by jay Janson
The economic rise of China and indeed the whole of what is condescending referred to as developing economies, which are growing at a faster rate than the economies of the developed nations of the First World,has been written about for more than a decade, e.g. The Economist Magazine in 2007,  e.g. When China Rules the World -The End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order by Martin Jacques, 2009; e.g. Nobel Prize in Economics, Joseph Stiglitz referring to our present century as “The Chinese Century;” e.g. China Rising – Capitalist Roads Socialist Destinations, by Jeff Brown, 2015.
If we peoples historians are aware of this, the investment analysts of the wealthiest investors would have to be even more so keenly aware of changing future economic conditions. It’s for certain that at least some high tech research calculating investment advisors see this future yawning.
In July of 2016, OpEdNews, US, Countercurrents, India, and Minority Perspective, UK, published Economic Hegemony Loss to China Looming! Powerful Investors Have Trump Call for an About Face The title reflected something that the author thought was logical if not at times noticeable.
The author surmised that the 2016 media managed US election process seemed a playing out in public of indecision within the rich one tenth of one percent, who rule America and much of the world, indecision over whether to switch to less profitable investing in their home base America, or to continue wildly enriching themselves, heavily investing in the much higher profit rendering low wage economies of the rest of the world, thereby accelerating forward the arrival of the time when those Third World nations led by China will overtake the US and Europe in economic and political power and demand equity.
Boisterous billionaire Republican candidate Donald Trump seemed to have been designated by a forward thinking substantial group of investors to present a demand that government force America’s wealth controlling deep-pockets to invest in a United States suffering from neglect, rather than continue to promote investing more profitably in the low wage economies of developing nations regardless of the consequences of speeding up development of future contenders for world power. The handwriting is on the wall that reads ‘pale skin folks will not keep power over six times as many folks of color toned skin for all that much longer. The willingness of humanity to continue to accept the white world’s profitable investments in genocide will end when enough economic power shifts from Europeans, and their descendant nations, to the six sevenths of humanity they have plundered. Realizing this, a block of important investors within the 1/10th of 1% who rule America have been in fraternal confrontation with the war establishment and its CIA-fed media pushing for investment in the neglected US instead of in the low wage 3rd World that China will soon lead
The more perspicacious among them must be thinking logically, ‘Better begin investing in our home countries and see that the world power shift coming to overtake us comes later rather than sooner, while we make our economies better able to deal with the inevitable change in world leadership.’
However, it is obvious that a much more substantial and powerful faction of the important investors ruling the US and much of the world have their investments so heavily weighted in the super lucrative military industrial complex, that they must desperately count on the West’s overkill military dominance to assure Western control of the world far into the foreseeable future. Investors locked into the financial-industrial-military complex must surely be more powerful than investors, whose portfolios are weighted in production, trade and acquisitions. A glance at our vastly over militarized world, continuing massively destructive wars and steady impoverishment of half of mankind would seem to be sufficient to assume the primacy of investments in the profitable but criminal use of the Armed Forces, CIA and CIA-controlled US mainstream media.
Since predatory investments go hand in hand with bombings and invasions, the Military Industrial Complex faction had to be virulently opposed to forcing investors to invest in the USA, as Trump had been trumpeting to an ever widening audience, ergo the wild efforts of its CIA controlled newscasters, commentators and talk shows to denigrate Trump in whatever desperate method possible for his rocking the wars industry’s boat containing trillions of dollars invested in future military conflict.
After Trump was elected, CIA-fed US mainstream media put out an amazing amount of talk of assassination and about how Trump was keeping his own bodyguards. Since the Helsinki Summit, US media, with one exception, has again promoted in a calculated frenzy, a climate of pending violence threatening President Trump for having talked too peacefully with his Russian counterpart President Vladimir Putin.
That exception being FOX, which with its three TV channels and other media, is defending Trump and has been doing so even before his election. The CIA, which has controlled all US major media and most of all Western media since its Operation Mockingbird in the early 1950s, must be allowing FOX to do so.
