THE ONLY THING SYSTEMATIC IS THE DESTRUCTION OF AMERICA

September 28, 2020 By The Burning Platform

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!” – Upton Sinclair
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Upton Sinclair was describing willful ignorance based upon who butters your bread. The rampant corruption of our society, as power has been consolidated into fewer and fewer hands, has resulted in our political, financial, cultural and economic systems being captured by a billionaire class who use their wealth to dictate the path we are forced to follow – or lose everything.

The sociopath class include the Silicon Valley social media titans, the billionaires running the six mainstream media companies, the rogue billionaires like Soros and Bloomberg who fund chaos and foment insurrection, the Deep State surveillance agency operatives like Clapper, Brennan, Comey and Mueller doing the bidding of the oligarchy, Wall Street criminals like Dimon, Paulson, and Blankfein doing god’s work, and last but certainly not least – Powell, Yellen, Bernanke and slimy Kashkari priming the pump for the never ending systematic pillaging of the nation’s wealth.

When you witness what passes for legislators at the Federal, State and Local levels, you must weep for our future. These pathetic excuses for leaders display none of the qualities a citizenry would want in those they have elected to manage our governmental affairs. They are bought off hacks, lacking any intellectual honesty, and selling their votes to the highest bidder. They lie, misinform, steal, and do the bidding of the monied interests who selected them because they are pliable dupes without an ounce of courage or forethought about the long-term best interests of the people they are supposed to be representing.

We are far from the republic Franklin and his fellow patriots gave us, and as Franklin foreshadowed, we were unable to keep it. As the fledgling republic devolved into a mob democracy, with the Federal government grabbing more power during the Civil War, the banking cabal seizing control of the nation’s finances in 1913 with the creation from Jekyll Island, the growth of the welfare state with FDR and LBJ doing the most damage, the metastasis of the military industrial complex, the elimination of privacy after the Patriot Act surveillance state execution, and now the final countdown to Armageddon as the state, media conglomerates, Wall Street criminals, mega-corporations, and billionaire oligarchs use this purposefully over-hyped flu pandemic to consolidate their power, wealth and control over a dumbed down, iGadget addicted, fearful, easily manipulated, compliant populace.

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Most people go through life not questioning the motivations of their political, financial, economic and religious leaders. They naively believe they have achieved their positions of power because they have earned it through hard work, intellectual superiority, and moral authority. Most people are not sociopaths. They are just trying to steer around the potholes of life, raising families, earning a living, finding some enjoyment, leaving a positive legacy and trusting those in positions of power are looking out for their best interests.

They are wrapped up in their day to day existence, so are not vigilant in monitoring what political, financial and corporate power players are plotting to further reduce their liberties, freedom, and bank accounts. After decades of government school social indoctrination dumbing down of the masses, relentless propaganda propagated by the corporate media mouthpieces of the Deep State, endless technological and sports distractions, and being lured into crushing levels of debt by Wall Street and Madison Avenue, the masses are incapable of critically assessing how they have been systematically screwed by the ruling class.

Even with the self-imposed economic depression initiated by politicians, at the behest of captured self-proclaimed medical “experts” and college drop-out techno-geek billionaires (Bill Gates), resulting in tens of millions (mostly blue collar and service industry workers) being put out of work, there are still 147 million employed Americans. That’s up 14 million from the April pandemic low, but to provide some perspective, it’s at virtually the same level as late 2007 just before the Wall Street/Fed created financial collapse.

Considering there are 260 million working age Americans in the country, with 26 million employed part time, 9 million self-employed and 21 million government workers paid for by the 91 million full-time wage earners, you understand why wage earners can be intimidated into “not understanding something” because their livelihood depends upon them pretending to not understand the truth.

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The propaganda phrase “we’re in this together” is another Orwellian doublespeak example, as there are 10.7 million less private industry workers than a year ago, but the number of government workers is amazingly up by almost 200,000. So much for sharing the pain. The other dichotomy is between college graduate white collar workers who can work from home and the mostly low paid service industry workers who “serve” the white-collar workers. The number of college graduate workers is up by 1 million in the last year versus down 9.3 million for all other workers. These pandemic lockdowns have devastated the job prospects of blacks, teenagers, and anyone working in the hospitality industry. We are not in this together.

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The Federal Reserve actions have only benefited their Wall Street constituents and the .1% who own most of the financial assets in this country. The poor, blue collar workers, waitresses, bartenders, savers, and senior citizens (who avoided being sentenced to death in nursing homes by Cuomo and his fellow Democrat governors) have been thrown under the bus once again. The rich get richer and the poor are thrown a $600 bone and told to obey and stay like a good dog.

The Sinclair quote is even more apt in relation to the latest narrative being used by the powers that be to divide us and create chaos. The false story line of “systematic racism” is being used as a cudgel to beat us into submission and compliance. The only thing systematic is the organized and well-funded traitorous endeavor by Soros and his ilk to undermine the basic moral tenets of our society in order to institute a Marxist new world order in the U.S., Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and eventually the entire world.

They want to destroy our past by tearing down statues and promoting fake history like the NYT promoted 1619 Project. They publicize and promote division and racial strife by publicizing the few murders of blacks by whites, while ignoring the daily slaughter of blacks by other blacks in Chicago, Baltimore, Philadelphia and the other Democrat run urban ghetto kill zones. The lawlessness and savagery in black inner cities with black on black crime is ignored by the left-wing politicians who run these cities and their media mouthpieces. There is clearly something systematic about what has happened, but it’s not due to systematic racism.

