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Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping pose during their meeting in Beijing, on February 4, 2022. (Photo: Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images)
Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping pose during their meeting in Beijing, on February 4, 2022. (Photo: Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images)

The world is on the edge of nuclear catastrophe in no small part because of the failure of Western political leaders to be forthright about the causes of the escalating global conflicts. The relentless Western narrative that the West is noble while Russia and China are evil is simple-minded and extraordinarily dangerous. It is an attempt to manipulate public opinion, not to deal with very real and pressing diplomacy.

Europe should reflect on the fact that the non-enlargement of NATO and the implementation of the Minsk II agreements would have averted this awful war in Ukraine.

The essential narrative of the West is built into US national security strategy. The core US idea is that China and Russia are implacable foes that are “attempting to erode American security and prosperity.” These countries are, according to the US, “determined to make economies less free and less fair, to grow their militaries, and to control information and data to repress their societies and expand their influence.”

The irony is that since 1980 the US has been in at least 15 overseas wars of choice (Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Panama, Serbia, Syria, and Yemen just to name a few), while China has been in none, and Russia only in one (Syria) beyond the former Soviet Union. The US has military bases in 85 countries, China in 3, and Russia in 1 (Syria) beyond the former Soviet Union.

President Joe Biden has promoted this narrative, declaring that the greatest challenge of our time is the competition with the autocracies, which “seek to advance their own power, export and expand their influence around the world, and justify their repressive policies and practices as a more efficient way to address today’s challenges.” US security strategy is not the work of any single US president but of the US security establishment, which is largely autonomous, and operates behind a wall of secrecy.

The overwrought fear of China and Russia is sold to a Western public through manipulation of the facts. A generation earlier George W. Bush, Jr. sold the public on the idea that America’s greatest threat was Islamic fundamentalism, without mentioning that it was the CIA, with Saudi Arabia and other countries, that had created, funded, and deployed the jihadists in Afghanistan, Syria, and elsewhere to fight America’s wars.

Or consider the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan in 1980, which was painted in the Western media as an act of unprovoked perfidy. Years later, we learned that the Soviet invasion was actually preceded by a CIA operation designed to provoke the Soviet invasion! The same misinformation occurred vis-à-vis Syria. The Western press is filled with recriminations against Putin’s military assistance to Syria’s Bashar al-Assad beginning in 2015, without mentioning that the US supported the overthrow of al-Assad beginning in 2011, with the CIA funding a major operation (Timber Sycamore) to overthrow Assad years before Russia arrived.

Or more recently, when US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recklessly flew to Taiwan despite China’s warnings, no G7 foreign minister criticized Pelosi’s provocation, yet the G7 ministers together harshly criticized China’s “overreaction” to Pelosi’s trip.

The Western narrative about the Ukraine war is that it is an unprovoked attack by Putin in the quest to recreate the Russian empire. Yet the real history starts with the Western promise to Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev that NATO would not enlarge to the East, followed by four waves of NATO aggrandizement: in 1999, incorporating three Central European countries; in 2004, incorporating 7 more, including in the Black Sea and Baltic States; in 2008, committing to enlarge to Ukraine and Georgia; and in 2022, inviting four Asia-Pacific leaders to NATO to take aim at China.

Nor do the Western media mention the US role in the 2014 overthrow of Ukraine’s pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych; the failure of the Governments of France and Germany, guarantors of the Minsk II agreement, to press Ukraine to carry out its commitments; the vast US armaments sent to Ukraine during the Trump and Biden Administrations in the lead-up to war; nor the refusal of the US to negotiate with Putin over NATO enlargement to Ukraine.

Of course, NATO says that is purely defensive, so that Putin should have nothing to fear. In other words, Putin should take no notice of the CIA operations in Afghanistan and Syria; the NATO bombing of Serbia in 1999; the NATO overthrow of Moammar Qaddafi in 2011; the NATO occupation of Afghanistan for 15 years; nor Biden’s “gaffe” calling for Putin’s ouster (which of course was no gaffe at all); nor US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin stating that the US war aim in Ukraine is the weakening of Russia.

At the core of all of this is the US attempt to remain the world’s hegemonic power, by augmenting military alliances around the world to contain or defeat China and Russia. It’s a dangerous, delusional, and outmoded idea. The US has a mere 4.2% of the world population, and now a mere 16% of world GDP (measured at international prices). In fact, the combined GDP of the G7 is now less than that of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa), while the G7 population is just 6 percent of the world compared with 41 percent in the BRICS.

There is only one country whose self-declared fantasy is to be the world’s dominant power: the US. It’s past time that the US recognized the true sources of security: internal social cohesion and responsible cooperation with the rest of the world, rather than the illusion of hegemony. With such a revised foreign policy, the US and its allies would avoid war with China and Russia, and enable the world to face its myriad environment, energy, food and social crises.

Above all, at this time of extreme danger, European leaders should pursue the true source of European security: not US hegemony, but European security arrangements that respect the legitimate security interests of all European nations, certainly including Ukraine, but also including Russia, which continues to resist NATO enlargements into the Black Sea. Europe should reflect on the fact that the non-enlargement of NATO and the implementation of the Minsk II agreements would have averted this awful war in Ukraine. At this stage, diplomacy, not military escalation, is the true path to European and global security.

 

Jeffrey D. Sachs is a University Professor and Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, where he directed The Earth Institute from 2002 until 2016. He is also President of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network and a commissioner of the UN Broadband Commission for Development. He has been advisor to three United Nations Secretaries-General, and currently serves as an SDG Advocate under Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. Sachs is the author, most recently, of “A New Foreign Policy: Beyond American Exceptionalism” (2020). Other books include: “Building the New American Economy: Smart, Fair, and Sustainable” (2017) and The Age of Sustainable Development,” (2015) with Ban Ki-moon.

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  1. Notsofast says:

    it is interesting that sachs is taking this strong stance now, after having called out the u.s. gain of function creation of the covid bioweapon. add to this fauci suddenly deciding to retire in december. bill and melinda breaking up and bill transferring most of the wealth to his “charitable foundation”, kind of makes me wonder if something isn’t in the wind. one can only hope.

    on an unrelated (?) note the duran guys just interviewed andrei martyanov and larry johnson and andrei was talking about war crimes tribunals. he adroitly pointed out that u.s. had established precedent, by kidnapping foreign nationals and bringing them to trial and how the russians wont hesitate to do the same in bringing war criminals to justice.

  2. Alrenous says: • Website

    Nobody in charge believes the narrative.

    One of the Yay-Women senators suggested that the government would benefit from all the makeup because “women’s styles tend to be more collaborative,” and at the exact same moment she repeated the conventional wisdom’s horrendous banality she simultaneously got married to the head of a lobbying firm. That’s progress, I guess.

    https://thelastpsychiatrist.com/2013/01/no_self-respecting_woman_would.html

    As universal law, the peasants can believe whatever narrative suits their childish fancies. They don’t matter and what they believe doesn’t matter.

    • Agree: Joe Magarac
    • Thanks: Jim Christian
  3. the CIA funding a major operation (Timber Sycamore) to overthrow Assad years before Russia arrived.

    The level of criminal misconduct in this operation led by Hillary’s Clinton is shocking.

    • Agree: Jim Christian
    • Thanks: Maowasayali, Agent76
  4. Iris says:
    @Carlton Meyer

    the CIA funding a major operation (Timber Sycamore) to overthrow Assad years before Russia arrived.

    … And when it appeared around 2014 that Operation Timber Sycamore would not succeed due to Russian involvement, France decided to therefore withdraw its troops from this US-led, Israeli-inspired coalition in Syria. All of a sudden, France got hit by the bloodiest terror attacks of her modern history, seemingly carried out by “dead-men-tell-no-tale” Islamic fanatics conveniently executed on the spot, whose accomplices and handlers were never identified nor even researched.

  5. Dear Mr. Sachs,

    When you say the ‘West’…

    Sincerely,

    CTM

  6. @Notsofast

    Important artifacts! Thanks.

  7. No article says so many fundamental things in such a short space. It has appeared in a few different places because it’s an important article. People should make a copy of it and spread it per email.

    More and more people want an end of this war and an end isn’t possible without negotiations. Yesterday Michael Kretschmer, a gouvernor of a German state made, a strong case for negotiations in a talk show (Lanz).

  8. All this has happened before, specifically with the so-called “good war” being the model for today’s rigidly controlled and utterly fact-free narrative. Just as the Trump phenomenon has shown us so vividly, our ruling class is not monolithic. There are factions which occasionally clash with one another on matters of tactics, but the aim of these policies remain identical. In the case of the United States in the 1930s two divergent trends evolved: one faction thought the best path to global domination lay with alliance with the new nationalist states, while the other thought that waging war against them would be the way for the US to come out in top. In neither calculation was there any greater consideration than the goal of total control of the world. In time, the war faction, led by FDR, emerged triumphant. The American people however were entirely disgusted by postwar revelations of the deliberate deceit that killed or traumatized so many of their sons in World War I. They made it clear they wanted no part of another bloody horror show. To manufacture their consent to another balance of power war, the targeted nations had to be utterly demonized in the controlled press, and this was accomplished with such thoroughness that these falsehoods remain generally unquestioned (and unquestionable) to this day.

    The extravagant lie that the most destructive and needless conflict in human history was a noble crusade selflessly waged in defense of freedom against fiendish enemies of humanity remains taboo to challenge. It informs all the acts of global aggression committed by the US government after 1945. But in reality, it was no more than a cynical manipulation of the tiresome old Judeo-Christian belief that our world is a battleground between metaphysical forces of good and evil. Given the demonization of modern Iran it is quite ironic that this imaginary conflict is a central tenet of the ancient Persian religion of Zoroastrianism. Jews were exposed to the doctrine during the fabled “Persian Captivity” era. Their religious leaders incorporated the appealing archetype into their own mythology and it continued from there into Judaism’s wayward offspring, Christianity, where it remains a most useful tool of tyranny.

    • Agree: AlexanderEngUK
    • Disagree: Zumbuddi
    • Replies: @Zumbuddi
    , @Rich
  9. anonymous[139] • Disclaimer says:

    relentless Western narrative that the West is noble while Russia and China are evil is simple-minded

    It has to be kept simple and repetitive for the US public who don’t know much or care much anyway so they’ll go along with anything their rulers decree. US economic system has been based on constant expansion, overpowering weaker countries around the world and making them serve the US. Although continents away the US is a power in Asia in conflict with actual Asian nations, engaging in wars in the Philippines, with Japan, Korea, Vietnam and now facing off with China. There’s a limit to all this and the point of overreach has come. Hopefully this doesn’t culminate in a major disaster but who knows what US planners have up their sleeve.

  10. Anonymous[107] • Disclaimer says:

    Say what you will but I for one am very happy that we are hearing such sanity from a smart and influential guy like Sachs.

    It gives me hope that it might filter down to the foaming-at-the-mouth ignoramuses who are so confident and emotionally invested in a geopolitical situation they don’t really understand. I.e., 99.9% of what is posted by the useless idiots on Twitter* who fancy themselves being among the elite and will end tweets with “let that sink in”.

    *I’m no longer on Twitter but will sometimes click on a link posted. Fortunately Twitter is making it more difficult to read if not signed in so it eliminates wasting too much time reading comments. Reading books is good, reading Twitter is poison to the mind and soul.

    • Agree: Bro43rd, AlexanderEngUK
    • Replies: @Astuteobservor II
  11. A good summary, but a few tweaks, if I may.
    – “The West” = Zionist Occupied Governments.

    Ukraine’s pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych;

    Viktor Yanukovych was/is only pro-Viktor Yanukovych. It is more accurate to say that he wasn’t anti-Russian. It was Yanukovych who sought the EU/IMF deal. He only rejected it because it would have (and did) destroy was left of Ukraine’s faltering economy. The loan from Russia wasn’t great deal, only much less shitty than the EU/IMF one.

    • Agree: AlexanderEngUK
    • Thanks: Ann Nonny Mouse
    • Replies: @WHAT
  12. unwoke says:

    “US security strategy is not the work of any single US president but of the US security establishment, which is largely autonomous, and operates behind a wall of secrecy.”

    i.e. The Lobby. Nice compact primer on the Ukraine stew by someone in the know & who is closely connected to power. Funny though that not once does the I word come up. Like US security “strategy” is not much affected by a certain non-Muslim country in the Middle East. Sachs like many liberal Dem’s gets around the problem by blaming evangelical Christians & of course, the Donald.

    (https://www.jeffsachs.org/newspaper-articles/kh27hl8ry8dymp7zcc24cnn8sgjz9k)

    • Agree: WHAT
    • Replies: @chris
    , @Chris Moore
  13. Yee says:

    European leaders should pursue the true source of European security: not US hegemony, but European security arrangements

    Not a chance… You only need to take a look at the European leaders. Have you wondered why Europe has so many female leaders and secretary of defence, all of a sudden?

    Female secretary of denfence – Britain, France, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands, Macedonia.

