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The only war that really matters right now!

4 May

The only war that really matters right now!
2018 May 4th 

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going nuclear, the psychotic factions of the 0.1% driving to the end

I will describe the geopolitical baseline, with which I evaluate events on the world stage.

1. Since the late 1980s, a single dominant nation-state has ‘ostensibly‘ been ‘running the show’, including overwhelming alignment/domination of certain ‘spheres of interest‘, and using spheres of interest agency, along with their own, to further establish their, what is effectively, protection racket.

2. At the time of the emergence of the dominant nation-state, as the principle nation-state actor, said nation-state had a well-developed economy, diverse and educated population base, and provided stable security to its citizens in: food, shelter, protection from unfair assail, internal and external, health and education, infrastructure to enable advanced economic activities.

3. But the dominant nation-state had been shifting the concentration of its efforts on a different economic paradigm, skimming; skimming from every transaction of the planet, all (for the most part) denominated in it’s fiat currency! Thus, on many, many different levels, mechanisms were refined, established, and optimized on a continual-improvement basis, to skim better, more, and with less accountability (more stealth). All that was required to keep this rainmaker going was continued adherence of the nations of the world, to the dominant nation’s/collective/hegemon’s system of finance, in which, they skim; so to accomplish this, they devoted extreme amounts to military, and military technology/capability development, and enforced, mostly by bullying, this adherence.

4. Of course to maintain the burn rate on the military and military technology development spending, resource were ‘necessarily (some would say ‘systemically‘) diverted from such things as: “…food, shelter, protection from unfair assail, internal…“, “…health and education, infrastructure to enable advanced economic activities.“, thereby degrading standards of living almost universally, except for the extremely wealthy, who, as it would turn out, were much, much, much better off!?!

5. But something went wrong, or did it? The returns on investment into the military and military technology development seems to have lagged. As the acceleration of the social schism/economic polarization progressed, the extreme minority group became less and less tethered to any meaningful connections to life on the planet, and the rest of the people became less and less empowered to be able to do anything about it.

6. The skill and capability for skimming out-stripped and undermined all other capability, like a neurosis, it became an obsession, in and of itself, (along with one or more agendas among the competing factions of this rarefied segment of society); so all that money, redirected from services that governments are supposed to provide to societies, to military and military technology development, got skimmed!

Update 2018.05.06: please see Saker article 2018.05.05 “Military and non-miltary escalation into nuclear war.“, and excellent comments, in which R. Lesnoix details systemic corruption in U.S. military and MIC.

7. Of course, all this skimming activity, at the fattest point of the system, greatly reinforced the accelerating polarization of society, mostly by multiplying the concentration of wealth to factions comprising a minute minority, and furthering their disassociation from humanity and empathy to life, in general.

8. One can see, in retrospect, that one or more faction likely came into the struggle with a dedicated negative sum gain gaming approach. Since it will out-compete other models, this has certainly become the norm, so while they concentrate truly incomprehensible amounts of wealth and/or power, the overall capability of the society to create surplus wealth/power for skimming is diminishing, potentially now at a logarithmic rate.

9. The distraction and neurosis of the motive membership in the elite wealth/power-hording factions, already detached from reality and obsessive/compulsive to it’s very core, is being greatly exacerbated by the inevitable weaknesses being exposed, as the ramped-up sociopathic bullying behaviours of the empire alienates besieged and/or less/alternatively controlled societies, who as a direct result of the empire’s bullying bahaviours, have been forced to increase their capacities and develop alternative infrastructures to circumvent the empire’s sociopathic controlling for the purposes of skimming, and to quell the associated neurotic anxiety caused by anything less than 100% control of everything!

10. The obsessive-compulsive drive for control-of-everything-that-can-be controlled, to compensate for the the empire’s external control faltering, is causing a steep clampdown on dissent and fact-based information getting to the people, thereby enlarging a perception gap between citizens living under the empire’s control, and those living out of the direct controlling influences of the empire. [standard warmongering activity – nothing new there, only the means of effecting this perceptual schism.]

It is this baseline that provides the context for day-to-day, and year-to-year events, including a question posed by Pepe Escobar at the Vineyard of the Saker cross-posted with the Asia Times by special agreement with the author:

Eurasia torn between war and peace

Eurasia, holdouts from the obsessive hegemonic drives of the quorum of 0.1% factions, together, effectively The Empire executive, having benefited greatly from the obsessive power-mongering of the the Empire executive, to enable a startling development of the own infrastructures, China, and flippant detachment from reality, greatly reducing ability to assess reality and make structural adjustments, Russia, along with Iran, controlling a preponderance of the emerging primary petro-chemical energy source, natural gas, has no other option but to join the emerging Eurasian group, in building.

