Death By A Thousand Cuts

The ongoing attempt by the global Robber Barons to destroy Syria and cultivate perpetual war has taken a new course. With the Russian and Chinese decision to provide direct tactical air support to the Syrian National Army the balance of power has shifted dramatically.

The Russo-China warplanes will be ruthless in delivering their payloads to the Caliphate targets.

The main significance of this process is the transparent use of Chinese Strategic military power to provide legitimacy and support to the Russian Forces.

It is very hard for the Western propaganda machine to criticize both Russia and China when they are working together against a common enemy. This poses yet another dilemma for the MSM to correlate their positions with reality.

Who is the real loser in this war of attrition?

Russia and China working together demonstrating tactical and physical superiority or Western powers demonstrating lack of will to staunch the bleeding.

why this war?

Fatoumata Diawara – Kèlè

The Chorus of Discontent

Ever growing numbers of refugees continue to arrive at the borders of the wealthy nations of the world. The root cause predicted so many years ago with the understanding that peak oil is now upon us. The Elite are struggling to come to terms with the pain and suffering they have caused by ignoring the issue for so long and maintaining the status quo. Wasted lives of normal people who have done nothing wrong but happen to live in the place where the Elites want to play with their weapons.

We hold the Elites responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity. Genocide in Yemen, Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, Iraq. The ongoing systematic dismantlement of Palestine. The refusal to change course contradicting overwhelming public sentiment. Shallow obedience to crass corporate interests. Dependence on the military industrial complex. Slavishly falling back on Nazi dogma to support erroneous judgement calls because simply admitting you are wrong is not possible.

The Great Crash of 1929

History repeating. The Banksters have managed to erode the checks and balances that were setup after the 1929 crash and we are heading for the same results again.

The Great Keynesian Meth Lab

John Maynard Keynes was right in some respects. The process leading to a normal recession/depression could be short-circuited by government spending on essential infrastructure. However, that government needs to be relatively uncorrupt and not just print cash to give to their mates. That is, of course, where repeated applications of Keynesian Economics, went horribly wrong. It worked pretty well the first few times, but each time the government got bigger and distorted the economy more and more. That eventually lead to systemic corruption and now Keynesian “demand stimulation” doesn’t work at all. Keynes himself came to realize this and came to deeply regret writing the works he is most famous for. He had accidentally created economic “Crystal Meth”, governments got hooked and went down the same path as drug addicts.

Breaking Bad is an allegory for our times. The writers make the case that if the system works against you when you are an honest person then why bother to be honest if you have the capacity to be a Primo Bad Ass Motherfucker and exploit the system to it’s maximum potential. Of course the protaganist dies in the end as all Bad Asses are eventually consumed by the system they exploit. A fitting end to a simple allegory about modern society.

The Global Economic Decline

While the mainstream media insists at every opportunity that the global economy is picking up the reality is that the over reliance on Fossil Fuels to keep everything running has become the biggest drain on resources. As we continue to use more energy to get the energy than the energy we get from the resources we are exponentially consuming the remaining reserves. Not coincidentally it is ever more expensive to extract the remaining reserves which causes a total decline in profitability for all the players in the industries that seek to continue making money out of fossil fuels.

The vicious circle is exacerbated by the Saudi insistence to artificially lower the price of oil by flooding the market with it’s remaining reserves in order to drive the least competitive players out of the business and maintain their dominance of the supply chain and there fore the geo strategic influence over other nations that rely on Saudi reserves for their energy supply.

The foolish attitude towards the remaining reserves is extremely short sighted and selfish behaviour from a few powerful players. They are sprinting now but they will find themselves drained of reserves much faster so they will be in extreme pain when they realise the foolishness of the grand mistake they have made.

2016 is crunch time for the global energy supply. This last gasp of the Saudis attempting to position themselves to succeed when the real squeeze begins is a desperate attempt at hegemony which only has negative consequences. The only good thing about running out of energy positive oil is that it affects everyone equally.

We are all in this together.

NZ Flag Competition

The Prime Minister of NZ John Key has made it one of his goals to change the NZ flag. Instead of spending NZD $36 million on unnecessary things like child poverty food programs the Government has setup a website to take submissions from the public for new flag designs and will hold two referendums to select the best new design and then to allow NZ’ers to decide if they want to change from the old flag. Of course they are monitoring all submissions so that only the ideas that meet their strict criteria are accepted for consideration.

Flags cannot have any letters on them, pictures of faces, and should use simple colors.

Ted Cruz Takes the Crown From Phony Tony

Well, he held onto it for almost a whole year but it is finally time for Phony Tony to hand over the crown to Ted Cruz as the Stoopidest Politician in the world. All credit where it is due though. Phony Tony did his damned best to hold on to the crown for as long as possible. We suspect that this will not be the last we hear though. Phony Tony is nothing if not competitive and he will not want to give up without a fight. We sure hope the budgey smugglers are stretchy and Phony Tony is limbering up. This next round is bound to be painful for everyone involved.

Elon Musk Low Oil Prices are not a Threat to EV market

In a wide ranging interview Elon Musk covers the issue of Low oil prices and the potential affect on the EV industry. He says the price drop doesn’t represent a threat because EV’s are still cheaper to run than ICE’s. However he said it will affect sales of mass market models as they have to compete harder to be cost competitive. Essentially he is saying the mass market will have to reduce prices of new model EV’s so they will be forced to bring to market major price reductions sooner rather than later. Car companies that thought they could apply the same production schedules to EV’s s they have with the ICE market will have to iterate faster on major improvements. This is equivalent to the mobile and IT industry where rapid iteration and intense competition is a given. The car industry has been straggling behind the IT industry in this regard for the past 20 years. EV’s are forcing the car industry to catch up.

Greece vs The Banksters

The die has been cast and now the full force of the Bankster Elite’s propaganda machine is coming into effect as they attempt to delegitimise and downplay the seriousness of the Greek movement to wrestle the levers of power away from the bureaucrats and technocrats that were the cause of the mess and their subservience to the debt based fiat currency system. Of course the European banksters are trying to impress upon anyone who will listen that the Greeks owe lots of money and they should be forced to pay it all back with interest.

The simple truth is that they created the debt out of thin air. They did not lend anything that was real to the Greeks. The money that the corrupt politicians borrowed at the publics expense was as simple to create as the 1 Trillion Euros that the ECB is preparing to magically conjure out of thin air for the next 20 months of “Quantitative Easing”.

There is absolutely no justification for the Greeks to continue paying more than the total GDP in interest on debt that has no real value apart from the interest that is associated to it. The Banksters cannot seriously expect the Greeks to continue with the harsh reality of 25% unemployment in order to pay excessive amounts of interest on debt that was created out of nothing in the first place.

The Bankster Elite are not happy because this is a direct attack on their business model of forcing debt on everyone ensuring that they meet their profit and growth targets. Bankrupting a nation with thousands of years of history and enforcing poverty is the surest way possible to create a revolution of the masses.