Monthly Archives: July 2013
Here is the formal statement I gave to Federal Police on 16 June 2012:
On a trip to visit family in Seoul in April, I was approached by a man and a woman who claimed to be North Korean defectors. They presented me with a DVD that recently came into their possession and asked me to translate it. They also asked me to post the completed film on the Internet so that it could reach a worldwide audience. I believed what I was told and an agreement was made to protect their identities (and mine).
Despite my concerns about what I was viewing when I returned home, I proceeded to translate and post the film on You Tube because of the film’s extraordinary content. I have now made public my belief that this film was never intended for a domestic audience in the DPRK. Instead, I believe that these people, who presented themselves as ‘defectors’ specifically targeted me because of my reputation as a translator and interpreter.
Furthermore, I now believe these people work for the DPRK. The fact that I have continued to translate and post the film in spite of this belief does not make me complicit in their intention to spread their ideology. I chose to keep posting this film because – regardless of who made it – I believe people should see it because of the issues it raises and I stand by my right to post it for people to share and discuss freely with each other.
I have translated this film, laid in the English voice over and subtitles, and on legal advice have blurred the identity of the presenter and/or blacked out certain elements.
6:54 Creating Ideas & Illusions
25:00 Beware the 1%
28:10 Emulating Psychosis
31:21 Rewriting History
41:15 The Birth of Propaganda
45:49 Cover Ups and Omissions
1:01:50 International Diplomacy
1:14:36 The Cult of Celebrity
1:35:00 The Revolution Starts Now
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By LIANNA BRINDED on July 18, 2013
Greece is set to lose another 195,000 private sector jobs as the government’s strict austerity measures will cause thousands of businesses to close.
According to the Institute of Small Enterprises of the Hellenic Confederation of Professionals, Craftsmen and Merchants (IME/GSEVEE) report, the number of businesses shutting down amid the ongoing sovereign debt crisis will outpace the number of those opening up.
The group’s general secretary Nikos Skorinis expects 195,000 jobs will be lost by the end of year as a result of businesses closing down.
Meanwhile, the report said that many businesses will be forced to trade during the ‘holiday months’ as they cannot afford to close.
Some 65% of business owners said that they would not be taking a holiday while 16% said they would reduce the duration of their time-off.
“We realise that because of the worsening crisis, the continuous decrease in sales and the increase in costs, we will see drastic repercussions this summer,” said Dimitris Bibas, a researcher for IME/GSEVEE.
“Business owners will not be able to go on vacation because of personal financial reasons, but also so that they can try to make up for the drop in turnover.”
Greece on the Brink
Greece has continually been teetering on the brink of collapse since the onset of the sovereign debt crisis in 2010.
It has so far secured €240bn (£207bn, $314bn) in bailout cash from its international lenders but in return it has had to axe thousands of public sector jobs, cut public spending and ramp up taxes to meet its rescue package conditions.
According to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT), the retail industry continues to suffer as the benchmark trade index fell 5.7% in the first quarter of this year.
Unemployment rates are the highest in Europe and over 60% of the country’s youth are jobless.
Elsewhere, Greece’s two-party coalition scraped through a vote in parliament to axe or transfer 25,000 public sector workers amid mass protests against austerity measures.
Out of 293 lawmakers present, 153 voted just after midnight to sack thousands more public sector workers.
IBTimes Η Ελλάδα θα χάσει άλλες 195.000 θέσεις εργασίας ιδιωτικού τομέα, καθώς τα αυστηρά νεα μέτρα της κυβέρνησης θα προκαλέσουν κλείσιμο χιλιάδων επιχειρήσεων.
Σύμφωνα με έκθεση του Ινστιτούτου Μικρών Επιχειρήσεων της Γενικής ΣυνομοσπονδίαςΕπαγγελματιών, Βιοτεχνών και Εμπόρων Ελλάδας (ΙΜΕ / ΓΣΕΒΕΕ), ο αριθμός των επιχειρήσεων που κλείνουν εν μέσω της συνεχιζόμενης κρίσης χρέους θα ξεπεράσει τον αριθμόαυτών που θα ανοίγουν
Εν τω μεταξύ, η έκθεση ανέφερε ότι πολλές επιχειρήσεις θα αναγκαστούν να συναλλάσονταικατά τη διάρκεια των «μηνών των διακοπών», δεδομένου ότι δεν μπορούν να αντέξουν οικονομικά να κλείσουν. Περίπου το 65% των ιδιοκτητών των επιχειρήσεων δήλωσε ότι δεν θα πάει διακοπές, ενώ το 16%δήλωσε ότι θα μειώσει τη διάρκεια του χρόνου που θα απουσιάζει.«Αντιλαμβανόμαστε ότι, λόγω της επιδείνωσης της κρίσης, της συνεχούς μείωσης των πωλήσεωνκαι της αύξηση του κόστους, ότι θα δούμε ότι σοβαρές επιπτώσεις αυτό το καλοκαίρι”, δήλωσε ο Δημήτρης Μπίμπας, ένας ερευνητής στο ΙΜΕ / ΓΣΕΒΕΕ.
“Οι ιδιοκτήτες επιχείρησης δεν θα είναι σε θέση να πάνε για διακοπές, λόγω προσωπικών οικονομικών λόγων, αλλά και για να μπορέσουν να προσπαθήσουν να κάνουν κάτι για τηνπτώση του τζίρου.”
Among the Member States, the lowest unemployment rates were recorded in Austria (4.7 %), Germany (5.3 %) and Luxembourg (5.7 %), and the highest rates in Greece ( 27,4%) and Spain (26.9 %) in March 2013).
“Troika bailout conditions are undermining human rights,” warns UN expert on debt and human rights
GENEVA (1 May 2013) – The prospects of a significant number of Greeks securing an adequate standard of living in line with international human rights standards have been compromised by bailout conditions imposed by Greece’s international lenders, United Nations Independent Expert on foreign debt and human rights, Cephas Lumina, warned.
“More than ten per cent of the population in Greece now lives in extreme poverty, and unemployment amongst youth has reached an unprecedented rate of 59.3 per cent,” the human rights expert said.
He was speaking at the end of a week-long mission to Greece to assess the impact of the country’s economic crisis and austerity measures on the capacity of the Government to realize all human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights.
In order to avoid default, Greece agreed in 2010 with the European Commission, the European Central Bank, and the International Monetary Fund to implement radical cuts in Government expenditure in return for a bailout loan. It also adopted a structural reform programme aimed at reducing the country’s fiscal deficit and returning the economy to growth. The Greek economy has, however, shrunk by about 25 per cent and continues in recession.
“Greece remains the only country in the Eurozone where a comprehensive social assistance scheme serving as a social safety net of last resort is missing,” Mr. Lumina said.
The austerity programme, in his view, was being implemented in the context of a social protection system ill-equipped to absorb the shock of unemployment, salary cuts and tax increases.
The Independent Expert warned that the public health system was increasingly inaccessible, in particular for poor citizens and marginalized groups. “Nearly one third of the Greek population is without public health insurance, mainly due to prolonged unemployment,” he added.
The only option for increasing numbers of Greeks was health care provided by community clinics, free of charge. “Run by volunteers, the clinics are a laudable expression of solidarity within the Greek society,” Mr. Lumina said. “However,” he added, “it is a primary obligation of the State to ensure access to basic health care for all without any discrimination.”
