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With the situation in eastern Ukraine deteriorating each day, the West keeps on promoting its “Russian threat” rhetoric and pledges “never-before-seen” sanctions on Russia should it invade Ukraine. Meanwhile, Kiev keeps violating the Minsk accord and continues to shell Donbass, forcing thousands of people to flee to Russia.

Nick Griffin, political analyst and former Member of the European Parliament, reflects on the geopolitical, economical and historical reasons for the West trying to force Russia into war with Ukraine, why the collective West turns a blind eye on systemic violations of the Minsk agreement by Kiev, and why no one in the West cares about the humanitarian disaster in the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk republics in Donbass.

Sputnik: Why is the West not only ignoring but also encouraging Kiev’s provocations in Donbass?

Nick Griffin: The Washington and Westminster cabal are desperate to force Vladimir Putin to abandon his policy of self-restraint and negotiation. They intend to leave him no option but to use military force in defence of the Russian population of Donbass. So the NATO leaders are now engaged in the most blatant and irresponsible destabilisation and hybrid war operation since they used Islamic terrorists to destroy Libya and attempted to use them to break up Syria.

Their operation against Russia is in fact even more desperate than the campaign of lies and aggression against Syria, because the stakes are even higher. The West promoted conflict in the Middle East in the hope of gaining a geopolitical advantage. The attempt to force Russia into war in Ukraine, by contrast, is not really about promoting the geopolitical interest of the Dollar Empire – it is about its very survival.

The US is no longer the self-confident colossus that bestrode the world a few decades ago. America in 2022 is a financial, political, economic, military and social basket case, and its UK ally is in the same very leaky boat. The liberal Anglo world is further disturbed by the situation in Canada, which is now in the critical phase of a historic struggle between the Trudeau regime and a large and well-organised section of the working population.

On top of that, one shouldn’t overlook the influence of ideology and personal sexual obsessions in Western decision-making circles. There is in all this an element of a woke, liberal ‘crusade’ for ‘our liberal values’ against the ‘archaic Christian traditionalism’ which they see and detest in Russia.

More practically, the Washington policy-makers, who direct the semi-senile ‘President’, know that Nord Stream 2 is about far more than a mutually beneficial energy trading relationship between Germany and Russia. In the shorter term, it also spells further financial disaster for the already failed client state of Ukraine. Longer term, Nord Stream heralds a steadily closer relationship between Germany and Russia, which would in turn be a huge step towards the creation of a giant Eurasian free-trade block.

The fundamental targets of the NATO warmongers in this crisis are not Donbass, nor even Russia, but Germany, and China’s One Belt, One Road initiative. They are trying to keep Germany down, and China out; failure to do both means that the US will become an isolated rust-belt island thousands of miles away from the core economic block of the world.

The same development also spells the forthcoming end of the dollar as the world’s financial reserve currency, while America’s time as a sole military superpower has already clearly ended. This is a classic example of the Thucydides’ Trap, the moment when an emerging power threatens to displace an existing great power as the hegemon of the age, a transition which all too often is accompanied by a war of desperation.

NATO’s aggression towards Russia is not born of confidence but of fear. In just three decades, we’ve gone from the ‘End of History’ to the looming end of the Dollar Empire. The push for war in Ukraine is an attempt to recover from the defeat of the Anglo-Zionist Jihadi adventure in Syria, and the debacle in Afghanistan. Perhaps, when it ends just as badly, they will finally learn a bit of humility, but I guess none of us will hold our breath.

Sputnik: The OSCE is registering ceasefire violations, with Kiev repeatedly using 120mm mortars banned by the Minsk accord; why is the West ignoring these facts? Why are the US and its allies turning a blind eye towards Kiev blatantly violating the Minsk accord?

Nick Griffin: Implementation of the Minsk Accord would end the crisis. That is the very last thing the US/UK want. It is very hard for nations with a vivid folk memory of the horrors of total war in their own land (such as Russia, Germany and China) to comprehend the very different attitude that prevails in the US.

To Americans, the elite and the general population alike, wars are things that are fought in other peoples’ countries. Despite the fact that the US hasn’t won a war since the campaign against Japan in 1945, the general view in Washington, in particular, is that there is nothing to fear and plenty to gain from war.

Sputnik: President Biden in his address held the self-proclaimed Donbass republics responsible for ceasefire violations and insisted there was no sign of Ukraine preparing a full-scale attack. Why is he downplaying the threat?

Nick Griffin: The US is bankrupt, and threatened with this being drastically exposed by a new subprime debt disaster with the collapse of the shale gas debt bubble, and by the steady erosion of the reserve currency of the dollar. The very dubious legitimacy of the President is questioned by half the population and the Democrats are months away from potentially disastrous midterm elections. Key ally Boris Johnson likewise faces political and personal disaster at home.

Ukraine’s provocations are therefore ignored and indeed rewarded with political backing and massive arms shipments because both Western leaders believe they have a great deal to gain from war or the threat of war.

Given the perceived benefits to the US of war in Ukraine, why on earth would anyone expect the US and its allies to be concerned over the brutal aggression which we now see from their puppet regime in Kiev?

If Russia is forced to act, then Nord Stream 2 will be stopped, inflicting massive economic damage on Germany and forcing Berlin to get back in line completely under Anglo-domination. If, on the other hand, Russia manages to keep out of the West’s proxy war, then Biden and Johnson will crow that it was their ‘resolve’ that ‘deterred Putin and saved Ukraine and freedom’. Thus, in their dangerously deluded calculations, it doesn’t really matter if the crisis ends in war or in peace. For them, it’s a win-win either way. That is why the Yanks and the Brits are only too happy to fight Russia down to the last Ukrainian.

Sputnik: Instead of ensuring that Kiev doesn’t use banned weapons, the West is stoking “Russia invasion” fears around the world. Where are the guarantors of the Minsk agreement? Are they so desperate for a new war?

Nick Griffin: They are indeed desperate for war! Geopolitics, financial crisis, bribes from arms manufacturers, political advantage and personal vanity – they’ve been key drivers for disastrous wars in the past, and human nature doesn’t change. So here we are, back in July 1914.

Sputnik: Thousands of people have fled their homes and are being evacuated to Russia due to constant shelling by Ukrainian forces. Why is this humanitarian disaster in Donbass being neglected by the West?

Nick Griffin: Political elites always have a regrettable tendency to view the sufferings of the ‘little people’ as a price well worth paying for their own advantage.

The Washington imperialists have always been among the very worst at this. Their Empire was founded on genocide and on the ruins of the Confederacy and grew through a series of false-flag initiated wars, and the deliberate and ruthless incitement of tensions in Europe to destroy a string of rivals, including Tsarist Russia and the British Empire.

Why would anyone expect the heirs of those who obliterated Wounded Creek, Dresden and Hiroshima to give a flying fig for the well-being of a few hundred thousand impoverished Slavs? If ever there was a group who deserved to go on trial for the crime of plotting aggressive war, they are right now in the corridors of power in Washington DC and Westminster.

(Republished from Sputnik International by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. Imagine this douche bringing up Wounded Knee, the Brits murdered tens of millions in India through starvation genocide. And unlike the Sioux Nation, the Hindus had no guns to fight back yet the Brits still murdered them. But a million here, a million there–Stalin was right, it’s a statistic. Let’s talk about a gunfight in which 90 armed Sioux were killed.

  2. Notsofast says:

    putin seems to be handling this untenable situation quite well. the more biden and johnson push putin to attack the ukrainian tarbaby the greater his restraint and resolve becomes. i feel he should stop being so civil in his response to these verminous neo-cons, he should calmly point out that biden appears to be unhinged in his baseless accusations and he should question whether a person in such an obvious state of mental decline should be trusted with the launch codes of the world’s largest nuclear arsenal.

  3. @Bragadocious

    Brits murdered tens of millions in India through starvation genocide

    What?

    Imagine this douche bringing up Wounded Knee

    He said Wounded Creek. Are they the same thing?

  4. 22pp22 says:
    @Priss Factor

    It’s Brag. Ignore him. He is Brit-obsessed.

  5. If NS-II is cancelled, Germany is in serious trouble. I think they’ll recognize that the US isn’t to be trusted and will reconsider their energy plans. For a short time, they may be forced to buy US LNG, but if they’re smart, they’ll restart those nuclear reactors and sign a deal with France to build a few more, thus replacing the LNG and Russia’s gas with nuclear power.

    If any serious shooting starts, I’d hate to be one of the US mercenaries in Syria. The first thing the Russians will do is mop up the US contingent in the oil fields and that will end the US adventure in the Middle East.

  6. Sean says:

    Graham Allison and Henry Kissinger proposed a Finland- style western economic orientation with a neutral military alignment as the model for Ukraine. Offensive realist, John Mearsheimer was more or less forecasting that Russia was going to invade Ukraine In the time of President Yeltsin Russia actually tried to join Nato, but was endlessly fobbed off. In those years Russia’s cringing was necessitated by the low price of oil. Yeltsin was not happy about Nato enlargement and that he appointed Putin the counter espionage specialist as successor speaks for itself I think. Fortune and the oli price has largely smiled on Putin, which ought not to be underestimated as a cause of Russia’s tougher stance since he came to power. A Nato aligned Ukraine is not something that any Russian leader would be accept if he could do anything to prevent it.

    Bush backs Ukraine and Georgia for Nato membership – The …https://www.theguardian.com › world › 2008 › apr › n…
    1 Apr 2008 — George Bush this morning said he “strongly supported” Ukraine’s attempt to join Nato, and warned he would not allow Russia to veto its ..

    The invasion of Iraq war had to be done, it was a threat to the stability of the Saudi Arabian regime to keep the US army stationed there and it had to stay as long as Saddam was in power, so Bush make no mistake there, but pushing for Ukraine to join nato was the catastrophic error of Bush’s presidency. The US had a series of diplomatic triumphs with the expansion of Nato; these culminated in the announcement that Ukraine was going to become a member. But diplomacy tend to work for the country with a useable military advantage, as America then had. The victory of the US would only stand as long as the correlation of forces was in the US’s favour. In 2008 Germany and France took the long view: Russia being militarily unformidable being very much temporary; in consequence when it was able Russia was going to get Ukraine out of the Nato membership lane by and means necessary. In other words extremely undiplomatic war.

    Just as anyone with a little history would understand was inevitable, times did change, and Russia now has a military powerful enough to conquer Ukraine, which is what is is going to do. Russia has a functional alliance with China and the Beijing Winter Olympics close on Feb 20, which is when the Russian exercise are scheduled to end. Putin will bring down the curtain on Ukraine tomorrow A lot of unfortunate people are about to get killed and the West will treat Russia as a rogue state, which will hurt Russia economically and technologically. But with his large cash reserves, the price of energy rising, and an emerging understanding with China this is a propitious moment for Putin to strike, and he is wise to seize the opportunity.

    • Replies: @Miro23
    , @Sean
    , @anon
    , @Dave Bowman
    , @Wj
  7. JR Foley says:
    @Bragadocious

    Minsk Agreement had terms agreed to but after signing –NATO and USA ignored and broke them. What would Amtrak Joe think if Cuba – Central America – Mexico and Vancouver Island started joining a clique with USA as its prime target?

    • Agree: YetAnotherAnon
  8. Nick Griffin has a Wiki. He will be a hero to certain types here.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Griffin

    This piece looks like a cut/paste job. A rather incoherent one. Why include “Canada” or “Woke” in a piece about Ukraine? And “… ruins of the Confederacy …” WTH?

    Why would anyone expect the heirs of those who obliterated Wounded Creek, Dresden and Hiroshima to give a flying fig for the well-being of a few hundred thousand impoverished Slavs?

    The massacres at Wounded Knee and Sand Creek ought not be combined into the abomination above.

    If Mr. Griffin is so concerned about atrocities, why isn’t he talking about the coming famine in Afghanistan? It’s only February, and a food harvest in that nation is many months away. Courtesy of the semi-senile and mean old bastard JRB jr.

  9. @Priss Factor

    Yes, it’s the battle (massacre) of wounded knee, near the creek of the same name on the lakota pine ridge reservation. wiki says probably 300 were killed.

  10. @Bragadocious

    Jesus! If we had to dredge up every damn offense by every country we are discussing we would have to publish pages and pages and never get to the point. Or is that your aim to further obfuscate by dragging every misery ever wrought into the conversation?

    • Replies: @Bragadocious
  11. Anon[148] • Disclaimer says:

    Great article – ‘The US has zero moral Authority’

    …. Post-Iraq the US has zero moral authority. The narrative managers aim to suck you in to arguing about the minutiae of the inner workings of the latest target of the empire, when in fact a simple “Shut the fuck up, it’s none of your business” is all they deserve…..

    Rest of article
    https://caitlinjohnstone.substack.com/p/the-us-has-zero-moral-authority-notes?utm_source=url

  12. Sarah says:

    self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk republics in Donbass.

    But US is itself also a self-proclaimed republic !
    Apparently US consider that it is the only one to have this right.
    For them, other countries only have the “right” to be colonies or vassals of the Empire !

  13. Petermx says:

    Great article. There is so much I agree with and it’s nice to read confirmation of my own thoughts on things from an intelligent writer. It is also nice to read an Englishman with good feelings towards Germans and not spewing bile out of his mouth at them. He must be an anti-Semite. If you don’t hate Germans you’re an anti-Semite.

  14. Petermx says:
    @RoatanBill

    It will only be cancelled if they cancel it but they have a lot of pressure on them to do so. The two world powers that fought a world war in defense of the USSR and Judeo-Bolshevism and accuse the Germans of killing 27 gazillion Russians are now angry at Germany because they don’t want to attack Christian Russia.

    • Replies: @Malla
  15. Petermx says:
    @Bragadocious

    My, aren’t we sensitive. He was being critical of his own country and the US but you can’t take any criticism. He mentioned Dresden too and the British had as much to do with that as the Americans. They planned it.

  16. I misread the title. It would have been much better had it said:
    “Ukraine Implementing Minsk Accords & Ending Conflict.
    ‘Very Last’ Thing US, UK Want, Ex-MEP Says”.

  17. @Priss Factor

    Yes it’s the same thing. Wounded Knee Creek is the full name of the place of the battle. “Wounded Knee” for short. Same way USers say “Vietnam was a mess”: No, the US war in Vietnam was a mess. You notice that funny croaking sound that young women do now in the US? Wus duh bow? (What’s that about).

  18. @Notsofast

    Maybe he has said that. It’s not like we really get to hear him in his own words much, just little snippets wedged in on all sides by journalistic disclaimers and editorialising.

  19. @RoatanBill

    They aren’t going to restart their nuclear reactors. The mainstream parties and media in Germany are very committed to the ‘green’ agenda and the Greens are also part of the coalition government. Also, politically, I don’t think governments can decommission and then recommission nuclear stations without it destroying confidence in the governing class.

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
  20. Another Russia-infatuated illogical blather.

  21. awry says:
    @RoatanBill

    Yeah like those 200 Wagner mercenaries who were stupid enough trying to “mop up” a US outpost and were massacred by drones, helicopters and AC-130s.
    Russia cannot do much against the US or Israel operating at will there short of resorting to nukes.

    • Replies: @windwaves
  22. Are the Ukrainians still buying Russian gas? If so there’s a good way for the US to start its sanctions by ordering Ukraine to stop buying Russian gas immediately or no more weapons for them.

    • Replies: @Badger Down
  23. Miro23 says:
    @Sean

    But with his large cash reserves, the price of energy rising, and an emerging understanding with China this is a propitious moment for Putin to strike, and he is wise to seize the opportunity.

    On the contrary – let the US/UK warmongers do the warmongering.

    Evacuate civilians from Lugansk and Donetsk and get ready to deal with an invasion from Kiev. NATO Europeans will see what’s happening. They’re already sick of US neocon/CIA interference in their countries and are aware that they can do better economic deals with Russia and China.

    • Replies: @windwaves
  24. @Bragadocious

    Griffin is an English nationalist, not an Imperial jingoist. Your ire is utterly misplaced.

  25. Sepp says:

    Name the Jew, or it ain’t true.

    This is not a bad article as far as it goes, but is steadfastly fails to recognize the ((malevolent forces)) that are acting from behind the veil and wish to remain hidden, with the witting help of people like Nick Griffin.

    • Replies: @nokangaroos
    , @Sean
  26. @RoatanBill

    No way. Dismantling of the nuclear power plants here in Germany began immediately after decommissioning; the cooling towers have already been demolished to ensure irreversibility of the process. And consequentially, approval rates for the Greens are soaring.

    Latter-day Germany abides by the Two Tenets of Imbecility generally governing Western politics:
    1. If you realize that you are heading in the wrong direction, stay on course and hit the gas. There are no ineffective or even harmful measures if you just have Faith™.
    2. If you have anything in working order, freely tamper with it until it is broken, or destroy it right away. God or karma or the Flying Spaghetti Monster or whatever will reward you richly because you have shown that you have Faith™.

    (It will not be Germany alone, though… Belgium is now also “exiting” from nuclear power and others will follow soon… they’ll run the EU economy on American LNG until the last manufacturing company has closed down and there are no cars on the streets anymore because it is € 10 per kilometre. And France will be so pleased to see Germany, after centuries of strife, ultimately plummet into oblivion…)

    And of course, when the order “Germans to the front!” comes, the German sheeple will rush out with a ringing cheer and get killed en masse in Ukraine… or anywhere else. Baerbock seems to be positively looking forward to this… she’s probably getting wet at the thought of giving the funeral oration for soldiers she sent to her death: “I gave the orders and they had to die, that’s fvcking cool! Me boss, you not!”

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
    , @Clyde
  27. @Sepp

    Of course TPTB do not hate Christian Mother Russia “because they are perverts”;
    I mean they are, yet that´s not the unifying principle; but praise to the
    thank- and tireless travails of the ADL everybody and his mama know
    what that means 😀

  28. Malla says:
    @Bragadocious

    Imagine this douche bringing up Wounded Knee, the Brits murdered tens of millions in India through starvation genocide. And unlike the Sioux Nation, the Hindus had no guns to fight back yet the Brits still murdered them.

    This is the biggest bullshit ever. There are records of people have died from famines or food shortages in India since 1500 AD. In the 56 years from 1700 AD to 1757 AD, the battle of Plassey when the English East India Company conquered Bengal, its first territory, so before the British conquered any territory in India at all in the 18th century, in the 56 years, there were records of famines or food scarcity in 53 years out of 56.
    On the other hand if there is any power who have done to stop famines in India it was the British Empire. The Empire was responsible for a large number of irrigation projects, one of the largest railway network in the World was built so that food could be transported in case of famines. As well as the development of complex famine codes and irrigation codes. The largest irrigation in the WORLD was built in British India in the Punjab, the Canal Colonies. Indian Punjab even today is a bread basket state of India.

    Unlike the Sioux, Hindus had not guns??? What what what? What kind of bullshit history do you read?

  29. Malla says:
    @Bragadocious

    FAMINES IN THE INDIAN SUBCONTINENT, 1500 to 1767 with historical references.

    http://www.vinlandmap.info/india-famine/

    Click on the link of a year to check out historical reference. It seems famines might have been far more common in Pre British India than British India.

    • Replies: @Rev. Spooner
  30. Malla says:
    @Petermx

    Exactly. Support Communist Russia to destroy NS Germany. Now support Zio occupied Germany to attack nationalist Christian Russia. To be a good nation, you have to support the globalist elites, or you are “evul”.

    • Agree: Petermx, nokangaroos
  31. @al gore rhythms

    Nuclear reactors are “green” by definition. Even a committed Gaia lover like Michael Shellenberger has admitted as much and is now pushing nuclear as the only possible option available to supply sufficient and continuous power for a modern economy.

    The anti nuclear stance has nothing to do with the “green” agenda. It’s a stupidity add on.

    • Replies: @Mefobills
    , @Badger Down
  32. Sean says:
    @Sean

    In the time of President Yeltsin Russia actually tried to join Nato,

    Not long before he was inaugurated as Russian President. Putin told a British interviewer that Russia would be willing to join Nato. In his first years as President, Putin actually tried to join Nato and was told Russia would have to go through channels with his application. Clearly a country is free to ask to join, but Nato is under no obligation to accept them, so Nato could now give an assurance that Ukraine will not be admitted as a member. That Nato’s self appointed leader America is not doing so means it has been upping the ante, which is a sign they thought? think Putin was bluffing.

    In the last week or so they have become less sure, but I suspect deep down the foreign policy establishment in the US think that on balance he is likely to pull back. Yet Putin’s keynote speech at the Munich Security Conference in 2007 should have left no one in any doubt as to his conclusions that Russia was being treated as a target of reforms that would leave it with a market-economy and pacified political culture. A liberal society in Russia would make it pacifistic as the formerly aggressive Germany became under the tutelage of the Western Democracies of the Allies post ww2. But the reason Germany is so anti military and military spending is because it is now in a historically unprecedented geopolitical position of security with nary a potential enemy on any of its borders. Germany isn’t in the least militaristic because it doesn’t need to be after successfully surrounding itself with fellow Nato members a la Geometry for the Selfish Herd.

    The view that a states behavior stems from it values is quite wrong, it fact behaviour is totally independent and actually determined by what will benefit its prospects of survival. The West would object that Russian under Putin will decline instead of taking the royal road to development offer by the West. But Muscovy has survived while backward yet militarily powerful for almost half a millennia; you have to stick with what works for you. Russia cannot compete at many things (it has given up designing its own advanced microchips), but it can take Ukraine. I believe it will do so within days

    Putin who started by saying that Russia was a part of the West, had received two decades of evidence that Nato is not so much a community of values as an implacable military anti Russian alliance. driven by a ‘selfish herd mentality to keep taking bits of Russia’s backyard and making them new mebers of Nato. First Russia got the runaround under Yeltsin who was very keen to join. then Putin got the same treatment. In 20o4 the Russia-friendly Yanukovych won an Ukrainian Presidential election and was prevented from taking office by mass demonstrations. In 2008 Nato announced Ukraine would become a member at some point. Six years later Yanukovych, who had managed to get elected President in 2010, was overthrown (again), because he was trying to pull out af a trade deal with the EU. Membership of the EU has often functioned as a carrot to get countries to join Nato (eg Greece). Russia as as Michael Stürmer recently pointed out has historically regarded itself as “always a country without friends”

    • Replies: @RichardDuck
  33. @Gaylord of the German Gaylands

    If the towers are gone, then the plants are finished. That’s awful to hear.

