Riptide in the World Economy


Armstrong Economics Blog/Understanding Cycles Re-Posted Sep 20, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

COMMENT: Marty, I think the storms are creating dangerous rip currents that just suck swimmers out to sea here in Jersey. Never hear about that in Florida. I guess that and taxes are what made you leave. LOL

DK

REPLY: Actually, I was caught in one when I was a teenager. My uncle was perhaps 15 feet from me and the harder I swarm I was just standing still. Suddenly, the current shifted and I could move forward. It was not a great feeling and it was inv visible. There was a sand bar I was trying to walk to and was caught in a riptide between shore and that sand bar.

It was a valuable lesson in life. Sometimes we walk straight into the invisible which becomes life-threatening. Kind of like current events. I have been in the middle of this crowd, but I never expect that they would actually get this going in their personal direction so swiftly. It is one thing to forecast what the model says like the commodity boom post-2020 and the move toward authoritarianism. But to live through it is another thing altogether. It is fascinating to me to see it all laid out years in advance and then it unfolds according to plan. It is like that hidden riptide but in the world economy.

Somebody Investigate Fauci – At Last


Armstrong Economics Blog/Corruption Re-Posted Sep 20, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

Rigging Elections


Armstrong Economics Blog/Politics Re-Posted Sep 20, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

There are allegations in California that Republicans found that they already allegedly voted Democrat, supporting Newsom. But this entire trend of rigging elections even goes back to the allegations that Pope Francis became pope to support this Socialist agenda at the perfect timing amidst similar allegations that the election was rigged. Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano has effectively called Francis an impostor. He has really altered the Catholic teachings dramatically and has been supporting the entire agenda of the World Economic Forum and Klaus Schwab. For a pope to venture into economics, spouting out Marxism, a theory that was atheist, makes one’s head spin around as in “The Exorcist.”

What I can say is that Pope Francis has joined this “equality” of material wealth as opposed to equality of human rights, which is in direct violation of the Ten Commandments. It does seem very strange for Pope Francis to constantly come out supporting this Gates/Schwab agenda that has nothing to do with religion.

The entire communist revolution seized all the churches and converted them into museums of atheism. The fact that Pope Francis has been preaching “equality” on a material level has many observing that he has abandoned the purpose of the salvation of the soul for the Marxist view of “equality” of materialism.

So was the election of the pope also rigged? Who knows. But what is clear is that this agenda would NEVER have been possible without removing Trump, for they needed the United States to support this agenda. In all of my discussions over decades, the view was that communism ONLY failed because they did not have the United States and Europe. If the entire world was Communist, then somehow Marx would have been vindicated.

Elections have been rigged for centuries. Even in the first Democracy, they attacked Pericles and banished him. During the elections in Rome of the Senate of 53 BC, only the elite voted. Interest rates DOUBLED because people were borrowing so much to fund bribes to rig the election. Another example is Sadam Hussein, who was also elected all the time.

We have all heard of redrawing voting lines to rig elections. Gerrymandering is a practice intended to establish an unfair political advantage for a particular party by manipulating the boundaries of electoral districts. This corruption was named after Elbridge Gerry, who was engaging in this corruption from the very start of the United States election process. As they say, where there is a WILL, there is also a WAY to make it happen. Those who deny that the election of 2020 was rigged and call it a Trump conspiracy are total fools. There are corrupt antics in EVERY election. The question has always been whether it was enough to change the outcome. To pretend that all elections are fair is simply the words of a complete fool.

What has emerged is simply using health and climate change to support a new dictatorship to achieve “equality” once again. If one person can cut your lawn and another is a brain surgeon, should they earn the same when 10,000 people could cut the lawn compared to one person who could be a brain surgeon?

Throughout history, such totalitarian regimes have always led to bloodshed, and they have always been overthrown by force, for, without human incentive, an economy cannot survive. No matter how many times this has been attempted throughout history, it always fails because it goes against human nature.

The Only People Wearing Masks At the Emmys Were Servants


Posted originally on the Conservative tree house on September 19, 2021 | Sundance | 99 Comments

Your children and grandchildren cannot eat in a public school cafeteria without wearing a mask and remaining socially distant; so sayeth the rule-makers.

However, proving once again that masks and social distancing are a theater of social construct that does not apply to the self-proclaimed elites, the only people wearing masks at the Hollywood Emmy awards tonight were the servants.

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It’s not hypocrisy really.  The reality is the COVID-19 rules are based on perpetrating a ruse, a total and utter fraud.   They don’t believe their own message; because they know the rules they espouse to support do not apply to them.

