Downfall: the empire’s destiny

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Downfall: the empire's destiny

I was recently introduced to “The Great Red Dragon,” by L. B. Woolfolk, published in 1890. In broad strokes, the book documents the takeover of the American economy by British banking interests. Their methods entailed periodically flooding the economy with credit and generating a boom. Then, when the bankers' nets were full and everyone was in debt, the bankers would abruptly withdraw credit. The practice was simply predatory.

The triggering event usually involved a high-profile bank failure, which would cause an economy-wide avalanche of bankruptcies. Large, politically connected banks would then take over choice businesses, farmland and real estate for pennies on the dollar. Within our lifetimes, the Lehman Brothers’ failure in 2008 would have been a typical example of this, but Covid pandemic response in 2020 served the same predatory purpose.


Boom, bust, rinse, repeat…

During the 19th century, US economy endured three major financial crashes: in 1837, 1857, and in 1873. Each crash triggered major economic depressions with mass-scale culling of smaller banks and other businesses. The collapse enabled the ruling oligarchy to consolidate monopolies over all the key industries.

The people and the press were suspicious enough to tag the winning tycoons of the era “robber barons,” but their attentions were usually distracted by frequent wars, including the Civil War (1861-1865). The 20th century opened with the crash of 1907 followed by World War I, then the crash of 1929 followed by 1930s depression, then World War II, and so on. During the recent decades, we seem to have sunk into a state of chronic economic crisis and permanent warfare.

This predatory system was engineered a long time ago and it defined Western civilization’s character over the past few centuries. Consider that the Bank of England (BOE) was established in 1694. Over the following century (from 1701 to 1815), England prosecuted 18 officially declared wars against her then rival power, France. In 1833 the Parliament passed the Bank of England Act, granting the BOE monopoly on issuing the legal tender money. Out of the remaining 67 years of the 19th century, Britain spent at least 32 years in recessions, depressions, bankruptcy or financial collapse including the 22-year long depression from 1873 to 1896.

It would appear that the sequence of booms and busts followed by major wars is a feature of Western-style "free market capitalist economy." How and why this happens is never properly explained nor understood, but somehow, it’s become our normal. Where explanations should be sought and offered we get shrugs and blank stares: "It's complicated..."

Sure. It's complicated, so let's not try too hard to understand it. Keep calm and carry on: get into debt, mortgage your property, enjoy some temporary prosperity, then struggle and go bankrupt. Then you may get to send your sons off to war. They’ll tell you which enemy to hate and you may resign yourself to the unfolding dystopia. We’ve always been at war with Eurasia. What could you possibly do?

It doesn’t have to be that way

But what if this hellish doom loop isn't inevitable? What if it was deliberately engineered to be that way by the ruling oligarchies for their own ends? Even if their methods may be hard to identify, we can at least acknowledge that China's 40-year development as a capitalist free market economy didn't include any economy-wide crashes nor wars. China even completely avoided the 1997 East Asian financial crash.

How perfidious of the CCP to insulate China from the crisis that capsized all of the Asian Tiger economies. But if China was able to build prosperity for 40+ years and lift 850 million of her people out of poverty without squandering the economy's precious resources on wars, why can't the West do the same? Why aren't all of western economists studying the Chinese model and learning how we could upgrade and improve our own? Instead of discussing this, we only get China bad, CCP bad, let's go to war!

Downfall: every empire’s ultimate destiny

To think that only some 30 years ago, the West had emerged victorious from the Cold War and its economic, political, military and even cultural power seemed unchallengeable. Some people even convinced themselves that we'd reached "the end of history." Others boldly announced the “New American Century,” proclaiming global "full spectrum dominance." But as history has shown again and again, the inevitable destiny of every empire is its ultimate downfall.

The bankers of the world

Perhaps the most powerful empire there ever was, and certainly the largest one by geographical extent, was the British Empire. From today's perspective it is hard to appreciate quite how dominant Great Britain was at its peak, and how unassailable its position in the world appeared. In "The Great Red Dragon," L. B. Woolfolk reproduced parts of a pamphlet he obtained in London in 1864. A few excerpts from that document follow:

"It is a remarkable position England occupies in the world. ... the British Isles are... the heart of the world - the center to which the thoughts and acts of men most generally tend and to and from which the streams of material life are ever flowing. ... England, commercially, holds in the world the same predominant position which the Eternal City held in the restricted era of the Roman empire. Our country is the chief goal of the highways of commerce. ... England furnishes employment to tens of millions of people in the uttermost parts of the earth. ...

