A QUESTION OF TRUST – HOW THE NEW WORLD ORDER HAS FAILED HUMANITY
Posted on June 3rd, 2011

Goonetilleke

Confucius told his disciple Tzu-Kung that a good ruler should hold on to trust even if he had to give up the power over weapons or food. The trust he said should be guarded till the last as without trust we cannot stand. This holds true even today.  What’s more disconcerting how ever in this world economic system propagated by the west throughout the world as globalisation, has created the cancer of mistrust permeating through every aspect of human life both in the developed and under developed world. The greatest deception however is the propagation of the theory that this is the way out of poverty. What greater proof than the latest statistics which show that another 44 million people have been pushed below poverty lines. In the day to day life of ordinary citizens they no longer trust their public services, no longer trust their professionals, no longer trust their politicians etc which is bringing about a system of ever growing mistrust and deception. Their word is doubted and their motives are questioned. This corrupt system unfortunately is not only destroying the earth but destroying humanity. Humanity has been emasculated to a state of inaction by violence and propaganda.  Every attempt by the so called civilized world to control this corrupt system in the form of transparency, accountability , adherence to Human Rights have failed, they have been  proven to be vehicles of deception to continue this corrupt system. The American Empire that patronised this system has failed humanity and has lost the moral right to lead the world.  The world is in a path of self destruction under the militaristic rule of the west. It is interesting how this immoral world order has impregnated every aspect of civil society right through the world.

Trust and the International monetary system

Capitalist system is based on capital and the producers of capital control the system. Thus the international currencies all from the west led by the Dollar has high jacked the world economy. Ordinary citizens do not have the right to own an account in a currency other than the currency belonging to the country of residence and the country to of which he is a citizen. but they could hold a account in the international currencies.  A Sri Lankan cannot own a account in Indian Rupees although they are next door neighbours. Thus the monopoly of the capital creation has been given to the west. The Dollar or any other currency is a promissory note that is given to the recipient with a guarantee it will maintain its value. Since 1971 when the gold standards were removed by the Nixon administration the value of currency is determined by the vagaries of the market. The gambling dens of the currency markets thus determine the value of these most important currencies of the world. The currencies that have been called MONOPOLY MONEY by no other person than Barak Obama the President of the United States. In a market with ever increasing liquidity because of the continuous printing of money  can we rely on the gambling dens of the currency market to determine the value of the money that ordinary people invest their savings and pensions. The answer is no!

It is interesting that value of commodities as against the dollar shows that the value of commodities are 75% higher in terms of the Dollar than in the year 2002.The resulting impact has been that the food prices have risen to such a degree that 20% of even the American Citizens are living below poverty lines. If that is the case for the Americans what impact must it have on the ordinary people in the Third world?

If the currencies cannot be trusted to maintain its value can you trust the guardians of the currencies the Banks to look after your hard earned savings and investments? The recent Banking Crisis and the Asian crisis have confirmed that the Banks are run by a gang of thieves that lives on deception. The open economy and liberalisation of the banking laws have allowed the Bankers to deceive many of their customers. Selling Toxic assets as triple A bonds to savers and pensioners was a criminal act for which no one has been prosecuted. Best expressed by a Goldman Sachs executive who described the Toxic Bonds sold to the Foreign investor thus ” I think I found a White Elephant , Flying pig and Unicorn all at once” The ordinary citizen the victim of this banking scam had to come to the aid of the banks as they were too big to fail. A double whammy to the ordinary citizen. It is interesting that a recent lecture by Pro f Warren of Harvard university now a advisor to President Obama in her lecture Coming Collapse  of the Middle classes, says that for the same standard of living both the Husband and the wife had to work in 2005 as against a single worker family in 1970. In addition the family in 1970 had a saving of 16%. The question is who has run away with the earning s of one of the workers but more importantly what impact will it have on society. All this sold on the illusion of progress and human development.

The IMF and the World Bank are the other two western institutes that have circulated the Monopoly money. In the name of development these two institutes have successfully destroyed the value system of most poor countries. It started with the invasion of corporate in the name of Globalisation, open economy, Privatisation. Once the corporate infiltrated society it institutionalised corruption. Commissions were the determinant of every project in society not the ultimate objective. The cycle of commissions has been the driving force of corruption in every society which has affected  every aspect of society from Politics to Development. The philosophy practiced was creative destruction justified by creative accounting with a view to showing the illusion of Progress. Can you trust these two international institutions that has destroyed the environment , displaced millions and pushed more people below the poverty line in the name of development and alleviation of poverty?

