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President Biden put a popular flag-waving wrapping for at America’s forced withdrawal from Afghanistan in his 4 PM speech on Monday. It was as if all this was following Biden’s own intentions, not a demonstration of the totally incompetent assurances by the CIA and State Department as recently as last Friday that the Taliban was over a month away from being able to enter Kabul. Instead of saying that the massive public support for the Taliban replacing the United States showed the incompetent hubris of U.S. intelligence agencies – which itself would have justified Biden’s agreement to complete the withdrawal with all haste – he doubled down on his defense of the Deep State and its mythology.

The effect was to show how drastic his own misconceptions are, and how he will continue to defend neocon adventurism. What seemed for an hour or so as a public relations recovery is turning into a denouement of how U.S. fantasy is still trying to threaten Asia and the Near East.

By throwing all his weight behind the propaganda that has guided U.S. policy since George W. Bush decided to invade after 9/11, Biden blew his greatest chance to burst the myths that led to his own bad decisions to trust U.S. military and state officials (and their campaign contributors).

His first pretense was that we invaded Afghanistan to retaliate against “its” attack on America on 9/11. This is the founding lie of U.S. presence in the Near East. Afghanistan did not attack us. Saudi Arabia did.

Biden tried to confuse the issue by saying that “we” went into Afghanistan to deal with (assassinate) Osama Bin Laden – and after this “victory,” we then then decided to stay on and “build democracy,” a euphemism for creating a U.S. client state. (Any such state is called a “democracy,” which means simply pro-American in today’s diplomatic vocabulary.)

Hardly anyone asks how the U.S. ever got in. Jimmy Carter was suckered by the Polish Russia-hater Brzezinski and created Al Qaeda to act as America’s foreign legion, subsequently expanded to include ISIS and other terrorist armies against countries where U.S. diplomacy seeks regime change. Carter’s alternative to Soviet Communism was Wahabi fanaticism, solidifying America’s alliance with Saudi Arabia. Carter memorably said that at least these Muslims believed in God, just like Christians. But the Wahabi fundamentalism army was sponsored by Saudi Arabia, which paid for arming Al Qaeda to fight against Sunni Moslems and, early on, the Russian-backed Afghan government.

After Carter, George W. Bush and Barack Obama funded Al Qaeda (largely with the gold looted from destroying Libya) to fight for U.S. geopolitical aims and oil in Iraq and Syria. The Taliban for its part fought against Al Quaeda. The real U.S. fear therefore is not that they may back America’s Wahabi foreign legion, but that they will make a deal with Russia, China and Syria to serve as a trade link from Iran westward.

Biden’s second myth was to blame the victim by claiming that the Afghan army would not fight for “their country,” despite his assurances by the proxies whom the U.S. installed that they would use U.S. money to build the economy. He also said that the army did not fight, which became obvious over the weekend.

The police force also did not fight. Nobody fought the Taliban to “defend their country,” because the U.S. occupation regime was not “their country.” Again and again, Biden repeated that the United States could not save a country that would not “defend itself.” But the “itself” was the corrupt regime that was simply pocketing U.S. “aid” money.

The situation was much like what was expressed in the old joke about the Lone Ranger and Tonto finding themselves surrounded by Indians. “What are we going to do, Tonto,” asked the Lone Ranger.

“What do you mean, ‘We,’ white man?” Tonto replied. That was the reply of the Afghan army to U.S. demands that they fight for the corrupt occupation force that they had installed. Their aim is to survive in a new country, while in Doha the Taliban leadership negotiates with China, Russia and even the United States to achieve a modus vivendi.

So all that Biden’s message meant to most Americans was that we would not waste any more lives and money fighting wars for an ungrateful population that wanted the U.S. to do all the fighting for it.

President Biden could have come out and washed away the blame by saying: “Just before the weekend, I was told by my army generals and national security advisors that it would take months for the Taliban to conquer Afghanistan, and certainly to take control of Kabul, which supposedly would be a bloody fight.” He could have announced that he is removing the incompetent leadership engrained for many years, and creating a more reality-based group.

But of course, he could not do that, because the group is the unreality-based neocon Deep State. He was not about to explain how “It’s obvious that I and Congress have been misinformed, and that the intelligence agencies had no clue about the country that they were reporting on for the last two decades.”

He could have acknowledged that the Afghans welcomed the Taliban into Kabul without a fight. The army stood aside, and the police stood aside. There seemed to be a party celebrating the American withdrawal. Restaurants and markets were open, and Kabul seemed to be enjoying normal life – except for the turmoil at the airport.

ORDER IT NOW

Suppose that Biden had said the following: “Given this acquiescence in support for the Taliban, I was obviously correct in withdrawing the American occupation forces. Contrary to what Congress and the Executive Branch was told, there was no support by the Afghans for the Americans. I now realize that to the Afghan population, the government officials that America installed simply took the money we gave them and put it into their own bank accounts instead of paying the army, police and other parts of civic society.”

Instead, President Biden spoke about having made four trips to Afghanistan and how much he knew and trusted the proxies that U.S. agencies had installed. That made him seem gullible. Even Donald Trump said publicly that he didn’t trust the briefings that he was given, and wanted to spend money at home, into the hands of his own campaign contributors instead of abroad.

