The news items this week point to a severe international crisis pointing ahead (maybe within months of now). Sweden has enabled new surveillance measures on the heels of Germany .
The Treasury’s man Paulson thinks procedures for future bank failures should be erected.
The Bank of England is warning the British that tough times are ahead and to downplay union strikes to protect against upward wage pressures.
What the British are reading now about credit, housing, inflation and employment projections are what Americans heard in January and February. The Royal Bank of Scotland has advised clients to brace for a full-fledged crash in global stock and credit markets. So far, it is a carefully programmed and artfully implemented design.
Bush’s European tour put other Western players into orientation – England and Germany, especially – to what is ahead. But it will be more than financial shocks; it will be an invasion of the Middle East and subsequent retaliation. The Arabs defeated the British Empire in the last Century and may defeat the American Empire in these decades. The world’s people will be poor, starving and helpless to change matters.
The Democrats have handed Bush the money for continued war after posturing against it for two years. Obama is the man of the financial and power elite and is wearing the costume necessary to convince Liberals, Blacks and those Left-of-Center that there really is a two-party system. The Socialists and “Comrades” of a more revolutionary sort are mounting an incursion into the minds of Europeans (they will never convince the American worker of Marxism, however, though they think they can).
America is gearing for total war, feeding its military machine and may starve people unaligned with the Pentagon, if necessary, as it does other nations. The people have no political candidates and options remaining to stop the bloodbath they are conducting in the Middle East, not to mention the worldwide dislocations produced from their hegemonic megalomania and lawless rogues on Wall Street. The Beast grows in destructive capacity when sensing death approaching. But this bloodbath and these actions may return to America in the forms of Martial Law, mass hunger, crushed revolts and civil war – as they are returning now in forms of economic disintegration.
What may lie ahead is America ‘s Karma, which it builds upon and sentences itself to with each passing day. Induction says the body count will be high here after the stakes are finally realized by those who will decide to join in battle for the American Dream of world domination through “any means possible”, and those who will resist or remain neutral. For the uncooperative nations of the world, it can only be a future of America against it; and for Americans, an international “endless war” together with a domestic one of Brother against Brother.
While there will be banking collapses, rampant unemployment and homelessness, hunger, social malaise, civil disobedience and revolts, there will be no shortage of funding for the Pentagon and its megalithic welfare system of transnational corporations, soldiers, mercenaries and veterans. Will Gold Bullion be used to buy bread in such a military state, or buy one’s freedom instead, I ask the Ron Paul devotees?
In all probability, Western governments will find it necessary to initiate Internet censorship and periodic periods of total blackout in the foreseeable future. This is a logical certainty for anyone still using their powers of reason. Though this leaves the question: What substitute alternatives have been established to ensure continued communications between parties? The answer is none. And that was and is in the blueprint behind this technology built by the Pentagon, that it be totalitarian.
What new forms of economic exchange and bartering will take the place of worthless paper money and Gold that is not redeemable by the local grocer, farmer or landlord? These and more questions remain to be answered in the turbulent years ahead.
In this past week, Thursday, June 19 was a benchmark day for those in America who are political bench sitters. Obama revealed yet another reversal and inconsistency, and Pelosi’s Democrat House yet again rubber-stamped the President by granting immunity to Telecom spying and, after two years of faux battles, endorsed the continuation of war funding.
It is no surprise that Senator Obama is freeing himself from Federal monies to insure his campaign coffers are not limited. After all, he is the chosen one of Warren Buffett, George Soros and others. Need I say more? The Obama cult and image were finely tuned to insure that his “cover” (populism) did not reveal all that he is and stands for (and must stand for to be elected). But can anyone see? Can he see?
The Liberals have worked and will work hard to rationalize the Obama reversals, contradictions and double standards, if only to protect their euphoria from deflating into despair. Rest assured, though, whoever wins in November will deliver the same package to the same door: Militarism, Poverty and Depression; it is after-all a one-party system in America. In truth, Mssrs Obama (Mr. Teflon II) and McCain (George Bush III) were chosen some time ago for this hour, and make no mistake about it, this “hour” was chosen too.
By now, it should be perfectly clear that Americans live with a one-party system that represents money and war, period! Whoever so-called “wins” in November will deliver the same grueling package: Militarism, Poverty, Depression and – quite possibly – civil war. The system is broken along with the banks. Democracy is dead. Corruption is systemic. “The People” have no options left. It is as simple as that.
Michael T Bucci is a retired public relations executive from New Jersey now residing in Maine. He has authored nine books on practical spirituality including “White Book: Cerithous”