The "Secret Of Rulership" And Free Trade

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The Macroknow Global Topics Indices measure people's interests in, or concern about, a variety of topics, including Free Trade, Justice, Debt/Usury, Good, and Evil.

What do the Macroknow indices for 2001 tell us about Free Trade? They tell us1:

  • Free Trade and Evil are positively correlated. Increases in Free Trade are synchronous with increases in Evil.

  • Free Trade and Justice are negatively correlated. Increases in Free Trade are synchronous with decreases in Justice.

  • Justice and Bankers are positively correlated. The variation in Debt/Usury explains about 42.3% of the variation in Justice.

What 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:

  • More Free Trade entails more Evil.

  • More Free Trade entails more Injustice.

  • The game is rigged -- Free Trade favors the rich, and Justice favors the rights and interests of lenders.

CHART 1  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.
CHART 2  Macroknow Global Topics Indices for Free Trade and Justice. Note that increases in Free Trade are Correlated with decreases in Justice.
CHART 3  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 piece, "Free 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" (Proverbs 22:7).4

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 Party's veil of deceit. In 1984 he wrote:

"Doublethink lies at the very heart of Ingsoc, 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 emphasis].

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. Contact The World Bank Group (WB), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Trade Organization (WTO), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and, while you are at it, the White House, and demand an explanation.

Dr. 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.
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, Bureau 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. Doublethink 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, Crying With Argentina, New York Times, January 1, 2002, http://www.nytimes.com/2002/01/01/opinion/01KRUG.html

Posted January 6, 2001.