The Stalking Horse

According to Wikipedia:

The term stalking horse originally derived from the practice of hunting, particularly of wildfowl. Hunters noticed that many birds would flee immediately on the approach of humans, but would tolerate the close presence of animals such as horses and cattle.

Hunters would therefore slowly approach their quarry by walking alongside their horses, keeping their upper bodies out of sight until the flock was within firing range. Animals trained for this purpose were called stalking horses.

As a symbolic concept in a different context:

A stalking horse is a person who tests a concept with someone or mounts a challenge against them on behalf of an anonymous third party. If the idea proves viable and/or popular, the anonymous figure can then declare their interest and advance the concept with little risk of failure. If the concept fails, the anonymous party will not be tainted by association and can either drop the idea completely or bide their time and wait until a better moment for launching an attack


In the world today, there are stalking horses on the move.  Since I live in the United States, I see it most clearly here but through the telescopic lens of the Internet, I see the stalking horses moving in other countries as well - following the same storylines, the same strategies as here. 

The stalking horses come in many colors with colors being representative of a marketing concept for a target group which is why they fool so many people into thinking that the stalking horse is something different than it is.  The stalking horses look different and they sound different but they are not different.  They are parts of the whole strategy acting in a coordinated way like a pack of lions stalking prey - coming from different directions to encircle and get in position for the attack.

The color of the stalking horse doesn't matter.  What does matter is the objective of the third party behind the stalking horse.  When you see the stalking horses, you know that the Cult of Death is behind them. 


Cult of Death Stalking America

I don't remember the exact year, nor do I remember the fragment of information that I was looking at when I realized there was a global conspiracy to bring harm to America and the American people. I remember vividly how I felt - stunned to the point of being frozen in place, horrified and then terrified. What should I do?  Who can I tell?  I spent the next couple of days in a perpetual state of adrenalin rush... fight or flight -  What are the alternatives? What are the odds? What are the consequences?  What can I do?   Ultimately, I decided to do the only thing I could do which was to document what I saw and to try and help other people see it too.  And as I've tried to explain to those who were curious about my dedication to task, I've been racing with the devil since the moment my decision was made to fight. 

I didn't know much about the who or why of what was happening in our country at the time.  The one thing I did know was that it was about "The Systems".  I could see that Big Systems were being changed - and found plans for more Systems changes.  The changes in the systems were Stalking Horses I could see and I've tried to describe them as I found them. 

Describing "what is"  in terms of systems is relatively easy for most people to understand as long as scope of the system being described is fairly close and known to the audience.  As the size of the scope increases, the size of the audience who can comprehend the system in its entirety decreases.  Then when you move to the redesign of the system "that is"  to the blue sky system "that could be": 

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth –
Put out my hand and touched the Face of God."
~ John Gillespie Magee, Jr. ~

you lose most people in the description because it's not only big and complex, it's out of the experience of the audience.  With the size and complexity of the system being redesigned, for the designers, there is a danger of crossing the threshold from creative genius - to creative madness from which there is no return.  The Cult of Death Stalking America are the creative geniuses who slipped the surly bonds of earth.  They became Gods in their own minds and they are charting a path to logical Armageddon, conceived in madness and that has real world dire consequences for the people of this earth. 

The Cult of Death are the Systems Engineers who are designing and implementing global systems, normalizing the data that corresponds to real people doing real things in their real life.  The real people doing real things in a real life become an abstraction in a systems design.  They can be moved around like pawns on a chessboard.  They can be standardized for uniformity as the design methodology dictates.  They can be eliminated if they are excess - because excess is inefficient and inefficiency in a Systems Design is intolerable. 


Spaceship Earth

The visual concept of earth as a spaceship hurtling through space with limited resources and closed loop systems was first (to my knowledge) expressed by Professor Kenneth E. Boulding in 1965: 


Earth As A Space Ship

Kenneth E. Boulding
May 10, 1965

In the imagination of those who are sensitive to the realities of our era, the earth has become a space ship, and this, perhaps, is the most important single fact of our day. For millennia, the earth in men's minds was flat and illimitable. Today, as a result of exploration, speed, and the explosion of scientific knowledge, earth has become a tiny sphere, closed, limited, crowded, and hurtling through space to unknown destinations. This change in man's image of his home affects his behavior in many ways, and is likely to affect it much more in the future.

It is not only that man's image of the earth has changed; the reality of the world social system has changed. As long as man was small in numbers and limited in technology, he could realistically regard the earth as an infinite reservoir, an infinite source of inputs and an infinite cesspool for outputs. Today we can no longer make this assumption. Earth has become a space ship, not only in our imagination but also in the hard realities of the social, biological, and physical system in which man is enmeshed. In what we might call the "old days," when man was small in numbers and earth was large, he could pollute it with impunity, though even then he frequently destroyed his immediate environment and had to move on to a new spot, which he then proceeded to destroy. Now man can no longer do this; he must live in the whole system, in which he must recycle his wastes and really face up to the problem of the increase in material entropy which his activities create. In a space ship there are no sewers.

Click HERE for the rest of the paper



Boulding was an economist concerned with resource utilization and the impact on the environment.  In a biography on the 'Encyclopedia of Earth' website, they describe Boulding as a founding intellectual in the field of ecological economics.  In 1956, Boulding wrote a paper titled, "General Systems Theory: The Skeleton of Science" which formed the basis for his later work on the environment and economy - ecology.

