Economic Collapse Will Serve One Purpose: "Global Governance And The Enslavement Of Mankind"
ZeroHedge.com Jun 11, 2016 10:10 PM
Submitted by Jeremiah Johnson (nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne)) via SHTFPlan.com,
The ever-tightening noose around the neck of man shows no sign of slippage: all actions by all of the governments are anent control and dominion. The path to global governance is plainly marked, visible through all of the turmoil. It is that turmoil, those “incidents” that are created and fostered by the governments that enable them to further constrict the noose. The economy plummets in Cyprus and Greece? Time to limit the cash withdrawals. The European banks are having a “hard time” in places such as France or Spain? Time to pillage people’s savings and their IRA’s.
Manufactured crises are the norm, not the exception, and all of them are designed to facilitate one purpose: global governance and the enslavement of mankind.
The Bilderbergers are meeting in Germany this week. Paul Joseph Watson of Alex Jones’ Prison Planet reported on some of the key issues they will be discussing, as such:
“…the creation of a virtual passport that web users will need to obtain before they can use many Internet services is high on the agenda. The Internet ID will be justified under the guise of “cybersecurity” and creating a convenient method for citizens to access government services, but free speech advocates will view the proposal with deep suspicion as it would threaten online anonymity and possibly chill dissent. Services such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter could also use the online passport to revoke posting permission if a user violates terms of agreement, another obvious threat to the free flow of information that has made the web what it is today. Bilderberg globalists are also set to re-invigorate momentum behind another long term goal – a global tax system presided over by the UN.”
Bilderberg Leak: Secretive Group to Discuss Internet ID, Global Tax, By Paul Joseph Watson
These things are not new, in that they have been proposed before. Just as with anything that is repeated long enough, however, the reiteration has dulled the senses of most. The bad thing is that it is being acted upon. A report by Tarun Wadwha last week described the inculcation of facial recognition software and the use of over 250 million cameras worldwide with the capability of utilizing this software.
250 million cameras. That would equal a camera for every 30 people.
The article went on to detail how in Russia an application called FindFace has come out, the invention of two young entrepreneurs. This application enables you to track down and identify virtually anyone; the app is building a database as we speak, and it is a matter of time before it expands outside of Russia to Europe and eventually the United States. The article went on to detail some of the following measures used in the U.S. and Europe in the manner of the movie “Minority Report” with Tom Cruise as such:
“Microsoft Corp. has patented technology that can allow a billboard to determine who you are and show you personalized advertisements. British authorities are using facial recognition at music festivals to spot troublemakers, while brick-and-mortar stores worldwide are racing to adopt the technology to track loyal customers. Even some high schools and churches have started to use facial recognition to take attendance.”
source: Opinion: Facial recognition will soon end your anonymity
We see it being inserted into our society and the societies in the world: the surveillance state. We see the deliberate and intentional collapses of the economies worldwide, the shifting of assets into the hands of those who control the strings either via legislation and “authority” (governments) or monetarily and economically (corporations and banks/bankers). The daily decline in freedom of speech and the freedom to challenge the establishment…on anything, no matter how minute or obscure…is the rule, not the exception.
In order for the global governance to occur, each “sphere of influence” such as parallel’s Orwell’s “1984” and the super-states must control its respective sphere absolutely. Because of the homogeneity of ethnicity that accompanies each area, overlap is not possible from a perspective of control. But if the spheres of influence are “aligned” at least in purpose and levels of totalitarian control, then an effective balance can be maintained. Then (to paraphrase Alinsky) it can be a matter of “organizing the organized” with “controllers” who oversee the governments/regimes of all of the spheres without any of the people (the enslaved) ever knowing.
We are heading into a very dark time…a time where technology will be used to enslave, not enlighten or uplift mankind. The new dark ages are almost upon us. It will require nothing less than a world war or a complete global economic collapse (orchestrated, in both cases) to destroy the last vestiges of self-governance and law that exist for us. The time to put a stop to it is now, before the power base of the elite becomes so strong that individuals cannot withstand it. The time to rebel against it is now, while we still have the chance before that boot tramples the face of humanity…forever.
