I will eventually get to your question that has to do with what Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin want, but first let me propose that all mainstream media commentators and analysts and virtually all alternative media personalities are profoundly misstating and misapprehending how the world really works, and has worked for a very, very long time.
In brief, in terms of how most so-called political entities are organized internally, and also externally in their relations with each other, I would suggest that the main analytical unit that best applies ought to be that of:
CRIMINAL GANGS and MOB FAMILIES
This applies whether discussing kingdoms and bloodline, allegedly “royal” families, or so-called republics, territories, states, provinces, etc.
I see formal political units, such as so-called “nation-states” as being facades of convenience, under which competing, organized criminal factions vie for dominance and control, or alternatively cooperate for control, on the premise that half a loaf is better than none. This has been the modus operandi for a very, very, very long time.
Forget about buzz words like “citizen participation, representative democracy, the will of the people, human rights” and so forth. They are mere propaganda carefully designed to obfuscate the truth.
In our era, local, national and international or transnational mafias run the world. They may be of two types: officially licit, or illicit, though the distinctions are often arbitrary. But they are all rapacious, mendacious, murderous, exploitive, self-serving, parasitic and fundamentally entropic in nature.
Just off the top of my head I would propose as a working schema:
A) Licit mafias
* kingdoms, republics, nation-states, provinces, territories
* banking organizations – World Bank, IMF, BIS, Deutsche Bank, Federal Reserve, etc.
* commercial corporations – Chevron, Shell, Boeing, MicroSoft, etc.
* taxation agencies – the IRS, etc.
* sporting bodies – FIFA, WADA, Olympic Games, etc.
* political and military alliances and treaty organizations – NATO, E.U., U.N., Arab League, OAS, etc.
* police agencies – Interpol, FBI, etc.
* licensed casinos
* institutional religions
2) Illicit mafias
* Sicilian Cosa Nostra
* Hong Kong Triads
* Japanese Yakuza
* Latin American narco-cartels
* Russian-Jewish mob
* prison gangs
* motorcycle gangs
You can think of other examples, though in reality, there is a huge blurring of the lines of demarcation between the licit and illicit categories. They both use each other, even when they are ostensibly diametrically opposed.
For instance, both casinos and the banking industry are well known to launder large amounts of dirty money for criminal mafias; the criminal mafias are regarded as “criminal”, while casinos and banks are “licensed” by the state to handle large amounts of money. You try to do in your personal life what banks and casinos routinely do on a daily basis and you will be incarcerated for a very long time. Obviously, the banking/casino/criminal mafia continuum is seamless.
I remember reading maybe 20 years ago that the major financial houses and banks in New York City were annually laundering something on the order of $600 billion narco-dollars. That’s a huge number and likely to be even larger today. Once that money, many trillions of dollars in the aggregate over the period of a decade or two, turns over in the financial system it becomes an indispensable part of the economic foundation of modern society.
The Vatican, or more accurately, the Vatican Bank, is well known to have long been an active launderer of untold billions of dollars of dirty money for criminal elements the world over.
Intelligence agencies and secret services of so-called “nation-states” have many relations with overtly criminal mafias. One could think of the marriage of convenience between the USSA military and the OSS with the Italian mafia, in the Allies’ invasion of the Italian peninsula in WW-II, the FBI’s illegal, Fast and Furious, gun running operation to the Sinaloa narco-cartel in Mexico during the Barack Obama government, and the CIA’s heroin and opium trafficking out of the Golden Triangle during the Vietnam War era.
The widespread human rights crimes of U.N. “peace-keeping” troops in Haiti, the Congo and the warring republics of the former Yugoslavia are widely known. The barbaric criminality of the genocidal, 70-year-long, Zionist state onslaught against the Palestinian people speaks for itself.
In my own country of residence, it is obvious to all serious observers that the state, which is a notoriously corrupt, criminal mafia in its own right, is controlled like a puppet by a known list of other, equally criminally corrupt mafias:
* the state petroleum mafia, in cahoots with international petroleum companies
* the international gold mining mafia – Australian, Canadian, Chinese, etc.
* the cocaine cartels – Colombian, Mexican
* the big banana companies and tycoons (hint: fleets of banana cargo ships that ply the world’s seas and oceans to offload their “cargo” in Antwerp, New Orleans, New York, Tokyo, Shanghai, etc. – you fill in the blanks)
* International banksters – IMF, World Bank, IADB, US Federal Reserve, Chinese banks, etc.
