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Shadows are falling / And I’ve been here all day / It’s too hot to sleep / And time is running away / Feel like my soul / has turned into steel /I’ve still got the scars / That the sun didn’t heal / There’s not even room enough / To be anywhere / Lord it’s not dark yet, / but it’s getting there

Bob Dylan, Not Dark Yet

Lights! Action! Reset!

The World Economic Forum (WEF)’s Davos Freak Show is back in business on Monday.

The mainstream media of the collective West, in unison, will be spinning non-stop, for a week, all the “news” that are fit to print to extol new declinations of The Great Reset, re-baptized The Great Narrative, but actually framed as a benign offer by “stakeholder capitalism”. These are the main planks of the shady platform of a shady NGO registered in Cologny, a tony Geneva suburb.

The list of Davos attendees was duly leaked. Proverbially, it’s an Anglo-American Exceptionalist fun fest, complete with intel honchos such as the US Director of National Intelligence, Avril “Madam Torture” Haines; the head of MI6 Richard Moore; and FBI director Christopher Wray.

Remixed Diderot and D’Alembert Encyclopedias could be written about the Davos pathology – where a hefty list of multibillionaires, heads of state and corporate darlings (owned by BlackRock, Vanguard, State Street and co.) “engage” in selling Demented Dystopia packages to the unsuspecting masses.

But let’s cut to the chase and focus on a few panels next week – which could easily be mistaken for Straight to Hell sessions.

The Tuesday, January 17 list is particularly engaging. It features a “De-Globalization or Re-Globalization?” panel with speakers Ian Bremmer, Adam Tooze, Niall Ferguson, Péter Szijjártó and Ngaire Woods. Three Atlanticists/Exceptionalists stand out, especially the ultra-toxic Ferguson.

After “In Defense of Europe”, featuring a bunch of nullities including Poland’s Andrjez Duda, attendees will be greeted with a Special Season in Hell (sorry, Rimbaud) featuring none other than EC dominatrix Ursula von der Leyen, known by a vast majority of Germans as Ursula von der Leichen (“Ursula of Cadavers”) in a tag team with WEF mastermind, Third Reich emulator Klaus “Nosferatu” Schwab.

Rumors are that Lucifer, in his privileged underground abode, is green with envy.

There’s also “Ukraine: What Next?” with another bunch of nullities, and “War in Europe: Year 2” featuring Moldova woke chick Maia Sandu and Finnish party girl Sanna Marin.

In the War Criminal section, pride of place goes to “A Conversation with Henry Kissinger: Historical Perspectives on War”, where Dr. K. will sell all his trademark Divide and Rule permutations. Added sulphur will be provided by Thucydides strangler Graham Allison.

In his Special Address, “Liver Sausage” Chancellor Olaf Scholz will be side by side with Nosferatu, hoping he won’t be – literally – grilled.

Then, on Wednesday, January 18, comes the apotheosis: “Restoring Security and Peace” with speakers Fareed Zakaria – the US establishment’s pet brown man; NATO’s Jens “War is Peace” Stoltenberg; Andrzej Duda – again; and Canadian warmonger Chrystia Freeland – widely rumored to become the next NATO Secretary-General.

And it gets juicier: the coke comedian posing as warlord may join via zoom from Kiev.

The notion that this panel is entitled to emit judgments about “peace” deserves nothing less than its own Nobel Peace Prize.

How to monetize the whole world

Cynics of all persuasions may be excused for lamenting Mr. Zircon – currently on oceanic patrol encompassing the Atlantic, the Indian Ocean and of course “Mare Nostrum” Mediterranean – won’t be presenting his business card at Davos.

Analyst Peter Koenig has developed a convincing thesis that the WEF, the WHO and NATO may be running some sort of sophisticated death cult. The Great Reset does mingle merrily with NATO’s agenda as agent provocateur, financer and weaponizer of the proxy Empire vs. Russia war in black hole Ukraine. NAKO – an acronym for North Atlantic Killing Organization – would be more appropriate in this case.

As Koenig summarizes it, “NATO enters any territory where the ‘conventional’ media lie-machine, and social engineering are failing or not completing their people-ordaining goals fast enough.”

In parallel, very few people are aware that on June 13, 2019 in New York, a secret deal was clinched between the UN, the WEF, an array of oligarch-weaponized NGOs – with the WHO in the front line – and last but not least, the world’s top corporations, which are all owned by an interlinked maze with Vanguard and BlackRock at the center.

The practical result of the deal is the UN Agenda 2030.

Virtually every government in the NATOstan area and the “Western Hemisphere” (US establishment definition) has been hijacked by Agenda 2030 – which translates, essentially, as hoarding, privatizing and financializing all the earth’s assets, under the pretext of “protecting” them.

Translation: the marketization and monetization of the entire natural world (see, for instance, here, here and here.)

Davos superstar shills such as insufferable bore Niall Ferguson are just well rewarded vassals: western intellectuals of the Harvard, Yale and Princeton mould that would never dare bite the hand that feeds them.

Ferguson just wrote a column on Bloomberg titled “All is Not Quiet on the Eastern Front” – basically to peddle the risk of WWIII, on behalf of his masters, blaming of course “China as the arsenal of autocracy”.

Among serial high-handed inanities, this one stands out. Ferguson writes, “There are two obvious problems with US strategy (…) The first is that if algorithmic weapons systems are the equivalent of tactical nuclear weapons, Putin may eventually be driven to using the latter, as he clearly lacks the former.”

Cluelessness here is a euphemism. Ferguson clearly has no idea “algorithmic weapons” mean; if he’s referring to electronic warfare, the US may have been able to maintain superiority for a while in Ukraine, but that’s over.

Well, that’s typical Ferguson – who wrote a whole Rothschild hagiography just like his column, drinking from the Rothschild archives that appeared to have been sanitized as he knows next to nothing meaningful about their history.

ORDER IT NOW

Ferguson has “deduced” that Russia is weak and China is strong. Nonsense. Both are strong – and Russia is more advanced technologically than China in their advanced offensive and defensive missile development, and can beat the US in a nuclear war as Russian air space is sealed by layered defenses such as the S-400 all the way to the already tested S-500s and designed S-600s.

As far as semiconductor chips, the advantage that Taiwan has in chip manufacture is in mass production of the most advanced chips; but China and Russia can fabricate the chips necessary for military use, though not engage in mass commercial production. The US has an important advantage here commercially with Taiwan, but that’s not a military advantage.

Ferguson gives away his game when he carps about the need to “deter a nascent Axis-like combination of Russia, Iran and China from risking simultaneous conflict in three theaters: Eastern Europe, the Middle East and the Far East.”

Here we have trademark Atlanticist demonization of the top three vectors of Eurasia integration mixed with a toxic cocktail of ignorance and arrogance: it’s NATO that is stoking “conflict” in Eastern Europe; and it’s the Empire that is being expelled from the “Far East” (oh, that’s so colonial) and soon from the Middle East (actually West Asia).

An AMGOT tale

Nobody with an IQ over room temperature will expect Davos next week to discuss any aspect of the NATO vs. Eurasia existential war seriously – not to mention propose diplomacy. So I’ll leave you with yet another typical tawdry story about how the Empire – who rules over Davos – deals in practice with its vassals.

While in Sicily earlier this year I learned that an ultra high-value Pentagon asset had landed in Rome, in haste, as part of an unscheduled visit. A few days later the reason for the visit was printed in La Repubblica, one of the papers of the toxic Agnelli clan.

That was a Mafia scam: a face-to-face “suggestion” for the Meloni government to imperatively provide Kiev, as soon as possible, with the costly anti-Samp-T missile system, developed by an European consortium, Eurosam, uniting MBDA Italy, MBDA France and Thales.

Italy possesses only 5 batteries of this system, not exactly brilliant against ballistic missiles but efficient against cruise missiles.

National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan had already called Palazzo Chigi to announce the “offer you can’t refuse”. Apparently that was not enough, thus the hasty envoy trip. Rome will have to toe the line. Or else. After all, never forget the terminology employed by US generals to designate Sicily, and Italy as a whole: AMGOT.

American government occupied territory.

Have fun with the Davos freak show.

 
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  1. Notsofast says:

    wouldn’t it be a shame if something went wrong with one of the russians missile strikes on kiev and stray kinzhal accidentally slammed into davos at mach 12? ooppps, sorry our bad, technical glitch don’t you know, please give our most sincere apologies to the grieving families. kinda like what happened to the chinese embassy in serbia.

  2. update: neither Schwab nor (((Soros))) will be attending.

    @notsofast: so let’s do that missile strike next year.

  3. SteveK9 says:

    Panic? Hardly. As long as it does not end in nuclear holocaust, our ‘chosen’ elites are perfectly happy. Killing Russians and making money … what’s not to like. Escobar keeps believing that ‘Americans’ are dedicated to all this horseshit. A few hundred of the usual suspects drives it all.

    • Agree: Irish Savant
    • Replies: @Jean Lee
    , @Passing By
    , @Realist
  4. It’s incredible but these guys see the world as one big plantation, their plantation; and they only try to squeeze the salaried slaves even more. And of course punish the rebels.

    • Replies: @Shamu
  5. Megalomania is its own reward.

  6. Shamu says:
    @Notsofast

    Well, as every WASP and every Prussian is supposed to know deep in his gut, the Russians are obvious examples of the grossly inferior Slavs. And such inferior whites, like the Irish and various Mediterranean types, will always make huge mistakes and shoot with every fault of calculation. So it would be a freak accident if the Russians were to send all those monsters to Hell with their Master.

