May 2, 2013 (#1322)

Alan Watt "Cutting Through The Matrix" LIVE on RBN:

 

Poem Copyright Alan Watt May 2, 2013:

You are Taught to Share Your Thought:

"It's the Age of Mass Thought-Control
And No Individualism is the Goal,
We've Been Dissected, Studied, Analyzed,
Indoctrinated into Being Standardized,
Each Person's Nature is Explicable,
Collectively We're Now Predictable,
TV Fictional Characters are Mimicked,
Traditions and Values are Limmericked,
The More the Owners Tell Me I'm Free,
I Remind Myself How it Used to Be"
© Alan Watt May 2, 2013

 

Poem & Dialogue Copyrighted Alan Watt - May 2, 2013 (Exempting Music, Literary Quotes, and Callers' Comments)

 

Hi folks.  I am Alan Watt and this is Cutting Through The Matrix on May 2, 2013. I always start off by advising newcomers to look into cuttingthroughthematrix.com website. You’ll see lots of sites listed there, these are all the official sites that I have. They all carry audios for free download and they all carry transcripts in English for print-up. If you go into alanwattsentientsentinel.eu you can get transcripts of a lot of the talks I’ve done in other languages. Remember too, you are the audience that bring me to you. This is not a business. It’s a necessity, really, simply, for the time to say things is almost over, and if you don’t get it all done, well… the future’s lost basically.

 

What I do is go through the history of the system, the big system that controls all of us actually. We’re all indoctrinated by it. It’s a scientifically controlled system. The people who designed it wrote lots and lots of books about it, over 100 years in fact.  Many of them who sat in the big international circles would write their memoirs and tell about their participation and their particular part of it.  That’s to do with social culture changes, the indoctrination of people using scientific technology and scientific methods, like behaviorism and neuroscience and so on. And it’s worked awfully, awfully well.  Every generation gets an update for the next push and the next push, because the future is planned that way, you see. And for a global society you have to do a whole lot of planning, obviously, and it was done a long, long time ago. A long time ago.  That’s why, really, you have such varied opinions between young people and even people 20 years older than themselves, because the younger ones always get the latest update which will be different from the ones before; that’s why there’s a sort of impasse there with points of view. Indoctrination works awfully, awfully well and those who are indoctrinated will be the last to ever admit it, or even look into it themselves.

 

So remember too, you bring me to you so you can help me go along by getting the books and discs, hopefully, at cuttingthroughthematrix.com, where I go through some of the techniques used upon the public down through thousands of years.  It’s very old tricks of conology; it still works very, very well. Today it’s even better of course with TV – seeing is believing – and all that kind of stuff, like Wag the Dog, the movie.  [Order and donation options listed above.]  And straight donations are really, seriously welcome as we go through inflation, which of course is just printing more and more money and devaluating the currencies, across the world actually.

 

The whole world is going through the same system because we’re globalized, we’re standardized. And they have to bring in a new currency, eventually; when, I don’t know. But they really do want one day to have a world currency. At the moment they’ve got different agreements to do with trading blocs. The European Union now has its own currency, the euro. And they want the Americans eventually to have the next one too, for the whole of the Americas; they’ve been pushing that for quite a few years and haven’t quite got it yet. The Far Eastern Pacific Rim too will eventually get the same thing as well. The three main trading blocs that Karl Marx talked about a long time ago.

 

So we’re living through planned change, and those who control power today always control the future because they ensure that everything is progressing towards their own future, the one that they want for their own offspring, in the same positions of power. Power never gives itself up. It doesn’t like to share power, with anyone else outside. It always tries to get more and more power. And we truly are living through a scientific age of massive control, MASSIVE control.  Really, it started big time, of course, with television and it’s still being used to its maximum today. Back with more after this.

 

Hi folks we’re back Cutting Through The Matrix talking about the system, and it really is an all-pervasive system. But it’s a system that was not unforeseen by those that plan it, obviously, because they did plan it, all of it, the cultural changes, the economic changes, even the austerity.  How do you get austerity through? You must create crashes. Of course the ones who helped create the crashes own the banks.  And the banks themselves lost nothing whatsoever; in fact, they gained an awful lot through it.  Because things don’t disappear in bank crashes; there’s a lot of property involved and businesses too, and so on and so on. They get bailouts and all the rest of it too, so they’re actually better off after it, for the banks. But anyway, the public lose every time because the whole point is, you see, there’s always been a kind of feudal system on the go.

