reply to post by whatzshaken
I offer apologies in advance... this is a rant... but hopefully it's on-topic enough to enjoy membership in this thread.
I wish we weren't so hell-bent on repeating the most tragic errors of our history as people.
I will tell you, that if for no other reason whatsoever, nations must cease the endless gaming of their economies; because inevitably, it leads to a
consolidation of revenue streams and the transfer of wealth from the source of the nations economic power, the people, to supremely disconnected
leadership castes who suffer not one whit of remorse for the carnage their "economic" games inflect on the people.
Now if you think that's off-topic drivel let me explain.
We have THE major powers of the world here... No, not Russia, not the US. The powers to which I refer are bigger, more powerful... they own you...,
and they can (now more than ever,) make you collectively do whatever they want done.
ONE - There's the Energy Cartel
... (I guess that automatically includes the Trilateral Commission folding in the explicit support of the
Military Industrial Complex... which happens to be,
TWO - The Military Industrial Complex
... Because it so happens that wherever
the fear of war (or terror?) exists, they prosper.
THREE - The Supranational Banking Cartel
... you know them... they been royally raping us in America since 1913, much longer still in Europe and
elsewhere. These are the folks who "get" to control the revenue flow... always, in every way...
Then there are the "Bit Players" impotent alone, they collectively support the "Big Players"
Four - The Academic Industrial Complex
... there, I said it. They are the intelligentsia who tell our leaders how to characterize things when
they speak with us... it's disgustingly ignored as yet another hateful example of the purposeful perpetuation of classes in our societies. They are
teaching the worlds children "how" to think... [shudders] and it is they who 'create' the next generation of 'leaders.'
Five - Global Communication Combine
... They have been utterly corralled in and are totally subservient to ONE, TWO, and THREE. They will not
"televise" the revolution, promise.
Six - Project for Human Control
... with members like the Council on Foreign Relations, here in America; (elsewhere it often takes the name of
the parent, the Royal Institute for International Affairs,) are key orchestrators of 'telling people what's important' and of course, there's the
entertainment media of each nation - who participate in this project with joy.
Enter the thing that all those powers aim to render obsolete... nation states.
- repeatedly challenged as an independent entity; her people have had to suffer the "world leaders" who consider nothing more then a
prefecture, an asset to own. Some claim corruption, some claim conspiracy... in either case, the damnable truth is self-evident... the Ukraine - to
everyone but her citizens appears to "belong" to someone else.
- It's pummel and punch all the way from the dissolution of the bankrupt (see THREE) Soviet Union..., Putin has spent 13 years I
believe, pretty much trying to reestablish and solidify the "oligarchy" there... Meanwhile, they have other "existential" matters because of their
"use" of what is technically someone else's land.
The people be damned you say? Half the European Clients rely on the Ukrainian oil transfer infrastructure... we can't have that not
[insert name]'s control? What about the nature of sovereignty? Doesn't that demands negotiation, deliberation, and settlement? Hell, "big" business
foists that responsibility on the citizens everyday (pick a contract, any contract.)
These nations don't "have to" go to war.... it's only the media that is NOW creating that public sentiment. These people who represent the
strategy-makers of ONE, TWO, and THREE will never - ever - suffer the consequences of ANY of their actions... including escalating this to nice
profitable military scenario (where everyone takes "loans" on the people's backs to pay for their fun,) or maybe a nice "structured" settlement deal,
where the banking institutions get to offer increased "services" on their monopoly on (empty) currency. We can't forget the people with the
metaphorical "gun" pointed at the heads of energy-hungry consumers... the big Energy Cartel (who has already demonstrated mastery of the 'evoked'
Ultimately though, all this rant is about how it is that people, living their lives, minding their own business have to suffer the exploits of
so-called "world leaders" who are doing anything but leading... they are dragging the people to their fate in an escalation that can only lead to
more death or suffering. The only certainty is that these leaders will not face the battle.
There is an ongoing crisis of governance in the Ukraine..., this is an old wound, manifesting itself openly.
The Ukraine, as far as I reckon it, has a history made of thousands of generations of people, ranging back to the time, as I understand it, 40,000
years ago - the time of the domestication of the horse; and today they are a pawn, in a system of governance, which pretends to be theirs, as much as
our own governments pretend to be ours. Those in that region have long held their identity; and they have fought wars over it.
Today the inhabitants of that region are collectively speaking those words common to any poorly governed people..., namely; "How so ever we are to
be governed, we hold that it cannot be as it is now."
It is the increasingly obvious symptom of managing nation-states as economic machinery, to be driven ever harder as a medium of acquisition of wealth
and power. More and more we recognize the characters who labor to make these circumstances arise, and leave having fulfilled their objectives...,
with nary a thought for the collective posterity of the citizens, return to untouchable invisibility.
Their closest neighbors eat from the Ukrainian breadbasket, the Ukrainian economy is an asset to them. More directly, and less often repeated, is the
fact that the might of Russia can be said to be what it is because, to a large degree, of the nature of their economic relationship with the
Without the Ukraine as an economic partner, Russia drops more than a notch in value to the economic master who control her, and Russia repeatedly
demonstrates what happens when leaders "play" the economic market game which the Banker/gamblers host.
I caution those who call themselves 'world leaders' to never forget that while the media can - and does - influence the people to support their goals;
those grievances which were swept under the rug of media characterizations remain evident and unaddressed, military or political occupation
This entire ordeal needs to be looked at from the perspective of how many people are willing to endure the virtual gaming their economies have been
reduced to by perennial outsiders all connected to anything but the people's welfare.
Thanks for enduring my rant....
edit on 4-3-2014 by Maxmars because: (no reason given)