Tuesday, May 20, 2008

sky-rocketing oil prices, are merely accelerating a descent into the abyss

There is more than meets the eye about the world food crisis

On 2 April, World Bank President Robert Zoellick told a meeting in Washington that there are 33 countries where price hikes could cause widespread social unrest. The UN World Food Programme called the crisis the silent tsunami, with wheat prices almost doubling in the past year alone, and stocks falling to the lowest level since the perilous post-WWII days. One billion people live on less than $1 a day. Some 850 million are starving. Meanwhile, world food production increased a mere 1 per cent in 2006, and, with increasing amounts of output going to biofuels, per capita consumption is declining.

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  • In Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They Are Making (2008),

    David Rothkopf, currently at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, former deputy undersecretary of commerce for international trade under Clinton and managing director of Kissinger and Associates, brazenly outlines the real situation.

    As a consummate insider, he is clearly someone who should know. He argues that a global elite now run the planet and have usurped the power of national governments while ensuring laws constrained by borders are all but obsolete. “Each one of them is one in a million. They number six thousand on a planet of six billion. They run our governments, our largest corporations, the powerhouses of international finance, the media, world religions, and, from the shadows, the world’s most dangerous criminal and terrorist organisations.

    They are the global superclass, and they are shaping the history of our time,” states the promo for the book. This elite “see national governments as residues from the past whose only useful function is to facilitate the elite’s global operations.

    Their connections to each other have become more significant than their ties to their home nations and governments.”

    But why would an insider give the plot away to us plebes, you may well ask.

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  • But you don’t have to believe in a “Made it Happen On Purpose” (MHOP) conspiracy for either 9/11 or the food crisis. As political analyst William Blum, famously cited by Osama Bin Laden on one of his alleged video missives, said, “We’re speaking of men making decisions, based not on people’s needs but on pseudo-scientific, amoral mechanisms like supply and demand, commodity exchanges, grain futures, selling short, selling long, and other forms of speculation, all fed and multiplied by the proverbial herd mentality — a system governed by only two things: fear and greed; not a rational way to feed a world of human beings.”

    Off Topic? – Don’t forget that the fiat monopoly money use to finance these and other markets has been derived (pun intended) from mortgages and other forms of debt creation.

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  • planning4acrash says:

    Funny that, Malct. The British public have unwhittingly fuelled the speculation that is increasing their cost of living, by buying homes for their families. The interconnected nature of the situation and web of deciet is astounding.

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  • p4ac

    WEB OF DECEIT: BRITAIN’S REAL ROLE IN THE WORLD
    By Mark Curtis

    Britain under Labour is championing a fundamentalist economic ideology that is promoting the increasing takeover of the global economy by big business.

    A web of deceit is obscuring this picture. People in Britain are largely unaware of what has been done in their name,

    – – – even as government policies undermine our own interests. – – – –

    The public’s understanding of Britain’s real role in the world is being obscured by an ideological system – principally, the mainstream media – that is largely accepting at face value New Labour’s rhetoric on its moral purpose

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Web-Deceit-Britains-Real-World/dp/0099448394

    http://human-nature.com/reason/01/curtis.html

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  • Malct. If you reply to your own blog another time then you will get one of those nice “hot topics” icons next to your blog post.

    As for the article I read it twice and my opinion the second time was the same as the first and that is that the article is an unstructured rant.

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  • Oohh look. I’ve done it for you. Happy now?

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  • Yep………once again you guys are looking like a bunch of loons.

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  • denzil – valid criticism – although double posting wasn’t intentional – my appologies.

    I don’t like the ‘hot topics’ icon either it is too arbitary.

    As for the article being an unstructured rant, you are entitled to your opinion which I respect.

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  • letthemfall says:

    This article does have the feeling of a rant. (Note whom the author writes for). I don’t believe in govt conspiracies, just the selfish nature of first world citizens who vote in govts to defend their interests i.e. their cash and their right to as much of it as they can get their paws on. However, I think it is fair to say that wealth is being transferred rapidly into the hands of a few who don’t fundamentally earn it. The tax status of our non-doms is a very good example, justified by the fantasy that without them we would be so much the poorer.

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