The expert said privatization should be undertaken cautiously and with sensitivity to the rights of the population, noting that utilities which provide essential public services such as water and energy are among the businesses targeted for privatization to reduce the public debt. “The privatization will likely entail further increases of user fees for the basic services,” he said.
Mr. Lumina also expressed concern at the significant increase in attacks on foreigners by extremist groups. “It appears that the economic crisis has magnified a problem that has existed for several years,” he noted.
The authorities needed to send a strong message that such criminal acts would not be tolerated, by strengthening the legal and institutional framework for combating them, he said.
Mr. Lumina welcomed the establishment of 70 anti-racist police units and the appointment of a Special Prosecutor responsible for the investigation of racist crimes “as an important step to combat such incidents”.
He urged the Greek Government and its creditors to adopt a human rights-based approach to designing and implementing economic reform. “These policies must be consistent with the obligations for the promotion of human rights that the country has assumed through ratification of core international human rights instruments,” he said.
“Development cannot be sustainable if human rights are not sufficiently taken into account. Ensuring the full participation of all segments of society in decision-making processes, enhancing efforts to reduce inequality, and respecting, promoting and protecting all human rights are critical to sustainable development,” he concluded.
During his first visit to Greece from 22-26 April 2013, the expert met with senior Government officials, including representatives of various Ministries and members of Parliament. He also held meetings with representatives of international organizations, national human rights bodies and civil society, as well as persons affected by the economic crisis.
His final findings and his recommendations will be presented in a comprehensive report to the UN Human Rights Council in March 2014.
Cephas Lumina is an Advocate of the High Court for Zambia and an Extra-Ordinary Professor of Human Rights Law at the University of Pretoria. He has extensive experience in human rights and holds a PhD in international human rights from Griffith University. He was appointed Independent Expert on the effects of foreign debt and other related international financial obligations of States on the full enjoyment of all human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights by the United Nations Human Rights Council in 2008. He is independent from any government or organization and serves in his individual capacity. The mandate covers all countries. Learn more, log on to: http://www2.ohchr.org/english/issues/development/debt/index.htm
(*) Read the full end-of mission statement by the Independent Expert: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=13272&LangID=E
UN Human Rights, Country Page – Greece: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Countries/ENACARegion/Pages/GRIndex.aspx
Read the Independent Expert’s statement on Greece (June 2011): “Keep in mind the people’s basic human rights” – http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=11195&LangID=E
Nobody has taken responsibility for the disastrous errors made by the EU-IMF Troika in Greece, where youth unemployment has just reached 58.3pc.
Nobody has resigned, or missed a day’s pay, or faced any kind of censure from an elected body, despite the withering indictment just issued by the IMF.
Worse yet, the basic conceptual policy errors that led to this tragic episode have not been fully corrected.
With a little trimming here and there, the eurozone is sticking to the same mix of self-defeating contractionary policies that have tipped the region back into a double-dip recession, with seven quarters in a row of falling GDP, soaring unemployment, and an ever starker divergence with the United States.
Just to recap what our man Bruno Waterfield reported from Brussels, the IMF’s mea culpa admits that the Troika sacrificed Greece to save the euro.
It completely misjudged the ferocity of the downward spiral caused by austerity a l’outrance, and then blamed the victim by pretending that Greece was failing to comply with the terms.
The Troika recoiled from the standard IMF policy of debt restructuring for Greece in 2010 because it was “politically difficult” for countries (France? Germany?) whose banks held Greek bonds.
The report said the terms of the rescue violated three of the IMF’s four key rules for lending to insolvent countries, no small matter given that it was the biggest loan the Fund has ever made in proportion to a member’s quota, and given that staff were “unable to vouch that public debt was sustainable”.
It admitted that the 2010 package was a “holding operation” that “gave the euro area time to build a firewall to protect other vulnerable members and averted potentially severe effects on the global economy”.
The European Commission defended itself yesterday, saying a debt restructuring in 2010 would have caused havoc in the bond markets and virulent contagion. This is true, but what kind of a defence is that?
Yes, everybody feared a chain-reaction of sovereign defaults reaching Italy and Spain, but this was entirely because the ECB was recklessly refusing to carry out its responsibility as a lender of last resort, the ultimate purpose of any central bank. In doing so, it was endangering the entire global financial system.
You can trace this paralysis to Maastricht and the nature of the ECB mandate, but as the Draghi (OMT) backstop for Italy and Spain has since demonstrated, what it really showed was that a lot of ECB governors were out of their depth, or pursuing naked national agendas, or both, and hiding behind what are in reality very elastic treaty clauses)
The IMF makes it crystal clear that the EU institutions and the leaders of EMU countries (still refusing to face up to the implications of EMU, or admit to their own voters that monetary union costs real money) were the chief villains in this saga.
What we see is a near perfect exhibit of what is wrong with the European Project. There is no mechanism of accountability. The buck stops nowhere.
I don’t wish to pick on Economics Commissioner Olli Rehn, although one’s patience runs out after listening to the Commission’s retort that the IMF is “plainly wrong”.
Mr Rehn is a decent man, with an impossible task, carrying responsibility without power. The politicians of the northern EMU states and the ECB are chiefly to blame.
I wrote at the time that Germany’s Wolfgang Schauble crossed a line by threatening to eject Greece from the euro and persistently vilifying the Greeks for failure to comply, when the essential failure was the policy itself. Greece kept missing deficit targets because the economy was collapsing, causing tax revenues to shrink.
Yet Mr Rehn is the titular official in charge. The Troika is “his” baby. If he were the finance minister of a democratic state he would surely have to resign after such blistering demolition of his tenure.
The fact that nobody ever resigns for botched policies in the EU system (Pace, the Santer Commission: the exception that proves the rule) should not deter Mr Rehn from falling on his sword from a high sense of honour. Such a gesture would clear the air, and mark a recognition that the policy formulae of EMU must be swept away to allow for recovery.
His director-general of economic and monetary affairs, Marco Butti, has admitted that the fiscal multiplier is higher than normal in a countries during a region-wide slump where the financial system has partially broken down and interest rates are near zero, and therefore that fiscal tightening does more economic damage.
But he admits it only in hindsight. The Commission now argues that the return to calm after the Draghi `Put’ has lowered the multiplier again, so there is no real need to change policy (other than letting the fiscal stabilizers do their work, avoiding the mistake of yet further tightening to chase missed deficit targets)
If no such resignation comes from Commissioner Rehn, we know the Rehn of Terror will go on. The regime will persist in destructive folly, adding 100,000 people to the jobless rolls each month.
Just a reminder of the scale of error, which I wrote about in this blog last year.
The Troika originally said that Greece’ economy would contract by 2.6pc in 2010 under the austerity regime, before recovering with growth of 1.1pc in 2011, and 2.1pc in 2012.
In fact, Greek GDP remained in an unbroken free-fall. It did not grow in either year. It contracted a further 7.1pc in 2011, 6.4pc in 2012.
Roughly speaking, the Troika misjudged the scale of economic decline over three years by 12pc of GDP. The total decline will be around 25pc, surely a Great Depression.
