By Batiushka for The Saker blog
Decolonisation: The Western Withdrawal from Asia, Africa and Europe
The Western European Empires have gone. The bankrupt Spanish Empire went first, in the century before last, the Germans lost their colonies in 1919 (at the same time as the Austro-Hungarians lost their European colonies), then the Italians lost their fantasies in Africa during the Second World War, the Germans got kicked out of their colonies in Eastern Europe in 1945, but the Portuguese much later, only getting kicked out of Africa in the 1970s. By that time the Dutch, the British, the Belgians and the French had also been kicked out of their colonies. Only the NATO Danes still hold on to Greenland, which is a lot of ice and snow and all of 56,000 people, though both Eisenhower and Trump wanted to buy it. However, since the US has its base at Thule, it effectively controls the country anyhow.
Since 1947 the UK has been kicked out of almost everywhere, infamously from the Indian Subcontinent in 1947, from Palestine in 1948 and humiliatingly, by their Americans ‘allies’, from Suez in 1956. All that remains is, for the moment, a small group of tiny enclaves and islands like Bermuda, the Caymans, Gibraltar, St Helena, the Falklands etc, about 18,000 square kilometres and fewer than 300,000 people in all, plus a lot of ice in the ‘British Antarctic Territory’.
As for France, after its humiliation in South-East Asia in 1954, it has gradually been kicked out of Africa (1946-2022) (Suez in 1956, Algeria in 1962 etc) and soon, even after its decades of assassinating independentist African politicians and military interventions, it will have nothing left there, though it still has a few islands in various oceans here and there.
As for the short-lived US Empire, over the last fifty years it has largely been kicked out of several Asian countries (Vietnam (1975), Iran (1979), Iraq (2011-2021) Afghanistan (2021), now out of Russia (2022), and soon out of China, India and Saudi Arabia. True, it still hangs on in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Israel, but not for much longer. Eurasia is to be US-free.
As regards the Western withdrawal from Europe, the UK left Europe in 2020. It still hangs on to Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and above all to England, but it will not last. Now it is the turn of the US to be kicked out of Europe. It is happening in the Ukraine at this very moment, but this rejection will later spread to Western Europe. Then it will be the turn of the EU to be kicked out of Europe and ultimately the US will be kicked out of the Americas, especially out of the US.
Do not be surprised by the words ‘the Western withdrawal from Europe’ or ‘the UK being kicked out of the UK, the EU out of the EU and the US out of the US’. This is not gibberish. I am talking about the removal of the three parasitic Establishment elites in all those three manmade unions. Once those elites have gone, those purely manmade unions will fall and the newly sovereign peoples of England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the peoples of Continental Western Europe and all those in Northern America can be liberated from their zombification and so will be able to retrieve their roots, their identity, their sovereignty and their selves again.
When the USA gets desperate, it always turns to terrorism, much as gunboat Britain did and still, very weakly, attempts to do. Without mentioning the CIA-created quagmires in Latin America or in Asia or mentioning the details of the Gulf of Tonkin (1), we recall its quagmires just in Europe: the installation of the Greek junta in 1967, the CIA overthrow of De Gaulle in France in 1968, the assassination of Aldo Moro in Italy in 1978, the assassination of Olof Palme in 1986, and much more recently MH17, its terrorist attacks on the Nordstream pipelines and the Crimea Bridge, and now its attempt to force Russia to use nuclear weapons, so that the Zionist neocons in Washington can at last find an excuse to use their nuclear toys.
Those who want modern Russia to behave like Stalin’s Soviet Union and blast their brother-people of the Ukraine off the map, as the USSR did in Berlin in 1945 (though in truth most of the damage had already been done by Anglo-American terrorist bombing) need a gentle reminder. Despite US fantasies and intimidation, I have news – the Soviet Union is dead and President Putin definitely does not want it back. He, after all, lived through its end when he was in East Germany and remembers just how awful it was. Russia’s aim has never been either the occupation of the Ukraine (unlike the Soviet aim in Eastern Europe in 1945, which was to create a buffer zone for self-protection from the aggressive West), or the destruction of the Ukraine, or the massacre of its Ukrainian brothers. Let us remind ourselves yet again of Russia’s three aims in this conflict against the US puppet regime in Kiev, that is, of the aims of the Russian campaign for the liberation of Russia’s brothers and sisters in the Ukraine from the Fascist junta. These three aims were, and are, and will be:
1. The Liberation of the Donbass
This has been 75% achieved, indeed, since the liberation has turned out to be not just that of Lugansk (99% achieved) and Donetsk (75% achieved), but also of 99% of Kherson and 75% of Zaporozhie, we could say that it has been 85% achieved. Why has the liberation turned into Donbass x 2, of four provinces instead of two? Simply because the Kiev junta continually threatened the Crimea and the Donbass and they had to be protected. And if Kiev continues to shell Donbass x 2 and occupy its empty fields, the Russian campaign will have to be the liberation of Donbass x 3 or even Donbass x 4.
2. The Demilitarisation of the Ukraine
This is well on its way, at least 50% completed already. In fact, it was completed as regards the NATO-fortified Kiev military by 25 March. However, since, as Russia expected, NATO decided to resupply Kiev with their own military stocks, now already much depleted, demilitarisation is still under way. But it is only a question of time.
