The Rising Trend of Civil Unrest


 

QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong; You said that this civil unrest will continue to escalate and that the left is attempting to just suspend government until 2020. It does seem that every possible issue is always turned into an anti-Trump issue from vocal threats against North Korea that seems to have worked and protests against any company trying to work with the White House because they claim Trump is now a White Supremacist.  It seems to me that there have been a lot more leftist protests than alt-right. I think Charlottesville was the first. It is very strange how the left burn cities but that’s ok and it is not attributed to Democrats. Is this the root cause of the escalation in civil unrest ahead?

Thank you for really offering a fair vie of things.

SE

ANSWER: Correct. The list of leftists protests far outnumber anything of the alt-right has dome so far. This is why the violence will continue and escalate into some very bloody events going into 2020. Here are the list of the leftist protests:

  • 2009 – Oakland, Akron, Pittsburgh
  • 2010 – Santa Cruz, Oakland, Los Angeles,
  • 2011 – Oakland
  • 2012 – Chicago, Anaheim
  • 2013 – Brooklyn
  • 2014 – Ferguson, New York City
  • 2015 – Baltimore
  • 2016 – Anaheim, Chicago, St Paul, Milwaukee, Charlotte, Standing Rock, Oakland, Portland
  • 2017 – Washington DC, Berkeley, Anaheim, Berkeley (again), Berkeley (again), Olympia, Portland, New York City, Boston, Hot Springs, Ark., Portland, Houston, Memphis, New Orleans

You can see that there has been a stark increase with the Trump election.

The Violent Left Toppling Monument to Christopher Columbus as a Racist?


The extreme violent left is expanding their desire to overthrow essentially everything and are now attacking a monument in Baltimore to Christopher Columbus, which was believed to be the first one erected to the Italian explorer in America. Italians were discriminated against and seen as all criminals connected to the Mafia. This monument was a milestone for Italians. So what is next? The extreme left will attack Italians celebrating Columbus Day? The same white supremacists of the 18th century did not consider Italians “white” nor Greeks or Spanish.

The tape begins saying:

“Christopher Columbus symbolizes the initial invasion of European Capitalism into the Western Hemisphere. Columbus initiated a centuries old wave of terrorism murder genocide rape slavery economic degradation and capitalist exploitation of labor in America. That Colombian wave of destruction continues on the back of indigenous African American and brown people…”

They do not dare say that Columbus initiated the slave trade. Did Columbus’ men take their women etc, yes, that also seems to have been historically standard during those days. There was a whole argument that the indigenous people of the America’s could NOT be made salves because the right to sell people into slavery was limited historically to the loser in a war. The Catholic Church blocked turning the American Indians who were neither white, yellow (Asian) nor black but the fourth race known as red. There were no such thing as  indigenous black people in America. The blacks were being sold by blacks to the Dutch on the pretense that they were the spoils of war and that made the slave trade acceptable from a historical precedent. Thus, the blacks from Africa could be sold as slaves but not the of the indigenous people Americas.

If this new Marxist uprising from the left calling everything racist and capitalists, then to correct history black should return to Africa, Italians to etc. and the USA should be turned back to the American Indians who were the ONLY  indigenous people.

The left now calls Christopher Columbus a “genocidal terrorist.” This is the same as the Taliban who were blowing up ancient statutes claiming they were false gods. The Christians also destroyed ancient statues beheading most and here they even carved a cross into the forehead of Germanicus, which was probably from the Temple of the Julio-Claudian Family expanded by Augustus but originally established for Julius Caesar by Cleopatra.

Here too we see the famous black bust of Julius Caesar commissioned by Cleopatra was also vandalized by the Christians. This attack upon historical monuments has typically bee carried out always by extremists who would justify killing anyone with the same rhetoric.

The monument, which features a two-story-tall obelisk atop a base, was still standing on Monday morning, but there was a gaping hole in the front and chunks of stone were scattered in the grass. The signs seen in the video were lying on the ground.

Confederate statues have been removed overnight in many places. In Annapolis, state officials followed suit and removed a statue of the Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, who authored the 1857 Dred Scott decision that upheld slavery. The statues of the Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, the Confederate Women’s monument, the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument were all targeted. Here, Columbus had nothing to do with the Civil War. The lettering on the front of the monument — “Sacred to the memory of Chris. Columbus, Octob. XII, MDCCVIIIC” — was rendered unreadable. In Boston, a Columbus statue was painted red and a protest was held at a statue in Detroit.

In London, shall we also begin tearing down monuments because today’s political correctness differs from what was consider politically correct during the 16th to 19th centuries? The Guardian writes about the English monuments to William Wilberforce and Admiral Horatio Nelson. It was Nelson who defended slavery on the historical precedent. So should his statue be torn down today? Some are now demanding that Trafalgar Square be altered and Nelson’s statue and column be removed.

