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Retired physician and air taxi operator, science writer and part time assistant professor, these editorials cover a wide range of topics. Mostly non political, mostly true, I write more from a lifetime of experience and from research, more science than convention. Subjects cover medicine, Alaska aviation, economics, technology and an occasional book review. Globalization or Democracy documents the historical roots of Oligarchy, the road to colonialism and tyranny

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Saturday, May 06, 2023

Chapter 18 Sleeping with the Enemy


End of Post Modern Neo Liberal Globalism?


Globalization or Democracy, you can’t have both, traces the origins and historical roots of globalism and its incompatibility with representative government. No longer a theory, we can see the results. This added chapter (4/22) documents globalism’s destruction of Democracy, its powerful proponents and multiple destructive mechanisms. Follow the money. Follow the greed. Follow the subversion. And follow the war. See how Globalization guillotines the people much like Colonialism. 


February 23, 2022, history overtook us. With Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the world changed. The conflict drove currency, commodities and logistics into chaos. The US lost an opportunity to establish a balance-of-power in Asia by further courting a Russian engagement and allegiance with the West away from China, N Korea and Iran. 


Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could spell an end to the neo-liberal passion for Globalism. Globalization, whether American, Chinese, or Klaus Schwab’s New Would Order represents a clash of civilizations and colonial exploitation, the unspoken fulminator of political and economic conflict. Globalization despite the Russian invasion of Ukraine, however, persists as the monopoly for big tech, the windfall profit for investment banking and the darling of the far left. China continues with its strategy of globalism, not for international cooperation, but for world conquest and the destruction of America. 


Modern attempts to homogenize civilizations with Globalization, failed rather dramatically. Or have they? Build back better, after the war in Ukraine, if there is an after, will be a full court press for the elitist’s new world order. Even then it will be a competition between China’s CCP and Western technocracy, oligarchy and banking interests. It could play out any one or more of three ways: a resurgence of cultural and geo-ethnic nations, China’s new world order or neo-liberal globalism and build back better.


 The populism underlying a rejection of globalism, smoldered for decades. During the Cold War, the Canadian diplomat, Lester Pearson, warned, “the most far-reaching problems arise no longer between nations within a single civilization but between civilizations [within nations] themselves.” Pearson predicted the evolution of non-Western nations, not in the western paradigm, but as an evolution of multiple civilizations insisting on their own place in history. Will emerging new alliances form along political lines, as in Communism versus western Democracies, or will cultural, religious and geographical factors determine the boundaries between nation states. 


China dominates globalism today much as she did with trade along the Silk Road with the Polos of Venice. Slavery went out of style and Colonialism too, until Globalism rebranded them both while applauding China’s spectacular growth. Then as now, Colonialism promoted international trade. The ruling aristocracy in the 17th century, profited from a liquidity drain on the middle class much like the globalist elite today gain power and wealth. In China and in Asia, slavery persists adding to the unbalanced trade with the West. 


China’s spectacular growth comes at the expense of the West on many inter-related fronts. I’ve listed here the emerging and deleterious concatenation of events associated with globalization, These failings, listed below, conspire to replace representative government with at best an oligarchy of elitists and unelected bureaucrats favoring a vague authoritarian internationalism while discounting our Constitution and our Republic. At worst we face a Marxist insurrection and autocratic Socialism.


Listed here, elements incomparable with Democracy and Liberty.


1.     Free trade, as championed by the US, proposed free trade among all nations and with a generous hand. Participating countries, however, especially in Asia, did not reciprocate. They exploited the US open door as their unilateral access to exploit the vast American pocketbook.

2.     Germany retained high tariffs. Japan engaged in massive over production of automobiles, further imposing non financial trade barriers to the purchase of US made cars. China used the opening to wage, in their own words, “unrestricted war” against the US and the West.

3.     China cheated from the minute the US established diplomatic relations in 1969 and in the face of the US granting China Most Favored Nation (MFN) status. The US made MFN status permanent in 2021, and the cheating continued evolving to espionage. China exploited the West, not only with excess production designed to drive out competition, but with cheaper products built with forced labor. (Slavery)

4.     The so-called spectacular success story attributed to China was built with US gratuity, investment, subsidies, technology  (much of it stolen)  and the American middle class buying power of the US Dollar..

5.     Democracies need sound economics, productivity and growth to achieve equality in a free and liberal economy. Most of America’s industrial economy, manufacturing and labor market was forfeited to China in support of their growth. Germany and Japan played a smaller part in America’s economic and humanitarian loss.

6.     The massive Capital drain on US markets, destroyed the middle class and both the demand side of the market and small business, the backbone of our economy. Without the vitality, citizenship and common sense of a middle class, the government, especially an unelected shadow government and bureaucracy, run amuck. Technocracy, oligarchs, multinationals and investment bankers turned authoritarian and unresponsive to the people. Without a middle class, we loose our sense of citizenship, our equality and then our freedom, devolving into a class society of a neo-feudalism like what the American Revolution fought to end.

