Revocation News

Update on my 2018 predictions. Read all the original predictions Here:


Pope Francis wowed the world but, five years on, is in troubled waters

He entered office on a wave of energy but, as discontent grows over his
attitude to abuse scandals, Francis faces opposition on all sides…

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France to sign basing deal with India, drawing Europe into drive to war in Asia…

New British party inspired by Macron seeks to overturn Brexit


A new British party inspired by French President Emmanuel Macron’s movement launched a campaign on Monday to thwart Brexit by convincing MPs to block any EU withdrawal deal Prime Minister Theresa May can strike.


UK mosques must make space for women – not turn us away

Mosques are opening their doors to the public, but too many keep them closed to practising women. The Open My Mosque campaign aims to change this

Unreformed Russia

Homophobic video warns Russians of dangers of not voting. Video seeks to boost turnout at presidential election by playing on homophobia and xenophobia

Euroslam: News Upate


3 stories from the Independent on the same day. All have the same theme; a modern progressive blend of Sunni Islam and German Protestant progressivism led by everybodies favourite Islamic dictatorship…

‘Fight like a girl’: Meet the female kickboxer empowering Saudi women

The Independent visits an underground exercise studio in Jeddah, where women are learning to assert themselves both physically and mentally

Saudi Arabians are ready to embrace social change – but fear it may come at a cost

In the first of a three-part series, The Independent finds long overdue social reforms being ushered into a kingdom also readying for economic hardship

Denmark poised to ban Islamic full-face veils

‘It is incompatible with the values of the Danish society’, says country’s justice minister

2018: Year Of Revocation News


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Update: Breaking The Confessional

Anything to confess? Aussie Catholics will be branded foreign agents, bishops warn

Catholics in Australia could soon be forced to register as agents of the Vatican if a proposed foreign interference law come into place, bishops are warning.

Update:Year Of Revocation

House of Cards announces Kevin Spacey replacements for final season

Euroslam News

Senior Ofsted official backs headteacher over hijab ban for under eights

Ofsted’s chief inspector has warned of the danger posed by people who use religion to “actively pervert” education as she made an unusual intervention in a dispute between parents and the headteacher of a primary school over banning the youngest Muslim girls from wearing the hijab.

In a speech to a Church of England schools conference on Thursday, Amanda Spielman is to publicly support the head, Neena Lall, who imposed the ban last month in the face of opposition from parents and community leaders at the predominantly Muslim state school in east London.



2018 Predictions: UPDATE

Euroslam In The News:

Thanks, L’Oréal, but I’m growing weary of this hijab fetish


Choice of new UK anti-extremism chief criticised as ‘alarming’

Sara Khan is seen as mouthpiece for the Home Office, says former Tory chair Sayeeda Warsi

United States Of Everywhere 2018 Predictions : The Year Of Revocation


Overtaken By Events

The first of two big memes for 2018 will be: ‘Overtaken By Events. ‘

We are in a time when predictions can spontaneously turn into history before they have even been fully typed . Thoughts being overtaken by events will define the character of the coming year.

Most people who follow the middle east already understand that the most up to date Saxon strategy is to contain Iran in Syria and Lebanon by destabilising it internally. .

One of the popular chants has “No Gaza No Lebanon, My Life for Iran”, an expression of frustration money being spent on Iran’s foreign interventions around the Middle East instead of on domestic programmes.

But there is another cross current working at odds to this approach. The liberal Saxon establishment seeks to encourage moderate pro western forces in Iran through the the P5=1 nukes deal and consequent easing of financial and trade sanctions that adversely affect the middle classes. The purpose is to promote a pro western capitalist financialised constituency in Iran under Rouhani. But this western sponsored Iranian liberal elite has been promoting neo liberal austerity that is highly unpopular with the mass of people. It is this is the main cause of recent demonstrations. Simply put, the liberal Iranian middle class is not really very liberal at all. This is the main reason that the majority of the press in the west has been lukewarm about supporting the rebellion. Because they know it is primarily a response to austerity brought about by the pro western neo liberal regime they want to see dominate in Iran.

On a general level, this is a fascinating and important development. The western financial structures and framework that supported the expansion of a liberal post war politics across the world no longer exists! The west cannot sponsor their agenda of progressive liberal democracy around the world based on neo liberal economics. It simply won’t work. You want liberal progressive politics you need liberal progressive economics. Expect to hear a lot of talk about the failure of the international liberal ideal in the coming year…

US projects in Palestinian territories face backlash amid calls for boycott

Palestinian NGOs under pressure to boycott US-funded projects after Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Which leads me to…

Codename: Euroslam

The Saxon Axis is promoting a new strategic religious morality tale for 2018:
Sunni/Protestant/Pagan= modern and reformed. (Euroslam)
Shia/Catholic/Orthodox= regressive and unreformed.

