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Covid Candide: Isn’t this the best of all possible worlds… and pandemic responses?

by Ramin Mazaheri for The Saker Blog Eight months into the modern, digitised world’s first-ever global pandemic the results are in: Every government has failed miserably. Despite the vast differences between socialist-inspired nations and capitalist nations every single government in 2020 has forfeited the chance at the possibility of maybe perhaps having something like a little bit of a rightly-guided mandate of heaven. Our 2019 taxes must be refunded everywhere.

Naive Millennials: it’s the man (Trump) & not ‘The Man’ (the US system)

By Ramin Mazaheri for the Saker Blog How many years, or decades, does it take to unlearn national propaganda? In any country it’s not easy because it starts in the cradle, or at least at preschool. Despite the false claims of moral relativists, not all national worldviews are equal – some propaganda is good and furthers modern ideas, while some are as repugnant as yesterday’s bathwater. Firstly: who is “The

News flash: Capitalism has no answer for 50 million jobless people

by Ramin Mazaheri for the Saker Blog Oh – did you have one? Well… we’re waiting. But we will certainly be waiting in vain because the “best” US economic minds, journalists, professors and pundits got nuthin’. Even God’s gift to American society – CEOs and bankers – are hoping nobody calls on them for an answer. This is an era of not just total economic disaster in the US but

Hamilton movie: central banker worship & proof the US has no left

by Ramin Mazaheri for the Saker Blog I wonder if Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda will ever understand the real truth about why his play is so popular…? Miranda probably believes that if he had written a play about Eugene V. Debs (America’s greatest socialist) his talents, approach and techniques would have produced a spectacle of similarly spectacular success, LOL…. The believers of Broadway are nothing if not wilfully naive (i.e.

US national media is useless – so tell me the good local news sources?

by Ramin Mazaheri for the Saker Blog During the recent wave of rebellions in the US I was reminded of just how woefully, woefully inadequate the US nationwide media truly is. I only foresee one solution to ferret out what is truly going on in the United States during the 2020 summer & fall of discontent – going local, nationwide. (However, I do please need help with this solution –

Trump’s only hope: buying re-election with populist jobless benefits

by Ramin Mazaheri for the Saker Blog The US economy is in such a dire state (if we may temporarily put down the newly-discovered problem of racism in the Western hemisphere (except for Cuba)) that US voters are going to be happy to sell themselves to the highest bidder come November. It’s not like anyone could get genuinely excited by Joe Biden, after all. Trump has a huge advantage over

Politicisation of Great Lockdown result of ‘TINA’ economic ignorance & censorship

by Ramin Mazaheri for the Saker Blog In the United States questioning liberal economic ideology is not tolerated, so when the latest inevitable economic bust in capitalism occurs it is little wonder that their society talks about everything except economic ideology. They spend their time inventing and discussing non-economic solutions to economic catastrophes, which is precisely how their fundamental weaknesses and inequalities only get worse and worse. Now we are

The problem with the various ‘Fiat is all the problem!’ (FIATP) crowds

By Ramin Mazaheri for the Saker Blog “‘(The German economist Kestner wrote:) The greatest success no longer goes to the merchant whose technical and commercial experience enables him best of all to understand the needs of the buyer, and who is able to discover and effectively awake a latent demand; it goes to the speculative genius [?!] who knows how to estimate, or even only to sense in advance the

The US as Sal’s Pizzeria: When to ‘Do The Right Thing’ is looting

The US as Sal’s Pizzeria: When to ‘Do The Right Thing’ is looting The nice thing about art, novels, and the like is that we can be mercilessly judgmental of our favourite characters and villains if we so choose, precisely because we must always try to be the total opposite for flesh-and-blood human beings. The people who confuse escapist non-reality with sensitive reality are called “actors” and “actresses”, and they

Why do Westerners assume all African-Americans are leftists?

