“We’re changing people’s lives!” President Joe Biden was practically trembling when he bellowed out his old-man tight-lipped trembling defense of his reckless unconstitutional spending bills.
Biden was referring to two large spending bills in his speech to AFL-CIO members last week. The first spending bill was the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act which Democrats passed last year without Republican support, and last year’s $1.2 trillion “infrastructure bill.”
Critics have pointed out that Biden is indeed “changing people’s lives”—for the worst. With record high inflation, with wages in the jobs market driven down by open borders, with an open warfare against the fossil fuel industry that has given us all-time high prices at the gasoline pump—Biden has indeed “changed lives.”
But let’s take Biden at his word–an extremely naïve thing to do considering his lack of character—and assume he is indeed “improving people’s lives.” What is actually occurring? Break it down.
The president sounds like any pulpit-thumping preacher doesn’t he? The message is seemingly the same. Emphasis upon the word “seemingly.”
Socialism has an iron fist hidden within the velvet glove. When I preach in the church about changing people’s lives—if we are talking about giving money for benevolence-type work such as giving to a food bank or contributing for the poor—I am depending upon the persuasiveness of the message itself.
In other words, if I insist that our missionaries in South Africa or Ukraine are needing financing in order to operate a soup kitchen, I can be fervent to encourage the coffers to grow. If people are not persuaded that these are pressing causes, or if there are more pressing causes to which they would rather give, then the collection basket is light. Or, if they wish not to give, that is their decision. The decision-making is left to the people.
What does government do? By the unconstitutional “confiscation—redistribution” program of socialism, there is not choice by taxpayers. Freedom is gone. But more.
Totalitarian thinking has so pickled the minds and judgments of politicians in our socialistic quagmire, that old man Joe can actually brag about using our money to do what HE wants to do—and brag about it.
No, Joe. You are not “changing people’s lives.” The American taxpayers are and you are just using your illegally-obtained power to make us do it. There is no “WE” are changing people’s lives.
If I am a school principal and use my authority to force a child to split his lunch with a child who has none, it comes with poor grace for me to pat the sullen child on the back and say, “See there? We just fed the hungry!”
No, Mr. Principal, if you split your lunch with the needy and I of my own accord followed your example to also share with the needy—then you can say, “We fed the hungry!”
To be accurate, what Joe should have said was, I (and the lawless Democrats) have used unconstitutional force to make you pony-up the money to “change people’s lives.” Now don’t you feel better?
It is curious to hear the frequent refrain that Biden’s Presidency is a dismal failure. It is a simple formula that demonstrates this, it seems. Whether it be open borders to a massive invasion of our country; the accompanying huge expansion of the welfare state; the crushing high energy prices; the transference of our sovereignty to global bodies such as the World Economic Forum and World Health Organizations—every yardstick of measurement appears to indicate disaster for our nation.
But you are not thinking like Biden and the Democrats. All these indicators only point to a disaster because we are using the wrong measuring rod. Biden is not a failure. He is tremendously successful at doing what he promised to do. The Biden presidency is faithfully fulfilling what the script of the global elitists have written and what the insane world of academia has demanded for years.
At a Japanese Press conference this week the President stated it plainly. “When it comes to gas prices, we’re going through an incredible transition that is taking place that … when it’s over, we’ll be strong and the world will be stronger and less reliant on fossil fuels when this is over.”
Highest prices of gasoline, shortages of food and medical supplies, shortages of baby formula, consistent downturns in the market, and the looming inevitable recession that is being forecast by Wall Street executives–these are all part of the “transition” period to force Americans onto Green Energy.
Should we be surprised? Biden promised over and again during his campaign for president that the reliance of Americans on fossil fuels was what he intended to end.
The Global Existential “Threat” of Climate Change has been the single message of the socialist bully pulpit for at least two decades. It is the single mechanism in their playbook in order to transform America into a socialistic nation, controlled by world bodies.
Americans must be forced to move away from a carbon-based, oil-producing economy in order to “save the planet” from extinction. Freedom and liberty be hanged. We all are going to be required to bow the knee to the globalist doctrine of Climate Change, suffer the consequences, and be happy. That’s an order.
You will all be Ridin’ with Biden and you will like it. But you will ride with him on electric power only, so you will need to charge up every once in a while and suffer blackouts on the electric grid. It is for your own good.
It might be suggested that Biden surely would not do this, knowing that this program of American decline is extremely unpopular. We are seeing it in his poll numbers. After all, another election is on the horizon.
Is American that slow to learn? The last election had compromised integrity and the results are still questionable, to say the least. If you doubt that, watch Dinesh D’Souza’s movie 2000 Mules. It confirms what our instincts told us. Unpopularity of a president is insignificant in a country where the integrity of elections has disappeared. We will “ride with Biden” into the ditch of societal collapse.
Our only hope is that liberty-minded, strong Constitutionalists will take the wheel and steer a better course, and soon.
One of many reasons to oppose the philosophy of socialism, which has its tentacles wrapped around America, is that it distorts one’s thinking. Being engulfed in it for longer periods, as Americans have been for many decades, makes it doubly-hard to rehabilitate the reasoning process. Consider Student Loan Debt, which Democratic leaders have long pressed for, and Joe Biden is now contemplating.
Outstanding Student Loan Debt in America for 2020 is approximately $1.75 Trillion, which breaks down to about $40k average amount per borrower. Statistics also show that 43% of all college attendees have taken on debt, this includes money loaned through federal and private lenders. Biden’s socialistic plan is to “cancel” this student debt, which really means, shifting the burden of loan debt onto the backs of the American taxpayers.
Reasoning Processes Short-Circuited
To see how any type of socialism, including “forgiveness” of student loan debts, actually short-circuits the reasoning process, think on this. I recently reposted a picture on Facebook that mimicked the fact that the modern generation is “drowning in student loan debt” while at the same time spending their money on “Starbucks, Useless Majors, Cable TV, New I-Phones, Tattoos, Gucci and Cocaine.
That highlighted what are the undeniable facts of a large percentage of collegiate students today while opposing the Biden plan. One person replied that that post is “kind of making assumptions.” In answer, I simply went to the heart of the matter. “It is wrong and sinful to steal from some and give to others.”
Further, many of the degrees now obtained by Generation Z are worthless from the practical standpoint of making an honest living. Assuming the Democrat plan comes to fruition, hardworking blue-collar laborers such as welders, truck drivers, and machinists, who wisely skipped the “collegiate route” for their occupations, are now being forced to pay off those huge loans for the millennials who frittered away their loans with “Anthropology” or “Ethnic and Civilization Studies” degrees.
Now comes the interesting part. My Facebook respondent retorted: “Your posts are not speaking with God’s love! … Not everyone was born with a silver spoon in their mouths. If they can’t afford to pay that loan back, tell me what should they do?”
