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Bits and Pieces – 20170314, Tuesday

Commentary: Last post I presented the idea that the left actively seeks a totalitarian state. Here’s an article that suggests that we may already be there: Welcome to Totalitarian America, President Trump! This idea might marry the narrative of the Deep State with a number of other narratives: the militarization of police forces; the large scale military exercises conducted in American cities in the last few years; the complete control over personal communications by the various branches of the intelligence community (NSA, CIA); the subjugation of the economic interests of the American people to those of Wall Street; and so on.

I had concluded years ago that democracy by its nature, is a phase in a cycle: democracy -> socialism -> totalitarianism ->  revolution -> democracy. The reason is that democracy allows politicians to promise and provide socialist entitlements in return for being elected and retaining self-rewarding (corruption in the extreme) power. As socialist programs pile up creating a socialist democracy, the cost of the socialist programs eventually reaches the point (we are there now – Ontario’s medical system; massive deficits and debt) where they must collapse with widespread civil unrest. This leads to repressive control of the population and suspension of constitutional and civil rights, and the democratic process. At this point the state has become totalitarian leading to the eventual emergence of resistance which for survival becomes increasingly militant and violent. Eventually revolution results. At this point democracy may seem the best option for the future  (we’ll do it right this time).

As a final note, I have an extensive commentary on money that emerged as I wrote this. It would be worth your while to rea and understand some of the issues around an asset that you think you have control over but don’t.

Bits and Pieces – 20170128, Saturday

Commentary: Forget the left. Their view of Trump is so warped and limited that it is useful for nothing. If you want some real insight into Trump, listen to this 5 minute interview with Newt Gingrich: Newt Gingrich: Trumpism explained,

Civil Unrest: In Bits and Pieces – 20170117, Tuesday I wrote “The really interesting thought I found is that the next civil war has already begun.” Adding further support to this notion on a tip from a friend  is: America’s Second Civil War.

Trump: Trump appears to be setting up a weekly address to the people. Here is the first: President Trump’s First Address To The Nation. Note that he said that he met with the leaders of some of the country’s top manufacturing companies and labour unions. No mention of the world’s top leaders. He is consistent with his priorities.

Bits and Pieces: Here’s an opinion piece analyzing Obama’s term in office: Obama Bequeaths a More Dangerous World. It is partially sympathetic while identifying the forces working around him and against him.

Apparently legislation exists that would undo many of Obama’s executive orders. This is an interesting read: CRA: The “Regulatory Game Changer” That Could Wipe Out 8 Years Of Obama Regs In An Hour.

The leading university in snowflake protection has more to offer: Ohio State Offers Class On How To Detect Microaggressions And Be “Self-Aware Of White Privilege”. Can you imagine what the next generation will be like?

My wife and I were discussing the irony how shopping malls on the outskirts of small town North America hollowed out the downtown cores of the towns. As we walked around our neighbourhood mall today and noted new store closures (month end is approaching and likely the end of leases) adding to a number that have closed months ago. On-line retailing is hollowing out the cores of malls. The big store brands like Sears Holding, Macy’s, J.C. Penny and others are in deep trouble. Several are already in chapter 11 and history. The question to ponder is will Amazon take over the retail world? And while you’re thinking about it, consider this: Amazon Enters Trillion Dollar Ocean Freight Business: How Many Jobs Will Vanish?

Without comment because I can’t think of anything civil: Trudeau, Sturgeon Respond To Refugee Ban: “Welcome To Those Fleeing Persecution, Terror And War”.

Bits and Pieces – 20170117, Tuesday

Commentary: From one of my favourite writers, an interesting piece on what the reactionary forces might do leading up to and into the inauguration: The Cheeto Cometh. The really interesting thought I found is that the next civil war has already begun.

We tend to think of major events as having clear start and stop points such as Pearl Harbor marking the start of WWII for the US. In actual fact, the US at that time had already enacted an oil embargo on Japan which might be said to have required Pearl Harbor as a defensive measure by Japan to the embargo which in turn may be understood as an act of war by the US.

