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(A excellent piece on the nexus between corporations and the government (all for one and one for all)

Netherworld Oligarchy

By  Ethan Indigo Smith

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

Before serving your country, first learn who your government is serving.

The New World Order is exactly that  – it is the same old ‘order’ in the new world. The new world is still contracted to the same old formulation of regimentation, which is  achieved by the same violent means of enforced order and patriarchal authority, the same old formulation of the status quo, and the same old oligarchy,  instituted in the new petrolithic and nuclear age by the progressive merging of commerce and state.

The only difference now is that there are “new and improved” modes and destructive war,  resource and media  technologies being used to enforce the rule of the oligarchy. There are new tools and new names.  The ‘order’ is packaged in a new sleek design, with new bells and whistles, but at its core, it is the same war-minded pyramid system, controlled by those the system  benefits the most. Those “authorities” at the top of the pyramid claim to act for  the betterment of mankind, and yet they always  seem to get the better of  mankind.

Historically speaking,  the forced  imposition of beneficial authority is as it  always was. It is text book oligarchical collectivism;  the same formulation of authority used by Empires and Emperors for millennia before us, playing out in a  rapidly  degrading economic, political and environmental setting, It  bears little  difference to those societies that have risen and duly  fallen before us.

The ‘New World’ Environment

Welcome to  the ‘new world’. And with that, welcome to your ‘new world’ environment, one that is poisoned and depleted by the petrolithic and  nuclear industries of the oligarchy. And not just poisoned but radiated,  measurably changing  the quality of our environment for  countless generations yet to come, as  radiation and chemical pollution levels increase worldwide.

When it comes to humanity’s sustainability, the ‘new world’ is a veritable netherworld. The conditions, confines and consequences of petrolithic era and nuclear age are now layered into every strata of the Earth, its system and its inhabitants.  Governed  by power/profit-seeking oligarchy, we seem  destined for a world of  polluted and bereft expanse after expanse, land scoured and mined, water poisoned and air thick with institutional excrement  – the scars of over consumption  –  the consequence of an  irrational intent to build ever-growing commercial systems without regard for future ramifications, and of institutional outcomes  being prioritised over  the rights and needs of living breathing  individuals and the planet we call home. And while the netherworld oligarchies profit from environmental exploitation, increased institutionalization and commercial monopolization, a culture of unquestioning  acceptance is  perpetuated in the name of patriotism by  concealing critical information and delivering mis-information via the “news” media they own and regulate.

Thus, amid  this theater  of democracy, it has become the “norm” in  the petrolithic era and nuclear age for  large scale commercial enterprises to be initiated  without due consideration of consequences. Corrupted commercial  regulatory bodies  have become veils to the oligarchy, rubber stamping their approval for profitable and  dangerous  practices  in industries as broad as  food & agriculture, pharmaceutical, energy, media and mining – as long as they help to achieve  their ends. This is clearly evidenced by the rotating  cast of oligarchs who regularly and strategically interchange between roles as commercial decision-makers and government  regulators (see images).

Netherworld Oligarchy - Media and Government Ties

These  conditions have  facilitated  what is undoubtedly the biggest, most deceptive ‘doublethink’ dynamic there might ever have been  —  that of global warming. While governments continue to push the manifesto of Agenda 21, the public debate on global warming is, in and of itself, ridiculous.  There is no denying humanity  needs to change its  destructive ways, but  that extends far beyond environmental destruction to our collective intellectual decay. For as long as we allow our thoughts and  conversation to be  steered by the fictions  of  institutional news/media, we can only be digging our way deeper into the netherworld of the oligarchy.

Our corrupted institutions and the institutionalized alike have brought  us to this existence, and to accept this existence, ever on the precipice of our own demise. And yet, in  control of  the ever-pervasive  media, they steer the dynamic of what people  talk about, and how they  think,  to their profit and advantage.

In a  community that is  led by the  wealthy for the wealthy, this continuation of the status quo comes  at the direct cost  of individuals and their basic rights to freedom, peace, and unimpeded access to the planet’s natural resources  – all of  which are treated as  commodities.  We are led to believe our  personal freedoms and livelihood depend on adhering to the status quo, without which  the rights and richness of our natural world cannot be accessed.

But that is part of the illusion that keeps us playing ball. We know we are heading down a dangerous path, and there is no new planet to move on to, no new island to start fresh on once we learn just how dangerous. So in reality, our livelihood, wellbeing and indeed our future existence depends on stopping  the status quo and choosing a new path – fast.

Netherworld Oligarchy - Monsanto and Government Ties

The ‘New World’ Hierarchy

Institutions are made up of individuals, but they do not act as individuals nor on behalf of individuals. Rather they act  as portions of the institution, for the purpose  of the institution, in the direction determined by  institutional heads, no matter the personal or collective expense (after all, we’re all replaceable, right?)

Institutionalized individuals are capable of switching their institutional jargon and actions on and off, as if machines. When speaking to a reporter, one is sometimes off and other times on the record, depending on whether they are telling the truth or “The Truth ®“. When speaking to different groups, the institutionalized individual is capable of spinning different tunes, and at times, different truths – all in the name of progressing the institution.

In our heavily formalized  society, we have been led to forgot that institutions are empowered by people, and dependent on the cooperation of individuals. Through commercial,  government and media trickery, institutions have instilled a collectivist culture  that simultaneously  steers individuals  to execute the institutional agenda while steering them away from critically understanding and assessing it — or doing anything to change it.

