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Western elites and their lackeys in the media despise Russian president Vladimir Putin and they make no bones about it. The reasons for this should be fairly obvious. Putin has rolled back US ambitions in Syria and Ukraine, aligned himself with Washington’s biggest strategic rival in Asia, China, and is currently strengthening his economic ties with Europe which poses a long-term threat to US dominance in Central Asia. Putin has also updated his nuclear arsenal which makes it impossible for Washington to use the same bullyboy tactics it’s used on other, more vulnerable countries. So it’s understandable that the media would want to demonize Putin and disparage him as cold-blooded “KGB thug”. That, of course, is not true, but it fits with the bogus narrative that Putin is maniacally conducting a clandestine war against the United States for purely evil purposes. In any event, the media’s deep-seated Russophobia has grown so extreme that they’re unable to cover even simple events without veering wildly into fantasy-land. Take, for example, the New York Times coverage of Putin’s recent Address to the Federal Assembly, which took place on January 15. The Times screwball analysis shows that their journalists have no interest in conveying what Putin actually said, but would rather use every means available to persuade their readers that Putin is a calculating tyrant driven by his insatiable lust for power. Check out this excerpt from the article in the Times:

“Nobody knows what’s going on inside the Kremlin right now. And perhaps that’s precisely the point. President Vladimir V. Putin announced constitutional changes last week that could create new avenues for him to rule Russia for the rest of his life….(wrong)

The fine print of the legislation showed that the prime minister’s powers would not be expanded as much as first advertised, while members of the State Council would still appear to serve at the pleasure of the president. So maybe Mr. Putin’s plan is to stay president, after all?….(wrong again)

A journalist, Yury Saprykin, offered a similar sentiment on Facebook, but in verse:

We’ll be debating over how he won’t leave,
We’ll be guessing, will he leave or won’t he.
And then — lo! — he won’t be leaving.
That is, before the elections he won’t leave,
And after that, he definitely won’t leave.” (wrong, a third time)

(” Big Changes? Or Maybe Not. Putin’s Plans Keep Russia Guessing”, New York Times)

This is really terrible analysis. Yes, “Putin announced constitutional changes last week”, but they have absolutely nothing to do with some sinister plan to stay in power, and anyone who read the speech would know that. Unfortunately, most of the other 100-or-so “cookie cutter” articles on the topic, draw the same absurd conclusion as the Times, that is, that the changes Putin announced in his speech merely conceal his real intention which is to extend his time in office for as long as possible. Once again, there’s nothing in the speech itself to support these claims, it’s just another attempt to smear Putin.

So what did Putin actually say in his annual Address to the Federal Assembly?

Well, that’s where it gets interesting. He announced changes to the social safety net, more financial assistance for young families, improvements to the health care system, higher wages for teachers, more money for education, hospitals, schools, libraries. He promised to launch a system of “social contracts” that commit the state to reducing poverty and raising standards of living. He pledged to provide healthier meals to schoolchildren, lower interest rates for first-time home buyers, greater economic support for working families, higher payouts to pensioners, raises to the minimum wage, additional funding for a “network of extracurricular technology and engineering centers”. Putin also added this gem:

“It is very important that children who are in preschool and primary school adopt the true values ​​of a large family – that family is love, happiness, the joy of motherhood and fatherhood, that family is a strong bond of several generations, united by respect for the elderly and care for children, giving everyone a sense of confidence, security, and reliability. If the younger generations accept this situation as natural, as a moral and an integral part and reliable background support for their adult life, then we will be able to meet the historical challenge of guaranteeing Russia’s development as a large and successful country.”

Naturally, heartfelt statements like this never appear on the pages of the Times or any of the other western media for that matter. Instead, Americans are deluged with more of the same relentless Putin-psychobabble that’s become a staple of cable news. The torrent of lies, libels and fabrications about Putin are so constant and so overwhelming, that the only thing of which one can be absolutely certain, is that nothing that is written about Putin in the MSM can be trusted. Of that, there is no doubt.

That said, Putin is a politician which means he might not deliver on his promises at all. That is a very real possibility. But if that’s the case, then why did his former-Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev, resign immediately after the speech? Medvedev and his entire cabinet resigned because they realized that Putin has abandoned the western model of capitalism and is moving in a different direction altogether. Putin is now focused on strengthening welfare state programs that lift people out of poverty, raise living standards, and narrow the widening inequality gap. And he wants a new team to help him implement his vision, which is why Medvedev and crew got their walking papers. Here’s how The Saker summed it up in a recent article at the Unz Review:

“The new government clearly indicates that, especially with the nominations of Prime Minister Mishustin and his First Deputy Prime Minister Andrey Belousov: these are both on record as very much proponents of what is called “state capitalism” in Russia: meaning an economic philosophy in which the states does not stifle private entrepreneurship, but one in which the state is directly and heavily involved in creating the correct economic conditions for the government and private sector to grow. Most crucially, “state capitalism” also subordinates the sole goal of the corporate world (making profits) to the interests of the state and, therefore, to the interests of the people. In other words, goodbye turbo-capitalism à la Atlantic Integrationists!” (“The New Russian Government”, The Saker)

This is precisely what is taking place in Russia right now. Putin is breaking away from Washington’s parasitic model of capitalism and replacing it with a more benign version that better addresses the needs of the people. This new version of ‘managed capitalism’ places elected officials at the head of the system to protect the public from the savagery of market forces and from perennial-grinding austerity. It’s a system aimed at helping ordinary people not Wall Street or the global bank Mafia.

But while the changes to Russia’s economic model are significant, it’s Putin’s political changes that have drawn the most attention. Here’s what he said:

(The) “requirements of international law and treaties as well as decisions of international bodies can be valid on the Russian territory only to the point that they do not restrict the rights and freedoms of our people and citizens and do not contradict our Constitution….”

What does this mean? Does it mean that Putin will not respect international law or the treaties it has signed with its neighbors? No, it doesn’t, in fact, Putin has been an enthusiastic proponent of international law and the UN Security Council. He strongly believes that these institutions play a crucial role in maintaining global security, an issue that is very close to his heart. What the Russian president appears to be saying is that the rights of the Russian people and of the sovereign Russian government take precedent over foreign corporations, treaties or free trade agreements. Russia will not allow the powerful and insidious globalist multinationals to take control of the political and economic levers of state power as they’ve done in countries around the world. Putin further clarified this point saying:

“Russia can remain Russia only as a sovereign state. Our nation’s sovereignty must be unconditional. We have done a great deal to achieve this. We restored our state’s unity and overcome the situation when certain powers in the government were essentially usurped by oligarch clans. …We created powerful reserves, which increases our country’s stability and capability to protect (us) from any attempts of foreign pressure.”

For Putin sovereignty, which is the supreme power of a state to govern itself, is the bedrock principle which legitimizes the state provided the state faithfully represents the will of the people. He elaborates on this point later in his speech saying:

“The opinion of people, our citizens as the bearers of sovereignty and the main source of power must be decisive. In the final analysis everything is decided by the people, both today and in the future.”

So while there may be significant differences between Russian and US democracy, the basic principle remains the same, the primary responsibility of the government is to carry out the “will of the people”. In this respect, Putin’s political philosophy is not much different from that of the framers of the US Constitution. What is different, however, is Putin’s approach to free trade. Unlike the US, Putin does not believe that free trade deals should diminish the authority of the state. Most Americans don’t realize that trade agreements like NAFTA often include provisions that prevent the government from acting in the best interests of their people. Globalist trade laws prevent governments from providing incentives to companies to slow the outsourcing of manufacturing jobs, they undermine environmental regulations and food safety laws. Some of these agreements even shield sweatshop owners and other human rights abusers from penalty or prosecution.

Is it any wonder why Putin does not want to participate in this unethical swindle? Is it any wonder why he feels the need to clearly state that Russia will only comply with those laws and treaties that “do not restrict the rights and freedoms of our people and citizens and do not contradict our Constitution”? Here’s Putin again:

“Please, do not forget what happened to our country after 1991. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, ….there were also threats, dangers of a magnitude no one could have imagined ever before. ….Therefore … We must create a solid, reliable and invulnerable system that will be absolutely stable in terms of the external contour and will securely guarantee Russia’s independence and sovereignty.”

So what happened following the dissolution of the Soviet Union?

The United States dispatched a cabal of cutthroat economists to Moscow to assist in the “shock therapy” campaign that collapsed the social safety net, savaged pensions, increased unemployment, homelessness, poverty, and alcoholism by many orders of magnitude, accelerated the slide to privatization that fueled a generation of voracious oligarchs, and sent the real economy plunging into an excruciating long-term depression.

Economist Joseph Stiglitz followed events closely in Russia at the time and summed it up like this:

“In Russia, the people were told that capitalism was going to bring new, unprecedented prosperity. In fact, it brought unprecedented poverty, indicated not only by a fall in living standards, not only by falling GDP, but by decreasing life spans and enormous other social indicators showing a deterioration in the quality of life…..

The number of people in poverty in Russia, for instance, increased from 2 percent to… somewhere between 40 and 50 percent, with more than one out of two children living in families below poverty. The market economy was a worse enemy for most of these people than the Communists had said it would be. … In some (parts) of the former Soviet Union, the GDP, the national income, fell by over 70 percent. And with that smaller pie it was more and more unequally divided, so a few people got bigger and bigger slices, and the majority of people wound up with less and less and less…. (PBS interview with Joseph Stiglitz, Commanding Heights)

At the same time Washington’s agents were busy looting Moscow, NATO was moving its troops, armored divisions and missile sites closer to Russia’s border in clear violation of promises that were made to Mikhail Gorbachev not to move its military “one inch east”. At present, there are more combat troops and weaponry on Russia’s western flank than at any time since the German buildup for operation Barbarossa in June 1941. Naturally, Russia feels threatened by this flagrantly hostile force on its border. (BTW, this week, “The US is carrying out its biggest and most provocative deployment to Europe since the Cold War-era. According to the US Military in Europe Website: “Exercise DEFENDER-Europe 20 is the deployment of a division-size combat-credible force from the United States to Europe….The Pentagon and its NATO allies are recklessly simulating a full-blown war with Russia to prevent Moscow from strengthening its economic ties with Europe.) Here’s more from Putin:

“I am convinced that it is high time for a serious and direct discussion about the basic principles of a stable world order and the most acute problems that humanity is facing. It is necessary to show political will, wisdom and courage. The time demands an awareness of our shared responsibility and real actions.”

This is a theme that Putin has reiterated many times since his groundbreaking speech at Munich in 2007 where he said:

“We are seeing a greater and greater disdain for the basic principles of international law. And independent legal norms are, as a matter of fact, coming increasingly closer to one state’s legal system. One state and, of course, first and foremost the United States, has overstepped its national borders in every way. This is visible in the economic, political, cultural and educational policies it imposes on other nations. Well, who likes this? Who is happy about this?….” (“Wars not diminishing’: Putin’s iconic 2007 Munich speech, you tube)

What Putin objects to is the US acting unilaterally whenever it chooses. It’s Washington’s capricious disregard for international law that has destabilized vast regions across the Middle East and Central Asia and has put world leaders on edge never knowing where the next crisis will pop up or how many millions of people will be impacted. As Putin said in Munich, “No one feels safe.” No one feels like they can count on the protection of international law or UN Security Council resolutions.

Putin:

“Just look at the situation in the Middle East and Northern Africa… Instead of bringing about reforms, aggressive intervention destroyed government institutions and the local way of life. Instead of democracy and progress, there is now violence, poverty, social disasters and total disregard for human rights, including even the right to life…

The power vacuum in some countries in the Middle East and Northern Africa obviously resulted in the emergence of areas of anarchy, which were quickly filled with extremists and terrorists. The so-called Islamic State has tens of thousands of militants fighting for it, including former Iraqi soldiers who were left on the street after the 2003 invasion. Many recruits come from Libya whose statehood was destroyed as a result of a gross violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1973….”

Is Putin overstating Washington’s role in decimating Iraq, Libya, Syria and Afghanistan or is this a fair assessment of America’s pernicious and destabilizing role in the region? Entire civilizations have been laid to waste, millions have been killed or scattered across the region to achieve some nebulous strategic advantage or to help Israel eliminate its perceived enemies. And all this military adventurism can be traced back to the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the triumphalist response from US powerbrokers who saw Russia’s collapse as a green light for their New World Order.

Washington reveled in its victory and embraced its ability to dominate global decision-making and intervene unilaterally wherever it saw fit. The indispensable nation no longer had to bother with formalities like the UN Security Council or international law. Even sovereignty was dismissed as an archaic notion that had no place in the new borderless corporate empire. What really mattered was spreading western-style capitalism to the four corners of the earth particularly those areas that contained vital resources (ME) or explosive growth potential. (Eurasia) Those regions were the real prize.

But then something unexpected happened. Washington’s wars dragged on ad infinitum while newer centers of power gradually emerged. Suddenly, the globalist utopia was no longer within reach, the American Century had ended before it had even begun. Meanwhile Russia and China were growing more powerful all the time. They demanded an end to unilateralism and a return to international law, but their demands were flatly rejected. The wars and interventions dragged on even though the prospects for victory grew more and more remote. Here’s Putin again:

“We have no doubt that sovereignty is the central notion of the entire system of international relations. Respect for it and its consolidation will help underwrite peace and stability both at the national and international levels…First of all, there must be equal and indivisible security for all states.” (Meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club, ” The Future in Progress: Shaping the World of Tomorrow, From the Office of the President of Russia)

Indeed, sovereignty is the foundational principle upon which global security rests, and yet, it is sovereignty that western elites are so eager to extinguish. Powerhouse multinationals want to erase existing borders to facilitate the unfettered, tariff-free flow of goods and people in one giant, interconnected free trade zone that spans the entire planet. And while their plan has been derailed by Putin in Syria and Ukraine, they have made gains in Africa, South America and Southeast Asia. The virus cannot be contained, it can only be eradicated. Here’s Putin:

“Essentially, the entire globalisation project is in crisis today and in Europe, as we know well, we hear voices now saying that multiculturalism has failed. I think this situation is in many respects the result of mistaken, hasty and to some extent over-confident choices made by some countries’ elites a quarter-of-a-century ago. Back then, in the late 1980s-early 1990s, there was a chance not just to accelerate the globalization process but also to give it a different quality and make it more harmonious and sustainable in nature.

But some countries that saw themselves as victors in the Cold War, not just saw themselves this way but said it openly, took the course of simply reshaping the global political and economic order to fit their own interests.

In their euphoria, they essentially abandoned substantive and equal dialogue with other actors in international life, chose not to improve or create universal institutions, and attempted instead to bring the entire world under the spread of their own organizations, norms and rules. They chose the road of globalization and security for their own beloved selves, for the select few, and not for all.” (Meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club)

As Putin says, there was an opportunity to “make globalization more harmonious and sustainable”, (perhaps, China’s Belt and Road initiative will do just that.) but Washington elites rejected that idea choosing instead to impose its own self-aggrandizing vision on the world. As a result, demonstrations and riots have cropped up across Europe, right-wing populist parties are on the rise, and a majority of the population no longer have confidence in basic democratic institutions. The west’s version of globalization has been roundly repudiated as a scam that showers wealth on scheming billionaires while hanging ordinary working people out to dry. Here’s Putin again:

“It seems as if the elites do not see the deepening stratification in society and the erosion of the middle class…(but the situation) creates a climate of uncertainty that has a direct impact on the public mood.

Sociological studies conducted around the world show that people in different countries and on different continents tend to see the future as murky and bleak. This is sad. The future does not entice them, but frightens them. At the same time, people see no real opportunities or means for changing anything, influencing events and shaping policy.” (Meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club)

True, life is harder now and it looks to get harder still, but what is Putin’s remedy or does he have one? Is he going to stem the tide and reverse the effects of globalization? Is he going to sabotage Washington’s plan to control vital resources in the Middle East, become the the main player in Central Asia, and tighten its grip on global power?

No, Putin is not nearly that ambitious. As he indicates in his speech, his immediate goal is to reform the economy so that poverty is eliminated and wealth is more equally distributed. These are practical remedies that help to soften capitalism and decrease the probability of social unrest. He also wants to fend off potential threats to the state by shoring up Russian sovereignty. That’s why he is adding amendments to the Constitution. The objective is to protect Russia from pernicious foreign agents or fifth columnists operating within the state. Bottom line: Putin sees what’s going on in the world and has charted a course that best serves the interests of the Russian people. Americans would be lucky to have a leader who did the same.

 
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  1. Russia needs National Socialism minus the crazy racial theories and imperialism.

  2. Russia, with China and perhaps India and Iran, may have made themselves immune to the financial ravages soon to visit the West. A system of encrypted communications backed by sovereign gold deposits will make these countries able to do business with each other without moving cash or gold around during the emergency.

    • Replies: @Hapalong Cassidy
  3. Good article, but it should be “rein in”, not “reign in”. Please correct so that this can be shared.

    • Replies: @Herald
  4. anonymous[245] • Disclaimer says:

    Thank you for this antidote to the stifling, caricature, and orthodoxy we’re drenched in. Even on this website, authors parrot the Establishment when it comes to Russia. Mr. Derbyshire is the most prolific, but I noted Mr. Atzmon doing so in passing this week, suggesting that “Putin” (never with a title, a la “Hitler”) is the principal foe of the British Prime Minister.

    The article deserves wider readership. But please correct the headline, which should use “Rein,” not “Reign.”

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
  5. “Putin Vows to Rein in Capitalism and Shore Up Sovereignty”

    It’s only consistent with his past behavior of reining in post-Soviet Russian Oligarchs.

    • Replies: @Greg S.
  6. Unfortunately, it still says “reign in” under the picture shown on Facebook (not Twitter!) when shared there, despite this being corrected here. Please change this. I want to share the article on Facebook.

    • Replies: @bluedog
  7. Putin is a president in an oligarchy where the fossil fuel oligarch reign. To characterize this as state capitalism when the profits are privatized is a fiction. Rather than to submit to a carbon tax they have flipped Putin in the opposite direction. He is now granted $40 billion in tax breaks to the biggest fossil fuel oligarchs–Rosneft and Gazprom. These are privatised companies that were formerly state companies in the former USSR. Instead of reversing the trend Putin has escalated privatization. Worse, he is concentrating all of Russia’s money in the fossil fuel industry at a time when it is necessary for human civilization to turn away from fossil fuels in order to survive. The new prime minister said development of fossil fuels in Siberia will be the economic cornerstone of the economy. Any prosperity will be short-term and short lived.

    Only someone completely ignorant of the science and the meltdown of the Arctic and its drastic impact on humanity and life on earth can praise this as a good move. Putin himself is a science denier and does not attribute climate change to human activity but to natural cycles. He stated this recently. Not everyone in Russian government supported given trillions of rubles in tax breaks to the privatized fossil fuel corporations. Putin’s reorganization helped to push out those in opposition and to consolidate his agenda and power. There is no doubt about that. He showed his true hand when he elevated retirement age in Russia. The rest is promises. Meanwhile 50% of agricultural land in Russia is being destroyed by permafrost melt. And the East Siberian Arctic shelf has the highest amount of methane escaping daily yet in human history. The oceans are turning acid and soon all of Putin’s and Xi’s plans may dissolve. Moscow itself has seen no winter this year.

  8. onebornfree says: • Website

    “This new version of ‘managed capitalism’ places elected officials at the head of the system to protect the public from the savagery of market forces and from perennial-grinding austerity. It’s a system aimed at helping ordinary people not Wall Street or the global bank Mafia.”

    “Managed capitalism” . Ho, ho, ho. 😂

    Despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary, it seems that a never-ending stream of brainwashed idiots worldwide still believe that the natural anarchy of markets can be successfully controlled/contained/managed by a bunch of pseudo intellectual , power hungry, “insider”,government paid dim-wits who somehow know whats best for everyone else, at all times. Yeah right! 🤣

    If the Russian populace accepts/believes any of this “Managed capitalism” B.S then they deserve exactly what they are gonna get: more poverty and a much lower standard of living for the average Russian “Joe”. “Stupid is as stupid does” , I guess 🙈

    Putins”new direction” signals nothing more than a slow , stealthy return to the full on communism of his predecessors.

    But then again, Putin always was/is a commie. He just pretended to be something else for a while.

    “The idea that socialism is a share-the-wealth program is strictly a confidence game to get the people to surrender their freedom to an all-powerful collectivist government. While the Insiders tell us we are building a paradise on earth, we are actually constructing a jail for ourselves.” ― Gary Allen, None Dare Call It Conspiracy

    Regards, onebornfree

    • LOL: bluedog
  9. Things were better for the average Russian under communism, you see.

    No, you don’t see. Like the monkey or the ostrich.

  10. @ one born free
    How many Hoovervilles are in Russia, or China for that matter?

  11. Biff says:

    places elected officials at the head of the system to protect the public from the savagery of market forces and from perennial-grinding austerity.

    And yet all my liberal friends back in the USA HATE! Putin and everything Russia, and I’m completely convinced that they couldn’t explain why without simply repeating what they hear from the lobotomy news.

    Think of all the tyrants rolling over in their graves with jealousy and awe of the Washington/beltway system.

    • Agree: Parfois1, Old and grumpy
  12. Biff says:
    @onebornfree

    it seems that a never-ending stream of brainwashed idiots worldwide still believe that the natural anarchy of markets can be successfully controlled/contained/managed

    It has to be managed/organized somehow, but you and people like you couldn’t organize a circle jerk.

    • Replies: @davidgmillsatty
  13. @Westcosast

    You speak nonsense. Supply cannot be larger than consumable demand.

  14. Wally says:
    @Priss Factor

    What “crazy racial theories and imperialism” are you talking about?

    It’s incredible how easy it is to demolish lies, just demand proof from their liars.

  15. Adûnâi says:
    @Westcosast

    “Meanwhile 50% of agricultural land in Russia is being destroyed by permafrost melt.”

    Isn’t it the opposite? Doesn’t permafrost’s melting bring Russia more usable land for the future? And isn’t global warming a net positive for Russia anyway?

    “Moscow itself has seen no winter this year.”

