By Gaius Baltar for the Saker Blog
Some knowledgeable people, apparently including the Pope, are beginning to suspect that there may be more going on in the world than just the war in the Ukraine. They say that World War 3 has already started and things will get worse from now on. This can be difficult to determine while we are participating in the unfolding events and do not have the benefit of the historical perspective. It is doubtful that people back in 1939 realized that they were looking at the start of a major worldwide conflict, although some may have suspected it.
The current global situation is in many ways like a giant jigsaw puzzle where the general public only sees a tiny part of the complete picture. Most don’t even realize that there may be more pieces and don’t even ask these simple questions: Why is all this happening and why is it happening now?
Things are more complicated than most people realize. What they see is the evil wizard Vladimir Saruman Putin invading innocent Ukraine with his orc army – for absolutely no reason. This is a simplistic view, to say the least because nothing happens without a reason. Let’s put things in perspective and see what is really going on – and why the world is going crazy before our eyes. Let’s see what World War 3 is all about.
The pressure cooker
The West (which we can define here as the US and the EU and a few more) has been maintaining pressure on the entire world for decades. This does not only apply to countries outside the West, but also to Western countries which strayed from the diktats of the West’s rulers. This pressure has been discussed widely and attributed to all kinds of motives, including neocolonialism, forced financial hegemony, and so forth. What is interesting, particularly during the last 20 years, is which countries have been pressured and what they do not have in common.
Among the pressured countries we find Russia, China, Cuba, Venezuela, Libya, Syria, Serbia, Thailand, and Iran to mention a few. There have also been recent additions, including India and Hungary. In order to understand why they have been pressured, we need to find out what they have in common. That’s not easy since they are extremely different in most ways. There are democracies and non-democracies, conservative and communist governments, Christian, Muslim and Buddhist countries, and so on. Still, many of them are very clearly allied. One must ask why conservative and religious countries such as Russia or Iran would ally themselves with Godless communists in Cuba and Venezuela.
What all these countries have in common is their desire to run their own affairs; to be independent countries. This is unforgivable in the eyes of the West and must be tackled by any means necessary, including economic sanctions, color revolutions, and outright military aggression.
The West and its NATO military arm had surrounded Russia with hostile countries and military bases, armed and manipulated Ukraine to be used as a hammer against it, and employed sanctions and threats. The same thing was and is happening in Asia where China is being surrounded by all means available. The same applies to all the Independents mentioned above to some extent. In the past 10 years or so the pressure has increased massively on the Independents and it reached almost a fever pitch in the year before the Russian invasion of the Ukraine.
During the year before the Ukraine war, the US sent its diplomats around the world to tune up the pressure. They were like a traveling circus or a rock band on a tour, but instead of entertainment, they delivered threats: buy this from us and do what we tell you or there will be consequences. The urgency was absolute and palpable, but then came the Ukraine war and the pressure went up to 11. During the first month of the war, the entire West’s diplomatic corps was fully engaged in threats against the ‘rest of the world’ to engineer the isolation of Russia. This didn’t work, which resulted in panic in political and diplomatic circles in the US and Europe.
All this pressure through the years, and all the fear and panic when it didn’t work, are clearly related to the events in the Ukraine. They are a part of the same ‘syndrome’ and have the same cause.
The debt dimension
There have been many explanations for what is going on and the most common is the fight between two possible futures; a multipolar world where there are several power centers in the world, and a unipolar world where the West governs the world. This is correct as far as it goes, but there is another reason which explains why this is happening now and all the urgency and panic in the West.
Recently the New Zealand tech guru Kim Dotcom tweeted a thread about the debt situation in the US. According to him all debt and unfunded liabilities of the US exceed the total value of the entire country, including the land. This situation is not unique to the US. Most countries in the West have debt that can only be paid back by selling the entire country and everything it contains. On top of that, most non-western countries are buried in dollar-denominated debt and are practically owned by the same financiers who own the West.
During the last few decades, the economy of the US and Europe has been falsified on a level that is difficult to believe. We in the West have been living far beyond our means and our currencies have been massively overvalued. We have been able to do this through two mechanisms:
- The first one is the reserve status of the dollar and the semi-reserve status of the euro which have enabled the West to export digital money and receive goods in return. This has created enormous financial power for the West and enabled it to function as a parasite on the world economy. We have been getting a lot of goods for free, to put it mildly.