Don’t tell it was hard to foresee. The Greek Labour Institute and the think tank IOVE produced very accurate forecasts. The truth is that the Troika’s ideology of “expansionary fiscal contraction” is bunk, and doubly dangerous when compounded by tight money.
Like the Spartans, Thebans, and Thespians at the Pass of Thermopylae, the Greeks were sacrificed to buy time for the alliance.
Instead of applause, they were then vilified for their heroic efforts by ill-informed and self-interested Dutch, Finnish, Austrian, and German politicians. A squalid episode.
WE DEMAND PUNISHMENT NOT RESIGNATION !
Power-mad bird (Merkel) sticking close to top guy (Stasi agent Osten)
The picture above was taken in 1986. It depicts an outing to the Baltic Island of Rugen by members of the DDR version of The Hitler Youth: the FDJ – or in full,DDR-Jugendverbandes. The top Alpha-male at this gathering was Hans-Jörg Osten. And you’ll never guess who’s perched right next to him. Just as, after the collapse of the USSR, a mere ten years later, little Geli Merkel was perched equally close to the ample buttocks of Chancellor Helmut Kohl….whom she later shafted to take over the CDU leadership.
Very few close observers now doubt that Merkel’s father (the only man on record who defected from West to East Germany) was a Stasi social spy and part-time organiser. Nor do they have many doubts any more that the current German Chancellor Angela Merkel was an active Gruppenfüherin in the FDJ.
What most Germans don’t know, however, is that Hans-Jörg Osten was her Professor and close confidante at the Academy of Sciences where she was a student. And what they only found out yesterday is that Osten was a paid agent of the Stasi – with documentary evidence from the files to prove it.
In the files (extracted left) her physics professor and fellow FDJ bigwig is unmasked as a spy using the cover name ‘Einstein’.
Today, Hans-Jörg Osten is 56 years old, and a professor at the Leibniz University of Hanover.
The documents go on to say that he was recruited ‘on the basis of the political-ideological cooperation…in his operating activities, he is mainly useful on defence issues, and for the development of people working files. He was always a very reliable worker.’ The ‘defence issues’ thing is a reference to time spent by Osten working in the US. During this period, he was a Stasi spy.
Contemporaries suggest that Merkel had “an unusually close” relationship with her married Professor. Indeed, this tendency of unsere geliebte Geli to stick like a limpet to the big mines before disarming them has been recorded several times before at The Slog.
I will repeat what I have written umpteen times now: I have no bitch with the German people, only with the former spook/former DDR control freak between them undermining the Bundesrepublik constitution…and conning the German electorate into believing that Berlin will, under their tutelage, promote fiscal responsibility, democracy and a great future in the Eurozone.
Wolfgang Schäuble has already been shafted once by his boss. But as a former Minister of the Interior, he knows where all the bodies are buried. That’s why he’s in the position he is now, and why Geli is not about to fire Dr Strangelove come what may: he knows all about her former enthusiasm for Stalinism.
But those who think European liberty and democracy are safe in the hands of these two twisted gargoyles need a blunt reality check. I hope this piece acts as one.
This text was born one early and very hot summer morning in 2013 in Piraeus and it was inspired by a few simple lines expressed by my friend Sergio Tettucci, in a talk that we had a few years earlier. His love to life and his spirit of beauty, joy and happiness and his deep love to Greece, came to my mind that morning in Aigina. He passed away last year and I am therefore re-posting this text, in his memory and to his daughter and my friend Eufrosini.
Have a great and beautiful journey brother Sergio… BOOM! _______________________________________________________________
An early morning in Paradise
It is a very early morning at Themistocles Avenue in the coast line of Piraeus and the sun is rising. I look out over the Saronic Gulf, and I see Aigina very clearly on the other side. Poseidon has blown away the slightest tinge of mist in the morning hours, so the island appear much brighter and clearer than usual. I jump down into my neigbours little boat that I have borrowed for the day, I start the engine and head out across the glassy turquoise-blue “pool”. Maria, newly awake, is waving from the rooftop terrace at home, where she stands dazed with her sweetest morning smile on her face and a big cup in her hand. It’s probably the mountain green tea from Pillion, the mountain of the ‘centaurs’ behind the city of Volos. She had picked it herself a couple of weeks ago when we visited her family.
I am steering towards the island of Aigina, which is about 40 minutes from Piraeus. The dolphins, 4 of them, stir up ripples on the glassy surface with their games right next to me. We keep each other company for a while and we play until I turn into a little cove at Aigina’s northwest coast and they continue towards Epidauros at the shores of Peloponessos across the gulf. The clock shows 06:20, the sun is shining on a cloudless sky, and it’s already 24 degrees. It will be a very hot day, I am thinking.
After I have tied the boat by the cliffs in the little lagoon, I gather up some dry twigs and make up a small fire right at the edge of the water on the cliffs. The small cast iron pan in the boat suffice just fine for my two eggs that I crack down in the pan with a few drops of olive oil in… Next to it I put a small coffee pot, a ‘briki’. Enough for a little cup of ‘Greek coffee’.
My good friend Sergio, the Italian ‘life-drunk’ man from Tuscany, came to my mind and I remember one conversation I had with him once. In February or March of 2010, we were sitting one very hot afternoon in the shade under the coconut-palmes in my little Greek Souvlaki Grill in Agonda Beach in India drinking Feni, and he said:
“Kosmo…”, as he calls me, “… Imagine standing in Pireus, by the Saronic Gulf, an early summer morning, about five thirty or six in the morning. The turquoise sea is calm and the surface is still like a mirror and you start the little engine in your little boat and you steer out over this mirror. The misty, pink skies of the sunrise turn into light blue and when you come to Aigina,… there by the golden yellow cliffs you make a fire, you put your pan on the fire and you break two eggs into it”… He stopped, he looked at me and smiled with all his face, most of all his eyes. Then he continued: “Ma Kosmo,… you see only in “hell”, in the dark, cloudy shades where death and depression live, the human needs lobster. In paradise, in the sun, in the light, in the warmth, there where love and beauty lives, it’s enough with 2 fried eggs and a coffee” and then he smiled widely and stroke me tenderly on my chin like a brother.
Remembering Sergio’s words this morning I enjoyed the best two fried eggs ever and the most delicious coffee.
The clock is still not even 7 and I light a small joint of some good Kalamata weed and I close my eyes and salute the life I live. This is life in its absolute greatness, and Sergio’s words echoes in my head this particularly blessed morning. “When Man is in paradise, he truly need nothing more than two fried eggs in a pan over the fire at the Saronic Gulf”. It’s really exactly like that. It is when Man is in hell that he needs Kobe steaks, Fourchu lobsters, Krug 1928 champagne and Petrossian caviar, in his sad efforts to compensate for the spiritual void and the stressful “rat race” he otherwise try to call life.
I close my eyes for a while and my thoughts wonder… I repeat with a low voice: “Don’t fill your life with days, fill your days with life”, my old quote that was the slogan i made my torch during the first decade of this millennium.
My mind continue:
To ‘live’ burdened and dictated under consumerism, greed and egoism, merely like a frightened and subdued observer of real life, nurtures and gives strength to the ugliest demons and leads to the worst kind of death. The death that occurs in the soul long before the actual physical death. This pandemic spiritual virus, is well spread in central and northern Europe and now also southern Europe is under attack by powerful, scared people with ugly, dry and tormented souls. Nowhere else does the seeds of emotional death and spiritual destruction grow as efficiently as in the spiritual deserts of an abused and tortured human soul. A human that is left unseen and unloved is pushed to spiritual death.
