This is Getting Really Insane

Armstrong Economics Blog/Politics Re-Posted Sep 30, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

Well, my phone has been red hot today. There are still some people in Washington who have to call to get a reality check. Biden’s plan for spending is in trouble even with Democrats starting to wonder who the hell is pulling these strings. There have been proposals to save the planet and impose about an 8 cent per mile you drive tax that could be $2,000 per year just to drive. There was an emergency meeting with Biden and Schumer taking things “hour by hour” following an emergency White House meeting with Biden and Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY).

He is risking putting companies out of business and creating a massive crisis by fining companies $70,000 per employee who has not been vaccinated. Never in my entire life have I become so disgusted with politicians. This is getting way out of control. Spending 15% of the total national debt in a single year is more than waging world war. These people no longer represent the people. They are directly opposed to the people. Then we have Nader who thinks if they manufacture a $1 trillion coin and buy back their own debt that this is realistic?

Nothing is real. Even on Broadway, they brag about fake COVID tests.

Nearly 15,000 Deaths, More Than 700,000 Injuries Reported to VAERS Since the December 2020 Rollout of COVID Vaccines in US. Some are starting to figure out that more people being injured by the vaccines than die of COVID. Government NEVER coerces people and threatens them like this if they were not getting something out of it.

Scotty! Beam me the hell out of here! Please!

San Francisco to Pay People Not to Shoot Others

Armstrong Economics Blog/Politics Re-Posted Sep 30, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

Believe it or not, San Francisco reveals how capitalism might be able to solve the crime surge. The Dream Keeper Fellowship is launching in October, and it will pay individuals $300 each month to not be involved in shootings. Meanwhile, they haven’t put 2 and 2 together. Rising crime is due to their destruction of jobs, crazy lockdowns, and demands for vaccines. All of this for a disease that was created in a lab that has a death rate of less than 1%, affecting the same group of people who die from the flu annually.

The FBI has announced that violent crime increased almost 30% in 2020. Black unemployment was at a historical low under Trump. But they called him a racist, and his policies of expanding the economy were all wrong. Well, now after giving people a taste of a strong economy, they set out to destroy it. Now they wonder why violent crime is off the charts? Honestly, I think “Dumb & Dumber” would have run the country far better than this lot.

I suppose if you go down to City Hall, you could now say, “I was thinking of shooting my neighbor, but I didn’t. So can I get $300, please?”

Sometimes the Little Guy Can Shut Down Government

Armstrong Economics Blog/Civil Unrest Re-Posted Sep 30, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

We are standing silent when the unelected and unaccountable elites wage war to change society and how we should live. This is an all-out war against not just the American people but the entire world. They have taken control of our pretend representatives who have converted our free societies into tyranny.

This picture from Australia sums up the tyranny we face worldwide. The police, in most cases, is the power of this tyranny. As long as they protect these unelected and unaccountable elites who are destroying our society, then the only resolution will be for people to start to attack the police with weapons. Hopefully, it will not take a massacre of police to make them see they are on the wrong side of this battle, as it has so many times in history.

Bloodless revolutions are possible. In 1991, Yeltsin stood on a tank and asked the military not to fire on their own people and they stood down. But it often takes a person of stature to stand up rather than just some anonymous person the police will be glad to kill out of frustration.

These people want to end the world as we know it and “Build Back Better,” but we are not allowed to see the plan nor vote on it. That is absolute tyranny, and they think this is the Middle Ages and they are our feudal overlords. Then they also think we are an infestation like rats on a ship that need to be exterminated because there are too many of us on the planet. They meet in secret, and nobody will ever admit what was said there or their plan of action.

It may seem that the end is here. But they are losing this battle, for resistance is rising every day. What they have misjudged is history. True, they look at how the little people were herded into submission, and the elites were able to sustain serfdom through laws that restricted movement. In Russia, only one serf was allowed to leave the property once a year, and his family remained. Never were two serfs ever allowed to leave to go do something together. That was a death sentence. To suppress any uprising, they have always imposed restrictions on movement. That is what is taking place with these COVID passports.

Biden has eliminated more than 200 years of tradition that said, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” Instead, we have, “Give us only your vaccinated sheep who are compliant and will do whatever the state tells them.” The problem is, an unvaccinated American may be forced to be vaccinated on arrival or turn around and leave. This is creating confusion for sure. But this does not apply to all places. Unvaccinated people crossing the border from Mexico are welcome no matter what disease they have provided they vote Democrat. Only the educated from Europe are allowed to come directly from Europe if you surrendered to your own government. This has many flying to South America, stay there for two weeks, and entering the United States for at least six months where they can still “breathe freely!” (disclaimer: restrictions apply in the North and California, and freedom is void whenever a local politician decides).