The trade of England is ubiquitous. It penetrates to every part of the earth. Fully three-fourths of the exportable produce of every country is sent direct to England, and of the remaining one-fourth, the greater part is carried by English enterprise, and at English risk to the port of consumption. In like manner, almost every spot on the earth receives its foreign supplies from this country, or by the hands of English traders; and by means of English capital.

We are the manufacturers of the world. Every nation in the world except England may be called an agricultural country; ... few countries export much except raw produce; and the direct trade between the various countries of the world is very small. All trade through England; for what little goes direct from one country to another is generally on English account, carried by English enterprise, and with English capital.

We are the great carriers of the world. Thirty thousand ships sailing under the flag, or bearing the cargoes of England, are ever on the seas going and coming from all parts of the globe. ... We are the shipbuilders of the world; and own or have mortgages on every vessel afloat. The shipping in every foreign port either belongs to England or are employed by England with the exception of a few coasters. ...

We are the railway makers of the world: and the actual owners of the greater proportion of foreign railways. We carry the mails for the whole world. Strange as it may appear, even the letters from South America to North America have always passed through the London post office. ... No one can go from one part of the world to another without passing through England; so completely do we monopolize the whole passenger traffic. ...

We are the bankers of the whole world. If the North sends money to the South, or the East to the West, the money must be sent through London, there is no other way. ... We are the bullion dealers of the world: all gold and silver is brought direct to England in payment of debts due to us and then is redistributed by us in the shape of public and private loans. ... We have the lion's share in every mine. ... We are the great capitalists of the world. It may be truly said that there is not at any time any corner of the world in which Englishmen have not more or less pecuniary interest. ...

English capital performs the internal traffic of every country, and largely supplies the means of interior production. ... We are the annuitants of the world. We have loaned money to every government, and almost to every municipality. Every country has to pay large sums to the English as interest upon loans, amounting to many hundreds of millions [of pounds]. ... Nothing is too large and nothing is too small for English capital. ... The very waterworks of Berlin were constructed by the English, and are owned in England. So endless are the ramifications of British trade and enterprise, that... in fact more than half the world is mortgaged to England."

The conquest of America seemed irresistible…

Moolfolk elaborates the way London bankers came to control the bulk of American industries including oil, steel, shipping, railroads, mining, timber trade, real estate development, farming, as well as wholesale and retail trade. He cited an American banker who told him that,

"the money line... always has three points: the agent in the West, who loans the money; the intermediary in the East from whom he gets it; but the third point in the line is always London. There is where the money is coming from."

At the time the process appeared unstoppable: "If things go on as they are,” lamented Moolfolk, “in a few years more, the Money Power will have monopolized the retail traffic, as it has monopolized and is now monopolizing all the other branches of business in this country."

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… but their empire will still collapse

But even by the time “The Great Red Dragon” was published, British bankers’ colossal empire was already well past peak and had begun its irreversible decline. The gushing, self-congratulatory 1864 pamphlet about the unassailable British hegemony was a reflection of that era's groupthink about their own version of "full spectrum dominance" and the "end of history."

But then as now, as impressive as empires appear in their zenith, they are always unsustainable. The whole business model just simply doesn't work and without exception always leads to failure. Undeterred, our imperial oligarchies can’t seem to give up on their delusions of grandeur; they refuse to learn their history and won’t stop their destructive march of folly – probably until enough of us have said, enough already.


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Nayib Bukele, El Salvador's would-be dictator, re-elected president

7 February 2024

The fascistic president of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele was reelected for another five-year term in violation of the country’s constitution, but much else remains uncertain about Sunday’s general elections.

Two hours after the polls closed, Bukele announced that he had won and his party, New Ideas, had taken 58 of the 60 seats of Congress. But as of Wednesday, there were still no official results.


 

Nayib Bukele meets with the leadership of the Supreme Electoral Court of El Salvador, October 26, 2023 [Photo: Supreme Electoral Court]


On Monday, the electoral court announced that its software for preliminary counting crashed after recording 70 percent of votes for the Presidency and only 5 percent for Congress. As a result, it is manually counting 30 percent of the ballots for president and 100 percent of those for the legislature.

Then on Tuesday, the electoral authorities announced that three voting centers would be reopened on a future date in the US, where 2.5 million Salvadorans live, compared to 6.5 million in El Salvador, citing complaints that many did not get to vote. The far-right party Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA) has threatened to request the invalidation of the elections if this takes place.