At it’s very fundamental essence, this comes down to two diametrically antagonistic ideologies, building and destroying.

The problem, for us, the inhabitants of planet Earth, is that it is much easier to destroy, than to build.
The real issue is the sick cancer of the reality-detached psychopaths within the elite power-mongering factions of the 0.1%.
The war between the elite power-mongering factions of the 0.1% and humanity is the real war, and the war on which the fate of humanity and likely the biosphere will depend.

This is a war which has been underway for some time, by one of the sides, and to which the other side must acknowledge and engage, if the planet is to be saved!


 

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Symptoms of the pending fall of empire

9 May

Strong empires attacked from the outside may withstand, but those that are rotten within will fall, one way or another.

2017 May 9th
Symptoms of the pending fall of empire

 

I transcribed the list below from a small portion of the interview 1st/of 2 by Bonnie Faulkner of “Guns and Butter”, which I link via the Saker site.  At minute 31, geopolitical conditions/attributes of The Soviet Union, before its fall, are compared to the same for the (USA-championed) empire today (2017 May 9th).

The listed conditions include:

  1. bloated military budget – resulting in a paradoxically ineffective military
  2. huge, but ineffective intelligence community
  3. crumbling public infrastructure
  4. world record of per capita ratio of incarcerated people
  5. a propaganda machine
  6. internal dissident movements
  7. systematic use of violence against citizens
  8. tensions between the central authority and the regional administrations (in USA, the individual states)
  9. an industry that exports energy and weapons
  10. a population that is fearful of being spied on
  11. people who disagree with the public policies of the regime are defamed as ‘traitors’ and/or ‘spies’
  12. paranoia of external enemies
  13. over reach over the entire planet
  14. an awareness that the entire planet hates you
  15. a subservient press corps of prostitutes who never dare to ask the real questions
  16. a sky high rate of substance abuse
  17. a young generations which believes in nothing at all
  18. a educational system in free-fall (the Soviet system at the time of the dissolution of the Soviet Union was better than the current existing US educational system, and this is prior to the planned dissembling of the Trump administration)
  19. a disgust with politicians and politics in general
  20. massive prevailing amount of corruption at all levels of power

They continue; Bonnie reads a quote from a 2014 writing by the Saker. “The truth is the most powerful empire-buster ever invented. It brought down the USSR, and it will bring down the [empire] too; it is just a matter of time now.

Commenting on the French presidential election results, Ramin Mazaheri writes in his article, Macron wins – the 24% who voted for him rejoice, the rest sigh:
…My point is: Western society, and not just France, is fractured in a terrible, horrible way. The lack of unity – even if only perceived – is staggering for a region of the world enjoying such enormous relative prosperity. There is, clearly, a problem in their culture.

Cuba doesn’t have this problem. Nor China. Iran – once you get out of rich North Tehran – will almost certainly have a higher voter participation rate in their elections this month than France, and France’s is still among the highest in the West. …

I invite everyone, who is sick under the empire, wherever you are, Canada, U.S.A., western Europe, UK, and Anzac, in particular, to start organizing a resistence.

To start with, contact your ‘democratically’ elected representatives and respectfully tell them what you think of preparations for war.

Pondering a nuclear winter…

7 Apr

Pondering the nuclear winter, after the first truly sociopathic action that the new POTUS has taken.

2017 April 7th

Climat change, and now this, a provokation for WWIII

Well, not to say that I’ve been an apologist, but finally, I have my first substantial criticism of the new president of the USA, this unprovoked attack on territorial Syria is an act of war, potentially initiating WWIII!
They’ve been working on him, and I thought, at the very least, that he’d of had the balls to stand up to them, and keep sane, and avoid increasing the threat of global war, likely nuclear.
It’s as bad as that!

It turned out, all they had to do was keep him well fluffed.

And the western, so-called ‘democratic industrialized nations’ media/propaganda industry cheers on from the sidelines, repeating “FAKE NEWS” over and over and over again, and again.
Scary in and of itself.
Here is a quote from the (completed aligned to neo-liberal agenda) CBC, article ANALYSIS Missile attack on Syria might be ‘win-win’ for embattled Trump.    The second and third paragraphs read:

For now, Mideast and security experts say, it appears the tactical retaliatory strike against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad — the first direct American military assault on Assad since the civil war began in 2011 — was a one-time attack, ordered a day after Assad unleashed a suspected sarin gas attack that killed an estimated 80 people and was denounced as a war crime by human rights groups.

