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Is Putin About to Die?

The terror of the east. Shirtless-horseback-man.

This image is to show Putin as his most virile as a juxtaposition as we are talking about his declining health.

I’m listening to Peter Zeihan on Joe Rogan. He’s got some prescient observations about the state of the world. It’s dark and scary.

Although, if you can wrap your mind about the idea of an inevitable mass culling /war, things will be great after we come out on the other side.

Among Mr. Zeihan’s observations and prognostications, he discusses Russia going to war in order to die on its own terms.
Basically, Russia has only got until the 2070s as he asserts, and their competent, young population has mostly sought life elsewhere on account of the establishment’s oppressive, top-down approach to leadership. Then, as you move up in age from that young, population (the less competent cohort presumably fighting/dying in Ukraine) there is a demographic shortfall of middle-aged Russian, before the population swells again in the pensioner demographic.


Zeihan has a dim view of the Xi administration also. Apparently noone wants to tell Xi Jinping bad news. Also, in spite of a “bottomless well’ of stolen IP, China apparently hasn’t advanced much technologically in the last two decades.* Also, 90% of the calories China consumes have at least one imported input. Not good.

Similarly, China imports huge amounts of energy. It’s not a good time not to be self-sufficient


Geopolitically, Mexico is doing okay. Happy Mexican in a sombrero symbolizes this.

…apparently has twice the skill of the relatively stagnant (vis a vis skill-building) Chinese workforce, and also costs 1/3. Also, Mexico is very integrated with the US economically.

Why it’s working for the US

According to Zeihan, any country blessed demographically and geographically (USA, France, Turkey, Argentina) is in a good position to make it to 2030 and beyond.

Geo-Politics in General

The last time I paid this much attention to geo-politics was during a more Marxist time in my life, and it was all doom & gloom. Also, I lived in Canada, and although I wasn’t aware of it at the time, my life in Canada was a dead-end. I don’t feel like life is a dead-end here in the US, and again—demographically and geographically—the US seems in a better position to fare well than perhaps anywhere else on the planet.

The absolute optimal placement of the USA in the world along these lines, and the fact that I live here, makes me a lot more optimistic as I begin really paying attention to the world again. RealLifeLore has a great Youtube channel which I’ve also been using to get brought up to speed about regional conflicts, energy concerns, food concerns, and the respective survivability of the various nation-states. Things are going to happen over the next decade and affiliation and mobility will be the key to survival.
—more on that another time.

Personally, I am scared, but at the same time I’ve never felt so alive.

America has to Find Itself

If every nation in the world can be anthropomorphized, I would view the United Staes as a brash, young man. Big Dick Energy all the time. Nonetheless, the passage of time reliably wears people and entities down. In Fight Club, Tyler Durden even says, “On a long enough timeline, the survival rate of everything drops to zero,” and while I see the truth in that statement, there’a more to the story of survival. So ‘something, something, something, American exceptionalism‘— maybe America doesn’t get worn down, or let itself get worn down. Maybe it stays sharp and communicates and cooperates more sophisticatedly with its peers, forming more reciprocal relationships and harmonizing, while at the same time never losing the ability and willingness to rain death from above on evildoers. I like that for America. I like that for me.

Stay sharp. Maintain that edge. It’s the only way to protect yourself and the people you care about.

America, the young man will go on a vision quest over the next 10-20 years. It will isolate itself from a lot of countries. It will strengthen its relationships with others—although that won’t necessarily be a smooth or linear process. Perched here in the centre-sweet-spot of the North American continent—we will see suffering all around us. Our garden, walled by Canada, Mexico and two oceans, will be isolated from much of the suffering of the rest of the world—we will not survive unscathed though. Within the walls of our safe garden, snakes and others will spring up and threaten us from within. Our waters will turn brackish and stagnant too if we do not circulate them with those of the outside world—that same outside world which we can always reasonably expect to corrupt and poison us as we draw new vigor from it.

It’s a complicated relationship, wherein we tongue kiss each other with our hands wrapped around each other’s necks.

Once it gets to the other side, America will be so robust in 360 degrees C U B E D S P H E R E D!

Strength—kind, compassionate, upward-oriented strength—radiating in all directions, on all axes, and to all potential allies.

“Even though y’all hate, I love y’all mafuccas/
Friend or foe—y’all all my mafuccas!”
-Jay-Z, Hola Hovito

Love in all directions.

“Sweet King, Martin, sweet Queen Coretta,
Sweet Brother Malcolm, sweet Sister Betty …
—We made it in America!
-Frank Ocean, Made in America

I’ve vision-quested myself in my 20s and 30s. Perhaps I can be one of the more measured energies in the psyche of this great nation over the next two decades. I know what my country can do for me—but I am willing and able to give it a positive ROI.


*It is important to mention China’s pervasive presence in American infrastructure (power cables, systems requiring updates, etc)

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How is this all Going to Go?..

