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Monday, June 14, 2021

The new power pyramid

I don't put a lot of credence in Sorcha Faal's dramatic reports, but this analysis of the transformation from a global monopower to a tripartite system in which China plays the leading role strikes me as highly credible:

American efforts to undermine Russia-China partnership are doomed to fail because Washington doesn't understand Moscow’s concerns.

The US is increasingly worried that Russia and China are forging a strong new strategic partnership. With Moscow and Beijing aligning their foreign policy stances, the relationship now seems to be an alliance in all but name.

It was initially expected that the Russian-Chinese partnership would run aground over Beijing’s economic ambitions in Central Asia. China is evidently the more powerful economy in the partnership with Russia, and those kinds of asymmetries create certain limitations.

Moscow accepts Chinese leadership but rejects Chinese dominance.

Thus, if China chooses the “first among equals” principle, the partnership will prove to be durable and Moscow can make its peace with playing second fiddle in economic affairs to the world’s most populous nation.

To date, China has not tried to make use of those asymmetries with Russia.

Unlike Washington’s efforts to peel Russia away from its neighbours in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Beijing has avoided these kinds of schemes and instead worked towards accommodating Russian strategic interests.

Simply put, it is not in China’s interest to abandon its “first among equals” position in favour of unipolar ambitions. Russia is an indispensable partner for China to establish an economic leadership position in the Greater Eurasian region.

In a multipolar world, Moscow can adopt a swing power position and pivot to other centres of power if Beijing starts aspiring to move beyond leadership, in order to try and dominate.

The US domination of Europe is officially over. Despite its best efforts, the US could not convince Europeans to stop the Nord Stream natural gas pipeline from Russia to Germany. And those who have read Corporate Cancer will understand the significance of the fact that one of the leading sponsors of Euro 2020, whose TV ads are running frequently before the matches, is Alipay.

If Russia is content to play second fiddle to China - and there is every sign that it is, due to the way the USA has waged economic war on Russia over the last decade - the USA will not only lose its premier global position, but soon find itself demoted to the number three world power when it loses its Western European economic force multiplier. This is good news, as it will give actual Americans a better chance to take back control in their own country.

Meanwhile, as China courts Russia, the USA continues to ineffectually try to impose its will:

The ban on purchasing Russia’s sovereign debt by US investors introduced by Washington earlier this year came into force on Monday. In April, US President Joe Biden signed an executive order authorizing the imposition of yet more restrictions. The move signaled a further expansion of Washington’s existing sanctions policy on Moscow, which is aimed at cutting off Russia from the global financial markets.

This idiocy is almost certainly going to boomerang on the neo-liberal world order, as the countries of the world will react to Russia's financial deplatforming in much the same way that consumers concerned about being deplatformed by Paypal are turning to new alternatives with relief and gratitude. 

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55 Comments:

Blogger George D. June 14, 2021 6:10 AM  

"The US domination of Europe is officially over"

Good riddance.

Blogger Opus June 14, 2021 6:11 AM  

Russia playing Greece to China's Rome.

Blogger Unknown June 14, 2021 6:14 AM  

About 10 years ago I spoke with a lawyer at the State Department who was in a group that facilitated infrastructure deals for African countries. He was black, of course, but that wasn't why they failed completely in the face of Chinese deals.

America will not allow US related companies to pay tea money to local officials, nor give them a piece of the action. China understands these gifts are appropriate.

The lawyer was desperately trying to find another federal office to transfer to, to max out his pension. Because State figured out his office was worthless.

Blogger The Observer June 14, 2021 6:24 AM  

America will not allow US related companies to pay tea money to local officials, nor give them a piece of the action. China understands these gifts are appropriate.

Different peoples need to live under different systems. The age of postmodern democracy imagines that one system is ideal globally -- the postmodern way, with prometheans pulling strings behind the curtain. Diversity... so long as everyone thinks like us.

