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“The ferocity of the confrontation in Ukraine shows that we’re talking about much more than the fate of the regime in Kiev. The architecture of the entire world order is at stake.” Sergei Naryshkin, Director of Foreign Intelligence

Here’s your ‘reserve currency’ thought for the day: Every US dollar is a check written on an account that is overdrawn by 30 trillion dollars.

It’s true. The “full faith and credit” of the US Treasury is largely a myth held together by an institutional framework that rests on a foundation of pure sand. In fact, the USD is not worth the paper it is printed on; it is an IOU flailing in an ocean of red ink. The only thing keeping the USD from vanishing into the ether, is the trust of credulous people who continue to accept it as legal tender.

But why do people remain confident in the dollar when its flaws are known to all? After all, America’s \$30 trillion National Debt is hardly a secret, nor is the additional \$9 trillion that’s piled up on the Fed’s balance sheet. That is a stealth debt of which the American people are completely unaware, but they are responsible for all the same.

In order to answer that question, we need to look at how the system actually works and how the dollar is propped up by the numerous institutions that were created following WW2. These institutions provide an environment for conducting history’s longest and most flagrant swindle, the exchange of high-ticket manufactured goods, raw materials and hard-labor for slips of green paper with dead presidents on them. One can only marvel at the genius of the elites who concocted this scam and then imposed it wholesale on the masses without a peep of protest. Of course, the system is accompanied by various enforcement mechanisms that swiftly remove anyone who tries to either break free from the dollar or, God help us, create an alternate system altogether. (Saddam Hussein and Muammar Qaddafi come to mind.) But the fact is– aside from the institutional framework and the ruthless extermination of dollar opponents– there’s no reason why humanity should remain yoked to a currency that is buried beneath a mountain of debt and whose real value is virtually unknowable.

It wasn’t always like this. There was a time when the dollar was the strongest currency in the world and deserved its spot at the top of the heap. Following WW1, the US was “the owner of the majority of the world’s gold” which was why an international delegation “decided that the world’s currencies would no longer be linked to gold but could be pegged to the U.S. dollar, “because the greenback was, itself, linked to gold.” Here’s more from an article at Investopedia:

“The arrangement came to be known as the Bretton Woods Agreement. It established the authority of central banks, which would maintain fixed exchange rates between their currencies and the dollar. In turn, the United States would redeem U.S. dollars for gold on demand….

The U.S dollar was officially crowned the world’s reserve currency and was backed by the world’s largest gold reserves thanks to the Bretton Woods Agreement. Instead of gold reserves, other countries accumulated reserves of U.S. dollars. Needing a place to store their dollars, countries began buying U.S. Treasury securities, which they considered to be a safe store of money.

The demand for Treasury securities, coupled with the deficit spending needed to finance the Vietnam War and the Great Society domestic programs, caused the United States to flood the market with paper money….

The demand for gold was such that President Richard Nixon was forced to intervene and de-link the dollar from gold, which led to the floating exchange rates that exist today. Although there have been periods of stagflation, which is defined as high inflation and high unemployment, the U.S. dollar has remained the world’s reserve currency.” (“How the U.S. Dollar Became the World’s Reserve Currency”, Investopedia)

But now the gold is gone and what’s left is a steaming pile of debt. So, how on earth has the dollar managed to preserve its status as the world’s preeminent currency?

Proponents of the dollar system, will tell you it has something to do with “the size and strength of the U.S. economy and the dominance of the U.S. financial markets.” But that’s nonsense.

The truth is, reserve currency status has nothing to do with “the size and strength” of America’s post-industrial, service-oriented, bubble-driven, third-world-sh**hole economy. Nor does it have anything to do with the alleged safety of US Treasuries” which– next to the dollar– is the biggest Ponzi flim-flam of all time.

The real reason the dollar has remained the world’s premier currency is because of the cartelization of Central Banking. The Western Central Banks are a de facto monopoly run by a small cabal of inter-breeding bottom-feeders who coordinate and collude on monetary policy in order to preserve their maniacal death-grip on the financial markets and the global economy. It’s a Monetary Mafia and– as George Carlin famously said: “You and I are not in it. You and I are not in the big club.” Bottom line: It is the relentless manipulation of interest rates, forward guidance and Quantitative Easing (QE) that has kept the dollar in its lofty but undeserved spot.

But all that is about to change due entirely to Biden’s reckless foreign policy which is forcing critical players in the global economy to create their own rival system. This is a real tragedy for the West that has enjoyed a century of nonstop wealth extraction from the developing world. Now– due to the economic sanctions on Russia– an entirely new order is emerging in which the dollar will be substituted for national currencies (processed through an independent financial settlement system) in bilateral trade deals until– later this year– Russia launches an exchange-traded commodities-backed currency that will be used by trading partners in Asia and Africa. Washington’s theft of Russia’s foreign reserves in April turbo-charged the current process which was further accelerated by banning of Russia from foreign markets. In short, US economic sanctions and boycotts have expanded the non-dollar zone by many orders of magnitude and forced the creation of a new monetary order.

How dumb is that? For decades the US has been running a scam in which it exchanges its fishwrap currency for things of genuine value. (oil, manufactured goods and labor) But now the Biden troupe has scrapped that system altogether and divided the world into warring camps.

But, why?

To punish Russia, is that it?

Yes, that’s it.

But, if that’s the case, then shouldn’t we try to figure out whether the sanctions actually work or not before we recklessly change the system?

Too late for that. The war on Russia has begun and the early results are already pouring in. Just look at the way we’ve destroyed Russia’s currency, the ruble. It’s shocking! Here’s the scoop from an article at CBS:

“The Russian ruble is the best-performing currency in the world this year….

Two months after the ruble’s value fell to less than a U.S. penny amid the swiftest, toughest economic sanctions in modern history, Russia’s currency has mounted a stunning turnaround. The ruble has jumped 40% against the dollar since January.

Normally, a country facing international sanctions and a major military conflict would see investors fleeing and a steady outflow of capital, causing its currency to drop….

The ruble’s resiliency means that Russia is partly insulated from the punishing economic penalties imposed by Western nations after its invasion of Ukraine…” (“Russia’s ruble is the strongest currency in the world this year“, CBS News)

Huh? You mean the attack on the ruble didn’t work after all?

Sure looks that way. But that doesn’t mean the sanctions are a failure. Oh, no. Just at look at the effect they’ve had on Russian commodities. Export receipts are way-down, right? Here’s more from CBS:

“Commodity prices are currently sky-high, and even though there is a drop in the volume of Russian exports due to embargoes and sanctioning, the increase in commodity prices more than compensates for these drops,” said Tatiana Orlova, lead emerging markets economist at Oxford Economics.

Russia is pulling in nearly \$20 billion a month from energy exports. Since the end of March, many foreign buyers have complied with a demand to pay for energy in rubles, pushing up the currency’s value.” (“Russia’s ruble is the strongest currency in the world this year“, CBS News)

You’re kidding me? You mean the ruble is surging and Putin is raking in more dough on commodities than ever before?

Yep, and it’s the same deal with Russia’s trade surplus. Take a look at this excerpt from an article in The Economist:

“Russia’s exports… have held up surprisingly well, including those directed to the West. Sanctions permit the sale of oil and gas to most of the world to continue uninterrupted. And a spike in energy prices has boosted revenues further.

As a result, analysts expect Russia’s trade surplus to hit record highs in the coming months. The IIF reckons that in 2022 the current-account surplus, which includes trade and some financial flows, could come in at \$250bn (15% of last year’s GDP), more than double the \$120bn recorded in 2021. That sanctions have boosted Russia’s trade surplus, and thus helped finance the war, is disappointing, says Mr Vistesen. Ms Ribakova reckons that the efficacy of financial sanctions may have reached its limits. A decision to tighten trade sanctions must come next.

But such measures could take time to take effect. Even if the EU enacts its proposal to ban Russian oil, the embargo would be phased in so slowly that the bloc’s oil imports from Russia would fall by just 19% this year, says Liam Peach of Capital Economics, a consultancy. The full impact of these sanctions would be felt only at the start of 2023—by which point Mr Putin will have amassed billions to fund his war.” ( “Russia is on track for a record trade surplus”, The Economist)

Let me get this straight: The sanctions are actually hurting the US and helping Russia, so the experts think we should impose more sanctions? Is that it?

Precisely. Now that we have shot ourselves in the foot, the experts think it would be wise to shoot the other one too.

Am I the only one who is struck by the insanity of this policy? Check out this clip from an article at RT:

Russia could earn a record \$100 billion from gas sales to European countries in 2022 due to the sharp rise in energy prices, French newspaper Les Echos reported this week, citing Citibank analysts.

According to the paper, the projected income from gas sales will be almost twice as much as last year. The analysis does not take into account profits from the sale of other Russian commodities, such as oil, coal, and other minerals.

Les Echos reports that, despite sanctions and warnings of a sweeping embargo on Russian energy, the 27 EU countries continue to send roughly \$200 million per day to Gazprom.” (“Russian gas revenues projected to hit new highs”, RT)

So the revenues from gas and oil sales are literally flooding Moscow’s coffers like never before. Meanwhile, energy prices in the EU and America have skyrocketed to 40-year highs.

Can you see how counterproductive this policy is?

The EU is sinking into recession, supplylines have been severely disrupted, food shortages are steadily emerging, and gas and oil prices are through-the-roof. By every objective standard, the sanctions have not only failed, but backfired spectacularly. Can’t the Biden people see the damage they’re doing? Are they completely divorced from reality?

Imagine if the Ukrainians use Biden’s new artillery battery (HIMARS) to shell cities in Russia? Then what?

Then Putin takes off the gloves and shuts off the flow of hydrocarbons to Europe immediately. That’s what’s going to happen if Washington continues to escalate. You can bet on it. If Russia’s “Special Military Operation” suddenly becomes a war, the lights across Europe will go dark, homes will begin to freeze, factories will go silent, and the continent will slide headlong into a protracted and painful depression.

Does anyone in Washington think about these things or are they all so drunk on their own press clippings they’ve completely lost touch with reality?

Here’s more from an article at RT:

“Even as the collective West continues to insist – against all observable reality – that the conflict in Ukraine is going well for Kiev, major media outlets are becoming increasingly uneasy with the situation on the economic front. More and more observers are admitting that the embargoes imposed by the US and its allies aren’t crushing the Russian economy, as originally intended, but rather their own.

“Russia is winning the economic war,” the Guardian’s economics editor Larry Elliott declared on Thursday. “It is now three months since the west launched its economic war against Russia, and it is not going according to plan. On the contrary, things are going very badly indeed,” he wrote…

In a May 30 essay, Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins also said that the embargo had failed…

As Jenkins points out, the sanctions have actually raised the price of Russian exports such as oil and grain – thus enriching, rather than impoverishing, Moscow while leaving Europeans short of gas and Africans running out of food.” (“As sanctions fail to work and Russia’s advance continues, Western media changes its tune on Ukraine”, RT)

Did you catch that part about “Russia winning the economic war”? What do you think that means in practical terms?

Does it mean that Washington’s failed attempt to maintain its global hegemony by “weakening” Russia is actually putting enormous strains on the Transatlantic Alliance and NATO that will trigger a re-calibration of relations leading to a defiant rejection of the “rules-based system.”

Is that what it means? Is Europe going to split with Washington and leave America to sink beneath its \$30 trillion ocean of red ink?

Yes, that’s exactly what it means.

Uncle Sam’s 30 Year Bender

Proponents of Washington’s proxy-war have no idea of the magnitude of their mistake or how much damage they are inflicting on their own country. The Ukraine debacle is the culmination of 30 years of bloody interventions that have brought us to a tipping point where the nation’s fortunes are about to take a dramatic turn-for-the-worse. As the dollar-zone shrinks, standards of living will plunge, unemployment will soar, and the economy will go into a downward-death spiral.

Washington has greatly underestimated its vulnerability to catastrophic geopolitical blowback that is about to bring the New American Century to a swift and excruciating end.

A wise leader would do everything in his power to pull us back from the brink.

 
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  1. Notsofast says:

    don’t bring a knife to a gun fight and having done just that, the u.s. answer is more knives for ukraine!

  2. Wokechoke says:

    proper German rearmament ends NATO. Makes the whole idea of a US League of Extraordinary Gentlefolk like NATO absolutely pointless.

    • Replies: @Ann Nonny Mouse
    , @Decoy
  3. Those in control leave nothing to chance. It is no accident or coincidence sanctions are benefitting Russia and hurting the West. That was their intentions all along. Don’t believe for a second that Putin is some heroic figure fighting as a lone wolf against the “Hidden Hand”. If he gets out of line or goes off script, they will get rid of him same as anybody else. There is no such thing as being untouchable.

    It’s all theatre and they control both sides like always. It’s a waste of time to get emotionally involved pulling for one side or the other. What rules over us knows no borders, or has any allegiances to anyone excepts its own interests. When this Ukrainian conflict is all said and done, the average people around the world will be the only losers, as usual.

  4. Dr. Rock says:

    Normalcy Bias is the only thing holding the US Paper Tiger together.

    The petro-dollar is doomed, and the global financial system is doomed with it.

    The world is re-shaping itself, right before our eyes, and just like every past generation, most of us are too blind to see it, because we have never seen it before. We also lack the imagination to conceive of it, because it’s too far beyond our scope of reason.

    None of that matters, it’s still happening.

    But, it explains more fully, as to why everyone will be so unprepared for it, until it smashes them in the face!

    Russia will prevail in the Ukraine, because they know they MUST, if they are to continue to exist, as a sovereign nation state. And, if western powers, attempt to stop them, they will certainly face annihilation, which maybe they welcome…

    It seems impossible, but I have a theory:

    When the rich and powerful, get too rich and powerful, the “game” loses it’s intrigue, because they have been winning for so long. So, they up the stakes, so they can feel that rush. It’s the same with heavyweight boxers, that eventually stop training as hard, and/or, any other entity that has seen it’s best days begin to fade.

    Perhaps the west, bored with the 100+ year game of “Risk”, that they’ve been winning so effortlessly, has decided to up the ante, and roll the dice for all the marbles… i.e. they welcome world war 3, so they can play act as the great men, memorialized in the history books, from WWII, WWI, and before.

    Where’s the thrill, in just manning the helm, thru another 10 or 20 years, of the same old, same old?

    Nah, to get that rush, that thrill, you have to have some serious skin in the game, and what’s more thrilling than all or nothing, total world domination versus total world destruction?

    Just think of it, there you are, sitting in you palace, playing big boy, against evil dictator Putin, and you get to move the pieces around the board, pushing on every front, playing a game with the lives of hundreds of thousands, initially, but maybe it could increase in scope to hundreds of millions (all of Russia and Europe), or even BILLIONS, Global Nuclear War!

    You, and Britain, France, Germany, Australia, against Russia, China, Iran, North Korea!

    How thrilling it must be!

    Maybe you lose a few cities, a country or two, maybe a few million die, doesn’t matter, you’re not directly affected.

    And maybe, just maybe, we can all play that big game, that has been so prepped and ready for so many years, all those bombers, missiles, submarines, just itching to pull their triggers… find out who REALLY won the cold war.

    All of human life hangs in the balance, and there you are, playing God with the future of all living life on the planet, and the very future of the human race.

    Yep, it must all be very thrilling for them. Invigorated for the first time in decades….

    All the while, the rest of us just watch in horror, hoping that we, our friends, families, futures, aren’t the next Hiroshima, or Stalingrad, or Dresden, or Baghdad…

    • Thanks: Mario Partisan
    • Replies: @John Pepple
    , @Nor
    , @Adûnâi
  5. Locochon says:

    “…Is that what it means? Is Europe going to split with Washington and leave America to sink beneath its \$30 trillion ocean of red ink?

    Yes, that’s exactly what it means.”

    I don’t think the US will sink alone. The US is like those wife beaters that prefer kill the wife and commit suicide than stay alone.

    Great piece by Mr. Whitney. Hope his predictions become reality.

    • Replies: @Uncle Jon
  6. nsa says:

    It’s worth repeating…..the Russian Federation spans 11 time zones and sits atop 1/4 to 1/3 of the world’s resources. Real stuff like water, soil, oil, nat gas, grains, trees, bauxite, iron, gold, uranium, even 11/24 of the arctic……not crap FRN asswipes, scammy reverse mortgages, debt bomb bonds, stock swindles, payday loans, etc. etc. They got it. The yid worshipping globo-homo grifters want it. Unfortunately for the globo-homos, the Rooskies have a large collection of nukes with delivery systems, making them immune to the usual threats and attempts at arm twisting.

  7. anon[151] • Disclaimer says:
    @coolhand850

    In “hindsight,” this big event can be seen playing out in a very predictable way to those who had access to “all” the pertinent determining factors.
    Those “masters of the universe” surely had all the relevant facts at hand, and even more so, most likely manipulated all the players involved, to put the factors in place, thus facilitating the big event. In fact, they probably laugh themselves silly at least once a day when they contemplate the success of their stealthy “Great Reset.”

    • Agree: coolhand850, peterAUS, W
    • Replies: @Levtraro
  8. A few things to add to this excellent analysis.

    First, those \$300 billion they have frozen – there are a lot of assets in Russia that belong to the West. The cost – the ballpark. And they have said they will nationalize it all if the money aren’t given back. So they don’t actually lose anything. Not a thing.

    Second,

    Then Putin takes off the gloves and shuts off the flow of hydrocarbons to Europe immediately. That’s what’s going to happen if Washington continues to escalate. You can bet on it.

    Second, you can bet he wouldn’t do that. They are practical people, they will keep making money for as long as they can. What they might do instead is to shut off the flow of neon, that is essential to the manufacture of semiconductor chips.

    Half of the world’s neon had been produced in Ukraine, and half of it – in Mariupol, a Russian city now. The other half of the Ukrainian neon is produced in Odessa but it depends on the Mariupol steel plant’s production of steel, now interrupted.

    The other half of the world’s neon is produced in China. And without neon the manufacture of semiconductors is impossible. And on top of this Russia controls a good share of the world’s palladium production, as well as titanium production.

    Both elements are critical for the aircraft manufacturing.

    • Agree: Kratoklastes
    • Thanks: Emslander
  9. @Here Be Dragon

    Neon is a gas rarely used in the production of semiconductors. Nearly all semiconductors are made from crystals. The most common being silicon crystal.

  10. @Wokechoke

    But rearmament is expensive. Germany will need to buy its weapons from Russia. Better quality, lower cost.

  11. It is not that American FED has been exchanging worthless IOUs for real goods and services from the rest of the world.

    At present, no currency is backed by anything, all are by fiat of the government. That puts all of them at par when it comes to the fundamentals. Then why should the Canadian dollar cost more than Zimbabwean dollar?

    Ultimately, a nation’s currency is useful only in getting the work output from its users. In that way, Canadian dollar is backed by what Canadians can produce; and Zimbabwean dollar is backed by what those great people, steeped in millennia of hard work and solid traditions of a civilisation that values liberty and private property, can produce.

    After the dollar was made fiat on 15th August 1971, it was backed by two things: oil, and American people’s output. Of these, American people’s manufacturing skills have been gutted mercilessly since Clinton, and now the second pillar, oil-only-for-American dollars, a.k.a petrodollar, is also under severe attack. Russia now sells oil and gas only for rubles. Before long China will buy oil and gas only for yuan.

    Now that American people have nothing worthwhile to sell to the rest of the world, the real decline of the dollar will start. Dollars from all over the over will flow back to the United States, to pour into its economy in a massive torrent, there to buy anything and everything, till its value falls and falls.

    • Agree: Mario Partisan
    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Dule
    , @Brian Damage
  12. I’m worried about me. Am I going to be broke?😮

  13. Yep, the American people likely will be hurt in a huge way. But here’s the thing: the American people who are prepared to deal with all this (and live in rural areas, in nature, or not in big cities, or have redoubts of sorts in the country) will do just fine. Perhaps the elites will have their estates invaded by the thugs they have supported against We the People–poetic justice. Perhaps the SJWs who can’t handle reality and lead empty lives will just…you know, do drugs and deal with the consequences (like suicide?). Perhaps all these illegals will return to where they came from (unless they are human trafficked of course). And more… History is history and history does what history does… repeat cycle after cycle after cycle, as all empires die, because all empires eventually become so corrupt it has no choice. So let the criminal psycho elites eat each other (on Antarctica or somewhere else)… the fearless and free will survive all this. Oh, and learn bush craft…

    • Agree: emerging majority, W
    • Replies: @Biff
    , @PJ London
  14. …”God” awful……how much are the RUSSIAN troll farms paying YOU to sweet -talk the Russians?

  15. Wokechoke says:

    Joe Biden is the most obtuse politician I have ever seen. Joe the Obtuse, in fact.

    • Agree: Emslander
  16. Yes, it’s the economy, stoopid. The European one is poised on a precipice which leads to crash and burn. Not a nice outcome…particularly in that the burn part will not heat their homes, come November through much of march. Neither will it fire up their industries.

    Germany has shot itself in the foot continually as a vassal-slave of the power which has maintained its occupation status since 5-8-45.

    Imagine all those Ukie “refugees” on top of those from Africa now getting thousand Euros per month insurance money. Sure beats the \$257 I receive monthly from SSA. Try living on that as U\$\$A inflation arches into hyperspace.

    Yes, its totally true. Led by the decision makers for the Di\$trict of Corruption, the WWII allies have refused to make a peace treaty with a German government. “Zo! Alles im ordnung ist”. Like a continuously whipped puppy, German governments have taken those lessons to heart and dutifully follow orders. Deutschland, after all, is still an occupied nation after some 77 years! One wonders who cut the orders on that one. Morgenthau Plan, anyone?

    So cut back to the totally hubristic U\$\$A and its Talmudist masters giggling and gibbering in City of London. They have managed to steal everything in the Untied \$kates but the coyotes and cockroaches.

    Most Murrikkkans are clueless. Mass mindfuck media will do that to the comfortably numb.

    The economic reckoning across the fruited plain should begin to hit hard immediately following the November (s)election. Or do you think your vote actually matters and that you live in a free country?

    As for Russia? Patience and dogged determination are paying off economically and even militarily as they get something like ten times the bang for their Ruble as the U\$\$A gets for its buck in terms of state-controlled military developments and expenditures versus no-bid contract, cost-overrun guarantees by bought and paid-for prostiticians in the Di\$trict of Corruption.

    Being an American all this makes me want to cry and laugh at the same time.

    This is looking like the last consumerist summer of fun n’ games. How many middle class, sub-urbanite Americans will be ready when the fecal matter glurps into those wind-power towers?

    • Agree: Joe Levantine
    • LOL: Emslander
    • Replies: @Ukraine Tiger
    , @Realist
  17. @coolhand850

    Why there’s a neon shortage — and why it matters
    https://www.rdworldonline.com/why-theres-a-neon-shortage-and-why-it-matters/

    Neon is important to the manufacture of semiconductor chips but is not present in the chips. It doesn’t directly touch the silicon during manufacturing. Neon helps make the deep ultraviolet (DUV) light used in the photolithographic process that patterns semiconductors.

  18. @Bardon Kaldlan

    No but, you might be eating cat food and riding a bicycle.

    (old joke about poverty)

  19. Anon[271] • Disclaimer says:
    @Old Brown Fool

    Yep. 100% correct. Resources are about all we have left to sell, as we don’t manufacture much other than weapons.

  20. The Russian point of view. Directly from President Putin in a recent interview. He makes more sense than all the “on message” Western economists combined…even if you reinforce them with a full barrel of moneys. A pox on them.

    Here’s the link: en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/68571

    It’s an eye-opener.

    • Agree: JR Foley
    • Thanks: nosquat loquat
  21. “A wise leader would do everything in his power to pull us back from the brink.”

    That ship has sailed.

    • Agree: Fred777
    • Replies: @Fred777
  22. peterAUS says:

    Not one word, again, about:
    Central Bank Digital Currency.
    Universal Digital ID.
    Social Credit.
    Austerity.

    For those interested in such matters, highly recommended:

    https://www.rokfin.com/post/80978/Panel-Russia–the-Great-Reset--Resistance-or-Complicity
    Riley and Iain Davis, the later in particular.

  23. mephisto says:
    @coolhand850

    There is one thing that proves Putin is his own man: nuclear strike. If he were to strike west Ukraine with a small nuclear weapon, it would collapse the western economies, crash the stock market, and ignite a civil war in the USA as else where. This actually would save mankind by scarring off the west from actual global nuclear war.

    • LOL: YetAnotherAnon
    • Replies: @coolhand850
    , @abcdef
  24. @coolhand850

    Yeah sure. The wafer’s made from silicon, and then you print microcircuits on it, for which you need neon.

  25. @Bardon Kaldlan

    Don’t put all your money on one horse.
    It means:
    Sell XOM; buy SNP.
    Change half your USD into sensible currencies soon.
    Buy silver.

    • Replies: @Skeptikal
    , @The Real World
  26. The controlled demolition of the US dollar is just one aspect of the technofeudal Great Reset ushered in by the depopulation vaccines.

  27. Franz says:
    @Bardon Kaldlan

    I’m worried about me. Am I going to be broke?

    We can start a club. It’ll be a big one.

    • Replies: @gsjackson
  28. Excellent article. At the end of the day this entire World War, and that’s what it is, has come down to the Western leaders destroying their own base of operations through hubris, short sighted greed and keeping down their own populations, whom they fear, through psychobabble, pornography, atheism, feminism and lies. The U.S. is doomed, and those Godless Europeans even more so. No one is going to get out of this unscathed, this war is the biggest and most dangerous one ever played in history. It’s the Biblical Apocalypse, plain and simple, the Horsmen have begun their ride, the cups of wrath will be poured on our heads very soon. They only thing that will save the remant of West is turning away from this bondage of rampant degeneracy it is being consumed by, and repenting to Christ Almighty. Unfortunately, instead of turning away from evil and towards the redeemer, men will curse His name.
    Revelations 9:20
    But the rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, that they should not worship demons, and idols of gold, silver, brass, stone, and wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk

    • Agree: JR Foley, Mario Partisan
  29. Biff says:
    @omegabooks

    American people who are prepared to deal with all this (and live in rural areas, in nature, or not in big cities, or have redoubts of sorts in the country) will do just fine.

    Only American people? I know many that live in rural areas, and me thinks many of them are not too damn bright, to overcome a societal breakdown. Nature is random.

    • Replies: @Joe Paluka
  30. @coolhand850

    Excimer lasers, along with nitrogen lasers, are the most popular gas lasers generating radiation in the ultraviolet range. The active medium is a mixture of a noble gas, halogen gas, and a buffer gas—usually neon. The gas mixture in a typical excimer laser consists of 2–9% of a noble gas, 0.2% of a halogen gas, and 90–98% of a buffer gas which serves as a medium to transport energy.

    and

    Excimer lasers have become the most widely used source of moderate power pulsed ultraviolet sources in laser applications. The range of manufacturing applications is also large. Production of computer chips, using excimer lasers as the illumination source for lithography, has by far the largest commercial manufacturing impact.

    from

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/physics-and-astronomy/excimer-lasers

    Just tired of having to scroll through comments of ignorant trolls.

  31. It”s amazing how willing the Ukrainians are to die for USAngloZioGloboHomoNWO. And other East Europeans too, like Poles, Finns, Romanians; all charging for WEF’s Great Reset. I wonder if they shout: “Down with the New Silk Road! Victory to New Khazaria! Forward to the Great Reset!”, under banners with the smug images of Klaus Schwab, George Soros and Bill Gates as they charge to their deaths, while the fake dollar does its job paying for it all.

  32. Levtraro says:
    @coolhand850

    You need to say who are “they” in “they will get rid …” and “they control both sides …”. Lizard people? The WEF elite? The Joos? The Illuminati? The masons? The Canadians?

    • Agree: GMC, TTSSYF
    • Replies: @TTSSYF
    , @coolhand850
  33. “swiftly remove anyone who tries to either break free from the dollar or, God help us, create an alternate system altogether”

    Read the story of Jonathon May. There is a chapter in William Cooper’s “Behold A Pale Horse” written by May himself. Joe Biden is even implicated in the story.

    • Thanks: true.enough
  34. It’s beyond embarrassment that what we have as leaders in the ZUS and ZEU who sold us all out for Shekels on the dollar.
    The days of ZioBankers are numbered, as are those that continue to support this GlobalHomoZioBIGsRxMIC3BLM shitshow we now live under.
    China sees it, Russia sees it, and so do many other nation/states that refuse to be part of the collapse of global civilization by incompetent GlobalHomo thugs who believe we are all rainbow fagots who want nothing more that to suck leftist cock for all eternity.
    Zelenskyy’s Ukraine is the prime example of what’s to come should we allow ZioNazi’s control of any nation/state dictating global peace.

  35. Levtraro says:
    @anon

    So, who are these “masters of the universe” that laugh in villanous fashion at least once a day and that control everything?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @peterAUS
  36. Levtraro says:
    @coolhand850

    Wow! Yours is one of the stupidest comment I’ve read in TUR ever.

    Neon is used in the industrial process of manufacturing semiconductor chips, not as a material to make the chips themselves. Did you understand that? Do you need more help?

    https://www.reuters.com/technology/exclusive-ukraine-halts-half-worlds-neon-output-chips-clouding-outlook-2022-03-11/

    • Replies: @coolhand850
  37. Splinter says:

    Whilst Neon is not used as part of the chip actual hardware, it is used in the Lithograph process to imprint them.

  38. Milly says:
    @coolhand850

    Complete and utter nonsense. To control a society you need to have sociological engineering mechanisms in place, which Russia has just purged itself of. Putin has incurred so much hate, if he was to be deposed, he should’ve been ten years ago. Expect more churches and mosques instead. Less Pornhub and Netflix. It isn’t all economy. In the long run, the focus won’t be just Russia’s renaissance, but other states like Iran and Syria, perhaps even Nigeria.

  39. @Bardon Kaldlan

    Am I going to be broke?

    Oh yes, this article is this kind of article. A trillion here and some dozen trillions there… – – – and every number in red.
    The Covid mess. Now Ukraine.
    Not nice.

  40. JR Foley says:

    Relax–your Northern neighbor will bail America out of trouble—Justine now has Canada at 1.3 Trillion Debt and it is growing–exponentially !!!

