by Peter Koenig
While Washington is in turmoil, Trump’s firing of FBI’s Director Comey being hailed by some, condemned by others and questioned with innuendo by yet another group of critics, it looks like the U-turn The Donald has supposedly made a few weeks ago, is fizzling out – into a cloud of confusion and chaos. And who are the beneficiaries of this chaos? – The Neocon-Zion-Democrats, who else?
Is Trump becoming, or has already become a Banana Republic dictator? Should he be tried as war criminal along with Obama, Bush, Clinton and their illustrious predecessors, all the way back to JFK and beyond, including those who instigated world wars and conflicts around the globe for the last 200 years? Sadly, there is no justice left in so-called international courts of justice today. They have all been coopted by the hidden bloody fingers, pulling the strings on Washington and Brussels.
Is Trump’s government about to collapse from the pressure of the Neocon-Zion-Demo-Division of the Deep State? Speculations no end, with emerging suggestion that the controversial President had already committed enough unconventional deeds to be impeached; and Russiagate, one of them, is just not going away, despite all logic to the contrary. It is another reflection of the idiocy of the presstitute media. But they get away with it, as long as brainwashed masses still swallow the mass-media’s lies and deceptions in their comfortable armchairs. The swamp in Washington is steaming – and about to swallow politicians from all walks.
Will there be a nuclear war? Who will strike first? Western war-mongering Pentagon and NATO generals hope – that the US will launch a pre-emptive strike against Russia and /or China. It would most likely be triggered by a false flag. For example, North Korea is made believe having launched a (nuclear) attack on Japan. Speculations to this effect have already circulated.
But what if Russia’s early warning system which is based on top-notch technology, detects such an intended first strike and reacts instantly? An atomic WWIII – with full destruction and almost no survivors? All these realistic ideas are tossed up and down – leaving a public on either side of the Atlantic in fear. And we know that fear and confusion are the best weapons to panic and stalemate a population.
Who will survive? – Who will be next? And some even go as far as speculating, who may replace President Trump? – Most obviously, his Vice President, Mike Pence, who fits the neocons’ gambit very well. After all, they were the ones who chose him on Trump’s behalf.
That’s the state of things according to the main stream media. The US is crumbling and the West along with it. The crumbling is very loud. The softer noises are becoming undetectable.
On the European Continent, hidden from the common ear and eye, clandestine warfare against European citizens is planned by – the German Bundeswehr, NATO and other European armed forces. They are preparing for subjugating possible social upheavals, if necessary killing their own citizens – that’s what NATO-inspired Brussels is up to. And the leader, who else, is NATO-inspired Germany – the front runner of European puppets, a position for which France is now competing with Macron – and perhaps winning.
As reported by Susan Bonath, independent investigative journalist, working as a regular contributor for the German Die Junge Welt (The Youth World) – something horrendous is emerging in a small north-eastern town of Germany’s landlocked Federal State of Saxony-Anhalt. In one of Europe’s most modern military training camps, an entire ghost town is being built at the tune of several hundred billion euros. Most of the German (or European) tax-payers have never heard of it. By 2018 the facility will be ready for troop training to fight European citizens in European cities, should they dare to go on the barricades against the atrocities of their leaders and oligarchs.
The concept is only new to Europe. The US, for years, has been building hidden garrisons around ‘vulnerable’ agglomerations – New York, Detroit, Chicago – and many more – ready to strike if massive protests should break out. For last November’s US Presidential election, they have been put on high alert. In fact, intensive troop movements could be observed from the air.
With Macron’s ‘election’ to President of France – or rather the Rothschild shoe-in – to protect the financial oligarchs of France and Europe, to shield unfettered capitalism from social disturbances, Europe is fast moving towards a state of fascist repression, accompanied by a fascist economy, a double whammy for the rich, and a double barrier aimed at eliminating peoples’ freedom to live decent and happy lives.
In his victory speech, Macron said as a priority that France will be first in ’fighting terrorism’. This is unconstrained support to the continuation of the ‘false flag’ approach, killing a few of your own citizens or policemen, to justify further and further clamp-downs on civil liberties. France, under Hollande, Washington’s ultra-puppet, has Europe’s most solid track record for false flag attacks. France may become the first country in Europe to put a permanent State of Emergency – akin to Martial Law – into her Constitution. Where Hollande so far had failed, Macron may succeed. Such an example would most like make school throughout vassal Europe. The training facilities in northern Germany, supported by Madame Merkel, to oppress and kill protesting Europeans fall right in line with Macron’s Machiavellian philosophy.
On the other hand, Greece is the epitome of the killing of a nation by financial instruments. The Greek allow it for reasons beyond logic. Maybe for fear not obeying and choosing the only way out, GREXIT, might be worse than financial strangulation? – These are apparently the arguments voiced, but unsubstantiated, by former Greek Finance Minister Varoufakis, who is ever so much interested in staying in the limelight, influencing public opinion by his self-styled stardom. Is this caviar leftist supporting his country’s demise as a deterrent for others who might want to regain sovereignty from the bulldozers of Washington and Brussels?
George Orwell comes to mind, when he says, referring to James Burnham’s The Machiavellians – “a democratic society has never existed and, so far as we can see, never will exist. Society is of its nature oligarchical, and the power of the oligarchy always rests upon force and fraud… Power can sometimes be won and maintained without violence, but never without fraud.”
This extends well to Globalization’s declaration of Justice: “All that’s yours is mine, and all that’s mine is mine.”
Wake up and beware, what’s brewing at the NATO-German urban training camp ground is a defense mechanism to assure the ruling class privileges will never be lost. Europeans – on the barricades now, before it’s too late!
