The old year ends, the new begins…
One amusing side light is Samoa. It has now added it’s own little bit of Calendar Confusion by swapping which side of the International Dateline it embraces. On old maps of the international dateline you will see a little ‘jog’ as the date line swerves around Samoa. This was done so that it would be on the same day as American Samoa just near by.
Well, as of now, Samoa has decided it would rather be closer to China, New Zealand, and Australia than the USA. So they have swapped sides of the international dateline. This means that they are the first in the world to enter the new year of 2012 instead of the last. It also means that they have lost one day from their calendar. In an interesting twist on the events of Europe when the Gregorian Calendar dropped some days to get back in sync with the seasons (and folks rioted about having days of their lives stolen and wanted them back!), the Samoans will be paid for the day that has been ‘taken’ from their work month…
However, a fun future trick question will be “What happened in Samoa on Friday, December 30, 2011? They skipped it, so it doesn’t exist…
On a slightly more serious note, we have the continued social unrest and rebellion (along with suppression by the military) in Syria, and the Revolution Part Two in Egypt. Iran threatening to shut down the Persian Gulf (with the US sending
targets ships to stop them). For the coming year it looks like plenty of “news” will continue to come from The Middle East and the Arab World. Sigh. Sometimes I’d like less “news”… maybe a nice report of someone inventing a new kind of fuel process instead.
¡Viva la revolución!
Sometimes you start wandering down a path and find that someone else has already cut back the bushes and added lighting. From time to time you find they are people of some rank and with an interesting history, but somehow never quite showing up in the common flow of information and news. I’d gone off to look at one video from a comment ( h/t Adofo here: https://chiefio.wordpress.com/2011/12/28/marx-progressives-socialism-and-agenda-21/#comment-28109 ) and ended up in an odd corner. What looks to be very old video (from a couple of decades back?) but with a very small number of ‘plays’. Is it new to YouTube, or just not ‘found’ yet? Who knows…
The original link that lead to the rest of them below:
What I found intriguing about it was two fold. First off, a person who had worked at the Hoover Institute (academic ‘think tank’ connected to Stanford University) was making the same connections I had made. Dr. Anthony C. Sutton. He states that there are (at least) 3 kinds of Socialism. The Soviet Communist form, the American “welfare socialism”, and the Hitlerian National Socialism. But that is only in passing. The core of what he does is basically a kind of forensic accounting (not as dry as it sounds!). He does a ‘follow the money’ on who financed the Bolshevik Revolution and how Hitler got his early money.
Those funds, he finds, trace back to Progressives in the USA and UK. Not all that surprising, really. While not a popular idea among Progressives today, they were, in fact, quite fond of “the revolution” and were just happy as could be with the Third Way economic planning of Fascism. It was seen as a model for the Progressive World and promoted by folks like FDR and Wilson. For Britain there would be the added benefit that destabilizing Czarist Russia might give them an advantage in The Great Game…
He even has a wiki page:
So one must wonder to what extent the Three Socialisms are all growing from the same root?
But, one supposes, time moves on. Russia didn’t stay a nice company friendly Third Way socialism, it went to whole hog Communism. Still, some money was made out of it (via selling arms to both sides of wars), but eventually the USSR needed to go and we now have a much more Third Way style of Socialism there. (And about the same time China moved to that same Corporatist / Fascist model of Third Way Progressive Socialism… and got a LOT of US Corporate support… hmmm….)
With that, for your viewing pleasure, some videos. As Dr. Antony Sutton looks to have written several books, I’ve now got even more to add to my reading list, too.
Some connections to Standard Oil (which in the 1930s was THE major oil company) and ITT helping make German airplanes. It is surprisingly similar to the technology transfer being demanded by Agenda 21 and the technology transfer being done today to China. There is an interesting side note that says Standard Oil provided the synthetic oils technology to Germany. If true, a very interesting point.
An interesting point about some Americans of the era fitting the criterion of Nazi War Crimes, yet somehow the whole thing gets swept under the rug… Along with some history of loans to Germany, reaching back to W.W.I that lead to the German weakness that lead to W.W.II (and odd thread to pull ‘some day’). Then it looks at how Bolshevism got some funding via Chase Bank.
This one is amusing as it talks a bit about Oxy Petroleum. Al Gore has a load of connections to Oxy Petroleum and his family made a bundle from it (not the least being a sweetheart deal when the US Government sold the Elk Hills Naval Petroleum Reserve to Oxy…
Here he mentions some connections he had pointed out in his book National Suicide. He touches on the Trilateral Commission and a connection back to the Ford Foundation. (Old Man Ford was fond of German Fascism and advocated for Third Way economics)
This one wraps up with a bit of paranoia, connecting all sorts of groups (including the Masons). I find that a ‘bridge too far’, emotionally, yet there is ample evidence for folks like The Trilateral Commission et al controlling and manipulating things. The necessary conclusion is that there is insufficient evidence to support the notion of a truly free political process in the USA (or globally, for that matter). Does that justify the melodramatic quasi-religious wrap up? Who knows… What is very clear is a long history of attempts to parasitize various government agencies and recent success at it by the Agenda 21 folks. That makes it a fair question to ask “Was it done before?” and “Are these folks just the latest ‘re-candle’ of the movement?”
An odd set of ‘connections’. Now we have the same philosophies showing up in the EU unelected government and the UN attempts to direct the actions of national governments via a similar unelected body and Agenda 21. It looks to have roots that reach all the way back to the origin of the Progressive Movement (a not very surprising thing, they are kindred spirits with a published history of support for the ideology).
The more worrying bit is simply that this looks like a simple continuation of a pattern of control reaching back to at least 1900. One can only wonder what the real world is like; it bears no resemblance to what we are told is the way governance works…
So to all the usual skulduggery and intrigues of international affairs, we must now add the question of “To what extent are the bodies of governance just Zombies under the control of parasites?” My son always told me I needed to watch those end of the world Zombie movies. Maybe I ought to have listened more ;-)
And, with that, welcome to The Brave New World of 2012!