By Amarynth for the Saker Blog
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” ― Buckminster Fuller
My thesis is that this is the best and most reasonable position for a Geo-political watcher and analyst to take, now that we are as a world deeply into both breakdown of single, unlilateral polarity and the changes around such an implosion and the beginnings of the establishment of true multipolarity. Here is an example of obsoleting the existing model:
Some will remember that the empirical hegemon broke the system of artibration of the World Trade Organization by refusing to appoint arbitrators. China is getting around this definitively now, by setting up a regional arbitration center with the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO) in Hong Kong to provide more accessible and efficient dispute settlement mechanisms to Asian and African countries. The WTO is being decapitated. (Source, The Sirius Report Source China Xinhua News).
We have never seen what we are seeing today. So, history cannot be taken as a true analog to the move to multi-polarity. We’ve never done this before. The existing models are being obsoleted while new models are being built instead.
A Quick catch up: We had the virtual meeting Biden*/Xi. This is what happened afterward. It is of course a cluster bleep as most hegemonic efforts are these days.
In this virtual meeting, China did not yield a centimeter, held fast to their red lines and the 1992 consensus on Taiwan. Biden* again unambiguously reiterated US acceptance of the One China policy. Although generally accepted that the meeting calmed down some tension, it lasted only as long as the publication of the two respective readouts, which were as different as day is from the night. The US readout quoted US law, specifically their own Taiwan Relations Act to continually attempt to define and control their own relationship with Taiwan, as well as the Chinese relationship with Taiwan, and through that vector, China itself. Hegemony wants to keep this issue hot.
Immediately the ‘war against the winter Olympics’ started, and calls for a boycott became ubiquitous in the western press. There is a big joke here, as the US with the UK following is making noises about a ‘diplomatic boycott’ (apparently the important people will not attend), and anyone that wants a moment in the press says they will attend or not. But the thing is, most of them were not invited in their professional capacity. The way this works is that the local country puts forward a recommendation for an invitation to their local Olympics committee, which in turn approaches the overarching Olympics committee and host country for an invitation. So, much of the bravado that you see, is cheap pretense from cheap politicians that were never invited, not even put forward by their own countries. Of course for this one, it’s fertile Mike Pompeo propaganda territory:
The CCP has disappeared reporters writing about Wuhan virus, docs telling the truth about CCP labs, a prof tennis player, Uighurs, Hong Kongers & the head of Interpol. Let’s disappear the Olympics from them & hold it in a place the world can be proud of. #BoycottBeijingOlympics
** A short update on these accusations at the end.
Before moving onto Taiwan which still is the story of the moment, take a look at highlights from Xi Jingping’s speech on the ASEAN-China special summit. With China joining the ASEAN as a full member, the Quad has been denuded of any implicit teeth (or outmaneuvered). These are the highlights:
Taiwan, the South China Sea and threatening military action remains the main story of the day, with similarities to the Ukraine and Russia, not in terms of legal issues, but in terms of the pressure points being utilized. From day to day one cannot decide which theater is more immediately pressing.For those that are still not sure of the history, this is a blisteringly fast 45-minute short history. Yet, these histories are not short as the civilizations are old. For those that want to dig deeper, there is an 8-hour lecture on Patreon from this same historian. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXTZuZWTSPo&t=58s
And if you doubted for one moment that China will reintegrate Taiwan, take a listen at the military posture.
And if you think that China is leaving this to stew and brew, you would be mistaken. The Chinese people asked for ‘punishment’ for the Taiwanese secessionists and now we have this: Tsai in hot water for allegedly forging doctoral dissertation, credentials of UK’s LSE
China will not be resorting to military action to reunify Taiwan if they can help it. But the secessionists will receive their ‘punishment’ one by one. This does not mean that China is not ready for military action, it is just that they do not need to do that.
