Economic Warfare is the preferred way of war. The USA is not Greece, but the lesson to bankers is that it is a profitable way to dominate nation states and secure for the more powerful economies of Northern Europe great profits.
The Economic War against Greece damaged and obviated their Democracy. The German Banking System was able to force Greece to borrow money from them and were able to take from Greece interest on those forced upon them loans, as well as taking from Greece real territory. That real territory is their International Airports.The German Company Fraport controls for at the least the next 60 years the Airports of a Nation that depends on tourism. The acquisition of those airports was achieved when the ECB Banking system refused to write down debts attributed to the Greek nation.
Those debts were incurred prior to the change in elective representation. At the core of the difficulty of the nations targeted for Economic War, is the EURO. The EURO gives Germany in particular a banking and Finance Advantage over Southern European Nations.
These nations are sovereign but need to have again sovereign wealth power. Inflation comes about when a nation must get through sales of resources in order to pay debts in a currency that is not their own. Essentially the institution of the Euro took from the member states any competitive responses so that they could improve life for their citizens. Essentially they are forced into peonage with the demand they pay in what has become a foreign currency. They are artificially forced into austerity programs that diminish every aspect of the citizenry’s lives.
Germany experienced hyper inflation post WWI because they were required to pay the War debt in Francs, not Marks. Post WWII Germany’s debts were written off. Debts to Nazis were easy to write off. Germany’s Bankers in co-operation with the ECB refused to write down Greek Debts.
When the Anarchists of the Occupy movement were discussing remedial action to reduce the negative impact of modern capitalism it was determined that Jubilee was the answer. “Jubilee” means Write Down, or complete Write off of individual debts. In the times of Egypt Debts were written down on a regularly occurring time frame. Every 7 years there were made debt adjustments, write offs or write downs.
After 50 years there occurred complete write offs.
Jesus was in favor of the traditional jubilee and said so in his home town 3 weeks prior to his crucifixion. Bankers have cared more about Creditors than Debtors for a long long time. Only the Government has the power to protect the interest of its citizens and demand systematic write downs of debts when that is all that will allow the system to continue.
“Debts that cannot be Paid will not be paid.” this is a quote from the author of “Killing the Host” and “J is for Junk” by Michael Hudson.
Sanctions are Economic Warfare. Sanctions have been applied to Russia because of their invasion of the Ukraine and the Annexation of Crimea. The Russian response has been the conduct of Hybrid warfare in Western Democratic Europe and in the United States.
Sanctions were also imposed on Russia for the murder by mistreatment of the Russian Attorney Magnisky.
Russia was sold by Washington a Privatization Agenda of a capitalism ideology that pushes the capture of public assets for private individuals and corporations and denies the profits or use of these assets from the citizens of that nation. It is the Washington Consensus and the idea that Privatization was the end all and cure all for Government created the Oligarchy that now benefits from the accrued wealth, property and power of the Russian people.
The Oligarchs who had been able to wrest through tricks the small holdings of the stocks issued in the aftermath of the collapse fo the USSR knew that their holdings were founded on illegitimate procedures. They, as do all those who own and control wealth they know well to have come into their hands because of criminal actions will seek to put their money somewhere where the national power cannot get it back. When the system becomes an Autocratic system dependent on the will of an individual and not the system, other individuals know no security of ownership.
Currency taken out of a nation in fear means that the labor force are essentially abandoned by those with economic and financial power.
The financial system of the US is considered far and above a safer place for the stashing of property. Money from Oligarchs and Magnates has come into the US System from two Nations that are not run with a respect for property rights. Russia and China. The influx of this money has skewed property values, real estate values, in the US.
The skews are seen most dramatically in NYC. Shell Companies and Fronts have grown in power incredibly.
The distance between those who create wealth through their labor and those who ostensibly own all of the profit and benefits of the government laws that are enforceable and are respectful of private property has become as great as any time previous in history.
When I designed Transcendia I designed a work of conceptual art and call it a country, company and work of art. Learning to love is an art. Learning how to create and maintain a prosperous, fair and just society is an art. Engineers do not just build bridges but put together systems. Government is Systems Engineering. When the goal is that all citizens are respected and prosperity is to be shared in a balance with a understanding that a legitimate government is duty bound to defend and educate, the goal is good.
I build on precedents. I was Security for Rochdale College Toronto and saw how corruption and a less than pragmatic attitude towards what a united group had achieved, meant that the Territory as an Art was lost.
