Friday, April 20, 2018

The Death of Liberal Biopolitics and the Rise of the Masters of the Universe


I've been making an academic argument that liberal rights (conceived in the classical sense of self-ownership) and social-welfare policies are giving way to a new social paradigm that is more properly understood in relation to totalitarianism at home and state mercantilism abroad. For example, see http://majiasblog.blogspot.com/2018/04/creeping-totalitarianism-predicted-in.html

Trump's latest policy inversion lends additional support to my thesis that liberalism, including liberal wars fought in the name of human rights, is ceding to this new form of governance.

State mercantilism clearly trumps human rights in this latest Trump policy innovation:
Mike Stone (2018, April 19) Trump Launches effort to boost us weapons sales abroad. Reuters.https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-arms/trump-launches-effort-to-boost-u-s-weapons-sales-abroad-idUSKBN1HQ2E6
Human rights will now carry equal weight alongside other considerations in planned arms sales including the needs of allied nations and the economic loss if the U.S. contractor does not win the sale when decisions are made on whether to approve an arms deal.... 

The article states that the  new policy abbreviates the risk assessment used to evaluate the likelihood that a particular arms sale would result in human rights abuses:
“the policy did away with the more comprehensive assessment of risks when contemplating a weapons deal. A transaction can still occur to a human rights abuser so long as the U.S. has no specific knowledge that system will be used to commit atrocity crimes,”

Human rights is no longer a principle value. It is one of a set of values that include economic benefits and other considerations, which were not identified in their particularities.

It is clear that Trump is concerned with economic benefits, although his concern is exclusively limited to the economic benefits of the most powerful corporations, especially in the arms and financial industries.

Let guns and electronic capital circulate wherever they may expropriate value!

Buried on page B8 in The Wall Street Journal's print edition yesterday (4/18/2018), was the following article describing the Federal Reserve's new anti-regulatory policies headed by its "new regulatory czar" Fed Vice Chairman for Supervision Randal Quarles, appointed by President Trump.

Quarles "promised to consider changes to big-bank capital rules, annual 'stress tests,' the Volcker rule ban on speculative trading and rules on lending to the poor in a three-hour hearing before the Financial Services Committee."

Quarles comes out of the world of private equity and previously worked at the Cynosure and Carlyle Groups, according to Wikipedia

Those people want regulations only when it contributes to their capital accumulation. Regulations that require capital requirements aren't acceptable to these people. After all, as I noted last week hedge funds aren't held to the same regulatory standards as everyone else.

Hedge funds and their types are owned and operated by the Masters of the Universe. See discussion here: http://majiasblog.blogspot.com/2018/04/the-instruments-of-financial-sovereignty.html

Their tolerance for beneficence for the little people is over.


8 comments:

  1. I have no idea why President Trump used $180 million dollars worth of missiles last week to blow up a few buildings in response to an event so obviously a hoax that it took me only a few hours to find it out. He did this a year ago so this may be a new spring tradition for April fools. Human rights. Now in Europe they want to eliminate children with Down's Syndrome. The New Enhanced and Cleaned Up Nazism has arrived there. It was after all not just Germany that carried this demonic desire for euthanasia. Not reason and dialogue but repressed desire screamed out at rallies and marches. With African Immigrants as the Storm Troops raping the beautiful white European women with practically the encouragement of the Elite. And grenades left along paths for the white unwary. But we have plenty of madness here as well. I think it is human rights be damned. They have blocked the way of progress all too often. And with the sweep of the guiding hand they will be knocked off the table. Later on we can in our leisure time give them a little attention. But now for the serious matters like money and power. Time to retreat to resignation. "Don't you forget what's divine in the Russian soul and that's resignation." Joseph Conrad

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  2. I find this comment to be highly problematic William:
    "With African Immigrants as the Storm Troops raping the beautiful white European women with practically the encouragement of the Elite."

    It is my opinion that the refugee crisis was primarily a result of the legacy of European and American colonialism and mercantilism.

    I do not deny that immigrants have raped Europeans but I also see immigrant crime as a direct "blow-back" from the trauma that the colonial powers played very critical roles in producing in most immigrants' home countries. This is not to condone crime or to excuse it. Rather, my aim is to properly contextualize it.

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    1. Of course. I would not dispute your observation in the least. But two evils do not make a social good. Allowing the girls of Rotherham to be groomed just makes matters worse. The African project to take water from the Congo watershed and move it to Lake Chad makes more sense. Build up Africa is the smart move. To destroy Europe will just be a great loss. Macron envisions 200 million immigrants to Europe. And Europe has a terrible reputation for wars. Shiite Germany versus Sunni France? We could in the years to come see another hundred years war involving Shiite and Sunni combatants. England has given up on free speech as well. In the East we would say Karma. In the West,as ye sow so shall ye reap; and whoever sows the wind shall reap the whirlwind. In America we are now reaping the whirlwind which is likely to get more intense with time. To add to what you have said the attack on Libya opened the door from sub Saharan Africa. And Hillary's barbaric if not psychopathic response to the death of Qaddafi
      was really shocking. No human values there and yet many Americans voted for her. That should have us all worried. The Muslims will for the most part not integrate and give up their religious ideology; and their religious ideology is destructive.

