State Capitalism Is Coming To Rule World Wide

1) … Michigan’s Governor Snyder has signed Emergency Financial Manager Legislation which establishes rule of appointed officials. With the EFM legislation,  the word, will and way of appointed stakeholders will be law in Michigan counties, districts and cities. The EFM legislation establishes fiat rule of the sovereigns and corporations to govern on a local basis.  The legislation constitutes financial martial law, abolishes democracy, and establishes state corporate rule; that is state capitalism, otherwise known as state corporatism or statism.  Welcome to the modern feudal corporatism society. It’s now taxation without representation.

A) … Ed Brayton of Michigan Messenger reports Emergency Financial Manager legislation signed into law in Michigan: “Thousands of union workers may have shown up at the Capitol yesterday to protest the loss of collective bargaining rights but it did little to sway Gov. Rick Snyder. The governor signed Emergency Financial Manager legislation into law despite those protests.

Many Democrats and labor unions criticized the legislation as a state power grab that could set up virtual dictatorships and strip power from local elected officials. The Republican governor said the legislation will let the state offer assistance earlier when local governments and school districts are in financial distress and give financial managers better tools to exert change.

For too long in this state, we’ve avoided making the tough decisions,” Snyder said. “But waiting limits options and makes the solutions much more painful.

Emergency managers appointed under this law certainly will not lack for options; they are given near-dictatorial powers to dissolve contracts, sell off assets and even disband elected boards.

B) … Paul B. Farrell of MarketWatch reports New Civil War Erupts, led by Super Rich, GOP: “Not just the 16 new GOP governors in Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Florida, and across America fighting for new powers. Others include: Chamber of Commerce billionaires, Koch brothers, Forbes 400, Karl Rove’s American Crossroads, Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform — which now has 97% of House Republicans and 85% of the GOP Senators signed on his “no new taxes” pledge — the Tea Party and Reaganomics ideologues.

in September 2008 by Naomi Klein, author of “Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism.” Yes, we were warned that the GOP’s Reaganomics ideology would stage a rapid comeback … warned before the market collapsed … before Wall Street was virtually bankrupt. … before Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson conned Congress into $787 billion in bailouts … warned before Obama’s 2008 election.

Free-market Reaganomics roaring back, more powerful than before.

Yes, back in the heat of battle, in September 2008, Klein warned America: “Whatever the events of this week mean, nobody should believe the overblown claims that the market crisis signals the death of ‘free market’ ideology.” Then the meltdown went nuclear.

Klein warned: “Free market ideology has always been a servant to the interests of capital, and its presence ebbs and flows depending on its usefulness to those interests. During boom times, it’s profitable to preach laissez faire, because an absentee government allows speculative bubbles to inflate.”

But “when those bubbles burst, the ideology becomes a hindrance, and it goes dormant while big government rides to the rescue.” Remember: A week later Paulson was on his knee, begging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for that $787 billion bailout, to save our incompetent Wall Street banks that caused the meltdown from certain bankruptcy.

“But rest assured,” continued Klein in September 2008, Reaganomics “ideology will come roaring back when the bailouts are done. The massive debts the public is accumulating to bail out the speculators will then become part of a global budget crisis that will be the rationalization for deep cuts to social programs, and for a renewed push to privatize.”’

And yes, America, this war strategy is happening thanks to General Buffett, the new GOP Congress and 16 aggressive anti-democracy GOP governors.

Escalation of new Civil War: GOP dictators killing democracy.

After the 2010 election of these new GOP governors, the new Civil War escalated with a new phase of self-destructive “disaster capitalism,” thanks to the Supreme Court’s Citizen’s United decision. Their strategy was first revealed in the Wisconsin dictator Scott Walker’s war against the unions. Then last week the GOP assault went nuclear.

Michigan’s GOP Gov. Rick Snyder signed the “much despised emergency financial manager legislation into law,” said local ABC news, labeling the law “draconic” for giving the governor new dictatorial powers to appoint “emergency financial managers … to run struggling cities and schools, including the ability to terminate union contracts.”

