Forget alleged Russian involvement in anti-fracking: Look at EU and Green NGO bedmates

Posted: June 23, 2014 by tallbloke in Accountability, Big Brother, People power, Politics, propaganda

From Spiked Online:

According to the Financial Times, NATO secretary-general Anders Fogh Rasmussen told an audience at Chatham House in London that the Russian government has been working with NGOs to ‘maintain European dependence on imported Russian gas’ by ‘funding anti-fracking groups’ to mislead the public and lobby governments. Maybe, maybe not. But such Gazprom conspiracy theories are irrelevant. Large green NGOs were born out of the excesses of British and European politics; they were created by politicians in Westminster and Brussels, not by Vladimir Putin.

Forget alleged Russian meddling – just consider how close and incestuous the relationship between European politicians and green NGOs, including ones that oppose fracking, has become in recent years.

In 2007, three years before David Cameron became UK prime minister, he announced his commitment to ‘microgeneration’ – that is, generous subsidies for domestic producers of electricity, solar PV panels in particular. ‘I passionately believe that a greener world will be a safer world’, he told reporters. What made this press conference so unusual is that it was held on the rooftop of Greenpeace’s London HQ.

The Labour government at the time also sought the support of green NGOs. The drafting of Labour’s Climate Change Bill in 2005 had been led by former Friends of the Earth (FoE) activist Bryony Worthington, who had been seconded to the newly formed Department of Energy and Climate Change.

Meanwhile, FoE ran an extensive campaign to lobby politicians and raise public support for the bill, called The Big Ask, which Worthington had established while at FoE. For her work on what became the Climate Change Act – regarded by many as the most expensive and damaging legislation in Britain’s history – Worthington was made a life peer, a remarkable achievement for someone not yet in her forties who had made no other notable contribution to public life or democratic politics

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  1. cornwallwindwatch says:

    Reblogged this on Cornwall Wind Watch.

  2. Gail Combs says:

    Is there a difference between NGOs, EU politicians and Russia or is it all a Dog and Pony show for the ignorant serfs?

    Remember that Pascal Lamy said the decision was made by world leaders to get rid of national sovereignty back in the 1930s.

    As you read this excerpt from “Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time” (1966) think of your own ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair (a good pal of Bill Clinton.). As the Daily Mail on Jan 28, 2008 said ” Tony Blair will be paid £2.5m a year for his post at US investment bank JP Morgan, it was revealed today.”

    Carroll Quigley was President Bill Clinton’s mentor and professor.

    Pg. 48-49:…William Paterson, however, on obtaining the charter of the Bank of England in 1694, to use the moneys he had won in privateering, said, “The Bank hath benefit of interest on all moneys which it creates out of nothing.” This was repeated by Sir Edward Holden, founder of the Midland Bank, on December 18, 1907, and is, of course, generally admitted today.

    Pg. 51: The merchant bankers of London had already at hand in 1810-1850 the Stock Exchange, the Bank of England, and the London money market when the needs of advancing industrialism called all of these into the industrial world which they had hitherto ignored. In time they brought into their financial network the provincial banking centers, organized as commercial banks and savings banks, as well as insurance companies, to form all of these into a single financial system on an international scale which manipulated the quantity and flow of money so that they were able to influence, if not control, governments on one side and industries on the other. The men who did this, looking backward toward the period of dynastic monarchy in which they had their own roots, aspired to establish dynasties of international bankers and were at least as successful at this as were many of the dynastic political rulers. The greatest of these dynasties, of course, were the descendants of Meyer Amschel Rothschild (1743-1812) of Frankfort….

    Pg. 53: The influence of financial capitalism and of the international bankers who created it was exercised both on business and on governments, but could have done neither if it had not been able to persuade both these to accept two “axioms” of its own ideology. Both of these were based on the assumption that politicians were too weak and too subject to temporary popular pressures to be trusted with control of the money system….

