by Eric Zuesse for The Saker Blog
The global alliance for evil is the system that’s behind the current reality, which some call “permanent war for permanent peace,” and others call “perpetual war for perpetual peace,” but it’s the same thing no matter what it’s called: the ‘national security’ system that exists today, and that was accurately foreseen (and dramatically embellished) in George Orwell’s allegorical novel, 1984. What it is, in reality, is the coerced taking from the public so as to further enrich the aristocracy. And here’s how this system functions, in reality: the aristocracy are the billionaires who control their country’s government and own controlling blocs of stock not only in the privately owned news-media but in the privately owned firms (such as Lockheed Martin and BAE) that make weapons which are sold only to their own government and to the governments which are allied with it. Those governments collectively are called ‘allies’, and thus constitute an international team of aristocracies whose weapons are made by their team and are used against any governments which this team of aristocracies chooses to label as the team’s ‘enemies’. These ‘enemies’ are any nations that are targeted to be conquered by this aristocratic team. The publics in any given country in this aristocratic team — the global alliance for evil — have no real say-so in any of this, but are instead simply forced to fund this aristocratic operation, this operation for international conquest. The public are being forced to fund it (fund their government’s purchase of these corporations’ weapons) by the taxes that they pay to the sovereign government that is their master, and of which government those taxpayers are actually mere subjects (subjects actually of the owners of those weapons-making firms and news-media). These subjects are propagandistically called ‘citizens’ of that given ‘democracy’, in order to ‘justify’ these coerced takings by their aristocracy, to fund its participation in international conquest. This system for international conquest is used by the global alliance for evil, because this is the only system that can even possibly be carried to the point of final victory, which “victory” is an all-encompassing global conquest, the team’s final emergence as the global victor — their goal. No other system than the global alliance for evil can even possibly achieve such victory, which imperialistic aristocracies have always dreamed about; and its main targets now are Russia, Iran, and China; but, first, allies of those targets are targeted, in order to weaken those three.
That paragraph, above, describes the basic structure of these dictatorships, the ones in the global alliance for evil (each and every one of them). (In 1984, Orwell allegorically called this future alliance “Oceania”.) The basic structure is not simple, it’s a complex system: it’s entirely interdependent, so that no part of it can be accurately understood outside the context stated in that paragraph. It’s the context that enables this enormous scam — this vast aristocratic theft from the public — to function effectively. Anyone who doesn’t understand this structure isn’t understanding the basic reality in international relations, nor even the basic reality within that person’s own country. Maybe democracy exists somewhere as being more than a propagandized lie, but democracy certainly does not exist, and cannot exist, within the global alliance for evil. Democracy doesn’t exist there, because that alliance is obsessively committed to the system for conquest, and dictatorship is essential to this system’s functioning at all. It cannot happen in an authentic democracy, because this system consists only of aristocratic rule. The public are mere pawns in such an operation.
This operation is an evil which dwarfs even the evil of churches that use their parishioners’ money in order to sustain the mini-aristocracy called a “theocracy” over their ‘flock’ of sheep to rape or even to slaughter. For example, on Sunday, August 26th, Zero Hedge bannered “In ‘Historic Bombshell’, Vatican Official Accuses Pope Francis Of Covering Up Sexual Abuse, Calls For Resignation”, and linked to this document, dated on August 22, which states:
I had always believed and hoped that the hierarchy of the Church could find within itself the spiritual resources and strength to tell the whole truth, to amend and to renew itself. That is why, even though I had repeatedly been asked to do so, I always avoided making statements to the media, even when it would have been my right to do so, in order to defend myself against the calumnies published about me, even by high-ranking prelates of the Roman Curia. But now that the corruption has reached the very top of the Church’s hierarchy, my conscience dictates that I reveal those truths regarding the heart-breaking case of the Archbishop Emeritus of Washington, D.C., Theodore McCarrick, which I came to know in the course of the duties entrusted to me by St. John Paul II, as Delegate for Pontifical Representations, from 1998 to 2009, and by Pope Benedict XVI, as Apostolic Nuncio to the United States of America, from October 19, 2011 until end of May 2016.
Furthermore, on August 28th, Prof. Michel Chossudovsky, at his Global Research site, headlined “Who is Pope Francis? Jorge Mario Bergoglio and Argentina’s ‘Dirty War’”, and exposed that despite the carefully PRed ‘progressive’ image of this Pope, he had actually been “one of the main supporters – within the Catholic hierarchy – of Argentina’s military dictatorship which came to power in March 1976,” and that Bergoglio even had “played a direct and complicit role in the ‘Dirty War’.” All of this was well-known at the time, but covered-up by The West’s PR agencies (or ‘news’ media) when Bergoglio became appointed as Pope Francis in 2013. (Such “rewriting history” was a major theme of Orwell’s 1984.)
But that’s truth only about the world’s largest religion, the Roman Catholic Church, the mother-church of all Christian denominations and the one that wrote and selected the documents which comprise the New Testament and thus comprise the standard account of the life and mission of the Jewish rabbi (he’s referred-to several times as such even in the canonical Gospel-accounts which that Church wrote about) Jesus as the ‘mashiach’ or supposed Savior of all sinners or violators of the Jews’ Scripture, the Torah, which Catholics subsequently called “the Pentateuch” or first five books of that own new Church’s “Old Testament.” (It’s truth about our culture’s ‘history’ as an ongoing “rewritten history.”)
