Words of Encouragement from a Strange Source
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This weekend the Constitutional Coalition is holding their annual Education Policy Conference in St. Louis. Grassroots activists and legislators from around the country will be in attendance to learn more about existing or proposed education reforms being implemented at the federal and state levels. Also occurring this weekend down in Texas is the It’s About The Child conference where the focus will be on the recently passed ESSA law which falsely purports to return control of education to the states. Both conferences will be addressing the enormous system in place that has grabbed the reigns of government to enhance the power and wealth of the elite. This system is heading towards the New World Order of one government, centralized control where political boundaries like state lines or national borders are obliterated along with any true representative form of government. This isn’t conspiracy theory. How could it be when the attendees at last week’s Davos gathering were openly discussing such plans? However, a report on the World Economic Forum may offer the attendees of this weekend’s conferences a ray of light into the dark future that appears before them.
Gary North, who offers wealth building strategies on his site, reported on the gathering of the world’s wealthiest people in Davos Switzerland. These people are die hard Keynesians meaning they believe in central banks and central planning. The Soviet system of expert committees determining everything from production quotas of boots to crop rotations operated under Keynesian principles. Those from the Austrian school of economics, who studied Hayek, believe in the invisible hand of the market and are not invited to these gatherings because their message is that central planning is a terrible doomed concept, a message the Keynesians don’t want to hear.
Normally the WEF gatherings are where the very wealthy come to listen to economic experts and hope to walk away with the secret to blasting their own wealth even higher. North says this year it’s different. “This year, the preliminary press releases about some of the major speeches indicate that the New World Order really is bordering on the New World Disorder. The acolytes of central planning are losing control, and they are now admitting it.”
The problem the Davos attendees are encountering is this: “market competition now is based on computer networks, and the grand designs of the central planners and welfare state advocates are steadily losing ground. This has created great consternation in high places,” according to North.
This computer interconnectedness, while facilitating the international business deals of the multinational corporations, is also giving rise to a system of political power outside of those businesses’ control. Central planning has always been limited to national sovereignties, and national sovereignties are losing control over the flow of funds, the flow of goods, and the flow of information.”Those forces politically that are gaining strength today are doing so at the expense of the multinational worldview of the kinds of people who show up at Davos.”
Rather than a global asset reallocation, those political forces want:
- Fences and walls,
- resistance to trade deals, and
- restoration of national independence.
I will quote North extensively here since he frames the problem so well.
“The internationalism of the free market is undermining national control by national political and bureaucratic government planning agencies. Meanwhile, political forces are moving in the direction of undermining the international institutional arrangements that had been the tools of multi-nationalism used by Keynesian international planners and opponents of national sovereignty.
These people do not know how to deal with this twofold problem. To the extent that the economy goes multinational, the New World Order loses power. Why? Because there is no international agency that possesses anything like the ability to impose sanctions across national borders. So, the digital economy is working against them. It is working against central banking, too.
But the politics of nationalism is no longer based on the kinds of chummy connections that have characterized the Council on Foreign Relations and its various clones in other nations. The nationalism that is rising up around the world is not New World Order Keynesian nationalism, but rather an older nationalism that favors national sovereignty, not sweetheart deals across borders that were initiated by government-employed bureaucrats on behalf of multinational conglomerates.”
The US Chamber uses their chummy relationships with congressmen to promote the common core standards in all fifty states (see, no borders). The Council on Foreign Relations meanwhile attempts to erase the national borders by promoting the internationally benchmarked Common Core Standards which were necessary for “American competition in a global economy.”
“They (WEF attendees) had thought that the Keynesian manipulation of national economies would work just as well across borders. They promoted managed trade. They promoted central bank hegemony.” They believed in global workforce management that required the cooperation of governments, working for the multinationals, to train the students, er workers, to accept central control of career planning. The problem is that the inventions of these companies, like Microsoft and Apple, are destroying the very system these companies were planning to use to increase their market share. This is happening very quickly and the governments the multinationals have been using cannot adapt fast enough.
“And the process of creative destruction is occurring faster than ever. Confronted by the meteoric rise of Uber, for example, traditional taxi drivers ‘are being asked to adjust in a matter of days, rather than years, leaving democratic systems little time to determine how much compensation they should receive, and how it should be distributed.'”
How silly does a multi-year study of rising economic sectors by the American Diploma Project, their mining of worker school transcripts to determine what education they received that got them into those business sectors and the effort to then project areas of academic focus and standards, followed by intensive government lobbying and years of teacher training and rocky roll outs, seem when a revolutionary business sector could be born at any moment that renders those studied business sectors obsolete?
“As the Internet spreads, and smart phones get cheaper, and Wi-Fi gets wider, the Keynesian hegemony is steadily replaced. There is not a thing any of these people can do about it. They can yell, they can scream, and they can promote this or that nongovernmental organization (NGO) that has no teeth, but there is nothing they can do at this point to reverse the spread of digital communications.”
In our American elections, political consultants are still counting on massive traditional candidate war chests to win the day, but social networking, digital communication, which for the most part is free, is activating a voting base who will actually determine who wins the election.
The money in those political war chests buys things like phone banks, tv ads and mailers. The reality is that no one answers their home phone any more making phone banks a relic of the last century election process. Television ads are quickly dispensed with DVRs and never seen. And most people under 35 are watching streaming content free of all political ads. Political mailers have never convinced anyone to vote and have only served to get unfamiliar names in front of people. Most are immediately thrown in the recycle bin. But people are on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumbler, Reddit and other apps every day. Those unfamiliar candidate names are passed around more rapidly than the annual winter cold virus. The youth are on the last two apps in particular and are exposed to political messages in greater percentages than ever in the past. Candidates no longer have control over their campaign persona as people from different states share insider information about the candidates with their local network who in turn shares it across state lines. The average person can be the ultimate digital community organizer. Money must now be used to influence the digital sphere and multinationals haven’t figured out yet how to do that effectively. The best we have seen is the easily identified troll.
North’s second to last paragraph offers the greatest hope to those pushing back against the globalist take over of education.
“They (Davos attendees) get richer, but only by surrendering to market forces. They make more money, but they have less control. In the free market social order, the customer is king, not the producer. The producer serves his customers, not the other way around. The free market is not politics. Public servants in politics push people around. Producers in the market order are servants, and if they do not meet customer demand, customers take their business elsewhere. These men resent it, but there is nothing they can do about it. Market forces transfer authority to consumers, and the consumers now buy and sell across borders. Nationalists of all varieties, whether Right-wing, Keynesian, or Left-wing, are fighting a rearguard action.”
Common Core was an attempt by the producers to be the king, to, as Bill Gates stated, create the “uniform customer base.” However, when teachers can create and market their own lesson plans without the expensive infrastructure of a multinational textbook publisher and such lesson plan purchases can be limited only to the teachers who think they will work best for their class rather than forced on an entire district, what sort of long term future do the Houghton Mifflins and Pearsons have in curricula? When national and local pride return as a cultural value, who is going to buy the materials promoting global citizenship or promising commonality with other nations in large enough numbers to support their production? Parents, students and local school districts are the customers. With the information available on the internet they will have what they need to make the right education decisions locally, and there is nothing the producers can do about it.