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September 22, 2021

Open Thread 2021-73

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Smith "UNGOS"

Unlcos is something the americans have not signed up to but use as a tool. They can put up their kangaroo courts but the actual UN literature has quite a bit on historical claims. Both China and Vietnam have historical claims. At the moment Vietnam have occupied reefs and islands stretching right across to Philippine waters - over 40. China was last in, grabbing the few remaining reefs.

Posted by: Peter AU1 | Sep 23 2021 5:15 utc | 101

The Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia also stand by theUNCLOS and the PCA verdict.

Posted by: Antonym | Sep 23 2021 5:16 utc | 102

@ Peter AU1

My advice to China is don't become another USA, follow UNCLOS.

Posted by: Smith | Sep 23 2021 5:17 utc | 103

Smith
How about the OPCW? Should Syria follow their findings? So many of the un bodies have been corrupted by the anglosphere.
It was US and not countries that bordered on the scs that set up that court. Do you really think US does that shit just out of the goodness of its heart?
Perfidious albion.. divide and conquer...

Posted by: Peter AU1 | Sep 23 2021 5:25 utc | 104

@ Peter AU1

Nice whataboutism, but no, there's nothing hurting to follow UNCLOS in this case.

China should have peace and prosperity with its neighbors, and follow win-win diplomacy. The longer China drags its feet on this, the worse it would be for China and prolong the attempt of US's divide and conquer attempt.

Posted by: Smith | Sep 23 2021 5:29 utc | 105

Dr. Peter McCullough, and the mandates.

At the risk of grinding too fine...the video posted by blues @38 and remarked on by me @68 is an interview by a local Dallas organization with local doctor (and world-class Covid expert) Dr. Peter McCullough. I watched the version posted here and looked for the original source.

It's on all the video channels, including YouTube, amazingly:

Vaccine Policy and Your Business - OffBeat Business TV [September 13, 2021]

Host Susan Hamilton continues her discussion with Peter A. McCullough, M.D., Professor of Medicine at Texas A & M Baylor Campus, to include an educated perspective on Vaccine Policy for local business.

The World Health Organization advises against testing non-symptomatic people. Dr. McCullough discusses the plexiglass partitions, mask protocols, social distancing, and vaccine consent everyone is talking about now.

Living as I do along the Dallas-San Antonio corridor, I found this to be a burst of local human sanity in a country maddened by pharmaceutical corruption. It's a presentation from a local independent business media organization for the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area.

The shortened version presented in the original link from blues is about 27 minutes, and the original I'm posting here for the record is about 38 minutes, the full feature. It goes on to discuss kids and the pandemic. Well worth watching and downloading the full clip.

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I didn't post it just for the record but also to show what normal life is like for many people in the US right now. There is a huge body of what I earlier called the silent fellow travelers who are enormously grateful to get advice from their doctor about the pandemic and have it be real, and honest. There are other doctors like McCullough, but they don't have the standing to broadcast and survive the punishment.

This virus shouldn't have to be about medicine, for most of us, it should only be about public policy. But many of us have had to learn some of the medicine just to parse the public policy for the utter shit that it is.

Now, the public policy must evolve from the tension between those who believe what the corrupt liars have said and those who believe what the honest doctors have said.

The consensus, I think, is beginning to become clear as to the difference between the two sources of information. And the fight has not yet started in the mass public, not overtly, not for keeps, not yet.

Posted by: Grieved | Sep 23 2021 5:31 utc | 106

RE: ReconFire | Sep 22 2021 23:47 utc | 49

David E. Martin is legit. Listen to his interview with James Kunstler, KunstlerCast 347 — Chatting with David E. Martin About Covid-19, Vaccinations, and Other Mass Casualty Events

For the best scientific analysis of the mRNA "vaccines", go to the Doctors for Covid Ethics blog, see The Dangers of Booster Shots and COVID-19 ‘Vaccines’: Boosting Blood Clots and Leaky Vessels.
Also, check out Dr. Peter McCullough lecture on the state of COVID treatment.

According to the VAERS data, there have been more than 7,000 deaths in the US caused by the vaccine and more than 40,000 serious injuries or illnesses. The mRNA causes the COVID spike protein to be produced in the ribosomes and then is carried to the surface of the cell membrane, where it is identified by your immune system as a viral pathogen and attacked by killer T cells and antibodies that activate the complement cascade, which combine to kill the infected cell(s).

The spike protein is a toxin that causes micro blood clots to form, especially when the mRNA finds its way into endothelial cells that line the vascular tissues. The spike protein can be cleaved and migrate to any port of the body, it can cross the blood-brain barrier, too, and produce blood clots there that trigger constant headaches and confusion. The mRNA can make its way into the heart and infect the myocardial tissues, leading to myocarditis and congestive heart failurre and heart attacks. The mRNA can affect the nervous system and causes neuropathies and Guillain-Barré syndrome. The list goes on and on.

The nanolipid particles used to coat the mRNA are also toxic and they accumulate in the ovaries and testes. There are no long-term studies on how this will affect human fertility. We have no idea what the long-term effects on human health will bee from this gene therapy disguised as a vaccine.

Posted by: Perimetr | Sep 23 2021 5:37 utc | 107

Grieved

The smoke and mirrors around covid. Partly big pharma, partly or over-ridingly bio warfare.

Posted by: Peter AU1 | Sep 23 2021 5:37 utc | 108

Max @ 3. Your trending here. Lol.
I spent many months talking to myself on Twitter and the intercept. Although I was mainly talking to my simulated bot and its handler.
I was practicing various writing and rhetorical styles, trolling, comedy, and a myriad of obsfuscated technical questions.
Like myself, you employ a templated style that has drawn attention. Peace.

To the matter at hand.
"Similarly, what is a better way to refer to the global empire? Financial Empire, Global Private Empire, Global Financial Empire.... ? "

Terms are important in science and ideology. A few years back I settled on geofascim as the successor to neoliberalism and neoconservatism. Globalization describes markets.

Anyways what's interesting, similar here and a recurrent joke is you can't be one thing.

You can't be a libertarian. That borders on meaningless. You could be a right wing libertarian demanding the freedom to eat his children. Who knows really.

You have to add an adjective. It's a project requirement, there's I can do about it. Only a Nazi would shoot the messenger. It's not my fault.

Anyways if it's 3 or more words you start using compound words. For example, scumbag judeofascist. Get it?

That keeps your message short and memorable. Branding benefits from crisp messaging... I am parodying/satiring myself.

Posted by: David G Horsman | Sep 23 2021 5:37 utc | 109

Smith

No whataboutery, just what is. You are very susceptible to perfidious albion and divide and conquer. China and Vietnam have a lot in common. In some areas like trade they are very close. I hope the differences they have can be sorted out on mutually agreeable terms.

Posted by: Peter AU1 | Sep 23 2021 5:42 utc | 110

Posted by: circumspect | Sep 23 2021 3:52 utc | 79

Favipiravir was the drug administered to me with antibiotics for five days here in Turkey when I was diagnosed with covid in the spring. I recovered from what I believe was a mild infection having only a dry cough and tiredness.

