30.10.2020 Author: Phil Butler

COVID-19: A Silent End to the World As We Knew It

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The news that German Chancellor Angela Merkel is against closing EU borders to halt a second deadly wave of coronavirus cases made me realize – they just don’t get is yet. Forty-five million people have been infected, and over a million have already died, and the best our leaders can come up with is guesswork and prayers. This is the feeling on the streets of Athens, Berlin, London, Madrid, and even in Washington D.C. Little do we realize, though, the real game underneath. COVID-19, a real killer, is the beginning of the end of civilization as we once knew it.

Trillions have already been added to the international balance sheets. Half the corporations in the world are on the brink of an end-game, and the other half are in cannibalization mode. The first wave of COVID-19 ruined cruise companies, airlines, hotel chains, and put millions of workers on the streets, and the second wave is already worse by far. But Angela Merkel’s administration stresses that Germany must stay open for business as a commercial hub. Commercial – this is all that matters to the bean counters the people of the world have put in power. Bean counters! You know, those pencil neck geeks who should be locked in a room with their economic papers, only to be called upon when somebody needs to tally numbers.

And now, the Harvard Business School graduates, the Oxford pukes, and the Davos quasi-geniuses the best they can do for humanity is to keep the wheels on the capitalism wagon? Is this really why we elected them in the first place? Yes, we elected them, but their role is only to seems stupid to obfuscate what is going on.

“I sincerely believe that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.” ― Thomas Jefferson

In Athens, the leadership bragged to no end about how the Greeks handled the first wave of COVID-19. Then TUI and Lufthansa flew into town to twist arms about reopening tourism to pad their stock prices, which were already in the toilet. Today, as I type this, PM Mitsotakis is forced to consider a second lockdown, because the situation has turned disastrous, and fast. The Greeks are tired. They were lied to about the safety margins and about how TUI planes landing in Greece would somehow fill empty storekeeper cash registers! Now nobody believes Mitsotakis. Nobody knows who or what to believe. And this is how it was right before the fall of the Roman Empire.

Earlier this week, France and Germany announced new lockdowns only slightly modified compared to a total stay at home orders. French President Macron just ordered a full lockdown, at the same instant he backed Muhammad cartoons which were the catalyst for a new killing spree by Islamic fundamentalists in Nice. France may well descend into anarchy when the full effects of nationwide lockdown and bad policies catch up with the French people. Germany is a bit more stable, for the moment, since German citizens are mostly concerned about – you guesses it – a healthy paycheck each month.

Opponents of the German government’s coronavirus restrictions claimed responsibility for an explosion in Berlin recently. And mark my words, when Germans go out of their way to blow stuff up, the situation is dire. We’re talking about the most comfortable people in Europe, a nation that siphoned the biggest profits after the fall of the wall. In America, it’s the same, in case you think I am anti-German. Only the United States has a much more far-reaching impact on the bigger world. Europe, though, offers us a sort of Petrie dish view of the future to come. The grand experiment, which is about to look like Frankenstein’s laboratory, uses rhetoric and PR, backed by imaginary money, to keep the bloc glued together. Enter her highness, ECB President Christine Lagard, the bad penny who always turns up when the liberal order’s web starts unraveling.

Naturally, the EU is calling for some more billions to be repaid later on, by the surfs and peons who thought they were free. The subtitle of the POLITICO story reads; “Christine Lagarde urges lawmakers to speed up €750B fund as economic outlook worsens.” And with this, I can now proudly announce – “Here it comes!” – the grand scheme behind a pandemic that was more likely than not, manufactured. The “Next Generation” fund – this is the plan cooked up in the cauldron of Legarde, who looks forever more like the Wicked Witch of the West from Oz.

The plan is “A New Global Economy for a New Generation”, which the queen of the IMF will now superimpose on broken nations and desperate people. This contrivance by the Davos elites is a final stake in the heart of freedom for the peoples of the world. According to Legarde, bank lending is the cornerstone of humanity’s fight against COVID-19, and against any future threats humanity may face. I want you to think about what this actually means? Think hard!

What I am talking about here is a monster.

“The bank – the monster has to have profits all the time. It can’t wait. It’ll die. No, taxes go on. When the monster stops growing, it dies. It can’t stay one size.” ― John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath. Not too many people reading this will remember the great American novel about the worst of times in the good old USA. I mention this devastating period when the Great Depression enveloped the whole world because what we are about to experience will be 100 times worse. You see, the people behind Lagarde are flooding Europe with money guaranteed by the nations that are supposed to protect their citizens. And nobody is asking who is bound to pay all these trillions back? What happens when new lockdowns shut more businesses? What is the end of the borrowing frenzy? Why would bankers be willing to make such risky loans?

Finally, does it seem to anyone else that the leaders of the world are making the pandemic effects worse? Are they insistent on bad policy because they are stupid? Or, is the downward spiral part of a bigger plan? For me, the question boils down to what I would do if I were the evil genius banker standing behind. I’d cover up the theft of the last 70 years by creating a catastrophe that would lead to a new theft in my favor. I’d manufacture a virus to target the unproductive, I’d make it the curse of the century, and I’d use the “new generation” to create their chains of servitude once the dust clears. The bankers are recreating financial and social conditions where desperation will force new prosperity for the ultra-rich.

Grants, which are loans taken out by the people to help themselves, are the subterfuge the IMF and Lagarde are leveraging now. Later, when the sky does fall on account of second and third waves of the pandemic, nations will be forced to auction off all their valuable assets. The people will be left to repay, in blood, the fake altruism of real villains. Bean counters who have no soul. Bank profits are the be the bedrock on which a new world will be based. Once, the elites were held in check by equal powers of decency. The new generation has no such power.

Phil Butler, is a policy investigator and analyst, a political scientist and expert on Eastern Europe, he’s an author of the recent bestseller “Putin’s Praetorians” and other books. He writes exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook.”


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