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Massive new cracks appear in the empire's edifice

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by akrainer
Thursday, Dec 01, 2022 - 17:05

[Originally published on Substack] As westerners we know that our strength lies in our unity cemented by our shared values (plus diversity and inclusiveness, of course). But these days, all that strength is proving increasingly hollow. Spats and mudslinging among European powers has become a daily diversion, but last month we saw cracks appearing at the very foundation of the empire's architecture.

On Saturday, 19 November the secretive Trilateral Commission held a meeting in Tokyo. For the first time in the organization's 50 years, the press – three reporters from Nikkei Asia – were allowed to witness the proceedings of the Commission’s Asia Pacific Group on condition that they don’t identify delegates by name in reporting their statements. Even so, what they reported was remarkable, showing that cracks are appearing in the very foundation of the empire, a.k.a. the “rules-based global order.”

 

Rahm Emanuel, the US Ambassador to Japan delivered his remarks in a speech titled, "Democracy vs. autocracy: You are going to see 2022 as an inflection point in the success of democracy." It was a serving of all the usual globalist talking points, but it seems that the Asian delegates weren’t too impressed. A former Japanese official challenged Emanuel: "What is the ambassador saying? We must engage China. If we force countries to choose sides, the Southeast Asian nations will choose China. The key is not to force them to choose."

A veteran member from the Philippines said, "When two elephants fight to the death, we will all be dead. And the question is, what for?" Commission's executive committee member and next director of the Asia Pacific Group Masahisa Ikeda said, "We feel that the U.S. policy toward Asia, especially toward China has been narrow-minded and unyielding..."

Although the language of the discussions was diplomatic, it was clear that Asian delegates largely reject the American policy towards Asia. Overall, the gathering was described as "nervous that the world is heading in the wrong direction," that "the problem is America" and that "It's the U.S. penchant for exporting its ideology that is the main concern for many."

The empire’s three-block architecture

The fact that this diplomatic confrontation took place at the Trilateral Commission gathering is extraordinary and very significant. The commission was co-founded in July of 1973 by David Rockefeller, Zbigniew Brzezinski and a group of American, European and Japanese bankers, public officials and academics including Alan Greenspan and Paul Volcker. As an interesting aside, a reader informed me that he checked Mika Brzezinski's timeline on Twitter and found that she - one of the leading media personalities in the US - never even mentioned the gathering of the group her father had founded.

Trilateral Commission was set up to foster close cooperation among nations that constituted the three-block architecture of today's western empire. That "close cooperation" was intended as the very foundation of the empire's "three block agenda," as formulated by the stewards of the undead British Empire.

The first explicit formulation of this intent was expressed by Lord Halifax in the immediate aftermath of the Munich conference of the "Appeasement" fame, in September 1938. Halifax, who was one of the key players in the British foreign policy cabal that secretly orchestrated the breakout of World War 2 explained the three-block agenda comprising, "Germany [as] the dominant power on the continent with predominant rights in southeastern Europe,... Britain dominating the Euro-Atlantic west in alliance with the United States," and securing far-Eastern dominions in alliance with Japan. I have detailed much of this in my 3-part article, "Appeasement: the shocking truth about the 1938 agreement."  A 46-minute video presentation is below: 

For five decades, Trilateral Commission's meetings were held in secret. The public's only glimpse into their deliberations was through sanitized press releases and strictly controlled press conferences. The group's political influence was consistently denied or minimized as though it was merely a debating club.

The very fact that the press was allowed to witness the Asia Pacific Group's deliberations in Tokyo last week is a first, and clearly a subversive move on the part of its organizers. It would appear that the vassals are in an open mutiny, unwilling to participate in endless imperial wars. As a result, the empire’s ability to bludgeon nations into submission is in decline which might be irreversible. This will not be a sad loss for humanity - to the contrary. It could be the beginning of the end of what will prove as one of the most dangerous political, economic and social experiments in history. But wait, there's more...

The Taiwanese back one-China policy

The mutiny against the Rules-Based Global Order agenda took another important twist over the weekend. Namely, on Saturday, 26 Nov. polls opened in Taiwan for local elections. Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen announced that the people of Taiwan would be sending a message to the world about the island's determination to defend its democracy against China's rising bellicosity.

Well, that didn't go according to plan either. The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), which has been pushing for independence, won only five of Taiwan's 22 municipalities while the opposition Kuomitang party (KMT), which favors one-China policy, has scored a massive upset. The people of Taiwan did in fact send a message to the world about the island's determination - only it was very different from what the empire had hoped for.

The importance of Taiwan's election should not be underestimated since it reflects a grass-roots rejection of the "rules-based global order" agenda and a sweeping endorsement of China's foreign policies. Recall, this is also how Ukraine's current President, Volodymyr Zelenskyy won 70% of Ukraine's vote - he was promising peace and reconciliation with Russia and the Russian-speaking population in the breakaway Donbas republics. But in Ukraine, the far-right power base and their western sponsors quickly set Mr. Zelensky straight, informing him that if he made any compromise with Russia, he'd be found hanging off of a lamp post. Zelensky got the message and adjusted his policies accordingly. But such methods of persuasion can be effective with one individual, it is not clear that they can be applied to a whole population of Taiwan, and that makes the empire's defeat in the Far East irreversible.

 

Alex Krainer – @NakedHedgie is the creator of I-System Trend Following and publisher of daily TrendCompass reports, covering over 200 key financial and commodity markets – probably the best trend following daily newsletter on the market today. One month’s test drive is always free of charge – no strings attached! For US investors, we propose an inflation/recession resilient portfolio covering a basket of 30+ financial and commodity markets including energy, metals and agricultural commodities.

 

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