The World the Elites Remade?
by Anthony Wile
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has published an article in the Wall Street Journal entitled
"Why the World Needs America." Kagan is a senior fellow
in foreign policy at the Brookings Institution and the article is
adapted from The
World America Made, published by Alfred A. Knopf.
in my view, is a good example of how the Internet and what
we call the Internet Reformation is changing the context
of elite dominant social themes. These themes, enunciated throughout
the mainstream media, are intended to separate middle classes from
wealth and power while supporting globalist institutions.
contains nothing new; the alternative Internet media has rebutted
it thoroughly with historical facts that are available to anyone
who wants to look. This is a big problem for elite narratives.
When the messaging
is easily rebutted in myriad forums it loses its persuasiveness.
The top elite families the ones that apparently control central
banking trillions also evidently and obviously want to create
world government. They need people to believe in their narrative
elite meme within this context would be that over the past century
freedom has triumphed over authoritarianism and free markets have
triumphed over socialism. Kagan uses historical examples to support
The end of
Roman rule destroyed Western civilization for centuries, he claims.
Likewise, British control of the seas and the balance of great powers
on the European continent provided relative security and prosperity
during the 18th and 19th centuries. Here's some more from the article:
world order was largely shaped by American power and reflects American
interests and preferences. If the balance of power shifts in the
direction of other nations, the world order will change to suit
their interests and preferences. Nor can we assume that all the
great powers in a post-American world would agree on the benefits
of preserving the present order, or have the capacity to preserve
it, even if they wanted to ...
order is not an evolution; it is an imposition. It is the domination
of one vision over others in America's case, the domination
of free-market and democratic principles, together with an international
system that supports them. The present order will last only as long
as those who favor it and benefit from it retain the will and capacity
to defend it.
nothing inevitable about the world that was created after World
War II. No divine providence or unfolding Hegelian dialectic required
the triumph of democracy and capitalism, and there is no guarantee
that their success will outlast the powerful nations that have fought
for them ...
If and when
American power declines, the institutions and norms that American
power has supported will decline, too. Or more likely, if history
is a guide, they may collapse altogether as we make a transition
to another kind of world order, or to disorder. We may discover
then that the U.S. was essential to keeping the present world order
together and that the alternative to American power was not peace
and harmony but chaos and catastrophe which is what the world
looked like right before the American order came into being.
Kagan, by the
way, is an advisor to the Mitt Romney campaign, and this sort of
perspective (above) is probably a good reason why even Republicans
have a hard time getting enthusiastic about Romney.
It's a mish-mosh
of half-truths and historical evasions that one could compare to
a Romney stump speech especially the ones where he blasts
"Obamacare" while omitting that as governor of Massachusetts
he implemented something similar.
I'm not going
to unpack Kagan's entire article, but I'll try to give a quick summary
of "alternative (directed) history" to show that Kagan's
ideas are in some sense a neatly packaged promotion, a kind of history-at-a-glance
that bears little resemblance to the reality that the blogosphere
has uncovered over the past decade.
One of Kagan's
fundamental inaccuracies is to argue that Roman Empire created a
peace and prosperity throughout the Western world. As we've now
pointed out in numerous articles, the fulcrum of civilized societies
lies in competing centers of power.
the Golden Age, Italy during the Renaissance, the US during the
colonial period each of these eras of peaceful creativity
were developed when municipalities competed and people could move
to other regions speaking the same language if governments became
It is a fundamental
misunderstanding of history to claim that the CONSOLIDATION of these
municipalities created a vibrant and entrepreneurial society. It
was the initial COMPETITION that created the foundation for prosperity
and civil society.
The Roman Empire,
therefore, can be looked on as a degradation of what made Rome great
the disparate municipalities located on each of Rome's seven
hills. Again, it was the initial cultural competition that apparently
built up the social structure that empire would degrade.
that the British Empire, like the American Empire, is an expression
of cultural greatness and that it is seemingly the white man's burden
to spread this greatness worldwide. He has it reversed. It is not
Leviathan that provides civil prosperity but Leviathan that spells
the end of it.
As for the
elements of history that have led to the current Pax Americana,
I'd argue that Kagan is mis-reading history here as well. From what
I can tell, there is a dedicated banking elite with industrial,
military and religious enablers and associates that is intent on
imposing world government.
of enormously powerful people has manipulated history for at least
the past 100 years or maybe longer in order to create global governance.
They have apparently created wars and financial crises in order
to impose globalist solutions.
This is not
just speculation, of course. After World War I the League of Nations
came into being. And when it failed, the outcome of yet another
world war was the United Nations and the various globalist enterprises
that are now clustered around it including the IMF, World Bank,
There is plenty
of evidence that the Anglosphere banking elite funded both Hitler's
Germany and the creation of the USSR. Books and articles tracing
these historical facts are available across the 'Net.
It is not enough
these days to assert, as Kagan does, that the American Leviathan
is merely a fortuitous accident of history and that American military
might an empire is necessary to uphold "modern
in fact, includes billions of tortured people that live on a couple
of dollars a day and numerous dictators who are supported by American
military might just because they are apparently willing to aid in
the erection of the Anglosphere's New World Order.
that Kagan writes of is historically questionable and currently
doubtful, given the number of wars that the US is involved with,
the economic disruption of the dollar reserve currency and the general,
expanding economic depression, worldwide, as a result.
as Internet alternative history shows us is that there IS
an elite, one that directly straddles at least three "countries"
(Israel, Britain and the US) and somewhat more indirectly controls
the EU, Middle East, Africa, etc., as well. It uses myriad economic
and socio-political resources to build world government. This explains
why the policies of so many nation-states significantly depart from
the desires of the civilian populations.
Internet. Read up. There's no mystery to it anymore. The ruling
elites have set up economic, military and political systems that
purport to represent the views and aspirations of "citizens"
but actually realize the goals of the organizing elites which
is seemingly world governance, including a global central bank and
Why would Kagan
write such a book and why would a reputable publisher promote it?
Well, the myth of the emergent American Empire is a powerful meme.
As long as people believe they are in charge of their own societies
and that militarized empires are necessary to civil society
then the elites can continue to manage events behind the
But if people
begin to believe that they are NOT in control, that it is all an
elaborate charade, then the mercantilist control now exercised by
the Anglosphere will gradually fail. Those in charge will have to
show the real face of power, not a healthy prescription in a modern
age filled with angst and anger.
And so these
sorts of dominant social themes will continue to be promoted. We
will continue to be informed that nation states are run by their
citizens and that military might and the empires that wield it are
necessary to protect "civilization."
the elites have to grapple with is that this fundamental meme is
increasingly unpersuasive as time goes by and more and more information
emerges. Maybe that explains the current manic attacks on the Internet.
As people increasingly
discover the truth, those at the top are increasingly desperate
to hide it.
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