For the last few days I've been harping on the role of "Big Money" in the ongoing crisis in our constitutional order. Yesterday witnessed a remarkably brazen attempt by two prime exemplars of Big Money to muscle the rest of the country: Twitter and Facebook are currently attempting to conduct a nearly total blackout of information regarding the Biden Crime Family's dealings in Ukraine, with the obvious goal of foisting their choice of president on the rest of the country by keeping the country in the dark about this important story.
Also yesterday, commenter Tom S. offered a fascinating comment on the means by which Big Money hopes to take over the governance of the US and transform it into something quite different that the constitutional order we were born into. Tom didn't use that term, Big Money, but I think it communicates his thinking. Another term, and one that points to an organization that may well be behind this takeover attempt, is "Davos man."
In fact, Tom started his comment with a series of links to various articles. The first link is to an article at Breitbart that highlights the goals of the World Economic Forum (WEF), best known to the general public for its annual confab at Davos--thus the moniker "Davos Man." Since the goals of the WEF appear to dovetail quite closely with those of the Dem party, it works quite well for our purposes. It designates the collective of hyper wealthy individuals, organizations, and governing officials who control wealth--Big Money--who are on board with the WEF's plan to take over and transform the world.
Here is the beginning to the article at Breitbart. It describes the use that the WEF hopes to make of the Covid pandemic to force on the Western world a "Great Reset". Does that concept seem familiar, does it resonate with the use of Covid to shut down large parts of the US in an attempt to take control of the government and force Trump out? It should.
World Economic Forum Outlines Its ‘Great Reset’ to End Traditional Capitalism
The coronavirus crisis presents an opportunity for a “new kind of capitalism” and “great reset” of global economies, politics, and societies, according to World Economic Forum (WEF) founder and executive chairman Klaus Schwab.
In an article published Monday by the WEF, an impatient Schwab claims neo-liberalism is dead and with it traditional notions of economic capitalism.
In their place is a set of “Stakeholder Capitalism Metrics” the WEF says enables the world to progress under one set of overarching rules as drawn up by it, with “social justice” a key component of this brave new world.
Grandiose enough for you? We're clearly talking about a world government, operating under rules drawn up by Davos Man.
This restructure of the way we do business is the new model for the “great reset” Schwab argues, adding he foresees the coronavirus crisis as too good an opportunity not to “re-evaluate sacred cows of the pre-pandemic system.”
He outlines his argument by pointing to just how serious the epidemic has been to the way we live now: Schwab writes:
The only acceptable response to such a crisis is to pursue a “Great Reset” of our economies, politics, and societies.
Schwab believes that if the Chinese coronavirus crisis has shown us anything, it is “that governments, businesses, or civil-society groups acting alone cannot meet systemic global challenges.”
In their stead, the WEF says the world should adopt more socialistic policies, such as wealth taxes, additional regulations and massive Green New Deal-like government programs.
Who and what is the WEF? You can read about it at Wikipedia. What you'll notice immediately is that the WEF is an openly elitist organization that is seeking to transform the world over the heads of the subject populations. It hopes to do this by coopting "business, political, academic, and other leaders of society":
The World Economic Forum (WEF), based in Cologny, Geneva Canton, Switzerland, is an international NGO, founded in 1971. The WEF's mission is cited as "committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas".
The foundation is funded by its 1,000 member companies, typically global enterprises with more than five billion dollars in turnover (varying by industry and region). These enterprises rank among the top companies within their industry and/or country and play a leading role in shaping the future of their industry and/or region. Membership is stratified by the level of engagement with forum activities, with the level of membership fees increasing as participation in meetings, projects, and initiatives rises. In 2011 an annual membership cost $52,000 for an individual member, $263,000 for "Industry Partner" and $527,000 for "Strategic Partner". An admission fee cost $19,000 per person. In 2014, WEF raised annual fees by 20 percent, bringing the cost for "Strategic Partner" from CHF 500,000 ($523,000) to CHF 600,000 ($628,000).
In other words, membership is composed of precisely those leaders who feel that their ox is being gored by The Donald--and they're also the people in the best positions to steer money to those who are most actively working to influence the US election--by whatever means are available. These are also the people most able to control the flow of information to the subject populations--us.
