Monday, April 3, 2023

Don't Say That


  Kremlin releases a new foreign policy concept outlining its plans for a “multipolar” world     Thanks Christine.
 The Kremlin has released a new foreign policy document that lays out its plans for its post-war relations. The main points are based on a “multipolar world” and that Russia doesn’t see itself as an enemy of the West but does see itself as one of the centres of this new shared world, President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting with permanent members of the Russian Security Council on March 31.
  "The system of international relations should be multipolar and based on the following principles: … indivisibility of security in global and regional aspects; diversity of cultures, civilizations and models of social organization, non-imposition on other countries by all states of their models of development, ideology and values, and reliance on a spiritual and moral guideline that is common for all world traditional religious and secular ethical systems," the document said.
  Putin pointed out that expanding ties with cooperative partners and creating conditions for unfriendly states to abandon their hostile policy towards Russia require “special attention.”
  Putin called for strengthening Russia's sovereignty and enhancing its role in shaping a more just, multipolar world order...
..Putin and his allies, in particular China, seek to build an alternative non-western alliance in the Global South. Moscow aims to “support its allies and partners in ensuring their security and sustainable development regardless of their international recognition,” the concept says.
  Russia will “give priority attention to suppressing attempts by unfriendly countries to hinder Russia's cooperation with its allies,” the concept stresses.
  The document says that "in order to help adapt the world order to the realities of a multipolar world, the Russian Federation intends to make it a priority to intensify cooperation in all areas with Russia's allies and partners, and suppress the attempts by unfriendly states to obstruct such cooperation." ...
..While the concept doesn’t make specific mention of Ukraine, the attitude of Russia to those countries that the Kremlin deems to lie in its sphere of influence and the so-called Russkiy Mir (Russian World, a concept of social totality associated with Russian culture) was spelled out in the concept, where Russia views itself as a bulwark of these Russian values.
  "More than a thousand years of independent statehood, the cultural heritage of the preceding era, deep historical ties with the traditional European culture and other Eurasian cultures, and the ability to ensure harmonious coexistence of different peoples, ethnic, religious and linguistic groups on one common territory, which has been developed over many centuries, determine Russia's special position as a unique country-civilization and a vast Eurasian and Euro-Pacific power that brings together the Russian people and other peoples belonging to the cultural and civilizational community of the Russian world," the concept reads...
..Russia rejects the Western values as enshrined in the so called Washington consensus and has long ago what has been dubbed the Moscow consensus, that does not have “the pursuit of individual happiness” at its core, but more emphasis on the wellbeing and security of the state where citizens are expected to sacrifice some of their freedoms and prosperity for the sake of the state...
..Moscow sees the risks of conflicts with the participation of large countries escalating and growing into a local or global war, according to the updated concept.
  "The use of military force in violation of international law, the exploration of outer space and information space as new spheres of military action, the blurring of the line between military and non-military means of inter-state confrontation, and the escalation of protracted armed conflicts in a number of regions increase the threat to global security, enhance the risk of collision between major states, including with the participation of nuclear powers, and the probability of such conflicts escalating and growing into a local, regional or global war," the document reads...
..According to the foreign policy concept, ensuring peace and stability in Eurasia also requires a "comprehensive settlement in Afghanistan, assistance in building it as a sovereign, peaceful and neutral state with stable economy and political system, which meets the interests of all the ethnic groups living there and opens up prospects for integrating Afghanistan into the Eurasian space for cooperation", according to the concept.
