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Updated: Feb 21, 2023

numuves • 1.2K views For a few weeks I was completely PERPLEXED at why the world's media was obsessed over a Chinese balloon. Then the internet helped me think of these questions. Was it just a distraction from...



before I begin I'd first

0:22 like to say that I hope that all the

0:24 people living in Ohio or other affected

0:26 areas are taking precautions to avoid

0:28 toxic exposure and seeking legal action

0:31 to force the responsible parties to

0:33 clean up their water soil and air now

0:35 the Ohio trained derailment which caused

0:37 one of the worst environmental disasters

0:38 in recent years barely made any national

0:41 media coverage nor did it make much in

0:43 international news which raises some

0:45 important questions why the mass

0:47 cover-up immediate blackout and is this

0:50 an extraordinary example of censorship

0:52 in the Chinese language the character

0:54 for crisis has two words and one of

0:56 those words can mean many things like

0:57 crucial point and organic but it also

0:59 means opportunity


crises do present

1:02 opportunities in most cases and it can't

1:04 be more true in this instance because

1:05 although the Ohio Chemical leak was a

1:08 terrible and preventable tragedy it at

1:10 least allows us to clearly see how the

1:12 world's media marches in lockstep with

1:14 the US government desires this U.S

1:16 controlled Global media complex this

1:18 informs us daily creates fear and hatred

1:20 amongst people and between nations

1:22 spreads unrepairable rumors and smears

1:25 and now we know it also coordinates in

1:27 covering up huge disasters that demand

1:29 Justice now many commentators including

1:32 NSA U.S Mass surveillance whistleblower

1:35 Edward Snowden are saying that this

1:36 media blackout is being orchestrated in

1:39 combination with a massive distraction

1:41 campaign the most obvious case is the

1:43 so-called Chinese spy balloon story that

1:46 has remained in the news cycle for

1:48 nearly a whole damn month in order to

1:50 keep us occupied

1:52 but let's take a moment to test this

1:54 theory that the Chinese balloon is

1:56 distraction propaganda by looking at the

1:58 actual dates of when the stories

1:59 occurred the day of the actual chemical

2:01 leak in East Palestine Ohio occurred on

2:03 February 3rd 2023. this is shocking

2:06 because almost no media was talking

2:07 about this in around February 3rd anyway

2:10 on this day a million pounds of boiling

2:13 carcinogenic chemicals spewed out of a

2:15 derailed train that is still using U.S

2:17 Civil War era technology this was the

2:19 same day that global news coverage

2:20 focused on the Chinese spy balloon but

2:23 was it also the same time as the Russian

2:25 victories near Bachman or when Seymour

2:27 Hersh published his Revelation that it

2:29 was the U.S that was behind the bombing

2:31 of the nordstream 2 pipelines well in

2:33 fact that conspiracy theory turns out to

2:35 be semi-false as the balloon was

2:37 detected as early as February 1st

2:39 Seymour hersh's article wasn't published

2:41 until February 8th but the Russian

2:43 capture or Liberation however you see it

2:46 salidar which is near bakmut did happen

2:49 on February 1st so it is very possible

2:51 that the balloon story was distract us

2:53 when the Western proxy War's continuing

2:55 failure despite the entire West rallying

2:57 behind Ukraine spending more than 100

2:59 billion dollars interestingly the US

3:01 government's decision to shoot down the

3:03 Chinese balloon using fighter aircraft

3:05 did occur on February 4th exactly one

3:07 day after the Ohio League occurred so

3:09 while it's impossible that the balloon

3:11 story was hatched for their specific

3:12 purpose of distracting people from the

3:14 chemical leak it's very possible that

3:16 the balloon has been used as a way to

3:18 force billions of people to focus on a

3:21 questionable China threat rather than

3:23 very real domestic threats which are

3:25 killing or will cause cancer in

3:26 thousands of people the domestic threat

3:28 to make it Crystal Clear is the

3:30 terrorist behavior of the US government

3:32 on its citizens to the Earth's

3:34 environment and to non-us peoples now

3:36 I'm not saying that the US government

3:37 purposefully spilled toxic chemicals and

3:40 onto the American Heartland but because

3:42 of its capitalist system that's exactly

3:44 what ended up happening anyway and let's

3:46 be honest it is what we should expect

3:47 from capitalism which is a

3:49 neocolonialist system that depends on

3:51 theft exploitation environmental

3:53 destruction and dehumanization I.E

3:56 rewarding people who could maximize and

