Armstrong Economics Blog/Australia & Oceania
Re-Posted Sep 17, 2020 by Martin Armstrong
This is why revolutions take place, and I have warned unless the police support the people, they are the face of government and they will all become targets. This is how revolutions have unfolded. There is no freedom left in Victoria, Australia. How will Andrews win an election in the future? The risk is that there will be no election, and under the pretense of civil unrest, elections will be suspended. Unfortunately, the next Victorian state election is scheduled to be held on November 26, 2022. If that does not take place, then the revolution becomes the only alternative. This is how NOT to run a government.
Generally, at the federal level, an election can be called as early as August 7, 2021, and as late as May 21, 2022. However, the House of Representatives can go as late as September 3, 2022. We should expect political turmoil in 2022. With respect to Victoria, it is highly debatable whether Andrews can make it to 2022 without blood in the streets.
Armstrong Economics Blog/Disease
Re-Posted Sep 17, 2020 by Martin Armstrong
QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong, what is your comment on Dr. Yan and her assertion that this virus was created in the Wuhan Lab. She fled Hong Kong to the United States in April and says she will never be allowed home. What is your take on this story?
Thank you. I think you are the only one to trust these days.
ANSWER: I have stated from the beginning that this pandemic did not fit with our models as being natural. I have reported that Fauci was the one experimenting with this type of virus and was told to stop. He then sent this off to Wuhan. Every source I have looked at confirms it was made in a lab but was not a bioweapon because of the very low death rate. However, based on the evidence of those who suddenly sold stock and bond positions in December & January, and inside sources who stated a “virus” was coming, I do not believe that China deliberately leaked this virus.
I BELIEVE that if a real investigation were possible, you would uncover that the source of this leak goes back to this consortium pushing the Great Reset with plans to restructure the entire world economy. They are making the very same mistakes as Marx — they ignore human nature and are trying to manipulate us by converting society into sheep.
If Socialists and Communists want to play the “reparations game,” they need to recall all that the world could hold them accountable for in history
Democrat Party leaders who are proud of their heritage, need to seriously take responsibility for the crimes of their ancestors, which amazingly seems to be what they are calling for as their Party is demanding reparations be paid for the price of slavery – especially that which is “systemic racism.” The free-for-all in the herd of the twenty-odd Democrat “leaders” were clamoring for public attention last year in their “race” to get their Party’s nomination to run for POTUS, were all demanding that reparations be paid to descendants of slaves. What a way to pander to the Blacks for their votes.
Democrat Party has violence in its political DNA, and the Ku Klux Klan was just a formal terror arm of the defeated Confederacy
This has persisted despite the lack of logic or the nightmarish logistics of such an insane effort. Yet, it could drum up a few votes from those low information voters that still do not know that the major resistance to ending slavery was from the “Democratic” Party that had an entire region of the nation under the domain of slavery – even after most northern states abolished slavery. In fact, the deaths of many white soldiers who fought in the Civil War that slavery would end is on the heads of the Southern Democrats who changed their name to the Confederate States of America, So, if these calls for reparations are real, which it appears they are nothing more than a political tool, the real reparations should also include payment for the lives of those soldiers of the Army of the Republic who died fighting to defend the Constitution and to expand freedom to the Blacks held in slavery by the Democrats of the Deep South.
As long as the Democrat leadership is coming around to accepting financial responsibility for slavery, there are a few other reparations that should be tallied up for the Democrats to be held accountable for as well the “peculiar institution of slavery” as Democrat Alexander Stephens of Georgia referred to it. Stephens was the former Vice President of the Confederate States of the Union, and a serious proponent of institutionalized, systemic racism. The Democrat Party has violence in its political DNA, and the Ku Klux Klan was just a formal terror arm of the defeated Confederacy. Long before the Klan, Southern Democrats were “arranging” for Yankee abolitionists to be threatened, roughed up, or even murdered for their printed opinions against the slave system of the Democrat-run South.
