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America’s Economy Cannot Survive Another Lockdown, And The Cult Of The Reset Knows It

November 23, 2020

This article was written by Brandon Smith and originally published at Birch Gold Group

The U.S. economy has been on the verge of collapse for at least a decade, ever since the crash of 2008 and the subsequent explosion in fiat stimulus from the Federal Reserve. While the mainstream media has always claimed that central bankers “saved” us from another Great Depression, what they actually did was set us up for a far worse scenario — a stagflationary implosion of our society.

Here is the primary problem: By injecting trillions of bailout dollars into the system, the Federal Reserve prevented the economy from going through its natural purging cycle. This cycle would have been painful for many, but survivable, and it would have removed large amounts of excess debt, parasitic corporations that produce little or nothing of use, as well as numerous toxic assets with no legitimate value. For a real free market to function, weak or corrupt elements must be allowed to fail and die. Instead, central banks around the world and most prominently the Fed kept all of those destructive elements on life support.

This has created what amounts to a “zombie economy:” a system that needs constant outside support (stimulus) in order to continue moving forward. In the process of keeping zombie corporations and other parts of the body alive, healthy parts of the economy, like the small business sector, get devoured.

The zombie economy is, however, highly fragile. All it takes is one or two major shocks to bring it down, and the moment this happens the whole facade will disintegrate, leaving the public in panic and disarray. This is what is happening right now in 2020, and it will get much worse in 2021.

Bailouts encourage and reward unhealthy financial behavior, and this is why national debt, corporate debt and consumer debt have recently hit historic highs. When every pillar of the economy is encumbered with the weight of debt, any instability has the possibility of bringing all those pillars down at once. The Federal Reserve turned the U.S. into an economic time bomb, and the Fed is itself more like a suicide bomber than some kind of fiscal savior.

The “Great Reset”

I first heard the term “global reset” or “great reset” back in 2014/2015. I wrote an article about how the reset was actually a long term process in my article The Global Economic Reset Has Begun. Christine Lagarde was the head of the IMF back then, and she mentioned it briefly in multiple interviews.

I made a mental note of it because it seemed planted into the discussion very awkwardly, as if it was scripted. I rarely heard it mentioned for years after that. In 2020, as we descend into social and economic chaos, I’m seeing the phrase used everywhere in the media and by globalists.

Over the past decade, globalist institutions have come up with numerous phrases that seem to refer to a worldwide planned and dramatic shift in human society sometime in the near future. The “great reset” is just another phrase for “the new world order.” It is important to understand that the reset these people are talking about has actually been engineered and staged for many years. This is not something that just popped up in 2020 — they have been talking about it since at least 2014. And before that, they talked about the new world order, and “multilateralism,” and the “multi-polar world order,” and Agenda 2030, etc.

The reset is the catalyst phase of an agenda that has been in the works for a long time now. The goal, as they have openly admitted many times, is to centralize the entire globe into one monetary structure, one highly interdependent and socialized economy, and eventually one faceless and unaccountable governing body.

One of the biggest obstacles to the finalization of the reset and the formation of the new world order has been liberty-minded populations across the planet — most of all, the liberty-minded people within America. The U.S. has to be destabilized or eliminated; the old world order has to be brought down before the new world order can be introduced. The people have to be beaten down and desperate, so that when the globalists offer their “reset” as the solution, the people will gladly accept it without question — simply because they want the economic pain and uncertainty to stop.

A common statement made by globalists from Klaus Shwab at the World Economic Forum to the current Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, is that the coronavirus pandemic is the “perfect opportunity” to trigger the “great reset.” As globalist Rahm Emanuel is famous for admitting, in crisis there is opportunity to do things you were not able to do before.

In other words, when people panic in the face of crisis, they become easy to manipulate. And, if a crisis doesn’t happen naturally, then why not create a crisis from thin air and use that to cause panic?

Enter the economic lockdowns…

The lockdowns have not only been proven to do nothing to stop the spread of the coronavirus, but they are also a clear attack on what’s left of our economic system. The small business sector in particular is being gutted as more than 60% of those that shut down during the first lockdown were unable to reopen. Small businesses provide more than half of all employment in the U.S.. When they collapse, the U.S. economy will have nothing left except the big-box corporations that the Fed put on life support over a decade ago.