  41. meamjojo says:

    Any strength in the Ruble is purely artificial and could change direction at any moment. The truth is that Russia is collapsing economically and socially. Putin is Xi’s bitch. A couple of more ahem, professional articles to consider:
    ———–
    ‘Everything is gone’: Russian business hit hard by tech sanctions
    Export controls placed on supply of chips and hardware over Ukraine war dent economy’s prospects

    June 2, 2022

    Russian companies have been plunged into a technological crisis by western sanctions that have created severe bottlenecks in the supply of semiconductors, electrical equipment and the hardware needed to power the nation’s data centres.

    Most of the world’s largest chip manufacturers, including Intel, Samsung, TSMC and Qualcomm, have halted business to Russia entirely after the US, UK and Europe imposed export controls on products using chips made or designed in the US or Europe.

    This has created a shortfall in the type of larger, low-end chips that go into the production of cars, household appliances and military equipment. Supplies of more advanced semiconductors, used in cutting-edge consumer electronics and IT hardware, have also been severely curtailed.

    And the country’s ability to import foreign tech and equipment containing these chips — including smartphones, networking equipment and data servers — has been drastically stymied.

    “Entire supply routes for servers to computers to iPhones — everything — is gone,” said one western chip executive.

    The unprecedented sweep of western sanctions over President Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine is forcing Russia into what the central bank said would be a painful “structural transformation” of its economy.

    With the country unable to export much of its raw materials, import critical goods or access global financial markets, economists expect Russia’s gross domestic product to contract by as much as 15 per cent this year.
    ….
    https://www.ft.com/content/caf2cd3c-1f42-4e4a-b24b-c0ed803a6245

    AND

    China’s new vassal: Vladimir Putin
    Xi Jinping now holds the better cards in steering the Moscow-Beijing relationship.

    By Stuart Lau
    June 6, 2022
    https://www.politico.eu/article/china-new-vassal-vladimir-putin/

  42. @coolhand850

    This sounds like guessing, but it is much more likely for Russia than it is for China. China is a closed shop politically, and the Chinese have the advantage that out-group members can be easily distinguished from the in-group by the shape of their eyes and their preference for chilled water.

    Though Putin has been seen cosying up to globalist elements, he seems to live by the principle of keeping your friends close and your enemies closer, and is just as capable of ‘war by deception’ as some ((others)) are. The manner in which he gained the trust of and subsequently disposed of the oligarchs is a testament to that.

    • Agree: RestiveUs
  43. “Is Europe going to split with Washington and leave America to sink beneath its \$30 trillion ocean of red ink?

    Yes, that’s exactly what it means.”

    I see very little evidence of this at the moment. Far from it – as the US leap from the quayside sans lifebelt, the EU are hanging onto them – in fact they’re actually much worse off than Americans, as the US still has oil and gas of its own. The US are Jim Jones and the EU and UK are People’s Temple acolytes drinking the Kool-Aid.

    You have to remember that every UK citizen under 55 has been raised on a non-stop media and educational diet of Hitler and the Nazis, as a result of which there’s a ready-made mental template which can be applied to anyone labelled as Hitler. As an example, the Guardian piece by Simon Jenkins has this as its top comment:

    “The one thing l have learnt from history is one should never appease brutal dictators.”

    Now that’s probably literally true – that is the only thing he’s learned, but he’s learned it well.

    It’s not all suicidal stupidity – the French and German governments are in the back of the queue to denounce This Decade’s Hitler, the Hungarians aren’t in the queue at all – but the EU nomenklatura are totally on board, and they are AFAIK more in charge than any PM. Places like Poland and the Baltic States seem to have the most anti-Russian governments.

    • Replies: @retroangelic
  44. No, this is the end of The Jewish Century.. Yuri Slezkine eat your heart out.

    Needless to say, Whitney makes no mention of them at all.
    Russian Jewish oligarchs were sidelined by Putin. Those that remained have now been sanctioned or they have fled abroad. After the Ukraine Conlict ends, there will be very few left, their wealth much diminished and any influence gone.

    The heavy Jewish, Zionist and Israeli involvement in the Ukraine is well known. Kholomoisky bankrolled Zelensky, another Zionist Jew, and the Azov Regiment, using the latter as his private army. Zelensky has made no secret of wanting to transform Ukraine into a “Big Israel”. Nuland and other American Jewish Zionists helped instigate the formation of the present Ukraine regime. Once Ukraine is defeated, the economy will completely collapse and the whole Zionist project in Ukraine will be over.

    For the last 30 years, the Ziocons have been in control of American defence and foreign policy. As this policy was never in the interests of the American people, you can’t call it an American policy. The wars that have been fought by America to make the Middle East safe for Israel have cost \$8 trillion, alone. The American Century, if it existed, ended in 1993 when Bill Clinton took over and subordinated American policy and interests to Zionism and the State of Israel – completely.

    The Zionists have been heavily involved in promoting open borders, unilateral free trade and offshoring. All these things have weakened American power greatly. The only thing that keeps America from collapsing is the USD’s staus as the World’s reserve currency. That status will end shortly as a consequence of US sanctions on Russia, all enthusiastically supported by the Zionists.
    The coming collapse of Zionist America threatens the whole Israel project. The latter will have to accept humiliating peace terms with its neighbours or implode.

    • Replies: @Backward
  45. Backward says:

    The shift out of the dollar is intentional. To think that the cabal made the same mistake for decades out of hatred for Russia is seriously dumb.

  46. Backward says:
    @Verymuchalive

    Another victim of delusion. With enemies like you, the Chabad who control Putin have absolutely nothing to fear.
    Not even the glaring Eurasian endorsement of the scandemic made you realise that they are all on board with the great reset? Beyond hopeless.

    • Replies: @Verymuchalive
  47. @Commentator Mike

    Most Ukrainians are not willing to die for the west most are probably compelled to under
    threat of death or imprisonment for them and their family.
    Their only real alternative option is to leave and that takes money or connections
    and is forbidden to military aged males.
    The population has went from 51 million (1990) to 24.5 million (2022).
    It’s amazing how any government can compel it’s people but they all do it, if it gets
    too bad many leave others are unable to.

    • Replies: @Walt
  48. @YetAnotherAnon

    Europe will stick by the USA the leaders of EU are all corrupt traitors
    who have been blackmailed or bribed by the USA and will do as their told.
    The real target of this whole exercise is the EU not Russia.
    Russia was never an economic competitor to USA but the EU was.

    USA is planning to take out their economic competition so they
    can stay at Number one position.

    China is next once China and EU are no longer realistic competitors
    USA will relax a bit and carry on exploiting the world.

  49. @Notsofast

    USA don’t care about Ukraine this is all about destroying their
    economic competitors who are EU and China.
    EU will now decline long term without cheap Russian gas/oil
    while USA makes money selling them more expensive gas/oil
    much of which will be bought off Russia quietly on the cheap
    and sold to EU at a large markup.

    China will lose much of the EU market (second largest trade partner)
    which will go into decline and USA having taken out one competitor
    will be able to target China with further measures to weaken them.

    • Replies: @Brian Damage
  50. So when the lovely Ms. Victoria Nudelman said “F the EU” she meant it.

    • Agree: Decoy
    • Replies: @Kolya Krassotkin
  51. A century of racial hatred that ends, the worst in the existence of humanity that leaves a high balance of pain and divisions that will take time to overcome these consequences because racism is still alive.

    • Troll: Swaytonious
  52. The criminal psycho elites aren’t hanging around where the trouble is. They have already moved to the Free mason controlled island of New Zealand and here in Australia. Most of the population have no idea of the huge amount of ?ewish power exerted on Australia, the PM just thrown out is a F-mason parading as a Christian and his close party fellows , not to mention the elites with multi million dollar boats cruising to safe havens..

  53. @Ann Nonny Mouse

    But rearmament is expensive. Germany will need to buy its weapons from Russia. Better quality, lower cost.
    ——————————————————————————————-
    Ridiculous, The Germans can make anything better than anybody else. Erwin Rommel said, [We knocked out ten American tanks but they always had eleven]. That was the quality of their tanks vs allied tanks. Let’s not forget jet fighters and rockets bombing London. Of course, let’s not forget Werner von Braun and his guys who put us on the moon faster than Russia’s Germans could.

  54. Dr. Doom says:

    The Jewish Century is now OVER. 1913-2016. Rest in PIECES.
    The Zion Pigs have shit their own nests this time.

    China will not be their next victim.
    Russia has re-discovered Nationalism.

    The New World Order is now taking shape.
    ETHNOCENTRISM and SELF INTEREST.

    Whites have LEARNED to be ethnocentric.
    Charity towards out-groups is now RADIOACTIVE.

    Welcome to the New World Order.
    Zion Pigs need not apply.

    • Replies: @littlereddot
  55. @coolhand850

    Completely disagree with these comments.

    Do you think for the last 23 years VV Putin and his very stable top end ministers have not been preparing for this inevitable conflict?
    Do you think that the west, which turns over leaders in every western country, every opportunity they get, would not have done the same in Russia if it were remotely possible?

    You sound like my brother. “Putin and Biden and all politicians are all the same.”

    No they are not. Putin and his ministers are nothing like western leaders and by the time fools who think like you come to realise this, it will be too late for you.

    • Replies: @W
    , @Colonel Dolma
  56. @coolhand850

    Silicon is not an electrical conductor, it is the inert base for semi-conductors. Inert gases such as neon are used to “clean” the area for printed circuits and layering.

  57. @emerging majority

    “Mass mindfuck media will do that to the comfortably numb. ” – Great Line

    • Thanks: emerging majority
  58. Seems the author is buying in to the myth. Seems the author is in full awe of the terminology, the parlay, the accounting of the enemy? Dipping into the data the “enemy” proffered, to proof a point to the contrary, alas Hudson, Ron Unz, dichotomizing. The full understanding and the best nomer for such reasoning is called doing a full loop. (washing machines do such, a cycle of circular reasoning, …and many more to come)

    …Here’s your ‘reserve currency’ thought for the day: Every US dollar is a check written on an account that is overdrawn by 30 trillion dollars.

    “Thirty trillion”? Who sais so?

    …It’s true. The “full faith and credit” of the US Treasury is largely a myth held together by an institutional framework that rests on a foundation of pure sand. In fact, the USD is not worth the paper it is printed on; it is an IOU flailing in an ocean of red ink. The only thing keeping the USD from vanishing into the ether, is the trust of credulous people who continue to accept it as legal tender

    …nor is the additional \$9 trillion that’s piled up on the Fed’s balance sheet.

    “Nine trillion”? Who fronts such a number? Is it the highly respected New York Times?

    For when there will be some-one who requests an audit of what these “Holohoaxers” have been quantifying (like an independent commission of outliers that are not linked to the perpetrators)? Is it bad faith, or is the myth still standing and the authors/professors here at unz.com just buy into the terminology of finance and theoretical economics to have a head-start in taking the public for yet another ride? Guess both (reasons for trotting along in citing poisoned data) of the former are at order.

    • Replies: @Jim H
  59. Anymike says:
    @nsa

    It is worth knowing, also, that the furthest reach of American territory is 36 miles off the mainland of Asia. That’s the farthest west island of Aleutian chain and part of the territory of the state of Alaska. Does that mean that if China sends a naval force and tries to occupy that island or Russia decides to occupy it, NATO rides to the rescue?

    The North Atlantic has never been so big. I thought it was weird when Rutgers joined the Big Ten and I had to start wondering where in the Upper Midwest the great state of New Jersey might be found. This stuff is beyond weird. Next thing we know, we’ll be finding out that the Bay of Bengal, or maybe even the Sea of Tranquility, is really an inlet of the North Atlantic.

    • Agree: InnerCynic
    • Replies: @InnerCynic
  60. Just as every empire eventually reaches the end of its century. A date no power wants to reach, but must, and in today’s world is prepared to drag everyone into Armageddon as revenge.
    https://patternofhistory.wordpress.com/

    • Replies: @Swaytonious
  61. Hitch says:

    “If Russia’s “Special Military Operation” suddenly becomes a war, the lights across Europe will go dark, homes will begin to freeze, factories will go silent, and the continent will slide headlong into a protracted and painful depression.”

    It should be pretty obvious to everyone that this is not a bug, it is a feature. How else could WEF/Soros/Schwab cut carbon emissions to zero? This confict is just one part of the “great reset” where we own nothing and eat bugs. Covid was just the prelude, Ukraine is just the opening act, the great goy culling and Khazaria 2.0 rising out of the ashes of Ukraine like a phoenix are being prepared off stage.

  62. Hitch says:
    @Commentator Mike

    Those “willing” Ukrainians share the useful idiot stage with all the climatards who have now turned into virtue signaling warmongers supporting Ukraine. The conflict is just another massive psyop for the brainwashed, mind controlled zombies who have now allowed themselves to be turned into genetically modified organisms.

    This is all part of the mass formation psychosis. Once you start accepting narratives about global warming, pandemics, experimental mRNA gene therapy and LGBTQ+, it is just more small step to accept that Putin is Hitler reincarnated. The frosting on the cognitive dissonance cake is that everyone, including Jews, are Nazi’s now.

    • Agree: InnerCynic
  63. @Bardon Kaldlan

    Dump paper assets while they still have a perceived value. Convert dollars to things of value that are not now overpriced. The precious metals are an obvious choice as is farmland. Don’t count on any income from anywhere. Social Security, medicare, pensions, etc will all fail.

    • Agree: Realist, InnerCynic
  64. Anonymous[127] • Disclaimer says:
    @Levtraro

    So, who are these “masters of the universe” that laugh in villanous fashion at least once a day and that control everything?

    C’mon man, does it have to be spelled out??

    ((())), J-Dogs, J-Dogz, J-Dawgz, J’s, Chews, Choos, Chooz, Chooze, Joos, Jooz, Jooze, Juice, Juize, Jewz, Jewze, “those of whom we cannot speak”, “your friends whom we can’t talk about”, “a certain small ethnic group”, the chosen, the tribe, the chosen tribe, the thirteenth tribe, the Khazarians, Khazarian mafia, the nose, …

    • LOL: Katrinka
    • Replies: @Passing By
    , @Anymike
  65. Karl1906 says:

    Actually, the end of the American Empire began on September 11th 2001. It was the exact moment when the political establishment executed a false flag attack against their own population.

  66. Hitch says:

    The Western Central Banks are a de facto monopoly run by a small cabal of inter-breeding bottom-feeders who coordinate and collude on monetary policy in order to preserve their maniacal death-grip on the financial markets and the global economy.

    There is a crisis brewing for this cabal, but it isn’t the dollar, its in the Euro. Once again, after over a decade, the PIIGS countries are about to enter a financing crisis, this time simultaneously to an energy crisis and an inflation crisis. As the Euro goes into crisis wealth will flow into the dollar.

    Eurozone Yield Spreads Blow Out, It’s Another Crisis For Greece And Italy

    European Central Bank policymakers will this week ask President Christine Lagarde to use stronger language to signal that fragmentation won’t be allowed to happen and the borrowing costs of more vulnerable countries like Italy and Spain will be contained, according to people familiar with the matter.

    Lagarde has said many times the central bank won’t allow financial conditions across the euro area to diverge significantly and is ready to do whatever is needed to avoid it.

    Here is an interesting podcast about Italy’s bond crisis:

  67. ohh now, the debt matters. Of course, but the debt mattered in 2002, 2001, 1998, 1996, 1997 . . . it mattered in 2002 forward when w needlessly invaded Iraq and Afghanistan. It mattered in 2007 when the hedged bets to the trillions simply dissipated — more like never existed as they were in fact hedged against loans and insurances.

    The debt is a troubling circumstance. And I fully admit that its been a consistent whine of my own for more than 20 years. And why those of us that opposed the invasions into Iraq and Afghanistan are very more than angry about meddling needlessly. And even angrier that upon meddling, when push as has come to shove, when real combatant comes to the fore we have to consider increasing debt — no kidding and agreed, bad deal. The Ukraine is an unfortune circumstance, but that is the hand on the table.

    As for sanctions:

    https://news.vcu.edu/article/2022/03/impact-of-sanctions-on-russias-economy

    https://www.npr.org/2022/04/22/1094390348/russians-are-feeling-the-impact-of-sanctions-but-the-worst-is-still-yet-to-come

    Unless our allies are willing to bite the bullet and impose actual blockades on the export or import of Russian goods and services, then I suspect that sanctions will have limited effect to change Russian ambitions.

    • Replies: @William Williams
  68. Jim H says:

    ‘The real reason the dollar has remained the world’s premier currency is because of the cartelization of central banking.’ — Mike Whitney

    An unwritten rule of the global central banking cartel was that, although many central banks serve hopelessly corrupt regimes, they at least would honor obligations among themselves — ‘honor among thieves,’ if you will.

    Foreign exchange held by other central banks in the form of gold, G7 currencies, swap lines — all were sacrosanct.

    Then in 2019 the Bank of England unilaterally seized Venezuela’s gold, held in London.

    This year, the US brazenly stole the foreign exchange reserves of Afghanistan and Russia.

    Such lawless marauding is a dagger in the heart of the central bank mediated system of fiat currency exchange that’s prevailed for the last half century.

    As Mike Whitney observes, a formerly universal system of foreign exchange is now split into blocs. With the US-NATO bloc lawlessly pillaging gold, foreign exchange, and yachts, as a matter of national security the Rest of World must construct its own separate and secure system of exchange.

    Mike Whitney is right: as weaponized neofeudalism and government warlordism advance, living standards of hapless Americans must fall and fall hard. They are the ultimate victims of reckless looting by anarchic US-NATO plunderers.

  69. TTSSYF says:
    @Levtraro

    Yes, according to coolhand, “they” are playing triple-4D chess from both sides of the table, and “we” are just too ill-informed to appreciate what’s going on and need to keep our skirts clean by remaining above the fray.

    • Replies: @W
  70. gatobart says:
    @goeshittheragman

    “Of course, let’s not forget Werner von Braun and his guys who put us on the moon faster than Russia’s Germans could”

    There is where my respectful attention turned into derisive laugh. Poor you. Fifty three years later no one has gone up there…for reasons.

    • Agree: A B Coreopsis
  71. anonymous[139] • Disclaimer says:

    Declining empires go to war and become increasingly extreme in order to hang on to what’s slipping away. This is very dangerous and we’re entering such a period. The Us never planned on how to let the dollar down from being the reserve currency and now we face chaos, inside and out, and war. Bad times ahead.

  72. Mefobills says:
    @meamjojo

    This has created a shortfall in the type of larger, low-end chips that go into the production of cars, household appliances and military equipment. Supplies of more advanced semiconductors, used in cutting-edge consumer electronics and IT hardware, have also been severely curtailed.

    It’s always interesting when I see copium. Your enemy is not stupid, and can figure out work-arounds.

    The latest work around is chip-lets and packaging. This way, you can use older technology and combine it at the packaging level.

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/tech-war-chiplet-short-cut-093000798.html

    Hao Qinfen, secretary general of the China Computer Interconnection Technology Alliance (CCITA), said in an interview posted on its website that China can use chips produced on the mature 28-nanometre node and pack the chiplets into a more powerful chip with performance and functionality on par with advanced 16-nm or even 7-nm products.

    China’s leading fab, Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC), is able to make chips on 28-nm and 14-nm nodes but China’s chip design firms, such as Huawei’s HiSilicon and Oppo’s design unit, rely on TSMC for 7-nm and more advanced chips, such as those used in the latest smartphones.

    Chiplets and integrating at the packaging level is hard to do, but it is already being done by Apple (TSMC process). Do you think the Chinese are stupid? Do you think the Russians are stupid? Russia can always buy chips from China, or work out some sort of technology agreement.

  73. @Dr. Doom

    The New World Order is now taking shape.
    ETHNOCENTRISM and SELF INTEREST.

    Whites have LEARNED to be ethnocentric.
    Charity towards out-groups is now RADIOACTIVE.

    In the West perhaps.

    But in the East, it would not be ethno-CENTRISM. It was, it is, and it will continue to be ethno-REALISM. There is no point pretending that everyone is equal, they clearly are not. Whether the differences are biologically/gene based, or culture based, it is a separate argument. Differences in levels of development exist not only between ethnicities, but also between individuals within the ethnicity. To deny this is just delusion.

    But the East has always recognised the differences. The question then is …. what do we do with the differences? Do the strong oppress the weak? Are the less developed/weak/ignorant destined to stay that way?

    The Confucians asked themselves this question more than two thousand years ago. Their solution pervades East Asian culture till today.

  74. Skeptikal says:

    For heaven’s sake, why cannot native speakers of English such as Mr. Whitney distinguish between “substitute” and “replace”?

    ” in which the dollar will be substituted for national currencies (processed through an independent financial settlement system) in bilateral trade deals”

    Wrong wrong wrong.

    The dollar will be REPLACED BY national currencies in bilateral trade.

    “Substituted for” means the exact opposite of what Mr. Whitney is attempting to explain.

    Also, Bretton Woods was after WW2, not WW1.

    Details details details . . . dammit!

    • Agree: SteveK9
  75. Skeptikal says:
    @meamjojo

    Even if it is game set match concerning electronics (between the USA and Russia)

    Russia has food, fuel, and . . . friends.

    It can feed and house its people and back its currency.

    The chip situ will be sorted.

    • Replies: @Fred777
    , @Passing By
  76. Emslander says:

    Can’t the Biden people see the damage they’re doing?

    No.

    Are they completely divorced from reality?

    Yes.

    We’re fighting Russia, which has recovered from atheistic Communism and is now a stable influence on the Eurasian continent.

    Our government is under the control of perverts and transgenders. Their thinking is fully distorted. Russia has embraced freedom to worship and is recovering from its madness. Our leaders, tied to their sickness, are willing to have a nuclear war as a kind of “suicide by mushroom cloud”.

    Don’t doubt me!

    • Replies: @Ukraine Tiger
  77. tempus says:

    “Following WW1, the US . . . “because the greenback was, itself, linked to gold.” By greenback, I assume that the author means the US dollar. The greenback was not linked to gold; it was gold. The US dollar was a weight of gold and was defined as 23.22 grains of fine gold. FDR later changed this definition of the dollar.
    The Bretton Woods Agreement followed World War II and not World War I as implied by this article. To the extent that the FED and US government still own some gold, gold still backs, at least in part, the US dollar.
    Biden’s objective, or at least those who own and control him, is to destroy the United States, and he is doing an excellent job.

    • Agree: Realist
  78. I’ve been reading dire predictions of the economic collapse of America since the first oil embargo of 1973. People I knew in rural Appalachia then were busy stockpiling guns and canned goods for the end of it all. If they haven’t died of old age in the meanwhile, I imagine they are still waiting, probably telling a new generation, see, I wasn’t so crazy after all, this time she’s a-comin’ fer shur!

    Since the one percent own the most dollars I think it’s a pretty good bet they are not going to allow those dollars to turn into hot air. This is not Weimar Germany in 1923. When I read comments by folks who still fantasize that human events are ordered by the mood swings of an invisible man in the sky (who seems to have a morbid obsession with human private parts), I have no doubt they can be swayed to keep believing their dollars are worth something. Faith in commodities as stores of value is as irrational as faith in symbolic paper/plastic/digital money, after all.

    And this talk of looking forward to a new civil war – do sane people want our country to look like the Donbass, mile after mile after mile of homes and businesses destroyed by neonazi terrorists? Come on, now.

  79. Fred777 says:
    @mark miller

    Besides, where are we going to find a wise leader?

    • Replies: @Mefobills
  80. Mike Whitney says the end of the New American Century is now. Ukraine marks the spot on the timeline. He may very well be right.

    I am not so sure, the Fed seems to be able to conjure up new things to keep alive, like recently it lowered interest rates to zero and kept them there, and some sovereign states rates went negative. So the Fed and it’s USD fiat currency is not out of the game yet. Consider that crypto currencies are viable competition to their fiat monopoly – and that Bitcoin is a real threat long term.

    But there are another tricks the central bank can do to save the USD. Raise interest rates and cause deflation while creating chaos in Europe. Even though the stock, bond, and real estate markets will collapse – the hegemon currency will remain strong. The Fed does not have the stock picker’s back. House flippers may be left holding the bag. Indeed, mortgage rates have recently gone vertical doubling off there all time lows, causing massive demand destruction because of increased mortgage payments on sky high home prices.

    The Fed is an institution and like any institution it will always act in it’s own self interest. The Fed is also a private bank, so my bet is that at some point in the collapse, the Fed will not buy unlimited US Government bonds. The Fed and US Gov are also both corporations. There is no guarantee that the Fed will keep it’s boat moored to the collapsing USS Titanic.

    This change in survival tactics could cause the US Gov bonds to go into austerity and default. They will first screw the foreign holders of debt because they do not vote. States are anxious to assert their sovereignty again. Many states might even contemplate leaving the union and issuing there own currencies.

    Russia might use a tsunami bomb set off in the Atlantic to wipe out eastern seaboard cities. The nice thing about that bomb is that 1,000 foot tidal wave will wipe out Washington D.C. and New York City along with the Pentacon and nuclear sub ports.

    Amerika might have to be re-organized with the capitol moved to Omaha just as the John Titor predicted.

    One thing is for sure in my mind, the world is 450 trillion in debt and the unwind could be violent and completely change the political map. Any big war that tips the world into debt instability could cause a debt implosion of biblical proportions.

    • Replies: @Ralph B. Seymour
  81. @Notsofast

    No matter what they do, this is the END of the Zionist-controlled Ukraine.

    Much more to be lost: the Zionist-controlled US\$ as world reserve currency.

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

    • Replies: @abcdef
  82. I think the Cartel is so powerful that it can get away with anything. How is it that Cuba was never able to get rid of Gitmo despite being sanctioned? Why does Germany and Japan tolerate American military bases 75 years after WW2? Why was no one held accountable for a trail of undermined and wrecked nations? That is some serious power. As in Running The World Power.

    What chance does anyone have against the Cartel?

    • Replies: @Realist
  83. Mefobills says:

    Whitney did not mention the Russian Academy of Science, and their work on a Synthetic Trading Currency.

    Glazyev has described it in broad strokes. The take home message is new Synthetic Trading Currency, is something like a wooden stake into Dracula’s heart.

    https://www.unz.com/pescobar/the-sanctioned-ones-how-iran-russia-are-setting-new-rules/#comment-5371911

    https://thecradle.co/Article/interviews/9135

    The reason that U.S had the world’s gold post WW1, is because of the dough boys. The U.S. “loaned” men and material to France and England. Usually at end of war, there is forgiveness of debts among allies.

    The advent of the “merchant class” ruling from behind the scenes (beginning with parliamentary governments), meant that creditor rights became sacrosanct. There will be no debt release.

    At end of WW1, much gold had already been transferred to pay for said war material and dough boy mercenary debts.

    The Versailles debt hook, jammed into the mouth of Germans, was a function of French/English dollar debts payable to U.S. Treasury.

    Post WW1, this set up a tri-flow of payments, where Germany would desperately try to sell goods to acquire dollars, pounds and francs. Germany would then pay the allies their debt payment, and then the Allies would pay their debt to the U.S. Treasury. This triangular flow of debt payments put exchange rate pressure on the mark, which ultimately led to the hyperinflation. Soros types of that day, bear raided (shorted) the mark, causing Germany to go into hyperinflation, which then led to subsequent bust out of the German people.

    Interwar dynamics also led to the great depression. In order to return gold to France and England, and to a less degree Germany, there was a secret agreement between banksters to keep Fed Reserve interest rates too low. This then allowed France and England to recover some of their lost gold, but at the same time Wall Street Stock Market bubbled with new credit created with private debts (new loans taken out by individuals).

    WW2 cause was finance capitalist agents, especially those of London, attacking Germany because NSDAP had the temerity to exit the international finance capital system. Finance capital and debt spreading had already bloodied Germany in WW1 and then the hyperinflation, and then loss of generational wealth. Germany had legitimate reasons for exiting the system, and wanted to live.

    The loss of generational wealth, also simultaneously transferred much of Germany’s patrimony to our (((friends))), who borrowed credit from their international money centers to buy up Germany on the cheap. Germans found themselves being dispossessed from the lands of their ancestors.

    Post WW2, finance capital had won by defeating Germany, and had a new golem. Atlantacism/ finance capitalism and its parasites jumped fully to a new host in Wall Street and control of the brain center – puppets in Washington.

    American agents sent to Bretton Woods post WW2 included the usual actors. White was the major architect working against Keynes’ Bancor System at Bretton Woods.

    From Wiki:

    Harry Dexter White (October 9, 1892 – August 16, 1948) was an ((((American)))) economist and senior U.S. Department of Treasury official. He was the first head of the International Monetary Fund, played an important role in formation of the World Bank. He was also a Soviet secret agent—”the most highly-placed asset the Soviets possessed in the American government.”[1] White succeeded in subverting American policy to favor Soviet interests over U.S. interests. Unlike other Comintern operatives such as Alger Hiss or Julius Rosenberg, White died before he could be brought to trial. Consequently, Harry Dexter White’s case has not been publicly scrutinized as closely as the Hiss and Rosenberg cases, yet in some respects, White’s subversion of US foreign policy may have been even more damaging.

    Working closely with the Secretary of the Treasury ((((Henry Morgenthau Jr.,)))) he helped set American financial policy toward the Allies of World War II. He was later accused of espionage by passing information to the Soviet Union.

    Bretton Woods was in 1944. The iron curtain was in 1945, 46.

    It was around 1945 that America’s finance Jews had an Ah-Shit moment, and realized that Stalin had created National Communism, and hence Soviet Union was no longer the (((international))) Comintern. Stalin was secretly double crossing Jews in the soviet union! The horror. The commanding heights of Russia could not be dominated by the tribe.

    The seat of Jewish finance capital power was in London, especially after BOE creation in 1694, but it also jumped to America in stages, turning America into the whore of Babylon, a Golem creature.

    To mix metaphors, the wooden stake into the Golem is an updated Bancor system, the Synthetic Trading Currency being developed and implemented by Russia. We are in stage 1 of 3, for that implementation.

    Our Jewish friends did NOT want the Bancor at Bretton Woods and they do not want Glazyev’s synthetic trading currency for the same reasons.

    If Globo Homo is going bezerk, it is because GH will be ejected from the Citadels of Power, and no longer in the cat-bird seat manipulating the world.

    The main reason new synthetic currency trading scheme is a threat, is because it makes an anchor for the world to price its goods.

    Being able to manipulate prices is part of the usury mechanism at the heart of money magick. If there is an anchor, then there is stability; and where there is stability, there is less opportunity to take sordid gain and profit.

    • Agree: inspector general
    • Thanks: lavoisier
    • Replies: @emerging majority
  84. Nat X says:

    Yes yts century is about to end and after the day of the rope it will be the dindoo century.