The Democrats used labor union thugs to perpetrate violence in a similar way to accomplish specific tasks to coerce or intimidate citizens and bend their will to the will of the Democrat-backed unions. It was a symbiotic relationship as hardworking employees of large companies were coerced to pay the union dues, and for the most part, those union dues, went to support (read buy) Democrat officials or higher level candidates. Political “favors” were the rule rather than the exception. A classic example is the real origin of Labor Day as a federal holiday. It was born of severe violence from the American Railway Union strike. It was the inception of the marriage of Big Labor to Democrat politics. Is it not right that the Democrats assume the responsibility for all the violence and the serious destruction of property that union strikers and rioters have caused since 1893?
Violence being carried out by the anarchists, Antifa terrorists, and BLM Blackshirts
In the same vein, the violence being carried out by the anarchists, Antifa terrorists, and BLM Blackshirts in the major cities run by Democrat mayors or Democrat-run city councils should incur a great deal more accountability than the taxpayers having to pay for the damages. The leadership in those cities show culpability, and even outright support of the violence. Those leaders who have had an obvious causal relationship to such blatant violence should be sued and citizens should not only seek monetary damages, but in more flagrant instances, some mayors or city council members need to be prosecuted for aiding and abetting criminals committing crimes against the public. Voting such elected officials out of office will not curtail such a cycle of systemic disregard for regular citizens. It is such systemic lawlessness that absolutely needs to be stopped now.
Additionally, the damages to the stores and businesses that were destroyed because the Democrat mayors or Democrat city council members held back their city’s police forces, or ordered the police to stand down and essentially be impotent in the face of mass lawlessness, violence and destruction in the inner city areas. Such Democrat “leaders” need to be held financially accountable. Truly, they should be sued just as medical doctors are sued for malpractice. These so-called community leaders have been masquerading as people who would uphold the law, specifically to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, as well as the constitutions of the states in which they preside. If it takes citizen groups to form to effectively support the efforts of law enforcement in their cities until order can be restored it may need to happen. “Leaders” who fail to uphold their oaths of office need to be arrested and held accountable for crimes against the citizens who pay their salaries.
In fact, withholding of the salaries of such irresponsible “leaders” should be a possibility or option available to citizens who have had enough. The contracts that city officials sign for their positions, as they are employees of the citizens who rightfully pay taxes, should include provisions for dereliction of their duties as public servants.Salaries could be withheld and even recourse could be made for reparations made by such Democrat officials who think they are being clever by letting mob violence deliver a political message to all observers. Such inaction and ineptness should no longer be viewed as acceptable by “We the People.” And, if Democrat leaders want to make reparations some political ploy, and if they want to have reparations for something as far back as the 1800s, then there should be no statute of limitations on the severe property damage, destruction of businesses, and even the deaths of innocent citizens caused by the indifference or “malpractice” of such elected officials.
People’s “Republic” of China should be held accountable for the dreaded COVID-19
Even more importantly, it is much more a tragedy of Democrat leaders of states as well as leaders in cities that allowed serious harm to come to the elderly and most at-risk people during the height of the COVID-19 influx. Governors like Andrew Cuomo of New York and Gavin Newsom of California need to be investigated and held accountable for negligence in committing senior citizens to senior centers where known communicable health hazards were rampant and where multiple deaths were common. Those governors who made such decisions to forcibly confine such seniors to facilities in which they would be more likely to die from COVID-19 should be sued for negligence just as any doctor could be sued for malpractice. Such actions are comparable to criminal activity as much as those who are charged with negligence for wrongful deaths. Individuals who claim to be “leaders” need to be sued, or even charged with criminal intent for such actions.
On the ultimate level, if Democrats, who are exercising their socialist ideologies in allowing harm to come to American citizens, agree to be held accountable for their actions (or inactions), then it should also follow that “Mother China” should be held accountable for all of the COVID-19 related deaths in the United States and throughout the world. If wrongful death suits or war reparations are legitimate ways to recover from intent or criminal negligence, then the People’s “Republic” of China should be held accountable for the dreaded COVID-19. If Socialists and Communists want to play the “reparations game,” they need to recall all that the world could hold them accountable for in history.
