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Thu Feb 21, 2013, 07:30 PM

 

Some of America's worst problems make perfect sense when viewed as stemming from the 1%.

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Massive social engineering projects revealed by Citigroup's leaked Plutonomy memo -Cross-posted from Occupy Underground

I have been working upon gathering information regarding what is revealed in the leaked 2006 Citigroup Plutonomy memo (Thank you Michael Moore!). I am too scattered to assemble it into something meaningful, and my internet connection is currently nearly non-existent, so I present the rather unassembled infodump for your scrutiny, comment, and hopeful editing and extrapolation. There is much imperative information present, and I've only just scratched the surface. Comments and additions are most significantly welcome.

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The US, Canadian, and UK economies are driven by the very rich. This leaves them free to vampire the rest of us and not suffer in so doing. Forget "trickle-down".

The very rich prosper from the tech revolution which also provides for the suppression of their enemies (Occupy, IdleNoMore, etc.)

Equities are the main asset of the rich. Housing is the main asset of the other 80% of Americans. Foreclosure benefits the rich.

What they fear most is the people influencing the political process to provide for more equal sharing of wealth.

Globalisation is one of the drivers of their profit/expansion engine. Goes to the Iraq invasion, Trans-Pacific Partnership, etc.

The "Citizens United" ruling allowing money to effectively "vote"...the Koch brothers were major funders of the group "Citizens United"?

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In 2006, Citigroup's analysis section circulated among the privileged and elite, an internal memo describing the state of the economy as may benefit and harm the continued establishment of a Plutonomic state, or Plutonomy, which is a state or economy driven and owned by said elite.

Michael Moore gloriously leaked this memo in his film “Capitalism: A Love Story”. Bravo!

The memo reveals several critical factors regarding our economy and country, the driving forces behind them, and the social engineering being undertaken on behalf of the elite's goals. Not theories, but critical facts which must become focal in which to understand and combat the trends and forces at work.

When you wonder “Who is to blame, Who is behind this, Who are 'They' and What can we Do about 'Them'”, this is it. Take their advice. It works for them extremely well. It's about all they do. In understanding them, we can beat them. In knowing their plans and reach, we may counter them.

Findings revealed in the memo:

-The economies of the US, UK, and Canada are driven by the very rich, not everyone else combined
-They enjoy specific modes of growth (Globalization and politics used to insure it )
-Threats to their growth (historic models reveal trends and outcomes predicting the Occupy movement or similar; weaknesses of Plutonomy)
-Equities are the main asset of the rich; homes are that of the rest. The housing bubble and the illegal foreclosure engine do not harm the rich; on the contrary
-Methods of Plutonomy self-protection include direct corporate influence of the political process (Citizens United, oppression of Occupy, formation of the “tea party”, etc.)
-The very rich profit from the spy technology revolution (TSA scanners, militarization of police, etc.) which also provides for social control and the oppression of dissent (Occupy, etc.).
-As the economy is driven by the rich, the challenge is to switch that to one driven by the 99%.

The memo does not even include mention of the corporate alliance ALEC who are writing laws which are being passed in various states, such as “stand your ground” and “right to work”. Corporations writing laws. The TPP are a global version of this and we do not get to vote.

This is WWIII. It is economic, it has long since begun, and it is the 1% against all the rest of us.

The memo: "The Plutonomy Symposium: Rising Tides Lifting Yachts"

http://www.box.com/shared/9if6v2hr9h



Sections following, not assembled:

-What the Plutonomists are doing to the US and world (quite damning information)
-How they increasingly criminalize dissent and profit from oppression
-The real economy and its factors
-Related social engineering in Europe, banksters installed in government
-What to do

Here:

http://occupyobservations.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-leaked-2006-citigroup-plutonomy-memo.html

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Reply Some of America's worst problems make perfect sense when viewed as stemming from the 1%. (Original post)
Fire Walk With Me Feb 2013 OP
Sekhmets Daughter Feb 2013 #1
annabanana Feb 2013 #2
msongs Feb 2013 #3
socialist_n_TN Feb 2013 #15
Maineman Feb 2013 #4
Phlem Feb 2013 #5
L0oniX Feb 2013 #6
Fire Walk With Me Feb 2013 #9
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HiPointDem Feb 2013 #8
undergroundpanther Feb 2013 #10
Locrian Feb 2013 #11
Fire Walk With Me Feb 2013 #12
Mnemosyne Feb 2013 #13
Fire Walk With Me Feb 2013 #14
Fire Walk With Me Feb 2013 #16
socialist_n_TN Feb 2013 #17
Fire Walk With Me Feb 2013 #18
socialist_n_TN Feb 2013 #19
Fire Walk With Me Feb 2013 #20
woo me with science Feb 2013 #21
hunter Feb 2013 #22
woo me with science Feb 2013 #23
L0oniX Feb 2013 #24
Fire Walk With Me Feb 2013 #25

Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 07:46 PM

1. I have 2 such memos saved on my old computer....

It's enough to make you want to buy an AR-15 isn't it?

