£ / $ ….Parity here we come.

The UK hung parliament is hanging sterling out to dry.

After a disastrous past 2 years it looks like the ‘fun’ is just beginning for the British pound sterling. Support is now giving way to the next wave in a long term decline that has been underway for decades. Soon it will be £1 for $1, and the inhabitants of the UK won’t be going on holiday anywhere outside of the British Isles.

It will all be blamed on Brexit, without realizing that the Euro is going right down with it.

Global debt – now at a mind-spinning $175 trillion is almost all priced in dollars. As the dollar rises, the debt becomes unserviceable.

Stand well back people. When this one explodes we are literally heading into a world of pain.

 

 

 

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The Truth of the Anti Trump Protests

On those who Marched:

 

there is enough treachery, hatred violence absurdity in the average
human being to supply any given army on any given day

and the best at murder are those who preach against it
and the best at hate are those who preach love
and the best at war finally are those who preach peace

those who preach god, need god
those who preach peace do not have peace
those who preach peace do not have love

beware the preachers
beware the knowers
beware those who are always reading books
beware those who either detest poverty
or are proud of it
beware those quick to praise
for they need praise in return
beware those who are quick to censor
they are afraid of what they do not know
beware those who seek constant crowds for
they are nothing alone
beware the average man the average woman
beware their love, their love is average
seeks average

but there is genius in their hatred
there is enough genius in their hatred to kill you
to kill anybody
not wanting solitude
not understanding solitude
they will attempt to destroy anything
that differs from their own
not being able to create art
they will not understand art
they will consider their failure as creators
only as a failure of the world
not being able to love fully
they will believe your love incomplete
and then they will hate you
and their hatred will be perfect

 

-Charles Bukowsi

 

The World Turned Upside Down

 

 

The liberal left, where the SJWs and feminists roam, have decided that Trump has ignited their ire because his political identity reveals he cannot be pushed around by them the way Obama was. Pushed around, that is, by the SJW/Feminist political element which functions as the moral cover for the American Deep State, yet brings howls and shrieks from the liberal left who liken him to Hitler and call him misogynistic and xenophobic. The irony has never been richer. The Peace and Love/SJW brigade stood firmly behind the destruction Syria… and the 400,000 deaths that rest on its shoulders.

Indeed, the left, who claims to not be xenophobic, has a xenophobia all of its own:Russo-phobia. But that, naturally, does not ‘count’ politically, because Russians are white. The Deep State has set the pieces of the American chess board perfectly. The left can claim that it is Trump who is a fascist, while their calls for violence, assassination and actual violent conduct are considered the clambouring of  ‘freedom’ and open mindedness. The American left is now begging for a communist-style revolution. They criticize none of the neocon actions in the middle east, the infinite unsustainable debts and deficits which will destroy America shortly or Obama dreadful healthcare policies… or the corruption of the Clintons. The liberal left has been played by the Deep State neocons perfectly. They must be hysterical with laughter at how easy it is to lead them around by the nose.

And, most importantly, they have set them up to be champions for the war with Russia that they so desire. The left has even bought the “Trump as Manchurian Candidate” meme… which could only be constructed and floated by those who wish to fulfill the final neocon objective: a war with Russia.

So, the SJW/feminist ire at Trump calling a woman fat, and revealing that some women seem to be willing to allow sexually abusive behaviour, as long as the abuser is rich and famous, will raise their moral indignation to the point of nuclear confrontation with Russia.

What a nice balanced approach.

When and if they finally kill Trump for attempting Detente, remember who sanctioned it; remember who politically greased the wheels in the popular mind to accept it… as you run for the besieged airport to try and get out of the northern hemisphere… and the mushroom cloud on the horizon closes out you, your families’ and your nations’ lives at 20,000 degrees centigrade.

… but it will all be worth it. After all… Trump said a bad word about women.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Euro Breaks Support. Heading for Collapse.

As predicted here so many times, the Euro is now heading for collapse. Technical support has given way and the currency is being sold at an alarming rate as the debt markets turn and people rush for safety into US Dollars.