    Pg. 62: In addition to their power over government based on government financing and personal influence, bankers could steer governments in ways they wished them to go by other pressures. Since most government officials felt ignorant of finance, they sought advice from bankers whom they considered to be experts in the field. The history of the last century shows, as we shall see later, that the advice given to governments by bankers, like the advice they gave to industrialists, was consistently good for bankers, but was often disastrous for governments, businessmen, and the people generally. Such advice could be enforced if necessary by manipulation of exchanges, gold flows, discount rates, and even levels of business activity….

    Pg. 324: the powers of financial capitalism had another far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences. The apex of the system was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basle, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world’s central banks which were themselves private corporations. Each central bank, in the hands of men like Montagu Norman of the Bank of England, Benjamin Strong of the New York Federal Reserve Bank, Charles Rist of the Bank of France, and Hjalmar Schacht of the Reichsbank, sought to dominate its government by its ability to control Treasury loans, to manipulate foreign exchanges, to influence the level of economic activity in the country, and to influence cooperative politicians by subsequent economic rewards in the business world…

    excerpts from the book @ (wwwDOT)

    Congressman McFadden, Remarks in Congress, 1934

    Because of these remarks McFadden lost his congressional seat and when that did not shut him up, he was shot at twice and then finally poisoned.

    Some people who think that the Federal Reserve Banks United States Government institutions. They are private monopolies which prey upon the people of these United States for the benefit of themselves and their foreign customers; foreign and domestic speculators and swindlers; and rich and predatory money lender. In that dark crew of financial pirates there are those who would cut a man’s throat to get a dollar out of his pocket; there are those who send money into states to buy votes to control our legislatures; there are those who maintain International propaganda for the purpose of deceiving us into granting of new concessions which will permit them to cover up their past misdeeds and set again in motion their gigantic train of crime.

    These twelve private credit monopolies were deceitfully and disloyally foisted upon this Country by the bankers who came here from Europe and repaid us our hospitality by undermining our American institutions. Those bankers took money out of this Country to finance Japan in a war against Russia. They created a reign of terror in Russia with our money in order to help that war along. They instigated the separate peace between Germany and Russia, and thus drove a wedge between the allies in World War. They financed Trotsky’s passage from New York to Russia so that he might assist in the destruction of the Russian Empire. They fomented and instigated the Russian Revolution, and placed a large fund of American dollars at Trotsky’s disposal in one of their branch banks in Sweden so that through him Russian homes might be thoroughly broken up and Russian children flung far and wide from their natural protectors. They have since begun breaking up of American homes and the dispersal of American children.

    And finally from the book Willing Accomplices: How KGB Covert Influence Agents Created Political Correctness and Destroyed America by Kent Clizbe (Former CIA Operative)

    Willi Muenzenberg’s covert operatives were also working hard in Europe.

    Since 1920s the Soviet Union aim was influencing “Innocents,” which is the term Soviet covert operatives used to describe Westerners who could be manipulated into doing the Communists’ bidding.

    …..Taking advantage of the intellectual and philosophical climate of the early 1900s, the Soviet intelligence apparatus began what would now be called in intelligence circles “intelligence preparation of the battle space” to move the world towards the inevitable dictatorship of the proletariat. Covert operatives realized that America’s greatest strengths were its proud exceptionalism and belief that freedom and liberty were part of all men’s divine destiny.

    ….The goal of the operations was to make Americans feel that their country was bad. The KGB utilized Willing Accomplices to spread the message that America was an evil, racist, imperialist war- monger and that Communism was a benign, noble experiment designed to rid the world of corruption, oppression and injustice.

    Covert Influence Payload
    Babette Gross, wife of KGB agent Willi Muenzenberg, explained the content of the Soviet payload to Stephen Koch:

    * You claim to be an independent-minded idealist.
    * You don’t really understand politics, but you think the little guy is getting a lousy break.
    * You believe in open-mindedness.
    * You are shocked, frightened by what is going on right here in our own country.
    * You’re frightened by the racism, by the oppression of the workingman.
    * You think the Russians are trying a great human experiment, and you hope it works.
    * You believe in peace.
    * You yearn for international understanding.
    * You hate fascism.
    * You think the capitalist system is corrupt.

