CRASH 2: 76 years on, Spain once again holds the key to the future.

For all kinds of reasons (entirely family, nothing to to with GCHQ etc) my posts will be briefer and more sporadic for the foreseeable future. Sometimes, stuff like this puts one’s life back into perspective…but also hones one’s ability to see the key points of significance on a bigger canvas.

The significance of what’s going on in Spain is a case in point. The Spanish Civil War in 1935-6 was a portent of what we could expect from the Nazis after 1939. Once more, 76 years later, the country represents a pivotal stage in the world’s drift into mute acceptance of the will of a tiny group of diseased minds.

Spain holds the key to whether we are going to be a planet of 3% masters and 97% drugged, half-educated serfs thirty years from now.

Chiefly, it is a question of non-compliance.

If Spain refuses to comply with the demands of Bedlam’s inmates, Francois Hollande in France will be encouraged to do the same. Sarkozy is losing ground in the polls: but if Hollande is elected and finds himself surrounded by enemies while stepping over landmines left behind by the bastards, he too will buckle. That’s the way it is with the current crop of politicians.

We are approaching the point at which the future is about to veer one way or another. Just as with 1930s Spain, one doesn’t have to be a Communist to fight on the republican side. I am not a socialist, but if enough Sovereign States say no to the bankers, the globalists, the Bilderbergers and the ISPs, then Orwell’s haunting prophecy need not be fulfilled.

The Troika and their terrified backers are demanding ‘discipline’ on the basis of a rewritten past that is almost complete bollocks. Now is the time for those supposed to be in power to say “Bollocks”.

70 thoughts on “CRASH 2: 76 years on, Spain once again holds the key to the future.

  1. The Eurocrats will attempt to patch their leaky boat until it finally sinks. They have run out of ideas and no one in the private sector will finance their bureaucratic dreams. The living standards of the Western nations will join those of the developing world. The demographics and finances are immutable, making the end of the Euro sure. The timing and the aftermath of this event is the only question that remains.

  2. John, whatever circumstances you are dealing with, best wishes and thoughts for you and your family.
    Many people here have said they don’t know how you keep the quality and quantity of your posts going. I have appreciated your output and felt at the same time spoiled with the amount you give for free. Your writings have been getting wider and wider coverage, and even though there may be fewer of them, I hope their influence spreads during these pivotal times.

  3. Spain holds the key to whether we are going to be *remain* a planet of 3% masters and 97% drugged, half-educated serfs thirty years from now.

  4. I know a bit about Spain as I live there for part of the year and am going to move there. The spanish are very proud of their democracy (?), which was hard fought for after the Franco years. I think they will stand up and be counted, at least I hope they will.

    • Hope so. I’ve got lots of spanish friends (90% of them live outside spain though)…and they’re a very anarchist, rebellious, bunch too. Contrary to the myth, they don;t like living off others; they hate it – however they are willing to work less, have less, in order to enjoy life more…I do think Spain, could in some respects save the world (sic) with a mass rejection of the EU/revolution

      On France, I agree with John. I hate socialism, but heck, I’d chose a marxist communist over an EU Techninconpoop

    • Disagree. I live in Sp since I was born, so I know a bit about it too. The government will follow the austerity line for the next 4 years and no one is going to rise in arms. People are absolutely apathetic.
      Yes, there were demonstrations last year for a month, and in the next ECB meeting at BCN we might see the customary riots, but these people are really a minority.
      Spain is a country where, once people has achieved a certain level of comfort in their lives, then they no longer mind about others.
      So, unless they ban football, don’t expect a revolution here.

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  6. The recent announcement by the old etonian draper in short trousers who likes his champagne the Chancellor of the Exchequer is probably due to the fact that he believes it a racing certainty that his erotic fantasy who is the current ”I wanna be important and famous even though I’m french” Head of the IMF has persuaded him that investing in the coming Eurobonds will be the ultimate salvation for the failed experiment with fiscal fascism to match.

