This is part four of The Fractal Conspiracy series.
We all fall down.
Ring around the rosey,
A pocketful of posies.
We all fall down!
This is a nursery rhyme just about everyone is familiar with and a great many are also aware of the theory that it serves a much greater purpose than entertainment. Although Snopes.com (as is their fashion, as of late) dismisses the idea, Wikipedia.org offers a more balanced interpretation of the idea by giving evidence against the claim rather than dismissing it, out of hand. If you’ve never heard, the rhyme is said to be a sort of public service announcement for children that tells them how to indentify signs of the bubonic plague and why to avoid it. If you know the symptoms of the plague, this should seem plainly obvious. The plague can be identified by the infected that have a circular rash around a central, reddish discoloration of the skin. Before people knew much about the actual disease, a mixture of herbs and flowers, such as posies, were used to ward off aerial transmission of the plague. Bodies were burned, hence the ashes. “We all fall down!” is self-explanatory. Those who disagree question the timing of the first written record of the song and split hairs concerning the timing and nature of different versions of the plague. Those who have read the series about The Fractal Conspiracy Theory thus far know enough not to discount the obvious, though, and shouldn’t do so in this case.
“The demon was an idea, the demon is awake.” – The Band Soul Coughing: “Unmarked Helicopters”
I promised names in this article and I will not leave you without them, but we must remember what we have learned so far. In the first article, I wanted to give you the idea that there could be an idea so powerful and ubiquitous that it could act as a sort of conspiracy with no mastermind and no formal plan. In the second article, I wanted to demonstrate that if you step back from the idea of secret groups in conflict, you could also see the very obvious course of history; the continual opposition of nations externally and how that influences and is influenced by internal divisions within a nation. The third article explains that, if you take another step back, you could see many things we think of today as secret agendas and the groups that fuel them are no more secret to each than they are to normal people.
Richard Dawkins is, generally, a blight upon the world and a strike against good-natured atheists, everywhere. Being a Christian, I disagree with atheists on their worldview but I’ve found quite a few who are aware that their beliefs are just that; atheism is a faith. Dawkins, on the other hand, is so arrogant in his belief that there is no God that he considers any disagreement to be the product of ignorance, which I would argue is ignorance itself. Nonetheless, in his book The Selfish Gene, Dawkins laid out one of the most useful tools for the thoughtful discussion of ideas in history; the meme. Like a gene, he argued, memes were ideas that were transmitted from person to person and existed in institutions like faiths as part of a larger code much as DNA is a collection of genes. The Christian religion at its most intellectually refined and common base has the primary meme of love of God and the primacy of faith in that God above all else. As a result, it tends to foster secondary memes like charity as an expression of God’s love, individual responsibility to that loving God, and regular worship as an explicit expression of one’s relationship with God.
The Fractal Conspiracy in this framework is less a fully-functioning meme organization/organism like a religion and more like an analogy to an RNA virus. It’s primary meme is narcissism. As a result, the secondary memes reflect the inevitable separation from a whole humanity that a narcissist must have because their love of self makes it impossible to honor a God who loves all life equally. From it, we can observe that greed is then justified because the self must be more deserving than others who are less absorbed or “enlightened,” the fostering of artificial divisions because it enables the pursuit of the material and because the abstraction of material wealth reflect the fundamental separation of the narcissistic self from less desirable elements of humanity, paternalism because the less “enlightened” are not worthy of the vestiges of power, and ultimately secrecy in their pursuits because the natural reaction of others is either revulsion at such selfishness or competition from those who believe similarly.