I have noticed over my 53 years in this world that simplicity is the actual wealth of nature and it is never ever determined by material wealth or pseudo-educations. It is imprinted in our spirit from the very beginning and therefore naturally beautiful and in that sphere, in this simplicity, rests also the human being’s most noble traits. These noble traits are best detected in the desire to want to find God’s smile where it is,.. and NOT where we want it to be. This means to be able to in oneself find the tranquility and the humility needed to carefully listen, to understand and to submit to nature and to the universal “laws” and principles, thus surf on the smile of God instead of lost, looking for it where it DOESN’T exist.
The true nobility of the human soul is never pretentious, arrogant and selfish. It can not be ‘constructed’ by an apparent fear of death, which is nothing else than the fear of living. True nobility of the human soul, can only be a natural part of you, or it simply is not there. It cannot be caught, chained, trained or redirected anywhere by anyone. The western human being is detached from true joy and therefore from eachother, because of self-betrayal, fake and superficial happiness directed by a ludicrous entertainment industry and a hideous ‘lick upwards and kick downwards’ subservient behaviour. They are trying to experience joy where God weeps, in other words!
The western human being acutely need to procure for himself the desire to create a life that he don’t need to escape from. Imagine an existence that is not dictated by the desire to have but by the desire to be and imagine how little you really need, then,.. then when you no longer need a vacation from your ‘prison’ in order to get a glimpse of real life.
I open my eyes and I feel a euphoric sharpness from the remarkable beauty of this day and I decide that it is enough with this mornings philosophic reflections. I send a loving thought to Sergio and his beautiful daughter Eufrosini and I prepare for Marias arrival soon.
Maria is coming with the ferry soon!
The oxygen tube is filled in the boat and the harpoon in order. I’ll get the lunch in a while. The lunch, three Pandora fishes that I pick up from the reef after some half an hour of searching, ‘breaded’ in salt, filled with parsley, fresh oregano, garlic, olive oil and then a few minutes on each side on the grill. An aubergine, cut into the shape of a sun-feather also grilled and a bottle of ice cold, white fresh wine from Maria’s brother’s grapes in Crete. This simple but outstandingly delicious meal reminds me and my beloved that humans really don’t need much at all to be genuinely happy when one is in paradise, both emotionally and geographically.
As Sergio had put it, only in hell the human being is, in every way, always seeking to forget and push aside the truth about where he really is. Instead of closing their eyes to it, people should try to see the obvious. See with the eyes of the soul, like Sergio expressed so well. I mean, because otherwise you are just looking without seeing. Paradise and Hell are not physical places, but states of mind and ‘places’ in our emotional and spiritual life, in our soul. But it is also a truth that some geographic locations and some human ‘idea-worlds’, ‘habits’ and ‘human climate’, highly tease the paradise in us to express itself… and other geographical locations and its human, ‘idea-worlds’ and ‘human climate’ elicits hell in us and around us.
“To pour water on the ground is not necessarily benefiting life and growth if the ground and the water is toxic. The same goes for the human soul.” (quote by my father Christos Loumakis)
In the Judeo-centered, religious doctrine, whether it’s expressed through Judaism, Christianity or Islam, Man seek God outside his own being, but in Hellenism man seek God within his own being. The first doctrine requires naive belief, submission, non-critical thinking, conformity, self-denial and limitation of the genuine human expression and the other doctrine requires knowledge, wisdom, liberation, critical thinking, self-awareness, personal perception and “flow” between macrocosmos and microcosmos, between creation and the created.
THE FIRST DOCTRINE ‘SPEAKS OF‘ LOVE AND LIFE AND THE OTHER ONE ‘IS‘ LOVE AND LIFE.
Here, by the cliffs of Aigina, in the sight of God and in Maria’s arms, even death is nothing but a laughable wink…
“…For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun? And what is it to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?” – Kahlil Gibran
Last year, my beloved and me managed to make Aigina our home (2015).
En tidig morgon i paradiset
Det är tidig morgon vid Themistocleos-avenyn vid Pireus-kusten och solen har precis tittat fram. Jag tittar ut över Saroniska bukten och jag ser klart Salamina på andra sidan. Poseidon har under morgontimmarna blåst bort minsta tillstymmelse av dis, så Salamina syns mycket klarare än vanligt just idag. Jag sätter mig i min lilla båt, startar motorn, lägger ut och styr ut över den spegelblanka turkos-blåa ”poolen”. Maria vinkar från takterassen hemma, där hon står yrvaken med sitt ljuvaste morgonleende på läpparna och en kopp i handen,… förmodligen bergstéet från Pilio, ‘Kentaurernas’ berg vid Volos, som hon plockade själv för ett par veckor sedan när vi hälsade på svärföräldrarna. Jag styr emot ön Aigina som ligger ca 20 min från Pireus. Delfinerna, 7 stycken, möter upp och det krusar sig på den spegelblanka vattenytan av deras lek . Vi håller varandra sällskap och vi leker, tills jag svänger in i en liten vik vid Aiginas södra kust och de fortsätter emot Hydra. Det är mer en halv lagun än en vik egentligen. Klockan visar 06:18, solen skiner på en klarblå himmel och det är redan 25 grader i luften. Det blir nog en mycket het dag tänker jag.
När jag lagt till vid klipporna vid södra kusten av Aigina samlar jag ihop lite torra kvistar och gör upp en liten eld alldeles vid strandkanten. Den lilla gjutjärnspannan i båten räcker alldeles utmärkt för mina två ägg som jag knäcker ner i pannan med ett par droppar olivolja i… Bredvid ställer jag en liten kaffekastrull. En liten kopp ’Grekiskt kaffe’ som, vi som INTE lider av nationalistiskt öronskav, kallar Turkiskt, eftersom det är just vad det är.
Detta är livet i sin absoluta storhet och det slår mig att när hon befinner sig i paradiset, behöver människan egentligen inget annat än två stekta ägg i en panna över elden vid saroniska bukten. Det är när hon befinner sig i helvetet hon behöver oxfileér, hummrar, champagner och kaviar, för att försöka kompensera det själsliga tomrummet och den påfrestande och för den friska människan, ytterst onaturliga stressen i ”ekorrhjulet”. I paradiset räcker det dock med två ägg i en stekpanna vid klipporna och man kan känna hur man smeks varsamt av Athena över huden, man befinner sig ju i självaste livet. Att ‘leva’, d.v.s fylla dagarna med sysslor och handlingar som blott en rädd och kuvad, utomstående observatör av det verkliga livet,.. en som ibland tillåts ta “permis” från det själsliga fängelse hon annars kallar liv, ger tyvärr näring åt de fulaste demonerna och ger onödigt tillträde åt döden. Ingenstans gror fröna för onaturlig död och förintelse så effektivt och så självklart som i de förslavades, uttorkade, själsliga ökenlandskap.
