Apprehensions of War

On Sunday, April 6, 2014, three cities in eastern Ukraine were “overcome” by pro-Russian demonstrations. The protesters called on Russia to come in and restore order. [1]

Pro-Russian protesters have seized state buildings in several east Ukrainian cities, prompting accusations from Kiev that Moscow is trying to “dismember” the country. [2]

It is looking more and more like “Coriolanus in Ukraine.” In the Spear Shaker tragedy, after being exiled from Rome (Kiev), Coriolanus (Viktor Yanukovych) seeks out Aufidius (Vladimir Putin) in the Volscian (Russian) capital of Antium (Moscow). Moved by his plight,  Aufidius (Putin) embraces Coriolanus (Yanukovych), and allows him to lead a new assault on Rome (Kiev). (Further background: Esoteric Shakespeare (Part 13), Ersjdamoo’s Blog entry of March 3, 2014.)

On March 4, 2014, divining the Spear Shaker tea leaves, Ersjdamoo foresaw, “The indications based upon soothsaying of the Spear Shaker’s Coriolanus are that yes, Kiev is the destination – with this caveat: Coriolanus (Viktor Yanukovych) will have a final change of heart.” [3]

The newest interpretation is that Coriolanus (Viktor Yanukovych) will not exactly have a final change of heart at the gates of Kiev, but that the Russian advance will be halted there. Coriolanus in the end does not occupy Rome, and neither will Viktor Yanukovych occupy Kiev, according to the Spear Shaker soothsaying.

In the end, Ukraine will be divided between east and west, with the boundary at Kiev, if the soothsaying holds. But in the meantime there will be at least “apprehensions of war” – serious apprehensions – if not war itself.

What will these apprehensions of war mean for Europe’s economy? Andrew Carnegie (1835 – 1919) described the negative business effect of such in an essay entitled, “Should The United States Expand?”. The essay was published in 1899 and is included in the book, Republic or Empire?, by William Jennings Bryan, et al. “Foreign trade rests upon security,” wrote Carnegie. Even “the rumor of war” in itself is “absolutely destructive to commerce.” [4]

The wars and rumors of wars in Carnegie’s time involved the question of the Philippines. For the United States to annex the Philippines would be contrary to the spirit of the Monroe Doctrine. And, echoing the theme of Britain as the secret controlling force of U.S. foreign policy, Carnegie mentions, “It is no secret, as the Saturday Review says, ‘The United States gets its territory in the East by the assistance of the moral power of Britain.'” [4] (Further background suggesting British control of U.S. foreign policy can be found in, American Lackeys (Uniformed Servants) of Great Britain, Ersjdamoo’s Blog entry of April 5, 2014.)

“Only Britain’s holding back the other [world] powers gave us the Philippines,” wrote Andrew Carnegie. [4]

And, wrote Carnegie, “One point should always be remembered – it is not actual war which brings most loss to business or to the poor laboring masses. War is destructive, but short, and comes but seldom. It is the unceasing alarms of war which work most injury, causing capital to shrink from enterprise, frightening the whole financial, commercial and manufacturing world, and throwing upon the workingmen at last the chief burden of want and suffering, through loss of employment. Less from actual war than from the constant threat of war to which Europe is exposed come the distress of the laboring people.” [4]

Current apprehensions of war are further hurting the economy of Ukraine, a global breadbasket due to its extensive, fertile farmlands. The war apprehensions over Ukraine also undermine any sense of stability in Europe, thereby not helping what is already a shaky economic situation there. The crisis began when the U.S. State Department ignored the Monroe Doctrine and meddled in the politics of Ukraine. But who will call the U.S. State Department to account for helping precipitate this crisis? For some reason, the State Department has been immune from any criticism by the mainstream “news”.

——- Sources ——-
[1] “Will Putin Invade Eastern Ukraine Next? Pro-Russia Protesters Call On The President To Send In Troops”, by Lark Turner.
[2] “Russia trying to ‘dismember’ Ukraine through protests, Kiev says”, By Marie-Louise Gumuchian and Victoria Butenko CNN News Service, April 7, 2014
[4] Republic or Empire?, by William Jennings Bryan, et al. Chicago: The Independence Company, 1899


About ersjdamoo

Editor of Conspiracy Nation, later renamed Melchizedek Communique. Close associate of the late Sherman H. Skolnick. Jack of all trades, master of none. Sagittarius, with Sagittarius rising. I'm not a bum, I'm a philosopher.
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