Into your own flesh

For German politicians, alleged damage to Putin is more important than the well-being of their own people — this miscalculation will take revenge.

by Peter Vonnahme Tuesday, July 13, 2022

Germany is running in the wrong direction. It’s no use increasing the speed and determination with which this happens. Our government is practicing the complete opposite of a win-win strategy in the Ukraine crisis. The losers are the German citizens who, in order to “annoy Putin”, will have to contend with the increased cost of living. The losers are probably the Ukrainians, whose war is dragging on with German help. The environment is also a loser, when even green politicians, in their stubbornness, still prefer coal and fracking gas to energy from the „evil empire“. At best, the winner is Russia itself, which has been swimming in money since it has been selling its gas to anyone other than the capricious Europeans. Although the victims of the war in Ukraine are regrettable, Putin is certainly not a moral luminary – but the Ukrainian leadership does not deserve the loyalty of the Germans to the Nibelungen. We must now reverse gear in the impasse and finally head for a negotiated solution that is suitable for reality.

It’s obvious our government has lost the compass. She is looking for a way, but does not know where she actually wants to go. Despite unresolved concerns, Germany is supplying Ukraine with heavy weapons and is also a pioneer in sanctions, which are the most damaging to its own country. The people rightly expect their government to explain their policies. Unfortunately, the disorientation applies even more to the opposition.

Arms shipments and misery

You don’t have to be a military expert to know that the delivery of heavy military equipment will not end the war in Ukraine. These weapons will not lead Ukraine to victory either. That’s what the military says, basing their analysis not on political pipe dreams but on experience. It is therefore to be expected that the war will continue – with more bloodshed, more destruction and more people being forced to flee. The misery will only increase.

Embargo and desperation proposals

The much-heralded energy embargo against Russia is proving to be a shot in the foot. Russia is now making more money from fewer oil exports than ever before. These days show how short-sighted the embargo was from the start. Originally, the intention was to force Russia to end the war with no money payments. Today, people are very happy when Russia returns to larger delivery volumes after completing maintenance work on the pipeline.

Vladimir Putin obviously has the upper hand — at least for now. You should have known that. Because experience teaches that it doesn’t work when the tail wants to wag the dog.

In addition, it is becoming apparent that the lack of Russian gas cannot be replaced by our own regenerative energies. The fact that the use of wind and sun has been obstructed for years by lobbyists from the nuclear, oil and gas industries and their political puppets is taking its toll. The precarious situation of 2022 is due to the short-sightedness of those who today complain most loudly about the expected supply difficulties.

To remedy the situation, long-term campaigners Friedrich Merz, Markus Söder and Christian Lindner are demanding the continued operation of the three nuclear power plants that are still connected to the grid. Feasibility issues aside, that would be a bad throwback to the 2000s. At that time, the planned phase-out of nuclear energy was decided in a social effort, which brought peace and confidence to the country, which had been agitated after Chernobyl and Fukushima.

Since the backward-looking politicians obviously did not themselves believe in the success of their nuclear flash of genius, they propagated the next desperate step: if less gas comes from Russia, more electricity must be generated by burning coal. These people don’t care that the Bundestag and Bundesrat passed a law in 2020 to phase out coal-fired power generation. Every high school student knows today that this about-face is a serious setback for climate protection.

But that is not the end of the climate policy atrocities. In order to avoid the evil Russian gas, Economics Minister Robert Habeck wants to buy the more expensive and environmentally harmful fracking gas (LNG gas) in Qatar and the USA. Climate protection is finally degenerating into an empty phrase. The Americans are rubbing their hands because they have reached their economic goal — thanks to the war in Ukraine! — have finally achieved.

Unfortunately, there are no LNG terminals in Germany so far. It doesn’t matter, then they have to be built in a hasty fashion. However, construction takes between one and four years, depending on how seriously you take the environmental assessment. The terminals are expected to be operational when they are no longer needed. Other voices have recently even demanded that the ban on fracking in Germany for reasons of environmental and drinking water protection should be lifted immediately. In a way, this is the Volkssturm in a lost energy war.

famines

But the embargo measures have effects far beyond Germany. They lead to major bottlenecks in the supply of energy, food and fertilizer. There are already signs of massive famines in Africa. The world may then remember that Putin is responsible for the war. But she will certainly not forget that the West bears responsibility for the consequences of the war: for the sanctions, for the resulting supply shortfalls, for the unaffordable prices and for the lack of supplies for millions of innocent people. The starving people of Africa and other parts of the world will have little understanding that their misery is due to a war in a distant country whose name they may not have known until now.

We Europeans — and the Americans! — wanted to punish Russia, we ignored the consequences for the rest of the world. We can afford it because we are—always—the good and the just.

Thinking about Ukraine

Sometimes you realize that what was meant well does more harm than good. This applies, for example, to sanctions that do not primarily hit the „opponent“ but rather drive their own economy to the wall. We cannot help but think again about what we are willing to give to Ukraine.

Our commitment to Ukraine is fundamentally correct. However, the justifications for this are wrong. That this country has been unlawfully and brutally invaded is true and sad, but it is — unfortunately — not unique. In the last 30 years, this has happened to many countries, such as Serbia, Iraq and Libya. In none of these cases did we come to the aid of the victim or even supply him with weapons. On the contrary, Germany has sometimes even supported the illegal aggressor militarily or logistically in misunderstood loyalty to the alliance. So Ukraine cannot expect or even demand that Germany — to a certain extent a matter of course — take its side.

Furthermore, it makes a big difference whether an attacked party is an ally or an „other“ country. In the former case we are contractually obliged to provide assistance — for example in the event of an attack on Poland, Lithuania, Hungary or Turkey — but not in the latter case.

Incidentally, for many reasons it makes more sense to provide assistance to a neighboring country that has close cultural ties to us, such as Austria or Switzerland, than to a country that is geographically distant and with which we have less historical ties, such as Moldova, Georgia or the Ukraine. For such states we have no political, legal or moral obligation to engage in military or economic suicide.

In concrete terms, there is no question that all our sympathy is with the Ukrainian people who have been victims of violence. I’m passionate about ensuring that the refugees get whatever help they can — just like those who fled from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq did in the past.

However, as far as the state of Ukraine is concerned, one has to differentiate. First of all, this country cannot claim special rights simply because it was attacked by the system opponent of the so-called “Western community of values”, Russia. That alone does not make Ukraine a “better” state that is particularly worthy of protection.

Even though the victim is closer to you than the perpetrator, you still have to consider how to help.

It is important whether the attacked state is a democratic state based on the rule of law, how great the influence of corrupt oligarchs is on government policy, how the state deals with minorities, whether it adheres to intergovernmental agreements, but above all whether it is responsible for the specific conflict is jointly responsible. Well-known political scientists believe that the war in Ukraine could have been prevented if Ukraine had guaranteed its neutrality and taken Russia’s interests more into account.

Anyone who wants to help Ukraine must not neglect the vital interests of their own people. That would be the case if German politicians were to unconditionally side with the warring party Ukraine, accepting serious social and economic damage – in the extreme case their own demise. You have to keep in mind that supplying an attacked state with more and more and heavier weapons can turn into the opposite. Helping to defend oneself can become an aid to aggression.

My impression is that this undefined limit is currently being tested at high risk. The media-driven Ukraine hype harbors the danger that a limited war will turn into a conflagration. This also increases the risk of nuclear war. With all understanding for the attacked country, the primary goal must be not to endanger world peace, to end the bloodshed as quickly as possible and to prepare the ground for a negotiated peace.