 

I’ve said many, many times that one of the big players, even in the 1950s, was Charles Galton Darwin who was a physicist himself; he worked on the Manhattan project. Of course he was the grandson of Charles Darwin and the Galtons, you know, the rest of them, and the Benns, the Wedgwoods. He basically said, there’s always been slavery in some form or another – in his own book, The Next Million Years, he said this.  And he said, we’re now in the process of creating a more sophisticated form of slavery. In other words, it’s a form of slavery where most folk don’t know that they’re actually slaves. It’s worked awfully well, in fact. It’s even getting better as they use all the sciences now, as I say, the neuroscience they love to call it now.  It sounds more scientific, neuroscience, doesn’t it? better than just psychology or behaviorism. But the fact is, they’re using all of these techniques on the general public for indoctrinative purposes.

 

It’s an old technique too because they used it in the Soviet system. Pavlov, of course, designed a system for all the schools in the Soviet Union. Again, based on studying animals, torturing animals, they could do the same with people too, they found out, and condition them into the kind of people they want them to be. Because the whole thing behind the Marxist part of it – which is owned as well by the same bankers, the big bankers – is that they could bring in a society of planned behavior, and planned behavior then, the people are standardized. If you’ve got standardized populations then you have complete control over all of them. Free will and individualism had to be demolished. That’s why everything in communism is literally that, it’s commune, you see; it takes a village to raise a child, all that kind of stuff.

 

That’s why you got so much going on in some countries right now, under various treaties they’ve signed at the United Nations, to do with the Rights of the Child, that actually gives the parents no rights at all, and gives the State all rights. Because that, again, is Marxist policy, you can create the kind of individual you want. In fact, you can recondition them – they truly believe this, even though it never worked, for prisoners for instance, I’m talking about felons – they can recondition them to be normal people, like everybody else, like a robot, and give them new programming.

 

So this is the same thing that’s going on in the schools today to bring in the global citizen. Everyone would be given a different indoctrination according to their class that they belong to. Don’t think for a minute that communism is classless. Ask the multibillionaires that came out of the Soviet Union, you know, the great utopia of equality, supposedly. And they all flood like rats out of the ship when it was time to run – mind you, they knew long in advance they were going to take it down – and move into the West, incredible amounts of money. But anyway, that’s the system that you live in too.

 

So as I say, the technocratic age, that was said by Brzezinski, another technocrat himself. Now, a technocrat is someone who’s appointed to positions, and they’re appointed to these positions, never elected. They could also be ex-presidents, prime ministers, high civil servants, that know their business, know their job, and they’re given lots and lots of leeway and rope to get things done, behind the scenes, without being responsible to the general public because they are unelected. But this is what Brzezinski said.  He says...

 

The technocratic age is slowly designing every day a more controlled society. The society will be dominated by an elite of persons free from traditional values, who will have no doubt in fulfilling their objectives by means of purged techniques, with which they will influence the behavior of people and will control and watch society in all details. It will become possible to exert a practically permanent watch on each citizen of the world.

 

That was done about 30 odd years ago. Now, in Between Two Ages, the book he wrote, he talks about the Technotronic Era. He also mentions in it too… A technique would be given to the public whereby there would be amazing communication between people. Of course, he was talking about the upcoming computer, in the early days. But they knew exactly where they were going, and they knew they could bring us into a place where they could, as he says here, it would become possible to exert a practically permanent watch on each citizen of the world.  And it’s happened, you see. So nothing happens by chance. And the public are actually sold a different bill of goods. You’re told that things just developed by themselves, by very clever individuals, and you start to buy products just like that. You don’t realize, if they didn’t want the product out there, if it was detrimental, to them losing power, you’d never have it in the first place. It gives them more power because now they have, they’re watching the whole darn world now. Every email you have, every conversation that you have, every Tweet that you do, it’s all monitored by all the agencies, as I constantly read here every other week, when there’s new laws passed to give them more and more rights to use all of your information.

 

So you’re living in a controlled society. Nothing happens that isn’t planned long in advance. Nothing whatsoever. As I say, the technocrats are more important, as far as I’m concerned, than the ones that you think you elect, who are more puppets. In fact there’s so much puppets they have their own PR staff. Even President Obama there, he’s got one man that all the information must go through. That guy is more important than Obama. He decides what image the public will have, and if Obama says something that might be misconstrued he’ll simply, it will not get out there. It’s like a censorship department basically.

 

Every country has Department of Information – think about it – just like George Orwell had in 1984.  Britain’s got one too, the Department of Information.  Of course, that means it’s a censorship department, of what perceptions the public will be given, by data, and what they’ll not be given and so on and so on. This is the so-called freedom that you think that you live in. And the left-wing and the right-wing, it’s all nonsense because whatever was left of the right-wing was gone long ago as a new dominant minority took over. And the bankers truly do run the world today.  They truly, really do.