There is some confusion here. What does this term mean? Does it mean Russia sending out teachers to instruct Ukrainians in the difference between Nazi racism and the normal human acceptance of people from other countries and their cultures? No, it does not. Denazification in today’s Western context is different from that. It is the process by which the infantile Westernised child learns to stop putting its fingers into the flame. In other words, the West has to teach itself and learn from bitter experience. This is how Denazification (and from there regime-change) will be implemented throughout today’s Western world.
For example, over the last three months the yen, the euro and the pound sterling have all been reaching historic lows against the US dollar. This is because US interest rates are higher than elsewhere and so its financial markets are attracting international investment capital. After all, why invest in European countries, which are energy-dependent but forced to boycott their main source of energy? You do not want to invest in self-bankrupting countries, which are set on a suicidal course. The USA is not as yet perceived to be self-bankrupting (though its turn will come). What is the denazifying result of all this? Let us look at the ‘case’ – and it is a ‘case’, in the medical and pathological sense – of the UK.
Having ditched its drunken loser Johnson, over the summer the UK Establishment wasted two months in the middle of a huge political and economic crisis allowing 80,000 mainly elderly and wealthy people to select an incompetent Prime Minister for 68.7 million people – such is UK democracy, which apparently the rest of the world, especially ‘autocrats’ in Russia and China, urgently need to learn from. Thus, as soon as Truss, the worst possible candidate for Prime Minister, had been carefully selected over the two summer months, many commentators, including myself, doubted that she could last until Christmas. It now seems that that pessimism may have been very optimistic. Some latest estimates reckon that at best she may not last until 1 November.
Truss’ decision to increase government spending – not least to double the UK ‘Defence’ (who is attacking the UK anyway?) budget to £50 billion by 2030 – to send over £3 billion of military supplies to Kiev so far this year, to subsidise 100,000 Ukrainian ‘refugees’, and at the same time to make tax cuts for the rich (what else would you expect the Conservative Party to do?) has not been accepted by Biden, the IMF and, above all, by the markets.
Therefore, on 14 October Truss ditched her own Minister of Finance of 38 days for his decision to carry out her own illiterate economic policy – illiterate, as precisely and prophetically described last July by Truss’ rival as Conservative Prime Minister, the former Finance Minister, Sunak. So, on 14 October, Truss appointed a new British Finance Minister, the fourth in four months, a man notorious for contributing to the destruction the UK’s abysmal Health ‘Service’ (2). He will now do exactly the opposite of everything she had promised just three weeks before and on which impossible promises the intellectually challenged elected her.
Naturally, the hopeless Truss blames all her problems on ‘global factors’ and especially on ‘Putin’s appalling invasion of the Ukraine’. No mention of voluntary and suicidal Western sanctions at all. After all, would she want to admit to her own colossal stupidity? Here we see how Denazification and, as a result regime change, are already happening in the UK, all by themselves, just as they will in the EU and in the USA. All Russia has to do is to sit back and watch Western leaders destroying themselves and dragging down their countries with them, until their peoples rise up in revolt, as is beginning to happen all over Western Europe, and as will happen in the US (we had a presage of this at the Capitol last year) and in its other colonies. This is Denazification, though perhaps more precisely it should be called ‘Auto-Denazification’. Or perhaps it could just be called ‘Hopelessness’? Or maybe just ‘Trussification’?
16 October 2022
1. A quick read of William Blum’s Killing Hope, US Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II or Stephen Kinzler’s Overthrow, America’s Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq should be enlightening here.
2. A young friend in the UK phoned me on 14 October. He told me how after weeks and weeks of chronic pain, he was eventually diagnosed by a UK hospital doctor as having cancer. He was then told that he had six months to live, but that surgeons would not have enough time to operate, as ‘the waiting list is too long’, and was then given ‘pain-killers’ that did not work as consolation for his death-sentence. The next day, through a friend, he booked a flight to Romania. There, arriving from the airport, he was seen in a clinic at once and given an MRI scan. He was immediately informed that he had a hernia. The surgeon apologised to him that he could not operate on him the next day, but that he would have to wait until the day after. Just another example of the UK’s ‘world class’ health system….Trussification indeed.
I especially enjoyed the line, “the UK being kicked out of the UK”. I can’t wait for it to happen, I have never felt British neither do I want to be.
Don’t be too hard on ordinary folk in Britain. I think the deepest recesses of their hearts are in the right place.
I have a pet hypothesis, based only on circumstantial evidence and highly speculative, that the success of The Lord of The Rings is due to Tolkien striking a chord by writing a tale of the determination of little folk to not be trampled underfoot, to preserve simple wholesome values in harmony with the natural world, to reject the lure of power and maintain a sense of community.
If I’m right, once the chains are broken, change will come about quickly.
In part 3: The Return of the King at the end I think they were in heaven and prior to that in the End Times. I’m not sure we we see victory living on this earth. Let’s hope each of us does what we can while we are here on this earth.
The Lord of the Rings is about getting rid of magic so the human, I am one, will have the world for themselves to become who they are. It’s about accepting the responsibility and associated duties for being on our own.
Magical thinking was to be thrown into the volcano by Frodo, a hobbit, a humble person growing way beyond his dreams.
To me Tolkien told us to be responsible for our actions, discounting magic as an answer. His “Lord of the Rings” is about taking our future in our hands. The mighty Sauron with his incredibly huge army of fearless and cruel orcs coming from darkness, chaos and evil were destroyed by the action of each positive power at hand. They all were about allowing a very humble hobbit to do his job, getting rid of that damned ring.
