atching the crowds in Iceland banging
pots and pans until their government
fell reminded me of a chant popular in
anti-capitalist circles in 2002: “You
are Enron. We are Argentina.”
Its message was simple enough.
You--politicians and CEOs huddled at
some trade summit--are like the reckless
scamming execs at Enron (of course, we
didn't know the half of it). We--the
rabble outside--are like the people of
Argentina, who, in the midst of an
economic crisis eerily similar to our
own, took to the street banging pots and
pans. They shouted, "ĦQue se vayan todos!"
("All of them must go!") and forced out
a procession of four presidents in less
than three weeks. What made Argentina's
2001-02 uprising unique was that it
wasn't directed at a particular
political party or even at corruption in
the abstract. The target was the
dominant economic model--this was the
first national revolt against
contemporary deregulated capitalism.
It's taken a while, but from Iceland to
Latvia, South Korea to Greece, the rest
of the world is finally having its ĦQue
se vayan todos! moment.
The stoic Icelandic matriarchs beating
their pots flat even as their kids
ransack the fridge for projectiles
(eggs, sure, but yogurt?) echo the
tactics made famous in Buenos Aires. So
does the collective rage at elites who
trashed a once thriving country and
thought they could get away with it. As
Gudrun Jonsdottir, a 36-year-old
Icelandic office worker, put it: "I've
just had enough of this whole thing. I
don't trust the government, I don't
trust the banks, I don't trust the
political parties and I don't trust the
IMF. We had a good country, and they
Another echo: in Reykjavik, the
protesters clearly won't be bought off
by a mere change of face at the top
(even if the new PM is a lesbian). They
want aid for people, not just banks;
criminal investigations into the
debacle; and deep electoral reform.
Similar demands can be heard these days
in Latvia, whose economy has contracted
more sharply than any country in the EU,
and where the government is teetering on
the brink. For weeks the capital has
been rocked by protests, including a
full-blown, cobblestone-hurling riot on
January 13. As in Iceland, Latvians are
appalled by their leaders' refusal to
take any responsibility for the mess.
Asked by Bloomberg TV what caused the
crisis, Latvia's finance minister
shrugged: "Nothing special."
But Latvia's troubles are indeed
special: the very policies that allowed
the "Baltic Tiger" to grow at a rate of
12 percent in 2006 are also causing it
to contract violently by a projected 10
percent this year: money, freed of all
barriers, flows out as quickly as it
flows in, with plenty being diverted to
political pockets. (It is no coincidence
that many of today's basket cases are
yesterday's "miracles": Ireland,
Estonia, Iceland, Latvia.)
Something else Argentina-esque is in the
air. In 2001 Argentina's leaders
responded to the crisis with a brutal
International Monetary Fund-prescribed
austerity package: $9 billion in
spending cuts, much of it hitting health
and education. This proved to be a fatal
mistake. Unions staged a general strike,
teachers moved their classes to the
streets and the protests never stopped.
This same bottom-up refusal to bear the
brunt of the crisis unites many of
today's protests. In Latvia, much of the
popular rage has focused on government
austerity measures--mass layoffs,
reduced social services and slashed
public sector salaries--all to qualify
for an IMF emergency loan (no, nothing
has changed). In Greece, December's
riots followed a police shooting of a
15-year-old. But what's kept them going,
with farmers taking the lead from
students, is widespread rage at the
government's crisis response: banks got
a $36 billion bailout while workers got
their pensions cut and farmers received
next to nothing. Despite the
inconvenience caused by tractors
blocking roads, 78 percent of Greeks say
the farmers' demands are reasonable.
Similarly, in France the recent general
strike--triggered in part by President
Sarkozy's plans to reduce the number of
teachers dramatically--inspired the
support of 70 percent of the population.
Perhaps the sturdiest thread connecting
this global backlash is a rejection of
the logic of "extraordinary
politics"--the phrase coined by Polish
politician Leszek Balcerowicz to
describe how, in a crisis, politicians
can ignore legislative rules and rush
through unpopular "reforms." That trick
is getting tired, as South Korea's
government recently discovered. In
December, the ruling party tried to use
the crisis to ram through a highly
controversial free trade agreement with
the United States. Taking closed-door
politics to new extremes, legislators
locked themselves in the chamber so they
could vote in private, barricading the
door with desks, chairs and couches.