7.     The money pump, S+(m-x) = I + (g-t),[1] shows the liquidity flow from the buy side of the equation on the left to the supply side on the right. As deficit trade (m-x) grows, approaching a trillion dollars a year, one sees that S, consumer savings, must shrink, or I, investments on the supply side, must blossom, along with government spending (g-t) and blossom it did. The stock market looks good, but the middle class suffers stagnation, job loss, accentuated by fentanyl from China, depression, homelessness and a humanitarian crisis. (See Velocity and M1 in appendix below)

8.     Based on the macroeconomic reality of deficit trade, the money pump lead to an unimagined liquidity drain at the expense of the entire middle class, and the poor resulting in a concentration of wealth for fewer and fewer wealthy investors at the top. Economists call the phenomenon  capital divergence, a thing history associates with the slow economic cycle and depression, with war, with the collapse of democracies and with pestilence and famine. The liquidity flow was a guillotine for every day Americans and a windfall for China and the globalists. 

9.     Economists minimized these problems in fear of their jobs or their students. But, then came untold wealth from the recruitment of Chinese academics, Chinese Communist Party (CCP) owned enterprises and Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) agents. 

10.  Then US President Richard Nixon, ended the gold standard in August of 1971, thus allowing the Federal Reserve Board  (theFed) to manipulate the currency, a necessity for maintaining the GDP and for mitigating the consequences of deficit trade. Unfortunately, quantitative easing and seeding the M1 and M2 led to unsustainable inflation. Furthermore, the Fed’s quantitative easing provided liquidity to the supply side, not the business, consumer demand and working side of the market. 

11.  Monetary Theory: M1 x Velocity = Price x Transactions = GDP

If you increase the money supply, but velocity and transactions remain static or drops off, as with the pandemic, price has no where to go but up. Therefore productivity and market churn offer the only cure for inflation, other than austerity (higher interest rates)

12.  Proponent of Chinese trade and then Secretary of State Henry Kissinger went to China in ’71 followed by then President Richard Nixon who made the trip in February of 1972. Hollywood actress, political activist and communist sympathizer Jane Fonda famously went to Hanoi in July 1972 in one of the first open defiances of American tradition.

13.   In July of 1973 Jimmy Carter, Brzezinski and David Rockefeller, then president of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) formed the Trilateral Commission. Their goal was multilateral trade and cooperation. The CFR publishes “Foreign Policy,”  making US foreign policy transparent to our adversaries. The Trilateral Commission (TLC) and the Council on Foreign Relations, (CFR), non elected NGOs with foreign interests, dominated the administration from one administration to the next with such influence that they virtually run US foreign policy.   Hence: Europe, Asia, South America and China with many Communist sympathizers took center stage as the backbone of Globalization.

14.  Today, the Trilateral Commission remains an unelected, semi invisible cabal of foreign and domestic elite dictating both internal and foreign policy, advocating centralized international governance. In 1969 Zbigniew Brzezinski wrote, “..nation state as a fundamental unit of man’s organized life has ceased to be the principle creative force. International banks and multinational corporations are acting and planning in terms that are far in advance of the political concepts of the nation state.”

15.  Vietnam: during and after the war, student protestors, many facing the draft, rejected American institutions, rioted, occupied campus offices, burned and destroyed property. Jane Fonda went to Hanoi. During this tumultuous time, many college students embraced communism in rebellion against the war. This hippie generation now dominates education, politics, the media, the Washington bureaucracy and the judiciary. 

16.  As its first priority, the TLC planed a re-education of our young students encouraging a less Nationalistic and a more Internationalist view. They succeeded beyond their fondest dreams, but they had help. 

17.  In embracing globalism, young people abandoned their beliefs, obligations and responsibilities for their US citizenship in favor of a vague citizenship of the world. 

18.  The TLC (1973) was the beginning of Globalization as planed, but globalism presented unanticipated opportunity for the CCP to use it against us in a war against the West and to use globalism for their own global expansion and colonial exploitation.

19.  Oligarchs and billionaires manipulate the economy, the media, politicians and even the courts to their advantage, further eroding consensual government by the people pushing totalitarian control.. Both Russia and the CCP further the strategy of subversion, manipulation, demoralization and chaos hopping to weaken America and destroy the Western concept of liberty and democracy.

20.  A new technocracy in Silicon Valley with more capitalization than the government, constitutes yet another unelected totalitarian force, championing globalism as a business priority to ensure cheap labor and market access to China’s 1.4 billion population. 

21.  The Supreme Count, in 2010 in the Citizens United decision and others-since facilitated political contributions by corporations. Foreign corporations could contribute through US owned entities and various loopholes.

22.  Inflation, in part due to the pandemic, but also due to a rising socialist movement, resulted in the necessary creation of money to fulfill public obligations. 40% of our population now works for government at some level. The rest of America finances their salaries and benefits. The estimated M1 at the end of 2021 rose to 22.06 trillion, a 24% precipitous increase from 17.81 trillion a year earlier.

