While TV medical experts were swiftly being replaced with TV military experts (and my son was playing wargames on his computer for fun), I got to thinking about this construct of war. I started reading about America’s many wars with the intention of better understanding why they happen, and why they never stop. Over the last 257 years, America has seen fourteen major wars. WWI looks eerily similar to the NATO-Russo-Ukranian War, but I’ll get to that shortly. Let’s start by reviewing the first six.
American Revolution (1775-1783) – Colonial opposition to British attempts to impose greater control over American colonies.
War of 1812 (1812-1815) – Great Britain trying to stick its nose where it doesn’t belong, over British restrictions on U.S. trade and America’s desire to expand its territory.
Indian Wars (1609-1924) – Indians vs. Colonialists over land control.
Mexican War (1846-1848) – A battle for land (Texas), the U.S. vs. Mexico
Civil War (1861-1865) – A departure from imperialism to an internal conflict involving the moral issue of slavery.
As you can see, it didn’t take many words to explain what these pre-1865 wars were about, but between the end of the Civil War (1865) and the beginning of the Spanish American War (1898), something dreadful happened: The Gilded Age. This Age is critical to understanding how war has evolved.
The term “Gilded Age” was coined by Mark Twain in 1890, and was meant to be sarcastic. Not a “golden” age, but a “gilded” age. Think of it as a big ball of tin plated with a thin layer of gold, or something cheap wrapped up in very expensive paper. During this period, entrepreneurism and industrial development made a number of individuals very rich, men like as Andrew Carnegie, J.P. Morgan, and John D. Rockefeller. They were the titans of industry (steel, oil, banking) who made their fortunes primarily through political corruption and on the backs of immigrant workers.
These few men accumulated insane amounts of wealth, so much that Andrew Carnegie ended up lending money to the federal government. I believe this is when world power changed hands from governments to banks and corporations. Don’t try to give it a name like capitalism, socialism, communism, or marxism; it’s none of these things. It’s an oligarchy (a small group of people who control the world), supported by a pyramid-schemed slavery system, backed by financialization. This system is constantly recruiting new investors, a “pyramid” because the number of investors increases at each level, until everyone is getting something for nothing from it.
As you can probably see, the system is dangerously parasitic, consuming its own body and life, evident by the stagflation, bickering, and the escalating wars we are seeing today, along with rising totalitarianism. Wealth inequality is what made the Gilded Age gilded, and it’s only gotten worse since then. The wealth inequality today is enormous, but the system manages to continue because it has recruited almost everyone at this point, if not through the stock market, through free health insurance, welfare and stimulus. The number of investors is so great now that the system is self-perpetuating. “Stocks only go up,” said Dave Portnoy, making the rich always richer and the poor more and more dependent on the Oligarchy.
Those at the top of this system must realize that it’s not sustainable. Perhaps you could run a pyramid scheme into eternity, but only in the Metaverse or NFT/Cryptoland. In the real world, our bodies need real things to survive; food, shelter, and water are the very basic. Unfortunately, energy is not unlimited and therefore shouldn’t be wasted. To be direct, our entire debt-driven financial and economic system is built on a limited supply of cheap energy. Meanwhile, the energy return on investment (EROI) is shrinking at an alarming rate. Sure, there may be plenty of oil still in the ground, but if its costing more in energy to extract it than the extracted energy has value, then there’s a problem. So let’s get back to how war changed after the Gilded Age.
Spanish American War – In this war, America was an “ally” in Cuba’s struggle to break away from Spain (see propaganda to the left). What was in it for America? After all, you don’t go to war if there’s nothing in it for you. America really isn’t a big Santa who gives everyone gifts and assistance for no reason. America wanted to grow its military complex. History books tell us that the war was triggered by the “mysterious” explosion of the battleship U.S.S. Maine in Havana Harbor. Nobody really knows what caused it, but this loss of U.S. investment led to an outbreak of war that lasted about three months. In December, 1898, the United States and Spain signed the Treaty of Paris, officially ending the war, and granting the United States its first overseas empire. Spain relinquished its claim to Cuba. America paid Spain 20 million dollars for possession of the Philippines, and the islands of Guam and Puerto Rico were placed under American control.
