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Money, its a crime Money, its a gas

Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon

Archimedes of Syracuse (c. 287 BC c. 212 BC)


The king of Syracuse commissioned a goldsmith to make a crown of gold and supplied him with the gold
But could he trust the goldsmith? Wouldnt the goldsmith add some other metals and keep some gold for himself?

The king asked Archimedes to figure out a method to control the purity of the crown
Archimedes took a bath, musing over the problem: Eureka!

When an object is submerged in a liquid, it experiences an upward force that is equal to the weight of the displaced liquid
Weight = specific gravity of the liquid * displaced volume
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Jesus Christ (c. 0 AD c. 30 AD)


And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves, And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves. St. Matthew 21-12,13.
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Jesus Christ (c. 0 AD BC c. 30 BC)


At that time, every city in Palestine had its own coins. In Jerusalem, pilgrims for Eastern had to exchange their local coins for silver shekels in order to be able to buy a lamb and a dove.
They were not allowed to bring these themselves The exchange rate was very profitable for the moneychangers The price of a dove was rather high

The lamb was sacrificed in the temple and then eaten by the high priests of the temple and their relatives, who got a free lunch It was the tradition to release the pigeon, just as the Roman Catholic pope is still doing at Eastern Sunday The doves were domestic ones: once they were released by the pilgrims, who had paid for them, they flew back to their dovecote where they got some food And then they were transferred once more to the temple for another flight, again and again

Jesus Christ (c. 0 AD BC c. 30 BC)


Making money out of the credulity of the common people is apparently of all times and can take many forms!
Frequent new releases of an operating system for a PC Expensive ink cartridges for cheap printers

Did Jesus held a degree in economics, finance or business administration? Anyhow, He clearly had a keen eye on what was going on during the touristic season in the Jerusalem of his times!
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Aristocracy (middle ages)


Had the power and authority to mint coins
Coins of gold and silver Weight of the coin determined the value Usually with the head of the king in one side and a seal or symbol on the other side

Had the power and authority to collect taxes Had also the power and authority to re-mint coins
Another picture of the same king or with the picture of the new king Of gold and silver, but with some less valuable metal added so the king could spend more money than he had collected via taxes

Inflation
Erosion of the purchasing power and the savings of his own people Gresham's law: Bad money drives out good money
The older coins, with more gold and silver, were hoarded by the people, as they were more valuable than the new coins The pure coins were no longer in circulation
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Paper money aristocracy


1519: Election of a new emperor for the Holy Roman Empire by 7 electors 2 candidates
Francois I, king of France
Residing in Paris, the largest European city of that time Was very wealthy, could easily buy the votes of the electors with golden Ecus

Charles V, king of Spain


But residing in Ghent, Flanders, the second largest European city of that time Was not that wealthy, but he had a very creative banker: Jacob Fugger Bought votes of the elecyors with letters of credit at an amount higher than the French king But these letters of credit could only be cashed after the election of Charles V!

The 7 greedy electors elected Charles V as the new emperor!


The first big victory of credit over cash! Charles V decided to increase the taxes in Ghent and Flanders in order to raise the necessary money in order to refund the electors There was an insurrection of the citizens of Ghent Charles V realized that a violent oppression wouldnt pay him a coin, on the contrary, it would cost him a lot of money So he showed clemency: the most prominent citizens had to appear before him in their nightshirt and with a rope around their neck He promised that no one would be hung, if the citizens accepted the increase in taxes The citizens decided to choose for their lives, and accepted the tax increase This story sounds familiar, doesnt it?

Since then the citizens of Ghent are called the rope-carriers

Do you want to be a rope-carrier for the rest of your life and for generations to come?

Goldsmiths (17th century)


Rich people didnt hoard their gold and silver coins at home, but in the vaults of a goldsmith
They paid a fee for the safekeeping of the amount (volume) and the duration of the deposit in the vault They paid a fee for every transaction (deposit as well as withdrawal)

They received a certificate of deposit on their name


Mister X has deposited this amount of gold and silver in the vault of goldsmith Y

They could use this certificate as proof of creditworthiness during the negotiation of a commercial transaction When the economic transaction was done, the gold and silver had to be transported
From the goldsmith of the buyer To the goldsmith of the seller

But then Robin Hood and his friends were planning a finch-trap:
There was a real risk of theft during the transport
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Creative goldsmiths
Decided to issue certificates on bearer in stead of certificates on the name of the depositor
The bearer of the certificate had the right to withdraw an amount of gold and silver for the amount mentioned on the certificate with the goldsmith mentioned on the certificate People could use this as a proof of creditworthiness But also started to use the paper certificates as a means of payment

Physical transport of gold and silver was no longer needed


People started to exchange these certificates on bearer, without ever wondering where the gold and silver was exactly stored They just let the gold and silver in place and peace where it was: in the vault of the goldsmith

But the goldsmiths saw their revenues decline


The fees for deposit and withdrawals evaporated Only the fee for safekeeping in the vault remained, but who could they charge for it?

So there was again need for some creativity


The goldsmiths got the idea to issue 5 times more certificates on bearer than they had deposits of gold and silver in their vaults These extra certificates were then lend out at a certain interest rate The probability that everyone would collect his gold and silver at the same time was considered as very small So we are safe, the goldsmiths thought

Were they? Are your savings safe? Earning money on something you dont own and have created out of the blue!
Is this morally justified?
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A vault somewhere in the rocky soil of Manhattan

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Creative goldsmiths become bankers


The start of the fractional reserve banking system
Lend more money than the reserves or the own capital The common practice of these days: 10 times more

The Hidden Papermoney Aristocracy (Howard Katz)


The power and authority to create inflation passed from the aristocracy to the bankers
The reminting and counterfeiting of gold and silver coins has stopped completely since then

The printing press was indeed an important invention


Ink and paper are much easier to handle and manipulate than metals

The printing press, just as dynamite, can be used for noble (Nobel) or less noble purposes
Noble: provide credit to employers and the public in general in order to invest and to buy a home, which stimulates economic growth Less noble: create inflation in order to undermine and siphon off the purchasing power and the savings of the population
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The surging democracy


1642: The English people revolted against king Charles I The king was beheaded The republic was installed with a democratically chosen Parliament
Only the people paying a minimum amount of taxes could vote

There was a period with a lot of social turmoil, executions and internal violence between Anglicans and Catholics (Oliver Cromwell) The English people decided to return to a parliamentary monarchy The newly appointed king William had to accept that his power and authority was subordinated to the elected Parliament
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... Could have led to a period of more peace


Traditionally, king William started a jolly good war against France
This war kept on going, and the kings treasury was empty Waging a war overseas cost a lot of money! William asked the Parliament to increase the taxes with 5 million pound

The people grumbled and they were more than sick of the never-ending war
So the parliament agreed on an increase of only 3 million pound William tried to loan the missing 2 million on the financial markets Which skyrocketed the interest rates on the financial markets The king could loan only 1 million pound So he was short of another 1 million pound

Conclusion: More democracy leads to a more peaceful world


When elected representatives can decide on the level of taxes for the people they represent, then they have to take account of the public opinion, as their reelection depends on the consent of the voters When a population is confronted with the cost of a war in a direct and rational form of taxes, then they are less war minded : Is the war worth the extra financial burden?
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But was crippled by paper money


1691: William Paterson had the illuminative idea to create the Central Bank of England
A starting capital of van 72,000 pound in gold and silver was collected from private investors The Central Bank then printed 162/3 more paper certificates on bearer than they had coverage for a total amount of 1,200,000 pound and then lend this paper money to the king William, so he could proceed with his war and this at an interest rate of 81/3% The annual amount of interest, 100,000 pound, was thus greater than the initial invested capital!

