In March 2022, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned of a “hurricane of hunger and a meltdown of the global food system” in the wake of the crisis in Ukraine.
Guterres said food, fuel and fertiliser prices were skyrocketing with supply chains being disrupted and added this is hitting the poorest the hardest and planting the seeds for political instability and unrest around the globe.
According to the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems, there is currently sufficient food and no risk of global food supply shortages.
We see an abundance of food but skyrocketing prices. The issue is not food shortage but speculation on food commodities and the manipulation of an inherently flawed global food system that serves the interests of corporate agribusiness traders and suppliers of inputs at the expense of people’s needs and genuine food security.
The war in Ukraine is a geopolitical trade and energy conflict. It is largely about the US engaging in a proxy war against Russia and Europe by attempting to separate Europe from Russia and imposing sanctions on Russia to harm Europe and make it further dependent on the US.
Economist Professor Michael Hudson recently stated that ultimately the war is against Europe and Germany. The purpose of the sanctions is to prevent Europe and other allies from increasing their trade and investment with Russia and China.
Neoliberal policies since the 1980s have hollowed out the US economy. With its productive base severely weakened, the only way for the US to maintain hegemony is to undermine China and Russia and weaken Europe.
Hudson says that, beginning a year ago, Biden and the US neocons attempted to block Nord Stream 2 and all (energy) trade with Russia so that the US could monopolise it itself.
Despite the ‘green agenda’ currently being pushed, the US still relies on fossil fuel-based energy to project its power abroad. Even as Russia and China move away from the dollar, the control and pricing of oil and gas (and resulting debt) in dollars remains key to US attempts to retain hegemony.
The US knew beforehand how sanctions on Russia would play out. They would serve to divide the world into two blocks and fuel a new cold war with the US and Europe on one side with China and Russia being the two main countries on the other.
US policymakers knew Europe would be devastated by higher energy and food prices and food importing countries in the Global South would suffer due to rising costs.
It is not the first time the US has engineered a major crisis to maintain global hegemony and a spike in key commodity prices that effectively trap countries into dependency and debt.
In 2009, Andrew Gavin Marshall described how in 1973 – not long after coming off the gold standard – Henry Kissinger was integral to manipulating events in the Middle East (the Arab-Israeli war and the ‘energy crisis’). This served to continue global hegemony for the US, which had virtually bankrupted itself due to its war in Vietnam and had been threatened by the economic rise of Germany and Japan.
Kissinger helped secure huge OPEC oil price rises and thus sufficient profits for Anglo-American oil companies that had over-leveraged themselves in North Sea oil. He also cemented the petrodollar system with the Saudis and subsequently placed African nations, which had embarked on a path of (oil-based) industrialisation, on a treadmill of dependency and debt due to the spike in oil prices.
It is widely believed that the high-priced oil policy was aimed at hurting Europe, Japan and the developing world.
Today, the US is again waging a war on vast swathes of humanity, whose impoverishment is intended to ensure they remain dependent on the US and the financial institutions it uses to create dependency and indebtedness – the World Bank and IMF.
Hundreds of millions will experience (are experiencing) poverty and hunger due to US policy. These people (the ones that the US and Pfizer et al supposedly cared so much about and wanted to get a jab into each of their arms) are regarded with contempt and collateral damage in the great geopolitical game.
Contrary to what many believe, the US has not miscalculated the outcome of the sanctions placed on Russia. Michael Hudson notes energy prices are increasing, benefiting US oil companies and US balance of payments as an energy exporter. Moreover, by sanctioning Russia, the aim is to curtail Russian exports (of wheat and gas used for fertiliser production) and for agricultural commodity prices to therefore increase. This too will also benefit the US as an agricultural exporter.
This is how the US seeks to maintain dominance over other countries.
Current policies are designed to create a food and debt crisis for poorer nations especially. The US can use this debt crisis to force countries to continue privatising and selling off their public assets in order to service the debts to pay for the higher oil and food imports.
This imperialist strategy comes on the back of ‘COVID relief’ loans which have served a similar purpose. In 2021, an Oxfam review of IMF COVID-19 loans showed that 33 African countries were encouraged to pursue austerity policies. The world’s poorest countries are due to pay $43 billion in debt repayments in 2022, which could otherwise cover the costs of their food imports.
Oxfam and Development Finance International have also revealed that 43 out of 55 African Union member states face public expenditure cuts totalling $183 billion over the next five years.
The closure of the world economy in March 2020 (‘lockdown’) served to trigger an unprecedented process of global indebtedness.
Conditionalities mean national governments will have to capitulate to the demands of Western financial institutions. These debts are largely dollar-denominated, helping to strengthen the US dollar and US leverage over countries.
The US is creating a new world order and needs to ensure much of the Global South remains in its orbit of influence rather than ending up in the Russian and especially Chinese camp and its belt road initiative for economic prosperity.
Post-COVID, this is what the war in Ukraine, sanctions on Russia and the engineered food and energy crisis are really about.
Back in 2014, Michael Hudson stated that the US has been able to dominate most of the Global South through agriculture and control of the food supply. The World Bank’s geopolitical lending strategy has transformed countries into food deficit areas by convincing them to grow cash crops – plantation export crops – not to feed themselves with their own food crops.
The oil sector and agribusiness have been joined at the hip as part of US geopolitical strategy.
The dominant notion of ‘food security’ promoted by global agribusiness players like Cargill, Archer Daniel Midland, Bunge and Louis Dreyfus and supported by the World Bank is based on the ability of people and nations to purchase food. It has nothing to do with self-sufficiency and everything to do with global markets and supply chains controlled by giant agribusiness players.
Along with oil, the control of global agriculture has been a linchpin of US geopolitical strategy for many decades. The Green Revolution was exported courtesy of oil-rich interests and poorer nations adopted agri-capital’s chemical- and oil-dependent model of agriculture that required loans for inputs and related infrastructure development.
It entailed trapping nations into a globalised food system that relies on export commodity mono-cropping to earn foreign exchange linked to sovereign dollar-denominated debt repayment and World Bank/IMF ‘structural adjustment’ directives. What we have seen has been the transformation of many countries from food self-sufficiency into food deficit areas.