  7. Shamu says:
    @Liborio Guaso

    Part as their plantation. Part as their English Garden. Part as their private beach. Part as their private ski resort. The masses of humans they see as grossly overpopulated, and overpaid, janitors, street cleaners, zoo keepers, migrant labor, etc.

  8. jinkforp says:

    Friendly FYI: According to dead journalist John Hersey, AMGOT stands for American Military Government, Occupied Territoriy.

    • Thanks: Almost Missouri
    • Replies: @CelestiaQuesta
  9. China and Russia can fabricate the chips necessary for military use, though not engage in mass commercial production?

    China mass produces more than one billion chips every day and, since half the fabs under construction are Chinese, will double production within 12 months. It already produces the leading flash memory chips and it AI chips are as good as Nvidia’s.

    • Agree: JR Foley
    • Replies: @showmethereal
  10. Dr. Doom says:

    100 pricks and 900 cocksuckers. More like ghey porn than geopolitical strategy.
    It’d be a shame if somebody set fire to them, wouldn’t it now?
    It would decapitate the whole GWO (Ghey World Order).

    No more of the tranny nonsense. No more negrophilia. No more Zionist fantasy.
    Who will rid us of these pesky little proselytizers of dysgenic dysfunction?
    Certainly there must be a cast of thousands that have nothing to lose.

    The Corporation does not appreciate the neo luddite fantasies of these Gomers.
    Their Babylonian Dreams and dysgenic breeding programs are toxic.
    They are basically a Suicide Cult. Jim Jones’ Jonestown writ large.

    I imagine their end will be similar. Keep up the Jonesing you imbeciles.
    Soros, Rothschild and Schwab have bowed out this year.
    They must have gotten a bad feeling about this.

    • Replies: @paranoid goy
  11. Wokechoke says:

    what a fat target.

    • Agree: Bro43rd
  12. That was a Mafia scam: a face-to-face “suggestion” for the Meloni government to imperatively provide Kiev, as soon as possible, with the costly anti-Samp-T missile system, developed by an European consortium, Eurosam, uniting MBDA Italy, MBDA France and Thales.

    “Costly” is a good word for this system. The missiles themselves are expensive – $1.25 million for the short-range Aster 15, and at least $2.5 million for the longer range Aster 30. The kicker is the cost of the radar and command system:

    SAMP/T Battery: ~$400-450 million for radar, command systems, 6 launchers, & 96 Aster 30 missiles –

    A single incoming missile gets through, and the investment in the whole system is gone. No wonder Italy needed so much “persuading”. From the prices I can imagine these things being made by slow-working Swiss Elves.

  13. Karl1906 says:

    Yet, 5.000 soldiers are “suddenly” required to make sure the mob can have its big meeting in Vegas, I mean Davos. Looks like times have changed since 2019.

    And the criminal conspiracy front called WEF isn’t below the radar anymore. And the US running this front knows it very well. A few couple of thousand protestors here and a couple of critical journalists there may actually change quite a lot now.

    Especially, if the public becomes (more) aware how many of their politicians and economic “leaders” are actually going to Davos. And WHAT EXACTLY is being discussed there. And after Covid we know very well how far they are willing to go for “an agendy”. Which – obviously – seems to come from the WEF-front.

    So, things may get a lot more interesting on the Western front.

    • Replies: @bike-anarkist
  14. Karl1906 says:
    @Shamu

    Those very same Prussians also remember the Russians as valuable allies against a totalitarian tyrant having most of Europe under his control and trying to turn it into his “plantation”.

  15. CQ suspects we are at DEFCON 1, the highest stage of nuclear readiness there is. They could give a damn if DC or any other major city target is leveled while they party in safely secured underground bunkers waiting out the fallout.
    They’ve planed this extinction of useless eaters years ago and there’s no going back.

    So enjoy this limited time you have while it lasts, we are witnessing the End Times as foretold in prophecy.

    • Replies: @Realist
    , @Ozark Grandpa
  16. @Notsofast

    If enough of us visualize this senecio it actuality could happen.

    The Power of Positive Thinking.

    • Agree: Notsofast
  17. @Haxo Angmark

    Makes you wonder ‘what do they know that we don’t’?

  18. Jean Lee says:

    As we are now well into the new yr, I ask all of you to remember 3 things:
    1. The US is a collection of turkeys.
    2. It has absolutely no future.
    3. If anyone tells you it does have a future, know that u.r. talking to a dunce.

  19. JR Foley says:

    When will they rename Davos to Zylenskyyville?

  20. Jean Lee says:
    @SteveK9

    USians are. Hustlers and hucksters. They want what the US empire was offering. 350 millions war mongering empty clowns cheering on their plutocracy. Usa usa! Lol

  21. Fucked Front Freak (VFF) of the Death Cult
    Klaus Schwab; son of Marianne Rothschild:

    „Young“ Front Freak (JFF)
    Jewess Baerbock (demanding „German“ victory over Russia + tribunal against „Putin“) will be getting „honored“ in Davos for absolving successfully the swabble heads’ „young leader training“;

    [MORE]


    (Jew & Jewess enjoying Nordstream blowup and Germans’ rising poverty)
    „Young“ Front Freak (JFF)
    Fag, „German minister for health“, prime Jew Pharma bizznessmean, force vaxxinater Jens Spahn („If we want our lives back, we need this vaccine!“) will also be „honored“ for absolving successfully the swabble heads’ „young leader training“; („If 100 thousand out of a million nurses worked just three or four hours more per week, a lot would be gained“)

    Certainly the queer highschool girl from Donbass, Jewess Merkel, would be mingling with the pimps of her species:

    Meanwhile the flesh-traders seem to run a stress-test on their prime industry:
    https://www.rt.com/news/569971-escort-services-booked-wef-davos/

    Notabene: Loosers Victor Orban and Vladimir Putin failed the young leaders trainings of the swabble head; both are cuck loosers otherwise they would nuke Davos during the main event and wipe out 116 murderous thieves called „billionaires“ and/or „global stake holders“ including the swabble head & cons like the whore of the death cult clown over Kiew:
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FRB5MTWWUAIH-su?format=jpg

  22. @SteveK9

    The comments section there is especially worth a look. Those are supposedly informed Americans:

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2023/01/what-have-we-bargained-for-in-ukraine/

    Seen from abroad, it definitely looks like the problem lies in more than a few hundreds.

  23. Brewer says:

    Davos reptiles need love too:

    The Swiss escort agencies near Davos are already fully booked ahead of this year’s World Economic Forum, the elite gathering that brings together heads of state, corporate executives, and influential non-profiteers, Austrian outlet Exxpress reported on Sunday, citing a missive purportedly sent from one such agency.

    In a message to unnamed hospitality staff and published by Express, escort agency Sensuallounge Escort urges readers to book their “fine selection of ladies and gentlemen” ahead of time to ensure “the best possible care and company during the World Economic Forum.”

    Sensuallounge reportedly offers “services for all sexual orientations,” and the outlet claims one night with one of their employees costs €2,350 (just over $2,500). The service does not appear to accept cash as payment, offering clients the option of paying with a major credit card or via PayPal.

    Explaining that the WEF’s annual get-together is high season for Swiss prostitutes, Exxpress revealed the agencies set up dedicated websites for the conference. Their roster seemingly fully booked, Sensuallounge’s site had already disappeared as of Monday. https://www.sott.net/article/476345-Swiss-escort-agencies-booked-solid-during-WEF-event-in-Davos

    • Thanks: Che Guava
    • Replies: @KA
  24. @Notsofast

    Except that for the rest of the world, the agony that the Davos crowd is causing to the West is not an unsatisfying spectacle so some may wish a long life to Schwab, albeit for very different reasons. Remember for instance that the West got jabbed with mRNA, Africa didn’t.

    • Replies: @Notsofast
  25. @Dr. Doom

    Who will rid us of these pesky little proselytizers of dysgenic dysfunction?
    Certainly there must be a cast of thousands that have nothing to lose.

    We are not allowed on planes or across borders anymore.
    So, it’s up to YOU.
    Start by taking your witty pitter-patter to where it is needed: Supermarket check out queues, around the BBQ, the youngsters hitching a lift to football.
    Remember; the last weapon we have left is our wit, and apparently the devil hates being laughed at. Every time you see or hear that “dysgenic dysfunction”, point it out and laugh your head off. Point and ridicule, point and ridicule.
    That said, your ridicule should be informed and intelligent, screaming “Joo-Joo-Joo” really does nothing for our cause.
    P.S. Threats of violence and calls to lawlessness are not only counterproductive, you can, and soon will, be arrested for that. Free speech is the privilege of the civilised, violence is the base state of the barbarian. It is time to choose…

  26. Take all your overgrown infants away somewhere
    And build them a home, a little place of their own
    The Davos Memorial Home
    For Incurable Tyrants and Kings

    Snake eyes. Go to Jail. Go directly to Jail, do not pass Go, do not collect $200T.

  27. ghali says:

    The ‘World Economic Forum’ is a misnomer. The accurate depiction for such a meeting should be: Meeting of World Neo-Nazis’

    • Disagree: Che Guava
  28. mau'dib says:

    Found this quote from Mr LaBond
    “Homos are the eunuchs of Modernity, the naturally conniving administrator, the backstabber, the system advocate, the manipulator.”

    https://www.jameslafond.com/article.php?id=13901&submit=1#submitted

    Keep up the good work and remember to always:
    Purge all Pedophiles at all Costs & Kancel the Masters!

  29. @ghali

    Wrong!

    Correct: Yearly pimper & pamper of Jew & hyena; perverts.

