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“Migration is a fact of history.”
No, not really. Migration isn’t the new black, nor a fact of history. Cultures don’t mix easily because some decadent hyper-rich rentier cabal, their desperate Cultural Marxist think-tank academia, their obedient lap-dog politicians and their journalist priesthood say so. And when mass migration does become part of History, it is a fact of History that the migrating populations don’t complete their migrating wave without previously exterminating the former indigenous people of the lands they reach. There aren’t enough resources for everybody, you see. Sorry about that.
On the other hand, War is the absolute fact of History. Cultures clashing, cities burning, people dying. For our terrible, murderous species, war is the father of everything and peace is simply the continuation of war by other means. Despite the recent claims to the contrary, we are a war-like species of smart monkeys, competing each other for natural resources, wealth and power. This is our sin, our failure and our terrible beauty. A recent short historic period of “peace” (ask the victims of colonization, capitalism and imperialism about that) doesn’t change anything.
This liberal fantasy that we have reached the end of History and now religions will cease to exist and blend into a New World Pan-Religion worshiping Mammon, the money demon and his symbol the US dollar, is a dangerous fantasy, by people who don’t understand history at all. For the diseased culture that substitutes the Warrior archetype with the Accountant, the Orator with the Journalist and the Laborer with the Hipster, is destined to be eventually absorbed not only by Islam, but by everybody.
So no Guardian, you got it wrong once more. You cannot simply “absorb” a culture like Islam. You either respect it and live with it in peace and you trade with it, enriching your own culture with the best it has to give you and giving it the best you have to give, or you go on the offensive and wage bloody Crusades against it “to get Jerusalem back from the infidels” or “they have WMDs!” (or some other nonsense pretext) or you fight for your survival when it comes for you and your own, because cultural assimilation is coming your way and both your culture and your children will die if you don’t. But under no circumstances do you “absorb” Islam, especially with your now dead liberal consumerist Facebook culture, your dead on the water economy and your failed political system that cannibalizes the periphery to save the center that really, really, cannot hold. So please, pretty please, Guardian, abandon your glorious-industrialists-seeking-ultra-cheap-labour-for-their-global-machellerias classifieds, your We Are the World commercials and your wet von Coudenhove-Kalergi dreams for a Pan-Europa with an inferior multi-ethnic dark-skinned flock of “quantity”, which is easily controllable by the superior people of “quality” (wink!) and return to the grim reality. The sh!t has already hit the fan and unfortunately we are all soiled and no “absorption” is ever possible. Only conflict and a fight for survival.
It is true that evil is the main drive of the masters of the debt game, but it is wrong to assume that they have unlimited potential and power and some kind of supernatural ability to manipulate the chaos around us into their liking. They simply can’t control the forces of History at hand here. They are not godlike, omnipotent and infallible, simply because they are evil psychopathic control freaks with lots of power.
The opposite is true: They have started something that they cannot finish, ie globalization through global wealth grab and debt slavery. Which is a defensive strategy really, for it forces them against the vast majority of the people. This way they have no control of the end game. This is evident in many indicators (black swan events), if you look closely. Oil, metal, semi-precious earths and precious earths peak everything; China; manufacturing collapse, which turned into the financialization of everything; big time market collapse; Europe’s immigration problem; Russia as opposition; the collapse of the EU itself; 1/3 loss of wealth of the big TBTF banks; the world deflationary collapse under way and the burst of the high king of all bubbles, His Royal Highness, King Derivatives the Mighty. Their power slips between the cracks in the system and what remains is pose and pretense.
We can’t really go biblical and predict that this is the workings of a demonic cabal that controls everything, just because we are trying to make sense of a terrible systemic collapse. This may be what they would like us to believe, but it cannot be so. In reality, they have already lost. What we are seeing is desperation and an internal power struggle between various branches of the deep states around the world, various bankers and other cabals, where bureaucrat fights bureaucrat and ultra rich billionaire fights ultra rich billionaire for power and a pretense of control. In a few years the 1% has turned into 0.0001% and still counting. How much concentration of wealth can a viable economic system endure before collapsing? We have exceeded that point some time now and a non viable system cannot be viable for long.
