For some time I've been urging that the current political-cultural climate should be viewed "whole", and that we're witnessing an historical arc of unprecedented uniqueness. We are, I've been urging, in one of those periodic paradigm shifts that seems to happen about once every five hundred years, the last one being the Reformation, Counter-Reformation, the Thirty Years' War, and the Peace of Westphalia, which basically cemented our modern laissez faire attitude to religion and the secular state. But this current change, I've been urging, is unlike any other in prior human history, and hence has no real precedents. It's being driven by unprecedented technological change and development which in turn is rendering more and more human labor productivity moot, and that in turn impacts the financial system and model under which we currently operate moot. German finance minister Wolfgang Schaueble has stated that the debt growth model is over. There is no way forward, he argues, that is not a reform. Reading between the lines a bit, what Herr Schaueble is actually saying is that there is no way out of the current mess that does not involve increase in equity finance, in production, and hence, in human productivity.
As a component of all this, I've also been arguing that the current political cycle in the west, which has seen historic elections in the United Kingdom with the BREXIT referendum and more recently the overwhelming parliamentary vote to move forward with leaving the E.U., with the recent American presidential election cycle, and with the upcoming national elections in France, the Netherlands, and Germany, must also be viewed whole. In my opinion, we've been witnessing "deep state factional revolts" against the prevailing globaloney neo-con neo-lib agendas that have formulated domestic and foreign policy in these nations. Recall, for example, the strange story from last year of Queen Elizabeth inviting the British vice-premier to the palace for dinner and tea, during which she expressed, in the form of questions, reservations about the whole E.U. experiment. Then BREXIT happened, and Cameron and said vice premier were gone.
With the growing opposition to the immigration and refugee policies of Brussels and Berlin, I've also been urging that the upcoming votes in France, the Netherlands, and Germany will be of similar cultural and historical importance, and for the moment, France, and the candidacy for the presidency of Marine Le Pen, is front and center, and for several reasons. Not the least of these reasons involves the ability of private groups not only to lobby for domestic policy changes but to pursue a variety of censorship practices and other "active measures" to affect cultural change. So, as you ponder the upcoming French elections, consider these stories. The first was shared by Mr. V.T.:
Soros Funds Google to Stop Populist Le Pen
Well, we've seen similar attempts to censor news by altering search engine algorithms before. Same tactic, same agenda, only this time, it's Ms. Le Pen in the cross hairs. Recently Wikileaks divulged the CIA's attempts to gain information on French candidates during their 2012 election, presumably for the purpose of influencing the outcome:
Wikileaks Exposes CIA Involvement In French 2012 Presidential Election
Clearly, nationalist Le Pen would not be at the top of the list of "desirable outcomes," neither in 2012, and especially now with the EU in tatters from Mad Madame Merkel's immigration policies. Bluntly put, without France, there is no E.U. And Ms. Le Pen has been advancing the idea of a FREXIT.
The real focus of my concern today is really these hidden influences - particularly from so-called non-government organizations like the various foundations of Darth Soros - on domestic and foreign policy, an influence Ms. Le Pen is almost certain to mention and exploit, for the tide is turning, as this article shared by Mr. V.T. also points out:
Lawmakers probe US funding for Soros groups, left-wing causes in Europe
Consider the opening paragraphs in this regard:
Report alleges George Soros is meddling in foreign affairs
George Soros' alleged meddling in European politics has caught the attention of Congress.
Concerns about Soros' involvement most recently were raised by the Hungarian prime minister, who last week lashed out at the Soros "empire" and accused it of deploying "tons of money and international heavy artillery."
But days earlier, Republican lawmakers in Washington started asking questions about whether U.S. tax dollars also were being used to fund Soros projects in the small, conservative-led country of Macedonia.
Rep. Christopher Smith, R-N.J., led a group of House lawmakers in writing to Ambassador Jess Baily -- an Obama appointee -- demanding answers. Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, also expressed concerns about USAID money going to Soros' Open Society Foundations as part of a broader concern that the U.S. Embassy has been taking sides in party politics.
A few days ago I blogged about the necessity for another "Reece" committee to investigate such foundation activity. It appears, in effect, that this is a possibility waiting in the wings. But the implications are indeed dire for Mr. Globaloney, for once such an investigation is underway, similar activities of private citizens meeting to make policy might come under scrutiny... for example, the Bilderberg group.
The problem confronting those interests now is the fact that such investigations are under way already: Frau Merkel faces parliamentary committees in the Bundestag, and if Ms. Le Pen is elected or even has a strong showing and manages to gain seats in the French national assembly, one can expect similar investigations to occur in France, and with all the power of the French bureaucracy, this could indeed be quite revealing. It would be quite a stretch of the imagination to believe that the French DST was not fully apprised of his activities. In Macedonia and Hungary, protests over his activities are under way, and Hungary is investigating. And Hungary, let us recall, has "historical" connections to Russia and to Russian intelligence, which similarly would have its own thick "Soros dossier."
If it happens, then let's hope those committees in various countries will "compare notes." That's probably what really has Darth Soros, Mr. Globaloney par excellence, and his ilk, worried. And that's probably why they will spare no effort to keep Ms. Le Pen out of the Elyse Palace.
See you on the flip side...