Throughout history, there are plenty of times when the little guy stood up and won, and all they had was word of mouth. Today, the world is watching the uprising on a global scale. It is not going to be so easy to suppress all us peasants as they have always done throughout history.

Towards the end of the reign of Gaius Caligula (37-41 AD), a proclamation was sent out for a statue of the Roman emperor to be built within the Temple walls in Jerusalem. This command broke the Jewish law of idolatry, which led to a major peasant uprising. A general in Syria, Petronius, was sent along with two legions of soldiers to complete the task. Never had Rome violated the religion of any land it conquered.

A time after Petronius’ arrival in the port city of Ptolemais, he was met by tens of thousands of Jews. They staged a massive protest refusing to work. They brought the government to a halt. Farmers completely abandoned planting fresh crops in spring, which threatened the starvation of even the Roman army. The Jewish historian Josephus tells us that Petronius was also influenced by Aristobulus (king Herod Agrippa’s brother), and Petronius eventually wrote to Gaius Caligula of his inability to erect the statue and his willingness to face the consequences which could have been execution given the insanity of Caligula.

Fortunately, Gaius Caligula’s death early in the next year allowed Petronius to escape punishment, and the emperor’s order was thus nullified. Nevertheless, the common people brought even the Roman Empire to its knees when they were motivated.

Our time is coming, for even the fool is starting to look through all the lies. If everyone is vaccinated and they still can get and spread COVID, then why are the unvaccinated a danger to the vaccinated? None of this makes sense anymore, for they are caught in an endless web of lies. The end of this tyranny will start to emerge.

As one reader wrote:“The big question for those in government, pharma and medicine who have backed this phony crisis pushing vaccines…where do they go once the crisis hits and it blows up in their faces? Where do they go to escape? Merely claiming they were following orders is not going to serve as a valid defense…when they have attacked half the world; used media to crush opposition; insisted that their solution was the only solution? In my opinion, their doubling down now, pressuring businesses, using their positions to enforce compliance will be seen as de facto abuse of their positions and remove any doubt in the public about their role in perpetuating this fake crisis and expose them to even greater risks once this crisis evolves into a crisis in government that brought about this entire shutdown and vaccine solution which will come to be seen as linked by the public as a large conspiracy to bring about social, political and economic changes designed to take away people’s freedom and completely reorder their lives.”MS

Testing Propaganda

Armstrong Economics Blog/Censorship Re-Posted Sep 29, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

QUESTION: YouTube is pulling all content off that challenges vaccines. They do say the number of infections is rising sharply. Would you care to explain?


ANSWER: Yes, YouTube is in full swing for censorship. They will remove anything contrary to these vaccines. This is anti-American and people should be allowed to see both sides. What YouTube is doing is propaganda. A report surfaced in Canada that shows the military is engaging in COVID-19 propaganda to test their warfare strategies upon the public. I believe Big Tech is following the same propaganda strategy, and the question is WHY?

If this was a REAL health risk, hospitals would NOT be firing people who refuse to vaccinate. Only a moron would fire 46% of the military for not taking a vaccine. That would be the perfect time for war.

This COVID virus has a death ratio of less than 1%. In China right now there is another appearance of H5N6 bird flu, which has a death ratio of 60% more like a plague. It seems to be contained for now. If we were dealing with something of this nature, I would agree with getting a vaccine. But this is not the case.

The more you test, the greater the pandemic. Do the same with IQ tests, and you will discover a pandemic of stupidity, probably caused by fossil fuels and global warming.

I suggest not to handle any live chickens.

The Deep State Won – Now Deal With It!

Armstrong Economics Blog/Politics Re-Posted Sep 29, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

I have stated very clearly that up until 1999, I was part of a vetting process where I would meet people who wanted to run for president. They were told I was there to explain how the world economy functioned, but I was told to assess if I believed they were mentally capable of comprehending the world. Then I was asked to fly to Texas to meet Bush, Jr., but I was told, “This is different. He’s really stupid.” I was totally shocked. I asked, “Why would you make someone stupid president?” The response: “He has the name!

I believe that was the moment when the Deep State began to surface. They saw power. Obama attended less than 44% of the morning security briefs. Since 1999, the office of the president has been largely on autopilot. Then came Trump. Every agency was out to remove him from Clapper, NSA, CIA, FBI, you name it. Even the top Republicans wanted him gone. Why? Trump thought being president meant you actually ran the country. How dare this non-politician tell the Deep State what to do. The audacity of it all!