    The only logical option then is to turn on NS-II and tell the US to get the hell out of the country. Take your mercenaries and leave. Anything short of that would mean that Germany will lose its manufacturing sector because the US hasn’t the capability to provide enough LNG for its long term survival. The fracking miracle is bullshit and soon the US will be a net importer of energy once again.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  34. @Bragadocious

    Yes, let’s talk about a gunfight at Wounded Knee Creek in which several hundred Indians, men women and children, being escorted to a reservation, were killed. There were 350 Lakota: 230 men and 120 women and children. On December 29, 1890, 500 troopers of the 9th US cavalry surrounded Spotted Elk’s encampment and set up four rapid-fire Hotchkiss-designed M1875 mountain guns. Some Indians had guns, You remember, they lived by hunting. The army started disarming them. “250 men, women and children of the Lakota had been killed and 51 were wounded (4 men and 47 women and children, some of whom died later); some estimates placed the number of dead as high as 300. Twenty-five soldiers also died and thirty-nine were wounded (six of the wounded later died). Twenty soldiers were awarded the Medal of Honor. Some estimates (“a good Indian is a dead Indian”) say at least 300 Indians were killed. This was the culmination of a three hundred year campaign, with a trail of broken promises, to exterminate the American Indians which brought the Indian population down from around four million down to a few thousand. Let that be a lesson to Putin.

  35. @Bardon Kaldian

    You again. It is funny how you show up on cue wherever Satan needs a helping hand.

    • Agree: Verymuchalive
  36. Nick Griffin is usually much more subtle than this. But I suppose he is tailoring his message to his audience, in this case Sputnik.

  37. @Bragadocious

    We clearly didn’t do a good enough job of getting rid of the indians.

  38. Sean says:
    @Sepp

    Volodymyr Zelensky is a Russian speaker and Jewish. But fantastic as it seems, his government, including the intelligence service, is actually dominated by neither identity, but rather former players in his jester troupe who own preferment stems from their personal loyalty to him and though media and tech savvy, they are totally inexperienced in international affairs. Ukraine has delivered its destiny into the hands of professional clowns, and Putin is about to bring down the curtain on this comedy. “It’s what I’ve always said. To be alive is a reflection on one’s character.” as Samuel Shellabarger has Borgia says in the screenplay for Prince of Foxes.

    “In a country that, owing to its vastness and fertility could feed the whole world, poverty rules to such an extent that we Germans could not imagine. This is a result of a nearly 25-year Jewish rule that, as bolshevism, is basically similar to the general form of capitalism. The bearers of this system in both cases are the same: Jews and only Jews.” (Hitler:“Order of the Day to the Eastern Front”).

    In 1990 Ukrainians had the same standard of living as Poles, now the average person in Poland is several times better off than an ordinary Ukrainian.

    The Ukraine although not yet remotely exploiting its huge expanse of fertile land (the buying of land was banned by the government) is already one of the worlds greatest exporters of wheat and Russia is going to add that to its own agricultural production. Russia is already very important for all sorts of raw materials, as the Trump attempt to sanction Russian aluminum showed when it caused chaos in manufacturing and had to be rescinded within a few months. The price of food and everything else is about to skyrocket. Now you will say that {{{clever}}} individualls are going to make fortunes speculating, which is probably true. However the Jewish state needs to have secure supplies of food and more to the point so does India and China. I think this is the hinge of history because war between Russia and China is now unthinkable and India cannot fight China without Russia.

    • Replies: @Clyde
    , @Sepp
  39. Z-man says:

    The Washington and Westminster cabal.

    I like that.
    As always… Beware the Power of The Cabal*.

    *Since The Cabal wasn’t mentioned with specificity, I won’t either. (Grin)

  40. @Bardon Kaldian

    Grab your helmet and gun and off you go, Azov Battalion is recruiting.

  41. Clyde says:
    @Gaylord of the German Gaylands

    Very informative as far as your Greenies having your nuclear plants dismantled, and fast after Fukushima. Angela Merkel panicked from Fukushima and did this. Example #199 why you never elect women to your top leadership positions. They will always cry tears as they opt for ultra safety over common sense. Hahah- Female villains as the population they rule suffers.

    As far as USA exports of LNG to Germany goes. We do not have proper export terminals set up. They are all LNG import terminals. Such as in Massachusetts, where for decades Algerian natural gas has been brought in. Last I looked, there was one export terminal, and being retrofitted to export under President Trump. LNG prices are high here and will be used internally. Not sent abroad.

    LNG EXPORT PRICES — https://www.eia.gov/dnav/ng/hist/n9133us3M.htm

  42. @RoatanBill

    Anything that “cancels” NS2 invites the “cancellation” of all the other pipelines to the west. Germany is seemingly in the odd position of voluntarily reviving and implementing the Morgenthau Plan.

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
  43. Clyde says:
    @Sean

    The Ukraine although not yet remotely exploiting its huge expanse of fertile land (the buying of land was banned by the government) is already one of the worlds greatest exporters of wheat and Russia is going to add that to its own agricultural production.

    I have a quick summary for you. The Ukraine populations is going down fast. There are not enough skilled farmers to grow wheat properly on the black, fertile Ukraine soils. If Russia and Putin take over, who will they bring in to produce the wheat? Putin’s plan might be to bring in advanced Russian farm machinery and to semi- collectivize the wheat growing farmers. Who will be very happy with the payouts as they till the soil in new laser and GPS guided Russian tractors and threshers….. Mark my words! And check out the John Deere stock price over 5 years. Deere produces very advanced machinery for middle America farmers that the Russians have copied by now. And do the Deere essentials at one fifth the cost to produce. Due to Deere making all their equipment ultra proprietary and only repairable by their agencies. The Russians eliminate all that greedy fluff.

    Black soil, famous for its high fertility and ability to produce high agricultural yields, covers 46% of Ukraine The most common soil of Ukraine is chernozem, which occupies almost the entire steppe and forest-steppe zone except for the west. The area of ​chernozem in Ukraine is the largest on earth after the US one.

    • Replies: @Sean
  44. Rich says:
    @Peter Rabbit

    90 Indians were killed, not hundreds. The Indians were in an untenable situation and had a choice to fight and die, or surrender. They were brave men and chose to die like men. There are millions of Indians alive today, more than when Jamestown was founded, and many White Americans have an Indian ancestor in the woodpile. Friendly Indians intermarried with and prospered from their association with Europeans, hostiles died in wars, just like they did when they fought other Indians before the White man’s arrival. By the way, most Indians died from their inability to fight off new diseases brought by the colonists, not from war. Whites, with their superior immune systems, fought off the new Indian diseases.

    • Replies: @Peter Rabbit
  45. Athena says:

    Napolenon’s wars ruined Europe. That’s what caused the ancestors of many Americans to flee Europe (for Canada and the US).

    History will repeat, for the benefit of the same families of British and French monarchs that ruined Europe. Little Canadians and Americans will freeze in the dark or work for the elites of crime and corruption to electrify nice cottages and castles in Spain, the UK, and France.

    In brief the ”division of light and power”.

    Ukraine: Three Scenarios After the Answer From Washington

    https://valdaiclub.com/a/highlights/ukraine-three-scenarios/

    (exerpt, emphasis)

    ”Western sanctions will be a painful blow to Russia, but they won’t be fatal. (…) Russia will be able to exist as a “fortress”. An exit from the global economy is possible and even desirable. The West itself is in decline. Its imminent death is inevitable. A victory in Ukraine will deal another blow to the authority of the United States and the West, and will accelerate their global retreat.”

    • Replies: @Verymuchalive
  46. @Malla

    The British oversaw the famines and made all of them worse. There are only two territories that avoided food scarcity in 400 years of European rule — Goa and Diu, both owned by the Portuguese.

    Brits mismanaged everything like they always do, and then hand over the keys to Jews, like they always do.

    The Portuguese made a beautiful, blended colony that followed Christ and de-clawed the worst habits of the Subcontinentals, who I firmly believe to be more base, disgusting, dirty, and culture-less than the African.

    • Replies: @anonyms
    , @Malla
  47. anon[372] • Disclaimer says:
    @Sean

    History is getting revised again. Jewish would love this analysis . Neocons would always celebrate this shit . Their own shit getting sprinkled with holy water!??? WTF?
    —–

    “The invasion of Iraq war had to be done, it was a threat to the stability of the Saudi Arabian regime to keep the US army stationed there and it had to stay as long as Saddam was in power, so Bush make no mistake there”
    Saddam was protecting Saudi Arabia and was maintaing order . 1990 war and 2003 war are same wars . A continuity. Stability was threatened by Israeli led war in 1991 . Egypt was asked not to mediate peace and withdrawal. Saudi was blackmailed .
    Bastards Israeli tell America that 1980-1989 Iran -Iraq war did not threaten stability but 1 month successful war in 1990 by Iraq did.

    Israel wanted to replace Saddam ,Iran and US- Europe as provider of security . Then it would turn Arab into Gaza .
    After 911, calls for bombing Saudi Arab were coming from Pentagon from 700 Club,from Texan church,from CNN Fox and it wasIsrael behind the developments.
    In 2013 Israel was given 12 billion dollars by Saudi to manage the propaganda in US.
    Stray American dogs stopped barking .

    ———-

    For number 1 comment : This Washington and his disciples have a checkered history . Dick Chebey ,Guantanamo Bay, Enhanced interrogation, ,Kidnap and rendition, Treaty violation, Negotiation – incapabality , Anthrax , Granada invasion — the seeds of these were planted in the early pure halyon days of the empire .

    “The first member of the Washington clan to step foot in Virginia was John, who came ashore in the Tidewater area in 1676. George’s great-grandfather wasn’t much of a farmer (after all, he only owned three slaves and some Irish “servants”), but he did amass thousands of acres of land along the Potomac and received a military commission to kill Indians in Maryland, where he earned a reputation for treachery and slaughter. In one notorious incident, Washington murdered five Indian leaders who had come to negotiate a treaty, then claimed their land. He was known by the Potomac tribes as Conotocarious, “destroyer of villages, devourer of homes.”
    + It turns out George Washington could have easily run a CIA black site or the Gitmo torture camp. As an officer of the VA Regiment in the French & Indian wars, he proved a sadistic disciplinarian inflicting as many as 1500 lashes a day for relatively minor offenses: “drinking in and informed another officer he “was determined to hang two or three at a time as an example to the others. (ie., his soldiers).” He kept his condemned prisoners in iron chains in total darkness. In a letter to Robert Dimwiddie, the Lt Governor of VA, with whom he would later clash in the revolutionary war, Washington wrote coldly: Your honor will, I hope, excuse my hanging instead of shooting them. It conveyed much more terror to others and was for example’s sake we did it.

    Washington was a patrician dandy of no exceptional military or administrative genius, who abused his troops, committed war crimes, bought his first election to public office with booze, and held 100s of slaves, often treating them cruelly
    He was obsessed with sex “–https://www.counterpunch.org/2022/02/18/of-fathers-and-their-countries/

    If US marines invaded his hideout,they would have found sexual paraphrenalia ,books and pictures 200 years before they had mastered the arts of plantung them in the palaces of Noregia, Saddam, or Bin Ledeen.

    • Agree: Wj
  48. If the Russians have evacuated the civilian population, and as today the Winter Olympics end, welcome tomorrow to live fire military games in Dombass. Any takers? Cue War Pigs by Black Sabbath.

  49. El Dato says:
    @Bragadocious

    Your primary school education let you down, bigly.

    Start with explaining why this is all the fault of the anglo.

    For all we know, various Indian tribes were hit by bad years, or in overpopulation mode because of previous good years, or incapable to bring the harvest to market for various reasons (including having an economically incompetent top-down controlled caste system) that have nothing to do with perfidious albion.

  50. @The Alarmist

    I don’t think Putin would cut off NS1. That would look like retaliation and he’s kept himself above pettiness forever. It’s also not in Russia’s best interests to terminate a paying customer, one which Russia would prefer better relations with.

    Germany need to find their balls. They are the ones capable of terminating this whole fiasco by stating firmly that NS2 will be started. They should cut the crap and start it immediately to show their resolve.

    After the US then blows up NS1&2, while blaming Russia, they can tell the US to get out of the country and ditch NATO.

    • Agree: Avery, Miro23, Joe Levantine
    • Replies: @Realist
  51. anon[372] • Disclaimer says:

    “The push for war in Ukraine is an attempt to recover from the defeat of the Anglo-Zionist Jihadi adventure in Syria, and the debacle in Afghanistan. Perhaps, when it ends just as badly, they will finally learn a bit of humility, but I guess none of us will hold our breath.”
    No .Israel know when to disembark like a rat knows when to flee the sinking ship. Rats are free riders and spreaders of diseases . Aside from these two commonality,they dont share anything. At least sinking ship is not caused nor hastened by rat.

    Israelis have roped the Arab world .They would find more excuses to cause mayhem ,continue abusing US UK and play along with China and Russia .

    • Replies: @Miro23
  52. Data says:

    If Ukraine had nukes and I controlled them I would nuke both Moscow and Washington…

    • Replies: @Avery
  53. @Athena

    History will repeat, for the benefit of the same families of British and French monarchs that ruined Europe. Little Canadians and Americans will freeze in the dark or work for the elites of crime and corruption to electrify nice cottages and castles in Spain, the UK, and France.

    Do not comment under the influence ( CUI ). It just makes you sound incredibly ridiculous.

  54. @InnerCynic

    I didn’t bring up Wounded Knee (or “Creek”” as the Limey says).

    The Sioux wars have nothing to do with Ukraine, but if this Cuck Islander wants to bring up colonial history, let’s go, man. I got plenty more.

  55. @Bragadocious

    Tens of millions of worthless street-shitters is just a drop in the bucket.

  56. @Bragadocious

    Right on cue, first post puts up a diversion away from permanent war by ZUSUK to a small-time squabble contrasting past battles.

    Based on American knowledge of history — ie knowing little/nothing of the matter.

    Throw in facile ad-hominem “this douche” … meaning “shower” in French …

    You’re on the losing side of history’s curve, bragger.
    Another half-educated loudmouth from the failed rust-belt …

  57. Sean says:
    @Clyde

    The approximate age of South Korean farmers is 70. Working on a farm in Ukraine is hard work for low pay with death by alcoholic poisoning the pension plan. I expect the Ukraine to empty of Ukrainian speaking people, they will prefer to leave and drink themselves into an early grave in Western Europe. Gotz Aly said in his book Architects of Annihilation that the analysis of German economists was the East was suffering from rural overpopulation and a burgeoning and increasingly impoverished Jewish minority occupying trades and peddling that blocked the upward mobility of the peasantry, The Poles wanted the Jews to emigrate, but few did. Nazis saw the Soviet liquidation of useless eaters of the surplus in rural areas as the logical outcome of a correct economic analysis of rural overpopulation The Ukrainian famine was entirely deliberate and designed to kill off those who were eating up the surplus. The Nazis thought the Soviets had shown the way to cure rural overpopulation holding back economic development in Eastern Europe. I dare say Putin will complete the process

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2008/04/genocide-loophole-jonah-goldberg/
    Ukrainian kulaks, or independent farmers, opposed Stalin’s plan for collectivization, so they were murdered for that “greater good.” Today, Mao and Stalin aren’t in Hitler’s class of evil because Hitler wasn’t a “modernizer,” he was a racist. Note how the Russians have no problem copping to the charge of mass murder but recoil at suggestions it was racially motivated

    Supposedly, “81.3% of those who died during the famine in the Ukrainian SSR were ethnic Ukrainians, whilst only 4.5% were ethnic Russians. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donbass#Into_the_Soviet_period

    • Replies: @Clyde
    , @Swaytonious
  58. Realist says:
    @RoatanBill

    Germany need to find their balls. They are the ones capable of terminating this whole fiasco by stating firmly that NS2 will be started. They should cut the crap and start it immediately to show their resolve.

    After the US then blows up NS1&2, while blaming Russia, they can tell the US to get out of the country and ditch NATO.

    Excellent, spot on. It is amazing to see how Germany has turned into a little chickenshit, puppet country.

    • Agree: Miro23
    • Replies: @Badger Down
  59. As the author states, for most Americans war is somewhere else – so no big deal, right? Even though we might have lost a family member in one of those – it was still OVER THERE.
    Presuppositions are almost impossible to overcome!
    Proof? Look at our response to DaCovidCabal – half the country still cannot deal with the gathering of evidence and published facts – they are true believers of our ‘benevolent government’. That is reinforced by my personal experience – I’m DaNutCase!
    As I posted this ‘educational compilation’ on another Ukraine war essay -https://crushlimbraw.blogspot.com/2020/01/the-war-on-terror-no-its-actuallya-war.html?m=0 – this was compiled two years ago addressing the war on terrorism, but it applies just the same now. A war is a war – and our oligarch masters will not allow us to forget that even for a moment. Their entire existence depends upon our willingness to fight THEIR WAR ON WORLD TRADE!

  60. windwaves says:
    @RoatanBill

    Germany, at least to a large extent, has already recognized the true rogue nature of the US, however there is nothing they can do about it. NATO Europe is a US military base: a bunch of vassals who have no sovereignty. Sadly so.

    If you only considered the embarrassing way with which Germany behaved towards the US diktact on repeated occasions during the construction years of NS2, then you’ll see clearly.

    It is a terrible situation. The US relies hugely on their control of the media narrative, which is absolute. Nonetheless, I am under the impression that such “control” is limited to traditional media platforms such as national TV/radio channels, principal newspapers; now, the reach of these mediums is substantially weakening, so my hope is that such dominance in the press world is just fading with everything else in that very sick nation.

    • Agree: nokangaroos
    • Replies: @Avery
  61. The zionist central banks and the WEF and the zionist controlled NATO, etc., are all behind this push for war in the Ukraine with the goal of destabilizing Russia. This is nothing new for the zionist controlled ZUS, ZBritain, ZFrance, ZGermany, ZEU, war is their business and this business makes trillions and kills millions, and this is what they want, and everyone of these countries has a zionist privately owned central bank!

    One of the most blatant examples of zionist control was the 911 attack on the WTC which was done by Israel and traitors at the highest level of the ZUS and was blamed on the muslims to give the excuse to destroy the middle east for Israels greater Israel agenda and this is still ongoing after 20 years, with no end in sight, that is control in spades.

    Zionists are destroyers of nations and humanity, it is what they do, it is in their DNA.

  62. @Malla

    We thank God for sensible Anglo-Indians like you. It’s your white blood that helps you think straight. I wish the Indian Subcontinent was made up of your type.

    • Replies: @Malla
  63. Chris Moore says: • Website

    The fundamental targets of the NATO warmongers in this crisis are not Donbass, nor even Russia, but Germany, and China’s One Belt, One Road initiative. They are trying to keep Germany down, and China out; failure to do both means that the US will become an isolated rust-belt island thousands of miles away from the core economic block of the world.

    But ZOG says we’re the chosen “indispensable” nation. How can we NOT be the center of the universe?

    The same development also spells the forthcoming end of the dollar as the world’s financial reserve currency, while America’s time as a sole military superpower has already clearly ended. This is a classic example of the Thucydides’ Trap, the moment when an emerging power threatens to displace an existing great power as the hegemon of the age, a transition which all too often is accompanied by a war of desperation.

    ZOG just needs to rattle its Superhero Sabers! The entire universe will tremble! Marvel Studios will show these Ruskie villains up for what they are!

    NATO’s aggression towards Russia is not born of but of fear. In just three decades, we’ve gone from the ‘End of History’ to the looming end of the Dollar Empire. The push for war in Ukraine is an attempt to recover from the defeat of the Anglo-Zionist Jihadi adventure in Syria, and the debacle in Afghanistan. Perhaps, when it ends just as badly, they will finally learn a bit of humility, but I guess none of us will hold our breath.

    How dare you speak with such impudence, goyim peon! The War on Terror was the sequel to the Good War! It even had a Pearl Harbor moment! ZOG is surely going to punish you mightily, heretic!

  64. Mefobills says:

    The same development also spells the forthcoming end of the dollar as the world’s financial reserve currency,

    and

    Nick Griffin: The US is bankrupt, and threatened with this being drastically exposed by a new subprime debt disaster with the collapse of the shale gas debt bubble, and by the steady erosion of the reserve currency of the dollar.

    Using Federal Reserve Notes (private bank credit as money) is not a blessing. Triffin’s dilemma means that you cannot stimulate your own economy without stimulating the world economy. The “dollar” as purchasing power, soon leaves the nation, and destroys nation-hood. This is why our (((friends))) have always worked in the monetary sphere, pushing Atlantacism and Finance Capitalism…. the “capital” is to be international, and free to work and derive blessing for the self-chosenites, rather than their labor. Of course, other equally sordid gain taking mammonites like to become fellow travelers with our (((friends))). London or Wall Street anyone?

    The U.S. is NOT BANKRUPT, when you shift your viewpoint away from private bank credit (hypothecated into existence at debt). The U.S. has plenty of natural resources, an educated workforce, and still some industry. Immigrating low IQ third world people is actually the most fatal blow permanently damaging the country.