  85. Fred777 says:
    @Skeptikal

    “The chip situ will be sorted.“

    I’d bet Russia is self sufficient in chips for their defense industry. If they don’t have 10 inch touchscreens in their cars they are even better off then I thought.

  86. @Emslander

    What does atheism have to do with anything? Atheism does not conduct wars and crusades.

    • Thanks: Realist
    • Replies: @Swaytonious
    , @profnasty
  87. Mefobills says:
    @Fred777

    Besides, where are we going to find a wise leader?

    Putin was selected by Yeltsin. No doubt Yeltsin, when he was sober, had people from the Security State whispering in his ear. Only later was Putin elected.

    The Security State was the only organ of Russian that had not been infiltrated by Atlantacist fifth columnists.

    http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/europe/9908/16/russia.putin.03/

    Critics loudly criticized Yeltsin’s unexpected sacking of Prime Minister Sergei Stepashin just after Stepashin returned from a trip to Dagestan. But most Duma members were reluctant to challenge Yeltsin on the issue, fearing that he would exercise his constitutional right to disband parliament if they reject his prime minister choice three times.

    Yeltsin defended his choice on Monday, saying that Putin, previously head of the KGB-successor agency the Federal Security Service, was the ideal choice to handle the Caucasus crisis.

    Yeltsin, who is constitutionally barred from seeking a third term, has also declared Putin his choice to succeed him in next year’s presidential election.

    The whole affair was an emergency and had nothing to do with populist elections.

    In other words, parliamentary democracies are “populist” and cannot find wise leaders. The ability to run a civilization, and pander for votes (bartering and trading) are two different things.

    • Replies: @emerging majority
  88. Agent76 says:

    Jun 6, 2022 A REAL Russian Supermarket Tour! WITH PRICE CONVERSION – USD/EUR/GBP/CAD – Inside Russia Report

    I took my camera with me on a quick Beer run to give you folks an idea of what a small local supermarket in a village South of Saint Petersburg, Russia looks like. How do the prices compare to where you live?

  89. @Skeptikal

    Chip making is not sorcery. The circuitry logic is not esoteric, it’s logic. Heck, anyone with a masters degree in IT normally should know how to hardwire instructions with transistors or how to hardwire a microcode grid. I know how to. The only difficulty is the lithography technology. But again, it’s nothing that can’t be mastered. If you make waffles good enough and you master lasers and you master programming, basically it’s just making prints on silicon waffles. If the Chinese can do it, the Russians can do it. Given that the West can now stick its intellectual property up where the Sun doesn’t shine, if it doesn’t sell chips to Russians, the Russians will make them themselves.
    And given that there’s no affirmative action in Russia, no sexual or racial minorities quotas, they will be made by competent scientists and engineers.

    • Agree: hardlooker
  90. When the national debt reaches 100 trillion dollars then we will lease Hawaii to China for one hundred years.

    • Replies: @Anon
  91. Sam Smith says:

    Mike Whitney, are not the following, good things that should have happened a long long time ago?

    Washington has greatly underestimated its vulnerability to catastrophic geopolitical blowback that is about to bring the New American Century to a swift and excruciating end.

    A wise leader would do everything in his power to pull us back from the brink.

    Whose side are YOU on?!?

  92. Jim H says:
    @PetrOldSack

    “Nine trillion”? Who fronts such a number? — PetrOldSack

    As Mike Whitney stated, the Federal Reserve does:

    https://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/h41/current/default.htm

    Any questions?

    • Replies: @PetrOldSack
  93. Anon[646] • Disclaimer says:

    A chat between an ‘honest’ Jew and a White goofer.

    (((Banker))):

    So, let me understand this, you reckon that them pieces of paper you have are worth 500 ounces of gold, and you want me to give you this weight in gold in exchange for your papers?

    White Pleb:

    Yeah, that’s correct. When I sold you my wonderful invention that made you an enormous profit, you paid me with this paper and promised to redeem it for gold if ever I asked you to do so.

    (((Banker))):

    Well, well, well, you believed in my promise.

    White Pleb:

    Yeah.

    (((Banker))):

    When I “make promises” they have two different meanings depending on the context in which I make them. When I make a promise to my own (((people))) I’m morally and legally obliged to pedantically adhere to the terms as stated in the promise. When I make a promise to such as you I’m not obliged to adhere to the stated terms.

    My (((people’s))) texts have made this abundantly clear. (((Our))) ancient writings and laws unequivocally state that my (((people))) can legitimately cheat and defraud goyims. In fact, upon correct interpretation, (((our))) laws and ancient texts puts an onus on my (((people))) to relieve you goyims of your treasure.

    (((We))) keep nothing hidden. The facilities were/are there and accessible for you to check the meanings and definitions of the words, terms and phrases I use when I make verbal or written contracts with you.

    White Pleb:

    But, but, but …

    (((Banker))):

    Get over it, you did not educate yourself or even do any research, you allowed (((me))) to use my cunning and intellect to convert your talent and labour into gold.

    And now you think I’m going to exchange this gold that my cunning and intellect gained me for worthless paper?

    White Pleb:

    But, but, but …

    (((Banker))):

    Your dumbness just reinforces (((our))) belief that you goyims are nothing more than cattle. God created the lion to feed and thrive on weaker species, just as he created (((us))) to feed and thrive on your species.

    Like the lion basks satisfied in the sun after feeding himself and his cubs on the weak gnu, (((we))) bask satisfied after fattening ourselves and our offspring on your weakness.

    • Thanks: emerging majority, W
  94. @Commentator Mike

    The only ones who seem to have a clue are the Hungarians.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Naughtius Maximus
  95. The zionists have controlled America ever since they saddled America with their ATM debt machine aka their privately owned FED and IRS in 1913 and then came the zionist perpetrated wars and death and debt, all to the benefit of the zionist banking kabal.

    The FED aka zionist central bank and the IRS aka graduated income tax are 2 of the 10 planks of the communist manifesto and the WEF great reset is the complete communist manifesto renamed.

    Russia has called the zionist bluff and is winning the war in the Ukraine, the zionists found out that Russia is not Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Yugoslavia, and now Syria, the zionists have met their match in their march to a NWO satanist one world government.

    God bless Russia.

    • Agree: hardlooker
    • Replies: @Z-man
  96. @goeshittheragman

    The American tanks of the WWII were garbage.

    That doesn’t mean anything. The German engineering has been one of the best in the world but now they don’t have any competence in many fields.

  97. Anon[346] • Disclaimer says:

    The crux of the matter is this. You dont get to be a KGB Colonel in the old Soviet Union because you are a dunce.

    In the US, with a couple of billion dollars and the Ju backing I can get my pet Macaw Luigi elected to the White House. Fact is, the powers that be have done worse and got a doddering old fool captaining the USA Titanic.

    What we have lurking around the Beltway is a bunch of teenagers and like teenagers they do the same thing over and over again and get the same disastrous outcomes over and over again.

    I often wondered why Putin always had that secret smile, like he knew something we did not know. Well what he knows and what the majority of the US population does not (although many may nowbe seeing the light) is that we have an idiot at the controls with a darkie as co-pilot.

    Fasten your seat belts folks, bend over and tuck your head in. This is going to be a fiery crash landing but before that, your bent over position will be conducive to some in out activity before the end !

  98. aandrews says:
    @aandrews

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Luttwak
    “He is best known for being the author of Coup d’État: A Practical Handbook.”

    LOL
    He’s probably going to lose a star in his Amazon review.

  99. @Mefobills

    Another fascinating blend of erudition and informed speculation. “‘Globo Homo” strikes me as being a rather silly meme, though, as it’s not so subtle nuances tends towards forms of misdirection…in other words Thoreau’s “striking at the branches rather than grubbing out the roots”.

    We are talking Rousseau’s definition of radicalism here. Those roots, as you clearly point out, extend clear down to that Babylonian Money-Magick, as adopted by the Rabbinical Talmudists some 2,500 years ago.

    Again, as you have clearly stipulated, citing Glazyev’s synthetic trading currency; the answer comes from the still allowed to be brilliant minds in Mother Russia.

    There is an illness pervading Western intellectual circles, particularly in academia, the mass media of mindfuckery and a government dominated by overeducated idiotic particularists.

    This mass psychosis seems to have intertwined roots, emanating in the first instant from the horrific elitism of unmitigated Calvinistic Yankee materialism masked by puritanical religiosity and in the second, from the growing domination of the entire institutionalization of America by Sanhedrin-dominated Talmudism…in other words, a lethal combination of nitric acid with glycerine. Yes, that is metaphorical, but somewhat apt.

    The ruptured republic formerly known as America has become institutionally toxic. Personally, I cannot name a single major national institution which is not deeply corrupted and terminally devolutionary. The individuals involved in making critical decisions are not true grown-ups, rather they may be considered as adulterated children, many of whom have developed as coverted juvenile delinquents…as the scum, rather than the cream, rises to the top.

    Curiously, there are a dozen or more posters here on U.R. who demonstrate the erudition and the sensibility to better run this current madhouse than its elevated inmates. This phenomenon can be discerned throughout much of the alternative media.

    Of course, there are sleepers and shit-stirrers infiltrating almost every “alt-med” on behalf of various taxpayer supported “intel” agencies, both here in the U\$\$A and from abroad. But, over time they do tend to reveal their inner natures.

    Like so many posters here, I’m not about to offer any solutions to the madness, as per Dylan: “The wheel’s still in spin”. We are in the denouement of the Age of Pisces and quite possibly also the “Iron Age” of Kali, the destroyer of worlds.

    Outworn institutions and cultural patterns are becoming totally self-destructive. The exit from Plato’s Cave and from the lair of the Minotaur is already implicit within spiritual dimensions.

    The front lines in the eternal combat between light and darkness are currently highlighted in the Donbass. The irresistible force may have met it’s match in the immovable staunchness of a long-suffering Russia.

    Check out the raiments of the Emperor. Is all that finery merely a veil of illusion?

    • Replies: @Mefobills
  100. Anon[346] • Disclaimer says:
    @American Bulwark

    Great idea. We should also move all the Niggers , Non Whites and Jews there before we sign the final agreement. Also there should be a renewal option with the second term being 200 years and a clause that states all wetbacks will automatically be trans-shipped there. The lease cost will be 1 Yuan per year !

    The Chinks are a wonderful patient people with 4000 years of civilization behind them. These new Chinese citizens will be a wonderful addition to China;s productive capacity. Trust me, I am not lying.

    With this minor adjustment to our population mix, whites can then concentrate on restoring this country to what it used to be.

  101. @Mefobills

    Meritocratic autocracy does have it’s positive aspects. Truly republican governance is not an impossible dream. It would require a genuinely informed public and weighted voting based on the ancient Chinese concept of non-generational meritocratic advancement.

    So in his sober moments, Yeltsin managed to successfully skip a couple of steps along the way. His choice—or those of the whisperers—was not only brilliant, but inspired…perhaps by higher powers waaay above any human’s pay-grade.

    A Good Tsar happened to be exactly what Russia and by extension general humanity, appeared to require in order to survive the inroads of evil forces playing out the roles stipulated by the inter dimensional dark agenda.

    • Replies: @Mefobills
  102. Realist says:

    A wise leader would do everything in his power to pull us back from the brink.

    Then we are screwed for sure…there are no wise leaders in the U.S.

  103. @Badger Down

    Besides the Swiss Franc, which do you consider to be sensible currencies?

    Also, why would the given paper currency make much difference if we are headed to CBDCs? Which Western countries (and eventually all) clearly are.

  104. Realist says:
    @Wokechoke

    Joe Biden is the most obtuse politician I have ever seen. Joe the Obtuse, in fact.

    Biden was born a goddamn idiot…now he is brain dead. But the is irrelevant…he is only titular. Those that run this country are tearing it apart to get complete control

    If it comes to nuclear war, those who survive absolutely must be waiting for the assholes causing this nightmare as they emerge from their shelters.

  105. Anon[214] • Disclaimer says:
    @Sir Launcelot Canning

    Don’t worry, they are White and therefore will soon be following the carrot the Jews’ dangle from a stick.

    If Hungary was any good they’d have left the EU 8 years ago and joined the Russian Federation (and have told NATO to eff-off). They didn’t and won’t. The Jew bribe money to be had from Brussels is much too tempting for the corrupt people that most eastern Europeans are.

    Don’t doubt it, in 10 years time the streets of Hungary will be teeming with negros and Arabs and, like England, the natives will be cowering behind their sofas whilst the new-comers rape their mothers, sisters and children.

    England is so bad that White females (no matter how young) that report being raped by a negro or Arab will be practically sectioned under the mental health act and fired from their jobs and made unemployable.

    Fact: English police are actually ordering White British females to dress in an Islamist style. (Perhaps the Arab and negro rapists are accustomed to ripping shroud-like garments from their victims, and favour the same experience when they rape White English females?)

    Whilst this happens, English men creep around as second class citizens and make no murmur of protest as thousands of negro and Arab males between the ages of 14 and 50 are ferried to England by the UK coast guard.

    How gullible are the White English? The latest English newspaper headlines are telling English men that there are only 2% Arab and 2% negro in the population. But yet London with a population of 9 million is only about 35% native White Briton. Many other cities are similar.

    Dumb Whites? I can only imagine that God wants the cretins gone. After all, God created evolution, and evolution favours the strong and intelligent. Englishmen publically kneel before the trash that rapes their wives, mothers, sisters and daughters. This can’t be described as being strong and intelligent.

    Ditto White Americans as they kneel before the negros and the paederast family in the White house as they do the same to their country.

    • Replies: @Fred777
  106. Realist says:
    @emerging majority

    Germany has shot itself in the foot continually as a vassal-slave of the power which has maintained its occupation status since 5-8-45.

    Indeed how could a country that had so many intelligent people get so stupid so quickly?

    The economic reckoning across the fruited plain should begin to hit hard immediately following the November (s)election. Or do you think your vote actually matters and that you live in a free country?

    Excellent.

    Being an American all this makes me want to cry and laugh at the same time.

    I know the feeling. This country used to be a decent place to live… from 1945 to about 1965. It has slowly then quickly been turned into a shithole, for the benefit of the rich and powerful.

    • Replies: @Ukraine Tiger
  107. Buy 10,000 litres of cheap alcohol in small bottles. Use it as currency and you will be rich when the SHTF. This was the best currency during the bombing of Kosovo. If you are in a secluded place, buy a still .

    • Replies: @Sam Smith
  108. Uncle Jon says:
    @Locochon

    Good article except the last part about Europeans breaking free. He failed completely there IMO.

    If the last 70 years is any indicator of how the Europeans behave, and that is all we have to go by, you can make a safe bet about them continuing to eat shit and ask for seconds.

    No. Europe is slow walking to the cliff and they will jump as there is no turning back due to the tide behind them. The writing is on the wall. And I believe that is what exactly US wanted. This whole thing in phase one is not about Russia or even China. It was about taking out Europe.

    Mission accomplished.

    • Agree: Realist, JR Foley
  109. @Backward

    Putin is using the Jews, not vice versa.
    https://www.unz.com/article/twilight-of-the-oligarchs/

    One of the most fascinating aspects of Putin’s political career is that it combines an often flamboyant rhetorical and performative philo-Semitism with actions that directly harm or obstruct Jewish interests. As mentioned in a previous essay, Putin is one of Europe’s foremost promoters of the Holocaust narrative, but it is a Holocaust narrative significantly less useful to Jews than the Hollywood/Spielbergian version we are so used to in the West. It’s a Holocaust narrative stripped of Jewish exclusivity, imbued with geopolitical moral codes favorable primarily to Russia, and unashamedly directed by, and for, Moscow rather than Jerusalem. In another curious example of rhetoric clashing with reality, in 2016 Putin invited Jews to come and settle en masse in Russia, presumably knowing full well that thousands of Jews were already leaving Russia at an increasingly rapid pace. In 2014, more than double the number of Jews left Russia than in any of the previous 16 years.

    We need more “philo-Semites” like Vladimir Putin.

    Read the whole article, broaden your mind and stop being Drawkcab !

  110. Decoy says:
    @Wokechoke

    “German rearmament ends NATO”. NATO should have ended when the Soviet Union disintegrated but we know that, instead, it got bigger, and bigger, and bigger. Its the pinnacle of an indestructible bureaucracy. It has survived and prospered in the current Rules Based Order. The risk that NATO faces is that a 2nd Rules Based Order is on the horizon and China and Russia are going to write different rules.

    • Replies: @Joe Wong
  111. gsjackson says:
    @Franz

    Yeah. They made my life illegal for two years, now they’re making it unaffordable.

  112. Mefobills says:
    @emerging majority

    By this late stage in history, a few of us know what went wrong, and how to avoid it.

    The Stolypin Group and Russian Academy of Science pretty much get it right.

    So, where did America go wrong? (I’m American, so it interests me.)

    Probably the founders didn’t fully understand the Atlantacist construct, as it was fairly new in world history. They blamed King George, when George was being manipulated by Parliament and BOE.

    I also fault Benjamin Franklin for being a dumb ass, and not seeing what was right in front of his face. Benjamin and his Philadelphia Leather Apron Junto would use the press to prepare the minds of the sheeple. Benjamin saw first hand that average people are not capable of making high level decisions…..they have to be guided to vote correctly. In Franklin’s time, some of the Juntos in other cities were (((Infiltrated))) by mammonites, who were self interested and were not for the general welfare. They were for Oligarchy, and especially for the London finance class, so they gravitated to the colonial decision centers.

    Post revolutionary war, U.S. backslid when Hamilton allowed foreign creditors (yes, many of the worst sorts of people) to own stock in the first bank.

    Hamilton did this as a matter of realpolitik as post war creditors were demanding their pound of flesh. But, there were other ways of guaranteeing profits for this class, rather than giving them a seat at the banking table.

    Hamilton had a sinking fund which was supposed to “buy out” some of the foreign agents he mistakenly allowed to own first bank stock. Of course, the new stock owners did NOT want to be bought out, they wanted to take permanent gains on the productivity of the new republic. The sinking fund was never used, or at least I can find no evidence.

    Treasury stock ownership of first bank stock became more and more diluted over time, and hence the first bank became less sovereign. Never allow your sovereign money power to become privateered.

    The other giant mistake was to allow POS Robert Morris to block Bills of Credit from being the money source of the land. In other words, the entire Colonial Experience was Bills of Credit, and the real reason for the revolutionary war, was thrown away capriciously.

    Is Robert Morris a Crypto Jew? Probably. If it walks like a duck.

    Article 1 section 8, sits there like a cancer tumor, destroying everything the founders meant to create. A country is not to borrow its credit, it is to “create it.”

    https://www.unz.com/mhudson/destiny-of-civilization-interview-by-ben-norton/#comment-5340100

    Another mistake was fractional reserve corporate banking, with gold in the reserve loops. Then on top of that, to allow international trade imbalances to be settled with gold flow.

    So, a mercantile country, which exports too much, will drain gold from the deficit country. This then levers (at least 10:1 ratio) a rapid depressionary collapse in the deficit country, leading to war.

    So, all of this money manipulation skull fu#kery and stupid as#sery is well known by now… or at least by a few. Of course it is not taught in Western economics skools, where the idea is to obscure things, rather than enlighten.

    The new synthetic trading currency will inform exchange rates, so national currencies will be adjusted up or down in purchasing power.

    So, was America suicided or murdered?

    I say it was murdered.

    • Replies: @emerging majority
  113. @Dr. Rock

    When the rich and powerful, get too rich and powerful, the “game” loses it’s intrigue, because they have been winning for so long.

    They never think they are winning. They always think that any attempt to defy them means they are on the verge of losing all power.

  114. @Sir Launcelot Canning

    Croatia seems to be having none of it also.

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
  115. Mefobills says:
    @emerging majority

    Meritocratic autocracy does have it’s positive aspects. Truly republican governance is not an impossible dream. It would require a genuinely informed public and weighted voting based on the ancient Chinese concept of non-generational meritocratic advancement.

    Yep.

    I always ask the question, “How do you select for your hierarchy?”

    It is the most important question nobody is asking.

    Athens used sortition democracy. To be self selected, usually the citizen would have undergone autodidact self training, to become an expert. So, they were informed voters.

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

    In Athens, to be eligible to be chosen by lot, citizens self-selected themselves into the available pool, then lotteries in the kleroteria machines. The magistracies assigned by lot generally had terms of service of one year. A citizen could not hold any particular magistracy more than once in his lifetime, but could hold other magistracies. All male citizens over 30 years of age, who were not disenfranchised by atimia, were eligible. Those selected through lot underwent examination called dokimasia to avoid incompetent officials. Rarely were selected citizens discarded.[11] Magistrates, once in place, were subjected to constant monitoring by the Assembly. Magistrates appointed by lot had to render account of their time in office upon their leave, called euthynai. However, any citizen could request the suspension of a magistrate with due reason.[12]

    Universal suffrage democracy is a bad joke, and the joke is on us unfortunately.

  116. Fred777 says:
    @Anon

    “Don’t doubt it, in 10 years time the streets of Hungary will be teeming with negros and Arabs and, like England, the natives will be cowering behind their sofas whilst the new-comers rape their mothers, sisters and children.“

    It will take longer than 10 years if it happens at all. Unlike the west, Eastern Europeans will meet out an ass kicking when it is warranted.

    • Replies: @Mefobills
  117. 4justice says:

    The neocons and globalists who whisper directives into Biden’s ears know EXACTLY what they are doing. This is a controlled demolition of the old system to bring about the Great Reset, digital currency, a social credit score system, a great culling and transhumanism.

    • Replies: @Sir Launcelot Canning
  118. Realist says:
    @Observator

    Since the one percent own the most dollars I think it’s a pretty good bet they are not going to allow those dollars to turn into hot air.

    No one said they would. But the Deep State wants to tear down this country to the point where they can achieve total control. One thing that will do that is extreme inflation, another is the elimination of morality. The rich don’t care if gasoline costs \$100 a gallon…or \$500 a gallon, they can easily afford it, can you? The purpose of all the sexual freaks is to destroy the fabric of society.

    • Agree: coolhand850
  119. UNZ needs a new writer to replace ‘Ask A Mexican’ who disappeared with (((Ask A Nazi))).

    Im sure there’s many Ashkenazi’s out there who would love the commentary.

  120. It wasn’t an American century, it was a Jewish century. Actually it was more like a Jewish Millennia when you consider that Jews also controlled (((Christian))) Europe from its outset.

  121. Realist says:
    @Sir Launcelot Canning

    What chance does anyone have against the Cartel?

    Famous last words.

    That’s what the French aristocracy said in the late 1700s.

  122. I am not surprised by this turn of events. In the Book of Daniel, we read, “At the appointed time [the king of the north] will return back [Russian troops will return to where they were previously stationed. It also means means military actions, a major crisis, plus the break-up of the EU and NATO. Many countries of the former Eastern block will return to a military alliance with Russia], and will enter into the south [because of ethnic conflict], but it will not be as the former [Georgia – 2008] or as the latter [Russia’s current military actions in Eastern Europe also will not evolve into WW3. This will happen only later, after Russia’s return], for the dwellers of coastlands of Kittim [the distant West] will come against him, and (he) will broke down [mentally], and will go back.” (11:29, 30a) And then “the great power sword” will be used. (Revelation 6:4) Jesus characterized him in this way: “A frightening things both and extraordinary (related to unusual phenomena) from sky powerful will be.” (Luke 21:11) Because of the use of these terrible weapons there will be significant tremors along the length and breadth of the regions [of strategic importance] and famines, and pestilences. Some ancient manuscripts contain the words “and frosts”. The Aramaic Peshitta: “and will be great frosts”. (Luke 21:11) We call this today “nuclear winter”. In Mark 13:8 there are also words of Jesus: “and disorders” (in the sense of confusion and chaos). The Aramaic Peshitta: “and confusion” (on the state of public order). The global nuclear war, (this will be the fulfillment of the sign of Jesus), will start with an ethnic conflict: “For nation will rise against nation”, like as in 2008 in Georgia. (Matthew 24:7) It won’t be Armageddon. “But all these things are a beginning of birth-pains.” (Matthew 24:8, DLNT)

  123. @mephisto

    If Putin was the savior of mankind, he would have aimed his so-called hypersonic missiles at the recent Davos and Bilderberg get togethers. But of course he didn’t do that. Those aren’t really his enemies, as they would like you to believe. Obviously, he’s one of them.

    It’s the reason he got to the outskirts of Kiev the first week or two, and suddenly tucked tail back East toward Crimea. His masters put the word out, flattening Kiev was out of the question. “Don’t be a fool comrade! There will be no more Holodomors’ at this time. We will let you know when.” He said, “Yes Sir Boss”, and back toward Commieland he went. If he hadn’t, there would have been no more Vladimir Vladimirovic on this planet.

  124. The west act like your typical GlobalHomo gay pride, BLM/Occupy Wall Street/ bla bla bla activists, with their dance and whistle public freak show routines, then out of nowhere Russia sends a hypersonic up their anal cavity and )))Kaboom((( they are gone faster than they arrived.

    Russia doesn’t just talk the talk, they walk the walk, and are in it to win it.

    Long live Mother Russia

    CQ aka Runavitch Yousonabitch

    • LOL: coolhand850
  125. @Observator

    When there is hunger, only then revolutions happen and this will happen first in Europe. This late autumn not only will food prices skyrocket, homes will be cold and there will be rolling electricity cuts. Even the cops in Darth Vader designer armour will not be able to stop it.
    I think the Americans will join the party a little later.

  126. @Skeptikal

    SNP is down because 6/8 is the ex-div date.

    • Replies: @Skeptikal
  127. Very good piece from Whitney, and, yeah, our debt levels are unsustainable, and the uncoupling of the dollar as the world’s reserve currency is inevitable, and the consequences of that uncoupling are both predictable and unpredictable.

    We will see what happens. But two additional points.

    First, all the other nations of the world have their own set of very hard problems. China is heading to depopulation, and has the most gigantic real estate bubble in the history of mankind. Like us, they too have engaged in a blatant form of currency manipulation, though different.

    Russia may be sitting on a wealth of natural resources, but they too have a declining birth rate, rampant alcoholism, and overall a dismal standard of living that is the historical lot of the Russian people, whether it’s run by Czars, Commissars, or Oligarchs.

    Europe has been overrun with Africans, and their quasi socialist governments will continue to sink their economies. Africa remains a terrible place. Southeast Asia depends on making trinkets for us. Japan is an ossified nation.

    Second, the USA COULD turn it around, though it has an only a weak outside chance. To do so, the nation would have to

    1. Reject both the neocons and wokiests.

    2. Start maximizing our natural resources of which we still have quite a bit — oil, gas, timber, arable land.

    3. Stop going into debt.

    Of course, I get it — all three are remote possibilities, but they do exist, especially #2. Do we have the will?

    • Replies: @Mefobills
    , @Anon
  128. @Levtraro

    Today, I will go with Icke’s Lizard people lol, but don’t hold me too it. My guess, as to the culprits, will likely change by tonight or tomorrow. I’m convinced there is a conspiracy one way or another.

  129. @4justice

    THIS is what I am NOT looking forward to.

    My alternative would be to get all of the red-pilled white people in Europe and North America and group them in a resource-rich English-speaking territory (Huns and Croatians can probably speak some English). This is a physical location where we could hold out against the bleak, dystopian future for a little or a lot longer. In the chaos that is descending on our world now there will be a moment when they are weak and the time will be right to make the move.

    What is the chance of pulling this off? About the same as winning Powerball. Still, someone eventually DOES win the Powerball.

  130. @Levtraro

    Your writing uses helium as a semiconductor.

  131. peterAUS says:
    @Levtraro

    …who are these “masters of the universe”…

    You probably meant “masters of international finance”.
    People who came together in Jackson’s Hole in August 2019.

    Maybe interesting:

    The girl came for instructions, in private. Couldn’t even trust her own GCSB.

    • Thanks: V. K. Ovelund
    • Replies: @Z-man
  132. Z-man says:
    @Desert Fox

    Yes, God bless Russia & Godspeed as they should win this special operation and get what they want/need to fight ZOG, but I’m still wary of… ‘the Power of The Cabal.

  133. The EU is sinking into recession, supplylines have been severely disrupted, food shortages are steadily emerging, and gas and oil prices are through-the-roof. By every objective standard, the sanctions have not only failed, but backfired spectacularly. Can’t the Biden people see the damage they’re doing? Are they completely divorced from reality?

    It appears to be intentional; probably related to the agenda at the World Economic Forum of implementing a virtual economy.

  134. Mefobills says:
    @Fred777

    Don’t doubt it, in 10 years time the streets of Hungary will be teeming with negros and Arabs and, like England, the natives will be cowering behind their sofas whilst the new-comers rape their mothers, sisters and children.“

    How do you figure? London is at an advanced stage of cancer, as it is the center of finance capitalism.

    Finance capital wants its capital to be international, to find gains anywhere in the world. Or, it wants to import cheap labor, to get the lowest labor price.

    So, even though Hungary has a parliament, it is an “Illiberal Democracy.”

    Hungary was screwed almost as bad as Germany, in the Treaty of Trianon.

    https://www.jrbooksonline.com/HTML-docs/Trianon_ch1-2.htm

    The first scientific step toward world recovery and peace is to find the cause of universal suffering. Years of careful investigation and minute examination of the facts and official documents relating to world disease have disclosed that the underlying causes are largely the Versailles treaties and the Treaty of Trianon. The cure, therefore, is elimination of these harmful treaties.

    We shall examine these treaties, particularly the Treaty of Trianon, show how and why they were made and why and how they constitute the fundamental and underlying causes for the present world unrest and ailment. We shall show why governments of Christian nations clasp the bloody hand of the ungodly government of Russia. We shall indicate the remedy and the road to world health and lasting peace.

    (At the time, the Bolsheviks has inserted themselves as a parasite into the Russian brain.)

    The 1956 Hungarian revolution was a revolt against Jewish rule:

    http://www.renegadetribune.com/the-1956-hungarian-uprising-was-an-anti-jewish-revolt/

    In Hungary in 1956 there was an uprising by ordinary Hungarians against their ruling class about which the British historian David Irving wrote a book he named, ‘Uprising’.

    Re-reading this excellent book recently it occurred to me this was the first time an all White modern European population took up arms and actually began hunting and killing their rulers.

