracies is to argue that Roman Empire created a peace and prosperity throughout the Western world. As we've now pointed out in numerous articles, the fulcrum of civilized societies lies in competing centers of power.
Greece during the Golden Age, Italy during the Renaissance, the US during the colonial period – each of these eras of peaceful creativity were developed when municipalities competed and people could move to other regions speaking the same language if governments became oppressive.
It is a fundamental misunderstanding of history to claim that the CONSOLIDATION of these municipalities created a vibrant and entrepreneurial society. It was the initial COMPETITION that created the foundation for prosperity and civil society.
The Roman Empire, therefore, can be looked on as a degradation of what made Rome great – the disparate municipalities located on each of Rome's seven hills. Again, it was the initial cultural competition that apparently built up the social structure that empire would degrade.
Kagan believes that the British Empire, like the American Empire, is an expression of cultural greatness and that it is seemingly the white man's burden to spread this greatness worldwide. He has it reversed. It is not Leviathan that provides civil prosperity but Leviathan that spells the end of it.
As for the elements of history that have led to the current Pax Americana, I'd argue that Kagan is mis-reading history here as well. From what I can tell, there is a dedicated banking elite with industrial, military and religious enablers and associates that is intent on imposing world government.
This handful of enormously powerful people has manipulated history for at least the past 100 years or maybe longer in order to create global governance. They have apparently created wars and financial crises in order to impose globalist solutions.
This is not just speculation, of course. After World War I the League of Nations came into being. And when it failed, the outcome of yet another world war was the United Nations and the various globalist enterprises that are now clustered around it including the IMF, World Bank, etc.
There is plenty of evidence that the Anglosphere banking elite funded both Hitler's Germany and the creation of the USSR. Books and articles tracing these historical facts are available across the 'Net.
It is not enough these days to assert, as Kagan does, that the American Leviathan is merely a fortuitous accident of history and that American military might – an empire – is necessary to uphold "modern civilization."
Modern civilization, in fact, includes billions of tortured people that live on a couple of dollars a day and numerous dictators who are supported by American military might just because they are apparently willing to aid in the erection of the Anglosphere's New World Order.
The "civilization" that Kagan writes of is historically questionable and currently doubtful, given the number of wars that the US is involved with, the economic disruption of the dollar reserve currency and the general, expanding economic depression, worldwide, as a result.
The truth – as Internet alternative history shows us – is that there IS an elite, one that directly straddles at least three "countries" (Israel, Britain and the US) and somewhat more indirectly controls the EU, Middle East, Africa, etc., as well. It uses myriad economic and socio-political resources to build world government. This explains why the policies of so many nation-states significantly depart from the desires of the civilian populations.
Search the Internet. Read up. There's no mystery to it anymore. The ruling elites have set up economic, military and political systems that purport to represent the views and aspirations of "citizens" but actually realize the goals of the organizing elites – which is seemingly world governance, including a global central bank and global currency.
Why would Kagan write such a book and why would a reputable publisher promote it? Well, the myth of the emergent American Empire is a powerful meme. As long as people believe they are in charge of their own societies – and that militarized empires are necessary to civil society – then the elites can continue to manage events behind the scenes.
But if people begin to believe that they are NOT in control, that it is all an elaborate charade, then the mercantilist control now exercised by the Anglosphere will gradually fail. Those in charge will have to show the real face of power, not a healthy prescription in a modern age filled with angst and anger.
And so these sorts of dominant social themes will continue to be promoted. We will continue to be informed that nation states are run by their citizens and that military might and the empires that wield it are necessary to protect "civilization."
The problem the elites have to grapple with is that this fundamental meme is increasingly unpersuasive as time goes by and more and more information emerges. Maybe that explains the current manic attacks on the Internet.
As people increasingly discover the truth, those at the top are increasingly desperate to hide it.
Posted by Wrusssr on 02/14/12 06:08 PM
This may already have been posted, but what if. . .Click to view link
Posted by amanfromMars on 02/13/12 02:21 PM
"Here is what we are up against:
Click to view link " …. Posted by rossbcan on 02/13/12 09:40 AM
Quite so, rossbcan, I agree. It is indeed a simply complex mental aberration building upon earlier dogged and decidedly deliberate, subversive subliminal programming/neurolinguistic programming, being maintained by a relative handful of enabled souls.
However, the knowledge of how it is done, is no longer an exclusive executive secret which such forces as may be referred to as the powers that be/PTB pbuh/or whatever, control. The knowledge is to be found online and mainstreaming, and that guarantees old systems collapse should intelligence fail old systems leaders and should they not purchase the new knowledge they need to plot and driver an altogether better beta course, mindful of all being knowledgeable in the future.