And what we have also seen is countries being placed on commodity crop production treadmills. The need for foreign currency (US dollars) to buy oil and food entrenches the need to increase cash crop production for exports.
The World Trade Organization’s Agreement on Agriculture (AoA) set out the trade regime necessary for this type of corporate dependency that masquerades as ‘global food security’.
This is explained in a July 2022 report by Navdanya International – Sowing Hunger, Reaping Profits – A Food Crisis by Design – which notes international trade laws and trade liberalisation has benefited large agribusiness and continue to piggyback off the implementation of the Green Revolution.
The report states that US lobby and trade negotiations were headed by former Cargill Investors Service CEO and Goldman Sachs executive – Dan Amstutz – who in 1988 was appointed chief negotiator for the Uruguay round of GATT by Ronald Reagan. This helped to enshrine the interests of US agribusiness into the new rules that would govern the global trade of commodities and subsequent waves of industrial agriculture expansion.
The AoA removed protection of farmers from global market prices and fluctuations. At the same time, exceptions were made for the US and the EU to continue subsidising their agriculture to the advantage of large agribusiness.
“With the removal of state tariff protections and subsidies, small farmers were left destitute. The result has been a disparity in what farmers earn for what they produce, versus what consumers pay, with farmers earning less and consumers paying more as agribusiness middlemen take the biggest cut.”
‘Food security’ has led to the dismantling of food sovereignty and food self-sufficiency for the sake of global market integration and corporate power.
We need look no further than India to see this in action. The now repealed recent farm legislation in India was aimed at giving the country the ‘shock therapy’ of neoliberalism that other countries have experienced.
The ‘liberalising’ legislation was in part aimed at benefiting US agribusiness interests and trapping India into food insecurity by compelling the country to eradicate its food buffer stocks – so vital to the nation’s food security – and then bid for food on a volatile global market from agribusiness traders with its foreign reserves.
The Indian government was only prevented from following this route by the massive, year-long farmer protest that occurred.
The current crisis is also being fuelled by speculation. Navdanya cites an investigation by Lighthouse Reports and The Wire to show how speculation by investment firms, banks and hedge funds on agricultural commodities are profiting off rising food prices. Commodity future prices are no longer linked to actual supply and demand in the market but are based purely on speculation.
Archer Daniels Midland, Bunge, Cargill and Louis Dreyfus and investment funds like Black Rock and Vanguard continue to make huge financial killings, resulting in the price of bread almost doubling in some poorer countries.
The cynical ‘solution’ promoted by global agribusiness to the current food crisis is to urge farmers to produce more and seek better yields as if the crisis is that of underproduction. It means more chemical inputs, more genetic engineering techniques and suchlike, placing more farmers in debt and trapped in dependency.
It is the same old industry lie that the world will starve without its products and requires more of them. The reality is that the world is facing hunger and rising food prices because of the system big agribusiness has instituted.
And it is the same old story – pushing out new technologies in search of a problem and then using crises as justification for their rollout while ignoring the underlying reasons for such crises.
Navdanya sets out possible solutions to the current situation based on principles of agroecology, short supply lines, food sovereignty and economic democracy – policies that have been described at length in many articles and official reports over the years.
As for fighting back against the onslaught on ordinary people’s living standards, support is gathering among the labour movement in places like the UK. Rail union leader Mick Lynch is calling for a working class movement based on solidarity and class consciousness to fight back against a billionaire class that is acutely aware of its own class interests.
For too long, ‘class’ has been absent from mainstream political discourse. It is only through organised, united protest that ordinary people will have any chance of meaningful impact against the new world order of tyrannical authoritarianism and the devastating attacks on ordinary people’s rights, livelihoods and standards of living that we are witnessing.
Colin Todhunter specialises in development, food and agriculture and is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization in Montreal. You can read his “mini e-book”, Food, Dependency and Dispossession: Cultivating Resistance, here.
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Stop going to work. If everyone did that you’d see a rapid response. The “elites” only see us as worker units. Cease doing that and they will panic.
. . . and we’ll starve, thought this through then ?
A general strike.
Excellent read! Gas and food prices right now are same as ammo prices in early 2020. People panic and start either speculating on it or stockpilling(which leads to more speculating). I’ve been hunting for well over a decade and early 2020 was a shock for me: empty shelves in every market, all online stores either having insanely high prices or no stock at all. Made me go into reloading, but now it’s even impossible to get brass or gunpowder anymore at a decent price. I’m still buying some stuff like 380 ammo https://gritrsports.com/shooting/ammunition/handgun-ammo/380-auto-ammo/ but it’s gettin increasingly harder. And same is happening to our food right now: people just buying to have it, or resell later, creating hyper demand for so many items. They think they doing something good, but in reality they are doing more and more damage. But alas, they won’t realise it
Excellent article. This piece by Todhunter is one of the best analyses among the storm of responses to the orchestrated food crisis. There are clearly other forces like international investment or the philosophy of the Davos clique who have a hand in the (more recent) weaponizing of food, but it’s essential to review the longstanding agenda of the US, along with it’s financial branches the WB and IMF, for geopolitical influence.
I appreciate that the writing tied a critique of agribusiness giants and financial speculators into the greater topic of food sovereignty and the ever apparent class war between us and our mentally ill “rulers”. I’m hopeful that what has traditionally been the political Left and Right can continue to unite against our common enemies.
We didn’t have food shortages – My Family a couple of years ago when covid was kickin’ off – and they let us out for a for a bit no camping at – fesitivals ..but we did go camping by the River Wye, where we had been before (it was very hot). We had only been home a few days..My lad who reaally has got a Sailing Boat, said catch us up – to us – his mum and dad
Meet you in Penzance
Glad I brought my Fishing Gear..
From the most beautiful beaches in the world scilly Islands – all totally calm – grandkids learning to swim in the sea…the next day
we were bit by a hurricane in the open sea.
my wife and I screamed, get your life jackets on, as we bunged the kids down below in the cabin..we came about several times – with food, pots , pans and grandkids
The storm was Ferocious, holding on for dear life
We got lucky. The Atlantic Storm…
We all survived it.
I had brought my fishing gear.
