The Verdict on the Jester
With thanks to Batiushka, our writer
Oh, and while the king was looking down
The jester stole his thorny crown
The courtroom was adjourned
No verdict was returned.
Don McLean, American Pie, referring to Christ the King
Introduction: The Patriots Defeat the Elitists
‘Tsars, Stalin, Putin. Russian are a people who like authoritarian regimes’. So read the title in a French news magazine in early August. The title merely demonstrated the usual Western hubristic arrogance and bigoted ignorance. ‘We are the best’, is what they are actually saying. ‘We are the centre of the world and everyone must follow us’. Those are the words of the narcissistic self-flattery and priggish self-righteousness that typify the Western mentality.
Russia was invaded by the French in 1812, the British-French-Turks in 1854, the Germans in 1914 and in 1941, and finally by the Americans in 2014. Five aggressive Western invasions in 202 years. A word of advice to surviving Ukrainians, including the main court jester, Zelensky: Stop poking the bear. The fact is that your birthplace, the Ukraine, has only ever been a pawn in the Great Western Game, fighting and dying for the USA, which has supplied it, or has forced its vassals to supply it, with obsolete military equipment. (F16s and Leopard Ones go back to the 1960s, Patriots, Bradleys and Challengers to 1990 etc). The deaths of 400,000 Ukrainian soldiers, so far, and the US promise to see every single Ukrainian die, is a war crime.
The conflict in the Ukraine never was a struggle against ‘Communism’ or ‘a new Soviet Union’. Trotsky’s assassination by Stalin in 1940 was the death of Communism in the USSR. A year later Stalin made this clear when he addressed his invaded peoples as ‘brothers and sisters’, not as comrades. In the USSR Communism had become, just as it would become in China, North Korea, Cuba, Vietnam and elsewhere, simply a mask for Nationalism, Patriotism, Sovereign Identity against American Imperialism, masked by the term ‘Globalism’.
Today, the BRICS summit in South Africa has shown that the Elitist Unipolar World of the USA/West is over. There will be no World Dictatorship for now. Patriotic Multipolarity is by definition against it. Led diplomatically and militarily by Russia, the Free World is led economically and by size of population by China-India, nearly one third of the world. Western Oligarchic Elitocracy has been defeated by International Sovereign Patriotocracy, in Eurasia, Asia, Africa and Latin America. The West has been isolated.
Of course, the routed Western world is still pretending not to hear and instead its State-controlled media are today obsessing its zombified followers with the fate of the former director of the Wagner group, Prigozhin. A shady, foul-mouthed Russian businessman, who had been in prison in the past and got too big for his boots, he was murdered by Ukrainian terrorists. As for the Wagner group, an elite section of the Russian Armed Forces, it has always been under the control and finance of the Russian Ministry of Defence and will continue to be so.
Rewriting the History Books of the Future
What of the future? What will happen next? Nobody knows for sure, but some of the following is surely possible:
1. BRICS + +
From January 2024 BRICS + will be formed of the Five plus Argentina, Iran, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Ethiopia. The presence in BRICS of bastions of the Muslim world is new and the presence of Africa and Latin America will be greatly strengthened. They will be followed by others, the whole of the Eurasian Economic Union and the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation, then possibly by Pakistan, Afghanistan. Syria, Turkiye and Niger.
2. The Former USSR and Eastern Bloc in BRICS +
Belarus has already declared with many others that it wants to join the rapidly-expanding BRICS. Once the Ukraine has been demilitarised and denazified, the New Ukraine will follow, as no doubt will most of the former USSR, especially the five Stans. Eventually, we believe that the Baltic States, at present dying out, and the complex mix of Muslim and Christian republics in the Caucasus will follow, though perhaps only after Eastern Europe, beginning with Russia-friendly Hungary.
3. The Isolated Western World
Once the Russian Federation has kicked out the US-based oligarchs of the Ukrainian elite with their court jester, Zelensky, there is every reason to believe that NATO will collapse, as indeed it already is collapsing. With it, will collapse the US-controlled EU. Already there are moves in every single European country towards sovereignty, in Italy with Meloni, in Poland with Duda, in Germany with the AfD, in France with Le Pen, in the UK with the US-hated Brexit. There will have to be a reckoning in China-dependent Europe. Already the largest economy in Europe is the Russian. Europe is becoming irrelevant without manufacturing-rich China and resource-rich Russia
On the other hand, the EU economies and the UK are debt-ridden and dependent. This indebtedness is especially characteristic of the whole Anglosphere, as well as of Japan. The USA is struggling amid its huge and unpayable dollar debt. Its vassals in the UK, Canada and Australia are in little better shape. Their future, as that of all the ex-EU, will be in eating humble pie and taking a modest place within the new Sovereign Global Alliance that is BRICS +, the new UN.
When did the victory over the exceptionalist ‘we are the chosen people’ ideology of the West begin? Was it with the defeat of the US in Vietnam in 1975? Was it with the rise of China from 1979 on? Was it with its Yugoslav wars of the 1990s? Was it with the catastrophic invasion of Iraq in 2003? Was it with the US-sponsored Georgian attack on Russia in 2008? Was it with BRICS in 2009? Was it with Iran? Was it with the rout of the West in Afghanistan in 2021? Was it with the rout of the US and NATO in the Ukraine in 2022-2024?
No, it began in 1991, straight after the fall of the Soviet Union and the resulting American hubris, typified by its colossal ‘End of History’ delusion. Just as there was no place for a Soviet Empire in the world, so there was no place for an American Empire either. The world did not need any more Superpowers or Empires. It has taken the Western world over thirty years to begin to understand and accept this simple fact. It seems that the Western victors in the Second World War in particular, the US, the UK and the French, still think that they are special. True, they were not defeated by Germany and Japan, but they were defeated by themselves, shooting themselves in the foot again and again and again. Pride went before their fall.
On 17 April 1524 the Italian explorer Verrazzano made the first European entry into New York Bay and he was the first European to sight the island of Manhattan. On 17 April 2024, five hundred years later, the Queen of Cities that was built on that spot will begin to cede its place in the world to others. Game Over. Time to return to normality, spelled multipolarity, share and share alike. The courtroom was adjourned in 1524, but in 2024 the verdict will be returned.
Featured Image: Manhattan’s Little Italy on the Lower East Side, c. 1900
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