Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Billionaire that Could Become the Next George Soros-Type Global Manipulator

Oh boy, another billionaire that wants to change the world.

For the past decade, the dual American and German citizen, Nicolas Berggruen, has had no fixed home address. He constantly roams the world on his Gulfstream IV jet, living out of five-star hotels, Bloomberg tells us. Most of the time, he carries only a small tote bag containing clothes and his BlackBerry.

Bloomberg continues:

Berggruen is save the West from sinking into chaos. He says the stock market swoons of 2011, the brinkmanship in Washington over the debt ceiling and the euro-zone debt debacle are symptoms of the same underlying problem. “What you really have is a deep, deep governance crisis in the West,” he says.

To reduce the political paralysis that threatens the U.S. and Europe, the billionaire donated $100 million to create the Nicolas Berggruen Institute, with offices in Berlin, Los Angeles, New York and Washington.

In early September, the institute assembled a group called the Council for the Future of Europe. It includes former government leaders Gerhard Schroeder of Germany and Felipe Gonzalez of Spain, former European Commission President Jacques Delors, as well as economists Nouriel Roubini, Joseph Stiglitz and Mohamed El-Erian, the chief executive officer at Pacific Investment Management Co. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has served as an adviser.
Heaven help us. A group consisting of global apologists, Marxist apologists and operators fed by the bankster elite.

Obviously, this the last thing the shaky global economies need.

Already, in public statements, the group called for major one world measures, including greater political integration within Europe, the centralization of some fiscal policy, wider powers for the European Central Bank and European Financial Stability Facility to restructure the debt of private banks and the issuance of joint euro-area bonds to relieve the sovereign debt crisis.

Berggruen, according to Bloomberg, in the past has funded the campaigns of U.S. Democrats, including Senator Charles Schumer of New York and President Barack Obama. He says his institute isn’t necessarily introducing new ideas. Rather, his aim is to help experts reach agreement and then lobby to turn their proposals into policy.

“In Europe, all the experts say you need more integration, but the public doesn’t buy it yet,” says Nathan Gardels, a senior adviser to the Berggruen Institute. “So their job is really to resell the vision of an integrated Europe to the public.”

Berggruen is also pushing for governance reform in California, says Bloomberg, where he lives for several weeks a year, staying at the Peninsula hotel in Beverly Hills. With the state struggling with a $27.6 billion budget shortfall and cutting welfare programs for children, Berggruen last year brought together a panel of boldface names to offer solutions.

Google Inc. Chairman Eric Schmidt, billionaire Eli Broad, former governors Gray Davis and Arnold Schwarzenegger and former U.S. secretaries of state George Shultz and Condoleezza Rice formed the Think Long Committee for California. The group will call for giving more power to local governments, reforming the ballot initiative process and broadening the state’s tax base.

Bottom line: This is a very dangerous character. He's got money and seems to think more government is the answer for everything. It should be noted that, according to Bloomberg, as a teenager, he read Jean-Paul Sartre and leaned left; for a time, he refused to speak English because he thought it was the language of imperialism. "Leaned left"? The guy remains a major league interventionist.

1 comment:

  1. Same old, same old New World Order crap. The stake holders (read roaches) are coming out of the woodwork to protect their rice bowls. Too late! These clowns will end up in leg irons and as a minor footnote in history. They have failed miserably and the world is moving on without them. He best get used to living out of a tote bag, because as this house of cards comes down, the 5 star hotels will be just a fond memory.