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Aug 27, 2023·edited Aug 30, 2023

Huntington's 'cynical perspective' is based on the myopic attribution of subjective meaning to all that's merely different. as if anything different to one's own (sub)culture is, per definition, less valuable and considered stupid, ugly, menacing. this attitude justifies not only bullying and violence, but also feudalism, slavery, colonialism, apartheid, and ultimately the extermination of indigenous peoples and cultures. where's Star Trek's Prime Directive (the principle of non-interference) when we need it....

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The libertarian economist Murray Rothbard resolved this issue long ago. He noted that superior inner systems of Constitution (written or not), individual rights, freedom of speech, rule of law, elections etc. AID successful Imperialism as ONLY such benefits can justify in the long term the necessary sacrifices of EMPIRE! Of course, the "ideals" are always at least partially delusional. With the advent of World Government the Elite thinks these "benefits" will no longer be necessary. Rothbard, of course, opposed Imperialism, especially of Britain, the worst offender, and strove to point out the extent to which the British "rule of law" was ultimately fake, but real enough to garner support.

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Hey Matt,

It is impossible to be on Team Trump and simultaneously support a Maoist dictator like Xi and his totalitarian technocracy in China. What I am struggling to understand is why supposed Patriots like Matthew Ehret, Cynthia Chung, the laroucheorganization.com, and even Alex Krainer can be supporters of the BRICS after reading the XV BRICS Summit Declaration?

It seems to me that BRICS is not just a “Belt and Road Initiative” for global infrastructure development, but in actuality BRICS is laying the foundation for “Global Governance” led by China. The XV BRICS Summit Declaration reads like a bureaucratic administrative guidebook for implementing a One World Global Governance Technocracy. It looks like the UN and all of its sub-agencies (WHO, WTO, IMF, etc.) are all caught in the middle of a Tug-of-War between the BRICS and the WEF. The question is….who will win control over the UN and get to implement their version of Global Governance? In light of this apparent Tug-of-War between BRICS and WEF is the added confusion of why would the WEF hold its Summer Davos in China???

XV BRICS+ 2023 Summit Declarations:

https://brics2023.gov.za/

https://brics2023.gov.za/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/Jhb-II-Declaration-24-August-2023-1.pdf

https://laroucheorganization.com/

PS: Isn’t it quizzical/puzzling that the XV BRICS Summit Declaration was written in such perfect English without any hint of an accent coming from the languages of the host countries: Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa. It makes me wonder just who the intended audience of the Declaration was written for, obviously not the people of the host countries, but more likely the people of the Western countries.....their Enemy.

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Good luck with that!! When Christ met Evil HE didn’t dismiss him; HE said I’ll go first & you come after me & people can have a choice. Pontius Pilate said likewise to the Jews “ who do you want this man Jesus or Barrabas?” They chose Barrabas & we know how that ended for the Jews. We’re at the same crossroads!!

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Thank you for your article! I totally agree - as a translator, I have one native homeland (where I was born) and two addopted homelands (countries whose language and culture I was studying by staying there for a longer period of time). And even when travelling: No matter how different the cultures are, I've always had the same experience with people - we are curious of eachother, and when I had some severe problem, there was always someone who helped me, sometimes I was helped by strangers ... If conflict was a natural state of humankind, we weren't be able to live even in the same culture/society/family, etc. Human beings need other human beings, the worst nightmare is to have no one to speak to.

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I remember the discussion by african intelectuels/ writers/musicians, special FRANCIS BEBEY from Cameroun, who was looking for the possibillity of a metissage for the best sides of cultures in the north and in the south (crossroads of cultures). For me, educated in Germany/Europe with the terrible history of facist wars, I count a lot of international law, special the UN-Charter as global civilization. One of my banners says: NATO is the enemy of culture, democracy and liberty. I see in the project, as Xi Yinping explains and realize the hope for future. Interesting, that the international law takes here a real value.

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America beside being the 29th on the list of IQ ratings shows in the treatment of an ex president. Assuming all the claims were committed by Trump to see a president being arrested and mug shots spread out all over the world is an outrage. The kind of crimes we are dealing with are minuscule in comparison to presidents who are responsible for the deaths of Americans without good cause in wars that were uncalled for to say the least.

I’m deeply embarrassed for identifying with this country. Where are all those that were going to leave the country when Trump was elected president and conspired to treat him the way he is treated today. The events should be reversed. American government should face the courts and the verdict should be only one, execution.

