Patrick Wood November 21, 2005 NewsWithViews.com [FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif]Introduction [/FONT] [FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif]There are two common misconceptions held by those who are critical of globalism. [/FONT] [FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif]The first error is that there is a very small group of people who secretly run the world with all-powerful and unrestrained dictatorial powers. The second error is that there is a large amorphous and secret organization that runs the world. In both cases, the use of the word "they" becomes the culprit for all our troubles, whoever "they" might be. If taxes go up, it is "they" that did it. If the stock market goes down, "they" are to blame. Of course, nobody really knows who "they" are so a few figureheads (people or organizations) are often made out to be the scapegoats. [/FONT] [FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif]Depending on a person's politics and philosophy, the scapegoats could be the U.S. President, the ACLU, the Ford Foundation, or Vladimir Putin. The point is, the real power structure is not correctely defined, and thus escapes exposure. [/FONT] [FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif]These misconceptions are understandable because when things are wrong, we all have a driving need to know who to blame! In some cases, elitist slight-of-hand initiates and then perpetuates false assumptions.[/FONT] [FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif]This writer has never been accused of charging that all large corporations are guilty of initiating and perpetuating globalization. There are many businesses, including banks, who are led by moral, ethical and good-hearted businessmen or businesswomen. Just because a company might touch globalism does not mean it and its management or employees are evil. [/FONT] [FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif]Every bit of thirty-five years of research indicates that there is a relatively small yet diverse group of global players who have been the planners and instigators behind globalization for many decades. The primary driving force that moves this "clique" is greed; the secondary force is the lust for power. In the case of the academics who are key to globalism, a third force is professional recognition and acceptance (a subtle form of egoism and power.) [/FONT] [FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif]It is also important to understand that core globalists have full understanding of their goals, plans and actions. They are not dimwitted, ignorant, missinformed or naive. [/FONT] [FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif]The global elite march in three essential columns: Corporate, Political and Academic. For the sake of clarity, these names will be used herein to refer to these three groups. [/FONT] [FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif]In general, the goals for globalism are created by Corporate. Academic then provides studies and white papers that justify Corporate's goals. Political sells Academic's arguments to the public and if necessary, changes laws to accommodate and facilitate Corporate in getting what it wants. [/FONT] SOURCE Someone here once asked me "who are these global elite" you always go on and on about anyway? Can't remember who it was and I wouldn't name names even I could remember so whoever you are that wanted to know "who they are" here's a three part series on who the global elite are and how they operate.