I want to express my best wishes to all the Orthodox Christians who are celebrating the Nativity of our Lord today: may this day be peaceful and filled with joy!
I will be gone most of the day, so I leave yet another open thread with a suggested topic: “what will happen next now that the Dems total control all *four* branches of government (the usual 3 + the media)“.
Kind regards to all
Христос се роди!
Wishing Andrei and his family, as well as all orthodox members of the Saker Community and also all orthodox brothers and sisters around the world a very joyfull feast.
Special blessings to Serbia!
Thank you and best wishes for the day to you too Saker❤
“what will happen next now that the Dems total control all *four* branches of government (the usual 3 + the media)“.
pogroms, violence, gun grabs and in the end hunger games by the poor for the amusement of the oligarchy class and/or a world war.
In the spirit of the day.
If all we are capable of doing is begging the Oligarchic Transnational Elite Collective (OTEC) to behave better, and typing comments on The Saker and other web sites, we will suffer increasingly severe austerity until we, like cornered mice, desperately, mindlessly lash out not only at the OTEC, but, eventually, even at our equally-desperate neighbors across the street and all over the world.
During their first meeting, Morpheus asks Neo the most important question about their world of “The Matrix” — “Do you want to know what ‘it’ is?”
We must all ask ourselves essentially the same question. What is “it” that keeps failing for the vast majority of people in the US (as well as those of other “western” nations) and preventing things from improving? The OTEC and their MSM do NOT have the answer, and they’re NOT going to allow any discussion in their MSM about alternatives to the present fatally flawed economic system.
I am here to tell you that “it” is NOT any president. “It” is NOT the Fed. “It” is NOT the constitution. And “it” is most definitely NOT an incorrectly adjusted interest rate.
“It” resides between human ears.
“It” is an inevitably-fatal, deeply-inculcated, religious-like belief in the infallibility of human greed (not of greed’s existence or power, but, again, the present, whatever-you-want-to-call-it system’s belief in greed’s infallibility) — that all every single human being of 7.4 billion individuals has to do is attempt to satisfy his\her insatiable greed and everything will turn out just fine for the collective whole of humanity.
Greed, my fellow humans, is NOT good. Why? Because “it” will, by “whatever it takes”, overcome any well-intended measure (from constitutions to Glass Stegalls to TARPs to QEs to NIRPs to fiat money to banning cash to Bitcoin) that that same human mind can invent to attempt to control “it”. History has PROVEN with absolute certainty that this is true.
What we all, as individuals, must somehow, some way come to recognize and accept as the ultimate truth is something that we have been brainwashed by a whatever-you-want-to-call-it system from Day 1 of our lives to believe is not true.
Therefore, the one and only thing that will save humanity from itself (us from each other) is the EXACT OPPOSITE of greed, and that is to “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
To my knowledge, every single religion in the world preaches this Golden Rule as the ultimate truth. Just imagine if all people and all governments put it into practice.
(For some reason I feel it necessary to end by saying that I am an atheist. Sorry.)
The problem is we think someone are brainwashed victims, others are criminals and others heroes. But the reality is we are out of the same shit. We would be exactly like the hypocrites and behave like the Elite if we got the chance.
Poor people are not better people morally than rich people. Probably worse. Few people can withstand the devil’s temptations.
As Jesus Christ said: “The gate is narrow and few will find it”.
To Saker’s question:
I expect hell unleashed with Democrats in total control. The last nail in the coffin for the American we once liked, and welcome to the reset.
“You live in a smart city, you gave up everything to Bezo and Gates, therefore you own nothing and you love it”.
So am I, or rather irreligious, however I think the role of Orthodoxy is to put some sanity in the world.
America will continue to be torn apart from within. Karma’s a Bitch, but a just Bitch. Stay safe and healthy.
The days of America as w knew and loved it are gone forever. Like Saker said: I am nauseated. Nothing more to add.
There is only one route left now for the American people to take.
That is uprising against the Elite, and potentially, civil war.
However, this war will not be brother on brother or neighbor on neighbor. It will be the people Vs. The Elite, and all the brainwashed pawns who try to protect the elite.
This is the ONLY recourse left for America. The alternative is we let the Neocons start WW3 and get us all killed in a nuclear counterstrike, and permanent enslavement. We’re going to have to choose. Either we clean the country and smash the elite into a trillion pieces for all time or the world goes to hell and humanity is permanently enslaved.
I agree 100%
Every one of those brainwashed pawns is a brother or sister.
Christ is born.
I wish you all a time of love, inner peace, and faith in God and your higher Self.
“now that the Dems control all *four* branches of government (the usual 3 + the media)“
Make that *five* to include paramilitary organisations (BLM/ Antifa and other global franchises.)
BLM, “Antifa” are distracting bogeymen *produced by* right-wing media. You cannot separate them from that which provides their existence. A few confused zealots with crowbars or shiny guns, whether they are Red or Blue, does not constitute a real paramilitary force.
Real paramilitaries exist but have not been deployed in the West. Blackwater, et al. See also Amazon’s targeted recruitment of military veterans and extensive cooperation with law enforcement.