 

Anyway, I’ll get back to what I’m on about here. Now, as we go through all this system too, you got to understand that royalty isn’t what you think it is.  It never was actually. Royalty that ruled over places in Britain generally were foreigners that came in from outside. Then they married a lot of the bankers too, by the way, as the elite always married the elite, and wealth. They generally have disdain for the people that they rule over because they have nothing in common with them, literally; even racially, they’ve got nothing in common with them. They always talk about how we’re always going towards democracy, etc., etc.  But the British Royal family, for one, is incredibly, incredibly wealthy. I mean, we just don’t know how much they actually get. What’s even more amazing now too, they even get a salary. Each one of them gets a massive salary, to keep them living in this high luxury, to wave their hands and attend functions and go play polo and stuff. But here’s an article here to show you that the feudal system is alive and well.  And remember that Carroll Quigley, for the Council on Foreign Relations/Royal Institute of International Affairs – he was their private historian. He said, we’re bringing in a new feudal system with the corporate CEOs being the new feudal overlords. And that’s already here. Understand, these big corporations, international corporations have governments; they have their own governments inside them. Some of them have more bureaucrats than countries have, and levels of bureaucrats and lawyers and spin merchants and all the rest of it, than your own governments too.

 

Prince Charles, as I say, it says here....

 

Prince Charles uses 'intestate' cash in Cornwall to fund his own charities

guardian.co.uk / Robert Booth / 1 May 2013

 

Prince Charles has used money from people who die without wills or family in Cornwall (Alan:  So, without wills or family, if you die, in Cornwall – that’s part of one of his estates, they call it an estate; they just happen to own all the land everywhere.) to fund his own charities and to support bursaries at his old private school in Scotland.

 

As Duke of Cornwall, a title that already provides him with an £18m private annual income (A:  ...just for that title you get that 18,000,000 pounds. That’s not bad, eh?), a quirk of history means Charles becomes the owner of the assets of anyone living in the county who dies "intestate".  (A:  ...which means no will or no family.)

 

Last year that provided him with more than £450,000 and he is sitting on £3.3m in cash from many years of collecting Cornish legacies, latest accounts show.

 

In 2012, the benevolent fund he set up to use the money made one of its largest grants of £5,000 to the elite public school of Gordonstoun in Scotland where a place now costs £30,000 a year.  (A:  ...for the students, 30,000 pounds.  I think he went there for a little while, not very long because he couldn’t handle it; it was too rough for him and they had to move him.  Because the guys there are really taught to really compete, big time, and be rather physical as well, so he had to move.)

 

The biggest grant was £19,300 to Charles's charity Business in the Community, whose supporters include some of the biggest companies in Britain. Another £1,000 went to his London-based Prince's Foundation for Building Communities, which champions the prince's controversial ideas about architecture and planning.  (A:  They have the special communities they set up in Britain for the future world, you know, the managerial class, for the world – there’s world managers, you understand. And just like the rest of you, you all get crowded into these communitarian areas, the overcrowded slums, for Agenda 21, they already have these other ones set aside, these model places for the world managers, the ones that will manage you.  You know, the better ones will manage you, and they’re really, really nice when you see some of them; you can look them up on the websites.)

 

The donations have drawn particular criticism in Cornwall, where there were calls for the inheritances to be channelled into the public purse as they are in the rest of England.

 

Burt Biscoe, a councillor in Truro, said Charles was "abusing the loyalty" of Cornish people and the "privilege" of receiving the intestate assets. (A:  A while back too he was in trouble, about 20 years ago, because he still owns feudal estates, and he has these peasants working in these rented… these tenant farmers, paying them below the minimum wage. Back with more after this.) 

 

Hi folks, we’re back Cutting Through The Matrix and most folk I’m sure know about the first of May and what it stands for and so on. It goes back into the old pagan times to do really with the birth not just of spring but of summer; they already had a spring one but this was a summer one too. Some countries even had kind of orgies in the ancient times as well; procreation, the birds are all doing it, everybody’s doing it. So it has lots of connotations too. But we also know as well that the communist faction had that May Day as well as part of their so-called progress, etc., a symbol of renewal, year after year, just like the birds coming out and so on, they would always be pushing and pushing. They even had songs about it too, some of them were covert ones and almost occultic, and were very popular too.  But it’s interesting that President Obama has marked May the 1st as basically loyalty day.  Loyalty Day.  I’ll put the link up tonight from the White House for those that want to read it. He says…

 

The White House - Office of the Press Secretary - For Immediate Release April 30, 2013

Presidential Proclamation -- Loyalty Day, 2013

whitehouse.gov/the-press-office

 

This Loyalty Day, I call upon all the people of the United States to join in support of this national observance, whether by displaying the flag of the United States or pledging allegiance to the Republic for which it stands.

 

It’s so amazing to me, I’ve always thought about it, and I’ve said it many, many years ago, that it’s amazing how folk can worship a symbol, and still worship the symbol, thinking it’s the same thing, when literally everything’s been reversed, or you’ve even been taken over, the country; they don’t even notice that they’ve been taken over. It’s quite amazing to me that folk just drift along to it. It’s really great imprinting.