I'm not arguing that their is a central guiding hand behind the plot to overthrow the US constitutional order. All I want to do here is point out that the concept of Big Money corresponds to actual organizational realities, and that the progressive agenda also corresponds to organizational realities. Davos Man is an excellent example of both.
So, with all that in mind, here's what Tom S. wrote (with some very light editing). What Tom is getting at is the magnitude of the conspiracy and the odds that Trump--and we--are facing:
1) The U.S. has never experienced a full on civil war, with the exception of western Missouri, circa 1860 – 1866.
2) The controlling Agenda has been in progress for a very long time. The sudden balking of the American people, manifested in Trump’s election, has caused a disruption in timeline and procession, but has in no way deterred the Executive Agenda. They have adapted and are nowhere near defeat.
3) “…the 'normies' are underprepared... .“ It isn’t that their unprepared as much as unaware. The Agenda, generally, is to have the gov’t handed over intact. The Antifa/BLM tools in the streets only think that they are part of a movement to throw down the established order when in reality they are being used as leverage to cement the established order. Trump is the only real revolutionary on the field.
My view is that the political establishment that Trump has taken on was, in reality, the globalist order in America--the Uniparty, as sundance likes to say. This explains the bipartisan nature of the opposition Trump has faced. However, given the reality that the US, since WWII, has been transformed for many purposes into a global American Empire, the corruption of our constitutional order has gone correspondingly global. The development of multinational corporations has led to the rise of interest groups with no traditional loyalties but with unprecedent influence and the means to shape and bend to their will governments that are now mostly representative only in theory or in form.
4) Short term there will be a simulacrum of normalcy, but with enough violence and chaos to keep the population on edge and feeling the need for more stability.
5) There will be no civil war, certainly not in the sense that aNanyMouse indicates. The Executive will only allow Antifa/BLM so much leash. An occasional one-on-one shooting perhaps, but nothing that requires or justifies total collapse in trust in gov’t. If some Deplorable leaning militia does something dumb and allows itself to be maneuvered into a mass shooting incident then that will be very very good for the Agenda. Obviously Deplorables must be disarmed and many Deplorables, probably a majority, will agree, depending on how outrageous the media can paint the incident to be. They very nearly got their dream in WI but it turned out to be only one kid, not a discernible militia, and there weren’t enough casualties, particularly women and children, to give the narrative the inertia it required to be self-perpetuating. The FBI may have tried to add fuel to the narrative in MI.
6) I believe what the Antifa orcs are saying. As far as they are concerned there will never be peace, ever.
7) The Executive wants absolute control, not the mess that will ensue if there is complete collapse, much less a civil war. They don’t want to turn things upside-down: they just want to own it all. They will boil the frog until the Deplorables get tired of resisting, forget what they were resisting for, or are marginalized to the point or irrelevance. Once they own it all they will deal with their tools in due course.
Maybe right, maybe wrong; that’s how I see the immediate situation. My long term prognostication is much grimmer.
A longer and more detailed version of this type of speculation appeared yesterday at American Thinker: The Revolution the US is Experiencing – and What if it Succeeds. Again, just some excerpts. The idea is that we're in the midst of a revolution that most people are only vaguely aware of--if at all:
... Virtually all the opinion molding organs of American society are in the hands of the revolutionaries: the entire educational establishment, the media, the law schools, the libraries, big corporation boards, the entertainment industry and the Democratic Party. Moreover, they are winning. The youth of America have been brainwashed for at least the last 50 years. The average youngster has no idea who John Marshall or Edmund Burke or Adam Smith were or what they said, or how their ideas shaped the political, economic and social systems of our country. But he or she can tell you with certainty that capitalist America has polluted the oceans, fouled the atmosphere, oppressed people of color all over the world, demeaned women and hoarded the wealth. Alas, the cultural revolution these folks have engineered is essentially complete; now we are on the cusp of the completion of its political counterpart.
