segunda-feira, 23 de maio de 2022

As desigualdades provenientes da demografia na UE

Os últimos 26 anos (1995/2021) mostram as enormes desigualdades da dinâmica demográfica na Europa comunitária. Essas desigualdades mostram o natural fracasso das políticas de igualização na vida e no bem-estar dos europeus e das políticas ditas de coesão social, por parte das oligarquias partidárias no poder, fiéis respeitadoras dos interesses do capital, mormente de perfil financeiro.

Essas desigualdades, perante a atonia do que se chama “esquerda” e, a miscigenação cultural das sociedades atuais favorecem narrativas racistas e fascistas, deixando para o esquecimento os atentados de origem jihadista, dominantes até há poucos anos. Os grupos fascistas e racistas são um produto interno na UE e nos EUA, com um sedimento próprio e, bem integrado no sistema político da Ucrânia, como se vem a assistir.

Neste documento, são consideradas apenas as situações e as dinâmicas demográficas no contexto da UE.

No primeiro período considerado (1995/2010), destaca-se o enorme crescimento demográfico da Espanha[1], seguindo-se-lhe a França com mais 356 mil habitantes e a Itália com um acréscimo de 156000 pessoas. A crise financeira que desabou sobre os povos veio a acentuar as desigualdades que, naturalmente, conduziram a movimentos de emigração, da constituição de bolsas de pessoas vindas de áreas periféricas da Europa (Leste, Balcãs e Portugal), como da Ásia, da África, da América Latina, com o caudal de xenofobias e racismos, de grupos fascistas, mais ou menos explícitos, como o Chega português, o Vox espanhol, o AfD alemão, a consagrada LePen e outras pestíferas entidades; … cujas diferenças face aos grupos tradicionais de recorte democrata-cristão, liberal ou social-democrata são, verdadeiros infinitésimos.

No período seguinte (2010/2021), o acréscimo populacional espanhol é muito inferior ao observado no período anterior (83000 pessoas por ano); e, os maiores volumes de crescimento demográfico registam-se em França (273 mil, inferior ao período anterior), na Alemanha (123 mil muito acima dos parcos 18 mil anuais registados em 2010), seguidos da Suécia (94 mil), da Espanha, dos Países Baixos e outros.

São onze os países com evolução demográfica positiva e crescente, entre os períodos considerados; para além dos atrás referidos, salientamos a Bélgica, a Áustria, a Dinamarca e a Rep. Checa. Quanto aos casos de redução dos excedentes populacionais entre os dois períodos, salientamos, pelo seu volume, a Espanha, a Itália, a França e, numa escala menor, a Irlanda.

Entre os países com saldos demográficos negativos nos dois períodos - potenciais fornecedores de mão-de-obra barata para terceiros[2] - sublinhem-se, pela sua dimensão, a Roménia e a Bulgária, para além da Croácia, da Hungria, da Letónia, da Lituânia e da Polónia. Em onze anos, aqueles países perderam quase três milhões de habitantes, um terço dos quais na Roménia e na Bulgária; isto é, nos dois últimos países, mais de 10% da sua população conjunta, em 2010 (cerca de 27 milhões).

É bem evidente que a pujança económica da UE tem um centro tradicional, da França à Escandinávia, incluindo a Irlanda e, ligado, a zonas intermédias de desenvolvimento capitalista, como Espanha e Itália, por exemplo. Tudo o mais constitui um leque de bolsas de recrutamento de mão-de-obra barata (in situ ou emigrada), num contexto de acirrada concorrência com gente do Próximo e Médio Oriente, de África ou, da América Latina, zonas acossadas pela desestruturação económica e social, pelos conflitos armados, próprios das zonas periféricas do capital global; pelo saque e a brutalidade dos governos, mesmo que se demonstrem como democratas, lá porque realizam eleições. Estamos longe, portanto, das intenções de homogeneização, desenvolvimento regional integrado, de bem-estar, definidas oficialmente por todos os gangs partidários, de burocratas incapazes que se vêm sucedendo nas instituições da UE. A atual e profunda subalternidade dos burocratas nacionais europeus face aos EUA, a aceitação canina das ações levadas a cabo por aquele país, apresentam elementos claros de uma postura colonial por parte dos EUA; estes, claramente mais afastados de uma forte influência no Oriente, aproveitam-se da fragilidade política dos burocratas europeus, gestores de populações tendencialmente envelhecidas e conservadoras.   

As reduções de população apenas no período 2010/21 registam-se em dois países; curiosamente dos mais atingidos pelas medidas das troikas – Grécia e Portugal que, naquele período terão perdido, respetivamente, 440000 e 250000 habitantes. No caso português, a redução populacional ocorre no seguimento da atuação de dois gangs de criminosos – PSD e PS – respetivamente dirigidos por dois vermes de nome Passos Coelho e António Costa.

Como se pode observar no gráfico seguinte, na comparação da evolução registada entre os dois períodos analisados, há várias situações:

 »  situações de crescimento populacional positivo e ascendente nos dois períodos:

Alemanha, Áustria, Bélgica, Dinamarca, Eslováquia, Eslovénia, Luxemburgo, Malta, Rep. Checa e Suécia;

»  situações de crescimento populacional positivo mas descendente entre os dois períodos:

Chipre, Espanha, Finlândia, França, Irlanda, Itália, Países Baixos  e UE

»  situações de decrescimento populacional, aliviado entre os dois períodos:

Bulgária, Estónia, Letónia, Polónia e Roménia

»  situações de decrescimento populacional, agravado entre os dois períodos:

Croácia, Hungria, Lituânia

» países com passagem direta de crescimento a decrescimento populacional, entre os dois períodos:

            Grécia e Portugal[3]

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[1] Em 1990/2019 o volume de imigrantes registados em Espanha passou de 822 mil para 6,1 milhões, enquanto os autóctones cresceram apenas três milhões https://grazia-tanta.blogspot.com/2020/07/desigualdades-na-dinamica-demografica.html

[2] Sem que daí se possa inferir uma não chegada de imigrantes, vindos de África, da América Latina ou do sul da Ásia, destinados aos trabalhos mais duros e mais mal pagos, com menos acesso a direitos.