- The second falsification mechanism is the increase in debt to a level where we have essentially pawned everything we own, including our houses and lands, to keep up our living standards. We own nothing now when the debt has been subtracted. The debt has long since become unserviceable – far beyond our ability to pay interests on – which explains why the interest rates in the West are in the neighborhood of zero. Any increase would make the debt unserviceable and we would all go formally bankrupt in a day.
On top of all this, the falsification has created artificially strong currencies in the West which has boosted their purchasing power for goods priced in non-western currencies. These mechanisms have also enabled the West to run bloated and dysfunctional service economies where inefficiencies are beyond belief. We have giant groups of people in our economies that not only create no value but destroy value systematically. What maintains the West’s standard of living now is a small minority of productive people, constant debt increase, and parasitism of the rest of the world.
The people who own all this debt actually own everything we think we own. We in the West own nothing at this point – we only think we do. But who are our real owners? We know more or less who they are because they meet every year at the World Economic Forum in Davos along with the western political elites who they also happen to own.
It is clear that our owners have been getting increasingly worried, and their worries have been increasing in sync with the increased pressure applied by the West on the rest of the world, particularly the Independents. During the last Davos meeting, the mood was bleak and panicked at the same time, much like the panic among the western political elites when the isolation of Russia failed.
What is about to happen
The panic of our owners and their politicians is understandable because we have come to the end of the line. We can no longer keep up our living standards by debt increase and parasitism. The debt is reaching beyond what we own as collateral and our currencies are about to become worthless. We will no longer be able to get free stuff from the rest of the world, or pay back our debt – let alone pay interest on it. The entire West is about to go bankrupt and our standard of living is about to go down by a massive percentage. This is what has our owners panicked and they see only two scenarios:
- In the first scenario most countries in the West, and everything and everyone within them, declare bankruptcy and erase the debt by diktat – which sovereign states are able to do. This will also erase the wealth and political power of our owners.
- In the second scenario, our owners take over the collateral during the bankruptcy. The collateral is us and everything we own.
It doesn’t take a genius to figure out which scenario was chosen. The plan for the second scenario is ready and being implemented as we speak. It is called ‘The Great Reset’ and was constructed by the people behind the World Economic Forum. This plan is not a secret and can be examined to a certain degree on the WEF website.
The Great Reset is a mechanism for the seizing of all debt collateral which includes your assets, the assets of your city or municipality, the assets of your state, and most corporate assets not already held by our owners.
This asset seizure mechanism has several components, but the most important are the following four:
- Abolishment of sovereignty: A sovereign (independent) country is a dangerous country because it can choose to default on its debt. The decrease in sovereignty has been a priority for our owners and various schemes have been attempted such as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The most successful scheme is undoubtedly the European Union itself.
- The down-tuning of the economy: The western economy (and indeed the global economy) must be tuned down by a very significant percentage. This down-tuning is necessary because the western economy is massively falsified now and must be taken down to its real level – which may be as low as half of what it is now – or more. The slow takedown has also the purpose of avoiding a sudden crash that would cause massive social unrest which would be a threat to our owners. A controlled takedown is therefore preferable to an uncontrolled crash. This controlled takedown is already happening and has been going on for quite some time. Many examples can be mentioned of this takedown, including the EU and US energy policy which is designed to sabotage the western economy, and the obvious attempts at demand destruction during and after the epidemic, including the fairly bizarre logistical problems which suddenly came out of nowhere.
- Asset harvesting (you will own nothing and be ‘happy’): All assets that can be considered to be collateral to our private and collective/public debt will be taken over. This is a clearly stated aim of the Great Reset but it is less clear how this would be carried out. Total control of western governments (and indeed all governments) would seem to be necessary for this. That precondition is closer than one might think because most western governments seem to be beholden to Davos at this point. The process will be sold as necessary social restructuring because of an economic crisis and global warming and will result in a massive decrease in living standards for regular people, although not the elites.