    Isn’t this to be celebrated? Warmer climate is better.

  16. slorter says:

    Good article Michael ! Love it when I get something to annoy my MSM friends with!

    Lucky to have Putin there and what is more astounding is they had a drunken puppet Yeltsin that nearly destroyed the Federation to only be replaced by an outstanding leader that was needed not just for Russia but globally!!

    • Agree: LD
  17. Sean says:

    Putin has rolled back US ambitions in Syria and Ukraine

    The Russian expeditionary force only went to Syria after the US decided not to himmer Assad with airstrikes. Ukraine is now in effect allied with the US.

    Putin has rolled back US ambitions in Syria and Ukraine, aligned himself with Washington’s biggest strategic rival in Asia, China,

    It was the growth of China and its insatiable demand for low value added products such as fertiliser and steel that rescued the moribund Russian rust belt economy.

    Putin has also updated his nuclear arsenal which makes it impossible for Washington to use the same bullyboy tactics it’s used on other, more vulnerable countries.

    Putin has a huge number of old battlefield nukes (tactical nuclear weapons) along the border with China. Striking from Manchuria “overland to the Sea of Okhotsk in order to cut off the region, followed by the capture of Vladivostok might appear a tempting ‘small war’” China has not forgot being bullied into signing the unequal treaties of 1860 . Even with battlefield nukes once you go nuclear the ladder of escalation will be climbed. That is why the Warsaw Pact and Nato had tens of thousands of tanks and masses of artillery facing one another as if nuclear weapons had never been invented. Chinese economic infiltration of Russia means the Chinese will not have to invade in all likelihood. In relation to a superpower strategic exchange: ‘The threat of an incredible action is not a credible deterrent. ‘ America has the world’s most powerful economy and a conventional fight with it in a global war is one Russia could not start and hope to win even with China’s help.

    The torrent of lies, libels and fabrications about Putin are so constant and so overwhelming, that the only thing of which one can be absolutely certain, is that nothing that is written about Putin in the MSM can be trusted. Of that, there is no doubt.

    That is American MSM, who represent the same kind of people as Medvedev does. The difference is, ten million of Medvedev ‘s constituency (affluent educated urbanised economic elites) have left the country and the outflow is increasingly coming from the provinces. Immigration dooms Trump, but emigration helps Putin and whoever he chooses as successor.

    https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/01/16/official-data-vastly-underestimates-russian-emigration-report-a64158

    The deep State of Russia know it is stagnating technologically under Putin and because the genetic seed corn is scattered to the four winds in future there will be a problem finding people able enough to be administrators. It is a bit like Hitler bemoaning the fact that all the best German blood had left Germany, and proposing to conquer Russia to make Germany’s empire a place with a higher standard of living than America to mabe lure the German-Americans back.

    Putin is breaking away from Washington’s parasitic model of capitalism and replacing it with a more benign version that better addresses the needs of the people

    His people are the lower orders of society that constituted the losers of the post Soviet era, so yes he is helping them. But how is he going to stop the intelligent people (the Russian winners) leaving for the West? It is not just a matter of high birthrate, you need intelligent parents to breed the future elite, and the emigres are never going to come back.

    • Agree: Mr. Hack
    • Replies: @bluedog
    , @Alfred
  18. @Westcosast

    He is now granted $40 billion in tax breaks to the biggest fossil fuel oligarchs–Rosneft and Gazprom. These are privatised companies that were formerly state companies in the former USSR. Instead of reversing the trend Putin has escalated privatization.

    It seems you were misinformed. Rosneft and Gazprom are still state-owned, the latter mostly and the former entirely. So if indeed Putin did grant them these tax breaks, it’s just one branch of the government transferring money to another branch of government–sort of like when the Social Security Administration here in the US buy bonds from the Treasury Department. It’s just an accounting gimmick, not gift to ‘oligarchs’. (BTW, why is it that the media never refer to Soros, Bezos or the Rockefellers as ‘oligarchs’? Why only Russians?)

    • Agree: Parfois1, Karel
    • Replies: @NPleeze
  19. Miro23 says:

    For Putin sovereignty, which is the supreme power of a state to govern itself, is the bedrock principle which legitimizes the state provided the state faithfully represents the will of the people. He elaborates on this point later in his speech saying:

    “The opinion of people, our citizens as the bearers of sovereignty and the main source of power must be decisive. In the final analysis everything is decided by the people, both today and in the future.”

    This is what has been missing from so called US Democracy for a while now.

    The present day US is a hegemony of Special Interests busy looting the place under cover their propaganda department (US MSM).

  20. Franz says:

    “Putin Vows to Rein in Capitalism and Shore Up Sovereignty”

    Personally I’d prefer it reads:

    “Putin Vows to Rain on Capitalism Till it Floats to the Shores of Zanzibar”

    But it’s going to do something like that anyway.

    They should have smothered Milton Friedman at birth, the morons.

  21. Miro23 says:

    So what happened following the dissolution of the Soviet Union?

    The United States dispatched a cabal of cutthroat economists to Moscow to assist in the “shock therapy” campaign that collapsed the social safety net, savaged pensions, increased unemployment, homelessness, poverty, and alcoholism by many orders of magnitude, accelerated the slide to privatization that fueled a generation of voracious oligarchs, and sent the real economy plunging into an excruciating long-term depression.

    Basically the NWO mafia saw that there was an opportunity to loot the place and they did it – gaining ownership – and stripping everything of value out of the place.

    If the US public had the sense to realize it, it’s the same as is currently happening to them.

    • Agree: GMC
    • Replies: @Alfred
  22. @Westcosast

    “Meanwhile 50% of agricultural land in Russia is being destroyed by permafrost melt”. That sounds like obvious rubbish which radically undermines your comment. Can you please explain it so it makes sense?

    • Replies: @Franklin Ryckaert
  23. roonaldo says:

    Dang it, Mr. Whitney, now look what you’ve done! Unleashed another round of that pathogen that mutates faster than a speeding bullet and is more virulent than the baddest Wuhan coronavirus–the dreaded PTSD (Putin The Satanic Demon) virus. In a nanosecond it may morph into its Putin Triggers Schiff Diatribe form, or the dreaded Putin Targets Squeamish Democrats version, or:
    Putin’s Testosterone Savages Denmark;
    Putin’s Tyrannosaurus Seeks Dinner……
    Ahh, what the heck, it’s all over now…

  24. NPleeze says:
    @onebornfree

    Capitalism is highly managed. Every law “manages” – from pollution to labor to tax to criminal.

    Use your brain much, dotto?

  25. @Priss Factor

    They won’t really need it and Russia is already quite multi-racial. They also have plenty of Lebensraum so wont have to undertake an aggressive campaign of land-grabbing.

  26. Tucker says:

    Excellent article and an almost perfect analysis of the current state of dysfunctional insanity that has been imposed on the world, as a direct result of allowing these mostly jewish neocons to seize the USA by the hair of it’s head and to hijack American economic and military power and then use it to advance their pathologically destructive agenda.

    One point that I wish Whitney had made in a more direct fashion is this: To fully understand the criminal, arrogant and predatory behavior of the USA over the last 20 or so years – and in order to understand how we have been transformed into the global wide threat that Putin has correctly defined, one needs to ask themselves this question:

    “What other nation has repeatedly and arrogantly shown their disdain and complete refusal to conduct itself in a civilized, diplomatic, and rational manner that is in accordance with International Law? What other nation routinely violates the sovereignty of it’s neighbors and sends military aircraft over their neighbor’s sovereign airspace and drops bombs that kill and destroy citizens and the property of those sovereign nations – and then turns around and has the gall to threaten the nation it just attacked with even greater destruction if it dares to retaliate? What other nation believes it has the right to trick high ranking military and/or civilian political leaders into accepting an invitation to attend a peace conference in a neutral nation such as Iraq and then, ignoring the leadership of that neutral nation – proceeds to use a drone strike to murder that high ranking military leader and his civilian political leader associates? ”

    In case the answer to all of these questions isn’t obvious – let me provide the name of that other nation. Israel. The point I am making is that the USA has been so effectively hijacked by the state of Israel and that the current White House has such a toxic infestation of jewish neocons and their treasonous, toe licking, shabez goy puppets – that the USA is behaving exactly like Israel has behaved ever since they stole that piece of territory in 1947.

    The USA has been transformed into a criminal-thug-gangster state as a direct consequence of the fact that it is now controlled by radical, blood thirsty, war mongering jewish supremacists who believe that they are above the law.

    This death grip that this tribe now has on the throat of America cannot have a happy ending. Sooner or later, Russia and China are going to have to stick a fork in this Red, White and Blue kosher hijacked monster. Sooner or later, every Bully will push the wrong opponent and wind up getting his ass stomped in the dirt.

    It is only a matter of time before the USA gets its due.

  27. Anonymous[401] • Disclaimer says:
    @onebornfree

    Let me guess: you’re a Libertardian who thinks that the state should be drowned in a bathtub so that the resulting power vacuum can be filled with a harmonious collection of mom-and-pop bakeries, plumber shops and lemonade stands which will naturally decide to never grow or compete to rig the game in a lawless environment?

    You have a brain of a small child.

    • Agree: utu, geokat62, Mefobills
    • Replies: @Parfois1
  28. NPleeze says:
    @Digital Samizdat

    why is it that the media never refer to Soros, Bezos or the Rockefellers as ‘oligarchs’? Why only Russians?

    Because the West is the home of love, milk, honey, puppies, apple pie. There’s simply no room for oligarchs in utopia – and if you disagree, you’re an anti-Semite, a Nazi even.

    • LOL: Digital Samizdat
  29. Anonymous[167] • Disclaimer says:

    Ethnic nationalism is nearly obsolete, it’s at its lowest rates ever. In the UK for example, ethnic nationalism peaked in the 1960s with groups like National Front, and has been in steep decline ever since.

    Today the ethnic nationalism of the 60s has been replaced by mostly pro-Zionist civic nationalism, lead by people like Nigel Farage. At most supporters of these parties are only worried about Muslim immigration, they don’t care about Indians, or non-Muslim blacks, etc. In fact many say they welcome them just as long as they’re not Muslims.

    • Replies: @anon
  30. onebornfree says: • Website

    “You have a brain of a small child.”

    No, the people with the “brain of a small child” would be people like yourself, who believe that a magic big daddy [eg a Putin, or a Trump, or aXi, or a Macron, or a Johnson, or whomever], needs to run their lives for them, because they [persons with the “brain of a small child”], are incapable of running their own life, and fantasize that someone other than themselves [eg a Putin, or a Trump, or aXi, or a Macron, or a Johnson, or whomever] will do a a better job of it than they themselves can.

    But be of good cheer, baby-brain, you have plenty of company. The vast majority of people in this world evidently also possess the “brain of a small child” , and will rabidly cheer on the new hero who will wave their magic big [and bigger]-government wand, save them all and make everything work as it should via more laws, more government, more taxes, and less freedom for those same baby -brained individuals who refuse to ever grow up and take responsibility for running their own lives, and who consequently instead constantly fantasize about running everyone elses lives for them.

    “The idea that socialism is a share-the-wealth program is strictly a confidence game to get the people to surrender their freedom to an all-powerful collectivist government. While the Insiders tell us we are building a paradise on earth, we are actually constructing a jail for ourselves.” ― Gary Allen, None Dare Call It Conspiracy

    And so it goes…..

    Welcome to your slavery, baby-brains, you deserve it. 😜

    “Regards” onebornfree

  31. Herald says:
    @Jan Olof Bengtsson

    Well spotted, the article made no sense at all, until you pointed that out.

  32. anon[820] • Disclaimer says:

    Putin is a tool of the NWO just like the rest. Planned opposition.

    • Agree: Johnny Walker Read
  33. Sean says:

    Fewer than a million Jews live in Russia now. Remember Putin for that at least.

  34. onebornfree says: • Website

    ” Managed capitalism”?

    This just in : “Managed capitalism” = fascism.

    What they already had in Russia was/is “Managed capitalism” [ aka fascism].

    What they really had, of course, was “mismanaged capitalism” 😂

    Putins “solution” ? – tah-dah! ……even more mismanaged [by government] , er, “capitalism” – that is, even more state interference in the economy than what had failed so gloriously before under the previous mis-” managed capitalism”/fascism model/debacle.

    Of course, Putins “solution”[i.e. even more government interference in the economy, even less freedom for individuals] , is no different from the “solutions” proposed in any/all other “managed capitalism”/fascist economies [eg US, China, all of Europe, Africa, the Middle East], as it pretty much evident these days that almost the entire world is being gloriously mis-managed by the top-down “managed capitalism”/fascist model of guaranteed economic doom.

    And so it goes….

    Regards,onebornfree

    • Replies: @Franklin Ryckaert
  35. Is “Vladamir Putin:The Chabad Lubavitch mobster who would be the Globalist Messiah”? dutchanarchy.com
    “A great many awakening people continue to be in the thrall of the cult of personality that’s been built around Vladamir Putin …Putin rode into power in the aftermath of the apartment bombings[false flags?] he arranged during his stint as Director of the FSB…”

    • Replies: @NPleeze
  36. Art says:
    @onebornfree

    It’s a system aimed at helping ordinary people not Wall Street or the global bank Mafia.”

    Let’s get this right.

    It’s a system aimed at helping ordinary people not Wall Street or the Jew global bank Mafia.”

    Jew central banking is the bane of humanity.

  37. Great article, Mike Whitney. So far it’s the only one I’ve seen that reveals a coherent hard core in what Putin seeks to achieve with a seemingly bureaucratic rejiggering of the constitution and ruling echelon. Maybe he’s finally ending the humiliating indecision that has stymied Russia the past three decades: Will the country keep trying to be yet another pale copy of the financialized U.S. economic sphere, powered by dollar hegemony? Or, will it free itself from predatory corporate domination in order to duplicate the obvious success of sovereign next-door China? If your analysis is on the mark, Putin may have now found the answer to Russia’s debilitating post-Soviet identity crisis.

    Trump’s unexpected election and the parallel rise of nationalism in docile Europe suggests that much the same crisis has now emerged within the Western empire. Will it be borderless neofeudal corporatism for the benefit of those at the top of the social pyramid or will working people regain a voice in their own government? Reading those troubled tea leaves, Putin may have picked the right moment to launch Russia on the more promising path.

  38. geokat62 says:

    Is Putin overstating Washington’s role in decimating Iraq, Libya, Syria and Afghanistan or is this a fair assessment of America’s pernicious and destabilizing role in the region? Entire civilizations have been laid to waste, millions have been killed or scattered across the region to achieve some nebulous strategic advantage or to help Israel eliminate its perceived enemies.

    No need to qualify the cause of this nefarious plan by referencing some nebulous objective. There was nothing nebulous about it. The plan to Remake the Middle East was clearly articulated by Richard Perle, well before the GWOT was launched, in A Clean Break, A New Strategy for Securing the Realm.

    • Replies: @Franklin Ryckaert
  39. anon[429] • Disclaimer says:
    @Priss Factor

    europeans are so lost nowdays because they have lost their roots and specially russians the birthplace of aryans must embrace for better or worse what they are .

    imperialism must be reinterpreted as the conquest of the stars,the last frontier

  40. Parfois1 says:
    @Anonymous

    You have a brain of a small child.

    Not really, even a little child is aware the parents are necessary. Come to think of it, even lower order animals set up some form of social organization and rules, some highly sophisticated and superior to the human variety.

    Perhaps Onebornfree is hankering for the Communist utopia when the state will wither way…

  41. Huxley says:

    The author missed another BIG reason – the tribe is furious at Putin for his role in resurrecting the Christian faith in Russia. A white ethnostate praying to Christ and invoking the protection of Maria, Mother of God, to protect their nation? The Deathstar Tribe must crush this “puny” rebellion. The only problem is, Obi-Wan Putin has hypersonic missles.

    The Truth is eternally young, despite the tribe’s best intentions to destroy it.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  42. The Scalpel says: • Website
    @Tucker

    Sooner or later, every Bully will push the wrong opponent and wind up getting his ass stomped in the dirt.

    Sad, but true. I think everyone hopes that the US pulls off some sort of last minute transformation and repentance, because the takedown would be very ugly for everyone

  43. Realist says:
    @Westcosast

    Your pseudonym is perfect.

  44. anon[429] • Disclaimer says:

    what a disgrace that hitler and stalin didnt unite with the rest of european fascists to putt and end to the anglosionist .

    in the end germans and russians have much more in common than they’d like to admit.

    • Agree: Beefcake the Mighty
    • Replies: @anon
  45. Realist says:

    Americans would be lucky to have a leader who did the same.

    That’s for sure.

  46. @Wizard of Oz

    You cannot “explain” nonsense. Trying to do so will expose it as such.

  47. Anonymous[321] • Disclaimer says:
    @Huxley

    Orthodoxy in Russia is about patriotism and the glory of the Russian nation, not about real religious faith. Orthodoxy = Russian, it’s not about faith as most Americans or even Western Europeans would understand it.

  48. melpol says:

    China once had only 250 Nukes, Russia 5000. Selling of a thousand Russian Nukes to China is a game changer. Hundreds of Chinese missiles are each loaded with 10 recently purchased Nukes. Also jet engine and submarine technology developed by Russia is sold to China. There are no high tech secrets that Russia has kept from China. Anger by the US is righteously caused by Russia helping China to become a super military power.

  49. @onebornfree

    So why is China so successful if its economy is “mismanaged”?

  50. Don’t mention the Central Bank!
    When you hear statements like ” Russia will not allow the powerful and insidious globalist multinationals to take control of the political and economic levers of state power ” and from Putin’s mouth: “Russia can remain Russia only as a sovereign state. Our nation’s sovereignty must be unconditional. “, you wonder why no one in the media wants to question the statute of the Central Bank of Russia. Is the CBR not a lever of state power and one of the prerequisites of National Sovereignty?
    With an “independent” central bank, the ruble is no more than a derivative of the US dollar and it cannot be created according to the needs of the Russian people, but only according to the “Articles of Agreement” of the IMF.
    Maybe, in the liberal and politically correct brains of today, this is the new “normal” and it would be anti-Semitic and homophobic to question why Dante put the sodomites and usurers in the same 7th circle of Hell.

    • Replies: @Parfois1
    , @SolontoCroesus
  51. @geokat62

    Don’t forget to mention the Oded Yinon Plan, the plan to shatter all Israel’s neighbors into small, dysfunctional, quarrelling statelets. See, Global Research : “Greater Israel” : The Zionist Plan for the Middle East.

    • Agree: geokat62
  52. bluedog says:
    @Jan Olof Bengtsson

    Quit nit picking if it bothers you don’t look at it don’t read it, don’t forward it,don’t place it on a social platform for most like you would’nt understand it anyway ,so why waste the time your only trying to take away from its message with nothing that’s of any reverence to replace it, except nonsense bordering on shilling.!!

    • Replies: @anonymous
  53. @Westcosast

    Doesn’t global warming mean less use of fossil fuels for heating? Perhaps the dastardly Putin is planning beach condos on the Arctic? Brilliant idea considering plastic will beat out acid in messing up the oceans. Although with the supposed permafrost melting and the subsequent big release of methane, acid rain is then good. Or are you referring to acid as in drugs and needles?

  54. God bless Putin and Russia for saving Syria from the terrorists created by the ZUS and Israel and ZBritain and ZNATO , these terrorists AL CIADA aka ISIS and all offshoots thereof were created and armed and funded to destroy the middle east for the zionist greater Israel project and all of this was brought on by the joint Israeli and ZUS attack on the WTC on 911 and blamed on the arabs.

    Who is the greater terrorist, the terrorists or the ones who created them.

  55. Should we start an anti Putin hashtag campaign? #bankerslivesmattermore That’ll show him, since there is not much more we can sanction except for maybe Russian baby mama tourism and Russian hockey players. Doubt Capital fans (aka swamp dwellers) would tolerate the latter.

    • Replies: @Desert Fox
  56. @Tucker

    AGREE
    except for one nitpick:

    the USA is behaving exactly like Israel has behaved ever since they stole that piece of territory in 1947.

    Jews “stole that piece of territory” beginning around 1910.

    OK, two nitpicks:

    FDR administration = effective Jew coup.

    The Emerald Jewel wasp –> cockroach process is highly instructive; it applied in Jewish dominance of FDR administration.

    At close of Cold War, George H W Bush exhibited every symptom of a wasp-infected cockroach (as has every US president since FDR). It may be that some categories of Americans have a greater Cockroach Coefficient than others: Anglos are particularly susceptible to Emerald Jewel wasp.

  57. bluedog says:
    @Sean

    Russia will do very well they are moving in the right direction,they are putting regulations on those that need it,and better programs for the people.I once read that you can start out with a strong generation and from that strong generation ever generation after will become weaker and weaker, until you end up with a generation like the U.S. has that’s like clay in the hands of a master,they can’t think nor even act they just follow the dictates of the master.!!!

  58. anon[837] • Disclaimer says:
    @anon

    You read my mind friend. Thats why the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact was so beautiful while it lasted. Hitler and Stalin together would have no need for that pathetic clown Mussolini. Hitler, Stalin and the Japanese could’ve crushed the Anglo-Zionist for good.

    • Replies: @SolontoCroesus
    , @Parfois1
  59. bluedog says:
    @onebornfree

    You should of given up while you were ahead of the game,now your only spewing lies and non-sense that further the plans of those that you obey,the wolves that prey on society and free people.!!!

  60. @Old and grumpy

    In regards to sanctions Russia for the last 3 years has been the greatest producer and exporter of grain, and since food is the most important thing, the ZUS is pissing into the wind with sanctions on Russia.

    • Replies: @anon
  61. RoyJ says:

    “This is sad. The future does not entice them, but frightens them. At the same time, people see no real opportunities or means for changing anything, influencing events and shaping policy.” (Meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club)”

    Jeez ain’t that the truth. I live in Virginia and it seems that no matter how I vote it just never changes anything. We just had big demonstrations against the stupid new gun laws our despotic governor wants to enact and from where I’m sitting it didn’t make one iota of difference. The rank and file have zero to say in how they are governed But we sure get to finance it with our taxes.

