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ASSANGE, OLIGARCHS, TECHNOCRATS, ECUADOR, AND THE GREAT DEBATE

Yesterday I wrote about what I consider the proper historical and economic background from which to view Ecuador's decision to grant Mr. Julian Assange political asylum. It was, as I suggested there and last week in my News and Views from the Nefarium, a decision based in part upon some shrewd geopolitical calculation on Ecuador's part - possibly and in my opinion probably after quiet consultation with the Chinese, Russian, Brazilian, and Argentinian embassies in that country - and in part from a long and bitter experience with the West and its "aid" in helping "develop" the country by saddling it with enormous loans and debts it can never possibly repay.

Today, I am in a philosophical mood, but not "philosophical" in the sense of emotionally detached or apathetic to Ecuador's position, but rather, which the converse. I mean by my "philosophical mood" only to highlight what I believe is the real underlying cultural debate now taking place.

It has become something of a mantra, or a dogma, with the international financial banking-corporate elite in London and New York - that whole cesspool and gaggle of high frequency traders, corrupt CEOs and bought-and-paid-for politicians that we call "the Powers that Be" - that the nation-state is an obsolescence at best and obsolete at worst, and that the real wave of the future lies in Barrel-hoops Hillary Clinton's global village, and the multinational corporate state.

Ecuador is saying "not so fast," for its history, as I detailed yesterday by citing John Perkins' Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, is one of the policy of that internationalist financial oligarchy: mercantilism. Consider what Ecuador has been through, and consider the implications of the policies and strategies Perkins outlined in his book: (1) huge loans are made to Ecuador; (2) portions of these loans went directly into the pockets of corrupt Ecuadorian politicians while (3) openly the loans were "talked up" as being beneficial to develop the country and lift it from its poverty while (4) the bulk of the loans went into the pockets of Western - principally American - companies to construct the projects while (5) Ecuador was saddled with the debt and interest on said loans and thus (6) had to specifically allocate or earmark the income from the resources the West was "developing" to pay the interest on the loans.

Now, pay attention to those last two points, for here we are chin to chin with a very old tactic, so old, in fact, that its first earliest and explicit examples date from the High Middle Ages, and which were employed by the international corporations and banks of the day. Then, companies doing business with kingdoms would make loans to them in return for specific allocations of income from various resources or commodities to repay the loans. Oftentimes, these mediaeval companies would even require a special jurisdiction and taxing power to ensure that the allocated income from particular commodities was in fact paid. This is the essence of mercantilism, and it formed the backbone of the rise to power of the great financial oligarchies of Genoa, Florence, and Venice.

There was a major fly in the ointment, however, and that was the near-simultaneous rise of the nation-state, particularly in France and England, where, oddly enough, the crowned heads of those countries took the meddling of international financial oligarchies to be something that ultimately threatened not only the well-being of their subjects, but, because of that, their own royal blue-blood arses.

The oligarchical financial elites of the West would have us believe that the nation-state is an obsolete thing... but the reality, as plucky little Ecuador is reminding us of, is otherwise. If the nation-state was not a major problem for these oligarchies, they would not be bending every effort to corrupt or otherwise deadlock the political systems in whatever countries they do business in. But ultimately, the reality goes even deeper, and here the cultural debate must begin, for Ecuador is reminding us that, in the end, human beings are not chattels, are not mere "human resources" to be manipulated on a ledger book and counted as assets by the banks behind the bankrupt nations.

The real cultural battle and debate of this age  - with the increasingly shrill calls of the technocrats for a global New World Order and transhumanist singularities and all the other tired litanies they sing - is what it means to be human, and if, indeed, our humanity will be at the top of the list of the hierarchy of value, and not, as it increasingly seems to be for the mad hatters and nutters of Wall Street and the City of London and all their stupid and blind policy groups and round tables and secret conferences and foreign policy forums, at the bottom. They have sought, with some success, to turn "human rights" into a weapon... by organizing "spontaneous" color revolutions and "Arab springs" that degenerate into the worst forms of mediaeval religious oppression. But they don't like it so much when the same tactics are used against them, to expose their own lack of humanity and their own hypocrisy, and their own lack of tolerance that they preach to everyone else.

Three cheers for Ecuador for reminding all of us of the basic values of our Western culture and civilization.

See you on the flip side.

34 thoughts on “ASSANGE, OLIGARCHS, TECHNOCRATS, ECUADOR, AND THE GREAT DEBATE”

  1. I appologize profusely about commenting about what one might consider a now “defunct” topic but here’s a very interesting new twist to the whole Assange affair from British journalist Peter Eyre- I’ve never personally completely trusted the entire Assange/Wikileaks scenario and this adds more fuel to the fire:

    http://eyreinternational.wordpress.com/2012/08/16/uk-may-raid-ecuador-embassy-in-london-but-who-are-they-actually-after/

    check it out and then make up your own mind

  2. I don’t mean to offend or blame anyone for being ‘gay.’

    I knew long ago that it was a physiological problem and
    therefore not a choice.
    However, a rampant sex life is usually psychological
    and therefore a choice.

