A new year, psychologically at least a “new beginning”, so lets look at what it is that should concern us as Orthodox Christians in the British Isles. Some of the things that I mention are political but they are political things that should concern us very much when we look at them from the point of view of the Church and salvation of souls in our country. A lot of church people use the term “salvation of souls” as a catch-cry or accusation but we must be clear that from an Orthodox Christian point of view this is precisely what we mean: giving people the opportunity to do just that.
The first thing for all of us is the concentration on ourselves, our own souls and our increasing awareness of God, and alignment with His requirements of us. We have Christ’s clear teaching as to how we should live. It is there for all of us to read and follow and if we do not there are no excuses, only reasons, and the primary one is our own weakness. If we live following Christ’s teaching, we are a beacon for those around us and if we follow Christ, then others will be inspired to follow likewise and we will have done our primary duty.
We are, however living in complicated and dangerous times. It doesn’t require a huge amount of discernment to see the most obvious dangers.
The United Kingdom faces huge decisions in this coming year. We have in the past been led to believe that being involved in the European experiment was good for us. However we forget that the great men who originally advocated a European community never envisaged us as being members. Winston Churchill for instance saw it as a French-German thing, we were in his view, never to be involved. His object was purely to obviate any further German initiated wars.
What we see now is what has been recognised widely as a Fourth Reich, that is, a German dominated Europe. The organisation in Brussels has absorbed some 2 to 3 trillion pounds from its members taxpayers, including over £500 billion from UK taxpayers alone. The suspicion now is that the greater beneficiary of all this has been Germany, take a look at her cities and compare them with ours or the French cities and I think you’ll see what I mean.
Islam is obviously seeking to wrest control of our country, even the most “friendly”, “moderate” moslem seeks our conversion one way or another to this satanic religion. I say satanic because a simple reading of Mahommed’s original meeting with “Gabriel” was obviously a meeting with a satanic entity impersonating Gabriel. We must be aware of that. We should therefore be aware that there is a large body of political opinion in this country that is atheist and sees Islam as nothing more than “another church” and nothing to be frightened of, because so far that is the way they have wanted us to see them. We however, need to use our discernment to realise that the wholesale immigration of the followers of this satanic religion in no way helps this country, rather it is the destruction of this country. We need therefore to do all that we can to stop the inflow. Doing that will probably be most easily accomplished by exiting the European Union and electing politicians who recognise the danger.
Discerning the men that we elect to parliament is a Christian duty. We should elect only those who meet our moral standards, and that means not worrying too much about party, but about the individual and the standards that he has actually met in his life (not those he just talks about).
The History Of It All
We are launching out into a new year and all sorts of pundits are talking and writing about what we can or should be doing.
I am going to make some statements here that might offend some people, so be it, pre-political-correctness, people were always making statements that offended others and the others took it in their stride.
I am not talking here just about the United Kingdom, but far more generally.
The world order that predominated after Yalta was that of a bi-polar world. Whether one liked the Cold War or not, it eventually devolved into a position where war was practically impossible on a major scale due to the Mutually Assured Destruction thesis of nuclear balance.
The west, after America had grabbed for itself a “leadership” role, concentrated on preventing communism from spreading further and therefore involved itself in wars in Korea, Vietnam, Malaysia etc., only one of which (Malaysia fought by Britain and Australia) was successful.
Things changed radically after the fall of the Berlin Wall with the collapse of the Soviet Union and the emergence of a radically different Russia. Over the following twenty-five years, a multipolar world has emerged, with the growth of India, China and Brazil to add to Russia Britain Germany and the USA. This is vastly complicating when it comes to thinking about world events on any scale.
One of the important factors – perhaps the most important factor now influencing world events is the overwhelming power of global corporations.
In 2009, of the top 100 largest economic entities of the world, 44 were corporations – not countries. To put it into rough context, less than half of those, just the top twenty out of the top five hundred global corporations have assets worth 23 trillion dollars. Here are the top twenty companies as of mid 2015:
The three countries who host the majority of the top five hundred companies are China, the USA and Great Britain. The next nearest country has only half of Britain’s total.
What Are We To Make Of It?
There are many seemingly powerful think tanks and other organisations dedicated to the maintenance of democratic government around the world. However, cynically or realistically, the fact is that control of money means effective control of the activities of governments. Most governments only control the production of money but they do not control what happens to money once it enters the outside world
Imagining that our future is in the hands of our elected governments is foolish, for it arguably is not. Governments (most especially those of the United States and the United Kingdom) have demonstrably held a huge amount of information regarding the way decisions are made, secret. We have reason to suspect that corruption in less than obvious forms is concerned where those involved are not principally in agreement.
Academic Alex Carey explained the three most important 20th century developments, “The growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy.”
So is there a driving force? And if so what is it? Conspiracy theories apart, is there any compelling reason to believe that there is some agenda to the manipulation of governments and events?
Let us consider some of the less obvious players.
Of course there are the major banks, the major funds, the major oil companies and the major arms manufacturers. In most of these cases, it isn’t the corporations so much as the effective owner-controllers and what they want that should be of concern, if there is anything to be concerned about.
