The Digital-Financial Complex is the True Center of Power: “Is the Goal to Ignite Massive Civil Unrest?”
By Ernst Wolff
Global Research, January 18, 2021

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On Tuesday, the U.S. Army General Staff issued a memorandum strongly condemning the violent riots in Washington on January 6 and announcing that the U.S. military will “obey lawful orders of civilian leadership” and “defend the U.S. Constitution against all external and internal enemies.”

In addition, the document states,

“On January 20, 2021, in accordance with the Constitution, confirmed by the states and the courts, and certified by Congress, President-elect Biden will be inaugurated and will become our 46th Commander in Chief.”

Franklin D. Roosevelt: “In politics, nothing happens by accident.”

The memorandum marks the preliminary culmination of a development which might well end with the assumption of power by the military in Washington. In order to understand this development, one has to recall the words of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who once said, “In politics, nothing happens by chance. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.”

The politics of both Democrats and Republicans have for months been dominated by their dispute over the outcome of the U.S. election in November. Neither side misses an opportunity to systematically stir up emotions. Thus, both parties are deliberately inflaming the mood amongst a population whose living conditions have recently deteriorated drastically.

US unemployment is currently the highest since the Great Depression. The state as well as companies and private households are suffering from the heaviest debt burden of all time, infrastructure is crumbling, the middle class is being driven to ruin by ever harsher pandemic measures, poverty and hunger are on the rise, while at the same time the increase in wealth of the ultra-rich is breathtaking.

This historically unprecedented explosion of social inequality has created social tensions that will almost certainly erupt in violence. The events of January 6 are most probably only a foretaste of what can be expected in the weeks and months ahead.

Instead of de-escalating tensions, both parties have done exactly the opposite for weeks now, with Republicans ranting about election fraud (from which they themselves benefited in 2000), inciting protesters to commit acts of violence, and then condemning them. The Democrats have initiated impeachment proceedings, which will not shorten the president’s term of office by a single day, but which do serve to systematically fuel the anger of his supporters. The tech corporations, in turn, are adding fuel to the fire by imposing ever harsher censorship on their social platforms.

Taken as a whole, these measures are nothing more than deliberately lit fuses that are helping to explode the U.S. social barrel. If Roosevelt is right and this development is not accidental, then the goal is clearly to ignite a civil war, or at least massive civil unrest.

The true center of power is Cupertino & Wall Street

To understand why such violence is to be unleashed, one must look to the true center of power in the U.S, the digital-financial complex headed by Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Google, and Facebook, as well as the major asset management firms BlackRock, Vanguard, State Street, and Fidelity.

This digital-financial complex has usurped more power in recent years than any force in the entire history of the United States. But even this power has its limits, and one such limit is currently being reached by the foundation on which this power rests: the global monetary system, which is built around the dollar.

After having been revived several times over a period of 12 years by the central banks, this system is showing increasing signs of decay and cannot be kept alive very much longer.

The collapse of the stock markets at the turn of 2018/2019, the problems in the U.S. repo market in September 2019 and the renewed near collapse of the global financial system in February/March 2020 have clearly shown that the central banks’ options for future bailouts have largely been exhausted.

For this reason, a radical solution has apparently been opted for: According to reports from Washington, President-elect Biden will announce a total lockdown lasting several months immediately after taking office and, together with his designated Treasury Secretary, former FED head Janet Yellen, will fuel the largest monetary injection to date, amounting to almost two trillion dollars. Following the lockdown, the banking system in its traditional form will be ended and money creation will be placed solely in the hands of the central bank. U.S. citizens are to have only one account directly with the FED in the future.

Why is social unrest needed?

Why is social unrest needed for this restructuring of the monetary system? For one simple reason: Because the new monetary system is nothing short of the complete subjugation of the entire population to the interests of the digital-financial complex. The latter will not only be informed about every single transaction of every single citizen, but will also be able to withhold payments, bind them to deadlines or even restrict them geographically. It will be able to arbitrarily charge negative interest rates, favor selected occupational groups, disadvantage others, make payments dependent on behavioral codes, and completely cut off individual citizens from access to their money.

Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) no longer has anything in common with the money the world has so far known. Regardless of how democratic a constitution may be, the introduction of CBDC marks the end of all democracy, because it hands citizens over to the unlimited arbitrariness and total control of the central bank and the tech corporations that cooperate with it.

Under normal circumstances, no population would accept the introduction of such a monetary system without considerable resistance. Therefore, the digital-financial complex has obviously chosen a strategy of deliberately triggering the worst recession in a century, creating mass unemployment, promising aid payments but failing to meet the deadlines, and, in addition, creating political upheavals, setting different population groups against each other and triggering social turmoil.

By allowing the military to intervene and afterwards allowing the central bank to distribute the new money as a ‘universal basic income’ via emergency decrees, the unholy trinity of central bank, tech corporations and financial institutions will even manage to make its actions appear not as an act of coercion but as an act of humanity. The past nine months of the ‘war against the pandemic’ have proven how well this strategy works: The measures, which have lowered the standard of living of nearly two billion people, driven 130 million into hunger and destroyed millions of livelihoods forever, are still presented to the world as a “protection against a disease”.


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