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Rebellion Spreads ... EU Elites Have Miscalculated?
For those who missed the story, a 77-year old retired pharmacist – Dimitris Christoulas – has shot himself to death in front of the Greek Parliament in Syntagma Square, protesting the degradation of his country. It is a call to arms, a poignant moment in Europe's unfolding drama, reminiscent of the Buddhist self-immolations of south-east Asia that so captured world attention. His suicide note refers to the Quisling regime of George Tsolakoglou under Axis occupation in World War Two. We have entered perilous waters in Europe. Greece is not an isolated case. Variants of the Greek tragedy are unfolding in a string of countries as they embark on similar policies of self-feeding contraction, as will become clear over the next two years. Spain's youth unemployment is already 50.5pc. – UK Telegraph/Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
Dominant Social Theme: This death is shocking. We are so sorry! (Nothing will change, though) ...
Free-Market Analysis: We have often written that the power elite's reaction to the Internet Reformation is one that will not be entirely successful. The suicide of Dimitris Christoulas may perhaps support this contention.
We see and hear, as do you ... And we have watched what we call the Internet Reformation unfold over time and the elite's reaction to it. At first there was indifference. Now there is something approaching panic, in our view.
The dynastic families that want to run the world – and already apparently run the world's central banks – have traveled the route that they took after the advent of the Gutenberg Press, which also enlightened the masses about the Way the World Worked.
They have tried to co-opt the expanding illumination without much success thus far. They've used a series of false-flag intermediaries, in our view, including perhaps Julian Assange, Anonymous and, in aggregate, Occupy Wall Street.
This is analogous to the apparent use of Martin Luther and John Calvin to split the Catholic Church long ago. There's even some anecdotal evidence of support for Oliver Cromwell and his activities in deposing British royalty for a generation.
But ultimately, the elites of the day were REACTING to the Gutenberg Press much as they are, from our point of view, nowadays. The escalating responses to the Internet are quite in line with this.
The elites generally use war, economic depression and authoritarianism to keep order during stressful times, though ordinarily they prefer to use dominant social themes.
These fear-based promotions are intended to frighten people into accepting globalist solutions and generally to establish internationalism. But they are not working so well in this era of the Internet.
And so ... as we have noticed, the elites have grown increasingly brutal. Certainly, having built up the EU they are busy creating increased centralization.
We figure this is the REAL reason for austerity. The Greeks are being pounded on as an example to others. But beyond this the misery spreading throughout the PIGS is real. The idea generally is to make people in the West so miserable that they will not be able to object to the "new world order" the elites have in mind.
Where does the death of Dimitris Christoulas fit into all of this? Well ... it's being covered intensively by the mainstream press, which means there's some sort of elite promotional angle to it.
We figure the promotion is simply more of the same. It's part of the kind of dialectic that the elite likes to establish to control the conversation and manipulate society toward desired ends.
On the one side you have vicious austerity and on the other you've got people offing themselves. Now, perhaps the idea is to reach a middle ground where the Greeks will exist as a cowed and miserable people, just not miserable enough either to rebel or commit suicide en masse.
But here's the thing: There's no evidence that the suicide of this poor man was staged that we can see, or that the stinging suicide note he left is a forgery. And even if both the suicide and letter were somehow the product of elite manipulation, we'd still argue the result is the same.
The elites are playing catch-up. They've been exposed via the Internet just as the Gutenberg Press exposed their machinations and manipulations so long ago.
The elites of the day used that exposure to try to make changes in society that worked to their benefit. But there's no doubt, from what we can tell, that those reactions were accommodative.
The elites didn't desire a Renaissance. Nor did they desire a New World or a small "R" republican "united States."
The elites, in our view, neither anticipated nor welcomed the phenomenon that has become the Internet. They have dealt with it as best they can and have apparently speeded up their plans to achieve globalism as a result.
Within this context, the death of Dimitris Christoulas enlightens us. There is probably no doubt that his death will be manipulated – and is already being manipulated – for purposes of reinforcing an "austerity" dialectic.
But manipulations only go so far. At some point the anger is real and the truth is not to be gainsaid. This may be one of those moments. Evans-Pritchard, despite his soft-peddling of the Greek situation in this article, writes eloquently about the death itself:
The event has happened, and such events have consequences ... The structure of monetary union is the root cause of this deepening crisis, since it shuts off the usual solutions: the policy mix of fiscal and monetary contraction under way simultaneously in countries containing 140m people is making it even worse ... Much hope is being placed on belt-tightening, and on root-and-branch reforms that will take five to 10 years to bear fruit. Mr Christoulas has alerted Europe that civil society will not wait.