We have heard guests interviewed on FOX Channel, like retired US Army Colonel, author and consultant, Douglas Macgregor referring to themselves as adhering to the nationalist faction supporting President Trump ‘because the president is confronting ultimately disastrous internationalist foreign policies.’
This deviation of FOX channels from the usual monolithic propagandistic reporting on foreign policy and foreign events by all the other giant news and entertainment conglomerates is striking. (Of course, FOX is still in unison the rest of criminal mainstream media when it comes to programming ‘patriotic’ pride in all past US military action no matter their never mentioned lawless and genocidal nature.)
In promoting military confrontation with Russia, deep state media as well as FOX, continue to put out some imbecilic phony baloney about American democracy being attacked and undermined by the Russians. Anyone with half and education knows that the USA is not a democracy, but a plutocracy, and a malevolent neocolonial imperialist racist genocidal one at that. Online dictionaries define ‘plutocracy’ as government by the wealthy, a country or society governed by the wealthy, a government or state in which the wealthy class rules, an elite or ruling class of people whose power derives from their wealth.
In 2018, the ruling US plutocracy does not appear to be a united one since it has two media outlets arguing and a president that seems to be beholden to two competing factions on Wall Street.
That all US presidents must be wary of behavior which endangers the mega enormous investments of the ruling class (maybe best keep in mind what happened to Presidents Kennedy, Lincoln and Garfield), could explain Trump’s seemingly erratic behavior, for example, pleasing the internationalist war faction in bombing Yemen, keeping the attempt to overthrow the Syrian government going, firing missiles at Damascus over an obvious false flagged claim of a gas attack, threatening Iran and Latin America, yet on the other hand playing to the nationalist faction by displaying friendly intentions with the leaders of long designated enemy nations North Korea and Russia and upsetting the internationalist establishment’s free trade treaties. Did Trump force through a imponderably enormous raise in the military budget with mammoth expenditure for new nuclear weapons to make himself feel safe from harm from the Military Industrial Complex? Did going public with questioning his advisors in obvious baby talk, “Why don’t we just invade Venezuela,” have the same purpose of ingratiating himself with the war establishment, as was his appointment of freaky John Bolton, whose advice he probably does not plan to take? (Bolton’s simpleminded uncouth manner seems to have been actually helpful up to now in getting himself sidelined.)
The theater of Trump’s bumptious behavior is taking place in front of a brutal set of powerful alien-like investors on Wall Street, rabid monsters who gave the world the Somali, Iraqi, Libyan, Syrian, Yemeni and South Sudan genocides and a bloody permanent racist occupation of Afghanistan, just as their elders and some of their parents gave the world the genocides surpassing the Holocaust in Korea, Congo, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Central America.
But nothing in this world is absolute, and some considerable number within this powerful investor elite, concerned for their own skin in an uncertain future, might even have realistically accepted that Chinese civilization will ultimately replace the present American-led crazed speculative-banking-driven genocidal white folks neocolonial power plundering of much of the rest of humanity. It doesn’t seem credible that all wealthy and powerful Americans have become comfortably inured to the massive taking of lives and deadly impoverishment of hundreds of millions of other human beings during their criminal capital acquisitions. Wealthy criminals, even when insane are not stupid.With China’s rise as a world power making itself more noticeable month by month, economic might has begun to loom more and more important than military might. After all, bigger money buys bigger guns and the biggest money will always buy the most of anything necessary. Equally important, one can suppose all investors are aware of a predicted future in which China and not the US will be most influential if not controlling critical world institutions including the United Nations and its courts.
But a greater number of investors in weapons must be in denial, unwilling to accept a probable future fall in value of those up to now lucrative investments in widespread death and destruction. The ubiquitous media of the genocidal gangsters on Wall Street vilifying Trump is nothing new. Let us remind ourselves of the vilification during the election campaign. Trump astoundingly voiced some devastating truths about US leaders in war and government war policies, though balanced off with Trump lies and rabid statements about Cuba and Latin America for the ears of the Florida electorate and even more rabid statements about Iran, most likely to cover his back from the dangerous Israelis.
