Dr. Yana Milev and the Emergency Empire
I have stopped following the formal/natural science part of the corona crisis closely, that side of things is over for me. What interests me now is social science and frameworks to help understand what is happening at the largest scale - which can in turn help me explain it to others - and a spirit of resistance allied to ideas of how to undermine and move beyond this event.
The Corona Ausschuss has announced a new campaign called #sciencestandsup. A series of videos from various contributors, scientists from a range of specialisms, is available on Odysee, here. I listened to a few but one that stood out to me was from Dr. Yana Milev (her publications at ResearchGate, including a couple in English, can be found here.) You can listen to her statement in English to #sciencestandsup here or read the transcript of that video, which she kindly sent me for sharing, below.
“A new global hegemony has taken power - the Emergency Empire. With the liberalisation of the state of emergency as a technique of government, globalisation today means expanding the venality of violence and laws. Postmodern war is now a prosperous business, for the protection of which former matters of public law such as security and monopolies of the state are corrupted and privatised. The Emergency Empire is a neo-capitalist apocalypse with the erasure of the world's differentiated cultural memory on its target agenda.
With the end of the "Cold War" and since the dawn of the era of "new wars", the asymmetric wars, finally the global war on terror, a transformation of the modern state of emergency is taking place. From the verdict and martial law of state sovereigns, the state of emergency is multiplying into a free-floating terror mandate for new corporate and government hybrids - the Emergency Corporations.
Behind a governmental surface of state security, democracy and freedom, the new sovereigns operate under special laws and create profitable cultural accidents worldwide. The new markets of sovereign freedom are the new zones beyond the line - beyond basic laws and human rights.”
I am very keen to hear more but the full text is in German only at present. If you or someone you know is a German-speaking, English native translator, with science skills on top, get in touch.
For German readers (and potential translators), you can download EMERGENCY EMPIRE for free from here:
You can also learn more about Yana’s work on her personal website:
Here’s more to stir up your interest, from a 2016 panel discussion, “Reset versus revolution” :
"Anthropodesign: That things go on as they are is the catastrophe... This expression by Walter Benjamin to his Arcades Project characterizes the horror of an unstoppable war machinery. It is suggested to dissolve RMA generate emergencies of the acceleration-societies with crisis economies. Be crisis!”
Also here, from 2015:
On the concept of mediocracy, global governance by delivery of propaganda shocks through the media.
“…key media become active participants of war in the name of democracy and peace, causing precarious consequences within society.”
I’m incapable of resisting anything that comes with #Resistance and I’m desperate to hear more about “intelligent social exit strategies” that we can put into action.
Here comes the full transcript of the new video - thank you Yana!
My name is Yana Milev,
I am a German-Swiss cultural philosopher and cultural sociologist.
I wrote my doctoral thesis on Global Governance of staging emergencies in the 21st century under the title «Emergency Empire».
I wrote my habilitation on the subject of Design Governance: on corporate strategies as camouflage strategies and coordinated brand movements in civil society.
So far, I have witnessed 3 global states of emergency:
1) In 1990 the state of emergency of the constitutional coup in the GDR and the illegal annexation of the GDR – both of which ultimately led to the collapse of the Eastern Bloc. This was the final stage of the War on Communism;
2) In 2001, 9/11 and The War on Terror, which to this day function legalize a worldwide state of emergency through the Patriot Acts of the Bush administration
3) And since February 2020 the War on the Virus, which had led to another worldwide state of emergency through various legislative activities and interventions in the Basic Law.
The use of classic war euphemisms by governments and the media is striking in all 3 states of emergency.
Euphemisms are used to linguistically and visually camouflage decisions in the context of constitutional and martial law – here, too: designs as marketings plays a huge role.
Some examples of classic war euphemisms are: To protect health, security, order and freedom / In the name of democracy and the rule of law. The euphemisms that circulated in the states of emergency due to “Corona”-policy are linked to the terms as “we” and “us”. It is about “our democracy” or “our health”, an appeal to “our solidarity”, a “we” in close ranks against the enemy.
It is also noticeable that the enemy is neither the Communist nor the Taliban nor the Virus, but rather those who think outside and beyond the borders of the system. They are getting stigmatized as enemies of the liberal-democratic order and constitutional state. But it is precisely those neoliberal elite [order, based on corporatist company structures, governments, lobbies, financial market investors, media, the military-industrial complex, superstars and celebrities - who act in the interest of shareholder value, not in the interest of human rights value! - Or in the interest of public health!
