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31 responses to “F. William Engdahl | The Lost Hegemon, The Oligarchs’ Decline, & What Comes Next”

  1. I’m interested in people from the UK that voted for the “Brexit”.

    At about the 56 – 60 ish mark F. William Engdhal states that one of the main reasons that the “Brexit” happened was due to Germany etc taking in a hell of a lot of asylum seekers (as well as pride and culture etc).

    I am interested to hear what your particular reason was to vote one way or the other. Or neither way at all (not voting).

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      • Myself and my partner voted leave…..my son has just turned 13 and classing myself as a person who has had their eyes “opened” ( THC+ subscriber here ) I figured it would give us enough time to rethink and regroup in just about enough time for my son to leave education and start in the big wide world in a much more settled environment.
        However…..
        It does now appear that we wont be “out” for long with the press and the government working hand in hand yet again to change opinion, that twinned with the drivel we have been left with to run this political mess. We will need to watch this space, I can see us back within 2 years

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      • I didnt have a vote in the referendum because I elect to stay off the electoral roll. Not only that, I dont have a fixed address as I live “on the road”. However, I would definately have voted to leave. In my eyes, the primary reason is that the EU is already/becoming a fascist dictatorship. The rather spurious “reasons” that so called “experts” have given are peripheral. I did not want to be part of a USSEU or the grand plan of a 4th Reich.

        That said, I would be amazed if Britain did come out; I dont believe the vote will be carried through by parliament. There will be delays and obfuscation and eventually there will be a 2nd vote until the “correct” result is obtained a la Republic of Ireland with the Lisbon Treaty.

        There was a march by about 50,000 odd “remainers” in London over the weekend basically calling to ignore the vote; well orchestrated I have no doubt by cetain vested interests.
        Probably the largest march of neo-fascist fuckers that this country has seen.

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        • yeh but they were calling the brexit crew ‘racist biggots’. And yeh they will drag this through without implementing it, having already stated it is non binding….yeh course we live in a democracy. All I’d say is that this whole event is awakening people who were nonplussed previously

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          • Everyone who wants out from under the boot of government is called a racist bigot.

            We’re just going to have to keep speaking truth to fools- but don’t stop to explain it to them-

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  2. Hate to be a downer but Lauren Moret who worked in Livermore said that during the cold war her office colleague came running in saying there were 2 top KGB men there and when she asked why were they in the most secret department during the cold war he said – they’ve come to transfer the machinery of state power from Russia to USA as there is to be a flip with Russia becoming the liberal and US becoming the totalitarian state. So it may be that this is part of the big plan or it could be misinformation which would be strange as Moret has a lot of detail and seems genuine.

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    • Hmmm I don’t completely trust Lauren Moret’s info or sources. I met her at a 911 Truth Convention a few years back and she made some far fetched claims that I knew to be completely wrong. I wont go into detail about it since the claims had to do with where I work. Lets just say it had to do with nuclear weapons and depleted uranium. So I take what she says with some caution…. Saying that, I do believe her to be sincere in what she believes and is in no way a dis-info purveyor.

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  3. Seems to be media thing happening here in UK saying most of the leave vote was older folk and trying to divide generations. Part of the move to have young folk only getting their info from google? Anyhow very divisive and worrying which is wy I took umbrage with that magician guy (who has so many of you under his spell!) saying the BB pulling up the ladder behind them which was totally outrageous to blame them when it is the bankers who have sucked up all the resources! He needn’t worry – this Brexit will be a perfect excuse to suck up our long worked for pensions!

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    • but to be fair jay they are coming for pensions and everything else with whatever excuse they wanna use, but they are definitely using Brexit as an excuse to fleece the finances again and it will be all our fault….Not! 😉

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    • Apparently only 32% of under 25’s voted ,so they can shut the fuck up when it comes to whinging about how “older” folk have destroyed their lives. I know 3 extremely well educated people (aged 27-31) who totally bought in to all the propaganda that was being spewed out in order to enforce a “remain” vote. They were basing their decision on ill considered economic arguments and had zero interest in sovereignty or politics. Pathetic.

      If the vote is ignored I wouldnt be surprised if there was a reaction similar to the Poll Tax Riots when psycho bitch Thatcher was PM although this time it will be a lot more nasty.

