Neo-Cons of the World Unite: You Have Nothing to Lose Except Your Slaves, Mansions and Huge Pots of Money 246

David Folkerts-Landau, Chief Economist of Deutsche Bank, who has claimed that Scotland would have a “Great Depression” if independent, has a second home he bought for US $11.6 million dollars. His first home is in London – where he would have been well-placed to notice that Deutsche Bank was at the very heart of the LIBOR interest rate fixing scandal. Naturally neither Folkerts-Landau (he and his wife are friends of the Camerons) nor any other senior banker was jailed for that long term criminal illegality.

Folkerts-Landau must, you might assume, have great powers of economic prediction to have accumulated a fortune of hundreds of millions of dollars from banking salary and bonuses. Yet he failed to notice that Deutsche Bank was running up 92 billion dollars of US sub-prime mortgage junk that would be written off in the actual great crash, in which Deutsche Bank was again in the centre. Why a man who failed to notice that his own work was contributing to an actual great depression, should be taken seriously in ridiculous prognostications of a new one, is rather beyond me.

It is interesting that Folkerts-Landau states that Winston Churchill’s return to the gold standard was a major cause of the great depression. From the German Deutsche bank, that dismissed its Jewish directors in 1933 and denounced Jewish employees, and received expropriated Jewish assets through direct cooperation with Hitler, this criticism of Winston Churchill might be thought culturally insensitive.

Folkerts-Landau is just another example of the super-rich who realise that the people-based movement for Scottish independence is currently the most potent threat to the neo-con hegemony that has resulted in the destruction of social-democratic society and the massive gap between the super-rich and real people. If you look at the other boards on which sit members of the board of Deutsche Bank, it reads like a catalogue of corporate dominance:

Coca Cola
Pepsi Cola
EON Energy
XL Group
Alliance Trust

That is an illustration of the fact that mega corporations are not really competitive, but part of an interlinked web of capital interests all sharing directors. Those interests have bombarded Scotland with apocalyptic threats the last few days. There will be a great depression, major businesses will leave, energy bills will go up, interest rates will go up, oil will run out, shopping bills will go up, call charges will go up, terrorists will run round unimpeded, Russia will invade. These nonsensical claims have been hammered home relentlessly in perhaps the most concentrated stream of mainstream media propaganda in history.

The extraordinary resilience of the Scottish people, in face of these ludicrous levels of threat and intimidation from “authority figures” like Folkerts-Landau, is something of which I am very, very proud.

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246 thoughts on “Neo-Cons of the World Unite: You Have Nothing to Lose Except Your Slaves, Mansions and Huge Pots of Money

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  • Ba'al Zevul (For Scotland)

    Could someone tell me if we are fighting against Assad or with him?

    Heard a US general explaining this. In essence

    We’ll support Assad as far as we need to, to be able to conduct unopposed airstrikes on the black hats, while surreptitiously arming the white hats. Then we’ll use the white hats to take Assad down. Just like John Wayne, good will defeat evil and the bodies will be nicely buried by the comical undertaker at the end of the movie.

    In theory.

  • doug scorgie

    Habbabkuk (La vita è bella) !
    14 Sep, 2014 – 10:17 am

    “I’ve also asked the other Palestinian freedom fighters on here whether they know, and, indeed, whether they had followed Captain Komodo’s suggestion themselves.”

    “Funnily enough, none of them has so far responded”


    I did Habbabkuk. I advised against it. Perhaps my advice was heeded.

    Anyway, what have you got against Palestinian freedom fighters?

    Don’t you support Palestinian rights?

  • doug scorgie

    Resident Dissident
    14 Sep, 2014 – 11:01 am

    “…when you come from an old Chartist/Labour family these things come in the genes.”

    The only thing that comes in your jeans ResDis is diarrhoea.

  • doug scorgie

    Habbabkuk (La vita è bella) !
    14 Sep, 2014 – 12:44 pm

    “After all, most of the Yessers on here are not even Scotch…”

    Scotch is the drink Habbabkuk…Scots are the people.

  • Ba'al Zevul (Blair's Bane)

    I wondered what Tony Blair was doing at the YES (no, really *) Forum in Kyiv on the 13th. He was delivering a speech on reconciliation as the two sides’ artillery pounded each other, and anything in the way, to the east. What earthshaking insights did the Dear Leader offer? Here they are, courtesy of his old chum Victor Pinchuk, who so generously bankrolled the Tony Blair Faith Foundation – and virtually nowhere else.

    Ah yes, guys, you gotta have, y’know, leadership, sorta. And if you’re y’know, looking for a leader, well, Victor will tell you how affordable I am…next Friday shall we say?

    *Yalta European Strategy, but not at Yalta due to that epidemic of Russians…

  • Resident Dissident

    “The only thing that comes in your jeans ResDis is diarrhoea.”

    Why is it all you idiots have something of an anal fixation. All of my kids got beyond toilet humour before the age of 6.

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