Despite the popular narrative, chaos is something that cannot be manipulated by empires, using some kind of chaos math and wishful thinking. The recent chaotic policies by the US in the MENA have led to stupid carnage, bitter defeats and loss of control. You see, the math that describe chaos are statistics, which automatically means that it is false and big lies. So no real control can come out it, for it is not a precise science. This is something that no bureaucrat can really understand, or won’t accept simply because his career depends on it. So, stupid sh!t are now the norm and all-powerful bureaucrats can’t control or shape the future, no matter how hard they try.
I would suggest that we, the children in the Western world, should start focusing to our local communities and slowly start to grow our food, gain access to clean water, create the necessary security capabilities and invest in rebuilding pre-Facebook social ties, instead on focusing on the supposed absolute omnipotent power that the old status quo elites used to have and try to abuse in the time of their triumph, which is really their final failure. It is a fact of History that no old elite can transform into a new elite, no matter how much fiat money, gold or goons they have. The goons always end up murdering them to get the loot. The elites always pay the ultimate price in times of big historical social turmoil by losing their head, no matter how disconnected they are from the rest. Real social power comes from societies, from social contracts, not from secret banker power center deals or fake money ponzi schemes. This is evident now that the gears of History have started to shift once more.
It is very bad for energy prices to be low.
Low prices equal low profits for the oil companies. Drilling is a business that needs constant heavy financing to operate, for it is a capital intensive activity. Low profits means serious financing problems for the drillers, with more collateral needed by the banks than just oil stored in barrels, lets say drilling equipment or Saudi Arabia’s future income from taxes. Let’s not forget that $20 per barrel means inability to pay back loans to the banks. This situation, apart from causing some Big Oil companies to fail, it also means that SA is compelled to selling Aramco stock to NYSE (to rise money to cover for the loss). Aramco is worth around $3 trillion, 4 times the GDP of the UK and by far much more than the net worth of other Big Oil combined. As a result, the worst-timed IPO in history will either deprive the markets from that much liquidity, causing all sorts of problems, like e.g. a financial collapse (the worst case scenario) or will result in low demand (who has money to burn in a recessionary economy?) and cause a collapse in the company’s stock price (the ‘less worst, but very bad’ scenario). Then JP Morgan and HSBC, the people behind the IPO, could get into serious problem; but nothing compared to the trouble the Kingdom could have to face when it won’t be able to pay the salaries of the Saudi citizens or that of the various black-robed, blood-thirsty, head-choping, human flesh eating mercs, with black flags on white Toyota trucks, that need to keep up their Captagon high on a daily basis…
Furthermore, China itself is the real problem. Low demand in oil, steel and other commodities means a collapse in global production (what’s left of it). Low oil price also means the collapse in transportation fees that make cargo shipping, from China to its distant markets, gradually unprofitable. As this article says, only Supertankers (and Supercargo if I may add) are now profitable, due to economies of scale. The result could very well be flash shortages (low supply) to basic commodities, like food, electricity, clothing, iPhones etc. So no more empty megalithic cities designed for a million people but house only a few security guards or the 8-lane superhighways that lead to no place in the desert for China, anymore.
And we haven’t even touched the matter of Peak Everything (as opposed to just the famous Peak Oil which is partially behind this collapse in oil price we see). Both in reality are mainly financial matter. Peak Everything includes, but it is not limited to, the global metal and rare earth extraction reaching its peak production (i.e. its financial viability threshold), way before oil becomes a product for military use only. Without these rare earths, no more Playstations, Oculous VRs, toy drones, iWatches or gold-plated iPhone Bluetooth, WiFi, energy bank selfie sticks. Without metals available, no more Frankfurt ECB fortresses, malls, Teslas, expanded Google headquarters, Amazon delivery drones or iCars can be in store to buy with more and more credit.