We learned of Snyder’s democracy-killing coup a week earlier when MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow interviewed Naomi Klein. Maddow also exposed another particularly harsh tactic: Snyder’s $1.7 billion tax hikes against seniors and the poor. He was “not using it to close the budget gap. He is giving it away in the form of $1.8 billion in corporate tax cuts.”

Get it, folks? In the GOP governors new strategy escalating this Civil War, the GOP is robbing the poor to give to the rich.

Maddow exposed the truth behind the GOP’s economic strategy: “It’s not about the budget in Michigan … not about the budget in Wisconsin … not about the budget in Florida … not about the budget in Ohio … what Michiganders have been trying to get the rest of the country to pay attention to is that what these Republicans are doing in the states is not just not about the budget. It’s about something far worse.” Wake up America.

GOP using ‘shock doctrine’ to gain new anti-democracy powers.

The GOP is anti-democracy: With the GOP, “this whole democracy thing” is “very inefficient,” warned Klein. Republican governors are using “a fiscal crisis as a pretext to do stuff they otherwise want to do … Republicans in Michigan want to be able to unilaterally abolish your town. And how do you know when you’re in a financial emergency? Because the governor tells you … or a company he hires.”

Yes the GOP, the party of big business and billionaires, secretly hates democracy, it’s too inefficient for the rich class.

In the interview, Klein reiterated: The GOP governors’ strategy is a clear example of “disaster capitalism,” the Reaganomics war strategy that has dominated, obsessed and driven the GOP for a generation. Klein warns, “these guys have been at this for 30 years,” it is “an ideological movement … they believe in a whole bunch of stuff that’s not very popular,” like “privatizing the local water system, busting unions, privatizing entire towns. If they said all this in an election they’d lose.”

And that’s why crises are so crucial to the GOP war strategies to take over America: Crises “are very, very handy, because you can say we have no choice. … the sky is falling in.” Then the GOP governors “can consolidate power. We remember this from the Bush administration. They did this at the federal level. After 9/11, they said, we have a crisis, and we have to essentially rule by fiat.”

But the truth, warns Klein, is that the GOP “really doesn’t believe in the governments that they are running … this is a really old story.” The greed of their billionaire backers is insatiable. They do not like democracy. And the actions of the new GOP governors is proof that what they really want are dictatorial powers to privatize government and get personally richer.

GOP megalomania: Create crises, change the course of history.

Money, power, greed: That’s why the GOP is “so desperate to tie the hands of unions. Why 16 states are facing similar battles” says Klein, because “unions are the final line of defense against privatization of the public sector. Unions are the ones who fight privatization of the school system, of the water system, of the power system.”

And that’s why, in this new American Civil War the GOP keeps its “eye on the prize, because there’s a lot of money to be made in the kinds of crony deals that could be rammed through when you have all of that power consolidated in the governor’s office.” Get it?

Remember when Wisconsin dictator Scott Walker thought he was talking to billionaire GOP backer David Koch: The vision of the GOP became very clear. Walker said: “This is our moment to change the course of history.” This same egomaniacal mind-set has obsessed the GOP since Reaganomics emerged a generation ago. Crises are opportunities for the GOP, whether real or fake (as we saw in Wisconsin and Iraq), every crisis is an excuse for the GOP’s dictators to activate every possible weapon in their “disaster capitalism” arsenal.

Yes, each crisis triggers a grandiose button in the GOP psyche, an obsession to “change the course of history,” to act like Ronald Reagan in the “moment that ended communism,” as Walker said. That’s also why GOP governors like Walker are comparing the unions to communism, drawing clear battle lines in this new American “Civil War.”

‘Disaster capitalism’ is the GOP strategy in this new Civil War.

