Marty is OK

Armstrong Economics Blog Posted Oct 4, 2020 by Martin Armstrong

COMMENT:  Mr. Armstrong,
I missed your writings this weekend 😊. I hope all is well with you. I am saying this because you have posted only videos and the last time this occurred, you were held hostage  in the hospital for corona virus testing. Thus, I trust that this is not the case this time and both your health and mood – yes ,your mood 😉 – are sound at this time. We are at a moment where we are all trying to keep a sound mind. It is becoming too much! Every time I read the news it is depressing and I guess we all feel the same. There is this vibe of despair and restlessness in the air that is very overpowering. We all need a respite from all this madness and subjugation over our lives; it is pure chaos and never ending really. I hope you find a way in your everyday to mitigate the anxiety you might have, if any. If I may say, you have picturesque surroundings to wake up to everyday, such as a beautiful, calming sea that can bring serenity just by looking at it and can also provide a tranquil walk by the water. These are simple things that nature provides us with to connect to her and alleviate our well-being.
As always Mr. Armstrong, I wish you good health and many blessings to you and your loved ones.

REPLY: No, I am OK. Just finished writing a special report on Gold & Silver. Sent it off for editing. Today, I am working on the next on about Climate Change, Pole Flips, and 2032. I have so much to get done. I have been working every day for at least 15 hours.

I ended up getting a French Bulldog I suppose because traveling has become impossible. I also take walks on the beach to remind me how spectacular nature really is. Of course, these people would blame that on something humans did. They just do not believe in nature or God.Categories:Economics

Never Give Up


Ruth Bader Ginsberg Has Died

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to sit on the Supreme Court, died Friday of cancer after more than a quarter-century on the court at the age of 87. I must say, that our  Nation has lost indeed an honest jurist of historic importance. I agreed with much of her decisions and her heart was in the right place. I do owe my life to her for she stood against the abuse of the New York bankers who own the New York Federal Court in Manhattan. She argued to accept my case in the Supreme Court and the government could not justify how they could keep someone in civil contempt, denied lawyers, trial, or any Due Process rights whatsoever indefinitely when the statute that governs civil contempt, 28 USA 1826, restricts such imprisonment to 18 months maximum. The records show they were rolling the contempt every 18 months to pretend it was legal when Congress limited it to one time. When the Supreme Court ordered the government to respond, they suddenly released me and went back to the Supreme Court and said I was released so the case was “moot” and need not be heard.

I disagree with CONSERVATIVE judges who are rubber stamps for the government and ignore the rights of individuals because the government must always be correct. This is why fair trials are a thing of the past. The conviction rates in America have exceeded the most notorious court of Adolf Hitler who had a 90% conviction rate reaching 98-99% conviction rates with 1-2% dead – i.e. Jeffrey Epstein. They tried to kill me. I was in a coma for nearly a week. But to their dismay, I survived. Sometimes you just must stand for what you believe even in the face of death.

I believe in Strict Construction. If it is not in the Constitution, judges have no right to create law. Immunity for police and prosecutors is not in the Constitution and in fact it was listed among the grievances in the Declaration of Independence as practiced by the English King. All the abuse of police and prosecutors is because the court created immunity out of thin air. That is just one example.

I will always have respect for Justice Ginsberg. I believe the way law is interpreted also needs serious revision. I highly recommend the movie on her which revealed her character – On the Basis of SexI respect that she stood for what she believed against all odds. It is far better to die with dignity, then to die cowering in a corner clinging to your last breath.

On Constitution Day, “We the People” Must Keep Fighting for a More Perfect Union!

Fight for the U.S. Constitution and remember Constitution Day

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Re-Posted from the Canada Free Press By  —— Bio and ArchivesSeptember 17, 2020

On Constitution Day, We the People Must Keep Fighting for a More Perfect Union!

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Today is Constitution Day, also known as Citizenship Day. Yet, those good citizens who diligently obey the law and seek for an orderly and civil society are the ones who seem to be lost in the polarization and extreme divisiveness of the two major political parties. The flagrant violation of the rule of law is seen in the rise of anarchism on America’s city streets. What might be the stimulus behind that increase of young people marching or committing acts of violence against innocent civilians? Could it be an election year, and one intent of one Party is to bully and scare people to act against the goodness of their consciences—Or to do nothing in the face of danger.

