I apologize: The story about the Pfizer VP arrested for fraud was "satire". My fault. I had seen a headline about "Pfizer CEO arrested" debunked for a couple of days, then saw this story at a good site, and thought it was new and valid. It was not.
Links including my newer blog drjohnsblog.substack.com would not upload to Caitlin Johnstone's site or the Automatic Earth blog 3 days ago, but things uploaded with the Google blog version www.johndayblog.com . This may reflect new censorship of Substack, since it does not self-censor. I don't think it is content-driven exactly, since the 2 blogs are mirrors for now (except some posts removed by Google).
I have opined that the factor which creates a "world war" is that it resets the global financial arrangement. That still seems apt to me.
Capitalism Requires World War: (Debt-based money is terminally strung-out)
Power is more important than money. If you’re rich and weak you get robbed. Russia provides illustrating stories of such: Gorbachev had received a promise from George HW Bush that the US would pay Russia approximately $400 billion over10 years as a “peace dividend” and as a tool to be utilized in the conversion of their state run to a market based economic system. The Russians believe the head of the CIA at the time, George Tenet, essentially killed the deal based on the idea that “letting the country fall apart will destroy Russia as a future military threat”. The country fell apart in 1992. Its natural assets were plundered which raised the rate of profit in the 90’s until President Putin put a stop to the robbery.
In the last analysis, the current framework of Capitalism results in labour redundancy, a falling rate of profit and ingrained trading imbalances caused by excess capacity. Under our current monopoly state capitalism a number of temporary preventive measures have evolved, including the expansion of university, military, and prison systems to warehouse new generations of labour.
Our problem is how to retain the “expected return rate” for us, the dominant class. Ultimately, there are only two large-scale solutions, which are intertwined. One is expansion of state debt to keep “the markets” moving and transfer wealth from future generations of labour to the present dominant class. The other is war, the consumer of last resort. Wars can burn up excess capacity, shift global markets, generate monopoly rents, and return future labour to a state of helplessness and reduced expectations. The Spanish flu killed 50-100 million people in 1918. As if this was not enough, it also took two World Wars across the 20th century and some 96 million dead to reduce unemployment and stabilize the “labour problem.”
Capitalism requires World War because Capitalism requires profit and cannot afford the unemployed. The point is capitalism could afford social democracy after the rate of profit was restored thanks to the depression of the 1930’s and the physical destruction of capital during WW2. Capitalism only produces for profit and social democracy was funded by taxing profits after WW2.
Brandon Smith writes for capitalists, but he sees the same thing as a threat to his particular $US interests. The "new currency" arrangements are not settled yet.
Economic World War, Who Benefits (and how much time is left?)
If a global economic crisis is the catalyst as it appears to be, then several years would be required to let the collapse play out – along with the introduction of a “solution” to the problem. This means that the economic war will have to accelerate quickly going into the next year.
Today we are already seeing 40 year highs in inflation, along with considerable supply chain disruptions. Multiple globalist foundations are “predicting” food shortages around the world in the next 3-6 months. I believe the war itself will expand rapidly within a year to include China, and most of the damage will be done by the end of 2024. This will all depend on how fast exporters (mainly China) dump the dollar; the dollar dump will be the primary trigger.
A significant part of the WEF’s Great Reset agenda and the IMF’s Special Drawing Rights global digital currency initiative require the end of the dollar as the world’s reserve currency. This is a process the globalists have been talking about openly for some time. It’s not “conspiracy theory,” it is conspiracy reality. The IMF has argued on many occasions that the global currency framework must be “managed” by a centralized entity that can prevent national governments from exploiting currency trade for their own ends, and this includes digital currencies.
The stage is already set for this narrative. The U.S. will be painted as an example of why nationalism is a “path to disaster” and why no single nation should be trusted with so much power in the form of a world reserve currency. That kind of power tempts governments not only into excessive money creation and debt-financed spending sprees. New money is fabricated to pay for old debts, thus debasing and degrading the dollar’s purchasing power worldwide (also known as inflation).