3:58 benefit corporate profits rather than

4:00 human and environmental health

4:02 the specific capitalist policies that

4:04 led to this environmental terrorist

4:06 outcome was the u.s's extremely corrupt

4:09 lobbying system which allowed trained

4:11 corporations to stop government laws

4:13 that would have forced rail companies to

4:15 install modern breaks to its decrepit

4:17 system especially when shipping toxic

4:19 material government was considering

4:20 making it a mandate the railroad

4:22 Industries changed its tune it cited

4:25 cost concerns to pressure against that

4:27 rule we want to see Federal Regulations

4:30 when they're necessary not just in

4:33 reaction to a headline in the in the

4:36 Washington Post so instead of spending a

4:38 few million dollars to upgrade its

4:39 trains the company as many capitalist

4:42 organizations do just thought no it's

4:45 okay we'll just pay for lawsuits after

4:47 people develop cancer from our

4:48 preventable disasters that would be

4:50 cheaper and most people can't even

4:52 afford lawyers anyways well now we can

4:54 see that the elites don't even need to

4:55 do that anymore they can just black out

4:57 the entire disaster in the media as if

5:00 it never happened furthermore American

5:01 Railway worker workers had been striking

5:03 for weeks before this and other deadly

5:06 rail derailments happened and the

5:08 railway workers should have been

5:09 listened to

5:10 so why the massive cover-up then if the

5:12 chemical leak happened after the Chinese

5:14 balloon was discovered and before the

5:16 Seymour Hersh Revelation there are many

5:18 reasons for cover-ups but the truth is

5:20 this cover-up or media blackout is not

5:22 special at all the only special thing

5:24 about it is that you noticed it because

5:25 so many people have made the catastrophe

5:27 viral online in fact I can say with 100

5:30 certainty that these types of cover-ups

5:32 are happening in the west almost every

5:33 single day a horrible situation has

5:36 gotten a particularly high amount of

5:38 attention there are roughly 1 000 cases

5:41 a year of a train derailing the U.S uses

5:45 propaganda by Omission AKA media

5:48 blackouts as one of its main tools to

5:50 control Humanity's Global Collective

5:53 Consciousness if you don't believe me

5:54 here's a simple proof think about the

5:56 fact that almost every child on Earth

5:58 knows who Spider-Man is and recognizes

6:02 the US flag as something good because

6:04 the U.S flag and Spider-Man are always

6:06 appearing together but most people don't

6:08 know that the US has by IO labs in

6:11 Ukraine that is an impressive amount of

6:13 mind control and that is exactly why

6:15 people who study geopolitics say that

6:18 America is still the sole superpower on

6:20 Earth which I think is totally true this

6:22 is because only the US can order the

6:24 world's media to all behave the exact

6:26 same way at a moment's notice only the

6:29 US can mobilize millions of soldiers and

6:31 thousands of weapons across dozens of

6:33 countries and strike At Any Nation on

6:36 Earth only the US can control the flow

6:38 of information on the world's internet

6:40 because it has deep connections to the

6:42 social media gateways namely Google

6:44 YouTube Facebook Instagram and Twitter

6:47 and all of those companies are based in

6:49 the US if the US didn't censor Global

6:52 stories every day that involve U.S

6:54 criminality and the whole world would

6:55 know that Western Elites are a bunch of

6:57 murderous raping criminals and we as

7:00 peasants which is how they refer to us

7:02 literally knowing that fact might think

7:04 Hmm I don't think I want to support

7:06 psycho murderous rapists and then you

7:09 might do something crazy like decide to

7:11 stop supporting their Crimes by leaving

7:13 the west or stop paying taxes that allow

7:15 all that criminality to occur

7:18 at the end of the day all of us living

7:20 in the west are directly or indirectly

7:22 supporting massive crimes being

7:23 perpetrated around the world for the

7:26 purpose of keeping U.S firms in their

7:28 Monopoly or dominant positions

7:30 but let's get back to the particular

7:32 reasons why this catastrophe was covered

7:34 up I will list a few of the most likely

7:36 reasons if the U.S regime had not

7:38 ordered its Global media Network

7:40 virtually all mainstream media to block

7:42 out this report then they would be

7:44 responsible for all of its damages

7:45 legally they would have to pay for all

7:47 of the environmental cleanup in the air

7:49 water and soil and possibly more

7:51 expensive is all the health costs of

7:53 treating people who may get cancer as a

7:55 result of dumping a million pounds of