    This payload exactly matches today’s PC-Progressive message. The message that Soviet covert operators propagated through American Willing Accomplices. The Willing Accomplices, wittingly or unwittingly, spread the anti-American message. And this message bloomed and grew into the pernicious set of taboos and strictures that we call PC today. It is important to note that Soviet espionage simply planted the seeds of PC. The seedlings did not need continued communist cultivation. The Soviets’ American Willing Accomplices nurtured the anti-American message in universities, newsrooms, and in Hollywood.

    After the payloads were planted, the vast majority of the communist intelligence operatives met the fate of most stooges of totalitarian thugs—violent death at the hands of their comrades. ….

    In 2008, PC blossomed into full flower. In a spasm of PC-induced guilt, America elected our first anti-American president, who did not hide his disgust for normal Americans….

    That pretty much sums up what happened to our western civilization and it was not by chance.

  3. tallbloke says:

    Forget the gold standard. NASA are having a second try at flying OCO. Then we’ll be moving onto the carbon standard.

  4. Gail Combs says:

    A bit more on the behind the scenes action.

    My Comment at E.M. Smith’s (ChiefIO) . Beware of the New Elites

    E.M.’s comment on “Evil Socialism” vs “Evil Capitalism” – another Dog and Pony show from the elite. Real capitalism was killed off in 2013 in the USA and before that in Europe. Remember the definition of capitalism is using WEALTH to create more wealth. Banker created fiat currency is NOT WEALTH, it is a instead a sophisticated wealth transfer system that steals small bites from everyone via currency devaluation aka FRAUD.

    Sen. Daniel Webster, one of the more famous US senators, during the debate over the reauthorization of the Second National Bank of the U.S. in 1832 said this which sums up Central Bankers, Fractional Reserve Banking and fiat currency.

    A disordered currency is one of the greatest of evils. It wars against industry, frugality, and economy. And it fosters the evil spirits of extravagance and speculation. Of all the contrivances for cheating the laboring classes of mankind, none has been more effectual than that which deludes them with paper money. This is one of the most effectual of inventions to fertilize the rich man’s field by the sweat of the poor man’s brow. Ordinary tyranny, oppression, excessive taxation: These bear lightly the happiness of the mass of the community, compared with fraudulent currencies and robberies committed with depreciated paper.

    What is interesting about this quote from Webster, is that Senator Nelson W. Aldrich, REPEATED IT at a New York City dinner speech on October 15, 1913

    Of all the contrivances for cheating the laboring classes of mankind, none is so effectual as that which deludes them with paper money. It is the most perfect expedient ever invented for fertilizing the rich man’s fields by the sweat of the poor man’s brow. Ordinary tyranny, oppression, excessive taxation, these bear lightly on the happiness of the community compared with fraudulent currencies and the robberies committed by depreciated paper. Our own history has recorded enough, and more than enough, of the demoralizing tendency, the injustice and intolerable oppression on the virtuous and well disposed, of a degraded paper currency, authorized by law, or in any way countenanced by Government.
    ~ Nelson W. Aldrich, United States Senator, at a New York City dinner speech on October 15, 1913 IV Proceedings of the Academy of Political Science #1, at 38 (Columbia University, New York (1914)).

    I do not think Aldrich was considering the welfare of the serfs as he did so either. Aldrich is the one who brought over from Europe, Paul Warburg to write the Central banking law during the secret meeting with US bankers on Jekyll Island. The bill original bore Aldrich’s name. When it did not pass it was slightly re-written then re-name The Federal Reserve Act and given to the opposing party to push into law.

    The wealth of the USA has been stolen from her citizens ever since.

    Note that Paul Warburg is the brother of Max Warburg who arranged for funding and safe passage of Lenin and his entourage from Switzerland across Germany to Russia in the infamous “sealed gold train”

    Dr. Kerry Bolton from New Zealand has an article detailing the history: Wall Street & the November 1917 Bolshevik Revolution

    Who Dr. Kerry bolton is

  5. Gail Combs says:

    tallbloke says: “Forget the gold standard. NASA are having a second try at flying OCO. Then we’ll be moving onto the carbon standard.”

    Not surprised. That is another Bankster scam.