The global alliance for evil is even worse than that Church, because the global alliance for evil is now posing a serious threat of nuclear annihilation of all civilization; and therefore it needs to be understood, before it attains this end — the end of all of us.
Which countries, then, fit the description that the first paragraph here provides? Which countries constitute the global alliance for evil?
All allies of the U.S. Government do. What was described in that first paragraph fits each and every one of them, though to different degrees within each, to the extent that there are different degrees to which each of America’s allies is essential to America’s aristocracy. That’s the aristocracy of the global center, the hub of the aristocratic wheel, which is proudly but entirely propagandistically called ‘The Western Alliance’ (as if good and evil are represented respectively by “The West” versus “The East”), and which alliance constitutes the global alliance for evil.
For example, UK and Australia are certainly members of the global alliance for evil, and on August 26th, the retired Australian diplomat Brian Cloughley headlined at Strategic Culture, “Britain Prepares for War Against Russia”, and he astutely observed that,
The headline in the UK newspaper the Daily Mail on August 7 encapsulated much that is paranoid in sad modern Britain. It read “Russian warships pass through English Channel as Putin’s armed forces ratchet up pressure on the Royal Navy.” …
The Brexit pantomime is taking place in an era in which it is recorded that “As benefits are cut and rents soar, Britain has seen a staggering rise in homelessness: the number of rough sleepers in England alone has more than doubled since 2010. Almost 1.2 million older people in Britain, as well as another one million disabled people, are living without the social care they need for basics such as eating, dressing and washing. It’s horrific: severely ill people forced to wait 14 hours to go to the toilet or wheelchair users who, with no assistant to help them cook, are now malnourished.”
But this dreadful state of affairs means nothing to those who lack for nothing — which includes politicians of the governing Conservative Party who demand that more taxpayers’ money must be spent on military hardware. …
So on August 18 the UK’s Daily Express newspaper, a sad wreck of its former self, and now competing with the Daily Mail in publicising ‘celebs’ and headlining articles of ultra-nationalist tripe, ran a piece headlined “Royal Navy’s £3bn warship launches to tackle ‘frightening’ Russians.” Just how it’s going to deter anyone is not explained, because it hasn’t any aircraft and won’t be operational until 2021. It cost over 4 billion dollars and its yet-to-arrive 36 F-35 aircraft will cost a minimum of 90 million dollars each. This is in a country where the Joseph Rowntree Foundation records that some 14 million people live in poverty – more than one in five of the population.
The sick farce of Britain’s preparation for war against Russia is shown to be even more absurd by the plain facts of comparative expenditure. It is never mentioned by Britain’s defence ministers or the compliant media (from which are excluded the BBC, the Guardian and the Independent) that in 2017, as reported by IHS Jane’s, Russia’s defence expenditure for 2017-2018 was approved at $51.35 billion while that of the UK was some $57 billion. Indeed, the annual military expenditure of NATO’s European members is $254 billion, or about five times that of Russia, and they spend a lot of it deploying forces ever closer to Russia’s borders. Aggression, anyone?
That encapsulates very well the main feature of the global alliance for evil: the aristocracy’s trade-off of reducing even their own public’s welfare so as to increase the aristocratic alliance’s global control. The real war isn’t between countries; it is between classes: the aristocrats versus the public. In this sense, it’s a war which has existed since human civilization began. But only now is it actually being carried to the point that all of civilization, and even all life on Earth, is seriously endangered by it. That’s why it’s now unquestionably the global alliance for evil. It’s no longer merely 1984. It is reality.
Here are the members of this alliance:
“TIV of arms exports from United States, 2007-2017”
The top 16:
Saudi Arabia 10789
S. Korea 7964
Since the Saud family are overwhelmingly the top U.S. arms-importer, here’s SIPRI’s summary of that family’s global arms-imports:
In 2013–17 Saudi Arabia was the world’s second largest arms importer from all nations [with India edging it out as #1 globally], with arms imports increasing by 225 per cent compared with 2008–12. By the end of 2017 many more weapons were on order [because of the Saud family’s $400 billion weapons-purchase negotiated with Trump that year], indicating continuing high levels of arms transfers for at least five more years. The previous peak in Saudi Arabia’s arms imports occurred in 1995–99, when it was also the world’s second largest arms importer. However, its arms imports in 2013–17 were 48 per cent higher than those in 1995–99. Unlike in the late 1990s, Saudi Arabia now uses the weapons it has imported in large-scale combat, in particular in Yemen. In 2013–17, 61 per cent of Saudi Arabia’s arms imports came from the USA and 23 per cent from the UK. Deliveries during this period included 78 combat aircraft, 72 combat helicopters, 328 tanks and about 4000 other armoured vehicles.
