Best of the Week
Most Popular
1. Gold vs Cash in a Financial Crisis - Richard_Mills
2.Current Stock Market Rally Similarities To 1999 - Chris_Vermeulen
3.America See You On The Dark Side Of The Moon - Part2 - James_Quinn
4.Stock Market Trend Forecast Outlook for 2020 - Nadeem_Walayat
5.Who Said Stock Market Traders and Investor are Emotional Right Now? - Chris_Vermeulen
6.Gold Upswing and Lessons from Gold Tops - P_Radomski_CFA
7.Economic Tribulation is Coming, and Here is Why - Michael_Pento
8.What to Expect in Our Next Recession/Depression? - Raymond_Matison
9.The Fed Celebrates While Americans Drown in Financial Despair - John_Mauldin
10.Hi-yo Silver Away! - Richard_Mills
Last 7 days
US COVID-19 Death Toll Higher Than China’s Now. Will Gold Rally? - 4th Apr 20
Concerned That Asia Could Blow A Hole In Future Economic Recovery - 4th Apr 20
Bracing for Europe’s Coronavirus Contractionand Debt Crisis - 4th Apr 20
Stocks: When Grass Looks Greener on the Other Side of the ... Pond - 3rd Apr 20
How the C-Factor Could Decimate 2020 Global Gold and Silver Production - 3rd Apr 20
US Between Scylla and Charybdis Covid-19 - 3rd Apr 20
Covid19 What's Your Risk of Death Analysis by Age, Gender, Comorbidities and BMI - 3rd Apr 20
US Coronavirus Infections & Deaths Trend Trajectory - How Bad Will it Get? - 2nd Apr 20
Silver Looks Bearish Short to Medium Term - 2nd Apr 20
Mickey Fulp: 'Never Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste' - 2nd Apr 20
Stock Market Selloff Structure Explained – Fibonacci On Deck - 2nd Apr 20
COVID-19 FINANCIAL LOCKDOWN: Can PAYPAL Be Trusted to Handle US $1200 Stimulus Payments? - 2nd Apr 20
Day in the Life of Coronavirus LOCKDOWN - Sheffield, UK - 2nd Apr 20
UK Coronavirus Infections and Deaths Trend Trajectory - Deviation Against Forecast - 1st Apr 20
Huge Unemployment Is Coming. Will It Push Gold Prices Up? - 1st Apr 20
Gold Powerful 2008 Lessons That Apply Today - 1st Apr 20
US Coronavirus Infections and Deaths Projections Trend Forecast - Video - 1st Apr 20
From Global Virus Acceleration to Global Debt Explosion - 1st Apr 20
UK Supermarkets Coronavirus Panic Buying Before Lock Down - Tesco Empty Shelves - 1st Apr 20
Gold From a Failed Breakout to a Failed Breakdown - 1st Apr 20
P FOR PANDEMIC - 1st Apr 20
The Past Stock Market Week Was More Important Than You May Understand - 31st Mar 20
Coronavirus - No, You Do Not Hear the Fat Lady Warming Up - 31st Mar 20
Life, Religions, Business, Globalization & Information Technology In The Post-Corona Pandemics Age - 31st Mar 20
Three Charts Every Stock Market Trader and Investor Must See - 31st Mar 20
Coronavirus Stocks Bear Market Trend Forecast - Video - 31st Mar 20
Coronavirus Dow Stocks Bear Market Into End April 2020 Trend Forecast - 31st Mar 20
Is it better to have a loan or credit card debt when applying for a mortgage? - 31st Mar 20
US and UK Coronavirus Trend Trajectories vs Bear Market and AI Stocks Sector - 30th Mar 20
Are Gold and Silver Mirroring 1999 to 2011 Again? - 30th Mar 20
Stock Market Next Cycle Low 7th April - 30th Mar 20
United States Coronavirus Infections and Deaths Trend Forecasts Into End April 2020 - 29th Mar 20
Some Positives in a Virus Wracked World - 29th Mar 20
Expert Tips to Save on Your Business’s Office Supply Purchases - 29th Mar 20
An Investment in Life - 29th Mar 20
Sheffield Coronavirus Pandemic Infections and Deaths Forecast - 29th Mar 20
UK Coronavirus Infections and Deaths Projections Trend Forecast - Video - 28th Mar 20
The Great Coronavirus Depression - Things Are Going to Change. Here’s What We Should Do - 28th Mar 20
One of the Biggest Stock Market Short Covering Rallies in History May Be Imminent - 28th Mar 20
The Fed, the Coronavirus and Investing - 28th Mar 20
Women’s Fashion Trends in the UK this 2020 - 28th Mar 20
The Last Minsky Financial Snowflake Has Fallen – What Now? - 28th Mar 20
UK Coronavirus Infections and Deaths Projections Trend Forecast Into End April 2020 - 28th Mar 20
