Written by The Daily Bell
Isn't it just as likely that Britain will hit the rocks and break up? ... In the period immediately after the Costa Concordia hit a rock off the coast of Tuscany, the behaviour of the passengers and crew has given us all sorts of insights into the eternal glories and failings of human nature. Perhaps the most symbolically pregnant gesture took place in the dining room. When the crockery started to slide from the tables, as the ship began to list, the waiters just picked it up and put it back. "It is nothing!" they said soothingly. "It is an electrical fault. Tutto va bene and what would madame like for the antipasto?"... I am like the Concordia waiters, in that I can't really believe, somehow, that we can be set on a course for destruction. But look at the facts, my friends. Look at that submerged reef marked "devo max", or fiscal independence for Scotland. If you can unpick the fiscal union, what is there to maintain the monetary union? And if you unpick monetary union — as George Osborne rightly points out — then political union is dead ... That is the nature of slo-mo disasters: they can change very quickly, from being an outlandish theoretical possibility to a predestined inevitability. – Boris Johnson, UK Telegraph
Dominant Social Theme: Things fall apart. The center cannot hold.
Free-Market Analysis: The Telegraph's Boris Johnson has written an interesting article on the potential break-up of Britain, comparing it to the unexpected Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster.
In a sense this article by Johnson is part of a larger power elite dominant social theme, in our view. The rhetoric of fear-based promotions by various Anglosphere mouthpieces has grown a good deal more shrill of late.
We pointed out just yesterday that George Soros is predicting significant unrest in the United States. His vehicle of choice is Occupy Wall Street and, according to a reporter, he sounded almost gleeful about the prospect.
From our point of view, Soros is a power elite operative, doing the bidding of that select group of powerful families who control the world's central banks and are trying to set up one-world government.
To do this, in our view – a view we have come to only reluctantly as patterns emerge more and more clearly – the elites may be planning to foment an all out chaotic depression that will make the current Great Recession look positively peaceful.
The idea is to deepen chaos around the world so significantly that further solutions – organized by the elites themselves – will seem both tempting and practical. In this way, perhaps, they will advance a one-world currency along with deepening global authorities such as the UN, IMF, etc.
This is simply speculation, of course, based on what we consider to be their dominant social themes. We don't make any apologies, because that's our MO. We speculate about the activities of the world's most powerful people based on what we consider to be the kinds of propaganda that their mouthpieces are unleashing on an unsuspecting world.
George Soros, we figure, is at this point one of the elite's hand-picked minions, a man who is participating fully in the left/right Hegelian Dialectic that the top elites utilize to move the larger sociopolitical and economic conversation in a given direction – almost always toward more state control.
Soros is predicting the proverbial "blood on the streets" but it's not just Soros. The Economic Collapse blog came out with an interesting article recently entitled "Are George Soros, The IMF And The World Bank Purposely Trying To Scare The Living Daylights Out Of Us?" The article quoted from our interview with Gerald Celente at length, as follows:
"I believe that we have to watch out for something along the lines of an economic martial law. The European system is in collapse. The financial system in the United States is just as tenuous, if not more, and I believe they will not admit there will be a financial crash but rather they will use a geo-political issue to get the people in a state of fear and hysteria whereby they'll then call a bank holiday or devaluation of the currency, or a hyperinflation of the currency, and blame it on somebody else."
Here's some more from the article:
George Soros is not the only one issuing these kinds of warnings. Once again, the head of the IMF, Christine Lagarde, has made a speech in which she openly warned that we are heading for a repeat of the "1930s". She told an audience in Berlin on Monday that the globe is facing "a 1930s moment, in which inaction, insularity and rigid ideology combine to cause a collapse in global demand".
During the speech she called for a trillion more dollars to support financially troubled governments, and she made the following statement...."It is not about saving any one country or region. It is about saving the world from a downward economic spiral."
As I wrote about the other day, the World Bank has also been using apocalyptic language about the global financial situation. In a shocking new report, the World Bank revised GDP growth estimates for 2012 downward very sharply, it warned that Europe could be facing financial collapse at any time, and it instructed the rest of the world to "prepare for the worst."
The lead author of the report, Andrew Burns, said that the "importance of contingency planning cannot be stressed enough" and that if there is a major financial crisis in Europe the entire globe will be deeply affected....
This is an important article because it brings together statements of several different individuals to show how there is a mounting chorus of top elite spokespeople predicting disaster.
Now, one can define this messaging as a "warning" – but we're prepared to go even deeper than that, as we did with our Soros article. Having become convinced that the elite operates within the ambit of "directed history," we tend to believe these statements – growing shriller by the minute – may be issued as a kind of self-fulfilling prophecy.
This, unfortunately, is how directed history works, in our view. First, the elites create the groundwork for whatever they have in mind and then, after events have begun to proceed in a planned direction, the mainstream media begins to quote the elite pundocracy and other mouthpieces about the inevitability of what's occurring.
It is important from their point of view that whatever occurs is properly positioned. In this case, a planned worldwide depression is to be accompanied by plenty of fanfare. People are to be made aware of what is about to occur. They are to be warned in some detail.
Again, to many, such an analysis will seem, if not foolhardy, at least paranoid. But in fact, there is really no other way to anticipate what may be headed in our direction other than looking at elite trends and rhetoric.
We would be foolish not to do so (in our humble opinion) because the world's economic system at this point is an entirely artificial one. It partakes of the "free market" only in certain aspects. But between central banking and the various globalist banking and trade entities, there is not much that the elites do not have a direct hand in organizing and purveying.
Central banking is a ruinous enterprise. It begs common sense that those who have built these banks (while hiding in the shadows) do not know exactly what they do and how they do it. Printing money from nothing causes first booms and then great busts.
The globalism that the elites continually try to inflict on this wretched world only magnifies the phony booms and busts of central banking and makes them resonate universally. The entire planet has become a kind of miserable economic echo chamber, quivering as the larger financial industry lurches from disaster to another.
Of course, the news is not all grim. We point out regularly that what we call the Internet Reformation has radically challenged the secretive financial might and conniving of the power elite. What was to have been a seamless transition to world government has now become a lurching and obvious series of clumsy and increasingly brutal ploys.
Having been found out – and the evidence is all over the Internet for anyone to see – the powers-that be have turned increasingly to the tried-and-true playbook of war, authoritarianism and legal force. The laws now being passed in even the freest Western countries are positively Draconian. They are destroying hundreds of years of painfully gained freedoms.
Which brings us back to Boris Johnson's article about Britain's devolution. During the era of the Gutenberg Pressthere was a good deal of schisming within the context of various power structures. Religion obviously comes to mind, but there were political changes as well.
We figure the same kind of schisming could occur as the Internet Reformation continues to have an impact. The world's largest countries are all wracked with either protest movements or outright rebellion, from what we can tell: Europe, the US, China and Russia among them.
To some degree, we believe this unrest is being fomented by the power elite itself. The historical precedent for this, of course, is the French Revolution. The way one deals with outbreaks of information about the Way the World Really Works is to create so much social chaos that people eventually prefer authoritarian government to "anarchy." The child of the French Revolution was Napoleon.
But this strategy has considerable risks. It is taking place within the context of a very powerful information revolution. The various kinds of social chaos that the elites may have in mind fomenting may end up backfiring.
Real secession and valid forms of republican government can certainly result from social upheaval. The Anglosphere power elite may not find it so easy to put the genie of social chaos back in the proverbial bottle.
Conclusion: The elite's mavens and mouthpieces are in full cry about upcoming social and economic chaos. Perhaps they ought to be careful what they wish for.