    Female head of government – Finland, Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Belgium, Georgia, Slovakia, Estonia, Moldova.

    You expect these people to be capable of making geopolitical and military decisions? Whoever believe European leaders can think for themselves is delusional. The best they can do is follow the media narratives (aka the US) like everyone else.

  14. The fourth paragraph states, “The irony is that since 1980 the US has been in at least 15 overseas wars of choice (Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Panama, Serbia, Syria, and Yemen just to name a few)…”

    Include the war by and with Israel, beginning in 1948 or so. A proxy war, perhaps. A partnership war, perhaps. A war, none the less, financed, supplied and participated in by the United States, either by the Zionist partisans and/or the American government.

    A brutal, ethnic cleansing, war-crimes, thieving, war on a people to satisfy ‘the tribe’, a falsehood narrative using such catchy slogans as “A land for a people without a land, for a people without a land.” To the international invitation for non-jews to join kibbutz and “Make the desert bloom.”

    A co-ordinated, contrived campaign to discredit what existed, to gloss over the barbarity and racism of Zionism, ignoring the promises made by Churchill and others to guarantee the existing populace and neighbors peace and peaceful co-existence.

    And what now, but war and displacement and misery, largely ignored, purposefully by the Zionist toady press, to appease the tribe and make any criticism be “the new anti-semitism.”

    A whirlwind may be coming…

  15. @Anonymous

    everything prof sachs talks about are being buried in the west. he got the same treatment as the unz review.

  16. nsa says:

    The Russian Federation spans 11 time zones and sits atop between 1/4 and 1/3 of the worlds resources…….real stuff like oil, nat gas, trees, gold, bauxite, uranium, lithium, nickel, coal, grain, phosphates, platinum, 11/24 of the arctic, etc etc…..not fake globohomoschlomo assets like reverse mortgages, insurance, payday loans, 401k swindles, stock market scams, etc etc. The Russians have it. The globohomoschlomos want it. It’s that simple. The globohomos had the vast resources of Russia within their grasp when in the early 1990s they parachuted in JD Sachs (name familiar?) and his IMF jewboys to install a chit system to divvy up the vast natural resources of the former USSR…..only to have the goodies snatched away at the last minute by the local elites. This latest attempt using the UkieNazi morons with yid guidance to bust up Russia is worse than insane….it’s just downright stupid as it has no chance of success and guaranteed to backfire.

  17. Zumbuddi says:
    @Observator

    The simplistic characterization of Zoroastrianism does it a grave disservice.

    The most compelling difference between between Zoroastrianism and Judaism is that those who follow the creed of Zoroaster focus on their own behavior, in “thought, word and deed,” aware that all are tempted to offend but have the duty to pursue the better path.

    Judaism is far more cultish in its appeal to propitiate a demanding god in order to ensure that that god continues to “bless” the group with “fields it did not plant, homes it did not build,” etc.

    Zoroastrianism is not linked to Abraham — according to scholar Karen Armstrong, Zoroaster was a “precursor” of the “Axial Age” belief systems– Buddhism, Daoism, Hinduism, the Greek philosophers as well as the three that stem from Abraham.

    In my view, Abraham is the embodiment of intolerance and arrogance —tyranny: Abraham insisted that the idea that occurred to him that there is only One god (a concept earlier developed by Egyptians), and that Abraham had the right to destroy the “idols” of all other ‘gods” and to insist that all follow HIS god, a concept totally lacking in the Zoroastrian belief system.

    • Agree: Shafar Nullifidian
    • Replies: @c matt
    , @Ann Nonny Mouse
  18. WHAT says:
    @Curmudgeon

    Bullshit. Russian loan was bigger and on a far better terms, not to mention the seldom mentioned fact that it wouldn’t be conditioned on the destruction of Ukraine’s industrial capacities, or stripmining her for economically desirable population, but instead would be aimed at building them up because Russia needed those production chains intact for her own development.

    Khokhol chose jewropean slavery instead and is being consequentially removed from existence.

    • Replies: @Curmudgeon
  19. Anon[862] • Disclaimer says:

    Note – Sachs was one of the masterminds behind the looting of Russia in the 1990s. Millions died because of Sachs.

    https://davidduke.com/jeffery-sachs-policies-russia-killed-millions-lancet-study/

    • Agree: Kolya Krassotkin
    • Thanks: chris
    • Replies: @MGB
  20. By the looks of it Russia’s army of impotent retards is barely able to conquer Ukraine, let alone pose a threat to Europe so this is nothing but an ad to buy more guns although it’s right that Europe should play all sides for our own interest. We’d have pipelines to Iran and the other gulf states if that was the case and nobody would care about Russia. The EU should also ban weapon imports for national security reasons and force suppliers to build things here if they want sales. No reason to make Lockheed and Raytheon rich if they hire Americans instead of Europeans.

    • Replies: @JR Foley
  21. @Yee

    You do realize your president is a senile old man who’d get lost in the first five minutes the secret service didn’t pay attention and his vice president is a woman, right? Rofl

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  22. ld says:

    there is only one evil
    god of mammon and its disciples

  23. chris says:
    @unwoke

    Yeah, great point, unwoke. From the article you linked to:

    A growing number of Democratic Congressmen, Jews and non-Jews alike, have called on the United States to stop supporting Israel’s lawlessness. The truth is that the US government’s uncritical support for Israel has come to depend more on evangelical Christians, such as former US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, than on American Jews, who are deeply divided by Netanyahu’s actions.

    Also, in reference to: „a growing number of Congressmen, …“ – name one!

    • Replies: @c matt
  24. Chris Moore says: • Website
    @unwoke

    i.e. The Lobby. Nice compact primer on the Ukraine stew by someone in the know & who is closely connected to power. Funny though that not once does the I word come up. Like US security “strategy” is not much affected by a certain non-Muslim country in the Middle East. Sachs like many liberal Dem’s gets around the problem by blaming evangelical Christians & of course, the Donald.

    ((Sachs)) can’t bring himself to admit he and the neolib “Harvard Boys” who raped Russia in the 90’s set the stage for the brewing nuclear standoff that he decries today, nor that his ((Jew)) cousins are at the root of the messianic Zionism that eternally fuels ever growing conflict. He’s a typical ((Jew)) egoist: scapegoat everyone else, including the goy partners in crime, but keep the fam pure, chosen and intact, and shill, shill, shill to do it. Because deep down, he’s a believer in the primacy of the ((Jews)), and wants to make sure they’re never held accountable for their crimes.

    He’s willing to be frank, but never at the expense of the party that’s truly guilty. That might effect the wealth prospects of the next generation of “our crowd”… even though there may be no next generation because the preceding generations are, well, fanatical, delusional, racketeering, mentally ill ((Jews)).

    It’s as if he wants to solve the immediate problem not for the sake of the world, but to keep alive the future prospects for the ((Jew)) totalitarian agenda he drank in with his mother’s milk (or was it his rabbi’s seed?)

    If he really wanted to come clean, he would look in the mirror and describe the monster he sees and the crimes it and its gang committed, and the psychosis and pathologies afflicting them that are driving the world to ruin.

    • Agree: frankie p, Megoy
    • Replies: @Kolya Krassotkin
  25. Alfred says:
    @Alrenous

    A long while back. Long before 9/11. I was walking around Manhattan with a pretty Norwegian girl. A Gretchen type of girl. It was summer. She was wearing white hot-pants. She did not shave her legs. She had tiny blonde hairs on her legs. Invisible hairs had her legs not been sunburned.

    Wherever we went, she got nasty looks from American girls who were not so pretty. Well, I guess it is the same with makeup. Pretty girls with no blemishes on their skin don’t need it.

    • LOL: Sam Smith, chris
    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  26. @Alrenous

    Alrenous wrote: “As universal law, the peasants can believe whatever narrative suits their childish fancies. They don’t matter and what they believe doesn’t matter.”

    What really matters can be found in Dr. Philip Giraldi’s latest and profound article, “Israel conquers the world.”

    Regrettably, Professor Sachs’s articulate narrative is dangerously simple minded.

  27. Dumbo says:
    @Yee

    It’s odd how all of a sudden a lot of European countries have women as leaders, in particular in Northern countries — the WEF young leader and huge slut Sanna Marin in Finland, but also in Sweden, Estonia, etc. Just as a war starts, they all decide to join NATO.

    Now maybe Italy will join the club of women leaders too (even though Meloni is right-wing and supposedly not so pro-Ukraine and pro-NATO)

    Since I don’t think that people want women to lead as a general rule, and they don’t usually make strong rulers (save a few exceptions, and mostly in hereditary monarchy) — Who put them there, and why?

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
    , @Alden
  28. Levtraro says:
    @UncommonGround

    Yes, it is a very good article, dense in information, clear and concise.

    More and more people want an end of this war and an end isn’t possible without negotiations. Yesterday Michael Kretschmer, a gouvernor of a German state made, a strong case for negotiations in a talk show (Lanz).

    Mmmh I’m not sure it’s good for us Westerners in general that they start negotiations now. It’s good for the Ukrainians of course, since they are doing most of the dying and mutilation and nearly all of the destruction of property, but for us it might be better that Russia has a complete victory over the coming autumn and winter because that sort of outcome may lead to a more peaceful long-term resolution, I reckon.

    Winter is coming …

    • Agree: Kolya Krassotkin, chris
  29. Hitch says:
    @Yee

    European “Leaders” takes orders from the same ZOG cabal that the media does. The media are merely mouthpieces, they are just narrative echo chambers.

    ZOG needs “leaders” that follow orders reliably and to the letter. Women under mind control, especially those under trauma based mind control, or also satanic ritual based mind control, are reliably controllable. All one needs to know is their trigger word.

    Just look at Sanna Marin’s latest escapades as a perfect example.

  30. Tom Welsh says:

    ‘The core US idea is that China and Russia are implacable foes that are “attempting to erode American security and prosperity.”’

    Andy Singer brilliantly illustrated this viciously cynical attitude:

    • Replies: @Tom Welsh
    , @Levtraro
  31. Pretty good essay by Sachs. But hardly groundbreaking. Certainly not brilliant and certainly not even a comprehensive snapshot of what’s fundamentally wrong with our collapsing empire. His short article gets a C+ in my book.

    Indeed, I routinely see commentary on TUR which is far more interesting, incisive and original.

    It’s perplexing that Sachs would reference the core problems now facing Americans by republishing one short and stale statement by one recent US President (Trump).

    Says Sachs: “The essential narrative of the West is built into US National Security Strategy.” (He provides a link above.) But the short statement by Trump about ‘National Security’ doesn’t say even one word about either Russia or China. What’s Sachs smoking?

    OK, it is nice to have an establishment figure finally joining the chorus of marginalized Americans who feel/sense/understand that something–many things in fact–are profoundly wrong with the direction of our disintegrating country–not to mention our nation’s lethal, aggressive, and unprincipled foreign policies. But what’s taken him so long to figure this out?

    After all, Sachs has been an establishment figure for decades. Basically, he’s pretty much a mainstream, (celebrated!), pro-Zionist, Jewish, Democrat, with a new take on things. Gee wiz! But Washington is chock full of these ‘geniuses’. Ditto for Wall St., Harvard, and Hollywood. They’re actually part of the problem.

    Fortunately, Trump does mention the importance of ‘protecting US borders’ in his otherwise routine and short statement. So Sachs should give him credit for that. But don’t hold your breath. Jews like Sachs disdain border protection except when it involves Israel.

    Significantly, Sachs has nothing to say about Israel, Palestine, or America’s unconditional commitment to Zionist, Supremacist State. That predictable omission speaks volumes.

    • Thanks: Wizard of Oz
  32. Tom Welsh says:
    @Tom Welsh

    The underlying assumption is that “American security and prosperity” depend on American ability to roam the world, steal whatever seems worth taking, and kill anyone who objects. Much as was done to the Native Americans and the Palestinians.

    It’s important to ask critical questions, such as “what level of prosperity are Americans entitled to?” and “to what extent are Americans entitled to increase their own prosperity by robbing foreigners?”

    “American security” is an interesting phrase that deserves close analysis. At first glance, it should mean the security of the USA and its citizens. But then US citizens are to be found everywhere in the world – with their corporations – energetically robbing the locals and pumping out their wealth. (Literally, in places like Iraq and Syria).

    Thus “American security and prosperity” has come to mean the entitlement of rich Americans and their corporations to take whatever they want, without any concern for the other 96% of the human species.

    • Agree: chris
  33. Sam Smith says:
    @Yee

    Female secretary of denfence – Britain, France, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands, Macedonia.

    Female head of government – Finland, Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Belgium, Georgia, Slovakia, Estonia, Moldova.

    They do seem to party a lot like Fin-land’s pm. Probably engaging in orgies that are then used by the Americans to blackmail their asses!