In my review of “The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism” a few years ago I called it “the most important book on economics in the 21st century.” That’s truer today. Events the past four years make this a must-read for anyone interested in understanding the Second American Civil War being fought by Buffett’s rich class, Wall Street CEOs and the GOP dictators batting to dominate America.

Reaganomics, “Shock Doctrine” and disaster capitalism all define the same ideology that’s been driving the GOP for over a generation, an ideology gaining even more power now as they accelerate their battle plans, increasing efforts to gain total power over our government, economy and culture, a strategy that will ultimately destroy everything.

Klein’s recent interview with Maddow exposed the GOP’s charade: Now we know with certainty that the budget crises in the 50 states were “created on Wall Street then moved to Main Street, deepened by the policy decisions to bail out banks instead of bailing out homeowners, instead of bailing out workers. And that means your tax base collapses.”

We know Wall Street greed was the fuel igniting America’s current economic problems. And now, unfortunately, average Americans have “to pay for the crisis again. First, with a bailout. And now, people are paying with it again, with budget cuts.”

And underneath all is the GOP’s free-market Reaganomics ideology. Wake up America, you’re losing the new Civil War to a rich class that’s lost its moral compass.

Bottom line, Klein warns: “What this fight is really about is not unions versus taxpayers, It’s a fight about who’s going to pay for the crisis that was created by the wealthiest elite in this country.”  

2) …The Constitutional Court of North Rhine-Westphalia effectively ruled that the task of parliamentary majorities in future will be limited to be carrying out the orders of financial experts, business lobbyists, or the federal government, which will prescribe budgets. Democratic policy-making will be a thing of the past and elections are of little effect..

Dietmar Henning of WSWS.org reports Court declares German state budget unconstitutional  “On Tuesday, the Constitutional Court for the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) declared that the supplementary budget drawn up by the state administration, a coalition of the Social Democratic Party and the Greens, was unconstitutional. The decision is unprecedented in Germany and has implications reaching far beyond NRW.

The state administration headed by premier Hannelore Kraft (SPD) agreed the supplementary budget in December last year, supported by the votes of the Greens and the Left Party. According to the government the €2.4 billion supplementary budget was necessary because the previous conservative administration (Christian Democratic Union and Free Democratic Party) headed by Jürgen Rüttgers (CDU) had incorrectly calculated the state’s legal financial obligations, particularly funds allocated to municipalities. In addition, the SPD-Green government had allocated an additional €1.3 billion to bail out the state’s ailing bank, the Landesbank WestLB.

The SPD-Green administration justified its reworked budget, which increased the level of new debt to €8.8 billion compared to the previous conservative budget of €6.6 billion, by referring to potential repercussions for the macro economy should it not be implemented. According to the state constitution, new borrowing should not exceed the sum of the investment. Article 83 of the constitution permits an exception in the event of damage to the macro economy.

The CDU and Free Democratic Party (FDP) then appealed against the supplementary budget in the state constitutional court. In January the court’s judges and its president, Michael Bertram, issued an injunction to stop additional new loans and expressed its initial doubts about the constitutionality of the budget at its first hearing in mid-February. The state government responded by promising cuts of €400 million to reduce the deficit to €8.4 billion. Meanwhile, this figure has been further reduced to €7.1 billion as a result of higher than expected tax revenues. However, even this figure is well in excess of the state’s outgoing payments of €5 billion.

In their judgment, the constitutional court judges raised doubts about any damage to the macro economy, declaring that no firm evidence of any such damage had been presented. At the same time, no case had been made that the proposed new supplementary budget would effectively counter any macro-economic damage.

Judge Bertrams referred to, amongst other bodies, the Advisory Council of the Federal government—a nonelected body of pro-business professors—which declared, based on economic growth rates, that the state should stop all measures aimed at economic stimulus.

The judges were not content, however, merely to reject the supplementary budget as a whole. They also threw out the individual items of expenditure, thereby lining up unconditionally with the jubilant conservative opposition.