  7. John, dunno what’s happening but as others have said, I hope things work out well. When you’re ready to write, I’ll be ready to read :-)

    As for Spain, they are perhaps one nation in the EZ more likely to tell the criminal gang up north running the show to go to hell! Let’s see…

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  9. Yes, all the best.

    Dan Hannan quoted it best this morning:

    ‘The issue is the same throughout all history, whether man shall be allowed to govern himself or be ruled by a small elite.’ Jefferson

  10. My thoughts are with you and your family John. I have only discovered your blog a couple of months ago and it is now the first and last thing I read each day.
    Thanks for all your selfless work.
    Paul

  11. It would seem helpful to spell out the supposed alternatives that Spain faces.

    As far as I am aware, there are just three:

    (1) Acceptance of continued printing of Euros to drive down the Euro exchange rate and real wages, which will help restore the Spanish to competitiveness in a globalized economy. This seems a poor choice since it will do nothing to deal with with the differences in productivity and hence unemployment rate within the Eurozone.

    (2) For Spain to exchange the Euro for the Peseta at a competitive rate.

    (3) For the Eurozone to adopt an adjustment mechanism to allow for differences in productivity between the Germans and the rest, without throwing most of the rest out of work. Then the Eurozone as a whole would adjust successfully to global competition through adjustment in the Euro exchange rate.

    The choice is important, but it seems hardly comparable to the choice the Spanish made in the 30’s when they opted for tyranny over democracy. Then a moral error was committed. Now it is likely that the choice made will prove merely to be a costly blunder.

    • The choice was made when we entered the EU in 1986. The price to pay was stunning: to minimize fishing and agriculture (this was a French requirement) and to dismantle the industry (in the interests of Germany). Spain should not dare compete with these two countries in any field, and instead became a market for them.
      After 20+ years, the economy is all about tourism and public servants. As there’s no industry, there’s no way the disemployment can decrease. Unless the government funded R&D companies (but they won’t, actually they cut public spending and investment).

      • Hey, BT, I like disemployment. It conveys the notion of an honest workers chucked on the scap-heap through no fault of their own, whereas unemployment could be for many reasons including unemployability or workshyness.

        More importantly, though, why is there no equivalent of UKIP in Spain (PIE, Partido de la Independencia española). Sarkozy has turned nationalist for fear of a wipe out tomorrow, not that any sensible French person will believe him surely. But that is clearly the trend. The globalist thing and the United States of Europe all looks like toxic, antidemocratic bollocks to me and to most other people, surely. So why won’t it soon end? Or is the EU already a gaol house from which none can escape?

      • @CS: “I like disemployment. It conveys the notion of an honest workers chucked on the scap-heap through no fault of their own”

        …like being financially disembowelled!

      • @CS: I’ve never really believed Sarko is a ‘conservative’ politician despite the political party he belongs to. Ditto Merky. Their mindsets are clearly on the Left; they both support big govt, undermine the Rule of Law and snear at democracy, all Left traits. If Hollande wins he will be brought up to date with the small reality that he doesn’t call all the shots, so his own pre-election radical ideas will evaporate. Things will carry on.
        This EU/EZ farce will not end well, IMO. Either by mass public uprisings or oppression and whatever follows that. Can’t see any other way out. The elites have boxed themselves into a corner and taken to digging holes.

      • “The elites have boxed themselves into a corner and taken to digging holes.”

        It would be nice to think they are that stupid. There might then be the chance of successful counterrevolution. But what if the Euro leadership is correct in believing it can force the program through?

        The Russians had to put up with 70 years of “socialist” tyranny, why not now Europe? Outside of the business sector, most educated Europeans are statists who hate the idea of free enterprise and democracy. So of the options you mention, tyranny looks like the safest bet.

  12. Would like to add my good wishes to you to, John. This is the best and most informative blog there is on the Internet. The comments are also excellent and I come here every day. Thank you!

  13. France holds the key: the Spanish world extends far beyond puny Europe and is sustainable. An EU not ‘guided’ by France is destined for the scrapyard and their bluff is being called. Ask the ‘average’ German what he knows or cares about France.