Blogger GammaCatch June 14, 2021 6:52 AM  

With a stolen American presidency the entire world is going to experience massive destabilizing forces, stolen elections, assassinations, mysterious deaths, disappearances, insurgencies, you name it. This is only the beginning.

Blogger Doktor Jeep June 14, 2021 6:56 AM  

Does this mean we're off the hook and Israel will go find some other country to be its bitch?

Blogger Teleport me off this rock June 14, 2021 7:15 AM  

Does this mean we're off the hook and Israel will go find some other country to be its bitch?

Good question, since neither China nor Russia have any love for Israel or Diasporans, but I'm afraid they're going to try to drag us down with them. Who else are they going to turn to, the Germans?

Blogger Mr.MantraMan June 14, 2021 7:19 AM  

Maybe not so much Chinese superpowers and such as American being ruled by its merchant class of thieves. Anyway it seems there might be in an issue in Globalist Industrial Park #1 and Waste Pit, rumors abound of a nuclear facility having a leak issue. Supposedly a co-owned plant with partial French company ownership and the usual Chinese thieves with the ChinComs doing the turd worlder "no problems here" spiel and the French company saying yes their is.

Blogger Nostromo June 14, 2021 7:20 AM  

You are never let off the hook. I would think that would be obvious. There will always be shills in the American government to allow fuckery of America.

Blogger Shakey June 14, 2021 7:23 AM  

Only if we properly purge our country of the vile infestation. We'll have one good shot at it.

Blogger Brian Dean June 14, 2021 7:34 AM  

I live in China and see what the average Chinese person is like. Based on that, I APPLAUD the rise of China over the US. Not that the Chinese are perfect, but they are better than Americans on average.

Blogger Canada78Bear June 14, 2021 7:37 AM  

At the fall of the USSR I always wondered why the US didn't help stabilize Russia's economy.
But when you see the -----'s influence and desire for revenge against Russia then it all makes sense.

Will be interesting to see this new power dynamic plan out over next decade.

Blogger IAMSpartacus0000 June 14, 2021 8:04 AM  

This has always been a failing of our Russia policy. The moment they broke we should have be their as friends and helped them rebuild. Instead we kept the antagonist position and essentially forced them to China after we enabled China to steal our tech and knowledge.

We should have never tried to play world leader as there is no leader in a herd of cats.

China will take its place and eventually learn the lesson. All have sinned and fallen shirt of the Glory of God.

Blogger SciVo June 14, 2021 8:06 AM  

@Doktor Jeep:
Does this mean we're off the hook and Israel will go find some other country to be its bitch?

Were you never in a relationship with an abusive partner? You have to force them out of your life. The psycho ex doesn't want to let go, because while your quality may have been a factor in their initial choice of victim, it swiftly becomes all about power and maintaining it.

Blogger sykes.1 June 14, 2021 8:07 AM  

Russian state debt held by foreigners amounts to $80B and shrinking. However, corporate debt owed to foreigners is about $380B. On a PPP basis, the Russian GDP is about $4.4T, about the size of Germany's. So total foreign held debt is about 10% of GDP.

Blogger English Tom June 14, 2021 8:08 AM  

As I've stated previously, Russia will be the balancer between East and West.

Russia has been pushed East because of Western machinations.

@Doktor Jeep

Israel has been courting China for the last decade (see the work of Brendon O'Connell). The fact they Israel does not trust the chinks is exemplified by the ongoing attempt at creating Kurdistan.
Controlling Kurdistan gives Israel powerful leverage over the China BRI/OBOR.

Blogger pyrrhus June 14, 2021 8:22 AM  

America abused its dominance, and frittered away the goodwill it had built up, in favor of disastrous wars and support for a tiny Apartheid country with no resources, while destroying a huge Apartheid country with vast resources....In other words, America acted just like the Boomers...

Blogger Owen June 14, 2021 8:25 AM  

And it’s aptly put that the idiocy will BOOMERang on the neo-liberal world order, since it’s the boomers who have screwed everything up so badly.