    Can you visualize Putin or Xi doing this shit?

    https://mobile.twitter.com/VFinnishProbs/status/1559993590725705729

    I can definitely imagine the Orange Clown and the Teleprompter…

  34. Tom Welsh says:

    ‘These countries are, according to the US, “determined to make economies less free and less fair, to grow their militaries, and to control information and data to repress their societies and expand their influence.”’

    Yet the incidence of severe poverty is far higher in the USA than in China. The US economy is built on a sharply sloped playing field, to the vast and decisive advantage of the big corporations that are hand in glove with government (one of the definitions of fascism) – an advantage that has grown rapidly during the “Covid19” performance. Since 2019, by one informed estimate, the USA’s super-rich have profited to the extent of several trillion dollars, taken from the poor.

    If some of the countries referred to were to “grow their militaries” very rapidly, one day they might between them add up to a fraction of the size of the US armed forces. (In financial terms, anyway – in spite of their roughly $1 trillion/year budget, the US armed forces do not seem very capable). The Russian armed forces budget, for example, is less than 10% of the US one.

    As for “controlling information and data”, isn’t it the USA in which citizens are forbidden to ask about the origins and nature of Covid, the “safety and effectiveness” of the “vaccines”, the intrinsic wickedness of Russia, China, Iran, Syria, Venezuela, and all socialist governments everywhere, the reality of anthropogenic global warming, the fairness of the last US presidential election, whether a man can bear children… and on and on and on?

    And when it comes to “expanding influence”, of course Americans do not want other countries to gain any influence that would allow them to challenge the overwhelming military, political, economic, financial, and cultural (if that is the right word) influence that the USA exerts everywhere today.

  35. Smith says:

    It’s simple minded because most whitey underclasses think like children.

    THEY SAY BAD THINGS THEY BAD
    Is 90% of what whiteys think.

  36. The scary thing is, the US seems to cherry info from the 70s, 80s and the 90s to create a narrative of repressive China and Russia. Then you got geopolitic hacks regurgitating the same info which are fed into the echo chamber.

  37. Sachs’ piece should have focused instead on analyzing how America became a nation of ignorant, malleable, obtuse, passive, submissive, compliant, lamblike patsies and sheeple.

  38. @Iris

    And the French public swallowed it hook, line and sinker.

  39. Wokechoke says:
    @Yee

    What a depressing list. A coven of witches worshipping a Jewish Demon in Kiev.

  40. There’s one little problem: too late. The Russians would be fools to negotiate at this point. They have said it themselves and I hope they truly realised it, the West never negotiates in good faith. If the West seeks to negotiate at this point, it will only be to avert defeat and buy time to regroup and rearm. The system always keeps people in reserve, to avoid having all its actors discredited if things go wrong. Sachs is part of the system and the purpose of attributing the task to a “voice of reason” like him – which is an odd (or desperate) move given his role in the looting of Russia in the 1990s – is to try to fool the Russians into believing that it’s a genuine initiative.

    • Agree: Kolya Krassotkin, fran
    • Troll: Wizard of Oz
  41. geokat62 says:

    The West’s Dangerously Simple-Minded Narrative About Russia…

    Kind of ironic the author would choose a title like “dangerously simple-minded narratives for Russia…” given it was the same author who prescribed a “shock and awe” recipe to Russian president Boris Yeltsin back in the early 90s that transformed virtually overnight the communist Soviet Union into the capitalist Russian Federation.

    As anticipated, good ‘ol Geoffrey’s “Washington Consensus” promptly cut Russia’s GDP in half which prompted Russian grandmothers to go begging on the streets of Moscow so that his co-religionists, the (((Russian))) Oligarchs, could loot the SU’s most sought after Crown Jewels by purchasing worthless vouchers from those same Russian grandmothers seen begging on the streets of Moscow.

    I’m sure if Geoffrey were to walk the streets of Moscow, he’d be greeted as a hero.

    Good to see Geoffrey is back in the good graces of (((the establishment))) so he can dispense, once again, his sound advice.

    • Agree: Alden
    • Thanks: Chuck Orloski, Sam Smith
    • Replies: @geokat62
  42. geokat62 says:
    @geokat62

    Apologies, Geoffrey s/b Jeffrey.

  43. “The world is on the edge of nuclear catastrophe…”
    That is the simple truth. All wars, and most relevant now world wars, are about interests not principles. When those interests clash the result is conflict. Preventing them collide is the challenge, because the alternative serves nobody’s interests. The warnings from history are there, but not being heeded.
    https://patternofhistory.wordpress.com/

  44. Richard B says:
    @Notsofast

    kind of makes me wonder if something isn’t in the wind. one can only hope.

    You’re probably right. I certainly hope so.
    Of course, an interesting question we could ask ourselves is exactly what is it that we’re hoping for?

    One reasonable thing to hope for, and not just hope for but actually work toward, is a bit more clarity. Anything but the current confusion. Certainly one explanation for the confusion can be found in both the title and first paragraph of Mr. Sachs’s article.

    The world is on the edge of nuclear catastrophe in no small part because of the failure of Western political leaders to be forthright about the causes of the escalating global conflicts. The relentless Western narrative that the West is noble while Russia and China are evil is simple-minded and extraordinarily dangerous. It is an attempt to manipulate public opinion, not to deal with very real and pressing diplomacy.

    Great opening paragraph. I like it because it directs attention to a problem of great moment. Not just the elite’s simple-mindedness, but to oversimplification more generally. Oversimplified respones to complex problems has been going on for so long that we rarely notice it or the cultural impoverishment that it has produced.

    To show how widespread this problem is we could rewrite the above to read:

    The world is on the edge of social catastrophe in no small part because of the failure of the hostile elite to be forthright about the causes of the escalating social conflicts. The relentless narrative of the hostile elite that Identity Politics is noble while the West in general and whites in particular are evil is simple-minded and extraordinarily dangerous. It is an attempt to manipulate public opinion, not to deal with very real and pressing problems that are the consequences of those escalating social conflicts.

    When things get so out of hand as they are now, it’s best to go to something none of us can avoid – human behavior. Human behavior can be seen as having two related aspects, Culture and Social Institutions, or to use an analogy from the theater, Directions and Performance.

    The Directions-Performance Complex of any culture or civilization has to be at least reasonably clear, straightforward and funtional if that culture is to survive. What obtains in the West today is a drastically, even shamelessly oversimplified, single-minded and simple-minded Directions-Performance Complex in response to a civilization more complicated and unpredictable than ever before in human history. The result is a devastating incoherence.

    Narcissistic to the core, the hosilte elite’s response has been to indulge in yet more blame-shifting, which of course only makes things worse, much worse.

    And now we’re back to why one reasonable thing to hope for and work toward is some clarity of thought so as to improve the adequacy of our responses to the many problems we all face.

    In the meantime the current situation, which we have been moving toward for generations, has left a gaping hole open long enough for a gangster elite to form and take control of the social institutions of the West. But, as with all gangsters, their desire for plunder and domination and blame-shifting, as well as their insane demands to be placed above criticism, loved unconditionally and blindly obeyed (or else), has led to a single-mindedness and simple-mindedness that is positively psychotic.

    This is the explanation for why they’re no good at the exhausting task and often unrewarding responsibility of social management. Which in turn explains why their response to the extraordinary complexity of the situation we all find ourselves in is to reduce the population and drug and brainwash those they let live (not that there’s much difference).

    In that case the only other thing that one could hope aside from a much needed clarity is the complete collapse of everything the hostile elite now controls. But perhaps we don’t need to hope for that. Perhaps that collapse is inevitable. It very well may be.

    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
  45. Well it was Jeffrey Sachs who was responsible for the post-Soviet Union “Rape Russia” plan of IMF loans that came with conditionality’s that lead to the rise of the Jewish Kleptocracy stealing former state assets such that Russia could not help the general welfare of it people until Vladimir Putin came along and changed the march to the end of history.

    The Sach’s schemes turned USSR/ Russia from advanced industrial capable nation into basically a third world raw materials depot.

    Of course it was Lyndon LaRouche who was key in attacking Sachs sacking plans…with the proposals for the “survivors club” now known as the BRICS and the One Belt/One Road and New Silk Road projects.

    But, now that Mr. Sachs is on the same Ukraine/NATO “Black list/Hit list” that features many “LaRouchies” perhaps he has seen the light indeed….Rape is not sustainable!

    https://larouchepub.com/pr/2022/20220726_blacklist.html

    • Agree: Alden
  46. All the problems and misery can be laid at the feet of the Zionists

  47. Levtraro says:
    @Tom Welsh

    I’d change the cartoon by making Uncle Sam bite and scratch and pull the hair of his potential threat and ultimately turn his back on him in girlish fashion.

    • Replies: @Kolya Krassotkin
  48. @UncommonGround

    Well, negotiations are not possible as long as the Biden regime and the neocons in the State Dept. who control him remain in power. And too-big-for-his-britches cokehead Zelensky must be removed by any means necessary. The only solution is for Russia to win the war as soon as possible. The USG has shown for many years that it can never be trusted at the negotiating table. Mr. Sachs call for diplomacy is a nice sentiment but is a pipe dream as long as imperial Washington insists on maintaining hegemony, which it is losing day by day. The braindead Biden regime has fallen into Thucydides Trap, from which there is no escape.

    • Replies: @Pierre de Craon
  49. MLK says:

    Congruent with my previous comments going back many years, Sachs deserves two cheers for this analysis. Suffice it to say, the last three “unipolar moment” decades have been a world-historical Sad Story for the US.

    But understanding the nature of it isn’t at all aided by conflating China and Russia, the way the author does here:

    . . . relentless Western narrative that the West is noble while Russia and China are evil is simple-minded

    The reality is that US ruling and governing classes have treated the two as divergently as manifested by the two powers since 1989 in nearly every respect. Surely this author and many readers here are sharp enough to notice that while Russia has been subject to unrelenting hostility and existential threats, American elites increasingly committed to China’s rise with political leadership (excepting Trump) engaged in pro forma foot-stomping over ancillary issues for public consumption and electioneering. Thus Hillary talked tough to CCP China about ladies issues because we all know everything else in the bilateral relationship was and is fine and dandy.

    Look, what’s needed to fix US-Russia is, embarrassingly, a no-brainer. Some of us knew that we (the US) were doing most everything wrong vis-à-vis Russia post 89-91. Heck, you only had to be sharp enough to listen to George Kennan. But, shit happens, and it’s well past the time to send the neocon Trotskyist cult out to pasture, and for us to forgive Russia for exposing our pathetic performance.

    After all, can we really blame Russia or anyone else for us allowing the foreign policy establishment to drive Russia into a strategic alliance with China, something a middle schooler of merely moderate intelligence knows is a no-no?

    Russia spent 20 years preparing for what is now unfolding. You really can’t make it up — they surely didn’t expect the jackpot that is the current “Yeltsin” in the White House, cognitively gone and utterly in thrall to China. For all the histrionics, Russia is going to get a do-over of the post-Cold War security architecture in Europe. What bad form it is for those who serially changed it — like your credit card company making unilateral changes to your agreement, to bellyache about it.

    • Replies: @antibeast
  50. @Carlton Meyer

    What a peter puffer face that guy has.

  51. Rich says:
    @Observator

    That’s a stretch, that US “aggressions” are due to the “belief that our world is a battleground between…”. You mean no wars were fought before 1945 where one side claimed to be the force of “good”? You mean the Greeks weren’t saying the Persians were evil and they were good? The Romans weren’t saying they were the force of good versus the evil Egyptians? The Germans weren’t saying they were good versus the evil Huns? The Chinese didn’t think they were the good guys versus the evil Mongols? I’d guess that every nation everywhere has always tried to portray itself as the good guy in every conflict between nations in human history. You’ve got an anti-Christian brain problem that probably originated from the teachings of an angry rabbi in Hebrew school. Christians are generally pretty decent folks. Go to a Church and meet some instead of badmouthing a group of people you obviously have little experience with.

    • Agree: Dnought, Dystopian
    • Thanks: Swaytonious
  52. geokat62 says:

    It’s past time that the US recognized the true sources of security: internal social cohesion…

    … and Jewish Supremacist Organizations have been working overtime enhancing America’s internal social cohesion, right Jeffrey?

    • Thanks: Chuck Orloski
  53. IronForge says:

    Simply put,

    The “Plunderer-Parasite-Predator” Masonic-Zionist Plutarchy and Vassal Corporate/Military/Govt/SocioPolitical Oligarchies have inherent existential problems:

    They’re Limbic/Reptile-Driven Profiteering “Plunderer-Parasite-Predators”. All Vassals and Others “Outside the Inner Circles of their Club-Lodges and Churches” are Expendables to be Subjugated, Exploited, Ruined, Slain, and/or Destroyed.

    They attract the “Like-Limbic” Bad Actors; and eventually drive out-and-away the Rational/Ethical/Intelligent/Moral/Wise/Industrious/Productive.

    As the H8_Hegemomy extended their reach though Nation-States, the Nation-States themselves are Subjugated – Economically and SocioPolitically dismantled and disabled for Exploitation.

