The global community today is clearly in a state of flux. This is
not an aberration – we are in the midst of a normal and periodic global
reordering. We shall briefly take a “big picture” look at this
phenomenon and attempt to glean an understanding as to the direction
that we are heading in as citizens of a global society. It is my hope that
these observations can foster a more in depth discussion between
reasonable people; leading to the development of ideas which can then be
implemented to improve the human condition.
We live in a world subdivided by societies: nations and their
respective subdivisions. As a matter of fact, there are over 200 nations
recognized by the United Nations (UN). We are taught that a society
must conform to a binary label such as “free” or “unfree”, “democratic”
or “non-democratic” and so on. This is done principally for two reasons –
to provide a tautological definition, also for easier control of the
masses via manipulation.
The current overarching narrative provides that we are divided
between the “western” and “eastern” worlds. What does this really mean?
We can distill this down to one principal root: economics. What do we
mean by economics? We can say that in its purest form, it is simply the
structured allocation of finite resources.
Today we are observing the transition from a so called unipolar
world, one in which a single nation (or group of allied nations)
dictates the terms of life for all global citizens, to a more balanced
and natural multipolar world.
The current dominating group, the “western” bloc of nations, is led
by the United States along with numerous vassal states; this order has
persisted since the end of the Second World War. This construct is held
together using a combination of supranational organizations
(UN,WTO,World Bank, IMF, et cetera), propaganda (mainstream media
complex), armed might (MIC,NATO, private mercenary forces) and chiefly
economics (central banks, corporations).
The true “rulers” of this bloc are a cabal of very wealthy and
powerful oligarchs that work in the background (shadow banking, dark
pool finance, shadow governments, think tanks, NGOs) to subvert the
various sovereignties to their advantage. These oligarchs are the
principal owners of, not just the industries and corporations that front
for them, but the governments that rule over the masses. Most
importantly this cabal owns the means by which real wealth extraction is
carried out: fiat currency, chiefly the “worlds reserve currency”- the
United States dollar and it’s derivatives. These currencies are backed
not by equitable assets; such as natural resources, precious metals or
productive capacities; instead they are backed by the creation of debt.
Debt that represents a claim on real assets that virtually all
participants in global commerce must pay.
How did this cabal come into power? This is a complex question that
is subject to many possible answers and interpretations. Briefly, we
know from historical fact that a global empire is a central part of this
construct, today the United States empire holds that role (previously
British, French so on…). This provides the controlling force behind such
a cabal. The privately owned quasi-governmental western central banks
are at the heart of this operation. They form the crucial nexus between
sovereign governments and the financial world in which they derive their
revenue stream, and by extension, their power. The current seat of this
construct (United States) was founded as a Constitutional Republic.
Unfortunately, the United States Constitution is quite amorphous. Using
many acts of legislative, executive and even judicial fiat, this cabal
has been able to effectively take over the reigns of the nation. With
that feat accomplished, near world domination was made possible. A
complex web of regulations, laws, and rules; coupled with a financial
system few fully comprehend has been put into place across the west.
This became the mechanism by which this “new world order” has been
The unsolvable problem here is that this debt based system
is really just an elaborate pyramid scheme predicated on ever
increasing amounts of debt in a world where sources of real wealth are
finite. At present, the growth rate and the total amount of debt
issuance, is outpacing the extraction rate and amount of available
reserves of resources on the planet.
A Path Forward?…..
A new bloc of nations has been pushed toward an alliance. This bloc
of nations consists of principally China, Russia and Iran (“eastern
bloc”). These nations are led by various actors who seem to comprehend
the likely nature of the end game inherent to the current financial
construction. They are out of necessity seeking a path toward a
different and more balanced and hopefully sustainable economic and
global governance paradigm.
Not individually formidable, these nations collectively are quite
powerful. Lets take a look at the derivation of that power. Firstly we
examine a crucial metric: energy, it is well documented that these
nations collectively possess enough energy resources to adequately power
their economies for a long time. They also possess much of the world's
known stores of natural commercial use resources (metals, minerals, rare
Additionally, owing in part to technological advances and also to
long term changes in the earth’s climate, they possess the means to
adequately feed their populations. They are also taking advantage of the
fact that scientific knowledge and technological innovation (the key to
a sustainable and competitive economy) are geographical location
independent, as scientific axioms are immutable and provable anywhere on
the planet. Lastly, the differences between these nations is
paradoxically what makes them a powerful bloc. As example: China has
become the world’s workshop and an innovation leader whilst Russia
proper contains large deposits of natural resources, carries very low
external debt levels and possesses a very technologically advanced war
Initiatives led by China such as the OBOR (One Belt One Road)
infrastructure project, the AIIB (Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank)
and the SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) are aimed at providing
distinct alternatives to western backed organizations such as the World
Bank, IMF, UN, et cetera. The key piece of this strategy seems to be the
use of the fiat system itself to fund the accumulation of tangible
assets (businesses, technologies, resources, PMs [Precious metals].
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These assets can then be utilized as a hedge against probable
future turbulence with the current western based fiat regime. Why are
these nations not publicly clamoring for this system to be dismantled
sooner rather then later? First of all, this is a dangerous proposition,
as they would likely be economically punished (Greece, Brazil) or
worse, suffer an armed attack/invasion (Iraq, Libya). One just needs to
observe the large amount of vitriol directed toward these nations in the
western mainstream press to connect theses dots – these nations surely
get the message. Secondly, they are slowly dissolving this system on
their own terms (direct bilateral trade agreements via own currencies,
accumulation of PMs as a potential partial backing to their respective
currencies). As of now, these nations are taking advantage of the
current system to build up their economies and national infrastructures
for the long term. As an example, Russia and China have begun
co-developing a wide body passenger aircraft using their respective
indigenous technologies and knowledge bases. These activities are made
possible by their embedment into the current monetary system.
For the human condition to improve, the following possible actions should be taken under serious consideration.
The western fiat currency regime should be
dissolved, most outstanding debts should be extinguished (debt jubilee,
massive write-offs, large scale revaluations), and national sovereignty
must regain prominence across the entire globe.
A balanced financial system based principally on equitable assets must take the place of the current debt based system.
Sovereign governments should look to take on the crucial role as their
own primary issuer of currency; this of course would require much more
honest and transparent governments than we currently have in place.
A new system of loose decentralized global governance
should be constructed to act as an impartial arbiter in geopolitical
and economic affairs. These are but a few of the possible reforms that
could be made to affect a more intelligent paradigm of globalism.
Whether the alternative system(s) being pursued by the emergent eastern
bloc will fulfill these objectives still remains to be seen, as big
challenges remain, e.g. environmental degradation.
The best outcome for the world at large is a general reset of sorts.
A new paradigm in which malinvestments are discouraged and cleared
away, success and effort are rewarded, and opportunity for all is sought
as a societal virtue, should be pursued. Worse case is a long term
continuation of the current system. This outcome is likely to lead to
increasing levels of civil and political unrest, and possible widespread
conflict as the planet’s capacity to support the growth rates demanded
by a debt based system is diminished by a declining real ROI.
L. Duran, Originally trained in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
field, seeking to gain a deeper understanding
and foster further knowledge of the world at large beyond the mainstream
media narrative. This article is an academic oriented overview of the
current and possible future paradigm vis a vis the balance of power on
the planet, includes some possible reforms to improve the human
condition for all citizens.
Source: Global Research