If that isnt making money, then what is?


Magically, isnt it?
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so there was hyperinflation


King William started to spend the loaned money to proceed the war
He paid for weapons, ammunition, ships, horses He paid his mercenaries He paid for the food of the horses and the mercenaries (in this order)
Mercenaries can plunder wherever they are, horses dont do this

Against this sudden increase of demand there was no equal increase of supply
Prices on the markets skyrocketed, there was hyperinflation

The people were facing a drastic decline in their purchasing power and their savings, so they lost their confidence in that paper money
There was a run on the banks, the people tried to safeguard their real money gold and silver coins The first persons who took action were lucky, the rest had just bad luck: the vaults of the Central Bank and the other banks were completely empty Most of the banks failed, even the Bank of England

By the way: in most countries, pyramid games are prohibited by law!


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A moral lesson from history


More democracy could have led to less wars and more peace
As people, represented by their directly elected representatives, can decide on the level of taxes So they are directly and a priori confronted with the cost of a war And they can judge in a rational way: Is the war worth the effort?
Expressed in currency, not in human suffering

Paper money, issued by a privately owned central bank, who lends this money to the king or the government, undermines democracy
The people are not aware a priori of the cost of a war
And what is the life of a fellow human being worth? A soldier of the own country? A woman? A child?

The bill of the war is presented to the people a posteriori as inflation and deprecation of their savings But the people do not see the connection between
Financing a war by creating paper money out of the blue And the resulting inflation and higher taxes So they pay twice for the war!

The decision to wage a war lays (lies?) no longer with the aristocracy or the politicians, but with the bankers, who can make a huge profit
At least with some bankers, who still adhere to Malthusianism and Social Darwinism! One banker is not the same as another
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Some more history

Reciprocal of Wholesale Price index, in the USA 1910-14 = 100, Logarithmic scale in cent
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Evolution of the purchasing power of the US$


(In terms to buy basic raw materials)
The figure traces the value of the United States dollar since its adoption by the Continental Congress in the 1780s Study of this chart suggests that every time a sharp depreciation of the currency occurs (e.g.: 1812, 1861, 1917, 1942, 1966), we have a war, and every time a major war breaks out, we have a significant depreciation of the currency Howard Katz: The Warmongers, p3
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Evolution of the inflation in the USA

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Wildest inflation historically comes with periods of war

The figure shows the historical ups and downs of wholesale prices. Each war is clearly marked by a peak Wars
1780s: Revolutionary war War of 1812 1860s: Civil War 1914-18: WWI 1940-45: WWII 1950s: Korean War 1960s: Vietnam War...

After each major war in the country's history, there has been slightly less of a price drop. Indeed, after World War II there was no significant drop. For 80 years the general price trend - abroad as well as here - has been upward.

As an omen for the future, note one crucially significant fact: after World War II there was no decline in prices at all comparable with what had followed previous wars...
Paul Samuelson: Economics, p 270-271. Nobel Price Laureate economy. Omen? To describe a phenomenon is one thing, to understand it is quite another thing!
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Some intermediate questions


What connects the dots?
What are the underlying reasons and the interconnections of all of this?

Cui Bono?
Who gets the most of the benefits?

Why? How?

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The (English) East India Company


Established in 1600 3.500 merchants vested themselves the rights to hold the monopoly in the trade with India and the Far Orient, with the consent of queen Elizabeth, who was one of the shareholders
Spices, tea, silk, porcelain, ivory

The start of the colonization of Africa, India, Indonesia (The Dutch), The Philippines (Spain)
Ships had to sail to The Levant via Africa They had to stop in Africa in order to replenish fresh water and food To secure this, military control of the trading posts was very important, as well in the Far Orient as in Africa So the East India Company had its own private militia, a military force that far exceeded the regular army of England

But that costs money, a whole lot of money

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And they didnt have that money


In their trade with other countries, the EIC could not use paper money, not even with the picture of a king or a queen on it
I assume the people in Africa and the Far Orient laughed very hard at the English when they tried to convince them to accept paper in exchange for ivory, silk or tea And the English had nothing else to offer, as their products (fabrics and pottery) were inferior to those of China and India (silk, spices and chinaware) and Africa (ivory)

The EIC traders just had not enough working capital in gold and silver in order to finance their business So barter was necessary But barter with what commodity?
What had England to offer to the rest of the world? Later on we will elaborate this issue!

Anyhow, the imported products were in great demand in England and the rest of Europe, people were willing to pay a high prices for the spices, the tea, the ivory and the tulips
The profits for the EIC were enormous They were able to build a fancy office building and a lot of ships And they were even able to start their own research and education center in order to prepare the expats for their mission abroad among those savages 25

The EIC Headquarters

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An EIC cargo-vessel
Cover of a book describing the history of the East India Company. Take notice of the flags!

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The EIC College


The first management school in the history of the western world (Honourable?)
Training (Indoctrination in order to be Just another brick in the wall?) of the expats: The dos and the don'ts, the how in order to deal with those savages in The Levant, America and Africa Research of the revenues and the costs, and how to optimize profits

Thomas Malthus
Professor in political economy He kept some statistics on population growth and the evolution of means of production (land for agriculture, revenues of investments)
Population increases with a geometric progression (1, 2, 4, 8, 16,) Resources, revenues and means of production only increase with an arithmetic progression (1, 2, 3, 4)

So the resources per capita declines! Conclusion: There will never be enough for everyone, on the contrary, there will be less and less! So it is us or them!

This theory
Had an enormous influence on the mode of operation of the EIC and the English government in the Anglo-Saxon controlled colonies (Commonwealth? Give me a break!) And still governs even till these days the geopolitical thinking and acting in the world 28

Malthusianism for Dummies


(In his own words)
The power of population is so superior to the power of the earth to produce subsistence for man that premature death must in some shape or other visit the human race. The vices of mankind are active and able ministers of depopulation. They are the precursors in the great army of destruction, and often finish the dreadful work themselves But should they fail in this war of extermination, sickly seasons, epidemics, pestilence, and plague advance in terrific array, and sweep off their thousands and tens of thousands Should success [sic!] be still incomplete, gigantic inevitable famine stalks in the rear and with one mighty blow levels the population with the food of the world
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Malthusianism for Dummies


Only natural causes (e.g. accidents and old age), misery (war, pestilence, and above all famine), moral restraint and vice (which for Malthus included infanticide, murder, contraception and homosexuality) could check excessive population growth In a pure rational and amoral way: Women and kids first!
Kids have many years ahead, so they need a lot of resources: the younger they die, the better! Women can bear babies, men cannot do this Men can be used as cheap labor force or as cannon fodder After all, rational a-moralism isnt the same as im-moralism, is it?
A typical English tag question Just as John Lennon, I hate all kind of isms (hear his song Give Peace a Chance)

