Fall of Empires: London, Washington & Paris on brink of
By George Galloway
January 11, 2019 "Information
- Despite the
thrashing around of the NATO disinformation
apparat, the imperial heartland has entered 2019
in a state of complete chaos.
Washington, London, and Paris – the three capitals of the
Empire – are today effectively ungoverned, shutdown,
tottering on the brink of collapse or under siege by their
Their self-chosen Nemeses – Moscow and Beijing –
meanwhile toast the New Year in a state of considerable
optimism and self-confidence. These are the facts, this is
We should start at the top of the Empire. The United
States government has closed down amid stasis and a barrage
of inter-governmental howitzers.
The defense secretary, 'Mad Dog' Mattis, has resigned as
have other uniformed subalterns angry at the president's
re-found determination to withdraw from costly and losing
foreign wars. The actual "mad dog" – John Bolton –
openly defies President Trump over Syria, Mueller closes in,
and the new Democratic majority in the House gears up to
"impeach the mother***er."
Nobody knows if President Trump will be around for much longer, and the
merest glance at the views of his putative successor – Vice President Mike Pence
– recalls the famous picture of President Nixon with his vice president, Spiro
Agnew, standing behind him. The satirical speech bubble had Nixon pointing over
his shoulder and saying "nobody is going to shoot me with this guy next in
In London, British Prime Minister Theresa May
is a dead woman walking; Britain's exit from the
European Union is still a matter of total
uncertainty, yet a mere 80 days away. Violence
outside the Parliament has begun to erupt, no
faction can command a majority, an election
cannot be held because its most likely result
would be the election of veteran
anti-imperialist Jeremy Corbyn whom the 'deep
state' would sooner see under arrest (alongside
this writer, according to the coup-apparatus
A no-deal Brexit will see the south of England grind to a halt given the lack
of preparation for it, as trucks headed to and from the continent turn Kent, the
'Garden of England', into a car-park.
A Brexit in name only – otherwise known as Theresa May's deal – cannot pass
in the House of Commons next week given Labour's opposition together with at
least 50 of the government's own MPs and the 10 members of the coalition
partners, the DUP.
A third option, a new referendum, runs the risk of the same scenario being
played out (but almost entirely unreported here) on the streets of Paris and
other French cities. Defying the result of the first referendum, cheating 17.4
million people of that which they voted for, risks social peace in England.
Millions of Brexit voters are among those in Britain with nothing left to lose.
In France, the Elysee has become Macron's Bastille and it is not at all
inconceivable that it will be stormed.
Last weekend his own spokesman had to be
smuggled out of a back-door after a truck hijacked by protestors smashed
through the door of his government building. The very conditions Macron strove
so very hard to bring about in Damascus and that France DID help bring about in
Kiev are now rocking the very foundations of the French Republic.
No amount of turning the 'Nelson's Eye' (when famously England's Admiral Lord
Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar was told that the French Navy were advancing
on him, he put his telescope to the black patch covering his missing eye and
said "I see no ships" – will alter the fact that for eight weeks and
counting, hundreds of thousands of French people of all political stripes have
been – increasingly violently – on the streets of cities throughout the country
demanding that their president resign. And that Macron showering Euros down the
Champs Elysees in concessions – in absolute defiance of the EU's fiscal rules –
has merely encouraged 'les autres' to keep on demonstrating.
This week, the EU (and NATO) government of Italy joined the side of the 'Gilets-Jaunes',
with Italy's Salvini personally denouncing the French president as being
"against his own people."
This Saturday, a mammoth demonstration will take place in London, leveling
the same raft of anti-austerity demands on the British government as the Yellow
Vests are making of Macron. The center cannot hold.
The old order is dying; the new one cannot be born. If we are not careful we
will soon be alive in the time of monsters.