The answer is simple, I responded. “No doubt people have burdens that they cannot carry alone. However, your solution should be, ‘I (my name), will personally assist you.’ How can you say, ‘No, I am going to empower my government to forcibly take it from my neighbor, Bill Lockwood, and that’s how it will be paid back.” I could not help but add, “And for you to lecture any of us who object to Government theft and redistribution by saying, ‘you need more love of God’—comes with poor grace.”
Just to be clear here. If any of the socialist-liberals today wish to select a college student and voluntarily help them pay off student loans. Go for it. That is God’s love. But to support an unconstitutional move that utilizes dictatorial government power to shift the burden of financial responsibility onto the backs of other people without their consent—that is not Christian.
This is the stuff of which dictators are made. Socialistic force has nothing to do with the love of God.
Apparently, this particular respondent got the point regarding force. “You’re right. No one should be forced to do for others.” But blindness remains, for big government force is still the answer to these types of liberals.
It would be good to remember here the maxim reputed to have come from George Washington: Government is not reason, it is not eloquence,–it is force! Like fire, it is a dangerous servant, and a fearful master.”
A biblical worldview is becoming increasingly rare in America and that is in large part due to the education system, explained Nehemiah Institute founder and chief Dan Smithwick in this interview on Conversations That Matter with The New American magazine’s Alex Newman. Smithwick, who developed the PEERS test to understand worldview, has been studying this subject for decades. And he found that some Christian schools do far better than others in instilling a biblical worldview in students. Smithwick said churches and preachers must address this crisis immediately.
The people of Ukraine are paying a terrible toll in a war not of their choosing. But just as with the Russian people, there is a huge chasm between them and their rulers.
After lying to America for two years about the Covid pandemic, the establishment segued to a new narrative almost seamlessly: Ukraine’s government leaders are superheroes courageously standing for freedom, Western civilization, and all that is good against beastly Russian savages. But, just as with the Covid narrative, or the Trump-Russia collusion conspiracy theory before it, Americans are not getting the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Instead, they are being spoon-fed lies, propaganda, half-truths, and deception. The end objective: advancing globalism.
That the establishment media do not truly care about innocent victims of war or everyday Ukrainians should be very obvious. In fact, Ukrainians — or any other people for that matter — are disposable to the predatory class. Consider the ghastly genocide of Ukrainians by mass-murdering Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin. In what was known as the Holodomor, or the Terror Famine, Soviet communists stole Ukraine’s grain crop and deliberately starved five to 10 million innocent victims in one of the greatest catastrophes in human history. New York Times “journalist” Walter Duranty fed Stalin’s propaganda to Americans by denying the barbarous atrocity, and eventually won a Pulitzer Prize for it.
Despite the nonstop media attention on Ukraine and purported concern for the very real suffering of Ukraine’s embattled population, massive numbers are dying in other conflicts around the world where the establishment press has remained completely silent. In Yemen, for example, an ongoing war involving the Saudi regime has resulted in over 150,000 deaths, with some 85,000 children dying of starvation due to the war, according to Save the Children. And yet, even as Americans glued to their TVs fly Ukrainian flags, the vast majority do not even realize a far more deadly conflict is raging on the Arabian Peninsula.
Aside from alleged humanitarian concerns expressed by the dishonest media, another one of the primary arguments in favor of the escalating U.S. and Western involvement in Ukraine by war propagandists and Western politicians is the integrity of Ukraine’s borders and its national sovereignty. And yet, despite the feigned concern, the same politicians and media propagandists making those arguments are also leading the charge to erase America’s national borders and surrender even more sovereignty to regional and global organizations. Indeed, millions of migrants have flowed into the United States and Europe just in the last few years as politicians have continued to give more power to supranational organizations.
In other words, the primary justifications for outside intervention in Ukraine by the warmongers and their shills in the media are clearly not the real issue. Nobody can fault courageous Ukrainian patriots for fighting to defend their homeland. But the clear winner in the conflict will not be Putin, Ukraine, or the United States. Rather, it will be the cause of globalism and the shift toward what the predator class refers to as the “multipolar world order.” By the time the conflict is over — and it may well expand into a truly global conflagration, potentially involving nukes — it will appear that the U.S. government scored the most spectacular “own goal” in geopolitical history. Countless people will die, but Communist China, European “integration,” and “global governance” will all win big.
Ukraine’s Globalist-leftist President
To begin understanding the enormity of the deception taking place, it helps to examine Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in an objective manner. Despite the portrayal of the media-savvy leader by the establishment press and American politicians as some sort of liberty-loving superhero, the reality is far less flattering. Indeed, if Zelensky were in America’s political system, despite claims of being “centrist,” he would be on the far-left fringe of the Democratic Party. He is also deeply corrupt and closely connected to various tentacles of the Deep State waging war on freedom worldwide.
Among other political positions, Zelensky is radically pro-abortion and radically anti-gun. Offering some crucial insight into his political ideology, Zelensky actually wrote publicly on Twitter that would-be Canadian strongman Justin Trudeau — a self-proclaimed admirer of mass-murdering tyrants including Fidel Castro and Xi Jinping — “inspired me to join politics.” In an interview with Axios, Zelensky also openly rejected the notion that the murderous dictatorship ruling communist China represents any sort of geopolitical threat.
The Ukrainian leader’s relatively new political party, known as the “Servant of the People,” is leftist, too, despite trying to portray itself as “libertarian” or in the center. Shortly after being selected to lead the party, chief Oleksandr Kornienko told the world that the party would be moving in a much more leftist direction. “It will be something between liberal and socialist views,” Kornienko declared on Ukrainian television, in a throwback to the nation’s days as a Soviet “socialist” republic.
Under the guise of “libertarianism,” Zelensky has also become quite the LGBT activist, in defiance of his own people’s more traditional values. Indeed, British foreign intelligence chief Richard Moore publicly suggested on Twitter that the war in Ukraine was over “values,” especially homosexuality and gender confusion. “With the tragedy and destruction unfolding so distressingly in Ukraine, we should remember the values and hard won freedoms that distinguish us from Putin, none more than LGBT+ rights,” wrote the MI6 chief.
Zelensky’s personal life and his media career are bizarre, to put it mildly. Video footage of him strutting around in women’s high-heeled shoes and tight leather and a female shirt exposing his midriff has been making the rounds, drawing praise from Western LGBT activists. The Ukrainian leader also infamously appeared on television half naked pretending to play piano with his genitals alongside another man.
Perhaps even more alarming, Zelensky is a hardcore globalist, too, having never met a sovereignty-destroying scheme he did not want to chain his nation to. From the start, he made clear his desire to shackle his nation to the European Union superstate currently devouring the remaining sovereignty of its member governments. The Ukrainian leader is also a major fan of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). And he has been demanding that the UN Security Council behave as a sort of world government.
As is his inspiration Trudeau, Zelensky is also closely connected to the Deep State and its various tentacles — especially the infamous World Economic Forum run by totalitarian-minded Klaus Schwab of “Great Reset” fame. In a January 22, 2020 speech at the WEF, long before the government- and media-backed hysteria around Covid reached a fever pitch, Zelensky celebrated what he described as “the epoch of ‘new normality.’” Zelensky was also placed into power with the backing of powerful Deep State-connected oligarchs. More on them later.
