Global Citizen Awards is presented by the Atlantic Council annually to individuals who have made exceptional and distinctive contributions to strengthening the transatlantic relationship, the Atlantic Bridge (close collaboration between mass media and their 15 billionaire owners) and the Great Reset:
Or; how to buy governments through appealing to the narcism of their political elite by giving them publically rewards and privately large prices in money.
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Herr Klaus Schwab presents a prize with an unknown (large) amount of money to the Dutch PM Mark Rutte, who was pleased tremendously by the words:
“Someone with clear values who follows his values, so you are a true statesman. It is my great honor and pleasure to be the first official recipient of the award on behalf of the Atlantic Council to present “The Global Citizen Award 2019”.
For a better understanding, we must interpret Mr. Klaus Schwab as follows:
“Someone with clear orders, who carries out his orders punctually, like a real servant.
On behalf of the Atlantic Council… ”
Mark Rutte met with two sons of George Soros several times….
Mark Rutte received Bill Gates extremely cordially in The Hague
Bill Gates received by Mark Rutte as a guest of honor as he is rich
From left to right: King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima, UN Secretary-General António Guterres and Prime Minister Mark Rutte.
Long Live Narcism and Cousin Economy in The Netherlands, in the EU and around the world: “Us know Us.”
Through history, much has been arranged by a few (the Elite) through manipulations with appealing to the narcism of a leading politician and through impressive (private) monetary donations.
My great-grandmother was a young girl (5 or 6) when her great-grandfather would tell stories about his time during his period as a volunteering Dutch officer in the army of Napoleon and his severe disappointments.
Her great grandfather was a Dutch intellectual and –like so many of his generation- sick of all the ongoing warfare in Europe among quarrelling nobility. (The Netherlands were still a republic at that time).
In 1804, Napoleon crowned himself to be the emperor but no longer traditionally crowned by the Pope (Pope Pius VII) and who was now but a mere witness. Since many centuries, in the Vatican in Rome, the Pope crowned emperors by the Grace of God. But no longer: Napoleon crowned himself as the emperor.
After Napoleon (15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) had been proposed emperor by a referendum and the Senate, he crowned himself emperor on December 2, 1804 in the Notre Dame de Paris cathedral. During the ceremony, Pope Pius VII, who travelled all the way from Rome, Italy, to Paris to be a witness only. While the acceptance of the imperial crown was intended to further increase his prestige internally, it was an attempt externally to legitimize his regime dynastically. At the same time, however, the imperial title signaled the claim to the future design of Europe. The title “Emperor of the French” meant that he ultimately saw himself as the emperor of a people and not of an empire. Napoleon saw himself as sovereign of the people and not, like all Roman emperors before, as an emperor crowned through the Pope by God himself (divine right). On May 26, 1805, Napoleon was crowned King of Italy with the Iron Crown of the Lombards in Milan Cathedral.
„Napoleon restores the tradition of the adoration, May 30th 1806
October 27th, 1806, Napoleon leading his army in Berlin (historic painting by Charles Meynier, 1810)
Through history, much has been arranged by a few (the Elite) through manipulations with appealing to the narcism of a leading politician; and through impressive (private) monetary donations (lobbying).
Robert Gorter Personal Note:
The United Provinces of the Netherlands, or United Provinces (officially the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands), commonly referred to in historiography as the Dutch Republic, was an independent federal republic with no Head of State which existed from 1581 (during the Dutch Revolt) to 1806.
The republic was established after several Dutch provinces revolted against rule by the Roman Catholic King of Spain, as the Spanish Netherlands. The provinces formed a mutual alliance against Spain in 1579 (the Union of Utrecht) with their tendency towards Calvinism and declared their independence in 1581 (the Act of Abjuration).
Amsterdam was traditionally the capital with its massive economic powers through the huge harbor and the international trade but the seat of the government was chosen to be in The Hague.
At that time, it took approximately two days to get from Amsterdam to The Hague and back. The Hague was chosen as the seat of the government as prevention for corruption: the Dutch argued that politics always involve money (and narcism / privileges). To keep the flow of money, the temptation by money and political decisions separated as much as possible.