So are there any organisations through which these owner-controllers might act?
The Bilderberg Group, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission and the mother of all these, The Royal Institute of International Affairs, are bodies where decisions about the future of mankind may well be arrived at.
The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House). A seemingly open, well known institution. It was founded in 1920 and operates in London with a strong American Foundation in America. It has websites and you can easily see who its presidents and councillors are. However, it holds annual international meetings at which the Chatham House Rule operates: “When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed”. The participants are all members of other interesting organisations.
The Bilderberg Group
Bilderberg Group. Founded in 1947 at the Bilderberg Hostel by Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands and meeting every year since in conditions of considerable secrecy enforced by the host governments with no guest lists. Its 2015 meeting had 120 attendees, including many connected to or controlling the above list of companies and other companies in the next twenty rankings.
The Trilateral Commission
The Trilateral Commission today is now global with members from countries such as Argentina, Ukraine, Israel, Jordan, Brazil, Turkey, China. In his book “Trilaterals Over America”, Antony Sutton believes that the Trilateral Commission’s aim is to collaborate with the Bilderberger Group and the Council for Foreign Relations in “establishing public policy objectives to be implemented by governments worldwide.” He added that “Trilateralists have rejected the US Constitution and the democratic political process.” In fact he says, the Trilateral Commission was established to counter a “crisis in democracy” – too much of it – that had to be contained.
An official Trilateral Commission report was fearful about “the increased popular participation in and control over established social, political, and economic institutions and especially a reaction against the concentration of power of Congress and of state and local government.”
Zbigniew Brzezinski (Trilateral Commission’s co-founder)(Security Adviser to two Presidents of the USA) wrote in his “Between Two Ages – America’s Role in the Technotronic Era”:
“people, governments and economies of all nations must serve the needs of multinational banks and corporations. The US Constitution is inadequate….the old framework of international politics, with their sphere of influence….the fiction of sovereignty….is clearly no longer compatible with reality….”
Council for Foreign Relations
Founded in 1921 and headquartered in New York City, with an additional office in Washington, D.C.. Its membership has included senior politicians, more than a dozen secretaries of state, CIA directors, bankers, lawyers, professors, and senior media figures. The Council promotes globalisation, free trade, reducing financial regulations on transnational corporations, and economic consolidation into regional blocs such as NAFTA or the European Union, and develops policy recommendations that reflect these goals.
Its meetings bring together government officials, global business leaders and prominent members of the intelligence/foreign-policy community to discuss international issues. The Council runs the David Rockefeller Studies Program, which influences foreign policy by making recommendations to the presidential administration and diplomatic community.
Security and and Prosperity Partnership
At a March 23rd meeting, 2005 in Waco, Texas, attended by George Bush, Mexico’s Vincente Fox, and Canada’s Paul Martin, the Security and and Prosperity Partnership was founded, aka the North American Union. It was a secretive North America agreement – a group organized by the Canadian Council of Chief Executive, the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations, and the Council of Foreign Relations with the following aims:
Circumventing the legislatures of the three countries and their constitutions; Suppressing public knowledge or consideration; Proposing greater US, Canadian and Mexican economic, political, social, and security integration with secretive working groups formed to devise non-debatable, non-voted-on agreements to be binding and unchangeable.
In short, a corporate coup d’etat against the sovereignty of three nations enforced by hard line militarisation to suppress opposition.
It’s aim would be to create a borderless North America, corporate controlled, without barriers to trade or capital flows for business, America’s access to vital resources, especially oil, and Canada’s fresh water. Mexico’s increasingly “normal” drug cartels, now operating as ordinary corporations, with large holdings in many normal global corporations are apparently eligible for inclusion here.
Apparently secretively, over three hundred Security and and Prosperity Partnership ideas were written to harmonise the North America’s policies on energy, food, drugs, security, immigration, manufacturing, the environment, and public health along with militarising three nations for enforcement.
Does Security and and Prosperity Partnership represent another step toward the Bilderberg/Trilateralist/Council of Foreign Relations goal for World Government, taking it one step at a time?
One step was the European Union the result of many treaties and economic agreements: the December 1951 European Coal and Steel Community; the March 1957 Treaty of Rome establishing the European Economic Community; the European Atomic Energy Commission; the 1957 European Court of Justice; the 1960 European Free Trade Association; the 1967 European Economic Community merging the ECSC, EAEC and EEC together in one organization; the 1968 European Customs Union to abolish duties and establish uniform imports taxing among EEC nations; the 1978 European Currency Unit (Ecu); the February 1986 Single European Act revision of the 1957 Treaty of Rome; with the objective of forming a Common Market by December 31, 1992; the February 1992 Maastricht Treaty creating the European Union; and the Euro currency in 1999 replacing Ecu.
Over half a century, the above steps have cost European Union members their sovereignty “as some 70 to 80 per cent of the laws passed in Europe involve just rubber stamping of regulations already written by nameless bureaucrats in ‘working groups’ in Brussels or Luxembourg.”