Real unemployment, which is already at 26%, will skyrocket even further if a second national lockdown is initiated. The speedy collapse of the U.S. economy will be assured, and the “great reset” can commence. At least, that is what the globalists want to happen…

With the U.S. presidential election currently being contested, it is hard to say how the next few months will play out in detail. As I have been pointing out since July, a contested election is the best possible scenario for the globalists because it creates a Catch-22 situation:

  1. If Trump stays in office, the political left will accuse him of usurping the presidency and there will be mass riots in the streets. Conservatives will be tempted with the idea of bringing in martial law to suppress rioters, and such measures will undermine the flow of the U.S. economy, causing its fragile structure to implode.
  2. If Biden enters the White House, then he will attempt a Level 4 lockdown similar to the lockdowns we have seen in Australia, France, Germany and the UK; perhaps even worse. Our economy will crumble, conservatives will revolt, and Biden will attempt martial law measures.

Either way, the globalists get their crisis, and therein their opportunity.

Surviving the lockdowns and deterring the globalists

But here is where things get less certain for the elites. If liberty-minded Americans organize immediately for security and mutual aid, we can defuse the Catch-22. If we provide for our own security within our own communities, there will be no rationale for Trump to institute martial law. Community security is an awesome deterrent against leftist rioting and looting, and basic economic trade can continue.

By extension, if we organize our own community security as well as localize our economies with barter and trade, we also act as a deterrent to Biden and any ideas he might have of enforcing national lockdowns. The point is, we can’t allow the globalists to dictate the terms of the crisis. We must act to change the rules of the game.

The reset is not a natural inevitability, it is a con, a trap. No matter how bad the crisis in our nation becomes, it is the people — namely the liberty-minded people — who will determine the future, not the globalists. Their plan relies on our panic. Instead of panic, let’s show them a unified front and a plan of our own.



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  • danielsen November 23, 2020 at 11:12 am

    The algorithm of duality is well present. Everything the elites do, with negative or positive polarity, is part of the game.
    If Trump or Binden stays, they get what they are looking for, BUT ALWAYS UNDERSTANDING THAT THE CHOICE HAS BEEN OURS.
    They manipulate the masses to make it appear that the masses decide the future towards good or evil.
    Brandon I don’t know if you have knowledge of the Canadian and French leak of the COVID-19 program.
    Here is a very important link

    • Misty November 24, 2020 at 4:42 pm

      Great article. My only advice is to prep, pray, and stay out of the way, while the evil sects destroy themselves. And never ever get a Covid test or vaccine despite how hard they push.

  • JohnF November 23, 2020 at 1:26 pm

    “The Cult Of The Reset Knows It”

    Jail & Seize the Wealth from the CEO’s from the Too Big Too Fail/Jail Corporations & Banksters – Along with the Politicians who are in Bed with them.

    Remember that the Banksters were Fined Billions of dollars for Fraud, Corruptions & Manipulation of the Financial Markets after 08 Financial Collapse

    When the Too Big Too Fail/Jail Corporations/Banksters were bailed out by the Taxpayers at a cost of 29 Trillion according to Ron Paul Audit.

    Bank Fines, in billions Bank of America $76.1 JPMorgan Chase $43.7 Citigroup $19 Deutsche Bank $14 Wells Fargo $11.8 RBS $10.1 BNP Paribas $9.3 Credit Suisse $9.1 Morgan Stanley $8.6 Goldman Sachs $7.7 UBS $6.5

    They Used the CoronaVirus Plandemic where the Filthy Rich Politicians Shut Down the Economy to Crush the Small Business’s & Mom & Pop Stores as Non-Essential – But they Saved the Too Big Too Fail/Jail Corporations & Banksters where they have all their Investments with Trillions in Taxpayer Bailouts. No Audits Once Again.!!!!!