Having said this, I just read a piece by George Friedman and Jacob Shapiro in which they state that their horizon for geopolitical analysis is independent of calendars and as such, specific events: Europe: The Process of Change Continues.

We are linear deterministic thinkers in a world where all action is individually determined and collectively emergent. So there is a continuum in any conflict among the protagonists in which specific points are purely arbitrary. We create such points to enable our (linear) thinking and discourse but in so choosing them, we lose the perspective of the true nature of the conflict. It also ensures our responses will not be optimal and may be very bad.

The conflict among the various political constituencies (I’m not talking Republican/Democrat) has become so polarized that an argument may be made that a civil war is in progress, has been for several generations, but has not yet entered a hot or kinetic phase. This is something to be feared.

I have been including links to speculation on a Trump assassination. It could, however be larger as: Putin Warns Of “Maidan-Style” Attempt To Delegitimize Trump; Doesn’t Believe Trump Used Hookers In Moscow. For those of you not recognizing the reference, “Maidan” refers to the events in the 2014 Ukrainian revolution during which it is alleged that right-wing extremist groups, supported by the State Department and the CIA, violently overthrew the elected government in a coup – classic CIA playbook activity.

Civil War Has Begun in the Heartland Of Islam Part One: The Shia/Sunni Feud.

We consider this essay by Paul Merkley, reprinted by permission of Paul and from The Bayview Review, to be a particularly important one. Should this centuries-old battle end in either a victory for one side or some kind of union, then the full force of Islam can be unleashed against the infidels. That is you. See the links at the end for direct access to the rest of Paul’s work.

The Irrelevance of the “Pursuit of Happiness” in Islamic Politics.
So far, the interminable Arab Spring has accomplished nothing towards making the lives of ordinary people more secure against tyranny, more prosperous or more stable – in a word “happier.” Indeed, it should be clear to all by now that “happiness” as we understand it is not on the program.

It will sound like high treason against everything that the politically correct allow us to say out loud, but the fact is that the last time when public life was stable enough in the Middle East to provide the minimum conditions for the achievement of “happiness” in private life was when the entire region was ruled by European Empires or by Mandates, held under the League of Nations. It has all been downhill since the imperial masters yielded independence to the many “nations” that now figure on our maps of the Middle East – a process that began in the early 1940s.

Flash Point: Civil War Breaks Out in Europe!

Have we joined the yellow press to gain readership? No but maybe we got your attention. However, we do see the potential for civil war within the EU. Consider a few things.

Last November we posted an article: The Future of Europe. It was a commentary on the proposal of for the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) which as we noted was:

In short, an unelected and nonrepresentational body, which with its officials would be completely above any law, would have an unlimited claim on the finances of a member country.

We also captured a some remarks of Angel Merkel’s:

  1. Nobody should take for granted another 50 years of peace and prosperity in Europe … that’s why I say: If the euro fails, Europe fails.
  2. We have a historical obligation: To protect by all means Europe’s unification process begun by our forefathers after centuries of hatred and blood spill. None of us can foresee what the consequences would be if we were to fail.

At the time we wondered if this was a veiled threat to use force on member countries to keep them in the union and subjugated to the dictates of an increasingly powerful and comprehensive European Union. For recent coverage listen to the KWN interview of Sept. 25 with Nigel Farage.

There is increasingly a move towards centralized fiscal control of EU members by an entire process of undemocratic advances in EU power. The enslavement mechanism is to force EU members to require and request EU bailout support at the cost of national fiscal independence. The nature of the bailout process is that it does not remove the debt burden of countries but perpetuates it at the cost of national and democratic control.

Greece and Spain in particular are in such desperate economic straits that they may face internal revolution. That is the point that we expect to see a pan-European paramilitary force intervene. What happens if the military seizes control in Greece as they have an historical tendency to do? Will they be pro or anti-EU and if the latter, will war ensue?

We think there is the possibility as the centralized control of nations progresses that there will be popular revolts leading to civil war. Will we see A second Spanish Civil War? How will NATO and particularly the North American members respond? AS we said, a possibility

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