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Good signs

2009-08-20

In amongst the many news-items in the current update, there are several that have an extra eye-catch to them.

There is often a large gap between the picture of the global economic and energy developments at the surface, as portrayed in the mass-media, and the seemingly more real picture below the surface, as can be gathered from a host of alternative and not-mainstream media.

The clearest example of this is the theatre of the Iranian elections, which was a forgery; not the elections but the theatre. By the strategic usage of the “direct” media, a theatre was drawn up that had nothing to do with the reality as it happened in the country, but was aimed at destabilizing and vilifying a nation and to cause diversion in order to weaken.

It was so effective that the method was openly discussed as a threat of democracy in the face of the coming German elections.
(In line with this it is very interesting to read: “The Eurasian pipeline calculus” by William Engdahl.)

Similar is the talk about the green shoots for the economy, and the recovery that is apparently coming. Under the surface it feels as if we have build very large parts of our “developed” world, existence and culture as a giant pyramid-scheme that is about to collapse. The moment we will need to admit that further growth is fiction, and will need to learn to do with less, the current financial system will become almost obsolete. Whether the trigger will be oil or gas, or water or the climate; all are in for substantial change.

Another example of divergence between rule and reality is the fact that 25 of the 27 European states are not in compliance with the “Agreed-to” liberalisation of the energy-market. The states prefer their sovereignty above a failed plan on out-of-date and wrongful premises (namely that liberalisation would increase competition and lower costs) that would leave them in the hands of “the market”.

The growing realisation of the extent of the financial adventures of the last decade and their effects, will most likely give rise to trends towards market-protection, nationalism and nationalisations.

At the same time it is giving rise to new forms of co operations such as the one between China and 22 Arab nations who agreed to establish a cooperative mechanism on energy resources or PetroCaribe in Latin America (as described in “Jamaica and PetroCaribe: Yes, we can”.)

We are seeing massive shifts in the balance of power, in which we may see cultures based in ancient roots forge new kinds of ways of going on, closer to their principles, finding new paradigms for the future, independent of the current financial juggling madness.

And that can only be good news.

Alexander

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