  • Cuz Mike November 23, 2020 at 1:34 pm

    Quoting you…..
    “The reset is the catalyst phase of an agenda that has been in the works for a long time now. The goal, as they have openly admitted many times, is to centralize the entire globe into one monetary structure, one highly interdependent and socialized economy, and eventually one faceless and unaccountable governing body.”

    Is it possible you missed one?

    “No one will enter the New World Order unless he or she will make a pledge to worship Lucifer. No one will enter the New Age unless he will take a Luciferian Initiation”
    — David Spangler

  • Wesley Leonard November 23, 2020 at 1:46 pm

    Off topic question.
    What perspectives/opinions does anyone have on
    1. The RAND Corporation
    2. The Brookings Institution

    • Amman November 24, 2020 at 5:35 am

      All bad. Academics and theory.

      • Wesley Leonard November 24, 2020 at 12:44 pm

        That doesn’t elucidate anything.

        The RAND Corporation publishes articles in CA newspapers: musings on potential near future reform developments. I read the articles, but I can’t tell what motivations are behind them.

        Brookings has bizarre conferences with multipletalk protocol. But the perspective on real issues is valid and information quality is very high.

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          Brandon Smith November 24, 2020 at 1:35 pm

          Both of them are primarily propaganda think tanks, nothing more. RAND pretends to be a military development outfit but most of their concepts are nonsense designs that don’t actually work in the battlefield.

  • Ya'aqov ben Ya'aqov November 23, 2020 at 3:50 pm

    Socialism, Communism, Marxism, Fascism, Bolshevism, Liberalism, Progressivism, et al. Are all just varying strains of Collectivism. Globalists & their central planners can call collectivism the “New World Order” or the “Great Reset” or whatever convoluted label they choose to repackage it under.

    Collectivism under the moniker of “Great Reset” will be yet another recycled, regurgitated, failed experiment of globalists because it requires the subjugation of the individual, and the worth of the collective must always be measured by the value it places upon the individual.

    • TSEC24A December 2, 2020 at 6:27 am

      “…the worth of the collective must always be measured by the value it places upon the individual.” Excellent statement. Collective (I hate having to use the term) institutions must always be voluntary. Voluntary to join and free to leave. The times and need for any collective are temporary and depend upon the circumstances of the individuals that collectivize. When those criteria are gone, the collective must dissolve. Works great in theory, but history proves it rarely works in practice. Modern labor unions are a great example of a collective that has outlived its need.

  • DC Miami November 23, 2020 at 4:45 pm

    Forever they have been kicking at our door and this time, by a combination of mind-fucking and advanced technology, they have broken it down and are now staging an armed occupation of our home. That type of guest requires special measures and skills to remove. Most are unprepared to create a new and independent economy, especially those middle age or older, and organize a system of defense. We have limited use of media (independent media is only beginning to emerge as a counter to Big Media) and thus our state of being behind the curve communication-wise makes it a steep uphill climb. It’s not impossible but in football terms, it’s 4th and long and not much time on the clock. I say that because once they finish erecting the walls around us, there will be no turning back.

  • Hugo November 23, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    Trump just authorized for the transition process to start with Biden if i’ve read correctly…..

    • Tim November 23, 2020 at 5:41 pm

      I just saw that headline. I get the impression that Trump is going to concede. It will be a sad day if he does.

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        Brandon Smith November 23, 2020 at 9:45 pm

        We shall see. It’s a long way to Mid-December. If Biden does enter the White House, expect a fast moving collapse and an attempt at a Level 4 Lockdown.

        • ben78 November 24, 2020 at 12:13 am

          Hi Bradon ,
          Could you explain why Steven Mnuchin decide to end of year several lending programm from Fed?

        • Tim November 24, 2020 at 4:36 am

          I hope Trump prevails. I did not vote for a presidential candidate on November 3rd, but obviously I would rather see Trump in office for the next 4 years than Biden. If nothing else, it would be a reprieve. It’s depressing to think about what life will be like under a Biden/Harris regime.