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The term ‘systematic’ has been in vogue lately because the propagandized narrative since a black felon dying of a fentanyl overdose was videotaped being kneeled upon by a white cop with a history of abusing citizens has been “systematic racism” is the single most important problem in America, keeping black people from getting ahead and resulting in them fearing for their lives, as cops and white people target them because they’re black. Once the narrative was unleashed, the leftist mainstream media carried the ball with a misinformation campaign, and the domestic terrorist organizations BLM and ANTIFA were funded with millions of dollars from Soros and other leftist billionaires to riot, loot, burn and destroy cities across America in the name of racial justice.

Corporate America latched onto the narrative, along with sports leagues, Hollywood elites, and every virtue signaling toady in America. Anyone questioning the narrative with facts is cancelled, attacked and destroyed by the mob of willfully ignorant lemmings. A white person’s salary now depends upon them apologizing for being white and kneeling before BLM and begging for mercy because they are systematically racist.

The dictionary definition of systematic is:

done or acting according to a fixed plan or system; methodical in procedure or plan; presented or formulated as a coherent body of ideas or principles.

The “systematic racism” narrative has absolutely no factual basis. Are there racists in our society? Sure. There are white racists, black racists, Latino racists, and Asian racists. Harvard, Yale and other elite Ivy League institutions have been cited by Federal authorities for racist policies against Asians and whites. If systematic racism is keeping blacks from succeeding why are there numerous examples of whites pretending to be minorities (Pocahontas Warren, Jessica Krug, Rachel Dolezal, Shaun King) in order to get an advantage in their career advancement?

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Since the implementation of LBJ’s Great Society, trillions of taxpayer funds have been spent to boost the lives of black America, with a phenomenally detrimental impact on their lives. The creation of the welfare state has enslaved the black community in dependence and squalor. Incentivizing out of wedlock children has resulted in over 70% of all black children being raised in fatherless households.

Even though urban school districts spend $12,000 to $16,000 per student, the majority of blacks are matriculated into society unable to add, subtract, spell or speak the English language. Their urban enclaves are drug infested homicide zones, with young fatherless black men killing each other at an astounding rate. Chicago has at least 50 shootings every weekend, with nary a white shooter. It seems black lives don’t matter to other blacks. But, when a black rapist is shot by police while reaching for a knife, the BLM and ANTIFA terrorists use it as an excuse to loot, riot, kill white Trump supporters, kill cops, and generally act like savages.

This entire contrived fairy tale shows all the signs of being systematic, but the methodical plan being implemented has nothing to do with racism or justice. The Davos elitist lords have been emboldened by their success since 9/11, as they have utilized every crisis as an opportunity to further their agenda of consolidating power, wealth, and control over the plebs.

This pandemic “crisis” is being used as an opportunity to reset the world in a manner most beneficial for the Davos billionaires, by exploiting pandemic fear, engineered social chaos, a fake climate crisis and economic anxiety to implement a corporate fascist world order, disguised as a green new deal, MMT, socialist paradise. The apparently incomprehensible actions of left wing politicians, DA’s, the corporate media, surveillance state bad actors, compliant central bankers, and emboldened billionaires over the last few months begin to make sense when you realize it is part of the plan.

As we have learned over the last decade, conspiracy theorists have been proven right, time after time, as a coup against a duly elected president has been revealed through texts and incriminating documents; Snowden and Assange revealed the illegal surveillance program conducted by unaccountable spy agencies; JP Morgan and other criminal banks have admitted to rigging precious metals, bond and stock markets; Soros has funneled tens of millions to elect far left District Attorneys who refuse to enforce the law and prosecute violent criminals; a captured left wing judge attempts to prosecute an innocent man who was setup by Obama’s FBI hacks; and Bloomberg is using his billions to buy the votes of tens of thousands of black and Hispanic ex-convicts in Florida to steal the presidential election.

The selection of a senile handsy blunder zombie as a presidential candidate is clearly a Trojan horse to install Kamala Harris (who had 2% popularity among Democrats) as the evil conduit to inflict the Davos master plan upon our country.

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“Reason is poor propaganda when opposed by the yammering, unceasing lies of shrewd and evil and self-serving men.” – Robert A. Heinlein

I consider myself a rational fact-based person who tries to seek the truth and live my life in a manner that would make my deceased dad and my children proud. My negligible efforts, over the last twelve years, to try and expose the lies and corruption of those wielding power over our lives seems like a drop in this ocean of deceit. My message is only able to reach the few who want to know the truth, while the unceasing propaganda and lies of powerful evil men is broadcast to the masses through mainstream and social media conglomerates to manipulate their emotions and lead them on a path to destruction.

This bad flu outbreak has been seized upon by the shrewd, evil, self-serving men who rule the world to test their universal basic income scheme, pushing green new deal idiocy, consolidating commerce and profits into fewer mega-corporations, waging a war on the white middle class, tyrannically imposing job crushing government lockdown mandates, and dehumanizing the populace by forcing mask compliance in order to gain admittance to places of business.

In Part 2 of this article I will demolish the mask narrative, describe the systematic destruction of small businesses, enlighten you about the true purpose of the Federal Reserve, and try to make sense of what might happen as the climax of this Fourth Turning rapidly descends upon an unprepared nation.

Economic collapse = societal collapse. It’s deliberate so that we can have “order out of chaos”, as in New World Order, also known as the tyranny of the ruling sociopaths.

Posted by eogabi boanca September 27, 2020

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Other than the obvious consequences, what might we expect from a partial economic collapse? A total collapse of the economy would throw the nation into utter chaos. But what if we endure an economic depression, or a severe and long-lasting downturn? I think that some of the effects are not so obvious.