But even in the fog of war, it could be a clarifying moment for Trump, a president who has over the course of the last two days reversed the non-interventionist doctrine that has been a hallmark of his foreign policy position since his campaign for president.

 

I submitted a comment to the CBC web site for this article, which they likely will NOT publish:

Every sane person must do everything they can to advocate for a de-escalation of war!

If the opposite situation were to occur, it would be called “WAR”!
What if: Russia launched 50 cruise missiles on any of, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, or Israel?
It would start a world war!
This act by the USA is the same thing, from the other side of the mirror.

I’ve hung in there, tough, saying stuff like, “he couldn’t be as bad as Hillary”, and, “just about every man I know has spoken like that”, but initiating war, quite possibly WWIII, is the reason I thought he couldn’t be as bad as Hillary.

Sarin gas:
There was absolutely no need, nor purpose for Syria/Russia to use chemical weapons in Syria; the Syrian regime was inspected all over, ridiculously violating their sovereignty, and confirmed to be WITHOUT chemical/biological weapons!
But western-backed agents, some extreme, were in fact trained in the production, transport and usage of these weapons.
The most likely scenario was the Syrian air force hit a stockpile of rebel-held weapons/components.

The media is complicit:
The story is reported with the same unprofessional, inadequate verification of the sources, the entire chemical weapons attack attribution to the Syrian regime is devoid of supporting evidence, and critically, almost criminal in its absence of analyzing potential other motivators behind the slaughter.
Who is benefitting from this?
The tenor of the story is almost gleeful.
It’s sickening.

People WAKE UP! This is as serious as it gets!

This is a prelude to war!

 

The following are comments I’ve made, at the CBC, starting with the story about ‘somebody’ using the ‘Stingray’ cell phone signal capture devises in Ottawa, the first one was ‘disabled’ by the moderator at the CBC, but for some reason the second, with comments at the top made it through, then the FAKE NEWS Syria/Russia use of chemical weapons.

2017 04 04  “Surveillance devices spying on cellphones detected in the nation’s capital
You are a corrupt propaganda agency.

Under what clause in the submission guidelines does this comment get flagged and disabled?

“Interesting, particularly the length and depth of the article, rare, made a front page, primary headline placement on the web site at high volume time slot.
If this article follows an already established pattern, we can expect subsequent articles:
1. follow up story, including more detail of the current ‘out group’ nations’ activities in these types of espionage and other.
2. an interconnection to another thread, either to start, or already going, implicating the ‘out group’ nations involvement in one or more morally defaming activities, sponsored, of course, either implicitly or otherwise, by the government of the ‘out group’ nation(s); the fraudulently interconnected ‘facts’ will then be used (conflagrated) as conclusive evidence for a planned attack, of some sort, upon the righteous functioning of our society.
3. a series of articles describing the out nations war preparation activities and on-going aggressive and deplorable actions.

The elite class is ‘creating’ a war to cover the tracks of their massive theft and fraud of the 99%, and all of the corrupt ‘fixes’ in place giving them a free ride, and the infrastructure which supports their ongoing, ever increasing consolidation of power.

Say ‘no’ to war; it is not a good thing for the most of us.”  

2017 04 06  ” ‘Beyond a red line’: Syria attack tests Trump’s changing foreign-policy attitude

We are witnessing a bold example of “FAKE NEWS” right here and now!

There is no evidence, and absolutely no reasonable explanation or logic behind why either Syria or Russia would use any chemical/biological weapons at this stage of the colonial war that has been waged on Syria by ‘the West’ and its regional allies.
The referenced ‘human rights’ watch is a middle-aged man somewhere in the UK, no where near Syria!
The establishment/top tenth of the 1% wealthiest, are driving public opinion towards war with Russia, in order to cover their tracks of all of the theft that they have been reaping for the past twenty years, now accelerating at an obsene and impossible to hide rate.
The so-called ‘White Helmuts’ and a HIGH PARTISAN group supporting anybody agaist Assad, including radical fringe religious groups, like ISIS!

Don’t be fooled. War will be disasterous, except for them; they’ll get off scot-free, with all of the stolen wealth, and the tracks will be well hidden.

Please write you MP and tell them that you want de-escalation and some kind of meaningful audit of the major media outlets.

This media-coup has already been used, Venezuela, Ukraine, the USA, and now in the ‘Western’ countries to initiate a war with Russia and/or China.”