“Fyll inte ditt liv med dagar, utan fyll dina dagar med liv”
Enkelhetens ädelhet är äkta och naturligt vacker och däri, i just enkelheten, ligger också det mänskliga väsendets ädlaste drag och dessa drag syns klarast i lusten att vilja finna Guds leende där det ÄR och inte där vi tvunget vill att det skall vara. Att förmå hitta ron att lyssna, förstå och underkasta sig naturens och universums “lagar” och principer, alltså surfa på Guds leende, istället för att envist plaska runt och leta efter det, där det INTE finns. Det verkligt ädla är aldrig tillgjort, inte tillfixat eller planerat och ‘byggt’ av någon, evigt otillfredsställd, stackars ’slav’ med självhävdelsebehov och med en hysteriskt, påtaglig rädsla för döden. Det verkligt ädla, kan bara upplevas eller missas, det kan inte fångas eller omdirigeras någonstans. Den, enkelhetens ädelhet, stammar från Guds egna njutning av livet, den är alltid där om vi låter den höras och synas och den lämnar ingen bitter eftersmak efter sig, som exempelvis majoriteten av Stockholm-servitrisernas obefogade, men uppenbarligen obligatoriska, snorkighet alltid gör. Den obligatoriskt, snorkiga uppsynen såväl som det plastiga, oäkta leendet är skit samma,.. bägge är lika frånskilda från livets sanna glädje och har sitt uppenbara ursprung i lögnens, låtsaslyckans och otillräcklighetens ‘bakgårdar’. Där Gud gråter alltså!
Globalisterna och deras tennsoldater, bör genast upphöra med att försöka globalisera alla de VÄRSTA yttringarna av mänsklighetens känlomässiga och själsliga principer och försöka strypa, förtala och smutskasta de BÄSTA!… Vill man i sanning rädda Europa och europén bör man Hellenisera det istället för att Germanisera det. Man måste förstå att NJUTA av livet istället för att endast GENOMLIDA det och ständigt söka dirigera det… Europén behöver akut förskaffa sig lusten att skapa sig ett liv som inte han behöver fly ifrån, då smärtan som återfärden till ‘fångenskapen’ ger, är mångfalt större än den temporära, förljugna glädje som flykten, exempelvis via en kort semester, ger. Semester från vad? Tänk istället ett liv du inte behöver ta semester ifrån,.. tänk dig en tillvaro som inte dikteras av habegär utan av varabegär och tänk dig vad lite du egentligen behöver då,.. då när du inte längre behöver semester från det du annars vant dig vid att kalla “liv”.
Snart kommer Maria med färjan!
Syrgastuberna ligger fyllda i båten och harpunen är urtrasslad och i ordning. Jag skall hämta maten om ett tag. Lunchen, fyra Pandorafiskar som jag hämtar upp från revet efter nån halvtimmes letande, skall saltpaneras, fyllas med persilja, oregano, vitlök, olivolja och sedan grillas,… en aubergin, skuren till en solfjäder grillas också och en flaska iskallt, vitt färskvin från svågerns vinrankor på Kreta, påminner mig och min älskade att Människan inte behöver alls mycket för att vara genuint lycklig när hon är i paradiset,… det är som sagt i helvetet hon på alla vis, alltid med oerhört kostsamma (inte bara i pengar räknat) och synnerligen oäkta sätt, söker glömma och förskjuta sanningen om vart hon verkligen befinner sig. Istället för att blunda för det uppenbara borde människor försöka se det självklara. Se med själens ögon menar jag för annars tittar man ju bara. Paradis och Helvete är inte geografiska platser, utan sinnestillstånd och ‘platser’ i vårt känsloliv, vår själ… men det är också sant att vissa geografiska platser och dess mänskliga tanke-kulturer och ‘klimat’ lockar starkt paradiset i oss att uttrycka sig,… och andra geografiska platser och dess mänskliga, tanke-kulturer och ‘klimat’ lockar fram helvetet i oss och omkring oss.
I den judisk-centrerade, religiösa doktrinen oavsett om det rör sig om Judendom, Kristendom eller Islam, söker människan Gud UTANFÖR sitt egna väsen, men i Hellenismen söker människan Gud INOM sitt egna väsen. Den första doktrinen kräver tro, underkastelse, konformism, självförnekelse och begränsning av det genuina mänskliga uttrycket och den andra doktrinen kräver vetskap, befrielse, självkännedom, personlig iaktagelseförmåga och “flöde” mellan macrocosmos och microcosmos, mellan skapelsen och det skapade. Den första doktrinen talar om kärlek och liv och den andra är kärlek och liv.
Här i Guds åsyn och i Marias armar är också döden blott en skrattretande blinkning…
“Gud skapade inte ondska. Precis som mörkret är frånvaro av ljus, är ondskan frånvaro av Gud.” – Albert Einstein
“THEY TORE DOWN ONE WALL IN ORDER TO FORM THE FUNDAMENTS FOR ANOTHER, MUCH BIGGER WALL”! This sentence is a good example of the increased and nowadays commonly expressed sentiments in south Europe.
WARNING,.. THIS TEXT CONTENT DELIBERATE GENERALIZATIONS OF CENTRAL AND NORTHERN EUROPEANS (in accordance with the accepted general tone about the “PIGS” in the majority of the central and northern european media):
Due to a still ongoing, generalization of southern Europeans, by Merkel’s “ethos” and tone in the central and northern European media, I have chosen to express few parts of the following text in the same generalizing “manners” and “mood”.
Since talks, about an alliance, between the southern european countries, has begun as an act of “self-defence” against EU’s political-cultural-financial attack, I want to draw your attention to the hostile “moods”, Merkel and the German media has stirred up in Europe through conscious propaganda playing on prejudices and narrow-mindedness.
by Kosmas Loumakis
Last week there was indications in some Greek, Cypriot, Spanish and Italian press that there are ongoing talks between the oppositions, the syndicates and the popular movements between all the countries of southern Europe (Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece and Cyprus) due to the recent brutal attack on Cyprus by the EU Troika, and it sounds like there exists a fast growing, united, lobby for the construction of an alliance between these countries soon… The reasons mentioned are, in order to withstand the attacks from the current EU and presumably to, in joint troop, leave the EU and return to their own national currencies, and thus become able again to be independent and free to manage their own economy according to own, real needs and circumstances.
EU that always protected Greece (hahahaha) has now given the Turks reasons to begin to express claims in the Cypriot and Greek territorial waters because of their interests in Cypriot and Greek oil and gas deposits. Due to this fact and the obvious and immidiate dangers this EU-praxis poses, many in southern Europe now seriously express:
“We should PROTECT OURSELVES against the EU, instead of cooperating with them!” It really seems that the ones who managed to tear down the Berlin Wall now are “building” the very fundaments for another, much greater ‘Wall’ between the South and the Central and Northern nations of Europe.
A “united” Europe was ‘sold’ to us and many accepted it, so the European nations should be able to sincerely work for real expressions of good neighbour-climate in order to “never fight again”. They were supposed to work for Peace, in other words! Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like anyone of those who with no shame accepted the Nobel Peace Prize, bothered to inform Mrs Merkel and the EU-trojka about those aims, so by their repetative talk about “PIGS-countries” and their councious generalization of 150 million south Europeans, they will not exactly win any popularity contest in the South. We certainly don’t need a EU that is led and directed by dictatorial, neo-colonial, neo-liberal, imperial policies and regulations, which are aggressively pushed through via media lies, police-violence, illegal “legislations”, indecorous interference in sovereign countries internal affairs and with ‘catch-22 threats’ (if you don’t take the loans you will not survive,… and if you take the loans you will be in debt to us for centuries). And this is still going on, despite the most massive protests, over the last 3 years that Europe has ever seen in modern times. Almost 50 million people allover Europe (mainly in the south but also in UK, Germany, France and Ireland) have over the last 3 years, expressed their dissent publically in massive protest movements and these people and many more, are now organizing themselves in democratic movements to begin, coordinated political and legal actions. Against these active citizens are the ‘obedient’, complying, “creamie masses”, who repeatedly ‘burp’ the reasons and the arguements the Merkelian EU-junta has ‘provided’ them with, through massmedias pro-bankster-propaganda.