  "Russia seeks to transform Eurasia into a continental common space of peace, stability, mutual trust, development and prosperity," the document reads...
..Now that Russia has definitively broken with the West following its invasion of Ukraine a year ago its hunt for new markets means uncorking the southern route out of Eurasia and into the massive markets of Pakistan and India has become a top priority. Afghanistan is the key to the region as instability there has blocked the southern exit from the region into Asia...
..Putin highlighted the role Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) will play in this process as well as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) as two of the key organisations in the region. China has also focused on the SCO as playing a leading role in developing Eurasia. Both Moscow and Beijing are keen to build up the international non-Western political and economic cooperation institutions to rival the Western lead organisations such as the World Bank, IMF and EBRD.
  Moscow is calling for the "strengthening of the economic and transport interconnectivity in Eurasia, including through the modernization and increased capacity of the Baikal-Amur Mainline and the Trans-Siberian railway; the rapid launch of the International North - South Transport Corridor; improvement of infrastructure of the Western Europe - Western China International Transit Corridor, the Caspian and the Black Sea regions, and the Northern Sea Route; creation of development zones and economic corridors in Eurasia, including the China-Mongolia-Russia economic corridor, as well as increased regional cooperation in digital development and establishment of an energy partnership."
  Developing relations with China and India is especially important for Russia, the concept says and mirrors Beijing’s desire to develop land-based connectivity between Asia and Europe to both bind Eurasia more closely together but also to get away from maritime trade routes due to the US navy’s dominance of the sea...
..The Chinese leader Xi Jingping was in Moscow for a three-day visit between March 20-22 in an ostentatious display of support for Putin. India has also clearly come out in support of Russia and trade between the two countries has soared in the last year.
  According to its policy, Russia "will continue to build up a particularly privileged strategic partnership with the Republic of India with a view to enhance and expand cooperation in all areas on a mutually beneficial basis and place special emphasis on increasing the volume of bilateral trade, strengthening investment and technological ties, and ensuring their resistance to destructive actions of unfriendly states and their alliances." ...
..Russia has already abandoned the dollar and the yuanization of the economy is proceeding full steam as Russia adopts the Chinese currency as its foreign exchange of choice. During Xi’s visit to Moscow Putin said that half the mutual trade between the two countries was already settled in yuan and called on the other Eurasian countries to make use of the Chinese currency in international trade deals...
..Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov's “new rules of the game” speech in February 2020 said that the Kremlin would no longer tolerate the dual policy towards Russia of doing business with one hand, but applying sanctions with the other...
..In comments following the release of the concept, Lavrov highlighted the new relations that Russia wants to build, emphasising that Russia is willing to cooperate with any country that treats it as an equal – an echo of his new rules of the game speech – but will “oppose” any country that tries to force its will on Russia.
  "In the concept we have explained our vision of the principles of a more balanced and fair world order. They include polycentricity, the sovereign equality of states, their right to choose models of development, and the world’s cultural and civilizational diversity. The promotion of a multipolar world order is defined as a framework task on all foreign policy tacks," Lavrov said...
.."A provision has been introduced that armed forces can be used to repel or prevent an armed attack on Russia or its allies. This is how we unequivocally state that we will defend the right of the Russian people to exist and develop freely," the minister said at the meeting of the permanent members of the Russian Security Council. "Important modifications have been enshrined in terms of the conditions for the use of force for self-defence within the framework of unconditional compliance under Article 51 of the UN Charter."

