The Rape of the West


I wanted to find a less ugly title for this article, but I couldn’t find one that still conveyed the depth of the crimes that are under way. So, apologies where they are due.

In this post, I’m going to give you an overview of what is going on and an outline of how the schemes work. I am not going to “prove” everything I write with citations and math. That’s an important thing to do, but today I’ll pass. If you doubt anything I write here, do your own research: Find the facts, question them, compare them, and forge your own opinions.

What’s Happening

Right now, people who can fairly be called the “ruling elite” are bleeding the West dry, and many of them are fully aware of what they’re doing. Others are simply “doing what works” and hiding behind slogans like “it’s all legal” that help them bypass morality.

These people are doing this rather urgently at the moment, because the financial system is poised for a collapse. The system has been propped up with many trillions of dollars, but the debts within it will never be repaid. Once the reality of that can no longer be evaded, the hypnotic confidence people have in the system will break.

At this moment (June 2016), Europe and Japan are closer to the precipice than North America. That means that large capital flows are coming into the US and Canada. That drives up the prices of property, stocks, bonds, and other things. At some point, however, even “the last to crash” will indeed fail. And at that point, fear will spike to astonishing levels and a new game will have to be instituted. (See, please, The Breaking Dawn.)

The Debt Swindle

Imagine you had this deal:

  • You get a slice of every dollar created.

  • You get to set the key interest rates.

  • You are authorized to manipulate securities markets.

  • You get to lend out many, many multiples of the money you have.

  • You can do all of this with complete, government-enforced anonymity.

This is the position that central bankers occupy, and I am not embellishing. (Can you name the shareholders of the Federal Reserve Banks?)

Now ask yourself a question: What do you think these people are doing with this?

I’ll allow you to conduct your own thought experiments.

Also please understand that when debts are not repaid, reserves fall and many times that many dollars (which are based on reserves) vanish with them. Picture this as fractional reserve banking running in reverse. Fewer dollars will be chasing the same amount of goods.

Now, think of the 1930s and consider this crucial fact: Deflation transfers assets from borrowers to lenders.

If your income falls from $70,000 to $40,000, you’re not going to be hurt buying food – those prices will fall too – but your fixed mortgage will become unpayable. And when you fail to pay, the bank takes ownership of your house.

Now, please add this to the mix: The bank did not loan you the deposits of your friends and neighbors – the bank simply made up your mortgage loan by entering a number on a line. That mortgage you’re slaving to pay back was created from nothing, with a key stroke.

So, to sum this up (and yes, I am simplifying, which isn’t entirely fair), it costs the banks close to nothing to create loans, and when people can’t pay, the banks end up owning their houses (or factories or cars) outright.

Again, apply your own thoughts here.

The Next Level Down

The next level down from the central banks is occupied by the big corporations and institutions. These outfits operate through politics, rather than banking. To put it briefly, they purchase politicians, who write laws and regulations that secure monopoly positions for them. From those protected positions, they reap huge fortunes from the populace, who have no other options.

Think of Obamacare. Think of the university system. If you want medical treatment, you have to use the system; if you want a diploma (and you can’t be hired for most decent jobs without one), you have no options. You will pay these outfits whatever they ask, and you’ll jump through whatever hoops they tell you to jump through. All other choices are forbidden under force of law… laws that they purchased.

Look at the prices of medical care and higher education these days: They are bleeding you dry, precisely because you have nowhere else to go.

Pay attention this election cycle. How many billions of dollars will be raised for campaigns? These are simply payoffs; every major donor will expect favors for their donations. That’s the simple fact and all else is dreaming.

Bribery is legal these days, cloaked in regulation to cover its sin. The capital cities of the West are what P. J. O’Rourke rightly called “Parliaments of Whores.”

Again: Political donors are bribing politicians to gain monopoly positions. They are using those to bleed you dry. And so long as you keep obeying, they have absolutely no reason to change.

Mr. and Mrs. Average

At the present moment, Joe and Jane Average are keeping their heads down, making no waves (avoiding shame), and hoping to ride out the insanity. After all, they were taught that democracy is magic – a system that will always right itself, no matter what.

And so these basically decent people sit quietly, waiting for magic to appear, murmuring “democracy, democracy” as they are robbed day by day.

“Because… Terror!”

“Terror” is the greatest tool of compliance in modern times… and maybe ever. Westerners are glued to terror delivery systems (network television) day and night, soaking it all in and buying the same old political line: We must do more!

As I write this, the news has just hit that the monster who shot up a nightclub in Orlando was not only part of the American security complex, but had been interviewed by the FBI three times for suspected terrorist ties.

