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It is a difficult thing for a man to face himself one day in the mirror and realise that, regardless of the delusions and aspirations he has held in his breast until time revealed them as false, he is a failure. This, of course, can be a liberating moment; but it is always a painful one. It may be that he had hoped to be a professional athlete, but after years of trying he faces himself and swallows the bitter pill that this will never happen. Perhaps he hoped to reach six feet, but at 20 finally accepts that he will always be 5 foot 10.… Read the rest
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Something massive happened in India two weeks ago, and as usual the fake news mainstream media outlets have uttered barely a word about it. The Indian government banned money.
Now, so far they’ve only banned the 1000 and 500 rupee notes, but it’s just the beginning. It’s the first stage of a plan to digitise currency entirely.
This is a cruel, insane act in a country in which only half the population has a bank account. The country has been thrown into turmoil since, and there is a revolutionary anger growing among the population.… Read the rest
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In the latest escalation of rhetoric over the situation in Syria, Obama administration officials have indicated a willingness to use airstrikes against Bashar Al-Assad’s forces in Aleppo to prevent them from taking control of the strategically important city. Last Thursday Russian Major General Igor Konashenkov responded by warning that Russia would shoot down any coalition jets carrying out airstrikes against Syrian government forces in Aleppo. This is the clearest indication from the Russians that they will directly use force against America and its allies to protect the Syrian regime.
These alarming developments lead to a very troubling question.… Read the rest
One of the many titanic entities which collapsed during the Global Financial Crisis of 2007-2009 was the reputation of former Chairman of the United States Federal Reserve, Alan Greenspan. Presumably another one was his ego, although he’s not letting on. This man was held singularly responsible for the Great Moderation of the 1990’s, the economic miracle in the US of low inflation, rising nominal (that means not real) wages, statistically low unemployment (also not real) and steadily rising asset prices. Just about everyone was happy. The 0.01% received a massive boost to their net worth as leverage (that’s debt to us peasants) became cheaper and corporate valuations skyrocketed due to the replacement of US workers and consumers with much cheaper versions overseas.… Read the rest
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Does anyone still not think that the world got real weird about a year or two ago? It’s like the globe went from being a placid pond to a washing machine. Things that you never would have imagined ten years ago are now daily occurrences in the news. As usual, the mainstream media is explaining away events while XYZ has been covering this trend in detail. How can we make sense of the atmosphere of insanity which we can feel is spreading around the world?
It’s my view that we are living through a time when the paradigm upon which the present order is based is breaking down.… Read the rest
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If there was any decade in which the decline of the West became a foregone conclusion, it was the 60’s. Many of the shackles which hinder our liberties today were forged during that storied and romanticised period, and many of the fissures which are ripping at the fabric of Western society now first appeared at that time. The ugly beast of #BlackLivesMatter today is a direct descendant of the 60’s civil rights agitation. It was the decade in which critical theory hit the Western bloodstream, and began gnawing away at the integrity of our academic institutions.… Read the rest
Can you see the drops of rain on the windscreen? First Brexit, plop. Then European bank shares tumble, plop. Then the engineered war begins between black Americans and cops, plop. The downpour is beginning.
For those who have bothered to look up from the propaganda on their smartphones, this storm has been apparent for a long time. I’ve been watching the clouds ever so slowly gather since 2008. Like many people, it’s taken longer than I thought it would. That just means, though, that the storm will be even bigger than anyone had anticipated.
With Brexit, the coming catastrophe has started to enter the mainstream #normie narrative.… Read the rest
There’s a madness which descends on elites during the collapse phase of an imperial lifecycle. It is the apogee of decadence, when the reality bubble around the imperial elite floats off into thin air to meet the waiting pins of reality. This is the stage at which pampered Austrian princesses are told that the peasants have no bread, and reply they should eat brioche. It’s also the stage at which life inside the empire takes on an air of unreality and lies are everywhere, such as Rousseau’s (typical) lie quoting Marie Antoinette. It’s the moment when Wile E. Coyote has run off the cliff but not realised it yet. The… Read the rest
When the Western Roman Empire collapsed in the late 5th century AD, no-one knew. There had been a series of catastrophes, each followed by an accommodation of the incoming barbarian hordes, until finally Roman culture had disappeared and there were Latin-speaking barbarians everywhere. A bit like the BBC, really. Although there were points which can be identified as sudden collapses (the death of the last emperor in 476AD is the conventional end date) the collapse was only perceived in hindsight by the people living in the Empire.
Where once there had been thriving cities with polyglot populations eating foodstuffs from all around the Mediterranean, by the 6th century AD there were tiny villages with illiterate serfs tilling their little vegetable patches.… Read the rest