I’m sick of them…so please cease and desist sending me any more emails that liken the current situation in Ukraine to the 1914 period in Kaiser Germany. It’s the wrong analogy and it’s one of those neocon mind-trips attempting to reframe how you view history.
And it’s just plain wrong.
The more correct analogy in history is the pre WW II Anschluss and how that rolled out. Let me run through Wikipedia snips (for the high level view) and maybe you’ll follow what’s going to come next.
We start with Lebensraum (living room or elbow space).
Lebensraum listen (help·info) (German for “habitat” or literally “living space“) was an important component of Nazi ideology in Germany. The Nazis supported territorial expansionism to gain Lebensraum as being a law of nature for all healthy and vigorous peoples of superior races to displace people of inferior races; especially if the people of a superior race were facing overpopulation in their given territories. The German Nazi Party claimed that Germany inevitably needed to territorially expand because it was facing an overpopulation crisis within its Treaty of Versailles-designed boundaries that Adolf Hitler described: “We are overpopulated and cannot feed ourselves from our own resources”. Thus expansion was justified as an inevitable necessity for Germany to pursue in order to end the country’s overpopulation within existing confined territory, and provide resources necessary to its people’s well-being. The idea of a Germanic people without sufficient space dates back to long before Adolf Hitler brought it to prominence.
Point: What organization in modern-day Europe is in a massive expansionist mode and has declared a territorial (trade to begin with) imperative spanning from Lisbon to Vladivostok?
Answer: Why, the EU, of course.
Counterpoint: And months later, Russia responds.
Next, we move on to the German election and referendum, 1938:
Parliamentary elections were held in Germany (including recently annexed Austria) on 10 April 1938. They were the final elections to the Reichstag during Nazi rule and took the form of a single-question referendum asking whether voters approved of a single list of Nazis and pro-Nazi “guest” candidates for the 813-member Reichstag as well as the recent annexation of Austria (the Anschluss). Turnout in the election was officially 99.5% with 98.9% voting “yes”. In Austria official figures claimed 99.73% voted in favour with a turnout of 99.71%.
And while Crimea voted to side with Russia in this weekend’s elections, it’s a virtual certainty that a similarly polarized outcome will be assured when Ukraine votes in presidential elections.
The key in the analogy to the 1938 pre-WW II period is that there were multiple geopolitical areas involved in the voting. (If your coffee has worked its way into the blood stream, this should start to sound familiar: Germany, Austria, and Sudetenland.)
(I hope you’re following this because it really is important!)
So let’s look at the background of the Sudetenland:
And who was in there agitating?
Sudeten German pro-Nazi leader Konrad Henlein founded Sudeten German Party (SdP) that served as the branch of the Nazi Party for the Sudetenland. By 1935, the SdP was the second largest political party in Czechoslovakia. Shortly after the anschluss of Austria to Germany, Henlein met with Hitler in Berlin on 28 March 1938, where he was instructed to raise demands unacceptable to the Czechoslovak government led by president Edvard Beneš. On 24 April,
Pop Quiz: What Ukraine party is playing this role in present day?
Answer: Svoboda. Which, which sound suspiciously like the game plan for Sudetenland:
The party was founded in 1991 as the Social-National Party of Ukraine and acts as a populist proponent of nationalism and anti-communism. It is positioned on the right of the Ukrainian political spectrum, and has been described by some scholars as far-right, fascist or anti-semitic.
And yes, the Russians are pointing out that a) this group is threatening to blow up gas lines to Europe in order to touch of war and b) they are behind sending Ukraine forces toward the border with Russia.
And last, but not least, you need to run off and read what happened next when the old (non German, or in the present case, non-EU) government of Sudetenland (Czech Republic area recently) was kicked out: The exiled president, Edward Beneš began to issue decrees from exile.
Decrees of the President of the Republic (Czech: Dekrety presidenta republiky), more commonly known as the Beneš decrees, were a series of laws that were drafted by the Czechoslovak government-in-exile in the absence of the Czechoslovak parliament during the German occupation of Czechoslovakia in World War II, issued by President Edvard Beneš between 21 July 1940 and 27 October 1945 and retroactively ratified by the Interim National Assembly of Czechoslovakia on 6 March 1946.
The historical significance of the decrees, currently the subject of debate, is best known for the parts that dealt with the status of ethnic Germans, Hungarians and traitors in postwar Czechoslovakia. These decrees facilitated the Article 12 of the Potsdam Agreement laying national legal framework for loss of citizenship and expropriation of property of approximately three million Germans and Hungarians from lands which, in case of some of them, had been settled by their ancestors as far as since their invitation by the Czech king Otokar II in the 13th century or since the Hungarian conquest of the Carpathian Basin at the turn of the 9th and 10th centuries.
Since history rhymes, we can at least toss the idea that the EU of today is replaying the role of expansionist Germany before WW II. Thus, we would expect the next move would be for elections in Ukraine and then a kind of “dueling decrees” to take place. It’ll be a time sink for the UN staff.