As a result, all this we see is not just a matter of low oil prices. It is a Mega Storm of Super Clusterf*cks that is coming our way. Chaos is already inside the system, eating away everything in its path.
The real endgame-slash-Final Solution regarding Germany’s plans for Greece is simple: Liquidation. Complete and utter liquidation. First, Germany and friends saved their banks and sent the bill to the Greeks to pay. Because of the debt this has created, it will soon be able to snatch all public and private wealth and property and move all the stolen deeds of ownership to Schäuble’s and Gabriel’s very own little private Luxembourg based fund. At the same time it plans to create new Special Economic Zones in the regions of Thrace and Macedonia, to build maquilladores to compete with China and make more diesel cars that cheat tests. It presses hard to abolish the severely underfunded Greek armed forces (via Troika which controls the funding), while it offers large portions of the colony (er the EU partner I mean) like the Aegean and Thrace to Sultan Ertogan to play with and the permit use his own armed forces inside the former country as a part of deal. Finally it will use the rest of the land as a landfill for souls and toxic waste, as a castle moat to block the 6 million people strong immigration/refugee wave from ever reaching the glorious and virtuous Fatherland and the North. Germany is determined to sacrifice Greece as a new Iphigenia, in the hope that things and business will keep going on as usual forever.
It is a win-win-win-win-win situation for Germany, or so it believes. It won’t be for the Greeks though, they have just lost their country, their livelihood, their future and their nation.
The European Union, a loose confederation of peoples, capitals, goods and ideas, created to prevent more bloody wars from happening, has sadly been reduced to the role of a loan shark, right after the Stability and Growth Pact reform of ’05. It has slowly turned to a lackey who facilitates the continent’s banks and elites in the expense of its people. We can all now see that we are quickly approaching the breaking point for this whole faulty endeavor. Recent events, such as ignoring the will of the 62% of the Greek people in the recent Greek No referendum or the 50% + of the Portuguese people in the recent elections, by forbidding the formation of an anti-euro left coalition government, clearly show us how desperate, inept, useless, childish and failing the established plutocratic political system is.
There is big difference between abolishing democracy with a coup to fight communism or God knows who and doing it just to get richer than God, by stealing from the majority of the people living in a society, while attacking the very livelihood. It is evident that this operation is not a mere folly, but a part of a sick plan involving preemtive measures by the elites to amass all wealth in their hands and maintain their power, because they foresee a collapse event in the near future. They act to establish a kind of caste feudal system that places them on the very top, living like Pharaohs, along with a 10% of the population that comprises of assistants, accountants, lawyers, doctors, judges, police, soldiers, warlords, drag dealers, upper and middle managers and politicians, that they believe will serve them and insulate them from the lower 90%, the Invalids, the prols, the poor, the peasant masses.
Just imagine the level of perversion that haunts their minds… They simply believe they can live without the poor. That they can exist without a working society that allows and facilitates them to be on top. They simply believe they don’t need the poor, anymore because they have high tech solutions for their problems, so maybe they can even get rid of them in a grand Final Solution plan. They also believe they alone should consume the products of their own fully automated micro-factories, live for the next thousand years, do anything they want without accountability or remorse and be an entire new species. Their plan involves acting like spoiled children and they expect to keep doing this for the rest of eternity.
Unfortunately, all this has been a terrible misunderstanding. Their core belief that “there is no society”, something their British Idol, Baroness Thatcher planted in their heads sometime ago, is very, very, very flawed notion. Not only human society exists as a living meta-entity, but it is so important to social creatures such as we are, that individuals can hardly survive outside it, no matter how hi-tech they get. So this Church of Selfishness dogma that drives them with their plan has a deadly flaw in its fundamental teachings: It ignores reality. And no matter how hi-tech their power base has become, the system is now so complex that it creates holes and contradictions, which lead it to failure. Reality always wins, no matter what the best laid plans of men and mice say.