7:57 carcinogenic chemicals into the air

7:59 which was blowing all over the Northeast

8:01 Coast of the US even reaching my

8:03 hometown of Toronto if the media had

8:05 actually done its job while the US

8:06 government would probably be on the hook

8:08 for potentially tens or hundreds of

8:10 millions of dollars

8:12 the blackout also helps to pacify the

8:14 Democrats left-leaning base

8:16 the U.S Democratic party is supposedly

8:18 representing left-wing or accentuous

8:20 values but many of their policies or

8:22 failures have run counter to those

8:24 values the most glaring and recent

8:26 example was allowing Roe v Wade to be

8:28 overturned in the U.S Supreme Court

8:29 denying the right for many Americans to

8:31 get legal abortions another crime which

8:34 isn't being reported at all are the many

8:36 cases of voter fraud where voter

8:38 tabulation machines were malfunctioning

8:40 forcing many voters especially in

8:42 Republic and dominated areas to go to

8:44 other voting locations or having to put

8:47 their votes in a special box which would

8:49 be carried to some counting Center just

8:51 a lot of sketchy events that would make

8:52 any freedom loving person grimace it's

8:55 possible that the effects of the spill

8:56 will have traumatic ecological and

8:59 health impacts for the coming decades

9:00 and the failure by the US government

9:02 would have been on par with Nixon's

9:04 Watergate or Trump's coveted response

9:06 failure but since the U.S and Global

9:08 media decided to virtually censor or

9:10 black out this catastrophe there's no

9:12 one on a loudspeaker talking about East

9:15 Palestine Ohio we live in an age where

9:18 only the loudest or the most algorithm

9:20 boosted people get to create popular

9:22 narratives and those narratives in turn

9:25 shape reality which psychologically

9:27 means for most people Ohio didn't even

9:30 happen it is kind of like the old saying

9:33 if a tree falls in a forest but no one

9:35 is around to hear it does it make a

9:37 sound in our case the tree doesn't even

9:39 exist with a 24-hour Global News cycle

9:43 continuously blaring out things like the

9:46 Chinese spy balloon or any other

9:49 socialism is bad stories we as a people

9:52 are kept in the dark about more

9:53 immediate and dangerous threats that are

9:55 literally blowing up all around us if

9:58 the citizenry is uninformed about what's

10:00 really happening in their state then it

10:02 would be impossible for them to keep

10:04 their state in check which effectively

10:06 means they are not living in a western

10:08 democracy to make it clear this is

10:10 because Western democracies only

10:12 function when the people are informed so

10:15 that they can take action through voting

10:17 or other means to fix problems or change

10:19 unwanted policy when only the richest

10:21 one percent of people have access to

10:24 real information and the means to change

10:26 their societies that is actually called

10:29 an oligarchy

10:30 to give this issue more perspective as

10:32 someone who lives in China I can tell

10:34 you without a doubt that if this kind of

10:36 disaster had happened in the Middle

10:37 Kingdom heads would have rolled across

10:39 the country

10:40 as we saw with the Wuhan covet outbreak

10:43 in 2019 2020 and in many other Chinese

10:46 cities that unfortunately had outbreaks

10:48 many CCP officials including

10:50 high-ranking ones like Mayors were fired

10:52 sacked

10:55 if this chemical disaster had happened

10:56 in China I'm sure that even industry

10:58 bosses would have been charged with

10:59 crimes and likely even sent to jail

11:02 we almost never see this kind of Justice

11:04 in the west because it is Industries who

11:06 control the governments in the west

11:08 whereas in China and other socialist

11:11 states it is the government that has

11:13 control over industry




this is democracy now democracynow.org

0:03 I'm Amy Goodman with nermeen Sheikh as

0:05 debates continue in Washington over

0:07 raising the debt ceiling and combating

0:09 inflation we take a global look at the

0:11 growing International economic crisis as

0:14 soaring inflation into valued currencies

0:16 leave Nations across the globe

0:18 confronting a catastrophic debt crisis

0:20 lebanon's facing what the World Bank has

0:23 described as quote among the most severe

0:25 crises globally since the mid 19th

0:28 century earlier today Lebanese

0:30 protesters attacked at least six Banks

0:32 setting some on fire as the Lebanese

0:34 pound hit a new record low since 2019

0:37 the pounds lost 98 percent of its value

0:40 protesters accused the Lebanese

0:42 government and banks of failing to help

0:45 the people

0:48 [Music]