Blackwater are mercenaries not paramilitary ie. Professional soldiers for hire.
To me, BLM and Antifa are like the Nazi Brownshirts. Highly ideological militia groups, mostly consisting of civilians who engage in violent, rebel-type activities.
Thanks, Merry Christmas to you too, Saker. I was fortunate that our family gathered and enjoyed Christmas together. May you have the same joy and good health. С Рождеством!
Father in Heaven
May the spirit of the eternal Christ son illuminate the thinking minds of those who make a difference by sharing political insight and analysis on here, may they be truly blessed, amen.
They have already moved to ban personal pronouns in Congress. I think that means full steam ahead. But in a way they had control while Trump was president. Or at least the power that controls both has never lost control. Republicans had the white house, and both houses of Congress and couldn’t even get rid of Obama’s Affordable Care Act. No wall. No withdrawal of troops. At times I had the impression the Democrats had all the branches of government even then.
Neither wing of this evil bird is good but the left wing seems more rotten than the right. I’m expecting what others here believe won’t happen: War! I think they will decide to pick on Iran first but you never know. Trump may try and start it before he gets the boot.
Wishing the Saker and his family a very Blessed Christmas and to all Orthodox Christians. May God be with you all.
Increasingly, the American system shows its true colors. The nominally “democratic republic” was displaced by plutocratic oligarchy in the early 20th century following the titanic rise of the industrial elite (Rockefellers, JP Morgan, et al.). For over a century the political direction of the USA has been determined not by We The People but rather by elite transnational special interests. Those interests temporarily aligned with the People during WW2 but have since greatly diverged.
The defining event of yesterday is not the clown-show that took place on Capitol Hill, but rather Facebook and Twitter’s indefinite suspension of speech rights of the incumbent POTUS. Let that sink in. Who really is in power in this situation? In another world, the POTUS breaks up or nationalizes Facebook and Twitter. In our present reality, it is the tech titans that control it.
The key issue for the at-last-unmasked totalitarian regime is how to deal with the aforementioned clowns, Trump’s confused “deplorables”. Pressure will keep building among those 70+ million American citizens.
The least bloody route is a total crackdown on anti-establishment media. Control the virtual realities that they live in to control their behavior.
If that fails, a false-flag attack on regular American soil with regular American casualties might do the trick. Or would it? Already among right-wing sources is a sense of disbelief that yesterday’s events at the Capitol were genuine; given the results, they must have been instigated by the elites! The distrust may already be too great.
If that is the case, then the second dissolution of the Union may be in the cards…
Now that US is so badly divided, the only way to “unite” the country is the oldest trick in the book: War!
Would that be in Venezuela, Libya (again!), Syria or even Ukraine or Belarus – take your pick! I think in Africa you can not accomplish media visibility enough, so they are out this time.
And it will work, as usual. The Amerikan people are constantly appeased through social bribery, in this case the imperial aggression of the Democratic Party war machine. This Trump stuff will likely fizzle out and the people will be pacified because Covid will be resolved (magically once Biden is president) and the economy will start to recover and people will soon start having things they can lose again (like jobs or assets), so they won’t take any risks of challenging the government or its policies. Amerikans are the most easily pacified people on the planet. They’ll accept all the censorship, accept all the warmongering, accept all the xenophobia, accept all the culture shifts, and gladly reap the scraps from the table.
I’ve been trying to predict which country the Biden admin will try to destroy first. I’m leaning toward a reinvigorated effort to overthrow Assad, but it might end up being somewhere else, a low hanging fruit. They’d have to create another boogyman first, so keep an eye on that. I’d be interested in a Saker article about this subject. Which country will Biden attempt (and hopefully fail) to destroy first?
Venezuela or some other Latin American country is all they’re capable of at this point. Someone close to home to reinforce the idea of local hegemony and buck up the morale on the home front, as that’s pretty much all that’s left at this point. Anything more than that and they’ll need a domestic false-flag incident of commensurate proportions – possibly nuclear and/or a massive EMP attack – to justify an all-out war effort. Definitely not out of the question either. The wars will all be “full spectrum” from here on out, meaning that they’ll be aimed at the American populace every bit as much as they’ll be aimed at any alleged hostile foreigners. I’ve always thought that they’d sacrifice a good sized American metropolitan area to start the next one, and this might finally be that time. That said, CV19’s proving pretty lucrative already and more variations on that theme are no doubt soon on their way as well. Decisions, decisions…
Venezuela is more complicated than what you think.. that’s they will never dare.
Yes, this is a good point with the wars. The problem is that Ukraine and Belarus cannot be attacked directly by the US without the US being completely destroyed. Syria is similar and the US military will oppose, since the US has no standing there except a meaningless escalation, where they don’t have the escalation control. Libya maybe but useless. Venezuela seems more likely but still not very easy to get. I would mostly expect heating up all the existing conflicts: with Russia, China, Iran. Actually, currently Russia has a good standing in the Middle East and a lot of Central Asia. There’s no military and political capacity in the US to go against this in any meaningful way.