1. The college and university system will collapse

As I explained in this previous post, the system of higher education is a house of cards. The cost of getting a college degree has risen sharply and steadily, while real income has remained relatively flat. The price rise is due to the easy availability of grants and loans for education. But with so many persons getting a college degree, its value in the marketplace has plummeted. Many college grads are out of work, or they are working in a job that does not require a degree. Eventually, this practice of paying more and more, for something that is worth less and less, will collapse the system. Colleges and universities will not have enough paying students, and professors will not agree to a drastic pay cut. Overhead expenses are far too high.

All that is needed is an economic collapse, or partial collapse, to topple this house of cards. Many universities and colleges will be forced by economics to shut down.

2. Agricultural yields will plummet

The current U.S. agricultural system is based on the expectation of high yields. But high yields are obtained by high inputs — all the things that go into growing the crop, including lots of fertilizer, perhaps irrigation, herbicides, pesticides, labor, machinery. Then those high yields are sold and the money is then used to fund the inputs for the next crop cycle.

An economic collapse will mean that farmers will not be able to afford all the inputs needed for high yields. And when yields fall, the amount of money from that crop will be less. Then the next crop cycle will have even less money for inputs, resulting in even lower yields. And the process will continue — lower yields, less money, lower inputs — until many farmers are out of business and a food crisis results.

3. Violent crime will increase

When people lack money and food, they become desperate. And desperate people do desperate things. Theft and robbery will skyrocket, and people will be afraid in their homes, and afraid to go out in the community. Even a quick trip to the market will become risky. Sales of most goods will plummet, causing the economic crisis to worsen. Protests will turn violent. Home invasion robberies will become much more common. Many people will be killed or injured as a result of this increase in violent crimes.

4. Law enforcement will be overwhelmed

The law enforcement system in the U.S. is commercial. Officers are paid. We don’t keep a large excess of officers on the payroll, just in case crime sharply increases. So it is relatively easy for the system to be overwhelmed. And that means a call to 911 might not bring the police to your door in time, if at all. Those who have firearms for home defense will be much better off than those who rely solely on the police. But many households have no firearms. And that means that robberies will increase, and so will the economic damage and the number of injuries and deaths.

5. The healthcare system will be overwhelmed

The healthcare system is also commercial, and lacks a safety margin in the form of excess doctors and nurses. Hospitals operate at close to capacity. A sudden increase in persons who are sick or injured will overwhelm the system.

The aforementioned increase in violent crime will undoubtedly increase injuries. But it is less obvious that a disruption to the food production and distribution system will increase illnesses. Plenty of good healthy food is the first line of defense against illness. Malnourished persons are much more likely to get sick. So an extended disruption to the food supply will cause an increase in illnesses.

6. Travel anywhere will become dangerous

As a result of all the above described problems, travel will be dangerous. Want to make a quick trip to the supermarket? You risk having your house robbed, if it is left unoccupied. And you risk being attacked on your way back from the market. Robbers might wait outside the market and follow anyone who looks like they purchased a lot of food.

There will be protests in many places, and violence will often break out. People who are hungry and afraid do not make the best decisions. Then there is the cultural aspect of the situation. We live in a culture that tells us to expect the government to take care of us, and to protest whenever anything doesn’t go our way. Ironically, self-sufficiency is abhorrent to our narcissistic culture.

I expect that the roadways will be dangerous, as violent criminals will see travelers as easier targets than homes.

7. The death rate will jump higher

People will be malnourished because of the disruption in the food supply, so they will get sick more easily. Violent crimes and violent protests will result in many more injuries than usual. And yet healthcare will be much more difficult to access. There will be a shortage of hospital beds. It will be difficult to get a doctor’s appointment. There may be a shortage of prescription and OTC medications.

All of these factors will make life a riskier endeavor.

Now if you are a seasoned prepper, who has long considered the dangers inherent in an economic collapse, you may have anticipated some of the above consequences. But I hope I’ve added to your understanding of the possible problems that we may soon face.

The Seeds Have Been Planted For The Next American Civil War. I Don’t Think Anything Stops It Now.

Posted on September 24, 2020 by Wes Rhinier

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The United States is in a Civil War. You can call it a cold war, a luke warm war, a one event from all out shooting war, but it hasn’t gone full blown hot, yet. The outrage from the communist Democrats every day is not due to Donald Trump, no it’s aimed at us, the common man, the Deplorable, the Dreg of Society. They hate us and everything we stand for. They despise that we won’t bow down and let them rule over us.

The mask have been off of the Democrats, the Deep State, and the never Trump Republicans for some time now. They hate America and what we stand for. They hate you for not obeying them and thinking for yourselves. They hate that they have lost power and cannot rule over you. They hate that you put an outsider into the Whitehouse who cannot be controlled. Bottom line is they hate you.

There is no way for the political situation in the US to become better. Let me repeat this. THERE IS NO WAY THINGS GET BETTER. It is total war at this point. It is a war of attrition at this point. There is no scenario where everyone starts liking (or even accepting) everyone on the other side. The Left was so close to actually sticking a fork in us if Hillary had won. Trump awakened the common man, the deplorable, the dreg, but it doesn’t mean that we will win. It only means that we will either prevail or we will go down fighting. No middle ground. This will be an elimination event. Either we wipe these Marxist/Communist from the face of the earth or they wipe us out. There is no other way. We cannot coexist with these evil people.

We are no longer one country and haven’t been for some time now. The US, at least in the way the founding fathers had envisioned it, is no more. The communist Democrats and Deep State Republicans in this country consider us their inferiors. Don’t believe me just listen to the way they describe us. Watch their actions. The point of compromise has passed. You don’t compromise with people who wish you dead and think the world would be better off without you and your way of thinking.