[3]  Com os nossos “agradecimentos” a Passos, a Costa e aos seus gangs de imbecis e malfeitores

segunda-feira, 16 de maio de 2022

A BideNato flight over

 Summary

1 - BideNato under construction

2 - Europe's future

3 - European decline looks like von der Leyen

4 - Geopolitical changes of the last decades

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1 - BideNato under construction

BideNato is a designation for the current Euro/North American matrix directed from the link between the White House and the Pentagon, with its European headquarters in Brussels and which recently elected the American base of Ramstadt, Germany, for the proper management of new and old adherents to the criminal institution called NATO.

BideNato is a rich but unequal area, with large areas of poverty and ageing, occupied by about 11% of the world's population and which keeps as honourable relics of performance its roles as a slave-owner, kidnapper and protagonist of the most destructive wars that have ravaged humanity.

Biden wants to increase to over 50% of the world total, its traditional and enormous share of weapons for sale, even though the USA has only 2.4% of the global population. Complementarily, 97.6% of the global population lives without such apparatus. It should be remembered that Trump (Biden's great rival in "knowledge") has already argued that in the European class 2% of GDP should be devoted to the purchase of arms... tending to be produced in the USA, obviously[1].

Biden is the name of the current, diminutive US president. And NATO is the name of an institution with a membership of some thirty nation-states, which promotes wars that are convenient to the ruling complex -- economic, political and military -- of the USA; a country that has a record of executing hundreds of thousands of unarmed people with its atomic bombs in 1945 and that did not hold back, twenty years later, from “sprinkling” Indochina with 'Agent Orange' and similar poisons.

As a politico-military structure, BideNato has generals and, it wants the integration of a newly formed nation-state (Ukraine), where poverty and the growing presence of Nazi barbarity is evident; the destruction of Ukraine will have immense costs that entice Western capitalists to invest, to buy the salvages of the war... when it is over. What will be the future of the comedian-oligarch Zelensky and his battalions of Nazis? What remains of present-day Ukraine, subtracted from the Donbass and the Black Sea littoral strip, will be close to the eastern territory of the former Polish-Lithuanian duchy of essentially Catholic matrix.

And, what  about Biden's aggressive and warlike speech, replete with undiplomatic epithets for Putin and, with the allocation of $800 million for heavy artillery intended "directly for the front lines of freedom" in the Donbass? And, to observe Boris Johnson's doublespeak in India, stating, among other fallout, "I think the sad thing that (Russian victory) is a realistic possibility"? Surely, Ukraine will be destroyed and Europe, diminished, will be embedded in a BideNato, where political prominence will fall to a multinational coterie of mediocrities.

2 -- Europe's future

Europe tends to become an Asian peninsula that the US wants to keep as its own, to avoid isolation from the enormous Euro-Asian-African continental mass, where great powers like China, India, and Russia are located. BideNato is the decadent Euro-American amalgam that the world observes with contained smiles of commiseration or indifference; the UN SG Guterres himself only got up from the sofa two months after the start of the war in Ukraine.

In Africa, Latin America or Asia, the distancing from the conflict in Ukraine has dominated. It is observed, in Europe and its suzerainty (USA), a world of smug and rich people who have not yet lost their colonialist, imperial, militarist and, racist superiority tics; so well represented by the Belgian King Leopold, over a hundred years ago.

In the NATO commission to the puppet Zelensky, it was supposed Russia would accept the presence of that warlike institution on its border with Ukraine; including the continuation of the barbarities of the Nazi platoons on 40% of the population of Ukraine, which speaks Russian. A perfectly unrealistic claim in the face of one of the three major world powers; and, what is more, with a powerful weaponry.

Times change and desires change. The USA, whose troops landed in Europe to fight the Nazis during the Second World War, 80 years later, finances and supports a totalitarian regime, with troops supporting creative forms of swastikas that are victimising the Russian-speaking population of Ukraine, just as they had previously victimised Jews and Gypsies.

The top five arms companies, according to SIPRI (Stockholm International Institute for Peace Studies), in 2020 and, in billions, are: Lockheed Martin - $58.2; Raytheon - $36.7; Boeing - $32.1; Northrup Grumman - $30.4; General Dynamics - $26.0, all based in the US. Add that in that year, the US belonged to 54% of the top 100 arms companies, with sales totalling $285 billion. In 2020, the USA represented only 4.2% of the global population, and its great rival, China, 18.1% of that total, with sales of $66.8 billion in weapons, corresponding to 13% of the global figure. For any anti-militarist, these indicators reveal the paranoia and dementia inherent in those who love war, theft, and violence; these tares are useless for human well-being and the health of the planet.

It should be remembered that Trump (Biden's great rival in terms of “knowledge”) was already arguing that the obedient European class should devote 2% of GDP to the purchase of arms tending to be produced in the USA, as we mentioned above. US arms production serves to guarantee the profitability of the military industry, to monitor and provide munitions for military conflicts; and also, for surveillance and possible intervention in countries reluctant to accept US dictates, in a continuation of the old gunboat policy.

In this context, the USA shows itself to be an enormous danger to Humanity, as we have recently observed; all the more so because in this situation, it is very unlikely that the country will be the victim of a military attack. Finally, the USA, with its more than 500 military installations spread around the planet, acts as a gendarme for the planet and its inhabitants[2].