The Hot Spot Category
Honduras, one of the only 15 remaining countries with “diplomatic relations” with the island of Taiwan, held its presidential election on Sunday. Xiomara Castro, presidential candidate for the opposition Libre Party who leads in the latest polls, vowed in September that she would “immediately open diplomatic and commercial relations” with the People’s Republic of China if she wins in November, according to the AFP. Her remarks threw Taiwan authorities into panic and made the US uncomfortable. The election meddling squad immediately was out in full force, except that the inexorable pink tide in the Latin Americas now know what to expect and they fought for their candidate.
ALBA-TCP Secretary congratulates the Honduran people for their overwhelming victory at the polls, 12 years after the coup. Honduras has the opportunity to lead Central America by joining regional integration projects like @ALBATCP https://t.co/uIOkFsze2t
— Kawsachun News (@KawsachunNews) November 29, 2021
Open your eyes, some western people fond of accusing China of being “coercive.” should take a look at what coercive diplomacy truly looks like: A visiting US delegation made clear to Honduran presidential candidates that the US wants Honduras to maintain its long-standing “diplomatic” relations with the island of Taiwan. Thus Honduras better play its role as the US’ cannon fodder well, no matter who wins the election, by carrying on its ties with Taiwan, an island the US has no “diplomatic” ties with and which is an inalienable part of China’s territory, to stir up trouble for China, a country the US does have diplomatic relations with. (No, this sentence is not confused, or generated, it truly is the state of affairs and the situation from the entity that now wants to throw a big Democracy party, but cannot get their diplomatic relations straight.
(Although the election is over, the meddling has not ceased and it is still a touch and go issue in Honduras. Election stealing is an art and this art can be seen now.)
On November 18, Lithuania, in disregard of China’s strong protest and repeated representations, allowed Taiwan island to set up a “representative office” in the name of Taiwan instead of Taipei, which apparently went against the one-China principle. Lithuania’s move undermines China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and grossly interfered in China’s internal affairs, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said in a statement on November 18.
China Foreign affairs warned them, and then quickly and immediately downgraded consular relationships to only that of Chargé d’affaires – seriously impacting any Lithuania/China trade.
The Solomon Islands burst into anti-China rioting and Australia sent troops to help. It is like sending the wolf to guard the henhouse. In an interview with ABC, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare said the “only issue” behind the conflict was a disagreement over the country’s switch of diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China in 2019. “Unfortunately, it is influenced and encouraged by other powers,” he said. “I don’t want to name them, we won’t — but we all know who they are.” “Those are countries that don’t want a relationship with the People’s Republic of China”On Thailand and Myanmar you may follow Brian Berletic on his Twitter and Youtube channel.
Myanmar would fall into this hot category, yet, it is more complicated so we will leave Myanmar for another time.
The incessant process of gathering supposed cause based issues to get others to fight empire’s fight, is clearly visible. Given the examples of Taiwan, Honduras, Lithuania, the Solomon islands and Myanmar demonstrates a cold war wanting to go hot on some level, on the periphery.
With this as a backdrop, we look at the Oh My How Glorious Democracy Summit.
The only way that this makes sense is that the word democracy is spectacularly wrapped up as a gift and offered to a list of invitees in order to shore up and strengthen the supposed allies of the hegemon and possibly recruit a few more. But, on opening that gift, there is nothing inside. I will state now that we are probably looking at a spectacular failure for this initiative, but propped up by meaninglessly spectacular propaganda. The hegemon has few cards left to deal outside of the military sphere. The invitee list contains countries that are non-aligned and belong to the non-aligned group of nations. In addition, some of them are full members of Belt and Road. The word ‘democracy’ itself as practiced by the west has reached its ‘sell by’ date.
Moon of Alabama calls it the ‘Democracy Circus’
It is a fact that more than half of the world’s media is owned by the US and the strength in propaganda is disproportionately more powerful than almost anyone. Yet China is catching up.
China followed quickly with their description of a people oriented democracy which is not a one size fits all, as well as the slogan, democracy trap of course in opposition to the many accusations of their work in Africa, generally described by the west as a debt trap. They are following through on this and the English Chinese media is full of descriptions of work in various areas of Africa. The Africa coverage is wall to wall at this time. China’s State Council Information Office released a white paper titled China and Africa in the New Era: A Partnership of Equals. Take a look at the infographics.
