Monday, March 3, 2014

The Narrators

In the last post, I briefly touched upon the "powers that be", a phrase so often used that its acronym is now widely understood. And as those who act out the narrative of our times are merely "actors" in a play, I think the term "Narrators" more accurately fits our "TPTB". As in a play, the actors do sometimes have some room to improvise (especially the important ones) and they may even have a chance to one day "direct" ...

True, there are many competing "realities" or narratives for one class to attach itself to, while another may gravitate toward the polar opposite. Take, for example, this narrative of the U.S. Treasury having either 7,000 (+) tons of physical gold in it's internationally recognized "legal" possession ... versus having "no gold at all".

Both narratives are credible enough and there are credible people who vehemently adhere to one or the other, each with their own supporting evidence. But that is quite a difference, is it not? Especially for gold. If we were talking about 7000 tons of chicken wings, that would be quite another matter.

Now FOFOA has recently done a good job of explaining the bifurcated physical gold market where the price of ounces is quite different that the price per ounce of tons - "Another narrative" to be sure, and one that appeals to lovers of "secrets revealed" and "conspiracies undone".

But it is a simple exercise to reason with: what is the price to the USA for all the world to know ... or to firmly believe ... that it has NO physical gold in it's possession to which it holds clear title? Would the cost of such a revelation, if it were true, be measurable in terms of 7000 tons of gold at today's current market price?

Is it really only worth less than half a trillion dollars to the US for the world to believe it holds clear title to 7000 tons of gold? For if the vaults were indeed empty, the US could restock that amount for less than what the Fed monetizes routinely in a single year, could it not? Does this two-tier market seem clearer now? If not, read this.

But these are not widely discussed narratives for the little people to entertain, nor are they meant to be.

Let us change course to a mainstream narrative that is much more publicly visible, this narrative that the U.S. military is no longer being funded to act as the global police force of the world's dominant empire.

We look over time at the developments in Egypt and Lybia, Iran and Syria, and now in Crimea, and we see a narrative being played out by the actor John Kerry, of a weak international police force, embarrassed by its defunding, confused by its commander in chief, and overshadowed by NATO.

This narrative fits well the persona of the considerate, Nobel prize winning new age president of hope and change, much more so than the rowdy cowboy Texan persona of the Iraqi conflict years. And yet, the one thing that does seem incongruent with the Obama narrative is the unprecedented use of executive order. How can this ineffectual persona of the declining empire be entrusted to wield so much power? Or do Narrators provide advisement of sorts to guide both hand and pen?

I do suspect it is the latter, for the last time a U.S. President acted unilaterally, of his own accord and without the advisement of the narrators, the narrative became quite grim upon the streets of Dallas. That lesson has surely never since been forgotten.

Yes, the Trilateral Commission, the Council on Foreign Affairs, the board of Directors of the BIS, and the key board members of it's central banks and primary dealers, as well as some lesser known individuals whose apparatus happily fund think tanks and certain "Foundations" do take great delight, as do we all, in predicting the future. What differentiates them from the little people is their ability to help shape it.

And it is more than just a means to satiate the egos of those who have all the castles, jets and islands, rare artwork and fine wine that they will ever need in this lifetime to preserve the marginal utility of their wealth.

What separates the Narrators from the narrative is their ability to craft the narrative beyond their time on earth, which is to say that "their work" is carried on through succeeding generations, and throughout the "continuation" of their holdings, and those they entrust to manage such affairs into the future.

For example, a narrative is unfolding in the East, whereby that culture is becoming Westernized in their thoughts to a degree, in an effort to bring forth a new pedigree of capitalism, and a new cultural paradigm to protect it.

I will not live to see all this play out. Nor will today's Narrators. Such is the way of things, the difference being that we little people live day in and day out for the present. We exist from paycheck to paycheck, to put food on the table for today, to pay this weeks bills, to survive yet another month. What little we hope to provide for the next generation beyond our daily struggles to survive is swept away by the forces of debt, and the state's demand upon the burden of indenture.

The Narrators on the other hand have the luxury of time. Time to plan. Time to consider. Time to prepare. Time to narrate. And their narrative is their legacy. Whereas our legacy is debt. Sad but true, and yet ... do not despair.

For the little people, if they listen closely to the right narrative, can walk in the footsteps of the Narrators, and end their lives with an understanding they may yet pass along. That is enough for the little people to hope for ... or so the narrative goes.

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