    The H8 desired to carry this on to dominate the Entire World Unilaterally; but Failed to reach this Goal as the World now Permanently trend to establish Multi-Polar GeoPolitical and Economic Establishments apart from the H8.

    RUS and CHN are becoming independent of their dependency to H8-owned Global Commercial Venues such as the PetroU$D, SWIFT, U$D/T, €UR, and H8 Commodity Markets, no longer subject to the Economic and SocioPolitical Manipulations of the H8, and the the H8 are Failing their Proxy-War and Saber-Rattling Intimidations.

    • Replies: @Chris Moore
    , @werpor
  54. It is the only way when you are afraid to face reality.

  55. Dear Professor Sachs!

    Can you please read Philip Giraldi’s words below? And do you either agree or disagree with his take on the power of international Jewry?

    “What might be plausibly described as an International Jewish Conspiracy directed from the Israeli government’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs and from the think tanks, banks and investment houses on Wall Street and K Street is working hard to make it illegal to criticize Israel and is enjoying considerable success.”

  56. Horusss says:

    The world is a complex place. If you live in the West which you likely do if you’re reading this, then you should want to be strong and powerful. Why would you want China and Russia to overtake and become the dominant force in the world? This doesn’t mean you have to support illegal wars or any other immoral thing that’s been done by the US. But you have to recognise that we’re in a competition for supremacy and its in our interests to win it. At the same time you can still be against bombing civilians, illegal immigration or whatever the point is most articles here are extremely polarised one way or the other. You need room to have a more complex position. Not be boxed into the Russia is good because nato is bad narrative. We can change our politics from within and still strive to be the strongest.

  57. Chris Moore says: • Website
    @IronForge

    The “Plunderer-Parasite-Predator” Masonic-Zionist Plutarchy and Vassal Corporate/Military/Govt/SocioPolitical Oligarchies have inherent existential problems:

    They’re Limbic/Reptile-Driven Profiteering “Plunderer-Parasite-Predators”. All Vassals and Others “Outside the Inner Circles of their Club-Lodges and Churches” are Expendables to be Subjugated, Exploited, Ruined, Slain, and/or Destroyed.

    They attract the “Like-Limbic” Bad Actors; and eventually drive out-and-away the Rational/Ethical/Intelligent/Moral/ Wise/Industrious

    No need to go through all that elaboration. Just call them kikes. That covers all the bases, including the shabbos goy who get their backs up when the hear the word — the good word: KIKES

    That word should be in every human being’s arsenal, and used liberally.

    • Agree: Chuck Orloski
    • Troll: IronForge
    • Replies: @IronForge
  58. werpor says:
    @IronForge

    H8? What is “the H8?”

    • Replies: @IronForge
  59. Anon[479] • Disclaimer says:

    I am now reading the book FIASCO, about the run up to, the invasion and the war in Iraq. It paints a really shocking picture of US incompetence in planning and prosecuting this war.

    I wonder, if the US was so inept in dealing with shitty little Iraq and its tinpot Dictator (who as we know used to be their friend) how are we going to deal with China and Russia if one or both decide to rumble directly with us.

    The US military was far better then albeit it was dealing with a low rate military adversity up to the occupation of Baghdad. The state of the US Armed Services these days is a cesspool of wokesters, queers, lesbians, transgenders, the obese and the mentally deficient not to mention the political ass kissers.

    Folks better get their pipes and start taking firearms and tactical training because Uncle Sam and his GI crew are incapable of facing and defeating a top flight opponent.

    You will be left on your own, to defend yourself not only against a foreign opponent but also the rising criminality rampaging through the country.

  60. @Alfred

    You’re not telling us if that pretty Norwegian girl turned into the nasty Norwegian wife you’ve been telling us about.

    • Replies: @Alfred
  61. @boomerfeeds

    I thought he was senile too but it seems likely his problem is interiorised (or internalised) stuttering is the reason he gives the appearance of incipient dementia. Listen to

    https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/words-fail-us-in-defence-of-disfluency/101317212?utm_campaign=abc_radionational&utm_content=mail&utm_medium=content_shared&utm_source=abc_radionational

    Jonty Claypole, with no apparent axe to grind changed my mind.

  62. @Anon

    Anon # 479 wrote: “I am now reading the book FIASCO, about the run up to, the invasion and the war in Iraq. It paints a really shocking picture of US incompetence in planning and prosecuting this war.”

    Am pleased how you’re trying to educate yourself. Nonetheless, what you described as ” incompetence,” is far from the truth.

    So please, below, listen to General Petraeus describe the PNAC criminal plan to take down seven countries in five years. And, of course, Iraq was one of them.

    • Thanks: mark green
    • Replies: @Megoy
    , @Anon
  63. Anon[479] • Disclaimer says:

    Its going to be an interesting winter for Europe and the UK as Vlad applies the Boa Constrictor technique on energy supplies. Apparently there are not only massive shortages but what supplies there are cost big $$.

    A family member of mine just sold his house in London for a shit load of money and moved to Boquete in Panama. paying $280K cash for a place. He tells me utilities, internet, cell, transportation and food are inexpensive. There is no heating and the area is cool so air conditioning is redundant. That coupled with a paid for house and property taxes that are almost non existent, he wondered why he waited so long to make the move. The couple cant even spend their pensions and the interest on surplus cash also ends up in the savings account. He said in London all you do is work to pay bills and he and the Missus had enough. And a bonus….no Niggers with attitudes.

    Life in the West is not what it used to be anymore !

    What is going to happen when Abdul and Kwame find the heating in their free cribs have been turned down or turned off ?

    Unlike the typical European who takes it patiently up the blow hole these people freak out at the slightest adjustment to their freebies. As well, people from super hot countries cant take too much freezing tempertures.

    If the immigrant population runs amok its going to be BLM Euro style with whole cities getting torched. The pressure is building and I have a feeling the continent is going to blow. There is more than one way to skin a cat and Vlad seems to know them all and then some !!

  64. Agent76 says:

    Aug 9, 2022 Why the US wants to destroy China & Russia: Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega explains

    Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega, leader of the revolutionary socialist Sandinista Front, explains why the United States seeks to destroy China and Russia, to maintain its imperial hegemony and stop the emergence of a multipolar world.

  65. @Dumbo

    I pose for your consideration an observation I made long ago that individuals in competition, particularly men, will avoid doing anything that gives advantage to those they subjectively regard as their competitors. A comparable case may have been a lot of ambitious Harvard law students electing the one black student as editor of the Harvard LawReview. That was future President Obama.

    • Replies: @ADeceptive Pseudonym
  66. werpor says:
    @Horusss

    Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. It must be evident by now that U.S. policies designed to oppose the rise, of — in your example, China and Russia — are destroying, not only the U.S. but the West. The West is a temporary hegemony rotting from within. When powerful interests use the universal “we,” surely that does not include the homeless shitting in the streets. They must be among the “deplorables” to whom Hilary Clinton referred.

    Once a nations energies, expended to remain “the dominant force in the world,” exceed its domestic capacities to produce the means to dominate, eventually the rotting interior collapses. The means to dominate are gradually depleted — at first, then suddenly all at once.

    One cannot help noticing too, that when and because a societies structures — both organizational and social — are accidentally or intentionally deployed so as to maintain a small elite whose every endeavour manifests in furthering the rot, close observation reveals what is now evident. The small elite flourishing at the expense of the body economic, the body politic, and the body social have corralled all the capital — material, social, financial, and political. Now what? Why should we “deplorables” aid in conquering the entire world only to become slaves?

    Are we to become a global society of ants servicing the queen bee?

    May I suggest now that your comment is larded with contradictions I’ll leave others to unpack.

  67. But, now that Mr. Sachs is on the same Ukraine/NATO “Black list/Hit list” that features many “LaRouchies” perhaps he has seen the light indeed….Rape is not sustainable!

    I think you’ve allowed yourself to be led down the garden path by Sachs’ honeyed words and, perhaps, the hope that he is now singing in the LaRouche choir.

    He is not.

    Sachs is singing for the synagogue.
    It’s not that difficult to fathom intentions of one such as Sachs, a Jew: Rule #1 is, Is it good for the Jews?
    Perhaps you were confused by Sachs’s recent prominence in the “Covid was made in a lab” media moment.
    Gained your trust, did he? Made you think he was an honest bloke, an Influencer who is on your side.

    Lash yourself to the mast and stop up your ears, Man; Jeffrey Siren Sachs may be sounding sweet goy notes but the text is strictly Hebrew.

    There’s a competition among Big Jews to be the one who delivers on turning Ukraine into Big Israel.

    Zelensky has proved less than adequate to the plan.

    You should also know that Israelis have been planning for over 15 years to hitch their wagon to the China – (now BRI) star, as they watch USA collapse (with a little help from the sayanim).
    [SEE China and the Jewish People: Old Civilization in a New Era, 2004. https://jppi.org.il/uploads/China%20and%20the%20Jewish%20People.pdf ]

    “this JPPPI paper is not simply about China’s emerging interest in the Middle East. It calls attention to the history of Jewish-Chinese relations. It observes that the Chinese reflect little or none of the traditional forms of anti-Semitism. Ironically, it is Wald’s contention that as China opens more to the world and as trade tensions potentially increase, there is a risk that a resur- gence of “the old canard of a Jewish world conspiracy” could seep into China. To date, it has not. On the contrary, Wald notes that many Chinese often tend to see the Jews as a mirror of their own history, they admire Jewish wealth and successes, they respect the great contributions that Jews have made to Western civilization (citing most often Marx, Einstein, and Freud), and they perceive themselves and the Jews as representing the “two oldest living civilizations.”* ”

    Where do you suppose Sachs stands on that project?

    ______
    * As a good LaRouchie ought to know, India’s civilization pre-dates any Jewish so-called civilization by thousands of years

    • Replies: @Alden
    , @Chuck Orloski
  68. Cold Zero says:
    @Horusss

    I don’t think a lot of people here sit back and consider who is authoring these diatribes and why. It’s obvious to me that much of this is hearts and minds stuff coming from propaganda mills in Russia and China and proxies. Then you have the same paid posters assisting time and again by supporting and expanding on these articles and exhorting us to email them to friends. Otherwise this stuff just bounces around within the UNZ echo chamber and goes – exactly nowhere. I’ve read that Russia is not being very effective in disseminating their propaganda.

    The good thing is UNZ is viewed by a very limited group: limited in numbers and in scope. Many people who are attracted to this kind of stuff are dysfunctional spittle sprayers hung up on Jews or race to the extent they are unable to incorporate anything outside of that fog of hate into their thinking. They also make the comments almost unreadable for the balanced. Another group is the pseudo-intellectual political historians who just like to do their little fandango and then argue amongst themselves. Good. Unz gives them all a home in which to aggregate and rant to their hearts’ content, making monitoring them so much easier. You think there is any veil the NSA can’t penetrate?

    On this article – we have been undermining each other’s efforts and aiming nuclear missiles at each other for decades with nuclear annihilation only minutes away. The situation we are in has been a long time in the making and can’t be distilled down to the author’s ridiculously simplistic causes and cures. It is amazing to me that we have not yet destroyed ourselves. Talk about staring into the void.

    • Replies: @Swaytonious
    , @fran
  69. It doesn’t help having low IQ blacks heading US vital agencies.
    Here’s Undersecretary of State for Arms Control Bonnie Jenkins. If that’s not a weave wearing black hoe from tha hood, wut is? Talk about ugly, damn she is so ugly, I thought she was poo with a weave.
    https://www.rt.com/news/561568-us-russia-nuclear-talks/

  70. @Anon

    Hi Anon!

    Below, you will gain some more knowledge by reading about AIPAC’s constant nefarious funneling of money to our country’s political candidates, on behalf of Israel.

    https://mondoweiss.net/2022/08/aipac-says-it-helped-defeat-ny-10-candidate-over-her-bds-stance/

  71. @Horusss

    Why would you want China and Russia to overtake and become the dominant force in the world?

    and

    you should want to be strong and powerful.

    But ..but..but

    Diversity is strength, right?

    (Putin’s speeches cause me to believe that Russia does not seek to “become the dominant force in the world;” but rather, that the world become multi-polar, respecting diverse sovereign nations that cooperate and compete fairly.)

    • Replies: @Passing By
  72. This is a very important article. Along with Mr. Sachs’s other recent work, it would represent a sea change in U.S. foreign policy if his views gained a hold in the corridors of power. Since Mr. Sachs is one of the most highly placed individuals to hold these views, his work in this area is an important vindication of the Enlightenment tradition of goodwill and cooperation among nations. It is also simply a practical fact that the U.S. is destined not to rule the world, but to become just one— and far from the most important— among the nations.

    China is one of the oldest and most deeply civilized countries in the world. Anyone who has ever met a Chinese person should be able to honestly say that there is a depth of rationality, of spirituality, of wisdom, and of sheer decency that has a hold on the heart of even common Chinese people.

