Here at home in my beloved Federation, there is a battle for the hearts and minds of our people. What I am seeing being played out on the local stage between the political factions can best be described as a competition of sorts. But instead of it being one of the best team winning on a level playing field, or the survival of the fittest team, what we see transpiring here is the artificial changing of the rules of engagement and the moving of the goal posts in mid-play, in a desperate attempt to effect the survival of the unfittest! This would have been dismissed as a transient aberration of sorts, but what is becoming more and more so clear to my mind’s eye is that our Federation is also entangled in a much bigger game at play, with much higher stakes involved, as it is intimately connected with the sustainability of the global economy in its present incarnation and possibly the viability of all of humanity. Before you dismiss what I have just written, please give me an opportunity to explain what I mean.
The financial crisis which started in 2008 have shown us that the global economy was already running out of steam, and in a desperate attempt to keep the global economy going, financial instruments were continuously created to be re-traded and re-packaged and to be resold from loans that could not have been paid off by people who were not even qualified for those loans in the first place. It was the mother of all Ponzi schemes that had and still has the potential to bring the entire world to its knees, but what has given the world a temporary reprieve as of late, is the creation of vast sums of moneys out of nothing by the central banks around the world through a process called quantitative easing with the attendant consequence of large amount of public debt being assumed by those countries.
This sounds eerily familiar to what had transpired in our Federation before the financial crisis, when large sums of money were made readily available to our government via our National Bank, with the by now ominous fact that we had assumed a humongous unsustainable amount of public debt. Given our small size, we have become the proverbial canary in the coal mine, and what we see unfolding between the international banks, bond holders and stakeholders is a taste of what is to come in the not so distance future in the bigger countries across the world. Just like our public lands are going to be privatised in order to pay off our debts, the same is likely to occur in other countries as well. But that is not the worst of it, for although our Federation has been looked upon as the poster child of successful debt-restructuring, something had to give, and as most of us have come to realise, our system of checks and balances has now been compromised as we have now morphed into the poster child of dysfunctional democracy. We have been made an example for all and sundry to see.
This is part of the New World Order in which the international financiers, via their transnational cooperations like the World Bank and the IMF, collude with corruptible governments. These governments are aided and abetted by transnational geopolitical information gathering and electioneering cooperations, like the STRATFOR and SCL Elections respectively, and their mandate is to create social and economic disruptions and influence elections to ensure that those leaders who are best able to do their bidding stay in power.
But that is only part of the story of our involvement in the global scheme of things, as many may or may not know, our Federation is part of a global web of tax havens that serve to facilitate the transshipment of funds from transnational cooperations and by extension the international financiers out of the prying eyes and hands of their resident governments who are the representatives of the people. Their money is leveraged by round-tripping over and over again, via layers and layers of trusts and shell companies, thus abdicating their roles and responsibilities of contributing to the maintenance and upkeep of their societies.
Even the concept of “Citizenship by Investment” that is being pursued heavily around the world, although created initially with good intentions for the benefit of the communities they serve, has now morphed into a financial instrument to facilitate not only the mobility of people and money, but also the leveraging of money to make more money, by the banal process of flipping real estate, which truth be told is a home-grown means of laundering moneys and evading sanctions that is being increasingly utilised by questionable entities.
I am no longer surprised with what has happened in the Federation over the past 2 years, and this may be the reason to explain the nature and scope of the involvement of the IMF in our back yard. They do not serve the best interest of the people, but the vested interests of the international financiers. The home-grown programmes were just means to isolate them from any fallout if the attendant austerity programmes backfire, as they are able to privatise the gains for their financiers and socialise the losses to the government and by extension the citizens. We now know that SIDF had enough liquidity to pay off a significant portion of the debt, and to have done so would have been counterproductive to the covetous motives of their financiers, hence explaining the duplicity in their scheme.
I hope now you are able to get intimations of the big picture and see the method behind the madness that is unfolding in our midst. When we put the local machinations into its global context, we begin to see the death throes of a failing financial and economic system that is now trying to capitalise on social disharmony, environmental destruction, and even using false flag operations to manufacture conflict and wars, even wars on cancer, drugs and terrorism, in a desperate attempt to facilitate a modern form of creative destruction so as to keep the financial elites at the top of the financial pyramid scheme.
We know that such a system is unsustainable and unfit for the continued survival of our species and also that of many of the other species on the planet. There is so much at stake, and the latest salvo to kick-start the system, to get money leveraged over and over again is being initiated via the financial elites themselves, via the guise of philanthropic charitable giving, which seems to me to be another ploy of mirage and subterfuge. It speaks volumes as it is a telltale sign that they know too that the system they helped create or facilitate is not sustainable, and we are seeing now a desperate attempt of another survival of the unfittest scheme at work!!
At this point, you may be wondering why I am bringing all of this up. Is all this just a figment of my imagination? If so, then we can all rest assured that things are not as bleak as they seem. However, if there is a morsel of truth in what I have written, the sooner we come to terms with what we are up against, the better we would be as a people to navigate our way through this geopolitical and financial quagmire as we forge ahead. This was written for the benefit of the candidates in the incumbent party and the opposition who are vying to be part of the next government soon, with the fervent hope that when it comes time for them to lead us and stand up for what is right and just, they would NOT do so with their EYES WIDE SHUT!!
In a follow-up post, I will share some ideas on possible ways forward, where a fitter, less wasteful, less divisive, more just and efficient system of governance, coupled with a more sustainable monetary and fiscal financial and economical system is created from the bottom-up, in which we are better able to manage change, where we become better adapted to each other and our environment, where once and for all, we will now have survival of the wisest, instead of survival of the unfittest.
Please stay tuned!!
Here are some quotes from giants whose shoulders we will stand on.
“It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.” ― Charles Darwin
“Humanity is a biological species, living in a biological environment, because like all species, we are exquisitely adapted in everything: from our behavior, to our genetics, to our physiology, to that particular environment in which we live. The earth is our home. Unless we preserve the rest of life, as a sacred duty, we will be endangering ourselves by destroying the home in which we evolved, and on which we completely depend.” ― Edward O. Wilson
“The next step in man’s evolution will be the survival of the wisest.” ― Deepak Chopra