When I write, I take my research method from the lowly ant: when some species of ants leave the colony to look for food, they look for it by leaving the nest and, going in ever-widening circles, they search until they pick up the scent or trail of food. Then straightaway, they report back to the colony, and lead the other ants to the food. I start by looking at an idea, an event of interest, and poke around until a central idea begins to take shape in my mind. Then I widen my circles, until I find what will satisfy the central idea, and I report back to you. But I continue to research the idea, as I know there is much more to be discovered (dis-covered).
For example, about three weeks ago, when I reflected on where the ethanol boom was going, I researched it, wrote about it, a short piece but didn't look all that deeply into it. So I decided to go back again and look at the bio-fuel crisis with fresh eyes, knowing in my heart it will be the world's poor that get the shitty end of the stick. They always do. But this time it's not just the poor who are getting shafted, it's you and me as well. And my search led me to the Council on Foreign Relations. Once again.
And even though I know the CFR is an insideous organization, I do not discount their access to scholarship. If you go through this article, sub-titled, " The Ethanol Bubble" by Runge and Senauer you will find that they see, they know what is happening in the world of Bio-fuels and the current alternative of ethanol. Their projections are grim, indeed. And it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that we are heading for wholesale misery on a global scale. But their solutions to the problem of ever-growing ranks of the poor and starving in the world consist of applying fixes here and there. Congress should do this, Congress should do that, a band-aid here, drop this subsidy there, add this here...blah, blah, blah.
That such brilliant men can analyze the situation on the ground concerning the world's poor, and yet - miss the most important piece of the puzzle is odd. The key seems to be: who controls the money? Are the analysts looking through the wrong end of the telescope? Perhaps by design? This whole global thing is being generated by the vision of a few - a vision of a world-based Socialism, some even say Communism.
We live under the golden rule, so I know to "follow the money", knowing that no matter how torturous the trail, it will always lead back to the problem. Always, always. And in following the money, you find other rocks to look under. Look under the rocks. There one finds greed, corruption, the will of the few wealthy imposed on Congress, and the rest of us. Truth is not the problem - it always shines irrespective of the conditions. The lies are the problem, and the lies are concealing the truth. But lies hide under rocks, or behind half-truths.
They love to keep us looking in the wrong direction, as is obvious in the so-called, "War On Terror", as the pieces are being put in place for a more totalitarian government. The War On Terror is a sham. But it sets the stage for a more aggressive surveillance stance, and they have -so far- vertically integrated the Fed with the state and local law enforcement. The Patriot Act, enhanced by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) further erode our individual privacy - all under the meme of "Global War on Terror". Congressional oversight? Not.
Incrementally, our right to "Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness", is being eroded, making us weak, unable to defend ourselves and our families. Something's gotta give. There are those who believe we are being set up, waiting for the other shoe to drop, as in another attack in the form of bombs or some kind of wholesale disaster- all to provide our government with the rationale to initiate the changes it so badly wants: NAU, AMERO, perhaps martial law. All in the name of making America strong against its enemies. A New World Order. They have made it crystal clear - they believe it is what we need to step forward into the 21st Century. It is a Fascist's dream: the melding of Corporatism with the State.
Why are our universities under leftist control? Look. for. the. money. What you find is they serve at the pleasure of grants and donations. Pry under that rock, and what you find is Gramsci and Freire cultural humanist ideology, backed by Rockefeller, Ford, Carnegie money. The climate of intolerance found on the campuses throughout the United States, masquerading as Politically Correct speech, is the direct result of pressure on the College Administration to kowtow to their whims. Oh, sure the so-called "Humanities" are rife with leftist professors who spread their agenda, rather than inviting honest discourse. But they are there, in place, because the administration has granted them permission to do so. The power of money. The Golden Rule - He who has the gold makes the rules.
If you want a place to stand as you investigate that relationship, take Carroll Quigley with you. Even though he was an insider, his research is a rock you can stand on. But he's dead now, so take the David Horowitz tour. He's a warrior, alive and well.
[Update: I have done some checking up on Carroll Quigley and find that he was a member in good standing of the CFR. So, be advised. As an insider he knew and wrote about a great deal of the shenanigans being played out then, as now on a global scale, and he concurred with the elitists vision of a New World Order, but was unhappy with the secrecy with which it was being carried out. He died in 1977.]