China has been modest and in their media always described the US as the biggest economy in the world. They never over-hyped their economic growth vis a vis the US. It is thus not a good message for the hegemon if we now see China overtakes US as the richest country in the world, and to boot, from India.
We end with China’s indictment of the western concept of democracy
From these hot spot countries, as well as the pressure around the Ukraine, one can then start documenting the current destabilization menu of the west as follows:
- First, the hackneyed phrase of ‘all options are on the table’ is accurate here. It does not state ‘all honest and ethical options’ are on the table and any goon action will suffice.
- Economic sabotage (Syria’s oil and Afghanistan’s money)
- Military aggression and threats
- Attempts at political and social isolation of countries
- Clear racism most visible toward China
- Lawlessness (sanctions on the 3rd of the people in the world)
- Anything is a target and the hegemon tries to appoint leaders for others (Juan Guaidó, NATO coup puppet Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya)
- Stifle and crush media messaging
- Supplying lackeys or wannabe lackeys with weapons
- Using the last gasps of the petrodollar to buy influence https://www.rt.com/russia/541758-oil-giant-accused-us/
- Employing radical info warriors – https://www.rt.com/russia/541563-western-media-russian-agent/
- The dark and dirty deeds of CIA types like NED
- Desperately trying to stand up new alliances AUKUS, QUAD, and Democracy Summit.
And one does worry when at the time of writing, the Swiss Foreign Minister’s airplane gets rerouted to Russia because of technical issues. The Swiss government adopted a brand new China strategy and the minister was due to cover “many areas of Swiss–China cooperation,” including bilateral trade, human rights and multilateral cooperation. https://www.rt.com/russia/541418-swiss-minister-plane-reroute-moscow/. It may just be only a technical fault of course.
To return to the thesis, and the building of a new world while the old is imploding, I ask this question:
So, is the invited list of democracy summit circus attendees a warning to many of those countries, or a real summit?
**Needless to say, Pompeo was not invited and is persona non grata in China. And of course, reporters did not disappear and the documents are available and the Professional Tennis Player is in public doing her work and the Uighurs have a faster population growth rate than anyone else in China and the new Head of Interpol has been appointed. https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202111/1239993.shtml
The Democracy Charade is a pathetic effort to create a bi-polar Cold War 2 split of the global residents.
The actual has to have no connection with the ideal of democracy. It is all illusion, words used as tools of the Infowar.
The fact of the US ‘gathering’ of friends is a fiction, a fabrication.
The Introductory remarks for the meeting could begin: Once upon a time . . .
Good work, Amarynth. Timely and thorough presentation.
Is it not Major Gen.Ahmed Nasser Al-Raisi who is the new Resident, I mean, President, of course, of Interpol thanks to a UAE (a monarchy run by moderate amputators and floggers) €50 million bribe, I mean, donation, of course, to an Interpol organization?
You’re so right William. My head must have got stuck into the candidates and executive committee from this report. https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202111/1239993.shtml Thank-you, it is fixed.
The London School of Economics and Political Science addressed the Tsai Ing-wen issue apparently on or before Tue 08 Oct 2019 see LSE statement on PhD of Dr Tsai Ing-wen https://www.lse.ac.uk/News/Latest-news-from-LSE/2019/j-October-2019/LSE-statement-on-PhD-of-Dr-Tsai-Ing-wen.
So either she is really an Alumni, and a legitimate one at that, or LSE itself is covering for her, unwisely, which I suppose is possible given the corruption of Western institutions, however unlikely it may seem or be.
If LSE don’t have records of her interview to officiate her dissertation and there’s none of her papers published in their libraries, where did Tsai get her doctorate certifications, which she claimed she lost?
But that is not the real contextual issue here. The story really is about the appearance of legitimacy .. and the removal of legitimacy – and that is how the mainland will win Taiwan – by eroding the legitimacy of the secessionists. That is where I place my bets :-)
I would like to leave this here for a Saker reader who has asked me a few times in the past for this Chinese demographic data. Although I have not checked this, the source has always been reliable. Please note this is not part of the article, but just giving a bit of info to someone who asked for for it.
