a reply to: MimiSia
Thanks for putting all this together.
Don't think for one second I do not understand what you are talking about. I do. Actually I was thinking like you when I was younger and trying to
find a miraculous solution to make the world a better place.
Unfortunately the reality is far more complex than this simplistic vision often shared among here.
For a start let's just dig this 1% number. Basically we are talking about 70 million different people, all over the globe, with different origins,
The simple idea that they might be organized and working together in coherent fashion would indeed be terrifying if it wasn't so ridiculous.
Next lets explore this idea that higher levels of power are connected, banks to gov, lobbies to corporation, etc.
It is correct indeed. But again, does the fact that they communicate and exchange mean they agree, work together and follow a similar agenda? How come
sometimes government vote laws that are pissing the corporate world? How come the US/EU/China or Russia usually disagree on pretty much anything? How
come corporations need to pay politicians to influence them if they really worked together hand in hand with a common objective?
The reality is both simpler and more complex.
They DON'T obey to a common goal, agenda. They all are individual agents, with individual agenda (often selfish), fighting with each other to make
their point of view, their objectives, the accepted one. It's a huge shark tank and the sharks don't work as team. They are still sharks.
You see I come from this "1%" world. I grew up in it. I graduated to become a part of it. I think I am more qualified to know how it works than an
angry individual from the internet who thinks all the rich are evil incarnate and work together for world dominion.
Rich people are just normal people with money. Some are nice, some are assholes. Some are smart, some are stupid. Some are selfless, some are
The same can be said of politicians and CEOs. You can not lump them all together in a box and slap a label with "NWO" written on it, claiming these
people work for the same time to enslave the masses.
It's wishful thinking, a fantasy from someone who spent too much time reading sites like ATS. Just like some are aroused by the idea of doom, some
are aroused by the idea of a secret powerful cabal ruling the world.
The reality is simply that they are dozens and dozens of structures of power with conflicting agendas and interests and though it's true most don't
have your personal interest at heart, it's completely false to imagine they work together in a coherent fashion in order to preserve their privilege
and enslave people. They are still human. Like human they have compassion, but like humans to (and like probably many people on this board) they see
nothing wrong with making money using legal (but sometimes borderline) means.
I don't frequent this sphere anymore simply because I have different drives and motivations in life than simply status and prestige, but I can assure
these people are far from being majorly selfish and greedy.
I do think though that selfish and greedy people do exist, and that they would do anything to make a few bucks, and that they belong to lobbies,
government, banks, corporations and crime organizations. They do exist but they don't belong to some secret organization above governments and
markets. They are simply doing their jobs and if we want to get rid of them, we have to expose them for what they are:
corrupt politicians, corrupt CEOs, corrupt lobbyist.
Referring to them as belonging to a secret cabal ruling the world only ridicules any attempt at exposing their real crimes.
Propagating conspiracies like the "illuminati" ruling the world simply protects the real criminals from being worried by justice.