by Norman Ball for the Saker Blog
By Norman Ball
Lamenting Germany’s WW1 defeat at the 1934 Nuremberg Rally, Joseph Goebbels acknowledges a hard lesson learned:
“While the enemy states produced unprecedented atrocity propaganda aimed at Germany throughout the whole world, we did nothing and were completely defenseless against it…Just as we were militarily and economically unprepared for the war, so also with propaganda. We lost the war in this area more than in any other. The cleverest trick used in propaganda against Germany during the war was to accuse Germany of what our enemies themselves were doing.” (my italics)
History repeats even its most odious chapters. Today, the cleverest trick against President Trump in the current high-stakes establishment war is to accuse him of what his enemies, mostly Democrats, are already up to their donkey-ears in: Russian collusion.
The term Russian collusion sounds like it walked off a Tavistock Institute clipboard with the usual aim of promoting fear and avoiding mass enlightenment. Knowledge is power. Enlightenment is the coveted reserve of the Few. Not surprisingly, power favors misdirection (ignorance) over enlightenment (empowerment). Dumb down and frighten — divide and conquer.
This is why the plebeian class is often referred to as the disorganized masses. Buffeted by successive waves of misdirection, society becomes a de-articulated echo chamber of movements, ideologies and belief systems. Horizontalized incoherence averts vertical assaults on those who preside on high. The Internet alt-narrative, a bottoms-up constellation of knowledge simultaneously disseminated and protected by its distributive architecture, is climbing the enlightenment ladder slowly. It needs to hurry.
We find an early Russophobic send-up in the zany 1966 movie The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming! Trying desperately to stay under the radar of state actors (with their penchant for international incidents and Independent Counsels) a Soviet sub and its crew, having run aground on a Cape Cod sandbar, enlist the support of sympathetic Cape Cod villagers to regain open waters. Their Russian nationality is initially hidden (isn’t it always?) behind the guise of Norwegian fishermen. Everyone has the presence of mind not to call CNN. The movie instructs that, when encountered in everyday interactions, Russians are people too. Imagine that! This humanizing touch was a real coup in Cold War America.
The visceral and reflexive fear of a prior era is being resurrected. But as prelude to what? More on that later.
Russian collusion is also calculated to stoke primate fears. In essence, the colluders have acquired an infection from the main doctrinal source; Russia being a sort of Typhoid Mary. The resultant false doctrine (revived nationalism, multilateralism, Eurasianism, post-Bolshevism, Christian renewal) has the potential to visit a cognitive plague on the larger group, or should we rather say their doctrine poses a health threat to the prevailing narrative, the latter being an illness in itself that seeks the preservation of the Few at the cost of the Many.
So, a pervading illness erects the strawman of a secondary ailment in order to defend the primacy of its own pathology. Never mind that, for Americans, this secondary ailment is exactly what the doctor ordered. The truth is disguised as a disease. The emanation point is Russia.
Keeping the masses both joined to a common moral cause (the Straussian baton of Greatest Present Evil has clearly passed from Terror to Russia) and trained on their potent enemy (for what appears to be an imminent conflict), our Managers find the prospect of We the People—in our militarized permutation—inflicting a deathblow on Russia, while getting death-blown ourselves, a very tempting two-for-one proposition.
For the moment, until a cure is found (or a war is started in earnest) we are urged to please wash our hands thoroughly after handling all things Russian. Russian flags on Olympic grounds could spark an outbreak. Ban them. If you encountered a Russian-sponsored ad on Facebook during the election be aware the contagion may have survived on your PC screen for weeks, causing some to waste their vote even on the likes of Jill Stein. Now that’s sick! The political valence of the click ads–Trump or Clinton—didn’t matter either. Germs are agnostic and airborne. They can travel for miles disguised as competing worldviews.
Sometimes the drumbeat can carry us into the most surreal byways. Take the positively eerie instance of a CNN correspondent venturing onto an elderly pro-Trump Floridian’s front lawn to question her patriotism and Russian sympathies. Throwing caution to the wind, he fails to don the official CNN gloves and surgical mask. What is he in this instance: a journalist, a stalker, an ideological ambulance-chaser, a proto-Soviet Precinct Captain?
More linguistic mischief. We encounter the nefarious The dozens of times a week as in The Russians. Deployment of the definite article as preface to an ethnic group, people or tribe is another tactic aimed at suggesting members of a particular group can no longer be referenced as autonomous individuals, having become hive-minded Stepford Wives lashed to an agenda injurious to the larger group. The The’s are behind the recent ramp-up of crime! No sooner do the The’s move into the neighborhood than property values take a dive. The The’s control the world!
The perils of ethnic scapegoating are a matter of historical inspection. Why then are they being so systematically courted? The indignation of our nation’s 2.9 million Russian-Americans is entirely too muted, certainly under-televised. Perhaps Wolf Blitzkrieg can look into this.
In a recent tweet, Hillary Clinton stoops yet again to Russia-baiting. Then there’s the thirteen Facebook trolls who happen to be Russian nationals engaged in a strictly business venture with no evidence of a state actor role and no overt political leanings. None of this prevents Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein from alluding by sly inference to the Russians during his press conference (here at 3:19) as though King Bee Putin himself was supplying the company with kitty and puppy clickbait pics from the depths of the Kremlin’s basement.
How does national origin warrant even a cursory mention unless a larger point is being made? The indicted will never see a court of law anyway. The slur was the thing. It was lodged. Mission accomplished.
This essay would be remiss if it didn’t acknowledge another deep reservoir of Russian antipathy, one rarely cited in realpolitik analyses.
Americans can scarcely imagine the elemental hatred unreconstructed Bolshevism still harbors for the Russian people, even less so that the current anti-Russian mania reprises a century-old conflict in a far-off land. The depth and context of this hatred overflows America’s rather provincial and TV-centric intellectual boundaries. Russia’s defeated Bolsheviks are America’s resurgent ones.
Bolshevism is a secular expression of the Spirit of Antichrist. Like a noxious fume seeking a crevice of entry, it presses cultural nihilism everywhere God isn’t. Sadly, America is ripe for invasion. Christian leader Chuck Missler identifies America’s fate as an instance of God’s abandonment judgement. Missler lays this harsh heavenly verdict largely at the unclean feet of abortion. The Creator is particularly jealous of His creational prerogative. Human interlopers armed with forceps anger Him like few other things.
Some will ask, but wasn’t Bolshevism forever consigned to the ashcan of history? Not universally.
