How the Rich Eat the Poor and the World

The 2016 Oxfam Davos Report which the mass media have ignored arrestingly shows that 62 individuals – 388 in 2010 – now own more wealth than 50% of the world’s population. More shockingly, it reports from its uncontested public sources that this share of wealth by half of the world’s people has collapsed by over 40% in just the last five years.

Yet the big lies persist even here that “the progress has been made in tackling world poverty” and “extreme poverty has been halved since 1990”.

Reversing Undeniable Fact as Ultimate Justification

Unbelievably, the endlessly repeated assertion of the form that ‘the poor are being lifted out of poverty in ever greater numbers’ continues on untouched despite the hard evidence that, in fact, the poorer half of humanity has lost almost half of their wealth in just the last five years.

This big lie is significant in its implications. For not only is a pervasive claim about the success of globalization undeniably falsified while no-one notices it. Basic market theory and dogma collapses as a result. What is daily claimed as an infallible benefit of the global market is shown to be the opposite of reality. What does it mean for “trickle-down theory” when, in truth, the trickle down goes up in hundreds of billions of dollars to the rich from the already poor and destitute?

What can we say now of the tirelessly proclaimed doctrine that the global market brings “more wealth for all” when, in fact, unimpeachable business evidence shows the opposite reality on the ground and across the world. For the poor have undeniably lost almost half their share of global wealth while the richest have multiplied theirs at the same time.

The evidence proves, in short, that the main moral and economic claims justifying the global market are very big lies becoming bigger all the time.

Worse than delusional, the lived reality of impoverishment of billions of people is reversed, the victims are continually proclaimed to be doing better under the system that increasingly deprives them of what little they have, and a trillion dollars worth of loss to the poorer half of humanity ends up in the pockets of the rich within only five years.

While the ever bigger lies go on justifying the global system that eats the poor alive as “poverty amelioration”, ever more of the same policies of accumulation by dispossession justify still more  stripping of  the majority as more “austerity”, more “welfare cuts”,  and more “labor flexibility” – in a word, more starvation and depredation of people’s lives and life conditions as “more freedom and prosperity for all”.

The Statistical Shell Game that Masks the Life-Devouring Reality

As World Bank, IMF and like figures claim to show the uplifting of the poor out of poverty across the world,  media of record like The Guardian and the New York Times report the claims with headlines to show all is well and getter for the poor and the majority as they are in fact grindingly reduced in their actual lives, work and life security. Thus the very big lies are instituted as given facts which economists and social scientists propagate without a blink.

In fact, these alleged great gains for the poor out of poverty and absolute poverty alike are based on income gains of less than a cup of coffee a day, an observation that is so well blocked from view that readers may now be seeing it for the first time. Thus the hypnotic thrall of the big lies are sustained, while no other life support system is. I have had economists and interviewers of high note respond angrily when this delusion is pointed out, as if I was letting down the poor rather than exposing the big lies. In this way, we find that the masking falsehoods  have gone so deep into expert and public assumption that the real-life world can no longer be engaged. These big lies then work in the background to the non-stop big lies that precede endless  foreign conflicts and wars to “defend the free world”

No-one appears to observe that the income gains ’lifting the poor out of poverty’ typically refer to emigrants from the countryside into polluted cities, insecure and dehumanized life conditions for those who formerly had at least a family dwelling, clean air and water and living horizons.  In short, the standard $1.50 +/- measure of uplift out of poverty and extreme poverty is inhumanly absurd, but triumphally used as proof that the system is serving the least too.

The Counter-Revolution against Social Evolution that Engineers Deepening Recession

Throughout the unseen redistribution of wealth from the poor to the rich (now buried in much talk of “inequality”), ever more “market reforms” are enforced as “enhanced competition”, “liberalized de-regulation”,  “reduced welfare costs” and “austerity programs to correct excesses”. The “excessive entitlements” of the system are all projected on the victims so that  the truly insane entitlements of the richest to multiply their fortunes with no committed life function, value or coordinate but still more money-demand for them is somehow not noticed. This is yet another level of normalized big lies forming the ruling thought system.

