Thursday, December 9, 2010

Schapelle Corby & Julian Assange, Two Candles in the Dark

















A tale of two high profile Australians . . .

What's happened to Julian Assange is an absolute disgrace, and an unashamed frontal assault on free speech. It's also a PR fiasco, as hundreds and hundreds of thousands rally to his side. The powers-that-be have made a massive millstone round their necks - and the cracks in the system are widening, as our wired and networked World collides with the control freaks. Their crimes against humanity are already acidly described in The Shock Doctrine, and within the pages of Media Lens (and in a multitude of other places). And as Naomi Klein (author of The Shock Doctrine), clearly points out, truth is a powerful antidote to trauma.

Julian is also an Australian shamefully deserted by his country, though this may be an abject lesson in the increasingly obvious, Global Corp has no country, and no loyalties - it's just a big fat tapeworm, feeding off a dying Planet, and increasingly desperate people. I'm reminded of this dramatic quote from Mike Ruppert:

Take a look at Orwell's 1984 again. It is a wonder how he saw so much. Yet behind all of this realignment, enormous streams of wealth or capital are being expended and - most importantly -transferred behind the scenes. The people controlling that money are not seeing their control dissipate as the nation-states vanish. Money makes its own rules.

Profits were made during the cold war by continuing the controlled escalation of tensions between the superpowers while secretly preventing those tensions from reaching critically dangerous levels. The major players included Armand Hammer, the Rothschilds, the Bushes, Averill Harriman, inter alia.

These people always find ways to eke profits from a system that is in meltdown. They make money on the way up. They make money on the way down. Their appalling justification, their pact with the devil that makes this all possible, is that "As long as we're making money then everything must be OK." This is what the real PTB (Powers That Be) believe. This is the final distilled definition of "the bottom line".

The problem lies in the definition of "The Powers That Be." Most people still think in terms of nation states. I always think in terms of money, even to the point of looking at money (the way it functions now) as the PTB without attachment to a human or national identity.

Not too long ago I had a dialogue with Catherine Austin Fitts after which an epiphany struck. As the human race blows itself into extinction, or destroys the climate, or starves itself to death, the last corporate merger and acquisition will take place. And at the same moment as mankind dies, the CFO of "GlobalCorp" will be shouting, "Hooray! We did it!"

So what's an ordinary, working class Australian girl, with no political connections or agenda, got to do with this? Everything actually. Schapelle stumbled into a web of corruption so dark and rancid the spotlight she unwittingly put on it threatened a criminal empire stretched around the Globe. Her youth, beauty and innocence was (and is), like a thousand watt candle, drawing attention to the filthy sewers beneath our pristine corporations.

In fact, the threat she posed was (and is), so great the whole apparatus of state was turned against her - and like another famous Australian woman, Lindy Chamberlain, another victim of corporate corruption, a tried and tested formula was wheeled out. The ingredients have fed fear and loathing for centuries. It was time to burn the witch, blame the hussy for her own predicament. It's a very old theme, "She deserved it," "She provoked/tempted him," "She's manipulative," and plays very well to a certain audience. Forget truth, forget logic, just sing that ancient tune.

Forget the botched forensics . . .

Forget the "Lost" CCTV . . .

Forget the avoided investigations . . .

Forget the QANTAS Criminals . . .

Forget the Payoff's . . .

Forget the airport corruption . . .

Forget the murder . . .

Forget the Macquarie Bank connection . . .

Forget the lies and smear . . .

Just burn the witch, and now let's add the "Rapist" to the fire.

Sign the petition for Julian here. Sign the petitions for Schapelle here.