Wednesday, August 7, 2019


Free Falling Already,

  Suicidal young men want their lives to have meant something as they sacrifice themselves to a cause. The cause might be anything. 
This is typical human behavior. Look at history. 
For the "right cause", we call them "heroes". 
Young men, profoundly unhappy, and willing to die, are part of human society. They always have been. 
They typically get harnessed into the plans of the powerful. Recruiters seek these guys. Sometimes they detonate on their own. 
They typically have had traumatic childhoods and a failure to fit into society and get their social needs met. 
They are suicidal and marginalized. They act to get revenge, get their pride back, stand for something and end their lives in one decisive act.
Jim Kunstler:
​ ​In a nation afflicted by fads, crazes, manias, and rages, mass murder is the jackpot for nihilists — begging the question: why does this country produce so many of them? Answer: this is exactly what you get in a culture where anything goes and nothing matters. Extract all the meaning and purpose from being here on earth, and erase as many boundaries as you can from custom and behavior, and watch what happens, especially among young men trained on video slaughter games.
​ ​For many, there is no armature left to hang a life on, no communities, no fathers, no mentors, no initiations into personal responsibility, no daily organizing principles, no instruction in useful trades, no productive activities, no opportunities for love and affection, and no way out. This abyss of missing social relations is made worse by the everyday physical settings for everyday lives based on nothing: the wilderness of parking lots that America has turned itself into.

​Mike Kreiger:
​ The consequences of past actions and the imminent failure of a global paradigm that’s dominated human existence for decades can no longer be delayed. They’re coming to the fore as I write this and yet all the media and most people can focus on are the symptoms of failure. Past events lead to future events and there are in fact consequences for irresponsible actions. The various things people panic about on a daily basis are typically symptoms that can be traced back to a macro system failure, but nobody wants to talk about that. It’s too big, too daunting and seemingly impossible to fix absent collapse.
 Yet outrage, anger and a cry to “do something” about symptoms of a much bigger problem will only result in an even more entrenched surveillance state going forward. Focusing on symptoms is not just short-sighted and a waste of energy, but it’s also likely to lead toward more authoritarian solutions and tendencies over time. Misdiagnosing a disease can be as deadly for a civilization as it can be for an individual...
​ ​Which brings me to the main point of this piece. It’s imperative those of us who can see the bigger picture stay as focused and as humane as possible while things fall apart. It’s possible to fight for what’s right without dehumanizing other people. We must resist all efforts by the media, pundits and even those around us to suck us into the collective insanity vortex infecting people across the political spectrum. After all, if we don’t, who will?

Angrier version, Jim Quinn:
 Despite the bullshit propaganda unemployment rate propagated by government apparatchiks and obediently parroted by the corporate media, people in the real world know their wages haven’t kept up with the real inflation rate for the last twenty years. When 40% of the working age population doesn’t work and the propagandists report a 3.7% unemployment rate, it takes a supreme level of willful ignorance to swallow that big lie. The feeling of cognitive dissonance among the populace is creating a nation of angry, disillusioned, frustrated victims.

The Gulag of the Mind, Charles Hugh Smith
In a peculiarly human pathology, we now believe the exact opposite of reality: our abuser is our savior, we're getting wealthier when in fact we're getting poorer, the government will always save us, even though the government is the problem, not the solution, and we're entitled to all sorts of good things even as the entire system clings to a veneer of normalcy that is increasingly difficult to maintain.

"China just went nuclear in trade war, There's no turning back now" (Except China did not go-nuclear. China has a lot to lose and needs to keep dry ammunition in reserve. It is trade-warrior Trump pressing the assault., China only excluded US agricultural commodities, and put a 67% tariff on pork. Importantly, China is paying $US to support the Yuan/Renmenbi at 7/$US, which costs them a lot. China is forced to support their currency internationally, since they want it to be seen as stable, as a viable alternative to the $US. Tremendous costs are being imposed upon the Chinese financial system, which is known to hold vast, cancerous bad debt in every corner. China needs to win-by-not-losing. The Western financial empire would prefer that China fail first, rather than divorcing UK/EU triggering the big crisis.) 

The US exited the INF, Intermediate range Nuclear Force agreement with Russia, because China was not bound by it and has massively expanded intermediate range missile assault capabilities.
 “Our strategic competitors are China and Russia, principally, in that order,” Esper recently said.
​ ​This can be seen in the formal decision by the US to exit the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with Russia. While on the face of it, it looks as if the US is directly taking action against Russia (and don’t get me wrong, it totally is doing that as well), the fact remains that the US wants out of this treaty because it was concerned it was limiting its ability to combat China in the Asia-Pacific theater...
​ ​“I experienced the treaty’s [INF Treaty’s] shortcomings firsthand while serving as a deputy assistant secretary of defense under Secretaries Donald Rumsfeld and Robert Gates. Since China was not party to the agreement, it was not required to follow the treaty’s rules. As a result, it was unconstrained in pursuing not only theater nuclear capabilities but also land-based conventional precision strike systems. Today, China possesses up to 2,650 land-based missiles of types that would be banned if it was party to the INF. These weapons, most of which are non-nuclear, pose a threat to US and allied air bases in the Western Pacific as well as US and allied naval forces, principally US aircraft carriers.”
​ ​This is also the current strategy of the Trump administration according to Esper himself, who openly referred to China’s missile arsenal while stating that “80 percent plus of their inventory is intermediate range systems, so that shouldn’t surprise them that we would want to have a like capability.”  