DJIA Coronavirus Stock Market Technical Trend Analysis - 27th Mar 20
US and UK Case Fatality Rate Forecast for End April 2020 - 27th Mar 20
US Stock Market Upswing Meets Employment Data - 27th Mar 20
Will the Fed Going Nuclear Help the Economy and Gold? - 27th Mar 20
What you need to know about the impact of inflation - 27th Mar 20
CoronaVirus Herd Immunity, Flattening the Curve and Case Fatality Rate Analysis - 27th Mar 20
NHS Hospitals Before Coronavirus Tsunami Hits (Sheffield), STAY INDOORS FINAL WARNING! - 27th Mar 20
CoronaVirus Curve, Stock Market Crash, and Mortgage Massacre - 27th Mar 20
Finding an Expert Car Accident Lawyer - 27th Mar 20
We Are Facing a Depression, Not a Recession - 26th Mar 20
US Housing Real Estate Market Concern - 26th Mar 20
Covid-19 Pandemic Affecting Bitcoin - 26th Mar 20
Italy Coronavirus Case Fataility Rate and Infections Trend Analysis - 26th Mar 20
Why Is Online Gambling Becoming More Popular? - 26th Mar 20
Dark Pools of Capital Profiting from Coronavirus Stock Markets CRASH! - 26th Mar 20
CoronaVirus Herd Immunity and Flattening the Curve - 25th Mar 20
Coronavirus Lesson #1 for Investors: Beware Predictions of Stock Market Bottoms - 25th Mar 20
CoronaVirus Stock Market Trend Implications - 25th Mar 20
Pandemonium in Precious Metals Market as Fear Gives Way to Command Economy - 25th Mar 20
Pandemics and Gold - 25th Mar 20
UK Coronavirus Hotspots - Cities with Highest Risks of Getting Infected - 25th Mar 20
WARNING US Coronavirus Infections and Deaths Going Ballistic! - 24th Mar 20
Coronavirus Crisis - Weeks Where Decades Happen - 24th Mar 20
Industry Trends: Online Casinos & Online Slots Game Market Analysis - 24th Mar 20
Five Amazingly High-Tech Products Just on the Market that You Should Check Out - 24th Mar 20
UK Coronavirus WARNING - Infections Trend Trajectory Worse than Italy - 24th Mar 20
Rick Rule: 'A Different Phrase for Stocks Bear Market Is Sale' - 24th Mar 20
Stock Market Minor Cycle Bounce - 24th Mar 20
Gold’s century - While stocks dominated headlines, gold quietly performed - 24th Mar 20
Big Tech Is Now On The Offensive Against The Coronavirus - 24th Mar 20
Socialism at Its Finest after Fed’s Bazooka Fails - 24th Mar 20
Dark Pools of Capital Profiting from Coronavirus Stock and Financial Markets CRASH! - 23rd Mar 20
Will Trump’s Free Cash Help the Economy and Gold Market? - 23rd Mar 20
Coronavirus Clarifies Priorities - 23rd Mar 20
Could the Coronavirus Cause the Next ‘Arab Spring’? - 23rd Mar 20
Concerned About The US Real Estate Market? Us Too! - 23rd Mar 20
Gold Stocks Peak Bleak? - 22nd Mar 20
UK Supermarkets Coronavirus Panic Buying, Empty Tesco Shelves, Stock Piling, Hoarding Preppers - 22nd Mar 20
US Coronavirus Infections and Deaths Going Ballistic as Government Start to Ramp Up Testing - 21st Mar 20
Your Investment Portfolio for the Next Decade—Fix It with the “Anti-Stock” - 21st Mar 20
CORONA HOAX: This Is Almost Completely Contrived and Here’s Proof - 21st Mar 20
Gold-Silver Ratio Tops 100; Silver Headed For Sub-$10 - 21st Mar 20
Coronavirus - Don’t Ask, Don’t Test - 21st Mar 20
Napag and Napag Trading Best Petroleum & Crude Oil Company - 21st Mar 20
UK Coronavirus Infections Trend Trajectory Worse than Italy - Government PANICs! Sterling Crashes! - 20th Mar 20
UK Critical Care Nurse Cries at Empty SuperMarket Shelves, Coronavirus Panic Buying Stockpiling - 20th Mar 20
Coronavirus Is Not an Emergency. It’s a War - 20th Mar 20
Why You Should Invest in the $5 Gold Coin - 20th Mar 20
Four Key Stock Market Questions To This Coronavirus Crisis Everyone is Asking - 20th Mar 20
Gold to Silver Ratio’s Breakout – Like a Hot Knife Through Butter - 20th Mar 20
The Coronavirus Contraction - Only Cooperation Can Defeat Impending Global Crisis - 20th Mar 20
Is This What Peak Market Fear Looks Like? - 20th Mar 20
Alessandro De Dorides - Business Consultant - 20th Mar 20
Why a Second Depression is Possible but Not Likely - 20th Mar 20

