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Thrive Movement

Date posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 8:22 AM
From: Bruce Schuman
Date edited: 9/11/2012, 8:39 AM
Msg ID: 106620
Posted: Sent to all subscribers

Good morning.

Just wondering if anybody here has some insights or strong feelings about the vision of "global domination" presented through the movie "Thrive".

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It's a beautifully produced movie, with a lot of vital force and hope -- presenting the thesis that what is preventing the world from "thriving" is an elite cabal of the super-rich, with a stranglehold on the world's economy.

Of course, this sounds a lot like the basic ideas of the Occupy movement.

http://www.thrivemovement.com/the_problem-gda

The author/creator is Foster Gamble -- connected to the Proctor and Gamble corporation, and in a position to create a multi-million dollar documentary.

From my point of view, his vision is like a Tea Party version of the New Age. Very libertarian, very concerned with "individual rights" -- but maybe (?) on the right track as regards the controlling super-elite.

Here's his basic overview:

By Foster Gamble

What is keeping us from thriving? After a lifetime journey of pursuing that question, my research revealed that a small group of financial elite have gained control over key areas of our lives -- energy, food, health care, education and more -- and are the single greatest threat to humanity's ability to thrive.

As I researched the problems in each Sector of human activity, I came to the shocking realization that virtually every problem we face is human-caused. But then I realized what good news this actually is. If there were a comet plummeting toward Earth or the planet was careening out of orbit we would be at a loss as to what to do. If, on the other hand, people caused it, we have a better chance of being able to fix it as we wake up, expose corruption and align with natural principles.

It is not that humans are incapable of thriving. It's that we've been duped into a system that is designed to consolidate wealth and power, rather than provide a real opportunity for people to thrive. By exposing this agenda, strategically challenging deceptive systems such as central banks and fiat money, and coming up with new ways to organize and cooperate, we can obsolete this destructive agenda and liberate our planet and our true human potential.

At first, an agenda to control others was hard for me to consider. But as I spent many years getting myself educated about it, many things that hadn't made sense began to fall into place. A different story began to emerge which, horrible as it was to consider, actually explained more than ever before and provided a feeling achieving some traction in what I could do about our predicament. I came to realize the desperate drive to dominate others is based in a worldview of scarcity and fear. The controlling elite seem to believe the only options are to control, or be controlled, and realizing that gave me a better understanding of why they have chosen their current route. Now it is up to the rest of us to transcend this destructive belief system and show that we are capable of governing ourselves... that we actually can thrive.

WHAT is the Global Domination Agenda?

The global domination agenda is a plan by powerful private bankers to take over all our primary systems (money, energy, food, media, etc.) and to establish a sole global authority -- with themselves in charge. They use the media, central banks, multinational corporations, governments, major foundations, and international agencies such as the IMF and World Bank to implement their strategies. So far they have successfully brought down countries across the globe, including Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Argentina, Tanzania, Indonesia, Brazil, Poland, Mexico, Bolivia, Thailand, Iceland, the Soviet Union, Japan, Greece and scores of others. They are now attempting to dismantle the U.S. by collapsing the dollar and making sure Americans are in debt they can't repay.

This pyramid shows the basic structure of control. The financial elite are at the top. They use international and national central banks to control corporations (which they loan to at special rates), manipulate national economies and hence their governments, and get everyone in debt to the bankers.

http://www.thrivemovement.com/the_problem-gda

If you have any thoughts on this, please comment.