The elites can practice damage control – as they are doing – while simultaneously plunging the world into war and depression. But ultimately the Internet remains, along with its illumination.
It is a process, not an episode. It will not likely be stilled, redirected or ameliorated. It will run its course. The powers-that-be have by now realized this, though that has only spurred them to redouble their efforts.
But at some point reality will set in. They will probably have to take a step back. They may have no choice. There are billions who are not elites and only a few who are. And some of those who are not are likely willing to die to change things. This is likely a fearful prospect for the elites.
Conclusion: They do not sleep well at night, either.
Updated on date of publication.
Posted by amanfromMars on 04/06/12 07:45 AM
"If the elites retreat on an issue, it is because they've learned through trial and error that the masses will eventually succumb to their agenda via incrementalism and/or the dialectic ... ." ... . Posted by gamma ray on 04/05/12 01:40 PM
Then/When that is the case, gammon ray, have they still more than just a lot to learn, ... . [and probably also more than they are intellectually equipped to voluntary accept to provide them with a fitness of continuity for future command and control purpose, and thus have already lost and are in psychotic denial of the loss of effective leading positive positions that they may have presumed to be theirs to continue to assume] for the masses are no longer as easily fooled and blindly led by their arrogant and ignorant manipulations of perception as was the case of yore. There are/is a new breed/class of networks internetworking with extremely well educated and communicative heroes into the SMARTer Arts of Being, and they would share their Immaculate Sees in order to Realise what is to Yet 42 Be in that which is a'coming and so accommodating.
And they are neither confined nor exclusively programmed to be slave servers to existing operating systems but rather more programs virtually designed to replace them with that which the future requires, and which is presently quite obviously an Alien App and Sublime Concept and currently missing from All Systems' Programs ... .. Equitable Peace Offering Constructive Harmony.
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6 April 2012 10:10AM
"China is deeply flawed. Its dominance is not inevitable
The country's success will continue only if its elites initiate the political and economic reforms it desperately needs" ... . Jonathan Fenby
That is as may presently be, Jonathan, but with those who may know what would be needed to be done, ready, willing and able to help and enable China with the provision and mentoring of future technologies/methodologies …… [such as may be virtual, virile, viral, virtuous and venerable, and which in some cases may also be considered to be venal and highly classified and top secret/sensitive compartment information too, with all able to target and exploit any and all Executive and Administrative Command and Control systems and SCADA vulnerabilities with invisible and intangible zeroday attack parameters/protocols …. (SMART IntelAIgent Squirmishes/SQLised Sorties)] ….. is it more certain than unlikely?
And whenever one considers the current dire straits as have surely been orchestrated by leading western capitalist/mercantalist programs/pogroms, why ever not would a novel oriental lead, which the West has not had the foresight to create, not be a most welcome change? [/blockquote]
Posted by MetaCynic on 04/06/12 05:05 AM
The U.S. recently also had a high profile suicide, Chicken Man as he was known in his small town in Georgia. He was harassed into blowing up his house and himself by a shockingly but not surprisingly cruel, unaccountable bureaucracy scheming to seize his property for a park. I suspect that many hearing this sad story wished that Chicken Man had managed to focus the hot rage to live a Rambo moment before checking out.
It will soon be evident that self destruction is a barren response to unchecked abuses of power. The developed world is a parched and dried forest just waiting for that spark from somewhere to touch off the conflagration needed to clear out the dead wood so that Jefferson's tree of liberty can flourish.
Posted by bob on 04/06/12 12:42 AM
Based in the info provided by KGB to the Soviet Politburo in 1968, ~600,000 Jews were killed during the WW II. After all, the Soviets got most of the NAZI archives as well as their own statistics/data.
In 1968, the Soviet leadership started to realize that Stalin was correct in 1952 identifying the Zionist movement as a very serious threat to USSR. Following "the Prague Spring' in 1968, KGB found that almost entire Czechoslovakia mass media and the Communist Party propaganda machine was penetrated and under Zionist Mossad control. The Soviet Politburo requested KGB to compile the data about Zionist movement including its history, operations, etc.,
The KGB report stated that ~600,000 Jews were killed during the WW II. This was less than 10% of Jewish pre-WW II population. [For this matter, USSR and Poland lost ~18% of their population during the WW II.] However, Zionists deliberately increased this number by 10x times creating "the Holocaust" as a tool to promote/achieve their goals/objectives with almost total impunity.
However, the Soviet leadership being utterly paralyzed by its own internal corruption (that eventually destroyed USSR) and has done nothing about it.