The evidence coming out of this investigation has both Democrats and Republicans rattled based on reliable sources. Biden is the most incompetent president ever to be elected. He was NEVER an exceptionally bright person, but he presents a case for clear and present danger in his state of mental decline and should be removed from office. These hearings are exposing the lies. The problem in DC wonderland is they got their wish to be able to do as they like. But now you have a president who is seriously mentally ill, and the VP is no better. Even Democrats would be frightened, for the third in line would be Nancy Pelosi. If this keeps going, there will be a revolution.

In this brief moment of honesty, Biden is shocked that the host was vaccinated and asked if he was already. Then he quickly says it works and then goes off into alien invasions to change the topic. That is what people who have dementia do. One minute they know what they are saying; the next minute, they do not.

This is the man who ordered the military to be vaccinated with no exceptions, and when 46% refused, he threatened dishonorable discharges, stripping them of everything despite the fact that they may have fought in Afghanistan or Iraq. All of this when countless doctors and scientists from the vaccine companies on hidden cameras say they would not give it to their children, for they have no idea what the long-term effects will be. Has Bill Gates bought every painting by Biden’s son?

This entire thing is a joke. Anyone who believes anything coming from the government needs to wake up. The Deep State won. They got rid of Trump and filled the spot with who they thought they could manipulate. But what happens when he has dementia? Now you do have to worry if he would launch missiles for real.

Rebel News in Victoria Hold Police Accountable, and The Police Do Not Like It

Posted originally on the conservative tree house on September 30, 2021 | Sundance | 95 Comments

The Police in/around Melbourne Australia (State of Victoria) are becoming very uncomfortable that people are recording their beatings and brutality and posting them on social media.  In an effort to stop media reporting on the continued police actions, law enforcement is now attempting to block media from being present.

Kudos to Avi Yemini and Rebel News for refusing to acquiesce to the police thug tactics.  Watch this insufferable exhibition of lawless cops with guns and badges attempting to intimidate Rebel News.

The Societal Impacts of COVID Propaganda Using the Promotion of Irrational Fear

Posted originally on the conservative tree house on September 29, 2021 | Sundance | 455 Comments

Neil Oliver gives a well considered perspective of how millions of people within each nation’s population are prone to being psychologically manipulated by fear.  As a consequence, there is a general outlook of anxiety amid those ordinary people who are not internally strong, psychologically independent, or carrying a strong stable mind.

Good discussion.  Many good points made about how multinational corporations and Big Tech are merged ideologically with government to create one big mess of anxious and panicked people.


Comrade Citizens, Google Subsidiary YouTube Bans Any Content or Discussion Critical of Vaccines

Posted originally on the conservative tree house on September 29, 2021 | Sundance | 348 Comments

Google has made a big move today to block any public discussion of vaccines, side-effects or efficacy.  Within an announcement on YouTube [LINK HERE], the Google subsidiary has changed its policy and will now block any content that is critical of vaccines.

Only correct thoughts and approved speech, from the global government perspective, will be permitted on the YouTube platform.

“Specifically, content that falsely alleges that approved vaccines are dangerous and cause chronic health effects, claims that vaccines do not reduce transmission or contraction of disease, or contains misinformation on the substances contained in vaccines will be removed. This would include content that falsely says that approved vaccines cause autism, cancer or infertility, or that substances in vaccines can track those who receive them. Our policies not only cover specific routine immunizations like for measles or Hepatitis B, but also apply to general statements about vaccines.”

You will take the jab comrades, and you will praise it.

Former DNI John Ratcliffe Refutes General Milley Claim Surrounding Any Intelligence That China Was Worried About a U.S. Attack

Posted originally on the conservative tree house on September 29, 2021 | Sundance | 232 Comments

[NOTE: For those reading from Capitol Hill, take action immediately. Do not let Ratcliffe and Grenell attempt to fight the corrupt intelligence community from the outside.]

Earlier today Joint Chiefs Chairman, General Mark Milley, again claimed that intelligence was gathered and given to him showing that China was fearful of an imminent attack from the United States prior to Milley’s phone call with Chinese military to assure them the U.S. was not about to attack.  This is the same claim that General Milley made yesterday [LINK] about the same issue.  WATCH video at 08:52 Prompted:

Immediately after this repeated claim, former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe directly refuted Milley on Fox News with Martha MacCallum.   The intelligence products used by the Pentagon come from the DNI office, and John Ratcliffe noted there was no intelligence that China held any such concerns.   As a result, any justification claim that Milley makes about his motives for the call surrounding “deescalation” are nonsense.

The Chinese did not escalate an issue because the issue did not exist.  The Chinese were not worried the U.S. was going to attack.  General Milley’s claims are based on a false premise.  The question is, did another intelligence agency purposefully lie to Milley, or is Milley making it all up?

If you and I were sitting on a park bench doing nothing, there would be no concerns. However, if you sat down and I said, “I’m not going to hit you“, suddenly you would become concerned.  That is the essential outlook for what appears to have taken place.