      The incumbent psycho Cameron promised before the vote to invoke Article 50 the day after the result if it was a Leave vote (bet you didnt see that coming, hey, fucker) but he lied and hasnt. I doubt if the incoming PM will invoke it either…

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  4. Hi guys, this referendum has split the country politically like no other before.

    As I’m sure you’re aware we have a pretty black and white (red and blue) mainstream political system. However it was completely traversed this time.

    Both political wings were split down the middle among the masses (and obviously for controlled opposition within the hierarchy of the parties).

    However, the propaganda within the mainstream media was ‘full on’ to remain in the EU.

    The Remain campaign was very much based on fear and the ‘racist’ card was also categorically peddled to label any ‘Leavers’.

    I am very pleased to say however, that there was a conscious shift that took place on these shores over this referendum and the establishments fear mongering back fired on them. Yes I’ve no doubt some votes could be attributed to the immigration waves that are being perpetuated across Europe, but also know that not only was this a vote against the austerity campaign afflicted upon this nation since 2009 but it became even more evident that it was a vote against the propaganda machine.

    I can assure you that the many friends that I have on fb are very much a cross section of working class people, who I can honestly say have never voiced their political views with such veracity before but saw clearly through the bullshit this time.

    What has happened since is even more interesting as the Remain campaign has white washed the media in this country with wave after wave of vitriol regarding the result. This has obviously filtered through to the general public and has caused a lot of purpose driven division among workers, family and friends. To the point whereby cries of another referendum have being bellowed from the roof tops, initially because they said the result would be so damning on the nations finances and then with pathetic derision that the supporters of the brexit campaign were lied to on several poignant issues. Such as for example the National Health Service budget, which the puppets of the establishment within Brexit (controlled opposition) began to regress upon after the result.

    However this has been hysterically laughed at from those who voted to leave citing all future elections being carried out in the same vane until the losers get their way.

    The political parties are in turmoil here with the leader of the Conservatives resigning as well as the Conservative Mayor of London also resigning from standing for the vacant Prime Ministers job. The Right wing Labour MP’s who hold the majority of the Labour seats after nearly 20 years of Right wing propaganda, taking the Party away from it’s Left wing roots, are calling (with help from the media) for the resignation of the Labour leader who was voted in by the proletariat members of the party (sept 2015) in a huge shift of political consciousness.

    Obviously those awakened souls are watching very closely for the controlled opposition loop, but nonetheless the establishment are nervous when such large numbers become politically active again to activate change.

    It must be noted though that this referendum has woken up a completely non politicised section of society, those who have not been manipulated by the academia of politics. Interesting times!

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    • Wow, this little tidbit was very informative. Thanks for sharing! I got my dose of mainstream propaganda by skimming the headlines earlier today. “Brexit Threatens Entire European Economy” to be exact. I didn’t do an ounce of research and automatically assumed it was bs.

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  5. I enjoy listening to Engdahl and largely agree with take on world affairs, but I did struggle a bit to accept his assertion that Iran are war-weary and not looking to start a war with anyone. Maybe the average Iranian citizen isn’t looking for trouble, but their theocratic regime can be judged by their own pronouncements which are anything but peaceful. I see through a lot of the negative propaganda put out there by the U.S. and U.K. about Putin, but with regard to Iran, my gut-feel is that the propaganda is that the Iranian regime has no intention of using it’s nuclear program to create a bomb. Or have I just been manipulated into seeing Iran as an enemy of peace?

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    • Most if not all Iranian government statements are translated by MEMRI which I believe is a Mossad front non-profit. I recall reading where the famous statement by Ahmadinejad was translated “wipe Israel off the map” by MEMRI whereas a more accurate translation would be “let this [Israeli] regime pass from the pages of history.” A slight difference but very different connotations: turn Israel into a glass crater or regime change?

      Iran was a beautiful very secular pro-western country until the CIA began meddling with Operation Ajax. Now Iran has lived through color revolutions and much clandestine operations, they are understandably paranoid and vigilantly defending their independence from the chaos makers in the West. They are still relatively progressive and forward thinking compared to all the other middle eastern nations. They have the largest population of Jews outside Israel in the Middle East. I thinkit is really a shame our government has them in their sights.

