Eurasia note #51 - Thinking Through The Fog Of War
Symbols can confuse the willfully blind, but inform those with eyes to see
Stories swirl: Russia will control the Black Sea, or lose it; Ukraine is lost or may rearm.
Sri Lankans burn down politicians houses, tip their cars into rivers.
Turkey obstructs Finland and Sweden joining NATO.
Biolabs in Ukraine spit out secrets of Democratic Party and deep state malfeasance.
EU mulls how to extract grain from Ukraine, but caves on roubles for gas.
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Tbilisi, May 23, 2022
Mariupol has fallen. You may not have heard. There are two wars, one on the ground; another in the media: yet like electrons they attract and collide.
“As the defense of Mariupol ends, fighting in eastern Ukraine….” disembles The Washington Post. Don’t read further; it is euphemism in a battle for your perception.
Azov Battalion has collapsed, reports Jacob Dreizen, a former soldier and a seemingly impartial U.S. observer.
Azov had 10,000 men, a government within a government, partly financed by Ukrainian-Israeli citizen Ihor Kolomoyskyi. Azov is not the end of it. Like Nazi Germany there is rivalry between the interior ministry and the army, with private factions funding their stormtroopers. There are many similar organizations, some more successful than others at PR.
Dreizin argues that Zelenskiy has won his only battle — internally, against the J. Edgar Hoover types who controlled the interior ministry. The FBI founder was an avowed admirer of the Gestapo. And not just for their haircuts, muscles and couture.
But what of the Azov, of which the West is so protective?
"Our father is Bandera, Ukraine is our mother!" (Ukrainian: «Батько наш — Бандера, Україна — мати!») is a Ukrainian patriotic song about the heavily wounded UPA soldier and his mourning mother. So says Wiki.
Decide for yourself. 
The Silence of the Left
Why would big money support Nazis? Is that a question or do we struggle with history and purposely fumble to butter-finger it out of our grasp? Rockefeller, Bush and many wealthy families openly aided and financed the Nazis and their projects. 
Are we, as people, frightened to see where we are going? Would we rather march blindfolded than confront our destination: “Don't tell me where I'm going. Just lead me there and tell me it'll be all right. We’ll accept the worst, so long as we are allowed to define it, so we can stay in our comfort zone.”
”I’ll take the hay.”
Professor William Robinson, of U Cal, Santa Barbara, author of The Global Police State (2017) and his upcoming book Global Civil War, told the Geopolitics and Empire podcast that capitalism may not recover from this profound crisis, even if it goes on for decades and drags humanity down with it. 
“There is a problem with the left which attacks us when we challenge the narrative. We are right wing libertarians, anti-vaxxers....
The official narrative has been defined by capital, especially pharma, yet when we point it out, we are gaslighted as conspiracy theorists.
Even if the pandemic was not caused by global capital it pulled back the veil on this global capitalist system. The pandemic opened up windfall profit opportunities and corporations used it to enter politics and intensify social control.
Pfizer’s profit has jumped from $7-11 billion in the years before the pandemic, to $32 billion last year. It had revenues of $81 billion in 2021 which compares with total public spending on education in the U.S. of $120 billlion.
Prior to Covid the global vaccine market was valued at $40 billion, close to what Pfizer alone earned from Covid. The challenge for pharma was how to expand that, and it achieved its goal.
For decades corporations have been calling for mandatory vaccination for the global population and vaccine passports. The plans were already in place for a capitalist response to any outbreak, including corporate domination, windfall profits and and intensification of mass social control as the new normal,.
It is the transnational capitalist class that tells us what is the truth, and what is not the truth, and then censors us. The left has played into this because it thinks if you criticize the official narrative coming from the capital estate that means you are a Trump supporter, an anti-vaxxer or anti-science. We on the left should objectively evaluate information based on how capitalism works and who the ruling class is.
The global health emergency facilitated this massive transfer of wealth to the rich, heightened their power to surveil and control in the global police state.”
Eight trillion dollars was spent by just the U.S. and EU in bailing out corporations.”
Follow the symbols
Robinson argues the Pandemic served to quell a global revolt and rise of consciousness. All these revolts being a response to global capitalism in crisis that is looking to expand on the backs of the masses.
“In 2017-19 the massive global revolt continued a couple of months into the pandemic. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace tracks global protest. It found from 2018-20 there was significant anti-government protest in 110 countries, involving 230 major actions which overthrew 30 governments.
“George Floyd's murder brought 25 million people into the streets. In the U.S. during the first six months of pandemic there were 1,000 wildcat strikes. In India 2019-20 there was a strike of 150 million workers and farmers. Pandemic comes along they are violently suppressed. Then in late 2020-21 another general strike involving 250 million people. This global revolt is truly unprecedented.”
If one feels tired of explaining what normal should be, read this article by Rav Arora on Global Research. 
Self-destruction or a cult of extinction?