“How to fillet a pollack”
Pollack is nicer than cod, very delicate
Totally delicious, when you get slightly worried about us running out of food.
I think we will be OK in the UK
No shortage of Fish
“The U.S. is creating a new world order” ? I would say the U.S. is the target of the new world order, led by the globalists and CCP.
The destruction of the US middle class is a primary target of the Cult. Of course all the branches of its government and their policies are straight out of the Rockefeller / Rothschild playbook. Most country heads of state who were fighting the Cult have been eliminated since the scamdemic. John Magufuli – president of Tanzania comes first to mind. A Ph.D. in chemistry who publicized that motor oil tested positive for the fake virus with the fake PCR test.
The US Global American Empire and it’s deep state are the architects of the New World Order. From big business to big banking, that pulls the stings of puppet politicians, the WEF, UN, Rockefeller Foundation, The Good Club, Club of Rome, City of London, the CIA, World Bank, and IMF, Gates Foination, Carnegie Foundation, EUand yes the CCP as well, all working hand in hand to design global control and dominance, the totalitarian New World Order. So yes, the Obama, Biden, Bush, and Clinton regimes all built and supported this catastrophe. Trump, not at all perfect, was the stick in the wheel spokes – that was why the dems, deep state, and RiNOS wanted him gone. So yes, the US remains the lead partner in this endeavor.
Interesting idea, but I don’t think the US can maintain dominance when this all unfolds. Rather, a select few will screw over the US and everyone else and install themselves in greener pastures as they rewrite the history books for future generations.
Fuel for world conflict like the last depression.
Energy Crisis: 20 Million US Homes Are Behind On Power Bills
Energy Crisis: Europe Faces Total Chaos As Forced Energy Rationing Begins
Bread for boosters, the new government slogan in 2023…
And meanwhile, Russia and Big Pharma are putting out the same new poisons, marketed using the same language.
Big Pharma & Russia unveil identical clot-shot scam. Coincidence or fate? Edward Slavsquat, 8/24/22.
This short video shows ”Wealth inequality in America” (The US).
Notice the video was made before the richest few people doubled their wealth during their war called pandemic.
The United States is the leader of this world in military spending, waging constant wars.
Since its birth the United States has made war. The military spending budget has been huge since the second world war, it accounts for more than one third of all world military spending, and the US spends nearly twice as much as China and Russia together.
So American taxpayers money goes to war.
I’m sure most Americans don’t know that just 3 % of US military spending could end starvation on earth. Extreme poverty that is starvation kills over 30 000 people every day.
But they are mostly children in Africa and Asia.
American millionaires and billionaires can’t afford to feed them, but what they can afford is weapons. It’s weapons and wars that keep them in power. That’s the way they maintain the status quo. Now they have masqueraded their war into some health issue.
PANDEMIC = WAR
EMERGENCY = WAR
They think this war is SAFE for them because it’s masked behind such good words like ”saving lives”, ”protecting health”. In reality behind these good words they are making war on humanity and killing us. They think that it’s an EFFECTIVE war tactic, since they can kill so many without actually firing shots, and in addition in this wargame they get data to prepare for their next WAR. What combination of all those poisons put into their ”vaccines” would be most effective. They study science only for money and murder.
They are master criminals.
The fact that they are making war on every aspect of social life, and breaking every existing law of human rights, is just sign of it being a TOTAL war. But fear not. They shall lose.
The winning side is the Humanity side. The side of truth and wisdom, of compassion and ethics.
Psychopaths with their money and machines have gone too far this time.
Their attempts at saving themselves and their evil systems fail and it will be evident to everyone soon. Simply because truth cannot be hidden.
Nom nom nom
Notice how the war in Afghanistan ended about one week before Putin re-invaded Ukraine? Who needs a fake war (on terror) when Putin so obligingly provides a real one as a distraction from Biden’s disastrous poll ratings. It’s straight out of a Hollywood script. The same deep state cabal behind the 9/11 false flag are loving the high oil prices attributed to this Russia/Ukraine nonsense.
Can’t have low energy prices can we.
Read it somewhere that the so-called Coalition Forces pulled out of Afghanistan last summer did not return home, but returned to the NATO crypto-bases, i.e. a network of training centers in Poland [ where they are not crypto] and the Ukraine [ where they are crypto].
So part of the NATO war potential stationed in Afghanistan was merely moved out of Afghanistan and deployed in the areas bordering on Russia.
Where after a short while they resumed fighting, this time with someone else.
Every US president is an Israeli puppet, bar none. They dance to the Zionist tune. Something has been planned.
The war machine has private armys Private military contractors-Private security companies-Non-governmental paramilitary units.The retarded voters think that when they say. We are leaving Afghanistan Iraq etc. That means the normal army are coming home most of the time’ we’re bringing troops home’ rarely happens. cheap PR.
What the gullible dont understand that the war machine which is paid for by the tax payer employs private mercenaries – private military contractors.
The MPs/ politicians there friends and family also hold stocks and shares in theses companys.
The show must go on. Got to protect the holy Rockefeller/Rothschild investments… which is all it is.
That creep Kissinger belongs on a express elevator heading down to hell.
How is that man still alive. Adrenochrome?
It’s been obvious for a while now that there are life extension therapies available to the so-called “elites” and their pet “celebrities”.
Kissinger types seem very happy in hell.
If you write more than one or two sentences, your comment goes into “pending”?
Really makes you think…
Makes you think what? And anyhow it’s just not true. I’ve written long screeds that don’t get “pended”.
makes me think that comments are being vetted before they’re posted, obviously.
It depends (on criteria that are not very clear to me; not just those described in the comment rules). At least half of my comments, for example, regularly linger in the sacred space between “produced” and “existing.” This is some Kabbalistic place whose secrets only Sophie and the other moderator know. They also hold the secret of the key to manifested existence. Sometimes they hold my comments for an hour or two or more. I feel a bit like a” suspect in a bad comment criminal, ” or an author of subversive literature, or a mother of bad babies. (And now I have a baby born right now, waiting to see the white world of the comment box under another article. I can imagine Sophie looking at him and clicking her tongue, saying, “Where did your mother, that obscure and naughty Eastern European subject, come from on our sophisticated and tidy website?”. Then she’ll take pity on the little naughty comment, slap him on his baby ass and let him play with the other comments.)