We are under attack. This Civil War/Revolution/Communist takeover is well under way. We are getting punched in the face on a daily basis and it seems all we can do is talk. Our side is being arrested for defending their lives and property, while the other side is free to do as they please without any apparent consequences. Their side is threatening us with Civil War if our President does his duty as stated in the Constitution and appoints a Supreme Court Justice to fill Ginsburg’s seat. While no one wants war, at this point, it is acceptable to me. Evil must always be confronted.

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Our Founders were willing to die for the rights espoused in the Declaration they crafted and signed at their own Peril. Their document boldly proclaimed our Right to Live in Freedom, freedom to be protected, not threatened, by the rule of the government. The fundamental rights and freedoms enumerated in the Declaration of Independence included the right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. These rights were God-given and could not be eliminated, and the communist left despises this. I believe it’s time for us to pledge our Lives, Fortunes and sacred Honor, to provide a better future for the generations to come.

This Country is done! What replaces it is up to us. The seeds have been planted for the next American Civil War. The second one is going to make the first one seem like a High School shoving match. Pick your side. Choose wisely. Prepare for the most brutal war that this world has ever seen. It’s coming. I don’t think anything stops it now. Hopefully we can set things right if we win, or at least die trying.

In closing, I think an ominous question exists that every person capable of rational thought must ask themselves. What kind of country are we leaving to our children and grandchildren? What will you say when they ask what YOU did to stop the tyranny and destruction of our Constitutional Republic?

May God have Mercy on us all.

Wes

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DARK YEARS & FOURTH TURNING

September 23, 2020
by Egon von Greyerz

DARK YEARS & FOURTH TURNING
September 23, 2020
by Egon von Greyerz
In an ephemeral world, few things survive. I am not talking about species or human beings whose existence on earth is also transitory. Instead I am referring to social and financial systems which are now coming to an end.

In July 2009 I wrote an article called The Dark Years Are Here. It was reprinted again in September 2018.

THE DARK YEARS ARE HERE II

Here is an extract from my original article:

“The Dark Years will be extremely severe for most countries both financially and socially. In many countries in the Western world there will be a severe depression and it will be the end of the welfare state. Most private and state pension schemes are also likely to collapse. It will be a worldwide depression but some countries may only have a deep recession. There will be famine, homelessness and misery resulting in social as well as political unrest. Different type of government leaders and regimes are likely to result from this.
How long will the Dark Years last? There is a book called ”The Fourth Turning” written by Neil Howe. He has identified a pattern that repeats itself every 80 years. The pattern has been extremely accurate in the Anglophile world. We have recently entered the Fourth Turning which is the final 20 years of the cycle. According to Howe we are in the early stages of a 20 year period of economic and institutional upheaval. This is a period of Crisis when the fabric of society will change dramatically. Previous Fourth Turnings have been the American Revolution, Great Depression and World War II. According to Howe the Crisis will be substantially worse before it is over and it will last for another circa 20 years.
All of this is not good news and we hope that we and Howe are wrong regarding the severity and length of this crisis. But we fear that we are both right. We must stress again that never previously has the whole world entered a downturn simultaneously in such a fragile state both financially and economically which is why the Dark Years are likely to be so devastating and long lasting.”

THE INEVITABLE FALL OF SOCIETY
Neil Howe’s book The Fourth Turning had just been published when I wrote the article and it has since attained great fame. We are now in the final 8 years of his 20 year cycle and the most dramatic part of the cycle has just started which is the Fourth Turning.

In my 2009 article, I thought that the downturn was more imminent. But although I was slightly out on the timing, it doesn’t change the inevitable fall of the whole fabric of society in the next few years, be it commercial, financial or social.

Since 2009, global debt has doubled to $280 trillion and risk has increased exponentially. The final stage of the collapse started in August of 2019 with the central banks panicking and embarking on a massive money printing spree due to major problems in the financial system.

CORONAVIRUS – A CATALYST
As I have stated previously, Coronavirus which started in early 2020, is not the reason for the current downturn in the world economy. It was just a catalyst. For some reason, when cycles are about to accelerate hard down, the trigger seems to be the worst possible. Although I have often talked about disease as one potential catalyst, I did not expect it to come now and cause a total lockdown of parts of the economy and society in so many countries.

When you are approaching the end of a financial era or cycle, it is very difficult to predict exactly how it will all end. Very few people understand that we are now living on borrowed time. But there is absolutely no doubt that we are now at the end of the end and of a major cycle, whether that takes 8 years as Howe predicts or it all happens much faster, is totally irrelevant.

THE UNPREPARED COULD LOSE EVERYTHING
The risk is here now and if you don’t prepare for this, you are not just likely to lose whatever wealth you have but also your job, pension or social security depending on your circumstances. And if you live in a city, you are also likely to be affected by social unrest and crime plus a breakdown of services like medical care, schooling, law and order etc.

Many people are today trying to get out of the cities as a result of Coronavirus and the shut down of offices and shops as well as increased crime rates. For the wealthy minority, this is not a big problem but for normal people, it is not self-evident to just move out. But it is very clear that home working will become much more prevalent and many cities will become ghost towns. Tax revenue will decline dramatically and the authorities will not be able to keep up even simple services such as water, sanitation or cleaning. Also, many retail outlets and restaurants as well as offices in cities will close due to lack of customers, crime and out of town or online shopping. This trend has of course already started in many cities. In the City in London (Financial District), there are now very few people working. Only some shops or restaurants are open and the ones that are, are haemorrhaging financially.

THE DELUGE COULD COME SOONER
Coming back to Howe’s 8 remaining years of the Fourth Turning, it is of course an approximate number and not absolute. The way I see it is that it will take up to 8 years and maybe less for the artificial edifice that the world has created to collapse. But it could also happen a lot quicker.

