by King (30.6.09)
The first half of the year 2009 is over at midnight. Time to draw up a balance sheet for these crazy six months.
It began with the USans giving themselves a new clone President in darker tones and celebrating their firm grip over “democracy”. Actually, they’d have done better to fill their streets in honest protest, but USans are slower than most to catch on. Besides the CIA-Mossy boys were busy elsewhere.
The wars against the Muslims dragged on, with a new twist: Pakistan under its latest president Zardari started hitting out against its own people right, left and centre. The army obeyed practically every dictate coming out from the puppet governing circles and the Valley of Swat found itself haemorrhaged of its population. How after sixty years of being a west stooge, eyes haven’t opened, is one of the mysteries of history. Iraq ended the period with the proclamation of a “National Sovereignty Day” which should mean something apparently. US forces are out of Iraqi towns, if the propaganda is to be believed. But each one is free to interpret this state of affairs as they like. Grim-faced Afghanistan carried on its deadly work.
For west economy, the chips were down, except in the case of the magnificently manipulated stockmarket, which has even climbed back to past levels, convincing westerners that all is well in the world of luxury they inhabit. Coupled with the Madox 150-year sentence for fraud, the vast majority are now looking forward to better times.
And what of the Freeworld, anything worth reporting there? On the whole, no, on the basis of the meagre information we have. BRIC and SCO meetings ended without anything of great interest transpiring. China and Russia have both adopted the snail policy: move at a crawl and never give the impression you may have something more impressive than platitudes up your sleeve. And Russia is even in the process of patching up relations with NATO.
But proxy North Korea did make a move of sorts by testing its bomb and missiles, much to the dismay of the decrepit west and its myriad client states.
Electoral shenanigans deeply marked the present period. The first of the Twitter Revs broke out in Moldova. The furore died down pretty fast, although the Moldovan Parliament still hasn’t managed to elect a president to lead the country. But at least it’s dropped out of the controlled news. In June, then, CIA and Mossy messed up the elections in Iran with the help of $400 million earmarked by the US govt for this purpose. That story, though settled now, will be dragged out for a while longer by the powers that be. As though disgusted with failure, those same powers have now turned their attention to Honduras where President Manuel Zelaya finds himself destituted and exiled in a thrillingly familiar west coup.
Two planes went down, both Airbuses. One wonders why. Michael Jackson died. Again one wonders whether assassination-prone west had a hand in it. And on the back burner still, the ultimate WMD: population cull through the Swine Pest scare and disease-spreading inoculations. A new twist to this is taking China as an example and slapping a birth tax-fine on people who dare to reproduce. A global green tax (to fund world government?) is also in the offing.
And how will the second-half of the year go? All the signs seem to point to fresh turmoil, if not exactly warfare, in SouthAm and the Koreas. The Muslims will get their breathing space, the Eunuchs their Lisbon. Africa will not figure much in our daily news. Everything happening on that continent does so behind a veil of secrecy.
We expect further electoral trouble in places with approaching elections. Germany comes to mind. UK might follow, as techniques are honed and freedom and democracy, if ever they existed beyond the level of simple illusion, get the boot.
Mayhem among the USans within the next three months has been predicted as California and fellow-states go bankrupt one after the other. And the economy in general will continue to shrivel until even our professional liar optimists are forced to recognise that the days of top-power west have indeed come to be numbered.