 

Also too...

 

Abortion clinic video makers call for government investigation

washingtontimes.com / Cheryl Wetzstein / May 1, 2013

 

A pro-life activist group that uses hidden cameras to go undercover in abortion clinics called Wednesday for a government investigation into the practice of letting “born-alive” children die.

 

“We believe in human rights for everyone — human rights for the child in the womb, the child outside the womb, and true protection and medical care for women. Not the brutality that goes on during these procedures,” Lila Rose, president of Live Action, said at a rally Wednesday in front of Washington Surgi-Clinic near George Washington University in Northwest Washington. 

 

It’s also interesting too that Obama, well the whole bunch, you know darn well that he’s been with Planned Parenthood and the whole agenda for pro-abortion. But it’s amazing that that Gosnell pretty well had that whole bunch of charges dropped saying that the children died. Well, if the children were already born, but were dead, why was he snipping their necks to kill them afterwards?, etc, all that kind of stuff. You see, they can’t possibly attack it at all, or it would have too much consequences and too much ramifications, because this is a massive agenda, that goes back to the 1800s, in certain circles, the ones that pushed it that is.  And you should read that up for yourselves, the history of it.

 

This is quite an amazing one too…

 

Chinese surgeon should not keep award, academics say

(A:  It’s from Australia.) smh.com.au /  April 30, 2013 / Amy Corderoy

 

A Chinese doctor accused of overseeing the harvesting (A:  I like how they say ‘harvesting’ of organs, as though it’s like a crop.) of organs from political prisoners (A:  ...in China.) for transplantation should be stripped of an honorary professorship awarded by the University of Sydney, academics say.

 

The honour awarded to transplant surgeon Huang Jiefu, who was until recently China's vice-minister for health and now oversees its organ transplant committee, has split university staff and transplant experts.

 

They are basically still practising execution on demand.  (A:  And they do, because you see when some rich sod needs some organ, you see, very rich, anywhere in the world now, they try and get a good DNA match; of course, they’ve got them all listed in the prisons. So they just go and execute them and get the fresh thing, you see, it’s very fresh, more bucks for the fresh thing, and that’s that. So they get awards for that now.)

 

(A:  Now, in a previous article I read about abortion.  I mentioned years ago, once you start with abortion, then life becomes cheap. And you’d better understand that another big founder of Planned Parenthood up there was Julian Huxley at UNESCO, at the United Nations.  I’ve read his articles on the air and he talked about, the need to dethrone humanity from his pedestal thinking he’s a supreme being, and bring him down to a lower level, in order to accept the fact that they wanted to go ahead with aborting us, and life is cheap, so they had to train you that life is cheap. It’s already been done.  I’m not complaining because it’s already been done; there’s no point in complaining about what’s happened. Because most folk today don’t care. All the degradation that was injected into us through indoctrination has been awfully effective through the generations. And now they’re going after the elderly. Now they’re even saying that they’d like folk to drop dead when you retire rather than just simply collect your pension, stuff like that. Because one thing leads to the next, to the next, to the next, to the next, you understand. So when you knock down anyone else’s life, you know, it also affects your own. Whether you like it or not it does. It does. Why should anybody stand up for you? You’re just another life, aren’t you? There is no big deal in that. And that’s where it goes. That’s what they want. That’s what the Masters that run the world want.  Anyway it says…)

 

But the university and the international Transplant Society say Dr Huang has been the "foremost leader" in reforming organ donation in China, calling for less reliance on organs from executed prisoners.  (A:  Well, he’s made his cash up until now, right, on it. So they get awards for doing it now, if you’re very rich you can afford this kind of stuff.)

 

Also too, remember I’ve mentioned many times that the whole big plan set up by the Royal Institute of International Affairs/Council on Foreign Relations, the Fabian Society, all the boys – they’re all part of the same group by the way, left and right wing – to set up wars, to bring countries to their knees, to amalgamate nations into blocs like the European Union, which they did. They also put in the central banks, and then they amalgamated them into the European Central Bank...

 

ECB cuts interest rate to record-low 0.5%

(A:  ...it’s like a last-ditch attempt before the depression.)

In desperate measure to drag Eurozone out of recession

dailymail.co.uk / Simon Tomlinson and Hugo Duncan  / 2 May 2013

(A:  Back with more after this.)