This signals the emergence of two opposing Global Morality Blocs. On the one side stands:

Coastal North America
Northern Western Europe
Saxon Axis (5 Eyes)
Reformed Saudi Arabia and Gulf


Continental North America
South and Eastern Europe
Shia Gulf

In conjunction with internal attacks on Iran, the Saxon Axis will launch a big effort to break Shia Iraq away from Iranian influence. There will be pro democracy Sunni demonstrations ratcheting up the pressure in Iraq throughout the year. ISIS holdovers maintained and trained by America in occupied Syria will be used to do this. There will be a big Saudi/American summit meeting between supposed reformer ‘MBS’ (they are going to hammer this guy as the acceptable face of Saudi dictatorship. Like a new, trendy Shah of Iran), and a new political/economic gulf dispensation in a blaze of publicity.

Which leads me to…

Fly Me To The Moon

In 2018 America will set up a a post ’45 Berlin style air lift in Syria, probably in Idlib province promoted as an humanitarian air corridor set up to supply Sunni Euroslam moderates. Of course this will conflict with Russian air supplies to newly established and refurbished bases in Syrian territory. Israel and Saudi Arabia will take a lead role in setting up and maintaining the Sunni air corridor.This will occur in conjunction with the supposed reform of Saudi Arabia (Sunni/Protestant/Pagan= modern and reformed), preparing the way for direct American assistance in a confrontation between America and its proxies and Iran in the Persian Gulf.

Which leads me to…

Sexy Burkha- Euroslam

In Europe in particular the anti Islamic extremism push will take the form of promoting EuroSlam- a mix of Liberal Protestantism and Islam led by immigrant women in Europe and USA. Expect to see an ever increasing slew of stories about new ‘Euroslam’ taking over schools and mosques in Europe, America and even American occupied Syria. Plenty of ‘anti patriarchy’ stuff. There will be a rise in Burkha/Hijab themed soft and hard core pornography on the internet to acclimatise Anglo Saxon post protestant men into accepting Euroslam. The meme across the airwaves will be: ‘Muslim women are desirable’. In particular look out for the emergence of an Islamic/Feminist Halal Abortion Movement.

Which leads me to…

The Great Game

America is reaching out for India to try to cut Eurasia in two again. This is to limit China and Russian co-operation cross continent and to prevent a limited trans-Eurasian economy emerging. The White House has already begun to mount a sustained attack on Pakistan as part of this process. America will reach out to Hindu nationalists in India in some showcase dispute between Muslims and HIndus, possibly Kashmir, or they might go big and use a China/India border dispute but this is inherently dangerous. Since both of these are potentially difficult to negotiate I suspect in the end they will select a controllable dispute with Nepal to show that USA is backing Hindus

The organisational crisis in the United Nations security council I predicted four years ago is coming closer. The crisis will centre on the security council permanent five members. The Saxon Axis wants India, Germany and Japan on the security council. In return they want to offer China Pakistan as a Security Council ally and also will offer to push England and France off!. That would make the new council:




As I have previously remarked, this would require a comprehensive re-evaluation of the second Germanic war, in particular the role of Germany. Historians in the Saxon Axis are going to have to offer a new version of Hitler in the relatively near future…

Which leads me to…

Whiteism –Rope A Dope

There will be the widely trailed ramp up of moral/cultural attacks on Russia using the World Cup and the Olympics etc. Athletes are literally no longer allowed to be Russian as it is plainly incompatible with the homosexual, democratic ideal of ancient Greece. (See ‘The Games That People Play’ series U.S.E). Russian and Greek orthodox Christianity will increasingly be linked with Catholicism and Shia Islam as ‘unreformed’ and ‘problematic’. The Russian elections will be used by the Saxon Axis for propaganda purposes. The Saxon axis will of course be hoping for demonstrations that turn violent and deaths they can use as propaganda. There simply has to be a negative re-evaluation of Russia’s role in the WWII to compliment a new German story…

But there is a problem here. If China, Russia and Iran can soak up this propaganda punishment without major damage, then all of a sudden it will be the Saxon Axis that starts to look vulnerable. In that event, expect to see a surprise knockout blow against the Sunni/Protestant Pagan axis this year or next…

Which leads me to…

Nicely Browned Capitalism

Just like sausages, capitalism looks nicely browned just before it is done. Leave capitalism on the grill any longer and it will start to smoke… Everywhere you look brown faces are plastered over every advert from furniture to sun tan cream. Every institutional photograph has to have at least two brown faces in it. Inclusion is the new moral content of capitalism. The paradigm for the world now is that capitalism can’t make you better off, but at least it can include you. Protestant/Pagan/Sunni is for everyone. Catholic/Shia/ Orthodox are exclusionary..I can’t emphasise this new paradigm enough.

