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Politics / GeoPolitics May 05, 2014 - 03:38 PM GMT

By: Andrew_McKillop


Putin is Dangerous
France, which is happy to have sold two Mistral-class “invasion platform” attack ships to Russia for about $1.5 billion and to this day is still training 400 Russian sailors how to use them, is also running what can be called “sophisticated” anti-Putin propaganda through its State-owned and controlled media outlets. One of them, France-Inter radio runs regular interviews with Russian-origin political writer Vladimir Federovski who is promoting, with French State help, his latest book “Putin-The Secret Itinerary”. He is given copious interview sessions on a regular basis.

His theme is that Putin has had “five stages of development', from his time as a mobster street criminal from a poor background, through his learning curve of first becoming a judo champion then an accomplished chess player, to his “KGB stage” when he wanted to be a Russian James Bond. By graft he worked himself up the greasy pole. He has “unusual ideas” but also unusual determination.

Putin is therefore dangerous. Allied with the Russian Orthodox church, as well as the Oligarchs he will be difficult to dislodge but we have Moral Superiority on our side, isn't that so?

Gold and Money
Federovski melds-in the Putin threat of capsizing the delicate and fragile “Western liberal economy' solely based on debt and fiat money printing but does not develop that sub-theme.

We can do it for him.

Gold prices are massively rigged and the straight majority of writers published by Nadeem on the MO site will agree. Gold prices are rigged downward – only downward. Idiots can ask “why is that?”, but the simple fact is that keeping worthless chaff fiat money “valuable” needs the depreciation and abasement of gold. This confidence trick is now so massive, and gold market rigging is so open and criminal that this scam will have to implode and collapse from its own excesses.

Unfortunately its implosion and collapse means the end of the “Western liberal economy” as quite a few MO writers will agree with no hesitation.

Since the “defining crisis of Western liberal capitalism” in 2008, laughably called the “Lehman Bros crisis” by the glove puppet media, as if the collapse of one small and bent brokerage-private banking firm was the end of the world, the same lying media makes a daily attempt to claim that growth will bounce back. Government budget deficits will diminish, unemployment may decline just a little but of course not too fast, and everything will be fine. Muddling through. What could be nicer?

Gold will have to stay cheap, for sure. Goldman Sachs has repeatedly announced the Right Price of gold by end-year 2014 as $1075 per Troy ounce. Massive dirty tricks are programmed to ensure this.

The so-called Putin threat will be larded into the Save Fiat Money propaganda.

The Defining Crisis
In my opinion there is no coincidence at all that Thomas Piketty's book “Capital” is a supposed must-read at this time. Basically he defends the IMF theme of “taxing the wealthy”, which in IMF-think means taxing the savings of one and all.

However the elite adulation of this book at least allows us, the common unwashed mortal, to imagine that even at IMF level there is vague uncertainty that “we” should massively reward and remunerate the crony capitalist elite to the detriment of the 99% of the population which is not crony capitalist. At this very late stage in time and far into the crisis cycle, the IMF permits us to think aloud that taxing the wealthy is not an act of barbarity only able to destroy the economy as well as society.

We should be uber-grateful to the IMF for that, isn't that so?

The problem is that the economy has already been destroyed. Society, according to Britain's Margaret Thatcher (a friend of the great thinkers like Reagan and Schwarzenegger) “does not exist”. There is therefore no point in destroying it. How can you destroy what doesn't exist?

Margaret Thatcher was a near-hysterical champion of No Alternative Neoliberalism which sets out to solely and uniquely enrich the already rich by destroying society – whenever or wherever that thing might still exist. David Ricardo's “comparative advantage”, transferred and mutated to the UK of the early 1980s by Thatcher, meant the Iron Law of always-lower wages. Her governments – why of course! - always increased taxes. Work out who gained from that.

The defenders of Neo-capitalism, like Thatcher can be entirely dismissed as vulgar hypocrites and crawling liars probably also suffering from various forms of mental disorder. Conversely their stated goal of destroying society was as clear as their “economic philosophy” was a murky cesspool of half-witted sociopathic slogans and one-liners.

Some 30 years of this horse medecine has produced the mess we are in today. Now we have Putin at the door and we know he has Mobster origins!

Nuclear Weapons Too
Putin is rather well-armed, also. The armature includes the ideological bases for why Putin so radically reacted to the Kiev Flash Mob “government” rising like scum in a bottle to become the Natural Leaders of a ruined country. Or two or three countries.

Writer Federovski gives a large place to what happened to the Russian Orthodox church and its thinking, after Gorbachev pulled the plug on the USSR. Problematic for ex-Blackwater operatives now in Kiev to “bunkerize” the place and protect the Flash Mob “government”, the Russian Orthodox church and virulent anti-Stalinists like Alexandr Solzhenitsyn soon found common ground – in Putin. They have no time at all for Flash Mobs.

Unlike the USA and most European countries, Russia has had sometimes-long periods of Anarchy. Just like Marx's analysis of the embedded and intrinsic death wish of capitalism is excellent but his flimsy notions of Dictatorship of the Proletariat were nonsensical, the theory of Anarchy and the anarchic state were tried out in Russia in real time. They didn't work. They failed.

Flash Mob government (in Ukraine we put it in parentheses, that is “government”) is anarchic. It starts anarchic and it ends that way – very possibly in a blood bath. Russia knows!

Why the “liberal market capitalist West”, end of citation, would want to not only accept, but promote and arm a Flash Mob “government” in Ukraine will very certainly be a subject that historians will be discussing decades ahead from now unless we are all nuked. Was it only a capitalist death wish? Secret of course, never openly stated of course, but a death wish all the same.

Being drugged on their own propaganda, bombast, arrogance, and hysteria, the purveyors of this degeneracy of course imagine they can smash Little Mobster Putin. But don't forget he can hit back!

Have a lovely war!

By Andrew McKillop


Former chief policy analyst, Division A Policy, DG XVII Energy, European Commission. Andrew McKillop Biographic Highlights

Co-author 'The Doomsday Machine', Palgrave Macmillan USA, 2012

Andrew McKillop has more than 30 years experience in the energy, economic and finance domains. Trained at London UK’s University College, he has had specially long experience of energy policy, project administration and the development and financing of alternate energy. This included his role of in-house Expert on Policy and Programming at the DG XVII-Energy of the European Commission, Director of Information of the OAPEC technology transfer subsidiary, AREC and researcher for UN agencies including the ILO.

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