The mantra-like assertion made by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Ambassador Andriy Melnyk that Ukraine is fighting for our freedom is false and serves to create atmosphere. Ukraine is fighting for its interests, not ours. No serious politician, military observer or political scientist seriously believes that Putin will attack Germany or any other NATO country once the war in Ukraine has been won. The price for this would be self-destruction, and not even Vladimir Putin wants that.

And Russia?

At some point the war in Ukraine will be over. Then you will find that Russia, the world’s largest country by area, with its vast reserves of natural resources and with its enormous military power, is still here – with or without Putin. And this Russia will still be our neighbor, whether we like it or not. We will have to live with Russia for better or for worse.

At some point, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock will have to admit that her rationale for sanctions (“This will ruin Russia”) was the silly nonsense of an overzealous Atlanticist. Who would benefit if Russia were destroyed? Certainly not the Russian people, not us Europeans either, perhaps the military power USA fighting for world dominance.

There is something even more ominous: All of us, in East and West, have-nots and wealthy, democracies and autocracies, will recognize after the end of the war that the climate crisis has worsened as a result of the war. Hunger in the world, the spread of deserts, the race for raw materials, pollution of the seas, cyber war, the arms race, nuclear weapons, the pandemic, all of this will still be there after the war is over.

However, during the war the screw towards the downfall of human civilization will have continued to turn inexorably. None of the problems mentioned can be solved by a world power, not even by NATO, least of all by atomic bombs. We will have to understand that the competition that has flared up between the G7 states and the BRICS states is based on antiquated models of thought. If hope is to live on, the world needs a concerted effort, cross-bloc, radical and immediate. Because one thing is certain: You can’t negotiate with the laws of nature, but you can with Russia.

This requires a sustainable bridge to Russia. The notion that this country could be permanently sidelined is unrealistic and unhistorical. Russia has repeatedly demonstrated its exceptional resilience. When Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced on the fringes of the G7 meeting that relations with Russia would never go back to the days before the attack, he was wrong. The best counter-example is his own country. The unspeakable German crimes before and during the Second World War outweigh the Russian crimes under Putin. Nevertheless, a few years after the end of the war, the world shook hands with the Germans again, not least the sorrowful Soviet Union – with at least 24 million war dead.

As a reminder: Germany became a member of the EC in 1952, NATO in 1955 and the UN in 1973. A few years later, Germany was the export world champion, reconciled with the other countries of the world. What younger people often don’t know: in 1955 the last German prisoners of war returned from Russia, in 1990 Russia agreed to German reunification and also agreed that NATO troops could also be on the territory of the former GDR, in 1994 the last Russian soldiers left Germany away. This multiple Soviet/Russian accommodation was not rewarded. On the contrary, in recent years a pronounced Russophobia has been bred by Cold Warriors.

However, it is important to realize that time can heal wounds. Why should something similar not be possible after the Ukraine war?

Negotiating does not mean surrendering

Politics must think ahead. That is why efforts by Western politicians, including German politicians, to inflict the greatest possible damage on Russia are not a sign of statesmanship. You are blind to the future. It’s time to finally face the existential problems of this world. Specifically, this means, for example:

  • Not only can we say that talking is better than shooting, we have to believe in it ourselves.
  • We must rid ourselves of the misconception that opening negotiations is justifying crimes or even surrendering to the aggressor.
  • We have to make it credible that the West has no interest in continuing the war.
  • We need to talk more about the Earth’s climate and renewable energy than about sophisticated ways of weakening a competitor.
  • We must assure the representatives of Ukraine that they alone can decide whether or not to accept the outcome of the negotiations.
  • But we also have to make it clear that the supporters are the ones who can decide whether and how help will be given in the future.
  • We must demand a sense of reality from all negotiating partners. That would require the Ukrainian side to realize that the return of Crimea and the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts cannot be a condition for the start of negotiations, especially since the current military situation does not support this requirement. In the most favorable case, for example if Russian security interests are adequately protected, returns could be the result of negotiations. That would require the Russian side to realize that an immediate ceasefire is necessary. Furthermore, Russia would have to show understanding that for climatological reasons the further purchase of fossil Russian energies can only be considered to a very limited extent,
  • We must make it absolutely clear to all negotiating partners that a common future is only possible on the basis of the rules of international law.

In short: Russia must be able to trust that the goal of Western policy is not weakening, but rather cooperation with Russia. And Ukraine needs to know that it will be helped to rebuild the devastated country.

It all sounds easier than it is.

But if we are not able to hold such talks, it could be that in the end not only Ukraine is lost, but our homeland, planet Earth.

Peter Vonnahme was a judge at the Bavarian Administrative Court in Munich from 1982 to 2007 and a member of the German section of the International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms (IALANA). From 1995 to 2001 he was on the national board of the New Judges‘ Association. He has been a journalist with a focus on the rule of law and politics since 2007.

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Coup of the global fascists (2)

by Karlheinz W. Gernolz July 13, 2022

Drivers of the New World Order

A gigantic power cartel is preparing to dismantle the world under the keyword „The Great Reset“ and to create a „New World Order“ from the rubble of the old order. The „Global Deep State“ is the driver of the „New World Order“. It is made up of Big Money, i.e. the rich and super-rich, oligarchs and plutocrats, as well as capital collectors such as BlackRock & Co., Big Corporations, including Big Data and Big Pharma, the military-industrial-security complex, the secret services, externally and internal secret armies, the PR/propaganda agencies and media conglomerates as well as „Deep & Corrupt Governments“. Not to forget the US-controlled institutions such as the FED, IMF, World Bank, the transatlantic networks and think tanks, the World Economic Forum with its coordinator Klaus Schwab and on board, the European „tributary vassals“. The global players are pursuing several goals:

  • the world about the “Great Reset” in
  • to transfer the „Fourth Industrial Revolution“ to a totally digitized world,
  • to reduce and finally enslave the world population,
  • to realize a newly-formatted („bogus green“) stakeholder capitalism, about it
  • abolish democracy using massive repression and finally
  • to realize the rule of transhumanist technocrats in a totalitarian world central state on the basis of a power architecture of „global governance“.

In addition to its long-term orientation, Mike Lofgren has identified the key characteristics of the (American) „Deep State“ as:

  • he operates according to his „own compass“, regardless of who formally holds power,
  • he is neither selectable nor deselected and
  • Parts of him are visible, others are invisible, or his actions take place behind closed doors.

Before the Corona crisis, it was still possible to succumb to the illusion of being able to distinguish between the „deep state“ and official government policy. At the beginning of the Corona crisis, the „deep state“ as an active actor now took over dominance on a world scale as the „global deep state“. and included governments worldwide as apparent sub-actors. Within the “Global Deep State”, politics mutated into a transnational form of crime.

Psyop — Psychological operation

Corona is a gigantic fake operation, an exit, transition and disruption scenario, because the „globalists“ recognized that they would drive the planet into the wall with their old model of capitalism. In Germany, the Corona Committee Foundation is on the trail of this operation and, after hearing well over 100 experts, identified the Corona operation as a hoax. Numerous lawsuits worth billions are pending in the USA and Canada. At the 60th committee meeting, Dr. David Martin that 120 corona-related patents, which assume a „new“ corona virus, were already registered between 2002 and 2019.

In fact, the Corona “pandemic” is a transnational, psyop-mind-control-counterinsurgency operation against the peoples — an act of training humans unprecedented in human history.

