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Russians stupidly and stubbornly persisting with World War II Blitzkreig in the Ukraine

Monday, May 16th, 2022

They attempted a blitzkrieg to surround and cut off the “city” of Severodonetsk

A tiny insignificant city about twenty five blocks by fifteen blocks.

The city center consists of a supermarket, a couple of gas stations, a couple of auto repair shops, a car accessory store, a food takeaway shop, a bank, a nail salon, a hotel cafe, a pub, and a remarkably large number of government offices. The town appears to exist to service government employees and people’s cars.

They had a go, lost of bunch of military vehicles. OK, you try these things, sometimes they work, sometimes they don’t.

And then they had another go, same result. And another. And another. And another. All up they lost seventy five military vehicles.

That is not OK. When it does not work, you stop and try to do something different.

This is reminiscent of the early days of World War I, where they repeatedly tried bayonet charges. Each and every bayonet charge was wiped out with enormous casualties. Not one bayonet charge inflicted any damage at all. Not one bayonet reached one enemy. And they just kept on doing it because they just did not know what else to do.

Russia is also finally starting to do some Information Epoch warfare, and getting results. But rather piddling results so far because their network penetration is crap. They have had a few goes at nailing more important people, but as yet, no successful hits.

The first thing Putin needs to do is ask his spy IT organization what computer networks in Russia they are unable to penetrate. And then demote his spy IT people and put the people who created impenetrable networks in charge of state IT, officially in charge of making state computer networks secure, and secretly in charge of penetrating other people’s computer networks. NSA is a long, long, long way, ahead of him, but the NSA have recently made Shaniqua tech lead, and are starting to lose ground fast.

The next thing he needs to do is to do what the Polygon has long been doing. Insert undercover entryists into enemy human social networks. He has a long way to go.

But an entryist organization needs a faith. What faith would that be?

Well, handily, the Ukrainian regime is terrorizing, imprisoning, and murdering, old type Christians. And there are a pile of Ukrainian Christians in Russia and Russian controlled territories that have fled this. So …

In the Information Epoch tanks are irrelevant. Manned warplanes are irrelevant. Artillery is only relevant if your enemy is dumb enough to refight World War II. When Trump defeated ISIS, did he use tanks, artillery, and bombers? Learn how to fight wars in the in the Information Epoch from those who have successfully done so.

Trump destroyed ISIS.

And in Afghanistan?

The US was suffering endless and terrible casualties in Afghanistan. Trump cut a deal with the Taliban whereby US forces continued to control key cities and key roads in Afghanistan, and suffer no further casualties. The Taliban accepted a deal that was a severe defeat, because they figured they could wait Trump out. US casualties completely ended in Afghanistan. Taliban casualties did not end. This does not sound like a very good deal at all. Why did they agree?

Well, during the negotiations:

Taliban negotiator:

Why are you sending me a picture of my house?

Trump:

Think about it.

That is how you fight an Information Epoch war. The side that has the best human network and computer network penetration wins. Battleships, tanks and artillery are one with bayonet charges. Observe that artillery and tanks failed take a couple of thousand surrounded Azov brigade holed up in a bunch of reinforced concrete buildings. Russians now have to starve them out.

The Information Epoch solution for that kind of problem has been tested and demonstrated, though no one has deployed it yet to my knowledge. You send a swarm of pigeon sized drones, with line of sight communications with each other, one end of the swarm out in the open with line of sight communication to base, and the other end swarming through narrow the twisty spaces where your enemy is holed up and destroying your artillery and tanks, and find the exact location of your enemy. Having found them, destroying them becomes trivial. Drone capability to swarm through narrow twist spaces using time based spread spectrum communication has been demonstrated, but as yet not applied. You need a communication technology that gives each drone the exact distance from every drone that it is in communication with, enough drones in line of sight with each other than they can exactly locate each drone with respect to the position of all of the others, and drone ai that can recognize walls, floors, ceilings, and mobile objects. And then you follow them up by destroying the mobile objects.

But killing a whole lot of grunts inherently takes a lot whole lot of time, effort, and money, and grunts are rather easily replaceable. Far better to take out the central vertices of the organization that funds and commands them. And for that, you need, not drone swarms, but human and computer network penetration. Thinking too much about killing grunts is a distraction.