The ruling of the Constitutional Court of North Rhine-Westphalia represents a serious attack on the constitutionally guaranteed separation of powers. The right to adopt a budget is one of the key competencies of an elected parliament. This right has now been effectively annulled by a state court. At the same time, the judgment serves to render illegitimate the state election in May 2010, which threw out the conservatives and awarded a majority to the SPD and Greens.

Should this ruling be generally accepted—and this apparently is the intention of the judge—then the task of parliamentary majorities in future will be limited to be carrying out the orders of financial experts, business lobbyists, or the federal government, which will prescribe budgets. Democratic policy-making would be a thing of the past and elections no longer necessary.

Writing in the Süddeutsche Zeitung, home affairs editor Heribert Prantl referred to a “small coup-d’état” and continued, “The constitutional court in Münster…no longer makes policy by merely controlling policy based on the separation of powers. They make policy by contravening the political actions of a government—by tearing up the budget bookkeeping, and thereby depriving the government of the money it needs to implement its policy.”

This disenfranchisement of democratically elected bodies by the judge is not, however, totally unexpected. In 2009 the federal conservative coalition of the CDU-CSU/SPD inserted a so-called debt brake into the country’s constitution on the initiative of then Finance Minister Peer Steinbrück (SPD). The measure commits federal and state governments to balance their budgets without new borrowing. The federal government is committed to balance its budget by 2016, and the states by 2020. In the meantime nearly all of the country’s 13 states have inserted similar type debt brakes into their constitutions.

At the time we wrote, “The inclusion of the debt brake into the constitution means the grand coalition no longer has room for maneuver, financially. As a result socially necessary investment in education and infrastructure is rendered impossible. The debt brake is being used primarily for political purposes. It provides the pretext to impose rigorous austerity measures in the face of massive resistance. Following an election, the SPD and conservative Union will declare that the promises they made in the election campaign cannot be realized due to the debt brake.”

The debt brake has since had devastating consequences at both a federal and state level. Between 2000 and 2009, the debt burden of states increased by more than 50 percent. This is overwhelmingly a result of tax cuts to big business and the rich, combined with massive handouts to local banks in the wake of the 2008 finance crisis. In order to comply with the debt brake, some states have had to reduce their expenditure by almost 20 percent.

A large part of state budgets, however, consists of expenditure for legally binding services or transfers of finances from the federal budget to the municipalities. In addition the states must pay annual interest payments to the banks—a sum totaling €4.5 billion in NRW in 2010. The debt brake can therefore only be met by drastic reductions in social investment and cuts in spending on public sector workers. In NRW, out of a total budget of €56 billion, the state pays out €21 billion in personnel costs for its 320,000 employees and officials.

In principle, all of the political parties in North Rhine-Westphalia are agreed that massive cuts be made in the coming years. The SPD-Green coalition led by Hannelore Kraft has explicitly “set as its aim budgetary consolidation and respect of the debt brake in 2020.” And in a press release last Thursday the finance department in NRW proudly announced that following its budget plans for 2011, NRW “will once again be the state with the lowest per capita expenditure.”

The conflicts between government and opposition, which led to the latest court ruling, are not about whether cuts should be made, but rather how best to implement them. The Left Party, which supports the SPD-Green administration in the NRW parliament, is also in principle willing to accept and implement budget cuts. It has done so repeatedly in Berlin, where the party has shared power with the SPD for the past 10 years.

A few days ago, Premier Kraft threatened to appeal to voters if the constitutional court revoked the supplementary budget. Now, however, she rules out new elections. On Monday she told the Berlin Tagesspiegel, “Basically, we are not seeking new elections, because this government has been elected for five years, and we have created our coalition for five years.”

This is despite the fact that the SPD and Greens are reckoned to have good chances of coming out on top in a new election. Both parties fear, however, a campaign in which they would be expected to speak out against the very cuts they decided to implement a long time ago.

