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Dunning Kruger America – American clown show

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Written by Julian Macfarlane, Tokyo based investigative journalist, writer, author, geopolitical and military analyst

Helmotz Smith & Larry

Larry Johnson has just published a brilliant article by Helmholtz Smith.

Now that the Ukraine war is dragging to a close and NATO is running out of willpower, money, guns, tanks and artillery shells, with shaky economies, unstable politics, too many angry farmers and new wars (domestic and foreign) to worry about, it’s time to remember just how it all began.

Easily, lightheartedly, stupidly –

if you don’t know anything, everything looks easy.

False assumptions and false history explain how Washington and the NATO it controls got into this mess.

The focus is on the war in Ukraine – why NATO has lost; why Russia has won, as I and some others predicted they would in March 2022—not because we were smarter than anybody else—but rather because we weren’t delusional.

Smith concludes thusly.

Russia hasn’t collapsed, run out of weapons, the ruble isn’t rubble and Putin is still there. The Russian economy, says the IMF, grew more than any G7 country last year and its military, says General Cavoli, is stronger and those who were then sure that “Putin is finished”, now tremble for their foundations. And maybe NATO has ruined itself.

Have they learned anything? Let’s ask Victoria Nuland who is just returned to Kiev for the tenth anniversary of gluing the thing togetherNope. Failure.

False assumptions, false history

Smith puts America’s failure down to monumental hubris.

What Smith does not do, however, is explain why the US makes these mistakes, contrary to easily available fact and all reason.

Juvenile yearning

This “hubris” obviously comes from a sense of superiority. But where does that come from?

We see this in children yearning to be something they are not – in the mirror and seeing himself as an idealized parent, which is not nothing like what their overweight, beer swilling Daddy.

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Back in the 18th century that parent was the British Empire. Now the child has grown up to become….? The American Empire.

And empires by their nature justify their abuses of power through the assumption of superiority— and most importantly the inferiority of those they would bend to their will.

So it is that the American Empire thinks it is the only real “civilization”. White Man’s Burden was Britain’s – but it has been reborn as America’s Burden –“indispensable” as the world’s whitest black man once said. It’s tough – but someone has to do it!

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America’s burden

The US started by “civilizing” the North American continent – following on the efforts of the British.

The Indians had been hard hit by smallpox and the Americans conferred on the survivors the benefits of forced relocation, reservation life, poverty, alcoholism, diabetes, early death and all the other hallmarks of “civilization”. a

The US abolished chattel slavery and substituted wage slavery. It took 55% of Mexico, along with a lot of brown people who were useful in building railroads and working the land – and when they weren’t they had to be somehow gotten rid of. “Repatriated”.

North of the border, the Canucks tried to keep up. They did their best with little genocides, killing kids in residential schools. In the end, however, they were always the US’s adopted little brother.

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Or if you like, the horse’s ass.

Canadians have always had to make do with hand-me-downs – first from the Brits; then, since World War II, from the “you-alls” south of the border.

Cognitive dissonance; moral dissonance

Since all empires are predatory and expand through exploitation, theft, and war – always for the benefit of a few and never for the well-being of the many— they have no moral foundation and are inherently narcissistic and sociopathic. But human nature endows most of us with an innate capacity for empathy and care, which generates a kind of natural ethics. That Golden Rule thing.

Oh, I forgot the Gold Standard was replaced by the Dollar.

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How to get the citizens of an empire to comply with their rulers” lust and greed?

How can the Rulers themselves rationalize their own actions, at least to the family beagle? In the end, Hitler, who loved dogs (German dogs!) and passed the world’s first animal rights legislation was not born a monster— just a man gone very, very, very wrong. There but for the grace of God go… You know the rest.

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How did Adolph live with himself? Self-deception, of course — the best way of dealing with cognitive dissonance– for anyone, regardless of intelligence or position.

Truth as strategy

The Russians, however, are not trying to create an empire, just to protect their culture and their country. To them, facts matter, values matter – the truth is the best strategy.

That’s one reason why Putin in his recent interview with Carlson devoted so much time to explaining real history— although he’s done that many times before.

He was establishing a context – a background— against which the truth can be seen. Despite all the talk in the Western press about the interview being “PR” – it was nothing of the kind. For a number of reasons, the main one being that the truth works better in the end, Putin does not do “PR” – or propaganda— which is what PR really is.

Smith’s article implies more than political stupidity— for me, a political pathology, whose symptom is Dunning Kruger on a national and international scale.

While the antidote to this is the kind of truth and reason that Putin tries to express , there’s a caveat — you need a culture that values such things—and allows you to see the real issues— and listen.

Putin has learned from history. The Ukraine is not the war. The real war is elsewhere—a new kind of world war— a civilizational one in which the primary weapons are economic and industrial.

This is also a war between truth and lies—which the US is losing because it lacks not only an economic and industrial base but a moral one, as well. It has only distorted confidence and grandiosity.

It just doesn’t know what it is doing.

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Dunning Kruger Misunderstood

Ironically, the concept of Dunning Kruger is well known and popular in the US—especially in business circles where it is as misunderstood as anywhere else.

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So, Trump is often castigated as an example of “Dunning Kruger” which is reductively misconceived as stupid people — ie other people, not you or me—pretending to be smart. It is not “I think, therefore I am” — it is “I think that I think, therefore I am”.

Yet, reading Smith, it is clear that Joseph Biden outdoes even the Donald for all his bluster.

Creepy Joe, Sleepy Joe, Genocide Joe — whatever you want to call him – is the perfect metaphor for the US and its empire – senile, living in a past that never was, incontinent, and stumbling about semi-aware, imagining he/ it is young and heroic.