Bukele has so far received 83 percent of the votes for the presidency, followed by Manuel Flores of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) with 6.95 percent and Joe Sánchez of ARENA with 6.15 percent. New Ideas is currently leading the congressional race with 61 percent of the votes.

The election took place under what was effectively martial law. A state of exception has been in place for 22 months, suspending the freedoms of association and assembly, due process, and other fundamental democratic rights. 

Having placed loyalists in the Constitutional Court and winning a super-majority in Congress in 2021, Bukele was allowed to name his private secretary Claudia Rodríguez as president for six months, pretending to respect the constitutional ban on consecutive terms. 

Enjoying free rein, the military and police have arrested more than 75,000 people, or 1 in every 45 adults. Currently, there are 110,000 people behind bars in overcrowded and inhumane conditions, including 40,000 in a new “Terrorism Confinement Center”—one of the largest prisons in the world.

At least 224 people have died in custody during the 22-month state of exception, according to the NGO Socorro Jurídico, amid numerous legal complaints of torture. 

El País reported recently on the case of Verónica Reyes, whose husband Roberto, a 38-year-old worker at a cooking oil company with no criminal record, was detained in December 2022 while buying groceries. While waiting for a hearing in 2025, Verónica sent him food and supplies every two weeks, but on January 27 she was notified that her husband had passed away.

Asked to identify him, she said, “I was looking at a body that died of starvation... When it was discovered, it was a skeleton.”


By accident or intentionally, the Bukele regime evokes a pronounced fascist esthetic. (Inmates in the new Terrorism Confinement Center, March 2023 [Photo: Office of the President of El Salvador])


Governments and politicians across Latin America, from the openly right-wing Daniel Noboa in Ecuador to the pseudo-left Xiomara Castro in Honduras, have openly embraced the political formula of Bukele’s hardline on organized crime. 

Bukele himself was in turn widely described as El Salvador’s Trump and was evidently inspired by the Hitler-emulating billionaire and his efforts to mobilize fascistic layers within the state apparatus and the lumpen middle class.

The Biden administration had declared in September 2021 that a reelection would undermine democracy in El Salvador, but Secretary of State Antony Blinken congratulated Bukele on Monday. Clearly, earlier criticisms had nothing to do with “democracy” or “human rights,” but were aimed against Bukele’s growing ties with China. 

While his balancing act with Beijing continues, a shift away from seeking Chinese credits to requesting an IMF loan and the exclusion of Chinese companies from the development of 5G telecommunications have led to a warming of ties with Washington. Bukele has also collaborated with the US on blocking migrants heading north.

Bukele is the descendant of a Palestinian bourgeois family, which developed a textile business in the 1970s that later grew into a major conglomerate. His father became a sponsor of the FMLN following the end of the civil war in 1992, when the former guerrillas handed in their weapons and took up seats in Congress as a right-wing bourgeois party. 

After dropping out of college and running the family businesses, Bukele entered politics and was elected mayor of Nuevo Cuscatlán in 2012 and then of the capital San Salvador as a candidate of the FMLN.

Having decided to run for the Presidency in 2017, internal scuffles led to his fortuitous expulsion from the party. Ever since, Bukele has capitalized above all by targeting the FMLN and its rival ARENA, the far-right party founded by the infamous army torturer Maj. Roberto D’Aubuisson. The two former enemies had shared power since 1992 and become extremely discredited as a result of their policies of social austerity, deals with gangs and corruption.

Two incidents from his first term sum up his political program. In February 2020, he led troops invading Congress to demand at gunpoint a loan for the military, while his fascistic hardline supporters rallied outside demanding the heads of legislators. 

Shortly after, in May 2020, he held an extraordinary meeting with El Salvador’s three richest oligarchs—Roberto Kriete, Ricardo Poma and now deceased Roberto Murray Meza—to draw up plans to let COVID-19 run rampant by “reopening” all workplaces. During the first two years of the ongoing pandemic, Bukele sacrificed the lives of 23,245 people to profits, according to excess death estimates.

While claiming to oppose the corrupt oligarchy, Bukele’s policies have all been tailored to serve its interests and those of its imperialist paymasters on Wall Street. The same handful of inbred families of the local aristocracy have long used the state for one purpose: to protect their wealth and power against the oppressed classes. The ruling elite used it to enslave the indigenous population into semi-feudal estates and armies in the early 1800s. Toward the end of the century, they expropriated peasants to exploit them in the rapidly expanding coffee plantations. 