          • Ron R November 25, 2020 at 5:57 pm

            Yeah, I didn’t vote either, as I fully believe it does not matter, since the deck is stacked against us. I’ve been telling my family, and anyone else who will listen, that if you think 2020 has been a crazy year with world-changing, fast-moving events, wait until the next year unfolds. I’m not anxious or worried, though. Crap’s gonna happen either way, so we prepare as best we can and keep the faith.

  • Michael Zargona November 24, 2020 at 12:56 am

    Maybe I need to send Mr. Smith copies of my books…he’s running down the same track, pretty much.

  • TheTruthBurns November 24, 2020 at 3:33 am

    Until the Evil Elite are rounded up & Executed for Crimes Against Humanity Nothing will change.

  • Soldier November 24, 2020 at 7:42 am

    I was thinking that Biden may indeed come to the throne because perhaps the globalists have a weird pathological need to have a clear demon in power when “SHTF goes hot or live”. Kind of how they have a pathological need to advertise what they are doing publicly before they do it. After all, wouldn’t they have more success if they kept their strategic plans for the future more secret? But as part of their wicked nature they have to gloat their plans in our face.

    If Biden gets in that puts us in the position of having to be the initial aggressors. Ie we basically have to really push back or we start going to jail one by one. Plus they can still point the finger at conservatives by pointing out how we aren’t getting on board with communism.

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      Brandon Smith November 24, 2020 at 10:09 am

      It would actually be the worst mistake the globalists could make at this time, because BIDEN would be the initial aggressor with his lockdowns and attempted gun grabs (among other things). Also, his presence would unify conservatives like never before. Watch as multiple states break away and refuse to acknowledge federal mandates. Police and Sheriffs across the country are already refusing to enforce restrictions. The majority of the military would be on our side and will not enforce martial law measures. The leftists would not stand a chance. At that point perhaps the globalists could say that America has become an “international problem” and that the UN should get involved; but we always knew the fight was going to come to that anyway. With Trump in office, conservatives would be lured into supporting martial law themselves. With Biden in office, martial law will not be allowed to happen.

      • Soldier November 24, 2020 at 2:15 pm

        I don’t know if I quite see this argument when all the democrat states have already done lockdowns and are going back into lockdown a second time. If Biden gets in and attempts to lock us all down the powers that be argument when we resist is we are idiots not on board with protecting grandma with our rotten diseased breaths.

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          Brandon Smith November 24, 2020 at 2:19 pm

          How many truly “democratic states” are there? Not many. California, Illinois, New York and a handful of others. California Sheriffs are refusing to enforce lockdown orders right now. You overestimate the democrats. They have NO POWER. None. And conservatives will squash any Biden lockdown mandate like a bug. They will ignore it, and if he tries to enforce it he will have a massive rebellion on his hands. It would be a disaster for the globalists. I hope they actually try it.

        • Dave November 29, 2020 at 7:16 pm

          The original “lockdowns” which weren’t very strict were accompanied by sums of money to keep things quiet. Watch what happens when the money runs out. Those blue faces will instantly turn red.

      • Gauntlet33 November 24, 2020 at 3:27 pm

        Hey Brandon, I was hoping that Trump would prevail, but if it’ll help rally Conservatives, then I may in fact hope that Biden gets into office. In the end, maybe it’s just different flavors, but the same $hit.

  • JonJon November 24, 2020 at 10:17 am

    Am I the only one that thinks that Klaus Schwab looks like Dr Evil or Ernst Stavro Blofeld. If he was to appear on tv stroking a cat the image would be complete. Real life has become so bizarre it’s like we’re living in the Twilight Zone.

    • Tim November 24, 2020 at 11:08 am

      I had never heard of Klaus Schwab until this year when the media began talking about The Great Reset.

      • JonJon November 24, 2020 at 4:14 pm

        Take a look at a pictures of Schwab and then compare it to Dr Evil (from Austin Powers) or Donald Pleasence when he played Blofeld in the James Bond movie You Only Live Twice. It’s really bizarre how fantasy has become reality.