Armstrong Economics Blog/Socrates
Posted Sep 16, 2020 by Martin Armstrong
QUESTION: Marty; My cousin in Britain who works in the government said the governments are acting insane because of your model. They timed the Covid-19 pandemic to coincide with your turning point January 18, 2020, and then the lockdowns are because your model has been forecasting the rise in civil unrest and then the collapse of the monetary system. He said there is not a government that does not follow your models after Margaret Thatcher and your forecast for the collapse of Russia in 1998.
Do you ever consider not publishing when you have that much influence?
ANSWER: There are aspects and certain models I will not publish. I spent 7 years in contempt for refusing to turn over the source code to my models. The movie “The Forecaster” could NEVER have been made without insurance against slander and libel. The New York boys were after the model — the source code to be precise. They even put that in writing so I had to provide all the documentation for Llyods of London to insure the production of the film. If every allegation could not be proved, they would never have been able to make the film. The government was given the opportunity to be in the film and give their side. They refuse to ever cooperate with the producers. I was released ONLY because I got into the Supreme Court which ordered the government to explain how I could be held for 7 years on a statute that stated civil contempt maximum is 18 months – 28 USC 1826.
CNN even reported first that the money laundering involved stolen funds from the IMF loans. They quickly buried that truth to hide it from the public. The movie has been played around the world, but it was banned in America. Why? Only because it hit home. Curious how not even Fox News will report what took place in 2000. The USA, under the Clintons, interfered with the Russian elections of 2000 and that is how Putin came to power.
Why do you think everyone tried to avoid our forecasts and pretend Socrates does not even exist? They would not dare to report that we have created the only fully-functioning Artificial Intelligence computer in the world. They do not like what it forecasts because it exposes the truth.
Perhaps you are correct and everything they are trying to do is because of our model. It still changes nothing. At best, it merely will increase volatility. They are looking to cancel the currencies and move to digital currencies because the monetary system is collapsing. The ECB lowered rates to negative in 2014, and 6 years later, their experiment has failed. They are now trapped and cannot raise rates. There is no place to hide.
Government officials reach out all the time. Even Nigel Farage had the courage to speak at our World Economic Conference in Rome, stating bluntly because we were the “alternative to Davos,” which is now even more apparent as we are head-to-head against Klaus Schwab and his World Economic Forum in league with Gates.
This collapse would have taken place without me. I do not believe Gates follows our model. Perhaps others convinced him to use January 18, 2020, for his timing. However, if he really respected Socrates, he would see his own demise.
So your question is interesting. I do not believe I have that sort of influence or they would listen and NOT try to defeat the model. I have no desire to go through all of this craziness. As I have said, I wish Star Trek was real. I would be screaming right now — “Scotty! Beam me UP!”
Armstrong Economics Blog/Politics
Re-Posted Sep 16, 2020 by Martin Armstrong
A separatist movement has begun within Scotland. Now, the Orkney islands are following Shetland in demanding independence from Scotland itself. This is part of a widening global trend; as the government begins to crumble internally, separatist movements will begin. We will see this also appear in the United States after the elections. Some people want to separate from the USA, taking California, Oregon, and Washington if Trump wins. We should support that if they take Bill Gates with them, and perhaps then we can revoke any passport to allow travel to the USA.
Armstrong Economics Blog/Politics
Re-Posted Sep 15, 2020 by Martin Armstrong
See? Climate Change! Now shut up and pay your carbon tax sheep!
Jay Inslee ran for president with only one platform in mind—climate change. He flopped and dropped, but climate change has always been on the Illuminati’s agenda and their plannedemic hasn’t changed that. Those at the top of the pyramid still want us to transition to a new de-industrialized age in which the middle class are expected to give up fossil fuels, their cars, their air conditioning, their jobs as well as their human dignity, and become poor serfs dependent on a leviathan globalist and socialist government. Politicians such as Jay Inslee and Gavin Newsom are their point men out to make that transition happen.