Credit where due: my colleague Grady of www.nostracodeus.com picked this up out of some of the language coming in via our web language scanning project. All very WW II’ish, not Kaiser (*pardon this) rerolled.
The key thing for the expansionist EU, which is in an economic expand or implode mode, is to keep up the pressure. And aided by the US and remnants of the Bush-Cheney era who are still running what looks like the neocon agenda within the US State Department, this will likely drag out for a good long while and could percolate up into open warfare, but not before the Ukraine (Maidan side) elections.
Headlines around the net like “Rise of a New Motherland” show how well the neocons are still able to sell…(Am I the only one who remembers the 14 years of crap for what they delivered previously?)
Which is why the maximal risk of war may not be until mid April, or later.
By then, the economic need for war may be reasserting itself and then who knows how crazy things will get? Watch your sources and inputs quite closely, though, and make careful note of which media are openly promoting war.
You might want to ask “Why are they pushing war?” Could it be ratings and ad sales?
The EU this morning has imposed asset freezes and travel bans on Russia. Doesn’t sound like free traders to me, but they never were. They’re a power block and Ukraine is “on the block” at the moment..
NWO Loses its Initiative
While the EU has been attempting expansionist moves in eastern Europe, things ending up in the (rhetorical) gutter are costing the NewWorldOrder momentum as they continue trying to stampede a wave of public panic into passing global “climate taxes” which would begin the process of installing a global tax system, which would then be administered by global forces rather than those loyal to the interests of individual countries.
As proof of the slowing momentum, we note that “China reconsiders carbon tax, citing Australia’s plamned repeal.”
Not realizing they were being played for chumps, last week’s foolish all-night talkathon was a fine example of how the globalist PTB can pull strings of the US Senate at will.
What comes into focus is that ever since the Copenhagen data blowout on Global Warming, the shift to “climate change” has been the new mantra of the globalist tax brigades.
While alarmist headlines are reporting that “Greenland Glaciers Melting in the Northeast” we notice that North America is no longer covered by the Laurentide ice sheet, either.
Ice ages come and go…but political seasons change more quickly. And so, we see that Ukraine’s western take-down being scuttled, the West will need to find a new scare-tactic to shakedown voters. Repeat after me: Climate Disaster!!!
Like high tax rates and mandatory feeding of the insurance industry isn’t enough? Practice tuning out climate change scare talk because they’re really coming for your wallet.
More after this…
To Market, To Market
The Dow is set to open up. The reason is simple. No war, no surprises in Crimea.
The NY Fed Empire State manufacturing report is out and says in part:
“…that business conditions continued to
improve for New York manufacturers,
though activity grew slowly. At 5.6,
the general business conditions index
was little changed from last month.
The new orders index climbed three
points to 3.1, indicating that orders
were slightly higher, and the shipments
index inched up to 4.0. The unfilled
orders index fell further into negative
territory, declining ten points to -16.5,
and the inventories index advanced
to 7.1, pointing to rising inventory
levels. The indexes for both prices
paid and prices received declined but
remained positive, indicating slower
So the market is ready to party since the sky hasn’t fallen. Capacity & Utilization numbers from the Fed later this morning, but the one to watch will be our lead item tomorrow which is when the consumer price report comes out.
We’re not expecting much change, since the Fed is printing money like crazy to stave off pernicious deflation and so we look forward to a long bottoming process for interest rates which means a strong stock market for a while longer, perhaps.
EU prices aren’t going anywhere in a report out this morning. Repeat after me: DEFLATION!
Of course, events in eastern Europe may change that, and Asia declined again overnight, so not terribly bullish, yet.
Quake Spotting: Finally, a 7?
As I have been telling you, the period of 7.0 quakes has really gone into quiescence and hiding under the bed from “The BIG One” may not make sense for a while.
So when the quake down off Chile last night was reported first as a 7.0 but then downgraded to a 6.7 I was hardly surprised.
There have been plenty of people forecasting a BIG ONE for a long time who are looking pretty damn foolish.
But, as the Suns output is down, the rate of expansion of earth is what? Down. Which means the driver for quakes is where? (No hints, you just go think on it for a while…)
Plane Search – Nightmare Scenario?
The number of countries taking part in the search is now up to 25.
My son, G2, who can be fairly insightful now and again, asked me yesterday “Dad, do you think this might be a payback for bin Laden?”
Fine question, that…
And if hijacked to somewhere like Pakistan, a 777-extended range could give a country like that, which has nuclear weapons, but no missile system in the ICBM class, a 9,700 mile range nuclear delivery platform.
Not a pleasant thought, but I give G2 credit for being sharp…
Programming the Peeps
The “animal love” movement scores again: There’s a campaign on to save a dog that mauled an Arizona boy.
Kill what’s called a “poor innocent dog” that tried to eat a kid? Hello? Anyone out there?
WTFU people….you’re programmed to be victims and this is about as clear as the evidence gets. Liberals talk about registering guns but not killing breeds? Hello? I ask again….