Numerous „panic papers“ that have come to light are proof of this. The „globalists“ also want to completely block any return to the „old normal“. After the “results” of the intended economic and social destruction that have been achieved so far, this is no longer possible anyway. They abuse the infection regime as a new means of domination to wage war against the peoples. And they will feed and fatten their infection regime with corrupt politicians, scientists, PR agencies, dominant media and propaganda mercenaries for as long as they need to implement their totalitarian New World Order.

It is striking that the same or almost the same actors who built up Russia as the new enemy of the West are now overrunning the public with their propaganda regarding the Corona crisis. That is why the dominant media are combatants of the „Global Deep State“ and a war that is taking place on two levels:

  1. the geopolitical level, including the preparation of the „big war“ against Russia and China, including proxy wars, the production of chaos, failed states, „colourful revolutions“ etc. and
  2. as an asymmetric war against the civil societies of the world with the goal of disruption. That means it is about an undeclared war of the “Global Deep State” against civil society. The Corona crisis only serves as a blueprint for future operations.

The Corona crisis continues the systematic production of fear as a means of domination. It complements and completes the terror against civil society, seamlessly following 9/11, the „never-ending war on terror“ and the false flag terrorist attacks in Europe. This makes the Corona number a largely successful military „shock and awe“ and „information warfare operation“.

Neoliberal counterrevolution

The final “coup from above” — the deathblow of Western democracies in the form of the Corona crisis — was preceded by a 40-year creeping neoliberal counterrevolution in politics, media, culture and education, which paved the way for the Corona dictatorship.

The privatization of state assets is the main driving force of the neoliberal counter-revolutionaries in big business, governments and (corrupt) party apparatuses. Although this „transfer of assets“ happened in a legalized form, it was and still is organized campaigns of robbery and plunder, some of which were pursued with great criminal energy. The privatizations are – at least in Germany – largely completed. Most of the state wealth was thrown into the mouths of the internationally operating financial industry, and the flow of public funds was channeled into the private sector via public-private partnership models. But the process of capital concentration and privatization ran/runs across the EU and worldwide. The establishment of corporate Europe is probably the most important function of the European Union and its bureaucracy. The destruction of the idea of ​​solidarity and the common good and the transformation of the state into an administrative authority for corporate interests are the ideological core of neoliberalism. The EU offers an excellent example of this.

The neoliberal counterrevolution also created the basic ideological prerequisites for the current health dictatorship within the framework of the Corona regime. But also the effects of this counterrevolution on the consciousness of the individual are of paramount importance in order to understand the collective behavior of today’s mass society.

In this respect, the counter-revolution was above all a cultural revolution that included all forms of egoism, stinginess (“stinginess is cool”), meanness, taking advantage, excessive competition and consumerism, right through to political dumbing down and extensive depoliticization.

Four phases can be distinguished in the development of European capitalism after the Second World War:

  1. The first phase of „Rhenish capitalism“ was a time of a certain balance between labor and capital. In this phase, the workforce had participated in the advance in productivity, was well organized in unions, thus achieved higher wages with rising living standards, and the party-based parliamentary democracy functioned tolerably.
  2. Characteristic of the neoliberal phase from around the end of the 1970s is the weakening or the gradual elimination of the state oriented towards the common good, the reduction in the top tax rates for the rich and super-rich, the privatization of state assets by governments and the further divergence in prosperity. Reagonomics in the US and Thatcherism in the UK in the early 1980s were key drivers of this policy. In Germany, the Kohl government initiated the neoliberal phase in 1984 and established “lower-class television” from private sources for everyone. After reunification in 1989, things went on in quick succession and the Treuhand realized the privatization of the entire GDR economy with representatives from McKinsey, Berger, KPMG and PriceWaterhouseCooper. Then, in the 1990s and 2000s, came the rapid privatization of Telekom, the post office, the Postbank, and the ancillary operations of the federal autobahns, to name just a few. Cross-border leasing and PPP models, the privatization of public banks, water companies, electricity, gas and housing companies completed the highly corrupt orgies of robbery and looting. Above all, EU-Europe served to shift the political and economic decision-making powers from the national level “to Brussels” in order to then have the desired “orders” issued from there, which could never have been enforced nationally if democratic principles were observed. The abolition of the separate banking system decided in the USA in 1999, booming financial speculation, the collapse of democratic culture all fall into this phase. This second phase is characterized by the growing together of the established parties under the umbrella of uniform economic policy — and NATO-mediated — also foreign and security policy concepts. The basic principle of parliamentary democracy collapsed as a result of the neoliberal alignment of the parties: competition between the parties based on different economic and social concepts.
  3. In the radical market phase from around 2007/2008, the radicalization of the neoliberal phase took place. National governments took over the bank debts that had arisen through speculation. Instead of liquidating the financial casino, including its criminal machinations, through orderly insolvency proceedings, the political gamblers transferred the speculative debts to the taxpayers: “Too big to fail” was the justification. As a result, the inequality between rich and poor grew. During the radical market phase, parliamentary democracy degenerated into a farce, the remnants of the economy oriented towards the common good, the idea of ​​the common good as the guiding principle of politics fell completely under the wheels.
  4. We are currently in the fourth phase of capitalism’s transformation. This is aimed at liquidating small and medium-sized businesses on a large scale in order to allow the usable remains to be incorporated into monopoly capitalist structures such as Amazon, Big Data, Big Tech, etc. The Corona crisis serves as a time window of transition – „window of opportunity“ – in a democracy-free, dictatorial stakeholder capitalism = hyper-capitalism of the neo-feudal phase on the basis of a new profit regime, the elimination of civil liberties and the abolition of „public space“ as a meeting place for free citizens. The emerging regime is a hybrid of oligarchic rule, kleptocracy, dictatorship, the rule of technocrats, Realpolitik Machiavellians, political opportunists, Psychopaths as well as transatlantic military fascists and world conquest ideologues. Their goal is the total destruction of all „old structures“, the nation state, the economy, the family, all traditions, humanism, the arts and the thriving coexistence of human communities. This new form of rule also includes injection regimes – disguised as vaccinations – for the purpose of either massively reducing the world population and/or forcing it under a regime of total control. Large parts of the left are hoping for either new career opportunities or at least a basic income from this new power architecture, from “global governance”, the world central state. the economy, the family, all traditions, humanism, the arts and the thriving coexistence of human communities. This new form of rule also includes injection regimes – disguised as vaccinations – for the purpose of either massively reducing the world population and/or forcing it under a regime of total control. Large parts of the left are hoping for either new career opportunities or at least a basic income from this new power architecture, from “global governance”, the world central state. the economy, the family, all traditions, humanism, the arts and the thriving coexistence of human communities. This new form of rule also includes injection regimes – disguised as vaccinations – for the purpose of either massively reducing the world population and/or forcing it under a regime of total control. Large parts of the left are hoping for either new career opportunities or at least a basic income from this new power architecture, from “global governance”, the world central state. to either massively reduce the world population and/or press it under a regime of total control. Large parts of the left are hoping for either new career opportunities or at least a basic income from this new power architecture, from “global governance”, the world central state. to either massively reduce the world population and/or press it under a regime of total control. Large parts of the left are hoping for either new career opportunities or at least a basic income from this new power architecture, from “global governance”, the world central state.

