Venezuela: Economic Warfare Brings Nation To Its Knees

Featured article from Mint Press News.

Which is mightier; the pen or the sword? In the case of the recent upheaval in Venezuela, the pen is the obvious answer.

The bankers fight using the pen — the pen that signs the paperwork to impose the sanctions that incur mass starvation, dissolve order, hike prices, and bring nations to their knees — Venezuela is in the crosshairs this time.

Last year, U.S. President Donald Trump signed a determination that singled out Venezuela for failing to adhere to counternarcotics obligations. The accusation came – perhaps not so coincidentally – on the same day that Venezuela declared it would no longer participate in the U.S.’ petrodollar trade system.

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro made his position clear, he had stated earlier in that month that the country would look to “free” itself from the dollar within a week’s time, following the U.S.’ sanctions against the embattled nation.

The decision is similar to that once made by former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, who dropped the dollar in favor of the euro a few years prior to the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, we all know how that ended.

International markets thus far have failed to noticeably react to the policy shift, despite the threat it presents to the petrodollar system. The system, created in the 1970s, calls for OPEC nations to sell their oil in dollars in order to create artificial demand for the U.S. currency, a fiat currency based on thin air — held together by force.

Venezuela, home to the world’s largest oil reserves, is likely to exert some effect on the demand for dollars through its new policy, though the extent of the potential damage remains unclear. What is clear is that it means enough for the U.S. to declare a financial soft war in retaliation.

Millions of Venezuelans have seen their living conditions vastly improved through the Bolivarian process which shifted the focus away from compliance to the Western Banking Cartel.

The problems plaguing the Venezuelan economy are not due to some inherent fault in socialism, but to artificially low oil prices and sabotage by forces hostile to the revolution.

Starting in 2014, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia flooded the market with cheap oil. This is not a mere business decision, but a calculated move coordinated with U.S. and Israeli foreign policy goals. Despite not just losing money, but even falling deep into debt, the Saudi monarchy continues to expand its oil production apparatus. The result has been driving the price of oil down from $110 per barrel, to $28 in the early months of this year. The goal is to weaken these opponents of Wall Street, London, and Tel Aviv, whose economies are centered around oil and natural gas exports.

Venezuela is one of those countries. Saudi efforts to drive down oil prices have drastically reduced Venezuela’s state budget and led to enormous consequences for the Venezuelan economy.

At the same time, private food processing and importing corporations launched a coordinated campaign of sabotage. This, coupled with the weakening of a vitally important state sector of the economy, has resulted in inflation and food shortages. The artificially low oil prices have left the Venezuelan state cash-starved, prompting a crisis in the funding of the social programs that were key to strengthening the United Socialist Party.

Corruption is a big problem in Venezuela and many third-world countries. This was true prior to the Bolivarian process, as well as after Hugo Chavez launched his massive economic reforms. In situations of extreme poverty, people learn to take care of each other. People who work in government are almost expected to use their position to take care of their friends and family. Corruption is a big problem under any system, but it is much easier to tolerate in conditions of greater abundance. The problem has been magnified in Venezuela due to the drop in state revenue caused by the low oil prices and sabotage from food importers.

Venezuelans told of how the privatizations mandated by the International Monetary Fund made life in Venezuela almost unlivable during the 1990s. Garbage wouldn’t be collected. Electricity would go off for weeks. Haido Ortega, a member of a local governing body in Venezuela, said: “Under previous governments we had to burn tires and go on strike just to get electricity, have the streets fixed, or get any investment.”

Chavez took office on a platform advocating a path between capitalism and socialism. He restructured the government-owned oil company so that the profits would go into the Venezuelan state, not the pockets of Wall Street corporations. With the proceeds of Venezuela’s oil exports, Chavez funded a huge apparatus of social programs.

After defeating an attempted coup against him in 2002, Chavez announced the goal of bringing Venezuela toward “21st Century Socialism.” Chavez quoted Marx and Lenin in his many TV addresses to the country, and mobilized the country around the goal of creating a prosperous, non-capitalist society.

In 1998, Venezuela had only 12 public universities, today it has 32. Cuban doctors were brought to Venezuela to provide free health care in community clinics. The government provides cooking and heating gas to low-income neighborhoods, and it’s launched a literacy campaign for uneducated adults.

During the George W. Bush administration, oil prices were the highest they had ever been. The destruction of Iraq, sanctions on Iran and Russia, strikes and turmoil in Nigeria — these events created a shortage on the international markets, driving prices up.