This eventuality represents the success of an idea that is generally attributed to Antonio Gramsci – that is, politics runs downstream from culture. The Progressive Movement began its ongoing revolution 125 years ago with the express goal of destroying the classic American culture and overthrowing the established political system. They have succeeded at the former. But the political revolution has not quite yet come to fruition. There have been times when it looked like it might: the Wilsonian 1910s; the 1930s under Roosevelt’s New Deal; the mid/late 1960s when riots ruled the land and we were catapulted into The Great Society. Now we are apparently in a fourth great upheaval. Will the radicals triumph politically this time? ...
... a common and critical reason that the Progressive political revolution did not succeed in any of the three periods discussed is that the cultural revolution was not yet complete. Not anywhere close in 1920 or 1940; advanced, but not far enough in 1965; however, by 2020….
The widely-predicted triumph of the Democratic Party via a newly elected president and control of both houses of Congress may well herald the arrival of the political revolution toward which the children of Gramsci (from Wilson to Sanders) have been driving us.
Perhaps all this is too pessimistic. Nevertheless, the country has come to such a pass that complacency in the face of such scenarios is not an option. Consider this--the military is a center of resistance to Trump and the constitutional order, and a center of loyalty to globalist progressivism: US Army Wants To Make COVID Social Distancing 'Permanent' Even After Pandemic Ends.
Realistic, not pessimistic.ReplyDelete
"no civil war, certainly not in the sense that aNanyMouse indicates....ReplyDelete
the military is a center of resistance to Trump and the constitutional order...."
If, indeed, "the military" is like that, then, indeed, there won't be much of a CW.
I'm guessing, that enough EMs will frag their (esp. field-grade) COs, before they obey orders to suppress "white supremacist" etc. Deplorables.
Yes, there is a globalist movement being driven by a relative small number of wealthy power players. And yes, their ultimate goal is covert authoritarianism. And it should also be mentioned that it serves their interests to foment conflict among the dirt people. This tends to keep them distracted and in a fog about who is really calling the shots. Maintaining the illusion of liberal republican government is sacrosanct.ReplyDelete
So what to do about it if you're just an average Joe working on a salary or wage to supply his family?
Armed revolution just decimates the plebs at the bottom of the social pyramid, with no real impact on the power players pulling the levers.
Almost everyone elected to Congress is a professional politician and most spend their entire adult lives in the DC swamp. The cost of purchasing most politicians is just pocket change for the power players.
There is only one entity that can realistically turn the tide against this elitist power grab, and that is a DOJ this is willing to take on the big boys and put a few of them in prison for decent interval.
This takes me back to being rushed into the fallout shelters during the Cuban Missile Crisis.ReplyDelete
Lock and Load, brothers and sisters.
James Burnham was on to this many moons ago, as was George Orwell. The problem for is us that there is no serious countervailing force. Conservatism, or whatever the heck it calls itself these days, is dead. It is for the most part an inept reactive force.ReplyDelete
As you point out, the left controls everything. It is the beast with a thousand names: WEF, CFR, UN, EU, UNIPCC, AARP, every school in the world.
How do you stop them? I doubt you can.
Talk about moving parts. In 1945, there were fewer than 100,000 non-profit organizations in the U.S. Along came Section 501(c)3 in 1969. Now we have over 1.5 million of them. The people who work in them are the soft warriors of the WEF, et. al.
The answer lies on this page, in a paragraph at the top on the right: it rests in the flowers.Delete
Conservatism is dead because many of it's leading intellectuals reject religion, and so became NeverTrumpers and lolbertarians.
Politics is downstream of culture, and culture is downstream of religion.
> How do you stop them? I doubt you can.ReplyDelete
1. 4 more years of Trump. The globalists / deep state have a glass jaw. They have succeeded often due to the lack of pushback.
2. School choice - k to 12
3. Complete the transformation of the GOP into the anti globalist party. If Trump can get more of the Black and Latino vote, this will be a huge political earth quake. And I think he will.
