Legions of NGOs

Legions of NGOs

Ten years ago Boris Johnson understood that some observers might conclude the Roman economic system was “positively Stalinist”.

How, you may wonder, can I possibly extol the Roman system as a free market?

It sounds positively Stalinist, put like that.

And yet the reality is that agriculture – and the economy in general – were far freer in ancient Rome than they are in modern Europe.

Chapter Eight – The Roman Economic Community: Pax Means Tax
The Dream of Rome – Boris Johnson – 2006 – Harper Collins

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dream-Rome-Boris-Johnson/dp/0007224451/
http://www.amazon.com/Dream-Rome-Boris-Johnson/dp/0007224451/

But it’s debatable whether [ten years ago] Boris Johnson realised some observers [who pieced together his underlying logic] would conclude modern Europe is positively Stalinist.

However, ten years ago, Boris Johnson did understand how the Roman Empire went about Winning Over the Elites.

First, the Roman Empire sent in the “world’s most vicious killing machine”: the legions.

Suppose you were a nob in pre-Roman Spain or France, and you saw the dust of the tramping legions as they approached your higgledy-piggledy fort.

What would your feelings be?

Apart from the terror of being slaughtered by the world’s most vicious killing machine, or being crucified for resistance, what else would you feel?

You’re the man with the massy golden Celtic bracelet; you’ve got the fancy helmet and the cattle and expensive wife.

The reason you are fighting, and the reason you most fear the Romans, is that you think they will mean the end of the established order.

You think the Romans are like everyone else you’ve been fighting in your brutish existence, and that their main strategic objective is to rape your daughters, slaughter your cattle and drink horrible grain-based potions from your sawn-off skull.

Chapter Seven – Winning Over the Elites
The Dream of Rome – Boris Johnson – 2006 – Harper Collins

Then the Roman Empire “co-opted” the elites via “a battle for hearts and minds”.

Well, the Roman were smarter than that.

They did not kill the elites.

With infinite cunning, and with supreme confidence in the product they were selling, they co-opted them.

They wooed them.

They engaged in what would now be called a battle for hearts and minds, and they won.

Tacitus gives description of the approach of his father-in-law, Agricola, who had the job of Romanizing the ancient Britons between AD 77 and 84, about forty years after the conquest.

He didn’t pick on the chiefs, he educated the sons of the chief and taught them the liberal arts, and was delighted when the British showed more flair for Latin than the Gauls.

‘Those that had only shortly before rejected the language now strove after eloquence,’ he says.

It became a mark of distinction to be seen wearing the toga, and gradually, laments the cynical historian, the savage ancient Britons declined into attractive Roman vices.

They hobnobbed in porticos; they went to the baths and washed off their woad.

It was the beginning of a scourge that has never vanished from these islands – elegantia conviviorum – dinner parties.

They called it civilization, he scoffs – humanitas – when in reality it was a form of slavery!

Slavery or not, the local toffs couldn’t get enough of it.

Chapter Seven – Winning Over the Elites
The Dream of Rome – Boris Johnson – 2006 – Harper Collins

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dream-Rome-Boris-Johnson/dp/0007224451/
http://www.amazon.com/Dream-Rome-Boris-Johnson/dp/0007224451/

Humanitas is a Latin noun meaning human nature, civilization and kindness.
..
The Latin word humanitas corresponded to the Greek concepts of philanthrôpía (loving what makes us human) and paideia (education) which were amalgamated with a series of qualities that made up the traditional unwritten Roman code of conduct (mos maiorum).

Insofar as humanitas corresponded to philanthrôpía and paideia, it was particularly applicable to guiding the proper exercise of power over others.

Hence Cicero’s advice to his brother that that “if fate had given you authority over Africans or Spaniards or Gauls, wild and barbarous nations, you would still owe it to your humanitas to be concerned about their comforts, their needs and their safety.”

Echoing Cicero over a century later, Pliny the Younger (61-112 A.D.) defined humanitas as the capacity to win the affections of lesser folk without impinging on greater (Ep. IX, 5).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humanitas

Nowadays, the Empire of Chaos uses similar tactics.

First it sends in Legions of NGOs.

A non-governmental organization (NGO) is a not-for-profit organization that is independent from states and international governmental organisations.

They are usually funded by donations but some avoid formal funding altogether and are run primarily by volunteers.