Editorial Note: If Johnson is correct, our only hope is to elect politicians that will do the will of the people instead of the corporations and banks.
Next Banking Scandal Explodes in Spain
By Don Quijones, Spain & Mexico, editor at Wolf Street.
Next Banking Scandal Explodes in Spain
The last five years have been a bumper period for banking scams and scandals in crisis-ridden Spain. From Bankia’s doomed IPO in 2012 to the “misselling” of complex preferentes shares to “unsophisticated” retail bank customers, including children and Alzheimers sufferers, all of the scandals have had one thing in common: the banks have consistently and ruthlessly sacrificed the welfare and wealth of customers, investors, and taxpayers on the altar of short-term survival.
Some commentators claim that the problem of banking instability in Spain has been put to rest in recent times, thanks chiefly to a robust, debt-fueled recovery, a tepid resurgence of the real estate sector and the transfer of the most toxic assets from banks’ balance sheets to the festering balance sheets of the nation’s bad bank, Sareb. They could not be more wrong.
Despite the untold billions of euros of public funds lavished on “cleaning up” their balance sheets and the roughly €240 billion of provisions booked against bad debt since December 2007, the banks are just as weak and disaster-prone as they were four years ago.
And now, it seems a new scandal is in the works. Last month Spain’s sixth largest financial institution, Banco Popular, announced that it was urgently seeking to raise €2.5 billion in capital in a desperate bid to shore up its finances. The news triggered a sell-off that wiped out 33% of the bank’s market capitalization in just two days, before investor nerves were steadied somewhat by revelations that the bank had found 10 global mega banks as underwriters for its €2.5 billion rights issue, including Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Santander, Deutsche Bank and HSBC.
But in recent days the stock has once again begun to crumble following allegations that Popular is also doing some creative selling of its own. The Spanish investment group Blackbird claims that the bank is offering customers dirt-cheap loans or refinancing deals, at an interest rate of just 2.5%, as long as they use some of the funds to purchase the bank’s new shares.
“Popular is offering loans to its customers on the condition that they subscribe to the rights issue… and then deposit the €1.25 per share in their bank accounts,” asserts Marc Ribes, co-founder of BlackBird.
If Blackbird’s allegations are well-founded — and so far there’s been no official denial — Popular is in the process of taking the dark art of banking misdeeds to a whole new level. In the preferentes scandal, Spanish banks effectively plundered billions of euros of their customers’ savings to keep their balance sheets in tact, at least for a little while longer. That was bad enough. But now it seems that the already heavily debt-laden, loss-leading Popular is creating new debt for broke customers so that they can participate in the bank’s rights issue.
Such behavior is not just unethical; it’s illegal. Banks cannot lend customers money to buy the banks’ own shares. At least not in Spain.
The allegations against Popular have reached such a level that Elvira Rodríguez, president of Spain’s National Securities Market Commission (CNMV), was yesterday asked to comment on them. She declared that the CNMV “will be monitoring and asking for information from” Banco Popular about its forthcoming capital expansion. This should, in an ideal world, be a source of relief to investors. But this is not an ideal world and there is no source of relief — at least not from financial regulators, whose role is to guard the foxes as they eat the hens while telling the hens not to worry about the foxes.
In the last five years Spanish banks have been able to bend or break just about every rule in the book with not so much as a slap on the wrist from Spain’s two biggest financial regulators, the CNMV and Banco de España, both of whom have been accused of a raft of oversight failures in Bankia’s IPO.
The chances of the same two regulators suddenly taking an interest in the misdeeds of one of Spain’s biggest financial institutions are paper-thin. As for Spain’s caretaker government, it’s not hard to fathom where its loyalties lie, particularly in light of the fact that the governing People’s Party just received a €1.2 million loan from Banco Popular so that it could post bail for three former treasurers accused of operating a multi-decade slush fund to channel corporate kickbacks to senior party officials.
Meanwhile, Spain’s fourth biggest party, the center-right Cuidadanos financed its last election campaign with a €4 million loan from (yes, you guessed it…) Banco Popular.