Peter Koenig is an economist and geopolitical analyst. He is also a former World Bank staff and worked extensively around the world in the fields of environment and water resources. He lectures at universities in the US, Europe and South America. He writes regularly for Global Research, ICH, RT, Sputnik, PressTV, The 4th Media (China), TeleSUR, The Vineyard of The Saker Blog, and other internet sites. He is the author of Implosion – An Economic Thriller about War, Environmental Destruction and Corporate Greed – fiction based on facts and on 30 years of World Bank experience around the globe. He is also a co-author of The World Order and Revolution! – Essays from the Resistance.
“And we know that fear and confusion are the best weapons to panic and stalemate a population.”
This is it. This is what it is all about. Traumatized people can only think in immediate terms. This is how we are made. Panic does not allow long term thinking. The cult of trauma is promoted from the moments we’re conceived (Ultrasound, Doppler scanners, which is a form of child torture etc) , from the moment we enter this world through medical intervention, from the moment we thrown into any “educational” institution ( I suggest reading Swiss German phycologist Arno Greuen), and from the moment we touch a cell phone (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwyDCHf5iCY&t=1042s)
….Creating stressed population is one of the desired outcomes for the “elites”.
The Western EU people are very well potty trained and will do nothing. Within 30 – 50 years slaves will be sold in Berlin – Brussels – Amsterdam – Paris. Plundering of EU by London and Washington will continue till nothing left. Maybe some upheaval from refugees and/or foreigners.
Everyone with a lick of sense and able will leave the EU.
The Balkan states and parts of ex-Yugoslavia, that will be another matter. China and Russia are constantly under attack and know full well EU + the USA + London are after their riches. The only thing the so-called western world has is worthless paper of all sorts and debt for generations to come. Plundering is a must for the Western elites.
And if a nuclear war ensues one can only wish earth survives with todays western world at the bottom of the ocean. Atlantis repeat?
“Europe is fast moving towards a state of fascist repression, accompanied by a fascist economy, a double whammy for the rich…”
I’ve been watching how people use the word “fascist”. Here the author here tries to suggest a difference between economic fascism and social fascism, something I don’t think I’ve ever seen before.
Can a community experience one without the other? Maybe the Yucatan banana plantations were economic without the social consideration, only possible because people were physically unable to leave without trekking through wild jungle for 1000 miles. Possibly true for Caribbean islands too, though, unlikely that the elites would have minimized any social repressions for any reason. Just saying it may have been possible. But a land locked nation like 17th century catholic poland? No way. There it was social fascism, and possibly, pre central bank, without the economic controls.
It seems impossible to me that one would exist without the other, yet interesting to consider the differentials of social control without economic controls, and its corresponding reverse.
NB: that photograph always makes me think of an image of kolomosky, circa Odessa 2014.
In 2007 the war criminal Merkel already sent tanks and bombers against peaceful demonstrators:
NATO calls this maneuver “show of force”. Here against the Taliban:
“Is this caviar leftist /Varoufakis/ supporting his country’s demise as a deterrent for others who might want to regain sovereignty from the bulldozers of Washington and Brussels?”
Don’t think so. Firstly, the majority population in Greece don’t want to regain national sovereignty. They are Europeans first and Greek second. Secondly, what Syriza did was to make a ‘solemn promise’ of “EU without austerity” which was precisely what the Greeks wanted to hear. As the Eurocrats made perfectly clear what they think of utter buffoons such as Tsipras and Varoufakis, that didn’t change the Greeks’ yearning for belonging to the EU that much.
Paraphrasing the opening quote above, my contention is that Varoufakis supports his country’s demise to tell the rest of the EU that the inferiority complex of the Ukros is found among “individualistic” Westerners too.
Greece is a colonial entity now, resembling a colony of the 19th century. This enslavement of a people happened without any conquest, direct military intervention or coup.
There was massive propaganda of course. The local corrupt elite was probably bribed but even if they were not, they we’re always traitors and it was easy for them to agree with the enslavement of Greek people. All political parties inside parliament are really trash and supporting the EU unconditionally ( with the exception of communist party which does not care about the present and waits for a revolution in 1000 years
with the second coming of Jesus)
Anything of value has been or will be transferred to the banksters. That includes the energy/water public corporations, ports/airports, bridges, mines, stadiums, beaches, forests, public buildings etc. Any state/public property is in the process of being liquidated.
Hundreds of thousands of private houses will be confiscated by international banks as many homeowners do not have the means to repay their loans. House loans have been “transferred” to the ownership of international banks.
True unemployment should be above 50%. Many of those employed are short term, part timers, zero hour contracts etc and getting paid irregularly. In other words, working conditions and wages resemble a Banana Republic country (and there were quite bad before 2009 too).
As for most greek people, they remain pathetic a d apathetic. It seems they believe that they are inferior to other Europeans, so their stupid ego gets a boost by being called “european”. Especially the younger ones, are quite busy posting pics at instagram and watching reality TV shows (sadly a similar situation is common all around the globe now)
What I have experienced with Greeks is that
their knowledge of politics, history and economics is not only distorted but also
very limited. They don’t really have a clue about what EU is and how operates, what is economic globalization etc. Most (younger) Greeks learnt about the existence of EU after the first austerity measures ! Until today, they confuse the EU with the European continent (similar to some apathetic young brits who feared that because of BREXIT they will no longer be able to travel to south Europe. This is another fear of some younger Greeks, not being able to travel to Europe ).
They truly believe that there is no future / alternative outside EU (even though they get decimated inside EU). Don’t ask me why.
Many greeks are now being used to this situation. Being a “slave” is a normalcy for them. Many have left the country, and they find out that there is no salvation in going to other countries as it is difficult too to find jobs in Germany, UK etc. and it is also expensive to survive there.
”Many greeks are now being used to this situation. Being a “slave” is a normalcy for them.”