Here beneath, I mix my own words on the topic with a few quotes and few examples of the general mood in the streets of southern Europe. After many open conversations and interviews with Greeks, Italians, Portuguese, Cypriots and Spanish in city squares, markets, cafés, bars, suburbs and main streets in most of the capital cities over the last three years, the following attitudes dominate the public oppinion in a clear and undisputable way:
“After the next great war which they currently are draging us towards, if anyone survives, instead of a dividing wall in Berlin, maybe a “great wall” , on Souths demands, will be erected from the Black Sea in the east to the Atlantic Ocean in the west. In other words, a wall between the countries that can easily be ‘self-sufficient’ and the countries that can barely survive without satisfying their essential import and export needs, ie between Southern Europe (Europe’s “bread basket”, pantry, greenhouse, “sun-terrace”, natural resource deposits and cultural foundations) and the central and north of Europe.”
Emotionally and culturally “the wall” has obviously existed for a while now, despite the superficial, nonsense-fellowship between “north” and “south” on the surface. “Perhaps it is time to also errect the political and economic wall now”, many argue.
About the suposed rich countries, those who must live on other peoples natural resources and wealth through disgraceful “deals” and “treaties” on gun-point,… those who still feed themselves and preserve their “high” living standards mainly on the looting and plundering of other countries, many say: “Those who have lived long enough now on the natural resources and the goods of the south, should come to their senses and realize that they have for far too long committed and are still committing crimes against our nations and our people”. Most people I talked to in Madrid, Rome and Athens in the last three years, say: “We do not need them, they need us”, “They borrow money to us,… money that they have stolen from us in the first place”. (Read about the stolen Greek gold and the delicate issue of the monster share of Banque D’Orient here, who actually owes who).
Many in southern Europe consider it “about time” now to turn to other continents, for example to invite tourism and to find markets for the top quality goods and the energy sources (sun, wave, wind, oil, gas). Many don’t see any reasons anymore why some of the richest parts of the world in natural resources and basic goods should be tied to hands and feet (by EU) and first satisfy the Central and North-European needs, before they can even look for other markets. Many say that “the south european countries should introduce visa requirements for central- and north-Europeans” (because anyway the future withdrawal from the EU puts an end to the fake image of any true “friendship” or real “neighborhood” and especially the ridiculous “air bubble” of a cooperating union of nations).
The voices of the fed up in the south, that now are asked to immigrate, starve and kill their elders and their sick, express oppinions as follows.
“Let’s leave the EU and let Berlin’s harlot lead the easily led, the emotionally dry souls, the obedient and the self appointed “good”, into the Fourth Reich like she intends to and they can all try to relax and enjoy life in Dachau, Auschwitz, Treblinka and several other ‘nice’ “recreation resorts”, which constitutes the “German Reich’s” best known tourist attractions. Places that mankind preserved in order to “remind us”, “so we shall never again let this happen”… Yeah, right.. 70 years later, racism, ethnic attacks, smear rhetorics and blatant generalizations of whole folk groups is in full swing again, coming from the same, yodelling leather suspenders and their propaganda-media as back then.” – The demonization of entire nations together with their people, is considered OK again in central and north Europe, because big brother (big harlot) has set the tone on nazi-mode and the obedient nations follow. This, is imposed on all of us again from the infamous Central European pirate-elite, the rule-fanatics, the control-freaks the self-proclaimed “good”, the self-appointed ubermänchen, who in fact themselves barely pass as humans, considering that “robot behavior”, hysterically controlled societies, ridiculously, excessively “watched” citizens, totalitarian ideologies and race-bilogical nonsense, is what they are trying to propagate for and implement allover Europe (and the world) again. These phenomenons, it should be clarified, are indications of clearly anti-human efforts and goals, not human. Science, (sociology, social-anthropology, psychology and pedagogy) clearly prove that these efforts when put to practice create very neurotic, mentally ill humans in their societies,… and a practically unquestioned focus on “productivity” is the well marketed “divine reason”. Not productivity to fulfill real needs of course, but an escalating, rampant, production-consumtion, derailed “carousel” of nonsense needs, just in order to keep their “markets” going at any cost and their citizens so busy so they will never have either the time or the interest to develop their souls (emotional life and thinking) in any adequate way and will threfore remain unfit to ask themselves the right questions or, most important of all, to realize where to look for the answers. The generalization and demonization of entire people and nations, are shaped from their idea-worlds and “ethics” and these idea-worlds has proved to be strongly anti-human, highly toxic for human thinking and extremely dangerous for mankinds survival as a whole!
Many in the south say: “Let them wallow there, behind the wall, in their constructed myths of self-proclaimed greatness and let us “poor wretches” who do not know better, survive with only our “paltry” cultures, our “insignificant” civilization, our “primitive” intellectual and spiritual gems, our “ridiculously” alive and sensitive souls, our “useless” advantages and treasures, the sunny climate, the natural beauty, the biggest variety of plants, herbs, fruits and vegetables, the fertile soil, the crystal clear, light blue mediterranean sea,… our thousands of ‘boring’ long sandy beaches, our thousands of little ‘ugly’ islands and all the “unexplainable” globally demanded, foods, wines, herbs, cheeses and native delicacies (which, by the way, happen to be considered as luxury goods in the rest of the world).”
If it wasn’t for the fact that all the EU-policies and the general attitudes around their “projects” are so devastating for the naturally rich countries and especially for their people, there wouldn’t be such a dramatic increase in the following attitudes. But because of the tragic backdrop of the current, criminal and aggressive exploitation of the south, accompanied with smear-rhetorics and “imperial-like demands”, a wide spectrum of people in the south are expressing themselves in accordance with this “mood”.
“We actually have had enough of their stressed, complex filled, neurotic and hysterical central European culture, that want to “teach” the rest of the world how to live according to their own view of the world,… a view that, in practice, in action and strive, far too often expresses the most barbarous, egocentric needs and behaviors. A culture, where the natives, as soon as they learn something that others have known for centuries, or sometimes millennia’s, appoint themselves as the experts. A cultural self-image that can not stand to NOT know-best, and are therefore creating false teachings and are spreading vulgar beliefs and doctrines, like the following: All people (except the germanic and anglo-saxon ‘tribes’) are less smart, childish, lazy, unreliable, criminal and intellectually immature compared to us,… and all this, of course, in a hopelessly “blindfolded” and self-admiring comparison of themselves with the rest of the world.”