America’s aversion to introspection permitted it to circumvent the dialectical process (that the disintegrating Soviet Union had no choice but to pass through) by audaciously claiming one-sided victory in the First Cold War. This undigested Hegelian synthesis goes on to become a catastrophe for the world:
“Refused her duly earned ticker-tape parade, America was presented instead, at war’s end, with the preposterous Neocon invocation to beat her sword into yet another sword. The interminable loop of permawar (itself an indigestible bit of ahistorical mischief) became America’s ‘way forward’. As for our supposed adversary, ‘terror’, it offers an inexhaustible emotional response to perils of the real, imagined and endlessly manipulated kinds. The Neocon catastrophe is now a matter of global record. The peace dividend was purloined by a unipolar will-to-power that metastasized into a monomania worthy of Ahab himself.”—from ‘War of Imposition: This Is Not America (Any More Than It Was Russia Once Upon a Time)’, by Norman Ball
The mere passage of time—days stacked on days—carries neutral historical content. History measures itself in the birthing and discarding of ideas. In Hegelian terms, because historical synthesis in America was not allowed to happen, Bolshevism is free to renew itself on American shores like a new, old plague. Certainly the appearance of Trump impedes this process. Whether Trumpism can, in the long term, avert Bolshevism (essentially, collectivization and centralized control) altogether runs counter to the eschatological necessity, within Abrahamic traditions, for a climactic and unassailable evil.
If Russia’s post-Bolshevik Christian revival is a matter of record, surely the demise of Christianity in America is equally documentable. Since America is a God-vacated public space, albeit peopled with a large and besieged Christian population, the nation can reacquire God’s manifold blessings, one suspects, only after a protracted period of civil strife and turmoil comparable to Russia’s near-century-long struggle.
Paul’s Principalities of the Air, Good and Evil, are no less aware of what renewed Russian ascendance portends. The forces of evil, armed with what Joel Skousen has called, ‘revelatory demonic content’, have every reason to resist Russia at every turn. The point is the Russian Collusion delusion comports a supernatural component. I have spoken elsewhere about Russia’s strange and special mission with regard to a global Christian revival, certainly in its Orthodox form. Numerous mystics and thinkers have asserted the same:
“Acting as an agent of restraint on the spirit of Antichrist (a phenomenon Paul in Thessalonians calls katechon), Russia can influence—and work to brake–a world hell-bent on godless chaos. Oswald Spengler spoke of the Russian soul coming of age at some future propitious time. [In ‘Spiritual Roots of Russo-American Conflict’, Kerry R. Bolton offers an authoritative and fascinating examination of this subject matter.]
Russophobia expresses a spiritual aversion to which geopolitics acts merely as frontispiece. The stakes are existentially high, transcending empires and ideologies. No wonder our Gatekeepers sputter and fuss. Armed with the most tepid forensic evidence of Russian influence, they are charged nonetheless with pressing a spiritual war on ostensible geopolitical grounds, loath (for tactical reasons) to expose their dark, first-order spiritual affiliations. Invisibility indeed!
If, as Nicolas Berdyaev claimed, “independent Russian thought was awakened by the problem of the philosophy of history”, America’s purveyors of wickedness glossed our version of the history problem by consigning us to a deep sleep of irresolvable terror.”—from ‘War of Imposition: This Is Not America (Any More Than It Was Russia Once Upon a Time)’, by Norman Ball
Into this bewildering spiritual-geopolitical nexus tumbles the Trump phenomenon as though God Himself delivered the former reality TV star to an especially propitious moment in history. Actually Trump arrives as an emissary and change agent from the tippiest-top of human society in its current arrangement.
For, with all due respect to Alex Jones, the elite is not simply a monolithic invective to be invoked between vitamin appeals. Both George Orwell and Ferdinand Lundberg recognized a tripartite class structure; the Inner/Outer Party and the FinPols/PubPols respectively, with the Proles languishing beneath their bicameral overlords. Recognition of this structure is imperative to understanding the machinations occurring overhead, particularly during moments of inflection.
The Outer Party (what I’ve taken to calling the Janusian Class) is always, by the latter phase of empire, existentially corrupt and irredeemably evil. Beholden to the empire-of-the-moment, this class is typified by Bill and Hillary Clinton: proles-by-birth, striving, venal, amoral, grasping, highly acquisitive and power-hungry. Outer Party corruption grows as the empire becomes more sclerotic. Influence-peddling and trading off past empire glories overtake bold new action.
American foreign policy has been of the self-harm variety in recent years. Take the myriad sanctions regimes and their strange internal contradiction: By hurting ourselves we will hurt you more. Petulance is a weird master. Each chastisement of the outside world is met with greater strides by the latter to extricate itself from the Empire yolk. Global retreat from petrodollar recycling accelerates. You call this success?
Unlike the transnational and multi-generational Inner Party, a genus apart, the Outer Party administers the prevailing empire on the former’s behalf while feigning attentiveness to the proles. In the waning days of every empire (a point we find ourselves at with Pax Americana), the Outer Party must be disabused of its false sense of entitlement. The privileges it enjoys are far from inalienable, though many may be ‘compartmentalized away’ from a full understanding of their own ephemeral, second-tier status.
Dispatched from the highest strata of society to organize the masses behind the ostensible banner of populism (yes, a seeming paradox), Trump’s task is to retrieve and restore America the Nation from the vacating, century-long mandate of America the Empire.
Therein lies the Trump paradox as he serves both the Upper Party and the Proles with material assistance from the former and cheers from the latter. His war is with the Outer Party, a confluence of Democrats, Republicans and Deep State operatives whose end is near. Though their potential to inflict great damage (in the manner of thermonuclear war) remains potent.
It is America’s Outer Party—not the Transnational Inner Party—that detests and fears Trump and Putin. Nor are these leaders saviors-for-all-seasons it must be understood. The nationalism they champion is but an interim step to a full-on advance of renewed globalism.
Whether they fully comprehend the provisional status of their respective movements is hard to say. The boundaries of compartmentalized knowledge are difficult to ascertain. Some actors are more conscious than others.
Suffice it to say the world is in a normalizing phase. The ultimate equilibration during this phase involves establishing a trade-balanced parity between the US and China. To the disappointment of many, the Eurasian Century, the One Belt One Road (OBOR) and AIIB initiatives are not born of exogenous processes, but rather unfold within the rubric of the Transnational Inner Party.
The monism required of the Antichrist system allows for no partition. Cultural Marxism, a soul-destroying collectivist paradigm, is in service to the Transnational Inner Party. With the able assistance of this Luciferean vanguard, the world is being staged for the Final Days, but not before an eclipsing Panopticon runs the full length and breadth of the planet.
The insistence that Trump is a Russian agent (against an avalanche of absent facts) is simply untrue. Nothing has been produced to substantiate the charge. As this essay is being typed, CNN is en route to interview a female escort in Thailand who may be sitting, not only on her livelihood, but on the key to unlocking the Trump-Putin secret relationship. Very shortly, Wolf Blitzkrieg will be issuing parental warnings. The escort is a former paramour of Russian oligarch and Putin confidante Oleg Deripaska who we’ll be getting to in a minute.
What Trump and Putin are are co-agents of strikingly similar conceptual frameworks that are at odds with the ultimate globalist plan for eviscerated national sovereignties. The Outer Party fights them as though their lives depend on it. And they do. The Inner Party are using both men as transitional cleansing agents on the way to a culminating globalist regime. The current ‘Globalist’ vs. Nationalist struggle is an orchestrated conflict. (There’s much talk of ‘false dialectics’ these days. Lucifer is the Prince of this World and the purveyor of intellectual confusion. All dialectics are false, though God works mysteriously to guide His eschatology through.)