Regularly in the last century, the USA appears involved in European conflicts, in a proportionality that matches the gradual decadence of Europe; the war of 1914/18 and that of 1939/45, were the springboards for European territory to be populated by military bases and installations, even if thirty years have passed since the dismantling of the Soviet Beelzebub...

3 - European decline looks like von der Leyen

After de Gaulle, Adenauer, Willy Brandt, Delors, there is little to report in Europe about figures of any political standing who nowadays resemble Macron or Draghi; at the other extreme, the time of declared imbeciles like Berlusconi, Hollande, Rajoy... not forgetting the hulking Passos (former Portuguese primer) a few years ago. In the USA, things are not very different; the warrior criminal Obama stands, chronologically, between incapable and ignorant like G.W. Bush, Trump, or Biden.

Von der Leyen[3] … is a show of incapacity! That is why Charles Michel and Erdogan marginalized her, months ago when they left her without a chair to sit on ... which they would not dare to do with Merkel who, in a similar situation, would probably have walked out the door. Ursula is a bright smile in the midst of her grey and ultra-reactionary confreres, in a competition with that true symbol of the British decadence, a certain Boris Johnson.

Let us note some von der Leyen brilliant interventions:

(a) "If there is no provision in the contracts [for buying energy from Russia] for payment in roubles, it is a violation of our sanctions" - says Ursula von der Leyen

- Of course it is not foreseen in those contracts, because they pre-date the war and the torrent of sanctions; Ursula has a good memory ...

- Payment in roubles was demanded after the sanctions - and in response to them. By definition, both acts are unilateral, political actions, albeit  susceptible of negotiations.

b) "Russia's decision to demand payments in roubles is unilateral and companies that have contracts [with Russian suppliers] should not give in to these demands" - says von der Leyen

- "Demanding payment in roubles in the current context is unilateral, it takes place in the context of a heated conflict, it is not part of a contract. And in the context of a militarised conflict, there is unilateralism, both on the part of those who demand payment in roubles, and on the part of those who issue sanctions in torrents to demonstrate that they have some effectiveness. The news on the subject is extremely politically charged, and many actions are not properly disclosed by the parties involved in the conflict.

c) Has Von der Leyen questioned the origin of Zelensky's fortune?

- According to the Voltaire network the comedian's fortune is valued at $850 M, in addition to two flats in London, registered in Belize, valued at $5.78 M. Apparently... comedians are very well paid in poor Ukraine!

d) (payment in roubles) "would be a violation of the sanctions and a big risk for companies" - says von der Leyen

- Between contracts and sanctions there is a world of concepts to consider. If sanctions are unilateral acts, there is nothing to stop those potentially affected from finding ways to fight back, reduce or cancel their effects, unilaterally or by changing the terms of the contract. The US had been forcing Europeans to pay for their gas purchases through Gasprom accounts in Europe, where they would be... frozen. To avoid this, Russia has now demanded that the price of the gas sold be paid in any currency but in an account in Russia (at Gazprombank) where it will then be converted into roubles when convenient.

On the other hand, there is more to the world than BideNato. This is not the only case, as an alternative of functioning outside the intervention of the institutions of Western financial capital; there are alternative mechanisms to support commercial exchanges that contemplate the Russia/India trade (ruble/rupiah), the Saudi petroyuan that involves China, the SWIFT mechanism between Iran and Russia, the China-Eurasia Economic Union (EAEU), project that has recently come into force; and certainly in connection with the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation which incorporates China, Russia, the countries of Central Asia and, more recently, India, Iran and Pakistan.

It is difficult for Europe to accept that its heyday was reached at the end of the 1914/18 war; that the EU project as a form of global affirmation remains subordinate to the USA; and that, on a community level, only Germany plays a relevant role in global trade, the almost unique  EU country  with a trade surplus. 

4 - Geopolitical changes of the last decades

The global financial system emerged gradually, from Bretton Woods (1944), in the form of institutions such as the World Bank and the IMF; and, it was anchored in the pound and the dollar, completely dominated by the USA and Great Britain, with hegemonic practices at global level. Decolonisation, with the greater autonomy of the new nation-states, although adulterated by local corrupt officials (Houphouet-Boigny, Mobutu, dos Santos, etc.), was gradually demonstrating its autonomy from the Western world and demonstrating the predominance of China in relations with the so-called "global South".

Western military defeats (NATO/EU) in Indochina and the Portuguese colonies; the emergence of China as a power challenging US supremacy; the reduction in the role of the dollar in international exchanges, are elements that have created a new environment for political and economic relations in the world and whose developments seem to elevate China and Asia while showing the decadence of BideNato.

Politically, the US shows its decadence in several points. One, was the clumsy way they managed the pandemic, as one can, summarily, see in the following chart... where the pictures of three scumbags are missing - Trump, Biden and Bolsonaro:

 

Top 3 covid-19 victims (infected)

Population (% of total)

Infected (% of total)

US

4,3

16,2

India

18,0

8,4

Brazil

2,8

5,9

 

Russia's return as a major military power (the current war in Ukraine demonstrates this) came late to avoid the bloody dismantling of Yugoslavia as well as Western invasions (USA and its pawns) in the Middle East or, in Libya, with the famous "Islamic State" as a pawn... financed by Saudi Arabia, the cheques signer to American arms suppliers, destined for the so-called "Islamic State".

The increased role of China and Russia with the creation of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (1996) halted US military interventions in Iran and Venezuela, as shown by the BideNato stupidity[4], where it seemed natural to deploy offensive weapons aimed at Russia from the Ukrainian-Russian border. Of course, the deaths, the exodus of the population and the destruction of infrastructures in Ukraine exacerbate the poverty of the country;  but they must have pleased the management indicators of the multinationals of war and death. Later, the investing vultures will come for the opportune exploitation of low salaries to meet high infrastructural needs for the people and predation for the rich.