World War I – The first thing I want to point out about this war is that Russia and the Unite States were on the same side. Really? Yes! Two massive opposing alliances used an enormous amount of resources to fight and kill around 40 million people. Over what? An opaque cloud of imperialism, militarism, and nationalism. Let’s start with the dualism that’s inherent in every war. In this case, the Central Powers were Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, Turkey, and the Ottoman Empire. They fought against the Allied Powers of Serbia, Great Britain, France, Russia, Italy, Romania, Japan and the United States (from 1917).
The Austro-Hungarian military, aka Central Powers, didn’t want Serbia’s independence, which it viewed as an unacceptable threat to its empire. What did they want? They wanted Serbia to formally and publicly condemn “dangerous propaganda” against Austria-Hungary which was designed to detach the monarch from its territories. In other words, Austria-Hungary wanted unity and a certain group of Serbs wanted division. Why did they want division? Because they thought it would make their lives better. So they used lots of propaganda in an attempt to divide people and stir up dissension.
The Austria-Hungary Archduke Franz Ferdinand was perceived as anti-democratic and clericalist, deriving his power from religious hierarchy; he was vehemently opposed to the industrial age, parliamentary government, and other modernist tendencies. The history books tell us that World War I started with the 1914 assassination of the Austria-Hungary Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife in Sarajevo, by a Serbian-nationalist “terrorist” group. This means the war was provoked by the Allied Powers. However, because of the assassination, Austria-Hungary (Central Power) declared war on Serbia. What else could they do?
If you don’t see how similar this is to what’s happening in the world right now, allow me to explain. We know that half of the world now is vehemently opposed to transhumanism, division of the country, vaccine mandates, WEF’s “You will own nothing and be happy”, etc. Now let’s shrink this same dualism to NATO, Russia, and Ukraine. The mainstream media, being a paid propaganda machine of the World Oligarchy, doesn’t tell you what Putin wants and what Zelensky is refusing to give. The Oligarch’s propagandists want you to hate one side (seeing all of Russia as blood-thirsty evil monsters) and stand with the other (the good angelic guys who are looking out for you and everyone in the world). But it’s really not so simple as good and evil.
Putin doesn’t want Ukraine to join NATO. Think of NATO as an alliance in direct opposition to what was Russia’s Warsaw Pact between 1955 and 1991. The Warsaw Pact was a treaty, a defensive military alliance between the Soviet Union and seven European countries. NATO was formed by the Washington Treaty in 1949. It is a security alliance of thirty countries from North America and Europe that proclaims to safeguard “freedom and security” of its allies by political and military means. In short, NATO has been bribing and corralling Ukraine to join. There are only 469 miles between Kiev and Moscow. Now, do you think the USA would declare war too if Canada joined something like the Warsaw Pact and planned to set up a military base in Toronto? There are 482 miles between Toronto and Washington DC.
No superpower is going to allow its opponent to set up hostile military forces in its back yard. So no, the USA and NATO are not Godly forces fighting for good and righteousness like the heroes in a Marvel film. They’re playing games in territory they don’t belong. Sadly you can’t trust the media’s narrative about any of this. So what’s really going on from an unbiased-unemotional perspective? It looks like NATO has been backing Russia into a corner by coercing Ukraine’s leaders with promises, money, and gifts into its alliance, and by dividing Ukraine into two camps (those who are pro-Russian-language-culture-self and those who support the other-sided regime that slipped into office). Meanwhile, Zelensky is fomenting people to fight the war against the Russians (including children)—to pick up 10,000 free AK47 rifles they have no training in using, and go to battle against professional soldiers. In other words, a suicide mission.
Don’t think this is downright evil? What if Biden started sending AK47s to all the schools in the US, to pass out to kids and take home to their parents? You can pick one up for free, bullets and all, just come on down. Think about that and ask yourself honestly what is going on here. What does Russia want? If Ukraine promises not to join NATO then the war is over. That’s it! Well, the U.S. and NATO don’t want to negotiate, they want control and power, to back Russia into a corner and start war. I think the puppeteers behind the curtain have been really working hard to foment people for years now. They want you to believe your family and friends are spewing out “dangerous propaganda” just like the Serbs were doing in Austria-Hungary before World War I. They want you to believe there’s “talk” of a Russian assassination plot to take out Zelensky, and if such an event happens, to think it was the Russians. This might just trigger World War III like Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s assassination triggered the first World War.