23.  Institutional Investors and Wall Street committed vast sums to Chinese Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) and corporations owned by the CCP while by passing the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) accounting and safety requirements. Chinese IPOs were listed, nun  the less, and a gold rush of US investments in China placed many investment and retirement funds at risk. 

24.  The Chinese own Hollywood. The propaganda and subversion tactics feed popular culture with endless, hate, obscenities, race baiting and violence. Humor and civility as we once knew it, no longer exist.

25.  Did globalization lead to the chain of events that leaked COVID19? Was the plague natures response to capital divergence? Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and National Institute of Health (NIH) financed gain of function research and outsourced some of the research to the level 4 lab in Wuhan, China. That bit of globalist thinking cost us dearly. I doubt that the PLA intentionally released, what could be called a weaponized virus, but they could have, and that’s the point. Outsourcing at any level, undermines our security, our freedom and our Republic.

26.  Russian KGB for over 70 years spent 85% of their espionage budget on propaganda, disinformation, demoralization, race baiting and promotion of Marxist education in our schools at all levels. We now see the results.

27.  Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) carried Russia’s version of subversion to a new level. The CCP recruited American leaders and influencers at all levels almost at will via the Internet, with flattery, grants and by enlistment of our most renowned educators and scientists in the Chinese Thousand Talents Program. With large Chinese grants, honorarium and flattery, self-seeking Americans became unofficial Chinese operatives willingly and almost legally.

28.  The PLA enrolled young officers in US universities at a graduate level where they had access to classified industrial and military research resulting in the wholesale theft of critical secret military and industrial data.

29.  In 1999 two young Chinese colonels wrote an extensive outline of how China could defeat the U.S. avoiding direct military conflict while using every other subversive means to destroy us. Their book Unrestricted Warfare, followed the wisdom of Sun Tzu, a Chinese general, strategist, writer and philosopher 500 years BC who in his book The Art of War wrote, “If one party is at war with another, and the other party does not realize it is at war, the party who knows it is at war almost always has the advantage and usually wins,” The authors advocated waging a war on an adversary with methods so covert and seemingly so benign that the party being attacked does not realize it’s being attacked.[2]

30.  The CCP fully acknowledges its war and views Globalization as Chinas new world order.

31.  Furthermore, China operates a highly technical, but deadly and evil, forced organ transplant business. Modern laboratory and hospital facilities cary out extensive genomics and typing on mIllions of political prisoners providing a near limitless source of compatible donors for a profitable globalist trade in human organs.

32.  The CCP attempts to indenture small South Pacific nations in a debt trap. By building a highly mortgaged shipping port with a promise of prosperity and then foreclosing on the debt, pChina thus acquires strategic naval bases and shipping facilities.

33.  Legislators as puppets of both Technocrats and Oligarchs and also a flood of cash contributions from Chinese sources, facilitate corporate or personal strategies for profit and control — contributing to Communism’s desired level of destabilization. 

34.  Legislators may unwittingly succumb to CCP bribery, assignation or marriage. Documented Chinese spy, Christine Fang “Fang Fang” with Rep. Eric Swalwell (Fang Fang goes Bang Bang, Sic) is one of many such examples. 

35.  Unions seeking foreign membership, embrace globalism at the expense of US workers.

36.  The implementation of Communist subversion as practiced by Russia’s KGB and later adopted by the Chinese Communist Party, follows four stages: it begins with 20-40 years of demoralization and propaganda, America already traveled the anti-patriotic route, and now we are living with radical prejudices, turning against ourselves. Destabilization emerges as the second stage with disruption of basic cultural and legal tenets. With extreme destabilization, riots and revolution emerge as the third stage crisis, and when finally suppressed, a new final stage of normalization emerges that more closely aligns with Marxism and or the unelected power structure.  (Dialectic materialism)

37.  Much of what we see today from either political perspective, resembles the crisis stage of communism’s dialectic, their strategy for subversion, destruction and takeover. 

38.  We see rioting, looting arson and a disregard for the law by perpetrators and leftist local governments alike. These are regressive, not progressive behaviors.

39.  So who stands to benefit? An embedded bureaucracy, NGOs with foreign interests, oligarchs, officials on the take, unions seeking international membership, “The Great Reset” of the World Bank, the World Economic Forum, the technocracy of Silicon Vally, multinationals outsourcing manufacturing and jobs and the CCP, our communist adversaries. All masking as legitimate liberal politics seeking a more benevolent, equitable and socialist society. 

40.  The Communist agenda of subversion, a political agenda for socialism, a corporate agenda for cheap even slave labor, a banking agenda for profit from investment and capital flow, a Union agenda for international unionization, an oligarch agenda for manipulation and control, a Silicon Valley Technocracy agenda for Asian labor and outsourced fabrication. Legislators facilitating all of the above in exchange for enrichment and power. They all demand deficit trade and globalization for their own self-interest. Never mind that all this was the CCP’s strategy to cause the US and the West to destroy themselves from within.