They may go the stupid way of sanctions and hurt themselves more. I think the US, no matter how much they try to externalize and project their issues, they will mostly be occupied with internal problems and this will weaken their positions to start major wars. They may continue badgering their “allies”.
If we see escalation against Iran that turns into an actual conflict, this would indicate we are very close to the end.
We know that Biden is very involved in the destruction of Ukraine and will create discord there and he is very involved with the attacks against the Orthodox Church not knowing that even the gates of hell will never prevail over Christ and His Church. So I think that the US will find its failures mainly along these lines, probably in “unity” with Turkey.
As far as I can see on Twitter materials, it seems that at least some police were *pretty* passive when demonstrators were going to the capitol building. In one scene the cops just pretty much walked away once they touched the fence, in another scene a cop was physically yelling people to move past the fence once the gate was opened, in a third scene one cop signaled the demonstrator “on the tip of the sphere” to advance forward in the Congress hall. And it’s said it might’ve been a Pence security man that shot the women.
So what does it mean? Completely planned op? Maybe not, but IMHO don’t forget the real riots going on in whole USA during 2020. It was really tough on police across all the US and as I understand, probably a vast majority supports Trump so it could’ve actually shown on this occasion.
“We’ve gone from the situation in 1960, when one working class income could support a family comfortably, to the situation in 2020, when one working class income won’t keep a family off the street. Those changes weren’t accidental, nor were they inevitable; they were the results of readily identifiable policies pushed by a bipartisan consensus, and defended by government, corporate, and media flacks with a disingenuousness that borders on the pathological.”
John Michael Greer
In 2016 70% of democrats polled said that the election of Donald Trump was “illegitimate.” They were not only disappointed in their candidates loss but were convinced that this loss was the result of some form of election chicanery. In 2020 80% of republicans polled said effectively the same thing; that Donald Trump was cheated out of a presidential victory. So what does this tell us? Are our elections really THAT fraudulent and prone to debasement? Did “the Russians” actually hack the ’16 election and put their man (Trump) in office? And conversely, Did the Democrats use widespread election rigging and ballot stuffing in ’20 to achieve Biden’s win? Are the majority of the voting citizens (70% of democrats and 80% of republicans) completely bamboozled or are they seeing things the way they are? One thing these polls certainly suggest is that the majority of voters in the US (Let’s say roughly 75%, be they blue team or red team, maybe 90-100 million people) have little confidence in elections IF THEIR CANDIDATE LOSES. If their candidate wins, any report of election fraud or foreign “meddling” is refuted immediately. If their candidate loses, even the most outlandish and unlikely conspiracy is believed to be the cause. This state of affairs; a divided population busy blaming each other, works just fine for the ruling class of billionaires and their political and media stooges. Divide and Rule.
Medicare for all is not being talked about. Ending the military occupations of numerous countries is off the table. The obscene defense budget gets passed without a debate. A feeble, disjointed response to a global pandemic continues. Millions are headed toward bankruptcy and homelessness due to NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN and the federal government throws pennies to the citizenry while hurling billions toward the corporate class. What do I expect in 2021? More of the same. The country is already in a depression. This is what a dying empire looks like. “Credit Card” Joe Biden is a classic conservative democrat, he will do nothing to improve the everyday lives of the majority of people in this country. He has a long record of “public service.” Hunker down. Good luck.
“Medicare for all is not being talked about. Ending the military occupations of numerous countries is off the table. The obscene defense budget gets passed without a debate. A feeble, disjointed response to a global pandemic continues. Millions are headed toward bankruptcy and homelessness due to NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN and the federal government throws pennies to the citizenry while hurling billions toward the corporate class.”
As de-dollarization continues and it’s getting continuously harder to finance budget (and trade) deficits, as the streams of free stuff and goodies from the imperial periphery dry up, I bet the congress will start taking notice – when the defense budget starts to decline without their consent. First they will of course have a COMPLETE collapse of the society, since the defense budget is the last to be touched. Everything else can crash first.
It’s kind of similar if someone is completely high on meth and the only way he will take notice to slow down, is chop off his limbs. Kind of like that one Monty Python scene…
The smart thing to do would be for Biden to pardon Trump and the people who stormed the Capital building but that is very unlikely. I suspect that the Dems are planning on implementing a scorched earth policy against Trump and his supporters. After having the election stolen from them expect the Trump Deplorables to fight back.
That is what is feared, only a handful were arrested after the maylay, and now threats to return and disrupt the swearing in are being reported, and so in response tall metal fences are being raised to attempt to contain the damage done by both the congress critters, (and their laws) and their animalistic opponents, (and their reactions).
Escalation of this conflict which, appears to be occurring by both sides, will only increase the reactions by both sides and in my opinion, increase the damage done to, and by, both sides.
The gatekeepers are outing themselves @ every single “alternative” and “conservative” site on the interwebz🤷♂️😂
At least there was some positive consequences after the demoncRat coup and protest in dc🤷♂️
check out strategic culture, tac and any of the other sites, it is not hard to find them…
They show their true allegiance already in the headlines..
