The political, business and academic elites and their servants in the print and broadcast media have to make you believe a phoney narrative about the state of the world, they dare not let us start talking about how much trouble the west is really in. The economies of most of the developed nations, the western democracies, are in effect bankrupt, their debts and obligations exceed their assets by considerable margins.
Burdened by ageing populations, high labour costs, soaring unemployment, supportably generous welfare payments, punitive taxation and bloated public sectors they are losing out to the enemy, i.e. any country that has resources or whose economies are surging on the strength of exports of cheap manufactured goods, like Russia, China, India, Brazil, anyone with oil, gas, minerals, metals, gold etc.
Rather than admit multicultualism has failed, open – doors immigration policy has been economically and socially disastrous, and the oligarchical system badged up as Marxism lite, with its populist promises of fairness, equality and redistribution of wealth has broken every promise, your government and its media mouthpieces requires you to believe a certain narrative.
The story goes like this: The world is divided into good guys (white hats) and bad guys (black hats). The good guys consist of all Western governments and their allies, whether taken individually or collectively as members of the international community. Forget that most of the recent troubles stem from the interference of the FUKUS axis powers (France, UK, USofA), the United Nations and NATO in the domestic political affairs of sovereign states, or blithely and unilaterally tearing up bilateral and legally binding treaties like the one agreed with Russia that prevented the EU and NATO seducing into their membership any of the former Soviet states that became independent following the break up of the USSR.
The bad guys are mostly Russia and Iran, not so much China, although they are not exactly best friends with the west, the Chinese hold to much of our debt for western governments to risk pissing them off, thus it is Russia and Vladimir Putin who has to be demonised. Unfortunately Putin is not an arrested adolescent who wants everybody to like him. he understands that his job is to look after Russian interests long and short term.
Like Don Quixote, these governments are out there in a perilous world, perpetually tilting a the windmills of economic recovery, slaying dragons of terrorism, and fighting injustice by ensuring the rich get richer and the poor get shafted (viz. green energy policies that have made home heating unaffordable for many).
Thus when Cameron and Obama engage in a love in, mutually congratulating each other for the deft economic management that has led to financial recovery nobody can feel, (GDP up, benefit payments up, debt up, sales and incomes down; unemployment down, part time working, zero hours contracts, people excluded from the workforce up; inflation down, wages, saving, pensions devalued etc. we are not supposed to point out the obvious contradictions in the statistics that ‘prove’ what a good job our politicians are doing.
Then there have been the various brutal, undemocratic dictatorships, authoritarian and oppressive regimes that may have crushed dissent but managed to keep the people who did not rock the boat in relative prosperity, they had to be reduced to at worst rubble like Syria and Iraq, or a failed state like Libya.
So western leaders are fighting terrorists, jihadists, gangster states and bad guys like Boko Haram who are out there doing infamy. Or as Kenneth Williams once said in Carry On Cleo, Infamy, infamy, they’ve all got it in for me.”
In the fairy tale world politicians inhabit we have no aggressive intentions (‘We’ did not fund and support the arab Spring uprisings, or the rebellion in Ukraine, ‘we’ do not engage in false flag outrages, on spy on other nations (who are planning to harm us) and ‘our’ citizens (for their increased safety). We do not engage in realpolitik. We do not kill people who know too much, in order to protect national security. We have no ulterior motives. Our foreign policy is guided entirely by lofty moral principles. We have no geostrategic or economic interests. Energy resources and pipeline routes do not interest us. We are the good guys (White hats).
We, the western allies, would never conspire to bring about regime change by deploying the air forces of three of the worlds five major military power to bomb the crap out of a little country of 5 million population (though we might consider, on humanitarian grounds, providing air support for a legitimate rebellion led by religious fanatics, tribal warlords and gangster (see Libya link above) nor would ‘we’ meddle in other states’ affairs to ensure certain political outcomes that suit our economic interests. Anyone who says we do a conspiracy theorist, a bounder, a cad and an all round rotter. We do not engage in terrorism and never talk to terrorists or deal with states or organizations that do. We are led by decent folk, who only want to do the decent thing.
We are the good guys, as the picture below shows.
Europe In Crisis About The Mediterranean Boat People
The intervention in Libya by western powers France, UK and USA (the FUKUS axis) was morrally and politically wrong as well as being perhaps the most stupid example of balls out politics by an American president ever. To overthrow the leader of any nation, no matter how unpopular he is with other world leaders, is a dangerous game.
It’s Staring To Dawn On Economists That The Developed World’s Economic Problems Are Structural.
America’s debt disaster
American global hegemony
How the bankers rigged the markets to steal your money
Cameron and the war on ISIS
Capitalism and oligrachy
Don’t call me a conspiracy theorist
Naked finance – debt into profit
Government controlled media murdering democracy
The imminent collapse of the petrodollar
Russia, Ukraine and the petrodollar