Geopolitics Part One
Geopolitics is a term used to describe the causal processes involved in the interrelationships between the control of territory (land and sea), politics, economies, finances, law, etc of the world’s various nations. In the modern context however, geopolitics has come to be synonymous with Globalization.
However, there exists a dichotomy involved in the modern day geopolitical sphere where many nationalistic members of various nations see that their individual national identity or sovereignty is being ‘homogenized’ into a global system of unification, which ultimately aims to establish a centralized one world government and believe that should this state be achieved, they will stand to lose not only their national cultural heritage, but also their ethnic heritages and national identities.
On the other hand we see the globalists, who believe that the world would be better served if there was one government of single purpose to lead the world, one military to maintain the peace, one economic stratagem to streamline trade and commerce, one law to maintain law and order, one educational system to teach the peoples of the world and ultimately one religion which sees a higher power or god that supports the people to live in peace and harmony.
The History of the World So Far… The Demise of Royalty
In the Kali yuga, the lord of this earthly world is the demon Kali. This Kali yuga, which lasts 432,000 years, commenced with the departure of Lord Krsna some 5,000 years ago. The demon Kali is the main influential entity that rules supreme over the earthly realm for the duration of this yuga and appeared in the time of Lord Krsna’s grandson, Maharaja Pariksit’s reign on earth. After obtaining boons from Maharaja Pariksit that enabled him to gain controlling influence in this yuga, he set about seizing power and control.
Kali knows full well that the only way that he can gain power and influence is to remove the loyalty of the people from the Kingly or Royal class of men and their faith in a personal God and place it on his plan. He is also well aware of the fact that in order for this to happen there needed to be radical changes made to the psychology of the people in general by disconnecting people from their cultural and ethnic heritage. This ultimately means that human society needs to be disconnected from religion.
Religion played a large role in the operation of a kingdom/nation, but it was also a very important aspect of a person’s cultural and social psyche and until the middle of last century played a vital role in the common man’s life.
Kings or Ksatriyas in the past were protectors of Dharma and the Brahman class or the intelligent class’s role was to advise and support the Kingly class of man to rule and administer the various kingdoms under God’s law as given in the Vedic scriptures and their corollaries.
Kali knew that to remove or to debilitate the Kingly and Brahman class was vital to his agenda to rule mankind. The Brahmins, as the intelligentsia, advised on spiritual and material matters while the Ksatriyas, by strength of arms and administrative prowess, governed the land.
Without the head (Brahmans) and arms (Ksatriyas/Kings), human society was effectively leaderless, which afforded Kali the ability to implement his tried and tested strategies which aimed at bringing about chaos and schisms within human societies.
Kali is the great-great grandson of Lord Brahma and the great-grandson of Adharma (Impropriety) and his wife, “Mithya” (Falsehood). Adharma was originally created from Lord Brahma’s back as a “Maleen Pataka” (a very dark and deadly sinful object). He is the grandson of “Dambha” (Vanity) and his sister-turned-wife, Maya (Illusion). Kali is the son of Krodha” (Anger) his sister-turned-wife is “Himsa” (Violence).
Kali has ruled in countless Kali yugas, his knowledge is vast and as he operates under a time scale far different than mankind’s he can easily see what has worked in the past and what is needed in the present.
Kali, being invisible, can enter into the ‘hearts’ of man and influence them to align them with his agenda. Similar to when he is said to have entered into the gold crown of Maharaja Pariksit and influenced him to throw the serpent around the neck of the Brahmana. He is also said to have entered into Lord Siva and caused him to write evil Scriptures. What to speak of lesser mortals. Another classic example of how Kali functions is that he assumed the body of Duryodhana, the first son of Dhritarasta.
Kali began his rule by arranging for the elimination of Maharaja Pariksit, thus depriving the world of a ruler who upheld high Dharmic principles of varna and ashram and so these principles began to corrupt into what can be now termed a ‘classless society’.
However, the various varna’s and ashrams are ‘archetypal’ in essence and so the various classes of people as outlined in the Vedic knowledge are deeply ingrained in the psyche of mankind and can never be removed, they can only be temporarily covered by another system.
Kali also is aware that his true identity, purpose and plans must be hidden behind a screen of secrecy and so knowledge of his personal form, past and activities are relatively unknown to the general public. The only culture who is aware of this agenda is the Vedic Culture as detailed in the Srimad Bhagavatam.
