Modern history is drowning in conspiracy concepts. Probably the most popular one of them is a concept of world government. There is no such government, of course, but there are some 30-40 families that have got their hands on the resources of the planet. Pravda.Ru spoke about the struggle for resources, the fate of Russia, the collapse of the USSR and shadow economy to renowned sociologist Andrei Fursov.
"In one of your speeches, you spoke about the close connection between world wars and financial processes."
"In today's global financial establishment, there are two main blocs. The first one of them is the British-American bloc. During the 19th century and in the 1920s, the bloc was falling apart. Today, however, the ties inside the bloc have grown strong again.
"The second bloc includes Germans, northern Italians, the Vatican. There is no "secret" world government, of which conspiracy theorists like to speak. Yet, there are about 30-40 families that hold the levers of world economic processes.
"A few years ago, a team of Swiss mathematicians conducted a survey and found that 40 percent of the world's wealth was owned by 147 transnational corporations. Each of them have their own "core" of about 45 corporations. The core has its nucleus - 15 transnational corporations.
"This structure continues to operate, although there is a plethora of internal contradictions in it. The contradictions are mostly related to the redistribution of the drug industry. Everybody understands that if there were no drug trafficking, a half of all banks in the world would close.
"Experts say that this area has its own trends. The UK and the USA fund heroin flows, the Vatican - cocaine, Germany funds synthetic drugs. Drugs today are one of the most important components of global economy.
"Global economy is highly criminalized. About 30 percent of oil trade is illegal, whereas arms trade is illegal on the level of 50 percent. Prostitution and porn business involves 4.5 of the entire population of the globe. This market is almost completely "black".
"The market of precious metals is not better. In this situation, should any state declare full sovereignty, it will inevitably become an obstacle for making global economy even more criminalized. As Henry Kissinger used to say, globalization is not only a new word meaning the rule of the United States. Globalization also implies criminalization of global economy. State sovereignty does not fit into this model."
"Does it mean that the Soviet Union collapsed because it became an obstacle for globalization?"
"The West could not launch the process of total globalization without destroying the Soviet Union first. The West was looking for counteragents in the USSR, and it found them. The counteragents did not think, though, that they would destroy the Soviet Union - they thought that they would only remove the Communist Party from rule."
"Did Gorbachev ruin everything?"
"Gorbachev is not a person, Gorbachev is a conditional concept. Mikhail Gorbachev is virtually nobody. We will never know the names of real counteragents, although there is one figure that we know - Alexander Yakovlev. In one of his interviews he said that there were no real economic conditions for perestroika in the country.
"The driving force that removed food from food stores in the USSR was the law about state enterprises from 1988. 250 enterprises in the country obtained direct access to the world market. Previously, the Soviet Union had had a clear line of commodity supply and money supply, but then the mass of commodities decreased and the money supply increased. The goods were quickly swept away from stores.
"Yakovlev said in that interview of his that perestroika was breaking not only the Soviet Union, but thousands of years of Russia's development. This is what the West wanted from its counteragents - to remove the cultural and historical core of Russia."
"Almost like in 1917?"
"Not really. Among the Bolsheviks, there were two groups: International Socialists - Trotsky, to a lesser extent Lenin. They wanted global revolution. The other group was striving to revive Russia's statehood - Stalin and Dzerzhinsky, who, in fact, were rebuilding the country.
"The Soviet nomenklatura, the Soviet regime was the completion of the process that began during the reign of Ivan the Terrible. Nomenklatura is a dominant group with no property. Russia had been going that path for 400 years having reached the highest peak by creating the Soviet system. Not only because we broke Hitler's spine and sent a man into space. We had a remarkable achievement in the 1960s that is difficult to imagine in modern history: the death rate of 6-7 per 1,000. This fact speaks a lot about the healthcare system and everything else."
"Russia has long lived in isolation. Russia is a great and independent country - this annoys everyone else. What is happening now and what will be happening in the future?"
"Nowadays, we are witnessing a global crisis of capitalism. Brzezinski used to say that this crisis would be resolved at the expense of Russia - we must keep this in mind.
"What do we have now? The Middle East - Syria, Iraq and ISIS as one theater of actions and Ukraine as the other one. If we add Central Asia, we will have a set of local conflicts that together look like World War III. The West will continue creating problems along Russia's borders to remove the existing regime from power.
"We can survive on the Stalinist foundation, on a nuclear bomb that was built in the 1950s. If we did not have that, they would make Russia another Libya or Iraq. We should be grateful to the creators of this foundation.must be grateful to those who built this foundation to protect us."
Interview conducted by Inna Novikova
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