    I had a cousin by marriage who lost his life-long
    companion and was devistated by it.
    We exchanged letters for awhile,
    as I tried to help him understand the loss
    and cherish the LOVE.

    He finally stopped writing and I lost track of him.

  3. Aren’t these egregious abuses the US has inflicted on our hapless southern neighbors such as Ecuador part of the reason why Hitler declared war on the United States? I do believe he and Goebbels gave speeches in the Reichstag pointing out the US’s destructive and impoverishing imperial hegemony over the rest of the western hemisphere.

    Or maybe he declared war on the US to end the Jim Crow laws in the South which was also of great concern to him. I forget now.

  4. who is worthy of guarding the hen house first of all?it seems the temptation for zero tolerance for intolerance ends up being some kind of absurd solution.you’ll have to transpose that into economic policy.color revolutions arab springs being some idea of a moral imperative ,,,applaud !!!!!!!!!! policy makers care sooooo much about the people…suuuurre!!

    1. Many can’t/won’t “flip” because they want and get to need a
      constant controversy and have zero tolerance for empathy.

      They think they are ‘safe’ because they are not out putting
      notches on either of their ‘guns’……………..

      They are just as Totbot infected as such as the Rothschilds

  5. “Oftentimes, these mediaeval companies would even require a special jurisdiction and taxing power to ensure that the allocated income from particular commodities was in fact paid. ”

    I prefer the phrase, “TAX FARMING.” Sort of emphasizes that we are just produce for the elite.

    1. Despite the words, you all seem to like that and everything that way,
      the way it is, “……….produce for the elite.”

      What’s up with that?

  6. All that is happening seems nessessary, unfortunately. Apathy, greed, lust for power and control is not compatible with this level of technology. The sheeple are just as responsible for the hell and destruction that is inevitable as are our heartless and petty controllers in my opinion. Perhaps the lesson mankind is about to learn from the release of the worst horrors and abuses mankind will ever witness will finally be enough to end the endless sensless persecution and destruction of the next level of conscious humanity. The future space age compatible human does not farewell or do good works under the lower beast natures that still manage to rule them through sheer ruthless and immoral cunning. Once they realised they couldn’t control all of us they started sabatoging our development, except for a carefully hand picked few they could stringently manipulate and control for use against the rest of humanity in new and ever powerful ways. Thankfully its all coming to a head and hopefully humanity will proove it deserves another chance to evolve to our full potential. If not, the human experience was an ok one and I’ll see you all infinately later in the future potentials and in all the wonders and sorrows many of them will also be.

  7. David B. Schuster

    What do we really know about Mr. Assange? He shared some diplomatic gossip which enraged some North African peoples to topple their own government? On the surface I want to cheer Ecuador for asserting their independence, but deep down I wonder who is behind Wikileaks, and whose agenda it furthers.

  8. The remake of “The Day the Earth Stood Still” is
    probably the best example of the culmination
    of the ‘nothing-is -happening’ apocalypse
    [ditch the ‘alien(s)’]

    Not very good,
    but it will do,
    especially the last scene, when the ‘lights go out’

    1. Robert Barricklow

      Max Keiser predicts total systemic collapse 4/2013.
      Says it will evolve into intergenerational warfare.

      Something Wicked This Way Comes(sooner than later).

        1. Robert Barricklow

          Didn’t say you were.
          I read your posts.
          But not as gospel.
          Hell, I don’t even read gospel, as gospel.

          1. How many senses do you have and
            would you believe them if they all agreed
            on particular perceptions?

            Since I’m not “predicting” anything,
            not one single person needs to believe me
            for it to happen
            AND,
            more to the point,
            [I] DON’T NEED ONE SINGLE [OR ANY]
            PERSON/PEOPLE TO BELIEVE ME.

            The best description I can give as to what I am trying to accomplish,
            is that I am creating a setting for 2013 and beyond from there.

    2. and go back on, killing all digital and reverting back to analog,
      but with a slight quantum twist.

      There is an expedition heading for a small, uninhabited
      island in the pacific, to be there for the sunrise of 12/21/12
      when there is only thing on it, a Mayan style monument
      with a special place on the top to
      watch the sunrise,
      coming up right in the middle of it.

      They don’t know it, I guess, but they will see the sun flip
      its own EM field and so inducing ours,
      which has been prepping for the geo field flip for years.

  9. Robert Barricklow

    Well put.

    “A taste older than meat, older than wine.
    A taste as old as cold water” –

    Lawrence Durrell, Prospero’s Call, 1957

  10. Alrhough my entire body has been involved with their infection
    and their has been constant pain !

    1. Nanite death.

      The CIA may turn orange.

      It is the Totbots hot frequency color
      and why and how carrots/carotene fits in.

      I am not clear on the
      full carrot/carotene/testosterone connection
      chemically, but its connection to physics is clear.