But I’m not mad at Off-Guardian. It’s their place, so they decide. If I do, there are other places where I can express my opinions.:)
dunno about that tbh: i seldom get pending….
once for a borderline remark ? only other times is when i post repeatedly in a short timescale….?
so it seems.
An entertaining read, but the writer must have been asleep for the last few years.
There is no “US hegemony”. What does he even mean by “the US”?
There is a hegemony of so-called “elite” billionaires and trillionaires who own the banks, the corporations and the land. Some of them are from the US, some are from other places. They work together (at places like the WEF and the UN) to consolidate their positions. Everyone else, no matter their race, creed or colour, is a “customer” (in reality, a slave).
Just like the “Left/Right” political paradigm, “countries” have been convenient fictions for a while now, a hangover from the past.
We have a de facto world government already, and the “great reset” is their current attempt to formalise it.
Hello Stewart: Exactly. The United States never achieved financial “hegemony” because the American Revolution ended before the Constitution was even completed. (1789) Hegemony is the political, economic, and military predominance of one state over other states.
American independence from European investment and finance never occurred, period. Thus, all military adventures and wars of aggression against other Nations were financed by British royalty and intermarried oligarchic families. The cover story is complete nonsense.
During the “covid pandemic”, major businesses in USA gained 25% more profits before taxes and 37% after taxes, simply by raising prices. -US Bureau of Economic Analysis 2022 quoted by Michael Hudson
“Whosoever controls the volume of money in any country is absolute master of its industry and commerce… and when you realise that the entire system is very easily controlled, one way or another, by a few powerful men at the top, you will not have to be told how periods of inflation and depresiion originate”.
That was President Garfield a few weeks before he was assassinated.
To see even more sharply what the Russian-Ukrainian war is for just imagine their trying to take down the European economy, and downsize energy without it.
And the coming food scarcity: Imagine their trying to engineer THAT w/o the pretext of war-broken supply chains.
US conjures up $1billion say, and sends it to Ukraine in the form of weapons; who does the accounting, is it made public ? How much are the weapons worth ? $1 million, maybe, where does the rest of the billion go ? Who steals their share ?
The primary actor is the international deep state, or the banksters, or the NWO– WHATEVER name you care to use. Their opponent is humanity and the nationstate, especially the US.
If the Plan is for the US to become all-powerful you don’t export her industries to China, poison her population and military with more chemical and dietary insults than I can name, culminating in the vaxx. You don’t make the US strong in the eyes of the world bu undermining her currency. Or by selecting as her leader a feeble and addled old man; you do that to telegraph to the world that the US is a failed state.
I wd guess that the fate planned for the US is it’s breakup.
The primary actor is the international deep state, or the banksters, or the NWO– WHATEVER name you care to use.
The word you are looking for is Parasites.
Right on target. Thanks!
12 regions. Same as the Federal Reserve banks
Meanwhile, it’s caviar, truffles and champagne for the Turds at the top.
innocent children. blood. etc
Australian MSM have given no coverage to Russian claims that Ukraine forces have threatened the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in SE Ukraine, but are giving coverage to Zelensky’s claim that Russian forces threaten the power plant…
Is the ‘Russian threat’ being promoted as a pretext for direct involvement of US and Nato forces in Ukraine to drive the Russians out of Ukraine ?
After all, populations that can be terrorised by the threat of an invisible, incredibly small, (some say non-existent) germ, can just as easily be terrorised into supporting any actions to prevent the threat of being injured, or dying, from invisible radiation clouds descending on their country.
One site has listed the various media organisation little billy gates has in his pocket:
Of course they haven’t: do you seriously think that Australia has any independence any more? It is a totally servile client state of the USA now, which is a client state of unelected billionairedom.
You really should grow beyond believing that the MSM is a force for anything other than State-sponsored control and repression.
Give up any delusions about the MSM and seek out facts from independent sources.
The sooner the MSM is belly up due to nobody reading it any more the better.
The East-west shit show is just as fake as the left-right shit show. A lot of the alt community in the West is invested in seeing Russia as a beacon of resistance. It’s bullshit. They just put out little stories to appeal to you and make you invest in the “war” (yay go Team Russia) so you won’t remember they are all selling the same globalism in different wrapping.
I trace the US foreign policy straight back to the City of London via the CFR / RIIA (Chatham House). Globalism is just a continuation of the British Empire which has nothing to do with England, Scotland, Wales or N Ireland, on which it is a parasite. The UN, merely a PR front for the World Bank/IMF is the same. It’s all just international business.
True. And some claim the British Empire is simply a continuation of the Roman Empire. And some claim the Roman Empire is just an extension of the Phoenician Empire i.e. the original global empire:
Thank you for that, I will give it a good read as have been finding Michael Tsarion very interesting on history too.
Probably close to the truth. Then before the Flood and back and back. History is privately owned, like us.
Hello CK_: Most people can’t even get it through their heads that the Enchanted Isles and lands once belonging to the Goddess Eiru, completely fell to Roman occupation over 1250 years ago. The Phoenician empire has been intentionally written out of history. > > > Where is modern Israel, Lebanon, Palestine, Gaza Strip located?
Phoenician merchants simply relocated language, Mediterranean trade, legal and financial norms, and modified mythology – to Venice…
You are on the right track about the City of London. It appears the successor to Yeltsin wasn’t enamoured with them after showing their envoy the door.
There is no British Empire, there is nothing British about it and these ceremonial county’s such as London, exist all around the world, the vatican for instance, much of the re-writing of history, formulation of the modern scientific concepts (materialism) and control of the worlds gold was done in the vatican. If all money leads back to London then it’s probably a set false trail, it’s too easy.
Britain does not exist, The City is not in the UK Corporation. Of course it doesn’t stop in London. Money’s gotta roll, man because if it stops the punters would see that it, too doesn’t exist.
“Who needs Cull Juice when there are chips with kill switches?”