  62. anon[837] • Disclaimer says:
    @Desert Fox

    An ideal alliance would be Russia, Germany, Japan, Turkey and Iran. China is too problematic on so many levels and they’ve been proven to be cowards who will backstab its partners at any time to save its own ass from the hegemon. If only Japan could grow some balls and become independent again.

    • Replies: @Parfois1
  63. @onebornfree

    You have been taught to think in caricatures. That is not really thinking.

  64. “It is very important that children who are in preschool and primary school adopt the true values ​​of a large family – that family is love, happiness, the joy of motherhood and fatherhood, that family is a strong bond of several generations, united by respect for the elderly and care for children, giving everyone a sense of confidence, security, and reliability. If the younger generations accept this situation as natural, as a moral and an integral part and reliable background support for their adult life, then we will be able to meet the historical challenge of guaranteeing Russia’s development as a large and successful country.”

    Consider the economic implications: in USA, Liz Warren has proposed taxing the rich to pay for child care.
    In USA, how much of the Medicaid budget is spent on care for elderly in Assisted Living centers?
    What if tax breaks were given to extended families, where grandparents contribute to care of the very young, and are a functioning and natural part of the family.

    What if instead of tax-paying for and allowing Randi Weingarten to infect our children with transgender globohomo BS, and instead of tax-paying for allowing Seth Klarman to brainwash our children with holocaustism, we teach our children ourselves about their ethnic history and its folktales and beliefs?

    THAT is “diversity” that strengthens.

    btw — Why serious-minded people are devotees of de-foo diva Stefan Molyneux is beyond my ken.
    Detaching the child from the family –at any age– and expecting the family — or the detached — to thrive makes as much sense as chopping the roots off a tree and expecting the tree to grow. If the child-to-family relationship is malfunctioning, figure out why not thru mental health counseling and psychotherapyFreudfraudism and drugging but by first investigating the social engineering that is affecting the family system.

  65. anonymous[245] • Disclaimer says:
    @Herald

    Har har.

    I also complimented the author while making the same request.

    Do you not understand that people will seize on mistakes like that to both consciously and subconsciously reject that which challenges orthodox thinking?

  66. @Anonymous

    Nobody is perfect. And it is the result of seeking to be a holy state of God on earth. It could be worse. The “shining city on the hill” for example.

  67. anonymous[245] • Disclaimer says:
    @bluedog

    I also complimented the author while making the same request.

    Do you not understand that people will seize on mistakes like that to both consciously and subconsciously reject that which challenges orthodox thinking?

    Your comment should have been proofread and corrected, too.

  68. Huxley says:
    @Anonymous

    You are delusional and have obviously spent no time in Russia. When the Pussy Riot grrrls desecrated the altar at St. Savior, Russians went ballistic, from the Patriarchs down to the blue collar diesel mechanics.

    Your so-called “faith” in the US and Europe has already sold out to Globohomo completely. Most priests are gay and have been buggering the altar boys for decades. Protestant sects have lesbian bishops. Your “faithful” have not only totally surrendered to the Globohomo takeover, they now EMBRACE it proudly. “All are welcome.” There is now no difference between Vatican II Catholicism and Unitarian Universalism. Western Europe is so far gone, so anti-life, there’s hardly a white child left. Muslims are sharpening their machetes.

    So you think there’s no substance behind Orthodoxy. You are mistaken. (I’m Latin Mass Catholic, BTW)

    Take 3 minutes to listen to Patriarch Kirill:

    LIBERAL IDEA IS A SIN:

    • Replies: @panzerfaust
    , @Jake
  69. Greg S. says:
    @John Chuckman

    It’s only consistent with his past behavior of reining in post-Soviet Russian Oligarchs.

    And there is the real reason why the “west” hates him. Because who controls the west? Who owns all of the media, owns the politicians, and controls the narrative? Our very own Oligarchs, indistinguishable from the Russian version and in fact interchangeable (borders mean nothing to them). So of course they are pissed if Putin is rolling them back over in Russia. How dare he.

    Also, have you ever noticed that the word “Oligarch” is only every applied in the same sentence as “Russian?”

  70. @anon

    no need for that pathetic clown Mussolini.

    Exactly why the people who brought you the world wars inserted Mussolini, under the influence of his Jewish lover, into the mix.

    For example, has anybody thoroughly researched whether some Allied agent “incentivized” Il Duce to invade Greece, thereby drawing off energy from Hitler’s forces in the East? I don’t know enough about strategy to be able to use BOGO coupons, but even I can see how weird it was for Mussolini to take a notion to invade Greece, and how obvious it would be for Allies to see the usefulness of such a gambit.

    Ever notice that for all the shouting we hear of “Fascism,” very little is explored of the real role of Italy and Mussolini in the Allied take-down of Western Europe.

    Guido Preparata has written a bit about the Mussolini-Hitler relationship, but he studiously avoids in depth discussion of the deliberate discombobulation of Italy by FDR and, earlier, by Wilson.

    Gian Giacomo Migone produced one economics-based study —
    The United States and Fascist Italy: The Rise of American Finance in Europe

    [A] powerful argument for the continuities of U.S. economic policy from the post–World War I period to the post–World War II period, a primary goal of which was the stabilization of Europe as an outlet for U.S. capital and manufactured goods.
    In this project, Mussolini was a key component. Instead of viewing him as the destroyer of democracy in Italy, many Americans saw him as the guarantor of stability and a willing partner in U.S. capitalist expansion in the 1920s. This commitment required peace, which Mussolini dutifully offered, contrary to all his bellicose rhetoric, because he needed U.S. investment to stabilize his fledgling dictatorship. It was only the Depression and the contraction of U.S. economic involvement in Europe that broke this close relationship and led Italy down the path of imperialism and war.

    • Replies: @anon
  71. Agree, Japan and Germany are under ZUS control ever since the end of WWII, however their is an alliance between Russia and China as they have done joint military drills and also Iran, as Putin told Russian troops in Syria on his latest visit, that they were fighting the terrorists whose next target was Russia.

    Turkey under Erdogan is also a supporter of AL CIADA aka ISIS along with the unholy trinity of the ZUS and Israel and ZBritain, Turkey arms and sends it’s troops to fight along side the terrorists in Syria, as Turkey wants a piece of Syria, so Erdogan is just another terrorist.

    • Replies: @anon
    , @Parfois1
  72. Government agent Whitney applauds gangster Putin for spending huge amounts of money on lies that never end. The only deterrence Putin knows is preserving profits for the thieving upper classes. Imperialism in the USA works exactly the same way to defend the super rich – gangster Trump feeds the Defense Ponzi scheme at the expense of the taxpayer. Both nations suffer at the hands of their Mafia Military Industrial Complex. The idea that Russia and the US are opposed to each other in any real way is simply a misunderstanding of economic competition and the power of propaganda on credulous populations.

  73. MLK says:

    At the same time Washington’s agents were busy looting Moscow, NATO was moving its troops, armored divisions and missile sites closer to Russia’s border in clear violation of promises that were made to Mikhail Gorbachev not to move its military “one inch east”.

    Yeah, yeah . . . This reminds me of that line from Animal House: “Face it Kent, you fucked up. You trusted us.”

    This was small beer in term’s of betrayals the Russians have endured. What I’ve always liked about them is that they aren’t bellyachers, like the Iranians are at the moment.

    Ignore Western Media on Putin. He remains The Indispensable Man for Russia so he isn’t going anywhere for the moment. I’m sure he’d love to become the Russian version of Deng but that’s going to take a lot of preparatory work for him to get there.

  74. @Huxley

    Very true and this idea that man sets himself at the top of the creation is exactly the philosophy of “Human Rights”, the Masonic model imposed through the UN to the whole world.
    This ideology was launched by Freemasonry during the “Enlightenment”, in the 18th century. It produced the Masonic French Revolution, the Masonic US republic and later the concept of “democracy”.
    Published in 1899 by Don Felix Sarda Y Salvany: Liberalism is a sin. This is from a Catholic priest, but we all share the same enemy.
    http://www.liberalismisasin.com/

    • Replies: @Parfois1
  75. anon[837] • Disclaimer says:
    @Desert Fox

    Erdogan is actually cooperating more and more with Russia and Iran, for example Turkey now wants to buy Russian defense systems. Germany and Japan are showing signs of increasing independence from the Empire. With respect to China, never forget the Sino-Soviet split during the Cold War, or Chinese cooperation with Anglo-Americans to bring down Imperial Japan in WW2, China always ends up on the side of you know who.

    • Replies: @Nonny Mouse
  76. anon[837] • Disclaimer says:
    @SolontoCroesus

    I agree Mussolini was probably a Western sleeper agent the whole time. At the same time, I feel like Hitler sabotaged himself and Germany as a whole with Operation Barbarossa. The most astute German minds like Bismarck or Karl Haushofer always argued that German interests dictated close cooperation with Russia in a Eurasian continental bloc. Germany, Russia, and Japan was the ideal combination against the Zionist Anglo bloc. The Japanese Foreign Minister at the time, Matsuoka, was a visionary who saw this potential and argued for a German Soviet Japanese combination before Hitler took the fateful step of invading Russia.

    • Replies: @SolontoCroesus
    , @NPleeze
  77. It is indeed ironic that by the end of the century Russia will be the last all White conservative christian democracy on the planet.

    • Replies: @Just passing through
  78. Mike-SMO says:

    Russia, like some other nations, has a lot of energy. There must be some reasonable, and coherent system for safe and profitable operation, succession and transition. When the Soviet farce imploded, there was a swarm of thieves, and NATO/US had reason to be concerned about what might come screaming out of the chaos. Putin seems aware enough to look to establishing a means to the harness the energy that will not scare the crap out of everyone else.

    Thus far, Putin and Trump have been able to “negotiate” a transition that allows both Russia asnd The United States to solve some pressing problems. Putin has made some useful gains in Syria. When he “pushed” [a calculated gamble that did not involve ethnic “Russian” forces] he paid a small price at Dier az Zor , about 2 years ago. There were no raving speeches, no “Red Lines”, and no threats. Message and Response. Fire from the sky. All business-like.

    The “unfortunate accident” involving General Soleimani (Suleimani?) was a similar play as were the “casual” discussion about “cultural sites” [Note: Cultural sites are no longer protected if they are used for redoubts or command posts. President Trump let all the players know that the U.S. knew where the Iranians were going to hide and what would happen if things got out of hand. Putin got 3 messages, (a) the U.S. is watching, always, (b) the blow, if it came, would be precise, brutal, and out of the dark (the B-52(s) in the Dier az Zor desert was/were at the core of the message), (c) the U.S. didn’t follow up with a kill shot against the Iranian Navy, Air Force, nuclear facilities, and/or capital, i.e. a Deal not Destruction.] The U.S. ignored the firing of obsolescent liquid-fueled Scuds (after warnings) and the chaotic downing of the airliner.

    Ok. Big Boys got the table. Who’s in?

    • Replies: @NPleeze
    , @KA
  79. NPleeze says:
    @9/11 Inside job

    What cult of personality? There isn’t one. People mostly like the decisions he makes, not because he makes them, but because they agree with them.

    As to Chabad Lubavitch, Putin is a politician – he mingles with Christians, Jews and Muslims. As evil as Chabad Lubavitch is, Putin also mingles with the Saudi Barbarians. It’s hardly proof they control him.

    Go find something real, you are making a fool of yourself spreading baseless propaganda. Next you will tell us about the $583 trillion he has stashed away, so he can use it, secretly, after he retires from his life-long dictatorship.

    • Replies: @geokat62
    , @9/11 Inside job
  80. @anon

    A persuasive argument, anon (837).

    re Barbarossa: Was Hitler blinded by his hatred – fear of Bolsheviks? After all, Germans had a front-row seat to the mass deaths, and also experienced the turmoil Communist Internationalists brought into Germany in an attempt to turn Germany into a showplace for the Communist movement.

    R H S Stolfi argues that Hitler was “a Romantic” — was he caught up in a Wagnerian fantasy?

    Today, we are crowding on 200 years removed from Napoleon, but his drama and exploits would have dominated the memories, visions and dreams of Europeans in the wars era. War was a grand adventure — George Orwell volunteered with the Trotskyites in the Spanish war; so did many Englishmen, even after the disaster to the British of WWI. War was surcease of boredom.

    Another point: as Benjamin Ginsberg states unambiguously: Jews in FDR’s administration and thousands of American and (fewer) German Jews actively partnered with and supported Stalin and Communism in the fight to destroy Germany.

    –Then there’s Mackinder: The British were determined to prevent any alliance between Germany & Russia; FDR concurred.

    All that said, it is my impression that Germany was to be destroyed one way or the other.

    • Replies: @anon
  81. NPleeze says:
    @Mike-SMO

    A true worshiper of the Evil Empire, in all its disgusting ignomy.

  82. NPleeze says:
    @anon

    Operation Barbarossa was launched b/c Stalin had 5 million troops stations in near-frontline positions to invade Germany (and, since Germany was the primary defense, the rest of Europe), and was continuing to conscript men and produce a huge number of planes and tanks daily (with the help of the Zionist Anglo bloc) to facilitate that invasion.

    If you know actual history instead of the fabricated Zionist Anglo one, you will know he (and the rest of the German leadership) felt Germany had no choice but for a preemptive strike, thinking they would fare better in an unexpected strike than waiting for Stalin to be good and ready for his invasion.

    Read Hitler’s speech to the Reichstag – if you have never done so, your eyes will be opened. http://www.ihr.org/jhr/v19/v19n6p50_Hitler.html

    See also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_offensive_plans_controversy#Suvorov,_Icebreaker,_and_the_1980s

  83. JamesinNM says:
    @Westcosast

    Einstein once said the earth’s surface has rotated catastrophically as much as 30 to 45 degrees and could very well do it again. The magnetic pole is now shifting at a greater rate. Anyone who believes humans can prevent every bad natural disaster from happening are whistling Dixie. There is even some scientific evidence indicating some of the things climate changers are complaining about as having made the situation worse have actually kept it from being as bad as it could have been. The NWO uses the climate bogey man to frighten and to tax to keep the wars funded. The climate change people will give up all their freedoms and liberties if they believe doing so keeps them from having to be part of the real solution themselves.

    • Replies: @roonaldo
  84. JamesinNM says:

    Not only will climate change taxation fund more wars but it will keep the people so poor that they never have the ability to unite against the evil NWO, as the people are forced to work themselves to death to survive, just the way the NWO wants it.

  85. geokat62 says:
    @NPleeze

    … after he retires from his life-long dictatorship.

    LOL!

  86. joe webb says:

    Another Jew-free economistic argument from the Marxist.

    “Middle East resources”….that is a joke, misleading re the Oil War thesis , long obsolete by the reality of Oil Everywhere.

    Any discussion of Russia, that is Jew-free, is just left wing cant.

    Russia neutralized the Oligarch/Jew Power, from Stalin to Putin.

    That is the central fact, not the drivel of marxist morons.

    Joe Webb

    • Replies: @joe webb
  87. Alfred says:
    @Westcosast

    Putin himself is a science denier and does not attribute climate change to human activity but to natural cycles

    Funny how so many people seem to think that climate history only started a few decades ago. Global Warming is natural in a post ice-age period. Places like Norway’s north are still rising because the weight of ice was removed thousands of years ago. We are talking about geological time.

    In the Alps, as glaciers retreat, we find the stumps of trees that once grew there. Today, the nearest living trees are way lower on the mountain sides.

    World Leading Alps Glaciologist Shows “Today’s Climate, Vegetation And Glacier Situation Nothing Special”

    If you have not yet worked out that it is just another hoax to justify governments stealing more of your income and to help governments explain why you won’t be getting the pension they promised, I cannot help you. You deserve to be fleeced.

  88. anon[837] • Disclaimer says:
    @SolontoCroesus

    I see a similar parallel in the Asia-Pacific as well. I’ve not seen anybody make this argument, but it seems Imperial Japan had to be destroyed to allow China to become what it is today. Asia would’ve been far better off under Japanese leadership than under any kind of Chinese dominance.
    China ideally should be broken into several different states, which is why after the Russo-Japanese war, the Russian and Japanese empires swiftly turned into partners partitioning Chinese territories between themselves, from 1907 to 1916. I have a feeling that World War I was created not just to destroy a rising Germany, but also to put a stop to Russo-Japanese cooperation that partitioned northern parts of China between themselves. The globalist parasites hated the prospect of Russia and Japan cooperating just as much as Russia and Germany cooperating.

  89. Alfred says:
    @Sean

    If you check out dating websites for Russian-speakers, you will find that currently almost all the girls are from Ukraine. The Russian girls want to stay at home.

    Thanks to the incompetence of Yeltsin, I was able to marry a Russian girl 20 years ago. Now, the door has almost closed.

    1st International (Ladies under 30)

    I assure you that plenty of Russians who are currently in the USA are planning to return to Russia. Of course, the Jews will be the first to rush back when they see the chairs sliding on the ballroom of the Titanic. 🙂

  90. Alfred says:
    @Miro23

    If the US public had the sense to realize it, it’s the same as is currently happening to them.

    Quite correct. The looting of other countries is getting more difficult so they have looted the middle class – the non-rentier class – of the USA.

  91. @Herald

    It’s an interesting title as it stands what with many considering Putin the King/Tsar, although “reign over capitalism” would have been more appropriate.

  92. Christo says:
    @Priss Factor

    “Russia needs National Socialism minus the crazy racial theories and imperialism.

    LOL

    America needs National Socialism and racial facts minus imperialism.

  93. Perhaps Onebornfree is hankering for the Communist utopia when the state will wither way…

    I actually agree with almost everything onebornfree writes, in principle, but I don’t think he’s being realistic, and I find little practical use for it. I wish he’d tell us how he has managed to live/exist so completely off the grid and free from the state, society, and all other constraints so that we could all apply it too, and maybe then the state and the system would truly collapse to the advantage and benefit of we the people. At least he won’t get fooled again in any future election. And good for him to remain free and happy with regards or no regards to who the new boss will be.

    • Replies: @Parfois1
  94. Anonymous[242] • Disclaimer says:
    @Tucker

    Well said. The US and Israel are by far the most blatantly thuggish players on the international political stage. They’re also fully jew-occupied.

    Must be a coincidence.

    • Agree: Desert Fox
  95. KA says:
    @Mike-SMO

    We thought Cheney were in coma. When did he wake up to claim : I am piloting the ship?

  96. melpol says:

    Russian Oligarchs have divided loyalties, they use some of their profits to build spacious living quarters in London and Paris. Most of their money is invested outside of Russia. But Russia remains a cash cow to the selfish Oligarchs who don’t care about social justice. Putin safeguards the wealth of the Oligarchs by upgrading Russia’s military power. Russia is basically an Oligarch fortress.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  97. LD says:

    The world should stop looking at western media. To even try to insert common sense or facts into the narrative is impossible as a tsunami of brainwashed bots will attack you and drown you out.
    Fortunately many are tuning out MSM. I can only stomach hearing it through a third party.

    • Agree: Commentator Mike
  98. Anonymous[167] • Disclaimer says:
    @melpol

    The average Russian seems to take pride in seeing “their” oligarchs buying up luxury properties in London, etc, and lording it over the locals.

  99. HEREDOT says:

    Putin is a patriot. Elites want a traitor like Yeltsin. This will never happen!

    • Agree: Desert Fox
  100. @Tucker

    Any of three events, I believe, will herald the end of the ‘MurkanZioEuro Empire:

    1. Loss of the dollar as world’s reserve currency.

    2. Cataclysmic market crash which the Fed cannot fix and causes nationwide civil strife.

    3. Loss of two aircraft carriers to Russian or Chinese missiles.

    Cut off money and the symbols of world hegemony, and the Behemoth goes down like the Hindenburg.

    • Replies: @Herald
  101. @NPleeze

    Baseless propaganda ? There is a factual basis for Putin’s more than casual relationship with Chabad Lubavitch , his cult of personality and his curious rise to power , see :

    israelhayom.com:” Putin spoke about Chabad as if he were an emissary ”

    en.wikipedia.org : List of cults of personality “…Some journalists argue…that there is a cult of personality around Vladamir Putin (see Putinism) …Evidence of this includes food products named after him.Other evidence of Putin’s personality cult includes the existence of the Army of Putin and his own female fan club.”

    voanews.com :”2 decades on, questions linger about Putin’s rise to power “:
    “One month after then- President Boris Yeltsin plucked a security agency official named Vldamir Putin from obscurity to make him Prime Minister , an explosion leveled a nine- story apartment building on the outskirts of Moscow [which was then followed by the bombings of other apartment buildings]Putin asserted that Chechen terrorists were to blame…Feltshinsky said he believed that the bombings were engineered by Russian security agencies to justify a new war in Chechnya and to help bolster Putin’s credibility as a law-and-order leader.”

    • Replies: @Robjil
    , @NPleeze
  102. @onebornfree

    Why should I give a [email protected]#k what someone named Gary Allen says. You quite him like he’s Jesus Christ giving the Sermon on the Mount.
    Newsflash onebornadrone, I don’t care about Gary Allen quotes. I care about the future of my people.
    You don’t.

    • Replies: @Desert Fox
  103. businessinsider.com ” Vladamir’s net worth is a big mystery -no one knows Putin’s exact net worth , but many speculate he’s the wealthiest person on the planet – his $1 billion palace and his $500 million yacht explain why”

    • Troll: FB
  104. @Anonymous

    Orthodoxy = Russian

    Precisely the opposite: Orthodoxy means “Right Worship,” which, according to Pope Clement, transcends nationality.

    The greatest mistake…

    Patriarch Kirill releases a dove.
    ‘Murka releases bombers.
    Whom will God defend: the lovers of Peace or of war?

    Спаси и сохрани.

  105. joe webb says:
    @joe webb

    .”…is he [Putin] going to sabotage Washington’s plan to control vital resources in the Middle East, become the the…” last paragraph in article.
    There are no” Vital resources” in the Middle East.

    Where are the critical readers anyway?

    Joe Webb

  106. onebornfree says: • Website
    @onebornfree

    This just in:

    For those that don’t know,”Managed capitalism” = fascism.