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[1]  Let us recall Macron's heartburn when he saw the sale of a submarine to Australia cancelled for the benefit of the UK.

[2]  We have devoted some attention to militarism for some years now; something that does not occupy a neuron in the avatars of the political class. For example, here, during the presence of NATO and the warrior Obama in 2010, in the face of the disinterest and animosity shown by the Portuguese "left" against an anti-militarist group - PAGAN - of which we were one of the proud founders.

A UE recebeu o Nobel da Paz em 2012, mesmo depois das barbaridades cometidas nos Balcãs, no Médio Oriente e na Líbia.

[4]  It would be an unforgivable oversight not to mention the incapacity and subservience of a certain Stoltenberg, gauleiter of the precious NATO

terça-feira, 3 de maio de 2022

Um sobrevoo do BideNato

 Sumário

1 - O BideNato em construção

2 - A Europa do futuro

3 - A decadência europeia tem a cara de von der Leyen

       4 - As mudanças geopolíticas das últimas décadas

 

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1   - O BideNato em construção

BideNato é uma designação para a atual matriz euro/norte-americana dirigida a partir da ligação entre a Casa Branca e o Pentágono, com sede europeia em Bruxelas e que, recentemente elegeu a base americana de Ramstadt, na Alemanha, para o devido enquadramento de novos e velhos aderentes à criminosa instituição chamada NATO.

O BideNato é uma área rica mas desigual, com largas manchas de pobreza, envelhecida, ocupada por cerca de 11% da população mundial e que guarda como honrosas relíquias de desempenho, os seus papéis como escravocrata, de rapinante e, protagonista das mais destruidoras guerras que assolaram a Humanidade.

Biden quer aumentar para mais de 50% do total mundial, a sua tradicional e enorme parcela de armas para venda, ainda que os EUA tenham apenas 2.4% da população global. Complementarmente, 97.6% da população global vive sem tal aparato. Recorde-se que Trump (grande rival de Biden em “conhecimento”) já pugnava para que na turma europeia se dedicassem 2% do PIB à compra de armamento… tendencialmente produzido nos EUA, é óbvio[1].

Biden é o nome do atual e diminuto presidente dos EUA. E, NATO, é a designação de uma instituição que tem acoplados uns trinta estados-nação, promotora das guerras convenientes ao complexo dirigente – económico, político e militar - dos EUA; um país tem no seu cadastro a execução de centenas de milhares de pessoas desarmadas, com as suas bombas atómicas, em 1945 e que se não conteve, vinte anos depois, de “polvilhar” a Indochina com o “agente laranja” e venenos afins.

Como estrutura político-militar o BideNato tem generais e, pretende a integração de um estado-nação de formação recente (Ucrânia), onde é patente a pobreza e a crescente presença da barbaridade nazi; a destruição da Ucrânia terá custos imensos que aliciam os capitalistas ocidentais para o investimento, para a compra dos salvados da guerra… quando esta acabar. Qual será o futuro do comediante-oligarca Zelensky e dos seus batalhões de nazis? O que sobrar da atual Ucrânia, subtraída do Donbass e da faixa litoral do mar Negro, ficará próximo do território oriental do antigo ducado polaco-lituano de matriz essencialmente católica.

O que dizer do discurso agressivo e guerreiro de Biden, repleto de epítetos pouco diplomáticos para Putin e, com a afetação de $800 milhões para artilharia pesada destinados "directamente para as linhas da frente da liberdade" no Donbass? E, observar o papel dúplice de Boris Johnson na Índia, afirmando, entre outros desabafos, “Penso a coisa triste de que (a vitória russa) é uma possibilidade realista”? Certamente, a Ucrânia ficará destruída e a Europa, menorizada, ficará inserida num BideNato, onde a proeminência política caberá a um rancho multinacional de medíocres.

2 - A Europa do futuro

A Europa tende a fixar-se como uma península asiática que os EUA querem manter como sua, para evitar o isolamento face à enorme massa continental euro-asiática-africana, onde se situam grandes potências como China, Índia e Rússia. O BideNato é a decadente amálgama euro-americana que o mundo observa com contidos sorrisos de comiseração ou indiferença; o próprio SG da ONU, Guterres, só se levantou do sofá, dois meses depois do início da guerra na Ucrânia.

Em África, na América Latina ou na Ásia, tem dominado o distanciamento face ao conflito na Ucrânia; observa-se, na Europa e na sua suserania (EUA), um mundo de presunçosos e ricos que ainda não perderam os tiques colonialistas, imperiais, militaristas e de superioridade racista, há mais de cem anos tão bem representada pelo rei belga, Leopoldo.

Na encomenda da NATO ao marionette Zelinsky pretendia-se que a Rússia aceitasse a presença daquela instituição guerreira na sua fronteira com a Ucrânia; e, incluindo ainda a continuidade das barbaridades dos pelotões nazis sobre 40% da população da Ucrânia, que se exprime em russo. Uma pretensão perfeitamente irrealista face a uma das três maiores potências mundiais; e, para mais com um arsenal poderoso.

Mudam-se os tempos mudam-se as vontades. Os EUA cujas tropas desembarcaram na Europa para lutar contra os nazis durante a II Guerra, passados oitenta anos financiam e apoiam um regime totalitário, com tropas ostentando formas criativas de suásticas e que vitimam a população russófona da Ucrânia, tal como anteriormente haviam vitimado judeus e ciganos.

