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Asia Times Pepe Escobar Dragon flies, eagle crashes at geoeconomics summits

aka “Dragon flies, eagle crashes at geo-economic summits”

XI made his case for multilateralism, international cooperation and Global South representation while Trump was absent or golfing.

By PEPE ESCOBAR

Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Asia Times,

Four geoeconomic summits compressed in one week tell the story of where we stand in these supremely dystopian times…

The (virtual) signing of RCEP in Vietnam was followed by the equally virtual BRICS meeting hosted by Moscow, the APEC meeting hosted by Malaysia, and the G20 this past weekend hosted by Saudi Arabia.

Cynics have not failed to note the spectacular theater of the absurd of having the Top 20 – at least in theory – economies discussing what is arguably the turning point in the world-system linked to a beheading-friendly desert oil hacienda with a 7th century mentality.

The Riyadh declaration did its best to lift the somber planetary mood, vowing to deploy “all available policy tools” (no precise details) to contain Covid-19 and heroically “save” the global economy by “advancing” global pandemic preparedness, vaccine development and distribution – in tandem with debt relief – for the Global South.

Not a peep about The Great Reset – the Brave New World scheme concocted by Herr Schwab of Davos and fully supported by the IMF, Big Tech, transnational Big Capital interests and the oh so benign Prince Charles. Meanwhile, off the record, G20 sherpas moaned about the lack of real global governance and multiple attacks on multilateralism.

And not a peep as well about the real life vaccine war between the expensive Western candidates – Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca – and the much cheaper Russia-China versions – Sputnik V and Sinovac.

What seems to be the case is that any agenda – sinister or otherwise – fits the one-size-fits-all vow by the G20 to provide “opportunities of the 21st century for all by empowering people, safeguarding the planet, and shaping new frontiers.”

The House of Xi

At the G20, President Xi Jinping did not waste the chance – after RCEP, BRICS and APEC – to once again emphasize China’s priorities: multilateralism, support for WTO reform, ample international cooperation on vaccine research and production.

But then, in tandem with reducing tariffs and facilitating the trade of crucial medical supplies, Xi proposed a global health QR code – a sound way to restore global travel and trade: “While containing the virus, we need to restore the secure and smooth operation of global industrial and supply chains.”

Predictably, there were howls about neo-Orwellian intrusion, comparing the QR code with the exceptionally misunderstood Chinese credit system. Herr Schwab’s Great Reset in fact proposes something similar, with even more neo-Orwellian overtones, disguised under an innocent “Covid Pass” app, or highly secure “health passport”.

What Xi has proposed amounts to just a mutual recognition of health certificates, issued by different nations, based on nucleic acid tests. No gene altering vaccines coupled with nanochips. These QR codes, incorporated to health apps, are already used for domestic travel in China.

Chinese officials have made it very clear that Beijing has been working as the representative of the Global South inside the G20. That’s multilateralism in action. And the multilateralist drive extends from RCEP – signed between 15 nations – to the brilliant Sun Tzu maneuver of China now accepting even the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), the successor of the Obama-promoted and Trump-detonated TPP.

This revival – a case of Make TPP Chinese Again – can be envisaged because Beijing not only has mastered how to contain Covid-19 but is also recovering in lightning speed. China will be the only major economy growing in 2020 – de facto leading the world to a tentative post-Covid paradigm.

What the APEC meeting made crystal clear is that with East Asia graphically hitting the economic limelight, as seen with RCEP, much vaunted US “leadership” inevitably diminishes.

APEC promoted a so-called Putrajaya Vision 2040, condensing an “open, dynamic, resilient and peaceful” Asia-Pacific all the way to 2040. That neatly ties in with the three accumulated five-year Chinese plans all the way to 2035, approved last month at the CCP plenum in Beijing.

The emphasis, once again, is on multilateralism and an open global economy.

Few are more capable to capture the moment than Professor Wang Yiwei at the Institute of International Affairs at Renmin University, who wrote the best Chinese book on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Wang stresses how China is in a period of “strategic opportunity” and is now “the most powerful leader of globalization”. China’s emphasis on multilateralism will “activate the connectivity and vitality of a trade platform like RCEP”.