NGOs are highly diverse groups of organizations engaged in a wide range of activities, and take different forms in different parts of the world.

Some may have charitable status, while others may be registered for tax exemption based on recognition of social purposes.

Others may be fronts for political, religious, or other interests.

The number of NGOs in the United States is estimated at 1.5 million.

Russia has 277,000 NGOs.

India is estimated to have had around 2 million NGOs in 2009, just over one NGO per 600 Indians, and many times the number of primary schools and primary health centres in India.

Advocacy and public education NGOs affect global affairs in its ability to modify behavior through the use of ideas.

Communication is the weapon of choice used by advocacy and public-education NGOs in order to change people’s actions and behaviors.

They strategically construct messages to not only shape behavior, but to also socially mobilize communities in promoting social, political, or environmental changes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ngo

For example:

The Empire of Chaos established their European branch using Legions of NGOs.

Declassified American government documents show that the US intelligence community ran a campaign in the Fifties and Sixties to build momentum for a united Europe.

It funded and directed the European federalist movement.

The documents confirm suspicions voiced at the time that America was working aggressively behind the scenes to push Britain into a European state.

One memorandum, dated July 26, 1950, gives instructions for a campaign to promote a fully fledged European parliament.

It is signed by Gen William J Donovan, head of the American wartime Office of Strategic Services, precursor of the CIA.

Washington’s main tool for shaping the European agenda was the American Committee for a United Europe, created in 1948.

The chairman was Donovan, ostensibly a private lawyer by then.

The vice-chairman was Allen Dulles, the CIA director in the Fifties.

The European Youth Campaign, an arm of the European Movement, was wholly funded and controlled by Washington.

The Belgian director, Baron Boel, received monthly payments into a special account.

The leaders of the European Movement – Retinger, the visionary Robert Schuman and the former Belgian prime minister Paul-Henri Spaak – were all treated as hired hands by their American sponsors.

The US role was handled as a covert operation.

ACUE’s funding came from the Ford and Rockefeller foundations as well as business groups with close ties to the US government.

Euro-Federalists Financed by US Spy Chiefs
The Telgraph – Ambrose Evans-Pritchard – 19 Sep 2000

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/1356047/Euro-federalists-financed-by-US-spy-chiefs.html

For example:

The European branch of the Empire of Chaos spent €851,989,423 [between 2007 and 2014] on Legions of NGOs to ensure Ukraine was transformed into a State of Chaos.

buying-democracy-eu-style

See: https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2015/11/01/buying-democracy-eu-style/

NGO Toxic Swamp

NGO Vassal Vice

The European branch of the Empire of Chaos co-opts local elites using their Civil Society program.

Civil society organisations (including NGOs) are vital partners for decision-makers, as they are best placed to know population’s needs in terms of development.

In Europe as well as in third countries, EuropeAid is using innovative approaches to improve its dialogue with these organisations.

The role of civil society organisations/Non-State Actors is growing from being implementing partners to sharing more responsibility with the state on poverty reduction, as the developing countries claim ownership of their own development.

Non-State Actors encompass non governmental organisations, grassroots organisations, cooperatives, trade unions, professional associations, universities, media and independent foundations.

Their common feature lies in their independence from the State and the voluntary basis upon which they have come together to act and promote common interests.

In general, only non-profit Non-State Actors are eligible for EU grants.

https://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/civil-society_en

For example:

British NGOs receiving EU funding typically want Briton to remain in the EU.

Last week I reported how far the obsession with climate change has carried two of our best-known “green” charities, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and the WWF, from the aims of their original founders.

As if on cue came an article in The Daily Telegraph signed by the chief executives of the RSPB and WWF-UK, pleading for us to vote to remain in the EU, because to leave would be so damaging to nature and wildlife.

It might not have been irrelevant for them to admit that the bodies they run are so close to the EU that they are almost part of it.

Between 2007 and 2014, according to the Europa website, the RSPB received funding from the EU of £15 million, while grants to the WWF totalled £58 million.

EU is Paymaster for Pro-Remain ‘Green’ Charities
The Telegraph – Christopher Booker – 4 June 2016

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/2016/06/04/eu-is-paymaster-for-pro-remain-green-charities/

All aboard the Empire of Chaos Gravy Train *

Three Wise Monkeys

* This invitation does not apply to “lesser folk”.

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