- Oppression: A great many people will not like this and an uprising is a likely response, even if the takedown is done gradually. To prevent this from happening, a social control mechanism is being implemented which will erase personal freedom, the freedom of speech, and privacy. It will also create absolute dependence of the individual on the state. This must be done before the economic takedown can be completed or there will be a revolution. This mechanism is already being implemented enthusiastically in the West as anybody with eyes and ears can see.
Russia, China, and other Independents
How do Russia and China, and the war in Ukraine, factor into all of this? Why all the pressure from the West throughout the years and why all this panic now? Part of the reason for the pressure on the Independents, particularly Russia and China, is simply that they have resisted western hegemony. That is enough for getting on the West’s naughty list. But why the increased pressure in recent years?
The reason is that Russia and China cannot be subjugated through bankruptcy and their assets harvested. They do not have much debt in western currencies which means that the people who own the West through debt do not currently own Russia and China (like they own the West and the indebted ‘third world’) and cannot acquire them through debt. The only way to acquire them is through regime change. Their governments must be weakened by any means, including economic sanctions and military means if necessary -thus the use of Ukraine as a battering ram for Russia and Taiwan for China.
Subjugating Russia and China is an existential issue for our Davos owners because when they take the western economy down, everything else must go down too. If the western economy is taken down and a large economic block doesn’t participate in the downfall, it will be a disaster for the West. The new block will gain massive economic power, and possibly unipolar hegemony of sorts, while the West descends into a feudal Dark Age and irrelevance. Therefore the entire world must go down for the Great Reset to work. Russia and China must be subjugated by any means, as well as India and other stubborn nations.
This is what has fueled the situation we now find ourselves in and will fuel the continuation of World War 3. The western owner-elites are going to war to keep their wealth and power. Everyone who resists must be subjugated so they can follow the West into the planned Great Reset Dark Age.
The reason for the current panic among western elites is that the Ukraine project isn’t going as planned. Instead of Russia being bled on the battlefield, it is Ukraine and the West that bleed. Instead of the Russian economy crashing resulting in Putin’s replacement by a Davos-compatible leader, it is the West’s economy that is crashing. Instead of Russia being isolated, it is the West that is being increasingly isolated. Noting is working, and to top it all off, Europe has given the Russians the means and motive to destroy the European economy by partly shutting down its industry. Without Russian resources, there is no European industry, and without industry, there are no taxes for paying for unemployment benefits, pensions, all the refugees, and pretty much everything else which holds European societies together. The Russians now have the ability to engineer an uncontrolled crash in Europe which is not what Davos planned. An uncontrolled crash might see Davos’s heads roll, literally, and that is causing fear and panic in elite circles. The only solution for them is to move on with World War 3 and hope for the best.
What to do
The Great Reset of the world economy is the direct cause of World War 3 – assuming that is what is going on. What can be done about this? From inside the West, little can be done. The only way is to somehow remove Davos from the equation, but that is most likely not going to happen for two reasons: The first one is that the Davos great resetters are too entwined in the western economy and politics. Davos is like an octopus with its arms and suckers inside every country’s elite circles, media, and government. They are too entrenched to be easily removed. The second reason is that the western population is too brainwashed and ignorant. The level of their brainwashing is such that a large part of them actually want to become poor – although they use the word ‘green’ for ‘poor’ because it sounds better. There are, however, some indications that there may be divisions within western elites. Some of them, particularly within the US, may be resisting the primarily Europe-designed Great Reset – but whether this opposition is real or effective remains to be seen.
However, outside the West, there are certain measures that can be taken and must be taken. Some of those measures are drastic and some of them are being done as we speak. Among the measures are the following:
- The Independents, led by Russia, China, and India, must create a block to isolate themselves from the radioactive West. This isolation must not only be economic, but also political and social. Their economic systems must be divorced from the West and made autonomous. Their cultures and history must be defended against western influences and revisionism. This process appears to be underway.
- The Independents must immediately ban all western sponsored institutions and NGOs in their countries, regardless of whether they are sponsored by western states or individuals. Furthermore, they must ban all media receiving western sponsorship and strip every school and university of western sponsorship and influence.
- They must leave all international institutions up to and possibly including the United Nations because all international bodies are controlled by the West. They must then replace them with new institutions within their block.