Market Oracle FREE Newsletter

Coronavirus-bear-market-2020-analysis

US Exceptionalism And White Supremacy

Politics / US Politics Dec 01, 2014 - 04:07 PM GMT

By: Andrew_McKillop

Politics

Obama Fumbles and the World Burns
An excellent summary and analysis of why the Obama White House has been overwhelmed by what we can call “legacy policy”, and has become the most paranoid US administration in decades – far surpassing rven Georfe W Bush – is given by professor Joel Migdal in his latest book (' Shifting Sands: The United States in the Middle East ). Migdal traces the basic problem to US exceptionalism – the cornerstone of foreign policy since Roosevelt and Truman – being totally unsuited to a “multipolar world” in which the US has to engage with and against a shifting set of allies and enemies on constantly changing issues, where today's friend is tomorrow's rival and vice versa. Like others (including Kissinger and Brzezinski!) he divides the post-1945 world into the period ending with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989-90, and what happened after a 10-year “reflexion and incubation period” ending in 2001.


George W. Bush launched the war on terror. To be sure, during the Clinton years there had been post-Soviet “containment; or “pushing back” of an already defeated Russia through actively recruiting new east European Nato members, but this fitted the European ally's own expansion agenda or Drang nach Osten. Leading Eurocrats and planners even imagined that Mongolia, as well as Morocco and Mauretania could become “associated nations” of the Union. Why not add Afghanistan, Ukraine, Belarus and the odd breakaway republic from the Russian Federation?  As is known to at least some, the EU flag has 12 stars (not 28) because each star represents one of the 12 Apostles.                 

On repeated occasions Putin's Russia has requested to join the EU. It even made overtures aiming at Nato membership. Although denied a place in the EU, Turkey was allowed to join Nato, but as Migdal does not say, denial of Russian membership in the EU and Nato was due to legacy-politics, whilst Turkey's exclusion from the EU was mainly due to legacy racism. The “core EU”, if it exists, is theoretically a club reserved for white majority Christian-heritage nations with economies based on crony capitalism, exactly like the USA.