“We need to be crystal clear on what did and did not happen in Washington, DC .” on Jan. 6, 2021.
I agree absolutely. this should be the first order of business, not emotional namecalling and labeling.
The idea of protesting legitimate grievances has flown out the window.
But where can an objective investigator be found?
Trump was stupid enough to (continue to) make himself a convenient kicking boy so that many otherwise decent “blue” citizens never have had to look to their own party and their own media (namely, the so-called mainstream media which is in fact Democratic Party media) to find the roots of what what went down in 2016, 2020, and 2021.
Regardless of what he says, the idea of shutting up the POTUS is IMO a very radical act, an insurrectionary act. The POTUS is the commander in chief. How dare a bunch of Twitter and FB children arrogate to themselves such power? Don’t the “blues” see that this power will also be used against them????
Calling Brecht . . . Come in, come in . . .
I just looked at Strategic Culture and saw the piece by Finian Cunningham.
Generally I like his writing. But I have been turned off by his recent offerings that concern Trump and the recent election etc.
A lot of different kinds of writers are featured on Strategic-Culture.org. They can write what they wish—I don’t know that S-C has a “line,” other than being a platform for independent thinkers and analysts, most of whom write quite well. So, I can’t agree with your excoriation of Strategic-Culture as such.
Unfortunately Trump has made it very easy to discount the deeper currents in American culture and political life because he offers such an easy and juicy target . . . and, basically, get-out-of-jail card for Dems who are unable to face their own responsibility in creating the mess this country is in. Obama, the Clintons—these characters are off-limits to Dems. They are like saints. You cannot even discuss their actual actions and the legacies of their administrations with Dems. The latter have circuled the mental (or is that maybe “womental”??) wagons and if you question the Dem record you get a shot of emoting about Trump. Nothing more. No rational discourse.
It is pointless to say (as I have been doing for quite a while now) “It is not about Trump but about the political aspirations of those who turned to him, finding no other chamption.” Or, as a matter of fact, “It is not about Assange qua Assange, but what he stands for.”
No, no, these complacent, superior Dems are so sure that they are right, they simply do not pay any attention to any alternative ideas. Those who try to explain an alternative viewpoint or the viewpoint of disaffected Dems who voted for Trump, etc. are labeled as “creepy.” Trump has enabled the erection of very impermeable defensive mechanisms.
Having just read, at Strategic-Culture.org, Robert Bridges’s piece on the prohibition of gendered terms by the House, I am on the verge of jumping on the next international flight that will take me! What utter insanity.
Talk about making the USA a laughingstock around the world, the imbecility of a congressman actually saying “Amen and Awoman” is considerably more worthy of ridicule than some thugs and thuguettes invading the Capitol.
A blessed Christmas to the Saker and his loved ones, and to all orthodox followers of this blog.
May you be safe and unyielding in your faith as a shining example for the rest of us.
I suggest this will speed up the implosion of the ’empire’… as the ‘Biden Administration’ is clearly worse than the current one. As for timeline, US leadership has been getting worse since JFK.
I must concede that The Saker was right in dismissing Trump a few days after his inauguration… instead of loyalty to his team, he tried appeasement of the swamp… and so Karma strikes; payback in lack of loyalty to him.
Of course, this is far from over… a lost battle does not mean a lost war.
PS; best wishes to all for the new year!
Merry Orthodox Christmas! It is supposed to be a joyous occasion, but the evil cabal does not allow it…
What do I think the cabal will do?
*As per their MO, they will throw their useful idiot Trump to the wolves by having the FBI arrest him. Mossad will then throw another useful idiot, Biden, to the wolves under the narrative “Biden colluded with Iran to arrest Trump, just look at Rouhani’s Twitter.” New president Harris will then “unify” the country & NATO by declaring war on Iran.
*Unfortunately for NATO, Iran will destroy their Armada with secret hypersonic missiles unknown to NATO’s intelligence.
*NATO’s eventual defeat will be recognised worldwide, & peace favouring Iran will be brokered by Moscow and/or Beijing.
*USA will finally break apart, many Jewish Americans will flee to Israel, which itself will be attacked by Palestinians, and the Christian Zionists will be lynched by Americans with nothing left to lose.
*The cabal’s allies in Europe will also start a war with Russia, but Russia will punish them by unleashing the KGB on the Rothschilds, and liberating many former Soviet provinces.
*In the Pacific, the cabal will recognise Taiwan separatists, which will lead to China destroying the “Quad” Armada, & finally taking full control over Taiwan.
“What would have happened if Black Lives Matter resorted to the kind of violence the proud boys , the kkk, the oath keepers, the white suprematists carried out today on our Capitol?”
the hag actually tweeted those words…
“Like all Americans I am outraged by the violence, lawlessness and mayhem,” Trump said in the video address. “The demonstrators who infiltrated the Capitol have defiled the seat of American democracy.”
This is trump s last statement.
Where are trump s die hard fans now?
Trump has always been a fraud an overcooked spaghetti and nothing more. I hope trump lovers got that now.