However, in terms of actual ‘defense’ expenditures, the U.S. Government currently spends around half of the entire global total; it’s actually spending around $1.5 trillion per year on (what else would one call it in George Orwell’s Newspeak?) ‘Defense’.
The best PR description of how the U.S. State Department’s Directorate of Defense and Trade Controls works jointly with the U.S. Defense Department’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency as, in essence, the chief sales-and-marketing operation for U.S. weapons-makers, throughout the world, and determines which nations are ‘allies’ (buyers of U.S. weaponry) and which are ‘enemies’ (targets of U.S. weaonry), is found starting on page 107 of Dr. Spencer L. Willardson’s 2013 PhD thesis, “Under the influence Of arms: the foreign policy causes and consequences of arms transfers”. But the bottom-line, even there — a sympathetic American treatment — is that if the U.S. President doesn’t like a particular weapons-maker, that President can retaliate or maybe even destroy it, merely by having his/her Administration sell only manufacturers that are cooperating with him/her. Usually, all of America’s weapons-makers are supporting the President, as being their chief sales-person. Furthermore, any country that fails to buy enough U.S. weapons to satisfy those companies, will possibly become a U.S. ‘enemy’, no longer an ‘ally’ — and that’s a very high cost to any nation. The top export-markets for U.S. weapons-producers are the U.S. Government’s top ‘allies’, and the top export-markets for the weapons produced by a U.S. ‘enemy’ nation (such as Russia) become thereby ‘enemy’ nations to the U.S. The U.S. alliance (U.S. diplomatic and military policies) are driven by weapons-sales, not by the national interest of the U.S. or any other public. All of these countries are dictatorships, each controlled by its respective national aristocracy. This has already been scientifically established as true for the U.S. itself.
The central members of the global alliance for evil are the Governments, representing respectively, the national aristocracies, of three nations: U.S., Saudi Arabia, and Israel. Whereas America’s aristocracy is the core (the main armaments-seller and war-profiteer) in the alliance; the royal family of Saudi Arabia is the main stanchion for the foreign-exchange value of the U.S. dollar and is also the main customer purchasing those weapons so as to keep itself in power; and the aristocracy of Israel is the Sauds’ mainstay as the Sauds’ proxy-lobbyists in the U.S. Congress. So: it’s a tight-knit threesome at the top.
However, while magazines representing U.S. weapons-makers want there to be a formal U.S. commitment to go to war for Israel, that’s not done, but there is instead a less formal such commitment: the U.S. military do tell Israel that “according to [Israeli Brig.-Gen Zvika] Haimovitch, ‘I am sure once the order comes we will find here US troops on the ground to be part of our deployment and team to defend the State of Israel.’ And those US troops who would be deployed to Israel, are prepared to die for the Jewish state, [US Air Force Third Air Force Commander Lt. Gen. Richard] Clark said. ‘We are ready to commit to the defense of Israel and anytime we get involved in a kinetic fight there is always the risk that there will be casualties. But we accept that.’” America’s troops live and die for both the owners and the customers of America’s weapons-manufacturers, and are being paid by U.S. taxpayers to do that, just as all the rest of the trillion-dollar-plus annual U.S. military expenditure is being paid by the U.S. public. It’s just part of their cost for serving the U.S. aristocracy — the people who control the U.S. Government.
Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.
It’s the old, essentially biological, dilemma.
The evil starts with some people wanting to tell other people what to do. There is a positive feedback dynamic to it. Like in a pack of dogs, or wolves, where one dog is the alpha top-dog. The leader of the pack gets his jollies pushing the others around. And if one of them gets out of line, the leader’s lieutenants give the miscreant a ‘tune up’…
On the other horn of the dilemma are the anarchists. people who want neither to take nor give orders. Don’t want employees or to find things for the others to do. The ones who would have us all mind our own business.
But then, groups of people (or wolves) can accomplish so much more than individuals, even when the returns are divided up among the pack. And the bigger a group gets, the better chances it has of defeating rival groups. Among humans, we now have nations with millions of individuals, corporations with hundreds of thousands, and religious groups with billions.
How do such large groupings maintain their organization? It hardly matters which philosopher the organization was based on — Karl Marx, or Adam Smith, or George Washington, or Henry Ford, or Jesus. By the time someone has gotten to the top of such an enormous pile of individuals, that alpha-individual is strongly selected for sociopathy. And among humans, a variety of peculiar behavior.
A wolf pack will fragment and form multiple packs before it gets so top-heavy.
I think I read today the most convincing and deeply true explanation of western position.
Two explanations, the first one vulgarly materialistic and the other deeply metaphysic.
Meeting of ambassadors and permanent representatives of Russia
“Unfortunately, there are forces in the United States that put their narrow group and party interests before national ones.”
The Metaphysics to Our Present Global Anguish
“But what really riles the globalists is the contemporary trend, manifested most particularly, by Russia, towards a pluralism which privileges one’s culture, history, religiosity and ties of blood, land and language – and which sees in this re-appropriation of traditional values, the path to the re-sovereigntisation of a particular people.”
