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Politics / Social Issues Feb 19, 2010 - 04:18 AM GMT

By: Robert_Singer


Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleCan Jared Diamond’s definition of “Geographic Determinism” answer "Yali's 'Cargo' Question": Why "they" are so rich and "we" are so poor?

Geographic Determinism: The shape and location of continents, flora, fauna, microbes, water, climate, topography determine history:

Civilizations benefit because human populations with an east-west orientation (east-west) have a more consistent climate than those with a north-south orientation (Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, Jared M. Diamond).

No, it cannot.

Civilizations benefit because God and the House of Rothschild so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son to the human populations with an east-west orientation, that whosoever believeth in him shall not have to obey the laws of nature.

Original sin entered the world when man went from trying to survive, to trying to justify his existence. "Cogito, ergo sum", less ambiguously translated: “I am thinking, therefore I exist", which is the foundation of Western philosophy.

Societies of civilized savages began when hunters and gatherers started farming and discovered toilet paper.

Hunters and gatherers are unable to upset the ecological structures of the planet because they obey the laws of nature.

Agrarian Economies and Hemp

The first civilized societies and their agrarian economies had an environmental impact, but the damage was negligible because:

1) They practiced sustainable farming
2) The population had not reached carrying capacity
3) It was against the law not to grow HEMP

The eco-friendliest plant in all of history was so important that King Henry VIII in 1535 and Queen Elizabeth in 1563 signed into law that every landowner must grow hemp.

In colonial America, you could be jailed for refusing to grow hemp (Hemp in Colonial Virginia, G. M. Herdon).

Hemp was a major crop until the 1920s, supplying the world with its main supply of food and fiber (80% of clothing was made from Hemp). Natural biomass from hemp could provide the planet energy and reduce our dependence on foreign oil (Major Crop Chronology of Hemp throughout history).

The Textile Industry “Suddenly” Discovers Cotton

In the early 20th century, historians (such as Charles Beard) looking for the social forces they thought controlled history, emphasized industrialization and urbanization.

These were forces unleashed by the Industrial Revolution and the textile industry. By the mid 20th century, attention turned to the broader concept of "modernization," which included industrialization, urbanization, psychological changes and changes in values. Eric Hobsbawm called "modernization” (Consumerism), "probably the most important event in human history” (Hobsbawm 1988, p. 46 Industrial Revolution, Berg and Hudson, (1992)).

“The Cotton Manufacture of England (and subsequently, America) presents a spectacle unparalleled in the annals of industry, whether we regard the suddenness of its growth, the magnitude which it has attained, or the disaster to the environment the “wonderful inventions” to which its progress is to be ascribed.

Cotton in the 1700’s was rare: Whilst the writers of antiquity, both sacred and profane, abound in allusions to clothing made of wool, flax and hemp, there are scarcely a dozen sentences to be found in the whole body of Greek and Latin literature, and not one in Hebrew, referring to cotton.” (The Cotton Manufacture, Baaxitea by Jos Writftii, R.A)

Cotton, heavily dependent on fossil fuels and pesticides, allows us to wear the latest fashions while drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes at Starbucks pondering if an SUV or station wagon will make us look fat or if an SUV is a fat station wagon.

The birth of the textile industry marked the last time Earth would be in ecological balance because the Rothschilds convinced the textile industry that we should wear clothes made out of the one plant that does more damage to the environment than coffee or tobacco…Cotton (Cotton Industry Running Down Myths And Misinformation, By Elton Robinson).

East-West Civilization Pivoted at the Dark Ages

The world turned when the secret societies (The Powers That Be, TPTB), beginning with the Knights Templar armed with the lost knowledge of the ancient world, embarked (not so secretly) on a plan to use humans to weaken the earth with environmental damage and pollution. [1]

“According to the Egyptian priests that Plato's informant had spoken with, Atlantis had a prosperous and sophisticated civilization before its demise. Advanced in science, it was also in possession of knowledge concerning both the geography and geomancy of the entire earth. Geomancy is the discovery and mapping of power places on either regional or global scales.” [2]

Until the Dark Ages, the populations of “savages” believed they were only a part of “creation” and that each piece played a significant role in the contentment and survival of the other.