41.  There appears to be evidence of subversion in the judiciary, FBI, the media, unions, the Teacher’s Union, colleges and universities.

42.  We teach hate, racism and victimization in our schools. We criticize our Constitution and teach a revised shame driven history of America in our schools. Hate is now epidemic and more contagious than Covid. You can’t find humor on TV or in the movies, only the F word.

43.  Legislators and elected officials find ways to manipulate the vote perpetuating a lifetime in office, probably true of both parties, with corruption beyond gerrymandering. 

44.  Suspension of due process for political rivals. Were both political parties complicit in this practice or only the FBI? Did globalism lead to this sad judicial disintegration and disregard for our constitution? Defund the police in Gotham City. What could be more destabilizing?


“Sleeping with the enemy became the profitable and politically correct thing to do. All of these factors including subversion contributed to or resulted from globalization, and all of them undermine our Democracy; they violate our laws and restructure our government into an authoritarian if not a totalitarian form no longer representative of the people and certainly not a democracy. 


Peter Switzer 2022 in his book Red Handed, wrote:

 “From the beginning of our country, there have been deep concerns that foreign money and corruption would be used to buy off America’s aristocracy. Alexander Hamilton, writing in the Federalist Papers #22, argued, “One of the weak sides of republics, among their numerous advantages, is that they afford too easy an inlet to foreign corruption” The Founders assumed that foreign rivals—especially Great Britain—would look for opportunities to weaken and divide us by striking deals with members of American high society. George Washington echoed those concerns in his farewell address, speaking of the “insidious wiles of foreign influence,” which he considered “the most baneful foes of republican government.” Likewise, James Madison was wary of foreign influence operating in the corridors of American politics and the business elite. “The public attention has been much employed for some time, on the danger of foreign influence,” he wrote in 1799. “To be honorable to our character, and adequate to our safety, it ought to be pointed to every quarter where danger lurks, and most awake to that, from which danger is most to be feared.” Madison believed the business elite were vulnerable because the British Crown had money to throw around: “Being an absolute monarchy in its executive department, [Britain] can distribute its money for secret services with every advantage of safety and success.” 


The fears for our Republic of Alexander Hamilton, George Washington and James Madison become reality today, if one dares to look behind the political façade. 


Remember the words Thomas Paine read to George Washington’s troops before crossing the Delaware River on Christmas Day in a snowstorm - to surprise and rout the British army. The victory in Trenton, turned the tide for American freedom. The American Crisis, Dec. 23, 1776, “These are the times that try men’s souls… Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon… freedom… Britain, with an army to enforce her tyranny, has declared that she has a right (not only to tax) but “to bind us in all cases whatsoever…..Even the expression is impious; for so unlimited a power can belong only to God.”


Did the fictional Star Trek TV series add yet another avenue for teaching neo-liberal political correctness to our youth. Star Trek economics: A back episode of Star Trek on YouTub promoting a new movie, shows the Star Ship Enterprise finding, cryogenically frozen persons, from the 60s. Upon recovery, one overbearing tycoon demands access to his brokerage accounts. Captain Picard explains to the gentleman, 

“In the past 300 years, people are no longer obsessed with things. The need for processions grew out of our infancy.”

“You got it all wrong. It has never been about processions. It’s about power.”

“Power to do what?”

“To control your life, your destiny.”

“That kind of control is an illusion. “

“Really. I’m here aren’t I? I should be dead, but I’m not. 

Look what happened to us. There’s no trace of my money. My office is gone. What will I do? How will I live?” 

“This is the 24th century. Material needs no longer exist.”

“Then what’s the challenge?”

“The challenge Mr H, is to improve yourself, to enrich yourself.”


Liberal Globalism in the modern era promises socialism and, as of necessity, authoritative leadership. Why have young people so embrace the utopian scheme of globalism? Comic books defined the morality of previous generations. For the millennials, Star Trek’s futuristic utopia may be one answer, but in Star Trek’s 300-year future, war and evil still live. 

Is what we are witnessing now the realization of a theory known as the Forth Turning (1997 Neil Howe & William Strauss)? Will such a socialistic dream of equality and abundance as voiced by Captain Picard ever be possible? Or will our civilization go the way of others only to re-emerge like China, or as a Chinese colony, or some other dystopian dictatorship? Or will the fourth turning be a turn away from the failed Utopia of global citizenship and back to an embrace of our world’s many civilizations. 


During the Korean war, I was a survival instructor with a mission of teaching bomber crews how to survive in the Siberian Arctic, resist interrogation, escape, evade and set up a viable means of communication and extraction from the Siberian tundra. This was all highly classified. It included recovery from one-way missions, part of the Strategic Air Command’s war plan. 