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Joe is clumsy. He breaks things. Does stupid stuff. Same can be said of the US of A— which has destroyed Europe while helping Putin rebuild Russia as a world power and a new world order. The Empire of Lies is in the process of destroying itself— and all the allies that serve it. What will they do when Empire dies?

Dunning Kruger as Western culture

Best for them to join Russia and China which are not hobbled by Dunning Kruger delusionality.

They may find it hard to give up their illusions of superiority— their worldview. Dunning Kruger is as much sociological as it is psychological, reflecting Calvinist individualism in which everyone wants to be one of the Elect – the Chosen— since the vast majority of people are damned.

In Asian culture—to which Russia fundamentally belongs—people’s identities are created through social interaction and their individuality connects them to the whole, which is greater than the sum of the parts. In Western culture, “individuation” separates you from all others—it is fundamentally alienative.

When I first came to Japan, I noticed that when the Japanese do “self-introduction” they define themselves in terms of the things they share with others, not the things that set them apart, which would be the case with an American.

Dunning Kruger — and all the psychosocial syndromes that overlap with it—is not therefore just “stupid people” pretending to be intelligent—nor an inherently human failing we all share – it is a cultural pathology peculiar to the West, driving everybody to pretend to be better than they are.

Fake people in a fake culture

Lie artfully and you get ahead. In 2017

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Jull

mcfarlane as replacement for zeusse? same substance. the uk is responsible for the war, not the usa. their miscalculations: 1. didnt anticipate india would side with russia (hence uk diplomats sent to india at the onset of the war 2. usa was difficult to pull into the war (hence biden issues with justice)

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Mr Fudge

people have been concluding lately that hitler only did one thing wrong ………..lose.

Hunter Biden

by now everybody knows that the us and norway were behind ns1 and ns2. if russia does not retaliate soon, she will send a ‘weakness’ signal for the west and humiliate herself.

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Jull

all based on “intel source” published by hersch. russian diplomats mentioned brit responsability at some point, then blamed the “anglo-americains”, never blamed the usa.

TomSawyer therapist

moron amerikunty–half ns paid for by eu nations

Joseph Day

why, they did russia a favour, weakening nato country economies. in fact, maybe russia did it lol

america has fallen

what do you expect, america is overrun by satans minions, joos running amok with their degenerate behavior. zionist christians who are fake christians. congress is full of these parasites and termites. america is being eaten alive on the inside

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Spiderman

lol they only earn between 10 and 15 times more than a russian worker and they can still oppose the government without being arrested, poisoned or killed , the troll today loaded the cheap votka is excited

TomSawyer therapist

my clown patient tum sawyer dementia cannot be treated—russian superiority is blamed for his recent stroke and many tantrums

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Mike

who is this clown? to write an article about the decay in the us or the western world and never mention the jewish supremacists who orchestrated this debacle is quite an achievement.

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Stapo gestapo

only weak dumb amerikunt moron blames superior jews for their pathetic submissiveness and failures

Spiderman

if you are looking for fascist nazis, sf is a good place to find them, they come out in droves and then call ukrainians nazis, the typical russian fallacy, they always had the biggest pinocchio nose in the world

Stapo gestapo

we amerikunti vassal clown in land of germs—now medieval economy populated by fools and kumdrops

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Massa John

the only reason they couldn’t cut down putin and xi, other then hussein or gaddafi is the amount of power these autocrats have. it’s easy to through the whole book at people like trump and khan. in trumps case, he even nominated two ag’s out of the swamp into his cabinet (sessions and barr) and tolerated them doing nothing, while his own dod went after him all the time. and then there’s assange…

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Edgar Zetar

very wrong thinking. usa military might and army is not stupid at all, even russia know this. aggression or russia conquest and slavement it is the last mission to accomplish after cold war and the urss collapse. so usa empire and all their vassals, lackeys and satellites just follow the cold war tune (nato never were disbanded, nato expansion to the east), russia was in the other side (british empire anglo uk always hated russia since medieval ages and this won’t change).

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Edgar Zetar

russia is winning in ukraine, we all knew they will win since february 2022 (but its just a campaign in a huge western aggression against russia), just a campaign in a decades war that we still cannot see were it will end or how it will develop in the future. russia should remember (and guess they are fully aware) russia (150mil pop) is the weakest of the three super power and china (1.5bil pop) and usa (350mil pop at home / usa/uk anglo empire 1bil pop worldwide).

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Western Defector

ah …….just more fucking bullshit from another godless journalists. atheists and jesus haters can never put all the pieces of the puzzle together. they can only get so far and then they start making mistakes and wrong assumptions. at the moment america is the muscle for the globalists who are at the core, luciferians.

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Edgar Zetar

this article is based in very wrong assumptions, but i wont assume also they are all luciferans (some of them are indeed). won’t argue christianism are forces of good or the light and every else is darkness evil (everyone has their pov).

Edgar Zetar

western civilization will always end where we are now, usa (usa empire) is the culmination of western civilization (could be the german third reich eighty years ago), the biggest spawn and son of the western civ is usa empire with the zionist, reptilians, luciferians, and even christians at the head trying to take everything.

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Western Defector

what america did concerning the indians in the 19th century has nothing to do with this dum-dum girl, and if you bothered to read contemporary reports you’d soon realize that there were two sides to the “cowboys and indians” stories.

Edgar Zetar

you watched too much western propaganda, every picture since xx century (first world war, when ‘propaganda’ born and were used by every goverment to their own agenda. after wwii everything was created again deliberately to start a new world from the ashes of wwii. that world were we live now is falling into pieces.

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