The CDU and FDP also have little interest in elections in which they could expect to suffer even greater losses than in May last year. They have, however, threatened on many occasions to request the dissolution of parliament if the supplementary budget is declared unconstitutional and will have a hard time reneging on their pledge.

The Left Party, which has faithfully lined up behind the minority government of Social Democrats and Greens from the start, fears it could lose votes and its seats in parliament in a new election. A statement of Left Party leaders and parliamentary representatives declared, “Repeat elections are no solution.”
Regardless of whether new elections take place in NRW this year, all of the political parties are united in their determination to uphold the ruling of the constitutional court and resolve the budget crisis at the expense of the population.”

3) … Presidential executive order and participation in UN Sanctioned military action usurps the constitutional power of Congress.

Mike Mish Shedlock writes of Usurpation of Legislative Power stating: “This course of action may be, bombing airfields in another country is clearly an act of war … only Congress has the power to declare war. For a discussion please consider Declaration of war by the United States.”

What makes this war different from President George W. Bush’s war in Iraq is an outright request for action from the Arab League, a buy-in from the UN Security council, a buy-in from neighboring countries, and a request from Great Britain and France.

It is near-miraculous to get a buy-in from Russia and China on this. Five Nations abstained but neither Russia nor China vetoed the action.

However, where where was the debate in the US? How are we going to pay for this? How long will it last? How much can we spend? Questions abound.

We were not attacked and there was clearly enough time for the president and Hillary Clinton to make the case to Congress and the citizens of the United States.

Slowly but surely, powers granted Congress in the constitution have been steadily usurped by the executive branch. This sad state of affairs applies to Republican and Democratic president alike.”

4) … In Europe, Leader’s Announced Framework Agreements such as the Greek Debt Bail Out Agreement of May 2010, the vetting of national budgets before national legislatures meet, and the Ireland Bank Bailout serve as federal law establishing regional political and economic governance.

5) … North American Leaders have announced frameworks agreements which establish the North American Continent as a region of global governance.

The leaders have announced and will continue to announce Security and Prosperity Framework Agreements, such as the Federal Reserve’s TAF, TSLF, and PDCF, and also the Canada And US Leaders, Agreement for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness as well as the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America.

On February 4, 2011, The Prime Minister of Canada website released the Declaration by the Prime Minister of Canada and the President of the United States of America of a framework agreement for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness.

And also on February 4, 2011, The Prime Minister of Canada website released the the announcement of another framework agreement establishing The Bilateral Regulatory Cooperation Council, RCC.

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association relates that on February 4th, 2011, Canada and the US issued the “Declaration on a Shared Vision for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness”.

Luiza Ch. Savage of The Bilateralist provides the Text Of Obama-Harper Border Declaration
The North American Continent was announced as a region of global governance at Baylor Baptist University by the leaders, Vincent Fox, Paul Martin and George Bush, with the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America on March 23, 2005, with documentation as follows: ..…. Baylor TV Coverage Of The Trilateral Summit News Conference …… President Meets With President Fox and Prime Minister Martin At Baylor University Waco, Texas  …… Baylor Has a Proven Record of Hosting White House Events.

Thus, Baylor served as host for President Bush’s historic “Security and Prosperity Partnership for North America” meeting with Mexican President Vicente Fox and Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin. The Armstrong Browning Library was the venue for the leaders’ meeting, which was followed by a news conference in the Bill Daniel Student Center’s Barfield Drawing Room.

Andrew Gavin Marshall writes in Global Research.ca article Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP): Security and prosperity for whom?  

Keith Jones in WSWS.org article Canada And US Launch Continental Security Perimeter Talks documents how Canada’s Prime Minister and the United States’ President have further waived national sovereignty of their respective nations, by announcement of a Framework Agreement, at the North American Security Perimeter talks in early February 2011; and relates they have appointed two bodies of stakeholders, that is task groups, to effect their integration plans, the Beyond the Border Working Group, and the United States Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council.  