I’ll add, along with their hegemonic corruption of the World’s resources, those who control the U.S. have spent a lot of time fabricating, fictionalising and distorting the entire perception that modern humans have of themselves, their world and their place in it, to the point of barely functional madness.
The successful believers actually wish for distracted madness over being taught a fragment of truth, the truth, they are trained, stimulates taboo beliefs such as; Earth holds a special place in the Universe; some thought is non-local and non-personalised; fossil fuels are a renewable resource; unseen forces stimulate their desires; scientists have only ever guessed what’s up in space; the human body can heal itself; ancient natural houses breathed; dinosaurs are a spielberg production and could it be; there is more to the cause and effect of life than purely physical phenomena?
It is wonder that has been strip-mined from the public consciousness by the globalist hegemonists.
It is wonder that has recently been re-ignited in the mind of public consciousness after years slumbering on the straw bed of complacency and the lumpy pillow of misdirected trust.
Eugene Debs called Mother Jones the other day and they’re going to join forces.
It’s always been a class war.
Russian supermarkets are full of food (minus western junk Coca Cola, McDonalds).
And the Russians have plenty of gas to keep warm and petrol for transport.
They have strong leaders who don´t tolerate rubber boats, drag queens and wokism.
All thanks to the freaks who now control the “west” .
Perhaps we should send them a bill?
Having plenty of gas and petrol has nothing to do with the prices of gas and petrol.
The Queen of these resources, the Queen of wealth Saudi Arabia, in 2018 increased the price of them by 260% – sic! – to its citizens. At one go. From one month to the next month.
One could add, to those who noticed it, and not many did, it was quite an unprecedented occurrence and a shock too, especially for the 5 million poor immigrants working in KSA, though the world in general was then busy watching new photo sessions of Melania Trump, her outfits along with her seriously elderly husband at various international events.
And mind you, cooling is much more expensive than heating.
The Saudis in charge justified the 260% – sic! – price rise as their ”green chapter” ticked, part of the WEF Agenda 2030 called in KSA Vision 2030, where they are the key trend-setter, believe it or not [ and you will probably not believe it].
Russians have a number of top performers that look like and behave like exactly – sorry, not part of my language but need to repeat it – ”drag queens”.
Except that they are not aware that they are ”drag queens”, living in their skazka world..
I apologize in advance if this sounds too rude, Quaeritur Omnia, I don’t know you and I have nothing against you, you are probably a good person and idealist. BUT
Where did you read this? On any of the websites of the Western “specialists on Russia”?
Are these the same “strong leaders” who want to inoculated their population, preparing the “c0vid inoculation” for inclusion in the mandatory immunization calendar?
Are they the same ones who follow a legislated “roadmap” for the biodigital convergence of Russian citizens, which supplied with plenty food and gasoline?
The same ones who are making unstoppable progress with the introduction of the programmable digital ruble and digitizing society according to the canons of WEF (that is, nothing less than the beginning of a social credit system)?
The same strong leaders who not only tolerate but also legislate for the destruction of the traditional Russian family in order to achieve exactly the same western goals for the “sustainable development” of society? (Do you know this, are you told by “specialists on Russia”? No.)
Those who are working hard to destroy the Russian education system, digitizing it, destroying the Living teacher-student relationship, and creating a de facto subclass of idiots, leaving actual education to a select stratum? (You know?)
Those who wish to keep up with the world’s “trends” of eating bugs and biotechnological transformation of food?
Does the fact that the situation in Western societies is bad in a number of ways make the situation in Russia good?
Why not try to explain your Western perception to the Russians or just go live there, since it’s so nice? The “experts on Russia” sites are full of excited commentators who have no real idea of Russian reality; and they excitedly share their general incompetence day after day. Beauty.
Blessed are the believers. (Good thing you don’t live in Russia and you don’t understand what you’re saying. In fact, there’s not that much difference anymore, and soon there may be almost none..)
/ And did you not understand that if there is a high enough inoculation coverage, it does not matter whether they impose genderism or not? Then the deep and long-lasting goals of genderism will be achieved. /
Let’s wait a little longer and see how things develop east of you. But if you’re well informed, you’ll know right now what you’re going to wait for, and you won’t say that.
And, by the way, I am probably much more in danger than you of being left out in the cold this winter because of our country’s specific dependence on Russian gas, which has been almost destroyed by the seemingly stupid and American-led actions of “our” government, but in fact-pre-agreed actions between East and West. But I’m not going to fall for the stupid trick of the good East with strong leaders, because Western leaders are evil. Because it is not true and completely contradicts the reality of east-west convergence under common “sustainable” goals.
And perhaps it is not unimportant to add that in many ways Russians and Russian culture are much closer to me than all the Western ones put together. In case anyone suspects me of “Russophobia”. On the contrary, exactly similar to your statements are Russophobic, because they are contrary to the interests of the Russian people (but perfectly in line with the goals of the “sustainable” Russian government). But I’m sure you have only good thoughts and nothing bad in mind.
Too long comment.:)
Greetings, madam Quaeritur Omnia.
Russia and China are selling globalism to the Righties and the US and Europe are selling globalism to the Lefties. That’s the only difference. Same product, different sales pitch.
Unfortunately the Russian people have few rights and are vaxxed. If one dies of the vaxx the groceries won’t be eaten.
Putin is finished.
‘Putin is finished’? He’s only just started.
“The purpose of the sanctions is to prevent Europe and other allies from increasing their trade and investment with Russia and China.”
As if the building of a new global empire is a solution to ANYTHING. As if these entities are not pushing the Great Reset as well. As if the ruling elites aren’t themselves pushing a “multi-polar” world order. This is part 2, see both parts of this piece.
Myths of Exceptionalism, Perception Management & the Alchemy of Darkness [Pt.2]. Sebs Solomon, 8/7/22.
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The Russian people have plenty of food in Russian supermarkets … and plenty of gas to keep warm and petrol for their transport. Why would they miss Coca Cola, McDonalds and other western junk food? Or want perverted Drag Queens?
Russia is a proud, resourceful, cohesive and organized nation which can (when necessary withstand extreme privation.) In fact everything that the West is not.
It also has a another huge military ally called the Russian Winter – Ask Napoleon and Heetler about it.