I was inspired by the aims of the nation I grew up in. My main hero of the revolution was the scientist and diplomat Ben Franklin. I have studied Generals and know that Great Generals have a Zest for killing the enemy. Certainly Washington was a great general and a fine gentleman in many respects. In the case of Washington he let go of the office of the Presidency. Possessing great power is seductive. Many weaker men would have never let it go.
Putin is one of those who will hold onto great power using every means he has. The US has been at war with Russia since the the Annexation of Crimea. IHS Janes said as long as three years ago that Putin wanted a direct land route through the Ukraine to the Black Sea.
In the past nations bought and sold land between themselves. Even after the Mexican American War where it was US policy to goad weak Mexico into a war that would give the US grand Territory from the Atlantic to the Pacific, International Law forced the US to Pay Mexico for the territory the US gained out of that war. When most of us want something we figure out if we can buy it or not. Those of us that are barbarians work at stealing it.
Even if a barbarian has the money to pay for what they want, they will prefer to steal it.
OK, in our world now on going are Economic Wars Domestic and Foreign. We know that it was the sanctions against the Japanese instituted by the FDR administration that were not resolved in short order, and were strangling the civil and military power of Japan, caused them to execute a sneak attack on Pearl Harbor.
The point is that Sanctions are dangerous.
“The Atom Bomb Changed everything.” Financial actors have acted in the shadow of the Bomb while making sure the people that are their targets for exploitation know that they will lose if they react violently against their enslavement.
Since Putin’s Oligarchs have sought to put their gains out of Putin’s reach Putin has engineered for himself and his the expansion of his reach. Specifically his co option of the US Executive office brings his oligarchs and Trump’s oligarchs closer together.
When Trump was Elected I said, “The good news is no immediate war with Russia. The Bad news is Putin takes over.”
Putin himself is following the money.
Now we know out of Russia came targeted Social Media posters spreading disinformation. We also know it was targeted in concert with information the Trump Campaign officials gave through that Bank Server to the Hybrid War forces of Putin.
We know that 22 State Election Systems were penetrated. Social Media posters, and all manner of Disinformation in the real press could not be known to produce an assured result. It is the Vote Flipping that Mike1Farb describes that was sure to produce an assured result.
From Putin’s viewpoint it is that tactic I am sure produced the desired result. Donald Trump is an agent of Putin’s campaign to take over the Financial System of the US. He and his government have been pushed around lied to and manipulated by US Administrations since Reagan’s Administration. That is a fact. If for nothing but spite that Putin operates as he does, that is still the case. When I look at the Uranium One Deal I see it as an proof of concept, for Putin gained great control of a US Strategic material.
The US and Russia and the Western Nato Nations do not work in concert for the achievement in our world of Universal Human Rights.
Clearly after World War II it was understood there needed to be a World Body that worked to achieve universal human rights and long lasting peace. The UN represents the understanding that there must be a Unitary Power equipped to enforce the rules of war. There is a realistic fear of a World Wide Unitary Power.
We got by and got through the Cold War. A major reason that there did not occur what we saw as nuclear war then was that the US and the USSR did not do a lot of business between each other. Grotius is in his essay correct in saying that you are more likely to go to war with those you do business with.
The Atom Bomb Changed Everything. When but two nations had nuclear weapons there was the threat of nuclear war. Now that there are 8 nations with nuclear weapons whatever happens once they are used is anyone’s guess and I expect it to become Apocalyptic Riot.
We had better get at development and a system of World Wide Unitary power that is capable of preventing this event. Every one of us who is a human being that shares this earth and a consciousness of our humanity has a duty to do those things that mean the eternal life of our being.
I agree with Andre` Lewin about how to create a Unitary power capable of preventing the Apocalyptic Riot. He did support my concepts for United Nations Television. After that we had some disagreements. He was very attached to Elba as the place to put Exiled Leaders who were criminals on a national and international and international scale. I countered that this was a function the nation of airports could well take up. You do want to leave rats a way out. We had seen national leaders as in the case of Assad cause the killings of great numbers of their citizens and others regardless of others. Imagine if there existed a powerful armed Unitary Power that cut a Dictator off and stopped their continued violations of human rights?
Napoleon was exiled to Elba. Idi Amin ended up in apartments in France. Despots who are being run out a nation mostly run to the airport anyway. Formalizing how they pass into history is possible.
