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Is Xi’s China A Danger? Or Is It, As Usual, US Plutocracy?

January 18, 2021

Many high level executives of the plutocratic Internet are entering the Biden administration, to the applause of the fake, deluded pseudo-left, a tribal masquerade. At an even higher level, plutocratic America has succeeded to repeat with China what it did with Hitler, Mussolini and Stalin: a fruitful cooperation. In the end the fascists went one invasion too far, France and Britain reacted by declaring war to Nazism, but, from bad luck and no timely US help, Europe self destroyed, and US plutocracy, having used European and Japanese fascisms as space vehicles use gravity wells to accelerate, was boosted into the “American Century“.

Now of course, if worse comes to worst, a good war with a Chinese dictatorship could help US plutocracy too, to go a bit further, and turn the planet to neo-feudalism, so first let’s feed the beast…

A half mentally retarded person on Quora pondered, outrageously: “Is China more evil than Nazi Germany? After all, the Nazis did lots of good things for the world while China is just a cancer to civilisation.

I stooped to answer, because if we cannot answer mental retards, who can we answer? And there was a valid interrogation therein: mental retards don’t know which question common people are not supposed to ask, so they end up, differently from academic prostitutes, by asking sometimes interesting questions. The presupposition of the gentleman retard, that Nazism did many good things, is of course grotesque (on second thought, I remember one relatively little, but telling positive aspect of Nazism, in ecology, see [1]). What single big good thing did the Nazis do, aside from being an instructive example of how evil is generated from a mix of bad ideology, some of it Christian, elections by the stupid, and the conspiracies of (mostly US) plutocracy? However the fact that Nazism was a tool of US plutocracy has been successfully buried by US plutocratic propaganda.

US plutocrat on the left, dictator on the right: a repetition of the old method inaugurated in the 1920s. I give you my computer tricks to help your dictatorship, you give me your love letters and a few hundred billions to me and my associates. Hey, well trained puppy Obama gave me and my spouse the “Medal of Freedom”. Is not that something to laugh aloud about?

Also, China, on the other side of the world’s biggest mountain range, has been the other great center of civilization for more than 5,000 years. Although China was, in the end, a junior partner to the Indo-European ensemble (which unfairly extends from Nubia to the Altai and Ireland to Burma… And is crisscrossed by all sort of rights of way, from steppes to seas and rivers), China contributed mightily to civilization, with the compass, black powder, paper, printing and deep drilling for gas (among other things). It also did much of that the way Egypt, Mesopotamia, Rome and Western Europe did it: through governmentalism.

To call China a cancer, just because Xi, deluded by hubris and personal insecurity out of context, confuses himself with the new Mao, is a stretch into a future we don’t want to have. Since the heydays of the Tang dynasty, China has spent most of its time under occupation (first by Uighurs, then Jurchen, then Mongols and finally Manchus, with the added spice of a Franco-British army invading Beijing, and finally a horrendous invasion by Hirohito’s Japan). This goes a long way to explain why China contributed less to civilization in the last millennium. And it is also a vicious circle: the less innovative a great civilization is, the more invaded it gets, and then, because it is presumably ruled by brutes, the less innovative it gets [2].

The danger now is that China is a dictatorship, and one with modern weapons, including H bombs. The close relationship with Gates and its ilk is fraught, for the entire planet [3]. And, just like the fascists of the thirties (including the USSR), dictator Xi is entangled with Western plutocrats (who provide him with tech to help impose his autocracy). So, basically, Xi has collaborators who rule Western media, quite a bit as Mussolini, Hitler and Stalin had, starting a century ago. If China thinks it will come ahead playing fire with the devil, it should be reminded that others tried that before, and came out in ashes.

An institutionalized culture which wiped out an entire continent of its original inhabitants, has more than one arrow in its quiver.

Patrice Ayme

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[1] The Nazis were great ecologists and animal rights defenders (the latter no doubt in part to make virtue displaying, trying to make people believe they would not hurt a fly…) The nazis created a lot of national parks and passed animal right laws still in place…. And imitated elsewhere… The Nazi economic boom, somewhat similar to the New Deal, was promoted, greatly by the same global plutocrats… It was greatly fake, and broke the Third Reich financially, hence the frenzy of thievery the Reich engaged in… Including stealing entire countries or ethnicities…

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[2] This has to be nuanced. Differently from the Nazis, the Yuan, the Mongol occupation of China, actually did great things for China, before imploding in corruption which succumbed to the Ming rebellion, headed, as it should have been, by a monk. An example of a good thing was the program of Treasure Fleets, which opened China to the world (there were five of them, going all the way to Black Africa; some have rumored one Chinese fleet reached the Americas, although there is no good proof of this… although we now have genetic proof that the Polynesians reached South America… and we had the sweet potato proof before that, anyway…)

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[3] From the Chinese embassy’s own poor English in 2015: “Bill Gates said that China has offered a great deal of resources in joint effort with the international community to address the Ebola epidemics and also done a remarkable job in controlling AIDS disease. China has erected a model for the rest of the world by playing a leading role in poverty reduction, for which he highly appreciates. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is ready to intensify cooperation with China in public health service.