From the beginning of the neoliberal phase, it was clear to critical observers that the end of democracy had been heralded. The erosion of the state oriented towards the common good and the takeover of the state by the financial industry and corporate rule, which has been evident since the Corona crisis at the latest, were never compatible with democracy. The countless critics of neoliberalism have been right: neoliberalism was and is incompatible with democracy! The logical completion of rule in neoliberalism is the authoritarian or totalitarian super-central state, with politics mutating into an integral player of the „Global Deep State“ while giving up any residual democratic function.

“Parliament is no longer the sovereign body with exclusive power to legislate on citizens: it is limited to ratifying decrees issued by the executive. Technically, the republic is no longer parliamentary but governmental.”

It is true that the erosion of political and civil rights, the centralization of power, the militarization of the police and the bringing into line of the media have been going on for decades. But the Corona crisis gave this process an enormous boost.

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Coup of the global fascists (1)

The regimes of western capitalist values ​​under US leadership are desperately struggling for legitimacy. Exclusive reprint from “Brave New World 2030”, Part 1/2.

by Karlheinz W. Gernolz July 13, 2022

The western world is in the midst of a transnational coup d’état. Characteristic of this monstrous coup are a constitutional coup, the ongoing Corona state of emergency, constitutional states in ruins and political rulership. In addition, there is the targeted chaos of daily life through constantly changing conditions, surveillance, digital tyranny, the production of fear and lies in the media, and censorship. Also on their agenda is the planned ruin of small and medium-sized businesses in favor of large corporations, the robbery and plunder of state assets, excessive national debt in favor of the international financial industry, impoverishment of large parts of the population and plans for geostrategic reorganization. The collapse of the separation of powers corresponds to efforts to increasingly centralize economic and political power and the ultimate goal of enforcing a New World Order. The rulers have delegitimized themselves. In order to counteract the collapse of their rule, the political putsch establishment, with the help of media power and obedient civil servants, is continuing to chaotic internal conditions — including in Germany — spreading its hatred of democratic resistance, increasing internal repression and tensions against Russia and Russia China. The putschists have disempowered the sovereign, the people, and made themselves their legal guardians. Part 1 of the exclusive reprint from Brave New World 2030:

Queen Elizabeth II’s eldest son, Prince Charles, described the corona „pandemic“ as a „golden opportunity“. This makes him part of the group of “globalists” who are exploiting the time window of the Corona crisis to abolish democracy and implement the totalitarian-dystopian New World Order they are striving for. When they have reached their goal and whether they will reach their goal at all is not yet certain. But they’re really pushing the pace and escalating their dictatorial regime of arbitrariness and terror on a daily basis. Above all, one thing is certain: their vision will not be complete until they have completely brought down the “old order” and subjected the peoples to their “new normal”. Until then, they will try

loss of trust

The annual global trust barometer (trust barometer) from Edelman — one of the major public relations agencies — from January 2021 delivers record values ​​for the general loss of trust in all relevant institutions, governments, media, business and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Like all PR and propaganda agencies, Edelmann lives on government and corporate contracts.

Edelmann examined a total of 28 countries. In western industrialized countries, the growing inequality between rich and poor had an enormous impact on whether the general public still trusted their institutions. The 2021 confidence barometer arrives at the following devastating values ​​and ratings:

“With the growing trust gap and loss of trust around the world, people are looking for guidance and solutions. Talking heads reject them because they do not consider them credible. In fact, none of the leaders in society we surveyed—government leaders, CEOs, journalists, and even religious leaders—are trusted to do the right thing, while trust scores for all plummet.”

Edelmann’s result for the 28 countries surveyed: Only 41 percent of those surveyed still trust their governments, 42 percent the religious leaders, 45 percent the journalists and 48 percent the CEOs of large companies. 57 percent believe government leaders and 56 percent believe business leaders are deliberately trying to mislead people by saying things they know are wrong or gross exaggerations.

rip cord pulled

At the end of 2019, the governments realized that they had to come up with something to counteract the increasing loss of trust, and so since March 2020 what humanity has to expect as the Corona crisis has „happened“ worldwide.

Billionaires, corporate CEOs, governments, secret services and the military decided in 2019 to pull the ripcord because the previous capitalist accumulation model and the associated excessive globalization model of the last 50 years or so had reached their limits. Because of its global, nature-destroying effects on the planet, it could not continue as it was.

After several test runs – the bird flu in 2006, the swine flu in 2009 – the „globalists“ and their pandemic industry have declared the corona pandemic in order to get out of the previous model of capitalism and pursue an equally ambitious project, namely the world population to reduce.

The great concern for the „health of the peoples“ is the greatest hoax in human history. Because the world power cartel had never cared about them in the past decades. At no time has there been a coordinated global effort to tackle cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, cancer and depression — the key population killers of pandemic proportions. The explanation for this „failure“ is simple, because the international corporations make money from the disease-causing people via fast food, sugar drinks, additives, meat consumption, GMO food, industrialized agriculture, etc., and politics is corruptly entangled in these structures.

The dramatic consequences of excessive globalization and western consumption models as well as a constantly growing world population become clear when one considers the developments since 1970 alone: ​​Since then, the populations of mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles worldwide have decreased by an average of 68 percent and broken down by region, Europe by 24 percent, North America by 33 percent, Asia-Pacific by 45 percent, Africa by 65 percent and South America-Caribbean by 94 percent. This decline in biodiversity is directly related to the destruction of habitats. The reason for this is the overexploitation of the planet by human activities.

„This report reminds us that we destroy the planet at our peril — even though it is our home. As humanity’s footprint expands into once-wild areas, we are destroying species populations. But we are also exacerbating climate change and increasing the risk of zoonotic diseases like Covid-19. We cannot protect humanity from the effects of environmental degradation. It is time to restore our dysfunctional relationship with nature, for the benefit of species and people alike.”

Consequently, the central question arises: What have governments actually done to counteract or stop these devastating developments? The answer can only be: little or nothing. On the contrary, the governments had placed themselves at the service of the excessive capitalist model of globalization and pushed it forward. Therefore, they are largely responsible for the current situation. While they turned trillions of dollars and euros into government debt as part of the Corona crisis, they were not even able to provide a few billions, for example to build a fleet of special ships that could rid the oceans of their plastic pollution load.

But the dishonesty goes on without limit. Now the 17 Millennium Goals of the UN Agenda 2030 are being instrumentalised to set in motion the totalitarian-transhumanist agenda of the World Economic Forum and its perpetrators as the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” under the label of the “Green New Deal”. In the official document of the UN: the 2030 AGENDA FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: TRANSFORMING OUR WORLD from September 2015, the term „stakeholder“ or „multi-stakeholder“ occurs 22 times, „democratic“ bashfully 1 time.

For the “globalists” democracy has long been history. The „stakeholders“ — the large interest groups — who want to determine how the world should look like in the future, to the exclusion of the public and democratic processes, should step into their place.

But the WHO, which plays an important role in the implementation of the „New World Order“, is also going further. Democracy has long been history in their concepts. In her publications she speaks exclusively of “governance”. On July 12, 2021, the WHO disguised recommendations on human genetic engineering as “promoting public health” on its website.

Next: Coup of the global fascists (2): Drivers of the New World Order

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In India, Adolf Hitler is a star – even today

By  Sophie Mühlmann

In India, Adolf Hitler is a hero. His name represents leadership and strength. Most people are unaware of their dark past. How can that be?

Lavith gives a thumbs up and grins broadly. Germany: Hitler Country! Great!” The gatekeeper from Udaipur in the Indian state of Rajasthan is by no means the only fan of the dead dictator. In India, Adolf Hitler is a star – even today.