Posted by: Blue Dotterel | Sep 23 2021 5:46 utc | 111

@ Peter AU1

Friends don't fight over land or sea,mr. Pete. ASEAN knows where its interests lie, so thank you bit spare me the whataboutism.

Either ways, the ball is on China's court, it can have ASEAN as respected friend, or not.

Posted by: Smith | Sep 23 2021 5:57 utc | 112

Peter AU1

You are very susceptible to the Middle Kingdom and deceive and conquer. Russia & Korea also have a lot in common with China but like Vietnam they once had borders wars with the PRC.

Posted by: Antonk2 | Sep 23 2021 5:59 utc | 113

karlof1 "but a system of consultation prevalent at all tiers of society, from the realm of the family to the state."

That I believe is the original human social structure. I saw it in the Aboriginal people I spent time with and from what I read looks to be present in China's social/governance structure.

Posted by: Peter AU1 | Sep 22 2021 21:56 utc | 34

Well, it's a mixed bag. Often that is true but it's a spectrum. I need to be more clear about humans.

Internally we a spectrum of rule by "isms". But externally, ie FP, (often violent) xenophobia is the general rule. Yet there are important exceptions there too.

Historically the dominant factor was the health and fitness of the members of a people. That is, ominously, largely determined by climate and a healthy biosphere.

For example, 3 days of empty food stores and you get a lot of riots. You all know about wars of expansion and genocide.

Posted by: David G Horsman | Sep 23 2021 6:01 utc | 114

Smith "mr. Pete."

Whitey for you. Address me by my correct title.
Using a name like smith comes across as though you are ashamed of your heritage. Vietnam and Vietnamese people have a lot to be proud of.

Posted by: Peter AU1 | Sep 23 2021 6:04 utc | 115

@ Peter AU1

OK, whitey.

Posted by: Smith | Sep 23 2021 6:08 utc | 116


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Posted by: simon crow | Sep 23 2021 6:09 utc | 117

Smith | Sep 23 2021 6:08 utc | 115
It would be good to have a beer with you, though you would probably cut my throat with your left hand while holding a beer in your right.

Posted by: Peter AU1 | Sep 23 2021 6:15 utc | 118

@ Peter AU1

Nah, whitey, I'd probably have some rice wine with you, and lead you back home and accidentally let you fall into one of ye olde bamboo-filled-with-feces trap and let gravity do the rest.

You catch my drift.

Posted by: Smith | Sep 23 2021 6:24 utc | 119


Posted by: Jen | Sep 23 2021 1:32 utc | 59


"So, um, what was all the fighting in Galwan River Valley in June last year, that resulted in 20 Indian soldiers dead (mostly from falling into the river itself or from exposure to sub-zero temperatures), about then?"

It was the Empire's fifth column in India which provided this provocation to keep the Chinese distracted and compelling them to move resources to this front.

China didn't take the bait. Remains to be seen which side India will choose. After what the US did to the Afghan government Indians seem a bit wary but there is still a lot of support among the Indian elites to join the US camp.

Posted by: jiri | Sep 23 2021 6:25 utc | 120

Smith
I caught your drift long ago. Us whites don't like nasty stakes and things. Many of us whities in oz don't think much of yanks yet vietnam the yanks bombed the fuck out of it and now they want to use US against china...?

Posted by: Peter AU1 | Sep 23 2021 6:34 utc | 121

@ Jiri
So PR China can make any number of roads on the Himalayan territory they claim, but others like India can't do the same in response?

India will choose a side that doesn't attack or threaten it, simple.

As we are trying to move from a unipolar (US) world, could we skip a bipolar world (with PR China added) and go straight into a multipolar world? EU, Japan are you listening?

Posted by: Antonym | Sep 23 2021 6:38 utc | 122

@ Peter AU1

I don't remember Vietnam trying to use US against China? Quite an accusation there.

Posted by: Smith | Sep 23 2021 6:47 utc | 123

Smith
Perhaps as any small power should, Vietnam plays the field. But what happens if the US wins? As far as I can see that would mean total anglo dominance

Posted by: Peter AU1 | Sep 23 2021 6:57 utc | 124

@ Peter AU1

Nah, we don't side with any great powers. We stick with ASEAN.
If you want to fight, fight. Don't involve us.

Posted by: Smith | Sep 23 2021 6:59 utc | 125

Smith
I hope that happens in the real world.

Posted by: Peter AU1 | Sep 23 2021 7:05 utc | 126

Smith
Something to keep in mind is that anglo/perfidious albion domination also includes domination of the anglo peasants.

Posted by: Peter AU1 | Sep 23 2021 7:26 utc | 127

@ Peter AU1

What a weird fella. Australia is getting US nuclear subs and base and he's worried about Vietnam getting close to the US.
Well, keep your own whiteys, can't you?

Posted by: Smith | Sep 23 2021 7:31 utc | 128

: Smith
Its a weird world. Due to whitey 'goodness' I guess I would be called a racist if I addressed you as gook.
Whitey doesn't bother me much. Be proud of your country smith. This is a shit world.

Posted by: Peter AU1 | Sep 23 2021 7:48 utc | 129

Baguette Stabbing
(French Baguette class attack sub with assorted Ginsu stabbing knives and Michelin class tender)

"You know the morons in the French government want to blame the loss of their contract on Orange Man Bad. Sorry, OMB didn't do this to them. The Ooooooowners did. And as we all know, the Ooooooowners, wanted nothing to do with Trump. They waited for Resident Demento to occupy the White House before they began their Baguette stabbing. The French were eager for a Demented Regime change. Now they can eat it."

Posted by: Scotch Bingeington | Sep 23 2021 8:29 utc | 130

Just wanted to congratulate most everyone(minus some of the usual culprits) in this thread for brevity and concision. Anyone else notice how effectively the rhythm flows, the narrative streams, when all of that redundant dreck is omitted?

Keep it up.

Posted by: john | Sep 23 2021 9:18 utc | 131

Im not gonna wasting time on that shameless anton troll.

For those interested,

they dont call India FUKUS of South Asia for nuthin ,...

Nepal, too far from gawd, too near to the great satan of Asia.
https://www.peoplesreview.com.np/2021/08/11/an-open-letter-to-our-indian-neighbours/

Posted by: denk | Sep 23 2021 10:03 utc | 132

librul @76

Your post piqued my curiosity so I searched on "Darlene Dickens-Jeffers". Apparently an example of the victory of "diversity" over competence, where "diversity" really just means putting incompetent and under-qualified Black people in positions of authority. The drive for diversity in America doesn't include East Asians or Southeast Asians for some odd reason, and mostly skips right over people of Latin American heritage.

On the subject of incompetence, in my web search I stumbled across a page at gettyimages.com featuring a picture of "Darlene Dickens-Jeffers", or her gloved hand anyway. The description offered for the image: "Registered nurse Darlene Dickens-Jeffers holds a vile of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine..."

It is not a viral epidemic that is killing America but rather an epidemic of abject incompetence. Late empire disease.

Posted by: William Gruff | Sep 23 2021 11:22 utc | 133

@ Peter AU1

My whitey friend, you sound like you need a lot less times on the net, and more with your family or hobby.
Anyway, cheers.

