BREXIT, BRITAIN, AND A RENEWED COMMONWEALTH: YES, BUT WHAT’S THE ...
Yesterday I outlined my hypothesis that Great Britain's next move after the BREXIT would be to revive the British Commonwealth of Nations and use it, and its position on China's Asia Infrastructure Development Bank, as a soft-power culture-power card to reshape the political and economic landscape of the West, and as I noted, that nation is toying with the idea of making the USA an "associate member," an idea that appears at least at present to have the ear of the Trump Administration.
But as I also stated at the end of yesterday's part one blog on this topic, such a revival would need a unifying "project," and that project, to my high octane speculation lights, appears to be provided in the second article on this topic, that was shared by Mr. S.D.:
UK scientists could soon fly into space and conduct medical experiments in zero gravity
The article contains a zinger - at least by my high octane speculation lights - in the opening paragraphs, mentioned almost in passing, as the focus of the rest of the article is about "medical experiments in zero gravity." This, as far as I am concerned, is a bit of fluffy noise to distract from what may be the real game plan:
British scientists could soon fly into space to conduct cutting edge medical experiments in zero gravity, thanks to new laws, which are slated to make way for a new era of scientific research. According to the UK Space Agency, the new regulations as well as funding will potentially see Britain constructing its very first spaceport by 2020.
"Laws paving the way for spaceports in the UK will allow experiments to be conducted in zero gravity which could help develop medicines," the space agency said in a statement. The construction of a spaceport would enable the UK to launch its own satellites and conduct "horizontal flights to the edge of space for scientific experiments".
I contend that this focus on space - a space port, no less - enabling "the UK to launch its own satellites and conduct 'horizontal flights to the edge of space'"(forget about that "scientific experiments part'), is the unifying project for that revivified space port.
From the standpoint of the emerging multipolar world, this makes geopolitical and financial sense, for Britain (and the Commonwealth) will need its own secure and independent financial clearing, and mutual sharing agreements on a whole host of electronic information sharing are already in place among the Commonwealth nations, and with the USA.
The mention of a commercial and financial aspect to all of this is worth pondering a bit further: a sustainable "space port" would tax that nation's economy in the short run, but with the participation of Canada, Australia, New Zealand and perhaps even India in some form of fashion, those costs could be diffused and all would gain long term benefits. The second factor here is the growing commercialization in space. As readers of this website are aware, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg has already passed legislation similar to American laws recently passed allowing corporations to keep the profits of whatever they "find and mine" out in space, and I strongly suspect that similar bills will work their way through the parliaments of the Commonwealth countries. Indeed, if this is that "unifying project", one should expect a great degree of coordination in the wording of any putative bills in those nations.
And if that happens, then of course it's an indicator that this is, indeed, the project that will take center stage in any efforts for Commonwealth revivification; and it's essentially a win-win for those countries - Australia and Canada chief among them - that have the technological sophistication along with the United Kingdom itself to make it work.
As always, time will tell if this reading of these articles and events is correct.
See you on the flip side...
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Privatize the profits
Socialize the costs.
Public, enemy #1[public power] is going to get no piece of the space pie.[all being divvied up by the Private Power syndicate. Sadly, this ad infinitum socio-economic system, at its core, is the casual factor in man’s inhumanity to man. Now these Alice In Wonderland Duchesses[The More Fore You, The Less For Me] are bringing this down the rabbit hole magick doublespeak manna,
to infinity and beyond.
Wagery continues[wage slavery] in space;
people continually paid to surrender freedom.
“Your comment is awaiting moderation.” Too close to the bone?
goshawks – March 6, 2017 at 3:04 pm.
Look forward to reading it,
as I do all your comments.
I do fell an affinity to someone who gets as many, if not more moderations[using non moderated words for what’s really behind this internet commercialization modus operandi].
In the macro picture, I think that the PTB have come to the conclusion that their zero-sum game on Earth is about over. Several economic authors have noted that the steadily-rising quantity of world debt (due to interest rates) has become unsustainable for all.