By Ramin Mazaheri for the Saker Blog There is an incredibly entrenched political non-reality in the US: a perception that having black skin makes one a reliable and righteous leftist. The US cannot talk honestly about politics – this is just another aspect of that. Looting can indeed have political motivations and messages, and I’ll get to that later, but the looters looting their own poor neighborhoods are not leftists – those looters are motivated

Protesting, corona-conscience, a good dole: the US is doing things it can’t & it’s chaos

by Ramin Mazaheri for the Saker Blog The US has recently been trying to become a modern, humane society – and this is one of the many great hard-won and predictable consequences from electing a corporate fascist like Trump – but the results are chaos. The US cannot protest Look at these tiny, piddling protests, rarely over 1,000 people. Millions of Iranians can march in silence, unity and respect; China

Rebellions across the US: Why worry? Just ask Dr. Fauci to tell us what to do

by Ramin Mazaheri for The Saker Blog The headline says it all – why even write the article? Journalism has – of course, and with universal unanimity – become merely the relaying of the statements of Dr. Anthony Fauci. Fauci is not just an immunologist – he’s an economist, historian, judge, legislator (national, state, county, city and village), manufacturer, landlord, employer, son, daughter, mother, lawyer for both the prosecutor and

Corona proving the loser of the Cold War was both the USSR & the USA

by Ramin Mazaheri for the Saker Blog It is often boasted in the US that they forced the implosion of the USSR via military overspending, as if recklessly creating a dangerous and useless arms race was something to brag about. However, the spoiled American rich kid is about to get his comeuppance and learn that money does not equal virtue. The coronavirus hysteria, the West’s foolish Great Lockdown and the

August 1: when the unemployment runs out and a new era of US labor battles begin

by Ramin Mazaheri for the Saker Blog TITANIC LARGEST SHIP IN THE WORLD SINKING personally I am not sure that the twelvehour day is bad for employees especially when they insist on working that long in order to make more money — John Dos Passos, The 42nd Parallel, part one of the U.S.A. trilogy   What if the bailouts actually work? Naturally, socialists aren’t inclined to explore this question, but

I was wrong on corona – by not pushing for a US Cultural Revolution immediately

by Ramin Mazaheri for The Saker Blog Since the West’s Great Lockdown started I’ve been warning the West that they can’t do it – a capitalist-imperialist system cannot do an immediate 180 and copy China, Iran, Vietnam and others. I gave so many reasons why that was a catastrophically bad idea: The “sports-journalisation” of their media, the unbloody flag of Y2K, counting on Germany as “reliable partners”, the perilous idea

The Great Lockdown: The political apex of US single Moms & Western matriarchy?

by Ramin Mazaheri for the Saker Blog Iran is a rigid patriarchy, and that is something which is immediately accepted as true by everyone, except for many Iranian women and men. While the sociopolitical role of father-led ideas is of especial interest when it comes to Iran, the sociopolitical role of mother-led ideas in US culture is something which is far less discussed. This disinterest is surprising, because the US

‘Take your stinking paws off me, you damned, dirty public servant!’ That’s Orwell?

by Ramin Mazaheri for The Saker Blog – “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” “Some apes, it seems, are more equal than others.” “Take your stinking paws off me, you damned, dirty public servant!” One of those quotes is from George Orwell’s Animal Farm, another was said by Charlton Heston towards a primate who rejected ape-human equality during the court interrogation scene from Planet

Why haven’t we called it ‘QE 5’ yet? And why we must call it ‘QE 2.1’ instead

by Ramin Mazaheri for the Saker Blog Isn’t it interesting that nobody at all has used the phrase “QE 5” – the fifth round of Quantitative Easing – to describe the 2020 bailouts? I found just a single, brief use of it, from three months ago. That’s because – look around yourself – we are in the thick of it right now. Once it finally stops and we can add

France’s nurses march – are they now deplorable Michiganders to fake-leftists?

By Ramin Mazaheri for the Saker Blog (Hey hey, my new book is out today! Socialism’s Ignored Success: Iranian Islamic Socialism. Buy a copy for yourself and 50 of your closest friends and Iranophobic/Islamophobic/socialism-phobic enemies.) On May 14 France’s nurses held a protest march in Paris despite ongoing fears about coronavirus — so are they no longer rightly-guided heroes but far-right neo-fascists now? For several months we’ve been banging pots

Scarce jobs + revenue desperation = sure Western stagflation post-corona

Ramin Mazaheri for the Saker Blog Among capitalist economists stagflation is the worst possible outcome, excepting a Great Depression. They even admit they cannot explain it (especially Keynesians), or rather they choose not to – this is why the word has barely been broached during this very depressing coronavirus era. In exactly the same vein, the West’s intellectuals claim they cannot explain the causes of World War I (as I

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