In fact beneath the pervasive propaganda conditioning citizens to believe in the private money shell game devouring the world, the poorer half of humanity has been deprived of one trillion dollars of wealth while the 62 richest people have gained almost twice as much for themselves by the operations of this global disorder. Yet the Davos Report further emphasizes that still another US $760 billion goes annually to non-producing investors by immense transnational tax evasion with impunity across the world. Again the borderless money-capital freedom of ‘globalization’ vastly enriches the richest, while simultaneously doubling down on deprivation of the poor as ‘poverty reduction’.

Here the system is programmed in effect to strip the funding of all public sectors and institutions which have evolved to serve the common life interest. Public services and infrastructures too are perpetually driven towards bankruptcy not only by never-ending defunding, cutbacks, privatizations, and corporate lobby control of public policies and subsidies, but by ever-soaring public tax evasion near one trillion dollars annually about which governments and trade treaties have done nothing to correct yet.

Thus governments which could invest in sustaining humanity’s social and ecological life support systems from growing deterioration and collapse are now systematically bankrupted or debt enslaved along with most citizens. In consequence without governments knowing why, the world economy slips into ever deeper recession from the collapse of economic demand at the public and majority levels.

Eating the World Alive as Global Competition

The new law of human evolution is that are required to compete for more money and commodities for themselves as “necessary to survive”, with the borderless system de-regulated and structured to increasingly impoverish the great majority while multiplying the wealth of the rich. The facts are now long in. Corporate globalization is not only out of control. It is eating the world alive at all levels towards cumulative collapse of organic, social and ecological life organization. Global competition means, in fact, the majority’s life means and security keep falling as the environment is looted and polluted on ever larger scales of depredation. Yet only “more growth” of this system is imagined as a solution. The system is clinically insane

While the common life-ground is blinkered out a-priori by the ruling value system, those deprived and left behind disappear into multi-level big lies proclaiming the opposite. This is why the facts are not reported. This is why claimed actions to stop the world bleeding blinker out the system disorder causing them. This is why even progressives assume economic falsehoods as if they were true. Like a cancer system at the macro level, this exponentially multiplying private money-sequence system has only one set-point – to blindly grow itself while masking the life-devouring disorder as “enhancing people’s well-being”.

John McMurtry is University Professor Emeritus at the University of Guelph and elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. His work has been translated from Latin America through Europe to Japan,  and he is the author/editor of UNESCO’s three-volume Philosophy and World Problems, as well as more recently, The Cancer Stage of Capitalism; From Crisis to Cure.  

15 thoughts on “How the Rich Eat the Poor and the World”

  1. Not to mention the Wealth is NOT owned! It is stolen by Lies,Theft and Murder (by war) and that 500 Trillion of that wealth is coveted by the House of Rothschild

    Being owned requires, honest EARNING gained by legitimate effort

  2. “…this share of wealth by half of the world’s people has collapsed by over 40% in just the last five years.”

    Its the phony money printing. Ever since 2008, economies around the globe are subsisting solely on debt which now stands at $250T. Its not an accident that the more and more this debt grows, the less and less that mickey mouse money in your wallet buys. Inflation is the most evil form taxation i.e. extortion.

    Why the huge gap? Bcuz the elites have access to free money. Can any of you walk in a central bank and ask free money? No of course not, only the uber rich can. This is the only reason for the gap. Nothing more, nothing less.

    What’s the point of working like a dog for 40+ hrs/week when one can’t even afford to pay rent for a single bed apartment let alone to be able to pay your bills? It’s a fucking dead end. Might as well just sit in the dark and do nothing.