From NameBase NewsLine, No. 15,
In following the money, I came upon this article entitled, Philanthropists at War by Daniel Brandt. It is a short, concise story of the connection of "old money" to our educational institutions. The name, CIA comes up fairly frequently, as does the CFR and many others tied to government. Here's a sample paragraph:
The interlock problem is conspicuous for another reason, one which has never been addressed by Congress. It seems that certain huge Yankee foundations, namely Rockefeller, Ford, and Carnegie, have been conscious instruments of covert U.S. foreign policy, with directors and officers who can only be described as agents of U.S. intelligence. According to Quigley, the roots for this can be traced to the establishment of an American branch of the British Royal Institute in 1921, which itself had grown out of the Rhodes Trust. The American branch, called the Council on Foreign Relations, was a largely a front for J. P. Morgan and Company.
note* the interlock problem referred to is where the CFR, the various foundations, and the government all hold hands, and walk the line. Go look under that rock.
At the end of the article by Brandt, I noticed a sidebar entitled, "Clinton's CIA Connection".
"An awareness of obscure connections can go some distance toward making our history comprehensible. Almost all accounts of recent U.S. social and cultural history have been written by micro scholars on someone's payroll, rather than by macro historians who accept that many facts are hidden. The 1960s still mean something to those of us who contributed, but to judge from the popular history of the period, it consisted of little more than lone nuts, hippies, drugs, and rock music. A more specific example of historical cover-up is the major media's willingness to accept the current White House at face value."
Hmm...more rocks to look under. Go check it out.
Take our money, the US dollar, for example. Where does it come from? The Federal Reserve Bank. Who controls the Federal Reserve Bank? Why, the Federal Reserve Bank. Who owns the Federal Reserve Bank? What is our government's relationship to the Federal Reserve Bank? And so on, but that's for another time. Or better yet, you go look under that rock, tell us what you find. Or take the Internal Revenue Service. It's built on a lie. There is no law in our Constitution that grants Congress the power to tax individual income. Yet most Americans think there is a law authorizing the IRS to collect taxes.
Ok, I am not a trained economist. Many years ago, I had a couple of courses on Paul Samuelson's view of economics in college (early 60's). I studied for a couple of years at the School of Economic Science (London), taking night courses in NYC, where they had a branch known as the Practical Philosophy Foundation. The economics courses there were roughly equivalent to what the Henry George School was teaching at the time: tax the margin and the whole business goes a-kilter. But that still doesn't address the question - who makes our money, and on what is the foundation built? I believe it is key to 99% of the problems we are facing today.
Probably the greatest course I ever took was a logic course under Professor Sidney Hook at New York University (1961). He taught me to apply the rules of logic when reading a newspaper. What a gift that was! What I am now is an amateur sleuth who doesn't like what is happening in the world. So I go, ant-like, out into the world armed with inadequate tools, but there you are. A most useful book on English grammar, The Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr. and E.B. White, now in its 4th Ed. My copy was published in 1979, 3rd ed. I have read, and re-read it a couple of times. Great book if you want to learn to write more effectively.
The real question is: How do we stop the freight train?
Update ** Who Owns The Federal Reserve Bank?
"If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their money, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them (around the banks), will deprive the people of their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered." -- Thomas Jefferson
The word, Federal, is to throw everybody off. The only connection of the FRB to the US government is one of complicity. Full stop. It is a private bank, owned by very old, very wealthy families. There is an unbroken linear connection between the Rothschilds and the Bank of England, and the London banking houses which ultimately control the Federal Reserve Banks through their stockholdings of bank stock and their subsidiary firms in New York.
The seminal players are:
The Rothschild Family - London (Bank of England)
The Rothschild Family - Berlin
The Lazard Brothers - Paris Israel Seiff - Italy
Kuhn-Loeb Company - Germany
The Warburgs - Amsterdam
The Warburgs - Hamburg
Lehman Brothers - New York
Goldman & Sachs - New York
The Rockefeller Family - New York
The George Baker Family - New York
J. Henry Schroder Banking Corp
They seem to be the ones at the top, and also some of the key players in the CFR. Be forewarned: enter this labyrinth at your own risk. Better take Ariadne's thread...
"The very rich are different from you and me." - F Scott Fitzgerald.