Then in the name of Jesus Christ, native peoples (pagans) were slaughtered along with the animals because they didn’t believe in the Jesus Christ and therefore could not have a soul.

Christianity spread the belief that humans were now the greatest and most important part of creation and because the environment exists to serve man we should use our opposing thumb (technology) to make the earth conform to us.

Enter the Middle Class

Ancient knowledge allowed the Knights Templar (and their successors, the Illuminati) to see a future where consumerism would weaken Mother-Earth (Gaea) and went east-west (Europe) in search of a middle class.
The House of Rothschild, with or without ancient knowledge, knew better than to head north-south because the populations were not oriented around their lot “in this life” and had a Varna “Caste” in stone.

Unlike feudal society people in each Varna were born into his/her class and could not move up the class hierarchy. Feudal society had no restrictions (
Consumerism is anti-thetical to the Caste System. Consumerism requires a focus on pleasure and a conviction that it is right to seek the satisfaction of selfish desires in this life. The Caste system has a focus on life the next time around.

East-west feudal society had consumers in the “Third Estate”, but first they would need to be “enlightened” with a philosophy and movement based on respect for the dignity of man, concern for his welfare, and the creation of favorable conditions for a just, social “middle class” life.

At the beginning of the French Revolution, kings, monarchs and the despots of our history books held supreme power. By the time it ended, the human rights movement replaced centuries of tyranny and oppression for the common man (The History of the House of Rothschild by Andrew Hitchcock, The Establishment By Ted Lang).

Roger Chartier writes in The Cultural Origins of The French Revolution, the popular notion that the Enlightenment caused the Revolution makes the mistake of post hoc ergo propter hoc - "after the fact, therefore because of the fact."

Thus, Chartier and other historians without a 20th century environmental perspective of the middle class “trashing the planet” could not understand why the despots did not use their Guillotine and dispense with such heretical movement.

Thank those kings, monarchs and the despots for not cutting off our heads, but blame them for the environmental damage and pollution, the forces of "modernization” caused once the “Third Estate” (97% of the east-west population) was liberated they became consumers and then after World War II, hyper-consumers.

According to the GEO4, a massive United Nations report, humanity is at serious risk due to “the dangers of climate change, water scarcity, dwindling fish stocks and the pressures on the land and the extinction of species” and finds the planet in “dire environmental straits because humanity’s footprint [its environmental demand] is 21.9 hectares per person while the Earth’s biological capacity is, on average, only 15.7 ha/person.”

The report gives details on past trends and future prospects on the atmosphere, pollution, food, biodiversity, water and inequality in the world and the picture is grim.

Have we, according to the GEO4, probably passed the “unknown points of no return” because corporations pass the costs of producing a product to third parties so they can make more profits? (Corporations Rule the World, David Korten).

The Story of Stuff, an animated video about the underside of our consumer society refutes a theory that profits are why we are at the “unknown points of no return”.

Film narrator, Annie Leonard, argues our environmental damage and pollution is the result of the corporations externalizing the costs (shift them onto the public and the environment) so they can make more money.

But that premise is contradicted on film when Annie stands in line to buy a radio for $4.99 and correctly realizes the price couldn’t possibly capture the cost of the radio but incorrectly concludes that the greedy corporations pollute the environment so they can make more profit.

If profits were the motive, then why wasn’t the radio $5.99? A price anyone would consider a "throw away" or loss leader.

We have come to believe that everything wrong in America is about someone getting rich while we are getting swindled.

That our economy runs on profits is a true statement, but imagine how much those “bloated corporations sporting a top hat with a dollar sign etched on its front” would have made if the radio was $5.99.

That $1.00 would be 100% pure profit.

