The Scottish philosopher Adam Smith, as is well known, noted the “invisible hand” of the market, which built the character of the economies here and there. The neoliberal right wing of the capitalist movement, which has dominated the West since the early seventies, has turned his statement into the sacred maxim of his religion. All human behavior must obey the "free market." (This is an ideological credo, but in practice, corporate elites are subsidized, they are helped and given all sorts of taxpayer revenues for the sake of higher private incomes.) So, now that the government is a fiasco, the media usually says that this is the result: a) a mad dictator threatens with a completely illogical genocide of his own people; or b) foolish interventions of abnormal socialist ideologies in state activity.
In other words, if these ignorant countries fell into the arms of free markets and free elections, everything would be great. Imagine Dr. Pangloss Voltaire, admonishing countries with a "transitional" economy against the backdrop of a collapsing "developed" world. Moreover, the media unites free markets and free elections into one funny construct called “free market democracy” - and this is despite the fact that markets are not free and are not the basis of democracy, as media design suggests.
Moreover, absolutely free markets would immediately ban democracy, and therefore democracy and, often, free elections should be seriously undermined in order to rule the thinking of the free market.
In fact, it is not the “hidden hand” of the market that works in one country after another, but the Washington one. This Washington is invading in order to support an insolvent business at the direction of corporate donors. This Washington is organizing “humanitarian interventions” to get to protected national resources under the pretext of protecting the defenseless. It is Washington that is negotiating to supply surplus to the oil market, with a crash and crash crashing the "market price" of crude oil and creating countless economic problems for its enemies - Russia, Iran, Venezuela and others.
It is equally significant that it is Washington that publicly sanctions heretical financial concerns in demonstrating overwhelming correctness. This is the first Washington to launch a fraudulent public campaign of slander in the press against the chosen target leader, ensuring, as soon as it receives the required cover in the form of international legality (a fictitious resolution of the UN Security Council, a shaky coalition of the countries of the petitioners and so on) by agitation. This Washington uses capital blows, collapse of commodity prices and undermining sanctions to concoct sufficiently isolated data (the price of bread, rising poverty and so on) in an effort to make the national economy "doodles-socialists" the target of economic disasters, which, naturally , they blaspheme the faith in the free market, using the heavy hand of the state to manage the economy. And as such, Russia is authoritarian and imperial, Iran is fanatically ideological, and Venezuela is painfully static. In short, it is Washington that controls the economic fate of countless countries around the world.
The aforementioned countries make up the demonic top three, to counter which Barack Obama has spent a significant portion of his worthless presidency. He annually declared Venezuela a threat to national security for the United States, which in itself stood out. In fact, the White House incorporates such ideological nonsense into its written statements, supported by all the pomp of the presidential decrees. Of course, what Obama actually does is he condemns any alternatives to neoliberal capitalism, and his wars, and his austerity program. He, in particular, is afraid of successful alternatives, which turned out to be Bolivarian socialism in the days of Chavez. But now, given that oil prices are knocking out support from state subsidy programs, part of the clumsy economic management of the Maduro administration and the blow of capital from private producers have sent Venezuela into an economic slowdown.
The collapse taking place in Caracas is supported by the NED (National Fund for Democracy), the Reagan front to subordinate the US countries, which have transferred millions into the hands of the neoliberal opposition, both political and media. The assumption, coupled with these donations, is that the country in question is in desperate need of organizational reforms in accordance with the "democratic" principles defined by Washington. This is the payment of propaganda clichés provided by the journalists involved and street violence for which the so-called pro-democratic groups are responsible. To some extent, successfully, because the mandate of Maduro received a serious blow last year in the elections to Congress. Still, the recent radio debates of two Venezuelan analysts showed that inclined to left-handed, with restrained manners, adjunct professor George Siscarello-Maher was “radical”, and the arrogant Venezuelan journalist Francisco Toro was mostly a voice of reason, despite some hysteria. This is a very typical result of domestic propaganda and the direct overthrow of the state by foreign efforts.
Iran is slowly inclined to believe that it is just silly to negotiate with the United States in good faith. Washington rarely keeps its word. The State Department is a less reliable source of political prescriptions than the front cover of the Pentagon and White House initiatives covered by the media. The anti-nuclear pressure of Secretary of State John Kerry, aimed at Tehran, is simply part of a larger imperial plan drawn up a decade ago and recently reproduced by Paul Wolfowitz in terms of foreign policy for the Clinton administration. Now Tehran, in many respects to the growing discontent of the acute language of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, is tied up and is in the grip of the unprecedentedly intrusive regime of IAEA inspections. (In the past, the United States with contempt ignored international efforts to more closely control their nuclear activities, like Israel, which insults the world with its policy of “intentional uncertainty.”) But more significant is that the United States lifted some of the nuclear sanctions, but, of course, left non-nuclear, which is quite predictably hindered investments by European and American banks and businesses, as they fear to violate these sanctions, which will cause large fines applied to firms like HSBC and Deutsche Bank and smaller ones, like Epsilon Electronics. The Treasury Department, the punishing financial hand of the wicked Washington jihad against independence, uses these public operations to give the appearance of legitimacy to its sanctions regime.
