Jason Morgan | Remnant Correspondent, TOKYO
Vladimir Putin sent his Russian Federation troops into Ukraine in the last week of February 2022. Within a matter of days, Putin, his ministers, and then everyone in Russia had been hit with devastating sanctions. Indiscriminately, every single participant in the Russian economy was cut off from credit and reduced to using a currency spiraling into worthlessness. Russian mothers, children, the handicapped, the elderly—Washington wants them all dead.
As Ludwig von Mises Institute Director Jeff Deist and economist Bob Murphy point out on a recent Mises podcast, the sanctions against Russia are metastasizing rapidly. Valery Gergiev, the conductor of the Munich Philharmonic, has been fired. A Canadian youth hockey league and the Paralympics are banning Russians entirely. A Russian soprano singer named Anna Netrebko was kicked out of the Metropolitan Opera in New York for not denouncing her country’s president. Russia has been banned from participating in the World Cup. The United States Department of Justice has already created a “task force” to seize the private property of Russian citizens whom Washington has decided—on what standard it is not known—are “oligarchs”.
Praise be to Nero’s Neptune
the Titanic sails at dawn
and everybody’s shouting
“Which side are you on?”
—Bob Dylan, “Desolation Row”
In a February 23, 2022, Washington Examiner piece titled, “China’s support for Russia turns Ukraine into battleground for new world order,” foreign affairs reporter Joel Gehrke writes:
China has given “tacit approval” for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s latest invasion of Ukraine, in the judgment of U.S. officials, as part of a joint effort to undermine the institutions that American and allied leaders established to minimize conflict in the decades following World War II.
“Russia and the PRC also want a world order,” State Department spokesman Ned Price said Wednesday. “But this is an order that is and would be profoundly illiberal. ... It is an order that is, in many ways, destructive rather than additive.”
About this time five years ago, American leftists were screaming—literally bellowing up at the sky—that they were moving to Canada. “Donald Trump is a fascist!” they cried. “Tyranny is taking over the United States!”
One after another, Democrats took to Twitter to announce their imminent departure for our neighbor to the north. The USA is a dictatorship—Yukon ho!
The Christmas Manifestos
In late December of 2021—on Christmas Day, to be exact—I had the honor of being one of the signatories (along with Michael Matt and many others) to “A Christmas 2021 Global Renaissance Manifesto: A Collaborative Call for a World Cultural Renaissance through Establishment of a Global Commonsense Solidarity Union (GCSU)”—or “Global Renaissance Manifesto” for short.
Why a “Global Renaissance Manifesto”? And, why now?
"New Kind of Evil"
(A Remnant Interview)
The Calm After and Before the Storm
In the early 1990s in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the national mood was finally beginning to brighten after decades of starvation, mass murder, and government oppression.
The civil wars and warlords of the 1930s and 40s, the famines in the 1950s brought about by the disastrous policies of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), the national civilizational vandalism and terror campaigns which CCP leader Chairman Mao Zedong unleashed in the 1960s, the years of economic hardship and weakness of the 1970s, and the massacre of thousands of democracy advocates in the 1980s who mistakenly thought that post-Mao leader Deng Xiaoping’s get-rich reforms would lead to greater respect for human rights—all this began slowly to fade as China entered the last decade of the twentieth century.
Under normal circumstances, physicians diagnose diseases. Dr. Smith examines a patient, looking into his ears and down his throat, pressing his stethoscope against his back. Dr. Smith runs a series of tests until he determines that the patient has, say, pneumonia, or diphtheria, or esophageal cancer. Diseases produce signs which physicians are trained to interpret. A physician is first a namer of disease—only once an ailment has been identified can a cure be devised. Saying what the problem is is in many ways a physician’s most important job.
In September of 2021, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone announced the “Rose and Rosary for Nancy” campaign to soften the heart of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi is a Democrat politician representing California’s 12th congressional district, which lies within the bounds of the San Francisco archdiocese. Hence Archbishop Cordileone’s personal intervention. The issue at hand is abortion. While Pelosi claims to be a Catholic, she has proven to be one of the most fanatical proponents of in utero infanticide in American history. (She is also a tireless proponent of homosexual “marriage,” which she claims is “consistent” with Catholic teaching.) As the ordinary of Nancy Pelosi’s archdiocese, Archbishop Cordileone has the duty to set Pelosi straight when she errs, and to prevent others from going astray when she (or anyone else) errs publicly.
IT IS 1987 in southern Louisiana. Late December. Christmas Eve, in fact. I am gussied up in what I am told are “slacks,” and I am also wearing a shirt with a strange appendage known as a “collar.” The oeuvre is completed by a burgundy clip-on tie. And the temperature is below sixty degrees, so I will have to wear a jacket when we go out. Because it’s already dark, and my family and I are on our way to Midnight Mass.
The damp Louisiana air is heavy with a wintry aroma of pine needles and distant chimney smoke. The sky is dark but the road to the church is lantern-lit with the headlights of all the cars. It’s like a Mardi Gras of Hondas and Fords, pulling one by one into the church parking lot. We have to park way in the corner, near the magnolia tree. My shoes have hard soles and they make a smart, unfamiliar sound as we walk toward the big front doors, where all the other people are also going in.
Death, Rape, Disease, Human Trafficking: Gifts of Globalism in North and Central America
It is early December and I am in a flurry of contact with Michael Yon and Masako Ganaha. We are trying to find a time to meet for an interview.
Michael Yon is easily the world’s most renowned living war correspondent, conflict journalist, and information war specialist writing in English.
Masako Ganaha is a rising star of Japanese journalism. She had been fighting for several years to expose globalist fake news in her home country before branching out to track down related problems abroad.
Many commentators pointed out that military recruitment videos in Russia and China, by contrast, feature strong, militarily competent soldiers, not weak, woke lesbians. The obvious conclusion which many have drawn is that, in the next war, the United States military is going to get its rear end handed to it. No contest. Woke, the scoffers say, is about to lose bigtime to the big boys.