    (Jews feverishly called the Christ of Nazareth “Nazi”)

  30. @Kurt Knispel

    Looks like a German or Luxemsucker—US ass lickers

  31. @Kurt Knispel

    Shorter KK

    “Everyone I don’t like is Jewish”

    (If I were running the ADL or similar I’d have a few dozen KK clones to clog up comment threads…)

    • Replies: @Che Guava
  32. @ghali

    I would say the “E” of WEF stands for two things of their agenda: Extinction and Enslavement. The former by way of their “vaccine”, the latter by way of their “climate change” policies. These people are not criminal, they are outright demonic.

    • Agree: boynkin
  33. As tempting as it is to fantasize about dropping some powerful ordnance on this entire event, one must keep in mind that the real enemy is not the monkey nor even the organ grinder. It is the entity that sent their right hand man to give the lucre to a runner who paid the organ grinder who made the monkey dance for the amusement of the mob.

    These loathsome individuals can be replaced in a heartbeat with no tears being shed. The farm teams are full of up and comers chomping at the bit to make it to the big show.

    Bilderberg used to act as such a clearing house. The 10% “who think they think” once they got a list of the attendees thought that they had it all figured out but they only saw the monkeys. A few got to the organ grinder but the trail then went mostly dead. Nothing to see here folks beyond what they want you to see.

    Cheers-

    • Agree: 1jonny
    • Replies: @Thomas Faber
  34. Notsofast says:
    @Passing By

    ….africa didn’t….and that is exactly why bill gates, imperial overlord of the w.h.o. just held operation catastrophic contagion in africa this past december. they invited the health ministers of several african nations, to try to bribe them into joining a treaty, that would supercede any national laws during the next plandemic and force compliance on those uppity black nations. they don’t want another tanzania situation, with their fraud being revealed and having to wack a seated president again.

  35. From a Christian perspective I would say this gathering is the anti-Church and I think the anti-Christ is already among their ranks.

    Russia regards itself as the Katechon – the restrainer – preventing the appearance of the “lawless one” so they ought to at least consider getting around the 5,000 Swiss military with a Kinzhal.

  36. @Notsofast

    If some of the ones that pull and push power buttons behind the screens can allocate their sorry asses openly to Davos [if], then that should be proof enough that geo-politics is a gamed layer. Putin is in on some things, as is China, they [global power players as improvised by the moment] just are bickering for what is mine and thine. Sad to take the binary logic of a Piper Escobar as worth readable.

    The rabble [me, you, Escobar, the ones you know and frequent, the no-stakes] is in for a dent. The stake-holders seem to be content with their Shakespearean playwrite – opera – ballet. The human world is indeed obese, as in bulging out of Planet Earth Biosphere. That is what is ultimately wrong. The quality of desire of our elites is not up to the game.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  37. Nig says:

    What’s wrong with torture right now. There is no law so did what thou whilst so might it be

  38. Anonymous[400] • Disclaimer says:

    AMGOT? How about ISGOT? Pat Buchanan wrote in 1992 that Capitol Hill was Israeli government occupied territory.

    • Replies: @Passing By
  39. Mac_ says:

    Would suggest the ‘bad guy or ‘groups’ stuff such as davos or gates etc are to distract from the smiley cons around us, so people sit failing to make effort where we live. There are probably a half million cabalers, and they know the juvenile tendency of people which is why they concocted the cons of ‘govt’ state’ and monotheism ‘obedience religons and bs distractions so could take over world for their vile schemes. More people are snapping out of it though point is the cons are many, so supposed person or group here or there are actualy irrelevant. Imo there is no difference between cons claiming to be ‘state, ‘city, county, ‘courts judges lawyers, media, skools, ulilities, large corporations, fake activist groups etc, and supposed ‘super’ boogy man act gates or fauci, or davos or bilderberg etc.

    Supposed fed govt same scheme, ‘dc wouldn’t exist if cons pretending to be ‘states or ‘county etc didn’t exist, which did same dictating lockdown masks etc, and scam tax, and ‘permit’ ramming more apartments and houses for more immigrants etc.

    So when I see this type thing just see cons doing more distraction, and psych image, and should be said the web as functions as distraction as people look at web, though again should focus where we live. Of course am making comment on web though is only ten percent of focus, otherwise share info around local, or do postal notes etc. Isn’t knock to article because makes points about scheming, just saying the scheming is local, and as general fact can’t be warriors for future when watching as audience.

    awe deeunce.
    .

  40. There is important information in this article, but Pepe’s writing style obscures rather than clarifies what he is attempting to convey. The reader must try to decypher his main points because he doesn’t emphasize them, rather opting to concoct clever memes like “dominatrix Ursula” (a meme which admittedly would be humorous if turned into a prompt and run through DALL-E or Midjourney to generate the corresponding image).

    What are some of the major points? Pepe hints at one when he writes that “Nobody with an IQ over room temperature will expect Davos next week to discuss any aspect of the NATO vs. Eurasia existential war seriously – not to mention propose diplomacy.” The point being made, I think, is that there is a lack of discussion, in the West in general, of what is really going on in the world – for example, the emergence of a multipolar world order. By refusing to discuss reality itself, Pepe seems to be implying, Western elites are doomed to obsolescence with the rise of Eurasia and other poles of power.

    Other analysts have noticed the same type of refusal to discuss reality, in the West. In this quote below, Alexander Mercouris of The Duran is interviewing Sergey Karaganov, in a recent video with the title Russia, from Greater Europe to Greater Eurasia:

    One of the most depressing facts about this crisis — because you talked about the way in which Europe is very absorbed with the Ukrainian crisis — [is that] much of what you have been talking about, Professor Karaganov, you will not find discussed at all in any part of the Western media. I mean, [there are] very few references there to the BRICS, for example; hardly any references to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization; very little discussion about multi-polar systems or unipolar systems.

    [This is] the kind of language that people are becoming increasingly accustomed to, not just in Russia but around the world. [There is] a long denial, for many years, about the rise of China, a long denial for many years about the fact that China and Russia were working together and were forging a relationship with each other. [There is] a failure to see a lot of what is going on in Africa. This has been a major shock here in Britain, that African states are now expressing opinions which go against those of the former Imperial Heartland, which to a great extent, of course, is still in London.

    Many people in the West — and I don’t think this is just the Western public – [such as] policy makers, still see the world very much on the basis of that system that you described at the beginning of your last point: the one [in which] the West still has its overriding hegemony, military, economic, cultural. That [vision] still prevails in some way: that, ultimately, all we need is to exert ourselves a little in one place or another — Ukraine, in this particular case — and we will eventually prevail.

    This is a very difficult thing because you’ve described the change, the transition, but I don’t think in European capitals there’s very much understanding that at the moment we are in that process of transition.

    That whole interview is worth a view, although the interviewee, dr. Karaganov, mumbles into a low quality microphone, which makes it difficult to understand what he is saying. The Duran seems to be producing consistently interesting analysis. Maybe Ron Unz should get them to write for the Unz Review…

  41. eudion2 says:

    >Added sulphur will be provided by Thucydides strangler Graham Allison.

    I read his book, Destined for War, which discusses conflicts between established powers and rising powers since the days of Athens and Sparta to the current situation with the US and China. The thing that struck me most was a sentence that began, “As much as Russia deserves to be strangled . . . . ” There was nothing in the book to explain the reasoning or qualify the meaning for wanting to destroy a nation of a hundred and fifty million people.

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  42. Realist says:
    @Notsofast

    wouldn’t it be a shame if something went wrong with one of the russians missile strikes on kiev and stray kinzhal accidentally slammed into davos at mach 12?

    It would be a significant step toward saving civilization.

  43. Realist says:
    @SteveK9

    A few hundred of the usual suspects drives it all.

    But the rest allow it.

    • Agree: Gerhard57NL
    • Replies: @David Homer
  44. Realist says:
    @CelestiaQuesta

    CQ suspects we are at DEFCON 1, the highest stage of nuclear readiness there is. They could give a damn if DC or any other major city target is leveled while they party in safely secured underground bunkers waiting out the fallout.

    A nuclear war will not kill everybody not sheltered. And the fallout is the least danger facing those responsible…coming out will be their downfall/

    • Replies: @Justvisiting
  45. boynkin says:
    @Notsofast

    More likely Ukraine, followed by Zel, “sorry about that, now how about another $10b.”

  46. Che Guava says:
    @YetAnotherAnon

    Many insincere (agent-type) commenters here in recent times, but very few K.K.K. or similar. Most are Zio or other victimology types, and the majority of such posts are as ‘Anonymous’ or ‘Anon’, which is bizarre. It isn’t an overload. Since appearing, Kurt Knispel seems alright in general, as does Ghali.

    Really, since I first signed up, I wish I’d used a uname like Joe Stalin (yes, I know someone has now), Hotoke, or Grand Kleagle. It doesn’t matter, as long as most post in good faith, and regulars have some idea of what other users who use their u-names to post say. A few are always irritating, but you don’t even have to hit the ‘Ignore’ button, do that if you want, but you can just see the uname of the fool and not read it.

    An idle thought, but the blog-style software that Mr. Unz and probably others have refined and expanded so well (I have had an account for, I think, over ten years, the site was more minimal before, but the basics of the comment system were already there) appears to handle links of user names to ‘Anonymous’ or ‘Anon’ as array indices.

    I don’t have time to do it, but tracking the patterns of each index would be amusing.

    OTOH, there is no restriction on users to use their u-names to post before posting as ‘Anonymous’ or ‘Anon’. It would be a good enhancement to the already good software. I would suggest at least ten posts passing moderation before permission to post as ‘Anonymous’ or ‘Anon’.
     