Malthus favored moral restraint (including late marriage and sexual abstinence) as a check on population growth However, it is worth noting that Malthus proposed this only for the working and poor classes. Thus, the lower social classes took a great deal of responsibility for societal ills, according to his theory In his work An Essay on the Principle of Population, he proposed the gradual abolition of poor laws. Essentially what this resulted in was the promotion of legislation which degenerated the conditions of the poor in England, lowering their population
Charles Dickens, Victor Hugo, L.P. Boon
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The practical consequences of the theory of Malthus


The original purpose of the trade-posts in Africa was to be able to take fresh supplies of water and food during the long journey to India, and to export African slaves to the American colonies (see also later) Also the trading posts had to be supplied with goods for local trade. The space that became available on the vessels was then loaded with locally produced goods and slaves With the voluntary, bribed or forced co-operation of the local chefs (warlords), plantations were created to produce locally
Not the food for the local population But goods to feed the industry at home (cotton, rubber, ) or as means of payment in the trade with China (poppy, opium)

The estates in Africa functioned based on slave-labor and the suppression of the local population and warfare against the nearby tribes in order to capture slaves and to get hold of ivory
The ivory was transported from inland Africa to the trading posts by slaves Both the ivory and the slaves were sold to the European traders

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Mercantilism
(just another ism)
Under the British mercantile system, the colonies were supposed to supply raw materials like cotton, which were then processed in the English mills into fabrics, which where then exported, so the British Isles could pay for the import of their food and other necessities. Control over cotton in those days was considered just as crucial as control over oil in these days
Noam Chomsky, Failed States, p. 93

Some Englishmen in the 1860s believed that British free trade, industrial monopoly and human slavery travel together, as advocated by the British East India Company A cargo vessel that sails empty costs a lot of money So the EIC decided to sail in triangles: each voyage should be profitable by carrying a load
Cotton and other products from the colonies to England Finished textile products to the colonies in order to dress those naked savages properly and to other markets Slaves to America in order to work in the cotton fields
The local Native American population was indeed decimated by smallpox , firewater, the extermination of the buffaloes (Buffalo Bill) and other tricks Have you ever wondered how the leprosy virus managed to get to Hawaii, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean? Swimming?

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The EIC on Saint Helena


A nice example of what the real and ultimate intentions of the EIC were, is the island St Helena in the Atlantic Ocean, where later Napoleon was sent into exile On that island, in the 1670s, the total population was forced to work as feudal serfs in the plantations of the EIC, or they were added as cheap recruits to the EICs private garrisons
John Keay, The Honourable Company, p. 179

The local population was thus isolated from their own natural resources, and in some places even massacred, as they were not willing to co-operate with the system Rebellion was often the result, so the East India Company had to impose their law and order by private militias, paid by the Company itself And the cost of these private militias started to get so high because of the local rebellion, that it started to erode the profits of the Company
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The EIC in America


Most Native American tribes where nomads and hunters So they were a nuisance to the European settlers, who did not like their crops to be destroyed by the migration of the Native Americans, who just followed the migration of the buffaloes Their life support the buffaloes and the native people were massacred, as they were not fitted to work as cheap labor force on the farms, and the buffaloes could not be domesticated
Just see the film Dances with Wolves

The local population was exposed to smallpox and firewater Those who survived this biological warfare were massacred The few remaining where concentrated in sanctuaries
Even those who collaborated as tracker or interpreter with the white men Just see the film Cochise

Cheap labor force had to be imported from elsewhere:


Slaves from Africa to work in the cotton fields Cheap laborers from China to work on the construction of the railroads
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The EIC steals America from the English government and even from the American people!

Flag of the East India Company

First flag of the USA, sewn by Elizabeth Griscom Ross in 1776 for George Washington

The American flag is made with the flag of the East India Company in mind. The flag had thirteen stripes, and the Union Jack was replaced with thirteen stars, the initial number of states in the confederation
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The EIC takes control of America


George Washington took command of the US. Continental Army under an elm tree in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The flag used for that occasion was the East India Companys flag, which by pure coincidence had the thirteen red and white stripes. Though it was only coincidence, most of those present thought the thirteen red and white stripes did represent the thirteen American colonies - ergo, was very appropriate - but they complained about the included British flags superimposed crosses in the blue rectangle in the top corner George Washington conferred with Betsy Ross, after which came the thirteen white, five pointed stars in the blue field with the thirteen red and white horizontal stripes While the British government lost the 1776 Independence War, the East India Companys owners, who constituted the invisible power structure behind the British government, not only did not lose [the Independence War] but moved right into the new U.S.A. economy along with the latters most powerful landowners Read Buckminster Fuller, Critical Path
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The EIC takes control of America


The American brothers Elihu and Thomas Yale had made their personal fortune as members of the East India Company Elihu donated a large amount of fortune to his old school, then known as His Majestys College of Connecticut In 1718 the grateful trustees renamed it Yale College in his honor. Later it became Yale University
The house of Skull and Bones

See the film The Good Shepherd


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The EIC in India


During the first half of the 19th century, the privately-owned East India Company had full control over India, with the bribed consent of the Mogul, and the EIC private militias outnumbered the regular English army The local population was thus isolated from their own natural resources, and in some places even massacred, as they did not want to co-operate with the system When a region was faced with failing crops and famine, the EIC prohibited transport of food to these regions: they rather let the people starve to death Rebellion was often the result, so the East India Company had to impose their law and order by private militias, paid by the Company itself And the cost of these private militias started to get so high because of the local rebellion, that it started to erode the profits of the Company. During the first half of the 19th century, the privately-owned East India Company had full control over India and their private militia outnumbered the regular English army

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The EIC in India


In 1850 the colony was transferred to the Crown: the East India Company decided to give all the land they controlled as colonies to the state - the community, the people - however with the tacit assumption that the burdens were for the community, while the profits were still for the Company Young men were called in the army, paid by the state (with the taxes paid by the people), that send them to the colonies in order to do some peace-keeping and fight the local rebels The EIC dissolved itself, but Malthusianism and the idea about free Trade did not disappear They were taken over by the British Government and a lot of companies that were born out of the EIC (banks, insurance companies, transport companies) The Belgian king Leopold II did a similar thing with Congo, which first was his privately owned colony
Only after it became a Belgian colony, missionaries were sent Before that, it was not necessary, or they were not welcome as Nosy Parkers
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The American EIC and the trade with China


American clippers: the fastest sailing ships of their time The Malthusian way of thinking and acting, which has been so successful to build the British Empire, was adopted by those in command of the United States. The big Anglo-Saxon family fortunes in the USA were made in the China-trade In this trade, opium was used as intermediate medium of exchange in order to buy silk, tea and china-ware (porcelain) from China
The fast American clippers sailed first to the countries where poppy was cultivated, like Turkey and the Gulf of Bengali, to collect the raw product or the processed opium Then they sailed to China where the opium was discharged and tea and chinaware were loaded, so they could sail back to the USA with some more respectable goods

Also cheap Chinese labor-forces were transported to America, as long as they were willing to pay in order to get to the land of promise
They were used as cheap labor force during the construction of the Wall Street financed and owned railways Apparently, trade in human beings, looking for a better way of living, is of all times
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The American EIC and the trade with China


