Other than saying that there will be no economic recovery in 2013, I will refrain (at least in this post) from getting any more specific. The best we can hope for is the continuing muddle and sub-par performance of the last several years. There is no recovery. There will be no recovery. There will be a collapse first. That could occur in 2013, but it is foolish to attempt to predict the timing of such an event. It will occur eventually, however, as it is unavoidable.
Anthony Wile of the Daily Bell produced his list of the top ten memes for 2013. For those who are unfamiliar with Mr. Wile, he believes elite forces are attempting to impose a New World Order. I don’t disagree with his premise. All politicians want to increase their power and influence. So do their business cronies who benefit from a too-cozy relationship with authority.
The notion of an elite moving things toward something that improves their position(s) should not be surprising. History suggests its validity. In the US, States rights have been rendered virtually impotent to ever increasing power of the Federal government. A good case can be made for the formation of the EU for such reasons. The useless UN is forever pushed and supported, presumably in the hopes that it could become a world government, certainly not based on any achievement(s).
Forces for a new World Order obviously exist and push for their version of Utopia. Mr. Wile does not necessarily believe these forces will succeed, but he views much of what occurs through the prism of this elite group attempting to steer the world in particular ways. Much of his analysis is cast in such a framework and so too are these predictions:
China’s economy will get still bigger and perhaps implode despite efforts to save it: We’ve dealt with China, above, but this is one of the biggest of all elite themes, that China is rising as the West is failing. The West needs enemies, just as China does. An expanding China suits both entities. Question: Can the white-hot Chinese economy be sustained for another year?
China will make threatening moves against the West and vice versa: The outlines of the next Cold War can be seen in the coverage of the Chinese economy and the insistence of the top ChiComs themselves on fighting over relatively small bits of island real estate in the Pacific. Question: Can enough serious provocations be unearthed to make China appear as a looming USSR threatening the West?
In Russia, Putin will continue to be vaguely adversarial to Western interests and military affairs. Like China, Russia is being “prepped” as an enemy of the West and leader Vladimir Putin is positioning himself as a “great leader” Russian-style representing Russia’s interests against a corrupt West. Question: Given that Putin is really part of a Russian “Intel” Mafioso, how long can he keep up the charade?
The BRICS, including India and Brazil, will continue to limp along but will be portrayed as shining examples of capitalism. India and Brazil are being portrayed as engines of commerce but both are fairly dysfunctional corporate and political entities. Question: Can they sustain economic performance or will they lapse into the price inflation that is already threatening both economies?
The US economy will be portrayed as being healthier. Healthier than what? The US economy is a mess despite predictions of recovery. Debt and government spending are out of control and even if the economy does snap back a bit, the Fed will then be forced to raise interest rates because of the money that now sits on the sidelines. Question: How can a recovery be sustained when 1970s-style interest rates are in the offing?
US military dominance will be extended to South America once again under the guise of a renewed “war on drugs.” The Pentagon and CIA are at it again, spreading personnel throughout South America to combat a non-existent war on drugs. Question: Will the average Latin American citizen go along with a renewed US takeover in light of what we call the Internet Reformation?
US Intel and associated IRS interests will increasingly attempt to enforce US rules and taxes worldwide.The power elite is using US tax policy to expand dominance over the world’s banking system. This is taking place despite considerable pushback. Question: Will this effort continue and be imposed successfully or will it founder, as others have before?
Scarcity memes – especially regarding food and water – will be promoted. It is becoming increasingly obvious that the power elite intends to create various droughts and starvation throughout the world as a way of introducing chaos that can then be resolved via further authoritarian actions. Monsanto is at the “tip of the spear” in this regard. Question: Will the world’s long-suffering populations in developing countries put up with it or will they begin to expose it?
Western wars will continue to be promoted under the guise of a “war on terror.” Attacks on the Internet will continue. As we’ve covered regularly, the Middle East is being converted into an Islamic Crescent by covert Western wars that are creating Islamic governments. Thus, the “war on terror” is expanded – and terrorism will continue to be used as a meme to further attack the Internet and the alternative media that has evolved as a result. Question: Can the powers-that-be continue to support and expand the phony war on terror while reducing Internet freedoms – or will there be (eventually) significant “blowback”?
National Socialist policies and further authoritarianism will continue to be promoted throughout the West and especially within the EU. When one examines the globalist policies now being put into place, one is struck by various National Socialist elements. Nazi public banking (see Ellen Brown) and generally the creation of the Imperial State organizing and controlling corporate marketplaces are the order of the day. Question: Given the exposure of this emergent police state , especially in the US and the EU, will it be possible to expand this political structure without considerable resistance?