Sunday, 10 February 2008

THE MYTH OF NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY

By Robert Edwards

"Anyone who knows how difficult it is to keep a secret among three men - particularly if they are married - knows how absurd is the idea of a worldwide secret conspiracy consciously controlling all mankind by its financial power; in real, clear analysis". Oswald Mosley

Conspiracy theories are sometimes the product of a far too vivid imagination. It has been said that the poet and the paranoiac find connection where the logical mind finds none. But when the truth is thrust under one’s nose, the palpable stench of duplicity and corruption turns theory into reality very quickly. This is the case with that shadowy cabal known as the Bilderberg Group. You can talk of UFOs or even fairies at the bottom of the garden in justifiably sceptical terms ... but, believe me, the Bilderberg Group is very real.The Bilderberg Group’s first meeting took place at the Bilderberg Hotel in Oosterbeek, Holland, at the end of May 1954. Meeting annually, the group consists of bankers, industrialists and politicians, mainly from Europe and America. Included are representatives of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund ... as well as military leaders. Their debates are held in secret and are not reported in the world’s press. According to Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands who attended that first meeting, “The hotel was ringed by security guards, so that not a single journalist got within a mile of the place. The participants were pledged not to repeat publicly what was said in the discussions”. This is in total variance to the nature of the recent gathering of the G8 leaders in Edinburgh, where even public protests were accepted as legitimate activity. And the deliberations of the G8 leaders were reported openly and freely on a daily basis.The Bilderberg Group, on the other hand, is a supra-national “government” manipulating the global economy and establishing monetary rates around the world. It even selects the political leaders who it deems fit to rule and targets those that it wishes to be removed. Again, Prince Bernhard clarified the modus operandi of the group with, “It is difficult to re-educate people who have been brought up on nationalism to the idea of relinquishing part of their sovereignty to a supra-national body”. So why the secrecy when G8 meetings are voluntarily placed under the public spotlight to the point that they become a mere diversion from the Bilderberg heavy mob?This year, in May, the Bilderbergers met behind the fortified and heavily protected walls of the Dorint Sofitel Seehotel Überfahrt in Rottach-Egern, Munich in Bavaria. These venues vary from year to year.There was a blanket ban on reporting the event. This was made easy to apply through the presence of many newspaper proprietors and their editors from around the world, Bilderbergers to a man. These are the men who decide what you read and what you do not read. From the list of participants we have the editor of Le Figaro, the publisher of the Austrian Der Standard, the boss of Axel Springer AG, the chairman of the Washington Post Company, the deputy editor of Die Zeit, Norman Pearlstine of Time Inc, the editor of Newsweek International, the United States editor of The Economist, the senior correspondent of the International Herald Tribune and Martin Wolf of the Financial Times. Previously, Bilderberg Group meetings have been graced by the presence of Gerald Levin of Time Warner Inc and Norman Spector of the Jerusalem PostThe May meeting in Rottach-Egern was too uncomfortably close to the G8 meeting in June but its significance is far greater than the G8 agenda of tackling poverty in Africa. It is greater insofar that matters to do with imposing a worldwide UN taxation on all people living on this planet were discussed once again. Five years ago, this controversial proposition was on the agenda then but was proven to present a problem when coming to universal acceptance. Nevertheless, here it is again, and if enacted would set a dangerous precedent because the United Nations is a non-government agency (NGA) and part of the new Global Ethic. For the first time it would circumvent national governments on imposing taxation and make a mockery of ideas concerning national sovereignty or independence, which hardly exist even without such an imposition.The world’s moneybags were there ... all the names that evoke all that is implied by the term “high finance”. Goldman Sachs International has a permanent seat at these gatherings, along with the vice-chairman of Rothschild Europe, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Global Investment Holdings, Henry Kissinger (the elder statesman of the Bilderbergers) chairman of Kissinger Associates Inc, the chairman of Nokia Corporation, David Rockefeller of JP Morgan International Council and Judith Rodin of the Rockefeller Foundation. From around the world we had the chairman of ThyssenKrupp AG, the president of Siemens AG, the governor of the European Central Bank ... and to top it all with the cherry on the icing, former president of the World Bank, James Wolfensohn, alongside the present incumbent, the former war-monger, Paul Wolfowitz. You could say the proverbial wolves got through the door as opposed to being kept away.A political group within the meeting is particularly influential, best described as the neo-conservatives who had been the driving force behind recent illegal wars. This sub-group includes, of course, the current president of the World Bank, Paul Wolfowitz. All the forces of globalism, the new economics of world domination, were out in force in Rottach-Egern for one purpose ... to decide on how the nations of the world will conform to a one-world culture based on guidelines dictated by Washington and Wall Street, New York. Any deviation from these edicts will not be tolerated and the necessary pressure applied, including the threat of war.Most of all, the very existence of this elitist club of very powerful men really does shatter the myth of national sovereignty that certain groups of narrow nationalists believe can exist if, for example, we simply withdraw from the European Union. UKIP and other Euro-sceptics fully embrace the concept of the global free market with scant idea of the predatory nature of those who manipulate the markets and can create pools of mass unemployment at the nod of a head. Their idea of sovereignty simply throws Britain to the wolves of what used to be referred to as international finance but has since evolved into a sinister form of American financial imperialism claiming the entire world as its personal fiefdom. Oswald Mosley warned of the predatory nature of world international competition throughout his political life. He said that countries needed to protect themselves by creating self-sufficient units otherwise unemployment was inevitable as financiers engaged one country against another, each attempting an advantage over the others. Those that did better than others in this system were the ones that kept wages down in order to compete successfully and make a profit. This global system could simply shift industries around the world to where the cheapest labour can be found. It recognises neither national frontiers nor any concept of sovereignty. The entire world belongs to money ... as in the song, “money makes the world go around”. Or should we say, money makes the world dance to its tune?The Bilderbergers represent all that is powerful and influential in the capitalist West, brought together on a regular basis in order to exercise their clout regardless of elected governments and regardless of Twentieth Century notions of national self-determination. Forget Brussels and those irritating bureaucrats who draw up rules on fishing quotas or the vital statistics of a banana. They can be sorted out through reform of the European Parliament. Look beyond all that and truly worry about the issues that affect the entire globe. There you will find the reality of world power, self-serving and without any restraints whatsoever. To those who think that the call for withdrawal from the European Union would preserve some ill-conceived sovereignty that Britain and other nations in the world feel is threatened solely by the EU ... then look at who manipulates the money markets, who lays down the conditions for borrowing from the World Bank and who meets annually to decide the future of the globe.

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