There was one chamber (“Staten Generaal”) with 75 members representing the Seven Provinces. There was no formal Head of State. There was a chair of the parliament (Raadspensionaris) who had some power as he would set the agenda and could ask a speaker to cut short if it took too long.
Anybody who would pay taxes had the right to vote or be elected for a public office. Women who paid taxes were allowed to vote as well but be elected in local public office (city government, etc.) only
Although the state was small and contained only around 1.5 million inhabitants, it controlled a worldwide network of seafaring trade routes. Through its trading companies, the Dutch East India Company (VOC) and the Dutch West India Company (WIC), it established a Dutch colonial empire from Australia (Tasmania) and New Zealand to Brazil and even Japan.. The income from this trade allowed the Dutch Republic to compete militarily against much larger countries. It amassed a huge fleet of at least 2,000 ships, larger than the fleets of England and France combined. Major conflicts were fought in the Eighty Years’ War against Spain (from the foundation of the Dutch Republic until 1648), the Dutch–Portuguese War (1602–1663), four Anglo-Dutch Wars against the Kingdom of England (1652–1654, 1665–1667, 1672–1674 and 1780–1784), the Franco-Dutch War (1672–1678), and War of the Grand Alliance (1688–1697) against the Kingdom of France.
The republic was much more tolerant of different religions and ideas than its contemporary states were, allowing freedom of thought to its residents. Many refugees came to Holland who would be prosecuted on their own country of origin: Jews from Span and Portugal, Huguenots from France, etc. Artists flourished under this regime, including painters such as Rembrandt, Johannes Vermeer, Frans Hals and many others. So did scientists, such as Hugo Grotius, Christiaan Huygens and Antonie van Leeuwenhoek Spinoza and Des Cartes. Because Dutch trade, science, military, and art were among the most acclaimed in the world during much of the 17th century, this period became known in Dutch history as the Dutch Golden Age.
Sermon by a Calvinist minister at the Oude Kerk at Delft, 1651
In the Union of Utrecht of 20 January 1579, Holland and Zeeland were granted the right to accept only one religion (in practice, Calvinism). Every other province had the freedom to regulate the religious question as it wished, although the Union stated every person should be free in the choice of personal religion and that no person should be prosecuted based on religious choice. William of Orange had been a strong supporter of public and personal freedom of religion and hoped to unite Protestants and Catholics in the new union, and, for him, the Union was a defeat. In practice, as a reaction to centuries of prosecution (Inquisition) and massive corruption, Roman Catholic services in all provinces were more or less forbidden, and the Dutch Reformed Church became the “public” or “privileged” church in the Republic.
During the Republic, any person who wished to hold public office had to conform to the Reformed Church and take an oath to this effect. The extent to which different religions or denominations were persecuted depended much on the time period and regional or city leaders. In the beginning, this was especially focused on Roman Catholics, being the religion of the enemy because of its trail of corruption through the centuries. Throughout this, however, extensive personal freedom of religion existed and was one factor—along with economic reasons—in causing large immigration of religious refugees from other parts of Europe to the Dutch Republic.
The republic was a confederation of provinces each with a high degree of independence from the federal assembly, known as the States General. In the Treaty of Westphalia (1648) the republic gained approximately 20% more territory, located outside the member provinces, which was ruled directly by the States General as Generality Lands. Each province was led by an official known as the stadtholder (Dutch for ‘steward’); this office was nominally open to anyone, but most provinces appointed a member of the House of Orange. The position gradually became hereditary, with the Prince of Orange simultaneously holding most or all of the stadtholderships.
Amsterdam Stock Exchange courtyard, 1653. First Stock Exchange in the world and still very active
During the Dutch Golden Age in the late-16th and 17th centuries, the Dutch Republic dominated world trade, conquering a vast colonial empire and operating the largest fleet of merchantmen of any nation. The County of Holland was the wealthiest and most urbanized region in the world. Even the emperor of Austria came in person to borrow money from the City of Amsterdam to continue his warfare. In 1650, the urban population of the Dutch Republic as a percentage of total population was 31.7 percent, while that of the Spanish Netherlands was 20.8 percent, of Portugal 16.6 percent, and of Italy 14 percent. In 1675, the urban population density of Holland alone was 61 percent.