These kind of doctrines, together of course with a great lack of self-criticism has for very, very long been planted in their folk-spirit by their “kings” and their “nobility” in their societies, because it really helps when you need to launch an unjust war on some people on the planet, and ‘God knows’ that this particular part of the world HAS. You get your obedient citizens’ silent consent if you portray the ones you want to kill and steal the country from, as “less human” or at least as degenerated, less worth humans with a “defect DNA”. The central-europeans have proved to be, mentally, extremely well fit for this particularly uncivilized approach towards the rest of humanity. Through their self focused spectacles of self-righteousness, power-hysteria and racisms and through massive propaganda in the schools, they have for very long looked upon southern Europe’s, Hellenic, cultural foundations with fake admiration, jealousy, envy and aggression.
Both the American and the French revolutions and the English, civil rights and human rights struggles, was based on truly cultivated Europeans that had deeply understood and adopted the Hellenic values and virtues,… so, naturally from the European elite’s point of view, classic Hellenic education became ‘dangerous’ to their power-monopoly.
They have therefore tried very hard and have partly managed to conceal the Hellenic heritage in the European universities,.. since they are very much aware of the fact, that with a proper education in classic literature and arts in the European schools, it would be very hard for the European pirate-aristocracy to ‘get away’ with the current abuse of the Southern nations and our cultures. Once the “proud spirit of freedom” is awakened and conscious in the human soul, a person becomes very hard to govern and particularly hard to enslave.
Therefore the truly civilized individuals react and very strongly so, against injustice, atrocities and crimes committed towards fellow human beings, especially when generalization, racism and lies form the fundamental excuses. Even if the atrocities are explained and excused as, ‘glorious crusades’ for the best of the nation, the race or for mankind, a real human’s resposibility is to reacts and fight against barbarism. Revolting and very obvious barbarism is in fact all what the current EU-behaviour is about, because it is based on lies and deceit,… it is just wrapped in a ‘cultivated cover’ whose only purpose is to maintain a very shallow and lazy approach, if any at all, towards true cultivation and true civilization.
People who through real education have developed even a reasonable level of critical thinking, doesn’t ‘buy’ all these excuses for pure barbarism as easy as the ‘well-programmed’ and ‘well-trained’, pseudo educated does.
And modern mega-cities, hyper-technological armies and weapons, multinational corporations, all-reaching media/propaganda, complicated overrated economic formulas, unneccessary, vast number of laws and ‘regulations’, six lane highways, railroads, factories, computers, skyscrapers, luxurious cars, planes, trains, rockets, satellites, mansions & palaces, ‘designed’ clothes and highly over prized, ‘precious’ accessoires, unfortunately doesn’t make a civilization,.. nor does the nonsense ‘educations’ they provide the so called most developed with, while the actual essence and the REAL attributes of a civilization is consciously ignored.
In the central-, and the north-european societies, in much higher degree than anywhere else for instance, people zap through very stressed, fragments of life chasing fake things, fake looks, fake emotions, fake ‘knowledge’, fake relationships, fake friendships, fake ‘fullfillments’, and are at the same time convinced that they live much better lives than anyone else. This, occur because ‘high living standards’ are only estimated in money and things, not in TRUE mental and social health and in any REAL, provided, access to spiritual growth. Sadly, in reality they actually just pretend to live, they just adopt and ACTS OUT one of the well-marketed, Hollywoodian prototypes of “success”. They easily ‘slide into’ one or a combination of a few ‘social roles’ (masks), that ‘certifies’ their ‘value’ in their societies. Meanwhile they are ‘comforting’ themselves and their starved, malnurtured and abused souls through credits, borrowed, very expensive “things” they call neccessities and with shallow, empty, use-and-throw-relations, based on clear licking-upwards-and-kicking-downwards behaviour.
“Maybe its time for them to really think about civilizing themselves at last and NOT continue to allow barbarism, greed, gluttony, cruelty, racism, arrogance, false pride and ‘predatory instincts’, so strongly, still characterize their attempt to a civilization.” Surely the western world’s most prestiguous institiutions for ‘higher learning’, the famous plant schools in Oxford, Boston, New York and Chicago and all the “cultivated” citizens can do better than this embarrassing Gollum’s Feast, they call a ‘civilization’. In the ‘South’ we know, long time now, that THE EMPEROR IS NAKED… The rest of the planet have known for long and the obedient, so easily enslaved, central- and north-Europeans still think THE EMPEROR HAS NEW CLOTHES,.. so they applaud, the completely BUTT-NAKED EMPEROR, and louder than ever! Of course they would, wouldn’t they?
In the eyes of the ‘world community’, I mean the people of the world, Greece, do not have a long criminal record like several other European nations have,… instead the people of the world know, Greece taught dignity, humanity and heroism throughout the centuries. It taught man to observe and investigate nature and life better, to explore and enjoy life better, to take part of life better and most of all to acknowledge every other human beings right to do the same. It gave the first formal expressions to these thoughts. It taught mankind that man was born to be free and independent and that humans didn’t have to accept political and economic enslavement and obey monarchs, despots and tyrants. The people of the southern, european countries have ‘understood’ the value of this Hellenic heritage on a much deeper level, than the central and northern european societies. The south LIVE with a Hellenic soul and the central and the north european societies live with a slightly limited understanding of the Hellenic mind and with a ‘sceptic view’ on the Hellenic soul. But it is only through the real understanding of the cultural and the spiritual constitution of the Hellenic soul, you can begin to understand the Hellenic mind better,… and not vice versa.
After giving it a thought, there really seem to be quite natural, cultural, ‘spiritual’, but also geopolitical and economic reasons for a southern, european alliance, at least as long as South Europe is under the current neo-colonial, POLITICAL-CULTURAL-ECONOMIC ATTACK from EU…
And after all the talk about the ‘South’s’ alleged financial DEBT to the bankers and its underlying reasons, now we also want to talk about the ‘Central Europeans’ obvious moral, legal and financial DEBT to the rest of humanity and the underlying reasons for THAT.
As people in China told me, “At least when bankers lie to us here, everyone knows that they’re lying. No one believes these lies to be the truth. In the US, you guys actually believe that the lying bankers are telling you the truth.
In the shady underground world of banking, doing wrong means doing right, up is down, and left is right. I often struggle to understand why so many people employed by the banking industry have so much difficulty reaching the same conclusion as the Economic Policy Journal’s Robert Wenzel that people employed by this modern day Slave Master called the global banking system should abandon their employers never to come back as “the moral and ethical thing to do” until the banking industry can change the system into from an immoral system of theft to a moral system of honesty. One of these reasons undoubtedly is due to the lies that the global banking cartel run by the Rothschilds and the Rockefellers have disseminated through the global and media academic system. Their propaganda has been so strong that with financial language, they literally have turned meanings upside down. So to help people understand financial language more clearly, with acknowledgement to WilliamBanzai7 for creating the first three chapters of the Offical Bankster Dictionary, below please find the macro installment of “The Official Bankster Dictionary” to help you understand what really is going on in the world of banking today.
I recently just returned from a week-long business trip to China, and in discussing the propaganda and hypocrisy of bankers with people I encountered during my trip, one thing was very clear. Chinese people consider themselves to be more knowledgeable about the monetary system than Westerners. They informed me that everyone in China knows that government produced economic statistics are a lie and that no one takes what bankers say in the media to heart. However, many people in China told me that it’s a farce that Western bankers tell lies to the world and expect the rest of the world to be foolish enough to believe their lies. Perhaps this is why even university Chinese students laughed in Tim Geithner’s face when Geithner visited them in 2009 and told them that the Federal Reserve had a “strong dollar policy”. As people in China told me, “At least when bankers lie to us here, everyone knows that they’re lying. No one believes these lies to be the truth. In the US, you guys actually believe that the lying bankers are telling you the truth.”