As cinco maiores empresas de armamento, segundo o SIPRI (Instituto Internacional de Estudos para a Paz de Estocolmo), em 2020 e, em mil milhões, são: Lockheed Martin - $58.2; Raytheon – $36.7; Boeing – $32.1; Northrup Grumman – $30.4; General Dynamics – $26.0, todas sediadas nos EUA. Acrescente-se que naquele ano, aos EUA pertenciam 54% das cem maiores empresas de armamento, com vendas num total de $285 mil milhões. Em 2020, os EUA representavam apenas 4.2% da população global e, o grande rival, a China, 18.1% daquele total, com uma faturação de $66.8 mil milhões de armamento, correspondente a 13% do valor global. Para qualquer antimilitarista estes indicadores revelam a paranoia e a demência inerentes a quem ama a guerra, o roubo e a violência; estas taras são inúteis para o bem-estar humano e para a saúde do planeta.

Recorde-se que Trump (grande rival de Biden em matéria de “conhecimento”) já pugnava para que na obediente turma europeia fossem dedicados 2% do PIB para a compra de armamento… tendencialmente produzido nos EUA, como atrás referimos. A produção de armamento dos EUA serve para garantir a rendabilidade da indústria militar, para a monitorização e municiamento de conflitos militares; e ainda, para a vigilância e eventual intervenção em países reticentes na aceitação dos ditames dos EUA, numa continuidade da velha política da canhoneira.

Neste contexto, os EUA mostram-se como um perigo enorme para a Humanidade, como recentemente observámos; para mais porque nessa situação, é muito improvável que o país seja vítima de um ataque militar. Finalmente, os EUA, com as suas mais de 500 instalações militares espalhadas pelo planeta funcionam como um gendarme do planeta e dos seus habitantes[2].

Regularmente, no último século, os EUA surgem envolvidos nos conflitos europeus, numa proporcionalidade que se coaduna com a gradual decadência da Europa; a guerra de 1914/18 e a de 1939/45, foram os trampolins para que o território europeu fosse povoado por bases e instalações militares, mesmo que tenham passado trinta anos após o desmantelamento do Belzebu soviético…

3 - A decadência europeia tem a cara de von der Leyen

Depois de de Gaulle, Adenauer, Willy Brandt, Delors, pouco há a registar na Europa quanto a figuras com algum gabarito político que, atualmente assomam a Macron ou Draghi; no extremo oposto, passou o tempo de imbecis declarados como Berlusconi, Hollande, Rajoy … sem esquecer o tosco Passos, uns anos atrás. Nos EUA as coisas não são muito diferentes; o criminoso guerreiro Obama situa-se, cronologicamente, entre incapazes e ignorantes como G. W. Bush, Trump ou Biden.

Von der Leyen[3]… é um espetáculo de incapacidade! Daí que Charles Michel e Erdogan a tenham marginalizado, meses atrás, quando a deixaram sem cadeira para se sentar… o que não se atreveriam a fazer com Merkel que, provavelmente, numa situação semelhante teria saído, porta fora. Ursula é um louro sorriso no seio de cinzentos e ultra-reacionários confrades, sendo de registar a concorrência desse verdadeiro símbolo da decadência britânica, um tal Boris Johnson.

Assinalemos algumas brilhantes intervenções da Von der Leyen:

 a)   Se não está previsto nos contratos [para compra de energia à Rússia] o pagamento em rublos, é uma violação das nossas sanções" – diz a Ursula von der Leyen

- Claro que não está previsto naqueles contratos, pois são anteriores à guerra e à torrente de sanções; vale-nos a memória da senhora…

- O pagamento em rublos passou a ser exigido depois das sanções – e como resposta a estas. Por definição, ambos os actos são unilaterais, ações de caráter político, ainda que susceptiveis de negociações.

b) "A decisão da Rússia de pedir pagamentos em rublos é unilateral e as empresas que têm contratos [com fornecedores russos] não devem ceder a estas exigências" – diz von der Leyen

- Exigir o pagamento em rublos, no contexto atual é unilateral, verifica-se num contexto de um aceso conflito, não se insere em contrato. E, no âmbito de um conflito militarizado, vigora a unilateralidade, tanto de quem exige o pagamento em rublos, como de quem emite sanções em catadupa para demonstrar que têm alguma eficácia. As notícias sobre o tema envolvem enorme carga política e, muitas ações, não são reveladas devidamente pelas partes envolvidas no conflito.

c) Von der Leyen já questionou a origem da fortuna do Zelensky?

- Segundo a rede Voltaire a fortuna do comediante é avaliada em $ 850 M, para além de dois apartamentos em Londres, registados em Belize, avaliados em $ 5.78 M. Ao que parece… os comediantes são muito bem pagos na pobre Ucrânia!

d) (o pagamento em rublos) “seria uma violação das sanções e um grande risco para as empresas" – diz von der Leyen

Entre contratos e sanções há um mundo de conceitos a considerar. Se as sanções são actos unilaterais, nada impede que os potenciais atingidos procurem encontrar formas de ripostar, de reduzir ou, anular os seus efeitos, de modo unilateral ou mudando os termos do contrato. Os EUA vinham forçando os europeus a pagar as suas compras de gás junto de contas da Gasprom na Europa, onde ficariam… congeladas. Para evitar isso, a Rússia passou a exigir que o preço do gás vendido seja efetuado em qualquer moeda mas, numa conta na Rússia (no Gazprombank) onde, seguidamente será convertido em rublos, quando conveniente.

Por outro lado, há mais mundo para além do BideNato. Este caso não é único, como alternativa de funcionamento fora da intervenção das instituições do capital financeiro ocidental; existem mecanismos alternativos de apoio às trocas comerciais que contemplam o comércio Rússia/Índia (rublo/rupia), o petroyuan saudita que envolve a China, o mecanismo SWIFT entre Irão e Rússia e ainda, o projeto da União Económica China-Eurásia (EAEU) que terá entrado em vigor recentemente; e, certamente, em ligação com a Organização de Cooperação de Xangai que incorpora a China, a Rússia, os países da Ásia Central e, mais recentemente, a Índia, o Irão e o Paquistão.

