Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Podcast: America Faded

The United States is facing collapse. The U.S. is in massive debt, and wholly relies on its global military presence to maintain the dominance of the dollar — a situation in which we have to ask the question: how long before that, too, fails? Decades of United States global hegemony is being successfully countered by other global powers, namely Russia, although in a very different fashion from how the United States has traditionally exerted geopolitical influence up to the present moment. Why, and how, has this happened? Dmitry lays out the interrelating factors that are contributing to America’s faltering influence on the global stage, even as the U.S. Empire becomes increasingly belligerent towards other nations, whether ally or foe, as it seeks to maintain its place at the top of the global economic and political order. I ask Dmitry to go over the faltering shale oil industry and energy production in the United States; the failed attempt by the U.S. government, under the leadership and direction of John Bolton and Mike Pompeo, to instigate a coup in Venezuela; the forced expulsion of WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London (and possible extradition to the U.S.); Russia’s growing economic prominence and geopolitical influence in relation to the United States; the history of the Ukraine’s deep and complicated relationship with the USSR, and more recently the United States; and the overwhelming social collapse we are witnessing in the United States, manifesting in widespread drug addiction, mental illness, political division, and hypernationalism.

Listen here

4 comments :

Mike D said...

I am glad to see that you were interviewed by Peter Farnsworth. I discovered his YT channel about six weeks ago and have been very impressed with this young fella. Very well spoken and wise beyond his years. One of the best interviewers on YT right now in my opinion.

Stanislav Datskovskiy said...

Dear Dmitri,

This comment is meant for the "Mutants" article, but I have lost my Patreon login 2 years ago, and they refused repeatedly to reset it or permit me to make a new account ( I still receive the articles via email, however, oddly enough. ) :

The one major problem with "cosmic ray theory of history" is that the rate at which living matter ends up struck by cosmic rays, is dwarfed by the output of naturally occurring K-40 (1.4MeV gamma, by electron capture, if you recall.)

Yours,
-Stanislav

Dmitry Orlov said...

If Patreon doesn't behave you can always switch to SubscribeStar

This is not a problem because nobody has ever captured one of these events (which occur just a handful of times per millennium and last perhaps a microsecond). They obviously have nothing at all to do with cosmic background radiation or ionizing radiation from nuclear decay. Nor is it known why the mutations lie along a line that is only some 100km wide and spans just one side of the planet, with random orientations.

Stanislav Datskovskiy said...

Dear Dmitri,

The "100km wide line" detail is interesting, I will have to finally read G.'s books to learn how he came up with it.

And will try "Subscribestar", thank you.

Yours,
-Stanislav