    The FIDEZ party just won by a landslide that Orban said you can see from the moon.

    https://www.gbnews.uk/news/hungarys-viktor-orban-hits-out-at-eu-and-ukraines-zelenskyy-as-he-wins-election-landslide/264090

    In his victory speech, Mr Orban criticised Mr Zelenskyy and also Brussels bureaucrats as he listed them among “opponents” he had faced during the election campaign.

    Addressing supporters in Budapest on Sunday, he said: “This was a huge victory.

    “They can see it from the Moon, but certainly from Brussels as well.”

    Brussels is an outpost of the “finance class” installed after WW2, when the (((Atlantacists Won))).

    No doubt that sophisticated Hungarians know all of the above.

    Zsolt Bayer is one of the founders of Fidez.

    http://hurryupharry.net/2013/03/03/zsolt-bayer-on-jews-and-liberals-for-you-only-death-is-the-proper-punishment/

    One should not really argue that certain writings by journalists associated with the center­‐right, such as the infamous commentaries of Zsolt Bayer, cannot be deemed as racist. It is also a fact that there are people associated with the center­‐right political community who support the rehabilitation of the historic period of Admiral Horthy.

    In other words, Hungarians of the center right want to return to the Hungarian Constitutional Kingdom , of which Admiral Horthy was the last representative (even though he was called a Governor).

    Many of today’s Russians want a return to the Tsar System, to then protect themselves against predatory Liberalism. They do blame liberalism on Jews, and that is a fair allegation, given historical events.

    https://katana17.com/2015/11/12/zsolt-bayer-the-white-genocide-speech-transcript/

    Read the whole speech, but below is an excerpt:

    There are traditional weapons, atomic weapons, chemical weapons. And now we can see that there exists the ethnic weapon.

    And now, this is what has been deployed against Europe and against the white race by the “invisible hands”.

    Hungary will be the last white country to fall.

  135. anon[383] • Disclaimer says:

    @meamjojo #43

    So the chip manufacturers are black-listing Russia. Are they also black-listing Russkie-Ukie neon? Do you suppose the Russians might have a little leverage there?

  136. Beagle says:

    Amazing how quickly the neocons/libs squandered the “unipolar moment” and “new American century.” Through corruption, gutting US industry, and ill-considered wars they’ve managed to screw up everything in just over 30 years. They aren’t even good at propaganda any more. Propaganda requires verisimilitude. They’re reduced to old fashioned censorship they’ve become so bad at information war.

    They spent twenty years and trillions of dollars to replace the Taliban with the Taliban. In an effort to prevent a “Shia triangle” including Iraq, they installed a Shia government. Their China policy backfired, assuming it wasn’t intentional. They’ve screwed up their plans to get rid of Russian naval bases in Syria and Ukraine. Despite looting Russia through the 1990s and pouring an absurd amount of billions into Kiev, they lost Crimea in 2014, are losing the Donbass now, and probably will lose Odessa. They’ve spent trillions on gee whiz Buck Rogers weapons systems which are crap and don’t even have functioning hypersonic missiles yet. And so on…

    Neocons/libs are the worst geopolitical strategists in world history. Playing with the strongest hand, they’ve managed to go bust in just a few decades.

    • Agree: Notsofast, Harold Smith
    • Replies: @CelestiaQuesta
  137. Biden and the JEW/WASP Ruling Class of the American Empire are a clear and present threat to the safety, security and sovereignty of the United States of America.

    The JEW/WASP Ruling Class of the American Empire has been poking the Russian bear for well over a century.

    Only Baby Boomer boobs and scumbag rats in Swamp City DC and others benefiting from the Ukraine Loot Slush Fund give a rat’s arse about Ukraine.

    Get the Krauts a nuke and get the American Empire the phuck out of Europe!

    Young Germans in Germany will get nukes and they will kick the American Empire out of Germany and they will be gracious enough to have a beer-soaked celebration at Ramstein Air Force Base to mark the end of the American Empire’s occupation of Germany.

    Japan will get nukes, too, because it don’t make no sense that India and Pakistan have nukes but the Krauts and Nips don’t.

    It is the evil and treasonous and greedy slobs in the vile Baby Boomer generation that want everybody so interested and concerned about doings in Europe or Asia or EurAsia. The Baby Boomers must be financially liquidated and a 20 percent federal funds rate and Fed balance sheet fire sale will do that right quick.

    The WASP turds have always had a fever brain for Russia and the so-called SLAV MENACE and the WASP turds and some Jew named Jacob Schiff funded the Japanese military way over a hundred years ago to attack Russia. Later on Pearl Harbor got bombed all to Hell as a result of the WASP turds and the JEW dopes and their money-grubbing hatred of Russia and the WASP/JEW turd hatred for the SLAV MENACE.

    That dumb rich boy scumbag Harvard asshole Teddy Roosevelt and his filthy blood relation scumbag Franky Roosevelt and the WASP turds were the historical and strategic cause of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

    Actions from centuries ago and decades ago have consequences.

    Roosevelt, Teddy that is, must have had great fun directing events at Wentworth By The Sea getting the Russians and Japanese together after the dust had settled from the Japanese/Russian War. The evil WASP/JEW Ruling Class of the American Empire used the Japanese to attack the so-called SLAV MENACE and Russia, and they thought it was funny. Now the treasonous filthy money-grubbing scum in the WASP/JEW Ruling Class of the American Empire are using Ukraine as a weapon to attack Russia.

    • Replies: @Skeptikal
  138. One would rather avoid criticizing any writer at The Unz Review too harshly (an error I have made before and would prefer not to repeat); but unfortunately some credulous U.S. reader, crediting the present article’s conclusion, will regrettably react by going out and making an extremely imprudent investment decision, thus unnecessarily losing a tall pile of hard-earned cash (and unnecessarily complicating his annual IRS 1040 filing, to boot).

    The only thing keeping the USD from vanishing into the ether, is the trust of credulous people who continue to accept it as legal tender.

    Incorrect.

    A lengthy explanation as to why this advice is incorrect could be given, but few except readers about to make investment decisions based on such advice will be sufficiently motivated to investigate, so let me just point such readers in the right direction. First, it is indeed true that the U.S. dollar is under enormous and mounting international pressure, the main reason being that the U.S. runs persistently large trade deficits. Second, it is also true that the United States’ spastically, fantastically hostile reaction to Russia during 2022 is exacerbating the first problem. Third, however, within the United States, the dollar has value, and despite some inflation will strongly retain value, because payment of federal taxes is mandatory, because federal taxes are fairly heavy, and because federal taxes can only be paid in dollars.

    Much nonsense meant for consumption by nervous U.S. Boomer MAGApedes has been written elsewhere regarding Modern Monetary Theory (MTT). Such nonsense fatuously converts MMT into a political football when, as @Mefobills has correctly observed, MMT is in fact little but a description of how central banking actually works in current practice. If you wish to learn more, therefore, please disregard the nonsense and just go to learn just a little about MMT from some economist that understands it well enough to explain it cogently to an audience of laymen; for once you have done this, you will have established the basis to understand why the article’s advice is just wrong.

    If you wish to learn more, I recommend an excellent comment given two years ago, including suitable references, here at The Unz Review by @Si1ver1ock. After that, if you wish to keep abreast, then start following the outstanding, occasional articles of Ellen Brown, again found right here at The Unz Review from time to time.

    • Replies: @Jim H
  139. anon[383] • Disclaimer says:

    What’s the composition of the \$300 billion frozen Russian assets? If there’s a substantial proportion in dollars, that may not turn out to be much of a loss to the Russians in the longer run. Just more worthless paper come home to roost. Might even help spike our inflation, not that we need any help.

  140. Mefobills says:
    @kpkinsunnyphiladelphia

    Russia may be sitting on a wealth of natural resources, but they too have a declining birth rate, rampant alcoholism, and overall a dismal standard of living that is the historical lot of the Russian people, whether it’s run by Czars, Commissars, or Oligarchs.

    Fair points, but all of the trends are turning around, except birth rates of white people.

    Since I’m on a Hungarian kick, the Hungarians probably have the most generous incentives for white women to give birth:

    https://dailynewshungary.com/despite-govt-efforts-there-are-not-enough-births-in-hungary/

    Total Fertility Rate was 1.2, and now is 1.6. Still not at replacement rates of 2.1

    At least trying to replace your population with your own people (Hungarians) and not immigrants, is an honorable goal.

    Whereas, the western elites could give a damn about deracinating a population, and turning everybody into debt slaves – work units disconnected from history. No blood and soil.

    You cannot have, to paraphrase Stalin, a hostile rootless cosmopolitan class running civilization’s affairs.

  141. ==========================================
    ==========================================

    MIKE WHITNEY:

    Here’s your ‘reserve currency’ thought for the day: Every US dollar is a check written on an account that is overdrawn by 30 trillion dollars.

    It’s true. The “full faith and credit” of the US Treasury is largely a myth held together by an institutional framework that rests on a foundation of pure sand.

    In fact, the USD is not worth the paper it is printed on; it is an IOU flailing in an ocean of red ink.

    The only thing keeping the USD from vanishing into the ether, is the trust of credulous people who continue to accept it as legal tender.

    ==========================================
    ==========================================

    Absolutely CORRECT sentences.

    In fact, I am not able to write sentences like them.

    I wish I could write sentences like them as Mike Whitney did.

    Mike Whitney, however, DID NOT tell us about the U.S. Federal Reserves’ balance sheet — which has NEVER been audited according to former Congressman Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul — that contains \$90 trillion of long-term liability.

    I am not joking with the “90 trillion dollars” figure!

    \$90 trillion is a lot of money.

    • Agree: JR Foley
  142. ricpic says:

    If the world somehow escapes what the WEF/UN/Washington/Brussels has planned for us Putin will be celebrated as a great liberator.

    • Agree: Buck Ransom
  143. @Naughtius Maximus

    “Croatia seems to be having none of it also.”

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/hispanics-have-been-hit-much-harder-by-covid-than-have-blacks/#comment-5379443

    “OT

    Two days ago, I went to see gay pride parade in Zagreb, Croatia. In my opinion- it’s all fake. Perhaps over 70-80% of “marchers” were young females, which is impossible for a gay event.

    It’s all about media brainwashing of young people & female exhibitionist behavior.”

  144. @coolhand850

    that’s about it: there never was an “American Century”. There is only

    a Zionist Century. And

    it grinds bloodily onward.

  145. @Jim H

    Thanks Jim, …isn’t the Federal Reserve part of “an institutional framework that rests on a foundation of pure sand” alas the author? Thanks again for correcting me.

  146. Z-man says:
    @peterAUS

    LOL, like I said before, she’s best qualified to be a meeter greeter at the international airport in New Zealand so her current duties as a lackey for the ‘powers that be’ is appropriate.

    • Replies: @peterAUS
  147. @EliteCommInc.

    https://www.npr.org/2022/04/22/1094390348/russians-are-feeling-the-impact-of-sanctions-but-the-worst-is-still-yet-to-come

    That NPR link is pretty hilarious.

    The Russians, it appears, are already suffering… because they can longer obtain Michael Jackson “first press” vinyl albums. At any price!

  148. Skeptikal says:
    @cylindrical crown

    Wrong.
    It has been down for months.
    Maybe you bought it yesterday.

  149. Lots and lots of encouraging news in this article. Thanks, and keep up the good work.

  150. Skeptikal says:
    @Charles Pewitt

    “Young Germans in Germany will get nukes and they will kick the American Empire out of Germany and they will be gracious enough to have a beer-soaked celebration at Ramstein Air Force Base to mark the end of the American Empire’s occupation of Germany.”

    Ah, the Prussian bear!
    Not joking.
    Both Prussia and Russia are “bears.”
    They should understand each other.

    https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/berlin-moabiter-br%C3%BCcke-genannt-b%C3%A4renbr%C3%BCcke-otto-stahn/pgHtMUO12jsZCQ

    https://www.imago-images.com/st/0105973548

  151. Cookie says:

    Money is a good Idea as a representation of value, who wants to lug a cow down to the corner shop when you want to do some bartering!

    What has happened to money is the problem, those entrusted to protect its value and integrity are the biggest swindlers and crooks, we have allowed the fox to run the hen house.

    Eternal vigilance people! That means everyone not the few.

    “Haven’t got time people, I want to watch a bunch of cars going around in a circle at high speed!” That doesn’t cut it.

    The swindlers love these distractions because they can get on with their robbery unmolested.

    And the American dollar is backed by something of high value, an immense military. Thats why we have trouble because countries like China and Russia know you have to spend blood to extract yourself from the octopus.

    • Replies: @Brian Damage
  152. @Mefobills

    Apply the Athens procedure to the Federal Reserve and we are getting ahead.

  153. The Antonov 12B transport of Sich Airlines (Ukraine), (UR-11819), which has made a couple of trips in and out of Uzhhorod airport in Ukraine, is on the move again, from Doncaster in the UK (it got there via Ostrava in the Czech Republic), with an ostensible landing in Cairo.

    https://www.flightradar24.com/MSI6549/2c2b3df5

    I wonder

    a) if it’ll divert to Uzhhorod, perhaps via another airport.

    b) what kind of missile system you can get in an AN12B. The Brits promised something snazzy to the Ukrainians a few days back.

    The Ukrainians also have a bigger AN124 which I’ve not seen for a week or two, I think the last time I saw it, it was heading to one of the Baltic States.

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
  154. @nsa

    The thought of all that “real stuff” they can’t get hold of is what has driven Jewish money lenders insane. To the point they’re willing to risk nuclear war to obtain it.

    • Replies: @Harold Smith
  155. Jim H says:
    @V. K. Ovelund

    ‘Within the United States, the dollar has value, and despite some inflation will strongly retain value, because payment of federal taxes is mandatory, because federal taxes are fairly heavy, and because federal taxes can only be paid in dollars.’ — V. K. Ovelund

    Let’s make a substitution and see how it reads:

    ‘Within Argentina, the peso has value, and despite some inflation will strongly retain value, because payment of federal taxes is mandatory, because federal taxes are fairly heavy, and because federal taxes can only be paid in pesos.’

    Yet the peso’s external value has steadily collapsed, by roughly 40% per year. In any country that isn’t totally self-sufficient, this makes imported goods increasingly unaffordable.

    Argentina manages to feed itself because it grows food. But don’t try to buy any imported manufactured goods or electronics there. Between the high tariffs and the collapsing peso, they’re either unaffordable, or unavailable at any price.

    Japan is another country swept up in the MMT fallacy, printing unlimited amounts of yen to suppress its government bond (JGB) yields. The J-yen is duly collapsing.

    When any country, either in word or in deed, starts following MMT policies, short its currency to oblivion … because simpletons with a childlike belief in free money have taken charge, and shortly will trash the joint.

  156. HCQ says:
    @coolhand850

    Neon gas is used in the etching process of the silicon to create transistors.

    • Agree: V. K. Ovelund
  157. @YetAnotherAnon

    The flight history

    https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ur-11819

    is interesting. The blank takeoff or landing sites are presumably Uzhhorod, and Istanbul/Tekirdag are close to TB2 drone production, but why Juba or Khartoum in Sudan? And why Oran? I refuse to believe this is normal commercial traffic at a time like this, it’s got to be driven by state needs, either Ukrainian or US.

  158. @Yukon Jack

    “the Fed seems to be able to conjure up new things to keep alive”

    I tend to agree with this. While everybody and his brother are talking about how the dollar is going to fail this year, I’m not so sure that’s going to happen.

    That’s because the most important thing to the controllers is CONTROL. And the existing banking system is THE control mechanism.

    So, before they let the USD die and begin the perhaps unpredictable experiment with CBDC they will pull every trick they have out of their ass to keep the tried and true slavery system going.

    So, I think we are going to have several years left where, due to enormous debt destruction, the jew toilet paper known as cash will still be king.

    When the dollar finally dies in relation to the ruble or yuan, the US may not even exist.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  159. The evil and treasonous JEW/WASP Ruling Class of the American Empire has used the biggest bond bubble in history and a series of asset bubbles to buy off the Baby Boomer money-grubbers. Plutocrats and their advisors think in terms of generations and demographics and how to retain power.

    After the federal funds rate was raised to 20 percent in 1981, and all the asset bubbles were popped, it was obvious that a big fat bond bubble of massive private and government borrowing was on the way.

    Treasonous rat whore Reagan and the rancid scum in the Republican Party used the borrowing binge made possible by imploding the asset bubbles in 1981 to reward plutocrats and bankers and to buy off the money-grubbing scum born before 1965.

    That is why the irresponsible and immoral scum born before 1965 kept their greedy mouths shut about nation-wrecking mass legal immigration and mass illegal immigration and all the other anti-White nonsense.

    They were bought off with borrowed loot. That borrowed loot was stolen from the future by these greedy bastards born before 1965.

    They stole demand from the future and they didn’t think twice about it.

    QUANTITATIVE TIGHTENING NOW

    TWENTY PERCENT FEDERAL FUNDS RATE NOW

    ASSET BUBBLE OBLITERATION TO SAVE THE WHITE CORE AMERICAN NATION

    ABOLISH NATO NOW

    NATIONALIZE THE FEDERAL RESERVE BANK NOW

  160. @coolhand850

    It’s unreasonable to expect you to have any experience in engineering or industrial/process design, but why would you make such an ignorant statement with a tone of such authority?

    • Agree: Brian Damage
  161. peterAUS says:
    @Z-man

    Feels good, but it’s wrong.

    The girl is very good at what she does. Better than any opposition to The Agenda that exists in New Zealand. Australia too, because those against The Agenda in Australia and New Zealand do try to cooperate and collaborate . Zero result, so far.

    She, effectively, made tens of thousands of Kiwis lose their jobs. She contained, pacified and dispersed the protest before the Parliament with minimal use of force.
    She controls all the media in the Kiwiland and, hence, all of the sheeple there. Say…90 % of populace. The rest is incapable of anything effective.

    She just got her instructions.
    Looking forward to seeing their implementation in New Zealand.

  162. @Anonymous

    I’ve learnt a new name to call them today: the Skeksis.

  163. JimDandy says:
    @Wokechoke

    Is he, though? Or is he the most animalistic predatory crooked president of the last hundred years?

    It could be both.

  164. @Jim H

    Yours is a sound argument—a better argument than the article’s author advances at any rate. I think that I largely agree with your argument.

    When any country, either in word or in deed, starts following MMT policies, short its currency to oblivion … because simpletons with a childlike belief in free money have taken charge, and shortly will trash the joint.

    I’d go easy on the simpletons, whose lack a duty to grasp fiat monetary mechanics, but you are right about the allure of free money. Yours is almost more an argument against democracy than against MMT, isn’t it?

    [MORE]

    Libertarians and specie

    The trouble is that—let us not be harsh by unjustifyably insulting them as simpletons—but let us say doctrinaire libertarians unschooled in (and uninterested in) fiat monetary mechanics have an unfortunate tendency to glorify specie money, disregarding the economic depressions specie once repeatedly midwifed, and also disregarding that every single country on earth with an economy of significant size—even Switzerland!—has seen fit to retire specie from use as money. Maybe there is a reason?

    Argentina and Japan

    Maybe there is no good answer. I don’t really know enough about Argentina to comment intelligently, yet the the decline in the value of her currency (relative to the fiat U.S. dollar, mind) during recent years is indeed impressive. Your other example is Japan, whose currency appears to show no similar trend, but this does not necessarily make you wrong.

    Fiat and debt

    I nonetheless observe that fiat central banking has seemed in actual experience to function well in advanced economics for many decades (for the U.S., among other countries, has had a mostly fiat system since 1933 and, as you know, a purely fiat system since 1971), and am impatient with persons that insist on ignoring the manifest, extensive, obvious evidence that it has functioned well—for those that insist that it has not functioned well tend to do so by selectively blaming every economic ill on fiat while simultaneously crediting every economic advance to other causes. And even were this not so, there is something wrong with certain Americans who have been publicly insisting every single year since the late 1970s that the national debt were unpayable and that the dollar were therefore imminently on the brink of collapse, whereas the dollar apparently never actually collapses, and whereas the national debt evidently never stops being paid. The certain American just don’t get that we largely owe the money to ourselves, and anyway that macroeconomics is unlike the microeconomics with which they are familiar, in which debt plays a different rôle.

    If you really want to drive a libertarian gold enthusiast up the proverbial wall, just try pointing out to him that persistently balanced federal budgets are deflationary and, to that extent, provoke unemployment and the idling of productive resources generally—effects that make the nation poorer, not richer.

    The real threat, misunderstood

    The irony is: a real threat to the dollar now actually exists, in the form of the looming dedollarization of international trade, yet the certain Americans of whom I have spoken are bound to draw the wrong lesson from this threat because they remain, in varying degrees, resistant or impervious to evidence that contradicts their preferred narrative. The dollar can decline for reasons that have nothing to do with their narrative, after all.

    So, Argentina? Maybe. Argentina is a country with a national life of her own. I do not know what the main trouble with Argentina is but abuse of MMT is certainly a plausible candidate. I do not deny it.

  165. @Jim H

    By the way, as long as we are going to leverage the Argentine peso as an example, it seems only fair to skip across the border and examine also the Brazilian real, which as far as I know is consciously and deliberately managed according to MMT.

    The Brazilian real shows the opposite trend.

    This bit of evidence alone does not suffice to undermine your argument, an argument which, as I have admitted, makes sense to me; but it does caution one against relying too strongly upon a single example (Argentina) whose woes may or may not be ascribable to MMT.

    • Replies: @JamesinNM
    , @Jim H
  166. JamesinNM says:

    The so-called Civil War ended America.

  167. JamesinNM says:
    @V. K. Ovelund

    Economist Michael Hudson is a superb resource.

    • Replies: @V. K. Ovelund
  168. Joe Wong says:
    @Decoy

    Both China and Russia agree the world should be a rules based order world, those rules are UN and WTO rules, not the rules made up by the American or the collective West on the go to suite their convenience.

  169. abcdef says:
    @mephisto

    Mike Whitney made a mistake when he said “Proponents of Washington’s proxy-war have no idea of the magnitude of their mistake or how much damage they are inflicting on their own country.” Not sure they did not know, None of them cared, they hid the facts concerning the application of sanctions from the public, and everyone one of them knew, destroying Russia at any cost, was part of the plan, since Carter.. check it out..

    Let’s hope Putin is not forced to use nuclear weapons, the response will be the end of the human race.

    we are dealing with a complete global in scope takeover by industries.. Each industry, the oil and gas industry, the international shipping industry, the domestic trucking industry, the global food industry, the global weapons industry, the education industry, the prison industry, the electric grid industry, the power generation industry, the solar power industry, the road building industry, the whatever industry, the information industry, the propaganda industry, the sewer and water industry, the housing industry supported by local zoning laws, and each these industries are not domestic to any nation state; they have business operations in every nation and significant place in the world. The have no central office, so it is immaterial to the industries where today’s problem or opportunity is, tomorrow it will be somewhere else.

    Collectively these industries are running (dictating to) every nation state in the NATO group , in the USA group, and so on. So the industries are today a cartel. and the strength of the cartels has been assured by the law making powers given to the cartels by the no bodies elected to run the nation states.. The legislatures of these nation states created monopoly power and gave it to the industries and the industries used it to form monopolies that no one any where in the world can break.. As long as the laws of deeds, copyrights, and patents exist, the industries and their corporate parts remain untouchable; they have all the powers to crush any would be competition and to invade any nation or place that has a competitor which might challenge or compete with the interest of the industry cartels.

    As of Sept, 2020, 92% of the balance sheet of the wall street industries are composed not of physical assets but of intangible assets( copyrights, patents, trademarks, privatized governmental service organization contracts and so on).
    These industries do not perform any work themselves, they license the right for others to work for them.

    IN OTHER WORDS the corporations demand the nation states make this or that law or tax the tax payers and give the tax proceeds to this or that industry (i.e. Covid 19, monkeyvirus, Ukraine) or that insist that the government take another loan out from the Fed Reserve or world bank or IMF and give the proceeds to the corporations. Our governments are not allowed to produce anything themselves. These industries are made are of many corporations and no government is free to legislate or govern without the permission and in accord to the demands of the various industries. The governed masses are never consulted.

    The governed people(you and I) have no power,. Because of copyright and patents the corporations have all the power. The constitution itself does not allow the people any power, in the USA, the corporations hold massive general elections, but no voter in those elections can vote for the President or Vice President, and the maximum number of persons any particular voter can vote for is three (Two votes one for but two jobs of Senator [nationally there are 100 Senate jobs] from the state in which the voter resides, and one vote for the job of member of the house of representatives to represent the people of a congressional district (there are 425 such member of the House of Representative jobs nationally). In other words no person can caste a vote for 424 of the 425 members of the house of representatives, and no person can caste a vote for 98 of the 100 Senators, and no vote people cast in general elections for either the President or the VP counts (<=Presidents and VPs, are elected by only by the electoral College in the USA ). There are no nation state governments with a functional political system still working (the governed masses have been removed from and denied any say in the global corporate system of industries that now control most every government in the world.) Russia may be a part of that international industry organized system, the verdict is still out on that, but I think Putin is not and that is why he has so much trouble with wealthy owners of corporations in Russia. (Biden said the world cannot allow Putin to lead Russia or something like that).

    I think Putin is fast becoming the most powerful man in the World because he represents the people of the country he governs. Outside of Russia, the Chinese People's Party led by Xi Jinping may be the only government still remaining in the world, which keeps in check the corporations it allows to operate in China. We shall see. but that government has raised the living standards of nearly every person in China.

    The west, particular America should be ramping up industry to compete with the Chinese, instead the industries in America are moving to China. I think the operating guts of most industries will soon be based in China. and that the war in Ukraine was forced on Russia as a progressive step designed to attack and eliminate the Chinese Communist Party in China in order to take from the Chinese People, a government that has their welfare as its overall goal. I am not a communist I believe whole heartedly in Capitalism, but monopoly powers(copyright and patent) and privatization of the parts of our governments done by the industries, has destroyed capitalism and turned Republican type governments into type tyranny.

    I don't think the system of industries that now control most of the world will approve using nuclear weapons, they would have no markets left for the goods and services they and they alone have exclusive right to design, produce and sell. Russia has for the time being stopped the industry powers in Ukraine. what remains is how many of those nations that went along with sanctions will once again become customers of Russia?

    • Agree: A B Coreopsis
  170. John Frank says: • Website

    Russia’s economy will shrink 15% this year and 3% in 2023 as the hit from Western sanctions, an exodus of companies, a Russian “brain-drain” and collapse in exports wipe out 15 years of economic gains, a global banking industry lobby group said.

  171. @peter mcloughlin

    I posit that the collapse of civilizations is not a natural cycle but one based on Jewish infiltration and subversion.

    • Agree: Liosnagcat
  172. @Ukraine Tiger

    Militant atheist communists in China and Russia murdered more people in a single century than the inquisition and a thousand years of crusades combined.

  173. @Observator

    Anything is better than the atheist leftist globohomo hell coming down the tracks. Absolutely anything.. even death.

  174. @Carroll Price

    The thought of all that “real stuff” they can’t get hold of is what has driven Jewish money lenders insane. To the point they’re willing to risk nuclear war to obtain it.

    I believe that’s not quite the case. The jews running the corrupt West are all billionaires or at least multimillionaires and as such they have access to the best of everything this society has to offer. And yet everything they’re doing in the world today is destructive to their society and their wealth. That they’re willing to risk nuclear war – which would destroy their societies and make their dollar and euro denominated assets worthless – strongly suggests that something else is driving them.

    As I see it, the jews running the corrupt West do what they do because they’re evil; in a sense they’re slaves to the demonic forces that possess them. In terms of worldly manifestations, a major problem they have is that they can’t stand to see anyone else prosper, or to be in a position to prosper; evil hates a good example. So when Abel found favor with God, Cain had to kill him. If Libya, Iraq or Venezuela are pulling themselves up by their bootstraps, the jews have to intervene and put a stop to it. If Russia, China and Iran are doing well for themselves, the jews have to attack them. So I’d say it’s not that the jews necessarily want Russia’s resources for themselves; rather, they just don’t want Russians to have any benefit from it.

    • Agree: Carroll price
    • Replies: @eyes wide shut
  175. @Mefobills

    Thanks for the Econ-404 info, particularly in the earlier stages of the Republic. I’d long known that Hamilton was either a type of patsy for the entrenched interests or even perhaps, an agent. Morris slipped under my radar coverage of that era. Jackson was quite the hero in his battles with the bank and their Philadelphia mainliners. His successor, though, Polk, was part of the “extend” slavery bunch and was also an arch imperialist, as per his invasion of Mexico. That was not really necessary as the northern outposts they had “inherited” from Spain contained very few Mexicans and were ripe for the plucking.

    At the Juniversity of Minnesota back in the 60’s, I took one Econ course. It was horrible. Obfuscatory and convoluted, truly the dismal science, as presented in that diploma-mill bastion of academicist nonsense. So one might say that I’d been inoculated against further explorations in that direction. Ditto, their allegedly “clinical” psych department. B.F. Skinner and his Pavlovian mantras was the rage in that “school of thought”.

    A wise-assed Jewish kid name of Robert Zimmerman, from over to Hibbing, which then boasted the biggest manmade hole on the planet, the Hull-Rust Mahoning mine; was a lot more prescient than me. He had the chops to drop out of that institutionalizationizer after serving one single semester.

    The proof is in the pudding. The U\$\$A is currently being managed by bevies of institutionalized idiots who are most proud of the letters succeeding their surnames and are quite innocent of being able to think outside the box.

    “Little boxes, little boxes, little boxes made of ticky-tack”. Sometimes there are valuable lessons to be found within the popular music of the 60’s…before rock n’ roll lost it’s soul. Even Dylan’s stuff from the last 30 years or so, with very few exceptions, are painfully assembled rather than spun out of inner space and outer resonance.

    Oh well. At least during the next go-round on the wheel of karma we can at some arcane level bear witness to having lived the ancient Chinese curse of “may you live in interesting times.”

  176. @Beagle

    Leftist filth must be puzzled wondering why the test of us can’t imagine the greatest assets of all, GlobalHomo, BLM and a billion plus military age migrants on a path of white replacement.

    Somewhere in a top secret BL4 BioWeapons lab, a team GlobalHomo scientists have cloned a gay nigga with a gay monkey and now we got Gay MonkeyPox.

    Just in time for Gay Pride Month.