Thus, it is only “logical” that a global central authority with no national loyalties be put in control of an “international” reserve currency, right? Maybe a multi-currency-based basket system, or, perhaps, a single world currency to prevent any future tragedies and abuses of power from ever happening again. Wouldn’t that make you feel safe?
Doug Casey has "5 Warning Signs" that the end of $US hegemony is near. (The oil, gold and commodity based regime being arranged by the Eurasian Economic Union looks promising to me, but I have no special knowledge.)
Here’s the bottom line.
Saudi Arabia—the linchpin of the petrodollar system—is flirting in the open with China about selling its oil in yuan. One way or another—and probably soon—the Chinese will find a way to compel the Saudis to accept the yuan.
The sheer size of the Chinese market makes it impossible for Saudi Arabia—and other oil exporters—to ignore China’s demands to pay in yuan indefinitely. Moreover, using the INE to exchange oil for gold further sweetens the deal for oil exporters.
Sometime soon, there will be a lot of extra dollars floating around suddenly looking for a home now that they are not needed to purchase oil.
It signals an imminent and enormous change for anyone holding US dollars. It would be incredibly foolish to ignore this giant red warning sign.
Charles Hugh Smith on The Problem With Money
I'm simply pointing out "money" isn't simple, and "backing money with X" leads to questions about the nature of "money," collateral and the fluidity and complexity of the social construct we call "money."
The problem with money is it isn't just one thing. We think it's one thing because we use it to buy things, but it's actually a bunch of different things. https://www.oftwominds.com/blogmay22/money5-22.html
The current 100 WEF full members (“Strategic Partners”) are basically drawn from the largest corporations in the world, together with their owners and managers, who are often referred to as “Davos Man”. The list of corporations, owners and managers that control the WEF is not disclosed and membership can only be inferred indirectly. However, the WEF members do not act alone, but have developed various groups of globally distributed trainees who generally act in accordance with the detailed policies and positions developed and distributed by WEF leadership. In general, these training programs have been operating for over three decades, resulting in placement, distribution and rapid advancement of many thousands of WEF-trained operatives throughout the world. As hyperlinked above, WEF chairman Klaus Schwab has famously claimed that these operatives have been strategically inserted into key positions in various governments, as well influential positions in important industries such as media, finance, and technology.
WHO IS DAVOS MAN?
“Davos Man” is a term coined by former Harvard University Director of the Center for International Affairs Professor Dr. Samuel Huntington (1927-2008) to define what was then an emerging group of economic elites who are members of a social caste which has “little need for national loyalty, view national boundaries as obstacles that are thankfully vanishing, and see national governments as residues from the past whose only useful function is to facilitate the elite’s global operations.”
It has been a muck-raking week against this financial inner-sanctum of the "Davos Men". Lots of stories summarized with headlines... Look, WAR!
The Covid Vaccine Boomerang , A New Whirl Odor , Maajid Nawaz
Moon of Alabama (German): Ukraine - Putin on Why The War Started, Failed Attempts On Snake Island, Other Issues
“The use of 'pre-emptive strike' is somewhat misleading. In fact the Ukraine started the war on Wednesday, February 16 2022, when its forces near the Donbas republics began preparatory artillery strikes for an all out ground attack on the Donbas republics.
The February 15 report of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine recorded some 41 explosions in the ceasefire areas. This increased to 76 explosions on Feb 16, 316 on Feb 17, 654 on Feb 18, 1413 on Feb 19, a total of 2026 of Feb 20 and 21 and 1484 on Feb 22.
The OSCE mission reports showed that the great majority of impact explosions of the artillery were on the separatist side of the ceasefire line.” https://www.moonofalabama.org/2022/05/ukraine-putin-on-why-the-war-started-failed-attempts-on-snake-island-other-issues-.html#more
(Just extremely prescient about the threat developing 8 years in the future, and preparing to win when it erupted unprovoked.)
