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They plunder, they slaughter, and they steal: this they falsely name Empire. (Tacitus, AD 56-120)…”Rules based order” is what US makes up for others to follow-Commenter to Luongo article at Zero Hedge

August 2, 2022

They plunder, they slaughter, and they steal: this they falsely name Empire,”...Tacitus ...(“Tacitus (circa AD 56-120) was a Roman historian, orator, and politician.”)...”Is it any real wonder why the vast majority of the world, with the vast majority of the remaining resources, is…rooting for Russia, and designing “end runs” around the dollar?”

8/2/22, Luongo: The Great Game Of Geopolitics Is Not What You Think, Authored by Tom Luongo via Gold, Goats, ‘n Guns blog, via Zero Hedge

Any real discussion of the ‘rules based order’ is wholly dependent on who has the biggest stick at the moment the rules are articulated….This is the essential problem with modeling anything based on what’s been commonly thought of as the ‘rules of the game,’ i.e. international law and/or treaty obligations. When things get desperate,

when the internal stresses become greater than the forces holding societies together,

no one gives a crap about what the rules were.”…

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Commenter QABubba:

commonly thought of as the ‘rules of the game, i.e. international law and/or treaty obligations.”

They plunder, they slaughter, and they steal:

this they falsely name Empire,

and where they make a wasteland,

they call it peace. 

To plunder, butcher, steal, these things they misname empire:

they make a desolation and they call it peace.”  Tacitus

When the US talks of freedom and democracy what they really mean

is plunder your economy and resources through neoliberalism.

The “rules based order of civilized nations” is simply

rules we made up and everyone else is supposed to follow. 

Has nothing to do with International Law or the UN.

Is it any real wonder why the vast majority of the world, with the vast majority of the remaining resources,

is rejecting this world view,

rooting for Russia, and designing “end runs” around the dollar?”

 

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