  177. JR Foley says:
    @Swaytonious

    USA 1776-2022 been at peace all of 22 years —the rest of the time WAR. Now recently —since WWII ( The big one) was Korea ( South Korea entered North Korea so when North Korea returned the favor —it was called aggression by North Korea) and then Vietnam ( fake attack to start the conflict ) and then came Serbia –Libya ( We came we saw he died—ha ha ha ha ha ) and then Afghanistan and another rout in Iraq —-friends with Saddam one day –next day Saddam vicious dictator BUT USA sponsored Saddam against Iran. Now all these murders —sorry civilian collateral damage is what –40 million and small change? In God we Trust is indeed the God of the Underworld —Pluto or Satan –a liar and murderer since the beginning.

    • Replies: @Swaytonious
  178. @Mefobills

    Weighted voting, based on something akin to the Hellenic system you so kindly provided for our enlightening delectation; where every citizen is granted one vote, but where those autodidacts who offered their services and passed through various “ordeals”, would be granted two or even multiple votes.

    As a transitional solution, such a notion might not displease the uninformed masses inordinately. It might even goad them into bettering themselves. Achievement of the status of a meritocrat might offer some inducements towards civic betterment.

    Will such futurist ideas, based upon sound historical examples, ever see the light of day within the foreseeable future? Not highly likely when the majority of Americans are sub-urbanites. Gertrude Stein described that happy-acres, never-never land quite succinctly: “There is no there there”.

    Raising children within the chaotic insanity of a rat-race enculturation process will inevitably result in an oversupply of “wokes” and assorted ambulatory jokes.

  179. Jon Chance says: • Website

    Neither the so-called “US dollar” nor any other bank currency has ever really been backed by gold.

    Jews and their “banks” have been counterfeiting currency for hundreds of years, if not much longer. That’s the primary reason why The Chosen People been expelled from over 100 civilized nations.

    [MORE]

    But here is the point: If our nation can issue a dollar bond, it can issue a dollar bill. The element that makes the bond good makes the bill good, also. It is absurd to say our nation can issue bonds and cannot issue currency. Both are promises to pay, but one fattens the usurer and the other helps the people.

    – Thomas Edison

    Fools’ Gold – Robert Carroll

    By monopolizing this commodity the moneyed classes have got Nature by the throat and the community under their heels…. Compared with this process, usury is mere child’s play.

    – Alexander Del Mar in The Science of Money

    Advocacy of gold or gold “backed” money rests on dubious foundations. The discussion that follows will reveal some of the semantic deception, half-truths, doublespeak, self-interest pleading, and historical errors employed in gold advocacy polemics.

    The Pope admitted in 1992 that Galileo had been right. This has nothing to do with gold money, but it is offered to show that neither antiquity nor authority makes a phony idea anything but phony.

    There is a strong belief among gold money advocates that little bits of gold, especially if they are stamped with the image of some authority and numbers make better price counters than numbered pieces of paper or computer bytes. The belief involves a perception of what money is. The person who holds that belief perceives money to be something real and apparently needs to see and hold in his hand a physical manifestation of it.

    Gold is heavy, and refined gold is bright and shiny. It satisfies an emotional need however meaningless it is to the function of money. Money is a product of human mental fabrication. It always has been; it always will be. It is a tool that facilitates exchange. Modern society could not run without it or some equivalent accounting system….

    https://freerepublic.com/focus/news/674984/posts

  180. As usual, an interesting and occasionally entertaining piece from Mr. Whitney.

    Despite his apparent quest to make sense of a nonsensical world, though, I do get the sense that Mr. Whitney is oblivious to the possibility that everything is going precisely according to plan.

    When the world is being run by a bunch of genocidal psycopaths, where is the logic in questioning the trajectory that they’ve placed us on – when the motivation for same is self-evident, hidden in plain sight because we’re (apparently) cognitively incapable of accepting the bleedingly obvious?

    Klaus Schwab’s exclusive private club for psychotic billionaire megalomaniacs, the World Economic Forum, has openly advertised that their vision for the world removes the USA from it’s position of sole superpower, and proposes George Orwell’s 1984 on steroids forever for any survivors, eating bugs and maggots, owning nothing and being happy. What’s so hard to understand about that?

  181. Miro23 says:

    In the finacialized world there’s a standard LOOTERS PLAYBOOK that can be used at the level of a single company or an entire country.

    It’s Pump and Dump.

    In the Pump phase the maximum of money is created and driven into this financialized thing (company or country). The resulting boom in valuation is owned by the bubble masters (those with access to the vast pool of cheap borrowed money).

    When enough new money can’t be created to inflate the bubble further then it’s the Dump phase.
    They sell first and convert their bubble money into real assets (hard currencies, land, resources etc). Then the company collapses – or if it’s a country – the country collapses – and they move on to the next exploitable country.

    The hitch in the current cycle is that the pre-prepared next-exploitable-country (Russia/ Ukraine) slipped out of their grasp (client Putin turned on them) and despite their hopes China couldn’t be subverted.

    That basically leaves organized Jewry stuck in the collapsing USA with a few very unsuitable (powerless) bolt holes like New Zealand.

    So instead of partying with Berezovsky (probably assasinated by Putin), Khodorkhovsky (imprisoned 8 years by Putin) and Kolomoisky (owner of Azovstal destroyed by Putin) they’re stuck in the US with a bunch of Anglos like Bill Gates who were never going to be invited the Russia/Ukraine party in the first place.

  182. Anymike says:
    @Anonymous

    Hey, what about the small hats? Beanies? Hymies? Heebs? Yids? Or the good, old-fashioned kikes?

  183. @coolhand850

    It is no accident or coincidence sanctions are benefitting Russia and hurting the West. That was their intentions all along.

    Yup, it sure looks like the next step in the Talmudic take-down of Western Civilization. I want to believe that Putin is the hero of Christendom, but he sure looks like he’s just playing his part in this piece of kabuki theater.

    Washington has greatly underestimated its vulnerability to catastrophic geopolitical blowback that is about to bring the New American Century to a swift and excruciating end.

    Unless they know exactly what they’re doing. The author assumes that our (((leaders))) are working for a U.S. triumph, but just can’t stop screwing things up. But what if their plans are unfolding exactly as they wish, with the downfall of Western Civilization, and the mongrelization of the world’s population?

    • Agree: Kolya Krassotkin
  184. Daniel H says:
    @John Frank

    Russia’s economy will shrink 15% this year and 3% in 2023 as the hit from Western sanctions, an exodus of companies, a Russian “brain-drain” and collapse in exports wipe out 15 years of economic gains, a global banking industry lobby group said.

    Well, they would say that, wouldn’t they? What else is new?

  185. The rise in prices of fuel, food, bread, everything that we are experiencing in the West, and presumably elsewhere, would have in the past caused riots and revolutions. Now nothing. They can up the prices even more and there will be no response.

  186. @JR Foley

    Doesn’t change the fact that atheists are more dangerous than theists.

    • Disagree: Ukraine Tiger
  187. antibeast says:
    @John Frank

    Russia’s economy will shrink 15% this year and 3% in 2023 as the hit from Western sanctions, an exodus of companies, a Russian “brain-drain” and collapse in exports wipe out 15 years of economic gains, a global banking industry lobby group said.

    Let’s wait and see what happens to the EU economy when Russia cuts off gas exports to Europe. If the Europeans don’t freeze to death, they might as well kick out the EU.

  188. The English also abused their North Sea oil fortune, selling it for a pittance for years.

  189. mermaid says:
    @Commentator Mike

    You are the only one on this page who got the story right. It is about the Khazarian consolidation of the Slavik lands and thus Europe. The US ia already owned by the Khazars. And whoever controls Crimea and Eastern Ukraine controls Europe and the world. I pray that these monsters get exposed and done away with but so far they are very succesful. The war in Ukraine is no more then ethnic and land cleancing so that they can smugly moove in, supposedly investment and to rebuild possibly invited by the victors and then usurp and destroy the local population-the Slavs. Kissinger said that he did not think for Israhell to exist beyond the year 2022. And here we are. The virus was to soften the Western world through fear and this war is to husten the depopulation agenda. I hope and pray that Putin is the good guy. I dont know. PS. i got my self put into a very long FaceBook jail because i posed a question whether the Ukrainians were to be the new Palestinians when and if Ukraine becomes the new Khazaria aka the new Israel as the porn actor aka Khazarian president Zelensky already said-that he wants Ukraine to be the new Israel. Did not someone said that if one wants to know who really is in control-critisize them.

    • Thanks: Commentator Mike
  190. @Frank Marshall Davis Jr

    “F the EU!” was as much sexually frustrated Vicky Nudelman’s wail of despair over not getting any action from her absurdly obese husband, Bobby Kagan, as it was a demand that the countries of Europe toe the neocon line. Her getting a good hard **** every now and again would do wonders for world peace.

    I remain surprised that those were cookies she was passing out at Maidan square instead of condoms in packaging featuring the Great Seal of the United States.

  191. The U.S dollar was officially crowned the world’s reserve currency and was backed by the world’s largest gold reserves thanks to the Bretton Woods Agreement. Instead of gold reserves, other countries accumulated reserves of U.S. dollars. Needing a place to store their dollars, countries began buying U.S. Treasury securities, which they considered to be a safe store of money.

    Now it is not considered “a safe store of money”. US can arbitrarily refuse to honor its debt because it doesn’t like a country.

    For decades the US has been running a scam in which it exchanges its fishwrap currency for things of genuine value. (oil, manufactured goods and labor) But now the Biden troupe has scrapped that system altogether and divided the world into warring camps.

    All that manufactured goods and labor to provide Americans with a high standard of living must now be transacted with something tangible. Gold backed currency or exchange of goods.

  192. PJ London says:
    @omegabooks

    I am sorry but you are commenting like a total idiot.
    So you have a years supply of food and then you have even land and some seed, you have your guns to ensure that no band of ‘outlaws’ steal from you or rob you, great.
    Then what?Do you have horses, mules or oxen to plough next years fields?
    Do you have the tools to plant or harvest? Do you have even a clue when to plant, how to fertilise and when or how to harvest?
    There will no electricity then what?
    No fuels, then what?
    No medicines, no fruits, no markets. How long could you and your family survive living off the land?
    Try and make a coat or trousers from scratch.
    Try and make shoes or boots, are you really capable of making needles from animal bones and where do you think you will get or make the thread?
    You are going to somehow cut pieces of wire that you scavenge into needles, as soon as you find a way to make holes in the wire that is.
    Where do you think you will get wool and even if you catch and domesticate the sheep, who is going to build a spinning wheel?
    How would you go about making a spade or a hammer never mind high technology such as a handsaw?
    Would you recognise Iron ore if it jumped out of the ground and bit you?
    Can you design and make a forge?
    Oh you are going to forage for all these things in Walmart which has been looted and abandoned. How do you get there? How do you drag the loot back to your lair?
    When it goes south, it will revert to caveman level because the tools, factories and skills to maintain anything higher has been destroyed and will take a 100 generations to rebuild.
    My (ex-Special Forces) son attended a “Prepper” meeting. Next day one of his colleagues asked if he learned anything. “Yes” he replied, “I have the names of 50 people who have got a ton of stuff that will last me for 30-50 years if anything bad happens.”

  193. @retroangelic

    China will lose much of the EU market (second largest trade partner)
    which will go into decline and USA having taken out one competitor
    will be able to target China with further measures to weaken them.

    EU’s GDP is mostly relying on exports. China’s GDP, like the US is mostly internal. Only 18% of China’s GDP is exports. The US is about 10%.

    See the link below and see which countries are more vulnerable.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_trade-to-GDP_ratio

    If China decouple totally with the US and EU, its economy will be largely unaffected. On the other hand, EU’s economy will be devastated.

  194. Dule says:
    @Old Brown Fool

    Actually, US\$ was supported by brute force only, with the oil and ‘American people’s output’ being just a facade. Do you really think that Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Libya, Iraq, Iran and other oil producing nations would not have prefered their oil paid in their own currencies all these years? If so, they could have printed more of it at any time, enabling them to install even more golden bathtubs and diamond chandelliers in their mansions, and to add more blond girls to their harems. The past oil payments in US\$ were like a local bully buying all his food from a near-by grocery store and leaving IOU notes instead of cash. The store owner is too afraid to ask for money, but his wife eventually decides that she’s had it and demands the bully to pay. The result is that she gets gang-raped, her husband is badly beaten and confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life, with their home and business both burned to the ground.

    • Replies: @Wokechoke
  195. Jim H says:
    @V. K. Ovelund

    ‘the Brazilian real, which as far as I know is consciously and deliberately managed according to MMT.’ — V. K. Ovelund

    Actually, the article you linked about Brazilian economist and MMT advocate Andre Lara Resende says the opposite:

    ‘Resende … has initiated a lively debate in the country by criticizing dogmatic fiscal and monetary orthodoxies.’

    ‘Dogmatic orthodoxies’ means old-timey notions like balancing the budget and keeping the central bank’s balance sheet expansion modest.

    ‘The way for Brazil to overcome dependence on foreign capital would, therefore, be to increase public investment, reject fiscal austerity and, if necessary, expand the monetary base.” — Isaías Albertin de Moraes, Blog LADES

    Argentina has been following this prescription since the peso’s 1:1 peg to the USD broke in 2001. Then, one peso bought one US dollar. Now it takes 121 pesos to buy a dollar.

    Oh, and Argentina defaulted again on May 22, 2020. MMT regimes with obligations payable in foreign currencies almost invariably do.

    MMT make-believe goes ‘poof’ the instant one steps outside the border of LaLa Land into the harsh real world, which wants to be paid in hard currencies rather than freshly-printed MMT confetti.

  196. Decoy says:
    @John Frank

    So “a global banking industry lobby group” has issued a projection and you apparently agree. I don’t doubt that the sanctions will negatively affect the average Russians standard of living temporarily but Russia will remain as one of the worlds most self reliant countries. They will get through this debacle better than Germany. Western media would like us to believe that Russia is isolated from the world but when you have almost 2/3rds of the worlds population as neutral or on Russia’s side they are far from being isolated. The EU, NATO, and the United States have exposed themselves to greater risk than Russia has. As for Ukraine, there might not even be a Ukraine in 10 years. My guess is that Victoria Nuland isn’t going to be visiting Kiev anytime soon.

    • Replies: @Brian Damage
  197. Sam Smith says:
    @Rev. Spooner

    Buy 10,000 litres of cheap alcohol in small bottles. Use it as currency and you will be rich when the SHTF. This was the best currency during the bombing of Kosovo. If you are in a secluded place, buy a still .

    This is a very interesting comment. Can you please tell us HOW alcohol was used during the bombing of Kosovo?

    Were people bartering alcohol as a FUEL for other tangible goods?

    Or were they bartering with DRINKABLE alcohol?

    • Replies: @Rev. Spooner
    , @Odyssey
  198. “the American Century”

    It’s hardly the “American” century. America was hijacked years ago by the international bankers. Average Americans are relentlessly gaslit by the media and apparently too dense to see through it, although many have signed on to the synagogue of satan and feast on the blood of their countrymen and foreigners alike.

    • Replies: @geokat62
  199. @Cookie

    At the end of the Roman empire, money printing went into high gear. Inflation was rampant. To fund its military industrial complex and to spent on their decadent pleasures.

    It was common knowledge that China invented paper currency. Did you know why prior to the 20th century, China insisted to get paid with silver, gold and copper? To a point that the British had to force opium down China’s throats as payments? Prior to the Mongolian takeover of China, China used paper currency backed by precious metals. When the Mongolian Yuan dynasty ruled China, money was printed out of thin air to fund its military. In just 97 years, the Yuan dynasty collapsed. China began using gold, copper and silver ingots and coins afterwards. For large transactions, paper currency were used and be backed by gold or silver.

    The Anglo-Empire is now at the end stage just like the Roman and Mongol empires.

    • Replies: @Francis Miville
  200. profnasty says:
    @Ukraine Tiger

    Atheism allows sin.
    The wages of sin,
    Is death.

    • Agree: Swaytonious
    • Replies: @Ukraine Tiger
  201. @Decoy

    Agree. Russia is extremely self-reliant. A Russia-China trading alliance will make both countries impervious to any external factors. Food, oil, minerals, metals, water, weapons and technology. Even nuclear energy, both Russia and China have large uranium reserves.

    China consumes 70% of the world’s semiconductors and most are imported. With US sanctions, China is now making its own chips. Pretty soon foundries like TMSC and Samsung will not have the economy of scale to compete. China is already capable of 14 nanometer chip lithography. That’s the threshold to 7nm and smaller. Silicon’s limitation is 1-3nm. Bismuth is the next medium that can go beyond 1nm. Guess who has 90% of the world’s bismuth reserve. China.

  202. geokat62 says:
    @eyes wide shut

    Excellent comment, EWS.

    Despite it being only your second comment, I look forward to reading more top notch comments from you.

  203. @Here Be Dragon

    As if a neon-producing plant in Ukraine could not be outsourced elsewhere.

    • Replies: @Brian Damage
  204. denk says:

    I thought covid , even OMG is passe, we’r into monkeypox now ?

    Why am I struck down by the bug and rendered half dead these past weeks ?

    gawd curse USAss

  205. @Old Brown Fool

    Yes, you are correct regarding fiat currency and its intrinsic value derives from productivity and other resources.

    What you failed to realize is when the US printed more money that its current production level, it is essentially issuing IOUs to overspend beyond its means.

    Unlike Zimbabwe, which printed money without any countering mechanism causing its currency to devalue and inflation running in the thousands of percent, the US printed money(quantitative easing, QE) and balance it with issuances of treasuries bonds. Treasury bonds are IOUs. Bought domestically and internationally. The issuance of bonds and the fact that the US currency is the world reserve currency (petrodollar) maintained the value of the US dollar. However, they are not able to control inflation.

    Since the 2008 financial crisis, QEs went into high gear. They caused inflation in the equity sector like the real estate and the stock markets. Housing prices are through the roof and the stock market are seeing valuations far exceeding its intrinsic value. Inflation never really affected the consumer market despite wage stagnation because of low cost goods coming from China, low cost fuel coming from the middle East and cheap processed food from all over.

    All that came to a stop when Trump and Biden’s ideologues started to muck things up. Sanctions on countries that maintained the US’s comfortable status quo. Oil price is rising, food prices is rising and consumer goods getting more expensive. I see income/affordability ratio exceeding the 1980s and 90s. Remember the time when a computer cost \$2,000 in 1990s dollars? The buying power of US 1 US dollar in 1992 is \$3.00. That’s a \$6,000 computer in today’s \$. Prices at the pump were about \$1 a gallon in 1992, June 2022, the average price at the pump is \$5.00/gal. Cost 5 times more. The median income in 1992 was about \$30,000, in 2021, \$80,000. 3.75 times.

    I wonder who is going to buy more US treasury bonds now that Biden is going nuts seizing properties and dishonouring debts because of ideologies. The illusion of the trustworthiness of the US dollar is gone. The sanctity of Western property rights is gone.

  206. @Francis Miville

    Not everything can be outsourced easily. Like pharmaceutical base, rare earth mining, neon is one of those.

    About 70% of global neon supply is produced in Ukraine as a by-product of steel production in Russia. Ukraine supplies more than 90% of US semiconductor-grade neon. The gas, a byproduct of Russian steel manufacturing, is purified in Ukraine. Ukraine and Russia still operate the old-style massive manufacturing plants that have long since disappeared from Western countries, and have the gas in abundance.

    China has 53% of the world steel production and is very self sufficient with its own neon supply given that it still has a few old style steel plants. The rest of world needs Russian neon.

    • Agree: Here Be Dragon
  207. @Brian Damage

    You are ignorant to the utmost. During the Roman Empire as well as the Early Byzantine Time, there was no paper per se nor any equivalent medium such as parchment used as currency payable to the bearer. There were sealed letters though but they were considered of value only when delivered through a proper detachment of legionaries, otherwise they had no legal value. The problem was the lack of quick enough and sure enough communication. Inflation during Roman times and for long after was mostly a matter of coin metal debasing. Money could only be minted, not printed.

    The Roman Empire could afford to be “decadent” in the modern sense, that is to say pleasure-oriented, only during its ascensional phase, only during its periods of growth and cultural development, especially under the influence of newly-conquered Greece. The real economic stagnation and decadence happened when military conflicts and expenditures prevailed over any other consideration due to general morality being oriented more and more towards combat as an end in itself, resulting into a more and more feudal state of things : it was the generalization of military “virtues” and personal “honour” motivating duels that resulted into imperial decadence as that game was better played by Germans.

    The city of Rome as it was conquered by Alaric has forgotten about the cult of delicate pleasures and related culture for at least two centuries : they had since long given way to the cult of money-making and power-grabbing as ends in themselves, with the concomitant valuation of penny-pinching austerity of lifestyle : that clear shows in the history of art and architecture, with the latter being more and more exclusively military and cheaply executed.

    Paper currency used in pre-modern China bears little similarity but in form to the one we know of : it existed as part of the means of control of a very centralized bureaucracy. Actually it was a way to pay people in a virtual form only as many communist countries such as Cuba still do, with tenders that were more like tokens or food stamps than currency. You could use that printed money only in the stores run by the very organization, bureaucracy or system that had printed it, like company money in company towns. You had very little freedom of use when you were given those tenders. The aim was to confine a population being given those tickets in exchange for their work or services to a very limited and definite space of economic survival. The aim was for the central government to confiscate all real metallic money for their own use among the real privileged (in the same way weapons were confiscated) not to make anybody access a wider national or global market. Like at an earlier time in Sparta where intrinsically valueless but hard to reproduce steel coins were issued to the same purpose, the use of those tokens was to curb private entrepreneurship by limiting the avenues of wealth circulation and putting them under stern surveillance, not to foster it. Paper proved to be so practical as it was not very resistant then (they could not go beyond the quality of bus tickets) so they reverted not to the use of precious metals (which were a state or oligarchical monopoly) but to mere harder to imitate tin tokens (sapeks or cashas, whence English “cash”) that more functional for that intended use.

    What you say is otherwise true is that the Mongolic Yuan Empire did try to use that mere token or paper money in a more Western fashion as a precious currency in itself so as to finance military expenses, but quite like Law’s experiment in Regency France (1715-20) the experiment quite rapidly ended into bankruptcy and made the population immune to the use of paper or token for other uses than small daily transactions. Modern paper-money started with the use of change letters and cheques first reserved for use among very big bearers (first in Austria, then England) and then being very gradually democratized, and we know of no other civilization than our own having engaged into that practice. France accepted paper-money first in the form of certificates guaranteed upon definite pieces of land before accepting that they be guaranteed upon stored gold, and Jefferson followed suit in the US. China did nothing of the kind, it actually had a payment already much closer to those of communist states.

    • Replies: @Brian Damage
  208. @Sam Smith

    Yes, sell only drinkable and safe alcohol or they will come for you with pitchforks. You will find more than enough customers to barter. In exchange you can set your price and get whatever you need.
    Another its (During WWII) was cigarettes. In this age, cigs, vape pens, batteries etc.
    These are Jewish tactics and YOU SHOULD only do them in times of desperation.

  209. @Francis Miville

    Debasement of coins. There you go. Stop hair splitting with words. It is the same as “money printing”.

    • Agree: littlereddot
    • Replies: @Jim H
  210. Sneaky globalized central bankers are to blame for INFLATION.

    Biden’s Ukraine Scheme is imploding and the fraudulent scam to launder loot through Ukraine is unpopular with the American people.

    The Federal Reserve Bank, the ECB, BOJ and other globalized central banks have used monetary extremism to reward globalized plutocrats and the top ten percent loot holders. Whites born before 1965 in the USA have been bought off with multiple asset bubbles to remain mum about WHITE GENOCIDE — race replacement — and mass legal immigration and mass illegal immigration and multicultural mayhem.

    Germans and Italians and others are buying Russkie resources and the ECB hasn’t raised interest rates in 11 years.

    Spaghetti with vodka sauce and German potato salad with vodka. Italians and Germans are occupied people and they are under totalitarian control by the JEW/WASP Ruling Class of the American Empire. Amazing the Krauts and Wops are showing the amount of independence they have been through this American Empire Ruling Class Ukraine Loot Launder Scheme.

    Abolish NATO now!

    Abolish the EU and ECB now!

    Abolish the CIA and FBI now!

    Nationalize The Federal Reserve Bank now!

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  211. @Harold Smith

    “slaves to the demonic forces that possess them”

    Sounds about right to me.

    For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

  212. Jim H says:
    @Brian Damage

    ‘Debasement of coins … is the same as “money printing.” — Brain Damage

    One might add that most of the Federal Reserve’s trillions of QE is ‘keystroke currency,’ created digitally by crediting a bond seller with thin-air reserves.

    ‘Money printing’ still serves as a good generic term because it’s an image that’s tangible.

    Let us hope that the statutory definition of counterfeiting is similarly broadly interpreted when Jerome Powell finally goes to trial for his epic swindle.

    Lock him up!

    • Replies: @littlereddot
  213. @Swaytonious

    They didn’t do it in the name of religion

    • Replies: @Swaytonious
  214. @profnasty

    “Atheism allows sin”

    And religion doesn’t?

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  215. @Charles Pewitt

    But raising interest rates will detonate the debt bomb. This dread day was always coming, and the longer delayed the greater the implosion. Black hole analogies seem appropriate.

  216. @Ukraine Tiger

    Religion mandates hypocrisy.

    • Agree: Ukraine Tiger
    • Replies: @Swaytonious
  217. @Realist

    “Indeed how could a country that had so many intelligent people get so stupid so quickly?”

    And shouldn’t that tell you that there was something very fishy about the reasons behind WWII. I think a few of us here understand that Germany did not actually start WWII. Their hand was forced, pretty much like Russia’s hand was forced this time around. History, as always written by the victors, will this time be on the side of the non-belligerent.

    • Agree: Kolya Krassotkin
    • Thanks: Realist
  218. @Brian Damage

    The racists in Thanatopolis DC and its puppets really seem to believe that the ‘Chinks’ are dumb in comparison to the Great White Boss, and will never be able to make their own chips. Still, in a moronocracy like the glorious West being stupid is quite de rigueur in the halls of power.

    • Replies: @Passing By
    , @Brian Damage
  219. @Ukraine Tiger

    Surely they did.. out of hatred of theists.. the same hatred I see in you. The whole construction of a communist state is a reflection of the atheist religion.. rejecting human nature and human limits. It happens every single time and as we see it will soon happen here with your fellows leading the tide of blood.

  220. Anonymous[907] • Disclaimer says:

    Inflation = Things and stuff not going UP!
    The value of the paper with ink on it that is going down. Argentina up front today.
    Argentina, Zimbabwe and numerous others when the printing press, NOW a computer button goes Brrrrrr.
    Just imagine if the central banks had to still put ink on paper and distribute it.
    Powell confirms = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lK_rYS8L3kI

    https://www.dlacalle.com/en/how-money-printing-destroyed-argentina-and-can-destroy-others/

  221. @mulga mumblebrain

    Athiesm mandates inhumanity, murder, and torture.

  222. The coming EU embargo on Russian oil will be in name only. Russian oil will be sold to refiners and importers in India and China. The EU will buy more oil from India and China. Just like Poland buys Russian gas from Germany.

    • Agree: Decoy
  223. Wokechoke says:
    @Dule

    This is why it’s impossible to take finance all that seriously.

    Go in, kill people make them frightened, you get what you want at the sharp point of the best weapons. we are guided by the beauty of our weapons. Amen.

  224. Johnno says:

    When it all falls apart, just “Build Back Better.”

  225. @mulga mumblebrain

    Because they believe that they are so smart, the things that they don’t understand, others can’t understand. For them, The Big Bang Theory TV comedy show accurately represents scientists and engineers. They can’t imagine that there are Russians and Chinese who are that smart and who aren’t even weirdos. Hypersonic missiles cause cognitive dissonance to them and I am certain that they don’t believe that they really exist b/c it’s something that only Sheldon Cooper can invent.
    Everyone who has an understanding of how chips are made knows that it is cheaper to buy them from someone who already produces them than to initiate production. It is the exact same reason as why a seasoned programmer will first go to look at CodeProject to see if someone has encountered and solved a problem similar to his’ before endeavouring in writing a hundred thousand lines of code to solve it himself.
    To make chips, you need money for the initial investment, engineers to design them and a market to sell them. If there is no market or the market is already saturated, you don’t make the investment. If the Russian or Chinese markets are deserted by foreign sellers, the Russians and the Chinese will fill in the void themselves.
    As I’ve said in a prior comment, there’s no magic in chip making – from an engineering point of view it’s actually trivial, it just happens to be costly to initiate production – and I’m certain that the people who build the Sukhois and the Kinzhals or the people who invented paper making and print are up to the task.

    • Agree: mulga mumblebrain
    • Replies: @Decoy
  226. @mulga mumblebrain

    The racists in Thanatopolis DC and its puppets really seem to believe that the ‘Chinks’ are dumb in comparison to the Great White Boss, and will never be able to make their own chips. Still, in a moronocracy like the glorious West being stupid is quite de rigueur in the halls of power.

    They seem to selectively informed themselves with information that are 30-50 years old. 30 year old info for Chinese technological capabilities and 50 year old info for Chinese human rights. Anything contrary can be brushed off as chink propaganda or intellectual property violations. Anyone with some money can just buy a plane ticket and go visit China to see the truth.

    • Replies: @littlereddot
  227. @Biff

    “I know many that live in rural areas, and me thinks many of them are not too damn bright:

    Piece of advice, get smarter rural friends.

  228. @Jim H

    ‘Money printing’ still serves as a good generic term because it’s an image that’s tangible.

    Personally I like the expression “money printer go brrrrrr”… it has an entertaining immediacy to it.

    Let us hope that the statutory definition of counterfeiting is similarly broadly interpreted when Jerome Powell finally goes to trial for his epic swindle.

    Powell would be just one held to account. In this decades long episode it would have to start with Nixon treacherously delinking the Dollar from gold. Its too bad Kissinger managed to keep the zombie dollar animated a few more years by transmuting it into the Petrodollar.

    The jail cells would be bursting at the seams if we were really to prosecute all those responsible for the current state of affairs.

  229. @Brian Damage

    It may not be a bad thing to have one’s self appointed enemy underestimate you.

    It makes your winning so much the easier.

    IMHO we are lucky to living at this time. When we get to witness the 300 years of Western domination finally come to an end.

  230. EugeneGur says:
    @Swaytonious

    Athiesm mandates inhumanity, murder, and torture.

    Oh for goodness’ sake, there have been so much inhumanity, murder, and torture in the name of God and religion, atheism would need centuries to catch up. If it ever will.