The flow of opium into China started to irritate the Emperor of China, who saw his people slip away, so he put a ban on the import of opium According to the original American Constitution, the USA had a militia system, only aimed at self-defense. There was no standing army and no Navy for an offensive war overseas So the Anglo-Saxon lite of the USA then persuaded their cousins in England to start a war against China. British gunboats were sent to Shanghai in order to persuade the Chinese to change their mind The regular army of a country was used in order to restore the trade in narcotics! The free opium trade was even ratified by the treaty of Nanjing (1842)

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The American EIC and the trade with Japan


Japan is another fascinating example. Just as China and the Islamic world, it was one of the most isolated societies in the world
Isolated from the introduction of free trade financed by paper money or trade in opium

Between 1639 and 1854 only one western ship per year was allowed to enter a Japanese harbor Then followed the famous episode of Commander M.C. Perry, who in 1854, from the bridge of his gunboat, forced Japan to open its harbors for western ships
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The American EIC and the trade with Japan


The period after this event resembles the transition the countries of Eastern Europe had to go through after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Between 1859 and 1865 the prices in Japan rose with a factor 6 due to the introduction of paper money! The political system was undermined, the shogun lost his authority, and the emperor took the political power in his own hand. The decision to modernize the country was taken overnight. This shocktherapy was later called the Meiji-revolution of 1868
Daniel Cohen, Globalization and its Adversaries, p. 107

See the film The Last Samurai.


The main purpose of the USA and European countries was to sell weapons to Japan, weapons that were used against the Japanese traditional rural population

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The American EIC on Hawaii


Tropical climate Ideal for raising pineapples and other tropical fruits The Dole Company
Huge estates for the production of pineapples for the export of canned pineapples all over the world Monoculture Little land left for the production of other cultures

But what about the local population?


They cannot live on pineapples only, can they? How will we feed them? How in Gods name leprosy arrived in Hawaii, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, thousands of nautical miles of sea from the continents
Swimming? Sailing!

Biological warfare and genocide is indeed of all times Belgium has inherited a saint from this event: Saint Damien
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American Civil War


The South:
Hot and humid Agriculture (cotton, exported to England) Large estates, owned by the very rich ex-EIC-traders No local market, as most of the people were slaves

The North:
Too cold to grow cotton Poor immigrants from different European aristocratic ruled countries, hoping to build a better future for themselves and their children Settlers, small farms, shopkeepers, laborers, small and medium sized enterprises

Conflicting interests
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Abraham Lincoln
One of the first things President Lincoln did after he came to office, was to close the USA borders from free trade in order to stimulate the domestic industrial production, against the economic and financial interests of the British mercantilists In that time money was issued by private banks in the United States. Lincoln decided that money should be issued by the government (as stipulated in the US Constitution!): the famous greenback notes The two measures resulted in his death. He was shot by John Wilkins Booth. What was the motive for this murder and who was behind Booth? In India Mahatma Gandhi introduced the spinning wheel in every household and stimulated local salt production from sea water. He too was shot

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was killed
John Wilkes Booth would be seen as a hired gun. In its simplest terms, the theory is that Lincoln needed money to finance the Civil War He was offered loans at high interest rates by bankers in Europe led by the Rothschilds. Rather than accept the loans, Lincoln found other means to fund the war effort More importantly, the British bankers opposed Lincolns protectionist policies. Some Englishmen in the 1860s believed that British free trade, industrial monopoly and human slavery travel together
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Rothschild
Lincolns policies after the Civil War would have destroyed the Rothschilds commodity speculations
After the war, Lincoln planned a mild reconstruction policy which would have enabled a resumption of agriculture production The Rothschilds were betting the other way on high prices caused by a tough reconstruction policy toward the South

Lincoln was viewed as a threat to the established order of things, and he was assassinated as a result The goal was to weaken the United States so the Rothschilds could take over its economy
An article titled The Rothschilds International Plot to Kill Lincoln was published October 29, 1976, in New Solidarity 48

What happened in 1913-14?

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The preparation of the Great War


J.P Morgan
Banker in America
Agent of the English Rothschilds bank

But also agent and lobbyist for the weapon industry


He convinced the American government to increase military production in order to save democracy
Read To save the WASP way of life, White Anglo-Saxon Protestant

The increase in military spending was to be financed with a loan that the US government could get from J.P. Morgan himself! But the question was: how will the US government pay back the loan?

Federal Income Tax!


The American Congress introduces the federal income tax So they can refund the loan to Morgan & Co And they can hide the cost of the military spending and the coming war from the American people
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The preparation of the Great War


Federal Reserve Bank
Central Bank with private shareholders Authorized to issue money (read print) With as sole purpose to loan the paper money to the government Who needs the money for the war preparation

Samuel Bush
Owner of a company in Ohio that produces parts for the railway industry (remember: Wall Street owned!) He converted his company to an weapon parts producing facility (idem ditto?)
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Samuel Bush
The U.S entered The Great War in 1917 In the spring of 1918, Prescott Bushs father, Samuel P. Bush, became chief of the Ordnance, Small Arms and Ammunition Section of the War Industries Board. Samuel Bush took national responsibility for government assistance to and relations with Remington and other weapons companies This was an unusual appointment, as he seemed to have no background in munitions. Samuel Bush had been president of the Buckeye Steel Castings Co. in Columbus, Ohio, makers of railcar parts. His entire career had been in the railroad business, supplying equipment to the Wall Streetowned railroad systems
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The Russian revolution


The Czar and the elected government of Russia very well knew what had happened in China and Japan
They said Njet to the British and American free trade system and their private owned central banking system

Two American bankers, George Herbert Walker and Averell Harriman, got the idea to put some money in the hands of a fellow named Lenin in order to back his Bolshevist revolution
William B. Thompson, director of the Federal Reserve Bank, traveled in December 1917 to Russia to donate a check of one million dollars to the Bolshevistic party! This money was used by the Bolshevists to buy American Remington weapons

The Romanovs asked for political asylum with their cousins, the house of Hannover in England
But the house of Hannover, from German origin, came into power in England with the aid of the money of the Rothschilds (remember the banker Jacob Fugger and emperor Karel V) So they denied their cousins political asylum in England The Czar and his family were murdered with American Remington weapons After the Great War, the House of Hannover changed their name to the House of Windsor, their residence
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The Russian revolution


And apparently the idea seemed to work The Russian people were promised that, if they worked very hard, Russia would evolve into a heaven on earth for the laborers and the farmers Maybe they would not see the paradise themselves, but their children certainly would or maybe their grandchildren
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The Versailles treaty


During the Great War:
France lent money from the French Rothschild bank, England from the English Rothschild bank, and Germany from the German Rothschild bank
In 1916 Germany was willing to end the war, as they made no progression in Flanders Fields Anglo-Saxon and international bankers travelled to Berlin and foisted the Germans an extra loan

Basil Zaharoff, as a salesman for the Swedish inventor Thorsten Nordenfelt, was known for his crafty, aggressive and corrupt business tactics. These included selling arms to both sides of conflicts, selling fake or faulty machinery to clients, and sabotaging demonstrations. Zaharoff sold munitions to many nations of his day, including Great Britain, Germany, the Russian Empire, the Ottoman Empire, Greece, Spain, Japan, and the United States