IN VIDEO: JOHN KIRBY CONFIRMS US INSTIGATED WAR IN UKRAINE ” One, the Biden administration was flowing in weapons well before the invasion. The first billion dollars that the president committed to Ukraine did include lethal assistance. And that was before Putin decided to move in. Plus, we were very open and honest about what we were seeing the Russians do. And then the last point, which I don’t think we keep in mind as much as we should, Neil, is the training and effort that went into getting the Ukrainians ready for this kind of war over the last eight years. The United States, Canada, Britain, other allies really helped train the Ukrainians in small unit leadership, command and control, operational maneuver.” – John Kirby claimed in his interview. https://southfront.org/in-video-john-kirby-confirms-us-instigated-war-in-ukraine/
Supporting the current global power and financial structure requires a lot of cash without oversight, because it will have to be moved quickly and decisively to friends.Greenwald fails to go far enough to infer that this is good for FINANCE, not just Raytheon.
Biden Wanted $33B More For Ukraine. Congress Quickly Raised it to $40B. Who Benefits?
Tens of billions, soon to be much more, are flying out of U.S. coffers to Ukraine as Americans suffer, showing who runs the U.S. Government, and for whose benefit...It is difficult to put into context how enormous these expenditures are — particularly since the war is only ten weeks old, and U.S. officials predict/hope that this war will last not months but years. That ensures that the ultimate amounts will be significantly higher still.
The amounts allocated thus far — the new Biden request of $33 billion combined with the $14 billion already spent — already exceed the average annual amount the U.S. spent for its own war in Afghanistan ($46 billion).....Even more amazingly, the total amount spent by the U.S. on the Russia/Ukraine war in less than three months is close to Russia's total military budget for the entire year ($65.9 billion)... ..Indeed, by transferring so much military equipment to Ukraine, the U.S. has depleted its own stockpiles, necessitating their replenishment with mass government purchases.....Chomsky himself caused controversy last week when he said that there is only one statesman of any stature in the West urging a diplomatic solution “and his name is Donald J. Trump.”... (Poor Noam must have choked on spit-up, saying this.)..Typically, what we see in such situations is what we are seeing now: the establishment wings of both parties are in complete lockstep unity, always breathlessly supporting the new proposed U.S. role in any new war, eager to empty the coffers of the U.S. Treasury and transfer it to the weapons industry while their constituents suffer. https://greenwald.substack.com/p/biden-wanted-33b-more-for-ukraine?s=r
Behind-the-scenes national negotiations are underway... (Retake Galicia for Poland; share the risks in NATO)
Poland Will Formally Propose Sending NATO Troops to Ukraine at Summit This Thursday
Poland on Tuesday called for a Nato peace mission “protected by armed forces” to help Ukraine.
“This cannot be an unarmed mission,” Vice Premier Jaroslaw Kaczynski was quoted as saying by the Polish news agency PAP during a visit to Kyiv.
“It must seek to provide humanitarian and peaceful aid to Ukraine.”
“I think that we need a peacekeeping mission from Nato, or even possibly from a larger international structure, but a mission that will be able to defend itself and that will operate on Ukrainian territory, which will be in this country with the agreement of the president and the government of Ukraine and it will not be a defenseless mission,” Kaczynski said.