By the time of Constitution Day in 2020, citizens have witnessed in awe, the violation of the Constitution on a regular basis as Democrat leaders in cities and the Democrat state governors have violated the First Amendment rights of the citizens in their regions via the COVID-based lockdown orders. In hindsight, the draconian lockdowns may have helped limit the spread of the China virus initially, but scientific evidence revealed the virus is not as deadly as first feared. The false data collected by hospitals and medical authorities that led to false reporting of the death rate due to the China virus is appalling and has generated inaccurate public perceptions of danger.

By Constitution Day in 2020, citizens have witnessed the violation of the Constitution, as “protestors” and violent rioters rampaged through various Democrat-run cities (without any masks), yet the intolerance of religious gatherings became evident as with Pastor John MacArthur’s church in Southern California. Additionally, intolerance was on clear display recently in Seattle, Washington as a worship gathering was denied entrance to assemble peacefully in a public park.
Who pays the taxes to provide the upkeep of the park? It is those good citizens who diligently obey the law and yearn for an orderly and civil society?  Who pays the taxes to provide the salaries of the city officials who denied the people to peaceably assemble in the park they pay the taxes to care for the park?

By Constitution Day in 2020, citizens have witnessed the violation of the Constitution as violent rioters rampaged through Democrat-run cities destroying private property without serious enforcement of the law. Taxpayers have every right to trust that public servants, whom they employ in their cities and states, would enforce the laws and maintain order and a civil society. Yet, such expectations can no longer be taken for granted under the Democrat leadership who pursue a different political agenda than genuine allegiance to the Constitution of the United States. Socialism is antithetical to the U.S. Constitution, and to the documents of the founding of this nation—especially the Declaration of Independence, which asserts the very basis of our God-given rights.

If intelligent people stand back to look in a more objective way at what the “Democratic” Party has morphed into, they would be forced to admit that this political party represents the interests of only their Party above the interests of the general public. What was that phrase in the Preamble?—To promote the general Welfare?  To Democrats it translates into putting as many people on welfare as possible to ensure their dependence upon the government, which is the government using the money of the taxpayers to help the people who prefer to be dependent upon “the government,” which is actually “We the People,” those good citizens who diligently obey the law and strive for an orderly and civil society.

If intelligent people take a serious look at the current “Democratic” Party, they will see a political party that has morphed into a full socialist political party, which means that each and every aspect of the Preamble to the U.S. The Constitution is contorted into what such a Party has determined it to mean only from their political perspective. It is of no wonder that there are men who prefer to “identify” as women, and then expect those of the nation who are sane to accept their subjective reality. The Party is filled with these type of people. But, when applied to the Law of the Land, the Constitution is relative as well, just as the general welfare has been jammed into a very narrow set of parameters.

The efforts to insure domestic Tranquility, or to provide for the common defence, are also efforts that have been re-defined per the narrow definitions that Democrats have fabricated. Can the mayors of cities like Seattle, Portland, Chicago, or Washington, D.C. maintained “domestic tranquility” by permitting violent and destructive rioting in their cities, and with some individuals calling such reality a myth. The common defense has a direct bearing on protecting the citizens under their jurisdictions—all their citizens. From 2016, when Donald Trump’s supporters rallied for his candidacy, common defense only referred to the police protection or non-interference with the rioters who were trying to harm the non-Democrats. Truly this is a flagrant violation of the spirit of the Preamble.

It is evident that the key phrase the Democrats focus on is the point to establish Justice. But, for the Democrats, it is a question of Justice for whom? Time and again the justice they are advocating to provide is not for the entire community of people—Democrats in recent decades are much more focused on only justice for specific groups that will offer their allegiance to the Democrat leadership. The social justice warrior phenomenon has grown amongst the millennials, yet their intolerance of individuals who do not share their political ideology of socialism speaks volumes regarding the sheer hypocrisy of such views and behavior. Socialist societies in order to ensure justice for the believers, will serve plenty of injustice to those “non-believers” of socialist thought.

