Globalisation – the way of the merchant warrior

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Globalisation is driving the world to ruin. You only have to look at the evidence presented to you in your morning paper, or on your car radio, or that rolling 24-hour news channel to feel that that is true.

How is it obvious?

Well, faced with the undeniable fact of a broken and bent financial system, each and every Western government has chosen to bail out and shore-up private companies from the public purse. That’s our money; yours and mine, and a number of generations of our children to.

It seems that some companies are too big to fail; at any cost. And what a cost this is. Here in Britain each and every family is the equivalent of £3,000 further in debt because of the government borrowing. That burden will impact not only you and I, but also our grandchildren and their grandchildren.

All that to prop-up a system that is so patently wrong and illogical that it defies belief that it can be sustained. Yet stand it does, a testament to smoke-and-mirror illusionism.

Why do the big trans-national corporations (TNC) want to press globalisation? Money, profit and exploitation of the world’s natural resources. Freer trade means less intrusive legislation and a green light for them to asset strip nation after nation.

In Europe £400 billion passes annually through the hands of the richest corporations, members of the elite ERT (European Roundtable of Industrialists). Many, perhaps the majority, of people know nothing of this organisation, yet it remains one of the most powerful and influential pressure groups (note those words) in the world. Don’t underestimate its strength, it has so far used its access to major political figures to shepherd a disparate group of nations into adopting a common currency largely against the democratic will of the nations’ people.

Nothing illegal obviously. Just presenting your case in the best light. You know the cause of ‘comparative advantage‘, or even absolute advantage, as espoused by Adam Smith. That’s the one where you produce the goods wherever it’s cheapest to do so, with no social conscience or imperative and sell them to the nation that can afford to pay the most for them.

And heaven forbid that people – fearing oh, say a credit-crunch – refuse to go out and do their duty and spend and buy and buy. If that ever happened you’d have to lean on the government again to say, oh, tell people not to hoard their savings but get out there and spend their way out of the recession.

Yes, that’s right. Barking isn’t it. Just when you’re not sure you’ll have a job beyond the next month, get up on your hind legs and dance to the tune of the piper.

“Money, money, money”.

It’s time to stop drinking the kool-aid, people.

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