Tuesday, September 17, 2013

You Thought I Was Nuts

A couple of days ago, I attempted to tie together several threads into a larger (hopefully) somewhat coherent speculation about a possible future world.  In a nutshell, the current order has died – only waiting for whatever is to replace it to emerge.

I speculate that Russia, China and a few others will band together in this possible new world.  They will gladly work outside of US-centric systems in a time and manner determined by them.  This Syrian episode is a key sign in this transition.


  1. My own speculations are still evolving, but I'm submitting them here for comment. I've also recently posted at The Daily Paul; http://www.dailypaul.com/299538/the-beauty-of-petrodollars

    The Narrative is now up for grabs

    1944 - 1971: Bretton Woods. US dollar is to be a global proxy for gold at USD$35/oz. US Fedgov expands its welfare/warfare state at other nations' expense by printing fiat dollars. As early as 1960, London gold was USD$40/oz, reflecting awareness of the excess US dollars. By 1971 international gold redemption threatened to exhaust US gold reserves, rendering remaining US dollars worth-less. Nixon defaults on the Bretton Woods agreement, while shrouding his actions in rhetoric intended to arouse righteous indignation among Americans against vague but malicious offenses by foreigners.

    197x - Present: Kissinger's Petrodollar system restores global demand for US dollars. The intentionally provoked OPEC oil crisis in 1973 is pretext for the pre-planned solution that Kissinger called Petrodollar recycling. US Fedgov continues at an accelerating rate to expand its welfare/warfare state at other nations' expense by printing fiat dollars. Western puppets in the Middle East are some of the first to sense the looming petrodollar collapse and seek alternatives. 9/11 provides pretext for the US Fedgov puppet-ectomies that follow.

    Much? most? all? US Fedgov disruptive foreign policy since the late 1970's can be credited to its political, economic and military defense of the Petrodollar system which feeds the growth of US Fedgov by stealing other nations' wealth. No more petrodollars = no more US empire.

    Specific Petrodollar defense operations:
    (not in any particular order)
    Peak Oil why oil prices must continually increase
    Non-development of North American petroleum reserves (until recently when pending petrodollar collapse became more certain)
    Iraq War to restore petrodollar sales
    Afghanistan pipeline geopolitics
    Libyan War to restore petrodollar sales
    Iran War to solidify control of Southwest Asian oil reserves
    Failed Arab Spring a major conflict is needed as pretext for a new global financial system, just as the engineered 1973 OPEC oil crisis was pretext for the new Petrodollar system.
    Syrian War to prevent Gasprom pipelines and natgas exporting facilities which would supply Europe with Iranian and Russian natgas.
    Syrian War to install an Islamic state hostile to Russia and open to Petrodollars.
    Global NSA surveillance

    Climate Change - pretext for carbon credits, the basis for a new global financial system. Also chemo-like in that it kills your rivals just before it kills you.

    This summer, events surrounding Egypt and now Syria hint that an inflection point has been passed. The US Fedgov is no longer able to covertly manufacture consent for its pre-planned domestic transgressions and foreign aggressions. There are too many cameras, too many social network postings, too many writers looking behind the thought terminating clichés; the internet reformation is cranking up.

    The US Democracy is being revealed as imperialistic oligarchy atop a highly effective 24/7/365 consent manufacturing apparatus. The American narrative which up until now has been tightly controlled by a few is increasingly up for grabs.

    The loss of control over the narrative is coinciding with the unraveling of the Petrodollar system.

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  2. This is a bit off-topic, but V Putin has come out strongly against globalism. Are at least some elites realizing they can do better in a decentralized but intensely networked world?