Biden could have picked up on this point by saying, “At least there’s a silver lining: We won’t be spending any more than the \$3 trillion that we’ve already sunk over there. We can now afford to use the money to build up domestic U.S. infrastructure instead.”

But instead President Biden doubled down on what his neocon advisors had told him, and what they were repeating on the TV news channels all day: The Afghan army had refused to fight “for their country,” meaning the U.S.-supported occupation force, as if this was really Afghan self-government.

The media are showing pictures of the Afghan palace and one of the warlord’s office. I did a double-take, because the plush, wretched-excess furnishings looked just like Obama’s \$12 million McMansion furnishings in Martha’s Vineyard.

Obama officials are being trotted out by the news spinners. On MSNBC, John Brennan warned Andrea Mitchell at noon that the Taliban might now back Al Qaeda in new destabilization and even use Afghanistan to mount new attacks on the United States. The message was almost word for word what Americans were told in 1964: “If we don’t fight the Vietcong in their country, we’ll have to fight them over here.” As if any country has an armed force large enough to conquer any industrial nation in today’s world.

The whole cast of America’s “humanitarian bombing” squad was there, including its harridan arm, the Democratic Party’s front organizations created to co-opt feminists to urging that Afghanistan be bombed until it treats women better. One can only imagine how the image of Samantha Power, Madeline Albright, Hillary Clinton, Susan and Condoleezza Rice, not to mention Indira Gandhi and Golda Maier, will make the Taliban want to create its own generation of ambitious educated women like these.

President Biden might have protected himself from Republican criticism by reminding his TV audience that Donald Trump had urged withdrawal from Afghanistan already last spring –and now, in retrospect, that the Deep State was wrong to advise against this but that Donald was right. That is what his order for withdrawal was acknowledging, after all. This might have detoothed at least some Trumpian criticism.

Instead, Mr. Brennan and the generals trotted in front of the TV cameras criticized Biden for not prolonging the occupation until the fall, when cold weather would deter the Taliban from fighting. Brennan stated on Andrea Mitchell’s newscast that Biden should have taken a ploy out of his “The Art of Breaking the Deal” by breaking the former president’s promise to withdraw last spring.

Delay, delay, delay. That is always the stance of grabitizers refusing to see the resistance building up, hoping to take what they can get for as long as they can – with the “they” being the military-industrial complex, the suppliers of mercenary forces and other recipients of the money that Mr. Biden curiously says that we spent “in Afghanistan.”

The reality is that not much of this \$3 trillion actually was spent there. It was spent on Raytheon, Boeing and other military hardware suppliers, on the mercenary forces, and placed in the accounts of the Afghan proxies for the U.S. maneuvering to use Afghanistan to destabilize Central Asia on Russia’s southern flank and western China.

It looks like most of the world will quickly recognize the Afghan government, leaving the U.S., Israel, Britain, India and perhaps Samoa isolated as a recalcitrant block living like the post-World War I royal families still clinging to their titles of dukes, princes and other vestiges of a world that had passed.

Biden’s political mistake was to blame the victim and depict the Taliban victory as a defeat of a cowardly army not willing to fight for its paymasters. He seems to imagine that the army actually had been paid, provided with food, clothing and weapons in recent months simply because U.S. officials gave their local proconsuls and supporters cash for this purpose. I understand that there is no real accounting of just what the \$3 billion U.S. cost was actually spent on, who got it the shrink-wrapped bundles of hundred-dollar bills passed down through America’s occupation bureaucracy. (I bet the serial numbers were not recorded. Imagine if that were done and the U.S. could announce these C-notes demonetized!)

The reality is that not much of the notorious \$3 trillion actually was spent in Afghanistan. It was spent on Raytheon, Boeing and other military hardware suppliers, on the mercenary forces, and placed in the accounts of the Afghan proxies for the U.S. maneuvering to use Afghanistan to destabilize Central Asia on Russia’s southern flank and western China.

The U.S. is now (20 years after the time it should have begun) trying to formulate a Plan B. Its strategists probably hope to achieve in Afghanistan what occurred after the Americans left Saigon: An economic free-for-all that U.S. companies can co-opt by offering business opportunities.

ORDER IT NOW

On the other hand, there are reports that Afghanistan may sue the United States for reparations for the illegal occupation and destruction still going on as the country is being bombed in Biden’s flurry of B-52 anger. Such a claim, of course, would open the floodgates for similar suits by Iraq and Syria – and the Hague in Holland has shown itself to be a NATO kangaroo court. But I would expect Afghanistan’s new friends in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization to back such a suit in a new international court, if only to block any hopes by U.S. companies of achieving by financial leverage what the State Department, CIA and Pentagon could not achieve militarily.

In any case, Biden’s parting shot of nasty bombing of Taliban centers can only convince the new leadership to solidify its negotiations with its nearest regional neighbors with their promise to help save Afghanistan from any American, British or NATO attempt to try and come back in and “restore democracy.” The world has seen enough of Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s “rules based order” and President Biden’s pretended history on whose mytholgy U.S. policy will continue to be based.

 
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  1. Biff says:

    His first pretense was that we invaded Afghanistan to retaliate against “its” attack on America on 9/11. This is the founding lie of U.S. presence in the Near East. Afghanistan did not attack us. Saudi Arabia did.