Trump and Putin are thus wed, neither by treasonous acts nor shared paramours, but by worldviews that happen to align. The collusion narrative neatly ties both leaders together in the pejorative image of partners in crime. Exactitudes such as these hardly matter to those who would like nothing better than to see an end to both of them by any means necessary.
The Democratic Party version of Russian collusion, which we’ll be hearing a lot more about in the coming weeks and months, is a much seedier brand. Traditionally a globalist stalking horse and Deep Swamp entity and possessing greater latitude than the currently hamstrung Republicans (with the disliked Trump at their helm), the Party of the Donkey views Russia as a source of enrichment. As long as it fulfills its globalist work-list, the usual graft and corruption is permitted to occur simultaneously.
Thus Trump’s ‘collusion’ is an unfairly earned and intentionally misleading depiction of his geopolitical intentions. Whereas the Democrat’s ‘collusion’ is the old-school, under-the-table form of corruption implicating business interests rather than state actors. Oddly enough, neither is collusion in the proper sense of the word.
The truly grievous miscalculation arose when such a whirling dervish of a topic was injected into a Presidential campaign. For that, we turn to Clinton Campaign Manager John Podesta.
The Trump collusion delusion—impudently put into play by Podesta during the 2016 election—is the Goebbels Doctrine brought back to wretched life. The trick, again, is to identify one’s most glaring vulnerability (Uranium One, Podesta Group), then ruthlessly attack the enemy with it.
One of alt-media’s indispensable websites The Conservative Treehouse connected some fascinating dots recently regarding Oleg Deripaska. While hardly a household name, the Russian aluminum magnate has popped up more than once in the collusion saga. The trouble is his appearances never fail to tear away the Goebbelian veil behind which we invariably find a donkey-bride with puckered lips.
As Tablet Magazine reported (‘Was Christopher Steele Paid by Russian Oligarch and Putin Ally Oleg Deripaska?’, February 12, 2018, by Lee Smith):
“A release last week of texts showed that Christopher Steele, the former British spy whose memos regarding the Trump campaign’s possible ties to Russia are referred to as the Steele dossier, reached out to Sen. Mark Warner, the ranking Democratic member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, through a Russian-linked Washington, D.C., lobbyist named Adam Waldman. Among Waldman’s clients is Oleg Deripaska, a Russian aluminum magnate with close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. In a text dated March 16, 2017, Waldman texted Warner, “Chris Steele asked me to call you.””
The article goes on to suggest that, “if Steele worked for a Russian oligarch with close ties to Putin, it is likely to change prevailing views of the Russia investigations of the past year and a half.”
Understatement duly noted.
If the universally discredited Christopher Steele anti-Trump dossier is in fact a faux-Opposition Research piece jointly commissioned by the Clinton Campaign and Deripaska, then perhaps the nation’s media complex has been barking up the wrong collusion narrative. Goodness, how’d that happen?
Then there’s the recently announced aluminum tariffs. Either Trump is mounting an insurrection against his ‘Kremlin handlers’ with aggressive tariffs targeting close Putin confidante Deripaska’s company, Rusal or we’ve been diverted yet again from the real Russian corruption within our political process.
Cementing the Democratic brand of Russian collusion even further, we shouldn’t forget Senator Mark Warner’s (D-Va.) attempts to make secret off-the-record communications with Christopher Steele in November 2017. Warner’s intermediary was the same lobbyist (Adam Waldman) retained by, are you ready? Oleg Deripaska. Heehaw!
Interestingly, Deripaska announced just last week his decision to step away as head of Rusal. A 23.6% levy, the aluminum tariff is no glancing blow. Listed on the Department of Treasury’s ‘Kremlin list’, Deripaska may be distancing himself as part of a sanitization exercise as prelude to Russia’s formal filing of a trade complaint with the WTO.
Of course, the Russian Oligarch’s connections to the Democrats is but a minor collusive thread in a much larger fabric where the common preoccupation is money. Its renewed newsworthiness derives from the tariff announcement just this week by the ‘soft on Russia’ Trump administration.
As the President is routinely pilloried by Democrats for his failure to implement the last round of Russian sanctions, surely Senator Warner and his colleagues should be sprinting to the mic to applaud Trump’s shoving it to one of Russia’s wealthiest and most notorious oligarchs. For all we know, Warner has already messaged his regrets directly to the Russian source. He has the number.
But back to Podesta, who had at his back a propaganda apparatus the Weimar Germany would have envied: The Washington Post, CNN, The New York Times, et al, et al. According to The Media Research Center, network press coverage of Trump logged an astonishing 91% negative slant in the September-November 2017 period.
The Bernaysian narrative prefers to work the room in jealous monotone. Dissonance distracts the masses from their marching orders. Sometimes things can go haywire such that the proles vote for what the Outer Party deems an unvetted, exogenous candidate. Managed Democracy fears the insurrectional energies posed even by a 9% dissident narrative. (Nursing a 2-strike Youtube count, Alex Jones should take note.)
Now a word on hubris.
Podesta had every reason to believe Clinton would win thereby allowing his disinfo project to slink, unexamined, into the mists of time.
Of course Trump, no limping Kaiser, is a TV-savvy guy with uncanny media instincts. (Witness his ringside, bone-spur-defying, mano a mano victory against WWE owner Vince McMahon. Professional wrestling is a pioneer in the belief-suspension biz.. This makes it a forebear of Fake News and a potential uncle of Wolf Blitzkrieg. See kayfabe.)
So yes, in terms of propaganda firepower, Trump is badly outnumbered. However to Twitter management’s continued exasperation, he’s far from toothless. Early on, he elects to sidestep the gatekeeper’s media prism altogether, weathering the simpleton accusations and conveying his policy initiatives in 280-characters or less.
Much like Wile E. Coyote at the bottom of the U-shaped gorge, we find today the collusion-boulder gazing down upon Podesta et al from the peak of Mt. Trump. Curiously enough, Lady Lynn de Rothschild perceives all that is portended for The Valley of the Dems below. She intuits the fatal turn very early on too.
Releasing on February 21, 2017 what in hindsight appears to be a twitter overshare, Rothschild publicly castigates Podesta as ‘pathetic’ and a ‘loser’. Nothing subtle there. As Tom Jones might say she’s a Lady even when she slips.
Nonetheless her foresight is both telling and foreboding as, from her vantage, nothing less than the ‘destruction’ of the Clinton family lies ahead. At first blush, one thinks Milady fretheth a bit much. After all, Girlfriend just lost an election. The utter cessation of the family crest seems excessive given all that is known, certainly by us, in February.
Or maybe not.
Rothschild’s exasperation and concern, palpable in the tweet, is directed at one man. How could that idiot Podesta have been so reckless?
Indeed his out-of-touch arrogance succeeds in activating a realm of inquiry that is destined to brush past Trump on its way to decimating the real Russian collusion culprits, the Democrats. Podesta proves himself a passable acolyte of Herr Goebbels in all but one crucial metric: his candidate fails to win. Loser!
