This is an interesting talk the former head of the world bank gave to a class of up and coming technocrats at stanford. But he fudged the reality of the situation. First off, he speaks of all these seismic events as if they’re beyond human control, as if they weren’t decades in planning at the highest levels of the financial establishment, starting in the 1970’s:
“The 1979 visit of Deng Xiaoping to the US was followed in June 1980 by the equally significant encounter in Wall Street of Rong Yiren, chairman of CITIC, and David Rockefeller. The meeting, held in the penthouse of the Chase Manhattan Bank complex, was attended by senior executives of close to 300 major US corporations. A major agreement was reached between Chase, CITIC, and the Bank of China, involving the exchange of specialists and technical personnel to ‘identify and define those areas of the Chinese economy most susceptible to American technology and capital infusion’.”
(Source: Towards Capitalist Restoration?: Chinese Socialism after Mao | Time Reference: 31:43)
The planned implosion of the US economy http://thoughtcrimeradio.net/2014/03/reprise-bernanke-admits-fed-caused-great-depression/ and the ongoing deliberate destruction of the dollar via “our” kamikaze monetary and foreign policies are serving to kick the last stilt out from under the american middle class. This is not rocket science, and it’s not an accident. Trillions of dollars have already been made, with the promise of trillions more down the road. No one begrudges china’s and india’s success, but it didn’t have to come at our expense. The problem the banksters have with us is that we’ve become a major inconvenience, as we demonstrated during the ’60s. When the newly anointed peoples also begin to question the established order, they will meet the same fate. But there’s plenty of looting and havoc to wreak in the meantime.
Contrary to his deceptions, there’s no way the west will be allowed to have a middle class making 100K/year. For one thing, we know too much about the central and non-central banking scams. Furthermore, the malthusians among the elite won’t tolerate our large ecological footprint. Finally, our entrenched expectation of living in something resembling a democracy is completely incompatible with the oligarchs’ agenda. But mainly they just don’t need us any more. We’re not just expendable, we’re dangerous.
Clearly, the american middle class is to be brought to heel. This is what he couldn’t bring himself to say. But the evidence is all around us in the militarization of the police, the domestic focus of the military and the wholesale surveillance of the citizenry, all under the excuse of the 9/11 fraud but predating it by several years in any case: http://thoughtcrimeradio.net/?s=before+9%2F11 https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/misc.activism.progressive/hFt9uzBfyls/XEhTB1pXQjMJ
AJ: We are talking to Greg Palast. He is an award-winning journalist, an American who has worked for the BBC, London Guardian, who has dropped a massive bomb-shell on the Globalists and their criminal activity. There is no other word for it. You link through at inforwars.com, you can link to his web site – gregpalast.com, or any of the other great reports he has been putting out. He now has the secret documents. We have seen the activity of the IMF/World Bank for years. They come in, pay off politicians to transfer the water systems, the railways, the telephone companies, the nationalized oil companies, gas stations – they then hand it over to them for nothing. The Globalists pay them off individually, billions a piece in Swiss bank accounts. And the plan is total slavery for the entire population. Of course, Enron, as we told you was a dummy corporation for money laundering, drug money, you name it, from the other reporters we have had on. It’s just incredibly massive and hard to believe. But it is actually happening. Greg Palast has now broken the story world-wide. He has interviewed the former top World Bank economist. Continuing, Sir with all these points… for the average person out there, in a nutshell, what is the system you are exposing?
GP: We are exposing that they are systematically tearing nations apart, whether it’s Ecuador or Argentina. The problem is some of these bad ideas are drifting back into the U.S. In other words, they have run out of places to bleed. And the problem is, this is the chief economist, this is not some minor guy. By the way, a couple of months ago, after he was fired, he was given the Nobel Prize in Economics. So he is no fool. He told me, he went into countries where they were talking about privatizing and selling off these assets. And basically, they knew, they literally knew and turned the other way when it was understood that leaders of these countries and the chief ministers would salt away hundreds of millions of dollars. …
Here’s GW Bush’s contribution to the scam:
Financial instability is a strong predictor of such attacks. This has more to do with greece than muslim fundamentalists.
A huge fault in the Earth’s crust near Los Angeles is leaking helium, researchers have found.
They say the unexpected find sheds new light on the Newport-Inglewood Fault Zone in the Los Angeles Basin.
It reveals the fault is far deeper than previously thought, and a quake would be far more devastating.
It follows a report from the U.S. Geological Survey has warned the risk of ‘the big one’ hitting California has increased dramatically. …
Considered primordial, 3He is a vestige of the Big Bang, and its only terrestrial source is the mantle. …
But it prevents cavities in the wallets of the phosphate fertilizer, uranium and aluminum industries. See the podcast with Paul Connett.
If you’re like two-thirds of Americans, fluoride is added to your tap water for the purpose of reducing cavities. But the scientific rationale for putting it there may be outdated, and no longer as clear-cut as was once thought.
Water fluoridation, which first began in 1945 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and expanded nationwide over the years, has always been controversial. Those opposed to the process have argued—and a growing number of studies have suggested—that the chemical may present a number of health risks, for example interfering with the endocrine system and increasing the risk of impaired brain function; two studies in the last few months, for example, have linked fluoridation to ADHD and underactive thyroid. Others argue against water fluoridation on ethical grounds, saying the process forces people to consume a substance they may not know is there—or that they’d rather avoid.
Despite concerns about safety and ethics, many are content to continue fluoridation because of its purported benefit: that it reduces tooth decay. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Oral Health, the main government body responsible for the process, says it’s “safe and effective.”
You might think, then, that fluoridated water’s efficacy as a cavity preventer would be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. But new research suggests that assumption is dramatically misguided; while using fluoridated toothpaste has been proven to be good for oral health, consuming fluoridated water may have no positive impact. …
Well let’s see, it suppresses thyroid function (obesity?) has been linked to hyperactivity in children, bone cancer and osteoporosis in the elderly, is contaminated with arsenic and radioactive isotopes, it’s probably linked to alzheimers, sounds like a great idea! The next time your dentist expounds on its benefits for teeth, ask him what happens to it after it enters your bloodstream, since the ADA has already admitted it only works topically. If he doesn’t even know that, time to get a new dentist.
On c-span: Greg Palast voiced his criticism of globalization, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund. He is the author of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: The Truth About Corporate Cons, Globalization and High-Finance Fraudsters, published by Plume. He responded to audience telephone calls, faxes, and electronic mail.