Consider, how pugnacious and egotistically sure of himself Trump was blisteringly denouncing America’s household-word famous war establishment celebrities. He must have had or at least sensed great support while having a field day hammering in cutting remarks in ridicule of his own party’s folk heroes, their policies and their “80% lying media.”
Let us remember what braggart candidate Trump was confidently proclaiming during his election campaign. Trump, with wars promoting media either ridiculing him or making a blatant over the top show of frightened opposition, had been maintaining among other things that the five trillion dollars spent on wars for regime change in the Middle East should have been spent in the US rebuilding its infrastructure; that NATO is obsolete; that the US should seek friendship with China and Russia; that he likes Xi Jinping and Putin, (America’s perennial and sacrosanct mortal enemies!) and would get along fine with them. Trump called the last two term Republican President, George Bush, a liar for having lied about Iraq having weapons of mass destruction and voiced suspicion about the 9/11 attack that happened so easily on Bush’s watch. Trump disputed hailing Senator John McCain, 2008 Republican presidential candidate, a hero for having been shot down in Vietnam, and condemned and ridiculed eighty percent of media’s reporters and commentators as pathetic liars (which comes to the what is in reality that hundred percent, who are willing to preposterously describe America’s running crimes against humanity as heroic deeds in defense of American freedom). Trump had asked, “why must the United States lead the world everywhere on the globe and play the role of the world’s policeman, now for example in Ukraine? “Trump asked, “why does the United States always pursue regime changes – Iraq, Libya, Ukraine, and now it wants a regime change in Syria, Damascus, when the result is disaster.” This wholesale attack on the war establishment was astonishing.
(Of course, though Trump might have seemed to have been reproaching ruling investors for the costly death and destruction of regime change wars, Trump was careful never to awaken sympathy for the innocent millions of victims of US firepower, as he religiously emoted praise for the Americans who had blasted away with that fire power and now were veterans summa cum laude.)
Before Trump, with backing from we know not where, inserted doubts about the rational for US deadly and devastating foreign policy, mass media had been dutifully preparing the public for war with Russia, China and Iran. Even anti-imperialist journalists had been predicting doom – inescapable world war.
Since investors in outrageously murderous criminal ventures have had their co-criminal wars-heralding media convince Mr. and Mrs. America to see US perpetrated genocide after genocide as perfectly acceptable, even praiseworthy, at first, media sought to ridicule Trump’s anti-war pro peace posture, but then, perhaps noticing public appeal for it, changed tactics to putting a cap on the public being aware of Trump’s less belligerent foreign policy, and opened up a barrage of coverage of Trump the racist and sexist, the latter being helped by extremely boorish and distasteful revelations.
Mainstream media continues to capture public attention by putting overwhelmingly intense focus on the president, as it has with every US president for as long as this writer can remember, portraying him as some sort of emperor whose every whim can translate into his ordering bombings, military invasions, covert violence or ordering its halt of his own free will, never minding that it could adversely affect the trillions of dollars of investments of the plutocrats who rule and misrule the nation and a good deal of the world. Trump playing an egomaniac role, feeds this false portrayal of a presidents personal power and has everyone guessing and awaiting in suspense for his next utterance, which will be super highlighted by a cartel of news and entertainment conglomerates.
Thus, a media of entertainment and insanity constantly drumming up attention on the president successfully concentrates public attention away from the reality of a genocidal US plutocracy, burying away its horrific crimes against humanity in poor countries and distracting attention from its present mass murderous destruction of seven countries in the cradle of human civilization to the detriment of the future of all humanity. The rest of the world more or less accepts the far reaching Western media portrayal of the president as the most powerful person in the world, a kind of elected king, and this covers well the behind the scenes devilish and maniacal machinations of the rulers of the USA plutocracy – not a kingdom, but an empire, seeding death and destruction without an emperor.
