Written by Jeff Nielson Saturday, 23 August 2014 12:59
Regular readers are used to seeing various myths of propaganda debunked within these commentaries. However (until now) one of the most-insidious – and thus most-important – constructs of propaganda has not been addressed: the supposed “New World Order”.
The immediate and obvious point to make here is that readers should/must immediately become deeply suspicious any time we are bombarded with a label which contains the word “new”. Implicit in every such label (by definition) is the concept that “this time it’s different”, because if it wasn’t different it wouldn’t be “new”.
“This time it’s different” is a cliché in Western societies. But it’s not revered as an aphorism of wisdom. Rather, it is scorned as the mantra of idiots. This same point was made in a previous commentary which debunked and rejected the ludicrous propaganda euphemism: “The New Normal”. The same analysis applies to both propaganda lies.
Why is the concept that “this time it’s different” (or this time it’s new) universally scorned by the more-intelligent members of our societies? Because such individuals subscribe to older, tried-and-true expressions of human thought:
The more things change, the more they remain the same.
There is nothing new under the Sun.
Context changes. Principles are immutable. Those who refer to paradigms as being “new” or “different” (in categorical fashion) simply lack the capacity to perceive all the similarities to the previous paradigm(s). There is no “New Normal” in our societies, but we can also reject this particular lie by simply looking at the details of this (false) paradigm, itself.
This time it’s (supposedly) “normal” that unemployment (for the masses) is worse than at any other time in our history. Wages (in real dollars) are now as low as they have ever been in any time in our history. Meanwhile, the debts (among the masses) have never been higher. Poverty has never been as severe or as endemic. We never before had a class of people we now know as “the Working Poor”.
In short, for the vast majority of our citizens (the Little People) life has never been worse. But instead of our (corrupt) governments telling us how they plan on fixing all of these problems – which they created – they pat us on the heads and tell us (via the Corporate media) that now all this is “normal” (i.e. things will now always be like this).
Meanwhile, for the small minority at the very top; we see the precise, mirror opposite. Their incomes have never soared higher at such a dizzying rate. The hoards of wealth which they have amassed are orders of magnitude larger than anything ever before seen in our societies. They control (through their massive stock holdings) a much larger percentage of our Corporations than at any time in history. But the taxes they pay have never been lower.
In short, for the tiny minority at the top we see the opposite extreme: life has never been better. But instead of our (corrupt) governments telling us how they plan on re-balancing the worst wealth-inequality in the history of our societies – which they created – they pat us on the heads and tell us that now this too is “normal” (i.e. things will now always be like this).
As a matter of the most elementary logic; extremes can never be “normal”. As a function of both the laws of mathematics and the dynamics of human behavior; extremes always correct – back towards some more rational equilibrium which can be described as “normal”. The New Normal is not only a complete lie, it is a very silly/obvious lie.
Written by Jeff Nielson Saturday, 16 August 2014 13:51
By now; regular readers are familiar with another one of the One Bank’s “Wile E. Coyote” operations in the gold market: it’s brute-force ‘attack’ on the gold market of India – the world’s largest (real) gold market. This attack was necessitated when yet another one of the One Bank’s mega-crimes (its first “bail-in”) produced a series of unexpected consequences, for which the banksters were clearly not prepared.
With the Cyprus “bail-in” advertising the fact that (corrupt) Western governments were now prepared to simply confiscate any paper assets (and hand those assets to the criminal Big Banks of the West); this caused a massive stampede out of one of the most-fraudulent forms of paper assets: the One Bank’s own, paper-called-gold “products”.
We know that this exodus out of the Big Bank’s paper-frauds in the gold market was an unintended consequence, as reports of the beginning of this stampede were quickly accompanied by other reports that these tentacles of the One Bank were frantically soaking-up billions of dollars of units in their own, fraudulent, paper-called-gold “bullion-ETF’s”. Rule #1 of any self-respecting Con Artist is that one never “invests” in their own scams. You can’t cheat others when most of the money in the “con” is your own.
Yet, at least at one point, the banksters had soaked-up so much of this fraudulent paper-called-gold, that their holdings exceeded (by dollar value) their own gigantic, illegal, short positions. This prompted the serial-liars of the Corporate media to proclaim that the banksters were now “net long” in the gold market, an absurdity which (sadly) was widely parroted throughout the gold sector, even though the banksters had been buying almost nothing but paper.
Even with the massive (and frantic) buying by the Big Banks of their own, fraudulent “bullion-ETF’s”; total holdings in the largest of those fraud-funds (GLD) fell by more than 40%. If not for the desperation-buying by these tentacles; those gigantic frauds would have completely collapsed. But that was only one of the unintended consequences of the Cyprus Steal.
As knowledgeable readers know (thanks to Jeffrey Christian); the fraudulent “gold market” operated by these Big Banks is only 1% “gold” and 99% paper-called-gold (i.e. paper). Thus the stampede out of that fraudulent paper caused roughly a 30% drop in the already-depressed price of gold. This was nothing less than a “dinner chime” for Pavlov’s Dogs.
Global gold demand exploded to a never-before-seen level, led by imports from the world’s two largest populations: China and India. At one point, those two nations alone were importing gold at an annual rate of approximately 4,000 tonnes per year. This is roughly double the total annual supply from global gold mining (once China’s own domestic production is subtracted).
We know that this was also an unintended/unexpected consequence of the Cyprus Steal, because the One Bank was immediately forced into a desperate, heavy-handed attack on global gold demand. With China being largely immune from the attacks of the banksters (because of its massive war-chest of U.S. dollar holdings), they focused their malice on India.
These serial currency-manipulators immediately launched a savage attack on India’s currency, the rupee – expecting that the subsequent rise in the price of gold (expressed in depreciating rupees) would curb Indian gold-demand on its own. When that attack actually caused India’s gold imports to rise further (as frightened Indians rid themselves of their plunging, paper rupees); the One Bank was forced into even more absurd/draconian measures.