A Princeton University professor has warned of the approaching menace of world struggle III.
Economic historian Harold James, who specialises within the historical past of Germany and European financial historical past, says the world is dealing with related circumstances that led to 2 earlier world wars.
Protectionism and exclusion is the phrase of the day in America. That may result in armed battle between east and west.
While President Trump carries on from the place Obama left off and turns the warmth on China and Russia, the 2 long-time former enemies of the U.S. are pondering of utilizing pre-emptive nuclear first strike in opposition to the U.S. as technique of final safety.
They have been making ready for it for years whereas watching the U.S. and her allies chase their Frankenstein monster across the Middle East.
The shenanigans of the Military industrial Complex has introduced the world to the brink of Armageddon, and the one ones rooting for it are the lemmings who introduced us right here, hellbent on hurling themselves off the cliff… to see what’s on the backside.
“I think [a world war] is absolutely a serious threat,” says Professor Harold James.
Harold James acquired his PhD from Cambridge in 1982. He then acquired the Ellen MacArthur Prize for Economic History and the Helmut Schmidt Prize in Economic History. While educating and finding out at Princeton for the final three many years, James additionally serves on the editorial committee of the journal World Politics and is chairman of the Academic Council of EABH (European Association for Banking and Financial History). Needless to say, James is among the most certified historians on the earth immediately, and, when he says one thing like the opportunity of World War III is now a critical menace — society ought to pay attention.
James just isn’t alone in his emotions both. Last month, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved the hand of their ‘Doomsday Clock’ to simply two and a half minutes to midnight. The Science and Security Board warned: “The likelihood of worldwide disaster could be very excessive, and the actions wanted to scale back the dangers of catastrophe have to be taken very quickly.”
However, governments all over the world seemingly couldn’t care much less in regards to the prospect of worldwide disaster or world struggle. The United States, a minimum of the portion powered by the army industrial advanced, appears to like the thought.
“I believe [a world war] is totally a critical menace,” he stated in an interview with Sky News.
As the Free Thought Project identified, each China and Russia are reacting to fixed provocation from the West. Earlier this month, responding to US posturing, Beijing surreptitiously revealed a extremely correct ballistic missile system with a spread lengthy sufficient to instantly threaten Taiwan, the hotly disputed South China Sea, the Philippines, and Japanese and U.S. army bases in Asia — together with Okinawa — with a nuclear first strike.
Amazingly sufficient, Russia has remained calm despite the truth that hundreds of NATO troops, together with US troopers, proceed to amass on their border — an ostensible ‘peacekeeping’ mission.
Even although he has remained calm, President Vladimir Putin has not taken these putative defensive measures, together with the set up of anti-missile techniques, as something lower than a direct menace — and has repeatedly warned the amassing army presence offers ample justification for a primary strike in opposition to the Western Alliance.
While responding to the commentators who in contrast the poisonous setting of the 1930s with that of immediately, James stated, “They are very scary comparisons, however I believe it’s a honest comparability and you may see one thing that’s analogous to the story of the 1920s and the 1930s.
James then went on to implicate the two-party system and its fixed push for battle. As the Free Thought Project regularly factors out, the Left is for struggle, if with large authorities and the Right is for large authorities, if with struggle.
“That is the events within the political center and the middle are on the entire in favor of openness, in favor of commerce and in favor of migration, however they’re squeezed from each the fitting and the left…”
Professor James, like Ron Paul, believes that Global and open commerce is essential to sustaining peace, whereas financial protectionism, like what Donald Trump is doing, is harmful.
“Not solely does protectionism make everybody poorer—besides sure particular pursuits—nevertheless it additionally will increase worldwide tensions, and may result in struggle,” Ron Paul points out.
As James factors out, this sharp swing away from open markets, borders and commerce, towards protectionism, are the identical elements that led us into the final two World Wars.
While James mentions ‘globalization’ as a consider sustaining peace, his just isn’t referring to some huge centralized authorities, however relatively open commerce amongst nations and the liberty of individuals to journey.
As Ron Paul factors out, “although we think of ourselves as a free-trading nation, it takes more than 700 pages just to list all the tariffs on imported goods, and another 400 to inventory all the non-tariff restraints, such as quotas and ‘orderly marketing agreements.’”
And, these numbers are rising nearly each day.
James additionally went on to allude to the data struggle which is happening within the media in addition to the state and the function it performs in stoking tensions.
“In that sense, I believe the aftermath of 1907 is as fascinating because the 1930s.
“Because after 1907 the international ministries, protection ministries, intelligence companies began to operationalize data – to suppose that data was important to the management of army occasions – and there was a type of arms race by way of communications management.
“And we’re seeing that type of arms race in the intervening time I believe.”
“The story of unconventional warfare, with the role of Google or the role of Apple…those all feed into the debate whether communications can be controlled in the interest of national security,” he stated.
Evidence of this data and propaganda struggle is everywhere as all sides of the political spectrum are actually always caught in perpetuating falsehoods — creating an setting during which ‘truth’ is however a fleeting reminiscence.
Unfortunately, nobody with any political affect appears to note this shift, and the proverbial stampede of lemmings seem like hellbent on hurling themselves off the cliff.
About the writer: Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator instantly tasked by the NSA. This prior expertise offers him distinctive perception into the world of presidency corruption and the American police state.