Very true. Repeat after me.
‘I am not Spartacus’.
Greeks are also slowly but surely getting used to the rather insulting fact that their not-so-beloved neighbour Turkey has a strong — albeit erratic and deluded — leader in Erdogan. The latter’s justified contempt of his Greek colleagues can readily be imagined.
WWII deja vu. Brexit is an economic war declaration against Germany. The French election of Macron is like the Vichy collaborationist government. The Ukrainian coup is the first salvo of the Reich’s Eastern Front dash. The Minsk agreement is like the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact to facilitate construction of Nord Stream II. The build up of NATO forces on the Eastern border and the THAAD installations in Romania and Poland is the prelude to the battle of Leningrad. History repeats itself. Let’s see if the partisans rise up against Germany in Greece, the Balkans and if Separatists in the Basque country and Cataluña rebel against the neo Franquists.
No insurgency has ever prevailed without a state sponsoring support… Examples abound – one being the US Civil War – where the “insurgents” (CSA) were prevented from European support via the Russian Imperial Fleet…another being Vietnam where support was forthcoming – But to the point > where, Comrade, will the support come from for these partisans?
And for the similar “partisans” elsewhere, perhaps even (gasp!) in USA ?
It’s obvious whence this support must come, but not obvious that the State in Question will be willing to kill the 4th Reich in the lairs.. And these lairs…where are these?
No One dare say, yet all know the name…
In war, Fortune makes big force…
That’s about as far from the truth as you can get. I will only point at IRA/ Sinn Fein, the Basque ETA and the Macedonian partisans in WW2.
The most decisive factor in ANY genuine insurgency fighting against foreign occupation is people’s motivation and power of perseverance. In the eternal Words of Sun Tzu:
…Thus we may know that there are five essentials for victory:
1 He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight.
2 He will win who knows how to handle both superior and inferior forces.
3 He will win whose army is animated by the same spirit throughout all its ranks.
4 He will win who, prepared himself, waits to take the enemy unprepared.
5 He will win who has military capacity and is not interfered with by the sovereign.
“IRA/ Sinn Fein, the Basque ETA and the Macedonian partisans in WW2.”…
Oh, yes, Comrade, and where today – in what country, do any of these insurgencies prevail?
I appreciate the examples.
Let us add Spain, where the Republican Government was overthrown by an insurgency that had state (German) and etc) support. I might observe that state support is most often clandestine and may in some cases be small – Comrade Fidel, or example, had clandestine support in small measure from the US – but that aspect of the Revolution is forgotten for obvious reasons.
» an entire ghost town is being built at the tune of several hundred billion euros «
Million, not billion. 140 million so far. But who cares about three orders of magnitude? It’s old news, by the way.
The headline is:
» Germany and NATO – Preparing for a Fascist Repression in Europe? «
Lefties are still dreaming about fascism. It doesn’t seem to occur to them that the massive mental repression which we’re already seeing is entirely of left-wing provenance. Entirely. If Schnöggersburg is indeed a backup for the moment mental suppression turns out to be insufficient, then it must also be seen in this affiliation. If we then consider the EU (not Europe, the EU – mind the difference!), we see something called a Commission and various Commissars, along with all the redistributionary nonsense, the centralisation, the bureaucracy, and the fake transnational identity as “Europeans”. What’s underway is something other than fascism.
How about: » Preparing for a Soviet Repression in the EU? « That would be closer to the truth.
» Greece is the epitome of the killing of a nation by financial instruments. «
This is such hyperbole. They could have voted to do the honest thing and leave the euro. But they voted to remain. It’s the will of the sheeple. That’s the truth, like it or not. They don’t want any “revolution”. And it’s certainly not the killing of a nation. They’re well fed, many children even overweight. (Just like the incoming migrants, by the way.)
What Greece epitomizes is large scale financial fraud – on behalf of international “investors”, not the Greek people, of course.
But anyway, why should continuous mismanagement in Greece be anyone else’s problem?
On Trump, here’s Engdahl’s latest article:
The Donald Meets Sun Tzu and is Found Wanting
That’s a good article of F. William Engdahl. Roth-child mobster, satanic psychopath Trump is the worst leader one can imagine. Comparable to the fascist Roth-child agent Trotsky (who pretended to be a communist) and the fascist Roth-child bastard Hitler, who pretended to be a socialist.
To call the increasingly (since the 90s) totalitarian fascist tyranny in the West ‘left-wing’ is farcical. There’s nothing socialist or communist about for instance Hitler, the Bushes, the U$, bankster bail-outs by taxpayers, Merkel, Trump, and the Zionist devil-worshipping mob they represent.
Susan Bonath and Peter Koenig are perfectly right. The idea behind this idiotic Nazi/NATO city – only Roth-child’s organized crime colony in the Levant has something likewise – is pure fascist repression. The indigenes of Palestine know all about it.
It doesn’t seem to occur to them that the massive mental repression which we’re already seeing is entirely of left-wing provenance.
It never crossed my mind that the “mental repression” is entirely caused by left-wing policy. Thank you for pointing this out.
Those perfidious lefties are quite a pesky bunch. They insist on doing away with any state owned railway company, postal service, cutting social spending, eliminating the social contract in favor of private insurers, etc. There seems to be nothing that can stop them. When will those Socialists / Communists start with attempts at privatizing highways and schools? … The situation is worse than I suspected. They’re already trying to use legal tricks to sell off highways in some kind of disguised Public Private Partnership (https://www.gemeingut.org/so-geht-schweinsgalopp/)
P.S.: Attention! This text may contain some elements of irony.
Well, I guess I agree with you in that all the items in your list are bad, privatization of public assets and contracts. All very bad news.