    1. OR, fight back, as My Irish Brethren did, thus winning for our Republic,

      We are still called Terrorists, by Americans, for DOING exactly the same as their PATRIOTS did, in 1776 ……………..AND to the SAME PEOPLE – The British

      Proof that Americans are RULED by Zionists

  3. 7 CIA MAINFRAME SUPER-COMPUTERS DOWN – SPY SATELLITES OFFLINE

    Thursday, 30 August 2018 18:24

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    UPDATED 10:38 PM EDT (FRIDAY) SEE BOTTOM

    Seven mainframe computers inside the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) are now offline for an unknown reason.

    The loss of computing has also caused a significant number of US Spy Satellites to go offline.

    UPDATE 8:33 PM EDT — NUMEROUS COMMUNICATION SATELLITES ARE NOW GOING DOWN AS WELL

    We are in potential danger. I hope your vehicles have fuel and you have emergency food and water on-hand. There’s no telling who did this or why . . . and now that some of our satellites are down, God only knows what may be coming at us.

    Developing . . . . check back for updates.

    UPDATE 7:55 PM EDT — Main Frames “Snow White” 3, 4, 6 and 7 are offline.

    Sats Offline include: Corona 1,4, 8, & 16 are dark. (NOTE: CORONA SATS ARE THE DIGITAL “KEYHOLE” REPLACEMENTS FOR THE ORIGINAL DECOMMISSIONED PROGRAM OF THE SAME NAME.)

    Additional Sat. Offline: Big bird 9 — “KH-9 (BYEMAN codename HEXAGON), commonly known as Big Bird[1] or Keyhole-9, was a series of photographic reconnaissance satellites launched by the United States between 1971 and 1986.”

    UPDATE 8:06 PM EDT —

    Just spoke to the Pentagon. The “official” line is “I have no information about any such event. But if such an event were to occur, we would not discuss it publicly.”

    BACK-CHANNEL INTEL —

    Sources from the Intelligence Community now confirming to me several mainframes are, in fact, offline and several spy satellites are dark. Techs working furiously to find out what happened and fix it.

    Internal assessment thinking is “Someone targeted our spy satellite systems specifically. Someone is now moving certain things they don’t want us to see being moved. This unexpected eventuality is major trouble on every level.”

    UPDATE 8:30 PM EDT —

    GCHQ Bude sent DISTRESS SIG 8:09 EST. NSA NO MORE.

    GCHQ Bude, also known as GCHQ Composite Signals Organisation Station Morwenstow, abbreviated to GCHQ CSO Morwenstow, is a UK Government satellite ground station and eavesdropping centre located on the north Cornwallcoast at Cleave Camp, between the small villages of Morwenstow and Coombe. It is operated by the British signals intelligence service, officially known as the Government Communications Headquarters, commonly abbreviated GCHQ. It is located on part of the site of the former World War II airfield, RAF Cleave.

    UPDATE 8:33 PM EDT —

    All kinds of Imaging & Communications Satellites have now been compromised as well…

    UPDATE 10:02 PM EDT —

    We are now experiencing an almost complete blackout of most of our “Black-Ops” Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) and Satellite Communications (SATCOM) satellites.

    CIA now unable to perform certain “key hole” surveillance and there are now GIGANTIC holes in our ability to intercept various signals; i.e. certain phones, certain radios, certain internet coms, etc.

    Put simply, certain people who previously thought they ran the world, (i.e. the Intelligence Community within CIA and NSA) are now deaf, dumb, and partially blind. Something massive is taking place. Things like this don’t just happen.

    Not sure where this is going but whatever it is will be gigantic.

    UPDATE 10:12 PM EDT —

    CinC NORAD has just declared “DEFCON 4”

    UPDATE 10:38 PM EDT FRIDAY 31 AUG. —

    The CIA has been trying to restart the super-computer mainframes. They got three to re-start – and they immediately crashed again! Four others are simply not restarting at all.

    SIGINT and SATCOM capabilities REMAIN SEVERELY COMPROMISED.