Posted by: Smith | Sep 23 2021 11:25 utc | 134

Now this is getting ridiculous:

German Greens Leader Accuses Russia of Exacerbating Gas Crunch

Baerbock, who has long demanded that Germany drop the Nord Stream 2 gas project, told the RND group of newspapers that Russia wants to "increase political pressure to speed up the approval process for Nord Stream 2 and put the pipeline into operation".

She said that the German government should send a message to Moscow that "Russia must stick to its promises and supply enough gas through the existing pipelines like it used to".

A while ago she said the NS-2 should be put down because it would give Russia too much power over Europe, period.

Now, she's saying the NS-2 should be cancelled/put on hold because Russia should distribute gas to Europe through its old pipelines instead of the newer, cheaper one (NS-2). This argument doesn't make any sense: the NS-2 will ease the pressure on the prices of gas in Europe, not rise it, using the old pipelines will keep the pressure on the prices; if she's proposing a solution to this "gas crunch", then she should promote the polar opposite: that the NS-2 should be put to use as fast as possible.

Her new argument is identical to the official position of the USA on this issue.

If the German people doesn't consider this Annalena Baerbock an American agent, I don't know what should.

Posted by: vk | Sep 23 2021 11:40 utc | 135

@ Posted by: Antonym | Sep 23 2021 6:38 utc | 122

They can. They just don't have the money and resources to do so, so, instead of doing that, they blame China's roads as being "military build up" and even "border violations".

Posted by: vk | Sep 23 2021 11:42 utc | 136

West's ulterior motives hyping China's Maritime Traffic Safety Law: https://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202109/23/WS614be452a310cdd39bc6aee2.html

PR China's home made new "territorial waters" law now reaches past 1000 km from their nearest coast line.
It also created or leased whole ports like Colombo port city + Hambantota in Sri Lanka, Gwadar in Pakistan, Kyaukphyu in Myanmar, the PLA's base in Djibouti or Darwin's 99 lease in Australia.

Should an India or SE Asia be happy about these? Did India support Taiwan, Hong Kong or built/ leased (air)ports in the South China sea? PR China supports Pakistan to the hilt, even gave them the atomic bomb design plus 50 kg uranium in 1982 https://www.financialexpress.com/india-news/china-gifted-50-kilogram-of-uranium-to-help-pakistan-make-nuclear-bomb-against-india-know-about-the-dreaded-chapter-of-history/800966/

Posted by: Antonym | Sep 23 2021 12:04 utc | 137

do you reckon this man is telling the truth - or making it up.
“FUNERAL DIRECTOR JOHN O’LOONEY INTERVIEWED BY MAX IGAN”
https://www.bitchute.com/video/9D5wVbHqX7Uf/
Tony
Posted by: Tony_0pmoc | Sep 22 2021 20:46 utc | 28

Tony, yes I think he is 100% sincere. I used to have 2 friends who were funeral directors, so I know something about the breed, and I would stake my reputation on him being a genuine funeral director. If he is a genuine funeral director, he could only stand to lose gigantically on multiple fronts if what he was saying were not true. It is a shame he is looking at the computer screen instead of the camera (instinctively, no doubt), but his body language is all 100% sincerity.

Here">https://www.bitchute.com/video/9D5wVbHqX7Uf/">Here is a link to download the video (it is the same video!) Do download it and keep it on your hard disk, I'm sure it will be deleted soon.

Posted by: BM | Sep 23 2021 12:13 utc | 138

@Posted by: circumspect | Sep 23 2021 4:39 utc | 92

No, it wasn't Trump himself that made George W Bush an icon to "the left".

It was the insanity of mimicry.

The DNC trashed Democracy (irony noted) by chocking and hanging Bernie Sanders in the rigging.
Though some Bernie supporters sued the DNC, the majority of Democrats, (Bernie supporters too)
ignored the fact that Democratic voters had taken it up the wazoo from the totalitarian and corrupt DNC and
just followed the herd voting the party line. WWIII Hillary Clinton!!?!!, Joe Biden !?!

Mimics, no different than a religion.

The CIA! Democrats at one time knew that this mafia was the height(depth?) of filth.
And then there is the FBI. p u.
Democrats once idolized Martin Luther King and Daniel Ellsberg and JFK
all chewed up by the CIA and FBI.

Democrats knew what the CIA/FBI are. Their dirty tricks, corruption
illegal activities, that treat the Constitution like a doormat.
Democrats were once fully -- **Fully** -- conscious of what these agencies are.
But during Russiagate Democrats gleefully allied themselves with the security state
and lapped up all the news projectiles vomited forth by the MSM. Mimics!

During Ukraingate the Deep State came out of the cold and testified publicly in full arrogant mode,
loudly and proudly. The Deep State (which we now know calls itself "The Interagency").

The mimicking Democratic voters support the Deep State!

The CIA, FBI, the Deep State and now George W Bush,
the insane mimicry of the Democrats has no limits.

Posted by: librul | Sep 23 2021 12:18 utc | 139

Here ...
Posted by: BM | Sep 23 2021 12:13 utc | 137

Oops! The download link got screwed by a special character (probably the #url). But anyway if you copy the bitchute link and then click on the "Here" link you'll get to the download page, and you can paste the bitchute link in the box to download the video.

It is an important video to watch and to keep archived.

Posted by: BM | Sep 23 2021 12:21 utc | 140

@ Posted by: Antonym | Sep 23 2021 12:04 utc | 136

China didn't create any "law" expanding territorial waters by some 1,000km. The SCS has many islands, shoals and islets, all of which China claims as its territory. It is the acquisition of that territory that expands China's territorial waters, not the change of any kind of domestic law.

The article you linked mentions the change of the law regarding the radius for reporting to the Chinese coastal authorities, not to territorial waters.

Posted by: vk | Sep 23 2021 12:23 utc | 141

Latin America-- CELAC
The Saker has a short post on CELAC with links and quotes from Pepe Escobar (native of Brazil) and Xi.
https://thesaker.is/celac-the-community-of-latin-american-and-the-caribbean-states/
I commented a few days ago about how the continued actions of resistance countries are reshaping the western hemisphere and the importance of CELAC as a vehicle which parallels Eurasia's BRI/SCO networks.
Here's the Saker: "Pepe Escobar weighed in on this occasion with a tweet saying: 'Pay VERY close attention.Xi is inviting 33 LATIN AMERICAN NATIONS to be part of the Eurasia-Africa-Americas New Silk Roads.'"
China Daily has a longer article on CELAC, including Xi's video speech. Note the caption below the photo: "At the invitation of Mexico, the rotating presidency of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a video speech to the 6th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the CELAC." The key part of the phrase "...at the invitation of Mexico..." that means Mexico's president AMLO as well as Marcelo Ebrard. They are doing heavy lifting in Mexico AND taking risky, courageous action in the hemisphere as they organize and support resistance countries. BRI/SCO is in the Americas and the people who are linking up with China are very capable and also very aware of the Empire in THEIR back yard. This is big, people.
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202109/19/WS61466b87a310cdd39bc6a47d.html

Posted by: migueljose | Sep 23 2021 12:26 utc | 142

@134vk

there is a litle part of the population who is aware that the greens are American subs...

but the biggest part sees them just as a genuine (not necessarily good)
party

Posted by: Kartoschka | Sep 23 2021 12:33 utc | 143

Interesting conversations about power and prerogatives and law etc.
John Cleary and others, any interpretations about what went on here -

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/thanks-maam-for-a-grouse-visit/S2UPDKNZI7DMVPSYUJ37XCOXHM/

and then several days later

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/john-keys-scathing-attack-on-un-failings/6SSYCNQBF6TKAVMQ743Y3YPK7Q/

Key ended up succumbing to the "Assad must go!" curse, mysteriously resigning as prime minister about 8 months before an election (2017) that he might have retained power with. He got a knighthood, though.

