Saturday, March 14, 2015

The Crimean Sphincter Of Justice

Yes, my best friend is Bagdad Bob... 

As a libertarian you are not always popular, in fact most of the time you will be the most unpopular person in your neighbourhood. Even with other libertarians you will soon realise that you will not win any popularity contests. 
The situation in Ukraine points this out very accurately.

As a libertarian it is obvious that you will first side with the individual and families at location and second you will side with their right to self-determination and with civil liberties. At its core this has nothing to do with neither the despot Putin nor his pro-Fascist counterpart Poroschenko. It has it nothing to do with the European Union, United States or anything else for that matter. It is simply a basic libertarian pro-capitalist stance to side with ´the little guy´ and basic alienable rights.

That is it, but if you think and say above you will immediately come under fire from everywhere and everyone. You will be a pro-Putin neo-fascist communist suffering from megalomania, you´ll be hated for being against the democratic free world and you have sold your humanity. You have taken sides with Adolf Hitler and Idi Amin and you´re best friends with ISIS. You are a racistnazifascist and you are looking to resurrect Soviet Union 2.0 while you secretly go “muhahaha… “in a dark basement where you smile over corpses of your preteen rape victims.

The propaganda is deafening and a lot of intelligent people have fallen for it.

To be fair I too had it wrong initially. Masked green troops and Russian soldiers at border crossings and the apparent rushed referendum, the clear and obvious aim to annex Crimea, and troop movements seemed to tell the story of an aggressive Russia moving to annex a peaceful part of a poor neighbour. And as a Swede, with inherent aversion towards Russians and a history of Russia as being our arch enemy, it was easy to jump to the conclusion; isn´t everything those evil communist bastards do per automatic devilish and appalling?

Then a few things happen and a few other things came to my attention.

United States clearly orchestrated the whole thing. We know this by their own admission. From phone conversations where they clearly state the intention of replacing existing democratically elected officials with U.S. puppets, the admission of sending $5bn in help over time and additional $1,5bn in direct help (not to mention all the billions lent via IMF) under and just after the coup speak volumes. American politicians were even on the ground handing out cookies, passing out flyers and urging people to rebel.

Regardless if you believe this was a good thing or a bad thing Russians reacting to it was to be expected. And in hindsight the Russians took it very easy, very calmly, and with almost spooky rationality Putin ordered the return of Crimea and the mobilization of Russian defense forces. I applaud their restraint and so should you. Just imagine if Russia had done the same in Canada or Mexico, we would all be dead by now because the Americas would be shooting up nuclear missiles within minutes.  

Secondly I stumbled across the story of Natalia Poklonskaya. And yes, she is cute and all that, but the story of how she fled Ukraine and with fear of her own life and that of her child and family and how she refused to obey Ukrainian authorities and with constant death threats and even reported attempts of assassinations she hold firm and simply said “I will not work with fascists”. 

Although above and much more gave me pause and got me questioning the narrative cabled out in western media, it was not until the massacre of Odessa that I really knew what was going on. One of our times worst atrocities, an absolute horrific event beyond nightmares and the west simply ignores it. If I´d been Russian I would have starting to call for all-out war right there and then, for that event alone. In Sweden certain politicians want to stop information about this massacre because it might be “pro-Russian”. 
Absolutely disgusting! 

Please watch this! You will be sick afterwards but it is worth it. Remember this is what the western press is deliberately hiding!

Then I started to read, to study and actually get knowledge and I realized that not only had the people of Crimea been strangely moved over to Ukraine territory by a former dictator, they´d also hold referendums before as can be read about Here 1991 , and Here 1994 and also several during the Soviet era which are not very well documented. I noticed how independent movements were so strong in Crimea that no Russian soldier was ever needed and the outcome of the referendum was obvious. After the fact several independent investigators have found that people are ecstatic about being part of Russia again and there are very, very few dissident voices.

In essence, Crimea left Ukraine and joined up with Russia via a democratic majority decision fully in line with the people’s wishes - yes a few irregularities occurred and the "forced" referendum could have been handled better, but nevertheless the outcome was and still is very clear. 
Even more importantly; Crimea did so within libertarian accepted parameters. The people, almost every one of them, as individuals, as families and as a collective do not want to be part of Ukraine and do want to be part of Russia. 
So the only question is; why is there even an argument about Crimea?  

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The end of the line

Yes, friends I am back with a few final notes. I am going to summarize what is what for a month or so and after that this blog will be permanently inactive.
I believe it is now time to find the exit, plan for how to get there and what to do once on the other side. I also believe that the final round-up of opposition is going on at this very moment. Anyone dumb enough to keep telling truths will soon be out of a job, be locked up or simply discarded one way or the other. And finally I believe that there is nothing to be done to save us anymore - the last ship has sailed and there are no more coming.
Sadly (but also hilariously) this means that the looming catastrophe will be horrendously bad and few, if any, will be spared the economic holocaust. I know some of you still pray that the sphincter of justice will not close and that many still have faith but any hope of redemption at this point is foolish at best.
I did not see the length nor the scope of our predicament and I did believe that we would reach the end of line around 2011-2012. I based that prediction on math and reality, sadly neither math nor reality has anything to do with anything anymore.
As I saw it, back in the late 1990´s, and during the build-up, the first crash would occur around 2007-2008, our masters would then go forth on epic adventures of QE, market manipulations and organize debt pranks to keep the collapse off for another 4-5 years, after that we would face about a decade of a spiraling deflationary- or inflationary depressions (depending on country) before either the market would be allowed to correct itself or we get another world war.
Sadly my prediction was not correct, not even I was prepared for the complexity and scope of the madness perpetrated by the elite. I say “sadly” because what await us now will be far, far worse than anything ever seen in human history.
All the markets are now propped up and highly manipulated – all of them, with no exception. The scams are continuously taken to new heights and there is no end to money printing madness. 
Of course those that rule us claim that there is no need to worry. After all there are economists on the job and a team of highly trustworthy banksters will rectify the situation as soon as we all start buying new phones and tv´s again. 
What most of our elected frauds do not know is that there is a limit to the current financial system, and the limit is where the debts are too high to be repaid. The Fractional Reserve Banking system works as long as there is more debts to be taken and as long as bonds can be rolled. When this is not the case anymore, the entire system will halt and come crashing down.
The banks got around this little dilemma (this is what I missed in my predictions) with CDO´s and other forms of trickery; basically they invented new ways of creating debt from the old debts. A loan taken is not only “money on the books”, it is also an “asset” ready to be used several times over, being sold, bargained, bartered and repacked over and over and over again. One loan taken on a house can be multiplied a dozen times within the global financial system. Of course it is all based on the prerequisite that; a) the loan will be paid back and; b) no one finds out what is actually going on.
Our entire house of cards is now dependent on promises and an illusion of wealth. Either people in mass will see through the con, or the banks will run out of new ways to roll over and multiply our exponentially escalating debt-mountain, or the debts will get so high that countries will default creating both social and economic upheaval.  Whatever of these options be first the effect will be the same; a complete and utter destruction of the entire global financial system.  
Even a normal interest rate level of 5% is today a death sentence to most countries. In such a world the Swiss are buying Euro again to "keep the correct balance", and the Greeks are now advocating debt write off´s in form of debt swaps instead of direct debt write off´s. The illusion must be maintained at all costs, or else…
Make no mistake, The Greatest Depression is here, has been here all along, waiting under the surface of an enormous sea of lies and deception. 
I do not do predictions any more because any calculation or view taken with reality in mind does not apply. It is impossible to say. Markets can come crashing down at any moment or those that rule us may be able to fend it off for another couple of years.