The allegations of corruption have swirled around Zelensky since long before the current war. The so-called Pandora Papers — leaked documents exposing the offshore accounts and business dealings of powerful people around the world — featured Zelensky and several of his top people. Among other concerns, they were found to be using a complex network of offshore companies in Cyprus, Belize, and the British Virgin Islands to purchase luxurious foreign properties from Tuscany to London. Zelensky denies involvement in money laundering, but admitted to using offshore companies, supposedly to avoid political influence in his TV shows.
Deep State Forces Behind Zelensky
Behind the façade of a democratically elected government are numerous “Deep State” forces. This includes shadowy forces within the Ukrainian government pulling strings behind the scenes, including legions of “former” communists and “oligarchs,” as well as deep ties to the international “Deep State” pursuing the “New World Order” agenda. The fingerprints are everywhere.
The current Ukrainian government is intimately tied to the ruling class in the United States. The puppet-style relationship is so blatant that then-Vice President Joe Biden actually bragged at a meeting of the globalist Council on Foreign Relations that he threatened to withhold $1 billion in U.S. foreign aid from Ukrainian authorities in 2015 if their top prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, was not fired immediately. Shokin happened to be investigating Burisma Holdings, a shady “energy company” that was paying Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, some $50,000 per month to serve on the board.
“I said, ‘Nah, I’m not going to — or, we’re not going to give you the billion dollars,’” Biden recounted about his trip to Kiev. “They said, ‘You have no authority. You’re not the president.’ The president said — I said, ‘Call him.’ I said, ‘I’m telling you, you’re not getting the billion dollars.’ I said, ‘You’re not getting the billion. I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours.’ I looked at them and said, ‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money.’ Well, son of a b*tch. He got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time.”
Interestingly, Biden clearly implicated then-President Barack Obama in the conspiracy to remove a prosecutor who was investigating his own corruption. E-mails obtained from Hunter Biden’s laptop clearly implicate Joe Biden in the corruption, too, with the former vice president being referred to as “the Big Guy” who was entitled to a 10-percent cut of the corrupt deals being negotiated by his drug-addicted son. With no experience to speak of, Hunter was hired by Burisma weeks after Joe Biden arrived in Ukraine, and pocketed millions of dollars for his supposed “services.”
Of course, Shokin, the Ukrainian prosecutor, cried foul about the conspiracy against him, even filing a formal complaint asking for a criminal investigation into Biden’s interference in Ukraine’s affairs and abuse of power. Trump raised the concerns publicly, too, and even talked about it with Zelensky sitting next to him in front of the TV cameras. In response to Trump’s concerns about obvious and flagrant Biden corruption in Ukraine, Democrats filed impeachment charges against President Trump.
Biden is hardly alone in the corruption, and Hunter Biden’s Burisma exploits are merely the tip of a massive iceberg of corruption among America’s predatory elites. Former Secretary of State John Kerry’s stepson, Chris Heinz, was even a “business partner” of Hunter Biden until 2015, as the then-vice president’s son was working out myriad “business deals” with Ukrainian oligarchs, Communist Chinese intelligence bigwigs, and more. Right after Trump won the election, Kerry’s State Department announced it was seeking a contractor to “build a network of civic activists throughout Ukraine.”
Ukraine’s Deep State Oligarchs
Perhaps even more damning than the corruption on the surface is a look at the hidden connections behind the scenes. According to Anti-Corruption Action Centre, corrupt Ukrainian oligarch Ihor Kolomoyskyi owned Burisma and other Ukrainian “gas companies” through offshore entities in the British Virgin Islands and Cyprus. Burisma is the same company that hired Hunter Biden, presumably due to his political connections in Washington, D.C., and beyond rather than his drug addiction and sexual escapades.
The powerful Ukrainian oligarch’s net worth is estimated in the billions, making him one of the wealthiest individuals in Ukraine. Much of his wealth was embezzled from a bank he founded in the 1990s, costing taxpayers billions and helping land him on a U.S. sanctions list. As did other Ukrainian oligarchs, Kolomoyskyi benefited greatly from his ties to the “former” communist ruling class from the Soviet era.
The energy and media magnate, who also has held powerful government posts including being appointed governor of Dnipro (formerly Dnepropetrovsk), has been deeply involved in funding various militia groups in Eastern Ukraine. Among the groups receiving his largesse: the infamous “Azov Battalion,” accused by human-rights groups of including “Neo-Nazi” elements and perpetrating widespread atrocities against civilians. While many of the accusations are undoubtedly propaganda from Putin’s regime, where there is smoke there is almost certainly fire.
Text messages found on Hunter Biden’s laptop show him asking Hallie Biden, his mistress (and his brother’s widow), if she believed that he, Hunter, had “children burned alive in DONETSK.” Another asked if she believed he was responsible for “children killed in [D]onetsk, Ukraine.” These cryptic texts were presumably a reference to the children killed by his financial backer’s various militia groups rampaging across Eastern Ukraine fighting Kremlin-backed separatists.
Despite almost total media silence, Kolomoyskyi was a key player — if not the key player — in the creation of Zelensky and the Ukrainian president’s meteoric rise to power. Using his 1+1 Media Group and its propaganda TV channel 1+1, Kolomoyskyi peddled a show starring Zelensky called “Servant of the People.” Dubbed a “comedy series,” the show featured Zelensky as Ukraine’s president after being elected due in part to a rant against — ironically — Ukraine’s Deep State oligarchs.
It was not just the TV propaganda that Kolomoyskyi used to help install Zelensky as president. The wealthy “businessman” also provided campaign cash, fancy cars, armed security, and much more for Zelensky throughout his real campaign for president. And the oligarch helped bankroll Zelensky’s new party, “Servant of the People,” taken from the TV show. He helped finance the election of dozens of members to the Ukrainian Parliament as he jetted back and forth between Switzerland, the United States, and Israel, too.
In short, the same corrupt oligarch that brought Zelensky to power was in bed with the Biden crime family.
Another key oligarch in the ongoing saga in Ukraine is Victor Pinchuk, who is deeply tied to Putin-linked Russian oligarchs as well as Western and American oligarchs, including the Rothschild dynasty, George Soros, and Klaus Schwab’s infamous World Economic Forum. Pinchuk, who is married to the daughter of “former” communist President Leonid Kuchma, has been a critical player in events in Ukraine, both through his control of politicians in Parliament as well as his massive media holdings that influence public opinion. And yet the Western press barely mentions him.
His operations behind the scenes may be shielded from public scrutiny thanks in part to his generous contributions to American Deep State operatives. For instance, Pinchuk has showered more than $10 million on the corrupt Clinton Foundation. Pinchuk has also showered money on self-styled Republicans such as Council on Foreign Relations member and former National Security Advisor John Bolton, one of America’s most vicious warmongers. Bolton collected his largest speaking fees — a cool $115,000 — from Pinchuk. Pinchuk even dumped $150,000 into Trump’s charitable foundation in 2015.
