In an interview with the newspaper "Neva time" we talked about modern politics, finance and stories.
“Recently, politicians and experts are increasingly saying that the world economy has come out of the crisis and is on the road to recovery. Is it true? Let's remember the story: the orchestra played on Titanic until the sinking ship disappeared under water Therefore, you should not believe the shaman spells of official economists and the Western media, but your own eyes.
Just look at the basic things. Remember how the US dollar was 15 – 20 years ago? It was a real lump, not subject to neither time nor inflation! But today you do not buy for a hundred dollars what you could buy for the same amount ten years ago. And why? We are told that prices have jumped up. But the real reason is that the dollar has fallen in price, and it has fallen substantially. After all, if you recalculate the value of real estate in gold, it turns out that in the "gold equivalent" of an apartment in St. Petersburg and Moscow even cheaper ...
Speaking about the state of the world economy, experts like to juggle with complex words. However, the essence is actually very simple: the financial elite of the West, which creates money from the air, printing unsecured dollars and euros, has exceeded its limits. Today, there is a tremendous amount of money in the world, but there are no more benefits. As a result, money starts to depreciate rapidly. But those who inflate these “soap bubbles” cannot allow the process to gain momentum further. Otherwise, their method of ruling over the planet by creating money from the air will be destroyed at the root.
How to be in this situation? The financial authorities of the West are trying with all their might to restrain the increase in the money supply so that the money remains “expensive”. But, on the other hand, in this case they will have to significantly reduce the consumption of the population. After all, today almost all the money is spent on maintaining a high standard of living in the countries of the “golden billion” and creating more and more new consumer mirages. Of course, there are military and other items of expenditure, but in general, the structure looks like this. The result is a vicious circle - to reduce the amount of money, you need to moderate the consumer habits of the population. But, as soon as this happens, the veil of the people that “various” progressive media have “put on” is removed from the people. It is very difficult to explain to people that all is well and then it will only be better when their income decreases and the standard of living falls.
A peaceful way out of this impasse is difficult, long and thorny. Therefore, the financial elite of the world is beginning to lean towards another way of getting rid of the current difficulties, to which humanity has already resorted, this is a global war. Several times the ruling circles of the planet solved the problem of unemployment and falling living standards by provoking large-scale hostilities. As a result, the Gordian knot was cut with one blow.
Due to armed conflicts, the number of unemployed was reduced due to combat losses, and the fall in living standards was attributed to the complexities of wartime. In the eyes of ordinary people, the situation looked as if it was not an economic system that contained fundamental flaws, but “objective circumstances” caused a series of disasters.
Today, it seems that after the First and Second World Wars, we are again approaching the line when a global world war is necessary for elite groups that issue the dollar and the euro. Please note that large-scale armed conflicts are being actively provoked in various parts of the world today. The aggravation of the situation around Syria is a vivid example.
However, global conflicts are not organized at the click of a finger for several months. If we recall the middle of the XX century, the hot spots, which then actually merged into the Second World War, flared up at the very beginning of the 1930's. At the beginning of the 1930s, Japan attacked China, and Italy occupied Abyssinia (present-day Ethiopia) around the same time. The Arab Spring, which began in the 2011 year, is also a kind of starting point. Add to this date ten years - and we get 2021 year. Naturally, all forecasts are conditional, but is it possible that by chance the program of re-equipment of the Russian army was calculated just before 2020? And in the speeches of world-class politicians, including President Vladimir Putin, statements about the destabilization of the world situation did not appear to be witty.
Do not repeat mistakes made in 1917
By and large, nothing new in the world is happening today. Consider whether Russia knew such periods in its history, when we had a cloudless blue sky over our heads, and only good neighbors around us? Yes, this has never happened! Our country constantly fought, reflecting aggression after aggression. Russian troops, as a rule, appeared in Europe in response to wars of conquest by various Western states. Of course, armed conflicts with our participation occurred in Asia, but much less often. If the western countries have attacked us from century to century, then the same China, which has always been overcrowded, behaved and behaves not like an example more peacefully. Therefore, I consider all the talk about the “yellow threat” to be nothing more than propaganda aimed at confusing us with Beijing to the delight of the American “partners.”