In the Information Epoch, the surviving statelike groups with military capability will be those that not only have good computer and human network penetration, (hackers and entryists) but have good resistance to hacking and entryism (good encryption and an inquisition) and high tolerance of damage to key vertices (capability to swiftly rotate decision making roles while continuing to act cohesively, and brave and loyal men in those decision making roles.) Hordes of grunts will not matter very much, and columns of tanks no longer matter at all. Just as the winning organizations of seventh to seventeenth century relied on brave men in elite positions and were willing and able to take substantial casualties and keep on going, the winning organizations of the Information Epoch will rely on brave men in elite positions and will be willing and able to take substantial casualties and keep on going. Another aristocratic era is coming up.

Russia halted in the Ukraine.

Saturday, March 19th, 2022

This is not exactly defeat – Russia has grabbed a lot Russian speaking Ukraine territory, and has connected the Crimea to Russia by land. It has also inflicted huge costs on the GAE, the Global American Empire, or rather it has provoked the Global American Empire into inflicting huge costs on itself.

You may have heard that the Russian financial system is in chaos. Nope. The Russian financial system is fine. Their problem is that they were using the Global American Empire’s financial system, and it is in chaos.

But it is very far from victory.

When this war started, I predicted it would be over in twenty days, a prediction I hastily qualified by saying it would still be a spectacular victory if it took forty. Well, it has been more than twenty days, and it looks highly unlikely it is going to forty.

The problem is that Russia was carrying out twentieth century warfare, blitzkrieg and tanks, which has been stopped by twenty first century warfare, man carried autonomous self guided anti tank missiles. You point the missile in the general direction of the tank, and tell the missile to take care of it.

Ukraine has received a huge supply of man carried autonomous anti armor missiles, which makes blitzkrieg impossible and suicidal, and has just received thirteen of the latest Turkish drones, which makes bombarding cities impossible and suicidal.

These drones, if given instructions to fly an autonomous mission, cannot be jammed. The Russians appear to have destroyed the earlier drones. To take out a drone operating under human guidance you jam it, it becomes stupid and predictable, then you kill it. Ukraine will lose these drones like it lost the others if it tries to fly them under human guidance.

The more recent drones are capable of autonomous warfare, and figure out where they are by looking at the scenery.

Giving them the instructions they need to carry out an autonomous mission is difficult, and the UI is dreadful, which does not make it any easier.

But the Ukrainians have managed to figure it it out, so it will be impossible for the Russians to bombard cities.

Needs smart operators and a better UI, but if directed to go on an autonomous mission, they take off by themselves, fly to the destination by themselves, recognize four targets in succession, take them out, find a friendly airstrip by themselves, and land by themselves. Difficulty is telling them how to recognize the targets. UI needs to be improved.

Now that the Turkish drones are capable of autonomy, flattening cities will not be possible either. Takes artillery a while to flatten a city, and it is not going to survive long enough to do so.

Blitzkreig and artillery bombardment is twentieth century warfare, as obsolete as the cavalry charge.

There was the stone age, the Bronze Age, and the iron age, the materials ages. Then there were the energy ages, the age of steam and the nuclear age.

And now we are in the information epoch, which unlike the others, began at an exact time: 1970-01-01_00:00:00

And now information warfare is dominant. You deliver a quite small amount of explosives, currently around one or two kilograms of high explosive and getting smaller every year, to exactly the right spot at exactly the right time. Which means you have to know the right spot and the right time.

Albeit the minimum useful size for a nuclear warhead is still rather large.

A typical example of information warfare is Trump taking out the top Iranian General Qasem Soleimani in a civilian airport with insignificant collateral damage.

Trump taking out Isis headquarters similarly – a lightning strike by a handful of elite warriors who entered deep into hostile territory, destroyed everything, then immediately vanished. In the future, similar strikes will employ a small nuclear warhead or a rod from space.

Trump was the first twenty first century military leader. His great failure was his failure to deal with his enemies within America in the same manner. He needed to have better connections to the front of the spear, and he needed to understand that normality is over, the republic is over, which he failed to do, and is still failing to do. Julius Caesar similarly failed. Took his adoptive son, Caesar Augustus, to figure it out.

Ukraine has hastily learned twenty first century warfare.

Russia is not going anywhere until it can do the same.

I await the appearance of a twenty first century military leader with military and political power. Trump failed because he failed to understand that normality is over, the Republic is over, and the time of holy war has begun. Putin understands this just fine, but unlike Trump, failed to understand we are now in the age of information warfare. Blitzkrieg is over. Georgia was the last blitzkrieg.