    When will this myth die? Saudi Arabia, and the box cutter trotters were patsies. The elephant in the room planted the bombs.

    Everything else was spot on.

    • Agree: gottlieb
  2. Thank you, Michael Hudson. Unusual for you I think, not principally the economics. But you make some very good points.

    • Replies: @Mefobills
  3. mijj says:

    reparations – indeed, it’s time for the USA to face up to the consequences of its Crimes. And not just for Afghanistan.

  4. Biden did heroically say that he voted against surge. How childishly stupid we can get?
    Afghanistan was Jewish exercise in social engineering. It did not work. Jewish exercise lost, and religion did win.
    US had another option.
    Just let CIA to find a culprits and US air force could bomb the hell out from them.
    …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
    But then, today everybody knows that 9/11 was inside job, and Bin Laded had nothing to do with it.
    (Maybe some of you did see a video where Bin Laden and his companion were laughing in cave about 9/11. (Text of conversation courtesy of CIA.)

  5. Wokechoke says:

    Biden will find a way to spoil it for himself. He could jettison several problem people from the bureaucracy and pentagon now he knows who will or will not behave. But is he too chickenshit to purge his own civil service? Long serving officers need to fucking go.

    • Replies: @Alfa158
  6. thank you, michael hudson, brilliant summation. i wondered where libya’s gold had disappeared to & supposed into some vault in london. i believe the axis of resistance is logging & formulating their case, cases, & it will undoubtedly be water tight. i watched ‘the accountant of auschwitz’ last night & believe as the prosecutors had so perfectly perfected that prescident is indeed set. karma is a bitch. thank you for your essays, talks, lectures, books. bless you.

    • Replies: @showmethereal
  7. Mefobills says:
    @Ann Nonny Mouse

    Economics used to be called political-economy.

    It’s not unusual.

    The order of operations: Economy – Politics – War.

    War is politics by other means, Politics is Economy by other means.

    Michael is in his lane when speaking on politics.

    Unfortunately, economics has been invaded by quants, who want to mathematize every aspect, as if humans are predictable machines.

    Political Economy has enough bandwidth to recognize that outcomes can be maneuvered into existence.

    For example, the intelligence apparatus is subordinated to deep state actors, who in turn are self interested in their payroll, is an economic argument. The actors are interested in self-aggrandizing.

  8. Mefobills says:

    The world has seen enough of Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s “rules based order” and President Biden’s pretended history on whose mythology U.S. policy will continue to be based.

    Early on in Trump’s administration, he was given a template on how to beat the deep state, and its mythology.

    RDS (Robert David Steele), created a “how to” for Trump.

    The take-away is that Trump was given the option of building new pillars. These new pillars would go up beside the old, to then shore up the superstructure of America. Presumably, Trump would understand “builder” language.

    Open source intelligence was one of the pillars. The president continue to get information briefs by the intelligence agencies, but would also be getting open source info. When the two pillars were in conflict, then the conflict had to be resolved. This would have prevented Russia-Gate, and other lies (Syria is gassing its own people), etc.

    Pillars on the information front, included a new truth channel that was public-private. The public funds were no strings attached grants. The money would vector toward citizen journalists to do investigative reporting. (I would also have broken up the consolidated media.)

    Alas, a demoralized population prefers its myths to reality.

  9. Alfa158 says:
    @Wokechoke

    He can’t fire those people, they can fire him, and he knows it. Do you really think President Crash Test Dummy is in charge?

  10. Chris Moore says: • Website

    But of course, [Biden] could not do that, because the group is the unreality-based neocon Deep State. He was not about to explain how “It’s obvious that I and Congress have been misinformed, and that the intelligence agencies had no clue about the country that they were reporting on for the last two decades.”

    Mentally ill ((Jews)) exist in a fantasy world where they can dictate reality by whispering in God’s ear. Or maybe it’s Satan’s ear, given that these mentally ill ((Jews)) are fakes, frauds and grifters.

    At any rate, they attempt to create facts on the ground by leaping before they look (or rather, directing the US Military to leap before they look. It’s only goyim blood anyway, they calculate).

    It’s the same concept these Satanists apply towards gambling on Wall Street with the US taxpayer’s money. If they win, great. If they lose, oh well. It was loot requisitioned from the goyim US taxpayer anyway.

    Existing with one foot in Zion, they can flee to the gold-plated safety of Israel anytime they choose, so they really don’t have any skin in the game.

    When most of your “elite” have been infected by ((Jews))/Satanists, they all mostly have the same deranged, twisted, nutcase mentality.

    That’s how Biden can spew such lies, that are immediately proven lies, with a straight face. It’s as if the Wizard of Oz were to keep spewing his grifter narrative (“I am the Great and Powerful Oz!”) days and weeks after the curtain was pulled back.

    At some point you send in the men in white coats to usher him into the asylum for the criminally insane where he belongs, and always has.

  11. TG says:

    Failure? What do you mean, failure? What’s going on in Afghanistan is a golden opportunity, and once again Team Biden delivers for its wealthy patrons.

    Afghanistan has the highest fertility rate outside of Africa, it’s an overpopulated third-world hell. People don’t want to leave because of the Taliban, they want to leave because they don’t want to be crushed into miserable subsistence level poverty.