China masses troops on Hong Kong border, and issues warnings, but does not invade, which would threaten global financial recognition of Hong Kong's "special status" and separate currency. It would be like the UK losing the City of London. Warnings, and gangsters in white shirts, and more tear gas from Hong Kong police are what is being deployed. Chinese people have a long history of massing in the streets and forcing change. The PRC regime needs to appear stable, prudent, wise and needs to prevail for the long term.
 China warned protesters in Hong Kong they would soon be punished for “criminal acts,” refusing to rule out military force to restore order as near-daily demonstrations have plunged the city into chaos.
 Demonstrators are causing “Hong Kong to slide into a dangerous abyss,” said Yang Guang, a spokesperson for the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, which reports directly to China’s cabinet. “As for their punishment, it’s only a matter of time.”
 The Chinese government will never allow any acts that challenge national unity, sovereignty or security, he said, sternly reminding residents that the People’s Liberation Army was a “strong and reliable force that defends every inch of its territory.”

Ilargi at The Automatic Earth points out that China's rapid expansion on all fronts over the past 20 years gives it big vulnerabilities, also.: 
Beijing wants both: central total control AND a prominent place in world trade. And it may take them a long time to figure out that is not going to happen, unless of course they first conquer the entire world militarily. That is not an option, at least not for the foreseeable future. Come see me next century.

Eleni sends this, which information I have seen repeatedly in different formats, over the last 17 years or so. This is a really concise summary of what made the 9/11/01 destruction of buildings, investigators and records critical to the Bush/Cheney Faction of the Deep State.
Why was September 11 chosen as the day of the attacks? Was there something specific about that day?
​ ​240 billion dollars in fraudulent Brady Bonds were issued under a national security directive by Bush in September of 1991. They were 10-year Brady Bonds that came due and payable on September 11th, yet they were fraudulent bonds created for a national security event (see: the Great Ruble Scam).
​ ​The SEC issued an act on 9–12–2001 allowing all financial securities, domestic and foreign, to clear through the securities clearing system anonymously for the first and only time in history and contrary to all national security directives regarding US government securities. On September 16, 2001 the SEC issued a second act making the first act issued on September 12th retroactive to September 11th and effective for 15 days, through September 26.
​ ​This allowed the fraudulent bonds to be cleared anonymously and destroyed without a trail to who owned the bonds and cashed in their securities, so the bonds were cleared, paid out and left untraceable as to where they originated and in regard to who purchased/owned them and cashed them in at their 10-year face value.

​Tulsi Gabbard story from Helen of DesTroy says Tulsi is calling out "Assad Apologist" smear, which people have had a good chance to doubt.
​ Democratic presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard slammed MSNBC – and mainstream media in general – for dredging up her meeting with Syrian President Bashar Assad every time she goes on TV, calling the endless repetition “propaganda.”
 “Every time I come back on MSNBC you guys talk to me about [Assad],” Gabbard said, clearly exasperated but not losing her composure. “It sounds to me like these are talking points that Kamala Harris and her campaign are feeding you, because she’s refusing to address the questions that were posed to her,” she continued as the host stammered and tried to interject.

Department of "duh"...
Health Insurance Companies are Useless (parasites), Get Rid of Them 

The UAE may be about to change sides in the Saudi war on Yemen, or at least quite militarily bolstering the bogged-down attempts of the House of Saud to control the critical coastline for oil transport. Thanks Eleni. UAE has a lot to lose (everything) in a complete regional war. 

Pentagon warns that it will "prevent" Turkish military action in Northeast Syria, which is controlled by US-backed Kurdish separatist militias, and which holds most of Syria's oil. (How does one describe "allies" who are "frenemies"?)

If/when crash-out-Brexit happens, the political order will change. There are fantasies of absolute victory in multiple political camps, which are somewhat different from their daily PR.

Dominic Cummings is the real, acting Prime Minister of the UK, and does not do the PR, just the critical strategy and tactics. BoJo does PR.
This creates tension around Brexit, especially for the EU and remainers, since theyreally can't tell what is going on, or bring pressure to bear.
​ ​According to some papers, and many ministers and civil servants I have spoken to recently, this is the man who is truly running Britain. It's Cummings who oversees the No 10 grid which controls the timing of announcements and public events.
​ ​It's in this capacity that he dispatches the PM up and down Britain, photographed in hospitals, sharing selfies with nurses, and on construction sites wearing a hard hat. It is also Cummings, not Johnson, who determines political strategy — hence the huge public spending announcements on health, extra police and other issues.

Furtive Mover

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