But this is not the mental repression I’m referring to. It’s the nonstop left-wing anti-national anti-conservative propaganda war on the mind by Lügenfunk & Lügenpresse.
So your reply is sort of oblique (windschief) to what I was saying.
Anyway, left/right is a stupid division. Guess I’m both, which probably makes me a national socialist.
But this is not the mental repression I’m referring to. It’s the nonstop left-wing anti-national anti-conservative propaganda war on the mind by Lügenfunk & Lügenpresse.
The mental repression takes place on both sides of the aisle.
Anyway, left/right is a stupid division.
Absolutely correct. The term “left” doesn’t represent workers / the weak anymore. The term “right” is muddled as well.
With regard to the “national aspect” the topic gets difficult. Look at a map which includes natural resources. Germany needs lots of imports. If we don’t engage in really fair trade and continue meddling in the affairs of other countries, then we have to take into account blowback in the form of refugees.
When it comes to so called economic migrants, then I would like to add that I don’t really enjoy to have to listen people talking in Bavarian, Saxon or Swabian. They’re internal economic migrants and I’m not really in favor of them moving from their rural areas to the area where I’m located.
Anonymous, what are your thoughts about using state money to bail out wealthy private banks??
This is what happened in 2008 with TARP and the UK bank rescue… hard earned tax payers money was given to a whole bunch of banks. Do you approve of that ?
Here is an article that describes how the bail out of Greece is not actually a bail out of the Greek people but of the French and German banks that lent the money. http://www.ekathimerini.com/208381/article/ekathimerini/business/german-report-bailout-has-saved-banks-not-greece
Using state funds, i.e. hard-earned tax payers money, to bail-out of private enterprise is neither a right wing conservative idea nor a free market idea…in fact, it’s a typical socialist idea. The truth is, the left only has itself to blame: It is this “Socialism for the rich” in the form of bank bailouts that has created the parasitic financial class that we all now have to deal with.
Dear Serbian girl, I didn’t follow your link to the Greek newspaper, but it is not true that the bail-out was to save only French and German banks … German exposure in Greece was important, yes … and French exposure much worse …
But there is something called CDS … credit default swaps … basically an insurance that must pay if your debitor defaults. And Uncle Sam’s banks (Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Citigroup) were carrying risks of 34 billion dollars for Greek credits.
Wer die größten Griechen-Risiken trägt
(Relevant bit is the bottom paragraph “US-Banken”.)
So had Greece defaulted, Uncle Sam would have had to assume a good portion of the losses. Which he was very reluctant to do. Which is why Hopey Changey got busy:
Now Obama Is Making Emergency Calls To Merkel Over Greek Aid
So Merkel (a very weak leader, unfortunately) was persuaded by F/UK/US to act against her sound first position … which was to force Greece out of the Euro (and the “investors” and CDS issuers thus into the assumption of their losses).
I mean, if Azi American interests are not concerned, why would President Hopey Changey be making “emergency calls” to Merkel?! Sure they are concerned … via CDS. Which is simply not always reported … only “French and German banks”.
Leaving the Euro is actually the only sound solution for Greece. But the Greek people don’t want it. A harsh alternative is radical cuts in their wages to get back to competitive levels. This is hard to negotiate, and they don’t want that either. What they want is more money and no changes. That’s what Germany, the Netherlands etc don’t agree with. So the deal is they do get money but only on condition so and so. A bad deal for all parties, in my opinion. But very good for “investors”!
Mercouris at The Duran discussed the German-backed Grexit option in this article:
Anonymous, what are your thoughts about using state money to bail out wealthy private banks??
I’m not in favor of “socialism” for the wealthy. I’m also not in favor of all the accounting tricks used by large international companies in order “optimize” corporate taxes.
Maybe two years ago I had seen a documentary made by journalist / filmmaker Harald Schumann. The content of this film was quite revealing. The debt of the banks had been transferred as debt of the public. Banks got bailed out by the citizens. Nevertheless the banks had to repay their creditors (mainly large French and German banks and insurance companies). Without the bailout of the Greek banks many of the French and German banks may have been in more serious trouble than they had been anyways. The bankers of most countries (including Greece) had made bad decisions and went unpunished. They kept going on with their fraudulent practices as before – gambling at stock markets, etc.. Those who are actually contributing to the economy (value adding jobs, maintenance jobs, …) are those who are getting screwed.
It’s authors like Peter Koenig who manage to explain in simple terms the interrelations of finance with the rest of the economy (manufacturing, maintenance, …) to an audience made up of people with no or little knowledge of economics.
Using state funds, i.e. hard-earned tax payers money, to bail-out of private enterprise is neither a right wing conservative idea nor a free market idea…in fact, it’s a typical socialist idea.
Would you please explain to me the concept of a free market? A free market would imply no restrictions of companies by the government. The sole purpose of companies is to make profits – nothing else. In order to make profits it’s necessary to cut costs. Paying employees results in costs. Workers protection comes with a cost. Why should any real capitalist take care of the health of his workers? It’s cheaper to fire the ill and to hire healthy people. There’s still a surplus of people on this planet. Taking care of the environment also results in costs. It’s way cheaper to dump toxic waste into the next river or onto a nearby field, instead of coming up with concepts in order to protect the environment. A free market would also imply that workers can be fired as the management sees fit. Unions are also a hindrance for making huge profits.
It’s disputed if Mussolini actually made the following statement, but there is some truth to the quote anyways: “The definition of fascism is The marriage of corporation and state.”
In a purely capitalist society people (workers) are seen as commodity (aka human resources). Referring to personnel as human resources is a first step in dehumanizing people. Another step is to attribute several layers of worth to people. The worth can be defined by education, social reputation or it can be defined by ethnicity. Are you actually aware of the fact that Eugenics has it’s roots in purely capitalist societies? It’s the concept of “survival of the fittest”. Who is adding more worth to a society? What should be done with those deemed worthless? Should society let them starve slowly or should they be eliminated in another way. Do you realize that right-wing and conservative parties are pushing the idea of ethnically pure societies?