He was just a fiddle to be played, now biden is the danger that cant be ignored, or one will pay dearly for it.
“Now, Congress has certified the results. A new administration will be inaugurated on January 20. My focus now turns to ensuring a smooth, orderly and seamless transition of power,” he continued. “This moment calls for healing and reconciliation.”
The overcooked spaghetti continued.
I stopped trusting trump after he bombed Syria in 2017. I was 100% right.
Draining the swamp? LOL. What a joke.
The military runs the country, that’s why they want to distance themselves between them and political troubles, so as to not wake the citizens to their unknowing confinement and slavery (to money).
Eisenhower’s warning was the last the issue was brought up and its now dust that’s swept under the rug and forgot about b/c its easy to do.
Trump just threw his supporters under the bus by basically agreeing that a peaceful attempt at a sit in which was viciously attacked by someone shooting an unarmed protestor and which then got out of hand was an attempt at insurrection which is a Democrat hysterical double-talk line. No, the protestors, some 200,000 who did not attempt to “rush” the building, were there with legitimate grievances over a stolen election which no one would investigate.
We need to be crystal clear on what did and did not happen in Washington, DC . Let us recognize gas lighting when we see it performed upon us. Antifa violent thugs breaking windows etc. and armed with implements of destruction are called “mostly peaceful” protestors vs Trump supporters, unarmed without masks carrying protest placards peacefully attempting a sit in but who are called violent insurrectionists? The American people do not buy it one bit and are en masse signing up on gab.com. Besides, who fired the shot that killed the protestor? Will there be any investigation? I don’t hear screaming and yelling about police brutality from CIA-CNN. What was she doing that merited such a reprisal?
Act II. Lead by this idiot President-to-be: K. Harris
Pence, the steely protege of the deep state, is deep nixxing any talk of 25th Amendment action as over kill now that Trump has rolled over. Rightly so. Don’t double down when you have already won unless you are complete idiots which they are.
I find it ironic that Russia which will be the main target in the coming period. ( all those US factories in China will
not be put at risk with a war by the way) was doing the highest activity possible on Jan 6th and 7th—preparing for a spiritual, unifying holiday which uplifted the nation. Congratulations.
Cleopatra’s Banquet starring the aforementioned ‘K Harris’: This is a satire that contains nudity. It examines an old historical event without identifying the other actors. The Banquet of Cleopatra is the title of several workpieces showing the culmination of a wager between Cleopatra and Mark Antony as to which one could provide the most expensive feast.
As recounted in Pliny the Elder’s Natural History Cleopatra wins the wager: after Mark Antony’s feast, Cleopatra drops a rare and precious pearl from her earring into a cup of vinegar and drinks it once the pearl has dissolved. The third person at the table is Lucius Munatius Plancus, at the time Antony’s ally, who was to decide the winner of the wager.
Well, now that Biden is President, he will become wealthier than he ever imagined being. His foreign policy will be grifting and influence sales. If there is a civil threat against his life or the lives of the elites, he will bomb Iran or Syria, maybe using nukes. If there’s no war, there will at least be more chaos where ever there are US bases. There will be more imaginative insane narratives that don’t make any sense whatever. There will be more city-burning by BLM and Antifa thugs, so that the bankers can scarf up properties and businesses for pennies on the dollar.Sanctions will continue, because it’s a safe way to steal millions and billions of dollars from countries that haven’t isolated themselves from Western banking institutions. The unscientific AMA-based CDC vaccines will do lots of damage and be made obligatory by law. Most will refuse the shots and be grounded from travel. The world will accelerate its removal from all spheres of Western influence, and the US will be the cause of that isolation of US economy from global economy. A thief is not a good trade partner. The US will find its victims in foreign countries shooting back. Global press will continue adopting the truth in its reporting, calling it like it is: The US is Global Terrorist, not Global Policeman. US Military is Terrorist Organization. US wars are not wars, but terror campaigns against civilians. The world starts to use correct language rather then Western narratives.
The “American” (US) people remain uneducated, ignorant, and stupid, unable to think critically about the things they cannot see, because they are trained to not see them, therefore there will not be a revolution. There may be pointless rioting, a venting of frustrated nerves, but no definitive, guided takeover of a rogue government. That requires thought and intelligent planning, and there is no thinking or intelligence in the US people.
If the US does bomb Iran, the US military will suffer a grievous, bloody defeat with many dead, in which case it could double down with more bombs or perhaps nukes, in which case Russia would destroy the US infrastructure and invade/occupy the US, bringing the US leadership into custody and trial by military tribunals. There will be Russian MP’s on every city corner.
With the democrats in charge, the US collapse will accelerate. Jobs will disappear. Small business will evaporate. Crime will accelerate. Families will defend themselves with firearms. There will be widespread robbery and murders, thefts, vandalism.
Neighbor will hate neighbor. The police will stop policing even more than now. Blacks will become more violent, and more whites will become violent as well, as they continue to emulate black culture.
States will start moving toward secession, and regions will consider it as well.