To me, it’s like Tolkien tells me to get rid of my ring of power. Bilbo shows us what happens when one uses it. The result is horrible. Frodo had to go through a hard journey to get rid of this. His greatness is to accept his part. Others are kings, lords, soldiers, wizards and I forgot what else. Each of them could destroy Frodo in a hand to hand combat. Each of them was busy distracting Sauron so Frodo can do his job. And Frodo was not about reigning upon the Middle Earth he was about living there a peaceful life.
Tolkien tells us, by his work, that the powers that be are here to make sure that the small ones can do their part, get rid of their ring of power, their magical thinking, and have a life of their own.
A fascinating thing to me is that Tolkien is now accused of attracting far right, semi-fascists or fascists, racists, mysoginists and so on. To me, it’s insanity at work. It’s the army of orcs at rampaging the Middle Earth forcing normies to become heroes.
No, I think the LOTR was more about rejecting centralized Power…power in the one ring to rule them all. And in the darkness bind them.
Much like today, where the Powers That BE are trying centralize everything in a One World Government, under no God, with Fascism and Injustice For All.
Gary, exactly so.
Didier, I appreciate your attempt to bring a spiritual aspect to this, the subject you raise is the most important one we can discuss anywhere, anytime. However, I don’t see a link to Tolkein. I see The Ring as merely being a metaphor for the rotting of the soul that results from the pursuit of power.
I’m one of those ordinary folk in Britain, the precise reason for my comment. Unfortunately too many brainwashed/dead types are cheering on their, and along with them mine, demise.
Crazy world we live in.
Yes Gibbo675 That is because their minds are controlled by the Orcs who must wield their wicked magic. I think you call it the BBC. Well what else can we expect of Orcs?
You’re quite right Gibbo, the power of propaganda is extraordinary and leaves one filled with despair, but the message will change as reality kicks in.
The danger of course is that events could become dangerous, take on a life of their own, before the message changes. We are on the brink of that – we could even be past the tipping point.
One point has been passed; we can be certain that Russia and China will change the world order for the better. The question now is whether that will be accepted with a bang or a whimper.
…Can someone explain me why there was not public/international trial with Azov/right sector members..but been ship to Turkey ..was any of murders of Russians prisoners of SMO..sent to Russia..????? did not hear peep about it….
There must be a trove of incriminating information waiting to be released from these Azov prisoners and right sector members captured in Mariupol and other places. It probably equates to having a “Royal Flush (RF)” if it were a card game. If it were chess, then the Queen is dead, and the King is cornered. While US midterms are “danger close.”
A bounty was placed on 2 Azov members in recent past. But don’t want to guess a ‘trial date’ for that one…
Midnight Express maybe? TE Lawrence might know about those predilections.
“Once those elites have gone … unions will fall … peoples of … Continental Western Europe (The Netherlands :-) … can be liberated … and … be able to retrieve their roots, their identity, their sovereignty and their selves again.”
I think it’s a mistake to focus on the actions of political leaders. Political leaders, in particular presidents, are 100% puppets.
Biden does not make one single decision.
This may hurt a lot of people, but Trump did not make one single decision. None.
Presidents are told what to do by the global bankster cult.
It’s a quaint notion to think someone good is going to come along and change USA for the better. Hope and Change. Hope and Change. Hope and Change……….Please wake up. Voting ain’t going to do it.
Do you want to hear the the final solution? It is this: Never Never allow anyone to represent you.
George Orwell said it perfectly: If you want a picture of the of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.
Evil is the stench of ignorance. The political reality in the USA (and everywhere) is a manifestation of mankind’s stupidity and insanity.
And now one understands why Coolidge didn’t want a second term.
Some political observers claim there were no state in 2020 election Trump did not win.
Greg Hunter / USAWatchdog estimates Biden’s popularity to 12% – which of course will cause RT journalists to be suicidal
Biden won with 81 million votes. Multiply that with 0.5 ?
– Mark Meadows claims Biden’s 81 million votes in the 2020 election don’t represent ‘a real number’
Dominion software, mail in ballots by the millions, motor voter (in California when illegals apply for a driver’s license they are automatically registered to vote….). Biden did not win, all laws treaties, and executive orders are null and void.
If you’re good with math, you’ll find this video shows Trump’s tally of votes in 2020 to be just over 100M. With more calculations, out of a voter base of 135M (minus the irregularities), bi den is left with about 30M votes.
If not… it’s better to just wait and see.
Actually, I think Trump did make decisions… think… he got impeached twice and then they stole a presidential election.
Those things have NEVER been seen before. Those were acts of treason in plain view. Indeed, the Left and the Deep State dropped the masks they have been so busy creating for 80 years before in their rush to remove Trump.
Nah, he just carried out the orders of an opposing team of the Deep State.
There is no opposing team of Deep state. Trump was installed to wayward genuine patriotic movement which naturally evolved in US. Another false prophet is Bernie Sanders.
With both end of the political spectrum covered, feudal hereditary oligarchy continued business as usual.
While I believe BS knows exactly what he’s doing, I am not so sure about Trump. He could be either a bumbling buffoon, or a genius political opportunist.