Big oil revenues enabled Chavez and the United Socialist Party to bring millions of Venezuelans out of poverty. Between 1995 and 2009, poverty and unemployment in Venezuela were both cut in half.

After the death of Chavez, Nicolas Maduro has continued the Bolivarian program. “Housing Missions” have been built across the country, providing low-income families in Venezuela with places to live. The Venezuelan government reports that over 1 million modern apartment buildings had been constructed by the end of 2015.

The problems currently facing Venezuela started in 2014. The already growing abundance of oil due to hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, was compounded by Saudi Arabia flooding the markets with cheap oil. The result: massive price drops. Despite facing a domestic fiscal crisis, Saudi Arabia continues to expand its oil production apparatus.

The price of oil remains low, as negotiations among OPEC states are taking place in the hopes that prices can be driven back up. While American media insists the low oil prices are just the natural cycle of the market at work, it’s rather convenient for U.S. foreign policy. Russia, Venezuela, Ecuador, and the Islamic Republic of Iran all have economies centered around state-owned oil companies and oil exports, and each of these countries has suffered the sting of low oil prices.

The leftist president of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, has already been deposed due to scandal surrounding Petrobras, the state-owned oil company which is experiencing economic problems due to the falling price of oil. Although much of Brazil’s oil is for domestic consumption, it has been revealed that those who deposed her coordinated with the CIA and other forces in Washington and Wall Street, utilizing the economic fallout of low oil prices to bring down the Brazilian president.

The son of President Ronald Reagan has argued that Obama intentionally drove down oil prices not just to weaken the Venezuelan economy, but also to tamper the influence of Russia and Iran, Trump has continued this foreign policy.

Writing for Townhall in 2014, Michael Reagan bragged that his father did the same thing to hurt the Soviet Union during the 1980s:

“Since selling oil was the source of the Kremlin’s wealth, my father got the Saudis to flood the market with cheap oil.

Lower oil prices devalued the ruble, causing the USSR to go bankrupt, which led to perestroika and Mikhail Gorbachev and the collapse of the Soviet Empire.”

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The Coming 80 IQ “Precariat” Slave Underclass

The admixture of poor genetics and the subsidization and subsequent rise of poor genetics with the genetic quality of the de facto ruling class remaining the same will mean the rise of a precariat, ~80 IQ underclass ruled over by a ruling class about 30-40 IQ points (Ashkenazi Jewish IQ) above the average 80 IQ person — if the threat of eminent genetic & amplified social stratification doesn’t sound problematic, I don’t know what does — especially when it is well documented in scientific literature that genetics largely define us characteristically; and, on the macroscopic level, the characteristics of distinct nations of peoples — nearly every reliably measured psychological trait, especially IQ, is significantly influenced by genetic factors.

To look at at on an individual basis is too short-sighted, it’s like saying “let’s allow the third world to flood into Europe and assess them all as individuals” — ah, by which time the vast bulk of the deviant swathes have established themselves as parasites and run rampant. It’s impractical to be too liberal on matters like this; a meritocratic, and most importantly pragmatic immigration policy is needed, a migrant comes to work, they have a purpose here, they are assessed on their qualifications and due placement in wider society — to accept a large group from a region known for its poor genetics and third world tendencies and to hope to assess them all as “individuals” is a pipe dream.

There must be compromise, sometimes absolute acts are necessary to solve partial issues.

Today’s open-door migrant policy-makers know very well that most of the third world migrants won’t be employed, will disproportionately commit the most crime, will disproportionately be welfare claimants; the statistics prove it (e.g. all available studies find that non-European immigrants to Britain cost about $10 billion/year).

Thus the authorities duck away when asked to list the background of migrant criminals, the media preaches how it is “irrelevant” to question the demographics behind society’s major negative trends.

Mass migration is not about economics, or even assisting an ageing Europe (pro-natal policies can easily amend that) this is about replacement, nothing less — the installment of an uncouth, dysgenic rabble that is more easily ruled over, the New World Order wants boots on the ground, a large impoverished workforce that will fall in line — third world African and Arab migrants offer this.

The imposition of the third world (generally poorer genes) on the first world (generally better genes) by force, under the cover of a hard-fought establishment propaganda campaign claiming “integration” and “assimilation” can happen between racial groups of greatly differing intelligence (it can’t, by the way) — combined with the safety net of welfare guarantees, means the proliferation of bad genetics — I predict this will soon mean the average person’s IQ will be 20 IQ points lower than it currently is in the Western world within the next century.