    That would give good-faith logins a chance to match the indices to account names, just by seeing patterns. I have been on the side where one can check IP addresses on a well-known U.S. site, so of course I know that the correlation of, e.g. ‘Anon[xxx]’ and signed-up uname is clearly visible. Also know that obsessions and language tics can make it clear to the simple user.

    Alternatively, the number of ‘Anon’ posts could be limited far more than the use of buttons, say, once a week.

    A few posters who use their u-names are always irritating, but you don’t even have to hit the ‘Ignore’ button, do that if you want, but you can just see the uname of the fool and not read it.

    Many ‘anon’s are worse.

    Just a few ideas.

  47. @Anonymous

    ZOG is the correct acronym for ISGOT.

  48. saggy says: • Website

    Russian air space is sealed by layered defenses such as the S-400 all the way to the already tested S-500s and designed S-600s.

    Is Giraldi really this stupid? There is no defense against ICBMs, period.

    • Replies: @Thomas Faber
  49. Now I understand the attraction for all the “movers and shakers” to attend the WEF. They can tell their wives they are going to Davos to save the world—when in reality it is just an excuse to spend time at a luxury resort, eat world class food, and have your knob polished and get your rocks off with a beautiful but expensive whore.

    I am submitting my resume. I know where the bigwigs can get the same sexual service, at a much lower price. Given the current circumstances, Ukrainian women are just as pretty and offering discounts at the moment.

    Call me!

  50. Gene Urtel says: • Website
    @Tsar Nicholas

    Since the term “the Antichrist” originated in the Bible, we must follow God’s own description of it in his Bible. Thus to know correctly and accurately who it is with divine certainty, we must have respect for its biblical sense. While in the past people have bandied about the names of Kaiser Wilhelm, Lenin, Mussolini, and others to be the Antichrist, realize that God prophesies of spiritual matters, not of political. Therefore, the Antichrist will not be a political person, but an ecclesiastical one.

    Who would he be?

    Martin Luther revealed to the world that the Antichrist is the office of the papacy. He brought about not only this exposure of the papacy but also its fall from the heights of its power by preaching the pure gospel to the members of the Roman Catholic church. See this from the history of the Lutheran Reformation.

    Luther demonstrated biblically that the papacy in Rome was the Babylon of Revelation chapter 17 with his writing On the Babylonian Captivity of the Church, and other writings, clearly proclaiming in the Smalcald Articles: “The pope is the very Antichrist.”

    However, in the five centuries since then the papacy has returned to a state of being unrecognized as the great Antichrist by almost all the world’s Lutheran and Protestant members.

    • Replies: @showmethereal
  51. @Shamu

    “Supposed” is right. Luckily, it only applies to WASPs and Prussians with aphid characteristics. Those are the ones with their mitts on properties of others, claiming them as their own, with arguments like inferiority of the rightful owners. You sound like one of the aphids, Shamu.

  52. @Shamu

    Well, as every WASP and every Prussian is supposed to know deep in his gut, the Russians are obvious examples of the grossly inferior Slavs. And such inferior whites, like the Irish and various Mediterranean types, will always make huge mistakes and shoot with every fault of calculation.

    Well the Russian Slavs don’t seem to be breaking stereotypes when it comes to war.

    Look at how they just stuck a platoon in a trench and without any armored support or plan. Just stick a platoon in a trench in freezing weather and see what happens.

    The Russians would be better off with Prussian commanders.

    But Putin has a Jewish chef in charge of the main front so he clearly knows what he is doing.

    If I were to hire a commander for a complex modern war I would definitely try to find someone with a background in hospitality services. Can he cook a Souffle? That is the first question I would ask.

    • Replies: @bike-anarkist
  53. Check out Jake Sullivan

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jake_Sullivan
    At Yale He was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa his senior year and graduated summa cum laude with distinction in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts.[4][5] Sullivan won a Rhodes Scholarship] to attend Magdalen College, Oxford, where he studied international relations.

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

    For example see Hidi Cruz and

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

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/2003/03/16/connections-and-then-some/faaece9e-0225-4310-a8f9-8137d2329d52/

    We’ve actually replaced the Trilateral Commission” as the darling of conspiracy theorists, says Rubenstein — who, truth be told, happens to be a member of the Trilateral Commission.

    It didn’t help that as the World Trade Center burned on Sept. 11, 2001, the news interrupted a Carlyle business conference at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel here attended by a brother of Osama bin Laden. Former president Bush, a fellow investor, had been with him at the conference the previous day.

    Sullivan of course also very tied the “DNC” hack, which was really ??? Seth Rich trying to go a good deed and not “Russian Hacking” Sullivan very tied into the Podesta(s).

    https://d3i6fh83elv35t.cloudfront.net/static/2020/05/js51.pdf congressional hack investigations

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

    Who do they really serve??? Could it be Satan. Church Lady Cold Open – SNL

    No TRUTH about the Ukraine War, The Great Reset/WEF, COVID and economic collapse/de-population agenda – that the Clot Shots are killing people, 9/11 – which the top Democrats were in on every bit as much as the Republicans – Schumer and Clinton Senators from NY on 9/11, the fact that the Financial system of the US and world is controlled by International Finance out of The City of London – are any of the Group of Thirty at Davos????, that the US Government seems to be controlled by Israeli/”Jewish” interests that are proxies for again the Satanic Beast monetary/corporate control systems.

  54. @Kurt Knispel

    Do the clowns in Davos really believe the bullshit they peddle each other, or is it like in The Emperor’s New Clothes, where each is afraid to admit to the others that he doesn’t buy into the crap being spouted and just plays along, in search of advantage over his fellow attendants?

    I imagine most know that even the simplest plans spin out of control and that where theirs end will be far from where they intend them to end.

  55. @saggy

    The article was written by Pepe Escobar.

    • Replies: @saggy
  56. @Passing By

    Being “Woke” means self-annihilating in a bluster of rhetorical fury.
    Just as long as it takes others out…

    • Agree: Sarah
  57. @Timur The Lame

    Good comment –

    The vast majority of these WEF-toadies have to be generic midwits, lacking in both insight and imagination, or simply “educated” to stupidity. The evidence of this is their recent report, drawn from “leading insights from over 1,200 experts across the Forum’s diverse network.”

    here:
    https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2023/01/polycrisis-global-risks-report-cost-of-living/

    It is grotesque. Spoiler: “failure to mitigate climate change” tops the list of risks 10 years from now; and “natural disasters” comes in 2nd place 2 years from now!

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  58. @Karl1906

    How prescient!
    When Europe loses itself and Davos is radioactively “non-agreement capable”, then the remnants of WEF can congregate in Vegas, degenerate capital of the World.

    • Replies: @Che Guava
  59. @John Johnson

    John’s Johnson peddling porn again! I bet your keyboard gets covered in ghism every time you THINK a pile of Russians get annihilated… but really it’s only the thought that brings you to climax.

    Such papable lack of satisfaction.

    • Agree: YetAnotherAnon
  60. @Kurt Knispel

    the photo gives you a glimpse of the future transhumanism (transgendered humanism).

  61. @Realist

    “The rest allow it,” That’s like saying I allowed myself to be robbed because I didn’t kill all the robbers ahead of time. I do not allow the globalists to take away my freedom and means of support. I don’t have the ability to stop them. If you can stop them please get started. I will help.

    • Replies: @Realist
  62. Che Guava says:
    @bike-anarkist

    If you haven’t, read Hello America ay J.G. Ballard (R.I.P.), you should. It pretty much hits every button you suggest.

  63. KA says:
    @Brewer

    It’s no one indeed that they are concerned regarding disinformation , news and least oblivious of the threat of nuke .

  64. @jinkforp

    Yeah, I hear they also have gulags in AMGOT’s called GIBSMO as in gibs me mo.

  65. Renoman says:

    I hear the whore houses in Davos are booked sloid for the week at $2500.00 a throw for straight sex and a lot more for every other freakish concoction that the Elitist odd balls can contrive. Hide your Gerbils!

  66. @Realist

    The notion of sheltering the elites is quaint–1950s and 1960s thinking.

    A modern nuclear war will happen so quickly that the vast majority of the elites (for example, Davos attendees) will barely have time to get notified and make it to their vehicles.

    The amusing part is that nobody wants to tell them the bad news….

    • Thanks: Realist
  67. Realist says:
    @David Homer

    I don’t have the ability to stop them. If you can stop them please get started. I will help.

    Woe is you. You sound like a real go-getter. You are the type of milquetoast person the Deep State loves.

  68. @Thomas Faber

    So, what exactly do you expect the state of the global climate to be in ten years? Paradisaical? I gather you’ve not, yet, been flooded, burned, parched by unending drought, seen the sea gradually encroach, or rip the guts out of your seaside villa or infected by some exotic zoonosis, the host having been driven from the forest by rapid climate destabilisation.
    Denial seems to be some sort of religious obligation with your type. Like a reflex, out it blurts, with a spew against ‘Greta’ or ‘Gore’ often thrown in for demonstrative effect. Your last para does not even make sense-both could easily come to pass. You are correct, in my opinion, concerning the WEF crowd. Evil imbeciles.

  69. @Kolya Krassotkin

    They all rest comfortable in their goose down beds knowing that The Great Plan, the eradication of the ‘useless eaters’, is proceeding apace.

    • Agree: Kolya Krassotkin
  70. @eudion2

    No power, EVER, in history, has been as aggressive, destructive and genocidal as the USA. None come close. Without aggression, murder and carnage, the USA would cease to exist.

  71. Oh Canada!!!

  72. @Haxo Angmark

    Schwab’s mother was a (((Rothschild))).

  73. Anonymous[113] • Disclaimer says:
    @PetrOldSack

    ” … The human world is indeed obese…”, have you been to the Global South recently? You must be European, if not, then my apologies.