Once captured, North Korea transferred, our downed American pilots, to the Russians for interrogation. Russia moved these prisoners through the rail head at Khasan, to the Russian interior for interrogation and brain washing. Many were never seen again. The Air Force gave much thought to the adverse effects of brainwashing and the security risks that brainwashing presented. Some prisoners actually escaped. Others were eventually returned. What were the aftereffects and loyalties among those who were forced to endure cultural reeducation and experimental chemicals? These concerns persisted after the war in Vietnam and extended to American youth and students throughout and subsequent to the Vietnam war and after. 


The risks arose from subversive education, corruption of popular culture, control of the media, and the Jane Fonda phenomena. Robert Jay Lifton in 1961 wrote an extensive study of these aftereffects, Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism: A study of “Brainwashing.”  Lifton compared mass brainwashing hysteria to the individual brainwashing of our pilots and concluded that recovery was possible once life returned to normal with family, support systems and traditional values. Subversive propaganda, cultural reeducation, hate and corruption of popular media persists today, as does Jane Fonda. Will the insanity go away once and if our nation returns to a rediscovered, free and representative constitutional republic.


Current literature


The Crisis of Democracy a book derived from a report to the Trilateral Commission in 1975 outlining the growing problem with the governability of democracies.  Michael Crozier, Samuel P. Huntington, Joni Watanuki expanded their initial paper to full text describing what they called increasing demands on government and peoples’ lack of compliance and cooperation with government. The tone trended to the authoritarian and supported an autocratic role for an unelected NGO seeking cooperation initially between Europe, Japan and America but soon included other nations. 


Multilateral trade at any cost for this elitist group left the US with a minority vote from an elitist group dominating the cabinet of every administration until Trump. The Crisis of Democracy helped to define the “Deep State” and the totalitarian nature of Globalization. The report and the book may still be the academic seed of an idea for a regressive governance to displace representative government by and for the people. While the Crisis of Democracy questions the governability of a democracy, the book might better question democracies’s ability to represent the people.


Love Letter to America, Thomas Schuman, actually Yuri Bezmenov (KGB defector) 1984 wrote of the four stages of communist idealogical subversion and how such strategy causes an enemy to destroy itself from within. 

As the US devolved into the crisis and chaos stage of subversion, China bought political influence with American dollars. The CCP engaged in widespread espionage; it promoted globalization as its path to world trade and world domination. The Marxists were not alone in securing power and profit from the chaos, however.


Writing in 1992, Christopher Lash sets forth The Betrayal of Democracy by a privileged class that’s lost touch with Americans and the meaning of both Democracy and citizenship. Lush’s book, The Revolt of the Elites, posed the question in Chapter 4, does Democracy deserve to survive? He paints a picture of the chaos, the decline of the middle class, of manufacturing, loss of jobs, the poor, rising crime, drugs and decay of cities. He ends the chapter with the observation that democracy from the single-mindedly obsessed political views of racism and fanaticism, can mean only one thing, “the Defence of what they call cultural diversity. “ 


Unrestricted Warfare, China’s Master Plan to Destroy America, Qiao Lang, Wang Xiangsui, February 1, 1999, PLA Publishing House, Beijing. Their book begins with an accurate appraisal of the US military, its strengths, weaknesses including detailed analysis of our command-and-control structure and our struggle against asymmetric warfare.


The language and structure resemble that which one might hear in our own War College. The authors refer to Sun Tzu’s Art of War as the prototype for war without physical combat. From a quote by Oioa, “the first rule of unrestricted warfare is that there are no rules, with nothing forbidden.” The book is not modest in outlining the extensive alternative weapons China intends to use against the West — especially the U.S. It includes such diverse strategies as hacking, propaganda, bribery, economic overproduction, deception, theft, espionage, educational and ideological subversion, and geographic expansion like a game of GO — all which begs the question, was COVID19 a bioweapon? “If people use information-guided bioweapons to attack a bio-computer, should this be counted as bio-warfare or information warfare?”(page 18) If no other, this work is a must read. The book is studied today in our military academies.


Plague of Corruption was written in 2020 by Judy Mikovits and Kent Heckenlively. Mikovits is the researcher who identified the mouse virus that contaminated early polio vaccines causing Chronic Fatigue Symptom and maybe Autism in children. She writes about the criminal assaults directed by big pharmaceutical companies against her in an attempt to silence her. She lists the authoritarian interests who suppress free speech, free speculation and the scientific method. The book shows the extent of corruption throughout our health care system and the way the top-down authoritarianism, a byproduct and necessary feature of globalism as we see it, leads to adverse consequences. 


Mollie Ziegler Hemingway graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in economics, now an author, columnist and political commentator. She is the editor in chief of the online magazine, The Federalist. The magazine inherits its passion for the Constitution from The Federalist Papers, a collection of 85 articles written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay promoting the ratification of our Constitution. Hemingway in her new bookRigged, Oct 12, 2021, documents facts underlying corruption in the 2020 election. Dismissed as conspiracy theory by the Attorney General, FBI, the judiciary and the media, the conspiracy theory becomes well established in the literature and thus in history. Mollie was there, a respected journalist. She documents corrupt behaviors of oligarchs, election officials, the media, and the FBI. 