  231. Nasser says:

    Quote “…thus enriching Moscow instead of impoverishing it, while leaving the Europeans short of gas and the Africans short of food…”

    Diversion!
    Africa is not affected by your shitty hegemonic politics! The consequences concern Europe and not Africa. The current situation in the world suits Africans as an opportunity to get rid of Western colonialism. Africa has enough agricultural products to feed itself! Wheat is not a product that causes famine, moreover it has it. If there is a deficit at this time due to the sanctions against Russia, the latter assures that the countries friendly to Russia will not be affected!
    So if the Europeans will be “short of gas and oil” they will be the ones who risk starvation!

    • Replies: @Swaytonious
  232. @EugeneGur

    Ideology and its attendant thought-patterns, happens to be toxic and destructive, whether based on organized religion or upon materialist values such as atheism. So there is a plague on both your houses.

    Look within and discover your own spiritual connexion to both the natural environment and to Cosmic wholeness. And don’t neither of you confuse either religion or atheism with the spiritual dimensions. To look within with sufficient honesty, integrity and depth; it is firstly essential that you overcome all the social programming which has drawn you into false paradigms.

  233. W says:
    @coolhand850

    It’s all theatre and they control both sides like always.

    It’s not that simple, the central bankers control or at least influence the top of most power structures; intelligence agencies, big tech, the MiC, NATO…

    They don’t control all things at all times. If they do own Putin, that doesn’t mean they control all of Russia or control every little thing Putin does.

    Think of it this way: a COO and CFO of a company fight each other to become the new CEO. The fight is real, but they both work for the same company and are both accountable to the owner(the central bankers).

    Unlike the 9 Putin fanbois who called you a troll, I don’t assume he’s some hero fighting the good fight, but I’m not going to assume the entire conflict is 100% staged.

    The Eastasia power block forming may be deliberately planned by humans or another force, or it may be the natural consequence of western geopolitical shenanigans, but it won’t be purely controlled.

  234. W says:
    @Ukraine Tiger

    You sound like my brother. “Putin and Biden and all politicians are all the same

    He didn’t say something that reductive, you bought up what your brother sounds like.

    @coolhand850

    What rules over us knows no borders, or has any allegiances to anyone excepts its own interests. When this Ukrainian conflict is all said and done, the average people around the world will be the only losers, as usual.

    He is not wrong, and when the the Ukrainian thing is over Putin and the certain global interest will have more power.

  235. W says:
    @TTSSYF

    Funny that a Putinboi would use “triple-4D chess” ironically when you claim Putin is playing triple 4d chess.

    Tell me why Putin went along with the plandemic and coerced his people to take covid killshots.

    Was it 4d chess?

  236. @W

    “Putinboi,” eh? Sounds like intel agency disinformation to me. A tiddle of truth, perhaps. However, the overall impact is derogatory to the enemy of my enemies—and for the bulk of the human race, no doubt.

    WE are witnessing a war on the spiritual plane. The evil ones intend on total planetary domination. Any opposing force, is by definition, a blocking mechanism of that agenda.

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
    , @W
  237. Swanee says:

    A “note” has always been a debt instrument, as for example, the bank has the “note” on your car until you pay it off, or a Federal Reserve NOTE…this is no accident.

  238. Levtraro says:
    @W

    Tell me why Putin went along with the plandemic and coerced his people to take covid killshots.

    But you are wrong, damned Russkies didn’t follow the western program in relation with Covid. They didn’t innoculate the “killshots”. They made their own vaccine which is totally different to the mRNA “killshots”, just a regular vector-based vaccine.

    The mRNA “killshots” were only given to westerners plus dependencies such as Japan and SK, as most people in Africa, Asia and Latin America, in addition to Russia, used regular vaccines, not the mRNA “killshots”.

    Isn’t it outrageous?

    • Replies: @peterAUS
    , @W
    , @Passing By
  239. @Brian Damage

    Agree. Russia is extremely self-reliant.

    Extremely self-reliant? They depend on the West for tech and heavy machinery.

    https://www.worldstopexports.com/russias-top-10-imports/

    A Russia-China trading alliance will make both countries impervious to any external factors.

    Except that needed to exist before the war. They can’t just switch out all their tech and machines to Chinese overnight.

    They didn’t even have a plan for the credit cards. They are sneaking them in from Belarus:
    https://news.yahoo.com/russians-bypassing-banking-sanctions-getting-133900452.html

    You aren’t extremely self-reliant if you don’t have your own payment method.

    • Troll: Commentator Mike
    • Replies: @Brian Damage
  240. @EugeneGur

    Athiesm mandates inhumanity, murder, and torture.

    Oh for goodness’ sake, there have been so much inhumanity, murder, and torture in the name of God and religion, atheism would need centuries to catch up. If it ever will.

    Communists made the same claim and then went on to kill millions of people.

    They also claimed that a new scientific era would boom in the Communist countries since they would rid themselves of Christianity. Instead they stole tech from majority Christian Anglo countries and imprisoned scientists that believed in human genetics (Lysenko period).

    Today’s secular-led universities are so certain that race doesn’t exist that they will ruin your career if you question “the science” which is really just the collective will of secular left-wing social science professors.

    So color me skeptical of any claims regarding the moral superiority of secularism. Most Whites are unable to be secular. When they leave Christianity they sign up for liberalism and the religion of race denial. They lap it up and go on moral crusades without even realizing it. You see Race Doth Not Exist so we must find the Evil Ones that holdeth back the eternally innocent Bantu.

    Instead of believing in Eden they switch to Wakanda. They don’t switch to Unz.

    • Replies: @EugeneGur
  241. peterAUS says:
    @Levtraro

    …Russkies didn’t follow the western program in relation with Covid…..

    A lie.
    https://www.rokfin.com/post/80978/Panel-Russia–the-Great-Reset--Resistance-or-Complicity
    Riley.

    Isn’t it outrageous?

    Blatant lying about the regime in Kremlin? Not really. Putin fanboys aren’t anything special.
    All cults work the same way.
    We can see the same, as we speak, with peop…I mean idiots, again, rallying behind Trump.

    All good.

  242. @coolhand850

    Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof.

    Post it up.

  243. @peterAUS

    Yeah your video full of people no one every heard of making claims without evidence doesn’t actually prove anything.

  244. peterAUS says:

    https://www.4freerussia.org/putins-cult-of-personality/

    The important part:
    HOW THE WAR IN UKRAINE CATALYZED A RE-AWAKENING OF NATIONAL IDENTITY AMONG RUSSIA’S INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
    For example:

    ….natives of Muslim Dagestan and Buddhist Buryatia are in the lead among the casualties. And if we compare these data with the population size of the Russian regions, the national republics are again the leaders: the top three in the number of killed soldiers per 100 thousand people are Buryatia, Tyva and North Ossetia. Residents of Moscow and St. Petersburg, which together account for more than 12% of the country’s population, are virtually absent from the casualty reports….

    Smooth, by the cabal in Kremlin.
    For now.

  245. @emerging majority

    As well as the spiritual level it is being fought on the psychological plane. The two are, inextricably, interlinked, although the spiritual is eternal and fixed, while human psychology can, sometimes, with effort, be changed, for good or bad.
    The globalists, the Western overclass, the ‘neo-conservatives’ etc, are all, in my opinion, psychopathic to greater or lesser extent. These are the knowing ubermenschen, and they are aided and abetted by lesser types, subalterns and servants, many of whom seem simply brainwashed or opportunistic. Still the higher you rise, the more necessary it becomes to jettison logic, rationality and morality, and become a robopathic servant of the Real Elite-the owners of the world. In the West ‘democracy’ means ‘One dollar, one vote’, and that is that.
    In order to servilely follow the orders of the Elite, Western politicians need not be intelligent or knowledgeable. In fact those are hindrances to rise, and, if you get ideas above your station eg Corbyn, ‘off with your head’. I like to think that Corbyn’s utter gutlessness in the face of false and villainous, indeed laughable, accusations of ‘antisemitism’, was out of fear for his life. With such bozos in charge as Ursula von der Meringue Head, Liz Surgical-Support, Braindead Brandon and BoJo no wonder Putin et al have out-played them at every step.

    • Replies: @emerging majority
  246. @Swaytonious

    Not always. Repressive, enforced, atheism is a great mistake, because it invites resistance and discord, even violence. A sensible atheist approach must, I believe, be uncoerced, but religious schools must be closed, and education be secular. There religion and spiritual belief can be discussed rationally, and indoctrination be left to the churches and homes, and all religions be accepted, but those wishing to overthrow the State and, possibly, impose a theocracy, which must be extirpated. No Wahhabists, no Hindutvas, no Talmudists etc.

  247. @John Frank

    That is another win for Putin. The Atlanticist compradores in Russia leaving their country for the West is the proverbial rats jumping onto a sinking ship. To lose the sort of traitors who prefer a corrupt and dying West, to their homeland, is a benefit without price. Putin is losing a potential Fifth Column-I’d recommend refusing re-entry when they try to scuttle back.

    • Agree: Avery, Miro23
  248. @mulga mumblebrain

    Yes. On the Western political stage there are no adults in the room. As you note, those pro\$titicians are none too bright, albeit, because they remain “on message” and “play ball”, their fortunes as exemplified by Pelosi and McConnell, rise and rise. Many perks go with selling your soul to the highest bidders and always obey the Agency.

    One look at the Visage of James Rottenchild or George Soros or Heinz Kissinger and there is no way they can, at their ages, mask either their duplicity or their psychopathy. On the spiritual level, there does appear to be some truth to all we read and hear about child-sacrifices by certain of the elite as well as the ingestion of youthful blood. At whatever levels, the fringe on top appear to have rather satanic natures.

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  249. @Nasser

    I just love how Africans are merely trading western colonialism for Eastern colonialism..

    There is no mercy east of the Hellespont.

    • Troll: Commentator Mike
  250. @peterAUS

    All good for whom? I suppose you mean the globalist NWO. Well, they’ll try to make use of anything and try to twist everything to their advantage but whether Russia and China are part of any of their conspiracies isn’t certain.

  251. @Swaytonious

    …how Africans are merely trading western colonialism for Eastern colonialism.

    Some African house nigger, Vulga Vegie, see the same too.

    [MORE]

    ý@ýýýýHin reply to Vulgi Vagus 2016 Jul 4th, 05:59

    Vulgi Vagusin reply to ý@ýýýýH 2016 3 hours 42 mins ago

    Bad call, dude! Really bad call indeed!

    Right call for me. I was unsure whether you are a white Westerner, an Indian or a South African. With that call, I now know!

    I’m one of the ‘peoples of South Africa’ – a proud African with the bones of my ancestors buried in African soil. One of the many millions who resisted and succeeded in destroying the hated-and-evil-apartheid system. Big surprise, eh!

    Big surprise indeed. I recall that Nelson Mandela was in prison all through the anti-apartheid struggle. The movement was actually run by a WHITE, who was also a JEW and a COMMUNIST, Joe Slovo (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Slovo). So, UNLIKE in Zimbawe, all those “proud Africans” in South Africa were NOT liberated by some Black, but by a WHITE who was a COMMUNIST! Zimbabweans have every right to be proud of BEING black!!! At least, they liberated themselves from oppression by the white racists. ;-D, ;-D, ;-D

    Did you tell that to your ancestors when you visited their graves? What did “the bones” of your ancestors have to say? ;-D, ;-D, ;-D

    We’re now also working hard to eliminate the hated-and-evil-apartheid system’s policies from Chinese soil. LOL

    The CCP had already done that by eliminating the “the hated-and-evil-apartheid system” of the landlords!!!

    And, kindly note, sanctions were established by UN authorities under the guidance from western democracies – which is why we are today a constitutional democracy. We also received aid and support from the USSR and Cuba – never from any Chinese commies at all.

    The fights were led by people who were supported by the socialist countries– Including the USSR and Cuba, of course.

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

    ‘Joe Slovo (23 May 1926 – 6 January 1995, full name Yossel Mashel Slovo) was a South African politician, an opponent of the apartheid system. He was a long-time leader of the South African Communist Party (SACP), a leading member of the African National Congress (ANC), and a commander of the ANC’s military wing Umkhonto we Sizwe.’

    Indeed, I can’t recall any meaningful post-apartheid assistance to my country from the stupid chicoms. All we ever got from the stupid chicoms are lukewarm promises and meaningless ‘honorary’ degrees awarded to our most corrupt politicians. LOL

    Germany built our new frigates and submarines, The Suisse built our warplanes. Russia is being touted as a potential supplier of nuclear energy. Our youth look to the USA and Europe for scholarships and guidance – much to our chief commie’s disgust. LOL

    If you bothered to check, apartheid South Africa was actually building a fighter jet based on the Mirage III by itself. It was also doing research on a pebble-bed nuclear reactor first tried out in Germany, and had the very FIRST heart transplant on a human performed (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christiaan_Barnard). You can have a better and more advanced South Africa today simply by BRINGING BACK apartheid!!! Your elected leaders have brought South Africa BACKWARDS. The “no elected commies” certainly have reasons to feel disgusted.

    Nothing from China at all except some recent stupid advice on how to impose censorship on our population. In this, we’re protected from such lawless activities by our constitution so it’s a non-starter.

    All the above are the major reasons why we’re able to identify and recognise the hated-and-evil-apartheid-style repressions of your commie dictatorship on your own citizens.

    We’ve no elected commies in our parliament and the SACP yesterday publicly suspended 10 of their own commies for instigating pre-election violence. Take a look:

    https://www.enca.com/south-africa/sacp-cleans-house-in-Tshwane

    Clearly, your wonderful “constitution” has not prevented you from electing your “corrupt politicians”, who have turned South Africa into something worse than the apartheid SA. What does THAT tell us about your demoncrazy???

    Our own commies are a minority group who have never stood or contested elections for any public office.

    Then, you are merely admitting that the corruption and incompetence of today’s South Africa are caused by demoncrazy rather than communism!!!

    They’re just stupid noisemakers – ostensibly allied to the corrupt and incompetent ANC leadership. Their ties go all the way back to the USSR – not to China. LOL

    AGAIN, you are merely admitting that anything about this “corrupt and incompetent ANC leadership” was the product of the USSR, from which the current Russian state is the inheritor, and NOT from the “chicoms”!!! Knowing that, I am sure that President Putin of Russia (which is a “potential supplier of nuclear energy” to you) will give you reactors of the Chernobyl type!!! ;-D, ;-D, ;-D

    All the above tells me you don’t have a clue. Commies are, as far as we’re concerned, simply a foolish excrescence, an unreliable, ignorant blot on our national landscape.

    Your ELECTED leaders have turned the ugly apartheid South Africa into an even UGLIER blot on your national landscape. The “chicoms” have turned China into the FASTEST growing large economy in the world for 3 long decades. South Afrcia will continue to perform worse than apartheid SA– Until you people see your own flaws and shoulder your OWN responsibilities.

    And that goes double for all chicoms.

    Got it?

    The “chicoms” admitted their own flaws, shouldered their OWN responsibilities, and reformed. Therefore it is now a leading economy in the world.

    You DON’T get it!!!

    Devil’s

  252. SteveK9 says:

    It’s not clear why Russia should be celebrating piling up euros and dollars, since they can be stolen, and they can’t buy anything with them anyway. I suppose they can trade them for yuan or other currencies from countries that can still buy things from the West. The whole gas for rubles stuff is nonsense. How can there be rubles out there if Russia is running a trade surplus? The Russian CRB can print rubles, but they can do that without selling any gas.

  253. @SteveK9

    The West could sell weapons to the Russians for Rubles! That’s a win-win situation. The West get gas that it wants and the Russians get weapons they can use to fight the West.

    • Replies: @emerging majority
  254. 1RW says:
    @goeshittheragman

    Rommel was a second tier commander with a talent for self promotion, and initially a great personal relationship with Hitler. His success in North Africa had to do with poor British doctrine and an excellent radio intercept service as much as any brilliance on his part. I wouldn’t take him too seriously.

    German engineering has its characteristic flaws like everyone else’s. And I doubt that they could make something better that S400 without first spending a decade building their SAM school.

  255. Wielgus says:

    Vzglyad Russian website – Deepl translation edited

    The West has stopped believing that Kiev will win

    June 11, 2022, 19:20 Text: Olga Ivanova

    Because of Russia’s superior firepower, the West does not believe Kiev will win the confrontation with Moscow, writes the US newspaper The Washington Post.

    “Ukraine has all but exhausted ammunition for the Soviet-era weapons that form the basis of the Ukrainian army’s arsenal. These systems are in service with Eastern European countries, but they have already run out of surpluses that could be donated,” the article quoted RIA Novosti as saying.

    Western aid is arriving in insufficient quantities, the journalist notes.

    According to The Washington Post, due to Russia’s superior firepower, the West no longer believes in the success of the Ukrainian militants.

    Earlier, Canadian Liberal MP Ivan Baker confirmed that the West was becoming “tired” of Ukraine, which is reflected in calls for Kiev to cede some territories.

    Translated with http://www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

  256. Wielgus says:

    Slight correction to Vzglyad – it should read “RIA Novosti quoted the article as saying”.

  257. @1RW

    LOL, this is so funny. You passing judgement on Rommel ! Who next?

    • Replies: @1RW
  258. “What wisdom.”

    Appreciated the referenced video

  259. “I just love how Africans are merely trading western colonialism for Eastern colonialism.”

    The eurpoean nations had a golden or platinum opportunity to invest in the civilizations of and build an empire that was serviced by an empire by refusing to invest in African development they created a self defeating model that would eventually collapse.

    And if you actually listened, the gentleman clearly notes the issues that might make your case operationally accurate.

    No there is clearly a new dynamic in play. Had he not mentioned the issues of concern/problems I might agree.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  260. “The Russians, it appears, are already suffering… because they can longer obtain Michael Jackson “first press” vinyl albums. At any price!”

    That is very hilarious. Who knew Mr Michael Jackson was an unknown Russian diplomat . . . sigh the missed opportunities.

  261. 1RW says:
    @Commentator Mike

    Patton. He’s like an American Rommel. Both were competent but made out to be brilliant. Both were self promoters. Neither was close to a Manstein or Zhukov.

    • Agree: WHAT
  262. @Deep Thought

    In this Bizzaro world your comment makes some form of sense. One problem, though, by and large Western weaponry is markedly inferior and far more costly to the taxpayer (gotta think WarDefense Industry Profit\$\$\$\$\$.)

  263. @Bardon Kaldlan

    Lol You are already broke you just don’t know it.

  264. @emerging majority

    Orwell opined that at fifty everybody has the face they deserve (odd that he never got to see his own). So Soros has been cultivating his for forty years or so, and it shows! Dear me-it shows! Actually, I suspect he had that face in utero.

  265. @meamjojo

    Yet Russia isn’t begging the world for help Ukraine is.

  266. @Ukraine Tiger

    True….but…me thinks most of that Putin focus over that time period was on his personal enrichment and chabad appeasement …which is why he might get whacked by the more Russophile hardliners

  267. JR Foley says:
    @Swaytonious

    USA has racked up 30 million since 1950—not bad.

  268. @1RW

    Rommel was a second tier commander with a talent for self promotion, and initially a great personal relationship with Hitler. His success in North Africa had to do with poor British doctrine and an excellent radio intercept service as much as any brilliance on his part. I wouldn’t take him too seriously.

    His plans to stop D-Day would have worked had Hitler listened to him.

    Rommel was right about everything including when the war had been lost.

    Letting a trench running corporal decide military strategy is a bad idea even if it works for a period.

    German engineering has its characteristic flaws like everyone else’s.

    What people call modern warfare is German engineering. Everyone else copied it.

  269. @EliteCommInc.

    The eurpoean nations had a golden or platinum opportunity to invest in the civilizations of and build an empire that was serviced by an empire by refusing to invest in African development they created a self defeating model that would eventually collapse.

    What are you saying? They should have invested in Wakanda?

    No what they should have done was let the Boers have their empire.

    The British empire of faggotry should have left Boers alone and focused on India. That could have saved us a major third world headache.

    The Germans also should have carved their empire outside of Europe.

  270. @SteveK9

    It’s not clear why Russia should be celebrating piling up euros and dollars, since they can be stolen, and they can’t buy anything with them anyway.

    Rogue nations use them all the time to purchase all kinds of things. It gives them relative purchasing power that they control. Amusingly they are paying their troops in US dollars.

    The whole gas for rubles stuff is nonsense. How can there be rubles out there if Russia is running a trade surplus? The Russian CRB can print rubles, but they can do that without selling any gas.

    Why would they print rubles when they have 17% inflation?

    They are trying to prop up the ruble by requiring it in gas purchases. It’s called artificial demand.

    Putin is trying to play currency games and it won’t work. They are too dependent on US and German tech. The great dictator didn’t even have a plan to replace US credit cards. He just assumed they would quickly win and he could negotiate away the sanctions.

  271. Jaichind says:
    @John Johnson

    The latest Russia MoM CPI is 0.12% which is a run rate inflation of low single digits. Going forward the inflation problem in the collective West will be worst than Russia.

    The while gas for RUB is more about not wanting to hold USD and EUR where much of it will have to be invested in the collective West and take the risk of it being frozen and likely stolen.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  272. @JamesinNM

    Economist Michael Hudson is a superb resource.

    Yes, I appreciate the reference. Hudson admittedly does not quite speak to my sensibility (for I happen to prefer Ian Fletcher, Warren Mosler, Peter Navarro and Ellen Brown), but I can understand why others would like Hudson’s work.

  273. @goeshittheragman

    Of course, let’s not forget Werner von Braun and his guys who put us on the moon faster than Russia’s Germans could.

    Which Russia’s Germans?

    https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergue%C3%AF_Korolev

    Sooooo… you are still believing in fairy tales hollywood style, aren’t you?

    Von Braun’s Saturn V was so powerful ludicrous that it was dropped as soon as the show was cancelled.

    Educate yourself instead of writing stupidities:

    https://www.aulis.com/investigation.htm

    And what about Sarmat? Also developed by the “Russia’s Germans”?

  274. @peterAUS

    A lie.

    In fact YOU are lying. There was no blackmail for jobs like in the western countries. When the Mayor of Moscow set a pass to give access to restaurants, the Moscovites simply did not go anymore to restaurants and the measure was cancelled after only 3 weeks. The Westerners did not have the guts to resist the blackmails. The Russians consider this disease as not dangerous for young healthy people and acted accordingly. Proving that they are clever.

    Teacher: What is the cry of the cow?
    Children: Meuuuhhh!
    Teacher: What is the cry of the cat?
    Children: Miaouuuuu!
    Teacher: What is the cry of the sheep?
    Children: It is all Putin’s fault!

    Do you recognize your animal totem?

    • LOL: littlereddot
    • Replies: @peterAUS
  275. Odyssey says:
    @Sam Smith

    What a crap. To buy 10000 lit of alcohol? From whom? What for?

    First, it was not bombing of Kosovo than the bombing of the entire Serbia (600x400km) by 1000 Nato planes with DU. There is obviously a lack of knowledge about Serbia and about this bombing. Why would be using alcohol if every family had domestic currency so as Euro currencies and dollars? In Serbia the most of rural families produce domestic, organic fruit schnapps (plum, pear, apricot, quince, grape, apple) for themselves and their guests. EU threatens to stop such production when Serbia becomes a member. The surplus is sold on local markets to city dwellers after long and extensive tasting. Some individuals prefer just to come and taste few different shots and not purchase anything. Sometimes, when the son is born in a family, the grandfather seals a barrel of schnapps to be opened for guests at his wedding. Every family has at least one barrel of schnapps, some have thousands of litters in their cellars.

    The routine in villages is that every morning one bottle of schnapps (rakija) is filled in and left at the table in a front yard shade for neighbours, guests and passers-by who stop by to chit-chat. There is also a big industrial production of schnapps for export and domestic use. If some unexpected guest comes, a kid would be sent to the nearest grocery shop or supermarket (which worked normally even during the bombing campaign) to buy one bottle. All alcohol (schnapps, vine, beer, brandy, whiskey, vodka, cognac, etc) is sold in supermarkets together with other food, not in special liquor shops with a proof of age as in many western countries. Drinking is a social activity in Serbia (and Mediterranean) not uncontrolled alcoholism as in the northern countries. So, Serbia always had a surplus of food, wheat, meat and alcoholic drinks (e.g. mead, since ancient times) for the entire region without any need for exhibitions mentioned at the beginning.

  276. Anon[814] • Disclaimer says:
    @kpkinsunnyphiladelphia

    “, yeah, our debt levels are unsustainable,”

    Remember when Paul Kruger said that the debt didn’t matter? MMT, Modern Monetary Theory concurs. Of course, for MMT to work, it has to enjoy an absolute lip lock on the Reserve Currency, and further requires that all Nations are required to accept the U.S. Dollar as that currency. It works until others attempt an alternative method to conduct trade (hopefully)without interference from the United States Marine Corps. Poor Mohamar, and Saddam, unfortunate Venezuela, Iran, Russia. etc.

    You can catch more fies with honey than with vinegar…but if you pull their wings off, you can make them eat anything you want….an apt metaphor for what the US has been doing for the last half century. We have been printing with abandon, and the flies have had to suck it up and like it.

    • Replies: @Anon
  277. Anon[814] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    Krugman, not Kruger….

  278. Miro23 says:

    The War in Ukraine Marks the End of the American Century

    Events like the war in Ukraine are quite instructive. The EU nations have revealed themselves to be colonies of the ZioGlob Empire. They have no independence and immediately conform to the political line of Empire.

    There was also the example of the pathetic CIA attempted coup d’état in Venezuela.

    Obama look alike Juan Guaidó was introduced as the new Venezuelan President by a small group of armed thugs while popularly elected President Nicolás Maduro and the public/military successfully resisted. “President is waiting” Guaidó is still free in Venezuela but the point is that the EU nations unanimously recognized him – virtually at the time as the coup and with no reflection or examination of the situation (even including Spain).

    IOW they followed ZioGlob Imperial orders, which they are still doing.

    • Agree: Levtraro, Avery
    • Replies: @Avery
    , @mulga mumblebrain
  279. Avery says:
    @Miro23

    And naturally the GloboSorosa scum have no honor, no morals, no shame.
    After trying to destroy Venezuela — from the days of Chavez — and the many attempted coups, US went begging to Venezuela for oil, trying to slow down or halt the catastrophic rise in gasoline and diesel prices here in the US.

  280. Avery says:

    Another smashing success story of US/EU sanctions against Russia.

    [McDonald’s successor opens in Russia after U.S. giant’s withdrawal]

  281. @Anymike

    When I saw a report of “asylum” seekers, in Maine of all places, they displayed rwo dusky examples from both the Congo and Angola! Really? Who’d have thought Mercator got it so wrong.

  282. While the policy wonks in Washington have committed Hari Kari, the Jamie Dimons still have all the aces up their sleeves. If western nations do not develop and implement publicly run systems to manage all routine personal and commercial financial transactions immediately, the coming reset outlined in this excellent article will crash the economies and result, like always, in a public bailout (think reset) of the legacy financial system. We are all conditioned to think big tech is the bogey man, wrong its the big banks we should be most fearful of.

  283. “And I sincerely believe with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies; & that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale”

    Thomas Jefferson cited in a letter to John Taylor
    – May 28, 1816 –

    Jefferson was not the first to “notice” that confiscation of independent wealth was the prerogative of international banking and monopolized mafia. (See Maritime rule). Alexander Hamilton was little more than an economic terrorist under the guidance of European “royalty”. Let’s clap…

    The American revolution failed well before 1816, because American government and businesses were still borrowing “bonds” (at interest) from established banking cartels such as the Rothschilds and Barclays financial services located within the United Kingdom. International “trade” has impoverished Nations for over 2000 years. Nothing is new beyond the deterioration of civilian intellect.

  284. EugeneGur says:
    @John Johnson

    Communists made the same claim and then went on to kill millions of people.

    I am not sure exactly what claim you mean the communists made. Even assuming the communists did kill millions of people, it’s not at all clear whether that has anything to do with their atheism. In all probability, nothing at all.

    The assertion I was arguing with was that atheism is inherently inhuman, with the underlying assumption that religion assures humanity. This is clearly not supported by the experimental evidence.

    They also claimed that a new scientific era would boom in the Communist countries since they would rid themselves of Christianity.

    They never connected the expected scientific boom with atheism as such, but rather with the social changes. They simply stated – correctly – that science is incompatible with religion. The boom did occur in some areas, such as physics, which in the USSR was great. The Soviet military engineering was also in many areas ahead of the West, as it is now. It’s just the Soviet Union always had so little time for anything before the next attack by the West.

    So color me skeptical of any claims regarding the moral superiority of secularism.

    Never heard such a claim. In my experience, morality is entirely independent of personal religious belief or lack thereof.

  285. EugeneGur says:
    @John Johnson

    Why would they print rubles when they have 17% inflation?

    Not anymore.

    They are trying to prop up the ruble by requiring it in gas purchases. It’s called artificial demand.

    Actually, no. They are trying to bring it down to at least 60 per dollar. Russia recently allowed \$50,000 per person to be taken out of the country; the US and pretty much everyone else only allow \$10,000. But rubble just went up again and is now trading at 53.

    They are too dependent on US and German tech.

    No, they are not; not anymore. And the longer this game continues, the less interest Russia would have in buying anything from the West.

    The great dictator didn’t even have a plan to replace US credit cards.

    Russia already has its own credit card – it’s called Mir (Peace) – as well as its own transaction system. The card is accepted in China, throughout the South-East Asia, in most countries in the Middle East, in Turkey. Where else would a sensible person want to travel?

    He just assumed they would quickly win and he could negotiate away the sanctions.

    I doubt very much Putin assumed any of this. The Soviet Union as well as Russia have lived under one type of sanctions or other for one reason or other during the entire time of their existence. Why would anybody assume the sanctions would be lifted?

  286. annamaria says:
    @John Johnson

    ” The great dictator” is currently the role of your beloved Mr. Zelensky (the homoerotic dancer in heels, with a British passport at hand). Of course, he is a puppet of ziocons. Atlantic Council (the “Defender of Zionism”) recently published the puppet Ze’s aspirational words about creating “a big Israel” in Ukraine. Mr. Ze is parroting Mr. Kolomojsky, the president of the Jewish Community of Ukraine and founder and funder of several Nazi deaths squads (the Azov, Aidar, and Dnipro I & II battalions). He is in Israel right now (Kolomojsky has triple citizenship, including Israeli). Obviously, it does not hurt Kolomojsky’s status in Israel, despite him creating and financing an army of self-proclaimed Nazis. You see, Nazis and Zionists are connected seamlessly. Mazel Tov, “JJ!”

    https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/new-atlanticist/zelenskyy-wants-ukraine-to-be-a-big-israel-heres-a-road-map/
    https://forward.com/news/breaking-news/198812/jewish-oligarch-spends-millions-on-militia-to-hold/

    To your great chagrin, Russians are not puppets.