    Public debts can be carried on the books forever and not serviced. Or, they can be serviced in a way that is beneficial. Japan deals with their public debts which they owe to themselves. Japan’s postal bank holds lots of “savings” from Japanese housewives, who get some of the interest recycled from government to pay public debt, and this interest then returns to the working economy.

    If you owe money to yourself, denominated in your own currency, then you are not bankrupt. It is like bending over and shouting at your right pocket, which is empty, while your left pocket is full.

    The debts can be erased, and in many cases there is nobody on the other side of the debt instrument making claims. Many public debt claims can be erased as there is no benefit to paying them off… it would cause a depression since all the money in existence (almost all) is debt based. When you pay off a debt instrument, the debt money (bank credit) disappears at the same time.

    The quickest way to do a debt erasure is to let the private banks fail, and then nationalize them, then analyze the ledgers for sordid gain taking. Those “creditors” who are making excessive claims, or have already been paid say 1.5X the principle, are given a haircut. They don’t get to continue to make claims against the productive parts of society, or the world.

    Behind the nord-stream, and desire to keep Germany down, are the (((Atlantacists))). Atlantacism got its start with the first debt spreading bank – the Bank of England (BOE). Atlantacism also includes Judeo-Christianity, funded into existence with stock market capital, to then erase usury from collective consciousness. Judeo-Christianity and Judasim are “creditor” class religions, sanctioning said creditors and their gain takings.

    Our friends wanted a debt spreading bank to control a country, and worked out their plans while on sojourn in Amsterdam. The Bank of Amsterdam was a DEPOSIT BANK, so our friends could NOT TAKEOVER the lowlands. Our friends operated in the Stock Market, especially with 700 unlicensed Sephardic Jews inventing the modern stock market mechanisms such as gets/puts and forward contracts. The city fathers in Amsterdam stepped in because the Stock Market capital was creating chaos, and they created the Bank of Amsterdam in January of 1609. They forbade Jews and all others from engaging in banking. The BOA was to prevent unscrupulous money changers ruling the course of exchanges. The banks most vital feature was that it was a CIVIC and not privately owned or managed institution.

    The usurpation of money power that derives from and belongs to society, to then use for personal benefit, is at the root of Atlantacism and finance capitalism.

    The wrong side won in WW1 and 2.

    China is Industrial Capitalist, a form of economy invented in the Colonies, and which won the revolutionary war. America is operating with a parasite in its brain, causing it to malfunction. The parasite won out by 1912, and the country of the founding was no more.

    • Replies: @Chris Moore
  65. windwaves says:
    @awry

    I tend to disagree.

    I am under the impression that the US military is weak. Both at the personnel and equipment level.

    Defeat after defeat after defeat generally does not help with morale, and that negative effect is compounded by the fact that US soldiers are very well aware of the stupidity of each and every war they participated in. As to equipment I suspect that recent US technological advances are ineffective; in addition they are often behind their adversaries.

    I am not substantiating the above sorry guys, but the key here is that it’s an impression based upon regular knowledge and keeping up to date with whatever info is available out there; now, everyone knows that not even the highest most informed authorities in the US or Russian military really know each other strengths and weaknesses !

    Now, on top of that, and regardless of the above, I feel pretty strong about the fact that the US would be at a disadvantage if facing Russia on European territory (Ukraine). Of course there are no certainties in wars, but this one would get pretty close to being one. I do think US forces would be annihilated.

    Finally, my point, which has been my biggest fear for a few years now: it is the US that once cornered will go nukes. They have done it before. They will do it again, first. As always.

    On a side note, since you mentioned the cancer state: since they have been target practicing against civilians for decades they probably have very good aim. They just have not faced a true enemy recently. Just like the US has not either.

  66. @Bardon Kaldian

    – TPTB made inventory: When the dollah goes Germany goes, when the dollah
    and Germany are gone all that will be left of Israel is a smudge on the
    map; Tierra del Fuego is nice but a bit bereft of goyim to fleece,
    Hong Kong and Shanghai are gone, stuffing more TPTB into NYC will achieve
    critical mass i.e. they would have to steal from one another.
    TPTB must have Odessa (again) and the Crimea (for the dachas),
    and they will fight to the last Ukie.

    Actually I was (pleasantly) surprised Nick could be so coherent (and cogent) 😀

  67. windwaves says:
    @Miro23

    They’re already sick of US neocon/CIA interference in their countries and are aware that they can do better economic deals with Russia and China.

    Sadly, I am not so convinced about that. There’s some growing sentiment along those lines, however what these days appear to demonstrate in my view is just how impotent they are.

    I do find it disgusting that European nations are not capable to dig in and regain at least a bit of their sovereignty with respect to first a disfunctioning EU and second the US failing imperialism.

    • Replies: @Brian Damage
  68. Bookish1 says:
    @Peter Rabbit

    Most battles between Indians and whites were short skirmishes where a few hundred or so were killed on both sides. In the entire history of the Indian wars less than 20,000 Indians were killed. There was no genocide because after whites conquered the Indians we clothed them, schooled them. And they weren’t treated too harshly.

  69. Athena says:

    Russia & Ukraine: The Critical Hour – A Light Conversation on Dark Subjects

    By Ray McGovern

    https://raymcgovern.com/

    ,, As an aside, I noted that Blinken does not know how to pronounce Foreign Minister Lavrov’s last name — and usually mispronounces Ukraine, as well. (In both cases, the accent is on the last syllable.) This is not mere pedantry; a country’s’ top diplomat really should show enough respect for foreign counterparts to pronounce their names correctly — especially easy ones with only two syllables.”

    • Replies: @Dave Bowman
  70. anonymous[139] • Disclaimer says:

    ‘Let’s you and him fight’ is the US hope. How much independence the Ukrainian regime has is hard to determine. Their president seems to be wavering and not on board with a full war but may have little say-so in what’s taking place. As usual the US is shielded from the consequences of its actions, the death and destruction to take place on someone else’s territory. This the usual pattern; people like the arrogant Stoltenberg, a politician but not a military authority, can jeopardize millions of people but would be one of the last to be affected by his recklessness.
    US’s economic/political system has been dependent on constant expansion. However, it may have hit some barriers with Russia being an obstacle. When faced with such a block the US responds with violence since its own long term viability is at stake. The irresistible force meets the immovable object. Because of its system the US is aggressive by nature and so if there’s not war here right now there’ll be war elsewhere later. The long running propaganda narrative of “Munich” can be turned around here: failure to stand up to the US now only delays it for having to do it later.

  71. Mefobills says:
    @RoatanBill

    Nuclear reactors are “green” by definition. Even a committed Gaia lover like Michael Shellenberger has admitted as much and is now pushing nuclear as the only possible option available

    They are not green when you factor in externalities.

    Externalities are the cost to the environment – not priced, say when storing nuclear waste or having to clean up from a disaster. The price is born by the taxpayer, not the stockholders of the utility. The French full cycle nuclear system, where they use breeder reactors to reduce waste is the most green nuclear system.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-nuclearpower-astrid-idUSKCN1NY27A

    If it were up to me to design a power system (which it isn’t), I would use state credit channeled into mass production of solar panels. More state credit would be used to restart industry to build out the giant diodes necessary for the grid to withstand an EMP pulse. Only Siemens makes the big diodes today, and it takes 6 months of lead time for them to make one.

    Storage of excess power is the main problem, not one of generation. More than enough power can be generated by Solar. Pumped hydro is the simplest storage solution, and there are thousands of sites suitable for this type of storage in the U.S. Satellite imagery has detected the sites, and many are remote, which in turns means strengthening the grid.

    I would also have plenty of peaker natural gas plants stationed around the country, as they can be brought on line pretty quick if there is ever an emergency.

    As long as the U.S. is finance capitalist, then civilizational planning falls to wall street. Sane long term civilizational solutions are obviated by short term gain taking.

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
  72. Avery says:
    @Data

    {If Ukraine had nukes }

    I am sure you know how it goes…..If one’s aunt had balls, she would be one’s uncle: but she don’t, so she ain’t”.

    People imagine that having a nuke or two gives a country an insurmountable offensive edge against another nuclear powered country. It is actually a quick shortcut to national suicide.

    “If” Ukraine nuked Moscow, the rest of Russia is so huge that it would survive. But the entirety of Ukraine — particularly the UkroNazi scum — would be converted to a radioactive wasteland. Chernobyl all over Ukraine. Only sparing perhaps Novorossiya. And why do you think Russia is so adamant that Ukraine stay out of NATO? Or else.

  73. Avery says:
    @windwaves

    { NATO Europe is a US military base: a bunch of vassals who have no sovereignty. Sadly so.}

    Sadly so, and so true.

    Even formerly proud, formerly authentic, independent Gaulist France has been reduces to a vassal state by Anglo-American Globalists. And France wasn’t even military conquered by US in WW2 like Nazi Germany was.

    People may have forgotten, but some years ago France was happily going to sell 2 Mistral ships to Russia for US\$1.2 billion or so. Everything was signed, down payment paid, ready to go…..until US pressured France to nix the deal, which France did. France paid back Russia the down payment, and lost the opportunity of the sale.

    De Gaul turned in his grave that day.

  74. Sepp says:
    @Sean

    “War” won’t stop Russia’s COVID clown show

    By now you are probably aware that the leaders of the Donetsk and Lugansk republics called for an evacuation of women and children to Russia. Evacuees who make the trip to Rostov will receive 10,000 rubles (\$130) from their generous Russian hosts.

    But that’s not all they’ll receive:

    More than 2 million rapid tests for testing Donbas refugees for COVID-19 will go to the Rostov region.

    This was announced at the operational meeting by the Minister of Health of the region Yuri Kobzev.

    According to him, if necessary, vaccination will be organized for refugees. Now there are more than 500 thousand doses of the vaccine in the warehouses of the region.

    Half a million clot-shot doses that nobody wants, rotting in a warehouse. What to do with this mountain of unproven genetic goo?

    “We have all these unwanted Sbershots just lying around—uh, maybe we can inject the evacuees?” Even the suggestion is totally gross.

    This sounds like something Anna Popova, chief dominatrix of Russia’s “federal service for human wellbeing”, would do. And sure enough, Popova flew to Rostov last night to supervise the welcome party:

    It is noted that the specialists of the department in the Rostov region work at checkpoints across the state border, organize work on the early detection and isolation of people with fever, signs of illness, and also control the timely provision of medical care to them.

    • Thanks: Joe Levantine
  75. obewon says:

    Well said, al gore rhythms!

  76. @Bragadocious

    Wikipedia is no more considered a credible source. Don’t quote it if you want to be taken seriously unless it’s for movie rankings and things that really don’t matter.

    Listen to this very eloquent 20 minute speech made by Indian Politician Sashi Tharoor at the Oxford Union.

    The damage done to India by the British was immense. One of Bill Bryson’s books talks about England’s stately homes but leaves out the source how these estates were created.

    The opium that was rammed down China’s throat using British cannons will and never be erased from history.

    The great Bengal famine during WWII was instigated by Churchill, who diverted Indian grain to British troops in spite of knowing that this would cause a famine, a famine that killed five million.

    The Moguls are often cited as outsiders but they married Indians and assimilated while the British were colonizers and were forbidden from assimilating with the natives and channeled wealth to Britain.

  77. @Malla

    Listen to this very eloquent 20 minute speech made by Indian Politician Sashi Tharoor at the Oxford Union.

    The damage done to India by the British was immense. One of Bill Bryson’s books talks about England’s stately homes but leaves out the source how these estates were created.

    The opium that was rammed down China’s throat using British cannons will never be erased from history.

    The great Bengal famine during WWII was instigated by Churchill, who diverted Indian grain to British troops in spite of knowing that this would cause a famine, a famine that eventually killed five million.

    The Moguls are often cited as outsiders but they married Indians and assimilated while the British were colonizers and were forbidden from assimilating with the natives and made to channel wealth to Britain.

    • Replies: @anonymous
    , @Barr
    , @Malla
    , @Barr
  78. @Peter Rabbit

    I assume your comment is satire, in particular I like the hilarious line “down from around four million down to a few thousand.” You sir should write for the Babylon Bee. Did you know 950,000 Sioux were akshually exterminated at Wounded Rushing River? And they were all babies? There endeth the English history lesson for today. Peter Gabriel will have a song ready by 6 pm.

  79. Chris Moore says: • Website
    @Mefobills

    Would this be a fair summary of what you wrote, in layman’s terms?

    ZOG the moneychanger took over the US Government via the US stock exchange, the mechanics of which ZOG invented for just that purpose before there was even a US Government. And ZOG the moneychanger is attempting to take over the entire world using the US stock exchange as a model, and using the US Military to enforce the US stock exchange model upon the world.

    (I call it “layman’s terms,” but maybe its really “Christian terms” of ethics and morality, meaning people who don’t play by Christian rules would admire the ambition, ruthlessness, and clever, power-grapping maneuver, and seek to emulate it for their own purposes, or to prevent ZOG from using it to rule the world and destroy them as a rival, whereas soft Christians are too high minded to survive as a dominant power, which takes cunning and brutality towards “out” groups, like the Romans exhibited. At any rate, is that a fair summary?)

    • Replies: @Mefobills
  80. anon[103] • Disclaimer says:

    Another great Unz catch, widely reviled personages saying quite reasonable things. Like Anglin, Griffin makes perfect sense when he’s not talking about wogs.

    One cavil: the Zombie “Thucydides trap” canard lurches from the grave again. Can we please kill it with fire, once and for all? The Thucydides trap is for people who never read Thucydides. Athenian decline didn’t cause that war. War started when the Peloponnesian League concluded that Athens was not going to leave them alone. And this war will start when the SCO accepts the fact that CIA is not going to leave them alone.

    When that happens, the SCO should make sure to target the command center, as promised. For our liberators’ convenience, the relevant coordinates are 38° 56′ 45″ N / 77° 9′ 53″ W. Please use a Tsar Bomba for good measure.

    • LOL: InnerCynic
    • Replies: @Mevashir
  81. @Mefobills

    For most people, ‘green’ in the context of a power plant, means it does not add to the GHG hysteria. Since existing nuclear waste is usually kept on site in spent fuel ponds, the waste hasn’t actually hit the broader environment the way a spent coke bottle hits the landfill.

    Any nuclear waste buried in specially prepared facilities will most likely be retrieved in the future to use up the energy they still contain. The old reactor designs used less than 1% of the fuel before the mechanical aspects of the fuel rods contained cracks and other abnormalities that caused them to be removed. Reprocessing these rods was available for a price and to the best of my knowledge Russia was the primary source for this capability and is probably why reprocessing was rarely used. Those “waste” rods contain valuable nuclear fuel that the modern reactor designs are capable of consuming.

    I’m an EE and spent years working for Con Ed in New York on power generation. I wrote the software that did the thermodynamics modeling of their non nuclear power plants.

    I’m a strong supporter of solar on individual roof tops up to the size of a large warehouse because these provide power local to where it is needed even if it can’t supply 100% of the facilities needs at any instant in time. I’m not in favor of the huge solar farms except in special situations, since at best they output 30% of the time and require an investment in transmission lines that then are a wasted resource 70% of the time. I’m down on wind for many reasons, not the least of which are the mechanical aspects and the ultimate need to get rid of tons of toxic chemicals when the units are no longer viable.

    Solar and wind are technologies that don’t scale well. Up to a point, they are fine. Past that point they have issues that make them less attractive. That’s where the latest generation nuclear designs step in.

    I’m opposed to building more of the older nuclear designs currently in use, specifically anything with a pressure containment building.

    All the schemes for energy storage aren’t needed with the modern reactor designs. The idea is for smaller plants closer to where they are needed with the ability to add modular units as necessary. These units are to be built in factories and shipped by truck to where they are installed. They also supply a tremendous amount of power in a small footprint, produce nuclear medicine currently in short supply, can produce the material for RTG’s needed for long range space flight, can desalinize water, produce industrial heat, etc, etc, etc. If you haven’t looked into what’s available today, I suggest almost anything by Kirk Sorensen on YouTube. A general overview is available via:

    Nuclear is the only technology that can supplant all the fossil fuel generation the world currently relies on.

    • Agree: Avery
    • Disagree: Agent76
  82. anonymous[363] • Disclaimer says:

    they used Islamic terrorists to destroy Libya and attempted to use them to break up Syria.

    No, you cocksucker, Nick Griffin… those “muslims” who indeed ally (get used by) with the enemies of Islam, cannot be “Islamic.”

    O you who have believed, do not take the Jews [the likes of the neocons, IsraHellis…] and the Christians [the likes of Bush, Blair, Obama, Trump…] as allies. They are [in fact] allies of one another. And whoever is an ally to them among you – then indeed, he is [one] of them. Indeed, Allah guides not the wrongdoing people.: The Blessed Quran

    Can there be any greater enemies of Islam as the non-exhaustive list of names I quote?

  83. @Bragadocious

    Brits murdered tens of millions in India through starvation genocide

    Lovely. Historical sources, please.

    Or Retract – you historically-illiterate shithead.

  84. @Rev. Spooner

    Wikipedia is no more considered a credible source. Don’t quote it if you want to be taken seriously unless it’s for movie rankings and things that really don’t matter.

    Yeah, well, duh. Obviously, I linked to that article as a starting point. Churchill’s Secret War is an excellent book about the 1943 famine and I heartily recommend it. Crucially, it wasn’t written by a Brit.

    OTOH, if the stuff in that Wikipedia article was all lies, you can bet the Brits would have it taken down. But it’s stayed up for years. The Brits are known to maniacally edit and eliminate wiki articles that reflect badly on them.

  85. @Notsofast

    he should question whether a person in such an obvious state of mental decline should be trusted with the launch codes of the world’s largest nuclear arsenal

    That would probably get him a CIA assassination squad – courtesy of a third-party “terrorist” organisation, of course.

    • Replies: @Avery
  86. Athena says:

    Anglo-US and French bankers unite to digitalize the world under the rules of the Chatham House (Mi6 cheerleaders and NATO friends):

    http://emergingmarkets.me/events-commodities-trading-usa-2022-houston-june-7-8/

    “EVENTS: Commodities Trading USA 2022, Houston, June 7-8”
    Posted on February 14, 2022

    ”Oil majors BP, ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips, Chevron and Eni and banking giants Goldman Sachs and BNP Paribas will be among participants in Commodities Trading USA 2022, an in-person conference in Houston on June 7-8 organised by Reuters Events.

    The forum will take an overview of global commodities trade and focus on key present-day features of global business such as energy transition, the digitalisation of trading, alternative lending and changes in supply chains.

    You can find out more by downloading the event brochure.

    The conference programme includes more than 20 case studies and closed-door executive workshops and roundtables under Chatham House Rules.”

  87. A123 says:
    @RoatanBill

    You are correct.

    Small Modular Reactors are being building in the U.S. in a government / private partnership. The first NuScale facility will be at the Idaho National Nuclear Laboratory (1) complex. Savannah River Nuclear Laboratory [SRNL] (2) will be next.

    The NuScale SMR’s are U235 based. Between use of familiar concepts and starting with existing approved sites, this solution should come on line fairly quickly.

     

     

    Long term, Thorium power is the obvious choice. Rare Earth Element extraction yields Thorium, which is considered waste. Thus, it is a fuel source that is “near free”. The U.S. has enough Thorium buried in the Nevada desert to meet America’s power needs for years (3).

    [MORE]

     

     

    Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors [LFTR] are particularly appealing as they:
    — Avoid issues with solid fuel cracking.
    — Virtually zero potential for generating weapons grade material.
    — Operate at normal atmospheric pressure.
    — Produce very little high level nuclear waste.
    — Inherently safe. Reactor fuel is not water soluble and is solid at room temperature.

    LFTR is a proven technology. Oak Ridge Nuclear Laboratory [ORNL] (4) ran a pilot scale reactor from 1965 – 1969.

     

     

    The U.S. should speed development of LFTR technology instead of wasting money on destructive solar and wind failed solutions that destabilize the power grid.

    PEACE 😇
    __________

    (1) https://www.energy.gov/ne/articles/nations-first-small-modular-reactor-plant-power-nuclear-research-idaho-national

    (2) https://www.neimagazine.com/news/newsdoe-deal-for-small-reactors-at-savannah-river

    (3) https://energyfromthorium.com/2006/07/07/how-to-throw-away-eight-years-worth-of-electricity/

    (4) https://www.daretothink.org/msr-development-programms/lftr/lftr-tech-talk/

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
  88. Mevashir says:
    @RoatanBill

    Very interesting post. Thank you. A number of years ago I met an engineering graduate student here in Colorado from Kuwait. He was involved with desalination projects. He told me that desalination produces an enormous amount of toxic brine that nobody knows how to manage. He said that the salinity of the Persian Gulf has already risen noticeably due to the numerous desalination plants running along its Western shoreline.

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
  89. @Sean

    Russia has a functional alliance with China and the Beijing Winter Olympics close on Feb 20, which is when the Russian exercise are scheduled to end. Putin will bring down the curtain on Ukraine tomorrow

    Congratulations !! Your posts actually get stupider and more worthless by the week.

    Are you Jewish ?

    • Agree: Wj
  90. Miro23 says:
    @anon

    “The push for war in Ukraine is an attempt to recover from the defeat of the Anglo-Zionist Jihadi adventure in Syria, and the debacle in Afghanistan.

    Agreed that it’s a ZioGlob push for war – but not for those reasons.

    Their media hyped Covid on a giant scale, and now they’re doing the same with Ukraine.

    I may be wrong, but both look like manufactured crises to cover a US financial meltdown. If they launch a false flag supposed “Russian” cyber attack on the West (shutting down banking, communications, transport) then I’d be sure about it. The idea is blame China (Covid) and Russia.

    The WEF/Davos are basically finance/hedge fund people and they want to exit the financial Armageddon they’re about to inflict on the US – take their profits – but not take the blame.