War and the gay parade

Thursday, March 10th, 2022

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has given a sermon that reduced numerous officially unofficial mouthpieces of the Global American Empire’s officially unofficial state religion to incoherent rage.

The war in the Ukraine is a holy war – not because Putin is holy, but because the unofficially official state religion that seeks to rule the world is unholy.

The proximate cause of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was that Nato was persistently pushing to expand to Russia’s borders.

This expansion was pushed by making – not exactly war, but not peace – on Donbas, a not-peace that killed many thousands of people in Donbas, and was continuing to kill people, a pressure that while short of outright war, still killed people, and continued to kill people. It was not exactly war, but was clearly not peace. Which is what happens to your country if you fail to hold a gay parade.

A pressure that just went on, and on, and on, for eight years now and is not going to stop until major armed force stops it.

The Cathedral wants to make Donbas to hold gay parades too, as a step towards making Russia hold gay parades.

It is not NATO that they want to expand, it is our officially unofficial state religion.

This sermon calls the war for what it is: An armed defense against a hostile power seeking to expand its unchristian faith by force. Putin invaded Ukraine to defend his power in Russia – but his power in Russia is threatened because he would not hold a gay parade. In this sense he invaded Ukraine in defense of Christianity.

hat tip encelad
Patriarchal Sermon at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior by his Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia

For eight years there have been attempts to destroy what exists in the Donbass. And in the Donbass there is rejection, a fundamental rejection of the so-called values that are offered today by those who claim world power. Today there is such a test for the loyalty of this government, a kind of pass to that “happy” world, the world of excess consumption, the world of visible “freedom”. Do you know what this test is? The test is very simple and at the same time terrible – this is a gay parade. The demands on many to hold a gay parade are a test of loyalty to that very powerful world; and we know that if people or countries reject these demands, then they do not enter into that world, they become strangers to it.

But we know what this sin is, which is promoted through the so-called marches of dignity. This is a sin that is condemned by the Word of God – both the Old and the New Testament. Moreover, the Lord, condemning sin, does not condemn the sinner. He only calls him to repentance, but not to ensure that through a sinful person and his behavior, sin becomes a life standard, a variation of human behavior – respected and acceptable.

If humanity recognizes that sin is not a violation of God’s law, if humanity agrees that sin is one of the options for human behavior, then human civilization will end there. And gay parades are designed to demonstrate that sin is one of the variations of human behavior. That is why in order to enter the club of those countries, it is necessary to hold a gay pride parade. Not to make a political statement “we are with you”, not to sign any agreements, but to hold a gay parade. And we know how people resist these demands and how this resistance is suppressed by force. This means that we are talking about imposing by force a sin condemned by God’s law, and therefore, by force to impose on people the denial of God and His truth.

Therefore, what is happening today in the sphere of international relations has not only political significance. We are talking about something different and much more important than politics. We are talking about human salvation, about where humanity will end up, on which side of God the Savior, who comes into the world as the Judge and Creator, on the right or on the left. Today, out of weakness, stupidity, ignorance, and most often out of unwillingness to resist, many go there, to the left side. And all that is connected with the justification of sin, condemned by the Bible, is today a test for our faithfulness to the Lord, for our ability to confess faith in our Savior.

I wrote in 2017

Because the Cathedral is primarily driven by holiness competition, it is incapable of acting rationally. This is in some ways a strength. The way to win at chicken is to first drink a bottle of vodka, then at the last moment rip out the steering wheel and throw it out the window.

But it is also a weakness. The likely result is, sooner or later, to blunder into war, state to state, state level civil war, nonstate war, and likely all of the above.

And now, in 2022, blundering into state to state war.

Current events

Monday, March 7th, 2022

This blog does not normally report, nor pay much attention to, current events, except as they illustrate the long sweep of history.

But, there is a bunch of stuff happening now. Four demons doing a weak-ass imitation of the the four horsemen of the apocalypse are on their way.

First and foremost for me is that the heat on crypto currency is going up, and it looks like the blood diamonds attack on bitcoin may well be imminent. Executive order coming this week. Chances are it will be a big nothing burger, because Shaniqua will be leading the charge against crypto currency, but we will see.

Justification being that bitcoin is being used to get around SWIFT.

Well then, big profits to be made in whatever crypto currency winds up being used to get around SWIFT. When last I checked zk-SNARKs were not yet ready for prime time, and the lightning network was not yet ready for prime time, but it is time to check again.

Getting ready to move again, and not at all sure where to move to.