- They must, at some point, declare the dollar and the euro currencies non grata. That means that they should declare default on all debts denominated in these currencies, but not other debts. This will most likely come at a later stage but is inevitable.
This will create a situation where the West will descend into darkness without pulling others down with it – if we manage to escape the nuclear fire.
The situational analysis is mostly on the spot.
However the proposed “actions” are utterly idiotic. To put it mildly. The ONLY thing they would achieve is to increase the probability – to the point of a practical surety – that the conflict will go Hot from the currect Cold-War-ish mode.
Even the Pope understood this and warned against overplaying the West’s hand. And this is the The Papacy. The absolutely LAST institution to hold Russia or China in any regard whatsoever (!).
This is, I think, a sound assessment of what is going on – but not 100% so. I have to disagree with identifying the Davos group as the master of disaster. There was this J. Vedmore article a couple months ago about how Schwab was built up as a frontman/bogeyman for the masses, when in fact he was groomed and set up by Kissinger / Harvard / CIA / John Kenneth Galbraith / Herman Kahn. Schwab being German, he is an ideal blame guy. He is not the puppet master, though.
And that is why I have to also disagree with the following passage:
» There are, however, some indications that there may be divisions within western elites. Some of them, particularly within the US, may be resisting the primarily Europe-designed Great Reset – but whether this opposition is real or effective remains to be seen. «
The Great Reset is the Azi American plan for Europe. But Europe won’t like it. Because it means deindustrialization and impoverishment. We would prefer if the Azi American elite apply their bitter medicine to their own populace – and face the consequences.
The only valid European plan can be to prevent, derail and defeat the American plan. Some of it can been through the hesitancy apparent in German, Italian and even French support (or rather, lack thereof) for the Ukrainian monstrosity.
Oops, what does the western world cost nowadays? Basically nothing!
The Yang was pushed much too far and now turned to Yin.
Germany has a special stand as it was called to recover its institutions by public international law!
Therefore Preußen does not owe its whole country to the debt holders of the west.
It’s just the Bundesrepublik/Bund that owes but which was truncated to Berlin and Antarctica. The rest of Germany is free to set itself up again.
This leaves ONLY ONE WAY TO GO for the debt holders -> forget the amount of debts and reduce them to a manageable amount and let loose of the colonies, sorry, western countries to let them be able to flourish again.
OR the debt holders join to be dead in world war 3 and come out also owning nothing.
IT’S SO EASY! There is no decision making necessary. Even the Vatican has to let go!
Excellent article that I will refer others to.
Good piece but remember, western populations MUST become poor/green even if Davos is emiminated because the wealth of western populations is fictitious…as solid as a balloon.
Ask yourself 2 questions, “Who really controls the U. S.?” and “Hasn’t China already bought us?”
Pretty good, but what you’ve left out is that a major component of the great reset is depopulation. Suffice it to say that the psychopaths behind the “you will own nothing and eat bugs” agenda, (by definition lacking any appreciable empathy) believe that enfeebling and killing off some large percentage of the public will make things a lot easier…for them. One thing about malignant narcissists is they tend to vastly overestimate themselves and their capabilities rather drastically.
The great reset crew, who hew to a bizarre amalgamation of Nazism and Marxism are by no means atypical narcissist. Any cursory review of the WEF literature make this quite apparent. The bad ideas and cartoonish sci fi that informs this group is truly embarrassing. They are every bit as stupid and unsophisticated as their eugenicist forebears. So, in the interests of brevity, I’ll simply summarize by saying that, going forward, these kill the global village to save (themselves) miscreants are going to crash and burn in truly spectacular fashion. That’s the good news. The bad news is that the damage and misery they are causing on the way to their own demise will be hard to overstate.
Parabéns pela reflexão, ficou ótima. Você sintetizou com maestria o atual cenário global. Saudações do Brasil!
Congratulations on the reflection, it was great. You have masterfully synthesized the current global scenario. Greetings from Brazil!