Posted by: tucenz | Sep 23 2021 12:44 utc | 144

@ Posted by: Kartoschka | Sep 23 2021 12:33 utc | 142

I'm specifically talking about Annalena Baerbock, not the German Green Party. I don't know about the state-of-the art of the GGP executive board/committeee (I don't know how the capitalist parties call their politburos, if they have a name) right now, if someone here knows, please tell us. But I guess the Greens, all over the world, are already completely degenerated.

The Green Movement/Party is a genuine political ideology that was born in Germany in the 1970s. Indeed, it's worth noting that the Greens were the first of the postmodern legions of sector (identitarian) ideologies that would infest the West in the coming decades. Because it was the first, the Greens hold the notable feature among the postmodern ideologies of being organized in political parties - indeed, its original motto was "Green is the new Red".

But, if you read carefully Baerbock's narrative you'll see that she clearly doesn't have an opinion on the NS-2 and the rising gas prices. Her argument doesn't make any sense: she said that, in order for gas prices in Germany to stop rising, the NS-2 should be stopped, the old pipes being put back to use. If you further read down the linked article, you'll see that the German authorities deny Russia is giving less gas to Germany, her information is therefore false: there's no "gas crunch".

The solution to the "gas crunch" would, therefore, be the exactly opposite of what she said: the NS-2 should be put to use as fast as possible.

Either she's dumb as a rock, or she received specific instructions to parrot the USA line. The second option is the most probable because, if you read what she said word by word, you can clearly see her line is identical - not similar, identical - to the official American stance on NS-2, and that she must have improvised, to the sacrifice of logic, the part where gas prices would magically stop rising or drop if Russia went back to using the old pipelines (which go through Ukraine, but that's another subject).

The only rational conclusion to be taken is that Baerbock is instructed to echo the American stance on the NS-2 in Germany, and that the story about the "gas crunch" was an interpolation by her or her advisors in order to barely and very likely hastily adapt it to a German audience (probably because she didn't expect such fast rise in gas prices and its correspondent popular pressure).

Posted by: vk | Sep 23 2021 12:58 utc | 145

"After the Taliban named an interim government that was regarded as quite controversial inside Afghanistan and did not exactly please the nation’s Eurasian neighbors, I asked Dr. Ejaz Akram, Professor of Religion & World Politics at the National Defense University in Islamabad, for a detailed analysis. He sent me an astonishing, unique essay that is a must read for both East and West"
...
"This is the proof of Taliban’s inclusion. Unlike the Bolsheviks, the French revolutionaries, the American revolutionaries, the Saudis, the Iranians and many others who butchered their opponents on their path to power, the Taliban gave general amnesty to all. Who has more mercy in their hearts, the progenitors of the modern republics or the Taliban? We have never seen such a spectacle in recent human history. If this is not inclusion, then what is?"
Posted by: karlof1 | Sep 22 2021 21:42 utc | 32

I would encourage other readers to read the full essay, it is both powerful and important. It is here.

Thanks for that comment, Karl. It was certainly your most powerful comment I have read on MoA, and the most important for an understanding of current geopolitical issues, that I have seen you post, in my opinion of course.

That is excellent advice offered by Prof Akram. It is also reassuring, after doubt created by the RT/Sputnik/Global Times presentations of the first Taliban interim government, and reason for optimism. I agree fully with what he says [with the exception of those last two very grating Saudi/Modi examples he cites at the beginning!].

Posted by: BM | Sep 23 2021 13:36 utc | 146

@Posted by: William Gruff | Sep 23 2021 11:22 utc | 132

Good one.

I did a search for 'vaccine vile' and examples are littered everywhere.

While reviewing examples I would inevitably come across more photos of
improperly administered vaccine jabs.

An example of both in one article:
https://www.ynetnews.com/health_science/article/HJMpKyeLO
(hint: pictures expand if clicked on)

Historians will wonder at the global Freudian slip.

Posted by: librul | Sep 23 2021 13:52 utc | 147

What does people from Australia think about this (and anyone else for that matter):
Police deploy counter-terror squad on construction workers in Melbourne

What caused the authorities in Melbourne to go completely mad?

Posted by: Norwegian | Sep 23 2021 14:23 utc | 148

A Dying Class: The Traditional Middle-Class in Britain 2020

This is a nice example of British Marxism in action, that school which included EP Thompson, Hobsbaum, Christopher Hill, and others. Although specific to Britain, it is relevant to the US as well.

"All classes die eventually, the material reality of society shifts as quantitative changes become qualitative changes. Some classes fade away, others are actively removed by an opposing force, for instance the dismantling of Britain’s industrial proletariat under Margaret Thatcher’s leadership. Thus, changes in society’s class structure and the fortunes of each class provide a valuable insight into the nature of specific historical moments of capitalist society. The British traditional middle-class has elected to “die in silence”."

"I define the traditional middle-class as being predominantly constituted of individuals (and their families) who work in old professions, meaning that most of these professions existed, in some form or other, in the nineteenth century. As a result of this longevity, these professions traditionally offered long-term job security and a high level of renumeration. These professionals have a particular cultural status and respect associated with their title, for instance the trusted position of doctors in society. This cultural status, often associated with a level of intellectual capability and professional qualification(s), is an integral part of this class’ identity. Furthermore, to be a working member of this traditional middle-class, one must be in a profession that has a clear progression to a job which would place someone within the top 10% of earners in the UK (£54,900 per annum for the 2017-18 tax year).4"

He goes on to trace a qualitative leap in the decomposition to the 2008 financial crisis, with a matching ascendancy of the parasitic financial oligarchy we are all familiar with. Here's some of his methodology:

"We can trace the processes of decomposition of the traditional middle-class by examining its changing income, the changing nature of workplace dynamics and relations to capital, the increasing geographic fragmentation currently being experienced by this class, and the deterioration of its cultural institutions. Although none of these criteria themselves define class, they are useful indicators of the relationships that constitute class and its historical fortune. For instance, the deteriorating income of the traditional middle-class is a consequence of the increasing fragmentation and casualisation of labour and the resultant change to their relationship to the processes of production. Furthermore, although income alone does not define a class, it is an important consideration when analysing class because of what it facilitates or prevents a class from doing. With their higher income, the traditional middle-class have previously been able to pay for a level of education, cultural consumption, and a better standard of living compared to most classes."

This has lots of implications for political struggle in Western countries. It used to be a cliche that the 3rd World had too many educated young people without work, leading to their radicalization. We may be experiencing that, it might account for the rebirth of "democratic socialism" in the US.

