The Rumors of the Empire's Demise May Be Greatly Exaggerated

All the talk about how China in partnership with Russia is leading the way to a new world order where the U.S. Empire fades to black could be a bit premature. One thing to remember is China has over 1.3 billion people (that's like, a billion more than we have) to take care of, i.e., feed, and now, satisfy under a continual growth capitalist system.

"China faces a threat to its agriculture that could do far more damage to her political stability and economy than the escalating USA tariff war. In recent months cases of deadly African Swine Fever (ASF) among the pig population of the world’s largest pig producer have forced drastic killing off of the pig population since cases were first detected last August. On top of that, more recently, Chinese grain producers have been hit by what can only be called a plague of a dangerous pest called “Fall Armyworms”, that devastates corn, rice and other grain crops. The combination hitting China as its leaders are in the midst of an escalating major trade war with the United States, could affect the world geopolitical map in ways few can imagine.

https://journal-neo.org/2019/05/20/a-china-food-crisis-more-danger-than-...

Amid the economic and subversive warfare being waged by the United States against the world, including and especially China, we can't forget that the people at the top, always, are capable of anything. Anything. Always.

https://fas.org/biosecurity/education/dualuse-agriculture/1.-agroterrori...

They think it's worth it, remember?

Look at this and think about those who are praising her for saying "she never should have said that". One thing she's never done is deny what Leslie Albright stated, that U.S. sanctions led to the deaths of over 500,000 kids. Fuck them, and they're democrats.

A new report from F. William Engdahl (he reported the food crisis above), an geopolitical/economic analyst with expertise in Chinese affairs, spells not only a major economic problem for China, but Germany and globally. He asks, "Will China Autos Trigger the Next Economic Downturn?" The relatively new found capitalist nirvana many have experienced in China seems to have hit some major growing pains.

"The current consumer boom was triggered after the 2008 global financial crisis, when the Beijing government made what many saw as a near-panic infusion of cheap money into the economy in a bid to keep employment and incomes rising. As regulators began to try to bring the problem under better control, millions of middle-income Chinese families have suddenly found the economic paradise that seemed to exist the past two decades suddenly was becoming a debtor prison, as property values ceased double-digit rising. One difficulty is getting accurate government economic data. Contrary to the official 6+% GDP growth that seems unshakeable, some Chinese economists have suggested it could well be around 1% or even negative."

https://journal-neo.org/2019/06/16/will-china-autos-trigger-next-economi...

The implications are global and apparently taking some by surprise.

"In May German Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said that “sweeping cost reductions” are ahead to prepare for what he is calling “unprecedented” industry disruption. German auto parts suppliers such as Bosch and thousands of small-to-midsize supplier companies speak of their worst crisis since the oil shocks of the 1970s. Over the first six months of 2019 carmakers worldwide from Germany to Italy to USA and China have cut some 38,000 jobs in response to the global downturn. Bank of America Merrill Lynch auto analyst John Murphy stated, “The industry is right now staring down the barrel of what we think is going to be a significant downturn. The pace of decline in China is a real surprise.”

Engdahl warns at the end - The globalization of industrial production since 2000 that has made China workshop of the world now begins to show tectonic cracks in the globalist foundation.

If I were a western global imperialist, particularly those controlling the United States government, intent on ruling the world, I would be rather optimistic. World War III continues. Hey, I'm just saying. These are people who don't care how many they kill as long as it's worth it, they've proven that over and over. To think they won't do the unthinkable is wishful thinking at best. The only hope is a massive global anti-imperialism movement combined with a demand for global democracy. Unfortunately, that's probably too much to hope for.

Sometimes I think it's a sin when I feel like I'm winning when I'm losing again.

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I expect, after all this blowharding against China, that we'll soon sign some kind of deal with them because we've always been friends with them. It's all a con.

The national politics is a struggle between two similar groups of fascist "elites" (i.e. "gangsters) and international politics is a struggle between many groups of gangsters who've scrambled to the top of their local heaps.

Bluster is their negotiating tool.

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@Shahryar

The national politics is a struggle between two similar groups of fascist "elites" (i.e. "gangsters) and international politics is a struggle between many groups of gangsters who've scrambled to the top of their local heaps.

Bluster is their negotiating tool.

Net change from the days of Henry VIII: nil.

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"I say enough! If Israel wants to be the only superpower in the Middle East then they can put their own asses on the line and do it themselves. I want to continue to eat."
-- snoopydawg

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@Shahryar The more things change, the more they stay the same. It is and always has been the same people at the top who really run things. Governments are just their vehicles to do so.

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"I don't want to run the empire, I want to bring it down!" ~Dr. Cornel West

"There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare." Sun Tzu

"Propaganda is one hell of a drug." Abby Martin

"Politicians are cowards." Mike Gravel

@gulfgal98

as their "muscle."

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These are people who don't care how many they kill as long as it's worth it, they've proven that over and over.