Today, the main external threat to Russia is the Arab revolutions and the chaos that they inevitably generate. Washington, with the help of Islamic fundamentalism, is destroying states in the Middle East, which our Western friends want to use as a "collective Hitler" to start a global war. Having "unleashed" the Middle East, they plan to bring the fire of a large-scale conflict to the borders of Central Asia, and then throw it into Russia and China. Both we and the Chinese have entire regions inhabited by millions of Muslims. That is why during my recent performance in Kazan, I explained to local residents: the ultimate goal of the process, which is gaining momentum in Libya and Syria, will be not only Chechnya and Dagestan, but also their homelands. This needs to be understood and this cannot be allowed.
My goal is not to sow panic, but to warn people in advance. After all, only a complete understanding of the threats allows you to build an adequate defense. Fortunately, the Russian leadership is aware of these problems. Moscow recently signed an agreement with Tajikistan on the allocation of money to rearm the army. What is this, an act of charity? Not at all! Our behavior is dictated by the awareness that our geopolitical rivals are planning.
The second most important threat to modern Russia is the scenario known as the Orange Revolution. For our main geopolitical opponents, the overthrow of power in this way is always a more convenient and cheaper option than the organization of large-scale armed conflicts. The same February 1917 revolution of the year, organized by external forces in the midst of the First World War, created confusion inside Russia and disoriented the population. Then another coup d'état took place in October, and the goal was achieved: the Civil War threw Russia back, and millions of soldiers' lives of the First World War proved to be a vain victim. All bonuses from this received the British, French and Americans.
Today, something similar happened in Egypt. Yes, it was a country with many internal contradictions, with extreme corruption, an authoritarian regime, but they did not shoot people on the street with machine guns. And now what do we see? For two and a half years in Egypt, the economy has been almost completely destroyed, the political system has been shaken to its limits, and the civil war has actually begun. Of course, this was not done without the intervention of external forces. After all, under Mubarak, the Egyptian military for some reason were afraid to shoot the demonstrators, but now, just two years later, they did it with ease. Because in the 2011 year, Washington strictly forbade them to open fire on the demonstrators, and in 2013, he gave it a go-ahead.
And remember, what euphoria reigned in Egypt after the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak? I talked with some Egyptians, and for the most part they were delighted with the democratization of their political life. But when I explained to them how it would end, they continued to insist on their position: “The bloody dictator is gone - and now we will live so well!” I think they now assess the situation differently. And I really wouldn’t want Russia to step on the “Egyptian rake” or repeat its own mistakes made in the 1917 year.
Central Bank - the Strangler of the Russian Economy
However, it must be understood that wars and “orange” revolutions are viruses introduced from outside, which can be fatal only for a weakened organism. Therefore, the way to avoid death is well known - you need to temper and strengthen your health. And to create a strong and prosperous state, it is necessary to carry out several priority measures.
First, it is necessary to change the law on the Central Bank, subjecting it to the country's leadership. Dear readers will ask: isn’t this department already owned by the Russian state? The answer is no, and here's why. If you open the law "On the Central Bank of the Russian Federation", then read that the Central Bank is "independent." And although the president is proposing his head, it is almost impossible to dismiss him. It can be removed only on the condition that he is ill, that a criminal sentence has been passed on him, that he is violating the laws of the Russian Federation, and in a number of other cases. It is impossible to simply dismiss “for lack of trust,” as it was, for example, with regard to Luzhkov. That is, in fact, the head of the Central Bank is an "unsinkable aircraft carrier."
Unfortunately, the Central Bank does not act in the interests of Russia, but in the interests of a foreign — primarily American — economy. If we again refer to the law on the Central Bank, we can easily find in it a provision that directly forbids it to credit the Russian economy. "Our" Central Bank is not entitled to buy Russian debt, but it has the full right to acquire promissory notes of the United States and a number of other Western countries. Moreover, it keeps the refinancing rate at the level of 8,5 percent, forcing Russian business to take loans in the West, thereby ensuring the demand for dollars. Now answer the question: in whose interests does the Central Bank act?
