Is there a globalist agenda?

Naturally all collective human groups have an agenda. As nations have agendas, regions, communities and even families have agendas. These agendas grow naturally from both pressures and needs that are placed upon the group in question (nations, regions, communities or families).

 

Are some agendas of a region for example in conflict with a community? Yes, if, for example, the nation required a toxic chemical dump in a specific location; and the selection of that location would disadvantage a number of communities/families.  This is an example of a simple one dimensional issue; however issues can be far more complex.

 

If economics and politics were so simple at first glance, our problems would be easily solved; but nations, regions, communities or families are not the only groups that must interact, share resources and negotiate or compromise. There are institutions that span the globe, with turnover and the access to assets and finance far greater than many national economies.  These are the multinational organizations. To exist these entities must have an agenda and naturally, this agenda is determined by the pressures and needs that the multinational to survive, grow and prosper. .

 

Now comes a two dimensional issue, for the multinational organizations to survive and flourish it must do so at the expense of the nations, regions, communities or families where it invests itself or some say infects itself. Why does this happen?

 

  • Because simplistically the multinational invariably uses its economies of scale (in purchasing and selling) against any competitive regional industry which results in destruction of the regional industry and the links that regional industry has to the local economies and the local economy as a whole

 

  • Because the multinational in a child of international finance it can position its head offices in geo-political regions that favors it with taxation advantages or other financial matters; thus being minimally effected by the financial constraints of the regional areas in which it operates – (not so of its local competition)

 

  • Because the massive size of power of the multi-national it attracts to it management who wish to make successful bank accounts and wield substantial power. The more the multi-national succeeds the more substantial the bank accounts and the power, but the more inroads must be carved into the national regions for materials, markets and resources to power the multi-national (at the expense of the national region)

  

However, just as mechanisms within regions or nations can be corrupt (despotic rulers, undemocratic society, or the absence of the rule of law etc), so can the mechanism that supports and extends the multinational be corrupt. These may include the following;

 

  • Sources of financial capital, investment, operating and bridging finance obtained from funds that may be suspect or may rely on immoral or illegal relationships with international financial bodies which in turn feed the instability of international financial system.

 

  • The special relationship that the multinational develops with international financial agencies, and even chartered agencies such as the IMF and World Bank;  Where the potential for leverage can exist for the multinational gaining access to resources, markets or other benefits at the expense of any region that requires assistance from the IMF and World Bank

 

  • The “special” relationships that the multinational obtains with regional and national governments in which is provides “assistance” in developing legislation for that nation or regions that inevitably favors the multinational; this has the consequence of establishing a relationship of general reliance of politics (and government)  on the multinationals  ( for funding, think tanks and so on)

 

  • The benefit and growth of multinationals enhanced by specific or general geo-political upheavals, wars and unrest. Such multinationals even forming “special” relationships with clandestine government or pseudo-government agencies.

 

  • The benefit and growth of multinationals enhanced by commodity shortages (including food, fuel, bio-fuels, minerals and materials)

 The concern is that this is not only an interesting model; it’s a reality.

 

Geo-politics, international finance and globalization are interlinked in the current free trade, private central banking, and international government consensus. If there is an up side to an ultraistic one world system we have only been privy to a degenerate one.

 

  

Tracing the US dollar as a tool for Globalization and Free Trade

 

We will now look historically, how the US dollar was used as a tool of international finance to power the free trade movement and develop globalization at the expense of regional areas.

 

In the immediate post war period the US dollar was the deemed the essential international currency by the IMF; this gave multinationals an advantage; a massive advantage to those multinationals who had access to US dollars through government or banking systems. By the early 70’s the US dollar was been so eagerly leveraged in the cause of globalization that too many dollars had been printed to permit the US dollar to link to an obligatory gold standard; the US dollar was demonetarized from the gold standard.  By the mid 70’s those that desired to stabilize the US dollar were instrumental in linking the dollar to oil production via agreement made with the Middle Eastern oil producing nations.  Manipulating the oil would manipulate and/or stabilize the US dollar, which in turn would provide funds to sustain globalization and free trade. In the 70’s globalization was being applied with in the United States, the world would witness (if it was watching) the beginning of its deindustrialization, but most only saw the manifestation of a new phenomena “stagflation”. Additionally the ground war in Asia (Vietnam) was instrumental in providing the impetus for growth for military industrial multinationals. Australia also agreed to the path of globalization and by the 70’s was unconsciously being committed to that goal. 