  74. @mulga mumblebrain

    The 1200 “experts” were asked to rank the biggest risks in 2 and 10 years. I mentioned their rankings in the last paragraph.

    I am not convinced, at all, that humans are responsible for climate change, no. The way that “the science” of it has been mishandled, over many years, is very suspicious. If it was correct what they were saying, there would be no need to censor and marginalize dissenting voices.

    And this sort of thing (there has been lots and lots of it) does not make me trust the narrative more – rather the opposite:

    The global climate in 10 years will be, my guess, not very different from what it is now. The climate has always been changing, and it is a slow process.

    • Agree: Timur The Lame
    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  75. JR Foley says:
    @mulga mumblebrain

    Mother Nature and her sons Volcano and Tectonic Plates can do more than all of Greta’s gang targeting the 1.5 degree C target.

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  76. Agent76 says:

    Jan 17, 2023 Welcoming Remarks and Special Address | Davos 2023 | World Economic Forum

    Welcoming Remarks and Special Address from Klaus Schwab at Davos 2023. The World Economic Forum is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. We believe that progress happens by bringing together people from all walks of life who have the drive and the influence to make positive change.

    • Replies: @Yukon Jack
  77. Anonymous[291] • Disclaimer says:
    @mulga mumblebrain

    I gather you’ve not, yet, been flooded, burned, parched by unending drought, seen the sea gradually encroach, or rip the guts out of your seaside villa or infected by some exotic zoonosis, the host having been driven from the forest by rapid climate destabilisation.

    No, he hasn’t, And NEITHER HAVE YOU, nor I, or anybody else.

    Don’t confuse tectonic plate rebound (from the decline of the ice-age glaciers) with “rising oceans”. While the oceans are rising, it’s got NOTHING to do with mankind’s activities, and EVERYTHING to do with the earth constantly accumulating MORE WATER (mostly from space, but also hydrogen produced deep within the earth as products of atomic fission — just as helium is — combining, by various processes, with oxygen (when it isn’t combining with carbon to create an almost never-ending supply of petroleum).

  78. Anonymous[291] • Disclaimer says:
    @Tsar Nicholas

    There are ways which are far more efficient (in terms of dead/survivor ratios) than the use of one or few Khinzals or other missiles. Relatively low-tech, too.

    And when the WEF rolls into town NOBODY who is allowed to stay is innocent. This is evident by the fact that the Davos conferences NEVER have any leaks from waiters, waitresses, servers, taxi drivers, and other service people. Thus the only conclusion is that those jobs are being temporarily filled by others who are heavily invested into the beast system …. Fortune 500 CEOs, etc., for whom the price of a leak being traced back to them would be far, far higher than for the typical restaurant, hotel, or taxi company employee.

  79. The most insane library design. How the hell do you find anything?

    https://gab.com/koltukshoney/posts/109707312713111001

  80. @Haxo Angmark

    How about Spetznaz teams for them?

  81. PUTINFAN says:

    SURE shootin Vlad has his finger on the hypersonic trigger pointed at Davos. SOMEBODY is tryin to wrestle it away this very minute. At least we can dream a little.

  82. Liza says:

    These are the main planks of the shady platform of a shady NGO registered in Cologny, a tony Geneva suburb.

    To show their sincerity, why not hold their palaver in, say, Harare or Monrovia? Or are those cities not comfy enough?

  83. P.T. says:

    These conferences always remind me of the Pink Floyd song “Pigs on the Wing.”
    lll

  84. @Agent76

    From Davos, Finland’s PM Sanna Marin says «we don’t know when the war ends – but Ukraine has to win. I don’t see another choice.»

  85. Jamali says:

    [The World Economic Forum (WEF)’s Davos Freak Show is back in business on Monday.]

    Yes, they had a special SHOW by the ‘Iranian opposition’ discussion important issues such as:
    – Why the western leaders have not sanctioned the leader Ali Khamenei, close ally of President Putin who is sending drones to Putin to kill innocent Ukrainian people.

    – Why Ali Khamenei is welcomed to Social Media
    – Did you know that President Raisi got verified account on Istagram, can you believe that? When it is so easy to kick them out of social media so we can go to Iran and run the country according to Jewish mafia’s prescription. If you don’t help us then how can we help you to save your broken economy. Then we will never see each other in this WONDERFUL forum ever again.

    So, this American CITIZEN, Massome QumiKolah, known as Masih Alinejad,who poses as the representative of the Iranian women, is nothing but a CHARLATAN.
    She gives orders to bold headed Klaus Schwab as follows:

    – We want the ‘leaders’ of G7 call their ambassadors from Iran and kick the
    Iranian diplomats out of their countries

    – Trump, under the pressure of Jewish mafia members such as Mark Dubowitz from a terrorist
    foundation FDD, put Iran Revolutionary Guard on the ‘terrorist’ list. This charlatan said:
    I ask the Canadians to do the same, they did not. Then she said:
    – The EU MUST put the name of the Revolutionary Guard, which is part of the Iranian defense system on ‘terrorist’ list to help Mossad, CIA, MI6 so we the CLOWNS can make more money as AGENTS.

    You can tell how serious The World Economic Forum was from these shows performed by the CIRCUS, “Iranian opposition”, whose main job was to make people laugh, not to get bored with the bold headed Schwab.

  86. I’ve made comments on this subject previously at Unz but apparently bears repeating… Already the war mongers at Davos are preparing us all for a global nuclear war. A recently published article at the Business Insider shows a list of cities currently targeted for thermonuclear war however it is based on outdated information. Here is the most likely sequence of events that will unfold;

    An initial attack begins with a large atomic detonation many miles above central USA. The resulting light and EMP burst would “blind” both commercial and military satellites, fry (nationwide and beyond) the electronics in every vehicle made after 1980, release an electromagnetic storm magnitudes stronger than the Carrington Event of 1859. All power generation plants would cease to function, ditto hospitals, manufacturing, service sector such as water pumping and yes, immobilize every plane on the ground or in the air- they’d fall right out of the sky.

    There are indeed several cities of interest built into this scenario e.g., the deep warm water ports and or naval submarine/shipping yards like San Diego, Groton, Conn, Frisco Bay, LA as well as high tech centers, Seattle and Omaha, NE where all underground telephonic cables from the West converge and then fan out to the Eastern part of the country, destroying Omaha’s Offutt AFB (US Command HQ) as well.

    Over the last two years, Washington DC has been emptying out that is, for various highly influential politicians and top bureaucrats. They keep on the move, avoid full sessions or gatherings of Congresspersons, top CEO, COO’s and the like. The NYC metro area, will remain a hub for finance and business enterprise, maritime, the country’s most wealthy, thus will be an important nuclear target as well.

    Surface transportation is gradually shifting to underground highways currently used by Walmart. These vehicles may avoid the EMP effect. Visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAs33gsHNWg and https://strangesounds.org/2021/10/walmarts-secret-military-bases-linked-underground-tunnels.html for additional details.

    Of course the end users of these deliveries will either be the very rich , critical military or essential brain trust…the rest of us will be expected to roll up and die. Marijuana and narcotics will be freely available for the Terminals!! (us) but when the sources for delivery dry up, then what!?, you xox#xx#x Effen lunatics!

  87. @Kolya Krassotkin

    Do the clowns in Davos really believe the bullshit they peddle each other, or is it like in The Emperor’s New Clothes, where each is afraid to admit to the others that he doesn’t buy into the crap being spouted and just plays along, in search of advantage over his fellow attendants?

    That is a good question, politicians are natural born opportunists and liars, and truth is not their skill set, lying is. And every politician is after power, so to move up the totem pole, one must mouth the platitudes of the official narrative. So yes, they compete, to say the lie the best, in the most convincing way, to get attention of those above them.

    See my comment #86.

    The purpose of a political whore is to sell the agenda of the elites
    . So today we saw this first hand at Davos, Finland’s PM Sanna Marin says “we don’t know when the war ends – but Ukraine has to win. I don’t see another choice.”

    Does she believe the crap she says? Probably not.

    A modern politician is exactly like a used car salesman, they have to move the crap on the lot for the owner. The elite agenda is crap, it must be sold to the public, so the elite hire salesman called politicians, they compete with each other in elections, then the elite decide who they want on their “sales team”, and rig the election to get their choice in, or they simple put up two of their favorites not caring which one wins, because they own them both.

    Every politician, with almost no exceptions, sell out their country in the course of doing business. They are low life whores and they know it, and in fact many of the US politicians went on the Lolita express to Epstein island to bonk underaged girls. In Amerikan elections, populist candidates who have some integrity like Ron Paul or Bernie Sanders are always pushed to the side and never even get on the ticket.

  88. War needs to be taken directly to the elites & families (‘ homes).

  89. Sari says:

    PROSTITUTES GATHER AT THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM

    Prostitutes working for the Western Intelligence services Gather at the World Economic Forum

    An illiterate Iranian-British charlatan, Nazanin Boniadi, who is famous giving Sexual services to Tom Cruise and later met Harvey Weinstein for a role as EXTRA in films, ended up giving services to Jewish mafia, Jake Sullivan, as a propagandist for ‘regime change’ in Iran because is more profitable.

    These charlatans were performing at ‘world economic Forum’ circus at Davos.