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  3. "Human rights is no longer a principle value." Being focused on Islam for quite a while now has not done our values any good. Islam like a chunk of amber has preserved the human values of the non-Christian Middle East in the 7th century. Excepting the Jews and the Zoroastrians. In their wars of conquest it has been estimated that they killed close to 300 million persons. I realize the Christian West does not have a great record either but at least the US Constitution for example has with its amendments pushed things in the right direction. But now for some time the US has been sliding backwards. And Canada and Western Europe. Hasn't rape become more of a misdemeanor? 'It's their culture.' Etc. The academic culture here has turned into a screaming madness whenever anyone violates PC. Does anyone read the Classics anymore? Facts, dialogue,argumentation and logic have been pushed aside in favor of anger and rage. The decay of marriage and therefore family has added to chaos. What kind of education is occurring in public schools. Etc. The Power Elite at least realize the value of Christianity and therefore would like to see it vanish. And with it will go the West's main source of values. Life will continue to become ruder and more barbaric.

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  4. Yes, it pays to have a good memory and know history. To study philosophy and know logic. Reason though not the highest human ability is the one available to most people in the USA. And in general it is a great help when the tides of emotion are flowing strong. Thus we commend a good education if you can find one. Studying languages and mathematics strengthens the mind. While protesting has its value to live constantly in a state of emotional distress is a very bad idea. I like Jordan Peterson's 12 Rules For Life. People used to get these rules just growing up in our society. Apparently not now. And it seems to me that many college professors are a little bit unhinged--as are the administrators. What kind of a nation will we have? Since WWII it is estimated that our military has killed between 20 and 30 million civilians. Now there is some karma, and we have been absorbing that and living in that and here we are.

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  5. HOW WIKIPEDIA LIES
    https://stuartjeannebramhall.com/2018/04/21/how-wikipedia-lies/

    Did you know that Vice President Dick Cheney admitted that on 11 September 2001 he, as President George W. Bush’s brief stand-in during the 9/11 attacks that hit the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, issued an order (and it was carried out) to shoot down United Airlines Flight 93 while it was in the air near Pittsburgh? If what he said at the time was true, then the standard ‘historical’ account of the plane’s having been brought down as a result of action by the passengers, would be concocted, not history at all.

    Here is the video-clip of V.P. Cheney on 9/11, making this claim and explaining why he gave that order:



    The Wikipedia article on Flight 93 provides the standard account, and fails even so much as just to mention the Vice President’a assertion and explanation that he provided on national TV at the time of the 9/11 events.

    So: I edited the Wikipedia article by adding a sentence at the end of its opening paragraph, and by following that sentence with a brief second paragraph, and here is that entire two-sentence addition:

    Vice President Dick Cheney alleged that he gave the order to shoot down Flight 93, and explained why when asked about it by Chris Wallace of Fox News as shown in this film-clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vV3fjfeb9Q&list=PLOg2tzhKRd4j-yNHID9_Ru3MWe-VwwCxl&index=4

    Consequently, the account given below of what brought the plane down — an account inconsistent with what Cheney said — could be entirely false.

    On the web browser that I was using, the addition showed as having been successfully made in the Wikipedia article. However, to be sure, I opened the URL in a different browser, and this time my addition was absent. I then went back to the “Edit” page” and this time to the “View history” page, and clicked there on “(talk)” and found this message, which I saw virtually immediately after I had thought that I had inserted the new information:

    Hello, I’m Shellwood. I wanted to let you know that I reverted one of your recent contributions —specifically this edit to United Airlines Flight 93— because it did not appear constructive.

    No other explanation for blocking my addition was provided. “Shellwood” was there saying that mentioning, and linking to the video of Cheney saying, that allegation, which Cheney made on 9/11 about how Flight 93 came down, is not “constructive” to Wikipedia-readers who want information about Flight 93.

    Previously, even the BBC published the fact that Wikipedia is edited by the CIA.

    […]

    As of today, April 20th, the Wikipedia article on Flight 93 does make one, and only one, mention of Cheney:

    Vice President Dick Cheney, in the Presidential Emergency Operations Center deep under the White House, upon learning of the premature crash, is reported to have said, “I think an act of heroism just took place on that plane.”[2]

    The link there, [2], goes to a CNN article, likewise published on 11 September 2001, which likewise presents Cheney as saying that he ordered the shoot-down of Flight 93:

    After the planes struck the twin towers, a third took a chunk out of the Pentagon. Cheney then heard a report that a plane over Pennsylvania was heading for Washington. A military assistant asked Cheney twice for authority to shoot it down.

