CRASH2: when everyone feels they have to lie, then you know it’s a war


Well he would say that, wouldn’t he?

So many things today come under that infamous Mandy Rice-Davies riposte to the Profumo scandal prosecutor. Earlier today down under, the Australian Energy Minister said he had “every confidence in the Chinese economic future”. Three hours later, the Shanghai Composite closed 6.4% down on the day – a dire outcome even by its own standards.

But 120% of Australia’s profitable trade involves selling unrefined mineral ores to, um, China so he would say that.

After taking a few seconds to gulp, the market explained it away with ‘on anticipation of G20 meeting’ because it would say that.

Today’s big corporate ads for Lloyds trumpet its recovery and say that Lloyds ‘is supporting Britain’s recovery’. But then, the results were ruined by a whopping £2.1bn PPI mis-selling payout to customers they scammed so they would say that.

Ozone-head Christine Lagarde asserts that “Brexit fears are threatening UK recovery”, but then she’s part of the TTIP/US colonial/EC/EU army so she would say that.

In the current swirling environment of gathering crises – ClubMed, global slowdown, oil glut, Syrian bombing anarchy, Chinese instability, EU chaos, Islamic Jihadism, migrant policy meltdown, Brexit, threats to the US political élite, splits in the UK Establishment Parties, tool paucity among the central bankers, NHS collapse, Ukraine State failure, Erdogan double-agent antics, trigger-happy US foreign policy and Arabian chaos – it’s getting well-nigh impossible to find objective opinions, or tell fact from fiction.

The biggest casualty by far in the 21st century is Truth. But Truth is the first casualty of war. Does this therefore make sense?

Yes, I think it does: because the human species is at war with itself.

It’s a war on myriad fronts, but one collective phrase nails it: tectonic tension between rigid and dysfunctional belief systems.

We’ve been here before I know, but in 2016 people do not debate, they lie: and when found out, they insult; and if harried, they block.

Blocking on Twitter is one thing, and God help me, sometimes it is justified. Blocking the Opposition’s ability to function – via rigging, gerrymandering, legal vindictiveness, and the invention of oxymoronic NVEs – is a direct attack on Citizen liberty.

Today, it’s being pursued by the Camerlot clique. Next time, it might be the Corbyn clique. Ultimately, though I know my many friends on the Left would call this nonsense, there is nothing to choose between the two of them: they are both like priests demanding a belief in instant transubstantiation.

Wealth does not trickle down, redistributed wealth creates dependence, feminism is far from being a cure-all, neoliberalism has been a social disaster, globalist mercantilism creates zero-sum anarchy, and multiculturalism has yet to work in any society on Earth.

Old, tribalist ideas generate war as an outlet for activist aggression. New ideas unite, giving hope and motivation to those left out previously.

But without new ideas augmenting the sense of unity, the revolutionary vision takes over. Dictatorship replaces autocracy, and new wars based on the extreme break out.

There were no new ideas in pre 1789 France, Tsarist Russia or Soviet Russia. Today, there are no original ways forward on offer in the US, the UK, or the EU.

Nothing lasts forever, and things that don’t work are eventually vapourised more quickly than anyone ever expects.

This is what many of us will have to accept over the next decade. We are at pre-Crash2 Correction3 on an econo-fiscal dimension, but the cultural reset is on its way. Ignore facts, and you get fear. Nurture fear, and you inflame violence.

If CNN, BBCNews, Bloomberg, Russia Today, France24 et al ignore the probability, it doesn’t make it dissipate. On the contrary, it makes it inevitable.

Yesterday at The Slog: What Rupert did next

14 thoughts on “CRASH2: when everyone feels they have to lie, then you know it’s a war

  1. The Guardian ran an article last April 2015 that stated the UK Banks through 2014 had paid out £42 Billion in PPI Fines and were expected to pay out a further £19 Billion!

    Given much of the PPI Misselling occurred prior to the Great Crash of 2007/2008 the PPI Scam appears to me that the banks were hopelessly and criminally bancrupt when they got Gordon Brown to write them an blank cheque so that he could in his words ‘save the world’.

    What belief can any sane person have in any ‘Audited’ bank results in certainly the UK and probably the US and. Europe.

    Why have the Auditors not been fined and banned from their so called profession?

    The world is truly bizarre and the world of Brave New World, 1984 and the Hidden Persuaders are quickly appearing to be the New Normality.