Russia, naturally, is the central figure in this troika, as the largest and best-placed country to influence the development of Eurasia. Apparently, Washington is mortally afraid of the Chinese-inspired project “One Belt, One Way”, which provides for pipelines, a unified power grid, and highways, and railways from Vladivostok to Lisbon. Russia and China are key players in this project, intending to get substantial economic benefits and, of course, as a result, deepen their economic and military ties. But the main idea of Zbigniew Brzezinski - who still defends excellence in the geostrategic Rushmore of his thoughts together with Henry Kissinger - should be printed at the entrance to the Pentagon, the Congress and the White House: "You can not tolerate the presence of rivals."
It was Brzezinski, who stole this idea from Sir Halward Mackinder, and Wolfowitz repeats it with pleasure, had a manic focus on Eurasia. He stated that no matter who dominated this part of the land, he would definitely control Western Europe, East Asia, the Middle East and Africa. And God forbid, if this is not Washington. Instead of stopping and asking themselves what right the United States has to defend its power in places separated from the United States by half the globe, the “honorable don” of the Carter administration rushed further, declaring that America should be “an irreplaceable nation”; so said President Clinton, who was echoed by a myriad of imperial decoy ducks, including former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright (a pattern on which Hillary Clinton builds her depressively repulsive image), and the former “leader of change” Barack Hussein Obama. Brzezinski quickly got to the main idea in his book “The Great Chess Board”: the United States must prevent the rise of a separate state or coalition of states “that may challenge America’s superiority”. According to the Great Sage of Geopolitics, this will require a mass of "political maneuvering and diplomatic manipulation." President Hassan Rouhani could benefit from attention to Brzezinski’s ideas and the extent to which they are assimilated by Washington neo-conservatives and fake “progressive” communities.
Of course, that’s why we are building a rapid reaction force in NATO and stockpiling weapon and ammunition along the western borders of Russia. That is why we bribe and blackmail Japan, Vietnam and the Philippines, among others, so that they allow us to build bases on their sovereign territory, allowing us to surround China with ships, airplanes and artillery. That's why Beijing is so suspicious about the plans of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which Obama regards as part of his grand legacy. It is all about establishing control over Eurasia, largely due to the weakening of the constituent parts of Eurasia and ensuring that Western Europe and Russia do not form a kind of dreadful community of states that could challenge American hegemony.
Theodos on a leash
You could imagine that Europe would have enough of this neo-colonialism, but this is not so. It is possible that German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande are afraid of regime change if they try to do what they were elected for, namely, to represent the interests of their own peoples, and not of the Washington elites. Instead of entering into agreements with Russia and China and laying the most western basis of the New Silk Road, Europe continues to strengthen the senseless Washington sanctions against Russia, its natural trading partner, helping the demise of European economies. Washington could not worry as long as Paris and Berlin keep pace with it. Through NATO, European states joined the United States in their unlawful attacks in the Middle East, which created waves of refugees who soon became crowded at the doorstep of the EU. This is another negative outcome for Europeans and a consequence of their subordination to America. And finally, the EU brought Greece down to pay Wall Street lenders and completely exposed itself with its anti-democratic stance, which everyone knows perfectly well. The dismemberment of national economies and the auctioning of the inheritance of national states is not such a brilliant idea of Brussels, while Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan and hedge funds, in whose hands European debt, are safe and sound.
So, when a country like Britain, always a Euroskeptic, votes to break ties with non-elected American puppets in Brussels, this should not surprise anyone on Downing Street, 10. But on the contrary, our wholly owned by the elite Western press is choking on “doomsday” according to the results of Brexit. Promise economic collapse. Threatened with punitive social cuts. Irritated cries are heard from Berlin, British citizens are unanimously declared racist xenophobes intoxicated by fascist nationalism. But perhaps they simply understand the unaccountable corporate nature of the European Union, as was shown during the tumultuous debate about the EU and the euro in the late nineties. Perhaps they intuitively sense the illogical nonsense of neoliberal austerity. Perhaps, they finally understood that the EU (and its armed hand - NATO) is a project to expand the American military presence and a tool for consolidating and controlling Europe under a single bureaucratic umbrella.
But the “one percent” parties, the “one percent” itself and their empire will never cede to the media. The sooner the working class comes to understand that the hegemony of the media reflects not its views, but those who have reached the last limit, the sooner this fictitious consensus will be shaken as a mechanism of agreement. Apparently, this is already happening. Let us leave aside the vices and mistakes, but Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, Jeremy Corbin, Podemos in Spain and Syriza in Greece are all symptoms that the world’s population is no longer able to swallow the “one percent” lie and its ever more poisonous teeth. propaganda. As you can see, in something “the invisible hand” of Washington is manifested in the ugly conduct of wars and conquests, but it always has been.