    The World Bank
    The World Bank’s Robert Watson was head of the IPCC. The Copenhagen talks broke down thanks to the Danish text leak: a secret draft agreement .. hands effective control of climate change finance to the World Bank

    The World Bank released a very inflammatory document: The World Bank 4 degree report in full here and summary for policymakers here.

    All the while the World Bank is lecturing the West on the evils of CO2 it has MASSIVELY increased its lending for Coal Plants! GRAPH of World Bank spending on coal fired plants around the world. The World Bank (20% US tax payer funded) is financing coal-fired plants in India, China and other countries. Obama’s EPA is moving to ban coal in the USA, while the USA and Australia will continue shipping US coal to other countries like China where those coal plants built with USA tax payer money are powering factories using US technology in country with few if any pollution laws where cheap labor competes with US labor. To add insult to injury the USA is BORROWING money from China to fund all this. Money our now unemployed laborers will have to pay back to China. (Face palm!) US technology transfer care of Bill Clinton

    World Bank: Record sums were invested last year in coal power..

    More than 1,000 New Coal Plants Planned Worldwide

    Coal’s not dying — it’s just getting shipped abroad

    The goal of Carbon Trading was to set up a worldwide trade in Carbon Credits (CCs), designed around a standard market mechanism, so that greenhouse gas producers could be penalised while greenhouse gas consumers could be rewarded. The easiest way to ‘consume’ CO2 is with trees so now The World Bank is deporting farmers form their farmland.

    World Bank Carbon Finance Report for 2007
    The carbon economy is the fastest growing industry globally with US$84 billion of carbon trading conducted in 2007, doubling to $116 billion in 2008, and expected to reach over $200 billion by 2012 and over $2,000 billion by 2020.

    This is just another gigantic wealth transfer that will leave us all serfs living in out little 14 ft X 14 ft Agenda 21 apartments in our highly controlled feudal Transfer Villages. A video by a California (socialist) bureaucrat who GETS IT! UN Agenda 21 Suprise Tea Party talk

    Tallbloke, if you have not looked at that video do so. Rosa Koire has done a tremendous amount of research as someone inside the California bureaucracy who sees how the UN Agenda 21 is being implemented.

    If there is anyone who knows wind power it is the Dutch. This is what they have to say in a peer-reviewed paper: Electricity in The Netherlands: Wind turbines increase fossil fuel consumption & CO2 emission.

    ADM profits soar 550 percent as ethanol margins improve

    Cornell ecologist’s study finds that producing ethanol and biodiesel from corn and other crops is not worth the energy
    ADM is the largest donor to both political parties:
    Mother Jones:…whether the issue is possible price-fixing in Bulgaria or influence-peddling in Washington… no other U.S. company is so reliant on politicians and governments to butter its bread. From the postwar food-aid programs that opened new markets in the Third World to the subsidies for corn, sugar, and ethanol that are now under attack as “corporate welfare,” ADM’s bottom line has always been interwoven with public policy…

  6. Gail Combs says:

    Certain countries, mainly the BRICS countries have figured out the bankers and are challenging them.
    South Africa

    My comment on BRICS plan new 50bn bank to rival World Bank and IMF

    E.M. Smith, who trained as an economist, has several posts on the Cyprus “haircut”

    An interesting point is China, South Africa, India… are mining and buying up gold like crazy.

    2011 Top 10 Gold Producing Countries

    China Maneuvers To Take Away U.S.’ Dominant Reserve Currency Status

    It’s Official: The Chinese Are Selling U.S. Debt… and Buying Gold

    (China has been encouraging its citizens to buy gold and silver BTW.)

    Gadhafi’s Gold-money Plan Would Have Devastated Dollar HMMMmmm, I wonder if this is why JP Morgan and the UN paid Tony Blair to go to the Middle East….

    2004: Rothschild to pull out of gold market after 200 years

    “The investment bank that has chaired the London meetings setting the world gold price since 1919 is quitting the market….

    The company hosts and chairs twice-daily meetings which effectively set the world’s gold price. The meetings are held in a plush chamber in the bank’s offices at St Swithin’s Lane in the City. The other four firms involved are Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Canada’s Scotia Bank and Societe Generale….