I cite Milady’s prescience not to belabor hackneyed Rothschild conspiracy theories, only that she is a close, wealthy, and influential confidante of Hillary Clinton. To minimize her insight and access is as equally implausible as it is to proffer one-eyed pyramids in the Valley of Illuminati Kings. The tweet stands as an astute predictor of dark days to come for the Democrats.
Post-election, we move into a far more perilous phase for the Democrats and their Deep State patrons as they decide to inflict the hopelessly self-referential collusion narrative on a sitting President. Fortuitously (or is it providentially?), there’s a stalwart Constitutionalist to contend with in NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers.
A mere two days after the latter’s November 17 2017 trip to Trump Towers where it is strongly presumed he tips the cards to Trump regarding the building’s bugged status, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper are baying in the Washington Post for Rogers’ firing (see below). One of the pressing reasons given? Rogers’ ‘gruff personality’. The day after Rogers’ visit, Trump relocates his entire transition operation to Bedminster, New Jersey.
Thus Rogers’ termination is proposed in hurried fashion during the waning, post-election days of the Obama administration. Understandably, the President elects not to cloud his final days with an oddly-timed and controversial firing. Wisely (or not), he declines Carter and Clapper’s recommendation. The coup-plotters (for we are very much in a coup phase now) must content themselves with the hope that, between the media’s frenetic arm-waving, the future appointment of a Special Counsel Inquisitor by a compliant DOJ and a cooperating Comey at the FBI, soon-to-be President Trump can still be thwarted via impeachment, resignation or worse.
Not enough can be said by the way for Rogers’ courageous intervention on behalf of the President-in-waiting, and indeed on behalf of the rule-of-law and the orderly transition of power. In fact, the video below suggests Admiral Rogers may be the Hero-Savior of the Republic. It’s worth a watch.
In short order, Trump’s National Security Advisor, General Michael Flynn gets shanghaied via process crime entrapment, which may yet turn to rancid, poisoned fruit before this opus sounds its last note.
Slowly but surely, we’re converging upon the million dollar question which is really the trillion dollar question. Why did the Democrats, in league with certain Deep State actors, persist in a brazen plot to unseat a duly elected President? Because it is a trillion dollar question, that’s why. The stakes are exponentially high, and not because of the Russians either. Because of the money.
By all rights, CNN has held up its end of the bargain. Wolf Blitzkrieg and Jake Wire Tapper can barely manage a shift in their chairs without lashing Trump to Russian Collusion. Down in the media trenches, 24-7 drummed-in false consciousness is a tedious affair where repetition is king. Someone’s got to do it. Wolf seems intellectually well-suited for the task.
Once again, The Conservative Treehouse reminds us why the Facebook bobble-heads wake up every morning in a diversionary funk regarding all things Trump. And no, it’s not because he has funny hair:
“For the past 30 years the U.S. has lost jobs, wages have been depressed, and the middle-class has suffered through the implementation of economic trade policy that destroyed the U.S. manufacturing base. None of this is in question – the results stare us in the face – yet the Wall Street and multinational corporate club(s) [U.S. Chamber of Commerce chief among them] now demand a continuance of the same.
The economic and trade policies of the Trump administration are adverse to those interests. As we have shared for several years, candidate Trump, now President Trump is an existential threat to the multinational program.
All opposition to President Trump is about the underlying financial and economic policy of America-First. There are trillions at stake.” [My underline]
With a GDP half that of the UK’s, Russia is still economic small potatoes. Nonetheless a double-bang is achieved (for the Military Industrial Complex) with a renewed Cold War directed at the Bear. Conceivably, that’s the quid pro quo presented to Trump for acquiring the military as Praetorian Guard as a counterweight against intelligence agency hostility. The military is an institution with naturally strong nationalist affinities. The antagonism between the Pentagon and the CIA is longstanding and culturally embedded.
As Voltaire might allow by way of paraphrase, “look to the behemoth you’ve barely broached for there you will find the puppet-master extraordinaire.” That behemoth is China.
China’s hidden hand (with, it must be said again, the Inner Party’s active assent and participation) has been evident in America’s establishment parties since at least Bill Clinton, with Western banking interests active since at least 1972, probably earlier. Should Congress not deliver (on continued sedition against America-First interests and prolongation of NAFTA), the extortion screws will begin turning in earnest.
Might this explain the recent spate of announced Congressional Republican resignations? The easy money has been made selling the nation out for decades with duopolistic abandon and mutually-assured cover. Faint-hearted traitors are moving for the exits.
For today, we have a wily gate-crasher in the White House. Under him, the People are tasting the early, tangible fruits of a renationalizing economy: full employment, rising property values, an anticipatory stock market rise and re-equilibrating food and consumer prices (ultimately to revise downward for America consumers) when China’s backdoor entry to the American market via camouflaged proxy points Mexico and Canada is appreciably closed. Again, this is all part of an equilibration process sanctioned from above.
The fiction of Trump as Putin stooge is a threadbare pretext. Manafort and Podesta are prior working colleagues after all, hardly diehard ideologues for their respective Red and Blue. Both hail from the Outer Party’s Great Purple Swamp, an environ intent on the de-industrialization of America, the delivery of productive primacy to China and the ascent of Wall Street over Main Street forevermore. The Red-Blue horizontal divide is Carroll Quigley’s kabuki theatre in full false swing.
In yet another instance of Goebbelian misdirection, the Democrats’ Russian collusion narrative is all about neutering Trump for the greater good of China and its stateside patron, Wall Street. Russia is but an expedient globalist cudgel to be wielded against MAGA comeuppance. Democratic leaders only ask that you not examine the collusion narrative’s internal contradictions too closely as the whole gravy train could come crashing down in a cloud of sedition and jaw-dropping hypocrisy.
For thirty years or more, China was the chief beneficiary of this Great Game of Treachery. Then Mr. Trump came to Washington. This re-nationalization (de-empirization) of America involves normalizing trade, defusing the Triffin Paradox, extracting the dollar from reserve currency status and petrodollar primacy, i.e. smoothing the potentially bumpy road back to nation-among-nations status, all without WW3 being instigated by a power-mad Outer Party in precipitous decline.
That’s the balancing act. Importantly, this walk-back—while ostensibly nationalist—expresses the desire of some of the most powerful forces on earth. A peaceably requited US will then create the parity required to install a proper globalist super-state. The US is the last empire to emerge from nation-state auspices. Although its presence will be greatly felt (already it is asserting a repressive hand on the global Internet) China will not assume the empire mantle from America, thereby averting the enormous dislocations caused by the Triffin Paradox. A global currency (the SDR) unbeholden to destabilizing trade imbalances will become the coin of the global realm.
Thus while the American Outer Party’s decades-long capitulation to Chinese interests joins the usual earthly vices—greed, corruption and power—with a globalist endgame of Cultural Marxism, the active promotion of Russophobia unfolds on two diametric planes: diversionary politics and deep-seated spiritual opposition.