The free trade spirit of the time was augmented by the development of a modern, effective stock market in the Low Countries. The Netherlands has the oldest stock exchange in the world, founded in 1602 by the Dutch East India Company, while Rotterdam has the oldest bourse in the Netherlands. The Dutch East-India Company exchange went public in six different cities. Later, a court ruled that the company had to reside legally in a single city, so Amsterdam is recognized as the oldest such institution based on modern trading principles. While the banking system evolved in the Low Countries, it was quickly incorporated by the well-connected English, stimulating English economic output.
During the period of Proto-industrialization, the empire received 50% of textiles and 80% of silks import from the Indian Mughal Empire, chiefly from its most developed region known as Bengal Subah.
The Dutch Republic was a master of banking, often compared to with Florence during the 14th century. When Southern Europe was experiencing poor harvests, surplus of grain from Poland was sold by the Dutch for sky high prices.
Economic decline led to a period of political instability known as the Patriottentijd (1780-87). This unrest was temporarily suppressed by a Prussian invasion in support of the stadtholder. The French Revolution and subsequent War of the First Coalition caused these tensions to reignite. Following military defeat by France, the stadtholder was expelled in the Batavian Revolution of 1795. This ended the Dutch Republic; it was succeeded by the Batavian Republic.
There was a general “fatigue of endless warfare” in Europe and the German Idealism “Alle Menschen werden Brüder” (all Human Beings become Brothers) went through Europe as a “wind” of revolutionary mood and idealism to end all warfare among European nations and live in peace with each other. Napoleon was born in this time and his earlier addresses reflected this mood: “Unite all European nations as federation with one currency and one system of counting and measuring” (metric system).
The great grandfather of my great grandmother often told her about the time of Napoleon and the sincere wish (yearning) to end warfare and the feudal structures in Europe. As a young man, he joined the army of Napoleon to establish essentially a Federation of Independent States to prevent any further warfare. The great-grandfather of my great-grandmother was a very well-educated man in his early 20’s and joined the Napoleonic army as an officer; full of idealism to assist in establishing a United Europe as a Federation of Independent States (a bit with the USA as an example).
And we know from history, the Napoleon lost his mission and was caught by appealing to his narcism.
Also Ludwig van Beethoven idealized Napoleon and dedicated his third symphony (“Eroica” = Hero) to Napoleon. But on the evening of the premiere in Vienna, Austria, he heard of the invasion of Russia by Napoleon and he was so disappointed that he scratched the name “Eroica.”
And Ludwig van Beethoven composed his last (9th) symphony when he was completely deaf and could not hear anything any longer. The last part of the symphony is this huge choir where it sings the Ode to Joy (All Humans will be Brothers) to the text of Schiller (contemporary of Van Beethoven)
The same happened to the great grandfather of my great grandmother and he withdrew as a deeply disappointed idealist.
I wanted to mention the fate of Napoleon and of Europe in general.
How would it have been when Napoleon had fulfilled his mission indeed and united Europe similar to the USA as a Federal State with one currency; one civil code (Bill of Human Rights); one system in trade and science (metric system); “Freedom in Cultural life; Equality in the realm of law; Brotherhood in the field of Economics.”
Napoleon is a good example of how things can go wrong in regards to people who have a mission but succumb to opposite ideals and actios, like Napoleon.
Memento Mori: death mask of Napoleon by Francesco Antommarchi
Johann Christoph Friedrich (von) Schiller (10 November 1759 – 9 May 1805) was a German poet, philosopher, physician, historian, and playwright. During the last seventeen years of his life (1788–1805), Schiller developed a productive, if complicated, friendship with the already famous and influential Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. They frequently discussed issues concerning aesthetics, and Schiller encouraged Goethe to finish works he left as sketches. This relationship and these discussions led to a period now referred to as Weimar Classicism. They also worked together on Xenien, a collection of short satirical poems in which both Schiller and Goethe challenge opponents of their philosophical vision.
Johann Christoph Friedrich (von) Schiller (1759-1805)
Goethe–Schiller Monument (1857), Weimar, Germany