The world, as I see it, is an asylum and the people running it are insane. It has always been so. Since humans have lived together in social groups, there have been only two types of people: the players and the payers. The players are the few that have all the power. Today, people have different names for the players; such as, The Powers That Be (TPTB) or the Political Elites and the Banking Elites. Their power comes from their wealth and/or the means to enforce their wishes with brute force, if necessary. In modern times, however, the players have been able to control the payer through guile, whereby the majority of the payers support keeping the players in power. Although insane, the players are very clever. The payers are, with few exceptions, an ignorant and easy prey and , in some cases, just as insane as the players. I will have more to say about the exceptions in a moment.
To my way of thinking. the players fall into several groups:
- Bankers who own the central banks and, therefore, control the monetary systems.
- Governments and the political elites who run them. Inside some governments are other players that are continuous, where as, politicians come and go. These would the military apparatus, the intelligence organizations, and the national security organizations. With very few exceptions, all governments are socialist in nature. They are either totally socialist or partially socialist, including the United States.
- The mega rich and the mega corporations that have climbed in bed with the governments.
- In recent times, some non-government organizations formed through treaties among nations are behaving as players. The United Nations is the most glaring example and, since the Balkan conflicts, NATO have been behaving as a player too.
- Some would argue that the Muslim oil exporting nations of the Middle East and North Africa are an independent player. I would argue that they have been but a thorn in the side of the real players. Having said that, there are huge oil and more importantly natural gas in a block of Muslim nations that runs from the southern border of Russia all the way to the Middle East and North Africa. If all those nations ever resolve their differences and became a unified block, they would definitely be a major independent player.
To understand the payers, let’s use the United States as an example. This will hold true for all developed countries. It is a bit different for undeveloped countries.
The payers, as I see things, are made up of two primary groups.
- The first group is the non-productive class. They live primarily off of the government’s safety net. So far, they are tolerated by the players, in this case the political elites, because they are useful for their votes. The political class pretends to fawn on the non-productives, but it is guile pure and simple and it works to keep the political elites in power so that they can maintain the illusion that the government works for the people. Because the non-productive class is so gullible, one could argue that they are insane.
- The second group is the productive class sans the mega corporations that are in bed with the political elites. The productive class includes all the middle class and a good share of those we call rich. The players need the productive class because they are the source of wealth creation the players want rob or at least control. I see the productive class as having three sub sets.
- A large part of the productive class are supportive of the political class, This subset includes what we would call left-wing activist. The are true believers in socialism. The radical environmentalists are in this subset, as well. These people are not ignorant. They should know better. Therefore, I also classify them , as being insane.
- Another large subset of the productive class (they do work and pay taxes) that support the political elite are what we call followers or sheep. They are not necessarily insane. They are mostly ignorant or just apathetic.
- The third subset of the productive class are the only ones to resist the political class. This is the exception I mentioned earlier. We are that exception. We who cherish what America was ment to be. We call ourselves conservatives or libertarians. We are not a monolithic group. We have our differences. But, the one thing we all agree on is the words Thomas Jefferson put into our Declaration of Independence: “…that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”. To my knowledge, no other country has a founding document that recognizes man’s natural or God-given rights. Most people on this planet have never been made aware of their God-given rights. For that reason, America has the largest concentration of freedom loving people.
So, Asylum Watch is where we try to figure out what the world’s powerful players are doing and how what they are doing could affect our lives. Much of what they do is done in the shadows , so often times , the best we can do is identify the dots and connect them the best we can. And so, it is important that we keep open minds and understand that what we think we know today may change tomorrow. At Asylum Watch, readers are encouraged to challenge the authors opinions and interpretations and offer alternative views. I ask only that the conversation be kept civil.