Which leads me to…

Saxon Nationalism- The Bull In The China Shop Or America Trolls The World- Or Carrie On Regardless

China Russia is in a race against time to create a sustainable international trade structure before the global polity is completely balkanised.
Trump will continue his series of destructive provocations of which the Hindu.India gambit is but one. This approach will become self defeating as it becomes more apparent to the entire world what is happening. Trump is trying to turn the world into a series of high school cliques with predictable consequences.. America is becoming a political ,economic and moral troll to the world…

Which leads me to…

The Constitutional Crisis

I began to predict 5 years ago still hasn’t manifested yet but at least now everyone knows that it is coming. irrespective of the personalities involved, President v Congress will be the defining split in American politics this year or soon after. I predicted long ago that the crisis when it comes will be similar in size and significance to Yeltsin bombing the Russian Parliament. So it will be.. The vast majority of people still don’t understand that the legal system that underpins Anglo Saxon capitalism was effectively destroyed by the democratisaton of money.

Which leads me to…

Europe and Brexit

Brexit stumbles on mainly because no-one dares to name it’s motive force – Saxon Nationalism. ‘Left Behind’ ‘Little Englander’, ‘White Nationalist’ etc are all code words used by the left, because the left does not dare to utter the dreaded words: ‘Anglo Saxon’. The moment they do the left is totally and utterly dead forever.

The two variants of Brexit currently on offer are:The ‘Canada’ option or the ‘Norway’ option.

Both these designations are profoundly revealing as to the nature of what is really under dispute here. More accurately the Canada option should be termed ‘SaxLite’ and the Norway option should be termed ‘ScandiLite’. Using this terminology we can finally present the question in a succinct and clear way:

Should post Brexit England go for a version of the Saxon moral ideal as embodied by Canada or should it go for a social democratic idea as embodied by Scandi/German Norway? How will this question be decided? In fact, it will prove to be a remarkably simple and straightforward choice.

The main crunch point in the ongoing negotiations is the battle for control of Financial Services. Europe will not allow an under regulated financial hub to exist offshore the way that China is forced to at the moment. Expect a major tirade against derivatives from somewhere inside Europe. So there has to be regulatory mechanism embedded within the English economy to control it. If England goes for the Canada Saxkite option there will have to be a new system of property taxes introduced in Britain and if England goes for the Norway ScandiLite option there will have to be a reintroduction of the Exchange rate Mechanism.

From the Guardian:

(David) Davis predicts there will be “public thunder and lightning” (ie, more massive rows) before a successful Brexit deal is reached in the autumn.The negotiations about the future will not be straightforward. They will generate the same public thunder and lightning that we have seen in the past year. But I believe they will be successful, because the future of the Europe continent is best served by strong and successful relationships.

He says he wants the UK after Brexit to be “at the cutting edge of new technologies and the regulatory regimes they will require” He says the free trade deal must cover financial services.

Our approach is simple: we are looking at the full sweep of economic cooperation that currently exists and determining how that can be maintained with the minimum additional barriers or friction, while returning control to the UK Parliament.

In terms of scope, the final deal should….cover …financial services…

My objective is that services can be traded across borders, from highly regulated sectors like financial services to modern ones such as artificial intelligence. Of course this will require some common principles: our shared adherence to international standards; the cooperation of our regulators; and an effective dispute resolution mechanism with proportionate remedies

Which finally leads me to…

Breaking  The Confessional

There will be a sustained attack on the Catholic confessional this year. (This is where Catholics confess their sins to an authorised representative of Christ and receive absolution as a necessary condition for receiving the Eucharist). Expect to hear many calls across the Protestant spectrum; both liberal and conservative, to end Priest confidentiality. It will be billed as indispensable in the fight against child abuse etc. This anti Catholic movement will explicitly link up with #metoo, identifying ‘toxic’ religious macho sexuality as a major problem in Catholic Orthodox Christian and Shia men. But this will have the effect of tending to separate out more overtly masculine and feminine types to the Catholic faith and metrosexual and gay types towards Post Protestant liberal paganism. Don’t be surprised if an organised group of gay/metrosexual Catholic priests turns out and goes Protestant/Euroslam in a blaze of liberal publicity!

and which leads me to…


Which together with ‘Overtaken By Events’ is a key meme for this year.