  91. anonymous[363] • Disclaimer says:
    @Rev. Spooner

    The great Bengal famine during WWII was instigated by Churchill

    Yes, that bastard Malla conveniently omits that one.

    Another fellow here mentions that this Malla scum may be of anglo-indian origin (hence the label “bastard”). Hmm… if true, that may explain why he acts as the whitey’s resident housenigger all the time. If not true, well, he is still all of that.

    The Moguls are often cited as outsiders but they married Indians and assimilated

    Good point, and I have made it too. The Mughals may have been invaders, but they were not plunderers (at least no more than what the dot-dindus did amongst themselves, and everything did remain in the “family” of India, right?), unlike the barbaric albinoniggers, who subsequently erected their own grand evilisation on stolen wealth.

    Even now, these albinonigger beggars find the need to steal a meagre 7billion from a most poorest and wretched land!! Despicable creatures!!

    Perhaps said bastard can come up with a justification for that. 😀

    And finally, let us not forget that the Mughals brought the blessing of true monotheism to rabidly pagan savages (phallus worship anyone?), and a majority still remains so even after centuries. What a cursed people.

    • Replies: @Barr
    , @Malla
    , @Malla
    , @Barr
  92. Agent76 says:

    Feb 4, 2021 American admiral claims US is on the brink of nuclear war with Russia and China. Oh, really…?

    America’s four-star Admiral Charles Richard issued a public warning that the US is on the brink of a nuclear war with Russia and China, stressing that US forces must shift their principal assumption from ‘nuclear employment is not possible’ to ‘nuclear employment is a very real possibility.’

    January 29, 2022 Bipartisanship: US House Races Massive Ukraine Weapons Transfer to the Floor!

    In Washington the global US military empire is a bipartisan affair. With a trillion dollar yearly military budget, there are plenty of opportunities for both the position and the opposition parties to thrust snouts deeply into the trough.

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/bipartisanship-us-house-races-massive-ukraine-weapons-transfer/5768558

  93. @windwaves

    South American countries are already switching sides. For decades, democratically elected populist governments were toppled by US aided coups after coups. If US approved leaders were functional and lifted the lives of ordinary folks, all would have been good. Instead, it was always for the benefit of the elite few and US corporations.

    Technically, Brazil and Argentina should have been rich countries given the natural resources and arable land they have. For a glimpse of what happened, just look into the history of United Fruit company.

    European countries probably will not side with China and to some extent Russia but in the near future they might be more independent of the US and the Anglosphere. Brexit was the start of it. Europe may stop interfering on behalf of US, stay neutral and trade with both US and China.

    • Replies: @Clyde
  94. Agent76 says:
    @RoatanBill

    Only if you want mankind dead!

    Apr 26, 2021 Chernobyl: 35 years after the nuclear disaster | DW Documentary

    A senior engineer who worked building the reactor, a maternity doctor from a local hospital, and an 11-year-old girl evacuated from Pripyat survived, as did a firefighter who served in Reactor Block 4 and an army officer who was in charge of removing radioactive debris from the reactor’s roof.

    March 10, 2021 How dangerous is the Fukushima nuclear plant 10 years after Japan tsunami?

    Thursday marks 10 years since an earthquake and tsunami in Japan that resulted in three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant melting down.

    https://www.wqad.com/amp/article/news/nation-world/fukushima-daiichi-nuclear-plant-safety/507-ee317cf9-1eae-45cc-9d6e-33aff668b3da

    Jan 28, 2014 Fukushima Plume Prediction

    Radioactive contaminants from Fukushima are carried across the Pacific Ocean by currents, the strongest of which is the Kuroshio, and spread along the West Coast of North America by complex coastal processes. Models predict that radionuclides from Fukushima will begin to arrive on the West Coast in early 2014, mainly in the north (Alaska and British Columbia) and then move further south in coming years before appearing in Hawaii in small amounts.

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
  95. Clyde says:
    @Sean

    Thanks for the reply. Sundays are slow here, I am digesting and might burp it up.

  96. Clyde says:
    @Brian Damage

    Your anti-United Fruit Co brief is 50 years dated. We demand cheap bananas in America and cheap Guatemalan pineapples too.

  97. Anon[859] • Disclaimer says:

    Hasbara is working overtime this weekend. They are all over all the political websites. Appears their chiefs realize the War Party is losing control of the narrative.

    • Agree: Kolya Krassotkin
    • Replies: @Kolya Krassotkin
  98. @A123

    Thanks for the addition of the visuals. There are various SMR (Small Modular Reactor) designs and some of them are ridiculous like the one Bill Gates is backing in the north west. It’s using liquid sodium as the heat transport. Anyone familiar with basic chemistry knows that cold sodium will burst into flame or even explode (via hydrogen production) in contact with water. Molten sodium is therefore a bomb waiting for ignition.

    For other readers:
    SMR is a category, not any particular design. Anyone interested may encounter another acronym – MSR which stands for Molten Salt Reactor of which LFTR (Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor) is a type.

    I’ve spent lots of years reviewing the technological development in modern nuclear designs and LFTR checks all the right boxes. Any design that relies on solid fuel, like pebble bed and others, is a loser.

  99. Avery says:
    @Dave Bowman

    {That would probably get him a CIA assassination squad }

    You don’t think they would if they could?
    And don’t you think they have at least considered their options, if not actually tried* and been thwarted?

    Putin is the most hated person in the world by the GloboWest.
    They figure if they can get rid of him, all their “problems” will go away.
    They figure they will get another Yeltsin, whom they can puppeteer as they like.
    Well, they might: but they also might get a far more nationalist Russian leader than they planned for. And will wish for the good old days of balanced leadership of Putin

    btw: regarding {“he (Putin) should question whether a person in such an obvious state of mental decline”} [Notsofast]. Putin already did: but he is too sophisticated and professional to insult Biden like Biden insulted Putin. Wishing good health to Biden is Putin’s way of telling him he knows that Biden is senile and going down the Long Dementia Hill.

    [Putin Responds To Biden’s ‘Killer’ Comment By Wishing Him Good Health | NBC News NOW]

    _________________________________
    *
    https://consortiumnews.com/2014/08/08/was-putin-targeted-for-mid-air-assassination/

    […. but some U.S. intelligence analysts think Putin, whose plane was flying nearby, may have been the target of Ukrainian hardliners who hit the wrong plane, writes Robert Parry.]

    btw: the so-called “Ukrainian hardliners” here are what you described as “…courtesy of a third-party “terrorist” organisation, of course.”

    • Replies: @Sean
  100. @RoatanBill

    I agree with this entire post including rooftop solar. The New Green Deal is just another scam.

    I know you are a proponent of electric cars, and so correct me if I’m wrong, but it seems to me this falls squarely into the scam category.

    My understanding is that far more energy is required to produce the electric car than would be saved during its lifetime.

    Can you clarify this for me?

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
  101. @Mevashir

    There’s lots of interest in desalinating water, but there’s usually no mention of what gets done with the salt. Just dumping it back into the ocean is short sighted but probably the only half baked solution today. The liberated fresh water eventually reaches the ocean as that’s where almost all water ends up to make the effort ecologically neutral. It’s the time frame that makes the difference.

    There are spots in the oceans where high salinity underwater “rivers” flow as a naturally occurring phenomenon. There are also deep trenches where there is very little current and hence little chance of mixing properly placed salt with the surrounding water. Trouble is that it’s way too expensive to do the placement.

    CATL recently announced a sodium battery that they are already producing in quantity. The salt could be their raw material to extract the sodium. Then the problem becomes what to do with the chlorine and other minor elements.

  102. @Agent76

    It’s the stupid people, determined to stay ignorant, that don’t want to educate themselves about what is possible today that are the loudest in trying to keep the only possible technology from saving the current level of civilization.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt.
    Mark Twain

    Instead of telegraphing your ignorance, why not take some time to see what decades of research and engineering has discovered.

  103. @Zachary Smith

    Zachary Smith – Wikipedia is utterly useless on anything which is politically contentious – including Nick Griffin and Brag’s Indian famines.

    It’s fine for electron energy levels in hydrogen atoms, but crap for anything which might have political significance.

  104. @Ralph B. Seymour

    I think one has to look at the overall life of the vehicle and not just it’s production stage.

    It’s really a waste of time to argue over the electric vehicle pollution issue, even if they were more polluting, which they are not. The momentum is behind EV’s and there’s little to stand in their way of overtaking almost all other land based transportation technologies.

    But because you asked :

    The obvious fact is that an electric motor naturally produces rotary motion while a reciprocating engine has to convert vertical motion to rotation and that conversion process ruins it’s efficiency. Since we rely on wheels, rotary motion is the wheels natural compliment.

    However, EV’s will crater the US’s power grid unless steps are taken for a smooth transition to them. Nuclear is once again the obvious choice to add capacity quickly with the modern designs that don’t require years of construction. Sodium batteries will help reduce pollution inherent in Lithium extraction and should reduce battery costs by about 30%.

    As far as the actual production of the vehicle is concerned, it replaces a mechanical drive train and fuel tank with one or more motors and a battery. The rest of the vehicle is still 4 wheels and a passenger compartment. The batteries are slated for a second life as storage in homes and other not so intensive use after they’ve degraded or the vehicle is scrapped way before the battery’s estimated 500,000 mile useful life. There are recycling plants in the design stage to recycle the batteries to essentially mine them for the valuable elements.

    I’ve heard no rational argument that doesn’t rank EV’s as less polluting than traditional vehicles.

    • Replies: @A123
    , @DevilAdvocate
  105. Phibbs says:

    Though I am ex-military, I hope the Russians kick the (woke) butts of Israeli-Occupied Government forces if it comes to that.

  106. Mefobills says:
    @RoatanBill

    Nuclear is the only technology that can supplant all the fossil fuel generation the world currently relies on.

    I’m not hostile to the full cycle of nuclear power generation especially including breeder reactors.

    But, every nuclear proponent leaves externalities out of account. They have a cost. Even digging up old cannisters of spent fuel for later use is a cost.

    What was the externality cost of Fukashima? It cannot be calculated. Germany has decided that the externality cost is not worth it for nuclear.

    Rebuilding the housing stock to be highly insulated would be another way to improve the future, and would not waste so much energy for heating and cooling.

    Another method for storing energy when the sun doesn’t shine, is to freeze water for your air conditioning in hot climates. At night, the HVAC system goes into reverse, cooling the house with the latent heat of the ice.

    The cost of solar cells have dropped to the point where utilities are installing solar, and not even thinking about nuclear. That said, some of the small nuclear reactor designs are pretty cool, and if they can be used to stabilize the grid, and don’t have externalities, then why not?

    Personally, I think Germany junking their nuclear reactors is beyond stupid. You don’t do that unless you have an alternate source of power on hand.

    Merkel did ask Putin to build the NordStream, so maybe it is geo-politics to pull Germany out from under the clutches of the Atlantacists? Junking the nuclear power plants creates a political crises.

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
  107. Thim says:

    With a deluge of videos from Russia today showing massive columns of armoured vehicles heading to the border, and with the war already started in Donbas, and the HNIG Austin saying the invasion has already begun, can we all just stop the arguing and say as one: ONWARD TO LONDON GREAT RUS…???

  108. @Zachary Smith

    “The massacres at Wounded Knee and Sand Creek ought not be combined …”

    Native Americans were perfectly capable of carrying out their own massacres well before Columbus sailed the ocean blue.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crow_Creek_massacre

    Archaeologists from the University of South Dakota, directed by project director Larry J. Zimmerman, field director Thomas Emerson, and osteologist P. Wille, found the remains of at least 486 people killed during the attack. Most of these remains showed signs of ritual mutilation, particularly scalping. Other examples were tongues being removed, teeth broken, beheading, hands and feet being cut off, and other forms of dismemberment. In addition to the severity of the attack, most of the people showed signs of malnutrition and many had evidence of earlier wounds, likely from other attacks. This evidence has suggested to scholars that lives of people of the Initial Coalescent culture were under more stress than was thought; they have theorized that the people were attacked by another group or several groups of the Initial Coalescent culture in the area in competition for arable land and resources.

    In other words, the kind of unpleasantness that characterised a great deal of human prehistory.

  109. Iron Curtain was lifted from Eastern Europe.

    But ever since Jews took over the US, the Zion Curtain has descended upon all the West.

    Time to rid the world of the Zion Curtain as well.

    So-called NATO should be called the New York Pact.

  110. @Mefobills

    All the original nuclear power plants were based on a design the patent holder deemed dangerous and struggled to get cancelled. Alvin Weinberg was unsuccessful in stopping light water reactors from being built because the US military wanted the plutonium that would result from their fuel cycle. He also held the patent for the molten salt reactor and wanted it to be used because he knew that high pressure high temperature water was an accident waiting to happen. Fukushima and Chernobyl validated his fears and to a lesser extent, so did Threemile Island.

    He championed thorium as the fuel because it won’t produce usable byproducts suitable for weapons. He wanted molten salt reactors because they operate at near atmospheric pressure but with very high temperatures far more efficient than any water based design. A thorium reactor is a breeder reactor by definition since thorium is not fissile but is fertile when hit with a neutron.

    What was done decades ago is something we have to live with as there’s no way to rewind the clock. What we can do now is use what we’ve learned and produce plants that were shown to be reliable in the 1960’s at least on the demonstration level. Since then, new materials, new knowledge and newer designs have helped refine the test model to the point where some of the smartest people in the industry can only quibble about nits.

    No technology is without negative consequences. The thorium fuel cycle can consume what is now considered nuclear waste and thus use up materials with ridiculously long half lives in large quantities producing tiny amounts of still hazardous material with about 500 year half lives. To my mind, the trade off is a no brainer. It also goes from fuel efficiencies of less than 1% to over 99% while using a fuel, thorium, that is 3 times as abundant in the earths crust than uranium and is currently considered a nuisance by product of traditional mining. The fact that the US has 100 years worth of Thorium buried in barrels in the Nevada desert to provide 100% of projected energy needs is a plus.

    Germany hasn’t decided anything. Germany’s politicians have decide to pander for votes using nuclear as an issue because their populations have been propagandized for decades knowing absolutely but incorrectly that nuclear is dangerous without any supporting evidence. Nuclear power is the safest form of energy by a wide margin, but the average person is too ignorant to know that. The average person believes that Fukushima and Chernobyl were nuclear explosions. They were hydrogen gas explosions that tore up the facilities that then leaked radiation. The hydrogen was created when the zirconium cladding of the fuel rods allowed for the disassociation of water producing free hydrogen and oxygen, essentially a bomb. There’s neither water or zirconium in a MSR.

    Your ice cube reference tells me you’re not an engineer. At scale that’s a ridiculous proposition as is solar and wind. It is the scaling that dooms those technologies because they can’t do the entire job that’s required. You talk about externalities but then don’t consider scaling as an externality to the basic theories in a real world environment.

    CO2 is not a pollutant and the entire global warming / climate change issue is bullshit IMO. I want the end of fossil fuel use because its one of the main drivers of what’s wrong with the world’s economies and is an obvious source of actual pollution and military adventures. Access to energy and food are going to become even greater challenges and flash points in the near future than they are now. The sooner we can get rid of one of the primary control points limiting the availability of reliable energy, the better, and only nuclear does the whole job at scale.

    • Agree: A123, YetAnotherAnon
    • Disagree: Badger Down
    • Replies: @Mefobills
    , @YetAnotherAnon
  111. anon[161] • Disclaimer says:

    No expert here, but wasn’t it somewhere around 2014 that Joe’s son Hunter got a very well paying job with Burisma, a Ukrainian gas company? At the very same time Joe the vice president had control of financing and weapons to Ukraine?
    Could that be connected to the current crisis?
    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/11/29/polish-former-president-hunter-biden-got-burisma-job-family-name/

  112. Barr says:
    @anonymous

    In Mike Davis’ book Late Victorian Holocausts: El Niño Famines and the Making of the Third World, he argued that “Mogul India was generally free of famine until the 1770s. There is considerable evidence, moreover, that in pre-British India before the creation of a railroad-girded national market in grain, village-level food reserves were larger, patrimonial welfare more widespread, and grain prices in surplus areas better insulated against speculation.” The Mogul state “regarded the protection of the peasant as an essential obligation,” relying on “a quartet of fundamental policies—embargos on food exports, antispeculative price regulation, tax relief and distribution of free food without a forced-labor counterpart—that were an anathema to later British Utilitarians.”

    The Marathas, another major pre-British power in India, forced local elites to feed the hungry during famines. The British were horrified, calling this the “enforced charity of hundreds of rich men.”

    The Sikh Empire ruled in Punjab, where many of the protesting farmers are from. Its rulers enacted land reforms even while fighting the Mughals and the British.”

    ….1878 study published in the prestigious Journal of the Statistical Society that contrasted 31 serious famines in 120 years of British rule against only 17 recorded famines in the entire previous two millennia.”

    The British imposed new humiliations: “Requiring the poor to work for relief, a practice begun in 1866 in Bengal under the influence of the Victorian Poor Law, was in flat contradiction to the Bengali premise that food should be given ungrudgingly, as a father gives food to his children.”

    May be the author is lying .We have to wait to hear what some Imams or Sheiks or Pandits or RSS BJP are saying .

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
    , @Malla
  113. Barr says:
    @Rev. Spooner

    1 As H.H. Khondker noted, British writer W.H. Moreland in the 1923 book From Akbar to Aurangzeb “made a distinction between” “work famines” under British imperialism and precolonial “food famines.” During the pre-imperialism period, people starved because of actual food shortages. Under imperialism, people starved because they were poor, had no employment, and therefore couldn’t be fed under a Victorian morality that said you couldn’t get something for nothing

    2Famine had been a recurrent feature of life in the Indian sub-continental countries of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, and reached its numerically deadliest peak in the late 18th and 19th centuries. Historical and legendary evidence names some 90 famines in 2,500 years of history.[1] There are 14 recorded famines in India between the 11th and 17th centuries. Famines in India resulted in more than 60 million deaths over the course of the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries. The last major famine was the Bengal famine of 1943. A famine occurred in the state of Bihar in December 1966 on a much smaller scale.[2][3] The drought of Maharashtra in 1970–1973 is often cited as an example in which successful famine prevention processes were employed.[fn 1] Famines in British India were severe enough to have a substantial impact on the long term population growth of the country in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Famine largely ended by the start of 20th century with the Bengal famine of 1943 being an exception related to complications during WW2.  http://self.gutenberg.org/articles/eng/Famine_in_India
    During the era of British rule in India (1765–1947), 12 major famines occurred (in 1769–1770, 1783–1784, 1791–1792, 1837–1838, 1860–1861, 1865–1867, 1868–1870, 1873–1874, 1876–1878, 1896–1897, 1899–1900, and 1943–1944) which lead to the deaths of millions people (Maharatna, 1996).–https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2018GL081477
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-36339524 discusses the passivity and fatalism of British “Famines recurred in 1869 and 1874. Between 1876 and 1878, during the Madras famine, anywhere from four to five million people perished after the viceroy, Lord Lytton, adopted a hands-off approach similar to that employed in Ireland and Orissa.
    By 1901, Romesh Chunder Dutt, another leading nationalist, enumerated 10 mass famines since the 1860s, setting the total death toll at a whopping 15 million. Indians were now so poor – and the government so indifferent in its response – that, he stated, “every year of drought was a year of famine.”

    British India experienced two quick famines in quick succession in 1874 and again in 1877 Millions died in the seond one because of nonintervention policies of Raj.. Page 17 RCC Perspectives No. 2, The Imagination of Limits: Exploring Scarcity and Abundance (2015)
    https://www.jstor.org/stable/26241313

  114. Anonymous[917] • Disclaimer says:

    I fully abree with Nick Griffin’s analysis here.

    I have no sympathy for the current leaders in Washington, Ottawa, London and Kiev. It is now very clear that all the media hysteria orchestrated by our Intelligence community had a single purpose: to ship armement to Kiev so they end up attacking the Donbass and hopefully trigger Moscow to cross the line into Ukraine.

    Isn’t it the same line of reasoning that the US with the CIA used to start the Vietnam war. And who won the Vietnam war? It is unfortunate that people loose memory … or might not have the competence required to hold their offices.

    Who is going to suffer?

  115. @Athena

    a country’s’ top diplomat really should show enough respect for foreign counterparts to pronounce their names correctly

    Indeed.

    But that would of course require an obscenely-rich, obscenely-arrogant, lying, unscrupulous, utterly ruthless, power-crazed, Russia-hating, war-mongering Ashkenazi filth to give a shit about the dignity of Goyim – or even just the correct professional requirements and time-honoured (White-designed) diplomatic formalities of his own role.

    ((( Not a chance ))).

    • Agree: Athena
  116. This is good but it’d be a lot cooler if he named Jewish Power.

    This isn’t about saving Ukraine from Russia but using Ukraine as battering ram against Russia to further Jewish Imperialism.

    • Replies: @Exile
  117. @Bragadocious

    Those murdered in cold blood, true Yankee-style, at Wounded Knee, had no guns. It was a typical ‘turkey-shoot’ so beloved by the Septics, like the slaughter on the Kuwait-Basra Highway in 1991.

    • Replies: @Swaytonious
  118. @Barr

    The ‘rations’ given to the forced labourers during famines in India, after they were grudgingly ‘granted’ after agitation by the likes of Florence Nightingale (reminding us that many English remain human, even if their ruling classes are not)were less than those given to forced labourers in Belsen. The ideology of the English and other Anglo ruling classes, towards the ‘lesser races’, has always been, and remains, genocidal.

    • Replies: @Old Brown Fool
    , @Barr
  119. @Anon

    Americans have abysmally short historical memories, but not so poor that they’ve already forgotten the 20 years, countless lives lost and trillions of dollars wasted in Afghanistan and ending with Joe Biden and friends running out of the country like whipped curs.

