DIGITAL COLONIALISM – 2. Pax Americana and Hollow Independence: Wither the Self-Determination of Peoples?
by Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake
The writer, Dr. Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake, is a Social and Medical Anthropologist, based in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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Postmodernist and social theorist Jean Baudrillard argued that a simulacrum is not a copy of the real, but becomes truth in its own right: the hyperreal. We have lived two years of Covid hyper-reality.
Of course, Pax Americana and its NATO-AUKUS imperialism is not dead yet and evidently refuses to go ‘quietly into the night’ as Asia led by China and ASEAN rises once again as the global growth centre. Rather, Joe Bidden is on the warpath with America’s old Cold War rival, Russia, while Stoking a New Cold War with China, having concocted AUKUS to encircle both while egging on the EU part of NATO to fight Mr Putin in Ukraine. But this kite will not fly!
(AUKUS is a trilateral security pact between Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States, announced on 15 September 2021 for the Indo-Pacific region. These three nations are already inside Five Eyes Anglosphere intelligence alliance alongside Canada and New Zealand too – ed)
The Pax Americana was always a Hot War; partaking of coups, assassinations, staged terrorist attacks and riots as regime change operations like the “Jakarta Method”, and proxy wars in the Global South, while a Cold War prevailed in the Global North. It is in this context, that strategic Sri Lanka perched in the middle of the Indian Ocean, governed by dual American citizens of the Rajapaksa family, is an outlier in the Global South with almost 70 per cent of its population vaccinated.
Sri Lanka sits at a chokepoint among Indian Ocean Sea Lanes of Communication (SLOC) and is in the crosshairs of the new Cold War’s vaccine Geopolitics. The US citizens who rule this post/colony are desperate (like India’s Modi) for a vaccine victory following self-inflicted economically devastating Lockdowns and attendant millionaire migration and brain-drain to the West amid the pandemic of corruption.
Simultaneously, South Asian ethnoreligious Diaspora networks in AUKUS countries have been Weaponized to advance the economic and security interests of the Deep state and against the interests of those of us actually living and working in the Global South at this time.
Wither the Imploding Empire that won’t go ‘quietly into the night?
The West is still pushing the dual Global “Covid-19 Pandemic’ and CoP 26 “Climate Catastrophe” narratives to enable Disaster Capitalism and ensure Global Governance through Digital Colonialism; Euro-American Corporate Captains and Hedge Funds like BlackRock that got huge chunks of the “bailout” continue to asset strip the Global South.
Booming stock markets are an indicator of the asset stripping and massive wealth transfers going on everywhere as people are impoverished. the current surge in the stock market amid mass impoverishment and what Oxfam terms the ‘Hunger Virus’ amid spiralling inequality look like something out of Ripley’s Believe It or Not—a “phantom market,” as a Colombo Stock Exchange analyst put it.
Global Reset project for Full Spectrum Dominance (FSD)
What is increasingly clear is that the Euro-American Global Reset project for Full Spectrum Dominance (FSD), is headquartered between Geneva (where the DAVOS/ WEF clique and various UN agencies like the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO), that funds and controls Trade Unions that have been promoting economically and socially devastating Covid-19 Lockdowns hold sway), and Washington with its military business intelligence, research, and media industrial complex that President Dwight D. Eisenhower famously warned U.S. citizens about in his farewell address in 1961.
Novak Djokovic is the latest Celebrity victim of the Global Governance dream project of the Deep state Military Business industrial complex in tow with the DAVOS clique. Djokovic was rendered a spectacle by Australia’s judicial system and puppet Prime Minister who had earlier rushed to dis France (which is competing with and waging a high stakes battle for its share of the Indian Ocean with the Anglo-Old Commonwealth’s Pakkha Sahibs), for AUKUS.
After all, Djokovic’s defiance of Australian Vaccine Mandates advertised on pacifying Global Sports Media channels cannot be tolerated in Vaccine-card carrying Covid Democracies!
It is not a secret that the world’s top ten wealthiest doubled their wealth last year as the WHO’s “Covid pandemic” narrative took divide, distract and rule to whole other level!
US digital giants, known as GAFAM (Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft), aside from Big Pharma are the biggest beneficiaries of the Covid-19 global wealth transfers and re-set: Indeed, big Pharma funded WHO’s Covid-19 Pandemic would not have been possible without Digital Colonialism, which it has in turn deepened.
‘Digital nomads’ along with BPO or Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) have also enabled business-intelligence agents’ game global and local (social) media narratives around the world while promoting the “Permanent Covid and Climate Emergency” to destabilize, distract and digitalize communities. Online the message is surveilled and controlled, while the reality is encased the Covid-19 ‘Infodemic’ and numbers game.
Concealed in this cyber simulacrum is truth and the big picture. The Permanent Covid and Climate ‘Emergencies’ have enabled a Pandemic of Corruption and unprecedented division of societies and communities, Divide and Rule amid digitalization. Simultaneously, many are so distracted with mask-policing of their neighbours that the looting of national wealth by corrupt politicians, bureaucrats and Digital Corporates passes unnoticed.
A Banana Republic Economy: Asset stripping Rare Earth Minerals
Not only was the energy company Yugadhanavie, Kerewelapitiya power plant secretly sold off to a US New Fortress company, in a mid-night deal while the Sri Lankan citizens were in Covid Lockdowns, but so too were valuable agricultural lands.