The war in Ukraine I mean. I really don’t like Zelensky. I don’t trust him. I don’t like the Western foreign policy which has provoked Russia into asserting itself. I don’t like that Ukraine seems to be laundering US money, nor do I like that they seemed to have blackmailed the Biden administration into intervening on their behalf.

This is not the same as having no compassion for the Ukrainian people, and sadly there is no shortage—throughout history—of decent, average people getting fucked over because they are led by someone who leads them into hell.

I think what makes me most angry about the war in Ukraine is that it was United States foreign policy which poked the bear. Gideon Rose laid it all out on the 24 Feb 2014 episode of The Colbert Report.

Gideon Rose joked about enticing Ukraine away from Russia on prime time television in 2014 while people laughed

The banal, jowly, doughy face of evil.

More specifically it was Obama’s foreign policy, but it’s hard to even hold Obama accountable because so many things about foreign policy are compartmentalized. If Obama was aware of this fuckery, I doubt he had a real appreciation of its ultimate implications. In some ways Obama seems like an idealistic dupe. and I truly believe he is not evil, but rather he got out of his depth. He got into the presidency without really knowing how dirty he would get. Contrast that to his successor, Trump, who knew how dirty Washington was and prepared accordingly.

Donald Trump was very comfortable fighting dirty, analogous to how Arnold Schwarzenegger got dirty to fight the predator in the film, Predator

But from Henry Kissinger to Gideon Rose, there are people who orbit the presidency (not simply one president, but potentially several) over the course of numerous administrations. These are the ones that put down roots and take power as a given—they are not elected, and—after a certain point of power accumulation—they are no longer really even appointed, but rather they are there.

The AI's controlling the presidency in Metal Gear Solid 2 are analogous to deeply entrenched interests which corrupt power in real life.

In Metal Gear Solid 2: The Sons of Liberty, these presences were AI’s. Let’s go with that…

Was Trump affected by AI? Most certainly.
Was he more prepared to deal with AI than Obama? Certainly. While Obama was more compassionate, fighting AI takes cynicism, which I think Trump had in spades. Ultimately though, like most bullies, I think Trump lacked courage.
Like Bernie Sanders, he would piss on the toilet seat, but not on the carpet. When push comes to shove, everyone plays ball.

Back to Zelensky

‘Dis a joke ‘ting, fam?

Zelensky is/was an actor. I used to be an actor and so I know actors—like vloggers—are scum. Posturing & wardrobe, smoke & mirrors, theatricality & deception….powerful weapons to the uninitiated—the uninitiated in this case being the general North American public.

Ukraine protest in Toronto. Toronto City hall.

Ladies and gentlemen, my home country….fucking pathertic

I think a big part of the support for the Ukraine among boomers (actual ‘baby boomers’ that is) is that they remember the cold war.
For younger generations, I think the memory of Pussy Riot is fresh, and, being progressive, they see all forms of traditionalism as evil. But herein lies the hypocrisy: There’s an image going around which may or may not be doctored, of Zelensky at the NYC pride parade back in like 2000. Big deal—a man can dress as a woman, and even if dude is gay, that doesn’t take away from his resolve. However, I can’t find this picture on Google without some disclaimer: all I can find is this…

This image is an example of how google and bing only show results of the "Zelensky/NYC/Pride" image with disclaimers that it's fake

…and other similar versions of the image with text that denies the image is real. Why would Google’s algorithm (run by Google progressive)s be so concerned about dispelling this happening as a rumor if they believe in the progressive cause? It seems pretty homophobic to me. Personally I’m less concerned with the company he’s keeping and public events he’s attending, and more concerned with his posture—it looks like he has a weak core and lumbar spine (ankylosing spondylitis? ) in the fuller version of this photo, but that’s neither here nor there.

Furthermore, building on the aforementioned truism that actors are scum, we have to really question a man who rejects negotiations at the outset of the invasion. We have to question a man who rejects a proposed Christmas ceasefire as well.

The Ultimate Truth

We live in an unprecedented time which was predicted in the 1997 film, Wag the Dog. Essentially a war was manufactured in that film with CGI, film shoots, etc. If anything, 25 years hence, the danger of that happening is even more real. We live in a world of life-like deepfakes and AI created image and video. Even the narratives themselves could be generated by, again AI. How do we really know who is winning? Is anyone even winning? Is winning the point? Is suffering the point? Is triggering a mass culling event the point? Who the fuck knows anything besides the fact that things seem very compartmentalized.

There’s not much I believe about this war, and I’m certainly not naive enough to believe that Putin is a ‘good guy’ (if those even exist), but he bandwagon jumping on the Ukraine-train which has been accepted by the mainstream? That shit is mad suspect.

To get back to the title of this post, I have no idea how it’s going to go except for another truism—the bottom 85% will bear the greatest burden of suffering so don’t be among their numbers when things go bad.

Peace to all Ukrainians and Russians. Please find a way to work this out.


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