0:49 what are you Lebanese people waiting for

0:52 to go down and take your rights from

0:53 this Mafia of Thieves and criminals that

0:55 is ruling where are the human rights

0:57 there is no electricity no water nothing

0:59 at all in this country don't they feel

1:01 us while sitting in their palaces they

1:03 don't feel the people they see us as

1:06 sheep we won't stay silent about our

1:08 life's worth in addition to Lebanon

1:11 numerous other countries are facing

1:13 similar crises and Iraq protests

1:16 recently broke out in Baghdad over the

1:17 plummeting value of Iraq's currency the

1:19 dinar in Egypt the value of the Egyptian

1:22 pound is shrunk in half over the past

1:24 year while prices have soared in Sri

1:25 Lanka authorities have just raised the

1:27 price of electricity by 66 percent in an

1:30 effort to get a bailout from the

1:32 international monetary fund last year

1:34 Sri Lanka defaulted on its debt for the

1:36 first time in its history Pakistan is

1:38 also facing its worst economic crisis

1:40 leading to gas shortages power outages

1:42 ramp and price increases meanwhile in

1:45 Argentina inflations hit nearly 100

1:47 percent




- We need a new economic order -


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- I don't get why people still believe our government and big media big corporate lies.


- The U.S. has been the dominant superpower on the earth since WWII and there's: All this negative stuff - too many to list -> even within our own country - it sucks considering...it sucks for a lot of people - there's all kinds of traps and things that can happen - death can come at any moment (that's true)) - economic boom busts. - people being killed in political protests around the world (Haiti, Sri Lanka) - people still going hungry and being poor and without any hope really, any opportunities in many countries (dollar system - the economic system/order - capitalism instead of just capitalism/"socialism" and free societies wherein people organize and build up their society - (people aren't stupid(!)) - that is natural if people had freedom, people would organize - build stuff (stuff that's needed - agriculture, schools, hospitals)) -instability throughout much of the world, especially the Muslim world and people still believe we're some force for good? Cuba's been sanctioned for 60 years or whatever and they survive and protect their environment and provide their people with healthcare - they may not have all kinds of wealth and new cars and all this and that but yeah...anyway...seems like they try to make it a decent place for their people. - That's what I believe in....--> Brittney Webb video"




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and if you look at it in another way what is this combined development it is simply

23:52 the um it is simply the uh a resistance to imperialism so the

24:01 effort on the part of the dominant capitalist countries to maintain the unevenness of capitalism is imperialism

24:08 and efforts on the part of countries to resist it and to develop their own

24:13 productive structures rather than permit under development is Central to

24:19 anti-imperialism and so so this is uh so so in this also what uh geopolitical

24:25 economy does is it unites what I see to be a correct and accurate interpretation

24:30 of Marx and angus's work and that of many later marxists with the developmental State tradition uh which

24:37 has particularly over the last many decades particularly over the neoliberal decades has insisted that there is no

24:44 development without massive State intervention and that's why China is important because especially after the

24:50 dissolution of the Soviet Union China has represented the strongest challenge to

24:57 um to uh to imperialism uh and therefore also has executed the greatest

25:03 Industrial Revolution in the history of humankind Britain may have been the first it may have been followed by an

25:09 even bigger one in the United States or Germany but China has has experienced the greatest in terms of the actual

25:17 magnitude and so geopolitical economy was also very clear that combined development can take both capitalist

25:23 forms and socialist forms and indeed what's and it also said that you know in

25:29 our time particularly in the second post-second world war period the Socialist forms have been the strongest

25:34 and this has of course been further underlying by the continuing development of China over the past decade so that's

25:41 the materiality of Nations argument which is deeply bound up with the uneven

25:47 and combined development argument and in this if you think about the the following way uh in this world becomes

25:54 clear is that the Cosmopolitan ideology is a free trade globalization U.S hegemony and Empire these discourses are

26:02 nothing more or less than the discourses emanating from the dominant parts of the

26:08 world system and their function is also the same as that of dominant ideologies

26:13 within capitalist countries you know Mark says somewhere that the ideas of in in every society are the idea the ruling

26:21 ideas of every society are the ideas of the dominant classes now at thanks to capitalism at a world scale there can