Opposition politicians were having none
of it: with sledgehammers and an
electric saw, they broke in and staged a
twelve-day sit-in of Parliament. The
vote was delayed, allowing for more
debate--a victory for a new kind of
Here in Canada, politics is markedly
less YouTube-friendly--but it has still
been surprisingly eventful. In October
the Conservative Party won national
elections on an unambitious platform.
Six weeks later, our Tory prime minister
found his inner ideologue, presenting a
budget bill that stripped public sector
workers of the right to strike, canceled
public funding for political parties and
contained no economic stimulus.
Opposition parties responded by forming
a historic coalition that was only
prevented from taking power by an abrupt
suspension of Parliament. The Tories
have just come back with a revised
budget: the pet right-wing policies have
disappeared, and it is packed with
The pattern is clear: governments that
respond to a crisis created by
free-market ideology with an
acceleration of that same discredited
agenda will not survive to tell the
tale. As Italy's students have taken to
shouting in the streets: "We won't pay
for your crisis!"
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The word Illuminati means 1.
People claiming to be unusually
enlightened with regard to a subject. 2.
Illuminati: Any of various groups
claiming special religious
enlightenment. Latin illmint,
from pl. of illmintus,
past participle of illminre,
to light up. See
These definitions are taken from "The
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language".
definitions say, any group which considers itself "enlightened"
could rightfully call itself the Illuminati. So is also the case. If
you google "The Illuminati", you will find quite a few groups
claiming this name.
It can be confusing, so before we continue, I
want to make very clear that the Illuminati we are discussing here
is NOT a benevolent secret society who wants to create peace and
harmony in this world by helping to bring freedom to the
people. Such a benevolent group DOES exist and happens to call
themselves "The Illuminati", and is actually the original
group using this name.
They have been working behind
the scenes for a very long time to help humanity free themselves
from the chains we have been stuck in for thousands of years.
Unfortunately, the Powers That Be, the evil puppet masters running
this show on war and destruction, infiltrated the truth movement
already in an early stage by adopting the term Illuminati to
describe themselves, thus using the same name as the original
benevolent group. This to further confuse the matter.
Now, almost all researchers
(including myself) have adopted the term "Illuminati" to describe
the Dark Side, and by doing so, we have to a certain degree
unwittingly helped discrediting the benevolent group with this
original name and made it harder for them to get the job done.
Therefore, I will let this
definition follow each and every article posted on this website from
now on in an effort to try to clear up the confusion. I apologize
that so many people now have mixed up the groups, and I have partly,
but ignorant to this fact until recently, been responsible for that.
The point is that the Illuminati I am
exposing here is the super-rich Power Elite with an ambition to
maintain the slave society they have been working so hard to
accomplish over the millennia!
term "New World Order", just like the term "Illuminati", has been
used by at least two different groups, meaning basically two
1) A goal to put an end to the current Order (called "The
Old World Order" - OWO),
which is considered evil and anti-survival, and therefore the
current power elite needs to be overthrown and their Old World Order
to be destroyed and replaced with a benevolent "New World Order".
The goal is a humanity-friendly One World Government. The
means putting an end to the current Old World Order with violence, if
Personally, I don't agree with using violence to stop the Old World
Order, as I am more into a spiritual solution (see elsewhere on my
website), but I want to make my
readers aware of that there IS a group calling themselves "The
Illuminati", who want to replace the current Old World Order (the
Rothschilds, Rockefellers etc.) with a benevolent New World Order,
where people are no longer slaves to this Power Elite.
2) A goal to create a micro-chipped society, so that they more
easily can maintain the current Order that they have created
throughout the millennia. This is the
"New World Order" the Bush's, the Rockefellers, the Rothschilds,
Gordon Brown, Henry Kissinger, Zbigniew Brzezinski and others are
supporting and working on maintaining. This is also the "New World Order"
I am fighting against via this website.
Just like in the case with the term "Illuminati", this second group
has confused researchers and truth seekers by using the basically
benevolent term "New World Order" for their negative and malevolent
goals. This has made it harder for the Resistance to operate,
because both "The Illuminati" and the "New World Order" have been
used as a propaganda for the Dark Side and everything connected to
these two terms now are perceived as negative.
If we really look at it, it's nothing
"new" with what this Power Elite officially calls the "New World Order",
more than an effort to hold on to the Old World Order they have
I hope this to some degree makes things clearer.
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and the New World Order and
exposed the big players
behind the scenes for more
than a decade now. He has
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