Looking at the image of the global wealth pyramid above, it’s sickening to realize what it actually means. As mentioned on Business Insider:
[…] it shows how 32 million people, representing 0.7% of the world’s adult, population control $98.7 trillion or about 41% of the world’s wealth.
On the base of the pyramid we see that 3.2 billion people, representing 68.7% of the world’s adult population, control just 3% of the world’s wealth, or about $7.3 trillion.
The below video also does a great job illustrating this global wealth inequality.
And with this going on, it’s quite ironic that we like to think of ourselves as being civilized people. In fact this shows that we still have a very long way to go before we can get even close to being considered civilized. I’ve written about this before as well in another post here on my blog:
When it comes down to it, all we really need on this planet as human beings is food on the table every day and a roof over our heads. […] After all these years, you would think that by now we’d all have figured this out already and have structured our societies in such a way where every human being on this planet could at the very least have access to those two things for his entire lifetime. But instead what we have is a constant struggle of people trying to have more than the other in order to stay on top in this system. Like crabs in a barrel. Everyone fighting for more and more, even if they have more than enough already, at the expense of others. As a result, we end up with a situation where the richest 1% of adults own 40% of global assets, where the richest 10% of adults own 85% of global assets, and where the bottom half of the adults own 1% of global wealth. Think about that for a moment. Then we go on asking ourselves why we’re dealing with so much crime. Nobody is born a criminal. Nobody really wants to be a criminal. Crime is just a symptom of our flawed society. When we create situations where a small group of people are hoarding all the resources on this planet, while a large group of people are struggling to survive every day (and in extreme cases are just outright being denied their basic rights), we shouldn’t act surprised when people start behaving in extreme ways in order to survive. And with this I’m not validating criminal behavior, but just saying that there’s a lot more to the problem and that we have to start looking at the root causes now instead of simply blaming the criminals while we fight the symptoms.
If you ask yourself how it is that we got into this mess, you should check out the below interview by Russia Today with World Bank wistleblower Karen Hudes, where she explains what’s going on behind the scenes in the global economy, and how the world bankers are manipulating the system and are systematically siphoning off wealth from the poor to the rich.
Hudes mentions manipulation of prices, rampant corruption, 1 the fact that the quality of education got worse and people are being dumbed down, the fact that the media is also complicit in keeping people in the dark, and the fact that people are being taxed while their tax money flows out of the country to the bankers and colonialists in the UK and the Vatican. 2 People are in essence being economically raped and enslaved, and that’s why the poor will continue to get poorer while a constantly smaller elite benefits.
Here’s what Hudes says around 6:55 in:
The problem is not with the American citizens; they are a wonderful group, their values are good. It’s just that they’re not given the tools that they need to have a just society. They’re not given the basic information about what is really going on and who’s benefiting. They’re being told that they have no money. They have taken an entire city — Detroit — and declared it bankrupt when what’s actually happening as their tax dollars are not even staying in their society; their tax dollars are going by treaty to the United Kingdom and then they’re being transferred to the Vatican, to the bank at the Vatican. This is not a society that’s gonna be sustainable on any basis for any reason.
The USA is basically still a Britisch colony, taken over by the central bankers via an economic coup d’état in 1913, as I have discussed in my post titled “Income Taxation is Slavery.” And it’s not just the USA; we’re all still enslaved by the colonialists, who have just found another more “modern” and hidden way to keep us all enslaved without us realizing it. For the exact details I highly recommend reading my posts “Income Taxation is Slavery” and “Income Taxation enables Colonialism.” You may not like what you learn, but it will help you make a lot of sense out of what’s going on in the world right now and it will help set you free. You’ll also learn that Hudes isn’t alone in knowing what’s going on behind the scenes.
I also like what Hudes says around 12:08 in:
Well I can tell you that the Jesuits have a very strong stranglehold on China as well but I can also tell you that the transition of economic strength from the western countries to the east is going to happen, but it’s going to happen in a smooth way; it’s not going to be a transition through a currency war like that terrible corrupt group is trying to manipulate everyone into. Now we’re going to have a peaceful power transition this time around. We’re not going to have World War 3 like they tried to pull off in Syria. They’re now thinking they can pull it off in Iran — it’s not happening. The citizens of the world see what they’re doing and we’re not letting them get away with it this time.
It’s absolutely no coincidence that the citizens of the world are now waking up and are beginning to realize what’s going on and how they’ve been manipulated; it’s all thanks to the Global Brain. Just recently I had blogged about another example where the influence of the Global Brain on the world was very obvious. That this was bound to happen eventually was predicted by many different people hundreds and even thousands of years ago as explained in my post on the Global Brain. Humankind will eventually be free and we’re now in the transitional times. You can see it happening everywhere if you just pay attention to the details.
Of course we also owe a lot to whistleblowers like Karen Hudes — and recently also Edward Snowden who’s been in the news a lot — who have the courage to make significant personal sacrifices so that all of the citizens of the world can eventually benefit from it, learn from it, and then change the world for the better. And we can change the world; like the very brilliant futurist and social engineer Jacque Fresco said, “if you think we can’t change the world, it just means you’re not one of those that will.” So I encourage you to be one of those that will: Change the world; be politically incorrect.
Citing an explosive 2011 Swiss study published in the PLOS ONE journal on the “network of global corporate control,” Hudes pointed out that a small group of entities — mostly financial institutions and especially central banks — exert a massive amount of influence over the international economy from behind the scenes. “What is really going on is that the world’s resources are being dominated by this group,” she explained, adding that the “corrupt power grabbers” have managed to dominate the media as well. “They’re being allowed to do it.”
According to the peer-reviewed paper, which presented the first global investigation of ownership architecture in the international economy, transnational corporations form a “giant bow-tie structure.” A large portion of control, meanwhile, “flows to a small tightly-knit core of financial institutions.” The researchers described the core as an “economic ‘super-entity’” that raises important issues for policymakers and researchers. Of course, the implications are enormous for citizens as well.
Hudes, an attorney who spent some two decades working in the World Bank’s legal department, has observed the machinations of the network up close. “I realized we were now dealing with something known as state capture, which is where the institutions of government are co-opted by the group that’s corrupt,” she told The New American in a phone interview. “The pillars of the U.S. government — some of them — are dysfunctional because of state capture; this is a big story, this is a big cover up.”
At the heart of the network, Hudes said, are 147 financial institutions and central banks — especially the Federal Reserve, which was created by Congress but is owned by essentially a cartel of private banks. “This is a story about how the international financial system was secretly gamed, mostly by central banks — they’re the ones we are talking about,” she explained. “The central bankers have been gaming the system. I would say that this is a power grab.”
As far as intervening in the gold price, Hudes said it was an effort by the powerful network and its central banks to “hold onto its paper currency” — a suspicion shared by many analysts and even senior government officials. The World Bank whistleblower also said that contrary to official claims, she did not believe there was any gold being held in Fort Knox. Even congressmen and foreign governments have tried to find out if the precious metals were still there, but they met with little success. Hudes, however, believes the scam will eventually come undone.
The next steps will be critical for humanity. As such, Hudes argues, it is crucial that the people of the world find out about the lawlessness, corruption, and thievery that are going on at the highest levels — and put a stop to it once and for all. The consequences of inaction would be disastrous.