    The US southern border is effectively open to third-world invasion, they are just waving them through, but now the rich can open a second front. Prediction: there will be a non-stop stream of Air Force cargo jets packed with Afghani refugees flying to the United States. Most of these people will not have worked with the US, and many (maybe most?) will have worked for the other side – doesn’t matter. Just pack em in. The more people the rich can shovel into the country, and the faster, the more wages can be driven down and profits up. This won’t end.

    And of course, US citizens stranded in Afghanistan won’t get priority – why should being a citizen matter? Just pack ’em in, the more the better, sinner or saint, US ally or Jihadist, US citizen or foreign national, healthy or diseased, doesn’t matter. Sorting them out will slow things down!

    The cheap labor must flow.

  12. Jim H says:

    ‘The media are showing pictures of the Afghan palace and one of the warlord’s office. I did a double-take, because the plush, wretched-excess furnishings looked just like Obama’s \$12 million McMansion furnishings in Martha’s Vineyard.’ — Michael Hudson

    That’s what happens when a former choom-wagon kid gets showered with millions of laundered money from the publishing industry for ghostwritten ‘books’ that few ever read … and the only interior decorator he knows is a gay guy from L.A.

    What do you want to bet that Barky has a nude Discobolus statue in his office, plated with 24-karat gold? And probably one of these, too, as ‘movie memorabilia’:

  13. The war and its denouement were all planned.

    The idea of war is to waste weapons and ammunition.

    So’s you can get government contracts to make more weapons and ammunition.

    • Agree: Realist
  14. It’s now an Emirate. So who’s the new Emir. Will they have a Loya Jirga to find out?

    • Replies: @Wokechoke
  15. @Mefobills

    Unfortunately, economics has been invaded by quants, who want to mathematize every aspect, as if humans are predictable machines.

    Quantifying a sector, a discipline, a business or industry, empowers the quants who do not know the discipline and the dynamics within it necessary to generate quantitatively positive results.

    It’s a parallel to (((Finance Capitalism))) which enables usury experts who know how to get little else done to take control of said segments thereby degrading them from highest art forms of the given discipline into cheap franchises.

    This is how the Jew degrades a society segment by segment. Look at all the Jew leaders of industries who could not perform either the basic functions or most sophisticated aspects of the given discipline but are in control of those who can and are necessary to its operation thereby limiting the impact of the competent.

    (((Idiots))) on top destroy and all the worse when (((they))) are diabolical.

  16. Gruben says:

    Here are a few questions: US generals and intelligence services succeeded to prevent President Trump to end the occupation of Afghanistan. They were and still are obviously strongly against this decision. Is it far fetched to think that they (meaning the generals and the services) have now been planning the withdrawal from Afghanistan in such a way that this decision can be criticized in all the media to have been wrong? Aren’t they responsible for the scenes and the dead at the airport of Kabul? Are the Iranians who are saying that the US wanted the Afghan army after their withdrawal to continue a proxy war against the Taliban in Afghanistan right? If they are right one has to admire the Afghan personalities like the former President Karzai and others who did what they could to prevent the fighting to continue after the US withdrawal. Have the generals and the services planned the ending the occupation as a lesson to the present administration and future presidents so that they should never act against their advice?

    • Replies: @anon
  17. Wokechoke says:
    @Si1ver1ock

    Both were CIA backed regimes. At various points.

  18. Altai says:

    except for the turmoil at the airport.

    And let’s be real, the vast majority of the people ‘not on the evacuation list’ were not running in fear of the Taliban, they were just trying to emigrate to the West for economic reasons. The famous clip of the crowd following the C-17 including a teenage boy laughing and mugging for the camera. If you are running in fear of your life you don’t do the most fatally dangerous thing in the world and try to stow away on the landing gear of a plane or cling to it’s side. Those are risks they were taking (Likely not very informed of their real chances) in order to obtain a reward. (Given how little runaway it still had and how fast they can take off if they need to, I’m sure a lot of the guys hanging on were teenagers just playing and didn’t have time to jump off)

    As at least one fluent Urdu speaking journalist reports, the crowds came under the guise of a rumour that there were flights to Canada that were taking anyone.

    • Replies: @beavertales
  19. Realist says:

    By throwing all his weight behind the propaganda that has guided U.S. policy since George W. Bush decided to invade after 9/11, Biden blew his greatest chance to burst the myths that led to his own bad decisions to trust U.S. military and state officials (and their campaign contributors).

    Biden has never had a chance. He was born a dolt and now he is brain-dead. Biden is just following his Deep State puppetmaster’s wishes.

  20. gottlieb says:

    A good read (as usual), and some nice points made.

    But your interpretation of the Big Lie of 911 that started it all is carrying water for the cover up. Israel/Saudi/US Intelligence services are one thing. If Saudis attacked ‘us on 911, then so too did Israel and the US.

    So, please, leave 911 out of it if your founding lie is only partly true. It does you no service.

  21. Maybe this question is too obvious, but…

    If the aim was to avoid Saigon comparisons couldn’t they have used Blackhawks or another transport helicopter instead of Chinooks for the embassy evacuation?