I hope you’re also aware that a really free market made the financial crisis of 2008 possible in the first place. If the actors in that game had invested the money in their own countries, then the Greek population (previously to the bailout the Greek banks) wouldn’t have to repay the credits.
Anonymous, I am glad you see the light about the bank bailouts. I will react to two points you made about eugenics and the cause of the 2008 crisis.
1. Eugenics has nothing to do with the free market. It was a belief system at the beginning of the 20th century which was strongly linked to Nazism. The economic system under the Nazis was a centrally planned war economy that received a massive credit-fuelled stimulus through a debt instrument created by the German central bank called “Mefobills”. Volkswagens and Autobahns were created by credit! https://fixingtheeconomists.wordpress.com/2013/12/11/hjalmar-schacht-mefo-bills-and-the-restoration-of-the-german-economy-1933-1939/
Not only did the Nazis have a credit-fuelled centrally planned economy, they also used price controls, wage controls and capital controls . Not exactly an unfettered free market..It was in this environment that Eugenics, the racial superiority and the value of an individual to the state was revived. The Nazis were economically successful, short term at least. Germany already had a great industrial base and a serious, professional work ethic. Of course after any credit fuelled boom, there’s always a bust, but by then Germany was already at war, and looted gold was coming in.
Now fast forward to 2008 crisis, which you claim was caused by the free market regulation, it was the opposite: The crisis was actually the popping of a a subprime “housing bubble” which was caused by artificially low interest rates fixed by the US central bank, leading to excessive, unsustainable debt in the housing market. It was also fuelled by the US government’s “affordable housing” regulation which led Government-sponsored enterprises such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to give out risky loans…
As for the environment, if anything, history has shown that the destruction of the environment is a problem, regardless of the economic system. It has been this way since industrialisation. People don’t seem to care about it the environment. Maybe it’s because we live in such an artificial world…
I do not advocate for one economic system or another. I just feel it’s important not to be blind to their faults. I personally believe central-planned credit-fuelled socialism (with its central bank) has many more faults than the free market economics with its sound money.
Eugenics has nothing to do with the free market. It was a belief system at the beginning of the 20th century which was strongly linked to Nazism.
As far as I remember Eugenics had been quite popular in the UK and in the US. Thanks to the Rockefeller family the idea got some support in Germany. It’s true, whilst National socialists didn’t invent it, they were fond of the idea of getting rid of undesired people. Whilst it took other nations a long time to exterminate the unwanted (look at the long history of the genocide of the Native Americans, the so called “Indians”), Germany was faster. Maybe it’s “German efficiency” that helped to get rid of so many people in such a short period of time. Check the article on Wikipedia (English version) that deals with Nazi Eugenics.
Not only did the Nazis have a credit-fuelled centrally planned economy, …
That’s correct. The economy had been centrally planned for the upcoming war, but the profits were raked in by the industrialists, financial institutions and party members. (Several of the heirs of those industrialists who had made their fortune during WW II still belong to the richest persons in Germany.) The majority of the population got some “bread crumbs” and was allowed to do the dying at the front lines. Aside from the credit fueled stimulus another one came in the form of cheap labor (prisoners of concentration camps, prisoners of war and forced labor of mainly Eastern European citizens). Those who were deemed unfit were used for human experiments by unethical doctors like Mengele and many more. Human experiments aren’t a German invention either (check J. Marion Sims).
Now fast forward to 2008 crisis, which you claim was caused by the free market regulation, …
I never claimed the financial crisis was caused by free market regulation. The crisis was caused by financial deregulation. Repackaging debt obligation of debtors and their lenders (banks) and then selling those at stock markets caused the crisis. I’m not going as far as to blame the debtors. Some of them may have gotten their credit on fraudulent paperwork, but the majority of them had been fooled into taking out a loan. Intermediaries (for the banks) sold credits to people with bad credit ratings. Those middlemen raked in huge profits. When the whole fraudulent scheme blew up it was as the people with bad credit ratings and the buyers of the “derivatives” who realized that they had been screwed. There’s nothing wrong with trying to help with affordable housing, but there’s something entirely wrong if this brings down the economies of foreign nations. If the US banks hadn’t sold their shitty securities to foreign banks, the financial crisis probably would’ve devastated the US only. To lose roughly 300 million customers (assumed babies, the poor and the old have an economic impact, too) wouldn’t have been too bad. Thanks to “international financial markets” everything can be traded nowadays. (There had been a reason to implement the – now repealed – Glass-Steagall Act in the 30’s.)
As for the environment, if anything, history has shown that the destruction of the environment is a problem, regardless of the economic system.
As far as I remember the “green movement” was very popular at the beginning of the 80’s. I remember the first attempts at creating cars (resembling bicycles with wings) powered by photovoltaic cells. The whole movement had been abandoned in favor of all those environmentally destructive SUV’s. At the beginning of the 90′ the weight of cars had been reduced, but the reduction in weight was entirely compensated by adding air conditioning, electrical powered window lifters and several additional gadgets (look up “rebound effect”). I also remember companies wailing that they would lose competitiveness if they were forced to implement cleaning of the exhaust fumes of their chimney stacks. Some of those companies simply skirted those regulations by resettling to countries with lesser environmental standard.
China – a country that’s still officially communist – has learned the lessons of the West. A few years ago they implemented restrictions on the amount of cars that could be imported in order to fight the smog in their cities. It’s difficult to say if people of the Soviet Union would’ve shown awareness for environmental issues. As far as I know they made mistakes of their own.
