by Peter Phillips
Like Mills, I am seeking to bring a consciousness of power networks affecting our lives and the state of society to the broader public. Mills described how the power elite were those,
Sixty-two years later
power elites have globalized and built institutions for preserving
and protecting capital investments everywhere in the world.
'Giants' reviews the transition from nation-state power elites, as described by Mills, to a transnational power elite centralized on the control of global capital around the world.
The global power elite function as a non-governmental network of similarly educated, wealthy people with common interests of managing, and protecting concentrated global wealth and insuring its continued growth.
Global power elites influence and use international institutions controlled by governmental authorities like,
These world governmental
institutions receive instructions and recommendations for policy
actions from networks of non-governmental global power elite
organizations and associations.
The top 17 of these trillion-dollar investment management firms - which I call the Giants - controlled $41.1 trillion dollars in 2017.
These firms are all
directly invested in each other and managed by only 199 people who
decide how and where global capital will be invested. Their biggest
problem is that they have more capital than there are safe
investment opportunities, which leads to risky speculative
investments, increased war spending, and the privatization of the
I name and provide biographies for over 300 people, who are the core members of power networks that manage, facilitate and protect global capital. The global power elites are the activist core of the transnational capitalist class - 1% of the world's wealthy people.
They serve the uniting
function of providing ideological justifications for their shared
interests through the corporate media and they establish the
parameters of needed actions for implementation by transnational
governmental organizations and capitalist nation-states.
These privately-funded nongovernmental organizations provide direct instruction and policy recommendation to governments, international institutions, the G-7 and their intelligence agencies, and other top capitalist countries.
The US/NATO military
empire operates in nearly every country of the world to protect
global capital and
the wealthy 1%.
...are reaching levels that threaten our species' future.
Organizing resistance and challenging the global power elite should be foremost on the agendas of democracy movements everywhere, now and in the near future.
economic controls, monopolistic power, and the specifics of the
global power elites' activities will require challenging
mobilizations and social movements worldwide.
Global power elites are probably the only ones capable of correcting this crisis without major civil unrest, war, and chaos.
The book, 'Giants', is an effort to bring a consciousness of the importance of systemic change and redistribution of wealth to the 99% and the global power elites themselves, in the hope that we can collectively begin the process of saving humanity.
In that effort, I highly recommend using the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a moral base to offer a united thread of consciousness for all seeking human betterment.
from ProjectCensored Website
April 23, 2018