Like Canute, The Oligarchs Cannot Stop the Tide

November 30, 2016
"Canute rebukes his courtiers by the waves" by Alphonse-Marie-Adolphe de Neuville

The revolutionary changes sweeping through the western nations are provoking hysteria among the has-been, discredited national leaders in Europe and the United States. The Brexit, the U.S. electoral defeat of the Obama/Hillary plan for war on Russia and China, the Philippine revolt against Obama, and nation after nation in Europe rejecting the anti-Russia sanctions and demonization of Putin -- these and more represent a recognition across the West that their leadership has been under the control of financial oligarchs and war-crazed neoconservatives who can no longer be tolerated. The Empire is crumbling -- but the Lords will stop at nothing, even nuclear war, to save the Empire, if they are not replaced first.

It is no surprise that the British rise to defend the Empire in the most overt and repulsive fashion. Tony Blair, after being exposed by England's own Chilcot Inquiry of waging a criminal war of aggression in Iraq based on lies, has announced that he is returning to politics to save his dying breed. A U.S. military officer writing on the Sic Semper Tyrannus blog of Col. Pat Lang perhaps best captures the irony: "I also note that in the UK, Tony Blair has lifted the lid of his casket and again stalks the streets of London aiming to reverse Brexit. Do we see a pattern here? International elites none too happy with revolting peasants on both sides of the Atlantic?"

On Wednesday, the British Parliament will debate the crimes of Tony Blair, a debate which has the Blairites in the Labour Party frantic over the further exposure of their complicity in the destruction of Southwest Asia and Europe. Also from the UK, former Tory Cabinet Minister Ken Clark looks to the pathetic Angela Merkel as the last great white hope for the British Empire: Merkel, he writes, now that the U.S. has been "lost" to Trump, is "the only politician succeeding in keeping the tradition of western liberal democracy alive." Clearly, if what has happened to the West is "western liberal democracy," then the people are ready to dump it.

The hysteria extends to the dying breed's response to the defeat of terrorism taking place in Aleppo. As Russia and Syria together are demonstrating that terrorism can, in fact, be defeated, and the population freed from barbarism, the western media react with horror, insisting that Russia and Syria are the problem, not the terrorists. France, under the doomed Hollande regime, even called an emergency UN Security Council meeting to denounce Syria.

But the tide cannot be turned back. Behind the surge of sanity in the West is the growing recognition that Russia and China have put in place a new paradigm based on win-win cooperation in the physical development of nations and regions around the world. On every continent, conferences are being heldon the New Silk Road intiated by Xi Jinping, examining the existing and potential infrastructure development which links nations through joint progress, and through sharing the best and most creative traditions within their respective cultures.

The LaRouche organization has intitiated and campaigned for these ideas for half a century. Some people accept the pessimism and lies that a relatively small organization cannot have been responsible for such global changes -- but those people do not understand the power of ideas to move history, far more than "connections" to people in power. The truth is revealed in the long waves of history, and the world is now experiencing the thundering crash of an historical tidal wave. What direction the subsequent awakening will take depends on the power of creativity and Classical culture adopted by the people of the world, and especially in the United States.

As Friedrich Schiller, the Poet of Freedom, wrote: "The dignity of man into your hands is given. Its keeper be. With you it sinks, with you it will be risen."



Hysteria Erupts in the West over Syrian Army Victories in Aleppo

The party of regime-change in Syria, led by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, is beside itself about the recent victories by the Syrian army over the Western-sponsored terrorist groups occupying eastern Aleppo.

Washington Post columnist Josh Rogin (himself part of the regime-change party) reported on Nov. 27 that Kerry has been making frequent phone calls to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, frantically hoping to make some sort of a deal that would stop the Syrian army offensive on the jihadi-controlled districts of east Aleppo in return for yet another promise to separate the "moderate" opposition from Jabhat al Nusra, the Al Qaeda group in Syria.

Russian officials have confirmed Kerry's outreach and don't think much of it.

"This [effort] could be called unbelievable, in terms that there have never been so many phone calls between the Secretary of State and Russia's FM which were focused on discussing a single issue -- Syria," said Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov, reports RT. At the Foreign Ministry, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov also confirmed that contacts between Kerry and Lavrov are ongoing, though. "The situation has changed both in the course of these consultations and talks and directly on the ground," he told journalists, according to a report in Tass. "That is why I would call the Washington Post's allegations [that the United States is trying to reach an agreement with Russia on lifting blockade off Aleppo in exchange for separation of terrorists from the opposition] as `the snows of yesteryear,'"he said.

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault is so worried about the "implications" of the Syrian victories in Aleppo that this morning he called for an immediate session of the UNSC to discuss the situation there.

"More than ever before, we need to urgently put in place means to end the hostilities and to allow humanitarian aid to get through unhindered," Ayrault said in a statement. A French diplomatic source added that Ayrault and his German counterpart would discuss Aleppo with Lavrov on the sidelines of the meeting in Minsk today. Steinmeier confiremd this.

"I believe we will use the talks in Minsk with the Russian side to make sure that there is an opportunity to send humanitarian aid there within the next few days," he said this morning. Ryabkov pointed out, however, what almost no Western media or government officials have acknowledged, that the Russian military in Syria has been delivering humanitarian relief supplies on an almost daily basis in Syria, including Aleppo, for months.

"The Russian side for the last several weeks, practically alone, without support, has been alleviating the situation for residents of this city by delivering appropriate humanitarian aid," he said.

City of London Tries Terror To Stop a 'No' Victory in Italy

In what the daily Il Giornale called "an act of 'financial terrorism,'" the City of London's Financial Times yesterday warned (threatened) that "Up to eight of Italy's troubled banks risk failing if Prime Minister Matteo Renzi loses a constitutional referendum next weekend and ensuing market turbulence deters investors from recapitalizing them."

In the event of a "No" vote, and of Renzi's exit, "bankers fear protracted uncertainty during the creation of a technocratic government." Nota Bene: The FT forecasts a victory for the No, a Renzi exit, and a technocratic government.

The eight banks would be: Monte dei Paschi, Popolare di Vicenza, Veneto Banca, Carige (Genoa), Banca Etruria, CariChieti, Banca delle Marche, and CariFerrara. The latter four are the small banks which were rescued last year.

The FT warns that, if the No wins, there will be turbulence and the current rescue plan (recapitalization) for Monte dei Paschi will fail, thus triggering a "wider loss of confidence in Italy" and forcing a resolution (read: bail-in) of all eight banks.

In reaction to the FT article, all bank shares dropped on the Milan stock market yesterday, and the spread on sovereign debt between Italy and Germany grew to approach 200 points.

What the City of London is afraid of, is that the "No" will not only stop the EU plan for suppressing the Italian Constitution, but will also be another domino in the process spelling the end of the establishment power.