“Why should this seem so ‘diabolical’ to the western global élites? Why all the hysteria? Well … they ‘scent’ in Russian Eurasianism (and so-called populism, more generally) a stealth reversion to the old, pre-Socratic values: For the Ancients, as just one example, the very notion of ‘man’, in that way, did not exist. There were only men: Greeks, Romans, barbarians, Syrians, and so on. This stands in obvious opposition to universal, cosmopolitan ‘man’.”
The point is western civilization is in decline.
Be it spirtually or in the material sphere.
Decline in both spheres being related.
Actually material success would self-justify spiritual ambitions.
Spirituality in turn being the civilizational substrate of material advance as well as cement and justification of earthly socio-political organization.
In both spheres Western civilization is in crisis.
As alternate model are catching up.
That is simply the end of Western dominance and the so called West needs to come to term with this very fact.
Spiritually and Materialistically.
Surely when the USSR collapsed that was not the end of history.
From that point the US led the West in a downward spiral. 30 years of accumulated pathetic ans disgusting failures come home to roost.
From Iraq to Afghanistan, from WTO to unipolar world order.
Squandering trillion and offshoring jobs and know how for no significant political or strategic gain.
Only to satisfy stupid messianic/spiritual hubris and for the material benefit of the 1% at the expense of their nation and citizenry.
Truly a failed and corrupt elite.
And with their failed policies allowed others to succeed and gain material power which self-justify their own spiritual model.
China and Russia should be delighted !
Could there have been better outcome ?
I’m not sure why Britain is not also included as one of the top countries in the alliance of evil. The creation and direction of America came from the Masonic order. Even the CIA was created by Tavistock.
The only exception I take to this article is the calling of the Roman Catholic Church the mother of all Christians. It isn’t. This may be appropriate to say of all Protestant churches which sprang from Rome and thus she is their mother. But the Orthodox Church of the east did not and as such is not dependent on Rome for the bible.
Christ our God told us that at the end there would be a time of great upheaval and war and a time of persecution, a great tribulation which had never occurred and will never occur again. I see no way to avoid what is coming. These dark forces are engulfing the entire planet.
Your last three lines kept my attention, I think in the same way, only, only I try to have hope for the better. In fact is an inner battle, within our soul and in our mind, we know the outcome, yet we still hope, hope, hope…
Here is an article that looks at how the U.S. defense industry buys Washington:
This is largely why the American government is pushing defense products built by American companies on the rest of the world.
Excellent article. I would only like to add, that the evil always uses the old worn out motto “We the good guys, defending World’s Democracy from the Evil”. The funny thing is that it’s the “Democracy promoters” who go around murdering millions of people in order to line up pockets of the few.
Does any one buy this BS? Of course, the idiots paying $B to support the propaganda machine (read Cable TV, all the Data for the cellphones and tablets, etc).
Oh, they have another motto also. “If we weren’t doing it someone else would!” False, of course.
An excellent article. I would like to add a few points. Eric Zuesse is using the term “international aristocracy’s” to describe the people who run their countries on behalf of Anglo-American bankers. I think the term is perhaps misleading. It would be more fitting to call them “international oligarchs”, an international elite which does not function as a homogeneous team, but rather a heterogeneous collection of associates who pretend allegiance to Washington and London.
This is a very dangerous situation for the Anglo-American bankers, and for two reasons. First of all, the oligarchs in client states have to sell their policies to domestic populations, and this is not going too well. The term “populism” is becoming well known. There is nothing more oligarchs fear than the “mob” rising against them, and in Europe people are questioning the existence of both the EU and NATO. As I have written before, there is no mood in Europe for World War Three, certainly not against Russia. I wonder if Washington DC has fully grasped this.
Secondly, politics is at the mercy of economics and not the other way round. Everything revolves around money. Trump has demanded that EU NATO members increase their financial contributions to NATO, and I don’t see this happening, as this can only happen if domestic expenditures are reduced, causing a social backlash, something European oligarchs are not prepared to accept, knowing the consequences. Then, of course, we have the personal interests of European oligarchs, who are not prepared to sacrifice their personal ambitions for the interests of the Anglo-American bankers, let alone see volatile social situations surface in the countries in which they live. On the one hand they are receiving demands from Anglo-American bankers, while on the other hand they are seeing such organizations as the Shanghai Cooperation Zone and the Eurasian Economic Union offer them fair trade with full respect for the sovereign status of their countries. What is going to happen in the end, taking into consideration the full potential of Eurasia ? Analysts are already stating that it is only a matter of time before a rift occurs between the European and US elites. It’s going that way. Two weeks ago Putin attended the wedding of the Austrian Foreign Minister, and in the course of same day flew to Germany, where he met Merkel. The two visits were obviously coordinated. Trump was not invited to Austria, which says plenty.
Other terms have been used over time, such as including cosmopolitan. And so this can go on for a great distance. Cosmopolitan oligarchs, atlanticist oligarchs, etc.
“Everything revolves around money.” Power comes first. Money is just a tool for them, as they can create any amount of it, unlike the great masses that cannot create a penny.
”America’s troops live and die for both the owners and the customers of America’s weapons-manufacturers, and are being paid by U.S. taxpayers to do that, just as all the rest of the trillion-dollar-plus annual U.S. military expenditure is being paid by the U.S. public.”