26:27 never be a single state a single World state but nevertheless there are dominant States and you can see that the

26:34 uh that the Cosmopolitan ideas are the ideas of the dominant State because they serve the interests of the dominant

26:41 state by preaching the gospel of openness free market Etc what they are telling telling the rest of the world

26:48 what they are telling third world countries everybody that is not part of the Imperial core is that you should not

26:54 try to develop in by through protectionism State Direction Etc leave it to the free market which means

27:00 subordinate yourself to our capital and its requirements that's what is being

27:07 told and so the implication of this is two further points which is that if this

27:12 is the case uh if the if the if the driving motor of international relations

27:18 is uneven and the uneven and combined development that is to say the effort to create and maintain imperialism and the

27:25 effort to resist it if this is the case then it follows that what you are what

27:31 you are going to see is ever greater a number of countries undertaking combined development because capitalism has

27:38 nothing to offer them and the more combined development spreads the more it

27:43 will create opportunities for other countries weaker countries to undertake it because there are there are more

27:48 centers of productive power around the world so the story of the world economy

27:54 is not the ever greatest spread in penetration of markets it is not that of successive hegemonys but rather

28:01 spreading multipolarity so British dominance was already ended by the

28:09 contender industrialization and combined development of the first baby of powers

28:15 that contested British industrial dominance and we'll come back to that later but then what you what what you

28:22 began to see is the further spread of and and yeah so so British and and British industrial British dominance was

28:29 already undermined by them and by the time the United States came along wanting to emulate Britain's dominance

28:38 in some fashion in a lighter fashion because it would never acquire an Empire the size that Britain had so the

28:45 American policy maker said well we'll settle for making the dollar the world's money this was always going to be impossible

28:51 for reasons and a large part of geopolitical economy talks about that but basically geopolitical economy also

28:58 argues that because the world was already multipolar while American

29:03 hegemony could never be realized American Ambitions for hegemony could never be realized while a certain period

29:11 of British dominance was inevitable by the time the Americans came to attempt it American hegemony was impossible and

29:19 therefore globalization U.S hegemony Empire these are all discourses of U.S attempts to

29:26 try to impose their uh dominance over the world attempts that have never been successful

29:34 so that's what I argue in geopolitical economy and a large part of the of the

29:40 narrative is really about how the dollar system which was really the main

29:45 mechanism which the Americans chose with which they were going to try to dominate the world economically of course

29:50 supplemented by the Army but nevertheless the dollar system was the key that it has never worked in any of

29:57 the ways despite the and so so the reason why everybody thinks that the dollar dollar has been safely and stably

30:03 the world's money and look at how powerful it is and so on this impression has been created by a veritable cottage

30:10 industry of largely American academics whose work is to talk up the uh talk up

30:16 the dollar system and try to erase evade and muddy the waters when people try to

30:23 investigate the contradictions of the dollar system so anyway so this is where where we were already at and so then uh

30:30 and I have I had written geopolitical economy and over the next decade I continued developing the ideas of uh

30:37 geopolitical economy in various ways and then we were uh oh and I I should say

30:43 one other thing so and I was beginning to really see a lot of new things that were going on that that deepened my

30:50 understanding of how to develop geopolitical economy and then the pandemic came along and ironically just

30:57 a little before the pandemic what had happened is that a small community group had asked me to give a lecture on you

31:04 know ask me to invite me to give a lecture and then we went back and forth about you know how I would I would what I

31:11 would talk about and in the end they said from what you're saying we want you to uh give us a lecture on the title

31:17 does capitalism have a future and so I said well sure and I began my lecture by

31:24 saying this is the title and the short answer is no and then I spent the next

31:29 45 minutes explaining why and this had been in February of 2020. and then the

31:34 following months of course the World Health Organization declared a pandemic at the time I had been watching all the

31:40 shenanigans in Washington particularly the Federal Reserve pumping trillions of dollars worth of liquidity into the

31:47 markets trying to shore up asset markets that were crashing they were they were falling like stones everywhere and so I

31:54 was watching all this uh and this completely fit my understanding and so that weekend the weekend after the who

32:03 declared a pandemic I ordered a local uh I owed the Canadian mentioned magazine

32:08 which is a major left magazine in Canada I had agreed with them the previous uh earlier in the year to give them an

32:15 article a month and so the editor saigonic is writing to me saying where's my article so I said all right I'm going