So who won the war? The Versailles treaty


No politicians No military Only bankers at the table
Germany was imposed severe reparation payments Leading to Nazism And the Second World War
Which prompted historians to rename the Great War to The First World War Indeed, who could ever imagine that such a horrible thing would be repeated? Humankind cannot be that stupid!
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Crash on Wall Street 1929


Speculative soap bubble bursts Banks fail, savings of the public are wiped out Pension funds, investing in real estate and shares of companies, are just empty boxes Companies are closed Massive unemployment People commit suicide by jumping out of the window of their office on Wall Street The Great Depression of the 1930s is born
See the film They shoot horses, dont they
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Strong blending of

Investigation of what went wrong prior to the crash of 1929


Savings banks Commercial banks Business banks Insurance companies

A lethal cocktail! Communicating barrels of both funds and information


No transparency towards the government, the public, and not even towards the small shareholders of the banks Money from saving accounts and insurance policies was used for dubious and speculative investments
Not to the advantage of the client nor the shareholder But for quick own profit for the business bankers and huge bonuses for their traders

Because of the strong blending, inside trading was perfectly possible


Perfect knowledge of both the due date of life insurance policies and the portfolio of investments Ergo perfect knowledge of what will be sold on the stock market when So it is not that difficult to take position
Even a child could figure this out! So why the huge bonuses?
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The New Deal of President Roosevelt


Investigations during the early 1930s of what had caused the crash on Wall Street in 1929 had shown that the major financial companies were active not only in saving and loans for the public, pension funds, insurances, but also in speculative investments for their own account, using the deposits of their own clients They perfectly knew the composition and the due dates of the portfolios of their private clients, the pension funds and the insurance contracts. They had foreknowledge of when what contracts would end, when cash could be received and when payments had to be done and thus shares had to be sold in order to generate cash They could perfectly prepare themselves for fluctuations on the stock exchange market and anticipate them, so the losses would be for the public, and they could even make an extra profit via their speculative investments for their own account
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The New Deal of President Roosevelt


To trade on the stock exchange market with foreknowledge is considered to be illegal. So these investigations resulted in the GlassSteagall Act of 1933, also known as the The Banking Act Due to this legislation, designed to protect the savings of the public, a banker had as much decision power as a postmaster over the price of post stamps: none!
The banker could no longer decide autonomously on the level of interest for loans or savings. These were dictated by the government

Pension funds, which after the 1929 crash on Wall Street proved to be just hollow vessels, were allowed to invest only in long term government bonds, with a low but secured yield, and no longer in shares
But at least the revenues went to the pension funds of the common people Since 2008, the US government bonds are automatically bought by the Federal Reserve, who buys them with fiat money created out of thin air! So, in the future the revenues will no longer go back to the American public, but to the shareholders of the Federal Reserve! More on that later

And there was a strict separation between investment banking activities, commercial banking, savings banks and insurance activities, so inside trading would no longer be possible

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The New Deal of President Roosevelt


During the period of the New Deal in the mid and late 1930s, the mechanism for the creation of money was also strictly controlled
Increase in the money supply was supposed to go hand in hand with real economic growth

After the Second World War, the value of the major international currencies was linked to the value of gold during the conference of Bretton Woods in 1944
For many years the dollar had a rather fixed international exchange rate This was good for international trade, as this gave industrial companies financial security and stability: they were sure what amount of money they would receive or have to pay in their international trade
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Also during the 1930s


A certain Prescott Bush
son of Samuel Bush and son in law of the already mentioned George Herbert Walker and father of President Bush Sr. and grandfather of President Bush Jr. together with some Anglo-American bankers

organized financial support to a small political movement in Germany headed by a fellow named Adolf Hitler
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Support from Anglo-Saxon bankers for Hitler


Le Canard Enchain of August 1939 published the following interesting item:
In 1933 there appeared in Holland a book, written by a certain Sidney Warburg, which quickly disappeared from booksellers windows. In it the author stated that in the preceding year, 1932, he had attended meetings in the United States of financial gentlemen who were seeking means of subsidizing Hitler

It appears that among those present were Sir Henry Deterding, representatives of Morgan's bank, Mr. Montagu Norman (governor of the Bank of England), and representatives of the Mendelsohn Bank Mr. Montagu was openly in favor of supporting the new Hitler movement by 1931. By 1935 the Bank was openly pro-Nazi, as revealed even in the Financial News of May 15 of that year In Our Crowd, Stephen Birmingham tell us that Sidney Warburg was a pseudonym for Max Warburg, a prominent German banker and a close friend of Hjalmar Schacht (the head of the German central bank under Hitler) Howard Katz, The Warmongers, pp. 77-81.
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Hitler US-Support?
The book quickly disappeared from booksellers windows once the Nazis were in control. But a copy of the book was recovered in 1982, and the financial support was indeed given to Hitler The publishing company Dormer Knar from Munched in Germany announced that they found a book written by the American banker Sidney Warburg. In that book he wrote that American bankers have donated millions of US$ to Adolf Hitler as a support for the organization of his Naziparty Warburg, who was co-owner of the bank Kuhn Loeb en Co. from New York, describes the three meetings he had with Hitler on behalf of American bankers, the Bank of England and oil-companies in order to discuss the ways in which Hitlers political movement could be financed Warburg declared that Hitler received via Kuhn Loeb 10 million dollars in 1929, another 15 million dollar in 1931 and 7 million dollar when he managed to seize the power in 1933 The book was published in Holland in 1933, just before Warburg died, but it disappeared during the war after the translator and the publisher were killed De Standaard, September 25th 1982
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Once again Malthusianism


And yes, it seemed to work again.
Again a country with a one-party system and people who worked hard for very little or even nothing If they did not want to collaborate, they were interned in a labor camp or even in an extermination camp.

Hadnt Malthus said there would not be enough for everyone? American companies made use of the slave-labor that the prisoners had to do.
They paid a fee to the Nazi-party, who in exchange guaranteed maximum surveillance and minimum nutrition for the laborers. See the film Schindlers List

But the biggest part of the income was used by the Nazis for the further development of their own power-structure and weapon industry. In England, America and other countries many of the economic and financial upper-class admired the economic miracle that was going on in Germany. What they did not want to see was the following
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Map of extermination camps and laborcamps in Nazi-Germany and occupied territories

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Entrance of the concentration camp Auschwitz: Arbeit Macht Frei

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With this as a result

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The US pivotal strategy *to+ prolong war


At a certain moment Hitler who was only chosen as a front-man as long as he was useful for the Anglo-Saxon captains of finance and industry realized that the system worked, and he decided to go for it on his own and for the glory of Germany He had signed a non-attack pact with Stalin in order to feel safe on his eastern border
Both very well knew the ins and outs of the matter: both communism and Nazism had been financed by the same Anglo-Saxon bankers and industrialists After the invasion of Poland, he treacherously attacked Russia in order to find even more lebensraum for the Germans eastward.

And what was the strategy of the Anglo-Saxon lite?


In the early stages of the war, Harry Trumans view was simple: If we see that Germany is winning we ought to help Russia and if Russia is winning we ought to help Germany and [in] that way let them kill as many people as possible, what political scientist Timothy Crawford calls a pivotal strategy *to+ prolong war. Noam Chomsky, Failed States, p. 122.

