As I was scrolling through news, it occurred to me that “reading between the lines” and connecting information is an uncommon skill in today’s American society. People are too busy projecting their own turpitudes on adversaries and spewing out diktats like bullets. Or they are just quiet, because they think there’s nothing they can do but accept whatever is happening, because they think it’s not happening to them or doesn’t concern them. Many people have forgotten how to listen, debate, and communicate, engaging only in the old-fart art of war. As I look at society, Susan Cain’s book comes to mind: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. I love her book, probably because I’m an introvert, but I’m thinking about “The Power” part of her message. Introverts do have power in this Western world that’s babbling incessantly. Is that power finally rising?
Before dawn, I woke up wondering what the BRICS nations were doing about Russia. I didn’t search for an article about BRICS nations being neutral or anything like that; I searched each nation separately and scrolled through the first few pages of news. If you’re unfamiliar with the acronym, BRICS stands for the five major allied nations: Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. They have the world’s fastest-growing emerging market economies and an abundance of natural resources and commodities that the world needs. Last year on February 2, 2021, Oliver Stuenkel, author of The Brics and the Future of Global Order, posted on Twitter, “If you think the BRICS grouping no longer matters, it’s worth checking out the response by the governments of India, China, Brazil and South Africa to Navalny’s jail sentence. Whatever Western powers will do to punish Putin, BRICS members will close ranks.”
By reading between the lines, I have concluded that Brazil, India, China, and South Africa are aligned with Russia. Officially, they are neutral to avoid sanctions, but strategically they’ve been working with Russia for a long time now to bring about a new global system. Regardless of what mainstream journalists say about them, BRICS is a well-organized purpose-driven alliance and being unified on Russia seems logical to me. Take a look at the headlines which further led me to this conclusion…
Do you see what I see? I see the BRIC alliance clear as day, in a strategic position, rising in power against a divided and weakened Western world. The US must be feeling very desperate, running back to Venezuela after treating them like a pariah for so long. If you’re unfamiliar with the US-Venezuela relationship, in 2019, Maduro’s government blamed the US for the Venezuela economic crisis; he accused the US of a coup d’état to overturn him and control the country’s oil reserves. It’s also important to note that Venezuela recently collateralized its gold at the Bank of England, and after paying back the loan they can’t get the gold back. Keep this thought.
The Wall Street Journal raised another point, If Russian Currency Reserves Aren’t Really Money, the World Is in for a Shock. “Sanctions have shown that currency reserves accumulated by central banks can be taken away. With China taking note, this may reshape geopolitics, economic management and even the international role of the U.S. dollar.” Good thinking, especially since one of the major goals of BRICS has been to overthrow dollar hegemony and usher in a new financial and economic system. The fact that this is even in the WSJ baffles me, because I see the WSJ as a “captured” news medium. The narrative must be changing again or they wouldn’t be “allowed” to raise such topics. Is it time to corral the herd? To bring on the collapse?
I think there are two plausible scenarios when it comes to the new narrative, either NATO-USA are completely oblivious and ignorant about the backlash of sanctions and the consequences going forward, OR there’s a regime behind NATO-USA, aligned with BRICS and the WEF that knows exactly what they are doing. Once you start weaponizing banking and cash, and collapsing ETFs (RSX, RSXJ, ERUS, etc.) and stocks that are interconnected in the global debt-driven financial system, you jeopardize the very system you are weaponizing. And they don’t know this? The CIA doesn’t know this? Really? Come on, man! By releasing bits and pieces of these thoughts in the press, it scares people. Fear then drives the collapse that must occur before the Great Reset or the New World Order can really take effect.
But let’s talk more about BRICS strategy because that’s part of the information and financial wars we are seeing. Days before the 2017 BRICS summit, China announced that it was launching a crude-oil futures contract priced in gold-backed yuan, which would be easily converted to gold through the exchanges in Shanghai and Hong Kong. On March 26, 2018, the new gold-backed petroyuan futures contracts began trading in China. Was this the start of a new Cold War for oil? I think so, because President Donald Trump spent months threatening to impose “sweeping” tariffs on China for its “unfair” trade practices, before he finally succumbed in July and we went into mode “trade war” until just before the Covid19 narrative began.
There was another story involving a country, Libya, that was trying to create a pan-African gold-backed currency. Subsequently, NATO invaded Libya, to take out “the bad guy” Gaddafi. They turned the country into a shadow of its former self, a failed state to fear. Many years later, WikiLeaks released Hillary Clinton’s e-mails, which painted a nefarious plot on the part of the West to help themselves to Libya’s oil. Then Gaddafi’s gold mysteriously disappeared. Makes you wonder what really happened, and again, what money really is. BRICS seems to know what money is, don’t they? Just last month, Cambridge University Press posed the question: Can BRICS De-dollarize the Global Financial System? The answer was yes, “BRICS’ coalitional de-dollarization initiatives have established critical infrastructure for a prospective alternative nondollar global financial system.”
Fortunately, I have a black belt in martial arts. While I haven’t practiced in a long time, I haven’t forgotten the basics, especially about letting your opponent’s own power defeat himself. That’s right, you don’t use your own power to defeat your opponent, you help your opponent do all the work to defeat himself. So as the US and NATO try to cancel Russia, they are inadvertently cancelling themselves. And just like US foreign policy was to quietly pit Ukraine against Russia, the foreign policy of Russia-China is to trip up the US-NATO ego to defeat itself with its own sanctions. That is, if it’s not all intentional, which it very well may be.
After such long strategic planning with the BRICS nations, there is no way Putin just lost his mind in this attack on Ukraine. Putin is a chess master, and he has friends in all the right places now. It would have served the West better to work with the East and BRICS, rather than try to dominate and bully them. BRICS is an impressive alliance that aims to promote peace, security, development and cooperation, to contribute significantly to the development of humanity and to establish a more equitable and fair world. According to Wikipedia, a combined area of 39,746,220 km (15,346,101.0 sq mi) and a total population of approximately 3.21 billion. They make up 26.7% of the world land surface and 41.5% of the world population.
If this has peaked your interest, there are four resources I added to my Bookmarks this week. The first two help people understand what’s happening geopolitically and how to prepare for the future, the second two are about the hysteria over Ukraine.
Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order by Ray Dalio – Ray is the founder of Bridgewater Associates, the world’s biggest hedge fund firm, and this is a very well done explanation of what’s happening between the lines of the information war: the fall of the U.S. empire and rise of China.
Economic Warning! Russia & Energy = Imminent Financial/Economic Disaster (Peak Prosperity) – A troublesome shortfall in oil has been converted into a very real shortage that will translate into an economic nightmare. This video connects the dots and provides you with insights you can turn into concrete actions.
PETER HITCHENS: One glorious day in Sevastopol 12 years ago, I saw what was coming. That’s why I won’t join this carnival of hypocrisy – “The Russians looked like Russians, with their huge hats and Edwardian uniforms. The Ukrainians looked more like the US Navy on shore leave in San Diego,” Peter wrote. He goes on with firsthand observations from the time he spent in Sevastopol.
Gravitas Plus: Did NATO push Ukraine into war? – Comprehensive video covering the history of NATO.