Imagine, if you will, a pyramid with four corners at the base. Narcissism is the summit of this pyramid and greed, division, paternalism, and secrecy are the four bases. As the memetic virus spreads from one group to another, the pyramid is replicated in each new layer. The top pyramid must maintain its supremacy through use of the tools exemplified in the four bases so that new hosts of the virus may not be allowed to supplant the older iterations. At the base of every level within The Fractal Conspiracy, then, one of the four base functions from a superior organization or individual determines the inferior host’s function by relying on its subordinate’s own narcissism to keep its attention looking downward at the less “enlightened” and therefore, “less worthy.” If the organizational structure of the conspiracy were any different, it would divide against itself internally and ultimately become extinct as a meme-virus. But, because this particular packaging of narcissism is supported by four base ideas that bolster each other and the ultimately powerful love of self, the focus of all within it is eternally on those with a position of less power within the larger fractal expression and, finally, on those who remain uninfected and, hence, “cannot understand” what the conspirators hold so dearly that it trumps and replaces faith. Make no mistake, though, narcissism and the four base ideas are present in every individual in every group that is part of the larger Fractal Conspiracy and it even governs the structure and function of those organizations.
In this way, the Fractal Conspirators may act in concert without any central plan because the meme-virus produces the same resultant behavior over and over again. The superior members can readily identify like-minded individuals because there is a common language that the conspiracy produces. The most obvious manifestation of this mother tongue was exploited by James O’Keefe III and Hannah Giles in exposing ACORN for its employees’ willingness to help with a sex-slave trade in minors because the pair spoke the words of the four bases. They exemplified paternalism by treating underage prostitution casually as something that was justified and secrecy by acknowledging that traditional values couldn’t hope to understand what they must hide. James’ future political aspirations promised division against establishment moorings and greed was evident in the idea of taking exorbitant amounts from the girls or evading the tax code to take from the public. James and Hannah knew their place, though, not mentioning that those who helped them had been robbed by an organization that refused to pay its employees and whose founder’s brother embezzled nearly $1 million. Narcissism is always looking downward. The problem for ACORN was that James and Hannah were acting but had observed the pattern enough to pass themselves off as carriers of the virus, at least to the least of its infected. Of course, if ACORN was exposed then it must be allowed to wither on the vine. A virus knows no mercy for an organism that cannot survive and help it to spread.
And now we will examine the faces of the Fractal Conspiracy.
The Ballad of Rosia Montana
The simple Romanian-to-English translation of Rosia Montana is “the red creek.” Since the times of the Roman Empire, the mountain has been mined for precious metals and most especially gold. Particularly frightening to Christians is the historical observation that mining activity at Rosia Montana, in the hills of Romania, releases cyanide and other toxic chemicals into a nearby river, causing it to “run red.” These environmental hazards have caused the closing of the mine and many nearby villagers are thankful that their homes and source of water are no longer polluted with deadly substances and environmental groups have cheered this. Recently, however, state-secret reports detailing just how much gold is available at the site have been leaked and ended up in the hands of financiers who wish to reopen mining. When an opportunity to satisfy one of the needs that arise from the base ideas of the conspiracy becomes so obvious, the most superior members have a hard time keeping their identities from being associated with acts that are repulsive to the larger public because time limitations often have the effect of nullifying their attempts at secrecy. Rosia Montana is just such an opportunity.
The current contract for mining rights at the site are owned by a Canadian company called Gabriel Resources. The principle owner of this company is a man named Frank Timis. He had gathered investors in the project by carefully relaying the contents of the Romanian government’s survey of the mountain to a select few behind closed doors and then promising that work was under way to reverse the legal ban on mining activity at the site. Greenpeace, the World Bank Group, and various church leaders have all stepped up to combat attempts by Timis and Gabriel Resources to open a new mine. As a result, the stock price of the company has continually gone up and down over the past fourteen years and, every time they dip, Timis and his fellow investors purchase more and more of the company. Then, almost as if by mandate, there will be news of a development that causes the price to rise, again. Greenpeace became somewhat mollified by Gabriel’s promise to clean up existing pollution at the site. If there’s one name you expected to see in this article, you are now rewarded. It seems George Soros, through his Soros Foundation, has offices in Romania and they are working to make changes within the Romanian government much as his representatives do, here in the United States. Soros has, in his own words, “encouraged him (Timis) to seek a constructive solution in Rosia Montana that would meet the legitimate demands of opponents to the mine.”