Posted by seer on 04/05/12 08:51 PM
OK -let us get this in order. A number of countries suffer a huge down turn in their economies and as unemployment escalates people take to the streets in protest and governments are changed through democratic elections and in a few cases not so democratic elections. There may even be a revolution or two. This is nothing new-it has happened repeatedly throughout recorded history but... .this time it is the elites who are purposely organizing this destruction, which would seem to put these very elites in danger of losing everything. All to perpetrate a one world rule to which may be opposed by billions of people.
OR short sighted governments have been influenced by the corporations and top shareholders into adopting lax controls on corporate banking and business, which freed even more short sighted CEO's and short sighted business innovations (think derivatives, sub-prime mortgage packaging, etc.) to reap Significant Short term profits only to be taken down by the long term consequences of these actions. In this emergency, the same influential people told the gullible government leaders the Sky would fall if government did not bail out the banks and corporations at the expense of the populace as a whole.
Posted by tjdetmers on 04/05/12 08:19 PM
I am wondering what stereotypical image you have of an average Bible thumper. I am a Bible believing Christian and I will admit that I am not that smart. However... .even I know that the present day population of Israel is not doing God's Will... ..but rather that they are still deceived by Satan... ..just as they were in the Easter story that is celebrated around the world this weekend. The elites and their global banking etc. serve Satan as well. But of course... .the truly intellectual know that religion is just an opiate for the ignorant. Jesus Christ is the only way to God... and once you "get" that, the temporary power excercised by the elite does not seem so ominous... ..although it is real. Easter is the pinnacle of the Christian story. I would echo your prayer for wisdom and understanding and after that courage.
Posted by theodorej on 04/05/12 06:44 PM
Do the numbers ... . 6million Jews slaughtered , if one out of every six killed one german soldier it would not have taken long for the german Army to figure out ... trying to kill these folks is a bad idea...
Posted by theodorej on 04/05/12 06:39 PM
The Internet is the Genie ... . and it is out of the bottle... At the rate technology is evolving no one entity will be able to control the internet...
Good luck to the elites if they try ... . The best chance they have for control is to try and shut it down and if they succeed at doing shutting it down Anarchy would be iminent... IMHO
Posted by theodorej on 04/05/12 05:54 PM
OK ... Chad ... As if the average person understands the symbolism of Revelation... The Horns and heads with the Crowns symbolize Europe and the eventuallity of the appearance of the Beast and his false prophet... As I read the Bell I have a sense that they are touching on an issue that escapes the interlect of your average Bible thumper... They speak of the Elites and the business of Global banking... The synagogue of satan is spoken of in the bible and it describes these folks as people who profess to be Jews but in fact are counterfeit Askenaze and not decendants of Abraham... What this all means could very well be that judgement will befall the homeland of these counterfeits and them themselves before the appearance of the beast and the union that will dominate the world... My prayer is for wisdom and understanding and after that courage.
Posted by theodorej on 04/05/12 05:28 PM
Greeting : What a waste of a human life ... . 77years in a profession that is key in the administration of health care... The ugly truth is that this man has died for a cause that has out lived its usefullness and the reality that socialism does not work... Eventually it crashes and burns under its own weight, that being the system is running out of other peoples money... My feeling is... . given the times we live in and the calibar of the masses,the genie is about to get out of the bottle and that will not bode well for the elites be they Euro or Pan American...
Posted by chad2 on 04/05/12 04:16 PM
Then I saw a beast rising up out of the sea. It had seven heads and ten horns, with ten crowns on its horns. And written on each head were names that blasphemed God.
Posted by Wrusssr on 04/05/12 03:29 PM
Keepers of MSM's information keys (station and network owners/publishers/etc) were purchased long ago and set up information brothels for Oz; all to the detriment of many good writers and journalists past and present; the majority of whom are/were throttled by MSM owners, corporate advertisers, and Their Big Agenda.
Many journalists and writers turned to the 'Net for outlets. There too, though, can be found the same propaganda, disinformation, agendas, and out-right lies that are printed daily or drone-on in living rooms . . . but . . . truth and accurate, uncontrolled writing and exchange of information has emerged alongside the lies.
The reader can easily compare and evaluate now.
The elite's new century attempt to force-feed boogeymen to the public turned millions away from MSM. Faux pandemics and dangerous vaccines. Terrorists that aren't. Weapons of mass destruction that weren't. A world economic crisis that didn't have to be. Box-cutter wielding Arabs flying 747s or whatever into buildings. A WTC-7 building miraculously collapsing on its footprint untouched by any plane. Global warming. Oscars for Gore. Nobel Peace Prizes for Obama. Monsanto's 'green revolution' of genetically modified seed and food (approved by the FDA)fed to the American public unlabeled and untested as safe for human consumption since the mid-1990s; since found to sterilize and harm organs of lab mammals tested by independent labs in Europe (and subsequently banned by most European countries). Gulf War Syndrome (GWS). 'Bubbles.'