Let’s get it on
Policymakers have lit the candles. They’ve cued the Marvin Gaye.
But Chinese couples just aren’t babymakin’.
National Bureau of Statistics data released at the weekend reveal that last year China recorded its lowest national birth rate in over 40 years.
• The fertility rate of 1.3 births per woman was well below policymakers’ goal of 1.6.
Why it matters: Falling fertility rates and an aging population mean increased economic pressure on a shrinking workforce, with no one to pay the pensions.
Some context: The government has been trying, belatedly, to avert this crisis.
• In 2013, the infamous “one-child policy” was loosened, allowing only-child spouses to have a second child.
• In 2016, the one-child policy was scrapped altogether.
• In 2021, officials announced the three-child policy, allowing – you work it out.
Yet China’s birth rate persists downward. That’s because, baby, it ain’t draconian policies ruining the mood. It’s housing and education costs, and changing attitudes about marriage and family.
Policymakers are trying to make child-rearing easier by (Sixth Tone):
• Lowering education costs
• Providing universal childcare at low or no cost
• Increasing maternity and parental leave
• Providing additional incentives for larger families
They’re also mixing business and pleasure: Employers are supposed to encourage a work-life balance conducive to caring for young children.
Get smart: These problems can’t be solved quickly. Government policy will be slow to bring about housing, educational, and sexual healing.
I want to add to our list another hotspot that is unfortunately going critical – Ethiopia and a possible severing of the maritime BRI..
Currently, the Yemen coasts/Socotra are captive to USUK on N/E Bab el Mandeb entrance to Red Sea, and now the S/W entrance may be controlled (or in chaos) in a pincer move if Ethiopia falls, which would affect entire Horn of Africa.
Somali instability worsened in last year, Sudan is in chaos, and now Ethiopian civil war with Eritrea and Somalia already participating risks bringing in Egypt/Sudan if an attack or FF brings down the GERD dam.. The Horn of Africa is sliding into generalized war, furiously being fanned by the Axis of Kindness. 140 million humans live here, 118 just in Ethiopia. Remember “We are the world” song from 1985 and NATO devils singing it recently? Same ones doing this.
China has huge stakes in Ethiopia, consistently a top 2-5 African investment destination over last decades. It built the headquarters of the African Union (AU) there as a goodwill gesture.
Most of EU-China trade goes through Bab el Mandeb. Also most EU oil from Persian Gulf goes along Bab or along Somali coast (longest in Africa) south to Cape of Good Hope for VLCC tankers. So attacking Ethiopia is an efficient way to detonate entire Horn of Africa as well as entire western bank of Red Sea, and undermine AU and political resiliency of Africans.
Engdahl covers it in this piece.
The key implications are for Africans, China and Europeans:
“𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘦𝘮𝘱𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘌𝘨𝘺𝘱𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘦, 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘤𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘵𝘭𝘺, 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘛𝘪𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘺 𝘪𝘴 𝘩𝘶𝘨𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘢𝘺 𝘪𝘯 𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘵 𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘴, 𝘣𝘦 𝘰𝘯𝘨𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘨. 𝘞𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘵𝘢𝘨𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘢𝘮, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘣𝘦 𝘭𝘪𝘵 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘢 𝘸𝘢𝘳 𝘴𝘱𝘢𝘯𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘏𝘰𝘳𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘈𝘧𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘢 𝘵𝘰 𝘊𝘢𝘪𝘳𝘰. 𝘈𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘤𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘭𝘺 𝘪𝘮𝘱𝘢𝘤𝘵 𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘱𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘧𝘧𝘪𝘤 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘏𝘰𝘳𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘈𝘧𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘢, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘺 𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘬 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘐𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘢𝘯 𝘖𝘤𝘦𝘢𝘯 𝘷𝘪𝘢 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘔𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘦𝘢𝘯. 𝘐𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘙𝘦𝘥 𝘚𝘦𝘢 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥’𝘴 𝘴𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘥 𝘭𝘢𝘳𝘨𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘱𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘦.”