There is little possibility that socialism can secure the Blessings of Liberty to anyone, as it is practiced in an “infant” form, or the monstrous form of totalitarian communism. Such is the sad reality of socialism because all these variants are really good at would be in propagating propaganda and spewing empty utopian promises. As human beings strain to be free, socialism has to resort to force to coerce people to accept the precepts of socialism, which can be any number of variations on a Marxist inspired theme. The irony with the Democrats, or Socialists, or Communists is that force, or coercion, is usually the only recourse to enforce people to follow the general or specific will of the Party.

The purpose behind the Constitution is expressed in the beginning of the Preamble: “in Order to form a more perfect Union…” Democrats, Socialists, or Communists will talk about a better form of government, yet freedom would not be ensured because the authority in a socialist system is concentrated in the “dictatorship of the proletariat,” and freedom is just another word to entice useful idiots to do what the Party wills. Not much critical thought is needed.

A good example can be seen in people who call themselves “freedom fighters” who have romanticized their “revolutions;” and yet, who create a centralized authoritarian political system over the dupes who have little clue as to what was happening to their countries. The pattern has been repeated over and over again in one country after another: China, North Korea, Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela to name current communist systems. The little freedom that exists is dependent upon whatever form the centralization of authority takes. But, where people had been free before, freedom had to be replaced by force. Unfortunately, where freedom is abused, force becomes necessary.

Socialism, Marxism, and Communism are the total inversion and subversion of a free society. They are all variants of political systems created through a false ideology that will never be compatible with America’s very existence based upon citizen’s God-given rights. The mere thought of such a thing is repulsive to atheistic systems based upon Marx’s ideology. Yet, without God-given rights, the Declaration is meaningless, and without the Declaration of Independence, there is no moral foundation for the U.S. Constitution. And, without the Constitution, there will be no U.S.A. And, without the U.S.A., there will no longer be a Free World. Those are a few good reasons for citizens to fight for the U.S. Constitution and remember Constitution Day.

We Wish You a Very Happy Labor Day!

Turn off the news and spend some time outdoors- good for the mind and good for the soul!

A special summer Montana moment- Mountain hideaway!

The GrrrTeam

National Prayer March With Franklin Graham – Washington DC, Saturday September 26th – Noon

Franklin Graham is organizing a national prayer march in Washington DC on Saturday September 26th.  The prayer march begins at the Lincoln Memorial at Noon and travels to the Capitol Building.


We All Act in Our Self-Interest

Dear Martin and Socrates,
I have been following you two for many years, often with a byrds eye view. What happens here on earth is in conformity with never failing cosmic laws. Things MUST happen even if we don’t like it. Dark,evil times must come wherefrom good prosperous times can emerge and thus push evolution forward – only to be followed by darker times and then even better and more prosperous times than before that, and so it goes on and on in never ending, never failing cycles. Understanding this can make us live WITH inescapable, inevitable changes we must face, not AGAINST them.
Socrates is telling us what has happened and he tells us what will happen so we can act accordingly, even giving precise dates. Never a harsh word, never favoring anyone, never keeping secrets to himself he just informs us. He’s there for everybody: traders, dealers, bankers, real estaters, climatists, farmers, governments, ordinary folks for whatever reason.
He is a guiding beacon. His motives are only for the best of mankind. He speaks nothing but the truth. This is very thoughtful and kind. Isn’t this the most humane one can do?
Of course Socrates is nothing without his maker. What has been said above is about Martin Armstrong. He is the beacon. He is the one who is thoughtful and kind. He must care immensly for next door neighbor and humankind. (Isn’t this the greatest of all commands?)
A very humane human indeed!
Thank you, guys!

REPLY: Thank you very much for your comment. Keep in mind that we all act out of our own self-interest. We are all in this together. Many people see this as evil. But by acting in our own self-interest, we make the entire system work.