Harry Truman: a dedicated Malthusian


War is the perfect tool to solve the supposed problem of overpopulation and to get control of the resources of the Earth
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The US joins the war


Hitler ordained that foreign companies could export their financial profits only in small amounts to the home-country for most of the companies this was the USA and England So suddenly Hitler became persona non grata for the AngloSaxon captains of industry and finance, he had to be removed There was a media campaign of gigantic proportions in America in order to change the public sentiment from proGermany to anti-Germany and from anti-war to pro-war After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor the highest political and military leaders of the USA very well knew in advance when and where the attack would take place the American soldiers once more went to a war for freedom and democracy
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And allies with the USSR

Averell Harriman (a banker as we already know) as VS-ambassador in Moscow (1943-46) with Uncle Joe Stalin, attending a military parade The facial expressions and body language speak for themselves I wonder who is most delighted with the state of affairs in Russia at that time?
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Yale University
It is a remarkable coincidence that Averell Harriman, George Herbert Walker and granddad Prescott Bush all graduated from Yale University, and that they were members of an obscure secret society, Skull and Bones, just as dad George Bush Sr. and his son George Bush Jr., and many other known persons in the American political and financial upper-class
In the film The Good Shepherd you can see how the CIA was formed out of this secret "club" of students

In 1903, the Yale Divinity School [sic!] started a program of schools and hospitals in Shanghai, and you may guess just once who used to work there as a young fellow. Indeed, Mao Zedong was among the staff Indeed, the very same Mao Zedong, who with his cultural revolution wanted to transform China into a paradise for laborers and farmers according to the well-tried recipe of a one-party system, no private property, heavy industrialization, the elimination of the intelligentsia, a genocide on his own population, and to the total neglect of ecology and human dignity of the laborers

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The influence of Prescott Bush

Picture of Prescott Bush himself and a young Richard Nixon The facial expressions and body language speak for themselves The hierarchy is obvious. I just wonder
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I just wonder
Who is in control? When this picture was made: after some initiation rite? The hat seems to be crucial, even the color seems to matter. The whiter the higher in rank? WASP? Nixon lost the presidential elections from J.F. Kennedy. Kennedy was reluctant to escalate the Vietnam war, printed silver backed dollars (more on this later) and was shot Where this picture was made; and who are those two other fellows; and who are all those fellows on the wall?
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China revisited: ping-pong


President Nixon and Henry Kissinger got Mao out of his isolation, and George Bush Sr. was appointed the first ambassador in China On the subject of Nixon, I only want to say the following
After the soap-bubble burst on Wall Street in 1929 and the following Great Depression during the 1930s, Roosevelt tried to put things back to order with his New Deal, and the financial system was strictly controlled by the government
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The GlassSteagall Act of 1933, also known as the The Banking Act
Due to this legislation, designed to protect the savings of the public, a banker had as much decision power as a postmaster over the price of post stamps: he could no longer decide autonomously on the level of interest for loans or savings. These were dictated by the government. Pension funds, which after the 1929 crash on Wall Street proved to be just hollow vessels, were allowed to invest only in government bonds with a low but secured yield and no longer in shares. And there was a strict separation between investment banking activities, commercial banking and insurance activities, as during the previous years banks had used their foreknowledge in order to swindle their own clients and shareholders for their own profit During the period of the New Deal in the mid and late 1930s, the mechanism for the creation of money was also strictly controlled: increase in the money supply was supposed to go hand in hand with real economic growth

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And Bretton Woods


After the Second World War, the value of the major international currencies was linked to the value of gold during the conference of Bretton Woods in 1944, and for many years the dollar had a rather fixed international exchange rate This was good for international trade, as this gave industrial companies financial security and stability: they were sure what amount of money they would receive or have to pay in their international trade But at least the revenues went to the pension funds, the common people Since 2008, the US government bonds are automatically bought by the Federal Reserve, who buys them with fiat money created out of thin air So the revenues will no longer go back to the American public, but to the shareholders of the Federal Reserve!
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Undone by tricky Dickey


Well, that mister Nixon abandoned most of these measures:
In 1971 he blew up the Bretton Woods agreement, the value of the dollar was no longer tied to the value of gold Since 1973 the US$ exchange rate compared to other international currencies was no longer fixed and a system of floating exchange rates was introduced This has led in the subsequent years to monetary instability in the international trade, to financial speculation and to the recurrence of financial and economic crises, which were all fuelled by more financial deregulation under the false pretext that the free market is infallible The barriers between private banking and insurance activities were also abolished, and pension-funds were again allowed to invest in shares of private companies on the stock market
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Just as the GlassSteagall Act of 1933


On top of this, the GlassSteagall Act was greatly redrawn in 1999 by the GrammLeachBliley Act (GLB), also known as the Financial Services Modernization Act *sic!+
Service?! Modernization?! Sounds to me like Orwellian newspeak! White man speaks with double tongue!

On November 12th 1999 President Clinton signed this act, which allowed commercial banks, investment banks, securities firms and insurance companies again to consolidate, as in the period prior to the crash on Wall Street in 1929
As Santayana has formulated it: Those who do not remember the past are condemned to relive it History learns us that humankind has learned nothing from 78 it

President Clinton just signed the GrammLeachBliley Act

As you can see on the picture, many people were attending the signing of this Act
Maybe they just didnt trust Bill and they had a rope with them in order to lynch him in case that democratic son of a bitch would refuse to sign (After all, presidents can use their vetoright, but they can also be impeached and loose their pension)

They all seem very enthusiastic with this stroke of a pen by President Clinton, that had a profound impact on the history of the world, even until these days especially these days (2008 2012)
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Creeping inflation in order to finance the Cold War


We have shown already some interesting charts concerning the purchasing power of the dollar and the inflation in the United States of America:
After a period with a rather constant purchasing power of the dollar and zero inflation, except in times of wars, the purchasing power of the dollar has been eroded and there has been a creeping inflation ever since 1913, the year that the Federal Reserve central banking system was introduced This evolution was even accelerated since 1933, when the USA officially abandoned the gold standard, and even more after the Second World War
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Creeping inflation in order to finance the Cold War


Indeed, after the Second World War, the USA did not return to the militia system, as dictated by their Constitution, but they started to act as policeman on world-level Lacking a real enemy to fight, they declared a former ally and product of the Anglo-Saxon financial lite the USSR as new enemy, a threat to Western freedom, values and democracy This resulted into the Cold War and a crazy arms race, financed by a constant erosion of the purchasing power of the population and sky-high budget deficits in most Western countries, financed with loans from banks and fiat money As the dollar was internationally accepted as legal tender, but as a matter of fact is made by the Federal Reserve from mere paper and ink, you can see that over the years there has been a creeping erosion of the purchasing power of companies and private persons to the advantage of the captains of high finance You should check the following web-site, where you can see the shareholder structure of the Federal Reserve System: http://www.save-a-patriot.org/files/view/whofed.html

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Geopolitics for Dummies


When George Bush Sr. former director of the CIA and the first ambassador in China after the Ping-Pong diplomacy of Kissinger and Nixon was president, one of his geopolitical partners, with whom he also arranged some lucrative deals, was a certain Saddam Hussein, leader of the Baath party, president of Iraq Saddam also came to power after a revolution in 1963, backed by the CIA under President Kennedy
Again the leader of a unitary state and murderer of his own people He was useful for the USA because of his vendetta with Iran. The ayatollahs were sitting on a big arsenal of weapons from the days of the Shah, so a war between Iraq and Iran was very convenient to the USA