É difícil para a Europa aceitar que o seu apogeu foi atingido no final da guerra de 1914/18; que o projeto UE como forma de afirmação global se mantém subalterno face aos EUA; e que, num plano comunitário, somente a Alemanha tem um papel relevante no comércio global, o quase único país da UE com um excedente comercial.  

4 - As mudanças geopolíticas das últimas décadas

O sistema financeiro global surgiu gradualmente, a partir de Bretton Woods (1944), na forma de instituições como o Banco Mundial e o FMI; e, ancorou-se na libra e no dólar, completamente dominadas pelos EUA e a Grã-Bretanha, com práticas hegemónicas a nível global. A descolonização, com a maior autonomia dos novos estados-nação, ainda que adulterada pelos corruptos locais (Houphouet-Boigny, Mobutu, dos Santos…) foi-se mostrando, na sua autonomia face ao mundo ocidental e, evidenciando a preponderância da China nas relações com o que se chama “Sul global”.

As derrotas militares ocidentais (NATO/UE) na Indochina e nas colónias portuguesas; o surgimento da China como potência desafiadora da supremacia dos EUA; a redução do papel do dólar nas trocas internacionais, são elementos que criaram um novo ambiente para as relações políticas e económicas no mundo e, cujos desenvolvimentos parecem elevar a China e a Ásia ao mesmo tempo que mostram a decadência do BideNato.

Politicamente, os EUA mostram a sua decadência em vários pontos. Um, foi a forma desastrada como geriram a pandemia, como se pode, sumariamente, ver no quadro seguinte… onde faltam as fotos de três trastes - Trump, Biden e Bolsonaro:

 

As 3 principais vítimas do covid-19 (infetados)

População   (% do total)

Infetados     ( % do total)

EUA

4,3

16,2

India

18,0

8,4

Brasil

2,8

5,9

O retorno da Rússia como grande potência militar (a atual guerra na Ucrânia demonstra-o) surgiu atrasado para evitar o sangrento desmantelamento da Jugoslávia bem como as invasões ocidentais (EUA e seus peões) no Médio Oriente ou, na Líbia, tendo como peão o célebre “Estado Islâmico”… financiado pela Arábia Saudita e que passava os cheques às fornecedoras americanas de armamento destinadas ao dito “Estado Islâmico”.

O acrescido papel da China e da Rússia com a criação da OCX - Organização de Cooperação de Xangai (1996) - travou as intervenções militares dos EUA no Irão ou na Venezuela, como mostra a estupidez[4] vigente no BideNato onde se achou natural a colocação de armamento ofensivo apontado à Rússia, a partir da fronteira ucraniano-russa. Claro que as mortes, as fugas de população, a destruição das infraestruturas da Ucrânia agudizam a pobreza do país; mas, devem ter alegrado os indicadores de gestão das multinacionais da guerra e da morte. Posteriormente, virão os abutres investidores para o oportuno aproveitamento de baixos salários para fazer frente a elevadas necessidades infraestruturais para os povos e de predação para os ricos.

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[1] Recordemos a azia de Macron quando viu ter-lhe sido cancelada a venda de um submarino à Austrália, em benefício do Reino Unido.

[3] Perante os desejos de guerra evidenciados por alguns dos mandarins de UE temos de destacar a von der Leyen cuja incapacidade política se coaduna com a falta de memória. A UE recebeu o Nobel da Paz em 2012, mesmo depois das barbaridades cometidas nos Balcãs, no Médio Oriente e na Líbia.

[4] Seria um lapso imperdoável não referir a incapacidade e a subserviência de um tal Stoltenberg, gauleiter da preciosa NATO

quarta-feira, 6 de abril de 2022

NATO in the wake of Hitler – Drang nach Osten

NATO in the wake of Hitler – Drang nach Osten

The current fascism of powers springs, in careless and deceptive forms, from an “information” that spreads, with superficialities or lies and, accepted by acephalic people; with precarious lives, inattentive manipulated by the vast majority of the media that, in their vast majority, most are infected dumps. No one should be surprised if the military escalation leads to a devastating war in Europe, taken as the Pentagon's training arena.

Our families, our homes, our livelihoods are at risk; and, cemeteries could become… very profitable investments.

Summary

1 - Background. From NATO fattening to covid-19

2 - About Ukraine and the arms business

3 – Militarism is a danger to Humanity

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1 - Background. From NATO fattening to Covid-19

A century ago, imperial England still dominated the seas with the swagger of a great power; and, like the racist owner of a colonial empire where the sun was always as present as the scourge on the backs of the colonized; benefiting from the defeat of Germany in the War of 1914/18 and from the weaknesses of Russia, after that war ravaged by famine and civil war.

Later, the same England withstood Hitler's impetus after the Nazi occupation of France and the fascism of almost all of Europe, which only Ireland, Sweden and, Switzerland escaped as neutrals; this as an essential financial platform and secret meetings between the big capitalists. Also left out were the clerical-fascist regimes of the Iberian Peninsula, where Portugal maintained its dependence on England but selling wolfram to both sides of the war; and a fascist Spain that, exhausted, after the civil war, cautiously placed itself outside the European war even though he had devised plans with Germany to occupy Portugal, in order to eliminate the possibility of an English landing there.

Of course, England would have foundered had it not been for constant US support. And these, took advantage of the war in Europe and the East to get out of the recession of the 30s, without any pinch caused by the enemies, in their own territory (apart from Pearl Harbour One could only complain about its neoliberal quirk. On the other hand, Hitler forced the invasion of the USSR to reach the oil reserves of the Caucasus and the black lands of Ukraine, to have fuel and cereals, opening another war front; what was fatal to him.

