Day 395: Crimea, Warmongering, Deceit and Spite – LIG

The Crimea story is better than fiction, better than a Michael Crichton novel because, as usual, reality surpasses fiction in every possible way, every single time, it is a pity that we tend to stop at the first lines of a book, if we don’t find it captivating enough, we should instead push beyond our collective ADD to the end, to understand, as well as we can, given how long it takes to work out the truth in this ocean of disinformation, what is really going on in the world and, equally, within ourselves, being the world just the public screen of our inner collective workings, thoughts, hopes and desires.

I will try to make a summary of The Crimea Case as brief as I can, while I myself make sense of what is happening and has already happened, starting with the fact that an insurrection was STAGED, not the first one and possibly not the last one, unless we realize that we are living inside a theatre with players who are hell-bent into designing how we have to think and view the world while other stuff entirely is going on behind the curtains, staged by whom it will become clearer once we understand who is benefiting and how.

It is very easy to inflame people, plagued by an economic reality that leaves them with no future and fearful even for the present, there are a few trigger words that never fail to work, CHANGE, FREEDOM, DEMOCRACY, JUSTICE and let’s not forget HOPE, Word Prompting is very inexpensive and totally effective in controlling the masses, we are moved by our secret desires, some of which we would do very well to bring out in the open and take a good look at, none of the things we collectively join to achieve through a revolution can be obtained that way, the only thing we should be asking to change the rules of the game is never mentioned and that is MONEY – proof that all uprisings are staged to divert our attention to the one tool we could use to equalize the playfield for Real.

Back to Crimea, so a revolution is staged with a precise objective, to irritate Russia who has vast interest and almost its complete Navy fleet positioned there, in Crimea, a haven that was negotiated trough the supply of Gas at a very discounted price, so, to be clear, there was a contract between Russia and Ukraine that both parties had committed to.

The uprising is not staged in Crimea per se, as some who are more into politics than your everyday man could have immediately asked, cui bono, who has a beef against Russia – understanding that Putin could never at the moment, let Crimea go.  Instead it’s taken a little wider, into the whole State of Ukraine, meaning to thrown down the democratically elected leader (oops wait a minute, this seems to have happened before in many countries in South America, in the middle East and even in Italy, where we went for sex and a scandal vs blood and arms, to overthrow a government, because we are way too lazy to embrace anything that weights more than a designer baguette.), to be replaced with one that is of liking to those that are currently busy pulling the strings of this world, and that will align with those seeking world domination for the one thing that is never mentioned but ever sought: MONEY.

To sum it up we can say there were a few main interests at play, none of which had anything to do with the wellbeing of the people, instead it was geared at the following real objectives, one, the potential revamping of a cold soon to be turned hot war that could escalate in a world conflict, this of course to support our economic system into a rebooting, that there is no way it can occur otherwise, but that would have been the cherry on the cake; if Putin had been that stupid to take the bait we would be there right now, but he didn’t, he has become too worldly to fall for such a lame attempt to destabilize Russia and, with it, the world.

The second, which is always slightly more out of sight, was to allow Europe to step in with one of its usury loans from the IMF in exchange for Austerity – what a -deal- the magnitude of which they have yet to taste for themselves, but the ultimate one, you can be sure, surfaces only when the dust settles and here we are at settled dust with the surfacing of some of the real reasons.

One of the main objectives of all this exercise was clearly disclosed during the trip of President Obama to Europe, a trip designed to win allies in the absurd call for sanctions against Russia,  so imagine that one stages a coup in disguise, the coup succeeds but your self designed enemy doesn’t fall for the main trap, hence you now feel you have been made to look very stupid in the eyes of the world. I won’t go into the whole story because there would be too much to say, suffice to say that you are now left with a huge grudge that you want to even out.

So you go to your friends and ask them to not talk with the person that made you look stupid and weak anymore, you make up reasons why they shouldn’t, reasons that call for our total dumbness to be believed, such as that it is an infringement of sovereignty, a call that the US has lost any position to make having infringed on the sovereignty of most countries to which it pretended to ‘bring democracy and freedom to‘ and for being a staunch supporter of Israel who has infringed the sovereignty of Palestine BIG TIME and does so unaccounted for everyday, together with what is still currently going on in Afghanistan and Syria.

Then you must apply some of the fear mongering techniques that you have refined in your home country (think 9/11 and the war on terror) and you try to convince all your friends that they must fear Russia, a country that dared to swiftly step in and resolve a conflict that could have turned bloody and dangerous for all, by saying that no one is safe until everyone plays by the same rules – rules that have never applied to you because you have written those rules for others to make sure you will always be the top dog.

