GeoEconomics

legal crimes: Corona and the corporate wish list

https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/the-shock-doctrine-the-rise/9780676978018-item.html
get the book: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/the-shock-doctrine-the-rise/9780676978018-item.html

after all this catastrophes… if you still have the guts… it might be worth – if you can – investing in this book to support it’s author or watch the documentary for free.

Naomi Klein
Naomi Klein

“trauma used to accelerate the advancement of that corporate wishlist” (have to find the source, it was one of the latest DemocracyNow interviews with Naomi)

about the book:

“Around the world in Britain, the United States, Asia and the Middle East, there are people with power who are cashing in on chaos;

exploiting bloodshed and catastrophe to brutally remake our world in their image.

They are the shock doctors.

Exposing these global profiteers, Naomi Klein discovered information and connections that shocked even her about how comprehensively the shock doctors’ beliefs now dominate our world – and how this domination has been achieved.

  • Raking in billions out of the tsunami
  • plundering Russia
  • exploiting Iraq

this is the chilling tale of how a few are making a killing while more are getting killed.

  • ‘Packed with thinking dynamite … a book to be read everywhere’ John Berger
  • ‘If you only read one non-fiction book this year, make it this one’ Metro Books of the Year
  • ‘There are a few books that really help us understand the present. The Shock Doctrine is one of those books’ John Gray, Guardian
  • ‘A brilliant book written with a perfectly distilled anger, channelled through hard fact. She has indeed surpassed No Logo ‘ Independent

Videos: 2009 Documentary

related: public private partnerships (ppp) mean: sell us your assets cheap – so you can rent them from us – while it is rotting away

which means: ZERO investment into infrastructure (letting the infrastructure rott away while trying to extract maximum amount of profit)

ppp were ALWAYS and ALWAYS will be a catastrophe for the public

https://theintercept.com/2020/05/08/andrew-cuomo-eric-schmidt-coronavirus-tech-shock-doctrine/

above speaking is no less than the long standing ex-CEO of GOOGLE aka Alphabet

“Eric Schmidt, the former chief executive officer of Google, will head a new Pentagon advisory board aimed at bringing Silicon Valley innovation and best practices to the US military, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Wednesday.”

” it would give the Pentagon access to “the brightest technical minds focussed on innovation.””

(source)

another source: firstpost.com

Google + Military means:

BigData + innovative highTech KI: to kill people

Eric Emerson Schmidt (born April 27, 1955) is an American businessman and software engineer.

He is currently chair of the

He is known for being the

  • CEO of Google from 2001 to 2011,
  • executive chairman of Google from 2011 to 2015[4],
  • executive chairman of Alphabet Inc.[5][6][7] from 2015 to 2017[4], and
  • Technical Advisor at Alphabet from 2017 to 2020.[8]
  • In 2017, Forbes ranked Schmidt as the 119th-richest person in the world, with an estimated wealth of US$11.1 billion.[9]

(source: Wikipedia)

Google is now officially EVIL

please use DuckDuckGo.com or StartPage.com or Yandex.com (WHY NOT? X-D)

Defense_Business_Board:

DoD and corruption: afraid of budget cuts X-D

“The Board members, to include the Board’s Chairperson, are appointed annually by the United States Secretary of Defense and do not receive any payments for their services.[3]

The Chairs of the Defense Policy Board and the Defense Science Board serve as non-voting ex officio members of the Board.

The Director of the Office of Management and Budget and the Comptroller General of the General Accounting Office serve as non-voting observers of the Board.

In October 2014, Deputy Secretary Robert O. Work instructed the Board to hire consultants from McKinsey & Company to identify wasteful spending.[4]

McKinsey discovered DoD was spending $134 billion, 23% of its total budget, on back-office work, and that the back-office bureaucracy staff of over one million people was nearly as great as the number of active duty troops.[4]

On January 22, 2015, the Board then voted to adopt a McKinsey plan to cut $125 billion in waste over five years.[4]

After Secretary Chuck Hagel was replaced by Ash Carter the next month, however, Deputy Secretary Work expressed he was concerned that the gain from any savings achieved would then be removed from the defense budget by Congress.[4]

Under Secretary Frank Kendall III argued that he could not achieve any efficiencies and, instead, that he needed to hire 1,000 more staff.[4]

Secretary Carter then replaced the Board chairman, classified the McKinsey results as secret, and removed the report from public websites.[4]

In 2016 the DBB provided the model for the Defense Innovation Advisory Board which was established by Defense Secretary Carter during the 2016 during RSA cyber security conference in San Francisco.” (source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defense_Business_Board)

About Naomi:

“Naomi Klein (born May 8, 1970) is a Canadian author, social activist, and filmmaker known for her political analyses and criticism of corporate globalization and of capitalism.[2]

On a three-year appointment from September 2018, she is the Gloria Steinem Chair in Media, Culture, and Feminist Studies at Rutgers University.[3][4]

“Klein contributes to The Nation, In These Times, The Globe and Mail, This Magazine, Harper’s Magazine, and The Guardian, and is a senior contributor for The Intercept.[76]

source: Wikipedia

Links:

Under Cover of Mass Death, Andrew Cuomo Calls in the Billionaires to Build a High-Tech Dystopia

https://theintercept.com/2020/05/08/andrew-cuomo-eric-schmidt-coronavirus-tech-shock-doctrine/

https://books.google.com/books/about/The_Shock_Doctrine.html?id=cpmRBAAAQBAJ

https://www.democracynow.org/2007/9/17/the_shock_doctrine_naomi_klein_on

Max Keiser calls it “financial feudalism

“a few players are taking the world private, by printing their own money”

Max does not tweet a lot, but constantly says he can be reached on twitter, so give it a try.

