The Underground Revolution

By Beverly Strom

 

Interpol announced today the massive manhunt for Klaus Vanderweerd, on charges of stolen technology, deliberate attempts to overthrow the World’s Banking institutions located in London, Holland and Switzerland, and plots to assassinate government officials located in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada.  In special sting operations, three groups were arrested during the week who were involved in what investigators believe to a massive global organization dedicated to the destruction of democracy.  In Aspen, Colorado, USA., three men and two women were arrested for a plot to assassinate several members of the judicial court and the county sheriff.  In Vancouver, British Columbia, two men were apprehended in an attempt to murder a major lobbyist for a natural gas pipeline and in London, England, sting operations uncovered a group who were plotting the assassination of three leading bank presidents.  No names have been given out at this time.

It is believed that Klaus Vanderweerd is the ring-leader behind this organization who loosely call themselves “freedom fighters for global prosperity”.    Vanderweerd, who is reportedly from Iceland, was last seen publicly at a global summit meeting, when he congratulated the President of Bolivia for taking the water rights of his country out of the hands of corporations and giving them to the inhabitants.  According to news correspondent,  Don Kelsey, Vanderweerd said at the time, “the vital natural resources of each country should not be in the control of corporations.  All sales, all leases, all development of the waters, the agriculture, the marine life, the minerals and all things lying beneath the soil belong to the discretion of the inhabitants.  The values of these resources belong to the discretion of the inhabitants.  They shall not be coerced, distressed or boycotted for failure to comply with the desires of corporations.  If it is a free market, than allow the inhabitants to choose the natural resources they wish to offer and compete on their individual merits and not on the dictations of banks and powerful corporate entities.”

Officials state that Venderweerd had spent several years as an advocate for alternative energy and as a voice of concern over depleting fresh water sources.  He has given lectures in the United States on the necessity of water collecting, waste water retrieval, and water recycling.  While he was respected as a minor voice, “not much credibility was given to his blanket statements on long term environmental impact from factory and mining waste,” stated Marie Pendleton, a long term e-mail correspondent who may figure as a key witness in the case against Vanderweerd.  “His claims were exaggerated, and he often left out the benefits development brings to the community as a whole in his attempts to save a few hummingbirds and some fishing holes.   People need jobs.  They need products.  They need energy.  I used to admire him, but he gradually became more and more radical.  After the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, he said there could be no more quarter given.  He never came right out and said exactly what he meant by that, but this is when he began to write long letters about the axis of power and how for the better good of the world it needed to be toppled by any means available.  I became worried about his mental health.  Knowing that he was becoming dangerously unbalanced, I turned his e-mail over to the proper authorities.”

Prior to his trip to Bolivia, his last seminar, in Los Angeles, California, carried ominous overtones of his changing attitudes.  “Begin today,” he cautioned his assembly, “because the world will no longer tolerate waste and squander.  It will ignore the demands of those who carelessly destroy and contaminate their natural resources.  Clean water supplies are dwindling.  Your water is dwindling.  Take steps now to preserve and protect this precious commodity because the irresponsible will not be allowed to pin their hopes on the responsible.”

It is believed that Vanderweerd has stolen the blueprints to some highly advanced technology in fuel cells, geothermal conductors and water desalination plants.  This technology was not intended to go immediately on the market , with several patents still pending, many of the features tested only in theory and with investors attempting to determine their profit value.  A spokesperson for Venderweerd remained noncommittal, although she did observe, “in my opinion, beneficial technology should be open and free.”

The spokesperson did have this to say in connection with the revolutionary group activities.  “Vanderweerd has never advocated violence as a means to arrive at economic and environmental stability.  What the people who follow him understand though, is that the urgency is now to make changes.  You might tell me there’s a better way.  You might tell me that we have courts and legislative bodies for the purposes of making change, but their changes take too long and arrive too late.  They get tied up in courts.  They get passed around for years in the legislature, until their impact has no value.  The revolution is not due to Vanderweerd’s actions.  It’s due to the failure of our world governments to take action in protecting the rights of its citizens.”

Underground sources state it will be very difficult for Interpol to locate Vanderweerd.  “He is very popular among the Arctic Rim countries, as well as in South America.”

It is rumored that Vanderweerd is forming a coalition of Northern countries whose agreement could rock the foundations of NATO.  “British Columbia, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories are threatening a split with Canada, while Alaskans consider declaring themselves a sovereign country, emancipated from the Continental United States,” stated our informer.  “They are counting on a unified response from Russia, Greenland, Iceland, and the Netherlands.”  The Arctic Rim contains a high percentage of the world’s remaining natural resources, including timber, oil, marine life and ninety percent of the world’s fresh water.

Representatives of Alaska and Canada deny any knowledge of Vanderweerd, and state that their northern area bids for independence are only rumors.  “As far as we know, Vanderweerd is nothing more than a myth and our citizens are content with our current governments.”  They state that should a global water crisis arise, they will be among the first to deliver assistance to the grieving areas.  “We have the ability to trap fresh water and transport it.  If the need should arrive, we can build reservoirs and water storage units.”