 

Hi folks, I’m Alan Watt.  We’re Cutting Through The Matrix talking about the European Central Bank, this private bank that’s really helped sink lots of countries by forcing them, through treaties they’ve all signed with the European Union, to keep throwing billions of dollars in there, or euros or whatever, to plug holes in other countries that are failing. So they all have to borrow money, from the World Bank and the IMF, to lend… to give, throw into, give away, to these ones that are sinking. And now they’re all in a mess. Now, this is not craziness. This is planned this way, to give eventually the BIS, the Bank for International Settlements total power over the world.  Because that’s what Carroll Quigley wrote in his own book about them, and he was part of this; he was the historian for the Royal Institute of International Affairs that set up these organizations for world integration under a big banking system. So they’re right on with where they want to go. They create the crisis, then they give you the solution to the crisis. And the countries that all joined the European Union are all worse off than they ever were before, ever, actually; they are all in incredible debt. The IMF is running Ireland and quite a few other countries now. And they’re debt slaves forever. Anyway it says…

 

ECB cuts interest rate to record-low 0.5%

In desperate measure to drag Eurozone out of

(A:  ...what they call...) Recession

dailymail.co.uk / Simon Tomlinson and Hugo Duncan  / 2 May 2013

 

(A:  It’s a depression, folks. When countries are going under it’s called a depression.)

 

The European Parliament cut its benchmark interest rates to a new record low to stimulate the lagging economy in the 17 countries that use the euro.

 

The rate setting Council lower the refinancing rate ¼ point (A:  That means nothing to all of us, of course.)

 

The move comes amid fears the eurozone economy may not recover later in the year from its recession. (A:  They keep saying recession. There are countries sinking… There are countries rioting for goodness sake. There are people who have lost everything… And the banks are plundering them too. And we get this rubbish called an article here that says recession. So that’s all I’ll do on this one.  But it just shows you, we live in absolute fantasy.)

 

Also too, it says…

 

HMRC (A:  Her Majesty’s Revenue collection agency… This is the Queen. Of course, the Queen still owns everything in all the Commonwealth countries, and Britain, whether people like it or not, even though they call themselves a democracy.)

LET GOLDMAN SACHS OFF TAX (A:  ...let them off with it.) TO AVOID ‘MAJOR EMBARRASSMENT’ FOR GEORGE OSBORNE (A:  ...the MP.)

ukuncutlegalaction.org.uk / 02/05/2013

 

In the legal case against HMRC over the ‘sweetheart’ tax deal with Goldman Sachs, details have emerged of a controversial cover up to avoid political embarrassment at the heart of government.

 

It came to light in the High Court that the former tax chief, Dave Hartnett, chose to waive the £20 million that Goldman Sachs owed to HMRC (A:  ...the taxes for Britain.) to save his personal reputation, and avoid major political embarrassment for George Osborne and HMRC. The political scandal has been revealed by UK Uncut Legal Action, the anti-cuts campaigners who have brought the case against HMRC.

 

Dave Hartnett personally overruled legal advice, the HMRC’s own guidelines and HMRC’s internal review Board which all stated that HMRC was in a position to force Goldman Sachs to pay back the money owed. Shortly after the oral deal had been made between Dave Hartnett and Goldman Sachs to waive the £20 million that Goldman Sachs owed, the HMRC’s High Risk Corporate Programme Board, an internal oversight board, rejected the deal and recommended that negotiations be re-opened to recoup the money owed. 

 

So once again, it depends on who you are, and how powerful you are, and so on and so on and so on, and whose rear end you’re going to save in these kinds of scandals. It’s amazing the money they toss around. It’s all abstract to us isn’t it? It’s all just a complete abstract to us. But these boys do it. Mind you, if you miss an ‘I’, or don’t stroke off the right little box in the stuff that you’ve got to send to the government, you’re in the slammer.  Eh?   Equality for all, eh? What a joke.

 

Also to do with this odd thing that happened in the US…

 

Fracking debris

(A:  They take it away from the fracking areas, all the stuff they’ve drilled and so on...) considered too radioactive even for waste site  (A:  ...to be dumped in.)

rt.com /  April 26, 2013

 

A truck carrying drill cuttings from a fracking site set off a radiation alarm at a landfill in Pennsylvania. Emitting gamma radiation ten times higher than the permitted level, the waste was rejected by the landfill.

 

After the alarm went off, the MAX Environmental Technologies truck was immediately quarantined and sent back to the Marcellus Shale fracking site it had come from in Greene County, Va. The 159-acre Pennsylvania landfill site accepts residual and hazardous waste, but the cuttings were too radioactive for the site to safely dispose.  (A:  Where did this stuff come from, hmm?)

 

The Pennsylvania landfill, located in South Huntingdon, rejects waste that emits more than 10 microerm per hour of radiation. The fracking materials were found to emit 96 microerm per hour of Radium 226 – a rate that is 84 times higher than the Environmental Protection Agency’s air-pollution standard and ten times higher than the landfill’s permitted level, Forbes reports.

 

Exposure to the materials taken from the fracking site can have serious health consequences, including the risk of developing cancer. The high level of radiation emitted by the materials serves as alarming news for environmentalists and residents located near hydraulic fracturing sites across the US.

