This latest blog is a review of what I consider the most important book to be published this year,by the Greek socialist Takis Fotopoulos.
Broadly speaking Fotopoulos puts forward the view that TNE transnational elites are trying to set up an international structure which makes countries national sovereingty irrelevant. So that mega multinational corporations will run the world. He also explains how what he calls the fake pro globalist left help the elite globalist dictatorship plans. For instance Y Varoufakis Diem25 plans for a ‘democratic, EU which Varoufakis knows himself cannot work.
Fotopoulos explains how the USA was behind the plans for a united Europe just after the second world war so as to help the fight against communism. The CIA role in setting up the European unity movement has been well documented. At first this took a slow pace with the founding of the European Economic Community of just six countries in 1956 which at first was just a trading bloc.
However with the arrival of the neo liberal period from the 1980,s onwards and the collapse of actual existing socialism in the period 1989 to 1991 the TNE plans for a transnational corporate dictatorship really took off.
In 1992 the Maasstricht treaty created a single European Union market. This has been further developed with the arrival of the Euro currency which ends countries national economic sovreignty and democracy. From 2000 the author explains most countries economic rules are in fact decided by globalist dictatorial institutions like the WTO,IMF and the World bank. This involves compulsory privatization and labour market deregulation.
Fotopoulos show how in 2009 Transnational corporations controlled 2/3rds of the world trade. He also quotes Josef Stiglitz who states that the bottom 90% of the American populations income has remained stagnate for the last three decades so globalization does not favour the working masses. He also shows how TTIP will make countries national sovreignty irrelevant ,thank god it now seems likely that TTIP will be defeated.
The author explains how TNE use violence against countries which do not fall into line with their plans. For instance Syria, Iraq and Libya and also try to threaten countries like Russia, China and Iran.
Importantly he exposes the role of fake pro globalist left groups like Syriza and Podemos in supporting the elite globalist plans. For instance the outrageous Syriza government sell out to the EU in 2015 and its programme of mass privatization since.
Fotopoulos shows how the DIEM25 plans for a ‘democratic EU is a utopian plan which cannot be achieved. Any so called united Europe would be a neo liberal dictatorship controlled by the TNE.
Turning to Brexit the author correctly explains how this was a major working class revolt against globalization. However he also shows how the fake pro globalist British left overwhelmingly was against Brexit. Even Corbyn who used to be anti EU mysteriously switched sides to support the remain campaign. Can we really trust this man?
Fotopoulos shows how in Europe the left wing political party,s are general decline. Due to their being exposed for supporting neo liberalism, privatization and loss of national sovereignty to the EU etc.
In the last part of the book the author explains how we can defeat the transnational elite.
He calls for the formation of Front of Nationals and Social Liberation FNSL in every country in the world. These fronts would break with the TNE by building from below. By breaking with the TNE and the new world order they would build a new economic model based on self reliance and the public of ownership of the major part of the economy. Countries under the control of the FNSL would leave globalist organizations like the EU,WTO,IMF and the World bank. They would also establish their own national currencies.
In conclusion I would urge everybody to BUY this very important book either from Progressive Publishing Co in San Diego or else amazon. Finally thanks must be given to Joseph P Leonard of Progressive Co for publishing this book.
God bless you all.