The Economist's Predictions of Plandemonium
A Plandemonium Series, Edition 1
"Pity? It was pity that stayed Bilbo's hand. Many that live deserve death. Some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them, Frodo? Do not be too eager to deal out death in judgment. Even the very wise cannot see all ends. My heart tells me that Gollum has some part to play yet, for good or ill before this is over. The pity of Bilbo may rule the fate of many." -J.R.R. Tolkien (Gandalf), The Fellowship of the Rings
I see ballot boxes, scales tipping, a Chinese panda on top of the world, Pinocchio (telling lies), a pangolin, a British bulldog resting its ass in Canada, babies with bar codes, electric cars, what might be a vaccine passport, and a bunch of other eerie plandemoniumish stuff. Let's see if we can decipher this November 2018 publication.
The Economist is the largely American-Mandarin-consumed British rag focused on teaching what aspirational elites need to understand at globalist cocktail parties. The largest stake in the publication's parent organization is owned by the Italian Agnelli family best known for founding the Fiat motor vehicle maker and representing Mussolini's National Fascist Party in the Italian Senate.
The Fiat family runs The Economist. In 2023. You can't make this $#!t up.
The Economist's current Editor-in-Chief is Oxford- and Harvard-educated Zanny Minton Beddoes who received her Masters in Public Administration from the Kennedy School and admits, "And although I did a lot of economics classes, I don’t have a PhD, so I’m, I’m not a bona fide economist. But I did do a lot of classes: microeconomic classes, development economics, all kinds of economics." Also, (emphasis mine)
Well, I studied as an undergraduate, I studied PPE: politics, philosophy, and economics, which is a subject that is often at Oxford where I studied it. And the joke goes that if you don’t know what else you want to do, you do PPE…
Joke indeed! She said that in 2019. Do you think she knew? Never mind…
What Beddoes lacks in real world economics training, she makes up for in speaking opportunities, providing expert testimony on the euro to the a Congressional subcommittee in 1998, shared a stage with Peter Orszag at Princeton in 2010 on the mortgage bond mess, gave the 28th Annual Max Rosenn Lecture on "Stress-Testing America's Prosperity", and appears regularly on the sorts of news programs that may be cited by Wikipedia's guidelines. Unsurprisingly, she has a profile at the World Economic Forum where she has also spoken. Here she is discussing the fallout from "Russia's War":
As the first female editor-in-chief of what she seems to fully recognize is the Titanic of Upper Class Magazine publication, Beddoes is a visionary for encouraging women and little brown children.
Part of me wonders how many subscribers she would have on Substack.
I've learned that PPE can refer to a lot of things. I wonder if it can refer to prescience, pogrom, and empire? Why am I wondering?
The World in 2019
Let's take a closer look.
Understand, I have too much on my plate to want to do this in one go, and I'd like to include some thoughts from RTE's excellent readers because I doubt any one of us is likely to decode this presumed da Vinci masterpiece all on our own. Perhaps I'll come back with a full summary article when it's done. Until then, I'll leave the decoding below the paywall.