“Therefore, O chief amongst the protectors of religion, please fix some place for me where I can live permanently under the protection of your government. Suta Gosvami said: Maharaja Pariksit, thus being petitioned by the personality of Kali, gave him permission to reside in places where gambling, drinking, prostitution and animal slaughter were performed. The personality of Kali asked for something more, and because of his begging, the King gave him permission to live where there is gold because wherever there is gold there is also falsity, intoxication, lust, envy and enmity.”(SB.1.17.37 – 39)
As evidenced by the above description it can be inferred the demon Kali will receive the protection of the Government while being the controlling and corrupting force behind gambling, intoxication, prostitution, meat eating and gold. As Vaisnava’s who are in knowledge of the personality of Kali we can clearly see his activities and plan as it unfolds throughout the centuries.
In order for Kali to assume control of the world, changes to the Kingly system began by removing the Brahminical advisory role from the Kings decision making and eventually replacing it with the Merchant or Financier class with gold being the standard of financial transactions. Kali is well aware that the Brahman or Priestly class of man was more connected to the nation’s cultural and ethnic background, while the Merchant was only connected to greed and therefore it was essential to sever the link between the Brahminical classes, successfully disconnecting the people from their ties with their cultural traditions. The introduction of Secularism has greatly decreased the relevance of the Brahminical/Priestly class and increased the influence and control of the quasi materialistic sciences within human society.
In more modern times, democracy and communism are political theories that have further systematically destroyed and dismantled the remnants of Royalty and upper classes. Although Royalty in its pure form is not present in the administration of nations, the class structure is still in existence with the difference being that in the past one was born into the various class structures according to karmic results, whereas now anyone with ambition can gain access to any class they desire.
As the Kali yuga progressed, the merchant class became more influential in the administration of countries and subsequently controlled conquest. The minister or Brahman advising the King evolved into the merchant controlling the King, to its modern day equivalent where the merchant/moneylender class evolved into the multinational financial institutions that more or less control the world’s economies and geopolitical sphere, thus rendering the Kingly or Brahman class superfluous and counterproductive.
For the sake of relevance to modern history, the following part of this paper is mainly focusing on the historic development of western society and its influence on Geopolitics from Roman times up to the present.
The Rise of the Merchant Class
As the Kali yuga progressed from the various remnants of the Vedic rule, various civilizations arose known to western history; such as the Persians, Greek and Roman Empires. All of these civilizations sought world domination but maintained some semblance of the ancient Vedic Kingly system. In the last two thousand years this was further diluted with the fall of the Roman Empire which gave rise to the Feudal system and subsequently the proliferation of the merchant class in the Middle Ages.
During the latter stage of the feudal era there became a predominance of the Trader (Spice trade) Merchant class which played a large role in the complete demise of the Kingly class and the establishment of Capitalism as the prime form of socio-economic stratagem for the development of nations. Capitalism, as a socio-economic system for the control of all trade, goods and services of a country, replaced the older feudal or Kingly rule of the land in much of the known world.
With the fall of the Roman Empire, international trade became predominated by both Christian and Islamic countries which brought about certain diplomatic problems in trans-Eurasian trade. This saw the rise of the Jewish Merchant Class called the “Radhanites” who dominated trans-Eurasian trade between 500 and 1,000BC as they were seen as a neutral go-between for the Islamist and Christian empires. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radhanite
With the increasing wealth that came into the various countries also came the need of slaves in order to provide free labour to work to develop the economies and infrastructure of the various countries. Although the use of slaves domestically was a large part of human culture, during the development of the Christian and Islamic Empires, the use and commercialization of slaves became a very profitable industry. Slaves in earlier times were primarily from “Slavic” stock from which the term slave referred to.
In these times the Radhanites, being neutral, also provided Islamic slaves to the Christians and Christian slaves to the Islamists. In this way the slave trade became a vital aspect of the rise of these two respective cultures and consequently the rise in power and wealth of the Jewish Merchants.
In the fifteenth century onwards, the slave trade shifted from slaves of Slavic origin to black slaves from Africa. The main base of the slave trade was in the Netherlands, stemming from the Dutch East India Company. The main slave traders were Jewish merchants who fled persecution from Spain during the Inquisition times and settled in the Netherlands.