4. Restructure immigration to the us
5. More Trump judges
6. More deregulation - a huge overlooked success of the Trump administration and a huge driver of increased economic output
7. Legal / law reform - same idea as deregulation
8. Address voter fraud
9. Continued America first policy, and stop putting other countries ahead of American workers.
10. De-unionize the US Government.
11. Move US agencies outside of DC.
12. Highlight / reveal the use of foreign money to influence the US in the media, politics, education, and think tanks.
13. Continue efforts against critical theory
14. Deregulate health care
15. Accreditation for online higher education
16. Make colleges on the hook for part of student loans. Make college graduation and salaries rates more transparent.
17. Repeal section 302 / stop censorship by big tech
If Trump wins re-election I expect many of these will happen, and you will be amazed at the growth in the us economy.
Ray-SoCal, I agree with you, especially and emphatically on numbers: 6, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16. If Trump wins, his supporters will be so galvanized that much of your blueprint will be implemented. It's the 'if' that bothers me.Delete
Only if the Senate is held and the House taken.Delete
Ray, I'll bet you meant #17. Repeal section *230*.Delete
To Titan's list, I'll add stress on 1-4, & 8-9.
Spank the Globalist bastards, have the backs of US working stiffs.
May I also offer:Delete
#18 Incentives for investment in US manufacturing and transportation infrastructure
I'm struggling with a #19, which in my mind is corruption-free investment in American cities, but until their voters reject the Dem/Prog free handout, sanctuary city approach I'm not sure how to do it.
In 1887 Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at theReplyDelete
University of Edinburgh , had this to say about the fall of the
Athenian Republic some 2,000 years prior: "A democracy is always
Temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent
Form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until
The time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous
Gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority
Always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from
The public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally
Collapse over loose fiscal policy, (which is) always followed by a
"The average age of the world's greatest civilizations from the
Beginning of history, has been about 200 years. During those 200
Years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence:
THE FREEDOM CYCLE:
From bondage to spiritual faith;
From spiritual faith to great courage;
From courage to liberty;
From liberty to abundance;
From abundance to complacency;
From complacency to apathy;
From apathy to dependence;
From dependence back into bondage."
The Obituary follows:
" United States of America ", Born 1776, Died 2016
It doesn't hurt to read this several times.
Professor Joseph Olson of Hamline University School of Law in
St. Paul, Minnesota, points out some interesting facts concerning
The last Presidential election:
Number of States won by: Obama: 19 Romney: 29
Square miles of land won by: Obama: 580,000 Romney: 2,427,000
Population of counties won by: Obama: 127 million Romney: 143 million
Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by:
Obama: 13.2 Romney: 2.1
Professor Olson adds: "In aggregate, the map of the territory
Romney won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of the country.
Obama territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in low
Income tenements and living off various forms of government
Olson believes the United States is now somewhere between the
"complacency and apathy" phase of Professor Tyler's definition of
Democracy, with some forty percent of the nation's population
Already having reached the "governmental dependency" phase..
If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million
Criminal invaders called illegal's - and they vote - then we can say
Goodbye to the USA in fewer than five years .
Interesting facts re 2012, AC.Delete
And that was Romney! Trump's agenda is becoming so much clearer than Romney's ever was.
More on the fall of the republic, and the revolution, and the ruling class...ReplyDelete
from Angelo Codevilla:
"Corcyra’s revolution in 427 BC, the fifth year of the Peloponnesian War, is a paradigm of revolutionary logic. Thucydides tells us that the citizens’ divisions had been of the garden-variety economic kind.
Its Assembly had taken an ordinary vote on an ordinary measure. But the vote’s losers, refusing to accept political defeat, brought criminal charges against their opponents’ leader. By thus criminalizing differences over public policy, by using political power to hurt their opponents, they gave the revolutionary spiral its first turn.
The spiral might have stopped when the accused was acquitted. But, he, instead of letting bygones be bygones, convinced the assembly to fine those who had brought the charges. After all, they had to be taught not to do such things again. The assembly approved the fine.
But the second use of political power to hurt opponents gave the revolutionary spiral its second turn. Had the original wrongdoers paid up, the problem might have ended right there. Instead, outraged, they gave it the third push, bursting into the Assembly and murdering him.
That ended all private haven from political strife.
Civil war spiraled into mutual destruction, until the city was well-nigh depopulated."
Seems to me we're at the second spiral now, but there's no way to "forgive-and-forget"