But Soros claims to have no financial or practical interest in the mine. Is he lying? It may come as a shock to some who have followed me this far but the answer is “no.” Soros rarely lies. His specialty is creating a web of loose connections and covering his tracks with money in such a way that he may even be capable of denying his intentions even to himself with perfect rationale. Instead, he holds an interest through Newmont Mining, his associate John Paulson owns another large portion through Electrum Holdings, a former partner in Apex Mining named Thomas Kaplan owns another, and, along with his brother Paul Soros, have at times owned as much as 30%. Their money retreats from Gabriel before the price comes down and then returns before it goes up. In this way, they advance their position within the company with each cycle, getting more and more for their investments and a greater share of Gabriel Resources. Perhaps they will ultimately own the company outright or another of their firms will absorb it and the contract on Rosia Montana. Whatever the case may be, the relevant fact is that Soros has a hand in Greenpeace, the Soros Foundation, the Romanian government, and the World Bank Group. Whether by careful orchestration or skillful manipulation of chaos, investor money is collected, used to drive up the value of the Soros gang’s stake, then they sell out, and finally they buy back in at a larger percentage and repeat.
You could call this “smart investing” if it weren’t for a little detail: the larger pattern of the Fractal Conspiracy throughout history has been the unfortunate closeness of government power and production of abstract wealth. Sure, gold is concrete and material wealth but Gabriel Resources hasn’t pulled an ounce out of Rosia Montana. Instead, the gold may be a nice cherry but the Sunday is the continual theft of the company’s abstracted value from unwary investors by a coordinated few. I am simply unwilling after this much exposure to the pattern to chalk this up as good business or coincidence. Soros originally made his fortune by speculation of the British Sterling against the interests of the UK’s banks and in doing so he made no secret of the fact that he manipulated the psychology of the currency market, itself. George Soros loves no man more than George Soros. He directs political ideology from his foundations like a paternalist, lives greed through his manipulation of wealth concepts to his own gain, divides companies and countries against themselves or uses an agent like Greenpeace, and does all of it with amorphous networks designed to prevent forecasting of his motives and actions. Though I will not subject myself to my own critique of traditional conspiracy theories by naming him as a director of The Fractal Conspiracy, he is certainly one of the purest expressions of it. John Paulson, Paul Soros, Thomas Kaplan, and Frank Timis are all names you should know. Paulson may be closer to Soros than his own wallet, though. Consider that those two made money from the same financial crisis that grips America now with near-ten percent unemployment.
Watering the Tree of Tyranny
From Discoverthenetworks.org, a description of the Cloward-Piven Strategy: First proposed in 1966 and named after Columbia University sociologists Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, the “Cloward-Piven Strategy” seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse.
Discoverthenetworks.org notes that an early promoter of this strategy was the Marxist agitator Saul Alinsky who is best known for his book Rules for Radicals which outlined his plan summarized by the site:
- Identified a set of very specific rules that ordinary citizens could follow, and tactics that ordinary citizens could employ, as a means of gaining public power
- Created a blueprint for revolution under the banner of “social change”
- Two of his most notable modern-day disciples are Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
While this might sound like the fantasy ramblings of two leftist academics and their partner in ideology, consider how close this strategy is in goals and methods to what was outlined by KGB defector Yuri Bezmenov. Under his alias, Tomas Schuman, he gave a lecture which has come to be known as “Sleepers Emerge and Messiah Appears.” His claim was that the KGB spent the majority of its funds in American operations to bring about a crisis in the United States that would drive the population to accept the mandates of strong central power and financial concentration brought about by a demagogue “savior” whose solutions had the common thread of socialist policy.
