Yesterday was May 9th 2015 – the day marked the 70th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II. Technically most European countries celebrate on May 8th in their own countries. May 9th is the date when Russia celebrates (due to the time difference when the defeat was signed) and normally the whole world shares the celebration along with Russia at least out of respect.
Does NATO really exist? Seriously.
As the world gets closer to a new major war this question is worth asking.
Now, it may sound like a strange question… What do you mean with “does NATO exists?”, everyone knows it exists? It’s an official organisation. It does exist, right?
Well, yes, on paper. It exists as a structure, rather complicated structure but still, it’s there.
The confrontation between the West and Russia is a popular issue and we often hear people trying to analyze the situation that fail due to understanding two very important points:
There are no national elites on the West – they are a transnational.
The importance of conceptual power.
I’ve learned over the last years to look how people intepret and what are their reactions to horrible events that have happened. And the way most people react is usually silly, primitive or ignorant. Of course those reactions and interpretations of events are usually forced upon via the mass media. It happens all the time, it’s kind of predictable.
This is important because the fact that someone sophisticated enough can predict and control the mass behavior of the crowd in case of specific event that takes place is a stimulus for inducing more events.
The shootings in Paris, France are an act of terror that naturally created all sorts of reactions.
It’s 2015. The world has not ended yet.
2014 was rich in significant events and important changes. In this article we will make a brief recap of what happened in the world during the last 365 days.
In one sentence it was another year of controlled global chaos – many things happened, people get confused, plans change but overall it seems that what happened was well orchestrated or at least expected to a big degree.
However 2014 had some events that will probably be historical marks in the future. So lets recap them.
Be careful of what you are wishing for because it might come true. Europeans will learn it the hard way.
The top economic and geopolitical story of the last week is the cancellation of the South Stream gas pipeline project that had to directly connect Southeastern and Central Europe with Russia through the Black sea.
Apparently the project was closed by the Russian side after years of negotiations and preparation because they couldn’t come to an agreement with all of the participants from the European side. Instead Russia will build a gas pipeline to Turkey, signed and announced.
People who like to talk about politics usually use clichés such as democracy, freedom of speech and freedom of choice. These hackneyed formulas for explaining the way how the world works are the main obstacles to understanding the political and economic processes both from the present and from the past.
In fact, we are witnessing a new type of a world war – some estimate that it is the third world war, other think that it is the fourth (meaning that the Cold war was the third). It much more than a traditional war with infantry, tanks, aircraft and battleships. It is a battle for your mind – a battle between neo-liberal bestiality and the search for new paradigms of human development. To help you understand what it is all about, we draw your attention to the priorities of conceptual power that are described in Igor Solonko’s monograph Phenomenon of Conceptual Power.
North Korea is one of the countries that are demonized in order to whitewash the role of the USA of the world’s gendarme. Far from the idea that DPRK is a perfect country to live in, we should draw our attention to some important facts from the present and from history in order to get a clear picture of the situation. As usually, things are different from the picture presented by the mass disinformation agencies.
The economic sanctions against Russia are a popular issue. Officially, they are meant to punish Russia for the situation in Ukraine. This is pretty hypocritical as long as US private military companies are present in Ukraine (not Russian) and the Nazi junta is killing a lot of civilians in Ukraine’s south-east regions with the blessing of the West. The sanctions have a different goal which can be explained through the geopolitical interests of the elites with Euro-Atlantic orientation.
The world leaders are debating these days about whether they have to join forces against this “new” enormous terrorist threat called ISIS that apparently “has appeared from nowhere”. The United States have already started to bomb some ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria but now the conversations are about bigger coalition against this new big enemy.
The uninformed public is watching the news, sees how radical islamists execute people and the officials, well, they take advantage of all this.