    • Chevrus November 25, 2020 at 9:01 am

      In hindsight I think it always was this surreal, but I simply did not have the lenses to see it.
      From what I am able to tell, there is a trillionaire class that has been operating for a millenia or so.
      They tend to use cut outs and kingpins so we dont see thier faces. It is much more difficult to confront indirect power. As Brandon has pointed out many times, these are narcissistic sociopaths that view the world as their game board. This view is enforced over generations and they have the stored wealth to keep it that way. When the great unwashed howl for blood they toss out one of their shills as a scapegoat. And yes, there is a perverse tendency to broadcast moves which to us may look like predictive programming. On the more mystical side, I recall reading that there are some sort of cosmic laws that dictate the need to announce what you are going to do before doing it so it appears that the masses entered the deal willingly.

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        Brandon Smith November 25, 2020 at 11:10 am

        Except now, the elites are out in the wide open with their declarations of the “reset”. They are no longer hidden.

        • Chevrus November 25, 2020 at 1:28 pm

          Yes the curtains have been rolled back and there is no confusion about what their agenda really is.

        • Dave November 29, 2020 at 7:28 pm

          I guarantee you the “elites” everyone refers to are very much hidden. So much so most believe they don’t exist. They do and have for a long time. Example: The old royal families of Europe. Does anyone believe they just faded away? They faded, but not without taking the money with them. Don’t focus on the British royals. They’re the trailer trash of royalty. The other “elites” (not just in Europe) keep a low profile and pull all the strings.

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            Brandon Smith November 30, 2020 at 11:14 am

            Nope. Just check the rosters of any major globalist foundation or conference such as Bilderberg and they are all there, right out in the open.

    • Vicki November 27, 2020 at 10:39 am

      That video of Trudeau was pretty bizarre as well. He looked like a character in a video game.

      • Dave November 29, 2020 at 7:31 pm

        I still cannot believe Canadians elected him. Either they used the same election software we did or Canadians are seriously misguided.

  • Tim November 24, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    I see the resemblance.

    I remember Donald Pleasence from Halloween. He played Michael Myers’ psychiatrist, Dr. Samuel Loomis.

  • Freethinker November 25, 2020 at 8:25 am

    If Biden comes to power, wouldn’t it be more strategic for him to use the BLM movement to continue to reduce and defund all local law enforcement, then usher in a new “peace” force that recruits radical thugs who can operate under the new law and round up any dissenters with legal force?

    • Freethinker November 25, 2020 at 8:38 am

      What would incentive conservative minded law enforcement/military to defy authority when their entire careers they’ve been trained to operate under strict rules of hierarchy? Obey your senior.

      I’m sure there are some more intelligent cops and soldiers, but the vast majority may not have the motivation, clarity or courage to put up a fight, especially if they have mouths to feed.

      I just don’t see a feasible scenario where the conservative/libertarian minded population rises up with enough force to defend itself from a machine who’s managed to indoctrinate an army of infinite proportions.

      Seems like a more practical approach would be to create cells of freedom that operate under silence, with the goal of preserving a free mindset until the false Utopia that the world transitions to under the great reset has collapsed.

      After the dust settles, pick up the pieces and create a new society, with preservation of life being the most important variable.

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        Brandon Smith November 25, 2020 at 11:14 am

        Many cops are ALREADY defying the lockdown order, even in places like southern California, so your estimations are utterly wrong. I suggest you adjust them to reflect reality rather than your assumptions. Also, I’ve heard this nonsense for years – that conservatives won’t defend themselves. Perhaps you’ve never heard of Bundy Ranch? Conservatives are more than ready to “rise up” and defend freedom. Again, you are making assumption based on a lack of understanding. I have been working within the liberty movement for 15 years, and when I say conservatives will fight back, this is coming from years of observation and knowledge of the movement. Hiding away while the elites do whatever they please is NOT an option.

        • Dawn November 25, 2020 at 2:43 pm

          Glad to hear you confirm this. Have you heard of People’s
          Folks are sadly mistaken if they really think Conservatives with simply lay down and die. This one certainly will not and I will make any gubmint thugs pay dearly if they think to come and take what is rightfully mine! Bundy’s are hero’s and so are all the folks that stood with them.
          Idaho has been a prime example of what Liberty minded folks standing together can do to repel thugs like BLM and Antifa. Don’t see any of it on MSM cause it definitely does not fit the globalist narrative!
          Thank you for your work Brandon. I always find your writings very informative and encouraging. Comments are very interesting indeed!