Especially now, when Chaos has entered the system and taken over. The madness we’re we’re seeing around us is Chaos taking over economics, finance, politics, society and all other aspects of Reality, leading to endless pain and suffering for everyone, not just the poor.
The European Governments knew all about these upcoming elections many days before the Greek Parliament ever found out about them, via the news! This proves beyond every reasonable doubt that Democracy died in Greece with this Coup d’ Etat that the Troika+Germany orchestrated in Greece. Tsipras decided to keep the title, the power and the money and turned, to become one more collaborating PM in a long list of betrayers. Should he was the leader everybody hoped for, none of this travesty would have happened. But he went the easy way, the way of personal gain and History will judge him for this. He’s one of them now.
After the elections he will form a government with the rest of the pro-austerity parties, in order to move to the next part of the plan: Cataloging and then confiscating all private property and wealth on the behalf of Troika+Germany and the banks they represent. In an unprecedented move, just before Tsipras resigned to go to the elections, Syriza voted for a law which permits taxmen entering homes without a warrant and seizing all items, cash, clothes, food etc as they see fit. They can also confiscate people’s houses and other property with express tribunals and only a phone call to some judge. These taxmen will be most probably foreigners, with “international experience”, as we learn in the news.
It is hard to say that this Syriza collapse wasn’t a planned event. Now there is no real political opposition to Troika’s plans. All established parties, with the exception of Syriza’s rebels, Golden Dawn fascists and some extra-parliamentary parties, are now in full agreement and collaboration to move forward with the plan of stripping down all assets, all wealth, all property from the Greek people. It is a hostile takeover of everything, but the problem still remains: Who will do it and how they will enforce this policy and on who’s behalf…
Democracy isn’t working anymore in Greece, something that is very obvious inside the country. There was no reason for any general elections now. But Tsipras’ handlers wanted to get rid of all protesting voices (protesting for his betrayal of his mandate and the People) and to achieve what he intended to do with the Referendum in the first place: Make everybody an accomplice to the forthcoming Troika+Germany planed calamity. The proof lies in the very fact that he ignored the Referendum in the first place and went on surrendering. He never expected for the No to win, that is why he never really supported it. That is why Varoufakis resigned from his position as a FinMin and that is why he quit Syriza yesterday.
Don’t worry, Tsipras will get elected again as the first choice in the coming elections, for many people didn’t quite understand the magnitude of what he did and his boy charm still works, even though he sounds exactly like Samaras now. He will then collaborate with the rest of the pro-austerity parties to form a pro-austerity mega-coalition, bringing forth the transfer of all private and public property to a few selected foreign organizations and individuals, mainly Schauble’s Luxemburg fund. In one genius stroke, all parties, all choices – apart from Lafazanis & co, Golden Dawn and maybe KKE – became the same: pro-austerity, TINA, everything has to go, liars and collaborators. And yes this includies Syriza now. What was once thought of as a solution, a resistance movement and a different choice, was actually a Trojan Horse used against the Greeks to impose total surrender, total austerity and an unprecedented act of piracy against its People. When there are no real choices, there is no democracy. So the answer is no. Democracy doesn’t work anymore in Greece, nor in all of Europe.
Schäuble, slowly but steadily, paves the way for a Grexit, in order to stick it to the US. He was subdued for a while, but expect moves from him to drive Greece to exiting the EZ.Greece is a crucial hub for US geopolitics in the region and turning it into a failed state is the German Revanchist’s wet dream. After its collapse, the Revanchists believe they can enter with strong euros and start buying anything in sight.