And on the first horseman, plague:

I have been following Igor Chudov for a little while, and at first it was “Oh wow. The craziest conspiracy theories about Covid are true”

And then after a bit it was more “too long, don’t read. Of course the worshipers of the Mighty and Awesome Covid Demon are evil and insane. What did you expect?”

Looks like the Covid hysteria was demonic, not merely evil. The story now coming out around Covid is not necessarily proof that people who seem to be be demon possessed are possessed by literal demons rather than figurative demons, but it is compelling evidence that modeling them as possessed by literal demons is predictive of their behavior, and predicts better than the rational pursuit of short term self interest by evil means.

Worst Fears Realized: Pfizer mRNA Integrates into your DNA

If the demons keep the upper hand, war with Russia will aim not at victory, but nukes.

With the attention of the Global American Empire on war, it has now become suddenly safer to examine the truth about the Awesome, Mighty, and Holy Covid Demon, but I still see a lot of stubborn resistance and denial, and a heavy handed and hamfisted effort to prevent discovery.

No very dramatic news on the second horseman: War. Globohomo is murdering civilians who attempt to flee Ukrainian cities, and Ukrainian politicians who are trying to get peace, or at least position themselves for a new Russian aligned regime. The Global American Empire is planning a never ending asymmetric war in the Ukraine.

Looking at the movement of Russian forces, looks like they intend to restore the 1914 border between Russian Europe and Western Europe. They seem to be positioning a significant force along the 1914 border. Ukrainians east of the 1914 border mostly speak Russian, of a sort, Ukranians west of the 1914 border mostly speak “Ukranian”.

If they adequately secure the border, either the Global American Empire winds up enduring an unfavorable peace, or escalating to conventional war. Which, with demons literal or figurative running the operation, is likely to go nuclear.

In the long sweep of history, we are not headed for one specific destination, for when glass shatters, it can break in any of a thousand ways, but the pace of events so far is consistent with the continuing trend, in place since 1820, of chaotic and entropic events driven by ever increasing leftism getting faster and faster, despite the fact that we are no longer being bombarded with tales of peaceful dark skinned joggers being attacked by white males, and enforcement of the rituals of Covid Worship seems to have been forgotten. The direction keeps changing, so difficult to make an assessment of how fast movement is happening, except in retrospect.

In 1970 we fell of the track headed towards technological singularity. So far, we still seem to be on track for left singularity, or at least not yet obviously off the track.

Everything is ultimately driven by faith, for an army needs a state religion, and a state needs an army. Our Churches are celebrating gay sex with obscene sacraments, those that do not go along are apt to be burned down, and the police uninterested in finding who burned them down, just as in the Ukraine, people who seek peace, or merely attempt to flee war, are apt to be murdered, while in Russia, for all its grave faults, white men are once again building Cathedrals.

sudden swerve in the path to the left singularity

Thursday, March 3rd, 2022


The Cathedral has abandoned the Awesome and Mighty Covid Demon narrative, and the innocent peaceable dark skinned joggers capriciously attacked by white predators for no apparent reason narrative, in favor of the universal support for war against Russia narrative.

You think censorship has eased? The internet connections with Russia are being cut.

A precondition for war with Russia is getting enough people to be inside the war bubble. YouTube is busily purging outside the War-with-Russia bubble videos, and has lost interest in purging outside the Covid bubble and outside peaceful-jogger bubble videos.

Still seeing piles of pro Russian stuff on facebook, twitter, reddit and youtube, but I also see the screws tightening. I expect that they will continue to tighten.

Thus the left singularity proceeds, but in a new direction likely to end in war.

Recollect that the ever leftwards tendency suddenly took a new turn in 1933, throwing first wave feminism overboard in favor of preparation for war and the total war economy. Instead of universal support for women’s rights, there was universal support for a command economy. War ensued six years later, but the left singularity runs faster these days.

The Cathedral seems content to let Ukraine fall, but they are preparing for asymmetric warfare in the Ukraine against the Russians. One thing will lead to another, and the psychological preparation for one thing leading to another has begun.

What our enemies revealed in the fall of Kabul

Saturday, September 4th, 2021

Newt Gingrich: “Sad not a single women’s group on the left is up in arms about Afghanistan.”

Of course not. Feminism and female emancipation is merely a shit test, and women love men who pass their shit tests, and hate men who fail them.