US Federal Reserve = European controlled private bank.
Central Bank = Counterfeiting Ring Leader
Nobel Prize Winning Economists = Banking Shill Propaganda Puppets, by and large, awarded with Ivy League tenure, that a 3rd-grader well schooled in monetary truths can generally discredit.
Criminal Underworld Currency Counterfeiters = Competitors that must be arrested and jailed.
Savings Account = Devaluation Account, Cash Advance for Gambling Division
Gambling = Banking Primary Business Line
Fraud = Banking Secondary Business Line
Las Vegas, Macau, Atlantic City = Model for running business operations.
Inflation = Currency Devaluation through anti-free market manipulation of interest rates.
Fractional Reserve System = Fractional Expansion Citizen Bankruptcy System, BSE (Biggest Scam Ever)
Futures Markets = Manipulation Casino, SkyNet Three-Card Monte Scam
Pablo Escobar, Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán, The Ochoa Hermanos, Yakuza = Cash Cows
El Subcomandante Marcos aka Delegado Zero = Anti-poverty activist that must be wacked and shut up
Independent Media = Terrorist
Mass Media = Allies
Allen Stanford, Bernie Madoff = Occasional Patsies and Necessary Fall Guys to appease the public’s ire at us.
Stock Markets = Manipulation Casino, SkyNet Three-Card Monte Scam
Commercial Investment Firm Rating of “Buy” and Hold” = Contrarian Indicator to SELL!
Commercial Investment Firm Rating of “Sell” = Contrarian Indicator to “BUY!”
Barbarous Relic = USD, Euro, Yen
Beta = Empty Statistic meant to impress naïve investors
Insider Trading = Mechanism we can utilize to build wealth and remain immune from proesecution but for which we will send common peasants to jail.
Diplomatic Immunity = Not a United Nations privilege but a privilege given to all of us to commit as much fraud and crime as possible without the slightest hint of ever being sent to jail.
Loan = Usury
Credit Card = Debt accumulation card
USD, Euro, Yen, etc. = Fantasy Digital Idea made real by banksters to control humanity
Women’s Liberation Movement = Expansion of Tax Base from only men to men AND women
Income Taxes = Wealth Transfer from citizens to owners of central banks.
Gold = Bankster Kryptonite
Silver = Bankster Kryptonite
Truth = Banker Kyrptonite
Rising Gold & Silver Prices = Hated situation that makes it difficult to manipulate asset prices and that must therefore be controlled.
Lies & Deception = Bankster Standard M.O.
Free Markets = Fairytale story like Santa Claus, Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy to be taught in business schools worldwide.
Drug Lords and Underground Crime Syndicates = Provider of global banking liquidity and huge year-end bonuses
Parasite = Favorite insect
Capitalism = Dead system that was killed by Central Banking but false scapegoat we can blame when we cause economic crashes and despair
Miscellaneous Charges = Small Monthly Charges to siphon off money from bank accounts that customers will never notice or complain about
Computer = Vehicle to rig all stock markets and commodity markets with HFT programs that execute trades not possible if executed by humans and if executed in a clear and transparent market.
Boom = Unsustainable price distortions caused by interest-rate manipulation and market rigging.
Bust = Opportunity to make money twice as quickly as in a boom!
Market Crash = Engineered event to ensure the peasants will never accumulate enough wealth to rebel against us.
Rising Markets on Mondays or Tuesdays into OpEx Fridays =Ruse to sucker more people to go long in order to fleece them by the time Friday arrives.
Declining Markets on Mondays or Tuesdays into OpEx Fridays=Ruse to sucker more people to go short in order to fleece them by the time Friday arrives.
Presidents and PMs = Best puppet and marionette allies to be rewarded handsomely after they leave office (see Tony Blair and the current POTUS)
Superior Judges, SCOTUS = Made Men
War = Double Bonus! Opportunity to devalue money at faster rate than during peace time and opportunity to accumulate more wealth from interest charged on war appropriations.
Universities, Colleges and MBA programs = Re-education camps to indoctrinate students into fairytales of non-existent free markets, non-existent capitalism, and lies about how stock markets, real estate markets and economic cycles really work. Alternative meaning = best mechanism to bury young adults in a mountain of debt before their work life even begins so we can control them.
Economic Journals and University Tenure = Carrot dangled in front of economic professors to ensure that they repeat to the world the “official” party line.
Key Economic Indicators = False manipulated statistics designed to dumb down citizens into believing economy is recovering even as we increase their economic suffering
Ben Bernarnke = Shakespearean clown.
Conspiracy = Best Word to Discredit Truth about the global monetary system when the truth somehow escapes our censorship algorithms and makes it to the mainstream media we control.
Machiavelli = Role Model
Ivy League Schools = Indoctrination Camps for media representatives and professors we will send to brainwash other global regions into believing our propaganda
CNBC = The Cartoon Network.
Goldman Sachs = Rookie Farm Camp for global criminal banking syndicate.
World Bank & IMF = Banks used by Western countries to impose crushing debt on developing nations to stunt their growth.
Bailout = Transfer of Wealth from citizens to us.
TBTF = Lie used to ensure we can perpetuate fraud and to pass legislation that would never pass under normal circumstances unless we use the TBTF threat.
Quantitative Easing = Currency Devaluation.
Fiat Currency = Worst Possible Idea
Propaganda = Daily Financial News Feed
ATM Machine = Only banking invention in the last century that has improved peoples’ lives instead of making them worse.
Debt Forgiveness = PsyOps Term that makes it appear we are being benificient towards humanity when in reality, the amount of debt forgiveness probably could not equal the amount of money we have stolen from humanity through inflation, currency devaluation, income taxes, and other unjust taxes meant to transfer wealth to us.
Compartamentalization = Process to keep good people working as cogs in the machine within the banking industry ignorant of the fact that they are inflicting massive harm upon society.
Sound Money = Bankster Extinction Level Event. End of modern day immoral banking thievery system and event that would necessitate bankers having to find real jobs to earn wealth instead of merely building wealth by transferring wealth from everyone else to themselves. Also known as physical gold, physical silver, and the medium that allows citizens to call the banksters’ bluff in their monetary devaluation scheme and that allows citizens to fight back against corrupt banksters.
Please feel free to post more Bankster glossary terms in the comments section below as if more people truly understood the deliberate deception built into bankster language today, perhaps everyone would react to criminal bankers in the same manner as Chilean citizen Matias Rojas in this video. And for those of you out there that don’t believe that we have the power to end the immoral, unethical fractional reserve banking system today, if you want to achieve something, never say the words “no”, “won’t”, and “impossible”, don’t let those that say “can’t” stand in your way, believe, persist, and never give up, and in the end, you will discover that together we can change the world for the better. Let’s end this corrupt, unethical, immoral modern day slavery system bankers call the fractional reserve banking system together because it is our moral imperative to do so and because we can.
Submitted to zerohedge.com by smartknowledgeu on 05/02/2012 03:57 -0400