The European Union embodies everything that is wrong with the corporate-globalised world that the above groups are trying to foist upon us: an unelected, powerful elite taking unilateral decisions in a foreign capital, a decidedly left-wing, multi-culturalist agenda combined with the worst excesses of nepotism and corruption, a contemptuous lack of financial transparency, together with an incompetence that is simply breathtaking.
The EU and NAU share common features: advocacy from a influential spokesperson; an economic and later political union; hard line security, and for Europe, ending wars on the continent between European Union member states; establishment of a collective consciousness in place of nationalism; the blurring of borders and creation of a “supra-government,” a superstate; secretive arrangements to mask real objectives; and the creation of a common currency.
Steps Toward a North American Union
At the 1991 Bilderberg meeting, David Rockefeller got governor Bill Clinton’s support for NAFTA if he became president; on January 1, 1994, with no debate under “fast-track” rules, Congress approved World Trade Organisation legislation; in December 1994 at the first Summit of the Americas, 34 Hemispheric leaders committed their nations to a Free Trade of the Americas agreement (FTAA) by 2005 – so far unachieved; on July 4, 2000, Mexican president Vincente Fox called for a North American common market in 20 years; on February 2001, the White House published a joint statement from George Bush and Vincente Fox called the “Guanajuato Proposal;” it was for a US-Canada-Mexico prosperity partnership (aka North American Union); in September 2001, Bush and Fox agreed to a “Partnership for Prosperity Initiative;” the September 11, 2001 attack gave cover to including “security” as part of a future partnership;
In April 2007, the Transatlantic Economic Council was established between America and the European Union to: create an “official international governmental body – by executive fiat; harmonise economic and regulatory objectives; move toward a Transatlantic Common Market
The End Game
Is all this a step closer to One World Government run by the world’s most powerful corporate interests?
The 2009 Bilderberg Group Meeting
From May 14th to the 17th, 2009, Bilderbergers held their annual meeting in Vouliagmeni, Greece, and according to Daniel Estulin have dire plans for global economies.
According to his pre-meeting sources, they’re divided on two alternatives:
“Either a prolonged, agonizing depression that dooms the world to decades of stagnation, decline and poverty (or) an intense but shorter depression that paves the way for a new sustainable world order, with less sovereignty but more efficiency.”
Well a depression certainly started in 2008 and we are still living with many of its consequences.
Other agenda items included: “the future of the US dollar and US economy;” with continued deception about green shoots signalling an end to recession and improving economy: suppressing the fact that bank stress tests were merely designed for deception; a final push to get the Lisbon Treaty passed for European Union adoption of neoliberal rules, including greater privatisations, fewer worker rights, capped social benefits, open border trade favouring developed over emerging states, and greater militarisation in the form of a European Union army.
After the meeting, there was a private a 73-page report on what was discussed. Noting that “One of Bilderberg’s primary concerns….is the danger that their zeal to reshape the world by engineering chaos (toward) their long term agenda could cause the situation to spiral out of control and eventually lead to a scenario where Bilderberg and the global elite in general are overwhelmed by events and end up losing their control over the planet.”
Estulin also noted some considerable disagreement between “hardliners” wanting a “dramatic decline and a severe, short-term depression (versus others) who think that things have gone too far” so that “the fallout from the global economic cataclysm” can’t be known, may be greater than anticipated, and may harm Bilderberger interests. Also, “some European bankers (expressed great alarm over their own fate and called the current) high wire act ‘unsustainable.’ ”
There was a combination of agreement and fear that the situation remains dire and the worst of the crisis lies ahead, mainly because of America’s extreme debt level that must be resolved to produce a healthy, sustainable recovery.
Topics also included: establishing a Global Treasury Department and Global Central Bank, possibly partnered with or as part of the IMF; a global currency.
One may wonder if the islamic invasion is part of their planned chaotic re-construction of Europe to suit their ends. Or is it something that has resulted from their planned chaos spinning out of control as they feared? Unintended consequences are very well known and creating chaos has considerable danger of creating unintended consequences.
And What Of All This?
Of course, we are dealing with human events and agendas and, as we well know the best laid plans of mice and men gang aft awry.
So have we cause for concern here? Are we starting at shadows? Is there real danger?
More to the point – as Christians – Orthodox Christians, should we be alarmed or are we just dealing with yet another embryonic empire with which we guardedly deal?
In theory there wouldn’t be a huge difference between living in the world apparently being devised by these people and living in say the Roman Empire. The government quite indifferent to our Christian agenda. We do not seek our kingdom of this world, we seek the kingdom of God. If God enacts the Second Coming then we know that these people cannot prevail.
So yes, the antichrist could well be something entirely different from previous imaginings. It might be this corporatising of the world, and we may indeed be seeing the numerous heads of a monster in these organisations. Certainly the kings of the earth seem to be flocking towards what they are devising, and certainly a one world government could well be the satanic agenda.
Whatever the truth of it is, we as Christians are primarily concerned with saving our own souls and enabling as many others as possible to follow with us in saving their souls. More than living The Way as Christ taught is not asked of us.