20/06/2022 – Great article! This is a remarkable piece of honest and accurate journalism about politics and economics, as well was an insight into the ‘controllers’ and helps me to much better understand the motives at DAVOS by the ECONOMIC FORUM recently. Perhaps Russia and China will decide to put the West out of its misery, by causing a financial crash whilst at the same time insulate their own economies by gold reserves – without their having to resort to nuclear war. I tell people all the time not to be in debt or have any type of credit and to live within their means otherwise someone else owns whatever they have. That is the terrible mistake of the Westerners to constantly live beyond their means, and not want to have to be frugal and careful and saving the pennies. Each person pretending that they can live like the rich and elite through credit and debt. It would seem that it is now the time for the WEST to ‘pay the fiddler.’ ‘The borrower is the slave of the lender’. – I just put the link to your article on my website. Best wishes, Steve: https://www.outofthebottomlesspit.co.uk/449807605
It makes sense but ppl should also consider the possibility that Russia could be working for them
The timing of the war is too convenient and the subsequent skyrocketing of commodities will be the last straw for the controlled demolition of the world economy
Rather than “working for them”, it looks more like Russia took crucial control levers away from them and in broad strokes now dictates the pace and extent of the West’s collapse.
Not least of those levers is control of the narrative. By letting the Ukrainians lead the West into absurd claims and fantastic tales and staying within the realms of plausibility while executing on the ground, they’ve already cut a lot of ground out from under the West’s Mighty Wurlitzer.
Walking back their claims ain’t gonna make them look reliable, and as the Vahkk-xxine debacle unfolds in the coming years a full-on revolt is looking more likely by the day.
I knew this would be the case.
This is the best analysis I’ve read so far and the easiest to understand . These ‘elites’ who are basically zionists have been intentionally bringing down America and the West. They also want the end of Iran . They’re aim is for Israel to rule and it will the the worst rule that history has ever known . We all know the story but we think it’s fictional . It’s not fictional anymore it’s the coming of the anti christ. All of these elites are zionists or have zionist ties even kolomosky ,zelensky , klaus swab a long endless list . When the dots are connected, doesn’t it make sense in the end that they’re all the same army ?
Plausible multiple scenarios. Certainly on the surface it would seem that economics are the primary motivators. However, the cause for the West’s decline is primarily spiritual in nature.Buying and selling of goods and services address important material comforts, but they do not ultimately explain the common angst of people, especially that of the so-called owners of everything.
Interesting hypothesis. However, there is much missing here. Why was Xi at Davos several years ago, during the Trump presidency, calling for “Socialism with a Chinese twist” to the rapturous applause of the Davos elites?
Has China stuck a knife into the backs of the Davos man? Or is there much more going on here? Communism is being pushed by the Democrats, WEF, UN, and many other governments around the West. Why is that?
China and Islam strike me as the muscle behind the Davos push for Western collapse. Infiltration of all our governments by the CCP and Islam is no coincidence or accident.
WW3? Yes, quite possibly – but the players are not who they seem on the surface.
The USA is a bankrupt corporation. When the currency dies, the company dies. We just need people to realize they don’t work for that company anymore. People who aren’t incentivized to go to work are not going to go work. When people can’t buy anything with their dollars the whole system collapses, and government agencies should be the first to shut down. We are not citizens or employees of the USA corporation (or agents of a foreign power, the bank of England, the stockholder of the USA corporation). We reside in whatever state is our home and its the constitution of that state that gives us rights. In 1871 the USA constitution’s title and language was changed…and that is when the USA became corporatized. It used to read The Constitution Of the USA, since 1871, it’s read The Constitution For the USA (which makes the document legal fiction). Also, an amendment (14th) was taken out of the constitution…language that forbade any government official to hold title in a foreign land. That language no longer exists. These changes were done illegally (not through 3/4 of the states agreeing, or a lawful Art. 5 convention). We haven’t been following the constitution since 1871…it’s defunct. There is no level of government above the state. Whatever corporate body tries to unify states, whether it be the EU, NATO, or the USA inc, that corporation is actually causing residents of states to commit treason against their state. Throughout history, most philosophers have been statists. Most follow Plato, and they believe that people are obligated to serve their states, even to the battlefield and unto death.
Biden has his son Hunter with investments in Ukraine, Russia, and China and wants to ruin the USA so that Russia and China can become superpowers. Then the Biden family investments will take off. To do this he has to create high inflation and high gas prices to raise the price of everything so the average person cannot afford it and defaults on their debts. This will usher in The Great Reset and collection of assets from the US public.
