Wednesday, June 22, 2016



On Jean Monnet, the Father-of-the-EU:
How could the various peoples ever be persuaded to hand over their countries from democracy to oligarchy, the government of the elite? Let me quote from what he wrote:
“Europe’s nations should be guided towards the Super-state without their people understanding what is happening. This can be accomplished by successive steps, each disguised as having an economic purpose, but which will eventually and irreversibly lead to federation.”

"This list shows how many deaths are attributable to War and terrorism. These figures are from Wikipedia, and if there was a range, I took the middle of it."
World War II:   75,000,000
Great Leap Forward (China):32,000,000
World War I: 18,000,000
Russian Civil War:   7,000,000
Ukrainian Genocide (Holodomor):5,300,000
Killing Fields (Cambodia): 2,000,000
Korean War:2,500,000
Vietnam War: 1,900,000
Great Purge (USSR):1,000,000
Gulf War II (Iraq):     700,000
Gulf War I:130,000
Mexican Drug War:    107,000
Afghan War:85,000
Now, would you like to know how many people have died at the hands of terrorists? Here are the numbers, over more years and a larger area:
All told, this comes to 19,113 deaths over 116 years. Compared to the almost 146,000,000 deaths listed above, terrorism amounts to one one-hundredth of one percent: 0.013% to be precise.
Compared to Rudolph Rummel’s data showing 262 million “deaths by government” over the 20th century, terrorism stands at a statistically insignificant 0.0073%  At the same time, we must stop living in fear. Fear makes us stupid; it makes us manipulable. Fear enslaves us.     
My point in this article is not that we should ignore the horrors of terrorism. Rather, it’s that we should see the situation as it is. And for those of us in the West, the situation is that terrorism is a political weapon, wielded by politicians in the service of what Dwight Eisenhower termed the “military-industrial complex.”
Counting on Fingers


  1. For comparison's sake, here's a list going back to 1899 on motor vehicle deaths in the U.S. As can be seen, deaths in this category amount to about 30,000 per annum currently.

    The difference between the actual risk posed by terrorist incidents versus the media coverage of the same is pretty amazing.

  2. Pepe Escobar on Brexit:

    Pepe says Cameron placed a really stupid bet, and lost... big time.