Human history is intended as a gradually narrowing process wherein divine light is progressively obscured as Lucifer consolidates everything of earthly value first, for a select few, then ultimately for himself. Therein lies the resonance of the pyramidic metaphor. Things will darken appreciably before lightening climactically. God will win.
Norman Ball, MBA aka Full Spectrum Domino is an author, poet, political scientist and businessman whose writings have appeared in Counterpunch, Asia Times, Dissident Voice, Global Research and Russia Insider, among others. His last book ‘East-West Dialectics, Currency Resets & the Convergent Power of One’ is available on Amazon. He can be reached either via his Youtube channel, Facebook or [email protected]
Germany wasn’t defeated therewas an armistice.
Thn came the betrayal.
Germany was starving under a British Blockade which ran through 1919
During World War One, Holland was officially neutral. Or was it ? According to some analysts, Germany was prepared to sue for peace as early as 1915, as it was running out of food (it could need feed both the military and the civilian population). There was no peace in 1915, as food started arriving to Germany via Holland, much of it used to feed the German military. And how did Holland acquire all this food ? It came from outside Europe, to Dutch ports. Somebody wanted to keep the war going.
Sweden in both world wars was “neutral”. Or was it ? In both wars it supplied Germany with iron ore, the chief raw material for industry. In World War Two Germany experienced mass bombing, ostensibly to prevent war production. However, the Allies did not prevent Sweden from exporting iron ore. Why ? How long could German industry have functioned without iron ore ?
Henry Ford had factories in Germany, and he was not the only American. Those factories were not bombed by the Allies. Why ?
Germany fought two word wars. Can somebody explain to me where it got the money to fight them, or did it finance them all by itself ? I think not.
Maybe you may find something here :
or try to type and search : german economy between 1933-1945
did you ever read ‘Conjuring Hitler’ by Guido Preparata ? its about the Bank of England’s role in the war(s)
Thanks Ann for the tip, I will try to find that book.
Sorry but this is too long for me to read other than glance thru, but it’s not hard to understand. Again sorry.
Put simply, white colonialists have thieved what they want where they want thru history, now is no different – todays colonialist thieves being elite finance worldwide, yes, represented in the Middle East by Israel & largly in the west by the US, no matter whoever the front man or woman might be at any one time. These folks create in their own minds, and yours, their own gods who conveniently whisper, nah shout to them that their god is great.
This has been humanity for millenniums. Until we open our minds to the reality of life, our future will forever be thus, easy prey to propaganda, for that is what we, finance, society & god are.
It’s a prolix exercise in logorrhea that culminates in a Sinophobic diatribe. Ten minutes wasted.
Exceptional, indispensable Pindo rendition of BHL. Respect (not).
BHL-Bernard-Henry Levy? The very nadir of human rottenness.
Articles of this quality keep me glued to this website daily. The other one that I actually decided to print for my collection is by Laurent Guyénot. Thank you!
wow – that’s an amazing article Norman Ball – so who is Qanon ?
Thank you for this insightful analysis. I have been looking for the “deeper” game / plot perspective outline and this article helps enormously. Thank you.
Brilliant analysis that works on so many levels.
”As Voltaire might allow by way of paraphrase, ’look to the behemoth you’ve barely broached for there you will find the puppet-master extraordinaire.’ That behemoth is China.”
Void and trivial
Self-worship produces top-class litterature (misspelling intentional).
I often skip to the end of writings of new authors here to see if I have an interest in pursuing further.
“Thus while the American Outer Party’s decades-long capitulation to Chinese interests joins the usual earthly vices—greed, corruption and power—with a globalist endgame of Cultural Marxism”
So yeah, I agree with your appraisal.
”Norman Ball, MBA aka Full Spectrum Domino is an author, poet, political scientist and businessman”
Awesome guy. President Xi — watch your step!
N, I experienced Deja vu reading the article. I felt like I had read this before.
Xi has plainly developed ideas above his racial station, judging by the near universal hysteria among the White, Western, ‘Masters of Mankind’ at China’s rise.
I am of the same opinion. Its a characteristic of Anglo commentators (mainstream or alternative) to be confused in message, psuedo-intellectual and always blaming others, if not russia, then its china, muslims, europeans to blame for Anglo economic and social problems. On Sputnik and RT many of such articles are to be found these days, along with photo galleries & nonsense about Anglo movie awards, Miss Bum models, Awesome Snowboard Tricks, Cats Doing Funny Things, Russian women in Uniform, some new space Tesla Car etc.
RT and Sputnik now do almost nothing to explain Eurasianism or how Russia is bringing in a new, post-anglo era. Its almost as if these state funded outlets havent really got their hearts in it. Probably because most of the people working for them are educated in Anglo countries themselves, or actually are Anglo. The concept of ‘media’ and celebrity etc doesnt appeal to the Russian character in the same way as the anglo, and those who are interested in it, are likely to have pro anglo beliefs. Anglo kids dream of studying media, and having careers as journalists/propagandists.
They are trying to attract the Western reader. Serving up what is culture the way it is lapped up in Western sources.
The news items in Sputnik especially are topical, newsworthy and often the first to publish.
You don’t have to go to the other condiments.
To get information on the Internet is a chore. You need many sources and all your “filters” on your intake to evaluate what it is you are “receiving”.
It’s just the way the Internet works. Has nothing to do with anything limited to Russia, Russian media or Fifth Column influence.
Chinese do it the same way.
very well done !
The group behind Trump are formidable – People like Gary Cohn have recognized that fact.
The Clintons et al. were on the road to leave a trash heap behind called the US of A in so many ways. While that may still happen, at least now there is a Light in the distance.
It’s a sad entertaining to see how the whole world is succumbing in chaos. Once the basic script of the Empire is based on lies, which have a certain history dated back at least to the end of ww1, today, after ww2 and numerous other wars fought in the name of the same lies, are coming back to the same Empire in the same form of chaos. This chaos has grown at such a grand scale, that today almost everybody is kept in it’s trap – the truth(historical, social, moral) are less and less recognizable. Is there any power who has the intention to put some fresh water in the glass ? I don’t think so, because all powers have more or less blood on their hands and all of them have used the same lies, even if they were foes to each others. And this has been done in the name of peace, to preserve a certain status-quo. In other words, the Truth has been sacrificed even by those sides who – methinks – would have been the most nominated and expected to speak out hardly and harsh. What we witness today is the same thing. Folks, the cards are not in our hands, the players up there, are playing in another dimension. What we are enhanced to feel, is Fear – which comes on every channel, seen or unseen. What can you expect more when entire generations have been led by their nose one after the other, being taught that the black is white and the red is green, that man is a woman (or could be whatever) and a Muslim is better than a Christian in a Christian land – are you surprised now, why Jesus Christ is being crucified till these days and lied upon Him as being a fake ? While the majority of people are getting weaker and weaker, this chaos will continue. Yes, is good to have a thick wallet but can you buy safety for you in your own country ? This will lead to frustrations of all kind in the near future, the emergence of hatred and aggression will have a growing path with all the negative aspects in it. Maybe this is the purpose, I don’t know, but at least we may try and understand what kind of people are those behind such evil plans, understand why is this struggle so immense.
ioan I read one of Full Spectrum Domino’s comments here, not so long ago, and sucked in my breath as I grappled with the evil plans he enunciated. It all seems beyond comprehension to any so-called decent human being.