Why do institutions exist if not for people? The idea  of working collectively is to mutually benefit the people, whose combined potential should exceed the capability of the lone individual.  If institutions today were half as dedicated to the betterment of mankind, as most of them claim to be, there would be more acts of kindness  and less need for activism.

Isn’t it time we  reclaim  our  institutions and our natural place in the hierarchy?

Global Research, May 23, 2015
GMO-Eugenics-Population-Control

If physical violence is to be used only as a final resort, a dominant class must seek to gain people’s consent if it is to govern and control a population. It must attempt to legitimize its position in the eyes of the ruled over by achieving a kind of ‘consented coercion’ that disguises the true fist of power. This can be achieved by many means and over the years commentators from Gramsci to Althusser and Chomsky have described how it may be done.

However, one of the most basic and arguably effective forms of control is eugenics/ depopulation, a philosophy that includes reducing the reproductive capacity of the ‘less desirable’ sections of a population.

There is a growing fear that eugenics is being used to get rid of sections of the world population that are ‘surplus to requirements’. And it is a legitimate fear, not least because there is a sordid history of forced/covert sterilizations carried out on those deemed ‘undesirable’ or ‘surplus to requirements’, which reflects the concerns of eugenicists who have operated at the highest levels of policy making. From early 20th century ‘philanthropists’ and the Nazis to the nascent genetics movement and rich elites, by one means or another ridding the planet of the great unwanted masses has always been fairly high on the ‘to do’ list (see this informative piece)

Millionaire US media baron Ted Turner believes a global population of two billion would be ideal, and billionaire Bill Gates has pledged hundreds of millions of dollars to improve access to contraception in the Global South.

Gates has also purchased shares in Monsanto valued at more than $23 million at the time of purchase. His agenda is to help Monsanto get their genetically modified organisms (GMOs) into Africa on a grand scale. In 2001, Monsanto and Du Pont bought a small biotech company called Epicyte that had created a gene that basically makes the male sperm sterile and the female egg unreceptive.

Bill Gates’ father has long been involved with Planned Parenthood:

“When I was growing up, my parents were always involved in various volunteer things. My dad was head of Planned Parenthood. And it was very controversial to be involved with that.”

The above quotation comes from a 2003 interview with Bill Gates.

Planned Parenthood was founded on the concept that most human beings are reckless breeders. Gates senior is co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and a guiding light behind the vision and direction of the Gates Foundation, which is heavily focused on promoting GMOs in Africa via its financing of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA).

The Gates Foundation has given at least $264.5 million to AGRA. According to a report published by La Via Campesina in 2010, 70 percent of AGRA’s grantees in Kenya work directly with Monsanto and nearly 80 percent of the Gates Foundation funding is devoted to biotechnology. The report also explains that the Gates Foundation has pledged $880 million to create the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP), which is a heavy promoter of GMOs.

The issue of genetic engineering cannot be fully understood without looking at the global spread of US power. The oil-rich Rockefeller dynasty helped promote the ‘green revolution’, which allowed the US to colonise indigenous agriculture across large parts of the planet. By projecting power through the WTO, IMF and World Bank, Washington has been able to make food and agriculture central to its geopolitical strategy of securing global dominance.

As with the control of food and agriculture, the US also regards depopulation as a potential geo-strategic tool (see this) in the quest for control of global resources. What better way to achieve this via a (GM) tampered-with food system that US agribusiness has increasingly come to dominate?

What better way to achieve this than with ‘spermicidal corn’ for example? In Mexico, there is concern about biopharmaceutical corn. Some years ago, Silvia Ribeiro, of the ETC organization, stated:

“The potential of spermicidal corn as a biological weapon is outrageous, since it easily interbreeds with other varieties, is capable of going undetected and could lodge itself at the very core of indigenous and farming cultures. We have witnessed the execution of repeated sterilization campaigns performed against indigenous communities. This method is certainly much more difficult to trace.”

While most of the literature on GMOs is concerned with the impacts of crops that have been genetically modified to deal with pests or herbicide spraying, there are very worrying trends regarding plants being genetically modified to contain industrial pharmaceuticals or possess possible contraceptive traits.

The world’s problems are not being caused by overpopulation, as Turner states, but by greed and a system of ownership and global power relations that ensures wealth flows from bottom to top. The issue at hand should not be about stopping population growth in its tracks but about changing a socially divisive global economic system and the unsustainable depletion of natural resources.

Millionaires like Ted Turner believe it should be a case of carry on consuming regardless, as long as the population is cut. This is the ideology of the rich who regard the rest of humanity as a problem to be ‘dealt with.’ He says there are ”too many people using too much stuff.” He couldn’t be more wrong. For instance, developing nations account for more than 80 percent of world population, but consume only about one third of the world’s energy. US citizens constitute 5 percent of the world’s population but consume 24 percent of the world’s energy.

We should be weary of a politically and militarily well-connected biotech sector which has ownership of technology that allows for the genetic engineering of food and a gene that could be used (or already is) for involuntary sterilization. From covert vaccination campaigns to germ warfare and geo-engineering, sections of the population around the world have too often been sprayed on, injected or exposed to harmful processes to induce sterility, infertility or to merely see the outcome of exposures to radiation, bacteria or some virus. It is for good reason some conflate GMOs and bio-terror.

Herbert Marcuse once summed up the problem facing us by saying that the capabilities — both intellectual and technological — of contemporary society are immeasurably greater than before. As a result, the scope of society’s domination over the individual is also immeasurably greater than ever before. That domination comes in increasingly sinister forms.