The other feature of class decomposition is that it provides the material basis for fascism, or at least a chunk of its mass base.

Anyway like much British Marxism, there is a lot of meat in the article. I wish there were more like it.

Posted by: SinFronteras | Sep 23 2021 14:33 utc | 149

@144 vk

She is a mystery to me.
Whatever the greens were, now they are just repeating transatlantic positions.
Ukraine, Sm2, human rights, democracy doctorate. Everything is identical to positions taken by transatlantic "institutes".
She herself has no tangible personality. not even habeck, her management partner, likes her. she is a product of the transatlantic brainwashing and is completely free of competence.
she doesn't seem to understand how the world works and is unaware of this.
she is only there because she is a woman and the Greens in Germany have the rule that a man and a woman always have to lead together. zeitgeist commands that the women has to come first. Habeck would be a far better choice, he is actual a genuine farmers on.
figurehead is maybe the right description for her.

in May I thought that the "liberal media" would write it up with all their might.
That was the case for a short time, but has now turned into the opposite.
especially the powerful Springer press asks unpleasant questions.

Posted by: kartoschka | Sep 23 2021 14:36 utc | 150

*Ss2, democratize promotion

Posted by: kartoschka | Sep 23 2021 14:37 utc | 151

For those who still don't think the POTUS is an emperor:

GOP House Members File Impeachment Articles Against Biden Over 'Clear Violations of His Duties'

Those "duties" (which he allegedly failed) are:

[...] handling of the situation with migrants on the nation's southern border, efforts to extend the federal moratorium on evictions, and the US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.​

If that's not an emperor, I don't know what it is.

Posted by: vk | Sep 23 2021 14:44 utc | 152

I have to add.
the positions she is taken is shared by her voting base.

it's the moral entitled part of the managerial class.

they don't care if food or gas or whatever rise.
they don't feel the pain and see it as "something that has to be done for the good"

Posted by: kartoschka | Sep 23 2021 14:46 utc | 153

Posted by: vk | Sep 23 2021 14:44 utc | 151

If that's not an emperor, I don't know what it is.

When he orders them all to commit suicide, and they all do it, hoping the emperor won't go after their families.

You know perfectly well that impeachment is just one from a selection of fund-raising activities, and there is an election coming for all the marbles, and those congresspersons are going to need lots of money. We shouild expect more, not less, of that sort of thing.

Posted by: Bemildred | Sep 23 2021 14:53 utc | 154

@ Posted by: kartoschka | Sep 23 2021 14:46 utc | 152

Yeah, but that doesn't explain the sophistication in her argument, e.g. her very specific position on the Ukraine (which is also identical to the American position). I very much doubt the average Green voter in Germany is politicized enough to know all the powers and interests involved in the Ukraine to the point they imposed such sophisticated position on Baerbock. More likely she's directly instructed by the CIA or whatever department or NGO the USG designated to control the GGP.

My hypothesis is that Baerbock is literally an US asset. That she may or may not have been a pro-USA/West before rising to power within the GGP is beside the point.

I don't doubt there's a large pro-USA majority in Germany. In fact, it couldn't have been different, as West Germany won the Cold War and gobbled East Germany.

Posted by: vk | Sep 23 2021 15:00 utc | 155

@ Posted by: Bemildred | Sep 23 2021 14:53 utc | 153

But the Roman emperors were usually executed in coups orchestrated by the Senate (during the golden era of the Empire) or by the legions (during the rust era of the Empire) when he lost a war. Biden lost the war in Afghanistan.

Emperors only have the so called "political capital" to order people to commit suicide when the empire is going well and winning wars.

Posted by: vk | Sep 23 2021 15:07 utc | 156

Posted by: vk | Sep 23 2021 15:07 utc | 155

True, you had to stay in the moment back then. But I'm just pointing out what the congresspersons are doing, and that it means very little. "Biden" could well get himself removed before this is all over, but he could subdue his enemies and be the hero of the US renaissance too. History is what the winners want you to think happened. It seems clear the nuclear football is political theater and nothing else. Most other presidential powers seem similarly illusory. It is mainly an acting job, pays pretty well. Look at the string of clowns who have held the job since Raygun. Not a one worth a bucket of warm spit.

Presidents themselves, in practice, seem to be able to do remarkably little to protect themselves, since Kennedy if not before. We've always had a lot of them die in office. Their families are regularly rolled in the mud in the media. It is getting to where nobody who should have the job wants the job.

Posted by: Bemildred | Sep 23 2021 15:20 utc | 157

@ Posted by: Bemildred | Sep 23 2021 15:20 utc | 156

JFK lost the war against Cuba. That's precisely why he was murdered.

Posted by: vk | Sep 23 2021 15:39 utc | 158

Posted by: circumspect | Sep 23 2021 2:36 utc | 63

Your entire comment is misinformation, and totally misrepresents the research paper you link to. You claim it is an "NIH study" and furthermore imply that it is a Pfizer study, but it has nothing to do with either - it is a purely Indian study, and India has used a lot of Ivermectin (with good results). The study itself is interesting, but is totally misrepresented in a fake context in your comment.

Posted by: BM | Sep 23 2021 15:41 utc | 159

Posted by: SinFronteras | Sep 23 2021 14:33 utc | 148

Nice post thanks, I think that has a lot to do with what is happening now, changes long overdue finally starting to happen, with the internet as an accellerant. The hinge of history. Elites that are no longer fit for purpose.

Posted by: Bemildred | Sep 23 2021 15:42 utc | 160

JFK lost the war against Cuba. That's precisely why he was murdered.

Posted by: vk | Sep 23 2021 15:39 utc | 157

Thanks for clearing that up.

Posted by: Bemildred | Sep 23 2021 15:48 utc | 161

From the Global Times:

Evergrande ‘not too big to fail’: Chinese analyst responds to foreign hype - China-bashers lack professionalism in hyping single case

"Evergrande's crisis is not unexpected, as its development has been influenced by hoarding capital and splashing into unrelated businesses, such as bottled water and new-energy vehicles," Cong Yi, a professor at the Tianjin University of Finance and Economics, told the Global Times on Thursday.

Cong said that the market has overreacted to Evergrande's debt problem.

Mr. Cong apparently doesn't know there's a coterie of pseudo-scientists in the West who live and make a career out of a apocalyptic/eschatological theory that China will collapse through a housing market meltdown. And they're very popular.

Posted by: vk | Sep 23 2021 15:50 utc | 162

@vk

"My hypothesis is that Baerbock is literally an US asset. That she may or may not have been a pro-USA/West before rising to power within the GGP is beside the point."

im here completely with you
but I'm not sure if she is a literal "agent" or if she is just "ideologic" compatible and a good vessel.

u are maybe underestimating the level of indoctrination in germany

Posted by: kartoschka | Sep 23 2021 15:56 utc | 163

Random question of the day.

What is the term for the philosophy of political science? Is that it?
Tx William Gruff re ideology the other day. I have a question.

"The evidence that ideologies are taught (or programmed) is obvious. Christian families and communities do not give birth to Muslim or Jewish children and vice versa. It is well-understood that one of the primary functions of education is social reproduction (or social engineering, in the case of this "woke" baizuo shit in the West)."