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 07:48 PM

2. bookmarked. . . . . . n/t

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 07:58 PM

3. sounds like a good description of what our elected government officials value as well nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 10:31 AM

15. But "our" elected government officials....

(at least 80% or more of them) aren't really "our" elected government at all. They're actually property of the 1%. That's the way it works under capitalism. The 1% control the economic by owning the means of production. This control allows them to buy the politicians so that they also control the political system. Then the excess labor value allows them to influence the social, as the excerpt from the book above shows.

If Marx were alive today, he would be saying "I told you so."

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 09:04 PM

4. Another example

Republican governors are pushing to cut income taxes and replace them with sales taxes. Another effort to weaken the masses while enriching and empowering the wealthy. It really is an economic war.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 09:56 PM

5. Making Sense and Critical thinking

aren't admired very much in the US of A. Might as well label yourself a crackpot or a lunatic because that's what the knuckle draggers who try to follow along but can't resort to.

I try this with some of my relatives and I get a blank goat stare back then it's "did you find that on the internet? Well then it must be true, ha ha ha ha"

Fuck it feels like I'm in hell sometimes.

-p

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 10:00 PM

6. All of it started with Reagan and the Heritage Foundation ...which isn't a real foundation...

it's a propaganda machine for the rich who now have taken over our country and government. Reagan was a shill ...that's all he ever was ...beside being a snitch who turned in his friends as communists and or socialists. This country is owned.

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Response to L0oniX (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:14 AM

9. The "Heritage Foundation" is (of course) one of many Koch Brothers fronts :(

 

Political activities of the Koch brothers -
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_activities_of_the_Koch_brothers

And yes, fuck Reagan!

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 10:13 PM

7. And there's the Fix the Debt campaign being pushed by billionaires

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Thu Feb 21, 2013, 10:14 PM

8. kr

 

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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:14 AM

10. Ever hear of a book called silent weapons for quiet wars....has a guy with


a gasmask on the cover...




In order to achieve a totally predictable economy, the low-class elements of society must be brought under total control, i.e., must be housebroken, trained, and assigned a yoke and long-term social duties from a very early age, before they have an opportunity to question the propriety of the matter. In order to achieve such conformity, the lower-class family unit must be disintegrated by a process of increasing preoccupation of the parents and the establishment of government-operated day-care centers for the occupationally orphaned children.

The quality of education given to the lower class must be of the poorest sort, so that the moat of ignorance isolating the inferior class from the superior class is and remains incomprehensible to the inferior class. With such an initial handicap, even bright lower class individuals have little if any hope of extricating themselves from their assigned lot in life. This form of slavery is essential to maintain some measure of social order, peace, and tranquillity for the ruling upper class.
Descriptive Introduction of the Silent Weapon

Everything that is expected from an ordinary weapon is expected from a silent weapon by its creators, but only in its own manner of functioning.

It shoots situations, instead of bullets; propelled by data processing, instead of chemical reaction (explosion); originating from bits of data, instead of grains of gunpowder; from a computer, instead of a gun; operated by a computer programmer, instead of a marksman; under the orders of a banking magnate, instead of a military general.
It makes no obvious explosive noises, causes no obvious physical or mental injuries, and does not obviously interfere with anyone's daily social life.

Yet it makes an unmistakable "noise," causes unmistakable physical and mental damage, and unmistakably interferes with the daily social life, i.e., unmistakable to a trained observer, one who knows what to look for.
The public cannot comprehend this weapon, and therefore cannot believe that they are being attacked and subdued by a weapon.

http://www.whale.to/b/silentweapon.html

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Response to undergroundpanther (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 07:46 AM

11. wow - thanks for that link (Silent Weapon) - nt

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 12:15 PM

12. Kick

 

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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 02:35 PM

13. Ok, making my brain overload! K&R nt

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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 11:40 PM

14. Evening crew kick

 

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Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:26 AM

16. One Sunday kick; will kick on Monday as well.

 

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:38 AM

17. I'll kick this as well with a question.......

Is this the "useless eaters" memo?

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Response to socialist_n_TN (Reply #17)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:43 AM

18. I do not remember seeing that acidic phrase, but I'm interested in hunting it down.

 

Do you remember its source?

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Reply #18)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:48 AM

19. Just a very vague memory. I thought it was in..

"Capitalism-A Love Story" referencing a banker's memo. Citibank? It was talking about retired people and the lumpenprolitariet being "useless eaters" because they just took from the economy and didn't contribute.

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Response to socialist_n_TN (Reply #19)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:50 AM

20. Gotcha. UGLY. And I've edited the OP to reflect the name of the Citigroup memo, which is

 

"The Plutonomy Symposium: Rising Tides Lifting Yachts"...peace!

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:21 AM

22. K&R


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Sun Feb 24, 2013, 01:06 PM

24. K & R ...and don't forget about the MIC. n/t

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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:25 PM

25. Last kick but the memo should be a forum sticky, required reading for all involved in politics

 

because the very rich are usurping politics for their own benefit (in the form of the "tea party" and through the republican party and in cases, the democratic party).

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