Do they really have investments or were those businesses just vehicles to launder bribes? Russia and China paid them for specific reasons we know little about and probably are delighted to see the last of them.
Biden is not in charge of his lunch let along the country, look to BlackRock for much of the decision making as well as whatever WEF minions are running around along with the corrupt in Congress.
I think several competing sectors are at each others throats in the US, not the least of which is a group of powerful folks who have absolutely no use for Davos nor their end of the world as you know it plan.
It’s really about a Satanic Death and Greed cult that rules the world’s governments through blackmail and bribery.
They worship and profit off human misery and sacrifice, war is wildly profitable.
There’s also a human husbandry aspect of mass murder through warfare, it’s called “selective service” for a reason, they “select” the cream of the human crop and kill and maim them for fun and profit, at the same time removing the cream of crop and killing or maiming them leaves the not cream of the crop intact, the idiots and dregs proliferate lowering an entire nation’s IQ, at the same time this mass culling is occurring a 3rd world low IQ refugee invasion is invariably welcomed into the “host” (target) nation.
Andrei, please realize that some are taking your free content, such as this thoughtful article, and placing it behind pay walls. That seems to me to be asset theft on the same order of Davos. Zero Hedge is one of these perps. It has this article behind a subscription pay wall.
With your allowance kindly requested, I translated Gaius Baltus’ very concerning writing, as it absoluty is what I thought about the last two years’ policy of the West myself, but less eloquent, into German and brought it online there: https://publikumsrat.blog/2022/06/22/propagandameldungen-vom-22-juni-2022/
So the absentee landlords who own the US have over-mortgaged the asset, have failed to engage in deferred maintenance, and have not made any capital improvements. Generally what happens is new management buys the asset from foreclosure at a significant discount, invests in the necessary improvements, and puts it back on a paying basis. The only question is who will the new landlords be?
I get a lot of people’s view that the west is our main threat, and I largely agree that it appears western organizations like nato and the three letter agencies are orchestrating things. However, what I don’t understand is how supposedly critical thinkers overlook Putin’s ties to the mob, davos, wef, etc. He’s playing the role of “the bad guy” and is part of the club. Just because you want a savior doesn’t mean he is one. Same goes with trump who has the same times as putin to the same mafia figures. People only rise to the top of the political system if they serve a useful role. So instead of praising people like putin and trump wake up to the fact that no human is coming to save us. Only God can save us now.
Fantastic article, thank you!
Could I note in reference to Measure number 4 that how Russia deals with Siri Lanka and its debt burden will provide insight into how Russia may elect to destroy the IMF, the World Bank, the dollar and the Euro all in one go.
For if Russia:
1. offers to loan Siri Lanka funds and assistance to restore its economy on the condition that it end payments on all Western debt for the foreseeable future
2. and if Siri Lanka is given Russian defense guarantees as part of the Russian loan package
Then the sudden crash of the West that Davos is so terrified of could happen in say 48 hours, maybe even sooner. And if this is really the only way to put an end to Davos, then it will be worth the pain and suffering.
i have translated this article into german and would like to publish it at my substack.
I would like to get your permission for it.
Wouldn’t it be better for the West to get the nuclear fire than live under the rule of the great reset? Death by nuclear explosion would be better than starving, or being worked to death
in an Antifa “re-education” camp.
Another person who puts Davos at the center of power and does not admit the more threatening global problem of biospheric degradation , ocean acidification, sea-level rise CO2 caused and global warming.
While much in this analysis is appealing, he admits how out of control the Davos/bankster/MICIMATT surveillance state are in achieving their goals. The Pandemic bid for universal id is disintegrating into a massive mess and has the foolish but perhaps inevitable mark of Biblical prophecy with the number needed to buy or sell. There will be resistance. The sanctions game of blockading 1/4th of the world is falling apart. The Ukraine war may bring regime change in DC but not Russia.
What does he mean by ww3? Nukes? Won’t London, Zurich, NYC, DC, Israel and other commercial centers be among the first incinerated? Will the Thiels, Rothschilds, Schwabs, etc. survive?