Reflect on the savage hatred that feminists bear against Greek letter fraternities and rich and famous movie producers who fail to rape them, with their eager and enthusiastic response to Rotherham and the Cologne rape festival: “Refugees welcome.” “We are not your women.”

If you read between the lines of the Rotherham stories, it is seems that the very young girls being raped and threatened were strangely difficult to help and protect when family members tried to help and protect them.

As the collapse began, but before the Officially Unofficial Press acknowledged that Kabul had fallen, I saw talking heads displaying awareness that this was a holy war, and awareness that you have to bring a gun to a gunfight and a faith to a holy war.

The people of Afghanistan, we were repeatedly told, loved Globohomo, democracy, and feminism, and would fight for it.

Events proved that the Afghan army would not fight for Globohomo.

They brought a faith to a holy war, but it was revealed that Satanic faiths are not very useful in holy wars.

The fall of the Republic

Saturday, August 28th, 2021

PJ Media correctly observes of the botched and disorderly retreat from Afghanistan:

This ensures that the catastrophe, rather than diminishing, has only just begun. It will not end when the last qualified person leaves Kabul but when the U.S. political system has found a constitutional way to clean house.

Compare and contrast with the orderly and dignified Soviet retreat from Aghanistan.

A constitutional house cleaning is unlikely to be practical, since a necessary step in that cleansing would be tarring and feathering the judges at every level and dragging them through the streets.

The chaos of America’s disorderly retreat suggests that the end of the Republic is closer than the fall of communism was when Russia retreated from Afghanistan. Communism fell eleven years after retreat from Afghanistan, suggesting that the rotting zombie corpse of the Republic will fall soon enough.

A republic can only exist with a virtuous ruling elite. But because the elite in a Republic necessarily relies on flattery and on bribing factions of the voters with the voters own money, and because the elite inevitably expands the franchise to voters ever less competent and knowledgeable, elite virtue inevitably declines.

Once a Republic has openly rigged elections, it is unlikely to recover. There is a high risk of a long period of darkness with elites killing each other, terminated either by a virtuous King who creates a virtuous elite to staff his administration, or, more likely, a foreign elite coming in, enslaving American males and banging American women.

The Soviet experience would suggest that collapse is imminent, but it seems to me that woke has considerably more life in it now than communism did back then.

Where we are now

Sunday, August 15th, 2021

A survey of the talking heads talking about the fall of Kabul confirms that our major military objective in Afghanistan was to teach nine year old girls to put a condom on a banana.

I am happy about the fall of Kabul, because Afghanistan is the graveyard of empires. It is where empires go to die, but don’t make the mistake of thinking that the enemy of your enemy is your friend.

We face two live faiths that hate us and want us to die, progressivism and Islam. The Taliban hates you and wants you to die almost as much as our government does. In this case, the enemy of your enemy is definitely not your friend.

Then there is Xi thought, the Chinese state religion. It is walking dead, like the faith of the Soviet Union after Stalin, a zombie, irreparably rotting and falling apart. Xi is trying to revive it with an infusion of Marxism, and is currently allied with progressives in America against Americans, while at war with their muppets and sock puppets closer to his borders, taking advantage of disunity and corruption within the American elite. At the moment, the left that is in his pocket is in the saddle within America, and is comfortable letting the American empire fall back. But the left that is not in his pocket is getting steamed about the collapse of empire.

I hope that Xi will turn right to Confucianism. Trying to revive Marxism as the Chinese State Religion is not going well for him. It’s dead, Jim.

In Russia, protected by Putin’s nukes, Christianity is returning from the dead. It is good at returning from the dead. But while no longer dead, is not altogether alive yet. Still has merely the aliveness of a mustard seed.

Holy war is coming, and you need to take a gun to a gunfight, and a faith to a holy war. Our best prospect for winning is the Christianity that is barely beginning to show tiny shoots of green in Russia.

Old Type Roman Catholicism is alive, and I wish it well, but the Pope is a heretic, an apostate, and a pagan, and the Vatican is in the pocket of the lavender mafia. This is a fatal weakness for a supranational centralized faith. It is a fatal weakness of supranationalism, universalism, and centralization. Always rots from the head down.

Worse, even Old Type Roman Catholicism is fatally blue pilled, and has been ever since it capitulated to the Troubadours. We need a state religion that is compatible with elite fertility, or else whites will disappear and the remnants will be wiggers.

Orthodoxy has the great advantage of being a coalition of national faiths.