The segmentation of Europe between East and West after World War II facilitated the continuity of the presence of US troops and military bases in Western Europe, having as an argument the defence against a possible onslaught of the USSR that, in the meantime, had occupied Eastern Europe. From an ideological point of view, the two models they were under confrontation; one, multi-party, which comprised the domain of private capital, enriched by a strong public sector; and the other, with a predominance of public companies and a single party (even if formally a coalition, as in East Germany). The predominance of capital accumulation in both models is evident, with the subordination of effectively democratic decision-making formulas; in one, a political class emerged as the representative of private capitalists and, in the other, the political class accumulated political functions with economic management.

Concerning the war in Ukraine and, the media barrage on the subject, COVID-19 seemed to be away. However, as the war is going to last, in the Portuguese parish, the hysteria around the COVID-19 began to subside in the face of a return to the times of anticommunist hysteria; even if the so-called communism hovers in a unknown place, little beyond the history books. In this hysteria, the absent Biden, the imbecile Boris and the whole crew of managers from European countries shine.

In the Portuguese parish, once again, the fabulous minister Augustus SS shines, always attentive to translate the wise words of Stoltenberg; who, in turn, will report to a man of enormous political acuity… a Biden. In short, a luxury hierarchy.

To increase the diversity, some more presidential vacuities reached your ears, such as the placement, in Lisbon, of a plaque measuring some 20 cm, on a garden bench, inserted in the visit of the Slovenian president; an event that reveals the emptiness that reigns in Europe and not only in the Portuguese parish.

2 - About Ukraine and the arms business

The idiocy that characterizes the Portuguese political class, as well as the media, totally distorts the question of Ukraine. But it was far from the height of imbecility reached when the famous CNN announces a Chinese aircraft carrier flying over Taiwan.

The war in Ukraine will last and, in the Portuguese parish, it seems to have returned to the times of the colonial war, with the majority of scribes and television commentators finding in the Russians the incarnation of Evil; just as, in the old days, at Fatima people prayed for the conversion of Russia. Fifty years ago, the Russians, they were also singled out for their wickedness in supporting the “terrorists”—taken over by Lucifer's agents—committed to fighting civilization, progress, the love of the Portuguese homeland on the part of Africans; these, obviously, moved and proud before the flying of the ugly Portuguese flag[1].

At that time, the defense of the homeland and of Western and Christian civilization, they were carried out on TV by individuals as repellent as Dutra Faria, Barradas de Oliveira and João Coito, hardened fascists; today, many feathers replicate a similar attitude. A lack of exemption, in exchange for a plate of lentils.

Generally in Europe, and particularly in Portugal, - by osmosis – and following the interests of the press, dominated by political-financial groups, everyone becomes nowadays, russophobic; as, in the time of fascism, referring the communists - real or, supposed to be.

Ukraine's integration into the EU called for when the question that arises is that of the country's integration into NATO, in the US orbit. The US wants to sell weapons in Europe and create a military device along the Ukrainian border with Russia to secure the deal. Recall, that in 1962, the Soviets placed missiles in Cuba and global war could have occurred if Khrushchev had not retreat; everything indications are that this time, the retreat would fall to the USA and its NATO, even with a devastated Ukraine.

Strategically, the EU's dependence on Russia is very high and goes beyond the supply of fossil energy, nickel and cereals, etc. Taking Germany as an example of what is happening in Europe, US imports in 2021 were irrelevant (85 M euros), when compared to those of the main European supplier, China (167 M euros), in a general total of 1172 M euros. To sell, the US only has guns and “Hollywood”.

In the case of China, this country's exports to the US in 2020 are 3.3 times higher than imports; and, in the case of US exports to China, in the same year, they did not absorb more than 6.6% of Chinese imports; which in purely economic terms means the unsustainable situation of a trade deficit of 317 M euros. On the other hand, in 2021, China – the main US supplier – represented 18.4% of the total, while China itself only absorbed 8.6% of US exports, ranking third, after Canada and Mexico.

These imbalances will increase with the development of the Silk Roads - which must pass through Russia - since the China/Europe maritime connection is much more time-consuming and expensive. And there are developments in the Far East/Europe link across the Arctic.

Europe has become a semi-colony of the USA, with the latter deciding which weapons to buy from Lockheed-Martin, Raytheon, Boeing, Northrup and General Dynamics; and who decide - in the name of the sacred interests of NATO - the share of European GDP destined for the purchase of American weapons (2%). Faced with the Russian "danger", the US wants to increase that amount, accentuating Europe's political subordination and the obvious cronyism with many of its rough bosses.

The interest of the US with the integration of Ukraine, as is well known, is to place military bases along the Russian-Ukrainian border so that… the Russians can walk along the border and take portraits of the military made in the USA; it is to create a new curtain (not of iron, as before) and to accentuate the role of Europe as a branch of the decadent USA, extending this subaltern to the next generations.

This decadence can be seen in the way US governments have handled the pandemic; and as a company, Pfizer knew how to take advantage of the COVID-19 to gain weight, under an administration headed by an ignorant crook like Trump; the one who knew how to create conditions to claim an “America first” through a number of COVID-19 cases (81 million), higher than the sum of India + Brazil (73 million) even though these two countries have five times the population of the USA.

Another example to mention is the ridiculous military alliance AUKUS (USA/GB/Australia) to face China! And it seems that no other country in the East wanted to get involved in the adventures of the realm of chewing gum... It is a squalid image of the old SEATO[2], an alliance dissolved in 1977 and which then included the aforementioned countries and five more, with the same obsession as today - isolating China.