    The War Party should have at least finagled a congressional or Senate investigation, (even with a foregone conclusion), on what went wrong in Afghanistan with vague promises “to never let it happen again,” before they again began banging the drums for another optional war against the latest “Hitler du jour.”

  120. Funniest comment ever. The ultimate ‘okay boomer’ hilarity.

  121. @Barr

    The English elite have NO problems with the rich receiving huge sums for no expenditure of effort, through the wonders of profit-gouging, interest on debts, share dividends and exploitative practises in the colonies. These parasites will happily, however, consign millions of men, women and children to horrifying, lingering, deaths, to save a few pounds. And the descendants of these monsters, unchanged from their forebears in psychology and temperament, rule today throughout the Anglosphere, and they are presently going mad with hatred and rage at the prospect of one of their most profitable victims, the Chinese, outdoing them, and refusing to bow and scrape before the White Gods anymore.

    • Replies: @The_Masterwang
  122. Wars make us safer in the end. I agree.

    I say let’s invade Israel and West Bank and liberate Palestinians from Zionist genocide. It will also end Wars for Israel that have killed so many Arabs in Middle East & North Africa.

    Also, let’s have a civil war where we finally destroy the treacherous forces of globalism once and for all. Nothing cleanses the planet like war.

    So, I’m in agreement with Washington Post and the Deep State on the salutary effects of war. (Of course, their idea of ‘more wars’ is to serve Jewish supremacist hegemony. My idea of just war is to counter and defeat it. Which would be better for the world?)

    • Replies: @nokangaroos
  123. @Rich

    Nobody says it wasn’t a good massacre. Except the Indians. Sure the population numbers came back. No hard feelings.

    • Replies: @Rich
  124. @mulga mumblebrain

    Unfortunately, in the case of India, the attitude of previous ruling classes towards their own working classes was no less genocidal. Caste system dehumanizes the ‘other’.

    While it is true that there were always famines in India, under all rulers, (for example the Jain sources mention a 12-years-drought and famine in the 4th Century BC), details are sketchy; whereas the British period is more extensively and meticulously documented, thus the details of famines are more. We cannot conclusively say the British rule was better or worse than the preceding Mughal, Sultanate or Hindu rules when it comes to famines.

  125. A123 says:
    @RoatanBill

    It’s really a waste of time to argue over the electric vehicle pollution issue, even if they were more polluting, which they are not.

    I’ve heard no rational argument that doesn’t rank EV’s as less polluting than traditional vehicles.

    I do not want to drag this thread further off-topic, we probably need to wait for a more suitable topic. The key reason why EV’s are more polluting is mass. While EV’s are more efficient per kilogram, the much higher curb weight in in each size class makes them less efficient per kilometer.

    PEACE 😇

    • Disagree: RoatanBill
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  126. Ukraine can not implement the Minsk agreements simply because Russia stands in the way. Lay aside the fact that the agreements are simply a suicide note. Puin’s Russia is the one with the responsibility of the gfirst step. He must

    1. Get his troops out of the Donbas along with removing all mercenaries and colonists.
    2. He must turn complete control of the region back to Ukraine.
    3. Control of the border must be turned back to Ukraine.
    4. All aggressive actions of Russia must cease.

    Once all of those things are done, then and only then can Ukraine’s part be implemented. Note that Russia has stood in the way at every step. Now he’s attempted false flags by shelling the area they occupy, and raving about non-existent mass graves. Putin is desperate to get a casus belli that the world will buy. So far, his ravings have been blown off as the lies they are. Putin is a participant, no matter how much he lies to the contrary. He has made Minsk a dead letter.

    • LOL: Realist
    • Troll: RoatanBill
    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  127. Athena says:

    US accusations of an imminent Russian invasion

    Russian UN ambassador responds to US ‘war propaganda’ in interview w/Grayzone
    MAX BLUMENTHAL

    https://thegrayzone.com/2022/02/15/russian-un-ambassador-us-war-propaganda-grayzone/

  128. Exile says:
    @Bragadocious

    Nick Griffin is hardly a Hail Brittania God Save the Queen patriotard. You might as well criticize Pat Buchanan for U.S. war-making in the Middle East.

  129. S says:
    @Peter Rabbit

    On December 29, 1890, 500 troopers of the 9th US cavalry surrounded Spotted Elk’s encampment and set up four rapid-fire Hotchkiss-designed M1875 mountain guns.

    It was the 7th US Cavalry (Custer’s old regiment) that was at Wounded Knee. The 9th US Cavalry (ie the ‘Buffalo Soldiers’) were 50 miles away at the time.

  130. Exile says:
    @Priss Factor

    Nick has named the Jew on many occasions. He’s not ignorant or controlled opposition.

    Not sure where he’s living nowadays but he may still be subject to Britain’s internationally notorious libel laws and criminalization of “hate speech.”

  131. @Notsofast

    This has nothing to do with war and nuclear arsenal, but everything to do with Russia’s trade bypassing the US \$.

    http://biblicisminstitute.wordpress.com/2015/03/17/the-truth-about-the-conflict-with-russia/

  132. Mefobills says:
    @RoatanBill

    Your ice cube reference tells me you’re not an engineer.

    I am an engineer. The ice idea is not “at scale,” it is done at each home. Good try with the ad-hominem.

    The Chinese are already looking at the idea. Basically a home unit heat pump makes ICE during the day during a cool cycle. At night, when solar incidence is low, then individual homes are cooled by the ice. The heat pump, moves heat from the home to the ice reservoir, increasing efficiency of the system.

    It is “shifting the load” which is the dominant variable. The energy equations are to be compared to storage costs, whatever the storage solution ends up being. It could even be converting electricity to hydrogen if there is a breakthrough in hydrogen conversion and storage efficiency. Whatever is cheapest and most reliable will win out.

    Again, the assumptions for solar are that there is a surplus of electricity during the day, and that energy storage is the real constraint. There is a mad dash of funding going into flow batteries, liquid metal batteries, compressed air, and other schemes for storage.

    For the most part, the market is not looking for a nuclear solution.

    China is experimenting with a thorium reactor. Maybe they see it like you do, and it is worth investigating. I’m not hostile to nuclear, but it is not a panacea… the solution will end up being a mixed solution.

    • Replies: @Badger Down
  133. @RoatanBill

    Nuclear + Stupidity
    They certainly go together. When Japan’s Fukushima plant went up in steam, they wondered where all the water was coming from. There was tons of it: 400 tons every day. They hadn’t realised they had built the reactor ON A RIVER. They knew they had built it on Tsunami Beach, but they forgot how big some of the tsunamis were.

    For Safety and Green, they checked all the other reactors in Japan. One was on a fault line and all of them are in earthquake country.

    The USA is much bigger: lots of land and deserts. Have they found a safe place for nuclear waste yet? Just how is nuclear Green?

    Britain is much smaller. Maybe they can send their nuclear waste to poor countries in Africa. How Green is that?

    • Disagree: YetAnotherAnon
    • Troll: RoatanBill
    • Replies: @Swaytonious
  134. Wj says:
    @Sean

    The iraq war had to be done and Bush made no mistake there. ?? You destroy your credibility with idiocy such as this.

  135. Ktulu says:

    The most serious question to ask here is not who benefits from constant threats of “muh Russian invasion” or to analyze the future of the Eurasian economy: none of these things are particularly surprising. What the most serious question there is to ask here is: how likely is a third world war to emerge? A hot third world war of course, one could make the case we are observing a third world war now and have been since October 2019 or whenever exactly the Hong Kong protests began.

    But how likely is it that the Russians have agreed perhaps with the Chinese that if the Russians were to have their hand forced in Ukraine that the Chinese would simultaneously attack Taiwan? How likely is it that in such an event the Iranians might commence ballistic missile attacks directly against Israel? That the Chinese might cut off shipping to the U.S.? That hypersonic missles launched from Russian submarines might cripple the refineries in Houston and Texas City?

    How much is the west blindly playing with fire? And none of that is even mentioning the possibility of nuclear war.

    • Replies: @Petermx
  136. @Realist

    Wait till your country is utterly defeated by the Jew, twice.

    • Replies: @Realist
  137. Rich says:
    @Peter Rabbit

    A handful of disgruntled Indians tried to turn Wounded Knee into a rallying cry. Didn’t work. You have been miseducated on the history of American Indians. Most tribes were peaceful and worked with the White settlers. Intermarriage wasn’t uncommon and friendly tribes prospered. One Indian actually served as Vice Pres. It was only hostiles that suffered,just as they would have in wars against other Indians. It’s all just anti-White propaganda.

    • Replies: @The_Masterwang
  138. Sean says:
    @Avery

    Putin is the most hated person in the world by the GloboWest.
    They figure if they can get rid of him, all their “problems” will go away.
    They figure they will get another Yeltsin, whom they can puppeteer as they like.
    Well, they might: but they also might get a far more nationalist Russian leader than they planned for. And will wish for the good old days of balanced leadership of Putin

    Yeltsin made war on Chechenia. What determines whether a leader of Russia throws its weight about is nothing to do with their politics or personality, but whether the country’s strength is increasing. The relevant variable is the price of energy, which was low under Yeltsin and rose for (Yeltsin’s chosen successor) Putin. So while Russia’s cash reserves are mounting, Putin can keep up the pressure by credibly menacing Ukraine from his own turf.

  139. anonymous[363] • Disclaimer says:
    @Bardon Kaldian

    Wait, was that a slam against Russia?

    I thought you Zrbian murdering bastards were loyal cocksuckers of the Russkies?

    What made you sour on them? Not enough support for your kind’s genocidal psychopathies?

  140. Petermx says:
    @Ktulu

    I think it’s unlikely they would agree on this ahead of time.

  141. @mulga mumblebrain

    It’s called the laws of nature. The weak exist to be consumed. Therefore anything that empowers you is by definition good, no matter how distasteful or cruel or “fascist” it may seem.

    • Disagree: DevilAdvocate
    • Replies: @DevilAdvocate
  142. @Rich

    If they prospered why are they now in reservations, broken and hopeless?

    • Replies: @Rich
  143. anonyms says:
    @Supply and Demand

    … and de-clawed the worst habits of the Subcontinentals, who I firmly believe to be more base, disgusting, dirty, and culture-less than the African.

    Well, with the worship of queer deities, rapist deities, manimal deities, shiva’s phallus, etc., what passes for a human, can’t get more baser, disgusting and dirty, yeah!

    You are on solid ground here.

    The Portuguese made a beautiful, blended colony that followed Christ …

    But, sadly for your kind, this one is on quicksand. 😀

    Following one perceived mangod is not any less batshit crazy than following other perceived mangods. Conceptually, father/son mangods, reincarnation of father into son, etc., is no different between your two pagan sewers. So, you may wish to temper that enthusiasm for your equally godless faith.

    You are followers of what I like to call, hindooism-lite. On the Day, both you pagan vermin will be treated similarly by the Best of Judges. God willing.

    I suppose, I too will be taken to task for being so abrasive, but what can I do, I truly and viscerally hate whitevil psychopathy, and all forms of paganism.

  144. As usual, Nick has analyzed the current situation with a very clear and accurate lens. Bravo!

  145. Malla says:
    @Supply and Demand

    The British oversaw the famines and made all of them worse.

    On the other hand, if there is one power to thank for fighting famines in India, it are the British. LOL Goa is a tiny part of India, a tropical land on the coast. My respects to the Portuguese Empire, it had its own pros and cons. But the Portuguese were very fundamentalist religious with Goa having its own Inquisition. the Hindus there still have beef about it until now but being Hindus (Third Worlders) they most probably hype things up. The British on the other hand were very tolerant. Why do you think the British succeeded in conquering the huge subcontinent while the Portuguese with a head start could not? Many reasons, but the British were better at building better relations with Indian powers. The Portuguese sucked at it. The ferocious Rajput Kings willingly joined the British Empire by treaties with the British East India Company because they were pissed with the Marathas. Just like why the Swanas of Africa willingly joined the British Empire because they were pissed with the Zulus.

    Brits mismanaged everything like they always do,

    This is the dumbest bullshit I have ever heard. But I will let Chinua Acebe, the famous Nigerian Igbo writer who did criticize colonialism on the aspect of culture had to admit later in his book ‘There was a Country’, p. 43.

    “The British governed their colony of Nigeria with considerable care. There was a very highly competent cadre of government officials imbued with a high level of knowledge of how to run a country. This was not something that the British achieved only in Nigeria; they were able to manage this on a bigger scale in India and Australia. The British had the experience of governing and doing it competently. I am not justifying colonialism. But it is important to face the fact that British colonies were, more or less, expertly run.”

    hand over the keys to Jews,

    it are the Jews who fucked things up, no ability to run a direct Empire, just run from behind the scenes like slimeball. When Jews started appearing as “English Gentlemen” (Samuel Montagu, Clemsford etc…) in the Government of India (British Raj) everything started unravelling, the people rose up in revolt and the Empire in India came to an end. So much for the “Chosen People” bullshit.

    The Portuguese made a beautiful, blended colony that followed Christ and de-clawed the worst habits of the Subcontinentals, who I firmly believe to be more base, disgusting, dirty, and culture-less than the African.

    Yup that is the exact attitude, why Portuguese Empire in India remained a tiny enclave of Goa and some others like Daman, Diu. Tiny insignificant pieces of land as compared to the Gigantic British Empire in India next to it. With attitudes like that , no wonder the Indians preferred allying with the Brits rather the arrogant Portuguese even thought the Portuguese had a huge head start by centuries.

    • Replies: @DevilAdvocate
  146. Malla says:
    @American Bulwark

    Well Sir, I do not belong to the Anglo-Indian community, I am a Kayastha from Utter Pradesh State of Northern India. But you are right about the sensible part. Maybe some ancient Aryan gene (from 1500 BC period) suddenly triggered up and became dominant in me (and some in my family but unfortunately not all) which makes us think more rationally than most Indians.

    I wish the Indian Subcontinent was made up of your type.

    Well I blame the mutiny in 1857 for that. After the Mutiny the Brits became a bit more prudish and started to keep apart from Indians. Before that Brits (and Frenchies and Dutchies too) would mix a lot with Indians and bonk a lot of Indian women (mostly Muslim with some with Persian/Arab ancestry but some Hindus too including Brahmins, arrogant Hindus comparatively more racist and castist than Muslims) and the Anglo-Indian community was growing. It stopped with the mutiny.

    • Replies: @American Bulwark
  147. @Quartermaster

    I should think that Russia has more right to control Ukraine than the Jews who make up 80% of the Ukrainian government and oligarchy currently running/ruining Ukraine. It’s just that Russian needs a war to establish that control while Jews can do it through “democratic” elections. Funny that.

  148. @Mefobills

    Some Finns are developing heat batteries. Why mess around converting heat into electricity and back again? Just store the heat and use it in winter. If summer’s too hot, use the stored coolth.
    Japan totally missed an opportunity when it took the nuclear path instead of geothermal. Hot lava everywhere and what do they do? Duh!
    https://www.renewableenergyworld.com/baseload/worlds-first-magma-enhanced-geothermal-system-created-in-iceland/

  149. @Priss Factor

    What you describe is a peasant uprising and historically none of them
    have been successful (Victrix causa dis placuit sed victa Catoni) so your
    only hope is “your” side loses the Next War and loses big 😀

  150. @RoatanBill

    “The sooner we can get rid of one of the primary control points limiting the availability of reliable energy, the better”

    Up to a point. The earth has to get rid of the heat, AFAIK infra-red radiation is the only way it can do that. We do not want infinite amounts of energy because how do we get rid of it?

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
  151. @Peter Rabbit

    You can’t say exterminate if they are still around to moan and complain.

  152. “Why would anyone expect the heirs of those who obliterated Wounded Creek, Dresden and Hiroshima to give a flying fig for the well-being of a few hundred thousand impoverished Slavs?”

    It is true that everyone is prepared to commit genocide in the pursuit of power.
    https://www.ghostsofhistory.wordpress.com/

  153. @YetAnotherAnon

    https://news.mit.edu/2018/how-earth-sheds-heat-space-0924

    The more efficient the process, the less heat is generated. An EV motor is almost 3 times as efficient as an ICE. A nuclear reactor has fewer steps between fuel source and watts of power than traditional power plants. We need to limit heat that’s unnecessary.

    • Agree: Realist
  154. Realist says:
    @Badger Down

    Wait till your country is utterly defeated by the Jew, twice.

    If gentiles, who are the vast majority, allow it so be it.

  155. Malla says:
    @Rev. Spooner

    Reverend Reverend Reverend, with due respect reverend, you know your Bible too well, history too little. Indeed it is Pastors and Reverand types who caused all these problems, moral superiority and all that, write up stuff criticizing Western behaviour to high heaven to feel morally superior, except slimey and cunning marxists and third World Nationalists got hold of that stuff and twisted them for propaganda purposes. They were the idiot libtards of their days. Chinese running amok killing missionaries and missionaries in the USA lying through their teeth persuading the Muricans for China against Japan only to have the monster CCp today hell bent in helping kike in White genocide.

    Anyways, your so called eloquent speech!! By slimeball Congressi MP Tharoor, an Indian politician!! Wow, how naïve of you Reverend.
    Tharoor’s salient claims have been debunked to hell and back Allen (2018); Roy (2018); Faulk (2019); Saini (2017); Pillalamarri (2015); Kassam (2015); MacKenzie (2015); Keay (2015); Maitra (2017); French (2015); Lloyd (2017); Nelson (2017); Robinson (2017); Mishra (2015); Datta (2018); Keay (2017); Foreman (2015); Sabhlok (2018); Patel (2015); Worstall (2015); Masani (2017); Matthews (2017); Arangala (2017); Roy (2020); Chaudhry (2019); Dalmia (2015); Ganie (2018); Collett (2017); Thapar (2018); Vadukut (2015); Vadukut (2017); Worstall (2020); Worstall (2017); Tabir (2018); Gady (2015); Worstall (2018); Masani (2017).
    All of Tharoor’s points are bullshit and can be debunked.

    The damage done to India by the British was immense.

    No, the benefit done to India by the British Empire was immense.

    The opium that was rammed down China’s throat using British cannons will and never be erased from history.

    Pure bullshit, opium was a State monopoly of the earlier Mughal Government of India, Arabs have been selling opium to China from the 7th century, China was producing 10 times the opium at that point in time but Bengal opium was more in demand because of their high demand, Indian kingdoms like Malwa outside the British Empire at that time was supplying opium to China via Central Asian route, most of the opium revenue came to India, to Indian budget not British. The British did not push opium through China’s throat, contrary to popular myth, it was China which was losing silver and the Chinese Emperor in typical autocratic style had all the opium thrown in the sea. Without warning, a big sum of money. The Chinese looked at the Europeans and most foreigners as barbarians to be treated as fit. It was not done because of addiction of that time but because it was China that was losing Silver.

    The great Bengal famine during WWII was instigated by Churchill, who diverted Indian grain to British troops in spite of knowing that this would cause a famine, a famine that killed five million.

    I will debunk this bullshit in a later post.

    • Replies: @Barr
  156. @Sean

    That’s silly as the kulaks were the ones who produced surplus.. it was typical leftist equalization of bringing the top down instead of the bottom up.

  157. @mulga mumblebrain

    We do like to act with finality. Never forget that the Migratory asiatic Tribes people refer to as Native Americans chose to stand with the British against the United States in the War of 1812.. everything that happened to the Migratory Asiatic Tribes thereafter was merely a consequence. They proved to us that they would always be a threat and a vector for invasion by other powers and thus has to get the Irish treatment for generally the same reasons as the British.

  158. Malla says:
    @Barr

    http://self.gutenberg.org/articles/eng/Famine_in_India

    nd reached its numerically deadliest peak in the late 18th and 19th centuries.

    False, the worst famines was during the Islamic periods.

    [MORE]

    During the era of British rule in India (1765–1947), 12 major famines occurred (in 1769–1770, 1783–1784, 1791–1792, 1837–1838, 1860–1861, 1865–1867, 1868–1870, 1873–1874, 1876–1878, 1896–1897, 1899–1900, and 1943–1944) which lead to the deaths of millions people (Maharatna, 1996).–

    The fact is before the Europeans came, records were not well kept. But famines have been happening In India way before the British came, it were the British who stopped famine in India.

    From 1500 AD to 1700 AD (pre British Islamic period) we have records of food scarcity and famine all these years
    1509, 1520, 1521, 1525, + 1526, 1527, 1528, 1539, 1540 to 1542, 1544, 1550, 1555-1556, 1557, 1550-ish, 1551 1552 1553 1554 1555 + 1556 1557 1558 1559, 1564, 1572 – 1573,1574-5, 1575, 1576, 1577, 1578, 1579, 1582+3, 1583,1585 etc. 1586 +7 1587, 1588, 1590, 1591, 1595, + 1596-8, 1597 + 1598, 1607-9, 1613, 1614 + 1615-6, 1616 + 1617, 1618, 1619, 1620s, 1622

    1626, 1628, 1629, 1630, 1631, 1632, 1634, 1635 1636, 1638, 1640, 1641 or 2, 1642, 1644, 1646-8 1647, 1648 +9, 1649, 1650-1, 1651, 1658-61, 1659, + 1660-1, 1661 1662-3, 1663, + 1664, 1665, 1668, 1669-70, 1670-71, 1671, + 1672-3, 1673, + 1674, + 1675, 1677, 1678, + 1679, 1681, 1682, 1684, 1685, + 1686, to 1687-9, 1688, + 1689, 1690, 1694, + 1695-6, 1696, + 1697, 1698, 1699-1700.

    From 1700 AD to 1757 AD (Battle of Plassey when the British took nominal control of Bengal there have been records of famines or food scarcity in some part of India EVERY YEAR except 1713, 1714 and 1726. Let that sink in. Out of 56 years from 1700 to 1756 (pre-British period) there have been food scarcity or famine recorded in India for 53 years!!.