Inslee and Newsom claim the millions of acres on fire in the west were caused by said climate change, without offering one particle of proof whatsoever. In fact, it’s most likely the fires were set by their allies, the BLM and Antifa radical socialists, who were only too happy to ‘burn it all down.’
The fires didn’t occur naturally due to lightning strikes. They were sparked by anarchist matches—the same anarchists who burned Democrat cities while the Democratic mayors and governors stood by silently—or even encouraged them.
All stops are now being pulled to defeat President Trump from winning a second term. The Democrat Socialists couldn’t get him out of office with their invented Russia collusion witch hunt. They couldn’t remove him by impeachment. So they trotted out a fake pandemic and blamed it on Trump. They will blame the fires on Trump. They certainly won’t blame themselves for their own forest mismanagement. They will accuse Trump of inaction and being a climate change ‘denier.’
The illuminati continue to push their Green New Deal, Agendas 21 and 30, as well as socialism, which will result in the conflagration of the middle class.
Collapse is What Happens When Marxism is Applied to World’s Greatest City
de Blasio Hates NYC
Massive exodus from NYC was avoidable, despite assaults from COVID and BLM. The cause is failed, malignant leadership from NYC’s Worst Mayor, Bill de Blasio. While Gov Cuomo begged the rich return to Gotham – de Blasio dislikes “billionaires” tweeting “There is a special narcissism to billionaires. They can’t see like the rest of us.”
“Kick rocks, billionaires,” said his spokesperson. But billionaires pay over 50% of local NYC income taxes from 1.7% of filers! De Blasio is a terrible scourge, like Typhoid Mary running the CDC. He must be removed, like an infected tooth, before NYC regains health.
Marxist Mayor: History
Bill de Blasio, born Warren Wilhelm Jr, changed his name to honor his mother after dad abandoned the family and later committed suicide. de Blasio is a Marxist who quotes Karl Marx and Che Guevara in speeches. de Blasio’s parents were both suspected secret communists. The Epic Times writes,
“The New York City mayor visited the Soviet Union in 1983 at the height of the Cold War, followed in 1988 by a trip to support the Marxist-Leninist Sandinista revolution in Nicaragua. De Blasio’s wife Chirlane McCray, is a founding member of the Marxist-Feminist Combahee River Collective. The couple honeymooned in romantic communist Cuba in 1994.”
Magazine Hamodia wrote:
De Blasio Beliefs Now
Discussing NYC’s collapsing economy, de Blasio stated, “my focus has not been business and the elites,” before quoting Karl Marx. He wishes he controlled how every plot of NYC land was used. So, de Blasio is still an Unrepentant Marxist. After bragging last year of 140,000 fewer arrests, by softening criminal laws and incarceration, crime skyrocketed, with shootings up 177%.
Time to Redistribute Wealth
On the Brian Lehrer Show, Aug 2020, de Blasio said, “Help me tax the wealthy. Help me redistribute wealth. I just feel like this is a lot of cocktail party comfort going on rather than people honestly dealing with this issue.”
Gutfeld on the New York City exodus and De Blasio’s response
Both de Blasio and Cuomo moved COVID patients into nursing homes, assuring thousands of needless deaths. Further, during riots, de Blasio told police not to arrest BLM members. Even Cuomo criticized de Blasio for failing to stop looting. Meanwhile, he is quarantining visitors 2 weeks by checkpoints. But when COVID dropped, de Blasio was blase’.
BLM “Most Important Issue Ever”
De Blasio lost interest in COVID or running NYC when George Floyd protests started. Now, de Blasio paints Queens BLM mural facing Trump Tower, without permit. De Blasio claims BLM “transcends any notion of politics,” so is more important than any other group as his wife and daughter are Black. He and his wife both believe NYC would be better without police. Overall, NYPD complain about a lack of leadership. Meanwhile, a movement gains ground to strip de Blasio of emergency powers.