A not so-invisible-hand downward manipulates the costs that is, they manipulate the prices lower, not higher as you would expect, so the corporations can still make a profit selling you a radio for $4.99. [3]

Have we, passed the “unknown points of no return” because we “choose to fail”?

In his books Guns Germs and Steel and Collapse, Jared Diamond, like the scholars and thinkers of our time think we passed the “unknown points of no return” because they believe the public policies, government actions and inactions which failed to protect the environment are the result of a leadership that is inept, arrogant or just “stupid” [when they "choose to fail”] (Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, Jared Diamond).

Hot, flat, and crowded Thomas L. Friedman thinks Bush is “stupid” when he writes, what are they thinking what are they doing … “what planet is George W. Bush is on?

Or, have we have passed the “unknown points of no return” because the environmental damage and pollution was the goal and not the unintended consequences of the Industrial Revolution and our consumer society?
At this point, it is advantageous to consider the efforts of writer Andrew Hitchcock:

"The Rothschilds have been in control of the world for a very long time, their tentacles reaching into many aspects of our daily lives, and are the hidden hand behind all the social cataclysms in history: The French and American Revolution, the Civil War, World Wars, the Industrial Revolution, the Federal Reserve (and our consumer society).”

Rothschild policies include “total ruthlessness” and as Frederic Morton writes in the Preface to Hitchcock’s The History of the House of Rothschild, “For the last one hundred and fifty years, the history of the House of Rothschild has been to an amazing degree the backstage history of Western Europe.... The overwhelming success of the Rothschild’s lay in their willingness to do what had to be done.”

The historical research by Toqueville, Chartier and Hitchcock, if examined without prejudice, supports a prima facie case that the House of Rothschild orchestrated the French and American Revolutions to create the middle class to “trash the planet.”

Our last President Bush, connected to the House of Rothschild global financial empire, was deadly serious when, after rejecting the global climate change targets of the July 2008 G8 summit, he said, "Goodbye, from the (then) world's biggest polluter."
George W. Bush lost the war on terrorism and the war in Iraq, but is winning the war waged on the environment.

Therefore, you might conclude I have a tin-foil hat conspiracy theory for the House of Rothschild conning us into shopping for useless toxic “stuff”.

But to suppose a conspiracy to environmentally damage and pollute the planet taking into consideration, national, international, state, regional and local governments then adjusting for the intricacies of population diversity, mentality and attitudes with all its inimitable contrivances, that an ecocide conspiracy could have been orchestrated by The House of Rothschild, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest degree.

However what is not absurd:

The House of Rothschild understood "the science of historical motivation," (i.e. psychohistory – the study of psychology and history) and the principle of methodological individualism (Broadbeck; Danto; Mandelbaum).

Methodological individualism is the theory that "the ultimate constituents of the social world are individual people. Every complex situation, institution, or event is the result of a particular configuration and the interactions of groups - nations, political parties, gangs or tribes of individuals, their dispositions and beliefs, and physical resources and environments" (Danto, 267).

The Dark Ages shaped individual and group human behavior by changing the “dispositions and beliefs” of nearly all the east-west societies in Europe from worshipping the Earth (pagans), to worshiping Jesus Christ, Allah and Yahweh (monotheism) and that humans were now the greatest and most important part of creation.

"We" are so rich and "they" are so poor because The “good news” was man no longer had to obey the laws of nature; God wanted us fed, clothed and car-ed.

There are only three possibilities for how we probably passed the “unknown points of no return”, the first two:
1. TPTB are inept, corrupt or just “stupid” because since 1910 the House of Rothschild and the evil robber barons behind our Federal Reserve have exchanged their real wealth for $500 trillion of fiat currency (monopoly money) they printed so former members of the Third Estate (serfs and slaves) could have houses, cars, RVs, TVs and DVDs—the “stuff” which put the planet on the road to Ecocide.

2. TPTB are really benevolent and wanted their former serfs and slaves to have the highest standard of living for the last 75 years.
Make no sense.

We passed the “unknown points of no return” because The House of Rothschild in a metaphysical war with mother-earth (Gaea), until October 2008 were using humans to weaken the planet with environmental damage and pollution.