Today, the US wants to expand to Ukraine a few military bases to replicate what they did in an artificial Kosovo, after the breakup of Yugoslavia; and, as happened in South Korea and Japan where the US has maintained military installations since the 1945/55 period, to police… China, of course.

As proven anti – militarists — something almost non-existent in the political class — we do not accept that the US sprinkles the planet with hundreds of military installations scattered around; and that they were getting ready to put another one in Ukraine, directed by comedian Zelensky and the recycled Nazis from Maidan Square in Kiev, in 2014; forcing the Russians to react, faced with the provocation of the USA and the platoon of imbeciles and incapable that manage more than 500 M of Europeans.

The decadent US involved Europe in conflicts that only served the interests of the US military-industrial complex, benefiting from the dismemberment of the USSR in 1989. The dominance of the power of the military industry over mediocre presidents such as George W Bush, Trump or the diaphanous Biden, must not make us forget Clinton's wars in the Balkans and Obama's wars in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Afghanistan; this last country, meanwhile abandoned by Biden in hastily manner, revealing his defeat and showing the evident racism that victimized the Afghan people for twenty years. In the US, the dominant wasp's show racism towards blacks, Latinos, Muslims, and others.

Another US crusade focused on not using North Stream 2 to sabotage the Russian-German partnership on cheap gas supplies. And, Brussels bureaucrats, like the nationals – like gentle dogs – prefer to pay more for gas and increase the cost of living for Europeans – originating in the USA (shale gas), Qatar or Algeria, to the detriment of income of the European peoples; disobey the suzerainty of Washington. In reality, they will pay a rent to the decrepit US economy, while the European peoples do not remember to send overboard the dull bureaucrats of Brussels: and, on the other side of the revolving door, the most repellent elements of the national political classes.

At the end of World War II, the US created two macro-objectives. One was to take the dollar as the international currency of reference, scattering dollars around, in an amount that could never be exchanged for gold or any other currency; which means that the dollar has no value, now or in the future, any longer with the Russian and Chinese contrivances to put themselves out of the use of the dollar. The other macro-objective was to keep the Europe coutada[3] in good order, with buyers of North American weapons, exacerbating the Russian/Soviet threat, in addition to populating Europe with perfectly useless military installations.

With the end of the Warsaw Pact and Comecon, German capital moved eastward, buying equipment and recruiting skilled and cheap labour. It would be logical for the Europeans to politely send American soldiers back home in Europe and leave the military bases vacant or dismantled, as in fact happened with Lajes[4]; and as happened with the Russian troops present in the countries of the East, after the fall of the “Wall”. On the contrary, NATO did not give up and spread to almost all of Eastern Europe and the Balkans, except Belarus, the Caucasus republics, Moldova and Ukraine, in an evident military pressure on Russia.

Symbolically, everything deteriorated when Yeltsin was drunk, so he would accept that the Warsaw Pact countries join NATO; the corrupt oligarchs of “real socialism” began to show themselves to be dedicated neoliberal managers.

On the other hand, in the collapse of the USSR, it was used by the USA, through the war and, the delight of its military-industrial complex, to proceed with economic, political and military disruption in the Balkans[5], the Middle East and Lybia; recently, the same pressure happens during the failed attempt to integrate Venezuela (and its oil) into the US orbit[6].

Now, NATO wants to take the opportunity to increase the domain and sale of weapons made in the USA. The US with some 4.7% of the world population spends 50% of the total military expenditures; and they have hundreds of military installations around the world; without forgetting that NATO countries such as France and the GB have atomic weapons, in addition to the Zionist entity that owns about fifty.

3 - Militarism is a danger to Humanity

We have published a condensed inventory of US military installations around the world; military installations, means a space equipped to participate, directly or indirectly, in the operations of that country, all over the world. More detailed approaches can be made by resorting to a North American source, well informed on the matter. So, let's start by mentioning, for each non-autonomous country or territory, the number of military installations under the US flag. Also, information about where the Pentagon maintains its labs that… certainly aren't dedicated to producing cough syrups.

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[1] From a chromatic point of view, green and red do not constitute an elegant combination, with very few flags that do not alternate between those colors, a white, yellow, black stripe…

[2] France, New Zeland, Pakistan, The Phillipines, Thailand and, as observers, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodja

[3] Large propriety of kings, lords and rich people used to hunt.

[4] The Lajes facilities, located in the middle of the Atlantic, are still occupied by the US, but without the military apparatus of the Cold War era. It is known – from the passage of Chinese presidents through the Azores – that China would love to have a military base in the centre of the Atlantic; something the US would never accept. Although, on the contrary, the US has several and well-equipped military installations around China (including atomic weapons).

[5] The dismantling of Yugoslavia, with the independence of the various Balkan “tribes”, gave rise to tiny political entities, identity and, a Kosovo where the Goldsteen base (called the small Guantanamo) was installed for the surveillance of the Balkans. Not only did the US military force participate in this dismantling (with two and a half months of bombing Belgrade) but also the expansionist role of German capital and the proselytizing of the fascist pope Wojtyla, who wanted Slovenian and Croatian Catholics to come and kiss his ring; as happened with a certain head of state who put his religiosity above his public duties, in an act of vassalage to the head of state in the Vatican. (At the photo, the Portuguese president of the Republic and, the Pope).

[6] The alarm of the “international community” (generally understood by USA+EU+Australia and little else) was then not observed; as the same “international community” was also not bothered by the invasions and destabilizations carried out in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya or Yemen (in these cases with all the racist contempt towards Arabs and Islamists. can be compared with the hysteria and demonization about the war in Ukraine, carried out by the media, always attentive to the search for sensationalism and what comes from the owner's voice.