Batya Ungar-Sargo is an American journalist and deputy opinion editor of Newsweek magazine. Sargon also writes for the New York Times, Washington Post and Foreign Policy. Batya Ungar-Sargon in her book, Bad News: How Woke Media Is Undermining Democracy, October 26, 2021, writes about present day problems with the mainstream media. The first chapter alone on Pulitzer and his passion for, writing for the people, makes the point of journalistic integrity. The author writes with a Dickensian eloquence. The book outlines the wealth, privilege and education of today’s young journalists who embrace racism and critical race theory while ignoring and belittling the working class and American people of all races. Wokeness - itself a derogatory defamation of speech — pleads, defund the police and open borders both to the detriment of those wokeness is said to protect. Ungar-Sargon pleads for journalists to return to Pulitzer’s devotion to, afflicting the powerful and protecting the afflicted. A chapter outlines the obscene wealth concentrated with the elite, indifferent to the resulting poverty of the working and consumer class. Batya paints a picture of class divide rather than racial divide. Hopefully this book will serve as an inflection point for journalistic integrity.


Rick Atkinson, an author of five books, worked as a newspaper reporter, editor, and foreign correspondent for The Washington Post before focusing on military history. Rick Atkinson captures the frustration experienced by the Colonists and their passion to be free of excess taxation, arbitrary authoritarian rule without civil liberties or ownership. His book, The British are Coming: the war for America, Paints the revolution in meticulous detail, gives flesh to the history books and reads as a metaphor to our struggles today. The story comes as a kaleidoscope of historical letters, notes and deeply researched history. The detail and trivia take on a life of their own. The vocabulary and idiom both voice the language of 1776 and the passion for freedom and self rule. Not the whole story by any means, but Atkinson provides the reader with a living presence in the battles, failures and successes through the Summer, Fall and Winter of 1776. He includes the words of Thomas Paine, read to the troops before Washington, and a determined force of ragged men, crosse the Delaware River in a snow storm on Christmas Day to surprise and defeat The British in the battle of Trenton. “These are the times that try men’s souls, etc.” Words not at all inappropriate for today’s sad state of globalism and now war in Ukraine, not to mention, taxes, inflation, censorship, propaganda, loss of due process and arbitrary incarceration. 


Victor Davis Hanson teaches military history, ancient warfare and the classics at Stanford University's Hoover Institution. He is a professor emeritus at California State University, and a frequent visiting professor at Hillsdale College. His book, The Dying Citizen, Oct 2021, traces citizenship from Ancient Greece through its rare appearance through history and around the world. Today, citizenship exists only in the Western democracies. Hanson holds the middle class as the driving force of citizenship. From his book, “Without a middle class, a society becomes bifurcated. Society splinters into ones of modern masters and peasants. The role of government no longer ensures freedom but provides for the poor and exempts the wealthy who in turn enrich and empower the governing class.”


Robert F Kennedy Jr, son of Bobby Kennedy, is as liberal as they comeHarvard graduate, economics degree from the London School of Economics, JD from the University of Virgenia and environmental lawyer, Kennedy founded in 1999, and still directs, the Water Keeper Alliance. Yet, Wikipedia calls him an author known for anti vaccine propaganda and conspiracy theories. Kennedy actually writes more about the corruption between big pharmacology and government agencies, not just during the pandemic, but extending back to experimental drug treatments in Africa for TB, malaria, AIDS and polio. His book, The Real Anthony Fauci, Bill Gates, Big Pharma and the War on Democracy and Public Health, 2021, levels harsh criticism at what Kennedy sees as sloppy, corrupt and self serving science. Whether true or not his doubts deserve further scientific inquiry. Neither profit, nor politics serve either science or patient care.


United States of Fear by Mark McDonald, M.D. November 21, calls further attention to the bureaucratic dictation of patient care during the pandemic for obvious personal and drug company gain, as though the patient did not know or the physician could not deviate from bureaucratic guidelines. McDonald tells the history of big pharma’s abuse and the struggle physicians have with so called evidence based guidelines and politicalization of medicine. McDonald calls the fear mongering of politics and greed, a mass delusional psychosis. His psychiatric practice and years as an analyst supports his diagnosis. “Adopting a world view that rejects and attacks reality is psychotic.”


The illusion of evidence-based medicine, a recent opinion in the prestigious British Medical Journal, 2022;376:o702, Jon Jureidini, Leemon B. McHenry. “Evidence based medicine has been corrupted by corporate interests, failed regulation, and commercialization of academia.”


Peter Schweitzer in his book, Red Handed, Jan 2022, bravely outlines the extent to which the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) seduced the Washington elite and many others throughout America. The elite  followed willingly the siren call for unlimited wealth and adulation. 

Schweitzer outlines the double dipping of many legislators, who in retirement, become high paid lobbyists for China and more directly the CCP. He described how Cabinet members, diplomats and even retired military engage in the same consulting businesses that initially in the 60s sought engagement, trade and peace, but soon turned to vicious subversion. 