Throughout the 20th century US imperialism and its junior partners in the coffee oligarchy crushed all opposition by installing a series of military dictators and set up death squads that massacred over 100,000 workers, peasants and youth between 1932 and 1992. 

In response to globalization, the oligarchy has only deepened its subordination to imperialism, after branching out as local administrators for multinational corporations and banks. The economy is heavily dependent upon the US market and remittances from migrants.  

Today, Bukele seemingly enjoys unlimited popularity due to an enormous reduction in gang activity like homicides and extortion. But this is merely a byproduct—and a tenuous one at best—of the establishment of a police state and dictatorial forms of rule. 

The ruling class in El Salvador and internationally support “Bukelismo” knowing they have no other answer than dictatorship to the deepening crisis of global capitalism and the emerging upsurge of the class struggle globally. 

Under Bukele, employment, education and healthcare have continued to deteriorate as poverty has risen. Foreign direct investment has not increased. A majority of exports to the US, generally clothing, are produced by about 60,000 workers in extremely oppressive sweatshops that have seen thousands of layoffs in the past two years. 

About three out of every 10 Salvadorans remains under the official poverty line, and seven out of 10 scrape by in the informal sector. The cost of basic goods rose 30 percent in three years, with real wages falling behind. Public spending stands at 22 percent of GDP, remaining one of the lowest rates in the region, and the IMF is demanding further cuts as a condition for a loan given a growing deficit. 

The molecular processes that will push Salvadoran workers into struggle against Bukele and to join their class brothers and sisters internationally in fighting social inequality, war and fascism are already far advanced. 

SOURCE: wsws.org


WSWS.org is a Trotskyist organization. While we find some of their dispatches, grounded, after all, in Marxist analysis, highly useful and cogent in explaining topics routinely disfigured or ignored by the capitalist media, TGP does not embrace the broader Trotskyist line disparaging Stalin and the Soviet Union, nor its denunciations of examples of "currently existing socialism" (i.e., Nicaragua, Cuba, the USSR, China, etc.) as "state capitalist", "bureaucratic", or simply "authoritarian" illegitimate regimes. all of which plays into the hands of imperialism.


ADDENDUM 2
Another backgrounder on the crisis in El Salvador comes from Jacobin magazine, dated 2.20.2020, (who itself republished it from NACLA), but still relevant to the current situation. Remember that our republication of this essay does not signify the endorsement of any analysis, unless so indicated.


El Salvador President Nayib Bukele Is Flirting With Fascism

As President Nayib Bukele challenges the key tenets of the peace accords in El Salvador, the stakes for the country’s nascent postwar democracy have never been higher.

February 19, 2020
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President Donald J. Trump participates in a bilateral meeting with El Salvador President Nayib Bukele Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 (Photo by The White House/Flickr)

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Craig Murray: The Drive for War

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Prime Minister Róbert Fico at the E.U. Parliament in Strasbourg in July 2016.” (European Parliament, Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND)

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The collective shrug with which the Western media and political class noted the attempted assassination of Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico has been telling.

Can you imagine the outrage and emotion that would have been expressed by Western powers if not Fico but a pro-Ukraine, anti-Russian leader within the EU had been attacked? The new orders for weapons that would have been presented to the arms manufacturers, the troops that would have been deployed, the sabres that would have been rattled?

Instead, we have the media telling us that Fico opposed sending arms to Ukraine and opposed threatening Russia. We are told he did not accept the mainstream narrative on Covid vaccinations. The media do not quite say he deserved to be shot, but they come very, very close.


There are now an ordered set of neoliberal beliefs to which anybody in a Western nation participating in public affairs must subscribe, or they are beyond the pale.

Not to subscribe to all of these beliefs makes you a “populist”, a “conspiracy theorist”, a “Putin puppet” or a “useful idiot”.

These are some of the “key beliefs”:

No. 1) Wealth is only created by a small number of ultra-wealthy capitalists on whom the employment of everybody else ultimately depends.
No. 2) The laws governing financial structures must therefore tend to concentrate wealth on these individuals, so that they may deploy it as they choose.
No. 3) State-created currency must only be concentrated in and distributed to private financial institutions.
No. 4) Public spending is always less efficient than private spending.
No. 5) Russia, China and Iran pose an existential threat to the West. That comprises both an economic threat and a physical, military threat.
No. 6) Colonialism was a boon to the world, bringing economic development, trade and education to people of inferior cultures.
No. 7) Islam is a threat to Western values and to world development.
No. 8) Israel is a necessary project for spreading Western values to the uncivilised Middle East.
No. 9) Security necessitates devoting very substantial resources to arms production and the waging of continual war.
No. 10) Nothing must threaten the military and arms industry interest. No battle against corruption or crime can override the need for the security military industrial complex to be completely unchallenged and internally supreme.