The use of Airports is really behind. The phrase for which the Economist John Commons in known is “Cultural Lag”. Seaports are longer lived cities and even towns than towns and cities that are not put at natural harbors. Airports for these crafts that we invented that turned the atmosphere into a greater sea can be literally put into service for us and ours just about anywhere. The world has very very much been able to continue as a civilized world because of aircraft and the ports made for them to fly from and to. It is a bigger deal than we seem to commonly understand.
Antonio Guterres is pushing for Sustainable Development. We have an overpopulation problem that if allowed to grow will end us. Imagine if at every International Airport in the world there were United Nations Offices for Sustainable Development? Those who can reach the furtherest the fastest, win. Yes Sustainable Development systems are vital and knowledge and finance must be made supportive and spread. However it is important that the UN maintain its focus on enforcement of the rules of war and the prevention of an apocalyptic riot that would wipe out our civilization or cause us to become extinct, a memory, if that.
Jet setters go wherever they want. These corporate jets can be used to move cash. I want to give all my citizens jet setter status. I see a world wherein labor has as much mobility as the rich and their money. There are Front banks and Front businesses. In a world of Unitary Power the fear is that the rich won’t be able any longer to hide money from the tax collectors of cooperating or competing nations.
We know from evidence many of the rich and corrupt object to ever having applied to them the same laws and rules as are applied to the working classes. What makes our world better about this unfair situation? We have a right to fight for a fair world.
Damn, I have been trying to get to the aspects of what sort of Domestic Economic War we face in the US. We know that Puerto Rico is forced into debt and more debt and is under attack by Finance that sold them debt that it knew they were not at all capable of rationally servicing. Again the tactic of simply refusing to write down these debts to payable levels and leaving the Territory with the ability to service the debts ends in austerity programs, restricted education and tenuous health.
This is known to be profitable to Finance.
Finance is aiming at replicating this tactic in its treatment of the States. Every Governor needs to sit up and take notice.
Just as Warren Mosler advised Italy that it was vital to their own national interests to issue their own sovereign wealth currency it it being forced upon the States by the ideologues running Congress that they Issue their own Treasury Notes.
People like I came to become more fully socialized and found balance in our lives in organizations like the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts. I don’t know what I would have become had I not had the opportunity to become a Boy Scout. I was good at being a Boy Scout. I found respect. I was not respected by many of my peers in my school.
If I didn’t fight back the attacks wouldn’t stop. “Can’t be clever be crude.”
There appear to be a large group of unsocialized young men in the US who due to our national belief in easy access to guns, commit mass murder.
Boy Scouts have not been so much, as they used to be. Selling guns to young unsocialized youth when they are living in a primarily urban environment with few to no places to just shoot them at targets or trees is not a good idea.
In North Carolina I watched as a Bond, (a Loan) was put into the General fund in large part to pay for the operations of the NC National Guard. I do not see the State needing a military force that takes time out for disaster response as something we ought be borrowing money to support.
We do need a State Civil Defense and Disaster Response Force.
We do need to issue another currency so that we achieve an Economic Defenses System. I see us drafting the youth of the State starting at 16 for our Civil Defense and Disaster Response Force. I see these youth being paid in State Treasury Notes to use for their Education by the Community Colleges and University System. I see those State Treasury Notes as also used to pay current or future taxes as well.
I’ve gotten it down here. I believe this concept offered does two things at the minimum. One it helps create some loyalty to the state one lives in and two it helps socialize the young.
That is what I meant to do when I started to write my letter this afternoon.
There are people, economists today who have given me the ideas I am attempting to utilize. Warren Mosler, Randall Wray, Michael Hudson, Stephanie Kelton, are in the most part the economists to whom I have turned. There are others, Bill Black comes to mind. I do not know of a single politician willing to tell the American People that it is only their political ideology that lead many many citizens to suffer from want, serious want of food for their children, ignorance, and bad health.
Every day money is created and spend on the US Military. Sure that is necessary, but things are being done opposite to their correct order if not out of order completely.
Things that are based on lies do not start well or end well. We are expected to be ignorant. We are expected to be bamboozled. I never took one course in elementary or high school on Economics. Only because I finally had to finish writing the Transcendia Passport to complete my model did I invent a currency and then I had to see if it was a good and useful currency.
So the things I have written are the results of what I think are 6 years of study.