Wrong. It’s the countries and peoples raped and enslaved by Western imperialism that ultimately foot the bill of militarism. The Pindos correctly appreciate their Government’s genocides, lawlessness, and thuggery precisely because that’s what keeps the gravy train going. If the moronic US population and similar constituencies in other Western countries were to carry the burden of Western ’defence’ spending on their own, they would be starving outright (while passionately blaming foreigners in general and anti-Western governments in particular — the latter ones quite correctly so).
They already are starving and losing a lot of money due to militarism and the international financial market derivatives scam of bankers. Trump was a outsider elected to reduce this ,but the neocons and CIA have boxed him into a corner.
El Trumpo had no such intentions, and neither did his electorate. Both are seeing the writing on the wall for the US Reich, but with Trump and his neocons having made a proper assessment to the effect that Russia must be vanquished, dissolved, and plundered in order to MAGA. Sadly, however, Russia will not have it.
Nussi, I am with you on both comments. Except, why sadly? It’s actually good, that Russia is in a position to keep those vultures at bay, having spilled not much blood in Syria, so far.
To BF, above. The “International Aristocracy” as Zuesse puts it are the usual culprits, who stay nameless.
Like the Schwartz aka Soros, and his buddies.
”It’s actually good, that Russia is in a position to keep those vultures at bay, having spilled not much blood in Syria, so far.”
You’re not saying!
you are right – in my 13 or so years spent in the US of AIPAC – I don’t think I have ever met an Americans who actually honestly think what their military does around the world (killing people for oil etc) is wrong.
I always have a feeling they expect some kind of kick-back – if only they remain obedient cheerleaders/slaves.
I’ve heard an educated (and famous) friend say – why don’t we just NUKE Iraq?! I could tell she was fearful from listening too much NPR and watching too much TV. She honestly thought that could be a good solution.
I replied to her – why not just nuke Israel? (She is jewish) – I asked her what had Iranians ever done to her or anyone else to deserve her nukes. She could not reply.
Americans have been brainwashed to think associating themselves with the biggest bully is a good policy – they are on average the biggest cowards I have seen in any country (that was one of the biggest surprises for me – and it took me years to see – being in DC when Snowden’s NSA leaks were published helped me see their character well – everyone was really scared and quiet – pretending nothing was happening).
I emailed a friend whose father wrote the Civil Rights Act (he was also I think Kennedy’s Attorney General). My friend seemed scared and told me to watch what I am saying…I could not believe it. it was around that time that I realized an average Eastern European granny has more balls than most Americans).
Do not forget the old saying: “American brawn and British brains”
I take it that this is a British saying. It never made it to the place where I grew up down in KKK-land where all “ferrners” were hated.
In the first place, let’s call things by their real names. Rule by the rich is not aristocracy, it is plutocracy. I realize most modern writers have been brainwashed by the Enlightenment and the ideals of the French Revolution. At any rate, his views of the Church, as if the Church could be reduced to contemporary history, rather than avoiding its immense riches throughout the entire 2,000 years of its existence, both East and West. Frankly, it reads like a crypto Marxist.
For a genuinely scholarly history of Christian Europe I recommend ChrisWickham’s “The Inheritance of Rome.” It might be worth trying studying the Church Fathers to finally understand what Christianity is; and luminaries such as St. Catherine of Siena to understand what Christianity in the medieval West was really like in its spiritual essence.; and for the Eastern Church, there is an excellent English translation of the Philokalia.
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The USA cannot afford peace. The more war the more profit.- More weapons sales, More loans for reconstruction, Prevention of a united world against USA empire. Must be strange thing in these protestant megachurchs, do they pray ‘Lord please may there be no peace on this earth, provide this day my investments in Lockheed a rise, so that I may have my comfortable pension in this life and an SUV in the next’?
It’s really sickening seeing how those “devotees” frequenting places of worships while in real life they justify any “legal” means in the name of profit.
It’s not really surprising though as the rot comes from the psychopath families on the top of the pyramid..
‘Most of us have never been taught about resource wars.’ Funny that… considering all wars… are resource wars… but then we can’t have the masses believing the world is not finite. Fast Eddy
One should spend some time reading up on finite world resources because as I have come to see we are entering a world where the cost of resource extraction, oil particularly, is going to hammer our world’s economy hard. I think Gail Tverberg got it correct:
“Actually, peak oil will never happen, the way peak oilers expected it to happen. Instead, we will reach financial collapse that few people will connect with energy or oil. Oil Prices will stay too low for producers to extract the oil that seems to be available. The 50 or so years of supply that seems to be available is an illusion. https://ourfiniteworld.com/2018/08/02/supplemental-energy-puts-humans-in-charge/comment-page-34/#comment-184532
and more :
It never ceases to amaze me how little we have learned in school seems to be right. If I could figure these things out, a whole lot of other people should have been able to as well. I think the military has had things figured out for along tme.
I once was invited to the Naval War Academy in Rhode Island (with a lot of other folks) to talk about issues the world would encounter as the economy hit limits. My main answer was, “Problems getting adequate funding.” I probably could have added more things now.
