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Missive # 251


Nasruddin was visiting a new town for the first time. He didn’t know anybody in the town, and he wasn’t sure what to do or where to go; it made him feel uneasy.

He decided to enter the first door he found open: a carpenter’s shop.

“Hello!” said the carpenter.

“Hello!” replied Nasruddin. “Did you see me just now walk into your shop?”

“Yes,” replied the carpenter, not sure what Nasruddin was getting at.

“And have you ever seen me before?” asked Nasruddin.

“No, I’ve never seen you before,” admitted the carpenter.

“Then how did you know it was me?”

This Tale is from “Tiny Tales of Nasruddin” by Laura Gibbs. The book is licensed under the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license. © 2019-2022 Laura Gibbs.

So the interesting and important point here is that the West is huffing and puffing. It’s going to try as hard as it can in preventing the emergence of this new order, but I do not believe on the basis of everything I know that it can possibly succeed.

It can huff and it can puff, but it cannot blow down the structures that the global majority is building. Indeed, it’s going to find that its own structures, the so-called rules-based international order are actually built out of straw or at best wood while the global majority is building its house step-by-step, albeit slowly, but it is building it, pardon the pun, but with bricks.

So I think Pepe and Michael, we are ready to start our discussion. And so I thought we would start off with impressions of Valdai, but I know Pepe that you in particular are eager also to talk about an event, not in the past, but an event that is about to take place, the Belt and Road Summit, which is going to take place in China, which you are following closely. So talk about that and also connect it with Valdai if you could, please. — Multipolarity: China, Russia, Israel, India, And The Difficult Birth Of A New World By Michael Hudson

This quote is from a good posting; suggested reading.

 Now, voting is one of the few freedoms that the Elites have allowed the American people to retain…they tolerate it because it maintains the illusion that people actually participate in the government while distracting the public so that they don’t start asking questions about who actually runs things. Nonetheless, Trump poses a problem for them; but Trump is only one man, so question becomes how to deal with him.… Nothing is actually going to change until and unless Americans start forgetting about Party Politics and start focusing on the unelected Corporate hierarchies and bureaucracies who really are, in fact, the Government. The chances of that happening though are not high. Decades of neglect and apathy have sapped America’s collective will to resist and, in the end, the 2024 Elections aren’t going to accomplish anything except to give one group or another to push the Great Reset forward. — Lawfares Back Channels By The Night Wind

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