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February 15, 2020

The Fire’s Halo

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It’s very interesting to see a top-tier economic government evidently choosing quarantine for the public health over the economic imperative.
 
That in itself is strong circumstantial evidence that the Chinese government knows or suspects this was a US biological attack. If it had been a Chinese bioweapon screw-up or had arisen from the economy* (commodity food production from factory animals, commodity distribution toward global chains, habitat destruction and economic penetration), they likely wouldn’t be so openly draconian in their response.
 
Maybe China’s calculation is that if the war has reached this level, if the US biological warfare campaign has become an acute enough threat, then it’s finally time to strike back in an economically existential way by crashing the global economy and in the process directly destroy the dollar hegemony.
 
This would not be China’s action, but would proceed logically from the US action. The US imperial position is 100% responsible for its acts of destruction and self-destruction via the blowback it provokes.
 
In the same way the US calculated the timing of its strike (the Chinese New Year), so the perfect time to strike back with economic destruction is during this election year 2020 when the US mass psychological derangement is likely to reach a new peak. It won’t take much more energy being pumped into the turbulence to send the US into full-blown berserk mode.
 
There’s long been a Mutually Assured Destruction doctrine for the globalized economy, but then in the early 20th century that’s what many believed about European economic integration: It “proved” there could be no general European war.
 
They were right to an extent – such integration is inertial against war. But as 1914 proved, they were wrong about the economic factor being all-powerful. The same is true today.
 
*Short of an asteroid impact there’s no longer such a thing as “natural” disasters. All disasters are completely caused (almost all of them) or tremendously magnified by the economic system.
 
 
 
 
 

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