  90. @CelestiaQuesta

    A nuclear exchange can occur – probably will occur if our leaders can’t get their act together. This might be what it will be like:
    https://folkpotpourri.com/a-time-of-unimaginable-sorrow-is-upon-us/

  91. John Kerry Says WEF Davos Elite Are Like “Extraterrestrials” Here to “Save the Planet”

  92. @Godfree Roberts

    He probably left out “the most advanced nodes”…. But you are absolutely correct that the majority of massed produced chips are not the most advanced nodes – excerpt for smartphones and tablets. On that note there are mainland Chinese AI chips that did indeed match Nvidia (run by and staffed by many ethnic Chinese anyway so it only makes sense) – but they needed to be fabbed by TSMC on Taiwan. That’s actually why Huawei initially got blindsided by the US gov. Huawei had the audacity to design a mobile phone chip that beat Qualcomm and match Apple. But again Huawei needed TSMC to manufacture it. But what made it worse why the US targeted the whole industry is because SMIC proved it could manufacture 7nm 3 to 5 years earlier than the west thought possible (the dummies forget Taiwan engineers are Chinese and thousands of them moved to Mainland China to work)…. Then YMTC was able to leapfrog all other companies in the memory sector in design and manufacturing. So now the US has decided to just basically embargo the whole industry. Pretty pathetic – but hey…. What I want to know is when Russia and China will begin working together on the whole semiconductor supply chain. Russia is good in physics and chemistry

  93. @Passing By

    Agreed. Same with the comments on Forbes – Yahoo – Wall St Journal – NY Times. I pretty much had to stop reading them. Plus I refuse to give the latter 2 my money.

  94. @Passing By

    Probably 95% of Americans are on board with either war against Russia or war against China. The progressives tend to want war against Russia, and the conservatives tend want war against China, though there is some overlap. Boomers, like the National Review audience, just want war against everyone all at the same time. That’s because their identity as boomer Americans is tied up with USA being number one. And they will be dead soon anyway, so they want one last hurrah of screwing everyone else on earth over to firmly cement themselves as the worst group of people who have ever lived before they finally croak.

    • Thanks: showmethereal, Passing By
    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  95. @mulga mumblebrain

    So, what exactly do you expect the state of the global climate to be in ten years?
    Paradisaical? I gather you’ve not, yet, been flooded, burned, parched by unending drought, seen the sea gradually encroach, or rip the guts out of your seaside villa or infected by some exotic zoonosis, the host having been driven from the forest by rapid climate destabilisation.

    Ok so you believe everyone is going to be killed by cataclysmic events in the next 10 years.

    But you are also convinced that the vaccines are killing people.

    Are you trying to save them from the vaccines so they can live a few years before the great Doomsday?

    Seems to me that if you really believe in Doomsday then you should support COVID and not the vaccines.

    Most CO2 comes from outside the US/EU and yet climate change advocates are completely obsessed with changing our behaviors. Why is that? Shouldn’t you be hoping that a virus takes the third world population down a notch?

    • Replies: @Anon
  96. @Notsofast

    Ah, but wouldn’t it be the fate of the 5000 to run around with some technological catcher’s mitt somewhere up there in alpine reaches to save the day.
    But I very much like the visuals you comment conjured up, n’est-ce pas merci.
    The mach 12 aspect of the possible incineration was a delight, difficult to imagine such a enormous speed, but oh boy! what a mental exercise in the trying. Whizz, whoosh…difficult t0o get the sound right with a piece of metal of that size clipping along with a cloud of freshly fallen Swiss snow kicking up around it.
    But I say it more than likely and possibly supreme karma that the Ukraine would bat another one of the park, like they did to that Polish farm house.
    Here’s hoping cheers.

  97. @Tsar Nicholas

    The anti christ spirit has been on the move for 2000 years. It just further manifests itself in different ways… closer and closer to the abyss in every generation

  98. @Gene Urtel

    The majority of the world – including the church is under the Roman system. The papacy is a “christianized” Roman emperor. The prophecy of Daniel before the term anti christ was used talked about the changing of times (calendars) and laws. The world uses the Roman calendar. Pope Gregory just refined it. Courts and such around much of the world. Even the church for the majority of the world – even Martin Luther still adhered to Roman Catholic holidays and the weekly day of worship (Sunday). They do it faithfully and have no clue. The serpent truly is the most subtle creature

  99. Anon[276] • Disclaimer says:
    @John Johnson

    Actually most of the CO2 comes still from West .
    Most of these could be accounted by cooperation , rich people , defense and US made wars abroad .
    Most of the trash that destroys the world – it’s habitat, ecology , and flora and fauna also come from west .
    These sorts of destructions add to other kind of environmental issues that add to CO2 production
    Subsistence economy in the third world doesn’t add to CO2 load .

  100. @Kurt Knispel

    If our “elites” ever do decide to cull humanity to prevent undesirables from breeding, Hariri will be among those culled or, at least, sterilized, to keep him from passing on his genes.

    (There just isn’t a very big place for Tay-Sachs carriers in the brave new world to come.)

  101. @Yukon Jack

    That is a good question, politicians are natural born opportunists and liars, and truth is not their skill set, lying is.

    Given that the old ghoul Kissinger has now reversed himself and now supports admitting Ukraine into NATO adds to the saliency of your point. One wonders what induced the warty old toad to publicly reverse his previous position?

    As you also noted, all politicians sell out their countries, (and friends and families), to one degree or another. But, the ability to betray requires a degree of trust, and with trust now on the wain, those opportunities for betrayal, (and even beneficial cooperation), are going to become increasingly scarce.

    Do our “elites” not realize that in destroying trust and normalizing betrayal, they’re going to render society increasingly unworkable, create new impediments to progress and, instead of ushering in an era of peace, they’ll be ushering in one of increased feudalism as they begin warring with each other for top spot?

  102. @Anon

    And a large portion of the CO2 (and actual forms of pollution) in Asia is from producing goods for the west to consume. The west shipped all it a dirty industry east. So they can feel good about supposedly having lower carbon footprint and producing less pollution – and at the same time complain about “giving away jobs”.

    • Replies: @anon
  103. Klaus Martin Schwab.
    Schwabylon Is Near.
    The Tower of Schwabel
    is in Neuschwabenland.

  104. @Thomas Faber

    Your ignorance, to be generous (or perhaps not) is great, but typical of your type. The global climate changes, but rarely as rapidly and broadly as now. At least since the PETM fifty-five million years ago. And about one order of magnitude more than then. So you are either ignorant, or something very much worse.

    • Replies: @Thomas Faber
  105. @JR Foley

    Don’t you just LOVE those old lies, JR. This one is a denialist favourite. Volcanoes, in an average year, produce 1% of the greenhouse emissions that humanity does. Your type have been told that over and over again, but you are either ineducable, or simply lying fanatics. Or both. Tectonic plate movements affect the global climate, but over the long run of millions of years, when we will be dead.

  106. The “interviewee” prefers to remain
    silent instead of saying: “Why don’t
    you stop this silly show? After all, we
    Jews all benefit from the stupid goyim.”

  107. anon[254] • Disclaimer says:
    @showmethereal

    Third world should not trust the push for Green energy from the West .West would soon dievst itslef from diminishing oil and start depending on rare earth metals to generate power from solar ,wind and sale lithium based EV ,store energy and possibly use other sources including nuclear .Then it would ship those waste ( solar ,EV vehicle, wind blades ) to 3 rd world .
    It might start sanctioning countries for using fossil.
    Green energy will reap windfall from subsidies and monopolization of the market .

  108. @anon

    Won’t all these windmills and solar panels be produced in China and other Third World countries anyway?

  109. @anon

    Yea seems many resist. Bottom line is 1st world countries use too much. The amount of junk produced is astonishing. When China banned taking in western scrap sadly other poorer countries started to take it in a ruin their environments. Regardless of where anyone stands on “green energy” (which is a misnomer because solar panels are toxic to dispose of and mining the minerals for lithium batteries is very destructive) – any sane human should want clean water and clean farmland and cleaner air. The best way to do that is use less.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  110. @Anon

    Actually most of the CO2 comes still from West .

    No that isn’t true:

  111. @mulga mumblebrain

    Mumblebrain, how much do you know about the practice of science?

    Live measurements of the climate have been made for the last 150 years or so. This, in the terms of the Earths age, is a relative nothing. Zero. It is therefore extremely sensitive to extrapolate from this data when speaking about rates of change. As for the rest, one must make models to describe what went on, and use alternative means, such as looking at tree rings and snow layers. How precise are these models? How global? How well do they fit together? Are they accurate enough to base sweeping predictions on? Obviously not, as you can see from the newsclip I linked. There are many more like that one.

    Anyways – I don’t know that humans do not have an influence on the climate (it would be strange if we didn’t). What I can see is that it is not science that is practiced when we are dealing with “the science of climate change”. It has become too politicized to be trustworthy, in my estimation – it is not serious science to marginalize opponents while ignoring their arguments. And I do not like the hysteria that surrounds it – making people panicky, shameful, and nervous. It stinks. That it fits into sinister globalist agendas like a hand fits a glove does not make it any better.

    What kind of changes we humans might have on the global climate, and how big our influence is compared to other factors (such as solar activity and orbital mechanics), I cannot say. But I do not think it is much, and it is not something I worry about. The changes that are usually described would not be all bad, either – for example, Greenland and Siberia would become very nice places if they became much warmer. Greenland used to be covered with woods, you know…

    Note that I still think it is best to treat the environment well – i.e. not pollute, destroy, poison ecosystems. But this is a different thing than global climate.

    • Replies: @HdC
    , @mulga mumblebrain
  112. Decoy says:
    @Yukon Jack

    “Do the clowns in Davos really believe the bullshit they peddle? Can’t speak to all of them but John Heintz Kerry is among the true believers. Teresa Heintz Kerry must be wondering whether or not her trophy husband is worth the non ending crap she has to listen to. Kerry has turned 100% weird from just 50% weird a few years ago.