Were starting to understand each other. That is a compelling argument I completely agree with.

Why does that happen at all?
Why should it?
It's nearly as universal as language itself.

Is its origin or template the family structure?
Herd or pack behavior?

IMO these are cross domain questions. My role is to advocate what I call the eclipsed view, biology.

It's also what I accused The Zeitgeist Movement of; violating their own rules.
To suggest biology does not inform us is an absolutely stellar error.

They actually did but more recent work delved into this in great depth. I am appeased for the moment.

My other complaint is you can't claim technology will elevate us all and then sit on your ass letting someone else do the science.

Lazy Westerners... Lol.
Don't worry though, me and some other guy are working on the problems uber hard... /s

Posted by: David G Horsman | Sep 23 2021 16:12 utc | 164

BM @145--

Thanks for your very generous reply! Pepe posted at his VK Space that Taliban folks have said they got the letter. Pepe also has a second part to his essay at The Cradle that's yet to be posted there--perhaps later today. I should note the Taliban's amnesty is rather similar to that offered by the Mongols as they swept westward in the 13th century, which makes great sense when contemplated. The Central Asians--including the Iranians, Russians and Chinese--all share the same heritage, which is one of the points Escobar relentlessly yet discretely hammers in his reports. Orientalism has obscured that salient fact from many in the West but was never capable of erasing it so it wouldn't reappear. So, when Russia and Putin are described as turning to the East, what is actually happening is Russia and Putin are turning to Russia's Eurasian Roots, while the Europeans and their American bosses have no idea what they're doing.

Posted by: karlof1 | Sep 23 2021 16:18 utc | 165

Norwegian 147 "What caused the authorities in Melbourne to go completely mad?"

The chance or promise of promotion.

Posted by: Peter AU1 | Sep 23 2021 16:35 utc | 166

David G Horsman @163--

Very briefly, we all mature within our own particular environment with its specifics, and as with universal grammar we're capable of adopting any type of socialization we're exposed to and it becomes our initial belief system, but not necessarily our permanent system as we continue to learn as we mature provided we're given that freedom. Indoctrination occurs when that freedom is removed or seriously constrained. One can see how using TV as day care, unrestricted video game usage early in life and other "distractions" can hinder that freedom. (IMO, everyone ought to be taught cognitive psychology to discover how we learn and what hinders learning.) Humans evolved big brains for a reason--to acquire and retain a vast amount of information from our environment.

Posted by: karlof1 | Sep 23 2021 16:36 utc | 167

@ David G Horsman (#163 & 109), through focus groups and consumer research will finalize the terms. You might like this article...

Has">http://www.paecon.net/PAEReview/issue97/Stahel97.pdf">Has economics become a new theology?

Highly recommend, “Real-World Economics Review Blog.” Many economists and journalists from all over the world publish articles here. Those who promote Marx, MMT,... theories you might engage deeply there. Here is their latest issue for free.

Posted by: Max | Sep 23 2021 16:43 utc | 168

ASEAN won’t trust & do strategic partnership with the Financial Empire.

The Empire betrayed and looted East Asia and Southeast Asia during the Asian Financial Crisis (AFC). The crisis also had a spillover effect on markets outside of Asia, with Russia and Latin America facing crises of their own soon after, dealing emerging markets yet another blow. Individuals living in those countries suffered as well, not only from investment losses but also from the ripple effects of economic collapse. Companies folded and people lost jobs. The Empire’s institutions exacerbated the crisis and extended the problems. The speculators pounced, further exacerbating declines. Asian nations made some mistakes and were mainly misguided by Empire’s lackeys. A key lesson, discourage speculation in the private residential market and tighten credit. China is following through on this lesson now.

Indonesia, South Korea, and Thailand were the countries most affected by the crisis. Hong Kong, Laos, Malaysia and the Philippines were also hurt by the slump. Brunei, mainland China, Singapore, Taiwan, and Vietnam were less affected, although all suffered from a loss of demand and confidence throughout the region. Japan was also affected, though less significantly. The Empire and its speculators have been viewed as parasites by these nations.

The U$A and UK demanded the Asian nations not to create money and help their economies and companies. What a double standard from the hypocritical hegemon. The U$A asked Japan to stand down and not help. The development of local currency bond markets in Asia was largely in response to the lessons learned from the Asian financial crisis, namely, the need for the financial system to address currency mismatches and maturity mismatches. These emerging nations need to unite, keep Empire’s forces out and diversify economies away from the Empire, whose trust and credibility are zero.

The Empire has burnt too many bridges.

Posted by: Max | Sep 23 2021 16:55 utc | 169

Türkeli ilçesinde meydana gelen selin vehameti, sular çekilince ortaya çıktı.

İlçenin sanayi bölgesinde de selin yaşattığı zararlar, yağışın sona ermesiyle beraber ortaya çıktı. Çok sayıda araç sular altında kalırken, ilçenin bazı yol güzergahları da aşırı yağış nedeniyle göçtü.
Türkeli sel felaketi

Posted by: indirgit | Sep 23 2021 17:04 utc | 170

Some thoughts.

Posted by: Max | Sep 22 2021 17:53 utc | 3
You pretty much have it Max - I’ll add two further datum. The Bank of Scotland was set up one year after the Bank of England - this has a bearing on these who say Scotland can’t be independent because it can’t manage its finances (there is a story here which I may get to sometime).
Second you seem to have left out the Federal Reserve being formed and the history around it before and immediately after - including how the Balfour declaration was publicly made in Newspapers that than allowed US to land their boots for the first time last century (a chicken returning to roost if you will called back by its masters whistle).

Posted by: Down South | Sep 22 2021 19:24 utc | 13
Hilarious isn’t it - the theatre and comedy - doesn’t it remind you of entertainment going back to bread and circuses?
One of the ‘in your face , how can you miss it?’ Facts of all nations armies is how they all DRESS in the same type of uniform, hat, medals, lanyards etc - they even use the same titles - General , Major General, Field Marshall etc
So it seems there is a common motif in World history (see above)

Posted by: karlof1 | Sep 22 2021 19:25 utc | 14
So you see that the Slave Masters and Traders clans obviously developed along the Silk Road as the ONLY PEOPLES who knew what and who was what along that Road. Until it was closed down by the Chinese Imperiums discovery of other continents with other human civilisations that blew their Celestial Empire Order to bits.

The Trader clans pretty much took over and they were known all along the Road with their easy to recognise signs for all to understand e.g a Red Shield.

NB - it has NOTHING to do with religion except maybe Mammon.

Religion is only a cover.

In the story of Cecil Rhodes’ sudden appearance to glory and his departure without leaving a clear trace of WHO exactly got ‘his’ inheritance and how much it was, see if you can spot it in this piece, where it briefly appears than disappears like mist.

https://consortiumnews.com/2021/09/21/the-first-world-war-cecil-rhodes-anglo-saxon-power/

The Round Table reported to an even higher authority - one actually sat at it!

The concept that Anglo Saxon Imperialism was the highest aim is a lie and when many a AS Imperial Man found the truth of who they were actually working all their lives for - some tried to do something but their final words haven’t made it to the general public - eg HG Wells and Eric Blair.

