Reading about the World Economic Forum raised the hairs on the back of the old man’s neck. The dark truths about the workings of a few megalomaniacs prowling the corridors of global power shook him to the core. The world may have advanced in leaps and bounds, yet modernisation has not improved the moral character of man. The earthling remains an urghhling, still ugly, wicked, conniving and cruel. Their thirst for power over the rest of mankind is unrelenting. It seems they will do whatever is necessary to subjugate the average citizen of the world. Winning is everything for them, wealth and power the joystick to control everyone. The old man hoped what he had learned about the WEF was not true. After all, agnotology is rampant and is speeding up with the advent of the internet. Those who are hungry for power and control will propagate ignorance to un-educate the people through the dispensing of inaccurate or misleading scientific data and fake news. Agnotology was first used by the tobacco industry to create doubt that their products were killing people and then the technique was adopted by the oil industry to confuse and silence opponents of their products who lobbied against environmental degradation and climate change.
“Who controls the food supply controls the people; who controls the energy can control whole continents; who controls money can control the world.”Henry Kissinger, AZ Quotes
This quote has been attributed to Kissinger although he said it much more eloquently at the World Food Conference on November 5 1974 and came across as caring and well-meaning. With regards to food, this is what he said, “We must begin here with the challenge of food. No social system, ideology or principle of justice can tolerate a world in which the spiritual and physical potential of hundreds of millions is stunted from elemental hunger or inadequate nutrition. National pride or regional suspicions lose any moral and practical justification if they prevent us from overcoming this scourge.” Solution? The US soon dominated the global market for grain and agriculture commodities with just a handful of American conglomerates controlling the grain supply and price.
With regards to energy, Kissinger said, “The oil exporters have a special responsibility in this regard. Many of them have income far in excess of that needed to balance their international payments or to finance their economic development.” “Therefore, ways must be found to move more of the surplus oil revenue into long term lending or grants to poorer countries.” There have been many wars waged by America since then to control the oil supply and price.
With regards to money, Kissinger said, “If these (existing) sources (of financing) are not sufficient, new means must be found to supplement them. This must become one of the priority objectives of the countries and institutions that have the major influence in the international monetary system.” In 1963, the words “PAYABLE TO THE BEARER ON DEMAND” were removed from all newly issued US notes, perhaps an early indication that they would not have enough gold to meet any sudden increase in cash withdrawals. Just eight years later, the US took their currency off the gold standard, enabling their Central Banks to control the world with their fiat currency by simply printing money that was backed by nothing apart from the might of their military. Making their money the world currency reserve, they have been able to exchange them for real goods and services with the rest of the world. Today, the US has a debt of $197 Trillion or $606,000 per citizen. If the nation were to pay off its debts with tax revenues, it would take 49 years to pay them off.
The whole idea of democracy is that we the people have the power to vote in a government of the people, by the people and who will manage our country for the people. Mark Moss, a Youtuber, revealed to the old man that it is the unelected non-government organisations NGOs that in fact control our elected governments.
The big global objectives are effectively set by the WEF – its members being global leaders, top Fortune 500 owners and executives who meet once a year at Davos to decide what is best for the world. The head of the WEF, Klaus Schwab was proud to announce in a forum that their ‘Young Global Leaders” (YGL) who were selected and mentored for five years by senior ranking officials of the WEF have “penetrated” all levels of governments across the globe. He cited that over half of the cabinet ministers of Canada, Argentina and France comprise of YGLs. Former YGLs include current leaders such as Joe Biden (POTUS), Justin Trudeau (PM of Canada), Boris Johnson (PM of UK), Emmanuel Macron (President of France), Scott Morrison (PM of Australia) and Jacinta Arden (PM of New Zealand). The WEF was formed by Klaus Schwab in 1971, which also happened to be the year when Nixon removed the US dollar from the gold standard. Incidentally, Klaus’ grandmother, Marianne Schwab, was a Rothschild. It is no secret that the Rothschild family from Frankfurt rose to banking prominence in the 1760s and today still has their tentacles firmly wrapped in the global banking cartel. Klaus Schwab who holds a Master of Public Administration at Harvard was taught by none other than Henry Kissinger. Schwab would later say that Kissinger was one of the top figures who most influenced his thinking over the course of his entire life. It seems logical therefore that someone like Klaus Schwab from the Rothschild lineage and a disciple of Henry Kissinger would be most qualified to lead the WEF. Schwab has written a number of books, a favourite topic of his being the “Great Reset”, with the catch phrase “Build, Back, Better” peppered in many of them. What does he want to build back? To do that, he will have to destroy the existing first? Leaders such as Nancy Pelosi, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Joe Biden, Pamela Harris, and even Bill Gates and Prince Charles have repeated this catch phrase. At the top of the organisation chart sits the Bank of International Settlements (BIS). The WEF adopts the plans set in conjunction with the world’s top policy maker i.e. the BIS who acts as the world’s bank for central banks, and then coordinates and instructs the policy distributors such as the United Nations, the IMF, World Bank, the WHO, and other NGOs such as IPCC (Climate Change) to execute the agreed plans. They then push their agenda to the policy enforcers i.e. national governments, aided by the policy propagandists, such as mainstream media, politicians and fact checkers, etc. At the bottom of the organisation chart is of course us, the policy subjects. What needs to be reset? It seems to Mark Moss that what they want to reset is the world’s monetary system which is broken after decades of piling a mountain of debt which can no longer be paid off and the race is now on for most national governments in the world to introduce new money, a CBDC, central bank digital currency, i.e. digital money for a new taxation and payment system to control how we spend and save our money.