 

During the late 80’s the credit default swap was developed by Blyth Masters for JP Mogan ( a massive private financial operation)  as a means to manage the Exxon Valdez oil spill, and, in its wake, created a layer of derivatives that expanded the financial aggregate of international finance. Under the Clinton administration the Glass Steagall Act (instituted tin 1933 to stop banking speculation) was repealed allowing for financial intuitions to trade in all forms of exotic derivates at the risk of regular deposits and normal commercial trading transactions. 

     

There was nothing stopping the funding of multinationals – its continued funding was assured. However a strange phenomenon was occurring in many of the western nations – the process of free trade and globalization was causing them to de-industrialize- and with the   deindustrialization, technology drives were being lost and western nations turned away from industrialization and toward service industries.  As industry was going to third world nations (where things could be made cheaper – a main feature of free trade) Governments were finding themselves cash strapped, and were forces to sell of infrastructure, privatize national infrastructure and form public/private  partnerships and finally introduce consumption or value added taxes (GST in Australia) to float government operations.

 

The first Gulf war and the “war on terror” did not see the halt in free trading and globalization. Rather, Bush “the elder” in brought the term “the new world order” into common parlance and free trade and globalization was a primary focus.

 

 By 2008 however ( as demonstrated by the “sub-prime” mortgage crises) the unbridled lack of financial management brought the US dollar close to collapse; of course this had been years in the making. At Copenhagen climate conference (in 2009) the accepting of an international “carbon trading scheme” may have seen the US dollar linked to another ‘commodity” to stabilize the otherwise over inflated and valueless dollar. However that did not occur. International corporations and international finance dug in their heels; and the final scene was being set for the destruction of national, regional and their communities’ real/physical economies in favor of what had become international globalization and finance.

 

The year 2009 to 2010 was played out with currency wars as international financial system was at breaking point. Governments defaulted on national debts, others bailed out and guaranteed the toxic banking system with tax payers guarantees. Central Banks (particularly the US Federal Reserve) printed money overtime in what was termed quantative easing; consequently, massive inflation was waiting in the wings of the world stage preparing to force cost/price inflation particularly in food and commodities, through the roof.

 

Now fast forward to 2011, the physical economies have been so badly hit that food price inflation has run rampant through North Africa and the Middle East providing the true impetus for the “jasmine” revolutions. But the final act of free trade and globalization has not been played out yet. Like an alcoholic who can’t admit the true destructive nature of their condition free trade, globalization and international finance are now driving the captive world economic system towards an abyss. Collectively, governments act as bystanders, their allegiances severed from the peoples they were ensconced to protect and now prostituting themselves to the trio in their final death throws.

 

There are dangers ahead, there are still many un-played out agendas, which are complex and will surprise many. No expense has been spared in the preparation and in true grand strategic style many tactics will be applied simultaneously or separately to achieve Bush the elders “the new world order”

 

 A prescription for Australia in the immediate future and beyond

 

To prevent the collapse into the abyss; immediate and definite medicine is required; no half measures or compromises will solve the onrushing train wreck. What must be done?

 

  • In Australia’s case the immediate creation of legislation to prevent banking collapse and maintain first residential mortgages, small business loans (on conditions) and farm mortgages (details of which have been provided in other AVP lectures). This legislation creates the firewall to protect Australia’s collective financial and economic interests.

 

  • The creation of a National Bank of Australia or drastically remodeling the charter of the Reserve Bank of Australia to be a institution to specifically issue credit for the nation

  

  • The immediate introduction of massive infrastructure programs funded by the new National Bank of Australia ( this was the  intended historic role of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia under visionaries of late 18th and early to mid 19th centuries)

 

A reconciliation of corporatization and national/regional economic development 

 

 

Is there room for free trade and globalization in this proposal? In its current form, No! Multinationals and similar corporations, together with decadent/immoral international finance are a part of the problem.

 

However this certainly does not mean there is no room for large national corporations or international corporations under certain conditions.  A total reactionist approach to large national corporations is flawed. The massive infrastructure projects needed to be undertaken by Australia (and other national economies) may provide contracts of fixed duration for the delivery of certain parts of the project.  Here corporations of integrity may thrive and prosper, however their continued contacts with government would be dependant upon the national corporation contributing to the creating an enduring and healthy physical economy.

 

The corporation however, must remain the servant and the not the master of the economic and financial processes of a nation. 

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