With 10 of the world’s biggest and most deviant banks preparing the ground for Popular’s capital expansion while Spain’s regulators and government look the other way, it’s hard to shake the feeling that a trap is being laid. If the last five years are any indication, the chosen prey will be (in order of appearance) gullible customers, retail shareholders, and Spain’s unconsulted taxpayers. Once again, the wealth of the country will be redistributed from middle-class taxpayers, investors, savers, and pensioners to the executives and creditors of financial institutions.
As a former Barcelona-based banker told me a couple of days ago, “the banking sector — once the foundation of the economic system — is a disgrace; it has lost all sense of purpose, apart from sucking dry what little marrow remains of the productive economy.” By Don Quijones, Raging Bull-Shit.
Things have gotten so bad in the Eurozone that even the staunchest eurocrats are beginning to express doubts, even European Parliament Chief Martin Schulz who’d warned over a possible “implosion of the EU.” But now, the eurocrats are not just falling into despondency and despair, they’re beginning to turn on each other.
Why the Swiss voted 'No' to a guaranteed basic income
June 5, 2016 Christian Science Monitor / Yahoo.com
Almost 80 percent of Swiss voters rejected a guaranteed monthly income Sunday.
Under the proposal, Swiss adults would receive a government check of 2,500 Swiss francs ($2,563) each month, and children under the age of 18 would receive a check worth 625 francs. Although the proposal had almost no political support, it gathered more than 100,000 signatures, so it was put to a public vote under Switzerland’s popular initiative political system.
A the idea of providing a basic income guarantee, or BIG, has held currency on the political left for decades. More recently, some libertarians have also embraced the idea, seeing it as a cheaper, more efficient alternative to the current welfare state.
“Wouldn’t it be better just to scrap the whole system and write the poor a check?” Matt Zwolinski, an associate professor of philosophy at the University of San Diego, writes in an essay for the Cato Institute. “Unlike other welfare programs which encourage or require recipients to consume certain specific kinds of good – such as medical care, housing, or food – a BIG simply gives people cash, and leaves them free to spend it, or save it, in whatever way they choose.”
Proponents also say a BIG would ensure a passionate workforce, innovation, and suitable working conditions.
“An entrepreneur can now be sure that people will come to her because they actually want to work with her. Motivation will become a prerequisite for a job application,” write Enno Schmidt and Che Wagner, co-designers of the Swiss referendum initiative for an unconditional basic income, on their site Basic Income 2016. “The applicant can also say no to unappealing job offers more easily. The threat of taking away a person’s livelihood can no longer be used as a means to force employees to work under bad conditions.”
But the majority of Switzerland doesn’t buy this argument and are instead wary of the idea, believing it would cripple the Swiss economy by eliminating all motivation to work. “If you pay people to do nothing, they will do nothing,” Charles Wyplosz, an economics professor at the Geneva Graduate Institute, told AFP.
And other opponents say a guaranteed basic income would cause international implications.
“Theoretically, if Switzerland were an island, the answer is yes,” Luzi Stamm, who opposes the idea as a member of parliament for the right-wing Swiss People’s Party, tells the BBC. “But with open borders, it’s a total impossibility, especially for Switzerland, with a high living standard.
"If you would offer every individual a Swiss amount of money," he said, "you would have billions of people who would try to move into Switzerland.”
Compared to its European counterparts, Switzerland’s economy is faring well. Switzerland had an unemployment rate of 3.5 percent as of April, far below the Eurozone average of 10.2 percent.
Finland and the Netherlands, with current unemployment rates of 9.8 and 6.4 percent respectively, are launching similar trial programs in the near future. Switzerland is the first country to put the concept up for popular vote.
The Finnish experiment will take place in 2017, with 180,000 Fins receiving a basic income of 500 to 700 euros a month. This may seem like a generous right for Finnish citizens to assume, but it is actually far less than the current average income of 2,700 euros in Finland. And under the Netherlands’ experiment set to take place starting January 1, 2017, four varieties of a basic income system will be tested among thousands of citizens and later compared to the current system.
But campaigners of Switzerland’s basic income system said they anticipated defeat.
“For centuries this has been considered a utopia, but today it has not only become possible, but indispensable,” Ralph Kundig, a lead campaigner, told AFP. And while the initiatives slim chances were obvious, “just getting a broad public debate started on this important issue is a victory.”