    Finally did the banks do any other ‘profitable for them’ business other than PPI and is £61 Billion just the cost of doing business for those UK Banks?

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  2. Man flu coupled with Sleep deprivation lead me down the Wiki rabbit hole last night at 3 a.m. I came across a corner of history of which I had no previous knowledge 600 years of fratricides, patricides and far too many battles to count between the Persians, the fore-runner of the EU -The Roman Empire and any number of arab and asian states and potentates. Leaving aside the death and destruction wrought, a constant theme was the payment of large sums of tribute by those parties suing for peace. (Blood trickles down wealth trickles up).

    Jump forward 1500 years and its the same play but with different actors…….

    “And in the fields corn sways with metallic clicks
    Whilst man hammers nails in man high on his crucifix”


  3. There is certainly an Orwellian quality to the way free speech is being criminalised all over the West. If it becomes impossible to question establishment narratives all notions of individual freedom become meaningless. Healthy skepticism of government is necessary to keep those in power in check. For millenia society’s elites have conspired with government against the people, but to point this out will now get one labelled as an NVE or worse. When simple questioning of a government version of events brings opprobium or even prosecution, it is a red flag that the story cannot stand up to honest scrutiny. It seems that in recent decades the culture in the West has morphed into one that not only tolerates lying but positively approves of it. As Orwell put it: “In a time of universal deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” Revolting must be in our future if we are to survive as a species.

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  4. @Alteregoman

    When Gordon Brown the infamous not above 70 million (noone mentins it anymore and exactly where are we now?) population man saved the world he should have been made to present the real assets to cover the bailout. He did not! He instigated the creation of the value that is now being held as debt over every single UK citizen.


    @JW … I paused for thought on the swirling gathering crisises and just worked through the list and then considered all the ones you did not list … Do I really have to live in this world is my first thought! Every politician globally, bankster, corporation have all been caught in unison with their hands in the till thieving and the interconnectivity of the world that the debt in one nation is now spread across them all and in total globally the world is “turning Japanese” no matter how much the try to fight it.


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  5. @Altergoman – and has the PPI spending of redress made the economy ‘better’ than it would otherwise have been?

    We’re all Japan now.

    Decline by design


  6. ……………. and just how many of them have been investigated, charged, brought before a public court, found guilty and sentenced ……..? ………..none of them because the rule of law has gone completely …. it truly is us and them

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  7. I see payment by banks like ppl as helicopter money,i know technically it not what Freidman classified it has, but it,but it does the same in the sense it puts money in the economy that wasn’t generated by the economy,no one is found guilty in a court of law & private stimulus is put into play & if it was working,it would put those like me who believe taxation should be used to re-balance the economy out of the equation,but without ever changing what really caused the crash Profiteering!it only enforces the taxation argument not diminishes it!


  8. @the ghost:
    The ‘money’ is being returned, not created from nothing. So, it was taken away from productive people/economy, fraudulently, now it is being returned. The effect has been that the spend into the economy was moved from the past until now. Very inefficient.


  9. i2choose & your right & the damage that action has had on the economy,but i) Why pay money out (other than stimulus) in such vast sums,if it is a misdemeanour ii) its not one iii )it is but to hide a stimulus package the amounts disproportionate to the misdemeanour & iv) the best way to return money is taxation,(this is specific to those who took out loans)but that isn’t controlled in time & amount ,this sets time & financial limits on what they pay,& since it has extended beyond that & goes back further than originally without a legal need to do so! These people never give anything back that isn’t forced on them by government or the legal system! & yet they are!
    It was first dated to about 2000 then 1990 & now going back to the 1970,were next 1795? why? hasn’t it been closed,like it was suppose to be? in about 2008???? ( i believe a 5 year window was originally given & that has long passed)


  10. thanks again JW. there is no way the banks etc did not cheat and rob. they did it everyway possible and probably continue to do so… Our ‘democracy ‘ has failed us thus far because it has been unable to combat rampant corruption.. in fact ‘freedom and democracy’ are the battle cry of the rubblizers and regime changers and preemptive action merchants.. warmongers basically use those words knowing there is no way democracy of freedom can challenge them,,,,,

    True human beings need to separate themselves from all blackmailing, threats and corruption and have no fear.. our democratic practise needs to become the power.. we have to take bottom up authority on board and reject top down imposition in everything.

    to me, this in the immediate future means get away from the EU Commission and its ‘eurogroup’ dictats. We needs our version of the Icelanders and get some bankers and quislings in prison…


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