I just wanted to point out, since we’re all here with the hope that the empire winds down, that Engdahl’s piece is garbage and parrots empire propaganda. Corrections:
1. The TPLF (Ethiopian former rulers now rebels) have been empire allies since they were used against the Marxist government during the Cold War.
2. The TPLF started the war – it pronounced on its own TV station that it started war by attacking the Northern Command army base in a ‘blitzkrieg’ operation. The video is publicly available.
3. The West has gone full hybrid war against Ethiopia, and the government has been utterly decimated in the propaganda war, which is why all mainstream media, and even the likes of Engdahl, can claim with a straight face that Ethiopian government started the war.
4. Calling the Eritrean leader a “brutal dictator” is straight empire propaganda. We know what that means.
5. The Ethiopian government seemed West friendly at first, but then refused to follow orders on the Nile dam which Egypt hates. Might bring down Al Sisi… West called several UN security Council meetings to declare the dam a security threat. A strong Ethiopia with the keys to the Nile was not acceptable to the West, so …
6. Note that Russia, China, and India have repeatedly and firmly supported the Ethiopian government.
7. The war looks to be coming to an end, but God knows. May he have mercy on us all. There’s nothing that reveals our sins more than a war among brothers.
Engdahl is far from an Empire stooge!
What he wrote is nothing new, just a sitrep which in itself was expected given trends in last months.
Look here at Meyssan, is he an Empire propagandist too?
It is an age-old trick of insincere imperialists. They befriend both sides, fund and arm both sides, say one thing publicly vs privately, all to fuel war between both sides. Empire has no allies, just pawns, even with closely related countries, nevermind far away Africa. Who really starts the fighting may not be clear to us initially; the Empire’s overwhelming media propaganda can craft any reality it wants.
The West hates and fears Egypt 100x more than Ethiopia. It is a massive direct neighboring threat to Zionist occupied Palestine. It only pretended to mediate the dam issue. Meanwhile its proxies Israel and GCC were pushing and funding the dam construction.. The whole accursed GERD dam project was likely conceived to consume the region in a generational war! They knew 160,000,000 Egyptians and Sudanese could not afford to have the existential Nile river waters cut – their populations would starve. So a guaranteed war provocation.
Empire has no goodwill plans for any region on Earth. Just to brutally exploit for its narrow interests. Whenever one side seems to be losing in the war, it rushes it military/political/media support, to ensure deepening destruction.
Please reread Engdahl. The clue of evil intent towards Ethiopia was when they gave Abiy the Nobel Peace Prize. It was like the kiss of a mafia boss (Il bacio della morte). Palestine, USSR and Myanmar remember such kisses.
Further to your comments, I think, for what it’s worth, that the lesson is that ‘our’ writers really should do more research otherwise risk delegitimizing themselves.
Engdahl straight up repeats empire propaganda. It’s a terrible article.
Meyssan’s article is much much better. The assessment is right, though there are significant factual errors that can erode the conclusion.
Thanks, Salaam. I stopped reading Engdahl’s articles years ago (he reminds me of Chomsky). This certainly destroys his credibility for those who pay attention. He is not alone, though.
And I also agree with your views about Thierry Meyssan. He wrote recently that he has had a hard life due to assassination threats.
That was indeed a good add, A.H.H.
Why I did not add it, is because of the many circumstances that are not directly controlled by empire. These countries have suffered as a result of borders being set during colonial times. There is much warlord activity and there has been for as long as I remember. Also Isis type activity has moved down the coast as far south as into the north of Mozambique. And now we have a dam to fight over.
It is difficult for an outsider to the area to determine how much of the war and destabilization is empire driven, and how much is driven in terms of local disagreements – the complexities are baffling. The African Union to my mind is toothless and that is a pity. Solutions? I don’t know.
Speaking as someone whose day job it is to summarize China’s geopolitical progress, I take my hat off to the author of this piece. It’s lively, it’s well sourced, and its perspective is fresh and interesting. It is, in short, PRECISELY the kind of reporting that no major Western medium will publish.
Why thank you Godfree! From you, I take it as high praise.