  22. Mefobills says:

    If the aim was to avoid Saigon comparisons couldn’t they have used Blackhawks or another transport helicopter instead of Chinooks for the embassy evacuation?

    Trump had an orderly evacuation plan, which was agreed to by the Taliban. There would have been no “Saigon moment.”

    Biden tore up the plan.

    Why?

    Because ne0-liberals are crazy. They are high on their own supply. They believe their own gas. (((International))) finance capitalism, has been emitting propaganda for so long that it has become something that people accept unquestioningly.

    Neo-libs, Neo-Cons actually believed that Afghani’s wanted LGBTQ, gay parades, and women’s study degrees from a college. They actually believe that families are not the cornerstone of civilization, but instead it is ok to spread pornography to then “make some money.”

    Biden and his ilk actually believed the BS spreading by suck-up generals, who in turn were wanting to sup from the taxpayer gravy train.

    In a finance plutocracy like that of ZOG west, it is required to use force and propaganda to then invert the natural order.

    As soon as ZOG’s jackboot was lifted from the throat of the Afghani’s, they reverted to the natural order, which is a patriarchy. Afghanistan is a non-monetized society, where virtues like honor are still a measure of a man.

    Trump was a potential threat to ZOG, as he “could have been” a new white tyrant patriarch. Unfortunately, Trump did not know his role.

    Hudson discusses how the good tyrant kills off other tyrants to then release debts on a debt burdened population.

    https://michael-hudson.com/2011/12/democracy-and-debt/

    Finance Capitalism was invented by our (((friends))) while in Amsterdam, and then said Jews attached the scheme to London. ZOG west popped into being in Amsterdam, soon after Isabella kicked her Jews out of Spain in 1492:

    ___________________

    Matters changed with the Dutch democracy, seeking to win and secure its liberty from Habsburg Spain. The fact that their parliament was to contract permanent public debts on behalf of the state enabled the Low Countries to raise loans to employ mercenaries in an epoch when money and credit were the sinews of war. Access to credit “was accordingly their most powerful weapon in the struggle for their freedom,” notes Ehrenberg: “Anyone who gave credit to a prince knew that the repayment of the debt depended only on his debtor’s capacity and will to pay. The case was very different for the cities, which had power as overlords, but were also corporations, associations of individuals held in common bond. According to the generally accepted law each individual burgher was liable for the debts of the city both with his person and his property.”[2]

    The financial achievement of parliamentary government was thus to establish debts that were not merely the personal obligations of princes, but were truly public and binding regardless of who occupied the throne. This is why the first two democratic nations, the Netherlands and Britain after its 1688 revolution, developed the most active capital markets and proceeded to become leading military powers. What is ironic is that it was the need for war financing that promoted democracy, forming a symbiotic trinity between war making, credit and parliamentary democracy in an epoch when money was still the sinews of war.

    Finance capitalism puts banking corporations on the throne. Humans are no longer God ordained creatures, but instead are cogs in the money machine, to then make prices.

    Without a king, or Fascism (national socialism), there is no Patriarchal order, to then release debts.

    A king/fascist also has the power to subordinate degeneracy, such as LGBTQ, gay pride parades, and elevating women into being little worker men, such that they no longer are good wives and men partners.

  23. anon[341] • Disclaimer says:
    @Gruben

    Exactly.

    The military and their Neocon enablers refuse to leave any former war zone. They bullied and hectored the inept Trump, attempting to stall until regime change. They couldn’t believe Joe was serious.

    They refused to implement a plausible exit plan. They either thought Joe would change course, or somehow Joe would be the sole bag holder. Or a thinly veiled warning that they would never leave anywhere without creating enormous political embarrassment.

    But our Central Asian experiment is over. The area is more or less unchanged. Except China has the BRI and an interest in growing a trade block. The US never had a serious strategic interest at stake.
    And now, more than ever, this is obvious.

    The neocon led deep state lost. And their petulance will not go unnoticed. And the military can’t pretend they were just following orders.

    Joe is simply a lame duck and is the least important character in this debacle.

  24. @Mefobills

    … suck-up generals, who in turn were wanting to sup from the taxpayer gravy train.

    Can only imagine what psychopathic shabby goys the white ones are, but know from devastating experience outside the ranks what character disasters the Affirmative Action Award Winners among that group are.

    For those of us who knew the Traditional America, there were two classes of men outside the clergy whom we could count on to know and serve the best interests of growing boys and young men: coaches and military officers.

    But because the Affirmative Action Award Winners are not there on merit but because of the Jew Code of Political Correctness, they can be counted on ZERO to recognize the reason for traditional Christian morality and the need for it in the raising of boys into honorable men.

    The Affirmative Action Award Winner is as compromised as the tranny because both are promoted for purely artificial reasons not performance and merit related but just as more golem in the Jew war on whitey, that war fueled by the Jew’s self admitted atavistic hatred of Jesus The Christ and the derivative hatred of whites as the descendants of Christendom.

    Truth:

    As soon as ZOG’s jackboot was lifted from the throat of the Afghani’s, they reverted to the natural order, which is a patriarchy. Afghanistan is a non-monetized society, where virtues like honor are still a measure of a man.