    • @ Rowland

      You mean something like these, comments to an article about Fifi Lagarde/IMF repeating the call for Eurobonds:

      eichelhäher: “And once again a Frenchie! Speaking here is not the IMF, but the interests representative of France. There is no country on earth that has, measured against its somewhat modest economic importance in global competition, such an almost grotesque seeming international influence as France. Not least, it has benefited from the decades of devout Francophile policies of all post-war German governments. Starting with K. Adenauer, via H. Kohl, who as a precaution bowed twice before the Tricolore, and on to BK A. Merkel, who has stripped away the last remnants of German self-respect like a piece of dirt on a doormat. Chancellor Merkel supported the Frenchwoman Christine Lagarde to become IMF Director, she sponsored the Portuguese Barroso to become the EU Commission chief, she helped the Italian Draghi to the office of ECB boss, etc, etc. Whosoever so compliantly and characterlessly ignores the concerns of their “own” nation and citizens like the German government, like the Parliament, and most recently the President (no, not the German, the one from the EU administration zone FRG), should not be surprised if they are despised abroad, are perceived as political cretins and lackeys and thus treated accordingly.”

      homo_sapiens : “Completely analysed correctly.

      After the war “La grande nation” hitched the German donkey in front of its own cart and dominated it mercilessly. This was possible because, at that time, guilty-submissive behaviour was understandably being imposed on the donkey and it imagined it was happy about the offered “Amitie’ franco-allemande”.

      Supported by the modernising German economy, France’s role in world politics then forged ahead with more elan than would ever have been possible under its own power alone.

      However, the translation of “L’amitie ‘franco-allemande” into German is “ruthless enforcement of the interests of France.”

      Currently, this is again being despicably shown with Sarkozy’s behaviour towards Merkel in the so-called “euro rescue.” Previously, with the reunification, as Mitterrand imposed the disastrous Euro on the Germans.

      A typical, albeit marginal, example of French egotism that has been smouldering for decades is their undignified clinging on to Strasbourg as the second seat of the European Parliament.

      (The European Parliament should be located in Brussels
      It costs European taxpayers approximately 200 million euros a year to move the Parliament between Brussels/Belgium and Strasbourg/France. As a citizen of the European Union, I want the European Parliament to be located only in Brussels.)

      http://www.europafederalisterna.se/oneseat/?view=facts%E2%9F%A8=de

      Vive la France!”

    • France is among Spain’s biggest enemies. It has always been like that. They couldn’t allow such a big country being successful and compete with them in the very border. Mitterrand demands were that in order to be allowed in the EU, Spain should became a vassal. So it did, and the economic situation now derives in part from the lack of sovereignty.

  14. Family first every time John.

    Without wishing to sound too much like the hounds lurking in the rush matting in the Baronial Hall, we are grateful for whatever is cast our way :-)

  15. Mr Ward. “Life In perspective”

    Once upon a time a monkey fell out of a tree, scavaging around it eventually ended up growing crops etc. fabulous technology etc. The thing is you cannot ever make it all add up and balance numerically if you can produce more than you can consume.

    Throw that at 10 billion people humanity must change.

    We can no longer support the concept either of conquering others to gain what we do not have and we can no longer support those at the top who believe they are entitled to more than anybody else.

    Which means those who have nothing need to earn enough for themselves each day then put your feet up without having to pay for the elite for their elevated postiions.

    So the flaw is in mankind as a species that will not go away until we are extinct.

    Good luck on whatever you do, it will not change the above though and I do not believe mankind has it in itself to overcome it.

    Great Uncle

  16. Note from Greece… no worry’s, we got this… there is no way Greeks will cut another 12 – 15 Billion from the budget next year (they still beg us to implement the BS, they are trying to force on us). We will be the first wrench in the wheels of this runaway train (and because the train is built out of cardboard it should burn quickly)… just like when we ruined Hitler’s plans bu making him turn down to face us after we spanked his little boy Mussolini up into Albania, instead or invading Russia while it was still cold enough, like when 300 Knights and a group of dudes from the neighborhoods held off a million Persians long enough for the Spartan Army to reassemble and keep Persia from enslaving the western world… we are being forced to fight again… and we will succeed to show the world that there are always options.

