Rule by Ponzi

Earlier this week, UKIP London member Gerard Batten sat cross-armed at the European Parliament and began his justified spitting at George Soros across the room. To achieve even greater dramatic effect, he ripped off his headphones and locked eyes with the wrinkled old reptile and uttered these words:

"You say Brexit will result in a financial crisis. Yes, we can expect one to be deliberately engineered by the crooks at Goldman Sachs and various other financial institutions because I predicted that long before the vote. There is a real crisis looming, however, that has nothing to do with Brexit. There is a financial crisis that is coming anyway. And that is because the Eurozone and most of the public finances of European countries are nothing but gigantic Ponzi schemes which are heading for a crash.... And by the way, however big this crisis is, I'd be surprised if you didn't make some money out of it as you usually do!"

The tirade was, of course, a self-evident statement of what Rogue Money readers have always known. The European Union functions as nothing more than an engineered fantasy created to serve the needs of banksters and supranational corporations. However, we'd like to note that the cross-armed body gesture is associated more with a defensive position rather than an offensive one. We have no doubt that Batten is consciously convinced that a continent-wide movement is underway for people to re-assert democracy and let Freedom ring. However, unconsciously, is he aware that there is always a Hidden Hand leading the geopolitical orchestra?

The Brexit is a return to national sovereignty, but it does not guarantee popular sovereignty.
— Thierry Meyssan

Thierry Meyssan is another one of those lone voices in the wilderness who, along with the likes of Brandon Smith, continue alerting us that all is not what it appears to be. His Voltaire Network has been posting a flurry of articles that draw attention to the UK's true motivation for her divorce from the European Union. We also have hinted at this in our previous blogs, "Running to Catch the Silk Road Express" and "European DisUnion." Meyssan is keenly aware that London is in fierce competition with Frankfurt to play homebase for the offering of Chinese yuan-denominated bonds. We thank Meyssan for reminding us why the Brexit will have muted impact on the activities of the City of London bankers as posted in his article, "The Brexit Reshuffles World Geopolitics" (linked here):

Contrary to what the European Press claims, the City of London is not directly concerned by the Brexit. Because of its particular status as an independent state placed under the authority of the Crown, it has never been part of the European Union. Of course, it will no longer be able to shelter the head offices of certain companies which will retreat back into the Union, but on the contrary, it will be able to use the sovereignty of London to develop the yuan market. Already in April, it obtained the necessary privileges by signing an agreement with the Central Bank of China. Besides which, it may develop its activities as a fiscal paradise for Europeans.

We all do remember the one person whom the reigning British monarch will visit annually and of whom she asks permission to enter his domain, yes? As noted at this web page:

When the Queen of England goes to visit the City she is met by the Lord Mayor at Temple Bar, the symbolic gate of the City. She bows and asks for permission to enter his private, sovereign State. During such State visits "the Lord Mayor in his robes and chain, and his entourage in medieval costume, outshines the royal party, which can dress up no further than service uniforms." The Lord Mayor leads the queen into his city.
Sir CHRISTOPHER WALFORD Lord Mayor of London. (Seen making speech). With HM QUEEN ELIZABETH II and HM KING HUSSEIN OF JORDAN. (Photo credit:  

Sir CHRISTOPHER WALFORD Lord Mayor of London. (Seen making speech). With HM QUEEN ELIZABETH II and HM KING HUSSEIN OF JORDAN. (Photo credit:


The monarch of the United Kingdom is really an agent for the Temple. The Temple, in turn, reciprocates by allowing the monarch to be the world's largest holder of real estate. A win-win for everybody concerned. Well, for them, anyway.


Our own Ken Schortgen as well as Sputnik and Reuters have all noticed this same thing: Queen Elizabeth Hearts the Panda.

Ken wrote in his independent article (linked here):

The world is splitting between two rival factions, and is rushing headlong into a paradigm shift over who controls the next global financial system.  And while the UK has attempted to straddle three fences over the past decade (US, EU, and China), with one of those stiles now removed from their tightrope walk, the Brits will soon have to make a choice, and the most likely one will make China the frontrunner to becoming next master of global finance and international trade.

Meyssan holds nothing back as he boldly lifts the veil from the true winners of the Brexit. From his recent and highly detailed blog posted July 04, "The New British Foreign Policy" (linked here), he writes:

What do the British want?
From London’s point of view, it is the United States who have violated the «special relation» by giving in to the immoderation (hubris) of a unipolar world, and conducting their own foreign and financial policies by themselves - and this, at a time when they are no longer the prime economic power in the world nor the prime conventional military power.
From this point on, it is in the interest of the United Kingdom to cease from placing «all its eggs in one basket» - to conserve the common instruments it shares with Washington while relying on the Commonwealth and weaving new relations with Beijing and Moscow, either directly, or else via the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).
And specifically, on the day of the Brexit, the SCO accepted the adhesion of two members of the Commonwealth, India and Pakistan, while it had never included Commonwealth states before.
All the elements were in place to transform the City into a Chinese Trojan Horse in the European Union.
— Thierry Meyssan

Then Meyssan goes in for the kill. Back in March 2016, a decision was made by both London and Frankfurt that should now answer the question, once and for all, on whether the outcome of the Brexit vote had been decided long before June 23rd:

Last March, the London Stock Exchange, which manages the exchanges of the City and Milan, revealed its project of fusion with the Deutsche Börse, which manages the Stock Exchange of Frankfort, the clearing house for Clearstream and Eurex. It was planned that the two companies should decide on the operation just after the Brexit referendum. This announcement is all the more astonishing in that European regulations formally prohibit such an operation, which is the equivalent of creating a «dominant position». The decision thus supposed that the two companies were anticipating the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union.
Furthermore, the London Stock Exchange announced an agreement with the China Foreign Exchange Trade System (CFETS), and, in June, became the primary Stock Exchange in the world to rate Chinese treasury bonds. All the elements were in place to transform the City into a Chinese Trojan Horse in the European Union, to the detriment of US supremacy.

And there you have it. Like a tolerant mother who plays a better psychology game than her petulant progeny, Queen Elizabeth has managed to let her children play outside under the illusion that they actually have "choices" while her masters in the City have already set the table for the United Kingdom's place in the new Asia-dominated World Order. She also couldn't care less if her colonies across the pond humble themselves and beg for a few crumbs from the table once the other noble guests are seated for dinner. She now has her cake and eats it too.

Therefore, if you're still confused, as is Gerard Batten, over whether or not democracy won the Brexit, go right on thinking it did, if it makes you feel better. Call it whatever you like: rule by the people, rule by the republic, rule by parliamentary monarchy. It's just a label. What is becoming painfully obvious to Europeans, beginning with the Greek people themselves, that cradle of democracy, is this: so long as your nation is in debt to an extra-territorial gang of banksters, the only rule you live under is the Rule of Ponzi.

Gerard Batten, Wikipedia profile. (photo credit: By Tom k&e (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (

Gerard Batten, Wikipedia profile. (photo credit: By Tom k&e (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (

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