Nature naturally classifies itself implicitly; nature herself has established inequality of minds, of characters, and capacities — elite-funded social justice is attempting to bury this truth; that inequality is inherent in nature and is inevitable whether we like it or not — those in power know this, their social campaigns have had us forget that “equality” is a farce, only they benefit from “equality” — allowing different incompatible groups equal say is asking for tribalism to take hold, making it easy for picking apart with sensationalist rhetoric and demagoguery in the democratic process, diversity is balkanisation of the electorate with the media pitching the groups against one another, rich versus poor, black versus white, man versus woman — any modicum of reason is lost in the process.

They claim the African is just “oppressed”, never given his chance to shine — they blame the white man for oppressing the other races, when it was just nature taking its course. The strong, naturally, found their way to dominance — the weak faded away, or took on a lesser role.

“The earth continues to go round, whether it’s the man who kills the tiger or the tiger who eats the man. The stronger asserts his will, it’s the law of nature.” — Adolf Hitler

It harms the best of us, and emboldens the weakest; forced “equality” is forced redistribution, a way of keeping a homogeneous underclass, and its overlords’ positions, intact — because of this, it comes down to how we can best practically mitigate inequality in nature in a sensible way — a comprehensive eugenics program should be important in ensuring the biological stratification of humans doesn’t become yet more divergent and yet more damaging to collective human freedoms, civility, and intelligence — any given society is the average of its individuals, do we want to pursue a Western world populated by below average individuals (who are allowed to vote, by the way). Is it wise to degrade the average individual? I don’t think so.

Our negligent allowance of the mass importation and subsidization of poor genetics while knowing that these people know nothing of freedoms, nothing of human rights, nothing of free press, basic liberties and so on (they don’t seem to value them, either) — and, they are living apart from those who could influence them positively; their ignorance is being preserved and legitimized, they pass on nothing of value to the new generations that will follow; the third world social bubble ensues.

How will it vote? How will it shape the West? Will it stand firm in individuality, or cave to crony collectivism? I think most of us can see the collision course in motion.


How is the new ~80 IQ model citizen created?

80 IQ point average is an optimistic number.

To find the new average IQ, just draw up the average recorded scores of the major ethnic groups arriving in the current “migrant crisis” P.S. it’s called a “migrant crisis” to hide the fact it is completely orchestrated.

The newly introduced groups will settle and proliferate faster than native Caucasian populations and rise to demographic prominence.

Conversely, native Caucasians will either engage in miscegenation, or dwindle due to the falling white birthrate, compounded by organised social and toxicological affronts to white fertility.

Let’s look at this graph; the major countries of migrant origin include Syria, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Albania, Iraq, Eritrea, Serbia, Pakistan, Ukraine, Nigeria, Somalia, Russia, Macedonia, Gambia, Iran, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Senegal.

The non inter-European migrants are mostly Arabian and African in origin, both of these regions have a combined average biological IQ in the 70-80 region, as a previous article outlined; that’s barely functional in society, literally baseline functionality.

Some of the most oppressive and thoroughly corrupt regimes have been in countries of races maladjusted to holding such power to account.

  • Look to China with its one-party system with elections now recently discontinued, the people live as slaves, subjected to extreme censorship laws and a brutal regime that will not hesitate to crush dissenters.
  • Look to the nations of Africa, military dictatorships that have no civil order whatsoever; it’s pretty much always been that way.
  • South America is the same story, drug lords rule here, imperial Western interests hold big sway in agreement with the cartels.
  • And so on…

In the West — there is corruption, I’m not denying it.

But it is largely held at bay by an inquisitive, constitutionally switched-on populace, the West is more free than anywhere else for that reason alone — why else is it the premier global migrant destination? Because the people have defended their rights to property, to free speech, to self-determination — albeit not their banking systems and many areas and decisions of their government.

It’s the last holdout of liberty and true individual prosperity in the world.

Map_of_the_European_Migrant_Crisis_2015

Causes of national differences? (Mostly) genes.

Sources: refer to this webpage.