Over the past couple of years I discussed the ‘Great Unravelling’ which is the foundational structures of capitalism being systematically undone. Capitalism is imploding and reversing through time, back to a state when none of it’s foundational ideas could be taken as a given. You might think that having come close to the point where capitalism is entirely unraveled there is nowhere left for this process to go, but you would be wrong. Because after unraveling comes revocation.

Revocation is a condition where that which was previously regarded as having being settled is now deemed to be under dispute. But more importantly, all the consequences of a previous settlement are now regarded as being null and void. This concept of revocation is now starting to be applied to capitalist society. So vast areas of commonly agreed history, legality and culture will now become the subject of dispute. But not from the point of deciding what the ongoing future will be, instead the past will be rewritten as amoral and intellectual end in itself! Privileges, customs, and forms of access, are just some of the previously agreed norms that will be questioned and revoked under the new philosophical regime.

This was trailed in the statue wars that were such a feature of 2017. Many will be absolutely baffled by this philosophical phenomenon. Why does altering the past matter so much when you don’t so obviously don’t care about the future?

GUT#5: The Philosophy Refugee


‘The English have all the material requisites for the revolution. What they lack is the spirit of generalization and revolutionary ardour.’


Marx waged war on classical German philosophy and failed. He failed because he could not claim to be inheritor of the western tradition and its destroyer at the same time. That method of attack; infiltration and then rebellion, had been open to Luther in his assault on the Catholic church, but not open to Marx; Hegel had seen to that through his development of dialectics.


German philosophy (civilisation), learned a lesson from the fate of the Catholic church in the German Reformation and was ready and armed for the day when Marx or another like him emerged. Marx, who saw himself as the ultimate anticipator, had been anticipated by Hegel. The newly emergent political economy as practiced by Smith and Ricardo was not so prepared and payed the price accordingly; it was overrun and devastated by Marxism. Failure in the field of philosophy and success in the field of economic theory defines the nature of Marxism and the relationship between Marxism and capitalist society.


Marx set political economy a trap from which it could not escape; a running noose that progressively tightened the more the victim struggled.  Hegel did the same with Marx. Should Marx chose to be  revolutionary, he would be forced to accept the arbitrary nature of power undermining the idea of inevitable historical progress he was advocating.  Although he liked to think of himself as Lucifer in the Abrahamic tradition, Marx is more like ‘Thor’ the German ‘god’ of thunder whose power mainly consists of a form of ‘Sturm und Drang’ – sound and fury ultimately signifying nothing. Every moment across the earth’s atmosphere there are countless micro electrical discharges from air to earth, returning the air to equilibrium charge. In the same way every time one of countless choices or accommodations is made by ‘proletarian’ or ‘capitalist’, Marxism is grounded by a force it cannot account for. A charge builds up and is then dissipated. Every so often a major lightning strike does occur, but these are rare and only a danger to anything that gets between charge and earth. Mostly these electrical storms only serve to frighten children.


This comparison between Lucifer and Thor is instructive. It was central to Marx’s conception of himself and his project that he would  lead opposition forces – i.e. be Lucifer, with all other socialist variants subordinate to Marxism after the form of ‘Paradise Lost’. This struggle to dominate opposition would characterise much of the explicitly political activity that Marx and Engels undertook  in the years in which they engaged in active organisation of workers movements. But as Thor is merely one of many German ‘gods’, so Marx is one of a pantheon of 19thC revolutionaries, one whose main job was to scare with lightning and thunder while others sought to pursue a quieter course. Marxism fitted into a niche within Germanic socialism as a whole- as the extreme that less radical elements could use to prompt concessions from bosses and governments and with which bosses could scare workers. Again we return to the idea of Marxism itself being  co-opted, and leveraged in a way that Marx was not able to control. The idea that workers, trades union leaders, churchmen and even finally capitalists could choose to pick up or lay down Marxist thought and rhetoric as it suited them, never seemed to seriously occur to Marx.