What I mean by artificial edifice is firstly all the fake assets that have been created due to central banks deliberate profligacy. Since the creation of the Fed in 1913, the bankers have taken total control of the money system. From 1971 when Nixon closed the gold window, it became a total free for all for the (central) bankers. They could create unlimited amounts of money for their own benefit. Standing nearest the printing press is a major advantage when you print money. President Mugabe in Zimbabwe discovered this. By using the money from the printing press first, he could spend it quickly or buy dollars before the value of the printed money collapsed.

PRINTED MONEY DOESN’T REACH ORDINARY PEOPLE
In the US, the Fed has since the latest crisis started in August 2019, printed $3.3 trillion, and most of it since March 2020. Very little of this money has reached ordinary people. If it had, it would have meant a contribution of $25,000 to every one of the 130 million households in the US. Although the printed is basically worthless, it might have had some short term beneficial effect on the broad economy.

But no, money printing is not for ordinary people. It is for the bankers and the wealthy and add more fuel or liquidity to already massively overvalued asset markets rather than reaching the people who really need it. This has caused the Nasdaq to go up by 62% since late March and the Dow by 52%.

DOW 50,000 – GOLD $50,000?
In a recent article I discussed that we could see a liquidity fuelled meltup in stocks making the Dow double to say 50,000. Since I expect the Dow/Gold ratio to reach 1 to 1 or below (like in 1980 Dow 850 Gold $850), gold could at the same time reach $50,000 as inflation rises. As I consider stocks overbought and overvalued today, there is no fundamental or even technical reason for this to happen. Since markets today have nothing to do with fundamentals or sound valuation principles but are only liquidity driven, this kind of move is not impossible.

But investors must understand that I think it would be very high risk to stay fully invested in stocks currently. This is like buying the Nasdaq in 1999 to take part in the final rise but then to ride it all the way down to an 80% loss.

Much better instead to own gold, which fundamentally and technically is still early in a long term uptrend, kindly fuelled daily by central bank money printing. If the 50,000 forecast for the Dow and Gold would materialise, the Dow would double and Gold would go up 25x which is clearly a much better risk.

THE US IS BANKRUPT
Let’s face it, the US is bankrupt. No country, company or individual could lose money every year for 90 years and still be standing. (see my article). Normally the currency of such a country should have faded into oblivion. Well the dollar almost has since it is down 98% in real terms or gold since 1971 and down 85% since 2000. The only reason the dollar hasn’t disappeared totally yet is due to the Petrodollar. A major part of dollar assets are kept outside of the US due to the dollar liquidity created by the petrodollar.

The Petrodollar was created in the early 1970s by Nixon and the then Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. They feared after the closing of the gold window that the dollar’s reserve currency role would diminish significantly. To save the dollar, Saudi Arabia was offered total military protection by the US on the condition that all oil trading would only be in dollars. Saudi Arabia would also buy substantial military equipment from the US.

THE IMMINENT DEMISE OF THE DOLLAR
This was a very clever arrangement and is the sole reason why the dollar is still standing. But the combination of a rapidly deteriorating US financial position and countries like China, Russia and Iran gradually trading in their own currencies, will soon precipitate the dollar’s demise.

Comparing currencies to each other is really a futile exercise since they are all going to ZERO. There is no prize for getting to the bottom first. Still in this exercise of relativity, it looks like the dollar will reach the bottom before the others. Having already lost 98% of its value in the last 50 years, the final 2% will not take that long. But remember that this 2% fall means a 100% loss of the dollar’s value from here.

Many people are very negative about the Euro due to the major problems in the EU. It is totally correct that the Euro is also a very weak and artificial currency. The Euro is virtually worth the same in dollars as on its launch on January 1st 1999. But right now, the Euro, in spite of its problems, technically looks stronger than the dollar.

So a crashing dollar over the next few years is virtually guaranteed and will act as a detonator which will blow up the US economy.

Also in the next 2-3 years we will see collapsing debt markets in the US and globally. Most debt in the world consists of printed money with no underlying real assets backing. Massively overvalued assets is backed by debt which will become totally worthless since it is only based on manufactured money issued by a printing press or a computer. When $10s of trillions are created with no labour, goods or service having been produced, that money clearly has ZERO value.

INTEREST RATES TO RISE STRONGLY
We will not have permanent zero rates as the FED and Ray Dalio say. There are two virtual certainties coming before the imminent mega crisis is over. The first will be the collapse of the currency system as I discussed above. The second certainty is the collapse of credit markets including bonds. The manipulation of rates will totally fail. Central banks will try to keep short rates low but will lose control of the long rates. As insolvent governments and corporates start to default, investors, including sovereign, will dump bonds.

Bond prices will collapse and rates go to at least the levels in the 1970s to early 1980s of 15-20%. The combination of hyperinflation and defaulting borrowers will see many bonds going to zero and rates to infinity. As long rates rise, they will pull the short rates up regardless of central banks attempts to hold them down. This will lead to the demise of the bond market. Obviously, central banks will frenetically print trillions or even quadrillions as derivatives disappear into a black hole. But to no avail except for panic and hyperinflation.

NOT THE TIME FOR OMPHALOSKEPSIS
So now is not the time for omphaloskepsis (navel gazing) or for investors to gloat about their stock market gains. Because the world is now entering a phase not seen for hundreds or maybe 2,000 years. Yes, stocks could meltup one final time before the total collapse but if they do, that will most likely be accompanied by a very weak dollar.