I talked to someone from the Naval War College in Rhode Island at the complexity conference up at Cambridge last month. He was the person who introduced Carmen Reinhart at the conference. He was a whole lot more interested in talking to me than Carmen was. The Naval War College is still obviously still trying to figure out what goes on with shortages. I can probably send him a link to this article.https://ourfiniteworld.com/2018/08/27/how-energy-shortages-really-affect-the-economy/comment-page-1/#comment-185382
From the Spiegel article:
Gorbachev, as Genscher [the German Minister for Foreign Affairs participating in negotiations] observed at the time, “is only interested in what is happening at the moment.” And at that moment, there was turmoil throughout the Soviet Union, whose ethnic groups were striving for independence. “What can I do?” Gorbachev said at the time. “Azerbaijan and Lithuania, radical reformers on the one hand, social democrats on the other, and the blows are getting more and more painful, the economy is limping along, AND THE PEOPLE ARE RUNNING OUT OF ENERGY.” http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/germany-s-unlikely-diplomatic-triumph-an-inside-look-at-the-reunification-negotiations-a-719848-5.html
The Spiegel continues on what happend in 1990:
Gorbachev, the moralist, knew that this wasn’t his finest hour. According to the minutes of a conversation with Genscher, he sought to justify his actions by saying that he was “not a bargainer and certainly not an extortionist.” In the end, Germany’s financial payments to the Soviet Union made during the course of reunification amounted to a total of about 55 billion deutschmarks — a sum that amounted to the equivalent of only eight days of work for West Germans in 1990.
Mr. Zuesse if there is a global alliance for evil it may well be because they see the writing on the wall.
Lastly in relation to this may I add the unusual and strange events now inflicting our planets in crop cirlces and such. I especially zero in on those strange trumpet like blasts that are going off in the atmosphere. Google it for yourself and ask yourself why were they occurring in the first month of the year? That can be explained
from Jewish history about the Shofar which is a ram’s horn that was blown in the first month of the Jewish year. The blowing of such a horn had many meanings like A WARING OF SOME IMPENDING DANGER which the nation had to be aware of. More significantly though is how its blowing was meant to be a call to reflect upon one’s transgressions from the previous year in the hopes of influencing God’s judgment for the coming new year! Are these trumpets then a warning for us to get our hearts and minds right with God?
It is looking as if Mathew 24 and 25 is now fully coming into view.
Additionally, imagine this article about the coming price increase of diesel.
Believe me this is going to hurt!
or this article about trucker shortage
I work in the oil and gas industry in a non elite role and believe me this talk of Gail’s about affordability crisis that is happening is something I can attest to. She is correct to when she says that if wages of non elite workers could rise high enough to pay for the output of the economy we likely wouldn’t have a problem. That is clearly not happening.
and here is an interesting article by non other than Boone Pickens himself:
Financial Post article dated Tuesday June 17, 2008:
“World crude oil production has topped out at 85 million barrels per day even as demand keeps climbing, helping to drive a stunning surge in prices, billionaire oil investor T. Boone Pickens said on Tuesday.
“I do believe you have peaked out at 85 million barrels a day globally,” Mr. Pickens, who heads BP Capital hedge fund with more than US$$ billion under management, said during testimony to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
The United States alone has been using 21 million barrels of the 85 million and producing about 7 of the 21, so if I could take just a minute on this point, the demand is about 86.4 million barrels a day, and when the demand is greater than the supply, the price has to go up until it kills demand, ” Mr Pickens told lawmakers.
U.S. crude futures have risen by a third since the start of the year and more than sixfold since 2002 as surging demand from China and other developing nations outpaces new production.
Oil slipped on Tuesday, a day after touching a record high near US $140 a barrel, but remained above US 133 a barrel.
Mr. Pickens who announced a US 2 billion investment in wind energy earlier this year, told lawmakers during a hearing on renewable electricity that he expected “the price of oil will go up further.” Without alternatives, the cost of foreign oil will drain the United States of more resources, he said.
and lastly your mentioning of the homeless touches a cord in me because no question the prices of real estate is simply absurd. There is no justification for it other than greed. It reminds me so well of that quote by Paul Warburg after witnessing the unbelievably stupidity of the roaring thirties:
“The world lives in a fools paradise based upon fictitious wealth, rash promises and mad illiusions. We must beware of booms based upon false prosperity which has its roots in inflated credits and prices.”
Voila, ladies and gentlemen. Truly we never learn from history and this time I doubt if very many are going to survive the next coming crash!
Thank God He has provided a way off this insane asylum when the time comes.
Thank you so much, Mr. Zuesse, for labelling these murderous Mafiosi thugs for what they are; “aristocrats”. I get so weary of seeing them called “elite” when they are anything but.
It’s this rape and distortion of language that baffles and confuses minds, so that no-one knows what to think, nor indeed how to think.
We know from “old” language, from dictionaries, that “elite” are the best of the best, the creme de la creme, as in the best it’s possible to be. Then we see murderous thugs and criminals like the Clintons, the Bushes, being called “elite”. How can you call the conductor musician, Mr. Grigoriev, an “elite” in the same breath??.