Indeed. Huddling together to keep warm doesn’t always work (as per Stalingrad theory):
Russian resilience to snow and cold
Jesus what a wankathon this Russia fantasy is for a certain type of westerner.
Russia is done.
Keep watching the bbc and cnn, and all the rest of the canned meat, and all will be well…until all of a sudden, it isn’t .
The way Putin plays. Or how he story-boards muddled and obscure Russian reality.
On the one hand, we have Herman Greff’s cartel, glittering at St Petersburg Business Forums, i.e. the Russian Davos, with Greff devotedly in love with Schwab: To ”GR” there is no alternative.
On the other hand we have Alexander Dugin, the so-called main ideologue of Kremlin.
Both shadowy characters and shadowy bios.
They speak incompatible languages.
Dugin, wearing Tolstoyan shirts and styled on Orthodoxy beards, apparently counters Schwab’s ”GR” with his recent book ”The Great Awakening ” [ my advice: reading Dugin is a waste of time; read Nikolay Gogol instead as he knew Russia inside-out ].
Thus, you would think, they must be enemies as they play for two camps, incompatible and at the loggerheads with each other. Must they not? Must they not?
But they both spring out of Kremlin, their Source springs out of one central Spot, and they both prance around the Sol Invictus, though never seen at one event together, and Sol Invictus has them both, Saul and Paul, jumping out of one box [ korobochka].
And though both, one watertight deaf to the other, are sending out mutually exclusive Messages to two mutually deaf to each other audiences – where the win of Greff’s is the loss of Dugin’s – nonetheless they are controlling two large social strata, in massive oblivion and carefully calibrated confusion gathering them around the Emperor, creating a false impression that there is no conflict in between them, as they are all children of one father.
A sample of Dugin, in English, from the Indian press.
Likewise, among the collective fringes of Western media the invasion of Ukraine can be sold as a war to denazify the gay, Jewish disco and nobody seems to care about the contradictions.
When Russians say ”denazify” Ukraine, their appeal is to the hidden premise usually implied but not often spelled out [ they assume people in general will know it and will understand it as they assume it is common knowledge, both assumptions are not true, but they talk taking it for granted, yet only Russian and Ukrainians know it, nobody else does], of in the main Stepan Bandera, Roman Shukshevych and UIA, Schutzmannschaft, Taras Bulba Borovets and OUN. It is also related to a phenomenon called in Russian history Vlasovstchina, related to the figure and activity of general Andrey Vlasov.
This is the Main-Stream History. In which MSH the Jews are mentioned only and always within the brackets Holocaust ideology allows for, never in any other way and beyond these brackets.
This just came through my email:
“George, help the planet (and your pocket) by selling”
With barely controllable excitement I clicked to see how I too could be part of this magnificent philanthropic exercise! It was from ebay and told me to:
“Show the planet some love when you sell!”
Which reminded me of this scene from J G Ballard’s Unlimited Dream Company:
“Everything touched off my imagination in strange ways. The school science library, thanks to an over-enlightened biology master, was a cornucopia of deviant possibilities. In a dictionary of anthropology I discovered a curious but touching fertility rite, in which the aboriginal tribesmen dug a hole in the desert and took turns to copulate with the earth. Powerfully moved by this image, I wandered around in a daze, and one midnight tried to have an orgasm with the school’s most cherished cricket pitch. In a glare of torch-beams I was found drunk on the violated turf, surrounded by beer bottles. Strangely enough, the attempt seemed far less bizarre to me than it did to my appalled headmaster.”
This is nothing new. History tells us that most famines have an economic aspect, they typically result in a lot of starvation even as there are crop surpluses. (Ireland, Bengal –you name it, its not there’s no food but rather nobody can afford to buy it.) The modern twist comes from the lethal combination of a entrenched economic system — this time around There Definitely Is No Alternative — and a sophisticated financial and communications infrastructure that entrenches rampant speculation. These days you don’t make a killing almost accidentally by being in the right place at the right time, making a killing from commodity flows is the prime driver of profit and if those flows can be engineered to yield the maximum, so much the better.
In the past this kind of thing caused pressure for a political solution. There was a period of time in the 20th century when that pressure was strong enough to cause a radical rethink of how economies were structured (the post WW2 “mixed economy”) but since the 1980s and the rise of neoconservatives — essentially a regression back to the days of laissez faire — we’ve been riding for a fall, living off the fat (‘stored value’) we accrued during more sensible times. This situation isn’t tenable; although our propaganda is vastly more sophisticated and far reaching than before and our mechanisms for mass control far more powerful than even the most depraved despot of old could dream of the power of the empty stomach tends to override them. All that’s left is the ecology card; having ignored the warnings for 100 years or more greed now seeks to tell us that ‘less is more’, its the proper, “green”, thing to do.
Capitalism hates free enterprise. Although it champions it on paper in practice competition is inefficient and reduces RoI. What’s needed for maximum return is monopoly and rentier — don’t make anything, merely control and tax the flow, plunder others’ efforts.
What a wonderful man this Vladimir Vladimirovich turned out to be! Who cares about health and prosperity, about preserving the gene pool of his people, about preserving traditional values.
Please report this good news on time so that we who follow multiple Russian sources are not misled. (I need to read more geopolitics.ru and globalresearch.ca 🙄 )
How does he think he’ll take care of the malorussians after they join Russia? Like other Russian citizens? I hope there is a level playing field. Or better – no..
Order of the Ministry of industry and energy of the Russian Federation of 07.08.2007 411 ” on the approval of the strategy for the development of the Russian electronic industry for the period up to 2025“
Fu*ck WEF! 😂
Action plan (“road map”)
National Technology Initiative
The “roadmap” of Apostille was approved by protocol Apostille 1 of 28 February 22. by non-attendance vote of members of the Presidium of the Government Commission for modernization of the economy and innovation development of Russia.
(Let’s remember: “The “roadmap” of Apostille was approved by protocol Apostille 1 of 28 February 22. by non-attendance vote of members of the Presidium of the Government Commission for modernization of the economy and innovation development of Russia.)