Anyway, it does not change the outcome. It is quite possible that Trump will get a second chance to neuter his followers for another 4 years. American patriots will have a fighting chance only after they endorse a leader from the own ranks, not a member of High-end Society.
And keep him alive.
There is absolutely a split in the US deep state. Trump was installed by the faction that wanted an end to costly foreign interventions, as opposed by the crazier ones that don’t give a shit about the cost of interventions.
The moment Deep state split, we will see civil war in the USA.
Trump is connected to the Kennedy conspiracy, a secret group created by Howard Hughes and a number of US generals. This group includes one current Kennedy assumed to be dead.
At the time of 2016 election conspiracy included Navy intelligence.
(Space force is run by US Navy -> with names of spaceships like USS …)
Representation aka transfer of power will go down in history as the biggest mind manipulation ever to exist.
Any sane mind would flat out reject such abomination, but the magicians got the spell done right on this one.
And did it pay off.
Indeed, khokhol-neverland is shaping out to be just a side show.
The stench of the self anointed can be felt beyond Earth.
Self destruction of the rotten “intellect” is assured, well underway.
The wicked declared they must go all in, final act of desperation.
Russians-Do-Not-Get-Derailed. Earth has never seen anything like this. Time is Now.
“This may hurt a lot of people, but Trump did not make one single decision. None.”
I do not believe this to be true. Trump just has very limited areas where he can make decisions.
However, it is true in the case of appointments. The Senate has to approve any appointment he makes. Trumps gets tagged for Senate approval. The media runs around saying things like “Trump Judge” when it is actually a Senate judge. Same holds true for heads of DOJ and FBI. Trump could have fired them, but they could only be replaced by a Senate approved person.
One of Trumps biggest complaints was his appointments for various offices just sat there waiting for approval.
The source of the problem is Zion. Although few in numbers they are the gatekeepers of a network that goes everywhere. Their spiritual philosophy commands them to coordinate the destruction of everything not owned and controlled by them then rebuild under their rulership. Everyone public that you see is their dupe. If many know their game then Putin should know it too. The difference between Putin who knows and other resisters in power who know is that Putin has managed to lock them out. It is Zion that is the antichrist, they are Sauron, they want the ring to rule all things. It’s right there in their “sacred” writings and everywhere you look you see them operating if you should only take the trouble to look behind the veil of their engineered distractions.
I think the “Assad curse” has been replaced by the “Putin curse”. The problems Truss is facing have been years in the making, but she is going to carry the blame for them.
Alex of the Duran refers to it as the Zelensky curse.
It may look like a curse, but it is, actually, a natural process of dying. British Empire came to its end. Changing of identity and address (USA), hiding behind proxies (Zionists), and cannibalizing allies (EU) can not change the inevitable outcome.
They are doomed
I should add: If I can see the same script the West is now using on Russia regarding use of nukes that was used on Syria regarding use of chemical weapons, no doubt Putin Lavrov etc see it, too, and much better and clearer than I can possibly understand. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that the West is following their standard false flag staging and it involves nukes, to blame Russia. They may only use something similar that can be mistaken for nukes so the Fake News Western media can plausibly report are nukes, but I am 100% convinced this game plan is in motion right now. Western voices are far too co-ordinated creating a chorus of totally false accusations that Russia has threatened to use nukes. This is being stage managed just like in Syria.
Very good analysis from someone who understands Russia and the neocons mind spirit.
He is a moderate but very pessimistic..
Its a ridiculous assertion that the RF would use tactical nukes on the Ukies
Why waste tactical nukes when the decision-making centers are in Washington, Brussels & London?
The collective West may try it on, but it will be easily seen through, esp. by the 88% of the world’s population, living in the Global South.
There has been some really stupid propaganda against Russia this year and we now have another example from the AFP; they are now claiming Russia is supplying its soldiers with Viagra so they can rape Ukrainian women, as was claimed about Libya in 2011:
It will be interesting to see if the Western public is actually gullible enough to swallow this accusation, or if it makes them question what they are being told. What other “Greatest Hits” of Western propaganda are going to be recycled for use against Russia? 12 year old female bloggers?
The Viagra ones are just plain dumb and INSULTING.
(Not ONLY are the enemy’s soldiers terrifyingly unprofessional, they are not even ‘men’ as they can’t get it up without cheating. Only Real Men can commit war crimes and atrocities!)
Now the stories about President Putin being a latent homosexual, utterly obsessed with the ‘Leader of the Opposition’ Navalny, and going so far as to poison his underwear…
Not tabloid-dish! at all
(Notice reporting by the democracy loving west, friend or foe, sees entire political and economic system as essentially dictatorial reduce to a ‘strongman’ leader…Trudeau’s Canada, Xi’s China, Putin’s Russia (similar to Stalin’s Russia), Maduro’s Venezuela (similar to Castro’s Cuba), Saddam’s Iraq, etc. The rule of thumb for me, is if an obscure country, that is ‘news worthy’ all of a sudden but is not ‘given’ to strongman status for news cycle, then it highly likely it’s a ‘regime change’ thing)
Truss is just the latest in the Carnival of Clowns. They like to blame Brexit, Covid, Climate, Ukraine for the problems that the UK is suffering, but the common factor running through these disasters is 12 years of Tory misrule. That’s not to say that Labour under the arch zionist, woodentop Starmer is any better – he’s just another cheek of the same @rse. Public execution is too good for these traitors, they deserve the same fate as Hector.
