Bill English (25 Oct 2011)
"What great world we have"


October 24, 2011 – ROME – The Vatican called on Monday for the establishment of a “global public authority” and a “central world bank” to rule over financial institutions that have become outdated and often ineffective in dealing fairly with crises. The document from the Vatican’s Justice and Peace department should please the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrators and similar movements around the world who have protested against the economic downturn. “Towards Reforming the International Financial and Monetary Systems in the Context of a Global Public Authority,” was at times very specific, calling, for example, for taxation measures on financial transactions. “The economic and financial crisis which the world is going through calls everyone, individuals and peoples, to examine in depth the principles and the cultural and moral values at the basis of social coexistence,” it said. It condemned what it called “the idolatry of the market” as well as a “neo-liberal thinking” that it said looked exclusively at technical solutions to economic problems. “In fact, the crisis has revealed behaviours like selfishness, collective greed and hoarding of goods on a great scale,” it said, adding that world economics needed an “ethic of solidarity” among rich and poor nations. “If no solutions are found to the various forms of injustice, the negative effects that will follow on the social, political and economic level will be destined to create a climate of growing hostility and even violence, and ultimately undermine the very foundations of democratic institutions, even the ones considered most solid,” it said. It called for the establishment of “a supranational authority” with worldwide scope and “universal jurisdiction” to guide economic policies and decisions. –Reuters
Rise of the theocratic State: “Catholic ecumenicalism, global currency reform, and a New World political order are not separate, isolated events evolving in different spheres of the world. They are synchronous forces, actively engaged in knitting together the fabric for the emperor’s new clothes…the Vatican’s desire to steer the confluence of the world’s crumbling economic and humanistic political institutions through the Italian moral causeway is perfectly congruent with the papacy’s long-cherished ambition to reside over the modern world’s first theocratic global economic order.” –The Extinction Protocol, pp. 415, 435