Meanwhile, asset stripping by trainloads of the island’s valuable coastal and inland Rare Earth Elements (REE), and minerals (REM), such as, Graphite, Zircon, Titanium, Ilmenite etc. and fisheries resources while the people were in lockdowns reached new heights, mainly by “donors”, particularly, Germany and Japan. The Sri Lanka Government seems blissfully ignorant or turns a blind eye to the massive looting of the island’s valuable REE and REM during Covid lockdowns, as mineral “Sand mining’ continues unabated, and their global market prices hit all-time heights, also given their value in the manufacture of hi-tech mRNA injections, solar batteries and their use in manufacture micro-chips, in a context of global shortages.
The contribution of REE and REM to Sri Lanka’s economy is miniscule or non-existent because of corruption at the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau (GSMB), and failure of successive governments and the captains of business sector to industrialize and transfer technology. Thus, despite its rich mineral resources the island remains primarily a Banana Republic economy- dependent on tourism and garment exports and service sector, rather than leverage its resource wealth and geostrategic location though taxing undersea Data Cable operators and their clients that use Sri Lanka’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).
Hollow Independence, de-globalization and lack of Self-determination
The Covid-19 project, an Over the Horizon (OTH) operation for Full Spectrum Dominance (FSD) and re-colonization of the Global South, while simultaneously promoting de-globalization and hyper-globalization via digital colonialism appears to have turned core principles of the United Nationals System, as well as, the Natural and Social Sciences on their heads.
No longer is it possible for people and goods to travel freely around the world as the current phase of Globalization grinds to a halt with the Covid-19 masked cyber and maritime trade wars and “vaccine” mandates and passports, while finance capital moves around the world with increasing speed transferring wealth to the global corporate elite.
So too, founding principles of the UN and International State System, particularly the principle of the Right to Self-Determination of colonized Peoples, National Sovereignty, Territorial integrity and Policy Autonomy in National policy-making has been abrogated with the “Covid-19 Emergency” and ‘Climate Catastrophe’ narrative.
This is evident particularly in the social sectors (Health, Education, Culture), as the Right to self-determination for post/colonial countries that includes POLICY AUTONOMY have been attenuated with the so-called Global Covid Emergency and Climate Emergency narrative, and the push to Digitalization amidst heightening cyber-wars.
After all Article 2.7 of the UN Charter explicitly states that: “Nothing contained in the present Charter shall authorize the United Nations to intervene in matters that are essentially within the domestic jurisdiction of States”. However national policy autonomy seems to be in abeyance as global emergency narratives and Covid-19 Lockdown prescriptions and “vaccine’ mandates cause great harm by unleashing the Hunger Virus as Jeffrey Sacks and a host of distinguished economists have shown.
So too have core principles in Social Science research and analysis, such as, the fact that ‘local context’ and regional and country-specific qualitative and quantitative Data and Analysis matter for appropriate policy-making have been ignored by local and global experts under the WHO’s and other UN agencies and Washington Consensus, Global Crisis, Pandemic and Climate Emergency narratives. Meanwhile, global biotechnology and pharmaceutical corporations and GAFAM profit from marketing of their products including PCR tests that are now obsolete and expiring Covid-19 injections with WHO’s Emergency Use Listing (EUL).
The Covid Environmental Catastrophe
The mounting plastic and biotech garbage environmental catastrophe that the Covid-19 project represents including discarded masks, PPE, endless PCR test and kits, injection vials etc. continue to be overlooked. Once again Sri Lanka appears to become a dumping ground of many “donors” obsolete PCR tests machines, as the USCDCs de-listed PCR tests at the end of 2021, and medical and biotech equipment, not to mention expiring Pfizer “vaccines” that are being injected into children.
Sri Lanka’s recent February 4 ‘Independence Day celebrations’ with military displays in this context was a hollow spectacle: National policy, data and information systems are increasingly controlled (and hacked as was the National Medicines Regulation Authority (NMRA), Database on the Sri Lanka Government Cloud), by external actors that dominate the English language global media narrative, cyber, and digital and social media networks.
However, “All that’s solid melts in the air’: The paper money castles of Euro-American Hedge Funds like Black Rock which backs India’s Adani and Ambani may disappear no sooner the Undersea Data Cables (UDC) are clipped or taxed to end the inequality pandemic and financial wealth transfers, that keep stock markets hi. After all, we cannot eat or breath data, even in this era of data fetishism in the Information Economy!
Finally, since the US has printed USD 9 Trillion as “Covid Bailouts” in the past two years and is the most indebted country on the planet, the Trillion Yuan question now is: how long will it take for the US dollar to crash as the chickens come home to roost and the masks come off? [IDN-InDepthNews – 28 January 2022]. IDN is the flagship agency of the Non-profit International Press Syndicate.
by Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake
The writer, Dr. Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake, is a Social and Medical Anthropologist, based in Colombo, Sri Lanka
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[i] The Top 1% of Americans Have Taken $50 Trillion From the Bottom 90%—And That’s Made the U.S. Less Secure: https://time.com/5888024/50-trillion-income-inequality-america/
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