HUMAN RIGHTS AND TRUST

The latest WMD is the much abused Human Rights. High jacked by the greatest abusers of human rights   who hide behind exceptionalism . The abuse is justified on this western zeitgeist that  they are not liable, as whatever abuse that happens is collateral damage in pursuing justice. This exceptionalism is bought by their citizenry who do not feel that the actions of their governments are illegal. Quite to the contrary the rest of the world considers the west the prime cause of violence in this world.

Terror and Trust

Every Human being should have the basic Right to life. Terror creates mistrust and destabilises society to such a degree that justice suffers. Unfortunately the Regional Powers and Major powers use terrorism to achieve their geo political objectives. They consider it their god given right to destabilise countries. Millions have been victims of violence in this world most of which have been planned and executed from the defence establishments in the west. The purpose of these Proxy wars or direct violence is hegemony and exploitation. There is blatant violation of international law but this lawlessness goes unquestioned.

This hypocrisy is best exemplified by the recent allegations of war crimes against the Sri Lankan Government.  It is alleged that many civilians died during the final stages of the war. A war that started 30 years ago which ended up with 100,000 people killed. In the initial stages the insurrection was started by India who armed and trained the Tamil insurgents. Later the Tamil Insurgents had their offices in the west and were allowed to fund the war on behalf of the insurgents. At the same time these same governments supplied and funded Arm sales to the government. After the end of the war the citizens have regained their Right to freedom of movement anywhere in the country. Whatever the merits and demerits of this allegation it would be unfair to only consider the Human Rights violations by the government if the original violations of the sovereignty by the big powers who instigated and funded the whole insurrection are not asked to account.  How can the world accede to the demand of accountability By America when they are responsible for the killing of thousands of Iraqis? How can this country of the Abugraib Fame characterised by a hooded Iraqi standing with electric wires hanging out ever have the courage even to make such an allegation of this nature. Of course these allegations was made by the permanent representative at the UN who is of African Descent the acceptable face to convince the world.  This is no different than Colin Powell convincing  the world of the elusive WMD of Saddam Hussein. Can we trust this hegemonic world power to mete out and help justice in the world?

The immorality of these surrogate wars was best expressed by Ayand Rand in her article Global Balkanisation. She said “There is no surer way to infect mankind with hatred-Brute, Blind and Virulent hatred by splitting them into ethnic groups and tribes” This is exactly what the present global and regional powers stand accused of.

TRUST AND RELIGEOUS EXTRIMISM

If Ayand Rand s statement was true of terrorism it is equally true of religious conversion. That is not to say that individuals out of pure conviction should be prevented from converting to other religions. However if religious extremism is used to destroy the roots or the cultural inheritance by bribing them into conversion it certainly is immoral and unethical. It is well known how religious extremism was used to dismember the Soviet Union. Catholicism in Poland, Jewish extremism in Russia and Islamic extremism in the central Asian republics were instigated and exploited by the west. This is the modus operandi of this new world order. This destabilisation is maximally used for the exploitation and domination of countries. Saudi Arabia and the west are the main culprits in this programme best exemplified by the American journalist and commentator Ann Coulter s statement after 9 /11. She said “INVADE THE COUNTRIES KILL THE LEADERS AND CONVERT THE REST INTO CHRISTIANITY” . A blatant statement but a policy conducted by other means mainly through poverty right through the so called western civilisation.

TRUST AND FREEDOM FROM WANT

The basic human right is one of Food security. Basmati Rice that has evolved over thousands of years have now been modified and sold in the world maket and sold for sead paddy as Texmati. An inheritance over thousands of years of evolution corrupted by the greedy corporate.The original of course is stored and the genetically modified have been sold to the dependant countries under the pretext of higher yields. But the use of pesticides and the long term effect on the biodiversity is never addressed. The original genome is patented and is registered with the WTO. All done with the connivance of the incestuous relationship between the Corporates, Banks and Governments.

TRUST- DEVOLEPMENT AND CORPORATE PHILOSOPHY

The basic philosophy of this globalised world economy is one of Creative Destruction which is justified by Creative accounting to give the illusion of Progress in terms of Monopoly money.  All this geared to corporate and Bank profit.

How efficient is a system that creates increased blood cholesterol by industrial agriculture which then produces drugs to control the raised levels or create stents to reduce the effect of blocked arteries. This human suffering all created to fill the pockets of a few bankers and corporate.  This is an absolute waste of Human resources. This is madness and all sold to a gullible public as progress.

Terrorism and the recent infra structure destruction  in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya is the same philosophy geared to embezzlement of the oil and mineral wealth in those countries. It does not make any sense in terms of human development and Progress.

