Rouse Up, O Young Economists of the New Age!


The Dance of Albion, William Blake

By the late 19th century, the British empire was on its knees.

It had suffered defeat in proxy wars at the hands of nationalist leaders like Lincoln and Bismarck, it was losing Eurasia in its “Great Game” against Russia, and the power of the sea was waning in the shadow of the continental power embodied in railroads, canals and industrial development.

Unable to confront its enemies militarily, the British have endeavored to demoralize, exhaust and redirect enemy populations in a long war of attrition known as the Fabian Strategy. Key in the strategy has been the employment of anti-nationalist economic doctrines disguised as radical “populism”.

The propaganda of the early 20th century seems anachronistic today, but its ripples still radiate, pushing truth-seeking minds like paper boats away from the safe harbor of imperialism’s only true enemy.

As William Blake, pre-Fabian and spiritus rector of British propaganda, wrote, “I will not cease from mental fight, / Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand, / Till we have built Jerusalem / In England’s green and pleasant land.” Continue reading

Parity: The Key to Economic Sovereignty

Those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it

“I think Cargill’s view is much like the European view, or the Japanese view. They generally regard the United States as a grain colony.”
– Bob Bergland, former US Secretary of Agriculture (quoted from Ralph Nader’s The Big Boys)

It was no accident that Franklin Roosevelt’s proposed “second bill of rights” contained within it’s short list of particulars:

  • The right to a useful and remunerative job in the industries or shops or farms or mines of the nation;
  • The right of every farmer to raise and sell his products at a return which will give him and his family a decent living; and
  • The right of every businessman, large and small, to trade in an atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies at home or abroad. Continue reading

In Defense of Abraham Lincoln

“The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep’s throat, for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty. Plainly, the sheep and the wolf are not agreed upon a definition of liberty.”
– Abraham Lincoln

No American, perhaps, has been so mythologized as Abraham Lincoln. In part, the myths were of his own making. Lincoln often concealed an immense intellect and political fortitude behind language, imagery and ideas familiar to the common man. Other myths created and repeated by scholars, historians and public figures of the last 150 years have elevated Lincoln to messianic heights and debased him with unfounded innuendo and accusation, both obscuring his true legacy. Continue reading

Ron Paul: Oligarchs’ “Operation Briar Patch”

“Drown me! Roast me! Hang me! Do whatever you please,” said Brer Rabbit. “Only please, Brer Fox, please don’t throw me into the briar patch.”

In the “conspiracy” media, few conclusions more closely approach consensus than that: 1) Ron Paul is the last and only hope of America, and 2) The manifold forces of darkness are arrayed against him.

I will not accuse the good doctor of being a secret zionist, freemason, jesuit or interdimensional reptile. I think he has in some respects been a courageous and useful public servant. I do, however, suppose that Ron Paul – whether he knows it or not – is a perfectly acceptable option, and perhaps favored by some elements of the power elite, to be elected in 2012. Continue reading