Should their plan succeed, TPTB believe, they will attain immortality in a period known as the Millennium, a thousand years of peace, plenty and paradise on Earth in a New World Order for the House of Rothschild, the Bilderbergers, the CFR and other secret societies (Revelation 20:4-7).

Robert Singer [] writes for The Market Oracle and The Peoples Voice.

[1] The Knights Templar: their origins go back to Solomon’s Temple, the Great Pyramid and Atlantis, have been associated with the Ark of the Covenant, the Holy Grail, a secret fleet that sailed the oceans, and an awe-inspiring self-confidence and known today as the preservers of knowledge and sacred objects. The Amazing Knights Templar By David Hatcher Childress Freemasons, Priory of Sion, Illuminati, Templars and Other Groups Explained by Jotter Scalems in Organizations, May 21, 2008

Atlantis Between 3113 BC and 1198 BC, there were the pass-by and eventual impact of the cometary object (called Proto-Encke) which destroyed the legendary island of Atlantis, located approximately 250 miles west of the Straits of Gibraltar. The Destruction of Atlantis, and Survivors of Atlantis, Frank Joseph

In his dialogues, Critias and Timaeus, Plato states that Atlantis sank beneath the waters following a great cataclysm 9000 years before his time. Until recently, the notion of a sunken island in the Atlantic was considered preposterous however recent geological, oceanographic, climatological and biological studies have conclusively shown that numerous islands did indeed exist in the Atlantic and other parts of the world in Paleolithic and Neolithic times. Sacred Geography in Ancient Europe, Martin Gray 2006,

According to the Egyptian priests that Plato's informant had spoken with, Atlantis had a prosperous and sophisticated civilization before its demise. Advanced in science, it was also in possession of knowledge concerning both the geography and geomancy of the entire earth.

[2] Geomancy may be defined as the discovery and mapping of power places on either regional or global scales. Evidence is accumulating which indicates that the mysterious Atlantis culture had mapped a planet-spanning grid of these terrestrial power points positioned with geometric regularity. This geomantic information, in various forms, later left its imprint on the sacred geographies of numerous other cultures. Globally occurring legends also tell of astronomer-sages who knew of grand celestial cycles, the existence of past cataclysms and the possibility of future ones. Geomantic power places would become, thousands of years later, the sacred sites of megalithic and succeeding cultures. The Magic Land 
by Martin Gray,

[3] Downward manipulation is an uneconomic aberration discovered in the precious metals market by the noted silver analyst Ted Butler. We are conditioned to believe that prices are always inflated so the greedy corporations can make more money but Ted Butler’s research confirmed the price of silver has been manipulated to stay at the $4-5 price range for years. The beneficiaries of this type of manipulation are the consumers since industrial users can sell their products cheaply and still make a profit the customers get to buy a lot more “radio” for their dollar. Silver, but No Silver Lining, Robert Singer.

By Robert Singer

Robert Singer is an Entrepreneur and the author of a forthcoming book on the Federal Reserve. His articles cover politics and the financial and environmental implications of our consumer society.  The articles have been main headlined and can be found on numerous popular websites: Marketoracle, Silverseek, Goldseek, Daylife, LAprogressive, Canadafreepress, Opednews, and many of the Wordpress sites. Richard Daughty, The Mogambo Guru, proclaimed him a Junior Mogambo Ranger (JMR)

Dem Bones is Connected To De Debt Bone by Robert Singer, an analysis of the Federal Reserve, can be found on numerous popular websites including G. Edward Griffin’s Unfiltered News. Edward Griffin is the author of,the definitive work on the Federal Reserve, The Creature from Jekyll Island.

Meat, Milk and Motors: The New China Syndrome by Robert Singer, an essay about China first released in February 2009 has been widely posted and read on the Internet. Quotes from the article can be found in The Wall Street Journal Digital Network and the essay was the Top World Story on the Pakistan Daily website for over a week.

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