In 1933, America’s last aristocratic wealthy real insider President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, lamented his lack of power in a note to a confidant as follows: “You and I know that a financial element in the centers of power has owned this government since the days of Andrew Jackson.” (Jackson was president a hundred years earlier). FDR using the phrase “you and I know” indicates something obvious, but only obvious to insiders.
FDR said the government was owned by a “financial element.” Why wouldn’t that “financial element” of Wall Street oligarchs own the president and vice president? They own the vast majority of the members of the Congress that is the Legislative Branch, the vast majority of judges of the Judicial Branch. They not only own the two elected officers of the Executive Branch, but get to force the choice of appointed cabinet members and presidential advisors, like for instance, David Rockefeller’s henchmen, the Dulles brothers, Kissinger and Brzezinski.
Eisenhower is a salient example. During the very last hour of his presidency, perhaps for having a guilty conscience, he warned against “undo influence of the Military Industrial Complex” which likable ‘Ike’ had dutifully obeyed for eight years, ordering the bombing of tiny Laos; the overthrow a first democratic president of latifundista impoverished and U.S. exploited Guatemala; the assassination of the popular Patrice Lumumba, first elected president of a Congo freed from the most horrific colonial enslavement by Belgium; blocking the all-Vietnam elections called for in the Geneva Peace Accord after the defeat of the French Colonial Army US ally, thus blocking W.W. II hero communist Ho Chi Minh; ordering and overseeing the preparations to have the CIA invade Cuba with clandestine U.S. air cover and not confronting the establishment military on first use of nuclear weapons.
Since that “financial element” that owns the government also has owned the media as Einstein deplored even before Operation Mockingbird was completed, a US president can be either denigrated arbitrarily for something he has no power over or given credit for something accomplished during his administration that more powerful forces had seen to, as in the case of Nixon given credit for opening trade with China, concluded by David Rockefeller and his Chase Bank with his man Henry Kissinger negotiating the political arrangements. Eisenhower’s ordered crimes against humanity and crimes against peace were, and still are, portrayed as permissible heroic deeds against the evil international force of communism.
We are supposed to credit, or criticize, Obama for his agreeing to the transfer of a near trillion dollars over to bankers on Wall Street, and be impressed, or mortified, that he, Obama, saw to the criminal destruction of beautiful and prosperous Libya.
Do the tycoons within that ruling “financial element,” not think it quaint that the world thinks mentally challenged President Bush junior was in charge of invading whenever and wherever he wished? Likewise hapless Bill Clinton, about whom media had us all wondering where his penis had been or not been, never mind the truth about important things like starvation in Haiti caused by policies credited to Clinton.
The social scientists and historians of tomorrow will eventually be able to sort out what was happening within that “financial element in the centers of power” while the world was a captive audience watching the wide swings in policy of a president Trump, who to this writer seems to be theatrically walking a tight rope to avoid a unsafe landing in the midst of some frightened confusion about the future of the world and the fall of the American empire.
Even if a renegade faction among the monstrous killing machine that is Wall Street be bringing about some change, the cohesion among long time mass murderers is greater than any dissension.
According to CNN, following Trump’s surprise victory, Condoleezza Rice, Robert Gates and James Baker during conversations with Vice President Pence, played a crucial role in convincing Trump’s team to select Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State. This speaks to the charade of presidential power that the decision as to who will be secretary of state can remain the same whichever gang occupies the White House. Likewise, was it Obama’s choice to reappoint the entire Bush administration war cabinet of Robert Gates, Richard Holbrooke, John Negroponte, keeping Bzrezinski and Kissinger as advisors?