32:22 to write an article about what's really going on with the pandemic not in terms you know I'm not a biologist I'm not an

32:28 epidemiologist I was interested in what it was doing to the to the U.S economy to the world

32:35 economy Etc but particularly to the economies of what I call in capitalism coronavirus and more the neoliberal

32:42 financialized economies so this uh this is what so so so that

32:47 weekend I wrote an article entitled the unexpected Reckoning uh coronavirus and

32:53 capitalism and in that I argue that what the pandemic was doing was it was going

33:00 to expose the uh it was going to expose the productive debility of capitalism

33:05 productive debility which is entirely accounted for by the fact that it had become so financialized and so based on

33:13 overly long and tight and stretched Supply chains so we were going to see

33:18 that despite all the glorification of capitalism as the uh most productive

33:24 economy in the world actually the leading capitalist economies of the world were going to be found wanting and

33:30 secondly that all their productive ability but also their extremely obscene

33:37 inequalities were going to be on full display and I pointed out that the rot

33:42 has gotten so deep that it has even affected the politics of capitalist countries and the politics of any

33:48 country is its primary coping mechanism and I said that even the scoping mechanism is going to be found wanting

33:56 we had already seen that the politics of the leading industrial neoliberal financialized countries like the UK and

34:02 and the U.S had already produced brexit they had produced Trump and what we were

34:07 going to see was a further uh deterioration of the politics of these

34:13 countries which has again proved to be true so capitalism chronovirus and War

34:18 began as a book to to as a book discussing how the pandemic was telling

34:24 on capitalism in the sense you know the word to tell on something is to do actually two quite different things one

34:30 is you reveal their dirty secrets and the other is that you are a burden when you say that you know oh XYZ illness is

34:38 really telling on him what you mean is it's really weakening that person so the

34:43 pandemic was going to both uh Expose and weaken the uh extremely

34:51 unproductive predatory uh uh a a speculative uh financialized neoliberal

34:57 capitalism that we had and that's how the book started and then there were various delays in submitting the

35:03 manuscript so what I found is that you know I had promised fine my final deadline was the spring of 2022

35:12 um and uh of course by that time the war was on the the the the the U.S led war

35:19 against Russia over Ukraine the proxy on which Ukraine is being used as a proxy that war had already started and uh what

35:27 I found as well is I couldn't not talk about it because what that Warhead was about was directly connected with um

35:37 with um uh with the debility and and the problems of capitalism that I was

35:43 talking about because one of those problems you know you mentioned fukuyama earlier Ben and you know when when the

35:49 Soviet Union collapsed and people like fukuyama were proclaiming that you know

35:54 a liberal Democratic capitalism was the end of human history you know once

36:00 everybody achieves that there is no need to make any further changes Etc uh so

36:05 you know First World countries had already arrived there and the rest of the world was going to catch up and that

36:11 would be the end of history and everybody at that time had two big expectations one was that the world

36:18 would be peacefully United and uh a a peacefully United under U.S hegemony

36:26 and the U.S leadership etc etc that was so we would be witnessing a unipolar

36:32 moment and secondly everybody expected that the world would enjoy therefore a peace dividend neither of these

36:39 expectations came true and the reasons are interconnected the adoption of the neoliberal model

36:48 after um the adoption of the neoliberal model after uh the crisis of the 1970s was

36:56 always advertised that you know this is going to restore capitalism's productive dynamism capitalism has been stymied by

37:04 all the state obligations and social obligations and regulations imposed upon it and the Taxation and so on and if we

37:11 release it from these uh restrictions capitalism will flourish once again the forces of competition are going to

37:18 restore capitalism's Mojo and so on none of this happened for the simple reason

37:24 that capitalism was no longer competitive capitalism capitalism had

37:29 already become Monopoly capitalism almost a century before so uh in that

37:36 Monopoly capitalism was not going to respond to the freedoms given to it with

37:41 by displaying competitive Vigor it was going to use and abuse these freedoms to

37:46 go from being any you know from whatever little productive capacity it had to be coming rather than productive - predatory

37:53 and speculative so all the Western economies to the extent that they adopted the neoliberal model began to

38:01 see deteriorating economic circumstances growth rates everywhere were low investment rates were low Etc so there

38:08 so instead of unipolarity what you began to see as Jim O'Neill could already see at the turn of the uh of the century was

38:16 that other countries which were less neoliberal for a whole variety of reasons including China which was the

