On The Rise –
Civilization On The Wane
has become an empty word that the world leaders kick around like an
inflated balloon when it serves their interests. What is of importance
to the Corporatocracy that is running the planet is very much the opposite
of democracy. What the leaders are depending on for the continuation
of the current misrule of the world is centralized power and dumbed-down,
apathetic and poverty-stricken masses who pose no danger to the status
doesn't promote the interests of the ruling plutocrats. Their goal is
to concentrate all the money and power in the tiny elite that hold the
strings of the dancing puppets who are politicians. Government and business
are all one and the same. Or different parts of the same monster. Some
hold the strings of power, others do the kicking and dancing.
What is the
difference between a totalitarian state which controls all the means
of production and one where the owners of the means of production control
the state? A different brand of totalitarianism but the contempt for
the people could not be more deadly.
To make the
control game possible, the people have to be drugged, muzzled and rendered
powerless. Also, the means of running the show have to be deprived of
all transparency. Propaganda, biased or filtered media news coverage,
violent punishment of 'disobedient' individuals, all clouded in a web
of secrecy – these are the tools for running this show of the
most flagrant in-egalitarian state of the world that has ever existed.
The former lords of money empires pale in comparison to the multi-billionaires
of today's distorted world.
to be ignored or annulled. People who might possibly become a threat
to the puppeteers have to be rendered harmless. By any means possible.
There are no more any legal limits to what can be done to individuals
who are arbitrarily declared to be terrorists or aiding and abetting
the 'enemy'. Since international and national laws have become irrelevant,
it is no more a big deal to get rid of undesirable persons.
also a general tendency to destroy what are considered superfluous masses
of people through calculated starvation, wars and well planned genocide.
Added to this, there is a carefully staged neglect of the lower classes
– with more and more of the so-called middle classes falling into
the category of the working poor.
individual nations taking care of their own interests – economy,
education, health care and the general running of business – we
now have transnational powers, both political/financial (WTO, IMF, the
World Bank) and the big corporations, who see to the piling up of the
wealth of the planet in the hands of a very limited number of plutocrats.
Those are the soulless robots who hold the strings of power and who
make decisions like so many machines. They decide which people are destined
for extinction and which ones can in some way be useful for the money
and power machines.
dehumanizing process may have started in the U.S. but other nations
are following suit. Money is what counts. People are expendables. So
there is less and less concern for the rights and the well-being of
the people. Use them as slaves, but make sure they are left ignorant
and docile, easy to bend to the needs of the powerful.
slavishly following in the steps of the Empire in the West, and so is
Russia. Concentration of power in the executive, which is a Siamese
twin of the Big Corporations, is an essential step in the direction
of making people powerless pawns. The legislators and the judges are
easily bought up by the corporations and so we have a powerless Congress,
a symbolic Parliament, a docile Reichtag, a voiceless Duma.
fierce competition for the diminishing hydrocarbon resources of the
world and the war is on for the domination of the strategic areas where
the essential riches of the planet are concentrated.
fiercely hanging on to the coattails of the U.S., not risking getting
left out when the wealth is divvied up. However, China and India will
be ever more powerful competitors to the West as far as the limited
existing resources are concerned. And all over the world, the urge for
producing agro-fuel – at any cost – is raging. If fields
used to grow needed food have to be converted to the growing of agro-fuel
crops, so be it.
all U.S. politicians who subscribe to the supremacy of the Empire are
loyal to the idea of an indefinite occupation of Iraq. They are even
blindly willing to go along with expanding our influence in the Great
Middle East, attacking and occupying other neighboring sovereign countries,
running the risk of causing a complete collapse of the entire region.
And all the while, Israel, the U.S. 51st State, is doing its utmost
to aid the American ambition of destabilizing and ultimately conquering
In all of
this desperate grabbing of power and resources, the fate of the people
is of no importance whatsoever, nor is there any concern for the environment
and the possibility of a continuation of life on our planet.
idea of setting the world aflame for the unipolar domination of the
most precious resources seems totally senseless since, at the same time,
the planet is thoughtlessly being destroyed and made unlivable for future
generations in the name of short-term profits.
What is going
on in the world at this time is utter self-destruction and it is looking
less and less credible that the U.S. Empire, which is leading the destruction,
will ever come to its senses and reverse the trend.
still be a chance that the world can be ecologically, financially and
socially saved. But where is the Gandhi, where is the Martin Luther
King, where are the men and women with hearts and brains who are willing
to step up and lead the world back to sanity?
Siv O’Neall is an Axis of Logic columnist, based in France. She
can be reached at email@example.com
2007 by AxisofLogic.com
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