In 1965, Boulding took the serious concepts of systems and conservation and made them accessible with his space ship metaphor, but by lowering the dialog to a cartoon level, he enabled the change agents to develop the fringe group cult followings on the themes of space ships, new age magical mystics, starships and star gates and the opposite "off the grid", "return to nature" shamanism and tribalism.  The underlying themes of the cult movements are  moving back to the past or "back to the future"  with both themes steering towards reverse engineering civilization.   The cartoon metaphor and the cult followings became the stalking horses behind which are the very real Cult of Death members who seek to reduce the population of the planet and/or commit robbery in the name of reductionism and conservation - "doing more with less".

The biggest cartoon stalking horse of all is "global climate change".  The theme has alleged scientists, actors and politicians telling us that weather and earth disasters - tornados, floods, earthquakes, droughts, hurricanes, etc. are due to increased carbon in the atmosphere and that is a result of our use of fossil fuels.  To save ourselves from this global climate disaster,  we must reduce reliance on the modern infrastructure - electricity, water, cars, highways, etc. and redesign our entire infrastructure to minimize and control energy use.  In other words, move back to the future to save ourselves.

Retracing the Steps

Boulding provided the conceptual basis for propagandizing and conditioning the public for the paradigm shift the scientists had in mind but he wasn't the first intellectual to have considered the subject.  On the Earth Portal website, they have compiled an Energy Timeline from which I pulled selected entries that laid the ground work for Boulding and the others. 













German botanist Justus von Leibig formulates his Law of the Minimum, which states that if any one essential material is absent or only minimally available, then the growth and functioning of an organism is adversely affected. Later scholars will apply this concept of the limiting factor to larger contexts; e.g., ecosystems.

The British economist W. Stanley Jevons publishes The Coal Question, in which he argues that coal is essential for the industry of Britain and that this resource will one day be exhausted, causing the collapse of British society. The prediction proves wrong because Jevons did not foresee improvements in mining technology and the use of oil as a substitute for coal.

W. Stanley Jevons formulates Jevons’ paradox, a concept now employed by modern scholars. It states that increased efficiency in the use of a natural resource, such as coal, will actually result in greater consumption, not less. This is because improvement in efficiency will lead to higher demand; e.g., U.S. gas consumption increased after fuel-efficient cars were introduced in the 1970s.

German biologist Ernst Haeckel introduces the term ecology in his work Generelle Morphologie Der Organismen.

The Technocracy Movement in the U.S. argues that the antidote to the Great Depression is to replace politicians with scientists and engineers who have the technical expertise to manage the nation’s economy and natural resources. Technocrats use growth and decline curves to predict a wide range of societal trends.

British scientist A. G. Tansley proposes the word ecosystem as a descriptive term for the fundamental ecological unit.

U.S. anthropologist Leslie White proposes that like biological systems, cultures evolve around the strategies that they use to exploit energy.



A little over a year ago, I wrote a webpage called, "Full Throttle Reverse" because I was finally able to describe in a coherent way, a phenomenon I was observing taking into account all of the anomalies I was seeing in our country.  The phenomenon was that our social, political and especially the economic systems were being deconstructed like deconstructing a building - one brick at a time - breaking down our systems.  The revelation that came to me was that "they" with they being the U.S. Treasury and gangster banksters on Wall Street - and Chicago were doing was changing the basis for our currency.

Prior to 1973, the American dollar was backed by gold.  America had a trade deficit which meant that foreign countries were accumulating dollars that they would then present for payment in gold.  Nixon put a stop to that by closing the gold window because our country was being drained of gold.  They tried various ways to manage our economic system but not successfully.  An article posted on the PBS website titled, "Nixon, Price Controls and the Gold Standard" gives a hint of what they did when the wage and price control system failed (emphasis added):

Only one segment of the wage-and-price control system was not abolished -- price controls over oil and natural gas. Owing in part to the deep and dark suspicions about conspiracy and monopoly in the energy sector, they were maintained for another several years. But Washington's effort to run the energy market was a lasting lesson in the perversities that can ensue when government takes over the marketplace. There were at least 32 different prices of natural gas, a rather standard commodity, each of whose molecules is based on one atom of carbon and four atoms of hydrogen. The oil-price-control system established several tiers of oil prices. The prices for domestic production were also held down, in effect forcing domestic producers to subsidize imported oil and providing additional incentives to import oil into the United States. The whole enterprise was an elaborate and confusing system of price controls, entitlements, and allocations. It was estimated that just the standard reporting requirements for what became the Federal Energy Administration involved some 200,000 respondents from industry, committing an estimated five million man-hours annually.

So the solution to trade deficits was to suppress domestic production of oil - and give incentives to import foreign oil.  That makes as much sense as jumping off a cliff to avoid being pushed off the cliff.  What does make sense in logical terms is that the controls on energy resources along with wage and price controls was the first attempt to implement the system proposed by the Technocracy Movement in 1934.   Recently, Patrick Wood of the August Review re-discovered the Technocracy Movement and he wrote about it in an article giving a brief history and description of their theory.  The article is called, "Carbon Currency:  A New Beginning for Technocracy".    


To Be Continued                                                                                                            [ 1 ]  [ 2 ]  [ 3 ]

Vicky Davis
May 1, 2010