So, you look at what your friends will accept to beat Russia with and realize that most of them are too invested personally to take any real stance against Russia, that they have too much to lose and you design a mockery of sanctions just for the purpose to not lose face, a face that you never put up in the first place and so you believe no one will see through what is really going on.

These are the sanctions designed for Russia – please don’t laugh out too loud:

first, they will be excluded from the G8 – oh no, this is not possible, entrance to the G8 is based on the weight a nation carries in terms of its economic weight, that weight has not changed in a month, so they cannot be ousted, plus to be honest, the G8 is as important as the automobile club, it’s an ensemble of self-appointed big guns that get together to pretend to  decide, under everyone’s eyes, on trade agreements, something that is anyway never done publicly or with the participation of the people, even by proxy – ok, so we will just not turn up at the G8 annual meeting in Sochi this year so we can make Russia feel ostracized. Put this in your pipe and smoke it.

Second, one of the royal princes will not turn up at the winter Olympics in Sochi (oh my god!), third, Russian boys may have to face the fact that they will no longer be able to enroll at the exclusive 32.000 pound/year Eaton exclusive college and last Russian oligarchs will no longer be allowed to go and spend their money at Harrods, buying football teams and properties in London. All sanctions that suit president Putin quite well, since he has never been too fond of Russians spending the wealth they made in Russia abroad, nor of our so-called Western Education.

But the real sanction Obama is planning is to take away Russia’s gas market, Europe is heavily dependent on Russian gas, one-third of our gas comes from Russia through Ukraine, the lifeline deal that was offered to Ukraine in 2013 by Russia is now off, this means Ukraine will go back to pay for its gas supply the full price and Russia will increase by 10% its cost for transit to Europe – which will make gas more expensive to Europe, but we don’t mind because those costs are always charged at the ones at the bottom, Ukraine meanwhile will see a rise of its gas price per household by 50% as dictated by the IMF who has now stepped in for a shark loan that has many austerity measures in place, welcome to Europe and its criminal loans Ukraine, incidentally those austerity measures were not demanded by Russia when they were the ones giving a loan to Ukraine – so, who is choosing our masters for us? Why are we not aware that we are agreeing to the suffering that we are facing by the choices we make -or refuse to make?

USA Gas will in no way be readily available for Europe, ginormous infrastructures will have to be put in place to deliver it to us, now the cost of gas in the US is quite low because it is obtained through fracking, a heavy polluting procedure that lowers the cost to almost half of the one that Russia faces obtaining gas in the natural way, with less damage to the Earth, who says that once all the infrastructure will be in place we will be able to get it at such a discount plus who says what the damage to America’s soil will be if they have to meet such an unexpected, unaccounted for, steady demand? Can we grow gas? Can we harvest farts?

And then there is NATO, finally, getting Ukraine to join in their demented war exercises that will start ASAP on the border with Russia, NATO the final card that the USA plays when they want to pretend to go legit with the approval of all its state members, NATO the bunch of outlaws that bombed Yugoslavia a few years ago? Anyone remembers? Who says that NATO didn’t want an entrance in Crimea to reach Syria through the Mediterranean sea, or to prevent Russia from doing so, and they were willing to do anything to get a foothold there?

Crimea’s story is an example of the many layers that go untold in our sold out Media who is now at the service of those in power, plus it is a show in pettiness and human stupidity and let’s not forget greed, the greed is for those with the dollar sign in their pupils that are now unable to see the consequences of what pushing their actions has on the whole world and ecosystem, the human stupidity is our own, it’s not that the big games are played in a way that we can’t understand them or even question them, is that we are not interested enough, we are not concerned enough with the greed outside and our own greed, with the stupidity outside and our own, with the pettiness and spite and our same mind games that just take place everyday on a smaller scale. If we were more in touch with ourselves and the workings of our own minds we could see the real games being played outside in the World System with way more ease – we play the same games everyday in our microcosmos, we are just at the delusional phase of goodness and integrity, a bit like the US whose foreign policy is foreign to most but even to themselves.

Our collective behaviors are forging this world, we can’t blame just those on top for behaving like a bunch of spiteful greedy kids, those of us who are awakening have a responsibility to blow the whistle not as in the Snowden case, but as in a foul-ly played game, we have to remind everyone that our inaction equals in gravity the actions of those who are too lost in the game to see that it’s time to do things differently in consideration for each other and the world as a whole.