    This is now just over 24 full hours that much of our Intelligence Community communications capabilities globaly, REMAIN DEAD.

    ________________________________

  4. Wealth is not, and never is, the problem. It is how wealth was achieved, and how it’s maintained that is. To say wealth is the problem is to serve the tenets of Khazarian Marxism, and therefore be in the service of the Khazarians.

    If wealth is gotten or maintained through theft and under the aegis of government violence, fascism, it is ill gotten and a source of plunder. Wealth is plunder’s tail, its head is the Khazarians and their central banking grift-machines.

    The fount of globalism and growing poverty in the West is the Khazarians’ grift-machine, central banking, especially the Federal Reserve. The Khazarians know that their Federal Reserve grift will cause price-inflation, so they manipulate exchange rates (Leading to the gutting of the manufacturing base), ship billions in wealth overseas (Aid, subsidies, grants, Bretton Woods, etc.) manipulate trade terms between the US and rest, shift populations around, build giant retail networks leveraged upon volume, and utilize their propaganda-machine to shift blame to others; All under the protection of the government and its violence they own and control.

    As two wise men wrote, and the primary lesson taught my children: “It’s the Jews, stupid.” One cannot discern the problem with one’s house if they are blind to termites.

    One is not a true American until resident in the ADL’s database.

  5. Those Vatican OWNED Luciferian/Satanist world leaders can Only survive by FEEDING on their sheeple…Like a “Parasite” does, because THEY are a creation of the “Fallen Ones” from long ago.
    THEY ARE NOT “HUMAN” BEINGS…THEY “MANKIND”…VERY Soon They will be wiped out when their “GRID” is shut down.

    1. That is nothing more than a “Pipe-Dream” of the Luciferian/Satanist Vatican and their Zionist partners….NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.

  6. I RECKON WE HUMANITY ARE IN TRANSITION FROM THE LOWEST TIDE TO A NOW RISING TIDE. FROM HUMANITIES MAINSTREAM PURSUIT OF ‘DEATH AND TAXES’ TO HUMANITIES MAINSTREAM PURSUIT OF ‘PHYSICAL IMMORTALITY AND GRANTS’. FROM A ‘SERVICE TO SELF’ CULTURE TO A ‘SERVICE TO OTHERS’ CULTURE! FROM PRIVATELY OWNED TO PUBLICALLY OWNED! FROM SCARCITY TO ABUNDANSE! FROM SICKNESS TO HEALTH! FROM BEING CLOSED TO BEING OPEN! FROM BEING HEAVY/DARK TO BEING LIGHT! FROM LOW VIBE TO HIGH VIBE! FROM DIVIDED TO UNITED! FROM LIES TO TRUTH! FROM FEAR TO LOVE! THE MATERIALLY WEALTHIEST ARE THE MOST ‘SERVICE TO SELF’ CULTURED AND THEY HAVE BEEN INSTRUMENTAL IN MOTIVATING HUMANITY TO MAKE THE ABOVE MENTIONED SHIFTS. WILL YOU CHOSE TO RISE WITH THE TIMES OR BE LEFT BEHIND? ‘CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD’ BOOK SERIES BY NEALE DONALD WALSH AND GOD. ‘CELESTINE PROPHECY’ BOOK SERIES BY JAMES REDFIELD. http://www.dadamo.com =EAT RIGHT FOR YOUR BLOODTYPE

    1. It is the “Ultimate Destiny” for Wo-Man/Man to be “United as ONE” with “Divine Providence/Prime Source Creator”, and THIS will occur once this Luciferian band of thieves are removed Forever…Along with their Babylonian Slave Money System of control.
      The Luciferian’s love the idea of having slave races and is WHY they created what is called “Man-Kind”…So as to be “Worshiped” by them.
      The Vatican (Roman Empire) is their best means of ultimate control over this planet.
      THEY are about to run out of time VERY SOON.

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