The slave trade flourished in these times, gaining the Jewish Merchants involved tremendous wealth and influence. With the East India Companies (British/Dutch) involved in trade with both North and South Americas, the Jewish Merchants gained a controlling influence over all the American colonies, whether French (Martinique), British, or Dutch. http://www.blacksandjews.com/SpeakingofSlavery_Audio.html
Jewish merchants played a major role in the slave trade. In fact, in all the American colonies, whether French (Martinique), British, or Dutch, Jewish merchants frequently dominated. http://www.blacksandjews.com/MarcLeeRaphael.html
The formation of large Trading Companies based on the Spice Trade from India, China etc afforded these companies to become the wealthiest organizations on earth. Their combined wealth dwarfed that of the remnants of the Kingly class who now were to all extents and purposes under the control of the mercantile class and so the merchant class was in control of the socio-economic growth and development of nations annexed by the Kingly class of yesteryear.
Capitalism refined itself further with the formation of the stock market that rose out of the Dutch East India Company in 1604. The formation of the stock market brought private individuals such as landowners and small businesses into the fledgling global financial market. The merchant capitalistic ideology was now refined into what is now called modern capitalism.
Usury and the Financial Institutions
Prior to Roman times, private individuals lent currency (gold / silver copper etc) to those in need. There was interest charged for borrowing money but it was not regulated as such. Most exchanges of yesteryear were of a nature that involved exchanges of goods and services and therefore did not involve an exchange of currency.
The use of currency in the non metal form has been largely replaced by paper money which is basically a construct of the financial institutions which was based on convenience in any given financial transactions.
However, as the paper money system gained prominence and the Financial Institutions and Governments no longer required gold or metals as an asset base and a medium of exchange, this new artificial wealth system grew exponentially. This adaptation of the financial system, coupled with an easily manipulated interest rate system, found financial institutions reaping in the vast majority of profits from business and commerce.
Usury is the archaic term for the charging of interest on the lending of money that is unjust or inappropriate.
Religious/Ethnic Considerations for Usury
Charging of interest on money loans has long since been problematic especially in the realm of ethics and religion. Dependent on ones consciousness one may see service in different ways. In the Vaisnava sense, service is seen as loving exchanges between devotees where there is no indication of a transaction but an expression of service done out of love.
As this process becomes increasingly materialistic, it degrades down to not only charging for any service rendered by monetary means but the charging of interest for money borrowed.
So a person lending money to aid someone else must be seen in context and need not become an unjust system to extract extra money from a person in need. If the lender is inconvenienced by either a late payment of the loan or if they underwent some form of loss from lending the money then an extra payment is usually an acceptable practice.
However to extract undue and unnecessarily high interest from the borrower is not usually condoned within religious systems nor many of the older feudal Kingdoms. Usually gold was paid back at the exact same amount as that which was borrowed unless of course there was a late payment where a fine would be imposed.
The growth of the merchant/moneylenders was built upon the use, misuse and abuse of the interest charging system of moneylenders and so the system of charging interest was gradually introduced, making the moneylenders the international bankers of today.
Banks and other financial institutions are the most wealthiest and influential institutions in existence today.
Where there were Kings who dreamed of ruling the world there are now bankers…
The only problem with bankers and financiers ruling is that it is based on greed and they care little for the need of mankind.
With a world ruled by the merchants and moneylenders who employ usury to increase their wealth, the perfect interface with the common people in order to control them to work harder, earn more, spend more and borrow more is a complete system of well controlled Government.
Even though democracy as a political ideology has been around since the Greek times in western historical reference, it only came to prominence as an influential governmental process since the formation of the Federated State in recent times as it was very attractive to the suffering common man who had been used as an unwitting tool of the Capitalistic Merchant class for centuries.
The Rise of the Political Process
Democracy is a political ideology that is basically an adjunct to Capitalistic thought and has been touted to promote individual participation in government. The advertising slogan “Government for the people by the people” has been the cornerstone of the success of this political ideology to date. Democracy instils the perception in the common man that they have a say in their parliamentary process and it is their birth right.
Yet simultaneously there exists the perception that the individual has no say in the determination of Governmental policy. The democratic process creates the ‘illusion’ that the members of any given society have a say in the determination of their collective futures. However in practice this is seldom the case as very few politicians have honoured their pre election promises. This assumed ‘self-determination’ of the members of the society easily lends itself to the ‘people’ granting the political leaders the authority to make policy on national and international matters.
Having the same political theoretical base, Democratic Nation States are more easily able to create political affiliations and establish interrelationships based on unilateral and multilateral agreements which serve to permanently