Q Everything and Q Everywhere

One

 

About forty years ago, a hard line group of Anglo Saxon economists, politicians and financiers put into action a plan to build an alternative economic and political system within the framework of the developed western economies. This group was generally referred to as ‘Monetarists’.

 

First the Monetarists manoeuvered a committed core of extremists into key positions in academia and politics who prepared the way for the new regime by vociferously agitating for change. The Monetarists and their spokespeople influenced media and opinion formers to change the general tone and nature of public attitudes towards their project.

 

Through the systematic use of media the Monetarists coalesced a hard line grouping within the population who were disaffected with the existing order and were now prepared to countenance extreme methods to forward the agenda to which they had been persuaded to give their allegiance. This group would be the shock troops of the new order.

 

Having successfully placed loyal supporters in key positions and having created a core of committed, even fanatical, support within the general population, Monetarists then were in a position to overthrow the existing financial and political order and replace it with their own. The legal and the democratic validity of this coup was questionable to say the least.

 

Throughout this process, Monetarists relied on international support against resistance within the native populations they were disowning. They explicitly used the economic and political power of their international network of supporters as a threat to cow the domestic population and to claim legitimacy for their project.

 

Monetarists were broadly successful in their first phase of introducing a new regime. But perhaps inevitably they came up against increasing resistance from sections of the public when it became clear what the consequences of their project would be.

 

Then came the Credit Crunch; the point where the new regime began to collapse under the effects of its own inherent weaknesses. At this moment of maximum weakness and vulnerability, owners of major banks and their Monetarist advocates confronted the very government they claimed to be implacably opposed to and said: ‘We want another chance to implement our project and you have to give it to us. Because if you don’t we will cause chaos’. They again referred to their international supporters as an explicit threat and a legitimation.

 

They said: ‘although we have claimed to have acted in the cause of the free market we now want you to suspend the free market’. And: ‘if you give us this second chance we will use it to repair the damage caused by the Credit Crunch and to rebuild our common society in a way that takes into account oppositional points of view’.

 

The Monetarists were given the funds they needed to prevent their political economic project from collapsing in the form of Quantitive Easing. This completely changed the nature of the legal and financial system.

 

However, once they had succeeded in gaining the required breathing space the monetarists did not attempt to repair the damage they had caused. Quite the opposite. In fact, they increased their onslaught in a frenzied attack on what remained of the old system.

 

They had relied for survival on a massive bluff.  They upped the ante. The bluff succeeded.

 

Two

 

About five years ago a hard line Anglo Saxon group of economists, politicians and financiers put into action their plan to build a pro NATO regime within the framework of Ukraine. The name given to this group was The Maidan.

 

First they put a committed group of extremists into key positions in academia and politics who prepared the way for this project by vociferously agitating for this change in Ukraine .The Maidan did this by spending something around five billion dollars to create and promote what are referred to pro democracy NGO’s or ‘activist’ organisations. These ‘pro democracy’ NGO’s influenced media and opinion formers to change the general tone and nature of public attitudes towards their project.

 

Through the use of the media the Maidan formed a hard line right wing group of thugs within the population who were disaffected with the existing order and which were prepared to use extreme methods to forward the agenda to which they had been persuaded to give their allegiance. This group would be the shock troops of the new order on the streets.

 

Having put supporters in key positions and having established a fanatical core within the general population, the Maidan then overthrew the existing financial and political order and replaced it with their own. The legality and democratic validity of this overthrow was at least questionable.

 

Throughout this process the Maidan relied on international support against the native populations they were disowning. They explicitly used the threat of economic and political power of their international supporters to cow their opposition within the domestic population.

 

The Maidan were successful in their first phase. Then, perhaps inevitably they came up against ever increasing resistance when it became clear what the consequences of their project would be.

 

Then came the military offensive in the East of Ukraine, when the new regime began to collapse under the weight of its own limitations. After the stalling of their offensive, at their moment of maximum weakness and vulnerability, the Maidan went to their opposition and said: ‘We want another chance to complete our project and you have to give it to us. Because if you don’t we will destroy this country and any chance of peace in the region. They again referred to their network of international supporters who loudly proclaimed that they would support the Maidan. They upped the ante

 

They also said :‘if you give us this ceasefire we will use it to repair the damage caused by the civil war and to rebuild our common society in a way that takes into account oppositional points of view’.

 

The Maidan were given the space they needed to prevent their political economic project from collapsing in the form of a ceasefire.

 

However, once they had succeeded in gaining the required breathing space the Maidan did not attempt to repair the damage they had caused. Quite the opposite. In fact, they used the ceasefire to reorganise their army units and facist millitias and then increased their onslaught on the remnents of the Ukrainian state in a frenzied attack on what remained of the old system.

 

They had relied for survival on a massive bluff. But unlike the Monetarist bluff, the Maidan bluff failed. Because the East Ukrainian resistance has so far successfully fought back to the extent that a signifcant number of Maidan millitias and soldiers are surrounded and trapped in East Ukrainian territory.

 

So now the Maidan have sent Merkel of Germany and Hollande of France back to ask the East Ukrainians for a second ceasefire!

 

So why did the Monetarist bluff succeed and the the Maidan bluff fail?

 

Because the Anglo Saxon governments and populations that the Monetarists faced in their negotiations were from the same cultural group as the Monetarists. They were dealing with their own kind. This was the power they had. They had a commonality they could bargain over.

 

The Anglo Saxon Maidan are dealing with governments and populations that come from different cultural group. They are dealing with people who are not of their own kind. They have no power of commonality with their opponents. They have no commonality they can bargain over.

 

And this is the fundamental flaw running through the Anglo Saxon neo liberal United States of Everywhere. It has no concept of mutuality.

 

It has no concept of Mutually Assured Destruction.

 

It has no conception of anything outside of itself.

 

Because the United States of Everywhere believes that deep down everybody wants to be exactly like ‘us’. And when ‘they’ hate us they only really ‘hate us for our freedoms’. Which is another way of saying that really they love us.

 

And they won’t really, can’t ever really bring the hammer down on us, because EVERYBODY knows deep down that we are the good guys. And fate and destiny and progress have put us in our natural position at the top of the heap.

 

There can’t be anyone who will not bend the knee to us.

 

There can’t be.

 

Because that would be wrong.

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