The so called “free market system” is as extremely flawed as had been the Soviet style Communism. The “free market” approach will inevitably result in monopolies (in the past Standard Oil, now it’s google, facebook, amazon, Black Rock, …). Another aspect that’s not taken into account is that there can’t be endless growth on a finite planet. If we don’t come up with an alternative system we will be screwed big time. The “elites” are preparing for the inevitably by installing militarized police all over the Western World (have a look at our future: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2JBCX1Na7k). Libya also had a central bank, but it wasn’t privately owned and it wasn’t tied into our “Western system”.
Why do you list American companies as examples of the free market? The US economy with its massive military industrial complex, its fraudulent state-sponsored banking system (which I agree needs more regulation to curb its malign activities), and its captive media, actually resembles that of Nazi Germany. It’s “private property” in name only. The “private” industry is destined to serve the objectives of the state, and to reward state cronies. Sort of like “Reichswerke Hermann Goehring”.
Of course it would be nice to have a benevolent state system that actually protects the vulnerable and the environment, but that always requires an honest and capable political leader..so you are then putting your faith in a person rather than a system.
Why do you list American companies as examples of the free market? The US economy with its massive military industrial complex, its fraudulent state-sponsored banking system …
Which companies should I’ve used instead to make my point? I don’t know of many other companies with such a market share that can be called monopoly. There is no such thing as a real “free market”. That’s why I had used quotation marks. Large industries always made huge profits by bidding for state contracts and/or defrauding others. Before the emergence of the military industrial complex as we know it today Standard Oil managed to push competitors out of the market. At least in 1911 some courageous politicians used the Antitrust Act and broke up the company. Many large German companies made their fortune thanks to state contracts or involvement of the state (for example Krupp, Siemens, Lufthansa state – owned after WW II, Hugo Boss – made its fortune as supplier for Nazi uniforms …). The Japanese Mitsubishi company also had close ties to the state in its beginnings. A local bakery, butcher, restaurant, farmer, clothing store or carpenter may be considered companies of a fee market. Maybe even a small chain could also be considered a product of the free market. Indeed, several of those now large companies started at a local level. Take for example IKEA. The company started as mail-order sales business. In a free market small companies sometimes merge to a bigger company (Nabisco). How long will some small bakery be able to compete with a larger one that employs mass production? Sooner or later the small company will have to file for bankruptcy. Sound money (I assume you’re referring to a gold backed currency) will not change anything. I agree with you that centrally planned socialism doesn’t work, but I disagree that an entirely free market is the solution. (My point was to show that a so called free market is an illusion.)
The banking system might be sponsored by the state, but the central bank FED is a privately owned entity. The only “federal” part of the FED is the word Federal in its name.
… but that always requires an honest and capable political leader..so you are then putting your faith in a person rather than a system.
There are some honest and capable people out there, but I would never go as far as to put my faith in a human. I wouldn’t put my faith in a system either (a system is created by humans as well). In my opinion a system that considers all the flaws of the illusionary “free market” and the flaws of a centrally planned one and takes the best elements of both would serve us best. It should also take into account the needs of the vulnerable and the environment. As long as greed, egoism and selfishness prevails this will not be possible.
A first step into the right direction could be to consider that many products could be developed to last way longer than they actually do (minimizing obsolescence).
“Lefties are still dreaming about fascism. It doesn’t seem to occur to them that the massive mental repression which we’re already seeing is entirely of left-wing provenance”
You have some funny ideas about what’s leftist, assuming you are using that term within its traditional and historical meaning, namely the end of inequality, injustice, privilege and rule by the elite advocated by the communist and socialist movements.
The fact that modern-day so-called “socialist” leaders are adopting right-wing/capitalist policies does not mean the end of true socialism – it only means that they are betraying their cause and followers. And this is nothing new. Hitler hijacked the word socialism to set up a fascist state and crush anyone with communist or socialist ideas. Trotsky joined the Bolshevik faction of the Social Democratic Party when the Revolution was in motion as an opportunistic free-loader and became a pain in the arse to undermine communism from the inside. More recently, the Soviet leadership from Khrushchev to Gorbachev (supposedly avowed card-carrying communists) worked deliberately to bring the demise of socialism.
As long as there is injustice, inequality and rule by the privileged elite, there will always be socialism and the yearning for a communist society based on public ownership of all means of production, self-rule and co-operation among the citizens. And there will always be the Hitlers, Trotskys and Gorbachevs – and Blairs, Hollandes and others of the same scummy ilk – who profess an ideology to gain power, privilege and wealth and use that power to undermine that ideology – the traitors who in other times would line up before the scaffold and become acquainted with the sharp end of a guillotine.
» Hitler hijacked the word socialism to set up a fascist state and crush anyone with communist or socialist ideas. «
Yes, he did crush the communist leadership. But he did bring jobs, growth, food, roads, cars, affordable holiday trips (KdF, Prora, etc). Also new career opportunities based on skills, not on privileges of income or provenance. And the same obligations for everybody. And that means he did bring some socialist elements. No big revolution, just some tweaks to the system. With remarkable effect. The overwhelming majority of people liked it.
His basic insight was that discord and disunity among the people is very bad for the country. And that insight is correct.
Your last paragraph indicates that you still believe in socialism. It’s a neat idea, but that’s about it. Might be a good system for Cuba, given the alternative is a feudal society; never been there, don’t know. As for Germany, the socialist experiment is over. On the whole, it has failed big time. It was not das Paradies der Arbeiter und Bauern.
Marx wasn’t a worker, and socialism doesn’t work. Because human nature isn’t socialist.
I find it significant that after evoking “public ownership of all means of production, self-rule and co-operation “, your comment closes “with the sharp end of a guillotine.”