German football, German cars – and the German dictator are highly regarded in this part of the world. His name does not stand for evil personified, it stands for quality. His likeness with the grim look and the typical mustache is an effective customer magnet.

A fashion boutique in Ahmedabad, for example, chose Hitler as its brand name, true to style with a small swastika as the dot on the i. The store is doing well and the owners, Manish Chandani and Rajesh Shah, initially refused to rename their company. The State of Israel had officially complained , as had several Jewish groups  . Choosing the mass murderer as the namesake for a business is a „perverse abuse of the history of the Holocaust“.

„I had no idea about Hitler“

„Honestly, I had no idea about Hitler,“ says co-founder Shah. His business partner came up with the name idea, it was his grandfather’s nickname. Only later did Shah learn a little about Germany’s dark past, but he decided to keep the name anyway, after all it was „memorable and something different“. In the meantime, however, the two have bowed to the pressure. The shop is now called „Gladiator“, but the swastika on the i-dot has remained. The name does not shock people in India, it lures. There are pubs like Hitler’s Cross in Mumbai (formerly Bombay) – but which has since been renamed after Jewish protests, and Hitler’s Den pool hall in Nagpur. Resourceful businessmen have even decorated ice cream cones with Hitler’s name and likeness. On the boxes of the street vendors,

Mein Kampf has just climbed back from number 21 to number 15 on the bestseller list on  India’s Amazon website  , not far from the biographies of Steve Jobs and Mahatma Gandhi, and in line with the advisers of American billionaires Warren Buffet and Tesla founders Elon Musk. Because this is Hitler’s manifesto for Indian readers: a management guide.

Hitler as a role model for today’s heads of government

In far-away India, Adolf Hitler is seen primarily as a strong leader. A tough leader who, after the First World War, used an iron hand to transform Germany, which was lying on its knees, into a state that the whole world had to reckon with. One that the weak, corrupt politicians of today should take a piece of, many in the South Asian country believe. Gatekeeper Lavith from Rajasthan has high hopes for India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi. At least he would take action, “like Hitler!”.

Many Indians admire not only the foreign policy, but above all the economic policy of the National Socialists, who – in simple terms – would have brought the country forward from the rubble despite reparations payments, and that in just a decade. Hitler’s leadership qualities seen in this outshine his crimes.

This is not just sheer ignorance. The Indian school books teach Europe’s history in a very limited way, the Holocaust doesn’t really appear. The gruesome details and details of the genocide are lost. Also because the British heavily censored the news from Europe in India in the 1940s.

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7gpl3g

Why Adolf Hitler is still an idol in India

India and Russia – Determined to dethrone the West

WHY INDIA RAISED RUSSIAN OIL IMPORTS?

Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, the United States and its allies have relied on countries buying less Russian oil to punish Moscow for its aggression. But the sanctions hit the West many times harder than Russia. They harm themselves existentially.

Indian refiners have done the opposite, buying up more Russian crude, while the government looks for ways to protect domestic oil companies from punishment if they violate US-EU sanctions.

Since the Ukraine crisis, India has imported more oil than ever before. In May, India imported 819,000 barrels per day (bpd), up from 277,000 (bpd) in April and 33,000 (bpd) a year ago. Russia is now India’s second largest supplier, replacing Saudi Arabia, while Iraq remains the largest.

While New Delhi has called for an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine, it has not explicitly condemned the invasion , which Russia has described as a „special operation.“

After China, India has done more than any other country to offset falling demand for Russian oil from other countries, undermining Western efforts to isolate Moscow.

Indian officials say domestic needs come first, arguing that Russia is a better friend than the United States on energy cooperation.

Indian Energy Minister Hardeep Singh Puri accused OPEC of withholding barrels from the market and said the high prices are not good for either producers or consumers. „We have to look after our own interests,“ Puri said.

The deep rebates Indian refiners enjoyed just after the start of the Ukraine war — from $20 to $30 a barrel — have narrowed significantly as Russia finds new markets for its oil. Russian oil is only $7-8 on a delivered basis.

Reliable Russian support

Russia has also helped India in other energy areas.

While attempts by western companies to build nuclear power plants in India have failed, two Russian-built reactors have been in commercial operation in southern India’s Kudankulam since 2014 and 2017.

Construction of two more began in 2017, and Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to build six more in 2018.

Two years earlier, the involvement of both men was instrumental in orchestrating the takeover of Indian refiner Essar by a consortium led by Kremlin oil giant Rosneft.

Also, Russia has long supported India internationally on critical issues, including Kashmir, a disputed territory between India, Pakistan and China, and is its main source of foreign military hardware.

All of this means that New Delhi will not serve US interests. They chose the better side, especially after India was no longer allowed to import oil from Iran and Venezuela due to sanctions. In addition, the import of important fertilizers from Belarus was banned. India has been affected by the sanctions and has been severely damaged economically, which the Germans are yet to face. The defeat will be bitter for us.

Under Modi’s nationalist government, India has pursued an assertive foreign policy, fought back against China in a two-year military border deadlock and dismissed Western criticism of domestic policies, which some say are authoritarian and divisive. Modi is keeping a particularly close eye on China, experts said.

„It is not in the interest of India, or anyone else who has identified China as its main systemic rival, to move away from Russia,“ said former diplomat Ashok Sajjanhar, although he added that India’s ties with Washington and its allies remained paramount.

The United States, for example, has offered to sell more military equipment to the Indians, and New Delhi has joined a US-led Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity trading partnership.

Now, will the US arm or impress India? Probably not. The  Armed Forces of India  ( Bharatiya Sashastra Senae ) is the armed forces of the  Republic of India . They comprise approximately 1,325,000  soldiers , of which 1.1 million serve in the  army , 150,000 in the  air force  and 53,000 in the  navy  . This makes India the third largest armed force in the world in terms of the number of soldiers. There are also 1,155,000 in reserve and 1,293,300 paramilitary forces.

Things are getting tighter and tighter for the decadent western system. Realistically, the chances are zero. And hopefully that’s a good thing.

India’s backing for Russia

Biden’s Asian economic talks include 13 countries and not China

Russia: Does the friendship with China and India last in the war?

https://www.cfr.org/blog/besides-china-putin-has-another-potential-de-dollarization-partner-asia

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CORONA AS A GIGANTIC ENVIRONMENTAL CATASTROPHE

Written by  Alexander Black-July 6, 2022

In addition to the destruction of the social fabric, entire sectors of the economy, an educational catastrophe, pathogenic psychosocial effects, the permanent violation of democratic and constitutional red lines, senseless encroaching lockdowns and restrictions and a devastating vaccination campaign with millions of side effects and vaccination damage, the man-made corona „pandemic“ has another produced another fatal effect, the scope of which is not even remotely acknowledged in the media and politically: ongoing environmental destruction and pollution caused by veritable mountains of plastic and hazardous waste caused by tens of billions of corona masks, syringes, test sticks and much more have and continue to cause.

These legacies of a „throwaway society on an infection protection trip“ are probably among the most serious collateral damage of the global corona regime. It is interesting that the Greens, which were once founded as a nature and environmental protection party, have not the slightest interest in this topic – although at the same time they imagine they can save the global climate. Just as they have no problems with the destruction of fields, fields and forests in favor of „regenerative“ energies, resource consumption, CO2 balance, plastic waste suddenly no longer play a role here when it comes to side effects of a „pandemic“ hygiene madness.