Dependent Orthodoxies

TikTok. (Solen Feyissa, Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0)


Within this architecture of belief, other orthodoxies hang dependent, such as the correct way to respond to a complex pandemic, or support for NATO and impunity for the security services. (Support for Israel is probably better portrayed as a dependent point, but with the subject of Gaza so prominent at the moment I have figuratively moved it into the main structure.)

Any deviation on any point of belief is a challenge to the entire system, and thus must be eradicated. You will note there is no room whatsoever, within this architecture of thought, for values like freedom of speech or freedom of assembly. They simply do not fit. Nor is it possible within this architecture to incorporate actual democracy, which would give people a choice of what to believe.

If you accept this architecture of thought, then you must argue that the genocide in Gaza is a good thing, and it threatens the entire structure if you state that it is not a good thing. That is why we have witnessed the spectacle of politicians defying and then repressing their own people, willing to place all of their political capital at the service of genocidal Zionism.

Words struggle to convey the horrors we have all seen from Gaza, and in no way does it lessen the terrible suffering nor the extent of the crime to observe that it has caused a major rift in the neoliberal belief system which cannot be hidden from the people.

Gaza has ramifications leading to questioning throughout the system. Why is Tik Tok being banned, to stop people getting information on Gaza? Why is it a problem that the platform is owned by China?

What has China done that makes it an enemy? China has no military designs on the West. Of recent purchases most of us have made of physical goods, a high proportion have come from China. Why is an important trade partner an “enemy”?

Why is Russia our enemy? The notion that the Russian army is going to land on the Wash is utterly implausible. The Russian state, over centuries and wildly differing regimes, has never had the slightest desire to invade the British Isles. In the U.K., under various governments, for almost three centuries charlatans have been claiming a threat of Russian invasion to justify higher defence expenditure.

Why the need to have “enemies” at all?


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Things to keep in mind...

Neo-Nazi ideology has become one of the main protagonists of political and social life in Ukraine since the 2014 coup d'état. Meanwhile, fascist ideology and blatant lies also permeate the consciousness of most people in the West. Those in the comfortable top 10%, the "PMCs" (Professional Managerial Class), are especially vulnerable. They support and disseminate such ideas. They are the executors of the actual ruling class' orders, those in the 0.001%, who remain largely invisible. The PMCs are the political class, the media whores, the top military brass, some people in academia, and the "national security/foreign policy" industry honchos. Push back against these unethical, contaminated people with the truth while you can.

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OBSCENE: Conference Of Big-Tech War Criminals Portray The Moral Vacuum Of America

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(Editor’s Note: I was a little shocked to see this piece in The Guardian, but — hey — good for them. The article is a devastating portrayal of the soulless corporate monsters running this country. They are, truly, the personification of Jewish intellectual and writer Hannah Arendt’s classic book ‘The Banality of Evil’. — Mark Taylor)


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I’ve written about relationships between tech companies and the militarybefore, so I shouldn’t have been surprised by anything I saw or heard at this conference. But when it ended, and I departed DC for home, it felt like my life force had been completely sucked out of my body.



I also went to a panel in Palantir’s booth titled Civilian Harm Mitigation. It was led by two “privacy and civil liberties engineers” – a young man and woman who spoke exclusively in monotone. They also used countless euphemisms for bombing and death. The woman described how Palantir’s Gaia map toollets users “nominate targets of interest” for “the target nomination process”. She meant it helps people choose which places get bombed.


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AND...where the US Government is at: LYING 24/7


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Things to keep in mind...

Neo-Nazi ideology has become one of the main protagonists of political and social life in Ukraine since the 2014 coup d'état. Meanwhile, fascist ideology and blatant lies also permeate the consciousness of most people in the West. Those in the comfortable top 10%, the "PMCs" (Professional Managerial Class), are especially vulnerable. They support and disseminate such ideas. They are the executors of the actual ruling class' orders, those in the 0.001%, who remain largely invisible. The PMCs are the political class, the media whores, the top military brass, some people in academia, and the "national security/foreign policy" industry honchos. Push back against these unethical, contaminated people with the truth while you can.

AND...where the US Government is at: LYING 24/7


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