In his classic book Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell invented and perfected the psychological notion of “doublethink.” That is, simultaneously believing two contradictory ideas or opinions. Orwell’s Ministry of Truth building displayed slogans like “War is Peace,” “Freedom is Slavery,” and “Ignorance is Strength.”
“The power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them… To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then, when it becomes necessary again, to draw it back from oblivion for just as long as it is needed, to deny the existence of objective reality and all the while to take account of the reality which one denies – all this is indispensably necessary. Even in using the word doublethink it is necessary to exercise doublethink. For by using the word one admits that one is tampering with reality; by a fresh act of doublethink one erases this knowledge; and so on indefinitely, with the lie always one leap ahead of the truth.” (Orwell, George 1949. Nineteen Eighty-Four; p 32)
In America today, doublethink is practiced with fine precision at the national level. People who give up and drop out of the work force become “unpersons” and are not heard of or from again; but according to the government, “the economy is fine and unemployment is falling.” Continued global military action is conducted in the name of “peace.” The onslaught of never-ending citizen surveillance is for our “safety and security.” Thought police monitor intentions, resulting in the destruction of reputations and livelihoods. The “Ministry of Propaganda” is never wrong and citizens are never right.
Orwell, H.G. Wells (Things to Come) and Aldous Huxley (Brave New World) all penned their respective futurecasts while looking straight into the face of the American Technocracy movement. The movement as a movement failed soon after it started, but only because the technology did not exist yet that could enforce and sustain their utopian dreams. Those dreamers — and their dreams — continue to live on from generation to generation, encouraged by gargantuan advances in technology.
When the curve of technocratic desire intersects with critical-mass technology, Technocracy will sprint to rule the world with a brutal totalitarianism not yet seen in the history of man.
As I wrote in Trilateral Commission Influence in the European Union in 2011, Commission co-founder David Rockefeller readily boasted of their influence in establishing the EU:
“Back in the early Seventies, the hope for a more united EUROPE was already full-blown – thanks in many ways to the individual energies previously spent by so many of the Trilateral Commission’s earliest members.” [Capitals in original] (Rockefeller, David; In the Beginning; The Trilateral Commission at 25, 1998, p.11)
This was in accordance with the ideas of Commission co-founder Zbigniew Brzezinski who wrote Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Technetronic Era:
“The nation-state as a fundamental unit of man’s organized life has ceased to be the principal creative force: International banks and multinational corporations are acting and planning in terms that are far in advance of the political concepts of the nation-state.” [emphasis added]
Banks and multinational corporations are operated according to principles of Technocracy: Science-driven efficiency is always the utmost goal. When applied to “man’s organized life” you have the reality of science-driven social control, which is exactly what we are experiencing today.
Should the world be run like business is run at IBM, General Electric, Monsanto, Goldman Sachs, etc.? Most would say “No” but this is exactly what is happening all over the world.
In 2001 Time Magazine correctly called China a Technocracy, noting a new form of “Neo-Authoritarianism” that was easily mistaken for Communism, but was not Communism. How did China get “converted” and by whom? Again, Trilateral Commission members played the lead role as they opened up China for trade in the early 1970’s. The impact of China’s new authoritarian Renaissance is seen in the following chart:
Between 1974 – 1984, Chinese infrastructure was built up to create a new manufacturing empire controlled by a Western-led consortium of companies like Bechtel Engineering, General Electric, IBM, etc., all of which had direct ties to the Trilateral Commission. Starting in 1984, their strategy began to bear fruit. Between 1984 and 2012, the U.S. trade deficit with China grew from a miniscule amount to over $450 billion per year. America permanently lost millions of jobs as companies and industries abandoned American shores for the Chinese nirvana of cheap labor. In the process, America was literally plundered by these global corporations.
America is rapidly becoming a Technocracy as government functions are turned over to unelected and unaccountable experts, engineers, scientists and technicians. When Obama recently called for a $100 million initiative to map the human brain, he even gave himself the new title of “Scientist-in-chief.” So, we have an evolving nationwide smart grid electrical system, massive databases on citizens that are being updated in real-time, computerized eavesdropping on all phone calls and emails, a never-ending “war on terror” that has mysteriously refocused itself on Constitution-loving American citizens instead of Islamic enemy combatants.
In the midst of this global and stealthy technocratic takeover, let’s reconsider the formerly sovereign nation of Cyprus. After its communist and socialist government leaders ran their fiscal system into the ground, they finally ran out of cash and had to beg the EU for a bailout. The EU leadership instead forced them to do a “bail-in” before they would get any “bail-out” funds. Thus far, the bail-in resulted in the confiscating up to 60 percent of all bank deposits in excess of 100,000 euros.
The confiscated deposits are being plowed back into equity shares of the nation’s banks prior to being absorbed by global banks for pennies on the dollar.
Citizens 0 — Technocrats 1.
To add insult to injury, Cypriot leaders announced today that they are being forced (by the EU technocratic leadership) to dump $530 million of their national gold reserves as an additional part of the “bail-in.” This represents approximately 70 percent of the entire Cypriot gold hoard. If this isn’t a picture of national plundering, then I don’t know what is.
Who will buy this gold from Cyprus? Not central banks! Rather it will be the global bullion banks, consisting primarily of Barclays, Deutsche Bank AG, HSBC, Goldman Sachs, Citi Group, JP Morgan Chase and UBS. Freeing up a 10 ton block of gold is a huge win for the global elite who have been accumulating gold over the years.
Citizens 0 — Technocrats 2: Game over
I suggested in a 2008 report Trilateral Plan to Corner World Gold Market that the “hidden” gold reserves of many countries would be eventually attacked and absorbed by these bullion banks, all of which have some membership connection to the Trilateral Commission. My conclusions at the time were:
- “The massive amounts of gold leased to bullion banks will ultimately be seized by these same banks as collateral against worthless paper loans made to the Central Banks.
- “Central Banks (including the Federal Reserve) could well be left to disintegrate in order to give way to a single global central bank controlled and fueled by the bullion banks who have monopoly control over the world’s gold.
- “These superbanks are all closely tied to the goals and membership of the Trilateral Commission, whose members have methodically carried out a monetary policy designed to bring about this eventuality.
- “For all practical intent, individuals will be frozen out of the gold market at any price.”
Five years later, my analysis looks better now than it did then.
If the Trilateral elite intend to create a global technocracy, then they are certainly doing a good job of it. The plundering of Cyprus sends a strong message to the global community: “Don’t mess with us or we will crush you.” Are Italy, Spain, France and Greece listening? It won’t take long to find out. One way or another, expect additional sales of national stores of gold to take place in the future.
My last observation is that global Technocracy will ultimately control people by the issuance of energy credits instead of money. The technocrat elites, however, will measure their wealth in terms of the gold they own — and that’s why they want it today!— — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — – Note: Additional content on this page is available only to Premium subscribers of Findings & Forecasts.
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