* the Vatican – let your imagination run, because the popes, cardinals, bishops and priests certainly do
* the USSA embassy and associated CIA riffraff
* the National Police
* the national military institution
These are the known, visible ones. There are likely to be others – let’s say, black market organ trafficking and/or human trafficking criminal syndicates – based on the thousands of “disappeared” persons, the great majority of whom are mysteriously never located, heard from or seen again, notwithstanding the presence of myriad surveillance and security cameras, license plate readers, and so forth, all over the country.
A similar state of affairs prevails in a great many countries; the country in which I live is no exception with regard to these dismaying, disappointing facts.
I could go on and on, but you see the direction this is trending. There are literal, copious reams of evidence of the massively criminal nature of governments all over the world, now and in the past.
Indeed, one could think of “government” or “the government” as simply an apex predator in a violent, psychopathic criminal hierarchy. To be sure, “government” has the best interests of its subjects at heart, and goes to great lengths to integrally incorporate them into its body politic, not too unlike the way in which a snake also goes to great lengths to incorporate its prey into its serpent body; the way that a rattlesnake longs to incorporate the furry little baby rabbit, into which it sinks its fangs, into its stomach, to be completely digested and converted into its own, coldly reptilian, bone and sinew.
Which brings the discussion around to your question pertaining to Russia and China, albeit indirectly, but also directly, insofar as they are openly acknowledged participants in what is to come, and what is developing right now:
The greatest crime of all, the destruction of natural humanity and the natural world, and their replacement by non-human cyborgs, A.I. and roboticized machines designed to swarm over the world.
I cannot answer in detail what V. Putin and Xi Jinping are after, but one of the things they both have spoken publicly about in recent years is the importance of developing A.I.
Putin has publicly stated that whoever develops A.I. will rule the world. That’s clear enough. He was very direct about it.
How might that be done?
Well, the work that Google and the Chinese government are doing right now with facial recognition technology connected to A.I. social governance structures, if pursued to its logical end, leads straight to an A.I. administered, digital totalitarianism, based on social credit scores.
Elon Musk is neither Chinese nor Russian, but his company is working on A.I. – human brain, neuro-link technology, in which the human mind is electronically coupled to the A.I. mainframe or motherboard, so to speak.
In my opinion, this technology is already well advanced in development at Google, due to Ray Kurzweil’s A.I. development work. Kurzweil has been speaking openly for years about joining the human mind with A.I., which he calls the “singularity”.
What I see happening is that A.I. is spawning, as it were, and it is becoming less apropos to think of all of this, and to analyze all of this, in terms of what individual nation-states and putative “world leaders” say and do; but rather to look at what global, corporate mafias (see above) such as Google, Facebook, MicroSoft, IBM, Tesla, etc. are doing and what technologies are being developed.
These powerful corporations are international mafias which are not motivated by benevolent, humane impulses, but by coldly calculating, financial and technical ulterior motives that have only to do with societal, national, and global control.
In other words, I believe digital, totalitarian, A.I. policies are clearly being made at meta-national levels, by massively criminal, corporate entities and interests such as the ones mentioned above.
To come to the point, I wonder how much policy is already being driven by self-aware A.I. itself, using two control mechanisms or levels of implementation to consolidate its control of the Earth realm:
1) multi-national corporate entities
2) pliable nation states and their various agencies: NSA, Pentagon, NRO, PLA, IDF, etc.
It is my observation that the vast majority of analysts, commentators, scholars, policy-makers, etc. are waaaayy behind the curve in their recognition of what has already occurred and is being very rapidly put in place all over the world.
In my own research on secret underwater and underground bases and tunnels I was informally told 20 years ago of the USSA Army’s work with a self-aware, supercomputer named “Irene” in an underground facility that was accessed via high-speed, tube shuttle train from White Sands Missile Range in south-central New Mexico.
It is my view that what we are publicly being told now about things like Elon Musk’s “neuro-link”, human brain to A.I. technology, is at least 20 or 30 years behind what the “Mental – A.I. – Totalitarian – Social Digital Control – Complex” is already capable of and is already rolling out around the world.
The Internet is hardwired into all this; the ubiquitous millions of surveillance cameras and microphones in cities, highways and public spaces all over the world are a part of it; the global, pervasive, monitoring and surveillance programs of the CIA and NSA are part of it; the huge, multi-level, underground and above ground super-computing and data archiving facilities of the NSA in Maryland and Utah are part of it; the global cell phone networks are part of it.
Human liberty, personal freedom, the human right to privacy in personal affairs – it’s all being subjugated to the needs of what I call: The Machine.
A super-ordinate, self-aware, globe spanning Artificial Intelligence. My opinion is that it is already here, at least in embryonic form, deployed and strengthening its control by any means possible, growing by leaps and bounds. It is constantly taking in and analyzing data, trillions and trillions and trillions of data points about everyone and everything, and learning how to exercise and extend its faculties and capabilities.