During the cold war, European and US geopolitical interests could be said to have been “on the same page” but in the post-1989 multipolar world even US-European relations can be strained. This was shown by difficulties raising European support for the 2003 Iraq war, and subsequent colonial-flavored military adventures including the 2011 Libyan campaign to unseat and kill Muammar Gaddafi – opening the door for Islamic terror in a ruined and destroyed nation, much closer to Europe than the USA. Raising EU support for “regime change war” in Syrian has also proven difficult, and at the level of the UN Security Council will be rigorously opposed by Russia - and by China. US-led sanctions against Iran have encountered similar problems, in this case being entirely rejected by India and China, for reasons which include very deep-seated suspicion of what the USA's “real agenda” might be.

Global Exceptionalism and the Middle East
Migdal points out that long gone are the days when the US could put its “boots on the ground” wherever and whenever it wanted. He identifies the key period in which this doctrine or belief became sacrosanct in Washington. In the few years between the Feb 14, 1945 USS Quincy meeting of Roosevelt and Saudi Arabia's King Al-Saud, the founding of Israel with Soviet agreement, and the start of the Cold War, the cult of US exceptionalism emerged – with a “special interest” in the Middle East.

There was supposedly no alternative, somewhat like the Bourbon “learn nothing-forget nothing” policy. The cold war “froze the dynamic” of mostly imaginary Soviet expansionism in Europe, but triggered a long and bloody series of so-called brushfire and local wars almost worldwide. The Korean war was the first which opposed the US against China, as much as “global communism”, and was a war in which the US lost more troops killed in action than in all European theatres through 1941-45. This war ended in stalemate, with no total victory for the US and its local proxy. The Vietnam war, which through its French phase started in 1948, and for the USA in 1955 lasted another 20 years before the total defeat and retreat of the US in its attempt to impose a white-dominated political agenda in a yellow-colored nation. The USA's defeat was another clear wake up call for US expansionists whenever they probe too closely to China, as is shown in the negative by their very low level, if repeated attempts to use the “Tibet card” to threaten China. This can be compared with Obama's newly revived expansionists and their attitude to Russia using the Ukraine card.

Today, the Obama administration could scenarize the results of another war with China using a thinly-veiled proxy or proxies, but prefers to recycle cold war-era nostalgic dreams of a standoff with white and Christian-heritage Russia. This is a fatal error of the US, and its not-numerous like-minded European allies which since 2001, in Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Libya and Syria have not only underestimated the changing types and meanings of war, but have also completely ignored the reality of globalization and a multipolar world. Obama fumbles and the world burns.

Racist Overreach
The Middle East has been the burning focus of this double defect. In this region, where Arab Islam and Iranian Islam have no need for massive additional quantities of political ill-will and interference to combat one another – proven by Persian-Arab rivalry dating from well before the start of the Islamic religion more than 1400 years ago – the Obama administration has made every imaginable error. Joel Migdal provides several examples, including the strange somnambulistic reaction and response to ISIS or ISIL, passing from extreme complacency and disinterest, to outright panic when the patient – Barack Obama – woke from his nostalgic slumbers to find it was not just a bad dream. And overreacted.

White supremacist racism, which Obama could call the “Ferguson complex” is in no way new and can be devastating. Interviewed on Aljazeera UK television in November, some real Aryans were asked their opinion about the German Nazi theory or doctrine of “Aryan superiority”.  Real or genuine Aryans are still to be found in isolated hilly mountainous regions of Iran, towards the Caspian Sea. Highly independent and self-sufficient pastoralists aand small farmers they explain that among their small communities they have Zoroastrians, Christians, Muslims and polytheists and certainly do not cut each others throats at the slightest excuse. A surprising number of them have heard about Germany and its Nazism, but a villager headman interviewed by Aljazeera's reporter said that Adolf Hitler's ravings were above all “trivial and ridiculous”. He added: “What did faraway Germany ever have to do with Aryans? We are the Aryans!”