George Galloway just said Miss Trust will not make it till Halloween
Liz Truss is a woman more bloodthirsty than Hillary Clinton with one-tenth of her gravitas. The British people certainly deserve better because no one should be treated to such depravity. She is a band-aid on an open wound festering as the hounds of winter circle in for the kill. – Tom Luongo
– Cancel UK-wide rise in corporation tax which was due to increase from 19% to 25% in April 2023
– New and start-up companies able to raise up to £250,000 under scheme giving tax relief to investors
– Freeze on energy bills, which the government claims will reduce inflation by 5 percentage points
– Planned increases in the duties on beer, for cider, for wine, and for spirits cancelled
– New legislation to cut planning rules, get rid of EU regulations and environmental assessments in an effort to speed up building
Basically reducing tax income
Biden could not stand the Mini-budget … because it was too much conservative policy ?
– In a 2002 The Guardian interview, Galloway said he had supported the Soviet Union and said that its end was “the biggest catastrophe of my life”.
You failed to mention Diego Garcia. and the Chavas Islands.
It is an interesting case because:
-UK/US are both involved
-geopolitically important (control over Indian Ocean, Middle East, Pacific)
-case represents one of the most univocal & blatant transgressions of international law and good will
The Chagos islanders were forcibly banished to Mauritius and lived in poverty, heart broken at their loss.
US military scum now live their in relative luxury, swimming pools, sporting facilities, etc.
A truly disgusting event.
I hope that their base there is on the Russian target list.
While on the subject of “Diego Garcia” there is compelling evidence that the missing Malaysian airliner in 2014, MH370, landed there; the passengers fate is unknown.
Yes, that’s what I believe too re MH370 grr.
There were a number of locals that reported witnessing that plane landing at the Diego Garcia base and within the right time frame too.
Of course, Big-tech scrubbed all of this pretty quickly… never to be seen again.
Remember too that Malaysian Airlines had a great international flight safety record until that country’s judicial became outspoken and critical of Western leaders’ serial war criminal behaviour, Bush and Blair in particular… suddenly whammo… three tragic incidents within months.
Same old same old
Did you see the photo that one of the passengers sent out (to his wife IIRC) in a text?
It was just a blank black pic but the geo data placed him there. He said he was being held in solitary confinement against his will.
Carlyle group got the dozen patent holders on that flights rights on new semiconductors. So many things never added up with that flight.
Yeah, Webej, grr and pabloz… so often they use an incident like this for multiple concurrent agendas… this helps to create confusion and subterfuge.
The Kiev air force shot down MH-17 by mistake. They were really after Putin’s presidential jet on its way back from Rio de Janeiro to Moscow, when it crossed Ukrainian airspace on the same day at exactly the same hour. Both planes look alike with silver wings and fuselage with a bright red stripe down their length. Putin’s jet now does not fly anywhere without a jet fighter escort.
Putin has avoided flying over the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine since the beginning of the armed conflict in 2014.
And you think that other countries allow a Russian jet fighter to fly over their territory? When talking about international airspace, especially near Europe, they often do escort the presidential plane.
This could be why Malaysian planes are targetted:
Israel Charged with War Crimes and Genocide. Complete 2013 Judgment of the Kuala Lumpur Tribunal
The Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission (KLWCC) versus the State of Israel
Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal. Bush Convicted in Absentia: IT’S OFFICIAL – George W Bush is a war criminal.
We need to get rid of the globalists and money changers from running the show.
IMHO, they are based in London and in many ways have taken the US hostage -as well as the EU. Crazy huh? The UK walks out of the EU yet its elites control it.
Health care… in the US, if you got insurance, you got ready access to treatment. Simple as that. And if you don’t have insurance and no money, the State steps in and helps. That’s why we don’t want the Feds to step in at all. We don’t want/need a UK like system.
The system works rather well… except that oddly, if you got any money, you better have insurance.
The NIH was a great health care system until they gutted it. Even in it’s depleted form it’s still vastly superior to the US money driven system.
“The system works rather well..” That is not true at all for millions upon millions of people. Canadians for example know it’s crap, and the aware ones take out travel insurance when in the US banana republic.
As you, tonyE, states if one has insurance then one is ok; but actually not. There are so many examples of the insurance company declining to pay for treatment, even for life saving operations, citing low instance of successful outcome.
Many people, after decades of working, have a serious medical issue and then find their employer provided insurance does not cover them and have to sell their house and deplete their savings (if they had any). And then there is the disgusting employer paid life insurance; when the employee dies the employer gets the money as they were the policy owner.
Yeah works rather well – for the owners of the medical industry.
True, if you have no money in the US you can access healthcare
BUT if you’re middle-class & cant afford to pay exorbitant specialists &/or hospital bills youre hounded into bankruptcy and THEN you have to recover from your illness/injury/treatment & have the banks foreclose on your home & find somewhere else to live while you recover.
The fascinating comparison between nations w/ universal healthcare & the US is other nations have: – lower child mortality
– higher life expectancy (China’s is now higher than the US) &
– lower per patient costs
– insurance corporations can dictate what level of treatment one may receive in the US
(which is not to say that such systems cant be financially abused by specialists & insurance corps)
If you don’t have insurance in US you can access emergency health care nor health care per se.
For instance you can’t go to a doctor if you are sick. Poor uninsured people wait till they are really sick to approach emergency health care in night after office hours.