Thus, clearly a region of global governance has formed in North America, where state corporatism, that is  statism rules. Here sovereignty is not vested in people, or in sovereign nations, but in a regional collectives governed by a President and two Premiers, and overseen by stakeholders out of government, industry, commerce, investment and banking. Global governance, in the form of global corporatism, supersedes and replaces democracy, constitutional law, as well as any and all traditional forms of the rule of law.     

6)  … Conclusion: State capitalism is coming to rule mankind
Robert Wenzel in Economic Policy Journal writes in The Rise Of State Capitalism: “Eurasia Group’s Kevin Kajiwara spoke today at the Second Annual CFA Institute Middle East Investment Conference in Abu Dhabi. What he sees developing is state capitalism replacing globalization. With regard to the Middle East, Kajiwara breaks the recent unrest into three key phases. The first phase was the secularist, nationalist rise of people power across the region, reinforced by social and global media coverage. The second phase was the state response, which has ranged from promises of reform to direct subsidies to crackdowns, and which has swung the tide from the protesters to state consolidation. The third and final phase is the reassertion of state power and the internationalization of conflicts.”

Bible prophecy of Revelation 13 foretells that a beast system of state capitalism, a beast leader, and a beast banker will rise to rule mankind.

Bible Prophecy of Revelation Chapter 13:1-3 foretells a seven headed and ten horned beast system of world wide state capitalism will rise to rule mankind; this behemoth will be comprised of mankind’s seven institutions and ten regions of centralized government that rises from the sea of humanity to rule mankind.  

The seven heads symbolize mankind’s seven institutions:
1) Education,
2) Finance, banking, commerce, investment and trade.  A large part of this head is the six biggest banks in the United States; they now possess assets equivalent to 60 percent of America’s gross national product; these are by and large traded by RWW, what I call the Ben Bernanke portfolio, as he traded out US Treasuries for the banks toxic assets, thereby committing a financial coup de etat, which created an integrated banking and government oligarchy that established state corporatism. By nationalizing the banks, he socialized losses and risks to the people and capitalized profits and wealth to the banks and investment bankers and those insightful enough to go long stocks.   
3) Body Politic.
4) Military,
5) Religion,
6) Media,
7) Science & Technology.

The ten horns symbolize ten regions of global governance called for by the Club of Rome in in February 1974 and covered in October 1974 Time Magazine article The Club of Rome: Act Two.

Brent Jessop writing in GlobalResearch.ca relates that the Club of Rome is the premier think tank comprised of approximately 100 global leaders including scientists, philosophers and political advisors which envisioned totalitarian regional governance and a unifying global ethic –a world consciousness to solve interlocking world problems; and it relates this through published material such as ‘Mankind at the Turning Point’, and ‘The First Global Revolution’.

The Apostle John  in Revelation Chapter 13 Verses 2  describes future governance: ”the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.” A leopard is camouflaged, and as such blends in with the background so it can not be seen by its prey. It operates furtively and prefers the darkness, and then at dusk, or at night, strikes to ensare, enslave, destroy and consume.

Revelation 13:3 relates: And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered and followed after the beast.

The head that has a mortal wound is the institution of finance, banking, commerce, investment and trade.  The wound is a global financial system breakdown, caused by a cardiac arrest in seigniorage, that is moneyness, due to a credit evaporation, that is a liquidity evaporation, and stock and bond market crash.

Revelation 13:5-10 foretells that a beast world leader will rise to rule globally. He is the world’s Sovereign, the world’s king who reigns sovereignly for 42 months demanding that all worship him.  

Revelation 13:11-18 foretells tells that a beast religious leader and banker will rise to call people to  a universal vision. He is the Seignior, meaning, top dog banker who takes a cut; in modern-day terms, an investment banker, he is also the world’s religious leader, and via investment and commerce connections institutes a global seigniorage wealth and commerce system that sustains commerce and industry.

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