It’s interesting that there’s always a “mysterious” event that starts a war. First it was the explosion of the battleship U.S.S. Maine in Havana Harbor. Then it was the assassination of Austria-Hungary Archduke Franz Ferdinand. By the way, Russia is like the Austria-Hungary empire before World War I. The propaganda is raging against Russia, making Putin into a blood-thirty monster, and pitying Ukraine as an innocent victim. The World Oligarch wants the world to start waring. At this point, I can only see it as being intentional, part of their plan. The “Allied Forces” have ganged up on Russia and backed it into a corner. But let’s go back to World War I, because one thing I haven’t talked about yet is why Russia collapsed afterwards when it was on the winning side of the war.
WWI ended with the defeat of the Central Powers and the collapse of three empires. The Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman empires lost, so we know why they collapsed. The collapse of Russia isn’t as clear, since they were on the winning side of the war. History.com tells us that World War I fueled the Russian Revolution; “Ineffective leadership and a weak infrastructure during the war led to the demise of the Romanov dynasty.” Interesting, that is exactly what is happening now in the U.S. today. Same game, only the cards are different. Enantiodromia is the term I’d use; it fits perfectly. The Allied Powers are NATO, the WEF, the Klaus Schwabers, the globalists, the extreme leftists, the one-world government advocates, the something-for-nothing believers, the mainstream media, banks that lock your account if you don’t behave, media destroying people’s credibility and reputations, silencing and censorship, etc. What do they all have in common? The are all invested in this pyramid-schemed slavery system.
The Central Powers now are people like me, people who are invested in this system by default only, but aren’t committed to it and would like to see it come to an end. We are people who believe in freedom of choice, freedom of religion, freedom of expression, who value free speech and stand by the values that the United States was founded on. We don’t really have much power against the Allied forces. Will we fall like the Central Powers fell after WWI? I don’t think so. Russia who was an ally to the United States in WWI, won the war, and then collapsed. And now a similar collapse is a strong possibility for the US in its weakened state and revived Cold War. I don’t think Russia is going to collapse with its low debt level, rich resources, and alliance with China, not at this point in history…it’ll be the U.S. now.
It wasn’t Russia’s battle, but they were drawn into WWI by the alliance system, because Serbia was its ally. The only thing that was in it for Russia was political and religious influence in Serbia. The majority of Russia’s leaders wanted to avoid war, but they feared that failure to defend Serbia would lead to loss of Russian credibility and political defeat in their goal to control the Balkans. The collapse of the Russian Empire brought about the eventual rise of the Bolshevik-led Soviet Union (where all the billionaire Russian oligarchs were born), just like a collapse of the United States would likely bring about the rise of The Great Reset, the New World Order, the One-World Government, and the Anti-Christ if you believe in Biblical prophecy. It was a dramatic shift from Russia’s tsardom to bolshevism. Does the following excerpt sound familiar at all?
“Compared to other empires throughout history, the USSR was an exception. The rulers of the Soviet Union viewed empire and imperialism in ideological terms as ‘the highest and final stage of capitalism’.1 By this Leninist definition, the Soviet Union did not identify itself as an empire, and instead, its leaders vehemently denounced imperialism that was carried out by its enemies and competitors: the capitalist states. Despite its own anguish over being identified as an empire, the Soviet Union indeed was one. While the meaning of ‘empire’ has shifted over time, for the purposes of this paper the definition of empire is in the sense of a great power, a polity, ruling over vast territories and people, leaving a significant impact on the history of world civilizations.2” (Comparing the Tsarist Russian and Soviet Empires, By Magdalena Noga, Inquiries Journal)
I’m running out of space here, so I’ll continue in another post where I’ll cover World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Desert Shield/Desertion, the Cold War, the Global War on Terror, and the Global War on Covid19, leading into World War III, which I believe is a war against the people. If you haven’t already, I think you’ll begin to see a pattern, a subversive coercive power underlying the World Oligarchy’s mass media propaganda, and where it’s heading. Personally, I suspect Russia isn’t going to lose this war with NATO (sadly Ukraine has been put in the middle and used as a pawn). I don’t mean to say that I support Russia; I just think the tables have turned, and the U.S. has gotten itself into a big quagmire this time. We need Russia’s resources, cooperation, and energy going forward. You can only weaponize the dollar so many times before you shoot yourself in the face.