DON’T MEASURE YOUR WEALTH IN WORTHLESS FIAT CURRENCIES
To measure your assets in a fiat currency, be it dollars, euros or pounds, is absolute madness. Why do you measure your wealth in something that in real terms has declined by 98% since 1971 and 85% since 2000. It might feel good for a moment but when you realise that these gains are just paper profits that are not only meaningless but will evaporate totally in the next few years as stocks and paper money implode together.

And don’t for a second believe that the assets you own whether they are stocks, bonds or property are really worth the thousands or millions that they are valued at in fake money.

The imminent wealth destruction will soon reveal to investors that their assets are only worth a fraction of the imaginary value they have today.

Central banks will not save the world, they can’t. Because how can you solve a debt problem with more worthless debt or how can you create wealth by issuing more debt. That Ponzi scheme is now finished for a very long time.

Physical gold (and silver) will in the next few years reveal the total delusion that the financial system has rested on. Investors who are not protected should take heed.

Egon von Greyerz
Founder and Managing Partner
Matterhorn Asset Management
Zurich, Switzerland
Phone: +41 44 213 62 45

Some of the world’s biggest banks including HSBC and Barclays ‘let criminals and fraudsters move dirty money around the globe – in some cases even after being told’ global investigation reveals

Two trillion dollar’s worth of transactions were analysed from leaked dossiers
The five banks which featured most in the documents were HSBC, JPMorgan, Deutsche Bank, Standard Chartered, Bank of New York Mellon
Documents are said to reveal ‘banking system’s most closely guarded secrets’
Also reported to show how Russian oligarchs avoid being hit by sanctions

By ROSS IBBETSON FOR MAILONLINE

PUBLISHED: 16:06 EDT, 20 September 2020 | UPDATED: 09:49 EDT, 21 September 2020

Some of the world’s biggest banks let criminals and fraudsters move dirty money around the world, according to leaked financial dossiers.

Banking papers detailing $2 trillion in dealings were analysed after being leaked to Buzzfeed News and shared with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, which distributed them to 108 news organisations, BBC Panorama said.

HSBC is one of several international banks whose name appears most in the cache of thousands of secret US government documents called the FinCEN files.

They show that HSBC continued shuttling funds through to accounts in Hong Kong months after it was warned about the Ponzi scheme worth £62 million.

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Five international banks which appeared most often in the documents were HSBC, JPMorgan, Deutsche Bank, Standard Chartered and Bank of New York Mellon, the ICIJ reported

When HSBC, the UK’s largest bank, closed down the fraudsters’ accounts they had already been drained of the millions.

HSBC said in a statement that ‘all of the information provided by the ICIJ is historical.’

The bank said as of 2012, ‘HSBC embarked on a multi-year journey to overhaul its ability to combat financial crime across more than 60 jurisdictions.’

Along with HSBC, the other international banks which appeared most often in the documents were JPMorgan, Deutsche Bank, Standard Chartered and Bank of New York Mellon, the ICIJ reported.

Among the types of transactions highlighted by the report: funds processed by JPMorgan for potentially corrupt individuals and companies in Venezuela, Ukraine and Malaysia; and money linked to a Ukrainian billionaire processed by Deutsche Bank.

One of Vladimir Putin’s closest friends, billionaire Arkady Rotenberg may have used Barclays Bank in London to launder cash and avoid sanctions, the documents suggest.

In March 2014, Russia was hit with sanctions after the annexation of Crimea.

Rotenberg, a childhood friend of Putin, and his brother Boris were designated ‘members of the Russian leadership’s inner circle,’ by the US Treasury Department.

It is alleged that an account called Advantage Alliance, set up with Barclays in 2008, was used by Rotenberg to transfer funds to buy millions of pounds worth of art in London.

The leaked dossiers suggest that many of the transactions through the account came after the Rotenberg brothers had been sanctioned.

A spokesperson for Barclays said: ‘We believe that we have complied with all our legal and regulatory obligations including in relation to US sanctions.’

‘Given the filing of a SAR (suspicious activity report) is not itself evidence of any actual wrongdoing, we would only terminate a client relationship after careful and objective investigation and analysis of the evidence, balancing potential financial crime suspicions with the risk of “de-banking” an innocent customer.’

The Rotenbergs have not commented.

The FinCEN documents are mostly files banks sent to the US authorities between 2000 and 2017, raising concerns about suspicious activity in their clients’ accounts, Panorama said.

The programme called the documents ‘some of the international banking system’s most closely guarded secrets’.

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Why America Continues to Wear Facemasks Even Though They Don’t Work

Submitted by Dave Hodges on Sunday, September 20, 2020

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Nobody, and I mean nobody should ever take a public opinion poll or any publication related to COVID-19 seriously. The fraud has been off the charts. However, the public opinion polls and the fake medical research is designed to produce one condition, group think. For those that are not aware about the history of public opinion polls, or fake reported findings, they are not designed to be an accurate forecasting of some defined public opinion or research finding. They are soley designed to enforce compliance by using a condition called group think.

The late author of The Committee of 300, John Coleman, actually educated me on the history of public opinion polls and published suspect research studies and their actual intended use.

Coleman was one of the first authors to expose the true intent of the Tavistock Institute, which was created in 1913. This organization is the mother of all propaganda efforts. Manipulation of public opinion, on behalf of the achievement of achieving globalist goals is the sole purpose. Even today, more than a 100 years after the creation of this propaganda factory, Tavistock provides training to mainstream media (MSM) outlets on how to bend the will of the people to the globalist agenda.

If there is a central theme to their propaganda, it lies in the value of using public opinion polls, or reporting fake medical data, in order to create a group think mentality. Group think is a shared sociological and psychological term which works on the premise that if everyone else believes something to be true, what is wrong with YOU for not believing the same thing? The globalists that run Tavistock have been highly successful in shaping the social, cultural, educational and economic opinions of the general public. If you do not think so, just look at the mantra that permeates our airwaves where nearly every commercial and MSM talk show reminds us to (1) social distance; (2) wear a mask; and, (3) stay home as much as possible.