Another prominent Soviet-born bigwig, arms dealer Igor Pasternak, has worked hard to influence American policymakers on Ukraine and other issues. Indeed, in 2013, he hosted a fundraiser for House Intelligence Committee Chairman Representative Adam Schiff (D-Calif.).
Numerous oligarchs and kleptocrats from former Soviet territories have similarly showered money on Deep State politicians in the United States. Bill Clinton received for a “speech” $500,000 from a Kremlin-linked bank peddling Uranium One shares. Meanwhile, $145 million was pumped into the Clinton Foundation from Uranium One interests as the Russian government was working to acquire the U.S. uranium supplies — with special permission from then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Western-globalist Role in 2014 Euromaidan Revolution
None of the recent developments in Ukraine can be fully understood without some background on the February 2014 “coup” that forced out pro-Kremlin President Viktor Yanukovich. Indeed, despite the departure of its previous leader, the current government was brought to power in the violent 2014 “Euromaidan” color revolution, helped along by the Central Intelligence Agency, George Soros, and other power players. The head of the “private CIA” firm Stratfor correctly called it “the most blatant coup in history.” Communist forces in Ukraine helped, too.
That the Obama administration played a critical role in the coup is beyond dispute. In fact, a leaked phone call between then-U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and then-U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt exposed the two conspiring to bring regime change to the embattled nation. Incredibly, the dynamic Obama duo even talk like kingmakers, describing which political figures are acceptable and which must be pushed aside.
In a 2013 speech to the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation, Nuland, a member of the CFR and married to neoconservative warmonger and Washington Post columnist Robert Kagan, boasted that the U.S. government and perhaps some private interests had “invested” over $5 billion in Ukraine to produce “a good form of government.” No details were provided on who received the money, where it came from, or precisely what it was supposed to accomplish.
Nuland, of course, is still a key player in the ongoing saga, banging the war drums on behalf of the Biden administration. She also claimed that Soviet-built, U.S.-funded biowarfare laboratories in Ukraine (Hunter Biden’s company Rosemont Seneca invested in Metabiota, which is involved in the labs) might be used by Russia to stage a false-flag attack.
Another key player was the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a CIA offshoot founded in the early 1980s to advance “democracy promotion” initiatives around the world. Since the Russian invasion, the NED has meticulously scrubbed all records of its funding projects in Ukraine from its searchable “Awarded Grants Search” database. But the archived page captured before being flushed down the memory hole revealed that the NED handed out over $22 million as part of 334 “awards” to interests, organizations, and projects in Ukraine from 2014 to the present.
Aside from the U.S. government, one of the most important players in the saga was billionaire and self-proclaimed Nazi collaborator George Soros, a fervent advocate of a globalist “New World Order” and technocratic governance. Soros, a former director and major financier of the Council on Foreign Relations, poured tens of millions into making the Euromaidan revolution possible.
In fact, the Soros-founded group International Renaissance Foundation (IRF), part of his Open Society Foundations, boasted on its website before the coup of being the single largest donor organization in Ukraine, having handed out over $100 million in the decades leading up to the Euromaidan revolt and the eventual “Revolution of Dignity” that helped install more Soros minions in power. Part of the goal was to promote “integration” with the EU, which only about one third of Ukrainians favored in a 2014 poll commissioned by the U.S. State Department. Many key players in the revolution were funded by Soros money.
Soros, who has been convicted of insider trading and whose early “business” ventures were backed by the powerful Rothschild banking dynasty, was hardly secretive about showering cash on Ukraine. “Well, I set up a foundation in Ukraine before Ukraine became independent of Russia,” Soros told CNN on May 25, 2014, following the uprisings. “And the foundation has been functioning ever since. And it played a — an important part in events now.” Indeed, Soros’ influence was so great in Ukraine that by 2020, the term “Sorosyata,” or Soros’ children, was used to describe the legions of Soros minions operating throughout the Ukrainian government.
Communist Role in the Revolution
The conflict was often framed as a tug of war over Ukraine between “former” Soviet communists seeking to bind the nation into Putin’s Eurasian Union (see the article on page 18) and Western globalists seeking to shackle the nation to what Mikhail Gorbachev referred to as the New European Soviet (the EU). But there is actually much more to the story than simply a Western globalist coup in Ukraine against then-President Viktor Yanukovych, a corrupt longtime member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union who favored deeper integration with Russia and the Eurasian Economic Union.
While there were some positive developments in the aftermath of the revolt, such as Lenin statues coming down and being replaced with crosses, many leading players in the previous power structure remain in control today, including many dangerous oligarchs and their minions. On February 24, 2014, shortly after the revolution, the far-left New York Times even admitted as much in its report headlined “Ukrainian Protesters See Too Many Familiar Faces in Parliament After Revolution.”
Many of those “familiar faces” were “former” communists and puppets of Ukrainian oligarchs. In a recent edition of his World Affairs Brief newsletter, analyst Joel Skousen explained that when the Ukrainian Parliament ousted Yanukovich, it was “controlled by a large majority of Communists.” “So, it was the Communist majority in Parliament that voted to oust their Communist president — helping prove my point that the Maidan revolution, in fact, was a phony coup like the phony ‘fall’ of the Soviet Union — not a Western driven coup,” he explained.
The purpose, according to Skousen, was to replace Yanukovich with Petro Poroshenko “pretending to be anti-Russian, so he could provoke the uprising of the Russians living in the Donbass.” An openly communist president could not have done that, he added, saying that the only reason the revolution appeared to succeed is that the communist-controlled government ordered security forces to stand down. “Once again, this shows it was a manufactured coup by the Communists to set the stage for more conflict, leading up to the present war,” concluded Skousen. “It worked.”
Indeed, just as KGB defector Anatoly Golitsyn warned was going to happen, the fraudulent “collapse” of the Soviet Union left communists in charge of business, government, media, and more across the region. Unlike the aftermath of World War II, in which Nazis and Imperial Japanese leaders were tried and executed, mass-murdering Soviet bigwigs were allowed to rebrand themselves as “businessmen” and “politicians” while keeping a firm grip on the reins of power.
After the coup succeeded, the IMF and other tax-funded outfits began pumping billions of Western taxpayer dollars into Ukraine. In all, the “aid” packages, paid in the IMF’s proto-global currency known as “Special Drawing Rights,” totaled the equivalent of almost $11 billion in U.S. dollars. While some of that went to prop up Western megabanks or into the pockets of Ukrainian oligarchs, much of the money, supposedly intended to protect Kiev from Putin, was, ironically, promptly transferred to Moscow and the Kremlin under the guise of paying off energy debts, as The New American documented at the time.
