By Patrick Wood on November 14, 2005
The August Review
Volume 5, Issue 12
There are two common misconceptions held by those who are critical of globalism.
The first error is that there is a very small group of people who secretly run the world with all-powerful and unrestrained dictatorial powers. The second error is that there is a large amorphous and secret organization that runs the world. In both cases, the use of the word "they" becomes the culprit for all our troubles, whoever "they" might be. If taxes go up, it is "they" that did it. If the stock market goes down, "they" are to blame. Of course, nobody really knows who "they" are so a few figureheads (people or organizations) are often made out to be the scapegoats.
Depending on a person's politics and philosophy, the scapegoats could be the U.S. President, the ACLU, the Ford Foundation, or Vladimir Putin. The point is, the real power structure is not correctely defined, and thus escapes exposure.
These misconceptions are understandable because when things are wrong, we all have a driving need to know who to blame! In some cases, elitist slight-of-hand initiates and then perpetuates false assumptions.
This writer has never been accused of charging that all large corporations are guilty of initiating and perpetuating globalization. There are many businesses, including banks, who are led by moral, ethical and good-hearted businessmen or businesswomen. Just because a company might touch globalism does not mean it and its management or employees are evil.
Every bit of thirty-five years of research indicates that there is a relatively small yet diverse group of global players who have been the planners and instigators behind globalization for many decades. The primary driving force that moves this "clique" is greed; the secondary force is the lust for power. In the case of the academics who are key to globalism, a third force is professional recognition and acceptance (a subtle form of egoism and power.)
It is also important to understand that core globalists have full understanding of their goals, plans and actions. They are not dimwitted, ignorant, missinformed or naive.
The global elite march in three essential columns: Corporate, Political and Academic. For the sake of clarity, these names will be used herein to refer to these three groups.
In general, the goals for globalism are created by Corporate. Academic then provides studies and white papers that justify Corporate's goals. Political sells Academic's arguments to the public and if necessary, changes laws to accommodate and facilitate Corporate in getting what it wants.
An important ancillary player in globalism is the media, which we will call Press in this report. Press is necessary to filter Corporate, Academic and Political's communications to the public. Press is not a fourth column, however, because it's purpose is merely reflective. However, we will see that Press is dominated by members of Corporate, Political and Academic who sit on the various boards of directors of major Press organizations.
This report will attempt to identify and label the core players in the globalization process. The intent is to show the makeup and pattern of the core, not to list every person in it. Nevertheless, many people will be named and their associations and connections revealed.
Originally posted by MacDonagh
Sorry to tell you this Jap, but you can't beat "They" People are frightend of things they cannot see. Since they cannot see who is such a threat to them, they would think twice before coming to your side. No one will object to stopping them because of this. How can you destroy something of such insignificance, when it is so powerful? Their power lies with their insignificance. It's like the collective against the individual. You cannot win. But...you can write things, you can proclaim their superority whilst lampooning them at the same time. What can you do against "They"? Do what you want, but don't put your life at risk, unless the chances of ya winning are indisputable. Too many people have been killed already by "They". And you cannot kill a non-entity.
What else is there to say?
Originally posted by Arm Of Geddon
Sounds like fun...
They are the fluoride in your drinking water.
They are the mercury in your flu shot.
They are the barcode on everything you buy.
They are the programming you see on TV.
They are the "politically correct" movement.
They are the reason the DMV is so slow.
They are OnStar.
They are the seatbelts and the laws making you wear them.
They are the minimum wage.
They are the glass ceiling.
They are the warning to not stick hair dryers in bodily orifices.
They are the Internets.
They are your Debit Card.
They are the cameras that watch your every move.
They are the silicon that gets under your skin.
They are the "Smith" in GlaxoSmithKline.
They are an acronym agency near you.
They are your stolen dreams; repackaged and sold back to you.
They are the reason there are conspiracy theories.
They are above Top Secret.