In the book The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klien talks of the Policy of Regaining Sri Lanka funded by the world bank, USAID sold to the public as the way to economic development by servile government. This policy was to go hand in hand with the CFA signed by Ranil  Wickremesinghe  govt and the Tamil Tigers. It was to make Sri Lanka  a tourist resort with the displacement rural population, and opening up of large tracks of forests for eco tourism, Roads etc. As usual 40% of the borrowed money would have filled the pockets of politicians and administrators. The country would have been pushed deeper in to debt with a vast ecological damage the bearers of which would be the poor and the dispossed. A plight expressed recently by a poor man Quote ” This country is cursed when does elephants die on trees” a concern expressed as a result of a dead calf elephant found stuck to the branches on top of a tree after a recent flood in the country. This is a result of IMF/World bank instigated development programmes in the country which has  been blindly followed in the last 30 years. The question whether the insurrection was part and parcel of this programme will never be answered. However if the Book Economic Hit man  was to be believed then this is a distinct possibility.

TRUST-THE IMF AND THE BASIC HUMAN RIGHT TO EDUCATION AND HEALTHCARE

Sri Lanka was the 27th in the league of the quality of life in the 70s. Under the guidance of the IMF and servile politicians the subsidy on education and healthcare has been reduced which has caused a 2 tier system one for the rich another for the poor. The logic of this cannot be explained when ONE BILLION  RUPPEES is spent on education abroad as compared to the 70s when so little was spent. This unfortunately encourages slavery of the mind the aim of which is domination and exploitation. This is the same for health care. Could the IMF and the World Bank be trusted to safe guard the Rights to Education and Health Care if this is their policy?

PSUEDO DEMOCRACY, DICTATORSHIPS AND TRUST

It is the Right of every citizen to have a say in the governance of that country. Unfortunately most citizens in this world are disenfranchised by Debt, Corrupt Democracies and Dictatorships which thrive under destabilised societies. It is interesting that one of the mechanisms used by the pro western Mubarak regime was to get its secret service to attack Coptic Christian churches. It is meant to create instability that gives them the opportunity to stamp their authority on moral grounds and carry out programmes to infiltrate the system to entrench themselves. This reminds one of the inaction of J R Jayawardena  another lackey of the Americans in the 1983 Tamil riots  when he did nothing for days when the riots were occurring all over the country mainly instigated by his party.

It is interesting that a recent book written on India  talks of the age divide of the Indian parliament. The MPs over the age of 50years went into politics with the prime objective of service those under the age of 30 years are from corporate political families. These families have a system where goons, financial supporters and supporters manipulate the system, all geared to appoint children of established politicians. Majority of them are educated abroad and interact with their foreign friends but have no connection to the poor of the country. The aim of these families is to amass wealth at the expense of the country. A part of the corporate cycle of commissions well in tune with the international financial system. A continuous system of disenfranchisement  and embezzlement of wealth and subjugation of the citizens is the aim.

TRUST AND THE MEDIA

In this age of mass communication information is abundant mixed with misinformation and  disinformation. One expects the media to be impartial, accurate, fair giving a full view  with Editorial Independence and respect for privacy and standards in decency and taste. The much expounded free press is certainly not a licence to Deceive. Unfortunately that seems to be the case. The partial reporting in the run up to the Iraq war and other wars , the channel 4 reporting of the Sri Lankan civil war whilst ignoring the blatant violations of the west in Afghanistan and Iraq are a few incidences where   public confidence has been abused. This was best exemplified by a human rights activist of Croatia who said that the Corporate media of the present day Croatia was worse than the state  media under communism. It has come to a stage where journalists are the most unpopular profession in the UK and the most celebrated BBC is called the BIASED BROADCASTING CORPORATION

CONCLUSION

In the wake of the present world order it is time all right thinking people give adequate thoughts to the risks to to humanity. With a world economy in disarray, vast ecological damage, with ever increasing risks to the health of humanity  ,the present system has failed. It is said that affluence of a few has been at the expense of the majority of humanity. We cannot expect the present world leaders who are responsible for the present state of affairs to rescue humanity. An alternative order is the need of the hour with genuine accountability, genuine transparency and genuine Human Rights. Unfortunately corporate India and corporate china are clones of the western corporate and cannot be trusted to save the world in the New Asian Century. THE BIGGEST CURSE OF ASIA IS THAT THEIR RULING CLASSES ARE TOO CLOSE TO THE AMERICANS AND TOO FAR AWAY FROM THEIR OWN NATIVE PHILOSOPHIES.

 

 

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