equivalent of Tolkien's tale "The Lord of the Rings" is still unfolding.
Tolkien appears to have been writing for our time, projecting forward what he saw in WW I and
II, and the beginning of the Cold War. He saw it all, and he gave us a taste
of what he saw lest we forget and repeat the offences that he saw
perpetrated against God, humanity, and the Universe. He gave us an insider
view of the world of empire, and also a view of the world of power that is
vested in humanity, in each one of us. He gave us a platform thereby, to
judge our world with and to enable us to get it right this time around.
sold more copies - well over a hundred million - than any other novel ever
printed. But do we have a brighter world because of this effort, with
greater peace, security, and prosperity? This question can never be
answered, because we simply don't know what the world would have been like
without Tolkien's tale. However we should wonder that the world might be
like in the future as the result of the footsteps towards a richer world
that we may fail to take in the present, and what it could be like if we do
take those footsteps.
We went by bus to Rome. From Rome an Air Force 747 troop carrier took us to
Paris, and from there to Miami. The flight going home, away from the sudden
'darkness' of Venice, brought on a feeling as though we were flying first
class, even without the fancy meals, music, and champagne. Being in this
airplane represented the bright side of our humanity. Also, it seemed ideal
to me that we were not in a public place anymore, considering what I had to
reveal from the night before.
I handed the tape recorder to Steve without
comment. He listened to it for a while, smiled at times, nodded at times,
and shook his head now and then. Eventually he gave it back to me.
"This contains nothing more," he
said, "than what someone else from the Fondi Empire had already told me
some years earlier at the depopulation conference in Bucharest. I had been
warned there by a group of the empire's people, a group similar to what
these fondi are, who made it plain that their empire was determined to break
up all the other empires in the world, whereby they would achieve total
control, and with it, an effective population reduction in order to maintain
this control. What they really meant to say to me then, was that they wanted
to isolate and separate people from one-another as a means for gaining
control over them and over the whole world. Breaking up empires, meant
breaking up the big nation-states, thereby stripping the people of the power
to determine their own destiny. This meant destroying all opposing states by
whatever means possible."
"That's like saying, if you're not with
us you're against us and we'll get you for it," I said to Steve.
"That's essentially what Palmerston said, without actually saying
Steve held his hand out to congratulate me,
"Your fellow," said Steve, "was more honest about the
empire's intentions than the people I had talked to. He had dropped all the
excuses and gave it to you straight. Their goal is still the same: to
isolate, to divide, and to rule the world. Nothing has changed and nothing
will. This will go on for as long as humanity remains as stupid as it is,
and for as long as it allows this to go on. Eventually, there will be nobody
left with any real power except them; no state, no country, no civilization.
Then they will own the whole world, so they think. In order to achieve this
they need big wars all over the world, and they will have them unless we can
cure humanity of its complacent mentality, which is really fascism under a
new name. Still, it is incredible that the man allowed you to tape the
"He provided the tape recorder himself,
Steve," I interjected.
Steve's face went blank. I think Steve
understood something, suddenly. He remained silent for a while, while he
listened. He listened to parts of both tapes. Eventually he responded,
saying that he had thought the empire's group had revealed their goals to
him in Bucharest, because nobody listens to mathematicians and scientists
anyway. "But now we have this! This means they really want us to sit up
and pay attention. They call themselves 'The Empire' now. That's new. They
are also getting more arrogant and sure of themselves. Letting you record
this session, even providing the recorder for it, is gross arrogance. They
are suggesting that they already own the world so that this tape can never
be used to oppose them with."
I gave the tape player to Ross after that.
Ross shook his head now and then. "They
allowed you to record this, because nobody will ever believe what's on this
tape," said Ross after he had listened to some of it. "They seem
to have assumed that. Maybe that's why the man was so bold. This Palmerston
is playing a game with us. They all are."
Steve just laughed. "Of course they are,
and they are playing it well. Just take this tape to your President,"
he said to me, "and he will laugh at you. Or better yet, take it to the
CIA and they will put you in jail for planting a forgery. Nobody in any
government on Earth will believe that the old British Empire, which formally
no longer exists, has any interest in destroying Russia as a nation, or
China, India, and much less so, their own so-called ally, the United States
of America. They will laugh you to scorn if you tell them what the man said
to you last night. Your own mother wouldn't believe you, even if you brought
this tape recorder as proof. Things can be faked. This tape proves
Here, Steve suddenly paused. "Something
doesn't add up, though," he said. "The man was too forthcoming.
That's not the pattern that I have seen on previous occasions. Something is
up. The man might not have been what he pretended to be. He might have been
a dissident within the fondi's organization. He might have been soliciting
our help to fight the fondi from within. Every organization has dissidents.
The great Empire, too, has dissidents. He may have been trying to recruit
you for his dissident organization, by giving you a rundown of the
challenges that we all face. He is certainly correct that we haven't a hope
in hell to get the critically necessary Ice Age Renaissance off the ground
unless we first cleanse the scourge of empire from the landscape of mankind.
We have put the Ice Age Challenge on the agenda at the conference.
Palmerston told us what hurtles we must clear out of the way, before we can
even get started. And the most remarkable aspect of that, Peter, was his
referring to you as a murderer by intention and a supporter of terrorism
every day that you start your car. A real recruiter would never say this. He
is correct of course. However, a real recruiter would hide this aspect,
because it is his very empire that is forcing every person of society to
become a murderer by intention through its action and inaction."
"He was correct about this aspect
then," I said quietly. "I had a hunch that he was honest about
this. He appeared to be disgusted about it, too. Also, he didn't bring this
subject up until after Antonio and his men had left."
"What he told you was on the
level," said Steve. "It was brutally presented to drive the point
home that we are all indeed murderers by intention, and guilty as charged by
our own action and inaction. If anything, he spoke too gently of the scale
of the crime that we commit every day. The current ethanol content in
gasoline, mandated by law, isn't a big thing yet, but will be in 20 years.
He is correct in saying that the goal of empire is to raise the mandated
ethanol concentration worldwide to 15%. He is incorrect, however, in saying
that the amount the agricultural land that will thereby be diverted from
food production to producing the feedstock for the distillers, presently
feeds 100 million people, which will then no longer be available. The real
figure is expected to be greater. The figures that I saw presented by
knowledgeable people in Russia, is in the range of 150 million, based on a
15% ethanol content in gasoline throughout the West. The land area that is
required to produce the feedstock for the distillation of this vast flood of
ethanol alcohol, would have the productive capacity to feed 150 million
people. This is how many people the ethanol hoax is slated to kill every
year in the 2010 timeframe, when the 15% ratio becomes law. The real figure
will likely be higher than that, because the distillation process consumes
vast amounts of water. For every gallon of ethanol that is being produced,
nearly 100 gallons of water are required, because the yeast that converts
food into alcohol will die when the alcohol concentration exceeds typically
5%. This means that 95% of the fermentation mix has to be water. Since water
is already scarce in most agricultural areas, the needed water resources are
drawn away from food oriented agricultural uses, reducing the food
production still further. In addition vast areas of agricultural land will
also be devoted to producing diesel fuel from oil seeds. However, long
before we get to this point, the world is expected to have more than a
billion people living in chronic starvation, because of the accelerating
practice of food burning on a vast scale. At the 15% ethanol stage,
upwards to one and a half billion people will become subjected to chronic
starvation, of which 10% typically die every year of the numerous
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