Stranger than fiction

Now compare all of the above with Trump at the G20 tweeting about the election dystopia and privileging golfing instead of discussing Covid-19 containment.

And then there’s The Elements of the China Challenge, the new 74-page delusional epic concocted by the office of secretary Mike “We Lie, We Cheat, We Steal” Pompeo.

Diplomatic howls comparing it with the notorious George Kennan “long telegram” that codified the containment of the USSR in the Cold War are nonsense. Chinese Foreign Ministry reaction was more to the point: this was concocted by some “living fossils of the Cold War” and is doomed to end up “being consigned to the dustbin of history”.

President Xi Jinping, at RCEP, BRICS, APEC and the G20, concisely laid out the Chinese case: multilateralism, international cooperation on multiple fields, an open global economy, due representation of Global South’s interests.

As we wait for a set of imponderables all the way to January 20, 2021, perhaps an angular approach to what may lie ahead for the world economy is best offered by fiction.

Enter Billions, season 5, episode 2, dialogue written by Andrew Ross Sorkin.

Axe: “You know they call us traders ‘gamblers’. The world’s economy is one big casino, fueled by a giant debt bubble and computer driven derivatives. And there’s only one thing better than being a gambler at a casino.”

Wags: “That’s being the house.”

Axe: “That’s right. There’s a systemized machine out there, sucking capital from localities and injecting it into the global markets, where it can be used to speculate and manipulate. And if something goes wrong there are bailouts and bail-ins, federal aid and easing. Where the government doesn’t hunt you down, but instead gives you a nice soft net to land in.”

Wags: “That’s your answer to the fireside chat: You want to become a bank.”

Axe: “I want to become a bank.”

Wags: “In order to rob it?”

Axe: “In order that I don’t have to.”

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THE MARSHALL REPORT

So don’t let spin doctors and fake media tell you lies about the woman who is bringing down the giants in the swamp! And there are a great number of them, more than anyone could have imagined!

Powell stated that the ‘New World Order’ has ‘OVERTHROWN The Republican Party’ and that the Republican Party sold its soul to the “New World Order” in return for large cash payments in the form of “enormous bribes.” Sidney Powell warned the GOP risks being “neutered like a bitch” by “the Great Reset” in 2021 if President Trump’s second term is stolen from him by “children of darkness.”

Thank you to Sidney Powell for exposing corruption on all sides. The Republican Party sold out for some cash and the American People have found out! Now wait and see the real uniting- patriots stand for a nation not a party! RINOS join your minions on…

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The 911 #attacks on #humanity and the broadcasting of the planned destruction of the #NYC #WTC changed my life forever…

… that day destroyed many families and their dreams … I have moved on, but I will never forget that day as long as I am alive…

James With

#11thSeptember2001 #911Truth #Terrorism #Hope #Love
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Sunrise, 5th June 2020, City of Angels, River of Kings

The 5th June 2020 started out just like any other day for me, waking up early, checking the time and taking a shot of the sun rising from my bedroom overlooking the City of Angels and the River of Kings in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Then mid-morning, not long after posting a new graphic announcement highlighting Australia‘s top foreign investment partners, my Twitter accounts were simultaneously suspended.

World Map showing Foreign Investment into Australia

One can only guess at the reason … and despite many attempts to login at the time of publishing this article more than six Twitter accounts are suspended. Some were not suspended, however when attempts were made to login, these then became immediately suspended too.

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Are these Twitter account suspensions because I had recently launch a new film project?

Are these Twitter account suspensions because the United States is under attack by Antifa, recently designated an international terrorist group?

Are these Twitter account suspensions because of some other reason? Time will likely show…

Who knows? Let’s see when, if ever, I get access to these accounts returned? I am not holding my breathe for these. Social media has become ever more unreliable, manipulated and overrun with junk and misinformation.

As a concerned human being I can only hope that citizens of the world stay connected, wishing that humanity can solve its problems and live in peace and harmony.