The system provides for 3-4 hour waiting time to see a doctor in an emergency dept at night, at which point if you are having a issue which requires hospitalisation you are taken in. Else you are sent back with basic pain killers etc and asked to consult a regular doctor.
It’s true if you really have a life saving emergency you are attended to pretty fast but other than about to die needing health care no other type of situation is properly catered to.
My friend used to get bills for $1300-$2600 for routine blood and other tests which if one had insurance the insurance was paid $100-$150. However those without insurance were billed fir full amount.
And same tests plus many more cost no more than $20-$30 in India in a private for profit testing centres.
The number one cause of bankruptcies are due to medical costs in US.
You are only eligible for medicaid, state run insurance for the poor, if you make less than $16,000 per year, I think. My son gets it because he has cystic fibrosis and cannot work. On a trip outside the state an urgent care visit was not covered in another state. His cost would have been $292 without insurance, as we discovered. So he managed with over the counter products which barely helped. Different private companies offer employees plans with different out of pockets and copays. Some very substantial limits. Medicaid drs for the poor give you 7 to 10 minutes of their time. The truly good drs offer their services to the poor through Medicaid about once a week. It takes two to 4 months to see a new specialist then.
When you turn 65, you must choose a govt Medicare plan. Certain services are free, but there are still copays. But to cover prescription drugs you have to pay a monthly rider fee. It’s not cheap and copays are high. Seniors on a limited income are working way past the age of sixty five to manage their bills. Sadly, a lot as baggers at grocery stores. Stocking groceries. And retrieving grocery carts from outside.
Oh yes, at all levels of income you struggle to pay medical bills unless you are extremely healthy or wealthy.
The whole system is rigged no matter whether you’re poor, or working and have private health insurance, or retired and get a govt plan.
Very funny (well, not so funny if you’re French, but fully deserved) how France got itself kicked out of Mali for supporting both sides, i.e. the Malians fighting the Djihadists, and the Djihadists too. Mali brought in Russia and the Wagner Group: smart move, they’ll be fighting the Djihadists for real, that’s for sure.
That being said, the few islands here and there amount to 100,000 square kilometers total, not to be despised. They also include French Guiana, which is a piece of the South American continent. They’re all very nice places, by the way.
I wish the successive French governments had intelligent and respectful policies towards these islands here and there, but they don’t.
Truss is not just stupid, she actually also looks it.
The collective West has the most pathetic and despicable governments imaginable, and the peoples of these countries should wake up and do something about it.
Oh come on. Everyone is slagging off Liz Truss. She is just a very ordinary English Girl., who found herself as Prime Minister. No one voted for her, except a slight majority of the conservative party……
I know her press conference and her lack of ability of actually answering the questions, when being attacked, by all sections of the media and all the UK political parties, and The Russians and The Americans.
If you think you can do a better job..
She is being blamed for everything..and she is just the checkout girl, who you can talk to at the till.
Everyone is Slagging her off, as if she hasn’t got a Braincell between her Ears.
But she got the job…
And look at the State of The Rest of You, and Your Political Leaders..
I know she gives the impression of being a pretty little girl, in a sea of alligators and crocodiles – totally evil people -who want to eat for breakfast.
Give the Girl a Chance
She has only just started.
She may grow into her job, and fight for the interests of the people in the UK, against The BLOB, The BORG, The WEF, and the rest of you Globalist evil C’nts
Trying to kill us all.
Maybe she actually cares, about us humans
She might be an evil cow, but I see no evidence yet.
Give the girl a chance
When some politician declares: – I will always be a Zionist … I will push the red button …
then politician doesn’t expect to be slaughtered in Media next day.
Something is wrong here, like Truss working as hard as she can to be a Zionist, but being rejected
Biden: – Not good enough, but it is not my job to sack her
She’s not a questionable new hire at some fast food joint. Her decisions affect millions of lives. We used to have wise statesmen … now we’ve got giddy little girls. Give her a break? Give me a break!
You’ve got to be joking or else you’re a rusted on Tory & not much use to anyone. Give her a chance my butt !
Why Bojo’s ministers all backstabbed him, Liz Truss was the one who did not. That is her main assets.
Let us get one of those backstabbing masons into chair?
and always remember European imperialism was the father of Fascism –
– obscene greed
– religious superiority
– white supremacy
– exploitation of natural resources
– regime change & establishment of puppet governments
– targeted assassinations of national leaders
& the list goes on …
– regime change & establishment of puppet governments
– targeted assassinations of national leaders
That is Leninism / Jesuit.
What is Leninism? Brzezinski: – We cannot let any country’s economic ability to be selfsufficient … that means potential military power
Brzezinski in the context of atheism. Q: Is economic growth good? A: Not by itself
(Brzezinski is the architect of the fall of USSR 1991, the 2014 coup, war in Donbass 2015-2022, Russian invasion 2022, economic sactions against Russia and also taking down Germany…)
Also “Only the NATO Danes still hold on to Greenland, which is a lot of ice and snow and all of 56,000 people”
The geostrategic importance of Greenland is the GIUK Gap
I hope the UK doesn’t allow Truss to be hounded/scapegoated out as her loss could be as significant as America’s loss of Hillary Clinton in 2016 from the political arena. The US haven’t recovered since! Heavyweights like Clinton & Truss don’t come around too often. OK they’re both power-hungry Warhawks, but when has outright stupidity ever been a barrier to longevity in politics?
