Zero Anthropology: The World Changed Overnight
Editor’s Note: When I penned the series on Jade Helm 15 for Oath Keepers last year (2015) I included some material from Zero Anthropology. I was so impressed with their material that I subscribed to their email list. Glad that I did. Here is an example of analytical writing which transcends the worn-out “Left-Right” paradigm and goes straight to the core of meaning which is generally hidden in the opaque American mass media. The people of Great Britain have voted to leave the European Union, much to the chagrin of the globalizing socialist bankers. Enjoy this excellent piece of journalism by Maximilian C. Forte.
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Teaser excerpts from article:
The World Changed Overnight
by Maximilian C. Forte
The European Union is now to be written as a postscript. Thanks to British voters, who were given an extremely rare chance to have a say on the biggest issues affecting their lives, who were allowed a rare vote on the fate of globalization and neoliberal practice, we are treated to the celebration of a world where sovereignty still matters. Far from a thing of the past, self-determination will now remake the world of the immediate future. The stern advice, dire warnings, commanding lectures, and even threats offered by a plethora of financial elites, economists, a whole range of academic experts and European and US political leaders, came to naught.
When it comes to taking back local control, for citizens to decide on which systems should be allowed to determine their life chances, when it comes to self-determination the UK has now gone to the front of the queue.
The status quo is the status quit.
The key words are: out, leave, exit. Globalization’s tense is increasingly becoming past tense.
Convention has been up ended, and what was deemed unlikely, even impossible, just a few short months ago has instead come to pass. Elites, experts, commanders, and opinion-shapers of the ruling strata have all failed. They have been rejected. What was presumed to be inevitable about a global future, has now been proven false. The distrust and disdain of disillusioned voters, long sold false promises and told to suck it up when bitter reality struck, has finally taken the form of a decisive counter punch. As I argued previously, neoliberal globalization has entered a terminal phase.
It is terribly rare that I have such good news to report. Critical of Eurocentrism as one may be, it is important to understand that there is a centre to world capitalism, and one of the core areas of this centre has experienced a stunning revolt, and largely without all of the fanfare of an Occupy movement, without the public spectacle of an Arab Spring, and without the frenzy of a Colour Revolution. Neither was this a politics of left versus right—this distinction became blurrier and less tenable in the UK as it has in the US….
Indeed, Barack Obama went to the UK and threatened those supporting a British exit from the EU (Brexit), telling them the UK would be sent to the back of the queue if they voted to leave:
“I think it’s fair to say that maybe some point down the line, there might be a UK-U.S. trade agreement, but it’s not going to happen anytime soon, because our focus is in negotiating with a big bloc, the European Union, to get a trade agreement done, and the UK is going to be in the back of the queue — not because we don’t have a special relationship, but because, given the heavy lift on any trade agreement, us having access to a big market with a lot of countries — rather than trying to do piecemeal trade agreements is hugely inefficient”.
From its conception, the EU project was the height of democratic elitism and of hegemony by stealth. As one of its founding intellectuals, Jean Monnet, envisioned, “Europe’s nations should be guided towards the Super-state without their people understanding what is happening”. Instead, they have not only understood, they have decided.
Next time—with next time arriving in a matter of minutes—that you hear a campaigner loudly declare that “it’s time to take our country back,” it would be unwise to dismiss it. My own sense of the shape of things to come in the near future on this side of the Atlantic — ….— is that while the Brexit campaign cannot be directly mapped onto Trump’s America First movement, they share much in common despite several differences. What Brexit does do is put Hillary Clinton (and the “order” that she chose to represent) in the same frame with decline, defeat, and loss. Hillary Clinton now represents not a globalist inevitability, but an assumed future that is now a has been. Clinton’s world has just changed, and it has changed in the direction heralded by her adversary. History is now his side, if we want to speak in such terms. Now it’s up to Hillary Clinton, and her powerful financial and militarist backers, to explain how their plan is tenable in a world environment that rejects it from the very centres of international political and economic power. Hillary Clinton thus represents what is in fact a losing proposition. It has lost.
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Elias Alias, editor