There is little to support the Euro now until we get to .87 vs. the dollar.

The EU dream is over. Its would be best if the politicians unwound it now sensibly, instead of fighting the losing battle to keep it going and destroying the entire European economy along with it.

Well done Brussels.

 

 

 

Trump’s Victory has Killed the EU Dream

Its over, people. As predicted here about a year ago, the EU is trailing off into the sunset, taking Germany’s dream of a new Reich with it. The EU’s Gotterdamerung (sunset of the gods) has arrived.

It has arrived in the form of immigration and the issue of free movement of people. That issue led to Brexit. That issue led to Trump’s victory. And it will now cause the end of the EU, which has just been heralded by Merkel’s early intimation  that Britain can retain access to the EU single market WITHOUT accepting Brussels dictates on the free movement of people. What pithy opposition remains within the UK government and opposition will be running for cover in wake of Trump’s victory. The nation-state, for now, will remain the political fulcrum of the world.

At the end Merkel saw the writing on the wall for herself. Not wanting to be the next Hilary Clinton, she caved in, and is now willing to open discussions of the issue of the free movement of people within the EU. Along with Orban in Hungary and Poland’s insistence for a return of national rights from their repository in Brussels, the globalists are on the run. In the end, Nigel Farage won the day. Reform of the EU never would have happened without Brexit. Now, with Merkel’s climb down, the EU project will be shredded in a relentless “death by a thousand cuts” from its own members.

Stick a fork in it people. The EU is over. The Euro (what’s left of it) stands on the brink of obliteration.

Well, Let Me Hear Ya Say “Nyet”!

From Dmitri Orlov:

 

The way things are supposed to work on this planet is like this: in the United States, the power structures (public and private) decide what they want the rest of the world to do. They communicate their wishes through official and unofficial channels, expecting automatic cooperation. If cooperation is not immediately forthcoming, they apply political, financial and economic pressure. If that still doesn’t produce the intended effect, they attempt regime change through a color revolution or a military coup, or organize and finance an insurgency leading to terrorist attacks and civil war in the recalcitrant nation. If that still doesn’t work, they bomb the country back to the stone age. This is the way it worked in the 1990s and the 2000s, but as of late a new dynamic has emerged.

In the beginning it was centered on Russia, but the phenomenon has since spread around the world and is about to engulf the United States itself. It works like this: the United States decides what it wants Russia to do and communicates its wishes, expecting automatic cooperation. Russia says “Nyet.” The United States then runs through all of the above steps up to but not including the bombing campaign, from which it is deterred by Russia’s nuclear deterrent. The answer remains “Nyet.” One could perhaps imagine that some smart person within the US power structure would pipe up and say: “Based on the evidence before us, dictating our terms to Russia doesn’t work; let’s try negotiating with Russia in good faith as equals.” And then everybody else would slap their heads and say, “Wow! That’s brilliant! Why didn’t we think of that?” But instead that person would be fired that very same day because, you see, American global hegemony is nonnegotiable. And so what happens instead is that the Americans act baffled, regroup and try again, making for quite an amusing spectacle.

The whole Edward Snowden imbroglio was particularly fun to watch. The US demanded his extradition. The Russians said: “Nyet, our constitution forbids it.” And then, hilariously, some voices in the West demanded in response that Russia change its constitution! The response, requiring no translation, was “Xa-xa-xa-xa-xa!” Less funny is the impasse over Syria: the Americans have been continuously demanding that Russia go along with their plan to overthrow Bashar Assad. The unchanging Russian response has been: “Nyet, the Syrians get to decide on their leadership, not Russia, and not the US.” Each time they hear it, the Americans scratch their heads and… try again. John Kerry was just recently in Moscow, holding a marathon “negotiating session” with Putin and Lavrov. Above is a photo of Kerry talking to Putin and Lavrov in Moscow a week or so ago and their facial expressions are hard to misread. There’s Kerry, with his back to the camera, babbling away as per usual. Lavrov’s face says: “I can’t believe I have to sit here and listen to this nonsense again.” Putin’s face says: “Oh the poor idiot, he can’t bring himself to understand that we’re just going to say ‘nyet’ again.” Kerry flew home with yet another “nyet.”