Less than two months into Trump’s presidency, CNN reported:
Washington (CNN), March, 2017, “President Donald Trump met Friday with an unlikely guest, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, the former top administration official under President George W. Bush met Trump in the Oval Office after first sitting down with Vice President Mike Pence. Trump’s head-to-head Friday with Rice, their first publicly known meeting, follows Trump’s repeated criticism on the campaign trail of the Iraq War and the neoconservative thinking that mired the US in the trillion-dollar war. Rice, who at the time of the invasion was Bush’s national security adviser, was a chief architect and proponent of the Iraq War, arguing publicly — and ultimately erroneously — that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. Trump had repeatedly slammed Bush and his top officials for pushing the US into the Iraq War, arguing it was based on lies.”
They met after Trump won the election, but we imagine genocidal insider Rice was holding all the cards in her hand.
Wonder if tough insider Rice found it necessary to make any offers that Trump couldn’t refuse.
Emerging vs developed economies Power shift Aug 4th 2011, by The Economist online (charts, graphs) REAL GDP in most rich economies is still below its level at the end of 2007. In contrast, emerging economies’ output has jumped by almost 20% over the same period. The rich world’s woes have clearly hastened the shift in global economic power towards the emerging markets. But exactly how big are emerging economies compared with the old developed world? This chart looks at a wide range of indicators: ” The combined output of the emerging world accounted for 38% of world GDP (at market exchange rates) in 2010, twice its share in 1990. If GDP is instead measured at purchasing-power parity, emerging economies overtook the developed world in 2008 and are likely to reach 54% of world GDP this year. They now account for over half of the global consumption of most commodities, world exports, and inflows of foreign direct investment. Emerging economies also account for 46% of world retail sales, 52% of all purchases of motor vehicles and 82% of mobile phone subscriptions. They still punch well below their weight in commerce and finance, but they are catching up fast. Almost a quarter of the Fortune Global 500 firms come from emerging markets; in 1995 it was only 4%. The chart below shows more detail of how the economic clout of emerging economies has risen over time: NOTE: Our definition of developed economies based on 1990 data: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States. http://www.economist.com/blogs/dailychart/2011/08/emerging-vs-developed-economies
Mockingbird was a secret operation by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to influence media. Begun in the 1950s, organization recruited leading American journalists into a network to help present the CIA’s views, and funded some student and cultural organizations, and magazines as fronts and also worked to influence foreign media and political campaigns. After 1953, Operation Mockingbird had major influence over 25 newspapers and wire agencies. The usual methodology was placing reports developed from intelligence provided by the CIA to witting or unwitting reporters. Those reports would then be repeated or cited by the preceding reporters which in turn would then be cited throughout the media wire services. These networks were run by people with well-known pro-American big business and anti-communist views.
The CIA currently maintains a network of individuals around the world who attempt to influence opinion through the use of covert propaganda, and provide direct access to a large amount of newspapers and periodicals, scores of press services and news agencies, radio and television stations, commercial book publishers, and other foreign media outlets.”
After leaving The Washington Post in 1977, Carl Bernstein spent six months looking at the relationship of the CIA and the press during the Cold War years. > http://www.carlbernstein.com/magazine_cia_and_media.php
Oct 2, 2015 – For those unfamiliar, Operation Mockingbird was a CIA operation began as the Cold War ramped up in the 1950’s. In an attempt to gather … > http://thefreethoughtproject.com/feds-exposed-planting-talking-points-questions-60-minutes-episode-wikileaks/
Why can’t the U.S. just invade Venezuela? U.S. official says Trump stunned security aides with question Associated Press
The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the larger centers has owned the Government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson — and I am not wholly excepting the Administration of W. W. The country is going through a repetition of Jackson’s fight with the Bank of the United States — only on a far bigger and broader basis.
“Under existing conditions, private capitalists inevitably control, directly or indirectly, the main sources of information (press, radio, education). It is thus extremely difficult, and indeed in most cases quite impossible, for the individual citizen to come to objective conclusions and to make intelligent use of his political rights.” – Albert Einstein, Essays in Humanism
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