TPA Editorial

The powerful few and a speech by Vladimir Putin

We are heading into a summer that holds much potential for conflict.
From 10th to 14th June a Bilderberg Conference was held in Telfs, Austria. The topics on the agenda, amongst others, were: artificial intelligence, Greece, Russia, NATO. The participants included US strategists such as the Neo-Con Robert Zoellick, formerly of Goldman Sachs, and Jens Stoltenberg, who heads the US-controlled NATO war alliance. That Russia was to be discussed in the absence of Russians shows that the western power groups à la Bilderberg rigidly hold to NATO’s original intention “…to keep Russia out”.
As to the function of such exclusive meetings which are inaccessible for the Press and the general public we remind our readers of a fundamental task pointed out by Rudolf Steiner already in 1917: that there exists “a spiritual aristocracy parallel to that democratic stream which was at work in the French Revolution (…) Usually people are (…) hypnotized into looking at only one of the streams, while they fail to see the other flowing beside it during the same period in history (…) To see clearly as a human being today, to be open to the world and to understand the world, it is necessary not to be dazzled (…) by empty phrases about democratic progress and so on; it is necessary also to point to that other stream which asserted itself with the intent of gaining power for the few by means that lie hidden within the womb of the lodge.”* Only the beginnings of a realisation of a threefold social structure would take some of the abused power of the “aristocratic” few away and hand it over to the representatives of the people.
In the run-up to the Bilderberg Conference President Putin gave a very noteworthy interview to Luciano Fontana, the new chief editor of Corriere della Sera, on 6 June in Moscow. It is characterized by a discriminating, self-confident and relaxed attitude on Putin’s part and is evidence of the Russian President’s sincere search for peace. Some of Putin’s key statements in it were: “I believe that this crisis was created deliberately…the [media] coverage of [the] process has been absolutely unacceptable…. we are simply forced to respond to what is happening. … The point is that relationships should be built on a long-term basis, not in the atmosphere of confrontation, but in the spirit of cooperation. (…) our policy in this respect is not global, offensive or aggressive. (…) US military spending is higher than that of all countries in the world taken together. (…) I invite you to publish the world map in your newspaper and to mark all the US military bases on it. You will see the difference. (…) I think that only an insane person and only in a dream can imagine that Russia would suddenly attack NATO (…)The aggregate military spending of NATO countries is 10 times – note 10 times – higher than that of the Russian Federation. Russia has virtually no bases abroad.
Finally, the United States unilaterally withdrew from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty. (…) I have proposed to our American partners not to withdraw from the treaty unilaterally, but to create an ABM system together, the three of us: Russia, the United States and Europe. But this proposal was declined (…) For example, the Americans do not want Russia’s rapprochement with Europe.”
Only extracts of the interview were quoted in the Press.**
May the meteor showers from the constellation of Perseus-Michael*** at the end of July and in August encourage clear thinking about the world situation which is currently pervaded by the most unhealthy Medusa forces. May they enable us to differentiate ever more clearly between appearance and reality in the current world crisis.

Thomas Meyer

*    (Jan. 8 1917, The Karma of Untruthfulness, Vol 2, London 2005.)
**    Full transcript in English :
***    More about this in the August Editorial