But that will hardly matter, because fear will fill the atmosphere and fear makes humans very, very stupid.

Terror keeps compliance at a peak. I am not being flamboyant when I say the system needs terrorist attacks to keep itself going. This is true all across the West.

Without fear-driven compliance, the system would crack. That’s simply the way things are. If Joe and Jane Average were confident and rational, they’d demand better for themselves and their children.

Your Choice

I’ve laid things out as best I can in brief. It’s now your job to check them and see if they’re true. And then it’s your job to start acting on your conclusions. I think I’ll write a bit about doing in the next few weeks, but that post will merely be my suggestions. You must decide to act – or to avoid acting – on your own. No one can act for you, and anyone who offers you an “easy path to action” is just another politician.

You alone must choose. You alone must face the consequences. There is no easy way.

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You may never look at life the same way again.

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Paul Rosenberg

News Channels Are Terror Delivery Systems; Politicians Are Terror Exploitation Specialists


Terrorists need news channels and vice-versa. Politicians need terrorists and vice-versa. There’s a symbiosis between these three that works like this:

Terrorists create and feed off of fear.

News channels deliver fear to the masses.

Politicians use fear to get what they want.

Some people may object to these facts being specified, but they’re true just the same.

Private and Public Opportunism

In this symbiosis, we see the rapacious natures of both the public and private sectors. I’ll begin by picking on the private sector.

I believe deeply in free markets, but if the participants don’t bring morality and decency into their markets, plenty of ugliness will remain. Free markets, after all, are ad hoc mechanisms of interaction, and nothing more. A market contains only the morality that its participants carry into it.

Now, the truth is that mom-and-pop operations tend to be remarkably decent and moral. There are occasional exceptions, but they are exceptions.

Big commerce, however – and by that I mean the “pay politicians for laws and regulations” kind of commerce – tends to run after anything that brings in more money or pumps its stock. Such corporations seldom bring morality into their markets. And if governments try to enforce law in their markets, it’s a good bet that they can be paid off. (Where’s Jon Corzine these days?)

News channels are this second type of operation. Frightening stories are the engine of their profits. They scour the Earth for terrifying images and fearful possibilities. And then they deliver them to huge swaths of humanity, who have an innate weakness for such things. It’s like selling sugar donuts to the obese.

As for the public sector, these are the people who deliver various types of monopoly rights in return for “contributions.” Multi-billion dollar industries are devoted to this, after all.

Politicians are also the people who say, in their forthright moments, “Never let a crisis go to waste.”

All of the above being so, we see this at the end of the line:

For news channels, terrorism means profits.

For politicians, terrorism means the steamrolling of dissent.

Terrorism furthers the goals of both these groups, and so they run greedily after it.

Terrorism Is Theater

As for the actual terrorists – evil, deceived beings that they are – they have learned to plan loud, flamboyant events, knowing that they’ll be broadcast all across the world. This is theater to them, you understand.

To make this point, I’ll quote from Lee Harris’s article, “Al Qaeda’s Fantasy Ideology,” published back in 2002:

The terror attack of 9-11 was not designed to make us alter our policy, but was crafted for its effect on the terrorists themselves: It was a spectacular piece of theater. The targets were chosen by al Qaeda… entirely because they stood as symbols of American power universally recognized by the Arab street. They were gigantic props in a grandiose spectacle in which the collective fantasy of radical Islam was brought vividly to life: A mere handful of Muslims, men whose will was absolutely pure, as proven by their martyrdom, brought down the haughty towers erected by the Great Satan. What better proof could there possibly be that God was on the side of radical Islam and that the end of the reign of the Great Satan was at hand?

The bottom line is this:

Hoards of frightened infidels provide a climax to the terrorist’s drama. It’s the big payoff.

On top of that, the more intelligent terrorists know how the Western game is played, and they know what Western politicians will do with it – what they have done with it. Here are the words of Osama Bin Laden, quoted by NewsMax, February 1, 2002:

I tell you, freedom and human rights in America are doomed. The US government will lead the American people, and the West in general, into an unbearable hell and a choking life.

That’s another big payoff for them.

At the End of the Day…

Both politicians and news channels have eagerly sold fear to achieve their own ends. There’s barely any way to deny that. Those who expected better from either of these groups should revisit their assumptions.

Furthermore, those who have played into the fear game need to extract themselves from it. We humans are wired to over-respond to fear, but we are also intelligent, willful beings, and we can control our own actions.

Just say no to it all. Because at the end of the day, this is also true:

As long as we keep giving our attention to news channels and politicians, terrorists will keep getting exactly what they want.

Paul Rosenberg