The intelligence apparatus of the United States created a completely false assertion, false intelligence; and then Milley acted unilaterally based on that false assertion.  Keeping in mind that DNI Ratcliffe is very adamant there never was any such intelligence.

♦ If General Milley was that easily manipulated by the intelligence community, most likely the CIA, it doesn’t speak well for his own judgement and discernment considering he is the chief pentagon advisor to the President.

♦ If General Milley was willing to be manipulated by the CIA, and act upon intelligence he knew or suspected to be false, well, then he’s a conspirator within a purposeful effort to undermine the Office of the President and U.S. foreign policy.

Neither of these two scenarios is good; and they both present evidence of a superseding Fourth Branch of Government, operated by a rogue and Machiavellian intelligence community.

As John Ratcliffe noted in his rebuke of General Mark Milley’s justification, if the claim of legitimate intelligence was true, someone would have briefed President Trump about it.  No-one from the office of the Director of National Intelligence, or the DoD, or the National Security Council ever saw any evidence that anything like what Milley is claiming actually existed.

The false intelligence that underpins the Milley phone call with China could be the thread that exposes the hidden Fourth Branch of government.  If congressional representatives and honest independent media are willing to pull it and not let go.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Drops Truth Bomb On Australian Response To COVID, Questions if Diplomatic Relations Should Be Reviewed

Posted originally on the conservative tree house on September 29, 2021 | Sundance | 388 Comments

Anyone who has watched events unfold in Victoria (Melbourne), or New South Wales (Sydney) in Australia, will admit no other westernized nation on earth has responded to COVID-19 with such extreme brutality by government toward their citizens.  The view of Australia as a place of respect for minority rights, expressions of liberty, and the principle of inherent freedom has been destroyed.

Looking from the outside, Australia is now viewed as a totalitarian dictatorship more akin to North Korea than the U.K.

No democratic nation on earth has become more draconian and totalitarian in their effort to control their citizens than Australia.   Quarantine camps, international and inter-state travel bans, harsh lock-downs and proximity limits, physical checkpoints operated by police and military, and brutal police tactics where violence is frequently used against their own citizens.  The entire landscape of democracy in Australia has slowly been destroyed in the past 18 months, and it is only getting worse.

Australian citizens are now forced to have their physical location monitored through electronic passports and check-in points where a central government database can watch where people are.  Additionally, all six states have now announced that only vaccinated people will be permitted to engage in society when/if they ever make the decision to open their economy.

Yesterday, a major U.S. politician finally had the nerve to address the issue.  Speaking at the International Boat Builders’ Exhibition and Conference in Tampa, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis warned that Australia has gone too far when it comes to restricting freedoms, as it battles an outbreak of the highly contagious Delta variant.

Governor DeSantis called out the brutality of Australia and questioned if the United States should reassess our diplomatic relationship with the regime down-under, if we are to now accept Australia as more ideologically aligned with the communist Chinese system instead of the principles of freedom and individual liberty. WATCH:

(Sky News) – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has castigated Australia’s response to COVID, warning that the country has gone “dramatically off the rails” and likened it to communist China. Mr DeSantis questioned whether the United States should maintain its current level of diplomatic relationship with Canberra.

Unlike some American states, Florida has taken a relatively hands off approach to combating COVID. Governor DeSantis, a rising star of the Republican Party, has made most COVID-19 restrictions illegal in May 2021. He banned vaccine mandates for workers and is against mandatory mask wearing.

Speaking at the International Boat Builders’ Exhibition and Conference in Tampa, he warned that Australia has gone too far when it comes to restricting freedoms as it battles an outbreak of the highly contagious Delta variant in its eastern states. “Look what’s going on in Australia right now. You know, they’re enforcing, after a year and a half, they’re still enforcing lockdowns by the military,” Governor DeSantis warned.

“That’s not a free country. It’s not a free country at all. In fact, I mean, I wonder why we would still have the same diplomatic relations when they’re doing that. “Is Australia freer than China, communist China, right now? I don’t know. The fact that that’s even a question tells you something has gone dramatically off the rails with some of this stuff.”

Only just over 1,250 Australians have died from COVID, compared to more than 54,000 Floridians. Florida averages 350 deaths per day in a state of 22 million people.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison defended Australia’s response to COVID, arguing “cultural differences” were behind the different approaches. “I think we are different societies. I mean, we‘re great friends and we share beliefs and values that we hold dear … but in Australia, when it comes to public health, we’re a very pragmatic nation,” Mr Morrison told US network CBS. “And I can tell you, the virus doesn’t care what you believe. The virus cares about how it can come and take your life.”