Furthermore, let us not forget that Germany has been trying to exit into the Med for a long time now. Just remember the demolition of Yugoslavia and the emergence of two pro-German states, Croatia and Slovenia. Agreed, the US took over this project by bombing Serbia and stopped Germany from going further by creating two protectorates of their own, Bosnia and Macedonia. Nonetheless, the initial game was Germany’s, who lost round one and seems bitter. Now, with the sold-off or scared Greek politicians and the eurocrats on their side, this German imperial dream of controlling the Balkans, may become true in the south of the peninsula, without shooting a single bullet and expanding the Reich without raising an army! At least, that is what the dream tells them to be true…
Finally, let us not forget that the US last minute intervention didn’t offer anything of essence to the issue. It just demanded Greece’s total surrender and submission to Germany, in order to remain in the EU and NATO and not switching sides. Nothing else, no debt relief, no end to meaningless austerity. Tsipras gave in to that and became a happy collaborator, but things in the country are getting harder by the minute. People start attacking the taxmen who showed up in the islands mid-season to impose fines on the locals. In response, a supervising Syriza clown came out and promised that he will personally see to punishing everyone who resists, by sending them hordes of taxmen after them, day after day. After this kind of stupidity and adding the first attempts to seize all public and private property and giving it as a gift to Schäuble’s Athens-and-not-Luxemburg-based Fund, how many days do you think it will take to have the first reports of angry violent shootings and murders of taxmen and clowns?
The path to hell for Greece starts the moment when the National Statistics Agency was replaced by the private Hellenic Statistics Authority, aka Hell-stat or as it is now known, Elstat (statistics.gr).
I’d like to add two more details regarding the Hellstat scandal, to complete the acurate picture that this article reveals, all of which is common knowledge in Greece since 2011.
Firstly, Dr Georganta has clearly denounced on-air at the time that she has witnessed that Mr Georgiou had been taking orders by the head of Eurostat, none other than Mr. Walter Radermacher, the former head of the German Statistical Office (Destatis), to increase the Greek debt to 15%. She also showed vital documents on-air to prove that claim! Given Mr Radermacher’s nationality and former position, it is self evident that the decision was political and derived from German centers of power. When this was revealled, it was the first time that the Greeks became angry with the German elite and started to understand their ugly role. This was all back in 2011 and it is amazing how the world failed to know this for 4 years. Most likely the proof that there has been a total media blackout on the Greek Issue, all this time. Furthermore, the second detail was that the Board of Directors of Hellstat was illigaly fired by Mr Georgiou, who assumed dictatorial powers in a vital Public Limited Company (SA). This was highly illigal and highly improper, but Mr Georgiou has had the backing of Vangelis Venizelos, the former President of PASOK and then the Vice Prime Minister (a nice title he invented for himself). Moreover, the former FinMin Papakonstantinou (PASOK) gave his blessings for this. No legal action was ever taken against Mr Georgiou and all the claims dissapeared from the public eye after a while, until a year ago, when the case was re-opened. This backing up is another proof that the Hellstat public debt falsification story was a highly political move ordered by Germany, in order to push Greece into austerity, financial experimentation and eventual surrender. It was the starting point of the mounting Greek debt and one of the many financial WMD’s employed against Greece, during this period. It was the very move that facilitated austerity and conquest, along with Papandreou’s invitation to IMF.