    Fascism is just another “top- down ” [ that is, controlled/managed by the elite at the top of the state apparatus], bound-to-fail [for the masses], economic system of expropriation, to benefit the elite and impoverish everyone else.

    Essentially, “managed capitalism”/fascism is just a minor variation on the ever popular grand theme,[ always good for a laugh- ‘coz if you don’t laugh you’re gonna cry], top-down” , gloriously failed [and always failing- unless you are an elite insider] economic system commonly known as “communism” .

    Both fascism and communism are nothing more than fancy, intellectualized terms for economic “collectivism”, or “Socialism”.

    In other words, they are more or less the exact same, pro-elite, anti-free-market, anti-capitalist bull$hit dressed up with different labels, that’s all,to give the gullible/easily fooled the impression that “this time”, they’re getting something new and different , that will “work” and actually improve their sorry lives[ “there’s a sucker born every day”, as the saying goes].

    Fact:Mussolini [usually credited as the “inventor” of fascism], was formerly the head [or close to it, I forget which], of the Italian communist party.

    Fact: Hitler, [who adopted most of Mussolini’s idiotic ideas and then “took the ball and ran with it” , to add even more idiocy to Mussolini’s already idiotic mix, for “good measure”], started his sorry political life as a hard-core communist, and some say he remained a [secret] commie throughout his latter-day er, “career”.

    And so it goes…..

    Regards, onebornfree

    • Replies: @Nonny Mouse
    , @FB
  107. geokat62 says:
    @9/11 Inside job

    but many speculate he’s the wealthiest person on the planet – his $1 billion palace and his $500 million yacht explain why”

    Given that the Rothschilds are rumoured to have a net worth over $500 trillion, Putin most own a lot of palaces and yachts.

    • Replies: @FB
  108. anon[307] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    This is what happens when the anger is impotent even to express it self at the right culprit. But these bastards like Farage have to do something . Do something to forget the pain like scrubbing at the wrong part of the body to lessen a more disturbingly serious pain .

  109. @9/11 Inside job

    Well, If one was to say that the Imperial President of the United States “owned” all the trappings of his office, he’d be pretty rich too (Trump notwithstanding). Why do you call them Putin’s palace and yacht and not the palace and yacht of the Russian President?

    • Replies: @9/11 Inside job
  110. Jake says:

    Globalism requires rapacious capitalism. Globalism is billionaires and multi-millionaires getting richer while the middle classes of the entire Western world get squeezed and then squeezed more, with once stable working classes ruined.

    Liberal voters fall for it because the Globalists swear they are helping all the blacks and browns of the world. Liberal academics, journalists, artists, and ‘ordinary rich’ people back it because they invariably despise both the white working class and the non-Liberal white middle class. Neocons (WASPs as well as Jews) practice rapacious capitalism religiously because they worship Mammon.

  111. @Dr. Krieger

    The Late Gary Allen who wrote the book None Dare Call It Conspiracy was prophetic in what he wrote and what would become of the ZUS and he named names chief among them the Rothschilds and the Rockerfellers.

    Sadly most of what he wrote has come to pass.

  112. Jake says:
    @Huxley

    Pope Francis is to Patriarch Kirill as Kevin Spacey is to Clint Eastwood.

    • Replies: @Huxley
  113. @melpol

    I believe Israel sold China a great deal of the technology used in its latest weapons.

    Anyone upset about that?

    • Replies: @foolisholdman
  114. anonymous[245] • Disclaimer says:
    @9/11 Inside job

    “Vladamir”

    As already said upthread, you’re only embarrassing yourself.

    Why don’t you tell us what you think about the man’s speech, or Mr. Whitney’s analysis?

  115. Robjil says:
    @9/11 Inside job

    Does this happen to Chabad anywhere else in the world? Putin is stopping anything that is anti-Russian coming from the Chabad movement in Russia.

    https://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/US-born-rabbi-called-extremist-kicked-out-of-Russia-540444

    MOSCOW — For the eighth time this past decade, Russian authorities told a foreign Chabad rabbi living in Russia to leave the country.
    Josef Marozof, a New York-born rabbi who began working 12 years ago for Chabad in the city of Ulyanovsk 400 miles east of Moscow, was ordered earlier this week to leave because the FSB security service said he had been involved in unspecified “extremist behavior.”

    https://anticorruptiondigest.com/2017/02/09/american-chabad-rabbi-booted-from-russia-as-security-risk/

    An American rabbi who has worked for the Chabad movement in Russia since 2002 said he and his family are facing deportation under a provision dealing with threats to national security.

    Ari Edelkopf, a father of seven who grew up in the United States and lived in Israel before settling in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi as Chabad’s envoy there, wrote on Facebook on Sunday that he was informed of the decision without receiving further information on specific allegations.

    The US is more tightly under Zion control than Russia. In 1913, a US court fines Russia for not giving religious documents to a NYC Chabad center.

    https://www.rt.com/russia/russia-us-chabad-lubavitch-schneerson-184/

    The Foreign Ministry has expressed outrage after a US court imposes a fine on Russia for its refusal to comply with a 2010 court order to return a collection of religious documents to a prominent US-based Jewish organization.
    ­The move comes shortly after the Magnitsky Act, which saw US legislators attempting to exert pressure on Russia’s judicial system. A court in Washington is now attempting to penalize Russia for its possession of a collection of books, manuscripts and other Judaic documents.According to the ruling, Russia would be required to pay $50,000 a day to Chabad Lubavitch, an Orthodox Jewish movement headquartered in New York City, until it releases the Schneerson Library, of which the Jewish group claims rightful ownership.”It is outrageous that a Washington court has taken this unprecedented step fraught with most serious consequences as the imposition of a fine on a sovereign state,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Thursday.The ministry statement slammed the US ruling as “exterritoral in nature,”

    Russia is a lot much independent of our Zion rulers than the ZUS. This is why Russia, Russia, Russia comes up a lot in western Zion Macht Frei press.

    • Replies: @Robjil
  116. Parfois1 says:
    @panzerfaust

    Not allowed to press the “agree” button…

    Indeed, monetary policy is an essential tool for economic management and the Russians proved it by their “economic miracle” in 1930-40 and beyond in complete isolation from international bankers.

    With that background and experience, one wonders why the Russian Central Bank is only allowed to issue rubles as counterpart to receipt of $USD. Perhaps no other central bank in the world is subjected to such a financial slavery, not even Saudi Arabia.

    Yet, as you pointed out, such obvious slavery to the Market god is untouchable to the reformers of Russian sovereignty.

    Where are you Mefobills?

    • Replies: @FB
    , @Mefobills
  117. @panzerfaust

    Putin followed the quoted statement with:

    We created powerful reserves, which increases our country’s stability and capability to protect (us) from any attempts of foreign pressure.”

    Hasn’t Russia been buying gold?
    Is gold the “powerful reserves” that Putin refers to?

    (nb. Iranians from the highest to the humblest class buy gold at every opportunity. Iranian women crowd gold markets like Americans camp out at Walmart on day after Thanksgiving.)

    • Replies: @panzerfaust
  118. When the DC paladins get time of from sexually assaulting children, they’re gonna love this one.

    I don’t think there’s a single material thing in there that I disagree with,

    Well done President Putin.

  119. Putin has abandoned the western model of capitalism

    That’s pure wishful thinking. Putin proposed the capitalism with a human face, nothing more, as opposed to cutthroat capitalism driven by pure greed and ruled by the law of the jungle. In essence, Putin proposed what existed in Europe in 1980s-1990s: sustainable capitalism that supports population renewal, instead of unsustainable globo-homo capitalism impoverishing local population and importing cheaper meat for its grinder from the third world, to be exploited, robbed, and then thrown under the bus. In a way, he proposed the only model that can save capitalism for some time, rather than abandoning it. He proposed capitalism that does not kill its host, the society: a milder parasite, like a common cold virus, instead of globo-homo deadly gangrene that devours the society like there is no tomorrow.

    • Replies: @Andrei Martyanov
  120. @anonymous

    “The article deserves wider readership. But please correct the headline, which should use “Rein,” not “Reign.””

    Bollocks

    • Replies: @anonymous
  121. Parfois1 says:
    @anon

    Hitler, Stalin and the Japanese could’ve crushed the Anglo-Zionist for good.

    And pigs might fly. ..

    That “Pact” was anon-aggression treaty and a prelude to war, not an alliance. Germany had signed before similar treaties with Poland, plus an alliance with Japan and the Munich Pact with France, England and Italy.

    Amongst all the political chicanery that went on before the war there was always one certainty: the inevitability of war as the collusion of two irreconcilable political ideologies, one of which required the destruction of the other (Lebensraum) for ideological, political and economic imperatives.

    Nazism contained within itself the ideology of racial supremacy and one of its requirements was the pursuit of heroic feats to consolidate and foster its creed.

    The only question before Stalin was whether the assault on the USSR was by Germany alone or by another “Holy Alliance” by the Munich 4 to gut the USSR. Hence the USSR-Germany Non-Aggression Treaty to delay the forthcoming event and prepare the defences of the country.

  122. Parfois1 says:
    @anon

    If only Japan could grow some balls and become independent again.

    … next elephants may also have a go at flying.

  123. Parfois1 says:
    @Desert Fox

    …Putin told Russian troops in Syria on his latest visit, that they were fighting the terrorists whose next target was Russia.

    I wonder whether “terrorist” was a double entendre, a metaphor to mean the MUST (Master US Terrorist).

  124. Huxley says:
    @Jake

    LOL. Great comparison.

    Pope Bergolio hangs out with and promotes homosexuals. He outright LIED about Cardinal McCarrick, who destroyed generations of seminarians in the New York/New Jersey area with his sexual perversions. Everyone knew it, down to the seminary janitor and cook. Yet Bergolio had no clue.

    The Papal Nuncio to the US, Carlo Maria Vigano, who saw and knew everything, spilled the beans, and has been in hiding ever since. Of course, vapid Vatican II Catholics still adore the Globohomo Pope. Go figure. Hey, Lust wins.

  125. Robjil says:
    @Robjil

    Correction. 1913 should read 2013.

    The article about this incident in Russia was written in 2013.

  126. Parfois1 says:
    @panzerfaust

    Very true and this idea that man sets himself at the top of the creation is exactly the philosophy of “Human Rights”, the Masonic model imposed through the UN to the whole world.

    I suppose your meaning of “Human Rights” refers to the modern fetishist sexual depravities and other aberrations passing off as respect for human dignity and Christian morality. It is not, and Human Rights has a much older tradition to the secret societies, Jewish brainwashing and PC.

    It goes far back in time and was enshrined in the concept of Natural Law as part of the Roman Law tradition, still applicable today in most Civil Law countries. Philosophers as far back as Aristotle, Cicero and Thomas Aquinas stressed the supreme values underlying the legal rights of the person vis-a-vis the state and the powerful and the Enlightenment carried the legal and moral precepts to the political field.

    Human Rights means respect for the dignity of man – not the indignities propagated by the elites who control power and culture as tools to entertain the oppressed plebes.

    • Replies: @panzerfaust
  127. FB says: • Website
    @geokat62

    Rothchilds are worth 500 trillion…?

    WTF…you are clearly a nincompoop…

    • Replies: @geokat62
  128. FB says: • Website
    @Parfois1

    …one wonders why the Russian Central Bank is only allowed to issue rubles as counterpart to receipt of $USD…

    Indeed…that has been a head-scratcher for me for years…

    If we assume that that buck stops with Putin and he has the last say on big important matters, then the idea that he is simply very cautious, and also cognizant of Russia’s limitations to survive in a full-on financial conflict with the West…

    I have noticed the same pattern with China…although their central bank is completely free of foreign influence and acts in its people’s interest…however with things such as the WTO for instance, the Chinese have accepted to play by rules of the global financial order…I remember one of the CCP officials once said that they believed they could beat the west at their own game…hence accepting to be part of the ‘system’…

    I think both Putin and Xi may be right…discretion is the better part of valor…besides, these men are well aware that the clock is ticking for the globalist finance Frankenstein…it’s only a matter of time before the feet of clay crumble…

    I think the significance of this course correction in Russia [modest as it may be] is that we may see something akin to that of New Deal’s Reconstruction Finance Corporation…which really built up America in the decades of the 1930s to ’50s…

    The privately-owned and plutocrat-controlled Federal Reserve did not want to play this role of financing things like public utilities, rural electrification, infrastructure and much much more…big surprise there, no…?

    …members of Congress and the public, wanted the Federal Reserve to be more active as the Great Depression began—for instance, by increasing the amount of money in circulation and liquidating financial markets. Opponents of these proposals believed that they would eventually create high inflation, hurting the economy in the long term.

    And the same Plutocrat bullshit about inflation is still wheeled out today, whenever sound ideas about building up the commons is floated…

    Btw…the New Deal and the RFC was probably the driver that reduced the share of national wealth by the 0.1 percent from 23 in the 1920s, to just eight percent in the postwar years…today it is right back to the mid twenties for the parasites…

    There’s my somewhat half-hearted impersonation of our friend Mefobills…

  129. geokat62 says:
    @FB

    Rothchilds are worth 500 trillion…?

    Since their financial statements aren’t publicly available, I did a quick internet search and that is the figure that was mentioned a number of times. That’s why I prefaced the figure with the word “rumoured.” I put that word in there for a reason, genius.

    But, hey, since you seem to be The Family’s personal bookkeeper, what would you peg their net worth at… huh, genius? Very curious to see what figure you pull out of your ass, genius!

    • Replies: @Parfois1
  130. anonymous[245] • Disclaimer says:
    @Bill Jones

    ?

    Anyway, the correction has since been made.

    And I’m happy to see that we both appreciate the article.

  131. Mefobills says:
    @Parfois1

    With that background and experience, one wonders why the Russian Central Bank is only allowed to issue rubles as counterpart to receipt of $USD.

    The Russian Central Bank is still under BIS rules near as I can tell. I didn’t see where the new Constitution converted Russian money power to a sovereign type. Anybody else? Nobody is mentioning it… the changes are only within the political structure. Now is the time, and they are not grabbing the opportunity to fix the money power.

    Russia mostly keeps USD to protect Ruble exchange rate. USD and other easily convertible currency is kept as FX (foreign exchange) because we live in a floating exchange world. (Post Nixon Gold shock the world converted to Floating Exchange Rates, which allows a lot of Monkey-shine business, like that done by Soros.)

    Russia does purchase newly mined Russian gold, and then they stuff said gold into reserve loops of Russian Central Bank. That then allows central bank to emit Rubles in fractional reserve ratio set by Basel rules. Western elite cannot say anything, because this action is fully within Basel Rules.

    The bank is coming under increasing political control, but is still staffed by atlantacists near as I can tell. Nabiullina has bent to the knee some at Putin’s request. Maybe something has changed, as Putin is now confident that representatives of the Russian state are “loyal” to Russia, and not some sort of internationalist cabal, nor are government actors allowed to be dual shitizens.

    I wold have been completely satisfied if Sergey Glazyev and Stolypin group had been elevated to becoming Russia’s economy managers. If that had happened western glob-homo might have gone even more bezerk than they already are.

    Indeed, monetary policy is an essential tool for economic management and the Russians proved it by their “economic miracle” in 1930-40 and beyond in complete isolation from international bankers.

    Economics used to be called “political economy.” Somehow it has morphed into a hard science with math proofs, e.g. the great “moderation” which couldn’t forecast the crash of 2008. When you dig into the math, you find underlying assumptions and models incorrect.

    Monetary policy has a flip side to the coin, and that is fiscal policy. Monetary and Fiscal Policy are the essential tools of economic management. You cannot divorce monetary policy from Fiscal policy, they are part of the same thing.

    Russia has not stepped harder on their accelerator because their “bank” is holding them back. Money is a demand to bearer instrument. It is demand and is payable to the bearer. By making demand, it is the same as turning up the heat on a boiler or giving more gas to an engine. Russia had inflation in sectors, but other sectors did not have enough demand. You can give more gas to an economy when you have idle people, resources, and capability. The new money finds new production. For example, Russia could have direct injected money into the east, increasing demand in that region, which in turn would increase security against Chinese encroachment.

    I give Putin slack but I am disturbed by lack of movement on the bank problem. But, I temper by reasoning: Where was Russia was in the 90’s and compare that to today. It would not do to enrage “international capital” as they have shown themselves fully capable of starting world wars. Maybe Putin is afraid of stepping on the wrong toes? Who knows, I am not an insider within Russian political circles. But this aspect of Putin’s Russia disturbs me…. fix the damn bank. Russia now has a military that can withstand attack.
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    State capitalism is simply “mixed economy” where the state involves itself in the commons and inelastic markets. In those sectors, the state is the lowest cost producer, and lowers prices. Government is the fourth factor of production in its sector. (Government raises prices when it is outside of its role.) State capitalism is very similar to industrial capitalism and American System of Economy. The state has to be present as a referee to keep rent seekers and in-group predators from preying on the weak.

    In Russia and Hungary they are now investing in “mother-hood capital,” to then prevent demographic collapse. What good is an economy if it cannot renew itself across generations. What is the price of not renewing yourself? The gift and volunteer sectors of the economy are not priced, and hence women do not see value in motherhood. It is a good thing they are calling it motherhood capital, so those who are blind and cannot see, will have a word to apply – to then have some understanding. (Language is important.)

    Lolbertarians like onebornfree-dumb, think that only prices matter, but what they don’t get is that prices lie.

    If various actors in the economy are taking rents and unearned income, somebody else is paying for that “taking” through loss of wants or higher prices. Russia’s oligarchs were “taking” rents and usury on the population in the 90’s, and Putin put a stop to much of it.

    Putin has pushed the Overton window big time, and so I’m not an enemy of the good in pursuit of perfection. Or, rather Putin stands for the very things our grandparents took for granted, and it is the world that has shifted.

    The money power formation in Russia is still non-ideal… so lets wait and see.

    • Replies: @anon
    , @Parfois1
  132. Parfois1 says:
    @Commentator Mike

    And good for him to remain free and happy with regards or no regards to who the new boss will be.

    I share the feelings of those who are against the state and authorities because socio-psychology told me about the tools and means by those in position of power to suppress others and profit in the process. I find the abuse of power and injustice particularly repulsive and revolting. On the other hand, I am aware that such abuse fuels the hostility of the powerless and the inevitable reaction. For instance, the Jewish blatant abuse of political power, in addition to financial power, by infiltrating most “Western” governments will in due course produce sufficient antagonism likely to produce unwanted effects as those on the historical record. That’s how revolutionaries are made too.

    But my rational self tells me that man is the most dependent social animal. His idea of self is itself social, he has no identity but for being with others, physically or mentally. Then there is man’s physical and biological needs and the practicalities of survival. Above all, alone you can do nothing or make a contribution to the liberation of man, including one little self. To bring about the end of this oppressive state of affairs we need, first of all, an organizational structure and even the most anarchic anarchist understands that. To succeed, that initial structure becomes the kernel of an incipient state and, with luck, in the fulness of time, a full-blown one.

    The man who wants to liberate himself and abscond in the back of beyond as an anchorite is a loser and a waste of space. Been there, done that, even built windmills.

  133. roonaldo says:
    @JamesinNM

    Hello there in the Land of Enchantment. You may be referring to Einstein’s Foreword to Charles Hapgood’s “The Path of the Pole,” reissued at one point as “Earth’s Shifting Crust,” in which are reconstructed several prior positions of the geographic North Pole in Hudson Bay, the Yukon, and between Norway and Iceland, all within the last 120,000 years, I think (I’d be more specific but I loaned the book out). “Earth in Upheaval,” by Immanuel Velikovsky, is still relevant today, and a great antidote to Uniformitarianist dogma, as is “Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings,” also by Hapgood, where he, his students, and others analyze the “impossible” Portolan Charts used by Spanish and Portuguese explorers. Impossible because these were copies of earlier maps that show the Antarctic coasts free of ice, utilized spherical trigonometry, and include maps of all the continents. The maps must have been made thousands of years before Columbus. But, of course, this must be nonsense, or it would be taught in public school and would surely be mentioned by St. Greta and our pal Al at the Gathering of the Wise in Davos. Cheers!

  134. anon[837] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mefobills

    You’re of course assuming that Putin is not controlled opposition himself….

  135. What’s left of the ‘Murkan “government”…

  136. NPleeze says:
    @9/11 Inside job

    You’re a boring troll. I can find an internet site that says Mother Theresa ate babies for breakfast – while they were alive. See, right here:

    It is a fact, that Mother Theresa routinely ate babies for breakfast, while they were alive.

    You see, it is now indisputable, established fact.

    • Replies: @9/11 Inside job
  137. @Tucker

    Thank you. I was wondering if was once again going to have to raise the JQ. It’s getting tedious, But you did a beautiful job

  138. Mefobills says:

    You’re of course assuming that Putin is not controlled opposition himself….

    Some people agree with your assertion. I say, “judge a man by his enemies.” Putin has made some powerful enemies, especially the neo-conned.

    That said, Putin does play nice with Netanyahoo… so there is that.

    Everything is usually gray – not black and white… a mixed bag, non-ideal. Personally, I am a fan of Putin, but don’t always agree with him.

    • Agree: gsjackson
  139. @Tucker

    I meant to say the J question regarding Whitney’s articles. Obviously the J question is raised all over this site and no help is needed from me

  140. Parfois1 says:
    @geokat62

    Rothchilds are worth 500 trillion…?

    Who cares whether 500T, 500B or 500M? Whatever it is, it is huge – it does not even fit in the official records kept by Fortune, so it is unmentionable.

    What matters is what they do to amass so much wealth and what they do with it. Basically, they have the power to buy whole countries (e.g. US) via their elites, sustain their show-piece Israel, control international financing and run global cash-cows through debt creation. It’s like a privatized empire a la East India Company (it had an army and navy of up to 300,00 men) except that it relies on governments to enforce its money-making business without visibility and the expenses. That means, the common Joes of this world are being taxed to provide protection for the rapacious Rothschilds and their ilks.