According to Vanderweerd’s spokesperson, the need is already here.  “The glaciers are melting at an enormous rate, releasing fresh water into the sea.  This causes the sea level to rise, the ocean currents to change, and squanders the fresh water we could be capturing for global needs.”

Interpol insists Vanderweerd is a real and serious threat.  “We believe he has stolen documents belonging to private energy companies and that he is selling the blueprints to the highest bidders.  Vanderweerd is an entrepreneur looking out for his own best interests.  Should Vanderweerd succeed in forming an Arctic coalition, it will become a serious contender as an energy supplier and gain a monopoly over the world’s fishing industry and fresh water.  This would create a disaster to a world economy that has already suffered some serious financial blows.”

Some call him hero.  Some call him villain.  Some say he doesn’t exist.  Those who insist they have heard him cannot forget his warning: “The irresponsible shall not be allowed to pin their hopes on the responsible.”

This is Beverly Strom reporting with news from the underground.

About karlsie

Some great perversity of nature decided to give me a tune completely out of keeping with the general symphony; possibly from the moment of conception. I learned to read and speak almost simultaneously. The blurred and muffled world I heard through my first five years of random nerve loss deafness suddenly came alive with the clarity of how those words sounded on paper. I had been liberated for communications. I decided there was nothing more wonderful than writing. It was easier to write than carefully modulate my speech for correct pronunciation, and it was easier to read than patiently follow the movements of people’s lips to learn what they were saying. It was during that dawning time period, while I slowly made the connection that there weren’t that many other people who heard the way I did, halfway between sound and music, half in deafness, that I began to understand that the tune I was following wasn’t quite the same as that of my classmates. I was just a little different. General education taught me not only was I just a little isolated from my classmates, my home was just a little isolated from the outside world. I was born in Alaska, making me part of one of the smallest, quietest minorities on earth. I decided I could live with this. What I couldn’t live with was discovering a few years later, in the opening up of the pipeline, which coincided with my first year of junior college, that there were entire communities of people; more than I could possibly imagine; living impossibly one on top of another in vast cities. It wasn’t even the magnitude of this vision that inspired me so much as the visitors who came from these populous regions and seemed to possess a knowledge so great and secretive I could never learn it in any book. I became at once, very conscious of how rural I was and how little I knew beyond the scope of my environment. I decided it was time to travel. The rest is history; or at least, the content of my stories. I traveled... often to college campuses, dropping in and out of school until one fine day by chance I’d fashioned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology. I’ve worked a couple of newspapers, had a few poems and stories tossed around in various small presses, never receiving a great deal of money, which I’m assured is the norm for a writer. I spent ten years in Mexico, watching the peso crash. There is some obscure reason why I did this, tightening up my belt and facing hunger, but I believe at the time I said it was for love. Here I am, back home, in my beloved Alaska. I’ve learned somewhat of a worldly viewpoint; at least I like to flatter myself that way. I’ve also learned my rural roots aren’t so bad after all. I work in a small, country store. Every day I greet the same group of local customers, but make no mistake. My store isn’t a scene out of Andy Griffith. The people who enter the establishment, which also includes showers, laundry and movie rentals, are miners, oil workers, truck drivers, construction engineers, dog sled racers and carpenters. Sometimes, on the liquor side, the conversations became adult only in vocabulary. It’s a good thing, on the opposite side of the store is a candy aisle filled with the most astonishing collection, it will keep a kid occupied with just wishing for hours. If you tell your kids they can have just one, you have an instant baby sitter; better than television; as they agonize over their choice while you catch up on the gossip with your neighbor. We also receive a lot of tourists, a lot of foreign visitors. They are usually amazed at this first sign of Alaskan rural life style beyond the insulating hub of the Anchorage bowl. Many of them like to hang around and chat. They gawk at our thieves wanted posters. They laugh at our jokes and camaraderie with our customers. I’ve learned another lesson while working there. You don’t have to go out and find the world. If you wait long enough, it comes to you.

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5 Comments on “The Underground Revolution”

  1. 5 Water Quality ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 7 Waste Water Management …………………………………………………………………………………………..

  2. The last i heard, Vanderweerd was living among a group of Yu’Pik villagers who feel that instead of Alaska wasting its money on a bridge to nowhere, it should build one to Russia. The essential idea is to create a land bridge so the walrus can continue to migrate once the sea ice is gone, but it’s suspected that the villagers just want to go to Siberia to play poker.

  3. Thanks for that coverage, Beverly. I hadn’t read about this yet so I Googled Vanderweerd and was surprised to read what was going on with him internationally. It’s a sorry state of affairs.

  4. Those interested in water preservation can follow Vanderweerd on Twitter for rally and action updates. He is however kind of tricky to find. We suggest you follow us @Subversify where you can pick up his trail.

  5. Here’s a news update: Interpol police have concentrated their search around Alberta Canada, where he is said to have given out the blueprints for an advanced desalination and purification plant for recycling the water leach from the tar sands. However, underground sources say he is currently in Greenland, helping with the construction of the world’s largest water recapturing plant. The cost of the plant is enormous; nearly two billion dollars; but investors believe they’ll see profit margins within five years of construction.

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