FED: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerome_Powell

since at least 2017

“the Swiss National Bank. As I said above, don’t forget there are still central banks deeply entrenched in QE and, beyond local government bonds, are buying foreign assets (in large amounts). Switzerland’s central bank has more freshly printed money to put to work every quarter, and has been increasing their allocation to equities dramatically–$80 billion of which is now (as of the end of the first quarter) in U.S. stocks! That’s a 29% bigger stake than they had at the end of 2016. The SNB is the world’s eighth biggest public investor.” (https://www.forbes.com/sites/bryanrich/2017/05/16/this-central-bank-owns-80-billion-worth-of-u-s-stocks/)

Technology & Culture:

Sorry to shatter some expectations, BitCoin will not make mankind “better” just as the iPhone not “automatically” made mankind “better”.

Technology can always be used for good or evil – the question is – will mankind be able to come up with a method of coming to intelligent informed decision as “a crowd of 10 billion”. (democracy tried to be such a method but now fails massively btw nowadays democracy has almost nothing to do with ancient Greek style democracy where only:

  • “citizens” (men with swords) were allowed to vote
  • it was voted on very direct concrete things like “should we go to war with Troja or not?” (black stone in the basket = no, white stone in the basket = yes, not almost obscure complex laws that nobody not even the politicians that vote on it understand)
  • Socrates said: only those that think deeply and rationally about things should be let near a vote

The BlockChain can be used for evil: NSA will create a “permanent” = unalterable record of every “fart” anyone ever did (total 1984 mass surveillance dictatorship) – “building perfect records of people’s lifes”

everything depends on a balance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nORI8r3JIyw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nORI8r3JIyw

The BlockChain can be used for good: help mankind survive by adding biodiversity to financial monetary systems by providing an alternative to debt created FIAT.

The amount of Bitcoins are limited by math – but what does math stop from diving bitcoins into smaller and smaller bits? (Just the amount of 0.00000000001 post-dot-digits one’s computer can process (it is actually not so easy for some programming languages X-D to process very large or very small numbers))

Same as an iPhone / Android phone SHOULD have a flashlight that might help people not fall in holes at night, when the “main flashlight” (the MAIN FIAT CURRENCY) fails.

So YES bitcoin can help mankind survive – which we hope all agree on – is a good thing.

but things need to be taken further: as technology improve – culture should improve too

the character of mankind re-cultivating from greed lying cheating egoism to altruism less aggressive more cooperative more sustainable more sharing more fair way of survival IS HARD BUT POSSIBLE 🙂

the "traditional" US business model
the “traditional” US business model – highly fragile and unsustainable – let’s change!

 

Larry Summers – “Key Figure in America’s Downfall”

don't kill em but lock him down for 30 years
don’t kill em but extend the “lockdown” for Larry to 30 years

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_Summers

Goldman Sachs: U.S. ECONOMY TO SHRINK 24% FROM APRIL to JUNE 2020

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/u-economy-shrink-24-april-155126416.html

The Declaration of Independence – for it’s age of over 250 years – was and still is (!) GREAT AMAZING MASTER PIECE OF CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION.

A beacon of light in the middle ages.

Now it seems the corrupting forces of capitalistic have worked steady on going back in time to the middle ages (PLEASE NOT AGAIN!) (corruption -> collapse -> say hello to the middle ages, rebuild from ash and rubble)

Maybe it is time for a new and better constitution for the US – that has CONCRETE DIRECT TRUTH SCIENCE AND EVIDENCE BASED LAWS for SUSTAINABLE SURVIVAL OF ALL MANKIND.

Since then… nobody is to blame but:

  • the reckless
  • the ignorant
  • the greedy
  • the corrupt
    • everything in the universe depends on a balance
    • when Trump prints $2Trillion new Dollars and hand them out IN SECRECY WITHOUT ANY conditions (to bail out wallstreet (“the cancer”) not mainstreet (the society/worker)) he makes a terrible mistake and just increased INBALANCE and DECREASED STABILITY
      • i expect Trump to step down in the next weeks for mishandling a massive crisis
      • Trump and other’s do not understand – they are not as important and mighty as they think – that without a rise in paychecks – without people working for it – money is worth NOTHING – it becomes paper without a function and purpose.
      • also:
        • Central Banks and
        • law makers
        • NEED TO REALIZE THAT ALTERNATIVES (biodiversity of monetary / cooperation systems = is good = more stable economy & society) ARE GOOD AND SHOULD BE ALLOWED

          • this also means: gov (of course should not over tax anybody) BUT NEEDS TO ALLOW/ACCEPT PAYMENT OF TAXES in many other currencies such as BitCoins
        • ALLOW ALTERNATIVES TO FIAT CURRENCIES OR RISK SOCIETY COLLAPSE
  • have killed the American Dream. (some are still fighting… like Elon Musk)
https://finance.yahoo.com/
https://finance.yahoo.com/ live stream

for me: it is a crisis of ignorance = STUPIDITY (not bliss) and lack of education

If you want to kill a country – kill it’s education system.

Because in a society full of idiots – what do you think will happen?

Shit will happen. A LOT OF SHIT.

USA… sorry to say but… unless USA can do the turnaround and become a beacon of light again – refugees will be the least problem – Nobody will want to move there anymore.

My sincere sympathy with the US Jills and Joes of mainstreet.