Take away their pool cleaners, laundry service providers, lawn care workers, chauffeurs, gardeners, nannies and staff… and watch how quickly these same people will dispatch those rules. The comfortable existence within this “polite society” is dependent on the scruff neck working class, the dirty fingernail folk who know what Lava soap feels like, and the industrious service sector workforce who fulfill the needs of those who hold out their pinky fingers when they drink from a glass.

If those who are forced to live under a distinctly separate set of rules stop fulfilling the needs of the ‘betters’, guess what happens?  If there’s something we know about this crew – it’s how their hubris is their blindspot.  They can never think clearly through the details of their dictates, because they have never operated/lived in the place where the outcomes of those dictates surface. They make rules that are never implemented within their own tribe; this fact makes them extremely vulnerable.

Pushed far enough, decisions are reached…

Senate Parliamentarian Rules Immigration Amnesty Cannot Be Permitted in $3.5 Trillion Infrastructure Package


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on September 19, 2021 | Sundance | 90 Comments

It sounds obvious on its face, you cannot consider immigration reform as a spending bill, but that’s what the Democrats were attempting to do regardless of the constitutional limits.  Immigration reform is not a spending issue, and the Senate parliamentarian has denied the scheme by Senate Democrats in their $3.5 trillion “human infrastructure” bill. (pic: migrant caravan)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats can’t use their $3.5 trillion package bolstering social and climate programs for their plan to give millions of immigrants a chance to become citizens, the Senate’s parliamentarian said late Sunday, a crushing blow to what was the party’s clearest pathway in years to attaining that long-sought goal.

The decision by Elizabeth MacDonough, the Senate’s nonpartisan interpreter of its often enigmatic rules, is a damaging and disheartening setback for President Joe Biden, congressional Democrats and their allies in the pro-immigration and progressive communities. It badly wounds Democrats’ hopes of unilaterally enacting — over Republican opposition — changes letting several categories of immigrants gain permanent residence and possibly citizenship.

The parliamentarian opinion is crucial because it means the immigration provisions could not be included in an immense $3.5 trillion measure that’s been shielded from GOP filibusters. Left vulnerable to those bill-killing delays, which require 60 Senate votes to defuse, the immigration language has virtually no chance in the 50-50 Senate.

In a three-page memo to senators obtained by The Associated Press, MacDonough noted that under Senate rules, provisions are not allowed in such bills if their budget effect is “merely incidental” to their overall policy impact. (read more)

The Importance of Fellowship and What Happens When Vaccine Passport Rules Creating Second Class Citizens are Demanded


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on September 19, 2021 | Sundance | 209 Comments

Every word of this monologue by Neil Oliver is so true.  I hope you will watch and stay with it, as it gets better as it gets deeper and more resolute.

For well over a year, CTH has been outlining the critical importance of fellowship.  The importance of the human connection that seems to have been purposefully torn apart.  I agree with Mr. Oliver in many points including that the lock-downs were purposefully orchestrated in order to make people feel isolated and alone.  When people are isolated, they become fearful.  Those who hold power tenuously need fear in order to keep control.

Mr. Neil Oliver eloquently explains his position that he will not participate in any system of forced or coerced division.   When encountering an institution, business or enterprise that demands vaccinated status as a precondition; we will not participate or lend credibility toward such an abusive fiat by complying with their dictate or demand.  Isolation starts with a rebellion against God, and we must be conscious about the human need to be connected.

I will not divide my humanity, nor concede my core view of fellowship, simply to comply with the demand of another that I consider my brother or sister of greater or less equity than myself.  Any business that chooses that path will not benefit from my economic participation.  I choose freedom!

Not only are various governmental agencies forcing the separation of people from their community networks, we are also seeing faith-based organizations, churches, buying into the fear. Even in areas where churches are not forcibly shut down, many are seeing a structural shift where some faith leaders are willingly ostracizing their community under the guise of various COVID alarms. This is not good…. not good at all.

Fellowship is the essential ingredient to a purposeful life. How and why we interact with each other is how and why we recharge our core humanity. To see faith leaders willing to separate from the function of fellowship is alarming. However, as individuals we must not allow this foreboding sense to become the normal expectation.

Throughout history, large armies have been defeated through the process of division. It is not a leap to see the same strategic objectives being deployed against social assemblies including congregations. It is puzzling how many in leadership cannot see the danger in social and spiritual distance when the bond of fellowship is needed more than ever.

Each of us has a different connection to our community. Each of us has a different level of internal strength… such is the nature of living. However, the distance between people is manifestly not a good outcome when combined with the lack of food for the soul.