The political correctness within society changes with time. It was not until August 18, 1920, when the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted American women the right to vote—a right known as woman suffrage. Andrew Jackson was a slave owner and he started the Democratic Party to defend slavery. So the Democratic Party should be terminated and Jackson’s portrait should be removed from the $20 bill?

hamilton-playHow about Alexander Hamilton, he was probably a slave owner and he was definite involved in transacting deals for the purchase, sale, and transfer of slaves is documented. The  play Hamilton should be shut down and the minorities who lectured the Vice President when he attended should reflect on themselves. So anyone who goes to see that play are supporting racism?

Thomas Jefferson had black slaves and after his wife died he had six children with a black slave “Sally” Hemings who was of mixed race owned by President Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson was the father of her six children, born after the death of his wife, Martha Jefferson. She traveled to Paris with him and he took very good care of her even hiring an English physician in Nov. 1787 for inoculating Sally against smallpox. He bought her the finest clothing. Sally also raised his daughters since his wife had six children, but only two daughters survived to adulthood, and only one past the age of 25. Weakened by childbirth, Martha Jefferson died several months after the birth of her last child, two decades before her husband became the third President of the United States.  Sally cared for Jefferson until he died. They were together for decades. There goes the Declaration of Independence and the $2 bill.

Next we have George Washing and obviously the $1 bill must go since when he was eleven years old, he inherited ten slaves; by the time of his death, 317 slaves lived at Mount Vernon, including 123 owned, 40 he leased from a neighbor, and an additional 153 “dower slaves” from marriage.

Ben Franklin himself was an indentured servant to his brother James. Benjamin Franklin was bound to be his brother’s apprentice and servant until the age of twenty-one.  In his autobiography, Franklin described his brother’s “harsh and tyrannical treatment” which was so harsh, he ran away. Franklin, was able to set up his own printing shop.  Franklin printed ads in his Pennsylvania Gazette about runaway slaves and the slaves “for sale” ads, but he also printed added for the anti-slavery position. Franklin did own household slaves in his middle-age around 1740’s. So you must be a racist to use $100 bills.

Nevertheless, it is important to take into account that slavery was a norm of the eighteenth century. So we condemn everyone in history for something that was seen at that time as the “norm” which differs from views today? Should we eradicate history of all those who supported or believed in slavery? What we see today as fair will one day be seen as uncivilized. Where do we draw the line between what is past and the present? Are we the new Taliban?

ISIS is also blowing up ancient history because they too believe these were all pagan symbols. They too are attempting to eradicate history.

The Constitution is Negative Not Positive So You Cannot Waive Any Rights


The greatest constitutional scam that the Judiciary and the Department of Justice have been doing for decades,  is they constantly rule against people claiming that they waived their rights under the Constitution. What judges have done is turned the Constitution on its head changing it from a restraint upon government to a positive right you can waive and thus the government has no restraint whatsoever. You might as well waive your right to life under the way courts accept waiving rights. This is completely ILLEGAL and you cannot possibly waive any right whatsoever for that is handing you the power to change the Constitution amounting to a constructive amendment for each and every case. That means the Constitution really no longer exists in the hands of judges for a defendant has the same power as James Madison and can change the constritution granting powers to the government that were expressly denied.

One of the most respected legal minds in the nation, Judge Posner, explained clearly that the Constitution “is a charter of negative rather than positive liberties. . . . The men who wrote the Bill of Rights were not concerned that Government might do too little for the people but that it might do too much to them. The Fourteenth Amendment, adopted in 1868 at the height of laissez-faire thinking, sought to protect Americans from oppression by state government, not to secure them basic governmental services.” Jackson v. City of Joliet, 715 F.2d 1200, 1203 (7th Cir.), cert. denied, 465 U.S. 1049 (1983).  Thus the city had no constitutional duty to help the accident victims, and thus its failure to act deprived them of neither liberty nor life. /Id. at 12061

The Supreme Court has continually rejected that the Constitution is Positive and thus creates rights that the government must provide; see i.e. Harris v. McRae, 448 US 297 (1980); United States v. Butler, 297 U.S. 1, 62-70 (1936) et al. Since the Constitution is NEGATIVE and not POSITIVE, then it is impossible to waive any right whatsoever for that amounts to constructively amending the Constitution.

If the Constitution can be amended differently by waivers for every individual case, then there can be no rule of law whatsoever and all negative restraints upon the government are lifted if they can threaten citizens to surrender all rights. If the Constitution is positive, then they must pay for any right you came from medical care to abortions.

You cannot have it both ways. If the Constitution is NEGATIVE, then you cannot waive any right whatsoever and the police, prosecutors, and judges, are in fact restrained to the law and cannot escape it by claiming you waived it so now they have dictatorial or authoritarian powers.

