The pressure is still on, war is ever more imminent, and the Washington Post is still an instrument of US policy like so many other mainstream media outlets. Only the “Washington” in the name, it just makes Russophobia and being a sellout all the more putrid. For anyone who can see the long view, Matt O’Brien’s post yesterday, it’s indicative of short sighted bias.
I awoke this morning, half expecting to hear of 20 Russian divisions having rolled (for real this time) into east Ukraine. The Washington war mongers, having just been bolstered by new conservative blood via the mid-terms, passing laws like they’re on toilet paper rolls – the latest a weapons for fascists bill that could break peace for good. Instead of Russian invasion news though, the mainstream is hot on the trail of condemning Vladimir Putin some more. An interest rate hike, the ruble being pushed down by Washington machinations with Saudi Arabia (oil prices that is), and America’s war on Russia is in full swing. Soon, very soon, Putin’s only choice may be unlimited war to regain Ukraine, and to end the march of bullshit democracy.
As for O’Brien, like most of the bespectacled Jeff Bezos geeks employed to play smart, he can’t see his nose right in front of his face. The headline; “Sorry, Putin. Russia’s economy is doomed,” fails like the author, to offer any glimpse of how screwed we all are if the ruble fails. For one thing, cheap oil pumping out of holes in Saudi Arabia and America’s old tar pits, it’s not going to save the American economy either. What this energy war with Russia will save, if western leaders are successful, is the big corporations that rely on sales. You see with Russia in the picture competitively, Saudi Arabia and America (with Britain in tow) are in big trouble sales wise. The car culture that was, you see it is no more. Think about this you thinkers reading this. Imagine Dubai, with all its fabulous buildings and fantasy landscapes (in the freaking desert mind you) up in smoke if sales continue to plummet.
Here, let me show you what I mean. You may think diving gas prices would lead to a huge sales hike, especially in America. With Saudi pumping more oil than ever (for US purposes like this), and with no sign of a letup, isn’t it strange that price is having little to do with consumption in the US? The chart below illustrates this vividly.
As you can see, while sales are elevated compared to two decades ago, it’s easy to see price is having less to do with real volume than ever before. What this spells for any corporation of business is, stagnant growth. Right here is where the Russia versus the west conflict draws to keen focus. You see the world is running out of growth potential (Institute of Mechanical Engineers report), both resources wise and in other sustainability frames. How can climate and environmental initiatives exist, in a world controlled by massively influential energy money? Clearly, the future of Saudi Arabia and America’s energy giants is finite. A new sustainability culture in the US and in the world, cannot co-exist with oil cartel growth as it has been. So….
Matt O’Brien and the boss of the Washington Post, their cheerleading for a damned Vladimir Putin and Russia, it’s all just a postponement of the inevitable. The ruble failing, if it does not caused a full scale World War III, will only prop up Bezos’ and Saudi princes’ growth model for so long. Then, somewhere down the line, the energy investors profits will totally dry up. That is, even with Gazprom and the Iran’s resources out of the picture. The assault on the ruble, it is nothing to do with free people in Ukraine, and everything to do with survival of CRAZY oil cartels. Look at what is going on in Dubai. It’s a form of madness. Then look at places where the oil is already drying up, like
The aforementioned report from Doug Short at Advisor Perspectives Inc. foretells of what I suggest. Even in America, cultural differences and needed reforms are taking hold where energy consumption is concerned. This fact adds another dimension to today’s energy wars. The big oil people know these changes are in effect, their planning takes this into consideration, and the decision had to be made to back stab somebody. Today we see Russia and Vladimir Putin with knives sticking out of them like porcupine spines. And the misdirect is, it’s all Putin’s fault, all this killing over dollars.
So, there you have it, one proof that we live among some evil money grubbing MOFOS. What makes them so, so bad for me, is the lying and misdirect. Why not just say; “hey, I write BS for the Washington Post so you will think and do what my bosses want?” We’re witnessing survival of the greediest, not democracy versus dictatorship or any other idealistic mumbo jumbo. Somebody slap the cheerleaders whopsided. What’s even worse is, Jeff Bezos, who owns the Washington Post, he’s not as dumb as his heathen reporters are, those being hapless pawns who need something from billionaires. Bezos, once Russia is out of the picture, he’ll capitalize on half a dozen alternative energy investments he’s made. The Amazon billionaire’s reasoning on the Washington Post anti-Russia moves though, there’s a simpler strategy in place there. Media is a favor brokerage, and a lever to keep Bezos’ companies on the right side of the power in Washington?
The O’Brien’s of the “news” world, they’ve characterizes Russia’s economy as one where; “an oil exporting business that subsidizes everything else. ” And the United States with Saudi Arabia wants to beat them at that game? Ha, ha, ha O’Brien, STFU on the way back to Harvard.