    The U.S. and its “Big Stick” diplomacy is a relic of the marauder past of the Northern European peoples. Our offer to “protect” the world is spiritually and culturally the same as the offer the Geat hero Beowulf made to the house of Hrothgar. It is full of mythic history, cultural blindness, and hubris. And if we continue down this road, it will lead to a humiliating military defeat for the U.S. in the Pacific, the collapse of the government, and the cratering of our currency in probably less than ten years time.

    So, we must take Mr. Sachs’ sage advice and beat our swords into ploughshares. We must return to our roots as Americans. And above all we must resist the temptation to reduce complex realities to “simple-minded and extraordinarily dangerous” narratives.

    • Thanks: showmethereal
    • Replies: @Zumbuddi
    , @Alden
  73. antibeast says:
    @MLK

    Surely this author and many readers here are sharp enough to notice that while Russia has been subject to unrelenting hostility and existential threats, American elites increasingly committed to China’s rise with political leadership (excepting Trump) engaged in pro forma foot-stomping over ancillary issues for public consumption and electioneering. Thus Hillary talked tough to CCP China about ladies issues because we all know everything else in the bilateral relationship was and is fine and dandy.

    ‘Ancillary issues’? Obama’s ‘Pivot to Asia’ which he announced in Australia on November 17, 2011 is NOT ‘ancillary’. Neither his proposed trade deal called the TPP (which was promptly nixed by your Orange savior Trump) nor his proposed EDCA (which was canceled by Duterte who opposed the return of US military bases in the Philippines) ‘ancillary’. Same with the HK ‘Umbrella’ movement. Not to mention the CIA-instigated Tiananmen incident in 1989 which led to US sanctions on China. All those policies were designed to ‘contain’ China, militarily, politically and economically.

    Them ain’t‘ no ‘ancillary issues’, mister.

    • Agree: showmethereal
  74. @Cold Zero

    Fog of hate? You sound Jewish

    • Replies: @Cold Zero
  75. Miro23 says:

    Europe should reflect on the fact that the non-enlargement of NATO and the implementation of the Minsk II agreements would have averted this awful war in Ukraine.

    There is a growing awareness of this, even in heavily propagandized UK.

    The trigger is the dangerous rise in energy prices that has forced people to think about the reasons.

    The public can’t heat their homes with propaganda. And (reading the Daily Mail comments) they’ve concluded that what’s to blame is the government’s Zero Carbon policy and the UK alliance with the US neo-cons in a new war. They’ve been there before. IOW now that they’re hurting personally they’re no longer accepting the propaganda.

    I would expect the same process in Western Europe.

  76. @WHAT

    I didn’t say the loan wasn’t bigger or on better terms. The deal wasn’t everything Yukashenko wanted and needed. Of course it didn’t destroy the manufacturing base, because the EU required trade exclusively with the EU, when the bulk of Ukraine’s trade was with Russia. Why would the Russians shoot themselves in the foot? The point remains, Yukashenko was not “pro-Russian” he was a pragmatist, understanding the EU deal would do exactly what it has done – bankrupt Ukraine and turn it over to (((foreign investors))).

  77. Zumbuddi says:
    @JeffreySachsFan

    Jeffrey Sachs Fan,

    aka
    AIPAC
    Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, department of propaganda

    next time try not to be so mawkish.
    MFA’s speciality is deception, subtlety.

    • Replies: @JeffreySachsFan
  78. @follyofwar

    I like your comment very much, but—no offense intended—I wish you wouldn’t help Graham Allison sell books. I’d hate to see “Thucydides Trap” become as horribly ubiquitous an expression as “Overton window,” a coinage whose utter falsity and pretension still brings my otherwise well managed homicidal tendency to the boil.

    I think that if Thucydides were alive, he’d have put out a hit on Allison by now. The History of the Peloponnesian War is notable for many things, one of them being that its author has fewer hidden axes to grind than most of the million or so subsequent historians that have pretended to follow in the great man’s methodological footsteps. Yet I can’t see him claiming that his noticing Sparta’s fear over the rise of Athens was an especially original insight of his!

  79. Alden says:
    @SolontoCroesus

    The JJPI article you posted is exactly what the Los Angeles Jewish Journal and other Jewish publications have been pushing for at least 15 years. On and on articles about how much Chinese and Jews have in common, the ancient and medieval Persian Jewish traders in China how. China and even Japan took in European Jewish refugees during WW2.

    Having destroyed America with the Jewish , black , sex pervert alliance, it’s obvious the Jewish leadership is preparing for the next jump. And it will be China.

    • Replies: @Miro23
  80. Avery says:

    {The world is on the edge of nuclear catastrophe in no small part because of the failure of Western political leaders to be forthright about the causes of the escalating global conflicts} [JEFFREY D. SACHS].

    1. There is no such thing as “Western Political ‘Leaders’ “: they are all puppets of the Anglo-American Imperial rulers.

    2. There is no such thing as the “West”: all Wester European countries are vassals of the Anglo-American Empire. Also Japan and South Korea.

    3. I don’t know if the Imperial Edicts come from Washington or London, but it’s the Rule of the Anglosphere: US, Canada, England, Australia (New Zealand is insignificant).

    4. There is no “failure to be forthright”: Anglo-American Imperial rulers* are deliberately provoking both Russia and China, because they can see their centuries long absolute rule** over the World is gradually going away, and since they can’t think of anything else to do in their irrational desperation, they are trying to start a direct war with Russia and/or China. They are hoping it won’t go nuclear, and think the (conventional) wars will so damage Russia and/or China, that Anglosphere will continue riding the gravy train for some centuries.

    These people are dangerous psychopaths.

    ________________________________
    * Globalists, SorosPuppets, Reptilians,…….

    ** I.e. looting of the world with no restraints.

    • Agree: showmethereal
    • Replies: @Megoy
  81. @Alrenous

    Nobody in charge believes the narrative. … the peasants can believe whatever narrative suits their childish fancies. They don’t matter and what they believe doesn’t matter.

    Yes! These are the absolutely fundamental insights. The questions they should stir in a reader’s mind are, What’s in it for Sachs in writing this brief but self-consciously grave article? What purpose is served by his shamanistic pose that what is most obviously needed—in effect, albeit not in his actual words, putting an end to the Jews’ use of American belligerence to destabilize and control the entire world—is something that no one else even dreamed of proposing?

  82. Odyssey says:

    I wonder if the registered Elite moron with IQ<60 will come here to comment?

  83. c matt says:
    @Zumbuddi

    But it is logical. If there is only one God, then He is the one all are obligated to follow.

    • Replies: @Zumbuddi
  84. c matt says:
    @chris

    than on American Jews, who are deeply divided by Netanyahu’s actions.

    Sure doesn’t seem that way given AIPAC and ADL.

    • Agree: chris
  85. This fellow appears fairly sane, but is there anybody sane in the Biden administration to listen to him? Who is the most sane person in the upper echelon of the Biden administration? Superficially, it appears to me to be CIA director William Burns, but that could be wishful thinking.

  86. A lot of other commenters already disclosed what Sachs was all about in the Gorbachev/Yeltsin-era. I won’t touch his “enlightened opinions” with a bargepole. This piece is a prime example of a turncoat trying an “inconspicuous” 180 after it has become obvious that mainstream manipulations are past their heyday. And if you’ve grown accustomed to high carat appraisals written by the likes of Michael Hudson, Whitney Webb, Pepe Escobar, Thierry Meyssan and Riley Waggaman, Sachs’ stuff reads like kindergarten level anyway. Yelling “fire!” the day after all folks that matter have gone over all the details of that fire in depth. What a brilliant asset!

    • Agree: Sam Smith
    • Replies: @Alden
  87. Megoy says:

    Typical! JEW Sachs OMITS the Jewish role as he SCAPEGOATS “America” for what his neo-con JEWS have done in Syria, Ukraine and what he himself did to Russia back in the 90’s when he sent a bunch of Jews there to create a Jewish oligarchy. Further his Jew globalists were unleashed by the “trickle down economics” boondoggle which basically was a JEW LIE to create a Jewish oligarchy here in America who then sent much of our manufacturing to China so they could make BIGGER PROFITS for THEMSElVES while REPLACING Americans with cheap slave labor. Claiming we are “competing” with China is complete BULLSHIT and they know it! They sold us out to China/India/Mexico etc. decades ago. The money NEVER trickled DOWN it trickled OUT! Sachs is a lying Jew controlling the opposition and covering up his own wicked hand in attempting to fuck Russia for JEW globalists! Fuck you Jeffrey you lying JEW!

  88. Megoy says:
    @Avery

    Nice try JEW! Tell me why an “Anglo American Empire” would indoctrinate their own people to HATE themselves (white anglo) for what JEWS have done (slavery, globalism, Communism, Marxism, wars)? You are another slithering subversive Jew!

    • Replies: @Passing By
    , @Avery
    , @Avery
  89. @SolontoCroesus

    Putin is realistic, he knows that Russia cannot become the dominant power in the world and he knows that engaging in such an endeavour is a fool’s errand. There is not a single example in History of an everlasting empire. They all have fallen. Empires require manpower to support them but their very nature erodes the manpower that supports them. If they aren’t ended by outside forces, they implode.

  90. Alden says:
    @JeffreySachsFan

    Lol “ enlightenment tradition of goodwill and cooperation among nations” The enlightenment was a European thing. The 30 years war, the most devastating European war up to then announced the beginning of the enlightenment. The enlightenment ended with the French revolutionary then Napoleonic invasion of every country in Europe from Russia to the Two Sicilies.

    And at least for the most enlightened countries, Britain France and Netherlands, piracy of Spanish and Portuguese treasure ships coming home from their colonies, the slave business that disappeared when Christianity took over Europe and re appeared with the enlightenment, and of course invasion and conquest of North America the Caribbean and Indonesia and India. You’re a brainwashed liberal. You should know that colonization by Europe was the most evil thing ever done in the history of mankind. And it happened during the “enlightenment tradition of goodwill among nations”

    All these evil things Europeans did to the poor pathetic wretched natives of the Caribbean, Americas India and Indonesia were done during the enlightenment. Boo hoo too bad so sad.

    • Replies: @JeffreySachsFan
  91. nickels says:

    So what is this jew up to?

  92. @Megoy

    Whenever someone tells a truth about your behaviour, past or present, that displeases you, you immediately label him a “Jew”. Which is funny b/c whenever someone tells a truth about Jews that displeases them, they immediately label him an “antisemite”. The devil couldn’t come up with a better match.

    • Replies: @Frank Walus
    , @Megoy
  93. SethG says:

    Russians are basically the dumbest whites, and Chinese are yellow faggots. As for the browns that we bomb, they are subhuman. That’s why we make more wars, because we must. And they make fewer wars because they’re poor cowardly retards.

    Anyone who supports Russia and China is retarded and enemy of White Genius.

    Read http://orgyofthewill.net for more.

    • Troll: showmethereal
    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  94. “attempting to erode American security and prosperity.”
    (everything these asshats do erodes security and prosperity)
    “determined to make economies less free and less fair, to grow their militaries, and to control information and data to repress their societies and expand their influence.”
    (Self explanatory)

    It very accurately describes the behavior of the US government. Talk about projection! LOL!

  95. Avery says:
    @Megoy

    {Nice try JEW!}

    Uuummmm, NOT!! (there, 2 exclamation marks).

    Clearly you are a simpleton.
    Read my post again.

    {You are another slithering subversive Jew!}

    Ouch!!!: that one hurt.

    FYI: I am of Armenian ancestry. Armenian Apostolic Church Christian.
    I know all about Jews, all about Dönme role in the Armenian Genocide, and all the rest.
    Have been posting at UNZ.com since it began.
    Go and read some of my posts: you might learn something

    Aaaaand…….you are yet another foaming at the mouth irrational idiot poster @UNZ who just started posting yesterday and who sees a Jew under every rock and every bed.

  96. Avery says:
    @Megoy

    Not every Jew is György Schwartz, or Klaus Schwab, or Victoria Nudelman,…

    Max Blumenthal is a Jew.
    Aaron Mate is a Jew.
    Jimmy Done is a Jew.
    …….
    Aaaaand….this web site that you are posting on — was founded by a Jew, is financed by a Jew, and is run a by a Jew.

    His name is Ron Unz: as in UNZ.com.

    And if you had any self-respect, which I highly doubt, you’d disappear from this site and never come back.

  97. IronForge says:
    @werpor

    Sorry,

    Been using that Term for awhile; and forgot to add the definition at first usage.

    Here’s the Long Form Version:

    H8 Hegemony – Incorporate “Greater_ISR”+Tribal-Diaspora-amongst-the-World and the Vassal “G7”.

    ISR+G7 are the 8 “Countries” Hosting the “Working Core” of the Hegemony (that have Vassals amongst NATO/EU/OPEC, etc.)

