The Great Game, as it has been known among the elite, is elucidated in this episode. After the last one, we thought Richard Grove and associates had perhaps set a record for the possible length of a podcast, but this episode is of about the same length, dependent on the previous episode as a basis. Here, you will get more background information that few know and acknowledge as the facts of history. Many books and sources are provided.
As an idea of history, we see the pattern which can be extended as far back as you may see; the finance of competing terrorist regimes, war as a preferred result. The Great Game itself is world empire; the crass motivations of profit and power matter, human values as they are known and understood by the vast majority of humanity, do not. At the bottom of it all is money; what it is, who controls it, who issues it and who has it.
You'll learn more of how despicable these people really were (and are); famous people that you would have no trouble recognizing. You and your children are encouraged by the prevailing culture to empower and admire these people and as far as possible try and become part of their club as a measure of personal success. But of course, all this is an elaborate charade. Part of our education on this blog has considered the psychopathic nature of these people and their predilections, how they naturally interact with narcissists; the predator and its prey. This is a recurring theme.
Some startling facts are revealed. We suggest that further research be done wherever there can be any shadow of doubt as to the verity of some rather incredible allegations being made by some of the presenters, “allegations” which we confess at this point in time are becoming more credible by the day.
[14 May, 2014: Mr. Burton. This episode contains 8 hours of material from a show in 1984 hosted by Dave Emory (see here). I expect that what he says may be so, but he's relatively uncritical of the communists who ran Russia and Eastern Europe. I just think you should remind people to draw their own conclusions.
Agreed, and thank-you!
In particular, I'd point out that all the material dealt with in this episode is statist in both reference and action; all statism leads to war, tyranny, genocide, all the rest and the other point the episode highlights is the power of organized money and corporatism; owning something as an absentee owner, as an investor, even governments using the market for securities in these organizations to raise money for this or that.
Also recall that all money issued by governments is used to buy what they want, not what you or I want, so they would buy things like spies, thugs, assassins, terrorists, special forces, etc. You or I have no need of such things and certainly would not buy them if we were using our own money. Just saying!
Ecotechnics, properly understood, is not a science. It may be characterized as an engineering philosophy, attempting the management of technology, to achieve the balance they believe in. Much of what they say sounds like the blog's proposed VEN. What are the limits to this vision? “Machines of loving grace,” is an actual impossibility, it violates many obvious connections; if people are machines and people are capable of love, then their logic runs, machines are capable of love. In the process, the very definition of love is changed to something like a person's individual comfort level in a computer enhanced perpetual order. Most of us are involved with this philosophy to some degree, whether we like it or not. It seems to me that the idea that any possible human mental picture of the natural world can possibly be accurate or adequate is frankly an impossibility. I'd like to know just how your VEN proposal addresses the fact that people in diverse places may place differing values on the same goods or services? I don't ultimately see one interconnected system as possible.
I think you're answering your own question. The VEN may be the totality of all transactions running through all local exchange nodes and the trades running through each local exchange may represent different price levels for many goods or services based on the usual economic forces of supply and demand. The Value Unit is like a ruler used to measure the value of an exchange. You can take it anywhere and it will measure anything based on its scale; for instance in inches or centimetres. There may be any number of scales. Some scales are best used to measure things based on size; big objects or long distances are measured in miles or kilometres rather than inches or microns. Yes, the balance of nature is an illusion. We are not suggesting that anything like a self sustaining egalitarian world order that supposedly works best for everyone is even a possibility. Money, however it appears or who issues it, remains nevertheless a tool, a very powerful tool, but a tool nevertheless. Offering another tool does not imply that people can or will make the best use of it.]