  113. @showmethereal

    Yea seems many resist. Bottom line is 1st world countries use too much. The amount of junk produced is astonishing.

    Why is the first world always the focus in every single climate change discussion?

    It is the first world that invented alternative power sources but leftists seem to think Whites need to adopt tiny cars and be childless.

    Am I not supposed to notice a connection?

    Leftists aren’t over in Nigeria asking the men to wear condoms for the sake of the earth.

    They want to guilt Whites over driving SUVs and eating meat. Are they in Nigeria asking the men to stop eating goats?

    The climate change movement reeks to high heaven of leftist resentment. All of their proposals just happened to be focused on majority White countries. The left tells us that primitive people don’t exist and yet they seem to think they can only save the world by controlling White people. Just read any climate change discussion. It’s always about how the first world needs to change. No talk of third world birth rates or how Wakanda still doesn’t exist despite the fact that Whites left Africa after WW2.

    Excuses for third worlders, blame for Whites. Same old left-wing story.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @showmethereal
  114. @Thomas Faber

    Paleo-climate studies from numerous proxies eg ice-cores, coral cores, tree rings, mud cores etc, are numerous and gathered from around the world. Other proxies, like drop stones from icebergs littering the north Atlantic, giving a clue to the state of Greenland’s ice-cap over the millennia, have also been developed. As for models, as REAL scientists say, ‘All models are wrong, but some are useful’.
    Climate models have vastly improved, thanks to greater data inputs, vastly increased computing power, and refinements of models. It’s called ‘science’. It has been ‘politicised’ not by the scientists, who plug on despite the typically deranged Rightist hate and slander campaign directed against them, but by creatures like you, who simply do not like the findings. Opponents, the few that there are, of the scientific consensus are NOT ‘ignored’ or ‘marginalised’ through fear or malice, but because they have NEVER produced useful science, let alone a refutation of the basic theory. They have the entire Rightwing MSM and moronosphere at their disposal, and always have done, and that no doubt confuses the intellectually challenged.
    Your insouciant disinterest in climate destabilisation amounts to ‘Well, if it happens, I’ll be dead, so who gives a fuck’. The standard ‘moderate’ denialist garbage, accompanied by the usual fake ‘concern’ for the global biosphere, and a truly wicked observation that Siberia and Greenland would be ‘very nice’, while the tropics become uninhabitable for billions and mid-latitudes suffer weather and climate catastrophes unknown to humanity. You creatures truly are despicable.

  115. @Hulkamania

    The average ignorant Yank cretin probably thinks that war on China, in China’s backyard, would be like the ‘turkey-shoot’ in Iraq, or the martial glory of the triumph in Grenada, Nutmeg Capital of the World. This could be the end of Thanatopia, or of humanity.

  116. Anon[480] • Disclaimer says:
    @John Johnson

    No body blaming white when trashes from the those ships show up engulfing swarms of all varieties of sea creatures .
    No body blaming white when Apple has to change its charger everything it markets a new products .
    No body is blaming whites when the environmental disasters faced by Vietnam or Congo or Somalia or Mexico or Amazon cascade into myriad toxic effects on social , ground water , surface and agricultural lands .
    Export crop or cash crop that now defines agricultural landscape of countries from Ethiopia to Honduras damage local climate , destabilize the eco system and lead to exposure to noxious environmental reality .
    Puerto Rico has seen the destruction of its environment from the target practice of US military.
    Our fast food habit and habit of loving processed food continue to damage the agriculture and food supply across broad swath with additional damages to environment. It allows to discard and throw food that produces methane and diverts resources away from fresh and normal food .

    We ( west ) comprise 1/6 of world population but we consume 30 times more than the rest 5/6.

    Add to this the chemical leakage from military site ,corporations and discarding of chemicals by common folks .

    • Thanks: showmethereal
    • Replies: @old coyote
    , @John Johnson
  117. Professor of Harvard University Kenneth Rogoff boasts in Davos: “…even in the event of a military defeat of Russia, sanctions should not simply be lifted, since it is necessary to achieve regime change.” This brazen American garbage believes that sanctions should be aimed at bringing Russia to “appalling poverty.”
    Let us bring fear, terror and dread to Mr. Rogoff, the scum’s family & friends!
    https://www.pravda.ru/news/economics/1791418-davos/

  118. @mulga mumblebrain

    lol Mulga –

    this is classic “believe, or go to Hell!”-schtick. It is not science.

    I don’t believe it. I have thought about the matter (a great deal, in fact), and have studied it at university level, and discussed it at length with people from both sides. I am not getting my informaton from these groups you mention. And I have come to the conclusions that I presented to you.

    We don’t agree, and we don’t have to. Best wishes!

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  119. Factorize says:

    Why has a petrocurrency from the Middle East never emerged? It seems such a natural idea. Not the gold standard, but the oil standard. Have nations that have credible access to near unlimited oil supply print a currency that is convertable into so many ounces/pints of oil. To move beyond fiat currency, you need something that is universally recognized to be of value; at least for now oil is such a commodity in the modern world.

    • Replies: @Bro43rd
    , @showmethereal
  120. Bro43rd says:
    @Factorize

    Saudi currency is backed by oil, for about 50 yrs or so.

    • Replies: @Factorize
  121. @mulga mumblebrain

    “the entire right-wing MSM”. Thanks for the laugh, yet another insight into the tangled web of neurons that puke out such nonsense. Your enviro-rant is no different than “end-times” Christian apocalyptic bible-thumping: A bad script for a Z-grade jewlywood movie. Don’t forget your 3-D glasses.

  122. @Anon

    We White goys have accomplished a lot for the zionists, eh what? Not an excuse, but working hard to meet the goals of the ‘chosen of god’ doesn’t mean we are the ones making the rules.

  123. @mulga mumblebrain

    So, what exactly do you expect the state of the global climate to be in ten years? Paradisaical? I gather you’ve not, yet, been flooded, burned, parched by unending drought, seen the sea gradually encroach, or rip the guts out of your seaside villa or infected by some exotic zoonosis, the host having been driven from the forest by rapid climate destabilisation.

    The climate has not destabilized, that is ONLY YOUR DELUSION from believing the MSM bullshit narrative and believing that normal weather events are somehow caused by a slight increase in CO2 concentrations. How does increasing CO2, a trace gas, from pre-industrial 280 parts per million to 420 ppm cause increase in floods, raging storms, tornadoes, etc.? It doesn’t, all those events are normal on earth, but now there are billions of humans with cameras recording them and broadcasting them on the air waves, thus amplifying ever crisis worldwide.

    The news media, anxious to make money, hypes any normal weather event for ratings. ‘If it bleeds it leads’ is their industry saying. So when a tornado strikes or a hurricane hits, they plaster the images all over the news media while repeating the mantra of climate change. And it has become a spell, under which you labor with your concerns. The climate is exactly what it was a decade ago, a hundred years ago, and will be the same for the next decade, etc.

    The lunatic Al Gore just claimed the oceans are going to boil, do you believe that also?

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  124. @John Johnson

    So why did white countries not keep all their dirty industry???? Look up what the air and water in London and Paris and NYC looked like in the 1970’s. Filthy and putrid and unhealthy. Climate change is a completely separate issue – but obviously you didn’t read my comment. But sure – lobby for all environmental regulations to be rolled back where you live and see your children’s life expectancy drop. Go to an old junk yard and find a school bus from decades ago… Start it and breath in the fumes all day. Some a pack of cigarettes too each day… You know because that must be a “leftist” thing not to do those right?

    And if you had any brain you would know poor people in the “third world” do not use many resources per capita. Most of what they have is re-used stuff they got from somewhere. That’s a fact of life.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  125. @Factorize

    Simple answer is because the US and Iran have had a beef since Iranians kicked the Shah and his US and British backers out. Iran is the leading Shia country. The Sunni (Arab speaking) countries have a religious beef Iran. Think Protestants and Catholics generations ago. So the US made a deal with the Sunni oil/gas producing countries to protect them in exchange for using the US dollar. That’s also why the US doesn’t want peace between Iran and the Sunni countries (remember the US was Saddam Hussein’s biggest backer in the 1980’s because he was willing to fight Iran). That’s the main reason Solemaini was killed (remember he was on the way to meet Saudi reps in Iraq).

  126. @mulga mumblebrain

    There are some studies that would qualify as legitimate as per your standards that put forth the theory that the eruption of Krakatoa (1883) affected European crop yields for over a decade and caused starvation in some countries. Mt. St. Helens also had long lasting effects.

    BTW, isn’t “right-wing MSM” sort of an oxymoron, moron?

    Cheers-

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  127. Factorize says:
    @Bro43rd

    Bro43rd, are you sure about that? I have looked online and all it says is that the Saudi riyal is pegged to the US dollar ($1 USD = 3.75 SAR). I can see no mention of what the conversion rate of the riyal is into oil. riyal oil peg from my understanding would seem to make a great deal of sense, though I am not completely sure how this might undermine their monetary policy. With the gold standard, the quantity of gold wound up determining money supply. So if they were not mining enough gold, then this could cause a monetary contraction. Probably not the best way to manage money supply.

    What happens with oil when there is almost an inexhaustible and easily extractable oil reserve in the Gulf? I would be happy to hold 100 barrels worth of a Gulf currency with a firm peg, though what problems might it cause them? The world is now facing the somewhat terrifying idea of a move to monetary finance. Yet, with oil to back up their currency, monetary finance would not be true monetary finance with such backing. It is only monetary finance when you print a fiat currency that has no backing. It’s only empty currency.

    These questions might now be mute as Saudi has over the last few days publicly opened up to a petroyuan currency arrangement. Petroyaun could be an even more powerful combination. A reserve currency really needs to be backed up by goods and services that are at the center of modern economies. Petro + Yuan clearly seems to fulfill such centrality.