In Germany however, Hitler's white supremacist racism was, for a while, a vote-winner among the middle classes as well as the working classes. It provided a nicely-simplified, idiot-friendly and ridiculous worldview as well suited to the Age of Twitter as the 1930s – possibly even more so. The cult of American exceptionalism was likewise highly suited to the mass idiocy of a supposedly educated, mostly white audience of mostly-European immigrants to the “empty continent” - or emptied subcontinent of the USA wherever it was necessary to get rid of its indigenous peoples. Hitler's attempted genocide of the Jews and Slavs was a failure, but the genocidal extermination of complete “tribes” or nations of American indigenous peoples is a known and documented historical fact.

Likewise, the white US elites, freshly processed and graduated from Harvard or Yale, can imagine they have a cleaned-up version of Ku Klux Klan “ideology” to exercize total American dominance or “moral authority” in the 21st century – but they are woefully wrong! The multipolar world notably includes China and India, both of them non-white and non-western, and both of them with a history of very recent European colonialist dominance and US exploitation, when they were in a position of weakness. US strategists must learn that racism stokes and provokes counter-racism, no less so than in the Middle East.

Historically speaking the European Crusades, which “classically” started in 1095 but had several outrunners dating to the start of the 11th century, could be called in part white racist rampages, provoking Arab racist backlash including the use of Islam as an anti-white ideology. European colonization of the Caribbean, South America, Africa and Asia most certainly included and utilised white supremacist notions and the racist interpretation of Christianity. Backlash and blowback in the form of anti-white racism should be no surprise at all.

As Newtonian physics states, action and reaction are equal and opposite, therefore the Obama administration, and its European allies, cannot feign surprise that - for example in the Middle East - foreign policy influenced by white racism has not provoked Arab nationalism, but Arab racism which will be much harder to deal with than – for example – Russia's ruffled nationalism. The so-called “phenomenon” of ISIS or ISIL is riddled with Arab racism thinly disguised as the “defence of Islam”. On the wider global scale also, the legacy of white western supremacist thinking and action will make any gloves-off tussles with ICBM and nuclear-owning China or India very, very dangerous because these will be short-fuze crises, nothing like the useless standoff with Putin's Russia over Ukraine. Anti-white racism was pre-installed by the “culture contact” past, both pre-1945 and post-1945, and hard-wired into the near future. Racism, very simply, cuts both ways and the Obama administration would need to be especially stupid to not take account of that.

By Andrew McKillop

Contact: xtran9@gmail.com

Former chief policy analyst, Division A Policy, DG XVII Energy, European Commission. Andrew McKillop Biographic Highlights

Co-author 'The Doomsday Machine', Palgrave Macmillan USA, 2012

Andrew McKillop has more than 30 years experience in the energy, economic and finance domains. Trained at London UK’s University College, he has had specially long experience of energy policy, project administration and the development and financing of alternate energy. This included his role of in-house Expert on Policy and Programming at the DG XVII-Energy of the European Commission, Director of Information of the OAPEC technology transfer subsidiary, AREC and researcher for UN agencies including the ILO.

© 2014 Copyright Andrew McKillop - All Rights Reserved Disclaimer: The above is a matter of opinion provided for general information purposes only and is not intended as investment advice. Information and analysis above are derived from sources and utilising methods believed to be reliable, but we cannot accept responsibility for any losses you may incur as a result of this analysis. Individuals should consult with their personal financial advisor.

Andrew McKillop Archive

© 2005-2019 http://www.MarketOracle.co.uk - The Market Oracle is a FREE Daily Financial Markets Analysis & Forecasting online publication.


Post Comment

Only logged in users are allowed to post comments. Register/ Log in

6 Critical Money Making Rules