​  ​Gilbert Doctorow on western response to Russian Foreign Policy  document:
​  ​What I wish to call attention to here is how Russia’s new Foreign Policy Concept was greeted by the European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell and by an unidentified spokesman for the United Kingdom’s Foreign Office.
​  ​The UK spokesperson wrote: “April Fool’s Day tomorrow” with specific mention of the document released by the Russians.  I have in front of me the respective news item in The Eastern Herald (India).
​  ​Borrell, who is not known for originality, picked up this convenient insult and used it to remark on another Russia-related development of the same day. He wrote:  “Russia taking over today @UN Security Council presidency is fitting for April Fool’s day.”
​  ​Both statements were issued on their Twitter accounts.  As they say, the medium (low-brow to be kind about it) is the message.
​  ​When diplomacy degenerates into crude insults as the UK and EU showed yesterday, we are well on our way to total war. 
Our foreign policy is being conducted by intellectually challenged people who have had a bad upbringing, sad to say.

Zelensky’s government a ‘force of evil’ – priest​  ​The “evildoers” who persecute Christians will derive no benefit from such action either on Earth or in the afterlife, Kesis Mezgebu, a prominent Ethiopian Orthodox priest, has told RT. Mezgebu, who serves at the Holy Trinity Theological University in Addis Ababa, was commenting on the attempts by the government of Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky to evict the monks of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) from the country’s Kiev-Pechersk Lavra monastery.
Horrific Slaughter: Russia Finally Admits to Destroying NATO’s Deep Underground Command Bunker in Kiev 
(3/8-9/23)  Thanks Eleni.​ ("Debunked" elsewhere, per Christine. It has been hard to know what those 6 rare and expensive missiles hit.)​
  According to Pronews , “dozens of NATO officers” were killed in a “terrifying strike” by a Mach 12 missile. In all likelihood, we are talking about the defeat of the “shadow General Staff” of NATO in Ukraine. The secret underground bunker, built at a depth of 400 feet (120 meters), housed several NATO officers (retired) and advisers. In total, more than 300 people. To date, according to the portal, 40 people have been pulled out from under the rubble of the underground headquarters, but most of those who died under the rubble have not yet been found.
  It is not known, the portal continues, exactly how many Western citizens and how many Ukrainians were killed as a result of the “Dagger” (Kinzhal) strike. “Most of them, ”  according to Pronews, “are British and Poles, but there were also Americans and representatives of private companies that support communication and data transmission. In the coming days, it will be seen to what extent this will affect the conduct of Ukrainian and Western operations and attempts to stop the final phase of the Russian offensive on Bakhmut...
..According to the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Zaluzhny, on the consequences of the Russian strike on Ukrainian targets on the night of March 8-9, the Russian side fired 81 missiles, including Kh-47 Kinzhal, X-22, Kh-101 / Kh-555, as well as 8 Geranium UAVs. According to Zelensky, “it was a hard night”; as observers noted, while the president of Ukraine looked like a beaten dog.
  The statements of Ukrainian officials say nothing about the defeat of the NATO bunker and the death of Western military personnel. However, information is circulating in Ukrainian publics that on March 9, a delegation of the General Staff of Ukraine visited the American embassy in Kiev, as it is supposed, in order to transfer the lists of the Americans who died during the strike..

  ‘Peacekeepers’ deployed to Ukraine without Russia’s consent must be eliminated – Medvedev
  Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation called "direct enemies" of Moscow the so-called peacekeepers under the auspices of NATO, the dispatch of which is being discussed in Europe
  Medvedev recalled that the potential results of such actions can be seen in the “history of operations conducted by the United States and its allies in various regions of the world, [including] the tragedies of Korea, Vietnam, Yugoslavia, Iraq, Afghanistan and numerous African countries.” “It is clear that the so-called NATO peacekeepers are simply preparing to enter the conflict on the side of our enemies in order to make hay out of this, bringing the situation to the point of no return, and to unleash that World War III they claim to be so afraid of".

​  ​Mexico’s leftist President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) used the US government’s so-called “Summit for Democracy” to indirectly call out Washington’s hypocrisy. (A full transcript of his speech follows below.)
​  ​AMLO strongly implied that the United States is an oligarchy, not a real democracy. He argued that the government needs to challenge the power of the economic elites if it truly wants to be democratic.
​  ​López Obrador opened his speech warning, “Many of the great crimes against humanity have been committed in the name of God or in the name of democracy”.