But again, this is not to deny that where Marxism is blocked in the philosophical sphere it rebounds with double the destructive force against political economy.  Despite his philosophical shortcomings, Marx was if anything, a victim of his own intellectual success in the field of economics. Marx saw modern industrial capitalism emerging from the womb, saw the defect on its face at the moment of  birth, and realised that the significance of this inherent deformity was that it presaged the inevitability of capitalism’s death, even if Marx could not predict the time and place. And it was not just capitalism itself but one hundred disciplines born out of capitalism that Marx cursed. Sociology, Psychology, Economics, Criminology, were  all doomed in the crib  by Marx, like the Bad Fairy in Sleeping Beauty.  If this is true , how did this curse have power? What was the nature of that power? Where did this power come from?


Marxism is flawed in the sense that it does not belong to mainstream western tradition at all. It is more in the tradition of  Diogenes and Socrates, which like ‘democracy’ are claimed by the western mainstream tradition in name but denied in action.  Marx’s rhetorical devices are Zen like koans whose purpose is to short circuit thought (philosophy), and lead to action.  This shrinking of the philosophical horizon to the impetus for action is fundamental to the revolutionary impulse. In a similar vein, in his ‘Meditations’ Marcus Aurelius’ Stoic philosophy  reduces the essence of man’s conscious perspective to the span of a fraction of a fraction of a second because the Stoicism he advocated  finds no consolation in the past and no hope in the future.  All Stoics have is the moment they are in and the same applied to Marx. His purpose was to maintain balance over the abyss between revolutionary antithesis and post revolutionary synthesis. In the same way a tightrope walker uses a pole, Marx used projection into both past and future as a means of giving himself stability.. For a tightrope walker, the longer the pole the better it works to balance the tightrope walker. Through historical materialism, Marx incrementally balanced both distant past and distant future over time only as a means  to stabilise his existence in the present. Marx had no serious interest in the past or the future outside of how they might serve him from one second to another. This is a fundamental insight into Marx and Marxists. They are happy to burn the doors and window frames to heat the house for the week. They are happy to mortgage the gutted building to buy groceries for the day.


Analysis of Marx’s philosophy has brought us to consideration of Marx’s material facts, in particular why Marx decided to spend the bulk of his intellectual career in London. Simply put, in philosophical terms Germany could create a Marx but not sustain him. whereas England could sustain a Marx but not create him. Like a tadpole becoming a frog and moving from water to lilly pad, Marx changed internally according to environment and  changed environment according to the dynamic of his personal transformation.


Marx’s defeat at the hands of continental philosophy had brought him to London as a philosophy refugee but  it has never been clear by what means Marx could successfully live in London, not least in freedom from the attentions of the British state. Marx’s physical existence in London was characterised by poverty and insecurity. It was only through the sponsorship of Engels that Marx was able to undertake his research. Living in London was not materially advantageous to Marx and it is also clear that London was no more advantageous in terms of the likelihood of revolution occurring there. Anglo Saxons had already clearly emerged as the people in Europe least likely to revolt against the processes that characterised the development of capitalism and the people most likely to compromise with them . In ‘The Condition Of the Working Class in England’ Engels noted the process by which Saxon capitalism was transforming itself through modifying extreme aspects of its development.


Despite the fact that there was no imminent danger of revolution, there would surely have been some desire to remove Marx as a supposedly dangerous revolutionary, and if not that at the very least to neutralise any threat he may come to pose. Or if not even that, then to make him serve the interests of the British state either actively or passively.  Since Marx was allowed to remain  unmolested we can deduce that the British state clearly felt there was no threat in Marx or saw a positive advantage in having Marx in the capital city of England.  We can reasonably draw the conclusion that at some level Marx served the interest of England against the interest of Germany in that England felt it had nothing to fear from Marx’s philosophy whereas it felt Germany had.  Germany was increasingly seen by the English state and elite  as a competing  and potentially dangerous foreign power, but one whose potential weakness for continental radicalism presented both danger and opportunity for England. And here is the kind of irony and humour that Marx would appreciate.


Marx came to England precisely because no-one understood philosophy there. Nobody in England even understood the significance of philosophy.  Because no-one understood philosophy in England, no-one understood how Marx had been already been defeated by classic German philosophy by the time he got to London. In as far as they took him at his word, the English elite accepted to a greater or lesser extent the nature and  extent of the threat that Marx could pose to the emerging German power. They were happy to have Marx in London on the basis that he could provide advantage to them  with regard to destabilising Germany and posed no significant threat to the stability of England. But in fact the exact opposite was true. In actual fact Marx posed no threat to the German elite and every threat to the Saxons…