And I choose "purchase the new knowledge" for that appears to be a favoured modus operandi providing a comfortable modus vivendi and is the easiest and quickest route for them to avail themselves of that which will save them from certain ruin running present destructive programming.
Not all are impotent, and intimidated and petrified in inaction, for there are more than just a few newly exercising such skills as control masses of millions in sublimely programmed fields, and they are more powerful and much wise than ever before, and certainly way smarter than ever previously even imagined and proven possible.
Posted by DwightJohnson on 02/13/12 10:41 AM
This chart Click to view link seems to contradict Kagan's rosy assessment of the fruitfulness of the bankster-controlled form of capitalism we suffer under today. If you set the start period back to the earliest available, 1947, you get an unmistakable downhill slope. The same period corresponds to an ever-increasing concentration of power in the hands of the few.
Posted by rossbcan on 02/13/12 09:40 AM
"as is and has always been the case, rossbcan"
... not so sure, NEVER, in all of history has the apparatus of perceptual control (MSM, subverted education) had a century+ (multiple generations) of free reign to convince people that "reality is what WE say / enforce", plus, tentacles of control in virtually all endeavors required for economic survival, including food production, plus, a majority "enslaved by dependency". If the puppetmasters manage to make this state of affairs (can't see how) economically self-sustaining enough to feed the proles, it can limp along for quite some time.
Here is what we are up against:
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Posted by the_IRF on 02/13/12 02:50 AM
I hope this is of some good use to everyone who might have read this wonderful editorial.
"FINANCIAL TYRANNY: The Final Sections"
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It is a long read, but worth it. Many tell me they can't stop until they get to the end and are dumbfounded to hear that there really is 200M tonnes of gold in the world and not the officially reported 120,000 tonnes AND that the Pentagon, Russia and China and 138 other nations are getting ready to put the corrupt 'banksters', et. al. in jail and take away the money they have been stealing these last 10-20 years.
Posted by Agent Pete 8 on 02/13/12 12:33 AM
Sony Global CEO (Canada) in the 90s had THE largest mp3 sharing site (ftp, web and p2p). Thanks for the gift of the 30,000 tracks dude.
Chat logs authorising with password etc saved here somewhere.
Posted by canobs on 02/12/12 09:42 PM
__CRISIS, to get rid of,___Have the banks public as mentioned in the constitution, (and not privatized) all the loans for social needs should be interest-free as for schools, hospitals, roads, aquaducts, energy-electricity production etc... __ Apply the Tobin tax on all market transactions____Apply the social-credit system of the economist Clifford Hugh Douglas ___Limit the salaries bonuses commissions of traders banksters lobbeyists administrators and leaders of multinationals ___Prohibit fiscal heavens, taking profits out of the country (to have them reinvested in), and hedge funds, GMO,s suicide seeds, subsidize recycling. and stop policing the world with wasteful expensive military bases.
Posted by amanfromMars on 02/12/12 09:37 PM
"whatever happens, the piper will be paid. Actions have consequences, always. The only question is "who faces the consequences"." …… Posted by rossbcan on 02/12/12 03:49 PM
The lead actors and their willing servant slaves, of course, as is and has always been the case, rossbcan. What you give, is what you get, is Natural Symmetry Application in All Singularity ProgramMING.
You want War and Hate, you get War and Hate.
You want Peace and Harmony, you get Peace and Harmony.
You want War and Hate and Peace and Harmony, you get War and Hate and Peace and Harmony and CHAOS Crashing Systems.
Or are you misinformed and imagine that it is more complicated that that with Command and Control of IT, Computers and CyberSpace?
Posted by canobs on 02/12/12 09:25 PM
As the covert operations of the CIA-NED-USaid-G.SorosNGO,s organizations cannot appear in regular government accounting, these are covered by the controlled drug trade, this is why the main export of Afghanistan became soon with the local warlords industrial, most of the drug infiltrated in China and Russia to destabilize these countries and some other
Posted by canobs on 02/12/12 09:15 PM
Interesting Article___The world,s greatest dictators were Bush Cheney(halliburton)Rumsfeld, and their non-elected military leaders. The two main industries of glorious USA are Military and Oil, both in southern republican territory.__ These three nice individual,s foreign geopolitics responsible for the complete destruction of several countries, the killing of millions of civilians, and the everyday starvation of a few thousands all around the world, the stealing of the resources of many countries and last the creation of an unbeleivable fraudulus economic crisis refinancing the banks bad assets with the citizens/worker money (now workless) and destruction of democracy with the application of so-called security laws like the Patriot act, legalization of torture and others, when all of this could have been avoided easily.