By the way, “inequality” … one of the notorious flaws with socialism is that they want to make everyone “equal” … except those who are more equal than others, haha! The truth is that people aren’t all equal, except before God.
Because human nature isn’t socialist.
This depends the point of view of the individual. One thing is for sure: We’ve been conditioned to be egoist and this will inevitably lead to “survival of the fittest”. What’s your take on all those offers from insurance companies to lower your fees by paying with enslaving yourself? Want to pay less for health insurance, instead of the poor slob next door, who is eating junk food all day? Just sign up to permit health insurers to track your physical health by all those nice gadgets like Apple watch, etc. Want to reduce your payments for car insurance? Quite easy, just hand over the data collected by your car and you may get a deduction – at least if you don’t drive like a Formula One Pilot. But be aware and prepared! Once your personal data is stored in the data bases of those companies who make a living from collecting each and every piece of information they can, they might also use this knowledge against you. Industry in collaboration with social sciences (by the way economics is part of social sciences as well) are trying hard to identify potential groups for targeting with their ad campaigns. This kind of classification of humans can also be used for separating the desired ones from undesired ones.
My advice to you is to read and understand history in order to know what future will look like (and it will be far from communist or socialist).
My thoughts exactly, Lumi. This is not “fascist” repression. This is more like the start of the Bolshevik take over of the west. Very much the same thing is brewing in USA.
” They could have voted to do the honest thing and leave the euro. But they voted to remain. It’s the will of the sheeple. That’s the truth, like it or not. ”
Yes and No, Lumi.
Why do think the Oligarchs, at a certain stage in the historical process, switched from a system of Monarchies to a system of Democracies ?
Because thanks to a) compulsory schooling, b) complete media control and c) full-spectrum penetration by the secret services of all institutions and political parties, the outcome of all elections and referendums could be per-engineered with 99% success rate while shifting the responsibility on the people, whose spirit as a consequence is weakened. A very sophisticated deception indeed !
“How about: » Preparing for a Soviet Repression in the EU « ? That would be closer to the truth.”
Reading such proclamations, one is tempted to say: » If only! « . Soviet Repression would, in my view, be a most appropriate antidote to cure the Western Zio-garbage. The Soviet Red Army giving the lie to Germany’s claim to parasitic entitlement springs to mind immediately.
Believe me: What the EU has in store for its subject populations is most definitely not ‘Soviet’ in nature. Free education? Excellent medicare? High culture? Bw ha ha ha
Education, healthcare and culture are still national systems. The EU has nothing in store here.
The notion of “Germany’s claim to parasitic entitlement” is bizarre and ridiculous. If you consider accomplishments in science, technology and culture, Germany has been a major contributor to European and indeed global progress for more than five centuries. Just like several other countries.
If you only refer to 41-45, then we could launch another round of the tiresome blame game (Suvorov’s Icebreaker etc); I see no reason to triumph there – because the victor in the horrible war between Germany and Russia were the USA and international plutocracy. Stalin’s objective was Bordeaux, so to speak, but he only got to Berlin, and at horrendous cost.
And repression can never be a good antidote. People don’t like to be repressed. Not even by your cherished Soviets. Ask the people that had the good fortune to be occupied by the Soviets whether they found the experience beneficial. This is still a somewhat burdenful legacy on Russia.
Yes, the Soviet system also had its good sides. But it is my opinion that a majority of Russians by far prefer the Putin system to the Soviet system.
“Germany has been a major contributor to European and indeed global progress for more than five centuries. Just like several other countries.”
That is true. But it sadly didn’t discourage the über-horrible Stalin from flatly refusing to surrender. Western supremacism assumes wrongly that the world cannot see the rank parasitism which the West represents and, secondly, that it is unable to change the status quo. Putin evokes the very same emotions among the Zio-garbage as does Stalin — and the Zio-garbage is dead right.
Education, healthcare and culture are still national systems.
Your statement might’ve been correct decades ago, but today it isn’t anymore.
Helios GmbH and Asklepios are just two examples of private companies operating hospitals. So, healthcare isn’t entirely national anymore.
Are you aware that education is also in the process of being transformed? The transformation process is slow, but it’s continuing. There are for example the Munich Business School, the European Business School or the Mediadesign Hochschule in Berlin. Remember the scandal about the Odenwaldschule? That school is a private school as well. Austerity in Germany also affects cultural institutions. Some theaters had been struggling for years or gone out of business, because the couldn’t be financed anymore by public funds.
The notion of “Germany’s claim to parasitic entitlement” is bizarre and ridiculous. If you consider accomplishments in science, technology and culture, …
The notion isn’t entirely incorrect. Germany is not self-sustaining. The same applies to France, Italy, Spain, and many more countries. Only a few European countries posses Copper mines or Bauxite mines. None of those mines are located in Germany. The same applies for oil deposits. Those few drops that are of German origins wouldn’t be enough to keep all the cars rolling on German streets.
If the German government hadn’t “bailed out” German banks and forced those governments of Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Spain into submission, those citizens with deposits larger than 100.000 EUR (that’s the amount which officially would be reimbursed by the state) would’ve lost quite some money. The troika still forces Greeks to make even more concessions when it comes to privatizations. Greece had been forced to sell the most valuable airports, ports and other infrastructure for prices far below the real value. For the German (partial state owned) FRAPORT some purchases had been quite some bargain.
America and Europe, the self-styled leaders of democracy, fredom and human rights, are unleashing lawlessness and wars of aggression
US, Europe Unleashing Lawlessness and War
Got plenty ‘illegal immigrant detention centres’ in the great southern land of Australia too.
Welcome to the jungle…
Preparing for a “Fascist Repression in Europe?”, as if it stopped?
Isreal runs europe.
