I have made the case many times that there is a consortium using government and the media to consolidate ownership of the world’s factors of production. That initiative is focused on land labor and capital. Taking over and controlling the financial markets, mainly equities, is the least obvious but the easiest to explain. Here is the explanation.
History is full of attempts to take over the world. At any given time, some person or group has been or is making the attempt. This is the nature of the quest for power which obsesses a few but determined individuals.
Below is a list of such attempts. Engaging in imperialism may not appear as as an attempt to take over the world and its resources. Imperialism is basically the same as a massive attempt but opportunities are lacking so piecemeal opportunities are undertaken. Imperialist ventures are included in the list. The list is long. You may just want to scan through it enough to realize that attempts to take over the world have been present in every time period. Is there any reason why there would not be such an effort going on at this very moment? I cannot think of a reason personally but if there is a reason why it ain’t so, I would sincerely like to know what it is.
Historically, the military has been used but that has given way to a more effective technique. Using financial markets to gain control of the capital markets is much more efficient. Whole populations can be enslaved without a shot being fired. Virtually no one even realizes what is happening. People have their minds on other things. There is almost no push back at all. Using power and money to control all governments around the world gains everything acquiring whole countries do through war. Acquiring land and labor and capital that way is mostly non violent.
In the past, entire countries have sought to take over all others. In today’s world citizens of various countries imagine that they control governments in the countries in which they live. Actually, all governments today are controlled by a group I call the Richest 100. That is not meant to be a precise number. It is simply that money and political power is what determines political outcomes. These folks are the source of essence of virtually all politicians in all countries. Those who don’t accept their money and go their own war are easy enough to replace.
The stock market is not insanely moving high because mom and pop are buying more stocks to put in their IRAs. Stocks are not being bought so as to turn a trading profit. As it is 10 percent of Americans own 85 percent of all stocks.
These are the tools being used.
Central Banks: Federal Reserve appointments go the best politicians among economists. No Federal Reserve Chairman is appointed unless he is certain to carry out a president’s and his party’s agenda. There is no way mountains of debt turned into unearned money is ever going to cause economic growth. What it does and all it ever does is preserve and abet existing institutions and funnel wealth and assets from the bottom of the economy to the top. They know these things. Anyone smart enough to acquire the credentials these folks have knows what they are accomplishing.
Stock Buybacks: Stock buybacks accomplish two things. They contribute greatly towards the goal of concentrating ownership of equities at the top. Buybacks also provide the fastest way those inside the corporation can make the most money in the shortest period of time.
High Frequency Trading Firms: High frequency trading firms are allowed to operate provided they assist in elevating stock prices. They know of every trade placed with every broker. They profit by sabotaging the trades of all sort term investors.
Retail Brokers: In any immediate time frame, retail brokers benefit from high frequency trading firms exploiting their customers. So they are on board. Any retail broker could allow customers to enter stop orders held within the firm and then immediately place the trades when a price level is hit. They choose not to do that because the high frequency trading firms generate commissions for them.
President of the United States: Any president benefits from a bull market, especially when the economy is tanking, Any president will support affirmative stock market action.
Congress: Congress is owned by the 100 or so richest people on the planet. Often Democrats and Republicans mysteriously get on the same page and pass a bill at least half of them would normally oppose. Any lawmaker who votes against one of these bills will be targeted and helped out of office. The 100 or so richest provide the essence for most politicians in Washington. Who is going to betray those who provide their essence.
The Media: All of the major news outlets are owned by the 100 or so richest, or at least controlled by them. All news is agenda driven. Very little news that could be deemed negative for the stock market ever makes it to the eyes and ears of the public.
Big Tech and Social Media: Big tech firms, especially the FANGs as much as serve as government agencies, corrupt ones. All have government contracts. They practice agenda driven censorship. As far as I can see, so far only the truth is being censored.
I can add more to this list, but it is getting too long already.
Who has any facts? Well, I do. What is unique about the present moment is that no one has a single fact as to what people are doing exactly right now or even for a period covering a few days. Then who hears the truth about anything? So, what facts are available to me that others don’t have? The word is incentives. There is only one incentive in the aggregate. That one is self interest. The incentive to serve is assumed but in public life, that incentive is only imaginary. The incentive to serve is relevant on a personal level but in the aggregate it never applies. All one need to know to discern what individual and institutions are doing is to focus on what is in their self interest to do. Do they have and counter incentives that would prevent them from following their self interest? In the absence of counter incentives it is safe to assume others are doing what is best for them personally.
Attempting to take over the world is an ongoing constant effort. Look at the list. Try and find long periods when such an effort has been present. Each effort has always used the most advanced tools available at time. Ships, guns, bombs and missiles and such have in the past been the best tools. Today, using the financial markets provides a more efficient, less expensive, less risky approach. War is still used and that may come into play
Using the financial markets is also preferred because that way all infrastructure can stay in tact. The goal is not to destroy people and things. The goal is to control and use others for their own purpose. Romans did this for centuries. So, the consortium trying to take over the world prefers non-violence but coercion for sure. No one wants you dead. The idea is to make you and your kind more useful as consumers and maintain low wages for their benefit.
What I am writing here will never be used for making economic or political policy. Regardless, ordinary citizens must make decision with respect to what is going on in the world because it effects their lives.
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