The famous speech that “Greed is Good” delivered by Michael Douglas in “Wall Street” has a lot of truth to it, for it is not just greed with respect to money. Greed to make money is also the mother of all invention. Communism failed because it removed all creation from the individual and centralized that in government, which is removed from the people. Watch the movie “Mr. Jones.” Stalin’s communism failed. They went from a productive society to collapse. To hide that truth, he stole the food from Ukraine and killed more than 7 million people. Stalin’s self-interest was to cover-up the failure of Communism. Countless people died to pretend communism worked.

My personal self-interest is the desire to live in peace and to have a nice future for my family. What I do, I am compelled to do. It is not for money, or I would be selling advertising on the sites or go back to funds management. I have been fortunate enough not to need the money, and that has given me the freedom to explore what I envisioned. This is what governments cannot do despite believing they are all-powerful. They cannot use imagination to create something new since they have no actual mind.

Consequently, we are always confronted by the left, which insists upon controlling everything. In the process, they destroy the best of humanity — our imagination and creativity. They pursue unrealistic goals that always denigrate human individuality. This is why I do not see how a one-world government is even feasible because no matter what body of people you bring together, there is always a division who sees the glass half-full or half-empty. This is what drives the left mad. They demand conformity.

What motivates me, I would say, boils down to two aspects. First, my desire for freedom and to be left alone. Second, I have witnessed the markets do not move on actual fundamental news as much as they move on perception and anticipation. It was the lack of news that led to the 1987 Crash when nobody could understand what was happening and wild rumors emerged that Europe was invaded by Russia to rumors that the president was shot with a bullet dipped in poison. It was simply capital flows, and people feared the dollar would fall another 40%.


I have always been interested in Artificial Intelligence and have witnessed countless times how governments make decisions without researching if those actions have been successful in the past. I wanted to create Socrates to offer us guidance that was totally unbiased and would provide a road map for the future. Perhaps if we listened to such a system, we would not be creating madness and chaos, which will only lead to the inevitable crash. We cannot alter the cycles, but I believe we can help smooth out the extreme moves and seek a new age of better management for all. This is in my self-interest, for my family and their future, long after I am gone.

Part Six of “X”, Supporting the “1776 Unites Campaign”…

As we enter the crucial 2020 campaign stretch, CTH will endeavor to draw attention to groups and liberty inspired resources who are assembled to make a difference.  Today we introduce the “1776 Unites” campaign.  [Main Page Link]

“1776” is an assembly of independent voices who uphold our country’s authentic founding virtues and values and challenge those who assert America is forever defined by its past failures, such as slavery. We seek to offer alternative perspectives that celebrate the progress America has made on delivering its promise of equality and opportunity and highlight the resilience of its people. Our focus is on solving problems.

We do this in the spirit of 1776, the date of America’s true founding.”

~Robert L Woodson Sr.

Liberty is Inherent – The Removal of Liberty Requires Consent…

..”If the public are bound to yield obedience to laws to which they cannot give their approbation, they are slaves to those who make such laws and enforce them.”..  ~Sam Adams

The power of government comes from the people; or as we say in the U.S. “from the consent of the governed.” When people lead, the politicians are forced to follow. Without implied consent the municipal or state government has no power. None.

The power of the local, regional or state authority comes from the expressed consent of the people. As soon as the majority of people deny that consent, those officials and state authoritarians lose all of their power.  Yes, it really is that simple.

Those who construct the systems of control need to weaponize fear. Fear of arrest; fear of losing a business; fear of losing liberty or financial security. Local, regional and state officials rely on fear. As soon as We The People are no longer fearful, the control ends.

The overwhelming majority of dictates around COVID-19 mitigation are not laws. There was no debate; no input from representative government; and no option for the public to weigh-in on the decisions.

All unilateral rules are arbitrary, and despite many proclamations to the contrary, they rely upon voluntary compliance. As soon as citizens no longer voluntarily comply, the term of the rules has expired.  Liberty is inherent. The removal of liberty requires consent.

REMINDER – When I share the message “live your best life”, it is not without purpose. Every moment that we allow the COVID and leftist onslaught to deter us from living our dreams, is a moment those who oppose our nation view as us taking a knee.