And yet, there it is, all around us, as we watch the murders and destruction – genocides- in the war zones.
My parents are now in their nineties. They survived the Great Depression and WWll in occupied Netherlands. My father was sent to Hamburg to labour in Hitlers youth work camps.
They brought me to Australia to begin New Lives.
But I did not fit in.
I never stopped hearing about the horrors they survived. And they said: it’s always been that way. And so it has..
But now the people on Planet Earth know they are interconnected and inter-related as never before.
Let us hope and pray that the Possibility Dreamers/Thinkers and Do-ers triumph over all evil.
We know that fat wads of money don’t buy peace, love, security or happiness. Remember the scripture about the camel getting through the eye of a needle sooner than a rich man enters heaven. I know plenty of these people.
Heaven is our spiritual estate: in the here and now, if we stand firm in our faith.
Deep Peace to You
I hope, dear Babushka, we shall find that peace, all of us, sometime, somewhere in our pilgrimage.
Commentators on all sides keep talking about the resurgence of ‘christianity’ in Russia, and the decline of ‘christianity’ in USA/west. The big problem is, that Anglo Christianity since the 1600s has had almost nothing in common with the christianity represented by Russian Orthodoxy. Wheras Anglo Protestantism and its militant wing – Puritanism/Zionism- are philosophically vapid and bringers of destruction, like Wahabi Islam (also their ally) it is merely a cover for Anglo Supremacism which claims they, together with Zionist Jews, represent a Global Elite appointed to rule on behalf of God. Therefore when USA and its military (who are not much different from Wahabi terrorists in deeds or motivation) attack ‘some poor commie/muslim country’ to steal its rescources and install a puppet government, they honestly believe God is on their side, and their pastors cheer them on. Anglo people have a genuine hatred of calmness and peace, they hate even the environment (Gods’ Creation) at least from my experiences with them . This is not Christianity of any kind. USA has never been Christian in a true sense.
Orthodoxy, the foundation of the Traditionalist direction of the current Russian state, was formed over centuries and incorporates a lot of rituals which enrich and sustain the Russian character. The Orthodox people generally aspire to love peace and have a calm attitude to life. The Anglo lost all the monastic knowledge, art, music and love of calm that the Orthodox have had since Byzantine times. Anglo have killed all trace of paganism in their religion, they burned it all in the Reformation, hence they are a people without tradition, the driving force in the push for postmodernism. Maybe Orthodoxy has more in common with Islam of some kinds than it does with Anglo Protestantism. Zionism and other strange interpretations of the Christian mission are simply incompatible with Orthodoxy. We should distinguish more clearly between Anglo Protestantism and Orthodox Christianity in these type of articles.
I don’t know Norman Ball yet.
To do so requires a book or two probably.
That would be a tall order for one who lacks the stamina to finish an article requiring less than 1 hour to read.
We’ll see if he is indeed Sino-phobic, in due course. Could be that I will join VT and N in denouncing him , if that is the case……as just another entity divided by compass direction……and race!
But not so fast, must put in a little work on Mr Ball first!
Me detects some stylistic tongue in cheek irony more than superficial prejudice, but I never feel the need to render a verdict on scant evidence. What’s the rush. Prolongation of the tension is more satisfying than the quickie.
So, I am content to withold judgment on most entities more than the time it takes a flea to exhaust its attention span and watch the scales fluctuate a while before they settle down more decisively and achieve whatever equilibrium Natural Law decides……after a sufficiently in depth trial period of examination.
New Synthesis-thesis: Or whereto, mankind and what for, humanity?
On the contrary ,a synthesis is being made from the thesis ( modern capitalism) versus antithesis ( bureaucratic Bolshevism).
It is a one world government of corporate technocratic companies ( Amazon plans to set up a bank and will probably do some kind of crypto currency block chain next).
Let us look at what it took from the bureaucracy in Russia which had 1. a monoparty state 2. a surveillance bureaucracy 3. five year plans 4. limited individualism (ability to own private property) with an ideological communitarianism 5. rationing at times of social services–basic housing, medical care, education even food 6.religion discouraged with it being labeled the opiate of the masses .
And monopoly capitalism’s take-aways:
1. a two party pay-for -play political system: in effect a mono-party state in disguise; 2. an electronic surveillance bureaucracy; 3. secret plans for world economic dominance 4. extreme alienated individualism resulting in identity group communitarianism 5. social services which are costly and substandard in effect a rationing of education, health, housing with a population indebted for life 6. Opium is the opiate of the masses… Dieux? C’est Moi!
The question then becomes, as we have a new thesis for “peoplekind” from this synthesis which is still being perfected, where is the new antithesis?
For that, I look to creative Russa and the first half of Putin’s seminal speech to the Duma. Certainly I look not to China whose vicious police state rivals none in effectiveness, ruthlessness and control nor to so-called Islamic (Persian) socialism with its food riots and stuck-in-the-mud clergy ( so much for charity to the downtrodden).
Time will tell… As a Jewish mystic ( Nachman of Bratislav) put it. “Life is but a narrow bridge–take courage!”
This is an extremely interesting comment to me, teranam13. Pardon in advance the lengthy response.
Yes indeed, syntheses are always being accomplished (that’s the process of history), but unevenly, at a range of speeds, and with varying cultural impediments or ‘digestive delays’. As a Brit who has lived in the States most of my life, I will propose that Americans seek winner-take-all, binary resolutions. There is an intellectual impatience that demands reductive, clear-cut victories. Coalition governments are a muddy ‘European affectation’. The American psyche is not conducive to Pyrrhic victories. The trouble is most victories are Pyrrhic certainly in the battle of ideas.
Jordan Peterson said recently that ‘ideas have personalities’. A Christian, I prefer to say that ideas are inhabited by Paul’s Principalities i.e. spirits, both good and ill. People can become so possessed by these spirits that their native personalities (psyches/souls) become sublimated to the ‘idea’. Americans fail to understand that, as they gazed into the evil of Bolshevism, Bolshevism was gazing into them. That’s a Nietzschean variation. We are altered by the journey. Odysseus’ father fails to recognize him upon his return from battle.
The 1997 PNAC preamble was a coitus interruptus, conceptually speaking. If you look really, really hard you can still find it on the Internet. But as it’s not Straussianism’s proudest moment, it comes harder to locate each year.
America was ‘spirited’ into The War on Terror before it could properly digest its Cold War victory, which was (as victories always are), a mixed bag. What first attracted me to Saker’s blog many years ago was his observation that Empires are defeated not by armies but by internal contradictions. The most resounding defeats are conceptual. Armies provide the post facto Sturm und Drang.
