June 22nd 2021
Events are tending toward an unfortunate convergence that may leave the USA in a very reduced condition before the end of this year, while the "Joe Biden" government cripples all our institutions, especially the military, with race-and-gender mind-fuckery as a distraction from its own coming and untoward collapse. The "president" is back from his toilsome travels through Europe, which included a summit meeting to butter-up Vladimir Putin, hoping to possibly use Russia as a buffer against an increasingly hostile China.
In a kind of comic reversal of George W. Bush's first meeting with Vlad Putin - "I was able to get a sense of the man's soul," W said - this time, Vlad looked into "Ol' Joe's" eyes and probably saw the ghost of Konstantin Chernenko. You may recall Ol' Konstantin led the foundering Soviet Union for about a year, his final months from Moscow's Central Clinical Hospital, where emphysema, congestive heart failure, and cirrhosis of the liver laid him low. "Joe Biden" did not start smoking cigarettes at age nine, as Chernenko had, but when Vlad P looked into his eyes, he probably saw a 15-watt bulb flickering within, and played him accordingly. After the summit, Vlad sized-up the "POTUS" as "professional" for the press - a witty snark, if ever there was one.
You can see a procession of events now marshaling up toward an epic storm of bad karma for this exceptional nation of ours turning the corner into summer and then the fall. Of course, the friendly news media is not fully reporting the latest institutional failure, that is, the perfidious behavior of US chief health official, Dr. Tony Fauci, who, with either stupefying naïveté or by some other motive, assisted China in the development of a bio-weapon, which China then loosed upon the USA (and everybody else). Net result: millions dead around the world, and an awful lot of people here now extremely suspicious of the vaccines being aggressively touted by the government. Meanwhile, the roughly half of the US population who took the vaxes now have to worry about what the active ingredient, a toxic spike protein, is doing to their hearts, blood vessels, brains, and other organs, and whether something worse awaits down-the-road. Has a trap been set? (We'll get to that below.)
Just now, we have news of the strange case, revealed last week, of a "top Chinese counter-intel official," a vice-minister of State Security, name of Dong Jingwei, defecting to the USA back in February. The strange part is that he came in from the cold to the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) because he did not trust the CIA or the FBI to be outside China's influence, and Dong sought protection from them. More American institutional failure? This raises a whole bale of questions, including whether Dong is a double-reverse disinfo agent, or what? It is rumored that he is proffering even more sordid dirt on "Joe Biden's" son, Hunter, than is already known from the memo-and-email cache lodged on his infamous laptop-from-hell - not just sexual escapades while in China, but details of big money deals made for the Biden family business. And not just that, but heaps more dirt on other prominent political figures paid off by China. As if the US government is not already in a bad odor with at least half the country's citizens.
This Chinese spy tale is ripening at exactly the same time that the Maricopa County, AZ, election audit concludes phase one of its operations - scaring the panties off of the DNC and its PR staff at MSNBC, CNN, and the WashPo - with a lot of noises coming in from Georgia and Pennsylvania about likewise conducting vote audits. All that, plus Dong's garbage barge of toxic political dirt, suggests that "Joe Biden" will have an even shorter run than Konstantin Chernenko did. We may find ourselves in an intense constitutional crisis by mid-summer. Hold that thought....
While all that is cooking on one front burner, we also have the case of the US equity markets burbling away at bubblicious highs on another burner, and therefore primed for a nauseating boil-over. Would a new and lethal government scandal supply the few extra therms for that? And by scandal, I mean something more like a broad loss of legitimacy and paralysis of the "Joe Biden" government. Also, how would a market train-wreck affect the credit markets? The US dollar? Whatever is left of the on-the-ground economy? Let's just say it sure won't act as a tonic for any of that; more like a slug of ethylene glycol. So now we're talking about a simultaneous government crisis and financial crisis.
Now, consider what might happen in the fall if a potent new strain, or "third wave," of Covid-19 virus wafts across America. We've already seen speculation in the medical media that the residual action of mRNA "vaccines," if exposed to yet another novel coronavirus, might tend to whack-out the immune response of those who got vaxed, killing them, as well as killing a new cohort of victims among the unvaxed, adding up to many millions of dead Americans. How would the country manage any of this along with a twin crisis of economy and government? We couldn't even manage the pandemic when our institutions were supposedly still functioning.
And now, consider what might happen if China decides this is a good time to gain control of Taiwan (and the world's leading chip manufacturers). A savvy friend of the blog writes:
They'll hit Taiwan, Guam, Vietnam, South Korea, Philippines, Australia. Iran would move to secure the overland route from China to Africa. The Israeli/Saudi coalition could stop Iran but only if China didn't help Iran. (Iran/China are far ahead of us in drone swarm warfare.)
China could overrun all of it in a matter of weeks and establish a deep defensive perimeter before we could effectively respond. More importantly they'll hit our infrastructure so hard we'll have a hard time hitting back effectively for years.
Last year pretty much exposed our weakness; now they'll move to exploit it. They'll not wait till 2030, as our fearless leaders are touting, otherwise we might have time to mend our ways. Sun Tzu dictates they act now. My bet is they follow his guidance. It is the one area they are most predictable. Xi is following The Art of War to the letter so far."
Kind of makes you take a deep breath and say, Whoaaaa...?
Those are known unknowns, as Mr. Rumsfeld liked to say. Add to that the known known of the mega-drought that has already developed in the American West and its implications for the food supply (not to mention the electric supply from the great western dams and the water supply to the western mega-cities). And add to that the extremely bad mood the various ethnic and racial groups remain in, due to the years-long DNC-Marxist fermentation of hatred among us. It all boils down to something that looks like an American collapse. Just sayin'. Also sayin' it might be a really good time to lay in a few extra bags of rice, dried beans, and chili powder to make it edible.
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