I can never wrap my mind around how those in power have no problem wiping out millions of people just to make money. And not just the people that we kill during our attacks, but others that are conveniently in a place where we can kill them so that we can achieve something. Take the plane that was full of scientists who were working on AIDS treatment and going to a convention. Their plane was rerouted over Ukraine so that it could be shot out of the sky so Russia could be blamed for it. I've been thinking about that lately and wondering what it accomplished?

Those people who got upset because he asked her if she still thinks murdering 500,000 Iraqi children was worth it just pisses me off. This is why there is no anti war movement anymore. The people there put sucking up to Madeline before the concern of innocent civilians that are just in the wrong place during our war crimes.

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This is how I imagine the inside of her soul looks like.

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America is a pathetic nation; a fascist state fueled by the greed, malice, and stupidity of her own people.
- strife delivery

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@snoopydawg

This is how I imagine the inside of her soul looks like.

She has no soul at all.

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"I don't want to run the empire, I want to bring it down!" ~Dr. Cornel West

"There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare." Sun Tzu

"Propaganda is one hell of a drug." Abby Martin

"Politicians are cowards." Mike Gravel

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for those he surrounded himself in his cabinet or advisors it is as valid as for himself.

How about this:

or this:

tired of it ...

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Study the graphics below. What do they tell us? I wonder how much of America has an inkling of this reality. Whether they know or not, it is already changing the power balance of our world. Fortunately, none in this huge land mass are interested in fighting wars. However, they are interested in their own sovereignty and their fair share of trade across the world.

The leaders of China, India, and Russia are at this moment in the 19th Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

The eight member nations represent over one-half of the world’s population and approximately 80% of Eurasia’s landmass. It is the primary security pillar of that enormous region.

This was sent to me from a highly knowledgeable friend and a long-time patriot of America...

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Marilyn

"Make dirt, not war." eyo

@mhagle thanks a lot, I looked up their site and watched the photo essay from their 2016 trip:
http://ourjourneytosmile.com/blog/2016/07/for-russians-with-love/

Julia, a university student of foreign languages,
said that both “the young and the old are ready to
make peace in the whole world…”
but “there’s a lot of brainwashing in mass media….”

If you met Julia and Irene and other Russian youth that Crimean morning,
your mind would go through a sort of ‘healing’,
and you would think like I did, “What nonsense that
some politicians demonize Russians as ‘barbarians’!”

Public opinion and consciousness,
especially among millennials,
is awakening to ask, “Who do the politicians think they are kidding?”
The age of unaccountable kings and their cronies is passing away.

The media moguls will tremble
if we built massive, worldwide, borderfree friendships.
That’s how ready we are,
when we come together.

borderfree friendships
right on
MIR

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finally I got what Marxism is and the whole shebang of Socialism:
[video:https://youtu.be/eU-AkeOyiOQ
I am still listening to the video. It is very long, but to me it has explained a lot of things I was not aware of. Among other from where the German word "Mehrwertsteuer" comes from ...

I have my fun to listen to Richard Wolff. Smile If you have time listen to the end, do it.

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We went from an industrial economy to a junk food economy, and we exported it to the rest of the world. Now they will out innovate us in inventing exotic meaningless financial instruments and keeping the home folks engaged in futile conflicts. Heck, look what it did for our own 1%.

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with China is a dispute over terms of debt between two bleeding men chained together, treading water in the ocean circled by sharks.

China holds a trillion in US Treasuries bought to refloat the Fed when Wall Street hit the rocks in 2008. The Americans want China to roll over these 10 year T-bills at a negative real interest rate rather than cash out. China, meanwhile, has its own enormous debt balloon to finance. Kudlow intends to privatize Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac and they need these funds to keep the bonds and collateralized real estate markets from blowing up, again.

The Trump White House is willing to kill millions in Iran and Venezuelan, which supply 25% of China's oil imports, to apply bargaining pressure.

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You're on a different border Big Al, mine is more southly but not as bigly.
Hard choices: Hillary Clinton admits role in Honduran coup aftermath
Seems to me we are still aftermathing pretty pretty hard down around San Diego and other areas that peacefully co-existed before "Homeland Security" took over. fuck those fascist nazis, the United States puppet politicians and their wealthy lobbyist masters, what absolute monsters they are. GOTV
I pasta'd the al jazeera links, in case anyone else wants to relive Her heinous murderous actions. D-Values

The chapter on Latin America, particularly the section on Honduras, a major source of the child migrants currently pouring into the United States, has gone largely unnoticed. In letters to Clinton and her successor, John Kerry, more than 100 members of Congress have repeatedly warned about the deteriorating security situation in Honduras, especially since the 2009 military coup that ousted the country’s democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya. As Honduran scholar Dana Frank points out in Foreign Affairs, the U.S.-backed post-coup government “rewarded coup loyalists with top ministries,” opening the door for further “violence and anarchy.”

henry kissinger
eternal evil

PEACE

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