It all ends up in the oceans

As early as February of this year, a report by the World Health Organization (WHO) came to the conclusion that at least 144,000 tons of used needles, syringes and collection containers were generated through vaccination alone. Added: 87,000 tons of protective clothing shipped from March 2020 to November 2021 by the UN alone; 2,600 tons of contaminated chemical-biological (hazardous) waste through corona tests; 731,000 liters of chemical waste; hundreds of thousands of tons of packaging material and paper. These are estimates – which, however, did not even include the privately used masks (!). All this rubbish – especially the cheap surgical masks mass-produced in the Far East under hardly any quality and ecological standards – is not recyclable and in the end mostly ends up in the sea, where it now accounts for a considerable proportion of new microplastics. For orientation  Alone in South Africaaround 1,578 tons of medical waste are generated every day, in sub-Saharan Africa alone there are 353 million face masks that end up in the garbage every day; In other words, in countries where there is neither a functioning waste disposal system nor a significant recycling infrastructure. The majority of these masks end up in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.

But that’s not all: At the end of 2021, a Chinese study  had provided evidence that by August last year alone, around 8.4 million tons of plastic waste had been produced in 193 countries as a result of the „pandemic“  . Of these, 87.4 percent were caused in hospitals, primarily in Asia. 7.6 percent can be attributed to masks and other protective equipment for private use, 4.7 percent was caused by packaging in online trade. More than 25,000 tons of this corona waste – this is „macro plastic“ – has already ended up in the world’s oceans.

Protection against infection and hygiene madness come before environmental protection

This creates a long-term problem for the marine environment, according to the researchers; because within three to four years, a large part of it will either sink to the seabed or be washed up on beaches. “ Plastic waste harms marine life and has become a major global environmental problem, “ the study said. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increased demand for single-use plastic, which has added pressure on “ this problem, which is already out of control ”.

model calculation for Germanycame to the conclusion that more than 36,000 tons (!) of additional, non-degradable waste was generated by the self-tests alone. Not a word has been heard from the Greens in this regard; On the contrary – their „specialist politicians“ on the subject, such as the completely manic corona neurotic Janosch Dahmen, are constantly pushing for even more tests, masks and vaccinations. The ecological catastrophe accepted by this delusional “protection against infection” is caused exclusively by an unjustified permanent emergency as an end in itself, which from the beginning – and even more so today – was monstrously disproportionate to the actual danger of the virus; not to mention the futility of vaccinations, which are neither effective nor safe. Those who otherwise never miss an opportunity

It’s simple, kill the Batman

The joker strategies: terror and agony

By Harald Harzheim on February 19, 2015

If you don’t know the film: Batman fights his most dangerous opponent, the Joker. This permanent grin causes confusion even in the gangster scene. His attacks make no rational, comprehensible sense. When a robbery brings in financial gain, the Joker burns his share. What blasphemy! But he is only interested in one thing: chaos and destruction. He wants to scare the people of Gotham City, provoke their most terrifying reactions and tease evil out of them.

And here the film city once again resembles the global present. In it, the joker rages twice: disguised as global financial capitalism, with the masks of US and EU politicians – and as a warrior of Allah, disguised as peaceful Muslims seeking help.

Both are masks of the same „thing“, two variants of terror. The goal is the same in both cases: to make people feel universally helpless. IS and Al Qaeda are putting the Arab world in a state of terror with staged body annihilation, while financial capitalism is destroying the psyche of the people.

The West, already weakened by nihilism, produces resignation to the interests of finance capital, which ensures progressive mass poverty, deprives the youth of a future, speculates (or monopolizes) food and water away from the peoples of Africa.

When it comes to competing to see who is most efficient at gagging the people, Western finance capital relies less on panic and more on fatigue, on depression: No matter what you do, things have “no alternative”. Current: No matter how hard you protest, no matter how many experts tear their hair, we will still decide everything we have set out to do.

Whether you’re upset that we’ve summarily stopped your dreams of a peaceful and united Europe and turned the EU into an autocracy, we’re going ahead whether you like it or not.

We don’t care how you feel about Russia and Covid-19, we still declare Russia an enemy and the flu a pandemic.

NGOs and civil movements come and go in a short time. The non-reaction of politicians quickly makes them lose their breath. The emptiness remains. The Depression.

Read the original text here:

https://www.compact-online.de/die-joker-strategien-terror-und-agonie/

American decadence, paired with German stupidity, leads to the impoverishment of Western European populations.

Wheat production and export on a global scale

FACTS

Wheat production worldwide

The world’s largest wheat producers are the USA, India, China and Russia. Depending on the region, wheat is used as animal feed or as a staple food, with animal feed predominating. Wheat accounts for approximately 24% of global grain production and covers 20% of the world’s calorie needs.[1]

Overall, more wheat is produced than is consumed. However, the regional differences in production volumes are very large. While the EU exports the most wheat, Russia exports the second largest amount of wheat.[3] It was 31 million tons in 2019.[4] Russia, as the second largest wheat exporter, is followed in descending order by Ukraine, Canada, the USA, Australia and Turkey.[5] Global geographical disparities are the reason for this worldwide distribution of wheat production. The world’s most productive landscapes can be found in the black soils of Ukraine, in loess in Germany and in the steppes of the USA. Almost half of the world’s stockpiles of wheat belong to the People’s Republic of China.[6]

Who imports the most wheat?

Depending on the year, the largest wheat importing countries include Egypt, Algeria, Indonesia, Turkey, the Philippines, Turkey as well as the USA and Japan.[7] [8th]

The global differences in demand result from increased demand, for example due to population growth and the lack of fertile soil.

Egypt consumes the most wheat per capita in the world. The poorer part of the population in particular uses wheat as a staple food. There is a growing demand for wheat. The reason for this is strong population growth and dwindling natural resources.[9] There is a lot of competition between locally produced food and imported ones. Agriculture is strongly characterized by smallholders, a large part of which is subsistence farming. It cannot meet the demand for wheat.[10] There is also a lack of adequate storage and transport facilities.[11] Due to the import of wheat, the trade balance is permanently negative.[12] 1/4 of the state budget goes to subsidies, and the trend is rising. Investment in the country and exports have plummeted since the revolution. Inflation is rising and so are food prices. In order to avoid a new revolution, the government mainly subsidizes wheat. In the future, however, Egypt wants to open up more arable land and increase wheat production in order to increase the degree of self-sufficiency.[13]

In Algeria the situation is similar to that in Egypt. The population continues to grow and the need increases. A higher degree of self-sufficiency should be achieved through the establishment of regional agricultural centers or grants and loans for investors. There are also temporary import bans on certain products as a measure for a more autonomous economy.[14]

Another major wheat importer is Indonesia. Here, too, the population is growing and unemployment is rising. Although Indonesia has been able to show economic growth in recent years, investors are hampered by a lack of infrastructure, not enough skilled workers, bureaucratic hurdles and corruption. In addition to agricultural commodities such as palm oil, wood, cocoa, coffee, tea, tobacco and natural rubber, Indonesia also exports crude oil, natural gas and coal.[15] Despite fertile soil and good climatic conditions, Indonesia is massively dependent on food imports. The small-scale agriculture is not very productive. There is a lack of know-how and capital. In addition, the cultivation of food competes with the cultivation of palm oil for land. Wheat is not grown locally at all.[16]

While the first three countries above are on the DAC list and can be counted as part of the Global South, the USA and Japan are not. Although the USA itself is one of the largest wheat producers, it imported more than 6 million tons in 2018. One reason for this contradiction may be the historically grown bilateral trade structures. The global trade network has evolved in such a way that products are not imported based on actual need, but to maintain trade relationships between individual countries. Another reason may be the re-export of imported wheat to neighboring countries.