Bill and Melinda Gates of Hell, the Freedom Medal recipients, fresh from their exploits with cancer causing biocides they loved to be invested in, and investing their foundation into, making Xi dictatorship all that it could be… What could go wrong? Did they help with those Chinese virus labs too?

Alumni of Gates’ Microsoft, the software giant’s Beijing research lab are now executives at Alibaba, Tencent, SenseTime—and TikTok parent ByteDance… All famous Chinese powerhouse companies with dual technology: entertainment and dictatorship implementation.

In 2019, the Financial Times reported that Microsoft Research Asia worked with a university associated with the Chinese military on facial recognition tech that is being used to monitor the nation’s population of Uighur Muslims. Up to 500,000 members of the group, primarily in western China, were monitored over the course of a month, according to a New York Times report. Now what is apparently going on in Western China is genocide…

In 2013, the New York Times pondered with apparent anxiety: “AS this populist wave crashes in on both sides of the Atlantic, the plutocrats, for all their treasure and their intellect, are in a weak position to hold it back.

Well, thanks to their vaunted “intellect”, the plutocrats found the solution: occupies all the information space, in China as in the West. So now, as one of my devoted readers put it, “the mobs will calm down, and in half a year, year they will shake their heads, how could be so stupid to follow such an evil stupidity as Donald Trump.” Trump, the one who succeeded to push away from the Chinese dictatorship, however briefly, and who invested more than ten billion dollars to make possible the first three certified COVID vaccines… and half the money went to European companies. Let me repeat slowly; the three certified successful vaccines companies got more than ten billion dollars from Trump… and nothing from Europe (during the R&D phase; now the Europeans are buying the Trump vaccines…) But everybody who pretends to think, sing songs they hate Trump, while lauding the invader of Iraq.

Good job, Pluto propagandists!

Hope At Last?

September 14, 2015

The 99% were told that they were culprit of the ways of high finance. The 99% were told that, they profited from the financial crisis, and had to be restrained with “austerity” (now that all the money had to go to the bankers and other richest people in the world, to save those towering pillars of society from ruin under which we would otherwise be crushed).

That the 99% were culprit of the high leverage of the financial system, thanks to heavy “investing” in financial derivatives such as Credit Default Swaps, was an absurdity: most people had no idea, and still have no idea, that much money creation by bankers, head that way, towards planet finance, instead of planet Earth.

Men Of Wealth, Taste, Power & "Three Minutes" Women

Men Of Wealth, Taste, Power & “Three Minutes” Women

Austerity, the claim that the 99% were too rich, and that this caused the crisis, after thirty years of “Trickle Down”, was, of course, insane. And therefore well received. The appropriate punishment was to insure that the richest would have the means to stay rich, and massive transfers of wealth to the richest people were implemented (even in Greece, where, last I checked, ship magnates were still not taxed!)

With the bleakest sense of humor, this Transfer of Assets to the Richest People TARP), was called… “TARP”, because it was the ultimate cover-up.

However, the economy has not recovered. So insane the gap between sacrifice and result, propaganda and observation, that even average voters are becoming suspicious.

In Spite Of Gigantic Sacrifices & Unemployment, "Austerity", Spain GDP Not Recovering

In Spite Of Gigantic Sacrifices & Unemployment, “Austerity”, Spain GDP Not Recovering

[I exhibited Spain’s GDP, but it’s typical. Lest some hysterical Germanophile comes up screaming that Germany is doing well, let me point out that Germany grew not at all in the last decade, averaging… one third of one percent yearly, which is only compatible with a population decrease, as observed… Thus Europe is literally dying from austerity.]

To accuse the 99% of the violations plutocrats engaged in, and only them can, is becoming so egregious, that even political leaders on the pseudo-left, like the followers of Blair in British Labor, find difficult to hold that discourse nowadays, with a straight face.

So here we are. The pyramid of lies on how the economy works, by self serving politicians in bed with the richest people in the world, is starting to collapse. Worldwide, voters are starting to have their own opinions, and feel that they were lied to, at a nearly inconceivable scale. Voters don’t just repeat anymore what the media owned by the richest people in the world have told them to think. Maybe there is hope after all.

Jeremy Corbyn, a long-time leftist dissident, just won a stunning victory for leadership of Britain’s Labour Party. In an excellent editorial, Paul Krugman  Labour’s Dead Center observes that:

…”one crucial piece of background to the Corbyn surge: the implosion of Labour’s moderates. On economic policy, in particular, the striking thing about the leadership contest was that every candidate other than Mr. Corbyn essentially supported the Conservative government’s austerity policies.