Blogger Balkan Yankee June 14, 2021 8:42 AM  

Russia as the indispensable Eurasian power. If Biden would only play along.

Blogger JovianStorm June 14, 2021 8:48 AM  

It's hard seeing everything your country does as dumber than Crystal Pepsi... But here we are.

Blogger Damelon Brinn June 14, 2021 9:02 AM  

With a stolen American presidency

Yes. The end of the empire was coming anyway. But the open theft of the US presidency is already having destructive effects, and those will spread and build.

Blogger Crew June 14, 2021 9:09 AM  

Does that mean the Prometheans must foment another world war to advance their agenda now that they seem to be locked out of Russia and China?

Blogger Brett baker June 14, 2021 9:20 AM  

"..is going to...". I think the world already has.

Blogger Doom June 14, 2021 9:49 AM  

Trying to create a superpower from such disunity will be worse than the empire based on the US. None of them are even close to having the capacity to be other than singular, and look down upon each other completely.

Should be interesting to watch. Tyrants don't play well together. And China and Russia are both dying faster than the West, neither of which are even 2nd world nations. Fantasy football, revisited. No matter how good you are at chess, they finally realized, you can't make that applicable to the real world. Those are dying nations with no real hope. Not that the West is better. Meh.

Leave it to crickets and cockroaches and local warlords. Until men start over, I guess. If they can make it back up from the fall.

Such a thing will lead to nuclear war, starting from within, faster than anything I could imagine. It would only survive, for Russia's part, so long at Vlad stands. It would be his personality which would work the thing. China is China, doesn't matter which cookie cutter leader presented, pretty much NorK with a bigger population.

Blogger RadixMalorum June 14, 2021 10:05 AM  

Pretty sure this means the prometheans are going to now attempt to cause another world war.

Blogger bw June 14, 2021 10:05 AM  

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=1973+NYT+david+rockefeller+editorial&t=brave&ia=web

Blogger Ahuehuete June 14, 2021 10:06 AM  

" Diversity... so long as everyone thinks like us."

Ditto with Corporate America. They pay lip service to "diversity", celebrating your non white skin, funny religion, etc. But at the end of the day, you need to be a clone who embraces the nonsense du jour, even if it's contrary to your celebrated foreign culture or your funky foreign religion.

Blogger pyrrhus June 14, 2021 10:53 AM  

America is tearing down the statues of great men and rewriting history, while Russia is building cathedrals and rewarding its patriotic people with great leadership....Russia will be strong when America has disintegrated and lost most of its population...

Blogger TheSavro June 14, 2021 10:54 AM  

Good, let somebody else (or several somebodies) be the world's dominant force for a change. When you're a superpower the world is constantly crying for you to "do something" about its abounding problems. I suppose that the big difference will be that the Russians and Chinese just won't give a shit and tell the rest of the world to get stuffed.

Maybe the USA or any successor states will finally be able to get back to worrying about what is best for their own citizens and not get involved in foreign entanglements.

Blogger RadixMalorum June 14, 2021 11:24 AM  

TheSavro wrote:Maybe the USA or any successor states will finally be able to get back to worrying about what is best for their own citizens and not get involved in foreign entanglements.

That will never happen until the US gets rid of the parasitical tribe ruling over it.

Blogger RadixMalorum June 14, 2021 11:26 AM  

Ahuehuete wrote:" Diversity... so long as everyone thinks like us."

Ditto with Corporate America. They pay lip service to "diversity", celebrating your non white skin, funny religion, etc. But at the end of the day, you need to be a clone who embraces the nonsense du jour, even if it's contrary to your celebrated foreign culture or your funky foreign religion.


"Diversity" means "no whites". That's been obvious for a very long time.

Blogger Joe Smith June 14, 2021 11:36 AM  

The USA is busily shouting orders while it's being lead out to the firing squad. Never give an order you know won't be obeyed.