The elites may consider a wholesale nuclear assault on either Russia or China, or both, and they will be arrested before the first nuke launches, because the US nuclear command is being monitored by Russia. The US infrastructure will be destroyed by conventional Russian armaments, not nuclear ones.
The US people are too stupid to stop their own country from doing anything that will cause the end of their country or the world, so Russia, with China’s help, is monitoring our country, to prevent the end of life on earth.
And yes, US people will get stupider through all this deterioration of US “culture”. There will be more genders, more prohibitions on talking about issues, more loss of freedoms, and the US people will go along with it. They are like retarded people – unable to take care of themselves without help. There really is no hope for them.
Do remember, Patrick, that there was no hope for Russia at one time in the recent past.
The Nativity of our Lord: the New alliance of God with humanity, something that is so far from the values that portend what is going on presently in the US. You’re talking here of a New Alliance with humanity, leaving behind the Alliance in the old testament. As I read somewhere, God said ” I will be what I will be”: that means He will intervene on this Earth as He sees fit . Jésus was one solution 2000 years ago so we can have confidance on Him for the futur.
“what will happen ….”: work with the Holy Spirit. He will inspire the needed leadership and organize the needed ressources. Other nations have been through this and this nation is young. The new leadership knows it’s on the wrong side of history and worse, it has nowhere else to go to rebuild their power, contrary to when they moved to America. Desparate indeed.
hristos se rodi
greetings from serbia my breather saker
The Western world (which includes Australia in the Far East of Western Europe, and Israel in the Middle East) is going backward, faster and faster. I woke this morning with this thought; but somehow I was comforted by another thought. Christianity has at its centre the vision of God come down from His vast and starry Heavens, to live as a man on Earth, to do our work, to share our suffering — and to share our joy. The nativity of Christ is a call to lift our eyes from the daily struggle in the swamp, with a promise of eternal joy to match our brief taste of mortal joy.
God doesnt exactly suffer except at looking at the pathetic humans and how far they will go to keep control of the candy store.
Merry Christmas from Moscow…
Thanks so much. I really enjoyed that stroll. When I was there with my daughter two years ago, we loved walking the streets, just soaking up the sights and sounds. Lovely to hear the Russian voices and laughter in the background. Merry Christmas.
This is a difficult one. It is as if one wants to remain with good and lovely Christmas wishes, but the events of the day makes that difficult.
Here is what I think is in the process of happening. The overall view is that the US has seen a coup. Coups are not bloodless and the US is now not exceptional – they will go down the way of a coup traditionally, with US characteristics. Its time to go and read Dmitry Orlov again, from soup to nuts – from his early predictions and the more up to date work, where he refined those.
Unfortunately, the US has chosen the most painful way for themselves, and then the concomitant effects on the wider world.
The US will sink to mob rule with leaders as the billionaire corporate oligarchs. Everyone will do his/her own thing, while the ruling class will focus on scorched earth policy to pay back everyone that was in dissent to them, over the past years – the Trump era. The corporate oligarchs will finagle with the ruling class in the house and senate to get what they want. Others will bail. Kushner is bailing. https://therealdeal.com/national/2020/12/29/kushner-companies-plans-100m-israeli-bond-raise/
There will be no focus on American citizens, excepting cancellation or harsh measures if a citizen does not obey the Church of the Woke – personal pronouns, cultural depravities, etc.
The war makers, the pentagon will try wars, but it will not work. They will be shot out of the skies – then they will stop and become an overblown overblusterous deeply broken organization, trying to survive with fake vision, announced regularly. Perhaps the soldiers on the many US bases will have to hike home as organization starts unravelling.
The new administration will be busy with finance busyness. These people are bureaucrats. They will accomplish nothing, excepting a further fall of the empire.
In the next year or so, hyperinflation will start setting in and will increase in its effect over some years to come.
I would suggest if you do not have a garden, please get on with it now. Create your own business with goods that your neighbors need. The work of handymen will be needed. Fix fridges or washing machines or things like that.
The States will start closing their borders under some pretext or another and border controls will be seen in some places. It will be everyone for themselves. Infrastructure and organization and administration will start unraveling at the seams. These ones, like the IRS, will start suffering from hyperinflation and become less effective. Nobody working there will actually care about their jobs. This will filter through to the lowest driver’s license office or water board – all of the administrative functions in an internal disintegration like the fall of Russia. States will start minting their own currencies.
Increasingly local communities or groups of neighbors will fill the administrative vacuums and start looking after themselves. If they have good police departments, they will do well. If not, there will be quasi mob rule. Good states will go the same way. There may not be a formal effort at removing themselves from the union, but there will be de facto changes.
Increasingly people will fall back on what Kunstler calls ‘a world made by hand’. Study the use of herbs and spices as medicines. Become as self-sufficient as possible. Bring your community together.
Internationally all money flows will hiccup but the process of becoming independent of the petrodollar is well advanced. All economies will slow down while sending back all the dollars being printed now. We will all look inward and there will hardly be a person on our planet that is not affected.
Collapse of the US and all that depend on her, is here.