  • Since the 20th century, there have been worldwide continual increases in measured IQ. This rise has been correlated with degrees of rising education levels, and as such may provide a partial explanation for observed differences in average IQ scores between nations. One recent study suggests that the Flynn effect has ended in some developed nations such as Denmark and Norway, and suggests that this is due to immigration from countries with lower education levels or due to changes in education policies within the countries. Wicherts et al. have suggested that national differences in IQ could be because African countries have not yet experienced the improvements that cause the Flynn effect in the developed world, such as improvements in nutrition and health, and educational attainment.
  • Kanazawa writes that cold climate and harsh winters (the study uses mean annual temperature) as well as environment novelty (the study uses three different measures of distance from the ancestral environment in sub-Saharan Africa: ordinary distance and differences in latitudes and longitudes) have been proposed as important factors behind the genetic evolution of human intelligence. The study found independent support for both theories and argues that they together explain half to two-thirds of variance in national IQ. This study has been criticized by Wicherts et al. (2012) for multiple alleged flaws, including assuming that the Earth is flat, and that humans migrated in the most direct possible route, even if that route involved crossing the ocean. They conclude that these flaws “…should have precluded publication of the paper as constituted at the time of review.”
  • The sub-Saharan African IQ estimated from TIMSS studies from 72.4 to 65.9, rounded to 66.
  • The present research found that the Muslim country mean IQ of 81 is half a standard deviation below the mean IQ of non-Muslim nations and is not related to strength of Muslim culture as defined by the percentage of Muslims in the country. The mean IQ of 84 in Arab countries is not associated with per capita income and is incompatible with the intellectual achievements of the golden age of the Muslim Empire. Possible explanations for this decline include hybridization with sub-Saharan Africans, dysgenic decrease in the more educated Muslims employing birth control as suggested by Meisenberg, the Muslim religion not fostering critical thinking, and the intellectual contributions being both exaggerated and made by non-Muslims.
  • Wicherts, Borsboom, and Dolan (2010) criticized this and some other evolutionary studies for problems such as ignoring or assuming that the Flynn effect is equal worldwide and assuming that there have been no migrations and changes in climate over the course of evolution. “In addition, we show that national IQs are strongly confounded with the current developmental status of countries. National IQs correlate with all the variables that have been suggested to have caused the Flynn Effect in the developed world.”
  • Eppig, Fincher, and Thornhill (2010) states that distance from Africa, temperature, and most importantly by a large margin, prevalence of infectious disease predict national IQs. Education, literacy, GDP, and nutrition were not important as independent factors (however, the prevalence of infectious diseases is likely greatly affected by these factors). The authors argue that “From an energetics standpoint, a developing human will have difficulty building a brain and fighting off infectious diseases at the same time, as both are very metabolically costly tasks” and that “the Flynn effect may be caused in part by the decrease in the intensity of infectious diseases as nations develop.”
  • Becker and Rindermann (2016) found a moderate correlation between genetic distances, particularly with respect to geographic latitude, and cross-national IQ differences, even when controlled for factors such as Human Development Index, indicating an evolutionary explanation. Woodley of Menie et al. (2016) found that the frequencies of eight SNPs predictive of IQ correlated negatively with national fertility, and furthermore that the SNP meta-gene negatively predicts national fertility when HDI is controlled, “suggesting the existence of a selection pressure” that may reduce global g by 0.253 points per decade.

Ultimately a slave underclass forming the bulk of voters will mean liberties being chipped away faster, wage and living standards dropping big time, and an overall regression into the serfdom seen in previous eras.

The crucial voices of the reasonable will be drowned out. Full-on mob rule will take hold — the prospects for a continued orderly and rational civilization will die with the emergence of this mutating mob as it sinks its talons into the very things that uphold Western civilization; not realizing that in myopically seizing these things, it will come to destroy them too. When you come from a place of barbarism, you grab at what you can and hold tight, you don’t think about the wider picture, especially with bad genetics it makes things yet harder.

Proof: Low-level IQ Means Low-level Civilization

People with an IQ (intelligence quotient) under 83 are useless in a modern technological society. That statement makes 100% common sense, but I have to keep saying it in this day and age of double-think; that real, quantifiable (not perceived) inequalities between humans actually exist, and need to be seriously considered and tackled.

Scaling above an IQ of 83 (83-90) you have barely competent, but lacking in independent critical & creative thought.

At around 100 points things change; critical thought and creative ability emerges, it is dulled, but crucially, it is present.

100 is where Anglo society currently sits, the string-pullers want to drop this statistic by about 10 IQ points through mass immigration, reducing the white birthrate, and encouraging miscegenation — they’ll push any social engineering campaign at their disposal to smooth-over the transition period, instill guilt in the naysayers, and foment conflict in the ranks of the unyielding conservatives.

Their goal is to get a mainly migrant population; unintelligent, prone to inbreeding, and religiously obsessed — this new population will work for less, question less, and, perhaps most importantly, will not identify with the once Western “nations” they inhabit.

They will be their own prison; displaced and rootless, they will take on the new identity of the nationless and the borderless, it will seem such a grand Utopian idea to them. They will become a willing and subservient extension of any system that will satisfy their basic needs and desires — they will take the bait of big government at every hurdle and then thank them for it.

