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The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund conducted their annual meeting in Washington, D.C., on October 9-11, 2010. Finance ministers and bank governors from 187 countries met to decide our financial fate.
Before we look at some of the things that were decided at the meeting, we should introduce some of the players and talk a little about where these organizations came from.
The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) were formed out of the movement to charter the United Nations at the end of World War II. They were originally formed to make loans and oversee the finances of rebuilding the postwar world, but have become more like financial managers of the world in recent years.
The World Bank president is traditionally an American, and the IMF president is traditionally a European. That is a small indication of who these organizations believe runs the world financially. The current president of the World Bank, Robert Zoellick, was previously managing director of Goldman Sachs and is a graduate of Harvard Law School. He once received the Knight Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for his achievements in the course of German reunification.
The managing director of the IMF, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, is an economist, lawyer, and a member of the French Socialist Party. He is expected to seek the Socialist Party nomination for President of France in 2012, and polls indicate that if he ran against President Sarkozy today he would win by 18 percentage points.
The delegates at this year’s meeting seemed more nervous and less confident than in years past. Strauss-Kahn warned of future problems, including war, from low growth and high unemployment. He went on to point out that the hostility that seems to be escalating between Washington and Beijing could prove to be a “catastrophe.”
I will give you excerpts from his speech and try to translate.
“During this crisis the global economy lost about 30 million jobs. On top of that, in the coming decades, 450 million people are going to enter the labor market, so we really face the risk of a lost generation.” Strauss-Kahn went on to talk about how unemployment destroys the social fabric of a nation and can destroy democracy and peace.
He told the delegates that they were gathering “at a pivotal moment facing a very uncertain future. Growth is coming back but we all know it is fragile and uneven. History shows that the use of currencies as a weapon did not work and could even lead to a catastrophe.”
Translation: The economies of the whole world are totally screwed and we don’t know a thing to do about it that hasn’t already been proven to have failed.
We do know that the US’s current race to the bottom with China will lead to disaster.
The US is demanding that China revalue its currency higher to help the US boost its exports and help the Chinese domestic economy so Chinese people can buy more US products. China, which depends on exports for 66% of its GDP, doesn’t seem interested.
The US is also urging the Europeans to do more quantitative easing, which means print more money and loan it into the economy. That is a Las Vegas gambler’s tactic of doubling down. In other words, when you are almost out of money and very worried, you double your bet in hopes of getting it all back on one roll, or one hand of cards. Quite often that tactic leads one to bankruptcy court.
Now let me close by giving you my translation for the entire meeting once all the bureaucratic smoke and double speak are sorted through. Here it is:
We don’t know nothing about nothing. We have no idea what to do about all this. Dr. Keynes didn’t tell us what to do when his theories ultimately fail. Our degrees from Harvard, Wharton, and the London School of Economics admit us to the club, but it is run by lunatics and idiots. The whole world is a gigantic lunatic asylum run by psychotic criminals thanks to us and our owners.
- Darrell Castle
When logic and proportion
Have fallen sloppy dead
And the White Knight is talking backwards
And the Red Queen’s “off with her head!”
Remember what the dormouse said;
“Keep your head.“
Jefferson Airplane—”White Rabbit”
From September 20 through September 22, 2010, the United Nations General Assembly conducted its annual meeting at UN Headquarters in New York.
The various heads of state and diplomats representing the nations of the world were given the opportunity to speak to the delegation, and to the entire world. Each speaker is allowed 15 minutes to speak, but the important ones are allowed longer.
President Obama spoke for 32 minutes and Iranian President Ahmadinejad a little longer. What these two men said is very useful for learning the state of the world and the nation.
President Obama concentrated on two main points. The first point had to do with the 9/11 attacks and what he has been doing in response.
The second point had to do with what he called “rescuing our economy from potential catastrophe.” Much of his speech involved his desire to eliminate global poverty, solve climate change, and build a lasting partnership with the Iraqi people. He said that America has “embraced unique responsibilities that come with our power.”
When he speaks, I feel the fruits of my labor flowing out of my pocket and into someone else’s pocket.
Much of his speech was illogical and disconnected from the reality of the world. He lamented the failure of the UN to reach its Millennium Goals, of which the United States is now a part. These goals have to do with world poverty and sustainable development, among other things.
The idea that he manages the system that is responsible for most poverty and environmental destruction as well as war seems lost on him. The system is monopoly capitalism, which concentrates the world’s resources into as few corporate hands as possible and then links those hands to governmental monopoly protection, all financed by Wall Street through its license from the central banks.
While he moans and cries about poverty, he spreads death and destruction across the world. There is no poverty in the United States? No, he says, it only exists in nations that he allows to have it.
But the truth is somewhat different: 40 million plus Americans are on food stamps, and 20 million plus Americans are now out of work. Poverty is a worldwide condition thanks to 65 years of war since the UN was founded, and 100 years of central bank management of the US monetary system.
President Ahmadinejad of Iran was not much better. He spoke about 9/11 and stated that there were 3 theories about it. When he did, the US and 27 other nations walked out of his speech. (Israel boycotted President Obama’s speech as well.) Obama called Ahmadinejad’s 3 theory approach to 9/11 and his call for an impartial investigation “hateful, offensive and inexcusable” as well as “outrageous and disgusting.”
Ahmadinejad was right about one thing. The 9/11 attacks were used as justification for the invasion of 3 countries and the killing, wounding, and displacement of millions of people, and because of that the world deserves an impartial answer.
Ahmadinejad talked a lot about what he called “management of the world.” He believes the world is being mismanaged by the Security Council and that it should be superseded by a stronger and more empowered General Assembly where no nation would have veto power.
He and Obama both talked a lot about world government as a goal. Neither of them even paid lip service to defending the sovereignty of his country. The incoming General Assembly President Joseph Deiss of Switzerland said that the UN faces a danger that it will be marginalized by other international groups in the central role of world government.
Only one person stood for the sovereignty of his nation: Vaclav Klaus of the Czech Republic, who said, “On the contrary, this is the time for international organizations, including the United Nations, to reduce their expenditures, make their administrations thinner, and leave the solutions to the governments of member states.”
Well said, Mr. Klaus. We can’t afford to run the world anymore, and everyone should just mind his own business.
With the interest in sovereignty destroying world government organizations of both Obama and Ahmadinejad, could Ahmadinejad be the controlled opposition to Obama? Who knows? Not me, but we could go ask Alice, maybe she knows.
Anyway, I should close with a substitute speech to the General Assembly, since I have been so critical of the ones that were given:
“You have 90 days to get outta town because this building will be imploded at one second after midnight of the 90th day. You’ve all seen the 9/11 tapes, so you know what building implosions look like. You are welcome here anytime as tourists. Now, go home and mind your own business.”