MICE come out to play, dancing on the grave of MLK Jr.
As a boy scout in my early school days, I remember the outdoor camps, activities and excursions I partook in. Some of the lessons have stuck with me and continue to inform my deep held quest for self improvement, discipline and values. As a lifelong scout, I strive to maintain the fine line of being open minded, observative and pattern tracking about the world and environment. Part of what I learnt is to understand others perspective under an equality rubric.
As it happens the world is at risk of a war with nuclear weapons, it would be vital if both sides acted like scouts in search of solutions and not soldiers on the defensive with their arms drawn. Looking at the start of year 2022, we have already seen unrest in Kazakhstan and the Kremlin blaming it as another attempt by the West to instigate a coup on Russia’s doorsteps. And the gap between the east and west widening further. As geopolitical analyst, Pepe Escobar writes in his article, After Kazakhstan, the Color Revolution Era Is Over;
Riots were “hidden behind unplanned protests.” The goal was “to seize power” – a coup attempt. Actions were “coordinated from a single center.” And “foreign militants were involved in the riots.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin went further: during the riots, “Maidan technologies were used,” a reference to the Ukrainian square where 2013 protests unseated a NATO-unfriendly government.
“CSTO countries have shown that they will not allow chaos and ‘color revolutions’ to be implemented inside their borders.”
Putin was in synch with Kazakh State Secretary Erlan Karin, who was the first, on the record, to apply the correct terminology to events in his country: What happened was a “hybrid terrorist attack,” by both internal and external forces, aimed at overthrowing the government.
But I doubt that it is over, I would suggest the decaying west is likely to double down the pressure on Beijing and Moscow utilizing distraction tactics as the great game rages on. Someone I look up to, Michael Every of Rabobank nails it as usual by highlighting the distinction as between leaders who think only of the world of MICE (e.g., meetings, incentives, conventions, and exhibitions), and those who think of men (in uniform). The former would be preferable but if they are unreasonable and cannot be trusted with their words, then the latter might be the solution as real men are in short supply. Thoroughly studying Michael Every’s analysis, he notes that the cost and gains for Moscow to ensure a geopolitical sphere of influence revolve around;
If Washington et al blinks -- and the US Secretary of State is literally Blinken -- it dismantles the global security architecture and emboldens “revisionist powers” everywhere.
If Moscow blinks, the status quo limps along to the next pushback from one of the “revisionists”, and we see if the EU and White House learn any lessons in the meantime.
If nobody blinks, your 2022 forecasts are already wrong. We are back to the geopolitics of the 1930’s on WW2’s starting line, and WW1’s too if this spills over into Bosnia with Russian help. (Note the deepening US military presence in Albania.)
It does appear that many analysts and economists are currently focused on the markets, CPI, inflation and data that can be measured and predicted leaving out risk of geopolitical faceoffs. We are indeed ruled by mice.
Moving on to real men, we see our 21st century Peoples champion in Novak Djokovic as he stands his ground in opposition to tyranny, totalitarianism and medical dictatorship. This has led him to be finally deported from Australia and not competing in the 2022 Australian Open. As the hero of our times, he reminds me of Mohammed Ali in his opposition to the Vietnam war in 1967, how he was denigrated by the media, and now he is lauded for standing up to power. We wait for Djokovic to be exonerated having taking the lonely road of bodily integrity in the plandemic saga.
We see more opposition and calls to censor podcaster Joe Rogan, who interviewed virologist Robert Malone. Their conversation centered around the misinformation driven by the media, government and pharmaceutical private corporations on the covid narrative. As pointed out by Jordan Schachtel, only around 100 of the 270+ signatories to the letter are people with qualified medical degrees. And a large chunk of that 100 or so medical doctors are MDs employed at universities who are not in fact practitioners of medicine. But mainstream media is parading the narrative that “270 doctors have called out Joe Rogan”. Well, 270 mice.
Following with evidence of more mice ruling us, the prime minister of Britain, Boris Johnson apologized for attending a garden party during Britain’s first coronavirus lockdown and breaking his own rules, but stopped short of admitting wrongdoing highlighting a blatant "rules for thee and not for me." This was Johnson’s attempt to assuage a tide of anger from the public and politicians over accusations he and his staff repeatedly flouted pandemic restrictions by socializing when it was banned. I find it comical like I find the Muppet show.
We are in one giant simulation where there is no shortage of hidden meanings, inside jokes, subtle implications and blatant lies.
Finishing last weeks’ wrap up, there is a new method being propagated as way to break down the body after death. Called aquamation, it uses alkaline hydrolysis to dispose of human or animal remains instead of fire (cremation). It is being hailed as an eco-friendly alternative to cremation, this method uses a heated alkaline solution to break down the body, leaving behind only the skeleton. As was reported, this was how Archbishop Desmond Tutu was buried.
Today, our American chums are observing the Martin Luther King Jr. Day to commemorate nonviolence.
See you tomorrow!