    And while this is all true

    Finance Capitalism was invented by our (((friends))) while in Amsterdam, and then said Jews attached the scheme to London. ZOG west popped into being in Amsterdam, soon after Isabella kicked her Jews out of Spain in 1492

    Finance Capitalism is a sophisticated form of, and therefore a category under, USURY, the the method of Jew parasitism refined by Hillel then practiced under the Rabbinical Judaism he founded using the Pharisees as the priest class which Jesus announced in his first recorded public statement He came to oppose (Luke 4:16-30) as you have pointed out Michael Hudson has edified us in his landmark 2018 volume “…and forgive them their debts”

    • Replies: @Mefobills
  25. Mefobills says:
    @Farrakhan.DDuke.AliceWalker.AllAgree

    Agree and also this:

    Matters changed with the Dutch democracy, seeking to win and secure its liberty from Habsburg Spain. The fact that their parliament was to contract permanent public debts on behalf of the state enabled the Low Countries to raise loans to employ mercenaries in an epoch when money and credit were the sinews of war. Access to credit “was accordingly their most powerful weapon in the struggle for their freedom,” notes Ehrenberg: “Anyone who gave credit to a prince knew that the repayment of the debt depended only on his debtor’s capacity and will to pay. The case was very different for the cities, which had power as overlords, but were also corporations, associations of individuals held in common bond. According to the generally accepted law each individual burgher was liable for the debts of the city both with his person and his property.”[2]

    The big bang event in Amsterdamn, ushered in Finance Capitalism, enthroned usury, and dethroned real Christianity and Kingdoms. The natural order was inverted.

    Hudson says that Rome was the problem, I disagree. It was the Jew and Mammonism, which became corporatism. Rome corrected itself by the time of Byzantium. Talmudic Judaism has incorporated Mammonism, especially after Hillel.

    A new hierarchy friendly to liberalism and mammonism was established in the low countries. I’m not clear on if the Jews themselves agitated for the law change, but I wouldn’t be surprised. Our (((friends))) were desperate for a new way of making easy unearned money after losing their taking of rents on gold-silver on caravan routes.

    Shortly after 1492, the “laws” were changed in the low countries, to have “no religious persecution.”

    The big bang event converted man from being a creature of the logos, to a creature subordinated to prices and money. Man also became a corporate creature, no longer part of gods creation, but instead cleaving to a privateer corporation.

    We are living the end times of the big bang, which evolved to where women and Jews are determined to enthrone themselves, which is against the logos. Since it is against the logos, we have clown world. Behind clown world is an Oligarchy of the worst types, string pulling civilization, to then self aggrandize.

    Meanwhile, average men are propaganda convinced that only prices and money are what matters, and no longer see themselves capitulated at the head of the hierarchy, and in control of civilization.

    Men instead, now believe in false gods, like gold or the “free market,” or shake-and-bake judeo Christianity. Or, men have been convinced to worship the magic negro, the Jew, or to masturbate to images of porno women, rather than the real thing. Because, the real thing is often a deformed liberal creature, made unfit for motherhood, or being a partner.

    Dante’s circle of hell, casts usurers and homosexuals into the pits of hell, because they are sterile. Being sterile is anti-life, in the same way as liberal women who are seeking money and prices, rather than being life-givers. Mussolini cast usurers and prostitutes and sordid gain seekers into a special “regulated” zone.

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  26. @Mefobills

    The big bang event converted man from being a creature of the logos, to a creature subordinated to prices and money. Man also became a corporate creature, no longer part of gods creation, but instead cleaving to a privateer corporation.

    The development you describe here has given rise to the Employee Culture – a society of employed adults who have no more discretion than school children. They show up when told, do as told, and whether employed by corporation, public or private, government or other organization, they are captive thus confined from speaking or acting truthfully because as employees they are not independent operators but shackled in the golden handcuffs of salary.

    This causes a massive society-wide drag on dissemination and spread of truth almost as severe as the Jews’ Media itself. And of course this is what since April, 2020, Dr. David Duke has been saying is a major goal of the JewFlu Hoax, crushing independence via elimination of small business to force all into employment or welfare which can be terminated for truth-telling.

    In the vein and out of great appreciation for the edification in the form of deciphering you’ve provided to make clear the unprecedented monetary history wisdom of Michael Hudson, since we’re never to experienced to learn as he demonstrates, this from him

    https://michael-hudson.com/2021/05/the-worlds-absentee-landlord/

    Michael Hudson 33:08

    Well what is the alternative? I think there had to be a lockdown. We have seen what happened in Asia and countries that did have a lockdown; they didn’t get sick. You had to have a lockdown not to get sick.

    indicates he’d almost immediately become all the more valuable to mankind in his teaching if he’d heed Andrew Anglin on the JewFluHOAX: https://stormer-daily.rw/author/andre/

    • Replies: @Mefobills
  27. Mefobills says:
    @Farrakhan.DDuke.AliceWalker.AllAgree

    Hudson won’t touch the third rail.

    Michael will have to deal with his own legacy on his avoidance. The Jewish religion is one of Mammonism, and it deforms its adherents into becoming immoral creatures. To a lesser degree, judeo-christianity also deforms its adherents, as the religion codes for deception.

    I’m actually ok with his not touching the third rail, as it means Michael will not be de-platformed.

    In the grand scheme of things, Michael is doing humanity a signal service, so I and others can over-look his being absent on the Jew problem. Others can raise the alarm.