Ultimately, it is the currency of human connection that is the true value in our lives.

We have each felt how our positive influence upon the lives of others nourishes our own sense of purpose and fulfillment.  Do not lose that. Do not think you can compensate for that through other arbitrary measures; you cannot.

With local, state and federal leaders moving beyond the workplace distance; and beyond the community distance; and beyond the church distance; and now entering your home to tell you the importance of separating yourself from your family, we must evaluate these arbitrary decrees very deliberately.

Evaluate very closely what we are willing to give up. Perhaps we are in this position today because we didn’t sit still enough and contemplate the real priorities in our lives.

Our liberty is inherent.

Our freedom is inherent.

The removal of both requires consent.

I choose not to disconnect.

I choose purpose.

I choose my own humanity.

Let’s Take the FBI at Their Word


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on September 19, 2021 | Sundance | 587 Comments

The leadership of the FBI have been very clear in saying, the number one threat in the United States is the rise of “Domestic Extremists.”  This, they say, is the greatest threat to what they perceive as domestic peace and tranquility.  Take them at their word, what does that say about their perspective?

Consider… on June 13th of this year, an internal report from the Office of Inspector General painstakingly outlined how the FBI willfully, and with specific intent, facilitated, enabled and supported the ongoing rape, molestation and sexual predication of a known serial rapist, Larry Nassar.

The FBI, and specifically FBI Director Christopher Wray, did not immediately rush to the microphones to give a press conference about the devastating findings.  The U.S. media were virtually silent to the report.  The FBI released a short statement, took no further action and the issue essentially disappeared.   Three months later, the rape victims of the FBI activity then testified to congress.  Last week the FBI apologized, and some moderate outrage was highlighted by media.

“Anti-law enforcement violent extremists – may pose the “greatest threat” domestically this year and likely into 2022″, the narrative continues.

Perhaps I am wrong, but the only time I can recall in modern U.S. history that aggressive and illegal federal activity was halted mid-effort, was the example of the Clive Bundy ranch in 2014.  Armed citizens forced federal authorities, including the FBI, to back down.   In response to their loss, former AG Eric Holder vowed to revive “a domestic terrorism task force.”  Contemplate that response against the 2021 statements of the FBI saying domestic extremists represent the greatest threat.  Can you see the connective tissue?

From the worldview of the DOJ/FBI, law-abiding U.S. citizens  – pushed to the point of taking up defensive arms against federal agents – are a threat.  Ergo, the newest definition of “Domestic Violent Extremists, or DVEs”, to define who the FBI view as their most substantive enemy.  Two years after the Bundy Ranch stand-off, the FBI shot and killed LaVoy Finicum, fulfilling their promise to eliminate extremists as defined by their worldview.

About a year before they killed Finicum, state and federal authorities opened fire at a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas.  State police and feds had surrounded the building and began shooting as DVEs, self-identified as members of the Bandidos and Cossacks motorcycle clubs had assembled for a meeting.  Nine bikers were killed, and 18 more were wounded during the one-way gunfire.  177 bikers were arrested; however, not a single conviction was ever made.  All of the charges were dropped.  All of the bikers were released; there was no evidence against them.

Nine bikers killed; no arrests.  LaVoy Finicum killed; no arrests.  Larry Nassar raped hundreds of teenage girls, the FBI took no action; however, they did apologize.

The FBI was fully aware of the Boston Marathon bombers, the Tsarnaev brothers, before they executed their plot.  The FBI took no action.  The FBI knew about the San Bernardino terrorists, specifically Tasfeen Malik, and were monitoring her phone calls and communications before her and Syed Farook executed their attack killing 14 people and 22 others were seriously injured.  The FBI took no action.  The FBI knew Colorado grocery store shooter Ahmad Alissa before he executed his attack.  The FBI took no action.

The FBI knew in advance of the Pulse Nightclub shooter (Omar Mateen) and were tipped off by the local sheriff. The FBI knew in advance of the San Bernardino Terrorists (Tashfeen Malik). The FBI knew in advance of the Boston Marathon Bombers (the Tsarnaev brothers) tipped off by Russians.  The FBI knew in advance of the Parkland High School shooter (Nikolas Cruz). The FBI knew in advance of the Fort Hood shooter (Nidal Hasan), and the FBI knew in advance of Colorado grocery store shooter Ahmad al-Aliwi Alissa.  The FBI took no action.

