compassion, collaboration & cooperation iN transistion
The HUBRIS of arrogance, of greed and selfish sophistication
The NEMESIS of the reality of exploitation of the masses
The CATHARSIS of denial and not knowing what to do
other than trying to put "HUMPTY DUMPTY back together again"
- on the part of ALL FACTIONS of our NEW ORDER MASTERS of the GLOBE -
whether they be Corporate America - the Commission of the European Union -
the Communist Leaders of China, Russia and North Korea - the "state of play"
of the Indian subcontinent caste system - the majority tribal rule of Africa -
or the various and diverse positions taken by every fundamentalist group of
religious or political zealots -
AS WELL AS the constant top-down self-serving chatter and interaction
between all of these "leadership camps" - as they individually and
collectively scrap to maintain their self-defined "top-dog" position -
COMPRISES and MANIFESTS itself as the "global composite version "
of the very cause of the fall of the Roman and British Empires.
On a lighter & possibly more positive note one can also appreciate the common sense of an altogether different perspective of HUBRIS-NEMESIS-CATHARSIS
In the meantime as we contemplate - the role of Birth 2012 and the SANITY of the BEYOND - C4Chaos is right to state HIS POSITION in respect of the outcome of November's Presidential Election - and equally, as Mike Shinoda has so eloquently stated - YOU need OPPOSITION to have a POSITION but as V would say -
The PEOPLE should NOT be afraid of their GOVERNMENTS -
GOVERNMENTS should be afraid of their PEOPLES -
From Gillian Tett to Mervyn King the voices of WISDOM and REASON now challenge the vast majority of the national and international finance industry to stand up and be counted by those who provide the means by which their casino gambling is funded.
let the people decide [NOW] in[4D]
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The unemployment rate in the eurozone as a whole has hit depression type levels of 11.8 %.
In Spain it is 26.6 per cent and in Mr Barroso's native Portugal, 16.3 per cent, with youth joblessness at more than double these rates. In Britain, the unemployment rate is at 7.8 %.
There's austerity, and there's austerity, it would seem.
That this calamitous state of affairs has nothing to do with the euro, and the policies it has prescribed, seems, to put it at its most generous, deeply unlikely. Of course, the point that Barroso is making is that were it not for the irresponsibility of national governments, none of these measures would be necessary. This is complete balderdash too - for both Spain and Ireland were in fiscal surplus before the crisis hit.
To stand there and deny that the one size fits all monetary policy of the single currency might have been just the tiniest bit responsible for the unsustainable credit and construction booms these countries experienced is to occupy a fantasy world of quite breathtaking proportions.
... and on the other side of "THE POND" -
An analysis by the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington estimates these measures will be exhausted sometime during the last two weeks of February. If Congress has not agreed to raise the debt ceiling by then, the US government will have to decide which of its financial obligations to meet and which, well, not to.
CAN ONE come to any other conclusion than that which describes the elite leadership of the two most powerful global collectives on earth - as BEING self-sophisticated arrogant and greedy to the extreme and DOING THE WRONG THINGS for the WRONG REASONS ?
Banks must do more to regain public trust, including more radical reform to the way they run their businesses, according to Mark Carney, the incoming Governor of the Bank of England.
So when your governments tell you how valuable our banking system is, and how important our financial services sector is, don’t believe them. Most of it is as valuable to our lives and as energetically parasitic as a Flu virus. For sure, we need old-fashioned banks who help us move money around, and take care of our savings. Possibly we need insurance companies to help us deal with life’s risks. Maybe there is even some sense in having companies which manage investments – if that process can be removed from the paper-casino it currently lives in and revert to supporting companies to buy plant and equipment, or cover their trading cycles. But a City of London filled with financial institutions generating huge fantasy debts which we, our children and our grandchildren are supposed to pay back? They’re not worth the paper they’re NOT written on.
BUT - WHAT IF Nassim Taleb's "Black Swans" were engineered by a group of men - living together in society today - as a result of information asymmetry ?
" When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society - they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorises it and a moral code that glorifies it "
Governments should be afraid of their PEOPLES -
and the PEOPLE should not be afraid of voting into
power - GOVERNMENTS
- of the PEOPLE
- by the PEOPLE
- for the PEOPLE
" The great fear is that the European Central Bank (ECB) will find it impossible to prop up the Italian bond market under its Outright Monetary Transactions (OMT) scheme if there is no coalition in Rome willing or able to comply with the tough conditions imposed by the EU at Berlin’s behest."
"Europe’s rescue strategy could start to unravel."
THE most important lesson that I learnt at Borehamwood Grammar School - was that which was delivered to me by my English Literature teacher call Mr. Wilkinson. When discussing the concept of critical analysis & appraisal, I said that there were obviously two directly opposed categories of criticism - constructive & destructive - to which he replied never ever apologise for offering constructive criticism- while all those around you perceive ALL criticism to be destructive.
Reality is not just the bad; it is also the good.
The mind requires an awareness of both in order to work at its best.
For one who has conquered the mind, the mind is the best of friends,but for one who has failed to do so, his/her very mind will be the greatest enemy.
- as Carl Jung so rightly stated -
THE most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.
When one considers the actions of our "masters of the globe" - I invariably amuse myself by thinking about Leonardo da Vinci's take on them, which was that they were -
"as wise as the wind they fart from their arses"
Corporate protectionism and the assault on democracy
As important as the issue of trade liberalization is, the TPP and TTIP are not primarily about trade. Instead, both treaties will likely push regulatory changes that promote corporate interests at the expense of democratically enacted laws. In short, the treaties represent an astonishing assault on democracy and national sovereignty, threatening not only existing public-interestlaws, but the ability of governments to pass such laws in the future.
... and as ALL of this CORPORATE self-serving manipulation continues to drive the, value for money seeking, people to the abyss - or should that be Aldi and Lidl - here we have the emperors clothes of TESCO torn away to reveal even the ineptitude of Warren Buffet's wise decision to invest in 7% of Tesco's business.
Leodardo da Vinci concluded towards the end of his life ...
ALL is in NATURE - WE ARE a circumstance of NATURE
What the peoples of the world now require IS - "A needs-based economy or localisation, in accordance with the law of Nature, as the ONLY remedy to the problems we face"
This is all well and good in a sovereign nation with little or no threat from transnational corporate behemoths, criminal central bankers or treasonous trade deals that ‘cannot be refused’. Without such intrusions, elected politicians could focus on what they believe is best for the nation and her people, the vote could possibly mean something and for many years, to some degree, it did.
However, times have changed, oh and how they have changed.