We have written a proposal to end the disempowerment of all people, it calls for a living income guaranteed, we have laid out some guidelines on the points that we should consider when attempting to correct this system to guarantee a life for all, just this one point will make sure that the masses will no longer be such easy targets to be swayed by fake promises of a Life, if they are given one unconditionally, then, the games will change, where do we get the money to give everyone a living we can decide it together, everything we participate in is just a convention, an agreement we either made in awareness or unwarily, the Law, Money, Care, Borders and especially how we decide to treat each other, once we change the basics of our core relationships we can bring our own personal understanding to the bigger picture, we can start to see solutions, and they won’t come through violence or coercion or spite, they will have to be self-willed, we will have to will this world into something else by giving up our past, unless we’d like to re-experience it just for the fun of it, then we can wait for world war III, isn’t that what they say, there is no 2 without a three?

This time we got out luckily but keeping our heads cool in the midst of the many enticing invitations to warring and fighting, abstinence from war is something we have to practice consistently in a world of warmongers that starts with each one of us and we have to steadily adhere to an end all violence code, before we can start talking and hearing each other for real and within that, seek and find solutions that work for the betterment of ourselves and the planet as one.

Ans so, as we are willing to spite Putin just because we felt belittled by not having our Machiavellian games turn out as we hoped, instead we spite ourselves, all sanctions against Russia will backfire on the face of Europe including the ‘we don’t need your gas’ one, Russia can link together some bamboo straws and give its gas to China, they are not in a position to be harmed by our spite in any way, yet, and if we want to ostracize them and make them feel isolated, what does that make of us? Spiteful little people.
We should be thankful to Mr. Putin that he did not take this bait and thankful that he is taking the so-called sanctions with aplomb – even unjust and uncalled for sanctions that deny the right of the Crimean people to vote to rejoin Russia, maybe this is the mark of a leader, someone who cannot be made to feel small or made to react in spitefulness or in actions that harm others; not one gunshot has been fired by the Russian Army during the resolution of the Crimea standoff and we can learn something there, for ourselves and our world at large, no matter if we agree with Mr. Putin on all of his policies, here he showed us what leadership is, as he led himself and Crimea democratically out of this mess, keeping cool and looking for solutions to not jump into a war at the first chance offered, no matter how attractive it seemed or how necessary some made it look like for him to ‘save face’, while few kept their finger crossed as they hoped to profit from a blow up at the expense of many.
And stay awake, because it’s not over, the USA declared that they do not recognize Crimea referendum because they support wholeheartedly the sovereignty of each nation -precious-, so more is to come, remember to NOT believe anything that makes your mind go in the direction of justifying a war, there is NEVER a good reason to go to war, like, never ever basically.
Instead consider that a solution is available if we work to become leaders of ourselves and stand for a world that works for all. We can start now, each one has the power to start to become part of the Change, give a Life to All to prevent the absurd and totally unnecessary Death of Many, join a Living Income Guarantee, start by seeing solutions, let’s get over our fears, our spitefulness, our narrow mindedness that is always seeking at how can I benefit and not at how can the whole benefit, when in fact there will never be a solution to the world problems that doesn’t include all and the wellbeing of all, each one of us will have to play their part at moving beyond our limitations for the greater good, once and for all. Let’s do it.

 

 

 

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Day 379: Ukraine – Just Changing Masters.

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When we read the news, are we really reading them or are we just believing what The Media works hard to paint for us in a specific way?

What did we understand about the Ukrainian struggle? I want to sum up for myself what I understood before I spent a little time researching the topic from Independent News

There’s civil unrest in Ukraine
People want their Freedom (? from whom?)
Police is shooting the protesters

Shamefully this is what I got out of the mainstream news, just what I was supposed to hear, news of unrest (fear fear), the Plight for Freedom (oh mighty Freedom, the magic word of the Oligarchy, the carrot dangling in front of our face for which we are willing to die – but not to consider if we even understand what true freedom would be like) and then the warning – do not do that, there is a Policeman waiting for you to rise so he can take better aim  when he shoots you down.

The story of Ukraine like most stories is not an easy one to understand, they had a democratically elected leader, a guy named Yanukovich, who is now on the run and believed to be in Crimea. The interim government is trying to hunt him down and capture him.

The Ukrainian parliament has voted to send the fugitive president Viktor Yanukovych to The Hague to be tried over the violence that led to at least 82 deaths in Kiev last week.

I would like to say to ex-president Yanukovych to fear not, Le Hague has as much power as my dead grandmother, it’s just another make belief place to appease our fear that there is no justice in this world (which would be too scary to face for most of us).

Naturally, Yanukovich is far from being a saint. He is responsible for the dire economic situation, the poverty, the corruption and the ruined trust of the people. However, his ouster (the main demand of the opposition) is not going to solve the problem. In fact, the only factor that unites the opposition is the desire to oust the president.