But that's not all. To understand the true role of the Central Bank as a strangler of the Russian economy, suffice it to say that the Central Bank does not issue rubles in the quantity necessary for the normal functioning of the economy, but in order to buy out the entire volume of currency received from exporters on the stock exchange. And it fundamentally distinguishes it from the US Federal Reserve System (FRS), which stamps out the unsubstantiated green candy wrappers and computer zeroes in the volume that the US budget needs.
We sell our hydrocarbons to foreign markets, we get dollars for them, the Central Bank buys them, replenishes their foreign exchange reserves with them (it is noteworthy that the share of gold in them does not exceed ten percent!). Then on this currency, the Central Bank buys debt obligations of Western countries. That is, dollars and euros returned to their creators. In fact, in such a scheme, dollars and euros are ... permission to issue rubles. We gave Washington or Brussels our natural resources in order to have the right to create a national currency.
If you call a spade a spade, we simply pay tribute to the United States. Our sovereignty is obviously limited, since we don’t have the most important thing - the right to issue our own money in the volume in which this is forced by the needs of our economy. So is it any wonder that it does not grow fast enough? To rectify the situation, we need to change the law on the Central Bank, turning it from a “branch of the Fed” into a state treasury, as it was in tsarist Russia and the USSR before 1990, when we lost our sovereignty because of Gorbachev’s treachery.
The second important step, designed to return true independence to our country, is the nationalization of mineral resources. According to the current Constitution, all oil and gas fields belong to the people. However, because the formulation of the basic law is vague and non-specific. Here is a clear example: in the depths of the oil, perhaps, it can also be considered state, but as soon as it was extracted by company X, then on the surface it automatically becomes private.
What miracles happened to oil during its passage through the well ?! Agree: if the team has made repairs in your apartment, then the room itself does not become the property of the brigade. Similarly, it should happen in the case of oil: the state may well pay to private companies the labor for its production, but black gold itself should not belong to them. Then the state will be able to control its natural resources and dictate the prices of energy carriers within the country, since the whole further cycle of the economy depends on it.
The third urgent measure is accelerated industrialization and modernization of production. Without the first two measures, sovereign emission and control over the price of resources, it is almost impossible to completely re-equip the industry and build new enterprises. We managed to turn Russia into an advanced industrial power in the whole history when, using the contradictions in the Western elite, we agreed with the carriers of advanced technologies. Obviously, it is necessary to develop science and build new plants throughout the country.
But how to convince Western businessmen that it is better to create new enterprises here, and not in the PRC or the USA? The same China achieves success in international competition due to cheap labor - a trump card, which we are deprived of because of historical, mental and climatic features. But if we nationalized the subsoil and took control of energy prices, then all the riches that the Lord God has generously bestowed on us will begin to “work” for the good of Russia, contributing to its rapid industrialization.
About Russian Billion
If we are talking about building new enterprises, then we need to think about who will work for them. Why do we need the most up-to-date technologies if Uzbek and Tajik migrant workers work in factories and plants? I do not think that the Russians will come out for industrialization in this form. So, we need our citizens to work in new enterprises. And for this we need to stimulate the birth rate.
How to do it? First of all, we need to change the information policy. So that on TV they would show not incomprehensible "boy-girls", but pregnant women telling about the happiness of motherhood. The hero of our time should become a resident of Russia, who has given birth to many children, and the family - the main value for the new generation of Russians. Modern propaganda says that the family is not important, and only the new phone model is important. But this is the path to nowhere! Therefore, we must return the family values that are inherent in any people inhabiting Russia.
If we succeed in reviving the ideal of having a large family and raising the birth rate, then in the future we will be able to count on the appearance of the “Russian billion”. This idea may well capture the minds and hearts of people. But it assumes that any decision of the state should be viewed through the prism of its usefulness for improving the demographic situation. In this case, even talk about the abolition of maternity capital, which are led by liberals in the government, will be impossible.
recipes from Nikolai Starikov:
1. Depriving the Central Bank of the Russian Federation of “independence”, transforming this department from the “branch of the Fed” into the state treasury and nationalization of the ruble.
2. Nationalization of Russian subsoil.
3. Construction of new plants and large-scale investments in science.
4. Attracting Western technologies for the purpose of modernization, using Russia's main competitive advantage — cheap raw materials.
5. Family and fertility support. Promoting the idea of "Russian billion".
A source: Nikolay Starikov blog