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Wake up peoples; who’s really driving this fiasco; what did Christ die for? So we can be freed of this hideous power. This world under Satan’s rule is doomed no matter who is in charge if they haven’t been born of God’s Spirit. Call it what you like; the core is rotten & destruction is imminent!!

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For arguments sake one could posit "Culture" & "History" is irrelevant. Even if practices vary to some extent and (in)justice systems discriminate, by and large, people have the same “shared morality" & "respectfulness" in common. I think we all need need to be Bi-Cultural now. Have your culture but we need to aspire to a “Global culture" now which is in accordance with our shared "Human rights”. The problem is "cultural groups" are used as political groups ie "us & them empires”. They use fear, dogma & division for power, profit & to gain a tight control of these groups..they are all corrupt…I say it's always been about authoritarianism & trickery dressed up as protection , justice & rights. Digital just makes the whole show far more immanently dangerous threat "human rights". In my view the main game for centuries has really been money lending to swindle they individuals & nations. Those that already have massive amounts of capital (& probably mostly gained from centuries of wars, trickery & tax swindling) &, also those that control of the levers of State creation of “capital & currency” are they ones who are pulling all the strings & behind their drive to “Word domination”. They also control global trade which keeps nations indebted & poor, and, steal their natural resources/wealth. They get away with it by lending to people & nations and then manipulating and attaining control of them. Worst case to get what they want they do "regime changes" install puppets ..or wage wars tom gain ”compliance”. By controlling Govts they control their "foreign policy" & Militaries and, crucially by controlling Media narratives (via owning the Media barons et al financially) they control public opinion. A main part of humanities problem is if anyone points the finger at any ”wrongdoing” this "global financial cabal" has the power, and particularly the will, (& often by using Govs & the Laws) to "cancel" them, take away meal tickets, imprison &/or just murder them. What do they care of the lives of others, or 2 Million lives? How many killed in Iraq based on pure lies alone? So, I say, have your culture but universal "Human Rights" take precedent always…we all need to push for that...anything less is trickery for vested interests.

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When Globalists like Xi speak of Liberty and Rights they mean Communal Liberty and Rights, which means State Surveillance, Censorship, Compliance, Subordination, and Subservience.

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And so funny that in ramaphosa's own country NOTHING HAS BEEN LEFT OF GOV DEPTS, we don't even have a working railway, post office, hydro electricity, national electricity on constant power shedding, all due to corrupt elite and cleptocrats in our government, always waiting for hand outs from the mea culpa western countries who already are experiencing donor fatigue for the last 20 years already... the mea culpa bucket only get more holes and more holes...

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Matthew presents a picture I consider a true picture. My experience with America tells me that finally a new reality is developing to counteract an evil system of government representing an elite focused on money and manipulation of the people for their own gain. That system has prevailed for a very long time and Brics is a light that should be welcomed by all peace loving people. The American military complex must be defeated for the good of the majority of this planet’s inhabitants. Matthew must be applauded for introducing the new reality in development to boost the hope that peace will prevail and America will be defeated.

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The Guardian of All Things, by Michael S. Malone, maybe you have read it? The history of human memory through the ages. Thought of you. best from OR

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Sorry, I wasn’t finished. What I was getting to is that at the beginning of all the Ukraine issues, an open letter to Putin from a very large number of people/groups about issues and changes they wanted addressed in the Duma. It could have been a wish list sent to any “democratic” gov. For example one was a request to amend family laws in some way. I’ve lost that post - could have been on RT. Putin’s ratings are usually in high 80’s. We don’t hear about such things in the west. Another one relevant is Christopher Rufo’s article ( I believe Substack) on Orban’s revival of Hungary since the communist era. Western society is a mess, and I think we are all afraid. But I really think Matt’s ideas should be pursued, and the more we talk about it the better.

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What a flood of ideas and reactions this morning. I certainly have not yet thought this through, but I “feel” that Matt is going in the right direction. But before we can even start these issues there is an issue of Fake News to deal with. Example: is Putin really who we think he is? I t really doubt it.

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Rampant anti-Chinese and Russian sentiment is justified by the their rejection of individual right and support for totalitarian authoritarianism. The "western elite" still tried to justify war and imperialism based on that WHICH DOES NOT FOLLOW. At the same time the "western elite" is stamping out the last vestiges of individual rights in the WEST!

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