The world is governed by 6–7 000 elitists.
A thousand billionaires among them have as much wealth as 2.5 billion of the poorest. They are from the highest levels of financial capital, of the transnational corporations, governments, the military, the academies, non-governmental organisations, spiritual leaders and other shadow elitists.
This by far less than one percent of humankind manages global public opinion through the mass media. They influence about US$10 trillion and determine lifetime working hours of hundreds of millions of people.
Of the elitists, 94 percent are male, predominantly white, and mainly from North America and Europe. These are the people who lay down the agendas of the Trilateral Commission, the Bilderberg Group, the G8 and G20, NATO, the World Bank and the World Trade Organisation.
Through interlocking, 147 corporations control 30 percent of global wealth. Through interweaving, corporate boards are knit together in such a way that altogether, they are the de facto ruling class of the capitalist world.
One could also say they are the chosen, super rich, obedient trained animals of the dog handlers of the very apex of the power pyramid. While they are becoming wealthier all the time, 2.5 billion people live on less than US$2 per day and are malnourished – even in countries such as the United Kingdom.
The elitists live in constant fear of the day when the hungry, exploited, unknowing masses awake from their sleeping-sheep condition and repeat the French and Bolshevik Revolutions. However, this sleeping pill is now being withheld from the people.
This is why they created and still are developing the police state by militarising the police. At present, for 100 million euro the German Armed Forces are building a city with poor-peoples' quarters attached in the east of the Federal Republic of Germany, on state ground of the still existing German Reich. There, the soldiers of the Federal Republic of Germany are prepared for future deployment in German trouble spots.
For the near future, the government of the Federal Republic of Germany anticipates heavy house-to-house fighting. It will be the biggest training centre for combating uprisings in all of Europe.
Moreover, this inhumane agenda planned by elitists leads to further impoverishment of the poorest half of humankind and a relentless downward spiral of wages and salaries. It is a world confronted with the economic crisis to which the neo-liberal solution is to spend more on security than on relief of human needs.
It is a world where financial institutions run amok, in which the solution is bankruptcy, in which more money is printed through quantitative loosening of billions of new inflation-producing dollars. It is a world of permanent war where the expenses of destruction require even more expenses for reconstruction, a cycle benefiting the profits of the trans-continental companies and its global network of economic powers.
It is a world of drone murders, extra-judicial homicides, of death and destruction, at home as well as abroad.
As Andrew Kollin explains in “State Power and Democracy”: “There is an Orwellian dimension for the perspective of the government (Bush and later Obama): They chose to disregard the law.”
“For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange of his soul?” (Matthew 16:26).
• Klaus Weichhaus