I have made the case many times that there is a consortium using government and the media to consolidate ownership of the world’s factors of production. That initiative is focused on land labor and capital. Taking over and controlling the financial markets, mainly equities, is the least obvious but the easiest to explain. Here is the explanation.
History is full of attempts to take over the world. At any given time, some person or group has been or is making the attempt. This is the nature of the quest for power which obsesses a few but determined individuals.
Below is a list of such attempts. Engaging in imperialism may not appear as as an attempt to take over the world and its resources. Imperialism is basically the same as a massive attempt but opportunities are lacking so peace meal opportunities are undertaken. Imperialist ventures are included in the list. The list is long. You may just want to scan through it enough to realize that attempts to take over the world have been present in every time period. Is there any reason why there would not be such an effort going on at this very moment? I cannot think of a reason personally but if there is a reason why it ain’t so, I would sincerely like to know what it is.
Historically, the military has been used but that has given way to a more effective technique.Using financial markets to gain control of the capital markets is much more efficient. Whole populations can be enslaved without a shot being fired. Virtually no one even realizes what is happening. People have their minds on other things. There is almost no push back at all. Using power and money to control all governments around the world gains everything acquiring whole countries through war does. Land labor and capital are mostly non violent.
In the past, entire countries have sought to take over all others. In today’s world citizens of
various countries imagine that they control governments in the countries in which they live. Actually, all governments today are controlled by a group I call the Richest 100. That is not meant to be a precise number. It is simply that money and political power is what determines political outcomes. These folks are the source of essence of virtually all politicians in all countries. Those who don’t accept their money and go their own war are easy enough to replace.
The stock market is not insanely moving high because mom and pop are buying more stocks to
put in their IRAs. Stocks are not being bought so as to turn a trading profit. As it is 10 percent of
Americans own 85 percent of all stocks.
These are the tools being used.
Central Banks: Federal Reserve appointments go the best politicians among economists. No
Federal Reserve Chairman is appointed unless he is certain to carry out a president’s and his
party’s agenda. There is no way mountains of debt turned into unearned money is ever going to
cause economic growth. What it does and all it ever does is preserve and abet existing
institutions and funnel wealth and assets from the bottom of the economy to the top. They know
these things. Anyone smart enough to acquire the credentials these folks have knows what they
Stock Buybacks: Stock buybacks accomplish two things. They contribute greatly towards the
goal of concentrating ownership of equities at the top. Buybacks also provide the fastest way
those inside the corporation can make the most money in the shortest period of time.
High Frequency Trading Firms: High frequency trading firms are allowed to operate provided
they assist in elevating stock prices. They know of every trade placed with every broker. They
profit by sabotaging the trades of all sort term investors.
Retail Brokers: In any immediate time frame, retail brokers benefit from high frequency trading
firms exploiting their customers. So they are on board. Any retail broker could allow customers
to enter stop orders held within the firm and then immediately place the trades when a price level
is hit. They choose not to do that because the high frequency trading firms generate commissions
President of the United States: Any president benefits from a bull market, especially when the
economy is tanking, Any president will support affirmative stock market action.
Congress: Congress is owned by the 100 or so richest people on the planet. Often Democrats
and Republicans mysteriously get on the same page and pass a bill at least half of them would
normally oppose. Any lawmaker who votes against one of these bills will be targeted and helped
out of office. The 100 or so richest provide the essence for most politicians in Washington. Who
is going to betray those who provide their essence.
The Media: All of the major news outlets are owned by the 100 or so richest, or at least
controlled by them. All news is agenda driven. Very little news that could be deemed negative
for the stock market ever makes it to the eyes and ears of the public.
Big Tech and Social Media: Big tech firms, especially the FANGs as much as serve as
government agencies, corrupt ones. All have government contracts. They practice agenda driven
censorship. As far as I can see, so far only the truth is being censored.
I can add more to this list, but it is getting too long already.