Posts Tagged ‘Globalism’

Consider Google’s motto: “Don’t be evil.” Have you ever stopped to think about that motto? Isn’t it a little bit like Richard Nixon saying “I am not a crook”? Does it not sound like a reassurance intended to refute that which is true? “Give the lady what she wants”—now there’s a motto that confirms that a company’s priority is the customer. But why would a truly good corporation need to urge its employees not to be evil? And what about the choice of the word evil? Why choose the extreme? No, “Don’t be evil” is something a serial killer my say to himself when his killing is out of control. Good people don’t need to tell themselves not to be evil.

Google has admitted complying with requests from US intelligence agencies for data stored in its European data centers, most likely in violation of European Union data protection laws.

Gordon Frazer, Microsoft UK’s managing director, made news headlines some weeks ago when he admitted that Microsoft can be compelled to share data with the US government regardless of where it is hosted in the world.

At the center of this problem is the USA PATRIOT ACT, which states that companies incorporated in the United States must hand over data administered by their foreign subsidiaries if requested.

Not only that, but they can be forced to keep quiet about it in order to avoid exposing active investigations and alert those targeted by the probes.

This situation poses a serious problem for companies like Microsoft, Google or Amazon, which offer cloud services around the world, because their subsidiaries must also respect local laws.

Read the rest at Softpedia.

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Catherine Austin Fitts was Assistant Secretary of Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner at the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development during the administration of George H.W. Bush. She is now the president of Solari, Inc., and managing member of Solari Investment Advisory Services, LLC. Here she explains how a financial coup d’etat was undertaken two years ago in order to bring the developed world under corporate ownership.

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When the rights of the people may be suspended for special occasions, do the people truly have any rights at all?

A G20 incident caught on video that shows a York Regional Police officer telling a protester he is no longer in Canada and has no civil rights is under investigation.

The video shows several activists standing outside of the G20 security perimeter at King St. W. and University Ave. on June 27 while their bags are searched by a group of police officers. The mood is pleasant until a young man in a black T-shirt and cap refuses to hand over his backpack.

Just outside the St. Andrew subway station, a male York Regional Police officer wraps one arm around the protester and tells him: “You don’t get a choice, get moving.”

“Why are you grabbing me, man?” says the unidentified protester, who in another G20 video gives a brief monologue about animal rights. “I didn’t do anything.”

The officer’s badge number, 815, is clearly visible in the video. The officer with that number, Sgt. Mark Charlebois, said in an email that he would love to speak but couldn’t because the matter was before the Ontario Independent Police Review Director.

“If I was sensitive, I would likely be crying all the time with the comments about me,” he said.

No one from the OIPRD was available to comment.

York police media officer Sgt. Gary Phillips said the incident was the subject of a citizen’s complaint.

In the video, a woman’s voice from behind the camera points out that the protesters are not within 5 metres of the cordoned-off zone — the area in which Torontonians were led to believe, erroneously, that they could legally be searched by police officers at whim.

The male protester insists that, as a Canadian, he has the right to refuse the search. But the officer disagrees.

“This ain’t Canada right now,” he says.

Read the rest at The Toronto Star.

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It’s business as usual as a British peer talks on the floor of the House of Lords about once conspiring with the Bank of England to launder money for the Irish Republican Army. He then explains how this sort of behavior continues to this day. This video is a little old, but news of the corporate takeover of the developed nations is unfolding so quickly that we can barely keep up with it all.

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The Irish musician Jim Corr speaks out about the corporate takeover of Ireland.

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From CNBC:

“In the Army, they’re having a very interesting year-long exercise called ‘Unified Quest 2011,’ and in that wargaming series they’re looking at the implications of large-scale economic breakdown inside the United States that would force the Army to keep ‘domestic order among civil unrest’ . . .”

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Members of Ireland’s Sinn Féin and Ógra Shinn Féin are understandably irate that their own government has sold them into debt slavery.

Ireland is in the process of being IMF’d—stripped of its assets and sovereignty, its people impoverished and enslaved by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.  Joseph Stiglitz, former chief economist of the World Bank, described the process Ireland is now undergoing to journalist Greg Palast in an interview published back in 2001. Excerpts from that interview:

“There’s an Assistance Strategy for every poorer nation, designed, says the World Bank, after careful in-country investigation. But according to insider Stiglitz, the Bank’s staff ‘investigation’ consists of close inspection of a nation’s 5-star hotels. It concludes with the Bank staff meeting some begging, busted finance minister who is handed a ‘restructuring agreement’ pre-drafted for his ‘voluntary’ signature (I have a selection of these).

“Each nation’s economy is individually analyzed, then, says Stiglitz, the Bank hands every minister the same exact four-step program.

“Step One is Privatization – which Stiglitz said could more accurately be called, ‘Briberization.’ Rather than object to the sell-offs of state industries, he said national leaders – using the World Bank’s demands to silence local critics – happily flogged their electricity and water companies. ‘You could see their eyes widen’ at the prospect of 10% commissions paid to Swiss bank accounts for simply shaving a few billion off the sale price of national assets. . . .

“After briberization, Step Two of the IMF/World Bank one-size-fits-all rescue-your-economy plan is ‘Capital Market Liberalization.’ In theory, capital market deregulation allows investment capital to flow in and out. Unfortunately, as in Indonesia and Brazil, the money simply flowed out and out. Stiglitz calls this the ‘Hot Money’ cycle. Cash comes in for speculation in real estate and currency, then flees at the first whiff of trouble. A nation’s reserves can drain in days, hours. And when that happens, to seduce speculators into returning a nation’s own capital funds, the IMF demands these nations raise interest rates to 30%, 50% and 80%. . . .