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  6. Excellent information. I’m so glad to see real changes that leave me feeling optimistic. Thank you for feeding my mind and settling my spirit. Can’t wait to hear the podcasts for the rest of the month. Nothing does my heart gooder than the strange and weird! I don’t want to live in a world without it.

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  7. I spoilt my ballot paper using the opportunity to speak to the fact that I never consent to “this” or “that” – which is what the whole dialectic seems to have been designed to do. Either option was a road to nowhere. The next step is to contact the highest electoral commissioner in this land to register to register no confidence in the present process or the characters who are in lead roles. And then, of course, de-register from voting until there is a higher quality in the process and a higher quality of leaders who have a higher quality of vision for a future that helps rather hinders.
    I know that many younger people – in their early twenties – voted to `stay’. One such voter suggested that he fears what will happen if we leave.
    There is much wisdom in the view of the younger voters because the alternative that the many are not grasping is the next battle against TTIP – CETA – TISA which has been explained to me very basically as a trade partnership with the north American Union (which includes Canada (CETA) where private corporations will have the power to sack government decisions on how to operate. So, for example, in the UK the people have said a definite “no” to Monsanto and its GM products as is the case throughout Europe, however, under TTIP and CETA Monsanto as a private corporation will have the power to overturn such a decision to decline gm goods and services on the basis that they (Monsanto) will lose market/profit potential. If this alternative goes ahead, private corporations will turn the world into one huge Panopticon. This is a call to people not usually political to become more knowledgeable. There is a lot of power in knowledge and knowing right from wrong and acting upon those principals. Dead simple really.

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  8. Finally subscribed after months of listening! We voted leave at Brexit and chuffed to bits with the result. Power to the people.
    Great show greg. THC and Darkness Radio are my favs.

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  9. I’m with you Greg, the Brexit vote is very suspect. A vote that close is easy for the controllers to manipulate, thru Facebook, election fraud or just never initiating “article 50” implementation. I put my money on the election results just being another psy-op of one sort or another.
    Although Engdahl has done some importantant work, I was disappointed in his interview with you.
    Thanks for your great work.

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    • I theorize it was a landslide to leave and only appeared close due to all the shenanigans. Hard to tell though since there were no exit polls.

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      • It wasnt actually close; the vote to leave was over one million more. It wouldnt have mattered if it had been a majority of just 1, the whole idea of a referendum is to get a clear result, no matter how small or large the difference in votes. The Remain camp would still be unaccepting of the result regardless of how large the majority was. If you live by the sword you die by it…
        Anyway, Britain has just had a new prime minster foisted on it without any election at all, A so called “reluctant remainer” who somewhat unnervingly reminds me of a certain PM who was in office through the ’80’s.

        I would be amazed if Britain did ever leave the USSEU despite the vote.

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    • they will shaft us anyway they can regardless of the election results, contingency plans for contingeny plans is their main stay, but it wasn’t rigged for Brexit, not when we were saturated with the propaganda that ensued to remain. Plus! the Bookmakers had ‘Remain’ as favourites throughout and they never lose…except this time 🙂 The fact that there was no exit Poll is very suspicious, they always have exit polls. After the vote rigging of the Scottish Independence election couple of years prior, I would be more likely to believe that the majority was so large they couldn’t rig it in favour of Remain.

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  10. Finally got to listen to the interview today whist 30ft up a ladder, lol. Good interview but there was one thing that struck me as odd. obviously we have to give leeway to everybody who puts themselves up above the pulpit but I was somewhat surprised to hear Engdahl saying that the game is up for the elites when the people decide they don’t want immigrants / asylum seekers in their country.
    As much as I would love this to be true the very first thing ‘they’ will do is propagate this into some nationalist wave, surely that is a pretty obvious counter move on behalf of the nefarious? And that is regardless of the history which has shown that when the masses are desperate AND unorganised fascism is at it’s most virulent. Does anybody believe they will give the game up that easily? It would be nice but we’ve got some sh*t to deal with before that day arrives, just a hunch.

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  11. Voted for leaving due to the unrepresentative and non responsive top down EC … Which can as others here say be called Fascism dot 4

    Also TTp and TTip deals needed opposing

    I’m bit more confident than others that EU is going down, it may suit neocons wanting US ascendancy and no € and the migrancy nonesense will push it into nationalism as well

    And it isolates Germany for the 3 rd time in 100 years…

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