So what then? The delusions and propaganda needed for world control will be first casualties as the failures and pain increase . The west has given up every industry but weapons and mining and oil wells. We are in no position to win a world war against major nuclear powers with younger healthier populations unless that means a war against the entire planet including the west. All this to ‘save’ the corrupt Ukraine? Does Europe really want to go to war for the sake of more Nato bases? A far more likely scenario is mass bio war. But where will the elite hide from the stench and the microbes? Maybe its all a big bluff based on the delusions of power, and the west’s shitty cards will continue to be turned up, and what we will have is not a world war but a world wide collapse of the financial and industrial system and retreat to the land, and to local food production, wading through and sorting out the eco catastrophe and the refugee crisis and the local power struggles, the energy crisis and the food crisis. Will millions end up fleeing the western dictatorships as they have fled so many war zones, as the once fought for freedom from euro-colonists. I think the Jig is up for Schwab and the wannabe nazis as much as it is for endless fossil fuel powered growth. It won’t be fun times but like Sam Cooke sang ‘a change gonna come, yes it will.’
Still simplistic, and using euphemisms generated by those who need them (including «West.*») is a dubious practice. But as an introduction it’s solid.
Of course, the subject of a war also requires a gentle introduction to the classical international law and the difference between it and modern international law (and medieval international law, to which the latter is closer than the former).
The details and context would also require discussion of a few elephants in the room, but there’s Mencius Moldbug for this. To anyone for whom anything in this article was a revelation, “An Open Letter to Open-Minded Progressives” probably is a good start, as it points out inconsistencies in The Narrative, introduces the neo-reactionary views on how and why the unipolar world order came to be, and some consequences of this unfolding now. He also quotes Vattel [ https://archive.org/details/lawofnationsorpr0000vatt ] on the classical international law, but not in the Open Letter.
“Any increase would make the debt unserviceable and we would all go formally bankrupt in a day.”
“Formally” but not really, truly, honestly, completely bankrupt. What has “formally” become a euphemism for?
None of it means crap anymore.
“The panic of our owners and their politicians is understandable because we have come to the end of the line. We can no longer keep up our living standards by debt increase and parasitism.”
Only open and wanton criminality exists now. Both represent themselves in this endless, compulsive process of doubling down. Over and over again. In the same way a terminally ill hospital patient keeps pressing the button dispensing that morphine. And we are confused by whose drug, morphine or heroin, our drug of choice or theirs, we are shooting ourselves up with. Beauty, youth, prosperity, true wealth, the pride of ownership, these no longer exist. They are but memories that one dares not even speak of.
An absolutely excellent analysis of where we are and what to do.
I really do agree that for Western thinkers who believe in the survival of broad humanity, defection to another “bloc” is now only answer.
In 2020, I noted the moment when EUNATO went Soviet.
Since this piece https://therealslog.com/2022/05/13/notes-from-a-tired-radical/ I wrote in May this year, I have relocated far away from EUNATO insanity.
Go to my site Search Engine for more https://therealslog.com/?s=defect+from+the+West
Well said the Saker
Might I submit that the great whore that sitteth upon the waters , ie the Statue of Liberty and New Yawk ,otherwise known as Babylon, will soon be judged . In one hour is she made desolate . Hopefully DC will be included in that grand display of prophecy .
“an uprising is a likely response”
Perhaps, but as it currently stands a successful one is virtually impossible. Which is why they are trying to provoke one, so they can put it down while the requirements for a successful uprising do not exist. If people start organizing at a local -> state -> regional level the Elites might be worried. As it stands, virtually every state governor is in on the scam, most likely including DeSantis. True guerrilla movements almost never win.
“Why all the pressure from the West throughout the years and why all this panic now?”
The Cold War was an A/B test to see which system was the best for subjugating people, communism or capitalism. Capitalism won. The Cold War itself was part of a larger A/B test, to see what was the best for maintaining a stable system, unipolarity or bipolarity. They saw the chaos of the last 30 or so years, largely due to 1 side not being able to rein itself in without a 2nd side to check it. So they are trying to reinstate a Cold War. As Orwell predicted, constant war is needed to maintain control. “We’ve always been at war with EastAsia!”
I’m not saying China or Russia necessarily are on in the game.