When the Tsar conquered some place X that was not orthodox, he would install a King of X, and would send a Russian Orthodox priest from Russia to X to run their state religion, who would give a quick touch up spray paint job on the existing state religion of X to make it orthodox, declare himself X orthodox instead of Russian Orthodox, and fiercely defend the national prerogatives of the distinctive and significantly different national X Orthodox Church (The touch up job was seldom very thorough). The King of X installed by the Tsar would take orders from the Tsar, and the Russian priest installed the Tsar would take orders from that King, rather than directly from the Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow, but Russian Orthodoxy and X orthodoxy would remain in communion.

We have to replace our existing universalist state religion of progressivism and woke with a national and nationalist state religion, and Orthodoxy fits the bill better than old type Roman Catholicism, which is fatally and inherently blue pilled and fatally supranational.

Empires go to Afghanistan to die. They die not because Afghanistan is a tough nut to crack. It is easy to conquer Afghanistan. It is not very hard to rule Afghanistan. Imposing your State religion on it, is, however considerably harder, because you have to intrude the state into every nook and cranny, which is, in Afghanistan, extremely difficult. Successful governments in Afghanistan kept order and safety on Afghanistan’s primary asset (the crossroads of central Asia) and let the rest slide, relying on the roads across Afghanistan as their primary, and often their only, source of revenue, and political and economic power. Unsuccessful empires in Afghanistan went there to impose their universal state religion, and forgot about the roads linking central Asia. In our case, forgot about the roads, pipelines, internet, and electricity grid linking central Asia.

Defeat in Afghanistan was foreshadowed by the fact that the Afghan internet is an outlying branch of the American internet. A competent empire would have made it the central node of the central Asian internet so that it could spy on the network traffic. If the war had been run competently, everyone along the roads linking central Asia would find themselves with good internet connections, and everyone near the roads would find a good internet connection on their cell phones, with a short ping time to all of central Asia.

Keeping the roads open, orderly, and safe is the sort of thing that empires are good at and can easily do. Getting nine year old girls woke is pushing muck uphill, and empires go to Afghanistan to die because they are pushing muck uphill.

Kabul has fallen

Saturday, August 14th, 2021

It has not quite officially fallen yet, at least not officially as I post, but this is normality bias, plus the fact that it is taking a while for the Taliban leadership to move from Pakistan to Kabul.

Due to normality bias, six thousand US troops are due to arrive, and six hundred British troops are arriving, which could result in interesting events, as official reality encounters actual guns, in the hands of people who neglect to read official sources about official reality.

The ISI, with the help of America, defeated America.

Tuesday, July 6th, 2021

The Taliban exists because Pakistan sponsors it. Since Pakistan has nukes, everyone preferred to not notice this.

Lieutenant General Hamid Gul, Pakistani Military intelligence, the ISI, accurately foresaw what is now happening in Afghanistan as I post this:

when Afghanistan’s history came to be written, it would record that the ISI, with the help of America, defeated the Soviet Union. And next, historians would record that the ISI, with the help of America, defeated America.

With the major US airbase abandoned, the Afghan government is likely to fall sometime well before September. It could well fall tomorrow, but it will simply take time for Taliban forces to move to Kabul from the Pakistan border.

There is a great deal that is very wrong with Mohammedanism. But there are only two live faiths in power Progressivism and Islam. And as progressivism becomes ever more self destructive, it is losing to Islam.

Or perhaps there is a third. Orthodox Christianity. Let us pay our respects to Putin, Tsar of all the Russias.

Xi Thought is dead. He is trying to bring it to life with a controlled infusion of old type Marxism, which in sufficient dose will destroy the Chinese economy and cause scientific and technological stagnation, but no dose is going to revive the Chinese state religion. The only real option that he has is to adopt old type Confucianism and claim the mandate of heaven, breaking with Maoism.

India has nukes, but incapable of independence because Hinduism is overrun by demons. Has been for a very long time. Pakistan, demonstrably, is capable of independence.

At the recent summit conference, Putin and whoever is pulling Biden’s strings agreed to lower the temperature and halt the drift to war, but those who control Biden can no more control the State Department than Trump could. The State Department thinks it has agreed to pause the drift to war for a few months.

Putin appears to doubt the capability of American nukes, and there are some people in the US government who do not believe America’s nukes work either. Perhaps those are the people who are pulling Biden’s strings, in which case they will eventually be forced to do whatever it takes to prevent the drift to war.

But they are riding a tiger. A holiness spiral is going to go to war with someone. Usually its own subjects.