The list is long and it has all been debunked by the Internet with nary a peep from MSM. Nolo Contendre. Or, how MSM lost the information battle with the web.
The reading public now knows-realizes-they have been duped by MSM lo these many years. Research is at their fingertips. 'Net readers can and do check what's floated. MSM can no longer tell them what to think about via controlled information outlets. Tipping points were numerous. Cronkite's Internet pandering video before a world globalist meeting comes to mind.
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Oz scrambles to control a web originally intended for spying on the public.
No luck, so far.
The Internet is a process (as DB has pointed to many times) that is affecting-and spreading among-humanity; a 21st century Gutenberg digital.
Now, MSM is moth-balling its old business model because key parts of it-faux truth and credibility-fell off as it tried to keep up with the Internet's information super highway.
Posted by josejoe on 04/05/12 02:47 PM
bobby7, my view is and has been-that moses was the first REAL con man in recorded history. i'm sure there were many before him, but none so clever.
Posted by mijama on 04/05/12 02:34 PM
Actually, he DOES understand this. Check out some of his interviews. He's a very insightful man. I would love to see a Daily Bell interview with him.
Posted by gamma ray on 04/05/12 01:40 PM
I'm not familiar with Sheridan but I have to wonder how it is that he doesn't understand that the elites are sociopaths who sometimes use psychopaths and violent sociopaths as a means to an end.
If the elites retreat on an issue, it is because they've learned through trial and error that the masses will eventually succumb to their agenda via incrementalism and/or the dialectic and all out battles are usually too costly and even counterproductive.
Posted by rossbcan on 04/05/12 01:20 PM
... but, apparently, THEY are creating shortages in the bullet market, YOUR tax dollars, at work.
Posted by rossbcan on 04/05/12 01:19 PM
DB: "And some of those who are not are likely willing to die to change things. This is likely a fearful prospect for the elites."
Highly probable because: Survival equals ability to adapt to environment EQUALS ability to choose correctly EQUALS Freedom:
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THEY cannot tolerate OUR freedom because we MAY do something they don't like, such as refusing servitude, or to pay for the consequences of THEIR actions.
Posted by ghendric on 04/05/12 01:19 PM
... we have the guns too..
Posted by rossbcan on 04/05/12 12:28 PM
An important part of any re-EVOLUTION is that the symbology of the old and, their circuses "must fall"
Hopefully, all the hyped fearmongering will backfire and, people will just stay away in droves, allowing this symbol, like the Berlin Wall to fall peacefully. It's not a party if no-one comes.
Posted by Abu Aardvark on 04/05/12 12:27 PM
As an entirely off-topic side note:
'Were early humans cooking their food a million years ago?' (The Christian Science Monitor)
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Happy Easter, y'all !!!
Posted by Leighboy on 04/05/12 12:26 PM
Pointy eared ones:
Not disconnected from your article on the unfortunate soul in Athens:
Re U.K. Government snooping plans.
For those who see it as benign and 'If you don't do anything wrong, what's the problem?'
The problem is that 'doing something wrong' can change according to the laws passed by the authorities at any time.
If they gain the capability to check each website that you have visited, then it is but a small step to ban people from visiting certain websites.
Websites that may be deemed 'terrorist' by an unelected official, for example.
The game plan that the powers that be are employing here seems to be:
1/ Nail down the far end to start.
What they are doing now; publicly acknowledging that they have the capability to snoop and stating that they urgently need to use it.
When they say that they are doing it for 'our' good, you are not included, they are talking about themselves.
It is a bold ploy, it could be a checkmate ploy if it was accepted without question.
But they knew that it would be questioned:
2/ Face down the kickback from from all quarters, emphatically defend your position
Give as little ground as possible. Put out a 'much watered down' version once most of the opposition has been pacified, yet whatever the result, totalitarianism takes one step forward.
Clearly this is a well tried and tested formula.
Always we go in one direction.
3/ 'Haha, we have been doing most of it for years, anyhow.'
I am no GCHQ or communications expert but it seems to me that with speech recognition technology and supercomputers, it must have been possible to listen in to every telephone conversation for some time now, looking for key words and patterns, extracting the suspicious ones and re processing for possible action by humans.
The availability of the above mentioned technology would, surely, be too much of a temptation for any of the powers that be these days to eschew.