 

The drill cuttings have been sent back to the well pad where they were extracted. (A:  It also makes you wonder too, what’s been buried all over the place as well, in times gone by, eh? But as far as I can see, it doesn’t say where it came from. I mean, why was it up there in the first place?   Hmm?  We always get these big mysteries, but folk always suffer as they, of course, try and forget the mystery.)

 

And also…

 

Everything Is Rigged: The Biggest Price-Fixing Scandal Ever

The Illuminati were amateurs. The second huge financial scandal of the year reveals the real international conspiracy: There's no price the big banks can't fix.

(A:  This is from the Rolling Stone.) rollingstone.com / Matt Taibbi / APRIL 25, 2013

 

Conspiracy theorists of the world, believers in the hidden hands of the Rothschilds and the Masons and the Illuminati, we skeptics owe you an apology. You were right. The players may be a little different, but your basic premise is correct: (A:  ...maybe they’re not so different after all.) The world is a rigged game. We found this out in recent months, when a series of related corruption stories spilled out of the financial sector, suggesting the world's largest banks may be fixing the prices of, well, just about everything.

 

You may have heard of the Libor scandal, in which at least three – and perhaps as many as 16 – of the name-brand too-big-to-fail banks have been manipulating global interest rates, in the process messing around with the prices of upward of $500 trillion (that's trillion, with a "t") worth of financial instruments. When that sprawling con burst into public view last year, it was easily the biggest financial scandal in history – MIT professor Andrew Lo even said it "dwarfs by orders of magnitude any financial scam in the history of markets."

 

That was bad enough, but now Libor may have a twin brother. Word has leaked out that the London-based firm ICAP, the world's largest broker of interest-rate swaps, is being investigated by American authorities for behavior that sounds eerily reminiscent of the Libor mess. Regulators are looking into whether or not a small group of brokers at ICAP may have worked with up to 15 of the world's largest banks to manipulate ISDAfix, a benchmark number used around the world to calculate the prices of interest-rate swaps.

 

Interest-rate swaps are a tool used by big cities, major corporations and sovereign governments to manage their debt, and the scale of their use is almost unimaginably massive. It's about a $379 trillion market, meaning that any manipulation would affect a pile of assets about 100 times the size of the United States federal budget.

 

It should surprise no one that among the players implicated in this scheme to fix the prices of interest-rate swaps are the same megabanks – including Barclays, UBS, Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase and the Royal Bank of Scotland (A:  ...which is mainly owned by shares by the government of England.)  – that serve on the Libor panel that sets global interest rates. In fact, in recent years many of these banks have already paid multimillion-dollar settlements for anti-competitive manipulation of one form or another (in addition to Libor, some were caught up in an anti-competitive scheme, detailed in Rolling Stone last year, (A:  And the link’s there for that too.) to rig municipal-debt service auctions). (A:  They’re into everything, eh.) Though the jumble of financial acronyms sounds like gibberish to the layperson, the fact that there may now be price-fixing scandals involving both Libor and ISDAfix suggests a single, giant mushrooming conspiracy of collusion and price-fixing hovering under the ostensibly competitive veneer of Wall Street culture.  (A:  In other words, it’s an international organization.  It’s a big Mafia, folks. It is. That’s what it is.)

 

The Scam Wall Street Learned From the Mafia  (A:  And it’s not the Italian Mafia.)

 

Why? Because Libor already affects the prices of interest-rate swaps, making this a manipulation-on-manipulation situation. If the allegations prove to be right, that will mean that swap customers have been paying for two different layers of price-fixing corruption. If you can imagine paying 20 bucks for a crappy PB&J because some evil cabal of agribusiness companies colluded to fix the prices of both peanuts and peanut butter, you come close to grasping the lunacy of financial markets where both interest rates and interest-rate swaps are being manipulated at the same time, often by the same banks.

 

"It's a double conspiracy," says an amazed Michael Greenberger, a former director of the trading and markets division at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and now a professor at the University of Maryland. "It's the height of criminality."  (A:  And I’m telling you one thing, the guys that do nothing, and mind you too, some of them are intergenerational.  They’ve got every trick in the book. I think they are weaned on scams, to be honest with you. They can see a scam behind everything. They can actually see through everything; they’re incredibly streetwise. Then they’re trained through universities, to sharpen and hone their skills, and then they’re set loose on the general public. And this is what you get, international criminality, where the average person can’t get their mind around all the bends. See, most folk think in a linear fashion. These guys are nonlinear. They are nonlinear, that’s why they get off with this. That’s why folk can hardly figure out what they’re up to. I’m not kidding about that too; that’s a fact.)