38:22 opposite of neoliberalism it was socialists were developing much faster and that was actually leading to a uh

38:31 the shift begin beginning to lead to a shift in the center of gravity of the world economy from the United States

38:36 further east particularly towards China and the reason why the world did not

38:43 enjoy a peace dividend is that the United States as the leading capitalist power reacted to this not with Grace

38:52 but with aggression not with Grace saying yes you know we've always talked about the development of third world countries so you you know if you talked

38:58 as much as you did about the development of third world countries you think that they would welcome this development but

39:04 no they reacted to it with a military aggression against whichever or particularly against those countries

39:10 that uh you know were sort of in that sweet spot between you

39:16 know being well you know where the United States could reasonably think it could overpower them and which were

39:22 challenging U.S dominance over the world system so there was no peace dividend

39:27 etc etc so...


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It's okay - God has a plan. -> "Be humble, do good". - In other words, it's okay to get upset, be upset (we're not robots) but at the same time, directing your anger in the wrong way or wrong direction does no good or nothing helpful...


- They plan their plans but God plans his. Surely Allah S.W.T. is the best of planners -> Quran 8:30 https://quranicquotes.com/2015/05/22/126-quran-surah-anfal-30/


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-- Is real. Subhannah Allah Allah Akbar 😢

Death and destruction in Turkiye and Syria through huge earthquakes. Does this disprove the existance of God? What do the people themselves say once rescued? Based on my visit to the


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- We need a "modern day debt jubilee" - AND...


229,936 views Feb 16, 2023 #gold #money #dollar

Andy Schectman, President and Owner of Miles Franklin, discusses his thesis that the world is poised for a monetary reset which would result in the BRICS having their own reserve currency, likely backed by gold, and how this goes hand-in-hand with de-dollarization trends that are currently unfolding. He tells Michelle Makori, Editor-in-Chief and Lead Anchor at Kitco News, how a 'tsunami of inflation' would ensue as dollars are repatriated to the United States, which would cause a corresponding 'crash' in asset prices as interest rates rise accordingly.


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- I love Scott - may Allah bless him - so true. Everyone should read it. Here, I'll just copy and paste it:


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Seymour Hersh's Trinity of Truth Scott Ritter calls Hersh's Nord Stream article "his most important work ever"

Scott Ritter Feb 17

In the Christian faith, God comes in the form of three persons: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Together, these three beings form the Trinity.


In a recent interview with the German writer Fabian Scheidler, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh discussed his bombshell article that appeared in his inaugural posting on Substack, “How America Took Out the Nord Stream Pipeline”.


When Scheidler thanked Hersh for his courageous reporting, the veteran reporter shot back, “What’s so courageous about telling the truth? We’re supposed to tell the truth!”


I’ve known Sy Hersh for coming on a quarter century. While I was too young to experience first-hand the impact of his reporting on the My Lai massacre in Vietnam, I had a front row seat to the masterful job he did in bringing to light the horrible facts about what the United States was doing in the Abu Ghraib prison, in Iraq.


Legendary status isn’t given—it is earned. And Sy Hersh has earned the absolute right to be called the GOAT when it comes to investigative journalism. He is, simply put, the best.


I’ve read nearly everything Sy Hersh has written, and am able to put his considerable journalistic output in its proper historical perspective. It is therefore that I feel very comfortable in concluding that, in terms of its potential for bringing about tectonic geopolitical change, Sy’s Nord Stream reporting is his most important work ever.


The GOAT has produced what I call the Trinity of Truth.


Truth One: The President of the United States, Joe Biden, by conspiring with members of his national security team to deliberately bypass constitutionally-mandated reporting requirements to Congress regarding acts of war undertaken by the United States, has committed an impeachable offense unmatched by any other president in the history of the United States.


Truth Two: The blow-back that will occur inside Germany to the revelations put forward by Seymour Hersh that the United States carried out an economic Pearl Harbor by destroying energy infrastructure critical to the well-being of the German nation has the potential of breaking up the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the European Union (EU), upending more than eighty years of post-war European security and stability, and resulting in the diminishment of the United States on the world stage as it becomes isolated from long-time European allies that served as the foundation of the global acceptance of the so-called “rules based international order” that has served as the means by which the United States exerted global hegemony.