Posted by rossbcan on 02/12/12 03:49 PM
... create a threat(s) (economic implosion by predators, add a dash of false flag terrorism, stridently repeat lies ad-infinitum), terrorise the population, short circuit critical thinking, blame-shift to a "faux" enemy and soon, everyone is goosstepping either because they have "fallen for it" or, are too terrified to dissent and be alleged to be "not of us and, therefore with them - the alleged enemy".
works every time, or, so THEY think. Time will tell.
whatever happens, the piper will be paid. Actions have consequences, always. The only question is "who faces the consequences".
Posted by GrandpaSpeaks on 02/12/12 03:23 PM
Maybe this explains why the rise of the US police state mirrors the rise of the German police state in the 30's. I thought it was learned behaviour, wrong again.
Posted by steveg on 02/12/12 12:36 PM
Interesting article. I believe, powerful forces have been at work and are still at work today. See link below.
The Corporate Communists/Fascists
By Stephen J. Gray
'The authoritarian elites on both sides operate an 'over world' of organized conspiracy which mirrors the underworld of organized crime.' Charles Levinson in his book 'Vodka Cola.'
The book 'Vodka Cola' revealed in intimate detail the financial connections between the multi-national corporate elites in the west and the communist dictators in the Soviet Union before the 'fall of communism.' Yet, these same corporate elites at that time were telling all and sundry about the 'dangers of communism' while at the same time profiting from their business deals with the communist dictators.
On pages 54 and 55 of Vodka Cola there is a detailed list of: 'Western multinationals with Moscow offices' at the time of the so-called 'Cold War.'
And during the second world war some of these multi-national corporations were hand in glove with Hitler's Germany so states the book: 'Trading With The Enemy' by Charles Higham. ...
[read full article at link below]
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Posted by rossbcan on 02/12/12 12:06 PM
"correct me if I am missing something"
you have fallen for groupthink and anthromorphising. Smite the groups you name and, you smite innocents, plus create a power vacuum for other perps to step into.
The perps are those who initaite aggression (force / fraud) and those who tolerate / support them. Groups are an intellectual abstraction and DO NOT EXIST. Only individuals and their actions / consequences in our action PRECEDES consequence reality exist (ARE REAL).
Posted by c.martel on 02/12/12 11:59 AM
Although the real identities of this so-called "Elite" remains something of a clouded mystery, as some sort of shadowy presence lurking behind the curtain, it becomes more apparent day by day that some of the more prominent supporting actors are an assemblage of aging 1960's hippies and Marxist radicals and their off-spring who have morphed into the present day "ruling class" of politicians, journalists, entertainers and academics.
Just trying to bring a little more clarity to the subject! Please feel free to correct me if I am missing something.
Posted by speedygonzales on 02/12/12 09:50 AM
There is one excelent article which turned into dangerous propaganda.
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Read what folx said.
Article is similar to Click to view link
History of 2 wars started long time ego. In 12th century, when Order of Teutonic Knights, Teuton served Rome as mercenaries and ye remember what templar said to Thule Society in Viena that Jesus talked to Teutonic legion of Rome, In 12th century Teutonic knights aka Templars get roman catholic pope OK by bula that all lands on North east europe and Russia will be under their control. This started 400 years of Northern crusades against slavs and peacefull folx there.
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This created state of Prussia on land of slavic Old Prussia.
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There was always wars up there
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So if germans claim that Danzig was theirs or Sudetenland in Czech republic as nazi claim all is Bull shtuff.
Problem was that those Teutonic knight broke accord with Vatican and they turned to reformation, like Frederick the Gr8.
What do ye think Teutonic knights were by blood? Descendants of Charlemagne, who was killer of pagans even germans.
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Actually. What Constantine, he was from Spain, did, he sold power to the priests and they made him saint. This is how christianity was founded and how religion married politics.
Second marriage Click to view link
The Charlemagne line goes thru Hanover dynasty. Click to view link
Descendants of Charlemagne were Otto von Bismarck, the last Kaiser Wilhelm, but prince Bernhard of Netherland as well. Click to view link
So what we know as Orange, like Netherland orange color, or William of Orange, is actualy Hanover, is German, is conected to Vatican as they married. And ye know where has roots american ruling dynasty. Click to view link
What is secret of secret societies and jesuits? Most likely some gnostics kodexes or scripts and they know truth about Jesus and Christianity and judaism. The truth is that jesuits honor Baphomet aka Sophia godes of wisdom.
