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Summary of Prof. Carroll Quigley’s Last Public Lecture

Here is an excellent summary (by my friend and colleague Christopher M Quigley)  of Prof. Carroll Quigley’s Last Public Lecture Given Months Before He Died:”The 3rd. Oscar Iden Lecture 1978″ This is well worth a read and also hopefully it will  encourage you to start to help bring about the re-vitalization of you individual communities. The time has come to “Create  your  own  communities”. Current government policies are in fact destroying communities. The old, the sick, the poor and the less educated are been marginalized and are been forced to pay for the criminal actions of the elite.  The Irish state is now  under the total control of the financial gangsters in Europe and the local politicians are only the mouthpieces and enforcers of “ policy” as dictated by these  new absentee landlords  of modern times .The needs of our people are been ignored and each and every one of you can see that your local communities are falling apart as essential services are cut and people struggle to keep themselves afloat.  Fear of one’s own future is now a daily experience we all go through! The politicians are living in a twilit zone where they are pampered beyond belief as the various gravy trains with their “entitlements”’  leave from the Dail station!

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By Christopher M. Quigley B.Sc., M.M.I.I., M.A.

 

 

 

Prof. Carroll Quigley Quote:

“This shift from customary conformity to decision making by some other power, in its final stages, results in the dualism of almost totalitarian imperialism and an amorphous mass culture of atomized individuals. The fundamental all pervasive cause of World instability today is the destruction of communities by the commercialization of all human relationships and the resulting neurosis and psychosis. Another reason for the instability of the Western system is that two of the main areas of sovereignty are not included in the state structure: control of credit/banking and corporations. These two elements are therefore free of political controls and responsibility. They have largely monopolized power in Western Civilization and in American society. They are ruthlessly going forward to eliminate land, labor, entrepreneur-management skills and everything else the economists once told us were the chief elements of production. The only element of production they are concerned with is the one they control: capital. Thus capital intensification has destroyed food, manufacturing, farming and communities. All these processes create frustrations on every level of modern human experience and result in the instability and disorder we see around everyday”.

 

In 1978 Professor Carroll Quigley, a few months before he died, gave three lectures at Georgetown University, Washington. The lecture series was sponsored by a grant from the Oscar Idem endowment. The genius of Carroll Quigley shone through his three presentations because, as always, he forced his audience to think. His essays covered the thousand years of the growth of the State in the Western tradition from 976 – 1976. His approach went against the grain of most academics who only taught history in short sound bites. Quigley believed that you could not understand anything unless you saw the whole and the essence of his philosophy was that history was logical i.e. things happen for a reason. For him the core of all that occurs throughout the ages is the underlying force of fundamental human values. Leaders, rulers and executives who miss this point are prone to make erroneous decisions because their actions will be based on flawed analysis and understanding. The professor saw that American society and Western Civilization were in serious trouble in the late 70’s. In hindsight his final essay “The Sate of Individuals” was particularly prophetic and events during the subsequent 32 years have exonerated his controversial conclusions. In summary this essay stated the following: Society is an organization of persons and artifacts to satisfy human needs.

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Currently our desires are remote from our true  needs. Societies are built on needs and they are ultimately destroyed through desires. Power between the state and the society rests on the ability of the state to satisfy human needs. The state is a good state if it is sovereign and responsible. There are seven level of culture or aspects of society: military, political, economic, social, emotional religious and intellectual. Military: men cannot live outside of groups. They can satisfy their needs only by co-operating within community. This group needs to be defended. Political: If men operate within groups you must have a method to settle disputes. Economic: The group must have organizational patterns for satisfying material needs. Social: Man and women are social beings. They have a need for other people. They have a need to love and be loved. Emotional: Men and women must have emotional experiences. Moment to moment with other people and moment to moment with nature. Religious: Human beings have a need for a feeling of certitude in their minds about things they cannot control and do not fully understand. Intellectual: Men and women have a need to comprehend and discuss. Power is the ability in society to med these eight fore-mentioned human needs. Community is group of people with close inter-personal relationships. Without community no infant will be sufficiently socialized. Most of our internal controls which make society function have historically been learnt in community. Prior to 976 most controls in society were internal. In the West after 976 due to specialization and commercial expansion controls began to be externalized. Sovereignty has eight aspects: defense, judicial, administrative, taxation, legislation, executive, monetary and incorporating power. Expansion in society brings growing commercialization with the result that all values, in time, become monetized. As expansion continues it slows with the result that society becomes politicized and eventually militarized. This shift from customary conformity to decision making by some other power in its final stages results in the dualism of almost totalitarian imperialism and an amorphous mass culture of atomized individuals. The main theme in our society today is competition and no truly stable society can possibly be built on such a premise. In the long term society must be based on association and co-operation. From 1855 Western Civilization has shown signs of becoming increasingly unstable due to: technology and the displacement of labor: increased use of propaganda to brainwash people into thinking society was good and true; an increased emphasis on material desires; the increased emphasis on individualism over conformity; growing focus on quantity rather than quality; increased demand for vicarious satisfactions.