The Dow To Be or Not to Be


The Dow has bounced slightly as to be expected, but we are now in a consolidation pattern for the balance of the month. Just pay attention to the Global Market Watch for it has been doing an excellent job at calling the turning points so far.

DJIND GMW 8-22-2017

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Will the Eclipse of 2017 Be the Omen of What Our Model is Forecasting?


The interesting question that will emerge is will this eclipse of 2017 over the United States be what everyone calls and omen in the months ahead? I find it terribly interesting that this shows up at this time when our model is forecasting the beginning of a serious Monetary Crisis ahead. I do not see any real physical influence to cause such an event based upon an eclipse. It merely appears that the eclipse cycle aligns with major events rather than being the cause of action. Nevertheless, what we face was forecast in 1985 and the closer we get the more chaotic the world seems to be.

European Banks – The Next Crisis – The Unseen Cause in Plain View


The clouds have not lifted from the heart of the financial center within the European Union on the continent. The origin of the next crisis is unseen yet in plain view if your care to look. Ten years since the financial crisis of 2007-2009, the core fundamental problems in the banking sector have not yet been resolved and still fester beneath the surface. Indeed, following the collapse of the investment bank Lehman Brothers, a financial tidal wave swept the world. The collapse of the mortgage backed securities market in the States, set off a contagion where the crisis spread at a rapid pace around the world. European banks tried to compete with New York adopting similar carefree lending. In the end, the Draconian measures from Brussels and constantly adding regulation to all levels of business mixed with tax increases, prevented the economy itself from truly recovering only further preventing a bank recovery.

The Federal Reserve had pumped in $250 billion into its big banks and Hank Paulson, I believe, allowed Lehman and Bear Sterns to collapse to reduce competition for Goldman Sachs eliminating two of the five investment banks. The entire affair was set in motion by the Clinton repeal of Glass-Stegall at the recommendation of the father of negative interest rates, Larry Summers.

In Germany, the second-largest bank, WestLB, and Hypo Real Estate (HRE), which had been the largest real estate finance provider, vanished from the financial landscape as did Lehman and Bear Sterns. “HRE and WestLB were the most difficult cases,” remembers Christopher Pleister, the head of the A bailout fund was created in Germany that ran between 2009 to 2014. The fund involved nearly a dozen banks putting in more than €200 billion of equity, guarantees and protective shields.

They are still “too big to fail” and “too big to jail” so nothing has changed on that score. For until the money pots are full again for a bailout fund, the risks are there for the next crisis to be far worse this time. The interdependence between states and their banks has not changed. Government still need the banks to exist themselves. Consequently, national interests prevent the crisis mechanisms from truly policing the practices and the banks are actually disappearing from the market as regulation destroys liquidity in the financial markets. The back offices have growth to exceed the front office doing the business, raising costs dramatically. When the next financial crisis comes, there is a serious question as to can the system hold again?

While every financial crisis typically emerged from an origin that is overlooked or not anticipated, the fundamentals causes are usually the same. There is no appreciable risk management that comprehend cycles and each crisis is typically set in motion by the solutions applied to solve the previous crisis. This is the true over-arching issue that is never considered because those applying the solution lack any comprehension of the dynamics of the economy as a whole.

The solution of negative interest rates has set in motion a coming crisis in pensions. As banks now anticipate that the ECB will finally reverse its policy and raise rates, they are dumping government bonds by the truck-load. Higher rates simply means a bond crash. Even the portfolio of the ECB will loss countless billions.

So while banks are “too big to fail” and “too big to jail”, government is not “too big to fail” since they depend upon people buying the debt which never ends, yet they may be “too big to jail” since they will never prosecute themselves, but they are not exempt from revolution be it non-violent or violent as history proves.

Time to change the channel


Last year the NFL lost millions of viewers because of the shameful behavior of Colin Kaepernick and the feckless response from the NFL. I was one of those viewers. Based on preseason games it appears there are others ready to take the place of the, up to now, unemployed  Kaepernick and his disrespect for our flag.

This powerful email was around last year and is equally relevant this year. The anti-American left is very effective when boycotting corporations and the advertisers that go against their leftist agenda. It’s past time freedom loving Americans do the same to the cowards, like the NFL, that do little to protect our constitution and the freedom it offers. Does Kaepernick have the right to shame himself and his employer on national television – of course he does. Does the NFL have the right to prevent their employee from doing so – of course they do. The NFL is dead to me – I have changed the channel.

Jeff

 

I don’t think this could have been said any better and it definitely is about time someone said it.  Hopefully, this will go out over EVERY computer in the U.S. and maybe, just maybe, these sports people will get the message of just how ridiculous they are to disrespect our flag, and how little what they do in sports compare to what our great military has done for this country. LS

NFL protesting the flag- POWERFUL!!