Unfortunately, due to the sad development regarding Tsipras dismissing his 61% OXI mandate and openly collaborating with the EU and Germany, there is almost no chance now that Mr Georgiou, or anyone else, would ever be convicted, nor would there be any parliamentary hearing regarding the odious Greek debt, anymore. The only places to find the truth outside of Greece now, before some bureaucrat in the Comission vanishes all the evidence once again, is in the minds and memory of people like the readers of AE and anyone they can influence. At least, you now know what happened: Simply, one of the biggest scams in the planet’s history. I am now waiting for Spain to “discover” billions of hidden debt by another Eurostat lackey, for the farce to continue.July 13, 2015 at 10:28 am in reply to: Tsipras Invites Schäuble To Fall Into His Own Sword #22396
Actually, Tsipras capitulated and slowly reveals his intent in leading a coalition of a pro-European center-left (i.e. neo-lib) parties and possibly leave Syriza or try to transform it. He gave everything to “keep Greece into Europe” and himself into power. Which indicates that the Referendum was a sham; people like me where fooled into voting something he never intended to win or use for Greece, or even supported much. When the Ochi (No) unexpectedly won (with a huge margin) despite the polls and all odds, the first thing he did was to meet with all his political opponents and ask for their forgiveness, in what we all though was an insane political move. But it makes sense now: He wanted to step down all along and make everybody co-conspirators into what is none other than the hostile take-over of Greece. When he failed to make the voters say Yes to that, he fired Varoufakis and met with all the pro-austerity party leaders and allied with them “for the common good” and went on begging for money. He even claims he fought hard against the insane Germans and he reached a “decent” agreement and he should be the hero of the day for that. I beg to differ, he just abolished the Hellenic Republic. There is no decency in this. Maybe treachery? But who notices such trivial things! Move along folks! Nothing to see here! Just the battered body of a country!
Cui bono? Well, bad boy Wolfy just won a big something, also. He tricked everyone, by acting as a much darker, deranged version of Varoufakis, threatening to blow up the negotiations in every step. And do you know why? Here is where the plot thickens! Enter KfW, the German bank who’s CEO is none other than… Wolfgang Schauble (talk about a conflict of interest, folks!). KfW is one of the main contributors to the Institute for Growth, the mysterious Luxemburg based fund that will manage some 50 billion of Greek public assets under the new agreement and will keep them as collateral, in case the villainous Greeks try to rebel. Well, not directly. There will be a new Greek fund, other than the current government-controlled HRADF, which I’ll bet will be controlled by the Institute for Growth and KfW, who will be either the majority holders in the Board of Directors or make some of them see the light. You know, just to mask things a little bit. Not bad, is it? All he has to do now is drive the puny Greeks crazy and rebelling over the most insane austerity ever imposed and the titles for 50 billion are delivered to his second office in Luxemburg by courier. Added bonus, he sticks it to the US and NATO (i.e. “Germany’s occupiers”), if Greeks switch sides out of necessity. What did he say back in the 1990’s, over crocodile tears? “I am sorry! I’m so sorry, I won’t do it again!!!” Well, he just did. <Wink!>
Business as usual in Greece. Democracy was just executed, SS style, in front of the eyes of the scared “poor who shouldn’t be allowed to vote, because they make the wrong choices” (as a rich Potami MP lady said), to show them who’s boss.
Tsipras has capitulated and betrayed his mandate and now the Greek Parliament votes a third austerity package, known as Memorandum 3, which is exactly the text in the ultimatum given by Junker before the referendum, with some extra measures as a bonus. The 61.2% of the Greek people who voted No to these precise austerity measures was sidestepped and the Yes won, even if it lost. The victims of the scam don’t get to vote how much money they should lose, you see. The new 12.5 billion euro austerity package continues the legacy of kicking the can down the road, without giving much in return, except to the banks. More and heavier taxes, managers to oversee the collections for our beloved German overlords, lower pensions, de facto abolishment of the Armed Forces, hospitals and schools due to lack of funds and the return of the Samaras’ era debtor prisons. And of course, no debt relief, just a 53.5 bn euro “loan package” for the banks, via ESM, which restructures their debt and extends the negotiations for the beginning of the debt relief negotiations sometime after 2022. Its a promise. Cross their heart.
Now things continue from where they were left by the previous government, as if nothing happened in between. There are even talks of replacing ANEL with Potami (the neoliberal “euro whatever it takes, heil Merkel, the rich rule” crowd) in the government coalition.
Problem solved, let’s “save” Italy and Spain now.
Results of the Greek Referendum:
61% against the austerity measures.
A very strong message, indeed.
Now will the banks open again, ECB? Your move…