As a result more and more people began to comprehend that the state was not a society with community values. This realization brought increasing instability. Another element of the trend towards instability in Western Civilization was the growth in weapon systems that if actually used would ensure total destruction of the planet. This in effect meant that they were effectively redundant. In addition the expansion of the last 150 years has in essence been based on fossil fuels. The energy which gave us the industrial revolution, coal – oil – natural gas – represented the combined savings of four weeks of sunlight that managed to be accumulated on earth out of the previous three billion years of sunshine. This resource instead of being saved has been lost. Gone forever never to return. The fundamental all pervasive cause of World instability today is the destruction of communities by the commercialization of all human relationships and the resulting neurosis and psychosis. Medical science and all the population explosions have continued to produce more and more people while the food supply and the supply of jobs are becoming increasingly precarious, not only in the United States, but everywhere, because the whole purpose of using fossil fuels in the corporate structure is the elimination of jobs. Another  reason for the instability of the Western system is that two of the main areas of sovereignty are not included in the state structure: control of credit/banking and corporations.

These two elements are therefore free of political controls and responsibility. They have largely monopolized power in Western Civilization and in American society. They are ruthlessly going forward to eliminate land, labor, entrepreneur-management skills and everything else the economists once told us were the chief elements of production. The only element of production they are concerned with is the one they control: capital. Thus capital intensification has destroyed food, manufacturing, farming and communities. All these processes create frustrations on every level of modern human experience and result in the instability and disorder we see around every day. Today in America there is a developing constitutional crisis. The three branches of government set unpin 1789 do not contain the eight aspects of sovereignty. As a result each has tried to go outside the sphere in which it should be restrained. The constitution completely ignores, for example, the administrative power. As a result the courts, in particular the Supreme court, is making decisions it should not be making. In addition the President, who by the constitution should be easily impeached, has become all powerful to such an extent that the office is now as basically Imperial. However, to me the most obvious flaw in our constitutional set-up is the fact that the federal government does not have control over money and credit and does not have control over corporations. It is therefore not really sovereign and is not really responsible. The final result is that the American people will unfortunately prefer communities. They will cop or opt out of the system. Today everything is a bureaucratic structure, and brainwashed people who are not personalities are trained to fit into it and say it is a great life but I think otherwise. Do not be pessimistic. Life goes on; life is fun. And if a civilization crashed it deserves to. When Rome fell the Christian answer was. “Create your own communities”.

Source: The Oscar Iden Lecture Series Georgetown University Library Prof. Carroll Quigley

Time to Act in the Nations Best Interest

This letter was sent to me today

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen of Ireland.

The most important vote in recent Irish history is to be taken on Wednesday 15th December 2010. This vote is taking place because the Irish constitution demands a vote when Irish sovereignty is substantially mitigated. The Dail must cast out this treasonous agreement negotiated by Mr. Paddy Honohan on behalf of his international masters. Its terms are unacceptable and are solely for the benefit of cosmopolitan bankers and their local carpetbaggers who have sold out the nation through their corruption and disloyalty. This “crisis” taking place is no accident. When will we all wake up? The game was well spelled out by Carroll Quigley former professor of Georgetown University and mentor to President Bill Clinton in his classic book “Tragedy & Hope.” I quote:

“The powers of financial capitalism had a far reaching plan, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political systems of each country and the economy as a whole.