Here we also see the mechanism that is used to turn a former ally into an enemy when he decides to go for it on his own.
As a matter of fact, Saddam Hussein was deluded into the First Gulf War when he informed the American ambassador in advance that he would annex Kuwait historically a former province of Iraq, but separated from Iraq by the British because of its oil reserves and its access to the sea The American ambassador assured him that the Americans were not interested in that local affair and would not interfere
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Geopolitics for Dummies


But things turned out differently Iraq was beaten up very badly, and imposed a ban on export of oil, except for food and medicines There was enough oil on the world market at that time, the prices were under pressure, so it did not harm to take one of the biggest oil producers temporarily out off the world-market Hadnt the Iron Curtain fallen down and hadnt Siberian and Caspian oil become available on the world market? Bush Sr. allowed Saddam to stay in power After all, he had the perfect regime: a dictatorship Until Saddam made some errors. Making oil deals with Russia and France was acceptable, but dropping the US$ as means of payment in the oil-trade and switching to the EURO was one step too far So he had to be removed from the stage And he could be removed, as another player had come on stage in order to play the role of the villain, with the approval of the hawks in the government of Bush Jr.: Osama Bin Laden and his Al Qaeda
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Geopolitics for Dummies


I could continue with stories on Mobutu and uranium in Congo, the socalled Marxist revolution in Ethiopia in order to overthrow the emperor Haile Selassie, president Kabila Sr. and Jr. and coltan and tin in Eastern Congo, Liberia and Nigeria and oil in West Africa But enough on this: the mechanism is always the same
Financial support to a revolutionary movement in order to overthrow a regime that does not agree with the trading rules that the international captains of finance and oil and weapon industry are trying to impose The installation of a totalitarian regime, suppression of freedom of speech and the intelligentsia A labor party is installed People have to work very hard, but cannot accumulate personal wealth for themselves or their children Genocide on a part of the population From time to time a former dictator-friend is turned into an enemy, and a war for freedom and democracy is fought once more, paid by the creation of fiat money on which interest is due to the international captains of finance After the war the borders of the countries are redrawn so that the seeds of new future conflicts are already sown
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Geopolitics for Dummies


In the period after the Second World War, the focus has been on creating ever more new needs of the same already affluent people. This has resulted in the ever increasing vertical gap between the haves and the have-nots, an over-cropping of natural resources, especially of nonrenewable fossil energy. And according to Noam Chomsky in his book Failed States, this could even lead to a new arms race in space induced by the United States, as such forces will be needed, US intelligence and the Space Command agreed, because globalization of the world economy will lead to a widening economic divide and deepening economic stagnation, political instability, and cultural alienation, thus provoking unrest and violence among the have-nots, much of it directed against the United States. The space program fell within the framework of the officially announced Clinton doctrine that the United States is entitled to resort to unilateral use of military power to insure uninhibited access to key markets, energy supplies, and strategic resources
Noam Chomsky, Failed States, p. 10.

Wasnt globalization officially supposed to increase material welfare, also for the people in the Third World? I think some world leaders have a 85 hidden agenda

Geopolitics for Dummies


Africa was cut off from the international trade routes once the Suez channel was constructed, South America once the Panama channel was constructed The majority of the people in those countries were thus considered as dispensable eaters, without any right to their own natural resources Dictators and a rich, greedy lite in those countries, as well as wars, were very convenient in order to protect the colonial and postcolonial international world-order
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Geopolitics for Dummies


In his book Globalization and its Adversaries, Daniel Cohen notices in a rational and amoral way that colonizators who succeeded in exterminating the local population also succeeded in creating affluent societies: the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand while in the colonies where they did not succeed in the complete extermination [sic!], the economy has failed: South Africa, Congo, India, Indonesia, Latin America
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Geopolitics for Dummies


Mr. Cohen, I do not know if you will ever read this, but the latter countries didnt fail to create affluent societies because their native population was not completely exterminated, but because their native population was never allowed to become an equal partner in the economic process, there was no democracy, most of them were considered cheap as labor force, a lot of them as dispensable eaters!
What about dispensable intellectuals and economists who still adhere Malthusianism?

They were used as cheap labor force, without any purchasing power, so they could not contribute to internal economic growth, only to the export of basic products like cotton and rubber to the rich countries So profit for society and profit for business was dependant on the international markets controlled by the Commonwealth of the British Empire and later by the American Empire! Cant you see this, M. Cohen? It is not a matter of complete extermination, but of granting economic and political rights to the local people! More democracy leads to more material prosperity for more people. Using the local people as cheap labor force and depriving them from a fair income is, on the long run, contra-productive: the countrys economic growth and thus the profit of companies depended solely on the export, as there was no growth of internal consumption, and was thus very vulnerable
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Thomas Malthus was and is wrong!


Population growth
Thomas Malthus was right over only a short time-span. Over a longer period of time, the population growth evolves according to the S-curve, elaborated by the Belgian mathematician and demographer Pierre Francois Verhulst already in 1838: the logistic population growth model. I am pretty sure that most students in economics or politics have learned about Thomas Malthus at university, but that they were never instructed about the logistic population growth model of Pierre Francois Verhulst. Economic science is an ideology in disguise!
Telling a lie is not very nice Not telling the truth is worse And only telling half of the truth is even worst!

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Thomas Malthus was and is wrong!


Resources
Since the days of Malthus, science and technology have evolved so drastically that, with ever less energy and materials, more and more can be accomplished. Buckminster Fuller has given several examples of this evolution from the use of water over the building of houses to the production and distribution of electricity on a world scale He ends his discourse with the following conclusion: This clearly confirmed the reasonability of my working assumption that the accelerated ephemeralization of science and technology might someday accomplish so much with so little that we could sustainingly take care of all humanity at a higher standard of living than any ever experienced, which would prove the Malthusian only you or me doctrine to be completely fallacious...
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Once more!
Do you want to be a rope-carrier for the rest of your life and for generations to come?
History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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If not, reach out and touch!


Nowadays, more and more persons have become aware of the problems of these times. They realize that we are living in a transition period a bifurcation point in the terms of dissipative structures and selforganizing systems of Ilya Progogine which could lead to a leap forward for all of humankind, or to a major setback These people act individually or in a myriad of informal or formal organizations in an uncoordinated manner, a kaleidoscopic waste of effort and time, that could however become a powerful force for change if they could be synchronized towards the Truth. What follows is how I envision this could be achieved The study Eight days a week - The Fourth Wave and the related documents that you can download from my bookshelf http://www.scribd.com/Geert%20Callens are intended to act on the world in the same way as a solenoid acts on an iron rod placed inside that solenoid

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Solenoid and Magnetism


When a very strong DC-current is sent through the solenoid or wire coil, a magnetic field is created, which forces all the infinitesimal small parts in the iron rod little magnets themselves, but randomly oriented to be directed in the same direction So the rod becomes a very strong magnet itself: all the noses are pointed in the same direction And even after the DC-current is withdrawn, remnant magnetism remains in the iron rod for many, many years to come! Something like E pluribus Unum
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Which New World order do you envision for yourself and your children?
We are on the verge of global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order

