So here we go again…looking into the future.
As long term-term readers of Peoplenomics.com know, we are set – in the long wave economic scheme of things – to move into the war period along about 2020 to 2015. My consigliere is betting in 2022-2024 if you are looking for a tighter bet range.
In a “normal year” we would expect the stock market annual peak around August 26th, or so, however things are now ever-so not normal.
We covered some of the problems in Wednesday’s “Presidential Election Lesson” on the Peoplenomics side.
But pay attention to this from our military affairs honcho “warhammer” who has insights into the role of Vlad Putin and Russia that you won’t be hearing in the parrot=talking LameStream media:
It seems Vlad Putin is moving his chess pieces into attack position, which stirred up some musings from Ures truly:
The linked article notes that August 24th commemorates Ukraine’s independence from the USSR in 1991, the exact day that Russia invaded the Crimea two years ago. Now here we are, 25 years on from Ukrainian independence, and Putin appears to still be holding a serious grudge.
The timing is perfect for Putin to consider a Ukraine redux. Obama is in full ‘Swan Song’ mode, not that the Nobel Peace Prize awarded president did anything to deter Putin’s Crimea grab two years ago. Add the U.S. presidential campaign making the final turn to the finish line and things are starting to get interesting.
Allow me to simply state the facts: a Russian incursion into the Ukraine will not further Hillary Clinton’s presidential aspirations and may help Trump’s. Many may be concerned that this, along with the Wikileaks release of the DNC hack data, further support claims that Putin is directly interfering in U.S. politics and decidedly favoring Trump.
I hate to break the news to Jane and Joe Citizen, but foreigners have been influencing American elections, directly and indirectly, since the earliest days of the republic. This is why George Washington warned his colleagues and future generations of Americans that we should not “entangle our peace and prosperity in the toils of European ambition” in his farewell address. In that same address, the Father of Our Country also warned of “mischief’s (sic) of the spirit of party [which] opens the door to foreign influence and corruption, which find a facilitated access to the government itself through the channels of party passion.” In other words, hardline partisan party politics can foster foreign influences on one or more sides (back then there was often more than two political parties).
I would add to Washington’s caution that the 1st Amendment protected American media is serving as the catalyst for the deconstruction of American exceptionalism and the rampant globalization of U.S. domestic politics and policies. An example? Ms. Hill is accused of having used her Clinton Foundation to accept bribes/payments from foreign governments. Any serious journalistic investigation has yet to be seen from the mainstream media. That just ain’t gonna happen with the press functioning in a 5th Column type of role.
Permitting me the luxury of presuming my claim is accurate, any major move by Russia or China in the next 2 1/2 months should be seen as a direct attempt to influence the outcome of the American election. Nothing prevents ISIS and Iran from attempting to likewise influence the general election outcome.
As a former Soviet KGB operative, one can be confident that Putin wants to bring the Ukraine back into Russia’s fold. Other former USSR satellites are probably also on Putin’s ‘wish list.’ Putin’s best opportunity for bringing the Ukraine (and others) back into the fold is to move right before Obama leaves office, when U.S. foreign and military policies are in transition (or in chaos, as the case may be). I also firmly believe Putin would prefer to work with Donald Trump. Trump’s world view appears to better align with Putin’s.
A Ukraine invasion by Russia prior to the November U.S. presidential election would not hurt Trump and likely would damage Hillary due to her ties to the Obama foreign policy legacy as former Secretary of State. Whether there is a decided collusion between Putin and Trump is another story altogether, but one should not ignore the facts indicating Mrs. Clinton openly and fully supported the 2003 Iraq War, the Balkan conflict in the ’90s and the disastrous 2012 Libyan/Benghazi operations. She also supports Obama’s surges in Afghanistan and enforcing a no-fly zone over Syria. Note that all of these nations are either in Russia’s sphere of influence or actually bordering the Russian nation. So which major party candidate poses more of a potential foreign policy threat to Putin – Hillary or Donald? The evidence says the former.
Regional disagreements are increasing across the globe. These may, over time, will consolidate into new, diametrically opposed alliances which can lead to the marginalization and eventual decline of American superpower status. War always creeps around as an option when nations disagree – whether any future war might be regional or global (aka WWIII) is the real question.
And this brings me to a critically important point that students of history may wish to brush-up on.
President Reagan went to great lengths to drive an economic sword into the side of the Soviet Union. And it mostly worked.
But it birthed a kind of half-breed form of government — almost a Troika — of mob elements, leftover Communists, and renegade libertarians. (We are more similar than different. It’s just here the communists are newcomers while in Russia they are on the outs…)
Russia iswhat the marketer Ure would call ,a “leftover” brand from the Cold War. They ain’t exactly commies, but it’s still OK to hate them kind of thing. Ask a school id. It’s drifty.
Here’s how the world really works:
In order to maintain the war-based economy which the democrats founded (led by Franklin D. Roosevelt as a depression coping tool which led to WW II) we see that the dems have continued beating the same horse they have been whipping since before WW II when Roosevelt engineered and manipulated the Japanese into an attack on Pearl harbor.
[Roosevelt lied large in November of 1940 when he promised in his campaign “I say to you fathers and mothers, and I will say it again and again and again, your boys will not be sent into foreign wars.”
What’s more, Roosevelt manipulated things to hold the Presidency from 1933 to 1945, to so those who figure Obama can’t pull off a similar scheme, be advised that the 22nd Amendment was passed after Roosevelt’s death but the loophole is there to “act as president” for two years still…so, for example, if something happened to Hil before taking office…well, the mind reels at such…]
The capper to the history lesson is to ask – in all seriousness – which government has more liberals and communists in it today: Russia or the USA?
And, since we are taking down our border with Mexico, is this any different than Russia disassembling its border with the Crimea?
The problem – which the nasty nest of neocons at State can’t cope with honestly comes down to this: They are in the war-making model.
Wars create artificial demand. They kill people, they reduce populations, they take excess production offline, and they reset the political boundaries of how much “governmentness” people will put up with.
The sit-rep right now is simple: We have been fighting wars with small enemies – and they are easily modulated.
But a showdown with Russia? China over the South China Sea outposts being constructed?
These are non-trivial and that is why the financial revolutionaries who are exploiting control of the West – turds like George Soros et al – are pouring million s into groups like BLM and the deliberately mislabeled social justice” groups.
They want wars alright; but just big enough to throw off fat profits and trading opportunities for them and certain Foundations.
But not big enough to force serious, fundamental, honest, and equitable rapprochement which could cost the bloody crooks their jobs.
To head down this path, the PowersThatAre know is not in their interests. Divide and Conquer! That’s the crooks game.
And groups across the entire spectrum – whether the republicans, democrats, the KKK or BLM…none of they have the vision because they have been sucked into their respective roles as Stupid Partisans.
So it all ends badly, but remember who told you to stock up on shit and who advised you to keep your head down and don’t wave flags for idiots pretending to lead.
Hand Me the ViseGrips
Put the coffee down – don’t want you to spill it.
Now, any all readers know, I am egalitarian sort. I don’t mind money being spent this way as long as there are equal portions spent for gay men, racial minorities, and oh yeah, straight white people, too.
But they won’t, rest assured. It’s OK for government to discriminate. “All the animals in the barnyard are equal – just some are more equal than others.”
Because government is no longer about equality…it’s about social justice warrioring – which is the shit-he tween the ears teachers have been pumping into kids when we grown ups were all trying to make enough money to pay for both the kids and the teach retirements.
Say, any chance of a refund?
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