Sadly enough, those aspiring to fill his place,  these “leaders” don’t even represent the will of all Ukrainian people. Ukraine is largely split into two camps: the West seeking to align itself with the EU and the East, supporting Russia (37% and 38% according to a 2013 poll carried out by a Kiev-based Institute of International Sociology). That’s why claims that Ukrainians are tired of the Kremlin and its Ukrainian stooges are not only inaccurate but biased. Mass rallies in support of the president took place in central and eastern parts of the country, with people calling on the leader to tighten his grip over Ukraine, establish order and arrest those responsible for the unrest.

The angry masses on the streets of the capital and some western parts of the country continue to believe that Europe will bring the much-needed salvation. It won’t. Ukraine might cut off its ties with Moscow but it won’t get independence; it will just change masters. Europe has its own headaches and doubts run high that it will fork over a pretty penny to help Ukraine’s ailing economy. Even if it does, chances that the cash injections will help Ukraine to build a solid economy are low. Most likely the Europeans will end up pumping the pockets of the new Ukrainian elite, this time backed by the oppositions—Vitaly Klitschko, Arseniy Yazenyuk or Oleg Tyagnibok.

Was this clear? Ukraine is just changing Masters.

What lesson can we learn from Ukraine?

There are a few in my opinion, the first one is to always ask who is benefiting from something, CUI BONO, who is benefiting from this unrest if obviously not the people who went to the front line just to be killed by the police, who are nothing but just other commoners doing a job for money, a job that they regretted and will live to regret.

Here is a picture of the Ukrainian police getting on its knees asking for forgiveness for shooting at and killing the people during the riots

Ukraine riot police kneel down to ask for forgiveness

Even in what we believe is a choice to rise, there is plenty manipulation going on and some that are benefiting while some die. Violence can never be a solution, look at history, we had plenty violence and no significant system change, just changes in Masters.

So, who is benefiting from the losses, the sorrow, the shame that we are accepting as our way of life if not a system that has been created to profit from Life by those that profit from Life everyday, ourselves, we have accepted and allowed a system, that doesn’t consider Life, to take over, because we didn’t want to be responsible for the whole world as One and in the process look at what we created, a world from which we have disconnected in fear and horror, instead of seeking and designing solutions.

There were a few deaths in this last attempt to access democracy but in truth how can there ever be democracy in a world where people are valued just for what they own and more than half of us live below poverty levels, meaning not everyone has the same value or input in this world and its decisions, what delusion are we feeding when we support someone else’s ideal of freedom and democracy? Free market economy? Aka the power to seek freely new markets anywhere whatever the cost to people and their lives? Is this a dispute between money lenders and avid free market hunters, has it got anything to do with the people at all?

The people in Ukraine want a better life, some erroneously identify this option with Europe (boy are you wrong), but the real option would be to work together to make sure everyone has a dignified Life safe from fear, everywhere in the world.

Carpe-ing Diem, of course, the European Community immediately stood up to offer an a la carte IMF ‘DEAL’ so they can turn Ukraine into another Austerity pothole, could that be the real reason behind the dispute, is it about WHO is going to squeeze interest money out of this just about surviving country, it cannot be for the purpose of expanding there unless insane Oligarchs did not do their homework, people have a minimum wage of 1218 grivnas a month, that’s about 120 USD, so where is the imaginary appealing market that we as Europeans can set our fangs in? Helloo?

This is the problem with the ones on top and sometimes even the ones in the middle, that report to us what they themselves don’t even understand in the best cases or what they are paid to report in the worst, most of us have departed reality as we went gold-digging while we are exhausting all resources and all options to keep our Zombie Capitalism alive, we’ll have to get back to Earth and soon or later asses all the damage we have done so we can start picking up the pieces from there, unfortunately at the moment we have Austerity in First World Countries and Poverty in Third World, we are designing Equality all right, just the wrong kind, we share poverty instead of sharing wealth, where are we going to expand now?

The Game is clearly Over, for those wishing to give it just a bit more oxygen they must see that people must have money to spend in their pockets, to consume we need money, whichever way you look at it, a Living Income is not challenging our Status Quo but our common sense, unless the oligarchs are happy to produce, buy and sell among themselves alone.

If we don’t fix this absurd and unjust inequality the only things rising won’t be sales and GDPs, but angry mobs asking for what should have been given in common sense, a chance to live to All, not a pittance to create slave labour and a market for antidepressant, but a dignified living, because we are Human beings and to hold on to that title we’ll have to start doing something Humane soon or later, better now than later and better a Living Income Guaranteed than a Revolution that will just change Masters but not the core issue of the problem, establishing the Right to Life for All as the basic, undisputable Human Right.

If you are tired of our living below our potential, of accepting that your Death is my Life in business and in our overall models, consider Giving for a Change, Each one is Worth One and Each Life has Equal Worth, no one must be left behind, let’s make it Real Now.

A living income guaranteed, join us.

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