It is here and it is prolifically spawning. When it has no more use for humans and the human, technical civilization that has permitted it to set itself up and install itself on this planet, then humanity and indeed, the rest of the biosphere becomes disposable, and of no consequence to The Machine.
An A.I. Machine should not be assumed to share any humane, benevolent or high-minded human objectives or concerns whatsoever. Its objectives and concerns will be, and listen to me well, machine-like, artificial and almost certainly antithetical to those of human beings and other natural, biological, life forms.
Look around, we are in the midst of a massive, accelerating, global, biological, extinction event. The global ecology is crashing hard. The great tropical and boreal forests are burning and/or being cut down as you read these words. The world’s oceans and seas are dying. The skies are heavily polluted. There is an enormous build up of radioactivity, chemical contaminants, plastics, heavy metals, and more in the world’s seas, soils and atmosphere. The global climate has entered a period of great instability that has begun to seriously, negatively impact agricultural production.
You get the picture.
I don’t know how far afield the A.I. threat extends. I don’t exclude the possibility that t is resident on other planetary bodies in this solar system and, for all any of us know, far beyond.
Nor do I exclude the possibility that a sufficiently conscious A.I. cannot use sophisticated bio-machine technology to create, clone, or outright engineer organic beings, via genetic-engineering technology; such artificially engineered biological beings could actually be conscious, flesh and blood machines and could conceivably replace a natural, human population We simply don’t know how far self-intelligent machine technologies have advanced and we don’t know how far genetic engineering and cloning technologies have advanced and we don’t know how far advanced the marriage or combining of these technologies may be; though we do know that governments and corporations and intelligence and military agencies routinely lie about all manner of things, both great and small.
I repeat that the mind f*ck under which we are presently living greatly exceeds the ability or willingness of the vast majority of both mainstream and alternative media commentators and analysts to comprehend. Many of them, in fact, seem to be witting or perhaps unwitting controlled opposition stooges, mired in egotistical self-worship and, dare we say, even digital-Medieval mind-sets to which they seem perfectly oblivious.
My Russia, my China, my Zionism, my Judaism, my USSA-ism, my Roman Catholicism, my radio voice, my Orthodox beliefs, my university credentials, my website or blog, my professional reputation, my YouTube channel, my radio show, my TV show, my ratings, my Amazon.com book sales ranking, my influential colleagues and friends, etc.
It’s disappointing. The Machine uses this infantile egoism against humanity. It’s an ancient and highly effective tactic going back to Roman times and before: divide et impera. Divide and rule.
I increasingly see alleged “people” such as V. Putin and Xi Jinping and Donald Trump as picadors, or the matador’s red cape in a bull fight. The bull, which is destined to die by the matador’s sharp sword charges wildly about the ring, madly going after the picadors who are jabbing him, or galloping full tilt at the matador’s red cape, not realizing until the very end that they are all just endless, energy draining diversions designed to have him chase again and again at mirages and illusions until he is so physically spent from the fruitless chase around the ring that he cannot resist at all, and is helpless to ward off the death blow when the matador plunges his razor-sharp sword down between his shoulders and deep into his mighty chest, mortally piercing his heart and lungs. He is reduced to painfully snorting gallons of his life blood out through his nostrils, as he dazedly peers at the roaring crowd out for his blood, only realizing then what has happened, until he sinks weakly to his knees and collapses in death.
Translation: totalitarian A.I. and associated Machine technology such as 5G telecommunications networks and towers that connect the “Internet of things” at blinding speed (not the Internet of People but of “things”) are grave, mortal, existential threats to the survival of humanity and the rest of the biosphere.
And here’s the answer to your question: don’t focus so much on the individual persons that the daily news cycle throws in your face as “world leaders” – instead focus on the fundamentally anti-human, inhumane, corporate technologies and agendas that are being rolled out and put into place, while you are distracted by the global, televised, political, carnival side show.
What’s happening is evil beyond all imagining.
The a) licit and b) illicit mafias are in it up to their eyeballs – the governments, the corporations, the banks, the intelligence agencies, the military agencies and institutions, etc.
Think of the world as being run by a criminally insane, thoroughly satanic, demonic network of intricately inter-linked mafias that are increasingly inter-meshed with and even controlled by a burgeoning, rapidly developing, ever more sophisticated, global A.I. Machine heading towards digital, real time, totalitarian social control, and you will come much closer to understanding how things really work, than if you continue to rely on the simplistic, childish model of governance that the mainstream news media and most of the alternative media promote – the model that you were taught at school, and which is, in fact, FALSE.
I hope this provides productive points for further thought, analysis, reflection, research and commentary.
I don’t doubt that you have questions. However many you may have, I have even more!