Blogger RadixMalorum June 14, 2021 11:49 AM  

Doom wrote:Should be interesting to watch. Tyrants don't play well together. And China and Russia are both dying faster than the West, neither of which are even 2nd world nations.

In this short paragraph you managed to be wrong on everything.

China is slated to be the world's biggest economy while Russia has the lowest debt to GDP ratio and strongest pound for pound military in all of the major powers. They are ascendant, not dying.

Their governments have very high approval ratings amongst their peoples contrary to what (((western media))) tells you. The claim of tyranny is baseless.

The "2nd world" is a term used during the cold war to describe Soviet Union and countries in the communist bloc.
Russia and China are the OG members of the 2nd world and remains so in the new cold war. The world classification is just a way to categorize what side a country is on, not necessarily how rich or powerful it is.

Blogger Doom June 14, 2021 12:31 PM  

Paint in the lines all you wish. The sentiments are correct. China is a fraud. An audit would do them far more harm than it would even do the US. Public and private. Those, as things are turning, it's becoming all about the same. Russia? Russia is, what, Alabama, with nukes?

As to their military? It would be equivalent to creating a massive African military. Flying monkeys. Good luck when that hits, I doubt if they will be able to manage India. That will be their first test, both need to get rid of millions of ineligible bachelors. In a hurry.

Blogger Sillon June 14, 2021 12:45 PM  

Doom wrote:
No matter how good you are at chess, they finally realized, you can't make that applicable to the real world.


Sorry but they have the factories and the production of the goods of the entire world AKA Jobs.

Jobs allow you to earn money and have a family.

Good luck winning.

Blogger Jack Amok June 14, 2021 12:55 PM  

America will not allow US related companies to pay tea money to local officials, nor give them a piece of the action. China understands these gifts are appropriate.

Different peoples need to live under different systems


Sure, but the reason to prohibit Americans bribing Wakandans isn't because we don't want to corrupt the poor Wakandans.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan June 14, 2021 1:13 PM  

What Joe Smith wrote about the condemned issuing orders, I can see the Hitler in the Bunker memes now.

Blogger Wazdakka June 14, 2021 1:33 PM  

Interesting point
As Russian has replaced English as Israel's third language this change may already be in progress

Blogger Jack Ward June 14, 2021 1:40 PM  

@ 34. DoomJune 14, 2021 12:31 PM

Doom. You give us Alabama boys some nukes and the codes and a tech or three thrown in and I can pretty much see the end of the promethians or as Miles Mathis labels them, the phonecian navy.
What ever you call them, you just arrange for the nukes, preferably neutron devices, to be sent on down. We be here waiting.

Blogger Doom June 14, 2021 2:30 PM  

Jack Ward wrote:@ 34. DoomJune 14, 2021 12:31 PM

Doom. You give us Alabama boys some nukes and the codes and a tech or three thrown in and I can pretty much see the end of the promethians or as Miles Mathis labels them, the phonecian navy.

What ever you call them, you just arrange for the nukes, preferably neutron devices, to be sent on down. We be here waiting.


The attitude is admirable. I like that.

Just one thing. Be careful with your wishes. *wink*

Blogger SciVo June 14, 2021 2:42 PM  

@Crew:
Does that mean the Prometheans must foment another world war to advance their agenda now that they seem to be locked out of Russia and China?

I believe so. The USD will fail eventually, as all fiat currencies must. And with nowhere else better to go, they will need a cover story for the collapse, to have any chance of saving their lives from an angry peasantry.

Blogger Jack Amok June 14, 2021 3:02 PM  

China is going to crack up within the next ten years. Their government approval comes from the economic growth they've had, but it's been parasitic growth on top of the established Western world, which is about to run out of ability to continue buying Chinese crap. Without external markets to sell to, China's economy will crater and a civil war will break out.