@ All who are asking why the Empire is a cornered rat and having a go at China (and Russia)

Try this deep analysis (yes it probably is propaganda too!)

https://thetricontinental.org/studies-1-socialist-construction/#Epilogue

‘China offers a vision for the Global South that five hundred years of Western imperialism and capitalism has failed to provide.’

‘What are the implications for the rest of the world as China moves into the next historic phase of poverty elimination? The historic defeat of extreme poverty and the COVID-19 pandemic does not provide a model that can be directly implanted onto other countries, each of which has a specific history and distinct path to shape. Rather, China’s experience offers lessons and inspiration for the world, particularly for countries in the Global South. The task of uplifting the world’s poor is a key pillar of China’s proposal to build a ‘shared future for humanity’.[71] This vision, advocated by President Xi, imagines a future that is based on multilateralism and shared prosperity in the face of Western hegemony.’

‘China is on track to become a high-income country by 2025 at the end of the fourteenth Five-Year Plan period (a high-income country is defined by the World Bank as one that has a gross national income per capita of over US$12,696 by 2020 standards).[68] China’s per capita GDP passed the US$10,000 threshold for the first time in 2019, which it maintained in 2020 despite the pandemic.[69] Put into context, that is a tenfold increase in the last twenty years, when the country’s per capita GDP was less than US$1,000. ‘

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Are we getting it yet barflies?

Posted by: D.G. | Sep 23 2021 17:31 utc | 171

For a country that bangs on about "The rule of law", the United States and Americans have a remarkably flexible view of what it entails. The publics response to the case of Gabby Petito shows that Americans do not understand that "a man is innocent until guilty" or that due process requires that a PoI should not by lynched or fed to crocodiles until he has been tried and found guilty.

Posted by: Ghost Ship | Sep 23 2021 17:33 utc | 172

karlof1

I watched how the Taliban took over with ease, the Afghan soldiers departing their US installed government and joining the Taliban. Russia and China pushing for an 'inclusive' government? I think there will be a reason for that. Short term all is good for most, the Americans are gone and their corrupt puppets out. Long term perhaps the other groups become disgruntled not having representation in Government and again there are cracks to insert divide and conquer?

Posted by: Peter AU1 | Sep 23 2021 17:41 utc | 173

Posted by: indirgit | Sep 23 2021 17:04 utc | 169

Yep, looks bad all right. Where the heck is Erdogan when you need him?

Posted by: Bemildred | Sep 23 2021 17:43 utc | 174

About impact of Evergrande on Australia. I read an explanation why iron ore price went down in the recent months from 220 USD/ton down to 100. A year ago it was 110, but still, it is a deep drop, especially given that inflation picked up. Namely, Chinese steel makers expect decreased demand from construction sector in the aftermath of Evergrande difficulties, so they order less ore. Chinese import or ore reached almost billion tons per year, this is most of the world import.

If true, there will be a shift between sectors in Chinese economy. Their model is still very heavy on steel and coal, and they have. a lot of room to lighten up with little pain.

Posted by: Piotr Berman | Sep 23 2021 17:49 utc | 175

librul @ 139
No, it wasn't Trump himself that made George W Bush an icon to "the left".

That comment was tongue in cheek. I think I bit my tongue on that one.

The party is really just a small group of people in control. Registered Democrats are not party members. The party is a small group of people in control down to the county level.

Mimicry or just a control mechanism? I lean towards control.

Posted by: circumspect | Sep 23 2021 18:24 utc | 176

Piotr Berman

Several months ago, Australian politicians and media were crowing that China was reliant on our Iron ore and although they had blocked some agricultural imports, the trade surplus was the same or slightly higher. China had made several seemingly small moves around that time to dampen speculation which is now being felt. The crowing has stopped as halving the steel price would nearly halve our trade surplus with China.

Posted by: Peter AU1 | Sep 23 2021 18:39 utc | 177

So vk and Karlof used to point to the same website,
and now we have Max, and suddenly the websites linked under vk and Karlof differ.
How many more avatars?

Posted by: Tom2 | Sep 23 2021 18:47 utc | 178

Peter AU1,

my impression is that Chinese restriction had disproportional impact on those sectors of the agriculture that have more jobs, and perhaps more future (if Australia will have less water, it is better to focus on crops that use less water per dollar worth of output). Australian foreign policy could be better if they copied, say, Brazil. In Brazil, even semi-fascistic government would be attuned to the needs of exporters -- even if the president is an idiots, his supporters know how to calculate. It should not be a high bar in terms of becoming equally rational...

Posted by: Piotr Berman | Sep 23 2021 18:58 utc | 179

Piotr Berman

Unlike Brazil, we have the monarch of England as head of state/highest authority whatever..
Our leadership is quite happy to sacrifice this country for 'the greater good' of the anglosphere

Posted by: Peter AU1 | Sep 23 2021 19:11 utc | 180

The Empire has burnt too many bridges.

Posted by: Max | Sep 23 2021 16:55 utc | 169

In the aftermath of Asian Financial Crisis, Malaysia and Thailand became more independent in their policies, overall, the changes are incremental. Perhaps they are adding up, because some motivations for the recent submarine deal of Australia were that Australia needs capabilities in South China Sea that would not rely on refueling in the are. Pretty defeatist if you ask me, but who knows -- realistic? And France is insufficiently reliable as well in the longer perspective, lonely Anglo-Saxons have to stick together without counting on others.

Of course, this vision is incoherent: why projecting force to "defend" Asians that will turn ingrates if they are not ingrates already? If Anglo-Saxons want to turn into a self-reliant block preserving their way of life, they should gradually turn to the Russian model: slow growth and self-sufficiency. OTOH, you have to start somewhere, perhaps from slow growth.

Posted by: Piotr Berman | Sep 23 2021 19:16 utc | 181

The frantic actions of Empire are now daily more morbid .

The billions more magic monies for an iron dome to protect against a few million dispossessed people herded into a wasteland cut off from its neighbours and oppressors with only balloons as their main weapon!

It really is sick of the West to not only have allowed this catastrophe but to let it fester for a century is surely a sign of our malign presence on the majority of humanity.

Jehad Abusalim puts it in clear no bullshit perspective.
https://mobile.twitter.com/JehadAbusalim

I personally think, as Gramsci prophesied a hundred years ago,

“ The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms appear.”

Yup we are deep MORBID. Let’s stop digging.

Posted by: D.G. | Sep 23 2021 19:30 utc | 182

@ D.G (#171), thank you for great insights and the article. Each nation is a socioeconomic system. To understand a nation, I start with the history of their central bank and monetary system (economics - kleptocrats), followed by social/cultural/political dimensions. The goal is to identify broad patterns across time. I will appreciate your insights and help. Looking forward to learning more about Scotland.

I am very familiar with our monetary history starting from the American revolution - First Bank of the U.S to now. Also, know the history of financial developments after the civil war to 1907 crisis, leading up to the Federal Reserve creation in 1914. Just didn’t include it in the comment. However, will appreciate your insights too. Diversity of perspectives is great!