 

The bad news didn't stop with swaps and interest rates. In March, it also came out that two regulators – the CFTC here in the U.S. and the Madrid-based International Organization of Securities Commissions – were spurred by the Libor revelations to investigate the possibility of collusive manipulation of gold and silver prices. "Given the clubby manipulation efforts we saw in Libor benchmarks, I assume other benchmarks – many other benchmarks – are legit areas of inquiry," CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton said.

 

But the biggest shock came out of a federal courtroom at the end of March – though if you follow these matters closely, it may not have been so shocking at all – when a landmark class-action civil lawsuit against the banks for Libor-related offenses was dismissed. In that case, a federal judge accepted the banker-defendants' incredible argument: If cities and towns and other investors lost money because of Libor manipulation, that was their own fault for ever thinking the banks were competing in the first place.

 

"A farce," was one antitrust lawyer's response to the eyebrow-raising dismissal.

 

"Incredible," says Sylvia Sokol, an attorney for Constantine Cannon, a firm that specializes in antitrust cases.

 

All of these stories collectively pointed to the same thing: These banks, which already possess enormous power just by virtue of their financial holdings – in the United States, the top six banks, many of them the same names you see on the Libor and ISDAfix panels, own assets equivalent to 60 percent of the nation's GDP – are beginning to realize the awesome possibilities for increased profit and political might that would come with colluding instead of competing. (A:  In other words, carteling, folks. But you know something? They’ve been doing it forever. They don’t compete. It’s a big club, to rig the rates. It’s like a whole bunch of stores getting together, or fishmongers saying, let’s all rig the price of fish, don’t undercut anybody else. This is as old as the hills. But the banks have always been doing this.) Moreover, it's increasingly clear that both the criminal justice system and the civil courts may be impotent to stop them, even when they do get caught working together to game the system.

 

If true, that would leave us living in an era of undisguised, real-world conspiracy, in which the prices of currencies, commodities like gold and silver, even interest rates and the value of money itself, can be and may already have been dictated from above. (A:  Well, it has.)  And those who are doing it can get away with it. (A:  Well, they always have.) Forget the Illuminati – this is the real thing, and it's no secret. You can stare right at it, anytime you want.  (A:  Yep.  But nothing happens about it. Most folk don’t mind. Most folk, the average person, I’m not kidding you, will flick on the TV, you could have God himself reading the same article here and right after it they’ll turn on the TV and forget all about it within about 30 seconds. Because it means… As long as that money can go out and buy the same ice cream or popsicle, they’ll be... that’s it; they don’t care. That’s why the big boys do these things, because folk at the bottom don’t care.)

 

And global warming…

 

Global Warming Now Leading To Snowy Springs…”

Beaches Under Snow”!

notrickszone.com / P Gosselin / 1. Mai 2013

 

How far off have climate scientists been in projecting the future of our climate – winter in particular? They and their “models” couldn’t have gotten it more wrong!

 

Ten years ago they were telling us to forget seeing snow in the wintertime in the future. Now we are seeing tons of the stuff in the wintertime – and spring as well! 

 

(A:  They even had a report out of Saudi Arabia...)

Reader and contributor “Jimbo” sent me a link to a report out of Saudi Arabia, a country famous for its heat and desert (my emphasis):

 

Saudi city covered with snow following unrelenting weather.  (A:  Mind you, they’re spraying the world now, geoengineering. Of course, the whole idea is to cool it; I think they’ve overdone it a bit, and quite a lot in fact. Apart from the health effects too, which is really nasty for people. They know they’re doing it to us too.)

 

Also this article to do with Google glasses, now, I would never use them of course, but lots of folk will because it’s cool and it’s new. And new is good, right? That’s what you’re trained to believe. But it says…

 

Google Glass HACKED to transmit everything you see and hear:

Experts warn 'the only thing it doesn't know are your thoughts'

dailymail.co.uk / Mark Prigg / 2 May 2013

 

Hackers have been able to remotely watch and hear everything a wearer does, and today warned 'nothing is safe once your Glass has been hacked.'

 

Although Glass does not go on sale to the public until next year (A:  Right now, they’ve got trial ones out for people.), the attack raises major security and privacy questions over Google's plans for the device.

 

Hackers claim they can remotely take control of Glass, and see and hear everything a wearer does. Today they called for Google to improve the security on the device before it goes on sale to the public next year.  (A:  Well, I think they want it to be hackable, to be honest with you.)

 

Hackers claim that with access to Glass, which is claimed to take just a few minutes with a device to obtain, they could:

 

Record audio and video at any time

Photograph keys to make copies

Watch online passwords being entered

See letters being read or written

See door codes being tapped in

 

'Once the attacker has root on your Glass, they have much more power than if they had access to your phone or even your computer: they have control over a camera and a microphone that are attached to your head,' wrote Jay 'saurik' Freeman, a well known programmer who has previously developed hacked to bypass security on iPhones and Android handsets.