With the prongs of propaganda they will come to see the white man and his ways as their oppressor and enemy and will hold true to their old ways, complacent in their own separate society and language, told that they are acceptable as they are, rewarded for being substandard, rewarded for being perfect slaves, an overarching liberal “social justice” culture will be designed to equalize and exalt them and all their flaws above the established civilization.

Within a matter of decades, left to mix and truly lose their national roots, these migrants will vote for and back the power of a European superstate that will legislate unaccountably and perpetuate their suffering, winning their votes by claiming to “represent” them, by openly putting down the Western man who “oppresses” them — the divide and conquer strategy.

The voice of the native Western man will be rapidly drowned out as the ever-growing unintelligent, rootless, and shiftless mob will rule supreme in a democratic system that the globalist kingpins will have masterfully rigged to their total advantage.

The white man, his culture and his identity will be painted as oppressive, racist, and repugnant in every regard — while the culture, identity, and traditions of the new population will be painted in a positive light in every regard; made to appear superior to the Western society that they flee to for a better life; their crimes ignored, their shortfalls glossed-over, with liberal apologists abound in defense of third world culture’s “compatibility” with the West, the white man will be blamed for their crimes and incompetence, attributed as a figment of white oppression. These outrageous lies will be spread far and wide.

Within the puppet-aristocracy, they award themselves prizes for their acts of “social progression” through the award of the Coudenhove-Kalergi Prize, or the Charlemagne Prize; a prize awarded for work done in the service of “European unification”, this year EU lapdog Emmanuel Macron won the prize, previous recipients include EU bureaucrats such as Jean-Claude Juncker (2006), and Donald Tusk (2010), the pro-migration politician Angela Merkel (2008) with the EU pioneer Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi himself earning the first ever issuance of the award in 1950.

The epi-genetic and genetic plan for population control.

The Kalergi plan outlines the plan to form “a new mixed breed population” in Europe, made up of an average IQ of about 90. Competent enough to do basic or intermediate level work, but too incompetent to question the bigger picture.

Respected clinical psychologist, Jordan Peterson, lays out the science — without basic intelligence, a worker’s competency cannot be “learned”, as some claim — such incompetence, Peterson argues, is biologically innate.

The idea that anyone can “achieve their dreams” is patently false. The idea of individual self-determinism is hampered by the genetic ceiling that absolutely exists in varying degrees across groups of humans — cultural-Marxism in the education system will teach us the Martin Luther King idea that one IQ level is equal to another, that race is just “skin deep”, the uncomfortable truth is that Mr. King got it wrong, and that is precisely why he is glorified.

Peterson spoke of how the US army was motivated to find an accurate predictor of human intelligence as a means of effectively organizing and delegating human resources — from this emerged the development of the entirely reliable & indiscriminate IQ test.

“You can’t induct anyone into the US armed forces if they have an IQ of less than 83.”

At around an IQ of 83 — in the US army it is regarded that you can have no helpful role in the organisation. Muslim countries have an average IQ of just 81, 7.5 points lower than non-Muslim countries, most of the migration to Europe is from Muslim countries, we are bringing in loads of people who, according to Peterson’s analysis, cannot function in our society — isn’t that worth talking about?

Furthermore, half of all Muslims are inbred and 55% of Pakistanis in the UK are married to their cousins. What does this mean for the UK’s genetic future? It can’t mean much good if Muslim migrants are set to become the dominant demographic in a matter of decades.

Another effect is in-group preference, a scientifically documented phenomenon, the UK is experiencing this — as its society becomes more diverse the various ethnic groups have a splinter effect, weakening the overall national identity; 30% of Muslims in Britain do not identify as British. 7% of Muslims in Britain believe that Muslims should not have to obey British laws.

This causes ghettoization and ethnic enclaves, for example, there are 751 Muslim ghettos in France.

Peterson compared the systems that form the structure of the armed forces to be similar enough to wider society to draw an accurate comparison — low IQ people have been abused, manipulated, dominated and exploited (as per the natural order) throughout known history by populations of higher average IQ, it’s an inevitability of natural order — think of the major empires, colonialism, and so on — social Darwinists are correct, lovey-dovey liberal social justice is wrong — I’d like to say we can meet somewhere in the middle, acknowledge the strengths and weaknesses of humans in society, but don’t compromise on pursuing excellence, strength, and vitality in human populations wherever possible — this pursuit of excellence is a social standard that is fading rapidly in the West, now we have overt relativism, now we have the idea bad is good and good is bad, etc, etc, etc.