Russia I can't predict. They have a lot going for them, but in the end, they always managed to sabotage themselves. Well, so does everyone, but Russia's been perpetually on the verge of greatness and always slipped back into the muck at the last minute. Maybe this time will be different.

The US? That's going to be an E-ticket ride.

Blogger Unknown June 14, 2021 3:08 PM  

waiting for the tradcucks still claiming Russians are Honorary Aryans despite genetic distance studies showing they're midway Asian

Blogger Unknown June 14, 2021 3:13 PM  

@11 race traitor ((Brian)). There are some pushed videos on Youtube of 'white' (Jewish) guys speaking fluent Chinese, learning since they were kids. This has been planned a long time. You'll never be one of them, stop cucking. They want your women, that means killing off ALL the men. ALL of them. Maybe castrating them like Muslims did. You wouldn't notice.

Blogger Unknown June 14, 2021 3:31 PM  

@24 "dying faster than the West" Russia is importing Muslims hoping to pay their Boomer pensions while China is invading Africa to do same. They'd take the war option, Russia being the oil baron. A Russian girl was decapitated a few years ago and her head paraded around by her Muslim nanny and the parents were cucking in the DM about their shock. Russia is not based. In fact, all Slavs had huge pension issues, including Poland. Boomers demand their 30 silver pieces. Follow the money of the pension promises and it makes some sense. Those same Boomers used to be full Commies under the Union.
Proof Poland https://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=1124&langId=en&intPageId=4726
Proof Russia https://meduza.io/en/cards/russia-is-raising-its-retirement-age-how-and-why
https://www.expatica.com/ru/finance/retirement/russian-pension-908579/
Proof China: https://tradingeconomics.com/china/retirement-age-women
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/27/world/asia/china-retirement-aging.html
China falsifies its IQ data and literacy for foreign unis. They need war before the factory workers start demanding breaks in the Apple factory. We cannot trade fairly with people who enslave their own children.

@27 Cultural Marxism is the Borg, an IQ shredding fertility killer.

@28 Nope, Muslims are imported and given passports because, as military documents, it means they can be drafted.

@29 The Chinese are the most sadistic nation ever. They invented new ways to torture people for fun, genocide their people for sport and animal abuse is legal. Watch a boiling dog video, watch them laugh. You think they'll treat white kids better? They're genetic psychopaths and eat animals alive. Low disgust is r.

Together China and Russia are viable against America but not apart. That means they're weak, and know it. Military power index shows Britain and America are pretty high up. So they push the not-vaxx on all white nations in the power index. And a footballer faceplants at 29.

Blogger bw June 14, 2021 3:50 PM  

Be careful with your wishes. *wink*

They're built in. Can be a b*tch.
Long Story

Blogger Unknown June 14, 2021 4:57 PM  

Mostly 'pure' Russian IQ is about the same as multicultural vibrant America, that's why they fail. They have some tech autists but little else. Most of the artists are long dead too. They're also accepting immigrants. Globalization kills. Both China and Russia kept shooting their smarties, for ((Revolution)) - thanks Bolshevism - and now think they can just replace them like a cog. Genes don't work like that. Brain drain is largely a myth. You need to give incentives to the high IQ ingroup - or else.

Blogger eclecticmn June 14, 2021 6:49 PM  

After the USSR fell apart Russia wanted to join Europe but the US war machine needed an enemy. Driving Russia into alliance with China was tragic and short sighted. The idea that the US could lure Russia away from China now is a joke. The US and EU have been much too unreliable for Russia to ever trust them again. Russia has found new trading partners and internal sources to offset the sanctions. The US had a chance to play nice with Russia and we blew it.

Someone said China is now sanction proof in terms of raw materials. Russia can supply China oil, gas, food, and raw materials. In WWII Japan had nice military toys but limited manufacturing ability which the US did have. Now the US has some nice military toys and limited manufacturing ability which China does have.

I think the CCP has the support of the Chinese people but not sure how much. The ADVChina guys said that Chinese only deal with local govt and they do not like local govt, for whatever that is worth. The CCP control and monitoring of the people is much more than 10 years ago. Not sure if the people mind.