If you hate capitalism, Mayor of NYC is probably the worst job you could find. Unless, of course if your entire goal was to destroy the world’s most vibrant and industrious city, turning a paradise for trade into another failed leftist hole.
Why Should Progressive Leaders be Trusted w/ Fires When Stoking BLM & Antifa Blazes?
Disasters Expose Incompetently Distracted Leaders
America is impoverished as Western fires explode from bad forestry and arson. Our COVID-19 “over-protection” destroys biz, while indulging rioters encourages destruction. We are free-falling due to fact-blind leftist leadership. US big cities are Democrat-only zones with uniformly bad policies leading to city decay and death. Think Detroit. Meanwhile, as WA, CA & OR burn, Gov Newsom blames a “Climate Damn Emergency” while fossilized Speaker Pelosi claims “Angry Mother Nature” belches fires and hurricanes. Ideological liberalism destroys America’s West Coast.
Voracious fires race across the West Coast, as shaken residents scatter while pondering if urban Antifa/BLM arsonists lit any current blazes? Anarchists now seek US destruction. Consider, 3 of Oregon’s 37 named fires, now converge: Beachie Creek ‘unknown cause’; Lionshead: lightning; Riverside “unknown human cause” are 500,000 acres. And Alameda Fire was arson. Does collapsing an economy via mass arson, COVID-19 over-restrictions, or cyclical urban burning delight Antifa? Of course! Portland Mayor Wheeler accused Antifa of trying to murder cops torching a precinct.
Pollyanna Leaders Deliver Tragedy
Self-worshiping liberal leaders in blue enclaves like Portland encourage “protests”, refusing arrests, prosecutions, outlawing tear gas as worst offenders return daily, living in city-paid homeless camps on welfare. How can Pollyanna leaders, like Gov Brown, and her “race and gender change” mantra, pivot to genuine disasters? Single-party, blind partisanship breeds incompetence. How do Wheeler and Brown claim care for wildfires when previously refusing intervention to stop urban arson?
Tucker: Anarchists are working to tear down America
Pelosi’s SF Implosion
Meanwhile, San Francisco falls further to pieces, as ossified resident Pelosi shrugs while SF is festooned with needles, feces and hobo camps. While Nancy ignored COVID restrictions, still half SF storefront biz are now dead. Pelosi doesn’t care, distracted by Russia, Impeachment and revenge closing “traitor” hairdresser’s salon. Trillions in American wealth evaporate via ruinous policy.
WA Gov Inslee, Seattle Mayor Durkan FAIL
Gov Inslee rewrites wildfires to “global fires.” Impressed? Snarling, radical gay Seattle Mayor Durkan, instead of opposing Antifa/BLM, gave rioters 6 blocks and a police precinct, predicting a “Summer of Love.” Not even teen Black murders closed CHAZ/CHOP while Durkan defended their’ “free speech.” Rioters at Durkan’s house changed her mind. Police refused local calls as Durkan meddled. Businesses were threatened, harrowed, floundered, relocated and closed. Now Durkan seeks WA Supreme Court to halt her recall: “…says none of her decisions were unreasonable.”
‘Illegal’: mayor says Trump cannot disband Seattle’s ‘autonomous zone’
COVID Needless Biz Destruction
Most biz owners in lock-down Democrat states suspect over-reaction is political. Especially after watching Pelosi walk mask-free into a SF hair salon. But remember, most small biz owners are either conservative or GOP, so closures helps Dems. The Left would do anything to recapture power.
CONCLUSION: Liberal Leadership Fails West Coast & All Americans
When servicing the godless religion liberalism, every opportunity is availed to crush opposition. Even fires serve if set by Antifa/BLM to destroy economies, or at least act as props for Global Warming. Just understand – the only morality in leftism is power, pure and simple.