​  Lula's Grand  Strategy, Andrew Korybko via The Automatic Earth​
  Brazil and Chinese reached an agreement earlier this week to de-dollarize their trade, which will accelerate financial multipolarity processes amidst the global systemic transition. The timing was curious, however, since Brazil’s Agriculture Minister Carlos Favaro told the media last weekend that “All government actions are postponed” due to Lula canceling his planned trip after falling ill. Even though he rescheduled it for 11-14 April, the parties decided to sign it last week instead of waiting till then.
  Furthermore, this took place on the same week that the US hosted its second “Summit for Democracy”, which Lula didn’t attend via video as planned on the pretext of his recent illness...
..Lula is ideologically aligned with those liberal–globalists, which intrepid readers can learn more about by perusing the collection of articles shared at the end of this analysis here. It’s therefore unsurprising that his letter implied that the Brazilian opposition are “extremists”, condemned the “disinformation” that he hints is driving the latter as a pretext for potentially imposing more censorship in the coming future as part of his US-backed power consolidation campaign, and praised “LGBTQIA+” people.  These agendas that he pushed in his statement to the “Summit for Democracy” also align with the causes that are aggressively propagated across the world by Color Revolution financier George Soros, who enthusiastically endorsed Lula in his speech at the Munich Security Conference in mid-February. The last one regarding LGBTQIA+ people in particular directly contradicts Russia’s official support for traditional moral values ...
..The socio-cultural dimension of Lula’s worldview is therefore opposed to Russia’s, which he presumably regards as “bigoted” and “fascist” just like his liberal-leftist supporters generally do. Nevertheless, these two BRICS countries still share the common goal of financial multipolarity, thus explaining his decision to de-dollarize Brazilian-Chinese trade. Returning to that development, its timing suggests that Lula wanted this to happen comparatively more quietly than him announcing it while standing with his counterpart.
  Since it was already agreed upon, his challenge was therefore to manage US perceptions since he didn’t want to risk offending his fellow “social justice warriors” there like AOC and Bernie Sanders, both of whom he met during his trip to DC in February. Lula also wanted to avoid offending his new buddy Biden too after those two agreed to comprehensively strengthen their countries’ strategic partnership in their joint statement, which can be read at the official White House website here and was analyzed here.
  To that end, his latest illness was politically convenient in the sense that it allowed him to postpone his planned trip so that it didn’t coincide with the US’ second “Summit for Democracy” and subsequently authorize the de-dollarization deal’s signing in his absence to comparatively less attention. As was explained above, he wanted to do his best to manage US perceptions about this development that advances Brazil’s goal of financial multipolarity at the dollar’s indisputable expense...
..As regards China, however, Brazil isn’t expected to clash or compete with it in any form since Lula actually envisages his country balancing between it and the US. On the one hand, China is Brazil’s top economic partner and an ally in advancing their shared goal of financial multipolarity. On the other hand, the US is Brazil’s top security partner and is nowadays also a source of inspiration for its liberal-globalists who model themselves off of its ruling Democrat Party, thus explaining his balancing act...
..Lula’s appointment of former President Rousseff to lead BRICS’ New Development Bank (NDB) should therefore be interpreted in the context of advancing Brazil’s financial multipolarity goals instead of having anything to do with Russia like his media allies and social media sycophants are spinning it as. The ”Big Lie” of the Brazilian left and their supporters abroad is that Lula is pro-Russian even though the facts prove that he’s politically aligned with the US against it in that country’s proxy war with NATO...
..In reality, Russia is only considered by Lula to be a commodities partner and a country to cooperate with in pursuit of their shared financial multipolarity goals. He’s fiercely opposed to its official defense of traditional moral values and especially the military moves that it was forced to make in defense of its national security red lines in Ukraine after NATO clandestinely crossed them there.

​  Not mentioned above is that Lula has made a law that withholds all welfare benefits from families that are not "fully vaccinated", including children, Brazil's "Gain" programs. He received his 5th injection in a televised public event in late February, touts these products as "saving lives", which he appears to believe.

