2015-YEAR OF RECOGNITION

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Raul Ilargi Meijer, an activist-intellectual-analyst and critique of the prevailing world order, recently claimed 2014 to have been ‘a year that propaganda came of age.’ See his article next column. Without a doubt, the system has managed to do all sorts of evil to collective humanity under various guises. Reflexively and from the point of view of the global beast (human mass), we reckon, 2015 will be a year when a whole lot of lies, untruth and phony discourses of the status quo will be further unmasked, on all fronts. Hence our timid forecast is: 2015 will be a year of sober and reflective recognition of facts and truths which, so far has been inaccessible to the general beast because of intense propaganda and distorted narratives of global dominant interests!
On the war fronts, the status quo’s justification of violent aggressions (all over the world) will continue to be logically and reasonably deconstructed, to the benefit of the unthinking beast (undifferentiated human mass). The Ukrainian crisis is now widely recognized for what it truly is; an outside interference in the internal affairs of Ukraine. The objective, besides regime change, was also to establish a forward outpost of NATO, a stone throw away from Russia! Such an irresponsible move on the part of the West forced the old bear, Russia, to strategize its future with the near and the Far East. This was immediately confirmed by the signing of substantive economic agreements between China, India the Stan’s & Russia. Thanks to the West’s provocation, all signs of a confidently rising massive continent that goes by the name Eurasia is now in place!
In the Middle East, the ISIS has also been recognized for what it is. Its sudden ascendance seems to have been part and parcel of the grand project to fragment MENA (Middle East & North Africa). The dismemberment of Syria, Iraq and some of the other neighboring countries, not excluding Saudi Arabia, has always been on the drawing board of the powerful, at least since the late 1970s. This was when the Iranians decisively asserted themselves by leveraging internalized tradition. They swiftly discarded the superficially concocted dynasty, which was impostering as a worthy descendant of the ancient Persian Empire! Encircling and containing China is another of the futile objectives of hegemonic interests. Whether it is the South China Sea or some other place, it is (more or less) the same imperial ambition that propels the lunatic desire of controlling all and sundry!
On the economic front, the deconstruction of the prevailing economic system will continue unabated. Even without any help from critiques, et al. the credit propelled & debt infested global economic regime is showing ominous signs of collapse. One would be extremely tempted to boldly forecast the demise of the absurdly financialized global economy this year, but since all segments of all economies (literally) have stopped operating within the ambit of the market logic, it would be unwise to do so. We have painfully learned not to underestimate the demonic insanity of parasitic/psychopathic interests! If truth be told, the global market is now run by central banks, governments and of course the top dogs of the mighty ‘deep states’ and would be a futile attempt to second guess them! Be that as it may, the final breakdown of the global system cannot be very far ahead! See Smith’s article on page 32.
One of the reasons why the oil price is plummeting is; there is hardly any rational way of pricing real goods and services in the global economy! The rigged system has been allocating financial resources to the flimsiest of operators/projects thereby creating mal-investments in abundance (ghost cities, ghost factories, ditto malls, … office blocks, … hotels, etc.) Such moves, besides confusing genuine market operators, dilute their hard earned money, benefiting money printers and their hangers on. A feature of crony capitalism! See the other of Smith’s article on page 33. Going forward, even the emerging countries of the world system cannot & will not be spared from this credit/debt sickness. Share prices of companies in the various stock exchanges of the world have reached dizzying levels, with literally no connection to performance. P/E (price to earning ratio) of share prices which, in effect indicate the number of years one’s investment is potentially recouped has now reached 180 years, if one takes out the various accounting and financial gimmicks! The bond market (both government and private, i.e., treasury bonds, commercial papers etc…) will soon explode without hardly any possibility of salvaging it, at least within the existing order! Currently, both corporations & states are up to their eyeballs with debts that have been issued as if there is no tomorrow. Overall, the abuse of basic economic principles is such that; we are literally living in ‘Alice in Wonderland’!
On the collective social front, the average beast will continue to increase its awareness of the system’s manipulations and outright failures. It will move to determinedly and openly question the system’s sustainability. As a result, there will be a clear attempt by the collective to distance itself from useless consumption and destructive wars, including camouflaged wars against the natural environment. Guardian of the People (GOP) & the collective hacktivists community is at the forefront in exposing the evil maneuvering of the established system that is being concocted behind the scene. We predict other form of activisms to emerge also on the ground, though that project will not be easy, given the massive surveillance that is all around us!
“You can fool all of the people some of the time, or you can fool some of the people all of the times, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.” Abraham Lincoln. Good Day!