Let me immediately then mention Godfree’s newsletter, where the Here Comes China series originated from and is still in terms of hard data an excellent source of China information. This writing became full of geopolitical affairs and I did not even do the regular ‘Godfree Data Points’.
Here is the link to Godfree’s newsletter which he generously shares with us every week, and I could not do this writing without it. For a deep dive into what is happening in China up to the minute, get this newsletter.
I second that emotion.
Good overview and line of thinking. I don’t know how much you read at MoA; I comment there as karlof1. Here are two of my comments, one from today, the next from yesterday:
“The Taiwan issue also changed somewhat with this report, “CEO of DPP’s biggest donor publicly opposes Taiwan independence”, as clearly any military conflict will be bad for business. China’s longstanding message has always been you can continue to make money as part of China’s One Country-Two Systems. But keeping businesses from participating isn’t the actual reason for the Outlaw US Empire’s opposition to China, Russia, and their growing alliance of nations participating in People-Centered Development aimed at eliminating Oligarchies and their parasitism. The Outlaw US/Anglo Empire is the Oligarch’s bastion and has been since 1600 and sees itself as the successor to the Parasitic Roman Empire. The Cold War acted as cover for the growth of the Parasitical Empire that aims at limiting freedom of choice by enslaving people via debt just as was done in the past. It was replaced by the War OF Terror for the same purpose. In order to continue with the “Democracy/Leader of Free World Narrative,” the real purpose of those wars mustn’t be revealed for that overturns the Narrative and provides an avenue for people to finally become free of their fetters.”
Here’s the second:
“But IMO the main Geopolitical confrontation isn’t about Taiwan or Ukraine; rather, it involves the ongoing Class War with the Fascist Neoliberal Anti-Human forces attempt to defeat the rising democratic Human-Centered Development Forces that aim to establish equity amongst peoples at the national and global levels, thus ridding the world of Oligarchies and their members. The Outlaw US Empire is desperate to deter that project and is busily preparing its citizenry for war with both Russia and China, for that’s the only possible way it can avoid the rising wave of popularity of governments actually supporting their people instead of being run as fiefdoms for the few.”
I’ve been distilling the above thesis for quite awhile, essentially since China announced its BRI and the Outlaw US Empire decided to oppose it instead of joining China. I had to ask the question why the opposition. Dr. Hudson’s many works provided an answer and many others contributed to the formulation. The real clincher was Hudson and Graeber’s work on debt and its history and their emphasis on the real nature of Rome. Then came Peter Linebaugh and Marcus Rediker and their The Many-Headed Hydra which details the rekindling of the Class War for the modern age. As I commented a few days ago, many years of observation back my analysis and thesis. Of course, a deep look into the reaction to the initial efforts to deal with Oligarchy is mandatory, and the stealthiness of the Reaction is a major piece of work showing the possibilities of Top->Down manipulations to go unnoticed for decades.
Our discussion will continue. Knowing why the Outlaw US Empire acts as it does is key to neutering it for all time. As I tell barflies at MoA, keep your eye on the Big Picture as all the distractions are just that–distractions aimed at misleading your efforts to destroy the Real Beast–Global Financial Oligarchy centered within the Outlaw US Empire.
Hi Outlaw Historian, well said. It is my understanding that indeed the “Outlaw US Empire” is sabotaging at all cost any move towards “ establishing equity among peoples at the national and global level”. I think it is level one of peeling the onion of lies towards truth. Yet, the peeling still must go on. “Mister Global” is pretty sleazy…
Decadent entitled US tyrant versus a strong reformed U.N more truly for the people’s rights. It sounds that “the good” is then in good shape! Like a dream come true, and yet, being sleazy, I bet misterGlobal is already on the good side. He wouldn’t bet on the wrong horse. Still, U.S horsey is still convenient in the race, before the slaughter house. I don’t know if I have any “hope” about any high tech capitalistic system, even if the power is “multipolar”. The Chinese communist party I believe declared that their adoption of capitalistic mode was just temporary , to beat the oppressor at his own game. I tend to believe that once you step in capitalism you adopt not only the machine mode but also the perversion that goes with power unchecked. At a physical level, the multipolarity is supposed to be that check and balance flexible apparatus. Yet, who creates and manage the money flow is the one in power. So, again, how do we claim sovereignty as people, as a country with a government that reflects our sovereignty? How do we destitute the ones that grabbed the control of money, media, governments, its police, army and “intelligence” services, and soon all the real estate including all ressources? Can we destitute Blackrock, Bill Gates and so forth, when lots of people are invested in it to a certain extent? When I say lots, I mean all of us. We are all invested in that system… as it is systemic and systematic.