In a very similar vein, here is an extended (dare I say prophetic?) 2013 quote from Alastair Crooke which I have never forgotten and keep close by:
“There has been, and is, in short, a rupture of the moral “social contract” evident since the 1920s. As a consequence, in this analysis, post-Sykes-Picot governments could only be sustained through repression and the violence of their security forces. The second component which fueled this debate was the shock, and excitement, for this group in witnessing the unexpected “implosion” of a major world power — the USSR in the 1980s. The obvious conclusion to be drawn from this experience was that the two major world powers were indeed vulnerable to overextend themselves both politically and financially through excessive hubris; through coming to believe in the illusion of their own narrative; through a loss of internal cohesion; and, above all, through simple exhaustion — lose the will necessary to sustain the elaborate mechanism of global hegemony.
This is what was believed to have happened to the former Soviet Union by Sunni thinkers at the time. They concluded from this experience that a deliberate program of “vexing and exhausting” Western power could potentially so inflame internal tensions, and exacerbate contradictions within the United States, that it too, would tire of its Middle Eastern entanglements — as had the USSR. Thus, they devised a calibrated action plan intended to provoke and “sting” the West into hasty — and hugely costly — military over-reaction; into blatant contradictions of their own “narrative” of benevolence, freedom and democracy; and into the fragmentation of their own internal cohesion through the deliberate playing upon Western internal contradictions — and the exposing of “the illusion” of US omniscience. Such psychological warfare, they believed, ultimately would lead to the exhaustion and the collapse of US influence in the region. And, flowing directly from this, Muslims would then witness the concomitant fall of Western proxies and allies — including in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf.”
–from ‘The Inevitable Has Happened in Egypt’ http://www.conflictsforum.org/2013/the-inevitable-has-happened-in-egypt
So what is ‘the new synthesis’ that history forged despite despite reactionary forces set on denying the latter its ‘right-of-place? I couldn’t phrase it better than you: “one world government of corporate technocratic companies”. But let me point you to a fully developed encapsulation of this idea, Sheldon Wolin’s inverted totalitarianism. The full realization of this synthesis has been arrested (for the moment) by Putin and Trump.
Let me also try to contextualize the kindred Putinsim and Trumpsim movements (which cannot be defined without recourse to the actors’ names as they are personality-driven i.e. the personage is the dependent variable to the movements each has spawned, even as neither in my opinion actively seeks personality cults.) This by the way is also why they are detested in equal measure with what can only be called a demonic fervor (Sorry, eyes will roll in the secular camps, but there it is).
They are countertrends to your “one world government of corporate technocratic companies”. Inverted totalitarianism is a ‘perfection’ (God help us!) on the classical form because it dispenses with the predicate of a charismatic and identifiable individual at the helm. Like the Spirit of Antichrist, inverted totalitarianism implicates us all in a mesh with no discernible locus, no one to point an accusing finger at. It is diffused, ubiquitous, administrative in aspect and for all these reasons terrifying and unassailable. In America, the only thing between it and us was Trump. In Russia, the only thing between it (roughly, liberal democratic Atlanticism) and them (the Russian people) is Putin. But these are merely men, of finite duration. Thus, the twin impediments they ‘embody’ and represent are momentary bulwarks against the “one world government of corporate technocratics” that I suspect you and I both fear.
How revealing that the thoroughly captured and sycophantic media chose to focus on Trump’s clearly off-hand and tongue-in-cheek comment about how enticing Xi’s lifetime appointment sounds and NOT on the fact that Xi had achieved a lifetime appointment! Once again, bad Trump! While Xi’s dictatorial Maoist designs become the parenthesis in the debate.
As to how, precisely, Sino-ascendance and Eurasianism mesh within Globalism (an ancient project announced in Genesis 11:4 “Come, let us build ourselves a city…”), I lack the insight and expertise to say.
Usury is the millennia-old mechanism which is accomplishing what Ezra Pound called the ‘monos’. That China inhabits this overarching Babelian superstructure as but the latest in a series of ascendant empires–as opposed to being a breakaway Confucian paradigm all-to-itself– may convict me of being ‘yet another Anglo commentator’. Oh well.
By all means, disabuse me of my prejudices with counter-arguments rather than ad hominem references to my skin, eye color. and cultural blind-spots. I can shed the prejudices. The skin, less so.
I am not sure what to make of this article, as the presented opinions are debatable. In fact the article has plenty of generalizations.
First of all, Norman Ball quoted Goebbels, who stated that Germany was unprepared for World War One. Germany had an Alliance with Austro-Hungary. Field Marshal Alfred von Schlieffen devised the so-called Schlieffen Plan for the invasion of France. That is well known. What is not well known is his conclusion, omitted by many historians, that his Plan would fail if Germany had to fight a two front war, as Germany did not have the men to fight on two fronts. That’s precisely what happened. In effect Schlieffen proved Bismarcks warning that Germany cannot afford to make enemies of both Russia, France and the Anglo-Saxon world, as it would be crushed like a nut cracker. Prophetic words, ignore by the Kaiser, who removed Bismarck from Office.
As for Allied propaganda against Germany during World War One, it was in effect German style propaganda used by Bismarck when he fought against Denmark and France, turning victims into aggressors and aggressors into victims. These are known as Bismarckian tactics, also used by Germany in both world wars.
When we come to the two world wars, history needs to be revised. It still has to answer the chief question as how Germany managed to finance these wars, bearing in mind how many enemies it fought. I have yet to read a credible article on this matter.
As for Trump, the question is did he really intend to fight the Deep State, or was he under it’s control from the very beginning, Was his entire campaign nothing more than a psy ops ? Why did 200 admirals and generals back him during the election ? Why would 200 high ranking military officers want to support a 70 year old man without military or political experience unless they wanted a puppet in the White House ? What has Trump done after assuming Office ? He just continued the Bush/Obama policies, backtracking on his election promises. Did anybody really think that one man, Trump, could take on the entire US elite ? Well, he could, if he had the military behind him, as he does now. However, the military is, as far as I can see, only interested in taking on Russia, China, North Korea, Iran. Hardly assuring.
“As for Trump, the question is did he really intend to fight the Deep State, or was he under its control from the very beginning?”
I don’t know if you watched the embedded video BF that outlines the anatomy of the attempted coup against Trump. It’s here:
The Deep State was not a monolith in this past election. A crucial schism formed when NSA Director Adm. Mike Rogers broke away from Clapper (DNI), Comey (FBI) and Brennan (CIA) and alerted Trump that Trump Tower (the transition HQ) was bugged. You may recall how Trump was ridiculed for tweeting that Obama wiretapped TT. He was. That is no longer a matter of debate.
History will show that Obama’s failure to fire Rogers (when Clapper and DOD’s Carter urged him to) was a fatal error in the effort to destroy Trump’s presidency before it got started. Rogers snitched to Trump.
As for QAnon, he has to emanate out of NSA or Flynn’s DIA orbit, in either case almost certainly military intelligence. We saw the profound strategic disarray in Syria between the CIA and DOD during Obama’s tenure. DOD was literally shooting at the CIA’s mercenaries. No love lost.