Of course, the setup did not begin with the 2014 coup. Incidentally, more than a few analysts have argued that Ukraine’s current quagmire can be directly attributed to U.S. intervention. Consider that in the mid-1990s, shortly after Ukraine gained “independence” from the Soviet Union, the Clinton administration persuaded Ukrainian authorities to surrender their massive arsenal of nuclear weapons to Russia. In exchange, the Clinton administration promised that the United States would protect Ukraine and its borders from foreign attack. Obviously, that was a fraud.
Warmongering and Imploding Propaganda
Deep State globalist neoconservatives in both parties shrieking for war as a supposed response to the latest Russian invasion have actually been trying to foment war for many years. Before the Obama administration even left the White House, the late Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) went over to Ukraine to bang the war drums. “Your fight is our fight,” Graham told Ukrainian soldiers, adding that 2017 would be “the year of offense” and that it was time for Russia to “pay a heavy price.” McCain was also itching to see other people’s children die in war. “I believe you will win,” he told the Ukrainian troops.
Today, the war drums are louder than ever. And yet, much of the push for war is based on easily discredited war propaganda being endlessly peddled by the lying media and politicians across the Western world. Indeed, in the early weeks of the conflict, phony “story” after “story” being used to ratchet up tensions and promote a global conflict was being debunked almost as soon as it was released. But the establishment press, instead of running a correction and apologizing for parroting lies, simply proceeded on to the next fake story, along with the politicians spreading the propaganda. Consider a few examples:
• At the very start of the war, numerous news outlets reported on an alleged massacre of Ukrainian border guards on Snake Island in the Black Sea. According to the reports, a Russian warship had ordered the Ukrainians to lay down their arms and surrender to “avoid bloodshed and unnecessary deaths.” The Ukrainians reportedly replied with an expletive before being gunned down by the ship. Except, it never happened. In reality, even the Ukrainian Navy admitted that the alleged victims were captured alive.
• Another phony story, which went viral across social media, suggested that the former Miss Ukraine had picked up a gun and was heading to the front line to fight Russians. In reality, it was a picture of the beauty queen holding an airsoft gun — basically a realistic-looking toy. “I AM NOT A MILITARY, JUST A HUMAN,” she posted on social media after multiple fake reports claimed she was joining the war. It was one of several war-propaganda pieces glamorizing female fighters in Ukraine as “sexy” and brave.
• By now, almost everybody has heard of the infamous “Ghost of Kiev,” a Ukrainian fighter pilot who was courageously shooting down Russian MiGs. The propaganda was even parroted on social media by members of Congress, including Representative Dan Crenshaw, who promoted it on Twitter alongside the false claims about Snake Island. In actuality, the footage was created with the “Digital Combat Simulator,” as acknowledged by the creator of the video.
• Numerous fraudulent clips have also been used in news reports. For instance, a video of Ukrainian soldiers supposedly kissing their wives and families as they headed to the front lines that went viral online was later exposed as footage from The War of Chimeras, a 2017 movie. Separately, a major Israeli news network showed footage of a crashing spacecraft from the Star Wars movie and claimed it was “live footage” from the Ukraine war. Numerous other examples of fake footage appeared worldwide.
• Six weeks into the conflict, viral video footage that was picked up by major establishment media outlets purported to show a “mobile crematorium” being used by Russian forces to dispose of dead bodies and allegedly cover up evidence of war crimes in the city of Mariupol. In reality, the footage came from an eight-year-old YouTube video by a Russian construction company with an incinerator.
The lies and propaganda have continued relentlessly to this day.
Global War for Globalism
None of this is meant to suggest that there is not real suffering happening in Ukraine — there is. And many of the young men dying in defense of their homeland are heroes. But, clearly, there is an agenda to pump out as much emotion-manipulating war prop-aganda as possible, without even bothering to check the accuracy of it and without bothering to correct the record when it is exposed as fraudulent. The reason for this should be obvious: Somebody, somewhere, wants more war — a lot more war. And this conflict in Ukraine could easily escalate into a global conflagration.
Indeed, the Deep State has long understood the benefit of war in pursuit of its globalist objectives. In the 1962 report for the U.S. State Department titled “A World Effectively Controlled by the United Nations,” Council on Foreign Relations member Lincoln Bloomfield explains the necessary steps to achieving such a world, including mandatory universal membership in supranational institutions.
One of the major outcomes of the war, already, has been the deepening and widening of supranational institutions, including the European Union, NATO, and more. Traditionally neutral nations are now clamoring to join up. And Ukraine, of course, cannot be allowed to be independent, either: It must be forced into either the EU or Putin’s Eurasian Union, which globalists on both sides have long talked about eventually merging together.
As Putin ally and Rockefeller minion Henry “New World Order” Kissinger put it in his 2014 book World Order, “The contemporary quest for world order will require a coherent strategy to establish a concept of order within the various regions and to relate these regional orders to one another.” The EU is a “regional order,” as is Putin’s Eurasian Union. Every nation must be forced to submit.
In his State Department report on achieving world government, Bloomfield goes on to describe the fastest route to achieving the vision: “a grave crisis or war to bring about a sudden transformation in national attitudes sufficient for the purpose.” Indeed, he openly proposes that the conditions most likely to accelerate the process are “a crisis, a war, or a brink-of-war situation so grave or commonly menacing that deeply-rooted attitudes and practices are sufficiently shaken to open the possibility of a revolution in world political arrangements.” World War I, which birthed the League of Nations, and World War II, which resulted in the UN, the IMF, and the EU, both illustrate the point well.
Zelensky and his allies are exploiting the crisis — and the goodwill they have garnered because of it across the Western world — to push for global governance. In fact, in early April, the Ukrainian leader specifically called for a postwar international conference in Kiev to “determine how we can reform the world security system, how do we establish guarantee of recognition of borders and integrity of states and countries, how we will assert the rule of international law.” Among other proposals, he called for granting the UN Security Council even more power, and for the veto held by permanent members to be ignored.
Defenders of the Ukrainian president say he is desperate to protect his country from its far-stronger neighbor — a fair point. But a global government ruled by madmen would be far more dangerous than 100 Putins ever could be, and the evidence suggests creating such a planetary regime is precisely the plan of the shadowy forces behind the scenes.
The Deep State is once again using lies and deception to advance an evil agenda. Americans should resist the temptation to buy into the media narrative and get embroiled in yet another foreign war that will ultimately serve only to supercharge the globalist push to undermine the United States and move toward a draconian New World Order.
I’ve been a Republican for a long, long time. I’m only 60 years old, but I’ve been a true-blue Republican for 57 years. It started in 1964 when I was three years old, in my father’s arms, in Mt. Vernon, New York, handing out campaign flyers for Barry Goldwater.
So, I know a thing or two about the GOP.
Some argument could be made that my hero Ronald Reagan is the greatest GOP salesman of all time. Reagan made America prosperous again. He single-handedly turned a generation of young Americans into proud Republicans. Everyone loved Reagan.