    • Replies: @geokat62
  141. PeterMX says:

    I think President Putin is a great leader and the greatest in the world today. For many Europeans, but in particular Germans and other countries that fought the USSR in WW II, the USSR’s bloodthirsty mass murdering behavior would not be forgotten during their lifetimes, but I suspect some or many would admire Putin as a force for good in Europe and the world today. The “right wing” or “far right” parties of Europe are no more right wing than any of the ruling parties of western Europe of the 1970’s, it’s the liberal or left leaning parties of Europe that have adopted extememist positions that prioritize climate change activism and transgender rights over the well being of their countries citizens and can’t do enough do destroy the traditional family, and have overseen the deliberate soft genocide of their own peoples so that western Europe is almost unrcognizable today. Large percentages of the populations of most of these countries are from foreign countries and many are not even from Europe. This has completely changed the ethnic makeup of these countries today.

    The author wrote “Is Putin overstating Washington’s role in decimating Iraq, Libya, Syria and Afghanistan or is this a fair assessment of America’s pernicious and destabilizing role in the region? Entire civilizations have been laid to waste, millions have been killed or scattered across the region to achieve some nebulous strategic advantage or to help Israel eliminate its perceived enemies.”

    No, Putin is not overstating Washington’s deliberate destruction of these countries and at least the writer mentions the source of this destruction, even if he downplays it. He can’t even name the strategic advantage the US gained from this (because there isn’t any), but grasping for a reason for the USA’s policies there, he ignores the one staring him in the face that he does not want to mention. The US has gained no strategic advantage from these wars, the wars have put the US in huge debt and there is a good chance those wars will be a chief cause for the US going bankrupt and its currency collapsing or coming close to it eventually. Those wars benefitted only one country – Israel. And those “perceived enemies” of Israel aren’t just “perceived”. Israel, with the indispensable help of American and European Jews has become a world power and completely dominates the middle east, bullying others, assassinating people they oppose and running roughshod over everyone else, regardless of international law and Arabs and Iranians obviously don’t like it and consider the murdereous Israelis and Americans their enemies.

    Just like “The Saker” ignores the powerful influence of American and international Jewry on middle east policies, he ignores the their role on the USA’s policies towards Russia and Ukraine. Ukraine is now dominated by Jews and Russia is not and that is why Schiff, Schumer, Nadler and the US love Ukraine and hate Russia. Ukraine is drowning in “Americana”. While they were forbidden from practicing Christianity under the USSR, this once deeply religous country is drowned in American “Christmas” music in December and January, songs like “Jingle Bells”, “Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer” and all the other songs that have nothing to do with Christianity. It’s obvious this country will soon be the globalists dream, with a watered down culture primed for multiculturalism like the rest of Europe, and the average Ukrainian knows nothing of what is planned for them. While there are a few Ukrainians that see who has the power over them, when Israel’s ambassador here told the Ukrainians to take their national heroes off their list of heroes a couple of weeks ago because they fought the murderous Bolshevik Jews during WW II it’s obvious, they also know the descendants of those Bolshevik murderers now dominate their government again. But 99% of the people don’t talk about it or quietly accept it because while they were the victims of Jews before and during WW II, they know they could be accused of “anti-semitism” if they say the wrong thing.

    I’m in Ukraine right now and with a little insight these things are clear.

    • Agree: follyofwar, Robjil
    • Replies: @FB
    , @NPleeze
    , @AnonFromTN
  142. Parfois1 says:
    @Mefobills

    Russia does purchase newly mined Russian gold, and then they stuff said gold into reserve loops of Russian Central Bank. That then allows central bank to emit Rubles in fractional reserve ratio set by Basel rules.

    Thank you Mefobills to come to the rescue. I knew I could rely on your expertise in that esoteric area of money-making.

    So, basically, the Russian Central Bank (RCB) is allowed to issue new currency when “purchasing” gold, that is, the traditional way currency-issuing was done during the gold-standard times where the money in circulation in an economy was backed by an equivalent value of tangible assets such as gold.

    However, I also have read somewhere (you or M. Hudson) that another permitted method of issuing rubles was by net inflow of US dollars from foreign trade. (I wonder whether foreign loans denominated in US dollars would also do). Anyway, the surplus value of the external balance of payments is similar to mining gold in the sense that you have to produce a commodity to bring in value (dollars). In that systems there is always a balance between the money in circulation and production. However, the only beneficiary of such policy is the US Treasury because Russia is obliged to convert its balance of trade surplus to US dollars. In my mind, it would be more beneficial to Russia if that surplus were converted to gold instead.

    The other issue that has just crossed my mind – and that brings Schacht and the Meffo Bills to the fore – is, if gold backs the currency, why not another valuable commodity, such as concrete and steel to build infrastructure or houses and other valuable assets. I know, they could not be kept in the vaults of the RCB, but they would be out there as the raw material for more production and wealth creation instead of useless symbols to balance the books. I know this is up your alley.

    Cheers

    • Replies: @Mefobills
  143. @Parfois1

    I thought that pointing at the Masonic origin of “Human Rights” and putting Liberalism in the same context would make my words clear. I should have said maybe “The Declaration of Human Rights”. I can maybe emphasize the verdict of Don Felix Sarda Y Salvany with this quote for your pondering: “When we introduced into the State organism the poison of Liberalism its whole political complexion underwent a change. States have been seized with a mortal illness – blood poisoning. All that remains is to await the end of their death agony.”

    • Replies: @Parfois1
  144. @SolontoCroesus

    Yes, I think so, because Russia has decreased its holdings of US bonds to 11.491 billion and increased its gold reserves to 2200 Tonnes.
    https://tradingeconomics.com/russia/gold-reserves
    https://ticdata.treasury.gov/Publish/slt3d.txt
    Since 2013, gold reserves can be used the same as US dollars, to create rubles for the Russian economy.

    • Thanks: SolontoCroesus
  145. FB says: • Website
    @PeterMX

    For many Europeans, but in particular Germans and other countries that fought the USSR in WW II, the USSR’s bloodthirsty mass murdering behavior would not be forgotten during their lifetimes

    So this is what a pabulum-fed, Pavlovian-trained product of our cradle to grave indoctrination system looks like…even stupider than I thought…

    First off…the Nazi Germans didn’t ‘fight’ the Russians…they invaded Russia, with a complete plan to annihilate the entire nation…

    Second, the USSR’s ‘murdering behavior’ is the implant in your pea size brain…put there by those who seek to control sheeple like you…so they can better fleece you and take you to your eventual slaughter…

    More than 25 million Russians died in that Nazi war of aggression…Russia was defending its very existence…and thanks to the grit and character of the Russian leaders and people, kicked the fucking snot out of the pedophile Shitler and his band of weirdos…

    How about I come over to your house one night with a couple of hooligans and we kick in your front door…kill your wife and child and call it a ‘fight’ later when we are court…?

    I have to wonder if it is actually Mr Unz’s secret plan to attract the most retarded people on earth…just to study them…I know my eyes have been opened by the totally inconceivable human dreck spouting off here…

    • Replies: @Parfois1
    , @NPleeze
  146. NPleeze says:
    @PeterMX

    But 99% of the people don’t talk about it or quietly accept it because while they were the victims of Jews before and during WW II, they know they could be accused of “anti-semitism” if they say the wrong thing.

    I agree with the bulk of your quote, but unless things have changed rather dramatically since I was last in Ukraine (about 6 years ago), PC-ness is not one of the afflictions of Ukrainians.

    This is the country where football (soccer) stadiums erupt into monkey gestures and the pitch is strewn with bananas when a black player enters the field. And where Bandera is lionized. And, most importantly, where open and vicious hatred of the Russian language, Russian culture, Russian history and, critically, Russians (who, to hear them say it, were Mongolized, as if Ukrainians weren’t), is normalized.

    But you are right about Jews dominating the Ukraine politically and economically – they did that even before the Maidan coup, which is precisely what led up to it. Somehow the oligarchic Jews residing in Ukraine, who control virtually all, if not all, of Ukraine’s mass media, were able to stir up even greater hatred against the Ukrainians’ brothers, the Russians, than Ukrainians felt toward their real enemies, the ZioNazi Jews (a/k/a “International Jewry” and “Organized Jewry”) (though, granted, that Russian chauvinism, for which Russians refuse to apologize, also played an important role).

    A large part of the process of that was not just to always downplay, but to entirely excise, the role of Jews in Bolshevism and Stalinism, especially the Holodomor, and to not only blame those things entirely on Russians, but on a conscious Rusisan policy of genocide against Ukrainians! Such is the diabolical evil of ZioNazi Jews! But let’s look at the undisputed facts, shall we?

    * the parts of Ukraine most devastated by the Holodomor were the Eastern regions, which had by far the highest proportion of ethnic Russian citizens (and casualties)
    * the Holodomor most heavily impacted the Western parts of Russia, where virtually all the Russians living in Ukraine resided, including Crimea (whose population was overwhelmingly Russian with very few Ukrainians), and even Belarus, and had no impact in the Western, almost entirely Ukrainian, part of Ukraine.
    * the Communist who is entirely responsible for the Holodomor, Lazar Moiseyevich Kaganovich, was a Jew (who, aside from that massive genocide, was the genocidal monster responsible for the destruction of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour). Those who helped Kaganovich were not Russians, but largely other Jews and Ukrainians.

    Yet the Jews have managed to brainwash Ukrainians into blaming exclusively the Russians for this Jewish (and, to a much lesser extent, Georgian) horror!

    Ukrainians are basically a large nation of TrumpTARDs. Somehow, somewhere, they have an idea of what is right and wrong, but they are so utterly stupid and brainwashed, they actually empower the evil trying to destroy them.

    But isn’t that the history of ZioNazism?

  147. Parfois1 says:
    @panzerfaust

    Point taken, and apologies for not noticing the context. Sometimes, under so much verbal cross-fire one shoots from the hip…

    Cheers

  148. geokat62 says:
    @Parfois1

    Who cares whether 500T, 500B or 500M?

    Apparently, people who are very obsessed with precision, lol.

    Whatever it is, it is huge

    That was the point I was trying to make… but somehow it got lost on some.

  149. Parfois1 says:
    @FB

    What I find most surprising (and revolting) is the virulent rancour of many commenters towards the Revolutionary and WWII Russians for (and I can’t see any other plausible explanation) having deposed Tsarism and Nazism respectively and, subsequently, constructing a successful competitor to the economic orthodoxy of Capitalism. All that done from scratch within a short span of time on their own by their own efforts, a feat unequal in human history.

    How they did it? After all, Russia had long been the butt of jokes by other Europeans about its backwardness, “Asiatic” crudeness and atavistic religiosity and when news of the Japanese victory over the Russians in 1905 reached Europe they expressed openly their schadenfreude and glee for Russia’s distress in hard times, especially for “dishonouring” European arms for being defeated by an Asiatic nation. Not only that, by 1917 Russia was literally on its knees, the people starving, the soldiers at the front neglected, the countryside devastated, the German armies outside Petrograd and the Kerensky government making plans to leave the capital. Then the foreign invasions at Murmansk, Archangel, Baku, Manchuria and Vladivostok by Entente powers, Finland, Poland, US and Japan all ganged up in support of the Whites in the civil war that further devastated the countryside to the point that it ceased to function as a country without money and the economy ran on “war Communism” (the state had to provided all the basic needs to everyone). Famine ensued.

    From that disaster that Russia was, gradually emerged a nation licking its wounds and grieving its ten million plus dead (perhaps then the greatest calamity visiting a nation ever) by putting its back to the wall and rebuilding itself, on their own and facing the hostility of all the Great Powers through sanctions and blockades.

    How did they do it? Reading the reports and contemporary press (1924), plus the “Western” governments plots now with the Germans also part of the gang, everyone predicted the Soviets’ experiment – who could not run a chicken raffle, let alone a huge country – would collapse by itself and the Russian wealthy emigres in Paris were preparing their return home on the back of the Great Powers armies under the command of Gen. Hoffmann.

    How did they do it? Perhaps the answer is revealed if we ask: what is different now? And the answer is that the Russian people were building a new country from the ruins of the old for themselves. In the process they were building Socialism. For the many detractors of the USSR here, that is the greatest sin. In their view, people should work as slaves for their masters: the capitalist class, coincidentally mostly Jewish, to rub salt into the wound.

  150. @NPleeze

    My Google search could not confirm that “Mother Theresa ate babies for breakfast” however it did raise some troubling issues regarding the homes her order ran in India “All Mother Teresa homes inspected amid baby – selling scandal “theguardian.com
    Why does criticism of Putin upset you ? I have an open-mind – all politicians are probably corrupt until they prove otherwise . Kakistocracies are the norm whether they are in Russia , the Ukraine or the United States.

    • Replies: @NPleeze
  151. @Dr. Krieger

    I, like just about everyone else who makes comments on this website , base my opinions upon hearsay. I have no personal knowledge of Putin’s wealth that is why I like to cite to articles written by others who may have actually done some research on the subject .As to Putin’s wealth there appears to be a vast amount of circumstantial evidence that ,like the Clintons ,he has amassed a substantial amount of wealth from his wealthy benefactors .

  152. NPleeze says:
    @FB

    So this is what a pabulum-fed, Pavlovian-trained product of our cradle to grave indoctrination system looks like

    An apt description of your protestations. What was Freud’s term … projection! Ah yes!

    the Nazi Germans didn’t ‘fight’ the Russians…they invaded Russia, with a complete plan to annihilate the entire nation

    Operation Barbarossa was a preemptive attack to ward off the planned Red Army invasion of Europe. 5 million troops on the front-lines facing Germany in 1937, while Germany had virtually no troops on the “Eastern Front” (being busy fighting France, Holland, Poland, UK, etc. at the time, while USSR was amassing endless tanks and airplanes to sustain its European takeover). Once the Red Terror Army had defeated Germany, it would have been a cake-walk to enslave all Europe to Stalin and his Red Terror Army (as Germany had defeated virtually everyone else).

    As to annihilating the entire Russian nation, there was no such plan. There was a plan to resettle some Russians from the Western portions further East – but then again, USSR also resettled lots of folks, and not just Tatars and Chechens. Indeed, a recent article right here on Unz was about the millions of Germans resettled (and murdered) by Stalin and his cronies after WW II ended.

    the USSR’s ‘murdering behavior’ is the implant in your pea size brain

    You mean your claims about Nazis and your defense of Communism is an implant of your pea size brain? I agree.

    More than 25 million Russians died in that Nazi war of aggression

    It was a war of preemption, not aggression. There was actually much more leading up to it than Stalin’s placing 5 million troops in non-defensive positions close to its border with Germany (then in the middle of Poland, lest you raise some spurious idiocy as you no doubt are wont to do) and engaging in a massive arms buildup while her people were starving – reach Hitler’s speech to the Reichstag at the commencement of Operation Barbarossa, he lays it all out.

    As to all of those deaths, the vast majority were caused by Stalin and his Jew terrorist partisans. First, they murdered mass numbers of their own troops who were trying to retreat strategically or surrender. Second, while the Red Army was retreating it’s 5 million troops it had stationed near the German frontier (minus the ones the Red Army and Germany had killed), it laid waste to everything (“scorched earth”) on the premise no food or fuel should be left for advancing Germans. But, yet, of course, this left no food or fuel to the millions of Russians Stalin left behind to fend for themselves.

    You see, the brutality of Stalin, and much more so the Jew Bolshevik savages, is unprecedented throughout history. Even the Mongols were saints by comparison. They did not leave millions of their own to die by depriving them of food and fuel. But of course that modus operandi wasn’t new – the Holodomer, arranged by the Jew Kaganovich, used similar tactics. The Bolshevik revolution itself was an exercise in mass murder and genocide by not just execution, but deprivation of food and fuel. One can detect the murderous pattern of Russian Jews quite easily here. Little wonder Hitler didn’t want them invading Europe with their Red Army lobotomized robots (of which you would no doubt be a zealous member), hmmm?

  153. Kapyong says:

    Gday all,

    I see some knowledge about the Holodomor, perhaps someone here can address my curiosity –

    What happened to the grain ?

    The famine is usually blamed on collectivisation – which presumably means re-organising and moving people and equipment around, thus disrupting farming.

    Ukraine is known for richness of crops – was there little/no crop that year at all ? Was there no sowing ? No reaping ? What ?

    This was right when Stalin’s first 5-year plan (industrialisation) ended and the second (militarisation) started – I understand Stalin was selling off anything and everything that moved.

    I wonder – was the grain sold internationally ?

    • Replies: @NPleeze
  154. @PeterMX

    I think President Putin is a great leader and the greatest in the world today.

    Putin is just a man with normal quite ordinary intelligence, like Xi. They look so great only because the Empire and its sidekicks have morons at the helm (I don’t mean disposable figureheads, “presidents”, “chancellors”, and “PMs”, but real powers behind the throne).

  155. Karel says:
    @onebornfree

    I have no idea how many people “fantasize that someone other than themselves [eg a Putin, or a Trump, or aXi, or a Macron, or a Johnson, or whomever] will do a a better job of it than they themselves can.” but perhaps you do. Better Putin than some anonymous creep from a large bank or an insurance company. You may have been born free but only remained so until your mammy put the diapers on your arse for the first time. In my humble opinion, you are still wearing diapers in a metaphysical sense, but do not notice it anymore.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  156. Karel says:
    @NPleeze

    You claim that “Operation Barbarossa was a preemptive attack to ward off the planned Red Army invasion of Europe. 5 million troops on the front-lines facing Germany in 1937,……..” is a sheer fantasy, as there were no common borders then. Can you read a map?

    • Replies: @NPleeze
  157. NPleeze says:
    @9/11 Inside job

    My Google search could not confirm

    Oh, OK, so if I get a network of people I control to repeat it, then it will be true. Got it.

    Why does criticism of Putin upset you ?

    It doesn’t, what annoys me is the malicious slander directed against him. And it annoys me as symptomatic of a larger problem, which is the malicious slander the Evil Empire and its minions level against anybody they can’t control (and, when that doesn’t suffice, the brutal violence they unleash).

    all politicians are probably corrupt until they prove otherwise

    Yeah, yeah, original sin and all that, nobody’s perfect, yada yada. But, you see, it’s impossible to prove you are not corrupt.

  158. NPleeze says:
    @Kapyong

    The famine is usually blamed on collectivisation – which presumably means re-organising and moving people and equipment around, thus disrupting farming.

    No, collectivization was taking land that was in a farmer’s family for centuries, stealing it, and telling the farmer he is now a slave of the Jew overlords, and he should produce for the Jew who will take everything. Those that objected were condemned as “counter-revolutionaries” and executed.

    Suffice to say, being turned into a slave had negative repercussions on people’s willingness to work, so production plummeted. (Not even the voluntary Israeli kibbutzes survived the moral hazard of collectivism.)

    Beyond that, Stalin wanted to raise money for industrialization (to enable conquest of the world for Communism), so he sold food abroad. Literally the ((Communists)) would come to Ukrainian households and empty out the cupboards and pantries to sell for hard currency, leaving the farmers/workers with no food for the winter. On top of that, in order to raise more money for a quicker imperial subjugation of all humanity to the Jewish boot, the Chosenites forced people to grow crops the Ukrainians were not used to planting (such as cotton and beets) because they would bring more on the international markets, leading to crop failures and even less land used to produce edible crops.

    • Thanks: Kapyong
  159. @NPleeze

    It seems that some here keep saying that Hitler helped save western Europe from communism yet go on to claim that the EU and USA are now “communist”. So I suppose all those deaths in WWII were pointless and Hitler should have either surrendered or teamed up with Stalin, looking from the vantage point of today.

    Putin has stated that attack is the best form of defence. So should he roll on westwards towards Paris and Lisbon considering NATO keeps encroaching eastward and building up bases and forces all around Russia?

    Stalin sure was good at moving large populations of ethnics around. Why complain? Wouldn’t you, and other WNs, want to do the same?

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
    , @NPleeze
  160. NPleeze says:
    @Karel

    I already wrote in my post that there was a common border, in the middle of Poland. You do remember the partition of Poland, don’t you? Go look at a Europe map of 1940.

    And look up the 1941 German-Soviet Border and Commercial Agreement, which “formally set the border between Germany and the Soviet Union between the Igorka river and the Baltic Sea”. (Yes, Germany and USSR traded up until the start of the war), and the earlier German–Soviet Frontier Treaty (which set their mutual border inside Poland).

    Astounding that you can be so utterly self-righteous, and utterly ignorant and wrong, at the same time. Comment boards, you get what you pay for, lol.

  161. @Commentator Mike

    NPleeze,

    And many of those same commenters and authors also claim that FDR was a communist, at least from ever so many comments I’ve read on UR and other similar sites. So commie FDR’s troops met commie Stalin’s troops at the Elbe after defeating Hitler and his Nazis. So again, how did Hitler’s war save the West from communism if the leader of the most powerful western ally was a communist? What the hell was FDR fighting for then?

    • Replies: @ploni almoni
    , @NPleeze
  162. FB says: • Website
    @NPleeze

    Look pipsqueak…when you have an actual case to present that is at least convincing to anything more than a pumpkin, then your statements and claims may be taken seriously by serious people…

    In the meantime the laundry list of fantastic bullshit you squeezed out of your butt neither requires nor deserves any kind of refutation…you see, obvious bullshit refutes itself…

    Also when debating the historical record, it is only logical to present some sources…especially if the claims are wildly revisionist…history is well documented, but it would seem to me that documentation and retarded monkeys are two things that don’t go together, as they say on Sesame Street…

    But thanks for the chuckles…I am really learning a lot about how powerful the indoctrination is in our world…personally I have never in my actual life run into such Pavlovian imbeciles…everyone I know has at least some level of intelligence and skepticism..to not fall prey to the bullshit fantasy world that is implanted in more retarded sectors of the population…

    Thank God Mr Unz is drawing you retards out of the woodwork…it is always good to learn as we progress in life, and I keep learning here all the time, albeit in a head-shaking kind of way…

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  163. Anonymous[291] • Disclaimer says:
    @Karel

    You may have been born free but only remained so until your mammy put the diapers on your arse for the first time. In my humble opinion, you are still wearing diapers in a metaphysical sense, but do not notice it anymore.

    LOL!