  ​Well written and rousing Marxist polemic here. "The 6th Republic is arising", opine some.​ Marx was much inspired by the French. Thanks Christine.
​  ​The French Uprising
​ In France, the legitimacy of the power structure has collapsed; it is now nothing more than a coercive bloc. Having demolished all other mediations, the autocrat is separated from the people only by a police line. Nothing can be ruled out, for reason deserted him long ago.
  Macron has never accepted otherness. He is in conversation only with himself (and maybe his recent employers at Rothschild Bank)​; the outside world does not exist. That is why his speech – if we focus on the real meaning of his words – bears no trace of the collective validation that comes from rational discussion with others. On 3 June 2022, he could affirm, without batting an eyelid, that ‘the French are tired of reforms that come from above’; on 29 September that ‘the citizen is not someone on whom decisions will be imposed’. Isn’t it obvious that, confronted with a leader of this kind, there can be no possibility of dialogue? That nothing he says can ever be taken seriously? ​  ​Such a person is incapable of owning up to any error save factitious ones, since you have to listen to the ‘outside’, to the non-self, to realise that you’ve made a mistake. This is why Macron’s promises of ‘reinvention’ – so enchanting to journalists – can be nothing other than pantomimes, produced in closed circuit.

​  ​French woman faces $13,000 fine for Facebook post calling President Macron “fi​l​th”​    (Saint​ ​Joan of Arc?)
  ​The woman's arrest took place last Friday, following a complaint filed by the local administrative office in response to her Facebook post.
​ ​Saint Omer prosecutor Mehdi Benbouzid confirmed the arrest and provided details to AFP. The Facebook post in question was published on March 21st, a day prior to Macron's televised interview with TF1, where he defended his contentious pension reform plans that have incited protests across the nation.
​  In her Facebook post, the woman had written, “This piece of filth is going to address you at 1:00 pm… it's always on television that we see this filth.” The accused, a woman in her 50s, was an active participant in the “Yellow Vest” demonstrations that challenged Macron during his initial term in office.

​  Thanks Doc Robinson.​
​  ​Nearly half of a government team investigating the potential health effects of a toxic train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, fell ill while conducting their research, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
​  ​In a March 31 statement provided to The Epoch Times, CDC spokesperson Belsie Gonzalez advised that the illnesses occurred on March 6, when seven members of a 15-person team of CDC and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) staff reported symptoms such as sore throat, headache, coughing, and nausea.

​  Sasha Latypova. These two 10 year old boys died within 2-3 days of the shots​. Heart  attack, and anaphylaxis plus heart problems.
​  ​The Ballistics Report Is In: Pfizer Lot# FL8095 Murdered 2 and Injured 1262 Children.

​  UK Consultant Cardiologist and Medical Educator, Angus Dalgleish MD
​  So let’s look at the effectiveness, i.e. the number of vaccines required to prevent hospitalisations and severe disease requiring intensive care (ITU). For those aged 50-59 the figures are 43,600 boosters required to prevent one hospitalisation and 256,000 to prevent one ITU admission. But there are 321 in ITU with vaccine injuries! The figures for 40-49 are a ludicrous 932,000 and 92,600, with 1,175 in ITU with vaccine injuries. Remember this is for a virus which at its worst killed patients of an average age of 82.
  Last weekend cardiologist Aseem Malhotra and I went to talk to a GP forum in Scotland where we had been warned there would be severe objections to these dangerous lunatics from England. The expected challenges never happened as doctor after doctor thanked us for explaining the science of why so many of their patients’ lives have been ruined by the vaccines.

  I bet you recognize the threats of genetic engineering and AI from the past 3years. People with a mind to kill and dominate are funding and shaping all of this. 
​  ​The Unrecognized Threat of Human Augmentation
The authorities are getting to be too comfortable with the idea of reengineering organisms, including humans, and regulatory safeguards are nonexistent

​ ​Mortal Human (pictured with strawberry birthday cake)  


  1. Congrats on completing another revolution around the local star. Happy Birthday, John!

    1. Thanks Bob. T-shirts somewhat depiict local star.

    2. Happy Birthday John. Wishing you many more. Dennis G Boston

    3. Thanks Dennis. I hope you and yours are doing well. I'm on Medicare now.

  2. Happy Birthday! Thought-provoking content with a personal touch. Love it!