Worse, they all implicitly accepted the bogus justification for those policies, in effect pleading guilty to policy crimes that Labour did not, in fact, commit. If you want a U.S. analogy, it’s as if all the leading candidates for the Democratic nomination in 2004 had gone around declaring, “We were weak on national security, and 9/11 was our fault.” Would we have been surprised if Democratic primary voters had turned to a candidate who rejected that canard, whatever other views he or she held?

In the British case, the false accusations against Labour involve fiscal policy, specifically claims that the Labour governments that ruled Britain from 1997 to 2010 spent far beyond their means, creating a deficit and debt crisis that caused the broader economic crisis. The fiscal crisis, in turn, supposedly left no alternative to severe cuts in spending, especially spending that helps the poor.

These claims have, one must admit, been picked up and echoed by almost all British news media. It’s not just that the media have failed to subject Conservative claims to hard scrutiny, they have reported them as facts. It has been an amazing thing to watch — because every piece of this conventional narrative is completely false.

Was the last Labour government fiscally irresponsible? Britain had a modest budget deficit on the eve of the economic crisis of 2008, but as a share of G.D.P. it wasn’t very high – about the same, as it turns out, as the U.S. budget deficit at the same time. British government debt was lower, as a share of G.D.P., than it had been when Labour took office a decade earlier, and was lower than in any other major advanced economy except Canada.”

The question boils down on why do people think what they do. Well, they think what they have been told to think. Krugman:

“…the supposed fiscal crisis never created any actual economic problem… there was never any need for a sharp turn to austerity.

In short, the whole narrative about Labour’s culpability for the economic crisis and the urgency of austerity is nonsense. But it is nonsense that was consistently reported by British media as fact. And all of Mr. Corbyn’s rivals for Labour leadership bought fully into that conventional nonsense, in effect accepting the Conservative case that their party did a terrible job of managing the economy, which simply isn’t true.”

Why do people do what they do? Well, most people basically try to survive honorably. However those with political aspirations are different. After all, they want to make a job of ruling us. Thirst for power is therefore, one may suspect, a prime motivation of theirs. And then the question is what do they believe they can get away with, on their royal road to domination? And what will be their justification for domination, which they will cover-up their thirst for power with?

Enter plutocratization, the general mood that the few, urged by the most basic instincts of domination, doing better than the many, is the best social organization for everybody. This “trickle down” theory has led the middle class down the road of increasing pauperization, even while global GDP was rising. Plutocratic media monopoly has insured that this mood became a modern religion.

Thatcher and Reagan were the modern instigators of plutocratization. Ex-British PM Tony Blair is a spectacular success of official corruption. Corruption by officials, of officials.  Blair helped to demolish Iraq to please oil barons (and American plutocrats). Blair sells his services to whoever it is most advantageous to sell them to. Piling up income from the likes of the dictator of Kazakhstan, he gathered in excess of 100 million dollars.

By now the middle class is starting to feel they were had by plutocratization. Methods of massive exploitation had to be changed. Enter the 2008 financial crisis. The “rescue” consisted in sending giant amount of money to banks and their managers. “Trickle Down” theory changed its face to “austerity”. The 99% were told that they were culprit of the 2008 crisis, they had to be punished. Completely brainwashed as they were, they welcomed their punishment.

Krugman: “Beyond that, however, Labour’s political establishment seems to lack all conviction, for reasons I don’t fully understand. And this means that the Corbyn upset isn’t about a sudden left turn on the part of Labour supporters. It’s mainly about the strange, sad moral and intellectual collapse of Labour moderates.”

In much of Western  society, in the last 35 years, political leaders got to power by undermining civilization, and Western democracy. They have been well paid for that: watch the fortunes past leaders have made, such as Major, Blair, Clinton, Gore, Chirac, and, of course, their families: Chelsea Clinton is very rich, but so are the brothers of past French presidents, although Chirac is worth only $10 million, roughly a tenth (Blair, Clintons) or a hundredth (Feinstein, Pelosi, Gore) of Anglo-Saxon politicians worth. Still remarkable, for someone such as Chirac, who was only an elected official all his life (in the USA, Reid of Nevada, head of democrats in the Senate, has a similar fortune and history; that brought charges of corruption, quickly silenced).

The British press is held by plutocrats, some Australian heirs (Murdoch, son and father of Murdochs), some even Russian “oligarchs”. This is where thinking has been coming from. And the charade will go on, until We The People think on their own. How soon? Can one think freely in a Mafia State? Certainly not in Russia. What about Britain? George Monbiot argues that Britain is also a Mafia State. Considering my personal experiences, I can only agree. Dawn is the coldest hour.

Patrice Ayme’


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