Corona: Who benefits from It?


[Translation from German]

American president Franklin Roosevelt once said, "Nothing in politics happens by accident. When something happens, you can bet it was planned that way". When one looks at what has happened in the past year and a half, that phrase seems particularly frightening. Can it really be that everything people have experienced was planned? There are an overwhelming number of signs and indications pointing in that direction.

The situation in which people currently find themselves is unique in the history of mankind. Never before has the entire world been subjected to such a global regime of coercion as in present time. And never before have so many measures been taken that at first glance seem so incomprehensible, in part so nonsensical and in many cases so contradictory.

Governments across the world are officially dealing with the most serious health crisis in living memory. However, the measures that have been taken against it have not improved the situation, but continuously worsened it. Any doctor can confirm: The health condition of the majority of people is worse today than it was before the crisis.

Even from the perspective of those who ordered the measures, people are facing a shambles: After all, the alleged threat of a Fourth Wave and the announcement of the need for third and fourth vaccinations mean nothing other than that the measures taken so far have failed to achieve their purpose, which was to contain the disease—Covid-19.

But that is far from all. As a result of the lockdowns, people are currently facing a severe global economic crisis. Production is down around the world, logistics are at rock bottom, supply chains are broken, countries are facing crop failures, food shortages, and a shortage of semiconductors that are vital to large parts of the economy.

But here, too, no countermeasures are being taken; on the contrary, the money glut continues and is even being intensified. Since the beginning of the crisis, states and central banks have injected almost 20 trillion dollars into the global money cycle, with no end in sight, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the world's most powerful financial organisation, is issuing 650 billion on August 23, the largest amount ever of its own currency, the Special Drawing Rights.

The social situation looks no better. Just one example: In the USA, the economically strongest country on earth, almost 4 million people are threatened with eviction because they cannot pay their rents or service their home loans. More than ten times that number are unable to support themselves on their incomes.

And what the deliberate breaking of the economy and the stoking of inflation have failed to achieve, politicians have achieved: a cross-national division of the population the likes of which the world has never seen before.

And now, to crown it all, the US has deliberately brought about a change of power in Afghanistan, leaving the Taliban with military material worth twenty billion dollars and a complete air force, including eleven air bases. One foreseeable consequence is that Europe will experience the next great wave of refugees this fall.

Why, one wonders. Why are measures being taken around the world that are bringing about one disaster after another and dragging the majority of people deeper and deeper into the abyss instead of pulling them out of their misery?

To answer this question, one must ask two more questions, namely: who has an interest in this global agenda? and: Who benefits from it?

The answer to both questions is clear: The biggest profiteer of the current crisis and the most important mastermind behind the scenes is the digital-financial complex—a kind of community of interests headed by the biggest IT companies and the biggest asset managers of our time.

The most important IT companies include Apple, Alphabet, Amazon, Microsoft & Facebook. The stock market value of these companies alone is currently $9.1 trillion. Just for comparison, the combined gross domestic product of Germany, France and Italy is $8.6 trillion.

In addition to these digital companies, there are also the major asset managers, namely BlackRock, Vanguard, Fidelity and State Street. They all have significant stakes in all IT companies, and not only that: these four alone currently manage a total of $22.6 trillion. By comparison, the GDP of all 28 countries in the European Union was $15.7 trillion in 2020.

But it's not just the immense financial power of all these companies that makes the digital-financial complex so powerful.

Not only do the IT companies have tremendous market power themselves, they also control hundreds of thousands of other companies because they organise their digitisation and thus have constant insight into their data flow. The IT industry is basically like a tumor that has metastasised into all sectors of the economy over the course of the past few years, making them dependent on it and now completely dominating them.

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Vol. 54, No. 22, Nov 28 - Dec 4, 2021