A strong argument can be made for President Donald J. Trump as the greatest GOP salesman of all time. Trump is a born salesman, showman and entertainer. All Trump did was pull off the greatest upset in presidential history by beating Hillary Clinton- even though she rigged the election by spying on Trump and his campaign staff.
Trump topped that off in 2020 by getting the most votes of any Republican in history; the most votes of any sitting president in history; and the most new votes ever. No president has ever
come close to adding 11 million new votes.
Today, despite seven long years of media and social media hatred, slander, brainwashing and propaganda against him; just days ago, polls found Trump winning the 2024 presidential race by a 50%-36% landslide over Biden.
Speaking of Trump’s popularity, so far in the GOP primaries of 2022, Trump’s endorsed candidates are 55-0. This isn’t the GOP anymore, it’s the DJT- the Donald J. Trump Party.
Now that’s a great salesman. Legendary. Epic. The G.O.A.T.
But still, I’d argue Trump isn’t the greatest GOP salesman in history. That honor belongs to…
Never has anyone in history done a better job of turning the whole country into Republicans. That could be because in less than 18 months as president, Biden has turned the greatest country in world history into a combination of basket case and dumpster fire.
The economy is imploding- with negative GDP; over 20% real inflation; personal incomes down by 20%; manufacturing already in recession; worker productivity the lowest since 1947; and the stock market crashing.
We are suffering from massive hyper-inflation starting to feel a lot like Zimbabwe and the Weimar Republic. The middle class is being destroyed by gas and grocery prices. And it’s only getting started.
Big cities in the USA under Biden have become “no go zones.” Because of Biden’s horrible economy, soft on crime policies, and radical Democrat DA’s funded by George Soros, our cities are filled with homeless bums, tent cities, drug needles, poop, pee, unimaginable violent crime rates and unprecedented retail theft.
Because of Biden’s insane immigration policies, our border with Mexico is already wide open and about to get much worse- on May 23rd the entire world is coming to America. These are the
world’s poorest and sickest people- spreading disease and requiring cradle to grave welfare. And then there’s the crime wave they will bring- other countries are emptying their prisons to send their worst criminals, gangbangers and perverts to the USA.
I haven’t even mentioned the 1000-pound elephant in the room- Biden’s vaccine mandates. Millions of workers had to be force vaccinated, or lose their jobs. The result is skyrocketing
death and disability rates across the USA. Life insurance companies are in a panic- they report non-Covid deaths up 40% or higher since the vaccine mandate. Worse still, the Millennial death rate is up a staggering 84% since the vaccines.
And if Biden hasn’t killed your job with the awful economy…or your income with awful inflation…or literally killed or crippled you with his vaccine mandates…now he’s got us on the verge of
World War 3 with Russia threatening nuclear annihilation and China threatening an invasion of Taiwan.
The result of this Biden disaster? The latest polls show three remarkable, never-before-imagined developments…
1. Latinos have moved from lifelong Democrats to a double- digit GOP lead. Can you imagine? Biden’s disaster has moved an entire race of people to the GOP in only 18 months.
2. Parents with children under age 18 are now supporting the GOP by a 21-point landslide. Biden has turned liberal mothers into GOP “Mama Bears.”
3. Even young people are becoming Republicans. Biden’s ratings are lower among young Americans than any other age group. Stunning.
Yes, Trump is super-human. The man is unstoppable. A bull in a china shop. But still…
The greatest GOP salesman in history award has to go to Joe Biden.
Thanks Joe, you’re the best! You’ve turned the whole country Republican red. No one has ever done it better than you.
Wayne Allyn Rootis known as “the Conservative Warrior.” Wayne’s latest book, “The Great Patriot Protest & Boycott Book” is a #1 bestseller. Wayne is host of the nationally- syndicated “Wayne Allyn Root: Raw & Unfiltered” on USA Radio Network, daily from 6 PM to 9 PM EST and the “WAR RAW” podcast. Visit ROOTforAmerica.com, or listen live at USAradio.com, or “on demand” 24/7 at iHeartRadio.com, or on the Audacy app.
Do you believe the 2020 election was stolen? Do you need more proof? Then watch the “2000 Mules” movie coming out this week.
How powerful is “2000 Mules?” Why do you think the Supreme Court decision on Roe vs Wade was leaked right at this exact moment? This is the first Supreme Court decision that has ever been leaked in the history of America. And this historic criminal act just happened to occur on the eve of the release of “2000 Mules?”
The goal of this leak is to distract from the concrete proof of a stolen presidential election. Now abortion is in the headlines day and night. It will be all anyone talks about 24/7 for months. The proof of a stolen election will be drowned out by this high-profile controversial debate over abortion.
And look who this once-in-a-lifetime leak targets- female voters. It’s no coincidence.
But I have a powerful message for female voters, wives and mothers. Ladies, have you ever had a boyfriend, lover, or husband cheat on you? Did you need actual proof of your husband cheating to know he cheated?
Or would this be this enough to know for sure…
Your husband comes home at 3 AM, reeking of booze, lipstick on his collar, hickey on his neck, the smell of a woman’s perfume on his body, and when you ask him where he’s been, he
“Shut up. I did nothing wrong. You’re a crazy woman. You’re a conspiracy theorist. No, you can’t look at my cell phone, or text messages. No, you can’t look at the GPS of my phone. How dare you ask. If you ever talk about this again, I’ll cut off your income and kick you out of this home. Good luck being homeless on the streets.”
What would any woman believe at that point? Do you need any further “proof?” Or is your husband’s reaction all the proof you need? Are you “crazy” or a “conspiracy theorist” for seeing the truth with your own eyes? Which do you believe: your own eyes, or your husband’s lies?
That’s the 2020 election to a T. We all know what happened. We don’t need what Democrats and the media call “proof.” The Democrats’ angry response is the proof. The media’s coverup is the proof.
They call us “crazy.” They call us “conspiracy theorists.” They refuse any investigation. They fight against forensic audits with armies of lawyers. They ban any discussion. They refuse any debate. Is this normal?
They ban us, censor us, shadow-ban us, burn our books (in this case, our free speech)- by kicking us off Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, or Instagram, for even a mention of a stolen election. What are they so afraid of?
They deny what we can see on video with our own eyes- videos of…
• Detroit City Clerk vans arriving at 3 AM to the counting room in Detroit with boxes of hundreds of thousands of ballots…
• Georgia election workers pulling out suitcases stuffed full of ballots, after the room is emptied due to a false report of a burst pipe…
• Videos of election workers running the same ballots through the counting machines many times… •
• Videos of “mules” stuffing ballot drop boxes in the middle of the night with thousands of ballots, after coming directly from Democrat Party headquarters.
Democrats and the media couldn’t care less about the sworn testimony of a USPS truck driver in Pennsylvania who swears he drove a million ballots from Long Island to Pennsylvania days after the election.