  11. PS

    Oatmeal preparations is best for the sores.
    It is how I kept them at bay with only a few white threads.

  12. More on Morgellon’s and other Totbot/nanite
    related illness, which has reached peak,
    infecting everyone to one degree it another.

    STAY CLEAR OF ARTIFICIAL AND
    SYNTHETIC STUFF OFFERED TO YOU AS ‘FOOD’
    to the degree that you are capable.

    It is ALL poison, every bit of it!

    Eat meat and lots of it……………
    other animals KNOW INSTINCTIVELY THAT
    THIS IS THEIR PURPOSE
    to sustain each other.
    ANIMAL FAT IS THE BEST YOU CAN CONSUME.
    It got us out of the stoneage !!!!!
    If you are not allergic
    [another man-mafe tragety]
    eat lots of dairy and eggs.

    Salted meats are especially good as long as
    you drink lots of juices (best) and water.
    Probably why ham is forbidden to Jews.

    As I regain my own health, I will pass on what I learn.

    Truly and Sincerely
    Constance Marie Boisvert
    [HAL838]

    1. HAL, honey, what does all of this have to do with Julian A-Sponge?-

      please inform-

      just a query (not to be confused with an adjective of a similar spelling, albeit grammatically incorrect)-

      from your “baby-cakes”-

      Larry

      1. It has to do with
        EVERYTHING
        HONEY

        Just as the skull is ultimately connected
        to the little toe, which you wouldn’t be able to move
        if it wasn’t for what sits on top.

        As well as the fact that,
        although [I] may not be so important,
        what I am talking about is……………..
        THAT
        and others
        that are responsible for helping me
        [to keep my secrets]
        way back when
        [will at that time]
        tell all.

        1. Beside that,
          some may be interested in Morgellon’s relief [somewhat]
          before then

          “baby-cakes”

          1. “Just as the skull is ultimately connected
            to the little toe, which you wouldn’t be able to move
            if it wasn’t for what sits on top”- very true (no contest)-

            “[to keep my secrets]
            way back when
            [will at that time]
            tell all”- well then, honey, just DO it- what are you waiting for?- Christmas?-

            if you are personally suffering from Morgellons you need to out that info- you’d have many, many more supporters-

            many regards,

            Larry (otherwise known as “honey lamb”) 🙂

          2. That’s not what I’m here for, honey……………

            Didn’t you out yourself as being gay?

            Are you just plain rude?
            Putting women in their place as man’s plaything,
            floor scrubber and
            and baby incubator for the species of MAN

  13. we can only hope that the heads of Ecuador have seen waaay past the machinations behind mercantilism, oligarchies and technocrats in order to grant Assange asylum- hopefully the country of Ecuador reailzed this man was a singular victim/window-dressing patsy for the malicious machinations of the oligarchs-

    just as an aside: a former co-worker was during her teen years an exchange student in Ecuador- she often raved about how overwhelmed she was by the incredible warmth, friendliness and helpfulness of the people and the exquisite beauty of the country

  14. Curious. on my TV, at least, on sky news there was a 3-5 second time delay behind BBC news when he was on the balcony. and a momentary black out of transmission. all part of the story!

  15. Barel- hoops Hillary really is the Frankenstein monster of the “powers that be.” She is everything that is wrong with the modern world. Unfortunately, the fate of humanity is inexorably tied to her over the course of the next few years. One way or another I predict she will be in the Whitehouse by 2013. I expect she will replace Biden as VP or replace Obamma as the presidential candidate. Obamma will depart stage left– either ingloriously on account of his birth certificate or “tragically” at the receiving end of a manchurian tea partier’s wrath to further add to the end times mayhem of social chaos. Hillary will rush through a decree (amendment) that will allow foreign born nationals eligibility for the US Presidency– paving the way for President Netanyahu or President Anti-Christ.

    You can be certain Hillary has no qualms about ushering in WWIII. The only saving grace may be: as a frankenstein monster she may actually turn on her Rothschild zionist handlers similar to Josef Stalin and his betrayal of the trotskyites. So close to grabbing the brass ring and this is where the whole plan will blow up in the banksters’ faces– the mistake of putting a maniacal, totally self-serving, thoroughly evil, criminally brilliant monster at the helm. That’s the glaring problem with demons– they are devoid of loyalty. And when they discover that Hillary is not going to do exactly what they say and has decided as absolute dictator she need not answer to any one, they will move to remove her but will quickly learn she know the game too well. So the old adage: never pass a law that is dangerous in the hands of your enemy will come into play. The police state will be fully established to round up the neo-cons and all those who threaten Hillary’s power.

    Providently, the planets are not in her favor after her further rise to power in 2013 and things will get very messy for her soon after. What comes around goes around.

  16. Brooks Adams in his study of History claims the Roman system employed similar enforced-debt mercantilism.

    Lord Acton famously predicted the ultimate showdown as being between the people and the banks.

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