+6 000 000
Interesting but a lot like deep military analyses from the Saker of late. These do not factor-in the players at the top level. These ‘elite’ idiots are second-level players only. They are boring, incompetent and incapable of effecting any of their plans. Wake up world. These so-called neo-cons and company are not worth spitting on. Cheney, McCain et al are never going to achieve one single thing on their agendas. Its game over. Lets be more positive and courageous. Why play idiots silly games? No reason whatsoever. In the end WE – the deadbeats – win.
So lets gird our loins, stand up as men and laugh in their faces. YOU creeps aren’t going to win.
I am not sure about the conclusion that the exercises of the German military are meant for a sort of ‘rising of the dissatisfied masses’. In fact, the situation as @XCV describes about Greece, with a kind of ignorant population, is applicable to most of Western Europe.
Things are simmering. Southern Europe slides away in poverty, France is on its way to collapsing, dark forces are working towards a Greater Albania. In Kosovo training camps of ISIS are located. The French military has had exercises like the Germans. The EU is flooding Europe with millions of Arab and African immigrants of which maybe 10% is a real refugee, most of them are illiterate and have no education at all. They end up in no-go areas.
What we see here is a sinister project of the EU elite.
Years ago I hadn’t heard of him either, but this a plan of Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi. It is described in his book ‘Praktischer Realismus’, which is officially forbidden in Europe. It describes the (according to him) necessary genocide of the original European people. If you don’t believe me, read the description for yourself: http://balder.org/judea/Richard-Coudenhove-Kalergi-Practical-Idealism-Vienna-1925.php
All actions of the EU (that resembles me more of the Soviet Union then a kind of United States of Europe) are in line with that.
Btw, thanks for those excellent articles of F. William Engdahl and Finian Cunningham.
“All actions of the EU (that resembles me more of the Soviet Union than a kind of United States of Europe) are in line with that.”
Whitey’s fear of the great unwashed certainly has got entertainment value. Invoking the meme of “genocide” might have been justified if there were attempts at selected sterilization going on. Rather, Whitey is too lazy and stupid to get off and procreate. Imperialist privilege surely dulls people which enjoy them. The Soviets were a different breed entirely.
Check the following two links and think again if the population is ignorant. Many seem to have given up voting, but that doesn’t imply that they don’t long for a change.
When it comes to to certain trends (privatization, etc.), the US is at least a decade ahead of other Western countries. With regard to militarization of police or using military inside the respective country, Europe is catching up.
Modern european army units are too small to control anything. They barely can perform their military tasks on limited targets, go figure control the european cities and countryside.
This will not be a popular opinion with the unreconstructed Marxist commentariat here, but “Fascism” is the *literally* the *only* thing that can save Europe and you should be praying for it. The *only* way Europe will ever make amends to Russia, apologize for the wrongs committed against Her and start trying to demonstrate our good faith will be under a practical fascist European system. If Russia and Russians want to avert war with Atlanticism, they need to start supporting right-wing, fascist, pro-white, nationalist movements in Europe, US and the Commonwealth – because those are objectively the only groups that want peace and comity with Russia. They also need to start agitating against the Papacy from the Right.
Actually, there is substance to the above conclusions. Liberalism is what really needs to be dealt with, especially with regard to Western imperialism’s endless wars. With regard to Russia and China, Marxism is just another Western supremacist creed. These days it is just Liberalism’s despicable side-kick (‘Cultural Marxism’).
Are you so desperate for a job in a concentration camp? Don’t worry, with the present trajectory of our system we will soon find ourselves at that point again. What would you suggest: rebuilding the old concentration camps or building new ones? Who should be killed off first: the low IQ folks, the brown skinned, the Muslims, Catholics (you’re the one agitating against Papacy), the sick, the old ones? Maybe we should start with applying a cost-benefit calculation to each person in order to decide who will be permitted to live and who is doomed to die.
The only advice I would like to give you is to be prepared. If the cost-benefit calculation judges you as not valuable enough, you shouldn’t start to complain. You knew what was coming.
the americans don’t want WWIII they just want the mexican stand off they had last time, it ensures they can continue to run the war economy and bleed tax payers dry whilst keeping them in fear of the ‘dreaded commie’ and thus ensuring they give all their taxes over to the ‘war’ cabinet. The US is a parasite and a good parasite never kills its host. I mean really we can leave them to it and the Russians and the Chinese, Brics and the SCO can get on with the new world order leaving the Yanks and the west to live in some sort of distorted dictatorship and ecomomic repression. Eurasia needs to concentrate on its new gold backed currency, it’s alternative to SWIFT and its undermining of the petro dollar via exchange in local currencies. At the slightest hint of REAL conflict the Chinese should unload their US debt and finish them off overnight, thus ensuring any conflict would be fairly short lived and disastrous for the US. Of course the only real worry is nuclear war but in that scenario we are all screwed but hopefully we’ll get to see how good the S400/500 really are and whether Russias air shield is a functioning reality..
“This extends well to Globalization’s declaration of Justice: ‘All that’s yours is mine, and all that’s mine is mine.’ ”
With regard to Western society, I find that there actually is appreciable justice in the above declaration (assuming that ‘mine’ refers to the proverbial 1%). It is indeed the 1% that loots the Third World and, hence, it’s entirely their rightful decision to what extent they see fit to share the spoils with the West’s “99%”. It’s quite amusing when the latter feel “betrayed” and start howling, moaning, and groaning about “Bolshevism”, “USSA”, and what-have-you.
Better start thinking and behaving like a Doughnut Ecopnomist then :)
2017 is the hundredth anniversary of Fatima. This year marks the beginning of both civil wars/revolutions in most countries followed by the apparent takeover of what is left of humanity, apparent because God will intervene forcefully like He did during Noah’s time. The next few years will be sorry ones at that! Prepare spiritually, please.