Posts Tagged ‘diamond cartel’

Diamond cartels, “bubble values,” & cheating

November 7, 2012

This is a reply to a private correspondence. Let’s review some basics before we get in to the idea of prices, valuation, and legal definitions of cheating/fraud.

A rose-cut synthetic diamond created by Apollo...

A rose-cut synthetic diamond created by Apollo Diamond using a patented chemical vapour deposition process. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There are many distinct cultures in the world today (& across history). Each of them involve influencing the attention and perception and behavior of individuals. You can call that good or bad, but even any values/evaluations of “good” and “bad” are culturally specific, not universal.

If we broaden our scope to biology & ecology, we see that many species of animal are social, with behavioral norms and also occasional deviance from the norms. Maybe some of the behavioral norms are genetic and maybe some of the deviance is from genetic mutation (as in evolution, but also the “epigenetics” of things like how what we EAT triggers different code within the DNA sequence, so two identical twins with identical DNA can have very different physiology, neurochemistry, and behavior because of different diets and so forth).

English: 2 of diamonds.

English: 2 of diamonds. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So, now let’s look at “cheating.” In the card game of poker, deceiving the opponents is a common part of the game. In many sports, competing athletes fake one direction & then go another.

Cheating is a broad category that may include lying, stealing, and extortion. I am saying that all currency systems (and all court systems) are based on extortion (AKA taxes). I am not condemning taxation or extortion or “cheating.” In fact, the reality is that because court systems have so much concentration of military power (deputy soldiers), the various courts can define “cheating” in different ways- maybe to drive without a license is cheating in one jurisdiction, but in another jurisdiction, it is simply illegal for women to drive (or perhaps only women between the ages of 20 and 60) – they do not have the right to obtain a license at all.

Jewellery and other luxury goods are used for ...

Jewellery and other luxury goods are used for conspicuous and/or invidious consumption (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So let’s be clear that not only across human history, but even today, there are vast ranges of social norms. With the diamond industry, there is a tight control of the supply of diamonds to the general public. Why? Because controlling supply allows for the maintenance of artificial scarcity.

Once the diamond cartel had control of supply, then they went on a big campaign to make diamonds popular- to manufacture demand through funding Hollywood movies that were 90 minute advertisements climaxing in the romantic emotional scene in which the handsome leading man offers the diamond ring to the gorgeous model actress. This was not “product placement,” but the writing of movies around the product.

DeBeers set up photo-ops with the Hollywood stars and also with British royalty to wear “free” diamond jewelry supplied by the cartel. The cartel set up the media showcase of diamond jewelry, including at huge media orgies called “award shows.”

So, that marketing campaign was hugely successful, with diamonds becoming associated first with wedding rings, then with anniversary jewelry and engagement rings. The success of their ploy is distinctive.

(When a lot of people started re-selling their diamond jewelry, then the DeBeers slogan changed from “diamonds are a girl’s best friend” to “diamonds are forever.” They wanted to make people feel guilty- like they were hexing their marriage or being somehow unfaithful- if they sold their old anniversary jewelry. The new marketing campaign, like the others before it, worked very well.)

The diamond cartel was behind all of those cultural values- from glamourizing diamond rings to discouraging people from pawning old diamond jewelry. “Pawn other jewelry, but not the diamonds, because those diamonds are forever.”

When synthetic diamond production was invented a few decades back, the cartel swung in to action to make sure that only small “industrial grade” diamond were synthesized. Otherwise, there tight restrictions on supply would collapse and prices would plummet.

I mention all this because the history of the diamond cartel is recent (in the last 150 years) and rather well-documented. They created wars, forcing masses of people in to armies and slavery conditions in work camps, also creating the Apartheid regime to supply compliant workers to their mines. We could call their campaign “evil” or “cheating,” but you probably have some diamond jewelry and as long as you can exchange it for other things of value, that is the real social valuation (price) that you can obtain for that item. If their supply controls ceased, any diamond jewelry you own would plummet in value.

carats (0 mg) round diamond engagement ring.

carats (0 mg) round diamond engagement ring. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So, it is not cheating to sell a home for $200,000 shortly before it drops in price to $100,000. The same is true for a stock or an ounce of gold or a diamond. Prices fluctuate.

Demand is social. Demand is manufactured by advertising- influenced by marketing and coercion and wars, such as the invasion of resource-rich regions (and other “diplomatic” influence such as assassinations).

Certain powerful people (as in judges AKA warlords, popes, etc) define what is cheating and what is not. To the diamond cartel, they effectively defined synthetic production of jewelry-grade diamonds as cheating. They lobbied and protected a monopoly.

If a court system monopolized access to diamond mines (and protected their monopoly through coercion so that synthetic production of diamonds did not interfere with their monopoly), then the court system could claim tax liabilities from people (which is otherwise known as extortion) and the court system could require that the taxes (extorted protection money) be paid in whatever form of payment the court system dictates, such as diamonds or gold. If the physical substance used in the  currency is rare and access to it is monopolized by the court system, that is a viable currency.

In fact, that is how gold coins came to be used as money. Gold was rare, so it was easy for secret societies like the Vatican and the Babylonian Kabbalists to obtain a monopoly or near monopoly on gold and gold mines, and then demand payment in the substance that only they possessed. They could have done the same thing with platinum or palladium, but gold along with silver were the main currency metals within the imperial churches of Babylon, Egypt, and Rome (which still rules today).