There is an experiment that was conducted in the 1950’s which demonstrates why present day America is totally acquiesced to unconstitutional authority.

One of the premier and classic studies on how to develop group think among the population is best exemplified in a landmark study known as the Solomon-Asch experiment. The masses at the old Roman Coliseum and the concentration camps of Nazi Germany are shining examples of how a populace can be manipulated into not only accepting state-sponsored mass murder, but in our time to wear health-damaging face masks even when contraindicated for health reasons (eg running on a treadmill inside of a Planet Fitness gym). Establishing group think is key to controlling the public, by controlling their beliefs.

It took 60 days to destroy the American economy and undo all the financial gains that Trump had accomplished. Why did we go along with this madness when we knew what we were being told was bravo sierra?

Before we actually look at a landmark study that answers this question, it is important to ask yourself a question. Do you think of yourself as a conformist or a non-conformist? If you ask most people the same question, you would find that most people consider themselves to be a non-conformist and would be able to stand up to a group when they know they are right. However, that is not the case.

Can nonconformists actually resist the peer pressure and NOT conform to beliefs and actions that are clearly wrong? This article will answer this question.

In the 1950’s, Polish born psychologist, Solomon Asch, conducted a conformity study. The participants signed up to participate in a psychology experiment in which they are asked to complete a vision test. This was a deception. The real experiment attempted to answer the question, can people resist peer pressure in order to not conform to a false belief? Seated in a room with the other participants, the research participants are shown a line segment and then asked to choose the matching line from a group with three segments of different lengths.

The experimenter subsequently asked each participant individually to select the matching line segment. Early on in the experiment, everyone in the group chooses the correct line in order to establish a group think mentality. Yet, as the experiment continued, the other participants, falsely and purposely and unanimously declare that a different line is actually the correct match when it is obvious that the wrong answer was selectively been chosen by the experiment’s confederates. The objective is change the opinion of the subject always seated in seat six.

Choosing the Right Or Wrong Answer

Participants 1st 3 Trials Next 3 Trials

Seat 1- Confederate Chose Correctly Chose Incorrectly

Seat 2- Confederate Chose Correctly Chose Incorrectly

Seat 3- Confederate Chose Correctly Chose Incorrectly

Seat 4- Confederate Chose Correctly Chose Incorrectly

Seat 5- Confederate Chose Correctly Chose Incorrectly

Seat 6- The Subject Chose Correctly 75% choose incorrectly one time

Nearly 60% will continue to choose incorrectly

Unknown to the main subject of the experiment, everyone else in the experiment is a confederate and their answers have been preplanned for the purpose of determining whether, or not, the participant’s answer can be manipulated by the people deliberately giving the wrong answer. Nearly 75 percent of the participants in the conformity experiments went along with the rest of the group at least one time. Nearly 60% of the subject totally abdicated their free will to the planted confederates. After combining the trials, the results indicated that participants conformed to the incorrect group answer approximately one-third of the time. At the conclusion of the experiments, participants were asked why they had gone along with the rest of the group. In most cases, the students stated that while they knew the rest of the group was wrong, they did not want to risk facing personal criticism. THIS IS WHY WE WEAR A MASK!!! We want to avoid the “Karens” and most of all, we just want to fit in.

A few of the participants were so weak-minded that they suggested that they actually believed the other members of the group were correct in their answers. This explains why that even though the CDC’s website says that “masks do not prevent the spread of viruses” and in March, Fauci said it was not needed for the public to wear a mask, but we still follow orders of local politicans to do so. These results suggest that conformity can be influenced both by a need to fit in and a belief that other people are smarter or better informed. Given the level of conformity seen in Asch’s experiments, conformity can be even stronger in real-life situations where stimuli are more ambiguous or more difficult to judge. For example, a soldier, in attempting to decide if they will fire upon innocent civilians, will be forced to weigh their own risk. If they fail to obey the command to fire upon American citizens, will they face disciplinary action, or even death?

Asch also found that having one of the confederates give the correct answer while the rest of the confederates gave the incorrect answer dramatically lowered conformity. This fact alone, is what motivates me to continue to do this work on the CSS. How many people can I influence and how many people can they influence? When just one other person supports the subject of the experiment, only five to ten percent of the participants conformed to the rest of the group.

Allies, committed to a central belief, is what drives many in the alternative media to relentlessly pursue the truth and then inform as many people as will listen.

If “they” can get us to wear a mask when it is clearly contraindicated (eg gym), what else can they get us to do?

A Warning to Those That Want to Control Us

Article written by John Crump

U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- In 1984 ex-KGB officer and Soviet defector Yuri Bezmenov taught us about the Marxist plan for what they called ideological subversion. The term is foreign to most Americans. In a nutshell, it is the slow process of changing the perception of reality of Americans when it comes to the right to defend themselves, their community, their family, and their country. The communist laid out their diabolical plan in four phases.

The first phase is demoralization. This stage takes at least 15 to 20 years. Now 15 to 20 years are big numbers, but that is the time it takes to educate multiple generations of students. Bezmenov guessed it would take three generations of Marxism to be taught in the school system to accomplish the mission of making Americanism a dirty word. Now ask yourself, where have we seen students lead by teachers to protest? March for our Lives, or as I like to call it, March Against our Rights, comes to mind. Also, the abandoning of teaching Civics could check that box of abandoning American Exceptionalism. We have also seen students rally against the American flag, the National Anthem, the Pledge of Allegiance, and everything else that is considered remotely patriotic. And guess what? It has been three generations since 1984.