It “will strive for peace, to provide humanitarian aid, but at the same time it will be protected by appropriate forces, armed forces,” added Kaczynski, who is also the leader of the ruling conservative party in Poland and is considered the main strategist of government policy. https://anti-empire.com/poland-will-formally-propose-sending-nato-troops-to-ukraine-at-summit-this-thursday/
Ukraine War update: WAR IN UKRAINE DAY 76: ADVANCE IN DONBASS CONTINUES. RUSSIA REVEALS NEW DETAILS ON CLASHES FOR ZMEINIY ISLANDhttps://southfront.org/war-in-ukraine-day-76-advance-in-donbass-continues-russia-reveals-new-details-on-clashes-for-zmeiniy-island/Germany’s third-largest gas importer, VNG, has agreed to Moscow’s new ruble-based gas payment scheme and opened the necessary accounts with Russia’s Gazprombank to transfer payments...“We will pay the invoice amount, which will continue to be denominated in euros, into the accounts at Gazprombank in accordance with the planned procedure, so that timely payment to our supplier is ensured on our part." https://www.rt.com/business/555242-germany-vng-russian-ruble-gas/
All of that gas to Europe, transiting Ukraine, now goes through ONE vulnerable pipeline. (False-flag attack time?)Kiev cites "force majeure" to halt a third of Russian transited gas flow to Europe, while Gazprom says there have been no issues that would justify the move
https://www.rt.com/russia/555265-gazprom-gas-ukraine-europe/(An attack on this pipeline would be blamed on Russia, but the threat of that attack most realistically comes from desperate Ukrainian forces.)
There are only two entry points, which means all natgas would be diverted to the second entry point.
Ukraine's Gas Transmission System Operator said it would no longer accept Russian gas transit via Sokhranivka beginning at 0700 local time on Wednesday. Mainly because it "repeatedly informed Gazprom about threats of transit due to the actions of the Russian-controlled occupation forces and demanded an end to interference in the operation of the facilities, but these appeals were ignored."
On the vital importance to members of lying for the "club". When something is being covered up by the club, it's more likely to be true.
The Ethical Skeptic’s Razor – The Antiwisdom of Crowds: Among competing alternatives, all other things being equal, prefer the one for which discussion or research is embargoed.
Lying is an art form which ranks among the greatest of the humanities – bearing parity with such human affairs as mercy, semantics, history, love, literature, or war. The Paul Ekman Group, which teaches methodologies useful in spotting lies, has identified nine key reasons as to why people lie.1 Within this essay, we seek to extrapolate beyond this body of work, and identify a chain of principle regarding the lie of the syndicate in particular – a foible-in-common which further then leverages the amplification gain to be had through collective humanity: the antiwisdom of the crowd. https://theethicalskeptic.com/2022/05/07/the-ethical-skeptics-razor-the-antiwisdom-of-crowds/
2000 Mules movie for free on Bitchute, about the election rigging machine and all those people who worked so hard for it; their untold stories. https://www.bitchute.com/video/iv6LTEPEHI5P/
Igor Chudov: Israel: Chronic Covid Persists in Guts and Immune CD8 Cells, like AIDS
Delta Variant seen Massively in Wastewater long after Omicron took over!
Authors show that
Omicron completely took over and was found in the vast majority of Israel’s positive nasal swabs
The Delta variant practically disappeared from nasal swab results
Despite that, Delta variant RNA was massively present in Israel’s wastewater long after it disappeared from nasal swabs.
Preventable Deaths and D3 , Robert Malone MD , MS
We had an inexpensive life-saving solution both before and during the pandemic…
The inconvenient truth is that even at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, a very simple, inexpensive and effective treatment was available that could have saved the majority of lives lost (1-3). All that the WHO and public health bureaucracy had to do was to recommend and support people taking sufficient Vitamin D3.
(having photographed Jenny on the screen porch and vegetable garden in background)
Nice to see someone else who reads Ethical Skeptic! I started with boriquagato in summer 2020 and progressed to his commenters/ readership. And yes, I too believe we can set intentions to navigate through this time. I know of astrologers, chaos magicians, genomic scientists, artists, neuroscientists, biomedical inventors, financial analysts, etc. who have educated their readers on what is really going on (dollar reserve currency, false flags, 4th Industrial Revolution, etc.) who hold out hope.
Even if only gold currency existed men would wage war. Men are I think duplex and unless the spiritual in man overcomes man the struggle continues. 30 years ago Freeman Dyson wrote a book ironically entitled Weapons and Hope. His idea is smarter weapons bring less casualties in war and ultimately will abolish it. We could view the mercenary armies of Italy or Europe as pre-modern weapons of hope. As nations dissolve and regions emerge perhaps the new emerges.