After the Georgia vote, it is clear that to win elections the Republican party will have to be more Trump than Trump. The Republican party needs a candidate who has the same policies as Trump, and is a smooth talker like Clinton. A guy with one fist of iron, and the other of vaseline.
This was not a revolution. Some here have been drawing comparisons with the storming of the Bastille and the Bolshevik Revolution. Grandiose delusion. Early on I stopped reading the words that were being pumped like toxic slurry from a mine site. I focused on the images, still and moving, that were being posted.
This is what I saw:
– a large gathering of protesters near the Capitol;
– a few punches thrown at the barricades, from both sides, and some pepper spray in the air – minor argy bargy;
– police moving barricades to one side as if to say: “This way to the Capitol ladies and gentlemen”;
– inside the Capitol, protesters moving about in a mostly orderly way;
– also inside the Capitol, protesters taking selfies with police and one man yelling “ACAF, ACAF, ACAF” – All Cops Are Friends, a corruption of what once was a more often heard refrain: “ACAB” -All Cops Are Bastards; show me the revolution that had widespread support and active participation of the police;
– when it was all over, protesters filing out of the Capitol in an orderly fashion, single file and seemingly practising Dr Fauci’s guidelines on social distancing.
It seems to me that the big winners in all of this are those who would shut down freedom of speech. Twitter suspended the account of the President of the United States. And many cheered at this. A complete disgrace. The argument is that we mustn’t allow anything to be said or done that might inflame the passions of the unhinged among us. Taken to its logical conclusion, this would suggest that we ban the Bible, the Koran, the Magna Carta, the Declaration of Independence and the collected works of Martin Luther King Jr.
Twitter and the rest of big media have won this skirmish over the First Amendment.
Have we forgotten what Gil Scott-Heron said in 1974? “The revolution will not be televised”.
The preppars have prepped…..the homesteaders retreating to the hills and far away places…intentional communities hunker down..religious church communities weep and pray but become more sectarian..the whackoes are whacking….gated communities protect themselves in their make believe fortresses….expect more. If people think america is suffering…..just wait until the zombies really appear- the confused desparate and broken mentally lost un or illeducated , the gang culture, the dog eat dog financiers and business classes, criminal classes looking for prey such as the infirm and elderley, the self decievers and disillusioned.
The psychic pain and anguish and anger to be released aint gonna be nice.
What is really frightening is Twitters blackballing Trump. weather Dem or Rep this infringement of free speech without any of the political class speaking out against it is foreboding!! Media giants need to be controlled lest we find ourselves, completely controlled.
Christ is Born—- Glorify Him!!
Buy hand tools….learn how to sharpen them….buy hurricane lamps..”invest”in anything low tech mechanical basic transport eg vintage vehicles …farming….and how to repair ….learn to use natural materials and materials not expensive hi tech stuff and chemicals. Learn how to preserve foods and prepare from basics. Move near to a coal field for local fuel and coal gas. Learn self sufficiency at a non hitech level.
If you plan on using JJ advice make sure you don’t take the jab ( Beast ) as you will either be dead or the time it takes to learn these skills the jab infects you with the virus and it kills your God given immune system so pointless as your life expectancy is cut by half.
And You Will receive the beast & the mark on the hand and head!!!!
Refusing you will not be able to buy or sell but hold out in my name ( Lord ) for there is No Eternity in my father’s kingdom who receives it.
Youv been warned by the most High Divine God!
Trump thinks he will be able to challenge the next election but he wont be let by the swamp, which happened to be a whole ocean.
He could have led a people’s revolution including the occupation and confiscation of all fake media and big tech and pharma giants. Now it’s to late. My view is that from 21 january, he will be crucified with a vengeance
God bless you all. Let the love and light of Christ shine on 2021.
Dear Andrei and all the orthodox Christians in the world Assalaamu Aleekum,
I wish you all a happy and merry Orthodox Christian Christmas to you and all your families and loved ones. I pray to Allah that you are all protected from the plots and evil of the Antichrist until our master the True Messiah Jesus Christ returns God willing. Ameen.
I think we may witness some civil unrest, but more than that we would see a “withdrawal syndrome” in the society and especially the media, for whom Trump was like a drug. The worst thing will happen when they completely censor and silence Donald and they need to start eating each other to fulfill their thirst for blood. No matter what they say, they really needed him. The US is like a fallen wicked woman that is completely emotionally exhausted and needed this unexpected seemingly “aggressive trickster male” to make her feel alive and meaningful, and now she seeks comfort in the hands of a dysfunctional olds man. The Dem party is overfed now and will probably collapse worse than the US itself. How exactly is a question of further deliberation.
Slight off-topic (but related):
I go back to Mr. Saker’s article http://thesaker.is/when-exactly-did-the-anglozionist-empire-collapse/. Along these lines, the Empire was sick and suffering for a long time until Trump euthanized it on Jan 3, 2020. Then, it died on Jan 8, 2020. The entirety of 2020 was one big denial of the reality, until it started settling a bit in the end and Jan 2021 is when the death certificate is being issued. From there on, it is another preparation and we are expecting a funeral at some point. Maybe before that it will be washing and dressing the corpse, putting it in a coffin, digging a grave, etc. Somewhere in the shadows the vultures are waiting to get their piece.