      • Ron R November 25, 2020 at 6:22 pm

        “Seems like a more practical approach would be to create cells of freedom that operate under silence, with a goal of preserving a free mindset…”
        Oh, that’s helpful. What the frig use is freedom if all we do is keep it to ourselves and shut ourselves indoors or hold up underground, or in a bomb shelter, or cave in the hills, like a bunch of scaredy-cat sewer rats?! This “free mindset” has no practical use in the real world if that mindset only exists as an attitude. Freedom-loving men and women don’t die for a “mindset.”
        How is your approach more “practical”? Increases your odds of survival? Don’t count on it. Besides, I do not want to survive. I want to live! And you don’t get to live if you capitulate.
        Do you want to be salt and light in this world, or tapioca and tofu? Go hide if you want. Not me.

      • Dave November 29, 2020 at 7:34 pm

        Military and police have families. They should keep that in mind. Always.

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      Brandon Smith November 25, 2020 at 11:16 am

      Conservatives won’t allow him to do that. They would eliminate BLM and Antifa anywhere they tried to riot.

    • A. J November 26, 2020 at 6:52 am

      As a friend of mine references, consistently, we have a large chump class in the U. S. There are two sides to this class. One side reveres the GOP (Globalist Owned Puppets) and the other side believes in the tooth-fairy Demoncrats. The contested election heightens the division between the two sides. Neither candidate is going to save us, in large part, because the globalist puppeteers won’t allow them to do so. Those atop both major political parties are so dirty, they protect each other against the chump class, and the rest of us. Those who comprise the chump class suffer from conditioned conventional thinking. They haven’t had an original thought in decades. They follow the twin Pied Pipers of Perdition, taking us with them. The Deep State is government, not select segments of the government, and the Deep State acts as they are directed, by those who control governments. The solution to our current challenges is beyond mere mortals, and I’m not talking about transhumanism, AI, extraterrestrials, etc.!

  • JohnF November 25, 2020 at 12:53 pm

    Three (3) Economic Collapses in Two (2) Decades.

    2000 – Dot Com Tech Bubble Collapse

    2008 – Bankster Mortgage Bubble Collapse

    2019 – Everything Bubble Collapse

    Where in the Summer 2019 the FED Got Caught Bailing Out the Banksters in the Repo Market & Had to Immediately Reverse Course from Raising Interest Rates to Immediately Lowering Them to Almost Zero. 5 – 6 Months Later Comes the CoronaVirus Plandemic as the Scapegoat.

  • Ian Dawson November 25, 2020 at 1:12 pm

    Fascinating times. Great analysis Mr Smith.

  • John November 25, 2020 at 11:01 pm

    Hi Brandon,

    There are about 30 million small businesses in the US. Your link shows about 100k have closed permanently. While every business is important, the numbers don’t seem to be out of the ordinary. Could you clarify?


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      Brandon Smith November 26, 2020 at 10:28 am

      I said over 60% of small businesses that CLOSED during the last lockdown never reopened. Not 60% of all small businesses in the country. A vast majority of businesses included in the stat you cite are home-based and web based businesses that are not affected by the lockdowns. I am referring to Brick and Mortar businesses that actually employ people other than the owners.

  • John November 27, 2020 at 10:11 pm

    That makes a lot of sense, thanks. I always wondered how many of the 30 million small businesses are not just a one-man-show. I hope you will clarify that in one of your articles if you have any data on slicing and dicing the numbers to point out the number of small businesses that actually employ people, and how important they are to the economy.

  • Kay November 29, 2020 at 11:55 am

    Too many people currently complying with assaults on our constitutional rights. However, with enough pain, even the most fearful will go to the Dentist or the Doctor. I am hoping citizens will cast their fear aside and rise up because they do NOT want to live like this – in fear – in pain – unable to feed their family – as servants to the government masters.

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