  17. I stumbled across this site a few months ago and have been an avid reader since. My very best wishes to you and yours John.

  18. @JW…….

    “”””””””If Spain refuses to comply with the demands of Bedlam’s inmates, Francois Hollande in France will be encouraged to do the same. “””””””

    Hello John, I hate to say this, but it’s necessary to do so. If anyone believes that Francois Hollande will do anything different to what Sarkosy has done, then those believers are in for a major disappointment. If Hollande wins (and that’s still a BIG if) nothing will change apart from the sort of continuing decline and supposed helplessness we have seen in Greece, Spain and Ireland.
    Not forgetting the Uk, where the chancellor of a supposedly Eurosceptic government has just announced that he will find a further £10,000,000,000 (Ten Billion quid) for IMF bailout of the Euro.
    They are liars, all of them. Deliberately so. I’ve given the reasons for this often enough not to repeat it again.
    If Marine Le Pen was the winner, there probably would be a change. But with Hollande, no chance. He’s a fake.
    I’ll bookmark this prophesy and I’ll expect you to hold me to account in 6 month’s time if I’m wrong.

    In the meantime, please keep in mind that you have lots of friends here who wish you well.
    Kennyboy

    • agree about Hollonde…a moderate sort of lefty guy is an obvious EU stooge. Once these socialists actually think about where the money is going to come from its obvious they’ll throw themselves into the hands of the bankers, print, and run up greater deficits…it was always thus and always thus shall be

    • @kb: Agree with you on this. I’d be amazed if Hollande did anything much different to Sarko if he’s elected…..for the reasons already stated by @MMP.

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  20. We are screwed, there’s no one with the spine to say “NO”
    Fear and greed, the most awful of combinations in humans.
    What they haven’t realised is, that they will destroy the host, a situation no parasite can live with. Perfect.

  21. Best of luck John, wherever you need it. We. can wait for a blog……. but not tooooo long please! Your insight and information needs to be out there.

  22. @JW

    Best wishes and thank you for your very considerable efforts:-| Old buddhist proverb: neither smile nor frown in the face of adversity.

  23. atb John…..this blog blasted the cobwebs from a GS brain,better defence against Alzheimers than household chores,I’m indebted to you!!!

  24. JW,
    Thanks.
    I do hope 5 months in SW France is still on your agenda.
    Good fortune, good health and plenty of ‘vin’.

  25. John, lets hope that,”Cometh the time, cometh the man,” and that man is motivated into action by reading your blogs.

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  27. Aw now come on! I mean, what’s the worst that could happen. Merkel jumps in a brown pantsuit, has her hair styled in a forelock, and demands justice for the Sudeten Germans?
    Couldn’t happen!

  28. Although this may seem somewhat off-point I think it is actually the core of the issue: We have reached the point at which entropy has set in and is the driver of our putatively economic woes. So while I don’t disagree that the whole situation is being massively mishandled and increasing rather than mitigating our distress the fundamentals lie elsewhere.

    Maintaining a system, any system, requires an input of energy sufficient to overcome the entropic tendency to disorder. While we appear to have increasing energy inputs into the system we don’t for two reasons: 1. the system has become larger by orders of magnitude, population, size of economies, impact on environment etc. 2. we are realizing declining energy inputs while they appear to be greater. This is because we are seeing significant declines in EROEI–energy return on energy invested.

    The systemic result is that those at the controls (who do not realize the problem) are attempting to squeeze more out of the only variable they can control–the people.

    If this is correct then there is little that can be done. The ‘deciders’ are going to screw up until people take the decisions into their own hands. Then all that can be done is a reordering of priorities to take declining energy input into the system into account and institute a sensible ‘power-down.’ Were we to do that we could actually maintain many of the benefits of energy availability.

    I wholeheartedly agree with John, we are at a fundamental turning point for the world.

  29. I was remiss in not beginning with wishing you the best in your situation John. We can sometimes see the bigger picture but we always live the smaller, family one.

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