Who were the important financiers of the American revolution? How will you compare J.P. Morgan to Cecil Rhodes?

Posted by: Max | Sep 23 2021 19:43 utc | 183

D.G. 182

Wen it comes to Israel, the happy clappers of the US who believe the israelites are gods chosen people make up a 25% voting block.

Posted by: Peter AU1 | Sep 23 2021 19:47 utc | 184

@ Piotr Berman (#181), thanks for your perspective. I concur.

Unfortunately, the core of the Financial Empire is lost. The “Anglo-Saxons” don’t invest in their nations and people. We Americans will do great by investing in our infrastructure, population and economic well-being. America got talent. Misadventures are waste of talent and resources.

The Financial Empire will end before 2024!

Posted by: Max | Sep 23 2021 19:58 utc | 185

@Max
“ I am very familiar with our monetary history starting from the American revolution”

Please don’t take this wrong, the American monetary history started before the revolution. Way before. It engineered the revolution.

The dots of history must be found NS and joined in their entirety.

Posted by: D.G. | Sep 23 2021 20:00 utc | 186

I am very familiar with our monetary history starting from the American revolution@ Max

And for an answer to your how I connect the ‘new money’ of the C19th. It’s the same Old Money that planned how to slice and dice the western point of the Silk Road and have attempted to do all across the planet ever since.

Ps I am not a Scot.

Posted by: D.G. | Sep 23 2021 20:07 utc | 187

Max

The consortium news piece linked by D.G. showed the driving force behind what I term the angloshere. This belief in anglo dominance and supremacy is akin to a religion. Sure there is money involved, but I feel those who concentrate just on the money miss seeing that driving force that makes the anglosphere do what they are doing now. So often it is simply about bringing another nation down, very little different to an alfa male in a dog pack.

Posted by: Peter AU1 | Sep 23 2021 20:08 utc | 188

@ D.G. (#186) & Peter AU1 (#188), I concur. At the core is the Imperialist Mindset. Without this lust for power and dominance (Sauron), there will be no driving force for imperialism.

“The problem of power is how to achieve its responsible use rather than its irresponsible and indulgent use — of how to get men of power to live for the public rather than off the public.”
– Robert F. Kennedy

Posted by: Max | Sep 23 2021 20:28 utc | 189

just saw on Jimmy Dore that the BBC retracted some claims it made about the fake Douma gas attack.

Posted by: pretzelattack | Sep 23 2021 20:41 utc | 190

Peter AU1 @Sep23 20:08 #188

Agreed.

Plus, what does shaking one's fist at the wealthy accomplish? Bernie Sanders did a lot of fist shaking took his flock of sheep to a dead end.

Oligarchs laugh at the fist shakers and tremble at those who call for real democracy.

!!

Posted by: Jackrabbit | Sep 23 2021 21:05 utc | 191

Tom2 @178--

vk's link to her website remains the same as does mine. Only we can input or change them, not Max or even b.

Posted by: karlof1 | Sep 23 2021 21:06 utc | 192

just saw on Jimmy Dore that the BBC retracted some claims it made about the fake Douma gas attack.
Posted by: pretzelattack | Sep 23 2021 20:41 utc | 190


Does the retraction matter now? What mattered was getting the lies (which will still be believed by some) out there at the time to have an effect. The establishment of the official truth (lies) can be seen at the links I included above at Posted by: tucenz | Sep 23 2021 12:44 utc | 144

Any comments Max, John Cleary etc?

Posted by: tucenz | Sep 23 2021 21:06 utc | 193

23 million Australians at risk of nuclear attack. During an Australian TV primetime segment this week, the well-known China-based expert Victor Gao, who is vice president of the Center for China and Globalization and once served as communist leader Deng Xiaoping's translator, issued a chilling scenario and shock to his Aussie audience over the controversial AUKUS defense pact between the US, Australia and the UK. https://secretra.com/politics/5053-23-million-australians-at-risk-of-nuclear-attack.html

Posted by: Serg | Sep 23 2021 21:20 utc | 194

Serg 194

If or when Taiwan declares independence is when the shit hits the fan. Before we only had to worry about US bases here getting hit (not that many ever did). I guess the US likes to spread things around.

Posted by: Peter AU1 | Sep 23 2021 21:27 utc | 195

Kit Klarenberg's new article, "Declassified files expose America’s double dealing in relations with revolutionary Iran from day one", announces the new book published by the National Security Archive, Worlds Apart: A Documentary History of US-Iran Relations, 1978-2018, by Malcolm Byrne and Kian Byrne. If it's like its previously published works, it will provide additional info not previously known:

"To mark its release, the National Security Archive has published a number of highly illuminating declassified files on the subject, several of which have never been seen before."

Revealed is yet another sad saga of an ally stabbed in the back by its sponsor. Kit's brief appraisal just whets the appetite for digesting the main course. But how important is this book now and the other revealed documents? For me, it confirms suspicions and brings to mind additional questions. Some will get their introduction to the National Security Archive, an invaluable source worthy of spending weeks exploring. It appears to provide further proof GHW Bush was "driving" Reagan, which is very important given what occurs once Reagan's out of office. Those under 50 who don't have a good handle on why the relationship between Iran and the Outlaw US Empire borders on war will find most of the explanation.

Posted by: karlof1 | Sep 23 2021 21:37 utc | 196

@ Peter AU1 | Sep 23 2021 19:47 utc | 184
“ Wen it comes to Israel, the happy clappers of the US who believe the israelites are gods chosen people make up a 25% voting block.”

Do they? 25%? Of the voters who vote?

By what measure?

I can understand that a large proportion of the MSM and ‘elected’ representatives may do - because they are bought.
But I didn’t realise it was the actual populace.

Posted by: D.G. | Sep 23 2021 22:54 utc | 197

I don't understand.

How did an ethical guy like Daniel Foote ever get appointed in the first place.

Don't they even have vetting procedures in the State Department anymore?

Posted by: Mike from Jersey | Sep 23 2021 23:02 utc | 198

D.G. 197

A few years ago I looked up the demographics of US voters - those of voting age and have a right to vote. I found one on voting blocks by religion. I cannot rember if that was for eligible to vote or just those who voted. The various evangelicals made up something like 24% of US voters. But the interesting thing was some of the religions overwhelmingly would support one party or the other regardless of policy. But having that large block of evangelicals, every US politician has to show support of Israel to try and get some of that vote.

Posted by: Peter AU1 | Sep 23 2021 23:05 utc | 199

D.G. @197--

They're called Evangelicals, and most vote R, although what they champion policy-wise is promoted by both D & R. Yes, they're delusional, but they're very convinced in their delusion. As with racists, they're very carefully taught their delusion, and it gets reinforced by figures of authority as they mature. Servicing their delusions is very big business within the Outlaw US Empire. Yes, some of the delusional are elected to office by their peers; at least one was made POTUS--Reagan--and others have occupied very powerful positions--Rove, Bolton, Pompeo, and others. Some are Flag Officers in the military. The result of their being a powerful constituency is they get pandered to and their hopes raised that they'll get Raptured. Yes, I'm being very serious.

Posted by: karlof1 | Sep 23 2021 23:09 utc | 200

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