They couldn’t care less that in Georgia, only days before the election, the Elections Dept ordered (and paid for) one million mail-in ballots from a printer- even though they had no time to mail any of them. Why waste all that money? Or was the plan to fill the ballots out after election day? Move along, nothing to see here.
They couldn’t care less that in Wisconsin, elderly Americans (many with dementia) voted in all-time record numbers at nursing homes…100% turnout…all for Joe Biden.
There’s “no proof” they say. There’s actually plenty of proof, but that’s why media, social media and Democrats have banned any discussion, or debate. The mainstream media and social media have conspired to make it disappear- just like Hunter Biden’s laptop.
But the only proof any smart wife or mother needs is the response. Just like a cheating husband, the Democrats’ response is so rancid, so ridiculous, so over-the-top with fake outrage, we all know the truth. The proof is in the response of the cheater. WE KNOW.
If you made a bet on the election (as I did), you know. Trump was running away with a landslide electoral victory, a landslide 8 to 1 betting favorite, at Midnight of Election Night, when
suddenly five key states announced at the same time, for the first time in history, that they were stopping the vote count until morning. Nothing strange there. Nothing suspicious there.
Why did five states stop counting, for the first time in history? Trump had insurmountable leads in all 5 states. Yet when we woke up, the leads were gone. Hundreds of thousands of new votes…almost 100% for Biden…were found overnight. And they were only found with no GOP witnesses in the counting room. No problem there, right?
But if you’re still unsure, watch “2000 Mules” to see how millions of fake ballots were flooded into battleground states to steal the election.
But you don’t need “2000 Mules” to know for sure. “2000 Cheating Husbands” tells the real story.
Simply tell every Democrat in America that you believe the 2020 election was stolen. Then watch their reaction. They’ll act exactly like your cheating husband, at 3 AM, with lipstick on his collar.
That’s why I aimed this commentary directly at female voters, wives and mothers. To anyone who has ever suffered a cheating boyfriend, lover or husband. Because, you know what cheating looks like, you know how cheaters act.
Now that we all know the 2020 election was stolen, the important question is…
Wayne Allyn Rootis known as “the Conservative Warrior.” Wayne’s latest book, “The Great Patriot Protest & Boycott Book” is a #1 bestseller. Wayne is host of the nationally- syndicated “Wayne Allyn Root: Raw & Unfiltered” on USA Radio Network, daily from 6 PM to 9 PM EST and the “WAR RAW” podcast. Visit ROOTforAmerica.com, or listen live at USAradio.com, or “on demand” 24/7 at iHeartRadio.com, or on the Audacy app.
A fascinating article in the New York Post Monday reveals that “Osama bin Laden had been ‘very eager to replicate the 9/11 attacks’ against the US — and actively plotted to blow up oil tankers, derail trains and use private jets as weapons, according to a trove of seized documents.” Yet while there have been numerous jihad attacks in the U.S. since 9/11, none matched its magnitude. Osama wasn’t able to replicate, for as it turns out, he misjudged the U.S. as drastically as the U.S. misjudged him and his movement.
“The plots,” the Post reported, “were spelled out in more than 500,000 letters and files seized by the Navy SEAL team that executed the mass-murdering al Qaeda leader in 2011, according to Nelly Lahoud, an Islamic scholar who spent years carefully studying the trove.” In his eagerness to bring about another 9/11, but aware that airport security had dramatically increased, bin Laden told his followers to “consider chartering private jets to attack the US.” He also “spelled out a detailed plan to slaughter American commuters on a train.” Osama “wanted to have around 40 feet of track removed so that a ‘train could be derailed.’”
The jihad mastermind had other ideas as well: “In 2010, a year before his death, bin Laden plotted to target multiple crude oil tankers and major shipping routes around the Middle East and Africa.” This was because, according to Lahoud, Osama saw “the importance of oil for the industrialized economy” as “similar to blood for human beings. So, if you cause somebody to bleed excessively, even if you don’t kill him you will at least weaken him. He really wanted to do to the American economy.”
He certainly did severe damage to the American economy. The war on terror cost the United States trillions of dollars, and all it gave us was a diminished presence on the world stage, an onerous and irritating security apparatus in airports, and an emboldened jihad force worldwide that continues to pose a problem for governments around the world (often self-inflicted, in the form of mass Muslim migration).
But apparently Osama thought that his victory would be more comprehensive and immediate. According to Lahoud, he made a “huge miscalculation” in predicting how the U.S. would respond to 9/11. “He thought,” she says, “that the American people would take to the streets, replicate the anti-Vietnam war protests and they would put pressure on their government to withdraw from Muslim majority states.” All he expected as retaliation for taking down the Twin Towers was “a limited airstrike.”
A huge miscalculation indeed. But the U.S. miscalculated as well. Six days after 9/11, George W. Bush went into a mosque in Washington, accompanied by the head of a Hamas-linked group and another Muslim leader who is now in prison for financing al-Qaeda, and proclaimed that “Islam is peace.” This discouraged those who were trying to understand the beliefs, motives, and goals of the jihadis from investigating even the jihadis’ own statements, for fear of giving the impression that 9/11, and jihad terrorism in general, had something to do with Islam. The false assumption that Islam was a religion of peace deformed the American response to 9/11 in numerous ways, leading to wrongheaded policies on both the domestic and international fronts, with consequences that have yet to play out fully.
When Donald Trump tried to correct one of those wrongheaded policies by restricting immigration from several Muslim countries that would not or could not provide adequate information about the people who wanted to enter the United States, he was roundly denounced as an “Islamophobe,” as those who have spoken honestly about the motivating ideology behind jihad terror have been for years, and Joe Biden repealed the policy on his first day in office. How many jihad terrorists, including al-Qaeda members, are in the country now as a result of this, awaiting their best opportunity? We’ll find out.
There were miscalculations on both sides. Both thought that the other posed a threat that was smaller than it actually was. The Post notes that “al Qaeda had just $200,000 in its coffers in 2006 and was unable to support its increasingly fractious jihad.” It would be another miscalculation, however, to take that as a sign that the jihad is largely a spent force. Al-Qaeda is just one of many jihad groups around the world. Since the death of bin Laden, his group has been largely eclipsed by another jihad group that emerged from it, the Islamic State (ISIS). Bin Laden may have underestimated America in 2001; other jihadis are sizing America up in 2022, and it would be much harder to underestimate us now.
Stakeholder capitalism is the centerpiece of Klaus Schwab’s Great Reset.
According to Schwab, Founder of the World Economic Forum, and the economic model’s most vocal advocate, the stakeholder capitalism will not only “optimize short-term profits for shareholders, but seek long term value creation, by taking into account the needs of all their stakeholders, and society at large.”
Proponents claim the new capitalism is the inclusive replacement for greedy shareholder capitalism that places investor profits ahead of society.
Beyond this rhetoric you find Schwab’s model is more about redirecting wealth and power to the tip of a global hierarchy than benefiting society at large.