    • Replies: @Bro43rd
  128. @Monochrome Mobius

    I remember watching Avi Yemini (((Australian))) causing shit at the protests in Hong Kong during the CIA/MI6 Yellow Umbrella movement. Rebel News is controlled opposition.

  129. @Anon

    We ( west ) comprise 1/6 of world population but we consume 30 times more than the rest 5/6.

    30 times more what exactly?

  130. @showmethereal

    So why did white countries not keep all their dirty industry???? Look up what the air and water in London and Paris and NYC looked like in the 1970’s. Filthy and putrid and unhealthy.

    Oh it was completely filthy until it was regulated. But I don’t see your point.

    China and India choose to not have the same regulations. Just look at an air quality map for their cities.

    But sure – lobby for all environmental regulations to be rolled back where you live and see your children’s life expectancy drop.

    I don’t want to drop environmental regulations. I’m not a libertarian and am quite critical of them in fact.

    And if you had any brain you would know poor people in the “third world” do not use many resources per capita.

    Not per capita but they outnumber the first world in population and most emissions come from the third world.

    I’m not saying the first world shouldn’t be involved.

    I just find it deeply suspicious that climate change solutions are all focused on first world countries and especially on regular Whites. Leftists aren’t arguing to tax Hollywood billionaires to pay for solar power. They do however write editorials on how White Americans need to have few or no children and should live in the city. In the grander scheme that won’t do anything if the third world doesn’t change. So why would that be their focus?

    There is a political side to climate change that is separate from the science. The same leftists that want to control White people in other areas (guns, speech, taxes) *just happen* to focus on Whites when it comes to climate change.

    • Replies: @showmethereal
  131. Bro43rd says:
    @Factorize

    You are correct, there is no official document that backs the SAR with oil. But with oil generating ~80% of gov’t revenue, it has the effect of backing the currency. Unlike the dollar being backed by the full faith & credit of the USA(an oxymoron of sorts). Even supposing the US possesses all the gold it says it does, gold would have to be valued at over $50k/oz to cover the us dollars floating around the world. Not a pretty picture, especially if one holds us$.

    • Replies: @Factorize
  132. @John Johnson

    Comparing China and India is senseless. A lot changes in just 5 let alone 10 years in China. India’s main issue is coal and transportation- not really industry. As to why it doesn’t regulate… money – which is the same reason China didn’t before and the west didn’t before it. Dirty energy and residences and transport are cheap.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  133. @showmethereal

    Comparing China and India is senseless. A lot changes in just 5 let alone 10 years in China.

    Senseless huh? Bejing regularly hits AQI of 150+
    https://aqicn.org/city/beijing/

    That’s 21 million people that are regularly under an AQI where Americans and Europeans are told to go indoors because the air is unhealthy.

    I’m real impressed.

    India’s main issue is coal and transportation- not really industry.

    India has had the same issue for hundreds of years: They suck.

    The British tried colonizing them and basically gave up. Here is Churchhill on them:

    “I hate Indians, they are a beastly people, with a beastly religion.”

    “Famine or no famine, they breed like rabbits”

    -Winston Churchill

    India still hasn’t mastered the basic sewer system. Not even close to European 19th century standards. They pay people to go into the sewers in bare feet to declog them. Those workers die early but no one cares. Life is cheap in India because it overpopulated and their religion tells them it is all fine. Horrible country and their CO2 emissions continue to increase.

    • Replies: @JR Foley
    , @showmethereal
  134. @Timur The Lame

    Actually it was Tambora 1815 that caused the ‘year without a summer’ in Europe. An order of magnitude greater than Krakatoa, which had middling effect. Mt. St. Helens was a blip, but Pinatubo, a decade later, had much greater effect, cooling the Earth by c. 0.6 degrees Celsius over the next fifteen months, then the dust in the stratosphere fell to Earth. You seem to have a rather partial grasp on the relevant facts, Big Brain.

  135. @Yukon Jack

    Yes, Al Gore is a lunatic. He looked intoxicated to me. No, the oceans are not ‘boiling’ as he stupidly said. In places it looks like it, as in the Laptev Sea in the Arctic where so much methane from submarine clathrates is reaching the surface that the sea looks like it is ‘boiling’, but that another aspect of your beloved ‘hothouse Earth’ scenario unfolding.
    The rest is your usual sub-moronic garbage, the product of a sick imbecile’s ‘mind’ if we can call it that. I knew that scum like you would eventually destroy humanity out of a fear and hatred of Life on Earth, being dead souls who prefer death to Life, probably a twisted expression of the fear of your own death, but it has arrived quicker than I expected.

  136. @Thomas Faber

    So, you are either a moron, an ignoramus or just a Rightist fanatic who believes what he wants to believe. The science is unequivocal, arrived at by generations of scientists through hypothesis, experimentation and observation, yet an arrogant buffoon like you has the chutzpah to simply dismiss it, because it does not suit your ideology, ie your pathopsychology. I believe that those, like you, with an ounce of nous, are vastly more wicked than the outright morons who infest this place.

    • Disagree: Thomas Faber
  137. JR Foley says:
    @Yukon Jack

    Greta Thunberg is the answer—the NHL must go Thunberg Friendly–no more jet travel !!

  138. JR Foley says:
    @John Johnson

    Many Indians now in Canada—-heading government high offices–Anita Anand is Defense and wants direct confrontation against Russia as does Chrystia Freeland and Gurjib Singh—all a Gunga Din collection of dim-wits milking the system.

  139. @mulga mumblebrain

    This is the chart you need, Mulga.

    On the left side is a schema of the scientific method. On the other side, what you are advocating. No thanks! (pro tip: using slurs and insults in place of rational argument is usually unconvincing.)

  140. @John Johnson

    Silly you. Air is much cleaner now. And don’t look now – but China has passed the US in life expectancy even with dirtier air. So quality of life in the US must really be horrible.

    As to what you say about Indians. That’s yours and Winston Churchill opinion. That has little to do with why the air there is the way it is. Again – do you have a clue what the air in London was like 50 to 75 years ago. It’s called “stages of development”.

    • Replies: @Deep Thought
  141. Factorize says:
    @Bro43rd

    Thank you for replying Bro43rd.

    Even still it would have been an interesting experiment to back a currency with a clear fix against oil. I am not sure whether this idea might have caused some sort of problem managing their monetary policy. I suppose the great advantage with gold is that it is so timeless. Economic commodities can come and go, while gold is eternal.

    Yes, with fiat currency one clearly does need to be concerned. It is even more concerning when different nations have openly discussed monetary finance: print debt and let the central bank “buy” it. Conjuring money out of thin air qualifies as magic until one considers what that might imply about the value of the money in your wallet.

    • Agree: Bro43rd
    • Replies: @Factorize
  142. @showmethereal

    In Hong Kong, we always had a grey sky from the mid-1990’s to around 2010. I couldn’t remember having a single day of clear sky in those days. From about 2010 however, the sky gradually clear and I can see clear sky practically everyday now. The clearing of the sky in HK coincided with the progressive de-industrialisation of Dongguan further north.

    Unlike the HK sky, some people’s mind can never be clear. They want to believe that things always stays the same, and should stay the same!!!

    • Replies: @showmethereal
  143. @mulga mumblebrain

    You have been downplaying volcanoes as compared to anthropogenic sources. Yet just one volcanic eruption in Iceland caused climate disruption throughout the world, was responsible for starvation in Egypt and as far as Japan and gassed tens of thousands to death in Europe.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laki#:~:text=Consequences%20in%20Iceland,-The%20consequences%20for&text=An%20estimated%2020%E2%80%9325%25%20of,death%20toll%20of%209%2C000%20people.)

  144. Factorize says:
    @Factorize

    On second thoughts perhaps printing $4 trillion of Treasuries for quantitative easing could qualify as monetary finance. When one phrase has acquired all sorts of nasty associations one might consider it prudent to move onto a synonym. I suppose the less people concern themselves with all these confusing and upsetting ideas the better. As long as no one says Weimar Germany 1923, there is at least a chance that everything can just keep on stumbling ahead. This might be our Orwellian future, you can say anything except the unspeakable 9 letter word: inflation.

  145. @Deep Thought

    Ironic you bring up Dongguan. I was reading something the other day that claimed Hong Kong was always driven by finance and never had industry (I have read the same stupidity about NYC too). Places like Dongguan and Shenzen got industrialized when the Mainland opened up ad most of Hong Kong industrialists moved and/or expanded into Guangdong. But disagree slightly…. I wouldn’t say de-industrialization in Dongguan more than the “dirty” type of industry in Guangdong. Same with the Shanghai area. Both are still industrial powerhouses- just not dirty. BASF – the German chemical company- just built their largest facility in the world outside Germany – in Guangdong . The only diff is it’s “clean” now compared to the chemical industry in the area 30 years ago.
    But yeah -agree with your comment. The thing that really gets me is they forget how dirty western cities air was (and water for that matter). Industrialization meant – you get dirty – then you get rich – then you afford to clean up. Same pattern east and then west. It’s the same argument the global south is making now – as the west wants to restrict them and force them to use more expensive means to grow their economy. Meanwhile pointing the finger “oh look at us”. Meanwhile Hong Kong has a higher life expectancy than just about any city in the west and China had passed the US in life expectancy. Some people will just look down on others no matter what.

    • Agree: Deep Thought
  146. Che Guava says:
    @ghali

    ‘Meeting of world plutocrats’ is correct, from both old Stalinist and national socialist terms, W.E.F. doesn’t of course have anything to do with any kind of socialism.

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