Perhaps more than we think.
Consider the following statements from George Soros in a recent interview:
Some statements of Soros (who happens to be a Fabian Socialist):
The efficient market hypothesis has failed.
Markets are not tending toward equilibrium.
There is imperfect knowledge of regulators and market participants.
He has an economic theory that is "more relevant" than the dominant one and is supporting an institute for new economic thinking....
Inflation (in the United States) is helpful because the burden of debt was getting too heavy.
The problem is you don't have a global system of regulation as nations are not working together and are instead acting in their own self interests.
What is very interesting is the consistent theme of many of Soros' arguments, that is a need for a global system of governance and global currency.
The final quote listed above is the most revealing of his views.
An interview he gave a year ago (The Power Elite Agenda) mentioned the use of IMF Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) as the foundation of a global currency to replace the US dollar.
In my view, this is key to understanding present events.
A moneyed elite wishes to replace the dominant fiat US dollar with a new currency, a fiat global "dollar" - based on SDRs. This currency would have a central bank accountable to no sovereign nation, only to the global rulers.
With enough turmoil and chaos, created in part by the crazed money printing by the Federal Reserve that fans commodity and food inflation, the masses will embrace the handpicked successors of this global elite of which Soros is a member. The irony is the masses think they will be gaining freedom while unknowingly embracing a new slavery. Soros has grown so comfortable with his successes to date with these plans that he seems to be talking about them in a much less concealed manner than one would expect. To understand Soros and his connections better, consider this quote from William Engdahl:
“Soros speculates on the world’s financial markets via his secret off-shore company Quantum Fund NV, a private Investment fund that handles a portfolio of four to seven billion US$ for several “clients”. The Quantum Fund is registered in the tax haven of the Netherlands Antilles in the Caribbean. In order to evade control of his financial activities by the U.S. administration not a single U.S. citizen sits on the board of Quantum. Its directors are a curious mixture of Swiss and Italian financiers.
“Soros has been identified as a front man of the Anglo-French Rothschild banking group. Understandably neither he nor the Rothschilds want this important fact to be public, so the tight links to his friends in the London ‘City’, in the British foreign ministry, in the state of Israel and to his mighty friends in the American Establishment would stay concealed.”
What appears to be happening in Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, and Yemen is a series of scripted uprisings. The one in Egypt shows the clearest evidence of hands behind the scenes attempting quite successfully to guide the outcome. The chosen leader appears to be Mohamed ElBaradei. Mr Mubarak has become "persona non grata" of the elite.
Consider the Board of Trustees of International Crisis Group:
Chairman, Open Society Institute
Former Secretary-General of the United Nations; Nobel Peace Prize (2001)
Director-General Emeritus, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Nobel Peace Prize (2005)
List of Senior Advisors
Former U.S. National Security Advisor to the President
Governor, Bank of Israel
Allan J MacEachen
Former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada
Former U.S. Congressman and Counselor to the World Bank President
Former President of Mexico; Director, Yale Center for the Study of Globalization
We have in this group, a list of some of the world's most influential people from the past and present.
It seems to this observer, that there is much more to Mohamed ElBaradei's sudden rise to prominence than meets the eye.
We would like to remind our readers of a quote on the subject of money:
“Gold is the money of kings;
silver is the money of gentlemen;
barter is the money of peasants;
but debt is the money of slaves.”
- Norm Franz (”Money and Wealth in the New Millennium”, 2001, Whitestonepress, page 154).
Now if the elite could just convince China to abandon their gold accumulations and embrace the SDR....