What would it take? All-mighty God? Much faith for sure. It is utopian and attractive to me although highly unlikely. The scenario of a digitalized system where people are hooked for good on their e- credits and ‘d better behave seems to be what we are gearing towards unfortunately. It seems that the utopia of humans starting a “bottom-up” system might not have the fancy to be a civilisation. It might be tribal. Not a bad thing. For the present system to change radically, it has to collapse first and it will, but by then, the remainings won’t afford making machines or much farming. Overtaxing the planet has a cost: the higher and the longer we stay above the equilibrium line of nature replenishing from what humans take, the lower we will have to go to get back on the line or below. It is a Natural physical law. No escape. Although, denial is part of our survival mechanism… until it is not. Between the global warming and glaciation (due to massive eruptions provoked by solar sunspots/earth magnetic reversal, nukes, fraking, invisible vibrational experiments and who knows what), we are going for a ride on that roller coaster. For me, global warming is a longer term process than glaciation. CO2, methane and such are taking much longer to be re-absorbed than the time it takes for ashes to settle and ice to melt. So, one doesn’t make the other wrong. Back to our present situation, it seems that we need to embrace paradoxes rather than just following orthodox right or wrong. No offense to the Orthodox Church. That right or wrong mode is a mental thing that we all share. And speaking about being on the wrong side, here we are in the US. So, what do we do? Do without the war mode? Do without organized crime? Do without plundering others? Would that be popular if there was the possibility to realistically inform people on what that means on our daily life, how much less we can consume. Last note on that anonymous misterGlobal; It reminds me of the Tv episodes of “ the prisoner” in the late sixties, where the hero, after many battles in his investigation to figure who is number 1 and his drive to be free, realizes that he turned to be number one. Reality is a paradoxical thing with the unconscious and conscious at play.
We’ll see. Thanks Amarynth for the article.
Once again a sincere *thank you* for publishing a detoxification to the bovine excrement spewed forth by the mainstream media against China. I’ve been watching the media effects on the US population with rising attacks on Asians, and it’s unfortunate that the general US population has such a low civilisational IQ that they can’t discern propaganda from pizza.
I fully agree that China will reclaim Taiwan without a shot fired, that is the preferred Asian way of war. Infrastructure costs money to rebuild, and destroyed infrastructure annoys the people, leading to internecine conflicts.
Some good news. Ms. Castro won the election! RoCking in the Free World!
Hybrid war has hit China. It is with great sadness that sports, and WTA specifically, is no longer a safe refuge from politics:
For a good rebuttal on this (fake news) story:
Ahah….EU vin der Leyen announces a 250 billion euro “investment”
The EU Commission has said its Global Gateway strategy will start investing in 2027. A statement today touted the bloc’s financial repute, democratic values and green credentials, as opposed to the infrastructure projects offered by China. ‘The EU will offer its financing under fair and favourable terms in order to limit the risk of debt distress,’ the Commission said. ‘It will focus on physical infrastructuresuch as fibre optic cables, clean transport corridors, clean power transmission lines – to strengthen digital, transport and energy networks.’ Digs at Beijing aside, the EU needs to get its project into gear quickly if it has to compete with China.The first issue could be the £250 billion euros it has pledged which is dwarfed by China’s own Belt and Road spending, which could rise to £975 billion by 2027, according to Morgan Stanley. A further advantage for Beijing is that it bankrolls the initiative through its own state-owned banks, whereas the EU will have to rely on cobbling together the funds…..”
Too late….too complex….too optimistic….too unrealistic?