What’s worse, other countries are now getting into the act. The Americans told the Brits exactly how to vote, and yet the Brits said “nyet” and voted for Brexit. The Americans told the Europeans to accept the horrendous corporate power grab that is the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), and the French said “nyet, it shall not pass.” The US organized yet another military coup in Turkey to replace Erdo?an with somebody who won’t try to play nice with Russia, and the Turks said “nyet” to that too. And now, horror of horrors, there is Donald Trump saying “nyet” to all sorts of things—NATO, offshoring American jobs, letting in a flood of migrants, globalization, weapons for Ukrainian Nazis, free trade…

The corrosive psychological effect of “nyet” on the American hegemonic psyche cannot be underestimated. If you are supposed to think and act like a hegemon, but only the thinking part still works, then the result is cognitive dissonance. If your job is to bully nations around, and the nations can no longer be bullied, then your job becomes a joke, and you turn into a mental patient. The resulting madness has recently produced quite an interesting symptom: some number of US State Department staffers signed a letter, which was promptly leaked, calling for a bombing campaign against Syria in order to overthrow Bashar Assad. These are diplomats. Diplomacy is the art of avoiding war by talking. Diplomats who call for war are not being exactly… diplomatic. You could say that they are incompetent diplomats, but that wouldn’t go far enough (most of the competent diplomats left the service during the second Bush administration, many of them in disgust over having to lie about the rationale for the Iraq war). The truth is, they are sick, deranged non-diplomatic warmongers. Such is the power of this one simple Russian word that they have quite literally lost their minds.

But it would be unfair to single out the State Department. It is as if the entire American body politic has been infected by a putrid miasma. It permeates all things and makes life miserable. In spite of the mounting problems, most other things in the US are still somewhat manageable, but this one thing—the draining away of the ability to bully the whole world—ruins everything. It’s mid-summer, the nation is at the beach. The beach blanket is moth-eaten and threadbare, the beach umbrella has holes in it, the soft drinks in the cooler are laced with nasty chemicals and the summer reading is boring… and then there is a dead whale decomposing nearby, whose name is “Nyet.” It just ruins the whole ambiance!

The media chattering heads and the establishment politicos are at this point painfully aware of this problem, and their predictable reaction is to blame it on what they perceive as its ultimate source: Russia, conveniently personified by Putin. “If you aren’t voting for Clinton, you are voting for Putin” is one recently minted political trope. Another is that Trump is Putin’s agent. Any public figure that declines to take a pro-establishment stance is automatically labeled “Putin’s useful idiot.” Taken at face value, such claims are preposterous. But there is a deeper explanation for them: what ties them all together is the power of “nyet.” A vote for Sanders is a “nyet” vote: the Democratic establishment produced a candidate and told people to vote for her, and most of the young people said “nyet.” Same thing with Trump: the Republican establishment trotted out its Seven Dwarfs and told people to vote for any one of them, and yet most of the disenfranchised working-class white people said “nyet” and voted for Snow White the outsider.

It is a hopeful sign that people throughout the Washington-dominated world are discovering the power of “nyet.” The establishment may still look spiffy on the outside, but under the shiny new paint there hides a rotten hull, with water coming in though every open seam. A sufficiently resounding “nyet” will probably be enough to cause it to founder, suddenly making room for some very necessary changes. When that happens, please remember to thank Russia… or, if you insist, Putin.

Demanding Equality of the Sexes

Where is the female “representation” here?

 

“Five men have died after a “large concrete structure containing metal” collapsed at Hawkeswood Metal recycling plant.

Paramedics tried to free the men, including one who had suffered a heart attack. But West Midlands Police pronounced all five victims dead at the scene of the industrial accident in the Nechells area of Birmingham.

A sixth man was taken to hospital with serious leg injuries. The victims have yet to be identified.”