So as you can C Dr. Ingrid Rimland Zundel wrote excelent article to some point. Then it turned to propaganda like hell. Instead of British isles or France slavs were conquered 1000 years latter. So slavs did not lost their language and culture or pagan religion as french and britons did. French and english is language of Roman mercenaries as occupying force. They simply enslaved and raped gals and islanders.
And you know Jan Hus and 6 unsuccsefull crusades against Czechs.
OK. Look at todays game: 85% of agriculture subsidies of European Union goes to the west. For any Eurodollar for eastern europe they pay 90 cents to one dollar back. Slovakia has 60% productivity of Denmark but only 17% wages.
This is colonization fee. I think they were little bit 2 far.
Game is over.
Posted by rossbcan on 02/12/12 07:40 AM
AW: "It is not Leviathan that provides civil prosperity but Leviathan that spells the end of it."
... and why?
because Leviathan forcefully asserts the "right to survive" and the "necessity" (Machiavailli, falsely framed arguments) of being "master predator" to do so. There is only one way to do so, by destroying justice and therefore the ability of all who are "not of Leviatan" to socially, economically survive by making pro-survival choices which are, by definition, against Leviathan:
Justice Defined: We are all free to profit or suffer and learn (adapt to excellence) by facing the consequences of our OWN choices. Injustice is to be forced to suffer the consequences of choices of unaccountable (irresponsible) others..
"The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern. The law of liberty tends to abolish the reign of race over race, of faith over faith, of class over class." ~ Lord Acton
... and, since Leviathan produces nothing "of use", apart from coercion and rationalizations for its predations, the resources it wastes and the conflict it creates in forcefully asseting "we, the people" are serfs, of use only to the extent we "support" Leviathan means that, Leviathan, as a predator, is, by definition an enemy of the productive and civilization, a self-correcting PROBLEM:
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... we, as a species have been exactly here before, endlessly warring and debating the faux question of "who is to be master", in the false "hope" that better master's can exist, collapsing civilization, only to re-discover: "meet the new boss, same as the old boss". These issues were resolved centuries ago: There can be no "boss". "Rule of Man" destroys civilizations (the rules by which we peacefully cooperate for MUTUAL self-interest) because man is adrift in infinity and, no man nor group of men can be intelligent nor informed enough to comprehend how to navigate (control) the lives of others, in diverse environments which are UNKNOWABLE to the controllers.
THINK about it:
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The historical (and correct) answer to the "who is to rule" question formed the very basis of western civilization, now in its final death throes due to being rationalized away by predators on the bench.
The answer is "no man or group of men" is capable of being god, determining who lives and dies". We, as individuals OWN our lives and, whether we live of die is our own responsibility / choice. We do not have the moral right nor intellectual ability to determine (form groups of bullies, or vote) the survival / non survival of others. We rule our own lives and peaceful affairs up to, but not including the point where we negatively affect the survival of others. This is a "balance of power" of "EQUAL right to choose life, for ALL". To upset this "balance of power" is MAD (mutually assured destruction), the historical destroyer of civilization.
Our far wiser ancestors KNEW this and acknowleged the "rule of law" as a REAL neccessity to guard peace, civilization and collective survival:
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Now, our "guardians of civilization" have falsely concluded that doing their basic job of predator control in civilization requires them to be "master predator", resulting, once again, in "rule of corrupt man" and, end of peace, civilization and collective survival until these predators and their supporters are decisivly dealt with.
It's that simple. NOT rocket science.
Posted by Jones on 02/12/12 07:39 AM
"The question is what are we willing to do about it."
Watch this interview... Jones is Jones but Dr. Boyle has been involved in efforts to actually do something positive "about it". Brave guy.
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Posted by alan wattson on 02/12/12 02:55 AM
"The top elite families - the ones that apparently control central banking trillions... "
The assertion copied above is the lynch pin of the dominant elite's control. Yet it is difficult for even financial practitioners to understand how the dominant minority actually control these central banking trillions. It would be helpful if TDB would dedicate an article to explaining exactly how the elite control these trillions; something we could use as a reference point when confronted with the "awe c'mon" pushback invariably received from those whom we are trying to educate. Many thanks for your excellent work.
Posted by Cognizant on 02/11/12 10:52 PM
You're right, and he was right. They don't give a F*** about us. And we shouldn't give a F*** about them. The question is what are we willing to do about it. I get so tired of people just complaining. If they aren't out trying to do something, then they have no right to compalin. They need to earn the right to complain.
If we don't try something, nothing will get done! Viva the Tea Party!