Consider the case of the first recorded ISIS attack on U.S. soil in Garland, Texas in 2015.  The FBI not only knew the shooters (Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi) in advance, the FBI took the shooters to the venue and were standing only a few yards away when Simpson and Soofi opened fire.  Yes, you read that correctly – the FBI took the terrorists to the event and then watched it unfold.  “An FBI trainer suggested in an interview with “60 Minutes” that, had the attack been bigger, the agency’s numerous ties to the shooter would have led to a congressional investigation.”

Remember, shortly before the 2018 mid-term election, when Ceasar Syoc – a man living in his van – was caught sending “energetic material that can become combustible when subjected to heat or friction”, or what FBI Director Christopher Wray called “not hoax devices“?   Remember how sketchy everything about that was, including the child-like perpetrator telling a judge later than he was trying to walk back his guilty plea because he was tricked into signing a confession for a crime he did not create.

Or more recently, the goofball plot to kidnap Gretchen Whitmer that involved 18 suspects, twelve of them actually working for the FBI as the plot was hatched?  And we cannot forget the January 6th DC protest turned insurrection effort, which is clearly looking like an FBI inspired and coordinated effort.

Have we forgotten the Atlanta “Olympic Park Bombing”, and the FBI intentionally setting up transparently innocent, Richard Jewel?

Then there’s the entirety of the FBI conduct in “Spygate”, the demonstrably evident FBI operation to conduct political surveillance against Donald Trump using their investigative authorities; and the downstream consequences of a massive institional effort to cover-up one of the biggest justice department scandals in the history of our nation.   The original effort against Donald Trump used massive resources from the DOJ and FBI.  Heck, the coverup operation using the Mueller/Weissmann special counsel used more than 50 investigative FBI agents alone.

And of course, the FBI still had 13 extra agents available to rush to a NASCAR racetrack to investigate a garage door pull-down rope that might have been perceived as a noose; but the serial rape of hundreds of teenage girls, eh, not-so-much effort – even when they are standing in front of the FBI begging for help.

[At this point I am increasingly convinced by evidence the FBI themselves are the perpetrators involved in sex trafficking, human smuggling and abduction as part of their operational mission.]

It is important to realize what exactly exactly happened in the case of the Olympic gymnasts and the rape of hundreds of teenage girls.  When the victims and parents told the FBI about what Larry Nassar was doing, the FBI did not bungle the investigation.  The FBI did not investigate….  But worse…. After the parents kept coming back to the FBI to ask what was going on; and report that other parents were now reporting that new rapes and assaults were ongoing; the FBI told those parents an investigation was ongoing.  Except it wasn’t… The FBI were lying.

As the FBI was telling the victims they were investigating Larry Nassar, the FBI was doing no such thing.  The FBI was lying to the victims and their families.  The FBI was not taking any action whatsoever to address the multitude of claims against Nassar.

After the FBI was caught lying about their conduct, they then lied to the internal oversight, the OIG, about everything surrounding their conduct.    The FBI didn’t make a mistake, or drop the proverbial ball, they inentionally and specifically maintained the sexual exploitation of teenage girls by doing absolutely nothing with the complaints they received.   This is not misconduct, this is purposeful.

Then, as if to apply salt to the open wound of severe FBI politicization. What did the FBI do with the Hunter Biden laptop?

[Notice I’ve set the issue of the disappearing Huma Abedin/Anthony Weiner laptop –in the known custody of the FBI– over there in the corner, next to missing investigation of the Awan brothers.]

My point is this…

What the Federal Security Service (FSB) is to the internal security of the Russian state; so too is the FBI in performing the same function for the U.S. federal government.

The FBI are a U.S. version of the Russian “State Police”; and the FBI are deployed -almost exclusively- to attack domestic enemies of those who control government; while they protect the interests of the U.S. Fourth Branch of Government.  That is the clear and accurate domestic prism to contextualize their perceived mission: “domestic violent extremists pose the greatest threat” to their objective.

Put another way, “We The People”, who fight against government abuse and usurpation, are the FBI’s actual and literal enemy.

Let me be very clear with another brutally obvious example.  Antifa could not exist as an organization; capable to organize and carry out violent attacks against their targets; without the full support of the FBI.   If the FBI wanted to arrest members of Antifa, who are actually conducting violence, they could do it easily – with little effort.

It is the absence of any action by the FBI toward Antifa, that tells us the FBI is enabling that violent extremist behavior to continue.  Once you accept that transparent point of truth; then, you realize the FBI definition of domestic violent extremism is something else entirely.

The FBI is not a law enforcement or investigative division of the U.S. Department of Justice.  The FBI is a political weapon of a larger institution that is now focused almost entirely toward  supporting a radical communist agenda to destroy civil society in the United States.