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  6. Of course this is all hyperiintellectualized bullshit.  Many people like me  have done every job there is, in shithole murica. Worked in nuclear plants. Breathed industrial chemical shit or rad shit dust in muricas backbone ,industrial fukholes. We have cleaned at a mcdonalds. Bagged groceries. Dug ditches. Shoveled horse shit, If people came even close to getting payed, by how hard, they had to work and how dangerous a lot of peoples work is maybe things would be different.  If people were given decent places to live , decent healthcare in this shitass place, maybe things, would be a lot different . Maybe things might be different for many,in this assinine blowhard, parallel fukwad and degenerating shithole society. But they are not.


    If every month a person like a sociology college professor, a quack blowhard doctor who constantly misdiagnoses overprecribes garbage shit , and spends most of its time bitching about crappy private and medicare reimbursements had to really work. If a shitass lawyer had to work a day at a burger king or, in a smelly dangerous chemical  industrial plant, or as a  low end medical aid or bedpan nurse , at amazon or walmart, or as a cop things would be different. If they  had to pay 2/3 of their income in a ghetto tenament for rent, w no access to medical care, barely paying bills, watching this shit society fall apart around them.......

    If crooked politicians and their sire .......

    Maybe people who work hard,  would get paid ok . Maybe more would have a decent place to live, healthcare, food that is not riddled with shit poison chemicals, maybe things would be different. Maybe the people who have comforts would stop bitching about the people  they percieve less than human and become semi human themselves.

    If more people here saw the real murica, maybe there would be some changes. 

    If people from africa saw the way things really are  here for most people:The garbage, the violence, the smugness,  with shit lying med care, overindulgence in the junky phoney-wasteful, fake society . Piles of chemical and redioactive garbage. The chronic illness from the pollution and shit fake abundance, the overconsumption. 

    It they saw what most likely awaits most of them if  they come here: The hate, the itinerant shelter, maybe they would rally to save their own countries that still have some clean water , air, and soil. If shitwad mureicans saw reality, maybe they would do something with the evil demon 
    Killers leaders liars and scumbags that are destroying africa and the rest of the world and this country. 

    And yet  all the dumn monkeys here,  ignore the ecocidal destruction of life support that makes them fat, stupid, , makes their children be birth defects, makes everyone hate everyone else,   in this chemical radioactive sewer. Maybe there would be incentive for the africans to do something about their countries.

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  7. If you  saw the shitty delapidated boarding houses, with 100 rooms in major cities, have shit on the walls in the main halls, shared toilets an 8 by 10 room for 800 hundred a month with 3 african refugees in each 8 by 10 room ,that go to macdonalds down the street for free wifi to talk to their white prostitute girlfriends in jail.







    All the chaos, wastes, violence, nonsensical bullcrap, walking over homeless people in shithole cities. If you stopped and really saw and talked to young people who cannot afford to move out of their parents houses or young people and working poor families, that work three shit jobs to pay 1000 a month for a shithole. There are the more privilidged working at a chemical plant, breathing crap that will kill u in 15 years. Working in shit chemical plants  makes half the kids they sire retarded with birth defects, so they can drive that nice big truck.  So they can contribute further  to the huge islands of garbage in the  ocean, the size of texas. Have more water full of radium from fracking and cars and coal plants, yet the illusion must go on.There are a lot fewer birds in many cities in murica,  not many because of pesticides, fuku, car exhaust, nucular power trash 75 percent if insects in n hemisphere dead. Nuclear power plants on the verge of fukups , that constantly belch radioactive tritium dioxide in wit the water vaor from their cooling towers, into the environment.
    Whats left of wildlife un murica is coyotes and crows moving into degenerate human shitholes to eek it out for a while.

    There are the sycopants and suckasses like old willy who have lived comfortably, as librarians , and cannot really think for themselves . They prattle on about some fuking payed political hack racist , loser college professors in canada. Demented old idiots living on social security and or some bloted pension they do not deserve that watch fox tv where a ralking head tells them to vote for asses that further want to degrade them, fuk them and everyone wlse over and bomb innocwnts all over the worlTheir are engineers and workers,admins vampires, criminal politicians, wall street vampire squids living comfortably. They create the weapons and munitions . The death machines for the empire, to massacre innocent people all over the world and turn them into refugees.

     Of course, the refugees are forced to cum to this degenerating chemical radioactive , shithole and end up homeless or maybe 1 or two can be sociology professors..

    Meanwhile, The Vampire squid shitheads that  majia calls masters of the universe, in her suckass intellecualized diversion here, are destroying peoples pension funds, gulping resources en masse, killing what is left OF THE ENVIRONMENT, and pushing more people to the edge, in this goddamed eraserhead nightmare.

    What is left of an eco system in this fake fraudulent chemical, radioactive craphole. In this police and nuclear security state is rapidly dying.

    There are a far fewer birds anywhere in the us shithole usa. All of the fukwads with their rosecolored glasses, never notice it. There not many because of pesticides. There are the chemical and coal plants.  There is the fracking  that poisons our water with radium. There is the jet exhuast, th car exhaust, nucular power trash. 75 percent of insects in n hemisphere are dead. Most birds are gone. U cannot eat fish from the great lakes. Really not even the ocean.

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