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The Natives Are Rising!

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I am an eternal optimist who believes in the omnipotent forces that hold Life in balance. I refer to forces we cannot see or touch but have been at work since the dawning of time.

Our beautiful Planet, which we are abusing unrelentingly, is now so far out of balance through climate warming that its melting ice caps will, if necessary, flood all land masses to cool things down. If we are wiped out in the process it is not personal but simply a result of the Planets need to rebalance itself!

For humanity, balance is achieved through the omnipotent forces of Trust and Integrity, the lynchpins that hold human fallibility in check, as we go about fulfilling our most basic of needs to create, support and nurture a home, family and each other.

We are now, like our Planet, in a state of growing global imbalance, as these disciplines are ignored in pursuit of the narrow financial beliefs of the few. They have taken us out of balance by making ‘profit and debt’ the single dominating forces in our lives, achieved by deliberately weakening the democratic process we have designed to hold Life in balance.

Interestingly what the 1% are blind to, as again they seek to create a New World Order, is that throughout our history no single belief system has ever achieved the domination of our species they crave. The 99% hold the consensus, as the birthplace of all dissention against narrow beliefs and the source of all new leadership and new beliefs . . . this has always has been the case and it always will be.

The present assault on democracy follows the same pattern that happened in Rome and has been repeated by all the other ‘man-made’ power structures right up to the present day. Power creates abuse, which creates distrust, which leads to collapse that is brought about by the revolt of the people as, for example, our history with France and Russia remind us.

Our present rulers know this and so, as their greed becomes all-consuming and they try desperately to hold on to the status quo by suppressing the people with greater and greater levels of violence and aggression. Their blindness does not recognise that by such extreme actions they are again creating a tipping point. This is particularly so today as the internet breaks down all of the traditional barriers they have used to keep us separated and subdued.

When Society is pushed out of balance the unrest begins and the greater the imbalance the greater the unrest. That we are now experiencing this unrest from a united young and disenfranchised globally is a first in our history, taking us into uncharted waters.

This imbalance has accelerated since the 2007 financial collapse and the subsequent money printing by banks and governments, which has bypassed the people it was originally promised to. Instead it has gone to the few, at miniscule interest, for them to invest in their own companies and other ventures, providing vast paper profits and ensuring the gap between the rich and the poor grows ever wider.

Such is the scale of this greed driven abuse that we now have the classic signs of another financial disaster that will make 2007 pale into insignificance. Whilst share prices are escalating, profits continue to diminish, providing no foundation upon which to support these record stock market prices, other than the money printing!

Conclusive proof of the reality of the situation comes with the news that at the recent Davos Economic Forum it was revealed that the rich are now beginning to panic at how the people will react when the next collapse occurs. They know it is coming and like the Nazi hierarchy at the end of World War II, are now heavily investing in remote properties in New Zealand and South America. Even Sotheby’s Reality in New Zealand confirmed the situation and the paranoia and fears for personal safety that is driving the purchase of these remote properties.

In his annual report Lord Jacob Rothschild, no less, has warned his investors that the focus must now be on preservation of shareholder capital, rather than short term gains, “as the geopolitical situation across the planet begins to resemble World War II”. The ‘geopolitical situation’ to which he refers is the growing fear by the rich of vast social upheaval and rioting following the next ‘2007’!

We live in Capitalism and its power seems inescapable. However the same was said about the ‘divine right of Kings’ and that was resisted and changed by human beings, driven by the immutable universal forces of balance.

We are in unprecedented times, where the outmoded order of kings is being replaced by the democracy of the Global Village, something we will either painfully grow into or perish in the process. Would we have it any other way?!

Until the next time.

 

Thinking from his Book: Global Magna Carta. Returning Power to The 99% . . . If They Want It! By J T Coombes

It’s the People . . . Always the People!

What a week last week was for the global financial system. In America we are told that large European banks, including Santander and Deutsche Bank are possibly going to fail Federal Reserve stress tests on their ability to survive another financial disaster.

They have had 7 years now to get their act together, with trillions of dollars printed and our tax money stolen to ‘save’ them. Is the global banking system so corrupted by bad debt that no amount of money printing will save it?

The cynic in me says they are deliberately keeping their reserves as low as possible because it’s their own money. When the system does another ‘2007’ and it will, then why waste their own money when they can use ours? This time however it won’t be our taxes but our cash, as the money we have in banks, be it in the current account, a deposit account or any account will be taken, screwing the people once again!

Now let’s look at Europe and the quandary Brussels is facing as the battle between Greece and the troika reaches new dimensions. This has nothing to do with money and all to do with power politics. In no way can the Greeks be allowed to reduce their debt to ‘manageable’ proportions as it will be an admission of irresponsible banking practice and create a dangerous precedent with Spain Italy Portugal and Ireland. The pound of flesh has become a reality!

Whilst ‘The Merchant of Venice’ is being played out on the world stage, ‘Shylock’ in the shape of the European Central Bank has now declared that its strategies for economic recovery are not working and its monetary policy options are exhausted. Financial stimulus must now come from governments spending more, or acting directly to make the private sector do so.

Isn’t this precisely what the new Greek government is trying to do and the ECB won’t allow, or am I missing something? Whilst this game playing continues there is little concern for the people falling below survival level in order that interest on debt is paid.

Our global financial system has now been bent so far out of shape as to make it unworkable. We are in uncharted waters where even the financiers don’t know the effects of what is currently going on, as money is endlessly printed out of thin air.

If we go back to basics, money was created to ease the means by which we traded our assets. In the beginning coins were made from gold as a means of guaranteeing the value of an exchange.

Then paper money came in and its value was guaranteed by a promise that it could be redeemed against gold. In the 1970’s the link with gold was broken when that ‘doyen of integrity’, Richard Nixon, took the dollar off the gold standard. Instead Governments made laws stating that currencies are legal tender and they will guarantee the value of each coin and note.

How will they do that . . . who knows? We can see and touch gold and it is reassuringly heavy, whereas a promise from government carries no weight or reassurance whatsoever. Now any amount of money can be brought into use and the figures are so vast they are meaningless.

Meaningless they may be but interest is charged on every coin, note and bond that sees the light of day. With current low or non-existent interest rates the problem is just about contained but the Federal Reserve tell us rates will have to go up. If we are choking now what happens then?

Money is no longer a means of trade but a tool by which global society is being returned to the feudal times of centuries ago and Greece is evidence of this. This mind-set is causing millions of men and women to be divested of the ability to bring up a family and keep a roof over their heads.

There is increasing talk of Agenda 21 and a UN led takeover of humanity by stealth. It has been dismissed as ‘conspiracy theory’, the classic manner by which the 1% destroy the credibility of criticism and useful debate. As our world becomes financialised it is made more malleable to abuse and control, making more sense of all that is happening.

In this 21st century people’s lives are systematically being made harder by debt, terrorism, surveillance and the destruction of democracy. The internet is bringing these seemingly disjointed actions out into the open and in so doing joining them up.

Our world is in need of radical change. This change can only come from a new breed of leaders who will meet the challenges we now face and re-inspire the people by working for their common good.

Until the next time

 

Thinking from his Book: Global Magna Carta. Returning Power to the 99% . . . If They Want It! By J T Coombes