FROM MAD MADAM MERKEL TO SHUFFLING SCHOLZ
In case you haven't noticed, the American empire seems to be falling apart faster than a structure of Tinker Toys and Lincoln Logs. Much of that has to do with the misadministration of Bai Den Jo, but much with the corruption of the American bureaucracies, the enstupidation of the broader Amairikuhn "culture" and its edgymakayshunal institutions, and much of it with the previous administrations. If one graphs the enstupidation factors of previous administrations - and leaving out the Wilson and FDR episodes for convenience - one notices a distinct uptick beginning with Lyndon "the Baines" Johnson, and gradually increasing until it begins to approach the asymptotic limits under Bush the Stupid, Barack O'Bummer, and now Bai Den Jo, whose family resemblance to the Chinese Politburo is palpable and whose mumbling mangled English sounds increasingly like Mandarin.
Then there's Europe. Don't get me wrong. Europe has always been a mess, but over the past decade and a half we've seen the likes of Nicholas Sarkozy, Francois Hollande, and now Macron, a succession of non-entities in 10 Downing Street (really, the last one of any stature - love her or hate her - being Margaret Thatcher), and of course the presider over the dismantling of the German military, German sovereignty, and pretty much anything uniquely German in Europe or European in Germany, Mad Madame Merkel, whose faithful lap-poodle Lyin' Ursula von der Leyen now presides over the mess called the Europaische(r/s) Gruppenzusammenkommendungunarmungszweisamkeitsliebesfestbruderundschwesterngesellschaft (gotta be gender inclusive, even in German) .
The thing about the current European mess that makes it unique is that the mess cannot be blamed entirely on Europe or its Cast of Usual Players (France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Britain) but rather upon the swamp creatures across the Atlantic, who are largely responsible for the current mess, up to and including the mess in the Ukraine. (To show you just how bad a mess it is, it's making Austria-Hungary look like a well-oiled machine.)
So, the insanity in the Bundeskanzlei has been downgraded from Merkel Madness to the Scholz Shuffle, and interestingly enough, Herr Scholz's recent trip to Beijing may have been less about Beijing and more about Moscow, and the growing realization that it's not a good idea to increase tensions with the latter without a sanction-proof economy, and things like the Kaiserreichsheer or the Wehrmacht in one's hands to level the playing field a bit (article courtesy of W.G.):
The article, you'll note, turns on the more-than-coincidental resemblance between Swampington DC and the mediaeval Papacy:
A clause in the Papal Dictates provided the Pope with the authority to excommunicate whomever was “not at peace with the Roman Church.” Hudson sharply notes how US sanctions are the modern equivalent of excommunication.
The article conveniently misdates the third ecumenical council(it was 431 and not 435), and ignores the fact that the fourth ecumenical council (Chalcedon, 451) granted "equal privileges" to Constantinople, which never resulted in a "papal" system in the east, until very recently and the neo-papal claims of Constantinople vis-a-vis the Russian and American churches. But I digress.
The basic point remains true, and there for all to see: join Swampington's cult, adopt and agree with all tenets of its narrative, or suffer the consequences.
And oddly enough, it may be Germany that - once again - launches the Reformation, for behind all the Europosturing bluster, German businessmen have a different agenda in mind than the self-immolation of their country:
Solid German business sources completely contradict the “message” delivered by the German Council on Foreign Relations on the trip to China.
According to these sources, the Scholz caravan went to Beijing to essentially lay down the preparatory steps for working out a peace deal with Russia, with China as privileged messenger.
This is – literally – as explosive, geopolitically and geoeconomically, as it gets. As I pointed out in one of my previous columns, Berlin and Moscow were keeping a secret communication back channel – via business interlocutors – right to the minute the usual suspects, in desperation, decided to blow up the Nord Streams.
Cue to the now notorious SMS from Liz Truss’s iPhone to Little Tony Blinken, one minute after the explosions: “It’s done.”
There’s more: the Scholz caravan may be trying to start a long and convoluted process of eventually replacing the US with China as a key ally. One should never forget that the top BRI trade/connectivity terminal in the EU is Germany (the Ruhr valley).
According to one of the sources, “if this effort is successful, then Germany, China and Russia can ally themselves together and drive the US out of Europe.”
Another source provided the cherry on the cake: “Olaf Scholz is being accompanied on this trip by German industrialists who actually control Germany and are not going to sit back watching themselves being destroyed.”
Moscow knows very well what the imperial aim is when it comes to the EU reduced to the role of totally dominated – and deindustrialized – vassal, exercising zero sovereignty. The back channels after all are not lying in tatters on the bottom of the Baltic Sea. Additionally, China has not provided any hint that its massive trade with Germany and the EU is about to vanish.
And with that key word - de-industrialization - we have what may be the hidden key to this whole European mess, and Swampington's role in it. For years I've been warning that there is a quiet but very real economic war taking place between Berlin and Swampington. The USA would like nothing better than if its two biggest competitors in the West - Japan and Germany - would follow the globalist path of de-industrialization, but neither country seems interested. Indeed, as one regular reader of this website put it to me, the pressure on Europe that the USA is exerting seems to be as much about Germany as it is about the Ukraine, and the target seems to be German industry. We're watching, in other words, a "Morgenthau Plan", version 2.0 all over again. Morgenthau was, of course, Roosevelt's Secretary of the Treasury who drew up that outrageous plan for post-World-War II Germany which would have split the country into three countries, and de-industrialized all of them (and thus caused rampant genocidal-level death rates). If you've ever wanted to know why the Wehrmacht fought tooth-and-nail until the very day of its surrender and maintained its grizzly efficiency in the face of overwhelming Allied and Soviet material superiority, it's because Dr. Geobbels obtained a copy of the crazy plan, and publicized it throughout Germany: people threatened with complete extinction have a tendency to fight.
Morgenthau's plan was, thankfully, abandoned after the war, but not for any altruistic reason. Simply put, the western allies needed Germany to face the Soviet colossus.
Note that, because Russia is no longer a Soviet colossus, and whatever one may believe about it, does not really have any designs on Europe. So now Swampington has decided that it's finally time to bury the German manufacturing base...
... and the Germans are saying Nein!
This is not a development that will be concluded in a summit or two. It, like Shinzo Abe's diplomatic initiatives with the Russians, will be a long term development, and will survive the current occupant of the Bundeskanzlei.
What won't survive is the current system of alliances, not unless Swampington has a sharp, and long term, change of course. And if you were the Germans, or for that matter, the other European powers, you'd want to see a long-term commitment before making nice-nice with the USSA again.
Don't count on that happening any time soon, because as I've also been warning for some time, at the rate the USSA is going with its off-the-charts military and geopolitical insanity, soon its only allies will be countries like Andorra, Monaco, Lichtenstein, or San Marino.
Meanwhile, it's only a matter of time before the second German Reformation.
See you on the flip side...
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