    Tribals formulate “Greater_ISR” = ISR Citizens, Dual Citizens, “Honorable ISR Citizens by Birth/Marriage”, Ethnic Tribals of Other Religions (JewBu/Jews4Jeezus), wannabe Tribals, Codependent Zionist Cults, etc.

    Tribals make up a significant portion of the Zionist-Mason Plutarchy+Oligarchy of the G7.

    Tribal Diaspora live outside of the G7 are mentioned.

    My Theory (not tallied yet) is that “Greater_ISR + Tribal Diaspora” from around the World most likely have Assets and Interests that are comparable or exceed those of G7 Members.

    I also take Positions where:

    This H8_Hegemony doesn’t have a Hegemon Nation-State Heading it per the Traditional Definition. E.g., though it would appear that the USA are the Hegemon for the H8, they are not – the Zionist-Mason Plutarchy+Vassal_Oligarchies that reside within the H8 – are the “Hegemon”

  98. @Carlton Meyer

    Hillary Clinton: the American most qualified to be President. 😂😂😂 Bwahaha.

    (And the only person who makes me wish they still burned witches.)

  99. IronForge says:
    @Chris Moore

    Far more Sophisticated and Inclusive than that.

    That’s why I use the Term, “Masonic-Zionists” because they are the Masons(by defining themselves to be affiliated with Solomon’s Temple, are Zionists) and other Zionists of the Tribal(Primary)+Christian(Derivative) Persuasion.

    Hence the Plutarchy.

    If you can’t comprehend it, quit Trolling and just read – you’re wasting Screen Space and our Seconds reading through your Limbic Shit4Brain Rants.

    • Replies: @Chris Moore
  100. @Chris Moore

    Sachs belongs to The People of the Lie.

  101. chris says:
    @UncommonGround

    For all the correct points made in the article, there’s “no small part“ of obfuscation in it. It starts right in the first paragraph:

    The world is on the edge of nuclear catastrophe in no small part because of the failure of Western political leaders to be forthright about the causes of the escalating global conflicts.

    Why is the clarification of the “causes of the escalating global conflicts“ the job of “Western political leaders“?? Ever heard of the press?

    He’s like saying that a crime spree would be reduced if the criminals would be more forthright about their motives! Why? How would that help them (other than if it would work to mobilize the opposition)? But why would they ever do that?

    Again, “Western political leaders“ are these puppets guided by deep-state planners. The current plan to draw Russia into attacking Ukraine was long time in the making, across a number of administrations, and that in spite of the warnings of previous generations of strategists like George Kennan, Jack Matlock, John Mearsheimer, and even William Burns and Kissinger. They and the Russians said: ‘don’t do these things or we‘ll (the Russians will) be forced to attack‘. But administration after administration kept at it. The current precarious situation WAS the plan!

    And the intervening administrations carried out the plan, not because they all happen to have agreed with it, but because they were told to agree with it.

    And for this reason it’s ridiculous for Sachs to pretend that all we need to do to fix current situation is to have these opportunist lackeys be more honest about the root cause of the current geopolitical problems when they’re just the water carriers.

    The problem with academics like Sachs is that they don’t have the experience or imagination to understand how simpler people think, especially those who, unlike them, don’t have to kiss asses for a living like they do. So they tend to underestimate them; and he ends up proposing a completely transparent explanation thinking he’s fooling “the masses,“ but he’s fooling no one but himself.

    • Agree: Ulf Thorsen
  102. @Levtraro

    For that cartoon to be complete Uncle Sam, (Uncle Shmuli), must not only scratch his victim and pull his hair, afterward, he must wail like a three year old that the man he’s assaulted has caused him to hurt his hand.

  103. Alden says:
    @Gerhard57NL

    There’s that old phrase “ consider the source”

    2 sources Columbia University home of anti White commies and Jews since 1930 and Jeffrey Sachs looter and destroyer of the economy of Russia. Except for math and hard science, the propaganda coming out of Columbia is about as truthful as from the worst ranked HBCU. I’d believe a prof from Grambling more than a prof from Columbia.

  104. @Alrenous

    Nobody in charge believes the narrative.

    Nothing they say can be taken at face value, but their hatred is 100% sincere.

  105. Zumbuddi says:
    @c matt

    If there is only one God, then He is the one all are obligated to follow.

    There are MANY gods, c Matt.

    There is only one CREATOR, but there are many gods.

    The world perdured for hundreds of thousands of years before Abraham had the brain-fart that HE had discovered the ONE god.

    Not buying it.

    Time for Abraham to go the way of Zeus.

    • Agree: Ulf Thorsen
  106. Miro23 says:
    @Alden

    Agreed, but it won’t work. Jews are attracted to power but Chinese power is too alien. Jews are a Central/ Eastern European, Southern European, Middle Eastern hybrid – OK for Europe, US and Russia but not for Asia.

    • Replies: @Alden
  107. Alden says:
    @Miro23

    The Jews who write the next conquest is China don’t think China is too alien. It will be quite a fight. The Jews have been much too softened by their easy conquest of Europe Russia Canada America and their quiet but powerful presence in Latin America.

    We’ll see.

    • Replies: @Joe Magarac
  108. Chris Moore says: • Website
    @IronForge

    Far more Sophisticated and Inclusive than that… If you can’t comprehend it, quit Trolling and just read – you’re wasting Screen Space and our Seconds reading through your Limbic Shit4Brain Rants.

    /\ Found another haughty kike. /\ How easy you are to flush out. Can’t say the word, can you, shill?

    lol. “IronForge.” Is that what you Judeofascists are calling yourselves now?

  109. @Alden

    The Mongols conquered China and the Chinese assimilated them.

    That was the final solution to the Mongol question.

    • Replies: @Alden
    , @Miro23
  110. Alden says:
    @Dumbo

    Add Liz Truss as prime minister of the UK. Would you rather have her opponent, a billionaire Indian man as PM? The voters elected the members of parliament and the upper house if any. The MPs of the majority party elect the prime minister.

    100 years ago voters voted along party lines. And really didn’t know who the members of parliament would elected as prime minister. But in the last 60 years European parties tend to publicize who will be selected as Prime minister instead of just the party.

    So it’s not vote ABC party any more . It’s vote ABC party because they will put your favorite candidate, Emanuel Marcon or whoever in as prime minister.

  111. Alden says:
    @Joe Magarac

    You might want to contact Jewish community websites newsletters etc about your views. The Jewish leadership takes it seriously. I’m just an observer.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  112. @Richard B

    In that case the only other thing that one could hope aside from a much needed clarity is the complete collapse of everything the hostile elite now controls. But perhaps we don’t need to hope for that. Perhaps that collapse is inevitable. It very well may be.

    Total collapse = one more oversimplification?

    ((To make things a bit less simple: I – mostly – agree whith what you wrote in your comment above.))

  113. Miro23 says:
    @Joe Magarac

    The basic point is that Mongols are Asians. They defeated the Chinese militarily and were assimilated.
    The Jews and Anglos aren’t Asians and are foreigners – there’s a big difference.

    The Chinese have a bad recent history of European Imperial exploitation and whatever happens, they aren’t going to allow it to happen again.

    So, Jews and Europeans are 100% out. That seems clear.

    • Agree: Iris, JR Foley
  114. Megoy says:
    @Avery

    Nope. I am well aware that Ron Unz is a Jew. Simpleton? “And if you had any self-respect, which I highly doubt, you’d disappear from this site and never come back.” LOL! Oh YES SIR! Lmfao! “Just started posting yesterday”? Nope. Wrong again. “You might learn something”? Lol! Get over yourself, jackass. BTW, you didn’t answer the question. Why would “Anglos” have a policy of HATING themselves and their history? Go ahead, I’ll wait. Second unlike Ron Unz, Blumenthal, Mate and Dore do not specifically name the Jews regarding what is happening in America at least in the material of theirs that I have seen.

    • Replies: @Levtraro
    , @Chris Moore
    , @Avery
  115. Athena says:

    (NATO is by far the worst cause of environment destruction and human death on Earth).

    NATO chief warns Canada that Russia, China have designs on the Arctic

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/nato-stoltenberg-trudeau-russia-china-1.6563825

    “Stoltenberg also emphasized NATO’s growing interest in Arctic defence, especially in light of Sweden and Finland’s plans to join the military alliance.

    The NATO chief and Trudeau spoke about increased co-operation but stopped short of committing to major NATO-led exercises on Canadian soil in the Far North.

    Speaking to CBC’s Power & Politics, Defence Minister Anita Anand said allied participation in domestic Canadian military exercises is acceptable to Ottawa but the Liberal government “has no plans” to host a NATO drill similar to the alliance’s annual Exercise Cold Response in Norway.

    Yves Brodeur, a former Canadian ambassador to NATO, said formally inviting the alliance to train in the Arctic would send an important signal to Russia.

    “That would be a good thing,” Brodeur told Radio-Canada in an interview.

    “Taking into account the fact that the high North is really an area which actually offers some pretty hostile conditions — it’s not an easy environment. So, to have NATO troops from NATO nations together with Canada exercising in the high North would be, as far as I’m concerned, a big asset for the organization, for NATO.”

    • Replies: @Athena
  116. Megoy says:
    @Passing By

    You: “Whenever someone tells a truth about your behaviour, past or present, that displeases you, you immediately label him a “Jew”.

    Me: No. Whenever someone tries to scapegoat “anglos” for what Jews are doing I correct them. The Armenian can blame the anglos all he wants but he failed to answer the very basic question I asked regarding the present day “Anglo Empire”. Would you like to answer for him?

    • Replies: @Passing By
  117. For 20 years I’ve been reading how the US made this mistake , made that mistake,
    and ditto with FEDERAL Reserve ! make no mistake , Ukraine, gender choice , sun spots
    and dancing big foots are nothing but cover for the COVID trials, and finalizing of what
    I wrote in my book 15 years ago….

    The inflation loop will end….the dollar will die, the American people will die…
    they’ve both been planned to die simultaneously! and it aint the Irish doing this to us.

    So far Andrew Anglin,(some on UNZ) ,and Andrew Hitchcock are the only ones saying it out loud.
    The rest of the press are a bunch of pussies!

  118. Athena says:
    @Athena

    Encroachment From All Compass Points: Canada Leads NATO Confrontation With Russia In North

    https://rickrozoff.wordpress.com/2009/09/01/encroachment-from-all-compass-points-canada-leads-nato-confrontation-with-russia-in-north/

    “The Arctic Ocean is where Russia is concentrating its last line of defense against such a threat. If the U.S. and NATO, employing Canada as their advance guard, confront and expel Russia from the Arctic the possibility of nuclear blackmail and unprovoked attacks increase exponentially.

    The role assigned to Canada is to serve as either bait in a trap or as agent provocateur to trigger a confrontation with Russia which the U.S. and NATO, the first through bilateral defense agreements and the second through the Alliance’s Article 5 mutual military assistance clause, would respond to.

    Canada, with a population of 33 million, would then be portrayed as a small and defenseless victim of “resurgent Russian imperialism” much as with Estonia and Georgia on the Baltic and Black Seas, respectively.”

    “If Canadian sovereignty and territorial integrity are threatened by any nation that country is the United States and not Russia.”

    Also on rickrozoff.wordpress.com :

    Canada: Battle Line In East-West Conflict Over The Arctic

    Canada: In Service To The Pentagon And NATO At Home And Abroad

    Arctic: U.S. Leads 16,000-Troop NATO War Games Near Russian Border

    British Papers Reveal Planned World War III Speech By Queen

    Britain Spearheads “Mini-NATO” In Arctic Ocean, Baltic Sea

    NATO Conducts Europe’s Largest Air, Missile Exercise Off Scotland
    https://www.globalresearch.ca/nato-conducts-europe-largest-air-missile-exercise-off-scotland/5745485

    • Replies: @JR Foley
  119. Anymike says:
    @nsa

    Crudely put, but to the point.

  120. Athena says:

    Stoltenberg Says NATO Interested In Arctic As Ice Melts, Area Becomes Accessible

    https://www.urdupoint.com/en/world/stoltenberg-says-nato-interested-in-arctic-as-1553004.html

    “both sides are highly interested in the development of new trade and shipping routes. For Russia, it is the Northern Sea Route, connecting China and Europe and running along the Russian Arctic coast from the Kara Sea, along Siberia, to the Bering Strait. For Canada and the US, it is the Northwest Passage, which runs along the northern coast of North America via waterways through the Canadian Arctic Archipelago to Europe.”

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  121. ” it was the CIA, with Saudi Arabia and other countries, that had created, funded, and deployed the jihadists in Afghanistan, Syria, and elsewhere to fight America’s wars.”

    You forgot to mention Organized Jewry, Israel, and Mossad. The aforementioned are far more crucial to the issue than that list. There are puppets and puppet masters–Talmudics and Shabbos Goys.

  122. @SethG

    If that is so why do you import them and insist that they replace you in your home countries? Why don’t you let the dumb stay in their own countries?