 The system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central bankers of the world acting in concert, by secret agreement. The apex of the system was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basel,  Switzerland (and the I.M.F.), a private bank owned and controlled by the world’s central bankers which were themselves a private corporation.”

Re:Article on China

The Fallacy of Free Trade

By

Christopher M. Quigley, B.Sc., M.M.I.I., M.A.,

WWW.WealthBuilder.ie

 “The causes of wealth are something totally different from wealth itself. A person may possess wealth i.e. exchangeable value; if, however, he does not possess the power of producing objects of more value than he consumes, he will become poorer. A person may be poor, if he, however possesses the power of producing a larger amount of valuable articles than he consumes, he becomes rich. The power of producing wealth is therefore infinitely more important than wealth itself; it insures not only the possession and the increase of what has been gained, but also the replacement of what has been lost. This is still more the case with entire nations (who cannot live out of mere rentals) than with private individuals.” – Freidrich List “The National System of Political Economy”

Any serious national economist who objectively reviews the reality of free trade must eventually come to the conclusion that it is ruinous to a nation. Granted it may seem to work short term in providing “cheap goods” but in the longer perspective it destroys the productive wealth-creating base of a community. The British Empire knew this fact, and while it ostensibly lauded the teachings of Adam Smith and his “Wealth of Nations”, under no circumstances did it carry out Smith’s doctrine in its actual trading policy. The mandarins from the East India Company, that owned and ran the Empire, had no time for economic nonsense. Whatever they produced in England could not be imported, yet it shoved lower cost goods from India and the Indies onto the new American Colonies, thus destroying fledging industry in the new territories. Again to quote List:

“England was unwilling to found settlements in Asia in order to become subservient to Asia in manufacturing industry. She strove for commercial supremacy, and found that of two countries maintaining free trade between one another, that one would be supreme which sold manufacturing goods, while that one would be subservient which could only sell agricultural produce. In her North American colonies, England had already acted on these principles in disallowing the manufacture in the colonies of even a horseshoe nail, and still more, that no horseshoe, made there, could be imported into England.”

It is clear that developing home industries provides jobs, productive capacity and enhanced purchasing power. The opposite policy, advocating the destruction of industry, is ruinous to a nation or empire. When one looks at the current arrangement being entered into by the US government vis a vis China, it is axiomatic that this policy cannot suit America as a nation and is therefore being adopted to suit a trading elite. The free trade fallacy is utterly destroying American industrial capacity, hampering technological development, ruining real jobs and undermining social stability. Until this modality of executive government is reversed it is a foregone conclusion that America, as a nation, will continue to decline.

The longer this reality is ignored the more serious the problem will become. Eventually, if it progresses too far, the system will manifest such instability that it will fail from the bottom up through bankruptcy of households, small businesses and communities. This insolvency will eventually force change at the top through lack of a viable tax base. As diagnosed by Carroll Quigley, in his “Oscar Iden Lecture Series”, the end result will be a reversion to community to provide for the necessities of life. Such a trend is starting because governments are losing the respect of people. Policy makers no longer possess the rigour of honesty and rational truth: they speak in bombast and sophistry. In other words, they no longer know what they are talking about. You cannot fool everybody all of the time. Nothing focuses the mind like unemployment, sickness, homelessness and starvation. These realities are beginning to allow Americans to become enlightened about the free trade error. More and more folk are starting to question the logic of this economic suicide with China. How can a free democracy do “business” with a tyrannical dictatorship that forces abortions on women if they have more than one child; where travel is restricted; where much labour is forced; where the environment is being despoiled; where free speech is banned and where there is no respect for spirituality and religion? This communist dictatorship is allowed provide “cheap” goods to Wal-Mart who then floods the American market, supposedly for the benefit of the American consumer. However, in essence, this model destroys all indigenous American retail and manufacturing infrastructure as no home corporation can compete with this China/Wal-Mart  business/political model. The fact that no American worker can adequately provide for life, limb and family on Wal-Mart wages simply completes the travesty and inequity of the system.

This free trade model is a fallacy and until this fact is owned up to and faced down all other problems facing America pale into insignificance.

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