Do not allow this effort to succeed.

You might ask yourself how can I, one person, a flea looking into a furnace, retain an optimistic disposition while all around me seems chaotic and mad.

That’s the point; it ‘seems’ chaotic and mad because it has been created to appear that way. There are more of us than them; they just control the systems that allow us to connect, share messages, and recognize the scale of our assembly.


Every second that you live your life with thankfulness for the abundance within it; every moment that we CHOOSE to engage with fellowship; every day that we accept guidance from God – however you define him to be; and every moment we cherish this time to be a beacon of optimism; is a moment that we withstand that barrage and hold the flag in place. It is a genuinely patriotic position not to succumb to the attack.

If you allow yourself to be drawn into crisis and despair, you allow them to win. If your center of normal is based around this overwhelming onslaught, you will eventually concede liberty in favor of peace. Once we stop living in liberty, we no longer have peace.

It took me a while to fully understand just how damaging empty streets, soulless eyes, the lack of smiles, shuttered businesses, and the absence of joy would become. But as I travel around trying to deliver a very specific message to a very specific audience, I recognize just how much damage is being done; not just to our nation as a whole, but also to every individual within it – personally.

We must shake this mindset. We must withstand this onslaught and rally to the origin of our true national spirit. We must rally to a standard of Americanism and accept this is not that. In essence, we must individually take a stand. Purposefully, deliberately and with forethought, we must engage those around us to get rid of this sense of foreboding.

This approach is how we win the larger battle.

All around us, in every tribe and region, there are people who need you to show them the strength that you have. Strength of spirit. Strength of fellowship that you will not relent from expressing. No matter what noise is shouting from the loudspeakers, we must withstand it; we must make eye contact and remain joyful. We cannot allow despair to be the status quo.

Our nation needs more people like you, right now. Don’t wait… engage life, get optimistic, however you need to do it. Then, let that part of you shine right now… This is how we fight. Hold up that flag; give the starter smile… rally to the standard you create and spread fellowship again. God knows we need it.

Lift your spirits.  I cannot tell you how much of a difference it makes right now; not only to this internet community, but to our nation as a whole.   Choose to be optimistic. Live your best life, RIGHT NOW, there are people working furiously and with great purpose. Remember, this is the only life we have – so seize this day, and then the next, and then keep going.

We live in the greatest nation on the face of the earth. We are the people of that nation, with boundless opportunities most of the world can only dream of.  Our opposition has nothing but false witness, fear and lies.  Push on them, they are weak and shallow.

We are Americans…. Those who are working against our interests thrive in an atmosphere of despair and disenfranchisement – do not give it to them.  Carry an optimistic spirit, regardless of how challenging. I cannot explain it, but that makes success more certain.

Do not fuel our opposition with the power of fear.  Be strong right now; be happy right now; demand action, you are worth it. Do not give evil elements an inch of space within your heart.   Expect and demand accountability.  Do not worry about being perceived as an a**hole about it.

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Joshua 1:9

Quit listening to those who say “can’t” and “won’t”…

If some feel comfortable sitting in their socially distant box and bitching about all things that are not right, or might be not be right…. Or, if they prefer to allow themselves to be overcome with dark imaginings simply because what cannot be done is more comfortable than the effort to oversee what needs to be done…. well, that’s okay.

They can do that.

And when they are done doing that, they’ll still be in the same place.  However, you can choose to be positive and take action.

Rally your spirits to a standard of worthiness; because you are worth so much more. We are on the right side of history.  We are being guided. It is rather remarkable.

Again, thanks for your support.  Every prayer is felt, and I really believe those prayers are making a difference.  I’m seriously humbled.  Prayerfully so…  But remember, failure has never been in our national lexicon.  Life is good…. now, get to livin’ it.

Hopefully, I’ll see you soon…

“Walk Toward The Fire”…

Walk toward the fire. Don’t worry about what they call you. All those things are said against you because they want to stop you in your tracks. But if you keep going, you’re sending a message to people who are rooting for you, who are agreeing with you. The message is that they can do it, too.”

Andrew Breitbart