    Craig Roberts and Michael Hudson are friends and have collaborated.

    https://brandnewtube.com/watch/mass-vaccination-murder-for-profit-and-digital-slavery-paul-craig-roberts-and-jason-liosatos_qB7fQm2ZeDGOy2T.html

    All Michael has to do is watch this video of his friend.

    We can say that early on in Covid narrative, that lock downs were a “freak out” policy prescription by Western leaders, but now that new data is available, there is no longer any justification for said lock-downs.

    Michael, having a high IQ and being able to connect the dots, must certainly be aware of the Covid deception by now, especially if he is keeping up with his friend’s calculus.

    The employee culture you touch on, is one of making slaves of the population. People won’t bite the hand that feeds.

    That is why Douglas Social Credit theory is important, where the price system is pumped to give people fiscal independence. Come to think of it, Hudson is also absent on Clifford Hughes Douglas.

  28. @Altai

    Canada has some pretty infamous ‘honor killings’ of Afghan daughters by family members.

    It also has instances of Afghani newcomers fighting gang wars against the established Lebanese mafia for entry into the narcotics trade.

  29. @Mefobills

    Right. It’s much worse, and much deeper than you can even imagine.
    It doesn’t help just to touch the surface. It’s a long story.

    • Thanks: Mefobills
    • Replies: @Sean
  30. Sean says:
    @Michael Hudson

    Very sad to see you pissing your credibility on economic matters away by agreeing with those kind of views.

    • Replies: @Mefobills
  31. Mefobills says:
    @Sean

    Good job trying to induce guilt. Guilt in turn is part of sin, which Michael exposes. Guilt, Sin, Debt are all part of the same thing.

    I doubt Michael gives two shits about what you think. He has his own mind.

    Most likely the narratives rattling around in your brain need correction.

    If there is something you disagree with, then argue that point, rather than casting aspersions.

    • Replies: @Sean
  32. Sean says:
    @Mefobills

    Mullah Omar the leader of the Taliban government at the time of 9/11 only visited Kabul twice in his life. He spent all his time in Kandahar. What started his rise to power was not CIA backing, but his settling a dispute between two warlords over a pretty boy. Word spread and people began coming to him with their problems. Omar never made pilgrimage to Mecca despite a personal invitation to do so from the Saudi king. ‘Custodian of the Two Holy Shines’ is the title explaining Saud family dictatorships status, but that they were discredited by having an infidel US army stationed in Saudi Arabia to protect them from Saddam’s Iraq. So Omar as a traditional Islamic scholar opposed the US army being in Saudi Arabia, which was also Osama Bin Laden’s main complaint.

    Afghanistan was invaded because Omar refused to hand over Osama Bin Laden. There was a very public either/or, threat by the US and Omar decided to defy the world’s most powerful state; an act that all Afghanistan paid for. Bin Laden was a renegade Saudi with no power base in Afghanistan and Omar could have handed him over quite easily, but chose not to. Iraq had to be invaded after 9/11 because Bin Laden was a symptom of a growing discontent among ordinary Saudi Arabians with the Saud family dictatorship allowing an American army to be stationed in Islam’s holy land.

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    , @Michael Hudson
  33. Mefobills says:
    @Sean

    You inserted yourself as a third party, to then self aggrandize, and spread narrative at variance with known facts.

    It’s a “long story” as Michael says, because at root it is part of human behavior. Man’s relations are two way, or three way.

    Typically a third party will insert himself into two way relations, to then take some sort of unearned gain. You attempted to capitulate yourself over both Hudson and myself as a third party, and now are spreading hypnosis.

    Michael is way smarter than you, and deals with the “past” as there are too many narrative controlled dupes in today’s clown world; dupes who take issue when their shibboleths are pierced.

    Most people with functioning brain cells know that Afghanistan is a lynchpin for central Asia, and that is why it was invaded. From there, the Finance Capitalist west was able to spy on China and Russia, while simultaneously using the soft underbelly of Islam to foment instability. Using Wahabi Salafi Islam to create Takfiri mercenary soldiers came to fruition under Reagan. Do I need to post pictures of Mujahedeen visiting the white house to make my point?

    Recycled petrodollars, mostly out of Saudi and Qatar, were channeled into creating a mercenary army of ISIS, while the U.S. air force ran air cover with “no fly zones.” Recycled petrodollars were/are channeled via the CIA into the MIC, and ultimately into the coffers of politicians, with bribes.

    Balance of payment flows are explored in Hudson’s book, “Super Imperialism.”

    Finance Capital/Zion/Neo-con/Globo-Homo central Asia gambit, along with the “wars in the middle east” have failed.

    Hudson has lots of book for you to read, pick one up and begin your education. The world does not work at all like you describe.

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    • Replies: @Ron Unz
    , @Sean
  34. Sean says:

    Most people with functioning brain cells know that Afghanistan is a lynchpin for central Asia,

    Which is why the British occupied it for hundreds of years. And the USSR so greatly benefited from conquering it.

    Hudson knows a lot more that almost everyone about economics, but that does not mean it is true that that US wants to do anything like destabilize China in the way he suggests, because that would mean getting into a land war in Asia. The US made that mistake in Korea, and in Vietnam only half fought out of fear of it happening again.

