"Secret Of Rulership" And Free Trade
© 2002 Macroknow Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The Macroknow Global Topics Indices measure people's
interests in, or concern about, a variety of topics, including Free
What do the Macroknow indices for 2001 tell us
Trade? They tell us1:
Trade and Evil are positively
correlated. Increases in Free Trade are synchronous with increases in
Trade and Justice are negatively
correlated. Increases in Free Trade are synchronous with decreases in
and Bankers are positively
correlated. The variation in Debt/Usury explains about 42.3% of the
variation in Justice.
do the Macroknow correlations mean? Here's what they mean:
many people do not trust the doctrine of Free
Trade. For them, the word "Free" in Free Trade evokes the
Orwellian Party slogan "FREEDOM IS SLAVERY"2:
The game is
rigged -- Free Trade favors the rich, and Justice favors the rights
and interests of
Macroknow Global Topics Indices for Free Trade (right axis) and
Evil (left axis). Note that increases
in Free Trade are correlated with increases in Evil.
Macroknow Global Topics Indices for Free Trade and Justice. Note
that increases in Free
Trade are Correlated with decreases in Justice.
Macroknow Global Topics Indices for Debt/Usury and Justice. Note
that Justice and Free Trade are positively correlated; and that the Justice curve is shaped by Debt/Usury.
The variation in Debt/Usury explains about 42.3% of the
variation in Justice.
G8, WTO, World
Bank, IMF, and business leaders have been aggressively pushing for the globalization
of "free trade." But, notwithstanding the globalization mantra, many people do not
trust the doctrine of "free trade."
Why? As I explained in an earlier Op-Ed
trade," as currently constituted, is financed, in large part, by public and private
debts -- and debt is nothing but economic slavery.3
This slavery has been codified in the
Tanach as follows: "The
rich rule the poor, and the borrower is a slave of the lender"
The magnitude of the servitude in the United
States can be measured by the monstrosity of America's private and public
debts. America's public debt
on December 31, 2001, was nearly $5.94 trillion.5 The debt of the U.S. domestic nonfinancial
sectors in October 2001 was in excess of $19.14 trillion!6
George Orwell saw clearly through the
veil of deceit. In 1984 he wrote:
"Doublethink lies at the very heart of
since the essential act of the Party is to use conscious
deception while retaining the firmness of purpose that goes
with complete honesty. . . It need hardly be said that the
subtlest practitioners of doublethink are those who
invented doublethink and know that it is a vast
system of mental cheating"7 [my
Apparently, Orwell is not alone. The
"secret of rulership" can no longer be concealed. In Argentina,
the people are telling the world that Free Trade is a "vast system of
mental cheating." But is anyone here listening?8
If you are concerned about the links
between Free Trade, Justice, Debt/Usury, and Evil, do yourself a favor.
World Bank Group
(WB), the International Monetary
Fund (IMF), the World
(WTO), the Board of
Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and, while you are at it, the White House,
and demand an explanation.
Edward E. Ayoub
1 See 2001
in Review: The Macroknow Global Topics, mindhat MAGAZINE,
December, 2001, http://www.mindhat.com/indexes-trends/200112.htm.
2 George Orwell (1903-1950). Nineteen Eighty-Four.
Eric Blair, 1949. Estate of the late Sonia Brownwell Orwell, 1987.
London, UK: Penguin Group,
1989, 1990. Slogans
of the Party, at 18.
3 Edward E. Ayoub, Nothing but a Tail, mindhat MAGAZINE, December 8, 2001, http://www.mindhat.com/op-ed/op-ed-20011208.htm.
4 The King James version of the Old
Testament replaces slave with servant: "The rich ruleth over the poor, and
the borrower is servant to the lender."
5 The Debt to the Penny,
of the Public Debt Online, Washington, http://www.publicdebt.treas.gov/opd/opdpenny.htm.
6 The Federal Reserve Board, Money Stock and Debt
Measures, H.6 Historical Data, Table 1 M1, M2, M3 and Debt (SA
and NSA), December 6, 2001, http://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/H6/hist/h6hist1.txt.
7 George Orwell (1903-1950). Nineteen Eighty-Four.
and the "secret of rulership," at 223-224.
8 At least, Paul Krugman was. In an Op-Ed piece in the New York
Times he wrote "Although images of the riots in Argentina have
flickered across our television screens, hardly anyone in the U.S. cares.
It's just another disaster in a small, faraway country of which we know
nothing . . . Most people here may think
that this is just another run-of-the-mill Latin American crisis . . . but in
the eyes of much of the world, Argentina's economic policies had 'made in
Washington' stamped all over them. The catastrophic failure of those
policies is first and foremost a disaster for Argentines, but it is also a
disaster for U.S. foreign policy." See Paul Krugman,
With Argentina, New York Times, January 1, 2002, http://www.nytimes.com/2002/01/01/opinion/01KRUG.html
Posted January 6, 2001.