  164. Mefobills says:
    @Parfois1

    So, basically, the Russian Central Bank (RCB) is allowed to issue new currency when “purchasing” gold, that is, the traditional way currency-issuing was done during the gold-standard times where the money in circulation in an economy was backed by an equivalent value of tangible assets such as gold.

    You have to think in terms of double entry balance sheets, because system wide, all of the balance sheets are connected.

    Within banks are two loops. A reserve loop that is not 1:1 with the bank credit that was created at debt. By stuffing gold into the Central Bank reserve loop, allowed gold to sit as an asset (asset column of double entry ledger) while the Central Bank can issue new Rubles at some Basel ratio. I don’t know what the ratio is… sorry, but I’m guessing it is at least 10:1. So, minimally 10X Rubles can be emitted for every Ruble worth of gold dug out of the ground. The gold is also available to shore up the Ruble if there is an exchange rate hit. Russia has made itself impervious to “economic hitman tactics” from the west by using various mechanisms. The gold play I just mentioned, as well as moving toward autarky, slowly divorcing itself from dollar exposure and not being in dollarized debts to foreign actors.

    The inside loop does the above, and the outside loop of the central bank is represented by its liability column. In case of gold, the bank has gained an asset = X, while liabilities can now increase to 10X. To the central bank issuance of Rubles is a liability to the bank.

    Further down in the system, private banks may continue to emit Rubles at debt. This means that private individuals can show up to take out Ruble loans at any time, and the lower tier banks will hypothecate. This means that new debt instruments become the bank’s asset, and new rubles their liability. The mirror image from debtors point of view, is their debt instrument is a liability, while their new Rubles are an asset. The ledgers are all connected.

    Central Bank ledger connects to lower tier private bank ledgers through the reserve loop connection.
    Lower tier private banks do not emit Rubles into the commons, nor do strategic planning for the polity. That function has to be done by the Central Bank, which is why any sovereign country must have control of the money power.

    (If bad guys seize the money power – that is a separate issue from how a hierarchy operates. If you go insane that is a separate issue from how your body operates. )

    Within banks are two loops, and an economy can be roughly modeled in two loops. The finance sector, and the production sector.

    Finance creates paper and calls them assets. Paper is shoveled around onto and off of balance sheets. Paper is often swapped in unlike kinds as a form of usury. Paper can also make exponential demands of the production sector. Balance sheets will still balance, and the production sector does not get their due.

    However, I also have read somewhere (you or M. Hudson) that another permitted method of issuing rubles was by net inflow of US dollars from foreign trade.

    BIS rules allow dollar as reserve, and that means that Russian central bank can stuff dollars into its reserve loops and emit Rubles as discussed above. This is the case for all banks in the world using dollars as reserves.

    I wonder whether foreign loans denominated in US dollars would also do)

    Foreign loans denominated in a currency not yours is always a bad idea. Foreign debt means a loss of sovereignty. Any country can emit its own money to enable labor and the production system. A resource rich and intelligent population like that of Russia especially doesn’t need dollar loans. A certain group of (((people))) maintain the canard about international capital.

    Russia did debt swaps with China, where each country goes into debt with each other. This means that China has rubles to spend, and Russia has Yuans to spend. Their debt instruments are not on-sold into markets, which means they can be jubileed if they go exponential. This kind of debt is beneficial. The Ruble and Yuans emitted channel into beneficial foreign trade, where the partners can buy things each need from the other.

    Anyway, the surplus value of the external balance of payments is similar to mining gold in the sense that you have to produce a commodity to bring in value (dollars).

    You have exposed the conceit of dollars as reserve, and how foreign economies have to produce real things to grab dollars created by America’s finance sector. Dollar as reserve redounds as a negative to America’s production sector (main street not wall street). Triffins dilemma is operative.

    The other issue that has just crossed my mind – and that brings Schacht and the Meffo Bills to the fore – is, if gold backs the currency, why not another valuable commodity, such as concrete and steel to build infrastructure or houses and other valuable assets.

    By late 33 and early 34 Germany had no gold stores. The bill system was based on goods production. Before a MefoBill could be discounted (redeemed) it was examined to see if goods had already been produces. So Bills were actually good money. They were issued by a shell corporation, and channeled toward industry. The bill acted as security while the company made goods. Then the bill would be presented to a private bank for discount – to then acquire Reichsmarks. The private bank would then turn around and discount it again to the Reichsbank. Money and goods production were in alignment. This method did not create inflation, and did not need gold for new Reichsmark emission.

    The channeling aspect of the bills, meant that this money was not general demand, but instead was specific demand. This useful tool could be used to eliminate America’s debt and recover industry, as bills end up on a ledger in the finance system and work just fine with double entry mechanics.

    if gold backs the currency, why not another valuable commodity, such as concrete and steel to build infrastructure or houses and other valuable assets.

    Money’s primary use is as medium to allow transaction of goods, ergo it has to match goods production. Money issued from debt instruments, from a privatized finance sector is a mismatch of kinds, and hence this money type (debt money) cannot work properly. Many economists (most especially Clifford Hughes Douglas) wanted the price system (retail mostly) to feedback price flow (relates to goods), so amount of money in production economy (external to a bank’s reserve loop and wall street finance) needs could be calculated and controlled.

    External to an economy (trading flows), Keynes Bancor did match goods in transit – in alignment with your theory. Of course, Keynes was thwarted by the (((usual suspects))) at Bretton Woods.

    If RCB issued production bills (Mefo or Oefa) they would have to do it quietly like NSDAP Germany did, so international finance oligarchy of the west would never find out, otherwise Russia would come under even greater attack.

    But, I doubt Elvira Nabiullina has any imagination given she believes western neo-liberal economic orthodoxy. She has trained incompetence. Unfortunately, Putin listens to her.

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  165. @Commentator Mike

    Lord Haw Haw said the Allies were “fighting for the Yid.” And surely you have heard that FDR said his ancestors were Jewish?

  166. NPleeze says:
    @Commentator Mike

    Hitler helped save western Europe from communism yet go on to claim that the EU and USA are now “communist”.

    You may recall, Hitler lost. However, even in losing, you can slow down the enemy. How can that possibly be hard to grasp?

    So I suppose all those deaths in WWII were pointless

    Hard to say what the world would look like if Hitler had waited for Stalin to invade and the ((Communists)) had conquered all Europe and had an entire Eurasian Empire. No?

    So should he roll on westwards towards Paris and Lisbon considering NATO keeps encroaching eastward and building up bases and forces all around Russia?

    I think there are larger issues involved, namely, his real enemy is the US (and, more precisely, the ZioNazi/BlueBlood alliance that rules it). Invading Europe won’t help him.

    Wouldn’t you, and other WNs, want to do the same?

    I’m not a WN (I’m a generally nationalist – I don’t think its evil to aspire to a homogeneous society, which, after all, is the model on which humanity developed). And I don’t like forcibly moving people around. But sometimes it makes sense for folks to separate – the partition of India into Pakistan comes to mind.

  167. NPleeze says:
    @FB

    I can’t help that you are a pathetic, clueless retard. I’m not writing a treatise or even an article here, but posting on a comment board, so I’m not about to spend hours curating citations, you utter nincompoop, but if you want to focus on one particular point to challenge, I am happy to substantiate it. Notably, you don’t provide any proof of your assertions either, making you a bitter and ignoble hypocrite.

    history is well documented

    And you’ve not presented a single document in … how many posts on Unz? 2,336. My, so much bullshit from just one moron.

    Now, go back to eating the lice you pick out of your momma’s pubes, you disgraceful monkey.

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  168. NPleeze says:
    @Commentator Mike

    The issue with Stalin, from a ZioNazi Bolshevik perspective (ZioNazi – land of Israel for Jews only, 20 Deut. 16-18; Bolshevik – all other land subject to the Jewish boot, 20 Deut. 10-15 – read those cites, they matter), is that he purged a lot (but not enough) Jews.

    In fact the “true” Communists – the ZioNazi Bolsheviks – assisted Hitler and tried to use him as a pressure point against Stalin. Remember, from the true “Communist” perspective, Stalin “betrayed the Revolution” – because the Revolution was about Jews seizing control and Stalin was not a Jew. (Trotsky, a full Communist Jew, was supposed to succeed Lenin, but as it happened, Trotsky was unprepared for Lenin’s death and Stalin outmaneuvered him – which is the main reason the ZioNazi Bolsheviks now prefer “democracy” to totalitarianism in their lead vassal states, in a democracy it is much easier to eliminate a rival).

    Nobody in their right mind would claim that Hitler, who lost to Communism and is now a vassal to Jews, defeated Communism. Where would you come up with such a fantastical proposition?

    FDR was fighting for ZioNazi Bolshevism. Same as every US president since at least 1913, when the US coup was completed.

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  169. FB says: • Website
    @NPleeze

    You know what tiny dancer…there is something of an art to the zinger insult…

    Of course being a witless turd-disturber, you have managed to progress only to the first stage, which is childish name calling and some silly ‘mother’ stuff…[woo hoo…someone call Jay Leno, we’ve got us a hot funnyman right here…]

    Considering also that your ‘rebuttal’ to my reality based comment to a brainwashed Pavlovian imbecile amounted to ‘I know you are, but what am I’…

    …I would estimate your mental age at about eleven, tops…perhaps just beginning to masturbate…[don’t worry, the masturbation part is more easily mastered…]

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  170. @AnonFromTN

    More like a fusion, I would say.

  171. That gay little poem in the beginning more accurately describes the US refusal to vacate Iraq more than anything else…

  172. NPleeze says:
    @FB

    You are a 100% moronic child. Not even reading your crap anymore.

    If you keep eating those lice and maggots from your momma’s pubes, you will surely lose what little gray matter remains in your hot, vacuous noggin.

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  173. FB says: • Website
    @Mefobills

    Very informative comment…

    …which is why any sovereign country must have control of the money power.

    Now here’s a little story from the New Deal era…these were hard times [there was a US ‘Holodomor’ in the dirt-poor rural south and midwest [the Dust Bowl] that resulted in a population shortfall of nearly 10 million in the decade 1930 to 1940…this American famine has disappeared down the fascist rabbit hole, but one need only watch the landmark film Grapes of Wrath, or better yet read the classic John Steinbeck book, which incidentally earned a Nobel in literature…]

    Incidentally…kind of funny to see a shitload of comments here trying to understand the fake Ukrainian ‘Holodomor’…but if you asked them what an Okie is, you would get a blank stare…

    Anyway, just setting the scene here…so getting back to the subject of money power and the general welfare of the people…it is worth noting that the money system in the west is not in the hands of a government working for the people…but in the hands of a handful of outrageous parasites who have rigged up a crooked game in which the little guy’s destiny is to remain the serf he was five centuries ago…

    Now as to Parf’s question about Russia creating money for infrastructure and such things we consider as the commons…

    Naturally the parasite elite that have long since seized control over the flow of money, they aren’t the least bit interested in the commons, nor the general welfare [and thus overall HEALTH of the people…]

    Here is where it becomes necessary to BYPASS the parasite-controlled money machine and somehow create the necessary funds…and here we go right back to those hard times in the US…and acquaint ourselves with an amazingly successful solution…The Reconstruction Finance Corporation…

    The RFC was an independent agency of the US Federal Government, and fully owned and operated by the government…

    However, the Federal Reserve Board of Governors did not have enough authority to mandate policies or act independently.[translation from parasitese…the scumbags aren’t interested in the health of the people…]

    Many of the governors [doubtful, but anyway], as well as members of Congress and the public, wanted the Federal Reserve to be more active as the Great Depression began…

    Long story short, president Herbert Hoover and congress created the RFC in 1932…FDR took over and basically used this SOVEREIGN money [as opposed to private banking Ponzi Scheme] to do nothing less than build a modern America…

    This included huge infrastructure projects like rural electrification and decent, modern roads [huge swaths of the US were in a state we would describe today as a ‘developing country’…]

    Like the Federal Reserve, the RFC would loan to banks, but it was designed to serve state-chartered banks and small banks in rural areas that were not part of the Federal Reserve System.

    Another distinction was that the RFC could make loans on the basis of collateral that the Federal Reserve and other lenders would not accept.

    The program ran to 1957, by which time, a transformed America was the most prosperous and developed country on earth…with for sure the highest living standards for ordinary folks…the New Deal was also a square deal for the little guy…

    Hitler for all his faults and violent tendencies towards ‘untermenschen’ had similar sentiments about a square deal for ordinary Germans…I don’t know enough about Mefobills to understand how it fit in here, but I do know that Nazi government TRIPLED corporate taxes…every worker was entitled to a new home on terms that could easily be paid off in ten years…[and that’s with ONE household earner…plus debt forgiveness of 25 percent for each child born into that house…four kids and your house is free and clear…incidentally this same idea is being implemented now in Russia as ‘maternity capital’…]

    Now to issuing money for comons projects like infrastructure in Russia…there is a so-called Stolypin group that wants to do the same thing as the RFC…raising money by bonds sold to the people and government also kicking in…this is what we may see materialize [hopefully]…

    Back to the RFC…here is an unrelated chart showing the share of national wealth by the top 0.1 percent in the US, over the last 100 years…

    We see here that by 1933 the parasites’ share of the wealth was a whopping 25 percent…by 1948 it had dropped to ten percent…not that anyone cares, but did the parasites actually lose money…?…no they most certainly did not…it’s just that the huge numbers of ordinary folks got a whole lot more prosperous…so the RELATIVE share of the parasites naturally went down…although in absolute terms their wealth just kept on increasing…

    It would seem that this is the most ordinary folks can hope for in our epoch…grow our own slice of the pie, without taking from the parasites…which would of course be much better…since with money comes political power and domination, and I think everyone would agree that pruning the money tree of the parasites would be a development that is long overdue…

    Of course we also notice that by 2013 the parasites have clawed their way back to where we were a hundred years ago…

    From 1933-1939, 45 000 infrastructure projects were built.

    The many “local” projects were governed, like China’s Belt and Road Initiative today, under a “grand design” which FDR termed the “Four Quarters” featuring zones of megaprojects such as the Tennessee Valley Authority area in the south east, the Columbia River Treaty zone on the northwest, the St Laurence Seaway zone on the North east, and Hoover Dam/Colorado zone on the Southwest.

    These projects were transformative in ways money could never measure as the Tennessee area’s literacy rose from 20% in 1932 to 80% in 1950, and racist backwater holes of the south became the bedrock for America’s aerospace industry due to the abundant and cheap hydropower.

    –Matthew Ehret, How to Crush a Bankers’ Dictatorship: A Lesson From 1933

    I highly recommend clicking on Ehret’s articles archive…lots of very historically knowledgable material there, that is right up our alley of discussion this website…

  174. Parfois1 says:
    @Mefobills

    Thank you for your lucid lesson. Hope others also learned that Russia’s subservience to the international bankers is a not a feather on Putin’s hat. I suppose it is a constitutional issue (apparently the rules of the Central Bank are enshrined in the US-made Russian Constitution), hence he can’t willy-nilly do anything other than propose a constitutional amendment, as he is doing now regarding other issues relating to regaining sovereignty.

    Cheers

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  175. FB says: • Website
    @Parfois1

    Not reading my stuff anymore…?

    Your loss little feller…thanks again for the opportunity to get some decent chuckles by crushing underfoot a helpless, but nonetheless stupidly aggressive and uppity little tree monkey…

    [MORE]

  176. Parfois1 says:
    @FB

    Thank you for adding your valuable input into this discussion concerning the private bankers near monopoly on issuing currency and debt and revealing that, even with some restraints, it is open to the political power to use alternative ways to finance development of the commons, improve the productive sector and even reduce wealth imbalances… if there is a will, that is. Those graphs are very telling.

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  177. Nobody in their right mind would claim that Hitler, who lost to Communism and is now a vassal to Jews, defeated Communism.

    I wasn’t clear what your specific position was but if I got a dollar every time I read on some alt site that Hitler saved the West from communism by attacking the USSR or that FDR was a communist, I’d be a very rich man.

    I think there are larger issues involved, namely, his real enemy is the US (and, more precisely, the ZioNazi/BlueBlood alliance that rules it). Invading Europe won’t help him.

    Almost all of Europe west of Russia is now in NATO and they are being no less hostile to Russia than the Soviets were to Hitler’s Germany. NATO is stationing all these troops along Russia’s border and constantly issuing belligerent threats and anti-Russian propaganda; when Putin talks about Western “partners” they talk of Russia as a rival and an enemy. The Ukraine has become like a kind of new Poland, split by the West and Russia but by proxies this time instead of by direct occupation. Then look at all the US bases in the Far East, in Japan and Korea, and also in the Middle East. Now what would Hitler have done in such a position, surrounded on all sides by hostile enemies? But we already know. Russia still seems to prefer diplomacy.

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  178. FB says: • Website
    @NPleeze

    Sorry little feller…made a booboo and sent my reply to Parf by mistake…

    Apologies Parf for getting you into this silliness…

  179. @FB

    You can also thank Mr Unz for publishing articles by John Wear who in his book Germany’s War makes an elaborate argument for Barbarossa as a defensive strategy against a Bolshevik plan for invasion of Germany. I think Wear cites others who believe the same. Are you still so excited about sources?

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  180. Mefobills says:
    @FB

    Thanks FB, I will check out Ehret’s archive. I am unfamiliar with him, and like the surprise.

    With regards to RFC, that was a shell corporation devised to inject credit into the commons and build up real production capability.

    Think about the leverage of electrifying farms, so farmers could work into the night, and have electrical horsepower, rather than human/animal labor power.

    The leverage is enormous… this is why I suggest Nikolai Tesla as the most important human who has ever lived.

    Back to shell corporations: Metallurgische Forschungsgesellschaft (Metallurgical Research Corporation )issued MEFOBILLS. A corporation issued the bills initially and they aimed at industry.

    The bill eventually found Reichsmarks issued directly from Reichsbank. To a large degree, Germany’s bill system is what funded the improvement of industry and the commons.

    In other words, Hitler was even more successful than Roosevelt at circumventing international bankster elite. Germany was further along the path of sovereignty than was America.

    It was actually some Zionists in Roosevelt’s orbit that were on board with RFC. I would call it a case of emergency triage, as finance plutocratic class know when their goose is about to be cooked, and the U.S. was in serious trouble. Also, if new money is issued in the form of debt, bonds, or direct issuance from RFC it helped pay for “old debts” that plutocrats held.

    Strangely enough, there is evidence that during the war, U.S. issued new credit directly into industry from line item budgets not backed by taxes. The whole making money on double entry ledgers was bypassed, and Treasury simply issued instructions to industry and they would be paid. It was debt free money that channeled into industry, and later paid down private debts.

    Line item money flowed into things like North American Aviation, New Synthetic Rubber Manufacture, and Aluminum Smelting. These new companies were then sold to American people for $1, as a permanent inheritance (public owned companies).

    During war time a lot of BS about money is dispensed with and reality comes to the fore. Do or die. The same thing happened in the first American colonies, as they had to grapple with survival and fancy but wrong theories went into the trash can.

  181. Parfois1 says:
    @NPleeze

    Your blinding rage against Jewry (which is somehow understandable) puts the blinders on your capacity to understand other issues. If you don’t control it, it becomes an autistic dark tunnel funnelling your energies into a black hole for no purpose.

    Still, you can distinguish between Communism and what you label ” ZioNaziBolshevism” (not and apt description because there were as many Jews in the Bolshevik faction as in the anti-Bolshevik ones). However, that is a very complex issue for discussion on a commenters thread and leads nowhere other than name-calling.

    I don’t mean to be patronizing and apologize if I give that impression, it is just a style of writing. Context usually explains the riddles of the historical narrative and the many contradictory interpretations.

    As you hint, Communism is not a monolithic ideology: there are many, and sometimes divergent, versions, the common tenet being the public ownership of the means of production with the ultimate aim of liberating people from the present type of slavery (wage slavery) imposed on all workers by the capitalist masters who turn man’s labour into corporate profits. As Stalin said: “There are two types of Marxism: dogmatic Marxism and creative Marxism. I am a creative one”; which I understand from another of his dicta, “Communism is what we create” to mean: “it is work in progress”, not an inflexible doctrine to fit all sizes and shapes.

    With all its faults and warts (and its inglorious end at the hands of inside traitors) the USSR proved it can be done. And that is unforgivable and why the Jewish think-tanks such as the Frankfurt School have decades ago start chipping away at Marxism and turn it into a docile household pet for capitalist entertainment.

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  182. Mefobills says:
    @FB

    Now to issuing money for comons projects like infrastructure in Russia…there is a so-called Stolypin group that wants to do the same thing as the RFC…raising money by bonds sold to the people and government also kicking in…this is what we may see materialize [hopefully]…

    Agree, this is why I am still chagrined that Russian Central Bank control has not transferred to sovereignists. (No direct evidence yet.)

    I mention Stolypin group earlier in this thread.. Stolypin group is filled with people who are no BS, and know what they are talking about… a rarity in this world.

    I’m watching Russian Central Bank – hopefully there is a stealth movement toward further sovereign control of the money power, which will redound as benefits to the Russian people and not the parasites.

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  183. NPleeze says:
    @Commentator Mike

    Now what would Hitler have done in such a position, surrounded on all sides by hostile enemies?

    There is a major difference. First, USSR was much larger than Germany – in terms of population, natural resources, and armed forces. In 1941, USSR was getting stronger daily, while Germany was battling UK, France and others and getting weaker. Second, it was pretty clear USSR would invade Germany, whereas I very much doubt the US will invade Russia. Finally, Russia has nukes, whereas Germany did not.

    Thus, I think if Hitler ruled Russia now, he would be not react any differently from Putin. Putin is rebuilding his military and getting stronger while the US is weakening – the exact reverse of the 1941 Germany/USSR paradigm.

  184. Parfois1 says:
    @Achilles Wannabe

    You can also thank Mr Unz for publishing articles by John Wear who in his book Germany’s War makes an elaborate argument for Barbarossa as a defensive strategy

    Well, Wear wears a very particular hat and has a mission, and that mission is not to search for the truth; only to argue an interpretation of history that suits his mission. If the reader has a limited source of historical narratives and a limited knowledge base unable to filter through the chaff from the grain, he cannot learn anything from authors such as Wear and only gets a reinforcement to his peculiar worldview. Anyway, “History’s path is paved with many crackpots”. Blimey! have I created a quotable quote?

