Let us look out across the world from the mountaintop.
- The hidden powers of Europe want the EU broken up because it is too expensive, and possibly because it’s more than passing resemblance to Martin Bormann’s plans for a pan-european Reich tells you something about its soul.
- The EU has worked this out and is now scrambling to secure euro-borders, a pan-euro army, a digital currency and the few other remaining pieces of their technocratic dystopia. Hilariously, whatever moronic economic ‘policy’ they role out next will be the thing that utterly breaks it. My guess is bank bail-ins.
- Everyone but the blood-soaked neocons has worked out that the American empire reached its high tide mark at the gates of Damascus and is now receding. This disconnect between reality and goals makes the neocons even more dangerous. (Who even thought that was possible?)
- Turkey is using this opportunity to commit a little light genocide and go for a land grab, hoping that their NATO status means they can force the bigger boys into a war with Russia. This is what happens when your geopolitical plans rely on alliances with tinpot psychopaths. You have to put up with this kind of crap and hope you can back channel your displeasure. But Erdogan is a legit psychopath.
- The Saudis have worked out they’re next when it comes to geo-engineering the Middle East by bomb so they are at the ‘hail Mary’ stage. If they don’t succeed in their collapse of Syria then they’re fucked. So the most evil country since Nazi Germany is backed into a corner. Awesome.
- Everybody thinks China is worried about slowing economic growth but they’re really worried about revolution. As this downturn leads to more and more job losses then it risks the ‘stability’ of the ruling party. So they have taken to imprisoning traders and journalists and forcing state owned media to only report good news. Whatever panic moves they make will ripple out across the world and bring down other countries, particularly the EM ones.
- Britain will vote to leave the EU but will probably get the ‘Scotland referendum’ treatment: our votes, as ever, will mean nothing to those that do the counting.
And here we are in a US election year with our ‘betters’ expressing surprise that everyone is fed up with their bank-selected choice of war-mongering liars and even more confused that we won’t go out and spend money we don’t have on crap we don’t want. The very nerve! What’s wrong with these peasants?
We no longer watch and we certainly no longer believe mainstream media platforms as they have surpassed even Soviet levels of propaganda. So if you were going to…. say…. ban physical currency and perform a strongarm switcheroo/possible assassination you’re gonna need a firm hold on the place everyone goes to complain about the world. The internet in general but twitter in particular.
Twitter has about 12 months left before we have to seek the higher ground. Which doesn’t really exist yet, probably won’t, and my guess is will look like the hybrid online/offline deccentralised network of actual humans I have been talking about for years. Speaking of things that don’t exist yet…
I appreciate that everyone is angry about the state of the world but, as Catherine Fitts says, the situation is too serious for us to afford the luxury of being angry. No solution that already exists can possibly be the solution to our situation because it arises from the same mode of thinking that has caused the problem.
‘Workers revolutions’ only worked -if they ever did- in economies where workers had leverage… which was their labour. But labour is super abundant and ubiquitous… we have too much of it. All the so called ‘jobs’ being added to western economies are service ones that are rapidly being replaced by robots. Good luck with those strikes, comrades.
Similarly, getting ‘our man’ into office -even if that man may be a woman- won’t work because once he sits in the big chair he ceases to become our man. See: the entire history of both communism and representational democracy everywhere, everywhen. It is centralisation in all its forms, either Left or Right, that is the problem here. Stop. Calling for. Centralisaion. Stop. Calling for. Censorship. This isn’t a Munich beer hall. This is the world.
And the problem won’t be fixed. This is the end of the West. We all feel it. And by the end of the West I mean the end of AngloAmerican hegemony, rather than the destruction of actual Western countries. (At least I hope that’s what I mean.) In a Deep Politics sense, we’re probably witnessing the death rattle of the British Empire.
[U]nderstand this; we cannot reverse the trend. The best we can do is mitigate the fall. We are destined to fail and the Financial Capital of the World will move to Asia following 2032. We cannot alter the cycle because those in power will never alter their thinking. They see only their self-interest and therein is why no empire, nation, or city state has ever lasted indefinitely. No doubt some will argue I am wrong. I think given the odds that not a single society has EVER beaten the business cycle, I think you can bet on our outcome without any risk. [More.]
But so what?
America was at its greatest when it didn’t give a fuck about the rest of the world in a good sense -as in ‘let them solve their own problems’ rather than ‘haha! I’m going to pay nineteen year olds to bomb Yemeni weddings with flying robots’. And Britain -or just England as it will probably be by then- will be much happier when it reverts to being a silly little country of Morris dancers and forced rhubarb, minding its own business on the soggy fringes of Europe.
Which brings us to a ‘Chinese finger trap’ election that would be funny if it wasn’t so serious:
- Hillary will get the nom because she is the brains and the teeth of a murderous, drug-dealing, war-mongering duo that has done the elites’ bidding for decades. (If Sanders somehow gets it he better pick a really shit Veep so as not to ‘mysteriously’ die of a heart attack.)
- The neocons will jump behind her because it’ll be an anyone but Trump move to protect their warmachine.
- However, a probably larger voting cohort -even some Sanders supporters- will stump for Trump:
One thing Clinton supporters remain in complete denial about (other than the fact most Americans who don’t identify as Democrats find her to be somewhere in between untrustworthy and criminal), is that a significant number of Sanders supporters will never vote for Hillary. Forget the fact that I know a few personally, I’ve noticed several interviews with voters who proclaim Sanders to be their first choice but Trump their second. Are they just saying this or do they mean it? I think a lot them mean it. [More.]
This is what happens at the end of empires. We fall into an anyone but the orthodoxy mode. What will the elites do? Kill him? Rig the election? Suspend the election ‘becoz turrism’ or something?
No solutions are to be found here because we don’t get to find the solutions. We have to make them. Demonetise, decentralise. Reduce your exposure to the system as it turns increasingly toxic. Buy the book I wrote for precisely these times, apparently dropping right on schedule. (I had no control over that, obviously. Oooh! It’s got its ‘look inside’ thing going on.)
There is a war in heaven. It will get better. But it will get worse first.