There are basically three ways out: implosion, debt jubilee, or ‘explosion’ (expanding the game board). A worldwide economic-implosion might also take-out the PTB, so that is not a desired option. (Patagonia and New Zealand seem like TPTB refugee-points, if that occurs.) A worldwide debt-jubilee would set a ‘negative’ precedent for the PTB’s power, so a similar response. That leaves expanding the (still zero sum, in their eyes) game board into space…
The third ‘scenario’ gives the upcoming NASA mission to 16 Psyche – a mysterious, metal-rich asteroid that may be a planet/planetoid’s core – a new ‘twist’. Plant the flag first, so to speak. Perhaps even include the almost-done NASA mission to Ceres, now thought to be a fabulous water resource…
Switzerland has been a mega-center of TPTB since at least 1100s, when the Knights Templar ‘united’ the country and (re)established the international-banking industry in the ‘boondocks’. I note how it was untouched during WWI and WWII, despite having no effective military. (“Neutrality” was/is the cover story.) Curious, that…
Switzerland would be seriously-effected by radiation during any ‘exchange’ between East and West, unlike the local-action during WWII. I don’t think that TPTB will let that happen to its ‘home territory’. However, it is possible that the higher PTB are just playing the lower-ranking Swiss as ‘useful idiots’ to be sacrificed to their ‘gods’…
An arranged depopulation event?
[Where a Cortez gets the gold against all odds]
I am still curious how Cortez and his small number of Spanish troops got-away from the Aztec capital (a BIG city), after killing Montezuma and seriously p.o.ing the populace. This ‘withdrawal’ occurred before the epidemic took hold. Without some form of ‘outside’ intervention, they should have been overwhelmed along the causeways, and their last-sight would have been an Aztec ‘priest’ holding their hearts…
Great, another excuse to hike up taxes. As usual the public will foot the bill whilst the profits are corporatised.
what’s left of the British Empire continues to try to exert its influence; unfortunately there are several factions out there who continue to support this British Empire insanity; when will they finally disappear?-
Larry in Germany
This means the trade wars of the last five hundred years on Earth will be transferred to space. Along with colonialism slavery protection rackets The Expanse anyone.
If I was Trump I would release all the secret spacefaring technology and the intel on the Earthlike planet in a nearby solar system inhabited by primitive humanoids. I would build a fleet of space ships before the British, China, or EU does and go claim this new world and all its resources for the USA to make it great again. I would even make the natives of this new world pay for all this by augmenting their DNA with some of ours so they would be intelligent enough to mine their world of precious resources. (Chiefly gold so we can put it in our atmosphere to reflect some of the Sun’s rays to prevent more global warming) If we don’t hurry the revived British Empire might beat us to it with their newly formed East Indies Space Trade Company. You just know something like this is really what the British Monarchy has up their sleeve by recreating the British Common Wealth to pool their resources together for such a venture to build a space port..
Roger, great post. You are joining the ranks of VB and Basta (and others) for sly, humorous, and insightful comments.
Fantastic Roger – love the DNA splicing gold mining hole in the sky.. I often wondered at the similarities between what happened 430 000 years ago and now..
Marcos, great analogy with “The Expanse.” Predictive warning in the usual fashion from TPTB?
Loved this series.
Season 2 started in February of this year.
It seems the Brits intend to harvest the US for its advanced technology and anticipate Boris Yeltsin Trump will break down those barriers for them. Perhaps they will assist Trump covertly in really penetrating the source of the truly advanced technology hidden inside the Deep State. And why will Trump do this for the Brits? Because they will offer him some honorary title, like Earl or Lord, and Trump will be hypnotized. Possibly even a secret lordship over the United States (Of the British Crown). They may even give him and his family glowing praise in the tabloids as an added bauble. The Brits will cleverly work this megalomaniac until the US has been gutted and technological superiority is gone and all is left is the festering corpse, to be picked over by the rest of the world, like a dead man who gets ransacked for his valuables by so called friends and neighbors before the coroner arrives to announce him dead.