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  185. Avery says:
    @Commentator Mike

    {…. when Putin talks about Western “partners”}

    I am sure you know Putin is under no illusion who Russia’s mortal enemies are.
    The recent announcements of radical new weapons that can reach any “partner”* around the globe is proof enough.

    The yelping Neocon cadres in US are salivating for the day when a Kremlin leader or official will call Russia’s “partners” what they actually are: then all the restraints will come off of the MSM Mob and from the Tsunami of war-braying from the usual suspects.

    “See, Russia admits they are our enemy. No more Mr. Nice Guy when dealing with them evil Rooskies.”

    Putin & Co. are too smart for that.
    They rarely talk smack: they quietly do, without fanfare**.

    _____________________________
    * PCR regularly criticizes Kremlin for calling The Empire “our partners in the West”: PCR is smart, educated guy. I am surprised he does not see through Kremlin’s game.
    US knows Kremlin does not consider them “partners”, Kremlin knows US knows, and US knows Kremlin knows.

    ** While NATO and US were running around shouting what to do about Crimea, and how they are going to grab it, Putin quietly presented them with a fait accompli .

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  186. FB says: • Website
    @Mefobills

    Stolypin group is filled with people who are no BS, and know what they are talking about… a rarity in this world.

    Thanks Meef…agree 100 percent…and have been somewhat frustrated to date that they haven’t gained more traction…they always seem to be on the shelf, doing nothing…

    In other words, Hitler was even more successful than Roosevelt at circumventing international bankster elite. Germany was further along the path of sovereignty than was America.

    That would not shock me…my own view is that a strong leader [call him a dictator if you will] gets things done…

    The US political system is lot of milquetoast men compared to men of action like Uncle Joe…

    Hitler too…those were some big boys as we say down on the farm…

    I do acknowledge that Hitler was a man of the people…there is a reason that the German Volk loved him…my dad was stationed in West Germany in the sixties and I spent nearly three years there [grades one through three]…I remember to this day an old woman Frau Konopka who would let me play in a rusting old Volkswagen in her yard [that thing would probably be worth a small fortune now… LOL…considering it was one of the originals from the ’30s…]

    Anyway…she would sing little Hitler diddies to her granddaughter and make the Sieg Heil salute…of course I didn’t know who this ‘great man’ Hitler was at the time and asked a lot of curious questions…the way she adoringly described this monster still sticks in my memory as if it was an hour ago…

    Thanks for all the great technical explanations…very rich information there that leads to understanding important mechanisms of the difficult to fathom money world [for the layman at least…]

    Here is the link to that Ehret piece that I forgot to put in…but you may not like everything he says…he is very tough on the finance gangsters of course, plus scumbags like Churchill and his henchmen who turned Bretton Woods into something totally different than what FDR had envisaged…

    He is tough on the Nazis…I have no love lost for them either…[had my dad seen Frau Konopka’s little Hitler tributes he probably would have spit on her..LOL]

    Bottom line…the entire issue of money sovereignty is so important to understand in our time…and why this conversation is so necessary…

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  187. Mefobills says:
    @FB

    FB,

    It is good to follow Mr. Miyagi’s dictum… have balance in all things.

    Roosevelt was good and bad, Hitler good and bad, and Stalin good and bad.

    I follow the money wherever it leads, so that maybe gives me some insight, and hence I can resist authors like Ehret, with no problem. They don’t make me mad. Virtually all people have some sort of narrative in their mind that helps them make sense of the world. This narrative is inculcated at birth onwards, and is dependent on environment.

    One of my intents is to put spectacles on peoples noses, so they can follow facts and use logic. This world is filled with so much hypnosis that even rational people are becoming un-moored. The environment is upside down, and outside of the logos, so people are flailing around trying to understand and make sense of things.

    Roosevelt was bad for laying traps for the Japanese and maneuvering the U.S. into war. Roosevelt good for operating the new deal.

    Hitler good for rescuing his people from a form of slavery. Hitler bad for thinking Slav’s were untermenschen (which they aren’t of course) and being a dupe and turning outward toward war.

    Stalin good for morphing bolshevism (international capital) into national communism. We can see now that this form of communism protected Eastern Europe and Russia. Stalin bad for some pretty brutal tactics that were excessive and unnecessary.

    Stalin killed Trotsky and then nationalized the wall street bank. Said bank was looting the Russian people.

    When you dig into the money power, then the “main spring” of history becomes obvious.

    And I can say without any reservation or doubt, our (((friends))) do operate the usury mechanism as inputs of stolen “energy” their tribe uses to power their operations, as a form of evolutionary method.

    Ironically enough, all three men were fighting the usurers in the own way, but could not find common cause.

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    , @Miro23
  188. FB says: • Website
    @Mefobills

    Well said Meef…

    Ehret seems to be an acolyte of Lyndon Larouche, often pointing to his work…poor guy, they really tarred and feathered that man…

    Of course two people will never agree on everything, much less three people etc…

    Now I grew up in a Jewish neighborhood [in an insane family of evangelical zealots, at least on mother’s side…dad just went along with the motions, but told me often he didn’t believe in any god and the whole religion thing was nonsense…he was just going along to keep peace in the house…there is no getting through to bible thumpers…one of the big reasons the US is fucked up…]

    I’ll tell you…there are good and bad folks among all peoples [except bible thumpers, who are uniformly retarded]…I really don’t like the historical revisionism where the Jewish genocide is denied…growing up among Jews I find them a decent people…they tend to be quite warm and embrace new friendships quickly…

    To tell you the truth, my experiences with Arab taxi drivers [I take a lot of cabs on my travels] reveals that many of them are shiftless and quite donkey-headed…not long ago I got a Palestinian driver…middle age guy from Jerusalem…I asked how Quds is pronounced, the Arab name for Jerusalem…[hoods or koods]…?

    Well, either this guy was the absolute stupidest man on earth or he was being deliberately an asshole…finally [after about ten minutes of playing a complete idiot] I asked, so how do you say Jerusalem in Arabic…’khoods’ he says…

    Now I really wanted to take this guy and shake some fucking decency into him…but of course I left it simply asking how any normal person could pull the spiel he had just done…incredible…

    So I’ll tell you…compared to the Jewish folks I grew up with…a lot of Arabs I have run into, I would not want to be friends with…for what that’s worth…certainly not a scientific sample or anything like that…

    At the same time, it gets my blood boiling how the Einsatzjuden mow down innocent children and women, and then try to blame the victim…

    Anyway…there is too much ‘Jewish Question’ on this website…it’s twenty four seven…far better to attack any of today’s important issues from a different vector…

    My 1.5 cents…

  189. @Avery

    PCR isn’t a diplomat and likes to call things out as they are. It seems that he’d like Russia to take a more aggressive approach towards the US; not sure how wise that is at the moment.

  190. Mefobills says:

    So I’ll tell you…compared to the Jewish folks I grew up with…a lot of Arabs I have run into, I would not want to be friends with…for what that’s worth…certainly not a scientific sample or anything like that…

    This begs the question, “What narrative, or software are Arab minds operating with?” How about Jewish minds?

    It can be demonstrated conclusively that the (((tribe))) operates the usury mechanism. This is a form theft from the production of populations, and the theft usually manifests itself as raised prices, and transfers of wealth to a Jewish finance plutocracy. Humanity cannot reach its destiny if it is dragged down by parasitism.

    People here at Unz review are absolutely correct to identify the Jew as Mammon’s spear tip.

    It is also correct to acknowledge there are good and bad jews, and good ones are operating despite Talmudic injunction, not because of it.

    If you are an advanced human, then you would want to protect innocent jews further down in their tribal hierarchy, many of whom are ignorant of machinations of Jewish predatory leadership, and are confused and fearful about the world; Innocent honorable Jews are afraid that others will become enraged and harm them; hence their fear of anti-semitism.

    In other words it is consistent to have feelings for your Jewish friends while also being aware that they may not be as advanced as you.

    My definition of anti-semites, is that they are educated people. People are not born as anti-semites, it is a learned position, and moral people are outraged by theft, usury, the taking of rents, and putting populations into debt slavery.

    Arab anti-Semites, typically low IQ people who are programmed with Islamic narrative, are knee-jerk ideologues, who operate based on what their Imam tells them. These type of people are irrational, which is why you won’t find me as an Islamic apologist.

    Talmudic Judaism has a similar type of deception coded into its doctrine, which makes Jews malfunction.

    Christianity, especially Judaizer Christianity has deception coded into its doctrine.

    Many UNZ commentators are having emotional out-bursts because they cannot articulate what they are feeling. Their out-bursts cannot be dismissed as the ravings of lunatics, most of them are rational. The Unz commentators are not to be conflated with low IQ Arabs. Apples and Oranges.

    Ron Unz, who is a Jew, operates from a moral and rational standpoint, and hence is one of the bravest people on the planet, and has put himself in harms way. The usurers at the top of Jewish hierarchy are not people to be trifled with.

  191. Mike Whitney,

    I think you did a great job on this article! I have been reading all the comments and some folks agree and some don’t. But it wouldn’t be the Unz Review if it was any different (IQ has nothing to do with it, it´s where your heart is that counts). Anyway, I wanted to ask you if it would be OK to translate your article into Spanish so I can post on my Facebook and try to get a couple copies out in the hopes of reaching someone in the Mexican government.

    Im not sure if you have been keeping an eye on the new Mexican President, (Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, AMLO) and how he is making drastic changes, moving away from the corrupt neoliberal policies of the previous 5 administrations. His party (MORENA) won enough seats in both Houses so he has the power to change most of the previous administrations policies called ¨Reforms¨. Energy Reform was the deliberate sacking of our state owned Energy Companies (PEMEX, CFE Electric Utility) with the intention of selling them off to private companies. Healthcare Reform sell off government owned hospitals, clinics and pharmacies. Education Reform was going to allow private companies to run the state owned education system. Those are just 3 of the corrupt deals the previous administrations were working on.

    I have plenty of information that details the past 30 years of corruption by the previous presidents. If you are interested, I can share whatever information I have with you. If its in Spanish I will translate them for you. AMLO has been invited to Russia for the May Military parade and I think your article would make for good reading before his trip since a lot of what you wrote, Mexico is currently implementing, such as Free Healthcare and Medication for everyone, Free Grants to Universities, Free Technical Training, Government Subsidized Farming, New Massive Construction Projects, etc. Basically taking the money out of the rich corporations and putting it where it belongs, in the hands of the less fortunate.

    Thank you Sir, With Love From Beautiful Mexico…J.G.

    P.S. Keep an eye on the Genaro Garcia Luna case currently being heard in New York…He had ties with Bush Jr., Clinton and Obama. He worked for the Fox, Calderon and Peña Nieto administrations. We might see a president from either side of the creek go to jail. Who knows maybe just wishful thinking on my part and Trump! LOL

  192. FB,

    My own personal experiences with Jews and Arabs confirm what you say. Palestinians, especially, can be quite obnoxious and untrustworthy, and most other Arabs dislike them too, but they explain that is because of their long term refugee status and all their suffering (PTSD) at the hands of the Israelis which has turned them into real desperadoes even when they are not in a desperate situation, and tend to give them some leeway. Some of the vilest people I’ve known have been Palestinians, unfortunately, but fortunately they’re not all that bad.

    I definitely wouldn’t have become an “anti-Jew” based on personal experiences but only as a result of further study – my God, who else said that!?

  193. MarylinM says:

    You may have missed the key point of Mr. Putin’s plan: to enhance the sovereignty of the “people”, notably via their “deputies”, while correspondingly weakening the power of the president in the internal affairs.

    The two last Russian czars of the Romanov dynasty were also advised by their “progressive” advisers, that such thing was the right thing to do. Both were handily disposed of soon after with a bullet to the head. The shamans were likewise expunged, and their grand-vision invalidated by the diaarticulated Katzenjammer of the “free” that followed.

    It is invariably the neck that turns the head. And that neck is not in Russia.

    My suggestion would be to go long on America instead..

  194. NPleeze says:
    @Parfois1

    Your blinding rage against Jewry

    LOL. Maybe your astounding obliviousness to reality that causes you to write such ZioNazi vomit. And once I read such total ZioNazi vomit, I stop reading. Get a grip and stop deifying Jews – you confuse lack of worship and hence honest assessment with hate, because you are so vested in Jew worship.

  195. FB says: • Website

    Meef, I can’t say I agree with much of that…especially that people with anti-Jew feelings are somehow more advanced…

    Ron Unz is a physicist who is playing silly little games here…history lives in the past by definition…

    If you are an idiot and you go and drop your life savings at a casino…what is to be done by dwelling on it…?

    I don’t like the Nazi and Hitler fanboys either…I’m sorry but I was raised differently in an honorable family that held their head high wherever they went…falling in love with maniacs like Hitler and constantly spouting anti-Jew vitriol is not part of that heritage, nor the character that goes with it…

    I notice among the revisionists here a distinct lack of the qualities that make a human strong and successful…believe me I know…I don’t need to deal with losers in my everyday life…

    I don’t think there is anything special about Jew parasites compared to others…and that they are the tip of the spear…I just don’t see it…I mentioned on another thread the massive criminality of the defense industry, which is a WASP bastion with practically no Jewish involvement…

    Some twerp suggested that because of Israel being a top client of this ‘defense’ sector that they are also poisoning the well…yeah, no…sorry…I know much better than that…

    The world of so-called finance I know nothing about…except they are parasites who should be wiped off the pages of history, as per Uncle Joe in Russia…

    As for Mr Unz, one dorky Zionist here described him as ‘not quite sane’…now coming from this particular dork, that doesn’t really mean much…but I see little to like in what this man is doing…he is a stubborn ideologue, which is never a good idea [flexibility is important]…

    I also don’t care for the fact that he is constantly attacking his own people, while siding with nutcases that worship Hitler…this is not a good character trait…you dance with the one that brung ya…

    He has written some decent articles [when he sticks more to sharp focus and brevity]…but I see egregious errors and deviations from indisputable historical facts in his stuff so often that it really can’t be taken seriously…

    Now I do appreciate the methodical way he dissects a particular issue…I just wish it wouldn’t be about Jews all the time…for me his best work was on Kennedy…clearly he is gifted with good intelligence and discernment, so there is nothing to stop him from advancing to a respectable position in historiography…instead of his little personality cult made up of people cut from very weak cloth…

  196. Miro23 says:
    @Mefobills

    Hitler good for rescuing his people from a form of slavery. Hitler bad for thinking Slav’s were untermenschen (which they aren’t of course) and being a dupe and turning outward toward war.

    Hitler was a German nationalist – 100% for the betterment of ethnic Germans, as proved by his writing, conversations and policies (e.g. T.T.127 “Every reasonably conducted organization is bound to favour the development of beings of worth. It has been my wish that educative organizations of the Party should enable the poorest child to lay claim to the highest functions if he has enough talent. The Party must see to it on the other hand, that society is not compartmentalized, …. It’s essential that a balance should be struck, in such a way that dyed-in-the-wool Conservatives may be abolished as well as Jewish and Bolshevik anarchists.”).

    Hitler’s dynamism was surely linked to his belief in German racial superiority. He had the formative experience of Jewish dominated (failed) multicultural pre WW1 Vienna, and, in his mind, the British Empire (something for Germans to emulate) was the natural consequence of British racial pre-eminence.

    From this POV Hitler’s variety of National Socialism carried a high potential within it for war/Imperialism especially since his future Eastern Empire already included enclaves of sympathetic German settlers and traders (same as regions that became the future British Empire with regard to British settlers).

    Stalin good for morphing bolshevism (international capital) into national communism. We can see now that this form of communism protected Eastern Europe and Russia. Stalin bad for some pretty brutal tactics that were excessive and unnecessary.

    The more you read about Stalin, the more you find an intelligent gangster – totally unethical and committed to developing his personal power. He may have appeared to be a Russian nationalist after 1938 ( his Show Trials and liquidating the old Bolsheviks), but the more likely explanation, is that he saw war coming. He knew that Russia had to be unified for its (and his) survival, with the unifying force being Russian ethnic nationalism rather than Bolshevik Jewish internationalism.

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    , @FB
  197. @onebornfree

    Karl Popper in The Open Society and its Enemies says (from memory) that it’s necessary for the government to regulate capitalists.

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  198. Mefobills says:

    Meef, I can’t say I agree with much of that…especially that people with anti-Jew feelings are somehow more advanced…

    Sorry you feel that way. I’m of the opinion that smart people notice patterns. And if Jews do operate the usury mechanism to subvert civilizations, then that is a pattern that cannot be ignored.

    If you ignore facts right before your eyes, then you have been hypnotized to not believe your lying eyes.

  199. @anon

    Very unreasonable for China to support the Anglo fiends again Japan when Japan was only raping and massacring the Chinese. Of course.

  200. @Westcosast

    Gazprom was privatized in 1989 and turned into a corporation. In 2018 according to this link the Russian Federation had a 50.3% share so you could say it was a major stakeholder in a private corporation. This link says New York Melton Bank held 24.13%.
    https://www.statista.com/statistics/273267/shareholder-structure-of-gazprom/

    Secondly, for those who know nothing about the science of global warming, the East Siberian Arctic Shelf is the shallowest shelf in terms of methane clathrates. The amount of atmospheric methane offgassing from the methane clathrates in this particular shelf is at times in the 2000ppb figure and higher. This is an alarming increase in just about a decade. A Russian scientist has himself stated it produces more methane than from commercial sources. Try googling this subject yourself and learning more about it from Siberian Times, TASS or Moscow News. Every year Russian academic ships go with international expeditions led by Russian scientists to study the growing number of methane plumes in the Laptev Sea. Methane warms the atmosphere 85X higher than CO2. The last time I knew, Russians still lived in on planet earth. The portion called the Russian Federaion will not be exempt from the planetary reset and ensuing chaos of our climate described in full detail by published Russian scientists that is leading to extreme weather events such as intense heat followed by intense flooding rain. For every 1C the Earth’s temperature rises there is 7% more moisture in the atmosphere. Yet in summer this moisture evaporates from intense heat and severe droughts ensue. This affects soil, will cause crop failure and unstable climate can bring both floods and hail storms making it impossible to grow crops, even in Russia.

    Regarding land flooded by melting permafrost in Siberia, here’s an article on the cost of the melting permafrost in Northern Siberia to infrastructure, housing, agriculture land and reindeer herding.
    https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aaf5e6/pdf

    “For the 5.4 million people who live in Russia’s permafrost zone, the new climate has disrupted their homes and their livelihoods. Rivers are rising and running faster, and entire neighborhoods are falling into them. Arable land for farming has plummeted by more than half, to just 120,000 acres in 2017. ” Read further here.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/national/climate-environment/climate-change-siberia/

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  201. Mefobills says:
    @Miro23

    People, especially politicians can morph and change. By 1944 Stalin was enemy number one by Trotyskyites. Bolsheviks = International Capital = Zionism.

    Stalin was the darling of finance Jews in 38, but by 1944 their opinion had changed. Why? Because Stalin changed international communism/bolshevism to national communism to unify for the war effort as you suggest. Who is going to fight for the “international man, especially the international jew?” It was motherhood Russia that motivated the Russian peasants.

    Stalin continued the policy of National Communism after the war. One could even argue that the Russian center was depleted to support periphery Warsaw pact countries like Poland, Hungary, and Cuba.

    If there is a brotherhood of man, then why was the Communism of Mao at odds with Stalin’s Russia?

    Nations are containers for tribes, to protect the people within.

    Hitler’s dynamism was surely linked to his belief in German racial superiority. He had the formative experience of Jewish dominated (failed) multicultural pre WW1 Vienna, and, in his mind, the British Empire (something for Germans to emulate) was the natural consequence of British racial pre-eminence.

    Tedore makes a different case or at least goes into the background of racial hygiene. Contrary to what many people think, NSDAP German’s were operating from a long history of observation about racial differences, and what constitutes being German.

    ___excerpt from link below______________
    What constitutes “racially foreign elements” was a matter of controversy within the NSDAP. Various ethnic groups comprise European civilization: Nordic, Gallic, Basque, Slavic, Baltic, Mediterranean and so forth. Pioneer racial hygienists maintained that intermarriage among diverse white clans produces a superior being. In 1924, the analyst Hildebrandt published an essay explaining, “The highest standard of living evolved where the Nordic race represented the leadership, but intermixed with others who adopted its culture.” Hans Günther wrote, “The French anatomist and race researcher de Quatresages observed in 1857 that the greatest mental and physical activity rests not among those of pure race, but among racially cross-bred populations
    ___________________

    (Cross breeding means across racially similar white peoples of Europe.)

    https://archive.org/details/HitlersRevolutionByRichardTedor_383/mode/2up

    See the chapter on racial hygeine, which is in alignment with modern data now known by HBD researchers. UNZ has plenty of links into HBD research.

  202. @Robert Magill

    Good point about India. The Western press seems bent on demonizing Modi as some kind of Indian Hitler, mostly for his quite reasonable law excluding Muslims from the religions minority refugees in neighboring countries that should be fast-tracked asylum. Nothing wrong with that, as Muslims are most likely to oppress religious minorities themselves, and the last thing India needing is more Muslims. Eventually the demonizing could drive India into the arms of the Russia-China-Iran axis.

  203. Mefobills says:
    @Beefcake the Mighty

    So?

    Because Karl Popper is a hero of Lolbertarians, and guiding light theorist for predators like Soros.

    Nonnymouse is exposing OneBornFree-dumbs cognitive dissonance.

    Karl Popper in The Open Society and its Enemies says (from memory) that it’s necessary for the government to regulate capitalists.

    SO! Now do you get it?

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  204. @Westcosast

    So much nonsense in this comment. Washington Post? Seriously?
    By the way, Gazprom is majority owned by the government of Russia.

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    , @roonaldo
  205. @Mefobills

    I get it. It’s you who doesn’t.

  206. FB says: • Website
    @Miro23

    Bolshevik Jewish internationalism.