You’re forgetting about zombies.
BREAKING: FBI Arrests West Virginia Lawmaker For Entering US Capitol (VIDEO)
doxxing and protest outside fib agents houses and stopping Any arrest of protesters is a protip for murcans right now.
if not possible to stop an arrest surrounding the police station and courts is a good alternative.
I highly recommend downloading the sabotage manuals and guerilla manuals from the usaf, there are good advice for Real civilian disobedience/sabotage in them.
I have them stored on a thumbdrive+i have printed out “important” pages from them.
This one is still valid and full of good tips for resistance against a illegitimate government imo.
SIMPLE SABOTAGE FIELD MANUAL Strategic Services (Provisional) Prepared under direction of The Director of Strategic Services OSS REPRODUCTION BRANCH SIMPLE SABOTAGE FIELD MANUAL Strategic Services (Provisional) STRATEGIC SERVICES FIELD MANUAL No. 3
Office of Strategic Services
Washington, D. C.
17 January 1944
If you do not already know where I’m living in Norway. Please ask either Amarynth or The Saker for my E-Mail address. Ref. this comment.
Manual can be downloaded here:
…..More nonsense anti China and Russia bashing to start with….and a few months after (god not willing) some somekescreen bollockswar against whoever miniscule fabricated threat to the ” indispensable nation” is next ( Venezuela, Mozanbique, Andorra, St Kitts, Amara Viejo?)
Will China and Russia allow it this time?
May I wish you a happy and holy Christmas, this January 7, 2021.
May you continue to keep up the good work of this blog,
which is a blessing to us.
Re “What really happened?”
In a local paper:
An Oak Bluffs man was in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday as Congress certified the Electoral College votes. And while there was a chaotic and deadly invasion going on inside the Capitol that resulted in a reported five deaths and other injuries, Steve Gallas said that what he witnessed outside was much more peaceful. Editor George Brennan spoke to Gallas about what he saw. Gallas also provided video footage and photos.
(sorry, behind a pay wall).
” The highest form of prayer is to stand silently in awe before God” … St. Isaac the Syrian
The Nativity of Christ !
He has come upon earth, He Who in the beginning created us from earth and breathed His Divine breath into us; He has come Who “giveth to all life, and breath, and all things” .
He has come, He Who by a single word called all things visible and invisible from non-existence into existence,
He has come, He Whom the innumerable hosts of Angels continually pray and joy.
And in what humility has He come! He is born of a poor Virgin, in a cave, wrapped in poor swaddling clothes, and laid in a manger.
Riches, honours, glory of this world! fall down, fall down in humility, tearful devotion, and deep gratitude before the Saviour of men, and share your riches with the poor and needy. Do not pride yourselves on your visionary, fleeting distinctions, for true distinction can only be found in virtue.
Glory of this world! learn here, before the manger, your vanity. Thus, let us all humble ourselves; let us all fall down in the dust before the boundless humility and exhaustion of the Sovereign of all, of God, Who has come to heal our infirmities, to save us from pride, vanity, corruption, and every sinful impurity.”
St. John of Kronstadt on the Nativity of Christ
Someone explain to me the logic of having Christmas on the 7th. or on the 25th when no one really knows when the birth took place. We know that the Earth revolves around the sun we also know that if we had 365 days in a year each year, each passing century would throw our calendar out of whack by almost a full month. So here comes this Pope and says we need the calendar time tin sync with the seasons, so that Easter remains almost always the same. Why do Orthodox Christians use the Gregorian calendar for calendar time but not in their celebrations of Christmas and Easter.. If we are going to manipulate religion and make adjustments to the laws of physics to reflect the religious theory of creation. .
Many Orthodox churches now use the Gregorian calendar for all festal celebrations except Easter, in accordance with western Christan churches that are non-Orthodox, including for Christmas. Russia and some other Orthodox churches (mine included) have remained on the old Julian calendar, which as you say is not astronomically accurate. My adherence to Old Calendar is based on continuity, by which without a break in service feast after feast gives me a timeline that says there have been thirteen days discrepancy since the calendar was formulated, and that is a longer time than the month you speculate for each century, since it has been far longer than that for the religious calendar to have gradually receded in time.
We do not measure our spirituality astronomically, though we pay attention to the seasons of the year,choosing significant times to enhance the significance of the spiritual feasts we celebrate, so that the earth on which we live can be in harmony with spiritually significant happenings, even if the Gospel writers did not see that such synchronization was important. Except, that is, for Easter, which is called a moveable feast and is definitely located seasonally as happening at the time of Passover for the Jews. For this feast all Orthodox Christians celebrate on the same date, which occasionally is even the same date as for the western Christians.
I hope that somewhat amateur explanation is of assistance to you.
Absolutely not amateur at all . My problem with all this is that Christianity did not come into existence until some 200 or so AD. Any time the church was unable to justify the biblical with Science they changed the Bible or just gave some lame explanation to the events. Gregorian calendar is an example.