For the Silicon Valley technocracy, the market opportunity for sales to China’s 1.44 billion population was initially an irresistible siren call above all other considerations, and for most of these corporations, the profits outweighed any thoughts of national security. The Author included Wall Street financing of the Chinese military with investment products not accountable to our Securities Exchange Commission, including many retirement funds. 

Schweitzer goes on to describe the Bush and Trudeau families’ close relations with Chinese officials of the CCP. Don’t forget Senator Dianne Feinstein or Senator Mitch McConnell and the Chao family of ship builders. Schwartz focuses particularly on Yale University with the massive and mostly unaccounted for Chinese donations and joint programs. This book names names, dates and dollar amounts with a surprisingly long list of persons whose greed forgoes their honor.  He names a few not so easily seduced. 

The last chapter makes suggestions: Ban lobbying on behalf of Chinese military- and intelligence-linked companies. Ban Chinese military- and intelligence-linked companies from appearing on US stock exchanges. Ban joint research between Chinese and American universities.  Ban investment in corporations with Chinese military and intelligence projects. Schweitzer suggests, Wall Street firms need to consistently apply Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG), SEC standards and National security to all Chinese investments.

Truth remains a challenge for Main Street media, owned or financed by China. The CCP owns Hollywood as well.


James Mann is the former Beijing bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times and is now a scholar at Johns Hopkins University. He argues that “engagement” is essentially a strategic fraud. Clyde Prestowitz, a longtime observer and author on Chinese matters, believes that we should replace engagement with reciprocity. (However, reciprocity cannot exist when one party holds deception as the highest good while the other views truth as the guiding virtue — the Eastern mind set versus the West.)

Schweizer mentions the unlikely but hopeful agreement between Ted Cruz of Texas and Chuck Schumer of NY in upholding the 1938 Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) and the 1966-2019 Foreign Contributions and Things of Value Act, § 30121 & 303(2). Schweizer seems to endorse Prestowitz’s view of “reciprocity in Lou of engagement,” and our hope for further agreement between Ted Cruz (R) and Chuck Schumer (D) in closing the loopholes. In any case we must counter Beijing’s “elite capture strategy.”


Education continues to subvert with political ideology. Universities censor free speech and civil discourse. We no longer teach ethics, western virtues, discipline, logic or civility. Alana Mastrangelo, 3/17/22, writing for Breitbart:  “Nearly 120 woke Yale Law School students disrupted a bipartisan panel about civil liberties last week by trying to shout down and intimidate the speakers — primarily attacking a speaker from Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF)—who had to be escorted out of the building by police. One of America’s best and brightest future Ivy League graduates screeched at the ADF representative: “I will literally fight you, bitch!”




The crisis is now. Ever since Vietnam, our political system and shadow government waged and continues to wage “unrestricted war,” not Democrat against Republican; although, that appears most visible, but globalist against nationalist. If America and the Constitution win, a wall of hatred will remain, much like the post-Civil War reconstruction. Both political parties can be forgiven because their humanitarian goals were hijacked by Globalization. Any post Ukraine reconstruction will of necessity require great leadership from both parties. Democrats no longer have an Andrew Jackson to lead a reconstruction or an academic renaissance. Mending our way to a cooperative post globalist and post war era, will be challenging. It will require generations of education and civility to overcome decades of hate and chaos. 


The US placed sanctions against Russia as a result of Russias invasion of Ukraine. Putin attempts to put the Rubble on the gold standard. Russia’s Central Bank will buy gold at 5000 Rubbles per gram. That strategy effectively undermines the US dollar. Inflation now reaches double digits.The World Economic Forum with Klaus Schwab seeks a world currency, either digital or crypto thus giving governance to a vague international banking elite and access to the activity and spending of every individual. Crypto currency includes a database that governments can access. The future of artificial intelligence (AI) uses a database to record of all your activities. The secret service today announced the confiscation of vast sums of crypto currency engaged in money laundering. Canada already demonstrated a willingness to confiscate bank accounts of truckers and the funds of those contributing to them. Schwab at the World Economic Forum (WEF) suggests AI will become a further means of controlling the ungovernable, further advancing the agenda of the globalists. The inter nationalistic thinkers of Davos, Kristalina Georgieva, Bulgarian economist and managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Christine Lagard, president of the European Central Bank still voice support to globalism and centralization.


What’s going to happen? What’s the conclusion? The outcome of the not so Cold a War between China, Russia, Iran, N Korea versus the West, remains in doubt. The political war between neo-liberal Globalization and Democracy continues. The Four Hors-men of the Acropolis offer a clue. Destruction rode in with the rioting, looting, arsine and political foul play. Putin’s invasion of Ukraine brought us war and pestilence arrived with the COVID19 Wuhan pandemic. Famine could follow.  