But Aristocrats are now what they always were: a bunch of wealthy, most of whom gained their wealth and power via robbery and jobbery, who lord it over the masses; exploiting and driving into poverty, like the English Aristocrats who with their Enclosure Act stole common land, drove people off land they needed to survive and into starvation poverty.
They dont change. There’s nothing “elite” about them. They are Aristocrats, even if they haven’t got around to giving each other titles yet – and I’m extremely relieved to see a noted writer giving them the designation they deserve.
Thank you, Isabella, for being so extraordinary as to understand the foundation, which is that in any society it’s not the cream that rises to the top, it’s the scum.
By contrast, there was this here:
“Sam on August 30, 2018 · at 4:46 pm EST/EDT
In the first place, let’s call things by their real names. Rule by the rich is not aristocracy, it is plutocracy.”
Others commonly object by saying “It’s not an ‘aristocracy’, it is an oligarchy.” These people don’t understand that if a given nation’s richest 0.01 (or smaller) percent own almost all the wealth, and if that nation is poor, then that Government is a “banana republic” or else an ‘enemy’, and so in order to reflect the richer nation’s contempt of it, the word “oligarchy is used to refer to the actual Government, the billionaires, there; but if they’re instead an ‘allied’ nation and with higher per-capita wealth (such as France, Germany, and UK), then the term ‘oligarchs’ is effectively banned by the owners of the ‘news’media and those people are instead called “aristocrats” or “elite.” We can accept billionaires controlling those countries, because those billionaires are ‘elite’, not the scum but the cream. It’s a cultivated lie — cultivated by themselves.
The prejudice that the wealthy are superior instead of inferior is inculcated since birth, but it is a lie (many scientific studies have proven that the richer a person is, the more callous, the more self-righteous, and the more supremacist and power-craving, the person tends to be); and this is the reason why it’s especially important to use “aristocrat” to refer to the top corruptors in one’s own nation, especially if that nation isn’t being referred-to as a “banana republic” or else “enemy.”
Your comment seems to recognize this reality, which few people do.
Edward Abbey once said:
“Human society is like a stew: if you don’t keep it stirred up, all the scum rises to the top.”
It’s high time we stirred, vigorously.
At one point in time, most of Europe recognized English “aristocrats” as the trumped up pirates that they were. Or at least that their daddies had been.
A thug gets a big pile of money by being a thug. Then his grand-children are are called aristocrats with a gilded portrait hanging on the wall of good ole grandad dressed up in a hunting gear or perhaps the uniform of an officer posting that he purchased.
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”
Until we acknowledge the spiritual element in this you are all barking up the wrong tree, exactly as the principalities, powers and rulers want.
Eric has limited the scope of the problem he identifies as evil, but it is a start, the subject is difficult, it stretches over many nations, languages, cultures, religions, economic systems, and is generally invisible, because it operates much like the Internet.. Its supporters and contributors are connected by a network, but they work and think more or less independently within their local spheres. So what causes a peer on the network to wake up and to support or contribute to the overall long term goal? Is it a signal of some type, a commitment to an agenda, just what causes a peer in Germany to rise in defense of a challenge in say London or New York, or Moscow?
Eric correctly identifies that there exist an organized force, that the force has an ultimate longer than one man’s life time objective (to become king over all human existence [KOAHE]). Essentially becoming KIng Over All Human Existence [KOAHE] requires both horizontal and vertical integration: generations of Oligarchs and ordinary humans, must each be indoctrinated, least they not understand the system that segregates the KOAHE from his mass of subjects.
So how is the KOAHE propaganda indoctrinated or transmitted by and between brothers sisters, and siblings? Could it be a family thing, a specialized school thing, a religious thing, a philosophy thing, just what is it’ that renders one man’s mind to believe he or she is better than most other men and just what is it that renders the minds of the masses to believe they must be servants?
Just what is it that makes a few people behave as if they are duty bound to own the controllable masses, to kill off those in the masses not needed, and to regulate the behaviors of the masses still living?
How does such differentiation between humans come about? What sorts human beings into KOAHE class vs servant class?
There are many organizations, religious, cult, and even nations with goals similar to KOAHE, but the problem of owning the world and controlling all of humanity is enormous, beyond the rational scope of any single organization to accomplish. So how is it that Eric and many others before him are or were able to identify that the force to be KOAHE is organized, yet its exact existence is difficult to define?
The answer maybe that many different organizations, corporations, nations, intelligence agencies, and the like are inter and intra connected each with a specialized capacity, each striving to achieve KOAHE status. Because the organization is a network of organizations it is impossible to completely define its octopus like reach. Still its goal is clear, still its impact is felt around the globe on a 24/7 basis, yet few can define it and almost no one has seen it (Corbyn in England is feeling a massively intense restive force to his political platform, why because his objects threaten KOAHE goals). The network protects its nodes, the nodes protect the network. When challenged the nodes become active, when opportunity to advance the KOAHE goal appear, the nodes become active.