Expect Liz to turn things around and scupper the Neocon’s plan to install ‘working-class’ hero Starmer.
Yes, all tongue in cheek, the UK is screwed.
What’s in the line for Britain
– Corporation tax will increase from 19% to 25% in April 2023
– No freeze on energy bills, meaning 5 pt inflation by itself
– Raising interest rates and collapse of house prices
– Electricity and gas prices going to the roof
I am puzzled as to why, after the commencement of the Russian Special Military Operation in the Ukraine, ” Belgian nuns” did not make a beeline for the Donbas!?
This past week, Putin said that there would be no more major attacks on Ukraine for now.
He must have been kidding because this morning, administrative buildings in central Kiev were attacked with drones.
I hope Zelensky appreciates the humor as much as I do.
You forgot Nicolae Ceausescu who had succeeded in reimbursing Romania’s foreign currency foreign debt in advance. It is true that this accelerated reimbursement imposed disproportionate sacrifices on the population but it was effective. From 1981 to 1986, the debt was reduced from $10.1 billion to $5.9 billion. The Conducător persisted in his austerity policy until 1989, when the debt was fully repaid. It was then that he was assassinated on the orders of the CIA in December 1989.
Ceausescu had no one killed in Timisoara, Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction, Gaddafi was not a bloodthirsty tyrant (on the contrary he was loved by his people and the human development index in Libya was highest in Africa). All these heads of state who tried to emancipate their country from the tutelage of the IMF and the WTO (or to attack the dollar) were assassinated by the special services of the West.
Like the former English actor Peter Sellers (inspector Clouseau in Pink Panther) said famously, ‘…a woman’s place is at home’, here which seems to perfectly apply to the Liz Truss situation. As the head of the British state, she has absolutely no knowledge or even the slightest interests about politics, geography, history … of her own country let alone the greater world in general. She has come a long way from that house environment deeply rooted in the British culture since the times of Richard I also known as Richard the Lionheart.
Thank you for this post as for all the others. I’m looking forward to the next ones like a wind of hope.
Neo-colonial control is less visible, but very sticky and difficult to eradicate. It rests on several pillars. The part of the people who have forgotten their values. The comprador elites who are gorging themselves by taking their percentages from the plunder. The $ and the control of the banks, of the price fixing, of the financial flows, of the commercial regulations and of the propaganda.
The illusion of Western military power is fading. The $ is in its death throes. A global alternative is still missing to replace it. Only when it is in place will the stampede of the client countries begin. We will see this in a tangible way by the increase in anti-Western votes at the UN.
President Putin has proposed the date of 2025 as the 90th anniversary of the victory over Nazism. I think it is reasonable to understand that the titanic struggle that is going on will last another 2 years. It’s long, it’s several harvests and they have to circulate to avoid pockets of food shortages.
Thank you very much from all my heart to Russia for the liberation it is bringing to the scorned humanity.
I hope your friend is now OK. Fascinating to consider that Romania has a better health service than UK. It is also fascinating to observe how deep Great(?) Britain fell.
We, in Europe, will have to get rid of a deeply entrenched ideology whose believers are spreading for decades.
I dream of a philosophy that would show us a way to re-connect with reality and leave that cancer for the mind roaming wild in the West. Sometimes, it is called wokenism. It has other names but the very moment it is only a creation of a bunch of self proclaimed experts pretending to be able to completely and fully regulate my thoughts process it’s the thing I call cancer for the mind. The world would become a much better place without it.
“…surgeons would not have enough time to operate, as ‘the waiting list is too long…”
In early nineties, in sanctioned Serbia, certain government official said in interview that Serbian Health Insurance Fund is stabilized after all of dialysis patients died off due to lack of filters. After families of poor patients went bankrupt by purchasing damn filters on black market at exorbitant prices, they were sentenced to slow, horribly painful death.
So, do not judge me too hard for having no pitty for British inconveniences.
Strong concur on this de-colonization schema. First it was elimination of monarchy (culminating in WWI-era and now completed with passing of QEII). Then de-colonization, and overlapping with demise of monarchy. Among the first de-colonization/independence movements, at least towards the British Empire, was that of Rani Lakshmi bai, who was helped by Shirdi Sai Baba. From the little acorn grows the mighty oak.
When they occur, spiritual and political purifications occur simultaneously in many places around the earth.
Give Americans credit for this: that they set the standard that the consent of the governed must control a government. British toffs will never forgive Americans for making that, as they see it, impudence. Several ways are available to give the consent of the governed legal embodiment (i.e., voting, representation, polling, counsel). But we owe it to Americans that they first hammered home that, one way or another, that consent is essentially central to moral society and happy homes.
Bankers have now replaced Monarchies in Europe, since they can print up money ex nihilo as debt to enslave the workforce.
Give me control of a nation’s money supply and I care not who makes its laws.
Meyer Amschel Rothschild
Knights Templar predates Rothschild
– The Crusaders [Knights Templar] therefore referred to the Al-Aqsa Mosque as Solomon’s Temple [HQ Knights Templar]
– had few financial resources [we are to believe] and relied on donations to survive.
Wait a minute …
– Although the primary mission of the order was militaristic, relatively few members were combatants.
– The others acted in support positions to assist the knights and to manage the financial infrastructure
Based on this mix of donations and business dealing, the Templars established financial networks across the whole of Christendom.