I always thought that China would encroach on Russian territory but I have not followed that subject. I think that Chinese kinda sharecrop on Russian land. China has much less arable land per person than many other countries.

IMO China is mostly stable. After reading The Party I would not call China either a dictatorship or Communist. Reading the bios of the CCP standing committee members gave me new respect for the CCP.

Blogger tuberman June 14, 2021 8:55 PM  

>> Their governments have very high approval ratings amongst their peoples contrary to what (((western media))) tells you. The claim of tyranny is baseless.

False Russia has a very high approval rating, but not China. If you ask the Chinese if they approve of the country's government, you'll get super-high approval rating. The trick is asking the local people if they 'approve of the local or regional governments,' then the approval rating falls below 10%. Yet everything is implemented in government at these levels. They hate the local CCP, which is really the same as the national CCP.

Blogger SciVo June 14, 2021 10:25 PM  

@tuberman:
The trick is asking the local people if they 'approve of the local or regional governments,' then the approval rating falls below 10%. Yet everything is implemented in government at these levels.

China has had local official corruption for longer than the West has had written history. They literally made it a capital crime, and still can't stamp it out. At a practical level, it just means that you need to carefully judge which officials to give gifts to, and which not.

I was told this about 20 years ago by an actual Chinese woman from China, shortly before she lost her job (and therefore her work visa) due to being an over-credentialed incompetent.

Blogger eclecticmn June 14, 2021 10:57 PM  


@8. Mr.MantraMan
Yes.
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/spencerbrown/2021/06/14/china-nuclear-plant-imminent-radiological-threat-n2590949
U.S. Officials Alerted to 'Imminent Radiological Threat' at Chinese Nuclear Plant

So France helped build the plant and now apparently the Chinese run it?

France helped build the Wuhan lab to be operated as a joint venture then the Chinese threw them out. How did that work out?

I do not trust the MSM or the US govt reporting on China. The ADVChina guys anecdotes inform many of my opinions. Some other reporting also. The Chinese do high quality work and sh*t quality work when they can get away with it.

The Nicholas Wade article pointed out that just because you have a level 4 lab does not mean that you follow level 4 procedures. Those procedures make doing lab work very difficult so why not cut some corners?

IMO the lack of pride in workmanship will hurt China. China just killed 3 million people worldwide.

Blogger GammaCatch June 14, 2021 11:58 PM  

@45
Thank you.

Blogger Damelon Brinn June 15, 2021 6:58 AM  

After the USSR fell apart Russia wanted to join Europe but the US war machine needed an enemy.

It's more specific than that. The diasporan Jews, especially neocons, hate, hate, hate Russia for reasons going back centuries. They didn't pick Russia randomly; they saw their chance to work out old grudges.

Blogger RadixMalorum June 15, 2021 12:28 PM  

tuberman wrote:>> Their governments have very high approval ratings amongst their peoples contrary to what (((western media))) tells you. The claim of tyranny is baseless.

False Russia has a very high approval rating, but not China. If you ask the Chinese if they approve of the country's government, you'll get super-high approval rating. The trick is asking the local people if they 'approve of the local or regional governments,' then the approval rating falls below 10%. Yet everything is implemented in government at these levels. They hate the local CCP, which is really the same as the national CCP.



Wrong.

https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2020/07/long-term-survey-reveals-chinese-government-satisfaction/

Blogger eclecticme June 15, 2021 5:03 PM  

@53. Damelon Brinn June 15, 2021 6:58 AM

It's more specific than that. The diasporan Jews, especially neocons, hate, hate, hate Russia for reasons going back centuries. They didn't pick Russia randomly; they saw their chance to work out old grudges.


I forgot about that. Also the more recent 'refuseniks' in the USSR. I imageine the feeling is mutual in Russia as the Bolsheviks ruined Russia for a long time.

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