                                       

Ret. Marine Col. Jeffery Powers wrote to the NFL commissioners the following:

Commissioners, I’ve been a season pass holder at Yankee Stadium, Yale Bowl and the Giants Stadium. I missed the ’90-’91 season because I was with a battalion of Marines in Desert Storm. 14 of my wonderful Marines returned home with the American Flag draped across their lifeless bodies. My last conversation with one of them, Sgt. Garrett Mongrella was about how our Giants were going to the Super Bowl. He never got to see it.

Many friends, Marines, and Special Forces Soldiers who worked with or for me through the years returned home with the American Flag draped over their coffins.

Now I watch multi-millionaire athletes who never did anything in their lives but play a game, disrespect what brave Americans fought and died for. They are essentially spitting in the faces and on the graves of real men, men who have actually done something for this country besides playing with a ball and believing they’re something special! They’re not! My Marines and Soldiers were!

You are complicit in this! You’ll fine players for large and small infractions but you lack the moral courage and respect for our nation and the fallen to put an immediate stop to this. Yes, I know, it’s their 1st Amendment right to behave in such a despicable manner.

What would happen if they came out and disrespected you or the refs publicly?

I observed a player getting a personal foul for twerking in the end zone after scoring. I guess that’s much worse than disrespecting the flag and our National  Anthem. Hmmmmm, isn’t it his 1st Amendment right to express himself like an idiot in the end zone?

Why is taunting not allowed yet taunting America is OK? You fine players for wearing 9-11 commemorative shoes yet you allow scum on the sidelines to sit, kneel or pump their pathetic fist in the air. They are so deprived with their multi-million dollar contracts for playing a freaking game!

You condone it all by your refusal to act. You’re just as bad and disgusting as they are. I hope Americans boycott any sponsor who supports that rabble you call the NFL. I hope they turn off the TV when any team that allowed this disrespect to occur, without consequence, on the sidelines. I applaud those who have not.

Legends and heroes do NOT wear shoulder pads. They wear body armor and carry rifles. 

They make minimum wage and spend months and years away from their families. 

They don’t do it for an hour on Sunday. They do it 24/7 often with lead, not footballs, coming in their direction. They watch their brothers carted off in pieces not on a gurney to get their knee iced. They don’t even have ice! Many don’t have legs or arms.

Some wear blue and risk their lives daily on the streets of America. They wear fire helmets and go upstairs into the fire rather than down to safety. On 9-11, hundreds vanished. They are the heroes.

I hope that your high paid protesting pretty boys and you look in that mirror when you shave tomorrow and see what you really are, legends in your own minds. You need to hit the road and take those worms with you!

Time to change the channel.

Powers originally sent his letter to former Florida congressman Allen West. West then posted the letter on his news website.

As of last week, at least 18 NFL player had protested the anthem by either kneeling during the anthem or raising their fists, according to USA Today Sports.

Rogoff Tell Central Banks More Negative Interest Rates Will Be Needed


Kenneth Rogoff,  the Professor of Economics at Harvard University, is stuck in a time warp where he cannot think out of the box even once. He is telling the central banks that the next recession they will have to resort to negative interest rates and they should prepare now. Despite the fact that negative rates have failed to work in Europe or Japan, seems to be nothing to really consider. So what after almost 10 years of failed policies at the European Central Bank, it will eventually work maybe in 12 or 13 years. It just requires patience.

This is the problem with academics. They don’t get the calls for help. These policies have created a Pension Crisis on the horizon and wiped out so many states. Keynes himself argued that there were times to lower taxes to stimulate. That is just never considered even once.

Tucker Carlson Interviews Former Google Engineer James Damore


Published on Aug 14, 2017

James Damore, the Google engineer who was fired for expressing his personal views is interviewed by Tucker Carlson on Fox News. Buy your own Goolag shirt here: http://amzn.to/2wL4MHi

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The Plague of One-Dimensional Analysis


Blood-Moon-NASA

The Blood Moon is a term that has been sometimes used to refer to four total lunar eclipses that happen in the space of two years. This is a phenomenon astronomers call a lunar tetrad. The eclipses in a tetrad occur six months apart with at least six Full Moons between them. Just saw one last night that was close and is preparing to the total lunar eclipse that will take place on August 21st, 2017. This event lined up with the Economic Confidence Model which was very interesting (2015.75).

However, all the reports of impending doom due to the Blood Moon prophecy that the world would end back in 2015 were clearly exaggerated, especially since 8 tetrads since 1 AD have coincided with Jewish holidays without the world going coming to an end.

Now the 21st, we have a total eclipse over the United States. The world will not come to an end. Yet this type of analysis is always the same – one-dimensional. They always seek to tie some effect to a single cause. This is in all fields even medicine as well as economics. This is just a human tragedy why too many people try to be analysts and just make a mess of the whole thing