The tools that the network uses are: media, rule of law; aggressive use of force. 92% of all media belong to fewer than 6 entities, modern weapons and armies equipped and trained far beyond any need of self defense are at the disposal of those connected to the network. Like a mafia, either you play their game, their way, or you lose.
The long term objective of those few Oligarchs who already own the wealth is to become undisputed KOAHE. Nothing any of us do will be allowed to be done unless we humans pay our king his ransom and unless our king grants to us a personal license to do it.
Erics article mentions only the weapons industry. But every significant industry is controlled by KOAHE class persons. health care, garbage collection, water services, construction, law, education, government, engineering, research, publishing, energy, banking stocks and bonds; the KOAHE class owns the franchises, monopolies (copyrights, patents and deeds), or contracts with governments to do services for government or to be allowed to privatize a part of government and rip off the taxpayers by providing for a private profit the same services to the same users that the government used to do for no profit.
So who are these people? My answer is they are the people connected to the Zionist network (this is not a racial or religious network, through the urge to join in its activities may derive from such beginnings, and religious background may serve as an alert to network activity, the Zionist network is about belonging to the KOAHE class, and its members, where ever located, are expected to develop the programs and identify and handle the challenges that are thought to lead toward KOAHE.
Thanks for a provocative article.
I had always believed and hoped that the hierarchy of the Church could find within itself the spiritual resources and strength to tell the whole truth, to amend and to renew itself.
Shock waves are beginning to strike the Church Universal, one only need read Gerry Fox’s book on climate change to learn the truth of this. Just read what is here https://hendersonlefthook.wordpress.com/2018/05/16/why-trump-is-a-rothschild-tool/#comment-15403
Bizarre as it is this guy has no formal or academic training whatsoever and yet has put together three ebooks which leaves one simply speechless. I think he really fulfills that scripture in Corinthians:
“Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him.” 1:26-29
William F. Pepper, writing in modern times of the Vietnam Era in the Introduction of “The Plot to Kill King”……
“There was great concern in the halls of power in America that this most honored of black Americans had decided to use the full force of his integrity, moral authority, and international prestige to challenge the might and moral bankruptcy of the leadership of the American state, which he freely characterized as the “greatest purveyor of violence on earth.”
His formal announcement of opposition and condemnation of his government generated serious apprehension in the boardrooms of the select list of large American corporations that were receiving enormous profits from the conflict in Vietnam. These, of course, included the range of armament, aircraft, and chemical manufacturers as well as favored construction companies (like Texas and Lyndon Johnson’s own Brown and Root, the forerunner to Halliburton), which had multibillion-dollar contracts, and the oil companies, again including those owned by Texans Johnson and Edgar Hoover’s friends, H. L. Hunt and Clint Murchison. It is hard to imagine oilmen and their industrial corporate comrades becoming more upset about this threat to public policy, which had benefited them since John F. Kennedy’s death and the end of his commitment to end the 27.5 percent oil depletion allowance, and the removal of American advisors for Vietnam beginning in December 1963. This list, of course, should not omit the powerful multinational banks who are the bankers of these corporations that arrange financing so that they themselves greatly profit from the loan syndications and leasing contracts, as well as the large law firms who advise and provide legal services on aspects of every deal, contract, lease, and sale.
When one assesses the awesome array of privately established, non-governmental, institutional power, it is eminently reasonable to consider those in government decision-making positions as being compelled to listen to, protect, and serve the unified interests of this corporate establishment. When business speaks with one voice, as it did in respect to the war or the purported extreme threat of war, at the time when Dr. King set himself up in opposition, the relevant government agencies and their officials became mere foot soldiers for the mighty economic interests. Out in front during war are the armed forces and the intelligence and law enforcement communities. Not far behind are the executive, the legislative, and the judicial legitimizers, who sanction the necessary action. Following in line are the media conglomerates, who as the publicists of government policy, though posing as independent voices of the people, vigorously support and defend the official policy in those serious national security instances of significant concern to the corporate establishment.
Virtually unanimously, and with one voice, the mass media condemned Dr. King’s opposition to the war. In the shadows, of course, were the forces they served.
When one understands this context and those times more than four decades ago, it is understandable that when Dr. King began to crusade against the war, he would cast a long shadow over the ruling economic forces of America. It is little wonder they shuddered at the possibility that his efforts might result in turning off the tap of the free-flowing profits. Should the American people demand an end to the war and should the war end, the losses were not something they could accept.
Perhaps it was for this reason alone that Dr. King had to be stopped.”
‘Team Evil’ makes a valid point though – the world’s borders, save maybe oceans (for the next decade or two), hold almost no military meaning any more. Rivers, mountains, bogs, borshevik?! Any [competent] military can surmount these with relative ease, so global domination by one ideology seems like a natural equilibrium.
The only problem is that ‘Team Good’ is so divided on what is worth fighting for and what is not, it’s doing a planetary equivalent of the US Democratic party. Thumbs up!
The description is wonderful though – as if the Mahabharata never ceased!
Practically though, representative democracy is evolutionary autocracy and Aristotle was correct to state that only sortition is a democratic (whilst elections are oligarchic) means to select the directing mind if a state.
Semi-direct democracy would be less unipolar, in Putin’s words!