The second phase of this nefarious plan is destabilization. Bezmenov talks about the destabilizing if a country. He talks about doing it in three areas. The first area is the economy. What is the best way to destabilize an economy? Perhaps shutting down a large percentage of business and almost all small businesses for months at a time, and when you do let them reopen, you artificially limit the amount of business that they can do to pay the bills. The second is the military. Slashing military spending to fund an industry killing “Green New Deal” seems to go a long way in accomplishing this goal. Luckily that failed. The third is foreign relations. The best way to do this is to claim the President of the country is illegitimate and doesn’t have the backing of the people. Sound familiar?

The third phase is the crisis. Now I do not know about you, but I can’t figure this one out. It is not that we don’t have a crisis in the US. It is that this whole year has been one manufactured crisis after another. The forces Marxism is working overtime to blow through this stage in 2020, from COVID-19 to riots in the streets. Hell, the Marxists have even set up autonomous zones in Major cities in the pacific northwest. This phase of the plan that we are at now.

The fourth phase of the Marxist plan is called normalization. This phase of the plan where the communist takes over the country. I am writing this to issue a warning. That warning is not for the freedom-loving Americans that frequent this website. My warning is to those that want to subvert our way of life. My warning is to those that think they can force their will on us without push back. You see, we have a thing called the Second Amendment in this country. Contrary to what Kamala Harris said in her Amicus brief to the Supreme Court during Dick Heller’s case, it does ACKNOWLEDGE an individual’s right to keep and bear arms.

The gun grabbers do not want you or your fellow Americans to know that critical fact. They ignore the writings of Madison. They ignore the Federalist papers. They have to, or their arguments fall apart. They say the Second Amendment only applies to the militia. Well, guess what? You are the militia! I am the militia. Their anarcho-communist plan will never succeed as long as good men and women can throw off the chains of slavery through armed defiance. They have to disarm us for phase four to succeed, and I, for one, will never be disarmed. I will not give up my freedom for imaginary safety.

They will try to silence us and deplatform our voices. When I called out Facebook for letting the French Foreign Press incorrectly fact check and article by Rachel Malone and another article by Cam Edwards, instead of giving me a comment for my article and thanking me for letting them know about foreign election interference, they outright banned me from the social media platform for life. They didn’t give me a reason. They just quietly removed the faulty fact check and told me I was not welcome on the platform ever again.

But I will get my voice out there even if I have to stand on a street corner with a megaphone. My fellow patriots will amplify it. I will not be silent. I will continue to fact check the fact-checkers, and I will continue to fight for liberty. This fight isn’t one that we can let them win. It is time to push back. It is time to stand up for what is right. It is for freedom. It is for liberty. Most importantly, it is for the future of our children.
We will not let you win.

[BREAKING] MANUFACTURING HALTED – JOBLESS CLAIMS SKYROCKET – 8 MILLION LANDLORDS FACE FORECLOSURE

Pandemic May Lead to Foreclosure Crisis, CoreLogic Says

Millions of American families could lose their homes amid COVID-19 pandemic, report says

September 9, 2020 By Kathleen Howley

A surge in the share of mortgages 90 days or more overdue in June is a signal the U.S. could be heading toward a foreclosure crisis, according to a CoreLogic report on Wednesday.

The share of loans with payments 90 days to 119 days late quadrupled between May and June, rising to 2.3%, the highest level in more than 21 years, said Frank Nothaft, CoreLogic’s chief economist.

Measuring all loans 90 days or more overdue, including loans already in foreclosure – a gauge known as the serious delinquency rate – the share was the highest since 2015, the report said.

“If there are new government programs, maybe that alleviates some of the risks, but given what we know today, we could be looking at a serious delinquency rate that is four times higher at the end of 2021 as it was before the start of the pandemic,” Nothaft said in an interview.

A rate that high could result in a foreclosure crisis, the report said.

“Not only could millions of families potentially lose their home, through a short sale or foreclosure, but this also could create downward pressure on home prices – and consequently home equity – as distressed sales are pushed back into the for-sale market,” the report said.

Mortgage delinquencies have soared in recent months as Americans who lost income because of the pandemic sought forbearance agreements that allow them to suspend their home-loan payments without penalties. While they have permission to miss their payments, the mortgage industry still counts the loans as delinquent.

The CARES Act passed by Congress at the end of May gave homeowners with a government-backed loan the right to up to 12 months of forbearance. Currently, about 3.6 million Americans are in forbearance, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.

The House of Representatives passed the Heroes Act in May with additional support for homeowners and renters, but the Senate left for its summer vacation last month without addressing it.

This week, Senate Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) proposed a “skinny bill” with a fraction of the funding in the Heroes Act and a provision Democrats have said is a non-starter: Blanket protection for businesses and medical professionals from being sued for pandemic-related issues.

The main factor that could push the housing market over the edge, even as it struggles with a shortage of available properties, is the labor market weakness, according to the CoreLogic report.

While the unemployment rate fell to 8.4% in June, a government report showed on Friday, the economy has gained back fewer than half the jobs lost since the beginning of the pandemic.

“Sustained unemployment has pushed many homeowners further down the delinquency funnel,” the report said. “With unemployment projected to remain elevated through the remainder of 2020, we may see further impact on late-stage delinquencies and, eventually, foreclosure.”

Almost 10 million American families lost their homes to foreclosure in the U.S. between 2006 and 2014 in a tally that counts forced evictions as well as short sales in which lenders agree to let homeowners sell properties at a loss.

The foreclosure crisis uprooted families, created trauma – especially for children who didn’t understand why they had lost their homes – and destroyed neighborhoods that became dominated with vacant houses.

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