Trump is no panacea. We can see the steady inroads made by the Neocons. A war in Syria seems imminent. If I had to guess, Trump will move concentrically outwards over a two-term horizon. In term one, as he tackles his domestic agenda, tax reform and trade, he is ceding his military prerogative to others. This may be an arranged quid pro quo. But I agree. Things look darker with respect to military interventions.
All arrows fired at Trump kill the archer. He is a superb counterpuncher. His Fred Flintstone bloviations set a low expectation bar. That’s how he sets traps. I first saw Trump as an exogenous necessity. My estimation of his instinctive genius has since grown.
A good example of the propaganda accusing others of what they themselves do is the following
1. Persecution of Pagans in Europe :
Modern Narrative, Christians were persecuted
2. Muslims are genocidal by faith:
Modern Narrative, Islamophobia
3. Colonialism is a great evil:
Modern Narrative, British empire civilized the world
4. The Swastika is the movement of the Big Dipper:
Modern Narrative, the Swastika is a symbol of genocidal hatred. Why not the Islamic Crescent, Christian Cross or American, British, French, Belgian, Dutch etc flags?
You could count Russia as an imperial & genocidal christian power for much of its history as well; beginning with her own people of course।।
Doubt if saker mods will approve this comment, lol. The justification used will be you’re talking about exceptions & that’s not Real X.
This is faux passe
Either you think polytheism is so incorrect that it spontaneously was wiped out in most of the world: Making you a bigot
Or you’re proud of killing & wiping out millions of people, thousands of cultures: Making you a monster
This is why abrahamic religion requires a good dose of cognitive dissonance, projection, propaganda & a common external enemy to hate।।
It truly brings out the vilest aspects of human nature & fosters them as an ideal।।
Netherlands was several centuries continental buffer state of British Empire.
Quote from above: … climbing the enlightment ladder slowly. It need to hurry.
Read: global research.can , The Largely Unrecognized US Occupation of Syria, Nearly One Third of Its Territory by Stephen Gowan’s. Truth is Reality.
Norman Ball’s political and cultural analysis is so incisive, its like he’s sleeping with history.
Thank you for the well-considered comments, people. The purpose of an essay in this sort of forum is to stir robust discussion, pro and con. Hopefully some fresh thinking was hatched. The essay itself should serve as a launch-point, not an object of genuflection. Once an essay’s out there, let it live or die on its own merits. I’m not going to slip crutches under its lamer paragraphs.
However since this is my first piece ‘above the comment section’ and in recognition of the razor-smart folks that routinely show up here (and the time that clearly went into some of the comments), I’m going to respond to some of the comments above directly..
As for the folks who read the bottom couple of paras, hey, I do that all the time and end up taking a hike on the whole piece more often than not. After all, 5,500 words is a significant investment of time. Really, the essay barely brushed China, except at the very end, so, while I think it’s an unfair characterization, I can see how the bottom-readers came away in Sino-reactive mode.
Also to be fair, my Christian faith chauvinistically imposes an eschatological-Abrahamic template across the world. So an immediate impression might predispose itself to Western paternalism and the White Man’s (rapidly asserting) Burden. At the same time, there are something like 1 billion Asian Muslims and 200 million Christians. That’s a lot of Armageddon/Malhama to work through.
In fact, I’m rather hard on the rapacious Anglo-Saxon model. I think it’s run its course. New paradigms please.
Beyond this, I’m all out of apologia.
Yeah, sure: While every sane non-USAist clearly sees that the inner-US struggle between so-called US-“liberals” and Altirghtists is the struggle of two alternative chauvinistic concepts of US-nationalism and suprematism, propagators of a fascist international – still relying on the premise of US-hegemony seriously believe they can lure non-USAists into playing the role of their cannon-fodder.
And they seriously believe that any Russian government could be a partner in that frenzy?
We see the only difference: US neocons want to blackmail and strangulate Russia for abusing it as their final battlefield in their war against China, while open US fascists like Ball think they can poison Russia in that role with intoxicated honey of foul metaphysical bubbles.
However, you can neither tell serious Orthodox nor Catholic Christians that the core evil of the world is “collectivism”. According to every true Christian, relying on Patristic foundations, the Lord’s testimony was given in the Body of which Christ is the Head under the lead of the Holy Spirt: “Hence the universal Church is seen to be a people brought into unity from the unity of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit'” (St Cyprian of Kartago)
Only lunatic Calivinist distortion of the Christian creed pretended it was the the projection field of suprematist egocentric individualists, who could put their own arbitrary interpretation of Scriptures above tradition.
Christianity is ultimate collectivism, thus not collectivism, but inherent ideological atheism was the problem of historical socialism. However, the Anti-Christ rather has rather found his most loyal disciples among fascists, whether those of the 1930s and 1940s or those like Ball today, than Bolshewiks.
And pretending that the hypocritical lingusitic pseudo-egalitarianism of neoliberal promoters of factual material inequality had anything to do with Marxism (by the insane construction of an alleged “cultural Marxism”, might work for idiots, but not people who have command of a sane brain.
Christian worth the name, see clearly that blokes like Ball do not worship the Lord, but harbour “hate”, which tradition calls “the devil’s poison”. (St Kosmos) They are blasphemous enough to play rhetorically on the apocalyptic fiddle, pretending – in a line with Nazism – that “the evil” was an external element that could be fought via physical elimination, while Christians know it must be fought primarily within ourselves.
“Our own evil inclinations are far more dangerous than any external enemies.” “You must humble yourself before everyone and consider yourself the worst of all. If we have not committed the sins that others have, perhaps this is because we did not have the opportunity – the situation and circumstances were different. In each person there is something good and something bad; we usually see only the vices in people and we see nothing that is good.” “There is nothing evil save that which perverts the mind and shackles the conscience.” “What is evil unless it is the absence of good?”
St Ambrose of Milan
Mr Ball here is no promoter of Christianity, but a promoter of a US-dominated fascist international. He is blowing the trumpet for the incineration of the world, not for “the peacemakers who will be called children of God.” (Mathew 5.9) People like him abuse Christianity for nourishing the anti-Christian hate who conceal their solely egocentric and chauvinist agenda. His foul and distorted quotations of Christian metaphysics only serve an anti-Christian agenda, hid hypcritically behind wrong claims, which is nothing new in history:
“The world is [once again] going mad in mutual extermination, and murder, considered as a crime when committed individually, becomes a virtue when it is committed by large numbers. It is the multiplication of the frenzy that assures impunity to the assassins.”
St Cyprian de Kartago
However, what do I argue here? Seeing from similar dirt like extended interviews with lunatics like pseudo-‘historian’ Michael Hoffmann, I can clearly see that The Saker has become USAmericanized enough to join the devastators. People gathering here will only search for black food nourishing their favourite hate. They have become his clients – so the question where current lunacy wil lead to is a minor question for people serving their paymasters.
“It is idle to play the lyre for an ass.”
― St. Ambrose