Stakeholder capitalism, the theory that corporations should satisfy more than shareholders dates back to a 1983 paper by R. Edward Freeman. As social awareness increased more companies included employees, suppliers, the community, trade unions, government agencies, financial institutions, and media as stakeholders. Schwab’s Great Reset expands this to myriad global interests.
You can build cases for or against expanding community stakeholders. But community concern is not what drives Schwab’s stakeholder model.
The flaws in Schwab’s comments
Contrary to Schwab’s account, shareholder companies do look beyond their investors. Most companies earn profits by providing quality goods and services at competitive prices customers can afford. Smart companies know this happens best when they care for employees, suppliers, customers, and everyone who effects the business. Together, these factors increase the company’s and shareholders’ value.
In other words, in the shareholder model customers are at the top of the corporate food chain and are the ultimate decider of the company’s fate. No matter how socially aware a firm may be, if the customers are not satisfied it will soon be another CNN+.
In any model there will be some business leaders focused only on profits. But this shortcoming pales when compared to the Great Reset’s handful of the uber-rich managing the entire planet.
Corporate greed is blamed for increasing global risks
According to Schwab, global risks including extreme weather, biodiversity collapse, food and water crises are interconnected. They are exacerbated by inequality and unfairness.
Schwab places much of the blame on corporate greed. Too many CEOs, he claims in his 2021 DAVOS speech, have focused on shareholders and failed to follow the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
There you have the core of Schwab’s scheme. He wants to implement an updated version of the 1992 Earth Summit’s Sustainable Development goals using big business as the hammer that drives the practices into our culture.
Who is the “society at large” that will benefit
When Schwab refers to stakeholders, he speaks globally as well as nationally. His stakeholders include communities, governments, the welfare state, trade associations, global stakeholders, the planet, and anyone else the power elite decides to add.
If you think you will personally benefit, you may have a long wait. Under the Great Reset, stakeholders are ‘the people.’ When a politician says, “I’m doing this for the people,” watch out. Castro, Mao, Chavez and nearly every despot born acted ‘for the people.’
This massive “stakeholder” pool is the real target of governments. By leveraging big business, they have easy access to control the behaviors and property of large populations.
According to the DAVOS agenda, the new aim of companies is “to generate an economic surplus” so governments can assure the “greatest prosperity for the greatest number of people.”
How stakeholder capitalism leads to government control
Under the broad stakeholder model, governments hold companies accountable through environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance scorecards. Activities such as minimizing environmental externalities, volunteerism, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, diversity in the interview process all can raise their ESG score. Higher scores provide more favorable credit terms and easier access to suppliers and contracts.
A proposed SEC rule will be the first step in regulating these activities in the U.S.. Under “The Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors,” public companies must provide climate related information in their annual reports. This includes items like GHG reduction measures and climate risks.
Here are some examples:
“…a registrant in the construction industry might be required to disclose the physical risk of increased heat waves that affect the ability of its personnel to safely work outdoors, which could result in a cessation or delay of operations, and a reduction in its current or future earnings.”
The rule requires companies to look for “climate related opportunities” such as transitioning to “a lower carbon economy.”
Enter the stakeholders
The SEC rule also requires public companies to report the GHG reductions and climate initiatives for their customers, suppliers, and firms “upstream or downstream” in the value chain. This mandate provides the federal government with access to virtually every small business in the nation.
It is not just access to these small business stakeholders; the government has control over them. Even smaller businesses that fail to follow the ESG system of governance will find it harder to gain funding, suppliers, and access to markets.
To meet ESG standards companies will be forced to redirect their primary concerns from providing excellent products at competitive prices to satisfying government mandated social scoring criteria.
According to Schwab,
“We can’t continue with an economic system driven by selfish values, such as short-term profit maximization, the avoidance of tax and regulation, or the externalizing of environmental harm. Instead, we need a society, economy, and international community that is designed to care for all people and the entire planet.”
It’s ironic Schwab complains about selfish values when his entire Great Reset project transfers the world’s power to a handful of unelected elites.
The expanded universe of non-business stakeholders might never invest in, buy, or even use a company’s product or service. But since businesses will be required to meet many of their environmental or social demands, they can profoundly influence a company’s bottom line.
Is this woke or is it not?
Proponents claim stakeholder capitalism addresses inequality and protects the environment.
Schwab explains, “the interconnectivity and the overarching well-being of people and the planet are central, ensuring a more harmonious outcome over time.”
This cuddly comment obscures the reality that those most responsible for division, inequality, unemployment, inflation, and debt are the same people who will manage the criteria governing how banks give loans, corporations conduct business, and who acts responsibly. Downstream these same people make decisions that will affect the amount you will have to spend on your home, your car, or vacation.
Responding to a backlash accusing stakeholder proponents of advancing political wokeism, BlackRock CEO, Larry Fink, a major player in the scheme declared, “Stakeholder capitalism is not about politics. It is not a social or ideological agenda. It is not ‘woke.’”
Right. “Not woke” in the same way mask mandates and vaccine passports are not control.
But why would BlackRock, the largest asset management firm on earth, support stakeholder capitalism when the sustainable industries it favors, like wind and solar, rely on government subsidies to survive?
Sustainability drives up housing prices and production costs all to solve a problem that doesn’t exist. So, how can asset managers predict huge windfalls in industries that are struggling?
An endless supply of money
The answer is money. Broad stakeholder capitalism only survives where there are enormous cash inflows. If that money is not coming from consumers, then much of it comes from government.
That inflow is not about to cease. Modern Monetary Theory is the support mechanism for the new economy. The absurd theory that is gaining traction in Washington states that since we can print limitless sums of money, it doesn’t matter if we run meteoric debts. We just print more money (think digital credits) and spend our way forward.
If that does not concern you, consider that MMT passes more power to the President and Congress to control financial flow to address inflation.
There are a basketful of other problems with Modern Monetary Theory I will hit in a later article. For now, know MMT, with its massive amounts of cash is the fuel that enables the Great Reset to advance Marxist-like control over our entire economy with socially sensitive cliches rather than threats, gulags, and mass killings.
That money can prop up fading wind turbine manufacturers, support expensive battery production for electric cars, keep struggling environmentally conscious firms afloat, and underwrite green infrastructure for new schools.
The Great Reset calls for a select group of corporations and political elite to lord it over the entire economy. Stakeholder capitalism, with its emphsis on community, gives this control a veneer of legitimacy while strengthening the bonds of compliance. Companies including Microsoft, Accenture, Bank of America, Disney, and John Deere are already on the ESG bandwagon.
If the pandemic has taught us anything it is that political and corporate elitists live in a deaf, irresponsible, selfish, and power-crazed bubble. Many of society’s pains are caused by those who have regulated beyond their moral and intellectual means.
Any flaws in our economic system are better managed by the millions of men and women who operate small businesses and those they serve, than by the scoundrels in the bubble.
John Anthony is a patriot and a conservative blogger. Read his commentary along with other interesting information at Sustainable Freedom Lab.