The world has seen great advancements in science and technology in the last hundreds of years. With the agricultural revolution, we have moved from a nomadic lifestyle to one where we can stay put in one location without the need to hunt and gather food to survive. The next big revolution was the industrial revolution, where the introduction of machines powered the world’s economy using steam engines and electric power. This was followed by another revolution during which rapid scientific discoveries and mass production sped up industry using computers. The latest revolution is of course the internet phase where every progress is evolving at an exponential pace. Web 3.0 using blockchain technology together with quantum computing and 5G /6G internet speed will soon dominate every aspect of life. Yet, when it comes to the nature of homo sapiens, nothing has changed. Not only are countries still at war with one another, we still see rebellions such as the civil war in the Ukraine which has raged on since 2014.
The old man is reminded of a classic Chinese novel, The Water Margin; the book was first published over 650 years ago (in 1368) at the end of the Yuan Dynasty. The Water Margin is based on the virtuousness and ethical values of Song Jiang and his men in 12th century China during the Song Dynasty. The marsh brotherhood was a gang of outlaws who prized the values of Confucianism very highly, which was why it led them to rebel against the authorities – the unjust, the dishonest and the wicked. At its core, Song Jiang and his sworn brothers promoted the virtues of benevolence, loyalty, trust, morality and filial piety. The socio-political fabric of the society was broken due to the lack of reciprocal trust and obligations by the court officials and the judiciary towards the people. The loss of trust in the authorities reminds the old man of what is happening today where a so-called democratic government such as the one in Canada can seize their citizens’ bank accounts without due process, simply because they (the truckers) protested against what they saw were draconian laws to force the people to be vaccinated if they wanted to keep their jobs. This loss of trust was further exacerbated by many Western countries sanctioning Russia, a country with a vast arsenal of nuclear weapons, and freezing the country’s bank accounts and kicking them out of the world’s payments system (SWIFT). By Western countries, I mean some 30 countries out of the total of 195 in the UN have joined the US in the crippling sanctions – the vast majority (over 80%) have not. Seizing their sovereign funds, i.e. robbing the people’s money and stopping them from doing business with the rest of the world or levying high tariffs on their exports with the aim of crippling their economy was their way of punishing Putin, the Russian president. Is forcing a regime change the main objective? If central banks can do that to a country with nuclear weapons, surely they can do that to all of us. They did so despite the majority of countries in the U.N. refusing to abide by the US requirement. China, India, most of Asia, the Middle East and Africa refused to apply the crippling sanctions which mostly cause hardship to ordinary folk in the country being punished but in this case, it will also likely starve over a hundred million people in months to come. After demonstrating to the world that our money is not really our money in any bank, is there any country that is not secretly worried about their hard-earned reserves? Similarly, the US seized half of the sovereign funds of the impoverished people of Afghanistan recently, a real life story of the rich and powerful robbing the indigent who are on the brink of famine and starvation. It is heart-breaking to witness this catastrophe being played out on the streets of Kabul and beyond. Have the Afghans not suffered enough in their long history of wars, recent ones being the 19th century wars against the British, followed by a few civil wars and then the ten-year war against Soviet Russia in the 1980s and the recently finished war against the US which lasted twenty years. When a State at its apogee of greatness and power cannot show compassion and solicitude for another race of people, then surely, that State is already in decline.
If ever the world needs another Song Jiang, it is now. Chinese history is filled with emperors who ruled with “The Mandate of Heaven”, charged by Heaven to rule and take care of “All under Heaven” or tianxia. So, when the emperor loses the Mandate of Heaven, the virtuous hero has no qualms but to exercise his duty to correct the wrongs done to the people by greedy officials, corrupt judges and evil individuals. The hero for the poor and the helpless must rise up. Unfortunately, the heroes of Shuihuzhuan in applying their Confucian morals and virtue ended up on the wrong side of the law and became outlaws instead. Can the Water Margin teach and inspire us to avoid the mistakes of the past? Is it too late to suggest that Klaus Schwab and his Young Global Leaders all learn from this 12th century novel? To avoid chaos and suffer the ultimate downfall from power, those in lofty positions must remember to alway rule with virtue and kindness not corruption and greed, with justice and honesty not immorality and inequality, with benevolence and intelligence, not ineptitude and brutality, with love and tolerance, not violent force and threats.
In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.Confucius
What inspired the old man in Shuihuzhuan is the theme that all men are brothers. Song Jiang’s Confucian values of loyalty, honour and filial piety and his reverence for his brotherhood at Liangshan Marsh tugged at the old man’s heart strings. The old man remembers with fondness the camaraderie of his brotherhood of ‘Lasallian Saints’ formed during his school days, and till to this day, all school mates remain brothers. Who will be the Song Jiang in their brotherhood? Who will lead these brothers to a happier and fairer place? Will Song Jiang reveal himself in a later chapter?