Ironically, there is very little difference between partisan politics today, and what has taken place many times over the past several decades. And perhaps the only real delimiters separating then and now is that today we have 24 news cycles, social media platforms, and a complete deterioration of journalism standards.
Nearly 50 years ago, Democrats in Congress and around the United States were shocked when then President Nixon visited China to try to 'break the ice' between the Far Eastern Communist regime and the the West's standard bearer for Capitalism. And subsequently a decade and a half later, these same liberals were outraged when President Reagan met with the former leader of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev to discuss ways to find common ground between the two nations and potentially end the Cold War.
Fast forward to 2018...
With the failures of the Deep State and Military Industrial Complex in fulfilling their goals of creating chaos in the Middle East which began under the first President Bush back in 1991, and escalated under Bush II following the events of 9/11, there desperately grew a need to find a new 'enemy' to keep the nation at war, and the money flowing into their coffers. And that new enemy once again turned into Russia.
Russia has become a serious thorn in the side of the intelligence agencies and the Deep State in their rebuking the U.S. State Department's program to overthrow the duly elected government of Ukraine, while also halting the West's attempt to overthrow Bashir Assad in Syria through their constructed terrorist group ISIS. And as such, the full might of of the military, intelligence, and propaganda machines turned full bore towards Vladimir Putin and Russia, only to see their agenda blown apart with the election of Donald Trump as President.
Even before President Trump took office, the intelligence agencies have sought to discredit his administration and legacy by claiming that he only won the office due to Russia's interference in the 2016 election. However not only do we now know that Obama administration officials in the DOJ, FBI, and CIA willfully attempted to frame Trump in a soft coup to ensure Hillary Clinton won the Oval Office, but even afterwards they have been pushing the lie that Russia and Putin control the President even now.
Which brings us to this week, and what appears to be the ultimate unhinging of the Democrats, the Deep State, and all those bought and paid for politicians who have everything to lose if Trump can achieve peace with their 'mortal enemy'.
Fired FBI Director James Comey says that anyone who votes for a Republican in November is un-American
Former FBI Director James Comey suggested over Twitter on Tuesday that anyone who votes Republican in the upcoming midterm elections is un-American.
"Ambition must ... counteract ambition," wrote Comey, adding "All who believe in this country’s values must vote for Democrats this fall. Policy differences don’t matter right now. History has its eyes on us."
In other words, any Republican who doesn't vote Democrat in November doesn't believe in American values.
Comey's comments come on the heels of what some interpreted as a call for a coup against President Trump after the Helsinki summit with Vladimir Putin, when he tweeted"This was the day an American president stood on foreign soil next to a murderous lying thug and refused to back his own country," adding "Patriots need to stand up and reject the behavior of this president." - Zerohedge
Democrats call for a new operation to cyber-hack Russian banks
Rep. Steve Cohen, (D-TN) - the guy who wanted to give disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok the Purple Heart - told The Hill's Buck Sexton and Krystal Ball that Russian interference was clearly an act of war, and that the U.S. should have hit back with attacks on Russian targets.
It was a foreign interference with our basic Democratic values. The underpinnings of Democratic society is elections, and free elections, and they invaded our country. A cyber attack that made Russian society valueless. They could have gone into Russian banks, Russian government. Our cyber abilities are such that we could have attacked them with a cyber attack that would have crippled Russia. -The Hill
In the end it appears that radio talk show host Michael Savage's analysis on liberals and Democrats has finally come to pass when he stated that 'Liberalism is a mental disorder'.
Russia enters into the Helsinki Summit talks with one of its largest banks accelerating its dumping of the dollar
Russia has been by far the largest economy to embark upon a dollar dumping program when you look at the percentage of dollar reserves they have transferred into gold or other currencies. And as President Vladimir Putin enters into talks with President Trump here on July 16, he does so with a new report out over the weekend where one of his nation's largest banks has accelerated the dumping of dollars.
One of Russia’s largest banks, VTB is seeking to decrease the share of US dollar transactions at home as locals are choosing the Russian ruble over the greenback.
“There is one interesting thing I wanted to highlight. Since the beginning of this year, people seem to be less interested in making dollar deposits or taking out dollar loans, compared to ruble-denominated deposits and loans. We believe this to be an important step towards the de-dollarization of the Russian finance sector,” said VTB head Andrey Kostin at a Kremlin meeting with President Vladimir Putin.
Russia has been seeking the ways of decreasing the dependence on the US currency after Washington and its allies imposed sanctions against Moscow in 2014. In May, President Putin said Russia can no longer trust the US dollar-dominated financial system since America is imposing unilateral sanctions and violates World Trade Organization (WTO) rules. Putin added that the dollar monopoly is unsafe and dangerous for the global economy. - Russia Today
Movement away from dollar hegemony by Russia has been going on since 2012 when the Eurasian energy giant initiated its first bi-lateral oil contract with China. And ever since that time, Russia has embarked on a combination of gold accumulation as well as the selling of dollar denominated reserves in order to protect itself from punitive sanctions placed upon them by both Europe and the U.S.
Putin's largest 'Trump card' is their energy matrix that now includes multiple pipelines across the Middle East that feed directly into Europe. And contrary to the belief that the dollar is world's primary reserve currency, the reality is that ever since it became coupled with oil back in 1973, energy, much more than the dollar, is the real global currency that runs the financial mechanism of geopolitics.
While the title of this article is meant to be tongue in cheek, there are numerous anecdotes that can be gleaned within it following the recent discovery of a Russian vessel that is believed to have sunk carrying an estimated $133 billion in gold during the 1905 Japanese-Russo War.
In a recent interview with Reluctant Preppers, Dr. Jim Willie dropped a bombshell comment where he claimed that one of the primary reasons for the killing of the Romanov family following their ouster by the Bolshevik's in 1918 was so that the City of London/Rothschilds could use the Russian gold stored in their vaults to help fund the Federal Reserve.
Who was the wealthiest man on earth in 1905? Tsar Nicholas Romanov. His brother, King George of England, decided to kill him and steal his gold, take the bulk of it and move it to New York and start the Federal Reserve. The Federal Reserve's foundation gold is stolen Russian gold. Do you see why the Rothschilds want to keep Russia at bay? - Perpetual Assets
According to documents from the time of the sinking of the Dmitrii Donskoi, the value of the lost gold today would bring a price of nearly $133 billion.
According to the Telegraph, the Dmitrii Donskoi was carrying the fleet’s funds and went down with 5,500 boxes containing gold bars as well as a separate haul of 200 tons of gold coins. The gold was being stored in the ship's holds to stop the Japanese seizing it. Shinil Group estimates the gold would have a total value today of just over $130 billion.
The ship then disappeared for over a century, however it now appears its remains may have been found. - Zerohedge
Inevitably, should the reclamation of this vessel [most likely by the Russian Navy -- JWS] actually recover even a modicum of the gold the ship was supposed to be carrying, it may seem ironic but the 'unforseen' use of the prepper term 'lost my gold in a boating accident' could prove beneficial for Russia as it would mean a return of a national treasure that was kept out of the hands of the banksters when they funded the overthrow of the government primarily to steal the gold held by the ruling family.