“At this point, the IMF drags the gasping nation to Step Three: Market-Based Pricing, a fancy term for raising prices on food, water and cooking gas. This leads, predictably, to Step-Three-and-a-Half: what Stiglitz calls, ‘The IMF riot.’

“The IMF riot is painfully predictable. When a nation is, ‘down and out, [the IMF] takes advantage and squeezes the last pound of blood out of them. They turn up the heat until, finally, the whole cauldron blows up,’ as when the IMF eliminated food and fuel subsidies for the poor in Indonesia in 1998. Indonesia exploded into riots, but there are other examples – the Bolivian riots over water prices last year and this February, the riots in Ecuador over the rise in cooking gas prices imposed by the World Bank. You’d almost get the impression that the riot is written into the plan.”

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Ireland has been thoroughly subordinated to the European Union and the banks that run it.

Ireland has been IMF’d. The fiercely independent nation has been driven to financial destruction by the international banking cartel and now must surrender its sovereignty in order to survive. Why should this matter to Americans? Because we are undergoing the same process. Do most Americans know or care? Sadly, no.

IT MAY seem strange to some that The Irish Times would ask whether this is what the men of 1916 died for: a bailout from the German chancellor with a few shillings of sympathy from the British chancellor on the side. There is the shame of it all. Having obtained our political independence from Britain to be the masters of our own affairs, we have now surrendered our sovereignty to the European Commission, the European Central Bank, and the International Monetary Fund. Their representatives ride into Merrion Street today.

Fianna Fáil has sometimes served Ireland very well, sometimes very badly. Even in its worst times, however, it retained some respect for its underlying commitment that the Irish should control their own destinies. It lists among its primary aims the commitment “to maintain the status of Ireland as a sovereign State”. Its founder, Eamon de Valera, in his inaugural address to his new party in 1926, spoke of “the inalienability of national sovereignty” as being fundamental to its beliefs. The Republican Party’s ideals are in tatters now.

Read more at The Irish Times.

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In the article excerpted below, notice that Van Rompuy says that those who adhere to national sovereignty believe that nations can “stand alone.” This is a flagrant misrepresentation of the views of those who cherish liberty and independence. The only nation that tries to exist in total isolation is North Korea. Nations can easily retain their sovereignty while being engaged with one another politically, culturally, and economically, as they have been doing for centuries. What globalist bureaucrats like Van Rompuy hope for is an end to what the globalists call “the Westphalian Era,” or the age of the nation-state. In its place they hope to build a nightmarish global corporate empire in which the only “rights” extended to individuals are those approved by the corporate-owned government.

The age of the nation state is over and the idea that countries can stand alone is an ‘illusion’ and a ‘lie’, the EU president believes.

In one of the most open proclamations of the goal of a European superstate since the heyday of Jacques Delors, Herman Van Rompuy went on to denounce Eurosceptism as the greatest threat to peace.

Tory backbenchers condemned the inflammatory comments in the speech made by Mr Van Rompuy to mark the 21st anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

They said it proved that David Cameron would have a battle on his hands if he is to prevent extra powers being handed to Brussels.

Last night 23 Conservative MPs, including former leadership contender David Davis, rebelled in the Commons by demanding a referendum if the Lisbon Treaty is amended – even if ministers argue the changes do not affect the UK. Their call was defeated.

Mr Van Rompuy’s speech in the German capital told his audience that ‘the time of the homogenous nation state is over’.

He added that the ‘danger’ of Euroscepticism was spreading beyond the confines of countries such as Britain and was becoming a stronger force across the whole continent.

‘We have together to fight the danger of a new Euroscepticism,’ he declared. ‘This is no longer the monopoly of a few countries.

Read more at The Mail Online.

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A participant at this week’s meeting of the Group of 20 in Seoul demonstrated extraordinary ignorance of 20th Century history when he referred to an international economic growth plan as a “great leap forward,” the same name given to Mao Zedong’s plan for industrialization that resulted in the deaths of an estimated 45 million Chinese civilians in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s.

Angel Gurria, secretary-general of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, on Nov. 11 explained the Seoul Development Consensus for Shared Growth, “which includes an emphasis on infrastructure investment as a means to attain sustainable growth in poorer countries,” reported Reuters.

“The great leap forward here is that this is no longer a question of aid. It’s a question of development,” Gurria said.

According to the Reuters report, this new Great Leap Forward “identifies nine areas where action is needed to ease development bottlenecks, including skills training, increased access to finance, expanded investment and improvements to the physical fabric of developing countries.”

Any student of recent international history could be forgiven for cringing at Gurria’s use of the phrase “great leap forward.”

Under Mao’s Great Leap Forward, China was rapidly collectivized and industrialized, with industrialization given priority over agriculture. Private farming was outlawed and food was rationed. Religious ceremonies were replaced with political rallies and travel was strictly regulated. Those who resisted were violently purged. Many—especially in China’s rural areas—starved to death, and many resorted to cannibalism.

The human toll of China’s Great Leap Forward is nearly incomprehensible. Frank Dikötter, a Hong Kong-based historian who has delved deeply into this dark chapter of China’s recent past, estimates that “at least 45 million people were worked, starved, or beaten to death in China over these four years,” according to a September article in The Independent.

So a bureaucrat today coming out and promoting an international economic plan as a “great leap forward” is not at all unlike a bureaucrat talking with enthusiasm about a “final solution.”

The chilling question is this: Was Angel Gurria’s reference to a new “great leap forward” a careless mistake, or was it a hint, delivered with a wink and a nod, at a dark agenda?

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