Global connections

Wheat, like corn and soya, is one of the most important globally traded products. This market is dominated by the wholesale companies Archer Daniels Midland, Bunge and Cargill (also known as the ABCD Group): their world market share is 70 percent. Cargill is the number one company, followed by ADM.[17] Large corporations buy the goods from grain trading companies, process them if necessary and export them worldwide. The export quantities depend on the demand of the individual countries.

Wheat prices depend on the exchange. They are the same worldwide and are only based on the respective quality and not on other factors such as origin.[18] The companies in the ABCD Group are listed on the stock exchange and have a major influence on the stock exchange price through their market power and knowledge of the market. This is also the case with wheat: They therefore dominate the global wheat market. Companies benefit from price fluctuations on the global market.[19] Wheat and other foods have become objects of speculation.

Other commodity traders that have gained global importance are the Chinese group Cofco and the Russian grain trader RIF, which has meanwhile pushed all of its competitors out of the market.[20] This shows that the trading power of Russia and China is also increasing in relation to the global wheat trade.

Global Perspective on the Wheat Trade

In many countries that are dependent on wheat imports, there is a desire for a higher degree of self-sufficiency and more value creation in their own country. Negative trade balances burden the state budget.

In addition, higher raw material costs have a greater impact on Global South countries due to the lower degree of processing and lower labor costs there.[21]

There is also the question of who consumes the wheat. Thus in some countries wheat is mainly used by the poorer part of the population, while in other countries it is used as animal feed.

In Indonesia, palm oil cultivation exploits land and people, while important staple foods have to be imported.

Wheat imports are particularly important for North African countries. This region is suffering from the consequences of the climate crisis. Droughts, desertification and low rainfall hamper local agricultural production.

Trade supports international relations. Certain products cannot be grown everywhere in the required quantities in an ecologically and economically sensible way. If there is a higher demand for wheat, for example due to an increasing population, the country itself, limited by geographical conditions, cannot meet this demand. How can this demand be met without undermining the local economy?

Sources

[1] Cf.:  https://www.kaack-terminhandel.de/de/matif-weizen.html , last accessed on October 20, 2020.

[2] Cf.: Federal Agency for Agriculture and Food: Report on the market and supply situation

Grain 2018, p. 28.

[3] Cf.:  https://www.agricensus.com/export-dashboard/ , last access on 15.10.2020

[4] Cf.:  https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/the-top-wheat-exporting-and-importing-countries-in-the-world.html , last accessed on November 6th, 2020.

[5] See: Federal Agency for Agriculture and Food, report on the market and supply situation

Grain 2020, p. 9.

[6] See: AgriCensus | Export Dashboard, https://www.agricensus.com/export-dashboard/ , last accessed on 09/14/2020.

[7] See:  https://www.trademap.org/Country_SelProduct_TS.aspx?nvpm=1%7c%7c%7c%7c%7c1001%7c%7c%7c4%7c1%7c1%7c1%7c2%7c1% 7c2%7c2%7c1%7c1 , last accessed 2020-10-20.

[8] Cf.:  https://www.giz.de/de/weltweit/319.html , last accessed on November 5th, 2020.

[9] Cf.:  https://www.gtai.de/gtai-de/trade/branchen/branchenbericht/aegypten/aegypten-strebt-importsubstitution-bei- Landwirtschaftliche-16964, last accessed on October 15, 2020.

[10] Cf.: https://www.dw.com/de/%C3%A4gypten-%C3%A4rger-um-subventionen-weizen/a-19349848

[11] Cf.:  https://www.gtai.de/gtai-de/trade/branchen/branchenbericht/aegypten/aegypten-strebt-importsubstitution-bei- Landwirtschaftliche-16964, last accessed on October 15, 2020.

[12] Cf.: https://www.dw.com/de/%C3%A4gypten-%C3%A4rger-um-subventionieren-weizen/a-19349848

[13] Cf.:  https://www.gtai.de/gtai-de/trade/branchen/branchenbericht/algerien/ausbau-der-nahrungsmittelproduktion-geplan-539884 , last accessed on October 16, 2020.

[14] Cf.:  http://www.bmz.de/de/laender_regionen/asien/indonesia/index.jsp , last accessed on October 20, 2020.

[15] See:  https://www.gtai.de/gtai-de/trade/branchen/branchenbericht/indonesia/markttrends-274436 , last accessed on October 16, 2020.

[16] Cf.: Heinrich Böll Foundation, Corporate Atlas, p.26f.

[17] See: Dr. Willi Kremer Schillings 2016, pp. 101-104.

[18] Cf.: Heinrich Böll Foundation: Corporate Atlas, p.26f.

[19] Cf.: Heinrich Böll Foundation, Corporate Atlas, p.26f.

[20] See: Federal Agency for Agriculture and Food, report on the market and supply situation: grain 2018, p. 30

The Ukraine – the well-armed poorhouse of Europe

Written by Kai Kleinwächter in June 2022

It’s time to take a sober look at Ukraine. It is a poor country with hardly any prospects for development.

Many illusions surround Ukraine. One of the biggest is the idea that, until the start of the war, Ukraine was a developed state whose population lived a good life.

Nothing is further from reality. Ukraine was and is the poorest country in Europe. Their economic power in 2020 was around 3,700 US dollars per inhabitant.  Comparable states with similar economic power are the famine state Sri Lanka, the civil war country Libya and the drug economy El Salvador.

A striking comparison: Ukraine’s gross domestic product of around 155 billion US dollars corresponds to that of Berlin. However, the city has less than a tenth of the inhabitants.

The Federal Republic surpassed the Ukrainian level of productivity half a century ago – in the early 1970s. In terms of Germany’s economic power, Ukraine is a „third world country“. The distance to Germany is so gigantic that today’s German standard of living will only remain an unattainable dream for most Ukrainians – unless they emigrate.

Economic stagnation

The cause of the economic underdevelopment is a complete failure of the national economic transformation after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Since the late 1990s, Ukraine’s major neighbors have experienced comparatively dynamic economic development. Up to the present they have multiplied their economic power per inhabitant. 

Ukraine, on the other hand, was already lagging behind in the 1990s. In the second half of the 2000s, even slowing progress ground to a halt. The economy has been stagnating at a low level for around 15 years. The high growth rates in good years just about compensated for the repeated massive economic slumps.

The permanent stagnation is also reflected in the wage development . Depending on the economic situation, the average gross wage has fluctuated between 200 and 350 euros per month since 2009. For the majority of Ukrainians there is hardly any social or economic progress.

Lack of civilizational development

Other indicators, such as the Human Development Index or the Peace Index, also document a comprehensive lack of development in Ukrainian society. 

With the exception of the Republic of Moldova, all neighboring countries created significantly better living conditions for their population. This manifests itself above all in a significantly higher life expectancy. Since the mid-1970s, this has stagnated in Ukraine between 72 and 67 years . Only Russia is currently at the same level.

The very negative rating for social peace (peace index) is not only the result of the permanent civil war in Donbass and Luhansk – the main excuse for all the abuses.

In other areas, too, such as the proliferation of weapons among the population, political extremism and terrorism, as well as violent crime and murder, Ukraine „achieves“ negative peak values. In Europe, only the Russian population is similar.

Expenditure on research and development is steadily declining. While they were still over one percent of GDP in the 1990s, Ukraine only managed 0.5 percent in 2018. During this period, Germany increased its spending from around two percent to over three percent.