Etc.N., etc.N. keep in mind that these are small, small samples of the actual amount of traditional anti-Davos. As they say in “Black Cat, white cat,”: “I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship!“ 💤
Good heavens, quess it’s “something wonderful is going to happen”.-ing., per micro second.
Novel language..int-ter-face will be dependent on how one communicates irrespective of mechanical function abilities.
Symbolic type betrays robotic function translated into a specific language going back thousands of years.
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For God’s sake, Clive, of course Something Wonderful is going to happen. Comrade Putin, too, has never done anything bad for the inhabitants
“I congratulate the inhabitants of Russia for their biodigital convergence with the most modern nano-biotechnological means!”
Maybe it’s all part of the good plan. Was it?
Thank you, TT.
But in Russia they are well prepared for food problems, Vladimir Vladimirovich and the others have taken care of.
(Fu*ck Davos! Shh, shh, it’s a 5D secret…)
Yes, there’s plenty of food to feed everyone. But people without money don’t have money to buy food. Price of food is too much for poor people. When the price of food doubles, it means more poor people. Poverty, hunger and starvation are acts of war. The ”world leaders” who are millionaires and billionaires are always too cheap and greedy to give people anything but war. War is such profitable business. It makes rich men richer while killing people in poverty.
The things people do for money…
Eisler – Brecht: Supply and demand:
The parallel with the ’70s is good. History rhyming but not repeating precisely.
Arab-Israeli war(s) —– Russia-Ukraine/Europe war
Opec price rise —– 2022 Energy-Gas price rise
Rampant inflation, ‘Winters of Discontent’ thrown in for free, as inevitable consequences.
And, perhaps more mysteriously, concomitant heatwaves. But maybe we can blame 11-/22- year sunspot /sun activity cycles for that one, rather than the ever-elusive Illuminati/NWO. 😎
So was there never any ideological clash between Arab nations and Israel? Were their beliefs always in perfect harmony?? Of course not
Is there no ideological clash between Russia/China and Ukraine/Nato/US/Europe? Of course not. Darya Dugina and her father can vouch for that.
Another life lost too young
Russians have been heavily bombing Idlib all summer through, persecuting just and justified Muslim resistance to oppression.
Nobody knows, and if they knew, nobody cares, all eyes obediently on Ukraine.
Many Muslim children died in Idlib this summer, taken care of by the Russian aircraft sending them bombs from the sky .
Nobody knows their names. Nobody cares to record them.
I don’t know them either though I care.
Let Dugin feel it now, his own doing that is returned to him…
There is no difference between Daria and Fatimah or Aysha, and if there is, the direction of the justice scale is to the wise obvious..
Let Dugin feel it now…
Reference? Footnote? Redirect? Facts?
I care too.
Sorry, but I don’t play ”Reference, Footnote, Redirect, Facts” game.
One Dagestani Shaykh exiled to Turkey mentioned it in his Kuthba last weekend.
They know what Russians do in THAT part of the world. They have no time to bomb Ukraine, as they are very busy, frantically at times, have been for long, bombing Syrian resistance to oppression.
They keep people busy with tales of Lavrov, busy with piecing incoherence of Peskov or admiring charms of Zakharova, but they just keep bombing. There is no hiding from the truth.
ps. I didn’t minus you, btw.
You just play the propaganda game don’t you? It seems to me that you also support the killing of journalists if they go off the NWO script.
Sorry, but there are no facts in roula’s post.
No, there are no facts in my post.
I just lie and invent untrue phenomena.
And yes, I am a paid propagandist.
State power and theology/religion have never mixed very well.
Religious differences should always be resolved on the intellectual/religious plane rather than via ‘might is right’ methods
In Christendom, we can probably blame Constantine the Great (the conversion of the Roman empire). Islam was more militant from its outset.
There is no consequence from ”should” to ”be”
Minusing my post on Idlib and Russian aircraft bombed Muslim children is a disgrace to European morality.
And yet you have the nerve t do it.
Okay so the Russian forces – particularly its airforce – have pulled Assad’s chips out of the fire. FACT. The same Russian forces have also pushed the Ukrainian forces – particularly the neo-nazi battalions out of 20% of Ukraine. But of course this is just all fake, not really happening, part of a devious plan of Russia’s support for the jihadist elements, also backed by China, in the middle east. This reminds me Harold Pinter’s take on the American war in Latin America. Oh yes, ” …it wasn’t happening, it was of no consequence, even while it was happening it wasn’t happening.” Putin was in league with US special forces in the Donbass.
The above – somewhat ignorant apologist for terrorism – is becoming are becoming increasingly bold and visible on this (and other) websites. but of course this was to be expected.
I would mention that the number of anti-Putin contributions to Off-Guardian and other outlets have quite significantly grown in number.
Let’s have another look. The American inspired coup in Ukraine took place in 2014 when Yankovich the sitting president was ousted by Right-wing extremists – Right Sektor, The Tornado and Adair battalions and Azov Regiment. The fire bombing of civilians in Odessa and Mariupol was the opening of what was the war against Russia. The Ukrainian forces settled in and systematically beginning shelling the Donbass region for 8 years. It is estimated that some 14000 civilians were killed in the shelling. Having softened up the Don Bass the Ukie army – now 100,000 strong – were gearing up for a full-on invasion of the Lugansk and Donetsk peoples’ republics. Putin stopped this in its tracks, and went on the offensive launching the SMO. But apparently it was all a ruse. Putin was really being controlled by the WEF.
I am not entirely sure why people believe this half-baked nonsense – you know Zelensky and Putin were in it together controlled by the globalist puppeteers – and so on and so forth. But it is interesting to note how the entire western controlled media has bought the narrative and so many have believed in it.
Ah, well, c’est la vie.
I read they are going to conditioning UK serfs with smart meters, by an economical bonus as a carrot, so they only use their washing machines at certain times . They said it is not like they are going to tell people to sit in the dark. Not yet anyway. The stick will be a high electricity bill.
They will probably do the same when food shortages sets in. When things like meat gets to expensive for serfs they will probably release their cheap and yummy cricket paste.
Non of this crap is due to the so called war in Ukraine but a direct result of their response to the conflict, which they could end at any given moment. No wonder they want to inject everyone since you have to be “vaccine” brain damaged to buy into their shit.