David Rockefeller, Council on Foreign Relations

"Problems cannot be solved at the same level of consciousness that created them Albert Einstein

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Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to God

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More information
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Eight days a week - The Fourth Wave


A study of about 290 pages with
Problem analysis: the what Background information: the why And a feasible solution for the benefit of all of mankind! The how

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Eight days a week - The Fourth Wave


In a nutshell, the book describes the hidden mechanisms behind the history of mankind as it has been documented by academic historians, usually many years after the events took place, and this without ever mentioning these hidden mechanisms. A history, which consists of a vicious circle of wars, homicides, vendettas, and genocides... an eye for an eye until the whole world is blind And we seem to be pretty near to that point, as you will read in the epilogue of the study. We have come to a point in history where nobody seems to be in control anymore of the mechanisms he has set into motion, while on the other hand more and more information becomes available in real time via the Internet on whos behind which covert operation With my study Eight days a week - The Fourth Wave I want to show you that there is an alternative for this MADness
MAD: Mutually Assured Destruction, the doctrine of the Cold War in order to rationalize de arms race and the nuclear deployment
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A story that inspired me to formulate my out-off-the-box solution


An old Jewish story goes like this. A man dies. In the world beyond he is allowed to choose himself between heaven and hell[1], which is, indeed, rather exceptional. The man does not like to take the risk to buy a pig in a poke, so he asks for a short visit to both places before making a decision. First he is shown hell: a beautiful decorated room with long tables dressed with the most delicious food and drinks. Then a door is opened and the guests of Beelzebub enter the room, all dressed in magnificent clothes. But all persons seem to have the same handicap: both their elbows are stiff, they cannot bend their arm, so they cannot reach to their mouth. From the moment they see the food, they rush toward the tables. In doing so they push each other aside with one arm and try to grab everything they can with the other, much more than they can eat. But then they fail to bring the delicious food to their mouth, and out of anger and despair, they start to hit each other with the duck lorange, the lobsters and that sort of things. As Jean-Paul Sartre would say : LEnfer, cest les autres. After this visit to hell, the man is given a glimpse of heaven: exactly the same scene. The same beautiful room with the same tables full of delicacies. Again the guests enter the room, dressed in exquisite clothes and again with two stiff arms. Each soul calmly walks towards the table, they all carefully select a piece of food... and reach it to the mouth of the person next to them. All this happens in a serene atmosphere. They all enjoy the delicious banquet. So here we could say: Le ciel, cest les autres.
Heaven is where the policemen are British, the cooks are French, the mechanics German, the lovers Italian and everything is organized by the Swiss. Hell is where the cooks are British, the mechanics are French, the lovers Swiss, the policemen German, and everything is organized by the Italians. 98
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Induce a chain reaction yourself!


Dear friend, I hope you have enjoyed this slideshow and will enjoy reading my documents.

It is up to us, the people, to do something for the people about what is described in these documents. But you and I cannot do this alone. It has to be done by the people.
The first step is to inform other people, your family, friends, colleagues who might be interested in this matter. They can then inform other people, and so one. Maybe then something can be changed. Consider the following table, and you will be surprised how easily and fast you can reach out to the whole world after some iterations.
2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9

to the power10 is

1,024
59,049 1,048,576 9,765,625 60,466,176 282,475,249 1,073.741,824 3,486,784,401

Your street
Your local community Your town Your state Some other states Your country Your continent Half of the world population

Beyond that, we have to go extraterrestrial. All the best!

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Mindgames
So keep on playing those mind games together Doing the ritual dance in the sun Millions of mind guerrillas Putting their soul power to the Karmic wheel Keep on playing those mind games forever Raising the spirit of peace and love (I want you to make love, not war, I know youve heard it before) John Lennon, Mind Games Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There's a crack in everything. That's how the Light gets in. Leonard Cohen, Anthem
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Ode an die Freude!


Written by Friedrich von Schiller and put on music by Ludwig von Beethoven in his 9th symphony

German O Freunde, nicht diese Tne! Sondern lasst uns angenehmere anstimmen, und freudenvollere!

English Oh friends, not these tones! Let us raise our voices in more Pleasing and more joyful sounds!

Freude, Schner Gtterfunken, Tochter aus Elysium,

Joy, fair spark of the gods, Daughter of Elysium,

Wir betreten feuer-trunken,


Himmlische, dein Heiligtum! Deine Zauber binden wieder, Was die Mode streng geteilt; Alle Menschen werden Brder, Wo dein sanfter Flgel weilt.

Drunk with fiery rapture, Goddess,


We approach thy shrine! Thy magic reunites those Whom stern custom has parted; All men will become brothers Under thy gentle wing. 101

Ode an die Freude!


Freude trinken alle Wesen An den Brsten der Natur;
Alle Guten, alle Bsen Folgen ihrer Rosenspur. Ksse gab sie uns und Reben, Einen Freund, geprft im Tod; Wollust ward dem Wurm gegeben, Und der Cherub steht vor Gott.

All the worlds creatures Draw joy from Natures breast;


Both the good and the evil Follow her rose-strewn path. She gave us kisses and wine And a friend loyal unto death; She gave lust for life to the lowliest, And the Cherub stands before God.

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Behold, a Pale Horse

O daughter of the snow-capped mountain! That Ananga whose bow is of flowers, whose bow string is a row of bees, who has five arrows, who has as his feudatory Vasanta, and the Malaya breeze as his chariot, he, even though thus equipped, having obtained some grace from thy side glance, conquers all this world single-handed Saundaryalahari, 6
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Best wishes from the Himalayas

May the Lights in The Land of Plenty shine on the Truth some day!
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The time is gone, the song is over, thought Id something more to say
Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon

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Oh yes, thank you for the music, the films, the literature and the other forms of fine arts, fine in all its meanings!

Indeed, Sound and Vision, blue, blue Piezoelectricity Piezo-illumination

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But I also like a good cartoon!

Maybe John Lennon was right with his song Woman is the Nigger of the World

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And a good joke!


Three British Catholic nuns take the ferry from Dover to Ostend. At the roundabout in Ostend direction Brussels they turn left instead of right and they are hit by a huge truck. At the gate of heaven they are welcomed by Saint Peter. Peter: What a stupid thing to do. Didnt you know that on the continent people drive on the right side, while in England they drive the wrong side? In order to enter heaven, you must answer a question, but as you are devoted nuns I will make it easy for you. To the eldest nun he asks: Who was the first man on earth? Answer: Oh, thats an easy one, Adam!, and she could enter the gate. To the middle-aged nun he asks: Who was the first woman on earth? Answer: Oh, thats an easy one, Eve!, and she could enter the gate. To the youngest nun, still a novice, he asks: What was the first thing Eve said to Adam? The young girl turns read and stumbles: Oh, thats a hard one!, and she too could enter the gate.

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To believe or not to believe? Thats the question!


To believe is to accept without experimental verification
Not to believe is not to accept, also without experimental verification So, what clearly matters is experimental verification! As they say in English: The proof is in eating the pudding!
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The answer!
That is probably why the teacher yells Eat your pudding at the pupils in the public boarding school on the album The Wall of Pink Floyd: so they are prepared to be just another brick in the wall (and war)

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