    Communism has nothing at all to do with Judaism or any other religion…

    The Bolsheviks were Marxists, that was their religion…that era in history was rife with gross class inequality and human misery…especially in Tsarist Russia…but even in Britain and Germany the common folk were exploited and used horribly, something that no human should be subjected to…if we are to embrace the immutable principles of fairness and morality…

    The Bolsheviks’ ‘internationalism’ was driven by that Marxist ethic, which is still valid today and increasingly something our present civilization needs badly…

    Today we have people like prof Richard Wolff who are carrying on that eternal struggle for social justice…he is Jewish…does that make him some kind of subversive Judeo-internationalist…that would be so far from the truth as to be worthy only of the scrap heap…he is a very good man who hews tightly to those ideals of fairness for all men…

    So here on this website Mr Unz and his acolytes have spawned and are pushing this nonsense about Judeo-Bolshevism…a completely laughable canard that is not rooted in any reality…

    What Uncle Joe did was clean the Augean Stables in Bolshevik Russia…something that requires a firm hand…you call him a gangster…for what, because he erased the fucking parasite class…?

    Good for you then if you are unable to read history with a functioning sense of discernment between reality and your own little hobby horse…

    A lot of the Bolsheviks surrounding Lenin were incompetent and unreliable and generally not advancing toward the goal of forging a strong and modern Russia…in fact they were only doing the opposite…we can say the same thing about today’s USA…is anyone in that ludicrous Sodom on the Potomac doing anything to make the US a strong and modern country…?

    Yes, I say modern, because large swaths of the US consists of people living in third world conditions…

    If someone came along with a clear-eyed vision of fixing this mess, how many do you think would need to be liquidated…how long would it take to root out all these parasites…?

    You quote Shitler saying exactly a socialist and Marxist ideal about opportunity for children of modest or even desperate means…but you conveniently overlook that Uncle Joe actually built such a society…

    Russia went from a war devastated country the likes of which the world had never seen, to putting a man into orbit within a short 15 years…where did that talent and capability come from…it was there all along, but all those children with gifts were never given a chance…

    Btw I will say here that the early Russian rockets were an order of magnitude more capable than those of the US…even though both countries built on the German foundation with the V2 [as well as their captured scientists]…but the Russians zoomed ahead, while the US basically remained at the level of the V2…I could go into a comparison of the two countries’ early space programs and the US comes out looking like a midget…but I won’t get into those technicalities now…

    The point is that both countries began at the same starting line…but the Russian scientific capabilities [thanks to Uncle Joe’s brilliant management of the country’s resources, both human and physical] just roared ahead [an amazing accomplishment if you know enough about the technicalities to understand and appreciate it]…

    That is a perfect case study of how socialism is superior in the march of human progress…but to achieve socialism is not easy…there will be resistors that will put up all kinds of hurdles and hindrances…really the best option is to eliminate such types, for the good of society overall…

    Hitler had the same idea, but he was more emotional than rational…liquidating invalids and such…a guy in a wheelchair can still make a massive contribution…see Stephen Hawking…Shitler would have eliminated this guy, based on his irrational way of thinking…

    Hitler does not measure up to Uncle Joe in any way…so there is no point in lionizing the odd chestnut that he comes up with…even a blind pig will find an acorn from time to time…

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  207. FB says: • Website
    @onebornfree

    And what exactly about ‘free’ markets and capitalism in general produces the result where a ruling elite fails to grab all the goodies [leaving nothing fore everyone else…]

    And what exactly is wrong with ‘top-down’…?

    Someone has to be in charge do they not…do you run your household without any top-down management when it comes to your children…?

    How about the military…do you think they could defend your country if there was no top-down organization…why not just let every soldier simply answer to his own self and dispense with the chain of command…?

    Top-down works very well in important projects like the advancement of science…which is central to human progress in general…

    This area is my neck of the woods, so I will just give a couple of illustrative examples…let’s begin by asking why the US has not been a spacefaring nation for a decade now…?

    Isn’t the private sector better…and so how is farming out the space program to Conman Musk, King Bezos, Boeing and other free market entities working out…?

    The Shuttle program was likewise farmed out to major corporate contractors…the result was two in-flight breakups [the only time that has ever happened in human spaceflight] and the loss of fourteen astronauts…plus the premature retirement of the entire program because it had become clear that this vehicle just wasn’t working…and with no replacement in place the result is that the US is no longer a spacefaring nation…

    You can thank your brilliant capitalist system for a job well done…

    Before that we had the massive Apollo program, which was top-down and designed, built and operated by government employees, managed by a government plan…and that top-down approach resulted in monumental success…

    And what about corporations, should they abandon the top-down organizational system and just let everyone do his thing…?

    Corporations are all central planned…planning is essential to any serious undertaking in every field of endeavor…

    What about urban planning…how do you think our cities would look if we just let builders run wild…just let anyone build anything wherever they want…no need to worry about sanitary services or utilities…the magic free market will take care of that all by itself…

    So no, there is no reason to believe that some kind of hands-off approach to our civilization would be anything but catastrophic…that is just grade-school silliness…we have a very complex society today that needs to be well managed, by people with the capabilities to do that…

    From your postings here, my impression is that you are an individual who is easily swayed, and not able to think for himself…there are many like that…the reason is that our ruling elite runs an incredible cradle to grave indoctrination program…they want you to embrace ideas about society and its organization that are beneficial only to them…while at the same time harmful to the ordinary folks that they indoctrinate…

    The result is that these folks are basically cutting their own throats…marching merrily into the slaughterhouse…

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  208. Mefobills says:
    @FB

    FB,

    You may enjoy this article:

    https://russia-insider.com/en/why-i-admire-stalin-he-stood-jewish-power-among-other-things/ri28220

    Below statement is something that I argue also. But, I came to the same understanding by following monetary history:

    1917—Talmudist Bolshevik takeover, plotted and financed by Jew bankers and financiers in the West, who despite wearing different disguises, communists, Zionists, capitalists, were in fact different units in the same army, working toward the unified goal of Messianic promise of world domination.

    • Thanks: FB
  209. @FB

    You can thank your brilliant capitalist system for a job well done…

    Wonder if you might have any thoughts on Ayn Rand, darling of Wall St.?

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  210. FB says: • Website
    @SeekerofthePresence

    I do indeed…thanks for asking…

    However I won’t share those thoughts here…instead I will simply tell a factual story that some here might find useful…I will not opinionate or editorialize…

    The story starts with a little girl named Marion Parker…[October 11, 1915 – December 17, 1927]

    [MORE]

    She was the daughter of a prominent banker in Los Angeles and had a twin sister named Marjorie…her life lasted only 12 short years…on a December day in 1927, Marion was abducted from her school and later killed by William Edward Hickman, a 19 year old…

    Hickman tricked a school official into letting Marion go with him, posing sincerely as an employee of Mr Parker’s bank…the school official later said…

    [I] never would have let Marion go but for the apparent sincerity and disarming manner of the man.

    After kidnapping little Marion, Hickman demanded a 1,500 dollar ransom from her father, equivalent to about twenty thousand in today’s dollars…

    At the arranged meeting to make the exchange, Mr Parker was able to see Marion sitting next to Hickman in his car, from something of a distance…Hickman walked over to Parker and took the money…when he got back in his car he pushed Marion’s lifeless body out of the door and drove off…

    The coroner later testified that she had been dead for about 12 hours. Her arms and legs had been cut off, and she had been disemboweled and stuffed with rags. Her eyes were being held open by wires.

    Hickman later said that he had strangled her and cut her throat first, but he believed that she was still alive when he began to dismember her. Her arms and legs were found on December 18 in Elysian Park, wrapped in newspaper.

    He was quickly caught by police and executed the following year, after a trial which was covered for a newspaper by the Tarzan author Edgar Rice Burroughs…

    William Edward Hickman sans necktie at his court hearing

    One year prior to the unimaginable murder and mutilation of little Marion, a 22 year-old Russian woman named Alisa Zinovyevna Rosenbaum left the Soviet Union and arrived in America…settling in Los Angeles…a year after the murder of little Marion, Rosenbaum started scribbling diary notes in her new language…

    …a story she called The Little Street. Its protagonist, Danny Renahan, is modeled on a real-life Los Angeles murderer, 19-year-old William Hickman…

    –Time magazine, 2015

    The writer, Rosenbaum, had changed her name to Ayn Rand…

    In her notebooks, Rand makes a hero of both Hickman and the fictional Renahan, who murders a church pastor instead of a child, and extols the killers’ beautiful souls, which rise and set without a trace of ‘social instinct or herd feeling.’

    She describes Hickman as ‘a brilliant, unusual, exceptional boy’…and writes of the murderer…

    A strong man can eventually trample society under his feet …That boy was not strong enough.

    Time magazine writes…

    In the end, Rand’s hero, like her most famous protagonists to come, is condemned to judgment by ‘fat, shabbily dressed,’ homely, insignificant, snickering, ‘boot-licking’ onlookers and jurors, members of ‘the little street’ and of ‘the human herds … who have but one aim: to ruin all individuals and individuality.’

    These squalid American types, based in part on Rand’s reading of Nietzsche and Sinclair Lewis and in larger part on a Russian-Jewish horror of social and political majorities of any kind, filled her novels and essays until her death.

    Rand went on to write two immensely and timelessly popular novels about rock-ribbed capitalist-individualist heroes who were strong enough…

  211. @FB

    “Morality is the herd-instinct in the individual.” Friedrich Nietzsche

    Thanks so much for sharing the Marion Parker story. It is more than useful. It’s ground-shaking. My only reaction to it is a visceral, “Wow!”

    Rand is quoted as saying of Hickman, he possessed “the innate psychology of the superman.” She especially appreciated his ability to detach himself from any feelings for his fellow human beings. Lack of empathy is a marked trait of the psychopath. Such pathology is seen not only in him, but sometimes in the state (or should I say the Deep State). If Rand were the guest on the “Dating Game,” and the three eligible bachelors included Dick Cheney, I imagine she would choose him as the ideal man.

    John Oliver offers a good Randian profile…

  212. @FB

    FB,

    Amazing what vile psychopaths and sociopaths become celebrities in American culture. Thankfully I never read her work and now don’t intend to, although coming across so much praise of her I did start to wonder if I missed anything and aught to brush up. Nah, there’s many other books I could pick instead, but then I suppose she could be useful in understanding the modern American intellectual mindset, seeing she was so influential.

  213. @Melotte 22

    https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/08/11000-scientists-untold-suffering-climate-change-only-4-russian-a68106

    “11,000 Scientists Warn of ‘Untold Suffering’ From Climate Change. Only 4 of Them Are Russian.
    The Moscow Times spoke to one of the Russian scientists about his reasons for signing the open letter and his fears for the future.”

    Professor Alexei Kotov greets his colleagues as he navigates the poorly-lit corridors of the Institute of Ecology and Evolution in the south of Moscow, where he has been a leading researcher and member of the Russian Academy of Sciences since Soviet times.

    “This whole street was built during the Stalinist period, and I don’t think anyone has renovated our building since then. We try to spend our whole budget on research,” he says.

    Kotov, 54, was one of 11,000 scientists from 153 countries who signed an open letter Tuesday declaring a global climate emergency. The warning of “untold suffering” as a consequence of climate change made headlines around the world and called for urgent changes. These included curbing population growth, leaving fossil fuels in the ground, halting forest destruction and drastically cutting meat consumption.

    But while Russia is the world’s fourth-largest emitter of greenhouse gases, just four of the letter’s signatories were Russian.
    Russia Rejects Climate Change Plan After Business Uproar
    Read more

    Russian authorities have forecast that climate change will bring epidemics, drought and mass hunger if left unchecked. This summer, the country experienced a series of large-scale floods and forest fires scientists believe to be directly linked to climate change.

    The general population remains unconvinced.

    Research has shown that less than half of Russians — 43% — believe climate change poses a major threat. In Germany, that number is 72% while 90% of Greeks believe climate change danger is imminent.

    Kotov “didn’t think twice” when he received the letter from his foreign peers in an email.

    “It is absolutely clear this is a crisis. Fires, floods, our permafrost is melting … It is a nightmare for Russia.”

    Kotov said he is most worried about Russia’s Arctic regions, which the Environment Ministry has said are warming at a faster rate than the rest of the world.

    Just this week, Russia’s meteorological service Roshydromet said the Arctic archipelagos of Franz Josef Land and Severnaya Zemlya had experienced the warmest October on record, with average temperatures on the islands 8 degrees Celsius higher than normal.

    “The ecosystem there is so vulnerable,” Kotov said.”snip

    While Russia has recently seen a wave of ecology-inspired protests across the country, Kotov said the problem is that people are still struggling to make the connection between their direct environmental concerns and global climate change.
    Climate strike movements

    Russians have been largely absent from global climate strike movements, including Extinction Rebellion and FridaysForFuture, protests that have prompted millions of people to take to the streets.

    “I am not asking for a movement like the one started by the girl in Europe,” he said, referring to 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg. “But it would be good if we could see the bigger picture.”

    In September, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Russia would implement the 2015 Paris Agreement to fight climate change. With the ratification, Russia also drafted a set of laws that aimed at reducing its global footprint.

    However, it soon became clear that the government had watered down the new package of climate change legislation to a huge degree after push-back from the country’s leading businesses.

    “I don’t think we should be surprised that many of the laws that were proposed won’t happen,” Kotov said. “The problem is that many at the top see climate change as a business opportunity.”

    He specified melting ice caps that are opening up the Arctic Northern Sea Route, which experts believe could be beneficial for Russian trade.

    Russian Arctic Island Temperatures Hit Record Highs
    Read more

    Despite his skepticism about the business community, Kotov was quick to defend Russia’s science community when asked why so few Russians had signed the letter.

    “To be honest, I think many more of our scientists would have signed the letter if they had known about it. Maybe it’s a reflection of the political realities,” he said, adding that both Russia and the West are to blame for the poor cooperation between climate experts.

    A precedent for the setting of barriers between Russian and international scientists was set last August, when a senior member of the Russian Academy of Sciences complained that the authorities had recommended scientists avoid communicating with their foreign colleagues.

    Kotov’s words were echoed by Russia’s veteran climate scientist Sergei Zimov, who told The Moscow Times he would “definitely” have signed the letter if he had been made aware of it.

    Kotov is pessimistic about the future, saying he fears the worldwide interest the open letter has sparked might have come too late.

    “My 8-year-old daughter will never know what a real Russian winter is,” he said.”

    and

    https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/10/29/russian-scientists-reveal-first-photos-of-massive-arctic-methane-fountain-a67956

  214. roonaldo says:
    @Melotte 22

    Yep, Washington compost at work.
    Yakutia: largest Russian federated district, formally Sakha Republic.
    Population: 962,000 as of 2015
    Area: 3,083, 500 sq. km–entire U.S. is 9,842,000 sq. km (1/4 size of U.S. and not quite a million inhabitants).
    Big city: Yakutsk pop. 323,000–can’t get there by road. 62 degree N lat.
    Vies with Norilsk a city in western Siberia for title of “coldest city on earth.” Yakutsk is colder in the winter. It’s NE Siberia, known as the coldest place on earth. Famous for world’s largest deposits of industrial diamonds. Norilsk has world’s largest nickel deposits and is known for spewing vast amounts of sulfur dioxide air pollution.
    OK, 1/4 the landmass of the U.S. and the article states the permafrost melt has halved the “arable” land to 121,000 acres (U.S. arable land: 290,000,000 acres!) And it’s “horse farming,” so it’s pasture land changed to wetlands. Well, the article mentions a lady who can grow potatoes, and hopes to be able to grow strawberries. Aw, give the lady a break. And I’d hate for some permafrost melt to hamper industrial mining of diamonds and nickel smelting.

    As for that Yedoma permafrost–it consists of massive chunks (lenses) of ice mixed with silt jumbled with plant and animal debris–note the mammoth and wooly rhinoceros tusks. It is not the usual permafrost, and geologists argue over how it was deposited. It is associated only with the mid-late pleistocene ice age (about 60,000-10,000BP) and none has formed since. It is described as loess (wind deposited), aeolian (again, wind deposited), with other possible means of deposit. It is not associated with glaciers. It is found from Siberia to Alaska to the northwestern Canadian Yukon.

    This is the “muck” hosed away by hydraulic gold mining found in Alaska where the Tanana River joins the Yukon, described in 1940 by F. Rainey of the Univ. of Alaska “wide cuts, often several miles in length and as much as 140 feet in depth.”
    F.C Hibben of the Univ. of New Mexico wrote in 1943: “the formation of the deposits of muck is not clear, there is ample evidence portions of the material were deposited under catastrophic conditions. Mammal remains are twisted and disarticulated, some fragments retain skin, hair, and flesh in their frozen state. Twisted and torn trees are piled in splintered masses.”

    This Yedoma permafrost yields the famous mammoths found with plant material in their teeth and stomachs and with flesh that looked like well-marbled beef that sled dogs could eat, animals deep frozen immediately after death “by a cold that knew no relenting after.” Perhaps a bit of that cold will relent, but it certainly doesn’t merit the climate hysteria we’re witnessing, and serves to illustrate that climate changes–often mysteriously, in ways we don’t understand.

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  215. @onebornfree

    The”state capitalism” Whitney is talking about is called Fascism.It is the NSDAP 1929 dream economic program.It may work in Russia, who knows.It works in China-for now.
    I will take the philosophy of the founders of the American Republic, of sound money, of free markets, of trade with all, entangling alliances with none, of prosperity, which is the one and only, actually able to lift the sheeple out of poverty without the oppression of the State.
    Putin was criticized, that from 1999, was not actually able to lift the ordinary russians out of poverty, thus left with no choice, but to rock the russian state boat.The signs are on the wall, he will be replaced.What comes next is only anybody guess for Russia.

    • Agree: Beefcake the Mighty
    • Thanks: SeekerofthePresence
  216. Westcoast says:
    @roonaldo

    The important point about melting permafrost is that it release HUGE amounts of methane and You can attack the Washington Post and any other newspaper you don’t like until the cows come home but you are unable to debunk the facts.

    You fail to address the release of CO2 which will raise the planet’s average temperature even higher because you are unable to debunk that essential fact.

    Humankind has only existed between a narrow range of temperatures. Not on a planet that is 5C, 2C or 3-4 C which is what our global temperature will be in possibly a few decades because of the offgasing of methane and carbon from melting permafrost.

    When the Blue event occurs in the Arctic and there is no longer ice to reflect sunlight back, that is estimated to raise ‘Earth’s temperature by another .6 C.

    The fastest temperature increase has come in the Arctic areas.

    “What we do know is that if the Arctic continues to warm as quickly as climatologists are predicting, an estimated 2.5 million square miles of permafrost — 40 percent of the world’s total — could disappear by the end of the century, with enormous consequences. The most alarming is expected to be the release of huge stores of greenhouse gases, including methane, carbon dioxide, and nitrous oxide that have remained locked in the permafrost for ages. Pathogens will also be released. ”
    https://e360.yale.edu/features/how-melting-permafrost-is-beginning-to-transform-the-arctic

  217. roonaldo says:
    @Westcoast

    You say you have facts to refute but then offer suppositions (CO2 will raise the temperature) and predictions and bogus statements such as “humankind has only existed between a narrow range of temperatures”–go tell that to the Bedouins and Inuit.

    Explain how and why, for example, the Sahara transformed from verdant grasslands to the world’s largest desert in a few thousand years or why the massive ice cap over North America rapidly melted at the end of the last ice age. Or what caused the Little Ice Age from about 1300 to 1850 that wreaked havoc in Europe. Or the Medieval Warming period before that. You can’t. Nor can I. Nor has anyone.

    I remember how back in the 1970s the climate scare was the impending new Ice Age. Later, Al Gore, whose scientific expertise is apparently a couple of classes in “science for poets,” began his Chicken Little routines, and he only becomes more hysterical as each and every one of his predictions fails, as do the rest of the alarmists. Sorry, but when your batting average is .000, it’s time to quit dreaming of a career in the pony leagues, let alone the majors.

    Dr. Duane Thresher described how the instructors at NASA GISS told their students that they’d be thrown out of the program if they tried to use the institute’s climate models to predict future climates, since the models were useful only for specific, narrow purposes. At least one of those instructors later sold his soul when the global warming big bucks beckoned.

    A few days ago the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry announced their discovery that the floor of the northern Red Sea emits large amounts of ethane and propane, 220,000 tons annually, I think is the figure, equal to the hydrocarbons that Kuwait spits out. I’ve already teamed up with Greta and Al and Pave2Save will, for a mere ten trillion dollars, pave the bottom of the Red Sea. Too bad that the money could be used for any number of pressing environmental, and other, uses, such as LENR research–see e-catworld.com and ecat.com, for what is poised to revolutionize energy production on this planet–makes the schemes to load the planet with windmills and to plaster the deserts with solar reflectors (with the concomitant negative environmental effects) look like the ravings of Luddite cultists.

  218. @Biff

    They think it should be lawless.

  219. @melpol

    How many nukes did the US sell Israel? I presume most of all of them since Israel probably doesn’t have the ability to make indoor plumbing and electricity for its buildings. My understanding is that Germany makes all of its submarines.

  220. @Just passing through

    What about the V4 countries?

    Who they?

  221. @SeekerofthePresence

    I believe Israel sold China a great deal of the technology used in its latest weapons.

    Anyone upset about that?

    Why would anyone be upset about that? The Israelis “do like to make a sale!” The Chinese got what they wanted. The US MIC got competition that they needed to squeeze more money out of Congress for “R&D”. (& cost overruns.) No one upset, except perhaps a few US tax-payers, and who cares about them?

    • Agree: SeekerofthePresence
  222. @NPleeze

    Apart from

    ” Hitler’s speech to the Reichstag at the commencement of Operation Barbarossa,”

    What evidence is there that this “Soviet preparation to invade Europe” was not an invention of the NAZI propaganda machine?

  223. Herald says:
    @SeekerofthePresence

    3. Loss of two aircraft carriers to Russian or Chinese missiles.

    Or possibly, to Iranian missiles.

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