  159. Malla says:
    @Barr

    In Mike Davis’ book Late Victorian Holocausts

    Mike Davis is a lying Trotskyist propogandist bastard. Since the British Empire was overall very benevolent there were not may acts of brutality which was common in Communist and Islamic regimes, so they Marxists decided to twist facts on famine. I have debunked him completely here on this page.
    https://www.unz.com/article/the-chinese-communist-party/

    As H.H. Khondker noted” During the pre-imperialism period, people starved because of actual food shortages. Under imperialism, people starved because they were poor, had no employment, and therefore couldn’t be fed under a Victorian morality that said you couldn’t get something for nothing…..
    was in flat contradiction to the Bengali premise that food should be given ungrudgingly, as a father gives food to his children.”

    LOL LOL LOL
    What are they smoking? History is against them however.

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    For example, even before the Brits conquered any part of India, during Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan’s reign, we had the appalling famine of 1630-1631. In India a failure of the seasonal rains had always meant famine, in the precise sense of a deficiency of food throughout the area affected. From time to time the Moslem chroniclers record the horrors of famine in one region or another, but their descriptions are rhetorical rather than precise, and now for the first time we are in a position to check their rhetoric by the observations of Europeans on the spot. The monsoon of 1630 failed almost completely over a tract comprising Gujarat and Ahmadnagar, with portions of Bijapur and Golconda, and before the end of the year the local stock of food was exhausted. Supplies were
    available elsewhere, but it would have been impossible to bring them to the heart of the affected region, because transport animals need food and water along their routes, while the country was bare of grass, and the streams and ponds were dry. The choice before the population thus lay, as the chronicles show it always lay, between flight and starvation. The former alternative was chosen by the more energetic, and the country was largely depopulated ; many of those who remained died of starvation, sometimes evaded by suicide, or postponed by robbery and by cannibalism. The official record of the reign tells us that ‘ men began to devour each other, and the flesh of a son was preferred to his love ’ ; a Dutch merchant, who lived through the calamity, noted that ‘ men lying in the street, not yet dead, were cut up by others, and men fed on living men, so that even in the streets, and still more on road journeys, men ran great danger of being murdered and eaten.’
    No one rose in revolt against Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan either.

    The famine of 1631 does not stand by itself. The sources of information are very incomplete, but we know that famine conditions prevailed with varying intensity in one part of India or another in 1636, in 1643, in 1645, in 1646, in 1648, in 1650, in 1659, and, over an exceptionally wide area, in 1661. The extent and intensity of the calamity of 1631 stand out ; but the record we have given forbids us to think of famine as something outside the ordinary experience of the time. We must regard it rather as a spectre in the background, always visible to peasants, labourers and artisans, and coming forward from time to time to wreck the social and economic life of one region or another.

    An Indian account of what is now the western portion of the United Provinces (where my ancestors come from) , written about the year 1788, tells of the inhuman measures taken to extract money from the peasants in a period of famine by the officers of Maratha King Mahadji Scindhia, who then dominated that region. One of his tax-collectors, we read, ‘ tied rags to the bodies of the rich and poor alike, and, pouring oil on them, set them on fire. . . . Crowded rows of men arc seen streaming from one place to another in search of food. Famine and robbery have enhanced their agony, and a third evil, viz., Mahadji’s tax-collectors, has now been added to the other two.’

    The Tughlaq Dynasty under Muhammad bin Tughluq held power during the famine centered on Delhi in 1335–42. The sultanate offered no relief to the starving residents of Delhi during this famine. Pre-colonial famines in the Deccan included the Damajipant famine of 1460 and the famines starting in 1520 and 1629. The Damajipant famine is said to have caused ruin both in the northern and southern parts of the Deccan. The 1629-32 famine in the Deccan and Gujarat, was one of the greatest in India’s history. In the first 10 months of 1631 an estimated 3 million perished in Gujarat and one million in the Deccan. Eventually the famine killed not only the poor but the rich as well. More famines hit the Deccan in 1655, 1682 and 1884. Another famine in 1702–1704 killed over two million people. The oldest famine in Deccan with local documentation sufficiently well-preserved for analytical study is the Doji bara famine of 1791-92. Relief was provided by the ruler, the Peshwa Sawai Madhavrao II, in the form of imposing restrictions on export of grain and importing rice in large quantities from Bengal via private trading, however the evidence is often too scanty to judge the ‘real efficacy of relief efforts’ in the Mughal period.

    Mughal officials took no long term measures to fight famines in Kashmir, and the land tax system of Mughal India often contributed to the scale of famines by depriving Indian peasants of much of their harvest in the good years, denying them the opportunity to build up stocks.

  160. Barr says:
    @mulga mumblebrain

    Churchill Balfour or Palmerston nor Liz Truss or Cameron nor Tony Blair are aberration . They are the nodes on the horizontal chain of being — a system that generates its placeholders .

    Fall can often arise from many reasons . When the placeholders ‘s interests don’t fully square with the interest of the system or system wants to solve a temporary problem with measures that go against its founding ethos or rules – system withers away or dies violently from within .
    West is facing both and many more contradictions .

  161. @Badger Down

    The US has.. found a place.. 700ft below the surface in a giant salt plug in the middle of a desert. Of course the left saw to its never being used.

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  162. @Malla

    You sound like a very sensible man but it’s too bad that some of my fellow Americans, albeit only racists ones, label your fellow Indians “blacks with brains” (that’s to distinguish you from “blacks with braun” I suspect). As to your historical reference regarding miscegenation between European races with the native women, yes, it’s too bad that we didn’t fulfill our duties to completely Christianize and civilize Indians but ran away with the tail tucked between our legs, just because one half naked fakir was up in arms. I do believe that India would have been better as a Protestant nation and a leading light to the Third World… just look what we have achieved in South Korea.

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  163. Barr says:
    @Malla

    How a Global Drug Trade Funded the British Empire
HarperCollins India (August 2021-)—“Of course, opium was produced even during Mughal times. By 1688, Bihar’s annual output was over 4,000 chests. The East India Company accelerated poppy growth. Between 1830 and 1839, the area under cultivation doubled. By 1860, it doubled again. In three years, it doubled yet again. So, over a century, the lands devoted to opium cultivation went up by almost 800%. A Benaras Opium Agency and a Bihar Opium Agency came up to cater to the business in Uttar Pradesh and Bengal/Bihar respectively. Obscene profits were generated because of back-breaking exploitation of the peasants. https://thewire.in/books/book-review-opium-inc-british-raj-narco-state

    To understand the implications and the magnitude ,we have to compare the pharmaceutical output of Opium and the illegal manufacturing and cultivation in Colombia Burma Afghan and in Brazil or Honduras or Mexico and forced transport by government t CIA and drug lords . To understand the abuse,we have to compare the opiod use by someone having a myocardial infarction or hip bone fracture receiving morphine to someone lying in the alley with needle in the vein trying to push the fentanyl .

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  164. Rich says:
    @The_Masterwang

    Many Indians left the reservation and disappeared into the vast White population through intermarriage. Others chose to stay on the reservation. Why do many Whites stay in poor regions of the country? Family, familiarity, lack of ambition? There’s a lot of reasons people don’t leave poor areas, not every starving Irishman got on the boat to America, either. And not all res Indians are poor, some get a nice stipend from the gambling receipts along with free housing. Not every human being wants to join the rat race. And if you’re going to be poor, wouldn’t you rather be poor among your own people?

  165. Malla says:
    @Rev. Spooner

    The Moguls are often cited as outsiders but they married Indians and assimilated

    Mughals were better than the Delhi Sultanate before them but yes , they looted India and were brutal too.

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    During the 16th century, 7.4 million Indians were dying due to famine, but Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan was was killing countless in his wars, gave only Rs 1 lakh (100000) for famine relief. To give you a perspective, Shah Jahan’s queen or Empress’s spending during famine years personally was Rs 10 lakh or 1 million. So let’s get this straight, the great Mughal Emperor of India spent 10% on famine relief when millions were dying, 10% of the money her wife spent year or luxuries. What charity!!!
    First Mughal Emperor Babur “loved” India so much that he refused to be buried in India after death! When the foreigner Babur conquered India to create the Mughal Empire, the first thing he did was loot out the treasure, treasury built on land taxes of Indian farmers (90% revenue came from land taxes), but not on the people of India but on his soldiers and generals. Then he channelled the money of Indian people and gave it to the Islamic world, he enriched the Islamic World by looting out Indian wealth. Gave loads of Indian money to foreign places like Samarkand, Khorasan, Mecca and Medina. He showered his relatives in Tajikistan and Xinjiang with gold and jewels, looted on Indian money, Indian mostly Hindu farmers were taxed, Hindus paid jaziya so that the wealth can flow to the Islamic World. He showered so much Indian wealth on his Mughal Army that they gave Babur the name “Kalandar”.
    Mughal Emperor did consider India as as his own country, he did try to stop Sati, was tolerant towards other religions, stopped jaziya tax on Hindus. Sure, that is true. Even Emperor Akbar, who was more tolerant, well tolerant by Islamic Indian standards. When in 1658, he conquered the Chithorgarh kingdom of Rajputs, Akbar had 30000 Rajputs killed. And this is not a single incident, there were many similar cases. Akbar would give money from the royal treasury to Muslims going to Hajj pilgrimage, about 15000 pilgrims would go to hajj. Money mostly contributed by Hindu farmers to a foreign country, Arabia. In 1576, he gave Rs 6 lakhs (Rs 600000) to Hajj from Agra city to Arabia. To get this in perspective, in those days, a bullock cart driver would earn Rs 3.5/ month, a barber in India in those days would earn about Rs 0.5 (50 paise per month).
    One more habit our great Mughal Emperors had was shifting capitals at whim and wasting huge amount of public money made on the backs of poor over-taxed Indian farmers. Emperor Akbar destroyed old Mughal buildings and made a new Capital which took 16 years to make and 10% of Mughal revenue was spent on these luxuries. One must remember, British tax rates (5 to 15%) were far far lower than Mughal/Maratha tax rates (33 to 50%) and in return the British gave modern universities, modern ports, railways, modern hospitals, libraries and the lot, loads of public goods for the people of India, which the pre-British government never did. After conquering Gujrat region of India, Emperor Akbar decide to waste taxpayers money on a new city, Fatehpur Sikri. The next Mughal Emperor Jahangir ruled for just 12 years, he changed his capital several times in between Agra, Delhi and Fatehpur. Wasting loads of Indian money at whim. The next Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan (built Taj Mahal), in the year 1628, he spent loads of money for Nawroz (Persian New year celebrations) where Mughal nobles were given titles and expensive gifts. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan gifted his favourite wife Mumtaz Mahal, Rs 5 million and Rs 2 million to her daughter, Imperial princess Jahanara!!! To get this in perspective again, in those days, a bullock cart driver in India would earn Rs 3.5/ month, a barber in India in those days would earn about Rs 0.5 (50 paise per month). And these Mughal elites are splurging wealth built on overtaxed farmers. But when a famine appeared in two years later in the Indian regions of Golconda, Malwa, Ahmednagar and Gujrat saw a horrifying famine which took the lives of 7.4 million people, the same Emperor spent a total of Rs 100000 on his people. So lets get this in perspective about this Mughal Emperor scumbag. Gifts Rs 5 million on his favourite wife, 2 million on his spoilt daughter but spends just Rs 0.1 million total on his people for a famine which killed 7.4 million Indians!!!. And guess what, he himself was responsible for this famine!! because in his military campaigns down south he burnt down the crops of the farmers. So he was personally responsible for the death of 7.4 million people!! Of course they were foreigners, they had come to loot and enjoy life on the cream of the impoverished nation. And trotskyite crackpot monkeys like Mike Davis, in their psychotic hatred for European Colonial empires who were far more humane, are showering with praise!!! BTW while the masses of Indians were poor, 15 to 20 percent of Indian GDP was spent on the Mughal court in luxuries! 70% of Indian GDP was spent on just 700 odd nobles while the masses in India lived in horrifying poverty. Remember 90 percent of their revenues came from taxes, mostly land taxes on poor hapless overtaxed farmers.
    Emperor Aurangzeb in between 1661 to 1667 gave loads of Indian money (Rs 3 million) to foreign Islamic powers like the Persian King Balkh, on Bukhara, Bukhara, Shahr-i-Nau, Urganj and the Turkish Governor of Basra, money made on the backs millions of overtaxed improvised Indian farmers, mostly Hindus. Then he further spent more Indian money (7Rs million) on foreign Muslim countries. He was spending money made on majority Hindu farmers and gifting them to the Islamic World like flowing water. No hospitals, no Universities, no nothing for Indians. If an Indian farmer was late for paying taxes, he would often be sentenced to death. And what did Mughals make for the people of India after all that squeezing? Roads? Universities? Aurangzeb not only killed 3.6 million hindus and destroyed loads of temples. And we should be thankful to them?

  166. Malla says:
    @Barr

    How a Global Drug Trade Funded the British Empire


    Listen you stupid monkey, I have already proven in my earlier posts that there were far more famines during the Islamic period than during the British and unlike the good British who did the most to fight famine in India with irrigation, railways, famine codes and built the largest irrigation system in the world in India, the Mughal rulers spent hardly anything while squeezing most out of poor farmers with high taxation. Go through them. Shah Jahan spends Rs 5 million on his wife while he spends only Rs 1 lakh or 0.1 million on the entire famine which killed 7.4 million Indians, a famine he himself created by burning down the crops of Indian farmers with glee. Also read about the most horrifying famines of that famine conditions prevailed with varying intensity in one part of India or another in 1636, in 1643, in 1645, in 1646, in 1648, in 1650, in 1659, and, over an exceptionally wide area, in 1661.

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    Again, I repeat, opium was a State revenue of the early Mughal Government in India which the British just inherited, Arab traders have been selling opium to China from the 7th century, the Opium money mostly came to India and spent in India, Kingdoms like Malwa were supplying Opium through Central Asia at the same time as the British. To stop Indian contractors exploiting Indian farmers, the British nationalised the industry, the crop was grown after food crops, the farmers made good money by selling stalks etc as well they exported opium oil on their own to Europe. Indian farmers would clamour for getting opium permits and if denied would get very angry.

  167. Malla says:
    @anonymous

    Yes, that bastard Malla conveniently omits that one.

    Says the bastard whose great great….Hindu granda was gangraped by a bunch of unclean, never bathed, Islamic barbarians and now he sings their praise of his rapist great great grandad. Excellent! I am proud of you.
    Actually I have covered this many times.
    https://www.unz.com/pescobar/xi-and-putin-make-the-case-for-win-win-vs-zero-sum/?showcomments#comment-4450581
    https://www.unz.com/pescobar/xi-and-putin-make-the-case-for-win-win-vs-zero-sum/?showcomments#comment-4450666
    In short, via the Govt of India Act 1935, the British Raj Govt was not involved with food and agriculture, it was handled by Indian provinces led by Indians, Britain got most of its food from North America and British people were themselves facing rationing, Burma which provided food during famines earlier was than part of enemy Japanese Empire, Churchill ordered 400000 tons of wheat earmarked for Allied soldiers on the front to Bengal as well as Ceylon or Sri Lanka, an explosion in Bombay docks which destroyed 50000 tons of grain. Viceroy Lord Wavell sent in the army to help Bengali farmers in the middle of the war, American President FDR who was forcing Churchill to give India freedom (FDR was a Wall Street guy who wanted to destroy British Empire) flatly refused to help Churchill in helping Bengali farmers when Churchill wrote him a letter begging for help.
    But Churchill is responsible for the famine deaths because Churchill started WW2 by declaring war on Germany while Germany wanted peace with Britain as well as President FDR, who instigated Japan into a war. Both Churchill and FDR were responsible.

    The Mughals may have been invaders, but they were not plunderers

    I have debunked this bullshit. While the population was overtaxed and poor, 70% of Indian GDP was sucked up by 700 plus nobles, the Mughal court itself sucked up 20% of Indian GDP. The Mughals, like the Delhi Sultanate before them, saw to it that wealth created by overtaxed Hindu farmers, Indian wealth, flowed like a river to the Islamic World.

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  168. @Swaytonious

    Salt is not as ideal (dry, self-sealing) as was thought half a century ago –
    fluid inclusions in salt migrate up a thermal gradient translate:
    whatever heat-producing crap is put in there will be drenched in corrosive
    brines in very short order.

  169. Malla says:
    @anonymous

    And finally, let us not forget that the Mughals brought the blessing of true monotheism to rabidly pagan savages

    By plundering, raping, killing millions of hapless Hindus and Jains with glee and destroying Indic civilization. Islamic historians themselves write about it with satisfaction. Probably the biggest genocide in human history. This is the only way how barbarians from a lower civilization, unclean, unbathed can “civilize.” Read Naipaul, India a Wounded Civilization. And no, the noble British did not wound India, the noble British were healing India back to health.
    I have covered this before.

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    https://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/the-memorials-to-judah-benjamin/?showcomments#comment-4010915
    https://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/the-memorials-to-judah-benjamin/?showcomments#comment-4011272
    https://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/the-memorials-to-judah-benjamin/?showcomments#comment-4011283
    So great was the civilizing effort that Hindu Rajput women (my fiancé is Rajputni BTW) and even Sikh women would voluntarily jump in huge fires during a ceremony called Jauhar when defeat to some barbaric rapist Islamic horde was imminent. Because they knew that the Islamic barbaric smelly hordes would go on a raping, killing and enslaving spree.

    Hindu (and Sikh) women voluntarily jumping into mass bon fires with their children when defeat to an invading Islamic barbarian troops sorry civilizing enemy was imminent. So save their honour, because the fate under the Islamic armies were even worse. They err…civilizing…barbari…islamic soldiers would go on a raping, killing and enslaving and plundering spreeee….oops civilizing mission of lowly pagans spree…hehe sorry. These shitty pagans preferred burning to crisp rather than get civilized (raped, enslaved) by smelly Islamic barbarians. what a bunch of idiots.

  170. Barr says:
    @Rev. Spooner

    Opium entered China during the Middle Ages when Arab traders brought it into China for medicinal purposes. As it took hold as a recreational drug, opium wrought havoc on Chinese society.

    The Opium Wars: The Addiction of One Empire and the Corruption of Another

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    “ without the drug there probably wouldn’t have been no British Empire “

    Opium, Empire and the Global Political Economy: A Study of the Asian Opium Trade 1750-1950 (Asia’s Transformations)
    Carl Trocki

    Carl A. Trocki is Professor of Asian Studies and Director of the Centre for Community and Cross Cultural Studies at Queensland University of Technology.

    But it also gave rise to international systems of regulating banking , transferring profits , shipping and to satellite new states built by migrants cooliees like Singapore , and made possible why HSBC bank is today starting with money laundering .
    In India , the parallel banking geared to the local needs and uses of local currencies were destroyed and manipulated .
    ——-
    The Anarchy by

    William Darympole-

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    The opium business was highly exploitative and ended up impoverishing Indian peasants .
    From 4000 chest a year at beginning of 1800AD
    it reached 60,000 chests by 1880.
    The revenue was 2nd most source outmatched by land taxes ——Rolf Bauer, a professor of economic and social history at the university of Vienna.

    ————
    Taxation and illegal opium -2 pillars of destructions.

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  171. Malla says:
    @Barr

    The opium business was highly exploitative and ended up impoverishing Indian peasants

    More post colonial studies bullshit and propaganda coming out of the sewers if Western academia right now.
    From more original source
    India Its Administration And Progress” by Sir John Strachey
    https://archive.org/download/in.ernet.dli.2015.278886/2015.278886.India-Its.pdf
    CHAPTER X: REVENUES OTHER THAN THOSE DERIVED FROM TAXATION , page 131

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    At first they continued the system of farming the exclusive right of opium manufacture, but this was found to entail many abuses. Amongst them was the pressure brought by the contractors, in spite of the most stringent regulations to the contrary, on the cultivators, whom they forced to carry on the cultivation, and whom they cheated in various ways. It also led to the adulteration of the drug and its illicit sale. The consequences were so injurious to the revenue that, in 1797, the contract system was abandoned, and the Government assumed the monopoly of manufacture through its own agencies, a system which has remained in force until the present day.
    …snip….
    In pursuance of this policy, the Government yearly regulates the extent of the poppy cultivation, guided chiefly by the market prices and the stock of opium in hand. No one is forced to grow a crop of poppy against his will. The sole inducement is the price offered by the Government for the produce. Since 1895 this price has been 5 rupees a seer, which is exactly equivalent to 2| lbs. troy. The Government makes advances, not bearing interest, before the crop is sown, and from time to time during its progress, thus saving the ryots (small farmers) from the exorbitant demands of the village money-lender. The crop, which is sown in the autumn and gathered in the spring, succeeds an autumn crop usually of Indian corn. The yield of opium per acre varies. For the five years ending 1900-01, the average produce per acre was 12 ‘7 lbs. Which, at 6 rupees a seer, gave the cultivator a gross return of nearly 37 rupees per acre. In addition to this, he receives payment for the poppy flower petals and the stalks and leaves, which are used in the factory for packing the opium cakes. The total average annual payments by the Bengal Government to the poppy cultivators exceed £1,500,000.
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    Farmers clamoured for opium growing permits from the Government and would get angry if it was for some reason denied. Why would they do that if it impoverish them???? Less propaganda and more facts please.

    Taxation and illegal opium -2 pillars of destructions.

    Yeah true, the Mughal period taxation was exorbitant on poor farmers. Ranging from 33% to 50% purposely keeping farmers at subsistence. British period saw taxation on farmers fall down to 5% to 15%. Indians of the British period were some of the least taxed people on Earth. In 1890s it was as low as Pounds 0.25 per head, while Britain was the highest taxed population on Earth.