Working directly from the recommendations of Cloward, Piven, and Alinsky, Wade Rathke founded ACORN in 1970 with help from George Wiley who also had direct and open ties to the two Columbia professors and Alinsky. Rathke and Drummond Pike co-founded the Tides Foundation to fund left-wing activist groups and he is currently their Board Chairman. He also “serves” with Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the AFL-CIO. Together, these organizations have tied the hands of companies through extortion, participated in an immense campaign of voter fraud, driven the state of New York into bankruptcy, embezzled money from their employees and donors, and laid the foundation for an endless maze of like-minded individuals in hundreds of organizations across this nation. The advocacy of Jimmy Carter’s and Bill Clinton’s campaigns to force or incentivize banks to extend mortgages to traditionally unqualified individuals may prove to be Rathke’s most important contribution to The Fractal Conspiracy. ACORN devoted much of its time to picketing banks that resisted these regulations and in helping buyers take advantage of federal and state programs that ultimately culminated in the housing market and credit crunch of 2008. These groups had their crisis and had identified their savior, Barack Obama, years earlier as he worked for Project Vote, another Rathke brainchild. In Project Vote, Rathke had identified an opportunity to expand the ideas of Cloward, Piven, and Alinsky by using similar techniques to identify and promote politicians friendly to his cause and deliver victories to them through persistent application of taxpayer-funded grants.
You’ve Been Robbed
Despite the obvious nature of what seems like a (somewhat) bloodless leftist coup, this is more about Rosia Montana than it is about the network. The false division created by these groups working within an American populace that revolted in horror when the inner workings of ACORN were exposed instead served the purpose of separating the people of this nation from the wealth they created. This isn’t about spreading the wealth; it’s about collecting it. All of these groups and their strategies have the concerted effect of increasing taxation and then distributing it to these groups. They are what Bezmenov called “useful idiots.” They have played a part in finishing what the Federal Reserve started in 1913. When these “saviors” came to regulate our system of currency and exchange, they made no secret of the idea that they would prefer the US dollar be separated from a precious metal standard. Together with banking and securities giant Goldman-Sachs have played some part in every financial crisis in modern American history. At each of these crescendos, the symphony of greed, paternalism, division, and secrecy were played to centralize more and more wealth as it became increasingly more abstract. At each phase, money was borrowed with interest from the financiers and even the Tides Foundation charges an 8% fee for transferring donations to circumvent political advocacy and tax regulations. Slowly but surely, a percentage of every dollar of wealth generated by Americans is being transferred to the effective heads of The Fractal Conspiracy. Perhaps the worst part is that there’s no head to cut off because the directors of this orchestra believe that they are entitled to their greed, paternalistic because they believe they know best, divisive because they prefer critique to solutions, and secretive because they believe we simply couldn’t understand their “superior knowledge.” The simple reason they have chosen to use the left in America is because this country is fundamentally center-right and leftist ideology is agreeable to centralizing money in a strong state, making it easier to steal from one unaccountable government than from 300 million citizens. When they drain America to the breaking point, they will move their operation to China and perhaps go about promoting what they portray as a right-leaning agenda. All that’s certain for now is that we’ve been taken and that China is next.
More names are warranted but, if you aren’t convinced by now, my furthering of this argument won’t convince you or maybe you’d rather have an old-fashioned conspiracy with meat-on-the-bone. In the interest of the narrative, this article will end with a more complete list organized by which of the base ideas they most seem to represent.
Singing a New Song
I will end as I began; with a song. Simple rhymes have served a historical purpose in demonstrating fundamental knowledge in a way that is easier for the mind to store. I have a song for the greatest heist in history that demonstrates its most important property: it never ends. The Fractal Conspiracy is not an end-game and, in fact, it’s evil brilliance is that it persists from nation to nation and era after era. If we do not expose it and destroy it now, perhaps this song will warn future generations. Maybe it should be translated into Chinese:
The stranger plants a seed,
It grows into a weed.
And every time your garden’s fed
The weed will change and grow and spread
So you’re the stranger’s feed.
Greed: The Bilderberg Group, Jeffery Immelt of GE, The Apollo Alliance, The Treasury Department, Warren Buffett, The Rockefeller Family, the Rothschild family
Paternalism: The Trilateral Commission, The Council on Foreign Affairs, the Clinton Initiative, elements of the environmentalist movement, Agenda 21 proponents, the World Health Organization
Secrecy: Google and its founders, the KGB, Swiss banks, elements of the CIA and NSA
Division: The Frankfurt School, the mainstream media, The Council on Foreign Relations, Moveon.org, Organizing for America, the academic elite, elements of American labor unions
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