Late last month, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists unveiled its “Doomsday Clock” for the 26th time since its creation in 1947, declaring that the hands on the clock would remain where they had been at the last setting, in 2018. Rachel Bronson, the bulletin’s president, described the environment in which the bulletin assesses the threats faced by the world today (which have expanded beyond nuclear to include climate change and cyber) as the “new abnormal,” and noted that no one should take comfort from the fact that the hands of the clock have not moved.
“This new abnormal,” Bronson wrote in her statement explaining the decision, “is a pernicious and dangerous departure from the time when the United States sought a leadership role in designing and supporting global agreements that advanced a safer and healthier planet. The new abnormal describes a moment in which fact is becoming indistinguishable from fiction, undermining our very abilities to develop and apply solutions to the big problems of our time.”…
Could there be any doubt, given the establishment’s dogged determination to frame russia for the ultra-incriminating DNC email leaks, and its coverup of the the murder of Seth Rich (which was in all likelihood committed by agents of the DNC), not to mention NATO’s years of preparation for a nuclear first strike on russia (for which the american people are ill prepared (unlike the russians and chinese, whose governments value their own citizens) that we would already be at war with russia if hillary had won the 2016 election? And there’s a good chance that YOU, dear reader, would be among the first casualties.
You don’t have to be a trumpster to be willing to count your blessings.
Russia and China’s refusals to support their own military domination by propping up the petro-dollar after it was mortally wounded in 2008 by the “fed” and its accomplices on wall street, is certainly a sufficient reason for sufficiently evil people to prefer nuclear war to public exposure and prosecution. War resets everything. It’s a perfect excuse to shift blame for economic disaster to foreigners. Public memories of culpability vanish. They really have no choice. And it’s ultra-profitable to boot. Motive, means and opportunity.
Yes, things really are that bad. And when the dollar goes south, things will get much worse, especially if the government’s own lengthy preparations for dealing with its manufactured masses of newly destitute americans are carried out. We are worse than expendable. We are a liability.