James With

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5th June 2020

However, today it isn’t “All Quiet on the Western Front” … Fires rage across the United States of America, in cities people are angry; wars are raging across the global landscape; Governments are finding it increasingly difficult to control people.

“Im Westen nichts Neues” Erich Maria Remarque, 1929

The year 2020 is significant, not only for those with 20-20 vision: The 21st Century is in its 21st year. Whether or not one focuses on numerology, psychology, pathology, science and fiction, it is clear humanity is experiencing a dynamic flux point. As human beings we are manifestations of our environments. With heightened awareness comes greater responsibility.

“All is not Quiet on the Western Front” James With, 2020

Artificial intelligence is already on display and in practice; human ignorance is the fuel that feeds the narrative and drives the machines, gaining ever great powers and controls over humanity. Neural networks, artificial and biological, are the coded cells driving AI, filtering actions, reactions, causes and courses, creating pandemic and pandemonium alike.

This Pathological Deception has no boundaries; NASA with the help of Space X sent men away from planet Earth in a corollary of meaningless exuberance, a distraction from the most pressing puzzles of our own existence. The solutions are in our minds; the stars have existed long before our planet was formed. There are no limits, there is no rhyme and reason, only methods applied repetitively, mixed and rehashed in endless, timeless geopolitical ground loops and thermal radiation clusters.

Run Lu Xun run; life is not like a box of chocolate; watch before it’s too late, data deletion and removal is accelerating. Many will attempt to sweet talk and deceive.

You wouldn’t believe me if I told you… Life is a video gamer’s paradise, and the thinking persons Hell on Earth… there is no escaping reality; there is only hope for humanity.

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James With 🙏

First published on Sunday, 31st May 2020

Where does one begin to hide when the enemy is living inside? How do you secure things? What does it take to defend your family and loved ones, animals and livelihoods from the menace within?

An airborne, highly contagious biological weapon developed and spread via a network of shadow operatives and laboratories; scientists, engaged and manipulated by rogue military agents, dangerous research kept secret by Governments, compounding systemic risks, and States petrified of losing control of their citizens, economies, finances, and markets.

A Natural Regressive Approach Against Humanity

Pathological Deception ... A natural regressive approach against humanity.

Pathological DeceptionA natural regressive approach against humanity… Zooming in on the use of Bio-Weapons after 9/11.

James With has developed an original concept piece that is based upon extensive research that delves deep into the convoluted and interwoven webs of cyber warfare, darkness and evil that interconnect countries, Governments, States secrets, rogue agents, military personnel, scientists and viral pathogens, manipulated to create terrifying weapons of mass destruction that have been unleashed on humanity.

The treatment is designed as a television series, and would work equally as effectively as a feature length motion picture.

Production partners are being sourced to produce the project in association with writer and producer James With and TRI-US Entertainment.

Expressions of interest can be made to Stark Networks, which is handling negotiations, contracting and private client investment for the project.

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COVID Saloon

COVID Saloon … we’ll meet again…

JAMES WITH

JAMES WITH, May 25 · 2 min read

We’ll meet again, out of sight, out of mindlessness, without spite, and out of range … touching on what matters … and we certainly won’t be looking at each other from a distance, or peering through some Venere of planetary panning …

“COVID Saloon” by James With

Let’s face it… we all know the power games, just some aren’t willing to accept the reality of the abnormal, the abysmal and the labyrinth of life’s pathogens, paving ways of fiction against a backdrop of pathetic reality… the wars, the abuses, poverty and portrayals, whores of money, addicts of power… Abacus, Backgammon, Chess, Go, Monopoly, Mahjong… nuclear, nucleus, pathological, psychological…

“WWIII 2.1” by James With

Mark to market, smash the markets, manipulate, recalculate, emasculate, gesticulate, infiltrate, castrate, castagate … blame, frame, inflame, with all the more unreason, treason, to infuriate, conflagrate, agitate, poison minds over matters, matter of fact without truth…

“Look Behind You” by James With

I see it differently, let’s discuss it privately before going public? Doing what you want to do, doing it well, excelling and following your beliefs, is success in itself, which will determine which obligations, invitations, and people you want to be responsible for and/or share time with, be it mentoring, minding, relaying or relaxing … doing what you want is what makes one truly successful.