In all 3 states of emergency that I experienced, there was established a pronounced cancel and censure culture -- the radical exclusion of a critical and dialectical thinking from institutions, from communities (like research communities or research institutes), even from the primary labor market, which amounts to a professional ban.
In all 3 states of emergency - which I have personally experienced - there were gigantic upheavals and social decoupling with war-like consequences across all social fields, the aftereffects of which have yet to be dealt with. On the contrary, they are buried by new staged emergencies beneath new media shock-strategies of Design Governance.
To this day, institutions operate under the dominance of legend and myth relating to these neoliberal war strategies - a investigative counter-analysis gets radically delegitimized, even to the point of persecution.
To this day Social and political sciences calls these movements euphemistically transformation processes: the creation of social decoupling, of exclusion, migration, decline and poverty.
In my work, I investigated comparative patterns of governments that rules societies with staged emergencies. The results of these examinations are often identical, and therefore transferable.
The pandemic regime has been spreading since the beginning of 2020 as a ploy of global governance, carried along in the slipstream of the war rhetoric - War on the Virus - worldwide. Vaccines, without the 5 to 8 years of usual scientific and empirical test standards for approval, are being administered to billions of people by emergency decree and conditional marketing authorization. - It is a business of shareholders and investors.
We read about the booming Biontech share every day.
We now also know that the Biden shares, especially in the areas of green technology, health, digitization, and MSM, benefited from the outcome of the US election 2020 - and thus the winning shares are in the pandemic regime.
There is no doubt about the connection between the Biden shares and the positive stock market effects of Biontech, Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, the shares of Tesla, Amazon, Apple or Facebook. Etc.
To enable these businesses, the authorities encroach more and more on fundamental human rights. Since the beginning of 2020 in Germany alone, at the federal level and behind closed doors, we find no less than 40 new laws, 54 new regulations for enforcement, 52 notices introduced, all without official announcement, without any democratic vote whatsoever.
This is a state of exception: an interference with constitutional rights, basic democratic conventions, and civil liberties – in order to create an area of lawless operation.
The techniques employed by neoliberal governments through the global pandemic regime include the construction of global emergencies through:
- Synchronization of media disinformation, such as the presentation of demographic facts sensationalized as shock-breaking news (demographic facts like mortality, life expectancy, immunity, aging or diseases per population)
- Synchronization of media disinformation, such as persistent spread of conflicting information in short frequency
- Synchronization of so-called scientific findings of the Johns Hopkins Institute and the WHO, with the Robert Koch Institute, and other virological institutes worldwide; inter alia the dissemination of algorithmically-produced incidences (: at this point I remind that the chancellor Merkel got in June this year awarded and highly decorated by the Johns Hopkins Institute for here good practice as Follower. In here speech she talked about here gratitude and here trust to be able to follow day by day the pandemic monitoring by the JH-Institute. – But what kind of Chancellor is she, we have worried to ask, with responsibility for a population of more 80 million, when she is following a daily monitoring from the US-government?)
- Enforcement of a bio-political control system of reward and punishment, as: Lockdown and public restrictions as punishment -- vaccination as a reward, which is sold as a way back into “normality”, as a life enhancement.
At the same time, enormous economic and social upheavals are taking place:
- The unemployment rate is exploding exponentially;
- Addictions are exploding exponentially
- Comorbid diseases exploding exponentially;
- Deaths of despair rising exponentially;
- Endangering the lives and prospects of children and young people is rising up
Meanwhile, critics of the pandemic regime and, above all, of the 3-G and 2-G regulations, are criminalized. Academics, scientists and researchers are removed. Others who promote the desired mainstream narratives are armed with career opportunities and endless budgets.
The pandemic regime in particular exposes the war of neoliberal elites and their bought-and-paid-for institutions more clearly than ever. They will stop at nothing to ensure that their investments grow and expand according to the logic of shareholder value of Blackrock, Vanguard and others
It is my duty to contribute to critical and subversive opinion-forming with my research: The hunt on unvaccinated human resource is a inhuman business!
Learn to do investigative research!
Protect yourselves from the vaccines!
Protect your children from the vaccines!
Protect yourself from social trends and marketings!
Think about intelligent social exit strategies!
Think about what you can do for enlightening others!
Thank you for your attention!