    Seems there is a real dance of the elephants going on.

  7. Gail Combs says:

    Last but most important is this paper: The network of global corporate control

    Commentary on the paper:–the-capitalist-network-that-runs-the-world.html

    …Reader danogden left an especially good comment below: “…pension plans, corporate 401(k) plans and individual funds..manage trillions in assets ultimately belonging to individuals who are predominantly not in the “1%”. …There are a number of “custodian banks” in the list — companies who hold the assets of asset managers to ensure timely processing of things like foreign dividend and bond interest, name changes (due to mergers, etc.), foreign currency conversion and the like…Again, they do not own the assets, or even really control the assets — they merely house the assets. A better list would be the actual asset OWNERS, rather than the vendors who manage, house and clear said assets.”….

    I looked into this and what is left out in that statement above (It is actually false) is that mutual funds actually own and vote stock like Monsanto. If you invest in a mutual fund you are buying shares in the mutual fund (that you can not vote) and the Mutual fund then uses the money to buy stock shares which it owns and controls. In this way power is concentrated in the hands of a few. This explains the point made in the paper that the amount of power is greater than the amount of wealth can account for.

    So facts like “85% of Monsanto is held by mutual funds and Institutional (financial) Holders” while true in that the money originated from pensioners and other little people does not tell the whole story. Yet it is trumpeted by those who want to confuse those trying to follow the money and power trails and misdirect us into thinking the stock is held and voted by pensioners – a complete and utter falsehood.

    For example divisions of Fidelity hold a total of 39,127,443 or 7.15% shares in Monsanto. The founding Johnson family controls most of Fidelity and Edward C Johnson 3rd is chairman of the group. (The vanguard Group, John C. Bogle, owns another healthy chunk – 37,496,850 or 6.86%)


    Power of Attorney to vote Fidelity Management & Research Company (FMR LLC0 shares in Monsanto

    ….Devonshire Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02109, a wholly- owned subsidiary of FMR LLC and an investment adviser registered under Section 203 of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, is the beneficial owner of 26,388,306 shares or 4.816% of the Common Stock outstanding of Monsanto Company (“the Company”) as a result of acting as investment adviser to various investment companies registered under Section 8 of the Investment Company Act of 1940.

    Edward C. Johnson 3d and FMR LLC, through its control of Fidelity, and the funds each has sole ower to dispose of the 26,388,306 shares owned by the Funds.

    Members of the family of Edward C. Johnson 3d, Chairman of FMR LLC, are the predominant owners, directly or through trusts, of Series B voting common shares of FMR LLC, representing 49% of the voting power of FMR LLC….

    Strategic Advisers, Inc., 82 Devonshire Street, Boston, MA 02109, a wholly-owned subsidiary of FMR LLC and an investment adviser registered under Section 203 of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, provides investment advisory services to individuals. As such, FMR LLC’s beneficial ownership includes 191,725 shares, or 0.035%, of the Common Stock stock outstanding of Monsanto Company, beneficially owned through Strategic Advisers, Inc….

    Ownership of the stock is made clear in this essay.

    Mutual Funds

    Mutual funds are a popular way to invest in securities. Because mutual funds can offer built-in diversification and professional management, they offer certain advantages over purchasing individual stocks and bonds. But, like investing in any security, investing in a mutual fund involves certain risks, including the possibility that you may lose money.

    Technically known as an “open-end company,” a mutual fund is an investment company that pools money from many investors and invests it based on specific investment goals. The mutual fund raises money by selling its own shares to investors. The money is used to purchase a portfolio of stocks, bonds, short-term money-market instruments, other securities or assets, or some combination of these investments. Each share represents an ownership slice of the fund and gives the investor a proportional right, based on the number of shares he or she owns, to income and capital gains that the fund generates from its investments….

    Monsanto numbers (and other info) were from several years ago at:

  8. Gail Combs says:

    A lot of info. I hope you can use it Tallbloke. It has never been about science. It has always been about power, money and keeping the serfs ignorant.

    Our job is disentangling the mess and informing others. Without that non of the real science goes anywhere.

    (one of the comments@ 3:01 pm still seems to be in moderation.)