by Bodwyn Wook
The corporate-government interface is dire and a hydra. On the face of it, all is ‘co-operation’ and large cheery grins as governments and banks vie at baling out different leaking things. But, wealth is what is at stake, and the power of deciding what is wealth. Over our heads these people would appear whether they know it or not, but in fact, to be caught up in a sort of end-game frenzy. The goal is to seize all of the assets. In the long beat of our western cycle, the last time this happened was in late Rome. The state then succeeded in making the grab. This time it may not necessarily fall out in
the same way, and these corporate entities indeed are every bit as bad for Liberty as the load of ‘governance’ cunodens in Downing Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. I think now that classical Liberty may well only be able re-establish itself here and there in enclaves after some sort of general ruction and haemorrhage. I expect the problem of future trade and a really sound currency may well be best met by a gold standard and the ideas of the Social Credit parties, at least in some cases. What historian-emeritus John Lukacs has called the increasing ‘spiritualisation’ of money that began in the late-modern age without any real material basis behind durrencies is now unfolding further. Now, gold does not matter — only the quest for the sole power to conjure ‘wealth’ from out of the pixels in our PC monitors.
The present situation is irredemptible, and we must lay down plans, thoughts, ideas, values for the future.
[Bodwyn Wook all rights reserved 6 May 2009]