  123. Anonymous[208] • Disclaimer says:

    Talking to criminally insane globalists about diplomacy as the only way to prevent the coming nuclear holocaust is like lecturing a pack of crocks on the value of veganism for increasing longevity.

  124. Megoy says:
    @Chuck Orloski

    It is General Wesley Clark not General Petraeus and his name is written across the top of the video you posted. C’mon man.

    • Thanks: Chuck Orloski
  125. @UncommonGround

    When Sachs’ foreign policy position merges with Mearsheimer’s there is hope since the latter has long been treated like a pariah.In fact, Sachs’ critique is more incisive because he names the very malignant Kagan Crime Family, which has secured its place in the pantheon of warmongers.

  126. Megoy says:
    @Avery

    You can spare me the Jared Taylor “but but the Jews are white and can be our friends” bullshit as Jews like Tim Wise pull their “white like me” bullshit. We tried that and found it to be a terrible mistake over 100 times as it has NEVER worked out. Ron Unz is well aware of that. I don’t see a Jew under every rock as they are “in plain site” as Adam Schiff would say. Trump got them to come slithering out in the open for the whole world to see. https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2019/12/02/impeachment-a-very-jewish-coup/

  127. Levtraro says:
    @Horusss

    But you have to recognise that we’re in a competition for supremacy and its in our interests to win it.

    Not in the interest of most citizens of the West.

  128. Levtraro says:
    @Megoy

    Why would “Anglos” have a policy of HATING themselves and their history?

    The answer to that is very easy to a person with average intelligence, failing that read PCR column in this website.

    • Replies: @Megoy
  129. Anonymous[259] • Disclaimer says:
    @Notsofast

    Hell, the US would try war criminals in absentia (or simply accuse them) and drone them along with any collateral damage in their near vicinity. The US had already eschewed the kidnapping part (or even bringing charges) when the actions of Bradley (Chelsea) Manning became relevant.

    Julian Assange they did kidnap, but he was a war hero (to civilised, moral peoples) exposing the crimes of others, not a war criminal.

  130. Cold Zero says:
    @Swaytonious

    Nope. I try to live a Christian life but I’m not a regular church goer.

    On Israel, I wish Nasser had really had the secret weapons he claimed to have had and Israel had been pushed into the sea in June of ’67. At that time and for many years afterwards, the US had the goodwill of most Arab nations and we were welcomed everywhere we went. I lived and worked there for a number of years and spoke a good bit of Arabic. The US squandered the opportunity to forge bonds with the Arabs by blindly supporting Israel because of a highly vocal and influential pro-Zionist lobby and now we are roundly hated throughout the Middle East.

    What I try not to do is let any particular feeling about what has happened in the past blind me to the possibilities for the future, especially hate. As for individual Jews I’ve known, it’s like Tevya says in Fiddler on the Roof – “I know, God, we are your chosen people but, once in a while, couldn’t you choose someone else?” I have not seen any special heavenly dispensation in their lives.

    • Replies: @geokat62
    , @Swaytonious
  131. geokat62 says:
    @Cold Zero

    … it’s like Tevya says in Fiddler on the Roof – “I know, God, we are your chosen people but, once in a while, couldn’t you choose someone else?”

    Hashem responded to Tevya: you chose me, I didn’t choose you.

  132. Anon[243] • Disclaimer says:
    @Chuck Orloski

    Anon # 479 wrote: “I am now reading the book FIASCO, about the run up to, the invasion and the war in Iraq. It paints a really shocking picture of US incompetence in planning and prosecuting this war.”

    Am pleased how you’re trying to educate yourself. Nonetheless, what you described as ” incompetence,” is far from the truth.

    So please, below, listen to General Petraeus describe the PNAC criminal plan to take down seven countries in five years. And, of course, Iraq was one of them.

    Gee thanks Chuck. I am glad you are pleased because I would not be able to go on thinking you were angry at my not continuing to educate myself.

    Forget the book for a minute. American military planning for the Nam, Afghanistan and Iraq was a hodge podge shambles resulting in Third World forces taking our balls and then giving them back to us. You dont have to go to military school or read any book to know that !

    We were “successful” in Panama because while we swept away their military, there was immense fear that we would get drawn into another Nam on the Isthmus. There was a rumour going around that many high level Panamanian officers were paid off big time and given US citizenship to stop fighting. At the time unbelievable but in the light of similar bribes in Iraq this now seems to be credible. So in essence we prevailed in stupid little Grenada where even the Cuban workers gave the US Military a hard time DUH !

    I dont give a shit about your JooToobe video regarding 7 countries. The US military is spent force with a highly politicised leadership under the sway of politicians who have never been in the field and to boot who have avoided any type of military service. You dont have to read Caesar, Von Clausewitz or Sun Tzu to know this is a recipe for disaster and has resulted in disaster. We have been a failure since WW2.

    Incidentally you Dummy, the guy in the video is Wesley Clark and not Petraeus.

    BTW, I went to Military Academy in Germany in the early 70’s and my Masters Thesis was “Soviet Planning and Armoured Doctrine for Operation Bagration”. When you have that kind of credential you come and talk to me. Now educate yourself Bru and read FIASCO ! The US Military is inept, incompetent, ineffective and inefficient and that is the Truth.

    Chuck rhymes with Duck, Suck, Yuck, Cuck, Muck and Fuck ! And like coffee and cream Fuck goes well with OFF. SO FUCK OFF !

    • Troll: Chuck Orloski
  133. Chris Moore says: • Website
    @Megoy

    Why would “Anglos” have a policy of HATING themselves and their history?

    Because they’re sadomasochists, just like their ((Jewish)) partners. It’s why the ((Jews)) of the diaspora always and inevitably destroy themselves, just as do those defective reprobates who partner with them.

    The difference between the ((Jews)) and most other nations is that the ((Jews)) maintain a ruthless, Judeofascist core (as epitomized by Israel) that uses its mercilessness to target the core of competing nations for destruction, and programs its fifth columns to do its dirty work.

    The Judeofascists targeted Nazi Germany, for example; they’re targeting the core of Russia; they’re targeting the Chinese core; they’ve been targeting the Anglo core for a long time, but it’s too arrogant and haughty to see it, or it’s become too sadomasochistic just like the ((Jew)) fifth columns its in bed with, and come to enjoy it.

    Christ was a “traitor,” as the Judeofascist core sees it. What they’re too stupid to realize is that he was the best of them, and doing the work of Moses, only with a soft touch. But they killed him, and guaranteed their ultimate destruction in doing so.

    They think they’re on the doorstep of ultimate victory. They’re tribulations have only just begun. Humanity is going to be forced to throttle them to save itself, and will realize the hard-earned wisdom of Christ in the process.

    The masochist in me enjoys seeing these kikes and their (false) messiah complex walk right into the buzz saw.

  134. @Iris

    Hilary Klantoris. A “Democratic party” member who backed Scary Moldwater ( Barry Goldwaterstein) as a college student at the age of 19. Any further info necessary? Caveat – maybe as an elite she had special insight as LBJ turned out to be American Shitler.

  135. @Wizard of Oz

    True. It’s also faux wokish, an elite specialty.

    My guess as to the real thinking behind it: Women have children. Making them infinitely more suitable as blackmail victims by likes of Mossad, MI6 and See I’m Gay.

    For instance the Von der Leyden monstrosity has 5 little kiddie-poohs.

  136. @Avery

    Jimmy Dore is a weenie cutter? I find that very hard to believe. If it is accurate, thanks for the heads up.

    • Replies: @Avery
  137. MGB says:
    @Anon

    Well, he is the director of the Center for Sustainable Development, so of course he’d promote policies driving down the life expectancy of Russian men by a decade or whatever it was (making a few bucks on the side, but that’s just incidental to the greater good.). ‘Every Russian a Yeltsin!’ I think he and Cass Sunstein came up with that ad campaign.

  138. Avery says:
    @Megoy

    { “Just started posting yesterday”? Nope. Wrong again.}

    Yep: I am Right again.
    Simpleton.
    Idiot.

    Your earliest post — according to your UNZ.com posting history — is:

    [Megoy says:
    July 15, 2022 at 3:30 pm GMT • 1.4 months ago • 100 Words ↑]

    Since you are an idiot and a simpleton, I’ll explain: by UNZ commenting history timeframe 1.4 months is ‘Yesterday’. Even 6 months would be yesterday.
    Clear? Idiot.

    {Why would “Anglos” have a policy of HATING themselves and their history? Go ahead, I’ll wait. }

    I am not Anglo: why would I care? Keep waiting. Hold your breath.
    Youse Anglos must have some kind of defect in your genes: you figure it out.

    Or read the posts of [Levtraro] and [Chris Moore]: they answered your idiotic question.

    Adios loser simpleton.

    • Replies: @Megoy
  139. Avery says:
    @ADeceptive Pseudonym

    { I find that very hard to believe.}

    Not at all hard to believe: Jimmy says it openly on his program every so often.
    He is not wearing it on his sleeve, but says it to make a point if the occasion calls for it.

    For example, he ridicules and mocks American/Canadian Jewish support of UkroNazis and Banderite Azov Deathsquads: he says he is a Jew and does not understand how ANY Jews can support these UkroNazis whose hero Bandera is responsible for the mass murder of 1,000s of Jews (…that’s the kind of context he brings up his Jewishness…..)

    He also says he is homosexual (…..“not that there is anything wrong with it”….as Jewish heterosexual Seinfeld famously used to say).

    Watch Jimmy’s Youtube skits: very entertaining.

    • Replies: @ADeceptive Pseudonym
  140. @Cold Zero

    This is one of the things that really bothers me about my fellow Christians today.. ignorance of your own faith.

    Do you know why you haven’t seen any heavenly dispensation for the Jew? It’s because jews are not chosen. Israel is chosen. The Body of Christ is Israel, not that shittly little apartheid country slowly committing genocide against the Palestinians.

    Under the doctrine of Supersessionism, which has been a core aspect of the faith shared by Catholics, Orthodox, and Prots until the jews saw to the publication of the Schofield Teaching Bible in the early 20th century. The covenant left the temple jews and came to the gentiles. Those who rejected Christ rejected God and became his enemy. This is exactly why they are so afflicted with (often self induced) woe.

    They aren’t chosen, they aren’t special, and what has befallen them throughout history has been largely in response to their own malfeasance.

    • Replies: @Cold Zero
    , @showmethereal
  141. Cold Zero says:
    @Swaytonious

    I’m pretty sure that is what Tevya and I said, but have at.

  142. Megoy says:
    @Avery

    Good God, listen to yourself douche bag. I have used different names and throw away emails for years but now that it is necessary to reply to posts I am keeping my current username.

    Not a hard question to answer, jackass! The JEWS have infiltrated and subverted our education system for more than 100 years defaming/attacking white gentiles incessantly with their bullshit brainwashing. I would know as I sat in their “special” major that fused Jew Boasian Anthropology with Biology where almost everyday my Jew professors would say “until the evil white man showed up”. I blew some of my lying Jew professors out of the water calling out their bullshit and leaving them speechless before I ever knew the extent of their Jewing which I discovered years later when I completed my doctorate degree.

  143. Megoy says:
    @Levtraro

    Oh God another douche bag high in his own supply. I won’t BRAG by revealing my IQ but I would bet my life it is higher than yours. I was asking a rhetorical question as I already knew the answer.

    • Replies: @Levtraro
  144. @Avery

    I watch him nearly every day and haven’t encountered your examples. Homosexual? With his (female) wife so visible helping him out daily?

  145. anonymous[316] • Disclaimer says:

    What a relief to read when someone at some sort of significant position dares to speak out against all this absolute madness we are seeing in this world right now.

    All the lies fed to us day in day out, “the western narrative” ( Really? ), and the horrible destruction we are seeing because of the lies and propaganda. The main stream media betrayed all of us and turned into a cold, corrupt, all bought war propaganda machine.

    I’m writing from Finland and I can tell that during the last ten years we have lost the freedom of speech in this country due to the same forces that orchestrated the 2014 coup in Ukraine. Allready then I asked are we going to be the next Ukraine, a country that the US turns next into its proxy war wager. It doesn’t look good.

    All the people who write agaist this madness are being completely censored now in Finland, and it’s not hard to guess where the commandments are coming from. We are being turned into Biden’s war’s frontline and our weak politicians just follow.

    Thank you, professorJeffrey D. Sachs!

  146. anonymous[316] • Disclaimer says:

    As a Finn, I can tell that after the WWII Finland had a very peacefull and prosperous relation with Russia- and even with The Soviet Union, and that for 80 years! No problems. I never was afraid.

    But now Biden with his cynical warhawks are, just as they planned, destroying all this and putting us Finns in great danger, by making Finland Biden’s most important frontline in his war against Russia. If there will be a war between Russia and Finland we are just a proxy, and US is the instigator of the war, not Russia.

    I remember how Putin once said: “for sure the Americans are willing to fight Russia to the last Finn” – now we are already seeing that same thing happening to Ukrainians – all as planned.