 

'A bugged Glass doesn't just watch your every move: it watches everything you are looking at (intentionally or furtively) and hears everything you do.

 

'The obvious problem, of course, is that you might be using it in fairly private situations.  (A:  Well, why do you think they are putting them out there, folks? It’s for the idiots. I’m sorry to say so, but it’s true. It’s for the idiots. To make sure that you can’t get any privacy, if you’re walking past the idiots on the streets, you know. That’s what it’s about, folks. It’s for the big boys. That’s what the computer was for too, to watch you, to know all about you. Back with more after this.)

 

Hi folks, we’re back Cutting Through The Matrix.  Also too, as I’ve said so many times, we’re the most studied species on the planet; that’s what humans are, and happen to be. You couldn’t believe the daily, the amount of… There’s thousands of studies going on all the time on us, about us, and on all kinds of areas, all the time. Because the ones that own you have got to make sure they know all about you, and what’s changing, in fact, if the things that they’re trying to change are working or not; that’s what the polls and so on are for. And a lot of them are very factual as well. That’s how they can always be sure of the next step and the next step, or do they have to just keep pushing at a certain area for PC, political correctness, to get the right effect that they want and so on. They’re always studying us. But part of it too was also to bring in the Great Society, as they call it, the new type of human. As I say, the communists used to call it the Sovieticus, you know, for the new kind of human that they were going to create. But they’re still at it, because it’s all Marxian anyway, and Marxism is simply a branch of the bankers, because they run both sides.  Dialectical materialism, you need two opposing forces just to bring in the thesis, you know. And that’s what they’ve done, that’s how it works. You can’t get change unless you get two opposing forces. It says…

 

Young people want everything but can't be bothered to earn it as 'fantasy gap' between actual earnings and expectations widens among graduates

dailymail.co.uk / Sara Smyth / 2 May 2013

 

 Research into the life goals of three generations of students shows teenagers are more driven by materialism than ever.

 

Numbers don't add up as 62 per cent want to have money but 39 per cent don't want to work for it.  (A:  That’s the new socialism, you see.)

 

Life goals of 355,000 students surveyed in U.S show a shift in priorities.

 

They want all the cash and the flashy lifestyles, but young people just aren’t prepared to work hard to achieve it.  (A:  They don’t think they should.)

 

Today's teenagers have a greater sense of entitlement than previous generations, according to new research.

 

Studies show that teenagers are more materialistic than ever, while the desire to work hard is at an all-time low.

 

A survey into the life goals of three generations of students revealed a 'fantasy gap' between the desire for wealth and the desire to work.

 

The importance of life goals to young people have been tracked over almost 40 years in the graph above. (A:  And they have universities studying all parts of us, all the same things, you know, year after year.) The percentage of students who agree that the goal is important is measured on the left. The categories of goals are: 'The development of a meaningful philosophy of life' (A:  Well, they are always given their philosophy of life by the rulers, the dominant minority.) 'becoming well-off financially' 'having a great deal of money' and 'becoming a leader'. The outcome shows that, while leadership has increased over the years, 'being well-off' and 'having a great deal of money' are top priorities for students.  (A:  Well, who wants to be poor, right.) Developing a meaningful philosophy of life was important to 85 per cent of students in 1966. In 2008, only 48 per cent felt it was important.

 

The survey examined the priorities of 355,000 young people between 1976 and 2007.

 

Professor Jean Twenge, who led the research said there is a 'generational increase in narcissism and entitlement', the Professor from San Diego State University said.

 

That’s exactly what I’ve mentioned before, that the boys who set up this present system that we’re now living through, and many of these guys are now dead, these professionals, like Lord Bertrand Russell. He said, we shall bring in a narcissistic generation, back in the 1940s and 50s, to get through this phase, because they are too wrapped up in themselves to care about the big picture of what’s happening, about all those round about them. That’s part of the reason for it.  I’ll put this article up tonight for those who want to know about it.

 

From Hamish and myself from Ontario, Canada, it’s good night and may your God or your Gods GO with you. 

 

 

Topics of show covered in following links:

 

The Feudal System is Alive and Well---Prince Charles and "Intestate" Cash

May First is Loyalty Day

Abortion clinic video makers call for government investigation

Chinese Surgeon who Harvested Political Prisoners' Organs Gets Honorary Professorship Award from University of Sydney

Last Desperate Act of European Union Central Bank?

Her Majesty's Revenue Collector Let Goldman Sachs Off the Hook to Avoid Embarrassment

Fracking Debris and Radiation

Everything is Rigged--Rolling Stone on Libor Rigging

Global Warming and Snowy Springs

Google Glass Wearable Computer Hacked

The Young---Life Goals and Expectations