  172. Malla says:
    @Barr

    The Mogul state “regarded the protection of the peasant as an essential obligation,” relying on “a quartet of fundamental policies

    LOL Trotskyite Mikey was smoking some strong ganga when he wrote this bullshit which I have debunked with ease. Mughal Emperor spending Rs 0.1 million on a famine which killed 7 million plus while giving Rs 5 million as gift to his favourite wife. Sure, but giving to top hotey queen was bigger obligation. LMFAO

    The British imposed new humiliations: “Requiring the poor to work for relief, a practice begun in 1866 in Bengal under the influence of the Victorian Poor Law,

    Now here comes one more manipulation and twisting of facts by Marxists to suit their propaganda. Since barr is a shitfish and swallows shit with ease, good for him, but others should know the truth. If you think there were evul British whipping poor emancipated Indians, you would be disappointed. Because the wording is written in a cunning way to give EXACTLY that picture which is a historical lie.
    So listen, this is a very common low trust Third World problem but could be a first world problem too. In the Indian State of Maharastra, the Government (after Independence) started these cheap food shops for the poor with normally good quality food (surprising because Indian Govt food is inedible). A flatbread called Bhakri mostly made up of millet or sorghum, meant for the poor. But guess what, rich folks in their Mercs would stop at these Government shops and buy the bhakri. Why? because Government is giving it cheap. Why not take it even if wez be rich? The Indian Government to solve this problem, in frustration, decided to make ration cards (every Indian has a ration card, it is an identity paper) colour coded by income to prevent rich folks to take advantage of programs made for the poor, to cut out freeloaders, this is common problem in Third world countries with low trust people.
    Well guess what, the British were facing the same problem during famines in India. People, who had some food were standing in line for relief and thus people who had zero food were passed by in some cases by less vulnerable folks. This was leading to mortality, The Government (British India) wanted to reach the most vulnerable, first. So keep away the free loaders, the government decided to start work camps so that only the needy will apply for free food and the freeloaders will run away in all directions. Freeloaders will not work, what is the point, only the most desperate will now apply at food camps and thus can be reached early and assisted in time.
    Also, most famines took place during drought, which means, the tanks and irrigation canals and drains are dry. What better opportune time to fix them than now? So problem solved by opportunity. So put the people at work in community projects like repair of tanks and canals at the same time keep away the free loaders. However women, old people, sick people and children were given food without work by strict orders of Lord Lytton. So the Indians were not used to shine shoe of Englishman but to do community work which would be beneficial to the village community in the long run. In Madras Presidency in South India, when Sir Temple was in charge and work camp system was used, mortality was actually less. When he left and free food given, mortality increased as freeloaders trampled the most vulnerable. Lord Lytton or the Supreme Government only stepped in when it decided that the Madras Provincial Government had failed (and thus all the Emperor Nero bullshit). In Bombay presidency where Lord Lytton’s instructions were followed, mortality was less. Those vulnerable people who could not come to work camps were provided food at home BTW.

  173. @Sean

    A liberal society in Russia would make it pacifistic as the formerly aggressive Germany became under the tutelage of the Western Democracies of the Allies post ww2.

    I am trying to figure out the context under which you are making this statement and your two posts. I feel you take the standpoint of the international financiers who are happy with the US self-proclaimed rule based order which sounds to me as a revamping of the globalization drive of decades ago. From the rule-based-order standpoint all countries would open their doors to US institutions by changing their law codes.

    It turns out that there are alternatives to the above viewpoint and the alternatives can coexist peacefully if the US does not hold the belief that the US is an exception among nations. Both Russia and China have successfully raised the standard of living of their populations. Any criticisim of the Asian approach would have to come from people who have actually experienced Asia by living over there among the people for some time. Abstract comments based on vague concepts just mean that the author does not care for the opinions of others and he has an agenda he wants to force on his competitors as the US and NATO are currently doing.

    I don’t see the conflict as a game at all; it is not fun. The hegemon is infuriated and he needs to calm down before he can see alternatives to direct confrontation.

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  174. Malla says:
    @American Bulwark

    label your fellow Indians “blacks with brains”

    Indians come in a variety of looks and colour. Indians are in general brown but to Whites may seem black.

    I do believe that India would have been better as a Protestant nation

    I believe too

    bad that we didn’t fulfill our duties to completely Christianize and civilize Indians

    But why? Why civilize and create rivals to your race? The biggest mistake the white race did was give its technology and systems to the hostile non Whites. Should have let them be. Look the White British did so much for Indian women, stoped Sati, opened the first women’s college in all Asia etc… many more things. Indian women if they had any sense, would bow down to the direction of Britain every morning in gratitude. But what did all this get you? Marxist hate-Whitey ghastly beings like Saira Rao or Zionist ass lickers like Preeti Patel supporting NWO and murder of Palestinians who have been honestly abandoned by everybody, truth be told. It would have been best if the Brits would have left Indian women in their state. Afghan women are behind burkhas away from education, where they belong thanks to taliban. Imagine what ghastly hate whitey Marxists bitches would come out of Afghanistan with western education?
    The biggest mistake was giving your Industrial revolution to the Yellows, they are some high IQ very capable folks, browns and blacks are all right, they are never really gonna be your rivals (lets be honest) but giving your modernity to Yellows, that was stupid. However the Japanese are not as hostile to Whitey. the Chinese sure are, you created your own enemies. White man’s burden/ civilising mission was a mistake, they darkies and non Jap Chinks will always be hostile you guys, whatever good you guys do, it is in their souls. Satanic Souls. So now you de-westernise them. Let them go back to thug Sultans and bullock carts and some back to big chiefs in the bush. They will go back there eventually, but they will destroy you guys and then go there. So make them go there now before they destroy you.

  175. @RoatanBill

    It’s really a waste of time to argue over the electric vehicle pollution issue, even if they were more polluting, which they are not.

    But we should have a look at all the increased EMF’s such kind of vehicles are producing, particularly low frequencies, and their impact on human health, which is also a type of “pollution”.
    At the moment, there are uncountable cases of people who develop problems even with minor electrical appliances. I am wondering what happens when they start spending a good part of their life in those cages with a big electric engine just besides them…
    But given that official motto is “we have no proof low intensity EMF’s cause harm”, I suppose nothing is being researched regarding EV’s.

    We probably shall get another time bomb, together with Cov fake vaxxes and all kinds of pollution.

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  176. @The_Masterwang

    It’s called the laws of nature. The weak exist to be consumed. Therefore anything that empowers you is by definition good

    Wrong. Nature is not “good”. Your conception of goodness is really quite limited…

  177. @DevilAdvocate

    The EMF that’s problematic is the higher frequency variety. Low frequency electrical energy has been around since Tesla invented A/C current. It’s not the motors, but the network connectivity modern vehicles have that provide for many of the AI supposed benefits that I personally don’t want. The motors and electronics can be shielded in various ways with Faraday cage type suppression and mu-metal.

    The EMF that may cause harm is the EMF that corporations and gov’t want to constantly spy on you, but that’s going to happen for all vehicles as it has already happened with that spy device in your pocket known as a smartphone. To blame EV’s for this is a bit disingenuous.

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  178. Barr says:
    @anonymous

    1 “It is true that over time the opium trade acquired huge importance for the British, for two reasons. Duties and taxes on it became vital for the financing of British India.”

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    Center for European Studies Working Paper Series #136 China as “Victim”? The Opium War That Wasn’t by Harry G. Gelber Visiting Scholar, Center for European Studies Harvard University

    2 Can you call the British Empire a “narco-state” when opium was, at its height, the third-highest source of income for the British in India, after land and salt? The story of opium, after all, is the story of capitalism — to produce a self-fulfilling machine that creates its own demand, with the moral consequences not considered central to the moral problem it creates. After all, it employs so many people, and keeps the coffers warm. In an 1889 editorial this very paper noted, “Opium may be a great evil, but national bankruptcy is a greater evil

    https://www.thehindu.com/books/books-reviews/opium-inc-how-a-global-drug-trade-funded-the-british-empire-review-for-a-few-pieces-of-silver/article37574826.ece

    That means entire economy was at risk of unraveling if opium trade were stopped .

    3 Thanks, then, to the native rulers, Java and the other islands in the Malay Archipelago, though opium was known, remained free of the opium habit up to 1600

    Meanwhile, thanks to the efforts both of the East India Company and of the smugglers, the use of opium increased rapidly. It is estimated8 that it went up from I/75o Amst. pound per year and per capita in i6oo, when the East India Company began its work, to I/54 Amst. pound in I678, when the East India Company had taken charge of the entire opium trade by claiming the monopoly, and 1/39 Amst. pound in I707.

    THE OPIUM TRADE IN THE DUTCH EAST INDIES I J. F. SCHELTEMA, M.A. Yale University

    4-Colonial states used opium revenue to build infrastructures ,address trade deficits and even claim new territories

    In Burma opium trade accounted for 10 % of the revenue I Singapore it accounted for 60 % of the state revenue
    Parts of Indo-China it accounted for 50 %

    Empires of Vice: The Rise of Opium Prohibition across Southeast Asia. By Diana S. Kim. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2020.–

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    My suggestion to you not to engage to brain dead insufferable misguided votaries of colonialism .

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  179. @RoatanBill

    From what I’ve been reading, both frequencies have their associated health issues.
    But yes, solutions could be devised to shield the emitting sources, or redirecting their emission. Grounding is a major reducer for low frequencies.
    My point was, are EV’s developers looking into this ?

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  180. @Malla

    With attitudes like that , no wonder the Indians preferred allying with the Brits rather the arrogant Portuguese even thought the Portuguese had a huge head start by centuries.

    You mean the Portuguese were arrogant in wanting to give a more sane culture to India ?

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  181. @DevilAdvocate

    There are plans for charging EV’s while they’re driving via electromagnetic coupling as some people do with their smartphones. Here, we are talking about high power and probably quite high frequencies. This is insanity that should be stopped under the precautionary principle.

    I seriously doubt the manufacturers are concerned with anything not required by regulation. At best, they’ll shield what has to be shielded for the system to work as expected.

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  182. @RoatanBill

    Thanks. I didn’t know that. It is indeed insane…

  183. Malla says:
    @Barr

    In Burma opium trade accounted for 10 % of the revenue.

    You also forget that the Ottoman Empire and Iran too made revenues out of opium and the Ottoman Empire made it a State Monopoly too. The Ottoman government provided considerable support for poppy producers and actively encouraged the production of the crop. The government granted attractive tax exemptions for farmers who took up poppy cultivation for the first time. Local authorities also provided logistic and technical support to interested farmers.
    Agricultural inspectors were sent to the districts to inform farmers on the exigencies of poppy cultivation and opium production. These measures must have encouraged the expansion of tobacco cultivation throughout the region. The compactness of opium and the relatively low costs of transportation associated with the product probably constituted another incentive that encouraged poppy cultivation. Indeed, many cereal producers of the interior districts turned increasingly towards poppy cultivation so as to avoid the prohibitive railway tariffs that had held them back from marketing their bulky cereal produce in Salonica. Under the circumstances, poppy cultivation continued to expand especially in the interior mountainous districts of the region during the late 1890s and the 1900s. From 1907, the Ottoman Empire and Persia became the two main global beneficiaries of Britain’s decision to restrict India’s cultivation and exports of opium, following the overwhelming electoral victory of the Liberal Party in 1906. When the Treaty of Lausanne was agreed in 1923, article 100, section 9, contained a commitment to adhere to the Opium Convention of 1912, together with the protocol of 1914. However, Turkey did not fulfil this solemn promise, and thus remained free of any obligation to limit the area planted in opium poppies in Central Anatolia, or to progressively restrict exports of opium, as well as its derivatives, morphine and heroin. By this stage, Turkey was exporting an average of some 500 tons of raw opium a year, worth about 15 million lira in revenue to the Turkish government.

    The cultivation of poppies for the purpose of opium production was not a modern phenomenon in Iran, but rather an industry with a significant history. To trace the prevalence of the opium industry, this dissertation follows the production of opium roughly . From 1850 and 1955, opium production became one of the most important, industries of Iran, responsible at times for 10% of the entire annual revenues of the Iranian government. This industry directly employed tens of thousands of Iranians, and hundreds of thousands more benefitted from it indirectly. For many peasants, the success of the opium industry brought a stable source of income on which they could count from year to year. Many of the big merchants, landowners and industrialists in Iran made their initial fortune by trading opium.

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  184. hillaire says:
    @Bragadocious

    An imbecile of such calibre is indeed a rare and marvelous thing (even in the current era of endemic imbecility, rapidly drifting toward abject moronity)….

    Such swagger, such ignorance, such disregard for fact…

    An absolute treasure….

  185. anon[426] • Disclaimer says:
    @Malla

    Just get lost .

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  186. Malla says:
    @DevilAdvocate

    You mean the Portuguese were arrogant in wanting to give a more sane culture to India ?

    All respects to Portuguese Empire / Império Português.
    But Mozambique wuz part of Portuguese Empire for 477 years!!

    Great results!! Muito Muito São. Very very Sane. Sigh, we missed a great chance. What could have been!!!
    For now we have no option but to stick to our shitty insane Indian culture. Boo Hoo.

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  187. @Malla

    Those are your own words, not mine.
    I’m just trying to join your ideas: 1)”the portuguese were arrogant”, with 2) they created nice enclaves in India (although tiny).
    Can you explain the apparent dissonance ?

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    , @CCG
  188. @Malla

    “So make them go there now before they destroy you.”

    I am afraid the horse is out of the barn… can’t stop the train that is barreling down to the gates of hell. Good luck to all of us.

  189. GREAT article, another excellent analysis of this tragic and completely unnecessary foreign policy debacle. The US is in deep, deep trouble.

  190. @Malla

    However the Japanese are not as hostile to Whitey. the Chinese sure are

    I feel it is difficult to understand other cultures other than by living for a while in another country with the people. and learning the language. Unfortunately I didn’t travel to India, but I lived in China for some months after spending some years learning the language here in Canada.

    I lived in a college among 20,000 young students (I was 65). The young students I met there loved the American pop culture. They wanted to make friends with Americans and learn English. The college wished to attract young Australians to come for study.

    Unfortunately the Western media are creating this perception of a strong divide between the West and China. Just as I returned from China, I read a long article in the NYT demonizing China — and I stopped reading the NYT time after that. The Chinese people read those articles and one of my young Chinese friends told me he was quite concerned by the negative coverage China got from the Western medias.

    So I didn’t have this perception then that the Chinese are generally hostile to Westerners, although some surely are. That may have changed though.

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  191. Chris Moore says: • Website
    @Malla

    The biggest mistake the white race did was give its technology and systems to the hostile non Whites. Should have let them be. Look the White British did so much for Indian women, stoped Sati, opened the first women’s college in all Asia etc… many more things. Indian women if they had any sense, would bow down to the direction of Britain every morning in gratitude. But what did all this get you? Marxist hate-Whitey ghastly beings like Saira Rao or Zionist ass lickers like Preeti Patel supporting NWO and murder of Palestinians who have been honestly abandoned by everybody, truth be told. It would have been best if the Brits would have left Indian women in their state. Afghan women are behind burkhas away from education, where they belong thanks to taliban. Imagine what ghastly hate whitey Marxists bitches would come out of Afghanistan with western education?

    Top Brits are ((Jewish)) infiltrated trash, not “White.” Same with top “Anglos’ in America. All are doing the bidding of ZOG. Zionists are mentally ill and believe they’re “chosen,” so everything is going to work out for them in the end, because they’re going to keep repeating how they’re the royalty of the human race over and over again until the Goyim are brainwashed, just like the ((Jew)) minions. That, and use the kind of totalitarianisms we’re seeing on behalf of the Plandemic in the Anglospher today to flail their subjects into shape. Yes, that’s their “ingenious” master plan.

    Brits should have fully appreciated what Jesus was talking about when he said “Don’t cast pearls before swine,” but a lot of ((Brits)) aren’t Christian or even Western thinkers anymore; they’re fakes and poseurs and mindless, stiff necked jackasses, just like their Zionist masters.

  192. Sean says:
    @RichardDuck

    How nasty or nice Chinese people are doesn’t matter, it’s the structure of the international system that determines the interactions between states. You seem like a thoughtful person, read this please.

    https://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2016/03/10/crouching_tiger_john_mearsheimer_on_strangling_china_and_the_inevitability_of_war_109127.html

  193. CCG says:
    @DevilAdvocate

    The Portuguese weren’t interested in ruling what they couldn’t control directly. Even the rationale behind the 1510 conquest of Goa was that they needed their own base in India for securing the Spice Trade (the existing Portuguese outposts in Cochin/Kochi and Cannanore/Kannur were goodwill leases from local rajas, who might turn against the Portuguese in the future).

    The Goa Inquisition was launched in 1560 because a lot of Crypto-Jews had moved to Goa from Spain and Portugal to escape scrutiny by the Inquisitions there, and started practicing Judaism openly. This triggered Portuguese alarm bells due to Jewish tendencies of collaborating with Muslim invaders (the neighbouring Bijapur Sultanate was Portugal’s main enemy in India at the time). But the Goa Inquisition didn’t have many victims, only 57 convicts were burnt to death (all as relapsed heretics or for sodomy) during all its years of operation (1560-1812). Even Hindu claims about its excesses (torture methods, numbers, etc.) were found to be untrue from the actual records. (BTW, most “Goan” Hindus are really the descendants of immigrants from British India who came here last century as cheap labour for agriculture and mining. Goa was majority Catholic by the 1580s.)

    As for the Mozambicans, the Portuguese couldn’t advance their society by much for obvious reasons (the native Mozambicans are genetically Bantu). The Portuguese also didn’t invest much in Mozambique because trade with other provinces of the Empire (Brazil, India, Far East) was far more lucrative.

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  194. Sean says:
    @RichardDuck

    From the new US ABM base in Poland hypersonic missile could hit the Kremlin after a flight time of 300 seconds. Russia has always been backward and dependent on borrowed technology, and the now unavoidable extreme sanctions are really gong to cut Russia off from Western innovation, America is in the process of taking Russia down and reducing it to North Korea with gas. Russian women will end up as surrogate mothers for Western and Chinese couple the way thousand of Ukraine females already are.

    There will be an increased danger of accidental nuclear war because the obvious counter to Natos technological and positional advantages for a surprise counterforce strike is to take the safeties off the Russian defence system. The long term future prospects of Russia allying with America against the coming Mega China are suddenly much dimmer.

    The problem with Russia is it was too weak and tempting a target, but because its thermonuclear arsenal was essentially comparable to America’s, Russia had to be hamstrung. American diplomats have done far too good a job due to the foolishness of the Russians, though the greatest mistake was made at a time when the oil price was so low after hitting a nadir that Russia (Putin included) was in a state of learned helplessness. A long comment of mine on Russia – US relations
    https://www.unz.com/mwhitney/history-points-to-the-us-as-perpetrator-of-crisis-in-ukraine/#comment-5189014

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  195. @Commentator Mike

    The US wants Ukraine to buy gas from Russia and sell it to Europe.

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  196. Malla says:
    @DevilAdvocate

    1)”the portuguese were arrogant”,

    They were initially less tolerant of Indian religions as compared to the Brits and that mattered a lot in India in those days. But with time they became more tolerant. The British and French were better at building relationships with Indian powers than the Portuguese and Dutch in general.

    they created nice enclaves in India (although tiny).

    You bring a bit of Europa anywhere in the Third World, it by default becomes a nice enclave, Goa was second Lisbon. Take a bit of Lisboa, Amsterdam, Moskva, London, København, Madrid, Paris etc…and place it somewhere in the Third World and the place becomes nicer than around. That is the magic of Europa.
    During its golden days, Goa was one of the largest and richest city in Asi . There was a saying in those days, `Quem viu Goa, dispensa de ver Lisboa’ – ‘One who has seen Goa need not see Lisbon.’ So you can imagine, how awesome it was once.

    The Portuguese also mixed with Indians and more European culture flowed into the population. When I said arrogant, I meant w.r.t religions. But Goa still remained the least Portuguese part of the Empire by the mid 20th century. You can insult Indian culture all you want, but Indians love their culture, consider it the best and viciously stick to it but absorb foreign influence and spice it up Indian style. The British stopped mixing after the 1847 mutiny and it was partly a disaster. Partly good. Good why? Less Corruption. There could be no relations in between say Mafia underworld and those in power, like some British Imperial officer. The British Empire administration was clean and lean. After British went, mafia underworld make relations with slimy corrupt Indian politicians. land mafia, land grab. Go to the British parts of Bombay city (South Bombay like Churchgate, Fort, Victoria Terminus, Marine Drive etc..) and be amazed at the wide roads, public parks, libraries, wide avenues. Big Indian Government and Corporate offices there. But go to post British Empire areas and weep, rows of suffocating buildings built next to each other as corrupt politicians have connections with land mafia. Same thing in Calcutta or Delhi.
    But not mixing with Indians, it slowed down positive modernisation of India. The British Lords who were intelligent and understood India really well had created an Anglo-Indian culture (not Anglo Indian community but their culture embodies this). best mix of Indian and British culture. But it could not spread to the masses, if it had spread to masses, 80% of India’s (Pakistan’s, Bangladesh’s) problems would be over. What is Indian Middle Class culture today but a mix of Victorian British Culture and Indian culture? But it did not spread to masses due to distance in between Indians and Britishers after mutiny though less corruption was advantage. The perfect Anglo-Indian mix was there, it did not spread through the masses. The Portuguese on the other hand kept mixing with Indians till the end. That is why Goa is better than rest of India in many ways, Europa flowed more into the place. The French in Pondicherry were somewhere in between the British and Portuguese, I think.

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  197. @RichardDuck

    Please tell your Chinese friends about Jewish influence of US media, including the “Jew York Times”.