Truth Three: The decision to attack the Nord Stream pipeline puts a lie to the US contention that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was an unprovoked act of aggression, instead underscoring the harsh truth that the United States had a strategic plan which hinged on provoking a conflict with Russia in Ukraine to provide the geopolitical cover for ending Europe’s reliance upon cheap Russian natural gas by demonstrating that every time Russia sought a negotiated end to the crisis, whether before the invasion through implementation of the Minsk Accords, or after in the Istanbul round of talks scheduled for April 1, the United States sabotaged the effort, keeping the conflict alive long enough to implement its major objective—the destruction of Nord Stream.


In short, Sy Hersh, through his reporting, has exposed truths which have the potential of bringing down a presidency, destroying NATO, and proving Russia right in the eyes of the world.


Name one other piece of journalism in the past half-century that packs such a punch.

You can’t.


Sy Hersh is a national—no, an international—treasure, something this Trinity of Truth underscores.


Be sure to treat him as such.


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Looking at Upton Sinclair's "The Jungle" Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Jungle




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Scribd audio book, listening to - "Four Futures: Life After Capitalism" - by Peter Frase.


Wrote:



[After the first 3-4 minutes]: Oh....yeah. The Fourth Industrial Revolution. That is why the Central Banks are going to CBDC's and quickly. -> They don't want socialism -> UBI with the people (the masses) being in charge - the elite, the capitalists, the very rich don't want that (socialism).


Start of the book, paraphrasing: The world's future in the 21st century faces, at the same time, the coming of resource scarcity (due to climate change (if you don't believe in climate change, that's fine), is a variety of factors - human population growth, environmental destruction, the using up of the resources of the earth since the industrial revolution!...) AND (at the same time) possible abundance that automation/A.I. (production and services efficiency - "systems efficiency/optimization") makes possible...


Repeat that in what I originally wrote: The world's future in the 21st C. faces at the same time, the coming of resource scarcity and the possible abundance that automation makes possible...


[~27 minutes]: Climate change. Ah, yes. This as well. ..Corporations want to remain - private, huge profits going to shareholders and CEOs - the wealthy. It is a huge problem. Again - I put forth the case for socialism/democracy (and just other more free ways of society and civilization building or ways of looking at the world, such as The Creative Society) extending not only downwards, but upwards as well; in having/bringing about an 'Athenian' style democratic system at the global level where governments (responsible for their people and their people's people) have to work together and vote on issues & that democratic organization having real "teeth" & power. -> Justice. Real, blind justice. All nations need submit. That is the truth.


Where we are at right now, with the United States trying to hold onto its position of quite dominant power in the world (as the main geopolitical force) being used by the elite (the "corporate-state") is leading us to potential disaster, or at least quite disastrous possible war with China & Russia & possibly, if Europe decides to go it's own way, a multipolar world characterized (potentially) by fascist (economically but also militarily) & war-like bloc's. -> People - Countries - all looking out for self-interests, especially as times get harder, resources get more scarce, wealth divides deepen. - Lots of constant wars and fighting possible & political liars (people just willing to do and say anything to secure their own (wealth & future) (which is, obviously, sadly, to a great extent the current reality as is)).


- Think things are bad now, that would be even worse fracturing & divisions in/of societies across the globe within countries and crossing 'arbritary' borders (of countries).



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Where we are at right now, with the United States trying to hold onto its position of quite dominant power in the world (as the main geopolitical force) being used by the elite (the "corporate-state") is leading us to potential disaster, or at least quite disastrous possible war with China & Russia & possibly, if Europe decides to go it's own way, a multipolar world characterized (potentially) by fascist (economically but also militarily) & war-like bloc's. -> People - Countries - all looking out for self-interests, especially as times get harder, resources get more scarce, wealth divides deepen. - Lots of constant wars and fighting possible & political liars (people just willing to do and say anything to secure their own (wealth & future) (which is, obviously, sadly, to a great extent the current reality as is)). "


- Obviously, I think within the western and "first world" countries - they (the "masters of the universe" - the super wealthy and powerful of the world) know about the dangers of uprising and rebellion. They would rather have people stay asleep in the matrix (in the metaverse as an example) than to wake up to the truths of reality. - As quoted by President Franklin D. Roosevelt: "the only thing we have to fear, is fear itself". As an Islamic saying goes - Fear God more than anything else - on this planet and this lowly, short, worldly life. God is good and he loves those who do good. God is beautiful and he loves those who purify/beautify (what is truly beautiful, - inside and out - ) themselves.


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