And in the end all Kings were indebted to Knights Templar
Knights Templar emblem = Republic of Genova (North Italy)
Love how Batiushka lightens up the current situation with a special twist that others aren’t pushing in the same way. I keep thinking these nitwit’s must have some special ace up their sleeve.
While at the same time just what wonderful thing has the West done that brings such slavish cult like adulation from its cult following? These members seem to constantly confuse Hollywood mirage for reality.
People are educated enough to stand up and say enough with the Fascism already. Those still in a fog are getting slapped around enough to wake up.
If they can’t make sense and see the light perhaps it’s better if they take the off ramp. Saw a chart of Canada’s voluntary euthanasia program, I’m sure the actual title is more PC. Some lady asked to be suicided because her neighbors smoked too much pot and she was depressed enough to suicide. Yup government paid for it.
Ontario passed a bill if physicians refuse to provide the suicide service they can be delicensed. Wow this WEF crowd have some real twisted ideas for our future.
do you have a source for the ontario law?
Tp put this in very simple terms which are “absolute facts”— this bought off puppet westerner is such a rookie, she went along with an aide who wanted to see higher taxes on the Super Wealthy Financial Artists & Aristocrats.
But then came “a calling” those Super Wealthy, Power behind the green curtains revamped her proposal, because in Western Capitalism, it’s the top 10, 5%, 1% Elites who will never pay taxes….under any circumstances.
It’s that simple, folks
No, it’s not that simple.
High wage earners still have to pay federal income tax at its highest rate, plus state income taxes where applicable.
People who derive income from capital gains and dividends have to pay both federal and state income taxes, albeit at a lower rate than earned income.
The only people who legally avoid paying taxes to the IRS, an arm of the US Treasury, do so by making their money offshore. Corporations do this by using an intermediary offshore tax haven corporation, such as Bermuda, where most of the profit ends up.
– Western Capitalism
When you talk about “capitalist” Biden you talk about socialist Biden
Joe Biden in Pennsylvania speech:
– In reality, a large number of populists favor free markets and limited government,
Words have meaning. Well, they USED to have meaning. We often use certain words as interchangeable when they have distinct differences that portray a different reality. It is this reason why language is important. In the context of this discussion, I am referring to the terms “nation”, “country”, and “state”.
“Nation” is most often used in relation to people, as in a people with shared language, history, values/morals, religion, etc. In this regard, we see, “Russian nationalism” that extends beyond mere political boundaries.
“Country” is a word routinely used to refer to a physical land. Love of one’s country, love of one’s homeland, or “patriotism” (love of the land of your fathers) isn’t referring to a polity or a government, but a physical place.
“State” is a political entity, distinct from a “nation” or a “country” (though a country DOES generally have political boundaries).
We are long past the time when a “state” represented the “nation” or the “country”. Most Western “states” have nothing but disdain for their nation, and see their country as merely a tool for their own use.
I am also of the opinion that no world leader, save perhaps Putin, actually acts on their own. Biden can barely find his way off the stage, let alone run a country, and while people can rag of Ms. Truss, she got that spot for a reason. The same forces that gave us Trudeau, Biden, Kamala Harris, BoJo, also gave us her.
Arising from all this it would appears there is a insurrection brewing in UK against new PM Truss
– The writing seems to be on the wall. Britain cannot have a conservative Prime Minister that is socially conservative and believes in a small state and low tax economy. Such an approach is simply not allowed today.
Right. It is obvious.
I’d hate to sound like a broken record, but I’ve been told at least once that the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were done not so much to coerce Japan to surrender as to intimidate the Soviet Union, and that the real factor was the Soviets’ effort against the Kwantung army in Manchuria.
Now, to factor this in in a way…
Earlier I’ve complained about the acceptance of the US narrative in China, sometimes getting twisted to say that the bombings were done in response to atrocities like the rape of Nanjing. How much of the Soviet narrative is taught in schools if at all?
I’ve always wondered to myself, “if China is supposedly independent of the USA and in a partnership [or alliance, whatever term is accurate] with Russia [whose president Putin condemned the bombings], then why is the USA’s [pro-nuke] narrative conveniently thrown up and the [anti-nuke] Soviet one ignored?”. Have we found the answer somehow?
The US is hanging on to Israel or Israel is hanging on to it?
It seems Lizz Truss just resigned.
The problem with this whole ankysis is the use of the word ‘De-Nazification.’ It makes zero sense. Perhaps you want to talk about the removal of elites, the NWO, NATO perhaps?
Using the word Nazi evokes WW2 Germany, and the war with the Soviet Union. Yet (ask Solzenitzyn) the Russian revolution was in fact a foreign coup that was anti-Russian. It killed millions of Russians, and also did so through the prosecution of the ‘Patriotic War.’ Basically, National Socialists vs Communists, killing millions. And revisionist history will assert that Germanys actions were proactive to avert an imminent assault by the Soviet Union. So de-Nazification? De-Communism?
I see too many Russian commentators and telegram channels praising Stalin etc. Not that you did that here.
This is where gaining support from those who are awake in the West falls down. We are not zombified idiots. Many are. As it would seem are those in the east who support Communism / Stalin?
I think there needs to be a better and more understandable term. Using de-Nazification the way you did makes no sense to me at all. I still have no idea what you really mean.