Decades of Cold War with Russia now includes China, Iran and don’t forget N Korea. While Ukraine becomes a hot foreign war, our domestic Cold War between Globalization and Democracy heats up as well. 

If we listen to Ray Dalio, a major depression may last for a decade.  Worse yet, a refusal of either political party to accept the outcome of 2022 or 2024 elections might result in open revolution. Dalio refers to the history of populism and revolution. He points to historical conditions like today, suggesting that populists on both sides are fighters and that civil war could emerge.  I trust not.


This chapter explored the subjective and objective attributes of Globalization and its effect on Democracy. We attempt to – peel away the layers of the onion - to find the underlying causes. The assessment paints a clear inditement of, not free trade, but of globalism as a scheme for international governance by élite bankers, technocrats, economists and oligarchs without any credible structure.


Any assessment demands a plan, even if it’s I don’t know what to do. Common sense, however, suggests a few obvious directions to take. Inflation presents todays greatest problem. Austerity as the only solution often hurts more than it helps. The gold standard offers both a break on runaway inflation and a restored confidence. Politicians attempt to reduce the debt through inflation and that only hurts the people’s wealth. The economists at the federal reserve need to find a way to stimulate the velocity multiple in the Gross Domestic Product equation. (GDP) that strategy comes back to the macroeconomic sectoral balances. Follow the money. Stop all deficit trade! This will reverse the drain of liquidity from the small business and demand side of the market. In doing so, the market activity of necessity must increase, a far greater effect on the economy than overall money supply (M1). Market productivity dominates. Intense demand and shortage of products no longer imported would place immediate pressure on demand for local jobs manufacturing and logistics. Eliminating about half of all government jobs, while draconian, would provide for an increased demand for labor and asufficient number of educated entrepreneurs to quickly build the needed productivity in goods and services.


Political warfare must be resolved. Term limits for legislators, same as for the president, would be a start. Democrats might compromise by accepting Republican cry for less government and lower taxes. Republicans might compromise by accepting Democrats cry for cheaper and more education available for all and cheaper healthcare available to all. It appears to me that both parties, once you get past the power and greed, want the same thing for their constituents, not the donors, the people. Their difference comes with how to pay for it. Democrats must accept the requirement for marginal return to satisfy Republicans and Republicans must accept education and healthcare as critical shared infrastructure, for human resource if not humanitarian needs. That being said, education comes as first priority in solving issues, starting at the bottom and also the top. Include civility American history, the constitution, and the classics of western civilization. Don’t forget some discipline. 


Optimistically, we may yet extract ourselves from the flaming caldron of chaos and reclaim our Democracy. Look to the future to understand the past. We’ll see what happens. 





GDP and Money Supply (M1) in trillions




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Note the dramatic increase in money supply 2019 to 2021 and the drop off of velocity from 2007 to 2021. Figures not exact and previously hard to find. St Louis Fed now publishing both M1 and Velocity. 2021 GDP an estimate. Note the pandemic effect in 2020 and 2021. Velocity reflects productivity, income, moral and energy it’s the churn of the economy.



Joseph Stalin dies 3/5/53.

Armistice Korea 7/53

Eisenhower 53-61; J. F. Dulles, Secretary of State

Dien Bien Phu May 1954, Geneva Accords divides Vietnam. 

War ’59-’75, US enters the war ’64, Russia supports North Vietnam.

JFK 61-63, Dean Rusk Sec State

LBJ 63-69, Dean Rusk

Nixon 69-74, Kissinger replaced Rogers as Sec State

Nixon ended the gold standard 8/71

Kissinger China ‘71

Nixon went to China 2/72

Jane Fonda went to Hanoi 7/72, massive US student anti-Vietnam riots.

Carter, Brzezinski, Rockefeller founded the Trilateral Commission 7/73

Nixon resigns 8/74 

Ford 74-77 Kissinger Secretary of State, Rockefeller VP

Carter 77-81 Sec State: Vance; Brzezinski, NSA established.

Diplomatic relations established with China ‘79

Iron Curtain came down 11/89

China most favorable nation, MFN 1996, then 12/2001 made permanent.

Imports of oil1977; trade deficits mushroom

Realization of a Marxist Dialectic in US, emergence of totalitarian behaviors: censorship, propaganda, loss of Constitutional protections January 2021, coincides with COVID19 pandemic and restrictions.

Trudeau evokes emergency powers, confiscates bank accounts, February 16, 2022

Putin invades Ukraine, February 23, 2022

First Suicide of a political prisoner, incarcerated without due process, in the US, February 28, 2022




[1] Macro Economics, Wayne Godley, T Francis Cripps, 1983, British economist formula for financial and sectoral balances

[2] Qiao Liang, born 1955, a retired general in the PLA Air Force,, military theorist, and author, the deputy director of the creative department of the PLAAF, the deputy secretary-general of the Council for National Security Policy Studies, 

Wang Xiangsui (王湘穗, born October 1, 1954) is a professor at Beihang University and a retired senior Colonel in the PLA 



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