    Also, it has gone out of fashion recently to think about Russians as making “quickly” things. Your posts betray “quickly” thinking without a good foundation.

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  287. @SteveK9

    It’s not clear why Russia should be celebrating piling up euros and dollars, since they can be stolen.

    True. With SWIFT being denied to Russia, most buyers will have to buy rubles from the international market,

    The whole gas for rubles stuff is nonsense. How can there be rubles out there if Russia is running a trade surplus? The Russian CRB can print rubles, but they can do that without selling any gas.

    Countries need to buy rubles to purchase Russian stuff. If the rubles are scarce, the value of rubles will go up. If Russia wants to dilute the value, it can always print more. Supply and demand. I think Russia will continue to make rubles scarce to make it harder for EU and helps the purchasing power of Russians especially when it is getting most of its manufactured goods from China. Win-win for Russia and Russians.

  288. @John Johnson

    Extremely self-reliant? They depend on the West for tech and heavy machinery.

    Who gives a f88k about manufactured goods. Overtime they can be manufactured. You can manufacture food if you don’t have the right arable land, you can’t manufacture natural resources. Russia has everything it needs that can be manufactured. That’s why it is extremely self- reliant.

    They didn’t even have a plan for the credit cards. They are sneaking them in from Belarus:

    Again, financial systems can be designed. At the onset of the war, it temporarily finds workarounds. A new credit card system is already in place. Too bad for Visa and Mastercard.

    • Replies: @Brian Damage
  289. @Brian Damage

    Russia has everything it needs that can’t be manufactured. Sorry, typo.

  290. @John Johnson

    The great dictator didn’t even have a plan to replace US credit cards. He just assumed they would quickly win and he could negotiate away the sanctions.

    Very seldom did I read a more stupid comment. The President of the Russian Federation was elected with a majority of the people and currently he is supported by more than 80%.

    While in France Macron’s movement was supported at the legislative elections by less than 30% of the voters and less than 15% of the people. And cheating about who took first place.

    Obviously you do not know the meaning of the words democracy and dictatorship.

    Soooo… you know what Putin thinks or has been thinking. Tell me please how do you do this?

    Negotiate away the sanctions? Which sanctions? ROTFL! The “sanctions” are hurting the European countries, not Russia. A few examples.

    – England : a fertilizer plant closed because the gas became too expensive.

    – Finland: they sell fishes to Russia, but now the export is closed, and the fisheries are going bankrupted: what to do with the fry when food became more expensive and no Russian market anymore.

    – Other countries: increase of energy prices (up to 30%), which will be reported on all other products (production and transport costs).

    – And so many ressources that the western countries need so much…

    So, Russia has only to wait while the situation of the European countries will deteriorate and it is deteriorating quickly. For your information, Russia never made so much money since the sanctions began. In fact, the end of the sanctions would be bad for Russia.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  291. Nor says:
    @Dr. Rock

    The Ukraine conflict is the start of the pax judaica, Russia as the new proxies of Israel replacing US, and its Pax Americana. The rise of Israel as the ruling state of the world.

    • Disagree: geokat62
    • Replies: @emerging majority
  292. Wielgus says:

    Vzglyad Russian website, Yandex translation, edited with note

    Journalists found the inscription Zelya – zradnik on the wall of the Azovstal catacombs

    June 14, 2022, 07:45 Text: Anton Antonov

    Russian and foreign journalists visited the catacombs of the Mariupol Azovstal plant, where the Ukrainian military and nationalists from the Azov regiment (against whose fighters criminal cases have been initiated in Russia) recently took refuge.

    Media employees had to make their way through the concrete skeletons of dilapidated buildings. The descent to the bunker goes through air-tight doors. To sleep, the Ukrainian military and nationalists equipped three-story bunks made of raw boards, using styrofoam instead of mattresses, dirty sleeping bags and blankets, RIA Novosti reports.

    Ukrainians, apparently, still had food. Mixed with canned meat are Ukrainian uniforms and American medical products. On one of the walls there is an inscription Zelya – zradnik (my note: zradnik is “traitor” in Ukrainian), on the other there are pictures of the dead “Azov” (the call sign of the last in this row is “Satan”)…

    (Passage omitted: Azovstal defenders giving up in May recalled)

  293. @annamaria

    I’d love to see Kolomoisky face a tribunal. ‘A Big Israel’ eh? They were really getting over-confident, weren’t they. They’ll just have to be satisfied with building one in the USA, starting with Florida, I suppose.

    • Agree: Alfred
  294. @Miro23

    The EU certainly has its comeuppance coming. Long overdue for these arrogant, posturing, poltroons.

  295. Walt says:
    @retroangelic

    Where did you get 24.5 million? It is still around the 40 million mark.

    • Replies: @Alfred
  296. Adûnâi says: • Website
    @Dr. Rock

    > “Russia will prevail in the Ukraine, because they know they MUST, if they are to continue to exist, as a sovereign nation state.”

    And how will they do that while remaining a colony bereft of sovereignty? Russia is a country rotten to the core spiritually, with a powerless people, with traitors holding the reigns of power, leading said people to the slaughter under the cheers from their salivating enemies. “Russia” doesn’t exist, stopped existing in 1991 as a subject of history. Can it be reborn? A violent revolution might destroy what strength this corpse has still left.

    But of course, you will not register these words. The Unz Review is full of Team Russia idiots regurgitating meaningless models where Russia’s position makes any sense. Take Mike Whitney.

    > “…an entirely new order is emerging in which the dollar will be substituted for national currencies…”

    Is this sentiment born out of the idea that Asians will take the Russian side all at once? This doesn’t seem to be the case. Chinese companies are joining the trade war against Russia all the same – Lenovo, Xiaomi, Huawei. The Russo-Chinese trade volume amounts to 100 bil. USD, a mere 2.4% from the overall Chinese exports/imports (4.2 tril. USD).
    https://zen.yandex.ru/media/id/5abc934c9e29a229f18dbd4a/prosto-tak-629fa10d79cb626681e38f83
    https://oec.world/en/profile/bilateral-country/rus/partner/chn
    https://oec.world/en/profile/country/chn

    > “Russia could earn a record \$100 billion from gas sales to European countries in 2022 due to the sharp rise in energy prices, French newspaper Les Echos reported this week, citing Citibank analysts.”

    That’s after the Russians threw away 300 bil. USD in their foreign exchange reserves, courtesy of Elvira Nabiullina. Here’s some old article on her, but one can find new ones on LiveJournal. Beware of Greeks bearing gifts!
    https://www.livejournal.com/media/1267019.html

    > ““Russia is winning the economic war,” the Guardian’s economics editor Larry Elliott declared on Thursday.”

    Are we supposed to take what Western gays say seriously now? They also promised the fall of Kiev in 3 days. They are talking out of their ass. Meanwhile, Russia is losing on every front. Economy-wise, Russia remains a capitalist hellhole; all the traitors and thieves are still at their posts dutifully ruining what remains of the country (Nabiullina) – or have fled to Israel, or returned (!) from Israel (Urgant); the Russian army is as inept as ever, giving the Ukrainians territory, sending the last brave men of Donbass to their deaths on the Kursk-tier defences that had been prepared for 8 years; Putin is as destructive as ever, refusing to declare partial mobilisation to support the army, let alone a total mobilisation of the economy and war.

    Russians say, “fear has large eyes” – meaning, threats tend to be overblown. Westerners may exaggerate the strength of Russia, both from the anti- and pro-Russian angles. Meanwhile, the Russians on the ground are losing hope, and preparing for an utter failure of Russian statehood in the coming times.

    I might personally add that this is all a consequence of Russian Christian self-hatred. The Russians literally refuse to kill their enemies – be it the traitorous rootless schizo Orcs in the Ukraine, or their capitalist slavers in Moscow. Christianity makes Americans sell their children to niggerfaggots, whereas Russians have chosen to destroy what remains of their empire in a war – the result is the same, extinction.
    https://e551mm.com/2022/06/03/impzam/

    • Agree: peterAUS
    • LOL: Alfred
    • Troll: Harold Smith
  297. @Nor

    Based on what evidence is Russia allegedly heralding a “Pox Judaica”?

  298. @Adûnâi

    Utter hyperbolic idiocy. Why do you bother?

  299. @coolhand850

    Congrats: You are the first human being to fail the Turing Test.

    • LOL: Levtraro
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  300. Anonymous[255] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ralph B. Seymour

    That’s because the most important thing to the controllers is CONTROL

    And that, surprisingly enough, is a critical weakness. Classic Chinese literature includes the aphorism:[1].

    Governing a large country
    is like frying a small fish.
    You spoil it with too much poking.
    Center your country in the Tao
    and evil will have no power.
    Not that it isn’t there,
    but you’ll be able to step out of its way.

    Give evil nothing to oppose
    and it will disappear by itself.

    While the last line about “giving evil . . .” is a questionable, the rest of it is consistent with contemporary control theory and organizational experience.

    A central controller (such as a government) must have:

    [MORE]

    a) fresh and reliable information — what’s happening now as opposed to last week.
    b) a consistent method of reacting to the information.
    c) an effective means of enforcing its decisions.

    This is true for a wide class of systems, from feedback position control up through control of networks of physical devices.

    The reasons for (a) through (c) are as follows:
    a) Without fresh and reliable information the system loses touch with reality, and issues commands that are counterproductive. Delayed information and noise are the bane of real time control.
    b) Without a consistent method, the controlled elements will act as randomly as the method tells them to. In a social system, the elements will fear punishment and quite often do nothing.
    c) Without effective enforcement, the controlled elements will act randomly, and will tend to do nothing productive. This is the current state of the US bureaucracy, and was the state of the USSR’s bureaucracy in its last few years of life.

    And, as the Lao Tzu’s writings say, the system disintegrates into small sections as much as a small fish does if you try turning it too often.

    Let’s look at African politics, which currently dominates the US Federal and several State governments.

    African politics, which is now the dominant form in the Democratic Party and the Federal and several States bureaucracy, does not regard disintegration of society into economically unproductive parts as a serious problem.
    African politics tends to simplify government enough for a single chieftain to understand, and that is what we are seeing now with the 1/6 committee. “If you have an enemy, kill him. If you cannot, wait until the time is right.” is about a simple as you can get. Obviously, the 1/6 hearings are an attempted application of this simple rule.
    African politics is even simpler than the previous Tammany Hall descended government that the US had until the Obama administration: “Swamp ’em, swamp ’em, get the wampum, Tammany” [2] was the overriding theme of that government even under domination of the Jewish coalition. It had many parts, each of which got its own rewards (and each of which could be presented as a “devil” running the Tammany system by rival political groups within the Tammany system). It did tend to recognize that it had many parts, and that it depended upon having a coalition of many parts. In fact, having too few parts and thus dependence on the Black coalition as essential base voters ended the Tammany system. The Black leadership, which is now African, simply said “Do as we say or we burn down the cities and leave.” Note that the present threat of societal destruction is the same threat that made the Jewish faction of the Tammany system dominant in the 1960s.

    The problem for the West is that African politics has, demonstrably, proven inconsistent with industrial society. The system that can be controlled by one person cannot support industry. Even the Tammany system, somewhat more complex, is too inefficient to support industry (as we have seen since about 1970) as it drains away capital investment in machinery and people (“Why invest in capital goods when we can buy or import votes right now?”). The constant examination of society needed to prevent the emergence of opposition (which is the purpose of African politics) tends to destroy all capability it can reach, and organizations that it can reach survive only if they turn into information sinks, to which the ruler can send commands and receive reports of compliance, but cannot tell whether the reports are truthful or otherwise.

    The impossibility of African politics supporting an industrial system is of no interest to the African politician. If you ask an African politician why the departure of the Whites from the Third World, which made income drop precipitously, was a good thing, the answer goes something like this: “I would rather have an income of 10,000 \$/yr that my ethnic group controls than an income of 100,000 \$/yr that my ethnic group dos not control.” Even African politicians out of office say that. If you listen very carefully, the African politician is saying that he wants a system that he can understand and operate in rather than a more productive system that is incomprehensible to him, such as industrial society.

    In summary, then, we are seeing a radical simplification of Federal and some States’ government along the lines of African politics, which abjures structure and is based on “poking” to prevent the rise of any opposition to its current Chief. This change will, as Lao Tzu wrote, “. . . spoil it with too much poking.”.

    One question of some possible interest is whether the faction of the US that depends on industrial society can gain enough control quickly enough to permit industrial society to survive.

    *********************************************
    1] https://www.harinam.com/tao-te-ching-verse-60-governing-a-large-country-is-like-frying-a-small-fish-you-spoil-it-with-too-much-poking/

    2]

  301. Dr. Rock says:
    @Adûnâi

    You make some very interesting points.

  302. @Jaichind

    The latest Russia MoM CPI is 0.12% which is a run rate inflation of low single digits. Going forward the inflation problem in the collective West will be worst than Russia.

    Don’t try to play sophomoric numbers games here. That might work in the mainstream media but not here. The low MoM means at best it is temporarily stabilized.

    The official Russian inflation rate was 17% in May which means it is most likely higher.
    https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20220609_11/

    The inflation problem for the West will not be worse.

    The while gas for RUB is more about not wanting to hold USD and EUR where much of it will have to be invested in the collective West and take the risk of it being frozen and likely stolen.

    That doesn’t make any sense. You do realize that they make debt payments to the West? If you are betting the USD/EUR will decline against your own currency then it makes sense to hold them for debt payments. You wouldn’t try to dump them in favor of your own currency.

    The scheme is to require rubles for oil to keep it from crashing.

    A currency will appear higher than what would be market price if numerous countries have to buy it in order to exchange it for oil and natural gas. It’s artificial demand.

    It would only work temporarily which further suggests that Putin’s original plan was to take Kiev and then negotiate away the worst sanctions. You can’t play currency games when your consumers are facing down 30% inflation by the end of the year. They will grab their wallets and the economy will tailspin. The Russian economy is much worse than they are letting on. I guarantee that if this war goes on 2-3 more months it will get out of control and we will see mass panic.

    • Replies: @geokat62
  303. @Olivier1973

    The great dictator didn’t even have a plan to replace US credit cards. He just assumed they would quickly win and he could negotiate away the sanctions.

    Very seldom did I read a more stupid comment.

    Well I guess you have a hard time reading the news then
    Major Credit Card Networks Pull Out of Russia
    https://www.thebalance.com/major-credit-card-networks-pull-out-of-russia-5221437

    Russians Avoid Sanctions By Flying To Uzbekistan For VISA, Mastercards
    https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-credit-card-tourism-sanctions-uzbekistan/31780174.html

    While in France Macron’s movement was supported at the legislative elections by less than 30% of the voters and less than 15% of the people. And cheating about who took first place.

    Obviously you do not know the meaning of the words democracy and dictatorship.

    So what happens in France somehow negates Putin as a dictator?

    Is Putin a dictator or not? When is the next election? What happened to the term limit for a Russian president? What happened to the politician that started an opposition movement?

    Finland: they sell fishes to Russia

    Fishes? The plural of fish is fish. As in school of fish. I like how you are trying to lecture me and haven’t mastered the basics of 1st grade English.

    Here is an actual list of Russian imports:
    https://tradingeconomics.com/russia/imports

    Russia is dependent on the West for heavy machinery and tech. Nothing I said is false.

    As with Putin you don’t seem to understand the basics of the Russian economy.

    So, Russia has only to wait while the situation of the European countries will deteriorate and it is deteriorating quickly.

    No that isn’t going to work. If this war continues a few more months then their economy will crash. They are at 17% inflation (officially) and the worst of the sanctions haven’t hit yet. Once the US and German machines start breaking down you and Putin will see that this isn’t 1985. Russia became dependent on Western tech after the fall of the USSR but Putin and his defenders didn’t get the memo. The fact that he didn’t have a plan for the credit cards shows that he is in over his head. His plan was to take Kiev in 2.5 weeks and didn’t have a backup plan. This is only going to get worse for Russia.

  304. geokat62 says:
    @John Johnson

    I guarantee that if this war goes on 2-3 more months it will get out of control and we will see mass panic.

    Remind me… does this latest guarantee mean that Putin will outlive this war, as you guaranteed he would die “relatively” soon?

    It’s hard to keep track of all your guarantees.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  305. peterAUS says:
    @Adûnâi

    Meanwhile, the Russians on the ground are losing hope, and preparing for an utter failure of Russian statehood in the coming times.

    Would you be willing to expand on the above?

    I guess….that you mean separatist moves after the failure (stalemate) in Ukraine?

    Internal regime change could be a solution. Replacement of the cabal in Kremlin by truly pro-Russian group.
    Analyses I’ve seen so far give that option very low chance.

    I believe the most likely outcome is the cabal in Kremlin still in power ruling over unstable (separatism) and quite dystopian (economically in particular) environment. On that note we could, even, see early implementation of CBDC etc. in Russia. As
    https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/cryptocurrency/blockchain/bank-of-russia-to-continue-with-trials-of-digital-ruble-payments-this-year/articleshow/90996158.cms

    • Replies: @Adûnâi
    , @annamaria
  306. @geokat62

    I guarantee that if this war goes on 2-3 more months it will get out of control and we will see mass panic.

    Remind me… does this latest guarantee mean that Putin will outlive this war, as you guaranteed he would die “relatively” soon?

    It’s hard to keep track of all your guarantees.

    I said if Putin is alive in September then I won’t post on Ukraine related blog posts at Unz.

    Since no one can see into the future it is obviously speculation.

    But the upcoming crash of the Russian economy is a safer bet.

    You can’t just tell US/German companies to shove it and live off oil cash. It won’t work. Russian dependence on Western tech goes all the way back to WW1. In fact the only period where Russians weren’t dependent on German engineering was when they were being invaded by them. After WW2 they were right back to depending on German machinery. East Germany existed as their machine shop.

    Putin does not have a solid economic plan and that will be apparent to everyone in a few months unless the war ends. He is hoping to break the sanctions over winter fuel but that is too far off. This idea that Russia can exist behind a wall is fantasy. They aren’t even controlling food prices and that was supposed to be a safe area:

    I’m not buying only 17% inflation for one second. Doesn’t really matter since this can’t continue at whatever figure they are trying to sell.

    Hopefully that guy won’t get a knock on the door for showing the truth.

    • Thanks: Johann Ricke
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  307. Adûnâi says: • Website
    @peterAUS

    > “I believe the most likely outcome is the cabal in Kremlin still in power ruling over unstable (separatism) and quite dystopian (economically in particular) environment.”

    The issue is that the war will most likely not end. If it does, Russia might win out a few years for Putin to do nothing. If it doesn’t, the Russian forces will see more defeats, more humiliation, Russian border cities will be threatened with occupation, Donbass will be genocided… How long could Russia bear it? It’s not like the Ukrainians pursue any self-interest, they sent over 5 mil. of their women and children to European-Turkish whorehouses, or to get their kidneys removed – they honestly have no self-preservation instinct left, just pure, intense self-hatred. Just yesterday, I watched a Ukrainian YouTube Olexandr Alfyorov talking about the “tragedy” of Russians evacuating Russians to the Russian Federation – as if the Ukrainian losses to Europe were any better!

    > “I guess….that you mean separatist moves after the failure (stalemate) in Ukraine?”

    Per Strelkov, Putin’s only achievement has been in removing any opposition to his rule. If anything, Kadyrov has shown himself as the most pro-Russian politician – in words, that is. But a revolution? An army coup could potentially be fast and bloodless, but are there any army generals worth their salt? There’s an entire generation of sell-out capitalist traitors on all levels of command – the intelligence is apparently rotten, the general staff that planned this military operation is idiotic, not a single general has either been remove or resigned of his own accord after this travesty. The cancer is at quite an advanced stage.

    A snapshot of the Russian condition – a Russian patriot Roman Yushkov, the only one in Perm city who organised pro-Putin events, who has been battling Azeri Turks drugging and whoring Russian girls, is now threatened with prison for hate speech (or the local variation thereof). A Korean Jesus may have slanted eyes, but it’s still a Jew.
    https://archive.vn/0LszE

    • Replies: @peterAUS
  308. peterAUS says:
    @Adûnâi

    The issue is that the war will most likely not end.

    Agree.

    If it doesn’t, the Russian forces will see more defeats, more humiliation, Russian border cities will be threatened with occupation, Donbass will be genocided.

    Well…I believe we’ll get a stalemate of a type we saw before start of this war. On the Ukrainian soil. Multiplied, of course, but in strategic/operational sense the same. Tactical moves here and there, but, of not bigger consequence. A grinding, exhausting, resource-drawing stalemate. Lives and limbs included. Especially of the Russian underclass and people of Novorossiya.

    How long could Russia bear it?

    That is The Key here. I don’t know. My gut feeling is it can bear that a lot.
    The losers will be Russian non-elite. In Novorossiya in particular. I can see some really grim scenarios for those people there.

    Per Strelkov, Putin’s only achievement has been in removing any opposition to his rule. ….But a revolution….There’s an entire generation of sell-out capitalist traitors on all levels of command – the intelligence is apparently rotten, the general staff that planned this military operation is idiotic, not a single general has either been remove or resigned of his own accord after this travesty. The cancer is at quite an advanced stage.

    Agree.
    Well…let’s look at the bright side. There are already quite a few recent Russian immigrants in my neighborhood. More to come I am sure. Definitely better than some “diversity vibrants” from the Third World, for sure. Win for us here 🙂

    • Replies: @emerging majority
  309. Athena says:

    Additional message to the sinking titanic (US-Nato and Canada), from Latin America below:

    Regional Leaders Snub Summit of the Americas as Activists Hold ‘People’s Summit’
    https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/15546

  310. @peterAUS

    So the hate Russia, abhor Putin crowd have begun arguing with each other. Fine by me.

  311. @Skeptikal

    Hmm, buy high, sell low. Where does that get you?

  312. Alfred says:
    @Walt

    Where did you get 24.5 million? It is still around the 40 million mark.

    The 40 million was 30 years ago. They have cancelled repeatedly their censuses since. They have and excellent idea of the real population from mobile phone use, school attendances and pensions. Around 6 million have left in the past 4 months alone. Crimea and the Donbas split off. I suspect that 20 million is about right at present.

  313. Hat trick says:
    @coolhand850

    Crash and burn the west, then when the west turns to Russia for imports and Russia becomes dependent on exports to provide jobs and maintain an improved standard of living, (((they))) will work their way into that system and take control of it as well.

    Improved standard of living turns men and producers into short sighted consumer NPCs. Fertile ground for subversion. Once in position they will rewrite the history books to give a false narrative about why the west failed. Can’t learn from history if your “history” is lies.

    It’s not the first time and it won’t be the last. The playbook never fails.

  314. Fee1776 says:

    The supply chain disruption and inflation are the consequences of the theory of free trade and globalism adopted by the American leadership thirty years ago. The theory goes like this. All countries have comparative advantages. It means that certain industries they can do it well at very competitive prices. The world would be a better place if countries retain industries they do well from quality and cost effectiveness and replace industries within their country with foreign countries that can do it better. Result is countries will develop interlocking economies each relying on each other to insure a stable and functional economy. Result should be lower prices for all consumers as well some nations will see an increase in their standard of living. It also should result in more peace and less war because all nations of the world rely on each other for goods and services. All this would work if all nations sit down and hash out conflicting interests before one embarks on this system. Russia was relegated to natural resources and heavy industry. China became the major manufacturer of the world. The US became the finance, military weapons, farming and hi-tech innovation. Europe is finances and services. Problem arises when the US/EU ignores secure border issues of Russia and China’s aspirations to reclaim all her territorial influence and claims (ala Taiwan, Tibet, Sanjing and South China Seas islands). Sooner or later Russia will restore its military and with China economy rising to second place, these border claims cannot be ignored. The US/EU do not help the situation either with their moral crusader foreign policy which demands nations to meet their standards for Global Warming and Human Rights/Democracy standards on all nations and back that up with financial pressure, negative media campaign or worst military intervention. Worst this crusade is selective. Human rights apply to China and Russia but not on our Muslim allies. All this is happening after we created this interlocking and inter dependent economic system among nations that we are creating conflict with. The first conflict has started with Russia and US/EU over Ukraine. China is contemplating reclaiming the island of Taiwan which will provoke US/Japan. Either the US needs to rethink their foreign policy goals and rhetoric or move critical industries back to the US. We cannot plow forward by trying do both because it is the Americans on Main Street who will bear the cost and suffering. Russian conflict is impacting our fuel, and fertilizer/food costs. China’s COVID lock down is hitting our supply chain. What will war over the island of Taiwan be like when China shuts off all our critical ingredients for drugs, small mundane parts (springs, screws, bolts, pins and etc.) for all our machines, urea for DEF production, transformers for our grid, low tech computer chips used in our appliances, cars and electronics?

  315. @Fee1776

    A good summary of what’s going on. When you have student activists in geopolitics this is inevitable. These student activists have no clue about real work. If they do, they would have understood the interdependency between countries and moral superiority is only from one’s perspective not universal.

  316. annamaria says:
    @Adûnâi

    Something messed up with your night dreams. – It is Jews that do not have a motherland, Russians, on the contrary, are fine.
    The Pax Judaica is coming crashing down with its incessant holobiz whining and tall lies by Wiesel and Frank pere.
    The Nazification of Ukraine was accomplished by a joint effort of Ukrainian/Canadian Banderites and Ziocons; hence the proliferation of new definitions: Zio-Nazis, Judeo-Nazis…
    It does not help that the Jewish State has been murdering Palestinian children while accomplishing its lebensraum project as articulated by Oded Yinon (see Wars for Israel in the Middle East). The Russophobic Atlantic Council (self-proclaimed “defender of Zionism”) published Zelensky’s expressed desire to turn Ukraine into ‘a big Israel.” https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/new-atlanticist/zelenskyy-wants-ukraine-to-be-a-big-israel-heres-a-road-map/
    Someone needs to tell the Atlantic Council editors that Ukraine is already “a big Israel” looted by Jews Kolomojsky, Pinchuk, et al, and ruled from DC by American Jews Blinken, Sullivan, the Kagans’ clan, et al. Even the military tactics of Banderites are copied from Israeli: murdering civilians of all ages with a pleasure.
    You write, “The Russians literally refuse to kill their enemies.” Compare this to Jews who are always looking for Amaleks to kill and destroy. Pitiful, miserable tribe immersed in neurotic hatred and the silly talmudic sense of supremacy.

    Monolog “Thank you Ukraine” (Google translation)

    Thank you, Ukraine for teaching us to be Russian again. For straightening our shoulders.

    For giving us the new heroes and martyrs.

    For making me respect and sometimes even admire our President.

    You were so convincing in the latter that some of us sincerely consider the cult of personality to be absolutely necessary, in such unusual historical circumstances. They are, of course, in the minority.

    But you are close by, and every day of the Russian genocide in your east increases their ranks. Soon we will all bow our heads before the Guide of the Will of God! And if the President refuses this mournful share, we will choose someone who does not refuse.

    It’s not about the President, it’s about our unanimous need to admire the feat of the best of us. This is death to selfishness and a step towards absolute victory. The secret knowledge of ancestors canonizing their princes.

    Your story “about the ancient Ukrainians – the rulers of the universe” convinced us of the gospel wisdom that the wisdom of this age is the essence of madness. Therefore, we have nothing to be ashamed of.

    Thank you, Ukraine for filling our souls twisted by laziness and drunkenness with the Living Faith of Christ!

    A Russian, Luhansk kid, the day before his death on the barricades of Novorossia, wrote a song about his peer, St. Eugene, who was executed for refusing to remove the Orthodox cross.

    In his song, he laments that he cannot throw his life at the feet of God in the same way. He threw. And now tens of thousands of Russian guys are complaining about the same thing. They are looking for an excuse to become a sacrifice for the Glory of God! A feat, like lightning to pierce your gray life.

    Thank you, Ukraine for charging us with optimism. We are interested in life again.

    Are we predators? You say so. We started to like it. Ultras are in fashion. The guys willingly go to military schools and serve as contract soldiers. They are want to bring order to the entire continent. We will not be able to hold them back for long, and we will be reluctant to do so. Anything is better than sailing like dull shit in the European flow.

    Thank you, Ukraine for returning a little chastity to our youth. A real one, not through coercion. Your heroines in a negligee, who sawed down the Poklonny Cross in Kyiv, on your own curse, instilled in our youth a squeamish aversion to the vulgar. You have made our children more aristocratic. They will have strong families and many children. Clean people – strong families – many children. This is great! It can be sung!

    Thank you, Ukraine, for rereading “Romeo and Juliet” to us in the burnt Odessa House of Trade Unions. We realized that true love is when there is nothing to lose.

    In life, we will exchange less. The phrase “fell in love for life” – for us has lost the taste of a joke.

    Thank you, Ukraine for many things, but the biggest gratitude is for honesty, even though this is not typical for you.

    We finally believed that you sincerely hate and despise us.

    And this is forever. Of course, this does not change anything in our attitude towards you. If big trouble happens, we will again go to die for you in millions.

    We are just really different. And you, little sister, are our eternal humility before God. The wound is not healing.”

    • Replies: @Adûnâi
  317. @Fee1776

    Of course eliminating friction results in improved system efficiency
    and (in theory) an outbreak of peace; Adam Smith already noted it would
    have its discontents: What´s a country without advantages to do?
    The only conceivable outcome is a race to the bottom.
    It is well to remember the British invented “free” trade when they wanted a
    piece of the Dutch one; Germany baked smaller buns after the Crash of 1873
    (their first taste of finance capitalism) but Little Britain held onto Free Trade
    as an Article of Faith until it bankrupted them (~1908)
    (one major reason for “free” trade was cheaply feeding those pesky Irish,
    but it only succeeded in making them more destitute).
    The current (“neoliberal”) system is Paradise for rent-seekers (“investors”)
    but Hell for less-developed countries, and the trade wars continue –
    so something isn´t working (it has to do with power of negotiation).

  318. Decoy says:
    @Passing By

    Unfortunately we have a political class that doesn’t understand this as you do. Same for the Europeans. Washington D.C. and Wall Street have incorrectly come to the conclusion that paper shuffling is more important than making things and extracting things. And it worked until suddenly its not working.

