Things are rarely what they seem. Records confirm the Bolshevik leaders were on Germany's payroll during World War I in a sort of "work release program", their mission was to bring down the Czar and take Russia out of the war, which they did. This was well known even at the time, long before the documents were made public. Leon Trotsky found it necessary to say,
"They are throwing dirty accusations at Lenin and Zinoviev. Lenin has fought thirty years for the revolution. I have fought for twenty years against the oppression of the people. And we cannot but cherish a hatred for German militarism. I have been sentenced by a German court to eight months' imprisonment for my struggle against German militarism. This everybody knows. Let nobody in this hall say that we are hirelings of Germany."
In turn, the early National Socialist German Workers Party was very nearly an invention of the Soviets, one of many, with the mission to bring down the elected German government and install a socialist regime friendly to Moscow. The connection between Russian and German socialists remained strong and mutually supportive. The Luftwaffe, illegal under the terms of the World War I armistice, trained on Russian airfields in the 1930s. Thewas modeled after the Russian , the mass arrests and slave labor camps after the Soviet gulags. When Germany launched its invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941, it's biggest trading partner, Russian freight trains were still rolling through the front lines and into Germany, loaded with steel and grain.
One theory of history says Ernst Rohm, a committed Marxist revolutionary and thoroughly contemptible in other ways, was Moscow's preferred boss. His arrest and execution in 1934, along with the rest of the Stormtrooper leadership, made the showdown of 1941 inevitable. Even so, when Germany invaded Poland in 1939 it was a joint invasion with the Soviets. Much can been made of England and its allies' failure to declare war on both the Soviet Union and Germany. It suggests World War II in Europe was a contest between National Socialism and International Socialism, and the Western Allies made their choice.
All this, and the propaganda from both sides, would lead a reasonable person to conclude ideology was the driving force of the war. It was no such thing. The wars in Europe and the Pacific were about what wars are always about, control of peoples and resources. The socialist wave crested during the years between the end of World War I and the start of World War II. These were years of unending crisis, each more dire than the one before, each nudging the hapless populace of Europe closer to a decisive catastrophe. At the end of the war only international socialism was left standing, and its formal embodiment outside the Soviet Union—the European Union, was already in the planning. Only the United States has yet to declare itself a socialist state, and so it is unnecessary, avoidable and downright weird crisis are maturing thick and fast.
This regime admits crisis is opportunity. As with all socialist theatre,contrives and directs crisis for its own purposes. President Obama, a secretive man with a shadowy past and even more shadowy present, and the permanent cadre of adaptable henchmen, fit the profile of ruin from within. Consider: state governments are all but captured by , the middle class impoverished, the currency disemboweled. The military is benumbed with purges and political correctness and non-military missions amounting to social work. Citizenship and the vote have been watered down, racial animosity ramped up, voter fraud mainstreamed, in short, the whole basis of a democratic republic—its institutions, traditions and values—is being discredited, anesthetized and smothered.
The first question of crime investigators, television aside, is: who benefits? The agents provocateur themselves already are in control of the nation, shouldn't they be consolidating power rather than diminishing the nation they control and thereby diminishing their ability to influence international events, or even to participate credibly? They don't appear to benefit and the cause of international socialism doesn't appear to benefit, even though thehas been its protector, enabler and cash cow for most of a hundred years. Socialism isn't the game itself, it's a management device, the industrial Team Concept writ large. If not them, then who?
A case can be made for old-fashioned global power politics, but the beneficiary is far from obvious. If China is the leading candidate it's hard to explain their single, consistent political demand, which amounts to "leave us alone". And any scenario involving the imposition of Islam comes up ninety-nine yards short of a hundred if reality is given more weight than fantasy. Reality suggests the West should invite Moslems to absent themselves from everywhere that isn't Africa or Arabia, perhaps to return when they've accepted the ninth to twenty-first centuries.
Still, all crime has a beneficiary, so again, who benefits? Simple. As with any crime, the criminals benefit. For example, who benefits from weakened or unenforced bank regulations? Ahah! Who benefits from disarming crime victims—the criminal benefits. Who benefits from open borders with Mexico, and who benefits from its payoffs and money-laundering and campaign contributions? Criminals again. Who benefits from selective enforcement of law, or of ignoring the Constitution, or of circumventing its protections, or of learned interpretations that insult reason itself? Who benefits from tax law so complex and contradictory that even specialists merely take their best guess, the taxpayer or the tax spender? But even these are incidental to the main theft.
It's well said that the surest way to rob a bank is to own the bank. The depositors just keep coming in, and week after week they give you money, you give them a receipt, everybody's happy. With socialism—and that's closest to what we have—whole nations are the bank, and as with all conspiracies, you're either in or you're out, getting the payoff or paying the payoff, riding the wagon or pulling the wagon. No in between. And it's a mature criminal enterprise which deploys market-tested brands—progressive, socialist, left, right, Republican, Democrat, communist and so forth—and an exit strategy. In other words, it's a sting.
The beneficiaries are already world class wealthy, but they're not quite done. When the weight of insolvency brings about an event horizon, and it will, then they'll be done. And they'll be gone, far away from the vortex. By then they'll have ownership of nearly all actual wealth, and in every form worth having. Productive farm land and all the earth's resources, for instance. Everybody else, including the true believers and other useful idiots, will be holding worthless claims on debt. The name brand activists will merely end up with a taller pile of worthless paper than the rest of 'em.
Those who say socialism works until they run out of other people's money are close to the truth, it lasts until there's nothing left to loot, and then they are gone. And the chattering about what went wrong will go on for years afterward. With some it will be the shame of being had but not quite knowing how, with others because they do know how, but with most it will be the Stockholm Syndrome, "surely it wasn't our leaders who fought for the working people and sincerely cared about the least among us and were selfless enough to take our earnings for our own good, to make a difference by investing in the future ... for a positive outcome ... in an inclusive environment ..."
So yes,is run by agents provocateur, creating and using crisis after crisis to advance a colossal sting operation, the bait being a glittering can't-lose proposition where everybody wins. Everybody not in on the sting loses of course, which means pretty much everybody, period.