    CNA is much better. They’re in Singapore and make short vids about China, New Silk Road, and so on. Positive, but not slavish. Start with Anthony Morse.
    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=cna+insider+china

  198. @Malla

    In a world of pain, how wonderful to be able to obtain a good general anaesthetic (opium), and a good local anaesthetic (coca). Your government disagrees, of course.

    • LOL: Malla
  199. CCG says:
    @DevilAdvocate

    I’ll also add that the debatable claim of Goa being the “least Portuguese” part of the empire comes from just one source, Orlando Ribeiro, who visited Goa in 1956 when the immigration invasion from British India (notably modern Maharashtra) was in full swing.

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  200. Mefobills says:
    @Chris Moore

    That’s a pretty fair summary.

    This impulse to take usury and rents existed before stock market capital. There are people born or made, who rub their hands and try to gainsay… they are not interested in being honest, nor do they have empathy.

    For example in the Roman era, the merchant class would sweep into towns with their caravans, and then try to take sordid gain. The Haibaru caravanners were the backbone of Judaism, but it is never mentioned by the tribesters.

    Rome never did learn how to erase debts on a civilizational scale. The advent of the first fiat money by King Numa (790BC) allowed Rome to grow and overcome barter, but later Rome polarized into a creditor class system, causing her downfall. The polarization became acute after the first Punic war.

    The Scythians were never conquered by Rome, and in some cases would kill defective Roman leaders in battle and take over Rome – to then return Rome civil society to balance. This is also erased from history. Scythians were forerunners to the Goths, who in turn were Germanic tribes. Rome even begged the Scythians to help them fend off Mongol hoards from the east, which they did.

    Ethics and morality tended to dominate German culture during the high middle ages. The Guilds self policed to prevent sordid gain taking, and were Christian. The Dominican Monks worked in symbiosis with the natural morality that probably is a racial characteristic of this “Aryan” group of people. The guilds were in place because of feudalism, due to all the gold being consecrated to the vaults.

    Christians are soft because the religion was made universal (at Council of Nicaea), and then later was Judaized (Protestantism starting in Amsterdam). In Judaism to get rich is glorious because you are god on earth. It is self worship in-group and demonizes out-groups. Outgroups are debtors to be milked to support the in-group.

    One of the reasons Constantine sided with trinitarians at council of Nicaea, was because original Christianity was being taken up by tribes to the East, and reincarnation made them too fierce in battle. They were willing to die rather than be trod upon. They weren’t afraid of death. The Eastern flank of Roman empire was a problem and it needed a pacific religion, rather than a fierce religion.

  201. @Badger Down

    And to spend the profits buying weapons from USA and NATO. Let’s see how long Russia will stand for that when those weapons are turned on its people.

  202. @Malla

    Thank you. I am portuguese, but you are much more knowledgeable about them than I.

    The British and French were better at building relationships with Indian powers than the Portuguese and Dutch in general.

    I think Portuguese were good at braving new unexplored routes and lands. But much less capable of giving some real development to their new lands, and to bring and spreading civilization.
    For example, Brazil and North America were both large lands, rich in resources and sparsely populated by natives. But while the first was always dominated by a handful of powerful lords, who kept all the population near slavery and in the end just produced a 3rd world country, the 2nd got a major development until becoming a super-power and its population rich and educated.
    The same happened in other former portuguese colonies, Angola and Mozambique.

    The Portuguese also mixed with Indians and more European culture flowed into the population. When I said arrogant, I meant w.r.t religions.

    I don’t think religious intolerance was the main problem. Yes, they were catholic, and heavily influenced by Jesuits, but the main problem is a lack of will to invest in people, instead of investing in physical structures. The Portuguese didn’t even invest much in structures (in this regard British was much better, I suppose), they were more concerned on sucking all the resources and selling them to Europe and America (goods, spices, slaves, etc).

    But British also did not invest much on people. If they had created a mass education program in India, this country would have overcome their problems long ago. In this regard, I see the Chinese a good example of “investing in people”. Now they are well on their way to become the major power in the world.

    The Portuguese on the other hand kept mixing with Indians till the end.

    It’s the same in Brazil. They have continuously mixed with the black slaves, and now there remain just mulattos.

    That is why Goa is better than rest of India in many ways, Europa flowed more into the place. The French in Pondicherry were somewhere in between the British and Portuguese, I think.

    I visited India twice. Just the south, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Pondicherry is very nice yes.

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  203. @CCG

    Thanks, you are much more knowledgeable on the matter than I.

    As for the Mozambicans, the Portuguese couldn’t advance their society by much for obvious reasons (the native Mozambicans are genetically Bantu). The Portuguese also didn’t invest much in Mozambique because trade with other provinces of the Empire (Brazil, India, Far East) was far more lucrative.

    I contend they were mostly interested on extracting all the riches and did not care at all about the development of land structures and the education of people. (please see my reply to Malla – comment #206).

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  204. CCG says:
    @DevilAdvocate

    That’s not true in Goa’s case, it wasn’t as large or as rich in resources like Brazil. Afonso de Albuquerque founded its first hospital, the Hospital Real de Goa (modelled after the Hospital Real de Todos os Santos in Lisbon), immediately after the 1510 conquest and also established a welfare fund for orphans. The Santa Casa da Misericórdia also established several smaller hospitals in Goa. Albuquerque also imported books and hired Portuguese tutors to teach the local children. Sati (the Hindu practice of burning widows or burying them alive when the husband died) was banned, and Goan Catholic women could inherit property like their Portuguese contemporaries.

    In 1545, King João III of Portugal ordered the establishment of parish schools in all Goan villages where Goan Catholic students were taught Western music (solfeggio, violin, organ) in addition to reading, writing and arithmetic. The arrival of various missionary orders also led to the establishment of colleges (e.g. St. Paul’s College started by the Jesuits in the 1540s). The printing press was introduced in 1556. Courses in Western Medicine were offered in the 1600s, and the Goa Medical College is one of the oldest medical schools in Asia.

    But almost all of these social developments were reversed during the “Enlightenment” reforms of the Marquis of Pombal. Expulsion of the Jesuits led to the closure of their institutions, and also meant that the Novas Conquistas was not fully Christianized and developed like the Velhas Conquistas. The dissolution of the monastic orders by the anti-Catholic Liberal governments during the 1800s also led to even more institutes being closed, as well as increased Goan Catholic unemployment and emigration. Salazar’s Concordat last century resulted in the return of many Catholic orders to Goa and the creation of many new institutions, but they’re not as widespread and prominent as they used to be.

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  205. Malla says:
    @CCG

    Thanks, I did not know this. BTW in 1956, it was no longer British India, just Republic of India but I can understand why Lusitanic Goans would call the rest of India i.e. Anglosphere India as “British India”.
    The Republic of India (Congress Party) was sending Indians (mostly Hindu Maharashtrians) as infiltrators into Goa so that it would smoothen out the eventual planned conquest of Goa from the Portuguese Empire. It was a long term Government plan, especially the Communist guy Menon, close friend of Indian PM Nehru. There is this book written by some British guy in Independent India (I think it is banned in India) about how Congressis would slip their people across the border into Portuguese Goa to cause trouble, anti-colonial movements and all that bullshit. The Portuguese Empire should have sealed that border good. Built a Wall, Trump style.
    Interestingly the same Hindus who overwhelmed Catholic Goa demographically
    or did a CIA style regime change in Buddhist Sikkim Kingdom to absorb it into India, Imperialist style
    or are forcing the UK to take in more Indian IT immigrants in return for trade deals,
    are screaming and screeching with fear & panic about illegal Muslim Bangladeshi immigrants coming into India and are building a great Wall to keep the Bangladeshi “barbarians” out. Boo Hoo.
    Our Hindutva Home Minister of India, best friend of PM Modi, Amit Shah, openly called them Bangladeshi migrants, “termites”. Obviously the Bangladesh Govt was not happy about this. What a bunch of morons we have in Govt, they are scared shit that Bangladesh is getting close to China and they need to woo Bangladesh towards India and then openly call Bangladeshis “termites”. LOL.

  206. Malla says:
    @CCG

    As for the Mozambicans, the Portuguese couldn’t advance their society by much for obvious reasons (the native Mozambicans are genetically Bantu).

    Not true, they tried their best. The Portuguese Empire built one of the largest dams in Southern Africa in Mozambique. The Cahora Bassa system in Mozambique, is the largest hydroelectric scheme in southern Africa with the powerhouse containing five 415 megawatts (557,000 hp) turbines. Most of the power generated is exported to South Africa, which is done by the Cahora Bassa HVDC system. One year after finishing the dam, Mozambique became independent but the Portuguese Govt still has some stake in it today.

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  207. “The Guilds self policed to prevent sordid gain taking, and were Christian. The Dominican Monks worked in symbiosis with the natural morality that probably is a racial characteristic of this “Aryan” group of people.

    That’s a very interesting and provocative idea.

  208. @CCG

    Courses in Western Medicine were offered in the 1600s, and the Goa Medical College is one of the oldest medical schools in Asia.
    But almost all of these social developments were reversed during the “Enlightenment” reforms of the Marquis of Pombal.

    Thanks again.
    It looks then the Portuguese had a good start since they arrived in India. But, given that more than 200 years went since their arrival and Marquis of Pombal harming reform’s, I wonder why their good deeds did not spread beyond the tiny areas of the enclaves. After all they had good commercial relations and, along with the merchants, Jesuits could also have gone farther.

  209. @Malla

    Not true, they tried their best. The Portuguese Empire built one of the largest dams in Southern Africa in Mozambique.

    Sure, they did some good infrastructures. But again, my contention stays valid. They did not invest much on bringing real civilization into their colonies. Real civilization is all about, IMHO, investing mainly in the peoples there, and only secondly in infrastructures. Giving them a good education, social support and reforms, creating self-sustaining economies, etc.

  210. Malla says:
    @DevilAdvocate

    I don’t think religious intolerance was the main problem.

    There were cases of Portuguese sailors destroying temples and all that. The British on the other hand did not even allow Protestant missionaries into British Bengal in the early days. William Carey, the famous British missionary had to go to Danish Bengal (Serampore) rather than British Bengal. In the early days the British and Dutch were into trade only while the Portuguese were into trade + religion. Later the British allowed missionaries into India freely as it was decided that “Indians are just as human as Englishmen and thus deserved to hear the word of God”.

    But British also did not invest much on people. If they had created a mass education program in India, this country would have overcome their problems long ago.

    Not as simple as that. Firstly the revenues of British India did not permit that. British taxation rates were very low and they were reluctant to increase it. They realised that since 90% of the population were farmers, helping farmers via low taxation was a way to repair India. They promoted private property etc… Pre British period was extremely horrible for Indian farmers. High taxation to keep them at subsistence level, no private property rights to stop elites from looting your work, horrible corrupt courts etc… Pindari dacoits looting farmers, dacoits stopped by the British via a huge campaign of more then 100000 soldiers in those days. This is the reason why Indians hoard gold via jewellery (check out the pics of Indian women I posted above) as that was considered the most secure way for the people to protect wealth during the horrible looter pre-British period.
    The British were also reluctant to increased taxes because they were scared of another mutiny, they would have crushed some mutiny like they did the 1857 mutiny but they wanted peace and stability. There is a paper by an African student in some Dutch University which showed that taxation in non Settler British Empire colonies (India, Gold Coast/Ghana, Nigeria) was very very less, land tax, hut tax etc… while it was higher in settler colonies like Australia, New Zealand or Canada. This allowed the settler colonies to spend more money on public goods like education than non settler colonies with low taxes as these non Whites were already poor per capita when the British conquered these places.
    Also there was a fight in between the Orientalists like Warren Hastings who believed that Indians should follow traditional education system as it is best suited for Indians and Whigs or liberals like Macaulay who believed that traditional education will keep India backward and that Western education will liberate Indians from medievalism. Because of the high costs and low revenues involved Macaulay said that they would create a class of English educated elites who would in turn spread modern education among the masses in their vernacular languages. But these Indian elites did not want to do that, they kept knowledge with themselves. They just wanted a government jobs and these elites became the first Anti-colonial revolutionaries. Viceroy of India, Lord Mayo (Richard Southwell Bourke, 6th Earl of Mayo) lamented on these Western educated upper caste snobs.
    After the British Crown took over from the Company, Viceroy Lord Mayo again took up the cudgel for vernacular education in 1868 and attacked the so-called ‘filtration theory’, whereby knowledge would trickle down from the upper classes to the masses. “In Bengal,” he lamented, “we are educating in English a few hundred Babus (educated office working Indians) at great expense to the State. Many of them are well able to pay for themselves, and have no other object in learning than to qualify for Government employ. In the meanwhile we have done nothing towards extending knowledge to the millions. The Babus will never do it. The more education you give them, the more they will try to keep it to themselves, and make their increased knowledge a means of tyranny… Let the Babus learn English by all means. But let us try to do something towards teaching the three Rs to Rural Bengal.””
    Also the British faced many problems in traditional India like caste system, upper caste folks would not send their kids to same school with lower caste people. So have to build multiple schools in every district for every caste? Not financially viable. Also reluctance towards female education by conservative Hindus and Muslims and female teachers play a big role in primary education.
    The British could not/ would not use the kind of brutal force Indian Communists would have used to solve all these problems. By the time Independence came, many of these societal problems had diluted down, the British did the hard work in transforming Indian society so that Independent India could steam ahead.
    You can read more about this here
    https://openthemagazine.com/essay/did-britain-educate-india/
    Did Britain Educate India? Empire of the mind by Zareer Masani

    • Thanks: DevilAdvocate
  211. Malla says:
    @DevilAdvocate

    Check this out, from that link
    Back in London, the East India Company’s directors expressed concern that the spread of Western education might encourage a spirit of rebellion among their Indian subjects. But their new Governor-General, Lord Hastings, (no relation to Warren) replied: “It would be treason to British sentiment to imagine that it could ever be the principle of this Government to perpetuate ignorance in order to secure paltry and dishonest advantages over the blindness of the multitude.” His illustrious deputy in Bombay, Mountstuart Elphinstone, went further in proclaiming education as the stepping-stone to India’s independence and ‘our high road back to Europe’. The Raj, he argued, must sow the seeds of its own dissolution. ‘It is for our interest,’ Elphinstone wrote, ‘to have an early separation from a civilised people, rather than a violent rupture with a barbarous nation.’ Under his leadership, the Bombay Native Education Society published thousands of new school textbooks, many in local languages, opened several new schools, started classes in medicine and engineering and founded the prestigious Elphinstone College.

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  212. @Malla

    Agree completely with those statements from british officials. It’s just a pity that implementig the ideas proved quite difficult if not impossible.
    BTW, regarding your other comment, it was absolutely silly to direct education first to indian elites, given their caste system. If they had reflected a bit, it would be obvious those elites would never care about their less privileged peers (and poorer). And if the elites could pay for their education, why not make them pay, and use the money instead to educate the poor and create more job opportunities ?

    But I also understand it might be very difficult to reverse such a stratified culture in just a few decades. Maybe through ceating some core development areas and regions, in the hope the example propagates around.
    Reversing mentalities is probably the hardest task to any educator and leader. We have just to look at present clash between western countries and Russia/China. Most western people are still entangled in a russophobic/sinophobic mentality, coming from decades and centuries ago.

    • Agree: Malla
  213. Malla says:
    @DevilAdvocate

    For example, Brazil and North America were both large lands, rich in resources and sparsely populated by natives. But while the first was always dominated by a handful of powerful lords, who kept all the population near slavery and in the end just produced a 3rd world country, the 2nd got a major development until becoming a super-power and its population rich and educated.

    Very interesting point there is a good video on Latin America and divergence in between Latin America and Northern America. What you say is true, Latin America became more feudal aristocratic while North America had more property rights for small farmers, which helped its progress.

    Understanding Latin America.
    However he tries to downplay importance of race. But I think race is a factor as to why say Argentina, Chile (though I agree there is a lot of mixing in between Spaniards/Europeans and native Americans like Mapuche but very little black), Southern parts of Brazil or say Costa Rica do comparatively better.
    The video talks more about the Spanish Empire compared to the Portuguese, but Brazil is covered too. But his analysis is good about how the societies evolved. In Spain as hardy men were conquering lands back from Moorish invaders, the King of Spain would make them aristocrats in return of their service. This process actually continued in Meso America, where the conquistadors became the new aristocrats.
    Fun facts
    1] The Spaniards got a lot of help from other Native American nations in their conquest of the Aztec Empire, they hated the Aztecs more. This is similar to the British conquest of India where many Indian kingdoms supported the British because they hated the other Indian power more. Like Rajputs supporting British against Marathas, Travancore supporting British against Tipu Sultan etc…. In the case of Incas, their empire was already reaching Imperial over reach when the Spaniards came.
    2] There was some brutality committed by the Spaniards in Meso America but the King of Spain gave edicts strictly against such brutality. But in those days it was difficult to enforce.
    3] While a lot of Inca/Aztec etc…gold was making its way to Spain and enriching Spain, Spain was still raising more revenue from taxation at home. Which goes against the bullshit that Europe was “super poor” before Colonialism.
    4] Many Native American elites including Aztec elite joined the new Spanish Empire in high positions. There was a lot of intermarriage in between Aztec and other native elites with the Spanish elites. Similar to how there was intermarriage in between Mongol and Russian elites during Mongol Empire in Russia even though overall Mongol ancestry in today’s Russian population is quite low.
    5] There was some egalitarianism during the Spanish Empire (than after it), getting education in Spanish built Universities giving some upward mobility, the society got even more stratified for a time after Independence from Spain!!!
    6] And most important of all, the Iberian conquest of Latin America might be strangely similar to the Aryan conquest of Indian subcontinent, where the Aryans were the Iberians of India back in 1500 B.C. even though those Aryans were genetically most similar to today’s Northern Slavs (Russians, Ukrainians, Poles, Czechs) and Balts (Latvians, Lithuanians). Indian subcontinent was type of ancient Brazil where the language of the Aryans became the dominant language in Northern India and the population with more Aryan ancestry became the elites. Indian subcon is a mix of Aryans, Indus Valley civ peoples, native Australoids and some Mongoloid populations like Tibeto-Burmans, Cambodian rice farmers etc…

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  214. anonymous[134] • Disclaimer says:
    @Rev. Spooner

    Wikipedia is no more considered a credible source. Don’t quote it if you want to be taken seriously unless it’s for movie rankings and things that really don’t matter.

    Yes, wikipedians are the most ridiculous clowns ever. Just read this page

    https://pastebin.com/Y27Gdsq4

    google some of the wikipedians and see for yourself.

    These are known to maniacally edit and eliminate wiki articles that reflect badly on leftism.

  215. @Malla

    Thank you for the video. Shall see as soon as I can.

    Southern parts of Brazil or say Costa Rica do comparatively better.

    Southern Brazil developed much better I think because of different peoples coming in immigration waves. Germans, japanese and also italians. IMO they fared much better than the portuguese…

    Indian subcontinent was type of ancient Brazil where the language of the Aryans became the dominant language in Northern India and the population with more Aryan ancestry became the elites.

    Except Indian continent was already much more accultured at that time than Brazil at 1500’s, isn’t so ?

    While a lot of Inca/Aztec etc…gold was making its way to Spain and enriching Spain, Spain was still raising more revenue from taxation at home. Which goes against the bullshit that Europe was “super poor” before Colonialism.

    Yes, if they could raise fleets and armies to make their conquers, they had already quite a lot of money beforehand.
    The same goes to Portugal. But later they become much more rich with their trade routes and colonies.
    It’s just a pity they did not know how to put this money to good use… By 1580 Portugal was already in such a disarray they felt to Spain dominion for 60 years.

  216. @Sean

    Your combination of pig ignorance and Western supremacist arrogance is nauseating. Oil prices ‘so low’?? When? Now? Are you actually insane? In many military technologies Russia is way ahead of the USA, on about 10% of the expenditure, because the corruption and waste is so low compared to that in the US MIC.

  217. Che Guava says:

    I scanned the article and comments, it seems as if nobody recalls that Mr. Griffin was leader of the British National Party, both during its electoral golden years, with local councils in many areas, and MEPs, Mr. Grifen among them, but IIRC, not the only one.

    These successes were, from my distant view, were destroyed by party in-fighting, the brit media, and, of course. Nigel Forage, whose main mission seems to have been to
    destroy the BNP.

    Separation from the EU was just a facade, demonstrated by h
    The brit’s poiitical system is deeply screwed, a house

  218. Che Guava says:

    I scanned the article and comments, it seems as if nobody recalls that Mr. Griffin was leader of the British National Party, both during its electoral golden years, with local councils in many areas, and MEPs, Mr. Grifen among them, but IIRC, not the only one.

    These successes were, from my distant view, were destroyed by party in-fighting, the brit media, and, of course. Nigel Forage, whose main mission seems to have been to
    destroy the BNP.

    Separation from the EU was just a facade, demonstrated by his dumping the UKIP and then starting another meaningless, and now non-existant party.

    The brit’s political system is deeply screwed, a ‘house of lords’ that is stuffed with party donors and other, at times even worse, political appointees, a ‘first past the post’ voting system for the commons, disenfranchising twenty to thirty percent, or more, of those eligible to vote.

    Mother of democracies? Eat my used toilet paper and read a little history.

  219. crabew says:

    It is also no mystery, that few people left their country Ukraine in the years beYOUR war.

    I assume, you would reply to me, that Russians helped these refugees to escape YOUR war , but mostto western countries, and not to Russia, if not forced by Russians.
    Also, many people from Ukraine were working in the neighbouring contries , in order to earn a good living.
    Can you tell me please, how many Ukraine people were win their neighbouring eastern countries, like Russia??

    And, by the way, why do the Russians not attack China?

    May be, they have shit in pants??

  220. crabew says:

    It is also no mystery, that few people left their country Ukraine in the years before YOUR war.

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