    You mentioned petrodollars, that is indeed central. The US protect Saudi Arabia and destroy any threat to the royal family’s rule. Osama bin Laden was opposing the Saud family rule from Afghanistan. The threat posed by Saddam Hussein meant an American army had to be kept in Saudi Arabia (bin Laden’s main complaint) and immediately Saddam was overthrown, that US army in Saudi Arabia, which had been there for a decade, was withdrawn. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Withdrawal_of_United_States_troops_from_Saudi_Arabia

    • Agree: Johnny Rico
  35. Start here, Michael. This is basic history.

    You and the other UNZ writers should stop trying to re-invent the wheel and make-up whatever suits your delusion of the day.

  36. @emersonreturn

    Yeah the first thing they did to Libya was seize the gold… I knew the reasons was because Ghaddafi wanted a pan African currency backed by gold – but it never dawned on me what was done with it after they took it.

    • Replies: @Sean
  37. Ron Unz says:
    @Mefobills

    Hudson has lots of book for you to read, pick one up and begin your education. The world does not work at all like you describe.

    Actually, Prof. Hudson would be interested in getting in touch with you via email. If you drop me a note at the “Contact Email” listed on this website and also include your “fake email” to prove your identity, I’ll pass your information along to him.

  38. Sean says:
    @showmethereal

    https://brewminate.com/the-seleucid-empire-of-hellenistic-mesopotamia-312-63-bce/

    “The Seleucid Empire was founded 312 BCE upon the breakup the Macedonian Empire. Alexander Balas ruled from 150-145 BCE / Thomas Lessman, Wikimedia Commons”

    Bush the Elder backed Saddam’s Iraq against Revolutionary Iran because it was causing trouble in Yemen, (just as Nasser had) and threatening Saudi Arabia. America went so far in helping Saddam against Iran, and that he thought he had carte blanche for attacking not just Iran but the Gulf Arab family dictatorships and invaded Kuwait. Thereby threatening the Saud family regieme in Saudi Arabia. Then an American army had to be stationed in Saudi Arabia so Saddam did not repeat the trick, this caused serious unrest among the population of Saudi Arabian and Osama Bin Laden was a symptom of that feeling. So Afghanistan was invaded because they refused to hand over Bin Laden and Iraq was invased to obviate the need to keep an American army in Saudi Arabia .What is Libyan gold when we are talking about petrodollars? If CO2 fracking is perfected Saudi Arabia will become much more important.

    • Replies: @showmethereal
  39. Sean says:
    @Mefobills

    It has been said that, if not for the Athenian Plague we would be at the stars, War then plague are part of a logical sequence. Finance in Athens was based on the Temple, but went wrong because of Pericles’s use of Delian League’s treasure (and the prior removal of the gold from a little island to Athens) for prestige projects in Athens. The immediate cause of the war with Sparta was his wife’s young girl attendants being abducted (I bet he was was banging them). Pericles banked on a short war and said the Temple gold would be enough to fund it, but it went on for years and he was forced to institute a tax. Them came the plague, and the end of democracy (it might be mentioned that democracy and the proto-democracy of the tyrants had been extremely warlike). Sooner of later Sparta and Athens were going to fight; one can see finance as an important reason, but it does not explain the majority of the interactions.

  40. @Sean

    What on earth does any of that have to do with my critique of Social Credit and its shortcomings. Major Douglass was quite correct that debt deflation left a purchasing-power gap. But for the government to create credit to close that gap — which rises exponentially as a result of compound interest and asset-price gains — simply subsidizes economic polarization.
    The only cure is a debt write down. Sorry this mathematical logic leads you into shock and disbelief at my analysis. Try doing the statistics yourself.

    • Replies: @Sean
  41. Sean says:
    @Michael Hudson

    My apologies for misinterpreting you, but I think you”ll find that immeasurably more statistically competent and influential people than me who understand and are sympathetic to your arguments would be terribly disappointed in that comment you made. I interjected by saying you ought to not publicly agree with such folk; the person you agreed with who talks in the comment you seemingly endorsed about ” The Jewish religion is one of Mammonism, and it deforms its adherents into becoming immoral creatures. To a lesser degree, judeo-christianity also deforms its adherents, as the religion codes for deception.”

    In a reply to me this me this person referred to “Finance Capital/Zion/Neo-con/Globo-Homo central Asia gambit, along with the “wars in the middle east”. Do you think being associated with views like this is going to help you get your solution (it may well be a solution) implemented? The Athens plague was a hinge in history, we are at one now. All the more reason you must be careful not to make yourself ridiculous by association.

  42. @Sean

    “What is Libyan gold when we are talking about petrodollars?”

    It had everything to do with petrodollars. Saudi Arabia guarantees the petrodollar cartel. Anyone who seeks to deviate it becomes a target. Ghadaffi’s goal was to move all of Africa away from US dollar trading and to have a Pan African currency backed by gold (and all African commodities really). That’s why he “had to” die. Same with Saddam really. Once he decided he didn’t want to be part of the petro dollar gang he had to go. Venezuela was next on the list – but Russia said no go. Russia and China and Iran are the three that can’t be so easily invaded. So they are just sanctioned one way or another.

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