It’s important to find balance, keep moving, keep spinning and rotating the mind amidst the cacophony of noise, to grow and nurture, nourish and provide, be it wisdom, wealth and/or worry…

“Reflection in Vienna” by James With

#Artists #perspective “COVID SALOON” by James With #JamesWith @JamesWith #COVID #tracing #privacy #social #distancing #GreatArt2020 #GreatDepression #history #security #arts #culture 

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For Those Who are FrustratedFor those who are frustrated

By James Wearing Smith, 9th May 2020

For those who are frustrated, confused and perhaps feeling lost or scared today and who may like to put their present predicament into a brief historical perspective, reflection can be a great health benefit, possibly better than any spurious vaccine, and certainly better than watching the latest drama series peppered with inuendo and conditioning dialogue.

Imagine you if were born in 1900 …  At the age of 14, World War I; you’re witnessing the beginning of a brutal and vicious war said to last until you are 18; they say 22 million people died in WWI. At the end of the year, an epidemic known as the Spanish flu hits the planet and lasts until your 20th year in life;  they say, 50 million people died from influenza in those two years. In 1929, by which time you’re 29, the Great Depression begins: Unemployment reaches 25%, world GDP falls 27% and the challenges persist until you’re at least 33 years old.

History books say the world almost collapses; the world economy generated multitudes of unemployed and hopelessness (a bit like today). By the time you’re 39 years old, World War II begins (and you’re probably thinking ‘Why is all this happening in my lifetime?’).

By your 41st birthday, the United States enters WWII. Between the ages of 39 and 45 years old, if you were one of the “chosen ones”, you get drafted into the military to fight against people the Government says are your enemies; you are forced to assist the ‘Global War Effort’ (often against one’s personal wishes), and if you are really “lucky”, you actually survive; they say 75 million people died in that war.

Close to your 50th birthday, the Korean War begins; they say, 5 million died. At 55, the American War (aka Vietnam War) begins and does not end for 20 years: they say, 4 million people are declared officially dead in that conflict.

By the time you are 62, you are witnessing the Cuban Missile Crisis and threats of nuclear Armageddon and the Cold War. Russia and the USA, at loggerheads, however ‘miraculously’ the leaders step back from their seemingly intractable positions, and the world doesn’t end.

Life on our planet as we know it might have ended then, but here we are alive and still fighting wars, decades later. If you’re still alive, you’ve attained the age of 75, and US President Richard Nixon declares the Vietnam War to be over and pulled their troops out very quickly.

More Black Ops, covert wars and “hot wars” have erupted since and propagated the planet; African countries, Afghanistan, Columbia, Middle Eastern countries, Iraq, Libya, Syria, and on… Propaganda, lies, Fake News and media manipulation spirals to a level to make you want to shut off and shut out everything coming into your personal space… now, you’re being told a global pandemic virus, which attacks everyone with elderly people more susceptible to dying from disease could wipe you out. You’re being told to stay in-doors and when venturing outside you’re being persecuted if you come into physical contact with others.

You’re thinking, I’ve made it this far, I’m tired and I need a rest… I’m getting old, I am old, I’m 120  years old!

And yet, because you’ve made it all this way, you’re also thinking… “This is nonsense, if I die, it’s because it’s my time to move on. Many haven’t lived as long!” Difficult times create strong men and women, strong people and communities create harmony.

When times are easy, people often become lazy, ignorant and fragile. Those who contribute to creating the difficult times are not to be admired. Those who have fought through difficult times, and those who overcame the difficulties and challenges and survived are the real heroes.

Life is a cycle and we will have to go through our own difficult times, we can choose to fight, we can choose to do this together and we can choose to remain strong in order to create lasting peace and prosperity for all … Look back on the past, learn from it, and work together to keep building a truly nicer, happier, cleaner, more transparent world for future generations.

James With, 9th May 2020

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