Anyone who continues to push the fraudulent “honorable FBI rank and file talking point”, is, at this point in history, willfully and purposefully operating to deceive the American people on behalf of government interests who are intent on destroying us.  It is not a difference of opinion any longer.  It is a matter of just accepting what is staring us directly in the face.  People like Sean Hannity and Dan Bongino who continue pushing a lie that FBI agents -any FBI agents- are honorable people, are -by nature of their disconnect- purposefully manipulating their audience.

Last point….

John Durham!

Fauci Has Lied but Biden Will Not Remove Him


Armstrong Economics Blog/Corruption Re-Posted Sep 19, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

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Bill Gates has been funding Fauci, and Gates insists that the entire world must be vaccinated but refuses to give vaccines to poor countries. Instead, he wants the wealthy countries to pay him full price for the vaccines and hand them over to the poor nations. So much for caring about the health of the people.

I believe Gates is a psychopath who pretends to care but really wants to kill off society. It is inconsistent to claim to “care” about the world’s health but then hold secret meetings on depopulating the planet.

The End of Democracy?


Armstrong Economics Blog/Politics Re-Posted Sep 18, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

QUESTION: Marty, I know you reported on the Canadian bill to suspend elections during a pandemic, do you think that is in the cards going ahead?

HS

ANSWER: I found it shocking that they would actually introduce such legislation in the first place. But what we have to understand is that this is part of the Schwab 2030 Agenda. I do not see how they would pull that off on all levels. The model is what they created in the EU where neither the European Commission nor the President is subject to popular election. They allow people to vote for MPs but they have no power to overrule the legislation from the Commission. So is that a real democracy or even a republic in the EU? It is nothing different from China.

I also do not see how they would be able to eliminate local politicians. As long as their power is confined, then they would retain that to pretend it was still a democracy. History repeats because the passions of people have never changed. Rome overthrew its “king” in 509BC and thereafter nobody would ever have the title of king. That is also in the American Constitution. Article I. Section IX Clause VIII states clearly:

No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Now, when the Republic was overthrown and Imperial Rome began, the Emperors, not being kings in name, still created a monarchy that was inherited by their family the very same as a king. The titles on the coinage we can date BECAUSE they pretended to be elected. For example, COS XI meant he was elected consul for the 11th year in a row.

This is not my opinion nor is it some wild speculation. This is simply how history unfolds. Given such power, they will always gravitate to absolute power. For years I have shown the model that pointed to the start of a commodity boom in 2020 and that we were headed into an authoritarian period. As I have said before, growing up there were two families that were Jewish who fled to America from Germany because they saw where it was going. They told me that other Jews thought they were crazy and alarmists – today conspiracy theorists. It never returned to normal.

Also, for those who think that it was Hitler who invented forcing the Jews to wear a gold star marker, again that is history that simply repeats. Edward I (1272-1307) of England, the king of Brave Heart fame, also ordered the Jews to wear badges. He too eventually banned all Jews from England, confiscated all their wealth and lands, and anyone who had borrowed from the Jews had to repay that debt to the King.

So if you think this is all just my opinion, sorry to hear that. I suppose you will be one of the millions waiting for a return to normal like the Jews in Germany. There is no such return. Imposing COVID passports will be expanded and become PERMANENT. Just like imposing the Income Tax in 1913. Oh, we will only tax the rich and they will only have to pay 1%. By World War II, everyone was paying payroll taxes and the top tax rate hit 90% thanks to Marxism.

There will be no return to normal and history warns that the only way to restore human rights will be by violence. They will NEVER relinquish power peacefully. Sorry, all the protests will not deter them. They will lose because this system they are trying to impose is out of desperation for decades of fiscal mismanagement. But rather than reform for We the People, they have chosen the suppression of the people to retain power. NEVER in the history of the United States have we EVER seen armed fences to protect the politicians. These people will NOT simply hand back power. This in Chess is “check” which now compels the next move before it becomes checkmate unfortunately in so many countries with the USA being the least ready just yet. But this is the reality in many other countries now as we move into October.

Another Coded Transmission From The Rebel Alliance – Intellectual Froglegs, Patriots Awaken


Posted on the conservative tree house on September 18, 2021 | Sundance | 59 Comments

The rebellious insurgent, known as Joe Dan Gorman, has surfaced long enough to transmit another broadcast in a coded frequency only receivable by patriots with a funny-bone.  This natural filtration process ensures communists and leftists are incapable of receiving it.  The message comes from deep in the bunker of the underground network.

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