The declining importance of research shows that the Ukrainian economy and with it society are gradually losing touch with modern high technologies. It is no coincidence that Ukraine’s main exports are unprocessed agricultural products, iron, steel, coal and other raw materials – key commodities of the 19th century (Finish Kai Kleinwächter).

Ukraine crime statistics

Title-Image by Artur Voznenko on Unsplash from Lviv (Ukraine).

We all know the saying „He who wants to save Calcutta becomes Calcutta himself“. There is some truth to it.

We in Germany experience this reality every day. Among the millions of refugees who have managed to enter our country with the help of the German state, the Protestant Church and aid organizations, are provided with all amenities, which leads to the fact that the original Germans are increasingly, and with a dramatic upward trend, impoverished. Right now, when basic foodstuffs have become so expensive that 14 million Germans can no longer feed themselves properly, millions of „help-seekers“ are being provided with everything they need to live. Germans are now lining up at the „Tafeln,“ begging for expired food, and Merkel’s guests are sitting in sidewalk cafés looking for potential victims.

In other words, Germany is on its way to becoming a second Calcutta.

The media reports that Germany is a rich country, but this is not true. The money is in the pockets of a few super-rich people who are getting richer even in these difficult times. The majority of Germans own nothing, they live for rent and ride their bikes. The expenses of the state, are all financed by debt. In total, the debt amounts to 6 trillion euros.

Please don’t get me wrong, helping others is a given, but what’s too much is too much, especially if we sink further into poverty and lose our livelihoods in the process. None of this makes any sense unless you know what the goals of the „Great Reset“ that has been decided upon are.

Prof. Dr. Klaus Schwab, co-founder of WWF and one of the originators of the „Great Reset“ put it in a nutshell, he said:

„You will no longer own anything and everything you need to survive you will get from us.“

Im Kontrast zu Lviv in der Ukraine (Title-Image), sieht deutsche Armut so aus. Alles so schön bunt hier.

Thank You. Photo by Julia Taubitz on Unsplash

Economic linkages

Kyiv has a booming tech industry – according to FastCompany, well-known companies such as Grammarly, Readdle and MacPaw are all based in the capital. Companies such as Google, Ring, Oracle and Snap have significant workforces in Ukraine, and Wix, Lyft and Uber also maintain staff there.

The main customers of Ukrainian providers remain the United States and Western Europe, including the United Kingdom and European Union countries. While different sources provide different statistics, it is clear that the U.S. remains Ukraine’s largest R&D partner (45% of research companies).

The EU is the second largest market with the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden as the main consumers.

Senseless meetings with Germany’s Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock

Annalena Baerbock has been in office for a good nine months now, traveling the world as foreign minister to represent German interests. Apart from the fact that no German politician from the old parties represents German interests, not even Ms. Baerbock (Die Grünen), she meets with little approval during her international meetings. In particular, her feminist views and conclusion for foreign policy are classified as juvenile, naïve, infantile recklessness. Contrast this with Germany. Here she is already almost a heroine for the women’s movement. People are full of praise and shower her with compliments and invitations.
 
At the beginning of her term, her foreign ministry announced that in the future German foreign policy would always mandatorily include its impact on women and sexual minorities in all decisions.
 
Regardless of whether it makes sense or not? Generally speaking, politicians should keep in mind the impact of their decisions on the people they want to please. If it were then possible to consider the effects of German foreign policy on, among others, heterosexual men, workers, employees, families with children and people with low and no income, that would be a further step towards a kind of holistic policy, only they have been forgotten, they no longer exist among the German people, sexual minorities have taken their place and, quite apart from that, the „poor refugees in need of help“, under whom everything else must also be subordinated.
 
 
The target group-specific orientation of German foreign policy is really the stupidest thing one can use in view of a worldwide nuclear threat and impoverishment. German domestic policy is also target group-specific, and German citizens no longer exist.
 
One should actually get rid of all the hip and woken nonsense. But Annalena wants to come across as hip, cool and woke. Above all, she wants to serve her target group, the young German cancel culture. They think this kind of nonsense is great, and so does the rest of the country.
 
So Baerbock demonstrated to her audience during her first and presumably last visit to Moscow what facial expressions are required of an authentic, feminist foreign politician. You make a face and act like a bitch, even if you are treated decently by your host.
 
Another visit by Annalena Baerbock to Moscow will probably not take place again so soon, because her counterpart, the old white man Sergey Lavrov, treated his colleague in office decently, but rebuffed her with her feminist foreign policy. By all rules of diplomatic art, of course, so that neither the German quality journalism nor Baerbock herself noticed.
 
The German „truth media“ celebrated Baerbock’s appearance in Moscow in a group-like manner, while the German media had been told by the Russian side „that they consider meetings with the German foreign minister a waste of time and do not seek further meetings.“ Feminists close their eyes to reality. Feminism has never been an important issue, only for the press. No matter on which channel, somewhere there is always something about feminism, LGTBQ and the „poor refugee“ we don’t want to forget. Feminism is not of great importance in world political events, but Mrs. Baerbock and the State Department see it differently and cause even more problems. Now is not the time for feminism to conclude this succinctly. A feminist foreign policy means keeping one’s eyes closed to reality with all one’s might.
 
Foreign policy against German interests
 

Instead of making sensible foreign policy and representing German interests, Ms. Baerbock and her comrade-in-arms Robert Habeck (The Greens), currently Minister of Economics and Vice Chancellor, are telling Germans that they will become impoverished. All German prosperity depends on „cheap“ energy supplies from Russia. The entire construct is built on it. And why and for whom should we become impoverished? This is feminist climate politics on a high diplomatic level.
 
That roughly describes the special relationship of feminist foreign policy to Russia. Here an ideology is put above any reason. In my eyes, this is another crime committed by our governments, which have been up to no good since 1998.

The openly displayed sympathy for Ukrainian President Volodymir Selensky is undoubtedly another central feature of feminist foreign policy. The lady is completely blind in her right eye. This is the only way to explain Baerbock’s turning a blind eye to facts that prove that Ukraine under Selensky is becoming more and more authoritarian, is moving further and further away from any democratic thought and, on top of that, is committing the most serious war crimes against its own population.

Blind in the right eye and a war monger as role model

After a good six months of feminist foreign policy, an initial assessment can be made: the European continent is drifting apart, German-Russian relations are in tatters, Germany is rapidly becoming impoverished, German foreign policy has absolutely no credibility, climate policy goals have to be subordinated to the foreign minister’s airs and graces and the will to confront Russia and China.

The experiment of „feminist foreign policy“ should be ended as soon as possible, and we had better return to patriarchal foreign policy as soon as possible: old white men representing countries with different interests sit down at a table and painstakingly search for diplomatic solutions, sound out and are willing to make concessions to their own maximum demands for compromises, which Ms. Baerbock does not do for feminist reasons.

The great role model of „our“ Foreign Minister Analena Baerbock is, by her own admission, the former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. She was in favor of the Iraq war and justified the many deaths, including countless children who died from poison gas, as „an acceptable price“ for asserting U.S. interests in the Middle East. What distinguishes Albright from Baerbock is that Albright was Secretary of State at the zenith of U.S. power. She could count on not being held accountable for her inhumane policies. With Annalena, however, things look different.

Germany and Old Europe are in decline and losing power and influence at a breathtaking pace.

While people in Germany no longer know how to survive the month, „our“ foreign minister is pursuing feminist, ideological policies and leading Germany into the worst period since World War II.

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