Posted originally on the conservative tree house on September 8, 2022 | Sundance
Energy inflation continues to pummel all western nations as they chase the climate change agenda. Today, the European Central Bank has raised interest rates to support the goal of lowered economic activity. Lowering economic activity lowers energy use.
Absent of any desire to raise energy supply and/or energy production, monetary policy can support the goal of lowering energy use by driving down all economic activity.
In the big transition picture, the economies within the western alliance must be reduced until they match the energy output of windmills and solar farms.
FRANKFURT—The European Central Bank raised interest rates by the largest amount since the early days of Europe’s currency union, moving aggressively to combat record inflation even as an energy crisis puts Europe on the brink of recession.
The bank said in a statement that it would increase its key rate to 0.75% from zero—its second hike this year following a 50-basis-point rise in July—and signaled that further rises were likely over the coming months.
At a news conference, ECB President Christine Lagarde warned that inflation was spreading beyond energy to a range of products. She said the ECB was ready to increase rates aggressively over the next several meetings.
“We want all economic actors to understand that the ECB is serious” about combating high inflation, Ms. Lagarde said. (read more)
A few months ago, amid all of the headline warnings about inflation and prices of essential products, CTH noted that if we were to continue waiting about six months, we would see a massive backlog of unsold goods and as a consequence the prices of non-essential durable goods would begin a rapid decline. That exact scenario is unfolding. Keep watching.
Keep in mind, this is not necessarily a collapse of total global economic activity; what we are seeing is a collapse of western nation economic activity that is impacting the rest of the world. A great economic fracturing is taking place as the western nations intentionally shrink their economy. The supplier nations are feeling the consequences.
All of this economic turmoil is running on an identical track -on a global basis- because the entire western plan was coordinated and followed. What we are seeing right now is the outcome of the “Build Back Better” roadmap. The “global inflation” is the outcome.
Joe Biden is blocking domestic energy production as he follows through with the agenda of the Green New Deal. In Europe, not coincidentally demanded by Biden, a similar outcome comes from the sanctions and blocking of Russian energy resources.
One could make a reasonable argument that the team behind Joe Biden specifically wanted the EU sanctions against Russia, because the U.S. crew wanted to keep both industrial economies mirroring each other as the U.S. energy system was dismantled. It would make sense to avoid a spotlight on the U.S. economic collapse, by forcibly pushing the EU economy into the same situation.
Taking that line of geopolitical and economic consequence one step further, and that would be part of the strategy -albeit undiscussed- behind having a consistent global cap on the price that any nation could pay for Russian oil. That approach is not about punishing Russia, it is to make all of the economic pain and problems equal amid all western nations. Globalists, and the central bankers, are good at creating economic systems to deliver equitable misery.