When court systems compete against reach other, then you have forex markets in which there are very precise measurements of how currency values fluctuate. How much organized violence does a particular currency buy from the soldiers of a particular court system? When the US Confederacy was defeated in the US Civil War, their currency went from having purchasing power (representing the military force AKA “full faith and credit” of the Confederacy) to having no purchasing power, since there was no network of coercion to back the little coupons of ink on paper.

So, what I promote is refraining from condemnation (see my prior blog post) to promote clarity. What you are terrified by and ashamed of, you cannot calmly study and understand. So, it is important that the Zionists and the Vatican traumatize the masses with emotional repulsion from certain subjects so as to keep people from recognizing the simplicity of their systems of social influence, to forbid most people from clarity and knowledge about “good and evil.” On the other hand, I have no condemnation for their system. In fact, I may be quite committed to maintaining it.

Vatican Gardens

Vatican Gardens (Photo credit: MarcelGermain)

how to be a patriotic hero

December 3, 2011

The thing about how to be a patriotic hero is in there, but please start at the beginning, simply because that is the actual order of the sequence of words….

I wrote this to my associate Petros B.:

The crown of the Holy Roman Empire in the Vien...

The crown of the Holy Roman Empire in the Vienna Schatzkammer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here’s a video on the diamond cartel (DeBeers) & how it MONOPOLIZED extraction of diamonds, restricted supply, used Hollywood (starting in the 1930s) to create a demand by associating diamonds with stardom, beauty, sex, marriage, & engagement rings, and even influenced GE so that GE discontinued the production of synthetic diamonds that would challenge the prices set by the DeBeers diamond cartel on diamonds used for gemstones (as well as industrial diamonds used for cutting).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_profilepage&v=i8A9JXLyRwc

Now, I mention this not just because of similar comments by you (and I) about oil (such as the PR campaigns of the American Petroleum Institute), but about GOLD. The monopolization of gold mines & use of that metal as a currency by government courts, requiring that people purchase gold coins from the government in order to pay taxes, is a historical dynamic that I have mentioned several times. Again, why not platinum or aluminum or cobalt? Why gold? Because kings and their armies could more easily monopolize access to gold.
I did recently mention the Hunt Brothers and what they did with silver in the late 1970s. That is the same issue, though in a small & brief instance.

Now, let’s consider the use of the term parasites or even patriotic hero. I have absolutely no moral objection to the existence of parasites or the use of that term to describe certain biological organisms or certain human institutions or anything else. You would be correct to conclude that I do not stop to think if parasites are right or wrong. I have no such anxieties or mental illnesses. I do not even stop to think if patriotic heroes are patriotic or heroic!

You may continue to refuse to live in the world as it is without condemning some aspect of it (some aspect of God‘s creation). However, consider that refusing to live in the world makes absolutely no difference in that you still live in the world even if you say that you refuse to do so.
So, try to change it. You are part of the world. Try to change yourself. Resist yourself. Fix yourself.

Do it fast. Do it right. Stop being how you should not be, according to you or whatever ideological indoctrinations you have championed as defining for you how you should or should not be. There are many providers of such ideologies who will promote your compliance with their standards of how you should or should not be, such as the Mormon Church or the Democratic Party.

As for me, I command you not to be a parasite and not to use that word. Also, be a parasite and use that word. That about covers how you should or should not focus on consciously avoiding or otherwise giving attention to the word parasite or not.

You either should or should not believe that the world is fundamentally flawed and that you are also fundamentally flawed. That is the ideology of a slave, by the way. Please continue to invest in shame and in correcting your past, or at least compensating for your original sinfulness like any good Catholic adherent to the Holy Inquisition of Protestant Counter-reformation.

Spanish Inquisition Necklace

Spanish Inquisition Necklace (Photo credit: cliff1066™)

You are responsible personally for immediately or sooner making the world a better place (in accord with the ideologies that the 1% elites have implanted in you as to what would be better and what would not be better). If you fail, you will or will not be doomed to an eternity of hell in which you will then come to define wherever you live as a hell that should not be how it is and is fundamentally flawed and must be corrected and changed and reformed by you personally in order for you to avoid eternal damnation in a hell of shame and mental illness and anxiety about how to change hell in to how it either should or should not be. It’s all your fault, but if you can just fix everything real quick, then as a reward you will get 77 vrigins and go directly to heaven “without passing go,” but also without collecting $200, which is a little bit of a bummer and thus I am very sad about all of this world being so much like God told me that it should be.

Now, before it is too late, which could be absolutely any time, fix the system. Define the system as broken and flawed and screwed up (in contrast to screwed down, which is morally preferable). Also keep in mind that the holiest color is seven, because that is what it says in the Holy Constitution of the state of Alaska, which is the best state in the entire history of the Holy Roman Empire. Also, remember that the color seven cannot be in a speculative bubble because the number red is inevitably hyperinflating because the number red is in fact just a linguistic construction created out of thick air, such as fog.

Also, I am a very smart person- perhaps even a true American hero- for having figured all of this out and knowing that the Fed is actually the root of all evil and if we could just remove the surface of the earth from the earth, than the earth would be a better place, except that whenever we remove the surface of the onion from the earth, another layer of surface mysteriously does not appear out of thick air. That really is the only problem with the unpredictable and chaotic world which does not make any sense. If we can just fix that one core problem then all of the other symptoms will turn in to pickles, which is the kind of world that I would want to live in… or maybe not live in but at least visit.


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