They’ll want people to love their crickets, not merely grudgingly accept them as the alternative to starvation.
Well, how come they are intentionally destroying other food sources then? And it definitely looked like they were a bit persuasive about the “vaccines” so I think they will try “eat the fucking bugs”. A little hunger can make the transition to the love of eating vermin a bit smoother.
I was remembering ’76 and more people installing the instant hot/cold low flow shower unit, as more of a thrift level than anything else.,And home owners getting rid of those wonderful deep baths for swallow fiberglass jobs. Only to see the upper middle class install our old bath tubs costing hundreds of UK pounds.
They changed my shower nozzle to a low flow one mixing air into the water. The crap produced more air bubbles than water so i didn’t even get wet. They are coming at us from every angle. The same goes for owning a car which will be to expensive for most people. But a car is not just freedom it’s also the possibility to choose travel companions so one can avoid drunks, crazies and smelly people who don’t even know what a bath tub is.
It’s estimated that at least 75.000 households in Blighty have stopped paying their energy bills, come what may. This figure will only keep rising fast until the energy companies run out of cash themselves.
If households are going to be cut off from energy anyway…? Either that or be in yet another crippling debt forevermore to another private company.
Maybe it’s time to break the back of this thirsty beast before it breaks us? We all know how this situation came about so let the blame fall were it’s due….parliament.
I read about the not paying the electric bill protest. Government a-holes did not like it and tried to intimidate people with the threat of even higher prices. But if enough people do this they are forced to back down. Government a-holes have caught a severe case of hubris and only tar and feathers can humble them. Maybe some public flogging too.
I’ll have to go shopping.
The US did this, Russia did that.
The US of As sucks: Russia is dealing with this fact.
Sure it’s a “fact” if you pretend the last two years didn’t happen and pretend Russia isn’t selling the exact same globalism as the US and pretend Russia isn’t signed up to Agenda 2030 just like the US and pretend Russia isn’t pushing the vax just like the US. Etc Etc.
Yes, a really sophisticated analysis!
Global business is going to do for the food industry what it has already done for the financial markets, everywhere and all of them. To see the future of food production, take a look at the markets. They have been manipulated for quick profits and for so long, they are now broken. Beyond repair? Who knows. These markets now only work for those who know, or have been taught, how to manipulate its levers.
Er…correct me if i am wrong, but since when has ‘Conditionalities ‘ been an English word?
Indian farmers were already reeling because of Monsanto selling Indian farmers duff seeds and then expecting them to buy more seeds from Monsanto when the first batch wouldn’t grow. Global agri business wants to buy up all the small farms for peanuts, evict its people to the slums, and turn whole areas into factory farms with nil benefits for the locals.
Global agri business is just another cartel, like everything else in global business world. Cartels operate for their own good and not because of a desire to provide goods and services.
There used to be a certain pride in business. But, like everything else touched by the hand of shysters, it has degenerated into pseudo speak and trough-like mentalities where profit is king and fuck the customers if they don’t like it.
Kill Gates certainly knows how to profit from a new pending disaster or crisis. It’s easy when one gets the memo. At present he is busy buying up american land. Probably to house his and the Swab’s bug collection.
Eat Kill Gates and Klaus Schwab.
I’ve just come online, and have, to my stunned shock, seen a MSM headline claiming the following (is obviously another attempt, by the corrupt ‘leaders’ of planet Earth, to enforce the “Anything but the ‘V’…” cause of heart attacks, strokes, etc etc).
The headline said:
“‘Harsh braking’ may significantly increase heart attack risk”.
It went on to claim “Fumes from exhausts and harsh braking may significantly increase the risk of heart attacks, a major study suggests. ‘Dirty air’ is a risk factor”.
N.B., just to clarify: I’m the same Christine who, until earlier today, was posting under my name, Christine Thompson! When, overnight, the comments facility went down, I was asked to ‘log in again’… I did so, and it caused my ‘user name’ to revert to my earlier ‘user name’; ie, what’s now showing, ‘ChristineJ58’.
Mask wearers inhale their own exhaust fumes, there’s your answer, little wonder they get the wobbles.
China is forgiving 23 interest-free loans for 17 African countries, after already cancelling $3.4 billion and restructuring $15 billion of debt from 2000-2019. This debunks the US government’s propaganda myth of supposed Chinese “debt-trap diplomacy.”
Sorry, TINA, but it appears there are other alternatives…
Even the crassest of the old adverts made some allowance for credibilty. Wasn’t it Domestos that guaranteed 99% effectiveness? “100% effective” marks a point of new desperation.
I just want a remedy that’s effective against YOU, Fauci.
So did the US hollow itself out as part of this hegemonic agenda; or is there some other powerful actor involved?
Does it matter? The good news is that history’s bloodiest regime is “hollowing itself out”.
We may not see them, but there will be delirious celebrations.
Yes; it matters because if some other actor has hollowed out the US, it means that that actor is the real hegemon.
Fucking EXACTLY! Can you believe these idiots? Tying themselves in knots so they don’t have to notice Russia is just as bad as our lot – in fact our lot and their lot are all taking orders from the same Big globalist Kahunas
Here’s an interview that Todd did back in 2019 with Denis Rancourt that goes well with this one.
In my report, I use historical institutional records and societal data to demonstrate that a triad of ‘state religions’ was globally engendered and emerged on cue following the dissolution of the Soviet Union. This triad consists of climate alarmism, exaggerated tunnel-vision focus on gender equity and a campaign of anti-racism focused on engineering thoughts, language and attitudes. [emphasis mine]
That flew under the radar in 2019…
No, it’s a fascistic, blood & soil, ethnic cleansing genocide.
Russia Needs Novorossiya
Russia needs Novorossiya and Malorossiya – at least the part of Malorossiya that is east of the Dnepr river. These parts are not “ukrainian”, they never were and they never will be! These parts are as genuinely russian as Moscow or St Peterburg but because of a historical mistake – the break-up of the Soviet Union in stead of the modernisation of it – these parts are now outside of mother Russia. . . . These russian lands . . .
I think it’s a movie. They just changed the feature from Contagion to Apocalypse Now.