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Global Finance and Planet Zog

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As I left Planet Zog on my Virgin Galactic space shuttle, I realised it is a place where people of all races colours and creeds cohabit in happy union, with a deep love of their Planet and respect for each other and the art of living Life.

As a global Society they have high self-esteem that manifests in pristine healthcare services, education and Social infrastructures that look after the needy when the challenges in Life became overwhelming. Employment demand is high and much of it is directed to the many diverse ways of managing their Planet, which provides the resources for all their needs.

It has not always been this way and emerged from a long battle of change with previous traditions that had enslaved the people and were destroying the Planet. Global Society then had been ruled for eons by Lenders, a sector of Society who were clever in the management of money. They were not different to the rest but just adept at recognising the inherent power of money and skilfully utilising that power for their benefit.

In the beginning they had simply managed and protected the wealth of others by keeping it secure in ‘banks’. As not all the stored wealth was used by its owners the Lenders began lending the excess out for others to use and charging for this service. They then began assisting governments in printing their currencies, providing the means to ‘move’ this money around the country and then abroad.

Eventually they created a global system of ‘money movement’ which they charged all users for. They persuaded governments to let them supply their country’s money and ‘remove any danger of political interference’ in the economy.

In time the Lenders came to control nearly all the money in circulation across Planet Zog. Their real skill however, lay in remaining hidden from public gaze. Few people knew who they were or how money was produced and paid for. This secrecy meant the people were unaware it was not their money but only lent to them for a charge.

The Lenders power increased as they were able to simply agree or refuse to lend their money to governments when it was needed. Their vulnerability came from human frailty, as power driven greed drove them to seek greater control over countries, by cleverly taking their money out of circulation and replacing it with loans.

They did this by vastly increasing their ‘bad’ banking practices and demanding that the people’s good money (taxes) pay for the predicted failures of their irresponsible activity. Governments were helpless. They did not control the money and so became immersed in debt and had to sell off national assets to help pay for that debt.

Again the Lenders cleverly justified this to the people as ‘Austerity’ measures to meet the huge loan repayments. Because of peoples ignorance about how money worked they initially accepted the restrictions they were placed under. Despair set in and many committed suicide

At this time the technological inventors amongst them developed a global communications system that allowed people to talk to each other across the Planet for the first time in their history. The Lenders did not like this new source of people power and sought many ways to restrict its use, by increasing the surveillance of the people as well as reducing their freedoms to speak and demonstrate.

However, this new communications system began to lift the veil on the secrecy of the Lenders, who they were and how they manipulated money. For the first time people saw that it was not their governments who were to blame for their hard lives but the Lenders.

By the simple expediency of removing the secrecy that had kept the Lenders in power for so long people began to work towards a new way for Society to live on Planet Zog. By taking back the power to print and circulate their own money they could build this new Society.

Running their own banks meant the interest, which was previously taken by the Lenders, could now be circulated back into Society. The sums involved were so vast that they would fund undreamt of healthcare and education facilities, as well as excellent cheap public transport and other infrastructures. Their energy supplies became cheaper, as did the cost of money, all of which was possible through strong regulation by new democratically empowered governments.

It took time for change to happen, because the Lenders did not relinquish their power willingly. However, by lifting that veil of secrecy the people at last knew what they were fighting. They could see a future for themselves and their children, free of enslavement to debt. They could now live their lives on a Planet whose plentiful resources would be the reward for its careful management.

Virgin Galactic may not be operating yet but the internet is and we are increasingly lifting the veil. As our ignorance is dispelled the way ahead will, I am sure, open up to us as it did on Planet Zog.

 

Until the next time

 

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

Greece . . . The Faintest Glimmer

@GMagnaCarta Sorry, but this is a population that dodged taxes for many yrs, retired early and lived well beyond means. Accountability needed”

This was a response to a posting and reflects a popular consensus that prevailed right up to the beginning of this year, based upon our ignorance of so much that has been withheld from us by the power of media propaganda.

There is no doubt in my mind that there has been a sea change in attitude since January, as we become increasingly aware of the part the banks have played in creating this Modern Greek Tragedy. More and more views are being expressed on Social Media about the strength and courage of the Greek people, led by Alex Tsipras as the equally modern ‘David’.

That the main media are now printing the comments of supporters of what Greece is doing is, in my opinion, very significant in moving opinion to a more balanced perspective than that which has prevailed.

Indeed the Sunday Times this weekend not only published standard pro Europe/Troika messages but also included in their supplement, News Review, a front page story by John Humphries, (no less!), on his experiences of Greece and his defence of their actions now.

What I found particularly illuminating was his potted history of just what the Greek people have experienced since World War 2. They endured the unspeakable savagery of Nazi occupation, which was then closely followed by a civil war that tore the country apart. Their living hell continued with a brutal military dictatorship, which finally collapsed in 1974, only to be replaced by two irresponsible and inept political parties.

These parties kept the people quiet with equally inept bribery whilst they practised a level of corruption so great that it was their eventual undoing and that of the country as a whole. All of which was latterly aided and abetted by the banks, as we now know. Given this background is it any wonder that people took anything on offer, including generous pensions on pretty poor wages. Would you not do the same? I certainly would . . . because I’m human!

His personal experience is also poignant as he describes the almost unbearable pathos of old men with stiff backs and white moustaches rummaging in bins, dressed in their best suits. Or the old lady shading her face with one hand as she begs with the other.

This is the reality of Greece, which such respected journalists as Mr Humphries are now commenting on. This is what Alex Tsipras means when he talks about “returning their dignity to the Greek people”. I am indebted to my friend Weiss  for @w_nicht assing me this article by Joseph Stilglitz http://tinyurl.com/nesaxul who also comes out in support of the coming Greek Referendum and infers how he might vote if eligible.

Here again support for the actions of the Greek government is manifesting from respected people such as this Nobel Laureate in economics. This is unbiased truth about the reality of what is going on and not some fabricated hogwash designed to cover up the appalling tactics of the politicians and bankers.

For me we are now seeing a glimmer of light, as the internet works its magic in the job it does so well . . . supporting the people as they share with each other the pieces of truth and reality they have discovered about the abusive world in which we live. In retaliation the elected representatives of the Greek people are being labelled as ‘Marxists’, the ‘traditional enemy’ of Capitalism and Profit.

Marxists they may be but what comes out loud and clear by their actions, as well as their words, is that they have integrity and care about the people who voted them in. When the previous government tried holding a Referendum and was told by the EU and Troika to “pack it in” they ran a mile. Such a different and defiant story is occurring now, whilst also making it very clear about the attitude of Brussels to democracy and its total lack of respect for the people it is supposed to represent!

This defiance was mirrored here in Lancashire yesterday as David Cameron came wonderfully unstuck in his endeavours to force a Fracking industry upon this country. It is a mighty precedent that both Cameron and Brussels should take note of.

This growing mood of defiance has been accelerated by the actions of the Greek people, who have identified a loss of dignity we are ALL now both experiencing and recognising, caused by an increasingly abusive global regime who continue to try and ignore us.

It may just be a glimmer at present but having created that light it will be hard, I think impossible, to extinguish.

 

Until the next time.

 

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