    President Biden, as you well know, this is a war you want to wage against Russia, and it is between US and Russia, so leave us others alone please. Can you remember this now?

    • Replies: @HeebHunter
  147. geokat62 says:

    If there will be a war between Russia and Finland we are just a proxy, and US is the instigator of the war, not Russia.

    … one more proxy:

    “If there will be a war between Russia and Finland we are just a proxy, and US is a proxy for the instigator of the war, Jewish Supremacist Organizations.”

    • Agree: Chuck Orloski
  148. @UncommonGround

    Correcting my previous reply on “UncommonGround,” Professor Sachs did not mention the Kagans in his essay.Perhaps this was wishful thinking on my part.

  149. @Zumbuddi

    “… there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, saying, Where is he that is born king of the Jews?” Matthew 2:1-2.

    Were they Zoroastrians from Persia?

    And why would Judaeans assume there were wise men in the east? Because they knew there was a religion over there superior to their own?

    • Thanks: JR Foley
  150. Ron Unz says:
    @Alden

    Having destroyed America with the Jewish , black , sex pervert alliance, it’s obvious the Jewish leadership is preparing for the next jump. And it will be China…You might want to contact Jewish community websites newsletters etc about your views. The Jewish leadership takes it seriously. I’m just an observer.

    Well, I think the empirical evidence is on the other side. Here’s a closely-related comment of mine from late last year:

    Although the notion is widely denigrated across much of the Internet, China is probably the world’s oldest “propositional nation,” absorbing and assimilating numerous other groups, notably those that conquered China. There’s that famous statement by Confucius that those who wear the clothes of the Han and act like the Han should be considered Han.

    A particularly interesting test-case exists in the case of the Jews, who have managed to retain their distinct ethnic identity for thousands of years while living in countless host societies. So we have the unstoppable force of Han assimilationism acting against the immovable object of Jewish ethnic identity, with the test being the fate of the Jews who moved to China over the centuries.

    The Han won: the Jews dissolved and disappeared just like every other group.

    https://www.unz.com/akarlin/open-thread-170/#comment-5039158

    • Replies: @Brás Cubas
  151. @Athena

    As Arctic sea ice melts, causing an albedo flip from white reflective ice to dark, heat-absorbing water, thereby increasing Arctic amplification of temperature rises (the highest on Earth)universal Death comes ever closer, but the psychopaths at NATO see it as a strategic opportunity and advantage. How did humanity make it this far?

  152. Levtraro says:
    @Megoy

    I was asking a rhetorical question as I already knew the answer.

    You need to learn how to write rhetorical questions.

    • Replies: @Megoy
  153. fran says:
    @Cold Zero

    If you find this site so irrelevant and its readers so contemptible, why are here desperately trying to shill your Sean Hannity talking points? You couldn’t even restrain yourself from sucking off the NSA. How incredibly jewish.

    • Replies: @Cold Zero
  154. @Megoy

    The answer is simple: b/c the Anglos are shallow self-righteous narcissists and the Jews know how to instrument their vanity. It didn’t work with the Germans b/c aside their many sins, of which pride isn’t the least, the Krauts aren’t shallow. It works great with the Anglos b/c they put appearance before substance.

    • Replies: @Megoy
  155. JR Foley says:
    @boomerfeeds

    USA was in Afghanistan —20 years. Putin is simply starting and a cold winter lies ahead.

  156. JR Foley says:
    @Athena

    Canada will declare war against Russia—Justin Jackboot will do what Amtrak Joe dreams of achieving–complete victory.

  157. Yashuo says:
    @Horusss

    Yes it’s ok if you want the nation-state you belong to/identify with to be strong and powerful, but why *the single most powerful*?

    There can be many countries/nation-states within a system that are equally strong/powerful (or near-peers, in IR jargon, in the economic and/or military spheres) – it’s not a logical impossibility.

    To the extent a hegemon wants to be *the single most powerful* nation-state in the world, and actively prevent any other state from even coming close to being a peer (which, by the way, is the US nation security establishment’s stated objective), it is because it wants to, essentially, be a bully – play by its own rules, and never be punished/pay a price for breaking any “rules” – even it’s own. It is a childish attitude. It demonstrates a lack of maturity.

    The other reason is greed: certain countries and regions have vast, exceedingly valuable natural resources (Russia, Democratic Republic of Congo, and many others). Most if not all these resources have “dual use” end uses (commercial and military). Hence both private sector and military elites covet those resources and would like to own or control them (or own/control those who control them).

    It’s really that simple.

  158. Cold Zero says:
    @fran

    I love it – charging the red cape. “Sucking off the NSA” and “jewish” in the same sentence – thereby proving my point. And once more for the cheap seats, I am not Jewish or pro-Israel (I speak a good bit of Arabic, by the way), though my observations would be no less valid if I were – which many of you just can’t wrap your headS around.

    This place has great value and I thank Ron Unz for hosting it and allowing us to debate. I think a lot of what is written is fascinating, even if some of it is written by the bungled and botched. I once read a book of pieces written by schizophrenics to try to understand what goes on in their minds as well. There was one poster here who identified herself as a woman (because you never know who or what someone is on here) who suggested that Putin reads posts here for ideas on how to rule. If that ain’t crazy, I don’t know what is.

    So many people here are self-professed experts who second guess every decision ever made, when compared to the true professionals who dedicated their entire lives to their trade, they can’t begin to compete. Everyone of every nationality and political mindset makes mistakes and no one is immune from the influences of the times. Funny and sad.

    On my comment on the NSA, is there any doubt in your mind that officialdom pays attention to this site and others like it to monitor what they consider threatening thinking and that they know the identities of the people they are concerned about? It wouldn’t surprise me a bit if they had people who post here to stir things up, just as the propagandists do. Consider my statement something of a warning, you who think you are shielded by your VPNs and your pseudonyms. The only way to be a true subversive anymore is to be completely off the net and off the phone, and even then you run the risk that your group or cell is infiltrated. I had an agent try hard to get me to say something seditious to recruit me once but that’s another story.

    On my “Hannity talking points”, I can’t stand the man. He’s a self-absorbed prick who talks over every guest he has because in addition to being some kind of martial arts expert (yeah right Sean), he’s the smartest guy on the planet and his “guests” are just there purely as a foil for him. He’s too simple and he’s playing to the lowest common denominator. I live in the rural mid-west and he’s on one of the few radio stations worth listening to so sometimes when I’m on the road I tune in, but he’s exasperating.

    Both my father and grandfather were career military officers and in addition to following my father everywhere but Vietnam in my first 17 years, I was active duty as well. I grew up on military bases and overseas posts. We stood in theaters when the national anthem was played and stopped in base traffic when the cannon sounded and the flag was lowered. My grandfather landed in Normandy on D-Day and fought the Japanese and both he and my father served in Vietnam. I love the US with all of its scars and warts and I feel the same urge to protect what is good about it that so many here have to tear it down. Consider me the counterpoint to that. GBA.

    And thanks for playing.

    • Replies: @fran
  159. @Ron Unz

    Portugal and Brazil are cases of partial Jewish dissolution. The Inquisition forcefully converted the Portuguese Jews and, though some of them engaged in crypsis, I think that was mostly eliminated too, in time.

  160. @Swaytonious

    The Book of Romans disagrees with you…. Understand what the wild olive branch means.

  161. Megoy says:
    @Passing By

    Wrong again, jackass. I answered the question and the facts have nothing to do with your opinion.

    • Replies: @Passing By
  162. fran says:
    @Cold Zero

    You’re trying too hard old man.

    • Replies: @Cold Zero
  163. @Megoy

    You know, I wondered from the get go if you weren’t actually a Jew yourself, impersonating a goy moron. Because a non-Jew with at least a shred of self-respect and who actually genuinely thinks of Jews what you pretend to think would never call himself “me goy” since ‘goy’ is a derogatory term for Christians in yiddish.

    • Replies: @Megoy
  164. @anonymous

    The Finnish people are still culpable for having a WHORE like Sanna Marin in power. Why hasn’t she been impeached yet? Or forced to resign?

    • Agree: showmethereal
    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  165. @HeebHunter

    Ask that fat nasty sadistic homosexual who runs the WEF.

  166. it would be great if real change (not cosmetic, temporary or make-believe change) were to come from top down. it could be less chaotic and without bloodshed, like a controlled demolition. imagination is going to be very important, as Einstein said. the Good Lord desires the penance of sinners, not their destruction, even if they are of the elite class. in fact, they would be a great asset in the service of the TRUTH if they sincerely changed and mended their ways, like Saint Paul the Great Apostle. if God wills, the world might listen. even if the world is incapable of listening, still many souls could be saved. the alternative is more anxiety, more greed, more hate and more violence. God forbid!

    if change comes from the bottom up, things might get ugly for a lot of people. one way or another, such level of degeneracy cannot, should not, will not continue long. we have been pleading for years, not because we are any good but rather because we too are in need of help and forgiveness.

    shamireader says:
    October 1, 2017 at 5:27 am GMT • 5.0 years ago • 200 Words ↑
    Dear Mr. Israel,

    Thank you. My thanks also to Mr. Unz for allowing this free (but useful) speech.
    You are right with the remedy, but not just for America but all of humanity. If we can remember that all of us descended from one single family, created by the Holy One of Israel in His own image, then we will stop pillaging and murdering one another and start sharing and cooperating in our short life span of 70 or maybe 80 years.
    Then Prophet Isaiah’s words shall come to pass on this very earth, not only in the afterlife. For the Kingdom of God is in our midst.

    Isaiah 2

    3 … for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.

    4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

    5 O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the Lord.

    https://youtube.com/shorts/TgVxDFyfgg8?feature=share

  167. @Zumbuddi

    @Zumbuddi, I try not to be so cynical. Jeffrey Sachs is from Wisconsin, not Israel. Go look at his talk about JFK at the Future of Freedom Foundation. Is there an “American” position, distinct from that of Israel ( and everywhere else)? I think so. I think Mr Sachs articulates this position, or one such position. Yes, we have Zionists, we have AIPAC; but it is not fair to lump every Jewish American in with them. I believe Sachs is a food ma , and I rejoice that someone so prestigious speaks my views. That is all. I can’t go with you down that antisemitic road, though like other readers of Unz, I believe the discussion should be wide open. Best.

  168. do chere says:

    The US is not governed by those the world regards as the elected representatives of their people, meaning that what America’s diplomacy entails abroad isn’t the whole truth of what is intended. Her actions are more like terrorists’ actions which by nature overrule the security and concerns of those they want to supplant or eliminate. Now that this position today is acutely under threat as a result of other emerging powers, atrocious US/NATO wars and conflicts are intensifying around the globe. It is tragic that the US’s (and allies’) violence mentality of ‘if you are not with us, you are against us’ is pretty much entrenched in the machinations of US policies all over the world.

  169. Megoy says:
    @Passing By

    LMFAO! You couldn’t disprove what I said so you claim I have no “self -respect” just like dipshit Avery. Do you REALLY think I don’t know what “goy” means? Pathetic.

  170. @Alden

    The things you mention—- colonialism, exploitation, slavery —-happened before and after the Enlightenment. It is not logical to assign blame for them to Enlightenment ideals. Abolition was a pretty direct result of the serious application of Enlightenment ideas to the social order. Credit for this cannot go to Christianity; Christianity was very comfortable with slavery. Even if the Founders were inconsistent in their application of these ideals, it was their articulation of equality before the law as a foundational principle that eventually led to abolition. Yes, Enlightenment began in the West, but the whole point of it is that anyone can be Enlightened by science, common sense, and useful knowledge. In my opinion the Enlightenment project is working very well ALL around the world, even in countries that progressives like to malign. I see India, Africa, China and Russia, also Central and South America, as Enlightenment countries to a significant degree. I am hopeful, like Schiller, like Kant, like the Founders that we can ALL work things out. White liberals have no monopoly on Enlightenment. Mr Sachs brings us back to Washington who did not see the sense in antagonizing the wonderful people’s of this world. Sorry to disagree with you, fine sir.

    • Thanks: Wizard of Oz
    • Replies: @geokat62
  171. geokat62 says:
    @JeffreySachsFan

    Mr Sachs brings us back to Washington who did not see the sense in antagonizing the wonderful people’s of this world.

    In the early 90s, Mr Sachs almost brought the wonderful people of Russia back to feudalism.

  172. Megoy says:
    @Levtraro

    Here Mr. No Substance, stick this up your ass that you’ve been talking out of: https://paullikoudis.wordpress.com/2011/03/24/the-plunder-of-russia-in-the-1990s/

  173. Alfred says:
    @Commentator Mike

    You’re not telling us if that pretty Norwegian girl turned into the nasty Norwegian wife you’ve been telling us about.

    No. The mother of my son came a little later. But the two girls did meet. For some reason, they did not get on very well. 🙂

    I did a search. The one I was with in New York is now the deputy mayor of a small town outside Oslo. This is 35 years later. She is still OK.

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