  319. Decoy says:
    @Fee1776

    A good summation of the current economic situation in the world. Starting about 40 years ago the United States (Washington D. C.) decided that making things was beneath us and that the dirty work of manufacturing and bringing oil, gas, and minerals out of the earth should be relegated to the inferior classes of people in other parts of the world. It worked until suddenly in 2022 its not working so well. The average American seems to have grasped this…Washington D. C. not yet.

  320. Adûnâi says: • Website
    @annamaria

    > “It is Jews that do not have a motherland, Russians, on the contrary, are fine.”
    We Aryans are orphans.

    > “The Pax Judaica is coming crashing down…”
    Is there anything to save? The remnants of Europe might be too fickle to survive Jewish coddling.

    > “The Nazification of Ukraine…”
    No NS in the Ukraine (aside from yours truly). Real Nationalsozialisten:
    1) threw women out of universities;
    2) banned jazz anti-music.

    Instead, the Ukrainians produce Negro vomit such as this. The hero city of Kalush, how low have fallen thee!

    > “It does not help that the Jewish State has been murdering Palestinian children…”

    Denial of reality. The Jews are too cucked to cleanse Judaea & Samaria of Arabs & Kurds. And you… are blaming the Jews for their mercy. Ha! Just the way I do. With the difference’s being in that you act like a blind will of Nature, a conduit for the punishment of the weak. (In plainer words – give an inch, take a mile.)

    > “…Zelensky’s expressed desire to turn Ukraine into ‘a big Israel.””

    This lack of reading comprehension reflects poorly on you. Clearly, the King of Khazaria is referencing the admirable Israeli Jewish militarism of surviving akin to a shrimp amongst the whales. Simple hermeneutics.

    > “Pitiful, miserable tribe immersed in neurotic hatred and the silly talmudic sense of supremacy.”

    A pristine case of a self-hating Aryan’s spreading his Christian poison. You despise everything that is healthy about the human condition. Denied a feeling of pride, you have turned into a Yeshua’s imp, on the hunt to consume what you cannot wield. A drink so potent, its miasmas are making Israeli flesh rot. A servant of the dark the fair race is, a harbinger of abomination.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  321. abcdef says:
    @Doug Ryler

    I think you have put the on the table for discussion the real narrative.. Controlled propaganda seeks to defend wealth seeking hegemony by narrative control. Its a forest for the tree defense that is being raised by the wealth seeking controlled Media. Is the fault of fully Sanctioned Russia, that there is no gas or oil <=what the ??

    The focus is to get the public so deeply involved in the forest that it cannot see the trees. You have presented for discussion the trees. Good going.

    The question is can global wealth-seeking hegemony be maintained by controlling information available to the class of people who are known as the governed (You and I) ? Are the governing systems strong enough to hold back the backlash and to fend off the assaults to wealth seekers hegemony? Each nation state (country) is but a part in the global system of nation states. 256 nation states incarcerate and structure, by institution and culture, the lives and benefits allowed to all 8 billion people who live on the earth. Which one controls your life? Which one do you live in?

    In addition to behavior control imposed by the nation state, wealth hegemony depends on media to completely and totally control the information environment. While different in each nation state this is accomplished by suppressing all information that is not beneficial to the wealth hegemony.

    The wealth Hegemony depends on exploitation. It must find ways to profitability exploit something if it is to survive? The most common exploit is minerals and the human ingenuity and manpower needed to extract and process those minerals into useful products. Minerals are found local to an area, so the nation state controlling that area is a starting place. The local humanity is enslaved to help the hegemony to exploit the
    minerals.
    The nation state system has been used by wealth seeking the world over to exploit the minerals and the humanity that live near to those minerals.

    It is not disputed that wealth seeking Hegemony is explained by story after story of wealth derived from mineral and human exploitation. The nation state system captures all minerals and all humanity in the world.
    Each nation state trains its best to assist with extraction and processing of its wealth. Ukraine has been a particularly profitable nation state for wealth seeking Hegemony. This idea of exploiting a people is sometimes identified as Imperialism.

    Russia challenges the wealth seeking Hegemon; that has brought the entire wealth seeking world to attempt to force the people who live in wealth controlled nation states and the states themselves to fight the Russians down to the last survivor if necessary. The idea is to deny Russia their intent to clear the world of wealth seeking Hegemonies.

  322. @John Johnson

    Sure, if you are using US metrics yes, it could happen. I think you are projecting US onto Russia.

    Russia’s GDP per capita is one fifth of the US. US Gini Coefficient is quite large meaning the divide the top 10% and the rest is quite huge. That means 50%+ of US citizens are surviving with Russia level GDP per capita but with really terrible purchasing power parity. With a 9% inflation rate, the bottom 50% will be decimated.

    Even with a 50 % inflation rate, Russia would be OK. A 50% inflation rate is equivalent to US 10%.
    All they need to do is to stop buying Western toys and stuff.

    Did Russia collapsed when EU and the US put sanctions on Russia after Crimea? After 2014, the ruble lost more than 50% of its value against Euros and USD and its GDP shrunk by 50%. Russia’s still around. Just imagine the same thing happened to the US. The USD lost 50% of its value and 50% of its GDP went poof. What would happen? The US does not have the resiliency of Russia and also countries like China who went through severe hardships for decades. https://tradingeconomics.com/russia/gdp

    Now we have the global South refusing to play ball with US hegemonic ambitions and many are trying to decouple from the grip of the US currency, you think Russia is going to collapse and the US will win? I think it is the other way around. US regime change, starting with this November and the November two years from now. Thanks to Biden, Blinken and kudos to Victoria Nuland.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  323. Putin using Stalinist tactics:

    If you have soldiers that know too much then just send them to the front on a hopeless mission.

    Problem solved.

    Russian war never changes. They view their soldiers as not only expendable but deserving of their fate.

  324. @Brian Damage

    Sure, if you are using US metrics yes, it could happen. I think you are projecting US onto Russia.

    How exactly am I projecting? Officially Russia has a 17% inflation rate and in that video it is clearly higher for food.

    Russia’s GDP per capita is one fifth of the US. US Gini Coefficient is quite large meaning the divide the top 10% and the rest is quite huge. That means 50%+ of US citizens are surviving with Russia level GDP per capita but with really terrible purchasing power parity.

    Purchasing power parity is based on prices and even if you matched them against median household income the relative parity would still be far higher than Russia.

    So it is absurd to suggest that half of Americans are basically on a Russian budget. Totally ridiculous. Russian GDP per capita is 1/6 that of the US.

    But go ahead and take the median if you think billionaires are basically distorting the numbers. US median household is around 65K. That is wealthy in Russia.

    Did Russia collapsed when EU and the US put sanctions on Russia after Crimea?

    Sanctions then were minimal compared to the current.

    Now we have the global South refusing to play ball with US hegemonic ambitions and many are trying to decouple from the grip of the US currency, you think Russia is going to collapse and the US will win?

    I would like the war to end. I don’t see this as some big battle of hegemony.

    Yes I think the Russian economy will collapse if the war continues 2-3 more months. Did you not watch that video? The Russian grocery store is practically empty on a Friday and the people look depressed. My small town grocery store is packed on a Wednesday with full carts. Putin’s war will be an economic disaster for Russia.

    The US will prevail but Israel will come out the best in all of this. The west doesn’t expect them to pass sanctions because of the Arab oil blockade. Putin is happy to sell them cheap oil to finance his war. But don’t remind the Jew haters here that fantasize about Putin being the next Hitler.

  325. @John Johnson

    Wow! You got it perfectly bass-ackwards. It’s the Ukies who conscript virtually all men between the ages of late teens to mid-60s, give them minimal training and then use them as literal cannon fodder to attempt getting Russia to use up its shells on what the Khazarian Mafiya Talmudists in Kiev consider men who are mere goys and also “useless eaters”.

    Thought your presentation was totally inverted, you did get it in a strange kinda way. Congratulations!

  326. @John Johnson

    So it is absurd to suggest that half of Americans are basically on a Russian budget. Totally ridiculous. Russian GDP per capita is 1/6 that of the US.

    Yes it is. Look around.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  327. The author has realistically predicted the unfolding scenario.

  328. @Brian Damage

    Yes it is. Look around.

    Ok hang on.

    (goes and looks around small town USA)

    I see White men in their 20s driving 40k trucks that get 14 mpg.

    White women in low paying jobs still getting their nails done.

    Chips and ice cream displayed prominently on end isles.

    McDonald’s line is as long as ever.

    Movie parking lot is full on a weekday.

    This is all where gas is over \$5.

    No I don’t believe for one second that 1/2 of Americans basically live like Russians. In that video they are showing Russians paying \$2.50 for 1kg of garbage looking apples. Those wouldn’t even go on the shelf in America. The grocer wouldn’t take them.

    • Thanks: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @emerging majority
  329. @John Johnson

    But go ahead and take the median if you think billionaires are basically distorting the numbers. US median household is around 65K. That is wealthy in Russia.

    Median income is just the middle of the income spread. It does not consider the proportion of the population at different income level. More than 50% are below that point. https://www.statista.com/statistics/203183/percentage-distribution-of-household-income-in-the-us/

    Let’s use your “median income” and break down that 65k median income. Tell me how much went to housing, healthcare, food, transportation etc… Housing, health services, food and transportation are way lower in Russia. So definitely, \$65k USD in Russia is a lot but in the US it is nothing and many a barely getting by. 75% of the \$65k went to housing, transportation, taxes, food and healthcare. https://www.bankrate.com/banking/savings/average-household-budget/ And thats 2020 data. We are not even considering the inflation affect of 2022 yet.

    • Replies: @Avery
  330. Avery says:
    @Brian Damage

    {Housing,}

    Most Russians own their houses/apartments outright from Soviet times.
    Many also own dachas in the countryside.

    In the US our biggest monthly expense is rent/mortgage.
    https://engaging-data.com/household-spending-income/

    Another huge expense is the myriad taxes we pay: Fed, State, Local…+ Sales tax, Utility tax, this tax, that tax. California doesn’t, but some state even tax your food.
    Russia’s income tax is flat 13%.

    • Agree: Commentator Mike
  331. @John Johnson

    The vast majority of Americans are deeply in debt, mainly because their inculcated consumer lifestyles impels/compels to spend more than their income designates. Mass, crass stoopidity. Most Russians at least have the common sense to not attempt to live on air and advertising slogans.

  332. @Gaylord of the German Gaylands

    Not the first! Just check out the Austfailian MSM and Federal Parliament. They failed their APGARs, let alone the Turing.

  333. annamaria says:
    @peterAUS

    Please keep the word “cabal” for your preferred government in DC (Knesset on Potomac) and a collection of Zion/Usurers-controlled chihuahuas known as the EU parliament.

    Sure Jews and Banderites feverishly desire to see Russians “losing hope, and preparing for an utter failure of Russian statehood in the coming times” but this feverish (delirious?) dream is not going to materialize. The Ziocon project for the Nazification of Ukraine has resulted in a greater cohesiveness of the peoples of the Russian Federation. They are not talmudists. They are humans.

    Interesting, is the open collaboration between Banderites and Ziocons in a fight against Russia improved the cohesiveness of the Jewish Community in the US and the EU? The sacrifice of holobiz memes for the profitable use of Ukrainians as cannon fodder was a heroic step in a fight against Russian Amalek.

    The homoerotic dancer in heels, Mr. Ze, has even confided to the Atlantic Council (a “defender of Zionism”) about his dreams of turning Ukraine into “a big Israel.” What a great confession! Though he is just a follower of his “local” puppeteer Kolomojsky (who financed Mr. Ze’s election campaign). Kolomojsky, the founder and financier of several Nazi death squads (Azov, Aidar, and Dnipro battalions) is a President of the Jewish Community of Ukraine and main looter of Ukrainian resources. Currently, he lives in safety in Israel, a haven for Jewish crooks and criminals. One of Mr. Ze’s villas is in Israel where he relocated his parents. Some Ukrainian parents certainly have questions about the homoerotic dancer’s orders prohibiting Ukrainian soldiers to capitulate, leaving the only option – to die for Ziocons and Mr. Ze’s fortune. The flower of Ukraine is destroyed as cannon fodder by Ususrers/War profiteers.

    • Agree: Druid55
  334. annamaria says:
    @Adûnâi

    Ms. Adûnâi, I do not need your psychoanalysis. In case you missed it, Freud was a Fraud. I am quite comfortable with who I am. Just stay focused on your own woes.

  335. annamaria says:
    @John Johnson

    “Sanctions then were minimal compared to the current.”
    — Tell this to owners of small businesses in Europe. The current illegal (and idiotic) sanctions surely have a stronger boomerang effect.

    By the way, how is the holobiz hierography doing? According to the ADL (the Jewish Lobby’s voice), Ukrainian Nazis are not so bad because they “don’t attack Jews and Jewish Institutions.” Nice to know the new qualification table. At least, Wiesel’s lies and Frank’s tall tales are not sacred anymore. Thanks! And let the engineers say the last word about the holobiz “gas chambers” and about falling buildings.

  336. I’ve only comment one other time on here recently, but here is my “somewhat normie” take.

    Putin and Russia are not controlled, and they were literally forced into this war, and yep, they are the “Good Guys,” especially compared to their Globohomo opponents.

    Next, the “American Empire” is not really American, and is only loved by people who are morons, or who are neocons (Trotskites), and people who are so naïve as to suppose Russia is still the Soviet Union. Also, the so-called political leaders of the USA are puppets just like the leaders of most EU countries, so the USA Empire is merely the military wing of a much more vast empire which includes most of Europe. Europe is not so much a dupe of USA military as all of these countries are a dupe of the final string pullers of Globohomo.

    Also, globalists always wanted to destroy main street USA, normal European people, and the economies that support those people, as they want to kill most of us. They have intentional placed a bunch of “Greens” of Global Warming nut jobs in control of all the energy policies, so they have the usual plausible denial thing going with their secondary unvoted-in bureaucracies.

    While the Ukraine War thing is still going, Globohomo can continue to launder money through the Ukraine , which is the Ukraine’s prime purpose, or kicking back money to major puppets and probably whoever the leaders are.

    So, the Globalists are destroying the USA and normal Europeans with this, but the “Sanctions” are merely a small, but important, part of that, and the Green new Deal is bigger.

    • Replies: @emerging majority
  337. Adûnâi says: • Website
    @John Johnson

    > “Russian war never changes. They view their soldiers as not only expendable but deserving of their fate.”

    Your takes are generally intelligent, yet then you spout out this preschooler-tier Russophobia, and come out dumber than you really are.

    If the Russian people had had any power in their own country, they would have declared war, enacted mobilisation, and swept to the Polish border in a month. Instead, they are forced to die for the traitors in Kremlin bleeding Russia dry, all in the vain hope for a treaty with the West – which will never come, as Strelkov dutifully reminds.

    The tragedy is that not a single Aryan country has sovereignty left. The Americans passed the reigns to Jewry out of their own accord; Russia is puppeteered by the West; the Ukraine is Little Russia par excellence, an ugly tiny demon unleashed by the gays.

    Moscow is decimating the Donbass Republics; Kiev is depopulating the Ukraine. It’s pure self-destruction, all to the glory of Yeshua. This much is obvious to anyone familiar with the Russian nationalist side – I recommend Maxim Kalashnikov’s RoyTV interviews with Kvachkov, Sivkov, Strelkov.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladimir_Kvachkov

    • Thanks: Malla
    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  338. W says:
    @John Johnson

    Why does someone who get their news from the Ministry of Truth come to this site? Are you tired of the JREF.org circle jerk? You certainly have the irrational confidence of a “skeptic”

    You defended the covid1984 official narrative and got your ass beat like you were in a San Francisco bathhouse. Now you’re defending another ridiculous narrative and you’re getting your ass beat again – you must know that your silly claims about Russia losing the war are unsubstantiated.

    I really am curious why you find this site appealing.

    • Agree: Passing By, annamaria
    • Replies: @annamaria
  339. Odyssey says:

    Who is more hated by US establishment: (1) one non-vaccinated (or, undeclared), top healthy guy OR (2) a dozen of Russians and Byelorussians (some of them probably support Putin’s ‘special operation’ in Ukraine?

    The correct answer is (1).

    NYT confirmed that Novak Djokovic does not have the right to enter the United States at this moment because he has not been (or it is unknown) vaccinated. He cannot attend US Open and will lose 1200 points a top spot in ATP list. However, Russian and Byelorussian tennis players will be allowed to compete at the tournament.

    • Replies: @Passing By
  340. @Odyssey

    For the Russians, it is hatred b/c they are living proof that ZOG rule isn’t fated. Russia has been ruled by Jews, has been looted by Jews and yet has risen again. For Djoković and the unvaccinated it is a different feeling. They fear that the hoi polloi may realise what they are doing to them and answer their violence with violence.
    Fat chance that it will happen, sure, but the elites know that what they are doing is evil, the fear of retribution is an uncontrollable feeling and it makes them sh*t on themselves, like that Ukrainian guy covered with nazi tattoos whom the Russian took prisoner. It is a fear that they remedy with lines of coke and every moment they carry on makes them feel elated like after a bungee jump.

    (Warning: if you’ve just eaten, don’t watch!)

    https://streetloc.com/item/-ukrainian-nazi-literally-shits-his-pants#dpr

    • Agree: Odyssey
    • Replies: @GomezAdddams
  341. @Adûnâi

    There will be a treaty with America when Trump is re-elected.

  342. annamaria says:
    @W

    The expert opinion of an American patriot and soldier Douglas MacGregor:

  343. W says:
    @emerging majority

    If Putin really is fighting a faction of the Cabal, great, I hope he wins, but I don’t think truthers should put emotional investment in him and see Putin as a man on a white horse – we were just burned by Trump.

    Putin fighting the western Cabal does not make him your friend, it does not make him a good actor, it does not mean he is free from Redshield puppetry.

    Even Putin did something to hurt the capstone(the illuminati families) he still shouldn’t be trusted.

    I learned my lesson from Alex Jones, Q, and Trumpstein.

    I will never give my critical faculties to anyone again.

    • Agree: peterAUS
    • Replies: @Passing By
  344. @W

    If he does right, I support him. If he does wrong, like pertaining to the covid scam, I definitely don’t.

  345. W says:
    @Levtraro

    Optimized Russia – Covid Deaths

    Rosstat reported an increase in excess mortality in March. The indicator increased by 7 thousand deaths compared to February. Mortality in Russia has been rising despite a decrease in the number of deaths from coronavirus.

    This is evidenced by data published by Rosstat. In March, 201.1 thousand people died in Russia. For comparison: in March 2021, the figure reached 191.3 thousand, and in March 2020 – 152.7 thousand. Excess mortality reached 49.2 thousand people in March against 42.1 thousand in February and 20.5 thousand in January.

  346. @Levtraro

    Actually, theirs is a rDNA shot, like AstraZeneca’s or J&J’s. There are two possible reasons why they haven’t experienced the same disaster as in the West: 1) Russians were much more reluctant to get jabbed than people in the West 2) they made a nasal spray version which greatly reduced the risk of blood clots as after-effect.

    That said, Russian doctors applied the same protocols as in the West and as a result, tens of thousands died. I can’t fathom why the Russians played ball on covid. Comparatively, India or Thailand for instance acted in a much more responsible manner towards their populations.

  347. JBond says:

    Great article and nails my sentiments exactly.
    All Washington had to do is keep the peace and watch the money continue to flow to our collective benefit.
    But they couldn’t even do that.
    Their corrupted, blind and ignorant ambitions got in the way. No way they could abide by a level global playing field based on international law. Nope, due mostly to their own greed and mismanagement they knew full well they would lose that game.
    Heck, I’m convinced Joe and Janet Yellen in reality have no earthly idea how the global economy works.
    Now we’ll all suffer, at best. Welcome to the jungle at worst.

  348. RobinG says:

    A little war hardware porn…..

    The Russian military released the latest developments on special military operations in Ukraine Thursday 16 June 2022. Ukrainian airstrikes run aground, Su-25 fighter jets, 7 drones, 21 Uragan rockets shot down by Russia

  349. @meamjojo

    USA however has the POWER —-have you never heard of Virtual Reality Banking and how 30 Trillion Debt can be transposed into 60 Trillion Surplus ——-“In god we trust ”

  350. @Passing By

    And there are more American and Canadian mercenaries in Ukraine–some were in Afghanistan specializing in slaughtering children and unarmed women –returned home to receive Medal and then headed to Ukraine —tattoos not withstanding !!!

  351. Simone says:

    It’s the end of the Russian century.

    The EU and NATO took away just about all of the ex-Soviet countries and ex-Warsaw countries from Russia.

    And there are more to come.

    This is NOT a Russian victory even if Russia takes all of Ukraine.

    • Agree: peterAUS
    • Replies: @annamaria
    , @annamaria
  352. annamaria says:
    @Simone

    Did you sleep through 1990-s? Russia was looted and raped by the same tribe that had arranged the Russo-Japanese war of 1905 and the Bolshevik revolution in 1918. It is not for nothing that people call our times the end of the Jewish Century. After the actions of your Kaganovich, Frenkel, Yagoda, Itsikovich (see the Goloshyokin Genocide), Zalkind, Bronstein, and other shtetles’ scum, and after the profitable schema of holobiz and Straussian contribution triumphing in PNAC (see millions of the innocents who died in the Middle East during wars for Israel plus the ongoing de-Nazification of Ukraine), the Tribe has zero moral ground. Whether Wiesel’s lies or Frank’s forgery (bot Leo and Otto), the fraternization of Zionists with self-proclaimed Nazis is an ugly final chord for the Jewish Century. Again, the Tribe has zero moral ground.

    Russians told many times (for people like you) that they do not want to recreate the Soviet Union, including its geography. In December 2021 they asked the US/NATO politely to stop the genocidal attacks on Russian people living in eastern Ukraine and to stop NATO expansion towards the Russian borders. Since 2014, the Ziocon project of the Nazification of Ukraine has brought amazing results: the aggravation of the economic situation in Europe and the increased danger of a nuclear war. Read PNAC concocted by Ziocons and Neocons as a manifesto of full-spectrum dominance, which stinks talmudic mentality of supremacism and arrogance.

    Russia does not need to prove her greatness. Russia has people, traditions, resources, and, overall, a moral compass. Only the neurotic Parasite is always looking for ‘victory’ over many ‘Amaleks.’

    • Agree: Chuck Orloski
  353. annamaria says:
    @Simone

    Ziocon creatures in Ukraine: https://www.voltairenet.org/article217312.html

    According to the director of the Ukrainian Book Institute and former president of the Publishers’ Forum, Oleksandra Koval, it will be necessary to destroy at least 100 million books… This auto-da-fé targets all the classcis of Russian literature from Alexander Pushkin to Leo Tolstoy and Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

    The ideological foundations of PNAC and the specter of a nuclear war: https://www.voltairenet.org/article215855.html:
    German philosopher Leo Strauss was a professor of philosophy at the University of Chicago. He explained to his Jewish students that

    “the only way for the Jews not to fall victim to a new genocide was to form their own dictatorship. … he taught them discretion and praised the “noble lie”. Although he died in 1973, his student fraternity continued.

    The Straussians began forming a political group half a century ago, in 1972. They were all members of Democratic Senator Henry “Scoop” Jackson’s staff, including Elliott Abrams, Richard Perle and Paul Wolfowitz. They worked closely with a group of Trotskyite journalists, also Jewish, who had met at the City College of New York and edited the magazine Commentary. Both groups were closely linked to the CIA, but also, thanks to Perle’s father-in-law Albert Wohlstetter (the US military strategist), to the Rand Corporation (the think tank of the military-industrial complex). Many of these young people intermarried until they formed a compact group of about 100 people.

    In 1992, William Kristol and Robert Kagan (the husband of Victoria Nuland [“F–k the EU”]) published an article in Foreign Affairs calling for a renewal of “benevolent global hegemony”. The following year they founded the Project for a New American Century (PNAC) at the American Enterprise Institute.

    The PNAC raised funds for the candidacy of George W. Bush (the son) and published before his election its famous report “Rebuilding America’s Defenses”. It called for a Pearl Harbor-like catastrophe that would throw the American people into a war for global hegemony. These are exactly the words that Rumsfeld used on September 11, 2001. …

    Regime change in Kiev in 2014 was organized by the Straussians. … Victoria Nuland came to support the neo-Nazi elements of the Right Sector and to supervise the Israeli “Delta” commando in Maidan Square.

  354. Patricus says:

    Mr. Whitney, along with Paul Craig Roberts and many others, have been consistently predicting the end of the west for decades. We should have collapsed in the 1970s but somehow we survived. I knew people who collected silver and gold coins, heated their houses with wood, established survival gardens, assembled crude wind generators. People saved old jars and collected balls of string—great depression stuff. When the economy recovered these ‘preppers’ soon found their survival preparations to be expensive and time wasting hobbies.

    We were facing first “the coming ice age”, later “nuclear winter”, then “catastrophic global warming”. Manhattan island was supposed to be under water by 2000 due to rising sea levels. Exactly none of these existentially devastating events occurred. Now it seems we are doomed once again. Russia has miraculously developed into a military and economic super power. Never mind their low economic status in Europe. They are master chip builders, completely self sufficient, and boasting weapons far beyond those of the west. Never mind their unimpressive performance in Ukraine. That only proves their masterful strategies and capabilities. They sacrificed tens of thousands of Russian soldiers and thousands of tanks and helicopters, all a clever ruse to outwit the Ukrainians and their running dogs. Ukraine is one of Europe’s poorest countries, by the way.

    Bet on the US for the future. The nation has immense natural resources and a lively and enterprising population. There are ups and downs but progress has been consistent over time. We can be 99% self sufficient with just a handful of political replacements. Don’t put all your chips on China, Russia or India. These ancient civilizations have had thousands of years to show something inspiring, except they never did.

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  355. @coolhand850

    You are delusional if you think anyone should just take what you write as gospel. You did not even attempt to back up the retarded things you wrote with any facts or logic. The Oligarchs of the West need Russia government out of the picture and their resources are needed to prop up the Federal Reserve Note. This is the reason they surrounded Russia. Your claim that the purveyors of the world reserve currency want to purposefully trade it for regional currencies is retarded. Why would they take a step down on purpose?

    Unless you have a logical answer for this question it means what you wrote is wrong. Here is a hint. You are wrong.

    Do you fancy yourself as some kind of sage? Do you have any gravitas that would get me to take your proclamations as gospel? Next time try to give at least a reason for your beliefs. Autistic people love to make proclamations with nothing to back it up. Have you been diagnosed?

  356. @Patricus

    This combination of PIG ignorance and VICIOUS racist stupidity is so ‘Exceptional’. The whole world is watching the collapse of the USA, the most hated and feared tyranny in history, with gleeful anticipation.

  357. @Wokechoke

    In fairness to Mr. Biden, most politicians are not brain-damaged.

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  358. @William Williams

    You’d need a brain first, in order for it to be damaged.

  359. werpor says:
    @Mefobills

    “Universal suffrage is a bad joke, and the joke is on us unfortunately.” I am an autodidact in these matters — not to mention a died in the wool empiricist. The women I know are not fools, but they are easily fooled — the same is true of the men I know. The ideology of equality is having a malevolent effect wherever it is bandied about. Women and men have been misled — by the misleadingly attractive notion that women are just men in skirts. The reasoning is spurious nonsense. Today most women, schooled at desks with most men, in a system which is the antithesis of self learning, have effectively been brainwashed — simply imbibing the received – without either sex having an iota of empirical evidence with which to judge the validity of the messaging. As such we are all victims!

    My observations have led me to conclude that the millions of years of programming inherent in our genes is extraordinarily difficult to override. Try to change or cease the most mundane habits bedevilling one and it quickly becomes obvious that a couple centuries of increasingly progressive optimism are flawed at the root.

    What I have noticed is that women have extraordinary memories — no doubt a dominant inheritance and dependably important when the only means of conveying important life serving information, say, the location of certain curative herbs in a vast landscape with only natural references was verbal. Midwifery is not new. And it was not learned sitting at a desk. Still, it is infuriating when circumstances dictate the opposite of an earlier decision, completely wrong in present circumstances and a woman says “…but you said.” I think women remember words but not the nuance of circumstances.

    Women taught by rote repetition that they ought to aspire to roles formerly almost exclusively mens roles and indeed compete with men for most positions of influence in our post modern society — is something they have been brainwashed to believe. Women are good at rules. Rules though suggest there is a rule for everything. He my fathers instruction was “drive according to the conditions of the road.” I understood exactly what he meant to convey. He was not suggesting I exceed the speed limit under any and all circumstances — if I subjectively decided to do so. Whereas it is not uncommon to find that an irritating driver is a women — hidebound by following the rules to the letter. My wife failed her driving test three times to her annoyance. But she got every answer correct on the written portion. I though missed the correct answer on a couple of questions but I had no trouble backing up, double parking, and most importantly slowing down when anticipating a possibility, like say kids tossing a footballs near the curb. I am not saying here my wife would not have slowed down, but as often, she would have said — with a capital I – “At least I was driving the speed limit.”

    This after trying to maintain the speed limit in a snow storm on a divided highway after sliding into a ditch. If something is ethically dubious a women may very well go along with the prognosis if it within the rules. Generally women do not seem to be very capable abstract thinkers. As in “…suppose we get off the freeway, it might be safer, this section is know for its many car pileups?” The kind of answer I’d bet men reading this will no doubt be familiar, “…you are always questioning my driving skills” tends in meetings to inhibit the process when women are present.

    I have heard women citing something memorized when objecting to a clear path to an important objective by insisting she be heard. In the instance I think women want to be acknowledged for their presence because “they deserve to be heard.” Often the nuance not captured in a specific rule eludes women. Nuance cuts both ways. My wife accuses me of browbeating others. I have learned the value of adopting an “ethically unconcerned posture” when some neighbour wants something imaginatively creative attempted; indeed offering to help. Why be right in every instance? Choose your battles.

    Concluding with a final observation. Again empirically. I was giving directions to a young highly educated women. I said turn right on Trump Street; you’ll be going south — there’s a Shell gas station on the corner. Shell has a big yellow sign. She got lost and called me. We went over it again. It turned out the gas station was no longer a Shell station, but it was still a gas station. She said, “…you said, watch for the big yellow sign.” What are you gonna do?

  360. @Adûnâi

    Do they pay you well for writing such nonsense?

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